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by Flighty
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 63
Views: 5971

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

Um yeah... this is a team of Hondouran 10 year old, you know, soccer players... $70,000 for the charter, you say? Okay, not a problem, our team can easily... now, how soon can you get here? Do you have more aircraft available? Say, ten more?

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future of the Nautica brand under ABG
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Future of the Nautica brand under ABG

Nautica was pretty nice like >25 years ago. Before the whole made in China thing took over.

These days, it’s I dunno a brand to stock shelves at Macy’s which will be extinct soon, or cover homeless people or dead people? At least that’s what I suspect my clothes from 1993 are doing

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions
Replies: 18
Views: 2260

Re: Best/worst aircraft for extreme weather conditions

One time I did notice that an EMB-170 could not start up in -10F until they piped in heat to the cockpit/avionics for about 30 minutes. Is Bombardier better in that respect?

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets
Replies: 51
Views: 4909

Re: British Airways cancels 'incorrectly' cheap tickets

Can customers also get a refund if they mistakenly buy an air ticket? (I think the answer is yes, if caught within 24 hours).

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 3471

Re: Largest US international Routes Pax Counts for 2017

Shocking how little traffic between USA and our enemy, Canada. :)

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colt 45...
Replies: 21
Views: 680

Re: Colt 45...

Hip hop has some good/great accomplishments, but I can say I don't think it is that much of a musical genre. I would suggest it is more of a poetry genre. Hiphop is an activity that uses music, like dance.

Colt 45 - "works every time."

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management layoffs coming to AA
Replies: 24
Views: 5217

Re: Management layoffs coming to AA

AA737-823 wrote:
Well they've got to pay Wells Fargo for the planes they're stealing, somehow!!

But do keep in mind, they will never, ever again lose money. Doug Parker himself told us!
:roll:


I think Doug was the right man for a particular time period. But he has had missteps.

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Paid Hotel Rooms for Teens who Misconnect
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: Airline Paid Hotel Rooms for Teens who Misconnect

Sometimes there is an UM room at the airport. At least there used to be.

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?
Replies: 205
Views: 4165

Re: Is there anything Trump could do to lose your support?

I agree with the Gulf War II argument. She is basically Eva Braun as far as I am concerned. Her opinion means less than nothing. She could leave her husband immediately and declaim Gulf War II; then her opinion would start to matter far more. It won't happen, though. I think Trump is doing his thing...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 60
Views: 13700

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

airzona11 wrote:
Great use of aircraft and optimizing the JV.


Exactly. They don't always need to do ULH with their 777 unless that makes more money than this LAX-Europe type of alternative. And it probably does not. Delta knows their game better than we do.

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 2578

Re: In what order/aircraft did EK launch US routes?

In the 2006 period, EK Thai and SQ all flew A345 to NYC (SQ to Newark, other two to JFK).

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 186
Views: 17794

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

The airports are certainly there. The US has a staggering number of quality, under-utilized secondary airports. Is the business case there? Possibly, but it would have to be along some sort of new business model, with people downloading an app and voting for flights or something. Not saying impossib...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 56
Views: 7814

Re: AA S18 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

Thank you FSDan. Been a long time since I had easy access to this type of info. PHL looks markedly down in operations (good for traffic) with same seat count = big $ savings. Not necessarily a bad sign. DCA so premium heavy with the E75. Amazing it is clearly a hub on par with PHX by departure count...

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by Flighty
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why does the NWS suck at predicting Minnesota thunderstorms?
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Why does the NWS suck at predicting Minnesota thunderstorms?

I think summer thunderstorms are inherently volatile and difficult to predict. They know it will be hot and humid... guess what? Enormous convections of hot/cold material with a lot of sun energy do unpredictable things. It can fizzle or it can really go boom. With that much potential energy, big st...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24017

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

SEA-HKG is one of those routes that provokes a lot of a.net sentiment but it's not a business opportunity for Delta Air Lines. Flying to places like Minot or Winnipeg, or Charleston, these are actual business opportunities where actual cold, hard cash is made. HKG, I firmly believe, was not in the t...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing
Replies: 33
Views: 5360

Re: Dornier 328/328Jet to be back in manufacturing

There may be a need for a 30 seat, high performance turboprop globally. But it is not a scheduled airline need. It would be some other transportation or ownership sector.

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24017

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Delta does so well because the follow money, first prestige second; not prestige first, money second.

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Today I walked around Lake Harriet
Replies: 23
Views: 641

Re: Today I walked around Lake Harriet

Not a bad day for it, Airstud. An avgeek has plenty to look at in skies over Harriet.

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

DL is not scrapping MSP-HND. Numerous posters have confirmed that loads are acceptable and the route is profitable. We could also use actual data. I have left out the other Japan routes because we know DL is cratering in Japan (by their own admission numerous times) which is why they are now using ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

Economically MSP-HND has almost nothing to do with MSP-ICN. They are nearly completely separate traffic flows. MSP-ICN is long overdue. MSP has gone long enough without decent access to broader Asia. Care to cite the PDEWs for MSP-major Asia airports? Would you like to compare them to DTW-same airp...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces MSP - ICN
Replies: 165
Views: 18474

Re: RUMOR: DL to Announce MSP - ICN

This route has been rumored for 10 years. And it probably makes a lot of sense. So if there are rumblings that it will be announced, I believe it.

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore
Replies: 24
Views: 3268

Re: Air Force One Route Home from Singapore

Was the runway at the base in Singapore adequate to make Honolulu? At 6,700 miles it is within known VC-25 capabilities, especially Eastbound AFAIK. No issue there.

Was there a mission reason to stop at Guam?

Why not stop at ANC instead of HNL? It would save several hours and 1,500 miles.

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines keep saying the fares will go up?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Why do airlines keep saying the fares will go up?

Actually, it is illegal in US for an airline to signal future pricing maneuvers. Perhaps it is legal to give an opinion that overall industry or regional yields will rise. But they cannot say "our fares will go up next month." As tphuang said, fares to not necessarily go up when fuel price...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years
Replies: 51
Views: 1811

Re: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years

The thread topic is increased suicide rates in the US. A back and forth about wealth distribution that is not directly addressing the topic is not productive. Please keep posts on topic. If you'd like to discuss suicide as a function of disparate wealth distribution in the US, feel free, just keep ...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years
Replies: 51
Views: 1811

Re: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years

Nope, it’s the rate. Those states have all had population increases of import, mostly people trying to escape the city. They either can’t cope or they brought their problems with them in hopes of a new life. Huh? Migration has been to cities and suburbs. Not the other way around. America is going t...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?
Replies: 46
Views: 5849

Re: E-175 rising, Q-400 declining?

The E175 outclasses the Q400 in comfort, noise and speed. America is a fairly premium market, and it's geographically huge. It has many midsize, mid distance markets. As lightsaber says above, the E-175 unit cost is very similar to Q, partly because (again) it is faster and can do more flights per d...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years
Replies: 51
Views: 1811

Re: US suicide rate up 28% in 20 years

In no particular order but I think a reduction in fitness makes people more grouchy. There may be a significant demographic change since 1999 too. The country is significantly older, sicker and more obese. I maintain that wages for mid-skill people also play a role. America is going throug a transit...

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by Flighty
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15777

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Are any widebody trijets on display? IMHO much more interesting but whatever.

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by Flighty
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?
Replies: 56
Views: 10859

Re: Could the A350 do the 789's ULH?

3. The Sing A350 will seat just 162, not 250. Because the plane wouldn't make it with 250 seats, even being the -ULR variant. Wouldn't argue with the rest of what you wrote, but that's an assumption that Airbus claim is incorrect. SIA have seemingly gone with 168 seats as a matter of choice rather ...

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by Flighty
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss America drops swimsuit competition
Replies: 53
Views: 1727

Re: Miss America drops swimsuit competition

What is a beautiful woman with not much else supposed to do? There is already a math olympiad. What is so wrong about having a competition to figure out which woman is most graceful and beautiful? Why not also have a similar competition for men? Is the obesity epidemic in the US really that bad now?...

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced
Replies: 43
Views: 8387

Re: Number of 777's produced will soon pass number of 747's produced

I had my first 77W ride last month, and she is a mighty impressive aircraft.

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by Flighty
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21078

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

Well, here is the flightaware. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/b-2447 Perhaps Kim is talking to China leaders as you say. Trump and presumably his VC-25 are in Canada talking with G7 leaders. It will be interesting if Kim rides this civil airliner to the summit, or if he has his own equi...

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?
Replies: 205
Views: 19619

Re: What should UA do to close the gap with DL?

For me, there is a communication problem for UA: they should stop to try everything to reduce cost: these news impacts the public perception of the company. To gain back customers, they should make a positive sensational news by introducing new service for passengers. I agree that corporate messagi...

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5042

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Boy do you have a strange view of core services. Shoe shiners and doctors required to "praise" you after they shine your shoes or deliver your baby. An Orwellian dystopia, if you're so interested, one full of propaganda and misinformation. Those things to me are pretty synonymous with thi...

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by Flighty
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 9914

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

This from a usually reliable source, if true not good for Calgary and the new international terminal. The new international terminal will hardly feel anything by losing BA which only has a single flight a day. KL remains strong, and WS still has growth in it to utilize the space. BA flights still a...

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by Flighty
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 4427

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

Good question. I am not aware of any real difference between US LCC and full service carriers except carry-on baggage fees (which IIRC one legacy also does?) and premium classes. In some cases, LCC do have different pricing and loyalty patterns. They cause price wars and sometimes, they win a lot of...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5042

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Should a Palestinian doctor be required to deliver a Israeli baby? Yes. But they should not be required to praise the event in speech or writing. That is Orwellian. (Whatever this ruling said or didn’t say.) Boy do you have a strange view of core services. Shoe shiners and doctors required to "...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10589

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

globetrotter94 wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
Isnt the CEO of Iran Air a woman?


Yes. Dr. Farzaneh Sharafbafi.


This is great. Therefore the Qatar exec is only saying his society is so much less advanced than Iran, it is impossible to reach parity.

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10589

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

Women tend to be well represented in headquarters staff at US major airlines. But they are obviously rarely CFO or CEO. AFAIK (my decade was the 2000s) women were not commonly in charge of the main "technical" aspects of the airline - IT, mechanics, revenue/planning, finance, pilots. There...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5042

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

jetero wrote:

Should a Palestinian doctor be required to deliver a Israeli baby?



Yes. But they should not be required to praise the event in speech or writing. That is Orwellian. (Whatever this ruling said or didn’t say.)

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5042

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Here's how I think if it (and yes I should half ashamedly admit I have watched a couple of Jordan Peterson videos where I learned this phrase). This case was about forced speech. In America, you cannot force someone to pledge allegiance or say "congratulations on your gay wedding." By the...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case
Replies: 260
Views: 5042

Re: Supreme Court Rules on the Colorado Cake Case

Here's how I think if it. This case was about forced speech. In America, you cannot force someone to pledge allegiance or say "congratulations on your gay wedding." By the same token, you cannot force people to say obscene things. The baker was basically right. This is not really the same ...

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by Flighty
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4426

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

There are those who say that leftism is a religion too, complete with articles of faith, confirmation, inquisitions etc. And I think this is probably true. There is no room for questioning the church doctrine. You just get to cheer and obey! Most of it is meaningless pap. Drivel. There is a lot abou...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump can Pardon self
Replies: 34
Views: 960

Re: Trump can Pardon self

It would be a conflict of interest for the FBI to investigate the president. He is their boss. Anyhow, if the FBI does not answer to an elected government, we have a problem. And we do have that problem. The FBI (and other bureaus) must answer to him. That is patently absurd. By that standard the f...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump can Pardon self
Replies: 34
Views: 960

Re: Trump can Pardon self

If he committed a crime, who would investigate the crime and who would bring charges. Presumably it would be the FBI/CIA/DEA and DOJ. This is a great question, and AFAIK the answer is Congress. That is why they set up the Impeachment process, to investigate any crimes the president may be doing. It...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump can Pardon self
Replies: 34
Views: 960

Re: Trump can Pardon self

I don't know if you are serious or trolling, but even if you are joking there are a great number of people out there that have allowed themselves to believe this. It really is amazing how Trump has convinced the 'freedom loving' right that allowing him unchecked power with no oversight and no compr...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump can Pardon self
Replies: 34
Views: 960

Re: Trump can Pardon self

I don't know if you are serious or trolling, but even if you are joking there are a great number of people out there that have allowed themselves to believe this. It really is amazing how Trump has convinced the 'freedom loving' right that allowing him unchecked power with no oversight and no compr...

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by Flighty
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 12570

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

At first I was thinking this is a waste of money. Airbus has repeatedly said it will not issue an airworthiness certificate and I doubt EASA/CAA would either. Then it got me to thinking. There are plenty of vintage aircraft flying worldwide that are restored by hobbyists and flown at airshows. How ...

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