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by access-air
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STL air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 1495
Views: 131211

Re: STL air service discussion - 2018

BCal used to fly into St. Louis back in the 80s before they merged with British.

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by access-air
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Removed From Flight Due To Weight Limitation
Replies: 65
Views: 19003

RE: Passenger Removed From Flight Du Weight Limitation

This is why airlines using their own metal with full sized airliners is better than using the RJs....

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by access-air
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 Plane Makes 4 Emergency Landings In 6 Wks
Replies: 23
Views: 15861

RE: G4 Plane Makes 4 Emergency Landings In 6 Wks

Perhaps we havent learned our lessons from Valujet....

I know that I as a travel agent I am kind of backed into a corner by clients wanting to book Allegiant out of either Rockford, Moline or Peoria. They hate Chicago. Not sure what I should do.

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by access-air
Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1969- LGA-BOS-LGA -Northeast Airlines And AA
Replies: 22
Views: 15166

RE: 1969- LGA-BOS-LGA -Northeast Airlines And AA

Love the shots with the Northeast Airlines FH-227s in them!!
From what I can tell, I think the 227 that is arrving looks to be N374NE....

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by access-air
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast Yellow Bird 880 Cabin
Replies: 22
Views: 4861

RE: Northeast Yellow Bird 880 Cabin

The B&W photo posted by Zippyjet is indeed a Northeast <acronym title="Futura International Airlines (Spain)">FH</acronym>-227C!! Out of the six <acronym title="Futura International Airlines (Spain)">FH</acronym>-227Cs that Delta inherited from Northeast, only two of them saw any active service ...

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by access-air
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Fairchild FH-227 Video
Replies: 1
Views: 5445

Fairchild FH-227 Video

Hello, Im still looking for ANY video footage that anyone might have of any Fairchild <acronym title="Futura International Airlines (Spain)">FH</acronym>-227 video footage. Beyond the scant hints of clips that I have found on Youtube, Im having a heck of a time finding footage of this aircraft. Idea...

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by access-air
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Demise Of The Beech 1900 In The US
Replies: 21
Views: 20382

RE: The Demise Of The Beech 1900 In The US

Actually, The whole reason for the upgrade in commuter airliners that carry between 10-30 from Part 135 to 121 was because in April of 1997, Great Lakes Airlines was found in violation by the FAA of allowing maintenance by non authorized/certified personnel and/or not complying with certain maintena...

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by access-air
Sat May 21, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Actual T/O Weight A Mystery?
Replies: 27
Views: 6131

RE: Actual T/O Weight A Mystery?

At the small commuter I used to work for, Propheter Aviation, we flew Cessna 402s and later Chieftains into and out of OHare. We ALWAYS had to ask our passengers their actual weight. The planes were really too small to allow anything bigger than a purse to be carried onboard. Aircraft seating less t...

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by access-air
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How To Find Out What Aircraft Number You'll Be On?
Replies: 14
Views: 27224

RE: How To Find Out What Aircraft Number You'll Be

Thanks!!!!

I have been trying to find that website for a while.....Its too bad that it doesnt go back any further than that....like back into the 1980s....

Access-Air

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by access-air
Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAC-111 Startup Sounds!
Replies: 19
Views: 6452

RE: BAC-111 Startup Sounds!

The 200 series that I flew on was a former original Braniff machine, flew on it as Braniff number 2 in 1989......It was tail number N1543... Im sure that all the Speys on all the BACs sound the same with the air raid siren sounds....Its just that the 200 series plane that I flew on on that day didnt...

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by access-air
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking For FH-227 Pictures At Local Airports.
Replies: 2
Views: 11645

Looking For FH-227 Pictures At Local Airports.

Hello, I am looking for pictures that anyone might have of any Fairchild Hiller <acronym title="Futura International Airlines (Spain)">FH</acronym>-227 aircraft at your local airports or even the hubs of the airlines that flew the <acronym title="Futura International Airlines (Spain)">FH</acronym>-2...

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by access-air
Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scheduled Operations Under Part 135
Replies: 9
Views: 23511

RE: Scheduled Operations Under Part 135

Im not so sure that I trust a single engine <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym>-12 or Cessna Caravan as an airliner for long distances.... I know that Air Choice One uses them into and out of OHare flying to/from Burlington, Iowa and Decatur, Il. as we...

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by access-air
Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scheduled Operations Under Part 135
Replies: 9
Views: 23511

RE: Scheduled Operations Under Part 135

Cape Air's entire Cessna 402 operation is Part 135...... I believe that the rules were changed in 1997 when Great Lakes Airlines mechanics were not performing proper maintenance on some of its Brasilia's because at that time any aircraft seating 30 seats or less was covered under Part 135. That sent...

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by access-air
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Calculation Of Airport Minimum Connection Times?
Replies: 15
Views: 38420

RE: Calculation Of Airport Minimum Connection Time

Unfortunately, Delta at Atlanta is one of the biggest offenders of scheduling 35 min connections. Air Tran occasionally tries the pull off the same crap.... United does that with their Express flights over in Terminal 2/Concourse E to Terminal 1 ConcourseB/C....Its just nuts... Sometimes you dont ha...

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by access-air
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Calculation Of Airport Minimum Connection Times?
Replies: 15
Views: 38420

Calculation Of Airport Minimum Connection Times?

I have been a travel agent for twenty-one years and for the life of me, I can never understand why airlines construct online connections at their major hubs for sometimes as little as thirty-five minutes between flights....Heck if you are sitting in the back of the bus, it can take that long to get ...

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by access-air
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rotating Beacons - Different Configs?
Replies: 9
Views: 5414

RE: Rotating Beacons - Different Configs?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/stratosphere" class="quote" target="_blank">stratosphere</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>For the short time I worked at the...

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by access-air
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CF6-6 Engine On DC-10... Why The Weird Cone?
Replies: 28
Views: 18409

RE: CF6-6 Engine On DC-10... Why The Weird Cone?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kiwiandrew" class="quote" target="_blank">kiwiandrew</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Was this only on the number 2 engine...

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by access-air
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?
Replies: 42
Views: 14139

RE: Can Prop Airplanes Reverse Under Their Own Power?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/474218" class="quote" target="_blank">474218</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>It has nothing to do with the engine type. I...

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by access-air
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Startup Business Models You Think Will Work
Replies: 16
Views: 3043

RE: Startup Business Models You Think Will Work

Thats why relying on mega hubs lorded over by mega carriers is not the way to go...
You have to create your own niche......offer an alternative to the Hub and Spoke....more linear in operation that bypasses the need for a major hub....

Access-Air

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by access-air
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Startup Business Models You Think Will Work
Replies: 16
Views: 3043

RE: Startup Business Models You Think Will Work

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thegreatRDU" class="quote" target="_blank">thegreatRDU</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>-An under 50 seat regional tu...

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by access-air
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Lookielikies
Replies: 62
Views: 10100

RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

This thread was named Lookielikies....

The planes are supposed to look alike, am I correct?

One could list a picture of the basic DC3 and the Russian built Li-2...those certainly qualify as look alikes.

Access-Air

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by access-air
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Lookielikies
Replies: 62
Views: 10100

RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DiamondFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">DiamondFlyer</a> (<a href="#50" class="quote">Reply 50</a>):<br/><i>As far as I know, the Fairchild ...

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by access-air
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Lookielikies
Replies: 62
Views: 10100

RE: Aircraft Lookielikies

I have a few Look A Likes.....Take a peek.... <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/TAT---Transport/Fairchild-F-27J/1049397/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/TAT---Transport/Fairchild-F-27J/1049397/M/" target="_blank">View Medium...

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by access-air
Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Maddogs Really Pollute?
Replies: 23
Views: 5008

RE: Do Maddogs Really Pollute?

<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="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> Before hushkits came around, I ...

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by access-air
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stretch DC-8 Fuselage Flex
Replies: 24
Views: 13253

RE: Stretch DC-8 Fuselage Flex

I saw this happen from the last seat in an MD-80 taxiing out for takeoff at SFO....

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by access-air
Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Am In The Following Documentary
Replies: 5
Views: 3803

RE: I Am In The Following Documentary

Thanks, I appreciate it....I am quite nervous about it...It should be cool tho....

Access-Air

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by access-air
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Am In The Following Documentary
Replies: 5
Views: 3803

RE: I Am In The Following Documentary

It will appear on the History Channel.... 

Access-Air

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by access-air
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Am In The Following Documentary
Replies: 5
Views: 3803

I Am In The Following Documentary

Hey everyone, I just wanted to let you know that <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> Pictures of Dallas Texas contacted me last year at this time for help with a Documentary they were planning to produce about the Uruguayan Air Force <acronym title="Futura I...

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by access-air
Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Hear An Aircraft At Cruise?
Replies: 34
Views: 20296

RE: Can You Hear An Aircraft At Cruise?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HangarRat" class="quote" target="_blank">HangarRat</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>When I was a kid, I lived about seven ...

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by access-air
Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The ERJ - Why Does It Constantly Rock?
Replies: 17
Views: 7928

RE: The ERJ - Why Does It Constantly Rock?

I dont think all the responses understand what the original poster is trying to ask.... Ive been on a few EMB-145 flights and I too noticed this as well... Its not the side to side yawing or pitching up or down, He is referring to the very slight but constant rocking or banking of the wings back and...

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by access-air
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was The Fokker F.27 Ever Weight Restricted?
Replies: 4
Views: 3887

RE: Was The Fokker F.27 Ever Weight Restricted?

Interesting, I guess I had never heard that the Fokker F.27-500 had too many weight issues like the FH-227 did...Altho I have never talked at length with any pilots of the Fokker F.27-500 series. Obviously because of my interest in the 227... Thanks for your thoughts on the subject!! Cheers, Access-...

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by access-air
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Hear An Aircraft At Cruise?
Replies: 34
Views: 20296

RE: Can You Hear An Aircraft At Cruise?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MSPNWA" class="quote" target="_blank">MSPNWA</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>But what's even more fun is being outside at...

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by access-air
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was The Fokker F.27 Ever Weight Restricted?
Replies: 4
Views: 3887

Was The Fokker F.27 Ever Weight Restricted?

Okay, I have a question.... As I am very familiar with the Fairchild F-27 and the Fairchild Hiller FH-227 and their tendancy to be weight restrictive at times..Was the Fokker F.27 of any series, 100 thru 500 ever weight restricted due to high altitude or hot temps? I know all of both heritage were e...

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by access-air
Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fairchild FH-227/F-27 Radios
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

RE: Fairchild FH-227/F-27 Radios

Yeah, Im aware that the <acronym title="Futura International Airlines (Spain)">FH</acronym>-227 is quite different from the Fokker.....I have my website dedicated to the <acronym title="Futura International Airlines (Spain)">FH</acronym>-227. Heres the link: <a href="http://fh227.rwy34.com" target=_...

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by access-air
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fairchild FH-227/F-27 Radios
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

RE: Fairchild FH-227/F-27 Radios

Actually guys, I need to know what would have been standard equipment in 1972.....on the FH-227....

Access-Air

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by access-air
Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fairchild FH-227/F-27 Radios
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

RE: Fairchild FH-227/F-27 Radios

Mr. 411A, What company did you fly <acronym title="Futura International Airlines (Spain)">FH</acronym>-227s for? I am quite curious...Might you have any pictures from your <acronym title="Futura International Airlines (Spain)">FH</acronym>-227 flying days? I would love to use them on my <acronym tit...

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by access-air
Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fairchild FH-227/F-27 Radios
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

RE: Fairchild FH-227/F-27 Radios

Thanks guys......

Ill look into that information......

Cheers, Access-Air

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by access-air
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fairchild FH-227/F-27 Radios
Replies: 12
Views: 3647

Fairchild FH-227/F-27 Radios

Okay guys, I have a question to former Fairchild <acronym title="Futura International Airlines (Spain)">FH</acronym>-227 pilots......What were the brand names of the communications radios most commonly used on this plane??? I am looking to find one for a friend of mine that is looking to purchase on...

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by access-air
Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Happened To Stol Airliners?
Replies: 21
Views: 11728

RE: What Happened To Stol Airliners?

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by access-air
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Makes Engine Sounds Unique?
Replies: 31
Views: 11766

RE: What Makes Engine Sounds Unique?

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by access-air
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Injection Question
Replies: 63
Views: 18153

RE: Water Injection Question

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by access-air
Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This A320 Flap? (pic)
Replies: 13
Views: 9947

RE: What Is This A320 Flap? (pic)

These are also visable on the DC10 and DC9 series...

Access-Air

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by access-air
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?
Replies: 35
Views: 8123

RE: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?

Scooter, I was born in 1966....I just never made it to OHare to actually watch planes until 1983......

Access-Air...

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by access-air
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?
Replies: 35
Views: 8123

RE: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?

I dunno, I just expect that a jet should be loud..... Id make the trip down to Moline in the 80s and I would get all excited expecting to hear the loud DC9s of Ozark and 727s or 737s of United. It was great. I tape recorded many of them. I even tape recorded that BAC One Eleven that I spoke about pr...

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by access-air
Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The RFID-chip Madness..
Replies: 24
Views: 2187

RE: The RFID-chip Madness..

Amen to that......I couldnt agree more....However, it will eventually come to pass that people will have no choice and have to be micro-chipped on their person, especially if we move to a cash-less society where by we either take the chip or cannot work, buy anything or sell things...That is more th...

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by access-air
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?
Replies: 35
Views: 8123

RE: DC-8-63 Noisiest Airliner?

I have also read that the DC8-63 was not only the noisiest of the subsonic jets of the time but also the most airfield demanding, fully loaded needing nearly 11,000 feet of runway. However I have see some videos where the DC8-63 gets off the ground in a short distance. The airfield claim could also ...

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by access-air
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is It Like Flying On A Beech 1900D?
Replies: 42
Views: 20254

RE: What Is It Like Flying On A Beech 1900D?

I have flown on many 1900Cs as well as 1900Ds and they are a great little plane.... The C Model is tight because you cannot stand up and must stoop ove to get to your seats, but the D model is full stand up unless you arelike 6 feet 5 inches tall..LOL... I have never felt unsafe or afraid to fly in ...

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by access-air
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Plane Crashes That Changed Aviation.
Replies: 87
Views: 14210

RE: Plane Crashes That Changed Aviation.

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by access-air
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unique Cabin Smell In Days Past
Replies: 31
Views: 5015

RE: Unique Cabin Smell In Days Past

Well I remember disctictly that the first time I flew on Air Wisconsin BAe146-300, N611AW the air cycling machine had this acrid smell of puke.....It was horrible....That flight took place in February 1991....In October 1993 I flew on the same tail number and the smell was still there!!!! I also rem...

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by access-air
Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Gear Up Right After Taking Off?
Replies: 40
Views: 5831

RE: No Gear Up Right After Taking Off?

I have a question.... Why is it that it seems like an Airbus A330 or 340 or ever the smalelr Busses seem to have a very slow retraction speed almost like they fighting being retracted....I have noticed tho ona Boeing or McDoug or Lockheed or any other type the gear retraction is very quick.... I als...

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