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by Western727
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?
Replies: 77
Views: 12196

Re: Will Southwest Airlines ever expand into Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming?

Southwest doesn't operate in any of the seven least populated states...of which yours are five of them (in addition to Vermont and Delaware). I don't think that's a coincidence - aside from Alaska, a lot of the flights in to these states are done with regional jets, which Southwest of course does n...

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by Western727
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 8501

Re: Any smoking flights still?

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/media/2013/06/07/Emirates-to-have-onboard-shisha-lounges-Gulf-satire-takes-off.html What a pity this wasn’t true. https://assets.vice.com/content-images/contentimage/no-slug/7675ce842cfff4fcaa48ab85ea409184.jpg Edit: I’m being facetious, just for the record. :rotfl: ...

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by Western727
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 8501

Re: Any smoking flights still?

I'm also reminded that cigarette smoke isn't good for aircraft. Can someone here remind us of the "why"? Something to do with making the HVAC system less efficient or needing more-frequent mx? Separately, I recall CI611 (the 742 that broke up due to a defective post-tailstrike repair) had ...

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by Western727
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 8501

Re: Any smoking flights still?

I fondly recall being part of a 50-strong contingent from my college on an AVENSA 727-200 (YV-92C) in March of 1997. A couple of minutes after takeoff from MIA (enroute to CCS), we were taken aback by the extinguishing of the "no smoking" lights, after which a good 1/4 of the other pax qui...

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by Western727
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22121

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

AA no longer is using HAECO and has no personnel there. Since when? There were at least 4-5 AA 772s at HAECO when I was there about three or four months ago. For about a couple of months now. AA no longer sends any 777s to HKG for Heavy Check. They are building an AA facility in GRU that will handl...

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by Western727
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22121

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Given the revelation that this was "only" a loader fire, I recommend the title be tweaked to "...fire in cargo loader adjacent to 77W in Hong Kong" or thereabouts.

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by Western727
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22121

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Lucky this happened in HKG, where they can just wheel it on over to HAECO and make it good as new in no time. I wouldn't be surprised if AA had some aircraft scheduled in there for a heavy check anyway. Maybe if one is coming for a D-check they just swap it out with that plane's parts? AA no longer...

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by Western727
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no DTW-HNL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9078

Re: Why no DTW-HNL?

klm617 wrote:
flybynight wrote:
2x times I've flown on a NW DC10 to HNL (the 2 years I lived in the Detroit area).
Yes, seems strange that route isn't available. I would think it would be in range of a 757 even



Detroit is out of 757 range to HNL.


4,475 miles per great circle mapper.

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by Western727
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 38417

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

FYI. We are currently accepting air reservations through June 1, 2018. On October 26, 2017 we will open our schedule for sale through August 10, 2018. This date is subject to change! Please check back frequently. Thanks for posting that detail. That's a big surprise, and a bit of a bummer for me; I...

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by Western727
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 31053

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

Any chance of a video? Worth asking! :)

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by Western727
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 747 Registrations
Replies: 10
Views: 2423

Re: NW 747 Registrations

You guys are the best! Thank you, kindly.

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by Western727
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 747 Registrations
Replies: 10
Views: 2423

Re: NW 747 Registrations

Intriguing post, and I hope you find the reg numbers, mikedelta720.

Love to know how to access ACARS to find the reg number for some of my own NW 742/744 flights, including my first one, NW45 LGW-MSP on 12 February 1989. Does ACARS go that far back?

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by Western727
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's old DC-8 fleet questions
Replies: 111
Views: 10312

Re: United's old DC-8 fleet questions

Ah, the -8. I recall a great chat I once had with a UA pilot who expressed his love for the -8, though he said the -71 was a challenge to land in crosswinds. From what I recall, he said the bank limit was 8 degrees on either side, lest the "fat" CFMs scrape the rwy.

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by Western727
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64925

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Perhaps, though I doubt it was, given the time of the day (11:00p local time), and the likelihood of multiple arriving aircraft at the time. Why would you doubt it was? Seems like 28R was handling both arrivals and departures by that point in the evening. There is even a video linked in reply #27 t...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64925

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Bavd wrote:
Western727 wrote:
Bavd wrote:
28L is dark


28L was dark? Why?


I meant, If rwy 28L was dark....
It could not be in use at the time?


Perhaps, though I doubt it was, given the time of the day (11:00p local time), and the likelihood of multiple arriving aircraft at the time.

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by Western727
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64925

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Bavd wrote:
28L is dark


28L was dark? Why?

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by Western727
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64925

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

Sounds terrifying. Besides UA 1, do we know what other three planes waiting for takeoff? The retired captain in the Mercury News article said they were all widebodies. According to http://www.jacdec.de/2017/07/11/2017-07-07-air-canada-aiming-to-land-on-taxiway-at-san-francicso/ referenced above, we...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64925

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

I shudder at the thought of what could've happened had the 320 continued its approach. I look forward to the report.

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by Western727
Mon May 15, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are BA retiring their final 747s? Mid-2020s?
Replies: 19
Views: 3953

Re: When are BA retiring their final 747s? Mid-2020s?

What if oil returns to $100/bbl by, say, 2020? Wouldn't that accelerate things?

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by Western727
Thu May 04, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?
Replies: 54
Views: 6904

Re: 747: why did some US carries fly them and others not?

But airlines like United, Northwest and especially Pan Am did seem to rely on the 747 as their flagship aircraft for so many decades. What exactly do you mean by "flagship"? The 747 was certainly the biggest plane in their fleet, so very highly visible......but is that all that matters? I...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 10278

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

I go by the easy definition. If your only potential sleep options during normal sleep hours are on the plane, it is a red-eye. Agreed. Flights that allow me to spend time in a normal bed before or after the flight do not count as red-eyes in my book. I got to AUS on a flight that arrived very late ...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 10278

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

TWA772LR wrote:
Would the NA-Australia/NZ flights that leave between 10-11pm count as redeyes?


I would say so, yes. A subsequent reply above states that flights that leave before 2:00 and arrive after 5:00 count as red-eyes...and I agree, but to each their own, as someone else said as well. :)

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by Western727
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound “Redeyes”
Replies: 62
Views: 10278

Re: Westbound “Redeyes”

If you get to sleep in a real bed before going to the airport, it's not a red-eye :) Agreed. The only "real" red-eyes are the aforementioned North America-Asia flights, the HA LAS-HNL flight and flights like the HKG-JNB. Those 5a departures I don't consider overnight/red-eye flights. EDIT...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 9520

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

Related question: 727s and DC-9s had the rear stairs, which also acted as a stand. Is there a reason that concept was Is not continued with other aircraft? Is there a significant structural difference between those two aircraft and those engines on the wings that make rear stairs implausible? 1) Re...

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by Western727
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines
Replies: 32
Views: 9520

Re: Tail Stands Used at Alaska Airlines

Related question: 727s and DC-9s had the rear stairs, which also acted as a stand. Is there a reason that concept was Is not continued with other aircraft? Is there a significant structural difference between those two aircraft and those engines on the wings that make rear stairs implausible? Ignor...

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by Western727
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?
Replies: 49
Views: 9780

Re: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?

So what is (or was) the work being done on this AF bird?

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by Western727
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 100
Views: 34489

Re: DL MD-88 Phse Out

From a previous post on here: 922 will be retired in July. Scared me a bit there. :) I was on 992 (AUS-ATL) when the flight crew had to declare an emergency due to smoke in the cabin that quickly cleared on the way down, leading me to become confident that it was "just" a failed A/C pack,...

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by Western727
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA7 Diverting to SFO
Replies: 20
Views: 5172

Re: AA7 Diverting to SFO

arrivals coming in on the 10's. 77H Wow! I've never seen an arrival on one of the 10s. 19s, sure, but the 10s would be something to see. I see UA7 flew over SoCal then at some point off the coast turned back and headed for SFO at which point it was "almost" equidistant to LA, anyway: http...

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by Western727
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada launches YVR-DFW
Replies: 8
Views: 2047

Re: Air Canada launches YVR-DFW

Love how our ever-reliable-about-aviation media once again puts on an unlikely a/c to be used for the route, a 787. Anyway, this is cool news to hear. Anyone know what a/c will be used?

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by Western727
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 209554

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

trnswrld wrote:
Any update on this or info from the apparent survivor?


I'm hopeful as well for some good news on the gentleman.

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by Western727
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy
Replies: 155
Views: 16343

Re: Official: AA Introduces Basic Economy

And WN's issue is more IT based than doing it out of the goodness of their hearts. IMO once the new res system is up and running and WN can do more, they will slowly start adding fees in too. Too much money on the table to ignore. As an AUS resident who naturally uses WN most of the time given thei...

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by Western727
Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana to USA
Replies: 23
Views: 5776

Re: Cubana to USA

Cubana have for years overflown the US to Toronto, and up the eastern US coast to Europe. Have they never, ever had to divert with a tech problem? On a side note, if one did get impounded, what would a well used Tu-204 with no documentation or service records be worth on the open market? :) That's ...

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by Western727
Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana to USA
Replies: 23
Views: 5776

Re: Cubana to USA

I wonder if the authorities at Key West will hand back that CU AN-24 that was impounded after being hi-jacked there decades ago. Presume it's still there in one piece ! Although of course I highly doubt it's airworthy.... I'd forgotten about that, thanks for bringing it up! I can't imagine that it'...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Goes Into Effect 21 Aug
Replies: 15
Views: 3087

Re: U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Goes Into Effect 21 Aug

I've long been frustrated at the airfares to Mexico from AUS. Fares to DEN from AUS are dirt-cheap as an example...but airfares are triple that to equidistant Mexican cities (MEX, PVR, CUN, etc.). And they're all only a couple of hours away by air. My wife and I really want to expose our young boys ...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767 Mystery Question
Replies: 30
Views: 10268

Re: 767 Mystery Question

767333ER wrote:
https://youtu.be/I0YjdiGQB6I

Bottom right corner at 16:45.


Argh! And I thought I knew the 767 well! I can't believe I never noticed this before.

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by Western727
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12135

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

Both pilots bailed upon surrender of passports... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-36895584 Thank you for the update, JannEejit. I suppose the pilots aren't Scottish, so I presume this means that they're stuck in a place far away from home...yes? Imran Zafar Syed, 37, of Toronto, Canad...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

Re: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?

Thanks to the OP for this post, I'd been wondering the same. In response to TC957 and jimbo737: BA has no feeder traffic in Canada either, since AC is part of *A. So why has BA been able to thrive in Canada? BA also codeshares with WestJet in YVR, YYC, YYZ and YUL so they do get some Canadian/US fe...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

Re: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?

Thanks to the OP for this post, I'd been wondering the same. In response to TC957 and jimbo737: BA has no feeder traffic in Canada either, since AC is part of *A. So why has BA been able to thrive in Canada? BA also codeshares with WestJet in YVR, YYC, YYZ and YUL so they do get some Canadian/US fe...

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by Western727
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment
Replies: 41
Views: 12135

Re: Air Transat Flight Crew Arrested - Alcohol Impairment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-36895584


Thank you for the update, JannEejit.

I suppose the pilots aren't Scottish, so I presume this means that they're stuck in a place far away from home...yes?
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JannEejit wrote:
Both pilots bailed upon surrender of passports...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-g ... t-36895584


Thank you for the update, JannEejit.

I suppose the pilots aren't Scottish, so I presume this means that they're stuck in a place far away from home...yes?

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by Western727
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

Re: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?

sirloin wrote:
BA has a monster hub in LHR with both short-haul and long-haul feed on both ends. All VS has at LHR outside of its North American routes are a few long-haul routes elsewhere in the world, some of which have non-stop service to Canada anyway.


Bingo. Thank you.

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by Western727
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2476

Re: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?

Thanks to the OP for this post, I'd been wondering the same.

In response to TC957 and jimbo737: BA has no feeder traffic in Canada either, since AC is part of *A. So why has BA been able to thrive in Canada?

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by Western727
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 70908

Re: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

continues retriveing the plane wreckage How much of the wreckage has been retrieved so far? Separately, I'm a bit puzzled at the unreadable memory units for both the DFDR and CVR. Is there precedent? AF447's records, IIRC, were readable fairly quickly after two years . What gives? I invite speculat...

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by Western727
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 70908

Re: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

If true, I'm glad it's been found.

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by Western727
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 30653

Re: New Site.

I prefer white-on-blue. Much easier on the eyes than a white background; white-on-blue evokes aviation, too. In addition to the aforementioned Starred Topics function, I also miss the Respect Rating function; such allowed me to, when desired (e.g., on a long thread) skip the zeroes in pursuit of rep...

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by Western727
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2519
Views: 175345

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I definitely miss the RR (respect rating). It was very helpful in scrolling down and ignoring the "zeros" when desired. Unless I'm missing something?

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by Western727
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2519
Views: 175345

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Thank you, A.net team, for your work! At first glance I find myself missing the blue background, since it was perfect for bedtime reading. :D

And...surely I'm not alone in having "suffered" from withdrawal from this site. So nice to have it back. More input to come.

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by Western727
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737 Through IR Camera
Replies: 15
Views: 5654

RE: WN 737 Through IR Camera

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Because only bypass air is reverse...

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by Western727
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Announces MSY And SAN
Replies: 133
Views: 15983

RE: Condor Announces MSY And SAN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="New Orleans - Louis Arms...

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by Western727
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737 Through IR Camera
Replies: 15
Views: 5654

RE: WN 737 Through IR Camera

As awesome as this video is, I'd love to see a takeoff. Looking at YouTube, I failed to find one, though I found a 757 landing at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikbrSRTAzgA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/...

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by Western727
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snapshot: Transatlantic Flights, August 1958
Replies: 26
Views: 7931

RE: Snapshot: Transatlantic Flights, August 1958

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/redzeppelin" class="quote" target="_blank">redzeppelin</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>What kind of international portfol...

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