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by TWACaptain
Fri May 24, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2019
Replies: 993
Views: 191554

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

I just finished 757/767 recurrent training a few weeks ago and the retirement of the LUS 757s has been put on hold, presumably because the aircraft shortage due to the Max fleet being grounded.

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by TWACaptain
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 11 International Airlines In Talks To Start MIA
Replies: 234
Views: 27071

RE: 11 International Airlines In Talks To Start MIA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/crazyguineapig" class="quote" target="_blank">crazyguineapig</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Whe...

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by TWACaptain
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impounded Cubana Plane At EYW
Replies: 13
Views: 17210

RE: Impounded Cubana Plane At EYW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Q</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Don't rely on Google Maps for...

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by TWACaptain
Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Qantas 747 At SYD: Any Info?
Replies: 11
Views: 10631

RE: Smoking Qantas 747 At SYD: Any Info?

The aircraft is a Rolls-Royce RB211 powered 747. One of the features of this engine is that it is a three spool engine (unlike most fan engines that are two spool) and depending on the climatological conditions it does have a tendency to give off some smoke when starting. I'm sure some people rememb...

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by TWACaptain
Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA-when Does AA 762 & AF 744 End?
Replies: 5
Views: 7089

RE: MIA-when Does AA 762 & AF 744 End?

This last 767-200 scheduled to <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> is on March 5, 2014 on flight 1345 arriving at 1045. It will leave <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan...

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by TWACaptain
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Were TWA's Historically Large Stations?
Replies: 52
Views: 11658

RE: Where Were TWA's Historically Large Stations?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/maxpower1954" class="quote" target="_blank">maxpower1954</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Actua...

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by TWACaptain
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 717 Fleet Number Update
Replies: 73
Views: 19523

DL 717 Fleet Number Update

Kind of ironic that DL is using 95XX for the fleet number considering the B717 started life as the MD-95.

Glenn

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by TWACaptain
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will Spare AA 777s Be Used?
Replies: 42
Views: 13013

RE: Where Will Spare AA 777s Be Used?

The "left-over" 772s will be put on to the routes currently flown with 7673s, allowing them to be deployed elsewhere. <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acron...

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by TWACaptain
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA- A History Of Executive Missteps (article)
Replies: 92
Views: 11517

RE: AA- A History Of Executive Missteps (article)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/commavia" class="quote" target="_blank">commavia</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Actually gettin...

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by TWACaptain
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA41 Emergency Right Now
Replies: 26
Views: 24787

RE: AA41 Emergency Right Now

Basically any time you are operating an aircraft outside of normal parameters it is always best to declare an emergency. Although it might make the situation seem more dramatic than it might appear, by declaring an emergency you have all the resources available to you that you might require. You wou...

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by TWACaptain
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA41 Emergency Right Now
Replies: 26
Views: 24787

RE: AA41 Emergency Right Now

I think FlightRadar24 is actually having some identification issue (and has for a while now) as the flight that had the situation was not AA41 but AA121. It diverted due to a mechanical problem and the reason they dropped down to a lower altitude on the way to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR ...

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by TWACaptain
Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Attendants To Start Using Galaxy Note
Replies: 46
Views: 16182

RE: AA Flight Attendants To Start Using Galaxy Note

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ha763" class="quote" target="_blank">ha763</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>BTW, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">...

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by TWACaptain
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Attendants To Start Using Galaxy Note
Replies: 46
Views: 16182

RE: AA Flight Attendants To Start Using Galaxy Note

Don't forget that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is already using Samsung Galaxy 10.1s for inflight entertainment on some aircraft/flights, so there is already a history between the companies. With the diverse selection of Samsung equipment and screen sizes it allowed for a be...

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by TWACaptain
Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL Bidding For AA's Miami Op?
Replies: 108
Views: 21126

RE: Is DL Bidding For AA's Miami Op?

Real simple...it ain't gonna happen. With the three unions on the Creditor's Committee, along with the likelihood that Airbus and Boeing would side with the unions it this case, a breakup of the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> operation under Chapter 13 isn't an option. The uni...

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by TWACaptain
Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining TWA TriStars
Replies: 16
Views: 10100

RE: Remaining TWA TriStars

Thanks for all of the input and info. Sad to see how few of these great birds are still around (other than the Delta aircraft at VCV).

Glenn

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by TWACaptain
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining TWA TriStars
Replies: 16
Views: 10100

Remaining TWA TriStars

I've been trying to find out the current dispositions of the remaining TWA L1011 fleet. Are there any at still in Kingman (<acronym title="Kingman (IGM), USA - Arizona">IGM</acronym>)? Any others elsewhere other the N700TS at <acronym title="Kansas City - Downtown (Municipal) (MKC / KMKC), USA - Mis...

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by TWACaptain
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible 757 Restarting?
Replies: 61
Views: 26846

RE: Possible 757 Restarting?

Boeing is actually studying a replacement 757. The original plan was to dump the 757 in favor of the 737-900 however as many operators have found out, the -900 is not even close to a viable replacement. The following is from Flight Global several months ago: Boeing confirms long-haul 757 replacement...

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by TWACaptain
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American 763s With Winglets. Why So Few?
Replies: 19
Views: 10301

RE: American 763s With Winglets. Why So Few?

To answer some of the questions posted here: 1) The 767 winglet program is slowly progressing however it is only being done currently during the off peak travel times as <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> needs every available aircraft for the peak travel months. There was a suspe...

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by TWACaptain
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Didn't AA Keep The TWA 717s?
Replies: 55
Views: 11222

RE: Why Didn't AA Keep The TWA 717s?

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by TWACaptain
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Norway Pt. 2: BGO-TRD-BOO-OSL-HEL, Pictures
Replies: 12
Views: 9023

RE: Norway Pt. 2: BGO-TRD-BOO-OSL-HEL, Pictures

Great report and its a bit different from hearing about the latest <acronym title="Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International (BFI / KBFI), USA - Washington">BFI</acronym>-TIW trip  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"> Look forward to seeing the "unpublished" ve...

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by TWACaptain
Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Service To Berlin
Replies: 19
Views: 4693

RE: TWA Service To Berlin

I was one of the pilots on the TWA IGS operation in 1989 so I can hopefully answer your question with some expertise. TWA operated from 2-3 gates at Tegel (<acronym title="Berlin - Tegel (TXL / EDDT), Germany">TXL</acronym>) using a fleet of four 727-31s at any one time (they were rotated back to th...

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by TWACaptain
Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Crash In Peru
Replies: 110
Views: 23687

RE: Air Crash In Peru

Found on the Yahoo, an airline spokeman said

"He added that the aircraft was built in 1983 and TANS had recently rented it from a South African company."

[Edited 2005-08-24 09:11:38]

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by TWACaptain
Thu May 19, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon Vs Canon Digital
Replies: 6
Views: 5461

Nikon Vs Canon Digital

I'm getting ready to move up to the 6-8mp digital arena from my trusty old Nikon 5700. I've read the never ending spiels from the photographic magazines however I'd like some real world opinions. Of particular interest are the following: Nikon D70S and Canon EOS-20D. I'm leaning towards the Canon, e...

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