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by DSMav8r
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: So I Bought An IMac........
Replies: 29
Views: 4864

RE: So I Bought An IMac........

I agree about not offering a matte option on the new <acronym title="Enkor (Russian Federation)">G5</acronym> iMacs...The last generation matte screen was beautiful, despite not being an S-IPS panel (which is what makes the Cinema Display so great). Another thing I noticed with the new iMac was the ...

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by DSMav8r
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Telephoto Zoom Lens For Spotting
Replies: 12
Views: 10064

RE: Best Telephoto Zoom Lens For Spotting

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by DSMav8r
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: So I Bought An IMac........
Replies: 29
Views: 4864

RE: So I Bought An IMac........

Sorry, when it comes to video and photo editing, Apple runs circles around Windows machines. Unless you are running stripped down versions of <acronym title="NEW: Xtra Airways (USA) and OLD: Casino Express (USA)">XP</acronym> or Vista, it is not even debatable. That's not a knock on PCs, it's a knoc...

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by DSMav8r
Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Telephoto Zoom Lens For Spotting
Replies: 12
Views: 10064

RE: Best Telephoto Zoom Lens For Spotting

At <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym>, I have only needed two lenses: Canon 10-22mm (beach) Canon 24-105mm <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> (ground) The 10-22 is a fun lens...

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by DSMav8r
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camcorder For Planes
Replies: 2
Views: 2767

RE: Camcorder For Planes

The Canon Vixia HF11 is the best non-pro HD camcorder I have ever seen. I use it for everything. The earlier HF10 model is great too and costs a little less.

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by DSMav8r
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thinking Of Buying My First Dslr
Replies: 15
Views: 5641

RE: Thinking Of Buying My First Dslr

+1 for the 40D I own both the 40D and 50D and I am having a little bit of buyers' remorse with the 50D. Don't get me wrong, it's a wonderful camera, but I don't think it was the "upgrade" Canon intended. Outside of the extra <acronym title="Martinair (Netherlands)">MP</acronym> and <acronym title="L...

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by DSMav8r
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Five Lenses...... Which One To Choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 5971

RE: Five Lenses...... Which One To Choose?

Personally, I would avoid any of the Sigma "super" tele's, unless you are planning on using a tripod; they are very difficult to hand-hold and are pretty slow on the AF end.

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by DSMav8r
Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air To Start LAS-LNK
Replies: 26
Views: 6085

Allegiant Air To Start LAS-LNK

It looks like Allegiant will announce Vegas to Lincoln service next week. I guess this answers the question about Lincoln being too close to Omaha and <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> to consider service. Also, although not mentioned in the article, Orlando to Lincoln service i...

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by DSMav8r
Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: American Photogs, It's Time We Take The Power Back
Replies: 81
Views: 4974

RE: American Photogs, It's Time We Take The Power Back

I just think it will be hilarious in 10-15 years when some double-digit <acronym title="Augsburg Airways (Germany)">IQ</acronym>/double-digit income "security agent" confronts me and still uses the 9/11 bit. I love listening to one of these characters try and give me a lesson about FAA law, TSR's, e...

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by DSMav8r
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Illegal Use Of Photo?
Replies: 17
Views: 6483

RE: Illegal Use Of Photo?

Thanks for the heads up, guys... No, I did not give permission for the photo usage. It certainly wouldn't be the first time with that particular shot. I guess it is too difficult for some to simply send a request e-mail anymore, oh well.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="...

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by DSMav8r
Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA - MCO N/S On WN
Replies: 3
Views: 2792

RE: OMA - MCO N/S On WN

Midwest used to operate seasonal flights on this route...I wonder if WN is just picking up where they left off? This should be a 2-3x daily flight, anyway.

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by DSMav8r
Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 757's Now In MSP!
Replies: 12
Views: 3995

RE: UAL 757's Now In MSP!

Those aren't weird routes for UAL 757s at all...<acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym> has had 757 service for years and years, with DC-10s and DC-8s prior to that. <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">...

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by DSMav8r
Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's(Un)Official WN Will Open Two Cities Next Year
Replies: 61
Views: 9962

RE: It's(Un)Official WN Will Open Two Cities Next Year

"but it sure would be nice if we just started flying somewhere in the midwest (the real midwest: Iowa, Minnesota, Illlinois (not just midway) and Wisconsin). a few nonstops a day from Houston to Des Moines with same plane service to Minneapolis for $100 one way would most likely do alrite." A Housto...

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by DSMav8r
Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Football Charters
Replies: 23
Views: 4053

RE: College Football Charters

Nebraska = Spends too much money on charters...If the trip is over 500 miles, you can bet you will see one or TWO UAL 747-400's in Lincoln.

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by DSMav8r
Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kicked Off The Parking Garage While Spotting @ OMA
Replies: 72
Views: 6840

RE: Kicked Off The Parking Garage While Spotting @ OMA

I seriously have never had a problem on the garage at Eppley. However, I also try and not make myself obviously visible too. I sit in my car between shots, I don't wear a camera, scanner, and binoculars around my neck (duh) and just try to keep a low profile. Yes, the tower <acronym title="Guangzhou...

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by DSMav8r
Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Announces Madison
Replies: 44
Views: 3339

RE: Allegiant Announces Madison

Actually, it is mentioned in their DOT Small Community Air Service Grant proposal for this year (and 2003 as well). Specifics on carrier candidates were not mentioned, but, I have to assume a very likely candidate would be Allegiant, especially considering how well (surprisingly so) they have done a...

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by DSMav8r
Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography In Indianapolis?
Replies: 5
Views: 2620

RE: Photography In Indianapolis?

Indy used to be one of my fav airports to shoot at...Unfortunately, their observation lot closed after 9/11. I have no idea whether or not it has re-opened, but when I inquired the airport police there a year ago, they said it is most likely closed for good. What a shame, it was a GREAT spot, perfec...

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by DSMav8r
Fri Jul 30, 2004 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Announces Madison
Replies: 44
Views: 3339

RE: Allegiant Announces Madison

Interesting that you mentioned <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>...I know that Des Moines is negotiating with a carrier to provide a daily nonstop to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> fr...

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by DSMav8r
Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Announces Madison
Replies: 44
Views: 3339

RE: Allegiant Announces Madison

GRR or LNK...

Lincoln could be a bit iffy...They are very close to Southwest's turf in Omaha, but, it seems like a *logical* choice. They can definetely tap into the leakage that drives to Omaha to fly WN to Vegas.

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by DSMav8r
Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American To Leave Duluth, Minn,; Again.
Replies: 16
Views: 3470

RE: American To Leave Duluth, Minn,; Again.

Nope, AE only flies ORD-LNK...At least Omaha is only 50 miles up the interstate.  Smile

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by DSMav8r
Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American To Leave Duluth, Minn,; Again.
Replies: 16
Views: 3470

RE: American To Leave Duluth, Minn,; Again.

This has more to do with American scaling down operations at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> than anything...They are also discontinuing LNK-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> Eagle fli...

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by DSMav8r
Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 707 (E-6) In Pattern At DSM
Replies: 3
Views: 2593

RE: Unmarked 707 (E-6) In Pattern At DSM

The E-6 you saw probably came over from Offutt in Omaha. They do t&g's all the time at Eppley and Lincoln as well.

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by DSMav8r
Sun May 30, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Looking @ SLE?
Replies: 28
Views: 2776

RE: Horizon Looking @ SLE?

The Salem airport filed for an DOT Small Community Air Service Development Grant, which specifically states that they intend to lure back <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym>. This doesn't mean it will happen, several other airports have tried to lure carriers using this grant (if they ar...

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by DSMav8r
Sat May 29, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: UV Filter = Lens Flare?
Replies: 4
Views: 7430

RE: UV Filter = Lens Flare?

Lens flare is common with any filter attached to your lens. To remedy this, try a lens hood, this will keep ambient light out, thus reducing the possibility of flaring. Night shots are especially prone for flaring, nearby high-intensity lights are tricky enough to deal with, filters just add one mor...

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by DSMav8r
Sat May 29, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westward Airways
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

RE: Westward Airways

Well, there isn't much information available about them. I have tried on numerous occassions to contact them for a research proposal, but have received no response. They are currently being funded by an $950,000 grant from the Small Community Air Service Development Program, which Scottsbluff was aw...

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by DSMav8r
Sat May 29, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Successful At DSM?
Replies: 22
Views: 2732

RE: United Successful At DSM?

Well, it could be worse, guys...RJs are better than no service at all. Des Moines is still much better off than other Iowa cities that have (or used to) commercial service (Waterloo, Sioux City, etc). In the grand scheme of things, <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa"...

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by DSMav8r
Sat May 29, 2004 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Successful At DSM?
Replies: 22
Views: 2732

RE: United Successful At DSM?

AirTran back at <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym>? I seriously doubt it...<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">...

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by DSMav8r
Sat May 29, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Facts (in Response To 737-700 Posts)
Replies: 12
Views: 5785

RE: AirTran Facts (in Response To 737-700 Posts)

It is great to see success-story start-ups like Frontier and AirTran take on the legacy carriers at fortress hubs. It will be interesting to see what kind of expansion AirTran will initiate with the arrival of the -700s. It will certainly give them the opportunity to tap into markets west of the Mis...

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by DSMav8r
Wed May 26, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Successful At DSM?
Replies: 22
Views: 2732

RE: United Successful At DSM?

There was a time in the not-so-distant past that United flew <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> A320s, 727s, 737s, and 757s into <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym>. In early 2000, I reme...

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by DSMav8r
Fri May 21, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add Another City In 2005
Replies: 123
Views: 8146

RE: Southwest Could Add Another City In 2005

WN has never served DSM...The aircraft you saw were ANG charters used to transport troops to various locations. They also fly the Baylor and Texas Tech football teams up to play Iowa State.

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by DSMav8r
Fri May 21, 2004 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Could Add Another City In 2005
Replies: 123
Views: 8146

RE: Southwest Could Add Another City In 2005

As much as I would love to see <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> at <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym>, I seriously doubt it will happen. <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym> has a very...

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by DSMav8r
Mon May 10, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More News On Alaska/JetBlue To OMA
Replies: 24
Views: 4786

RE: More News On Alaska/JetBlue To OMA

I agree with the <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> possibility. Actually, <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym>'s presence in <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA ...

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by DSMav8r
Sun May 09, 2004 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More News On Alaska/JetBlue To OMA
Replies: 24
Views: 4786

RE: More News On Alaska/JetBlue To OMA

AirTran will come before both...However, from what I have heard, AirTran wants the city of Omaha to establish a travel bank, similar to what Wichita has done. The city is reluctant to do so, since Omaha <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> NOT Wichita ...

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by DSMav8r
Tue May 04, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Fuji S2 Pro Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3397

RE: Fuji S2 Pro Questions

The price will come down even more once the S3 comes out. But, who knows when that will be.  Smile

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by DSMav8r
Mon May 03, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Fuji S2 Pro Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3397

RE: Fuji S2 Pro Questions

The <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym> is my camera of choice as well...I have owned the S1, <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym>, and eventually the S3, when it comes out. I have always preferred the Fuji image over any of the competitors. My only gripes are the ...

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by DSMav8r
Tue Apr 27, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon At OMA?
Replies: 43
Views: 3863

RE: Horizon At OMA?

The maximum number of daily <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> flights out of <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym> was 4...That was back when there were flights to <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI ...

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by DSMav8r
Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon At OMA?
Replies: 43
Views: 3863

RE: Horizon At OMA?

Those were old Ozark and Frontier "milk-run" routes...None of these routes had anything to do with profitability. The CAB told the airlines where to fly and they did. Which is why you no longer see DC-9s sitting on the ramp in Mason City, Ft. Dodge, Dubuque, or Waterloo these days.  <img src="/...

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by DSMav8r
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon At OMA?
Replies: 43
Views: 3863

RE: Horizon At OMA?

Good question...The Horizon CRJs have been flying in here for the past 2-3 days, all operating 4000-number flights between Denver and Omaha. My guess would be proving runs or pilot training, but, it does seem a little strange that they would choose that particular route. Omaha will get Horizon/Alask...

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by DSMav8r
Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central US Super-Mega Hub
Replies: 24
Views: 4274

RE: Central US Super-Mega Hub

GEG2RAP - I have not heard about a potential UPS hub operation in <acronym title="Rapid City Regional (RAP), USA - South Dakota">RAP</acronym>, are there any articles about this? I question the logic of such a move...For one, UPS already has significant hub operations in the region (Rockford and Des...

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by DSMav8r
Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Commercial Gates At Each Airport?
Replies: 63
Views: 17563

RE: How Many Commercial Gates At Each Airport?

Omaha Eppley Airfield (<acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym>) currently has 21 gates, 20 of which are equipped with jetways. 1. Northwest 2. Northwest 3. Frontier 4. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 5. <acronym title="American Airlin...

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by DSMav8r
Wed Dec 24, 2003 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cornhuskers Using A B744 To SAT
Replies: 12
Views: 2647

RE: Cornhuskers Using A B744 To SAT

I noticed that the Kansas Jayhawk football team also used an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 777, into Topeka no less. That must have been a sight to behold. As for the Husker charters, they have used UAL 744s for the past 4 bowl games...These are just for the team, coaching st...

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by DSMav8r
Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines: New City "Rumor"
Replies: 67
Views: 8928

RE: Alaska Airlines: New City "Rumor"

FATflyer, I agree, strategically, it wouldn't fit Allegiant's "plan" to enter a market like <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym> that already has nonstops to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> (s...

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by DSMav8r
Wed Dec 17, 2003 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines: New City "Rumor"
Replies: 67
Views: 8928

RE: Alaska Airlines: New City "Rumor"

Don Smithey (Omaha Airport Authority Executive Director), is of course trying to court new airlines. Alaska is definetely in the rumor mill, along with AirTran, JetBlue, and Allegiant. Out of that group, AirTran is the most likely to startup service...The only reason they have not (from my understan...

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by DSMav8r
Tue Sep 23, 2003 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will WN Luv To Go Next
Replies: 62
Views: 6722

RE: Where Will WN Luv To Go Next

FAT wouldn't be a bad choice...They have a decent metro population, larger than many current <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> cities. Flights to <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>, <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran I...

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by DSMav8r
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COEx Ends Newark-Des Moines Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

RE: COEx Ends Newark-Des Moines Service

Not really a surprise...The people of Des Moines are always complaining that there aren't any nonstops to the coasts. Well, once they get service, it is never utilized. First it was AccessAir, now Coex. Too bad, I would be very surprised if <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), US...

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by DSMav8r
Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Small Airports Have Big Cargo Planes Coming?
Replies: 31
Views: 5303

RE: Which Small Airports Have Big Cargo Planes Coming?

Great Falls, <acronym title="JMC Airlines (United Kingdom)">MT</acronym> - FedEx A300s and A310s Arkansas Intl (Blytheville) is loaded with heavies during the holiday rush Rockford, <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym> is a UPS hub, receives everything but 747s (except during the...

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by DSMav8r
Fri Aug 01, 2003 3:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Forum Accusing SXM Photos Of Being Fake...
Replies: 17
Views: 4401

RE: A Forum Accusing SXM Photos Of Being Fake...

Ah, its no biggie, guys...It has all been straightened out, just a simple misunderstanding.  Smile


AT

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by DSMav8r
Thu Jul 31, 2003 5:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Forum Accusing SXM Photos Of Being Fake...
Replies: 17
Views: 4401

RE: A Forum Accusing SXM Photos Of Being Fake...

Ricardo -

If I was that handy in Photoshop I certainly wouldn't be doing aviation photography -- I would be off working for Cosmo or Playboy as a chief photo "manipulator". LOL

AT

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by DSMav8r
Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Forum Accusing SXM Photos Of Being Fake...
Replies: 17
Views: 4401

A Forum Accusing SXM Photos Of Being Fake...

<a href="http://pub76.ezboard.com/fthedilemmaboarddilemma.showMessage?topicID=1161.topic" target=_blank>http://pub76.ezboard.com/fthedilemmaboarddilemma.showMessage?topicID=1161.topic</a> I found this to be rather funny...Well not really, it does kind of tick me off that others would accuse me of "f...

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by DSMav8r
Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Some Advice On Spotting DTW & FNT
Replies: 2
Views: 5054

RE: Need Some Advice On Spotting DTW & FNT

Unfortunately, I don't think the spot at IND is there anymore. Too bad, it was a GREAT spot.

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