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by tjwgrr
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 4579

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/FlyGRFord/status/1061968329592717312 Does anyone have any idea on who it could be and to where? GRR is becoming a base once again for Allegiant it will be basing 2 A320s there and they are adding GRR-SRQ So 2 RON A320s with MX happening overnight and on off days in GRR I assume?...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 108
Views: 14960

Re: SkyLase Cargo 744F Overshot Runway Landing at YHZ - Crew Sent to Hospital

cpd wrote:
I think from the photos we've seen - we can say it is comprehensively wrecked. Hope the crew aren't feeling too sore.


The really sore folks are the bosses & owners at SkyLease......... :mad:

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny Airlines Vistacrusier?
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Allegheny Airlines Vistacrusier?

Vistacruiser was the CV-580
Vistaliner was the F-27
Vistajet was the DC-9-30

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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: FLOTUS aircraft smoke in the cabin- returns to ADW
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

FLOTUS aircraft smoke in the cabin- returns to ADW

http://www.kplctv.com/2018/10/17/first- ... drews-afb/
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Smoke in the cabin- returned safely to ADW after 10 minutes into the flight. C-37, C-40, or C-32?

http://www.kplctv.com/2018/10/17/first- ... drews-afb/

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3204

Re: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)

Your link does not work- at least for me.

Edit:
Works in IE, but not Firefox.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 5882

Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/tyndall ... e-1.551072
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Wow, really bad- that will take a long time to clean up and rebuild:

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/tyndall ... e-1.551072

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 4579

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

Dont forget about G4 who's been operating GRR-IWA (Phoenix-Mesa) for quite some time. Neither Travelocity nor Google can find this flight. Are you sure? I'd be interested if it exists. Yep 2x per week currently, as many as 5x per week in March. https://www.allegiantair.com https://flightaware.com/l...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 4579

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

atypical wrote:
I didn't cherry pick anything. You are the one who said Traverse City is "only slightly smaller than FWA" and I refuted it. I am not obligated to check all of your examples to see if you miraculously got one right.


Cherry pick and Traverse City in the same subject.... :eyebrow:

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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 4579

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2018/09/07/phoenix-adds-new-direct-flights-for-those-looking.amp.html American is adding a daily PHX flight from GRR this winter. I assume AA thinks they can drive Frontier off. It’s nice to see AA add PHX and MIA, 2 high pdew destination...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police chopper rotor wash damages college football tailgates
Replies: 21
Views: 3629

Re: Police chopper rotor wash damages college football tailgates

"...a Pennsylvania State Police helicopter was deployed as another tool to compel the group to disperse and curb dangerous and unruly behavior."

.... and rotor wash sending projectiles into the air and toppling hot flaming grills isn't dangerous? Asinine!

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by tjwgrr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 128
Views: 29137

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Today at the airline passenger experience expo in Boston, the Aer Lingus CEO announced that there will be a branding refresh with the delivery of their first A321LR in January. "The Green and the Shamrock will stay put" -Jason Rabinowitz https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status/10442260221...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet
Replies: 12
Views: 1599

Re: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N872DC

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csturdiv wrote:
Doesn't Dow Chenicals have a CR7? Probably more of a shuttle than a business jet.


Yes, N872DC.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N872DC

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by tjwgrr
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN’s "Tomorrowland" livery
Replies: 18
Views: 6872

Re: BN's "Tomorrowland" livery

drdisque wrote:
Yeah, the title had me going "Wait, Braniff had a livery featuring the section of Disney parks about the future? I thought that was sponsored by TWA!"


I saw BN and got excited. Still a cool livery nonetheless.

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by tjwgrr
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 141
Views: 9479

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

Mizzou @ Perdue, SY B738: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8634/history/20180914/2000Z/KCOU/KLAF Mizzou is utilizing Sun Country for away games again this season! Sorry for the typo from my earlier post, the home team Missouri is visiting is actually spelled "Purdue;" both of these ...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4641

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

Could somebody shed some light on the 747-200 combi comment? Was it one of the leased MEA birds? I don't recall any of the -236s being combis. If only VV701 was around! Found this very old a.net thread- BA 742 Combi's G-BDXM / G-BDXN: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=321797 From anot...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11554

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

F9 retaliation? *AA GRR-PHX JAN 0>0.8[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>1.0[0] *AA MSN-PHX JAN 0>0.8[0] FEB 0>1.0[0] MAR 0>1.0[0] *F9 AUS-CLT NOV 0.5>0.2[0] DEC 0.6>0[0] JAN 0.5>0[0] FEB 0.3>0[0] *F9 CLT-SAT NOV 0.4>0.1[0] DEC 0.4>0[0] JAN 0.5>0[0] Taking a page out of the NW playbook..... B6 JFK-TPA JAN 3>2[3...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19587

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

NearMiss wrote:
100°F? Surely you can't be serious


It is serious, and don't call me Shirley.

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by tjwgrr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: Mitchell International Foxconn Air Cargo

Opening a new Station if quite expensive. And then you have an empty 747F at Mitchel field. Which Needs to be fed by cargo trucked from ORD. The bet is that Foxcom and their freight forwarders will use existing Services to ORD and truck to Wisconsin. It doesn’t mean MKE will take all the cargo from...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 83
Views: 16464

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

More 767's for Prime Air.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KTEB Emergency
Replies: 19
Views: 3796

Re: KTEB Emergency

I have no idea what a Post Malone is, nor do I care, but glad the plane landed safely. How is it a knucklehead like that can make bank, fly in a G IV? I'm such a grumpy old man now, haha. Now get off my lawn you damn kids. Looks like someone got carried away with a Sharpie on his face...... https:/...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 14099

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

BTVB6Flyer wrote:
TPA's Twitter just followed AMS's Twitter page....


TUI Fly TPA-AMS (?)

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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 5202

Re: Punchiest airliners

Need to remember that most airlines use thrust deration or assumed temperature on takeoff to save engine wear and fuel when there are no contaminants on the runway. Now a runway contaminated with standing water, slush, snow, or ice... that's a different story.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 69
Views: 7566

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

I spoke with an electrician who was involved updating the FedEx crew rest area here in GRR. He told me they were upgrading it to allow crews to stay on-site, rather than trek off to a hotel. He told me they were adding all the amenities including "white noise" sound cancelling devices, bed...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals
Replies: 30
Views: 3889

Re: Southwest latest airline to restrict service, emotional support animals

Good. It's about time. I was waiting for a SWA flight a year or so back. An older guy was nearby with his wife and "support dog." The guy was boasting to another couple of how their dog travels with them all the time, and that he used to have to pay to transport fido in a crate in the hold...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More F9 route announcements
Replies: 61
Views: 5227

More F9 route announcements

https://www.woodtv.com/news/kent-county ... 1353919181

Also TPA to CLT, GSP, ORF, PWM, and SYR
and PHX to MSN, RSW, ORF, and RDU

An active dart board at F9 HQ this week.
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GRR-PHX begins November 16 - 2x / week
GRR-TPA begins November 15 - 3x / week

https://www.woodtv.com/news/kent-county ... 1353919181

Also TPA to CLT, GSP, ORF, PWM, and SYR
and PHX to MSN, RSW, ORF, and RDU

An active dart board at F9 HQ this week.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More F9 route announcements
Replies: 61
Views: 5227

Re: F9 Expands to 6 new cities from RSW in Nov 18

joeljack wrote:
OMA-RSW returns as well and is now loaded. 2x weekly Wed and Sat.


As does GRR-RSW 4x per week Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sat

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes
Replies: 33
Views: 6324

Re: Swoop Announces 7 Canada-US Routes

Dominion301 wrote:
Cactus739 wrote:
Interesting choice of Gateway Airport in Mesa for them.


No doubt that’s simply shifting their AZO service to Swoop from WS mainline. Likely ditto for YEG-LAS.


AZA is Gateway Airport in Mesa, AZ. AZO is Kalamazoo, MI... ;)

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11582

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

What is a Dua Lipa ? I think maybe it means "two lips" in Latin? Too bad she doesn't know how to keep her Dua Lipas closed! . Why does everyone have a problem with Dual ipa? Its a solid brew. https://i.imgur.com/yNjWR0H.jpg Ding ding.... IMO, you two win "best posts of the day" ...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trump proposes new livery for AF1
Replies: 90
Views: 9541

Re: Trump proposes new livery for AF1

How about something like this?:

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats
Replies: 72
Views: 15525

Re: CEOs Test Out The Cheap Seats

I loved this quote from Parker: "He argues American only pushed rows together when they had skinnier seats “that allow the customer space to remain the same while adding another row of seats that allows us to take care of more customers.” More accurately: ...."allows us to cram more in ste...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbody Freighter requirements
Replies: 18
Views: 2324

Re: Narrowbody Frieghter requirements

GCT64 wrote:
...We're also seeing 737-800Fs enter the market. West Atlantic have got the first 737-800BCF (now G-NPTA) in service. It's currently operating flights between LGG, OSL, HAJ and GOT.


Good looking bird:

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 4579

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
UA flies mainline from ORD to TVC now so that's impressive...


Interesting, I didn't know that. An A319 on Saturdays. I think this is the first scheduled mainline UA at TVC ever. Capital did in their day, but never UA.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 4579

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

Recent Michigan aviation developments have been mixed. PAX numbers at LAN and FNT continue to slide. FNT to MSP is soon scheduled to drop to 1 daily from 3, surprising considering the exit of WN from the market. On the other hand, TVC is doing fine. GRR is doing quite well, probably passing 3 milli...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 13104

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

So GRR, PVD, and BUF get nonstop service to MIA yet AA REFUSES to add MKE. Their service from MKE is really awful. They don't fly to the MIA or DCA hubs where as they fly to both of those hubs from many other cities that are smaller. They also refuse to fly to LAX from MKE. I really do not understa...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 2258

Re: Western Global Airlines

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1358577&p=19486349&hilit=rsw+western+global#p19486349
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Estero is just south of RSW.

An older thread about Western Global:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1358577&p=19486349&hilit=rsw+western+global#p19486349

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 21716

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

axiom wrote:
TPA-GRR is back seasonally.


RSW-GRR returns as seasonal daily in this schedule release. Last schedule release saw the return of RSW-GRR Saturday only late Nov 2018 thru most of Dec 2018.

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet Airways fleet update
Replies: 26
Views: 3562

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. What are you talking about. That is one of the best liveries in the air. Agreed :checkmark: :checkmark: "li...

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by tjwgrr
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline at MSN
Replies: 36
Views: 5561

Re: New Airline at MSN

G4 returns to MSN? To somewhere in Florida, and out west- LAX or IWA perhaps.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines announces 15 new routes
Replies: 37
Views: 4858

Re: Frontier Airlines media event at ONT - June 5th

" Conversely, Frontier is suspending eight routes as part of the schedule update. Frontier said it expected the suspensions to be seasonal, though it was not clear if all would resume. Some of the nine seasonal routes are ending as previously scheduled, though others are being pulled down earl...

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by tjwgrr
Tue May 29, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19
Replies: 24
Views: 4356

Re: Remaining AA MD80 ORD Routes 2018-19

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
Starting August GRR-DFW


DFW-GRR starts 6/6/18 - late flight RON. GRR-DFW the next a.m. 6/7/18

Excited here to have mainline AA back!!! :thumbsup: :airplane:

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by tjwgrr
Tue May 22, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1590

Re: Which aircraft is this?

Looks like a 737-100 / 200 tail to me.





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by tjwgrr
Mon May 21, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston
Replies: 43
Views: 9707

Re: Delta opens pop-up lounge for middle-seat passengers in Boston

LovePrunesAnet wrote:
Middle seat Lounge before the flight and middle finger experience on board the flight


LOL- post of the day! :rotfl:

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by tjwgrr
Wed May 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCO expanding its expansion
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Re: MCO expanding its expansion

https://goo.gl/maps/zs1EgPPPdVL2
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Why have they never built the 3rd wing of Airside 2? Looks like they could add 8-9 more gates there:

https://goo.gl/maps/zs1EgPPPdVL2

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by tjwgrr
Mon May 14, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could regional aircraft be more like buses?
Replies: 18
Views: 1833

Re: Could regional aircraft be more like buses?

Like this?

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by tjwgrr
Mon May 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23677

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

delete

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by tjwgrr
Sat May 12, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 18066

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

Make the crane and the circle gold, paint the cowlings blue, and add small gold cranes with the circle on the cowlings. Would look 100% better.

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by tjwgrr
Wed May 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7342

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

Another evacuation caught on tape that I find completely infuriating..........If passengers care so little about their own safety, I don't know what else the airlines can do on their own. The government seriously needs to find a way to implement fines for those who disregard their own safety and wo...

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