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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Sound like some kind of a PR stunt to me.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
At Lindbergh Field, San Diego.
Most seen at this field is Southwest equipment.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. MacJump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post