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by xtoler
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hazing In Airlines
Replies: 30
Views: 7527

RE: Hazing In Airlines

When I was in the Air Force, we'd send new Airman around base for pallet stretchers, a yard of flight line, the belly key to a C130. Sent one guy to the Navy hanger at RAF Mildenhall for a barrel of sailboat fuel. It was funny back then. Not so much now.

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by xtoler
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The World's Most Dangerous Airlines
Replies: 30
Views: 20822

RE: The World's Most Dangerous Airlines

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

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by xtoler
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian MFG Aircraft Flying To The US
Replies: 23
Views: 3632

RE: Russian MFG Aircraft Flying To The US

An IL76 slammed into a cargo building at IAD a few years back.

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by xtoler
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Charter 747-400
Replies: 37
Views: 15482

RE: United Charter 747-400

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jasewgtn" class="quote" target="_blank">jasewgtn</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Wow, that looks...

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by xtoler
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A330-300 P2F
Replies: 39
Views: 18568

RE: First A330 P2F

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

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by xtoler
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stabbing At New Orleans Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 6164

RE: Stabbing At New Orleans 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/NYPECO" class="quote" target="_blank">NYPECO</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I heard that on the...

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by xtoler
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Council Fretting Over ATL Name
Replies: 80
Views: 10445

RE: City Council Fretting Over ATL Name

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/707lvr" class="quote" target="_blank">707lvr</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>Not too soon to be thinking hartsfield-jacks...

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by xtoler
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings Becomes Newest SSJ100 Operator
Replies: 21
Views: 9258

RE: Red Wings Becomes Newest SSJ100 Operator

I think the SSJ is flying in Mexico, if so, they are definitely here in the West.

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by xtoler
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CA Gets Locked Out Of Cockpit
Replies: 88
Views: 16908

RE: Delta CA Gets Locked Out Of Cockpit

I can't help this, but if you are taxiing in England, wouldn't you want a left hand tiller as well? These things do happen. I thought it was pretty funny when I saw it on the news the other night. It's no big secret that two people have to be on the flight deck at all times. Many of my pax have seen...

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by xtoler
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 747, Icon Or Relic?
Replies: 41
Views: 8568

RE: Boeing 747, Icon Or Relic?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> So they did propo...

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by xtoler
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 747, Icon Or Relic?
Replies: 41
Views: 8568

RE: Boeing 747, Icon Or Relic?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyingAY" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyingAY</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Back in the d...

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by xtoler
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspector Arrested With Firearm In Carry-on
Replies: 8
Views: 7059

RE: FAA Inspector Arrested With Firearm In Carry-on

I always kind of thought they came from their offices already next to the ramp and just didn't make sense to go through the terminal. They already have a SIDA badge. They're already to be super smart guys with common sense.

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by xtoler
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Trying To Save World's Busiest Title
Replies: 122
Views: 14471

RE: ATL Trying To Save World's Busiest Title

Don't forget, Georgia Aquarium is the largest in the world. With the demolotion of the old <acronym title="Air Slovakia">GM</acronym> plant in Doraville, that's promising to bring more business. Porsche already had offices in Dunwoody, their new facility is being built in Hapeville, with direct view...

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by xtoler
Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspector Arrested With Firearm In Carry-on
Replies: 8
Views: 7059

RE: FAA Inspector Arrested With Firearm In Carry-on

I think his job is pretty much gone. It's just so sad he originated out of <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>. One would think with the big news about a lot of firearms being flown illegal...

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by xtoler
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspector Arrested With Firearm In Carry-on
Replies: 8
Views: 7059

RE: FAA Inspector Arrested With Firearm In Carry-on

I saw it on the news the other night. What an idiot.

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by xtoler
Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employee Charged W/ Gun Smuggling On DL Flights
Replies: 45
Views: 7158

RE: DL Employee Charged W/ Gun Smuggling On DL Flights

I was watching it on WSB 2 earlier this evening. Apparently they sold quite a few firearms to an undercover officer in NY. I think there was at least one other flight.

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by xtoler
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The ATR42/72 Rear Exit Issue On The US Market?
Replies: 40
Views: 11742

RE: The ATR42/72 Rear Exit Issue On The US Market?

I have seen an ATR72 hooked up to a jet bridge at <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (Weir-Cook Municipal) (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym> once. The airline I flew for were phasing the ATR's (as well as J41's) out and going all ERJ and CRJ. As far as the ATR coming back Statesid...

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by xtoler
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Female Pilots Not Trusted
Replies: 67
Views: 19397

RE: Female Pilots Not Trusted

The airline I flew with were hiring more and more female pilots. I thought it was pretty cool. But the pax who were most nervous about female pilots were older (senior age) females. Had one lady wonder why I was not in the right hand seat and she wasn't in the back. It was sort of funny but I held m...

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by xtoler
Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbags Behind Passenger Seats?
Replies: 31
Views: 6560

RE: Airbags Behind Passenger Seats?

We actually had them on the first row of our Jetstream 41's when I was with Trans States. They weren't very comfortable and we couldn't use seat belt extenders on them. I was sort of limited on some of our larger pax in the front row. Even pax that would normally not need an extender. Cool idea thou...

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by xtoler
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Pilots Allowed Actress In Cockpit,got Suspended
Replies: 26
Views: 15462

RE: AI Pilots Allowed Actress In Cockpit,got Suspended

A lot of pilots I flew with would have preferred to keep the flight deck door open even post 9/11. It gets stuffy up there, plus the pilots I know like to show their skills. Long before 9/11 in my US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> days the few times I flew our flights we always kept the fli...

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by xtoler
Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's 90th Anniversary Jet SSJ100
Replies: 39
Views: 8848

RE: Aeroflot's 90th Anniversary Jet SSJ100

It looks a lot better in the real picture, but horrid (or as we say here, ratchet) than in the drawing.

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by xtoler
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Range Rover In A 747
Replies: 18
Views: 13933

RE: A Range Rover In A 747

I've driven my share of rolling stock onto 130's, 141's and C-5's, to include Land Rovers for the RAF. The Land Rovers were my favorite. They came with an <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym>/FM radio and tape deck, A/C, and a machine gun mount. Much more comfy than our old Jeeps and "new" HumVe...

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by xtoler
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicks In The Cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 20391

RE: Chicks In The Cockpit

I did a four day pairing where both my pilots were chicks and I was the F/A. Surprisingly, my wife was pretty cool with it. We got a lot of funny looks.

But we are talking about different chicks though.

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by xtoler
Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways F/A Arrested @FCO (gun In The Trolley)
Replies: 44
Views: 17202

RE: US Airways F/A Arrested @FCO (gun In The Trolley)

9MMPQ, you are right, or at least when I was a F/A. <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> usually allows flight crew priority through the security checkpoint. Very rarely did we not go through security. At some of the smaller airports if we had an early morning start...

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by xtoler
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last DC-10 Pax Flight Ever: 1 Dec 2013
Replies: 66
Views: 30031

RE: Last DC-10 Pax Flight Ever: 1 Dec 2013

My only rides on DC-10s were with Omni Air International in June 2001 <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>-<acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-KUW and Feb 2002 on World...

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by xtoler
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are Ryanair Aircraft Parked In Winter
Replies: 37
Views: 22590

RE: Where Are Ryanair Aircraft Parked In Winter

Seems like a good time to perform heavy maintenance on the aircraft.

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by xtoler
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DLH A380 Circling Over Rhineland-Palatinate
Replies: 8
Views: 11475

RE: DLH A380 Circling Over Rhineland-Palatinate

The crew was thinking how cool it would look on the MAC ramp at Ramstein AB.

Great map, Shany.

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by xtoler
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Women Kicked Off FL @ PBI By 'Unbalanced' FA
Replies: 38
Views: 14484

RE: 3 Women Kicked Off FL @ PBI By 'Unbalanced' FA

The story seems suspect to me. I believe a lot of it is probably true though. What I've noticed is people in general have all gotten ruder as time goes on. Whatever happened to manners and tact?

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by xtoler
Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Starts Porsche Airport Protocol Services
Replies: 62
Views: 13039

RE: DL Starts Porsche Airport Protocol Services

As for the area, Hapeville is certainly changing a lot of things and it is somewhat turning into an Atlantic Station, however, so far the area that they have changed seems to be doing pretty well, its certainly cleaning up in that area quite a bit. The area is called Asbury Park. I should not have c...

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by xtoler
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Starts Porsche Airport Protocol Services
Replies: 62
Views: 13039

RE: DL Starts Porsche Airport Protocol Services

There has been a lot of speculation on that parcel of property in Hapeville. If I remember from last I heard, Porsche is moving their offices there, but I don't think they will manufacture there. The Ford plant is completely gone and it's been one big clean up effort. At one point I even heard makin...

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by xtoler
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Next New USA Airport?
Replies: 65
Views: 15083

The Next New USA Airport?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Mid America Airport sharing space with Scott AFB on the Illinois side of St. Louis. Wasn't that supposed to hold big promise? I'm just surprised AMC didn't turn it into a new pax terminal as Scott AFB is the HQ.

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by xtoler
Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Else Besides KLM Operates MD-11 Pax Planes
Replies: 58
Views: 19073

RE: Who Else Besides KLM Operates MD-11 Pax Planes

I thought I saw KLM flying in and out of <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> a few times not too long ago, but I could be wrong. Plenty of World Airways MD11's of course; but we aren't counting those  <...

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by xtoler
Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who's Behind The Call Signs?
Replies: 48
Views: 13716

RE: Who's Behind The Call Signs?

I always liked Waterski. No offense to the Lindberghs, even though I thought Gateway was pretty good. Either way it's a nod to STL. Some of these call signs have some interesting backstories.

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by xtoler
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Seriously Low Flying
Replies: 22
Views: 13100

RE: Seriously Low Flying

There was this other cool video there too, with a 737 flyhing over a beach and between a couple buildings and coming around and crashing in the water. Pretty sure that one is fake. Sorry, I lost the link to it.

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by xtoler
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL To Georgetown, Guyana
Replies: 2
Views: 3033

ATL To Georgetown, Guyana

Stupid question. Anyone know the cheepest and shortest deals from ATL to Guyana? Formerly British Guyana?

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by xtoler
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The French Can Cook! Boy Can They FLY! (Video)
Replies: 18
Views: 7472

RE: The French Can Cook! Boy Can They FLY! (Video)

I just watched that video, and all I have to say is WOW! That beats any US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> commercial with the Thunderbirds. But watching two of those aircraft going into the drink reminds me of why I wouldn't screw with Naval pilots. That video is awesome! Even my wife thoug...

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by xtoler
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The French Can Cook! Boy Can They FLY! (Video)
Replies: 18
Views: 7472

RE: The French Can Cook! Boy Can They FLY! (Video)

Despite what other Americans who have never been to France, the country and the people are great! I'd love to fly a Dassualt aircraft, not only are they cool looking, but functional too. I can't say much about their cars though. The closest thing I got to French flying was a French guy who started w...

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by xtoler
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Offutt Air Force Base Air Show
Replies: 3
Views: 5236

RE: Offutt Air Force Base Air Show

If the airshow is open to the public, I see why this shouldn't be in the general forum. Plus it's good <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> for the general public and a great tool for recruiters. I'd love to go, but just not close enough. If the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym...

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by xtoler
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Some Prestwick Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3474

RE: Some Prestwick Questions

MAC used to fly C141B's at least every other day from both KCHS and Norfolk Naval Base, VA to drop off a few pax and cargo, before continuing on to EGUN before it changed to the European Eagle channel flight. I'm not sure what's going on now or how AMC is running things, but you may see some C17's t...

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by xtoler
Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: % Of Unstable Approaches Resulting In Go Arounds?
Replies: 23
Views: 5462

RE: % Of Unstable Approaches Resulting In Go Arounds?

Take into account, most of our go -arounds are from runway incurrsions.

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by xtoler
Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternative Airports For North America -Asia
Replies: 11
Views: 4557

RE: Alternative Airports For North America -Asia

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by xtoler
Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternative Airports For North America -Asia
Replies: 11
Views: 4557

RE: Alternative Airports For North America -Asia

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by xtoler
Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternative Airports For North America -Asia
Replies: 11
Views: 4557

RE: Alternative Airports For North America -Asia

A few years ago a NW 747 diverted to Guam and collapsed the nose gear. Or was that a channel flight? Wake Island I think was a possible diversion too. But like the last poster, they are quite a bit south.

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by xtoler
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most Underserved Market In The US?
Replies: 16
Views: 10767

RE: What's The Most Underserved Market In The US?

Other than Allentown being a fun place to party, I don't think they'd do any better than Harrisburg. <acronym title="Allentown - Lehigh Valley International (Allentown / Bethlehem / Easton) (ABE / KABE), USA - Pennsylvania">ABE</acronym> is a nice airport, but with Bethlehem Steel not there, what is...

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by xtoler
Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most Underserved Market In The US?
Replies: 16
Views: 10767

RE: What's The Most Underserved Market In The US?

Just as a side note, because I really love OBX, the best time to visit IMHO is Spring or early Fall. Not as many people and it's a tad cooler. Also, there's more room on the beach for surf fishing. Although mostly what I've always caught was an alcohol induced buzz. Another irony is that there is on...

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by xtoler
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most Underserved Market In The US?
Replies: 16
Views: 10767

RE: What's The Most Underserved Market In The US?

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by xtoler
Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: European Air Bases
Replies: 0
Views: 7139

European Air Bases

My wife and I were both in the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> and we were checking out our old air bases in Europe. Wow, she couldn't even identify Aviano, or Incirlick. She was in both places before I met her back in '89-93. From '90-'92 I was at RAF Mildenhall. The overview on Google E...

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by xtoler
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last Piston Liner Pax Flight (USA?)
Replies: 32
Views: 7711

RE: Last Piston Liner Pax Flight (USA?)

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by xtoler
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last Piston Liner Pax Flight (USA?)
Replies: 32
Views: 7711

RE: Last Piston Liner Pax Flight (USA?)

Yes, old Frontier. I don't know how I got the Convair confused with the Martin. I'm just thinking of an F/A I knew who flies for <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> now, but started way back in the day flying on the Convairs and worked through <acronym title="Continental Airlines (...

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