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by FI642
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Surpasses Dulles; But Look A Little Closer....
Replies: 34
Views: 9013

RE: BWI Surpasses Dulles; But Look A Little Closer....

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zippyjet" class="quote" target="_blank">zippyjet</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>El Al was doing quite well here at <acro...

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by FI642
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember What It Was Like Before Stg 3? Remember?
Replies: 49
Views: 10886

RE: Remember What It Was Like Before Stg 3? Remember?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TheRedBaron" class="quote" target="_blank">TheRedBaron</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>What the hell is it about the C5 t...

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by FI642
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Buys Promoted Tweet After BA Loses Bag
Replies: 26
Views: 12625

RE: Pax Buys Promoted Tweet After BA Loses Bag

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/srbmod" class="quote" target="_blank">srbmod</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>As the complainant launched his campaign aga...

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by FI642
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kbwi (aka WN Intl) > Kiad In 2012 Total Pax
Replies: 89
Views: 5630

RE: Kbwi (aka WN Intl) > Kiad In 2012 Total Pax

The boys at the MAA worked long and hard to get that nest egg!

WN barks - they jump...and jump high!

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by FI642
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember What It Was Like Before Stg 3? Remember?
Replies: 49
Views: 10886

RE: Remember What It Was Like Before Stg 3? Remember?

Growing up, I lived close to the end of 10/28. Straight pipe 707's, 727-21's popping and crackling as they went over, and don't forget the smoke trails. US Air had BAC-111's. I don't miss the noise, but I do miss the glamour.

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by FI642
Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's A319 Doing Touch And Go At GRK
Replies: 34
Views: 14218

RE: AA's A319 Doing Touch And Go At GRK

There was an AA319 at BWI this week as part of proving runs.

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by FI642
Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways Down To Two Passenger Airplanes?
Replies: 25
Views: 8748

RE: World Airways Down To Two Passenger Airplanes?

Yes, 273 goes back to ILFC, leaving 271 and 272.

It's a sad thing to see.

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by FI642
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS A300 Crash In Birmingham, AL. - BHM Part 2
Replies: 292
Views: 77800

RE: UPS A300 Crash In Birmingham, AL. - BHM Part 2

A while back, I was spotting with jetblast. We watched a FedEx A300 line up with 33R at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>, and then vector over to 33L shortly before landing. Crews are busy, and given the odd hours they ar...

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by FI642
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Int'l Routes That Are Underserved?
Replies: 119
Views: 21009

RE: Int'l Routes That Are Underserved?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirMailer" class="quote" target="_blank">AirMailer</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jac...

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by FI642
Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airline Credit Unions Pay For Themselves?
Replies: 29
Views: 6386

RE: Do Airline Credit Unions Pay For Themselves?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DTWPurserBoy" class="quote" target="_blank">DTWPurserBoy</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>The NWAFCU underwent a name chan...

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by FI642
Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NPR: Boeing Monitors 787 While On Air
Replies: 24
Views: 11829

RE: NPR: Boeing Monitors 787 While On Air

SR (prior to their demise) wrote an article for <acronym title="Appleton - Outagamie County Regional (ATW), USA - Wisconsin">ATW</acronym> detailing how they monitored their <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 Fleet down to items like crews "using too much reverse thrust upon landing." A...

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by FI642
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airline Credit Unions Pay For Themselves?
Replies: 29
Views: 6386

RE: Do Airline Credit Unions Pay For Themselves?

When I worked for <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, a long time ago, if you wanted direct deposit of your pay check, it was NWAFCU or nothing. Checks were sent co-mail, and on occasion didn't snow up on time, or were misrouted to another city in the system. There was even a mai...

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by FI642
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN At BWI, Terminal Question.
Replies: 5
Views: 3537

RE: WN At BWI, Terminal Question.

WN will use E gates for International Arrivals, and soon D gates, once the expansion is completed. C pier was needed to introduce Customs clear bags back into their system. There are big plans for <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</...

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by FI642
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Arab Emirates 747 At MSP
Replies: 13
Views: 13470

RE: United Arab Emirates 747 At MSP

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SiouxATC" class="quote" target="_blank">SiouxATC</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> I'd guess it brought somebody in for Mayo...

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by FI642
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Check-in: "You're At Wrong Airport"
Replies: 70
Views: 32916

RE: US Airways Check-in: "You're At Wrong Airport"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/wjcandee" class="quote" target="_blank">wjcandee</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i> Quoting brilondon (Reply 7): They suck ...

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by FI642
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing Incident Sukhoi Superjet At Keflavik
Replies: 56
Views: 36217

RE: Landing Incident Sukhoi Superjet At Keflavik

Probably cross wind testing. Boeing and Airbus both use KEF for testing. Some of the video is amazing.

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by FI642
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of An Era: AS Stops Stretcher Svc Eff 7/17
Replies: 40
Views: 8717

RE: End Of An Era: AS Stops Stretcher Svc Eff 7/17

When I worked for BW they took them. Engineering hated them. There always seemed to have been at least one seat broken in the process.

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by FI642
Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL & 787 News?
Replies: 38
Views: 10831

RE: DL & 787 News?

They will probably wait for a stretch, and for the bugs to be worked out. Richard Anderson is on his game, and is watching closely what is going on.

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by FI642
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG AGM: Walsh Calls IB Situation Critical
Replies: 206
Views: 29486

RE: IAG AGM: Walsh Calls IB Situation Critical

Should <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> not be able to stop the red ink, it's going to drag them down too. How drastic the measures will be or should be is yet to be seen. <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</acronym> may have swallowed a pois...

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by FI642
Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US GAO - AA/US Merger Is Anti-competitive
Replies: 123
Views: 16849

RE: US GAO - AA/US Merger Is Anti-competitive

Had Delta not abandoned their hub at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>, some of this would be a non-issue. This merger signals what is essentially the end of consolidation. While other mergers may occur, this may be the last one of scale. Wh...

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by FI642
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will World Airways Order Any Aircraft Soon?
Replies: 12
Views: 5841

RE: Will World Airways Order Any Aircraft Soon?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MCOflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">MCOflyer</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>The question is how long will they last ...

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by FI642
Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will World Airways Order Any Aircraft Soon?
Replies: 12
Views: 5841

RE: Will World Airways Order Any Aircraft Soon?

I agree with airtran737, keeping them as two companies right now makes sense. I believe there will be some more in house combinations where practical to drive efficiency though.

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by FI642
Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will World Airways Order Any Aircraft Soon?
Replies: 12
Views: 5841

RE: Will World Airways Order Any Aircraft Soon?

The short answer is "NO." World and their sister company North American are in a struggle for survival. The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 fleet has shrunken to a fraction of what it was. They need an efficient twin to replace them. What aircraft could that be? 777 may be to costly....

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by FI642
Mon May 20, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pest Control Issues On Commercial Flights
Replies: 1
Views: 2428

RE: Pest Control Issues On Commercial Flights

Bugs sometimes are an issue on commercial aircraft. Usually they are a stow-away in someone's carry on, and manage to stay on board for the ride. I've seen roaches, fleas, and mice on planes before. Most carriers have an exterminating service contract. They come out when an aircraft is going to over...

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by FI642
Sun May 19, 2013 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For New CX Scheme?
Replies: 57
Views: 11060

RE: Time For New CX Scheme?

Personally, I've despised the current livery from the second it was introduced. Their former livery was wonderful. Bring back the "lettuce sandwich" any time. Carriers repeatedly fail to recognize the brand they have established. <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>, <acron...

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by FI642
Thu May 09, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Kind Of Plane Is This?
Replies: 53
Views: 21779

RE: What Kind Of Plane Is This?

My absolute most unfavorite plane of all time to fly on.

Very tight, and you couldn't really sit up straight.

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by FI642
Wed May 01, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Opens New Concourse C Security & B-C Connector
Replies: 13
Views: 5232

RE: BWI Opens New Concourse C Security & B-C Connector

This allows access to C Pier, and the ability to reintroduce bags that have cleared customs
back into their system. Prepare for a growth spurt - internationally!

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by FI642
Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Air Cargo B744 Down In Bagram
Replies: 288
Views: 92808

RE: National Air Cargo B744 Down In Bagram

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NASCARAirforce" class="quote" target="_blank">NASCARAirforce</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>That eerily sounds like the ...

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by FI642
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman To Lease 772s
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

RE: Biman To Lease 772s

The end of another era. My all time favorite bird to ride is the DC-10.
She was easy to load, easy to work, and looked great.

Her flaw (if one can call it that) is high fuel burn. Even higher lease
rates will result in savings by burning significantly less fuel.

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by FI642
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Short Questionnaire About Airline Website Usage
Replies: 4
Views: 4402

RE: Short Questionnaire About Airline Website Usag

Completed! Let us know how it turns out!

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by FI642
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against US Air
Replies: 143
Views: 17877

RE: Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against US Air

When I non-rev? Suit and tie. Call me old school, but that's how I do it. I gave a friend of mine a hard to get positive space F pass I'd won. He showed up in a ratty T-shirt and cut off sweats. Obviously I not only heard about it, but got a letter from the company regarding it. (and he heard about ...

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by FI642
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EBAY/AUCTION Seat Sales
Replies: 4
Views: 4993

RE: EBAY/AUCTION Seat Sales

I took this to be a discussion about airlines selling used seats on ebay.
My bad.

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by FI642
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's New 747-8 - Same But Different
Replies: 13
Views: 19200

RE: Lufthansa's New 747-8 - Same But Different

It's a great bird. Too bad more are not being sold. My least favorite to fly on was the 300 for some
reason.

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by FI642
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Eyes Possible Deal With Eurostar
Replies: 32
Views: 11798

RE: BA Eyes Possible Deal With Eurostar

Sounds like a good idea to me. It's easy to add availability to displays, and
you get a cut of what you plate away. We used to issue MCO's for Amtrak.

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by FI642
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS 767 With Blended Winglets
Replies: 11
Views: 6795

RE: UPS 767 With Blended Winglets

There is one on the ramp at BWI today. Went up to catch the French Government A330-200, and got an
additional treat!

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by FI642
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Airlines Prefer The DC10 Over The L1011?
Replies: 54
Views: 20691

RE: Why Did Airlines Prefer The DC10 Over The L1011?

The DC-10 with it's center gear could carry more weight. To throw a wrench in the gears here, C.R. Smith wanted Douglas to adopt the DC-10 to have the <acronym title="Syrian Arab Airlines">RB</acronym>-211 engine. Imagine the results of that! Having worked both aircraft, the 10 was an easier aircraf...

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by FI642
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS 767 With Blended Winglets
Replies: 11
Views: 6795

RE: UPS 767 With Blended Winglets

UPS won't spend money making them pretty- they are all about function!

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by FI642
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearly New Aircraft Being Scrapped
Replies: 37
Views: 30400

RE: Nearly New Aircraft Being Scrapped

The A318's had/have high operating costs and many parts are the same with other members of the A320 family. The 737's are the same way. Like buying a used car, you think you're getting a deal when most of the time you are not. Readily avilable parts, at a "reduced" price. It is an instant win for th...

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by FI642
Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Letter About Hazardous Materials In My Luggage
Replies: 25
Views: 11358

RE: FAA Letter About Hazardous Materials In My Luggage

Carriers report this stuff to the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> to give the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> a hard time about some of the regulations. Don't sweat it. It's a badge of honor. YOU reported it, they didn't d...

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by FI642
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avient To Receive More MD-11(F)'s
Replies: 29
Views: 9694

Avient To Receive More MD-11(F)'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/n471wn" class="quote" target="_blank">n471wn</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>What incident was that?</i></font></td></tr>...

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by FI642
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Passes Frontier In Denver
Replies: 57
Views: 6896

RE: Southwest Passes Frontier In Denver

Why should WN buy F9? Let them continue to make losses, and shut down. Easy enough!

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by FI642
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Traffic In March 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 3925

RE: BWI Traffic In March 2013

Decreased Military traffic also did not help. Normally there are 30+ additional Military flights in March.
There were only about 7 this year. Weather didn't help either. Those couple of "we're gonna get it" storms
where everyone pulled down flying for a little rain didn't help one bit.

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by FI642
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's New Font Is A Custom Typeface
Replies: 14
Views: 8436

RE: AA's New Font Is A Custom Typeface

The custom font Braniff International used was finally auctioned off about a year ago.

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by FI642
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avient To Receive More MD-11(F)'s
Replies: 29
Views: 9694

Avient To Receive More MD-11(F)'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/SpaceshipDC10" class="quote" target="_blank">SpaceshipDC10</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>According to news from last June...

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by FI642
Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avient To Receive More MD-11(F)'s
Replies: 29
Views: 9694

Avient To Receive More MD-11(F)'s

278 was converted to a freighter once she left service with World Airways.
She was such a good bird!

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by FI642
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Passenger Flight In 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 19848

RE: DC-8 Passenger Flight In 2013

Thankfully I got to fly the DC-8 many times across the North Atlantic.

Flying through turbulence and watching the engines bob up and down.

If you can afford it, and have the time, GO!

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by FI642
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Airborne Video
Replies: 14
Views: 3931

RE: Air Malta Airborne Video

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ceo%40afg" class="quote" target="_blank">[email protected]</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Lovely livery, one thing I just can't unde...

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by FI642
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not A 747-8F With Single Deck
Replies: 38
Views: 17960

RE: Why Not A 747-8F With Single Deck

There would be no way to nose-load the aircraft. Nose loading is an essential point of the F version of the aircraft.

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by FI642
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Western Airlines Ever Order The B747-100?
Replies: 46
Views: 9175

Did Western Airlines Ever Order The B747-100?

Not to mention it was just too much plane for them. BTW, Indian Head is perhaps my favourite of the old liveries!

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by FI642
Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third Time Lucky For DL In The UK?
Replies: 179
Views: 21229

RE: Third Time Lucky For DL In The UK?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/anstar" class="quote" target="_blank">anstar</a> (<a href="#69" class="quote">Reply 69</a>):<br/><i>Quoting 1400mph (Reply 58): One thing which ...

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