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by northstardc4m
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Decline in traffic to the site...
Replies: 11
Views: 2749

Re: Decline in traffic to the site...

Well perhaps more concerning is for 5 historical registrations i searched, JP came up before a.net on all 5 of them? In most JP was on the first page, a.net was not?
N203EA
N8837Z
N404PA
N69AF
C-FPWB

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 127
Views: 12721

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Some of the planes had different interiors but there was much inconsistency, a couple 727s had economy seats from Avianca for example after leases. Especially Eastern's DC-9-51s acquired from Muse Air in 1987 (N###MC). All blue leather seats, no rear galley. Eastern had few DC-9-32s from Texas Inte...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?
Replies: 27
Views: 5402

Re: Why aren't there flights between Toronto and Moscow?

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if AC had considered the route during their recent major expansion. If I recall correctly, it was on some of AC's "possible future destinations" maps. I suspect that the current poor political relationship between the two countries makes the addition ...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Aircraft retirement

They will often just paint the minimum to remove the branding, and may avoid painting the rudder to avoid having to rebalance it.

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 127
Views: 12721

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

That's just one of the final EA color variations, nothing to do with the trooping flights[/quotle] Do you happen to know if they planned on refurbishing the economy section? I saw the new Business Class section and remember it looked very nice with new two-tone grey seats, blue carpet, blue striped...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 127
Views: 12721

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Eastern was operating L1011s for troop movements based out of Rome. From your photo, it appears as though you may have been on one of them... Notice the absence of the American flag on the number two engine. That's just one of the final EA color variations, nothing to do with the trooping flights. ...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 127
Views: 12721

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

Love those three pictures... Very sad. Personally speaking, I flew on Eastern A-300 on January 13, 1991 (5 days before shutdown). The route was PDX-SEA-ATL. So, Eastern was operating A-300 flights until Friday, January 18, 1991 at 11:59 p.m. That week, after series of discussions with bankruptcy co...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 127
Views: 12721

Questions about the final year of Eastern

I have some questions that keep getting multiple answers when I research them about post-Lorenzo Eastern. 1) Did the A300s ever return to service post Lorenzo removal? I know the 757s, L1011s, DC-9s and 727s did to some extent but I'm looking for info specifically if any of the EA A300s flew service...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 7262

Re: Flair Air Cuts U.S. Routes

Enerjet (and their new commercial name) will come out the winner in this 4-legged race. Swoop is WS's version of Zip and Tango. A marketing tool to benefit the overall corporation and shareholders profitability. It will most likely cease once the commercial benefit cedes. . If you want to make that...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge/Jetz Rebranding
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Air Canada Rouge/Jetz Rebranding

Jetz will be moved to the new colors as painting is needed from what I've been told. Rouge branding is separate and will not change... though there is a rumor the "Air Canada" will be dropped from the logo?

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9771

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

ywgspotting wrote:
Anyone know what the Reg is on the aircraft in the video?


Seems to be C-FFLA

Which makes sense, it's the next 800 ex-Primera

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9771

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

nevermind, removed source already

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3886

Re: New vs used cars

One thing a used car will never ever give you...

New Car smell.... mmmm... new car.... ahhhhhhhhhhh......

Otherwise, for it depends on how long i intend to keep the car... if it's a stop gap for 2-3 years ill go used. Second car for shopping, used... main car for commuting for the next 5+ years= new

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th
Replies: 62
Views: 9771

Re: The “new” Flair Airlines coming Feb 13th

All I could think of....

Image

Really need to see some better views of it though before I pass judgement.

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Equipment Changes due to CPA between Jazz/AC
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: Some Equipment Changes due to CPA between Jazz/AC

Abandoning Calgary-Cranbrook to WestJet/PCO? That didn't take long... I guess they don't think they can compete without the B1900D?

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by northstardc4m
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 74
Views: 10095

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

Ziyulu wrote:
Did this crash affect the merger between CO and UA?


In a word, no

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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?
Replies: 22
Views: 1288

Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

I dunno... my favorite Italian restaurant just added more Veal to the menu a couple months back and their Veal Marsala is the best I've had anywhere, Veal Parm is their 3rd most common dish that I see (After their Lasagna and Sunday Sauce both of which also have Veal in them)...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10666

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

And just so we are all on the same page here, from the official NTSB Accident Report, https://ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/AAR9601.aspx : -------------------------------- Probable Cause The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable causes of this accident wer...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10666

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

Except that: They weren't flying in freezing rain they were flying in icing conditions which isn't a rare occurrence near Chicago or in any other number of countless busy airports in the world. They had the anti ice system on and it was working as designed. It was not the first time that crew had ru...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42
Replies: 67
Views: 10666

Re: Why did American Eagle get rid of the ATR 72/42

The ATRs also had an issue with safety records in freezing temps because of one big crash in the 1990s with a base at ORD. For the bazillionth time: the ATR met all FAA icing certification requirements. Now you might take the position that those requirements were insufficient, but the ATR successfu...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A320 cabin
Replies: 23
Views: 5263

Re: Air Canada A320 cabin

I actually find that the Airbus interiors on AC look quite dated. Yellow lighting, beige plastic and scratched up unresponsive screens aren’t what I would call world-class. Their long-haul interiors on the other hand feel quite nice and modern. It's very inconsistent... some look factory fresh and ...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump 2020 reelection chances
Replies: 318
Views: 32698

Re: Trump 2020 reelection chances

Hilary lost while winning the popular vote just like her husband won the Presidency while losing the popular vote (43%). So? He didn't "lose the popular vote" he won the most votes of any candidate in 1992 (and so WON the popular vote): Clinton 43% 44 909 889 Bush 37.4% 39 104 545 Perot 1...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alternate Pan Am story
Replies: 16
Views: 2713

Re: Alternate Pan Am story

National WAS the start of the fall... PA spent too much for an airline that didn't provide the domestic feed to it's hubs OR any markets they didn't reach. If they'd dropped National on Lorenzo instead of getting into a buying war with him and giving him a big nest egg. Instead as I've said before y...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Porter lounge @ YOW closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

Re: Porter lounge @ YOW closed

Well since we don't know what they are getting revenue/profit/loss (still Privately owned so no annual report) wise I wonder if things are more loss making then some people think. Recent moves seem to be more and more towards cost cutting and selling ancillary assets (YTZ Terminal etc).

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by northstardc4m
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle
Replies: 54
Views: 5589

Re: A citizens’ group fed up with the noise from flights in and out of YUL are stepping up their legal battle

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
They did it before, anyone remember Mirabel.

GF


Well problem with Mirabel was it wasn't moving the entire airport, it was moving the International flights only... so of course it failed. Now if they'd moved all the flights and it could've turned out a very different story.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 8043

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

This thread scares me...

The correct answer is freshly combusted jet fuel!

Come on this is an aviation site

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by northstardc4m
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enerjet to morph into a ULCC in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 5019

Re: Enerjet to morph into a ULCC in 2019

There are a whole pile of opportunities a well run (and capitalized) ULCC could exploit in Canada that WS and AC have zero interest in going after. Things like: -adding new capacity and competition onto routes such as YOW-YWG that have less capacity on them today than 30 years ago even though traff...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect building to have demolished
Replies: 33
Views: 2161

Re: The incorrect building to have demolished

Airstud wrote:
northstardc4m wrote:
The correct answer is the original Pennsylvania station, NYC, in 1963


Well no; see, it was the Detroit Times' building.



(See opening post.)


One word there sinks your argument...

Detroit... did anyone even notice it was gone for a few years?

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by northstardc4m
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect building to have demolished
Replies: 33
Views: 2161

Re: The incorrect building to have demolished

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsyl ... prov=sfla1


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The correct answer is the original Pennsylvania station, NYC, in 1963

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsyl ... prov=sfla1


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by northstardc4m
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!
Replies: 36
Views: 13863

Re: Air Canada 319 getting repainted!

Well now watch it come out in Star Alliance colors or something just to annoy us and keep an AC A319 from ever being painted in the raccoon scheme :rotfl:

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by northstardc4m
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7988

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

Switch over to the other seaboard and see protectionism in full effect. YYC was a typo of course, don't try to deflect from your own poor examples by lambasting me for a typo. Have you seen how many countries Canada actually have open skies agreements with? 20 according to this rather official look...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Q3 results
Replies: 78
Views: 7988

Re: Air Canada Q3 results

The only thing that's absurd is that you refuse to see how protected Air Canada is from competition, even on international long haul markets. Are you an employee of Air Canada or why do you have blindfolds on? Comparing Atlanta to Toronto is apples and oranges all over again, just like your Canada/...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge fleet
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Re: Air Canada Rouge fleet

They already have some 763s not from AC... fin 693/C-FIYA and fin 694/C-FIYE came direct from Hawaiian.

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by northstardc4m
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny Airlines Vistacrusier?
Replies: 10
Views: 1360

Re: Allegheny Airlines Vistacrusier?

I believe that they called the Convairs Vistacruisers, so it probably refers to the CV580 as the 540s were all gone by 71.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 36
Views: 4734

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

All AR 747/74L flights in June 1989 OAG: AR 110 MAD MADRID, SPAIN 10:50 FCO ROME(FIUMICINO), ITALY 12:50 EZE-MAD-FCO P 0 747 2 AR 110 EZE BUENOS AIRES(PISTARINI), BA, ARGENTINA 17:00 MAD MADRID, SPAIN 9:35 EZE-MAD-FCO P 0 747 1 AR 110 EZE BUENOS AIRES(PISTARINI), BA, ARGENTINA 17:00 FCO ROME(FIUMICI...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9774

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

ushermittwoch wrote:
The diversion airport is noteworthy.
Does not show up often.


No because YQB and YUL are not that far away... this is one of those rare instances where the pilots were "get down right the f*** now" and so headed to the closest long enough paved runway.

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by northstardc4m
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?
Replies: 20
Views: 4552

Re: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?

FS 2 (on 5.25" on a 286...), FS 3, FS 4.1 (came on both 3.5 and 5.25 disks), FS 5, FS FW95 (on CD wow!), FS 98, FS 2000pro, FS2002, FS2004*, FSX* P3Dv1/2/3, Sierra Pro Pilot, XP9/10/11, Aerofly FS2* ( *= still using) Not to mention things like F-15 Strike Eagle, F-19, Falcon 4.0, IL-2, LOMAC, T...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?
Replies: 77
Views: 15093

Re: Why no commercial jets airlines build with wing on the top?

Technically ATR is part-owned by Airbus. And what is now Bombardier was owned by Boeing in the 1990s Only deHavilland Canada was owned by Boeing (Canada) for a few years jointly with the Ontario Government... and it was sold to Bombardier who already owned Canadair, but Boeing never owned Bombardier.

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by northstardc4m
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR
Replies: 54
Views: 7113

Re: Air Canada Ending YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR

I wonder if AC has given the Cessna Sky Courier any thought as a replacement for the B1900. It's still a twin turboprop with 19 seats but it might be more efficient. https://cessna.txtav.com/en/turboprop/skycourier Not pressurized and slower than the 1900... They could just as easily look at the Do...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi
Replies: 34
Views: 5967

Re: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi

johnclipper wrote:
Besides the SN DC-10s that operated as a combi, did any other DC-10CFs operate as combi or was it the same as with the MD-11CF?


World at least offered Combi configs for charter on their DC-10-30CFs... if anyone actually did it I have no info.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Toronto Pearson will be fully level 3 Slot Coordinated in 2019 like JFK & LHR, GTAA lies about YYZ maximum capacity
Replies: 39
Views: 6602

Re: YYZ Toronto Pearson will be fully level 3 Slot Coordinated in 2019 like JFK & LHR, GTAA lies about YYZ maximum capac

In a word: hogwash

"FRIENDS OF PICKERING AIRPORT"

Nothing on their entire site is cited... it's just claims and colorful charts and questionably redacted documents...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW L1011 Timetable services
Replies: 76
Views: 8202

Re: LGW L1011 Timetable services

I'm guessing EA never considered flying LGW-MIA nonstop with an L1011. No.. EA didn't have longer range L1011s... It was too far for a 100 reliably and the 200 and 500 were absent from the EA fleet with no affordable options available when they were looking. EA got the DC10s cheaper than any availa...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Re: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?

Eastern was always more opportunistic in aircraft acquisitions... at least post-Rickenbaker. The question is for the 757 what would EA's route network be today had it survived? They never really hung on to aircraft either... They were quick to dispose of the DC-8 and 720 for example compared to the ...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug and their A310s
Replies: 52
Views: 9381

Re: Interflug and their A310s

Depending on how you factor them in, behind the Iron Curtain or not, would JAT count as the biggest Western aircraft operator in Eastern Europe? They flew everything from Convairs to Caravelles to DC3s, DC6s, DC9s and 10s as well as 707s, 727s and 737s. Yugoslavia wasnt really part of the Soviet bl...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet
Replies: 26
Views: 4306

Re: Air Tahiti looking at 2 jets to join their ATR fleet

I do find it strange they wouldn't go for the E2-190... the 195 comes up a little short of HNL and AKL, where as the 190 could theoretically make both of them?

The A220-100 seems to range them both as well though prevailing winds etc might play a role.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?
Replies: 81
Views: 15193

Re: Why isn’t there a 50 seater replacement?

Could bombardier re jig the Dash 8-100 New engines Thats the problem though... besides the crewing costs anyways... new engines for that category just don't exist. It is still the PW100 family, GE CT7 or Allison AE2100... there hasn't been a new design turboprop for that size class. The AE2100 was ...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 61
Views: 3856

Re: If the USSR were still around...

We would of dug up a black rectangle on the moon 20 years ago, have space stations, and Jupiter would of become a star... hows that?

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by northstardc4m
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11 ... Never Forget
Replies: 49
Views: 3884

Re: 9/11 ... Never Forget

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=105795
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SDFguy wrote:
deltadart106 wrote:
Also, if you haven't, check out the A.net threads from that day. Fascinating to see how it all played out in realtime, especially from an aviation enthusiast's perspective.


Does anyone have any links?


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=105795

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by northstardc4m
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada dash 8-100
Replies: 46
Views: 7377

Re: Air Canada dash 8-100

And my 2 bete-noirs still hang in there somehow... C-GION (Ion) and C-GONR (Goner)... Don't know how many times those flew me YTS-YYZ or the reverse mostly when they still wore Air Ontario on them... figures half the -100s remaining would be ex-GX ones. Though i will miss the baby Dash when they are...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct 90's grunge band?
Replies: 28
Views: 1131

Re: The Correct 90's grunge band?

Dutchy wrote:
Nirvana

You have been proven wrong. :lol:


I have to agree :checkeredflag:

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