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by Cody
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was Private Jet "Wings of the World?"
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: What was Private Jet "Wings of the World?"

Just had a memory. A good friend of mine flew for a company called Transtar. It wasn't the original former MuseAir operation, but another outfit that started in the mid 90s. It was operated by Airmark Aviation. Well anyway, they had one DC-10 painted in their full colors. I THINK it operated WINGS O...

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by Cody
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was Private Jet "Wings of the World?"
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: What was Private Jet "Wings of the World?"

I think that was Skybus, a Jim Dent operation. Prospective pilots had to kick in $10,000. YES! That was it! And it seemed like Private Jet was owed money and tried to buy SkyBus to get what they could from it....except their wasn't much to buy. It was all so confusing. I remember seeing their lone ...

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by Cody
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was Private Jet "Wings of the World?"
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: What was Private Jet "Wings of the World?"

Yes and I think a lot of soon-to-be employees put their own money in just to see it all vanish....without working a single day!

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by Cody
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was Private Jet "Wings of the World?"
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: What was Private Jet "Wings of the World?"

That was a strange operation. It was the mid 1990s when the second-wave of start-up airlines was beginning. SkyBus Public Charter was one of them. They flew to FLL from EWR and a couple other places and were one of the first carriers to put Sanford, FL on the map. The odd thing was they never operat...

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by Cody
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Operations
Replies: 69
Views: 7856

Re: TWA 747 Operations

They flew them to San Francisco...I am guessing from JFK.

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by Cody
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 196
Views: 39982

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

I knew the sidewalls were the 747 and thought the overheads looked odd.....how disappointing.

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by Cody
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1777

Re: TWA service to Africa/Middle East/Asia

They flew to Casablanca and Bahrain as well....late 70s and early 80s. I think Bahrain was from Athens and didn't last long.

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by Cody
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 196
Views: 39982

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

travelsonic wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCUp6Gd84ew Interesting what they called "Business Class" in 1983.



Nice find!

I think this commercial is a 747!

So that proves the original 747s (not the sp's) got the blue and beige interior that existed throughout the 80s and 90s!!!!

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by Cody
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am questions
Replies: 51
Views: 8449

Re: Pan Am questions

In regard to that route from South America to South Africa, United inherited that authority but it had no local traffic rights.

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by Cody
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1
Replies: 18
Views: 4225

Re: Airport PAST: Early Jet Age Miami Part 1

Great job! My best childhood memory was exploring MIA n 1989. I was an avid Eastern and Air Florida fan and while Eastern was still around...barely...Air Florida was long gone. I spent a full day exploring 36th Street and anything that was formerly Air Florida property. The highlight of the trip was...

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by Cody
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line
Replies: 106
Views: 11233

Re: TWA Transatlantic Drawdown Time Line

The last TWA Route to Europe was STL-LGW ! I did fly the last transatlantic revenue Flight on 12/1/2001 TW721 LGW-STL) , the Route was flown as AA272/AA2721 as American Airlines until early 2003 ! You could see TWA planes in Gatwick until then because they were exclusively flown by former TWA Aircr...

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by Cody
Tue May 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airlines DCA and LGA slots purchase
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

Republic Airlines DCA and LGA slots purchase

Does Repuic still own the slots they purchased from US Airways back in 2005? I thought they were sold back to them around 2015, but cannot find any official documentation.

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by Cody
Sun May 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8756

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

Can any United employees from the 1980s help me? The very last United DC-8 economy cabin was grey seats with orange and red squares and the 747sp's some of the DC-10's had this as well. They had a sort of NBC peacock design on the bulkheads. The first 767's were delivered with the grey seats and ra...

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by Cody
Sun May 17, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virtual tour of UA 727-022
Replies: 73
Views: 8756

Re: Virtual tour of UA 727-022

Can any United employees from the 1980s help me? The very last United DC-8 economy cabin was grey seats with orange and red squares and the 747sp's some of the DC-10's had this as well. They had a sort of NBC peacock design on the bulkheads. The first 767's were delivered with the grey seats and rai...

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by Cody
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981
Replies: 74
Views: 10627

Re: New York Air vs Eastern Air Lines 1981

I don't think New York Air people ended up at Pan Am a 'la Trump Shuttle, US Airways. As far as I know Pan Am folks were only able to keep partial seniority with United and Delta in the Pacific/Atlantic asset acquisitions. What I want to know is did Pan Am Shuttle employees go to Delta when Delta to...

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by Cody
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA retire the L-1011?
Replies: 31
Views: 6243

Re: Why did UA retire the L-1011?

If that was the case I assume the seats were like the DC-8. I have a picture here but I have no idea how to post it.

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by Cody
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA retire the L-1011?
Replies: 31
Views: 6243

Re: Why did UA retire the L-1011?

Did United put their own interiors in the L10's? Or a hybrid PA/UA or did they keep PA colors? Never found a picture of UA L10 interiors Some sort of UA interior made it to the L10s. I remember seeing used UA airplane carpet at the TOC in ATL in the early '90s (presumably from a UA L10). Was it the...

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by Cody
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA retire the L-1011?
Replies: 31
Views: 6243

Re: Why did UA retire the L-1011?

Yes, from SFO to Osaka.

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by Cody
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did UA retire the L-1011?
Replies: 31
Views: 6243

Re: Why did UA retire the L-1011?

Not sure if the L1011s received United interiors, but I know the 747sp's ( they arrived at the same time ) did rather quickly.

They got the same grey economy seats, with orange and magenta checkerboard squares, that the DC-8s and most of the DC-10s had.

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by Cody
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot shortage
Replies: 96
Views: 11078

Re: Pilot shortage

It has struck me from several threads relating to this that the pilot training model in the US is broken. Some have said that EU countries are doing better, are they? Is anyone working on a better model? The two regional flights with lots of fatalities seemed to bare a lot of the problems. The resp...

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by Cody
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts
Replies: 48
Views: 8900

Re: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts

I found a cool news story discussing Eastern's new DC-10s and their plans to fly to London, Madrid and even Tokyo! It seems Miami has been chasing direct flights to Asia since 1985, Miami and Asian are a constant discussion in Anet. https://youtu.be/fJHYCXhFP0Y The video gives a glimpse of what the...

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by Cody
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts
Replies: 48
Views: 8900

Re: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts

You can search "If You Had Wings" and see the hanging model. Interesting story, a friend of mine also found the exact type of model I have and it previously hung in the terminal in Miami. Somewhere along the line it was repainted metallic silver and apparently it was done by Eastern's own ...

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by Cody
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts
Replies: 48
Views: 8900

Re: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts

Cool. Eastern was my first love. White Eastern L-1011 with the word Whisperliner on the tail engine was such a beautiful thing to me. Not sure if I saw one in-person ever though. My mother searched long and hard for a model and I even wrote in 1984-85 AirJet Advance Models in Miami if they had one,...

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by Cody
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts
Replies: 48
Views: 8900

Re: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts

Just thought I would comment on a few things about the Eastern Latin America operation. I was with the company for 23 years, and I was lucky enough to work in every major division, with the last five as a System Ops Director in Ops Control/Flight Dispatch. I loved every day I went to work there. Re...

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by Cody
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts
Replies: 48
Views: 8900

Re: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts

I have an old, "Aviation Week & Space Technolgy" article that mentions Eastern looking to get the L1011-500 to operate the Miami-London route. In the end, as we know, the DC-10-30 won out. Maybe the L1011-500 market was sparce at the time. Not sure why an L1011 was in EZE that late in ...

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by Cody
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts
Replies: 48
Views: 8900

Re: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts

STT757, My apologies on the Montevideo....you are correct. Eastern never flew there and I misread an airport code. According to the very last Eastern timetable prior to the strike (March 2, 1989) they operated nonstop to Santiago from Miami on Thursday only. And now that I look closer at it that was...

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by Cody
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts
Replies: 48
Views: 8900

Three Interesting Eastern Air Lines History Facts

Tonight I was going through some of my old Eastern schedules and newsletters and learned some things I never knew. Maybe others will like these too! 1.) Just prior to the strike, Eastern was flying non stop from Miami to Santiago, Chile. I had always thought that flight stopped in Buenos Aires or ca...

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by Cody
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Retro liveries we’ll (likely) never see
Replies: 42
Views: 3535

Re: Retro liveries we’ll (likely) never see

The Trump Shuttle although I wish they would.

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by Cody
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prinair is back
Replies: 38
Views: 9392

Re: Look who's back!!......Prinair!!!!

Great News!!!!! Neat little airline with multi-colored Doves.

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by Cody
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Desert Gold Color Change 1980's
Replies: 11
Views: 4342

Re: Southwest Desert Gold Color Change 1980's

I know what you are referring to. The original 737s had the orange and red trim, but the main color was sort of a desert brown. Around 1979, the desert brown sort of took on a pea-greenish, caterpillar gut hue. This pea-greenish hue is displayed well on the very first 727-200 delivered to the compan...

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by Cody
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 65
Views: 9418

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

Let me correct myself. I am looking at the business cards mentioned in my previous post. There are four separate cards. US AIRWAYS, DC Air, MidAtlantic and PotomacAir. It is the Potomac Air logo that was a stylized Capitol Building. Didn't PotomacAir use the certificate of the what would have been D...

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by Cody
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 65
Views: 9418

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

I have a funny DC AIR story. After the failed merger with UA, I was on a US AIRWAYS flight sitting beside a former exec from DC AIR. He was sort of arrogant. I still have his business card and it even had the proposed DC AIR logo on it. He was telling me how much of a mistake it was that the merger ...

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by Cody
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video
Replies: 35
Views: 5050

Re: Airliners Past: A Braniff Boeing 747 video

nwray wrote:
I wonder how many 747 flight crews Braniff had for just that one airliner?


Didn't Braniff have more than one 747? I know they had a few SP's, but weren't there several big ones as well????

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by Cody
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 15337

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I am a Captain scheduled to land a plane at 9:10 PM in DCA tonight. I worked on July 4th voluntarily knowing full-well there would be celebration disruptions. If I did not realize this I must have been asleep. Enjoy the celebration! Well, yes! Fireworks at 9:10pm are known years in advance. I don't...

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by Cody
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration
Replies: 116
Views: 15337

Re: DCA to close for July 4th Celebration

I am a Captain scheduled to land a plane at 9:10 PM in DCA tonight. I worked on July 4th voluntarily knowing full-well there would be celebration disruptions. If I did not realize this I must have been asleep.

Enjoy the celebration!

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by Cody
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Historic BAe146 operators at BUR
Replies: 4
Views: 1199

Re: Historic BAe146 operators at BUR

PSA....USAir
AirCal.....American
WestAir as United Express
Royal West
I think Aspen as well but not 100 percent sure

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by Cody
Tue May 28, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21388

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

There are so many people that are often affected by this type of tragedy. I was on the inbound from Phoenix that morning on a PHX-ORD-BUF after a job interview the previous day and remember looking back at the podium after disembarking and seeing the flight information as AA 191 to Los Angeles. Eve...

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by Cody
Tue May 28, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21388

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I don' t think it has been mentioned, but as odd as it sounds, this is the first and only air disaster that was documented by the FAA before it actually happened. There are several articles and youtube interviews with David Booth that are interesting. He was a car rental agent in CVG that had a seri...

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by Cody
Tue May 28, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21388

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I recently worked with a former American mechanic who worked with some of the people that replaced that engine in Tulsa. He told me that in the end McDonnell Douglas ended up taking most of the lawsuits. But then ironically American ordered all those Super 80s shortly afterward. Why did MDC take mo...

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by Cody
Mon May 27, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21388

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

When Captain Lux's family arrived at ORD, both the ORD Chief Pilot and the Captain that orginally had flight 191 met them at the gate. Very courageous on his part. I hope any guilt he may have felt has subsided. There are no accidents in God's kingdom.

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by Cody
Sun May 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21388

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Air Jamaica DC-8

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by Cody
Wed May 22, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 21388

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I recently worked with a former American mechanic who worked with some of the people that replaced that engine in Tulsa. He told me that in the end McDonnell Douglas ended up taking most of the lawsuits. But then ironically American ordered all those Super 80s shortly afterward.

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by Cody
Mon May 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video
Replies: 17
Views: 3332

Re: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video

Wonder why they didn’t buy L-1011-500s for long haul, masses of commonality with their enormous Tristar fleet, and fewer seats than a DC-10. I think they were pretty badly run, ended in tears only five years later. They wanted to use the L-1011-500, but could not find any in time to meet the deadli...

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by Cody
Sun May 05, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 33
Views: 7325

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

Great research. Posts like yours are the reason I still visit airliners.net. I think you should do this again for another Pan Am aircraft type or for another airline all together.

I vote something with Eastern.

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by Cody
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO in OMA in 1994
Replies: 15
Views: 2731

Re: CO in OMA in 1994

This may have been one of the sporatic Continental Lite flights to Midway.

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by Cody
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flight logs in 1977
Replies: 14
Views: 2335

Re: Pan Am flight logs in 1977

Boy that is a long shot and with current technology I doubt you will be able to get a registration number Your very best option would be in joining some sort of Pan Am employee facebook-style page and asking them, "hey, did anyone fly between these two cities on such-and-such a date?" Perh...

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