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by mdsmith11
Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis A Terminal Ambulance
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

RE: Memphis A Terminal Ambulance

Doubt it. I've spent mucho time on the <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> ramp and it's safe to say that the ambulance responds quite often. Many times an "emergency" turns out to be minor, but regardless...they must get there to quickly asess the si...

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by mdsmith11
Thu May 27, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West @ MSY
Replies: 27
Views: 2729

RE: America West @ MSY

Regarding the <acronym title="New Orleans - Louis Armstrong International (Moisant Field) (MSY / KMSY), USA - Louisiana">MSY</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> segments When I first started working at <acronym title="New Orleans - L...

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by mdsmith11
Mon Feb 09, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Fedex DC-10's Still In UAL Colors?
Replies: 22
Views: 7355

Status Of Fedex DC-10's Still In UAL Colors?

Per the topic title, does anyone know when the former UAL DC-10's that <acronym title="Federal Express (USA)">FX</acronym> has will be painted into the <acronym title="Federal Express (USA)">FX</acronym> livery? Says alot about <acronym title="Federal Express (USA)">FX</acronym>'s demand that they n...

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by mdsmith11
Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest's "Wonder Women Scheme"
Replies: 19
Views: 3300

RE: Skywest's "Wonder Women Scheme"

Correct, these planes can be cross utilized for United Express and Delta Connection. I see them operating as both fairly regularly in Memphis.

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by mdsmith11
Tue Oct 07, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Makes Bid For Atlantic Coast
Replies: 2
Views: 3004

RE: Mesa Makes Bid For Atlantic Coast

PHOENIX, Oct 6, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mesa Air Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: MESA) today announced that it has made a proposal to the board of directors of Atlantic Coast Airlines Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACAI) to combine the two companies. The combination would create the leading operator in the regional ...

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by mdsmith11
Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Cutting Almost 1/5 Of MEM Flights
Replies: 1
Views: 2264

NW Cutting Almost 1/5 Of MEM Flights

**direct cut and paste from gomemphis.com** Northwest Airlines announced Wednesday that it is cutting 18 percent of its flights in Memphis, a move that will cost the Memphis-Shelby Airport Authority $1.6 million a year. On Jan. 6, Northwest will cut its Memphis flights from 242 to 198, essentially s...

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by mdsmith11
Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Desert Pics Make Me Feel Old
Replies: 7
Views: 2768

RE: Desert Pics Make Me Feel Old

Hours possibly. Generally when a airliner reaches or approaches 100,000hrs on the airframe it's very geriatric in age. When my employer (United) retired the 727's they averaged about 70-75k hrs apiece. Some of our 767's were going up and over 85k hrs. Just at some point it makes more economic sense ...

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by mdsmith11
Wed Mar 12, 2003 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is The An-225?
Replies: 17
Views: 5761

RE: Where Is The An-225?

On a different, but related note: Every picture that was published had the Russian Space Shuttle (dunno if it was every assigned a name or not) sitting on top of the plane. Since the Russians never launched their space shuttle into orbit, what ever became of it? Was it scrapped? Sitting/hanging in a...

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by mdsmith11
Mon Jan 20, 2003 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CVR-CO., The Play
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

RE: CVR-CO., The Play

CVR Recordings used as an educational to ensure to learn from previous mistakes, YES!

CVR Recordings from an accident/incident to be used as entertainment? Sorry, to me that's in very poor taste for more reasons than I care to type at the moment.

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by mdsmith11
Mon Jan 20, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shoe Bomb Destroys Plane In The Desert
Replies: 26
Views: 5628

RE: Shoe Bomb Destroys Plane In The Desert

Bruce...nice to see ya again...hope that things are going well for ya. I can't believe that all the expensive tests that was undertaken so that the best possible attempt to put this loser away who is just as dumb as he looks....and almost every post is complaining about destroying an L-1011!!! Gee-W...

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by mdsmith11
Thu Dec 12, 2002 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To My Friends At U N I T E D
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

RE: To My Friends At U N I T E D

From a United CSR in MSY that loves all airplanes of all colors and of course my job...well stated from both SJCguy and UAL 1837

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by mdsmith11
Fri Nov 22, 2002 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another A380 Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Yet Another A380 Thread

Has Airbus actually started constructing an Airbus A-380 yet? I know at one time there was talk of having issues of the runway at the factory extended, and even having to buil a new factory all together.

Can anyone confirm or deny? Thanx in advance to all replies.

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by mdsmith11
Mon Mar 18, 2002 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A-380
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

Airbus A-380

Ok... I know, I know that this topic has already been discussed a zillion (and one) times before. Some time ago I even asked this very same question and never got a definate result. What I would like to know is, is the first plane even being built yet? I remember all the hype nearly three years ago ...

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by mdsmith11
Tue Feb 05, 2002 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patroits Arrive In Style On NWA DC-10
Replies: 6
Views: 3252

RE: Patroits Arrive In Style On NWA DC-10

I did not work the patriots charter of course, while that belonged to Norhtwest. However, this morning on the MSY ramp, I had counted no less than 5 different charters just with Northwest DC-10's. That's right, at least 5 different DC-10's from NW were here today. As soon as one would leave, its see...

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by mdsmith11
Mon Feb 04, 2002 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Dash 8
Replies: 5
Views: 932

RE: Long Dash 8

I can recall when I worked for Continental Express in Gulfport Miss, that when American Eagle was there, they had a Saab-340 from GPT to DFW. Not sure what the time was, but I was told at that time it was the longest in Eagle's flights.

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by mdsmith11
Mon Feb 04, 2002 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl Charters Today
Replies: 4
Views: 2173

RE: Super Bowl Charters Today

ChrisNH: One of those trio of charters that left BOS on Thursday was a United A-320. I was on the receiving end of it here in New Orleans. was on the ground for about 40 min while it unloaded, got some petrol and left for ORD. I was the one who parked it, then pushed it out as it departed. Tom: Hell...

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by mdsmith11
Tue Jan 01, 2002 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 747 At Seattle
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

RE: UAL 747 At Seattle

Ok, so I'm not much of a football fan, but the 49's regularly chater large equipment from us, and during their last visit here to MSY, they brought with them a 747-200, that when it left here, was it's last revenue flight ever...at least in UAL colors. Soooo, on that note was the 40's in town? With ...

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by mdsmith11
Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727s To New Orleans?
Replies: 10
Views: 1640

RE: 727s To New Orleans?

Not sure, but a quick check of their web-site would tell you in case you don't already know...but how 'bout Vanguard. Or....does anyone know what sort of equipment Frontier will use when they innagruate DEN-MSY service? Or do they still have the 737-200's? Enjoy your flight, and if I'm working...be ...

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by mdsmith11
Wed Dec 26, 2001 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taxiing Speeds
Replies: 52
Views: 7426

Southwest Taxi Speeds

Where is the most dangerous place at the airport?

Between a Southwest pilot and his/her gate!

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by mdsmith11
Sat Sep 15, 2001 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One 737-300 Leaves Frontier's Fleet :-(
Replies: 7
Views: 1598

RE: One 737-300 Leaves Frontier's Fleet :-(

Does anyone know which tail it was. Personally I had always liked the Bear Cub plane. While not as colorful as Western Pacific's planes...they are a welcome break in all the same colors as everyone else. My two cent's worth. Mark from UAL @ MSY Bright and Sunny and not a cloud in the sky today

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by mdsmith11
Fri Jun 15, 2001 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery 737-200 At LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 3072

RE: Mystery 737-200 At LAX

LOL @ MattD

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by mdsmith11
Thu Jun 14, 2001 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A-318 And A-380
Replies: 4
Views: 2157

RE: Airbus A-318 And A-380

Well thank ya'll for the answers....now I feel educated and that I learned something new today.

Thanx to everyone!

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by mdsmith11
Wed Jun 13, 2001 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A-318 And A-380
Replies: 4
Views: 2157

Airbus A-318 And A-380

Forgive me if this has been duscussed recently, but I'm not having any luck pulling this up the topic search. My questions is; has the actual construction begun on the the Airbus A-318 and the much hyped A-380? I know that at one time there were questions raised concering even getting a jetway up th...

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by mdsmith11
Fri Apr 20, 2001 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Space Tourist
Replies: 1
Views: 829

RE: Space Tourist

Me again...can't beleive that no-one has yet to post some sort of response to this.... Anyhoo, my personal opinion is rather indifferent. Convincing arguments can be made for all three sides.

Mark from UAL @ MSY

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by mdsmith11
Fri Apr 20, 2001 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Space Tourist
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Space Tourist

As some of you may know, an American named Dennis Tito has paid the Russian Space Agency the equivavelent of $20mil for the privledge of visiting the International Space Station as not much more than a tourist. Of course, NASA is up in arms over this, and I'd like to get some more opinions. 20mil is...

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by mdsmith11
Tue Apr 10, 2001 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions On STL-Hawaii Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

RE: Questions On STL-Hawaii Routes

TWA was one of the pioneers for air-to-air commercial A/C refueling. Usually with cooperation with a USAF KC-10 tanker.

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by mdsmith11
Mon Apr 09, 2001 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Airbus A-320's
Replies: 7
Views: 2527

Air India Airbus A-320's

According to a book that I have (Christy Campbell's "Commercial Aircraft Markings and Profiles") it mentions that Air India had operated some A-320's with four wheeled bogi landing gear. I had also seen (on here) once that they had most of the fleet modified to the standard 2 wheel bogie beacuse the...

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by mdsmith11
Tue Apr 03, 2001 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SERVICE:Gatwick-New Orleans
Replies: 5
Views: 1803

RE: New SERVICE:Gatwick-New Orleans

I can assure you that UAL does still maintain a MSY-IAD-CDG daily flight. Operates eastbound as UA914 and same routing westbound as UA915. Currently the "over the pond" segments are 777 equipment, while MSY-IAD (914) is a 737-300, and IAD-MSY (915) is a 727. Mark from UAL @ MSY (Where I'm off work f...

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by mdsmith11
Mon Apr 02, 2001 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Airbus A-340's
Replies: 16
Views: 2037

Boeing's Airbus A-340's

Sometime ago there was a great commotion when thru a complicated agreement between Boeing and Singapore Airlines. To make a long stroy short, SQ had placed orders for the 777 and even agreed to rid or partially rid their fleet of A-340's. I know that this mess culminated when Boeing had taken delive...

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by mdsmith11
Sun Apr 01, 2001 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Airbus's
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

RE: Braniff Airbus's

Thank ya...I knew that someone woulda had the answers.

Mark from UAL @ MSY

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by mdsmith11
Sun Apr 01, 2001 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Airbus's
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Braniff Airbus's

For awhile it seemd that Brannif simply would not die. I think that airline had many resurections during it's "9-lives". Anyhoo, in one of thse chapters Braniff actually operated Airbus's A-320's. Can anyone tell me how many, some of the more popular routes, and whatever came of those planes...ie, w...

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by mdsmith11
Sun Apr 01, 2001 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Airbus's
Replies: 0
Views: 1006

Braniff Airbus's

For awhile it seemd that Brannif simply would not die. I think that airline had many resurections during it's "9-lives". Anyhoo, in one of thse chapters Braniff actually operated Airbus's A-320's. Can anyone tell me how many, some of the more popular routes, and whatever came of those planes...ie, w...

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by mdsmith11
Wed Mar 28, 2001 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Experience On A NON REV Ticket...
Replies: 37
Views: 5038

NKP_S2

Amen to that. As a seasoned non-rev traveller from US Air, Continental and my current employer of United Air Lines, I've actually had good luck non-rev travelling. So much in fact that some of my co-wokers had gotten a bit jealous of my luck. I've even had more than my share of 1st class seats as we...

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by mdsmith11
Thu Mar 22, 2001 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIR= Free Tacos For Americans (cross Our Fingers!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2001

RE: MIR= Free Tacos For Americans (cross Our Fingers!)

Too damn funny...I love it.

Mark from UAL @ MSY, where the weather is great, but I'm not feeling so good.

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by mdsmith11
Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confessions Of An Airline Nut.
Replies: 152
Views: 5122

RE: Confessions Of An Airline Nut.

For my addition:

You tend to...ahem..."aquire" nearly anything with your favorite airlines (or any logo) on it for your collection.

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by mdsmith11
Mon Feb 12, 2001 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To All Airline Employees
Replies: 75
Views: 9247

RE: To All Airline Employees

United Airlines
CSR (mainly ramp and baggage service for me)
MSY (Nawlins)

Mark from UAL @ MSY

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by mdsmith11
Mon Feb 12, 2001 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Some Airlines Taxi Faster Than Others?
Replies: 47
Views: 4317

RE: Do Some Airlines Taxi Faster Than Others?

With all this taxi speed talk, I gotta ask....what's the most dangerous spot on the airport?

Try between a Southwest Pilot and his/her gate!

Mark from UAL @ MSY (getting ready for another 12 hour day)

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by mdsmith11
Mon Feb 05, 2001 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Dome
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

Boeing In PDX

I stand corrected...than ya.

Mark from UAL @ MSY (where I'm home from another 12 hour day)

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by mdsmith11
Mon Feb 05, 2001 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Dome
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

RE: TWA Dome

Howz 'bout the US Air Arena...(now called US Airways I'm sure) outside of Washington DC...playing there is the Washington Capitals Hockey team.

Mark from UAL @ MSY where it's beautiful outside now.

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by mdsmith11
Sun Jan 07, 2001 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is Getting Way Out Of Hand!
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

And Now Ups!

Yes folks, United Parcel Service has followed FEDEX's lead with a letter of intent for up to 18 models of the A-380 combi. In an unusual marketing agreement, UPS has agreed to sell the passenger seats to Airtran Airlines of Atlanta GA, which will give Airtan it's much desired and sought after routes...

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by mdsmith11
Sun Jan 07, 2001 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is Getting Way Out Of Hand!
Replies: 51
Views: 3429

And Now Fedex!

Federal Express placed and order for 12 A-380 combi models with options for another 30 this afternoon at the local Denny's in a corner booth over a chicken fried steak with salad dinner. The deal was moderated by no less than "The King" Elvis himself. First delivery is scheduled for August 2004.

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by mdsmith11
Fri Jan 05, 2001 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grounded UA 757 At Mke?
Replies: 4
Views: 2657

RE: Grounded UA 757 At Mke?

If you had happened to get the reg number I may be able to help ya out. I'm going to work tonight, and will be able to check with our computers as to the troubles of this particular plane.

Mark from UAL @ MSY (Where it's slowly warming up)

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by mdsmith11
Tue Jan 02, 2001 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential UAL Collectable Timetables
Replies: 0
Views: 936

Potential UAL Collectable Timetables

While not knowing what some of the other carriers have in the way of a published shedule, I know that ours is probably one of the larger ones in regular print. The current one has nearly 800 pages, and yet it's completely free to one and all. The last sections has several pages dedicated to seat map...

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by mdsmith11
Sat Dec 30, 2000 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & TWA Get A's And EWR Movements 12/28/00
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

RE: United & TWA Get A's And EWR Movements 12/28/00

Nice to know that some of my fellow employees will go out of their way to help passengers as needed. yes, it is true that any airlines liability is limited in during weather and ATC constraits....but the common sense flag has to be raised at some time, and this agent I believe did the right thing. I...

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by mdsmith11
Thu Dec 28, 2000 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-revs In 1st Class
Replies: 50
Views: 4719

RE: Non-revs In 1st Class

My two cents worth: Yes, while us employees do get upgraded to First class occasionally, it only will happen AFTER if the plane were to push away from the gate with the First seats on-occupied. For example, if there are two first class seats available for a given trip, and there is myself, and two F...

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by mdsmith11
Sun Dec 24, 2000 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 19 Gate Concourse In GPT Feasable?
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

RE: A 19 Gate Concourse In GPT Feasable?

My two cents worth: Can't see it happening! I had posted once before here that I think that airport authority's priority lits ought to include a parking garage. As good as GPT may be, it's still doing the traveller a dis-service to make them walk nearly a quarter mile to the terminal area. Maybe a p...

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by mdsmith11
Sun Dec 24, 2000 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Vanguard?
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

RE: How Is Vanguard?

For Co Lite: If ya happen to be in the New Orleans area, feel freet o look me up via e-mail. If interested, I will be more than happy to give you a nice stay as long as you want ramp-tour. You'll be so close, ya might as well be throwing bags yourself. Bring lots of film. Mark from UAL @ MSY (where ...

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by mdsmith11
Fri Dec 22, 2000 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A318?
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

RE: Airbus A318?

Can't confirm or deny, but I had heard that Airbus is serioulsy reconsidering the whole project since the it appears that most jetways won't be able to meet up with the plane without striking the (or coming very close) to the wing mounted engine. I know that here in MSY we are restricted from parkin...

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by mdsmith11
Fri Dec 22, 2000 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Plane Registration Numbers
Replies: 23
Views: 2354

RE: Interesting Plane Registration Numbers

Not too long ago someone had started a thread of a British Airways A-320 that had the registration of G-BUSH. And now for my personal favorite, I knew that the Nike corporation at one (and may still) have a corporate Gulfstream with the Registration of N-IKE-US. Mark from UAL @ MSY (where it's curre...

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by mdsmith11
Fri Dec 22, 2000 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Main Tire
Replies: 8
Views: 1740

RE: Biggest Main Tire

Nope, the 727 has the largest main tire. In fact the '27 main tire is the largest and heaviest in our (UAL) fleet. All of our tires arrive as AOG shipments in the lower cargo compartments and the '27 tire has a weight of about 400-415 pounds or so. Not much fun to take out of the planes....especiall...

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