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by Newark727
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 92
Views: 17437

Re: 737-8200?

There's definitely some truth to what they're saying though. Whoever came up with some of the names for Lincolns 10ish years ago, needs to be drug into the street and shot! Back when I did online sales for them, which then required a followup call on leads... IMAGINE just how fun it was trying to g...

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by Newark727
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR
Replies: 11
Views: 2650

Re: DL137 (AMS-DTW) diverting to BGR

BGR has a nice long runway (10,000 feet, it's a former air force base and still hosts the Maine ANG) and is right under a lot of trans-Atlantic flight paths, so it's a pretty reasonable diversion point. Saw a United 777-200ER there once, never found out the reason it had to divert though. It also ge...

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019
Replies: 93
Views: 26205

Re: A330 and A340 Write-off/Retirement/Scrap Thread - 2019

Anyone know when the last TN A340 flight is going to be?

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 22689

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2019

Any idea what it'll be demonstrating?

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by Newark727
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13037

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

We got a tour of DL TechOps at the Airliners International convention last month - the BR715 shop is pretty small: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48265872871_9c44ecf270_c.jpg https://flic.kr/p/2gx6drV Whereas the converted space in the old hangar for the new shop is huge - mainly they needed t...

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by Newark727
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 27
Views: 3515

Re: B-36 Question

Great stuff Pretty sure the B36 didn’t carry separate avgas and jet fuel I believe the Jets ran on the avgas, they just ran hotter and had a shorter life This was also how two other mixed-power airplanes, the Ryan FR-1 Fireball and the North American AJ-1 Savage, did it. Seems keeping them separate...

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by Newark727
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No service to F70?
Replies: 7
Views: 2354

Re: No service to F70?

I saw an Ameriflight Beech 99 there once... don't think it was scheduled, though.

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by Newark727
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18915

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site

All senior Boeing executives should be arrested until we figure out what the hell is going on. Thankfully you don't run the US cause that is not how any democratic society should function. Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law by trial with a jury of peers. Great advice if you don't believ...

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by Newark727
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's flight SY8948 doing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1889

What's flight SY8948 doing?

https://www.flightradar24.com/SCX8948/ Pulled this flight up on Flightradar24 this morning - I was curious as to what an approach into NZY would look like, the airport doesn't get many civilian charter flights. But the airplane seems to be doing a racetrack pattern out over the ocean at 6,000 feet. ...

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by Newark727
Mon May 27, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 4652

Re: Last EVA Air Cargo 747-400 ops in May 2019

Do we know if the date is still the 29th? Looks like their last one is flying tonight for a Monday morning arrival in ANC.

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by Newark727
Sun May 26, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5016

Re: Equine Flights

bohica wrote:
That 727 comes into FLL quite often due to Gulfstream Park being nearby. We refer to it as Air Horse One.


I believe at one point that name was even stencilled on the cabin door!

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by Newark727
Tue May 14, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder
Replies: 27
Views: 1875

Re: AA Eagle/PSA Pilot Pulled Off Plane Minutes Before Takeoff, Charged in Triple Murder

This sounds like a Law and Order plot. Actually, in a few months this'll probably BE a Law and Order plot.

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by Newark727
Fri May 10, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The mix-up between Global Aviation Services LLC and Global Aviation Services Inc.
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: The mix-up between Global Aviation Services LLC and Global Aviation Services Inc.

This is the pitfall of choosing a generically respectable name for your company. Sure, it's harder to misinterpret as a rude word in another language, but it also barely means anything and you've got eighty other companies with identical or nearly identical names. You call yourself something like th...

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?
Replies: 24
Views: 7844

Re: Where have all the planes gone at JFK?

NYPECO wrote:
Check out this disgusting mess across the street at LaGuardia.

Image


This one is actually hilarious. Reminds me of a puddle full of spawning tadpoles.

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by Newark727
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13125

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Are there any more used 737-800s or -700s to be had on short notice? Would some hassle, but if the MAX grounding lasts long enough maybe it starts to make sense?

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by Newark727
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which boneyards have DL been sending their retired MD-88s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3881

Re: Which boneyards have DL been sending their retired MD-88s?

San Bernardino, CA (SBD) has received a number of Delta MD-88s and MD-90s, though I don't think it has all of them.

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by Newark727
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement
Replies: 43
Views: 3813

Re: DAL KSNA<->KATL future after B-757 retirement

They've used the 737-700 on ATL-SNA, DTW-SNA, and JFK-SNA in the past. Don't know how long they're planning to keep the 737-700s in the fleet, but I don't see why they couldn't go back to them otherwise.

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by Newark727
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First UPS A300 returns home for cockpit upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 3536

Re: First UPS A300 returns home for cockpit upgrade

Interesting! Is this something that's been sold to any other A300 operators?

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by Newark727
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Analyst: QR Announces A380 To Be Retired After 10 Years; 777X Will Be Initial Replacement
Replies: 53
Views: 14893

Re: QR Announces A380 To Be Retired After 10 Years; 777X Will Be Initial Replacement

In a few years you're totally going to start seeing music videos filmed in desert graveyards full of mothballed A380s.

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by Newark727
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is an elderly CRJ200 worth on the open market?
Replies: 37
Views: 8169

Re: What is an elderly CRJ200 worth on the open market?

The downside of those aircraft as a bizjet is their lack of range compared to other bizjets that size. That's why most ones you see in private hands are configured more as a "corporate shuttle". Very few business jet owners need the size of a 50 seat RJ but don't need more than 2000 miles...

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by Newark727
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 15490

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

Article says it took off from Fullerton - if that's the case, a Cessna 414 is one of the bigger things that you'll ever see flying there. Runway's only 3100 feet, though that doesn't seem to have been the issue here.

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx and UPS 757s
Replies: 29
Views: 6182

Re: FedEx and UPS 757s

No, FedEx's fleet has some PW-powered former United airplanes and UPS got both engine types for some reason.

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11369

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

Found it! This is probably more information than you needed. Am I missing something? I tried that link, and it takes me to a page saying I need to log in or register. They want $9.95 to register... I did find other articles online with details of the proposed deal. Site has a paywall, so not everyt...

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11369

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

Found it!

This is probably more information than you needed.

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet L1011 TriStars.
Replies: 44
Views: 11369

Re: Soviet L1011 TriStars.

There's a fairly detailed post about this on another forum. Gonna be a pain in the ass to dig up but I'll see what I can do.

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by Newark727
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200
Replies: 31
Views: 6022

Re: American Airlines and the Boeing 767-200

The last assignment of the AA 767-200ER fleet was JFK-LAX/SFO transcontinental flights - you could photograph them on a regular basis from Imperial Hill as late as spring 2014. Not sure if that's what you're asking about though.

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by Newark727
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air Fokker F28 History
Replies: 18
Views: 3703

Re: Horizon Air Fokker F28 History

How many U.S. carriers used the F-28?

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8758

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

Berlin Wall is a crummy comparison. Not only did it enclose just a city rather than a border stretching nearly 2,000 miles, it had the entire apparatus of one of the most onerous security states in recent memory backing it up. Better comparison for what we're talking about here is the Great Wall of ...

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by Newark727
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA screeners calling in sick
Replies: 55
Views: 8758

Re: TSA screeners calling in sick

The entire notion of a government shutdown is deeply stupid to begin with. It's basically never necessary to handle things this way, it's only when Congresspeople and other elected officials feel like picking a fight.

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by Newark727
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Adventures in spotting failures
Replies: 4
Views: 4338

Re: Adventures in spotting failures

August 2016, LAX. I've been hoping to catch a VIP 727 (M-STAR) that's parked at the Atlantic Aviation terminal on the south side of the airport. I park at Imperial Hill and wait. And wait. And wait. Finally I figure it's not going to happen, and so I hop in the car and head over to Dockweiler Beach ...

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by Newark727
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight UA269 returned to LAX yesterday (12/26)
Replies: 0
Views: 920

Flight UA269 returned to LAX yesterday (12/26)

I was doing some spotting at LAX yesterday, and flight UA 269 to Chicago operated by a 757-300 turned around and landed about 10-15 minutes after taking off. The airport fire trucks were out, at least for a little while - anyone know what the issue was?

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by Newark727
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest 757 pax jet still operating?
Replies: 18
Views: 7176

Re: Oldest 757 pax jet still operating?

What about the Honeywell avionics testbed?

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by Newark727
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Flying Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3559

Re: Peak Flying Questions

There's been an Asia Pacific Airlines 757 doing flights for UPS between ONT and PDX on and off since last week. I missed it by a couple minutes this morning; anyone know if it's going to be doing any flying tomorrow or Friday?

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by Newark727
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18677

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

Interesting how much variation there was in the 707 family, compared to the very standardized product lineups you see today. I guess a lot of it is Boeing learning as they went, and maybe airlines losing their appetite for buying something overly specialized.

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by Newark727
Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of the road for Swiss Super Constellation HB-RSC?
Replies: 19
Views: 5531

Re: End of the road for Swiss Super Constellation HB-RSC?

It's too bad that beautiful quad-pistons like this take so many resources to get and keep flying. I had so wanted that Lewiston Starliner project to succeed.

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by Newark727
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 9012

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

Edgar Allen Poe could not be reached for comment...

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by Newark727
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10225

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

Sheldon Adelson has two 747SPs and an A340-500. Forget El Al, he could p. much start up the route by himself.

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by Newark727
Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 772LR order, owner?
Replies: 39
Views: 10977

Re: New 772LR order, owner?

VIP airplane?

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by Newark727
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JASDF Boeing 747s
Replies: 15
Views: 3552

Re: JASDF Boeing 747s

I think if I were the JASDF I'd convert them to freighters then just hold onto them for some low-fuss airlift capacity.

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by Newark727
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI and their Boeing 767-300
Replies: 15
Views: 4435

Re: FI and their Boeing 767-300

SRQKEF wrote:

Thanks! One of my favorite photos, took it on approach to LHR back in 2014:



That's a great photo.

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by Newark727
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL domestic flight cancelled due to overbooking
Replies: 23
Views: 6801

Re: JAL domestic flight cancelled due to overbooking

Sounds like they need to bring back the 747D.





(Whoever was planning to reply to this post with a detailed refutation of passenger 747 economics, I'm onto your game, and you're a pedant.)

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by Newark727
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syria, DPRK eyes direct flight
Replies: 49
Views: 7463

Re: Syria, DPRK eyes direct flight

All aboard the war criminal express...

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by Newark727
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Qantas 747 schedule at LAX
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Current Qantas 747 schedule at LAX

I'd like to get one last set of photos of a Qantas 747-400 before they pull them off the LAX routes, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what days/times I can expect to see one. Does anyone have a complete schedule? Thanks.

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by Newark727
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi
Replies: 34
Views: 5936

Re: Was the MD-11CF ever operated as a Combi

Nowadays, all MD-11s are cargo-only, and the C-models were all converted to the MD-11F door/window configuration in the late '00s. Back in 2013 I recorded Centurion Cargo N984AR at LAX with the rear cargo door position intact: https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3772/10919944264_c340b42ecb_b.jpg Very dif...

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by Newark727
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6595

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

This is the first thing Congress has done that I've approved of in decades

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by Newark727
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct
Replies: 154
Views: 26260

Re: British Airways axes entire Hong Kong crew ahead of closure of base in city next month in Oct

While I agree that this was rather harshly executed, sometimes it may be better to do these kind of things rather swiftly. Imagine all the ongoing (union) talk, negative press and bad morale if BA had announced this a few months beforehand. So it'd be worse if more people knew about it? It's sad, b...

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by Newark727
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 11204

Re: Genghis Khan Airlines gearing up to take to skies on wings of ARJ21s in early 2019

"KHAAAAAN!" - Passenger on this airline when his flight gets delayed, probably

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are There So Many Airstrips/Airfields
Replies: 29
Views: 4464

Re: Why Are There So Many Airstrips/Airfields

I doubt there was much general aviation when these runways were built in the early to mid 1900s built in the early to mid 90s Meant to type 1900s Near as I can tell from somewhat limited research, there were two major waves of airfield construction where I live (southern California) First was in th...

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by Newark727
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are There So Many Airstrips/Airfields
Replies: 29
Views: 4464

Re: Why Are There So Many Airstrips/Airfields

I saw a Cessna 177 last fall at PRC. Not sure if it was based there, but a cool, rare airplane. Red fuselage, white empennage and wings with red wingtips and registration. It was a beautiful airplane. I also like seeing V-Tail Bonanzas. They’re decently common but they’re so unique. I'm glad someon...

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