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by kc7mmi
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoot Something Else That Flys?
Replies: 18
Views: 2709

RE: Shoot Something Else That Flys?

Yeah, i couldn't help but shoot the chopper!

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by kc7mmi
Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do You Start A Commercial Plane?
Replies: 72
Views: 18988

RE: How Do You Start A Commercial Plane?

Hmmmmm...: Look, in order for someone to even get the aircraft moving he'd need to start the engines with NO-ONE noticing (engines are a little noisy...so this is kinda difficult). Doing this in hangar without being noticed and/or stopped would be impossible...and doing this at a gate might be possi...

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by kc7mmi
Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Picking A Backpack - Need Suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 3130

RE: Picking A Backpack - Need Suggestions

I have the Tamrac Cyberpak 8..about $180.

It carries:
Nikon D70 w/70-200VR attached
Nikon 18-70mm
Nikon 75-300mm
Filters
Flash

It can also carry up to a 15.4" laptop.

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by kc7mmi
Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Type Of Film Do You Use?
Replies: 10
Views: 5704

RE: What Type Of Film Do You Use?

When I do shoot film (it's rare these days) I shoot Fuji products as they are extremely high quality films. If you want ISO 100 print film, there is nothing better than Fuji Reala, it's the best. Finest grain, best color. If you need 400 speed print film, go for the Fuji Superia 400, again, a darn g...

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by kc7mmi
Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Digital SLR Camera Settings
Replies: 18
Views: 6925

RE: Digital SLR Camera Settings

Here's another link for the custom curves:
http://www.pbase.com/oldskoo1/the_curves/

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by kc7mmi
Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Digital SLR Camera Settings
Replies: 18
Views: 6925

RE: Digital SLR Camera Settings

I thought my D70 was underexposing too until I read an online article that describes that this is the characteristic of the in-camera tonal curve. You can change this curve as long as you have Nikon Capture software. Go to <a href="http://fotogenetic.dearingfilm.com/custom_tone_curves.html" target="...

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by kc7mmi
Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Damaged Luggage On Easyjet
Replies: 5
Views: 11128

RE: Damaged Luggage On Easyjet

I highly doubt it was done on purpose. Rampers usually have better things to do than to intentionally rip things off bags. Keep in mind things get stuck in belt loaders and if it's a heavy bag, handles can easily be ripped off when the ramp agent picks it up. I hate to say it, but there is some inhe...

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by kc7mmi
Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Getting Hired With Airlines Before Reaching Age 18
Replies: 15
Views: 3452

RE: Getting Hired With Airlines Before Reaching Age 18

I do know that for AWA you must be 18+ with a High School diploma or equivalent. Heck, when I turned 18 I applied, and they wouldn't have it since I hadn't graduated yet.

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do You Start An Airliner?
Replies: 45
Views: 7654

RE: How Do You Start An Airliner?

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do You Start An Airliner?
Replies: 45
Views: 7654

RE: How Do You Start An Airliner?

A/c train,
On the 752, what engines are you using? Or does it matter?

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Requesting "start-up And Push"
Replies: 14
Views: 10269

RE: Requesting "start-up And Push"

Yikes! I've noticed that sometimes pilots don't follow the marshallers signals, which is more annoying than anything...they just better be paying attention when I tell them to kill the engines, if I ever have to tell 'em.

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by kc7mmi
Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Requesting "start-up And Push"
Replies: 14
Views: 10269

RE: Requesting "start-up And Push"

At <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> the pilot clears starting the engine with the headset/driver. This is done because there are several reasons for not being able to, ie. late b...

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: APU Use At AA
Replies: 29
Views: 4936

RE: APU Use At AA

On the <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> ramp in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> the Airbus's and 757's usually come in with APU running so they can shut the engines off as soon as the nose gear is chocked. On the ...

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by kc7mmi
Mon May 30, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Incident Video
Replies: 7
Views: 2656

RE: Helicopter Incident Video

That pilot is so fortunate for not killing everyone onboard along with the onlookers. I'm surprised that when it hit, the MR didn't bend down and chop the tail boom off (this happens fairly often)...at that speed it would have been disastrous.

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by kc7mmi
Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: D70 Settings...
Replies: 32
Views: 3588

RE: D70 Settings...

When you get a little more advanced with the operation of your camera you might look into custom tone curves...pretty neat stuff.
-Benjamin

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by kc7mmi
Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: D70 Settings...
Replies: 32
Views: 3588

RE: D70 Settings...

Just as NIKV69 said, leave your ISO set to 200, not automatic or anything higher unless you ABSOLUTELY require it. Just take a lot of pictures and play with the settings to learn. Also, you will eventually need to clean your CCD because it will get dust on it, no matter how careful you are. You can ...

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by kc7mmi
Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: D70 Settings...
Replies: 32
Views: 3588

RE: D70 Settings...

AA777, To begin with, I hope you have at least a 1GB card, because you'll need it. If you have Adobe Photoshop or Nikon Capture, always shoot color mode <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> (AdobeRGB in the custom settings menu) and always shoot in RAW. If you don't have eithe...

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by kc7mmi
Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is This Uploadable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2213

RE: Is This Uploadable?

Paulinbna, just photoshop some windows on to it.  Laugh out loud

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by kc7mmi
Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ask The Person Below You A Personal Question
Replies: 317
Views: 12273

RE: Ask The Person Below You A Personal Question

digital

mouse or trackball?

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by kc7mmi
Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ask The Person Below You A Personal Question
Replies: 317
Views: 12273

RE: Ask The Person Below You A Personal Question

I like carpet for most rooms but tile for kitchen and bathroom.

Do you prefer Blonde or brunette?

[Edited 2005-02-19 08:20:14]

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by kc7mmi
Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sensor Cleaning Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 5325

RE: Sensor Cleaning Advice

Get the "SensorSwipe", pec-pads, and eclipse cleaning solution. It's scary at first to clean your sensor that way, but it's the only way. There is NO substitute for wiping dust off..there just isn't. Just be sure to do it the right way. I don't know how having dust isn't annoying. If you plan to sel...

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by kc7mmi
Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite Aircraft Sound?
Replies: 123
Views: 16831

RE: Your Favourite Aircraft Sound?

JHSFan, you're not the only one thinking of helicopters!!! I LOVE the sound of a Bell 407...audible at a website near you: <a href="http://henry1.com/audio/flyby.mp3" target=_blank>http://henry1.com/audio/flyby.mp3</a> Gosh I love the sound of a 4 bladed <acronym title="Air Mauritanie (Mauritania)">...

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by kc7mmi
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Figuring The Best ISO
Replies: 14
Views: 2427

RE: Figuring The Best ISO

If it's still day, you should be able to get away with 200. I always hate going up to 400 since grain substantially increases.

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by kc7mmi
Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The Myth Of The 100-Year CD-Rom
Replies: 16
Views: 5135

RE: The Myth Of The 100-Year CD-Rom

I've got some Sony <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym>-R's that are making me nervous. The disc's color is shifting a little bit over time. I also had one that started to have the foil peal off after a few years...lost the last two songs on the disc. I think I'll try another brand whe...

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by kc7mmi
Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D70 Users
Replies: 3
Views: 3254

RE: Nikon D70 Users

To answer your question about color spaces 'n' stuff; well, if you have Adobe Photoshop then AdobeRGB is the way to go, because you can make your adjustments then convert to sRGB for display or printing. Shoot in RAW as much as you can, JPEG mode offers good pictures, but when used with Nikon Captur...

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by kc7mmi
Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo File Name With Information
Replies: 37
Views: 3986

RE: Photo File Name With Information

As for file names I name my files in this format: Airline/Company_Registration_DateYYMMDD_Version:
AirEvac_N498AE_041216_1a

Also, when you do the aircraft drop down menus, please be sure to list all the helicopters!!! So many helicopters are missing from the list. Thanks.
-Benjamin

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by kc7mmi
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 10D Sensor Clean
Replies: 16
Views: 3181

RE: 10D Sensor Clean

For my D70 I use the Copperhill method: SensorSwipe with a pec-pad on the end and two drops of eclipse. It works pretty good. I have a pro-photog friend who uses the same method. It's scary doing it at first, but it's not that bad. Just be REAL CAREFULL.
-Benjamin

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Generating Fake Photo Views
Replies: 62
Views: 33131

RE: Generating Fake Photo Views

Wow, some photographers have a lot of time on their hands...those bastards!  Laugh out loud

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by kc7mmi
Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Possible Photo Being Used Without Permission!
Replies: 22
Views: 5049

RE: Possible Photo Being Used Without Permission!

He might think he's in the right since he's giving credit to the photographer.

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by kc7mmi
Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dark Thinking That I Cannot Help
Replies: 16
Views: 3377

RE: Dark Thinking That I Cannot Help

Sleekjet, just keep taking pictures if you can. It would probably be a bad idea to try to hop the fence to help. Honestly, there's probably not a whole lot you can do with out a foam tanker watching your back. You don't want to be part of the accident. Also, the authorities might not appreciate it, ...

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by kc7mmi
Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" The TV Show. Bad PR For WN?
Replies: 77
Views: 8324

RE: "Airline" The TV Show. Bad PR For WN?

I watch the program as much as I can...Gina's so hot, I think I will fly to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> just to see her... I don't know who that Anita girl is someone mentioned. I'll keep an eye out for her tho...jus...

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by kc7mmi
Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta's 707-138 In PHX!
Replies: 17
Views: 5710

RE: John Travolta's 707-138 In PHX!

Just FYI, his plane is still there as of Friday afternoon.

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by kc7mmi
Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows In Airplane Bathrooms
Replies: 40
Views: 17193

RE: Windows In Airplane Bathrooms

I'm not sure because I've never been in one, but I'm guessing a lav with a window gives the appearance of a slightly larger room than one without a window.

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help : Reject Or Accept?
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

RE: Help : Reject Or Accept?

Seems like a nice photo...but a little soft. Try using some more USM (unsharp mask) on it.

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now Hiring: Continental Express :D (Interview)
Replies: 27
Views: 6391

Now Hiring: Continental Express :D (Interview)

<i>I hope you are under 5'9. They didn't want me because I am 5'10.</i> What? I'm 6' and they (HP) didn't mention anything about height. In fact, there are people much taller than me that hop into the 737 bins... I don't see any reason to being up your aviation spotting hobby. All you need to do is ...

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 8836

RE: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems

And for the record, I hate doing CONX...it's just not my thing. As long as I have a choice (now that I'm high enough in seniority) I will never do it again.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy It's just too much stress...

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 8836

RE: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems

With a flight inbound for <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>, there are usually over 15 different connecting cities and a lot of times over 100 connecting bags. There is no point in sorting out the individual cities before the offload. The C...

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 8836

RE: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems

@<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>, connecting bags are picked up at the gate by a CONX runner who, on the offload, sorts out the bags into his carts. In the bin they're all mixed up...no point in sorting 'em out before the offload anyway. ...

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 8836

RE: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems

Now you're talking about CONX (like "connects"). Usually connecting bags are stuff either into the forward bin or the aft bin. If both, we call it a "split load". In the bin, they're not sorted out, everything could be with everything else. They get sorted on the offload, then taken to their appropr...

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 8836

RE: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems

HP's process is similar to that of US. If a bag misses its flight, it goes to expedite to get retagged with a rush tag. Sometimes we just roll it over to the next flight and a new tag isn't always necessary. I don't know what goes in to tracking the bags since I have never worked expedite, nor do I ...

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows In Airplane Bathrooms
Replies: 40
Views: 17193

RE: Windows In Airplane Bathrooms

I think it's great to put a window in the lav. Such a good idea, it's bad! People like me would go to the lav just to enjoy the view & serenity!  Laugh out loud

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 8836

RE: Behind The Scenes Of Baggage Systems

At <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> the bag either gets screened by <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> first, or goes down to the "CTX default be...

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by kc7mmi
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beta Test Changes To The Upload Page
Replies: 45
Views: 11471

RE: Beta Test Changes To The Upload Page

I hope the editors get my problem sorted out soon. Now that they switched it over to the main upload page I can't upload!!!
-Benjamin

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by kc7mmi
Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beta Test Changes To The Upload Page
Replies: 45
Views: 11471

RE: Beta Test Changes To The Upload Page

One problem. It has my old email ([email protected]) listed in there and won't let me upload even tho I had all my photos switched over to the new email address. Please fix this...thanks.
-Benjamin

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by kc7mmi
Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Photographer Of The Year
Replies: 12
Views: 3908

RE: Photographer Of The Year

Can I nominate myself? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/495235/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/495235/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/3/2/495235.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" b...

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by kc7mmi
Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airport Name
Replies: 70
Views: 6940

RE: Favorite Airport Name

Phoenix Sky Harbor is a great name..only problem is, it's run by the City of Phoenix. Big grin I also like my hometown airport Falcon Field.
-Benjamin

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by kc7mmi
Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP N189AW Final Journey 1/19
Replies: 29
Views: 3734

RE: HP N189AW Final Journey 1/19

Here are some photos I shot yesterday...the last two are in flight: <a href="http://rotorblades.us/images/sign00.jpg" target=_blank>http://rotorblades.us/images/sign00.jpg</a> <a href="http://rotorblades.us/images/sign01.jpg" target=_blank>http://rotorblades.us/images/sign01.jpg</a> <a href="http://...

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by kc7mmi
Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP N189AW Final Journey 1/19
Replies: 29
Views: 3734

RE: HP N189AW Final Journey 1/19

ETOPS? What's that? <i>New livery? I like the one we have now...a modification will probably come in the next few years. </i> I really don't care for it. It looks too "kiddish" or whatever. I like a sleek, profession paint job like what NWA has. Even if the current paint job is decent, we need somet...

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by kc7mmi
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "Question About Permission"
Replies: 5
Views: 3303

RE: "Question About Permission"

I'm inclined not to respond to him only because it's probably more trouble than it's worth.

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by kc7mmi
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP N189AW Final Journey 1/19
Replies: 29
Views: 3734

RE: HP N189AW Final Journey 1/19

There are two liveries that I think are awesome and I think <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> could learn from: the new NWA look, and the Miami Heat 727 paint job. Those are great looks...and if <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> would do something as h...

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