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by artsyman
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN)
Replies: 267
Views: 100819

RE: Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pvjin" class="quote" target="_blank">pvjin</a> (<a href="#64" class="quote">Reply 64</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> That would be me. W...

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by artsyman
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 12
Replies: 244
Views: 37965

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 12

I keep seeing comments like this that ignore seemingly obvious reasons why it cannot be the case. I've read how the co-pilot was unconscious from a decompression from various reasons including broken windshield etc. So did this decompression only affect the co-pilot and no one else ?. The Captain ca...

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by artsyman
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 12
Replies: 244
Views: 37965

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 12

And did he swap the altitude from 38,000 to 96ft while unconscious ? <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/francoflier" class="quote" target="_blank">francoflier</a> (<a href="#223" ...

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by artsyman
Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Go Arounds And Accident Frequency
Replies: 33
Views: 11080

RE: Go Arounds And Accident Frequency

Often the third one is the charm. Seems like a lot of accidents seem to happen when they get to the third attempt.

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by artsyman
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3
Replies: 300
Views: 76845

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3

Personally if what I have read is true about the fire coming from the air conditioning unit, then I think it's worse than it being another battery incident. It means that now there are two active problems causing fires on 787's as opposed to just one.

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by artsyman
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow
Replies: 254
Views: 76606

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow

UA in the earlier days of the 787 had a number of electrical problems with the aircraft that forced diversions (I think the big deal one was into <acronym title="New Orleans - Louis Armstrong International (Moisant Field) (MSY / KMSY), USA - Louisiana">MSY</acronym>). Not classified as a fire per sa...

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by artsyman
Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of United's Domestic IFE
Replies: 60
Views: 9298

RE: Future Of United's Domestic IFE

The UA Direct Tv jets have had a software tweak and now have the live Map. Not all updated yet, but it's on a number of them already.

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by artsyman
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL: Value Added Of Backwards Facing C Seats
Replies: 52
Views: 19039

RE: UAL: Value Added Of Backwards Facing C Seats

It actually has to do with saving space. The foot well of the person facing backwards goes into the space below the tvs at the feet of the person facing forward etc. This is why the foot space isn't very wide. This saves about 18 inches per row, and allows for an extra row of seats over all front fa...

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by artsyman
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What`s That Thing On A B737-300 (winglets)
Replies: 20
Views: 5482

RE: What`s That Thing On A B737-300 (winglets)

They are headlights. They go up and down as needed

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by artsyman
Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Announces Possible New 787 Routes From IAH
Replies: 49
Views: 14223

RE: CO Announces Possible New 787 Routes From IAH

Oddly enough, <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> just dropped their Hamburg to New York service citing strong competition from Continental as their reason. They are the only two players on that route, and Continental was flying a 757, while <acronym title="Emirates (United...

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by artsyman
Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Possible 777-300er Purchase
Replies: 81
Views: 14699

RE: CO Possible 777-300er Purchase

They certainly would not get used on <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> or many of the other routes listed above. You would see them going to <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>, <acronym titl...

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by artsyman
Sat Nov 10, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 10 Divert On 9 NOV
Replies: 13
Views: 4509

RE: CO 10 Divert On 9 NOV

Diverted for Mechanical, then crew went illegal

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by artsyman
Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Possible 777-300er Purchase
Replies: 81
Views: 14699

RE: CO Possible 777-300er Purchase

While I am awaiting confirmation of this, I'll add my hat to the pile of people that think its a good idea. Continental seems to be in a holding pattern on new routes due to lack of aircraft. How soon could Continental get them assuming they wanted them right away. How available are decent slots on ...

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by artsyman
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?
Replies: 20
Views: 1699

RE: Who Allready Runs MacOS X.5 Leopard?

I have been using for a week also. Installed fine, works great, love stacks. I guess it comes down to what sort of a user you are. For me, stacks helps keep my desktop free of clutter, yet still keeping stuff visible enough to not be out of sight

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by artsyman
Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Starts EWR-BOM Non-Stop
Replies: 78
Views: 12152

RE: CO Starts EWR-BOM Non-Stop

Congrats to <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, but as one poster already stated - without a flat bed, that would be agony **** This flat bed issue really gets taken too far. a few months ago I flew on Singapore Airlines from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / K...

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by artsyman
Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Nonrev Benefits On Other Airlines?
Replies: 22
Views: 4550

RE: Why Nonrev Benefits On Other Airlines?

They give them to you, so that in return you will give it to them. It really just expands the perk at no cost to yourself or them. This also helps commuters, not just the leisure travel

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by artsyman
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Load Factors For XJet
Replies: 96
Views: 8464

RE: Updated Load Factors For XJet

I think the bean counters at XJET will be a lot more interested in the significant growth in load factors from month to month, than the fact that they are a little low at the moment. If they maintain the current growth, or anything similar, their planes will be full in a few months. To get to that p...

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by artsyman
Fri Jul 13, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motor Trend: G37S Vs. 335i Coupe
Replies: 110
Views: 6692

RE: Motor Trend: G37S Vs. 335i Coupe

I finally read this article today, and while it did have the BMW defeated, the only category that they had the G37 ahead in was price. If you look at every single performance statistic, the BMW won in every single field. 0-20 0-30 0-40 0-50 0-60 0-100 .. all the way through the 1/4 mile. The BMW won...

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by artsyman
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPhone Stress
Replies: 20
Views: 1901

RE: IPhone Stress

The Iphone comes with the dock included, it is nlot a separate purchase

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by artsyman
Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Announces DFW-LGA
Replies: 117
Views: 9410

RE: NW Announces DFW-LGA

This is not about trying to steal passengers from <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> on this route, this is about forcing <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> to match their fares on this route. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> will massively...

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by artsyman
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Mac Is Acting Strange
Replies: 21
Views: 2635

RE: My Mac Is Acting Strange

Klaus basically said the same thing I said

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by artsyman
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Mac Is Acting Strange
Replies: 21
Views: 2635

RE: My Mac Is Acting Strange

To me it soundsl ike you downloaded the programs, and then ran them from the desktop. Then eventually ejected the original files rendering the icons on the dock empty (hence the ? in the old icon) If you download the programs, then drag the actual application file into Applications, and then drag th...

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by artsyman
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question To Those Who Have Flown On SQ21 EWR-SIN
Replies: 24
Views: 8057

RE: Question To Those Who Have Flown On SQ21 EWR-SIN

I did this flight, and a number if similar flights last year (<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>, <acronym title="Newark - Liberty I...

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by artsyman
Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cutting A Cats Nails
Replies: 20
Views: 1877

RE: Cutting A Cats Nails

Sure, spend $40 bucks and take him to the vet and have them do it. It will save you a ton of stress, save your cat a ton of stress (despite what you think). The vet is used to this, good at it, and not emotionally involved. We struggled with this for years with our cat, then one day at the vet, we m...

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by artsyman
Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 757 Is The End Of Inflight Trans Atl Service
Replies: 89
Views: 18390

RE: The 757 Is The End Of Inflight Trans Atl Service

I am not sure why the 757 is being blamed for this. Take a flight on a lot of British Airways widebodies, United's widebodies and Delta widebodies, and you'll see the same lack of PTV in coach, this is not a narrowbody issue

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by artsyman
Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Delays June 8th
Replies: 20
Views: 3048

RE: JFK Delays June 8th

waiting for 5:00 when US Airways service deck opens and I can ask them if I can get booked to the 8:00 flight.
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Why don't you call them, if you wait until they are open at the airport, you will get nowhere.

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by artsyman
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MId-air Delta Plane Drama Off Bermuda
Replies: 49
Views: 18696

RE: MId-air Delta Plane Drama Off Bermuda

What was the weather like at the time. Maybe the ceiling, winds, or weather was at such a level that 1500 was the best altitude

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by artsyman
Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When Only The Captain Can Land
Replies: 64
Views: 7299

RE: When Only The Captain Can Land

Further to my last post. You might as well not even have the FO there if he cannot fly the plane. Why would they bother to put him there at all.

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by artsyman
Wed Jun 06, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When Only The Captain Can Land
Replies: 64
Views: 7299

RE: When Only The Captain Can Land

Please ALSO note that a serving captain felt it necessary to cancel a recent flight because if he'd had a heart attack his F/O wouldn't have been able to fly the aeroplane without the autopilot ***** There is no way that any major US airline would schedule a FO on a commercial flight that does not k...

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by artsyman
Sat May 26, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google Earth Houston Discovery
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

RE: Google Earth Houston Discovery

Strange, must be some new design where the engines change from being on the wing while in flight to on the fuselage while on the ground. **** Yes, I used to be baffled by this also, but as you mentioned, this is a phenomenon that is very specific to runway 27 at <acronym title="Houston - George Bush...

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by artsyman
Sat May 26, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google Earth Houston Discovery
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

RE: Google Earth Houston Discovery

The plane on the runway and the one about to touch down are the same plane. As someone else mentioned, this is two different photos taken probably a second apart

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by artsyman
Fri May 25, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Objects To BA LHR-U.S. Request
Replies: 76
Views: 10487

RE: US Airways Objects To BA LHR-U.S. Request

Just buy the slots at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, US - and stop moaning. **** There are no slots to buy. This is why the US carriers have been complaining. Its all well and good to say that now anyone can fly in, but if they don't allow you to have ...

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by artsyman
Fri May 11, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Been Told You Were "Too Big?"
Replies: 77
Views: 5457

RE: Have You Ever Been Told You Were "Too Big?"

Oddly enough, the UK newspaper (if you could call it that) "The Sun" had a Top 10 excuses to avoid sleeping with someone without hurting their feelings... and... your story was number one on the list. I guess they figured most men would focus more on the compliment of being too big, than the fact th...

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by artsyman
Mon May 07, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH-ABZ Soon To Be A Reality?
Replies: 44
Views: 5723

RE: IAH-ABZ Soon To Be A Reality?

What part of that route requires ETOPS 75? It's pretty much all over land, and between airports in <acronym title="Brymon Airways (United Kingdom) and Skymark Airlines (Japan)">BC</acronym> and <acronym title="Air Asia (Malaysia)">AK</acronym>, there should be no need for ETOPS **** <acronym title="...

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by artsyman
Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?
Replies: 8
Views: 7686

RE: Continental's Longest Served 737-900 Route?

I have flown EWR-SAN on the 739 a number of times.

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by artsyman
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Massive Northeast Storm 4/15-4/17
Replies: 51
Views: 8754

RE: Massive Northeast Storm 4/15-4/17

Rain and winds while annoying will only slow things down. The reason for the major chaos the last time around was based on the freezing rain / ice issues that were rendering aircraft that had just been deiced unflyable after mere minutes. Without significant freezing, the chaos "should" be avoided.

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by artsyman
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO OnePass... Worthless
Replies: 52
Views: 6491

RE: CO OnePass... Worthless

Also, I don't see what being Platinum has to do with reward travel. To the best of my knowledge (which may be deficient), you Elite status doesn't magically make reward seats available to you that aren't otherwise available. **** Actually it does. The availability for Platinum members is significant...

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by artsyman
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO OnePass... Worthless
Replies: 52
Views: 6491

RE: CO OnePass... Worthless

Well for me, Onepass is good a few different levels: 1) Unlimited Elite Upgrades - As a primarily domestic flyer - I flew approx 100 upgradeable (not Express) segments on Continental last year, and was upgraded on all of them except for 6 flights. 2) Being based in Houston, no one can touch Continen...

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by artsyman
Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO OnePass... Worthless
Replies: 52
Views: 6491

RE: CO OnePass... Worthless

But if their best customers can't get seats, the value of the program is dramatically diminished. **** Unfortunately Concordeboy (as nice as he may be) is not one of Continental's Best Customers. With no status at all on the airline, it is tough to redeem miles. Myself as a Platinum Onepass Member h...

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by artsyman
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO´s New 777-200ER Is Here!
Replies: 98
Views: 20163

RE: CO´s New 777-200ER Is Here!

Oddly enough, this aircraft is going to work a whole bunch of <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty Internati...

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by artsyman
Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And CO Remain Firm On Pilot Rest Rules
Replies: 56
Views: 6195

RE: AA And CO Remain Firm On Pilot Rest Rules

This potential change is also less productive for the pilots, not just the airlines. The pilot who is forced to sit an extra days in a foreign city is not being paid to sit there, he only gets paid for his taxi and flight time. These things are a balance, and despite the comments on a few on here, t...

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by artsyman
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 853 ORD / Sbgr Engine Failure Right Now
Replies: 19
Views: 5144

RE: UA 853 ORD / Sbgr Engine Failure Right Now

They don't shoot frozen turkeys at any engine.
****

Actually they did. One after the other for quite a while. It is in the certification video for the GE90's. Quite amusing to watch.

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by artsyman
Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 853 ORD / Sbgr Engine Failure Right Now
Replies: 19
Views: 5144

RE: UA 853 ORD / Sbgr Engine Failure Right Now

Why is it that the 777 can have frozen turkeys shot at it from a cannon multiple times per minute, yet the 767 experiences catastrophic engine failure and catches fire.

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by artsyman
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Buys 5 789 And Converts 12 788 To 789
Replies: 122
Views: 14953

RE: CO Buys 5 789 And Converts 12 788 To 789

The 767-200, and 400 will not be scheduled to receive the "upgrade" since the fleet is on its way "out the door" in the next few years when the 787's are introduced **** This is not based on fact at all. The reason for the upgrades in the 757 is that the aircraft is now operating on long internation...

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by artsyman
Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SHV-DFW Pics Of Xjet Fleet
Replies: 8
Views: 4973

RE: SHV-DFW Pics Of Xjet Fleet

You're right; all ERJ''s removed from the CO fleet are 145-XR's, so they all have winglets installed at the factory.
*****

This is actually not true. The aircraft pulled from the Expressjet fleet were a mix of both the 145's.

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by artsyman
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is It Me, Or Did Sting Forget How To Sing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2926

RE: Is It Me, Or Did Sting Forget How To Sing?

He couldn't even sing the chorus! How did he sound "great?"
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That is how they have always performed Roxanne, so the chorus was as normal as far as he was concerned.

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by artsyman
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is It Me, Or Did Sting Forget How To Sing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2926

RE: Is It Me, Or Did Sting Forget How To Sing?

Personally I thought they sounded great. That band rules

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by artsyman
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO @ BNA?
Replies: 25
Views: 2274

RE: CO @ BNA?

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by artsyman
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO @ BNA?
Replies: 25
Views: 2274

RE: CO @ BNA?

There was a Continental 737-300 at BNA today.

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