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    i bet they then drop the PS757s and put 3-class...

    i bet they then drop the PS757s and put 3-class 767s on the EWR-LAX/SFO routes.

    what i found interesting is that during a recent port authority/FAA discussion of JFK construction, the...
  2. http://www.foxharbor.com/images/FHL%202001/Eagle_2...

    http://www.foxharbor.com/images/FHL%202001/Eagle_206.JPG

    This was at one point a corporate aircraft. Looks like it later flew charter and then was repainted in a traditional scheme.
  3. if a drone is going to have major malfunction, it...

    if a drone is going to have major malfunction, it is likely that gravity will be the winner.

    some of the better models have a function if they loose signal or are getting low on battery, they...
  4. ok, so here is the deal. the NTSB has ruled...

    ok, so here is the deal.

    the NTSB has ruled against the FAA in several enforcement actions saying that the FAA does not have enforceable regulations against UAS/drones. however, this only...
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    1990's SAAB overrun at LaGuardia?

    http://www.hemmings.com/hmn/stories/2011/01/01/hmn_feature24.html

    I was talking with a former USAir pilot and he was telling me that maybe around 25 years ago, a SAAB runway friction tester wasn't...
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    There was something remarkable that day, and that...

    There was something remarkable that day, and that was Eastern 902 which was a company L-1011 just in front of it. This article states it was the Captain, but Eastern pilots have told me it was the...
  7. Thread: Black Boxes

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    The idea that there will only be two hours of...

    The idea that there will only be two hours of data on the back boxes is false. The two hours is based on the certification minimum and was the standard when the black boxes used infinite tape loops...
  8. Gusting 35 direct is my record in a PA-16,...

    Gusting 35 direct is my record in a PA-16, PA-28R, and the EMB-145. The Aviat Husky I found to be horrible in crosswinds, but when they are strong you can just land across the runway.

    Love...
  9. There were at least two other jet powered trains...

    There were at least two other jet powered trains in the United States. Union Pacific had the GETLs and Amtrak had the Turbotrain. Both were turboshaft powered, but not the turbojet of the Beetle. ...
  10. http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=d8...

    http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=d8f2a2e35f31135595bcbcff85c6e31e&rgn=div5&view=text&node=14:4.0.1.1.30&idno=14

    The key is "scheduled" service. So most 135 air taxi operations will...
  11. Pressurized aircraft used to take a lot more...

    Pressurized aircraft used to take a lot more bleed air from the engines and recirculated less. This was due to the both smoking and just how the initial designs were done.

    Current aircraft use...
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    There is still one ex-Eastern aircraft still...

    There is still one ex-Eastern aircraft still floating around in commercial service:

    http://www.planespotters.net/Production_List/Boeing/757/22210,N618AU-US-Airways.php

    USAirways had several...
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    8 of the 318's built were scrapped for economic...

    8 of the 318's built were scrapped for economic reasons.
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    just so frank lorenzo won't be there with it.

    just so frank lorenzo won't be there with it.
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    What about a Reno Air livery?

    What about a Reno Air livery?
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    MTA Holiday Train 2013

    Runs on the 6th Avenue line every Sunday from now until New Year's.

    http://www.mta.info/metrocard/promos/Vintagetrain/
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    However, the engine for the DC-10, the General...

    However, the engine for the DC-10, the General Electric CF-6, will live on for many more years and remains in production today. The engine that powered the L-1011, the Rolls Royce RB-211 also lives...
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    if american airlines were going to have a full...

    if american airlines were going to have a full line of retro paint, that would have to include Reno and TWA.

    and i don't see them ever doing that.
  19. http://www.thirdamendment.com/wrongway.html ...

    http://www.thirdamendment.com/wrongway.html

    The Atlas pilots now belong to a not so small group of pilots. This is a great summary of landing at the wrong airport.

    The TWA 707 had the interior...
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    http://queensquietskies.org/ ...

    http://queensquietskies.org/

    http://www.prospectparkquietskies.org/



    you would not believe what you hear at these meetings.
  21. i was indeed going to mention that the MD-95 is...

    i was indeed going to mention that the MD-95 is smaller than the MD-90.

    the 737 series (100-900) generally gets larger with increasing versions, with the exception of the -500, -600, and -700s.
    ...
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    although i never wore the union paraphernalia, i...

    although i never wore the union paraphernalia, i was very proud of the the job i did and that i was a union member.

    prior to the FAA, ALPA was the leader in aviation safety. they say the...
  23. http://gothamist.com/2013/10/21/drone_abs_steel.ph...

    http://gothamist.com/2013/10/21/drone_abs_steel.php#photo-1
  24. The remarks on useful load are very important in...

    The remarks on useful load are very important in terms of general aviation. Even with the FAA "standard" weight of 170 pounds, only a few aircraft can carry people in each seat with a full tanks of...
  25. The S76 is a loud helicopter. There are two...

    The S76 is a loud helicopter. There are two things going against it. The first is weight, and the more weight on the rotor blade, the stronger the vortices off the tips. That's the...
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