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by Archer
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 7378

Re: Delta MD-88s as of Summer 2019

I'm pretty sure they still serve Albany, NY (ALB). Certainly have seen them fly by my house, recently, landing on RWY 28.

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by Archer
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 19163

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

Well, one advantage (or disadvantage) of being old: my first ride was in a Pan American 100 (N755PA) operated by Delta from Atlanta to Orlando on Septeember 18, 1971. Many since and most recently on November 3, 2018 from LHR to ORD on BA obviously. First was to ride on a 747 and most recent trip was...

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by Archer
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18962

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

Guess I hit the submit button twice.

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by Archer
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18962

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

Good Morning. Great discussion. Not able to read all but at 76 I remember some things from 1958 and '59. Back then American's slogan was "America's Leading Airline". If you are the leader then you go first, obviously. Therefore, no decision as to what to do. 707 ready, buy 707. DC-8 late, ...

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by Archer
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18962

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

Good Morning. Great discussion. Not able to read all but at 76 I remember some things from 1958 and '59. Back then American's slogan was "America's Leading Airline". If you are the leader then you go first, obviously. Therefore, no decision as to what to do. 707 ready, buy 707. DC-8 late, ...

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by Archer
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5694

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

The F-100's were really nice planes. Extremely quiet - I lived near the Albany Airport (ALB) and observed them for quite a few years. I flew in several and was sad when AA decided to sell them. They had 2x3 seating which is great - if you are in the 2 side. Glass cockpit (very advanced at the time t...

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by Archer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: John Wegg RIP
Replies: 7
Views: 3018

Re: John Wegg RIP

So sorry to hear John Wegg has "gone West". I was an early subscriber to Airliners and then Airways so long ago. Probably still have most of those issues. Only last week, reading the March issue, did I learn of John's passing. One of my fondest memories and trips was the DC-3 tour of New Z...

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by Archer
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Which Almost Bankrupted Manufacturers
Replies: 45
Views: 9586

Re: Airliners Which Almost Bankrupted Manufacturers

How about DeHavilland with the Comet? Vickers and the Vanguard. I'm not sure what happened with Martin after the 404.
These may not answer the question exactly.

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by Archer
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers flying the same route for a a decade or more
Replies: 42
Views: 4192

Re: Flight Numbers flying the same route for a a decade or more

Concerning EA 553 that I just posted. I remembered the only time I was on 553 didn't work out very well. I noticed as we boarded using the plane's stairs that fuel was running, not dripping !,from beneath the 727's middle engine.Eventually they cancelled the flight (I wonder why !) The flight attend...

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by Archer
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers flying the same route for a a decade or more
Replies: 42
Views: 4192

Re: Flight Numbers flying the same route for a a decade or more

Eastern Airlines ran flight 553 from Albany to Atlanta every day for as long as they served that route.

It ended with their bankruptcy.
The non-stop departed around 8 AM.

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by Archer
Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capital Airlines Fleet With United Merger
Replies: 20
Views: 5598

RE: Capital Airlines Fleet With United Merger

My first jet ride was on a Capitol DC-8 fanjet. Courtesy of the US Army from Philadelphia to Augusta
Georgia.
N4904C on 11/1/64. Saw it again in June or July of 1966 at Frankfurt.

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by Archer
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2
Replies: 248
Views: 62916

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 2

Haven't had time to completely read all posts but if it's true the previous airliner
did 2 or 3 approaches and diverted - obviously the weather was not good at all.
A clue?

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by Archer
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Core Truths Of A-Net
Replies: 340
Views: 29493

RE: The Core Truths Of A-Net

AA Convair 240's will be coming back. We need to hear their sound again!
The big windows are wonderful.

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by Archer
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did AA Get F100's?
Replies: 66
Views: 16474

RE: Why Did AA Get F100's?

UPNYGuy said 737's from <acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA - New York">ALB</acronym> to <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>. I didn't think <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> had 737's at...

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by Archer
Tue May 26, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Much Longer Will AAdvantage Hold Out?
Replies: 66
Views: 9813

RE: How Much Longer Will AAdvantage Hold Out?

I'm ;not sure if quite relevant, but in late December we flew Qantas from Honolulu to Sydney. It is a 5,000 mile flight but Qantas (can't remember their code) gave us only 2,500 for the trip. Returning the same route on subsidary JetStar - the same 5,000 miles - we received NO MILES! I'm Gold on US....

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by Archer
Sat May 23, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 321 LAX-HNL/OGG/LIH/KOA
Replies: 139
Views: 24065

AA 321 LAX-HNL/OGG/LIH/KOA

I agree with HALFA, reply #9
330's are the best - well except for 767's!

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by Archer
Sat May 09, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Plane Down At PDK Near ATL
Replies: 22
Views: 7167

RE: Small Plane Down At PDK Near ATL

Complex aircraft includes variable pitch propeller, also. Not just retractable. Might even be above 200 horse
power. Been a long time since my early flying days.

Unlikely the fuel. I think we've gotten past the fuel type mix ups.
PA 32 does not look like a jet powered plane, I'd say.

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by Archer
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?
Replies: 177
Views: 31567

RE: The New American Airlines Paint Is Wrong?

I know this is not another debate about the livery per se but I agree with so many who really dislike it.
I have tried to like it and have accepted it bu lit it looks cheezy at best.

It's unlikely an artist designed it. Terrible idea, no matter what.

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by Archer
Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Last DC-6 Flight 1966
Replies: 21
Views: 7829

RE: American Airlines Last DC-6 Flight 1966

My last <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> DC-6 ride was in N90726 on 9/3/64. I have it listed as a DC-6 and even then I knew the "B" had the two windows ahead of the wing. It was from Albany to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA ...

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by Archer
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Hong Kong Launch
Replies: 80
Views: 12208

RE: Jetstar Hong Kong Launch

Thanks to Best Western
I didn't know what you said about codeshare flights. It was a code share on qantas as QF 283 but not US although I bought it on a Qantas ticket.
Looks like they won't give me any miles.

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by Archer
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Hong Kong Launch
Replies: 80
Views: 12208

RE: Jetstar Hong Kong Launch

I'm not sure it is relevant but my wife and I flew JetStar from Sydney to Honolulu last month. The ticket had us on Qantas <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acron...

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by Archer
Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex US Air 767 Going Away
Replies: 66
Views: 14940

RE: Ex US Air 767 Going Away

My wife and I flew in N251AY from <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> to <acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym> in October. Sure, the IFE is old but I'd take a 767 anytime over a 757. Reason - seating. 2X3X2...

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by Archer
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Will Unveil A 'brand Refresh' In Nov
Replies: 71
Views: 23484

RE: CX Will Unveil A 'brand Refresh' In Nov

To me their livery is one of the least attractive of ALL the world's airlines. Just sayin....

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by Archer
Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Been On An Aircraft That's Gone Down?
Replies: 164
Views: 24865

RE: Have You Been On An Aircraft That's Gone Down?

I flew in Eastern Electra N5533 about three months before it was lost at Logan. Also an Eastern Connie that collided with a TWA 707 near New York. The 707 landed safely but the Connie crash landed with the loss of 4 people. Not sure of others. A Cherokee I flew in a club was lost a few years after c...

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by Archer
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last US 734 Flight Today 8/18
Replies: 27
Views: 5845

RE: Last US 734 Flight Today 8/18

Amen to that. It has served so well. Hopefully we will get a report - especially the ship number. In a thread recently I wrote of a picture of N434US in my office since 1992. Finally, on June 6th rode in that plane. Changed my destination from <acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / K...

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by Archer
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Best 2014 Airline Liveries Announced
Replies: 53
Views: 16849

RE: World's Best 2014 Airline Liveries Announced

Hawaiian is very nice. No problem with it winning. So many are really great. Alaska is fine, United would be good with a better font. LanChile or is it just LAN is very attractive. Since I fly US a lot - their's is simple but very good. Delta should have a more specific tail. JetBlue is excellent. S...

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by Archer
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changing Attitude On Window Shades?
Replies: 43
Views: 8186

RE: Changing Attitude On Window Shades?

I believe Republic requires them to be open on T/O and landing. It makes me laugh when people say there is nothing to see. I flew <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California...

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by Archer
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final US Airways 737-400 Flights Announced
Replies: 28
Views: 11845

RE: Final US Airways 737-400 Flights Announced

Since 1992 I have had 2 pictures of N434US on the wall near my desk. For all the years they have been in service I had never flown in 434. (I have kept tail numbers for all my flights for 55 years.) In June I flew to <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolin...

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by Archer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Do The Post Cards Not Work Correctly?
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Why Do The Post Cards Not Work Correctly?

For a long time I have been unable to get the words I type to show up and be sent with the post card feature.
Recently my wife said she received the card but it said nothing.
Also, if it says default image it does not work but it has been that way a long time.
Thanks.

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by Archer
Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unusual Jumbo Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 17840

RE: Unusual Jumbo Landing

I believe it was one of the TRUNK Lines?

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by Archer
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots
Replies: 156
Views: 43530

RE: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots

Answering Viscount 724
You are right. I was thinking DC-10.
There was a 500 version of the 1011. Maybe that's what I was thinking of.

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by Archer
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots
Replies: 156
Views: 43530

RE: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots

The 1011 International version probably could do California to Asia. It had the 3rd landing gear so you could always tell
it was international. Not sure if it could do that far.

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by Archer
Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busted!: The Truth Behind The New AA Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 37629

RE: Busted!: The Truth Behind The New AA Livery

I agree with Spree34.
My first thought when I saw it was "garrish" if that's the way to spell it.
Too freaky to me.

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by Archer
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 744 Retired With Over 120.000 Hours
Replies: 140
Views: 38226

RE: LH 744 Retired With Over 120.000 Hours

Just a note to see how amazing this is - I believe there are 8,765 hours in a year (calculator not nearby).

Divide that into the 120,000 and that means this airliner flew time equal to January 1st thru December 31st for. what
was said above, 13 years plus!!! How many gallons of fuel?

Wow!

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by Archer
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of Domestic IFE In An AA/US Merger
Replies: 35
Views: 7962

RE: Fate Of Domestic IFE In An AA/US Merger

I bring my own moving map. I have an aviation GPS and use it regularly.
Of course, you might want to be sitting in a window seat!!
Only once, on a UA 175 did a flight attendant ask me to put it away. I fly
US, mostly. Made Gold this year.

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by Archer
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monumental Day In DL's History
Replies: 46
Views: 12923

RE: Monumental Day In DL's History

I flew in her from ATL to New Orleans, on May 4, 2003.
I don't think it occurred to me at the time that it was the plane the
employees had given Delta.

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by Archer
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heavily Dated Aircraft Liveries
Replies: 32
Views: 13781

RE: Heavily Dated Aircraft Liveries

Cathay Pacific is, simply, awful.
Probably the worst of any.

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by Archer
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Airlines Provide Aircraft Type?
Replies: 42
Views: 13152

RE: Why Do Airlines Provide Aircraft Type?

I didn't see anyone mention the great advantage (to me) of the 767 and 330. They both have 2 seats
on the window so if you are traveling with spouse or not it just seems to me much better to cross over
one person instead of two.

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by Archer
Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Older Planes : Are These Planes Safe Enough?
Replies: 59
Views: 17719

RE: AA Older Planes : Are These Planes Safe Enough?

AA191 had the engine break off. Not pilot error. You could say maintenance error but Continental did the same technique. They saved a lot of time doing it this way but it damaged the supports which they were unaware of. No way pilot error. He lost all electrical indications so did not know slats ret...

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by Archer
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cirrus Not Liable To Crashed Pilot's Family
Replies: 145
Views: 16129

RE: Cirrus Not Liable To Crashed Pilot's Family

Cirrus planes do have a parachute.

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by Archer
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Never Found Wreckages
Replies: 68
Views: 28181

RE: Never Found Wreckages

I saw PAA mentioned. Did we remember the Stratocruiser in the 1950's that just disappeared between <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA...

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by Archer
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Never Found Wreckages
Replies: 68
Views: 28181

RE: Never Found Wreckages

In New Zealand a Dragon Rapide disappeared near or in Cook Sound I believe. A flight with a honeymoon
couple and the pilot. No trace was ever found. I don't remember what year but 1950's? Not an airline flight
but it was a commercial sightseeing trip.

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by Archer
Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Still At VCV. Why?
Replies: 92
Views: 35930

RE: Delta's Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Still At VCV. Why?

I rode the last commercial trip. It was <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>. My trip was to Orlando and I stayed ...

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by Archer
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Begins B737-800 Flights April 11
Replies: 77
Views: 15079

Southwest Begins B737-800 Flights April 11

Article in Albany Times Union about 2 weeks ago stated ALB will be having an 800 in August.
One of the Florida non-stops - don't remember which one.
COOL!

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by Archer
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lessors Want Airbus & Boeing To "slow Down"
Replies: 22
Views: 16993

RE: Lessors Want Airbus & Boeing To "slow Down"

My concern is the usual "cycle" of the airline business. Fuel prices increasing, fares increasing, economy questionable (worldwide), will passengers keep coming? When they don't airlines lose money, some fail, orders get cancelled. Some shaky airlines have really large orders and really small wallet...

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by Archer
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Battleship Gray Is Now History (on Mainline)
Replies: 54
Views: 17369

RE: UA Battleship Gray Is Now History (on Mainline)

What is the tail number?

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by Archer
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Hours For Kingfisher?
Replies: 174
Views: 49661

RE: Final Hours For Kingfisher?

How many and what type aircraft do they have on order?

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by Archer
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not A Good Week For Westbound TATL 757's Part 1
Replies: 308
Views: 34118

Not A Good Week For Westbound TATL 757's Part 1

I flew <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> to Shannon and back from <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> in November. I don't really see a lot of difference in the coach product. 757 seems as comfortable as any other. <acronym title="Contin...

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by Archer
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Engine Scrape @ JFK 12/27?
Replies: 12
Views: 14280

RE: KLM Engine Scrape @ JFK 12/27?

On a crosswind landing, you lower the upwind wing and keep the plane pointed down
the runway with the rudder.
On 4 engine jets you have to be careful of the outboard engine.
This is from the owner of a Cherokee but the principle is the same.

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by Archer
Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many MD-80's did US own?
Replies: 40
Views: 8820

RE: How Many MD-80's Did US Own?

They served Albany NY for some time.
Forget where they flew to but certainly PHL.

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