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by BiggerJetsPlz
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Ethiopian's last terrible teen is on its delivery flight https://www.flightradar24.com/ETH9201/de97de8 There it goes :) https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4060/35621843755_91728b0a48_z.jpg ET-ATG Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 C/N 38464 / LN 10 by Woodys Aeroimages , on Flickr This plane rolled out fo...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Sat May 27, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Boeing found a buyer for LN 5: I just got word that LN5 has been sold to a scrap company. The new owner is looking where it can be stored it until it can be torn apart. https://twitter.com/AeroimagesChris/status/868193428420558852 Sad outcome. Line 5 was in the process of a complete overhaul, and w...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Sun May 07, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

KarelXWB wrote:
LN 10 first flight:


Initially rolled our in December 2009, first flight 7.5 years later.

And now line 19 is the last terrible teen yet to fly.

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Classic 747 Flight Log
Replies: 35
Views: 4281

Re: Your Classic 747 Flight Log

Nov 2004 Northwest 747-200 N637US Los Angeles (LAX) - Tokyo Dec 2004 Northwest 747-200 N631US Tokyo - Los Angeles ($602.90 round trip) Mar 2013 United 747-400 N197UA San Francisco (SFO) -> Seoul (ICN) Mar 2013 United 747-400 N120UA Seoul (ICN) -> San Francisco (SFO) Nov 2014 Philippines 747-400 RP-C...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 reported down near Bishkek
Replies: 118
Views: 46204

Re: 747 reported down near Bishkek

Well, I don't want to be the devil's advocate, but this frame's history looks a bit strange / unusual to me: 1) It started flying for SQ Cargo, as a factory-fresh frame (original cargo plane, not converted!...): late Feb 2003 till Jan 2009; for 6 years. 2) Then, apparently it as returned to the (un...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 96550

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Surely the youngest 744 (built in 2000) will find a new owner. 17 years old isn't that young really. Sure, they have lots of hours left on them to burn, but I'm pretty sure these frames will all get scrapped. Look at lines N193UA and other UA 747-400s that were scrapped with barely 10 years and 40k...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition
Replies: 656
Views: 111993

Re: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition

I thought the point of going composite was to cut weight How is the 787-9 made of composites heavier than the a330 made of aluminum, when the planes look to be the same size? Composite is all hype? Doesn't make any sense to me...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna scraps unsold skycatcher frames
Replies: 36
Views: 8053

Re: Cessna scraps unsold skycatcher frames

It clearly did not catch on, anyone know why not? It's useful load was also around 490 pounds a 152 has a useful load of around 590 pounds Which means after it's normally equipped, useful load was about 450, add oil and 15-20 gallons of gas, and you can only carry 300-350 lbs. I logged about 25 hou...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key Lime Metroliner down in Georgia
Replies: 16
Views: 5248

Re: Key Lime Metroliner down in Georgia

Most likely a case of get-there-itis. Looking at that cell, I am sure it was moving fast, and he tried to get out before it was too late. Unfortunately, he waited a bit too long. Sometimes waiting an hour for a front to pass is the best way to live. Can I ask, what exactly happens to an aircraft fl...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA retires its last a/c built in the 1980's
Replies: 49
Views: 10225

Re: SWA retires its last a/c built in the 1980's

N658SW had 98,287 flight hours and 61,299 cycles in October. Pretty amazing...

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Oh the huge manatee!
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Seabear wrote:
KarelXWB wrote:


Oh the humanity!


Oh the huge manatee!

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with approaches crossing borders on final
Replies: 91
Views: 10574

Re: Airports with approaches crossing borders on final

Tijuana International, when landing on runway 09, I would guess.

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH9201
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Line 14 just departed on her delivery flight (about 6 1/2 years after initial rollout)

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH9201

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar
Replies: 283
Views: 111281

Re: PIC: First A350-1000 Pushes Back Out Of Hangar

The design is too "busy" on the A350 and the winglets look so dated compared to the raked wingtips on the Boeing fleet. I much prefer the 777. The design is too "busy" on the Bounty paper towl cardboard tube and the wrap looks so dated compared to the swirled wrap on the Scott p...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Boeing written off LN4 and LN5. They won't be re-worked and sold, both will be scrapped. Source please? It's right there on Boeing's site. Sad end to line 4 and 5, and that brings the total casualty rate to 5 scrapped frames, which I believe is easily a record for any new passenger jet program from...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Ethiopian isn't afraid of longer ranges for the overweight teens. Line 12 is flying the Hong Kong route today, after debuting on mostly 3-5 hour flights its first week. I wonder if they'll fly it to Toronto or Washington.

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

I wonder if Boeing is having a little celebration every time one of these old teen 787s delivers. It's like a 35 year old kid finally moving out of their parents' house.

Then again, maybe they're in mourning on the financial side :lol:

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen building world's biggest Airplane
Replies: 15
Views: 6857

Re: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen building world's biggest Airplane

United's former 747s N196UA and N198UA didn't die early deaths (less than 12 years in service) for nothing, as their avionics and engines were used to build this thing.

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Wed Jun 22, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High time 737-300 (N694SW) now retired from SWA
Replies: 15
Views: 5649

Re: High time 737-300 (N694SW) now retired from SWA

you can find information like this from maintenance records filed with the FAA here: http://av-info.faa.gov/sdrx/Query.aspx have fun! And on the stage length note, I flew on N352SW last year when she had 78,000 hours and 66,500 cycles, for an average stage length of 71 minutes. I think she's still f...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The infamous "Stored 787/Terrible Teen Row" is gone at Paine Field
Replies: 20
Views: 15719

Re: The infamous "Stored 787/Terrible Teen Row" is gone at Paine Field

United787 wrote:
Will they reopen that runway now?


The plan last year was to have it reopened by July 2015 I believe, but that got extended for a year or two. I think the current plan is to have the runway back in service by fall 2016.

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The infamous "Stored 787/Terrible Teen Row" is gone at Paine Field
Replies: 20
Views: 15719

Re: The infamous "Stored 787/Terrible Teen Row" is gone at Paine Field

Flighty wrote:
Have their engines just been sitting there getting no time? Will they require PIP?


They've all been engineless during storage, right up until preparing for first flight.

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The infamous "Stored 787/Terrible Teen Row" is gone at Paine Field
Replies: 20
Views: 15719

The infamous "Stored 787/Terrible Teen Row" is gone at Paine Field

Source: http://paineairport.com/images/fl201606_16.jpg The line of stored 787s on runway 11/29 that has been a staple of Paine Field for the last 5+ years (and an embarrassing reminder of how incompetent Boeing management was during the early years of the 787 program) has finally been expunged. All ...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

I doubt ANA cares about a few test flights, but who knows. I think it's cool to get a few pics of these frames flying in the same liveries that they've been stored around Paine Field for 6+ years in, for 'closure', but I'm an obsessive compulsive plane nerd (it really pissed me off line 11 got paint...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Line 14's first flight happens 6 and 1/2 years after its initial rollout, about the same time span as line 12.

And I love that another teen gets to fly in its original livery! Pics please.

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 32971

Re: New Site.

Does this mean we can do away with the multi-part "Plane-X Production Thread Part 57" thing and just keep using the same thread?

Although I don't know if that's better when you're getting up to 20,000 pages in the same thread...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 32971

Re: New Site.

I don't like the fact that I can only see about 9 threads vertically on my monitor now with all the wasted space in between. With the old layout I could see probably 25-30.

Also, the forum looks very generic at this point.

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eerie Video Of Cirrus SR-20 Crash In Houston
Replies: 32
Views: 17684

RE: Eerie Video Of Cirrus SR-20 Crash In Houston

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ThirtyEcho" class="quote" target="_blank">ThirtyEcho</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>"Flight controls-FREE and CORRECT" h...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eerie Video Of Cirrus SR-20 Crash In Houston
Replies: 32
Views: 17684

RE: Eerie Video Of Cirrus SR-20 Crash In Houston

Maybe a sharp left turn coupled with full power torque on the go around caused the plane to bank too far, then a left wing stall into a spin? That's happened a couple times before with cirrus sr-22s.

Video is scary, and the story is so sad.

[Edited 2016-06-11 23:05:54]

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Releases Report Of Phenom 300 Crash
Replies: 8
Views: 4979

RE: Ntsb Releases Report Of Phenom 300 Crash

Nevermind, I read the full report and see the explanation. The pilot programmed the landing speed in at 92 knots assuming an ice free landing, when it should have been programmed at 126 knots for a landing with de-icing activated, which assumes icing present. I guess this means the plane was still o...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB Releases Report Of Phenom 300 Crash
Replies: 8
Views: 4979

RE: Ntsb Releases Report Of Phenom 300 Crash

I'm confused by this comment: “If he had turned on that de-icer, his airspeed would have been 126 [knots], not the 92 that it was,” when it stalled and crashed, Tim LeBaron, head of the NTSB’s investigative team, told the board Tuesday. Ice on the wing raises the stall speed. Is he saying it stalled...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fuel Hedging Losses
Replies: 25
Views: 6201

RE: Delta Fuel Hedging Losses

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/G-CIVP" class="quote" target="_blank">G-CIVP</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Did you? Well that's hedging; sometimes you ge...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 210348

RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

It's still in Waco Texas for outfitting I believe

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Thu May 26, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many foreign pax 747s still come into the USA?
Replies: 59
Views: 13627

How many foreign pax 747s still come into the USA?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>It means progress.</i></font></td></tr></t...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Wed May 25, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Infants In F And J Class
Replies: 105
Views: 15997

RE: Infants In F And J Class

I think any child under 5 should have to travel in the cargo hold with the pets.

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Tue May 24, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Line 22 was delivered yesterday... now they're really down to just the teens and earlier. This to me is the most exciting thing going on in the 787 program now  

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Sat May 21, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

Line 22 Air Austral delivery flight scheduled for this morning:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/REU7881

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri May 20, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Lying About Departure Times?
Replies: 58
Views: 14034

RE: Airlines Lying About Departure Times?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sutrakhk" class="quote" target="_blank">sutrakhk</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>When was the door closed?</i></font></td><...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri May 20, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/NYC777" class="quote" target="_blank">NYC777</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>Boeing should be delivering the 300th 787-8 ...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri May 20, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Lying About Departure Times?
Replies: 58
Views: 14034

Airlines Lying About Departure Times?

Yesterday I flew UA858 from Shanghai to San Francisco, and after awaking this evening from my jet-lagged stupor, checked the flight stats on FlightAware. It lists my flight as having left on-time at 12:10pm, getting in a bit early at 8:01am Pacific time. The thing is, being on the flight, I know tha...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Thu May 12, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 47

Line 12 finally flies. Only took about six years after rolling out of assembly the first time. <a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysaeroimages/26964504255/in/dateposted/" title="ET-ATL Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - C/N 34505 / LN 12"><img src="https://...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Sun May 08, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Were Your First 747 Series Flights?
Replies: 103
Views: 5743

RE: What Were Your First 747 Series Flights?

747-200: late 2004 Northwest LA - Tokyo and back
747-400: early 2013 SFO - Seoul and back
747-8I: 2015 LA - Frankfurt and back

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Mon May 02, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 47

I'm more concerned with line 14. Don't paint it before a first flight!

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 47

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/n471wn" class="quote" target="_blank">n471wn</a> (<a href="#161" class="quote">Reply 161</a>):<br/><i>Did the "terrible teen" for Ethiopian make...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can The A380 Climb So High Initially?
Replies: 43
Views: 22990

RE: How Can The A380 Climb So High Initially?

I'll never forget flying into Barcelona last year, we parked on the tarmac and deplaned via stairs into a bus. Just as I was walking down the stairs, an Emirates A380 was rotating in front of me. There was a strong headwind, and being so big it always looks like it's moving slower than it really is,...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Swiss CS100 Scheduled Service
Replies: 30
Views: 14987

RE: First Swiss CS100 Scheduled Service

Glad I got to ride an Avro RJ100 before they're gone... A gorgeous flight over the snowy Alps, on a sunny day, in a high wing jet with two engines on each wing, is something I'll never forget.

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Muslim Woman Removed From WN Flight At MDW
Replies: 182
Views: 17706

RE: Muslim Woman Removed From WN Flight At MDW

I'd love to see an 'alternate universe' thread from back on a Sept 11 2001 where no attacks happened. "United and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> remove group of Muslim men from multiple flights" It would be amusing to see all of the replies about how racist and bigoted <acrony...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 376170

RE: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 47

Soooo line 11... I've brought it up before, but it's now been a year since line 11 was "delivered" to Moses Lake. What's going on with this frame? Is it getting work done or just sitting in storage? Is Moses Lake even equipped to do VIP type work? Why did Boeing rush to get this terrible teen out so...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carlsbad Based California Pacific Will Try Again
Replies: 23
Views: 7779

RE: Carlsbad Based California Pacific Will Try Again

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/32andBelow" class="quote" target="_blank">32andBelow</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>I am sure you only have that passeng...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carlsbad Based California Pacific Will Try Again
Replies: 23
Views: 7779

RE: Carlsbad Based California Pacific Will Try Again

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> Its not like <acronym title="Canadian Airli...

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by BiggerJetsPlz
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787 For Air Austral Is Here
Replies: 14
Views: 4857

RE: First 787 For Air Austral Is Here

ANA flies line 7, 8, and 9, with 222 people, <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> @4,674 miles. You think flying 262 people <acronym title="Paris - ...

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