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by SuperGee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 690
Views: 88411

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

This reminds me of the 727 which was stolen from Angola in 2003. There are some similarities. A mechanic and his helper were apparently running up the engines for normal maintenance when the plane started taxiing and took off without clearance or any other communications. AFAIK, the plane has never ...

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by SuperGee
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 119
Views: 24792

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

I was flying with a friend in a Cessna 172 from State College, Pennsylvania (a very mountainous area in eastern US) towards Pittsburgh one November (he was the pilot). We were flying VFR and it was a beautiful, clear, sunny day. The route took us along a valley between two mountain ranges. We hadn’t...

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by SuperGee
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 252
Views: 45975

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Some interesting comments: >>David Gleave, a U.K.-based crash investigator and air safety consultant, said the absence of fatalities reflected the relatively low speed of the impact, as well as decades of work in improving aircraft design. “It’s not a miracle,” he said. “This is a design-based accid...

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by SuperGee
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19612

Re: AA's new branding

With the exception of the new logo, I don’t really have strong feelings about the newer AA gate areas, ticket counters, etc. They seem perfectly fine to me but so did the previous ones. I would be content with either. I really do like the look of the new flagship lounges, however. I also greatly dis...

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by SuperGee
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC

So exciting to see this terminal preserved and adapted for a new use. It will make for a stunning hotel lobby and reason alone to book a connecting flight (with a long layover) through JFK. So what is the purpose of the lounge at 1WTC? Is this an off-site check in facility or just a cool museum? So...

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by SuperGee
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC

It's great to see a wonderful old logo returning, even if not in the skies :cloudnine: So cool, but didn't AMR acquire the TWA brand like logos, etc.? I was wondering about that too. I am not a lawyer but I would think that AMR, as current owners of the TWA brand would have to have been involved in...

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by SuperGee
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

Re: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC

I'm confused. Is there actually a hotel at the terminal? How will the rooms be fit in? The terminal isn't really designed to be a hotel. The rooms themselves will actually be in two wings connected to the main terminal: "MCR Development, of High Line Hotel fame, is behind the $265 million proj...

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by SuperGee
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC
Replies: 28
Views: 5602

TWA Hotel Opening 2018 At Former JFK Terminal, Lounge Now Open At 1 WTC

TWA lounge just opened 09/28/17 at 1 WTC. Hotel at JFK will open in 2018. It's great to see a wonderful old logo returning, even if not in the skies. I still have fond memories of flying TWA out of that terminal. https://ny.curbed.com/2017/9/29/16384250/twa-hotel-mcr-one-world-trade-center-lounge ht...

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by SuperGee
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 20820

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

wjcandee wrote:
SuperGee wrote:
Here is the VIP 72F in the photo (VP-BHS) looking (and sounding) pretty great:


Except that it's a DC8-72 passenger version; maybe I misunderstood what you were saying.


It was a typo on my part. There should have been no "F" after the VIP 72. Sorry for the confusion.

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by SuperGee
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 20820

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

Yes, I noticed the VIP one the video, too. Saw it in on the ramp in Vegas a few years back. Does it still fly much? Here is the VIP 72F in the photo (VP-BHS) looking (and sounding) pretty great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtyakLG5v54 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFTRllLXn2Y https://www.yout...

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by SuperGee
Thu May 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 11203

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

I know this old web claim of pope Benedict being a helicopter pilot. It has never been verified. Is there any credible source for this? I don't believe it. Here are some links from reputable sources. I also added more links in previous post #58. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/benedict-...

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by SuperGee
Thu May 18, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 11203

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

I am a new member and this is my first post. (Former) Pope Benedict XVI is a licensed chopper pilot and flew the papal helicopter between the Vatican and the Pope's summer residence (Castel Gandolfo) while he was still Pope. http://www.businessinsider.com/pope-benedict-xvi-can-fly-a-helicopter-2013...

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by SuperGee
Thu May 18, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 11203

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

http://www.businessinsider.com/pope-ben ... ter-2013-2
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I am a new member and this is my first post. (Former) Pope Benedict XVI is a licensed chopper pilot and flew the papal helicopter between the Vatican and the Pope's summer residence (Castel Gandolfo) while he was still Pope.

http://www.businessinsider.com/pope-ben ... ter-2013-2

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