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by badgervor
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12912

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

Indeed it does, comes from the 787. The 787 doesn't have double-blinking strobes: https://youtu.be/H5YwQHJ8KLE?t=129 I think sure he is talking about the strobe lights on the tailcone, which the 787 does have. Well they are LED now so I guess technically not strobe lights. I was referring to the wi...

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by badgervor
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st
Replies: 63
Views: 12912

Re: WN 7M8 First Day Routings October 1st

Everyone at WN is trained and the a/c is flying without restrictions system-wide (there may be a few airports not permitting the MAX however - BUR?). MAX has definitely visited BUR already. https://youtu.be/X2GTZAh--L8 Good to see. I heard initially that it may not be going through BUR for some rea...

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by badgervor
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Factor
Replies: 6
Views: 916

Re: Fuel Factor

https://www.simbrief.com/home/ It is a virtual flight planner for flight simulating. I use it as well and have always left the fuel factor at P0 (since I'm not sure what it does). Anyway, the fuel load it gives me, for the pmdg 737 has always been good. I'll fuel up with what the release gives me an...

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by badgervor
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 51081

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Check out the METAR TAF for TIST particularly 1900Z time frame: TIST 061253Z AUTO 23013G30KT 230V190 4SM -RA BR OVC019 27/25 A2960 RMK AO2 PK WND 30035/1207 WSHFT 1233 PRESFR SLP023 P0004 T02720250 2017/09/06 14:33 TIST 061330Z 0614/0712 34030G50KT 6SM SHRA BKN022 OVC050 FM061500 33065G90KT 5SM SHRA...

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by badgervor
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes
Replies: 46
Views: 7660

Re: Status of AA's MD-80's ... Current and Future Routes

They are still rumbling in and out of MKE to DFW. I checked two random dates in Oct and Nov and they are still showing listed on their site for flights to/from DFW. Not sure if that will change before then though

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by badgervor
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?
Replies: 97
Views: 18298

Re: Is sun country in a league of its own?

Is trex8 correct about the 10 across? My first SY flight was DC-10 LAS-MSP, and my hazy recollection was a 2-5-2, but then again, it was Vegas...... ;) Oh wow!!! That is going to require some digging in my brain!! I am pretty sure it was 2, 5, 2. Of course I worked for United later in life, and spe...

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by badgervor
Tue May 02, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 6072

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

MKE has a 345a arrival on F9 from LAS and a 540a departure to DEN

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by badgervor
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kansas City (KMCI) ATC Question
Replies: 6
Views: 985

Re: Kansas City (KMCI) ATC Question

I don't know for sure but does Kansas City downtown airport already use "Kansas City" for ATC? Maybe it's a way to differentiate the two?

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by badgervor
Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL
Replies: 56
Views: 8061

Re: UA 2 scheduled stops in HNL

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
BravoOne wrote:
flyguy84 wrote:
I am surprised these pilots would be 787 certified though since HNL doesn't see any of those on a scheduled basis.


I thought the 787 and 777 are considered a common type rating? At least I swore I read that somewhere

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Who is Air Commerce?
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Spacepope wrote:
fdxco wrote:
It looks like UPS has contracted a 762 from "Air Commerce" that's doing a daily MHR-PHL roundtrip http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CSB5 ... /KMHR/KPHL


Who is Air Commerce?

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by badgervor
Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-MKE
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Delta Adds SEA-MKE

Thanks for that..mods please delete

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by badgervor
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-MKE
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Delta Adds SEA-MKE

https://www.biztimes.com/2016/11/04/del ... o-seattle/

Despite DL's ever-growing presence in SEA, this kind of took me by surprise. I know WN is going seasonal on the route, but wonder if AS will upgrade to mainline or wait and see how it pans out.
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Not sure if this is being discussed elsewhere..

https://www.biztimes.com/2016/11/04/del ... o-seattle/

Despite DL's ever-growing presence in SEA, this kind of took me by surprise. I know WN is going seasonal on the route, but wonder if AS will upgrade to mainline or wait and see how it pans out.

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by badgervor
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex grounds one MD-11
Replies: 13
Views: 3543

Fedex grounds one MD-11

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/d4a52585-1 ... -over.html

Anyone know which tail number it is?
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/d4a52585-1 ... -over.html

Anyone know which tail number it is?

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by badgervor
Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the 77W cruise so low
Replies: 52
Views: 9770

Re: Why does the 77W cruise so low

Guys is it me or is the 777-300ER a real struggler for high altitude cruising? Isn't it's service ceiling 43,000 ft? Yet on long haul trips I barely see it go above 35,000 feet even on low fuel! I mean even the 747-400 cruises higher and it's 30 years old! A B744 usually cruises at what, FL360, FL3...

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by badgervor
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: United to acquire JetBlue
Replies: 71
Views: 21107

Re: RUMOR ALERT! UNITED TO ACQUIRE JETBLUE!

There will be a new successful start-up before there is another airline merger

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by badgervor
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations
Replies: 100
Views: 11959

Re: Hurricane Matthew's Impact on Flight Operations

Check out the METAR from MYNN:

MYNN 061300Z 07050G74KT 0400 +RA BKN010 OVC080 25/25 A2881

2016/10/06 12:00
MYNN 061000Z 0612/0712 VRB80G120KT 4800 RA FEW012CB OVC080
BECMG 0618/0620 18055G65KT
BECMG 0706/0708 20045KT

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by badgervor
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA880 (N657US) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.
Replies: 16
Views: 4653

Re: UA880 (N657UA) Shannon Turbulence Diversion.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/severe-turbule ... ng-1578943
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Auchmithie wrote:
http://utv.ie/News/2016/08/31/Sixteen-p ... nnon-62615

Good of them to use a 757 picture.


That's better than this guy...

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/severe-turbule ... ng-1578943

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by badgervor
Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 7655

Re: Your Shortest And Longest 757 Flights

Shortest- TZ MDW-LGA 725NM
Longest- DL (Song)TPA-LAX 2,158NM

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by badgervor
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes I Have Been On
Replies: 75
Views: 4447

Re: Planes I Have Been On

With as much detail as I can remember Airbus A320 United (Ted) (ORD-TPA) Beachcraft B1900D Skyway Airlines (MKE-LSE-MKE) Boeing 717 Midwest Airlines (MKE-EWR, LGA-MKE) 727-200 American (MKE-BNA-MCO-BNA-MKE) 737-200 Delta (MKE-CVG-MKE more than once) 737-300 Southwest (MDW-BNA) 737-700 Southwest (MKE...

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by badgervor
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pilots Always Need College Degrees?
Replies: 48
Views: 8868

RE: Did Pilots Always Need College Degrees?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airtran737" class="quote" target="_blank">airtran737</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>No. Airlines don't care what your de...

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by badgervor
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Fuel Stops
Replies: 7
Views: 3674

RE: SLC Fuel Stops

Just curious...if it is due to high temps how is the stop explained to passengers who likely wouldn't understand the engine performance limitations? Does the pilot try to explain or is this something relayed by the gate agent prior to boarding

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by badgervor
Wed May 25, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best And Worst Airports
Replies: 98
Views: 20690

Best And Worst Airports

<a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/grantmartin/2016/05/25/the-best-and-worst-airports-for-u-s-travel/#377bb2fa14a1" target="_blank">http://www.forbes.com/sites/grantmar...ports-for-u-s-travel/#377bb2fa14a1</a> It's incredible that United was able to move their operation to Hobby so quickly  <...

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by badgervor
Wed May 18, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 737NG At GEG
Replies: 5
Views: 1779

RE: Eastern 737NG At GEG

Not sure the exact reasoning for it being there, but it looks like it came in Monday night from <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> <a href="http://flightaware.com/live/flight/EAL4980/history/20160517/0220Z/KDAL/KGEG" target="_blank">http://flightaware.com/li...

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by badgervor
Wed May 18, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, ANC To MIA - Ever Flown?
Replies: 20
Views: 6208

RE: AA, ANC To MIA - Ever Flown?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> has ever had any wide body scheduled service to <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym>. So assuming a 757 would be used, <acronym title="Miami -...

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by badgervor
Wed May 11, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twenty Years Today ValuJet 592
Replies: 19
Views: 6243

RE: Twenty Years Today ValuJet 592

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/loca...ty/miami-dade/article76767282.html

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by badgervor
Tue May 03, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Domestic Routes Have A Lot Of Freight?
Replies: 17
Views: 2082

Do Domestic Routes Have A Lot Of Freight?

Was traveling <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>-<acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> on <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> a while back and noticed there ...

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by badgervor
Tue May 03, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Haul US Mail
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Airlines That Haul US Mail

Just wondering if anyone knows which airlines still handle US Mail? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems as though most of the volume goes to carriers like Fedex these days

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by badgervor
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does Payload Include Container Tare Weight?
Replies: 10
Views: 3136

RE: Does Payload Include Container Tare Weight?

Thanks everyone for the info!

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by badgervor
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does Payload Include Container Tare Weight?
Replies: 10
Views: 3136

Does Payload Include Container Tare Weight?

Was wondering when an airplane is container loaded, is the tare weight of the container figured into the payload weight? For example, if it says an aircraft can carry 110,000lbs payload, does this include the empty container weight?
Thanks,

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by badgervor
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baseball Charters 2016 Season
Replies: 42
Views: 8546

RE: Baseball Charters 2016 Season

San Francisco arrvied in <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> last night on Eastern <a href="http://flightaware.com/live/flight/EAL5721/history/20160403/2350Z/KSFO/KMKE" target="_blank">http://flightaware.com/live/flight/E...1/histor...

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by badgervor
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why 7478s And 737MAX, Don't Have Bright Strobes
Replies: 18
Views: 5713

RE: Why 7478s And 737MAX, Don't Have Bright Strobes

I know the lifespan of <acronym title="Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI), Russia">LED</acronym>'s is a lot longer than conventional strobes, but IMO I don't think they catch the eye nearly as much as the traditional strobe lights. Is there any way that <acronym title="Saint Petersb...

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by badgervor
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baseball Charters 2016 Season
Replies: 42
Views: 8546

RE: Baseball Charters 2016 Season

Milwaukee Brewers have used United for the last several seasons

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by badgervor
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Airport Searches For New Marketing Name
Replies: 94
Views: 9098

RE: Burbank Airport Searches For New Marketing Name

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dc10lover" class="quote" target="_blank">dc10lover</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>"Hollywood International Airport" </i>...

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by badgervor
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tristar Nose-up On Landing
Replies: 51
Views: 11917

RE: Tristar Nose-up On Landing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJLPW8GkZG0

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by badgervor
Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spotting Around ORD?
Replies: 4
Views: 2433

RE: Spotting Around ORD?

I usually go to this parking lot off scott street. It's on a dead end (at least the last time I was there). It is a good spot to watch landings on the 28's when they are in a westerly flow. <a href="http://www.google.com/maps/@41.9673912,-87.8761744,155m/data=!3m1!1e3" target="_blank">http://www.goo...

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by badgervor
Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 1079 Diverting Back To ORD
Replies: 18
Views: 8789

AA 1079 Diverting Back To ORD

Curious about this flights diversion. I notice thunderstorms moving into the DC area, but why go back to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (Orchard Field) (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> where there is massive delays due to snow/ice? <a href="http://flightaware.com/live/flig...

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by badgervor
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windy In The Windy City
Replies: 3
Views: 1847

Windy In The Windy City

Check out the winds currently at O'Hare today KORD 192051Z 25036G54KT 10SM OVC044 12/03 A2955 RMK AO2 <acronym title="Pakistan International Airlines">PK</acronym> WND 25054/2046 SLP007 T01220033 53030 Here in <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">...

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by badgervor
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet 757 To MKE
Replies: 3
Views: 915

RE: Cargojet 757 To MKE

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tjwgrr" class="quote" target="_blank">tjwgrr</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>tjwgrr</i></font></td></tr></table> Thanks for...

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by badgervor
Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet 757 To MKE
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Cargojet 757 To MKE

Hi All, I noticed since the beginning of Feb. that Cargojet has been operating a 757 on the <acronym title="Charlottetown (YYG / CYYG), Canada - Prince Edward Island">YYG</acronym>-<acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym>-<acronym title="Milwaukee - Gener...

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by badgervor
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hub Cities Question
Replies: 34
Views: 6955

RE: Southwest Hub Cities Question

Can't believe how big <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> is after only starting there in 2006. I know Stapleton was served for a while in the 80's. Does anyone kno...

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by badgervor
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Just Ordered New Computer
Replies: 4
Views: 2862

RE: Just Ordered New Computer

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Thunderboltdrgn" class="quote" target="_blank">Thunderboltdrgn</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><t...

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by badgervor
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 536 CUN - ATL Diverting To TPA
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

RE: DL 536 CUN - ATL Diverting To TPA

Looks like TPA has gusty west winds and they landed on 28

[Edited 2016-02-09 14:46:42]

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by badgervor
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Just Ordered New Computer
Replies: 4
Views: 2862

Just Ordered New Computer

Hi All, I finally purchased a new computer yesterday from jet line systems. I know I could do it for cheaper, but really don't have the time or know how to build my own system. The computer I got comes with prepar3d v2 preloaded on it. I will probably upgrade to v3 at some point. I have a couple of ...

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by badgervor
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Kind Of Paint Sealant Is Used On Jets?
Replies: 10
Views: 3436

RE: What Kind Of Paint Sealant Is Used On Jets?

Slightly off topic...but how long does the process take to repaint/paint an airplane?

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by badgervor
Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best, Least-used Runways?
Replies: 106
Views: 15929

RE: Best, Least-used Runways?

I just remembered the least used runway of all...Meigs Field  sarcastic 

[Edited 2016-02-05 07:46:31]

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by badgervor
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best, Least-used Runways?
Replies: 106
Views: 15929

RE: Best, Least-used Runways?

MKE has runway 31/13 at 5535ft. It is used in only extreme northwest or southeast winds.But even under those rare conditions I've only seen it used a couple of times. Oh and there was that one time a learjet slid off the runway right at the intersection of 19R/25L forcing everyone to use that runway...

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by badgervor
Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help In Identifying Aircraft Type
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

RE: Help In Identifying Aircraft Type

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Polot" class="quote" target="_blank">Polot</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Polot F</i></font></td></tr></table> Thanks. Tha...

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by badgervor
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help In Identifying Aircraft Type
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Help In Identifying Aircraft Type

In July 1990 I took my first flight as a trip to Disney World. We <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and the route was <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym>-<acronym title="Nashville - International (Metropolitan) (...

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by badgervor
Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Nose Job
Replies: 79
Views: 21566

RE: 737 Nose Job

I actually hate the way the downward shape looks like on the 787 and A350. So glad they didn't change it for the 737. It could be maybe to have parts commonality with current 737's

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