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by yeelep
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12406

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

flybynight wrote:
Anyone else here in Washington have the cool Fly Washington specialty license plates? I have it on my Audi S8. So rare to see

I have it on my mk7 Golf GTI. My brother has it on his mk7 Golf R.

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by yeelep
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 27250

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I've never been able to find the AS seat maps that speak to seat width to comply with Federal rules on disclosure of info to facilitate use of infant seats. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/30/2015-24720/disclosure-of-seat-dimensions-to-facilitate-use-of-child-safety-seats-on-airpl...

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by yeelep
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 137925

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

queb wrote:
So, STA 663 is the front or rear spar?


The rear spar.

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by yeelep
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG Spoiler Settings
Replies: 20
Views: 2999

Re: 737NG Spoiler Settings

There are two types of tailskids on the NG's. The standard one that is found on 800's, 900's. And a hydraulically actuated two position tailskid, which is an optional part of the SFP package and standard on the 900ER. You can't easily distinguish between the two as the two position unit extends for ...

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by yeelep
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 5667

Re: Airliners with air stairs

Alaska Airlines has not had any 737NG with airstairs.

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by yeelep
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11378

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

One other potential reason not to fly the Airbus to ANC. AS has no company employed Airbus mechanics in the state of Alaska.

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by yeelep
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 39306

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

wedgetail737 wrote:
Lastly, I noticed AS has taken over D7, which was used by AA, NK and SY in the past.

D7 is still a common use gate. AS has taken over B9 and B11.

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by yeelep
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 139
Views: 28242

Re: AS new interior

The coach seats looked far more appealing than what AS uses on its 737's. The coach seats are the RECARO BL3530 Economy Class seat. These are the same seats as on AS 739's, UA and WS. AS 739's use RECARO BL3510 seats. For what it's worth, the 73G I rode last month has led fixtures and new bins. LED...

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by yeelep
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 187773

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

N621VA is in GSO for a C-check only.

N628VA will be the first and only Airbus with the interior mod done this year.

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by yeelep
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 4249

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

Do they have slimline seats? If not which seats do they have? They currently have B/E Aerospace Spectrum first class and B/E Aerospace Innovator 2 coach seats. Supposed to be getting an interior refurbish next year. All but one of the -700's are scheduled to be done this year. The first is undergoi...

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by yeelep
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Defueling a 737 to tank truck
Replies: 13
Views: 2584

Re: Defueling a 737 to tank truck

The plane is being fueled, the defuel valve has to be open to defueled. The controls at the fueling panel are used for pressure fueling or transferring fuel between tanks.

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by yeelep
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Water Tank Capacity / Longest Flight Route
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: A321Neo Water Tank Capacity / Longest Flight Route

737NG uses a 62.1 gallon tank with a reduced maximum capacity via standpipe. The capacities that I know of are 40,50 and 60 gallon.

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by yeelep
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question on 737NG MLG Visual Indicator
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: Question on 737NG MLG Visual Indicator

stratclub is correct, except the cable is attached to the right mlg not the left.

Nobody will be able to give you the correct p/n without the ipc effectivity code for the airplane. It will be in ipc 27-62-61. P/N will be similar to 580-250-4xx

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by yeelep
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens when a pax sitting in an overwing exit seat opens the emer. exit window while taxiing?
Replies: 22
Views: 2944

Re: What happens when a pax sitting in an overwing exit seat opens the emer. exit window while taxiing?

737-100 through -500 has a plug type door that is removed from the opening. All NG/MAX have a door that is hinged at the top and pivots outward and up. Activation of the flight interlock, on the NG/MAX, requires 3 of 4 entry/service doors closed, 1 engine running and both thrust levers above 53% or ...

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by yeelep
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Blade Inspection Results - Curious Minds Want to Know
Replies: 29
Views: 2983

Re: Blade Inspection Results - Curious Minds Want to Know

My reference is up to date. So, yes, it is valid.

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by yeelep
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Blade Inspection Results - Curious Minds Want to Know
Replies: 29
Views: 2983

Re: Blade Inspection Results - Curious Minds Want to Know

737 MM 71-00-00-800-811-F00 Table 502. Re-installation of blades in same position (example: after fan blade lube). Test: none.
If your manual requires a vibe survey. It is more restrictive than the manufacture requires.

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by yeelep
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Blade Inspection Results - Curious Minds Want to Know
Replies: 29
Views: 2983

Re: Blade Inspection Results - Curious Minds Want to Know

Are the blades exchanged in situ and then good to go or does the fan have to be rebalanced ? I can't comment specifically on the CFM...haven't worked on any in a real long time. But, generally if the moment-arm of the new blade is close enough (as defined in the AMM) to the removed blade, only a vi...

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by yeelep
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 19578

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

WIederling wrote:
No. the mechanics need extra time. :-)
( probably because of NIH syndrome and being unused to Airbus?)
Maintenance has not been integrated yet. For now, ex-VX mechanics work on Airbus and AS mechanics work on Boeing.

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by yeelep
Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare aircraft on the spot
Replies: 35
Views: 5077

Re: Spare aircraft on the spot

Once he boarded the new plane he called to say “it’s another 737-900, I got the same seat assignment, and it has a pretty sky blue ceiling, just like the other one” - if they both had Boeing sky interiors does that indicate anything? It indicates they were 2011 or newer 900ER's. Are they just simil...

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by yeelep
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 187773

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

jnev3289 wrote:
So when will the "Proudly all Boeing" stickers be removed?

I can guaranty that no "Proudly all Boeing" stickers be removed from any of Alaska's 737's.

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by yeelep
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?
Replies: 50
Views: 6058

Re: Will AS keep a VX heritage livery?

Are you allowed to disclose the tail number? I’ve been keeping an eye on the entire fleet for the past month or so and the only one that hasn’t flown in the past 7 days is 641, but 851 and 852 have been at GSO for awhile. I don't know which tail number; it was mentioned today during an employee mee...

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by yeelep
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 187773

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Anyone know when 559 (Salmon Thirty Salmon) is going to get a repaint? Probably in March during heavy check. Here is an update to jonair8. He only had a few errors and corrected them. N564AS - Mariners 40th Anniversary Those decals were removed a couple of weeks ago. It's in the new livery. I belie...

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by yeelep
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How an internal lift for freighters works?
Replies: 22
Views: 2358

Re: How an internal lift for freighters works?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_9r0BlQqI
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All you had to do was look at one of the other two videos that LCF conversions has posted to youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_9r0BlQqI

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by yeelep
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 67
Views: 11815

Re: WestJet and Sunwing 737's clip wing to tail at Toronto Pearson

Wild video. Was wondering why that APU was burning for so long then read it was a tow. I guess they could have utilized the APU fire system in the nose gear but it might take a distracted tug operator to notice that after smashing into another airplane. The APU ground panel is in the r/h main gear ...

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by yeelep
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idling engines after arriving at gate; 738
Replies: 19
Views: 3047

Re: Idling engines after arriving at gate; 738

The 737NG normal engine start limits are unlimited starts of 2 min each with 10 sec wait between starts.

The starter is supplied oil from the engine thru the accessory gearbox.

My guesstimate is 30-45 sec to start.

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by yeelep
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idling engines after arriving at gate; 738
Replies: 19
Views: 3047

Re: Idling engines after arriving at gate; 738

You guys are a ways off on the 737NG starter limits. You can run the starter for two fifteen minute periods with a minimum of two minutes between each starter operation. After that you are limited to running for five minutes with a ten minute wait time. If any starter operation times are exceeded, t...

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by yeelep
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-14 ejection seats...
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Re: F-14 ejection seats...

He's placing the safety flag in the up/locked position for the face curtain handles.

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by yeelep
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 7066

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

Did any of you actually bother to read the Compass link? "HIRING AND INFO SESSION FOR OUR BASE IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON."

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by yeelep
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM Startup on the 737: What happens if fuel is introduced too early while spooling?
Replies: 29
Views: 3493

Re: CFM Startup on the 737: What happens if fuel is introduced too early while spooling?

The start lever on the Jurassic and Classic were operating cables to the engine, as well as switches. On the NG the cables were eliminated and the start lever is connected to six switches in a brake assy. that simulates the cable operation of the earlier planes start levers. The start switch on the ...

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by yeelep
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled
Replies: 27
Views: 4533

Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

how long will n767as and n794as remain in service? 794 leaves in a few days, 767 in a few months. This video talks about how the 737-400 Combi is essential for maintaining small communities like Barrow, Alaska. Does anyone know what the plans are for bringing cargo into the community after AS retir...

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by yeelep
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled
Replies: 27
Views: 4533

Re: Final Alaska Air 737-400 Combi Flight Scheduled

Combi's:
N763AS
N764AS
N765AS
N768AS
Passenger:
N767AS
N794AS
Freighter:
N709AS Currently in Heavy maintenance, won't be leaving until early next year.

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by yeelep
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying
Replies: 141
Views: 25726

Re: FAA bars AI 126 ORD-DEL from flying

Many here have overstated the safety/importance of the TSO tag on passenger seat belts. At the (FAA regulated) airline I work for, the TSO tag is required to determine serviceability upon installation. Once in service it can be missing or illegible and not affect the serviceability of the belt.

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by yeelep
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG SFP spoiler question
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: 737NG SFP spoiler question

The spoilers are mechanically controlled, hydraulically actuated on all NG's. The SFP package adds a electrical control input to solenoid operated valves on the flight spoiler actuators that allows supplemental spoiler travel. After auto speedbrake deployment and as the aircraft decelerates through ...

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by yeelep
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: About operating drone in Florida US
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: About operating drone in Florida US

The FAA rule requiring registration of hobby drones was struck down on May 19th by a federal appeals court.

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by yeelep
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 170 at EWR 6/13 had fuel leak prior to takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 8129

Re: UA 170 at EWR 6/13 had fuel leak prior to takeoff

Guess the 737 isn't a Boeing plane then.

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by yeelep
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A330 Parked Between SEA Runways
Replies: 6
Views: 3229

Re: DL A330 Parked Between SEA Runways

Occasionally a couple of airlines park planes overnight on taxiway tango and alpha. Tonight will probably be one of them.

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by yeelep
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Functional check vs operational check.
Replies: 3
Views: 4720

Re: Functional check vs operational check.

These are Boeing definitions that can be found in the intro of the AMM. Operational test: That procedure required to ascertain only that a system or unit is operable. Functional test: That procedure required to ascertain that a system or unit is functioning in all aspects in accordance with minimum ...

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by yeelep
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets on new Alaska 737-900s
Replies: 13
Views: 4177

Re: Winglets on new Alaska 737-900s

RWA380 wrote:
Now when AS is taking delivery of each new 737-900ER, are they all coming ETOPS or is there a mixture of both certified & non-certified?

All the N2xxAK registered planes that began with the first delivery in April of this year are non-ETOPS.

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by yeelep
Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 small flap door
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: A320 small flap door

CrimsonNL wrote:
What is the reason the edges of the 737 outflow valve are jagged rather then smooth?

Martijn
To reduce aerodynamic noise.

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by yeelep
Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 small flap door
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

Re: A320 small flap door

The 737 outflow valve is on the right side
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You may MD-88's on your mind. ;)
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by yeelep
Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's this 737 thing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2430

Re: What's this 737 thing?

1. Air dampener. It covers the vent hole in the middle pane and is there to prevent fogging of the window.

2. marker to indicate the location of emergency lighting batteries. They aren't located overhead, they are behind the sidewall by your feet.

3. Yes.

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by yeelep
Sat May 14, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis
Replies: 8
Views: 6071

RE: VIDEO: 777X Autoclave To St. Louis

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

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by yeelep
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Damaged Aircraft In AUS
Replies: 34
Views: 11515

RE: Damaged Aircraft In AUS

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CALTECH" class="quote" target="_blank">CALTECH</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>And never is extra fuel put on for high wind...

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by yeelep
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US
Replies: 123
Views: 30461

RE: MRJ's Latest Problem: Getting The MRJ To The US

Am I missing something with all the Boeing is providing or assisting in the testing comments. I thought AeroTEC was the Seattle based company providing those services. <a href="http://www.aerotec.com/index.php?section=about_aerotec" target="_blank">http://www.aerotec.com/index.php?section=about_aero...

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by yeelep
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Record 1st Quarter 2016 Results
Replies: 83
Views: 9283

RE: Alaska Record 1st Quarter 2016 Results

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXtoATL" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXtoATL</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>While <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (U...

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by yeelep
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusion Over DL 739 And 739ER
Replies: 54
Views: 12193

RE: Confusion Over DL 739 And 739ER

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/United1" class="quote" target="_blank">United1</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i>lol....well there is a stick to make sure ...

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by yeelep
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are All AS Planes Going To A 3-cabin Layout
Replies: 18
Views: 6248

RE: Are All AS Planes Going To A 3-cabin Layout

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Passedv1" class="quote" target="_blank">Passedv1</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>It is felt (by whom I'm not sure-FAA?, <...

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by yeelep
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Designation For 'Convertible' And 'Mixed'
Replies: 8
Views: 3516

RE: Boeing Designation For 'Convertible' And 'Mixed'

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Loran" class="quote" target="_blank">Loran</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>And this one seems to be labelled as an 737-200/...

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