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by MainelyRick
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3452

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

A darn long time ago I reported for a few newspapers before I got $$$ signs in my eyes and switched to PR for a general aviation mfr. In the newspaper days I used to offer my "expertise" to fellow reporters who covered aviation stories. They, for the most part, wanted to be correct. Also, ...

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by MainelyRick
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area
Replies: 24
Views: 6134

Re: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area

Let's give Airliners.net some big credibility points by using this news in a factual manner. I sure would like to get info via some of the true experts that hang around here rather than some of the traditional news sources.

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by MainelyRick
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Registered G-II crashes near Belize/Mexican Border...
Replies: 36
Views: 10757

Re: Non-Registered G-II crashes

Long ago and far, far away Aero/Rockwell/North American Rockwell twin Commanders were popular for drug runs. Could be substantially overloaded. We sold a few of these drug runners which went straight from the factory or distributor to make a non-registered trip back to northern Mexico or SW US low a...

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by MainelyRick
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Aircraft genders and feelings.
Replies: 1
Views: 8707

Aircraft genders and feelings.

This goes back to my days as a writer. Aircraft are not humans. Hence an aircraft cannot be proud, happy, sad, angry, he or she, and so on. The pilots, engineers, crew members, spotters, and many more, certainly can and are, with good reason. Some the photographers make heroic efforts to get a parti...

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by MainelyRick
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 425834

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

A friend said this morning that they saw a TV news show recently about the whole 737 MAX thing. He got from the show that the 737 has been unairworthy since production started, that Boeing will start scrapping the MAX soon and may have to ground the whole 737 fleet as unairworthy. I haven't tried to...

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by MainelyRick
Thu May 09, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 121
Views: 22721

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

One of the early jet airliners I saw. Boy, it did smoke! Really loud, too. It was Braniff at Love Field in the old red, white and blue scheme. We didn't use the Dallas identifier. Everybody knew where Love Field was, right?. My dad and I watched them from the old terminal balcony while eating Eskimo...

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by MainelyRick
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 7485

A privileged lot we are to see Concorde like this

Because we are part of this hobby we get the privilege of seeing this picture over and over. A great moment in aviation. Shared all over the Earth. All those hours along fences, at open days, and other events with friends, whether we know them by name or not.

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by MainelyRick
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Server issues?
Replies: 8
Views: 1849

in work

Good to know the moderator is working on the problem. My addiction to airliners.net needs a new hit.
Thank you.

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by MainelyRick
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)
Replies: 40
Views: 7669

Re: Most efficient airports in winter? (Snow)

Off the main circuits but BGR crews do an amazing job keeping the runways plowed. Probably has to do with military transient and ME ANG tankers at a convenient post Atlantic crossing point, Runway 11K ft. plus. Used to be Dow AFB until early 60s. Runways maintained since. Airline use is minimal.

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by MainelyRick
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBS segment on the 747
Replies: 7
Views: 1895

Re: CBS segment on the 747

The 747 passenger carriers will be missed. In my advancing age(!) I have ridden many Jumbo Jets (always 747s to me), many of them in the -100 series. I recall seeing these planes on distant approaches to Dallas Love Field thinking they will never arrive. The regular 707s and 727s were now so small. ...

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by MainelyRick
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 16181

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Two responses in one reply: DFW is a shared airport with Dallas and Ft. Worth. It straddles the county line. Sharing was a hot topic when DFW was built. The failure of GSW was still fresh on people's minds. The airlines just wouldn't make the transition and Southwest AL was a few years away. Maybe t...

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by MainelyRick
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Thumbnails not shown
Replies: 17
Views: 3311

Re: Thumbnails not shown

Problem still exists on Safari and Firefox. I appreciate those that are working to fix it.

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by MainelyRick
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Photos not loading
Replies: 1
Views: 1939

Photos not loading

Approx. 30% of the photos are not loading, meaning all the data is there just not the picture. True on Safari and Firefox browsers. I first saw this about a week ago.
Fix in the works?

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by MainelyRick
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 14821

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

This is going to seriously date me but GSW was built in the late 50s just inside the Ft. Worth eastern city limits to compete with DAL. Closed after about 10 or so years. DFW was just a dream back then. DFW is almost directly north of where GSW used to be. Might be a small slab of the runway still t...

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by MainelyRick
Fri May 26, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 15790

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Whoops, just found a mention. Carry on.

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by MainelyRick
Fri May 26, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 15790

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Where does the DL L1011 at DFW fit into all this? Flying into weather? High winds? I lived in Dallas at the time but recall little except for the pieces of the aircraft speed across the crash site. If its already been mentioned...sorry, I'll seek in out again. I, too, praise the civil conversation t...

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by MainelyRick
Wed May 17, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs
Replies: 51
Views: 8081

Re: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs

Yes, TWGuy. I didn't look at STL that way. The airport just looks so forlorn and over-sized considering the TWA hub that it was.

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by MainelyRick
Wed May 17, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs
Replies: 51
Views: 8081

Re: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs

What about STL? St. Louis city is about 300,000. Was a thriving hub before TWA ceased to exist. Now a huge terminal almost totally Southwest.

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by MainelyRick
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest commercial airliner in service?
Replies: 46
Views: 18623

Re: Oldest commercial airliner in service?

Very interesting and worthwhile thread. A positive story about sturdy liners.

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by MainelyRick
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dassault Mercure
Replies: 85
Views: 13881

Re: The Dassault Mercure

The Mercure performed a lively demonstration at the Paris Air Show in 1971. I vaguely recall that the company booth inside was mostly a Mercure booth.

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