Nah nah, here's a *blast* from the past for ya <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/100385/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/100385/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/8/3/100385.jpg" ALT="Click h...Jump to post
San Jose is strapped for cash at the moment and <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> has major infrastructure issues if its going to handle increased capacity to any significant degree. <acronym title="San Francisco - Int...Jump to post
The land to the west of LAX isn't available - it's a protected butterfly preserve. They do have land to the north though.Jump to post
Thank you for the reasoned response N. I was going to be a lot more harsh with the kid.Jump to post
Oh God, not *that* again.Jump to post
In some, but not all cases, the airports Southwest chooses are no less convenient than the more major hubs. For many Bay Area residents, <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> is a superior choice over <acronym title="San Francisco ...Jump to post
Boy this thread could use a funny story - so I'll tell one. So I'm coming back from Long Beach to <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> last October, and while the gate agent didn't LIE - I did correct them, *slightly.* Our flight ...Jump to post
There certainly is - it's called eminent domain. Land can be assumed from private parties for the public purpose, but all property owners must be compensated by the purchasing government entity at fair market value rates, typically determined by a county assessor's office.Jump to post
Doing so would completely violate the parameters of their business plans.Jump to post
Well, having just graduated with an urban planning degree with a concentration in airport land use and development, I *could* give you the sad story on what will happen with Southern California, but you probably don't want to hear it.
The short of it: NIMBYs win. Why? Politics.
Boy, what a river of crap flowing through so much of this thread. Firstly, on DC-10s/L-1011s, safety issues had nothing to do with sales. The L-1011 was never in a position to catch up in sales due to the two years of delays incurred while Rolls Royce recovered from bankruptcy stemming from developm...Jump to post
FedEx DC-10s/MD-11s routinely serve SJC and I've seen A300s and A310s at SNA.Jump to post
I'm not, but my girlfriend is. Flying her up to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">SFO</acronym> from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on UAL. I feel bad for giving UAL my money, but hey, I'm staying ...Jump to post
I think it's great when pilots add a little humor to normally frustrating situations. Coming back home to <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IA...Jump to post
RR. Love the sounds, the nacelles, the wide-chord fan blades, and the three shaft design.
The Trent 700s+ are obviously the best to come off the line, but my favorite is the RB211-524G/H. They look fantastic dangling as a foursome from the 744.
Mighty? Sure. But this is *mightier* <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/381379/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/381379/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/9/7/3/381379.jpg" ALT="Click here for bi...Jump to post
Naziesque? Sure. Considering I'm Jewish, that's pretty unlikely. No try this on for size: I'm sick of the bloodshed and as an American, I refuse to take sides on an issue that has been perverted beyond logic and reason. If they want to keep killing each other, by all means, they deserve each other. ...Jump to post
Our presence in Israel exists for two reasons: a) numerous Jews in positions of power at the corporate, cultural, and governmental level in the US b) military-industrial relationship with foreign policy, i.e. Israel's problems provide the existence of a continual need for military hardware, most of ...Jump to post
I'd give anything for the opportunity to ride in one of these venerable old Boeing birds. Hell, let's throw out stage <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> regs so some of those third world cargo operators can return to our skies <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ...Jump to post
Published departures are rarely flown to the letter in most conditions. The ATC request for the bay tour just means that preferred radar vectors will deviate from what's published. As for crossing the bridge at around 4,000 feet, it's not beyond the realm of possibility at all, especially if approac...Jump to post
You know, there may be another explanation for the <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> 744 you saw, after checking my plates. The Shoreline 1 and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> 8 departures use radar vect...Jump to post
Incidentally, 'bay tour' has a whole different meaning in general aviation circles in the Bay Area. If you're at virtually any field and tell ATC you'll be flying the VFR bay tour, it typically entails following the freeways, i.e. 880-101-280, a transition through the <acronym title="San Francisco -...Jump to post
The 'bay tours' are more officially known as the eugen5 departure at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and the skyline 3 at <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>. The Virgin...Jump to post
I know what <acronym title="TAAG Angola Airlines">DT</acronym>'s are <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Even with them, there's still 7500' of landing field length available. What certainly doesn't help though - is the fact that rwy 27 is the fair weather approach. The a...Jump to post
I love Airbus wing design, and the A340/A330 as the largest of the lot can't be beat, especially from below. The camber, flap tracks, upward flex and winglets are all wonderfully proportioned. From certain angles, the droop aileron almost presents the appearance of full-span flaps in landing configu...Jump to post
The problem isn't the runway length. Heavies routinely operate into world airports with runways under 9000'. The problem with SAN's configuration is the taxiways. They're short to begin with and Bravo, the parallel taxiway, is far too close to the terminal for adequate clearance if they were to conv...Jump to post
The Dash 80 was used as a test bed for all kinds of things. It really has proven itself a versatile aircraft over the years and frankly, should have its own museum IMO. The triple-slotted flap system for the 727 and 737 was originally installed on the 80. The Dash 80 even had a fifth working engine ...Jump to post
What's wrong with you guys? Is anyone forgetting the unmistakable *thump thump thump thump* as the gear stick on the runway those few moments between rotation and being airborne? LOVE that sound. Or how about that lovely whine heard from miles away when a DC-10 or L-1011 are taxying to the active. O...Jump to post
If you never had the chance, ya'll should have seen Kai Tak in Hong Kong while it was still open. There were only 9 jetways if I remember right, and everything else was buses out to the remote stands. Considering the sheer volume of traffic at that airport, the gate situation was astoundingly poor. ...Jump to post
As a soon-to-be college graduate entering law school, for me it's all about price. I avoid the majors like the plague because 75% of the time they can't hope to compete with the fares I get on <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> and <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acron...Jump to post
Correction: There is no taxiway linking <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> with the National Mall and/or museum. <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> was referring to the new permanent exhibition openin...Jump to post