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by Newark727
Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at LAX - a few questions
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Spotting at LAX - a few questions

Yep, I should be good shooting north from imperial highway (hill). Speaking of Imperial Hill, can anyone pinpoint it for me? What is Proud Bird? From Imperial Highway (the major road that marks the south boundary of the airport, and feeds into Interstate 105,) either turn left on California St. (if...

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 594
Views: 63493

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Two F-117s landed at FAT today. The aircraft will be the aggressors for training exercises with the 144th Fighter Wing's F-15C/D Eagles. Some good pictures and info at the links. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42360/f-117s-make-surprise-arrival-at-fresno-yosemite-airport-to-train-against-loc...

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 17, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 115
Views: 3623

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

As for this General he should lose his job, not sure if he should face charges but he jumped the gun big time. I would give any high ranking military member the benefit of the doubt if the Commander and Chief started melting down but he or she should at least wait till that actually starts to happe...

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by Newark727
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 115
Views: 3623

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

This situation doesn't happen without Trump resisting the peaceful transfer of power. So no, it wouldn't happen to just any president.

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by Newark727
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening

Quick! Somebody go dust off the blueprints for this thing!

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by Newark727
Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 115
Views: 3623

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

extender wrote:
If this was done to Biden, most of the people posting support for Milley's action against Trump would be up in arms. There is NO proof of a coup.


But it wasn't done to Biden, or Obama, or anyone else you may wish to name. It was done to Trump. Ask yourself why.

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by Newark727
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at LAX - a few questions
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Spotting at LAX - a few questions

The Imperial Hill park (with the flagpole) is fully understood to be a photography hot spot, so you shouldn't be hassled by the police. There have once in a while been reports of people getting their gear stolen there, though, so try to keep all your stuff where you can see it. The one problem I can...

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by Newark727
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening

As a supporter of putting floats on as many different types of airplane as possible, I endorse this proposal. Hope to see one at the Greenville Seaplane Fly-In circa 2050.

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6618

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Republicans overplayed their hand. Yes, Newsom's pandemic response left lots of people unhappy, and the whole French Laundry affair is one of the dumbest things I've seen a politician do in recent memory, but to win this, they needed to keep the Democratic majority relatively uninterested. Putting a...

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6618

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

That's a real gut punch... This is how I feel tonight: California, you're nothing to me now. You're not a fellow, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. No, you don't get to say that. We're Americans too, our votes count just as much as yours, we pay American taxes, go to Ame...

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force 1 at DEN
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: Air Force 1 @ DIA

Probably has a lot to do with the VIP's itinerary once on the ground - just during the Obama administration, AF1 landed at LAX, LGB, and SLI on different occasions, while then-VP Biden took AF2 to SNA at least once.

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by Newark727
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6618

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

California and Texas really aren't that different, when you get right down to it. Large populations, diversified economies that eclipse many independent nations in their own right, some of the U.S.' largest cities. There's a lot of issues facing both states that are strikingly similar - growing cost...

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by Newark727
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LGA: Expressway Visual vs Park Visual to Rwy 31
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: LGA: Expressway Visual vs Park Visual to Rwy 31

It's also great fun to attend Mets games when the Expressway visual is in use. Take in a ballgame and an airshow!

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by Newark727
Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1201

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

The other thing that strikes me is that for all the loftiness of the goal of ending terrorism, the legacy of the post-9/11 world may well be profound cynicism. It feels like nothing anyone has done since has lived up to its own justifications, when they're even offered. The Bush administration promi...

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by Newark727
Sat Sep 11, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1201

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

In hindsight, I think there was something fundamentally absurd about the War on Terrorism, as a concept. I mean, no matter how it goes, Terrorism is never going to sign a surrender on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri. It's hard to imagine any universe where an event as horrific as 9/11 goes without a...

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by Newark727
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.
Replies: 49
Views: 7517

Re: Mammoth freighters launches new 777 P-F programs.

So wait, how many 777 freighter conversion programs does that make now? Is it like the old joke about London buses where you wait ages and then three show up at once?

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by Newark727
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13791

Re: Texas abortion law

I think it is disingenuous to say the right wants to control a women's right to control their body. The vast majority (not the fringe minority) consider the fetus to be a life, so its not about the women's right to choose, rather protecting an unborn life. You must look at the actually views and ar...

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6618

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

I think this is fair. I can deal with an R who will not court religious extremists or stand in the way of any of the social advances we have made. I would be ok with the Governator again. That's kinda the rub though. The Republicans aren't, and we can't expect them to nominate guys like that anymore.

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13791

Re: Texas abortion law

The countries with the easiest access to abortion have the lowest abortion rates. (and good sex education and access to contraception) Just sayin'..... The same people who push laws like Texas' are almost always adamantly against improving access to contraception (or even things like tampons!) and ...

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 08, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 1340

Re: James Webb Space Telescope has a launch date: Dec 18 2021

Hubble inspired a whole generation of scientists... hopefully we'll get a generation more from the Webb telescope's images.

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6618

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Now's a good time to mention that Larry Elder endorsed a minimum wage of $0.00. I'm sure that would be great for keeping people in their homes. https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article253231758.html Absolutely nothing controversial about that. In fact, Nobel prize winne...

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?
Replies: 53
Views: 9092

Re: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?

FGITD wrote:
Going back over the decades…has Boeing ever really been in the fighter business?


Yeah, you just have to go back over the decades a little bit farther. :D

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6618

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

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Now's a good time to mention that Larry Elder endorsed a minimum wage of $0.00. I'm sure that would be great for keeping people in their homes.
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-go ... 31758.html

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by Newark727
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?
Replies: 53
Views: 9092

Re: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?

Sometimes reading about Boeing right now kind of reminds me of a New Yorker cartoon I once saw, where a man in a business suit is standing by a campfire in the dark, explaining to some children, "The world may have been destroyed, but for a moment, we created some beautiful value for shareholde...

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by Newark727
Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law
Replies: 22
Views: 1420

Re: Texas governor Abbott signs new GOP voting restrictions into law

I think, after the right's massive tantrum following the 2020 vote, we all know what these laws are really about.

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by Newark727
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?
Replies: 21
Views: 1850

Re: If a commercial pilot lost all nav instruments, would that be a MAYDAY or PAN situation or neither?

How easy is it to practice a no-gyro landing? Seems like you'd need a tower that isn't too busy. Is it a training requirement or a just nice-to-have thing?

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by Newark727
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 3874

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

One thing I found puzzling was that in one of the photos of Kabul airport published in the New York Times, there was a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter visible. I thought those had all been retired several years ago. The State Department took a number into service when they were retired from the USMC. h...

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by Newark727
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 3874

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

One thing I found puzzling was that in one of the photos of Kabul airport published in the New York Times, there was a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter visible. I thought those had all been retired several years ago.

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13791

Re: Texas abortion law

Something tells me that after removing CRT from public school curriculum, technology and computer programming courses in Texas may be next: TikTokers flood Texas abortion whistleblower site with Shrek memes, fake reports and porn Source: The Guardian Given what happened with the voter fraud report ...

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 317
Views: 13791

Re: Texas abortion law

One one side of the country, historic flooding; on the other, record-breaking wildfires. And in the middle, as represented by Texas? Well, they're banning abortion. Again. Thanks guys you're swell.

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1973
Views: 296791

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

As sad as it is, I think you are right. In civilian duty of course, as the USAF KC10 fleet will be around for many years. Not necessarily. Scuttlebutt in MilAv says there are plans to phase them out in the next few years, along with a few other less numerous types. With 60 of them there just isn't ...

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by Newark727
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200
Replies: 51
Views: 8700

Re: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200

Have they announced what routes it's going to be flying yet?

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by Newark727
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 544
Views: 37363

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

The whole thing where one entity owns multiple teams, or at least strongly influences more than one teams, yet these teams are all in the same competition, is also something of an oddity to a newcomer. Are there parallels to this in world sports? I can't think of it in the major US sports. It's as ...

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by Newark727
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 485
Views: 66883

Re: Embraer New Turboprop Aircraft News and Discussion Thread

The door configuration is interesting. I thought I read somewhere here on a.net that new aircraft designs need to have exits at the front and rear of the aircraft. Is that not the case? If that were true, I’d expect the door configuration to change. Could they hide it underneath the tail a la the D...

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by Newark727
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?
Replies: 37
Views: 7820

Re: Are there any countries where pilots still carry firearms?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zJP89orlbc Apparently Eastern Airlines considered issuing a revolver to cockpit crews with special low-penetration ammunition to prevent hijackings, but dropped the idea. If you're into firearms generally, this guy's channel is worth a look - very esoteric stuff, I ...

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by Newark727
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200
Replies: 51
Views: 8700

Re: Air Wisconsin Cargo CRJ-200

Tail number on this one?

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by Newark727
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Budel Kempen Airport - Nice on KLM?
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: Budel Kempen Airport - Nice on KLM?

Sometimes FR24 will offer its "best guess" for a flight's origin or destination when it doesn't have access to the information. These guesses... aren't always completely accurate. One time it told me a Qantas A380 had just landed at Hawthorne, California (runway 1489 x 30 meters.)

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by Newark727
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old cross-runway at LAX
Replies: 25
Views: 7339

Re: Old cross-runway at LAX

Anyone know how long it was?

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When did Jackson WY get so big?
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: When did Jackson WY get so big?

jfklganyc wrote:
Still doing the gun fights. Just next to a starbucks :)


This Starbucks ain't big enough for the both of us!

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by Newark727
Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10/MD10 Orbis Flying Hospital
Replies: 8
Views: 2950

Re: DC-10/MD10 Orbis Flying Hospital

Did some research and wondering if anyone can comment the differences with the MD-10? It appears it's a DC-10 converted to an MD-11 digital flight deck and 2 person crew. Are there any other differences outside of the cockpit? The outside looks like a DC-10 (no winglets) and of course the cockpit i...

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by Newark727
Thu Aug 19, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR
Replies: 62
Views: 12685

Re: Turkish attempts take-off on taxiway at KEWR

Glad nobody was hurt though.

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by Newark727
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2 C-130s flying very low over the treetops in rural NH
Replies: 9
Views: 1535

Re: 2 C-130s flying very low over the treetops in rural NH

There are some military training routes in that area, I think. Some of them might be low-level; I remember seeing a C-17 apropos of absolutely nothing while driving on a two-lane highway in the western Maine woods. No idea how high it was, but lower than a typical cruise altitude.

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by Newark727
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military plane lading at LGA?
Replies: 7
Views: 1730

Re: Military plane lading at LGA?

Is it normal for them to use an Air Force C-130?

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 511
Views: 127180

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

JAL 777-200ER JA708J flying NRT-VCV as JL8102 for retirement. Thanks for your continued updates, VCVSpotter! I'm curious about the 77E above; I thought international arrivals at VCV had to clear customs first? I say this because I recall QF 744s being ferried first to LAX then to VCV. What am I mis...

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by Newark727
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census
Replies: 103
Views: 5895

Re: Major Demographic Changes Confirmed By US 2020 Census

phatfarmlines wrote:
May I ask what COL means in your abbreviation? College?


My guess would be Cost of Living

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by Newark727
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JUMPING HORSE: check out my new prospect
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: JUMPING HORSE: check out my new prospect

I'm not a rider, but my mother is - she used to own an Irish sport horse. Beautiful animals, which is a fun contrast with the way they basically act like big dogs when you get to know them. Good luck, and take good care of her!

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by Newark727
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 8506

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

Dieuwer wrote:
I am not sure where the OP lives, but why not get a LGBTQ+ friendly doctor? I live in Boston and love my PCP at Fenway Health.


Now there's an unfortunate acronym.

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 28, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1973
Views: 296791

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

Allee wrote:
Newark727 wrote:
Has Kalitta retired their 727s? Haven't seen any on flightaware lately.


3 are flying out of CVG today

N725CK CVG-MKE
N726CK CVG-DTW
N729CK CVG-ROC


Oh good! :D

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by Newark727
Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1973
Views: 296791

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

Has Kalitta retired their 727s? Haven't seen any on flightaware lately.

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