Search found 4880 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 98
by BoeingGuy
Wed May 23, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 13934

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

Airlines have Ops Specs. Typically, the charts will only include the airports that the airline is authorized to land at. If PBC is not an authorized C70 Ops Spec airport, it isnt likely to be included in the charts. Under normal operations, it is not legal to land where you are not authorized. Not ...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Wed May 23, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 13934

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

Where is PBC? Why is it so hard for people to write the city names in this forum? Puebla International Airport, aka Hermanos Serdán International Airport (IATA: PBC, ICAO: MMPB) is an international airport located near Puebla, South East of Mexico City. It handles national and international air tra...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Wed May 23, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 13934

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

What other alternates did they request and were denied? Couldn’t they have gone to GDL, ZIH or ZLO?

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Wed May 23, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 13934

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

I wonder why PBC was not the alternate in the first place. AA serves PBC, but not ACA.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Tue May 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 57
Views: 11886

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

[Can you imagine Boeing putting a winglet on the 787.....it would be an act of vandalism! To be fair, Boeing prefers raked wingtips for their more recent generation of airframes designed for long-distance cruising. The 787-3 was going to have winglets. Personally I think the blended winglets look g...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Tue May 22, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 54
Views: 5858

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

KTM doesn’t have full length taxiways either. Domestic prop planes do a mid field takeoff from where the taxiway ends. Jets enter the runway at that point and back taxi to the end.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Tue May 22, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 57
Views: 11886

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

People are overcomplicating this system, it's pretty much just the aerodynamically shaped raked wingtip that folds up. There are no flight controls or fuel systems in this part of the wing, just wiring for wing tip lights and maybe anti-ice ducts. Maybe? I think you are oversimplifying the system w...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Tue May 22, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 57
Views: 11886

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

Duplicate

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Tue May 22, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Folding 777 Wingtips
Replies: 57
Views: 11886

Re: Folding 777 Wingtips

To add to this discussion, there are two levels of protection to prevent a crew from accidentally attempting takeoff with the wingtips up. First, the Autothrottle is inhibited from engaging for takeoff if the wingtips are not in proper position. You push TO/GA and nothing happens. (This inhibit is a...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Mon May 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the b747 lent the engines to the b767, but with motifs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1432

Re: the b747 lent the engines to the b767, but with motifs?

guib53 wrote:
the b747 lent the engines to the b767, but with motifs?


If you can state your question more clearly, we can try to get you an answer.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Mon May 21, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European expansion in SFO
Replies: 65
Views: 7641

Re: European expansion in SFO

manny wrote:
Plus doesn't SFO have nonstop services to far off places like ME and India.

Its surprising that there is still so much European service supported.


Sure it does. AI flies to DEL. EK flies to DXB.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sun May 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 494
Views: 41246

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Definitely not the best week for PDX..... AM PDX-MEX SEP 1.0>0.9 OCT 1.0>0.8 *AS EUG-SJC SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 *AS LAX-MMH DEC 1.6>0 JAN 1.6>0 AS LAX-SJO SEP 0.4>0.6 OCT 0.5>0.6 *AS LAX-SUN JAN 1.0>0 *AS PDX-BLI SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 *AS PDX-P...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sat May 19, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 6796

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

I always thought MMH would do really well from so cal, but it seemed to struggle and was never a run away hit. The demand seemed too day of week or inconsistent for Horizon/alaska type scheduling. Seasonally it did do really well and some days, but others it was pretty empty too often. JetsuiteX ca...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sat May 19, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention Spotters: VS 747 at LGB
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: ATTN SPOTTERS: VS 747 at LGB

yblaser wrote:
It's actually Virgin Orbit and while it had been there a fairly long time it really has only been 10-11 months.


Yes. A former Boeing test pilot is now the Chief Pilot for that airplane. I believe she flies it to Edwards and VCV for some kind of testing.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sat May 19, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 6796

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

32andBelow wrote:
I mean airlines fly cat 1 in Alaska all day long. Seems like a weak reason.


Not at all. Their 737s are Cat 3. They fly in Alaska.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Fri May 18, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 494
Views: 41246

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

http://kval.com/news/local/alaska-air-to-discontinue-daily-service-between-eugene-and-san-jose-california "Alaska Air to discontinue daily service between Eugene and San Jose, California" Grant money dried up now they leave. Happens all the time. I’m not surprised. How were the load facto...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Fri May 18, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska Airlines operate SFO-ANC nonstop service under the Alaska brand?
Replies: 21
Views: 4251

Re: Will Alaska Airlines operate SFO-ANC nonstop service under the Alaska brand?

First I don't understand your use of the term "Alaska brand". Are you implying there's still a "Virgin America brand" as part of the Alaska Air Group? There isn't. I'm confused by your use of the term. (To the best of my knowledge, there is Alaska Airlines -- there is no Alaska ...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Fri May 18, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska Airlines operate SFO-ANC nonstop service under the Alaska brand?
Replies: 21
Views: 4251

Re: Will Alaska Airlines operate SFO-ANC nonstop service under the Alaska brand?

Yes. Way more likely than your favorite DAL-SDF. (Also who cares if they do or they don’t? Do you have any special need to get from SFO-ANC that is not being currently fulfilled?) This is an aviation enthusiast web site. If you are annoyed and snippy at questions like this then maybe you shouldn’t ...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Thu May 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maximum inboard flap deflection on the 777-300
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Maximum inboard flap deflection on the 777-300

If you watch these photos you see that it is no optical illusion: 1355780 Also this is a nice photo: https://www.decodedscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/flaps-2.jpg Source: https://www.decodedscience.org/wing-flaps-for-lift-augmentation-in-aircraft/11831/2 The source for the phot above is wor...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Thu May 17, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 23
Views: 2383

Re: Cockpit location

Yes, the cockpit is in the front, so if a fatal mistake is made, the pilots die first. Any particular case when front of the aircraft was affected, but not the back? I can think of one.. And extra 0.1 second in case of crash makes little, if any, difference. Only to jump the line to St. Peter, mayb...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Thu May 17, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4502

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5OYC_RH6NPg/WV_atRgE7aI/AAAAAAAAwcQ/q2LPySJ53ZkLbnyPHtIwd5wA0nXKUuqUQCLcBGAs/s1600/National%2BAIrlines%2BRoute%2BMap%2B1978%255D.jpg I stand corrected. Thanx Nope, you're only partly incorrect. NA did not serve ONT as you said. They also didn't serve SJC...or OAK or LGB f...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Wed May 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?
Replies: 39
Views: 3166

Re: Why operating into South Lake Tahoe (TVL) by Major Air & Commuter Carriers was never profitable?

I worked at Reno Air in the mid-90s and we flew there from SJC and (I think) SFO. Maybe So Cal too? Been a long time but I'm sure we went in there with the MD. QQ only ever did LAX-TVL. There was a short lived airline called Tahoe Air that did SJC-TVL with 737-200s. PSA and Air California supposedl...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Tue May 15, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4502

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Yep, if memory serves along with routes (correct me if I am wrong), to some degree, fares were regulated by the CAB. Both routes and fares were regulated. Until deregulation, the only US international carriers were PanAm and TWA. The domestic carriers had to apply to the Civil Aeronautics Board for...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Tue May 15, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4502

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Yep, if memory serves along with routes (correct me if I am wrong), to some degree, fares were regulated by the CAB. Both routes and fares were regulated. Until deregulation, the only US international carriers were PanAm and TWA. The domestic carriers had to apply to the Civil Aeronautics Board for...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Tue May 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California
Replies: 26
Views: 3795

Re: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California

If ever your in the Boeing 25-01 building in Renton, WA there are numerous large murals of the 314 Clipper during various phase of development, most of which I have not seen anywhere else. The Clipper room is also a photo gem. Bad news is, this building is closed to the public. That Longacres build...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Tue May 15, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Good question - I could see one for the 757's. Other than that they won't be replacing any more NB's until the 2030's. A 25 year old A320 is quite young, unlike a 15 year old 753 or 763 (which are inherently ancient relics). With all due respect, what facts in the world do you have to back this up?...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Tue May 15, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 55
Views: 6835

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

However, I still do not understand why DL is not bringing in the 787 for TATL ops. The incoming A339 and even the A333 on some routes just seems too big for many routes and the 788/9 seem like a better fit for many of the TATL routes such as ATL-MUC/MXP/GVA/ARN and others and especially for DL's wi...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Mon May 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California
Replies: 26
Views: 3795

Re: The Long Way Round - Pan Am Clipper California

[threeid][/threeid] If ever your in the Boeing 25-01 building in Renton, WA there are numerous large murals of the 314 Clipper during various phase of development, most of which I have not seen anywhere else. The Clipper room is also a photo gem. Bad news is, this building is closed to the public. T...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Mon May 14, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737s on the SEA - YVR route?
Replies: 18
Views: 2393

Re: AS 737s on the SEA - YVR route?

Prost wrote:
Parking is so tight ML are used on city pairs that normally wouldn’t see it.


At times AS has had a late night 737 SEA-BLI too. Not sure if they still have it. That a 90 mile flight.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Mon May 14, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a/c types used by DL in the late ‘80s
Replies: 15
Views: 1968

Re: a/c types used by DL in the late ‘80s

727, 737-300, 707, DC-9, 757, 767-200, MD-88 HUH? DL NEVER flew the 707 727-200 737-200 737-300 L-1011 L1011-500 DC-9-30 MD-88 DC-8-73...or was it -71? DC-10 767-300 ER and non-ER 767-200 757-200 I think that's it. EDIT: It was prob a 727. In 1987, I don't believe the ex-WA aircraft had migrated ea...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sun May 13, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1
Replies: 19
Views: 1521

Re: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1

As someone who does a lot of E75 flying (albeit, not for four plus hours), I have to say it is becoming one of my favorite birds. Without it, I doubt Alaska is operating SAN-SMF, nor is United operating FAT-CHI. With it, and should this long-awaited new service to Chicago prove successful, look for...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sun May 13, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 494
Views: 41246

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Spirit is dropping PDX-DTW seasonal, which just started on 23 April. Maybe they’ll find success by picking an unserved route. From what I've heard overtime, is that PDX is a hit-or-miss market for most airlines. It either turns out to be very successful for them, or it performs very poorly, hence, ...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sun May 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 55
Views: 6835

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

As I understand it, the A350 is not coming to SEA for awhile. Is that correct?

You can probably guess what type of equipment I prefer, but the A350 sounds like a nice ride.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sun May 13, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

I don’t in any way deny that the competition makes outstanding airplanes, but the feedback I hear is that Boeing and Douglas airplanes are more durable and longer lasting. The feedback I hear is that you can beat up Boeing aircraft just as easily and contrary to the popular gospel, Airbus planes do...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sun May 13, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13487

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

Wow. Billions of passengers carried, 700 planes, thousands of flights a day, every single day of the year and following one sad incident people are now convincing themselves that SWA have bumpier flights? I've heard it all now. Americans like to overdramatize everything. I am from the states and I ...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sat May 12, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Kirby love him some French built planes. Some are also built in Germany.... and now also the US. As others pointed out, airlines are a business. The CEO doesnt make fleet decisions because he likes French wine more than Seattle microbrews. Nor because of some experience in the past. They make decis...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sat May 12, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28486

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Is there an outstanding narrowbody RFP as well? Good question - I could see one for the 757's. Other than that they won't be replacing any more NB's until the 2030's. A 25 year old A320 is quite young, unlike a 15 year old 753 or 763 (which are inherently ancient relics). With all due respect, what...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Sat May 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 2600

Re: They fly there??

This is not exactly the same thing, but it is similar. When I worked for Comair at Cincinnati back in the late 90s, OH flew to two different airports identified as Tri-Cities, MBS and TRI. When I was a Gate Agent in Concourse C and I had to make a boarding announcement for a flight to either one of...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Fri May 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15659

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

KarlB737 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
KarlB737 wrote:

Without a doubt 747-800


No such airplane type.


Really then what is this on the Boeing website:

Boeing: 747-8

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/747/


I think you missed the point. There is a -8. There is no -800 as the other poster called it. That’s what I meant.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Fri May 11, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7470

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

Why doesn't WN just shut up about it and start flights to Hawaii? Is it my imagination or do they just keep having press releases saying they want to start service to Hawaii, but have yet to announce anything definitive? AS and WS just announced definitively that they were starting flights and didn'...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Thu May 10, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in talks for widebodies with Flynas
Replies: 13
Views: 4651

Re: BOEING in talks for widebodies with British Airways,United and Flynas

Dutchy wrote:
c933103 wrote:
NMA launch order?


NMA? or do you mean MOM? Too soon I think, next year in Paris perhaps.


NMA and MOM are the same thing, if it is launched.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Thu May 10, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15659

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Without a doubt 747-800 No such airplane type. The 787-900 doesn’t exist either. Splitting hairs much? Jeez. This is an aviation enthusiast web site. I assume people want to have a correct understanding of things. If my mother were to mis-state a model designation, I probably wouldn’t say anything....

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Thu May 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Announcement?
Replies: 149
Views: 15659

Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Spirit Airlines has hinted on social media about a upcoming big annoucment for the last few days. Saying stuff like "Something BIG is coming to Spirit! " Any idea what it could be? Without a doubt 747-800 No such airplane type. The 787-900 doesn’t exist either. Wasn’t there another thread...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Thu May 10, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13487

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

KFLLCFII wrote:
Southwest is too cheap to have autopilots installed.


I know you were totally joking, of course. However, since the autopilots are a basic part of the airplane, it would likely cost MORE for a custom option to have them removed.

Of course this wouldn't be offered in the first place.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Thu May 10, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13487

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

Not true...... Umm I was joking as were about everyone else responding to this thread. Um....Back in the 80s and maybe early 90s there was some truth to this "urban myth". SWA pilots would be quoted in stating such on short sectors, like AUS-HOU or AUS-DAL they hand flew the aircraft. At ...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Thu May 10, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight diverts to DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4006

Re: WN finally lands at DFW

EarlyLateORD wrote:
I thought WN served DFW briefly in the mid 2000's. AA got several gates at DAL during this period.

Adam


WN served IAH for awhile but I’m not aware they served DFW.

WN has also landed at ORD on occasion.

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Wed May 09, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13487

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

It seem when landing at any airport SWA slams its planes down on the runway. Good. Floating an airplane down the runway trying to impress passengers that don’t care with a good landing does nothing but waste usable runway. All the stuff we have to help stop us (reverse thrust, auto brakes, speedbra...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Wed May 09, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Southwest’s Flights always so bumpy?
Replies: 92
Views: 13487

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

I fly SW a lot (few times a week) and also UA, DL and AA and I have to say SW has the bumpiest rides ever. All the other carriers are so smooth? Anyone know why?? I can only assume you are kidding. I just don’t even know what to say. We all fly through the same airspace. If we are bumpy they are bu...

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Wed May 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 3629

Re: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?

masgniw wrote:
PAE!


You know that PAE is getting service soon, right?

Jump to post
by BoeingGuy
Wed May 09, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6368

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

Boeing also has a fair number of female pilots, including several who are engineering test pilots. One well respected female Boeing test pilot went to Virgin Gallactica.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 98