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by jetmatt777
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?
Replies: 18
Views: 16387

Re: Why does JFK's 31L have such a huge displacement?

I suspect it is so 31L departures can depart at the displaced threshold without impacting 22R ops.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air A320 lands with nosegear turned 90 degrees
Replies: 52
Views: 9591

Re: Batik Air A320 lands with nosegear turned 90 degrees

Makes no sense at all, amazing this known failure mode hasn’t been corrected Not really. There is a firm mechanical limit at 90 degrees, it is better to fail-default to a known position than any number of random positions that could cause a catastrophic loss of life. This happens every couple of ye...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Batik Air A320 lands with nosegear turned 90 degrees
Replies: 52
Views: 9591

Re: Batik Air A320 lands with nosegear turned 90 degrees

I believe that is the designed failsafe position of that particular nosegear. If it were to fail in any other direction (for example 40 degrees deflection), it could cause a high speed veer off of the runway. At 90 degrees the tire just melts.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238276

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Nice to see UA added almost no EWR capacity. It actually reduced several markets. Are we not watching B6? Funny, just spoke with my sister told her about schedule update. She was booked on 6 first class tickets OMA-EWR through her company in April. They have been updated to connect in ORD this morn...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 789
Views: 102102

Re: Delta to cut focus city network down to RDU & AUS

I thought MIA was a large enough station to have below wing as insource employees. I know prior to the DL/NW merger, DL was notorious for having in-house above wing employees, even with stations with little mainline action, but outsourced their below wing work. I believe the only stations with in-h...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 305
Views: 50592

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

I think after the train, one of the favorite conversation points at the airport... escalators and moving sidewalks. "Scanlon said the airport would repair older parts in mechanisms that move people, some of which are 26 years old — as old as the airport itself. The airport also plans on buying...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21376

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

And now you have. But a truly-safe system has redundancy precisely to account for this possibility (or a mistake). And since PEOPLE are involved in the process, there will always, inevitably, be a screwup. Which is why in the cockpit you crosscheck. Better start including time for the captain to go...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 597
Views: 113868

Re: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion

[*]

janders wrote:
Post COVID, I figure debt will be a ticking time bomb and with AA having so much of it, certainly worries investors.


Even if they didn’t borrow another dime, and travel had a quick and robust recovery, it would take decades to pay down their current debt load.

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21376

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

But even with that perspective, two aspects of the story here are concerning. First, the idea that Type IV would be good for anything in this circumstance reflects a lack of knowledge and probably training by the iceperson, or truly-malicious behavior. Second, the idea that the vendor would report ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?
Replies: 48
Views: 7756

Re: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?

I am just amazed that a company so huge, with movable assets, was caught standing still during this. I get you can’t replicate the MEM hub somewhere else, but you’d think they would have some way of shifting capacity elsewhere. Even just a few planes doing shuttle work to flyover the MEM hub to keep...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21376

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Is anyone really surprised that there are poorly trained and poorly paid employees at these bottom feeder ground handling contractors? Having worked at a contractor and knowing many people at other contractors, this is definitely a hole in the swiss cheese. 99% of these ground service contractors a...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 789
Views: 102102

Re: Delta to cut focus city network down to RDU & AUS

The mythical UA SE hub at BNA or TPA comes up about every 6 months on an internal Q&A town hall session with employees. United has consistently, and very clearly, stated that they have no desire to establish a SE hub. It would require a huge investment of airplanes, real estate, and decades of m...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21376

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Yes and no. If you go buy a Kia, the expectation is that it drives and doesn't just explode - it may not be fancy, but it meets the minimum standard of function. The cheapest bidder can do an okay job. This performance by Trego wasn't even remotely close to okay. Sure, but is it Kia's fault if I hi...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21376

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Everyone from Trego Duran involved in making the decision to release the airplane like that should be behind bars. We haven’t had a fatal US mainline crash in nearly 20 years and that record was almost marred because an airline decided to cheap out. If it’s a company culture thing, they shouldn’t b...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21376

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Everyone from Trego Duran involved in making the decision to release the airplane like that should be behind bars. We haven’t had a fatal US mainline crash in nearly 20 years and that record was almost marred because an airline decided to cheap out. If it’s a company culture thing, they shouldn’t b...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21376

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

So, is it normal to not even glance at the wings after deicing? I'm having a little trouble believing the crew could have considered taking off without looking at the wings, especially when a known crap outfit handled the deicing call. Pilots cant see much if any of the wings. Though the question s...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 305
Views: 50592

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

It will be Denver Air Connection, Key Lime, and Boutique. They will all be moving from A East area to give more space for Frontier's operations once UA takes their gates. Key Lime Air is Denver Air Connection. Personally I will like having DAC and Boutique on C. Looking forward to when these curren...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 21376

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Holy cow. That quite literally could have resulted in the airplane crashing. If true, that almost requires some criminal charges to the deicing crew who released that airplane in that condition. That's not fudging the bag count by 1 bag, that is downright scary.

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by jetmatt777
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 305
Views: 50592

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

I've seen the "master plan" for what the total 12 runway layout would look like. I'm curious does anyone know which one they would select for the proposed 7th? I can't find anything that speculates on that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The airport is currently in discussions with th...

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by jetmatt777
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 305
Views: 50592

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

DEN1895, Drove by DIA while going southbound E-470 on Saturday and noticed some large cranes on the south end by the ATC facility. Are those on airport property and if-so do you know what's being built down there? Those buildings are just south of the property line, here is a link that shows all of...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238276

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

ericm2031 wrote:
Am I reading that right? UA is buying 19 used A319s and then selling them?


Probably a sale-leaseback. Or selling them to a parts scrapper, and then buying the parts they need.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TWO ILS FIXES for LAX are renamed for Kobe and Gianna Bryant
Replies: 15
Views: 2655

Re: TWO ILS FIXES for LAX are renamed for Kobe and Gianna Bryant

I wonder if the pronunciation may be confusing? Upon seeing KOBBB I think cob, as in cob of corn. If I were unfamiliar with that airport and heard "proceed direct Co Bee" I don't know if I would automatically know KOBBB.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238276

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

In regards to UA updating their final interim schedule 30 days or less in advance (as opposed to 45-60 days in advance)… The criticism is in comparison to other airlines' strategies. AA, AS, DL and others are all updated well into May. UA hasn't even released their April schedule yet. The question ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TWO ILS FIXES for LAX are renamed for Kobe and Gianna Bryant
Replies: 15
Views: 2655

Re: TWO ILS FIXES for LAX are renamed for Kobe and Gianna Bryant

Also, I think the SSYKO (Psycho) Departure in OKC used to have a fix called POSTL (Postal) in reference to the post office shooting in Edmond, OK where the term "going postal" came from. https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/2102/00301SSYKO.PDF Now it is CASTN SSYKO KAYOS (Cast in psycho chaos) I ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TWO ILS FIXES for LAX are renamed for Kobe and Gianna Bryant
Replies: 15
Views: 2655

Re: TWO ILS FIXES for LAX are renamed for Kobe and Gianna Bryant

It looks like the FAA renamed two fixes to honor Kobe and his daughter. Besides these two, have others come across fixes named in memory of someone or something? https://airwaysmag.com/airports/lax-renames-runways-kobe-gianna-bryant/ Not sure if it is still there, but I think PBI had a few fixes re...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238276

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

In regards to UA updating their final interim schedule 30 days or less in advance (as opposed to 45-60 days in advance)… The criticism is in comparison to other airlines' strategies. AA, AS, DL and others are all updated well into May. UA hasn't even released their April schedule yet. The question ...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238276

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Any idea on when UA will load their April schedule? It seems a bit late for them not to have considering spring break bookings and such. I really thought it would have been tonight but it doesn’t appear that way. It seems like it’s them and NK left to release their April schedule... what a prestigi...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238276

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

I meant to post about this the other day but forgot. I was going to ask if anyone knew about a bus I saw at DEN the other day, it was painted in a United livery with mountains on it. it had a web address on the side of United.com/landline I typed this in and got a missing page error. well today I se...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238276

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

This would be a huge blunder for PW and Boeing. It would probably be cheaper to redesign and retrofit a different type of fan blade than the cost to retire and replace the airplanes. I think we will probably see them return to service with a more frequent inspection regime and maybe a lower lifetime...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12128

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

My FedEx 2Day package is still sitting somewhere in MEM. I figured by now they could get it moving this direction. Tomorrow will be a full week since FedEx took possession of it in NYC. We had a FedEx package coming from Miami. It was supposed to have been delivered last Wednesday, but it went to M...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12128

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

My FedEx 2Day package is still sitting somewhere in MEM. I figured by now they could get it moving this direction. Tomorrow will be a full week since FedEx took possession of it in NYC.

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by jetmatt777
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cost of flight benefits
Replies: 21
Views: 2863

Re: Cost of flight benefits

Although minimal there is definitely a cost to the airline for providing non rev privileges. You have to figure in the extra cost of fuel burned by having an additional 180 pounds of meat in a seat. Would be nice if a load planner on this site could pine in on the estimated fuel burn for each addit...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cost of flight benefits
Replies: 21
Views: 2863

Re: Cost of flight benefits

I buy tickets now if it is important. But it is nice to have a free option if I want to go somewhere but it is not necessary. For example a spur of the moment trip to somewhere random that happens to have plenty of open seats. Not sure of the true cost to the airline, but it can't be that much. The ...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12128

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

Frustrating that they sent it to MEM on Tuesday night then. Couldn't have bypassed that hub? FX is showing a disturbing lack of flexibility right now as far as alternate freight movements. Multiple other hubs that could be utilized. They aren't. That's my question as well. Couldn't they route packa...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12128

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

How's FX in MEM doing? I have had a 2-day (promised delivery yesterday 2/17) package sitting there with no updates for over 24 hours. Even if it left MEM today it would not be delivered until tomorrow at the earliest, which is 2 days late. It would have been about the same amount of time now to hav...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions
Replies: 86
Views: 12128

Re: Southern US Polar Vortex disruptions

How's FX in MEM doing? I have had a 2-day (promised delivery yesterday 2/17) package sitting there with no updates for over 24 hours. Even if it left MEM today it would not be delivered until tomorrow at the earliest, which is 2 days late. It would have been about the same amount of time now to have...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15 Feb 2021 // UA 1360 BNA-PSP
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: 15 Feb 2021 // UA 1360 BNA-PSP

SkyWest Repo - they build the flight into UA's system so it shows up for UA's purposes (staffing, gate planning, etc.).

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by jetmatt777
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 238276

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

Interesting how UAL is finding the money for painting and the archers now. I guess that they won't need to be laying any employees on 3/31. /s :banghead: :hot: :tapedshut: United’s messaging for both of these points has been terrible, and that’s all employees seem to be talking (complaining) about....

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by jetmatt777
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 305
Views: 50592

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Do not know if anyone has info on this - As the new United gates come online is there more of a strategic plan to increase bank sizes while decreasing the overall number of banks or spread out flights to meet the minimum gate utilization set in the gate lease signed in January? I can’t imagine Unit...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 305
Views: 50592

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like B83,85,87,89,91 are now closed to facilitate the B-East construction on the south side of the new building.

I understand these are permanent closures as the new B-East will have gates on the south side of the new building (flip flop of current setup)

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by jetmatt777
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about 70 Seat Embraer 175
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Re: Question about 70 Seat Embraer 175

I don't know if officially it is "Scope Clause" I think it is technically "special capacity". But everyone knows special capacity means scope clause. I don't think the manufacturer would be that blunt about it.

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by jetmatt777
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 2089

Re: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?

I can't imagine there's much money to be made by a third party employing people with only three flights a week (Considering the investments in the people (training etc, benefits, etc...) along with the equipment.) For the really small stations, there's not and the training is usually pretty element...

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by jetmatt777
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 2089

Re: How does F9 staff ground personnel at small airports?

With F9's return to ILG (Wilmington, DE) next week, I'm wondering who does the ground work for only three flights a week? Does F9 employ a team there? As far as I know, F9 is the only airline there, so hiring another airline to do the work doesn't work either. F9 does not employ ground staff teams ...

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by jetmatt777
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refueling wide bodies
Replies: 31
Views: 5077

Re: Refueling wide bodies

At large airports the fuel is already purchased by the airline and delivered to the fuel storage facility. When an airline has their fuel loaded onto an airplane, it is deducted from their storage. I used to work at the PDX fuel tank farm and that is how it worked, we received a pipeline delivery mo...

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by jetmatt777
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How to get more viewers and subscribers to aviation/travel Youtube channel?
Replies: 4
Views: 3708

Re: How to get more viewers and subscribers to aviation/travel Youtube channel?

Youtube is very much luck driven, but at the end of the day you need content that people want to see. The algorithm is VERY good at displaying videos to the masses when it finds it brings value to the platform (long watch times). I started a motorcycle channel as I wanted to practice with video edit...

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by jetmatt777
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 305
Views: 50592

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Here's Denver Post article on seventh runway. https://www.denverpost.com/2021/01/22/denver-airport-runway-project/ Estimated completion: late 2028 Estimated cost: $1,200,000,000 Runway master plan layout from awhile ago: https://i2.wp.com/www.denverpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/DIA-runways-pl...

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by jetmatt777
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avelo Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 123569

Re: United Former CFO to Launch a New U.S. Budget Airline

Possibly a working name to get the ball rolling. a la Moxie turning into Breeze.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Solar
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Re: Tesla Solar

I generally don't use a ton of electricity as I am not home very much. I work evenings so I am usually gone during the hottest part of the day. I am getting central AC installed in a few weeks, so my bill will likely go up significantly. I am torn between their smallest, cheapest option 4.08kW whic...

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 305
Views: 50592

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Those would be some monumental taxi times if they used that runway for west landings.

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by jetmatt777
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Solar
Replies: 14
Views: 1191

Tesla Solar

Anyone on the board have used Tesla solar panels at your house? I have to give credit to Elon, the simplicity of their website makes it very tempting to pull the trigger on getting solar. Seems very turn-key and low pressure, unlike these other companies that won't give you any kind of number withou...

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