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by crownvic
Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 223
Views: 30591

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022

Does anyone know why so many charter flights to Orlando from Stanstead lately?

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by crownvic
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 223
Views: 30591

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022

I'm surprised this thread does not have a few pages of complaints about the new C terminal in it yet. Airport authorities tried to be cute and put arrivals on the top floor, but its just a disaster. I wonder how many wheelchair pushers have already quit after a day of pushing large customers up fou...

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by crownvic
Sun Dec 04, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 2625
Views: 674334

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

ScorpioMC3 wrote:
crownvic wrote:
Do any UA experts here know why United ran a 764 between LHR and KMCO UAL 2505. Maintenaance reposition? There were no sporting events that would justify it?


It was a private charter.


thank you..thats somewhat unusual....

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by crownvic
Sat Dec 03, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 2625
Views: 674334

Re: United Airlines Fleet Thread - 2022

Do any UA experts here know why United ran a 764 between LHR and KMCO UAL 2505. Maintenaance reposition? There were no sporting events that would justify it?

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by crownvic
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2022 NCAA Basketball Charters
Replies: 67
Views: 5979

Re: 2022 NCAA Basketball Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N72 ... /KTLH/KCHO
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Did not see this one coming........N727NK ANTARES AVIATION LLC 727-200 Tallahassee to Charlottesville for a basketball charter...

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N72 ... /KTLH/KCHO

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by crownvic
Fri Dec 02, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N727NK Antares Aviation LLC 727-200
Replies: 4
Views: 1316

N727NK Antares Aviation LLC 727-200

It's not every day that you see a 727 these days, especially flying, but this one has been making the rounds flying internally in Florida this week. Looks like today's flight from Tallahassee may be a sports charter but the flight between Melbourne and Lakeland is a mystery. https://flightaware.com/...

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by crownvic
Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??
Replies: 80
Views: 7129

Frontier Airlines Eliminates Telephone Calls??

Did I just see on the news that Frontier Airlines will no longer have a telephone call line for reservation and or customer assistance? It appears you can only communicate via their app, onlline or via whats app. If so, what is the world coming too. I give up.....

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by crownvic
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo Peak 2022/23
Replies: 30
Views: 5950

Re: Air Cargo Peak 2022/23

2 - Will NCR get their two newest 744 acquisitions in the air for peak? N663CA & N537CA have been at HHN & XMN respectively for the past month-ish getting some TLC. Great to see this thread pop up, will definitely be keeping a close eye on this one in the coming weeks. Both (N537CA & N6...

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by crownvic
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1115
Views: 187538

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

I just flew them twice from LHR to Newquay. Flights left on time, great price and great service. No complaints here...

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by crownvic
Sun Nov 20, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 95
Views: 22120

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

As a kid, I remember driving up to the beautiful facade where you saw the welcoming large "B O A C" letters in neon blue at nighttime at T7. One would see VC-10s, Super VC-10s, 707s and 747-100s parked air-side. It's a memory I will never forget.

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by crownvic
Sat Nov 19, 2022 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rescue Dog flight crash lands on golf course near Waukesha,Wi
Replies: 21
Views: 4997

Re: Rescue Dog flight crash lands on golf course near Waukesha,Wi

Some companies will offer flight time for rescue dog; or it could be a rich donator. Charities running such shelters are usually dirt poor. Exactly! I'm involved in animal rescue and charities and most are, as our is, very poor. Companies many time will donate time or equipment to help out. They do...

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by crownvic
Mon Nov 14, 2022 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Airlines (ML) shut down 31 years ago tonight...
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: Midway Airlines (ML) shut down 31 years ago tonight...

This was a rather colorful airline with quite an interesting history. Many don't realize that many parts of this airline were formed from bankrupt Air Florida (Caribbean routes) and the Philadelphia hub (from Eastern Airlines). They operated DC-9/MD-80s in nearly every version (with exception of the...

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by crownvic
Fri Nov 11, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airship Revival
Replies: 9
Views: 2237

Re: Airship Revival

armagnac2010 wrote:
Rumor is that Boom is considering a supersonic airship. United is about to order 100.


Oh PC, you are such a jokester!

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by crownvic
Thu Nov 10, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022
Replies: 1690
Views: 347370

Re: Air Cargo (non Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2022

Well spotted, thanks. (4) weeks in the workshop and straight to home base. Good one. Let's see how fast they can get it through conformity. Peak is just around the corner. Both N537CA and N663CA are relaxing on the ramp at MCO currently. Would be a great photo to catch both birds together before th...

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by crownvic
Sat Nov 05, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planned strike at LHR 18-20 Nov
Replies: 7
Views: 2601

Re: Planned strike at LHR 18-20 Nov

shoul be interesting as I am on a UAL flight to EWR on Monday the 21st. Hoefully the fun will pass by then.

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by crownvic
Sat Oct 29, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy birthday A300 - 50 years since FF
Replies: 40
Views: 14308

Re: Happy birthday A300 - 50 years since FF

I remember in my teenage years, when Eastern got their first A300s. It was quite a shock to the U.S. aviation industry and many laughed. Americans initially reacted to the A300 the same way they acted to Japanese cars when they first arrived on our shores and it was nothing pleasant. Anyway, Eastern...

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by crownvic
Sat Oct 22, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot flies AN-2 from Cuba to Florida
Replies: 17
Views: 6481

Re: Pilot flies AN-2 from Cuba to Florida

I remember when somebody hijacked a Cubana AN-24 back in 2003 and flew it to Key West. You can still see the aircraft in a google image just off the west departure end of the runway in a junkyard. https://www.wlrn.org/news/2021-02-11/cuban-plane-hijacked-to-key-west-in-2003-may-make-final-journey-as...

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by crownvic
Sun Oct 16, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airshow of a lifetime...Edwards AFB today
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Re: Airshow of a lifetime...Edwards AFB today

My bad I meant to say first sonic boom in years. Yes it has been done before..

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by crownvic
Sat Oct 15, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airshow of a lifetime...Edwards AFB today
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Airshow of a lifetime...Edwards AFB today

What a line up...747SP, DC-8 and L-1011. This is a once in a lifetime event to see all 3 of these acft flying at one location. Also they are scheduled to do the first supersonice flyby of an aircraft in front of a crowd with sonic boon too.

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by crownvic
Sat Oct 15, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SOFIA 747SP last flight?
Replies: 5
Views: 1978

Re: SOFIA 747SP last flight?

It jsut did an incredible fly by at low altitude in both directions at the airshow at Edwards AFB. The Stargazer L-1011 and NASA DC-8 are there too..

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by crownvic
Sat Oct 15, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga at Orlando Sanford
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Airbus Beluga at Orlando Sanford

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BGA ... /KSFB/KTTS
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zanl188 wrote:
Bringing in a satellite for launch - Hotbird 13 G


Correct 11 minute flight to NASA Shuttle landing strip.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BGA ... /KSFB/KTTS

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by crownvic
Sat Oct 15, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga at Orlando Sanford
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Airbus Beluga at Orlando Sanford

Sometimes I am not too bright. I meant Pease Air National Guard Base.

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by crownvic
Fri Oct 14, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga at Orlando Sanford
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Airbus Beluga at Orlando Sanford

I believe it's doing work for NASA, suppose to head to Cape Canaveral tomorrow Interesting. Similar to when the AN-124 flies from Canaveral to Orlando for a 15 minute repositioning flight. Likely stopping at Orlando for customs/immigration reasons. It came in from Peese Air Force Base New Hampshire.

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by crownvic
Fri Oct 14, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga at Orlando Sanford
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Airbus Beluga at Orlando Sanford

nkops wrote:
I believe it's doing work for NASA, suppose to head to Cape Canaveral tomorrow


Interesting. Similar to when the AN-124 flies from Canaveral to Orlando for a 15 minute repositioning flight.

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by crownvic
Fri Oct 14, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga at Orlando Sanford
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Airbus Beluga at Orlando Sanford

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BGA ... /KPSM/KSFB
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I see that an Airbus Beluga just landed at Orlando Sanford airport. Is this the first visit of that aircraft type to the US?
It flew Gander-Peese-KSFB

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BGA ... /KPSM/KSFB

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by crownvic
Fri Oct 14, 2022 5:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Tall Tail" A330-200s
Replies: 14
Views: 6082

Re: "Tall Tail" A330-200s

How did I not know this? Thanks for posting.... For the simple reason, we all do not know everything. I have been around airplanes my entire 60+ years and have studied then closely for the same time period. To this day, I still find out little things that were hiding from me. For example, I never k...

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by crownvic
Wed Oct 12, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic Widebodies Disappearing in 2023?
Replies: 25
Views: 4871

Re: Domestic Widebodies Disappearing in 2023?

Here in Orlando KMCO we are getting one UAL 777 to ORD and one AA 787 to DFW daily, but I'm sure it is short lived...

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by crownvic
Wed Oct 12, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 582
Views: 90626

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

Is there any good plane spotting locations that security won’t hassle you at PHL that are free and easy to access? Hog Island Road is where most spotting happens, just make sure you park on non-airport side of the road. Make sure you stop by George's hot dog stand. He is usually right at the bend o...

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by crownvic
Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: why does my topic get moved or deleted
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: why does my topic get moved or deleted

I'm just gonna take a wild stab in the dark here, but seeing that the aircraft in question is the launch platform for an orbital launch vehicle, I would assume that the move to the Space Forum would be pretty self explanatory. Yes you are correct, but my post clearly asked a question about the 747....

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by crownvic
Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: why does my topic get moved or deleted
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: why does my topic get moved or deleted

I guess the moderators dont check this section..case closed. You create a post, wait less than 12 hours, then say we don't check this section. Logical. We're not on call for you 24/7. I worked all night last night, so no, I didn't check this section because I had better things to do. I see your poi...

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by crownvic
Tue Oct 11, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: why does my topic get moved or deleted
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

Re: why does my topic get moved or deleted

I guess the moderators dont check this section..case closed.

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by crownvic
Mon Oct 10, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: why does my topic get moved or deleted
Replies: 6
Views: 1125

why does my topic get moved or deleted

As longtime member here why does my topic posted in civil aviation continuosly get red flagged. All I am asking is why the Virgin Orbit 747 is at Ft Lauderdale? It was moved by a moderator to the space section when my question has nothing to do with space? It has also been deleted from the civil avi...

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by crownvic
Mon Oct 10, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VIrgin Orbit 747 at FLL
Replies: 0
Views: 1381

VIrgin Orbit 747 at FLL

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OBT ... /KMHV/KFLL
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Does anyone know why the VIrgin Orbit 744 is at FLL? The next scheduled launch is from their Newquay location in the UK end of the month.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OBT ... /KMHV/KFLL

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by crownvic
Sat Oct 08, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2022 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 169
Views: 22803

Re: 2022 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /KMCO/KDFW

There is a video of their arrival on Youtube at Orlando prior to Hurricane Ian on a 787!!
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[quote="LittleFokker"]SMU Mustangs returning from Orlando after playing their Hurricane Ian delayed game, AA A321:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL ... /KMCO/KDFW

There is a video of their arrival on Youtube at Orlando prior to Hurricane Ian on a 787!!

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by crownvic
Sun Oct 02, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What will happen to NASA's SOFIA?
Replies: 11
Views: 3158

Re: What will happen to NASA's SOFIA?

Sadly, there is very little use anymore for 747SP. Budgets for museums are just not there anymore for taking in such a large aircraft, as much as it would be nice. More than likely, it will have it's final ferry flight to either MZJ, Mojave or Victorville, where it will meet it's fate. I would love ...

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by crownvic
Mon Sep 26, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Return to Hong Kong
Replies: 22
Views: 6231

Re: Return to Hong Kong

Sadly, Hong Kong is done as we once knew it. United will be the only U.S. carrier at HKG for the foreseeable future. Personally, I feel HKs demise is more political than anything and the virus was used to strip the city of it's vibrant life and it will never be what it once was. Although demand will...

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by crownvic
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Not Built to Contractual Specification - NTU
Replies: 13
Views: 5899

Re: Airliners Not Built to Contractual Specification - NTU

I think the most notable example of an airline refusing aircraft that did not meet spec was Singapore Airlines and the MD11? I believe the aircraft fell well short of its range spec on test and Singapore then cancelled its orders for 20 of them? I understand it was a major blow to the MD11 programm...

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by crownvic
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA reveals new interiors for 787-9 and A321XLR
Replies: 136
Views: 21060

Re: AA reveals new interiors for 787-9 and A321XLR

When i started flying in the late 70s, the 707s and 727s had orange seats with dark brown accents. When F/C was just two wide seats next to each other, on a 707 you just sunk into them. They were enormously comfortable and i remember looking out at the strobes flashing against the engine at night. ...

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by crownvic
Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2036 Question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

Re: BA 2036 Question?

bobtables wrote:
Same aircraft is scheduled to depart again for LGW in 10 min so nothing too serious.


that may be flight 2038 the second of two MCO-LGW daily flights...

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by crownvic
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 2036 Question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1400

BA 2036 Question?

Tonight BA 2036 took off from Orlando for LGW and just off the coast (Kennedy Space Center) about 20 minutes into the flight it proceeded to circle multiple times before returning back to MCO. Anyone have any ideas what went wrong that they would circle several times and return? https://flightaware....

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by crownvic
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 223
Views: 30591

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022

I am suprised what little coverage there was here in Orlando on the local news. In most cases it was mentioned halfway into the news hour. I would think that opening a $2 billion international terminal would be a much larger deal. Its also been quiet here too on this forum. Note: First flight was an...

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by crownvic
Fri Sep 16, 2022 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2022 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 169
Views: 22803

Re: 2022 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KTLH/KSDF
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Florida State Delta 757 to Louisville
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KTLH/KSDF

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by crownvic
Tue Sep 13, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 119877

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

I know there is no chance but it would be nice if Emirates brings an A380 to Orlando for the grand opening of the new Terminal C which is getting ready to open shortly. Emirates will be one of the carriers flying out of it. is EK moving to terminal C ? any chance they open their own lounge in the n...

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by crownvic
Tue Sep 13, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022
Replies: 456
Views: 119877

Re: Emirates Fleet and Network Discussions thread - 2022

I know there is no chance but it would be nice if Emirates brings an A380 to Orlando for the grand opening of the new Terminal C which is getting ready to open shortly. Emirates will be one of the carriers flying out of it.

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by crownvic
Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Value of my airplane models
Replies: 8
Views: 2265

Re: Value of my airplane models

Coincidentally, as a kid in the early 1970's, I bought Aero-Mini's. Fast forward to 1995 was the last time i saw them wrapped in bubble wrap and in a box. A friend in Detroit who realized I left them behind (with them) when I moved to Seattle that year, emailed me a month ago and said she'd send th...

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by crownvic
Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Tall Tail" A330-200s
Replies: 14
Views: 6082

Re: "Tall Tail" A330-200s

Thanks for all the comments. This sort of date is very helpful for historical research, where so little is now written books regarding later airframe types.

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by crownvic
Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ercan airport, island of Cyprus
Replies: 22
Views: 5811

Re: Ercan airport

What country is it in? please say a word with the country after the city name, next time. Q I feel the same when they write US airport codes in stead of city names. Don't know why everyone should know the code for Colorado Springs, Tallahassee or Albuquerque. Ercan is located in the city of Nicosia...

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by crownvic
Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.
Replies: 169
Views: 23791

Re: Morning Consult: 40% of former U.S. road warriors expect to never travel for work again.

Most of the reason I don’t do as many day trips as before the pandemic is the lower level of service from airlines and rental car companies. You can’t schedule your travel anywhere near as tightly as you could pre-2020, and disruptions are the norm all around now. I notice a huge difference in trav...

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by crownvic
Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Tall Tail" A330-200s
Replies: 14
Views: 6082

"Tall Tail" A330-200s

As many may not realize, all the early delivery A330-200s had a a taller vertical stabilizer than later produced versions. How many of these are still in service and how many were converted to the smaller fin?

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by crownvic
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 582
Views: 90626

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2022

I feel like PHL never has international demand. Probably because it's domestic companies here not really international companies. Plus it's cheaper to fly out of EWR or JFK. I will say the article made it seem like there was initial demand to PHL. There is plenty of international demand at PHL to t...

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