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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK Int Flights--Boom to Bust to Boom Plus
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

Re: OAK Int Flights--Boom to Bust to Boom Plus

The tech boom's days are numbered and the high real estate prices driving many tech people to the east bay are responsible for OAK's resurgence. Just hope it lasts. There's a $1.5 billion dollar multi use development going in just up I880 near Jack London Square. Oakland is alive and well. There's ...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A318 and LCY operations
Replies: 14
Views: 3253

Re: British Airways A318 and LCY operations

A pity if they close LCY-JFK now that the CS100 is certified for LCY. I think maybe a 20J/25Y-configured CS100 would be a nice option LCY-JFK non-stop. They'll have to clear immigration at JFK but they'll save 60-90 minutes by flying non-stop westbound instead of stopping at SNN. And the aircraft c...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold
Replies: 55
Views: 11137

Re: BEA investigating Air France take offs at Bogotá - only 5 ft. over threshold

A tailwind would also have less impact at altitude, correct ? And V2 should be higher than at sea level. To be honest I highly doubt this was a tailwind issue, Bogotá is perfectly adept at turning operations around when the wind changes, and no sensible pilot on a long haul from here would take off...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK Int Flights--Boom to Bust to Boom Plus
Replies: 20
Views: 3142

Re: OAK Int Flights--Boom to Bust to Boom Plus

The tech boom's days are numbered and the high real estate prices driving many tech people to the east bay are responsible for OAK's resurgence. Just hope it lasts.

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea
Replies: 25
Views: 3236

Re: DL/KE -- viability of ICN in light of North Korea

TigerFlyer wrote:
the potential war zone.


You are more likely to get shot at around numerous American airports than a conflict breaking out because lil Kim is afraid of an appeasement faction taking control and destroying his family legacy.

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL Changes Name To Inouye Int'l ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3387

Re: HNL Changes Name To Inouye Int'l ?

Well I'm just extremely happy it won't be "Barack Obama International Airport". You are happy? Naming an airport after Obama hurts your life? That is embarrassing to admit on a forum, at least you can stay anonymous. Someone clearly got their feelings hurt.... You are right, Obama clearly...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A318 and LCY operations
Replies: 14
Views: 3253

Re: British Airways A318 and LCY operations

Took them long enough. They had been ferrying one of the A318's to sit at LHR for a month at a time as the other operated the only routing left. A nice waste of money.

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 90
Views: 9954

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Timber is not related to NAFA and President Trump wanted his name in the papers, he has no power to negotiate NAFTA. Whatever you do, don't quit your day job for those US political analysis ideas. NAFTA's creation had been to remove tariffs from trade, something the lumber industry does not have. T...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cuban Plane Crash: all feared dead
Replies: 16
Views: 6941

Re: Cuban Plane Crash: all feared dead

Can you also remove the wildly speculative poor reporting done by some a.net posters claiming multiple casualties with no confirmation before they decided to post their "facts"?

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 90
Views: 9954

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I think the timing has a lot to do with the new guy in office, rather than a pending sale campaign... And they heard the reports of "that guy" having to call General Flynn at 3am to ask if a strong dollar or weak dollar is good for exports and freaked out realising they are going to have ...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK
Replies: 44
Views: 4443

Re: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK

And in previous strategies no airline had lease costs that the 787 family have. You can squeeze money out of cabin crew and compete with entrenched airlines with lower tickets but you still have to pay the 800.000-1.000.000 a MONTH in lease payments for each 787. Norwegian has like fourteen 787's (...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL Changes Name To Inouye Int'l ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3387

Re: HNL Changes Name To Inouye Int'l ?

FlyUSAir wrote:
Well I'm just extremely happy it won't be "Barack Obama International Airport".

You are happy? Naming an airport after Obama hurts your life? That is embarrassing to admit on a forum, at least you can stay anonymous.

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 90
Views: 9954

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Wow, Boeing feels threatened by little Bombardier. Everyone is guilty of this in the aviation industry. I mean look at the 787 program, tax breaks here and there, outsourcing to countries where subcontractors get government benefits of various kinds etc. etc. etc. Indeed a clear cut case of pot and...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 90
Views: 9954

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Good for Boeing, this should be investigated. By regular financial measures, the project should be dead and instead public money is being directly used to prop up production while aircraft are sold at below cost, the same argument Brazil lodged with WTO. Dumping planes is no different than dumping ...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK
Replies: 44
Views: 4443

Re: Norwegian Q1 2017 -1,491.5NOK

The old "let's grow into profitability" strategy. I've seen it countless times before. I can't think of any examples off the top of my head where that's worked out particularly well. The smartest thing they could do is reign in the growth for the sake of growth over the next 18-24 months ...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 104
Views: 12372

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Smart move on their part. Better to cough up some dough now and get it out of the news cycle than to have it played out all over again when he goes to court with the city. The downside is we will probably never find out all the actual details of the event when witnesses are under oath. I understand...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 104
Views: 12372

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

I wouldn't have given this clown a dime. Go talk with the City of Chicago PD who did the damage. All this is going to do is encourage others to try the same thing. You should see all the crap airline employee's have to put up with since this happened. Its ridiculous the garbage they now encounter. ...

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wake turbulance at ORD?
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Wake turbulance at ORD?

Is Obama still in the area or flying out? It could be a security cover for a VIP movement. A VIP Movement would be listed as such. And a former president doesn't get any special treatment. You would be surprised at how the media and official government departments can tell white lies in the name of...

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wake turbulance at ORD?
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Wake turbulance at ORD?

Is Obama still in the area or flying out? It could be a security cover for a VIP movement.

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 9615

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

Can I point to news stories in Asia of flight attendants fighting with each other and pilots as "proof" why FA's in Asia are [insert baseless accusation here]?

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 43
Views: 3867

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

With all due respect the person named should not be living, had contributed to the benefit of society, and have obtained achievements that the nation is proud of and are constructive to society. Great scholars will debate the individual named as worthy of this criteria. In my humble opinion there i...

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will an airport be named after Obama?
Replies: 43
Views: 3867

Re: Will an airport be named after Obama?

We need a law/amendment in the US prohibiting naming any public building or place after any politician. If a building needs to be named after a person, then it needs to be someone who benefited the public, not a politician. Boy do I agree with that!!! If you are going to name a building after someb...

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 68
Views: 13924

Re: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

oldannyboy wrote:
Gosh I tend to hate one-offs and special liveries, but this is not one of the worst in my book. QF wunala takes the cake, along the Kulula green monster with the technical inscriptions. Ghastly.

I like the Kulula green the text is a joke obviously and something different.

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?

Not too long from now Martinair will cease to exist. Source? There is only one branded Martinair freighter left the rest are sold, scrapped or in storage. They cannot fly their scheduled routes with only the 3 KLM Cargo aircraft unless they drop some routes in the future. But one Martinair aircraft...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 13 hours on a G650
Replies: 20
Views: 5896

Re: 13 hours on a G650

That bird (quoting OP) has N-registration, so I assume it must have 2 crews. It must be boring, floating for 13 hours, seeing nothing. And I assume it had nice tailwind along the way, they might not be able to return nonstop, except if they go the other way round. Like any job it can get boring. Bu...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 13 hours on a G650
Replies: 20
Views: 5896

Re: 13 hours on a G650

Trump's resort is closed for the summer and he is in the DC area at his other golf resort.

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Martinair Cargo not doing Asia anymore?

No only the Americas and Africa. Martinair have one -400 converted freighter and 3 branded -400ERF's for KLM Cargo.

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5316

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

The Air Marshals are more useless than TSA but what a difference in tone this topic takes compared to TSA bashing. From "no big deal" to "a gun is just like a fire extinguisher!" Is this America's obsession with guns or hero worship of certain authorities and bashing others becau...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lightning strike on Bogota's airport damaging runway 13L
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

Re: lightning stroke on Bogota's airport damaging runway 13L

Setting aside the Strike vs Stroke argument (seriously, folks?) ... Intense heat + concrete = bad bad news ... just ask anyone in Atlanta. Lighting, to nobody's surprise, generates intense heat where it grounds out ... and when that surface is concrete, there's going to be damage. Not surprising at...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 71
Views: 14798

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

Well done!! My problem with this is that there wasn't much announced in the way of who will launch it. A lot of confusion overall. Also, since the Virgin America brand will be gone in 2 years, why not deliver it with the new Alaska interiors and livery? You could read the thread before posting to f...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 161
Views: 8418

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

ikramerica wrote:
No.

American Libertarians in a nutshell. "Just enough rules and regulations for my liking"

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement
Replies: 48
Views: 7598

Re: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement

KLM serves BOG daily on a 747 freighter Not anymore. With the all but complete shutdown of MP's activities, full freighter movements are now down to just 3 flights a week. Perfectly in line with KL's belly first, combi second, freighter last policy. Every day they have a freighter serve the region,...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement
Replies: 48
Views: 7598

Re: AF and BOG plans after A340 retirement

I understand KL moves a big amount of cargo ex-BOG, thus requiring the stop en route back to Europe. Specifically, this flight connects the largest flower producing market in the world to the biggest flower marketplace in the world. KLM is really aggressive on it's Latin American Expansion strategy...

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 possible writeoff
Replies: 5
Views: 3425

Re: Jet2 757 possible writeoff

A tailstrike on landing? That must have been some ride.

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on
Replies: 30
Views: 3684

Re: WN FO arrested at ALB for handgun in carry-on

JetBuddy wrote:
I don't see this as a big deal either. He probably forgot he had it in his bag.

Responsible gun owner

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by b747400erf
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution
Replies: 29
Views: 6952

Re: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution

It's the law that when an airline operator changes then the consumer is owed a refund if requested. This even applies to when a flight switches from, say, American Eagle operated by Compass to Americans Eagle operated by Skywest. The consumer purchased a plane ticket to fly Compass, not Skywest. I'...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Airlines to Hawaii?
Replies: 30
Views: 4655

Re: European Airlines to Hawaii?

First Europe Hawaii topic of the year?? Time flies!!! Will Boeing restart the 757 line and what about Northwest's DC-9's?

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta operating for Pacific Air Cargo
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Kalitta operating for Pacific Air Cargo

This week was the first time Kalitta operated a -400 on the LAX-HNL route since retiring the last 747 classics. I tracked the flight and noticed it was N976BA and just painted in Pacific Air Cargo titles. No pictures yet in the database with this new livery. On the front page of Pacific Air Cargo's ...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Says No "Trump Slump" in MidEast/USA Traffic
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: IATA Says No "Trump Slump" in MidEast/USA Traffic

UA772IAD wrote:
Read that article this morning... then again, it was published in the FAILING Washington Post


I can't tell what is sarcasm on the internet these days, am I out of touch? No it is the children who are wrong.

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 54
Views: 15692

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

Can this forum stop using the media clickbait we used to mock them for? "SCARY STUFF" etc. Thanks! This is a basic normal go-around that happens dozens of times a week. I hope my comment is acceptable this time...

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by b747400erf
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations
Replies: 34
Views: 7797

Re: AA drops 6 NFL charter operations

is UPS still in the sports charter biz? they were throwing in rows of seats for weekend flights and did a number of college teams back in the aughts...made sense operationally (but no idea if it made sense financially) as their fleet more or less sits idol from Friday morning until Sunday night. Th...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Landing at Stuttgart (Gear Up?)
Replies: 3
Views: 3543

Re: Strange Landing at Stuttgart (Gear Up?)

I was driving down the autobahn right beside Stuttgart Int'l a few hours ago when an aircraft (I believe it to be a Beech of some kind) overflew the highway, its gear up. it then extended its gear, then pulled them back up. It then appeared to be attempting a go around, climbing a short distance, t...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6590

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

No, it's not. Texas has an incredibly diversified economy at the state level and - for the most part, excluding Houston - at the regional level in most of the major metro areas, too. Based on a Dallas Fed report from last year ( excellent reading , which I'd recommend), energy accounts for 2% of th...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Says No "Trump Slump" in MidEast/USA Traffic
Replies: 18
Views: 2647

Re: IATA Says No "Trump Slump" in MidEast/USA Traffic

Who knows what the effect would've been if the ban were allowed to continue and the first weekend following the ban became the norm? You could just as easily say that the negative and quick reaction to the ban prevented the situation from going off the rails. But the media/others can't say a dip in...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys
Replies: 55
Views: 7461

Re: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys

I want some money too. I'm gonna have to come up with a good story of my own. Claim the pilot asked if you had ever seen a grown man naked or been to a Turkish prison. They will just say that you asked for it because you said you wanted to go into the cockpit. accusations of sexual assault are hila...

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by b747400erf
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys
Replies: 55
Views: 7461

Re: Woman Says Man Groped Her On United Flight And Attendants Kept Bringing Him Whiskeys

"I'm too meek" to defend myself. No sympathy. The first time he touches intentionally like that you yell at him and call the FA. It's a public environment. You aren't in danger of escalating. And you would set a strong example for your daughter. Great to see the usual players come in to v...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 65
Views: 6590

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

They could burn money at a faster rate by picking destinations in Texas http://www.politifact.com/texas/article/2017/mar/28/texas-economy-falls-3-21-probably-oil-slump-democr/ http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/texanomics/article/Texas-economy-slowed-to-a-crawl-in-2016-state-10845051.php Your...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wake turbulence causes Qantas 744 (QF29) to suffer stick shaker activation in holding pattern near HKG
Replies: 46
Views: 13493

Re: Wake turbulence causes Qantas 744 (QF29) to suffer stick shaker activation in holding pattern near HKG

Has anyone checked the METAR at the time? If turbulence from other aircrafts is an issue it would happen more often. Holding patterns that QF experienced are every day occurrences. Could they have gone into icing conditions or had too low a speed set?

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One question
Replies: 9
Views: 2559

Re: Air Force One question

Local papers do cover the general arrival time. They say the time frame such as afternoon departure or morning arrival. https://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=kpbi This feed looks to be gone being unavailable for so long, but you could theoretically listen in to the airport if it is covered by liveatc...

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