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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How 'Bout Some Nostalgia
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: How 'Bout Some Nostalgia

Want to feel young again? How bout a trip down memory lane? What about reliving the good 'ol days? If any of that interests you,then book a flight on one of AA's 767-300s. Low seat backs, dingy interior, overhead luggage bins that people 6'2" can barely reach. It'll feel like...1983. I had the...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 30436

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Nomadd wrote:
The most important thing is that nothing happens for one more day so I can catch my flight out of Keflavik. I'm going to miss those cheap 1st class fares.


First Class? On WOW? You’ve got to be kidding...

Or you don’t know what a real First Class is.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 114
Views: 16156

Re: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ

Looking at the charts for CYHZ, surely it’s time to start looking at introducing RNAV LPV more widely into commercial aircraft? If you had an aircraft that can fly those minimums then situations like shooting an approach with a rather high tailwind component in relatively poor weather could become ...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 11013

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

Spanish must rank in the top 3 or 4 native languages spoken by KLM's passengers (sharing podium with English and French). They fly to at least 8 countries where the official language is Spanish. It's hard to believe that on a flight TO MADRID they didn't have one single FA that could speak at least...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 30436

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

True, but the cargo revenue is not equally dispersed around the network. Very limited on some routes.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 30436

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

I don't think replacing FI's 757 would work in all markets (with WOW's A321's). I believe the 752's have a slightly longer range, which is important for cities like Portland, Vancouver, Anchorage and Seattle. You are correct. Until the A321neoLR arrives, the 757 is the only narrowbody that can reli...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 30436

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

The reality is WOW was not going to dissapear soon. This was a strategic move by Iceland air. Take out their competition so they regain some pricing power on routes. If this gets approved its good for Iceland air. And in what reality was WOW air not going to disappear? It has already been in the Ic...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 5858

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

Blerg wrote:
Interesting that FI has only an hour on the ground in YVR. Isn't that a bit tight especially if both flights are full?


Not a problem with a good handler.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?
Replies: 112
Views: 22051

Re: WOW Air Axes JFK and DFW Routes: is Their Model Failing?

[Would be amazed if 10% of their pax end their journeys in Iceland. No, the flights from DFW, STL, CVG & CLE has a high number of O&D-Pax. 60-70% of all Passengers on this routes end their journey in KEF. ;) I would concur with that. There is a lot of american opportunistic travellers to Ic...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut
Replies: 16
Views: 5272

Re: BA 747 cargo doors stuck shut

Pretty much happens on all jets. I have flown 4 different types and it has happened at one time or another on all.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 14954

Re: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE

So WOW is shedding routes at quite a pace. No word yet on getting rid of airplanes? The route cuts so far would indicate a lot of idle airplanes in a short while.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1385
Views: 105872

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

stl07 wrote:
^^
actually though, I find it interesting that TWO KEF-based LLCs are going belly up at the same time, AND their flag carrier is doing horribly


Primera was never really KEF based.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?
Replies: 26
Views: 1953

Re: Is this added security for US-bound passengers?

This is being implemented AFAIK for all flights to US. Total crap. I may fly there for a living, but I rarely spend vactions there.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WW ending STL, CVG, CLE
Replies: 136
Views: 14954

Re: WW ending STL (for now)

Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. But not being discussed there. Better discussed in the thread you took it from. But only a 2.5 month gap. Not really a big deal. Your threads are very good, but this impacts more than just people in th...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600
Replies: 27
Views: 5028

Re: EMBRAER launches 2 new executive jets: Praetor 500 & Praetor 600

Poor buggers that have to sit in this thing for 8 hours...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 36520

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

AOC must be gone by now. The Danish CAA is not going to authorise a carrier that has publicly declared bankruptsy to continue flying.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 36520

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Who will take max9? Probably Icelandair,Turkish,United,Alaska,Aeromexico or who knows... A321neo will go as hot cakes. They had crazy business plan and they failed miserably. JetBlue will think twice before they start new TATL ops. Who knows what will happened in future with low cost long haul but ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 36520

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

The almost frantic announcement of high conception routes for Summer 2020 with the -9MAX did make me wonder how well things were going. They planned to fly longer routes on an aircraft with shorter range. It never made much sense. But that is nothing to do with Primera and everything to do with you...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 19615

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

http://www.ruv.is/frett/wow-aflysir-flugi-a-thrja-afangastadi-i-vetur Announced today: WOW air dropping Stockholm, Edinburgh and San Francisco on Nov. 5th. According to their PR spin this is due to late A330neo... Believe what you want. SFO is the only A330 destination of those 3. And India flight ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air bankruptcy
Replies: 185
Views: 36520

Re: Primera Air bankruptcy

Good riddance. This company jumped from one country to another to find the lowest common denominator regulatory wise. The trail of court suits is long. I have personally known the CEO for a long time, and I know the owners track record. My description of them is not fit for print. I also know severa...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi
Replies: 178
Views: 18841

Re: Wow Air to announce flights to Delhi

I can’t see 4 A339 being needed for 3-5 DEL flights per week, so something else is needed. And how are they going to manage 3x DEL on the current fleet? Which current destinations will lose frequencies or flights altogether?

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 19615

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

From Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/wow-air-ipo-plan-a-rarity-in-europe-s-barren-airline-market

Higher interest than Air Berlin... and we all know how that story went. Finnair aside top of the list appear to be the usual suspects.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong
Replies: 41
Views: 10064

Re: Air Belgium to end flights to Hong Kong

So they will become the HiFly from Belgium? A388 If they succeed, it looks like it. But the article mentions also they expect an operational loss of 10 million euros over 2018, after losing 3 million in 2017. The region invested in Air Belgium in order to attract new jobs, and they planned a new te...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees
Replies: 28
Views: 2072

Re: Delta joins United, JetBlue in raising bag fees

I hope the airlines are ready for most passengers to bring an obscene size of carry-ons through to the gate now. Gate checking will happen on every single flight and I expect more fights to happen on-board. This is all on them. Already happened with US originating pax on flight to Europe. Even if t...

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO
Replies: 25
Views: 4028

Re: Christian Scherer replaces Eric Schultz as Airbus CCO

We might never know what exactly happened to Schultz. It seems Airbus could use more women in Top Management. Well in my dealings with both Boeing and Airbus for over a decade, the Airbus teams have always been mixed gender. I have yet to meet a female Boeing medium / high level representative. I a...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 19615

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

According to the media in Iceland this morning they have a guarantee for ~50 million euros in new bonds. The media is also claiming that we will see issuance of new equity shares and a new key investor in the company. Could it be another airline? Yet to be formally finalized, but news this morning ...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 19615

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

+1 I can appreciate a well-run business that succeeds and is sustainable. I can’t appreciate haphazardly run airborne philanthropic endeavours that are praised for stimulating the market while they work their way towards insolvency because they sell their product for a pittance... all this while th...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Rebanking
Replies: 44
Views: 8314

Re: Icelandair Rebanking

Icelandair is confirming the second bank in this article today: https://turisti.is/2018/09/nyir-timar-hja-icelandair-a-keflavikurflugvelli/ Confirmed routes for the second bank: Europe: Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Hamburg and Zürich North Amer...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

Oh, completely misunderstood. I thought Delta was breaking ground by training their FAs for overseas shopping... oh well.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19610

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

TVNWZ wrote:
There seems to be an increasing number of fume events on new airplanes recently. Strange odors. Weird smells that are making people nauseous etc. Wonder if this could be something along those lines. Bad bleed air?


Yes there were some truly bad smells on my Haj flights...never again.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW loads KEF-MCO eff 18 Dec
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re: WOW loads KEF-MCO eff 18 Dec

Easily doable on the A321neo. I believe they have a few in their fleet. Not easily in winter winds. Either lose some pax or land for fuel. It's only 3,000nm. It should be easily doable even in Winter. It´s 3071nm GC distance. Route distance is always 2-3% longer. And longer still if non-ETOPS as so...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW loads KEF-MCO eff 18 Dec
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re: WOW loads KEF-MCO eff 18 Dec

bgm wrote:
Easily doable on the A321neo. I believe they have a few in their fleet.


Not easily in winter winds. Either lose some pax or land for fuel.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...
Replies: 11
Views: 4325

Re: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...

Why hangar it? Occasionally even for in-production aircraft types, certain parts are hard to come by. What would hangaring it accomplish?

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange noise coming from a Boeing 777-200 during flight?
Replies: 25
Views: 7296

Re: Strange noise coming from a Boeing 777-200 during flight?

So not strange sounds at all... :shock:

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?
Replies: 51
Views: 6195

Re: Hamburg - just one US flight satisfying the demand?

Plenty of one-stop options to wherever in USA. If “Hamburgers” need to connect anyway, perhaps they prefer to do it on the east side (or middle) of the Atlantic, rather than on the west side.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Airport in Antarctica
Replies: 11
Views: 1580

Re: Commercial Airport in Antarctica

There already is a commercial service in Antarctica. Provided by Antarctic Logistics and Expeditions at Union Glacier. https://antarctic-logistics.com/ Operated for about 8 weeks during the summer season. Great bunch of people. Great video about the camp https://vimeo.com/107231188

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7637

Re: Primera with TATL from Berlin Tegel

Has Boeing secretly beefed up the MAX 9? These flights are 3,500nm and longer - other airlines will certainly keep an eye on this development. I have always had a soft spot for the 900/900ER/MAX 9 and now MAX 10, and if the 9 and 10 can be tweaked like the A321NEO, I think many airlines will conver...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 17064

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

This seems like it can easily be retrofitted to the other members like the MAX9? Looks like it. I wonder how much it will weigh. The 727 has a similar single bogie landing gear and was rated to 229,000lbs. So this really isn't "un precedented" territory at all. IIRC 727 mlg tires were a l...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 17064

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

So this does nothing to help with tailstrikes on landing, only work to “catapult” the airplane off the runway. Color me unimpressed. Ok, I have now noticed how the bottom end extension also drops down on landing, but unless there is a serious downward force on that linkage, it will hardly help with ...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling
Replies: 39
Views: 7185

Re: Primera Air Transatlantic Service Stopping in Iceland for Refueling

Well the 738 may well be non-ETOPS as well requiring a significantly longer routing. Probably at least to 62N050W, which would be the point where they could turn southwestbound, due to the requirement to stay within 60 minutes of airports. No way a 738 could do that non-stop.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 1850

Re: Saudi 787-8 doing touch-and-go’s at AFW?

BoeingGuy wrote:
I didn’t think that civilian operators do touch and gos for training with civil airplanes. Boeing does them during test flights sometimes.


Why not? Base training on type rating is still done by a lot of operators.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air looking for cash
Replies: 36
Views: 8098

Re: WOW Air looking for cash

Desperation? 40% fare sale... https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/cheap-flights/wow-air-flash-sale-sees-13122180 What do those with financial knowhow here say? Is anyone likely to buy their (unsecured) credit notes when they are very much affecting their revenue stream for the coming months?

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 23
Views: 3383

FRe: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

Is the lurch at 1:10 from going into idle reverse, or did the pilot hit the brakes? Brakes. Reverse does not cause a lurch. Sometimes you simply get distracted with something like a radio call, or finding the correct exit etc. as all humans do and simply may have forgotten to stow the reversers. No...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland

[quote="SRQKEF"]Air Berlin used to operate seasonal charters there AFAIK.

Fun place to fly into. On a day like the picture shows.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6804

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

Do-the-math. A 737MAX9 with just on ACT is going to be around 49t OEW. With a MTOW of 88,3t. So around 39t to play with. Primera’s 738 seat 189 pax. A -9 has space for two more rows realistically. Potentially 201 seats. Which no one would do due to an added FA. Lets just assume 189 pax. 19t payload....

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: Previous scheduled flights to Greenland

Air Iceland Connect and its previous incarnations (within or as) Icelandair have served Greenland for over 50 years.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15342

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

There are many agencies besides the Air Marshals allowed to carry weapons on aircraft, and I always felt better having them there. Unfortunately things happen, but the vast majority of the time they all do their jobs extremely well. Also, don’t forget about the FFDO program. It is one of the best a...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America
Replies: 48
Views: 6804

Re: Primera Air announces routes from BRU to N. America

A long time ago I used to fly MAN-IAD for a UK carrier on a 752. Before winglets. It was a struggle.
A 739MAX with BRU-IAD which is 300nm longer is not going to last. ACTs or not.

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 69
Views: 7602

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

For a while a quarter to third of our fleet was freighters. I liked the variety, being rid of passengers and cabin crew for a week or so at a time. The on-time pressure of freight was greater than pax flying. But glad I did not have to do it full time. And for freighter trips I left my hat back home...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?
Replies: 23
Views: 3383

Re: Reverse Thrust on high-speed exit?

aeropix wrote:
Sometimes you simply get distracted with something like a radio call, or finding the correct exit etc. as all humans do and simply may have forgotten to stow the reversers.


No.

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