This just in: I should mention that it's from and copyright The Jamaica Observer Newspaper..... Air J cuts 25 execs & Air J staff asked to take pay cut Observer Reporter Friday, March 14, 2003 ZACCA... no other choice AIR Jamaica yesterday chopped 25 senior executive and management positions, as wel...Jump to post
<img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif" ALT="Wow!"> <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif" ALT="Wow!"> I'm catching up on the forum messages and I just saw Don's message saying they've closed the viewing area in FLL... so now I've got another letter to write! <img src="/discussi...Jump to post
Folks, I had emailed this letterto the authors of the article that came out in yesterday's Orlando Sentinel. I am only now just seeing this thread so I thought I'd post it FYI. I'm also going to write the city and the airport's authority. Regards, PrinceAir (Nigel P.) -----Original Message----- From...Jump to post
Good mid priced digital - not a true SLR but can take other lenses with the optional adapter and other step up rings. Takes both Compact flash and SD and if you use a 1 gig microdrive you'll never fill it up. Also take AA batteries so even if your rechargeables die and you're away from your charger ...Jump to post
InBound, yeah I know about the politics that are going on there and that there was really no government per say for almost a year but that still doesn't exclude the Private sector or even the interim govt. from trying to save the airline... I'm hoping for the best for the Trini elections next Monday...Jump to post
ROTFL... so we have the "Great Grapefruit" and the "Lovebird" or the "Reggae Bird" (depending on who you talk to) in the Caribbean - what's next? The Flying Coconut? <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Anyway - I digress... The T&T government should have stepped in months a...Jump to post
"Slice of grapefruit"? <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> ha ha ha you mean the Steel Pan? ha ha ha - never thought of it that way before - anyway... yeah I'd be saddened to hear of a BWee demise... I have always felt that there was room enough for 2 or more major Caribbea...Jump to post
On the new Pan Am <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=34162" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/p/pamam2.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="117"></a><br>Photo © N...Jump to post
<br><center><a href="/open.file?id=63162" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/0-n630aj.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="179" height="150"></a><br>Photo © Nigel O. Prince</...Jump to post
Errr.. where in MCO where you? Not even Terminal A - Airside 1 on it's worst day looks anything like DTW. Parts of it are under renovation but there is definitely nothing that looks like an eyesore there... honestly you must be mistaken. BTW, MCO handled 31 million passengers last year and has alrea...Jump to post
Condensation trails (Contrails) form when hot humid air from jet exhaust mixes with environmental air of low vapor pressure and low temperature. The mixing is a result of turbulence generated by the engine exhaust. This doesn't happen at sea level even if there are low temperatures as the vapor pres...Jump to post
Air Jamaica... (though I may be a little biased <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif">) just look at the detail in the tail and winglets. Hands down, the "Lovebird". <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=47403" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">C...Jump to post
Discussions on the pro and cons of APS (Advantix) film almost always starts "flame wars" between diehard 35 mm people and APS users so please no flames... APS is actually 24 mm film but in a convienient package that allows mid roll change and no film leader and no tampering with negatives and some o...Jump to post
Hey guys, On Sunday the right engine an AA MD-11 from Miami hit a van as the aircraft maneuvered to the landing slot at London's Heathrow under a self-navigating guidance system according to the airline spokeswoman. The Ford Transit van was pushed about 35 feet and dented. Does anyone know what such...Jump to post
Ok. Is there anyone here who knows the true story of what happened at FLL on Saturday? The Air France Speedbird was supposed to depart at 1:45 pm so I drive 3 and a 1/2 hrs to get there for 11:30 only to hear that it left at 10:05! I wasn't the only one fooled either - a whole lot of spotters starte...Jump to post
I usually try to find at spot at end of or parallel to the active runway. If you're passing thru an airport (in transit) see if you can find a dedicated viewing area (some airports have these) or try find a close parking area - if all else fails a big window without reflections and a good view will ...Jump to post
I find that 100 or 200 speed film works best. You can always go slower if you wish (ISO 50 etc.) As for the brand... I'm partial to Fuji but lately I have been experimenting with other brands. I'm now shooting APS (24mm) since the drop in loading and mid-roll change is very convienient but a lot of...Jump to post
I agree with Ilyushin96M & Excelsior767. Air Jamaica's airbuses are some of the most beautiful planes flying - Their tails with the hummingbird (Lovebird) on them is just beautiful. Look at photo 47259 The thing is with the new Air Jamaica scheme: you either love it or hate it - there is no middle g...Jump to post
Oh man. That's too bad. SeriouslyFunny (Brian) had told me about it and I was going to come down to MCO just for the event hoping to get some good pictures, meet some cool people etc but at the last minute I couldn't make it - I guess it was just as well. What's wrong with AirTran marketing? They co...Jump to post
I echo the sentiments of the other guys who recommend nothing more than 200 speed film. I personally favour Fuji film because I think the colour rendition is better but I've taken shots with both Fuji and Kodak. Nothing above 200 though and 100 is preferable.
Hope this helps.
The new Satellite airside at MCO seems to be progressing nicely. The tram lines are in (I saw no tram yet) but all in all it seems near completion. What's also interesting is the new taxiway under construction that is meant to connect the 18L/36R to 35L/17R. This taxiway will cross over the main ent...Jump to post
Too bad you didn't get to do any spotting at MCO. It's great airport for spotting... many different types and carriers (including Mexicana, Aeropostal, Air Jamaica, El Al etc.)... just check out the MCO photos on this site and you'll see what I mean.
Anyway - maybe next time!