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by FlyingViking
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Air LUX-KEF-BWI/BOS early 90s
Replies: 37
Views: 3602

Re: Iceland Air LUX-KEF-BWI/BOS early 90s

[quote="Cunard"]That was a good catch your first ever ride on a widebody and it being on the Icelandair DC-10-30. Thanks Cunard. We boarded via air stairs on the ramp at KEF. Not to often you see that today and then a DC-10. I remember standing by the boarding door (2L) in flight and looki...

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by FlyingViking
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Air LUX-KEF-BWI/BOS early 90s
Replies: 37
Views: 3602

Re: Iceland Air LUX-KEF-BWI/BOS early 90s

I actually flew on the Icelandair DC-10 (My first widebody) in February of 1979, KEF-JFK as part of CPH-KEF-JFK-MIA-LIM. On the home trip we switched planes in KEF to an Icelandair 727-100. Our luggage did not, it stayed on the DC-10 and went to LUX. In August 1985 I flew Icelandair DC-8-71 N917R LU...

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by FlyingViking
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 44
Views: 4488

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

Air Rarotonga in the Cook Islands (South Pacific) has a Saab340 LN39 that is 33 years old E5-EFS. Contour Airlines flying small operations around the United States has some Jetstream31 aircraft that are 30+, but those will be retired April 1. I just flew N310CN TUP-BNA and she was still an amazing ...

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by FlyingViking
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
Replies: 21
Views: 5717

Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

N532UP was a former SAS 747-200. MSN#500

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by FlyingViking
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 30959

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

This accident sounds more and more like JFK Junior. Spatial disorientation over water at night/dusk.

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by FlyingViking
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 119036

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Farewell flight suggestion: LGB-ORD-PHL-STL-DFW???

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by FlyingViking
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TW Express ATR flights
Replies: 22
Views: 3946

Re: TW Express ATR flights

I'm pretty sure the ATR flew STL-GRR as well.

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by FlyingViking
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 23556

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

In May of 2000 I was scheduled to fly on a Lufthansa A310 FRA-HAM. But as fate would have it, the A340-300 FRA-DTW-FRA also a Lufthansa bird, had to divert enroute to DTW ending up doing FRA-IND-DTW-FRA. By the time we arrived in FRA the A310 flight was long gone of course. Later I did get to fly on...

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by FlyingViking
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18486

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

Back in February 1979, I boarded the Icelandair DC-10-30CF in KEF via stairs. They used the number 2 door.

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by FlyingViking
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18545

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

Back in the late 70's early 80's before the airport authorities closed the inside viewing area in the terminal, I watched a Thai 747-200 use about 4000 feet of runway for it's T/O roll off runway 4R in Copenhagen. They were airborne before the old runway 18-36 intersection. The plane was operating a...

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by FlyingViking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 7286

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

600 mile trip and no near alternates? I assume a minimum 1200 mile range would be realistically needed. So for Turbo Props the two that comes to mind would be the Saab 2000 and the CN 235.Whats the actual range for the Q400? For Jets. Im thinking the Avro RJ70. If only an 800 meter runway, I assume...

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by FlyingViking
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws
Replies: 55
Views: 7286

Re: Need help researching aircraft with short runway requirements, and airport environmental laws

600 mile trip and no near alternates? I assume a minimum 1200 mile range would be realistically needed. So for Turbo Props the two that comes to mind would be the Saab 2000 and the CN 235.Whats the actual range for the Q400? For Jets. Im thinking the Avro RJ70. If only an 800 meter runway, I assume ...

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by FlyingViking
Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!
Replies: 190
Views: 24382

RE: CNN Reports That 3 Missiles Damage Beirut Runway!

Just use on of the undamaged taxi ways off 3-21, to ferry the planes out.

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by FlyingViking
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned/Underused Terminals Around The World
Replies: 143
Views: 24509

RE: Abandoned/Underused Terminals Around The World

Traverse City Michigan, <acronym title="Traverse City - Cherry Capital (Municipal) (TVC / KTVC), USA - Michigan">TVC</acronym>, has a brand new terminal, local story has it as being a political squabble??? Apparently nothing wrong with the old one, just how it was operated or who operated it???? The...

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by FlyingViking
Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB: Reverse Thrusters Not Working Properly MDW
Replies: 135
Views: 13777

RE: NTSB: Reverse Thrusters Not Working Properly MDW

From the pictures of the crash, I do not see the spoilers deployed. Did they by change get ripped off by the sudden stop, did they retract before the stop or where they retracted by the crew after the plane stopped, or where they not deployed like the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acr...

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by FlyingViking
Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: Speed Vs Quality
Replies: 41
Views: 5627

RE: Concorde: Speed Vs Quality

Concorde was the best, from the lounge in <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to the service and food onboard, we did Continental First Business <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">...

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by FlyingViking
Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are The MD90's?
Replies: 36
Views: 7933

RE: Where Are The MD90's?

The <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90 entered service with Delta Airlines April 1 1995 on <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>. I got a t...

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by FlyingViking
Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Crash: A Half Decade Later
Replies: 75
Views: 10111

RE: Concorde Crash: A Half Decade Later

I flew on G-BOAC 3 years ago today <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, (I'll post a trip report later). This was my first and only trip on the Co...

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