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by IAHFLYR
Thu May 20, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 200
Views: 29332

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

I just reread the last article I could find and it said construction in second half of 2020 and completed in 2022. So this doesn’t bode well for RSW, considering their peak season security lines were over 30 min in 2016. I can only imagine lines are way longer or were now. When I went through the P...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue May 18, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 200
Views: 29332

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Talking about RSW from earlier in the thread, is the new 22+ lane security checkpoint done? I haven’t been down there in almost 3 years. I always liked that you could see the apron from the middle open area and not have to be thru security. No, still had the single entry point at Terminal C. Unless...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon May 17, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13850

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

In IFR the aircraft have to make the last turn much further away from the runway, right ? Since I won't guess at your exact question I will say this: 1. "In IFR" meaning IFR weather at the airport then yes the controller will vector the aircraft no closer than 2 NM outside the approach ga...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-100 Range
Replies: 17
Views: 4454

Re: 727-100 Range

Piedmont flew CLT-LAX and CLT-SFO with the 727-200 when they launched both in 1984. CLT-SEA was flown with the 733 when launched in 1987. That's very interesting as the source for my post was a dear friend who flew for PI and told me of the long take-off rolls from CLT-SEA, he never flew the B733 f...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3836

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

So, under this scenario where 28R is unavailable, I assume they would want to keep 28L for landings only except for those that absolutely need the length of 28L for departure and send biz jets through the terminal to use the 01's? Doubt ground control would take route them "through the termina...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3836

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

So, under this scenario where 28R is unavailable, I assume they would want to keep 28L for landings only except for those that absolutely need the length of 28L for departure and send biz jets through the terminal to use the 01's? Doubt ground control would take route them "through the termina...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3836

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

adipasqu wrote:
N111QS is a Global 5000 headed to Kona, HI, so I would assume it needed more length than what is available from 28R at E.


See post above your last, 10L/28R is closed so they cannot use it. :alert:

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3836

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

phatfarmlines wrote:
Funny that you should bring that up, I'm checking FR24 and two biz jets took off from the 1's, did exactly the opposite of what you described.


Most likely due to the fact that 10L/28R is closed.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 200
Views: 29332

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Does anyone know if the new RSW Tower/TRACON is still on schedule to open sometime and what quarter of 2022?

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-100 Range
Replies: 17
Views: 4454

Re: 727-100 Range

Late 80's PI flew CLT-SEA non-stop in their -200's.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13850

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

VFR towers do NOT apply IFR separation, merely traffic advisories and landing priority. In most cases yes, unless the controlling IFR facility (i.e., TRACON/Center) authorizes it in a letter of agreement though normally that would be used for initial departure separation such as course divergence. ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13850

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Aesma wrote:
Ensuring one is clearly in front/behind the other.


Forgive me, but that does not sound like "stacking" more in-trail of one another though with your use of "//" you possibly are saying staggering the traffic on parallel runways. Sorry for not understanding.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun May 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13850

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

If commercial airliners landing on // runways are supposed to be stacked, maybe that should also be the case there ? Please explain this comment. I understand the reason for two separate tower frequencies, but with runways that closely spaced apart I'm sure this isn't the first time they've had an ...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue May 11, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3836

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

Are there any wake turbulence considerations, say when a 747 or 380 lands with a corporate jet lined up to wait to take off on the same runway, or as soon as the heavy has vacated the tower can/will clear the corporate jet for departure to fit into that 2.5-3 NM gap between landings? In your exampl...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue May 11, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Biz jet ops at Major Airports
Replies: 28
Views: 3836

Re: Biz jet ops at Major Airports

[quote="adipasqu"Wouldn't the tower prefer usage of the 01's for most aircraft departures to avoid spacing issues for the landings on the 28's?[/quote] Not really as it takes almost as much spacing to depart from 1L/R to get the departure through the intersections of 28L/R before the 28 la...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat May 08, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

What about DWH? It does have a 7,000+ ft runway, but it’s a private airport and lacks the infrastructure for commercial service. I still think it’s quite possible. DWH will not happen. The costs associated with bringing the taxiways up to the standards required to handle B737/8 would be a stupid nu...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon May 03, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight
Replies: 29
Views: 7014

Re: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight

Likely would have been a valet bag since it was the open belly bin. Guys I've not been on a CRJ7 in soooo long since 175's showed up, but I do believe the starboard overhead in FC fit my legal size Travel Pro.....regardless "lighten up Francis", it was supposed to be a funny. WOW tough cr...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon May 03, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight
Replies: 29
Views: 7014

Re: Luggage drops from open compartment mid-flight

Very bizarre alright, yet another excellent reason to NOT check luggage!! :duck: :)

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: VOR Radials, Airport Beacon Placement and Planning

Also, real estate, the FAA spends considerable money on sites for navaids. Siting costs factor into locations.. Yes they do, and as soon as some land owner hears "Fed' the price just went up. Another reason you'll find NAVAID located on airports is due to security reasons. Much easier to keep ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

lx2iah wrote:
The south side of “A” is used by AA, WS, and NK (again, not sure if jetBlue uses the north or south side gates in “A.”)


The few times I've seen B6 at IAH they've been parked at A24, southside.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

SF is one of the more vital taxiways for traffic flow. In the long term (before the construction of the D East pier), Taxiway SF is programmed to be replaced by a new Taxiway SM Where? I had heard of plans for a north-south connection between NB and SB around where the new United hangar was built. ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Polaris Update on A/C !
Replies: 2
Views: 641

Re: United Polaris Update on A/C !

In short the B764's all still have the lie flat seats and all but I believe N67052 at still in storage at ROW. The B788's all have Polaris except five and three of those show getting the Polaris mod now. The B789's about 1/2 of those have Polaris. Here is a great site to keep tabs on the UA fleet. h...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

I've found it easier, and a lot less stressful, to just use the A/B garage. The lines for TSA in terminal B are usually shorter and the post security people mover runs frequently between the terminals. Hush, don't tell folks that as it will fill up the A/B garage! :crowded: As for the TSA in B, I w...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

The tower was designed by IM Pei and is considered, at least by some, to be an important piece of aviation/architecture history. Historical preservation groups want it saved. I'm not sure if the City is committed to permanently saving the tower, but certainly for now it's staying. Having worked in ...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

How much longer will Terminal B's north banjo concourses survive? Wasn't the old tower on the west side supposed to be demo'd by now? I believe that was the plan years ago, though now a Chronicle article from 2019 claims that the base buildings which housed the old TRACON as well as Tech Ops office...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 6390

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

Pre-COVID last flight Feb. 23, 2020, OKC-IAH after visiting son and daughter-in-law. First flight since that was Mar. 18, 2021, IAH-STL and then Mar. 21, 2021, STL-IAH after visiting son/daughter-in-law who moved to STL. Was going to take IAH-RSW flight this past Sunday, though after almost five hou...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Southwest cancel the rest of their MIA flights tonight (11 Apr)?
Replies: 37
Views: 7524

Re: Why did Southwest cancel the rest of their MIA flights tonight (11 Apr)?

Just a wild guess here, but there have been so many delays into MIA, FLL, MCO TPA and RSW with some turning into cancellations I'd say WN decided to cancel as they'd be with crews timing out and such so they gave their passengers advance notice. I am just home from IAH where I was to fly IAH-RSW at ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

Making everyone that needs to leave from Terminal C, D, and E in park Terminal C parking garage is a mess. just imagine if this was occurring without a pandemic. Totally agree, complete mess though there are a few other options like those park-n-fly lots for those who enjoy a bumpy shuttle bus ride...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly infectious new Coronavirus variant primarily affecting Airliners
Replies: 37
Views: 5124

Re: Highly infectious new Coronavirus variant primarily affecting Airliners

It would appear that some ATC kid has far too much time on their hands based upon the this thread, but it's a good one alright!! Now go to work. :bored: ;)

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/updated-joplin-adds-houston-as-third-flight-hub/article_16fd4992-9169-11eb-8f90-77c85a109147.html Good stuff thanks for the information. Though when looking at the UA site the only listed flights currently for June most days of the month it appears non-stop to IAH h...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions about oversize door on military Cessna 560 Citation V (UC-35)
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Questions about oversize door on military Cessna 560 Citation V (UC-35)

:stirthepot: I have a couple of extremely uneducated guesses: 1. Mission is most likely VIP. Have you ever seen the size of the ego on some (clearly not all) Generals? :stirthepot: 2. The size of the door may be due to the size of the duffle bags that are needed to be carried into the cabin should t...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

portcolumbus wrote:
Skywest is starting IAH - Joplin starting 6/1. EAS route I believe.


If you are referring to non-stop flights, source please as the only flights I find in June IAH-JOP are SkyWest UA Express flights with connections in either DEN or ORD.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

They're said to be using A3 and boarding via stairs until HAS builds out that part of A to be like a normal terminal. So I'd imagine their counters will be on the north side of the ticketing area, probably where CO/UA had theirs. Things change yet remain similar! When WN was still flying IAH-DAL ba...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “The Long Night” - Suspense
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: “The Long Night” - Suspense

"Suspense" is right. How accurate, being some 60 plus years ago who knows, though it sounds similar to things we'd have done today with much better equipment (RADAR to name a few) to talk pilots down when caught on top of a solid layer. Not sure I'd have been quite as stern with what I was...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “The Long Night” - Suspense
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: “The Long Night” - Suspense

I will have to find it later and see what my ATC background, then report back. Also, a very very good documentation of ATC helping an aircraft leaving MTH when the pilot of a BE20 passed away with a low time private pilot sitting in the right seat. They helped N559DW land at RSW without incident. ht...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL1100 B39M Divert Back to IAH
Replies: 7
Views: 3896

Re: UAL1100 B39M Divert Back to IAH

Looks more like a data issue with flight aware as the speed pops right back up. Or they had a crosswind outbound, turned into headwind, then crosswind inbound The winds showed out of the west at 90 kts which would go along with your theory. Crew elected to return to field - was not an emergency. Th...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL1100 B39M Divert Back to IAH
Replies: 7
Views: 3896

UAL1100 B39M Divert Back to IAH

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1100

Any reason known for the return?
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UA1100 IAH-DEN, B39M tail number N47505 just returned to IAH.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1100

Any reason known for the return?

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

IAH is one of Alaska's top unserved markets from PDX. UA fares on IAH-PDX are quite expensive and there's definitely an opportunity for AS to take some market share away from UA. A daily AS 737 would work well on this route IMO. More than a daily flight, two or three would work great and yes take s...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 151
Views: 25335

Re: Houston (IAH/HOU) Aviation Thread - 2021

WN re-adding HOU-PDX nonstop service or AS adding IAH-PDX nonstop service are possibilities once demand recovers with UA currently having no nonstop competition on the IAH-PDX route and with IAH-PDX being one of the top routes out of Houston without any nonstop competition. Sure would like to see A...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to know the planned flight route?
Replies: 10
Views: 2512

Re: How to know the planned flight route?

Many busier routes in the US have preferred routes ("prefs") and deviation from those routes is frowned upon. And with approach and departure procedures you cannot and do not file direct to any airport of any size in the US. To expand somewhat, you are able to file direct to any airport i...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why did you fall in love with aviation?
Replies: 29
Views: 7531

Re: Why did you fall in love with aviation?

ozark1 wrote:
Wow! How awesome is this thread?


A great read and story, thanks for sharing it.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers and personal cell phones
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

Re: Air Traffic Controllers and personal cell phone numbers

And here I thought the OP was hoping to get the actual cell number of a controller/s! Not the best title of a thread ever. We were totally going to get punishment if ever a cellphone was discovered in the operation. I do believe at least eight years ago when I retired that they were allowed in the f...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Maintenance Bases
Replies: 15
Views: 2991

Re: UA Maintenance Bases

airzim wrote:
CO used to also have a large narrow body facility at HOU (which they didn't even fly to) and HNL for widebodies. I assume they're still there.


CO did fly to HOU and IAH both back in the late 80's early 90's. IIRC, they had something like 35-40 daily flights from HOU back then.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PNS vs. VPS
Replies: 20
Views: 2879

Re: PNS vs. VPS

TPA and SRQ, less than 60 miles apart. Tampa's a real city, not just a beach. You might have just hit on something! :stirthepot: Though not quite sure any mention of the cities along the Gulf Coast refers to them being only a beach. Anyway yes I agree they are all cities, some larger and more vibra...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird flight numbers into COS today
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Re: Weird flight numbers into COS today

The FAA flight plan computer will not accept more than one call sign being active at a time, thus the different ones you notice.

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PNS vs. VPS
Replies: 20
Views: 2879

Re: PNS vs. VPS

I sure do, it's FL beach locations which are beautiful beaches along the Gulf Coast as are almost each and every one of the Gulf Coast beaches all the way south to Marco Island. TPA and SRQ, less than 60 miles apart. Look at SRQ and RSW, 70 miles apart and both are thriving though RSW has a larger f...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Daylight Savings Time - connections
Replies: 14
Views: 2548

Re: Daylight Savings Time - connections

Woodreau wrote:
The airline schedule during the transition takes the time change into account.


Dang ya beat me to it! :thumbsup:

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underserved hubs.
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Re: Underserved hubs.

I might be slightly partial, but IAH only has UA with a HUB here for the 4th largest metro area in the country, though some argue 3rd largest. Some of you WN kids will say well you have HOU, but not the same airport. Yes, NK has a few flight, DL and AA as well though both seem to be expanding or did...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on a MAX next weekend, feeling a bit nervous
Replies: 22
Views: 2703

Re: Flying on a MAX next weekend, feeling a bit nervous

On my way home, we flew out of Ft Meyers in a storm so there was some turbulence that had me a bit worried. It was a very empty flight though, so we had our choice of seats, and I was greeted by a beautiful sunset in Denver when we landed. I feel really good, and proud of myself for going through w...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi and Delay Times
Replies: 31
Views: 2737

Re: Taxi and Delay Times

As for inbound taxis, ORD and DFW seem to have some of the longest. In particular 17L/35R at DFW and 9L/27R at ORD. Check out ATL when landing 10/28 or IAH when landing 8L/26R and they have to taxi through the east cargo ramp due to low weather conditions both vis and ceiling. I've been on an IAH l...

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