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by Mac
Mon Sep 30, 2002 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airliners.net Member Forum Awards
Replies: 110
Views: 4398

RE: The Airliners.net Member Forum Awards

LUFTHANSA
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LUFTHANSA
SINGAPORE
BOEING 737
LOCKHEED L-1011
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KLM ROYAL DUTCH
VIRGIN

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by Mac
Mon Sep 30, 2002 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dutch Connie
Replies: 11
Views: 1989

The Dutch Connie

She has made it! The Dutch Constellation has made it home to Holland from Arizona. Congratulations to the Aviodome Museum in Holland, to all of the Dutch volunteers who would not give up...and to the MATS group in Arizona for helping make it all happend. The Dutch Connie is an ex-military aircraft t...

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by Mac
Thu Sep 19, 2002 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIA Airliner
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

RE: AIA Airliner

On the button dazed 767! ATA is correct...photos's never lie <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> The aircraft passed almost directly overhead so I didn't see the "crossing of the T" . Thanks for your help. I really very much appreciate it. I would not have...

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by Mac
Thu Sep 19, 2002 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIA Airliner
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

AIA Airliner

What appeared to be a commercial airliner just flew over on final approach to Lindbergh Field, San Diego. Its logo was AIA. The livery was fairly colorful. However, I checked the various airline company indexes and failed to find an airline carrying the name AIA. Could this be a private executive ai...

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by Mac
Fri May 10, 2002 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines 82yr Old F/A Still Flying High!
Replies: 37
Views: 5782

RE: Delta Airlines 82yr Old F/A Still Flying High!

Sound like some kind of a PR stunt to me.

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by Mac
Fri May 10, 2002 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch Connie Successful On First Test Flight
Replies: 0
Views: 2098

Dutch Connie Successful On First Test Flight

The Dutch Constellation Group has successfully test flown its restored Lockheed 749 Constellation at Avian, Arizona. The Connie, in her polished natural metal skin, successfully went through her taxi, takeoff, flight and landing without any reported problems. Congratulation to the Dutch of Aviodome ...

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by Mac
Sat Nov 24, 2001 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown On?
Replies: 81
Views: 4875

RE: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown On?

Cessna 120 Cessna 140 Aeronca Champion Beechcraft Bonanza Ryan Navion Beechcraft T-34 Mentor Cessna 172 Waco trainer (1944) Stearman PT-13 Piper Cherokee Beech Model 18 DeHavilland Twin Otter Ford 5-AT-11 Douglas DC-3 Douglas DC-6 Lockheed 069 Constellation Douglas DC-10 McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Boei...

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by Mac
Sat Nov 24, 2001 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Do You See Most Often At Your Air..?
Replies: 82
Views: 4496

RE: What Airlines Do You See Most Often At Your Air..?

At Lindbergh Field, San Diego.

Most seen at this field is Southwest equipment.

Mac

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by Mac
Wed Nov 14, 2001 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Daughter Is Back.....767.
Replies: 0
Views: 1222

My Daughter Is Back.....767.

767..and all, My daughter is back...and her dad is greatful to this board and to 767 for the efforts of yesterday. Katie told me in an e-mail this morning that when the Queens crash occured, her plane was on the return flight from Paris to Logan. She also mentioned that when the cockpit crew found o...

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by Mac
Tue Nov 13, 2001 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Worked Flt.587 Today!
Replies: 76
Views: 5774

RE: I Worked Flt.587 Today!

To the Air France Crews: Thank you for your kind words...and for taking the time to write them. Earlier today I was panicked that my daughter who is an AA flight attendent may have been on the plane. She is Based out of Boston. One early report stated that the aircraft that crashed had initiated its...

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by Mac
Tue Nov 13, 2001 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Scheduling
Replies: 6
Views: 3743

RE: AA Crew Scheduling

AA 767, I really appreciate your quick response...you'll never know how much. Thank you again. I am sure Katie knew crewmembers on todays flight. I cannot tell you how much it hurts to know that other families are going through the same panic I have been going through. I am so very sorry for everyo...

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by Mac
Tue Nov 13, 2001 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Scheduling
Replies: 6
Views: 3743

AA Crew Scheduling

If anyone on this board is an AA flight employee would it be possible to contact crew scheduling at Logan? My daughter is a flight attendent. I don't know if she was scheduled to fly today. I understand the aircraft regarding todays incident first departed Logan. I called the customer emegency numbe...

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by Mac
Tue Nov 13, 2001 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's History Of Engine Failures
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

RE: AA's History Of Engine Failures

Thank you...yes, that was my first effort calling the emergency customer number. They do not have crew scheduling contact number but did say if she was on board a counselor would call me. She is qualified for all flight operations including 777 and airbus service. Is anyone on this board with AA? If...

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by Mac
Tue Nov 13, 2001 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's History Of Engine Failures
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

RE: AA's History Of Engine Failures



Does anyone know how to get hold of AA crew scheduling. My daughter if a flight attendant out of
Logan on the North Atlantic run to Paris but is sometimes transferred to other routes to make up gaps
in cabin crew rosters.

Mac

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by Mac
Thu Nov 01, 2001 8:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DHC-6 Twin Otter "Overhead" Throttles?
Replies: 7
Views: 9206

RE: DHC-6 Twin Otter "Overhead" Throttles?

If an aircraft with a high or parasol wing is equipped with engines embedded in those wings you will most likely find the control pedestal not on the floor or on the instrument panel but up above. It makes it a whole lot easier to run the engine control cables through the top of the flight deck thro...

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by Mac
Thu Nov 01, 2001 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F27 Friendship Prototype Will Fly Soon!
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

RE: F27 Friendship Prototype Will Fly Soon!

If my creaky old memory serves me correctly, the Fokker company folded up some time ago. How is it
that the defunct AIRCRAFT company is building a new
prototype of an aircraft that has been in service for more than three decades?

Mac

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by Mac
Tue Oct 30, 2001 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Recall An All Douglas/Lockheed Fleet?
Replies: 24
Views: 2113

RE: Anyone Recall An All Douglas/Lockheed Fleet?

There was or is an airliner based out of Indiana that flew
or flies an all Lockheed L-1011 fleet.

Also I seem to remember Eastern Airlines flying all Douglas and/or Lockheed products in the early era of
jet transports.

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by Mac
Sat Oct 27, 2001 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Airline Commercials?
Replies: 6
Views: 2134

RE: Old Airline Commercials?

Mine are not on any links...but just to boast a bit, I have two 30 second tv spots produced for Western Airlines. They were on air back in the early '80's I believe. I also have serveral Pacific Southwest Airlines instructional video's for airport reservation clerks. If you go to the TWA Seniors/Ret...

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by Mac
Sat Oct 27, 2001 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Got The Best Looking Cabin Crew?
Replies: 63
Views: 5595

RE: Who's Got The Best Looking Cabin Crew?

None of the U.S. airlines...that's for sure.

I venture to say that many of the Asian air carriers would fit the bill.

Mac

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by Mac
Sat Oct 27, 2001 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - Anyone Else Think So?
Replies: 15
Views: 2423

RE: A380 - Anyone Else Think So?

No uglier than the 747 with the hump on its back. But I would concern yourself with the 380 at the moment. I have a feeling that with all of the flap resulting from the downswing in the world economy before and after the attack on the Manhatten skyline, the 380 project may be put on hold for a while...

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by Mac
Sat Oct 27, 2001 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Present Operational DC-3's
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

Present Operational DC-3's

Would anyone have knowledge of listings containing the
present number of Douglas DC-3's that are still in operation around the world?

Thank you.

Mac

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by Mac
Sat Oct 20, 2001 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Different Types Of A/c Have You Flown
Replies: 20
Views: 2848

RE: How Many Different Types Of A/c Have You Flown

United Airlines DC-3 Mainliner 180 United Airlines DC-6 Mainliner Western Airlines 240 Convair Liner TWA 069 Constellation Frontier Airlines DC-3 Scenic Airlines Ford 5-AT-11 Frontier Airlines 440 Metropolitan American Airlines 707 American Airlines 747 TWA L-1011 Tri-Star Pacific Southwest Airline...

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by Mac
Sat Oct 20, 2001 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Here Has Flown An MD-90?
Replies: 34
Views: 3105

RE: Who Here Has Flown An MD-90?

Looking at aircraft from purely a passenger standpoint, some, and I can only speak for myself, feel good, comfortable and safe to be on. That is my take on the dash 80, 90 and so-on. I don't know why this is...it just is. Now, on the other side of the coin...there are some aircraft I board...and wa...

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by Mac
Wed Oct 10, 2001 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tony Blair's Plane
Replies: 33
Views: 2899

RE: Tony Blair's Plane

Good old Tony...sticking with the British made stuff...and that's the way it should be.


Mac

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by Mac
Wed Oct 10, 2001 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Memory Of All Onboard SK686
Replies: 5
Views: 3581

RE: In Memory Of All Onboard SK686

As I said yesterday, my condolences to everyone who lost someone close to them in the aircrash in Italy.
I am so very sorry.

Mac
aka
Doug Vernon
San Diego, California
USA

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by Mac
Tue Oct 09, 2001 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Crasched In Milan LIN This Morning
Replies: 166
Views: 19050

RE: SAS Crasched In Milan LIN This Morning

I can only say that I am dreadfully sorry to hear about the tragic SAS/Cessna accident in Italy. To all the families, friends, loved ones and company people, I send my deepest and heartfelt condolenses to you at this time of great, great loss. I am so very sorry. From San Diego, California USA. Mac...

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by Mac
Tue Oct 09, 2001 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Don't Americans Like Trains?
Replies: 99
Views: 4845

RE: Why Don't Americans Like Trains?

This United States citizen loves passenger trains...and everything about them. New trains, old trains, fast trains, slow trains, steam trains, diesel-electric trains, communter trains, express trains, local trains, wedding gown trains...I love them all. Much more fun and less terrifying than a press...

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by Mac
Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noisy And Screechy Brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 3220

RE: Noisy And Screechy Brakes

I too have heard a similiar sound on large aircraft...but these aircraft were of the military type. World War Two B-24's and B-17s make these sounds when brakes are activated. I read that these sounds are from the hydralics used in the activation of the braking systems. I have never heard these soun...

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by Mac
Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aerobatics With Airliners?
Replies: 34
Views: 6725

RE: Aerobatics With Airliners?

It was a long time ago, but if my memory serves me correctly, the Boing prototype was on a promotional/public relations/demonstration flight over lake Washington in the state of Washington when Tex Johnston rolled the aircraft above a boat regatta taking place. Also, I believe...and correct me if I...

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by Mac
Tue Sep 18, 2001 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Ground Override Of Flight Controls?
Replies: 8
Views: 2806

RE: Question: Ground Override Of Flight Controls?

You are probably correct.

Mac

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by Mac
Tue Sep 18, 2001 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Ground Override Of Flight Controls?
Replies: 8
Views: 2806

RE: Question: Ground Override Of Flight Controls?

Good idea in theory. However, if the hijacker inside the aircraft was a type "A" fanatic, he would have the pilot demand that the remote control device be disengaged or he would begin to take out each passenger one by one or blow up the aircraft if his demand was not met.

Mac

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by Mac
Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Boeing Aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 2145

RE: Your Favorite Boeing Aircraft

Since this is an airliner page, I assume you are looking for Boeing built airliners. Boeing 314: Ultimate sky travel luxury. Boeing 377: Sleeper convenience and lower deck bar. Boeing 707: It was something new in airliners. Boeing 727: It was a no fuss aircraft that got you there. Boeing 747: It was...

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by Mac
Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celebrities Killed In A Plane Crash?
Replies: 61
Views: 18621

RE: Celebrities Killed In A Plane Crash?

United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammershold.
(Spelling uncertain)

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by Mac
Mon Aug 27, 2001 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celebrities Killed In A Plane Crash?
Replies: 61
Views: 18621

RE: Celebrities Killed In A Plane Crash?

Knute Rockeny: Head coach of Notre Dame. Carol Lumbard: Actress wife of actor Clark Gable. Leslie Howard: International film actor. Glenn Miller: Popular orchestra leader. Joe Kennedy Jr.: First son of Ambassador Joseph Kennedy. John Kennedy Jr.: Son of President John F. Kennedy. Big Bopper: 1950's ...

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by Mac
Sat Aug 18, 2001 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Next L-1011?
Replies: 23
Views: 1682

RE: The Next L-1011?

I am afraid that this information is unfounded. With two commercial airline manufacturing giants at each others throats trying to out produce the other, and knowing that L-1011 production was shut down a very long time ago, this rumor simply cannot be...and as far as I am concerned, is not true. Loc...

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by Mac
Mon Aug 13, 2001 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Johan?
Replies: 12
Views: 1297

RE: Who Is Johan?

Johan Lundgren and his tribe has put together a very detailed and very informative web-page. Noting that you put a little sad face next to your question, I assume you have found out that Herr Lundgren has a few character flaws. Don't let that stop you from having a good time on this page. Mac

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by Mac
Mon Aug 13, 2001 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emery Air Shuts Down
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

RE: Emery Air Shuts Down

I have always known Emory as an air freight service...but not as a passenger carrying airline.

It would be interesting to get the details of the problems
the FAA has with the passenger side of the air carrier.

Mac

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by Mac
Mon Aug 13, 2001 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Johan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

RE: Who Is Johan?

Why do you ask....as if I didn't know?

Mac

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by Mac
Mon Aug 13, 2001 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Proposed Confederate Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 2398

RE: The Proposed Confederate Airlines

To get to the point of this, hopefully short discussion,
I have never heard of a proposed airline of this nature


Mac

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by Mac
Mon Aug 13, 2001 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Flight Levels Over N America
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

RE: Low Flight Levels Over N America

Average altitude I have flown in the United States is 35 thousand feet. Again, this is average altitude I have flown. The Highest I have flown, if I recall correctly is around 37 to 37 thousand feet. I do not have any knowledge as to why aircraft overflying other countries would attain higher altitu...

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by Mac
Mon Aug 13, 2001 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 722's, Eeee Gads!
Replies: 22
Views: 1627

RE: NW 722's, Eeee Gads!

As a result of the vast expansion of air cargo facilities and Lindbergh Field, San Diego, there has been an influx of Boeing 727's, with some of them looking as if they were the very early marques due to the shorter fuselages as compared to later models. And of course, United continues to fly their ...

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by Mac
Fri Aug 10, 2001 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wright Brothers Really The First To Fly?
Replies: 12
Views: 5111

RE: Wright Brothers Really The First To Fly?

B-744, Thank you very much for leading me to the story of Richard Pearse. I read almost the entire article...and then went to a page which was a little confusing to me but hinted that a motion picture and a stage production was done regarding the aviation feat of Mr. Pearse. If their was a motion pi...

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by Mac
Wed Aug 08, 2001 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About MD80 Tailcones
Replies: 17
Views: 3153

RE: Question About MD80 Tailcones

Is it true that the tailcone of the type of aircraft you are
discussing comes off in an emergency?

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by Mac
Sat Aug 04, 2001 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Huge Fokker Over Phx Today
Replies: 10
Views: 1833

RE: Huge Fokker Over Phx Today

I would lay odds that it is the vimy...if it has been seen operating recently. I know of no other aircraft you describe other than the Vickers Vimy replica.

Mac

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by Mac
Sat Aug 04, 2001 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 377(C-97G)STRATOCRUISER FLY'S Again
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

RE: 377(C-97G)STRATOCRUISER FLY'S Again

Glad, very glad to hear you guys got the C-97 underway and into the clouds! I wish I could have been there to see take-off. I bet that old gal really had happy hearts pumping.

Take care of her and the good old C-54. Gosh, I got a lump in my throat.

Mac

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by Mac
Sat Aug 04, 2001 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Historically Important Airplane
Replies: 27
Views: 2381

RE: Most Historically Important Airplane

It was the Douglas DC-3. It was the first successful modern step toward what you see in the skies today. I would venture to say...and correct me if I am wrong, there were more DC-3's/C-47's in the sky in the late '30's thru to the 1950's than there are of any single type produced since. And they are...

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by Mac
Sat Aug 04, 2001 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Ugly Bird
Replies: 43
Views: 2832

RE: One Ugly Bird

CroFlight, Good for you...and congratulations. Now you are the newest in a very, very small group of people who know anything about the Capelis XC-12. I was both shocked and very interested when I first saw the airplane when I was a child. The aircraft appeared in a movie I had seen which is entitle...

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by Mac
Sat Aug 04, 2001 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Just Watched Fuel Dumping!
Replies: 42
Views: 2778

RE: I Just Watched Fuel Dumping!



Your Photo Editor and City Editor should be out looking for new jobs. What you have there is a human interest shot which would probably have done well on the wire services....as a human interest photo because of its dramatic effect. Since it is your shot, make a few bucks off of it.

Mac

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by Mac
Sat Aug 04, 2001 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Bi-National Airport
Replies: 45
Views: 4274

RE: San Diego's Bi-National Airport

I think we all concur that Miramar Marine Airstation would be an excellent choice. However the Marine Corps. Commandant has stated time and time again that there is no way that the Corps. will hand over Miramar to civilian or commercial operations...period. Having said that, as you may have seen in ...

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by Mac
Sat Aug 04, 2001 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Bi-National Airport
Replies: 45
Views: 4274

RE: San Diego's Bi-National Airport

I have heard in the past that two airports so close together handling commercial traffic would be detrimental in that there would be a conflict in approaches and air traffic patterns which could lead to
accidents.

Mac

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