"Valid" being the key word, of course.Jump to post
commpilot wrote:Once this is done ATSG will probably close up at ILN and the city will be stuck with an empty airport. It is easier to airline crews around to CVG than ILN.
One thing for Amazon is, you can't consistently jump around in this market. Very few companies are going to be able and step in and replace what Atlas, Southern and ATSG have done.. Well, I think it's so interesting that Local 1224 talks about how "ATSG" pilots aren't happy. That's a bit ...Jump to post
Hey, folks, for what it's worth, several posts above keep saying L-K-L rather than L-A-L, which is the correct code for Lakeland Linder Airport, which is what we are talking about.Jump to post
N382CM is scheduled for ROW-ILN today The big question is whether it's in the same Amazon livery as the rest; I presume that it is. From what I understand is that it has the ATI paint, not certain though That would be interesting! The current FAA filings indicate that it is eventually going to have...Jump to post
Then there's the whole hoagie, grinder, submarine or hero. To save money, the company who prints up the sandwich bags for my local pizza place puts all four names on the bag. Grinder!!!!!! I haven't had one of those since the last time I had a "tonic" in New Hampshire. But I met a girl fr...Jump to post
Revelation: Thanks, again! I remember North American Rockwell and its involvement in the Apollo period of the space program. I also seem to recall that an FM radio station that I worked at in the late '70s to early '80s had some Collins equipment (pretty sure including our control board, that I can ...Jump to post
Revelation: Thank you! Very cool!Jump to post
Explains why an airline like Western Global is happy with its MD11s. When they're flying, they make $$. When they're sitting, they don't cost much. Of course, reliability is an issue, but that's gonna be airline-centric.Jump to post
I think the telling point here is that Pratt put a zillion dollars into making sure they got the gearbox right, and proof is in the pudding that they did. Where they ran into problems was perhaps a little arrogance about developing the other "easy" stuff, and testing it, leading to the iss...Jump to post
The article points out that Rockwell Collins, having been acquired by UTC, is now their "Collins Aerospace" division. No Rockwell. Sorry to see that name go... Most of you probably don't remember when the ability of a machine to divide numbers was a big deal. In the 70s, anybody who had to...Jump to post
It's NOT pop! It's a coke or soda, regardless of flavor/brand. As in: Q "What kind of coke do you want?" A "I want a Sprite" I know where YOU'RE from! Now if you were from New Hampshire, you'd be asking what kind of tonic I wanted. "A slice of cheese, please." "Yo...Jump to post
5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today. Cool! Are you vacationing there? I hear it's gorgeous this time of year. :-) :-) Heh Not bad yesterday; we just barely beat the storm in. Chilly today with more rain on ...Jump to post
....Also, Omni's tail numbers usually add up to the number 9, as this one here (432AX) does. So...DING! DING! DING! You may have called it: 389AA may be going to Omni as a passenger aircraft. GOOD CATCH!!, on the summation of the tail number digits equaling “9”!!!! I just remembered seeing N4xxAX t...Jump to post
Confirms Prime Air will move their Ops from TPA to LAL once LAL is ready. TPA doesn't have the space for their future needs per link. Big loss for TPA, I think there was enough room at the old North Cargo site. So interesting that the local pols in TPA were willing to let their current dreams/visio...Jump to post
N5153A moved from CVG to RFD today, presumably to enter service sometime soon. So the initial 3 737-800BCFs all seem now to be operating. 5153 is a spare for the time being but will probably rotate onto the TPA-RFD-PDX route. I just took a picture of it in RFD today. Cool! Are you vacationing there...Jump to post
Atlas is operating 2 PW-engined 767-300Fs for Amazon (N1511A, N1619A) and one more in the passenger fleet (N662GT). ABX Air operates 3 (N219CY, N220CY, N226CY). That is really interesting, I didn't know that. Then I do really wonder why there are quite a few young PW birds at age 20-25 around and s...Jump to post
Obviously, nobody watched SNL in the Belushi era. The NYC Greek Diner skits... Perfect for NYC's B6. "NO COKE! PEPSI !!" (Cheebuggy, Cheebuggy, Cheebuggy!) I expected this in the first 2 posts, not the 81st! I guess I’m getting old! Right?! Makes me feel ancient. I thought it was so obvio...Jump to post
Looks like a tail rotor failure. Very tricky to handle at the best of time, much more at this altitude... For what it's worth, a tail rotor failure is not that tricky. It's just that it is insufficiently-taught (usually just demonstrated), and rarely-practiced. And when it happens, too many commerc...Jump to post
He had refueled at the heliport and was moving to a regular parking space. The procedure is to go out over the river a bit and set up to land in the new slot, pull in, and land. So here's my analysis. Happy to see comments. Clear loss of tail rotor effectiveness in a hover out of ground effect. On t...Jump to post
In other news, 373AA just finished with a triple gear change down in TPA and will be flying to CVG tomorrow morning. That is if all is up to snuff after the maintenance work. :D Yep. :roll: Although the product from PEMCO seems to have been pretty-reliable lately. Remarkable to see the breadth of 7...Jump to post
audidudi wrote:CX747 wrote:Not sure if this was reported but it looks like the February 22, 2019 UFO for (4) 767-300Fs was placed by UPS.
So much for reply #118 in answer to my post #115!
Breaking ground https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/14/jeff-bezos-personally-dumps-a-truckload-of-dirt-on-fedexs-future/?yptr=yahoo Finally! Still, the article, like a lot of these, completely-misunderstands what Amazon is doing and what it intends to do. We here in this thread actually have an excellen...Jump to post
Someone keeps putting up those pesky trees...they obscure my view of the forest :scratchchin: LOL! Actually, my friend, I have noticed that your vision is pretty-good! :-) I had been wondering "Why did that aircraft go from ROW to MZJ after CAM bought it? ATSG doesn't do maintenance or paintin...Jump to post
And 1501P is going to be N409AZ. Skyliner missed that. Flightaware has a good photo of it leaving SNN for TLV. Still has the satellite antenna on top. The AZ suffix means both will be flying for Amazon, likely at ATI. Actually it was noted in reply #120 above! You are correct. My apologies. I remem...Jump to post
Sunking: That's so nice of you to say and even nicer to hear! I am so grateful to all the folks from various backgrounds and disciplines who contribute to this thread. I have learned so much. And it's not like we all always agree about everything, but I love how we are all respectful to each other a...Jump to post
And N730WE is on its way back to CONUS, which I guess Skyliner didn't notice. To be N367AZ. The new photo of it when you track it on flightaware is excellent. Doesn't look too scary post-conversion. And 1501P is going to be N409AZ. Skyliner missed that. Flightaware has a good photo of it leaving SNN...Jump to post
Here's another interesting factoid: When 389AA is converted (a process that likely won't even begin for a while), it's destined to be renumbered 432AX. Not AZ. AX. (And 432 isn't a prime number, duh.).... Generally-speaking, ATSG/CAM haven't been numbering newly-acquired aircraft with the AX suffix...Jump to post
And N730WE is on its way home to CVG via SNN. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N730WE It has been at TLV since 8/30/18, so 8.5 months, significantly-longer than usual. To be N367AZ.
Meanwhile, N1501P is on its way from SNN to TLV to enter conversion today, 5/14/19. To be N409AZ.
It will be interesting to see how will the shipping industry react to Amazon's new One-Day Prime shipping. Amazon will need to build up its air network to handle its overnight and maybe add more Sortation Centers and Delivery Stations, plus perhaps some additional volume may move through UPS Next D...Jump to post
A report in the NY Daily News said that it was "unclear whether" that DL 737-800 incident was related to the things that caused the MAX accident.
Having just talked about N740AX yesterday, looks like it's going for a test flight today, having been at ILN since 1/2/19. Line Number 6, delivered March 1983. She will be the lowest-line-number and, until 741 starts flying again, the earliest-delivered 767 still in service. (741 is LN17, but was de...Jump to post