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by SuperGee
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 6763

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

I loved the colors on the Braniff 727's. I also thought that one of the best looking birds was the 727 stretch with the older AA livery (polished aluminum and the RWB cheat lines). In my opinion, the AA and Braniff planes were some of the best looking in the sky.

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by SuperGee
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 55th birthday to the 727
Replies: 89
Views: 6763

Re: Happy 55th birthday to the 727

Best part were the rear air stairs on stretch '27 Yup. Just ask DB Cooper! By the way, I am sure that someone here can help me with a question I have been curious about. Which was the first US airline to retire all of their 727's (and when) and which was the last US airline to do so (and when). Tha...

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by SuperGee
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 8961

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

I agree about Amazon Logistics. They are terrible. I have had to write to Jeff Bezos twice in the past year to complain about their poor delivery. My notes never get to Jeff of course but they get far enough up the management chain (i.e. executive customer service) that I find it more worthwhile tha...

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by SuperGee
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SPACEX Falcon Heavy Moon/Mars Rocket Successful in Spectacular Launch From Cape Canaveral
Replies: 2
Views: 704

SPACEX Falcon Heavy Moon/Mars Rocket Successful in Spectacular Launch From Cape Canaveral

I hope this is not out of place on this forum but to me it is aviation. If you ever watched Space Shuttle launches you probably thought nothing would ever top that but today’s launch was something to behold. This is the rocket which may someday take men (and women) to the moon once again and also po...

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by SuperGee
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 105
Views: 6896

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

I think it boils down to Austin, Dallas, Atlanta or No. Va, in that order. Austin is regarded as a “Hip” technological center (something which I suspect appeals to AM) and is becoming more popular in that regard. Furthermore, it is located in a large, populous state, has a reasonable cost of living,...

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by SuperGee
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH122 SYD-KUL (9M-MTM) diverts to ASP after engine shut down in flight
Replies: 43
Views: 6592

Re: MH122 SYD-KUL (9M-MTM) diverts to ASP after engine shut down in flight

If you lose one engine, I don’t think you can safely assume that the other engine (or engines) will keep running long enough to reach safety. I would think you would want to get on the deck as quickly as possible after an inflight failure in one engine, regardless of whether the aircraft has 2, 3 or...

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by SuperGee
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily
Replies: 32
Views: 6302

Re: Finnair starts weighting some passengers voluntarily

I really don't think weighing passengers is necessary at all. Most airlines don't do it and never will. If you bought tickets on an airline, you should be able to fly with them without your weight being checked. Here is a case where weight calculation apparently made a difference, even though fault...

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by SuperGee
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What SYR Will Look Like After Renovations...
Replies: 16
Views: 2596

Re: What SYR Will Look Like After Renovations...

I grew up in that area and lived there for many years. I know that airport fairly well but since it’s been such a long time since I have been back there, I haven’t paid much attention to its current service. I don’t know how current this is but here is some info on the airlines and markets now serve...

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by SuperGee
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's new branding
Replies: 116
Views: 19215

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: 5447

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: 5447

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: 5447

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: 5447

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: 18491

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: 18491

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: 11011

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: 11011

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: 11011

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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