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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 227
Views: 40679

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Why is TSA transferring jets to PDT? Was this planned??? Yes, TSA has operated 15 AA-owned planes and two TSA-owned planes for American Eagle out of DCA for quite a while, under a fee for departure contract. (Similar to the Compass-operated E-175s.) One more AA-owned plane, N614AE, will transfer fr...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start ORH to PHL
Replies: 74
Views: 7881

Re: American to start ORH to PHL

SumChristianus wrote:
A 25 minute turn. Is that realistic? AA seems top be pretty tight on turn times more generally.


25 minute turns are industry standard and totally realistic on a 50 seat jet.

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 18494

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

Pe@rson wrote:
mcdu wrote:
Matt6461 wrote:

NOrwegian is a bitterly hated and divisive entity.


Only to sad Americans with a great penchant for unions and with nothing better to do.


God forbid we do something to protect the few middle class jobs we have left. The day Norwegian never flies in US airspace again will be a great one.

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

I've been to MGM (city, not airport) its a decent sized city of 200,000 not to mention the state capital. Granted its not the center of excitement but its not in the backwoods either. As mentioned its a state capital which generates some govt traffic, Maxwell AFB is there, not to mention a large Hy...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

No need to be impressed. And no need for such a reply. What do you mean by nitpicking? I was only asking how a 147 mile flight can take 25 minutes in Europe and one hour in the United States? Sorry if I misinterpreted, it came off as you name-dropping some exotic route and trying to "prove&quo...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

You do realize MGM serves the capital of Alabama... There's a key word there, ALABAMA... Just being the capital of a state doesn't mean crap, some state capitals don't have airline service at all... Alabama may have reputation of being culturally backwards but it still is a developed economy (Alaba...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

Just be glad you have service at all. Exactly, its not like MGM has any sort of tourism, nor any significant business or education ties. Without Maxwell AFB, I doubt they'd have anywhere near the service they have now. You do realize MGM serves the capital of Alabama... There's a key word there, AL...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

KICT wrote:
Just be glad you have service at all.


Exactly, its not like MGM has any sort of tourism, nor any significant business or education ties. Without Maxwell AFB, I doubt they'd have anywhere near the service they have now.

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

The link I provided is for flightaware which shows flying time, not blocked time like dl.com. Look at the times for the flight this week: Friday 4/6 - 1 hour 1 min Thursday 4/5 - 57 mins Wednesday 4/4 - 57mins Tuesday 4/3 - 52 mins Where are you seeing 25-mins? Flight aware is using block time. The...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

But who is MGM's largest carrier? AA or DL? Between flights to CLT and DFW AA only has 5 flights but DL has 7 to ATL despite all being on a CRJ. It would be interesting to see the breakdown of market share. Also, DL has flown larger RJs into MGM before. I just saw a picture of a CRJ-900 at the jetw...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

The flights from MGM-ATL are an hour, not sure where you got 25-mins from? According to http://www.gcmap.com the distance between Atlanta and Montgomery is 147 miles. How can that take an hour? A flight time of 25 minutes sounds just right to me. I have been on a flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä. ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

No free drinks, tiny cramped seat, no premium snacks, less mileage earnings, etc. The flights from MGM-ATL are an hour, not sure where you got 25-mins from? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL3596 While the BLOCK may be an hour, the FLIGHT is in fact closer to 30 minutes or less. The link I pro...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

I didn't realize that DL is flying MGM with all CRJs right now. I would have thought that maybe they would have at least one flight per day with first class available. It’s a short flight to a smallish market close to ATL. The fact they have as many flights as they do is amazing to me. What’s the d...

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 4693

Re: First Class Service in MGM

I didn't realize that DL is flying MGM with all CRJs right now. I would have thought that maybe they would have at least one flight per day with first class available. It’s a short flight to a smallish market close to ATL. The fact they have as many flights as they do is amazing to me. What’s the d...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Active Shooter YouTube HQ
Replies: 103
Views: 2527

Re: Active Shooter YouTube HQ

I thought California was a gun free zone? I guess those signs aren’t enough to stop shootings...who would’ve thought??? Marc Also gun-free zones, Trump rallies, the WH grounds, NRA convention, CPAC, to name a few. And California is not a "gun-free zone", as firearms can be purchased there...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH VS IND
Replies: 47
Views: 3898

Re: CMH VS IND

My family near Plymouth will regularly use IND over SBN because of more flight options at better prices and it's way easier to drive 2 hours and change to IND than to MDW/ORD. The catchment area is quite large, indeed. Also, the point about FedEx isn't about it helping passenger numbers, but FedEx ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11292

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

wedgetail737 wrote:
One would think QX would be on top of this for hiring pilots and 1st officers. QX brought in almost all of the Island Air's pilots fairly quickly.


All 17 of them? They'll go where they want.

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the MD-80 Freighter?
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: What happened to the MD-80 Freighter?

Didn't Airborne used to use DC9s? Technically yes, though even as they were operated as freighters they were always loaded just through the front passenger door, no side cargo dor. AFAIK no DC-9 was ever converted to a full freighter from pax, every side cargo door on a -9 was delivered that way fr...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment
Replies: 115
Views: 3401

Re: YouTubes assault on the First AND Second Ammendment

"God-given"? If you want to be taken seriously you should consider your arguments and wording. The Gun Lobby is making huge mistakes, and it is going to come back to haunt them. They don't support banning semi-autos, so mass-shootings are creating a swell to repeal the Second Amendment. W...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR2/E145 replacement?
Replies: 41
Views: 5047

Re: CR2/E145 replacement?

Isn't Delta Connection using some Embraer 175's into a 70 passenger jet? Why not AA and UA do the same? Especially UA of course. I found something to add to my post. It's called the E75S. Interesting though. https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/E75S This is simply an ATC code to differentiate ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR2/E145 replacement?
Replies: 41
Views: 5047

Re: CR2/E145 replacement?

There's a large number of 200's in IGM, it may well be a simple equation, short term, of parking the high cycle birds in service now to replace them with birds that have been there for years, sitting, not accumulating cycles and hours. United is certainly more dependent on the 50 seater than anyone...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NASCAR aircraft at ONT
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: NASCAR aircraft at ONT

Yep, those are some good stops for cheap gas. Salina, KS was a favorite of mine. Looks like three 145s stopped in SLN on their way out to ONT. Free frozen steaks or bottles of wine! I stopped in the 727 and topped off once and told them if they could just lead the whole cow up the aft airstairs tha...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CR2/E145 replacement?
Replies: 41
Views: 5047

Re: CR2/E145 replacement?

There's a large number of 200's in IGM, it may well be a simple equation, short term, of parking the high cycle birds in service now to replace them with birds that have been there for years, sitting, not accumulating cycles and hours. United is certainly more dependent on the 50 seater than anyone ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7783

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

Bingo (for the FAs) and pilots will be doing a 2 night layover, which is pretty standard practice for RJ cities that only get 1 mainline flight arriving late and leaving early. I see mainline pilots DH'ing on CRJ's all the time out of ATL. No reason they can't DH them in on an RJ... They can but th...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds Mainline to HPN
Replies: 78
Views: 7783

Re: DL Adds Mainline to HPN

This will be done as what some in the business call a "high speed", "standup" or "overnight turn". The crews will only work these 2 flights in their 2 day assignment. ATL-HPN is leg one, shortened rest, then HPN-ATL is leg 2 and the crew are now pumpkins. Back to home ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer considers aircraft family below E-jet <80 seats.
Replies: 34
Views: 5784

Re: Embraer considers aircraft family below E-jet <80 seats.

I don’t think it makes sense to design a new plane around what are becoming, increasingly obvious, silly regional scope clauses. If an aircraft makes sense, the unions and pilots in the US need to figure out how to accommodate their employers use of it. At some point in the next five to ten years, ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Except vs Expect
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Re: Except vs Expect

zeke wrote:
FlyHossD wrote:
Except is commonly used. For example, "ABC123 is cleared to DEF via the STARR1, except maintain 4,000'..."


Where is that common, as it is not ICAO


The entire United States...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wingstrike at RDU
Replies: 11
Views: 2624

Re: Wingstrike at RDU

It's GoJet, what more would you expect?

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant ratio of 50 to 1 - installing excess jump seats for commuters
Replies: 24
Views: 2040

Re: Flight attendant ratio of 50 to 1 - installing excess jump seats for commuters

Any person that is not operating crew is a passenger regardless where they sit. Not in the US apparently ... some of Expressjet's E145s have a second flight attendant jumpseat. I've been in the cockpit jumpseat while another pilot (I think he was a Continental guy) sat in the spare cabin jumpseat. ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who is pointing guns on you?
Replies: 32
Views: 770

Re: Who is pointing guns on you?

So, instead of blaming the lobbyists who actually help write laws and decide that killing children is okay because the last four words of the Second Amendment are the most important words, let's blame the military (who are trained in the proper use of where and when to use guns), the police (who ar...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question
Replies: 30
Views: 1779

Re: Mesa Airlines Beech 1900 DFW Ops Question

Remember when Mesa was a commuter airline HQ in New Mexico. It was independent for a long time before code showing with America West at PHX. Rio Airways had 1900 ops out of DFW in the 80s and 90s. http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/0/1/3/2052310.jpg?v=v40 I've always thought the Beech 19...

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest flying under their own livery ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Skywest flying under their own livery ?

32andBelow wrote:
They use their own livery as a spare on on T risk routes. Or in the case if AS on a contract basis.


They're used for more than at risk flying on the DL side. Occasionally you even see them in ATL

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by DiamondFlyer
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why aren't bump stocks illegal in the USA?
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Why aren't bump stocks illegal in the USA?

Because you can bump fire a rifle if you have a bump stock or not. So are you going to outlaw my finger too? Not sure what you mean but listening to the audio of the rifles report during the Vegas shooting you couldn't do that with your finger. Now I am very pro 2A and don't like government banning...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL and UA cut ties with NRA
Replies: 65
Views: 8153

Re: DL and UA cut ties with NRA

I'm an NRA Life Member and even I don't agree with them anymore. All they want is controversy so that they can fill their coffers with donations. A perfect example is that they helped elect a Republican majority Congress and President and they never pushed for any paybacks. They don't want things t...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL and UA cut ties with NRA
Replies: 65
Views: 8153

Re: DL and UA cut ties with NRA

The NRA annual convention is most certainly not just full of politicians and gun producers. The politicians give speeches (along with other industry and opinion figures), and the gun makers all have stands and displays. But there are 10’s of thousands of attendees, musical performances, festival-li...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why aren't bump stocks illegal in the USA?
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Why aren't bump stocks illegal in the USA?

Because you can bump fire a rifle if you have a bump stock or not. So are you going to outlaw my finger too? I'll do nothing more than express my opinion. A bump stock is a device installed on a semi-automatic rifle for the sole purpose of converting it to a full automatic weapon. It's a gray area ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why aren't bump stocks illegal in the USA?
Replies: 17
Views: 823

Re: Why aren't bump stocks illegal in the USA?

Because you can bump fire a rifle if you have a bump stock or not. So are you going to outlaw my finger too?

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Sign-in/Briefing in Seasonal/Once Daily Outstations
Replies: 24
Views: 1969

Re: Crew Sign-in/Briefing in Seasonal/Once Daily Outstations

That is an interesting point - I've seen crew on European carriers all stop by the ticket counter to drop off their bags (and then be waiting for them, along with pax, at baggage claim), but US airline crew always just use carry-ons. Wonder why that is...? Domestically a crew typically changes airc...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 463
Views: 10159

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

bagoldex wrote:
CCGPV wrote:
How would you go about that?


Amend the constitution then use whatever means necessary, including military force.


The 2A was made to prevent ignorant people like you from being in the government. You want to ban guns, forcibly remove them. How you going to do it, with guns. The irony.

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Censorship
Replies: 33
Views: 1637

Re: Forum Censorship

Absolutely they do, and it's 100% slanted towards the liberal agenda they're pushing. If you don't share their view, it's off with your opinion.

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by DiamondFlyer
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 227
Views: 40679

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Varsity1 wrote:
So MQ is down to 68 E145's and 21 E140's?


Plus however many CR7 are left and the 175 fleet they have, if that's what your asking.

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta C Series Predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 13657

Re: Delta C Series Predictions

deltal1011man wrote:
Unlikely Europe where the mainline pilots allow 100 seaters to be outsourced, the only airline that could do that in the US is AS. (and possibly B6 because I don't believe they have a scope clause either? )


Spirit also has no scope clause...

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by DiamondFlyer
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 4378

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

They are away from home because they are flying the airplanes constantly, not vacationing in tourist destinations. When did this website get so out of touch? https://www.pprune.org/terms-endearment/452934-ba-747-lifestyle-roster.html I'm literally seeing 4-5 day trips there. A 'Trip" isn't one...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 6545

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

Why would anyone want to fly a 727 in 2018? Aren't there 737NG's available? I would think that with the 737Max coming into airline fleets, used 737NG's should be coming available. They are much easier to support than 727's. I am glad that there are operators still choosing to in 2018. Do any enthus...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 4002

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

And this is why you anti-gunners are so full of BS. Long arms are used in 4% of murders in this country. So once again, the liberals show they don't want to address the gang-banger inner cities issues, just easy to reach ones. You continue to lump people into single categories and that is inaccurat...

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by DiamondFlyer
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 4002

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

Automatic weapons are already restricted! Most people can't even afford them besides the red tape. If you are wanting to outlaw semi-automatic "military" weapons, then why not any semi-auto? In my view that's exactly correct. Not only that, but all long guns and shotguns should be limited...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 4002

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

And, according to the Founding Fathers, those people who are the Militia need to be trained in how to use guns, how to clean guns, how to be responsible with guns. It is actually the truth. Nothing funny about it. Any time anyone decides to put out reasonable gun laws, the NRA is the first to start...

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by DiamondFlyer
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 4002

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

You right is for and including "a well regulated militia." And this is why you are scared. You know that a judge(s) handed you unfettered access to guns (even though people similar decry "activist judges" that don't hue to a "strict constructionist" interpretation of t...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW C Concourse
Replies: 30
Views: 4374

Re: DTW C Concourse

It would take a massive DL expansion to fill out Concourse A & B, and that's not going to happen. The last bank of the night has nearly all gates used at this point, and DL has now admitted with the delay of the C Series the MD88's and CRJ-200's will be flying around longer than anticipated as ...

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by DiamondFlyer
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts
Replies: 55
Views: 4811

Re: E2 MRJ Scope Clause Thoughts

I would consider the numbers released by MHI with a grain of salt, since they had to reinforce the aircraft and introduce several modifications. I've heard that the empty weight would be around 1000 pounds bigger. Could it be that the delay of 2 years was caused solely by electrical issues? I think...

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