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by J
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 747-8 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 123
Views: 23924

Re: 747-8 troubles, the latest news...

Avatar Airlines continues shuffling papers: Excerpt: “I’m not saying that it’s first class,” he added, “but compared to what Spirit did, we’re probably going to be around 32, 33 [inches of seat pitch], which is not bad. And with the wide-body 747, you’ll have ample width, dual aisleways, there will ...
by J
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Argie railway museum virtual tour
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Argie railway museum virtual tour

I approve, a lot of interesting artifacts. (Although I almost felt drunk at first trying to lean how to navigate around!)
by J
Mon May 25, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Another Victim of COVID-19
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Another Victim of COVID-19

The Hertz Corporation, originally known as Rent-a-Car Inc., was founded by Chicago in 1918. This small car rental operation began with a dozen Model T Ford cars. Within five years, Jacob's fleet expanded to 600 vehicles—generating annual revenues of approximately US$1 million. Over the years the com...
by J
Sat May 23, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Wazzup
Replies: 18
Views: 162

Re: Wazzup

You are most welcome. Now post something that creates controversy so we can debate.
by J
Tue May 19, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Snowbirds crash
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Snowbirds crash

More discussion from Juan Brown including information about the aircraft, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Og_7sqU7s
by J
Thu May 14, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK
Replies: 13
Views: 2052

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Why Lufthansa Shelled Out $163 Million to Restore an Iconic ’50s Airliner—and Then Suddenly Pulled the Plug Two classic Lockheed Starliners take unusual paths to being restored to their former glory. COMMENT: Didn't realize that the ship now at the TWA hotel was earlier purchased by LH for parts to...
by J
Tue May 12, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Бе-200 создан на основе научно-технического задела
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Бе-200 создан на основе научно-технического задела

According to Wikipedia The Beriev Be-103 (in English sometimes called "Snipe") is an amphibious seaplane designed by the Beriev and constructed by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association (KnAAPO) in Russia. First flight‎: ‎15 July 1997 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnEE8X60ug8&featu...
by J
Fri May 08, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ban All Southwest Airlines' Engines #1
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Ban All Southwest Airlines' Engines #1

That damage looks pretty severe to be caused by striking a person but WN confirms: Southwest flight #1392 arrived safely after being cleared to land on runway 17R at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) this evening. The Southwest aircraft maneuvered to avoid an individual who appeared on ru...
by J
Wed May 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 249
Views: 54411

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

We on the internet live for acknowledgement, I suppose. And thanks.
by J
Wed May 06, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 249
Views: 54411

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

A380 Freighter Might Be More Trouble Than It’s Worth For COVID-19 Air Cargo Excerpt: But that is changing. An undisclosed airline has contracted Lufthansa Technik to support modification of one A380 into the first superjumbo “auxiliary freighter.” Airlines have not needed to press the A380 into reg...
by J
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 747-8 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 123
Views: 23924

Re: 747-8 troubles, the latest news...

Now It all makes sense. This Non-Existent Boeing 747 Airline Applied For US Government Aid US carrier Avatar Airlines has applied for US$15 million in funding through the CARES Act. The application was submitted to the US Secretary of Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, on Tuesday. The Las Vegas airline has h...
by J
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sigh...
Replies: 30
Views: 2031

Re: Sigh...

This is a video by a AA 777 first officer who has been out on a medical leave.
This is about as good an explanation as I've seen about what is currently going on with airlines required to provide a minimum of service to qualify for the big financial support.

https://youtu.be/mJmqssxtxe0
by J
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 249
Views: 54411

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Article from April 11: Incredible: Just ONE A380 Flying in The Sky! Coronavirus is now known to be aviation's biggest farewell party. It is hard to believe just one A380 is flying in the sky at the moment! At the same time, I noticed how many Boeing 747s are flying in the sky, covering almost all co...
by J
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FedEX MD11 Loses Nose Wheel
Replies: 1
Views: 375

FedEX MD11 Loses Nose Wheel

MD-11F has lost its right forward wheel during takeoff, with the crew only realizing once the aircraft had landed. The FAA is reporting that the wheel came loose during departure from San Antonio. * * * The three crew members landed the aircraft at Memphis after 85 minutes in the air, with no appare...
by J
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 249
Views: 54411

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

While it is understandable all sorts of aircraft are being temporarily parked, it doesn't look particularly good for A380. Last Airbus A380 flight for Lufthansa? Already prior to the Coronavirus crisis the airline announced it would limit the use of the wide-bodied aircraft. An A380 Lufthansa aircra...
by J
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Not_Karl, are you Not_Sad?
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Not_Karl, are you Not_Sad?

I am sad. Emotional Delta Pilot Flies A321 into Hibernation Today was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. A trip opened up to bring a Delta A321 to Victorville, CA for storage. I had no idea what I would see or the emotions I would feel. Chilling, apocalyptic, surreal..all words that stil...
by J
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sigh...
Replies: 30
Views: 2031

Re: Sigh...

Parked Planes Below is an article on where all the aircraft are being parked with lurid pictures of idle widebodies, etc. In the US several news articles are circling about shutting down the entire network due to ATC personnel with COVID-19 and nearly empty planes even after schedules have been slas...
by J
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Coronavirus acknowledgement thread.
Replies: 45
Views: 2520

Re: Coronavirus acknowledgement thread.

People remember the so-called Arab Oil Embargo of 1973. There were other shortages at that time. Here is a quote from the following article: It was December of 1973, Johnny Carson, during his opening monologue, made a joke about an upcoming toilet paper shortage. While Carson was not the first to co...
by J
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 64-Year-Old Convair CV-5800 Still Serving MIA
Replies: 5
Views: 662

64-Year-Old Convair CV-5800 Still Serving MIA

Here is an excerpt: One of my favorite things about Miami (and in particular where I live) is the amazing plane spotting opportunities. The city is really close to the airport, and from many parts of town you’re right under the approach path for the airport. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I ha...
by J
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report: Flyover ==> KDEN
Replies: 11
Views: 971

Re: Flight Report: Flyover ==> KDEN

What about the propellers in the underground transit system between terminals?
Skip ahead one minute to see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phqJ69MfM9Q
by J
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 249
Views: 54411

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

So now you can buy a tag made from the skin of the retired plane. (A skin tag?). The first run sold out so order now. Or, you can get a piece of an A340 or a 777.

https://www.aviationtag.com/en/produkt/ ... 80-9v-ska/
by J
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 747-8 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 123
Views: 23924

Re: 747-8 troubles, the latest news...

This doesn't look too viable...... Start-up US Carrier Avatar Airlines to Buy 30 Boeing 747-8 Excerpt On 19th November 2019, Avatar filed for a 121 certificate with the FAA; also filing with the Department of Transportation for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. 7th February 2020, Bo...
by J
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 249
Views: 54411

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Final Wing Leave Wales Factory (with photographs of wing being transported down a country lane)

https://www.pesmedia.com/airbus-a380-fi ... on-100220/
by J
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Pegasus Airlines 738 Crash Landing in Istanbul
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Pegasus Airlines 738 Crash Landing in Istanbul

From Wednesday February 5 Excerpt: Bloomberg) — At least three people were killed when a Turkish jetliner broke apart after landing in wet weather in Istanbul. In addition, 179 people were injured when the Boeing Co. 737-800 operated by Pegasus Airlines veered off the runway at Sabiha Gokcen airport...

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