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by alphaomega
Mon May 04, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Question For A Pilot About Mach
Replies: 20
Views: 6341

RE: A Question For A Pilot About Mach

Mach depends on aircraft capabilities, air density (including static pressure and impact pressure), altitude, etc but they may not have been able to increase due to any number of reasons, just as a higher altitude may not be possible. M0.77 usually isn't too bad when cruising, which is usually when ...

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by alphaomega
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence Pilot Reports
Replies: 15
Views: 17903

RE: Turbulence Pilot Reports

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by alphaomega
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence Pilot Reports
Replies: 15
Views: 17903

RE: Turbulence Pilot Reports

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by alphaomega
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence Pilot Reports
Replies: 15
Views: 17903

RE: Turbulence Pilot Reports

Is it common for aircraft to be routed around any severe turbulence SIGMETs or just go right through it? I was looking at earlier pilot reports and at around 1900L off New York and New Jersey there were numerous reports of moderate-severe turbulence anywhere from 220 to 380 through the SIGMET area, ...

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by alphaomega
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbulence Pilot Reports
Replies: 15
Views: 17903

Turbulence Pilot Reports

I was bored and looking through this turbulence forecast website <a href="http://www.turbulenceforecast.com/clear_air_turbulence.php" target=_blank>http://www.turbulenceforecast.com/clear_air_turbulence.php</a> and it shows a B777 just off New Jersey reporting extreme turbulence at 33000 - is there ...

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by alphaomega
Thu May 15, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest True International Airports In The USA
Replies: 69
Views: 35336

RE: Smallest True International Airports In The US

SFB has got to be in there somewhere - they have daily international flights (charters from the UK) but they are slowly expanding the destinations offered with Brussels and Portugal this year. <acronym title="Orlando - Sanford International (Central Florida Regional) (SFB / KSFB), USA - Florida">SFB...

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by alphaomega
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Back To IAD?
Replies: 4
Views: 2800

RE: Alitalia Back To IAD?

Good thoughts...I didn't even know UA had a flight to Italy. Thanks!

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by alphaomega
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Back To IAD?
Replies: 4
Views: 2800

Alitalia Back To IAD?

I've been hearing rumors around that Alitalia will be returning to Washington-Dulles in the near future...anyone have any insight? I head it had to do with the deal with Air France, but I'm not sure how that factors into the equation. Just curious - it'd be great to see them back in <acronym title="...

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by alphaomega
Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando-MCO Vs SFB
Replies: 34
Views: 6731

RE: Orlando-MCO Vs SFB

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by alphaomega
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Nose Gear Collapse On Landing
Replies: 66
Views: 19288

RE: Allegiant Nose Gear Collapse On Landing

Just an update on the aircraft, N877GA was ferried out to TUL for the structure maintenance earlier today at around 2:30pm. Have fun AA mx!

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by alphaomega
Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Nose Gear Collapse On Landing
Replies: 66
Views: 19288

RE: Allegiant Nose Gear Collapse On Landing

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by alphaomega
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Nose Gear Collapse On Landing
Replies: 66
Views: 19288

RE: Allegiant Nose Gear Collapse On Landing

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by alphaomega
Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Nose Gear Collapse On Landing
Replies: 66
Views: 19288

RE: Allegiant Nose Gear Collapse On Landing

Flight crew was relatively new pilots so great job on their part. 18-36 is a shorter runway at 6003ft but was able to handle the A330s due to them leaving back to England ferry. The Excel 767 (from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>) and 747 (from <acronym t...

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by alphaomega
Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Globespan 757s
Replies: 111
Views: 19254

RE: Fly Globespan 757s

Exactly Planesarecool. They got lucky by starting their first longhaul service from <acronym title="Glasgow - International (Abbotsinch) (GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA</acronym> to <acronym title="Orlando - Sanford International (Central Florida Regional) (SFB / KSFB), USA - Florida">SFB</acronym...

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by alphaomega
Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 738 Transatlantic?
Replies: 51
Views: 10080

RE: 738 Transatlantic?

The 738 in economy across the pond wouldn't be a fun trip, but GSM has used it before to do their <acronym title="Glasgow - International (Abbotsinch) (GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - Sanford International (Central Florida Regional) (SFB / KSFB), USA - Florida">S...

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by alphaomega
Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe Hail Damage On Boeing 727
Replies: 10
Views: 13844

RE: Severe Hail Damage On Boeing 727

"severe weather"...ya think?

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by alphaomega
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Aviation Facts
Replies: 87
Views: 14756

RE: Unusual Aviation Facts

If a snowman was built on the ramp, and sucked into a turbofan, would anything happen?

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by alphaomega
Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 10 Airlines To Receive The 787?
Replies: 17
Views: 13325

RE: First 10 Airlines To Receive The 787?

I thought First Choice (somehow) was the launch customer or at least on the top of the list.

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by alphaomega
Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Globespan 737-800 Man/Yyz
Replies: 23
Views: 5491

RE: Globespan 737-800 Man/Yyz

Maybe not mx but I thought the interiors were scheduled to be changed to leather seats on both 767 aircraft, which was the reason for using the 738s as the stop gap?

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by alphaomega
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Globespan 737-800 Man/Yyz
Replies: 23
Views: 5491

RE: Globespan 737-800 Man/Yyz

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by alphaomega
Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Globespan 737-800 Man/Yyz
Replies: 23
Views: 5491

RE: Globespan 737-800 Man/Yyz

Was it GCDPT that blew the slide in <acronym title="Liverpool - John Lennon (Speke) (LPL / EGGP), United Kingdom">LPL</acronym>? If it is, thats the second time in the last month or 2! GCEFG took forever to get delivered from <acronym title="Auckland - International (AKL / NZAA), New Zealand">AKL</a...

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by alphaomega
Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomsonfly B763 Fault?
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

RE: Thomsonfly B763 Fault?

SFB flights are actually running early today  Smile

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by alphaomega
Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Sandford Get More Int. Flights Than Mco
Replies: 41
Views: 7686

RE: Why Does Sandford Get More Int. Flights Than Mco

You could probably mistake the Excel 747s and <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> 747s from a distance...both airlines have their 747s painted with an all white fuselage and red tails... As for TBI, back in 1996, the British charters going into <acronym title="Orla...

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by alphaomega
Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 777 In Near Collision
Replies: 101
Views: 27043

RE: British Airways 777 In Near Collision

One eyewitness said: "I was on the Tampa flight. About 15 minutes into the climb the aircraft suddenly dropped out of the sky." Oh yes...a whole 500ft! The whole article reads like something out of a high school newspaper, some reporter clearly wanting drama and knowing nothing about aviation (as ev...

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by alphaomega
Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomsonfly B763 Fault?
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

RE: Thomsonfly B763 Fault?

The delay in <acronym title="Orlando - Sanford International (Central Florida Regional) (SFB / KSFB), USA - Florida">SFB</acronym> with <acronym title="Mount Cook (MON / NZMC), New Zealand">MON</acronym> has nothing to do with tech problems...it was a scheduled downgrade from an A330 to an A300, and...

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by alphaomega
Fri Sep 29, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Doing Touch & Go's At SNN
Replies: 31
Views: 10575

RE: A380 Doing Touch & Go's At SNN

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by alphaomega
Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Have Manufacturers Started Using -8, -9, Etc.?
Replies: 26
Views: 4617

RE: Why Have Manufacturers Started Using -8, -9, E

Well just because they start at -800 doesn't mean they can't go backwards...the A330-300 was built and then the A330-200 was built...not sure if there was ever a -100 tho.

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by alphaomega
Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flight Diverted
Replies: 17
Views: 3848

RE: US Flight Diverted

FCA 34 was a scheduled fuel stop. The flight is usually operated by a B767 but was downgraded to a 757, and thus required a stop in BGR.

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by alphaomega
Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Busiest Class C Airport?
Replies: 27
Views: 7876

RE: Busiest Class C Airport?

SFB...ranked in the top 50 (I think it was 37?) in the world for aircraft movements, so its got to be at the top of the list when talking about Class C airports in the US, not sure how it compares to the rest of the world.

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by alphaomega
Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aircraft For Thomsonfly
Replies: 33
Views: 6765

RE: New Aircraft For Thomsonfly

Nice...I still wish they had the old JMC DC-10 hanging around, yes I realize the A332s can carry more pax with less fuel, but it was still a classic.

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by alphaomega
Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aircraft For Thomsonfly
Replies: 33
Views: 6765

RE: New Aircraft For Thomsonfly

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by alphaomega
Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Blue At LiveTv Hangar In MCO
Replies: 38
Views: 8443

RE: Virgin Blue At LiveTv Hangar In MCO

Its definately Virgin Blue, not Virgin America - the aircraft have been doing approaches and other radio equipment tests at SFB during the night hours.

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by alphaomega
Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Tailstrike @ HKG
Replies: 100
Views: 28043

RE: VS Tailstrike @ HKG

Not sure how it has an affect on JAA certified aircraft, but in the states, an aircraft is required to have a fuel jettisoning system if a take-off weight is allowed to be higher than the max landing weight. While the A330 might have it as an option, I doubt any operator would want to be restricted ...

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by alphaomega
Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyglobespan Premium Economy Question
Replies: 9
Views: 3492

RE: Flyglobespan Premium Economy Question

The actual seats are the same as the seats in coach, although there is much more legroom, thats basically it. Nice cabin though.

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by alphaomega
Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thrust Reverser Announcement Before Landing
Replies: 55
Views: 11250

RE: Thrust Reverser Announcement Before Landing

I was wondering the same thing....on both MyTravel and Thomsonfly in the last month I heard the same announcement, and all I could do is think to myself "Duh" but I guess it might keep inexperienced fliers from worrying about it on landing. Is there a reason they started doing this?

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by alphaomega
Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Life Jackets: Why Bother?
Replies: 43
Views: 6191

RE: Life Jackets: Why Bother?

The points to either side of the issue can be debated about as much as discussing Boeing vs Airbus, but to make it more 1 sided...even if airlines replaced life vests with parachutes, do you think the average passenger in an aluminum cattle car will be able to strap themselves into a parachute, assu...

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by alphaomega
Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Acquire Ex-TW 757s For Int'l Routes
Replies: 249
Views: 23834

RE: Delta To Acquire Ex-TW 757s For Int'l Routes

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by alphaomega
Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Schedule Changes
Replies: 35
Views: 4886

RE: Allegiant Schedule Changes

Haha oops... yes that was meant to be Green Bay not Green Day. I knew I should have my coffee before I look at the forums.

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by alphaomega
Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Schedule Changes
Replies: 35
Views: 4886

RE: Allegiant Schedule Changes

Green Day doesn't fly to <acronym title="Orlando - Sanford International (Central Florida Regional) (SFB / KSFB), USA - Florida">SFB</acronym>. The <acronym title="South Bend - (Michiana) Regional (St. Joseph County) (SBN / KSBN), USA - Indiana">SBN</acronym> flights out of <acronym title="Orlando -...

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by alphaomega
Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilots Will Strike Of Contract Rejected!
Replies: 46
Views: 6075

RE: Delta Pilots Will Strike Of Contract Rejected!

I'm all for the pilots fighting to keep their pay from getting cut even more, but threatening to strike, especially when they announce that if the contrat isn't accepted they WILL strike, is a sad strategy. I know I'm simplifying this and I'm sure they realize it, but if they do strike, even for a d...

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by alphaomega
Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757-300 To Go Transatlantic?
Replies: 67
Views: 19384

RE: NW 757-300 To Go Transatlantic?

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by alphaomega
Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Travel 767
Replies: 50
Views: 4828

RE: My Travel 767

Hopefully Skyservice won't damage that one...

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by alphaomega
Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Travel 767
Replies: 50
Views: 4828

RE: My Travel 767

MC I'm sure goes to <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> but I know it does the <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - Sanford International (Central Florida Regional) (SFB / K...

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by alphaomega
Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 757 Air Force 1 Pic Question
Replies: 50
Views: 11410

RE: 757 Air Force 1 Pic Question

Haha...I knew Johnson took his "king chair" but I didn't know if that was all or if he took more. And yes the E-4B always trails it. From what I understand it is still a better platform to run a war from than AF1, but it trails it for some other purpose besides the possible outbreak of WWIII while t...

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by alphaomega
Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 757 Air Force 1 Pic Question
Replies: 50
Views: 11410

RE: 757 Air Force 1 Pic Question

Well speaking of trivia, the 2 <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-25A's are not the only aircraft that go with the president when he travels overseas. There are 2 other important aircraft which are probably least visible to the public. And I could be wrong but I believe Nixon or Jo...

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by alphaomega
Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excel Airways A332?
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

RE: Excel Airways A332?

A/C was GSMAN from Monarch

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by alphaomega
Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Service At Your Airport
Replies: 55
Views: 7700

RE: International Service At Your Airport

SFB

Everything is international.
Our only domestic flights are from Allegiant. (and PamAm when they decide to take one of their 727s out for a spin)  bouncy 

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by alphaomega
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 747 Military Usage - Any Hope For A380?
Replies: 25
Views: 11040

RE: 747 Military Usage - Any Hope For A380?

Ah yes....what a beautiful pic of fat albert.

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by alphaomega
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 747 Military Usage - Any Hope For A380?
Replies: 25
Views: 11040

RE: 747 Military Usage - Any Hope For A380?

Good point...the C-5 in Iraq was hit by a sam and still managed to pull off going around the traffic pattern. What other mission could the 747 do besides troop transport? Maybe use the freighter version for something but I doubt it could hold an M-1 like the C-5.

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by alphaomega
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 747 Military Usage - Any Hope For A380?
Replies: 25
Views: 11040

RE: 747 Military Usage - Any Hope For A380?

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