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by klm744
Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: EA-6B Prowler: Why So Loud?
Replies: 6
Views: 8908

EA-6B Prowler: Why So Loud?

I hear many stories about how the Prowler is the loudest aircraft on a carrier deck on launch. This initially surprised me since it doesn't even use burners and its not substantilly larger than the other aircraft. Why is it so noisy, is it something in the type of engine or what?

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by klm744
Thu May 04, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lets Talk About Harriers....
Replies: 13
Views: 4966

Lets Talk About Harriers....

I have a couple of questions about the harrier aircraft. 1) Is the aircraft considered a "failure"? I have read that some of the people in the military don't care for the plane too much. Whats the story with this? why do they not like it? 2) I keep reading people saying that the harrier is one of th...

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by klm744
Mon Apr 26, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Navy Aircraft At AUS?
Replies: 5
Views: 4693

RE: Navy Aircraft At AUS?

Yeah, its amazing what you will see at <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KBSM), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym> if you hang around there enough. I have seen a couple of f-18s take off, an f-...

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by klm744
Mon Apr 26, 2004 2:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question Regarding F-14 Crash...
Replies: 14
Views: 10426

RE: Question Regarding F-14 Crash...

Could it be that the pilots who were flying the demo jet which may have been an f14 A , may have been used to an f14 b or d, and were not used to the lower thrust and ended up pushing the a/c too hard? Or do the pilots usually stick to one type of a/c.

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by klm744
Sun Apr 25, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question Regarding F-14 Crash...
Replies: 14
Views: 10426

RE: Question Regarding F-14 Crash...

Does anyone know what the exact cause of that crash was. To me it looks as if the plane went into a stall and they couldn't get enough lift to pull them out of the dive, or either they lost an engine and the lack of thrust or asymetric thrust caused them to go down.

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by klm744
Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At IAH
Replies: 1
Views: 3070

RE: Spotting At IAH

ummm... You could always go to the spotters area on Lee road that backs up to runway 27. Its only landings, but you cant get much closer to the planes on approach unless you go to St. Maarten;

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by klm744
Wed Apr 14, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New IAH Video Clip
Replies: 29
Views: 4652

RE: New IAH Video Clip

Did you take that video recently? So is IAH spotting area back open finally?

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by klm744
Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-16 W/ Afterburners Over Houston Any Info?
Replies: 1
Views: 3579

F-16 W/ Afterburners Over Houston Any Info?

Yesterday around 4pm or so, a fighter, i'm assuming F-16 from the Texas ANG flew over my house with full afterburner, extrordinarily loud. I am wondering if this was some type of emergency or routine patrols. I have seen them fly over before but never with full afterburner. I assumed that use of aft...

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by klm744
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-225 Is It Actually Flying?
Replies: 10
Views: 3936

RE: An-225 Is It Actually Flying?

I was actually lucky enough to see it take off from Houston Intercontinental Airport. I was dropping some family off and went around waiting for them at the terminal, and the runway came into my field of view right as it was lifting off. Amazing.

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by klm744
Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: IAH Lee Road Not Quite Reopened Yet
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

IAH Lee Road Not Quite Reopened Yet

Just recounting my experience at <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> today Wed the 18th for you Houston spotters. Well, The Lee Rd. Area was still locked up today at 2:30. There were about four cars parked across the road from the spotters ...

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by klm744
Wed Feb 18, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: IAH Is Back In Business
Replies: 26
Views: 4126

RE: IAH Is Back In Business

Wow, that is awesome news, I am very excited to hear that. I also wanted to thank you and all of the other people who made a lot effort to get the spotters areas reopened. I think that this is a big step forward for relations between the airport officials and responsible aviation enthusiasts.

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by klm744
Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How Loud Is It Inside Of A Fighter/bomber?
Replies: 1
Views: 4385

How Loud Is It Inside Of A Fighter/bomber?

I am curious as to how how loud it is for a pilot of an f-18 or a B-1 when it is going at full afterburners. I assume because of weight considerations, that the aircraft is not as soundproofed as a commercial airliner. I am sure some of you either know personally, or know someone who can answer this...

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by klm744
Sun Jun 08, 2003 7:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Deceptive Thumbnail Images
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

RE: Deceptive Thumbnail Images

LOL, I just saw that thumbnail and thought, "Damn, that is one big ass biz jet!" Then I came here and saw this thread right after that. At least i'm not the only one.

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by klm744
Fri Aug 02, 2002 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Question About Photoshop
Replies: 9
Views: 3203

RE: A Question About Photoshop

Thanks, for the reply. What are ICC color profiles? I am assuming they are more accurate and therefore I should judge my photos according to how they look in photoshop and not IE, right?

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by klm744
Fri Aug 02, 2002 11:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Question About Photoshop
Replies: 9
Views: 3203

A Question About Photoshop

I was wondering if anyone has experienced this and why. Basically, when I open my pictures and edit them in photoshop, they look like I want, i.e. the colors and saturation etc. are where I set them. If I save the picture then view it using internet exporer the colors appear different, they are brig...

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by klm744
Thu Aug 01, 2002 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AUS Is Bigger Than Sat?
Replies: 15
Views: 2500

RE: AUS Is Bigger Than Sat?

This is somewhat unrelated to the topic but since there are a lot of people from Austin here it seems like a good place to ask. My question is are there any specific times/days that AUS sees more military traffic? Also, is there any regular pattern to the military fighters departures/arrivals? Havin...

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by klm744
Sun Jul 28, 2002 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Acrobatic Airshow: I Would Forbid Them
Replies: 33
Views: 1539

RE: Acrobatic Airshow: I Would Forbid Them

The way I see it is that when you go to an airshow, you know there is a risk involved, and you accept that. Hey, what things in life aren't risky. If the airshow is planned out and the pilots fly in a safe manner, then the risk is minimal. The problems come when the pilots are not restriced and push...

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by klm744
Sun Jul 28, 2002 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Military Plane Crash In Russia?
Replies: 47
Views: 4594

RE: Military Plane Crash In Russia?

Do they have a set of rules that are to be followed at airshows? Such as no extremely dangerous maneuvers over the crowd, or in the direction of the crowd etc. I was at an airshow in Texas not to long ago, which went for three days. I went all three days and on the second day a small restored prop p...

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by klm744
Fri Jul 26, 2002 8:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Are The Teleconverters For Coolpix Cams?
Replies: 0
Views: 2340

How Are The Teleconverters For Coolpix Cams?

Right now I have a dimage 5 and am not satisfied with it for a few reasons. Bottom line, I am looking to upgrade. My top two choices are the 707 and the coolpix 4500. What I am wondering is if any of you have had any experience with the 3x teleconverter from Nikon. How is the quality? does it effect...

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by klm744
Mon Jul 22, 2002 7:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Digital Camera Noise In Picutes
Replies: 3
Views: 3176

Digital Camera Noise In Picutes

I have a dimage 5 and I have noticed that when I take pictures of aircraft with a large amount of sky around them, there is a lot of digital noise in the sky. It is very noticable, and visible throughout the entire sky. This occurs whether cloudy or a clear blue sky. I have read reviews that say tha...

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by klm744
Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Departing From AUS Today?
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

747 Departing From AUS Today?

I live about 10 minutes from AUS, and I have a good view of the departing and approaching planes from my balcony. Anyways, around 12:45 today, I saw a 747 departing. It flew straight over me, therefore I was not able to see what airline it was. Does anyone have any info about this. Was it a diversio...

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by klm744
Sun Feb 03, 2002 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Major Airports Can You Deboard With Stairs?
Replies: 83
Views: 6181

RE: What Major Airports Can You Deboard With Stair

At Charles deGaulle (CDG) in Paris we got off of our Air France A320 using stairs, and we boarded our Continental 777 using stairs, we went in the second door right by the engines, you don't realize how big they are until you actually walk next to one.

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by klm744
Tue Jan 29, 2002 6:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Opinions On Dimage 5/7
Replies: 7
Views: 1813

RE: Opinions On Dimage 5/7

I just bought a dimage 5 and I think its a great camera. I was considering a sony f707 or a dimage 7, but I think that the largest print I will realistically make is an 8X10 so I don't need 5 megapixels. Anyway, its a good camera, it takes very sharp shots and is fairly quick. Sometimes the autofocu...

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by klm744
Tue Jan 08, 2002 12:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Austin Spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

RE: Austin Spotting

what Usa said is basically true, but there are exceptions, for instance it's not terribly uncommon to see 727s and 757s take off and land from the runway in front of the viewing area, but this most often happens when there is a lot of activity at the airport and the far runway is full. If there is n...

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by klm744
Thu Dec 27, 2001 4:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Megapixels, Print Size, And Shutter Lag
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

RE: Megapixels, Print Size, And Shutter Lag

surely someone here has dealt with these issues????

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by klm744
Wed Dec 26, 2001 8:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Megapixels, Print Size, And Shutter Lag
Replies: 11
Views: 2656

Megapixels, Print Size, And Shutter Lag

I am thinking about getting a new digital camera to replace my N90s, but have some questions about megapixels and final print size. I currently have a 2.11 megapixel digital camera, which equals 1600X1200 resolution pictures. I figure that this can make good 4X6 and 5X7 shots. I have read that a 2.1...

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by klm744
Thu Dec 06, 2001 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Without Winglets?
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

A340 Without Winglets?

The bottom of the pic says its a Lufthansa 340 in the front. Where are the winglets? I've never seen a 340 w/o winglets.

https://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=204716

[Loading aircraft image...]

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by klm744
Mon Nov 05, 2001 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not Enough Gates At Aus?
Replies: 12
Views: 2425

Not Enough Gates At Aus?

When spotting I frequently notice that a plane will arive and have to wait for on the tarmac for another plane to depart so that it can have a gate. I see this pretty much every time I go. Usually the plane will wait 10-15 minutes, but I have seen them wait up to half an hour. I have noticed this wi...

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by klm744
Fri Oct 26, 2001 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Takes Gun On Board US A/c!
Replies: 26
Views: 2247

RE: Man Takes Gun On Board US A/c!

Why did the guy even say anything. If I was in his position and did not have any intention of using the gun, I would have just kept that little piece of info to myself. The guy made a mistake and now he may face criminal charges because he turned himself in. What was he thinking.

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by klm744
Thu Oct 25, 2001 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kaitak Approach Videos
Replies: 43
Views: 3219

RE: Kaitak Approach Videos

what happened to that swissair 330's engine in the video that is in dropkick's link

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by klm744
Wed Oct 24, 2001 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Rear Engine Mounted Jets
Replies: 9
Views: 2643

The Future Of Rear Engine Mounted Jets

I love rear engine mounted jets like the md-80 and 727, but have noticed that they are not really being made anymore with the exception of the 717. I am wondering if noise restrictions now and more strict ones in the future will prevent new rear engine mounted jets from being made because of the lim...

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by klm744
Mon Oct 22, 2001 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Noise Abatement Procedure At Aus?
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

RE: New Noise Abatement Procedure At Aus?

Thanks for the response, mabye one of the other Austin spotters will have heard something more.

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by klm744
Mon Oct 22, 2001 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Noise Abatement Procedure At Aus?
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

New Noise Abatement Procedure At Aus?

I just got back from spotting at AUS. I was only there for about 20 minutes but I noticed something strange. From the spotters area I saw two biz jets and two md-80s land and none of them used thrust reversers. The two biz jets didn't even deploy them and with the md-80s, the first one only deployed...

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by klm744
Mon Oct 22, 2001 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Tell The Difference Between 737/md80 Models
Replies: 18
Views: 5729

How To Tell The Difference Between 737/md80 Models

When it comes to 737's I can easily differentiate between a 737-200(because of the engines) and a 738 and 739 (they are much longer than the others), but I was wondering if there is a way to tell the difference between the ones in between the 732 and 738/739 such as the 733 and 735 etc purely by loo...

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by klm744
Fri Oct 19, 2001 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest And Their 737-200s
Replies: 2
Views: 2110

Southwest And Their 737-200s

I was wondering if anyone knows how many 732's Southwest has and when they are planning on retiring them.

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by klm744
Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Would You Prefer To Fly In During Turbulence
Replies: 45
Views: 4616

RE: Which Would You Prefer To Fly In During Turbul

I would say 777. I was on a Continental flight from CDG-IAH and about half way over the atlantic ocean the plane hit a couple of very moderate bumps and then just dropped. It was enough of a drop to wake several people who were sleeping. The pilot came on and said that the turbulence we were going i...

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by klm744
Mon Oct 15, 2001 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Dreams Or Nightmares Of Airlines Or Aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 3600

RE: Bad Dreams Or Nightmares Of Airlines Or Aircra

One of the most vivid and disturbing dreams I have had is when I dreamed I was on TWA flight 800. I was on a cockpit visit when the explosion happened. I wasn't killed during the explosion but instead survived until the front piece of the aircraft that broke off hit the ocean. Very disturbing.

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by klm744
Fri Oct 05, 2001 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do 777s Need Reverse Thrust?
Replies: 33
Views: 2881

RE: Do 777s Need Reverse Thrust?

I've only flown on 1 777, but I too noticed that when we touched down at IAH, there was no thrust reversers. I was expecting to hear the roar of the 777s huge engines, but I heard nothing. Was kind of disappointing, but interesting experience abord such a large aircraft stopping without thrust rever...

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by klm744
Fri Oct 05, 2001 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newer Planes = Smoother Ride?
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Newer Planes = Smoother Ride?

Does a the fact that a plane is new, (new, meaning a more modern design and not meaning less flight hours), mean that it will have a smoother flight/handle turbulence better due to more advanced wing designs and aerodynamics? For instance would a flight on a 747-400 be any smoother than a flight on ...

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by klm744
Wed Oct 03, 2001 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair: One Picture Saying It All
Replies: 10
Views: 2280

RE: Swissair: One Picture Saying It All

Is that picture of the 330 pointing downwards real or manipulated. If its real I hope it was during an airshow

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by klm744
Tue Oct 02, 2001 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Question About Lear Jets
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

A Question About Lear Jets

I heard many times and again in the loudest jet thread that lear jets are very loud. I have heard one only once and I agree that they are extrememly loud. My question is are the loud lear jets only the older models, or are all lear jets loud, but just not as common these days.

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by klm744
Mon Oct 01, 2001 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier At AUS On Monday 10/1/01
Replies: 10
Views: 2589

RE: Frontier At AUS On Monday 10/1/01

Wow, I didn't even know they were starting service to AUS. Unfortunately I probably won't be able to make it  Sad Does anyone know what kind of jet it is going to be?

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by klm744
Sun Sep 30, 2001 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Engines And The Noise They Make
Replies: 4
Views: 2515

RE: Jet Engines And The Noise They Make

So if I understand correctly, the less air going into the engine the quieter it will be. In that case, how do the newer engines produce more thrust? It seems that with less air to work with they would have to really compress it to make up for the relatively lower amount of air going in, and it would...

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by klm744
Sun Sep 30, 2001 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Engines And The Noise They Make
Replies: 4
Views: 2515

Jet Engines And The Noise They Make

What part or engine process makes the engine loud? For example is it the mechanical sounds i.e. the actual motor spinning the fans etc., or is it the actual ignition of the air/ fuel mixture, or is it the rush of the large amount of air out of the back of the engine. I realize it is probably a combi...

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by klm744
Sat Sep 29, 2001 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Long Haul Aircraft Choice
Replies: 71
Views: 3053

RE: Your Long Haul Aircraft Choice

I would choose the 777 first, I flew on one from CDG-IAH and it was awesome. Powerful, smooth, roomy, and very modern. Followed by the 330 because it seems similar to a 777 and ive never been on one. This followed by a 747, MD-11, 767 which i've flown on transatlantic and it felt sort of small as co...

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by klm744
Sat Sep 29, 2001 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loudest Jet
Replies: 79
Views: 5945

RE: Loudest Jet

I forgot the interior noise part of the question. Regarding that I flew on an AF 767 not too long ago, sitting right behind the wing. It was the loudest plane inside that I have flown on in quite some time. The only thing that rivals it was flying in the very rear of DC-9s in the pre-hushkit era.

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by klm744
Sat Sep 29, 2001 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loudest Jet
Replies: 79
Views: 5945

RE: Loudest Jet

From my experience, only including the most common jets that I see, I would have to say the 727, DC-9, and 737-200. Even with hushkits they are louder than most newer and bigger jets that I have seen, such as the 737NGs and 757. Also the MD-80 is pretty loud as well. I have never heard a jumbo up cl...

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by klm744
Wed Sep 26, 2001 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle ATR-72 At AUS Today
Replies: 9
Views: 2945

RE: AA Eagle ATR-72 At AUS Today

It would be nice to see AUS get a little more variety, I dream of the day when it gets some heavies other than the 757 and cargo jets which never leave the tarmac anyway.  Smile

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by klm744
Mon Sep 24, 2001 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C'mon I Want To Go To Paris!
Replies: 13
Views: 1986

RE: C'mon I Want To Go To Paris!

I flew the AF flight from CDG to IAH last January, I think it probably will not get cancelled. As far as it being profitable our flight was pretty full at a time when not too many travel so, I guess they are probably getting a profit from it. AF is really good about booking alternate flights either ...

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by klm744
Sun Sep 23, 2001 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White Unmarked 733 At AUS
Replies: 26
Views: 1760

RE: White Unmarked 733 At AUS

I saw the transmeridian 722 a couple of weeks ago, today was interesting spotting with the weather and all. Almost everything was taking off and landing in front of the spotters area due to the weather on the other side of the airport. I saw a delta 727 land/take off, as well as an AA 757 land/takeo...

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