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by surfpunk
Thu May 30, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Rejects Civil Asset Forfeiture
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: US Supreme Court Rejects Civil Asset Forfeiture

Of course, now I realize that this case was decided back in February. But it's a good decision, regardless.

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by surfpunk
Thu May 30, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Supreme Court Rejects Civil Asset Forfeiture
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

US Supreme Court Rejects Civil Asset Forfeiture

In a unanimous decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that the Excessive Fines clause of the 8th Amendment does apply to states, as spelled out in the 14th Amendment. Bye bye, policing for profit. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/timbs-v...

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by surfpunk
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop N-9M Flying Wing crashed
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Re: Northrop N-9M Flying Wing crashed

Just heard from a friend out of Chino Airport that their Northrop N-9M Flying Wing has crashed. It crashed into a prison yard (California Rehabilitation Center in Norco). I think this is the only surviving N-9M? https://abc7.com/historic-small-plane-crashes-at-state-prison-in-norco/5264698/ Not sur...

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]
Replies: 69
Views: 9827

Re: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]

The president just agreed to end the shutdown for 3 weeks. I wonder if these ground stops had any influence on his decision. Something something Roger Stone something distract. On topic, this end, while it does pay 800,000 Federal employees (including ATC and TSA), is only a temporary re-opening (u...

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]
Replies: 69
Views: 9827

Re: LGA Groundstopped due to staffing / other delays [EWR/PHL]

FlyingElvii wrote:
Organized sick out to protest not being paid??

Likely, yeah. And I wouldn't blame them, either. Working without pay for over a month in a high-stress job like ATC? Ain't nobody got time for that.

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by surfpunk
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 42
Views: 11355

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

SteelChair wrote:
I daresay that 50 billion dollar a year businesses don't do hat tips when their brand is involved.

Explain AA's heritage liveries, then.

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 238
Views: 66889

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

This was taken out the window of a Cessna. Amazing pic. https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/mt/2018/01/Rose_Bowl_Mark_Holtzman/lead_960.png?1514942203 Full article, including context from the photographer in what he had to do to get the shot: https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/549545/

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hydrant Refueling
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

Re: Hydrant Refueling

MSP has had a hydrant system for decades. Don't know when it was installed, but it was there when I worked there from 1989-1997.

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver developments for 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3615

Re: Denver developments for 2018

Kden95 wrote:
Any thoughts that Delta might add new destinations?

Not sure if they want to add anything that might cannibalize SLC. Maybe frequency to hubs/focus cities.

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 42
Views: 11355

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

Sad to see the 744's gone but Kudos to Delta for saving the 1st 744 frame and puting it in their museum :) Vouch this, although IMO, it should have been repainted in the old NW bowling shoe livery. Of what possible value would that be to Delta? Hat tip to their heritage (and the airline that origin...

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by surfpunk
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 42
Views: 11355

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

Sooner787 wrote:
Sad to see the 744's gone but Kudos to Delta for saving the 1st 744 frame and puting it in their museum :)

Vouch this, although IMO, it should have been repainted in the old NW bowling shoe livery.

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by surfpunk
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 42
Views: 11355

DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

The last Delta 747-400 (N674US) made it's final flight from Atlanta to Marana today, ending an era in US mainline aviation history. One thing I did not know was that a Delta FA and pilot, who met on board a 747 twenty years ago, were married aboard this final flight today. https://blog.wandr.me/2018...

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by surfpunk
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?
Replies: 143
Views: 22231

Re: Which airlines have Airbus and Boeing done custom modifications for?

KLM have some Combi B747, I don't think many many more airlines have this in operation. I think EL AL have some special and unique features in many of the planes, mainly self protection. ATR made some modifications on the ATR42-500 for Precision Air, to operate them in unpaved airports, dirt runway...

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by surfpunk
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 10077

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

MDW22L31C wrote:
I saw a Delta 747 at LAX yesterday.

Delta is still operating NFL/NCAA charters with them until Jan 3rd.

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by surfpunk
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Retirement: Delta vs United
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: 747 Retirement: Delta vs United

UA did a great job of their farewell tour - the 747 got the level of respect that it truly deserved. I think the farewell celebrations mean a lot more to UA than they do to DL. UA has consistently operated the 747 since 1970, whereas DL inherited their current fleet and only operated the 747 sparin...

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by surfpunk
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 10077

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

Oilman wrote:
Wasn’t there supposed to be a wing wave? I didn’t see one.

I had heard there was supposed to be one, as well. Not sure if it happened farther out over Minneapolis, or if it never happened.

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by surfpunk
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 10077

Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

This is not my video, but this was posted to an MSP spotters FB group this afternoon. This is one of the coolest aviation-related things I've ever seen. And it definitely was not at 2000 ft, like the initial report indicated. Video copyright by Light Chop Productions (not my video) https://www.youtu...

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by surfpunk
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 54152

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

https://twitter.com/FrancesRobles/statu ... 4045437953
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Apparently, JetBlue had to cancel B6-566 from SJU to FLL due to worsening conditions at SJU. Report I saw on Twitter indicates the passengers were brought to a stadium in/near San Juan.

https://twitter.com/FrancesRobles/statu ... 4045437953

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by surfpunk
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 54152

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on the Lesser Antilles

Some photos of SXM terminal from Twitter. The jetways are still (mostly) standing as of now but the damage is already excessive... I can't tell if the third and fourth pictures are the tip of the jetway that comes in contact with the aircraft or a crumpled part of a truck. Either way, very scary......

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by surfpunk
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is something going on in KEF?
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: Is something going on in KEF?

Ahh...that makes sense. Thanks for the info.

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by surfpunk
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is something going on in KEF?
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Is something going on in KEF?

Got a message from a friend who has been traveling in Europe for the past two weeks. They're at the terminal in KEF, and apparently, no flights are leaving. They're all either delayed or cancelled.

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by surfpunk
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 21118

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's tomorrow

And are all of the aircrews leaving ROW on regularly scheduled passenger flights? There is a E190 flying in tonight from PHL with 9xxx flight number. As a note the flights are coming in from all over the US. http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KROW/enroute Looks like there's going to be about one l...

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by surfpunk
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 31 Years Later, We Found Eastern 980 Black Box
Replies: 32
Views: 24668

31 Years Later, We Found Eastern 980 Black Box

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/iahcsr" class="quote" target="_blank">iahcsr</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Just for the record, what is the history of th...

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by surfpunk
Tue May 24, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 72905

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 5

NVM...re-read the link.

[Edited 2016-05-23 20:14:05]

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date
Replies: 149
Views: 26200

RE: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date

Lined up on approach to BFI now.

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date
Replies: 149
Views: 26200

RE: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date

Still there...looks like a practice go-around at PAE. She's climbing again after approach from the north.

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date
Replies: 149
Views: 26200

RE: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aalaxfan" class="quote" target="_blank">aalaxfan</a> (<a href="#89" class="quote">Reply 89</a>):<br/><i>Looks like it's operating as BOE09X <a h...

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date
Replies: 149
Views: 26200

RE: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date

That is one pretty aircraft.

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date
Replies: 149
Views: 26200

RE: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date

And she's rolling!

Filler

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date
Replies: 149
Views: 26200

RE: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/na" class="quote" target="_blank">na</a> (<a href="#69" class="quote">Reply 69</a>):<br/><i>Not over here. Just tried to reload and its loading ...

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date
Replies: 149
Views: 26200

RE: Boeing Sets 737 MAX First Flight Date

Engines are running.

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by surfpunk
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google Maps Miniature Wonderland
Replies: 3
Views: 1222

Google Maps Miniature Wonderland

So today, Google has an interesting link to a Miniature Wonderland, which is the world's largest miniature railway exhibit, in Hamburg, Germany. There's a really neat section centered on the airport. Check it out: https://www.google.com/maps/about/behind-the-scenes/streetview/treks/miniatur-wunderla...

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by surfpunk
Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intrastate US Widebodies
Replies: 85
Views: 12564

RE: Intrastate US Widebodies

I can't think of any intrastate widebody flights in <acronym title="Comair (South Africa)">MN</acronym>; the closest I can get is <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> running a 757 between <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP),...

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by surfpunk
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT: The Art Of Turning Around An Airplane
Replies: 22
Views: 11270

RE: NYT: The Art Of Turning Around An Airplane

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hufftheweevil" class="quote" target="_blank">hufftheweevil</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Nicely written piece. They reall...

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by surfpunk
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 In LAS Will Be Repaired
Replies: 143
Views: 36786

RE: BA 777 In LAS Will Be Repaired

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/trex8" class="quote" target="_blank">trex8</a> (<a href="#67" class="quote">Reply 67</a>):<br/><i>Except there is clear precedent. JL123 </i></f...

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by surfpunk
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 In LAS Will Be Repaired
Replies: 143
Views: 36786

RE: BA 777 In LAS Will Be Repaired

The handwringing over the air-worthiness of G-VIIO after repairs does a great disservice to the technicians from <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and Boeing who will be performing the repairs, as it makes the assumption that they cannot do quality work, when I highly believe that the ex...

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by surfpunk
Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 Min. Turnaround For Delta B764 At FRA?
Replies: 14
Views: 11965

RE: 40 Min. Turnaround For Delta B764 At FRA?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bluefltspecial" class="quote" target="_blank">bluefltspecial</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>The rotation looks to be "pl...

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by surfpunk
Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Tramway Access?
Replies: 55
Views: 8737

RE: Airports With Tramway Access?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Q</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>BTW, <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - Internatio...

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by surfpunk
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did AA Get F100's?
Replies: 66
Views: 16380

RE: Why Did AA Get F100's?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/727LOVER" class="quote" target="_blank">727LOVER</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Bonus question....why didn't <acronym titl...

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by surfpunk
Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air Tail Damage Due To Bad Runway Maintenance
Replies: 17
Views: 12328

RE: EVA Air Tail Damage Due To Bad Runway Maintenance

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CrimsonNL" class="quote" target="_blank">CrimsonNL</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i> Well, it can always be worse, like th...

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by surfpunk
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ First Flight Live
Replies: 44
Views: 9713

RE: MRJ First Flight Live

Still holding at the end of the runway. Not sure why.

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by surfpunk
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing Doing Away With The 787 E-tint Windows?
Replies: 104
Views: 26681

RE: Is Boeing Doing Away With The 787 E-tint Windows?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/alfa164" class="quote" target="_blank">alfa164</a> (<a href="#70" class="quote">Reply 70</a>):<br/><i>That is why god gave you a ship. Look out ...

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by surfpunk
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing Doing Away With The 787 E-tint Windows?
Replies: 104
Views: 26681

RE: Is Boeing Doing Away With The 787 E-tint Windows?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aviatorcraig" class="quote" target="_blank">aviatorcraig</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>You could go by train then. Big ...

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by surfpunk
Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Exits FUK Jan 5th 2016
Replies: 17
Views: 8991

RE: KLM Exits FUK Jan 5th 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyoregon" class="quote" target="_blank">flyoregon</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Yeah, I know! The joke was RIGHT THERE...

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by surfpunk
Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC-10s And 727s In Maxton, NC
Replies: 19
Views: 5217

RE: Northwest DC-10s And 727s In Maxton, NC

Looks like two DC-10s, 7 727s, and 2 747s from <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> (one 747 looks to be in the old <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> Orient livery). Plus a couple other non <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> aircraft, and th...

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by surfpunk
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair 767s
Replies: 43
Views: 9921

RE: Icelandair 767s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Marvinhsv" class="quote" target="_blank">Marvinhsv</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>IIRC mostly to <acronym title="London - ...

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by surfpunk
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Retire 744 Fleet Earlier Than Scheduled
Replies: 15
Views: 8596

RE: CX To Retire 744 Fleet Earlier Than Scheduled

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/skipness1E" class="quote" target="_blank">skipness1E</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Chaps, what routes are they currentl...

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by surfpunk
Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU - CDG Announced
Replies: 121
Views: 19990

RDU - CDG Announced

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AVLAirlineFreq" class="quote" target="_blank">AVLAirlineFreq</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>It was actually <acronym tit...

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