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by DL_Mech
Sat Jan 28, 2023 1:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pitot-Static Tubes
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: Pitot-Static Tubes

On the 737 the pitot-static tubes are used by the ADC (air data computer) but we also have separate static ports on the side of the fuselage for the alternate static system which drives the standby altimeter/ASI. The 737 classics and C-40 uses the combination pitot static probes. Most of the NGs/Ma...

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by DL_Mech
Wed Jan 11, 2023 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident
Replies: 292
Views: 57542

Re: Ramp Worker Killed at MGM in accident

FGITD wrote:
the most training I received was to deice. And that was also the lowest paying.



That is an accident waiting to happen.

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by DL_Mech
Mon Jan 09, 2023 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fixed wing airlines that also operate helicopters
Replies: 52
Views: 4197

Re: Fixed wing airlines that also operate helicopters

I am showing my age, but when my parents and I visited the New York World's Fair in 1964, we took a ride over the Fairgrounds (and the newly-built Shea Stadium) in a giant Westland 30 helo that had TWA livery. I have been unable to track down any pics of it. Does anyone else remember that and/or wh...

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by DL_Mech
Wed Dec 14, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The use of integral air stairs
Replies: 43
Views: 5039

Re: The use of integral air stairs

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/0XO7TzVq7x4 Do they have drain holes for the hold where it is stored after retraction? What happens if it had been snowing heavily prior to retraction? Who's going to clean all the gunk and water that gets accumulated in the stowage area? I'd assume it is also heated ...

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by DL_Mech
Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Introduced First Of 33 Recently Purchased Used Boeing 737s
Replies: 69
Views: 21810

Re: Delta Introduced First Of 33 Recently Purchased Used Boeing 737s

My father would be tickled to know that Delta's old DC-9's made a return appearance with Delta. Sadly, I don't think any made it past the merger. The -10s were gone and the ex DL -30s (N3322L, N3324L) were already in the desert at the time of the merger (2008). One of them would have been a good mu...

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by DL_Mech
Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Relative size B777-200 engines
Replies: 19
Views: 4277

Re: Relative size B777-200 engines

CALTECH wrote:
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Look at the difference between MLG tire sizes between ER/LR.

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by DL_Mech
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUF-BOS on DL A321 & Related Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2942

Re: BUF-BOS on DL A321 & Related Questions

Reminds me of the JFK-BDL (Hartford, Ct.) and JFK-PHL flights on 763ERs just to get the planes off of the JFK ramp.

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by DL_Mech
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 2098
Views: 481428

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

From what I read a couple months ago they will be used as spares. They bought N913DE and N990DL also Talk about beating the odds… Seems like 95% of the time when a retired aircraft is flown to BYH it doesn’t make it out in one piece… Especially MD T-tails. Presumably these three aircraft had the mo...

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by DL_Mech
Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 117
Views: 16468

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

Ansett New Zealand on a J-31

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by DL_Mech
Sat Nov 19, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The manufacturing of the current 767
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: The manufacturing of the current 767

kalvado wrote:
A bit of nitpicking, but if that is actually anodized coating wearing out, "grey finish underneath" is a bare aluminum alloy...


Fair enough. That got me thinking, does the anodized finish provide some kind of protection to people who are allergic to handling aluminum? Just a thought.

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by DL_Mech
Fri Nov 18, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N646UA: High Age 767 Potential Corrosion Issue?
Replies: 87
Views: 26232

Re: N646UA: High Age 767 Potential Corrosion Issue?

https://youtu.be/iF_aoCyONsc?t=154

Was the whole plane painted, then stripped again? I say this because the wing to body fairings are fully painted in the new livery. These are not usually painted off of the aircraft.

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by DL_Mech
Thu Nov 17, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The manufacturing of the current 767
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: The manufacturing of the current 767

I've always wondered on the 757 and 767 there were two types of throttle lever design. A slimmer grey set, tended to be on earlier builds and a bulkier burgundy set on later builds. Was this dependent on engine type? I know the the RR on the 757 and earlier builds the engines were mechanically link...

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by DL_Mech
Thu Nov 17, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The manufacturing of the current 767
Replies: 12
Views: 2611

Re: The manufacturing of the current 767

Not aware of any 767s with FADEC, ours had overboost and overspeed protection but not FADEC GE CF6 FADEC airplanes had engine start panels with Single/Both positions. Non-FADEC CF6 and PW4000 planes had 1-Both-2 switch positions. 602124,0762613 Regarding updated avionics, later 767s had the EICAS c...

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by DL_Mech
Sun Oct 23, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 2098
Views: 481428

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Excellent point. Is that airplane the highest time commercial airliner ever operated? I am guessing it would be very competitive for that award given its age and that it has done long haul flying for most of its career. I believe an Air Canada 767 has had more hours, but 171 went through heavy main...

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by DL_Mech
Tue Oct 04, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Round opening on early DC-9s
Replies: 4
Views: 2651

Re: Round opening on early DC-9s

I think there is an APU intake on the tail, so what is this opening for? Or is this the intake and on the tail is the exhaust? This is probably the most mistaken item on the DC-9. The intake at the base of the tail is part of the air conditioning system. Specifically, the cooling air for the heat e...

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by DL_Mech
Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Venues other than retail/food/lounges at airports
Replies: 33
Views: 2576

Re: Venues other than retail/food/lounges at airports

Although it is retail, the Milwaukee airport MKE has a large used bookstore.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/renaissance-book-shop-milwaukee-2

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by DL_Mech
Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas Old A320s
Replies: 81
Views: 16081

Re: Deltas Old A320s

As to crew bitching about stuff without any real knowledge of the situation: welcome to the airline business. That’s the truth. Reminds me of the Flight Attendants telling you not to drink the water from the airplane. I like this video explaining airplane water: https://youtu.be/N0LF3UUJ1N8

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by DL_Mech
Mon Sep 19, 2022 1:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis dies at 87
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis dies at 87

Gotta love this cover: https://i.discogs.com/avlq8NRLKl09zhc6G6KsmIrjv_W8KaT6wj-uw1HLmx4/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:599/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTI4MzUy/NTgtMTMwMzU3ODE3/OC5qcGVn.jpeg From: https://i.discogs.com/avlq8NRLKl09zhc6G6KsmIrjv_W8KaT6wj-uw1HLmx4/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:599...

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by DL_Mech
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline Clubs in odd outposts
Replies: 37
Views: 3153

Re: US Airline Clubs in odd outposts

A comprehensive list in this thread (1987):

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1431093

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by DL_Mech
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-200 CNO-HNL
Replies: 26
Views: 4721

Re: 737-200 CNO-HNL

How much reserve fuel would that plane have? I assume she's fitted with aux tanks. The -200 is sharp but the 737-100 was the best looking - kinda like a little pug airliner. Definitely fitted with a large AUX tank in the rear cargo compartment. You’ll notice in the video during the walk around when...

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by DL_Mech
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Rejected Takeoff Due to Medical Emergency
Replies: 28
Views: 6803

Re: DL Rejected Takeoff Due to Medical Emergency

Any ATC recordings of this flight? That may provide an answer.

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by DL_Mech
Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jets gain weight? Really?
Replies: 35
Views: 5909

Re: Jets gain weight? Really?

Video showing dust accumulation inside a 737NG:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BH_xBL5RMw

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by DL_Mech
Mon Sep 05, 2022 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disposal of old First, Biz seats and shells
Replies: 18
Views: 3913

Re: OLD Aircraft First, Biz seats and shells

But, still, what happened to all the tens of thousands of far more elaborate Business and First Class seats? There is so much material to them! The pod style seats are a multiple piece unit. Those seats have to be disassembled in order to get them in/out of the airplane doorway. The seat assembly, ...

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by DL_Mech
Fri Sep 02, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any idea for a narrative story that is aviation related?
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Any idea for a narrative story that is aviation related?

So, what do you all think? Sounds like a good idea. Come up with an accident where all the holes lined up and caused an incident (human factors). Air Ontario 1363 is an interesting human factors case where the crew was ultimately to blame, but the situations presented to them made their decisions s...

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by DL_Mech
Thu Sep 01, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trying the competition: American Airlines Business Class, London to New York on the Boeing 777-300ER
Replies: 13
Views: 13378

Re: Trying the competition: American Airlines Business Class, London to New York on the Boeing 777-300ER

Thank you for your detailed explanation. But why is that an issue for AA, and not other carriers? I've never flown F on AA internationally, but surely they don't also offer plastic cups to passengers in F? US based airlines used to serve pre-departure beverages in glass, but stopped because of FAA ...

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by DL_Mech
Thu Sep 01, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta L-1011-1
Replies: 9
Views: 3033

Re: Delta L-1011-1

Then ships until 729 were never retrofitted with center overheads? None of the -1s were retrofitted with the center bins, including the Eastern airplanes 781-790. TWA went so far as to not order the center overhead bins on their late build -100 airplanes to match the rest of their fleet. These airp...

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by DL_Mech
Wed Aug 31, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta L-1011-1
Replies: 9
Views: 3033

Re: Delta L-1011-1

Yes, ships 729-741 were built with the center overheads from the factory. 736-741 were later converted to -250s.

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by DL_Mech
Wed Aug 31, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TAP Boeing 747-200
Replies: 16
Views: 3884

Re: TAP Boeing 747-200

jfk777 wrote:
TWA took two.


I'm not surprised that TWA took these as the configuration was very similar to what TWA had at the time. Two upper deck lavatories, triple galley at door 4 and six lavatories in the back. Fourteen lavatories was not common on the 747.

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by DL_Mech
Fri Aug 26, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any idea for a narrative story that is aviation related?
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Any idea for a narrative story that is aviation related?

I wrote a paper about Aloha 243 years ago. You can bore her with the technicalities of a cold bonded lap joint. If you can get a copy of this book, the author covers it pretty well. https://www.amazon.com/Air-Disaster-Vol-Macarthur-Job/dp/1875671196/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=1875671196&psc=1 That fli...

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by DL_Mech
Wed Aug 24, 2022 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ghana bans N195DN (767-332 operated by Delta)
Replies: 76
Views: 14889

Re: Ghana bans N195DN (767-332 operated by Delta)

You have to be on your toes to work for an airline. I was assigned to work 737, and this thing was sitting at the gate: 0199841 I really like DL's 767s. A few weeks ago I flew on two of them. I really enjoyed the experience. I am not understanding the complaint. Lightsaber I agree. I’ll take a 767 o...

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by DL_Mech
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Suggestions for BOS-FRA & MUC 744 and A346 Trip
Replies: 19
Views: 2921

Re: Suggestions for BOS-FRA & MUC 744 and A346 Trip

One of my favorite things about the 747 is that you never seem to be going fast enough to takeoff, and then it magically lifts up into the air. Make sure you watch the wing flex during takeoff. Just be aware it can be a little loud in that aft zone. Enjoy your trip! This trip report was from seat 47...

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by DL_Mech
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777-200ERs Keep Soldiering On
Replies: 122
Views: 27336

Re: 777-200ERs Keep Soldiering On

rbavfan wrote:
Just don't know if the 77L has the composite floor like the 77W or the older metal floors.


The 77L has composite floor beams. Even the 777F has them under the cockpit (section 41).

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by DL_Mech
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 2098
Views: 481428

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Curious what the benefit registering by MSN or L/N would be? Would it be to know dates of manufacture for each? How does the airline benefit from this? I would think effectivity of maintenance manuals. MSN means very little to maintaining aircraft. Due to improvements and changes in production, air...

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by DL_Mech
Thu Aug 11, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL 941 757-300 gear problem
Replies: 35
Views: 9006

Re: DL 941 757-300 gear problem

Tire monitoring, is I think, a newish piece of kit. Tire Pressure Monitoring System was a priced option on the 757/767 and is baseline on the 777 and 787. It’s been around for at least 25 years, if not longer. I know that Delta and United did not take the tire pressure monitoring system on the 777E...

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by DL_Mech
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable Meals in Airports Question/Poll.
Replies: 35
Views: 3436

Re: Memorable Meals in Airports Question/Poll.

1. Eating Burger King at the old Heathrow Terminal 3 landside restaurant when spotting around 2002-4 Of all places, I'm surprised that Burger King would make the top of the list, or really, the list at all. I remember that Burger King. Not many places in the world where you could see a Royal Brunei...

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by DL_Mech
Thu Aug 04, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help ID Airline and Aircraft from Windows and Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Help ID Airline and Aircraft from Windows and Seats

[quote="Gillbilly"][/quote] I’m glad that I was able to solve that mystery for you. The 727 is a good aircraft to have ticked off on your flown list. I had a family photo like yours that showed that I had flown on a turbojet 707, and I was pretty excited about that. Here is a video of the ...

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by DL_Mech
Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help ID Airline and Aircraft from Windows and Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Help ID Airline and Aircraft from Windows and Seats

Gosh, that's exciting. I agree on the upholstery, that looks like an exact match. But how'd you make the call on it being a 727 instead of something else? Are those windows really that unique? That interior was only on ships 501-546 727s at Delta. The orange armrest was the dead giveaway. Other 727...

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by DL_Mech
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help ID Airline and Aircraft from Windows and Seats
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Help ID Airline and Aircraft from Windows and Seats

Delta 727-232. Probably in the 501-546 ship numbers. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/35/99/47/3599475593b8ba0eb93682c69509df48.jpg From:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/35/99/47/3599475593b8ba0eb93682c69509df48.jpg F/C seats looked like this: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Delta_St...

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by DL_Mech
Mon Jul 25, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country - News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 216
Views: 30954

Re: Sun country widebodies, Europe?

OzarkD9S wrote:

Used to see those in STL regularly. IIRC many of them were MAC charters.


N144JC is the one I remember at STL in the 80s. The only DC-10 in a sea of TriStars.

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by DL_Mech
Sun Jul 24, 2022 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did any Delta L-1011s receive new liveries?
Replies: 5
Views: 2661

Re: Did any Delta L-1011s receive new liveries?

No, but they finally got a new interior in late 1994 or early 1995. (The L15 had already been redone as they were used for transatlantic) A few years later all Delta interiors got a new uniform interior for the first time, including the 727 but except for the recently redone L10, which would be pha...

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by DL_Mech
Thu Jul 21, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast
Replies: 347
Views: 75431

Re: Airbus reshapes A350 cabin to better accommodate 10 abreast

The aisles shouldn't feel narrow on BA because they only have 17.5" wide seats and the A350 can easily handle 18" wide seats like SQ and DL do. Delta has 17.4” seats. The 18” was a mistake on their website. https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/airbus/a350 https://web.archive.org/web/20200...

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by DL_Mech
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bulb specification help please!
Replies: 4
Views: 3082

Re: Bulb specification help please!

AA737-823 wrote:
FYI, some vendors will list it as "OL3071" while others will have it as "0L3071." Terrible way to begin a part number...


The OL stands for Oshino Lamp, and I agree a terrible part number.

https://www.oshinolamps.com/aircraft-lamps.html

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by DL_Mech
Fri Jul 08, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 2098
Views: 481428

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

777Mech wrote:

They no longer have a line dedicated to paint in ATL, but they still have the capability to paint one-off special liveries like the Team USA and the Breast Cancer liveries.


This B-17 was also painted in ATL:

http://www.ericksoncollection.com/aircraft#/boeing-b17f-flying-fortress/

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by DL_Mech
Thu Jul 07, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find Tail Number from old Flight Thread
Replies: 537
Views: 119791

Re: Recognizing aircraft reg on fotos

While trying to find out the specific aircraft that I travelled on a long time ago, I had no success looking through ACARS data. But now I found two fotos that may help. The quality isn´t the best, but maybe the numbers on the landing gear doors can be recognized- or maybe there is another clue? I ...

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by DL_Mech
Thu May 26, 2022 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greek composer Vangelis dies.
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: Greek composer Vangelis dies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKqLAVyRaXw


The whole “Friends of Mr. Cairo” album was pretty great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjyFydbgBG4
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Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
I really like "I'll Find My Way Home" that he wrote and recorded together with Jon Anderson from Yes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKqLAVyRaXw


The whole “Friends of Mr. Cairo” album was pretty great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjyFydbgBG4

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by DL_Mech
Thu May 26, 2022 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 2098
Views: 481428

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

Out of curiosity, is there a way to find out what ship number (B767-300ER) was flying on 13th October 1997 from VIE to ATL? It was my 1st TATL flight. Would there be a chance that this particular 767 is still in the DL fleet? IIRC, the routing of that aircraft was ATL-VIE-BUD-VIE-ATL if that helps....

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