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by N1120A
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3513

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

KASE is different. That is due to terrain. Correct. KSAN is sort of similar to KASE. They run opposite direction operations when they need the precision approach to 9 due to low visibility (most commonly on winter mornings). It’s sort of a terrain issue insofar as the terrain makes 27 takeoffs much...

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by N1120A
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7260

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Part of that is because US and Canadian controllers tend to use a lot of slang and non-standard language, which can make it really hard for non-native English speakers (and even native English speakers) to understand what is happening. Conversely, when US and Canadian pilots get to countries that a...

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by N1120A
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24546

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

While he was over the limit at the time he was tested, he would have been under the limit by the time they started to taxi. Normally crew are at the airport an hour or more before departing. When he was tested it was a BAC of 0.054%, after an hour it would be 0.039% at the rate the body normally br...

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by N1120A
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Student Pilot Question
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Student Pilot Question

You need a sign off from a CFI in IACRA to get your student pilot certificate. As others have said, you need a medical and a student pilot certificate to solo, in addition to an endorsement. The medical used to serve as your certificate, but that isn't the case anymore.

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by N1120A
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention
Replies: 94
Views: 7899

Re: DL Planes to Carry Narcan for Drug Overdose Prevention

Good idea. Narcan is a lot cheaper than it used to be and the ability to administer it on a single flight will pay for this on every aircraft for years. Say everything you want about how this stuff is going to be "wasted", or "expensive". Fact is, the total cost of the drug, whic...

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by N1120A
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7260

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Live ATC is just one tool in learning how to talk on the radios (and an effective one too - especially in dealing with learning CRAFT in your IFR training). Until you are in the cockpit and keying up, you won't quite understand how the pacing goes (slow and fast). You have to remember that everyone ...

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by N1120A
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24546

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

People get fired for saying something stupid or posting something stupid on social media these days. But apparently it's ok if you show up drunk to operate a transatlantic flight. What a world. While he was over the limit at the time he was tested, he would have been under the limit by the time the...

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by N1120A
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1938

Re: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?

Non-FBW aircraft contain envelope protection all the time. Sometimes to their detriment.

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by N1120A
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport
Replies: 81
Views: 10424

Re: SDF to change its name to Muhammad Ali International Airport

They should have named it after him 40 years ago. Good step.

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by N1120A
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing fees in special cases
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: Landing fees in special cases

In the US, the vast majority of airports don't have landing fees for aircraft weighing under 12,500 pounds. There are exceptions, and their exceptions have exceptions. For example, KSMO has a landing fee for all aircraft, and it is weight based. Around $11 for a lot of light singles, a little less f...

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by N1120A
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 22
Views: 3513

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

This is a very common procedure. As long as they don't have a 10 knot tail wind in one direction or the other, they stick to it for noise abatement. Same as how they keep ops going West during the day, unless winds pick up to force the issue, which also helps due to airspace design. Since traffic is...

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?
Replies: 12
Views: 2736

Re: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?

26point2 wrote:
Carlsbad, CA is KCRQ/CLD. Truckee, CA is KTRK/TKF...exceptions to the convention. There are many others in the US.


KCRQ is CRQ with the FAA. CLD is the IATA code.

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?
Replies: 12
Views: 2736

Re: What are the FAA airport ID's used for?

The FAA computer system appears to take the FAA 3 letter IDs, which happen to match the ICAO codes (except in Alaska and Hawaii). The IATA codes are irrelevant from a flight plan perspective.

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by N1120A
Wed May 29, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand flying commercial jets - routes
Replies: 38
Views: 4985

Re: Hand flying commercial jets - routes

The US regionals have started encouraging more handflying, especially when outside RVSM airspace. I know airline guys who actually rely more on the AP during short hauls - think LAX-SAN, where you get a bunch of frequency changes and are on a departure, climb, cruise for about 5 minutes and on an ar...

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by N1120A
Wed May 29, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Block hours in a small piston aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

Re: Block hours in a small piston aircraft

In the US, you can log PIC time if you are safety pilot for another pilot who is flying simulated IMC, as can they for you. It is done a lot by pilots who are working on their instrument and commercial. Also, an instructor giving dual instruction can log PIC time, even when they are instructing some...

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by N1120A
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 33
Views: 4862

Re: Staying on the centre line

But on the ground for nose wheel control it's a steering wheel... Or pedals? On what? On larger jets, think GIV and up, it is nose wheel for more subtle movements and a tiller for larger turns. On a Grumman Tiger, Cirrus or Diamond, it is a castering nose wheel with differential braking. Thanks for...

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by N1120A
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Memphis ILS 27 Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4433

Re: Memphis ILS 27 Question

Tower or approach can authorize a circle from a fix, but you'd only be able to circle at the minimums for that fix. The ILS 6 circle to 1 procedure at TEB - the one those Lear pilots unfortunately killed themselves on - is a pretty common one. You would circle at 1300', the TORBY minimums, not at 7...

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by N1120A
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 33
Views: 4862

Re: Staying on the centre line

intrepidflyer wrote:
But on the ground for nose wheel control it's a steering wheel... Or pedals?


On what? On larger jets, think GIV and up, it is nose wheel for more subtle movements and a tiller for larger turns. On a Grumman Tiger, Cirrus or Diamond, it is a castering nose wheel with differential braking.

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by N1120A
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 33
Views: 4862

Re: Staying on the centre line

The closer you get to the ground, the smaller the margins, and consequently the more decisively you have to correct. Decisively, but also smoothly and with greater precision, which means you want to make much more subtle corrections. That really depends on how far you've strayed from the ideal traj...

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by N1120A
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS Categories US Major Airports
Replies: 23
Views: 4078

Re: ILS Categories US Major Airports

CAT III ILS was pushed in Great Britain and in mainland Europe, because of the frequent fog. When British Airways replaced their Tridents with Boeing 757, they went for a plane with a worse ILS capability. For a long time, CAT III ILS wasn't a usual feature of US-built airliners. David Where do you...

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by N1120A
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Toronto Island (CYTZ) Runway 8-26 The Shortest ILS Equipped Runway?
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: Is Toronto Island (CYTZ) Runway 8-26 The Shortest ILS Equipped Runway?

If we're talking about Landing Distance Available, then I think the ILS 28R at Montgomery Field (MYF) in San Diego would most likely be the shortest with an LDA of just 3,399'. I fly in there several times a month for work and it can catch you by surprise if you don't realize just how short it is. ...

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by N1120A
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Memphis ILS 27 Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4433

Re: Memphis ILS 27 Question

Tower or approach can authorize a circle from a fix, but you'd only be able to circle at the minimums for that fix. The ILS 6 circle to 1 procedure at TEB - the one those Lear pilots unfortunately killed themselves on - is a pretty common one. You would circle at 1300', the TORBY minimums, not at 76...

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by N1120A
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 33
Views: 4862

Re: Staying on the centre line

Starlionblue wrote:
The closer you get to the ground, the smaller the margins, and consequently the more decisively you have to correct.


Decisively, but also smoothly and with greater precision, which means you want to make much more subtle corrections.

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by N1120A
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 33
Views: 4862

Re: Staying on the centre line

When driving my car on the motorway at roughly 70mph I can feel how small steering movements or corrections have big impacts. How do planes manage to take off and land so "straight"? You certainly don't feel like plane veering left and right trying to stay on the runway. Do the wheels loc...

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by N1120A
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Category 1 ILS DH Variations
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Re: Category 1 ILS DH Variations

Other factors are noise abatement and proximity to other airports. For example, KHHR's LPV approach (CAT I quality) has minimums more than twice 200', and that is partly because KHHR's runway is recessed into the ground a bit and also because of the need of separation from LAX, TOA and LGB. KMYF's I...

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by N1120A
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Missing A Connecting Flight Due To Immigration
Replies: 34
Views: 15749

Re: Missing A Connecting Flight Due To Immigration

There are no priority immigration queues in the US. Every passenger pays the same immigration fees so all passengers in all classes the receive the same level of service. I think you are confusing this with the Fast Track system at LHR... That is manifestly untrue. US CBP operates the Express Conne...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 213994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

New" A.net problems are not in pantone color of forum background So, please enlighten us of what you consider to be the main issues? Issues that has not been stated that we will fix? A lot of things got fixed with this update, and more is coming. One step att the time... I can't, my post sugge...

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by N1120A
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 213994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

The colors are an improvement over the migraine-inducing disaster at the start, but there is still WAY too much wasted space and no post compression.  Seriously - just go back to the previous design.  Also, the front page is still the cheap looking mess it has been from the start. ...Oh, and I also ...

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by N1120A
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 213994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Why hasn't the site been fixed yet?

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by N1120A
Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 213994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I've not posted on a thread other than one related to this disgusting, garbage quality debacle of a redesign since this happened. There is a reason for that. Just reading through the replies takes too long to even be worth it. I don't want to read what people say or get any news , as it is completel...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 213994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

While I am glad about the efforts to modernize the site, as a photographer I am GREATLY distressed by the disappearance of the copyright bars from all of my shots. I need these restored NOW . Hi there, The copyright banner will be returned to images, the developers are working on the issue now, tha...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 213994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Wow, waaay too much complaining about something we aren't really paying for. Kick back and enjoy the new look and feel. Your eyes will adjust. We don't have to stay in the 90s forever. Change is good for a person! I for one am kinda pleased about how much of the past is still retained here. That's ...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 213994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

EA CO AS wrote:
CX Flyboy wrote:
Terrible "upgrade". It is enough to make me not want to come and participate as often.


Same here. I see my time here decreasing substantially as a result.


+1 and I'm hearing a lot from friends on Facebook that they are pretty much done too.

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 213994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

This is about the worst possible way you could have redesigned the site. It is clunky, cluttered, slow and looks like garbage. As a comparison, Flyertalk has a better interface, despite being a much older site of this style - and that site doesn't hold a candle to the old A.net for speed, ease of us...

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by N1120A
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 31893

Re: New Site.

This is about the worst possible way you could have redesigned the site. It is clunky, cluttered, slow and looks like garbage. As a comparison, Flyertalk has a better interface, despite being a much older site of this style - and that site doesn't hold a candle to the old A.net for speed, ease of us...

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by N1120A
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 213994

Re: Re:

Are the developers aware that this new site is absolutely terrible and the old one should be restored until such time as you can emulate that experience?

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by N1120A
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 213994

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

The new site is awful. Absolutely awful. The forums look like any other boring PHP forum. The experience is absolutely terrible. For its flaws, the old layout and look was absolutely the best from a raw forum perspective that exists. Now it is the same junk as everyone else.

Fix it.

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Muzzles The Barking Dog
Replies: 59
Views: 14116

RE: Airbus Muzzles The Barking Dog

<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="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>You should not be hearing it dur...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Tallest FAA Control Tower Breaks Ground In CLT
Replies: 19
Views: 6122

RE: 2nd Tallest FAA Control Tower Breaks Ground In CLT

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/trnswrld" class="quote" target="_blank">trnswrld</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Charlotte North Carolina is the 5th busies...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Muzzles The Barking Dog
Replies: 59
Views: 14116

RE: Airbus Muzzles The Barking Dog

I'll miss the barking. That said, I've actually seen passengers get scared of it, especially when the barking continues during takeoff.

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BSL / MLH / EAP Code Stupidity
Replies: 21
Views: 7456

RE: BSL / MLH / EAP Code Stupidity

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>Yes, an airport used 70-80% by S...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: OneWorld Lounges In JNB / CPT
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

RE: OneWorld Lounges In JNB / CPT

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rutankrd" class="quote" target="_blank">rutankrd</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Galleries First Lounge - open to co-inside...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To The Tower Air Terminal At JFK?
Replies: 11
Views: 6592

RE: What Will Happen To The Tower Air Terminal At JFK?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/STT757" class="quote" target="_blank">STT757</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Kennedy airport needs less terminals but with ...

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by N1120A
Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To The Tower Air Terminal At JFK?
Replies: 11
Views: 6592

RE: What Will Happen To The Tower Air Terminal At JFK?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bohica" class="quote" target="_blank">bohica</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Asbestos is probably the reason it hasn't been...

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by N1120A
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA277 LHR-HYD Returning To London
Replies: 6
Views: 7869

RE: BA277 LHR-HYD Returning To London

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/florens" class="quote" target="_blank">florens</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> Will it land at <acronym title="London - He...

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by N1120A
Sun Jun 12, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good News @ STL: WN To 100, AA/DL Increases
Replies: 22
Views: 6976

RE: Good News @ STL: WN To 100, AA/DL Increases

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max752" class="quote" target="_blank">Max752</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Additionally, American Airlines' Admiral's Clu...

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by N1120A
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BSL / MLH / EAP Code Stupidity
Replies: 21
Views: 7456

RE: BSL / MLH / EAP Code Stupidity

One thing you will see that makes you realize you are in France is heavily armed French police in all parts of the airport. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HBJZA" class="quote"...

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by N1120A
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual LAX Photo
Replies: 23
Views: 14281

RE: Unusual LAX Photo

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ro1960" class="quote" target="_blank">ro1960</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Will this bus dock disappear and be replaced...

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by N1120A
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: 100 Days Of 100%
Replies: 114
Views: 17275

RE: Delta: 100 Days Of 100%

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/global1" class="quote" target="_blank">global1</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> So far this year, Delta has exceeded...

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by N1120A
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remembering Veteran Flight Attendant Bob Reardon
Replies: 67
Views: 20400

Remembering Veteran Flight Attendant Bob Reardon

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eaa3" class="quote" target="_blank">eaa3</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Are there no retirement rules for flight attendant...

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