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by TW870
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 344
Views: 72312

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

[What about the same Delta One seats the 767-400, and will the planes be receiving the new wireless IFE system? NO NEW J SEATS Will they at least update the IFE throughout the plane, with the new wireless IFE? I don't think so. This seems like a minor refresh that allows them to sell the Premium Se...

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by TW870
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248182

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
NateGreat wrote:
Any word on the next A339 deliveries?

Next delivery mid-Jan; the one after mid-Feb.


Is SEA-PEK the next A339 route?

Thank you as always for the weekly report. I love having all of that information in one place, and it is fascinating to see how usage changes over the course of the year.

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by TW870
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250245

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

It's 16 days left until 2020. Should we assume that all MD-80s and MD-90s, that stay in Delta fleet past January 1, are fully ADS-B equipped and compliant? What about those planes that are retired, but eventually find new owners (presumably outside US)? Will there be special ferry permits for non-A...

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by TW870
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 163882

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

First return flight took an hour and a half departure delay. Anyone know why? Right now they're at FL320 northwest of St. Petersberg headed toward the Finland border. 7:10 down, 8:30 to go. Dark outside and not fun in coach! I hope someone puts up a report from itF Am on the flight now (but in the ...

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by TW870
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations in Europe early 1960s
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

Re: TWA Constellations in Europe early 1960s

A few pictures from 1961 here. https://www.frankfurt-aviation-friends.de/frankfurt-rhein-main-late-1950s-axel-j Great shots! I especially love the one with the Pan Am DC-6B on the IGS coming in from Berlin (most likely) in the background. The Pan Am blue meatball scheme looked better on the DC-6 th...

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by TW870
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations in Europe early 1960s
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

Re: TWA Constellations in Europe early 1960s

The image of the TWA Constellation above this is clearly of an L1649A freighter with the windows partially blanked out. I forgot that they had the C-82 over there that late! But if they were still on R-3350 power, then they needed the C-82 because you needed to change engines at basically every stop...

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by TW870
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 163882

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

First return flight took an hour and a half departure delay. Anyone know why? Right now they're at FL320 northwest of St. Petersberg headed toward the Finland border. 7:10 down, 8:30 to go. Dark outside and not fun in coach! I hope someone puts up a report from itF

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by TW870
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Constellations in Europe early 1960s
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

Re: TWA Constellations in Europe early 1960s

In 1961 TWA went all Boeing 707 Jets from the USA to Europe.I came across a few photos of TWA Constellations in Europe on Facebook that were after 1961.Did TWA keep some Lockheed Constellations in Europe for intra European routes to feed their Jet Traffic or possibility of a charter flight? Not fro...

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by TW870
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 163882

Re: Inaugural Delta JFK-BOM Tomorrow.

The 77L is also on ATL-PVG even though it can be flown by the 77E. The reason is to maximize the high yield cargo coming out of PVG (Shanghai, China) which includes electronics without their batteries (e.g. cell phones/tablets) and PVG is such a transit hub (and so is ICN with even higher yield ele...

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by TW870
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 12951

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

I think there are three factors that are worrisome for the future of the passenger operation: 1) If SY were profitable now to any real extent they would have already IPO'd. We also know (pretty well known in the industry) WN looked at buying SY just for the planes. We don't know why that didn't hap...

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by TW870
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 12951

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

Here's how the Amazon deal will work. 10 months per year those 737 freighters will fly the same utilization. 2 months per year those planes will probably be flying as hard as possible. Also, they would not acquire these freighters to let them sit. There isn't really a lull for Amazon, there's just ...

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by TW870
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 12951

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

Not negative for SY. Negative for passenger competition in the USA. > the move into air cargo will balance lulls in the carrier’s passenger and charter business, which is focused on carrying travelers from the Twin Cities to sunshine destinations. The passenger market cools each fall, just as the a...

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by TW870
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 12951

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

I haven’t read the paywall article, but: 1) one of the SY execs went to Amazon Prime Air about a year ago. 2) It sounds like this will be pulling resources from scheduled ops judging from the reference to balancing flying from Summer to Winter. I see this as ominously negative for domestic passenge...

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by TW870
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum
Replies: 47
Views: 6014

Re: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum

https://simpleflying.com/united-airlines-jetblue-possum/ https://www.foxnews.com/travel/man-jetblue-flight-opossum Personally, I think the possum is adorable! My take? If the passenger called Jetblue and arranged ahead of time for the critter to fly, then he should have been able to fly. I have no ...

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by TW870
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739781

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

I have an MRO and overhaul question. How much capacity exists - and on what timeline - for airlines to put 737NGs and A32Xs through another HMV visit to make up for lost MAX capacity? I imagine that older aircraft that were supposed to retire are getting much closer to running out of hours and cycle...

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by TW870
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173291

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

The 77L has more than enough range empty to fly SIN-MSP or ATL non-stop. Is this a function of Delta crew duty hours? I am guessing it has to do with crew augmentation. By stopping at NRT, you break the trip into a 6 hour segment and an 11 hour segment. If you operated a single 16 hour segment, I t...

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by TW870
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United vs American, the old rivalry
Replies: 25
Views: 5965

Re: United vs American, the old rivalry

The battle between UA and AA at ORD during the 80s was epic. The competition for winning ORD-NRT authority was almost like a political campaign with newspaper ads, civic leader endorsements and employee rallies. UA built T1 which was monumental. AA built up their ORD-TATL service to an amazing leve...

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by TW870
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United vs American, the old rivalry
Replies: 25
Views: 5965

Re: United vs American, the old rivalry

I think the reason the rivalry has persisted for so long is that they both had a successful response to deregulation. They both built relatively strong coastal operations, and built large connecting hubs in cities that were on the cutting edge of the economy in the center of the country (DEN and ORD...

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by TW870
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12522

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Interesting commentary here; I've been keeping tabs on the aircraft that appear to be flying peak for my blog (I won't link to it, as I've got commercial self-interest in it, but if you want to Google "Air Cargo Peak Season 2019" you can find it if you want to). A few other aircraft worth...

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by TW870
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12522

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

I wouldnt exactly call this peak. If anything its a soft peak due to the current trade war with china. The tonnage this “peak” is far less than last year, thats for sure. Come to my gateway and tell me it’s a soft peak. The Atlas’ of the world may see soft market conditions, but the integrators are...

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by TW870
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173291

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

I had wondered that, but I have never seen any airbus proposal for an A321 with the A320 door configuration. I think even on the new spaceflex cabin or whatever its called that they still have three sets of doors plus the available fourth doors or window exits for higher capacity. Turkish Airlines ...

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by TW870
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173291

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

[photoid][/photoid] Will there be room to add 4 more Y seats at I guess it would be D2 L and R to up the seat count to 198 or are those already included in the 194 seat count? 194 makes total sense based on the current configuration and the deletion of doors 2 L/R. Current configuration is 192. The...

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by TW870
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173291

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Your source was offical, but 2 years old. My source is current. I can't post a link to a password protected site. If anybody knows how I'll post an image saved on my device of the cabin layout. 42E now instead of 30E. You would be correct. It will be 194. First delivery in NOV, but will probably sl...

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by TW870
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173291

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

You forgot the odd-time redeyes SLC-ATL, SLC-JFK and SEA-ATL. The mission of the A220-100 has mostly been to upgauge long-thin CRJ9/E175 routes, especially in strong competitor territory (NYC, DFW, IAH, SEA, Bay area). That's what was said, and that's what it's done. Expect the A220-300 to open up ...

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by TW870
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP airport time lapse video of Thanksgiving snowstorm.
Replies: 6
Views: 3358

Re: MSP airport time lapse video of Thanksgiving snowstorm.

Excellent work to everyone at MSP! They really kept it rolling. A good friend was onboard one of the few bad diversions, having left ATL at 11pm, holding over RST, then diverting to DTW for a 3-hour sit, and then finally arriving MSP after 9am. But that was rare given the fact that the brunt of the ...

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by TW870
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173291

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n128du


They got that one out of indoc pretty quick - just six days. I presume they need it for the post-Thanksgiving rush out west.
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n515cr wrote:


They got that one out of indoc pretty quick - just six days. I presume they need it for the post-Thanksgiving rush out west.

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by TW870
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248182

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Any updates from people in the know on MSP-PVG? I had thought it was supposed to launch spring 2020 if slots were available, and with AA returning some slots I think they are available. And they will have the airplanes, especially as the 14th A350 is already out on the flightline and another one is ...

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by TW870
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 12284

Re: Fuel Truck Takes Out 2 American Eagle Aircraft at DFW

Actually there are two videos in the link. The second shows the result of the incident. The first shows the incident. Apparently the driver was driving towards what I called aircraft 2 and swideswiped what I called aircraft 1 - before fully impacting aircraft 2. In the video you see the fuel truck ...

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by TW870
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173291

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

A pilot recently said there may soon be a 220 base in SEA. Things will get even more interesting when the 32N and 223 come online, which I think is late spring and through summer 2020 perhaps? I can’t believe Delta is putting so many seats in the 321 neo, that thing is going to be as tight if not t...

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by TW870
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248182

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Why does DL have so many spares in the schedule? Are they out of service due to a reduced schedule? Are they intended to serve as backup for other widebody aircraft in service? DL's winter widebody schedule requires ~25 less frames than its summer schedule. Hence the slack in usage. Some of these f...

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by TW870
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248182

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

DL1 JFK-LHR will be operated by N831MH the second refurbished 767-400ER this evening, 11/16. Yep, and looking at the schedule this week it looks like DL001 will be the 764 every day. I know there was a lot of talk on here about delays for EIS of the modded aircraft, and that folks were expecting EI...

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by TW870
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.
Replies: 37
Views: 9030

Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Wow. Great video. I was somewhat surprised about the gear up flight. A good marketing video for sure, but not by or for prop enthusiasts. No cool start-up sequence, music covering up the sound of the engines, and most importantly, no cool camera work for the infamous R-3350 exhaust stack fire plume...

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by TW870
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.
Replies: 37
Views: 9030

Re: Delta DC7B inbound to ATL for DL museum.

Cool video of the takeoff, ATL flyover, and landing: https://news.delta.com/one-final-homecoming-legacy-delta-dc-7b-culminates-atlanta-return AAflyguy Wow. Great video. I was somewhat surprised about the gear up flight. A good marketing video for sure, but not by or for prop enthusiasts. No cool st...

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by TW870
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173291

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

One important change I have noticed with the ongoing fleet upgrades is that with 27 A220s in the fleet (the 28th bird comes next week), the 717 has left the west coast. I haven't checked absolutely everything, but there are no 717s on what had been likely places for the 717 to pop up. Interesting o...

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by TW870
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173291

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

One important change I have noticed with the ongoing fleet upgrades is that with 27 A220s in the fleet (the 28th bird comes next week), the 717 has left the west coast. I haven't checked absolutely everything, but there are no 717s on what had been likely places for the 717 to pop up. SEA-DEN and SE...

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by TW870
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248182

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

DL1 JFK-LHR will be operated by N831MH the second refurbished 767-400ER this evening, 11/16. Yep, and looking at the schedule this week it looks like DL001 will be the 764 every day. I know there was a lot of talk on here about delays for EIS of the modded aircraft, and that folks were expecting EI...

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by TW870
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 9804

Re: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched

I flew ATL-HNL in the last couple of days. I did a big miles drop on this trip, so I was in D1, not main cabin. But I was talking with the flight attendants, and two of the three bid off of international to avoid working the new service (I guess they haven't phased it in on HNL yet). They all had a ...

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by TW870
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15611

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

The re-engined A340s remind me of the Lockheed L-1649 Starliner and DC-7C. Good airplanes, but a tweaking of a platform that was already on its way out. In today's industry, the technology curve is moving so much slower than it once did. This A340 got 13 years of operation, whereas the -7C and the 1...

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by TW870
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 173291

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

A question for some of our posters who are in the know at Delta. Are there MD-90 motors being shipped to New Zealand for overhaul with the plan being that some of the -90s will be reactivated as the -88s phase out in 2020? Given how many new airplanes Delta is taking, I am somewhat skeptical that th...

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by TW870
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 285360

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I wonder if the mods can consider ways to break up the giant, catch-all threads on broad topics. In particular, I am referring to the 737 Max thread. I try to wade into that thread for information about the re-certification process. But it is so ...

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by TW870
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 1159
Views: 248182

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

hkcanadaexpat thank you for posting the summary of the whole transition to the winter schedule. Excellent reference to have this all in one place!

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by TW870
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 285360

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I wonder if the mods can consider ways to break up the giant, catch-all threads on broad topics. In particular, I am referring to the 737 Max thread. I try to wade into that thread for information about the re-certification process. But it is so h...

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by TW870
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Defending aviation against environmental extremists
Replies: 151
Views: 24807

Re: Defending aviation against environmental extremists

This isn't really intended as a criticism of Kaitak personally, but implied in this sentence is the binary, us-vs-them discourse that has completely eroded sensible debate in the past decade or so. I would identify as both a "defender" of aviation and also someone who has strong enough vi...

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by TW870
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prinair is back
Replies: 38
Views: 9263

Re: Prinair is back

Best wishes to the new Prinair! Honestly, if I could time travel back to any airline place and time the Caribbean in the 1970s and 1980s would be it. The cargo scene was amazing, as were the passenger airlines - the Prinair Riley Herons, the Air BVI and Aero Virgin Islands DC-3s, the Chalks Mallards...

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by TW870
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash 42 years ago today.
Replies: 39
Views: 10954

Re: The Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash 42 years ago today.

Paul McCartney and Wings toured the US in 1976 using a BAC-111. That aircraft, at least the boarding door, is seen on the cover of the live "Wings Over America" 2-LP set that was released the following year. An outfit based at my home town airport, TUS, had a thriving concert tour charter...

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by TW870
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash 42 years ago today.
Replies: 39
Views: 10954

Re: The Lynyrd Skynrd plane crash 42 years ago today.

The "newer nacelles & exhausts" were wrapped around some seriously powerful engines. :o The standard Cv240 had two 2000hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CA18 Double Wasp piston radial engines The "300" had two 2500hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16 or CB17 This gave it the same ...

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by TW870
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3 ditches off Nassau (Bahamas)
Replies: 30
Views: 9349

Re: DC-3 ditches off Nassau (Bahamas)

Regarding the unpressurized DC6 issues, there would be no reason to maintain this system unless you had an operational requirement to fly at higher altitudes. I use to fly the DC6B out of LAX and on exceptionaly warm days we would take off and not pressurize the aircraft until we were out of say 60...

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by TW870
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3 ditches off Nassau (Bahamas)
Replies: 30
Views: 9349

Re: DC-3 ditches off Nassau (Bahamas)

So, I have a question for all you old piston aficionados. Many of these Convair and Douglas twins were designed to fly on one engine, but in recent years, I am seeing more and more of these things crash, when operating on one engine. Is it because many are either overloaded or is because of the de-...

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by TW870
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Does terminal G open in LaGuardia?
Replies: 6
Views: 3570

Re: When Does terminal G open in LaGuardia?

They just connected the temp bridge from D to G. Hopefully will be opened in next few weeks. When C starts to come down, it’s going to be a mess for DL at LGA Hardstand ops I take it to replace C? There are three fingers of C. The new G holds at least as much as each of those fingers. Does the addi...

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by TW870
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash 42 years ago today.
Replies: 39
Views: 10954

Re: The Lynyrd Skynrd plane crash 42 years ago today.

It was a somewhat unusual airplane, as it was marketed as a "Convair 300" - which meant a 240 but with the newer nacelle and exhausts of the 440, where the outlet is a single square chamber rather than the 2 pipes as on the 240. I believe the airplane was still certified as a 240 and only ...

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