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by N757ST
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 3798

Re: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?

The A330 will quite happily perform a CATIIIB autoland, at MTOW, on a single engine. Close, provided that the runway is approved for automatic landing, the flight crew can decide to perform an autoland up to 229 t. With all due respect, ThrottleHold is making little sense with the pre-simulator the...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 Billion
Replies: 76
Views: 11596

Re: DL announces Q3 2017 pre-tax profit USD $1.7 BILLION

Profits like that could lead to new entrants in the market. 16% operating margin is high and I doubt airlines will be able to sustain that margin. Capacity constraints at major city airports, high cost of capital for entry, multi year back logs for available equipment and an acute shortage of emplo...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6431

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

Also Bob, if you believe lower wages will suddenly lead to lower airfare, think again. The airlines are the most profitable in their history in spite of the current pilot wages. By lowering wages you generate less pilots entering the workforce, which means less flights, higher airfares, but much hig...

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by N757ST
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6431

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

It is at least logical that airlines should pay for the training of their new pilots. This could be done through a national air academy program, jointly funded by all airlines (and perhaps also by a military ROTC type program). You and the OP sound like Franco/Deutsch/Sino communists. Why does the ...

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by N757ST
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Re: Is there a reason that ISP does not really have Western / West Coast service?

It’s also fairly runway limited. Not to the point where it can’t be done, but it’s harder.

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by N757ST
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relief Flights to/from SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 2355

Re: Relief Flights to/from SJU

I was there recently. I wouldn't be surprised if they increase arrival rates soon. The SJU radar is back online, as are both ILS approaches. Approach, tower, etc are all back up, but approach seems limited. San Juan center is operating west of San Juan, it seemed they were still having some issues w...

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by N757ST
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14692

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

In my airline a peanut allergy forces the flight attendants to not serve peanut products a couple rows in front and back of the passengers... not the whole plane. A 737 is large enough that if the animals were on the opposite ends of the plane, both can be accommodated. If your allergy is so severe ...

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by N757ST
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS pilot taken with high alcohol level - must meet in court
Replies: 20
Views: 4092

Re: SAS pilot taken with high alcohol level - must meet in court

According to the accusation, the pilot was about to fly an SAS flight on an international route this spring but was stopped before reaching so far. The police had random control and measured the promille to 0.64. The promille limit for flying is 0.2. 0.2?? Is that Norwegian or SK limit? Everywhere ...

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by N757ST
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue and FA Union
Replies: 77
Views: 10086

Re: JetBlue and FA Union

Hearing multiple reports that B6 FA's are looking to join a union, specifically the TWU. If they get their wish, I assume the mechanics/ground crew will not be far behind. My concern comes with unions coming in and B6 as a company. While B6 is stable they are not rolling in the dough. All these uni...

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by N757ST
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20444

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

And actually... the 250 below 10 once they were (12 miles? Our SOP doesn't all ow it, so I forget) off shore you can do whatever speed you want. Doesn't necessarily gain you anything except for a lot more damage if you hit a sea bird.

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by N757ST
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20444

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

There are so many questions about the operation of the flights I would ask: did they use auto land on 431 due to the weather, did both flights have free range in navigating while transversing the storm, or did they still have to clear every deviation and turn with ATC; did 302 take off using TOGA o...

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by N757ST
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20444

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

A mechanic is not needed to sign the logbook off as this would only happen if the plane broke and the pilot wrote something up. And does DL even staff maintenance at SJU? Plenty of vendors and other airlines. SJU isnt an ETOPS flight, its an EOW. I don't know if DL has their own mechanics or not, b...

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by N757ST
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20444

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

And yes... it is an overnight.

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by N757ST
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20444

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

I didn't mean to say delta bashed. The lack of ability to edit on their board is bothersome.

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by N757ST
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 20444

Re: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)

Jumbo--- I think maybe people would take you a bit more seriously if you just toned it down a bit... or maybe a lot. I'm going to guess you work for delta in some capacity, but whatever. Moving on, as a pilot with years of experience, I don't think Delta did anything risky in taking off. I think the...

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by N757ST
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma
Replies: 169
Views: 9064

Re: SXM/St. Maarten Has Taken a Direct Hit of 185mph/295km/h Cat-5 Hurricane Irma

https://youtu.be/YnKwhaTCqaM
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jackieman27 wrote:
Any more updates from SXM?


Here's a video from what's left of the Sunset looking at what's left of the Sonesta. The Sonesta will be closed until at least the end of the year.

https://youtu.be/YnKwhaTCqaM

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by N757ST
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning
Replies: 40
Views: 12323

Re: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning

"I'm not sure what you are all twisted up about. Pilots don't just "find" MX problems to cancel a flight." Yes, they do. And sometimes the reasons they come up with are much more farcical than a MX issue. Bottom line is that crews sometimes do whatever they can to get out of fly...

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by N757ST
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning
Replies: 40
Views: 12323

Re: United Pilot Freaks Out Passengers With Horrific Tornado Warning

I can almost guarantee you the actual announcement was something like "sorry folks, were delayed due to severe weather including possible tornados at destination, yards yada yada".... "sorry we are frustrated to and might find out". Then a game of telephone ensued in the cabin wh...

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1554

Re: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner

As in he didn't pay the 100+ million needed to build a runway stressed for large or even medium sized aircraft.

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1554

Re: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner

Sounds like not the smartest builder. I highly, highly doubt his 9000 foot runway was built for aircraft that could need or even use that length.

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner
Replies: 11
Views: 1554

Re: It's now possible to buy your own airport in Sweden – if you can convince the owner

Just looks like a private strip... hundreds of them in the USA. Jumbolair is a whole different animal. Most strips are 1000-2500 feet, many grass. Jumbolair is MUCH bigger.

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2605

Re: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?

Yep, they do all the time. Jetblue operates exclusively in the SFO international terminal.

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by N757ST
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More range for A321LR?
Replies: 66
Views: 19645

Re: More range for A321LR?

I wonder if there is a plan soon to go to a double bogie main gear. With the current a321 weight they are approaching and exceeding in some airports the concrete weight limitations. I want to say some airports like BDL have around a ~190,000lb limit single bogie gear.

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by N757ST
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?
Replies: 68
Views: 20419

Re: Why are airlines getting rid of their E190's prematurely?

Extremely high costs for C and D checks, and engine mx costs.

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by N757ST
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Venezuela: The endgame at last?
Replies: 13
Views: 1182

Re: Venezuela: The endgame at last?

High prices of oil wont stabilize the country one bit. Maduro and his cronies have bled and neglected the petro industry too long. Now other countries are hesitant to even allow their tankers to dock due to disrepair.

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by N757ST
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: family & B6 feud over removal
Replies: 41
Views: 4161

Re: family & B6 feud over removal

Those defending the family should read the airlines side, where they were threatening crew members and cursing at them. An airline doesn't consider a lifetime ban if they aren't very confident the people were severely in the wrong

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by N757ST
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11365

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Gentlemen, what I meant by that was generally most airlines while reporting income will report GAAP net income minus specials in their press releases. As far as I've seen, Delta is the only one that exuberantly announces and advertises pre tax earnings. Jetblue, United, Southwest, and American don't...

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by N757ST
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11365

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

I understand that delta likes to showboat with their financials, but it's a little bit dishonest when every other carrier is reporting their net income, and Delta is puffing their chest with their earnings and putting a little disclaimer below "pre tax." Obviously it's a great quarter for ...

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by N757ST
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany
Replies: 97
Views: 2692

Re: NY Mayor Bill De Blasio Abandons Civic Duties To Join Leftist Protestors In Germany

So that is one biased topic. From the article: "No, de Blasio will join comrades at such events as the Hamburg Zeigt Haltung (Hamburg Shows Attitude) protest rally for “democracy and human rights.”" Oh really shame on him to protest for democracy and human rights. And for the violence, th...

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by N757ST
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19884

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

You obviously don't understand why Mint works. It has great soft product on board with great innovative and cool food/drink choices that's loved by pretty much everyone who flew it. The FAs have to be specially trained for Mint and provide better service than the legacies. It's been able to charge ...

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by N757ST
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist
Replies: 74
Views: 19884

Re: Jetblue talks about 321lrs across the Atlantic with a twist

How much extra range would a Mint heavy A321LR have over a standard config? I am very interested in knowing the answer to this question as well... When Norwegian ordered the A321LR the CEO said at the press conference that the plane would be configured with 220 seats and would be used to fly from t...

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by N757ST
Sat May 27, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Donates N707JT
Replies: 59
Views: 20594

Re: John Travolta Donates N707JT

Even this archived A.net thread from over a decade ago, mentions the 74L & his type rating on the 744. Travolta isn't type rated on the 747, according to the FAA he's qualified in: Medical Medical Class: First, Medical Date: 4/2017 MUST WEAR CORRECTIVE LENSES FOR NEAR AND DISTANT VISION. Certif...

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by N757ST
Fri May 26, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash at Teterboro
Replies: 52
Views: 15982

Re: Crash at Teterboro

With reference to and with all due respect to N757ST post #49, I understand the point, but IMO this last minute circle to land maneuver from the Rwy6 ILS to Rwy1, and especially in relatively high winds and gusts, is less than desirable, to say the least. This is not a mere side step to a parallel ...

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by N757ST
Wed May 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320neo with mood lightning?
Replies: 16
Views: 2427

Re: First narrowbody with mood lightning

First narrowbody with mood lighting? What about virgin America or Jetblue's a321s?

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by N757ST
Mon May 22, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash at Teterboro
Replies: 52
Views: 15982

Re: Crash at Teterboro

May the two pilots RIP, and Gods comfort for the families and loved ones. Coming out of the circling heading and then to runway 01 heading with significant steady winds and gusts could have resulted in wind shear and sudden airspeed loss coincident with overbanking to quickly get back on runway cen...

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by N757ST
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to link MCO with Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Replies: 13
Views: 2037

Re: JetBlue to link MCO with Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

flyby519 wrote:
Do we know the schedules for these flights? Seems like it could be prime redeye candidate to increase E190 utilization.


No nighttime B6 operations at PAP... you know that ;)

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by N757ST
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of AA JFK-DFW
Replies: 45
Views: 7616

Re: lack of AA JFK-DFW

It took me 45 minutes last week to go from the long term long to the split with the GCP... 30 minutes with the disaster that is the central terminal construction project... common man... you're a New Yorker, you know that's not realistic. Very best case with (0) traffic and an a-hole cab driver and ...

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by N757ST
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight
Replies: 42
Views: 13799

Re: 87 years old woman humiliated on a 13 hours flight

Folks... there has to be some middle ground. I've been flying for the airlines for 14 years and I've seen both sides of this. The likelyhood is most 90 minute taxis are slow, we don't even want the FAs calling us when you are in the toilet at that point. We get it... but don't be rude and form a lin...

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by N757ST
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The A320 "barking dog" hydraulics
Replies: 35
Views: 6345

Re: The A320 "barking dog" hydraulics

As stated above that is the PTU. My airline and many others have elected a procedure to taxi with the yellow electric pump on during single engine taxi, this gets rid of the noise. Upon starting the second engine the pump comes off and the PTU engages, this is why you will always hear it on second e...

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by N757ST
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 22427

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

I meant through college. Damn iPad and airliners.net not allowing me to edit.

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by N757ST
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs
Replies: 168
Views: 22427

Re: Norwegian is hiring for pilot jobs

Are they applying for B737/A320 jobs? Airlines will certainly choose to promote their own pilots to widebodies, which is what EK pilots would have been flying. The demand for pilots at the big US carriers would be for the narrow-body fleets, I would imagine. That's not how this works. That's not ho...

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by N757ST
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 260
Views: 24187

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

I love all the comments here about the "loyal VX flyers." I'm not questioning that there are some, but let's be realistic...they never translated to profits. AS on the other hand , is leading the industry in profitability despite being the target of one of the largest airlines in the worl...

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by N757ST
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Pilot, Wife, Die of Overdose
Replies: 19
Views: 4713

Re: Spirit Airlines Pilot, Wife, Die of Overdose

There have been instances where pilots 'appear' to be under the influence and have reported to work. Unfortunately because of union rules, no breath, blood, or urine sample may be taken without a union rep in attendance. Only problem is the rep is 500 miles away and not answering their phone, and w...

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by N757ST
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 9018

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

Jetblue's a320s are not MTOW limited, it's a fuel volume issue. 42,200 lbs of jet a only gets you so far with strong head winds, requiring an occasional though infrequent fuel stop. The A321s have much higher fuel volume increases plus ACTs, so they rarely if ever need to stop. Are all JetBlue A320...

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by N757ST
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 9018

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

What is the MTOW rating of JetBlue's A320 fleet? The lower 73500 MTOW ones are range limited. Jetblue's a320s are not MTOW limited, it's a fuel volume issue. 42,200 lbs of jet a only gets you so far with strong head winds, requiring an occasional though infrequent fuel stop. The A321s have much hig...

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by N757ST
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch
Replies: 191
Views: 17256

Re: JetBlue May Delay ATL Launch

Hey JJ, what alternate reality are you living in with regards to JB plane condition? Let's keep posts (even opinions) based on some common reality basis. You may not like the planes or the airline...but the reality is that airline has fleetwide TVs, leather seats, and free wifi...which no one else ...

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by N757ST
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friday Fun Thead----Beer Styles(Spring 2017)
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Friday Fun Thead----Beer Styles(Spring 2017)

Lawson's finest sip of sunshine. Simply the best IPA/DIPA in the world IMO. I have some treehouse Julius and alt-ego in my fridge but I don't see what all the fuss is about. Heady topper isn't as good as it used to be, crusher and focal bang are still good. We have a great local brewery in southeast...

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by N757ST
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?
Replies: 51
Views: 5026

Re: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?

FYI, the only reason there are any limits at all with Cat iii ILS landings is it's damn hard to find the taxiways below 600rvr.

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by N757ST
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?
Replies: 51
Views: 5026

Re: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?

This may be a dumb question, but how much will a Cat III ILS help B6 at ORH? Don't airlines still have minimums and I thought it was FedEx and UPS that really benefited from a full Cat III. I would guess that B6 would benefit a fair bit, but do they really need a Cat III over say a Cat II? I don't ...

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by N757ST
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?
Replies: 51
Views: 5026

Re: JetBlue ORH (Worcester) Plans?

And sorry, cat ii depending on equipment is between 1000 and 1600rvr.

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