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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Propel
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Delta Propel

Didn't NW have a career path in conjunction with NDSU back in the 90s?

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit
Replies: 57
Views: 5439

Re: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit

I'm not in IT myself (if you are, I defer to your greater knowledge) but I have a LOT of friends who are and the consensus among them is that it was precisely because of the hysteria that IT professionals took it seriously and mitigated what could have been significant damage to many companies. Peo...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 63
Views: 7516

Re: Drone flies close to A380

If the drone operator was in-fact an A380 pilot, does it occur to anyone with all these concerns that (s)he could have talked to the pilot flying the A380 to confirm flight path and possible lift-off point before-hand? I can see that as a definite possibility, especially if they were friends and co-...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit
Replies: 57
Views: 5439

Re: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit

This sounds a lot like the hysteria over Y2K. Afterward, everyone looked around saw what really happened (next to nothing) shrugged and went on with their lives.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to South America
Replies: 32
Views: 3770

Re: Northwest to South America

http://www.departedflights.com/NW013187.html

I have a beach towel that looks a lot like that map. 8-)
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RWA380 wrote:
This route map from 1987, shows PVR, CUN, MBJ & GCM all served from that sweet MEM hub with the MIA-GCM segment as well - http://www.departedflights.com/NW013187.html

I have a beach towel that looks a lot like that map. 8-)

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Truck Hits United 777 at IAD
Replies: 11
Views: 5370

Re: Fuel Truck Hits United 777 at IAD

Meanwhile in every Hollywood movie... :hot:

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4342

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

Train cars require resistance to buff forces i.e. longitudinal, when the slack in the coupling runs in at a stop, or God-forbid, a head-on-collision. (current FRA regulations call for a structure capable of resisting around 800,000 lbs of force for a passenger car) A/C do not need to resist buff for...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flew a record 17.7mln in June
Replies: 9
Views: 2203

Re: Delta flew a record 17.7mln in June

UA flew 2.5MM less than DL? :wideeyed: But, but, but, I have always been told they are bigger. :old:

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner
Replies: 77
Views: 16822

Re: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner

Well, it's been said many times here already, people put price ahead of time. To make more profit, target the bigger crowd and charge the max they are willing to pay.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s Going On With UA at ORD Today ... Air Traffic Control Issues?
Replies: 20
Views: 3406

Re: What’s Going On With UA at ORD Today ... Air Traffic Control Issues?

I'm sitting about 200 miles away, but there is a pretty orange/red line moving south toward Chicago on the radar. They only missed the time of impact. This is looking like a good call.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing granted patent for B-1B gunship
Replies: 16
Views: 3958

Re: Boeing granted patent for B-1B gunship

The gunship option works well for slower aircraft like the C-130 Hercules, which an circle for hours around a target. But attaching cannons to a B-1 seems like a waste of resources. Don't forget, the B1 has the swing-wing making it much more efficient at slow(er) speeds than the average mach 1 bomb...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 15057

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

Wow not that a good idea! Without window and sunlight, there will be lots of germ and bacteria that live inside the plane for long time. It will go bad! :?: :!: :?: Yeah my fridge is absolutely chock full of deadly bacteria. So is my oven. And all the cupboards I keep my food in... Since when do pa...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't CO acquire Frontier to get back it's DEN hub?
Replies: 4
Views: 1465

Re: Why didn't CO acquire Frontier to get back it's DEN hub?

Didn't CO also have an issue with rent (gates/landing fees) of Stapleyon vs DIA? The hanger was just one in a litany of reasons for the de-hubbing.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inflight theft.
Replies: 23
Views: 3215

Re: Inflight theft.

Note the logbook entry. If found during maintenance, they have an idea where it came from.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 11614

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

AA may be 'something special in the air,' but on the ground, they suck. :duck:

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shape of fuselage
Replies: 45
Views: 3842

Re: Shape of fuselage

Anyone remember the square windows in the Comet?

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10657

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

Lest we forget, one of the design criteria for the DC10 was to be able to land loaded at LGA. I can't recall if the spec was for wet or dry, but I'd guess wet to cover most situations. So they only needed about half of that runway on a bad day. Again, we weren't there. Was there a gust of wind at/ne...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 12718

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

Well, I can see why the DC9 retirement threads will never die around here.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9471

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Faro wrote:
Prost wrote:
And Tucker Carlson and Fox News are NEVER biased.



Amen...they are, at best, mis-informed...


Faro

Have you ever actually watched?

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9471

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

I saw that report last night, too. I kept thinking how many people have to die in the name of diversity? Really if you need a surgery, are you going to pick the one who went to medical school or the one who has a cool sounding name? I applied back in 88, but walked away as I would have had to live o...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed May 30, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 10393

Re: Person falls onto the tarmac and dies while being removed from the plane.

And I thought it would be difficult to top UA's pax removal methods. Wow. How hard is it to replace a ticket these days? This whole story is bizarre.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun May 27, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tri Jet Production
Replies: 13
Views: 2554

Re: Tri Jet Production

Here is a time-lapse video of the removal of the #2 (center) engine from a DC10 in what appears to be an airplane graveyard. The plane is missing the #1 and #3 engines, and I assume has no ballast fuel in the tanks, so what is keeping the nose wheel on the ground? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z06...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun May 27, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights circumventing certain territories
Replies: 21
Views: 2559

Re: Flights circumventing certain territories

I remember after the RC/NW merger, they had to use a plane still painted in RC colors to the Grand Caymen Island as Cuba didn't recognize NW as taking over the overflying rights from RC. I forget how long that lasted.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri May 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 25
Views: 3429

Re: Cockpit location

With a WWII era bubble canopy, the pilots could be placed just about anywhere on the fuselage. Though I wouldn't care for one on the belly. I'd hate to see what that does to drag.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri May 25, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines and Gate Use
Replies: 17
Views: 2359

Re: Airlines and Gate Use

One other consideration is labor contracts. At some (most) carriers, ferrying A/C to/from gate require mechanics perform this operation. Many smaller stations do not have enough work to justify staffing mechanics just to have someone around to move planes. So the "easy" solution is to leav...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri May 25, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights circumventing certain territories
Replies: 21
Views: 2559

Re: Flights circumventing certain territories

It was a lot of fun back when the US-Asia flights couldn't overfly the USSR or China.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu May 24, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16351

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

clrd4t8koff wrote:
exFWAOONW wrote:
Properly cared-for DC3s are still flying, so what is your point?


Op clearly stated their point. If you missed it that's on you.


My next sentence clearly addresses what I believed to be his point. Selectively quoting me is't on me.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu May 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?
Replies: 19
Views: 4161

Re: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?

I am fascinated that less than daily flights help qualify a place to be called a hub. It was more like a connecting point, at best. ...except that the fundamental definition of hub is an operation timed specifically to facilitate connections. There isn't exactly a size or frequency minimum. Yes, bu...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu May 24, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s
Replies: 119
Views: 16351

Re: Why is DL investing money in 20+ year old A320’s

Properly cared-for DC3s are still flying, so what is your point? Do you really expect the airlines to spend billions on shiny aluminum tubes on your $99 round trip fare?

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by exFWAOONW
Wed May 23, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10080

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

I believe there is still a law on the books that non-military air craft cannot emit a sonic boom over mainland USA. If you take out your potentially largest markets, the economics get very hard to justify.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue May 22, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?
Replies: 19
Views: 4161

Re: Northwest Airlines Seoul Hub How long did it last?

I am fascinated that less than daily flights help qualify a place to be called a hub. It was more like a connecting point, at best.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 9564

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

Just when you think pax behavior has sunk to its lowest, it always finds a way to go lower.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 460
Views: 73214

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Not to speak for others, but when it was said, paraphrased, "thankfully, it not a US carrier", my first thought was not about Cubans dying being a lesser tragedy, but rather, it's much more likely that I do not know anyone involved. The chances of it directly affecting me is not as great. ...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue May 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?
Replies: 73
Views: 11597

Re: Why no ME3 airline serve TLV?

Because it's not a country. All airlines around the world (except the ones we all know) should do the same. There are many countries that would disagree. Even the United Nations gave Israel a seat on the Security Council. Each member has veto power. To answer the OP. You cannot just fly from countr...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat May 12, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1340
Views: 81540

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I see WN 1413 TPA MDW circled east of Grissom Air Base, then went to INDY. Anybody know the reason? Diverted from Midway due to weather. Others did as well. Just circled to try to wait it out then had to divert. Others diverted to Indy? I was at work so wasn’t able to watch what was going on for mo...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed May 09, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1340
Views: 81540

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2018

I see WN 1413 TPA MDW circled east of Grissom Air Base, then went to INDY. Anybody know the reason?

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 18263

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

For those who see diversion as the only way to go: If the issue was indeed pulmonary, then a rapid descent for a diversion could actually make the problem worse (rapid air pressure change), and cause the patient more discomfort.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5761

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

You mean like the guy who was killed while being subdued? That is a very slippery slope to walk.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 11296

Re: McDonnell 220

alggag wrote:
Looks like a mini B58.

That was my first thought as well.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we discuss the IAM?
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

Re: Can we discuss the IAM?

The IAM did me no favors, hence my screenname.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 8392

Re: American A320 Retirement

Did AA route the 320s on longer stages and the 738s on shorter? If so, the 738s would rack up cycles sooner.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR buys a 25% stake in Moscow Vnukovo Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1655

Re: QR buys a 25% stake in Moscow Vnukovo Airport

Very unusual for an airline to own the airport. Terminals, yes, but not the whole thing. One would expect they get some preferential treatment in slots and gates for the investment.
(your source is behind a paywall, so I couldn't read more)

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6809

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

That is my mistake - it looks like the actual number* is about 99.986%, about 1 in 7000. If those odds were applied to passengers, it would be the equivalent of about 4 commercial aircraft crashing in the United States of America every single day. I guess you consider that acceptable. * Source (31 ...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA
Replies: 65
Views: 6809

Re: Another Dog Mixup...this time it's DELTA

.... to make a mountain out of a molehill. Can we look at the molehill? UA has the worst record at 2.24 per 10,000 (per stats quoted by other posters in other threads.) That means 9,997 made it just fine without our outrage at the couple of failures. Doing the math results in 99.97% trips were succ...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11829

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Is Island Air still flying? I don't remember seeing a lot of activity down that way last time I went through. May not be enough room for a large operation, but definitely a plane or two or three.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines and Texas
Replies: 87
Views: 11171

Re: Delta Air Lines and Texas

You do not have to cover every corner of the world to have an effective network. DL was losing money (ie why they exist) with the hub in DFW and made the decision to de-hub DFW. If they lost money with a hub in Texas, which I assume had multiple flights per day to other cities in Texas, why would th...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11829

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Isn't there room near the inter-island terminal? Southwest could go back to its roots with a sans jet-way operation.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 11614

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

There were 4 MD80s sitting on the West Ramp at FWA a few days ago. Anyone know whose and why they were there?

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why so few high wing airliners?
Replies: 28
Views: 4276

Re: Why so few high wing airliners?

The biggest obstacle to high-wing passenger aircraft is getting the wing box (the structure that holds the wings and transfer loads from the wings to the fuselage) to not interfere with the passenger cabin. In low (or mid) wing airliners, the wing box is in the cargo hold section of the fuselage, no...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Sued by Port Authority
Replies: 28
Views: 5469

Re: Delta Sued by Port Authority

Sometimes your insurance carrier requires a suit be filed before they pay up. Makes it harder (and more expensive) to file fraudulent claims.

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