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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread #2
Replies: 51
Views: 3004

Re: West Coast Florida Thread #2

Alligiant starting SRQ Year round service PIT & IND atart April 11 CVG starts Apri; 13 http://srq-airport.com/allegiant-announces-new-nonstop-service-srq-3-cities http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180109/updated-allegiant-air-coming-to-sarasota-bradenton-airport Now....I wonder if this does a...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 110
Views: 8932

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

- Lufthansa Frankfurt: Seattle 744 Rio de Janeiro 744 Mexico City 744 Johannesburg 744 Denver 744 Osaka 744 Seoul 744 Sao Paulo 748 Bueno Aires 748 Tokyo 748 Bengaluru 748 will edit the information as information becomes available through you guys and through other online sources, thankyou! + Chica...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 3868

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

747F
Cargolux
UPS
Cathay Pacific
Polar Air Cargo
Korean Air
Air Bridge Cargo
Nippon Cargo
Atlas
Asiana
China Airlines
EVA
Singapore
Yangtze River Express
China Cargo
Kalitta


777F:
Air China
Fedex
Etihad
China Southern
EVA
Korean Air
Southern Air
China Cargo

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 28528

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

Likewise for Norwegian at ALB. SWF/ALB dont regularly process widebody international flights customs wise and ramp wise too. From the article: http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/Storm-brings-what-may-be-first-Norwegian-Air-12473441.php#photo-14790209 "Airport spokesman Doug Myers said ...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 28528

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

MSJYOP28Apilot wrote:
....If SIA cant get out of SWF, it will be a nightmare for those passengers and crew customs and hotel/transport wise.....


The Star Alliance hub at IAD would have made much more sense.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 28528

Re: Empty skies over BOS-EWR-JFK

Vis very poor, strong winds, snow / heavy snow, blowing snow, freezing fog, Not good. KJFK 041551Z 34030G39KT 1/8SM R04R/0800V1400FT SN BLSN FZFG VV004 M06/M06 A2933 RMK AO2 PK WND 34041/1504 SLP933 SNINCR 1/5 P0001 T10561061 $ KEWR 041609Z 34027G37KT 1/4SM R04R/1600V2000FT SN BLSN VV006 M05/M06 A29...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 45
Views: 10753

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

surfpunk wrote:
Vouch this, although IMO, it should have been repainted in the old NW bowling shoe livery.


As should their DC-9-50 N675MC.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?
Replies: 27
Views: 2432

Re: Doubt: Reversing on taxiway?

Not uncommon on the Gulfstrean when during taxi, especially when light. Also was common on the 727 center engine but as I recall when your were in reverse you were blocking the air for the CSD oil cooler so extanded periods were discouraged. Yeah, we have a nest of G-Vs here in GRR- see it all the ...

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by tjwgrr
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs
Replies: 40
Views: 5831

Re: Abandoned midwest-US cargo hubs

It seems to me that the USPS had an operation--although not a hub--at GRR back in the 80s & 90s. I also remember seeing UPS 727s there. Can anyone here verify or debunk that? Happy New Year! SkyVoice Yes, USPS did run an air operation at GRR back in the 80's and perhaps into the 90's. I have GR...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 18087

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8916

Michigan State (marching band) SAN-LAN (Omni Air 772)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE812
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Return flights from the Holiday Bowl:

Michigan State (team) SAN-DTW (DL 744)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8916

Michigan State (marching band) SAN-LAN (Omni Air 772)
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OAE812

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by tjwgrr
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 18087

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI8422


Probably U of M fan charter, or possibly the band.
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n92r03 wrote:
Atlas is bringing a 744 back to TPA today from DTW:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI8422


Probably U of M fan charter, or possibly the band.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 9533

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

cokepopper wrote:
Very nice thanks for posting. Personally I don’t think it can compare to the final L1011 ATL flyover (gear up)


Link to the video please.

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71Zulu wrote:


Better yet:

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

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by tjwgrr
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does GRR need a flight to Mexico or Canada again?
Replies: 26
Views: 2896

Re: Does GRR need a flight to Mexico or Canada again?

Is there an FIS at GRR designed for passengers? Not today. And they just completed a major refurb of the central terminal. Strangely enough, despite extending the terminal out to support central screening upstairs, they kept the checked bag scanning machines in the lobby. Can you say face plant? Ph...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 at MKE
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

Re: A350-1000 at MKE

http://fox6now.com/2017/12/04/airbus-te ... l-airport/


Looking for in-flight icing conditions?

A few touch and go's at GRR please.... so close.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FWWXL
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piedmontf284000 wrote:
cold weather engine testing...picked a good week for it too

http://fox6now.com/2017/12/04/airbus-te ... l-airport/


Looking for in-flight icing conditions?

A few touch and go's at GRR please.... so close.

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

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by tjwgrr
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS
Replies: 45
Views: 10059

Re: OAG Changes 12/3/2017: B6 Adds EWR-SDQ; DL Moves to DSS

flymco753 wrote:
DTW reductions:

-GRR: a loss of a CRJ to an upgrade of the last flight becoming a 757.


We'll take that "reduction" anytime! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by tjwgrr
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?
Replies: 14
Views: 3554

Re: How Far can the AA MAX Fly?

......what is the longest flight that AA can put there MAX on even is it does not make sense? I would love to know :p Based on a trip report for the inaugural MIA-LGA flight, the AA MAX 8 will fly further than what passengers can tolerate: :duck: https://airwaysmag.com/special-flights/full-review-o...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33526

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Kviator wrote:
....Seems like a great airplane for them, although it is a little too big to be a 1 for 1 replacement of their 9 seat Cessna 402s.


I remember reading somewhere that Cape Air didn't want a turbine aircraft to replace the 402s.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 5631

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1323

RON in GRR from DTW. To bad it arrives and departs in the dark- not good for spotting.
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flymco753 wrote:
DL tacked a 757-200 on GRR-DTW through February, expected to begin later this week.


Actrually, it's already begun:

GRR-DTW
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1323

RON in GRR from DTW. To bad it arrives and departs in the dark- not good for spotting.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33526

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Maybe I have a very wrong concept of Fedex's operations, but given the limited payload and range that this aircraft will have, wouldn't it be more efficient most of the time just to load the payload on a truck to the nearest metro airport and consolidate it with other cargo to be flown by Fedex's m...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 33526

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Here in GRR, I can see them replacing the double daily C208's to/from TVC, and at times the double daily to/from PLN.

I wonder if the C408 will be able to be flown by one pilot like the C208, or will it require two?

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by tjwgrr
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 37
Views: 5432

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

I have to put in a plug for my hometown airport GRR. We get some pretty significant snowfalls- lake effect and regular storms- and have the equipment to handle it: https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/10682402_752690651445774_4645386310349103300_o.jpg?oh=fca04ed9888c12bf4a5256fd61400b61&am...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 18087

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: 1767

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
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR launches -600 freighter with large FedEx order
Replies: 20
Views: 4682

Re: ATR launches -600 freighter with large FedEx order

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN8327
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7558
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7349
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Continental767 wrote:
Congratulations to ATR and FedEx. Hope to see some here in Indianapolis.


FedEx already operates ATR's into IND:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN8327
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7558
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MTN7349

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by tjwgrr
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 at BWI
Replies: 8
Views: 3877

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: 20844

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: 5655

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: 3301

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: 208
Views: 18087

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: 2301

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: 3482

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: 153
Views: 26675

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: 1854

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: 1433

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: 4067

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: 1323

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: 13002

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: 7845

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: 16373

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: 16673

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: 2512

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: 51330

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: 51330

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: 51330

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: 2709

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: 2709

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: 51330

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: 51330

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: 1474

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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