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by Acey559
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 34
Views: 11126

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

It’s not uncommon for controlling agencies to not hand aircraft over. Flying out of Miami, if one is to overfly Cuba, the procedure is for one pilot to call Havana 10 minutes prior to entering Cuban airspace while the other pilot monitors Miami. When we have positive control with Havana we let Miami...

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by Acey559
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace
Replies: 34
Views: 11126

Re: UA82 and UA48 overfly Iranian airspace

Permits are required and are included with the flight plan. Occasionally ATC will ask to verify permit numbers and we have to read them back so they can verify them. They usually last for a certain period of time and the flight release will specify when they expire.

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by Acey559
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178565

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Nice, Yochai. And for what it’s worth, I saw a picture of 382CM yesterday and it looks identical to this. So anyone in CVG May be able to get a peek at it because it is presently filling in for some 757s in the DHL system that have been having maintenance troubles.

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by Acey559
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 17C...open for business
Replies: 9
Views: 2361

Re: DFW 17C...open for business

Excellent news! It doesn’t affect me much because my airline typically operates in and out of DFW at odd times of the night, but I’ll be looking forward to the rescinding of the 1000 NOTAMs that were associated with this construction. ;)

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by Acey559
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178565

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

382 doesn’t have the flat panel display system installed ye Are the ATSG airlines still using the IS&S FPDS system -- or has CAM moved to the Collins or similar displays (as an option; I heard they actually rip out the better avionics if the customer doesn't want to pay for them)? All of ours (...

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by Acey559
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178565

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

382 doesn’t have the flat panel display system installed yet; it will be completed at the next C check. The reason being that 382 was slated to go elsewhere until Amazon signed for the additional five frames in 2019, so there was a scramble to get aircraft on property. 382 was the one that was avail...

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by Acey559
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178565

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

382CM will be on the ATI certificate by the end of this week or very early next week. It will initially support “other network requirements” according to the higher-ups. It will start flying for Amazon by the end of spring. So one could reason that it will be all white for a time and then get full P...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?
Replies: 12
Views: 2922

Re: Severe weather flying UA Express Jet, is KIAH pushing the envelop on weather?

The XR and LR don’t feel any different in turbulence. Only a few light speed differences but nothing drastic between the two models. The main advantage to the XR over LR on those Mexico routes was high and hot performance with full loads of pax and bags. Although the 145 has worlds worst radar, the...

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by Acey559
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178565

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another round of the rumor mill. I heard the other day that one of the lead loadmasters at ATI was in DEN and MSP recently to train new hire loadmasters and ground staff. Is it just a 3rd party company handling DEN now? Another poster on the last page indicated there was a single CVG-DEN-Somewhere ...

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by Acey559
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178565

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another round of the rumor mill. I heard the other day that one of the lead loadmasters at ATI was in DEN and MSP recently to train new hire loadmasters and ground staff. I don’t know when the start date would be or what routes, but usually things open up pretty quickly once training is finished. I’...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178565

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Nothing at all official at this time, but ATSG is negotiating with Amazon for 17 more frames beyond the 10 just announced. Not sure if the timeline for the additional aircraft, but maybe they’re hedging bets. Or they could be going to an outside operator. Hard telling.

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by Acey559
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: DL (Republic) 5959 LGA-DFW Diverted to BNA 2 Days in a Row

Winds have been well over 100 knots right on the nose for a while now. Add in enroute deviations for weather and some nasty turbulence and things get fun. Many flights I’ve operated or ridden on recently have been filed in the mid-20,000 foot range which further exacerbates the issue. I’m beyond rea...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Transition from VNAV PTH to VNAV SPD
Replies: 7
Views: 2204

Re: Transition from VNAV PTH to VNAV SPD

In the 757/767 it will switch to VNAV SPD if it gets too fast/slow while on the path (generally about 10-15 knots). The aircraft generally attempts to perform an idle descent but this doesn’t always work out. Occasionally we will get too fast and get a “drag required” message; and if we get too slow...

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by Acey559
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178565

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I have a stat some may find interesting, though as a caveat, this is the whole fleet including 757 Freighters and Combi aircraft, not just Amazon 767s. We (ATI) flew 52,000 hours and 15,000 cycles in 2018. The Combi aircraft (4) are higher hour/lower cycle and the 757 Freighters (4) are higher cycle...

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by Acey559
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement
Replies: 24
Views: 4665

Re: Pilot/First Officer Preflight Announcement

From the pilot point of view, there are times we are saturated with tasks and making PA announcements are skipped so we can focus on other more important items. Also, many pilots feel that the passengers don’t want to hear some long rambling announcement when the pax are busy with their phones/tabl...

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by Acey559
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Global Terminal proposals released
Replies: 102
Views: 16855

Re: ORD Global Terminal proposals released

Like T5, awards left and right but in the end a massive failure on it's sole purpose. Ok, maybe not massive but nevertheless... Function over Form, that's the vision these folks should have taken. 'Honest question: how is T5 a failure? Yes, it's currently stuffed to the gills with flights, so there...

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by Acey559
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue stands out today at BOS - (but not in a good way)
Replies: 38
Views: 11529

Re: JetBlue stands out today at BOS - (but not in a good way)

DL was mocked in our local media recently because basically everyone pre-canceled flights due to an impending snowstorm, but DL tried running a full schedule. Lo and behold, four DL flights ended up diverting and spending the night at other airports. This same thing happened to them not more than tw...

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by Acey559
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 178565

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

That’s about right. Amazon has stated that shipping items themselves using Amazon Air saves about $4 on average for every package. That’s a massive savings multiplied across all their packages (if they were able to ship 100% of items in-house). I’m curious how much cost savings will widen as Amazon ...

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by Acey559
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)
Replies: 49
Views: 9455

Re: United #2 Airline Again

The thing that struck me about this is that UAL stock was up 24% for the year, while the others lost ground. I know it isn’t the most important thing to look at, but it seems that investors like what UA is doing. Probably the most important thing to look at, as stock price fluctuations are primaril...

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by Acey559
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United #2 Airline Again (Revenue Passenger Miles)
Replies: 49
Views: 9455

Re: United #2 Airline Again

The thing that struck me about this is that UAL stock was up 24% for the year, while the others lost ground. I know it isn’t the most important thing to look at, but it seems that investors like what UA is doing.

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by Acey559
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 72
Views: 17800

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

One more reason to enjoy AS/QX Q400s, they are shadeless. :) Almost. :) The NGs from 440QX (Oregon State University airplane) and up all have shades, but I do agree that it’s nice because it bugs me when I don’t get a window and the person over there shuts the shade as soon as they sit down and nev...

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by Acey559
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

The only other thing I can think of is that an ABX crew was utilized to get the plane to ILN because they were available. It’s very possible that plans changed and ABX will get the plane, it just seems odd that things changed so quickly, but perhaps they need the plane in the more immediate term.

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by Acey559
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Interesting, looks like 930 is an ABX bird. Flying from CVG to ILN right now 930 will be going to ATI as N382CM. Conformity work and updates to manuals/OpSpecs is done in ILN but it should be on the certificate soon. I think the reason for CMairplaneman's comment was that the aircraft appears to ha...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Registry Not Available Because of Govt Shutdown
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: FAA Registry Not Available Because of Govt Shutdown

I just searched for an N number about ten minutes ago and it worked okay for me. It was a little slower than normal, but I was still able to access it.

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

cmairplaneman wrote:
Interesting, looks like 930 is an ABX bird. Flying from CVG to ILN right now


930 will be going to ATI as N382CM. Conformity work and updates to manuals/OpSpecs is done in ILN but it should be on the certificate soon.

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 8298

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

The Boise State/Boston College game that was to be played at AT&T Stadium earlier today was canceled due to safety concerns/weather. I thought that was odd considering it’s an indoor stadium, so I checked the weather and found out how ugly it’s been. I hope things get back to normal soon. That ...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 8298

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

The Boise State/Boston College game that was to be played at AT&T Stadium earlier today was canceled due to safety concerns/weather. I thought that was odd considering it’s an indoor stadium, so I checked the weather and found out how ugly it’s been. I hope things get back to normal soon.

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by Acey559
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I have forgotten the exact timeline, but last time: the ATSG flying for Amazon was announced first, and then about a month later the AAWH flying was announced. For whatever reason, AAWH likes to keep customer agreements closer to the chest. The worst kept secret right now is that Amazon wants 737-8...

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by Acey559
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?
Replies: 37
Views: 3765

Re: Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?

The 757/767 also has a loud “beep beep beep” horn that indicates an APU fire (same noise as the equipment overheat horn). The ground crew has be ability to shut the APU down and fire a bottle (767) on the panel located on the back of the nose gear.

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by Acey559
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Not every Amazon-leased plane is scheduled to fly every day. They have hot spares built into the schedule. On top of that, ATI generally has 255CM and 395CM available to cover scheduled maintenance and sometimes for unscheduled maintenance when they are not being used for something else, like milit...

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by Acey559
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

[twoid][/twoid] Any word on how the system and the aircraft are holding up as we come down the home stretch? For the most part, things have gone pretty well on the ATI side. Not sure about delays but we have had a few airplanes down for maintenance sporadically. All were fixed in a pretty reasonable...

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by Acey559
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Ten more 767s are going to ATSG over the next two years. That brings the total to 50 aircraft. It wouldn’t surprise me to see ten more go to Atlas as well, but that’s just speculation on my part. No word yet on who will operate the aircraft. It could be all ten to ATI or ABX or a split between the t...

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by Acey559
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TW Express ATR flights
Replies: 22
Views: 4164

Re: TW Express ATR flights

My first flight ever was an ATR from MLI-STL back in February of 1996. On the return was a DC-9 back into MLI. I was 9 on that trip and that’s when I told my parents I was going to be a pilot. I always dreamed of flying for TWA and unfortunately I won’t have that chance, but I’ve been pretty blessed...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Acey -- interesting. I just did a quick look and all your 767-300s are actually the air or just landed, except for 359 which landed 6 hours ago. Similar on the 767-200 side, except 762cx landed 6 hours ago and 739ax does seem not to have made its flight out of PHX early this morning, as would be th...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

395CM is doing a DFW-TPA run (not an Amazon flight number). Could be for anyone, I guess. Meanwhile 373AA is back on the MIA-BOG-MIA run for UPS. I did see that. Hard to tell I suppose. I looked this morning and we currently have four airplanes down, one Combi and three freighters in the AMZ networ...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

So it looks like N395CM (ATI spare for maintenance/charter/military) is ferrying to DFW to add a fourth ATI aircraft flying Peak for UPS. (Today, 12/13/18). [However, 373AA ferried to MIA earlier today for reasons unknown, so it's still possible this isn't a 4th. Will be interesting to see where it...

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by Acey559
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

There you go. Looks like they came in and did a go-around at the end. That may be part of the check-out, however. I’ve done maintenance acceptance flights at a previous airline and a couples go-around was part of the list of items we needed to accomplish to put the plane back in service, so certain...

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by Acey559
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Good catch. The answer is that 255CM isn't an Amazon lease. It's an ATI spare. The 6th 767 - 200 on the ATI Amazon dry lease list is 739ax. That was an Amerijet lease return that took freaking forever to make it through maintenance because there was so much wrong with it. And it needed an aft bulkh...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

They must have anticipated 373 going right into service, because someone at TLV painted over the green with some almost matching grey. So it doesn't have the scary, about-to-fall-apart look that usually characterizes CAM's TLV conversions. Until they go through a full strip and paint at Dean Baldwi...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

[twoid][/twoid] They must have anticipated 373 going right into service, because someone at TLV painted over the green with some almost matching grey. So it doesn't have the scary, about-to-fall-apart look that usually characterizes CAM's TLV conversions. Until they go through a full strip and paint...

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

wjcandee wrote:
382CM will be the new number for 930WE.

373AA will be 359CM.


You must have answered while I was typing. I should have just waited, I knew someone would have an answer. Thanks, WJ!

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Never mind, I answered my own question. It appears N382CM is the former N930WE. I don’t have any intel yet on what the plans for that aircraft will be, but rumors have been swirling of Europe, China and Australia flying in the works, so we will see.

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by Acey559
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

N373AA will be going to ATI and entering service soon. It will be flying a UPS route but it wasn’t specified which one. In an interesting twist, because of delays with conformity and certification, the plane will operate for the foreseeable future in the scrubbed down AA livery. UPS wants the airpla...

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by Acey559
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Yes both the main deck and bellies are loaded. Often times on lightly loaded planes the belly will be full of empty containers shuffling back and forth between stations. And no, our planes are never empty. It depends on the route and the day but we are usually very full on most flights. Though as n...

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by Acey559
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

What is the difference between the 767-200 and 300 as far as payload? Assuming weight isn't an issue, and container-only cargo (no bulk) using 88x125 containers, you get 19 positions on the main deck of the 767-200BDSF (and 22 little LD2 containers on the lower deck (10 fore and 12 aft) if you want...

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by Acey559
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114889

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I am assuming that 366CM is going to end up being used as extra UPS lift during Peak, flown by ATI. Went to Cargojet. C-GAJG. Geez. It was 366CM for like 5 seconds. A single flight under that reg, from ILN-CVG. I wonder if it was swapped with the next one off the conversion line, N373AA, which was ...

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by Acey559
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Short-tempered' Planes
Replies: 15
Views: 3510

Re: 'Short-tempered' Planes

I’ve heard the Lancair series aircraft can be extremely dangerous if not flown properly. It’s an extremely fast airplane with a tiny wing and if you get slow on approach (or anytime, really) it will stall and is very difficult to recover. I’ve never personally flown one, but I’ve heard multiple peop...

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by Acey559
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on in SEA today (11/20)
Replies: 36
Views: 4442

Re: Whats going on in SEA today (11/20)

Notams for temp ILS mins. And this one.. ILS RWY 34R (SA CAT I AND II), AMDT 2D ... PROCEDURE NA. TEMP CRANES UP TO 671 MSL The ILS is NA because 34R is closed. It's odd there were no WN diversions shown. I wonder if there were higher mins for autoland, but the HGS CATIII wasn't impacted for some r...

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by Acey559
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on in SEA today (11/20)
Replies: 36
Views: 4442

Re: Whats going on in SEA today (11/20)

[twoid][/twoid] I heard no CAT 3 do to construction??? Runway 16L/34R is closed and is being used as a taxiway due to repositioning of taxiway L to allow for sufficient clearance of taxiing aircraft once the North Satellite extension opens next year. Do the other two runways not have CAT III ILS? 16...

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by Acey559
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats going on in SEA today (11/20)
Replies: 36
Views: 4442

Re: Whats going on in SEA today (11/20)

Quick once-over on diversions today. Posting from a phone, so flight numbers/departure point only. Don't have time for PDX/YVR. YKM diversions: AS975-PSP AS9-MCO CP5682-MCI BOI diversions: OO3437-DAL DL637-RDU DL2783-SFO DL2886-BNA DL447-IAD DL2752-AUS DL 479-BOS GEG diversions: DL645-GEG (return) ...

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