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by harleydriver
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261837

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

I worked for DL in BGR on the ramp and then as a ticket and gate agent from '93 to '99 until DL ended mainline service there. When I started it was B727's, some B737's and then all MD-88's. I used to follow what tail numbers we were expecting and thought it was cool when we could expect a brand new ...

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by harleydriver
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways continues to shrink
Replies: 18
Views: 5070

Re: Elite Airways continues to shrink

N79EA has been here at Myrtle Beach for a few months. Its now sans engines.

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by harleydriver
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1195
Views: 261837

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Airlines like World Atlantic, I wonder what the future plans are with their MD-80's?

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by harleydriver
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6505

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

A-netters know what's best for the airlines. I'm talking to you, Cape Air, for buying an airplane that isn't turbine powered and not retractable gear. Did you even think of asking us what we think???

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by harleydriver
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 71
Views: 10651

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

Ask yourself why passenger jets don't cruise a 7,000 ft. I had thought it was mainly due to drag and perhaps turbulence, but I suspect you might be referring to jet engine efficiency as well? Turbine aircraft engines are more efficient the higher you go. Just to save weight on oxygen masks wouldn't...

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by harleydriver
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.
Replies: 26
Views: 6326

Re: Mallorca aircraft collide in mid-air, killing at least seven.

Horrifying, to say the least. Deepest sympathies to all involved. All aircraft, regardless of size, should have TCAS. Seven lives is seven too many to say to quibble over costs or anything else. You say "quibble over cost" like it's something that is pocket change. That is a seriously exp...

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by harleydriver
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots of airlines only flying MAX version of the B737
Replies: 11
Views: 3598

Re: Pilots of airlines only flying MAX version of the B737

That does surprise me, to furlough MAX pilots. FI invested in their training and they risk losing those pilots to other airlines. I guess it is more expensive to pay them a salary and not fly than to retrain new pilots when the MAX can be flown again. I guess they are expecting the grounding to last...

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by harleydriver
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots of airlines only flying MAX version of the B737
Replies: 11
Views: 3598

Re: Pilots of airlines only flying MAX version of the B737

Great, thanks! I did a search and didn't see any similar threads.

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by harleydriver
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots of airlines only flying MAX version of the B737
Replies: 11
Views: 3598

Pilots of airlines only flying MAX version of the B737

What are the pilots of the B737 MAX doing for airlines that only fly the MAX version? It's easy to figure out what pilots are doing that have MAX and NG, they are just flying the NG. Airlines like Air Canada as an example, what are they doing? I imagine they don't just go back to flying what they we...

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by harleydriver
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about the final year of Eastern
Replies: 127
Views: 13996

Re: Questions about the final year of Eastern

I remember Bar Harbor flying under Eastern colors to PWM with ATR-42 and Beech 1900's. I think to BOS, but it could have been LGA or both, too. Bar Harbor fed EA at BOS, JFK, EWR and LGA. They flew ATR42s, Saab 340s, B1900Cs, B99s in EAX colors. PBA, Precision Airlines, Southern Jersey and Britt al...

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by harleydriver
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 94
Views: 9709

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

Its sad, when I was a youngster in the late 70's after the first Star Wars movie came out, I dressed as Darth Vader for Halloween and had a black mask. I will never be able to run for political office due to that unforgivable event with the travesty of Blackface. I will always regret my poor choice ...

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by harleydriver
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14893

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

If headwinds are a known issue, why aren’t aircraft taking on additional fuel? I had to drop out of dispatch school for medical issues, but headwinds should be known from charts, forecasts, PIREPS, etc., right? Marc Planes can only carry so much fuel and weight. If they could make the flight withou...

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by harleydriver
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 53
Views: 14994

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

Given that they have to fly this number of hours to dumb the fuel anyway and the aircraft wasn't really dangerous, could it be a viable choice to use the fuel to fly them to say Dubai and then let EK carry them for the rest of the journey? That would minimize the travelling time of affected passeng...

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by harleydriver
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Feeling Overwhelmed
Replies: 35
Views: 4916

Re: Feeling Overwhelmed

I would look at the military and consider the Air National Guard or Reserves. I'm not sure how far you are from McGuire AFB (now currently known as Joint Base McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst) but I did 12 years in the Guard up in my home town of Bangor, Maine and another 17 years in the Guard at McGuire. Ge...

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by harleydriver
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 53
Views: 14994

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

According to FR24, looks like its leaving the holding pattern and heading back to LHR.

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by harleydriver
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New TTN Terminal Proposal
Replies: 11
Views: 2603

Re: New TTN Terminal Proposal

I used Frontier a few times when I lived in South Jersey and thought it was a great option but that terminal definitely needs more room. A couple of times I had a flight at around the same time as other flights and the area inside security had barely enough room to stand let alone sit down. I hope t...

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by harleydriver
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?
Replies: 20
Views: 2897

Re: Where Would The A380 Be If It EIS'd As Planned?

Airbus bet on the A380 being attractive to airlines that operate out of slot controlled airports. I believe they may have sold a few more frames if it was on time but they completely misunderstood the market and paid for it. Sure, Boeing built the 747-8 but it was an upgrade to an existing airframe ...

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by harleydriver
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 21117

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

Is there an advantage to having it nose down? Probably it was just cheaper to build it this way. It will definitely not be as aerodynamic as aircraft that are parallel relative to the ground, but this deficiency is more than negligible for the speed that aircraft travel at. What does having the nos...

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by harleydriver
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/22/2018: UA Adds LAX-PRC,DEN-MMH/MRY/PRC;UA Drops EWR-MYR/SJC;OS Drops MIA;MEX Changes
Replies: 57
Views: 10284

Re: OAG Changes 7/22/2018: UA Adds LAX-PRC,DEN-MMH/MRY/PRC;UA Drops EWR-MYR/SJC;OS Drops MIA;MEX Changes

MYR-EWR makes no sense. The flight is always full! and it connects Northern NJ/New York with Myrtle Beach. This area is full of transplants from NJ, Granted MYR has seen a rapid increase in destinations. This should be working well for UA. Plus all the golf bags 6 months out of the year. I work on ...

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by harleydriver
Fri May 04, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 28
Views: 4394

Re: What's up with Spirit Airlines?

As a resident of MYR for about a year now I use them at times. The people I have seen getting upset are the people that didn't understand what they were buying for a cheap fare and think they are getting full service perks at a low price. I used them from ACY to MYR quite a bit just before I moved h...

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by harleydriver
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with cities on their name
Replies: 84
Views: 5737

Re: Airlines with cities on their name

TWA772LR wrote:
Denver Air Connection
Bar Harbor Airways


I worked for Bar Harbor from '86 to '90 in Bangor. Good times!

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by harleydriver
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Announces ALB/HPN/PHF to MYR
Replies: 16
Views: 2039

Re: Elite Announces ALB/HPN/PHF to MYR

I would love to see a MYR-PWM. I live in Myrtle Beach and I'm from Bangor, ME and have family there. I really hope that happens.

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by harleydriver
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TrentXWB reliability?
Replies: 5
Views: 2588

Re: TrentXWB reliability?

Qatar had to change out an engine in Philadelphia last week. An AN-124 flew an engine and equipment in to do the change out. I'm not sure of any other issues with the engine since service entry.

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by harleydriver
Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltia to lease 767-300ER
Replies: 67
Views: 13971

Re: Baltia to lease 767-300ER

Of course Baltia would want the B742, when they started the certification process they still had the new plane smell!

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by harleydriver
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin
Replies: 132
Views: 9441

Re: Schumer: Airlines Shouldn't Charge Extra for Overhead Bin

ULCC carriers have found a market and are doing quite well. I have flown Frontier in the past and just had my first flight on Spirit last weekend and I knew exactly what I was getting for the fare I purchased. I felt the fare was great and I knew what I would be traveling with for personal belonging...

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by harleydriver
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guam to the Mainland?
Replies: 47
Views: 9852

Re: Guam to the Mainland?

I'm aircrew in the USAF and frequent both Hickam AFB in Hawaii and Anderson AFB in Guam and we usually stay downtown in Guam when we transit there. There is definitely a difference in culture between Hawaii and Guam with Hawaii being tailored to American tourists and Guam tailored to Asian tourists....

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by harleydriver
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guam to the Mainland?
Replies: 47
Views: 9852

Re: Guam to the Mainland?

I'm aircrew in the USAF and frequent both Hickam AFB in Hawaii and Anderson AFB in Guam and we usually stay downtown in Guam when we transit there. There is definitely a difference in culture between Hawaii and Guam with Hawaii being tailored to American tourists and Guam tailored to Asian tourists....

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by harleydriver
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Joint Airport Operations Of Civil & Military Aircr
Replies: 12
Views: 2103

Re: Joint Airport Operations Of Civil & Military Aircr

It isn't that difficult. As stated, in the U.S. Air National Guard units are co-located with civilian operations. Back when Pittsburgh was a large hub for U.S. Air the KC-135's there were integrated with civilian arrivals and departures. Phoenix is the same as is Salt Lake City. Its a bit more diffi...

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by harleydriver
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 70's Planes With Major Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 11115

RE: 70's Planes With Major Airlines

There are recent photos of Peruvian Airlines flying B737-200's. Wikipedia says these were to be phased out last year and replaced by -300, -400 and -500 models but there is no update to reflect that actually happening. Of the -200's shown, I have no idea if they were 70's aircraft or later models of...

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by harleydriver
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes That Never Had A Chance.
Replies: 125
Views: 29575

RE: Planes That Never Had A Chance.

The CASA CN235 was designed as a civilian airliner and had maybe five or six airline deliveries. Its lack of success was due to only 50 passengers and a high fuel burn. I'm not sure if any of them are still flying for the airlines. It looks like the CN295 was never intended for airline use.

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by harleydriver
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IR To Resume Flights To The US
Replies: 70
Views: 18980

RE: IR To Resume Flights To The US

I don't understand why the nonstop is required. I imagine the process to get a U.S. visa for an Iranian and vise versa for an American is so difficult and time consuming that a the passenger count for a nonstop flight wouldn't be that high. There are ways to get between the two countries via <acrony...

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by harleydriver
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-777 Common Type Rating. Which Airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 7833

RE: 787-777 Common Type Rating. Which Airlines?

I was under the impression the only reason it was a common type rating was to reduce the cost of training for pilots transitioning from the B777 to the B787. It will just be familiarization training instead of a full blown new course. I didn't think any airline would have pilots actually fly both ty...

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by harleydriver
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Looking To Cuba + Merger
Replies: 32
Views: 7979

RE: Silver Looking To Cuba + Merger

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Italianflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">Italianflyer</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Kinda cool to see this again ))) <...

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by harleydriver
Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-Series Spotted At SEA
Replies: 31
Views: 10688

RE: C-Series Spotted At SEA

I was changing planes in <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> this past Saturday and was surprised to see it parked on the <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> ramp. I wouldn't have guessed it was a C-S...

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by harleydriver
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 5 Airlines With Neo & Max Both On Order
Replies: 26
Views: 10125

RE: The 5 Airlines With Neo & Max Both On Order

It was reported several months ago in Aviation Week that <acronym title="Norwegian Air Shuttle AND Air Djibouti">DY</acronym> was planning on using the B737-MAX8's for their own flying and leasing the NEO's out to other airlines. The focus of the article was that many airlines are looking to do that...

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by harleydriver
Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 To Airventure And MKE In July
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

RE: A350 To Airventure And MKE In July

Outstanding! I will be there and I will have to check it out. I love how it will be available for tours at the Boeing Plaza.

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by harleydriver
Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Government 757 Mx Problems Continue
Replies: 32
Views: 10365

RE: US Government 757 Mx Problems Continue

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RWA380" class="quote" target="_blank">RWA380</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Someone told me that those 757s have an extra ...

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by harleydriver
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten Year Old 737 To Be Parted Out
Replies: 15
Views: 16211

RE: Ten Year Old 737 To Be Parted Out

The spare parts market is huge right now. I have a subscription to Aviation Week and its a common article on how the current spare parts market is growing and the benefits of parting out young airframes. Expect this to continue for some time. The parts will be purchased by a company that stocks part...

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by harleydriver
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier TTN Thread Part 9
Replies: 53
Views: 6802

RE: Frontier TTN Thread Part 9

I will be working the Special Olympics Citation Airlift on both Saturdays. I will find out the day before what exactly I will be doing, hopefully working on the ramp. The <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> area is a pretty good size ramp and it will be for drop-offs and pick-ups only, I'...

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by harleydriver
Wed May 28, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier TTN Thread Part 9
Replies: 53
Views: 6802

RE: Frontier TTN Thread Part 9

My wife and I just flew round trip from <acronym title="Trenton - Mercer County (TTN), USA - New Jersey">TTN</acronym> to <acronym title="St Augustine - Northeast Florida Regional (UST / SGJ), USA - Florida">UST</acronym> (St Augustine,FL). Overall we were very happy with the experience and will def...

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by harleydriver
Wed May 28, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An MD-80 Type Airplane: Is It Possible Today?
Replies: 68
Views: 17786

RE: An MD-80 Type Airplane: Is It Possible Today?

I believe the future of aviation will be rear mounted engines in the 2030+ timeframe. The future of propulsion will be the open rotor when all the technologies required to keep the fans attached are figured out as there is no way to contain a separated blade. The engines could be mounted on top of t...

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by harleydriver
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Express And The ATR-42-500 And ATR-72
Replies: 20
Views: 6635

RE: Continental Express And The ATR-42-500 And ATR-72

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pwm2txlhopper" class="quote" target="_blank">pwm2txlhopper</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Continental Airl...

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by harleydriver
Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No New Cargo Narrow Body Jets? Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 8271

RE: No New Cargo Narrow Body Jets? Why?

The US Navy has the C-40A and they were the launch customer for their version of the B737-700C. Since the structural testing for the cargo version has been done, it makes sense for Boeing to offer the airframe. It just may be a while, if at all, until someone purchases the aircraft new.

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by harleydriver
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EuroAtlantic 767 Engine Surge And Continued Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 14999

RE: EuroAtlantic 767 Engine Surge And Continued Flight

If the crew followed the QRH and it said after retarding the throttle and then advancing it and if normal indications are present then continue the flight, they did correct action. It would be hard to justify dumping a large amount of fuel or performing a heavy weight landing if the QRH said to cont...

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by harleydriver
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Falls Out Of GA Plane Near MIA
Replies: 35
Views: 14769

RE: Passenger Falls Out Of GA Plane Near MIA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/soon7x7" class="quote" target="_blank">soon7x7</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>I remember that...he basically endured the...

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by harleydriver
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Falls Out Of GA Plane Near MIA
Replies: 35
Views: 14769

RE: Passenger Falls Out Of GA Plane Near MIA

I flew a C152 and a C150 for my private pilot training and on both aircraft the left door would occasionally crack open. I would look to my left clearing for traffic and in my periferal vision see daylight at the door frame. No big deal, just push against the slipstream a bit then pull the door in. ...

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by harleydriver
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France: Airbus A380 Not A Good Fit For Network
Replies: 250
Views: 60722

RE: Air France: Airbus A380 Not A Good Fit For Network

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/blueshamu330s" class="quote" target="_blank">blueshamu330s</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>The A380s have a sure and secu...

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by harleydriver
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 At DFW Sept 19
Replies: 25
Views: 10715

RE: A380 At DFW Sept 19

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/n757tw" class="quote" target="_blank">n757tw</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>I bet some are on-lookers, but why the fire ...

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by harleydriver
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 717 Ferry To VCV
Replies: 58
Views: 19145

RE: Hawaiian 717 Ferry To VCV

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BoeingMerica" class="quote" target="_blank">BoeingMerica</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Question... Why does <acronym ti...

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