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by txjim
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19297

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

It’s a disturbing incident but people really need to stop talking about what Korean culture is when they have no idea what it actually is. Perhaps westerners don't fully understand the culture but many of us have had ample opportunities to view it with direct interaction and form opinions based on ...

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by txjim
Thu May 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not
Replies: 83
Views: 12484

Re: Airbus 50 Years Celebration - 5 things Airbus got right and 5 it did not

.... The 777 than got ETOPS 180 at entry into service, without needing to show reliability in service. .... I don't know if I'm reading you correctly but you appear to be stating that the 777 did not need any qualification for ETOPS180. As shown in the great program "21st Century Jet " (a...

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by txjim
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4480

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

The one you refer to is likely a repositioning cruise where ships transition from the Alaska season to other locations. They are used by people as test cruises to determine if they like the vacation and by people bumping their loyalty level (yes, mileage runs exist in the cruise industry.) They are ...

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by txjim
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN releases Hawaii for sale
Replies: 79
Views: 7040

Re: WN releases Hawaii for sale

This seems like a stupid question (given that WN doesn't operate redeyes at present to my knowledge) but are connections from Hawaii to the East Coast possible without an overnight stay in OAK or SJC? It's pretty much impossible to do Hawaii to East Coast without a redeye somewhere. I've seen some ...

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Silver1SWA wrote:
I’m not sure how to post a photo directly to the forum on my phone but here’s a photo I posted to Twitter.

https://twitter.com/ryanpastorino/statu ... 60640?s=21

That's beautiful, thanks for posting!

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by txjim
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 16
Views: 3271

Re: Smartwings 739 stuck in the snow on takeoff at SVO

I found video of the crew clearing the aircraft
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn04jBhpKkw

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by txjim
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline denies boarding to a fish
Replies: 102
Views: 12134

Re: Airline denies boarding to a fish

LH748 wrote:
Am I the only one who doesn't find this animal abuse funny at all?
Even a fish is not just a toy but a living creature

Animal abuse? :roll:

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by txjim
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 4451

Re: Passengers refuse to fly on Stinking aircraft

sixfootscream wrote:
Yes, the fruit stinks, but it tastes great. I think I am the only Westerner who likes it.

This Westerner had to push it down with large amounts of beer.

You can get fined in Singapore for bringing it on the subway, I can't imagine why the airline thought this was a good idea.

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by txjim
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7814

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/district-court/man-who-ran-on-to-dublin-airport-tarmac-charged-with-damage-1.3643423?mode=amp He followed it up with some particularly charming behaviour in court. Probably not all that SFW by the way. From the article: Patrick Kehoe (23), from R...

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by txjim
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 15629

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

In a move to distance themselves from low-cost airlines with condensed titles, Qantas announced today that they are finally adding a U, dropped early in the airline's history due to an administrative error.

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by txjim
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 16328

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Located in northern Texas, Dallas is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Known as the "Big D", it is home to one of the country's largest industrial centers. Its oil center is the most important but the city is also at the forefront in the telecommunications a...

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by txjim
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 11208

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

I'm going to have to watch that John Wayne movie. Hmm... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conqueror_(1956_film) says: Despite the stature of the cast and a respectable box office performance, the film was a critical flop; it is often ranked as one of the worst films of the 1950s and one of the wor...

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by txjim
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great photo of the solar eclipse from a Southwest flight
Replies: 0
Views: 708

Great photo of the solar eclipse from a Southwest flight

Story of a man whose plans to capture the eclipse included a Southwest flight and the support he received from the crew. Great photo

https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/a-southwest-passenger-took-a-truly-stunning-photo-from-a-southwest-airlines-737-heres-amazing-story.html

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by txjim
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?
Replies: 11
Views: 3169

Re: Who make Airbus and Boeing cockpits?

FrmrKSEngr wrote:
Big players are Rockwell Collins (Now UTC Aerospace Systems - UTAS), General Electric (formerly Smiths) and Honeywell.

Not quite UTC yet!

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by txjim
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9425

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Separated is separated in a ATC. We move giant planes 1000 feet away from other giant planes. We allow another plane to climb through another planes altitude while maintaining visual separation. Yet we freak out when a guy flies a tiny drone outside the restricted area? Yes, because the drone opera...

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by txjim
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks
Replies: 35
Views: 5283

Re: AA encountering labor slow down due contract talks

AA ramp employees were already slow, this is nothing new... I’m a loyal AA flyer but their ramp employees could use some help. At DFW, ORD and DCA always seems like they’re never ready when the planes arrive. Can’t tell you how many times we’ve pulled up to the gate to wait on wing walkers to lolly...

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by txjim
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 50th Anniversary jet?
Replies: 16
Views: 2185

Re: SWA 50th Anniversary jet?

Heck with the aircraft, bring back the Southwest Airlines AMC Gremlins that used to run around Dallas in the early years! Might have to look pretty hard to find one to restore that's not a pile of rust somewhere.... https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/bsjebtlqaa6tjmu8kefv.jpg The only ...

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by txjim
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 37223

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

Great article, thanks for the link. What struck me was in regards to WN DAL-HOU flights: Noticeably absent from Love Field's top 10 is Houston, where Southwest operates 20 daily flights to Hobby Airport. While OAG didn't have a specific explanation for why the route didn't make the cut, the short di...

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by txjim
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Practicality of Orbis?
Replies: 22
Views: 2428

Re: Practicality of Orbis?

For what it's worth, if such things things were to supply you with an emotion somewhat between mild frustration and amusement (which I am sure the Germans would have a word for), I would certainly find that relatable. It seems folks have such misconceptions about almost every modern industry. You'd...

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by txjim
Fri May 18, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1775

Re: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?

wnflyguy wrote:
WN has double down on social media! Anything including this post right here will pop up at WN in HDQ at the 24/7 365 social media room! They read EVERYTHING.

Flyguy

Did I mention that I LOVE Southwest??!!! Greatest airline ever!!

(Send free inaugural HNL tickets to txjim C/O Airliners.net)

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by txjim
Tue May 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 25352

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

For the benfit of the conversation, here's some footage which shows the position of the A321 in relation to the gate when it stopped. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1688410/Plane-crazy-Dozy-pilot-slices-passenger-jets-tail-fin.html I thought the videos that followed the collision were ...

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by txjim
Thu May 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight diverts to DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4185

Re: WN flight diverts to DFW

I have a photo of the DAL arrivals board showing a WN flight from DFW to DAL due to a fog event in Feb.

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by txjim
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dream Ameneties on Airliners
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Dream Ameneties on Airliners

Here's Cranky Flyer's (april fools) description of the United Polaris product. http://s6331.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2018_04_01-unitedpolarissuite1.jpg - The number of business class seats will be cut in half. The new seats will be in more spacious suites with a door. They will include a separate ...

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by txjim
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing backs United Tech-Rockwell deal
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Boeing backs United Tech-Rockwell deal

Good to hear, that probably took a few conversations between CEOs. Wonder what concessions were made?

Speaking of Collins, http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/norwegian-air-honors-rockwell-collins-founder-20180309

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by txjim
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside
Replies: 16
Views: 3148

Re: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside

DFW had the Airtrans system groundside then added the TrAAin system to service AA terminals airside in 1990 using the same tracks. The system ended for passengers in 2003 with the airside Skylink system starting in 2005. FALSE. TrAAin was exclusively LANDSIDE. Its top speed was not much more than 1...

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by txjim
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside
Replies: 16
Views: 3148

Re: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside

DFW had the Airtrans system groundside then added the TrAAin system to service AA terminals airside in 1990 using the same tracks. The system ended for passengers in 2003 with the airside Skylink system starting in 2005.

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by txjim
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next important technology?
Replies: 47
Views: 3088

Re: Next important technology?

I see big oportunities in how planes are operated at airports. I'm going to introduce a new airport vehicle which I'll call AARDVARK1 (airport aircraft recover disembark vehicle also release o'K 1). This is an electrically powered vehicle - charged by the airport infrastructure so it doesn't need a...

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by txjim
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 6270

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

How about the traveling public actually decide to vote with their wallets against the 28" seat pitch, crappy service, and paying to load your own bags in their overhead bin? People have voted with their wallets. This board is chock full of posters who vote for tiny seats and poor service with ...

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by txjim
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 39513

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Just because the customer wants something doesn't mean that a company should provide that. What if customers demand McBurger Box starts selling all burgers with nicotine and all their shakes are laced with weed spray, it doesn't mean that McBurger Box should start selling it. Are you saying that co...

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by txjim
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

Re: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.

Just returned from picking up my wife and took a photo of the arrivals board showing Southwest 6031 from Dallas-DFW! I'll try to post it later.

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by txjim
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.
Replies: 19
Views: 2547

Re: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.

Strange night, DAL had a ground stop for arrivals but DFW was not affected. My wife is on WN from MCO as we speak and was diverted to MSY for an hour or so. Lots of late arrivals.

On the flip side, we knew there was a problem at DFW when we saw AA and others approaching DAL due to DL 191 crash.

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by txjim
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 19309

Re: French Blue to change its name

Perhaps they can hire the actor French Stewart as their US spokesman?

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by txjim
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3516

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

DL-yes (been there) AA -yes WN -yes UA? AS? HA? Technically, Frontiers of Flight museum at DAL is not run by WN but by a private group with support through grants by public and private sources. WN is definitely a major sponsor, however (an entire gallery is dedicated to their history) and, given th...

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by txjim
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?
Replies: 58
Views: 6256

Re: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?

I used to fly on KE 747s in the smallish business cabin in the mid-late 80s. As I remember it, the cabin was divided into Smoking Optional and Smoking Mandatory (or, so it seemed at the time.)

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by txjim
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insight on the failure of Island Air
Replies: 10
Views: 1929

Re: Insight on the failure of Island Air

From the article: What may have caused its demise were three significant events: 1) a three-time change in ownership inside of five years; 2) transitioning from one type of aircraft to another and then back again; and 3) bringing in off-island talent to run it. It would have been helpful if the auth...

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by txjim
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DEN has an indoor ice rink
Replies: 10
Views: 1018

Re: DEN has an indoor ice rink

Love Field beat both of those by 30 years!

https://www.flightmuseum.com/event/love-on-ice/

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by txjim
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing re-open the 757 line?
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Re: Should Boeing re-open the 757 line?

There are now much better options around for about 97% of the missions a 757 can fly. And ... for the other 3%, Boeing may as well re-open the 707 line, it's not much less advanced! Well, the E-6Bs are getting pretty old.... I don't believe most people not in the Aviation/Military industry understa...

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by txjim
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 13080

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

Why has it become the norm of late for posters to open threads regarding recycled news, they should check the dates of the news releases before posting on here especially as this particular story is nearly 4 years old. Oh cheer up you. This is actually a rather fun a.net thread, free of repetitive ...

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by txjim
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 20024

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand AA's approach. Although I'm interested in Iceland, most of my searches have been centered on the lower fares to European cities (DFW-Copenhagen with a single stopover, $550 on WOW, $1400 AA/BA per Google Flights) which were not easy to obtain in the past. Every time I saw a menti...

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by txjim
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 20024

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand AA's approach. Although I'm interested in Iceland, most of my searches have been centered on the lower fares to European cities (DFW-Copenhagen with a single stopover, $550 on WOW, $1400 AA/BA per Google Flights) which were not easy to obtain in the past. Every time I saw a mentio...

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by txjim
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8859

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

RockIsland41 wrote:
I vote for Dallas Love Field. DL did operate it here in early 1970s. (and it could have 'fun' with WN....)

As someone who used to pull over on Denton Drive to watch the afternoon takeoff, I endorse this suggestion!

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by txjim
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings
Replies: 68
Views: 8882

Re: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings

There are at least 13 additional destinations that Southwest could add daily nonstop service to out of Dallas Love Field if it had room to do so, including Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Corpus Christi, Hartford, Jacksonville, Louisville, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, Norfolk, Richmond, Tucson, an...

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by txjim
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 104
Views: 17669

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

Tahiti's Opposition against low-cost airline "French Polynesia's opposition Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party has come out against plans of a French low-cost airline to fly between Paris and Tahiti. The airline French Blue has been in discussions with the French Polynesian government about launching f...

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by txjim
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surface transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Surface transfers

Back in the DFW-LGW days, I frequently had ongoing flights out of LHR. BA would provide a bus transfer between airports.

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by txjim
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 68583

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Some important roads in the region will be shut down for weeks and many will not able to afford to travel due to their storm losses so could reduce demand out of HOU/IAH. Some offset could occur from recovery workers coming in and out. What???? No way. There is no way any important road will be shu...

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by txjim
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cusco Jetway Situation
Replies: 6
Views: 1908

Re: Cusco Jetway Situation

Google maps appears to show one working with an image date of 2017. Don't know when in 2017, however.

https://www.google.com/maps/@-13.5373744,-71.9436207,266m/data=!3m1!1e3

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by txjim
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 America's Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 946

Re: 2017 America's Cup

I enjoy watching the races and marvel at the technology but must admit I've lost any connection to the boats and racers that I used to have to the event. When the monohulls were changing sails, setting spinnakers or adjusting trim I could appreciate and understand the effort based on my modest racin...

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