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by exFWAOONW
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 129
Views: 28039

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

Bugs,
Yes you could look at it as unlimited runway length, but the original concept says it is equivalent to 6 runways. By landing full circle, you take that capacity away.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 39
Views: 6969

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

I thought the 744 was broke in on DTW-PHX runs.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 23
Views: 3606

Re: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

Nothing in Life (like profits) is guaranteed. Things change like the price of crude and the crack spread.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise
Replies: 54
Views: 9011

Re: DL to Withdraw M88 from LGA Due to Noise

"...commitment to updating its fleet" by retiring planes a) that they were going to retire anyway, and b) are 30 years old and should have been retired a long time ago anyway. Give me a classic Mad-Dog over an Airbus any day...... ...M88 fun to look at, unless you live near an airport wit...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel
Replies: 145
Views: 7528

Re: 'Trump slump' hitting air travel

What "experts"? If they are experts, name them so they can take credit if they are right. Sounds like more biased, wishful thinking, disguised as news.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 734 air start
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: 734 air start

The difference in using a bottle is that it usually only has enough "air" to attempt two starts on 737/DC9 aircraft. If you don't get at least one running, you will be delayed while the bottle is pumped up again for another attempt. At those temperatures, it will take a looong time. An air...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED DC-8-11 N8013U
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: UNITED DC-8-11 N8013U

Did you google the tail number?

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s
Replies: 130
Views: 30189

Re: IranAir confirms cutting Airbus order, dropping A380s

scbriml wrote:
What exactly makes Iran a "frightening" place to land?

Well, if they are unwilling to recognize the sanctity of embassies as sovreign, what guarantee does a lowly airline pax have that they will arrive at their destination unscathed? That perception is a major handicap to overcome.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overwing Refuelling on Commercial jets
Replies: 9
Views: 2238

Re: Overwing Refuelling on Commercial jets

Had to do it once or twice on a DC9 when the single-point was in-op. Fortunately, it was only about 3200 lbs back to DTW, so didn't take longer than the scheduled turn time.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airlines' Love-Hate Relationship with OTAs (Expedia, etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 2376

Re: The Airlines' Love-Hate Relationship with OTAs (Expedia, etc)

I might agree with most of what you said, but don't airlines rely on pax from on-line cities more than locals to fill up flights to a new location? That keeps the costs of selling seat lower with more in-house sales. I would argue that slightly more than half on any departing flight are people retur...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA not seated for landing?
Replies: 61
Views: 9379

Re: FA not seated for landing?

Do we know for sure the delayed boarding wasn't caused by a glitch at check-in? Maybe he was smoothing things over with the pax (ie PR work) in an attempt to KEEP a customer. Even if this was the case, he still should have maintained situational awareness. A relatively minor safety issue, a slap on ...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT fines JetBlue - Denied Boarding
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

Re: DOT fines JetBlue - Denied Boarding

I imagine the agents working those flights thought they were doing a good thing by saving the company some money without realizing the legal issues

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.
Replies: 34
Views: 9598

Re: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.

You have to give them credit for letting it bleed for a year before cutting their losses. One question I have is what did they do to try and stop bleeding?

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde question
Replies: 30
Views: 5203

Re: Concorde question

The sonic boom was used by the US to try a derail Concorde as it was not a US manufacturer. Had it been the Boeing Concorde the aircraft would of had greater access to the US market. Yes, I'm sure Boeing was happy to spend all that money developing the 2707, just to find out it would be illegal to ...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Plan to Weigh Customers at Check in???
Replies: 58
Views: 7048

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Plan to Weigh Customers at Check in???

I'd love to watch some of these posters in a customer service position.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good Airlines with Bad Airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 2126

Re: Good Airlines with Bad Airports?

theasianguy wrote:
..... Meanwhile, in the US and Mainland China, you have both crappy airports and crappy airlines. .....

Wow, troll much?

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How often do FX/5X buy capacity from other airlines?
Replies: 33
Views: 4212

Re: How often do FX/5X buy capacity from other airlines?

Along with the bulk shipments, both FedEx and UPS made use of same-day small package services on pax airlines for mis-sorts and "lost" packages. You had to laugh at the number of people who couldn't tell the difference between Fort Worth TX and Fort Wayne IN.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XMN - Planes smashed by super Typhoon Meranti
Replies: 14
Views: 4029

Re: XMN - Planes smashed by super Typhoon Meranti

Why didn't they fly them out ahead of the storm?

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuse an old airline name
Replies: 49
Views: 6340

Re: Reuse an old airline name

atypical wrote:
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Because the company that owns that artwork uses it? What is your point?

They own the trademark logo and name and are exercising their rights as to its use. It would be nearly pointless to start Pan Am Air 2 without the logo to cash in on the name recognition and/or reputation.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuse an old airline name
Replies: 49
Views: 6340

Re: Reuse an old airline name

The PAN AM name was sold and is in use on a regional railroad that runs through New England. So, no that name can't be brought back without legal issues or payments. (beyond buying the name rights, I'd think you would have to pay to repaint all their equipment as part of any deal.) ..... Businesses...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA Urge GSA to Overturn Route Awards to B6/EK
Replies: 42
Views: 6377

Re: AA/DL/UA Urge GSA to Overturn Route Awards to B6/EK

lightsaber wrote:

...... US registered aircraft can be impounded by the government and used in time of need. Although the last time that was done by anything but a bidding process was WW2.

Lightsaber
Am I correct that you are referring the CRAF program?

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuse an old airline name
Replies: 49
Views: 6340

Re: Reuse an old airline name

[quote="cougar15] Pan AM would be an obvious one, but many have tried, and perhaps it has simply had too many ´bad raps´ to ever succesfully be used again. .....[/quote] The PAN AM name was sold and is in use on a regional railroad that runs through New England. So, no that name can't be brough...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot Crewbases at Focus Cities
Replies: 23
Views: 3621

Re: Delta Pilot Crewbases at Focus Cities

I don't see it happening soon. Very few focus cities have the enough flights of one aircraft type to justify a base that can be served from the current bases at the hubs. There is a lot of overhead to absorb at a crew base, so it makes sense to spread those costs over as many flights as possible.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: With Global Warming Will Airports Bordering Or Low To The Sea Flood?
Replies: 84
Views: 3561

Re: With Global Warming Will Airports Bordering Or Low To The Sea Flood?

Wasting your time with modern day USA Republican party members just isn't worth it. This flood was considered a "once in a 1,000 year flood". The GOP of the USA no longer is interested in, or believes in, science. I'm not joking or being hyperbolic. Today's science deniers like FriscoHeav...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 19880

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's tomorrow

28 is just a "teen" for Douglas birds.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 109
Views: 26394

Re: Delta A350 Routes

Please, tell us, who said they don't deserve to travel conveniently? You're projecting your personal bias onto other's statements.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is biggest in each non-hub city?
Replies: 57
Views: 8593

Re: Who is biggest in each non-hub city?

Curious question here, and I hope this is the right forum (I was debating between here and the polls and preferences forum so mods please move accordingly). What is the biggest carrier in each "non-hub" city, and perhaps even in some of the dual hubs (JFK, ORD)?.. for example who is the b...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 30075

Re: Big Problems at Big Delta

Apparently Delta are blaming this on a power outage in Atlanta... Sorry Delta, the blame lies with your IT team, because they failed. Power outages shouldn't take down your service, why wasn't this tested for? Why can Netflix get High Availability and service redundancy right and airlines cannot? N...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED:WN Pilots Seek Ouster of Gary Kelly After Tech Snafus, Company Responds
Replies: 73
Views: 9961

Re: WN Pilots Seek Ouster of Gary Kelly After Tech Snafus

I can see both sides of this, but I lean toward the ball was dropped side. I came from RC (Republic) which had Escort, a PARS like system that had local hard-drives at every station for when the phone-(data)lines went down. When you checked a pax in, you said how many bags they were checking and the...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana Aviation: Part 16
Replies: 165
Views: 13955

Re: Indiana Aviation: Part 16

With the Economic Development involvement, could it be an announcement of revenue guarantees for a trans-atlantic non-stop?

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: which b737 is this - tv series "revolution"?
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: which b737 is this - tv series "revolution"?

When I click on the link, I'm taken to a photo of someone hiking around an abandoned plane that doesn't look like a 737

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A320 lands at Ellsworth AFB
Replies: 61
Views: 12258

Re: Delta A320 lands at Ellsworth AFB

It doesn't take much to mistype a waypoint in the nav system. 842pm, the sum would still be up, were they actually hand-flying? (if the sun was still up, the beacon with the red instead of green light wouldn't have been on to provide another visual clue that things weren't quite right.)

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: presidential planes in the world
Replies: 28
Views: 5064

Re: presidential planes in the world

Or a huge waste and relic of the long gone Cold War.... Obviously you haven't been reading the news much lately?..... A 747 is over the top. A 757, 767 or a 777 is fine. The cold war of needing 4 engines to stay in the air forever in case of a nuclear attack at any moment is a thing of the past. Th...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 732 Ever Get Replaced?
Replies: 71
Views: 15764

RE: Will The 732 Ever Get Replaced?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Yflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">Yflyer</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>...it seems like the BAe-146/Avro <acronym t...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: 100 Days Of 100%
Replies: 114
Views: 16448

RE: Delta: 100 Days Of 100%

Nice streak. I wish them luck, but the odds are stacked against them. They have way too many a/c that eventually one of them will have an issue.

You have good a/c, good crews, and good maintenance, good things should happen.

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by exFWAOONW
Wed May 18, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Bans AS From Seattle Pride
Replies: 123
Views: 22657

RE: Delta Bans AS From Seattle Pride

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AABB777" class="quote" target="_blank">AABB777</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>I fail to see what the issue is here. <acr...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue May 10, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Wait Hours For 9 Minute Hop After Diversion
Replies: 26
Views: 13604

RE: Pax Wait Hours For 9 Minute Hop After Diversion

Certainly BART would have been another, faster option. Though I don't think it runs into <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> like it does for <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegians Plane Destroyed A House
Replies: 21
Views: 14043

RE: Norwegians Plane Destroyed A House

Aren't a/c equipped with static ports to dissappate electrical charges safely? To me, this is just a bad lawyer looking for the deepest pocket instead of the truth. Although, his version of "the truth" (and science) will be whatever he pays his 'expert to say on the witness stand, assuming this ever...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airports That Are Privately Owned?
Replies: 27
Views: 7726

RE: Major Airports That Are Privately Owned?

IND used BAA plc for about 12 years to run the airport. Operation reverted back to the Indianapolis Airport Authority around 2007. The authority is a multi-county, multi-city organization with a board (similar to <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana Aviation: Part 15
Replies: 72
Views: 7279

RE: Indiana Aviation: Part 15

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/atypical" class="quote" target="_blank">atypical</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>2. US 30 is not a limited access road in...

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach
Replies: 47
Views: 16455

RE: Chaos In EZE: AA Vs DL Approach

AA used to have a tagline on their commercials, "something special in the air."
I always thought they should add, "But we suck on the ground." After watching them load a plane with a ground stop into Ohare, cancel the last flight and tell them come back tomorrow, this event is one more example.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was UA Criticized For Their Caravelles?
Replies: 47
Views: 6856

RE: Was UA Criticized For Their Caravelles?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CARST" class="quote" target="_blank">CARST</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>You must be joking... go to a high-school of you...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777, 787, 797,...and Then?
Replies: 71
Views: 16061

RE: 777, 787, 797,...and Then?

Since this has no bearing on what will happen, my    is they should go 8x8 to reflect what *should* be a whole new generation.

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Buy Up To 125 CSeries: WSJ
Replies: 50
Views: 20629

RE: Delta To Buy Up To 125 CSeries: WSJ

If it only had a T-tail. Oh well. Good news for cities that can't fill 160 seats on every flight.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DLs Strategy?
Replies: 129
Views: 15220

RE: DLs Strategy?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MSPNWA" class="quote" target="_blank">MSPNWA</a> (<a href="#49" class="quote">Reply 49</a>):<br/><i>Either way we have an adjustment coming for ...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN's New Low - MH370 Was An Airbus 737-300
Replies: 44
Views: 13767

RE: CNN's New Low - MH370 Was An Airbus 737-300

I guess they're changing the airport code from DIA to FUBAR

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saab 340s How Many Still Flying In The US
Replies: 38
Views: 8476

RE: Saab 340s How Many Still Flying In The US

Back in my OH days, I felt it was much safer to work ramp around a 340 than a Metro. (I hated plugging in the GPU on that whining mosquito)

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The Yellow Antennas On Delta 717s?
Replies: 23
Views: 13907

RE: Why The Yellow Antennas On Delta 717s?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mayor" class="quote" target="_blank">mayor</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Was working a 9, once in <acronym title="Shrev...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Engine Failure RTO 3/5
Replies: 94
Views: 18183

RE: Allegiant Engine Failure RTO 3/5

Before the ad-hominem attacks start, I am saddened whenever I hear of a fatal accident. An incident like this and I go, "sounds like the system worked." I just don't say I'll never go there or with them again because of it, as some have stated. Doing so may deprive yourself of a wonderful opportunit...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Engine Failure RTO 3/5
Replies: 94
Views: 18183

RE: Allegiant Engine Failure RTO 3/5

FYI As I type this, they are performing an engine swap W of the old FBO ramp in <acronym title="Fort Wayne - International (Baer Field) (FWA / KFWA), USA - Indiana">FWA</acronym>. As to RTO, don't pilots practice this maneuver almost everytime they are in a simulator? If so, that should make it only...

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