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by Indy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I wonder if LHR would have been a better starting point for IND. The O/D on the route is about 3x as much as IND-CDG.

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Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

The fares are already very high. If they raise fairs even more, they would be inviting in an EU LCC. Not sure they want to do that. Though I think the writing is already on the wall there with the EU LCCs.

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Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

It probably depends on how the 5x weekly sells during the fall and spring and how the 3x weekly sells during the winter.

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Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

IND-CDG (DL 500) is in the area of 95% load for the month. If sales are supposed to improve as a route gets established, DL is going to need something bigger on the route for June of 2019. A 767-400 (76D) or A332 might be in order. Not sure if the A332 is going to provide enough additional capacity....

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by Indy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Looks like today's IND-CDG flight is the first sell out. I guess as of right now the flight is over sold. Better hope for some no shows.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

While true, LON slots, specifically LHR are very valuable. I don't see AA/BA using IND as an immediate asset for them. I would give it 5 years before a concrete option to LON becomes available. A lot of airlines are watching ULCCs I don't disagree with the slot assessment. How soon this happens wil...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Delta cannot do both IND-LHR/CDG. This service is heavily reliant on connection. Doing both would split the connection traffic and hurt the economies of both. I think if IND-LHR on BA happens, IND-CDG is gone. But LHR slots are precious, so they'd have to justify dropping something else first. Agre...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

flymco753 wrote:
IND-LON won't happen for a minute. Just because CDG is leaving full doesn't mean it indicates a wellness of another market. Give it 5 more years, IND still has a lot of teething to go through in terms of service beyond N.A.


Actually London has something like 3x the O/D between IND that CDG has.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Who would fly LGW? I am not sure I'd give Norwegian a dime. Doesn't seem there is much faith in them being around.

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by Indy
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

IND-CDG is going out nearly full every day. How long before a carrier jumps on IND-LHR? With AA having such a large customer base already, wouldn't it make the most sense for them to run the route?

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by Indy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Is the picture of the customs area still on here somewhere? Is it in this thread? Not too worried about being dropped off in the baggage area - similar deal at a number of airports. That shouldn't be a major deterrent for transits. Is this what you are looking for? https://www.flickr.com/photos/857...

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by Indy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Just talked to a friend who flew CDG-IND on Sunday: Customs area was small Two booths were open, plus one for handicapped, so the line was very long A few people were having trouble with global entry, but my friend got theirs to work so they didn't have to wait in the line Bags took 20 minutes to c...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Slow Posting
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Slow Posting

I noticed it take a while for a new post to be completed. Just curious when the last time the database was optimized/repaired.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9190

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

Dominion301 wrote:
Probably at least some of them would be Q400 compatible. Probably all depends on who manufactured IND’S bridges.


They were manufactured by ThyssenKrupp.

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by Indy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog found dead after cross-country DL flight
Replies: 84
Views: 6952

Re: It Appears That DL Kills Dogs, Too,

Your thread title is misleading, sensationalist and without merit. Most of us who have worked or still work in this industry have pets. 99.9% of us would never do anything to harm someone else's animal. Some pets just cannot cope with being in the hold. Over 500,000 pets traveled and 24 died? Reall...

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by Indy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback
Replies: 97
Views: 9190

Re: Midwest Express files with SEC in first step toward official comeback

It all depends upon what kind of markets they want to target. If they want to largely avoid the big boys and gals, Q400s to places like IND, DAY, OMA, etc. are all much more ideally suited to the Q400. I wonder if the IND jet bridges can dock with a Q400. I don't believe the terminal provides tarma...

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by Indy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

It's an average for the entire year. For example the demand to CUN, MBJ, SJD, and NAS is likely significantly higher on Saturdays and during Spring/Winter travel seasons, the weekdays and travel off-seasons lower the average PDEW. In addition, the CDG PDEW isn't stimulated yet, once the service get...

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by Indy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Honestly none of those numbers look remotely correct. I cannot image we'd have CDG service if the true number was only 14. How certain are you of the accuracy of those numbers?

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by Indy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Could a 5am flight be attractive for cruise passengers sailing out of Port Canaveral? You depart at 5am and get there at 7am. Allow time to get your bags and then take a shuttle to the port. Hmmm... that probably gets you there far too early. You would get to the port by 10am and that is well before...

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by Indy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 56
Views: 11840

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

If the person smelled so bad, how did they make it on the plane? Did no one notice and complain about it in the terminal? What about after boarding and before the plane pushed back? Maybe something chemically changed during the flight and the smell got worse. Or maybe some passengers were being over...

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by Indy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airport Codes Test
Replies: 65
Views: 1174

Re: Airport Codes Test

Do you have the code that I had sent in? If so then check out the regex. It processes that test OAG post perfectly. I had created exceptions for the months of the year so they wouldn't become mouseover items.

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by Indy
Thu May 31, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint
Replies: 48
Views: 4359

Re: Southwest makes emergency landing after passenger smokes joint

Was the guy's name Kumar Patel? This was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the title :-)

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by Indy
Thu May 31, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

https://flywithlift.com/

I haven't had a chance to look over the site much yet but apparently it is going to run around $65k to become a pilot.
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Looks like Republic is building a new pilot training center at IND.

https://flywithlift.com/

I haven't had a chance to look over the site much yet but apparently it is going to run around $65k to become a pilot.

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by Indy
Wed May 30, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

So what can IND do to change the customs / international gates area? Why only one A side concourse? So Southwest comes in to A-5 and then has to get shuttled around to B? What could IND do to change the customs or gate area? I don't know what they can do to fix this. They really painted themselves ...

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by Indy
Wed May 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Ah, we've got a regional hater. Shocker. Let's just ignore the fact that Republic's pay and benefits exceed those of several major carriers. Great 401k, some of the best health insurance in the industry, industry leading pay. You're not going to get as much for flying an E170 as you will a mainline...

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by Indy
Tue May 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

No idea, but the gate area around A3-A5 does not have enough seating especially now that they upgraded the seating area there. I was there when DL and F9 were both departing simultaneously which was around 400 people, in a condensed area that has seating for probably around 100 people. The whole Cu...

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by Indy
Tue May 29, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

You might want to do a little research on that. Republic's pilots are at the top of the regional industry in pay and work rules. They're trying to get out ahead of the pilot shortage rather than chasing it. I would not be surprised at all if this is a Republic-related announcement. I did and honest...

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by Indy
Mon May 28, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I cannot imagine it being Onejet. They are such a small airline but I guess it is possible. G4 would have been my #1 choice. OH... what about Frontier? The airline in reference has to be one that is going to need a lot of pilots. Wouldn't Republic make sense because the regionals are the ones most ...

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by Indy
Mon May 28, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I cannot imagine it being Onejet. They are such a small airline but I guess it is possible. G4 would have been my #1 choice. OH... what about Frontier? The airline in reference has to be one that is going to need a lot of pilots.

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by Indy
Mon May 28, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

A partnership with Vincennes or Purdue and Republic? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk I'm not really sure I'd call that huge. If this is going to be a pilot training center then two things come to mind. An Airbus training center for G4 pilots for a C-Series training center for DL pilots. Those ...

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by Indy
Mon May 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

He practically gave it away. His comments were all about the demand for pilots. Sounds to me like a pilot training center/flight school.

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by Indy
Mon May 28, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26277

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

enilria wrote:
Too many airlines use blue


If their goal was to make themselves look ordinary... they succeeded. Based on how that design turned out I assume they used a "consultant".

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by Indy
Sun May 27, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 51
Views: 5017

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_BmeH9zWWw

Just curious... why did the AA flight get one too?
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Finally a water cannon salute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_BmeH9zWWw

Just curious... why did the AA flight get one too?

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by Indy
Sat May 26, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

That might change if/when Asia service comes along.

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by Indy
Sat May 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Well I had to abort my trip to IND. I hope someone else is able to get a pic of the two jets at international arrivals.

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by Indy
Sat May 26, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

In about an hour I will be headed to IND to record the arrival of the CDG flight and hopefully the WN CUN flight. Anyone else going to be there for this?

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by Indy
Sat May 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today
Replies: 51
Views: 5017

Re: FI begins inaugural service to MCI today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3tDVAUTQdk

I haven't found a departure video.
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Here is the arrival. Nice spotting location.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3tDVAUTQdk

I haven't found a departure video.

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by Indy
Sat May 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

So what do we consider to be a focus city? DL already serves MCO, RSW, MIA and RDU in addition to two international destinations (CUN and CDG). They have to be one of the front runners for the Asia service as well.

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by Indy
Sat May 26, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site Technical Error
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Site Technical Error

I found this in a phpbb discussion related to the warning "The reason for that error is that you are using a 3.1.9 style on your 3.1.10 board" The warning can be suppressed by adding @ in front of sprintf so it won't show up to the end user.

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by Indy
Sat May 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

zackary747 wrote:
Question 1: Are we going to get a low cost trans-Atlantic carrier?

Response: "We are, stay tuned"


That leads me to believe something is coming. The smartest addition would be Condor (DE) to FRA.

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by Indy
Sat May 26, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

How many flights a day is DL at now? Or how many will they be at this summer?

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by Indy
Sat May 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

fedex1 wrote:
Why will it be hard for Delta to get over 50 daily departures ? RDU has 70?


I don't think it will be hard for Delta to get over 50. I suspect we need to wait for the C-Series planes to be delivered.

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by Indy
Sat May 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site Technical Error
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Site Technical Error

I went to delete a post I had just made and this was in the confirmation window... [phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/phpbb/user.php on line 513: sprintf(): Too few arguments You may have had to put in a reason for the deletion. You can just write "user request" or something. If it...

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by Indy
Fri May 25, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Honestly.... from the photos I saw online from the open house, the area looks very poorly designed. Just too cramped and the baggage claim looked the worst. I think these are glaring issues that nobody really notices with the smaller Saturday flights from Cancun. But the CDG flight will begin to exp...

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by Indy
Fri May 25, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

stlgph wrote:
Curious - how was the customs experience?


Yes! That. I completely forgot about that.

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by Indy
Fri May 25, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

Yes, rode DL500 and DL501 on their maiden voyages. As I told my wife, I was apparently the only idiot who thought that would be cool. Guy I had that brief interaction with was IAA. If I could have afforded to fly up front like that, I would have joined you. You aren't the only idiot. You are the on...

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by Indy
Fri May 25, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Site Technical Error
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Site Technical Error

I went to delete a post I had just made and this was in the confirmation window...

[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/phpbb/user.php on line 513: sprintf(): Too few arguments

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by Indy
Fri May 25, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

DL501’s crew today was ATL based. They’ll take the flight back tomorrow, Saturday night. They did mention what’s been said here, IND will be a temp base for the summer while the flight runs daily. Was impressed with the loads on the return. Right behind me in C was a Cummins employee returning from...

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by Indy
Fri May 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

well yeah! you were in a prime spot if that was the case! i noticed other people on the parking ramp watching the departure, too ... were quite a number of other people stopping and looking? The ones on the parking ramp were actually from our group. They went down there for a better view. When the ...

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by Indy
Fri May 25, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1134
Views: 67769

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

stlgph wrote:
Did you take that or just find it? Good catch. Interesting they went all the way around the field and took from the other runway.


I took that. I wish they would have used 5R. It would have been so much better.

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