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Amtran

Amtran

Member Since 29 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 24 2020 02:25 AM

In Topic: Can't Start a new route

21 July 2016 - 02:44 AM

Looking at your current airline, you don't have an aircraft that can operate off of the runway at your starting location.  Toronto City has a pretty short runway, the largest airliners that serves are Bombardier Q400s.  A 737-400 won't be able to operate there.


In Topic: If you could own and fly a plane

14 May 2016 - 03:36 AM

Because I think it's one of the cooler "classic" GA aircraft (ie 1960s-early 1970s), I'd go with a custom retrofitted Navion Rangemaster G/H. They have aged pretty well, since they have a strong community that has focused on keeping them in good shape, and the Rangemaster G itself was the community relaunching the aircraft in the mid 1960s after its first discontinuation (so it has what pilots wanted as opposed to what manufacturers thought pilots wanted).
 
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More pics of this specific retrofit (I'd have gone with one of the more modern cockpit retrofits, see the main page of the site linked if you're wondering what that looks like: http://navion.com/N2540t.htm)


In Topic: Game Is Too Easy

25 November 2015 - 11:15 PM

I think some of us that have been here for awhile have given ourselves self-imposed challenges in running our airlines, to make the game more interesting. For example, running aircraft at 10-12 daily usage, seating configurations based on real-life current/historic seating configurations, etc.

 

For example, I'm running a US-based airline in one of the 1950s worlds: it's the 80s, and I just upgraded my seating config for my 727-100s from a pre-deregulation seating configuration of 12/92 (pretty close to how they were run then), to a post-deregulation config of 10/105. It's somewhat of a challenge running those on routes from Puerto Rico to Central America and some larger Caribbean destinations, but it's a lot more fun than running an aircraft up to the max once daily to each destination.

 

Especially in the worlds that start in the 1950s, it can be interesting to run some of the more-obscure aircraft: the same airline mentioned above runs NAMC YS-11s (a Japanese 60-seat turboprop built in the late 60s/early 70s that had some modest success around the world). It's not the most fuel-efficient aircraft, even for its time, but I like going for more obscure choices, again, for the added challenge.

 

I think the game can be as challenging as you want it to be, but I do agree that there is a point where you end up ignoring your airline because it's running fine. I ignored the above airline through most of the 70s, except to adjust fares.


In Topic: Embraer Legacy (Rejected)

20 October 2015 - 07:02 PM

The Embraer Legacy is a business jet version of the ERJ-145; it hasn't been used in commercial service.


In Topic: Aircraft range.

30 September 2015 - 03:14 PM

I'm not sure, but from looking at the performance charts, I think the old numbers were in nautical miles (it's what they use in the performance charts), and they're being converted to statute miles to fix the numbers. I'm guessing Oliy can confirm or deny that.