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by tjwgrr
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 152
Views: 11560

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 ... /KDTW/KMSN
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Michigan at Wisconsin- upgauge from the usual 757 to a 763:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8 ... /KDTW/KMSN

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by tjwgrr
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 159 Whats going on?
Replies: 4
Views: 1650

Re: Delta 159 Whats going on?

On FlightAware..decent seemed like it was slow and steady..maybe some kind of caution/warning indicator and decided it was better to turn back than continue? I am only speculating on that. Track shows an irregular route back to DTW after turning around. Probably needed time to dump fuel on all the ...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 at BWI
Replies: 8
Views: 3506

Re: DL A350 at BWI

Blimpie wrote:
Not as exciting, but I did catch a DL B744 (N667DL) arriving at BWI this past Saturday. Not fortunate enough to see an A350 though.


Not as exciting? The 744 would have been more exciting for me....all these bland and generic looking two-holers. Long live the Queen!

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by tjwgrr
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 20096

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
It's so strange to see a 737 with AC's livery.


AC / Canadian hybrid post merger:

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 748 diverted to MDW?
Replies: 12
Views: 5595

Re: LH 748 diverted to MDW?

A number of years ago, I watched an empty UA 744 rotate in about 3500 feet at GRR after dropping troops off. The 744 was ferrying back to ORD- only a 120 mile or so flight. It was very impressive to say the least.

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by tjwgrr
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oklahoma City Thunder Delta Charter suffers major nose damage
Replies: 10
Views: 3231

Re: Oklahoma City Thunder Delta Charter suffers major nose damage

I hope they didn’t hit Herman!! :shock:

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by tjwgrr
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 152
Views: 11560

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KDTW/KUNV


When you play in the Big House, you need a big plane.
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smokeybandit wrote:
Michigan@Penn State, one of the few teams that charters a 757

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KDTW/KUNV


When you play in the Big House, you need a big plane.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA893 Doing Circles above SF Bay Area - 10/19
Replies: 6
Views: 2263

Re: UA893 Doing Circles above SF Bay Area - 10/19

Probably dumping fuel. Log shows it only went to 12,000 ft. UAL.com shows delayed for maintenance. Poor old girl, she's tired.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airports in the U.S. served by WN still haven't got the MAX 8 yet?
Replies: 39
Views: 3354

Re: What airports in the U.S. served by WN still haven't got the MAX 8 yet?

LotsaRunway wrote:
The cabin crew seemed to enjoy playing with the cabin lights. They did a cool red, white and blue pattern during boarding.


Did anyone take a knee? :duck:

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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 147
Views: 24437

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

https://goo.gl/maps/uZq1DxUreRn
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Google map SXM post Irma- note military transports on the ramp and terminal damage:

https://goo.gl/maps/uZq1DxUreRn

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SWA Seating
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: SWA Seating

I apologize if this belongs in a different forum or if its been of RECENT discussion. I flew STL/OAK last week. I paid for the pre check charge of $15 and got B-1-But with the plethora of preboards and families it was hardly worth the cost Many other factors in addition to purchasing Early Bird det...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI fleet during the winter
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

Re: FI fleet during the winter

Didn't FI do some winter charter work for Apple Vacations not too long ago?

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-700 vs 737 MAX 7 Short Field and Hot/High Performance
Replies: 27
Views: 3790

Re: 737-700 vs 737 MAX 7 Short Field and Hot/High Performance

ikolkyo wrote:
I wonder if the MAX 7 could be fitted with the thrust rating of the MAX 10, that would be pretty interesting.


The MAX 7 SP - a pilot's dream

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by tjwgrr
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757-300 Routes
Replies: 10
Views: 1262

Re: B757-300 Routes

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B753
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Here's a snapshot of 753's in the air. Check it from time to time to see the routes they fly:

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B753

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by tjwgrr
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12843

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

Flightradar24 shows the a/c type as B38M, FlightAware map shows as 7M8, but DAL and HOU FlightAware departure lists shows as 738..... confusing.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 visits DEN
Replies: 36
Views: 7752

Re: DL A350 visits DEN

Did pax actually go on it, or just a training flight? Looks like the DTW-DEN took a round about way to get there. Zoom in on CVG- looks like it did some approaches and/or touch and go's there. The altitude log indicates it as well. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9762/history/20170926/1130Z/K...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 73
Views: 15425

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

Depending on where this frame will operate, four engines could be better suited than a 752 or 762. NSP8 has been operating into SXM almost daily since Sept 12th. Would be great to see a DC-8 landing if only the Maho Beach cam was up and running Yep, Samaritan's Purse DC-8-72 N782SP has been very bu...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car
Replies: 56
Views: 16399

Re: KLM 777 wing panel falls off and hits driving car

MartijnNL wrote:
Great souvenir for the driver of the car that got hit! ;)


I'd like to hang that on the wall in my airplane man-cave! :thumbsup:

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-124 — who operates them and how many?
Replies: 13
Views: 2466

Re: An-124 — who operates them and how many?

The biggest problem with getting stored ones flying again is going to be engines. Ivchenko-Progress engines are a Ukranian product, so if Russia wants to restart production as well then an alternative to the D-18T would be needed. I don't think they have anything certified as yet in that range as i...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 50793

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

Any status updates on MCO, RSW, or TPA? What kind of hit did these take? I imagine RSW is a mess given the proximity of the eye yesterday. Good news from RSW- no damage. Waiting to reopen until commercial power is restored and staffing is sufficient: From RSW's Facebook page: RSW Update: We have co...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 50793

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

vfw614 wrote:
The Brits have begun today to dispatch a number of C17s and I understand that one will bring in two Puma helicopters to assist work in the BVI and on turks & Caicos.


Brit BVI support heading to ANU or STX?

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 50793

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

https://twitter.com/seprr/status/905513247691984896


Why would anyone leave a Pilatus and a Hawker at SXM unless they weren't airworthy?
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Phoenix9 wrote:


Why would anyone leave a Pilatus and a Hawker at SXM unless they weren't airworthy?

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today
Replies: 13
Views: 2667

Re: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today

Looks like this Hurricane is headed straight for Miami. . . Yes, the latest update continues to show a track further east- not so good for FL east coast, but better news perhaps for FL's west coast, the western Keys and EYW: . . http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT11/refresh/AL112017_5day_cone...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today
Replies: 13
Views: 2667

Re: EYW Shutting Down to Commercial Ops Today

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9915
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Extra DL flight:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9915

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by tjwgrr
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 50793

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW9158
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BA into ANU early this a.m.:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW9158

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by tjwgrr
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 50793

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9277
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWG9762
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWG9764
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Looks like AA and Sunwing have brought in additional a/c for flights out of SXM:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9277
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWG9762
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWG9764

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by tjwgrr
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Master Plan Finalized (2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: DTW Master Plan Finalized (2017)

Are the 3 new gates in North going to be added to the North or South end or by a spur off of the South end towards where the Smith Terminal stands? Where will the WCAA building be built? Part of the Berry Terminal site? The 3 new gates will spur off the South end towards the Smith Terminal. Right n...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Master Plan Finalized (2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: DTW Master Plan Finalized (2017)

Fixed your link:

http://detroitmetroairportmasterplan.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Master%20Plan%20Final%20Report%20-%20Detroit%20Metropolitan%20Wayne%20County%20Airport.pdf

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by tjwgrr
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 152
Views: 11560

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Western Michigan University vs. USC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8671/history/20170830/1710Z/KGRR/KLAX Any idea why they would fly out of GRR instead of AZO? Possibly ground equipment? Does AZO have tugs, etc. for mainline equipment? AZO has a 6500 ft runway which should be enough I think ...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered
Replies: 52
Views: 11899

Re: First Southwest 737 MAX Delivered

WN8701 Flightradar24 shows the correct type designation as B38M, whereas Flightaware shows it as B738.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR flight WW 154 to ORD div. to MKE
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: WOW AIR flight WW 154 to ORD div. to MKE

RFD has diversion arrangements with alot of airlines....surprised they missed this one IND, MKE, DTW, GRR and probably to a lesser extent SBN and FWA see ORD diversions regularly. Another interesting MKE diversion last evening: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/EVA669D/history/20170829/0100Z/KMKE/...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 64996

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Do we have an estimate or number of planes still on the ground in IAH and HOU? Slowly planes have been leaving IAH. Is Eva still stuck there? They were one of the last non relief flights to fly into IAH. I guess they probably are regretting the decision to not divert like most international flights...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN AMS Spotters- DL 744 making a few appearances
Replies: 12
Views: 3343

Re: ATTN AMS Spotters- DL 744 making a few appearances

MIflyer12 wrote:
Flightstats, too, shows 134 as a 744 on the 11th -- arriving to AMS the 12th.


As does Flightradar24:

2017-08-11 Detroit (DTW) Amsterdam (AMS) B744 (N669US) 18:15 EDT - 08:10 CEST Estimated dep. 18:15

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by tjwgrr
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feds Award $8.3M To Expand RFD Cargo Apron & Passenger Terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: Feds Award $8.3M To Expand RFD Cargo Apron & Passenger Terminal

"Durbin, Bustos and Duckworth renewed previous calls for Governor Bruce Rauner to follow through on the state’s 2014 pledge to pay $16.3 million for the airport’s jet repair hub, which debuted last year."

Umm... Senators and Congresswoman.... in case you haven't heard, Illinois is BROKE.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?
Replies: 43
Views: 4824

Re: Indy Area Getting a New Airport?

Much speculation that it could be related to Telsa's Gigafactory plans. Tesla will not build a factory in Michigan. Michigan is one of the states that imposes a ban on Tesla sales. Musk is not going to patronize a state that will not allow him to sell products he builds there. Talk has been of a Gi...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11118

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

EWR's 11/29 runway was part of the original runway of the airport going back almost 90 years ago but for many years has been usually for smaller regional aircraft, rare for larger aircraft. Actually 11/29 is used for heavies and everythng landing on days when the winds are strong to the east. Never...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11118

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

9L/27R and 9R/27L at DTW, only ever seen them used as taxiways, they are actually NOTAMed as needing n 45 min prior notice in order to use one or the other. DTW's primary configuration is as follows: 70% Southerly flow - 22R & 21L for arrivals, 22L & 21R for departures; 22L may be used for ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc3 miami
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: dc3 miami

MO11 wrote:
N138FS off to Bimini.


So cool the DC-3 is still working hard.

N138FS:

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th
Replies: 312
Views: 37487

Re: Significant System Wide Frontier Announcement Tuesday July 18th

MIA is also getting flights to 3w to Buffalo, 4w to Trenton, and, and this shocks me in frequency, double daily to Islip. This is in addition to Milwaukee, Providence, Cincinnati, Cleveland, a Detroit and resumption of LaGuardia. Plus Islip is getting a daily to PBI, so F9 is going all out at Islip...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal go one step further with their retrojet
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Re: TAP Portugal go one step further with their retrojet

100x better than their current livery IMO. But then I'm retro (old) too.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms
Replies: 13
Views: 7130

Re: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms

I wonder if there was baggage on that cart? I'm envisioning a passenger claiming their scorched luggage and exclaiming, "how the h*ll did they do that?"

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail
Replies: 16
Views: 5334

Re: Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail

asteriskceo wrote:
I don't understand why this keeps happening. Aren't pilots trained to avoid thunderstorms at all costs?


Oh hail, not again.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.
Replies: 264
Views: 57943

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

The parallel runway? Everyone landing on a taxiway is an idiot until it happens to yourself. Taxiway landings keep happening and no one does anything about it. In pitch dark night vision, ie a dark cockpit, the eyes can lose a lot of color perception. In addition, contaminants in the air and clouds...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant 9887
Replies: 4
Views: 2525

Re: Allegiant 9887

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY9887

I'd guess a MX issue.......
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Departed 08:04 this a.m. (28-June)

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY9887

I'd guess a MX issue.......

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?
Replies: 18
Views: 2877

Re: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?

http://commercialaircraft.bombardier.co ... erior.html
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Single class CS100 32" pitch 120 seats:

http://commercialaircraft.bombardier.co ... erior.html

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 4892

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

FNT has an exciting announcement tomorrow, any ideas as to what it may be? https://www.facebook.com/BishopInternationalAirport/posts/10154746142500488:0 If I had to guess, I'd say it's some sort of added G4 flight- maybe LAS or AZA. G4 to PGD (Punta Gorda, FL) starting October 6: http://www.airline...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 4892

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

https://www.facebook.com/BishopInternat ... 42500488:0


If I had to guess, I'd say it's some sort of added G4 flight- maybe LAS or AZA.
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iFlyDTW wrote:
FNT has an exciting announcement tomorrow, any ideas as to what it may be? https://www.facebook.com/BishopInternat ... 42500488:0


If I had to guess, I'd say it's some sort of added G4 flight- maybe LAS or AZA.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1983

Re: Douglas DC-8 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Many thanks for this thread! I must admit that I thought the venerable -8 had already completely disappeared from the skies. Must be at least 15 years since I last saw one. Good to see some of them are still flying, and that roughly 50% even still have their original P&W JT3D fuel-to-noise conv...

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by tjwgrr
Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 flyover at Saint Jude Classic at TPC Memphis
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

FedEx 767 flyover at Saint Jude Classic at TPC Memphis

I'm watching the Saint Jude Classic at TPC Memphis golf tournament on CBS. A FedEx 767 just did a couple low passes over the course during the tournament. Pretty awesome....the second one was spectacular! The cameras took a break to cover it. It looks like the pilots were having fun.

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