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by 737doctor
Wed May 24, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera Gear Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3370

Camera Gear Question

I have been away from this site for a long time, but I need some advice about some gear and figured that some of the experts here could assist me. Recently I did a photo shoot for an organization who is having a national convention later this summer. They want me to take some portrait-type shots for...

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by 737doctor
Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earth Shattering WN Rumor...round 2
Replies: 69
Views: 16208

RE: Earth Shattering WN Rumor...round 2

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by 737doctor
Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Paint Scheme Update - Shamu Moves To -700's
Replies: 26
Views: 5960

RE: WN Paint Scheme Update - Shamu Moves To -700's

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by 737doctor
Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New SWA Special Livery On 6/14
Replies: 135
Views: 15832

RE: Rumor: New SWA Special Livery On 6/14

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by 737doctor
Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Hiring Flight Attendants
Replies: 36
Views: 6733

RE: NWA Hiring Flight Attendants

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by 737doctor
Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scabs At NW- Harmful Or Helpful
Replies: 37
Views: 3519

RE: Scabs At NW- Harmful Or Helpful

Yeah, who cares as long as YOU, the flying public, are not inconvenienced. Let the management who, through inepitude and mismanagement, got the company into such a mess now walk all over the workers. It's all good as long as you get your $99 ticket. Scabs need to remember one thing: The stigma of cr...

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by 737doctor
Fri May 27, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Wants To Eliminate Half Of Their Mechanics!
Replies: 153
Views: 9010

RE: NWA Wants To Eliminate Half Of Their Mechanics!

I've been reading this off an on during my breaks all day... I love it when people who don't know anything about my job try to tell me what salary I should be making. For the record, I do not make six figures, although our mechanics are among the highest paid in the industry. There are very few jobs...

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by 737doctor
Fri May 27, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beyond Red V. Blue--Great Survey
Replies: 62
Views: 1903

RE: Beyond Red V. Blue--Great Survey

Enterpriser here.

Filler, filler, filler.

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by 737doctor
Wed May 25, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AMT Day...again
Replies: 11
Views: 2733

AMT Day...again

Well, it's AMT Day again (at least for a few more hours) and I chose to break my silence and just say "Happy AMT Day". Last year, this thread turned into an ugly discussion about "maintainers" vs "mechanics". For a good laugh as you stroll down memory lane, read this: <a href="http://www.airliners.n...

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by 737doctor
Tue May 10, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Watermarking Images
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

RE: Watermarking Images

Thanks, DLKAPA. That seems to work beautifully for a visible watermark.

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by 737doctor
Tue May 10, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Watermarking Images
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

RE: Watermarking Images

No these are some pictures that I took for an organization and several copies of these pictures will end up in a number of peoples' hands. I will be asking these people to use the pictures for personal use, but you know how that goes. I'm just trying to cut down on unauthorized use.

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by 737doctor
Tue May 10, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Watermarking Images
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Watermarking Images

I'm looking for a quality, inexpensive program to digitally and visibly watermark some of my images in order to protect them. Have any of you had much experience with these type of programs and could you give me any advice/recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

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by 737doctor
Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Removing Sharpie And Smudges From Prints
Replies: 6
Views: 4804

RE: Removing Sharpie And Smudges From Prints

Nevermind guys, carefully applied isopropyl alcohol worked just fine on the Sharpie...

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by 737doctor
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Removing Sharpie And Smudges From Prints
Replies: 6
Views: 4804

Removing Sharpie And Smudges From Prints

I was fortunate enough to have Herb and Colleen sign some prints of mine that I intend to have matted and framed so they can be raffled off for charity. In the process, Colleen made a mistake on one of the prints drawing a heart or something, then signed it in another spot. Also, during the time the...

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by 737doctor
Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's "fuelmizer" Modifications...
Replies: 15
Views: 5785

RE: WN's "fuelmizer" Modifications...

***UPDATE***

The evaluation period is over and the results were disappointing. The three aircraft will now be de-rigged by maintenance.

737doc

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by 737doctor
Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is The BIG WN News?
Replies: 41
Views: 12472

RE: Where Is The BIG WN News?

As I mentioned in another thread, all it turned out to be was that CNN came to the maintenance facility to interview Herb. That's the story I'm getting around here. That's all it was.

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by 737doctor
Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28341

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

So here's the skinny on the announcement...

The story around here is that CNN came to interview Herb. The C-check boys left their plane in the hangar as a back drop for the interview...

That's it. That's the big news.

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by 737doctor
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-200 Retirement Magazine Article
Replies: 6
Views: 4425

RE: Southwest 737-200 Retirement Magazine Article

Tom,

Who was the photographer?

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by 737doctor
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28341

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

As I mentioned in another thread... Take this with a grain of salt, but the C-Check mechanics were told to leave their plane in the hangar this morning for Herb to use as a backdrop for a press conference. They were told by their supervisor that we were going to announce service to Mexico. However, ...

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by 737doctor
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is The BIG WN News?
Replies: 41
Views: 12472

RE: Where Is The BIG WN News?

Take this with a grain of salt, but the C-Check mechanics were told to leave their plane in the hangar this morning for Herb to use as a backdrop for a press conference. They were told by their supervisor that we were going to announce service to Mexico. However, this is just one of many rumors I've...

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by 737doctor
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N96SW To OPF On 02-23
Replies: 19
Views: 5217

RE: N96SW To OPF On 02-23

Actually it wasn't a mistake at all. It was due for paint and got painted blue.

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by 737doctor
Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porn On Plane
Replies: 74
Views: 20622

RE: Porn On Plane

Just so you know...

Bits of porn are strategically hidden in the cockpit of almost every commercial plane...under caps and blanking plates, etc.

You hust have to know where to look...  Big grin

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by 737doctor
Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SWA AMT's I Need Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 2626

RE: SWA AMT's I Need Advice

Yes, be yourself, be personable and be enthusiastic. The People Department loves to see enthusiastic applicants. Then afterwards, be patient and persistent. The hiring process takes a long time and persistence can go a long way. Keep in contact with the People Department and let them know that you r...

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by 737doctor
Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 W/o "eyebrows"...
Replies: 152
Views: 24063

RE: First 737 W/o "eyebrows"...

As far as the new -700 that got damaged in the towing accident, it has made things very interesting for us here in Heavy <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym>. Since we don't have a spare stab and Boeing won't let us have one, we are having to rob a stab off of every -700 that com...

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by 737doctor
Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's "fuelmizer" Modifications...
Replies: 15
Views: 5785

RE: WN's "fuelmizer" Modifications...

Yes Bagsmasher. Do a search under the Tech/Ops forum for "The 727 that fell out of the sky"... Good reading.

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by 737doctor
Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR's Newest Form Of Advertising On Their Aircraft
Replies: 40
Views: 5360

RE: FR's Newest Form Of Advertising On Their Aircraft

The children's drawings were only done on one aircraft, "The Spirit of Hope" to call attention to our primary corporate charity, the Ronald McDonald House...a bit more worthy of a cause than companies trying to deluge captive consumers with excessive advertising in order to make a buck.

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by 737doctor
Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's "fuelmizer" Modifications...
Replies: 15
Views: 5785

RE: WN's "fuelmizer" Modifications...

Here I go again, risking getting in trouble for giving away all our "secrets".  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> As mentioned before, three aircraft have gotten the mod, which consisted of replacing the inboard flap cable drum assemblies and outboard flap fairi...

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by 737doctor
Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 W/o "eyebrows"...
Replies: 152
Views: 24063

RE: First 737 W/o "eyebrows"...

<i>A part of me hates the fact that you will never see these things again. Same will be true about the old paint scheme...the day will eventually come when you wont see that anymore.</i> Not true Silver1, three aircraft will remain in the original colors: The Herb Kelleher, the Colleen Barrett and t...

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by 737doctor
Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737 W/o "eyebrows"...
Replies: 152
Views: 24063

RE: First 737 W/o "eyebrows"...

I would like to interject here... As a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> mechanic in Heavy <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym>, we have to change some or all of the eyebrow windows on every -700 that comes in for a <acronym title="Atlas Air (USA) and Isles o...

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by 737doctor
Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Vs AA Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 4339

RE: Southwest Vs AA Maintenance

<i>When I fly <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> through <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> it seems that there are aircraft mechanics all over the place (ramp and terminal). When I fly Southwest through one of their mainte...

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by 737doctor
Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation... Better Than Sex?
Replies: 35
Views: 6424

RE: Aviation... Better Than Sex?

Aviation better than sex?

Not even close!!!

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by 737doctor
Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 And HP Outsourcing MX Work To Latin America
Replies: 36
Views: 5533

RE: B6 And HP Outsourcing MX Work To Latin America

Yeah don't mind me....I just work here.

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by 737doctor
Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 And HP Outsourcing MX Work To Latin America
Replies: 36
Views: 5533

RE: B6 And HP Outsourcing MX Work To Latin America

I believe that Southwest outsources the major D inspection.

We do 1/4D, 1/2D and 5Y checks in-house.

Skin lap mods, paint and full D checks are outsourced.

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by 737doctor
Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 And HP Outsourcing MX Work To Latin America
Replies: 36
Views: 5533

RE: B6 And HP Outsourcing MX Work To Latin America

<i>If we are talking about the Air Midwest crash in Charlotte, from what I am reading the <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> was outsourced to Raytheon. The accident report cites improper rigging of the elevator as one of the causes for the crash. I'm still looking for info on ...

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by 737doctor
Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheney Gives Ok For Israel To Attack Iran
Replies: 41
Views: 3377

RE: Cheney Gives Ok For Israel To Attack Iran

Did you read the freaking headline?

Cheney voices concern that Israel may attack Iran

He is saying that he is concerned that Israel might attack Iran, he's not giving the OK.

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by 737doctor
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar Jokes
Replies: 30
Views: 5862

RE: Hangar Jokes

Seal it for fit, paint it for show.

I've always heard a variation of this theme:

Beat to fit, paint to match.  Big grin

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by 737doctor
Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA's "Pajama Party"
Replies: 26
Views: 4379

RE: SWA's "Pajama Party"

Because they were "putting the plane to bed".

Hey don't ask me; I don't come up with this stuff, I just turn wrenches...  Big grin

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by 737doctor
Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-200 Final News
Replies: 72
Views: 8775

RE: Southwest 737-200 Final News

It was indeed a great party. As mentioned above, I got to meet some fellow photographers and my daughter had a wonderful time with her 'ol dad. Good times. Now having said that, the mysterious and enigmatic 737doctor will once again slip off into the shadows... <img src="/discussions/graphics/b...

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by 737doctor
Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Sad Day For Boeing
Replies: 168
Views: 23256

RE: A Sad Day For Boeing

Actually, it's a sad day for me... as one of my photographs was used to in order to try and make a completely ignorant and ridiculous point:

Decades between these 2 airplanes and NO difference!...

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by 737doctor
Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A&P Mechanics License
Replies: 63
Views: 21129

RE: A&P Mechanics License

I've thought about chiming in on this topic too, but does it really matter? In the end, if you really want to do it, you're gonna do it no matter what anyone says. Besides, MxCtrlr said it about as succinctly as anyone could. My advice would be to not put yourself through it, especially if you have ...

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by 737doctor
Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Respectable Jobs
Replies: 58
Views: 4074

RE: Most Respectable Jobs

I was not surprised that I didn't see 'aircraft mechanic' on the list, even here at Airliners.net, nor was I surprised that 'pilot' and 'flight attendant' made more than one list. Just another day for us here in the trenches...

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by 737doctor
Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Writing A Novel In One Month...
Replies: 8
Views: 2185

RE: Writing A Novel In One Month...

I have had a story (loosely based on my aviation experience) floating around in my head for quite some time. I have my outline ready and about 10 characters sketched out.

You??

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by 737doctor
Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Writing A Novel In One Month...
Replies: 8
Views: 2185

Re: Writing A Novel In One Month...

Anyone care to share their usernames at NaNo?

I'm 737doctor there also...

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by 737doctor
Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Day In The LIfe Of A WN Jet
Replies: 16
Views: 6325

RE: A Day In The LIfe Of A WN Jet

Bruce, according to the retirement schedule, the last five -200's are to be retired 16 Jan 05.

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by 737doctor
Wed Oct 27, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Day In The LIfe Of A WN Jet
Replies: 16
Views: 6325

RE: A Day In The LIfe Of A WN Jet

Hey Doc737, what where you drinking that night...??

I think that was a Crown Royal night...  Big grin

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by 737doctor
Sun Oct 24, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Writing A Novel In One Month...
Replies: 8
Views: 2185

RE: Writing A Novel In One Month...

Thanks for posting this, Mitch. I guess I'm crazy enough to try it also...

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by 737doctor
Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Day In The LIfe Of A WN Jet
Replies: 16
Views: 6325

RE: A Day In The LIfe Of A WN Jet

Ask and you shall receive: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1565800/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1565800/</a> I think I was drunk when I responded to it...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" AL...

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by 737doctor
Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Mechanics
Replies: 22
Views: 6751

RE: Aviation Mechanics

I'm one of the lucky ones; I work for a stable airline on evening shift with weekends off and I STILL wouldn't recommend that someone else pursue a career as an aircraft mechanic. Things are good now, but things can change. Even though almost every one of us went through hell to get here, I feel lik...

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by 737doctor
Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is WN So Controversial?
Replies: 77
Views: 8859

RE: Why Is WN So Controversial?

Moman, that is an incredibly weak argument. Capitalism is about survival of the fittest. And although Southwest increased competition, they are not to be blamed for the other airlines' poor business models and/or mismanagement. And I'd get into this more (and still might) but I have to go help keep ...

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by 737doctor
Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Winglets
Replies: 23
Views: 3343

RE: Southwest Winglets

I took a look at the winglet mod status and here are the numbers:

There are 117 aircraft with the mod already installed out of 172; which means that the 68% of the -700 fleet is fitted with winglets. 55 aircraft remain and the planned completion date is sometime in the 1st Q 2005.

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