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by FlyHossD
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6819

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Wasn't there an asbestos issue with the bag room at T2? Was this resolved? In the original T2 basement area there is definitely asbestos but all the outbound bags go over to the "barn" to the west if the terminal which is new enough that there should be no asbestos. Right. But what about ...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6819

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Sad to see it go. Used T2 almost weekly flying TW PHXSTL on the L1011. Flew United Express to SJC and SFO many times. Even used T1 a couple of times on WN before it went down. I always thought T2 represented what everyone thought an airline terminal should feel and look like in the wild west. It wa...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order
Replies: 197
Views: 30924

Re: Ryanair submits offer to Boeing on new 737MAX order

The question is what you get first 320 or 737. We have no Idea when the max is back in the air, Airbus can at least give a delivery time. Had a discussion with a FAA ASI just last week and asked about the 737Max. He said, "The Max was ready in January." IMHO, the politicians aren't done g...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron
Replies: 53
Views: 6296

Re: Bombardier in talks to sell business-jet unit to Textron

What would this mean for Learjet? IIRC, Lear production (i.e. sales) has been slow already.

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by FlyHossD
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3187
Views: 551116

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

But 2 connections on a 737-800 (the dawg of narrow bodies) - they will be jarring in in contrast. Had my connections been on a newly refurbished (used) A319, it would have been an end to end CONSISTENT UNITED experience. So you're comparing an aircraft that hasn't been refurbished to one that has? ...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135315

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

SuperiorPilotMe wrote:
I wish we can start calling it F-15E Block 40 or whatever, EX reeks of Boeing PR speak.


Well, as long as Boeing doesn't call it the F-15Max, should we really complain?

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by FlyHossD
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3187
Views: 551116

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

But 2 connections on a 737-800 (the dawg of narrow bodies) - they will be jarring in in contrast. Had my connections been on a newly refurbished (used) A319, it would have been an end to end CONSISTENT UNITED experience. So you're comparing an aircraft that hasn't been refurbished to one that has? ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/26/2020:UA Cuts IAH-PBI,JAN-ORD;Adds ORD-MFR;NK Cuts JAX-DTW
Replies: 65
Views: 10909

Re: OAG Changes 1/26/2020:UA Cuts IAH-PBI,JAN-ORD;Adds ORD-MFR;NK Cuts JAX-DTW

[twoid][/twoid] Another market gone and a bunch of frequency reductions for UA at IAH. And the plan is to go from 600 to 700 flights? When? Max cuts extended through summer - they’re shuffling the deck. IAH will grow when they have the planes. Last I heard (last October or November) was that UA was ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways
Replies: 41
Views: 10259

Re: Pax downgrade due to personal weight by Thai Airways

I’ve had to downgrade a customer on other airline before. Customer was too wide for a business seat, and obviously in this day and age the arms rest and seat fixtures didn’t move. Where as in economy we raised two arms rest for the customer. Was very uncomfortable situation for everyone involved as...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: UA Gains 24 of 39 New DEN Gates
Replies: 285
Views: 40319

Re: UA to Potentially Gain 24 of 39 New DEN Gates

It would be far from the first time they screwed over the only airline actually HQ’d in Denver. Also, I’m just going to say it, UA only wants these gates to deny them to competitors. I bet usage will be the minimum for them not to be taken away. How would UA go from 500 flights per day to 700 witho...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overweight section on planes?
Replies: 31
Views: 5167

Re: Overweight section on planes?

I had a classmate who played in the NFL. He was 6'7" and 295 pounds during his playing days. And I guarantee you, he wasn't fat! Quite the contrary, he was very muscular. These days, he weighs around 320 pounds. But yes, he takes up a lot of space. So when he travels, he spends the cash for fir...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accusation: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying
Replies: 87
Views: 14677

Re: FAA acted improperly in approving WN Hawaii flying

A type rating is necessary to evaluate whether a pilot runs to APU or the airspeed at which she flies? Again, let's go back to my question: is there any part of an ETOPS verification flight that would require a type rating in the relevant aircraft for acceptable evaluation? First, to a large degree...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is the raked wingtip style different among current acft using it?
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Is the raked wingtip style different among current acft using it?

Max Q wrote:
764


The first raked wingtip/winglet I saw was indeed a 767-400.

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA962 Divert?
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: Did UA962 Divert?

Varsity1 wrote:
The information available for tracking this flight today is very contradictory. Where is it at?


Did you check United.com? Seems to be over halfway there (as I write this).

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3187
Views: 551116

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Hypothetically, UA could replace every CR2 under the UAX banner with a CRJ550 and avoid scope issues. Does anyone have an estimate how many additional CR7s are floating around the UA system that could be converted? Also, are there any more around (outside of UAX) that could be acquired and converte...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3187
Views: 551116

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

...So, given DL,AA and WN I would assume UA must have AA in their crosshairs and possibly Delta down the road. But the domestic hole has got to be filled. So I can’t help but think UA is FURIOUS over the MAX!!! Aren't year-end and fourth quarter results due out in about a week? That may give us som...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2772

Re: Single pilot flight decks

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Cape Air, I think.


Cape Air's C-402 have 9 passenger seats, IIRC.

Where are there single pilot 19 passenger ops...? I haven't been able to think of one, but maybe I'm missing something.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3187
Views: 551116

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

How is UA going to grow at EWR / ORD / SFO until new gates are built? DEN / IAD / IAH are logically growth points. Where will the planes come from? UA has ordered 186 737Max* aircraft - 14 737-Max9s have been delivered. Once the Max aircraft return to service, I'd expect an as rapid as possible del...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Drunk
Replies: 17
Views: 6390

Re: Stupidity at its maximum

airportugal310 wrote:

Looks like the tail hitting the power lines


Given the bank angle, I thought it was the right wingtip that hit the power lines. After several replays, I was able to stop the video at a frame where the right wing (near the tip) is deformed.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2772

Re: Single pilot flight decks

Today we only have single-pilot aircraft with 19 or less passengers. I think this won't change. I think what we will see next is aircraft with one human pilot and one AI pilot. In order words, still two pilots. First out will probably be cargo aircraft, and after some years the technology will be a...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single pilot flight decks
Replies: 48
Views: 2772

Re: Single pilot flight decks

Voice comms would be the first thing to go in any single-pilot cockpit—all CPDLC unless an emergency. High performance single-pilot operations in highly stressed, crowded airspace have existed for a long time—combat, but different risk assessment. CPDLC would be a great help, too - good point. But ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 191408

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

FAA is reviewing wiring issue found on the 737 MAX: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-737max-safety/boeing-faa-reviewing-wiring-issue-on-grounded-737-max-idUSKBN1Z40U9 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/business/boeing-737-max.html "The New York Times reported Boeing is reviewing wheth...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3187
Views: 551116

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

...Is it normal procedure to let someone occupy an inoperable seat? Generally, if the seat can be locked in the upright position, it can be occupied, but who wants to ride in that seat any significant distance (hello, non-revs if the CSA is sharp)? If it won't stay upright, then it can't (again, in...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3187
Views: 551116

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Construction on a new North Regional Aircraft concourse mirroring B80-B95 is already under construction. I saw it this week. They are also adding 4 gates at the west end of B, but that construction has not started yet. Huh? There's already construction well underway at the west end of B. Indeed, it...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3187
Views: 551116

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

...Another thing no one is talking about is IAD is now UA second most profitable hub right behind DEN. At one point MWAA thought their CPE would exceed $31 dollars, but some how they have gotten their cost under control and today their CPE is under $17 dollars. If MWAA can keep their CPE cost under...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 3187
Views: 551116

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Construction on a new North Regional Aircraft concourse mirroring B80-B95 is already under construction. I saw it this week. They are also adding 4 gates at the west end of B, but that construction has not started yet. Huh? There's already construction well underway at the west end of B. Indeed, it...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane crashes into house in Maryland
Replies: 16
Views: 3393

Re: Plane crashes into house in Maryland

LTCM wrote:
It's time we start putting severe restrictions on GA and airports around populated areas. Way too many cowboys causing death, injury, and destruction for people on the ground.


Trolling much? Or just a fan of gross over reactions?

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85477

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

The A320 has always had the proven range for any of the routes you've mentioned. Think JetBlue, or Virgin America. Transcon airlines, with a fleet of Airbus. My recollection and experiences are somewhat different. That is, in the stronger winter winds (westerly), the A320CEOs are more likely to mak...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27384

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

First, my condolences to the family and friends of those who perished. May the dead rest in peace. I would find that a bit scary too. Why is that a scary thing? How many times have you passed through an intersection where a serious - or even fatal - auto accident has occurred? Is that scary, too? I...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27384

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

First, my condolences to the family and friends of those who perished. May the dead rest in peace. I have to ask also.........why is that scary? Think folks. It's the same exact flight that he flew on a few months ago. And that flight just ended in a crash.. I would find that a bit scary too. Why is...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 709317

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I also like the two threads to separate fleet updates in one and the other for route/other changes. This is my preference as well. In any case, I appreciate the efforts of those who created and monitor this thread. EDIT: Would it be prudent to create a sub-group for each airline? So Airliners.net>A...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 takeoff on a snowy day: Unusually LONG run-up?
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Re: 737 takeoff on a snowy day: Unusually LONG run-up?

Not sure about the 737, but on CFM56 powered A320 there is an ice shedding procedure in these conditions to accelerate the engines up to 70% N1 for 30 seconds before takeoff (and once every 30 minutes, if the ground time exceeds 30 minutes). IIRC, the 737 has the very same requirement. The only cav...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 4954

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

Just thought of the Dash / DHC-7 - were there any accidents in this fleet? My caffeine deprived mind can't think of one at the moment.

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A321 only a recent success?
Replies: 69
Views: 16050

Re: Why is the A321 only a recent success?

The newer A321s are also better performers than the earliest versions. So I suspect that plays into the sales scene, too.

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by FlyHossD
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happens to the Plane of a Cancelled Flight?
Replies: 16
Views: 4362

Re: What Happens to the Plane of a Cancelled Flight?

Thanks for all the answers everyone. Seems like cancelling a flight is a major headache not just for passengers but operators too. Out of curiosity, who decides what happens to the plane of the cancelled flight? That, too, is a complicated decision. Where is the plane needed next? Before sending it...

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by FlyHossD
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 709317

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

SFOtoORD wrote:
codc10 wrote:
Rumor has it a new SFO route will be announced tomorrow.


Hoping for SFO-DUB on the 788.


Looks like you bet on the right horse.

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by FlyHossD
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 709317

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

When I fly United into a non-hub domestic airport, unless it is a smaller nice airport like Tampa, I often find that the return flight experience stinks in terms of UA not having its own “gates and seating and no UC” - one example is Miami! I love Miami and go about 5x a year. But I dread the retur...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 4954

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

- Airbus A340-200/300/500/600 (really impressive record; hundreds of aircraft, some of them old) Air France 358, an Airbus A340-300, went off the runway in Toronto and burned, so don't think it would make the list. Then there was the Etihad A340-600 that went over the wall before it even flew it's ...

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by FlyHossD
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 21
Views: 1976

Re: Pilot shortage

I can tell you from current and continuing personal experience that the *airlines* absolutely think there's a shortage of pilots, including the majors, and they're the ones who would know. Two years ago, I recall hearing from a long time colleague that our former carrier had gone from having about ...

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by FlyHossD
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178934

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Revelation wrote:
Acey559 wrote:
I just found it interesting how often we carried diapers on the airplanes.

How long before someone uses this line to make a joke about the pilots? :biggrin:


Well, once the mandatory retirement age gets lifted to 80...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Northwest Fleet Upkeep
Replies: 7
Views: 1684

Re: Northwest Fleet Upkeep

IIRC, CO installed GPS/FMS in the DC-10s before retirement.

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by FlyHossD
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?
Replies: 13
Views: 2825

Re: Professional pilots: what else do you fly?

We have one partner in a King Air for business travel and have started a rebuild on a classic single engine experimental homebuilt. Looking forward to retiring (again) in a few years and getting the relatively high performance sailplane I’ve long promised myself for my retirement hobby.

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by FlyHossD
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 709317

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

With Munoz handing the reigns to Kirby, do we think this will have any impact on the new Small Narrowbody discussion, or the pilot negotiations? Every time I've heard "the economics for 100 seaters don't work," it's come from Scott Kirby's mouth. Those statements have come in the A220-100...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aircraft family has the modern flight control system
Replies: 21
Views: 3088

Re: Which Aircraft family has the modern flight control system

With the MS-21 introducing feedback to the side stick on airliners, I would say it is going to be that one. 32 years of safe operation by the Airbus sidestick say hello. Artificial feel in a sidestick is not an improvement "just because". Perhaps "digital feedback" would have im...

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by FlyHossD
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Career Path Program
Replies: 11
Views: 2216

Re: Career Path Program

Reread Starlionblue's post at least 3 times. All that I can add is that in my career, persistence was a key factor. I was just too stubborn to quit! Don't overthink it. When you start out in aviation, take any job that pays you to fly... ...Maybe don't set your sights on a specific airline as your &...

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by FlyHossD
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airspace
Replies: 21
Views: 1653

Re: Airspace

Excellent replies by Starlionblue and GalaxyFlyer: It can grow a lot, but not everywhere. Some areas, e.g. London and New York, are very congested and have been so for decades. ATC improvements help but there is no silver bullet. Antiquated airport layouts with deep alleys don't help. JFK, for examp...

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by FlyHossD
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 709317

Re: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

CDG still scheduled to operate on 777 next summer. Yeah but that is only for 3-4 months of the year the remainder of the time its a 763. Also right now its way to early to say if ORD-CDG will in fact operate as a 77E next summer or if there will be a change of equipment as the summer 2020 schedule ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting
Replies: 32
Views: 7947

Re: Delhi air so polluted planes diverting

Looks like there's a United flight enroute to BOM now: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL48 Didn't a foreign airline temporarily stop flights operations to New Delhi a couple of years ago because the flight attendants complained? I can't recall the name of the airline but think it was either a ...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do turboprops have flaperons?
Replies: 13
Views: 4621

Re: Do turboprops have flaperons?

No they don't. They are too cheap and simple for such extravagances. They don't need it either since they don't fly fast enough for wing twisting to be an issue. ATRs do have roll control spoilers though... IIRC, the ailerons on the Twin Otter extend a bit when flaps are deployed - does anyone know...

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by FlyHossD
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A350 update?
Replies: 131
Views: 40776

Re: United Airlines A350 update?

When did UA purchase (not order, but actually pay for) the A350 sim? Is it installed in the Flight Training Center yet? I think it was about two years ago, I was told by a director at UA that they hadn't purchased the sim yet and that it was being stored in Canada. Is that still the case? Please don...

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