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by Utah744
Mon May 14, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23045

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

I bet the 330 Captain didn't think he'd get a "piece of tail" on this trip.

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by Utah744
Thu May 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15643

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

NameOmitted wrote:
Obviously they're buying B6... All threads eventually go to a B6 merger.


Is this before or after the B6 - HA merger?

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by Utah744
Thu May 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 114
Views: 16604

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

This thread might make Spirit charge more for "quieter" seats.

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by Utah744
Sun May 06, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7348

Re: Texas International

Two words: Frank Lorenzo

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by Utah744
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 26346

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

Plain and simple, I don't want to find myself and love ones or for that matter any one having to deal with the Engine Stops PAX Swim (ETOPS) Scenarios. Please note there are lot of hungry JAWS between West Coast and the Hawaiian Islands. Sharks eat seals and other mammals, which live near the mainl...

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by Utah744
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crews on first flights (longhaul)
Replies: 5
Views: 2029

Re: Crews on first flights (longhaul)

I was supposed to fly the NWA inaugural SEA-OOG. The day before a Chief Pilot called me and said he was taking the flight. Poor me, I got to stay home and of course got paid. I flew them for the next 3 months before moving on to the B744.

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by Utah744
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?
Replies: 29
Views: 5308

Re: How do airlines move equipment to new cities?

I've seen jetways loaded on a flatbed truck on the interstate.

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by Utah744
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route
Replies: 27
Views: 3062

Re: What type of 747-200 did NW use on ORD-NRT route

I remember when I started with NCA in 1975 NWA took the thrust reversers off the 4 engines on 742 that flew to NRT to save weight.

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by Utah744
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant flight 9249 with cruising altitude of 10,000 feet?
Replies: 16
Views: 2965

Re: Allegiant flight 9249 with cruising altitude of 10,000 feet?

Hey guys. According to FR24, Allegiant flight 9249 from April 19, 2018 has a cruising altitude of 10,000 feet from Plattsburgh in upstate NY to the Florida peninsula. Is that even possible? Why would a flight stay that low? Is it possible the airplane has a pressurization issue? If the cabin can't ...

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by Utah744
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400M Combi question/NWA
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: 747-400M Combi question/NWA

NWA filled their B744's to Asia. Fares might have been dropped, but they were full (403) all day every day.

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by Utah744
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 7731

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

Maybe he sent the email 3 days early.

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by Utah744
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 76
Views: 13920

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

I consider myself lucky to have flown the Navy P-2 Neptune. Not because it was a great plane but because it had the 3350 engines. It made me feel like a more complete pilot. What a monster of an engine. The navy had a 3350 with 1/4 cut out of it so you could watch it as the engine turned by an elect...

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by Utah744
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?
Replies: 46
Views: 8840

Re: Why was Delta So late to the A321 game?

The planes can’t do longer transcon routes, so your comment about the full capabilities of the A321 is a bit different for Delta since the airplane is handicapped to about 2000 miles. A321CEO, 93.5t MTOW, no ACT : MZFW range 2270nm A321NEO, 93.5t MTOW no ACT : MZFW range 2550nm ref: Airbus_AC_A321_...

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by Utah744
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight
Replies: 38
Views: 14524

Re: Singapore Airlines A330-300 nasty engine failure in flight

If that is the front I wonder what the turbines look like.

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by Utah744
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Expand Service from SLC to Mid Level East Coast Cities?
Replies: 27
Views: 3091

Re: Can DL Expand Service from SLC to Mid Level East Coast Cities?

I think that the goal of any such flight would be to eliminate a double connection. To that end, the analysis would have to be the cities that SLC serves in the west that aren't served by DTW / MSP / ATL. Those would be: LWS, WYS, EUG, MFR, RDM, ELK, CED, SGU, MJT, GFT, PIH, TWF, and SUN. If those ...

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by Utah744
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 10883

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

From a pilot aspect the ancient nose and cockpit windows that were borrow from early design B707. The cockpit wind noise is defining.

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by Utah744
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 25495

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

klm617 wrote:
Pretty sad showing for Detroit. With 2 hub carriers.

I've been retired for ten years so I'm not up to date but I can't think of another airline that has a hub at DTW.

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by Utah744
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi
Replies: 20
Views: 7137

Re: Scoot 787 door ripped off at Changi

Another question would be "what would it cost NOT to fix?"

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by Utah744
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January
Replies: 71
Views: 9919

Re: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January

How about this for the name: Norwegentina?

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by Utah744
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 9762

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

Thanks for posting the video. I retired from NWA Dec. 2005 as a B744 Captain. After retirement I noticed I often had sleep problems with dreams of difficulty commuting to work. Loved the video as it brings back all of those hours on that wonderful plane. Hope it doesn't bring back the commuting drea...

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by Utah744
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 21
Views: 2924

Re: Sun Country at Dallas Love Field

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University of Utah football charter.
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University of Utah football charter.

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by Utah744
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5292

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Line to catch up with American Airlines?

9w748capt wrote:
#1 airliner? Delta and AA are airlines. As for #1 airliner, well... the DC-9 of course!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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by Utah744
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA and Island Air future interisland aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 2026

Re: HA and Island Air future interisland aircraft

Not an engine expert, but couldn't the engines on a replacement aircraft just be motored each for 30 seconds after all of the pax deplane? Obviously that would double the starter engagements and HA could live with the much earlier replacements or have the engine manufacturer sell them a beefed up st...

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by Utah744
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 224
Views: 85577

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

I am still hoping Southwest would pick up a few of these and convert them to all-Economy free-for-all seating 800 seater monsters! Imagine the joy of getting boarding position J37 or K49, and the adventure of walking across two decks looking for that coveted empty seat. I know I know this is not go...

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by Utah744
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
Replies: 71
Views: 11288

Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

"I wonder what prompted it? I doubt that the airport worker just up and punched someone out of the blue for no reason."
He saw the man's face and wanted to 'Brexit."

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by Utah744
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail
Replies: 16
Views: 5425

Re: Delta A320 cracks windshield flying through hail

mcdu was right on. Additionally radar does not pick up hail (poor reflecting material.) So always do as mcdu wrote.

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by Utah744
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 5060

Re: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform

Functionality. They will show dirt, grime or other things that FA's uniforms pick up during inflight service. An apron can only cover up so much.

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by Utah744
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27039

Re: The Mighty 757

After 29,000 hours flying planes the B757-200 was my favorite to fly (pay and work rules wise the B744.) Some of the things I loved about the B757 were: 1. Pitch up on T/O was 22-23 degrees. 2. Flying with a full load from DTW-SEA in the summer could go right to FL390. 3. Could take a full load DTW/...

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by Utah744
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure
Replies: 71
Views: 22380

Re: Actress Jennifer Lawrence's private plane suffers dual engine failure

Having retired from the airlines and then flew for 5 years charter/corporate jets here are my observations. First as to the cause of the engine failures the suggested causes mentioned above are all possible, especially the engine icing. As for the safety comparison of corporate/charter jets and comm...

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by Utah744
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 41416

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

The Main Street media is portraying the cuts are due to Trump's travel ban from selected mid-east nations, while just the opposite is true. Travelers from those countries can fly to DXB and connect on Emirates to the States. More passengers, not less.

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by Utah744
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.
Replies: 22
Views: 6551

Re: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.

I would think there would have been some sort of anti-skid warning. You can't brake a wheel that isn't there.

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by Utah744
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Time to leave,so much hate here !
Replies: 22
Views: 7410

Re: Time to leave,so much hate here !

I have a solution. Just post St. Maarten beach/bikini photos.

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by Utah744
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 4401

Re: TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Top Airlines

Geographical definition of Europe is the area west of the Ural mountains. So while maybe 90% of Russia is east of the Urals probably 90% of the Russian population is west of the Urals, and the vast amount of flying for Aeroflot is in the west.

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by Utah744
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only one state for airline named...
Replies: 59
Views: 8605

Re: Only one state for airline named...

I think World Airways covers all of the states, countries, continents.

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by Utah744
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops
Replies: 85
Views: 11848

Re: Hawaiian Airlines and Turboprops

When HA gets rid of the 717s they'll go to Delta.

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by Utah744
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 34335

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

I think the training requirements for such a circular runway will be significantly different and since not all airports will convert over, won't any such move cause an (unacceptable?) uptick in accidents and incidents until the pilot community's learning curve meets the level of competence and expe...

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by Utah744
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 213907

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

We welcome and bow down to our new masters. (We need emoticons.)

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by Utah744
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta make Orlando International their South American hub?
Replies: 31
Views: 5254

Re: Should Delta make Orlando International their South American hub?

As is. it's an O&D city, both domestic and South America. Could they re-time a bunch of flights to make connecting opportunities? Yes, but with that 800# gorilla an hour north it seems like a waste of resources.

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by Utah744
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER opening postponed for the 4th time
Replies: 103
Views: 16658

Re: BER opening postponed

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I know. Bikinis and speedos are more fun than lederhosen...[/quote]

It's what you put into those bikinis and lederhosen that counts. Germany does a great job filling the lederhosen in my opinion.

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by Utah744
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL
Replies: 56
Views: 8162

Re: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL

codc10's reply#2 was right on. Commercial Flights Per ICAO Annex 6, Part I, section 4.3.6 "Fuel Requirements," airplanes should calculate their required fuel quantity as follows (summary; see below for actual ICAO text): •Taxi fuel •Trip fuel (to reach intended destination) •Contingency fu...

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by Utah744
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots that make mistakes -- Where are they today?
Replies: 28
Views: 11807

Re: Pilots that make mistakes, which result in tragety or serious consequences, and where are they today

If I did know their names I certainly would not tell you.

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by Utah744
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seoul new airbus
Replies: 26
Views: 4622

Re: Air Seoul new airbus

Looks like you are the SOLE one that thinks it is a funny name.

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by Utah744
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BA Pilot Mile-High "Soloist" Selfies
Replies: 71
Views: 16798

Re: BA Pilot Mile-High "Soloist" Selfies

I thought the 777 had a yoke, not a stick.

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by Utah744
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL
Replies: 117
Views: 29637

Re: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL

I believe the landing problems are associated with the MD-11s. I flew the DC-10s and found it to be very easy to land. Dispatching that hanger queen was another story.

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by Utah744
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bos To BDA Delta A319
Replies: 49
Views: 11231

RE: Bos To BDA Delta A319

Do you like/believe statistics? I'm a retired pilot and flew 29,000 hours with no accidents. Had some engine failures, prop problems but the scariest was as a Navy pilot. So your round trip is 4 yours so if I had an accident today your chance of an accident is 0.0001379. I think you're <acronym titl...

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by Utah744
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Polar 747-8F Pod Strike?
Replies: 50
Views: 24351

RE: Polar 747-8F Pod Strike?

Most pilots use a wing down and top rudder in crosswinds. I found when I moved to DC-10s and B744s that to make sure you didn't contact a pod engine just fly a crab until just before touchdown and then kick the rudder to have the nose straight down the runway. One other thing; You (being in the cock...

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by Utah744
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last CH-46 Flight
Replies: 3
Views: 8395

Last CH-46 Flight

In the march 2016 Air Line Pilot magazine the article starts with this "On August 1, 2015 a young U.S. Marine Corps pilot delivered a Boeing Vertol <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>-46 tandem helicopter helicopter - the very airframe her father flew in the early days of the Vietna...

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by Utah744
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Human Waste Falling From The Skies?"
Replies: 35
Views: 12107

RE: "Human Waste Falling From The Skies?"

True story (wink, wink.) His job was servicing the aircraft toilet tank. All day long one airliner after another. On de-coupling often the hose would drip down to his hand and down his arm into his shirt and under shirt. His wife would complain when he came home about his small. One particularly sme...

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