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by FGITD
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 50
Views: 1948

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

Go figure, some states the ID requirements can be waived if a poll worker can attest to knowing you. Makes sense in some communities where there’s 100 people. Still just interesting that some of these stringent requirements can be bypassed by “yea I know Doug” I say let’s just be done with it all. C...

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 233
Views: 10933

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

1. So the UK can't be blamed because they're just the US's "lackey". That's a nice way to insult your next door neighbor. 2. So European nations are concerned about a nearby threat that they won't acknowledge is a threat because then they would have to spend money to counter it? Not to di...

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 26, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4508

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

How about Skylon? I’m sure an ISS-sized station could cheaply be built using the Skylon Spaceplane. “Cheap” is a relative term when the replacement plan first involves developing an entirely new launch vehicle using an entirely new launch method. It’s akin to saying in 1962 that landing on the moon...

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by FGITD
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)
Replies: 65
Views: 13193

Re: Hawaiian 460 diversion into MDY (Sand Island, Midway Atoll)

I believe there is such a thing as a "bootstrap kit" whereby an engine change can be completed without a crane. Loading the bootstrap kit onto the plane that is bringing the spare engine is a relatively small affair. Was involved in an engine swap on a 77w awhile back, and the only use we...

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by FGITD
Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina
Replies: 50
Views: 1948

Re: Voter ID Law Blocked in North Carolina

They got the job using their social security card/number, and they take the bus to work

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 105
Views: 9402

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

If you are incapable of handling your emotions around wearing a mask in flight; then you probably shouldn’t be onboard an airplane, or in public in the first place. 99% of people can comply without throwing a temper tantrum and assaulting people. If you are that easily aggravated then they should b...

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2069

Re: Best multi-national program

Depends what the definition of "successful" is. Is it on budget? Is it number produced? Is it number of countries involved? Knowing the OP's history, I kind of agree with FGITD. As far as Airbus, isn't this in the military forum? Precisely what I don’t understand. Eurofighter-years late, ...

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents
Replies: 105
Views: 9402

Re: FAA wants to know what actions Airlines are going to do to curb unruly passenger incidents

If you are incapable of handling your emotions around wearing a mask in flight; then you probably shouldn’t be onboard an airplane, or in public in the first place. 99% of people can comply without throwing a temper tantrum and assaulting people. If you are that easily aggravated then they should b...

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by FGITD
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Wouldn’t be too surprised to see a brief uptick, but then the rest of the winter will probably be quiet.

On the upside though, AF is staying daily and up gauging to an a350 so that’s already an increase in capacity

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by FGITD
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2069

Re: Best multi-national program

ESA subsidizes rocket development in the same way NASA subsidizes SpaceX, Northrop Grumman and ULA. They pay for their own launches and also finance R&D for future launch vehicles. Commercial launches are sold at a profit. I get the feeling this thread is just a question meant to seek a specifi...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best multi-national program
Replies: 51
Views: 2069

Re: Best multi-national program

Would the P-51 qualify? An American frame with a Brittish engine? bt Based on the goalposts as set by the op here, I don’t think so. They’re looking for more of a true 50/50 or otherwise evenly split program. And following the dismissal of other projects for similar reasons, I’d say the Eurofighter...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 20, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?
Replies: 90
Views: 13702

Re: Airline with the oldest livery still flying/in use?

Logo for Iran Air. That design has been on their aircraft for quite a long time............... To that effect, Air France has had the flying seahorse on their aircraft pretty much since the start. Much like Lufthansa with the crane. I think the general consensus of these threads is that it’s starti...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 22639

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

I have worked a few charters and a lot of times, there is not a lot of stuff that is carried, because most of the equipment is trucked ahead. The NFL players and staff have their own carryons, and the equipment that is to be loaded / unloaded can fit into a small truck, believe it or not. For MLB, ...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5186

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

There are also many white women who are reported missing who never make the news, either. That article also doesn't differentiate between missing because they ran away,etc., and missing and presumed murdered, like this case. Exactly. As I said, it's very unfortunate that the media will only focus o...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like G42601 blew a tire while landing 33L. Was wondering why so many inbound aircraft were holding; seems like arrivals are resuming once again. Pretty neat that Cape Air were able to continue arrivals however, they made use of 33R! The aircraft was out there pretty much all day. Fun place to...

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B739 tail tip incident
Replies: 113
Views: 22639

Re: UA B739 tail tip incident

I have worked a few charters and a lot of times, there is not a lot of stuff that is carried, because most of the equipment is trucked ahead. The NFL players and staff have their own carryons, and the equipment that is to be loaded / unloaded can fit into a small truck, believe it or not. For MLB, ...

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5186

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Kids say that because they don't know the truth. Something like fewer than 2% of YT channels generate any monthly revenue, and of that, only a fraction enough money to actually live comfortably on in a first world country. The number of creators who have made millions is far fewer than retail inves...

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 119
Views: 5186

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

Too many of the younger generation think they will make a living making YouTube and Facebook videos. I'll never forget the first day of 1st grade for my kiddo; on the wall are the occupations the kids in the class said they wanted to be when they grew up. A doctor. A police officer. A marine biolog...

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by FGITD
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57824

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Definitely seems to be the case. Oh well. Not the best gauge, but based on the Internet space nerd reaction, hype for the mission has pretty much dropped to 0. And generally, if the nerds stop caring, the general public doesn’t even know it’s happening. Apparently the documentary will be on Netflix ...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57824

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Interestingly for a mission that was intended to be publicity/fundraising, there has been no updates on the mission for almost 16 hours. Plenty of rumors, crew had some space sickness, Netflix exclusivity, etc. And allegedly it might just come down to the crew wants their privacy. Either way it’s od...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 434
Views: 57824

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

The NYT’s states that this is the furthest from Earth humans have been since the Apollo missions, thats a remarkable achievement to cede to mere humans. 3 days in space can be yours for just $65M per night. Bonkers. I believe there have been a few Hubble repair missions that have gone slightly furt...

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1304

Re: The State of Global Terror 20 Years After 9/11

To be fair before 9/11 nobody had hijacked and flown aircraft into buildings before 9/11. What about the Bojinka Plot, where Ramzi Yousef and KSM planned to crash a Cessna full of explosives into the CIA headquarters. And the fact that planes weren't flown into buildings doesn't matter. There was s...

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by FGITD
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goods are Shipped by Air
Replies: 63
Views: 8820

Re: What Goods are Shipped by Air

I don't know if it still happens, but there is a company out of MSP that ships pool noodles via air. I'm assuming they get a really good rate for just taking up space that would otherwise go empty because I cannot imagine it makes sense to pay normal rates. Also the weight plays an interesting fact...

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by FGITD
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Personal items left onboard American Airlines flight
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: Personal items left onboard American Airlines flight

I left a travel wallet with my passport, several credit cards, and emergency cash in a seatback compartment several years ago. Did not have my contact information in the passport. (If you are not familiar with them, a travel wallet was large enough to hold an old style card-stock paper ticket.) I d...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom
Replies: 164
Views: 6881

Re: VP Harris to California to campaign for Gavin Newsom

Thing is, it gets hard to believe someone’s political leaning when damn every single post on the subject is continually putting down one side, while simultaneously almost always praising the other. And don’t even bring up Manchin. Praising the opposing politicians who side with your preferred party ...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9958

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

The best part of this accomplishment comes next, something I wouldn't have thought of until I had the rocks in hands..hmmm, how do I get them back home? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nasa-mars-landing-perseverance-rover-rock-sample-return-mission/ I do enjoy how very un-NASA like this whole concept ...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15112

Re: Texas abortion law

There are times when one side of an argument is genuinely wrong. This is one. Standing. That is the thing that they are not wrestling with, and it shows. Before one starts messing around with laws, one needs to fully understand whether or not they are qualified to do so. This is primarily about hav...

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by FGITD
Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions
Replies: 66
Views: 9958

Re: Mars 2021 Trio Of Missions

The Curiosity rover had managed to collect 32 Martian rock samples by using a drill attached to robotic arm. Perseverance rovere mission still keeps searching for signs of past life on the red planet by analyzing the chemical, mineral, physical and organic characteristics of the rocks. The best par...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 332
Views: 15112

Re: Texas abortion law

The talk about far right/far left is a strawman. This shouldn't be a political thing and isn't in most of the world. Perfectly phrased. It’s fun to shift the narrative a little bit. Imagine instead of talking about an unwanted pregnancy, we’re now talking about a liver transplant for a long time al...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

How many new gates will be added for the first phase of the E expansion? Thinking it was 4. It is 4, but if I believe they’re designed to be multi use if used by a narrow body. So widebodies will use E13/14/15/16, narrows will use E13a/b etc. Eventually the terminal will reach pretty much all the w...

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

https://i.imgur.com/rKjn2uy.jpg To give a little glimpse of just how big the E expansion is, from ramp side. We used to have a pretty good view of the city (once they tore down the hangar that was there) Trying to delve into posting photos periodically, but of course it’s difficult/iffy ground for ...

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?
Replies: 53
Views: 9194

Re: Boeing - Can Lockheed Martin Please Save Us?

The same Lockheed that builds the F35? Asking them to "save" a company which is still selling actually reliable F15s? Just curious, who originally designed and built the F-15? When was the last time Boeing designed and built a clean sheet fighter? Going back over the decades…has Boeing ev...

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

As for the covid situation…if it’s that big a deal to someone, I don’t think an airport is the place for them to be. Masks are worn when close encounters with pax are involved, but otherwise not so much. Agree. I understand that some people have to fly for work (like my wife), but as someone who to...

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by FGITD
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

I’ve been in lounges around the world (not meant to be a humble brag) and the only premium lounge I’ve been in that’s as bad was in Malé, Maldives. And I give that a pass given it was the only lounge on the small tiny island airport. The FACT AF can keep a straight face alongside AZ, KL, KE, IB, QR...

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by FGITD
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Originally I recall that was part of the plan. But I think they faced some pushback over taking away existing lounges, and as compensation offering new lounges at more double the price I also remember the DL/skyteam lounge concept, but as far as I know it was never confirmed or moved past the idea p...

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by FGITD
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

I don’t know what the plan is anymore, but pre-covid the lounges were spoken for. These days…not so much. The thing about lounges is that they are massively expensive to lease and operate. Staffing, catering, cleaning etc all outsourced but costly. Plus the fees, and the time attributed to running ...

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by FGITD
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

I don’t know what the plan is anymore, but pre-covid the lounges were spoken for. These days…not so much. The thing about lounges is that they are massively expensive to lease and operate. Staffing, catering, cleaning etc all outsourced but costly. Plus the fees, and the time attributed to running t...

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by FGITD
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Why would IB not use partner BA’s lounge? That is bizarre since they are first and foremost owned by the same company. Also I remember getting BA lounge access flying in F on CX . It was a good use of AAdvantage miles!! I believe BA only runs their lounge for their own flights at the moment. So not...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo
Replies: 109
Views: 12365

Re: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo

I fail to see the point of this whole venture. Cargo operations across the board still have some areas that could be greatly improved, but container/palletization is not one Completely-agree. I think: (1) As with many of the ventures that Eastern announces -- they want publicity; (2) They may be ga...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo
Replies: 109
Views: 12365

Re: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo

My carrier does bulk load on the B777-300ER. Pallets and containers on the lower deck. The passenger cabin comes in two versions, no seats and seats. The no seats version, the freight is netted to the cabin floor and boxes in the overhead. The seats version, boxes are in the seats with a wrap syste...

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by FGITD
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo
Replies: 109
Views: 12365

Re: Eastern Airlines launches Eastern Air Cargo

Airborne used special containers. These things are going to have, apparently, nets in various locations to hold stacks of stuff in place, like the CRJ "conversion" without a cargo door. They are talking about custom containers and a floor system in Option 2. But custom containers don't ov...

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by FGITD
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 92
Views: 4723

Re: Universal Healthcare

The thing with healthcare is you don’t know when you need it and can’t shop around. You may be perfectly healthy one day and then in the back of an ambulance being rushed to a hospital the next, and that’s hardly the time to decide what kind of treatment you can afford. To touch on 2 points you mad...

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by FGITD
Mon Aug 30, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 725
Views: 90817

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

One daily flight on a small regional jet. An 8pm arrival time into PHL. What is this flight going to connect with? Honestly this sounds like MassPort reminding AA how nice the gate spaces they get to use in Boston are and that service to Worcester would “compliment” it nicely. And this is the airli...

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by FGITD
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Regarding the jet bridge, I find it odd too. On the ground, A350 was already painted on the concrete, and that's what they pulled up to. They originally tried to use L2 but it wouldn't work so they used L1. It was the first time I walked up hill to the plane from the airport. They had about eight p...

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by FGITD
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Hello All i just noticed that Delta has a flight from Rome to Boston. Did I miss something? or is this a new regular service? thanks for everyones help in advance 13ifs40 I believe it was supposed to start last summer, pushed off due to covid, and is now a regular service. Delta is building up a pr...

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by FGITD
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody miss/remember the 2000s-early 2010s in terms of planespotting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1594

Re: Anybody miss/remember the 2000s-early 2010s in terms of planespotting?

I really miss the early to mid 80’s. You still got an occasional DC8. Most airlines across the Atlantic used 747’s. Boston (my home) saw 747’s from BA, AF, EI, AZ, OA, SB, SR, NW, and TW. And then there were the L1011’s from TP, DL,EA, and TW. Not to mention the DC10’s from AA, UA, and NW. Every do...

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by FGITD
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

It’s a Condor 763, arrived yesterday from FRA, also, Korean has a 77W in today!! Well I stand corrected! Hate to say you tune these things out at work when I’m on an enthusiast website…but it wasn’t mine to worry about so I didn’t! Just watching that KE 77w taxi out now though. That livery looks go...

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by FGITD
Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 27
Views: 3449

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

In what I’m sure will go down as being a great day in Blue Origin history, yesterday it was announced that ULA’s Vulcan rocket is being delayed again because…Blue Origin once again cannot meet the engine delivery deadline. And to really seal their reputation, some NASA chiefs came out and said the o...

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by FGITD
Wed Aug 25, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 410
Views: 76441

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

You sure it was Condor?

I was over there last night and to my knowledge the only unusual visitor was a CargoJet 762 filling in for DHL.

But it’s very well possible I missed it. I wasn’t exactly they to do my own spotting!

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by FGITD
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody miss/remember the 2000s-early 2010s in terms of planespotting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1594

Re: Anybody miss/remember the 2000s-early 2010s in terms of planespotting?

It’s fun to see how different age groups value different time periods. I used to complain back in the 2000s that all you ever saw/flew on was md80s, 737s, and 757s. the 767 was a boring aircraft compared to the giant 777. Airbus is funny because outside of the a340 disappearing, you pretty much stil...

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