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by friendlyskies22
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 84
Views: 12966

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

...now Pima just needs a 747...they were rumored to get a GE 747-100 (Line #25) but apparently haven't seen it yet. The USAF AF1&2 won't be available for at least 4 years, in the Trumpsters second term. A more notable acquisition would be a UA 747-400, as there are 18 sitting in the desert in VC...

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by friendlyskies22
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 produced heading to a Museum
Replies: 84
Views: 12966

Re: First 777 produced heading to a Museum

...now it's time to get Line #7, N777UA into a United Museum. It was #1 delivered, and flew in revenue service over 5 years before B-HNL, June, 1995.

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by friendlyskies22
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 3452

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

Kalitta Air?
Although, their website just shows the 747-400 & 767-300 as active haulers.

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10260

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

Just drove by OGG, most ticket counters covered in plastic...no UA, AA ops today...havent heard what DL is doing....little rain at this morning, not much wind right now. West side (Lahaina) a mess with a brush fire, and the highway is closed around the Pali... Gonna be a mess at OGG tomorrow trying ...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA 777-200 seat maps now 3x4x3
Replies: 12
Views: 1800

Re: UA 777-200 seat maps now 3x4x3

twolz2rn guess you haven't flown for awhile. You didn't mention whether you were going domestic or international. All the UA domestic 777's have been 10 across for a year or so, and some others are converted as well. Go to UAL.com, travel info, Inflight services, Aircraft detail, click on 777-200 an...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Cam
Replies: 5
Views: 988

Engine Cam

Engine Cams In light of recent engine malfunctions (UA1175, BA2276, WN1380) I am wondering if aircraft manufacturers or airlines have considered HD video cams aimed toward the engines to give the cockpit crew an instant view of the engine? As I recall, AA tried a nosewheel cam at one time, and a for...

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15267

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

"...United will never preserve any of their retired 747s. Delta did it as they already have a museum and the the 747-451 they preserved is the first 747-400 built. That was the main reason that Delta preserved a 747." ... Delta pride inspired employees to buy a 767 for the company, which i...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home
Replies: 42
Views: 15267

Re: Ex-UA 744 finds a new home

reffado wrote:
F27500 wrote:
Sad end to a classic well-cared for bird .. ending up with something called Max Air in Nigeria … RIP, 744.


I'm pretty sure that's a better end than the scrappers, and that was just about the only other choice.


There is another choice for one of the 16 UA 744's sitting at VCV: A United Museum !

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by friendlyskies22
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1
Replies: 44
Views: 3413

Re: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1

Re FAT UA mainline; I think the SFO-FAT-SFO bird would just otherwise RON overnight at SFO, and I have flown this flight SFO-FAT about 8 times in the past year, and it always seems to have a good load. It was full the other night, probably mostly with connections. Only negative is the SFO taxi times...

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by friendlyskies22
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1
Replies: 44
Views: 3413

Re: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1

Re reductions; doesn't make sense, the SFO 319 carries good loads both in and out of FAT, and I thought UA saved overnight fees by using FAT vs. SFO for that aircraft. The morning DEN flights carry good loads also and should be something other than the CR2 with the requirement to wait to retrieve ga...

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6361

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

No UA 744 to an aviation museum?
.
Sad...........

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by friendlyskies22
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93750

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

How about the return flight HNL-SFO? (Or maybe HNL-VCV...?!)

And how about a donation to a aviation museum???

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 744 utilization with full fleet
Replies: 21
Views: 3077

Re: United 744 utilization with full fleet

"I did LAX-DEN on a UA 744 a few times in between '97 and '99. Always thought it was odd."

As a LAX gate agent, I worked a 742 LAX-DEN flight back in the 70's (HNL-LAX tag) and they did a full
cocktail/dinner service in 1 hour 48 minutes in F and Y. Pretty incredible.

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is VCV publicly accessible?
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Is VCV publicly accessible?

Re VCV, no way. It's an public airport, with security like any other operating airport. Most the retired/stored aircraft are directly adjacent to the 15,000' Runway 17/35. Some aircraft could be returned to service, so airlines/manufacturers would not want someone wandering around. The airport is us...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is there a 747-200 cockpit on public display in U.S.?
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Is there a 747-200 cockpit on public display in U.S.?

There's a cockpit and FC section of a Flying Tigers 747-100 at the Hiller Museum in San Carlos, CA
(just south of SFO).
Last time I sat in there I had plenty of time to look things over and pretend I was the pilot. Nice.

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 431
Views: 93750

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

No UA 744 to a Museum?

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 65088

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

good discussion...
.
"We learn from our mistakes..."

...and we learn from our near-misses as well...
.

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by friendlyskies22
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 31338

Re: UA Destroys $42,000 Wheelchair

Firstly, "Terminal D" lets avoid the sensationalist language. The item appears to be damaged, not destroyed. I am guessing this was a last minute add to the cargo pit, so it went into the manual pit vs. containerized. It probably should have been crated, not just placed in the pit unsecure...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: June 14 - last scheduled UA 747 from NRT
Replies: 26
Views: 5419

Re: June 14 - last scheduled UA 747 from NRT

N174UA now showing VCV-MEI (Meridan, MS) ??
New scrapper facility, along with TUP (Tupelo, MS)?
Google maps and street view doesn't indicate many aircraft sitting around...
Wonder why it went to VCV for a few hours?

Hope they save one for Fleet Week SF in October,
and any word on a Museum donation?

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights at SJC and SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3552

Re: International flights at SJC and SAN

irelayer said: The limiting factor is the airport and it's many limitations, not the size of the demand, and that's the truth. The only option for a new airport is dual-use at Miramar, and that's never going to happen. ... If SAN government doesn't push for a Miramar facility they are really missing...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri May 26, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 13749

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

UA 266 Jan 18, 1969, 4 minutes after takeoff from LAX. B727 was dispatched with one generator inop. Acft lost an engine on climb, then the 3rd generator shut down, shutting off all power to instruments. The crew could not find the backup power switch in the darkness and became disoriented over the o...

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by friendlyskies22
Sat May 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Seat Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: UA Domestic 777 Seat Layout

Only 777's from IAH to Hawaii are to HNL, not KOA. If your origin point is MCI, you'd be making 2
plane changes, one in IAH and another in HNL to HA. Probably easier to go MCI-SFO-KOA.
Once you pass the west coast, not much to see out the window, unless you like looking at water...

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by friendlyskies22
Tue May 02, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5266

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

while we're discussing UA and Hawaii, one of the interesting flights that UA operated to HNL occurred on August 19, 1974. The aircraft, a DC-8-62 had a stretcher set up over the C/D seats in FC, and the passenger travelling JFK-HNL was Charles Lindbergh. For those of you under 40, I have a link belo...

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by friendlyskies22
Mon May 01, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5266

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

to add to the airport list, don't forget:
Chuuk TKK
Kosrae KSA
Pohnpei PNI
and Kwajalein KWA

KWA is where the USAF sent the Minuteman III 5 days ago from Vandenberg AFB

You can't get off there to stretch your legs while flying the UA 738 Island Hopper,
as it's a military base

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by friendlyskies22
Mon May 01, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5266

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

The Boeing 377, a derivative of the B-29 first flew to Hawaii with Pan Am in 1949. UA flew the model
to Hawaii in January, 1950. The aircraft had maintenance problems with the huge engines. There were
only 55 built.

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by friendlyskies22
Mon May 01, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5266

UA Hawaii Anniversary

70 years ago today, UA began service between SFO-HNL, utilizing Douglas DC-6 aircraft. The flight took 8 1/2 hours. There was no commercial air service between the mainland and the islands during the war. Compare UA flight times with Pan Am in 1940. That service took 17 hours to make the trip, using...

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by friendlyskies22
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320361

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Re UA 744 retirements, I wonder why some are going to TUP and others to VCV?
Maybe TUP birds are scapper bound and newer VCV birds are just active storage?
N182UA has 26 years, 2 of the VCV birds are only 20 years old.

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89531

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Hello SanFan: a couple things 1) has the TIJ/CBX operation affected SAN numbers at all? 2) Hopefully with UA rethinking domestic service, perhaps your airport will see one of the 19 reconfigured domestic 777's for ORD or east coast service. (HNL or OGG service would be nice also.) 3. Keep thinking N...

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Start ORD/EWR-SJC
Replies: 37
Views: 4910

Re: UA To Start ORD/EWR-SJC

Great news, now how about some SJC-HNL & OGG service, altho hard to compete with HA WB service.
Maybe UA could start putting some of those reconfigured 777's on the route?

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 89531

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Hi SanFan: Has there been any recent discussion on moving SAN to NKX (Miramar)? Everyone knows the facility/location shortcomings at SAN, and NKX resolves most of those shortcomings, including excellent freeway access, double runways, huge amounts of open space to the east and west. Send those Marin...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 732 Ever Get Replaced?
Replies: 71
Views: 16191

RE: Will The 732 Ever Get Replaced?

wanna see some -200s? Head over to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>/ITO/KOA/LIH/<acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym> and watch Aloha Air Cargo run their cargo flights, al...

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by friendlyskies22
Sun May 22, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Announcement / Event June 2
Replies: 187
Views: 37823

RE: UA Announcement / Event June 2

FA Contract?
Only 6 years in the making...

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