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by Silver1SWA
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 6743

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2020

Also from the article linked above... “ Likewise, Watterson said Southwest’s interisland serv­ice in Hawaii has met expectations despite the fact that Southwest’s slower than anticipated trans-Pacific rollout meant that the carrier didn’t have as many customers who were transitioning from Honolulu t...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ranks last in safety amongst US carriers
Replies: 24
Views: 3655

Re: Southwest ranks last in safety amongst US carriers

Open thread, see the OP...

Yeah ima head out.

TheOldDude wrote:
mcdu wrote:
Exactly. Southwest does not want an independent safety audit. They do not want anyone having a peak behind the curtain.


Thus, the accusation seems like a heartfelt wish.


:checkmark:

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing on a Retina display?
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Editing on a Retina display?

The issue is not so much the "size" of the photo being uploaded, rather the end user viewing experience. In the era of retina and 4K displays, modern browsers upscale the images such that they appear quite distorted in quality. My point is more that the site viewing experience should be m...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing on a Retina display?
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Editing on a Retina display?

airkas1 wrote:
The site has been allowing up to 1920px wide since mid-2016.


Yeah but you left out the usual disclaimer that points out how it’s very difficult to get photos accepted at that size. You guys practically discourage it every time it’s mentioned.

1024x or 1920x is all the same on my 6” phone screen.

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 198467

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

There's a YouTube video showing the BA 744 doing a runway 9 takeoff during a foggy night. I figure if a 747 can do it, so can the other widebodies. Runway 9 departures are dependent on the current conditions, load factor, payload etc. Maybe it works one day but not another. Worked plenty of WN flig...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing on a Retina display?
Replies: 8
Views: 1599

Re: Editing on a Retina display?

Don’t bother unless you have another display you can hook up and use for this site.

I got tired of doing that, especially since my eyes only view the internet on Apple retina displays these days. So what’s the point?

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20848

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

I literally have to do that daily with a 757.. Rain or shine. We get 3 people to quick turn a late arriving 757-200 with 180-210 bags off, 190-220 bags on. 2 guys go in the bin and the ALA (Lead) stays on the ground. Occasionally they'll throw us one guy to run bags to claim while the ALA hooks up ...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)
Replies: 44
Views: 7686

Re: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)

Herb retired when he did because he knew what he was building couldn’t be sustained cost-wise and he wasn’t going to be the bad guy and say that those never-ending raises were going to have to end. When people bring up Herb, it’s because they want to keep the continuous raises flowing... he left wh...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)
Replies: 44
Views: 7686

Re: WN Selects DEN Over BNA/HOU (for What???)

There are good people everywhere. And smart people everywhere. But if the ceiling is low, e.g., poor leadership above them, then they can’t perform. I was referring to corporate. I can agree with that. Just think we’ve lost our touch, and the company focuses more on numbers, and not the people anym...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 33330

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

If there’s anything I’ve learned from my years in the industry, on this site and on social media, reacting to stories in the news and attempting to bring context in an effort to correct the reported details, you’re going to be accused of defending the wrong side of the story.

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 33330

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

Unbelievable how crass some employees of Southwest are. Do you have to be a redneck to work there? I remember several years ago, a conversation was recorded in a Southwest cockpit (stuck mic or something) and one of the pilots who was married was rambling on and on some homophobic rants because he ...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 198467

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

And of course the is question mark in my mind is, will it actually happen? I assume it's all based on the MAX flying by then... how certain is that? bb I don’t think this depends on the MAX returning. I think what we saw was SAN pushed back to after the winter months to avoid those winter headwinds...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 106049

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Looking at The Bookings it [SAN] is scheduled for a 7378NG not a MAX8. Seems to be Capped at 150 seats. I'm gonna guess with AS recently announced Reshuffle and build up of SAN Hawaii flying. WN no longer could hold on waiting for MAX return. Flyguy Ahhhhh... That is very interesting to hear. That ...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Fire Season 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 4128

Re: California Fire Season 2019

Well clearly, Californians are not raking their land too often! Seems these Santa Ana winds and Diablo winds are strong. But then again, this summer was on the drier side so even though precipitation picked up in September (and only in NorCal), it was relatively dry everywhere else, which makes wil...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: You like 747s? Do some spotting at ANC
Replies: 5
Views: 9266

Re: You like 747s? Do some spotting at ANC

I remember being shocked when playing around and Flightradar24 and seeing the 747 train over the northern Pacific headed for ANC. Must be nice...haha

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Southwest effect on Hawaiian travel
Replies: 46
Views: 9527

Re: The Southwest effect on Hawaiian travel

You mean to tell me that WN is doing well in HI despite what many here on Anet said? AND that it affected the airlines that fly from West Coast cities? Shocker. Speaking of, it’s been a while since we’ve been lectured by our resident expert on why WN is doomed and how the locals don’t want them. :s...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12654

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

It doesn’t look like it was a tug that stopped the cart but a baggage-loading vehicle. It was a towbarless pushback vehicle. Although the agent that stopped the runaway vehicle with a pushback tug may have acted fast...and succeeded...that is definitely not SOP and shouldn't have been attempted. Th...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12654

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

It doesn’t look like it was a tug that stopped the cart but a baggage-loading vehicle. It was a towbarless pushback vehicle. Although the agent that stopped the runaway vehicle with a pushback tug may have acted fast...and succeeded...that is definitely not SOP and shouldn't have been attempted. Th...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)
Replies: 50
Views: 12654

Re: Runaway cart at ORD, saved from hitting plane by ground crew (video)

jetmatt777 wrote:

It can runaway like any other golf cart, something falling onto the gas pedal.


Looks like a case of water on the gas pedal. Whoops.

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 251
Views: 57798

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

It’s like this website is still debating VHS vs Betamax while the rest of us are debating Netflix, Disney+ or Apple TV+. The photog in question upthread could just be really good at promoting his work, which is what the entire internet is now based on. The game has changed. Wake up. You’ve set yours...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 251
Views: 57798

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

What I don`t get is that the shot of D-ABUM gets so many views (80k) compared to other shots of it (couple of hundred). Am I missing something, but it looks like an ordinary shot of this plane. 86.8K views now that I searched for it. The photographer name seems familiar too, but I can’t quite remem...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 71
Views: 10868

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

It seems a lot of people missed the part when the OP was asking about jets traveling low enough to not need pressurization.

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 35857

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

Sounds like WN is planning on increasing Daytime only handstand parking at HNL. G7A, G7B and G7C. Gates G7B and G7C will be used between 09:00-06:00 when the remote parking remains vacant. Flyguy If you are talking about the handstands past G10...You cannot plan flights on them!!! You have constant...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 214
Views: 35857

Re: Hawaii Airports and Aviation Thread - 2019

wnflyguy wrote:
Sounds like WN is planning on increasing Daytime only handstand parking at HNL. G7A, G7B and G7C. Gates G7B and G7C will be used between 09:00-06:00 when the remote parking remains vacant.

Flyguy


I don’t know where you hear things but uhh...what?

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?
Replies: 88
Views: 13435

Re: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?

I went to the Hawaiian Airlines website and checked on both weekday and weekend flights from Sacramento to Honolulu. There still is a flight every day, but now the equipment was always an A321 instead of an A330 like it was last year. So it looks like they pulled the A330s off of Sacramento and are...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?
Replies: 88
Views: 13435

Re: How will Hawaiian react to competition from Southwest?

^^^ What exactly could the state government do to regulate what airlines were successful or not? Are you suggesting they could give preferential treatment to one airline and discriminate against another US airline? Doesn't the state allocate gates and or build extensions onto terminals? If Southwes...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 198467

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

the performance of the WN 738 fleet was brought up to me as a possible reason that WN is waiting for the MAX to arrive in-house to begin SAN-HI flying. bb The 737 MAX groundings is turning me into a pessimist! Too many airlines are using that same stock excuse to not start up new services, or cut f...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 198467

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Southwest's latest Hawaii expansion adds Sacramento, but not San Diego. However they did have this to say: The start of the carrier’s long-anticipated service between Hawaii and San Diego will probably come in the first half of next year once Southwest has a better handle on what its post-grounding...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK
Replies: 30
Views: 12477

Re: Delta ramp agent killed at JFK

Some common things I see on the ramp... -Tug left running while driver dismounts and connects carts. -Tug parked (with engine off or on) with parking brake not set. -Tug parked and shut off with Tug left in gear. -Driving with a bag or two in the passenger seat. Accidents have been known to happen b...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 106049

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I’m guessing they need to wait for the MAX to return before they can make SAN to Hawaii happen. And why do you say that Silver1' ? WN obviously found the equipment to start five (5!) new routes from existing gateways, and even a NEW mainland city, to the Islands in January. bb Because the 738s woul...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 106049

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

I’m guessing they need to wait for the MAX to return before they can make SAN to Hawaii happen.

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 106049

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

With WN's schedule being on Thursday (Aug 15th)... On Thursday the schedule release will include increased Hawaii flying and CZM. Flyguy IF this is all true, then it appears that WN is now treating Hawaiian expansion just like any other added flying -- new flights and routes will just quietly show ...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 7319

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

Those of you toeing the Gary Kelly line, the April loads are available from the government and each month will bring new data. Eventually the fare data will be available and the truth will be known. April - HNL-OAK 91% OGG-OAK 84% HNL-OGG 44% LOL HNL-OGG started on April 28. The first 5 days or so ...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares
Replies: 46
Views: 7319

Re: Southwest's (WN) Impact on Intra-Hawaii Fares

Can't wait for the requisite people posting on here about how the locals don't care for WN. Meanwhile, the crews I know flying inter island legs are saying locals are 90% of the inter island pax outside of the KOA-HNL connector.and are thrilled to get pretzels. That is seriously impressive if true....

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 606
Views: 106049

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Is this the end for an all 737 fleet at WN? Do you think going forward they’ll add a different fleet type? No and no. What are they going to do to fill the gap until the MAX comes back online then? It ain’t coming back this year at this rate. One teeny tiny detail everyone has failed to address whe...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 251
Views: 57798

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

Miguel1982 wrote:
It is indeed too blurry and was accepted by mistake. The photographer has been notified already and the shot will be removed.

I have to agree that the angle and the motive are great, but in this case the quality just isn't there.

Cheers,
Miguel


Only saw on my phone. Looked like a nice shot...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20
Replies: 88
Views: 9501

Re: Planned storming of Area 51 9/20

Yep, I'll take all of my friends with me aboard my A330, try to get in from above. Jokes aside, nothing will likely come out of this aside from some Area 51 memes, and it's quite likely that Area 51 isn't even a major US military site, not anymore. It was nothing more than a joke from the beginning...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Have quality standards changed on here recently?
Replies: 251
Views: 57798

Re: Have quality standards changed on here recently?

I'll chip in on the issue of blurry images because I feel it perhaps needs addressing.... I see quite a few genuinely blurry shots in the feedback forum but some the screeners claim are blurry puzzle me at times; not because they're succinctly blurry but because it's impossible to tell at the (most...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 9824

Re: 737-8200?

It's one way of dropping the tainted-"Max" name from public-facing fleet information. Expect more, unless Boeing comes up with a new name. Is there any evidence that the public as a group (not a.net members) has difficulty with the name? Ask your non-avgeek wife/husband/significant other ...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net Traffic Way Down?
Replies: 3
Views: 5638

Re: A.net Traffic Way Down?

Hello all, I've noticed for a while now that photo views are way down. I don't submit photos just for the hits or "views" but let's be honest, what's the point of doing the hard work of editing, uploading and possibly re-editing, reuploading after a rejection and waiting over a week for s...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone running a 5k monitor?
Replies: 8
Views: 7666

Re: Anyone running a 5k monitor?

Hello Royal. I now have an iMac, with the 5k screen. Lovely to look at and do general photography, but no chance at all to use it for photos here. Even at my new preferred size of 1600px for photos here they display so small on that monitor it is impossible to judge something like sharpening, and w...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)
Replies: 419
Views: 36861

Re: AA lawsuit against TWU/IAM (redux)

I'll chime in, While AA is indeed suing the TWU/IAM, what they're not able to do is prove that there is indeed a slowdown. Why? Because there truly isn't one. Everyday I see the decisions being made that are causing problems that weren't problems until this last year. In DFW alone, on the fleet sid...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A photo that is never going to be accepted but a nice one to share
Replies: 15
Views: 6880

Re: A photo that is never going to be accepted but a nice one to share

I don't know about elitist opposition to sunny side-ons. I do see opposition to low-light, low-shutter-speed, high-ISO shots, which in my opinion, are vastly more challenging. It’s all relative. IMO aviation photography is relatively easy compared to other fields. Yeah, okay so it was more difficul...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 198467

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone know the reason Gate 2 is closed? I’ve noticed baggage carts and tugs parked over the empty space. Been like that since I parked at gate 1 on 6/23 and also 7/7. They’re expanding their Tpoint (bag room) belt and the only place to go is into gate 2 territory. The plans kept evolving but last ...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 2347

Re: California rocked again...

Side note: I’ve experienced many earthquakes (too many), both big and small, but in almost all of them I was indoors. Earthquakes are creepy enough, especially the sound of walls and household items shaking etc, but a couple years ago I was out in the mountains east of San Diego in pitch blackness t...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California rocked again...
Replies: 35
Views: 2347

Re: California rocked again...

Felt Friday’s quake pretty good in Las Vegas. I was in the South Point tournament bowling center and it was gently rock’n for a good minute or two, enough to stop play for a few minutes. It’s very odd feeling a major earthquake from far away, knowing that someone somewhere is having a very different...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: need camera settings
Replies: 17
Views: 4232

Re: need camera settings

Bright sunny day -Sun at your back (although I hate this “rule”) -Manual Mode -ISO 100 -f/7.1 -Shutter 1/640sec If clouds become a factor, reduce shutter to 1/400 or open aperture to f/6.3 or boost ISO to 200 or any combination of those three until you get the desired exposure. Same applies in the ...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: need camera settings
Replies: 17
Views: 4232

Re: need camera settings

Bright sunny day -Sun at your back (although I hate this “rule”) -Manual Mode -ISO 100 -f/7.1 -Shutter 1/640sec If clouds become a factor, reduce shutter to 1/400 or open aperture to f/6.3 or boost ISO to 200 or any combination of those three until you get the desired exposure. Same applies in the e...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone running a 5k monitor?
Replies: 8
Views: 7666

Re: Anyone running a 5k monitor?

Anyone running a 5k monitor? If so, how do you like it? Any learning curve from what you see on screen to getting an image accepted here? I stopped bothering when I got my 5K iMac. Kept my old monitor briefly to get photos accepted but eventually said screw it. If anyone does have advice for gettin...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition
Replies: 38
Views: 6179

Re: Hawaiian Residents Appear to Enjoy Having Southwest Competition

People act like Hawaiian was gouging people on interisland flights. I never saw that. I've never seen it either. Hawaiian's pricing is based on time of year, day of the week, time of day. You want to fly on peak times on Monday and Friday? You want to fly at peak times on a holiday weekend? You're ...

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