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by Elementalism
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019
Replies: 176
Views: 10655

Re: Confirmed: EI to MSP and YUL in 2019

MSP isn't going to be replaced any time soon. Probably not even in my lifetime. Which is about 40-45 years. They are modifying it to take on more traffic as needed.

I welcome this new route.

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by Elementalism
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Aeroflot and UAC sign agreement for 100 Superjet 100
Replies: 55
Views: 7138

Re: Aeroflot is probably preparing to purchase another 100 SSj100 aircraft

That seems to be the problem with Interjet: very low utilization because of poor customer support. That might be different of course in Russia... Not quite. Yakutia airline who used 5 (I think) Superjets has just announced that they will no longer use the type because it caused them losses due to b...

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by Elementalism
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX10, updates, orders, developments.
Replies: 100
Views: 13583

Re: Boeing 737-10, updates, orders, developments.

So until the 737-10, what were 737 operators ordering when they needed something larger than the NG, unless you do not count AA and DL as operators of 737's because they also operate the A320? Boeing actually had to force DL to take additional 737-900ER's, so.....not as sterile as you think. So DL ...

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by Elementalism
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff
Replies: 59
Views: 12205

Re: DL Orders Shades Down for Taxi and Takeoff

FWIW, only a fool would put their window shares up during taxi, takeoff or landing, In the event of an evacuation,, for any reason you need to see what has transpired outside, quickly. Fire is obviously the worst senerio. but there are other things as well. I always chuckle at the stoopid pax that ...

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by Elementalism
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3353
Views: 391569

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I havent read through 100% of the posts, but quick question. Seeing as boeing are stalling a little bit on the "MOM" 797, it leads me to believe they are having second thoughts about the market size of the MOM. Why do that when you could do a NSA with a few model variants like hypothetica...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27532

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

How does an airline move a person from premium class to coach if they are in their assigned seat?

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15918

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

I remember flying in a 767 from ATL to Fort Lauderdale in the spring of 1990 on DL. Flew to SLC last week on the 6:50am flight our of MSP. Wish I had my phone ready. 3 757s out of the G19 pod all backed out at once. We lead the pack. When we turned towards the runway the other followed. Beautiful si...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3353
Views: 391569

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

Wow. A lot to unpack today. Oval cross sections are not the most efficient structural cross section. It's a compromise between having a larger drag profile to keep the round cross section (with the better structural cross section) and a less optimum structural cross section with slightly less drag ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 85
Views: 4459

Re: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2018

Not sure if anybody mentioned this. But Southwest opened up MSP to Oakland last week. I was on a plane to Midway a week ago Monday and they had the inaugural flight from the gate next door. Made a big splash about it as well. Should had taken pics.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1052 aborted take off (MKE - ATL)
Replies: 6
Views: 1421

Re: DK 1052 aborted take off (MKE - ATL)

Definitely something wrong. Showed it as delayed with an estimated total trip time of around 9 hours.

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12127

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

In true corporate idiocy. They fired ground personnel to save money. But then used corporate salaried people to do the job the contractors were unable to do. Thus raising their labor costs. I think Sun Country is getting free labor from the corporate salaried people. They just need to tell the &quo...

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by Elementalism
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12127

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

In true corporate idiocy. They fired ground personnel to save money. But then used corporate salaried people to do the job the contractors were unable to do. Thus raising their labor costs.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerospace Industry Urged to Hire More Women Amid Labor Shortage
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Aerospace Industry Urged to Hire More Women Amid Labor Shortage

Dad is a flight instructor. During his last refresher course they were discussing the massive pilot shortages. Something like 250,000 pilots short over the next decade. He also mentioned there are plans in place via automation for 737s to be single piloted? Anybody else hear this?

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by Elementalism
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 82660

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

Passing 1400 frames for the 787 is impressive.

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by Elementalism
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3353
Views: 391569

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

pabloeing wrote:
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-pursuing-its-797-concept-woos-a-key-airbus-customer-and-stirs-industry-debate/


The issue I have with this logic. The A330Neo isnt doing well vs the 787. Its primary competitor. How will it compete vs a cheaper 797?

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta
Replies: 121
Views: 12298

Re: Delta not a fan of second airport in Atlanta

For the purposes of this list, I consider anything 1h-1.5hr to be an alternative airport because I personally drive this on my commute to work. SEA/BFI SFO/OAK/SJC LAX/LGB/SNA/ONT PHX/AZA DEN/COS DFW/DAL
 IAH/HOU ORD/MDW/MKE DTW/FNT BOS/PVD JFK/EWR/LGA PHL/TTN IAD/DCA/BWI CLT/GSO/GSP TPA/PIE/SRQ MC...

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by Elementalism
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3353
Views: 391569

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

After I recently flew AA 788 from ORD to DFW, I am very skeptical we will ever see a 797. The 788 is not that much larger than A321. It seems to me now that it would be a lot of wasted money and effort to develop a plane whose dimensions are between an A321 and B788 to address somewhat of a margina...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31989

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

How quickly can Airbus ramp production? I am shocked Bombadier was only able to deliver 28 frames so far.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31989

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/1016610880182726656 Interesting. Also Airbus states the CSeries (A220) production line will be able to do 50-60 aircraft a month. The deliveries and backlog numbers are expected to change soon. 50-60 PER MONTH? That has me thinking they are really thinking of ...

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 31989

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Watched the video. Great looking bird. I hope DL brings it to MSP at some point.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walmart Cargo Network
Replies: 27
Views: 4005

Re: Walmart Cargo Network

tjwgrr wrote:
Here's one of Walmart's aircraft. I never new there was a G650F. They must load freight through the cabin door like ABEX did with their DC-9s, DC-8s and YS-11s. :tongue2:



Able to carry 5 tons of cargo. But in luxury.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16301

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Been on a number of flights where folks were still talking on their phones after pushing back from the gate. Passengers in general don't listen to anything that is said on flights anymore and I wouldn't be surprised if she was doing the same. On my recent travel, I spoke overheard a conversation wi...

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 46230

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

QXAS wrote:
So with a 45K engine, what sort of fuselage does that indicate? Is the thrust required a clue for that or is it mostly inconsequential?



Tells me it is a 757 type body. 757 had upto 43,500k engines. 767-200 had 48 to 52k engine.

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by Elementalism
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16301

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Overreaction, party of one.

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by Elementalism
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)
Replies: 81
Views: 10238

Re: Sun Country Announcement Tease (6/26 and 6/27)

Veigar wrote:
Aren't these the guys that still operate some 737-700's and 737-800's without winglets? I love 'em!


They do have at least one -700 without winglets. Flew it to Savannah in May. But the vast majority have winglets, and have for years.

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by Elementalism
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next A330 Neo orders....
Replies: 113
Views: 21401

Re: Next A330 Neo orders....

It's a good plane, if the A330ceo could hold up against the 787 the A330neo should certainly be able to do the same. But still the airlines decide to order 787s and A350s instead. The interesting part of this discussion is to find out why they make those choices against the A330neo. I don't know if...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5297

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

I'm fine if a private company wants to ban someone for previous poor behavior. I have a major problem with the government limiting the right to travel based on a social score. That just seems incredibly open to be abused. yeah, well the US has aggressively used the post 9/11 "no fly" list...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26917

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

Im starting to think the 787 is consuming the wide body market. Effectively killing the A330neo. 777x isnt exactly selling. A350 doing ok, but not fantastic. Looks like the 787 provides the right range, economics, and capacity for a lot of operators right now. And Boeing is offering great terms and ...

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14692

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

So the aircraft must be performing as expected or better. They are going for a major expansion in the fleet. This is good news. Looks like a great plane. I hope Delta eventually flies these out of MSP.

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by Elementalism
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5297

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

What do you make of such move by CAAC? Do you think it would work to deter passengers from unruly behavior during air travel? Nice idea, I'd personally support that, but I fear it won't work in practice. Try that in the US (because it's more likely there IMO than in Europe) and you'd have groups li...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 30, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Football Charter Question?
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: College Football Charter Question?

Once again, as a Canadian I am still amazed at how much excitement Americans have for college athletics. Up here, nobody cares about college/university athletics beyond the current student body of the school. The idea of chartering planes for fans to watch the games is such a foreign concept. These...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 30, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?
Replies: 109
Views: 16833

Re: Why were the 757 and 767 such dead-end designs?

Boeing is in the business of making money by selling planes, the 757 wasn’t selling that’s why it was shut down. It’s about business, not some Anetter’s desire about liking a certain plane design. But hey you all know better than the people running Boeing. We have the benefit of hindsight. Boeing h...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 30, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Football Charter Question?
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: College Football Charter Question?

Go Noles!

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by Elementalism
Thu May 24, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 77L versus 789 on range
Replies: 7
Views: 3614

Re: Boeing 77L versus 789 on range

Maybe the 777-200ER isnt efficient enough at its full range to make it economically viable? Where the 787-9 can now make it profitable?

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by Elementalism
Wed May 23, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6722

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

Flew their -800 with the new seating config and it was horrible. For some reason the -700 was not bad. I'd guess they were not able to cram in an extra row in the -700 they could and allowed for more space between the rows. None of their planes have the new config yet. You probably flew a Transavia...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 23, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class
Replies: 45
Views: 6722

Re: SY to refresh all interiors- drop first class

Flew their -800 with the new seating config and it was horrible. For some reason the -700 was not bad. I'd guess they were not able to cram in an extra row in the -700 they could and allowed for more space between the rows.

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by Elementalism
Thu May 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Methamphetamine Indictments for DFW AA subsidary employees
Replies: 18
Views: 3372

Re: Methamphetamine Indictments for DFW AA subsidary employees

I’m quite curious how they got it into the airport in the first place. It’s not exactly the first time something like this has happened, and the TSA/DHS/FBI should’ve done something about it by now. I'm not sure how it is at DFW or other airports but at my airport airside employees go through basic...

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by Elementalism
Thu May 17, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake security at new Islamabad airport
Replies: 11
Views: 4863

Re: Fake security at new Islamabad airport

Somebody just now realized all this security theater is fake? Designed to make people like the author feel safe when they are literally doing nothing?

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by Elementalism
Wed May 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4483

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

ILNFlyer wrote:
They will bring back the NW DC9-50 instead :stirthepot: :duck:


Which if memory serves correct were acquired from the merger with Republic airlines.

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by Elementalism
Wed May 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4483

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

Delta is an interesting company in how they approach their fleet. I would not be surprised at all of they buy used low time 737-700 and 800s to replace old NGs in their fleet. I do not see them going all airbus. It really doesnt make sense from a bargaining perspective nor from a fleet utilization s...

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by Elementalism
Tue May 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?
Replies: 178
Views: 22815

Re: Theoretical 777-based replacement for 747?

Have to admit that picture looks pretty nice.

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by Elementalism
Thu May 10, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway
Replies: 67
Views: 7318

Re: DL 1854 DTW-DEN; Smoke in Cabin; Evac on Taxiway

It is a hoot to see all the indignant post about carting one's luggage off the plane in an emergency. I also get a kick out of the phony outrage from people who post about this every time there's an evacuation. Especially the posters who reliably use every evacuation to call for punishments ranging...

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by Elementalism
Tue May 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19387

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Are you seriously considering building high speed rail in Montana? The topic of high speed rail construction have always been surrounding rather densely populated area like California or Northeast or Midwest, what's the relevancy of bringing the size of Montana into the discussion? The point isnt b...

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by Elementalism
Tue May 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19387

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

If you compare road and rail than you should compare the whole traffic structure, not parts with parts. If you look at a typical German main line double track, where one track is mainly used in one direction and the other in the other, we talk about mixed use. You will see high speed trains ICE, in...

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by Elementalism
Sun May 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19387

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It's so costly and inefficient because we've built our cities around the car and not the person. The horribly inefficient design of modern American cities (look at our beloved OKC) is to blame. No wonder we're so fat. I'll never understand at what point our planners decided it was illegal to actual...

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by Elementalism
Sun May 06, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 19387

Re: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

It’s a shame that none of those high speed rail markets are in the US. WAS-NYC is still in the US last time I checked... And no, it’s not a shame that we don’t have more high speed rail markets in the US. While the current US rail infrastructure was built to haul people and goods to open up the Ame...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 02, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear powered aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 4541

Re: Nuclear powered aircraft?

Tucker1 wrote:
Would it be feasible to make a nuclear powered airliner sometime? If not, i'm guessing the military has already thought of it.


Already tried in the 1950s. The military deemed it not worthy and moved on.

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by Elementalism
Wed May 02, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7690

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

Um, dude. No. Just....no. It might help your argument if you included some educated, reasoned input instead of sounding like a braindead teenage girl. Hilarious dude. That post was completely asinine lit up in Christmas colors yet I'm apparently brain dead. Good one. Why don't you clue the rest of ...

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by Elementalism
Wed May 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?
Replies: 81
Views: 7690

Re: 1st Int'l long haul Airline out of MKE?

I'd guess Icelandair would be a safe bet if international service comes to Milwaukee. But I think ORD being down the road hurts this airport. Buddy of mine who lives in Kohler will make the drive to ORD with the family because the cost of tickets are cheaper. So it does happen.

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by Elementalism
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7
Replies: 257
Views: 27073

Re: Flying 2000 miles over open water in twins powered by CFM56-7

I have found the most safe aircraft every built. I honestly dont even know how many engines this thing has. Seems like they stuck one wherever they could.

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