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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    I worked with regional bank that was based in Myrtle Beach and the C-suite was always flying around the Mid-Atlantic on turbo prop charters. Their rule was 2 pilots, 2 engines and no more than 2 C-suiters on a particular flight.
    That’s one too few pilots and two too few engines, especially if flying over a body of water wider than the Hudson River. Ask Sully how I know this.
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    Approaching ORD from the East early this morning.
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    Approaching ORD from the East early this morning.
    You didn't happen to be listening to this on your Walkman while on approach did you?

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    A local air show had some oldies but goodies flying over the homestead.

    https://warbirdsnews.com/aviation-mu...%20fly%20today.
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    A dozen or so diversions to PIT this evening from the NY, DC and Philly airports….storms. That Spirit flight looked really fun said no one ever.
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    Flying above the smoke.
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    So I’m in my backyard about a 1/2 hour ago and I heard the roar of this old Douglas C-50-DO Skytrooper as it flew about 1,200’ over my head. I did some homework on the plane…now called Beach City Baby…which some of you folks might find to be of interest, as the plane has quite a storied past.

    https://www.vintagewingsinc.com/
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    Neat plane. The wood surprises me. I would’ve guessed it would be all metal.
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    Neat plane. The wood surprises me. I would’ve guessed it would be all metal.
    The only wood in a DC-3/C-47 is the cargo floor and non-structural bulkheads. Is that the wood you are referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregl View Post
    The only wood in a DC-3/C-47 is the cargo floor and non-structural bulkheads. Is that the wood you are referring to?

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    Yep! I was just surprised to see so much of it. I need to see more vintage planes in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    Yep! I was just surprised to see so much of it. I need to see more vintage planes in person.
    Before FAA and DoD certification rules were updated with more emphasis on fire blocking, there was a surprising amount of wood in aircraft interiors. The first time I walked through a KC-135 tanker, I was shocked that the cargo floor was plywood! I couldn’t wrap my head around a flying gas station with a flammable interior.

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    United was forced to divert to ORD a flight from IAH to AMS, all allegedly because of an unruly business class passenger upset with his/her meal choice.

    What an utter bellend to cause this level of unnecessary chaos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    United was forced to divert to ORD a flight from IAH to AMS, all allegedly because of an unruly business class passenger upset with his/her meal choice.

    What an utter bellend to cause this level of unnecessary chaos.
    Start putting these folks, immediately upon landing, behind bars for three or four months, forcing payment for the cost to the airlines and ban them from flights on any airline operating in/out of the USA for the rest of their lives, and I'm guessing we'd see a pretty sharp reduction in episode frequency. For an honest to gawd fight, make it twelve + personal damage + punitive $. Get the word out....and effing do it and it'll stop.

    Bonus points if Joe Biden and the Democratic Party would propose the legislation; the righteous indignation of our "law'n order GOP brethren would add a valuable comedic element. I think I'll write my....oops, they're all J6-insurrection-silent republicans. I'll write Joe; nothing much else on this afternoon in DeSantistan.
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    I heard an odd engine sound out in the yard this afternoon and I logged on to Flightradar24. Czech made jet trainer apparently (Aero L-39 Albatross) and “check” out the link..noted as an affordable jet fighter trainer. It took off from Johnstown, PA of all places.

    https://migflug.com/jets/l-39-albatros/
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    I heard an odd engine sound out in the yard this afternoon and I logged on to Flightradar24. Czech made jet trainer apparently (Aero L-39 Albatross) and “check” out the link..noted as an affordable jet fighter trainer. It took off from Johnstown, PA of all places.

    https://migflug.com/jets/l-39-albatros/
    They have their own airport near Prague. One of the more successful businesses now after the typical dark periods post-privatization.

    Wonder if there are Ukrainian pilots getting some advanced training in safer airspace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Wonder if there are Ukrainian pilots getting some advanced training in safer airspace.
    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe...ls-2023-07-11/
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    We are in Shell, Wyoming, for the weekend. My wife is showing at a gallery this evening, and I get to ride my bike. I rode from Shell to Grey Bull this morning to see the aerial firefighting museum. The company and planes are no longer in service, but there is a lot of history sitting on the tarmac and in the fields. Privateers, C-119s, Neptunes, and C-97s.
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    This one has a high “clenched cheeks” factor. Two jets that were put into each other’s path.

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    Florida man strikes again.
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    So this is interest. While awaiting my handlebar from Italy (via CDG and Memphis), I looked up whether there's a direct flight between MEM and MKE

    It turns out that not only is there a direct service by FedEx to MKE, there's also a 1-stop flight that has a layover in Madison before making its way to MKE, and it's on a wide-body A300 freighter, too.

    Kinda interesting that the regional airport gets regular service by a modern-ish wide-body, albeit a freighter. 20 minutes between the cities, with the A300 never higher than 12,000 ft.

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