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by Metjetceo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 22396

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

They are heavily used by the locals. Every time I have flown them the FAs know many of the passengers by name. I do miss their Dash 8s and think the changing of AC type (2 changes) had to impact their books. I really enjoy their service, but those increased costs and the adding of Ohana had to have ...

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by Metjetceo
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't Ryanair chartering ACMI airlines?
Replies: 11
Views: 2616

Re: Why isn't Ryanair chartering ACMI airlines?

ACMI likely is more expensive than the total revenue they collect for their flights. Just my guess. Its probably cheaper to cancel flights and pay the fines I saw in an article yesterday than to charter and ACMI which has the airline operating the ACMI's margin in there. Remember the hourly cost of ...

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by Metjetceo
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Selling Airline Tickets
Replies: 11
Views: 2016

Re: Selling Airline Tickets

The selling of the tickets are sold as a Part 380 Operator. It is governed by the DOT and not the FAA as the FAA has authority over the carrier you contract out for flights. Complete details can be found on the USDOT site under Part 380. They are right, as there are very specific rules you have to f...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?

The key thing is getting an IATA classification so your flights are displayed in the GDS systems (Sabre, etc.). They tend to not be interested in displaying flights from operations that are not true air carriers GDS is démodé... http://www.travelweek.ca/news/british-a ... -bookings/ You may feel th...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?
Replies: 11
Views: 1805

Re: What is the amount $$$ to start an airline?

There are pros and cons going non asset based (leasing). The key thing is getting an IATA classification so your flights are displayed in the GDS systems (Sabre, etc.). They tend to not be interested in displaying flights from operations that are not true air carriers. Without them you will have to ...

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by Metjetceo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Question
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: IAH Question

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/ARAMCO.htm
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It appears to be Aramco Services (part of Saudi Aramco). Nice fleet if that is the case.
http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/ARAMCO.htm

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by Metjetceo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Question
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: IAH Question

To clarify, it was on the service road approaching the Hardy Toll Road

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by Metjetceo
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH Question
Replies: 3
Views: 550

IAH Question

Yesterday I was at IAH and on the way to my hotel saw a hanger with what looked like 1 737 and 2 ERJ 170s. The tails had a blue/green design on the tail.
Does anyone know what operator that is?

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by Metjetceo
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin
Replies: 114
Views: 15114

Re: Two new Norwegian routes - Gatwick to Chicago/Austin

thekorean wrote:
a320fan wrote:
What Chicago airport is Norwegian going to use?


You think 787 can land at MDW?



It could at RFD.

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by Metjetceo
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect
Replies: 71
Views: 6400

Re: Supreme Court Lifts Injunction, Travel Ban Now in Effect

To clarify, it wont go into effect (per earlier memo prior to ruling) per the White House.

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by Metjetceo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iron Maiden 2017 tour aircraft
Replies: 9
Views: 4621

Re: Iron Maiden 2017 tour aircraft

jlbmedia wrote:
I read an article a few months ago. If I remember correctly, It stated that this tour will use ground transportation. I will try to find the source.



I think your source was the most recent issue of Airliners Magazine.

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by Metjetceo
Fri May 19, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 7181

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

In my opinion, unless you have major funding (i.e. jetBlue startup funding), Part 380 is the way to go. No FAA approval, lower startup costs and you only have to file with the DOT

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by Metjetceo
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New carrier at ATW
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: New carrier at ATW

Saw in another post. It is AA to ORD effective July 5.

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by Metjetceo
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New carrier at ATW
Replies: 2
Views: 430

New carrier at ATW

Anyone know who the new carrier they are announcing for ATW is? News said Southwest or Spirit is their speculation, and I think they are wrong as Southwest wont get 6 full planes a day out of there (I think their min requirment for a new city) and NK seems to be focusing on larger city pairs. Allegi...

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by Metjetceo
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?
Replies: 37
Views: 3085

Re: What is the most iconic route for an aircraft type?

any FR pair where one of the cities is a secondary airport = 737-800
up until last month AMS-SXM = 747

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by Metjetceo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off taxiway in ATW
Replies: 51
Views: 10424

Re: Delta off taxiway in GRB

lavalampluva wrote:
My question is how were they going to deplane in the first place if they didn't have air stairs? Does ATW have jetways?



Yes they hav 5-6 gates with bridges. They are all ground level for RJs but they have them

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by Metjetceo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off taxiway in ATW
Replies: 51
Views: 10424

Re: Delta off taxiway in GRB

As far as plane type the NFL requires at least a 76 so all Delta NFL charters are either a 767, 777 or A330 Unless this is a recent requirement I don't think its true. The Steelers rarely take a widebody, typically they use a 757 or A321. I don't think you are correct. Is there a way we can lookup ...

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by Metjetceo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta off taxiway in ATW
Replies: 51
Views: 10424

Re: Delta off taxiway in GRB

For all Packer games teams fly into ATW because the teams stay in the Radisson in downtown Appleton. Then on game day they fly out of GRB which is only 5 minutes from Lambeau. ATW and GRB are only a 25 minute drive from each other As far as plane type the NFL requires at least a 76 so all Delta NFL ...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Boeing 777 at BWI yesterday 11-19
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: AA Boeing 777 at BWI yesterday 11-19

Packers use Delta. Usually the A330 or 777. I think I saw a post on FB from the Packers showing them deplaning in Dulles.

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by Metjetceo
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger Aircraft Motion Beacons
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Re: Passenger Aircraft Motion Beacons

Thank you for the responses. I did not think about the aspects of the brakes or if the towbar disconnects as factors. I was thinking about the aspect of getting into and out of a remotely parked aircraft, but it makes sense. Thanks again.

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by Metjetceo
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger Aircraft Motion Beacons
Replies: 9
Views: 2289

Passenger Aircraft Motion Beacons

I feel like I should know the answer to this question, but I dont. If a plane is being moved from a stand, or a hanger, to a gate and there is no crew (tug is hooking up and going) is there someone in the cockpit or can the tug access the motion beacon controls from the ground without having to go i...

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by Metjetceo
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 6703

Re: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway to get flights from Canada

Flair Air just needs to subsidize flights until oil turns around. I used to fly on their planes within the Shell and other networks out of Calgary, which I assume is their normal revenue stream.

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by Metjetceo
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Identifying Plane
Replies: 14
Views: 6137

RE: Help Identifying Plane

Is it possible that one of the Breast Cancer Awareness planes (not sure of all of them), similar to Delta's was there?

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by Metjetceo
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Startup Aims At 2017 Launch With CSeries
Replies: 31
Views: 9826

RE: Canadian Startup Aims At 2017 Launch With CSeries

It is a great presentation.

It is unfortunate that the cost of oil is down, as investors in cities like Fort St. John, Fort McMurray, Peace River may have an interest in this concept. There are reasons why Shell and others have full service terminals at the major airports.

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by Metjetceo
Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Starting An Airline Be Encouraged?
Replies: 30
Views: 3920

RE: Should Starting An Airline Be Encouraged?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetblueguy22" class="quote" target="_blank">jetblueguy22</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>I think it should be encouraged....

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by Metjetceo
Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Starting An Airline Be Encouraged?
Replies: 30
Views: 3920

RE: Should Starting An Airline Be Encouraged?

As someone that started a Part 380 it should not be discouraged, but even the most knowledgeable of individuals (including anyone in this forum) should take their financial need estimates and at least double them. I dont regret starting MetJet, but I wish that I held out for more financing...rather ...

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by Metjetceo
Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Hydraulic Pumps
Replies: 21
Views: 9620

A320 Hydraulic Pumps

Why would Airbus design the hydraulic pumps on the A320 in a manner that they are so loud within the cabin during departure and arrival, as opposed to other airliners where you dont hear them? I used to think it was a motor opening/closing the baggage doors.

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by Metjetceo
Sat May 10, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet's Trans-Atlantic Strategy?
Replies: 33
Views: 12931

RE: Westjet's Trans-Atlantic Strategy?

There was an article discussing this in Edmontons paper this past Tuesday

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by Metjetceo
Sat May 03, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U-2 Causes ATC Problems At LAX
Replies: 29
Views: 18862

RE: U-2 Causes ATC Problems At LAX

Since it was <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> it must have been the paparazzi owned <acronym title="easyJet (United Kingdom) and United Feeder Service (USA)">U2</acronym> with special cameras  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviati...

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by Metjetceo
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline: Florida Express Jet
Replies: 108
Views: 24060

RE: New Airline: Florida Express Jet

I just received an email from them. They are an intra state 121. They don't have to post the stuff that part 380s have to disclose. I may be wrong but intra state means they are not subject to the financial scrutinizes that an interstate carrier undergoes

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by Metjetceo
Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next HA Domestic Service?
Replies: 26
Views: 4496

RE: Next HA Domestic Service?

Why not look at it this way... Apply the NEOs to the west coast markets...thus freeing up the A330s and 767s (as long as they are around) to serve markets that are further away. Perhaps increase frequency into <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> ...

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by Metjetceo
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA, Interisland Flights, And The 717
Replies: 84
Views: 13892

RE: HA, Interisland Flights, And The 717

Why not an E175 or 190?

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by Metjetceo
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MetJet Ending Service
Replies: 22
Views: 6228

RE: MetJet Ending Service

Agreed. As I have said before Sun Country is a fantastic partner for a part 380

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by Metjetceo
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MetJet Ending Service
Replies: 22
Views: 6228

RE: MetJet Ending Service

MetJets last flight just took off. GRB to MCO flight 8873 operated by N813SY

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by Metjetceo
Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MetJet Ending Service
Replies: 22
Views: 6228

RE: MetJet Ending Service

I'll stay on and once the dust settles do a deep dive on the operation with you guys. Until dust settles I just need to focus on our upset passengers. Thanks for the best wishes

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by Metjetceo
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MetJet Ending Service
Replies: 22
Views: 6228

RE: MetJet Ending Service

Hi Guys, Thank you for being pretty understanding, and thank you for being understanding. I will tell you that I had been working on this for 10+years and today is literally the saddest day of my life. It would have been easy to hide today, but I was in the office and spoke to every passenger that c...

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by Metjetceo
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Commercial Ever?
Replies: 45
Views: 7107

RE: Best Airline Commercial Ever?

British Airways 2012 To Fly To Serve is the best ever

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by Metjetceo
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Establishment Airline Costs - Thoughts & Facts
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

RE: Establishment Airline Costs - Thoughts & Facts

The trick is to start 5 years out and backtrack. As far as ops costs there was a thread not too long ago that gave block hour costs by airline and type. Maybe someone can provide that link. Second, and this is just my opinion...if a fleet has lest than 10. I would charter/wet lease. Plus doing so al...

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by Metjetceo
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PeoplExpress To Begin Service 2Q 2014
Replies: 17
Views: 10639

RE: PeoplExpress To Begin Service 2Q 2014

With their recent acquisition I would consider starting flights under the <acronym title="Air Europe Italy">PE</acronym> name as a part 380 operator, test routes and to the general public get the branding/image out there...then flip the 121 switch when ready. I would think it could be transparent to...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Wings/ Georgia Skies/ Tennessee Skies
Replies: 11
Views: 3569

RE: Pacific Wings/ Georgia Skies/ Tennessee Skies

There is a great deal of potential but little effort. I still have my eye on it for some key service tied to some local demand. Nothing huge but enough to get the ball rolling. In dealing with the airport/city it's like they lost all interest in promoting the airport when they lost their claim to <a...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Wings/ Georgia Skies/ Tennessee Skies
Replies: 11
Views: 3569

RE: Pacific Wings/ Georgia Skies/ Tennessee Skies

KPWMS. That is precisely what I meant. In fact I am very much in favor of AHN service ... Just not EAS. There just isn't a need for a subsidy as it whether it has air service, or not, is not "essential". . I have tried to bring MetJet service there a few times and the thing is the city of Athens doe...

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by Metjetceo
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B764 Into ORD
Replies: 11
Views: 6927

RE: UA B764 Into ORD

Redskins are visiting Green Bay. They fly into Appleton <acronym title="Appleton - Outagamie County Regional (ATW), USA - Wisconsin">ATW</acronym> as the hotel the teams stay at is there, then they take buses up to Green Bay and fly out of <acronym title="Green Bay - Austin Straubel International (G...

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by Metjetceo
Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Savannah The Next JetBlue City?
Replies: 38
Views: 6035

RE: Savannah The Next JetBlue City?

For SAV the market goes inland. Though populations are scarce SAV realistically can draw from 125 miles inland up to Augusta and south

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by Metjetceo
Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Wings/ Georgia Skies/ Tennessee Skies
Replies: 11
Views: 3569

RE: Pacific Wings/ Georgia Skies/ Tennessee Skies

It's sort of a shame. Though I don't believe AHN deserves EAS subsidies, I see so much potential on th northeast side of Atlanta. Gwinnett has a ton of cash and people...growth continues to the northeast...and on a bad traffic day it could take 3 hours to get to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-...

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by Metjetceo
Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Cost Of Livery Individuality?
Replies: 2
Views: 4650

RE: The Cost Of Livery Individuality?

This may be naive but I don't think it was paint maintenance. On the complicated liveries I think losses come from down time needed to paint them...not maintain them. Simple paint schemes can be done quicker...getting the aircraft into service faster. In fact I think very little is done to maintain ...

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by Metjetceo
Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sierra Pacific 732 At LGB
Replies: 19
Views: 4321

RE: Sierra Pacific 732 At LGB

We are missing the bigger point. How cool is it that his mom knew to grab the photos because it was unique. Go DesertFlyer mom.

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by Metjetceo
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maastricht Airlines Believe They Can Fly
Replies: 11
Views: 5290

RE: Maastricht Airlines Believe They Can Fly

I'm amazed their credit card processor allows this. If they burn the cash the bank that underwrote them is lible for all the packages sold ( via claims) if they sell packages and use that money prior to flights. Margins are super thin already. How do you use this money for start up and then afford t...

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by Metjetceo
Mon May 27, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Orders At Le Bourget
Replies: 92
Views: 23100

RE: Possible Orders At Le Bourget

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Would the <ac...

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by Metjetceo
Sun May 26, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual: Seaplane Lands In Biscayne Bay (Miami)
Replies: 16
Views: 7244

RE: Unusual: Seaplane Lands In Biscayne Bay (Miami)

Isnt the old Chalks terminal right on the channel?

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by Metjetceo
Thu May 23, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Certification Delay-FAA
Replies: 14
Views: 4390

RE: California Pacific Certification Delay-FAA

Not true. Intra state does not have a financial review...or at least that used to be the case

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