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by Tarantine
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707-320B vs. Airbus 321LR: an unfair comparison.
Replies: 34
Views: 4404

Re: Boeing 707-320B vs. Airbus 321LR: an unfair comparison.

"In 1969 we went to the moon... now we can’t yes things have slowed down.."

We (the USA) can't even (right now) put a man in orbit either.

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by Tarantine
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cold weather operations.
Replies: 9
Views: 1241

Re: Cold weather operations.

Cold weather operations for turbine engines is really no issue at all but with the old reciprocating engines, it was a major challenge, especially below zero degrees Fahrenheit.

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by Tarantine
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 287
Views: 73098

Re: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread

Wow, thanks for the detailed list!!

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by Tarantine
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narrowbody flying transpacific?
Replies: 22
Views: 7825

Re: Narrowbody flying transpacific?

I will make sure my tran-paciific flights are never on a narrow body!

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by Tarantine
Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motor Oil Prices Are WAY Too High!
Replies: 2
Views: 4780

Motor Oil Prices Are WAY Too High!

Very annoyed that the price of motor oil is still the same as it was in late summer when crude oil was going for $145/bbl. Then in August I paid $2.88 for a qt. of pennzoil 10W-30. Now crude is going for aroung $46/bbl. and the motor is still $2.88 a qt. at walmart. Heck, I used to buy the walmart s...

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by Tarantine
Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?
Replies: 35
Views: 8092

RE: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?

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by Tarantine
Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?
Replies: 35
Views: 8092

RE: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?

Hello, Actually I should have made my question a little clearer. Why is the DC-8-63 supposedly noisier than a DC-8-61, DC-8-62, DC-8-50 or the 707-320 series. All of these aircraft had the same JT3D-3 powerplants. I know that most DC-8-63 was equipped with the JT3D-7s but surely they were not any no...

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by Tarantine
Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?
Replies: 35
Views: 8092

DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?

Hello, I have been reading a few books on first generation jetliners and I read over and over how the DC-8-63 was the noisiest airliner of them all (except maybe the DC-8 series 10 or the 707-100 series with the water injected JT3Cs). What made the 63 series so much louder than the -62, -61 or the o...

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by Tarantine
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Are All Of Dr. Smiths Insults Of The Robot
Replies: 8
Views: 25431

RE: Here Are All Of Dr. Smiths Insults Of The Robot

Actually the first post had the names messed up. Here is a revised listing: Adlepated Armor Bearer Aluminum Canary Animated Weather Station Arrogant Automation As Protective as a Leaky Umbrella Astigmatic Automaton Automated Oaf Babbling Birdbrain Babbling Bumpkin Bellicose Bumpkin Big Mouth Blither...

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by Tarantine
Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Are All Of Dr. Smiths Insults Of The Robot
Replies: 8
Views: 25431

Here Are All Of Dr. Smiths Insults Of The Robot

I am a fan of the 1960s TV show lost in space. Here are all the names that Dr. Smith called the robot: dlepated Amateur Adlepated Armor Bearer Aluminum Canary Animated Weather Station Arrogant Automation As Protective as a Leaky Umbrella Astigmatic Automaton Automated Oaf Babbling Birdbrain Babbling...

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by Tarantine
Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-1B Vs KC-135A Which Was Louder
Replies: 34
Views: 6233

RE: B-1B Vs KC-135A Which Was Louder

What about the B-52G? It had eight noisy water injected J-57s, the KC-135A only had four!

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by Tarantine
Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Which One Is Louder SR-71, B-1B, F-15 Or F-22a
Replies: 34
Views: 25586

RE: Which One Is Louder SR-71, B-1B, F-15 Or F-22a

Off orig. topic: Interesting info about the <acronym title="Hispania (Spain)">XF</acronym>-84H There was another problem with the <acronym title="Hispania (Spain)">XF</acronym>-84H. Even at idle, the outer tips of the small propeller were traveling faster than the speed of sound, so they made a horr...

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by Tarantine
Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Which One Is Louder SR-71, B-1B, F-15 Or F-22a
Replies: 34
Views: 25586

RE: Which One Is Louder SR-71, B-1B, F-15 Or F-22a

Actually the loudest ever probably would be the XB-70 for a jet engined AC. I have read that the XF-84H was so loud that people close to it including the pilot would get sick and vomit.

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by Tarantine
Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM Rolls Out Chevrolet Camaro Concept
Replies: 69
Views: 4184

RE: GM Rolls Out Chevrolet Camaro Concept

Looks okay but will it be the usual <acronym title="Air Slovakia">GM</acronym> car if produced; 1950s vintage small block <acronym title="ATRAN Aviatrans Cargo Airlines (Russian Federation)">V8</acronym> powerplant and a $40,000+ price tag? At least the new Mustang is available with a modern <acrony...

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by Tarantine
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can An Airliner Stop By Only Using Reverse Thrust?
Replies: 35
Views: 18867

Can An Airliner Stop By Only Using Reverse Thrust?

I have noticed more and more that is seems like reverse thrust is not being used when landing. I guess that it is cheaper to use brakes only. Now I have a couple of questions. 1. Can thrust reversing stop an airplane without applying the brakes? 2. How does an aircraft stop on a snowy or icy runway ...

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by Tarantine
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B744 Maximum Payload?
Replies: 3
Views: 2767

RE: B744 Maximum Payload?

From Boeing:

This is for the 747-400F (freighter)

Maximum Payload:
248,300 lbs (112,630 kg)
Optional 273,300 lbs (123,970 kg) available with maximum takeoff-weight limitation

[Edited 2005-12-15 18:02:53]

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by Tarantine
Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did The MD-87 And MD-90 Fail?
Replies: 26
Views: 10383

RE: Why Did The MD-87 And MD-90 Fail?

Mainly the reason that the MD-90 including the MD-95 (717)"failed" was because Boeing bought McDonnell Douglas in 1997 and did not want it to compete with the 737 line.

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by Tarantine
Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JT-8D For Supersonic Business Jet!
Replies: 29
Views: 5093

RE: JT-8D For Supersonic Business Jet!

The Mach 2+ Saab JA 37 Viggen used a modified JT8D turbofan that produced around 26,000lbs st. with afterburning.

[Edited 2005-11-23 17:22:08]

[Edited 2005-11-23 17:22:49]

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by Tarantine
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul Pilot Dies Of DVT
Replies: 18
Views: 6769

RE: Long Haul Pilot Dies Of DVT

DVTs can be caused by dehydration too. Most people that fly do not drink much water and thus become dehydrated, also the air in the cabin is very dry. I have had a <acronym title="Phoenix - Deer Valley (Municipal) (DVT), USA - Arizona">DVT</acronym> in my leg and my doctor made it very clear that I ...

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by Tarantine
Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair B-36J Engines
Replies: 47
Views: 15026

RE: Convair B-36J Engines

The four jet engines usually were only used for takeoff and to achive the fastest top speeds. When the jets were not in use an aerodynamic cover would close off most of the engine openings. Also, the jets burned the same gasoline as the piston engines. In short, the only reason it had the 4 jets was...

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by Tarantine
Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135A, A Couple Of Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 6711

RE: KC-135A, A Couple Of Questions

So the KC-135R with the CFM56 engine has no thrust reversers?

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by Tarantine
Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135A, A Couple Of Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 6711

KC-135A, A Couple Of Questions

I have noticed that the J-57 engines on the orig. <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135A do not appear to have turbo-compressors for cabin pressurization like the old JT3Cs which were used on early 707s. Where the -135A not pressurized? Also, did the <acronym title="Car...

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by Tarantine
Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets For Airtran!
Replies: 29
Views: 4233

RE: Winglets For Airtran!

$50,000 per plane and three days downtime. Why didn't boeing just put them on before delivery?  Yeah sure

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by Tarantine
Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-bypass Jets - MD-80/90
Replies: 13
Views: 4958

RE: Low-bypass Jets - MD-80/90

Back in the 1980s Delta was going to buy 737s instead of the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-88s, but they purchased the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-88 with the idea of possibility replacing the JT8Ds with the "propfans" if fuel prices rose high enough (like now). Maybe...

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by Tarantine
Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Discovery Foam Problem Linked To EPA.
Replies: 17
Views: 3530

RE: Discovery Foam Problem Linked To EPA.

I guess that this would expain why the foam breaking off seems like a "new" problem. How many missions did NASA have before the foam problem caused this much trouble. About 112 missions other than the two shuttle disasters, I can't recall much trouble with foam hitting the tiles till recently.

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by Tarantine
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last Usaf F-16 Delivered
Replies: 10
Views: 4793

RE: Last Usaf F-16 Delivered

This is from the Airforce link page. “Although this is the last new F-16 expected to be produced for the (Air Force), the F-16 Systems Group continues to technically transform the existing fleet of more than 1,300 jets, enabling evolutionary weapons delivery capabilities through 2025 and making poss...

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by Tarantine
Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?
Replies: 124
Views: 13472

RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

I am not a mechanic, but if I were my favorite "tool" would be the time clock, clocking out for the day  Smile

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by Tarantine
Fri Feb 11, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sound Suppressors On PW JT3's & JT4's
Replies: 9
Views: 8366

RE: Sound Suppressors On PW JT3's & JT4's

Does anyone know what materials these suppressors were made from and how much they weighed?

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by Tarantine
Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Products Cover Every Niche
Replies: 23
Views: 2105

RE: Airbus Products Cover Every Niche

It's obvious that Airbus has their act together! I only hope that Boeing is paying attention now.

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by Tarantine
Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-29 Remote Control Turrets
Replies: 4
Views: 9100

RE: B-29 Remote Control Turrets

This may help: Defensive Guns Directed by Electronic Computers Fully armed B-29 versions featured five gun turrets -- upper forward and aft, lower forward and aft, and a manned tail turret. Each turret mounted two guns, except for the upper forward, which had four. All turrets were electrically powe...

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by Tarantine
Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Just Curious? C-5 Replacement, When?
Replies: 15
Views: 3504

RE: Just Curious? C-5 Replacement, When?

Is the C5 being updated with CF6-80s?

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by Tarantine
Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Rollout (Pic)
Replies: 169
Views: 25753

RE: A380 Rollout (Pic)

One word: UGH! I'll never see it at ATL anyways.

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by Tarantine
Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: North American F-108
Replies: 18
Views: 5084

RE: North American F-108

I believe that the F-108 was to be a super interceptor (mach 3). It was to escort the XB-70. It had the same J-93 turbojets as the XB-70 too.

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by Tarantine
Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite Aircraft Sound?
Replies: 123
Views: 16522

RE: Your Favourite Aircraft Sound?

Low level pass of a B-1B bomber at max afterburning flying right over your head. Wish I could have heard the following though:

1. B-58 Hustler
2. B-52G
3. CV-880

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by Tarantine
Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Freighters Still In Use
Replies: 38
Views: 7571

RE: DC-8 Freighters Still In Use

Does anyone have a list how many DC-8s the following cargo carriers have in use?

UPS
Airborne
DHL


Thanks.

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by Tarantine
Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Freighters Still In Use
Replies: 38
Views: 7571

DC-8 Freighters Still In Use

I am trying to find out how many freight carriers are still using DC-8s. Not finding much info on the web either. I know that UPS, Airborne and others still use them. I was mainly curious who was still using the -50 or -60 series aircraft. Any input would be appreciated.

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by Tarantine
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 2005 Thunderbird Schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 3618

RE: 2005 Thunderbird Schedule

A little off topic but, Robins AFB is Warner Robins Ga. used to have a good airshow each fall, anyone know why they stopped airshows?

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by Tarantine
Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbofans Vs Turbojets
Replies: 15
Views: 41066

RE: Turbofans Vs Turbojets

Also, a fanjet makes much less noise than a turbojet; this was a BIG deal in the early 1960s, probably more so than fuel efficiency.

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by Tarantine
Wed Dec 15, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O'Hare Remains World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 45
Views: 6118

RE: O'Hare Remains World's Busiest Airport

How come ATL carries more people but with less aircraft? Are the planes bigger or just filled with more pax?

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by Tarantine
Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 Airframe Life
Replies: 20
Views: 6879

B-52 Airframe Life

I have read that the B-52 will possibly fly for another 30yrs or so. I was wondering how much airframe life is left in the 52. I thought boeing designed the plane for approx 10,000hrs (unsure of the cycle life). Anyone know how many sorties a B-52 accumulates annually?

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by Tarantine
Sun Dec 12, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust Reverser Importance
Replies: 13
Views: 5317

RE: Thrust Reverser Importance

How does an airliner slow down on a snow/ice covered runway without reversing? I wish my anti skid brakes on my car would work on a ice covered road!

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by Tarantine
Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can A 4 Engined A/C Take Off With 1 Engine?
Replies: 76
Views: 9785

RE: Can A 4 Engined A/C Take Off With 1 Engine?

There is no way possible to take off with only one engine running. The thrust to weight ratio would prevent it from ever flying.

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by Tarantine
Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro And Question About MD-88
Replies: 2
Views: 2584

RE: Intro And Question About MD-88

-200 series had a higher bypass ratio and a exhaust mixer that mixes the cooler bypass air with the hot core gases.

The JT8D-200 series are still what I would call noisy.

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by Tarantine
Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: J-57s. Any Still Flying?
Replies: 9
Views: 3368

RE: J-57s. Any Still Flying?

"Of course the JT-8 is the same engine with a fan stuck on the front and there are plenty of those still flying"

Actually, the JT3D is the fan version on the J-57 Smile

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by Tarantine
Tue Nov 23, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Noisiest Airliner Ever (non Afterburning)
Replies: 16
Views: 3252

RE: Noisiest Airliner Ever (non Afterburning)

I wish I could of heard the following at T/O: 1. B-52G w/8 water inj. J-57s 2. B-58 w/4 afterburning J-79s 3. XB-70 w/6 afterburning J-93s Sadly, I never will. I have read that the XB-70 was the loudest jet powered airplane ever made. I personally think the noisiest non SST airliner ever would be t...

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by Tarantine
Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Noisiest Airliner Ever (non Afterburning)
Replies: 16
Views: 3252

Noisiest Airliner Ever (non Afterburning)

This question to the "older timers". I would have to guess the noisiest would be the water injected JT3C types. I did not have the privilege to witness any classic jetliners that I can remember of. I do remember going to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Harts...

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by Tarantine
Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135E Gone Soon?
Replies: 43
Views: 4568

KC-135E Gone Soon?

Anyone know how much longer the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135E will be in service? I have read that the TF-33s may be replaced with JT8D-200 series. Why not just update the 135E to 135R? The yearly maintenance costs with the TF-33 is much more the the F-108s on...

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by Tarantine
Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets Now On 767 And 777
Replies: 31
Views: 12120

RE: Winglets Now On 767 And 777

I am sure that boeing knew what they was doing when they designed the 777 without winglets!

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by Tarantine
Sun Nov 14, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Of Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 3683

RE: Engine Of Aircraft

The inlet spinner on the <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> are a spike shape, but on <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> and <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> engines the inlet spinner is rounded. I have...

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by Tarantine
Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Names In English Or Codes
Replies: 3
Views: 3467

Airline Names In English Or Codes

I have been a commercial airline enthusiast for approx 25yrs now. But I have not memorized all (or hardly any) of the airline codes like <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym>, <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym>, <acronym title="Arrow Air (USA)">JW</acronym>, <acronym title="Ai...

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