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by SuperGee
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 97
Views: 18950

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

SuperGee - curious but how do we know it's the same controller? If you look in the comments under the first clip, there is a commenter named "Las Vegas Aviation" who apparently does a lot of plane spotting at the airport during rush hour and is very familiar with the controller. That comm...

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by SuperGee
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated
Replies: 97
Views: 18950

Re: FAA Makes Staffing Policy Changes After Vegas Controller Found Incapacitated

I'm hearing she was drunk and had been on probation earlier in the year for a DUI. Don’t accuse someone of that until you know the facts. I like my beer and party sometimes too. No way does she sound like she’s drunk. She gets progressively more incoherent, which doesn’t fit with showing up to work...

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by SuperGee
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 93
Views: 16311

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

"JAL said the flight was delayed more than an hour and had to be operated by the remaining two pilots. It apologized Thursday for the incident." https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/11/01/jal-pilot-over-alcohol-limit/38357063/ They can just operate one pilot down when somethi...

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by SuperGee
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 25
Views: 6160

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

Long story short, they didn’t skip it. The dash 80 became 2 families of airplanes: The 717/KC-135, and the wider 707. The 707 sold like hotcakes, and the 717 faded into commercial obscurity. When Boeing needed a new name for the MD-95, they dug up the little known 717 and renamed it the -200. I rem...

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by SuperGee
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 25
Views: 6160

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

Mystery solved. Thanks!

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by SuperGee
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 25
Views: 6160

Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

I’ve never been able to figure out why Boeing skipped a series between the 707 and the 727. The 707 came out in 1958, the 727 came out about 5 years after that in 1963 and the 737 and 747 came out at pretty much the same time in 1968-9. Boeing went right up the line after that with the 757, 767, etc...

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by SuperGee
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 44
Views: 7224

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

This thread seems to have surpassed that one in length And the nonsensical thread "AirTran: What would it be like today" thread has 48 participants and climbing. It just goes to show you how little interest there is in classic civil aviation, which is quite a shame. Hundreds of people use...

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by SuperGee
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5
Replies: 44
Views: 7224

Re: TW Connie being moved from ME to NY to become bar at TWA Hotel/JFK T5

As you can probably tell from my avatar, I think that the Lockheed Super G Constellation Model L1049G in TWA livery is the most beautiful airliner ever built, even more beautiful than Concorde. Here is L-1649A on a flatbed headed for JFK: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lockheed-constellation-air...

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by SuperGee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..
Replies: 22
Views: 5878

Re: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..

This story reminds me of the “Gimli Glider”, the AC 767 which landed successfully on an abandoned Canadian airfield after both engines went out because of fuel starvation. Capt. Robert Pearson flew the plane in for a landing as a glider and had only the RAT for power. If I recall correctly, there we...

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by SuperGee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 277
Views: 65802

Re: The 777 retirement and scrapping thread - 2018

https://news.cathaypacific.com/cathay-p ... ion-museum

Why is Boeing involved in the decision to donate this to Pima? Do they hold a lease on it?
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https://news.cathaypacific.com/cathay-p ... ion-museum

Why is Boeing involved in the decision to donate this to Pima? Do they hold a lease on it?

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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: 705
Views: 94950

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: 121
Views: 26250

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: 259
Views: 48799

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
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11406

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

As someone who knows very little about the 717, I’ve never really understood its raison d’etre other than that it was the first offering from the newly merged (at the time) Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. I get the sense that most of the work of developing it took place at MD prior to the merger betw...

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by SuperGee
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11406

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

As someone who knows very little about the 717, I’ve never really understood its raison d’etre other than that it was the first offering from the newly merged (at the time) Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. I get the sense that most of the work of developing it took place at MD prior to the merger betwe...

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by SuperGee
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)
Replies: 254
Views: 40307

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2018)

This seems to be the most appropriate forum, so I shall ask again. What 767 has the most hours? What 767 has the most cycles? Delta ship 171 has over 127,000 hours and cycles in the high teens. Cycles were much higher on the domestic 767s that used to do the ATL-MCO runs. I remember getting on a DL...

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by SuperGee
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Passenger irate after medical diversion
Replies: 17
Views: 5214

Re: Spirit Passenger irate after medical diversion

According to the article, the women was a Veteran and has PTSD. Even if she didn't, no normal person acts like that.. clearly she has a mental defect that allowed her to behave like that in public. The report I saw on NBC said that she was indeed a veteran and this was her first commercial flight b...

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by SuperGee
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Concorde
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Airbus and Concorde

Ryanair01 wrote:

Hope that helps.


Thanks!!

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by SuperGee
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Concorde
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Airbus and Concorde

I’ve been wondering if the consortium that built Concorde is the same consortium that is now Airbus. It would seem to me that it probably is. Can someone help? Thanks.

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by SuperGee
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9296

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

I came across this article last night before AA and the other airlines announced their policies regarding this. It predates the CBS article in the OP and contains information and details in addition to that article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/06/19/flight-attendant-migrant-chi...

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by SuperGee
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 74177

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

There will be more searches. I would be willing to bet on it. Look at Amelia Earhart for example. Over 80 years ago and her mystery and legend are still going as strong as ever. Take a look at these and imagine similar articles about MH370 80 years from now if it hasn’t been found by then. https://w...

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by SuperGee
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Brand Is Now Officially No More
Replies: 7
Views: 2768

Re: Virgin America Brand Is Now Officially No More

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My apologies. I had done a search on the subject prior to posting and hadn't found that post.
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legacyins wrote:
Already being discussed here

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My apologies. I had done a search on the subject prior to posting and hadn't found that post.

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by SuperGee
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Brand Is Now Officially No More
Replies: 7
Views: 2768

Virgin America Brand Is Now Officially No More

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 546812002/
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AS has now officially consummated the merger with VS. Virgin’s last two flights as VS have just concluded as of Tuesday evening, 3/24/18:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 546812002/

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by SuperGee
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 118970

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

What kind of engines does WN use? PW or GE? I'm assuming it wasn't a RR.

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by SuperGee
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7245

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

Apologies if there is already a thread on this subject. I searched and didn’t find one. At first blush, this appears to be a case of a major airline discriminating against the family of someone with a disability. After studying the apparent facts however, I have to come down on the side of AS and w...

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by SuperGee
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7245

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

Well the general protocol is that if someone displays overt symptoms of being unwell or otherwise unfit to fly prior to departure they are deplaned until they can provide medical evidence of fitness. All in the details, of course. That’s pretty much what I figured. I guess what we don’t know is if ...

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by SuperGee
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7245

AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

Apologies if there is already a thread on this subject. I searched and didn’t find one. At first blush, this appears to be a case of a major airline discriminating against the family of someone with a disability. After studying the apparent facts however, I have to come down on the side of AS and wo...

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by SuperGee
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 31887

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

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I like this one the best so far. It has the red, white, blue and gold, as well as the tulip:

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairl ... 012191.jpg

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by SuperGee
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 31887

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

It’s interesting to see the wide range of opinions reflected in this thread, including those who like the current livery. As for my own $.02, I greatly dislike UA’s current livery. It looks too bland and the globe either needs to go or at least be reworked. They *definitely* need a fresh look. I thi...

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by SuperGee
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
Replies: 137
Views: 11722

Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

http://www.wbaltv.com/article/pretty-mu ... g/19063383
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This one at IAD seems really rough. Even the pilots got sick:

http://www.wbaltv.com/article/pretty-mu ... g/19063383

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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: 7351

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: 7351

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: 9602

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: 762

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: 109
Views: 7784

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: 6923

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: 6409

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: 2733

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: 19909

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: 5684

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: 5684

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: 5684

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: 5684

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: 21876

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: 21876

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: 11235

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: 11235

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: 11235

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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