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by RKDFlier
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter
Replies: 81
Views: 8778

Re: U.S. Air Force Begins Drafting Specs For Next Air Refueler, Airlifter

No mention of the KC10A. Any word on when they will be retired?

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by RKDFlier
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6443

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Not exactly rare, but I've flown on an Antonov An2. The wicker seats were very uncomfortable.

I've also flown a bunch of KC10's.

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by RKDFlier
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 80
Views: 10894

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

iahcsr wrote:
Rather disappointing no major aircraft order .. the 175/789 being minor.


Do they have a large fleet to replace which doesn't already a orders for?

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by RKDFlier
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82713

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

PortlandMEguy wrote:
Looks line Southwest's Saturday Seasonal PWM-MCO is cut for the time being based on their newest schedule extension.


Could this open the door for Frontier to go year round?

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by RKDFlier
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 234476

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Boutique Air is bidding against Cape Air on the EAS BOS-RKD route using Pc12's. There doesn't seem like local support for them going by the article in the local newspaper. Source? Would be interesting to see Boutique Air expand flights from BOS now that they started service to Massena. Boutique Air...

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by RKDFlier
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 234476

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Boutique Air is bidding against Cape Air on the EAS BOS-RKD route using Pc12's. There doesn't seem like local support for them going by the article in the local newspaper.

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by RKDFlier
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82713

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Boutique Air is bidding against Cape Air on the EAS BOS-RKD route using Pc12's. There doesn't seem like much local support for them going by the article in the local newspaper.

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by RKDFlier
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Into A Hurricane: PWM-MCO W. B6 (pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 16745

RE: Flying Into A Hurricane: PWM-MCO W. B6 (pics)

Great report. It's always nice to read a TR out of Maine.

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by RKDFlier
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite/least Favorite Twin Jet
Replies: 41
Views: 15549

RE: Favorite/least Favorite Twin Jet

Favorite Wide: N/A
Favorite Narrow: B757-200
Least Favorite Wide: N/A
Least Favorite Narrow: A320

Haven't flown on any wide twins, so I couldn't specify.

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by RKDFlier
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft You Want To Fly On
Replies: 48
Views: 9079

RE: Aircraft You Want To Fly On

Tu-204
MD11
B747

Mostly the Tu204. The others I have a better chance to get on though.

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by RKDFlier
Wed May 28, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance
Replies: 76
Views: 9629

RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

AUG-RKD ando RKD-AUG
RKD-BHB

All on Colgan(US Airways) which I've done many times each.

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by RKDFlier
Thu May 08, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airline In The Us
Replies: 29
Views: 8193

RE: Worst Airline In The Us

I'll also defend US Airways. I think they are good. Not the best, but definitely not the worst.

My worst vote goes to Soutwest with Delta very close.

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by RKDFlier
Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Frequent Airports
Replies: 60
Views: 6432

RE: Your Most Frequent Airports

Most to least:
KRKD
KBOS
KPWM
KJFK
KPIT
KCMH

This list excludes any 1 time visits/stops.

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by RKDFlier
Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In Fairness, Whats The Best Ever Looking Trijet
Replies: 28
Views: 6692

RE: In Fairness, Whats The Best Ever Looking Trije

For a totally biased vote, I'll for the KC-10A.

For unbiased, I'll go with the MD11.

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by RKDFlier
Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?
Replies: 50
Views: 9989

RE: What Is The Best Looking Boeing?

I'm definitely gonna go with the B757-300. Beautiful plane.

Close second would be the B717-200.

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by RKDFlier
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: It's Time Again, Your Small GA Fleet.... But ->
Replies: 35
Views: 21956

RE: It's Time Again, Your Small GA Fleet.... But -

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by RKDFlier
Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is The Smallest Plane You Flown On?
Replies: 67
Views: 9788

RE: What Is The Smallest Plane You Flown On?

B1900C or An-2. Whichever is smaller.

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by RKDFlier
Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Biggest Plane You've Flown On?
Replies: 92
Views: 9052

RE: What's The Biggest Plane You've Flown On?

U.S.A.F KC10A is the biggest for me. For commercial service it would be a B757-200 <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">B...

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by RKDFlier
Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Commercial-Jets?
Replies: 43
Views: 8067

RE: What Are Your Favorite Commercial-Jets?

For me I've always been a fan of these fine aircraft:

B737-2
B757-2/3
DC10
DC9
B717
B1900C/D

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by RKDFlier
Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FSEconomy?
Replies: 2
Views: 3629

FSEconomy?

Anyone on FSEconomy? I absolutely love this program. I'm doing freelance work at the moment.

www.fseconomy.com if you aren't familiar with it. If you like GA, you'll love this.

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by RKDFlier
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Do You "Identify" Your Luggage?
Replies: 25
Views: 11636

RE: How Do You "Identify" Your Luggage?

My bags are red which are a huge contrast to the sea of black.

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by RKDFlier
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vote For Americas Favorite Airline Right Here!
Replies: 66
Views: 5745

RE: Vote For Americas Favorite Airline Right Here!

US Airways

They are the most convenient and I've never had a bad experience with them.

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by RKDFlier
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official New England Aviation Thread #1
Replies: 165
Views: 9759

RE: Official New England Aviation Thread #1

JetBlue <acronym title="Portland - International Jetport (PWM / KPWM), USA - Maine">PWM</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> 1X Daily starting February 10, 2008. Not sure if this was mentioned in another thread, but I haven't found it a...

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by RKDFlier
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official New England Aviation Thread #1
Replies: 165
Views: 9759

RE: Official New England Aviation Thread #1

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by RKDFlier
Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official New England Aviation Thread #1
Replies: 165
Views: 9759

RE: Official New England Aviation Thread #1

Some RKD (Knox County Regional Airport. Owls Head, Maine) news. The county is waiting for all the towns to pay thier taxes being used for the $3.6m expansion project. They are building a parallel taxiway the full length of rwy 13/31. Paving more parking spots for aircraft and also adding more vehicl...

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by RKDFlier
Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite Airliner(points System)
Replies: 53
Views: 5362

RE: Your Favourite Airliner(points System)

5-B757-200
4-DC10
3-B737-200
2-B717-200
1-MD80

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by RKDFlier
Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 Ride
Replies: 17
Views: 10253

RE: KC-10 Ride

OK, I can fill you in on this one. The <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 has airliner seats that are quite comfortable for military standards. There will be a second lavatory added to the left side of the fuselage. The lavs are the same style as an airliner's. Behind...

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by RKDFlier
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: One Thing You Dislike About FSX
Replies: 54
Views: 12086

RE: One Thing You Dislike About FSX

Fuel trucks never getting to my plane. Always stop enroute and sit there forever.

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by RKDFlier
Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PWM-MCO On AirTran (Pics)
Replies: 14
Views: 12688

RE: PWM-MCO On AirTran (Pics)

I was hoping someone would post a trip report of this route. Can't wait to read about the return flight.

Glad to see that the loads are high.

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by RKDFlier
Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Starting PWM-BWI Today!
Replies: 26
Views: 3649

RE: AirTran Starting PWM-BWI Today!

Anyone know where they are located at PWM? Did another airline have to give up a gate?

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by RKDFlier
Sat May 05, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which 737 Types Have You Flown On?
Replies: 92
Views: 10013

RE: Which 737 Types Have You Flown On?

-200 (my very first flight ever)
-300
-700 (brand new. i was on it's 2nd pax flight)

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by RKDFlier
Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines And Aircraft You've Flown Most?
Replies: 87
Views: 8112

Airlines And Aircraft You've Flown Most?

U S Airways/Colgan/Chautauqua
Not sure what type most. It's either E145 or B1900c/d

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by RKDFlier
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?
Replies: 14
Views: 11293

RE: Anyone Have A Back Yard Landing Strip?

My neighbors in my original hometown had a grass strip in their field. Although it was used mostly for powered parachutes and ultralites, an occational cessa or the like flew in. Where I live now, there is a field down the road that is a makeshift emergency landing spot where pilots will land if RKD...

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by RKDFlier
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: King Of Your Local Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 6324

RE: King Of Your Local Airport

I believe US is king at all Maine airports. Please correct me if I am wrong though.

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by RKDFlier
Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Airlines Use Boeing & Airbus?
Replies: 36
Views: 16101

RE: Why Do Airlines Use Boeing & Airbus?

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by RKDFlier
Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Numerous Diversions To Maine 3/16/07
Replies: 11
Views: 3128

RE: Numerous Diversions To Maine 3/16/07

Wow. What a great mix of metal. I bet the pax in the double divertions weren't very happy.

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by RKDFlier
Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-22 Arrives In Japan
Replies: 13
Views: 4803

RE: F-22 Arrives In Japan

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by RKDFlier
Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next AirTran City Is...PWM!
Replies: 43
Views: 6277

RE: Next AirTran City Is...PWM!

Oh Yeah! They'll be seeing me on a few flights in the future. Especially the non-stop to Orlando. I'll need to go take a few pics on the first day. Maybe even take the first flight.

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by RKDFlier
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran To Announce 2 New Cities Next Week
Replies: 177
Views: 15429

RE: Airtran To Announce 2 New Cities Next Week

I hope it is <acronym title="Portland - International Jetport (PWM / KPWM), USA - Maine">PWM</acronym> personally. We've needed LCC coverage for a long time. Especially since <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym> got <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN<...

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by RKDFlier
Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BGR-BOS Downgraded
Replies: 9
Views: 2707

RE: DL BGR-BOS Downgraded

They must've used an old photo in the newspaper, because it showed a 328jet. Thanks for the info. It's still a big decline in seats from any regional jet to a B1900.

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by RKDFlier
Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BGR-BOS Downgraded
Replies: 9
Views: 2707

DL BGR-BOS Downgraded

Just read in the Bangor Daily News that Delta is going to downgrade their <acronym title="Bangor - International (BGR / KBGR), USA - Maine">BGR</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> flight from 3x 328jet(?) to ...

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by RKDFlier
Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10 Question
Replies: 24
Views: 4458

RE: A-10 Question

I have a question. Has an A-10 ever shot down another aircraft? There's been many aircraft that have done things that aren't part of their primary role. Just curious if one of these has taken down an aircraft.

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by RKDFlier
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Old (July, 1985) BOS Pictures.
Replies: 12
Views: 2308

RE: Two Old (July, 1985) BOS Pictures.

Speaking of <acronym title="Coast Air (Norway)">BX</acronym>, what happened to them? I know they used to fly about 15 trips a day into <acronym title="Bangor - International (BGR / KBGR), USA - Maine">BGR</acronym> back in the day. I've never really looked into their history. Sorry if this takes the...

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by RKDFlier
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How Do I Get A Custom Livery On A FS Plane?
Replies: 4
Views: 10283

RE: How Do I Get A Custom Livery On A FS Plane?

Years ago I came accross a website that specialized in making liveries for VA's. Not sure if it's around anymore. I couldn't find it. Anyone know if it still exists or any custom livery sites out there?

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by RKDFlier
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PWM-EWR-SEA-IAD-PWM On CO/UA
Replies: 11
Views: 11589

RE: PWM-EWR-SEA-IAD-PWM On CO/UA

Excellent TR. It's good to see another PWM TR. Good Job.

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by RKDFlier
Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?
Replies: 112
Views: 12218

RE: What Are Your 2007 Airline Predictions?

PWM will get a second LCC. Airtran maybe? JetBlue will not use an A320 to <acronym title="Portland - International Jetport (PWM / KPWM), USA - Maine">PWM</acronym> for the summer and will keep their E190s running the route. <acronym title="Bangor - International (BGR / KBGR), USA - Maine">BGR</acron...

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by RKDFlier
Sat Oct 09, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport You Transit Through The Most
Replies: 44
Views: 4663

RE: Airport You Transit Through The Most

BOS. only destination out of RKD.

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