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by mabadia71
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 343
Views: 37512

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2019

LTU932 wrote:
Anyone know the registration of the AI 747 that arrived at SJO with the Indian Vice President today?


VT-EVA

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by mabadia71
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Does anyone know about an airline restarting the route between San Jose ( SYQ ) and Bocas del Toro ( BOC ), thanks. Geoff Don't think you'll see it soon. SYQ only has one airline which is Aerobell Airlines which recently started scheduled operations, SANSA does not serve it or see them serving it s...

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by mabadia71
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

I saw a post that Copa is suspending all but MGA-GUA 3x a week. Things have really gone south for Nicaragua. Not exactly, according to reports in the media they will maintain 1 daily SJO-MGA-SJO and 2 daily PTY-MGA-PTY on top of the three weekly GUA-MGA-GUA. It appears that the temporary reduction ...

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by mabadia71
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

As far as I know, the brand new Airbus 350 hasn't ever landed in Central America yet. It depends on which definition of Central America you are using, historical or geographical. If historical I'd think you are right, if geographical then no, one was in Belize a few days ago with the president (I t...

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by mabadia71
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Do they change crews at GUA? I was onboard it the other day but I slept through the techstop it makes while going to SJO. I could have sworn in my sleep they said it was operated by LACSA when we were going again. Probably yes, most (to not say all) Avianca flights in to and out off SJO are operate...

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by mabadia71
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Evacuation at BCN
Replies: 34
Views: 6564

Re: RYANAIR Evacuation at BCN

Can someone translate what the guy filming is saying? I'm pretty sure this will add to the comical effect. I hear "Ryanair, lo que toca" then later "Vueling es mejor" (Vueling is better). Literal translation is "Ryanair, what you get" and "Vueling is better",...

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by mabadia71
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca repaints?
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Avianca repaints?

tommyarias wrote:
All 7 E190s from TACA El Salvador and LACSA are wearing the TACA red livery, non has been painted to Avianca colours. Don't know if they ever will.



No, the first E190 to be painted into Avianca colours has just rolled out of the paintshop in GUA. The others will follow soon.



Regards

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by mabadia71
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash Truck Dash Cam Video....AA 767
Replies: 19
Views: 7245

Re: Crash Truck Dash Cam Video....AA 767

I wonder who popped the forward slide which would have led passengers right in front of the burning engine. Not normal or best practice I think. This also hurt he firetrucks ability to both see and spray foam to the target area. I thought maybe they would drive up and over the damn thing so they co...

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by mabadia71
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Speculation on the official name and code for the new airport of Beijing
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Speculation on the official name and code for the new airport of Beijing

PatrickZ80 wrote:
What about BEI, short for Beijing. As far as I know it's not taken and it would be obvious.


BEI is Beica Airport in Ethiopia.

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by mabadia71
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 22200

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

LDRA wrote:
B-2447 on its way to SIN as CA061


Departed FNJ as CCA122, and changed callsign mid-air over Beijing to CCA061

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by mabadia71
Wed May 30, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 5959

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

I just booked SJO-PTY-SAL (+161% longer than direct) because the fare was $200 cheaper.

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by mabadia71
Sat May 26, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Question about in-flight medical emergencies re: CPR through approach and landing

Most of the medical kits I have had experience with have an Ambu bag onboard so that would be used instead of CPR. The ambu bag is not a replacement for CPR, the ambu is for supplying oxygen in a CPR situation, but if your not doing chest compressions you can pump that ambu all you want, the patien...

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by mabadia71
Wed May 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Automated Passport Control (APC) @IAD
Replies: 0
Views: 531

Automated Passport Control (APC) @IAD

I'm traveling to the States on a B1/B2 visa, arriving via IAD. I was wondering if APC is available for passengers entering with a B1/B2 visa, since the CBP page (https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/apc) says I'm eligible, but the IAD airport page says only U.S., Canadian and eligible Visa Waiver ...

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by mabadia71
Thu May 10, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Avianca have US registration?
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Re: Why does Avianca have US registration?

I have also heard the insurance premiums are much higher for Colombia, Costa Rica or El Salvador registered aircrafts.

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by mabadia71
Mon May 07, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG-ORD on AV finally launches
Replies: 29
Views: 3878

Re: BOG-ORD on AV finally launches

Why EWR when they already do JFK? I get it’s a Star hub but it doesn’t seem like a priority destination. Apparently Houston is going to be announced pretty soon They already fly SAL-EWR and it appears to do very well. There's a large Colombia diaspora in New Jersey which I'm sure would prefer to fl...

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by mabadia71
Mon May 07, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Traffic at SJO will be filled with VIPs for the Presidential inauguration on Tuesday. The first one to arrive today is Ecuadorian President Moreno. I don't have the list of dignitaries, so I wonder who will represent Spain. This is the first inauguration with Felipe as King, so this may be the firs...

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by mabadia71
Tue May 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros
Replies: 90
Views: 11139

Re: Venezuela demands payment for jet fuel in Petros

I was wondering couldn't the airlines "buy" the fuel from a 3rd Venezuelan entity. I mean AA "buys" it from some Venezuelan company (and they pay this company with USD or Bolivares) and this company buys it in petros from the government. Can this be done?

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by mabadia71
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Two simultaneous AF flights from ATH-CDG
Replies: 14
Views: 3932

Re: Two simultaneous AF flights from ATH-CDG

AV has a similar situation on the SAL-SJO route. They have two flights (AV627/AV637) operating with in 5 minutes of each other on most days of the week.

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by mabadia71
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 19642

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

jetwet1 wrote:
As for the equipment not working, how often is it checked ? We check ours every 12 hours, of course we are on land, but once a day maybe ?


IIRC they should be checked at the begging of every flight since they are MEL items.

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by mabadia71
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK203 diverting to CPH (Again)
Replies: 6
Views: 2197

Re: EK203 diverting to CPH (Again)

DLHAM wrote:
Maybe they have to land overweight due to some real trouble?


Maybe I'm wrong, but if that was the case and the plane did indeed land overweight wouldn't inspections have to be carried out before the aircraft flew again?

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by mabadia71
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Any news on how the current situation is affecting travel to Nicaragua? Since companies like Ticabus and Transnica had to suspend coach service to Nicaragua (in the case of both, it also affects destinations in the rest of northern Central America), the question is whether AV and CM are considering...

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by mabadia71
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

Waiting for my luggage at SJO took longer than the immigration and customs checks at SJO and PTY combined though. Then again, immigration was pretty much deserted, so we all breezed through immigration and reached the belts in less than 5 minutes after deplaning. In my experience luggage delivery i...

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by mabadia71
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 4254

Re: IKIA (Imam Khomeini Airport) City Developments

What's going to happen to THR with this new airport so close to Tehran? Will THR close or will both airports continue to operate?

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by mabadia71
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates start BCN-MEX
Replies: 87
Views: 16561

Re: Emirates start BCN-MEX

Wonder if the new airport will be too high in elevation also? Maybe with the new airport it is possible for such a long direct nonstop flight? The new airport will be at the same elevation as the current one, however it appears the new runways will be 5KM (a little over 3 miles) long which should h...

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by mabadia71
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM increasing Bogota to 5 flights / week during winter 2018/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: KLM increasing Bogota to 5 flights / week during winter 2018/19

Next month Air France will switch from a Daily A343 to a Daily B789 on CDG-BOG-CDG. Both legs nonstop. Yes, but they are also changing the departure time from 8:50pm, to midnight. While that may not seem like a very significant change, the drop in temperature is expect to give that extra "juic...

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by mabadia71
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM increasing Bogota to 5 flights / week during winter 2018/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1566

Re: KLM increasing Bogota to 5 flights / week during winter 2018/19

The upcoming KL AMS-BOG-CTG-AMS 5x weekly is complementing AF CDG-BOG 7x weekly perfectly. SkyTeam grouping is consolidating its presence at BOG on the way to Europe. Wouldn’t the 789 fly the BOG-AMS leg as non-stop in the future ? Regards. I understand that KL's 787 can't meet the climb requiremen...

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by mabadia71
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NH Y ORD-HND-CGK: SE Asian Adventure part 1, Jakarta (tons of pics and videos)
Replies: 34
Views: 10409

Re: NH Y ORD-HND-CGK: SE Asian Adventure part 1, Jakarta (tons of pics and videos)

http://www.twindoctorstv.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/IMG_7012.jpg As we walked, we came across multiple fruit stands including this one. I have no idea what fruit this is but it looked and smelled wonderful. Probably should have had the cajones to try one. Amazing trip report, always enjoy them....

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by mabadia71
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 29478

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

They were on one engine for over three hours, not a comfortable feeling over the pacific I'm curious how that could be. An ETOPS180 rating only allows you to be a max of 3 hours away from a diversion airport at any given time. Which means even if the engine failed at the worst possible moment, ther...

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by mabadia71
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plus Ultra vs UX & IB...oversupply on Spain to Latam?
Replies: 21
Views: 2509

Re: Plus Ultra vs UX & IB...oversupply on Spain to Latam?

MGA has nothing right now. It's either transit via the US (which requires a transit visa), or connecting via GUA, SAL or PTY. Flying via SJO may also be complicated out of MGA due to Costa Rica requiring visas from Nicaraguans (though I dunno if DGME also requires transit visas from them), though t...

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by mabadia71
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

One thing that annoyed me, is that when I considered booking MAD-SJO when I still lived in HAM, you fly to MAD and had to overnight there before being able to take the flight. It wouldn't even offer you a codeshare that would allow you to connect directly with the flight (even when AB was still aro...

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by mabadia71
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

https://www.teletica.com/184955_aviacion-civil-levanto-suspension-a-nature-air-tras-tragedia-aerea-que-cobro-vida-de-12-personas?hootPostID=77ec7bde66deb648a769bdf8b34f9ab3 Weird. Yesterday, there was talk about the boss of 5C requesting to talk to the President about the airline's suspension. Toda...

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by mabadia71
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

With recent reports that the A321LR could be able to fly up to 5000nm with a low density cabin ( AvWeek http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/airbus-studying-higher-capacity-a321neo ) which puts Central America in range of most of westen europe do you think we'll see AV or other airlines start...

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by mabadia71
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 542
Views: 41909

Re: Central American aviation thread - 2018

BTW: I don't know if they do stamp passports on exit at SJO and LIR, or if they do it like the EU does with EU citizens, which is check the passport, not stamp it and let the passenger through. Costa Rica did have exit control stamps back in the 1980s and 1990s at SJO. No, I flew out of SJO back in...

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by mabadia71
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 12446

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

I read in the USA you need a waiver to carry that many people. Weight issue or contributing factor? Wouldn't think so, since both Nature Air and Sansa have operated fleets of Caravans with that configuration for many years, plus a couple air charters companies that also operate the aircraft. Rumors...

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by mabadia71
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 13511

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

LTU932 wrote:
AFAIK, of all South American countries, only Chile and Argentina are part of the VWP. All other countries in the Southern Cone need a US visa even for simple transit.


No, only Chile is part of the VWP in South America.

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by mabadia71
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 13511

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

AASAP777 wrote:

Hola, SJOtoLIR!

Are they adding SAL-EWR soon? Right now I only see UA's weekly nonstop to EWR.


Yes, they are starting it on Nov 17th http://www.laprensa.hn/honduras/1123862-410/avianca-anuncia-operaci%C3%B3n-de-cinco-vuelos-semanales-hacia-nueva-jersey

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by mabadia71
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 13511

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

I'm pretty sure none of Panama's secondary airports would be able to handle an A330. Space wise yes, but runways are too short to operate without some restrictions. That means DAV, RIH, PAC and BLB are out of the question. Only PTY is equipped for servicing large aircraft. I think BLB is capable of...

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by mabadia71
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 13511

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

My last time in Colon was more than 30 years ago and I ignore the current level of service of the highway between Panama City and Colon. Anyways, the distance seems to be too far, in order to consider ONX as the substitution for BLB, in the future. Regards. Actually the travel time from Colon to th...

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by mabadia71
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)
Replies: 200
Views: 13511

Re: Central American Aviation Thread - 2017 (2nd Half)

Boy, that's fast! Could this be true? UX is logging in today less than eight hours from SAP to MAD. Is that a glitch from Flightaware? Or winds are that strong right now? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AEA16 I would think so, FR24 has it at 10.26 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ux15

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by mabadia71
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.
Replies: 17
Views: 5025

Re: KE CEO arrested on misappropriation of company funds.

The Seoul District Prosecutor's Office has denied the request for arrest of the KE CEO, and former Chairman of ill fated korean shipping company, Haijin Shipping.
http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/232731/update-request-for-arrest-of-hanjin-groups-chair-denied/

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by mabadia71
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota
Replies: 17
Views: 4062

Re: Air France to fly 787-9 to Bogota

Traditionally AF has departed BOG atvaround 6pm and has recently put it forward a couple of hours, but the 787-9 schedule is for a midnight departure from BOG. At that time the ambient temperature is typically significantly lower -so takes the "hot" from the "hot and high", help...

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by mabadia71
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca In Colombia
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: Avianca In Colombia

They are going to use the permission to shuffle around pilots from the other Avianca subsidiaries, mainly Avianca El Salvador and Avianca Peru

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by mabadia71
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET702 ADD-FCO ET-AMF Squawking 7500 (Confirmed Hijack)
Replies: 263
Views: 56709

ET702 ADD-FCO ET-AMF Squawking 7500 (Confirmed Hijack)

I'm guessing the pilot exaggerated the fuel situation given that, according to FR24, it's been taxing for quite a while already. Presumably under own power.

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by mabadia71
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Air Cargo B744 Down In Bagram
Replies: 288
Views: 92784

RE: National Air Cargo B744 Down In Bagram

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BMI727" class="quote" target="_blank">BMI727</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Yeah, if it was really 85 degrees nose up I'...

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by mabadia71
Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 52
Replies: 200
Views: 16407

RE: Central American Aviation Thread. Part 52

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/carmenlu15" class="quote" target="_blank">carmenlu15</a> (<a href="#89" class="quote">Reply 89</a>):<br/><i>Speaking of which, <acronym title="T...

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