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by CWUPilot
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Props Change Pitch While Turning?
Replies: 17
Views: 6693

RE: How Do Props Change Pitch While Turning?

Constant Speed Props are available on many single engine aircraft and any modern multi engine aircraft I can think of. -The pilot sets a speed for the prop (2500 RPM for example) using a propeller control in the cockpit. The prop governor then changes the prop's pitch as power is increased or decrea...

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by CWUPilot
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing Fees... Do Bounces Count?
Replies: 95
Views: 12579

RE: Landing Fees... Do Bounces Count?

This is true... However, I thought Splitz was refering to something else when he mentioned asking for another slot. To me, that sounds like requesting a backcourse localizer approach. P.s. It should be noted that sometimes ATC won't talk to you for a week after requesting another slot while in the t...

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by CWUPilot
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing Fees... Do Bounces Count?
Replies: 95
Views: 12579

RE: Landing Fees... Do Bounces Count?

Taking another slot is rarely approved by ATC. Any Air Traffic Controller that does approve said manuever is extremely cool.

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by CWUPilot
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing Fees... Do Bounces Count?
Replies: 95
Views: 12579

RE: Landing Fees... Do Bounces Count?

Let's not forget the impact of these systems on pilots who like to bounce it in a little rough on landing. Will costs increase for those who would rather land hard on a dry runway than grease it in? My friend frequently visits an outstation because they alow STIFF ops. (Sudden Terrain Impact Forgoei...

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by CWUPilot
Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Pilot Arrested On Alleged Rape.
Replies: 24
Views: 9285

RE: UPS Pilot Arrested On Alleged Rape.

I feel bad about my earlier comment. This isn't funny. Especially since it happened close to home with the owner of a flight school that is respected around here. Very very sad...

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by CWUPilot
Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Pilot Arrested On Alleged Rape.
Replies: 24
Views: 9285

RE: UPS Pilot Arrested On Alleged Rape.

Does this mean there's a job opening?

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by CWUPilot
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buying Prop Plane
Replies: 16
Views: 2599

RE: Buying Prop Plane

I'd suggest you look at aircraft and engine total time before you look at age in years. I've flown four year-old aircraft with 4,500 hours and thirty year-old aircraft with 2,000. In this case, the older aircraft required less time in the shop. Either way, if an aircraft is maintained properly, age ...

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by CWUPilot
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Name That Airline! - 2
Replies: 202
Views: 10031

RE: Name That Airline! - 2

I thought I was supposed to "name that airline".

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by CWUPilot
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of Pilots: Outsourcing?
Replies: 33
Views: 3366

RE: Future Of Pilots: Outsourcing?

Yes, you will probably always have someone in the cockpit. In addition to the reasons mentioned above, the pilot and flight crew are not the biggest cost in an airline's budget, nor are they a rising cost. Salaries have gone down. *-*Outsourcing is here, but in reverse for Americans. Yes, outsourcin...

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by CWUPilot
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3-degree ILS Glideslope Is 3 Deg From What?
Replies: 53
Views: 34968

RE: 3-degree ILS Glideslope Is 3 Deg From What?

N321YE: Yes, the glideslope is reflected off of the runway. I'd like to know more about how this works if anyone out there has any details. I only remember the general idea from my instrument training.

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by CWUPilot
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FedEx And B752's?
Replies: 42
Views: 4933

RE: FedEx And B752's?

If they want 90 757 aircraft, they'll probably have to take both P&W and <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> models. The 757 is still very popular with airlines and I hear there aren't a whole lot of them lying around in good condition and without plans to return to service.

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by CWUPilot
Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Cost For Operating?
Replies: 23
Views: 6064

RE: What Is The Cost For Operating?

That documentary you were watching on American showed two flights. One made $295 while another made $18,000. They were just showing how big of a difference there can be, why ticket prices change so much, and why it is so hard to predict airline profitability. Great show if anyone has a chance to see...

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by CWUPilot
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chapter Of Aviation History Returns To Seattle
Replies: 4
Views: 2967

RE: Chapter Of Aviation History Returns To Seattle

Great article. The <acronym title="Sunflower Airlines (Fiji)">PI</acronym> and Times usually do a great job with their aviation research. However... "But flying the low-tech Electra -- which has an ax in the cabin in case of a crash landing -- has been special, Mason said." Isn't having an axe (or o...

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by CWUPilot
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Tips For A Newbie
Replies: 35
Views: 21662

RE: Landing Tips For A Newbie

The end of the runway tip is great. Bringing your eyes up to a point in the distance will help you flare at the proper time and hold centerline. Having the proper airspeed on final is very important as well. A few extra knots = a float or bounce. Also, make sure you relax your grip on the yoke. This...

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by CWUPilot
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recommended Electronic Flight Computers
Replies: 24
Views: 13132

RE: Recommended Electronic Flight Computers

If you don't need it for a written exam and have a palm pilot or handheld computer, try the king schools E6B software. It is easy to use and has a lot of extra features that help with W&B and hold entries.

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by CWUPilot
Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stigma Associated With Working For Airline X
Replies: 8
Views: 3134

Stigma Associated With Working For Airline X

As a CFI looking ahead to the next phase of my career, I have a few questions for the airline pilots out there. Does it look bad to Major or Legacy carriers if I work for a small regional airline that has low minimums instead of instructing for a longer period of time and applying to an airline with...

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by CWUPilot
Thu May 10, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFI Interview
Replies: 6
Views: 4885

RE: CFI Interview

This is a large school that does ab-initio training with about 30 airplanes. They train American and international students.



CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Thu May 10, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFI Interview
Replies: 6
Views: 4885

CFI Interview

Hello fellow pilots, I have my first CFI interview on friday and would love some advice. I'll have to fly commercially to get there, and want to make this trip count. I really want this job! What do you reccomend I bring, say and do during the interview? Any common questions you've been asked? Advic...

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by CWUPilot
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Can An Aircraft Take...?
Replies: 21
Views: 5802

RE: How Much Can An Aircraft Take...?

Sure is hard to tell what the touch down was actually like from the picture. I would guess the gear on a 777 is more than capable of taking several bad crosswind landings. The last crosswind landing I experienced was on an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 777 at Heathrow and tha...

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by CWUPilot
Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Some New Light Aircraft Still Have Carbs?
Replies: 6
Views: 6206

RE: Why Some New Light Aircraft Still Have Carbs?

My "Educated" Guess: Same reason they still use horizontally opposed engines instead of a V arrangement. Why spend the money to get something new certified when what you have works? They keep building the same airplane with the same engine and therefore the same type certificate so they don't have t...

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by CWUPilot
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?
Replies: 20
Views: 4036

RE: Is There A Reasonable Way From LTN To STN?

For having to ride a bus, National Express isn't bad. I took their busses for several different trips on my last visit. They're fairly clean, the people on board don't smell like our (American) bus passengers would and the bus drivers are full of good stories if you sit near the front.

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ferry Flying
Replies: 16
Views: 4722

RE: Ferry Flying

Here's a question, Let's say I want to ferry single engine <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> aircraft. I have a CPL with an inst. rating and some spare time on my hands. Is there a website, directory or company that connects pilots with aircraft owners who need their airplane delivered?...

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by CWUPilot
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logging Flight Time Help Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2877

RE: Logging Flight Time Help Needed

Yes, you can log it as PIC and dual if he is your CFII. Otherwise, it's just PIC.

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logging Flight Time Help Needed
Replies: 6
Views: 2877

RE: Logging Flight Time Help Needed

If you are under the hood than both you and your safety pilot log the hours as PIC. That's how many pilots build time towards an airline job. They'll split the cost of an airplane rental and one pilot will stay under the hood. PIC time for half the cost!

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac - Good For Sleeping?
Replies: 3
Views: 3105

RE: Sea-Tac - Good For Sleeping?

I wouldn't suggest it. All the seats I know of there are the segmented type. The place also stays pretty busy though the night. I had to wait there for 6 hours once and that wasn't too fun. If you have $50, get a cheap motel room in the seatac area... Just lock your door.

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Small Aircraft Safety
Replies: 14
Views: 16299

RE: Small Aircraft Safety

About landing a small airplane in crosswinds... This is something every pilot should practice regularly... with an instructor at first and when it has been a while. You can't choose your destination weather and surface conditions can change quickly. A 15-knot crosswind component will not bother a we...

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by CWUPilot
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy Airline Website Prices!
Replies: 28
Views: 5037

RE: Crazy Airline Website Prices!

I got a great deal on American's website. $445 rt SEA-LHR. That's the first time I found something the wholesalers couldn't beat.

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by CWUPilot
Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 - A Good Glider?
Replies: 35
Views: 3136

RE: 737 - A Good Glider?

Hey AAFlyer25, As to your fear of flying, it might help to have someone explain to you how an airplane can fly in the first place. Maybe someone already has, but for my friends who were afraid to fly, a quick lesson on aerodynamics helped a lot. It removes the mystery of flight and helps you underst...

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by CWUPilot
Mon May 08, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Accelerated CFI And Multi Programs
Replies: 29
Views: 4991

RE: Accelerated CFI And Multi Programs

Thanks for the advice guys. On the CFI issue, I have completed part 141 ground already and a number of flights at the program here, so a flexible program in important too.

As for the multi, I have completed 141 ground and 8 hours in a frasca 242, no flights though.

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Wed May 03, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Accelerated CFI And Multi Programs
Replies: 29
Views: 4991

Accelerated CFI And Multi Programs

Hmmmmmmm.... Never thought I'd be posting this message. After 3 years in the flight program at my school, the crap finally hit the fan and many of the CFI and multi engine students are being given the shaft by the flight school we contract with. (It is a very long story but the University has a cont...

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by CWUPilot
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Craziest Thing You've Done in light a/c?
Replies: 11
Views: 5977

RE: The Craziest Thing You've Done In Light A/c?

I would never do this of course but I may have been in the cockpit when an instructor spun through a 1000' cloud layer when we were supposed to be VFR at night.

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by CWUPilot
Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bragging Time!: How Many Ratings Do You Have?
Replies: 44
Views: 6531

RE: Bragging Time!: How Many Ratings Do You Have?

I'll add two more this year, but at the moment:

Commercial Single Engine-Airplane
Instrument

Complex Endorsement

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by CWUPilot
Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kykm To Ksea And Back
Replies: 1
Views: 4172

Kykm To Ksea And Back

QX (Horizon) really has their stuff together. They were quick and friendly on this short flight. I'm a pilot getting ready to take their ground school for the Q200 so it was really exciting to fly on the actual aircraft. I was flying home from school instead of driving this year due to terrible traf...

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by CWUPilot
Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA Type Ratings And The KingAir
Replies: 8
Views: 42298

RE: FAA Type Ratings And The KingAir

MrChips is right,

The FAA may think that they make the rules, but it's actually the insurance companies who do. If this is something you want to do, start by talking to an insurance company.

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by CWUPilot
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi Instruction
Replies: 11
Views: 3331

RE: Taxi Instruction

KFLLCFII got it right. You can cross any runway on your taxi route except the one you are cleared to. When in doubt, ask. Always look both ways before crossing a runway and ask for progressive taxi if you are confused. Nothing worse than being asked to call the tower.

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safe Airframe Times (when Looking To Buy An A/c)
Replies: 10
Views: 13859

RE: Safe Airframe Times (when Looking To Buy An A/c)

Planes with lots of hours and cycles (takeoffs and landings or pressurizations and depresserizations) do become more maintenance heavy and prone to problems. Sometimes, those problems are deadly. The 737-200 that blew its top in Hawaii had 86,000 hours and nearly as many cycles. All of that pressuri...

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by CWUPilot
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline To Work For?
Replies: 8
Views: 7845

RE: Best Airline To Work For?

What about US Regionals? Which of them treats their employees the best?

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Test Schedule At Kbfi?
Replies: 2
Views: 3221

RE: Flight Test Schedule At Kbfi?

Most boeing test flights are done from 10am to 3pm on weekdays. If you want to see large cargo jets, 3 to 6 is an ideal time to watch. Some come in around 12 and one or two come in at 2 as well. It's been a year or so since I've flown at <acronym title="Seattle - Boeing Field / King County Internati...

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by CWUPilot
Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mystery Airline
Replies: 11
Views: 2375

RE: Mystery Airline

I couldn't find them in a search but goodness they sound familiar. Maybe she needs a new phone.

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Few Questions On Becoming A Pilot...
Replies: 11
Views: 4395

RE: A Few Questions On Becoming A Pilot...

I can't give you any better medical advice that they can, but I can tell you abou the flight training. I have been with many CFIs that are just starting their first job. Most have between 300 and 400 hours. This is becuase it is difficult to some degree to become a CFI with any less than that. By th...

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by CWUPilot
Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior Pictures: Sultan Of Brunei's A340?
Replies: 46
Views: 17101

RE: Interior Pictures: Sultan Of Brunei's A340?

Speaking of The Donald (I can't stand that guy), his 727 is worse than this aircraft. Too much gold! It's sad that he ruined such a classic trijet.

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by CWUPilot
Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Service.
Replies: 7
Views: 2846

RE: AA Service.

They weren't serving it for free when i flew to LHR last year. Beer was the usual $5. AA service is so/so. The flight to london was much better than the one back to seattle.

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by CWUPilot
Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Celebrates 10 Years Of Revenue Service
Replies: 77
Views: 9800

RE: 777 Celebrates 10 Years Of Revenue Service

The best plane I've ever been on! What a feat to have 10 years and so many millions of flight hours with out a write-off.

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Wed May 25, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheap Way To England?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 5086

RE: Cheap Way To England?!?

Great Ideas guys, thanks a lot. I'm sure that between the extra hours I'm getting this summer and your suggestions, I'll find a way.

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Mon May 23, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheap Way To England?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 5086

Cheap Way To England?!?

I was able to get a student fare last summer to england (from seattle) for about $550. I'm trying to do the same thing again this year in the month of august or september since my girlfriend lives in norfolk during the summer. By the time taxes are added on, the cheapest ticket i can find is over $6...

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by CWUPilot
Fri May 20, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could The 747ADV Be A Twin?
Replies: 20
Views: 5040

RE: Could The 747ADV Be A Twin?

True, it wouldn't work or get certified with 2 110,000 lb engines since single engine climb performance would be too low. But this is a good idea and Boeing will almost surely use a twin for its next "Jumbo Jet".

-CWUPilot

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by CWUPilot
Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does The Capt Program At Erau Rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 5373

RE: How Does The Capt Program At Erau Rate?

Bottom line: there is no easy way or fast track to an airline career. You'll end up making lots of money and living the good life but the road to the big boys is going to be challenging. This is good though, it proves that you really have what it takes and weeds out the folks who don't give a damn a...

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by CWUPilot
Wed Dec 29, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very Long Takeoff!
Replies: 23
Views: 6736

RE: Very Long Takeoff!

It's possible the pilots calculated their take-off distance to the foot and planned on using all available runway. That happens. Still, I wouldn't be comfortable calling it this close.

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by CWUPilot
Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anything To Do In Seattle This Time Of Year?
Replies: 12
Views: 5927

RE: Anything To Do In Seattle This Time Of Year?

The Museum of flight should be open still. Best aviation museum around. It is located on the west side of boeing field. Grab some lunch at the cafe and sit outside, you can watch a very busy airport at work. Most of the cargo jets come in between 11 and 3.

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by CWUPilot
Thu Dec 23, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Simpson's Flight To Japan?
Replies: 19
Views: 6504

RE: Simpson's Flight To Japan?

I am proud to say that I flew on the Simpson's Western Pacific jet to Washington DC. What a trip...

R.I.P. WestPac

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