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by crownvic
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates does some of the best adversiting
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Re: Emirates does some of the best adversiting

I hope she got paid a shed load to do that. I would have passed out........at the thought!! Nah, probably part of the job. Based on the last few weeks of Emirates issues, I'm pretty impressed they didn't hit her. Its been pointed out previously in a similar ad last year that she is not an actual fl...

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by crownvic
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can someone explain this stop?
Replies: 13
Views: 1398

Re: Can someone explain this stop?

You people are spoiled :) I remember the days of going out of STT with only a 4400 foot runway with a mountain and a gas station right at the end of the runway. Flights on 727s would go back to the mainland nonstop even after a Trans Caribbean crash. Then when American had a crash there, everyone st...

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by crownvic
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 93
Views: 10093

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

RDU may seem small but for it’s 15 Million passengers it saw pre-covid, it deserved more than 7 international flights. RDU will soon see the addition of KEF to their network and the resumption of CDG, LHR, YUL in mid-2022 but will only bring the airport to 6 international flights. The airport did b...

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by crownvic
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Ops at Miami... FOLLOW ME
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: A380 Ops at Miami... FOLLOW ME

thank you!

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by crownvic
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai close call..?
Replies: 12
Views: 5983

Re: Dubai close call..?

And they have run out of fresh ideas for bashing the 737 Max :). EK is the feeding the sharks now until a new "event" garners attention.

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by crownvic
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Ops at Miami... FOLLOW ME
Replies: 2
Views: 700

A380 Ops at Miami... FOLLOW ME

Watching various Live Stream channels from Miami, I was not aware when the A380 taxies for take off or landing it is lead by a follow me vehicle. Is this something new for the A380 at Miami and if so, why?

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by crownvic
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces investors' lawsuit over bribery scandal
Replies: 7
Views: 1531

Re: Airbus faces investors' lawsuit over bribery scandal

I'm thinking that being a lawyer working for Airbus must be the best job in the world :-) Second best in the aviation world certainly :D At least the surroundings are nicer: London High Court (Technology Division for the pendants), Amsterdam, Southern France, etc. I hope you realize, that this is y...

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by crownvic
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 174
Views: 38977

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

I am seeing ads pop up here in Orlando for new nonstop service from KMCO to KLAS for the CES show. Do any of our United experts know if this is temporary for the show or will it be permanent service?

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by crownvic
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 2397

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2022

United announced new nonstop service to LAS, however I believe it may be temporary for the CES show in January 737-900. Can anyone confim it is temporary?..

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by crownvic
Wed Dec 29, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration / Tail Numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 2143

Re: US Registration / Tail Numbers

Could you hypothetically re-use a registration of a plane that crashed? Say someone wanted to use N93119, would they hypothetically be able to do so? I would say "yes"...I have seen so many of the original Pan Am 707s that are either crashed or scrapped "recycled" onto just abou...

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by crownvic
Tue Dec 28, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew
Replies: 71
Views: 9913

Re: Did this person do the right thing?

FYI the flight made up time enroute and arrived just 40 mins late. It occured last week..

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by crownvic
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew
Replies: 71
Views: 9913

Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew

I have an acquaintance who sent this information and questions whether he did the right thing... "I just got back last night on a flight from LHR to SFO on a UA 787-9 and I caused a 1 hour and fifteen-minute delay. As I settled myself on my window seat, I looked out and saw something on the win...

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by crownvic
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight windscreen shattered after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft
Replies: 36
Views: 9052

Re: BA flight windscreen shattered after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft

Thinking of TWA 800, could a large chunk of ice, say the size of a car engine falling from another aircraft hit an aircraft in such a way, that it could rupture a wing fuel tank? Highly unlikely, but is there any possibility?

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by crownvic
Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Chinese ARJ-21 delivered to Indonesian airline
Replies: 13
Views: 4191

Re: First Chinese ARJ-21 delivered to Indonesian airline

Aesma wrote:
Even Chinese airlines don't want it. Would you fly on one ?


Absolutely, because I would fly on anything unusual. Would I operate them as an airline? Probably not.

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by crownvic
Fri Dec 24, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21799

Re: United dropping 14 routes

EWR to PHL.. Wow how many regular scheduled flights are shorter.. that's not even 100 miles Hey, in the good old days, here was the daily schedule on the < 100 mile runs out of PHL: 1) United daily DC-10 PHL-IAD 2) Northwest daily DC-10 PHL-EWR 3) National daily DC-10 PHL-LGA 4) Delta daily DC-10/L...

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by crownvic
Thu Dec 23, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United dropping 14 routes
Replies: 120
Views: 21799

Re: United dropping 14 routes

EWR to PHL.. Wow how many regular scheduled flights are shorter.. that's not even 100 miles Hey, in the good old days, here was the daily schedule on the < 100 mile runs out of PHL: 1) United daily DC-10 PHL-IAD 2) Northwest daily DC-10 PHL-EWR 3) National daily DC-10 PHL-LGA 4) Delta daily DC-10/L...

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by crownvic
Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 72220

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021

With TATL component of the PHL hub in the trash for '22, I was wondering what the domestic aspect of PHL was looking like for the upcoming year. Anyone have a rough guess at the percentage of domestic flights/seats for AA vs. 2019? There are a few domestic traffic flows for which PHL is better suit...

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by crownvic
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 436849

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Another KMCO Orlando question for the cargo experts...National Cargo lately has been running a series of cargo flights from Orlando to the Carribean and South America with their A330. Tonight its NCR 798 to USHUAIA, ARGENTINA. question is why do these cargo flights always leave from the passenger g...

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by crownvic
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 436849

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Another KMCO Orlando question for the cargo experts...National Cargo lately has been running a series of cargo flights from Orlando to the Carribean and South America with their A330. Tonight its NCR 798 to USHUAIA, ARGENTINA. question is why do these cargo flights always leave from the passenger ga...

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by crownvic
Sat Dec 18, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA+B6 announce 2022 expansion
Replies: 109
Views: 23453

Re: AA+B6 announce 2022 expansion

It's essentially a merger between the two carriers at this point without going through the hassle that comes with an actual merger. And I don't see how AA pilots could be pleased with seeing so much traffic going to B6. As soon as a republican administration takes over then AA will buy B6, I would ...

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by crownvic
Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 72220

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021

Well, the AA axe just fell on PHL again for the Summer of '22. Prague, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh and Shannon are out, due to 787 delivery delays (as the claim). I really do not see much hope for AA at PHL for the upcoming summer.

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by crownvic
Thu Dec 09, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 72220

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021

The longer AA waits to get it's rear end back in gear at PHL, the more their market-share is going to erode. With NK and F9 growing at PHL, I feel this is going to impede AA's spool up there. It is a well known fact that a good portion of AA's international network at PHL is supported through conne...

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by crownvic
Wed Dec 08, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 72220

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021

The longer AA waits to get it's rear end back in gear at PHL, the more their market-share is going to erode. With NK and F9 growing at PHL, I feel this is going to impede AA's spool up there. It is a well known fact that a good portion of AA's international network at PHL is supported through connec...

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by crownvic
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic announces service to Austin
Replies: 491
Views: 109909

Re: Virgin Atlantic to announce new US route

ACY
Business - Casinos
Leisure - Casinos
Wishful thinking, but the Brits do like to gamble :)

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by crownvic
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 232
Views: 30841

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

This reminds me of the Salina, Kansas days of AWE (USA) and JBU A320s having to stop on transcons. :)

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by crownvic
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic A220 Slides Off Of Snowy Runway at Riga
Replies: 8
Views: 4041

Re: AirBaltic A220 Slides Off Of Snowy Runway at Riga

Well it sounds like that passenger really had a good time!

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by crownvic
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 17724

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

after the second bankruptcy (and getting rid of Icahn's Karabu deal), they were doing pretty much everything right. It was just too late. TWA never got out of the Karabu deal until their merger with AA. IIRC Icahn unsuccessfully tried to legally force AA to honor the deal. TWA’s second bankruptcy w...

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by crownvic
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 17724

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

The one thing that sticks in my mind were the "Dyna-fan" oval stickers on the engine of the fan jet powered 707s. Before the internet and unless you knew somebody at TWA, this name would stick in my mind puzzling me as to what it meant. Then one day, I think it was in National Geographic ...

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by crownvic
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 years without Trans World Airlines
Replies: 148
Views: 17724

Re: 20 years without Trans World Airlines

My first transcon as a passenger was a nonstop 707 PHL-SFO in 1968. The one thing that sticks in my mind were the "Dyna-fan" oval stickers on the engine of the fan jet powered 707s. Before the internet and unless you knew somebody at TWA, this name would stick in my mind puzzling me as to ...

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by crownvic
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprise aircraft change?
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

Re: Surprise aircraft change?

A few unhappy aviation enthusiasts last week booked the BA A380 proving flight to Madrid from LHR and it was substituted with an A321....

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by crownvic
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 436849

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Businesses closed over the Thanksgiving Day period ? I would guess a lot of places close for the 4 days, so there wouldn't be much freight to move around come Monday morning. The storm will be Monday night when everything is back up and running and all the online orders are starting too get process...

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by crownvic
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 436849

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Question for you cargo experts out there. On any given day especially during holidays there are at least 10-15 cargo movements at KMCO Orlando Intl between 5am and 10am. I am just talking arrivals between UPS FED EX and a few others Double that if you add the departures in the mix. Today Monday 11/...

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by crownvic
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 436849

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Question for you cargo experts out there. On any given day especially during holidays there are at least 10-15 cargo movements at KMCO Orlando Intl between 5am and 10am. I am just talking arrivals between UPS FED EX and a few others Double that if you add the departures in the mix. Today Monday 11/2...

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by crownvic
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Retirement and Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 5084

Re: DC-8 Retirement and Fleet Tracking Thread - 2021

TCN was flying until 2020...heres some clips from Xmas 2018...after that im not sure about it. Both pilots from Brazil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9wfPMfK1RE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCyUa4wv7as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbft-4tqkgY Thanks for clarifying. I thought it was 2020, b...

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by crownvic
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Retirement and Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 5084

Re: DC-8 retirement and fleet tracking thread 2021 (year 1)

What has happened to 9T-TCN, the Congolese DC-8-50? They spent all that time, money and effort repainting her and making her airworthy, but it seems to have disappeared. It’s been stored since 2016. Probably ran out of parts since it’s the last DC 8-50 in the world. https://www.key.aero/article/las...

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by crownvic
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Retirement and Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 5084

Re: DC-8 retirement and fleet tracking thread 2021 (year 1)

What has happened to 9T-TCN, the Congolese DC-8-50? They spent all that time, money and effort repainting her and making her airworthy, but it seems to have disappeared.

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by crownvic
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 644
Views: 162935

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Does anyone know if and when LH will reinstate 744 service to Orlando Intl KMCO? There was speculation a few months ago that Nov 1st was the proposed start up date, but as of today its still the A340-300, not that Im complaining as that is a rare bird too...

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by crownvic
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Airport Diversions....Why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2821

Miami Airport Diversions....Why?

Yesterday early A.M. brought heavy fog to Miami Intl. causing a number of Intl flights to divert..ELAL 787 went to Ft. Myers and AA sent 9 Intl arrivals up to Orlando. Most arrived between 7-730am. Those diverted 777's and 787's sat most of the day with a majority leaving late afternoon up until alm...

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by crownvic
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases
Replies: 42
Views: 5711

Re: Scheduled airline service to strictly military use bases

Way back, Southern Airlines flew into Eglin AFB. As mentioned above, it is now VPS, but in the old days, not sure if it worked how it does now as a joint use airport.

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by crownvic
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Presidential Airways 146
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: Presidential Airways 146

They had a nice call sign as well - "Washington Eagle"

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by crownvic
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last scheduled passenger transatlantic crossing in a prop aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 10229

Re: Last scheduled passenger transatlantic crossing in a prop aircraft?

Since we are talking about these large Canadian "hybrids", we should not forget the RCAF CP-107 "Argus" which was essentially a shortened Britannia with the Bristol Proteus engines replaced by piston Wright 3350 Duplex Cyclone engines (found on the DC-7) and DC-7 style cockpit!

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by crownvic
Tue Nov 16, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last scheduled passenger transatlantic crossing in a prop aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 10229

Re: Last scheduled passenger transatlantic crossing in a prop aircraft?

Always wanted to try it Loftleidir but alas never did. I just remember that it was way cheaper that than any other carrier in the late 60's. Does anyone have an idea of what a Y ticket from JFK to say Paris was on Pan American vs a Y ticket from JFK to Luxembourg would have been? Those cockpit wind...

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by crownvic
Mon Nov 15, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last scheduled passenger transatlantic crossing in a prop aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 10229

Re: Last scheduled passenger transatlantic crossing in a prop aircraft?

It's also worth noting that it is easy to call these CL-44s "relics" compared to their jet counterparts, but what many did not realize is, this specific sub-fleet of passenger CL-44Js were mostly early to mid 1960s builds and if you flew on one in the late 60s or early 70s, they were actua...

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by crownvic
Sun Nov 14, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 72220

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2021

This article suggest that the Economy parking lot is going to remain closed for the rest of the year used for phase one of the cargo expansion. Anyone have an idea what they are going to use this land for? “This real estate will serve to support phase one of our cargo redevelopment program,” PHL ch...

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by crownvic
Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last scheduled passenger transatlantic crossing in a prop aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 10229

Re: Last scheduled passenger transatlantic crossing in a prop aircraft?

Below is an article about the final year of turboprop flights over the Atlantic. https://www.nytimes.com/1971/03/28/archives/the-cheapest-slowest-and-most-hip-way-to-fly-the-atlantic-the.html That was an entertaining article to read. Thanks for sharing. I think the topic starter may have been caugh...

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by crownvic
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 373
Views: 49415

Re: Orlando Aviation Thread - 2021

FINALLY.....Monday Nov.8..... VS 91 is an A350-1000 to Orlando MCO from LHR. VS 75 is an A330-300 to Orlando MCO from MAN. Oh well my days of seeing 6 VS 747's simultenously will be etched in my mind forever. Hopefully looking forward to multiple A350-1000 spottings in the future, but they will neve...

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by crownvic
Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 263
Views: 61685

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

Monday Nov.8..... VS 91 is an A350-1000 to Orlando MCO from LHR. VS 75 is an A330-300 to Orlando MCO from MAN. Oh well my days of seeing 6 VS 747's simultenously will be etched in my mind forever. Hopefully looking forward to multiple A350-1000 spottings in the future, but they will never replace th...

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by crownvic
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End for Kenya’s Classic Airliners? Kenya auctioning derelict planes.
Replies: 17
Views: 5394

Re: The End for Kenya’s Classic Airliners? Kenya auctioning derelict planes.

https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled-Relief-Air/Douglas-C-118A-Liftmaster-DC-6A/1443954 This image in the database showed a really nice looking DC-6 from 2008. There is another ex-USAF DC-6 there as well. All appear to still have their engines in more recent aerial images. What a shame that the ...

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by crownvic
Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End for Kenya’s Classic Airliners? Kenya auctioning derelict planes.
Replies: 17
Views: 5394

The End for Kenya’s Classic Airliners? Kenya auctioning derelict planes.

https://simpleflying.com/kenya-abandoned-planes-auction/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=getresponse&utm_content=+Boeing+737+Tail+Strike%2C+Kenya+Derelict+Plane+Auction+%26+4+More+Trending+Stories&utm_campaign=Simple+Flying Not sure if the above link will work, but it appears the Kenyan gove...

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