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    Let’s approach from the West…wait…maybe the East…turn North…turn West…turn South…cruise over RW’s house…hell…let’s land this puppy and get a beer with SAAB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    Let’s approach from the West…wait…maybe the East…turn North…turn West…turn South…cruise over RW’s house…hell…let’s land this puppy and get a beer with SAAB.
    How low did you get on the first approach? Hopefully it wasn't a real go-around - those can be scary. (don't ask me why I know that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabouya View Post
    How low did you get on the first approach? Hopefully it wasn't a real go-around - those can be scary. (don't ask me why I know that)
    Actually it was a bolter, he missed all 3 wires and had to go around.
    ProTip, lower the hook before the landing gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabouya View Post
    How low did you get on the first approach? Hopefully it wasn't a real go-around - those can be scary. (don't ask me why I know that)
    I had one of those at LaGuardia. Something about the pilot wanting a second look at Kissena Velodrome because Nelson Vails was making an appearance.

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    The new rules to get a COVID test within 24 hrs of departure for returning to the US is really a balancing act. You can pay up for 3 hr test in the UK or get a same day test which comes back by midnight. If your flight is early the next day, it makes going through the whole Verifly process of all your documents a real tight fit before departing to the airport.

    At least I can still fly....

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    Old School last evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post

    Old School last evening.
    DeHaviland propeller plane?

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    Flying Murican tomorrow to Newark from Vegas via Charlotte. Army-Navy game. We have saved so much money by not traveling that I sprung for second row on the round trip. I'm 6'1" and my wife is 6'3", so the legroom will be nice. I've never flown into Newark, only JFK and LaG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    I'm 6'1" and my wife is 6'3", so....
    Wait...even if you got that reversed, wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monadnocky View Post
    Wait...even if you got that reversed, wow.
    Not reversed, Div 1 Volleyball paid for her degree back in the late 80s. Her younger sister (52) is the same height. I asked her one time about playing basketball, and she said her sister was always better at basketball. Then she paused, "but I was still all-state (Colorado) in basketball and had scholarship offers, I just liked volleyball better."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbill View Post
    Flying Murican tomorrow to Newark from Vegas via Charlotte. Army-Navy game. We have saved so much money by not traveling that I sprung for second row on the round trip. I'm 6'1" and my wife is 6'3", so the legroom will be nice. I've never flown into Newark, only JFK and LaG.
    Newark airport is a pit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    DeHaviland propeller plane?
    Yep…q400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Thompson View Post
    Newark airport is a pit.
    You're giving pits a bad name.

    Newark makes Boston (Loogan) look nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monadnocky View Post
    You're giving pits a bad name.

    Newark makes Boston (Loogan) look nice.
    Dave… they’ve been upgrading Newark since you last flew there with Lucky Lindbergh.

    https://www.airport-technology.com/n...t-final-phase/
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    Dave… they’ve been upgrading Newark since you last flew there with Lucky Lindbergh.

    https://www.airport-technology.com/n...t-final-phase/
    The core problem at Newark isn't the terminal, it's the runways. EWR opened in 1928 and the runway situation simply hasn't been improved much in the past 93 years. The main, parallel runways are too close together to allow true simultaneous operations. The crosswind runway (11/29) is too short for heavy departures and doesn't have instrument approaches sufficient for low ceilings and visibilities. Combine insufficient runways with the high traffic density NYC area (JFK, LGA, and TEB all in close proximity) and you get a recipe for delays. Any inclement weather will slow EWR down to a crawl. I can only remember a scant few on-time arrivals/departures at EWR over the past 50 years as a passenger or pilot. And one of those times I "cheated" the system by filing my flight plan with the departure time two hours early. I called for my clearance two hours before the passengers arrived, got a two hour EDC (expect departure clearance) time, and was able to depart "on time" when my passengers arrived. One of the many tricks of the corporate pilot trade...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Thompson View Post
    Newark airport is a pit.
    Closest pit to the hotel in Fort Lee and The Meadowlands. We're having a nice dinner Thursday night in Manhattan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregl View Post
    The core problem at Newark isn't the terminal, it's the runways. EWR opened in 1928 and the runway situation simply hasn't been improved much in the past 93 years. The main, parallel runways are too close together to allow true simultaneous operations. The crosswind runway (11/29) is too short for heavy departures and doesn't have instrument approaches sufficient for low ceilings and visibilities. Combine insufficient runways with the high traffic density NYC area (JFK, LGA, and TEB all in close proximity) and you get a recipe for delays. Any inclement weather will slow EWR down to a crawl. I can only remember a scant few on-time arrivals/departures at EWR over the past 50 years as a passenger or pilot. And one of those times I "cheated" the system by filing my flight plan with the departure time two hours early. I called for my clearance two hours before the passengers arrived, got a two hour EDC (expect departure clearance) time, and was able to depart "on time" when my passengers arrived. One of the many tricks of the corporate pilot trade...

    Greg
    I'm happy that Newark is the destination and not a connection. I've got dinner reservations for three hours after we're expected to arrive. If we leave late on Sunday, we're still flying west with three hours of time zones.
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    There have been some amazing helicopter rescues over the years, but few have been captured on live video. Putting themselves in harm's way, in snow and icing conditions, while trying to rescue someone from a car just 50 yards from the brink of Niagara Falls. The skill and bravery of these Coast Guardsmen is nothing short of amazing. I have flown with several dual-rated (fixed and rotor wing) pilots whose flying skills put mine to shame. Those swing-wing aviators are at the top of the aviation pyramid. And I can't even fathom the courage of the rescue swimmer in those waters!

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/niagara...-rapids-video/

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    Newark is a great example of how not to design a terminal in the age Covid and TSA. The long, narrow corridors connecting the main terminal with the gate areas, which were awkwardly retrofitted to accommodate TSA checkpoints, ensure that passengers waiting in TSA lines brush right by a constant stream of arriving passengers coming in the opposite direction. It's a really unfortunate set up.

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    You seasoned pilots have probably had your share of bird strikes and I experienced one coming into DEN a few years back as a passenger, which resulted in the pilots shutting down the portside engine as we were approach in a 757. I also recall such a device at a glass manufacturing R&D facility that I was building, where they were testing B1 bomber and Ferrari windshields with the frozen chickens as well...and this was in the late 80's.

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/a...cmd/index.html
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