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by rdu777
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 28
Views: 4337

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

The B-52, first of all, is the only fleet that has large numbers AND can carry nukes. It also has a psychological impact beyond measure. Sure, it's a flying bomb truck, but the psychological aspect of a flight of 5 armed B-52s flying over you is tough to beat. The -52 is also more survivable, given...

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by rdu777
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More RDU News Included..
Replies: 98
Views: 7389

RE: More RDU News Included..

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by rdu777
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380's To North America?
Replies: 69
Views: 12623

RE: A380's To North America?

I've always wonder if <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International (GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">GSO</acronym> will see any <acronym title="Federal Express (USA)">FX</acronym> A380s once the hub is opened. Does anyone have any creditable insight on this? I would guess maybe during...

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by rdu777
Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW A319/ DC-9 Ground Collision Video
Replies: 81
Views: 27526

RE: NW A319/ DC-9 Ground Collision Video

Just last night (July 9th) at <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> we had a United E170 make an emergency landing because of a hydrulic failure. However after it landed the pilot wasn't able to taxi and had to be towed off the runway. I w...

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by rdu777
Sat Jul 08, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Profitable City Pairs With No Service
Replies: 112
Views: 12571

RE: Profitable City Pairs With No Service

MAH4546, Do you really think <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> could support a flight to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> unsubsidized if <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW ...

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by rdu777
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU Gets Another 767
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

RE: RDU Gets Another 767

Yea ERJ170, I saw it on the schedule but wouldn't have had enough time to get out there. I was sad to see no 767 today... but who cares!!! the CANES WON THE CUP!!!!!

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by rdu777
Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Retires Last C-141 Starlifter
Replies: 25
Views: 6494

RE: Usaf Retires Last C-141 Starlifter

I was speaking with a Lt. Col last week and I asked him if there were any more c141s in service, because i thought all were retired, and he said they would be all gone by the end of the year. He's an OSI guy so he didn't know the specifics. My question now is do the reserves of guard have any left, ...

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by rdu777
Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Seeks Tokyo Flights
Replies: 71
Views: 8827

RE: Nashville Seeks Tokyo Flights

Thing is with <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> it isn't only subsidized by Glaxo. It has other large companies in RTP and the surrounding area that help. I k...

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by rdu777
Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Insight Into Stats On A Particular Route
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

RE: Need Insight Into Stats On A Particular Route

Thanks for your insight!

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by rdu777
Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Insight Into Stats On A Particular Route
Replies: 3
Views: 2224

Need Insight Into Stats On A Particular Route

Sorry to bring up another topic on <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>, but I don't know a better area to find this information. I recently flew on <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU<...

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by rdu777
Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA Drops SJC-NRT Oct 28.
Replies: 73
Views: 9201

RE: Official: AA Drops SJC-NRT Oct 28.

The <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> route will be a 763 beginnin the third quarter of 2006. I forget the exact month but it's either sept. or oct. someone w...

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by rdu777
Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private 737-200 In ORD
Replies: 13
Views: 6132

RE: Private 737-200 In ORD

The 737 <acronym title="Bitburg (BBJ / EDRB) (closed), Germany">BBJ</acronym> that flies to <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> a lot used to belong to SAS Institute where they would keep it in the hangar next to Fedex but I believe they...

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by rdu777
Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU An AA Hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 5077

RE: RDU An AA Hub?

The only prestige for the <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> route, if you want to call itrnprestige is that it's still around. If <acronym title="American Air...

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by rdu777
Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL RDU-LAX Service Starting 08Jun06
Replies: 30
Views: 5767

RE: DL RDU-LAX Service Starting 08Jun06

RDU is not a United mainline city anymore. They left a slight bit before 9/11, if my memory is correct, and aren't easily coached back. That's why they put the CR7 on the route. If you want united on this route start praying for the E170 because thats what will come in. I personally think this aircr...

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by rdu777
Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL RDU-LAX Service Starting 08Jun06
Replies: 30
Views: 5767

DL RDU-LAX Service Starting 08Jun06

From <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> to <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> I'd say count United ...

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by rdu777
Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU Gets Another 767
Replies: 22
Views: 5198

RE: RDU Gets Another 767

If I had seen this topic only 10 or 15 minutes earlier I would have gotten pictures of it arriving. I was on I540 near six forks rd. when I saw it on final for 23R. Very disappointing, but I still saw it at the airport at terminal C. I wasn't able to get a picture though which stinks. It was still a...

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by rdu777
Fri May 05, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tell Me About Kinston Airport N.C.
Replies: 12
Views: 4457

RE: Tell Me About Kinston Airport N.C.

CptSpeaking, When you were flying out of LHZ was John still in charge of the FBO? He had a great operation running out there, but then left I believe for real estate, but don't quote me on that. The FBO that came in after that just took LHZ down hill. I truely disliked the FBO that came in after Joh...

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by rdu777
Tue May 02, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Observation Decks In The U.S.?
Replies: 55
Views: 5761

RE: Observation Decks In The U.S.?

There are two observation decks at RDU. The first on is outdoors looking towards rwy 23R/5L and is great for morning photos. The second deck is located on the second level of the new general aviation terminal and overlooks the Gen. Aviation flightline and rwy 23L/5R. This deck is great for afternoon...

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by rdu777
Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU Update
Replies: 77
Views: 4665

RE: RDU Update

The third runway was an option they were looking at before 9/11 just as making <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> class B airspace. With the declining economy and terrorist attacks there was no need to future either of these. I wouldn't...

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by rdu777
Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU Update
Replies: 77
Views: 4665

RE: RDU Update

I think <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International (GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">GSO</acronym> will be getting a LCL within a few years. I'd love to be more optimistic, but <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> and <a...

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by rdu777
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying With Wet Feet..
Replies: 1
Views: 2329

RE: Flying With Wet Feet..

I beat you to it by about 20 minutes. haha. But yes it really is awesome.

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by rdu777
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video Of Aerobatic Team Flying On Water!
Replies: 1
Views: 3667

Video Of Aerobatic Team Flying On Water!

Some of you may remember about a month ago, there was a post with pictures of an aerobatic team of t-6 texans, I believe, that were flying with their landing gears extended and were touching them to the surface of a lake. For the people who didn't think the pictures were actually real, as me, here i...

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by rdu777
Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Awful Accident In Colombia (caught On Video)
Replies: 117
Views: 36362

RE: Awful Accident In Colombia (caught On Video)

It looks as though the plane is overweight for takeoff. As said earlier the pilot seems to be doing a soft field takeoff which all seems right. That would explain why the plane doesn't gain much altitude, but I wonder if maybe the pilot put the flaps up to early. If so I would expect similar results...

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by rdu777
Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 With Winglets
Replies: 53
Views: 13594

RE: AA 757 With Winglets

uniuniunium, <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> no longer sees American 757s. The last few were to <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> back in 2000 and maybe 2001 at the lastest. ...

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by rdu777
Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: RDU-LGW Becomes A 763 This Summer
Replies: 61
Views: 8036

RE: AA: RDU-LGW Becomes A 763 This Summer

JFKLGANYC,

The flight switched back to the 777 on Dec. 15th.

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by rdu777
Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-LGW? (MIA And RDU Questions?)
Replies: 41
Views: 6759

RE: AA-LGW? (MIA And RDU Questions?)

As said before A300s have never been used for scheduled service out of <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>. They've come in a few time on medical diversions, which I've been lucky enough to witness. I think the <acronym title="Air Madaga...

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by rdu777
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photograph CIA Planes @ Dulles, Kinston NC, Etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 6026

RE: Photograph CIA Planes @ Dulles, Kinston NC, Etc.

Doole, Where did you find your information about airports as well? I've never heard of Kinston being an airport for this business. Yes, Johnston Co. I've heard of enough, but never ISO. Would love if you would supply me with a link to the media source listing Kinston as an airport for these operatio...

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by rdu777
Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SJC/RDU/BNA Operations
Replies: 34
Views: 4848

RE: AA SJC/RDU/BNA Operations

AA would probably have the same size operation as it had during the Midway era. Midway if it did survive wouldn't be too much larger than it was back before its fall. Remember those 737s helped put them out. If they survived I think they would have learned their lesson and would not buy planes in th...

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by rdu777
Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738 With Winglets
Replies: 58
Views: 11864

RE: AA 738 With Winglets

MAH4546,

Thanks for the help! I'm going to try to get out there for this beautiful plane. I'll also get some shots of the 767. Hope I get a chance to go.

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by rdu777
Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 738 With Winglets
Replies: 58
Views: 11864

RE: AA 738 With Winglets

By any chance does anyone know which flight it will be used on from <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> to <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> on the 31st? I would love to make it out to <acro...

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by rdu777
Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airports Have Seen The Concorde?
Replies: 181
Views: 28338

RE: Which Airports Have Seen The Concorde?

The Concorde visited RDU once. It flew in for the opening of runway 23R/5L. Too bad I was still a little child at the time that didn't understand the significances of this event.

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by rdu777
Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA RDU-LGW Changes
Replies: 110
Views: 7756

RE: AA RDU-LGW Changes

FlyPIJets, Even though I believe the <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> route is subsidized, I still can give you proof. I've always heard and thought of the r...

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by rdu777
Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Makes Emergency Landing At RDU.
Replies: 3
Views: 3816

RE: B6 Makes Emergency Landing At RDU.

I was actually there when it happened. It was very interesting. It came taxing up with two <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> fire truck behind it and then when it stopped about five Raleigh fire trucks and two ambulance came up to it, ...

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by rdu777
Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA's Might Strike Tomorrow(07/01)
Replies: 170
Views: 11405

RE: UA FA's Might Strike Tomorrow(07/01)

Just thought I'd ask but exactly how much is their pensions now? And how do these compare to airlines other than the big six. I'd just like to see how much of a difference there is and then decide if they're being reasonable. Personally right now I would just be happy to have a job with <acronym tit...

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by rdu777
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where To Find Good Accurate Afcad Files
Replies: 9
Views: 11211

RE: Where To Find Good Accurate Afcad Files

N754AN,

Thanks I'll try that. I've tried avsim.com and flightsim.com but there weren't any good afcad files. Thanks for all the help.

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by rdu777
Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where To Find Good Accurate Afcad Files
Replies: 9
Views: 11211

Where To Find Good Accurate Afcad Files

I'm trying to find a nice afcad file for <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> to be specific for right now. All my <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> airlines are all over the place even with afcad files installed. American Airlines ...

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by rdu777
Fri Jun 17, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Hotel W/View Of Airport/Runway
Replies: 35
Views: 7299

Hotel W/View Of Airport/Runway

Does DEN have a nice hotel to spot from? I will be staying there one night in July and would love some nice photo ops.

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by rdu777
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: My First Accepted A.net Photo!
Replies: 24
Views: 6361

RE: My First Accepted A.net Photo!

Congrats!! I remember how frustrating it could be when photo after photo was rejected and then once you get that first one it's so exciting. Hope to see many other great photos from you. Congrats again.

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by rdu777
Sun May 22, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Guess : New Routes For HP/US
Replies: 114
Views: 8226

RE: Your Guess : New Routes For HP/US

I have two questions. What is the likely chance of <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> beginning? And what type of equipment would be used most eco...

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by rdu777
Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Airport W/ 777 Service
Replies: 44
Views: 8623

RE: Small Airport W/ 777 Service

I would agree that <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> is probably the smallest in the U.S. You can argue that its not a small airport, which its not, but compared to any other airport in the country, <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - I...

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by rdu777
Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde At Small Airports?
Replies: 67
Views: 13922

RE: Concorde At Small Airports?

Now I find it amazing that a Concode visited <acronym title="Asheville - Regional (AVL / KAVL), USA - North Carolina">AVL</acronym>! How long is there runway anyways? I know an <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> concode visited <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA...

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by rdu777
Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Day For ISO-ATL
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

RE: First Day For ISO-ATL

The last flight of the day I could see having low pax because its a somewhat late flight, and with a small market, I think this would be excepted. I'm really glad to see the ISO is getting some other traffic and the Cessnas on cross-country. I hope these flight do really well. I think they'll become...

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by rdu777
Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU-LGW
Replies: 21
Views: 2781

RE: RDU-LGW

It's still a 777 as of now. The flight has about a 55-50% during winter and up around 70% in the summer. I know with GSK Raleigh/Durham wouldn't have this flight, but I find myself knowing more and more people taking this flight that are not associated with GSK. One reason the 777 is on this route i...

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by rdu777
Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What North American Airports Can/will Handle A380?
Replies: 22
Views: 17505

RE: What North American Airports Can/will Handle A380?

GSO will be seeing a few once their new FeDex hub opens up. It'll have a good amount of trans-Atlantic service.

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by rdu777
Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography Opportunities At US Airports
Replies: 39
Views: 6637

RE: Photography Opportunities At US Airports

RDU does have some nice locations to shoot taxi shots and police don't mind either. They of course don't want you in location that aren't permitted but the public area on either runway are great in my opinion. 23R <acronym title="Aerosur (Bolivia)">5L</acronym> is good for morning shots and 23L is g...

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by rdu777
Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advice For Selling Photograph
Replies: 3
Views: 3364

RE: Advice For Selling Photograph

The picture will be framed and put in a conference room if that helps anymore.

Thanks for any help

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by rdu777
Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advice For Selling Photograph
Replies: 3
Views: 3364

Advice For Selling Photograph

I recently was emailed by a supplier of Bell/Boeing and they were interested in purchasing one of my photos in the A2 size poster, as shown from the picture buying window A.net has supplied. That size is shown for a purchase price of 20.98 pounds. How much is this in dollars and cents and is this a ...

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by rdu777
Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair New Maintenance Facility At GSO
Replies: 11
Views: 4469

RE: Comair New Maintenance Facility At GSO

I'm glad to hear <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International (GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">GSO</acronym> will be getting more business. I'm now at a loss for the construction at the end of the runway at <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Ca...

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by rdu777
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New ATA Routemap Up And Running
Replies: 38
Views: 6821

RE: New ATA Routemap Up And Running

Is CLT no longer a destination. I knew they weren't doing to well, but I didn't hear of them pulling out.

[Edited 2005-01-24 00:08:21]

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by rdu777
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Delta-Shaped Plane?
Replies: 11
Views: 4674

RE: Boeing Delta-Shaped Plane?

The BWB project will be one of those proposals that the military and NASA have to look at seriously before the commercial market will. The military could benefit from it, being able to support two fueling booms, as well as carry more fuel for the air refueling. On the other hand airlines probably wi...

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