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by tmu101
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pair of very tiny windows on the Boeing 720?
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Pair of very tiny windows on the Boeing 720?

What use did these windows in the forward lavatory serve?

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by tmu101
Sat Jun 04, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing E-4B Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 12887

Re: Boeing E-4B Replacement News and Discussion Thread

How ironic would that be? New VC-25's being developed from repurposed 747-8i's meant for a defunct Russian airline and possible E-4 replacement using previously owned by a Chinese airline. :scratchchin:

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by tmu101
Wed May 25, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 15457

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Would it be legally possible to legislate bullets? Jack up the price to, say, 1000$ each. Only sell bullets at government controlled stores. Make them part of police stations or military barracks or some other place that knows how to safely handle them and how to vet people. To keep the sport side ...

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by tmu101
Wed May 25, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 15457

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Let's ban the sale of ammunition or at least regulate the sale to make it extremely burdonsome to purchase/obtain and expensive (a nice federal tax for starters) how about allowing the gunmakers to be sued whenever there is a gun death - if Texas can allow a strict abortion law that can be brought a...

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by tmu101
Wed May 25, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 15457

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

How about making ammunition illegal? Or tax the heck out of bullets to make them unattainable for most people? I hate to say it but this falls into the "few bad apples spoil the whole bunch" - maybe doing this and punishing EVERYONE will FINALLY get a REAL conversation started about this. ...

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by tmu101
Thu May 19, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?
Replies: 43
Views: 2940

Re: Most Memorable Approaches as a Passenger?

night approach into LGA coming up from New Jersey finding just that right path over Manhattan with the stellar view of everything out the right side while heading up to turn back around and land on 22. This is definitely one of my all time favorites as well; only time I've done it (only flown into ...

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by tmu101
Sat May 14, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest
Replies: 75
Views: 3989

Re: Water Wars & Mega Droughts in the US Southwest

Too much rain/water/flooding in the east too dry in the west. There has to be a way to efficiently and cheaply pipe water from east to west. If oil can be piped from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico surely water can be piped across the US.

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by tmu101
Tue May 10, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence
Replies: 56
Views: 14158

Re: Envoy E175 Drops Winglet in Turbulence

Have any of the passengers who were on the flight describe any type of noise or bang or something indicating the departure? Or did anyone sitting by a window actually see this come off? Curious what was the first indication something was wrong (aside from the flight crew coming on the intercom to sa...

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by tmu101
Tue Apr 19, 2022 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rapid city South Dakota
Replies: 12
Views: 1944

Re: Rapid city South Dakota

I loved the Minuteman Missile NP - you can actually go out to see one of the launch bunkers and also see the tip of a Minuteman inside a silo from above. Was very interesting.

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by tmu101
Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 232
Views: 39223

Re: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2022

What is the current expected date of the opening of the new terminal? Im going to guess Memorial day weekend, it looks done except for the bus/car hire lanes in the front. I would say you know we're close when the fences around the airfield come down. I really wish the would have a public viewing e...

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by tmu101
Thu Feb 17, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6678

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

Anything by Steve Perry's Journey. Their best song was "Look Into The Future" with Greg Rolie on vocals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i38vu0HMvM So many songs I could list to fit the topic, but one that jumps to mind immediately is "Life's Been Good" by Joe Walsh. I like lot...

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by tmu101
Thu Feb 17, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 104
Views: 37857

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

Show Me The Way by Styx is one that does it for me.

The Last Resort and Take It To The Limit by The Eagles are also goosebump favorites of mine. Randy Meisner and those high notes he use to be able to hit are like no other (although i was REALLY impressed with Vince Gill's rendition)

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by tmu101
Thu Feb 17, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Celebrity Crush
Replies: 44
Views: 4354

Re: Celebrity Crush

Emilia Clarke (sp?) is a hottie! :cheerful:

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by tmu101
Wed Feb 16, 2022 3:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular songs that you HATE
Replies: 95
Views: 6678

Re: Popular songs that you HATE

AirKevin wrote:
Baby Shark.


Indeed. My youngest was REALLY into it - had to beg the family to stop sending BS stuff for her to play with.

Back to the topic "Come On Eileen" is near the top of my list. There are others but that one comes to mind at this moment.

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by tmu101
Wed Feb 09, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My first flight
Replies: 44
Views: 5297

Re: My first flight

TWA 707 - EWR-LAX. Summer 1982. I was almost 6 years old. Somewhere i have a picture of the aircraft (i think N number is legible - would love to find out the fate of that particular aircraft one day!) Return trip was a UAL 747 (or so my parents told me - don't really recall that unfortunately). I t...

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by tmu101
Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least known airlines you've flown on
Replies: 97
Views: 9028

Re: Least known airlines you've flown on

Caribbean Sun Airlines - deHavilland Dash 8 from San Juan Puerto Rico to Antigua and back (code share with USAirways if i recall). Nice flights.

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by tmu101
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best-looking aircraft of today
Replies: 38
Views: 2795

Re: Best-looking aircraft of today

Also all variants of the 747 - such beauty.

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by tmu101
Thu Jan 27, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best-looking aircraft of today
Replies: 38
Views: 2795

Re: Best-looking aircraft of today

Mortyman wrote:
Airbus 340


Esp. the -500. Best looking IMHO with those engines - perfectly proportional. :cloudnine:

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by tmu101
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!
Replies: 125
Views: 6738

Re: Are you ready for NFL playoffs!

Never understood why there is one AFC and one NFC game each Saturday and Sunday of Divisional Round (well i know why - $$$). Wish AFC would play both games either Saturday or Sunday and both NFC games the other day. This way both have equal days of rest prior to Divisional Championship Game. As it s...

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by tmu101
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner ferry
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Airliner ferry

Are ferry flights run as Part 25 flights normally? Can they be run under Part 91? Yes, they do operate under 91 which is why we can use a separate group of pilots who are retired...they can't transport passengers under 121 anymore but can still move an empty airliner. Great group of pilots, so much...

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by tmu101
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner ferry
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Airliner ferry

Are ferry flights run as Part 25 flights normally? Can they be run under Part 91?

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by tmu101
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to
Replies: 61
Views: 4460

Re: One a time landed or Took off airport you've flown to

Only landed at (both by USAirways Express flights)
St. Petersburg Florida
Altoona Pennsylvania

Only taken off
Burbank CA

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by tmu101
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does moving from the A32x to the A32xNEO require differences training?
Replies: 9
Views: 2311

Re: Does moving from the A32x to the A32xNEO require differences training?

Slightly off topic but how much difference training is required between an A32X aircraft flown with the CFM International engines versus the IAE VS engines (assuming CEO A32X)?

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by tmu101
Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW - Windy: Use of 31L/R Today
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

Re: DFW - Windy: Use of 31L/R Today

My favorite time to go spotting at DFW - you get to see some crazy things on days like today.

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by tmu101
Sat Oct 02, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 49
Views: 4101

Re: Lockheed L-1011 - Whose have you flown?

Only one time - TWA from EWR to STL. loved that airplane.

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by tmu101
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video
Replies: 58
Views: 11055

Re: Sunwing 737 Runway 28 Landing at SXM on video

As stated by 737maxxx, that was a visual approach, not circling. A circling approach implies flying the approach for another runway (in this case the reciprocal one) and then manoeuvring visually to position for the runway in use. Circling approaches used to be more common, but many companies don't...

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by tmu101
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 552
Views: 35243

Re: How would a new EWR terminal 2 work out and what would a new EWR terminal 3 look like?

I'm looking forward to the new terminal opening (and i like they switched the name back to Terminal A :-) ). I was in EWR last week and i didn't think C was horrible but it definitely is getting long in the tooth. Living in DFW Metroplex and often flying AA back to EWR to visit family i CAN'T WAIT f...

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by tmu101
Wed May 26, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 3538

Re: Crew logistics to maintenance bases, etc.

I'd imagine if ferrying an aircraft to a maintenance base there's probably a good chance there's another coming out of maintenance and needing a ferry back to the hub and said ferry crew can operate that flight. I've always wondered - when the mandatory retirement age is reached can those pilots do ...

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by tmu101
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC (JFK/EWR/LGA/SWF/HPN/ISP) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 552
Views: 35243

Re: EWR Terminal 1 back to Terminal A

A few weeks ago, Google Satellite didn't have much on the new terminal at all, but they finally updated themselves!! https://i.postimg.cc/bDhXGL3y/EWR.jpg I can SO see EWR getting a new runway once a series of these new terminals are complete - perhaps even including the tear-down of part of C and ...

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by tmu101
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)
Replies: 116
Views: 20351

Re: 747 Accident at Tenerife (44 Years Ago)

I seem to recall reading that Pan Am initially wanted to stay airborne in a holding pattern and not divert at all as the Los Rodeos airport was to shortly reopen. I don't recall why they weren't given clearance for that request. Can anyone confirm if that was indeed the case? Much appreciated.

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by tmu101
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-4 at AFW Today (March 11)
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Re: E-4 at AFW Today (March 11)

Today I saw an E-4 doing touch-and-gos and doing some other slow flight/ pattern work with gear down at AFW while driving home from work. I was driving north on 35W to 170 when I caught a second takeoff right over head. :bouncy: I've seen trainers come to AFW for training flights many times but nev...

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by tmu101
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-4 at AFW Today (March 11)
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

E-4 at AFW Today (March 11)

Today I saw an E-4 doing touch-and-gos and doing some other slow flight/ pattern work with gear down at AFW while driving home from work. I was driving north on 35W to 170 when I caught a second takeoff right over head. :bouncy: I've seen trainers come to AFW for training flights many times but neve...

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by tmu101
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 224
Views: 36151

Re: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021

DFW is using Runway 31L for landing and 31R for takeoffs/landings. Definitely a rare occasion. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtAODqgXEAI6lr_?format=jpg&name=large My FAVORITE time to go spotting at DFW (pre-COVID times that is! :cloudnine: ) love watching the heavies take off on 31R and anything ...

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by tmu101
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.
Replies: 74
Views: 9613

Re: The perpetual failure of the smallest variant.

How about the Lockheed L1011-500? That was a shrunken version akin to thre 747SP?

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by tmu101
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Search For D. B. Cooper (video)
Replies: 61
Views: 8177

Re: The Search For D. B. Cooper (video)

There was a very interesting History Channel program recently about DB Cooper (show is called Unsolved History - the particular episode is #1 of season #1 I believe). According to that show they did rule out one of the suspects (forget his name) but they were able to extract DNA from the clip-on ti...

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by tmu101
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines at the EWR new terminal 1
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: Airlines at the EWR new terminal 1

Slightly off topic but are any of the FedEx facilities going to be modified or moved to account for new taxiways supporting aircraft movements into and out of the Terminal One ramp? Of all the renditions out there it's kind of hard to visualize how these with the FedEx facilities will coexist. Than...

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by tmu101
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR New Terminal One
Replies: 184
Views: 31363

Re: EWR New Terminal One

I'm assuming shops/ resraurants will be located on the west side of the northern and southern piers?
Definitely looking forward to flying into here when it opens.

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by tmu101
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Search For D. B. Cooper (video)
Replies: 61
Views: 8177

Re: The Search For D. B. Cooper (video)

There was a very interesting History Channel program recently about DB Cooper (show is called Unsolved History - the particular episode is #1 of season #1 I believe). According to that show they did rule out one of the suspects (forget his name) but they were able to extract DNA from the clip-on tie...

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by tmu101
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pres-Elect Biden's proposed cabinet and WH top staff picks
Replies: 82
Views: 4580

Re: Pres-Elect Biden's proposed cabinet and WH top staff picks

Not that Biden would ask nor would Obama want one but is it theoretically possible to nominate and confirm a past president to a cabinet position? I've always wondered that. I know cabinet positions are part of order of succession and Obama can't be president constitutionally even though the chance...

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by tmu101
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pres-Elect Biden's proposed cabinet and WH top staff picks
Replies: 82
Views: 4580

Re: Pres-Elect Biden's proposed cabinet and WH top staff picks

Not that Biden would ask nor would Obama want one but is it theoretically possible to nominate and confirm a past president to a cabinet position? I've always wondered that. I know cabinet positions are part of order of succession and Obama can't be president constitutionally even though the chance ...

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by tmu101
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines at the EWR new terminal 1
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: Airlines at the EWR new terminal 1

Slightly off topic but are any of the FedEx facilities going to be modified or moved to account for new taxiways supporting aircraft movements into and out of the Terminal One ramp? Of all the renditions out there it's kind of hard to visualize how these with the FedEx facilities will coexist. Thanks!

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by tmu101
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 7534

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

Is it me or has news about Pence been quiet all of a sudden? You hear if Trump Biden Harris going everywhere and criss-crossing states like PA to campaign but it seems like it has been quiet about Pence esp. his campaign activities the last week. Any Vice President with a lick of sense during a ree...

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by tmu101
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions
Replies: 122
Views: 7534

Re: US Presidential Election Swing State Predictions

Is it me or has news about Pence been quiet all of a sudden? You hear if Trump Biden Harris going everywhere and criss-crossing states like PA to campaign but it seems like it has been quiet about Pence esp. his campaign activities the last week.

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by tmu101
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

TMU101 - Now you know what. Coppell went through when 17C was renovated and 17L usage went way up. Glad that’s over. I know what you mean. Under normal circumstances 13R gets a fair amount of traffic but it's been esp busy lately and i love it. :bouncy: My favorite is when we get STRONG northwester...

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by tmu101
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

Re: DFW Runway 17C/35C

From my understanding (and again, I could be wrong), I believe they are going asphalt when they rehab one of the 18/36 runways (I forget which one is first). According to this, it's 18R/36L, and you are correct that it will be asphalt. That graphic says that construction should have started by now,...

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by tmu101
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Runway 17C/35C
Replies: 19
Views: 3558

DFW Runway 17C/35C

Hi all - just curious if anyone here might know why DFW's Runway 17C/35C was resurfaced using asphalt versus concrete during its last overhaul. I was looking at a recent aerial shot and noticed this. Also the adjoining taxi ways were resurfaced with concrete. Any insight into why the use of the two ...

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by tmu101
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Technical Cheat sheet for aerospace and aeronautical engineers
Replies: 10
Views: 3766

Re: Technical Cheat sheet for aerospace and aeronautical engineers

Bruhn is like the Bible of structural analysts.

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by tmu101
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 26992

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2020

This evening (October 2) i was in Southlake and lo and behold a United 777 was landing directly overhead on 13R. FlightAware says it was United #2502 (77W) --> LAX-DFW. I'm assuming it was a charter? Anyone know for what? Just curious - rarely do such birds arrive in DFW (unless a diversion from IAH...

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by tmu101
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come SQ never operated the 77L on SIN - EWR?
Replies: 12
Views: 2131

Re: How come SQ never operated the 77L on SIN - EWR?

Antarius wrote:

btw full disclosure I'm a big fan of the a345


TOTALLY agree - one of the prettiest planes; perfectly proportioned with those beautiful engines. :cloudnine:

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by tmu101
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4707
Views: 761375

Re: How’s UA’s GUM operation at the moment?

My brother-in-law just transferred to GUM for a three year commitment. Was driving the A320 series and made the switch to the 73 just for this. Was there only about a month and bam furlough notice (he says a min of three months - anyone hired 2016 or later got one). He said United will move them bac...

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