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by Varsity1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Flight duration classifications

a320fan wrote:
I have my own classifications on this that I use.

1-4 short haul
4-8 medium haul
8-15 long haul
15+ ULH


this seems more appropriate.

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by Varsity1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute
Replies: 34
Views: 6549

Re: Aeroflot May End Flights to the U.S. in Escalating Dispute

Couldn't care less. Hopefully they end flights to the U.K. too.

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SIDs/STARs/Transitions/Vias. Some practical advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: SIDs/STARs/Transitions/Vias. Some practical advice, please?

"Enter what ATC clears you to fly" ??? Sorry, no idea what that means. I am setting up the FMC at departure - there's no landing clearance. Even on approach, ATC doesn't clear me for a specific transition. The point really is, what do I select for transitions/vias at the departure airport...

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SIDs/STARs/Transitions/Vias. Some practical advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: SIDs/STARs/Transitions/Vias. Some practical advice, please?

The discontinuity implies the STAR transition fix does not share a waypoint with an enroute airway. Some FMS's require you to select 'direct to' RNAV to navigate between these two points.

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SIDs/STARs/Transitions/Vias. Some practical advice, please?
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: SIDs/STARs/Transitions/Vias. Some practical advice, please?

I don't have access to Indian or Jepp charts for those areas at the moment, but you'll use the transitions that put you on the airways or flightplan filing (if you auto file). On the DOHIA SID you have the DORAM transition for Bravo 466 and November 571 BODEL for W20 and W47N. You can fly these airw...

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DY shifts 6 787-9s to lessor
Replies: 8
Views: 3366

Re: DY shifts 6 787-9s to lessor

Running out of money

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by Varsity1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18130

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

Perhaps a replay of the 'issues' flight and tech staff had with the A300 when it went into service in the USA, singling out the plane for all manner of special treatment. Would be a brave VX tech working in an AS shop, concerned about job security and seniority, willing to champion the A320 ahead o...

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by Varsity1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 227
Views: 40701

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Yes, TSA has operated 15 AA-owned planes and two TSA-owned planes for American Eagle out of DCA for quite a while, under a fee for departure contract. (Similar to the Compass-operated E-175s.) One more AA-owned plane, N614AE, will transfer from TSA to Piedmont later this month. My understanding is ...

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by Varsity1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 227
Views: 40701

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Why is TSA transferring jets to PDT? Was this planned??? Yes, TSA has operated 15 AA-owned planes and two TSA-owned planes for American Eagle out of DCA for quite a while, under a fee for departure contract. (Similar to the Compass-operated E-175s.) One more AA-owned plane, N614AE, will transfer fr...

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by Varsity1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 227
Views: 40701

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Why is TSA transferring jets to PDT? Was this planned???

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by Varsity1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8863

Re: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France

SOBHI51 wrote:
Mazza military airport was badly hit, DAM was not touch. Inside information from Damascus friends.


Still no pictures!

Syria/Russia are pathological liars on the world stage.

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by Varsity1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery
Replies: 19
Views: 4769

Re: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery

Is it just me or does it make the aircraft and livery look friendlier? Like a smiling 737. It distances them a bit from "We're technically United but want you to think Continental because people liked them better so we slapped United titles on their planes and called it a livery". Do peop...

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by Varsity1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13227

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

Did it land safely? Yes? No story. I’d like the hear some facts about it. Honestly, pax perception and the reality of the situation are almost always going to be very, very different. Back when I flew for commuter airline X, people would often get off saying “that was the worst turbulance I’ve ever...

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by Varsity1
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm
Replies: 27
Views: 3962

Re: Global 7000 range better than expected at 7700 nm

Bombardier needs to show Learjet some love, it's the most iconic brand in business aviation and they're neglecting it to die on the vine while Cessna and Embraer take over the market.

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by Varsity1
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA routes to Asia avoiding Russian airspace?
Replies: 52
Views: 10052

Re: AA routing China fits today thru LAX

US aircraft are in Russian airspace at nearly all hours of the day. You guys forget (or are unaware) of K4 and Atlas's operations over there. FX and UPS as well.

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by Varsity1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8863

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

In stead of attacking me, how about you share some legitimate proof that there was an actual attack? Especially since Gouda was all but liberated by Assad forces. Instead of deflecting, how about you present a hypothesis as to how those people died that doesn't involve the use of chemical weapons? ...

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by Varsity1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8863

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

What brought this, retaliation for another chemical attack? Alleged chemical attack. The three countries attacked Syria before experts were supposed to start their investigation. Is the World Health Organization not credible anymore? 500+ people injured by chlorine gas and possibly sarin. If you be...

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by Varsity1
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Military Airport near Damascus completely destroyed by US,UK and France
Replies: 84
Views: 8863

Re: Damascus Airport completely destroyed by US,UK and France

Can't find any western media indicating the airport was hit, nor any pictures of damage.

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by Varsity1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing
Replies: 24
Views: 5685

Re: Russia considering cutting supply of Titanium to Boeing

Boeing is actually not a huge consumer of titanium by weight. Japan could easily supply it.

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by Varsity1
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft
Replies: 32
Views: 3957

Re: DPRK-USA summit. Kim aircarft

I wonder what airline would charter them a Boeing or Airbus (if it came to that). NK is under financial sanctions world wide and known for not paying their bills.

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69188

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

AA Pilots forum says AA mechanics have been in Abu Dhabi conducting prebuy inspections on Etihads A330-200's.

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by Varsity1
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5684

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Are there any LCCs/ULCCs that operate anything smaller than the A320/737 in any sizeable number? RJs are expensive to operate relative to the amount of revenue they can bring in. Only legacies operate regional jets in any reasonable numbers. Maybe the CS300 can change that, but too much of the flyi...

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by Varsity1
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest style airline with RJs
Replies: 61
Views: 5684

Re: Southwest style airline with RJs

Independence Air kinda tried it.

The CASM is just ridiculously high in an RJ. The 737/A320 are really kings for a reason.

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by Varsity1
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy
Replies: 18
Views: 2772

Re: QF blunderously denied UK couple boarding flight to PEK for ignorance of China's 144-hour transit visa-free policy

Reminds me of my trip from FRA to Moscow a couple years ago. The agents insisted that my Russian visa wasn't valid because my itinerary didn't begin in the US?

Eventually a supervisor was called and cooler heads prevailed. Nearly missed my flight though.

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by Varsity1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69188

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Why would AA not be interested in the 797, which was originally conceived as a 757 replacement? Last time I checked they have 757's that need replacing on international routes, and I'm sure the 797 would be much better than a 787 on many TATL routes from PHL and CLT PHL is far enough north that man...

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by Varsity1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 8582

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

Embraer faced a 22.9% import tariff on ERJ-145 aircraft in the early 2000s, according to a research paper I found. They even build 4 ERJs that were never delivered to China because of the tariffs. Now, that’s a while ago. Not sure what the current status is. But 22.9% is very high, cost prohibitive...

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by Varsity1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes
Replies: 164
Views: 8582

Re: China announces 25% tariff against some US-built planes

Trump has now escalated a further tariff of 100 billion dollars of goods. Going to get ugly fast. He is proposing He is destroying the dollar, and creating added expenses for all Americans. The American economy is booming to the point it is damn near overheating. Consumers can afford the expense, i...

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by Varsity1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 552
Views: 69188

Re: AA ORDERS 47 787 FROM BOEING????

Weird.. I went to see the article and it is gone :? There was never an article. I think the splash page was posted in error. Reminds me of how we saw the HA 787 rendering online at boeing.com before the order was announced. Along with the Airbus 251T A330 job posting someone found on here. I'll giv...

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by Varsity1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2188
Views: 274629

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I think that the A350 and 787 issue saw no difference in the past but it may well be seeing a difference now. Recent RFP results have hinted at this. I think we have all acknowledged that it is speculation to this point. But it isn’t outside the realm of possibility either that one or the other pic...

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by Varsity1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EUROCONTROL - Flow Mgt. Failure - April 3, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: EUROCONTROL - Flow Mgt. Failure - April 3, 2018

If the French aren't on strike, the software is.

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by Varsity1
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10566

Re: What airline had the first Website?

TWA was early selling tickets online, though they were still mailed to you.

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by Varsity1
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?
Replies: 129
Views: 15090

Re: EK reducing, not adding in U.S.?

EK is a very numbers driven company. This is why they are so profitable. They can and will switch equipment even for minor changes and while strange by industry standards, it is quite normal for EK and smart from a business POV. They can make fine changes between the 77L and 77W, change weekly freq...

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by Varsity1
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 90
Views: 11202

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

I'm American, however they sound like two 'special snowflakes' that barked up the wrong tree. In the US that might get your way, in Russia, it gets you sent to India. Tough lesson to learn, but they don't have a legal leg to stand on. The rest of the world isn't as soft and nice as the USA. What's ...

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by Varsity1
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emirates April's Fool
Replies: 17
Views: 1797

Re: Emirates April's Fool

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387447


Do they get to keep their passports? EK employee's don't.
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neomax wrote:
UA444 wrote:
A better April fools joke would be them not being an egregious offender of human rights.


Wait till you find out AA eagle employees make less than $10/hr.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1387447


Do they get to keep their passports? EK employee's don't.

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by Varsity1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11305

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Great lakes was literally just THAT bad. Flying super expensive B1900's doesn't help when your competition is flying Pc-12's with exactly half the fuel burn. Had they bought PC-12's, ZK would still be here today. Very short sighted comment. Boutique Air has lost out on many of their EAS bids (espec...

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by Varsity1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6: What the heck is going on?
Replies: 49
Views: 8376

Re: B6: What the heck is going on?

While there may have been some legitimate issues with weather and to a lesser degree ATC, I think the wild card here is labor. The pilots have gone three years without a contract and the flight attendants are voting for a union. Personally I am no fan of unions, but in this case it looks like they ...

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by Varsity1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11305

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Where can pilots without an ATP gain hours now in the USA? Non-turbojet 135 doesn't have the same hour rules as TJet135 and 121 (1500). You can fly in the right seat of normal 135 at 500 hours and be a captain at 1200 hours. Great lakes was literally just THAT bad. Flying super expensive B1900's do...

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by Varsity1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL 7653 RWY incursion yesterday @ EZE
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: GOL 7653 RWY incursion yesterday @ EZE

ojjunior wrote:
Ridiculous! Hope the Gol pilots get suspended and a major investigation comes. They could have killed dozens!


Are you serious?

This happens like every day.

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by Varsity1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi
Replies: 90
Views: 11202

Re: Aeroflot sent American citizens to New Delhi

I'm American, however they sound like two 'special snowflakes' that barked up the wrong tree. In the US that might get your way, in Russia, it gets you sent to India.

Tough lesson to learn, but they don't have a legal leg to stand on. The rest of the world isn't as soft and nice as the USA.

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by Varsity1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6: What the heck is going on?
Replies: 49
Views: 8376

Re: B6: What the heck is going on?

The airline has poor leadership in general at the moment. Since the failed acquisition of Virgin America, they seem to be living this perpetual state of limbo without a strategic plan. That's a C suite thing.

Even the mess of UA seems to have a plan right now.

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by Varsity1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations
Replies: 86
Views: 11305

Re: Great Lakes (ZK) suspends operations

Where can pilots without an ATP gain hours now in the USA? Non-turbojet 135 doesn't have the same hour rules as TJet135 and 121 (1500). You can fly in the right seat of normal 135 at 500 hours and be a captain at 1200 hours. Great lakes was literally just THAT bad. Flying super expensive B1900's do...

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by Varsity1
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOC Aviation orders six Boeing 787-9s
Replies: 8
Views: 1492

Re: BOC Aviation orders six Boeing 787-9s

787 is a beast

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by Varsity1
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 29984

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

They flew super slow with a tailwind with no legal diversion fuel (alternate+45min) which would be close to 13 hours. Not indicative of real North Atlantic service. The 763ER has a still air range of 6,300NM and it struggles with JFK-HNL in the winter (4,300nm). The 321LR is a 3,000nm airplane in r...

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by Varsity1
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 29984

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

Next thing you know, A.Net will be blown away that the ACJ can fly 6,500nm in still air.

Trading payload for range is just sooo impressive when airbus does it! :roll:

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by Varsity1
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 32983

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

A solution im search of a problem.

LH had some of the strongest branding in aviation history going into this mess.

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by Varsity1
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours
Replies: 188
Views: 29984

Re: Airbus A321LR Seychelles to Toulouse Non-Stop 11 hours

They flew super slow with a tailwind with no legal diversion fuel (alternate+45min) which would be close to 13 hours. Not indicative of real North Atlantic service. The 763ER has a still air range of 6,300NM and it struggles with JFK-HNL in the winter (4,300nm). The 321LR is a 3,000nm airplane in re...

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by Varsity1
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.
Replies: 26
Views: 5134

Re: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.

Libby AFB tests stealth UAV's. It's pretty wild to see in person.

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