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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Seems like AA is having some issues on the JFK-GEO route. With full flights southbound, their B738 seems to have difficulty doing the flight non stop. Three flights since launch had to stop at SJU to refuel. BW has no difficulty but its seat counts are only 150 on their B738. Clearly AA underestima...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

LI is also rumored to be restarting service to STX. Its more than a rumour, but it hasn't been publicly announced yet. After Hurricane Maria damaged the airport in STX, the authorities there didnt bother to repair the international side of the terminal building as there were no international airlin...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2841

Re: Flight Attendant Dress Code Question

Canada tends to be quite liberal with alot of things. This is probably just one of them. Can't tell a person much these days without someone getting offended.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus C-chord inhibition
Replies: 6
Views: 2352

Re: Airbus C-chord inhibition

In newer aircraft today, aural alerts are handled by one (sometimes two for redundancy) computer. With that, the computer prioritizes alerts and may override one with another if it is deemed more important, so as to not overload the pilot with multiple alerts. For example, the autopilot disconnect a...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting FR24 Callsign
Replies: 6
Views: 1673

Re: Interesting FR24 Callsign

Probably someone testing their new ADS-B transponder.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin
Replies: 41
Views: 12846

Re: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin

CNN are reporting that it was a spill in the galley. Why are they using something that strong? Maybe they weren't. Ever sit near the galley when an FA is working on her nails? The smell is awful. Perhaps an FA had some chemicals for her personal use, or some such. I'd like to think FA's know better...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aircraft In Countries like Angola and Kazakhstan
Replies: 16
Views: 3328

Re: New Aircraft In Countries like Angola and Kazakhstan

Here goes another American with an antiquated view that black and brown people can't afford to buy new airplanes or have nice things. They must always fly 30+ year old hand me down aircraft from the US desert.

There I said it.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?
Replies: 53
Views: 10367

Re: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?

On the subject of multi-island holidays, it's easiest on BA which exercises 5th freedom rights on all its Caribbean routes. The shuttle routes (as BA crew call them) are: From LGW: ANU-SKB (2/weekly) ANU-TAB (2) ANU-PLS (1) UVF-POS (5) UVF-GND (2) From LHR: NAS-GCM (4) I think BA even minimally pro...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?
Replies: 53
Views: 10367

Re: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?

really old DASH-8's (100s if I recall correctly) back then. I would love to try them on an ATR!! They have gone all ATR since 2016. The issue with LIAT is how it deals with problems. For instance one of their flights is routed EIS GEO via SKB ANU and BGI. Yesterday there was some sort of delay in S...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?
Replies: 53
Views: 10367

Re: Could LIAT be the next to fold ?

Bimjim, I know you are very much au fait with the goings on of LI and this post is nothing but scandalous. You also know LIAT provides more of a social service to the region akin to the MTA of NYC and the EC governments (particularly that of ANU) will not let LI die. Knowing how things are in the Ca...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

In spite of LIAT's problems there is a plan to increase service to Dominica from 25 to 28 flights a week this winter. https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/liat-to-increase-flights-into-dominica/ Is that just LI 364 now stopping in DOM every day instead of alternating with PTP? Basicall...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Intercaribbean announced EIS-STX and EIS-STT (again). If they actually start it this time, that might be the end of LIAT in the USVI. Don't write LI off the USVI just yet. LI's strong point is that it has the vast network that InterCaribbean does not have. There's even rumours that LI may restart S...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190910005718/en/JetBlue-Greets-Guyana-Latest-Route-Extended-Range JetBlue announces JFK-GEO officially. Starts right before Easter holidays.with A321NEO. Schedule between New York (JFK) and Georgetown (GEO) Beginning April 2, 2020 JFK - GEO Flight #1965 GEO ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 12269

Re: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

Could he just "jump in" and take over? Or would he have to go back into the terminal and review the weather and flight planning first? At many airlines, all that stuff if brought to the cockpit. Many times it is brought just before the passengers begin to board, sometimes even after. Many...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines A321 fuel leak_31-Aug-2019_San Juan-L Munoz Marin Intl Airport_Puerto Rico
Replies: 8
Views: 3936

Re: American Airlines A321 fuel leak_31-Aug-2019_San Juan-L Munoz Marin Intl Airport_Puerto Rico

Happens more often than you would think. Fuelers fail to watch the panel as well as they should or they overfill a tank and it vents. Looks to me like probably about 25-30 gallons. Jet A spreads really quickly once it is on the ground. I somehow doubt that's what happened here. In most if not all c...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 8117

Re: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight

OK [I find this suprising, but OK]. What is to stop a company with the required design/installations approvals from their regulator from desigining and installing a third party ferry fuel system? It has most certainly been done on other aircraft. Gemuser I guess nothing if someone wants to spend mo...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 8117

Re: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight

There is no supplemental fuel tank available for the ATR 72. It has a fuel capacity of 11,000lbs (5000kg) which for a turboprop is quite remarkable. With full tanks, the ATR 72 can actually be aloft for 7-8 hrs depending on winds. When LI took delivery of one of its 72's, it flew from FOR Fortaleza ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

I have read that the Barbados PM Mia Mottley instructed the Director of Civil Aviation to have this aircraft registered despite objection from the DCA which has no resources to provide oversight for this aircraft. This was done and the registration was 8P-ERI. It's a mystery who had the clout to ge...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Well it appears OneCaribbean's 747 has left BGI. I understand failure to get it registered under ECCAA or BCAD regs is the reason for its abrupt departure. No surprise here really. That plan was rediculous from jump street.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 12520

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

This is a clear example why Caribbean islands need to band together and fight against these large airlines, cruise companies, hotel chains etc. when they come cap in hand asking for money. I for one am happy that Govt of SLU told VS soo long. Im not sure if ANU, TAB and BGI was approached, but shame...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia
Replies: 42
Views: 12520

Re: Virgin Atlantic to cancel St Lucia

TC957 wrote:
I wonder if VS dropping UVF could tempt Caribbean Airlines to re-start long-haul.


Worse idea ever.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Are you seriously saying that SVD O&D is as good as BGI O&D? The next time I'm at BGI waiting for a flight to OGL I'll wonder why there's a bunch of other people waiting to board the same flight. No, what I am saying is BGI being a hub airport, its easy to think that all the pax you see are...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

My biggest takeaway from this is that LI only has six profitable routes and of those six, only one doesn't go through BGI. My guesses for the profitable routes out of BGI are BGI-OGL/SLU/SVD/ANU/GND. I wonder what the profitable non-BGI route is. Lets get something straight here. Those "profit...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Brickell305 wrote:
baje427 wrote:
Talks between the Antiguan and Barbadian governments have broken down re:Liat.

So after all the drama this year, LIAT is back at square one?!


Many on the inside predicted this outcome. It is no surprise.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon May 27, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)
Replies: 30
Views: 7274

Re: New 747-400 operator in St Vincent and the Grenadines? (SVD)

Well, it's owned by a Nigerian travel company and has the logo of a St. Vincent-based Beech 1900/King Air operator. This ought to be good. The way I always see these things is: To lease or buy, and maintain and operate, a B744, you need a lot of money. People who have a lot of money are called rich...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun May 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

A being 747 the largest aircraft to land at the Argyle International Airport since its opening in 2017 arrived at about 2 pm on Friday. The aircraft with the logo of One Caribbean a locally owned airline flew from Texas, USA some 6 hours away. According to sources, the new aircraft is an investment ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

A little news about LI, and to make a very long story very short, the unions representing various staff have been given a deadline of end of business today March 28 to respond to LI's proposal of almost 10% salary cut, or face closure of the airline.

We wait.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that are in trouble.
Replies: 39
Views: 11326

Re: Airlines that are in trouble.

Add LIAT to that list, within 24hrs there should be word on the status of this airline

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines on the Brink
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

Re: Airlines on the Brink

Add LIAT to that list, within 24hrs there should be word on the status of this airline.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the NTSB have a record of a diverted flight from 1973?...
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: Would the NTSB have a record of a diverted flight from 1973?...

I will tip my hat to any airline that has records going that far back.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

PBM isn't sufficient to allow PY to run a nonstop to MIA, so if they lose on the GEO then they might have problems. AA is a strong brand and with tremendous feed at MIA. I anticipate that they will be up to daily before year end, at least at peak periods. Even NYC will feed into this route, at leas...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Since when have we excluded the Bahamas from the Caribbean? Because geographically, they are not. Neither are the Turks and Caicos Islands. We all know politically and culturally we are all one. Lets not make this an argument, everyone is welcomed to participate in the discussion. So geographically...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Caymanair wrote:
Since when have we excluded the Bahamas from the Caribbean?


Because geographically, they are not. Neither are the Turks and Caicos Islands. We all know politically and culturally we are all one. Lets not make this an argument, everyone is welcomed to participate in the discussion.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Out of curiosity are there any airports in the Caribbean that can handle the Airbus A380 aircraft. And if so which Island will possibly get it first. I can tell you the A380 has been to PTP and FDF during its certification stages. For commercial service, I don't see anywhere outside the same PTP an...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 69673

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

Not sure why anyone would use CM for MIA GEO given the alternatives are abundant. I can see JFK as the nonstop isnt always available, or can get quite expensive. Apart from AA's recent MIA-GEO flight, I think the only nonstop option was Surinam Airways. So, it was either a stop in POS on BW or PTY ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 67565

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

BGI is already a hub Airport. I think that they mean more than LI's hub operations, which aren't likely to grow, given that the neighboring islands have improved connectivity. Not sure that I see that happening. I quite agree. BGI is no "hub airport". BGI has quite a large O/D traffic and...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 67565

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

LIAT Resumes Flights To The BVI LIAT, says it will resume its morning and evening services to British Virgin Islands following the suspension of flights after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in 2017. LIAT will begin its evening service into the Terrence B. Lettsome Airport at Beef Island on...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FDX 872 Diverts to EWR
Replies: 10
Views: 3896

Re: FDX 872 Diverts to EWR

Im curious about these "sweep flights". Tell me more.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.
Replies: 26
Views: 5601

Re: Cockpit differences between the modern A320/321 and the ones made in the 1990s.

Pilots who possess an A32x rating need to be able to operate a 1988-built A320 (if there were any left) and a 2018-built A321NEO seamlessly on the same day. :checkmark: The ATR -600 series upgrade is the perfect example of why not to do it. Pilots rated on old ATRs had to do a simulator course to f...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse thrust practice
Replies: 19
Views: 4187

Re: Reverse thrust practice

at the company where I work, it is standard operating procedure (SOP) to use full reverse thrust on every landing. Primarily, it is an operational check of the reverse thrust system. On the fleet to which I am assigned (A319/A320/A321) full reverse thrust is initiated shortly after main gear touchd...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 67565

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

JetBlue has announced KFLL-TNCM. Starting in the winter of 2018/2019. Will we see Spirit drop out of SXM or will we see them move to MCO-SXM or go more then x1 weekly on the FLL route? http://mediaroom.jetblue.com/investor-relations/press-releases/2018/10-09-2018-163556413 It amazes me how hurrican...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC frequency got hacked as pilots heard radio ads peddling kidney herbs upon landing at Wuhan Tianhe Int'l Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: ATC frequency got hacked as pilots heard radio ads peddling kidney herbs upon landing at Wuhan Tianhe Int'l Airport

I don’t think they intended to “hack” ATC frequency. They opened an illegal radio station and sometimes interference can be heard on ATC freqs. I’ve experienced this a few times in the past and have known radio stations to either change their freq or the location of their antenna because of interfer...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 67565

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

baje427 wrote:
Quick question if transiting POS from the US and going onto another regional destination do you have to clear customs similar to MIA?


If you're on BW no, otherwise yes.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unpainted plugged windows
Replies: 11
Views: 2882

Re: Unpainted plugged windows

Could also be window simply covered over by the sidewall inside ie a lav, galley or bulkhead. The window itself isn't plugged.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: ARJ21 starts commercial operation with 2nd operator Genghis Khan Airlines by July 26th, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 14167

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

“Genghis Khan Airlines” just naturally rolls off the tongue doesn’t it.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7400

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

Never used or taught in the US. GF I can almost guarantee you US controllers and US domestic pilots haven’t an idea what “QNH” means. It just isn’t used or taught. QNH is used every single day in the US. QFE is also used. (Albeit more rarely) Shockingly appalling if it's not taught, as claimed, as ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 9771

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

I don’t know why this a “stupid stunt”. Knowing Maho beach very well and knowing how high aircraft actually cross this beach, they were in no danger of hitting any aircraft. Clearly this is just one of those parallax effect shots that made it seem they were closer than they actually were. I personal...

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone explain this FlightAware wiggly path?
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: Can anyone explain this FlightAware wiggly path?

Dodging potholes obviously.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 67565

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018

BW has posted openings for First Officers B738 and has openings for Cabin Crew based in Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana. Could some sort of expansion be on the cards? Guyana? Interesting. Taking advantage of cheaper labour I see. They clearly are taking a page from FlyJ’s book. I’m curious to see how ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 636
Views: 67565

Re: Caribbean aviation thread - 2018

I always suspected that the LI cancelation was more tied to high costs than to lack of business. Even though I know that ties between the USVI and the OECS aren't what it used to be I couldn't imagine that they couldn't justify some service. Now that the USVI has made some accommodations to them th...

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