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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

After a number of false starts, 730WE has arrived at ILN. :champagne:

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Amazon partners with GECAS to lease an additional fifteen 737-800 Converted Freighters https://www.genewsroom.com/press-releases/amazon-partners-gecas-lease-additional-fifteen-737-800-converted-freighters-284880 By leasing these from GECAS, which was the BCF launch customer, Amazon has a lot of fle...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 65
Views: 8473

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

747megatop wrote:
For certain, MH 370 has changed modern aviation in a big way in terms of how aircraft are tracked in realtime and how black box data is stored, processed and retrieved!!


That's interesting. What exactly has changed?

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by wjcandee
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 12480

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

For all the snobs who think that having regular people on the plane demeans their flying experience, and who think that coach travel in the old days was a delightful yet modest party, let me just point out that the guy who took a drunken dump on a catering cart in the aisle of a United flight was a ...

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by wjcandee
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

703WE/367AZ going to be the problem child airplane?? Just doesn't want to cooperate with anyone, at time, anyplace??? :) Well, 730 flew straight to TLV from ASP, never coming yet to ILN. When they're sitting in TLV, sometimes that's because they are waiting for parts or extra work is being done -- ...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Well...N730WE is delayed coming from post-conversion paint at ROW, after being there a month. (Was also at TLV an extended time: 8.5 months.) Presumably will move soon. To be N367AZ. However, N373AA (already operating by ATI) finished repainting into Amazon Air paint in the normal time and has now r...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

After exactly 30 days at ROW, twice the usual time for painting, N730WE will be on her way to ILN tonight. (6/14/19). Will be in Amazon Air colors. Went to ROW straight (but not nonstop) from conversion in TLV.

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

MO11 wrote:
CAM signed for N379AA on Tuesday.


Thanks for that info. I reported its retirement and movement to storage on the 767 thread, but didn't post it here. I'm glad you updated us.

Was that retirement anticipated in our understanding of the AA current plan?

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by wjcandee
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College World Series charters
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: College World Series charters

Kaiser Air has a storied lineage. Just as Midwest Express grew out of Kimberly-Clark's flight department (KC Aviation), Kaiser Air grows out of what was the Kaiser Industries flight department. However, the current operation's executives are pilots and such who bought the flight department when thei...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9675

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/us/new-york-helicopter-crash-pilot/index.html CNN reports pilot didn’t have an instrument rating. I can't imagine hiring a guy to fly my Agusta who doesn't have an instrument rating, and I can't imagine my insurance company not being concerned about this. Helicopters ...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 35132

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Maybe you guys caught this, but I didn't see it mentioned anywhere (although Planespotters.net now seems to have it): 379AA moved to ROW on 5/21/19. wfu on 5/20/19. Ln 481. Delivered 3/93. Presumably this is one that CAM will purchase via its options with Jetran and convert. Did we know that more AA...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9675

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

All that's in the FDNY photo is the tail rotor hub, and pieces of tail rotor and a little piece of tail. They don't show the main fuselage. I'm guessing the photo is of the debris that landed on a building outcropping several floors below, as mentioned by the FDNY Commissioner in the press conference.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan
Replies: 38
Views: 9675

Re: Updated: Helicopter crashed into building in Manhattan

Media are reporting N200BK, based in Linden, NJ, which is also where a lot of news choppers are based. Executive transport operation. Apparently dropped off a passenger at 34th Street and was planning to return by going North up the East River, West across Manhattan, and South down the Hudson, past ...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19498

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Lutfi, a knowledgeable and succinct post that made my earlier point much better than I did. This ends up being a silly thread: one very upset person -- who concededly has no dog in the hunt except apparently he's an Air Italy fan -- continuing to pound away about the issue, misrepresenting his sourc...

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by wjcandee
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air
Replies: 21
Views: 3287

Re: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air

Hate to correct you, but the top photo is a standard longbody TriStar. Yeah, you're right of course. I was looking at the livery rather than the door configuration and other indicators. I believe that the -500s used on the ultra-long-haul (for them) flights had a similar livery, with PHH and "...

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by wjcandee
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Yeah, TPE was getting them done and painted in 3-4 months, so we should see it soon. If it's going to Amazon, then I guess it's replacing 1217A, the accident aircraft, because Atlas isn't currently slated to expand its fleet of Amazon 767-300s. But it's not clear to me that it's going to be used for...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N389AZ made its first revenue flight today (6/8/19) under its new number in its new Amazon Air paint. CVG-DFW. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N389AZ The aircraft actually went into service post-conversion on 3/10/19 under a CAM tail number, N382CM (N930WE before that, after being acquired by 30...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?
Replies: 23
Views: 3967

Re: Are 767s still built with CRT cockpits?

There was a thread on here recently about some of this. The new UPS ones will have the Rockwell Collins Large Format Display System. Only recently has Boeing offered that for installation in the factory as part of production as only recently did it get approval to do so. Before that, it was installi...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air
Replies: 21
Views: 3287

Re: Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays and American Trans Air

The top plane, the -500, was used for nonstop flights from ORD and one of the NYC airports to HNL. Lasted a while but ultimately didn't work out so well. Pleasant Hawaiian wasn't as well known on the East Coast, and didn't generate the business at the prices it wanted to fill a smaller L1011.

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

1334: Thanks. Then they already have been planning for it. It will be interesting to see how they play it.

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Forgive the typos in the last post. I was dictating while walking... Oy.

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Yeah it's just the airside that they will not be renewing. I'm not sure when the contract rolls over. Presumably, they gave Amazon plenty of time to make adjustments. This raises the question of whether Amazon will transition to a one-day are network, or make the commitment to adding one day are on ...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

BACK ON TOPIC, YAY! Looks like N389AZ (formerly 382CM) may have moved from ILN to CVG last night (6/6) to start service. There was no tail listed, but the ferry flight was ATN1997. That's gonna be a ferry of an Amazon aircraft. (1997 was a big year in Amazon World, and they reference it a lot. For e...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

kitplane01 wrote:
Why does Qantas and Asiana need help flying airplanes? I'm surprised they would not fly for themselves.


I'm not. Cheaper and easier to outsource. Also allows selection of aircraft types that wouldn't be economical to run as a fleet for one or two.

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by wjcandee
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19498

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

imagine if I were to knock on your door, saying I am a friend of a friend with a history of going bankrupt, but you'd better lend me your spare tire unless I go to the media and tell people how mean you are. More like lend me your entire car. Right now. And I'm not asking you; I'm asking your 15-ye...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19498

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

This smacks of a marginal airline trying to blame anyone but itself for its inability to recover quickly after its aircraft was damaged without a sufficient recovery plan. And the OP's subsequent comments really reflect a lack of understanding of the details of how this aspect of this business works...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 6273

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

Seven flights a day Toronto-Atlanta should take the cake for distance. Actually, ATL-PWM is longer. 1100 miles vs 740, about 1/2 hour more in the air. In fact, OMA is further than Toronto. I think the reason is that Toronto is kinda due North from ATL, and is actually further South than much of Mic...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I think that Connie is getting at least one, too. Omni is vying for them as well but no results yet. I actually read the press release to mean that the two 747-400s currently flying for DHL will be placed with Asiana and the "technology company". I think the switch to the 747-8Fs is the re...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8467

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

So Airfleets no longer shows it to be active. It is now stored. I saw it at RDU (my home airport) a few years ago. It's funny because out of the MD-10 fleet, they had been retiring the -10s like crazy. They were being sent to VCV a lot; however, this is the first -30 to be retired for a long time. ...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 31, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

That's going to be 373AA. Was in TPA 4/23-5/16 after flying by ATI for UPS for a few months. Then flew a couple of weeks of Amazon. It flew to GUS today for paint into Amazon colors. Will be renumbered 379AZ and is being dry-leased by Amazon.

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by wjcandee
Tue May 28, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8467

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Agreed on the pedantry.

Does ATI still have aircraft on FedEx this far after Peak? I thought all they had now was one 763 on UPS. ABX took over the other UPS run with a 762.

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by wjcandee
Tue May 28, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8467

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Thank you! The amount of times I see the "but Airfleets says THIS!" statement around here, clearly a lot of people don't realize that those sites rely on normal people like us to submit updates to them. Exactly. Looking at my post maybe I came across as a little douchier than I intended, ...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8467

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Sorry, delete duplicate.

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by wjcandee
Mon May 27, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 37
Views: 8467

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

Odd, since airfleets.net states it's still active. Not at all, really. It's not as if FedEx has to report the plane's impending retirement/storage to Airfleets.net before taking action. I think we need to recognize that these are groups that do a good job of tracking SOME aircraft and types, but ce...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 27, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 4899

Re: Equine Flights

Here's the ship that we used to take our showhunters to the Devon (Pennsylvania) horse show, last week. And that's the H.E. "Tex" Sutton aircraft that people typically call Air Horse One. Landing at Calgary, nice and smooth for the horses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Po2aT395Ng Compa...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 26, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 35132

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

Correction: 830WE is in conversion at TLV (obviously not ILN, duh).
Similarly, 730WE completed conversion at TLV (not ILN, clearly I was having a brain cramp, geez), currently at ROW getting painted into Amazon livery.

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by wjcandee
Sun May 26, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019
Replies: 193
Views: 35132

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2019

The current plan (things can change): 153DL (currently stored at SBD) plans unknown 376AN will be 344CM, currently on ATI certificate, running 5 days a week for UPS; future plans unknown 381AN (currently stored at ROW) plans unknown 389AA (currently stored at MZJ) has been renumbered 432AX, going to...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 25, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast
Replies: 11
Views: 3876

Re: Citation Crash off of Florida Coast

tb727 wrote:
Looks like it had departed earlier in the day from ALN and made it to about 16,000’ before turning back. Sad, I would suspect pressurization problems.


Agreed. Given the turnback earlier. Sucks big time.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2764

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

Reading this thread, like another one recently, I am so happy for fhe fleet thread.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 24, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2764

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

commpilot wrote:
Once this is done ATSG will probably close up at ILN and the city will be stuck with an empty airport. It is easier to airline crews around to CVG than ILN.


ILN was never fully-empty. It is certainly, however, going to return to that state at some point.

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by wjcandee
Thu May 23, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

One thing for Amazon is, you can't consistently jump around in this market. Very few companies are going to be able and step in and replace what Atlas, Southern and ATSG have done.. Well, I think it's so interesting that Local 1224 talks about how "ATSG" pilots aren't happy. That's a bit ...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 22, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former heads of PeoplExpress and PHF indicted
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

Re: Former heads of PeoplExpress and PHF indicted

Oh the NEW so-called PeoplExpress. I was thinking, "Geez, that was 35 years ago..."

Did they even ever carry passengers? I guess I could look, but I don't care enough...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights
Replies: 73
Views: 7544

Re: Lakeland in talks with American for commercial flights

Hey, folks, for what it's worth, several posts above keep saying L-K-L rather than L-A-L, which is the correct code for Lakeland Linder Airport, which is what we are talking about.

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CM: Have you seen it yet? Remind me where (other than on here) I can see your photos.

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida
Replies: 32
Views: 4565

Re: Amazon to open a air hub in Lakeland Florida

Man this makes me appreciate the other thread, huh?

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N382CM is scheduled for ROW-ILN today The big question is whether it's in the same Amazon livery as the rest; I presume that it is. From what I understand is that it has the ATI paint, not certain though That would be interesting! The current FAA filings indicate that it is eventually going to have...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64868

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

cmairplaneman wrote:
N382CM is scheduled for ROW-ILN today


The big question is whether it's in the same Amazon livery as the rest; I presume that it is.

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18892

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Then there's the whole hoagie, grinder, submarine or hero. To save money, the company who prints up the sandwich bags for my local pizza place puts all four names on the bag. Grinder!!!!!! I haven't had one of those since the last time I had a "tonic" in New Hampshire. But I met a girl fr...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 18892

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168 replies on JetBlue changing from Coke to Pepsi, with many digressing from aviation. How this forum has fallen. "You're a Boeing Fanboy , so you suck!" "You're a United Fanboy , so you suck!" "You're a DL/Airbus Fanboy, so you suck...and you're DUMB, toot!" "I ...

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