Double to save 1.5 hours EWR-ORY. A snowballs chance in hell I would! But it will not be double and, there are people who feel very important that will spend more to save this amount of time. I had an idiot in line behind me at a store one day offer 20 US dollars to someone in front of him to trade ...Jump to post
What's the worst thay can say? No? If you've never heard this before, you will. Try it, you may get lucky. Just expect a no.
This 50 year old argument about fuel burn is really getting tiresome. The same argument was made against the Comet. It now has come to pass that engineering has provided the answer. A 73G flying the same route of A DC6/DC7/Connie. etc, burns less fuel per RPK. In addition, why are we leaving out Tur...Jump to post
Specifics! I love it. I'm sorry I missed this particular issue of AW&ST. Thanks. As for details, I think you are savvy enough to know I can't give anything more than is generally known about BUFF. Suffice it to say that Oscoda MI is not a great place to spend a winter. Sadly MCO was closed before my...Jump to post
On a constitutional note, Joe Arpaio had a plan 10 years ago, or so, to stop and search ALL vehicles coming into Maricopa County. I'd say that this would have violated the US contitution quite well. So, yes, he is an enemy of the US contitution. I know it never happened, but just suggesting such a t...Jump to post
I just got home from seeing AI and was not real impressed. The special effects were good, the bear was fantastic, and the robots from 4000AD or so were impressive. I don't recommend that anyone not see it on my opinion though. I just like movies with more of a story line than this had. The review by...Jump to post
Navy? Are you serious? That means you have to ride on ships. Are you joking. Just kidding, I'm just afraid of boats. Love water, just not boats. Good luck BTW, ignore the posting by Kolobokman. He knows no better yet. Congratulations, Steve <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">Jump to post
Gee, did offend GOD! Seems HE missed my point entirely. My point being that to name an airport after a living ex president of the US is just pablum for the political masses Whether or not I think Reagan or Bush are good men is irrelevant. I just don't believe in naming an airport after someone for n...Jump to post
Nothing more fun than getting SkyDrol on you when it is 110 degrees and you pores are all opened up from sweating. I must point out though, that no matter how uncomfortable a full face mask is, it sure beats SkyDrol in the eyes. Won't prevent it 100 % but it helps.Jump to post
I wasn't meaning to denigrate your statement about the ET 767 in any way. I do believe that you read this, but all transport category aircraft that I know of have high lift devices. In fact, I can't think of any aircraft in production that doesn't. I'm very sure that some experimental or homebuilt a...Jump to post
I'd say the reason is FedEx. Thwy needed a bigger plane when many DC-10s were coming on the market. The L-1011 was not available yet and since they were willing to pay for the STC needed, the DC-10 won this one. Although there is at least one STC for an L-1011(F), it is much easier to get a DC-10 co...Jump to post
Wish the US would follow this practice. Name an airport after someone who was worthwhile, that is. In this country we seem to have people who want to give airports names of ex-Presidents. I will always call DCA by it's rightful name of National airport. It means so much more than Reagan National Air...Jump to post
Well....... Since I think the American livery is just about the worst in the world, I guess I'm slightly biased. The TWA titles look better to me on this travesty of a "paint scheme" than American titles. As for American titles on the TWA paint job, AAgghhhh. Please don't suggest ruining the name in...Jump to post
No flaps fitted to it? Of course the aircraft had flaps. Flaps are not extended during a water landing though. Guaranteed break up on impact. For a water landing EVERTHING that can be is tucked as tight as possible.Yes I know the airplane broke up on impact. But, if the pilots had been lucky enough ...Jump to post
While waiting to board your flight, look at the people around you. I'd say a large percentage of them are scared. It may manifest itself as nonchalance, but they still might be afraid. BTW, what is it about riding in an airplane that worries you?Jump to post
The C would not mean conventional. Any bomber built today would be nuclear capable. But. since all the B-2 tooling is at AMARC in storage it will be a long time, if ever, before another B-2 is built. I'll try to let you know if the tooling disappears though. Steve <img src="/discussions/graphi...Jump to post
It is interesting. Sadly, I can't identify it except that it is a DC-10 or MD-11. The bulge effect I can't explain though, sorry.
I have a friend who is terrified to fly. One day she had to go to Vancouver to catch a cruise ship (funny, she'll get on a boat with no qualms). Anyway, it almost took the entire ground crew to get her on the 737 to SEA and, she tells me, the same effort, to get her on the DH8 to YVR. In the end whe...Jump to post
Always choose the last type of airplane that crashed and if you can, the same airline. Statistically safer than any other flight you could choose. For Climbout : Sorry, but the debris on the runway was only a contributing factor in the Concorde crash. There was something else wrong which I am not at...Jump to post
8 segments in one day is impressive enough, but $142.50? That is amazing. <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif" ALT="Wow!"> I could do 8 in one day (if I had the stamina and patience, which I don't, patience anyway) but it would cost me a whole lot more that $142.50. Hmmm. TUS-LAS-OAK-SAN-L...Jump to post
Destroy the health "care" system as we know it? I sure hope so. What kind of health "care" system is it when the opinion of doctor is overuled by a twit that has no idea what is really needed, only what the bill will be? I trust my doctor a whole lot more than some idiot sitting at a desk somewhere ...Jump to post
This is THE An-225. One and only, finally returned to the air after 5 years. Antonov Design Bureau says it has enough parts to build another. This is the largest aircraft in the world. Don't know for sure, but I'd say this is about the size the A380 will be. Steve <img src="/discussions/graphi...Jump to post
So that's what El Al means. Hebrew being one of the many languages I don't speak, I never knew that. Considering that I only speak two languages fluently, I suppose that it is no surprise I didn't know. Thanks. Steve <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> BTW, was the CEO of R...Jump to post
STT757 certainly has one of the best explanations of why US carries do not operate the 747 (exceptions noted) and why they are not likely to order the A380. As for the A330/340, who besides NW are left? UA, CO, DL, AA have all gone with the Triple 7. An interesting aside: Why does AF continue orderi...Jump to post
Seems I'm going to join a slight minority here, Rolls-Royce look the best, In addition, although dated 5 years, the highest time I'm aware of for on on wing engine belongs to a RR on an HP 757. 35000+ hours. I suspect this has changed though. Besides they are all reliable engines, otherwise who woul...Jump to post
What is mean? My personal favourite of all time is the 727 followed very closely by the 707. These are the first airliners I ever saw and to this day when I see one I stop and watch it. The reality is that the market has changed in the past 30 years, The tail engine is a plumbing nightmare (I refer ...Jump to post
I'm sure the A340-600 can fly on two engines long enough to make it to an alternate easily. The other A340s have less powerful engines and might have less choice but they would still be OK. Oh hell, thay can all operate safely for a limited time on just two engines. As for one engine? I suspect even...Jump to post
Shiny silver paint? No such thing. What you see on bare aircraft is bare metal (although it is AlClad). The reason is, on Airbus anyway, that in the early years the aluminum didn't match. On the L-1011, I suppose it's the same reason. When you see it on a newer airliner such as an AA DC-9-80 it is m...Jump to post
Shoot, does this mean my last AA flight was on one of the aircraft not refitted yet? When will thay all be done? 5 inches extra leg room will certainly make a difference. I'll see in August when I have to fly to DFW. We'll see, I hope it's true. Steve <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gi...Jump to post
I like QANTAS! The name and the airline. QantasAirways, why would you want it changed from something classic (one of the oldest airline names in existence) to something generic? As for Kiwi International. A kiwi can't fly. I thought at the the time of inception that this was a stupid name. An omen? ...Jump to post
I'm not really sure about it but, I can see Harbor Air moving aircraft to Florida for the winter. I just can't imagine the routing. I thought all their aircraft were float equipped. Not a problem Orlando-Ft. Myers. There are numerous seaplane bases in both areas. It most likely wasn't MCO-RSW. I've ...Jump to post
Quite often an airline leases the engines seperately from the airframe. In this case the engine owner takes them back for lease to someone else.
Another case is that the engines are taken off for rebuild and use as spares for the airline that owns the grounded airplane.