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by Flaps
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C47 Crash in Texas
Replies: 22
Views: 3929

Re: C47 Crash in Texas

Rumor has it that they forgot to remove the gust locks. Flight profile in the video would appear to match that scenario as well.

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by Flaps
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Those Apple flights from CUN and PUJ are completely full every time they operate so I’m not surprised at all that they are going year-round... if they somehow weren’t already. As well as the extra frequency.

They went year round last year. This year will be the second year. Nothing new.

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by Flaps
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 375
Views: 43267

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

One other factor is that some of the seasonal east coast traffic will be winding down in the next two months. Places like MYR and SAV for example. They don't come back until the March/April/May time frame so that buys a little fleet breathing room. They have also cut back the fall schedule this year...

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by Flaps
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 375
Views: 43267

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Three brand new birds. Some folks sure have LOTS of explaining to do.

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by Flaps
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 5919

Re: AA 757s in old livery

There are no 757's left with the old AA livery. The only ones that are left with the old livery are all of the MD80's (which will not be repainted) and two 737's (N905NN is in the AstroJet livery and N921NN is in the AA RetroJet livery). If anyone cares as well there are some Envoy E140's that are ...

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by Flaps
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vertically opening doors, L1011 / DC10 / B767
Replies: 25
Views: 2862

Re: Vertically opening doors, L1011 / DC10 / B767

Perhaps someone with more DC10 experience can correct me but I had always been told that the DC10 doors were very prone to jamming in the manual mode and were a pain in the @$$ to work on and maintain.

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by Flaps
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet Airways fleet update
Replies: 25
Views: 3136

Re: Cargojet Airways fleet update

Whatever plane they buy, could somebody over there please hire somebody with some talent to come up with a new logo and livery. Their planes look like they were painted by a 12 year old. If I were running a cargo carrier the planes wouldn't have a scheme at all. The boxes don't care and neither do ...

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by Flaps
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

CaptainMidnight wrote:
I'm curious where people traveling from PIT to Hawaii (HNL, OGG, etc) connect through? The two times I went to HNL I always connected through LAX , but that was when AA flew the route. I know if you search PIT-HNL, AA likes to route you through DFW or PHX.


Ive always gone via ORD.

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by Flaps
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13910

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Having watched the video half a dozen times back to back: 1. I think his technique was fine. 2. Initial touchdown point was right on that hump causing an ugly bounce. 3. I also think he did a pretty damn good job of recovering from said bounce. I will agree that they did almost lose it entirely. I d...

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by Flaps
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 4479

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

AL/US A300 - Had LOI for I think either 6 or 3+3.

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by Flaps
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Polling looking bleak for the Democrats
Replies: 111
Views: 3117

Re: Polling looking bleak for the Democrats

Does anyone but me miss the good old days when that was not the case and we were more self sustaining economically than we are now? I myself do not see the so calked benifits of the global economy. I consider it a disaster for the US and the world. On this at least we agree. I see no benefits in gl...

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by Flaps
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supremely Screwed
Replies: 279
Views: 6707

Re: Supremely Screwed

I'm Supremely delighted at this development. Let's hope ole Ruthy is close behind.

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by Flaps
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”
Replies: 44
Views: 2077

Re: “Millennial” is no longer a synonym for “young person”

I think we are too quick to criticize an entire generation. I look at the term millennial as derogatory. I hear that and think of clueless, lazy, entitled leftists. While there are certainly a frighteningly large number of those people in the millennial age group they most certainly aren't all that ...

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by Flaps
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Regarding Southwest all but eliminating PIT-LAX Southwest took the hatchet really good to their trans-con and mid-con network, so its not only PIT feeling some pain. Interesting however that WN drove AA off the route and now NK drove WN off the route. I still scratch my head over AA eliminating PIT...

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by Flaps
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Anyone know what’s going on with Onejet at PIT? I’ve heard some rumors, but haven’t seen anything posted yet. Contour appears to be out of the picture. Ultimate's to FRJ operating as OneJet appear to be it. Both had been running between PIT and BDL and IND (2x day each) but now one of those is up i...

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by Flaps
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Their crews are also very junior in addition to being understaffed. I've mentioned several times that they are so slow with getting bags off of the plane and into the claims in customs as well as servicing and loading up the departures. It's really annoying as we are able to get passengers through ...

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by Flaps
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for Via + OneJet
Replies: 16
Views: 1647

Re: Potential for Via + OneJet

OneJet is a house of cards. One breeze in the wrong direction and they are toast. I don't expect anything out of them long term. They aren't sure who they are nor who they want to be.

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by Flaps
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Anyone know why Condor has cancelled it last 2 FRA-PIT-FRA flights?


Another strike it seems.

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by Flaps
Tue May 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Looks like G4 will be axing both PIT-AUS/MSY after mid-August. I'm surprised by both these cuts, as it leaves AUS unserved and MSY with only 1x weekly flight from WN. By comparison, CVG will have 3 airlines operating to AUS. Regarding MSY, here is some PDEW data shared by NolaMD88fan in the MSY thr...

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by Flaps
Sun May 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: cop shoots a groundhog
Replies: 43
Views: 1572

Re: cop shoots a groundhog

Groundhogs have always been on my properties and I deal with them regularly. The biggest harm they usually do is to dig up gardens. They won't bother you and they are not aggressive unless frightened or backed into a corner. If that happens though look out, they can be ferocious if protecting themse...

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by Flaps
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

How much of an impact do you think re-routing the flight via ORD instead of ATL has or will have on the future of QR cargo service to PIT? I fail to see why the change would help PIT one iota, unless ORD has less volume than ATL meaning there is more space on the plane for PIT cargo. But considerin...

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by Flaps
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20843

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

I have a feeling the woman got into it with the customs official and gave the official a hard time. Most often they will let you throw it it away or confiscate it. If you cop an attitude or give them a hard time though its game on. Likely more to the story than what has been made public.

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by Flaps
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant flight 9249 with cruising altitude of 10,000 feet?
Replies: 16
Views: 3003

Re: Allegiant flight 9249 with cruising altitude of 10,000 feet?

Allegiant ferry flights are typically numbered in the 9XXX series with the XXX portion being the aircraft tail number. In this case 9249 would likely be aircraft 249 being repositioned. At that altitude it would indeed as indicated by posters above most likely be a maintenance ferry due to a pressur...

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118140

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

How many engines have disintegrated on WN now ? Where is 60 minutes???

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed
Replies: 22
Views: 3628

Re: COS Airport Fire - Terminal Closed

As many before me have asked, could OPs please not use 3-letter codes in the thread title for obscure airports, rather provide the name in full. That would be very helpful, thanks I actually expected to read about a fire at the airport of a Greek island when I opened the thread! Guess the code for ...

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by Flaps
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30707

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

stlgph wrote:
And down $14.20 in after hours trading. This will be a fun Monday.


Perfect time to buy and buy big.

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by Flaps
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

A couple interesting things from the Draft Environmental Assessment just released, specifically on page 145. - In 2019 "Northfield" taxiways will be extended. Not sure what this could be, but "Northfield" was previously used to describe the area occupied by the vacant PIT Intern...

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by Flaps
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Cush wrote:
Does anyone know who/what the white 737 was that landed around noon today? FlightAware isn't showing anything. The plane was all white, but has a small cheat line below the windows I think.


It's registered to the US Marshall's Service.

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by Flaps
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XTRA Airways faces a $50mil racketeering lawsuit
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: XTRA Airways faces a $50mil racketeering lawsuit

Yes sounds like a disaster of an operation. Two of the defendants - Frank J. Visconti and Nicolas Finazzo have had their hands in many aviation ventures over the decades mostly ending in failure it seems. Not from an operational standpoint, at least here in the US. They appear to be well organized ...

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by Flaps
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18800

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

I avoid Atlanta for all connections it's the hub from hell. You better be ready to be a misplaced passenger if you are transiting the Atlanta hub. I guess I am doing something wrong. I have been transistioning through the Atlanta airport for over 48 years. Both on Eastern and Delta, both the curren...

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by Flaps
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?
Replies: 29
Views: 4492

Re: Is People Express Attempting Another Comeback?

deltadudejg wrote:
We still have some left over signs here at PIE.

We have one at PIT too.

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by Flaps
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

The only explanation I have for that large gap for MSY is just the service being Sunday-only. Seems that the outbound pax were inconvenienced more than the inbound pax of only having a nonstop one day out of seven and had to take G4 or connect. LAX with some very solid loads, but they will still go...

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by Flaps
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

[quote="Runway28L"]Anyone have any idea why Flightradar24 is showing this morning's QR8144 skipped PIT and did ATL-LUX-DOH instead? The schedules list it as ATL-PIT-LUX but when checking the playback or flight path it completly bypassed PIT, flew over Virginia and Delaware and straight ove...

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by Flaps
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I've noticed that the QR8144 cargo flight has been listed on FlightRadar24.com has "diverted to PIT" on what's listed as the ATL-LUX leg of the trip three times this month, the 4th, 8th and today (18th). Is that some sort of glitch or is there something strange going on with this flight? ...

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by Flaps
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN removes toddler from MDW-ATL flight
Replies: 47
Views: 6972

Re: WN removes toddler from MDW-ATL flight

Safety always comes first. If the child will not sit and the father cannot get the child to comply while taxiing for a normal takeoff, what assurance is there that child will not get up again at another time such as landing? What about in turbulence or in an actual emergency? These rule exist for th...

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by Flaps
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff
Replies: 26
Views: 5570

Re: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff

Improperly loaded ultra dense cargo rips through the floor, looks like. As for it raining on me, I'd like a gold bar to fall at my feet, but not on my head ! A cargo door could have opened, and easily been torn off in the slipstream taking skin along with it. Research the UA 747 that had a cargo do...

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by Flaps
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 19966

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

I climb crew stairs to 777 doors several times per week. You can bet your a$$ that a person can easily sustain fatal injuries from that height. That can be said equally for a fall from a the main deck cargo door on a 777F or a K-loader elevated to said height. You are falling directly onto concrete.

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by Flaps
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4607

Re: Failure to quickly find defibrillator for man who died on WestJet flight

Ouch. Even if it was moved, the FAs are supposed to check it before the flight and if missing, report. I'm scratching my head how it could take 10 mins to locate unless deliberate sabotage mid-flight by someone. Its not that hard to imagine. Passengers are notorious for doing things to serve themse...

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by Flaps
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

In the case of Porter the timing of the flights did nothing to help their cause. When they cut down to 1 daily flight it was poorly timed in the mid afternoon and offered a very limited number of connecting options to the rest of the PD network, primarily Montreal and Ottawa. The flights were packed...

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by Flaps
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

" Sales push will improve Qatar Airways cargo stats, Pittsburgh airport CEO says " http://triblive.com/local/allegheny/13402703-74/sales-push-will-improve-qatar-airways-cargo-stats-pittsburgh-airport-ceo-says The lack of a sales force has indeed been a problem, coupled with a lack of avai...

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by Flaps
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Regarding the potential closing of 10R/28L.......I look at the satellite maps to gauge usage. Examining skid marks, it appears 28L and 10L are the most widely used for landings. Next would be 32, followed by 28C and 28R about equally. Then 10R a bit more than 10C. Finally, 14 is used minimal-to-non...

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by Flaps
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?
Replies: 34
Views: 5620

Re: Spirit and Frontier: is a merger inevitable?

I think F9 and NK will forgo a merger. I see the possibility of Allegiant wanting to get in bed with Frontier. G4 is already 66% done with dumping MD-80s. Also, as another poster mentioned F9 loves the dartboard and so does G4. G4 most certainly does not love the dart board approach. It may appear ...

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by Flaps
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How long does it take to deboard an A319
Replies: 15
Views: 1985

Re: How long does it take to deboard an A319

Typical deplaning for a 156 seat 319 is 10-12 minutes after block in (typically takes 1-2 minutes from block in to door open and using only the L1 door via jetbridge). That said I've seen as little as 8 minutes and as many as 18 minutes. A lot depends on the passenger makeup and carryon bag situatio...

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by Flaps
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?
Replies: 15
Views: 2968

Re: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?

I agree that the MC21 at least has a chance. If it has an Achille's heel it's going to be the support network. The airplane itself will probably be a good one. The C919 I wouldn't touch with someone else's 50 foot pole (let alone the proverbial 10 foot one). China has a very, very long way to go to ...

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by Flaps
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Censorship
Replies: 33
Views: 2089

Re: Forum Censorship

I agree that the moderation is both inconsistent and biased but that doesn't present a problem for me personally. I don't come to this forum for quality information or intelligent discussion. I come to the non-av forum for comic relief. In that regard it rarely disappoints and any biased/inconsisten...

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by Flaps
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1026
Views: 98582

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

I just want to know what ACAA will do when they run out of gate space? Is there a plan for them to "add on" somewhere and have it accomplished within a few month period? They will have this capability. They're tearing down the ends of the A/B concourses which is 14 or so gates. They're be...

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by Flaps
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11655

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Used to be a weekly occurrence at DFW with Spirit. Now I would like to address this particular issue with Allegiant. The aircraft involved was an Airbus A319. Airbus aircraft have onboard diagnostics much like your automobile. The problem comes up on what they call the ECAM display and maintenance ...

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by Flaps
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pixel 2 phone
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: Pixel 2 phone

I researched and thought long and hard about the Pixel 2 but in the end it lost out to the LG V30. I have no regrets. With most else being equal/similar the removable storage of the V30 won out over the newest version of Android and the promise of faster upadtes with the Pixel 2. I felt the Pixel 2X...

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by Flaps
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50157

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

OA940 wrote:
Am I blind, because I can't see any aircraft on that CCTV


Nope. There is no aircraft or debris to be seen. Just the explosion. The trail of that explosion however does indicate the nature of the impact.

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by Flaps
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50157

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

. This aircraft hit with a very high rate of descent and little forward movement. "little forward movement"? That is the second time you have made that statement, and this is the second time I'm going to ask how you came to that conclusion given the extreme horizontal velocity of the fire...

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