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by sparky35805
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737-200 question
Replies: 22
Views: 4957

Re: Delta 737-200 question

As mentioned Delta took delivery of 33 737-232s,starting in 1984.They also took delivery of some new builds originally ordered by Western along with Western's 737-300s.Delta later placed a large order for 737-332s,a few of which were delivered before the order was cancelled.The ones delivered were s...

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by sparky35805
Tue May 21, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 7735

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Go way back.Boeing 247 for United,DC-2 for TWA,and DC-3/DST for American.Later on ,the DC-7 for American.

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by sparky35805
Wed May 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6956

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

A DC-9/MD-80/90/717 noisy?If you are talking cabin noise,You have never flown on a 737-200.

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by sparky35805
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panagra's 2-letter code?
Replies: 19
Views: 2000

Re: Panagra's 2-letter code?

Im almost positive that Panagra's code was PG.

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by sparky35805
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver airways flying the ATR now?
Replies: 15
Views: 3895

Re: Silver airways flying the ATR now?

Flightaware shows the afternoon flight,MCO-HSV-MCO as a Saab,but I saw an ATR heading for the HSV airport .

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by sparky35805
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When was Pan Am's 'Blue Globe' livery introduced?
Replies: 15
Views: 2134

Re: When was Pan Am's 'Blue Globe' livery introduced?

At least two DC-3s were painted.One was used for training and research and one was used as a corporate transport.It was pressed into scheduled service in Germany while runway construction at one city prevented larger aircraft from landing for a few months.N54705 was the research aircraft and N19912 ...

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by sparky35805
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When was Pan Am's 'Blue Globe' livery introduced?
Replies: 15
Views: 2134

Re: When was Pan Am's 'Blue Globe' livery introduced?

Fall of 1957 a DC-6B was painted in a variation featuring a blue tail with a white globe.Also a DC-7B leased from Panagra was painted like this.There is a photo of the 6B in an issue of Aviation week from October 1957.The first 707 was rolled out in the scheme that was adopted with a white tail with...

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by sparky35805
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25188

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

The A320/319 fleet at United was ordered under Stephen Wolfe.He wanted Boeing to put a new wing on the 737-400 so it could fly non stop from DEN to any city in the 48 states.Boeing said no and Wolfe bought the Airbus product.Boeing decided to upgrade the 737 when they lost this order and the airplan...

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by sparky35805
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 5025

Re: Multi-engine type fleet of same aircraft

Delta ordered both P&W and GE powered 767-300s.

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by sparky35805
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BCS1 99XX Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 3410

Re: DL BCS1 99XX Flights

They have three aircraft flying now.We see them in HSV often,mostly to ATL,JAN,and DFW.Doing a lot of training.

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by sparky35805
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18680

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

The original 707 that Pan Am ordered was designed to be built with the KC-135 tooling and was only wide enough with 5 abreast.They ordered 20 to get an early start with jets.The ordered 25 JT4-A powered DC-8s for their long range airplane.Boeing lost the United order to Douglas because United wanted...

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by sparky35805
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3558

Re: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)

That open sided concourse looks a lot like the old airport at JAX.It is not BAL.

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by sparky35805
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3558

Re: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)

Looks like JAX.

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by sparky35805
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3558

Re: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)

Looks like JAX.

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by sparky35805
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX
Replies: 19
Views: 4103

Re: Silver to suspend RSW and JAX

They started MCO-HSV last week with SAABs,aroute that was to start in May with ATRs.A Saab is not a bad ride for a short haul,but 2 hours plus would be hard to take.

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by sparky35805
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?
Replies: 111
Views: 17651

Re: AA's Upgauges to Mainline: More to Come?

AA had three daily roundtrips DFW-HSV-DFW until the merger.A short time later the A319s and MD80s Were replaced with Eagle CR9s and CR7s scheduled within 10 minutes of each other.HSV-CLT had been US Air Express since the Fokker 100s were retired.

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by sparky35805
Fri May 18, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 10274

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

TWA 1960s,especially on a 707-331B.

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by sparky35805
Fri May 11, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Silver?
Replies: 3
Views: 997

What's up with Silver?

The local CBS station here in HSV is reporting that Silver is delaying service until at least September.They were to start on May 23 to MCO with ATR-42s .Thi announcement was made today at the airport in a news conference.Channel 19 contacted several passengers that had flights booked,got refunds,bu...

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by sparky35805
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pro Air have special flap configurations for their 737s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3824

Re: Did Pro Air have special flap configurations for their 737s?

DC-9-14 worked fine out of our 5200'at Huntsville.
Pro Air had 737-400s .Not sure of their performance.

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by sparky35805
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 157
Views: 23688

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

Allegiant tried HSV several years ago and left,saying they couldnt make it work.Maybe if they had not canceled so many flights,HSV-MCO goes back to 1963 with Eastern Electras.The space race was wide open and by 167 we were filling up two 727s five days a week.I Silver will maintain reliable service ...

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by sparky35805
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Flight Diversions
Replies: 45
Views: 6031

Re: ATL Flight Diversions

We had at least three divert here (HSV).I have seen many more than that in the past.

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by sparky35805
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 6521

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

Baltimore Friendship before June 1962.Eastern grounded the Martins with the strike starting June 1962.That paint scheme on the DC-7B was introduced with the modified Electras in 1961.

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by sparky35805
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)
Replies: 40
Views: 6521

Re: Is this O'Hare? (says 1960)

Baltimore Friendship before June 1962.Eastern grounded the Martins with the strike starting June 1962.That paint scheme on the DC-7B was introduced with the modified Electras in 1961.

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by sparky35805
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Watermarks
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Watermarks

I have seen photos with watermarks like that across the image of the aircraft.That makes no sense as you cant view the aircraft.

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by sparky35805
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's Fly Eastern Paint Scheme
Replies: 5
Views: 3539

Re: Eastern's Fly Eastern Paint Scheme

All Eastern Super Connies had the red spear including the L1049C freighters.

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by sparky35805
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC8-21 "captain" Names
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

RE: United DC8-21 "captain" Names

also 727-200 N7280U was named after Leon D Cuddeback,another pioneering pilot with United.Not sure if any other 727s were named.

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by sparky35805
Thu May 19, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 72807

RE: CNN Reporting Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing.

Is 37000 High for 20 minutes before landing?

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by sparky35805
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​A380 Could Work At Iberia And Aer Lingus: Walsh
Replies: 138
Views: 28982

RE: ​A380 Could Work At Iberia And Aer Lingus: Walsh

A one aircraft fleet can work.Braniff operated a single 747 <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-<a...

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by sparky35805
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville To London?
Replies: 141
Views: 18063

RE: Nashville To London?

AA flew BNA-LHR for a short time with 767-200ER's.

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by sparky35805
Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RE: Delta To Place Narrowbody Order Part 1
Replies: 201
Views: 39016

RE: Delta To Place Narrowbody Order Part 1

When are the used E190s to be delivered?Also have they taken delivery of all of the 717s that they are getting or are more on the way?

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by sparky35805
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capital Airlines Fleet With United Merger
Replies: 20
Views: 5572

RE: Capital Airlines Fleet With United Merger

It was strange to see a United flight listed as a DC-3 Mainliner in a late 1961 timetable.

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by sparky35805
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capital Airlines Fleet With United Merger
Replies: 20
Views: 5572

RE: Capital Airlines Fleet With United Merger

We saw Capitol Super Connies here in <acronym title="Huntsville - International / Carl T Jones Field (HSV / KHSV), USA - Alabama">HSV</acronym> often in the 60s.They operated charters for the military and NASA.The Von Braun group would charter one to go to Germany for Vacation. Capital started here ...

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by sparky35805
Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capital Airlines Fleet With United Merger
Replies: 20
Views: 5572

RE: Capital Airlines Fleet With United Merger

Capital merged with United in 1961.Capitol was a non-sked or supplemental based in Nashville.They operated charters until deregulation when they started some scheduled service before going out of business in the mid 1980s. As for Capitals fleet after the merger,The Viscounts were kept on the east co...

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by sparky35805
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Last DC-6 Flight
Replies: 47
Views: 8086

RE: United's Last DC-6 Flight

United operated the first scheduled jet flights into <acronym title="Huntsville - International / Carl T Jones Field (HSV / KHSV), USA - Alabama">HSV</acronym> in late October 1966 with 727-22s.This was from the old airports 5200' runway.Eastern followed in April 1967 with 727-25s and Southern in Ju...

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by sparky35805
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champs Alabama On DL 744
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

RE: Champs Alabama On DL 744

Clemson flew out to <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> from <acronym title="Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP / KGSP), USA - South Carolina">GSP</acronym> on a Delta 744.Not sure what the return was.We had a Delta...

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by sparky35805
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Weather delays
Replies: 49
Views: 17158

WN Weather delays

We have had two rounds of diversions from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> here (<acronym title="Huntsville - International / Carl T Jones Field (HSV / KHSV), USA - Alabama">HSV</acronym...

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by sparky35805
Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Come UA Dumped So Many 737-200s Early?
Replies: 23
Views: 9600

RE: How Come UA Dumped So Many 737-200s Early?

After going to a two man crew,United bought 25 737-291 Adv.from Frontier.

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by sparky35805
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No TWA Propjets?
Replies: 10
Views: 2942

RE: Why No TWA Propjets?

Delta's board approved ordering Electras,but they could not get delivery positions as soon as they wanted them.

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by sparky35805
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 18723

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

Aer Lingus L-1011 and MD-11.

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by sparky35805
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 18723

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

Capital operated Boeing 720s leased from United in United colors from the fall of 1960 until the merger in the summer 1961.

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by sparky35805
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 18723

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

Pan Am operated two L1049 Super Constellations leased from Eastern in full Pan Am colors for six months in 1955.

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by sparky35805
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 18723

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

AOA was Sold to Pan Am along with the Stratocruisers,Constellations,and a few DC-4s.The Stratocruisers continued with Pan Am until 1959-1960.

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by sparky35805
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unveils TWA Retrojet
Replies: 136
Views: 30735

RE: AA Unveils TWA Retrojet

The twin globes would have been perfect on a 737.The best scheme ever on a jet was a 707-331B in the twin globes before exit outlines.The one that they are doing is not bad.

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by sparky35805
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 18723

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

Continental had one DC-4 for one year. Northwest operated 25 Martin 202s 1947-1951.The crews refused to fly them after five were lost in accidents. <acronym title="Pisa - San Giusto / Galileo Galilei (PSA / LIRP), Italy">PSA</acronym> had one DC-6B for a short time. Capital operated three Super DC-3...

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by sparky35805
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 18723

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

Eastern replaced all of their DC-8s with L-1011s.I forgot about <acronym title="Pisa - San Giusto / Galileo Galilei (PSA / LIRP), Italy">PSA</acronym> and the 737-200s. Delta operated Constellations twice.The first 6 were 749s from the C&S merger for about 2 years and 4 049s bought from Pan Am 1...

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by sparky35805
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 18723

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

Five of those 737-332s were delivered to Delta,at least two in full colors.Not sure if they entered service.

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by sparky35805
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 18723

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

United and the B-377,1949-1955.<acronym title="Pisa - San Giusto / Galileo Galilei (PSA / LIRP), Italy">PSA</acronym> had two DC-9-30s in the early 70s for a short time long before they picked up the -30s from Altair/Air Canada.Going way back,United operated four Lcokheed Lodestars on their west coa...

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by sparky35805
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (TWA 707)
Replies: 22
Views: 2770

RE: Where? (TWA 707)

TWA operated a series of around the world chartes in the 70s and 80s with all first class 707s.Thiese could be from one of them.Could the logo be RAM?

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by sparky35805
Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines That Did Not Order Lockheed Electra
Replies: 24
Views: 3693

RE: US Airlines That Did Not Order Lockheed Electra

Delta's Woolman wanted Electras and the board authorized an order,but could not get early enough delivery slots and did not place an order for 10-15 aircraft.

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