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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 8452

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

There’s always a lot of layman optimism on how much control the train engineer and dispatcher has in cases like this one. From my conversation with engineers in my squadron, admittedly pre-PTC, it’s impossible to stop a train based on visual sightings approaching a grade crossing. Two of the three h...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11208

Re: 757 pilots having fun

Last week, TUPJ to EGGP, sea level to F450 in 27 minutes, non-stop climb at .85.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program for the 777F
Replies: 12
Views: 1687

Re: Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program for the 777F

Yes, there’s a fee paid by TRANSCOM for carrying the modification. Activation of the CRAF is a SECDEF or Presidential order, depending on level of callup. As little as 24 hours.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

The tracks are lettered, …,X, Y, Z eastbound; A,B,C… westbound. Before INS, it was all Doppler, Celestial with a navigator doing the work. The old guys had some great stories of showing up in the south of England aiming for Scotland. I was in a fighter drag of F-100s going to Torrejon. I was just ou...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

Before GPS, in the ‘80s, it was mostly INS after that was in widespread use in the early ‘70s with the introduction of the 747. Most systems had a means of DME (TACAN) updating prior to the entry point and after landfall. Clearances were given by Gander or Shanwick Delivery by voice. It would begin ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Change to A319 at EYW
Replies: 56
Views: 8775

Re: Change to A319 at EYW

DL loves to talk upgauging, which makes them a candidate to skip right to MAX8s as A320/A319 replacements, IMHO. Can anybody comment about field performance of a 160/166-seat MAX8, even limited to one checked bag/passenger, getting out of EYW? I’m by no means an expert on the MAX8, but I’ve done so...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9723

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Some of the best QOL and pay are being an international FO, likely having plenty of seniority to be a captain.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9723

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

So does the college degree requirement still remain in effect for someone sitting in the left chair of the cockpit? As in, once enough seniority is earned, can someone sitting in the right chair move over without a degree, or is that person forever “maxed out” in the right seat unless at some point...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9723

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Truth for pax carriers, but the cargo pilots are raking in big bucks flying. At least one FDX captain is rumored to have grossed over $1 million

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9723

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

If you want a better idea of how pilots are so poorly paid, take a look at this thread over at APC https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/major/136055-end-2021-salary-survey.html Scope clause is not airlines, it’s a union position taken to protect the work of its members. Regional airlines are the prob...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9723

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

DL’s Pilot cost per block hour flown was $1239 in 2019, 2.6 times their 2007 cost. Just sayin’.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9723

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Maybe if airlines pay their pilot more fairly, we won't be in this sticky situation. The Scope clause is one of the results of airlines trying to low ball pilots and FAs. If you want a better idea of how pilots are so poorly paid, take a look at this thread over at APC https://www.airlinepilotforum...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9723

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Maybe if airlines pay their pilot more fairly, we won't be in this sticky situation. The Scope clause is one of the results of airlines trying to low ball pilots and FAs. If you want a better idea of how pilots are so poorly paid, take a look at this thread over at APC https://www.airlinepilotforum...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Quite a bit of transference, I had some hand in introducing a new bizjet into service. Most of the pilots had slathers of experience in the previous model, so basic systems and FMS were very similar; FBW made manual flying easier. OTOH, the early jets had much bigger systems differences and handling...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA1443 Odd Flight Pattern
Replies: 16
Views: 5423

Re: UA1443 Odd Flight Pattern

ATCsun - Absolutely. I've been denied wx deviations due to "military airspace". In one example there was simply no other choice. We informed the controller we a are exercising our emergency authority and deviating. Her response? "Copy that, advise when back on course" - she actu...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Please re-read what I am posting. In the US, seniority drives everything. For example, I have a friend who was a FO for almost his entire career. It was only in the last 5 years that he moved from the right seat to the left seat. The reason was his pension was based on the highest salary for 5 of t...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9723

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

Maybe if airlines pay their pilot more fairly, we won't be in this sticky situation. The Scope clause is one of the results of airlines trying to low ball pilots and FAs. If you want a better idea of how pilots are so poorly paid, take a look at this thread over at APC https://www.airlinepilotforum...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Not just FO, he’d be on the bottom of the list, last choice of plane, seat, base, schedule, vacation, bidding on open or premium time. Everything is based on their seniority, even first base and type initial training. A friend of mine retired as an FO at FDX on the A300–I’ll bid captain when I can b...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do non-passenger flights avoid bad weather as much?
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Do non-passenger flights avoid bad weather as much?

You’re thinking turbulence is “bad” weather, it’s not, it’s just bumps. Cargo and military might wait out a bumpy ride longer than passenger crews, but we don’t like the bumps, either, eventually we’ll try something different. The C-5 ride could get rather active and we’d change level, if it was ava...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The feeling of misplacing a passport or travel document
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: The feeling of misplacing a passport or travel document

I always put one passport in the same place, in a buttoned right hip pants pocket. Second passport, if it was on me, was in my briefcase. I did “inventory” of documents and briefcase every time I moved. I flew a lot international and always had the nagging fear you’re thinking of. We had corporate f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do non-passenger flights avoid bad weather as much?
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Do non-passenger flights avoid bad weather as much?

To be fair, I think that's exactly what OP was asking about. I, like OP (I think), do not understand the sources of turbulence, nor the steps to avoid or escape. Is it just about altitude change in realtime? Do pax aircraft ever route around anticipated turbulence, whereas freighters do not? Ir doe...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 9723

Re: Delta Drops Long-Time College Degree Requirement for New Hire Pilots

A college degree completed on time shows a certain discipline, and an ability to absorb complex data sets. This is so much BS but seems to be accepted nowadays. A degree that doesn't match with your job just shows that you wasted tens of thousands of dollars on a piece of paper that doesn't help yo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1788

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Go read the website and once past the sales snow job, you’ll see “gain experience” meaning get 1,500 hours and an ATP after being a CFI.

And, one doesn’t have to go to the regionals, there’s many paths to travel.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 1913

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

Without question the best two adaptations were on TV, believe it or not. BBC’s series based on John Le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley’s People . Great acting from everyone, especially Alec Guinness and Bernard Hepton; direction perfect and true to the books. But, having six episodes...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA1443 Odd Flight Pattern
Replies: 16
Views: 5423

Re: UA1443 Odd Flight Pattern

Why didn't ATC tell all guys military jets get out of way space to let jetliners fly through passengers more important than military 2 guys per jet? Sound ridiculous! Traffic Controllers are dumb to do! Q I was flying a C-5 to Panama once, needed to divert around weather just off PIE. Jax Center sa...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 08, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian "Peacekeepers" flying to Kazakhstan?
Replies: 15
Views: 1843

Re: Russian

johns624 wrote:
I have a feeling that within 20 years, other than the Baltic states, the USSR will be mainly reconstituted.


Not unlikely, the Russian Empire was conquered by the Tsars over several hundreds. The CCCP was just the inheritor of a Russian Empire with all the same problems.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF 64 JNBSYD ETOPS
Replies: 12
Views: 2771

Re: QF 64 JNBSYD ETOPS

Thanks 'RyanairGuru'; that is then EDTO330 = 5 hours 30 mins on one engine over the Southern Ocean? WOW! Midway on the route, what would be the alternate airports, do you know? The single-engine case isn't typically the most critical thing for EDTO. The remaining engine will keep running until it r...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do non-passenger flights avoid bad weather as much?
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Do non-passenger flights avoid bad weather as much?

No, why would they? The cargo pilots want to come home, too. May not avoid turbulence as much, perhaps.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Seniority equals bidding the captain’s seat, period. Low time on type captains flying with high time type FO. No, not a lot of time, but it was a new type, nobody had a lot hours on them.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1775

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

If you burn your dinner because you set the oven to 500 degrees and the timer to 6 hours, do you blame the oven? It's obviously the oven's fault! Back in my day, we used to cook over open fires and you'd have to hold the meat over the fire with your bare hand. You knew exactly how long you'd had th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A350 and only 1 pilot for a commercial flight
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: A350 and only 1 pilot for a commercial flight

True, but hardly “usually done” in line operations yet. Not done at all, actually.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate
Replies: 15
Views: 1531

Re: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate

There’s a famous PAA story in early 747 operations, KHOU-KJFK-to Europe. The dispatcher and captain used international fuel rules on the domestic leg, legally as it was international flight. Anyway, delayed in holding for JFK, radar outage, they head over to KEWR, given the normal loop north of NYC,...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A350 and only 1 pilot for a commercial flight
Replies: 13
Views: 1216

Re: A350 and only 1 pilot for a commercial flight

Not A350pilot, but I don’t know of a plane with automatic take-off.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which is the best private jet charter broker to use for an international flight?
Replies: 4
Views: 860

Re: Which is the best private jet charter broker to use for an international flight?

Oh, for a non-stop , one-way, Global or G650, about USD 180,000-210,000 say Vista Jet. Not sure how they’d handle the positioning leg into SBBR. Plus crew T&L, any out of the ordinary costs. I’ve seen lots of international charter quotes over 800,000 USD. As an aside, the rule of thumb on operat...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 54
Views: 2169

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

I finally thought of one—dropped off a Challenger at Macao, took the ferry to HKG to airline home.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Emergency Equipment at Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Re: Emergency Equipment at Airports

Pedantic alert! A fire truck has an aerial. It’s fire apparatus in the general, then engines with pumps, trucks with aerial devices and the rest of it. This was hammered into me decades ago. /P

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 27
Views: 1671

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

On DL, if you’re not in a preferred boarding status, the overhead baggage bin Grand Prix is always an issue. My corporate F/A has twice had a passenger grab her bag in error and be gone. Once, weeks before the cretin sent it back.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44281

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

A comments on that Youtube video echos my belief: "Excellent overview. Having flown this approach many times, my hunch is, in part, that they rolled out onto Base/Final and saw the mountain and cranked in an unintentional impulse hard over. You raised a few very key points that aren't availabl...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44281

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

One thing that still bugs me is what he was doing when he was stalled, due to how short the time between the first expletive and the crash was (which is entirely based on a gut feeling because its hard to correctly sync audio and video to find out, and I might be completely barking up the wrong tre...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44281

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Really detailed video from AOPA Air Safety Institute on this incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1KDG7iLwcI I don't think there anything "new" in terms of information, but the visualizations really help me picture what happened. I think you got the wrong link - this is a VASAviatio...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1775

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

Looking back the C-5, advanced as it was for the day, was for pilots pretty simple—it’s was very mechanical and systems were easy to understand. I draw out how most them working and their failure points and what to do. The flight engineers had to know every switch, relay and valve, the power source ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could KJAC see 320/321 NEO service?
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: Could KJAC see 320/321 NEO service?

Most types would have some form of performance limitation into Jackson Hole, due to the altitude. It's interesting that all of the airport's declared distances are 6,300ft. From pictures I've seen, the airport seems to have no obstacles at either end, which to me would suggest they could promulgate...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 54
Views: 2169

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

What do you think EWR is? How big a city is it? New York area has 3 serve major airports are LGA, JFK and EWR. My dad picked me up EWR a week later I flew out of LGA but I have been before in and out of LGA a few times. Piedmont paid for the bus to pick up some passengers to AVL due to fog the airp...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 54
Views: 2169

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

You’d have to take surface transportation or out then? How did you leave TRI or EWR?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?
Replies: 27
Views: 1671

Re: Do you check a bag for leisure travel?

I’m with 727tiger, check it nearly all the time. I travel alone, so I don’t want deal with a bag in the men’s room, a restaurant, going through security. I have either a small carry-on or a brief that has a side pocket for an emergency change of underwear and socks. Easy, peasy. Yes, the airlines ha...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heaviest rainfall in Chennai, 3 dead.
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Heaviest rainfall in Chennai, 3 dead.

Compare 3 dead to the hundreds of thousands regularly killed 30-50 years ago from cyclones. Despite a lot of climate effects, the world is infinitely safer today. There hasn’t been widespread famine in the sun-continent in decades. Can you tell what you mean by 'sun-continent' which area are you ta...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters
Replies: 19
Views: 1749

Re: Do gate size restrictions matter for freighters

Passenger planes carry belly freight in ULD, so not a problem there. Freighters don’t go to gates, so not a problem there. Some freight ramps, FDX, were designed around their fleet sizes, so,potentially a problem, but they use wide open ramps, thus reconfiguring is less of a problem. FDX KMEM ramp i...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 04, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heaviest rainfall in Chennai, 3 dead.
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Heaviest rainfall in Chennai, 3 dead.

Compare 3 dead to the hundreds of thousands regularly killed 30-50 years ago from cyclones. Despite a lot of climate effects, the world is infinitely safer today. There hasn’t been widespread famine in the sun-continent in decades.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they?
Replies: 11
Views: 2786

Re: Cuba's "Freedom Flights..on what airlines were they???

PA, yes, I don’t think National.

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