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User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

This week in Salon.com's "Ask the Pilot:"

Why are ramen noodles an aviator’s best friend? Find out through an illustrated inventory of the not-so-average pilot’s mysterious black bag.

Plus, Northwest retires the last of its DC-10s, Boeing marks a milestone with the 747, and the heartbreak of Air-India’s terrible new livery:

<< There’s been no shortage of livery abominations lately, but this one is particularly disappointing because it afflicts Air-India, until now wearers of my all-time favorite scheme. How could you not love the former, from the Rajasthani palace window frames to the Nike-style fin flash? It was exotic, classic, understated, refined. All airlines should be those things.

Now, the window arches and striping are emaciated. That scrambled egg up on the tail is a bastardized version of the carrier’s elegant Sagittarian centaur logo. He appears to have been electrocuted. The uniform, like too many airline makeovers these days, gets all gimmicky an flashy, selling out a part of its identity in the process.... >>

To read, click here:
http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2007/01/19/askthepilot217/

Entry to Salon is free.

Enjoy,
PS


Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
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User currently offlineMptpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Quoting Aviateur (Thread starter):
Northwest retires the last of its DC-10s

Well, I am in AMS right now and there is a DC10 sitting at E1. What is going on here? I thought the DC10s are done with too???


User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Quoting Mptpa (Reply 1):
Well, I am in AMS right now and there is a DC10 sitting at E1. What is going on here? I thought the DC10s are done with too???

Well, it could be a charter. I beleive NW is hanging onto a few "Tritanics" for military charters and other nonscheduled services. Or, less likely, it could be some kind of repositioning flight.

PS



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5209 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

Or it could be an equipment sub.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 3):
Or it could be an equipment sub.

That too. It wouldn't surprise me to find the planes deployed in quasi-scheduled operations for a while.

PS



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
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