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by WN732
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)
Replies: 21
Views: 5599

Re: DCA is dead today (Jan 7th)

Yes, I am sure the fact that 7 out of the 10 richest counties in the U.S. are in the D.C. metro area is just a coincidence. The wealth is from lobbyists and other high paid individuals. Same goes for wealth surrounding state capitals. Look at the number of five star hotels in Austin (they don’t sta...

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by WN732
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Shutdown: DRONES
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: LHR Shutdown: DRONES

This is why we can't have nice things. I don't understand people's fascination with flying drones around airports.

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by WN732
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite retired aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Favorite retired aircraft

I'm in my mid 20's but I miss the 737-200/3/4/5. I've spent a lot of time with them and those will always be special. Never got to fly on a 727. We're about to close the curtains on MD80's and JT8D powered aircraft all together.

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by WN732
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1192

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

People who talk about Fresno can either say FAT or F-A-T. It's sort of a joke here.

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by WN732
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 147
Views: 42514

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

FlightAware says N501AA flew into Charleston on flt# AAL1422, arriving at 12:23 am this morning. No outbound flight is listed yet. Another FlightAware anomaly. The DFW-CHS flight (AA1422) was N983TW. N501AA still at DFW, didn't fly today (Saturday). Wow, that kind of shakes my confidence in FlightA...

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by WN732
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 103
Views: 12679

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

Does WN have a plane with his name on it? If not, I bet they probably will. They do. N711HK The Herbert D. Kelleher, one of the retro Desert Gold planes. The other is for Colleen Barret N714CB Southwest Classic. However, they are also some of the oldest WN -700's so I would imagine that a MAX will ...

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by WN732
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s
Replies: 147
Views: 42514

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

I'm sure we will find out something more concrete by the summer time. We did not know the exact timing of G4's MD80 retirement until about Sep of last year. I'm anxiously awaiting the final details of AA's retirement.

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by WN732
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaGuardia Perimeter Rule
Replies: 79
Views: 11245

Re: LaGuardia Departure Limits

To some extent, it's also about protecting flights from smaller destinations to LGA. You can be sure that flights to places like Chattanooga or Des Moines or Dayton or Ottawa would be dropped pretty quickly if airlines could replace them with 321s to LAX and SFO. Whether that's good public policy i...

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by WN732
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carolinas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Carolinas Aviation Thread - 2019

My predictions: -BA enters CLT -AA adds mainline service on DFW-GSO -AA makes CLT-SJC year round -WN adds LAS-CLT -AA adds CLT-STI -Either WN or F9 add CHS-LAS I agree with CHS/CLT-LAS on WN. This is definitely needed as a west coast access point. It offers better opportunities for some than the li...

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by WN732
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 87159

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Did Alligiant film the last MD-80 flight? I’ve checked every website possible and haven’t seen anything. I’ll be very disappointed if the MD-80 fades into history without any recognition from Allegiant. Not even a Facebook post about it! Well fortunately I got footage. I'll be posting it on my YouT...

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by WN732
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3531

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

Shoot, why not a SAM on every street corner like Walgreens. No drone or bird or kite will be safe then!

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by WN732
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 73842

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

LGB also can make up for some of the slots/passengers WN has lost at SNA and may not be getting back anytime soon. 82% load factor isn't bad for a new station, although fares are trash. It's a long term play that plays into their intra-CA strategy and also keeps anyone else from trying to expand th...

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by WN732
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 73842

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

In other news the gate areas in HNL are ready. HNLRamper on instagram posted photos of it yesterday. I really don't think WN is worried about their position in LGB. They obviously see something long term there if they are continuing to lap up every single slot. There's also a common strategy with ad...

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by WN732
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX
Replies: 23
Views: 6130

Re: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX

Guys he is being sarcastic. Every incident thread there is one guy suggesting a grounding. I’m surprised no one has jumped in questioning if one or both of aircraft will be written off and scrapped. I wouldn't be surprised if the 757 was written off as they're not worth much in the used market. I t...

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by WN732
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX
Replies: 23
Views: 6130

Re: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX

sonicruiser wrote:
kiowa wrote:
Utah744 wrote:
This one at least wasn't a building hitting an airliner.


Buildings have a history of winning that contest


Ouch


But if the building collapses in the process, does anyone win?

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by WN732
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36271

Re: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR

Status of plane?? where is it?? How was it removed? The aircraft N752SW was flown to MCI on Dec 14th. Not sure how much work was done in BUR or what is being done in MCI. It appears to be parked at the Aviation Technical Services ramp at MCI. They do a lot of work for WN. They flew it over at FL410...

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by WN732
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ
Replies: 67
Views: 12749

Re: AM 737 collides with drone at TIJ

Imagine if the drone was a bit higher and struck the cockpit windows. It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. Unfortunately, nothing will be done until there is a major accident.

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by WN732
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36271

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

The 737 is unforgiving on short runways. Add wet and a potentially unstabalaized approach and it’s the recipe for an overrun. The 737-800/900 are. The 700 is very capable of short runway ops. Does WN even operate the 738 at BUR? I know AS and UA do; AA's upcoming DFW-BUR service will be flown by th...

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by WN732
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 231
Views: 36271

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Must not have been going too fast at the point of reaching the EMAS. It didn't go very far into it.

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by WN732
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 87159

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

We landed on 19L at LAS. Got a great flyover of Las Vegas and it ended with a water canon salute. Great end to a wonderful airplane. The flight was about 80% G4 employees. We also got to sign the bulkhead, which was awesome. I must have literally been standing next to you! We likely met! http://i68...

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by WN732
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 87159

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

We landed on 19L at LAS. Got a great flyover of Las Vegas and it ended with a water canon salute. Great end to a wonderful airplane. The flight was about 80% G4 employees. We also got to sign the bulkhead, which was awesome. I must have literally been standing next to you! We likely met! http://i68...

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by WN732
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 87159

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

We landed on 19L at LAS. Got a great flyover of Las Vegas and it ended with a water canon salute. Great end to a wonderful airplane. The flight was about 80% G4 employees. We also got to sign the bulkhead, which was awesome.

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by WN732
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 87159

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Aloha717200 wrote:
WN732 wrote:
Is anyone going to be on the heritage flight? I will be on the FAT-LAS portion tomorrow.


I will be on both legs! :bouncy:


Sweet! What seat are you in?

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by WN732
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 693
Views: 87159

Re: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread

Is anyone going to be on the heritage flight? I will be on the FAT-LAS portion tomorrow.

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by WN732
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 330
Views: 32225

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

This was a year of firsts for me: Flown: 02/17/18 4B MCE-OAK *First time in a PC12 09/08/18 UA5663 SMF-LAX E175 * First Embraer 09/08/18 UA415 LAX-EWR 772 * First 777 99% of my flying has been with WN. I made a point to try new things on this trip. Now that the WN -300's are retired, I wanted to try...

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by WN732
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1
Replies: 135
Views: 10546

Re: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1

For what it's worth, the Master Plan PAL3, shows WN (coded as YY for a new entry flying 737s) 4X to PHX, 4X to LAS, and 2X to DEN. Would think that is what the airport is pitching or is the subject of discussion. The also show WN using gate 15 primarily, with three flights elsewhere given CUTE. The...

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by WN732
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 73842

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

I think that’s too simplistic of a way to look at it. Sure... with 5 departures, there is demand to fill 2.69 of them, but as soon as you reduce that from 5, you lose some degree of connectivity and a loss of times served as well (I.e. if you eliminate a 10am, now it’s either 6am or 2pm which reduc...

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by WN732
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Bozeman?
Replies: 27
Views: 3790

Re: Southwest To Bozeman?

ECP set somewhat of a precedent that WN can indeed make highly seasonal, predominantly leisure markets work - especially if incentives are involved. Then again, BKG and EYW failed... I do believe "boutique" leisure markets like ANC, BTV, BZN, EGE, JAC, PSP, SAV, SBA and STS are the future...

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by WN732
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN's most profitable stations
Replies: 21
Views: 3365

Re: WN's most profitable stations

No seeming way to know, but perhaps STL, BNA, ABQ, MCI, etc. Places where WN dominates Although I don't have that information in front of me, I would guess these as the top 10 and not in any particular order: MDW, MCO, LAS, SAN, PHX, BWI, HOU, DAL, DEN, I would tie OAK/SJC as neck and neck since th...

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by WN732
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 to the West Coast
Replies: 10
Views: 3272

Re: Delta A220 to the West Coast

FlyBitcoin wrote:
Am I the only one in noticing the irony (probably not by accident) in the flight number for the SEA morning origin and destination? First 220 to serve the city that Boeing calls home is numbered after the plane it replaces after a bitter legal dispute.


What dispute are you referring to?

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by WN732
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 559
Views: 122339

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

How many are left to be painted?

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by WN732
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Announces BWI-GCM, HOU-PUJ, AUS-RDU, BNA-BUR/SJC/OMA, OMA-SAN, ONT-SFO
Replies: 35
Views: 6359

Re: WN Announces BWI-GCM, HOU-PUJ, AUS-RDU, BNA-BUR/SJC/OMA, OMA-SAN, ONT-SFO

This schedule extension seems sort of odd...wasn't much speculation leading up to it compared to usual. And it seems like there are more routes that were not included in the press release that have been brought up on these forums (SAN-ORF, SJC-RDU, maybe more?). Well people complained that there we...

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by WN732
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 73842

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Presuming you're referring to MSP-ATL, I can't say it's much of a shock. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I'd think the fact that MSP-ATL is (presumably) a major DL hub-to-hub route might have hurt WN a little bit. In addition, WN also reduced ATL-BOS to 1 daily departure in Summer 2019...

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by WN732
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 20125

Re: The Future Of Hawai'ian Inter-Island Travel

TTailedTiger wrote:
Could some of AA's newer MD-80's end up in Hawaii? They are very robust and the engines can handle the multiple daily cycles.


Hawaiian already had MD-80's. Been there done that.

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by WN732
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7473

Re: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019

You can't really compare BUR and SNA. SNA has the cool coastal air temperature and is at approximately 50' elevation, whereas BUR is subject to desert-like temperature swings as others have noted. Field elevation for BUR is 778' to 695' giving a 1.2% downslope for Runway 15 and corresponding upslop...

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by WN732
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7473

Re: DL adds ATL-BUR EFF JULY 8, 2019

admanager wrote:
nine4nine wrote:
winginit wrote:

Oof. That's embarrassing. Indeed my mistake.



Wait - the McRib is back? Thanks


Sure is!

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by WN732
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 613
Views: 73842

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

While ITO will not be one of the initial Hawaiian destinations for WN, there was an article that said that "Hawkins said the airline [Southwest Airlines] also is 'very interested' in flights to Hilo, and Steve Goldberg, Southwest’s senior vice president of operations and hospitality, said in M...

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by WN732
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1
Replies: 135
Views: 10546

Re: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1

flyfresno wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
Fun to follow the progress of FAT as I lived in Fresno from 1979 thru 1984. Is Fresno still called "Fresburg"?


Depends on how much you like living there...


I've not heard that one before. I've heard Fresneck, Fresnope, Fresweird, and a local company is called FresYes.

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by WN732
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 93
Views: 15257

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

If Bombardier dumps the CRJ next it will be out of the commercial airliner market and banking entirely on Global, a little bit of Challenger, and the poor Learjet which hasn't done well under BBD. Despite what many think, BBD was, is and will again be, a bizjet builder. They have, since the first C...

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by WN732
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MadDog rumor du jour:
Replies: 49
Views: 13564

Re: AA MadDog rumor du jour:

I hope they will do something nice for the retirement. Something like ORD-STL-DFW for the last flights. Hopefully Delta will do the same with something such as DFW-CVG-ATL since that's where their MD-88's spent most of their days. I would hope they'll bring them out to the west coast like G4 is doi...

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by WN732
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN at MDW - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2483

Re: WN at MDW - 2018

I can't see ELP-MDW just yet. The ORD flights from ELP are mostly connections. They would gain very little connection wise as you can make 1 stop connections through their other hubs. Sometimes these are totally redundant as it is. They barely started DEN-ELP 1x daily. I'd say BWI would come before ...

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by WN732
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st
Replies: 324
Views: 57685

Re: Updated: California Pacific Airlines has a start date! November 1st

I wish them well. Although... since they are only headed to SJC; and they don't want to take any chances of anything going amiss, IMHO perhaps they should just load up the airplane full; then drive it on northbound I-5 to SJC. It may be a bit tricky on CA-152; but it's good to have that first trip ...

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by WN732
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN adds free inflight movie streaming
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: WN adds free inflight movie streaming

Very nice. That brings it up to par with some of the flights that I've taken on DL.

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by WN732
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country JFK-LAS?
Replies: 92
Views: 3894

Re: Sun Country adds BOS-LAS, JFK-LAS, LAX-LAS, SFO-LAS

Queue the WN $39 fares at LAX and SFO

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by WN732
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 241
Views: 45787

Re: WN livery repaints discussion thread

I recall that one of the Canyon Blue jets will stay as well. I cant remember exactly but I know it's either Warrior One or Spirit One Both have been repainted into the “Heart” livery, and do not have any Warrior One or Spirit One nose decals. AFAIK there’s no plans to keep a plane in Canyon Blue. O...

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by WN732
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787-8LR based on 787-9?
Replies: 21
Views: 5571

Re: 787-8LR based on 787-9?

Boeing tried that concept already with the 777-200LR and it got a few bites but nothing incredibly substantial. With the extremely high development costs for the 787 I just can't see Boeing trying to certify a completely new variant.

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by WN732
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints discussion thread
Replies: 241
Views: 45787

Re: WN livery repaints discussion thread

I recall that one of the Canyon Blue jets will stay as well. I cant remember exactly but I know it's either Warrior One or Spirit One

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by WN732
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Cameras for Aviation Photography and Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 2451

Re: Best Cameras for Aviation Photography and Videos

I've been wanting to get into creating trip reports on YouTube. I would like to do a combination of photos and videos but I'd like to stick to a single camera if I could. What are your thoughts on some good cameras I could buy? You might want to look into a Canon GX7 or GX9 which is optimized for v...

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by WN732
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ELP Thread - 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2222

Re: The ELP Thread - 2018

1. The El Paso economy is dominated by federal spending. US Customs/Border Patrol, The El Paso Intelligence Center, Fort Bliss, Biggs AAF. If the government reduces spending on those areas the El Paso economy goes down as well. 2. A non spanish speaking american would probably feel too uncomfortabl...

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