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by barney captain
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 51
Views: 10723

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Yesterday southwest canceled around 50 flights for engine inspections. Today they are already at 111 flights canceled. Are the findings worse than anticipated? It doesn’t appear to be affecting the other 737 operators with mass cancellations. https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/23/us/southwest-flight-disru...

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by barney captain
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today
Replies: 51
Views: 10723

Re: Southwest cancels 100+ flights today

Yesterday southwest canceled around 50 flights for engine inspections. Today they are already at 111 flights canceled. Are the findings worse than anticipated? It doesn’t appear to be affecting the other 737 operators with mass cancellations. https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/23/us/southwest-flight-disru...

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by barney captain
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 303
Views: 41830

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

I can see OAK, SJC, SAN, LAX, SMF with current NG-ETOPS aircraft and then adding LAS & PHX when the MAX8 takes over the Hawaii Route Flying. Toss ups to me are PDX, SEA & ONT but I don't think AS would be too keen on that. FLY They noted the Max8 will be doing the Hawaii flying, not the 800...

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert
Replies: 37
Views: 12349

Re: ‘Sad ending’ for 2 DL 747's in the desert

Can not both feelings exist simultaneously? It is not mutually exclusive to state something like -

"A sad day but honorable ending for these 7474's"

It makes sense to me at least.

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increased thrust close to rotation
Replies: 30
Views: 1932

Re: Increased thrust close to rotation

This might be getting over-analyzed. It may have simply been the crew realizing - for whatever reason - that the AT's failed to set the correct thrust. I've seent this very thing. They then advanced the trust manually to the correct N1. Maybe it was set correctly and the crew wanted a little extra -...

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does this takeoff look safe?
Replies: 50
Views: 2511

Re: Does this takeoff look safe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qklHUVzvpPs


Was 10R closed? That was sketchy.

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nuke wrote:


Was 10R closed? That was sketchy.

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by barney captain
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13308

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

Just curious as why the plane diverted to a smaller airport (Panama City)? Was DAL, HOU and AUS tied up with thunderstorms? Or even PNS for that matter. ECP and PNS aren't far apart, but PNS is still closer to MSY than ECP. Everything to the west was on the other side of the line of weather - so th...

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 675
Views: 106855

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

How long could this aircraft continue to fly? I’ve always wondered about what would happen if a similar incident occurred on an ETOPS aircraft over the Atlantic or Pacific. How could the aircraft fly for an additional 3 hours (or the length of time certified)? Would the aircraft fly at a lower alti...

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by barney captain
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN codesharing: One of the biggest untapped markets today?
Replies: 23
Views: 2228

Re: WN codesharing: One of the biggest untapped markets today?

Well if I remember correctly, WN had partnerships with Westjet and Volaris at various points that both went belly up. Hey, I remember that Southwest had either a codeshare or an interline agreement with China Airlines (CI) in the early 2000s. I saw that in my OAG North American Pocket Flight Guide ...

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by barney captain
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN reaches agreement with MX union
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: WN reaches agreement with MX union

EA CO AS wrote:
The AMFA contract became amendable nearly six years ago??? That’s unbelievable. And not in a good way.


Pilots, FA's and Ramp/Ops all went 4+ years beyond their amenable dates. One might call it a trend.

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA buys stake in DY, considers full takeover
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: BA buys stake in DY, considers full takeover

A FOUR page thread already on this -

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6971

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

Are there any plans for a people mover to connect the terminals, or is this supposed to suffice? That bus system is horrible. The LAMP of which the people mover is part of is just about moving people easier on the pre security side. TBIT-4-8 are connected post security but require walking thought a...

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by barney captain
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with a childhood memory
Replies: 23
Views: 2088

Re: Help with a childhood memory

....except CCS sits directly on the coast, and certainly wouldn't appear hacked out of the jungle. There are tall mountains on one side, and a beach on the other. But did CCS look like that 48 years ago? Was there that much development that close to the airport? No, of course it would have looked v...

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by barney captain
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX
Replies: 60
Views: 6971

Re: LA City Council Approves People Mover for LAX

Are there any plans for a people mover to connect the terminals, or is this supposed to suffice? That bus system is horrible.

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by barney captain
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with a childhood memory
Replies: 23
Views: 2088

Re: Help with a childhood memory

....except CCS sits directly on the coast, and certainly wouldn't appear hacked out of the jungle. There are tall mountains on one side, and a beach on the other. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7b/47/ec/7b47ec2d5f02618e18943b7c269e96b9.jpg But did CCS look like that 48 years ago? Was there that muc...

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by barney captain
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with a childhood memory
Replies: 23
Views: 2088

Re: Help with a childhood memory

....except CCS sits directly on the coast, and certainly wouldn't appear hacked out of the jungle. There are tall mountains on one side, and a beach on the other.

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by barney captain
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help with a childhood memory
Replies: 23
Views: 2088

Re: Help with a childhood memory

Possibly CCS? This is a route map from 1970's -

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do new 737s for SouthWest go? How are they received?
Replies: 15
Views: 1927

Re: Where do new 737s for SouthWest go? How are they received?

I've picked up a few new a/c from PAE for entry into service - definitely a fun feeling. The short answer (at least for WN) is that Check Airman will do the official new aircraft acceptance at Renton. I believe most, if not all are taken to PAE for final fitting of equipment. I think the MAX went di...

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 254
Views: 24103

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Canada also has to do with not accepting foreign currency yet. Caribbean works taking US pax there and back. Canada needs 2 way traffic to be successful. Also, WN already has enough planes on order to take the fleet to 1,000. A big order would be largely for 737-700 replacement. Your first paragrap...

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propeller Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: Propeller Question

The quick answer is called "minimum induced loss" - a fancy term for describing what type of mission the propeller is to perform. On a 172, with a minimally powered engine, the tapered ends allow a more evenly distributed elliptical distribution of the induce loss. Higher performance engin...

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by barney captain
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines at LAX - 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1833

Re: Southwest Airlines at LAX - 2018

My question regarding WN at LAX is regarding how their international operations are handled. I know that they tend to use gates at the north end of TBIT for international arrivals, but after the aircraft are unloaded do they always tow them back to T1 immediately, or are passengers from T1 bused ov...

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by barney captain
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 254
Views: 24103

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

Sum -

Great data you supplied, thanks. Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any international markets reported - was that intentional?

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by barney captain
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances
Replies: 48
Views: 10474

Re: Senior CX Expat Pilots to continue receiving USD15K monthly housing allowances

Zeke -

Bottom line, I fully support you and all of the pilots at CX to establish and maintain an equitable working environment.

Let those who are talking smack, spend the time and money to go get the experience and ratings, to maybe then get a job - politely go pound sand.

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by barney captain
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.
Replies: 26
Views: 5145

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

The "probably a UFO" comment on the ATC recording was clearly not the Lear pilot, and was someone else on frequency making a joke. The youtube video makes it seem as if it were the Lear pilot making a statement. This very much sounds like something floating - not flying - up in the flight ...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever serve Brazil with the 747?
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Re: Did United ever serve Brazil with the 747?

I rode a UA 747SP from GRU-LAX in the early 90's - it did a GIG tag as well. Los Angeles – Sao Paulo – Rio de Janeiro 03OCT92 03APR93 UA 74L https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275587/united-airlines-boeing-747-network-1970-2017/ That route did not last very long. Perhaps last than a ...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United ever serve Brazil with the 747?
Replies: 13
Views: 1427

Re: Did United ever serve Brazil with the 747?

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... 1970-2017/
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I rode a UA 747SP from GRU-LAX in the early 90's - it did a GIG tag as well.

Los Angeles – Sao Paulo – Rio de Janeiro 03OCT92 03APR93 UA 74L

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... 1970-2017/

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by barney captain
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing and taking off on runway 9 - San Diego
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Landing and taking off on runway 9 - San Diego

It happens several times a year for some of the following reasons; Visibility due to fog Visibility/wind during winter storms (winds are typically out of the South) Winds during Santa Ana conditions (fairly rare for SAN) - landing on 9 when it's clear is an infrequent treat. When it's just reduced v...

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by barney captain
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?
Replies: 53
Views: 6921

Re: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?

My question is why are we always saying the same stuff over and over again regarding runways and delays due to weather. There is no doubt SFO will not miss the six or so people on this site who always complain. Look at the international growth at OAK and San Jose—something you did not see coming so...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 16211

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

We've all seen the lower altitude photos and videos and they do not look like this. Not even remotely similar to even the most disinterested people. The clouds look much closer and the sky is nowhere near as dark. For those asking about altitude here, it would be around 54,000ft, maybe 56,000ft. FL...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment
Replies: 23
Views: 2879

Re: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment

ilovelamp wrote:
Published Aug 25, 2016...

By definition, I think we can call this “old” news.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



From the video -

(Published Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018)


It aired yesterday, March 21st.

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 16211

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

I found it very surprising that this would be the only picture. However, at least after having just unsuccesfully googled "Concorde Mach 2 picture" it may actually be true! It is comforting that this one picture is aesthetically pleasing as well! I too spent a lot of time trying to find a...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: College or No College - Airline Job
Replies: 25
Views: 1807

Re: College or No College - Airline Job

You can get hired without a degree but not without the ratings and experience. Get your ratings, get hired at a regional THEN worry about whether you need a degree. Do it online on your overnights if you have to. You will waste valuable time and money chasing a degree that won't get you hired withou...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 16211

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

For those interested, I found (and purchased) a copy of the print here. It is signed by Mike Bannister, Chief Concorde Pilot, and Adrian Meredith, Photographer - 16x12. I have zero affiliation with the site, I just happened upon it while looking for more details of the pic. https://www.concordephoto...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Fact-Free Go-Around Investigation Segment
Replies: 23
Views: 2879

Re: Local SF NBC Affiliate Runs Hysterical Go-Around Investigation Segment

"It's not uncommon for go-arounds to occur when planes are quite close to their destination airport". Really? So they don't randomly perform go-arounds while in cruise?

F'ing morons.

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 16211

The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

I searched but didn't see this posted - truly an amazing picture. The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken in April 1985 by Adrian Meredith, from an RAF Tornado attack fighter, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was ...

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by barney captain
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11654

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

Well as a local resident of Hawaii, you'd be suprised just how many residents have never left the state. Another thing you are probably not aware of is the prevalence of initial mistrust of mainland companies in Hawaii, especially with older residents. There are valid reasons for this. To give you ...

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by barney captain
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11654

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

I get what you're saying and agree that it is logical that WN would enter the market from those locations. What I am not sold on is the idea that WN is going to run AS or HA out of those markets. One distinct advantage I see AS and HA having is that they'll benefit from PoS Hawaii in addition to Po...

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 35
Views: 53203

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

bugsbegone wrote:
That'll buff right out

(EDIT: DOH just noticed GE90man beat me to the same quote, LOL)


As did NearMiss in reply #4.

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11654

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

From a marketplace prospective, just what would WN offer by flying to Hawaii that isn’t already captured by every other carrier? Everyone with a 737NG now flies to Hawaii, WN’s fares are no longer low enough to count as an LCC (certainly couldn’t be on ETOPS routes), and operating a route solely fo...

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL
Replies: 89
Views: 11654

Re: Southwest is given permit for space at HNL

I think I agree with ibthebigd, they will announce HNL at the end of May. And I'm sure they will start flying as early at the second week in June. And I'm sure we won't - no way, not by summer. The airline hasn't received ETOPS certification yet, the crews don't even have a training program in plac...

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by barney captain
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule question
Replies: 25
Views: 2991

Re: Southwest schedule question

Yo, chill out. It's not a theory but a question. It was genuine. Don't be so asinine. Since the NG's have been doing the West Coast to Hawaii for a few decades now, it should be obvious that the MAX will have no issues. Wait, who is flying the NG to Hawaii? Seriously? DL, AS, UA, WS, AQ and soon SY...

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by barney captain
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suitcase escapes at ATL, makes a run for freedom
Replies: 20
Views: 3165

Re: Suitcase escapes at ATL, makes a run for freedom

......and yet another person not understanding the correct way to take a video. Landscape people - turn your phone sideways.

Airplanes. ;)

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by barney captain
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule question
Replies: 25
Views: 2991

Re: Southwest schedule question

How would the Max-8 perform? Wouldn't it barely make it there from LA? The MAX should have no problems betwen LAX and HNL. Where did you come up with that theory, Let me guess, the internet? Surely you don't an ailine like SWA would buy an airplane without seriously evaluating all the possible rout...

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by barney captain
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest order the 797?
Replies: 43
Views: 6443

Re: Will Southwest order the 797?

Speculating on whether an airline may or may not order an aircraft that may or may not be built and for one that has no solid configuration or performance information, seems like a waste of time.

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by barney captain
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN PHX/DAL Flight Diverts to ABQ
Replies: 9
Views: 1633

Re: WN PHX/DAL Flight Diverts to ABQ

Interesting that one passenger said he was shocked to find there was not a slide waiting for him when he took the overwing exit. He claims he was disoriented and confused when he made the 8 foot jump onto the tarmac. "It felt wrong when you're up there" he was quoted as saying. Will be in...

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by barney captain
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 11334

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

Even though the actual flight distance is nowhere near ultra-long haul, US West Coast to Hawaii flights are relatively lonely. Up until a few minutes ago I thought I had heard that the US west cost to Hawaii was the emptiest stretch of open ocean. That was always my understanding as well, but this ...

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by barney captain
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Pilot Question
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Commercial Pilot Question

It sounds like the leg was hand flown for whatever reason - likely due to the Autopilot deferred.

I flew 5000 hrs in a Metroliner that had no autopilot, so it pains me to hear that this skill is being lost.

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by barney captain
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Southwest unveils new Louisiana One livery
Replies: 61
Views: 8505

Re: Fun special SWA annnoumemt tommrow 12:30pm east coast time

Oilman wrote:
How can N946WN fly covered in all of that brown paper? Is it a paper airplane? :)


Well obviously it's fly paper............ :laughing:

She's on the ground in MSY,,,,,,,,,,,,did any spotters get spy shots?

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by barney captain
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7
Replies: 41
Views: 10935

Re: Southwest may take 500 MAX 7

He's very popular among the employees


There are several major unions that say otherwise.

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