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by wjcandee
Wed May 23, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 143
Views: 20008

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Looks like Kalitta picked up another 763ER, an ex-Transaero bird. They registered N765CK to SN26238. Well, 764CK is wrapping-up conversion at MMEX, so this is good timing. The IAI/Bedek operation there (at Mexicana MRO) only has room in the hangar for one 767 at a time, so maybe this frame will be ...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 23, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Anyone know anything about a N344CM? It popped up on our fleet status website today and it says it’s in Wilmington. In my experience, tails don’t get added to our fleet status page unless they’re going through, or about to go through conformity. So apparently N344CM is destined for ATI. Huh. Odd th...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 23, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

It looks more and more like a flaps problem. Either not set correctly for T/O or not set at all. Or overweight or incorrect engine settings (blocked pitot tube?) or premature rotation -- there are a fair number of possibilities. There was that farm lady who said the engine was on fire -- but that's...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 22, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?
Replies: 40
Views: 10635

Re: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?

And lastly who says you can't fly for hire under Part 125, you just can not solicit business, if someone calls you you can pretty much do anything but sell tickets to individuals or enter into common carriage. It's not that simple. Part 125 doesn't preclude you receiving compensation per se, but it...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?
Replies: 40
Views: 10635

Re: Patriots already selling one of the team 767s?

It's over on the west side of GYR now. It may be there a while. Looks like it flew to ILN today. Cmairplaneman pointed out the movement over on the Amazon Fleet Growth web site, where, among other things, we follow the line of conversions of ex-AA and other 767 aircraft into freighters by CAM (Carg...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 22, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

cmairplaneman wrote:
Ok well a 763 just landed at Wilmington with the call sign UDG2259. Does anyone know what plane and tail mhm bee that is? It came from GYR today


It's one of the Team 125 planes. Patriots. AMES services them.

And it's probably N225NE given the flight number.

UDG is Team 125's ATC prefix.

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by wjcandee
Tue May 22, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References
Replies: 31
Views: 5923

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

And when they purport to "take back" Japan, what will we do then? It never helps to give in to bullies.

Hong Kong now IS part of China. So is Macau. But Taiwan is a different story.

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by wjcandee
Tue May 22, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

732s still flown in pax service in Alaska too. Northern Air Cargo carries passengers now? Does NAC even have 200s anymrke? They are quickly modernizing. They just got a 767 delivered. Yes they have -200s. 320DL, 321DL and 322DL. The latter doesn't seem to have flown in the last 90 days. The other t...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 21, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Okay: These are the other new birds I saw at Wilmington. Here are the photos: (N378CX) http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001408210.html (N633SH) http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001408209.html (N930WE) http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001408196.html Love it! Great job!!...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 20, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Nice photo! Interesting narrative. A squawk that they were able to clear, I'm guessing.

Did you get anything else that's currently at ILN? There are some frames for other airlines there being worked on, as well as the other frame awaiting conversion.

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by wjcandee
Sun May 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

I was thinking that, although hardly a significant additional expense, it would be a smidge less expensive to have the crew that delivers 373 hang around TLV for a couple days and fly 374 back. In the broad scheme of things, a couple of extra plane tickets isn't huge, but it never hurts to save... S...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 20, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Landmass is about the equivalent of Pennsylvania. The current population of Cuba is around 11,488,557 and listed at number 80 of most populated countries. Surely enough to warrant interisland flights. Because there are so many intra-Pennsylvania mainline flights. But I get the point. To give you an...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 20, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Once again, guys who are already blaming maintenance and saying that the embargo should be lifted on humanitarian grounds should just chill. This was a Mexican aircraft wet-leased to Cubana. Although when Cubana DRY-leased an aircraft, it had difficulty obtaining parts, a WET-leasing carrier (which...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 20, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Mexican aviation news site En El Aire has a pretty damning piece about Aerolíneas Damojh (Global Air). Scary stuff. Airline was not allowed to fly in Chile after inspection of one of their 737s by Chile's DGAC. Verbatim by DGAC Inspector to Global Air: “Este avión es una cafetera, te regresas porqu...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 20, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

since this was a Mexican registered aircraft, there is no embargo that would affect the plane. If you read a bit upthread you'll find it suggested that without the embargo, Cubana would be flying their own modern equipment. Now that's hilarious. There are new and recent Russian aircraft they could ...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Once again, guys who are already blaming maintenance and saying that the embargo should be lifted on humanitarian grounds should just chill. This was a Mexican aircraft wet-leased to Cubana. Although when Cubana DRY-leased an aircraft, it had difficulty obtaining parts, a WET-leasing carrier (which ...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: 737 down near HAV

airkas1 wrote:
wjcandee wrote:
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(Photo)]


Point taken. I should have checked our database first. It's a different photo by a different photographer, but it does appear to be of the same plane at the same airport.

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by wjcandee
Sat May 19, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: 737 down near HAV

Thats what Cubana operates, what they charter is different....thats just how its posting....sorry to annoy you so much Hi: CUBANA operated a 3-x strong fleet of DC-10-30, KSSU’s standard, from 1993 to 2002. Planes were leased to AOM French Airlines.. Technical/Commercial Crew & Mx were listed i...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 19, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: 737 down near HAV

Hullo, (yes, new user, but been following this site for years, and not just for the crashes) If we are confirmed it's (B-737-200) XA-UHZ (MSN 21816), then Airfleets (and others) has it as EasySky since 2014 ? Forgive my ignorance - but what's the connection with Global Air and EasySky - subsidiary?...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 18, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 366
Views: 57393

Re: 737 down near HAV

So much early fog of information. I looked at the photos of the engine on the ground and thought "That looks like a 737-200" engine. But since everybody was saying that this was a Blue Panorama 737NG, I figured I was wrong. Shouldn't have doubted myself so much. It is in fact a 737-200. Wo...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 18, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

This is look at how prime air works, loads the planes etc. Some good airplane pics. http://blog.aboutamazon.com/transportation/how-to-pack-a-prime-plane?token=GW&utm_campaign=transp&utm_content=primeair2018_C&utm_medium=editorial&utm_source=gateway&utm_term=gw05142018 Nice find,...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 18, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

N1013A arrived in CVG in full Prime Air livery. Yep, the BCFs arrive painted. I had thought that 1013A would be going into service for Amazon. So the fact that it's in the livery confirms that; thanks KCVGSpotter! I'm not clear on the reason that Atlas numbers some of its all-white non-Amazon 767-3...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

N1013A arrived in CVG in full Prime Air livery. Yep, the BCFs arrive painted. I had thought that 1013A would be going into service for Amazon. So the fact that it's in the livery confirms that; thanks KCVGSpotter! I'm not clear on the reason that Atlas numbers some of its all-white non-Amazon 767-3...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s
Replies: 11
Views: 2826

Re: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s

Like anything else, this is a big-picture overview based on a few quotes. Nothing is "snapped up". As the global economy heats up and more lift is needed, cargo operators have to look at what capital investments are appropriate to meet demand, and at what cost. It all depends on a forecast...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s
Replies: 11
Views: 2826

Re: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s

I think he is referring to factory-built freighters in the article. I haven't seen any evidence that there is a demand to perform P2F on the pax versions. The article also says towards the end that Boeing no longer performs a 747-400 passenger to cargo conversion. :( Which ignores the fact that Bed...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 15, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Also, what current ATSG airplanes are at TLV right now? 374AA since 1/5 377AN since 1/9 383AN since 2/19 369AA since 4/12 We will see whether 930WE or 373AA go next to TLV. I will also be interested to see whether/when 830WE and 730WE come to CAM. These are the other two 30 West 763s that have been...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 15, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest not having a good spring
Replies: 23
Views: 4114

Re: Southwest not having a good spring

For all the people who are talking about Southwest needing to inspect its fan blades, here's the answer, which is available online with a little searching... Southwest undertook to inspect the blades in ALL their 737 engines (except the LEAP engines in the 14 or so MAXs). Not just the ones covered b...

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by wjcandee
Tue May 15, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest not having a good spring
Replies: 23
Views: 4114

Re: Southwest not having a good spring

These incidents take the heat off of Allegiant. They take the media heat off of Allegiant, as does that fact that nothing interesting has happened at Allegiant recently, lucky them. However, the FAA IG is now starting an investigation of how the FAA interacts with airlines, since the Obama FAA rule...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 143
Views: 20008

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Mp1: QPG is the main conversion line for the BCF (ST Aero). TPE is the new-ish extra line (Evergreen). I assume that the frames were allocated between the two because that's where the open slots were, and they could be done faster. At the end of the day, all 3 aircraft will be BCFs.

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by wjcandee
Sat May 12, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Meanwhile, N1013A is on its way home, finally, from QPG. It left QPG on 5/11, and is in HNL as of this morning (5/12/18), having stopped as well at GUM.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 11, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

yochai wrote:
N376AN is out on delivery at long last, and interestingly going to KPSM were Atlas usually have their 767-300BDSF aircraft delivered to


Looks like it ended up going to SNN, as usual, anyway.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 11, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 289
Views: 32095

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

yochai wrote:
N376AN is out on delivery at long last, and interestingly going to KPSM were Atlas usually have their 767-300BDSF aircraft delivered to


Awesome! Thanks, Yochai!

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by wjcandee
Thu May 10, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT to Audit FAA's Oversight of AA and G4
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: DOT to Audit FAA's Oversight of AA and G4

Boof02671 wrote:
AA does not do any maintenance for G4.


It used to. It does not do any now.

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by wjcandee
Thu May 10, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT to Audit FAA's Oversight of AA and G4
Replies: 10
Views: 1915

Re: DOT to Audit FAA's Oversight of AA and G4

AA does (or has done in the past) maintenance work for G4’s MD80 fleet. I don't believe that's correct. AAR since I can remember. I'm guessing the AA audit was from a "hotline" call. No, it is correct. Gallagher from the beginning wanted top notch MRO, and one with an unimpeachable public...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 09, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 143
Views: 20008

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Agreed. Interestingly, they also apparently are going to transition 4 more aircraft this year from dry-lease/CMI status to simple dry-lease status. I assume that those are going to be coming from ABX and either going to another US cargo airline (like Kalitta or Atlas) or instead being offshored to a...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 09, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13477

Re: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?

The simple answer -- once again -- is that statistical correlation does not prove causation.

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by wjcandee
Wed May 09, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Issues Emergency Order of Suspension for Island Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 3231

Re: FAA Issues Emergency Order of Suspension for Island Airlines

Talk about burying the lead.

The last sentence of the article indicates that the airline has surrendered its certificate.

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by wjcandee
Tue May 08, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 143
Views: 20008

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

Looks like N775AX (ln 69) is being moved to DHL International. Also, N792AX (ln 110) seems to have been retired due to upcoming maintenance. It was scheduled to have an aft bulkhead replacement in the coming months. So just to clarify: They're now NOT going to do the bulkhead swap on N792AX and it'...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 143
Views: 20008

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

N662GT (Atlas Air) was delivered to @MZJ (for painting) on 3/22 following refurbishment @HHN. This is a passenger-configured aircraft for Atlas Air's charter business. LN 595. 1995-build. Originally delivered to Martinair. Most recently flown by VIM Airlines. Do we still think this thing is being p...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 281
Views: 41067

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

1011Man: Completely-agree. I would be waiting a week or two, then shorting oil. The current traders are completely-divorced from fundamentals and just respond to dog whistles. Right now, there was a huge build (or correction of reality) last week. Oil prices went up on the theory that Trump might pu...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 04, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 5941

Re: UA Express FA Appeared 'Drunk or Stoned' on Flight

I guess that's kind of the issue with the E145/CRJ-200 with one FA, if they are having an issue you are kind of screwed. Conversely, that's the great thing about these flights, because without any co-workers around, most of these regional FAs actually do a much better job on their own. They seem to...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 03, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116788

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

From the NTSB interim factual report, it does appear that cowling is what hit the side of the aircraft and somehow dislodged the window. Also interesting little details, like they had planned for a long final but shortened it up when they were advised of the passenger injury. And, as expected, initi...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 03, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13105

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

even though it plainly overstates the amount of cash tips because people always leave more on credit cards Is this true? That is not necessarily my experience, but I rarely use cash. I always leave more when tipping with a CC to account for the tax they have to pay on it. The assumption is that cas...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 03, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 143
Views: 20008

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

According to this list, ship 26 was refurbished and is still flying. Will this be the oldest overall 767 still in service today? No. LN 6 (ABX Air) is the oldest still active. The oldest in pax config is LN 10 (Jet Asia Airways). Amazingly, N740AX (ln 6) flies pretty-much every day, sometimes for 2...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 03, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 58
Views: 8226

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

Not like CZAR52, which was precipitated by too steep a bank at too low a speed. Went in totally-differently.

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by wjcandee
Thu May 03, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling
Replies: 61
Views: 13105

Re: AA Cracks Down on FA Trip Hoarding and Selling

DDR: You are soooooo correct! I didn't mean to be too harsh, but I just hate it when nice older folks in service jobs are derided by people on the basis of looks. And, although not totally analogous to this airline issue, an example of the IRS going after the employer took place in the restaurant bu...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 02, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 58
Views: 8226

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

Zak: This appears to be an H model. The ones actively used for weather are all j model and flown by a different unit. If I understand correctly, this was retired from weather use and assigned to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard. But I could be completely wrong.

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by wjcandee
Wed May 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 58
Views: 8226

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

The CBS thing is disrespectful as heck, but it's some 20-year-old in their social media department who can't be expected to have any appreciation of how stupid that tweet is. I saw something that conflicted with the "last flight" info; indicated that it had just done some maint at CHS. But...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Window Delamination (May 2) Causes Emergency Landing
Replies: 39
Views: 7262

Re: WN Window Delamination 5/2/18 Causes Emergency Landing

You thought the precautionary landing might not be warranted??? That’s surprising, considering your knowledge and expertise. You are absolutely correct. Unwarranted was really the wrong word. I was intending to convey that unlike what the paper was suggesting, this was not running the depressurisat...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Window Delamination (May 2) Causes Emergency Landing
Replies: 39
Views: 7262

WN Window Delamination (May 2) Causes Emergency Landing

Interesting photos. The media calls it a "hole", but it rather looks as if one of the laminations of the glass (not the plastic cover) did something odd. https://nypost.com/2018/05/02/southwest-airlines-flight-makes-emergency-landing-due-to-broken-window/ At first I thought the precautiona...

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