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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 2693

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Let me make this simple for you: Injuries are part of the game, PERIOD. You are the one conflating everything else If you can't accept that people get injured, stop watching sports. I never said they were all equal, I said they all deserve respect for their abilities and achievements. Also I have a ...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 2693

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Who's said he was... No you are making assumptions. My favorite player btw is Pascal Siakam, who I've watched come up via the Raptors 905. The fact that you are missing the point entirely to return to your assurtion over and over shows you can't call players anything close to human. You are the type...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 2693

Re: Raptors win their First championship

Now you just sound like a sore loser... An injury is an injury and it's part of the sport of basketball ( or any really ) and any claim otherwise is an insult to all the players who play the game. Saying this player was less important to that team than that player is to this team is nothing less tha...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raptors win their First championship
Replies: 31
Views: 2693

Re: Raptors win their First championship

...against a severely depleted Warriors team. If Durant and Thompson play the whole series, GS would have won in no more than 5 games. Despite the historical nature of the win, I think history will attach a huge asterisk on their title. ILL So I guess the GSW victory in 2015 has an asterisk because...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 7712

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

Office 365 works very well as long as people remember it is a web based program. We do office 365 deployments as part of my job, part of the checklist we run are tools from Microsoft to check bandwidth and connectivity... Probably 60% of business are failing or minimal pass on these tests, and when ...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M
Replies: 15
Views: 8476

Re: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M

Ok trying PR-GOA again...

https://imgur.com/a/VSKAMaT

Done again from raw (.NEF).

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by northstardc4m
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M
Replies: 15
Views: 8476

Prescreening - NorthStarDC4M

First Centering...

https://imgur.com/dypYKg2

I'm really pulling hairs... no matter where I try to center this it looks.... well... off? Any tips for centering something like this? And any pre-screening tips for it?

https://imgur.com/a/U5F8FU0

Just general pre-screening?

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 7166

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

. When the nuclear war comes there will be nothing left but cockroaches, Nokia 3310's and British plugs. Which will probably leak oil. ;) Bah, Vault-Tec will save us! Well some of us... and many of those for experimentation sure... but hey... in 500 years we can all use bottle caps for currency and...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 7475

Re: FedEx 757’s

TTailedTiger wrote:

Is that a photoshop job? I don’t see it listed on airfleets.net.


It belongs West Atlantic UK an affiliate operator, and there are others coming to others affiliates (ASL for example, rumors of Morningstar here in Canada getting some as well), but not FedEx itself yet.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 7475

Re: FedEx 757’s

My guess more 738s... they look decent: 5367317 It's a ways off anyways... the 757s are older but they still have useable life and good support in place. Interesting, had no idea they had 738s! I’m curious: 1) What’s the difference between the two in cargo capacity? 2) How many airports does the 75...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 7475

Re: FedEx 757’s

My guess more 738s... they look decent:



It's a ways off anyways... the 757s are older but they still have useable life and good support in place.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 7166

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

(what is 1/4 of 3mm, quick!). 0.75mm (3*0.25 easiest shortcut, done in almost anyone's head very easily), how it that difficult in comparison to: (what is 1/2 of 3 5/8", quick!) 1 13/16" if anyone was wondering, but much harder math to get to it: 5 not divisible by 2, so double to 10/16, ...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 7166

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

And of course let's all just forget that the reason many countries converted to metric in the first place was because it seemed the US was going to during the 60s and 70s only to reneg... So tyranny of yourself you Fox news nutter! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_Conversion_Act?wprov=sfla1 Se...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 8040

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

I wonder what the longest historical DL MD-88 flight was? I remember when they flew them as far west as PHX, but can't remember if it was from ATL or CVG. That was probably one of the longest? As somebody mentioned, they've come back on ATL-PWM after it had been -90s for over a year. I thought all ...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam
Replies: 116
Views: 15258

Re: Air Canada imposes 'no fly' ban, demands repayment from woman after ticket scam

Well some people literally ARE that gullible... I don't buy it here... nah she was in on it somehow is how my gut feels.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 18
Views: 2073

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

Those are... well... both good watches.

Personally I'd get the Rolex just for the value retention...And if it's the better feeling watch that is by far the biggest factor to me.

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by northstardc4m
Thu May 23, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilot's eyes burned by green laser light while flying into Orlando
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: WestJet pilot's eyes burned by green laser light while flying into Orlando

That's not some little laser pointer, how big of a laser would you need to light up the cockpit like that? Green (and Blue as well) handheld lasers are available for many purposes... Astronomy, Construction, Surveying, Laser Light Shows, etc... some are powerful enough to have a visible beam so are...

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by northstardc4m
Tue May 21, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

Re: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video

The JFK-MIA segments were operated as change of gauge tags, L10 or AB3 usually... 757 might of later on as well.



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by northstardc4m
Mon May 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

Re: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video

The MIA-LGW route was transferred to sister Texas air Corp carrier CO along with a DC-10. Eastern used the remaining DC-10s to operate MIA-EZE-SCL which switched to MIA-GIG-EZE. Apparently they also operated on LAX-MIA-GIG route. 0494288 One thing I've never seen before, B206? on the NG doors? East...

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by northstardc4m
Mon May 20, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

Re: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video

N390EA was rare, only stuck around about 6 months, sold to CO after MIA-MAD plans dropped. N391EA and N392EA were "sold" to CO in 1990. The vid of N391EA at the begining is from 90 or maybe late 89, after 391 got some updates to it's colors (blue nose). One thing I've never seen before, B2...

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by northstardc4m
Fri May 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2461

Re: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019

"The architect who hated the right angle" as I heard him refered to on TV just now, and I guess that is at least partially true, he seemed to like triangles, arcs, hexagons etc... He made some very impressive buildings in his time, a true giant of 20th century architecture. It's a pity mos...

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by northstardc4m
Fri May 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 48
Views: 8570

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

From the damage I'd guess front of truck hit nose, spin hit prop and back of truck spun into tail. The front of the truck is facing away from the plane with damage to the cab area. Plane probably yawed right from first impact and made hte second impact. My guess anyways... Also can't quite read the ...

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by northstardc4m
Mon May 06, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MSNBC -VS - Fox News
Replies: 18
Views: 1519

Re: MSNBC -VS - Fox News

As a Canadian I get a bit of a different view of us media than some... But I will say this I wouldn't trust any of the big 3 us news networks. My observations are this: CNN is opportunistic... They will report the facts more or less fully for a few minutes an hour but will then spend hours upon hour...

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by northstardc4m
Sat May 04, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4257

Re: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

There's one that has been sitting in YYZ on the North ramp for months as well. They're probably connected in some way. I've been told that one now belongs to one of the schools and will be moved to an off airport location this summer Along with the CRJ that is there with it. I actually thought it w...

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by northstardc4m
Sat May 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4257

Re: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

N766UA wrote:
Seems to me YHZ is a good jumping off point for airplanes headed downrange to, say, a new life in Africa?
Sure but leaving them sitting at a cold very wet airport for 3 months? Seems like that's not the idea.

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by northstardc4m
Sat May 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What to expect on Carnival Imagination?
Replies: 2
Views: 944

Re: What to expect on Carnival Imagination?

If you've been on other carnival ships the Fantasy class will be similar for you... A bit smaller and some of the on board features are lacking obviously but they are not bad since they got rebuilt a few years back. For longer onf them, the Fascination does 7 days out of San juan right now, same cru...

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by northstardc4m
Sat May 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4257

Re: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

I had assumed Chorus/Jazz had acquired those either for replacement of higher time frames or as parts for the rebuild program... But they have been there for weeks now if not longer... YHZ Seems like a horrible choice for aircraft storage?

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 385287

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I give it a C... boring, white, uninspired.

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by northstardc4m
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3938

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

Looks typically American flag pride in your face... The US seems to sticks flags on everything.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 4377

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

Swift Air runs the 737s, Eastern is all 767s... they operate 2 separate brands. Swift has one of the ex-EA 738s, N276EA, the rest were all returned to lessors. Basically, this is what happened: Swift Air bought Dynamic but kept the separate operation Swift Air bought Eastern Air Lines and merged the...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 4377

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

They have been flying 2-3 767-200s/-300s at a time (the exact ones have been changed out a couple times) for Sunwing since the MAX grounding. Besides all Y can't tell you much... though it IS 2-3-2 not 2-4-2. Right now N703KW and N706KW are doing the flights, both ex-QF 767-336ERs (RB.211 powered) I...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1/200 Model Planes
Replies: 5
Views: 2293

Re: 1/200 Model Planes

My Humbler opinion...

Cathay
China southern
Singapore



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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22487

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Reclining is an option for comfort. The people in front of me almost always recline, so why shouldn't I as well? Hundreds of flights and I could care less if the person in front of me reclines, they bought the damn seat. I don't like it when people close the shades(outside of bad sun glare at cruis...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22487

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Reclining is an option for comfort. The people in front of me almost always recline, so why shouldn't I as well? Hundreds of flights and I could care less if the person in front of me reclines, they bought the damn seat. I don't like it when people close the shades(outside of bad sun glare at cruis...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22487

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

None of that qualifies as advertised... They may have information on it but that's not advertising. All those info graphics can be changed without any repercussions. Advertising however has rules about it. That's an important difference. If you want to say the airline has information on it in their ...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22487

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Planetalk wrote:
This is just getting silly. Airlines advertise recline as a feature. '


Really? Please I want to see and advert from the last 5 years advertising recline in economy from any of the US majors?

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by northstardc4m
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers
Replies: 13
Views: 1304

Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Air Canada C-GAGx: 747-200 and 747-400 Combi C-FIxx/C-FNxx: 777-200LR and 777-300ER C-FMxx: 767-300ER (original AC 767s, transferred to Rouge) C-GHxx: 767-300ER (leased from GECAS) C-GAGx also had the L1011-500s C-FTLx and C-FTMx were the DC-9s C-FTNx L1011-1/100 C-GAAx was some of the 727-200s C-F...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 3285

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

It’s a shame it didn’t succeed . Wasn’t it a replacement for the 748 which was a success? Not a replacement, it was evolved from the HS748, but was larger overall so not really a good replacement. Yes, a replacement. (unless you really want to quibble over an 8.7% increase in MTOW, and 64 pax inste...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 3285

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

f4f3a wrote:
It’s a shame it didn’t succeed . Wasn’t it a replacement for the 748 which was a success?


Not a replacement, it was evolved from the HS748, but was larger overall so not really a good replacement.

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 4425

Re: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus

this is all bluster. He is looking for a better trade deal and a settlement. Otherwise, the market will react and then Trump will double down on more. Trade wars are bad on everyone. Unfortunately with this admin, my fixed version of your statement is more likely from previous trade "negotiati...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS Rollover incidents
Replies: 18
Views: 3229

Re: GPS Rollover incidents

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yeah, it happens. There’s been other rollover effects with dates and times. It’s fixed with a NOTAM and a procedure. No one goes back in time. Yawn.

GF


Well dang... and here I was hoping to go back and make a fortune in BitCoin! :P

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by northstardc4m
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6521

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

They've operated the 200, 300, 500, 700, 800, MAX 8, and soon MAX 7. As well as the small 727 fleet leased from Braniff. They also operated a few Super 80 when they acquired Muse Air.... way way back in the 80's Muse also flew DC-9-50s... but they never entered the WN fleet, the MD80s were "tr...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 56
Views: 6445

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Do cruise ships have windows/portholes under the waterline, so you can see sharks and octopuses* and whales? *gross No. Not passenger areas either usually... Deck 0 is waterline, lowest deck in the "passenger area" of most ships is 3 or 4, and even then that's usually just the gangway are...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks
Replies: 44
Views: 13485

Re: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks

It will be great to see the A321LR NEO in service and performing never before seen feats. This is the most significant new airplane in years, opening a new market sector (as does A220, at least for the modern era). It will be interesting to see what happens. The most significant new airplane in yea...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules against Boeing and US.
Replies: 22
Views: 6894

WTO rules against Boeing and US.

https://www.dw.com/en/wto-rules-against ... a-48105904

And the knives keep getting longer for Boeing.

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https://www.dw.com/en/wto-rules-against ... a-48105904

And the knives keep getting longer for Boeing.

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by northstardc4m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How well would a swept forward wing airliner work theoretically?
Replies: 19
Views: 3553

Re: How well would a swept forward wing airliner work theoretically?

The X-29 demonstrator found that while there were small improvements in efficiency, the tradeoff was massive control issues, for example the inboard wing would stall at relatively low AOA and pilots reported many "washing machines" aka uncommanded rolls, some quite sudden. Now granted the ...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 44
Views: 5361

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

Jazz Air has some Dash 8s that are over 30, so does Air Creebec and probably others... First Air, Air North, Nolinor and Air Inuit all have 30+ year old 737-200s Some of Air Transat's A310s are over 30 We Canadian's keep our planes longer than most apparently! First Air got rid of their 737-200's a...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 44
Views: 5361

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

Jazz Air has some Dash 8s that are over 30, so does Air Creebec and probably others...

First Air, Air North, Nolinor and Air Inuit all have 30+ year old 737-200s

Some of Air Transat's A310s are over 30

We Canadian's keep our planes longer than most apparently!

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