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by bhxdtw
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001
Replies: 30
Views: 4922

Re: British Airways Utopia Livery CLASSIC VIDEOS 1998-2001

So here's a question,

Is there any website or anyone here, who has a comprehensive list of the tails that were applied to aircraft?
I'm thinking of starting a Gemini collection of world tails.

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by bhxdtw
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 65
Views: 5153

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

MAN - IAH - DTW to catch an empty SQ A359 instead of anything more direct.

Even better was the DL CR7 from IAH to DTW.was packed except 1 empty seat...yup, the one right next to me.

Prob my nicest fights in coach I've had.

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by bhxdtw
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99044

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

I see a LY flying TLV - DTW today, LY23. 789. Repatriation?? Or med supplies. I know we're hurting here in SE Michigan..

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by bhxdtw
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 458
Views: 54582

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Tech stop to swap crew befroe they continue onto China.

Really? Did I miss something or is this some kind of new requirement for China flights?.. And is TSE an odd choice for a crew swap? I mean.. I don't know.. Is it? Lol it seems like it is.

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by bhxdtw
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 458
Views: 54582

Re: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)

Just noticed LOT has been sending a 787 to TSE (NUR- SULTAN) this week a couple of times from WAW... Flight number is LO7921. I'm thinking these might be cargo flights considering its the newest capital of Kazakhstan and I'm guessing there isn't a huge need for any repatriation between the two count...

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by bhxdtw
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL62 heading east from France.
Replies: 18
Views: 6091

Re: IL62 heading east from France.

Lol right!! It was a random click as well... I expected it to be some kind of T tail or Biz jet but then I saw the IL62... Watched it on FR24 and it indeed landed at IKA... So now the fun part is speculating why a Belarusian freighter is operating between Bordeaux and Tehran... My logical and only i...

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by bhxdtw
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL62 heading east from France.
Replies: 18
Views: 6091

Re: IL62 heading east from France.

Looks like its descending into IKA ... interesting find. IL62 from Bordeaux to Tehran .... Bizarre.

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by bhxdtw
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL62 heading east from France.
Replies: 18
Views: 6091

Re: IL62 heading east from France.

Wow, interesting. I figured it might have something to do with covid but I have no idea who would operate the type

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by bhxdtw
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL62 heading east from France.
Replies: 18
Views: 6091

IL62 heading east from France.

There's a lone IL62 making its way East, originating in what looks like Bordeaux. Just entering Iranian airspace. I see it on FR24.
Any ideas what this could be?

Seems strange, even for a Covid rescue/repatriation flight.

Not sure how to post my screenshot.

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by bhxdtw
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335421

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Hey guys! Just noticed a DL A350 leaving Detroit for Dublin, flight number 8834. I'm assuming that's a Covid rescue flight?

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by bhxdtw
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335421

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Hi guys, there's a lot of comments above and I haven't got the time to trawl thru them all, however could someone explain to me why there are still departures showing from LHR to various points in the USA tomorrow. Maybe I misunderstood but I thought there was no travel permitted currently between E...

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by bhxdtw
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3678

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

Continental Peter Max 777 anyone?

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by bhxdtw
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question regarding US Navy aircraft type
Replies: 16
Views: 1819

Question regarding US Navy aircraft type

Hi guys, I was watching a video on YouTube regarding aircraft movements conning into and out of Munich for the Munich Security Conference 2020. The poster had some great rare government jets captured, however one that caught my eye was a US Navy metroliner reg: 910502. The poster had all movements l...

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by bhxdtw
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe on verge of collapse again?
Replies: 8
Views: 3057

Re: Flybe on verge of collapse again?

Such a shame....I remember the Jersey European days at BHX. loved seeing the Shorts 360 in the early 00's flying to NQY. If they were to fall into administration what are we looking at in terms of replacing them? They have a large network and operate a lot of unique routes from the region's that a l...

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by bhxdtw
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189957

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Quick question.. Why and "how" did AC just ferry a MAX from Marana to Windsor? I'm not an expert on anything MAX so excuse the naivety... Thx How would be easy, by asking for and receiving permission from the Canadian regulators. In the recent past permission has been granted so that Air ...

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by bhxdtw
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 189957

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

Quick question.. Why and "how" did AC just ferry a MAX from Marana to Windsor? I'm not an expert on anything MAX so excuse the naivety...

Thx

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by bhxdtw
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of the racoon mask on Airbus A220?
Replies: 20
Views: 3561

Re: Lack of the racoon mask on Airbus A220?

As mentioned above: this is not originally an Airbus aircraft. The design and build was initiated by Bombardier. When airbus took over the CSeries program it was allocated an Airbus designation... The A220. So although it is an Airbus it is by name only, the "Raccoon" mask is not part of t...

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by bhxdtw
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines
Replies: 48
Views: 8677

Re: The future of Hainan Airlines group of airlines

Can someone list all the airlines part of the group.

Thx :)

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by bhxdtw
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new DTW TATL service for S20
Replies: 165
Views: 16000

Re: Potential new DTW TATL service for S20

Its true, some airlines appear to throw darts at a map, or are obviously poorly run... Each of us could name an airline that has failed due to poor management.. What appears to be the biggest stumbling block a lot of newer or financially unstable airlines have? They grow to fast too quick or in some...

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by bhxdtw
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new DTW TATL service for S20
Replies: 165
Views: 16000

Re: Potential new DTW TATL service for S20

More than you think. Come and find out why Detroit and Michigan are such amazing places. Sure every major urban area has their problems but for some reason people like to focus on that more when the conversation is about Detroit. I love my city and I love my state. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q...

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by bhxdtw
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential new DTW TATL service for S20
Replies: 165
Views: 16000

Re: Potential new DTW TATL service for S20

Lol, ok, as a Detroiter I don't know what's worse to listen to... People's reactions to the horror show that is someone suggesting DTW could do more to attract other airlines, or, and in my opinion, way worse, people stereotyping Detroit as a dumpster fire of a city to go to... And that is what I ch...

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by bhxdtw
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 23832

Re: American to start DFW-AKL, LAX-CHC October 2020

Can someone with better knowledge provide an up to date list of all Australasian flying from the USA/canada? Like, routes and carriers
Im behind with some of the additions etc.

Thx

Jordan

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by bhxdtw
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUZZ to take on WIZZ in BUD
Replies: 26
Views: 6257

Re: BUZZ to take on WIZZ in BUD

I believe there was an old low cost carrier in England called Buzz back in the late 90's... Yellow Bae or Avro jets. Stansted based. Wasn't ryanair involved with buying them or something?

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by bhxdtw
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 6934

Re: Boeing will deliver the 900th 787 in October 2019

A bbj? That has to be a government plane... Lol

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by bhxdtw
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service
Replies: 19
Views: 2829

Re: Smallest airport in EU with longhaul service

Im curious as to why the amount of service from Tbilisi to Asia as per the poster above.

Urumqi, Beijing and Seoul...

Even if just charters. Is there some connection I'm missing? Shopping for wealthy Georgians? Mass tourism in either direction? Business ties ?

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by bhxdtw
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14026

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Parts carriers for the auto industry, always a dodgy deal.


What makes you say that? Just curious?

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by bhxdtw
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14026

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

Local news confirming 2 crew are dead... :( Reload the Toledo link above, it'll confirm. I believe the Convair is still used by a couple of local Michigan/Midwest adhoc carriers. I'm not in a position to check which ones currently but I know we have a number of these carriers who operate out of the ...

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by bhxdtw
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17582

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

My apartment is covered with PanAm stuff, including a slice of a 707 fuselage with a window intact! I will read anything that anyone has anything to do with PanAm. She may be gone for a long time, she may have even really suffered and passengers really felt she wasn’t what she used to be. But PanAm...

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by bhxdtw
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 16963

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

ABZ to IAH in..... I wanna say 2007/8 ... Was provided by a British regional in Scotland who mostly served regional oil route traffic in the north sea area. They explored connecting to Houston which on paper looks...kind of logical... but then I believe the recession and other factors caused the air...

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by bhxdtw
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 4431

Re: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet

I'm interested in this discussion too. For one, i'm curious why I see various UPS and occasionally FEDEX planes routing thru non hubs... For example a UPS 767 flying DTW to ORD or GRR to MSP. Those are just examples to illustrate my point but ive seen similar on FR24 and other tracking sites. Usuall...

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by bhxdtw
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 8685

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

Ok guys, I have a couple of things ive been thinking of lately regarding skytrax and airline reviews.. Firstly, everyone says Skytrax are not to be taken seriously, I understand that if they are taking payments to award higher ratings, however ... how do these ratings happen, do they have people fly...

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by bhxdtw
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service
Replies: 28
Views: 10031

Re: AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines ending U.S. service

I'm actually a little surprised. Twice a week on a 787 to JFK isn't exactly too taxing. I would assume that the gas industry in Azerbaijan would've helped as well as the fact that the Azeri diaspora in the USA has large pockets in Jersey and NY. Granted twice a week isn't very attractive for busines...

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by bhxdtw
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Double bogey a320
Replies: 8
Views: 2257

Re: Double bogey a320

I believe they were ordered by IC due to the state of Indian runways at the time. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with increased weight but i'm fairly sure it was to do with the runway conditions. Then the merger with AI happened and they became the red headed step child. This is from my memor...

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by bhxdtw
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting 747 catch on FR24
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: Interesting 747 catch on FR24

Oh that sucks. Lol. I was just having a free moment to peruse fr24 and found that along with a State of Kuwait 319CJ heading to somewhere unknown from STN.
ah well. Thx for the info bud.

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by bhxdtw
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting 747 catch on FR24
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Interesting 747 catch on FR24

Hi guys, Thought this was an interesting catch. Theres a Kalitta 742 currently En-route from AMS to JFK. I looked it up on Fr24 and the frame appears to have been taken out of storage at the company facility in Oscoda and performed a few patterns over northern Michigan before entering service. Its s...

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by bhxdtw
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN
Replies: 48
Views: 8393

Re: Rumor/unofficial: Norwegian Argentina to start EZE-PER-SIN

(MSY MSQ MGQ — I use these in an aviation quiz I run every year in Pyongyang)


Can we just take a moment to appreciate the sheer awesomeness of this statement....lol

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by bhxdtw
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India suspends Madrid and Birmingham
Replies: 44
Views: 10366

Re: Air India suspends Madrid and Birmingham

Hi guys Not wishing to turn this into a pure BHX speculation thread but I am a little concerned what is happening to an airport that seemed to be on an upswing. Ok, not Manchester like, but still an upswing. TS... why?... with their lower costs I never expected to see a day when BHX would not have a...

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by bhxdtw
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Delta retire NWA's 747-200F?
Replies: 23
Views: 3895

Re: Why did Delta retire NWA's 747-200F?

Where were the 742's actually based. Aside from ANC. Did they see regular service to DTW or MSP? They were before my time here in Michigan.

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by bhxdtw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Dash 8 300 Manuals, cockpit diagrams
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

Re: Dash 8 300 Manuals, cockpit diagrams

how big are the diagrams... are they color ? thanks :-)

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by bhxdtw
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 140021

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Look how beautiful those 742's look in that picture above. I have fond memories as a boy being taken to watch planes at BHX and LHR and thus the Landor scheme will forever hold that nostalgic place in my heart. I often flew in a Landor liveried 757 to JFK/YYZ from BHX and on occasion the 767 during ...

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by bhxdtw
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13480

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

I'm not familiar with their plans. I'm sure the are most likely swapping 767 eqpt for these 787 , however do they plan to upgrade their product on board with a full premium economy / business class product to compete with AC or are they more LCC ? Again, I'm not familiar with their onboard offerings...

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by bhxdtw
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...
Replies: 188
Views: 23344

Re: Irish 12/18: December Dreaming ...

Any updates on that UFO over the west coast... I heard the ATC recordings and it sounded very interesting. Was it a United and Speedbird or Aer Lingus that was stating they saw it ?

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by bhxdtw
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick
Replies: 35
Views: 6493

Re: Likely BA Heathrow route additions from Gatwick

I'm not going to derail this topic but I would just like to ask if this is the way that AF runs its fleets out of CDG and ORY also.

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by bhxdtw
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 6131

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

I want to just throw something out there... something I feel actually dumb for asking, however someone asked it on the Twitter feed of the video... Could there be any possibility the flight controls are able to be accessed or.... (sigh)... Hacked..... by some person or agency for nefarious purposes....

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by bhxdtw
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European destinations no longer served by DL
Replies: 59
Views: 8316

Re: European destinations no longer served by DL

About 2013/14 they also operated MIA - LHR. Not sure on what acft tho. I find it interesting the amount of routes that were once operated by large aircraft but now no longer exist... I remember seeing MD-11's of DL at MAN. That doesn't just go for DL, off topic I know but look at CO.. They used to o...

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by bhxdtw
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC
Replies: 53
Views: 6129

Re: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC

Someone asked earlier if its odd that both UA and AA fly to ORD from Erie, both airlines also fly to FNT , Michigan from ORD which I find weird also due to that city being economically depressed and only 1.5hrs at most from DTW. I live near FNT and they both have a handful of flights each day. I'm s...

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by bhxdtw
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B738 Odd Flight Plan over California (N802NA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Re: B738 Odd Flight Plan over California (N802NA)

But what was it doing??

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by bhxdtw
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?
Replies: 56
Views: 11583

Re: Why is DL the only US3 to operate flights to Africa?

I'm sure someone with better DL knowledge can add more to my comment but in recent history DL also had flights to Cape Town and I also believe they either flew or had the rights to fly to Cape Verde and Monrovia in Liberia. I think Monrovia was a tag on to ACC, if it operated. Actually now that I th...

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by bhxdtw
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta add daily EDI-BOS
Replies: 59
Views: 10860

Re: Delta add daily EDI-BOS

how many daily/weekly TATL flights does EDI have now? (combined, not just on DL)

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by bhxdtw
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Selfridge National Guard questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

Selfridge National Guard questions

I was driving south on M24 today and saw a Chinook fly over a little way ahead of me heading North / Northwest at a low altitude. (forgive me if this isn't the correct helicopter type but the dual rotors always make me think Chinook) I guess this must have come from Selfridge, but it got me thinking...

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