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by FlyMKG
Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Accidents/Incidents Caused By Turbulence
Replies: 12
Views: 15721

Major Air Accidents/Incidents Caused By Turbulence

Can somebody provide me with 4 or 5 major accidents/incidents that were because of turbulence. I remember seeing something on this board about clear air turbulence and some plane over Japan. Any help would be appreciated.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 7 Knots GroundSpeed In Slow Flight!
Replies: 23
Views: 4689

RE: 7 Knots GroundSpeed In Slow Flight!

Back when I was training for my PPL my instructor and I got one of the 172Rs down to 6 kts. After we recovered from slow flight we turned around and got it going 153 kts in level flight back to the airport. Its quite a difference.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Localizer Antenna Height
Replies: 3
Views: 5991

Localizer Antenna Height

How tall is the actual localizer antenna that is used for ILS approach systems? Also how tall in the actual glideslope antenna?

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Flight 1420 Legal Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 3006

RE: American Flight 1420 Legal Issues

Note to self don't hit the post button twice.

FlyMKG

[Edited 2005-03-21 06:07:41]

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by FlyMKG
Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Flight 1420 Legal Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 3006

RE: American Flight 1420 Legal Issues

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by FlyMKG
Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Flight 1420 Legal Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 3006

American Flight 1420 Legal Issues

I have a ten page report due in two weeks about the legal issues surrounding the crash of AA1420 in Little Rock, <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym>. If anybody knows any websites that could help me with this or if you have ideas of your own, please post them here. I am o...

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by FlyMKG
Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Single Engine Light Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 5779

RE: Odd Single Engine Light Aircraft

LeanOfPeak,

That is exactly what it is!! Thanks much.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Single Engine Light Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 5779

Odd Single Engine Light Aircraft

About a week ago I downloaded a video off of a thread in CivilAv that had some single engine plane flying extremely low in snow covered terrain. A link to the video is <a href="http://www.airviolence.com/download.php?view.164" target="_blank">here</a>. This plane had a T-tail and a high wing. It als...

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by FlyMKG
Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Cereal Do You Have?
Replies: 23
Views: 2931

RE: What Cereal Do You Have?

At school I eat Apple Jacks. At home I eat the greatest cereal known to man - Count Chocula.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internet Word Size
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

RE: Internet Word Size

Text Size and that should solve your problem.

FlyMKG
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If you are using Internet Explorer go to View-->Text Size and that should solve your problem.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Serious Golfers Out Here?
Replies: 27
Views: 2895

RE: Any Serious Golfers Out Here?

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by FlyMKG
Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Serious Golfers Out Here?
Replies: 27
Views: 2895

RE: Any Serious Golfers Out Here?

Golf is pretty much my life. I work at the local country club and my family has a membership to the semi-private course on the other side of town. When I'm not at school, I golf about four times a week. As far as equipment goes I have Maxfli A10 irons (3-P), a Taylor Made A-wedge, a really old sand ...

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by FlyMKG
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leno, Letterman, Or Conan?
Replies: 33
Views: 2806

RE: Leno, Letterman, Or Conan?

Leno is an absolute box. He isn't even remotely funny and he moves around like a board. Letterman is very personable and he seems like an everyday guy. His monologue is good too. Conan is just so off the wall it is hilarious. His little skits are some of the funniest things on <acronym title="Virgin...

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by FlyMKG
Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Has Flown Which Aircraft?
Replies: 92
Views: 12010

Who Has Flown Which Aircraft?

Not many compared to most people: B712 <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> B722 <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> B732 <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> B733 <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">...

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by FlyMKG
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Most Frequent Aircraft At Your Home Airport
Replies: 79
Views: 10834

RE: The Most Frequent Aircraft At Your Home Airpor

Here in Muskegon (MKG) the most well represented airliner is the mighty B1900D. We get something like five a day. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/185077/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/185077/M/" target="_blank">Vi...

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by FlyMKG
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Becoming A Pilot
Replies: 11
Views: 3194

RE: Becoming A Pilot

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by FlyMKG
Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Job?
Replies: 80
Views: 4951

RE: What Is Your Job?

In the summer I work at a golf course babysitting rich people and their golf clubs. Now I just go to school.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Riddle
Replies: 13
Views: 1668

RE: A Riddle

The reason she like the things she like is because it when the word alternates between a consonant and a vowel - like BaNaNa. She doesn't like words that have more than two consonants or vowels in a row like leTTuce.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Michigan Tracon
Replies: 7
Views: 2917

RE: West Michigan Tracon

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by FlyMKG
Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Michigan Tracon
Replies: 7
Views: 2917

West Michigan Tracon

Today I was listening to Muskegon (MKG) approach control and one of the controllers was having a conversation with a guy about the future of the controllers here in Muskegon. He said that four controllers are going to retire this year and that leaves them shorthanded. Because of that and some other ...

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by FlyMKG
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Turboprop Preference And Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4456

RE: Your Turboprop Preference And Why?

I have flown on a few Skyway B1900Ds and some ASA ATR-72s. The 1900s were by far the better aircraft. The ATRs were extremely hot on the inside and extremely cramped. The 1900s have plenty of room and always have a stream of cool air blowing right into your face. The 1900 just looks and feels more s...

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by FlyMKG
Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your FS9 Routings
Replies: 10
Views: 2814

RE: Your FS9 Routings

I have been flying different scheduled flights recently with a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> 73G and a <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> DC-9-14 I just downloaded and. I find that if I fly real routes with real planes I tend to fly out of airports I norm...

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by FlyMKG
Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 764ER World Tour Route
Replies: 1
Views: 2323

764ER World Tour Route

Does anybody have the route that the 764ER demonstrator took on its world tour? I have this plane for FlightSim, and I would like to do some of the real flights that it did.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever Hit Or Been Hit By A Plane?
Replies: 42
Views: 5513

RE: Ever Hit Or Been Hit By A Plane?

When I used to work for a little FBO in Grand Haven, MI, I was sweeping the floor of the hangar and ran into the side of a Cessna 152 wing. My nose hurt for a week.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USN F18F Super Hornet Demo Video Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

RE: USN F18F Super Hornet Demo Video Wanted

I have this video saved onto my computer if you want me to send it to you. Just leave me a message if you want it with an email address and I'll send it to you.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cirrus Aircraft As Viable Trainers
Replies: 20
Views: 3947

RE: Cirrus Aircraft As Viable Trainers

The school that I attend will most likely use the Cirrus aircraft for instrument training. This way students can get a little glass time along with the conventional time they get in the 172s. As far as cost goes my school will be one of the first if not the first to order a large number of Cirrus. T...

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by FlyMKG
Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A Long Runway But No Big Planes....
Replies: 36
Views: 6395

RE: A Long Runway But No Big Planes....

Battle Creek, MI (BTL), has a 10,003 ft runway. The biggest things that use it are the Air National Guard A-10s and a bunch of biz jets.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White "Dorms" At LHR?
Replies: 6
Views: 3430

White "Dorms" At LHR?

Can anybody tell me what the white buildings in this photo are used for? They seem to be some sort of dorm complex or apartment buildings. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/778273/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/7782...

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by FlyMKG
Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do You See Planes Right Now?
Replies: 22
Views: 5334

RE: Do You See Planes Right Now?

When I am at home, I see aircraft going into <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> on the Polar One and aircraft going into <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> on the Pullman Four all the...

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by FlyMKG
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cirrus Aircraft As Viable Trainers
Replies: 20
Views: 3947

Cirrus Aircraft As Viable Trainers

What are your opinions on the Cirrus family of single engine planes being used as trainers for those desiring to get PPL and Instrument Ratings? On one hand they hand like an excellent trainer because they have all the newest technology incorporated into them such as avionics and ice protection. The...

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by FlyMKG
Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?
Replies: 43
Views: 17376

RE: How Often Do You Fly, And On What Airline?

I fly about 3 trips a week to and from BTL on WMU CoA Cessna 172Rs. That translates to around 150 trips a year.

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Current Operational Microwave Landing Systems
Replies: 4
Views: 2890

Current Operational Microwave Landing Systems

Tonight I was going through my Instrument Procedues Handbook when I came across an MLS approach. I understand how the approach works and why it was killed off and everything, but I still have some questions. Was the equipment needed in the plane similiar to the standard VOR receiver with a glideslop...

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by FlyMKG
Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy Landing At LGA
Replies: 39
Views: 15884

RE: Crazy Landing At LGA

Does anybody have a copy of the video or know where I can get a copy of the video that Clipper002 describes? I would love to see that!

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Video Collectors Out There?
Replies: 11
Views: 7467

RE: Any Video Collectors Out There?

You can find many really good videos on the internet. I have right around 800 videos I have downloaded off various websites. Most aren't very long but they are fun to watch. I keep adding to them too. My most recent downloads are Concorde's last takeoff from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kenned...

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by FlyMKG
Tue Jan 18, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest Class C And Class D Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 13859

RE: Busiest Class C And Class D Airport

So does anybody have an idea about the least busy class B?

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest Class C And Class D Airport
Replies: 21
Views: 13859

Busiest Class C And Class D Airport

In the US, what are the busiest class C and class D airports in terms of arrivals and departures per day? Also what is the least busy class B airport in terms of arrivals and departures per day? For the busiest class C my guess is <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">...

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by FlyMKG
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Arriving Before They Depart
Replies: 39
Views: 14195

RE: Flights Arriving Before They Depart

Skyway's flights from MKG (Muskegon) to MKE arrive about 30 minutes before they depart.

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by FlyMKG
Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyway Airlines Jobline
Replies: 1
Views: 6777

Skyway Airlines Jobline

Back before Midwest redid their website they had an 800 number that you could call to see if there were any Skyway jobs available. Does anybody have this number?

FlyMKG

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by FlyMKG
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All Airports You've Ever Been To
Replies: 142
Views: 11351

RE: All Airports You've Ever Been To

Places I have flown myself to: 61D, HAI, <acronym title="Kalamazoo / Battle Creek - International (Municipal) (AZO / KAZO), USA - Michigan">AZO</acronym>, ASW, 6D6, 3GM, 4N0, VPZ, 35D, C91, IRS Places I have been flown to: <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">...

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by FlyMKG
Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USColleges For Pilots: ERAU, Purdue Or Ohio State?
Replies: 45
Views: 7989

RE: USColleges For Pilots: ERAU, Purdue Or Ohio State?

I think you really should consider Western Michigan University. We have a top notch program here and it is only getting better. We fly out of 2 airports - BTL and <acronym title="Kalamazoo / Battle Creek - International (Municipal) (AZO / KAZO), USA - Michigan">AZO</acronym>. Most students get there...

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by FlyMKG
Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coex From Howell, MI To GRR?
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Coex From Howell, MI To GRR?

According to Flytecomm.com and Redone Aviation there was a COEX flight from Howell, <acronym title="SilkAir (Singapore)">MI</acronym> to <acronym title="Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International (Kent County) (GRR / KGRR), USA - Michigan">GRR</acronym> with an ERJ145. Howell's Livingston County ai...

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by FlyMKG
Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Keys Are On Your Key Chain?
Replies: 34
Views: 2271

RE: What Keys Are On Your Key Chain?

I have: 1x mini blue flashlight 1x car entry key 1x car ignition key 1x car remote unlock button 1x house key 1x dorm entry and elevator key 1x dorm room entry and mailbox key 2x golf cart keys - one for club cars and one for ezgos  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thum...

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by FlyMKG
Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Midwest Connect: MSP-MKE-BNA
Replies: 6
Views: 5323

RE: Midwest Connect: MSP-MKE-BNA

Great report. I agree that <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> is one of the nicest airports in the midwest. <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> has a really great operation there, and I hope they keep it going strong.

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by FlyMKG
Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: WN To Hawaii
Replies: 36
Views: 7828

RE: Report: WN To Hawaii

I thought the reason <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> never flew to Hawaii in the first place was that a lot of their rewards program people would use their free tickets to go to Hawaii, and that it wouldn't be profitable. If <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acrony...

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by FlyMKG
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyway's ERJ-140 Delivery Date
Replies: 7
Views: 2495

Skyway's ERJ-140 Delivery Date

According to Embraer's website, Midwest Airlines has 20 ERJ-140s on order for their regional Skyway. Does anybody know approximate delivery dates for these aircraft and what routes they might serve? Hopefully when they get them they'll get rid of the B1900D and start sending the DO328jets to MKG. Fl...

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by FlyMKG
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots Whats A Good Watch?
Replies: 38
Views: 7856

RE: Pilots Whats A Good Watch?

I have a Citizen Skyhawk watch and it is excellent. It looks really nice. The only drawback is that is a little heavy. Overall though, I'd recommend it to anybody.

FlyMKG

I'd also like to welcome myself to the site after being a long time lurker. I look forward to adding my 2 cents.

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