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Fri May 26, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Happening at DCA?
Replies: 0
Views: 466

What's Happening at DCA?

fly.faa.gov says there is a delay due to an "active air scramble".

What's happening? Fighters being scrambled out of Andrews?

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Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 707 Departing TUL - Military?
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Re: 707 Departing TUL - Military?

Around noon today CDT I saw a beautiful all-white 707/C-135 heading south after departing Tulsa International Airport. It's not on flightaware, so I presume it was a military flight. I didn't think the military had any all-white C-135s. Anyone happen to know what this was? Whatever it was it was a b...

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Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 707 Departing TUL - Military?
Replies: 2
Views: 937

707 Departing TUL - Military?

At noon today I saw a beautiful all white 707/C-135 heading south after departing TUL. It's not on flightaware, so I presume it was military. I didn't know the military had any all white C-135s.

Anyone know what this was?

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Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Plane
Replies: 92
Views: 28730

RE: Trump's Plane

I thought what I was seeing was a 757, but I wasn't sure. Thanks.

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Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Plane
Replies: 92
Views: 28730

Trump's Plane

Does anyone know what kind of plane Donald Trump is flying around in? The media doesn't show enough of it for me to event attempt an ID.

Thanks.

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Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Has The Most Gates At One Airport
Replies: 61
Views: 18457

RE: What Airline Has The Most Gates At One Airport

I'd guess AA at DFW. They have 3 terminals there.

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Sat May 09, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And The 380
Replies: 30
Views: 16730

RE: AA And The 380

Is this wage scale on the Internet? I'd like to see it.

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Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tornado At TUL 03/25
Replies: 4
Views: 2157

RE: Tornado At TUL 03/25

There must have been at least a dozen storm/tornado/flash flood watches and warnings this evening. As of now I'm not sure how many tornadoes have actually been confirmed. The weather is moving northeast, but there is a line of storms all the way back to <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers Wo...

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Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Drives Car Onto Runway At TUL
Replies: 3
Views: 2035

Man Drives Car Onto Runway At TUL

I'm very glad we didn't have a disaster at <acronym title="Tulsa - International (Municipal) (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</acronym> today. I trust changes will be made, and soon: <a href="http://newsok.com/apparently-intoxicated-man-crashes-through-fences-at-tulsa-international-airport-leads-po...

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Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: AA MD-80s Gone By End Of 2017
Replies: 55
Views: 13681

RE: OFFICIAL: AA MD-80s Gone By End Of 2017

I wish it would be sooner. I've flown all across the USA on MadDogs, but it's time to retire them.

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Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Eisenhower's AF1 - Columbine II - Needs A Home
Replies: 4
Views: 6425

RE: Eisenhower's AF1 - Columbine II - Needs A Home

Aviation museum at TUL? I think it would be a good fit.

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Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EA MCI Hub
Replies: 29
Views: 3976

RE: EA MCI Hub

I flew into <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> on <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> in 86 on a 727 from <acronym title="Tulsa - International (Municipal) (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</acronym>, and connected to a...

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Sun Oct 26, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P-51 In Tulsa Area Skies
Replies: 1
Views: 3622

P-51 In Tulsa Area Skies

Anyone know what a P-51 was doing in the Tulsa area today? I saw it around 3:00pm CST.

I wish I could get some pictures.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Boom Tests 50 Years Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 4967

RE: Sonic Boom Tests 50 Years Ago

I remember. We had a sonic boom every afternoon, as I recall.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Agent: "District Of Columbia,....Where That?"
Replies: 92
Views: 19084

RE: TSA Agent: "District Of Columbia,....Where That?"

Having worked in DC for 12 years I find this hilarious. It also makes me wonder how safe we are if there are very many TSA agents as dumb as this one.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: World War II Aircraft In Tulsa Area 7/4?
Replies: 2
Views: 3305

RE: World War II Aircraft In Tulsa Area 7/4?

It bears a resemblance, but because of the angle I couldn't see the whole plane.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: World War II Aircraft In Tulsa Area 7/4?
Replies: 2
Views: 3305

World War II Aircraft In Tulsa Area 7/4?

Yesterday afternoon I saw 4 WWII era (I believe) aircraft go overhead. One of these was a "tail-dragger", with fixed gear and a "rising sun" on the side of the fuselage. Because of the angle I couldn't get a good look at the other 3 aircraft. Later I saw some other aircraft which appeared to be pret...

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Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Bird Strike At TUL
Replies: 8
Views: 6124

RE: AA Bird Strike At TUL

Obviously a major error on my part. The plane returned to TUL, not DFW.

A major mea culpa is in order here.

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Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Bird Strike At TUL
Replies: 8
Views: 6124

AA Bird Strike At TUL

KOTV, the CBS station in Tulsa, is reporting that an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 757 departing for <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> had a bird strike this morning. The plane returned to <acronym title="Dallas / For...

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Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US Airways Takes Off With No Flaps
Replies: 45
Views: 13805

RE: US Airways Takes Off With No Flaps

I remember taking off from <acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LFPO), France">ORY</acronym> back in the 90's in an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 767 with the flaps up. The Captain came on the intercom and explained to us why they weren't needed. I thought that was very consid...

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Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (1930s? Airport Terminal, With UA)
Replies: 9
Views: 5258

RE: Where? (1930s? Airport Terminal, With UA)

Yakima, WA? That's about how it looked when I was there a few years ago.

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Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This DCA? (NW DC-7C, Says 1960)
Replies: 8
Views: 3229

RE: Is This DCA? (NW DC-7C, Says 1960)

Yep, that's DCA - a long time before I came to the area.

Everybody is all dressed up, and I'm sure the pax were treated like royalty, not like cattle as they are today.

Those were the days.

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Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA On Security Ground Stop
Replies: 19
Views: 6219

RE: DCA On Security Ground Stop

I lived in the DC area for 25 years. I know my way around there. First. the Navy Yard is not directly across the river from <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>. It's actually some distance away. I fail to see how planes taking off to the no...

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Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA On Security Ground Stop
Replies: 19
Views: 6219

RE: DCA On Security Ground Stop

This is another example of gross bureaucratic stupidity. So far as I'm aware Amtrak wasn't told to hold departing trains; Greyhound wasn't told to stop departing buses; Metro wasn't told to hold their trains and buses, and there is a Metro station near the Navy Yard. Why stop departures at <acronym ...

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Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Cuts 29 More Flights At MEM
Replies: 18
Views: 11464

RE: Delta Cuts 29 More Flights At MEM

It looks like <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> is doing the same thing to <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> did to <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis Internatio...

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Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Boots 100 Kids On LGA-ATL Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 10188

RE: AirTran Boots 100 Kids On LGA-ATL Flight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SPREE34" class="quote" target="_blank">SPREE34</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>They had it coming. Giving vouchers sent the...

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Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Start Using Logo Lights Again.
Replies: 53
Views: 24399

RE: AA To Start Using Logo Lights Again.

It will look nice, but how much will it cost?

AA is spending a lot of money on paint and lighting for a company in bancruptcy proceedings.

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Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-124 Sighted On Approach To TUL!
Replies: 12
Views: 5490

RE: AN-124 Sighted On Approach To TUL!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ouboy79" class="quote" target="_blank">ouboy79</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>If it was routed from El Centro is was on a ...

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Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-124 Sighted On Approach To TUL!
Replies: 12
Views: 5490

AN-124 Sighted On Approach To TUL!

This afternoon I spotted a Polet <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-124 on approach to <acronym title="Tulsa - International (Municipal) (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</acronym> from El Centro, <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>, flight 4205 (per FlightAware). Polet is an air car...

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Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New American And The New DCA
Replies: 6
Views: 6321

RE: The New American And The New DCA

The merger isn't official yet - there are still some regulatory hurdles to go. Remember - the Justice Department blocked the US/UA merger back in the 90's.

There's a Senate hearing scheduled soon to consider the merger.

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Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Plans Big Announcement
Replies: 132
Views: 31269

RE: SWA Plans Big Announcement

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ridgid727" class="quote" target="_blank">ridgid727</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>They are going to start service from <ac...

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Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Isn't The AA Repaint A Big Waste Of Money?
Replies: 105
Views: 19554

RE: Isn't The AA Repaint A Big Waste Of Money?

I think we'll find out in a couple of years, or maybe sooner, if this was a waste of money. My personal opinion is that someone at AA needs to have a brain scan.

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Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/17 - Part 3
Replies: 256
Views: 27423

RE: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/17 - Part 3

I have one word for the new livery: "Ugh!"

The tail is just plain ugly. The front end, the logo, reminds me of Greyhound. Why change it? They had a livery that was well-recognized around the world.

There is an old saying that I'm reminded of: If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flickr.com Photo Of 727s At LGA Mid 1980s.
Replies: 5
Views: 4091

RE: Flickr.com Photo Of 727s At LGA Mid 1980s.

I thought PA used the Marine Terminal at LGA. ??

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Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (UA Caravelle Over France?)
Replies: 50
Views: 10183

RE: Where? (UA Caravelle Over France?)

Drop the "o" at the end of the URL and it'll open.

As for where it is, ?

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Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Smaller US Airports Had Wide Bodies...
Replies: 102
Views: 20192

RE: When Smaller US Airports Had Wide Bodies...

In the early 70's <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> had r/t DC-10 service from <acronym title="Tulsa - International (Municipal) (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</acronym> to <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World (OKC / KOKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym> continuing...

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Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Could Have Been Done To Avoid TWA 800?
Replies: 8
Views: 4028

RE: What Could Have Been Done To Avoid TWA 800?

Not everybody believes in the center fuel tank explanation. I'm not saying it was a missle, but I have some questions that haven't been answered yet.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUL New Air Service Monday 11/19/12
Replies: 36
Views: 3213

RE: TUL New Air Service Monday 11/19/12

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airliner371" class="quote" target="_blank">airliner371</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>Its not disappointing at all. It w...

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Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUL New Air Service Monday 11/19/12
Replies: 36
Views: 3213

RE: TUL New Air Service Monday 11/19/12

The MDW news is more than a bit disappointing. I was hoping for a Florida destination.

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Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Shortage In The US - WSJ Article
Replies: 128
Views: 4706

RE: Pilot Shortage In The US - WSJ Article

This news didn't really surprise me. I've been expecting this sort of thing to develop eventually. People used to flying where they want when they want should start considering alternatives.

Amtrak - are you listening?

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Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And Pigs Might Fly...
Replies: 57
Views: 13589

RE: And Pigs Might Fly...

Somebody give me a break! This is political correctness gone completely amok.

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Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Denies Boarding To Teen With Down Syndrome
Replies: 133
Views: 21174

RE: AA Denies Boarding To Teen With Down Syndrome

This is just what AA needs - a big embarrassing lawsuit. They'd better apologize profusely and give the family some serious travel vouchers - and soon.

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Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 1549 Emergency At MIA
Replies: 6
Views: 5449

RE: AA 1549 Emergency At MIA

I'm just curious - what was the rationale for diverting to MIA instead of continuing to DFW?

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Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 1549 Emergency At MIA
Replies: 6
Views: 5449

RE: AA 1549 Emergency At MIA

I'm just curious - what was the rationale for diverting to MIA instead of continuing to DFW?

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Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ~~ July 17 TWA Flight 800 Remembrance ~~
Replies: 49
Views: 11416

RE: ~~ July 17 TWA Flight 800 Remembrance ~~

I remember the evening of July 17, 1996, very well. I lived in Arlington, VA, at the time - not far from <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>. The memories of seeing the fires on the surface of the ocean will always be with me. The aviation ...

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Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nightmares About Plane Crashes
Replies: 21
Views: 4691

RE: Nightmares About Plane Crashes

I've had a few, but not recently. In some of them I was on the plane, in others I was on the ground watching. I always managed to wake up when the crash actually happened. I don't know about yours, but I think in my case it was due to the research I did into crashes. I've always wanted to know as ma...

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Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airport? (Says 1949)
Replies: 10
Views: 2848

RE: What Airport? (Says 1949)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jsnww81" class="quote" target="_blank">jsnww81</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>My guess (not very educated since the backgr...

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Mon May 21, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bullitt @ SFO?
Replies: 16
Views: 3979

RE: Bullitt @ SFO?

Thanks for all the responses!

If you're in Oklahoma Friday the movie will be re-run at 11:00pm on one of the PBS stations.

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Mon May 21, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bullitt @ SFO?
Replies: 16
Views: 3979

Bullitt @ SFO?

One of my favorite movies, Bullitt, was on last night. I have always enjoyed the part of the movie where Steve McQueen is chasing a bad guy, supposedly on the field at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. Does anyone know if this segment was ac...

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Sun May 13, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Ago Today Braniff Shuts Down
Replies: 72
Views: 20203

RE: 30 Years Ago Today Braniff Shuts Down

It's been 30 years? Incredible! I lived in the Metroplex when this happened. I had traveled on <acronym title="Britannia Germany">BN</acronym> quite often, including a trip to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>. I was taken back when the news came out, and i...

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