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by gothamspotter
Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Too Hot To Land?
Replies: 16
Views: 7426

Too Hot To Land?

LGA was averaging 4 hour delays Monday due to a couple of massive lines of thunderstorms barrelling through and severe wind shear as they approached.

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by gothamspotter
Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage Handler Killed At DCA This Am
Replies: 59
Views: 18520

RE: Baggage Handler Killed At DCA This Am

A bit of irony...an ad for the GE GenX engine appeared at the bottom of the article linked in the first post when I loaded it.

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by gothamspotter
Mon Jun 06, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines At JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 7796

RE: American Airlines At JFK

We can only cross our fingers that it will be better than the old terminal, which while in ok aesthetic shape, is basically an overgrown maze which can take terribly long to get to where you need to go.

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by gothamspotter
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Canada Get The Scum Of Flights To The US?
Replies: 38
Views: 13526

RE: Why Does Canada Get The Scum Of Flights To The US?

Reasons: 1. There are not many population centers in maritime provinces of northeastern Canada, hence little chance of ground casualties should things get out of hand. 2. If you think the United States is the only target, you're sadly mistaken. Western Civilization, including Canada, France, the Net...

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by gothamspotter
Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO Alligators...Sightings?
Replies: 8
Views: 2562

RE: MCO Alligators...Sightings?

The outdoor areas at <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> smell like a zoo. It wouldn't surprise me if there were some hippos, tigers and chimpanzees running around along with the gators.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/snaggletooth...

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by gothamspotter
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toughest Approaches In The World
Replies: 96
Views: 24580

RE: Toughest Approaches In The World

LGA runway 4 is difficult because the available stopping distance is only about 4,500 feet. If you don't stop, you cross the active takeoff runway and then land in the East River. Expressway Visual 31 shouldn't be too difficult for a professional pilot. There is a decent amount of room for you to st...

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by gothamspotter
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turboprop Crash @ Teterboro
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

RE: Turboprop Crash @ Teterboro

It was not a jet, it was a Swearingen <acronym title="South African Airways">SA</acronym>-226T, a dual engine turboprop. Reg N-22DW, similar to the aircraft below. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/849131/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a>...

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by gothamspotter
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turboprop Crash @ Teterboro
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

RE: Jet Crash @ Teterboro

Apparently crashed on landing, two onboard, one injured, reported engine problems before landing.

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by gothamspotter
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turboprop Crash @ Teterboro
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Turboprop Crash @ Teterboro

A corporate jet has crashed at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Very few details at this time.

[Edited 2005-05-31 18:13:59]

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 31, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Fencing At Airports...check This Photo
Replies: 85
Views: 16240

RE: Security Fencing At Airports...check This Photo

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 31, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe Flies DXB-HRE With 1 Pax
Replies: 59
Views: 11164

RE: Air Zimbabwe Flies DXB-HRE With 1 Pax

I'm sure in the weeks following 9/11 there were some very empty widebodies flitting about.

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 31, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Neeleman Comments On Burlington, VT
Replies: 18
Views: 3454

RE: Neeleman Comments On Burlington, VT

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by gothamspotter
Wed May 25, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To Increase Number Of Flights To Oslo, Norway
Replies: 35
Views: 7301

RE: CO To Increase Number Of Flights To Oslo, Norway

I can't imagine sitting in coach on a 752 for 8 1/2 hours (westbound)...or even 7 1/2 hours (eastbound).

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 23, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This Duct On Air Force One?
Replies: 18
Views: 9484

RE: What Is This Duct On Air Force One?

Most commonly referred to as "the Doomsday Plane". If the President ever has to board one of these birds, it means we're pretty well f---ked. Big grin

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 23, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Georgia Tech Or MIT For Undergrad?
Replies: 7
Views: 16333

RE: Georgia Tech Or MIT For Undergrad?

MIT. While Georgia Tech is a great school, it doesn't have the aura and name recognition of MIT. There's also the possibility that she'll decide to change her major to another field, in which case MIT offers more choices that are all among the top programs in the world. Not to mention Boston is a he...

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 23, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spain Air Force A310 At LGA!
Replies: 1
Views: 4112

RE: Spain Air Force A310 At LGA!

Whole thread on this ultra-rare visitor at NYCAviation.com...

http://www.nycaviation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=80

She apparently brought in some VIPs for Cinco de Mayo festivities.

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 23, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 20 Highest Landing Fees
Replies: 39
Views: 44587

RE: Top 20 Highest Landing Fees

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 23, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Slight Change To Song's Livery!
Replies: 36
Views: 8611

RE: Very Slight Change To Song's Livery!

I HATE the "airline.com" liveries most common in Europe, though I guess Song has an excuse since their URL is not <b>song.com</b>. That said, unless the owner of the domain <b>song.com</b> is really, really stubborn, there's no reason Delta couldn't make him a generous offer he couldn't refuse that ...

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 23, 2005 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Fight US/HP Merger?
Replies: 40
Views: 6673

RE: Will Boeing Fight US/HP Merger?

How exactly would Boeing "fight" the merger? Both airlines already have a ton of Airbii anyway.

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 23, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Issue $550 Million In "Islamic Bonds"
Replies: 21
Views: 6461

RE: Emirates To Issue $550 Million In "Islamic Bonds"

This is very interesting to me. In the event the money borrowed results in a profit for the borrower, how much does the lender expect to receive? Is it equivalent to the amount of interest the borrower would pay on a conventional loan?

[Edited 2005-05-23 02:21:30]

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 23, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT: Jetblue Honeymoon Over?
Replies: 84
Views: 14749

RE: NYT: Jetblue Honeymoon Over?

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 23, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash In NYC Today
Replies: 20
Views: 15943

RE: Plane Crash In NYC Today

Turns out there were originally 5 onboard, but one girl originally on the plane got spooked and begged the pilot to land so she could get off. He did, and then they left again. Full story here: <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/311911p-266840c.html" target=_blank>http://www.nydailynews...

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by gothamspotter
Sun May 22, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Taxies Planes For Maintenance?
Replies: 49
Views: 5672

RE: Who Taxies Planes For Maintenance?

Have there been any modifications to the taxi certification process since 9/11? How stringent is it?

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by gothamspotter
Sun May 22, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Altitude Cruising
Replies: 44
Views: 9589

RE: High Altitude Cruising

I've experienced FL410 on a jetBlue A320. On <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>, initial cruise was around FL370, but whil...

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by gothamspotter
Sun May 22, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Emergency In ROC
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

RE: B6 Emergency In ROC

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by gothamspotter
Fri May 20, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair's First SFO Flight Today
Replies: 42
Views: 8838

RE: Icelandair's First SFO Flight Today

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by gothamspotter
Thu May 19, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair's First SFO Flight Today
Replies: 42
Views: 8838

RE: Icelandair's First SFO Flight Today

Does the flight continue to LHR after REK?

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by gothamspotter
Wed May 18, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Airbus In New Colors, Not TED
Replies: 35
Views: 11586

RE: UAL Airbus In New Colors, Not TED

Yes, whenever a flag is painted on a vehicle, whether it be a train, bus, or plane, flag protocol states that it is meant to appear as if it is being blown in the wind.

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by gothamspotter
Wed May 18, 2005 3:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is There A Reason For This Headgear?
Replies: 22
Views: 4798

RE: Is There A Reason For This Headgear?

Maybe it gets cold in those whale birds.  Smile

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by gothamspotter
Wed May 18, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Connexion To Begin TV Services
Replies: 0
Views: 1717

Boeing Connexion To Begin TV Services

<b><i>Connexion launches inflight <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) - 10:12 <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> <acronym title="Pendleton - Eastern Oregon Regional (Municipal) (PDT), USA - Oregon">PDT</acronym> Tuesday Connexion by Boe...

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by gothamspotter
Wed May 18, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre Shaheen Fleet Facts!
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

RE: Bizarre Shaheen Fleet Facts!

From their jobs page: <b>SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION ASSISTANT (Female preferred) Candidate must be an <acronym title="Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> or Business graduate with hands-on experience of software project documentation, hardware inventory recording, filing, requisition follow-ups and <...

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 17, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DCA-JFK With Merger?
Replies: 29
Views: 2832

RE: US DCA-JFK With Merger?

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 17, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A320 In Tulsa Today!
Replies: 15
Views: 3710

RE: AC A320 In Tulsa Today!

U2 is not playing Tulsa. Saturday they played Chicago, they were off yesterday and today, and the next 3 shows are in the New York City area starting tomorrow. They must have had some other business in Tulsa.

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 17, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colleen Barrett: US CEO Lakefield Must Be On Drugs
Replies: 106
Views: 8661

RE: Colleen Barrett: US CEO Lakefield Must Be On Drugs

IMHO, the exploding use of the internet to research fares and schedules has been far more detrimental to the legacies than the existence of LCC's. Before Expedia and Orbitz and Priceline and Travelocity, people couldn't compare prices without a.)a travel agent (who might be biased due to rewards off...

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 17, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/HP Merger Details - Being Released Tomorrow
Replies: 93
Views: 10511

RE: US/HP Merger Details - Being Released Tomorrow

HP's 757 fleet is getting up there in age, the "newest" being 16 years old, the oldest being an ex-Eastern aircraft delivered 21 years ago.

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by gothamspotter
Sun May 15, 2005 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Behind The Airline Safety Card!"
Replies: 11
Views: 10236

RE: "Behind The Airline Safety Card!"

The Fight Club website is a hoot. I always get a kick out of seeing old sites, this one being circa 1999.

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by gothamspotter
Sun May 15, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colleen Barrett: US CEO Lakefield Must Be On Drugs
Replies: 106
Views: 8661

RE: Colleen Barrett: US CEO Lakefield Must Be On Drugs

US is in a lose-lose position. If they do nothing they'll fail, and if they merge they might prolong the inevitible but still fail....therefore I wouldn't question their judgement. <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> is the one making an awfully tough decision, since they've be...

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by gothamspotter
Sun May 15, 2005 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onur Air Banned In France
Replies: 96
Views: 11487

RE: Onur Air Banned In France

What are the exact issues the European authorities are having problems with?

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by gothamspotter
Thu May 12, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plane Evacuated After Arabic Shouts
Replies: 43
Views: 10452

RE: BA Plane Evacuated After Arabic Shouts

If the public had confidence that passengers were being profiled and screened properly on the ground, incidents like this wouldn't happen.

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by gothamspotter
Wed May 11, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Jet Blue Caribbean Destination: Ponce
Replies: 47
Views: 5077

RE: Next Jet Blue Caribbean Destination: Ponce

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by gothamspotter
Wed May 04, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Pull A300's And 738's Out Of BOS
Replies: 38
Views: 8462

RE: AA To Pull A300's And 738's Out Of BOS

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by gothamspotter
Wed May 04, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversions Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

Diversions Thread

Just about every day someone starts a thread about a specific diversion. Some people get upset about this, and probably isn't worth starting a thread for every diversion since they happen frequently and usually aren't a big deal. Today I noticed two diversions and I'm curious as to why they occurred...

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by gothamspotter
Wed May 04, 2005 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW Sabre Deal
Replies: 10
Views: 1734

RE: SW Sabre Deal

Press release about the deal... <b><i> May 03, 2005 07:30 <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> US Eastern Timezone Southwest Airlines and Sabre Airline Solutions Sign a Seven-Year Passenger Reservations Contract DALLAS & SOUTHLAKE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2005--Southwest Airlines and Sabr...

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 03, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Pee-Pee On The Aisles In Flight!
Replies: 67
Views: 20677

RE: Passenger Pee-Pee On The Aisles In Flight!

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 03, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: May 3: Big Day For B6
Replies: 58
Views: 7482

RE: May 3: Big Day For B6

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 03, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Per JP Morgan, FlyI May Not Make It
Replies: 16
Views: 3094

RE: Per JP Morgan, FlyI May Not Make It

These Wall Street analysts are just doing their job, but unfortunately they often end up doing more harm than good. Remember the brokerage that forecast $100 oil a few weeks ago?  Yeah sure

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 03, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German PRESS: Airbus Delays A380 Delivery
Replies: 31
Views: 10129

RE: German PRESS: Airbus Delays A380 Delivery

Are there any plans for a second flight anytime soon?

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 03, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Pee-Pee On The Aisles In Flight!
Replies: 67
Views: 20677

RE: Passenger Pee-Pee On The Aisles In Flight!

Jmcmorante: There's no one to be rightfully "enraged" at. You can't be mad at the airline: I don't think any business, or most people in general, would think to be cautious of the possibility that a particular person might pee on the floor just because she speaks an unfamiliar language. You can't be...

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 03, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black Coloured Aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 12364

RE: Black Coloured Aircraft

Here's a real purty black 727. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/828094/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/828094/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/9/0/828094.jpg" alt="Click here for bigger p...

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 02, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: May 3: Big Day For B6
Replies: 58
Views: 7482

RE: May 3: Big Day For B6

jetBlue vs. Song to <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> is a real marketing battle now. Here in NY, <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> is pushing the fact that they have the most flights to the <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> area and that <acronym title="Burbank (/ Glen...

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