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by Thrust
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747 retirement
Replies: 35
Views: 14674

Delta 747 retirement

With UA now set to retire its 747s very soon as their brand new 777-300ERs come into service, this leaves Delta as the last U.S. carrier operating 747s. From what I can tell they had A350s on order but no -1000 models and no 777-300ERs on order. What does Delta plan to replace their 747s with? They ...

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by Thrust
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't ORD get the A380?
Replies: 2
Views: 1022

Why doesn't ORD get the A380?

I've been wondering about this for some time. Why does Chicago, a world class city, not get any A380s when there is easily enough traffic to accomodate them? Lufthansa, British Airways, and Air France don't fly the A380s into ORD. Yet LAX, DFW, JFK, MIA, SFO, IAH, and IAD all get the A380.

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by Thrust
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Routes
Replies: 111
Views: 35709

Re: Delta A350 Routes

Doesn't Delta have 787 deliveries coming up as well?

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by Thrust
Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20th Anniversary of TWA Flight 800 today
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

20th Anniversary of TWA Flight 800 today

Hard to believe it was that long ago I still remember it so well. RIP

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by Thrust
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sad AA Sight At ORD
Replies: 46
Views: 23624

Sad AA Sight At ORD

Is AA planning on replacing the 777-200ER with the A330? Their -200s are getting old.

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by Thrust
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Feathering Question
Replies: 11
Views: 4731

Feathering Question

So a propeller has four stages correct? Off, idle, feather, flight mode. My question is what exactly happens during the feathering process...does the engine just speed up rotation or do the propeller blades adjust into a different position? Same thing for flight mode? Thanks.

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by Thrust
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR-72-500 Startup Process
Replies: 2
Views: 3550

ATR-72-500 Startup Process

If you've ever watched a video of the ATR-72-500 starting up, you'll notice the left engine gradually spins its way up to running idle, while the right engine immediately goes from off to idle in a second...why is this? I've noticed they can also just run the right engine gradually up to idle. This ...

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by Thrust
Thu May 29, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Aren't The AA 757s Being Repainted?
Replies: 16
Views: 10937

RE: Why Aren't The AA 757s Being Repainted?

I am assuming the 787 will replace the 757 on international routes?

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by Thrust
Tue May 27, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Aren't The AA 757s Being Repainted?
Replies: 16
Views: 10937

Why Aren't The AA 757s Being Repainted?

Is it because of the new A319s and A321s entering the fleet? Is the 757 destined for retirement? Also, why didn't AA order the A320? And why do the A319 and A321 not both have IAE engines instead of just the A321 having them?

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by Thrust
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part IV
Replies: 261
Views: 21891

RE: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part IV

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JoePatroni707" class="quote" target="_blank">JoePatroni707</a> (<a href="#103" class="quote">Reply 103</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> <...

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by Thrust
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways As A Standalone Carrier
Replies: 176
Views: 26628

RE: US Airways As A Standalone Carrier

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thekennady" class="quote" target="_blank">thekennady</a> (<a href="#141" class="quote">Reply 141</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The kin...

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by Thrust
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/AA File Motion For Their Day In Court .
Replies: 55
Views: 8521

RE: US/AA File Motion For Their Day In Court .

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXtoATL" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXtoATL</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I can see you...

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by Thrust
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III
Replies: 212
Views: 17782

RE: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/par13del" class="quote" target="_blank">par13del</a> (<a href="#185" class="quote">Reply 185</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> <acronym ti...

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by Thrust
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/AA File Motion For Their Day In Court .
Replies: 55
Views: 8521

RE: US/AA File Motion For Their Day In Court .

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Longhornmaniac" class="quote" target="_blank">Longhornmaniac</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> W...

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by Thrust
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III
Replies: 212
Views: 17782

RE: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TVNWZ" class="quote" target="_blank">TVNWZ</a> (<a href="#175" class="quote">Reply 175</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Please. <acronym ...

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by Thrust
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/AA File Motion For Their Day In Court .
Replies: 55
Views: 8521

RE: US/AA File Motion For Their Day In Court .

You're nuts. American and U.S. Airways will NOT do well as separate companies. They are nothing against Delta and United without this merger. American failed in the form it's in now. There's no reason to expect that to change.

[Edited 2013-08-23 15:31:40 by SA7700]

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by Thrust
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III
Replies: 212
Views: 17782

RE: U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC - Part III

I just think that it's a load of crap that government would allow <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> to merge, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> ...

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by Thrust
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 Or AA 762 In New Livery?
Replies: 14
Views: 16241

AA 757 Or AA 762 In New Livery?

Does AA plan to paint the 757 and 767-200 in the new colorscheme? If so, when?

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by Thrust
Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why 4 Engine Jets Have Longer Takeoff Rolls?
Replies: 23
Views: 9823

RE: Why 4 Engine Jets Have Longer Takeoff Rolls?

Then I guess my question would be why we have gone down on the amounts of people and cargo that can be transported across the Atlantic? At one time, it was largely 747s flying people overseas...now we've downgraded to mostly twin jets that can't carry as many people/cargo.

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by Thrust
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why 4 Engine Jets Have Longer Takeoff Rolls?
Replies: 23
Views: 9823

RE: Why 4 Engine Jets Have Longer Takeoff Rolls?

And also, why are the climb rates so poor for quads?

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by Thrust
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why 4 Engine Jets Have Longer Takeoff Rolls?
Replies: 23
Views: 9823

Why 4 Engine Jets Have Longer Takeoff Rolls?

Is it because of drag? Thrust to weight ratios? Why?

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by Thrust
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Scheme: MD-80/757
Replies: 38
Views: 37082

AA New Scheme: MD-80/757

Approximately when will AA paint the MD-80 and 757 in their new scheme. Also, is the 762 going to receive it?

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by Thrust
Sun May 12, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TWA Flight 800: Conspiracy Or Not?
Replies: 86
Views: 7933

TWA Flight 800: Conspiracy Or Not?

I'm sorry, but I just feel that I have to put this question up...my personal view is that no, it's not. No missile was detected on the radar, there was evidence of background power harmonics on the CVR, no evidence of pitting, cratering, or hot gas-washing on the metal. In contrast to this evidence,...

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by Thrust
Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space Shuttle External Tank
Replies: 28
Views: 9019

RE: Space Shuttle External Tank

The question remains....could the external tank have been counted as payload to LEO, since it was attached to the shuttle all the way to MECO? And if the external tank were counted, would the shuttle surpass the Saturn V in payload?

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by Thrust
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space Shuttle External Tank
Replies: 28
Views: 9019

RE: Space Shuttle External Tank

i'm talking about total weight injected into space.

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by Thrust
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Space Shuttle External Tank
Replies: 28
Views: 9019

Space Shuttle External Tank

Hi there. I had a question regarding the external tank. I know there were possible plans to reuse them in earth orbit that never materialized. Could the space shuttle actually have burned into earth orbit with the external tank still attached to it without any modifications, and a full payload in it...

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by Thrust
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Classic Wings And Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 3859

747 Classic Wings And Performance

Hi. I was wondering about the wings of the 747 classics, as well as its ability to climb fully loaded. I was told that the wings of the 747 classic by comparison to the -400 were much heavier and that a longer takeoff roll was required as a result. What I don't know about the 747 at all for any of i...

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by Thrust
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8569

RE: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Blackprojects" class="quote" target="_blank">Blackprojects</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> My ...

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by Thrust
Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8569

RE: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Blackprojects" class="quote" target="_blank">Blackprojects</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I'm...

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by Thrust
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 And PW JT9D Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 10266

RE: 747 And PW JT9D Questions

So the blow-in doors were not to help the engine suck in more air?

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by Thrust
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8569

RE: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KC135TopBoom" class="quote" target="_blank">KC135TopBoom</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> If th...

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by Thrust
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8569

RE: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KC135TopBoom" class="quote" target="_blank">KC135TopBoom</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> 7.5 m...

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by Thrust
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 777 Substantially Damaged
Replies: 64
Views: 43743

RE: JAL 777 Substantially Damaged

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SSTeve" class="quote" target="_blank">SSTeve</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Regardless, only ...

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by Thrust
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Will The Jury Be Out On The 747-8i?
Replies: 54
Views: 20793

RE: How Long Will The Jury Be Out On The 747-8i?

I can't imagine why the 747-8I might not end up doing a little better in the future...it is slightly more flexible than the A380, which is always going to be severely restricted in terms of which routes it can support. Not to mention, I would imagine the 747-8I is more fuel efficient than the A380 d...

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by Thrust
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 777 Substantially Damaged
Replies: 64
Views: 43743

RE: JAL 777 Substantially Damaged

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlanesNTrains" class="quote" target="_blank">PlanesNTrains</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I w...

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by Thrust
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Attacked US Air FA After Refusal Of Alcohol
Replies: 43
Views: 11274

RE: PAX Attacked US Air FA After Refusal Of Alcohol

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/casinterest" class="quote" target="_blank">casinterest</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Just be...

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by Thrust
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 777 Substantially Damaged
Replies: 64
Views: 43743

RE: JAL 777 Substantially Damaged

Let's hope this doesn't result in a repeat of the JAL 747 crash in the early-to-mid 1980s, can't remember exactly when it happened. I believe it killed over 500 people...deadliest single aircraft accident in history. Is this 777 going to be written off? If so, I think it's only going to be the secon...

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by Thrust
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Attacked US Air FA After Refusal Of Alcohol
Replies: 43
Views: 11274

RE: PAX Attacked US Air FA After Refusal Of Alcohol

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KAL7478" class="quote" target="_blank">KAL7478</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I was on a U.S....

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by Thrust
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Join Star Alliance?
Replies: 38
Views: 21921

RE: CX To Join Star Alliance?

Isn't CX still a member of OneWorld?

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by Thrust
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8569

RE: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KC135TopBoom" class="quote" target="_blank">KC135TopBoom</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> If you ...

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by Thrust
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Latest F-35 Total Cost Estimate = US$ 1.5 Trillion
Replies: 17
Views: 5663

RE: Latest F-35 Total Cost Estimate = US$ 1.5 Trillion

Just when I thought space travel was getting expensive...I'm starting to understand why it's not such a big priority after looking at the price tag on this, and military is clearly a higher priority than space.

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by Thrust
Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8569

RE: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KC135TopBoom" class="quote" target="_blank">KC135TopBoom</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Didn't ...

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by Thrust
Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8569

RE: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PITingres" class="quote" target="_blank">PITingres</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It seems to m...

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by Thrust
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8569

RE: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question

I read that one of the reason the S-IC fell out of favor for the shuttle was not only expenses and lack of reusability, but also for wet weight savings.

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by Thrust
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Slices Woman In Half On Runway
Replies: 30
Views: 33518

RE: Plane Slices Woman In Half On Runway

Look both ways before you cross the runway I guess..what were these people doing on a runway to begin with?

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by Thrust
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Attacked US Air FA After Refusal Of Alcohol
Replies: 43
Views: 11274

RE: PAX Attacked US Air FA After Refusal Of Alcohol

Well, we definitely know at the minimum this person needs to go to AA...if you feel compelled to attack somebody when you are denied a drink, I'd say it's a fairly good sign you might be an alcoholic.

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by Thrust
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question
Replies: 30
Views: 8569

S-IC Stage Vs. SRBs Question

First off, these are things I've read that I'm not 100% sure ring true. I am posting this to get answers from more informed people. Basically, apart from the S-<acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym> not being able to be reused, I was wondering what the advantages of each were over each other....

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by Thrust
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People Express Files For DOT Authority
Replies: 25
Views: 5643

RE: People Express Files For DOT Authority

Wait...i'm confused is this the same People Express as in the 1980s?

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by Thrust
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Possible Launch Customer Of 787-10X
Replies: 97
Views: 26117

LH Possible Launch Customer Of 787-10X

This is the first time I've heard of the 787-10...I'm assuming it's a stretched 787-9?

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by Thrust
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: American Space Woes
Replies: 51
Views: 5693

RE: American Space Woes

I just hope at some point that space becomes the number one priority again for this country before other nations start taking the lead ahead of us, particularly China.

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