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by macsog6
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 13036

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

Dare I say that Berlin (BER) might open before Denver (DEN) gets done with this "renovation". I was through there last week and it was a complete mess.

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by macsog6
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of JFK CV-240 "Caroline"
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: Fate of JFK CV-240 "Caroline"

Several years ago, I took a tour of the Garber facility and the airframe for Caroline was there at that time. The docent giving the tour indicated that NASM was unlikely to do anything with it as it was neither an especially significant airframe - the fact JFK used it did not seem to attach much dis...

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by macsog6
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7479

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

Wichita State University, in conjunction with Emery-Riddle, does an airline quality ranking that covers some carriers. They likely offer a more objective review. And in full disclosure, I was once adjunct faculty at WSU.

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by macsog6
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds New Routes
Replies: 94
Views: 16395

Re: AA Adds New Routes

I don't see DFW-HEL as a productive use of an aircraft. There is not much traffic between the two cities and not enough connections beyond HEL that make sense to DFW passengers (assuming a 1 stop journey). There is too much backtracking from HEL to European destinations. , plus LHR is better for Eur...

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by macsog6
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international
Replies: 62
Views: 9035

Re: Unconfirmed: DFW to build terminal F which’ll most likely be international

Now my biggest wish is to have direct airside walkways to terminals that are facing each other. So I won't have to cross 2 different terminals and 3-7 stops on the skylink whenever I'm connecting cross-terminal. They already have airside walkways from A to B, and C to D, where you go right over the...

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by macsog6
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 2751

Re: Most iconic livery?

QANTAS

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by macsog6
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17063

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

This makes me wonder if there is not a greater consolidation coming in our industry. Textron has Bell, Cessna and Beech under their umbrella already and Sikorsky is part of Lockheed Martin. Now that Viking has - or is becoming - de Havilland Canada, will we see the other airframers such as Gulfstrea...

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by macsog6
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5330

Re: Could Rolls-Royce plc be absorbed by Airbus in a near future ?

Not to mention the potential impact of Brexit if such a move actually occurs.

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by macsog6
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 15568

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

Pima is, at least to me, the greatest aircraft collection in the world. It is the Valhalla of aircraft, the place where the Gods go when vanquished to wait out their time till they return. Will someone please queue Ride of the Valkyrie?

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by macsog6
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How SQ handles delays.
Replies: 11
Views: 2083

Re: How SQ handles delays.

My experience with both SQ and other carriers at SIN, when I lived there, was less optimal than outlined here. SQ did do well after a fairly long delay, both other carriers were the same as most other carriers at other locations.

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by macsog6
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information
Replies: 18
Views: 2855

Re: Gatwick IT Outage: Whiteboards Used For Flight Information

Just look at your boarding pass, check your smartphone, glance at the whiteboard and carry on. Can't see that this is a crisis that it's being made into.

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by macsog6
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?
Replies: 35
Views: 3673

Re: Can a plane be maintained to fly indefinitely?

I suspect lightsaber is, when saying "The only DC-4 not destroyed in WW2 was a VIP airframe surrendered to military use, so I think the type is done." confusing the DC-4 with the DC-5. There are several DC-4's still around, but the DC-5. of which only 12 were built, fits the description mu...

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by macsog6
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?
Replies: 47
Views: 4790

Re: Where in the world can you still spot a 727 or a 737-200?

727-200 at LEX when they are racing at Keeneland. Usually one or two bringing the horses in.

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by macsog6
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA of bygone days....
Replies: 4
Views: 1504

Re: KSEA of bygone days....

In the first picture of the series, the overhead shot of the ramp, on the left side there seems to be either a C-87 or a C-119 parked there. Anyone know why a military transport would be at a civilian terminal at SEA? I know TWA used one in Europe to haul spare engines and such, but it wasn’t config...

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by macsog6
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How huge is Frankfurt airport?
Replies: 61
Views: 10910

Re: How huge is Frankfurt airport?

Wikipedia (I know, I know) says that 106 airlines fly to 275 destinations in 111 countries from FRA.

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by macsog6
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns
Replies: 57
Views: 4091

Re: Discussion thread for multi-airport cities/metropolitan areas: pros & cons, scenarios and patterns

For SFO/OAK with constraints of the bay, a sterile tunnel under the bay would be ideal, of course cost would be ridiculous, but compared to a new distant airport, probably not. It's not that far-fetched, but still unlikely to happen. Had the BART spur to OAK been built with a direct connection into...

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by macsog6
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join
Replies: 65
Views: 5852

Re: Airline Alliances that Carriers not in an Alliance Would Join

I never see PR (Philippine Airlines) as being mentioned in an alliance. Have they even been considered for one?

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by macsog6
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B
Replies: 83
Views: 10667

Re: DFW Terminal E Satelite for AA & More Intl out of B

"E Satellite might as well be Love Field" With the train shuttle at DFW, I really don't think it is as bad as trying to get to DAL, even if this was posted as some sort of hyperbole. Additionally, there are airports that are, IMHO, far more difficult to move about, including LAX and BOS. I...

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by macsog6
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with D-AIRY?
Replies: 25
Views: 4707

Re: What's up with D-AIRY?

Had it still been 1 April, I would have been suspicious of this posting! It took a minute, but I finally got it. Well done, TedToToe.

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by macsog6
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today
Replies: 42
Views: 11356

Re: DL's final 744 in its final resting place today

I recall quite clearly that day in 1969 which I first saw her lift off from Paine Field. The building was not yet fully completed even, yet she flew on that cold February day. It was a tribute to all who worked on her to make this happen and, as she evolved, she indeed became the Queen of the Skies ...

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by macsog6
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'
Replies: 108
Views: 16740

Re: Article: 'Flying the Unfriendly Skies'

I find it interesting that some people are advocating a return to governmental regulation presumably by the same government that manages certain other institutions that don't seem to very much in favor on this forum, such as TSA. Why do we think that this same set of bureaucrats that gave us TSA wil...

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by macsog6
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title
Replies: 48
Views: 4303

Re: Current Airlines with Cities in their Title

The now defunct Reno Air....

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by macsog6
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last passenger 747-200s gone
Replies: 13
Views: 5119

Re: Last passenger 747-200s gone

And as the US presidential transport, known as Air Force One when the president is a pax.

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by macsog6
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Terminal Building Still In Use?
Replies: 42
Views: 8438

Re: Oldest Terminal Building Still In Use?

Hanger One at Mines Field, now known as Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), built in 1928 is still in use as a cargo facility. While not a pax facility, it is used on a daily basis.

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by macsog6
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA996 EZE-DFW Cancelled 30 June
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: AA996 EZE-DFW Cancelled 30 June

Flight deck crew did indeed time out last night. But had the required rest time between last night and today. Why ferry with no pax if food from last night was still on the aircraft?

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by macsog6
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA996 EZE-DFW Cancelled 30 June
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

AA996 EZE-DFW Cancelled 30 June

Last night, 30 June, AA996, EZE-DFW, was delayed after boarding and push back. We were disembarked and told the flight would leave this morning. Upon arrival this morning at EZE, we were then told the flight was cancelled. Anyone know why this was cancelled? Also, the aircraft is being flown back no...

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by macsog6
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nevada aviation thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1445

Re: Nevada aviation thread

Thomas Cook dropped the RNO route. Rumor here was that the lack of international gates doomed the deal. Right now, international flights park by the freight area and immigration is handled in a rather small portable building located on the ramp. It is used by Volaris. With all the money the airport ...

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by macsog6
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could SQ Reinstate SIN-LAX Nonstop With A380's?
Replies: 17
Views: 6458

RE: Could SQ Reinstate SIN-LAX Nonstop With A380's?

As one who flew <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> several times when they were using the A340, they were seldom full -...

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by macsog6
Wed May 25, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Family Variants & Different Landing Gear
Replies: 36
Views: 5328

RE: Aircraft Family Variants & Different Landing Gear

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Francoflier" class="quote" target="_blank">Francoflier</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>The B-36, for instance, started out ...

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by macsog6
Wed May 25, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX Changes
Replies: 47
Views: 15460

RE: AA LAX Changes

I came through <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> late last week and, while these changes are largely welcomed, the implementation of them seems to be rather poorly done. I was connecting ...

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by macsog6
Fri May 13, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FHI Fuji Heavy Industries Renamed To Subaru Corp.
Replies: 20
Views: 3434

RE: FHI Fuji Heavy Industries Renamed To Subaru Corp.

Given the recall of the new Subaru automobiles, maybe they should have renamed Subaru something like Fuji Auto.

Fuji has built several aircraft under license as well as a few designs of their own.

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by macsog6
Tue May 03, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Announces ATL-RNO Service
Replies: 21
Views: 6882

RE: Delta Announces ATL-RNO Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Freshside3" class="quote" target="_blank">Freshside3</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Let's not forget that Thomas Cook had ...

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by macsog6
Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To The Cargo 747's Abandoned At KUL?
Replies: 2
Views: 2149

RE: What Happened To The Cargo 747's Abandoned At KUL?

I was in KUL last week and they were still sitting where they were sitting a year or more ago. They might have been moved and reparked in the exact same spot, but that would be quite odd.

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by macsog6
Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes That Never Had A Chance.
Replies: 125
Views: 29107

RE: Planes That Never Had A Chance.

McDonnell 119/220 business jet. Looked like a mini-DC-8 with four engines. Lat I heard it was in storage in El Paso somewhere.

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by macsog6
Tue Dec 15, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Plane Plummets 32,000 Feet In Minutes."
Replies: 17
Views: 20602

RE: "Plane Plummets 32,000 Feet In Minutes."

I thought that was called landing. Yes, must be a REALLY slow news day.

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by macsog6
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 18744

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

Boeing 377 at AA's old AOA subsidiary, 1949-1950. Two years plus a few months.

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by macsog6
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Airlines Change Their Paint Schemes,
Replies: 44
Views: 7538

RE: Why Do Airlines Change Their Paint Schemes,

I was once told, many years ago, by a very senior airline executive, who still lives so I won't use his name, that when things were going poorly and you wanted to distract people from such matters, change the livery. Obviously in the case of mergers, aircraft get repainted, but his point was that no...

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by macsog6
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Active Boeing /Douglas/Airbus Jets?
Replies: 69
Views: 15803

RE: Oldest Active Boeing /Douglas/Airbus Jets?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B777LRF" class="quote" target="_blank">B777LRF</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Probably the B-52 or <acronym title="Carpati...

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by macsog6
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces New SNA-STS, RNO Service
Replies: 61
Views: 8961

RE: AS Announces New SNA-STS, RNO Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BoeingGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">BoeingGuy</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>I'm not sure I get that. It's like say...

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by macsog6
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces New SNA-STS, RNO Service
Replies: 61
Views: 8961

RE: AS Announces New SNA-STS, RNO Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Freshside3" class="quote" target="_blank">Freshside3</a> (<a href="#45" class="quote">Reply 45</a>):<br/><i>The one advantage with <acronym titl...

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by macsog6
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Restart LHR-INV
Replies: 19
Views: 10250

RE: BA Restart LHR-INV

American tourists will love this as <acronym title="Inverness - Dalcross (INV / EGPE), United Kingdom">INV</acronym> is the gateway to Inverness and the Highlands. The golf courses in and near <acronym title="Inverness - Dalcross (INV / EGPE), United Kingdom">INV</acronym> will benefit ~ I know they...

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by macsog6
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces New SNA-STS, RNO Service
Replies: 61
Views: 8961

RE: AS Announces New SNA-STS, RNO Service

As one who flies a great deal from <acronym title="Reno / Tahoe - International (Cannon) (RNO / KRNO), USA - Nevada">RNO</acronym>, adding both <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym> and <acronym title="Boise - Air Terminal / Gowen Field ...

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by macsog6
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monty Python's Flying Circus Aka BER
Replies: 30
Views: 9138

RE: Monty Python's Flying Circus Aka BER

But should it not be ~ "Monty Python's Non-Flying Circus"?   

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by macsog6
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Airlines Want More EWR, LGA, JFK
Replies: 149
Views: 12998

RE: Small Airlines Want More EWR, LGA, JFK

It's not socialism. Go look at the economic definition. What is is, however, is the introduction of regulation back into the air carrier market. Simply a system of who gets to fly from here to there and when they get to do so. It would be the first step, IMHO, of re-regulating the market which would...

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by macsog6
Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX CEO Says Its Time For SFO To Grow
Replies: 53
Views: 12060

RE: VX CEO Says Its Time For SFO To Grow

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thekorean" class="quote" target="_blank">thekorean</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Oh, there's s...

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by macsog6
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Offers Playing Cards?
Replies: 31
Views: 8872

RE: Which Airline Offers Playing Cards?

I have a deck of TWA branded cards, still sealed by "U.S. Playing Card Company" which bears a 727-200 (I think) on the box. I must have gotten them along the way as I flew TWA a good bit, but only found them about a year ago.

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by macsog6
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines That Did Not Order Lockheed Electra
Replies: 24
Views: 3695

RE: US Airlines That Did Not Order Lockheed Electra

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BoeingGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">BoeingGuy</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Air Tahoe and Reno Air later flew in t...

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by macsog6
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deadliest Aircraft Type(s)
Replies: 129
Views: 23351

RE: Deadliest Aircraft Type(s)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AviationAddict" class="quote" target="_blank">AviationAddict</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>2. What aircraft type h...

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by macsog6
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS - Which Cities Next
Replies: 100
Views: 10489

RE: AS - Which Cities Next

While it is highly unlikely, I'd love to see <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> put a Dash 8 on <acronym title="Reno / Tahoe - International (Cannon) (RNO / KRNO), USA - Nevada">RNO</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>...

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by macsog6
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravan Damaged At ORD
Replies: 8
Views: 6267

RE: Caravan Damaged At ORD

I was in <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> when this storm hit about 1500 Local. I was quite impressive with very high winds and significant hail, but was thankfully short in du...

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