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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
travelsonic wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCUp6Gd84ew Interesting what they called "Business Class" in 1983.
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...Jump to post
But amazing job on TWA!Jump to post
Miami????????? When??????Jump to post
Miami????????? When??????Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
MGW! Eat at Ali Babbas restaurant in the terminal. Amazing Mediterranean food!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post