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by ImperialEagle
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 14698

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

Boof02671 wrote:
It was not a 737C



Yeah, I thought that was a -100.

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by ImperialEagle
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18377

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

The bug-eyed whackadoodle and her pals will most certainly have their following of useful idiots to cheer them on. But, the spotlight will be on them. It won't take long for them to crash and burn. From the Independent Sentinel: http://www.independentsentinel.com/house-committees-shaping-up-with-rav...

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by ImperialEagle
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet
Replies: 265
Views: 13326

Re: MAGA-Clad Teens Harass and Mock Native American Vet

As usual, all this SJW hysteria begins with the totally corrupt Liberal Mainstream Media. So far this month we have had FOUR huge FAKE NEWS fires burning: From Breitbart: https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/01/22/nolte-four-massive-media-hoaxes-in-first-three-weeks-of-2019/ And, as Slider point...

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by ImperialEagle
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up
Replies: 42
Views: 4484

Re: Aircraft With The Most Intense Engine Start Up

PW 2800's
Anything with C-W TC3350's
JT-3D Powered DC-8's (Series 50's and -61) (The "mating call")
RB211 (Especially when very cold)

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 78
Views: 14934

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

Kind of reminds me of the '50's cars in Cuba. Engineering acumen, tenacity, determination, on the part of the Iranians, and the excellent design of the Boeing 727 team. I saw my first Boeing 727 on the ramp in front of the EA hanger at ATL in the fall of 1963. It was awesome and resplendent in the E...

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by ImperialEagle
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An unfair comparison II - DC-7 vs. CV-880 vs. A220-100
Replies: 24
Views: 4109

Re: An unfair comparison II - DC-7 vs. CV-880 vs. A220-100

[quote="SFOThinker"]I was lucky as a teen to fly on a DC-7 (UA) and DC-6Bs (Western, Delta, UA). I was shocked to watch the 7s retired much quicker. But I think I recall being surprised that the 7 was noisier. However, noise on prop airliners depended a lot on where you sat, so my comparis...

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5673

Re: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"

http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/04/ame ... iars-ever/
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An interesting op/ed in today's Federalist about the Der Speigel debacle:

http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/04/ame ... iars-ever/

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 91457

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

The Gatestone Institute (Geo-Political) has numerous articles on this topic. There was an interesting article in Gatestone last December, here's a link: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13461/andrea-leadsom-brexit On a lighter note, here's what Paul Watson, of You-Tube recently shared: https://www...

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 8029

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

Fall and Winter: Creed Original Vetiver, Boucheron Jaipur, and Crabtree & Evelyn Sandlewood. Spring and Summer: Guerlain Habit Rouge, Caswell-Massey Newport and Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime. Applied after a cool shower I find these especially refreshing after baking on the beach or poo...

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by ImperialEagle
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5673

Re: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"

Oh, yes. Typical reaction from far-leftists. De-legitimize and deny,deny,deny. Only liberal news sources could possibly be correct. Their message coming from the lips of some distant god, I suppose. Whatever. Thank heavens there are some alternative sources of information! Those of us who search it ...

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by ImperialEagle
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departures in the middle of the night
Replies: 88
Views: 13981

Re: Departures in the middle of the night

Here in the US,back in the day, there were plenty of flights in the wee hours. EA in particular would schedule flights at all hours in the middle of the night through ATL. NW used to do a few all-nighters coast to coast stopping 7 to 9 times along the way. As previously mentioned, price had a lot to...

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5673

Re: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"

From today's Brietbart: https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/12/29/pictures-france-yellow-vests-march-on-collaborator-mainstream-media-headquarters/ Well, how 'bout that. Funny thing, nary a mention of it on the US LMSM. Big surprise. Wierderling, I think it's time for you to step back from the koo...

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by ImperialEagle
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5673

Re: Der Spiegal - "Institutional Bias"

Now, back to Der Spiegel---------here's a few articles they didn't have a thing to say about. If they are all a pack of lies----then why hasn't Der Spiegel been screaming bloody murder? Because it is the truth, and the Liberal Mainstream Media do not want to mention a word about it. If they make too...

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by ImperialEagle
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5673

Re: Der Spiegal - "Institutional Bias"

From Breitbart Jerusalem: https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2018/12/20/israel-prepares-for-mass-immigration-of-french-jews/ If you think this article is a lie then perhaps you can go ask the people over at the Haaretz ;) Oh, and just to get you up to speed----- From the Gatestone Institute (Geo-...

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by ImperialEagle
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5673

Re: Der Spiegal - "Institutional Bias"

More and more, the invented journalism is getting the spotlight. A good sign that at least some of the masses are stepping away from the kool-aid bowl . This appears to be the case where the latest attempt by NBC to lie to the public has been exposed. Here's the link to Breitbart: https://www.breitb...

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by ImperialEagle
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Der Spiegel - "Institutional Bias"
Replies: 75
Views: 5673

Re: Der Spiegal - "Institutional Bias"

Big surprise. The vast MAJORITY of the media are liberals. Combine that with Freedom of Speech in Journalism is unheard of in most of the world. The Liberal Mainstream Media is societal manipulation on a grand scale. Especially in countries where the Government dictates what can and what can't be di...

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by ImperialEagle
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 11648

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

What about charters and potential mass immigration?

Will the T7's step in with a high density configuration or will a few 744's be kept ready to go?

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14146

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

IMO, the porter that abandoned the elderly woman is a careless,POS.
I don't care if that idiots shift is over. You don't do things like that if you have any upbringing at all.
Cold,cruel,world.

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: AA Flight Attendant Told the CEO: Our Standards 'Suck' Compared With United's and Delta's.
Replies: 159
Views: 24605

Re: “Our Standards Suck!”

The masses just want a cheap seat on the bus, and, that's what they get. It took a long time to dumb-down the public,though, because a few generations needed to pass before people didn't know what economy flying USED to be like.

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by ImperialEagle
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 45
Views: 9101

Re: 787th 787 rolls out of final assembly

Erebus wrote:
Interesting milestone. Did any of the other types get a special decal to mark their own number in deliveries? 777/767/757/747 etc.


NW took delivery of the 707th 707. It wore decals for a while.

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 232 Details
Replies: 37
Views: 8864

Re: UA 232 Details

The day of the crash was my day off. I watched the landing event unfold and recorded it. The aircraft cart-wheeled into a corn field. I have no idea whether or not the airport farmed on the side, or not, but no surprise UA got a bill. There was a Rabbi, his wife and three children on board. The Rabb...

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by ImperialEagle
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'
Replies: 145
Views: 18070

Re: Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man'

Well, the airlines can control the seat size and, with rare exception, pax can control their weight.
I'm not about to share my seat with anyone, especially a water buffalo, on a long flight.

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 17137

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

Many Mad Dog trips. Great airplanes.

Yeah, the "shrapnel" seats are a bit loud, but those foam earplugs do wonders. Not any louder than the front of an L-188 or a -580.

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by ImperialEagle
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 23495

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

Fun memories! Rocket-like performance with just a moderate to light load.

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by ImperialEagle
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 18042

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

More and more the world is generationnaly become nothing more than rambling complainers looking for any reason to the next to complain. Mostly people with too much time on they’re hands and addicted to posting long ranting reviews on apps like Yelp. Back when society had thicker skin, common sense,...

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tanzania to hunt down gays
Replies: 92
Views: 4503

Re: Tanzania to hunt down gays

Yup, Alinsky playbook to the letter. I did not expect anything else!

Girl,bye.

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tanzania to hunt down gays
Replies: 92
Views: 4503

Re: Tanzania to hunt down gays

Oh and my response to the droids who object to my sources of information is ; if you march in lock-step with the liberal mainstream media than you are only getting one side of a story. And the liberal mainstream media is the vast majority of the media. So if you believe that everything you hear and ...

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tanzania to hunt down gays
Replies: 92
Views: 4503

Re: Tanzania to hunt down gays

The LGBT is a good case of "the hated becoming the haters" and many gays simply no longer relate. I think the last straw for many gay people was the organization trying to DESTROY the lives of a couple of religious bakers who did not wish to sell a wedding cake. A CAKE!!!???? Here's an ide...

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18752

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC

A question I have following on from this discussion is this: what were the salient points that encouraged airlines to buy 707s rather than DC-8s, or DC-8s rather than 707s, when they were both fully in production? I've only recently discovered that two stretched versions of the 707 were envisaged, ...

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18752

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

NW was trying to deal with three major crashes (a -7C and two L-188's) and the expenses of the introduction of the DC-8's which did not meet the range performance criteria. Therefore Boeing was able to work a lease-deal with TW so NW could take some pressure off and make a few dollars in the interim...

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by ImperialEagle
Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tanzania to hunt down gays
Replies: 92
Views: 4503

Re: Tanzania to hunt down gays

Sadly, the LGBT movement can only survive if everyone is a "victim". Fortunately, most gays here in the US are not "victims" even though it doesn't fit the LGBT narrative. The gay people I know are busy being "normal" and no longer need the label. Old cultures change s...

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by ImperialEagle
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tanzania to hunt down gays
Replies: 92
Views: 4503

Re: Tanzania to hunt down gays

Plain truth is gay people are a minority no matter what country. You can blame it on anything, but, that's a fact. As a small minority, gay people have become mainstream in most developed countries. Sadly, the LGBT movement can only survive if everyone is a "victim". Fortunately, most gays...

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by ImperialEagle
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tanzania to hunt down gays
Replies: 92
Views: 4503

Re: Tanzania to hunt down gays

Look at how many of those countries are in the Middle East. The only safe place for gay people in the whole of North Africa and Middle East is Israel. Tel Aviv is the "gay Mecca" in that part of the world. Off limits to most people living in the region, so if there's any gay Mecca that sh...

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by ImperialEagle
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tanzania to hunt down gays
Replies: 92
Views: 4503

Re: Tanzania to hunt down gays

There is no shortage of human rights abuses and atrocities in many countries on earth. Take a good look at the what countries make up the (so called) Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Look at how many of those countries are in the Middle East. The only safe place for gay people in the whol...

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by ImperialEagle
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded
Replies: 55
Views: 5707

Re: Pittsburgh synagogue shooting leaves multiple people dead and wounded

I remember the fall of 1958 when the Democratic fringe-group called the Ku Klux Klan blew up the Temple in Atlanta shortly before children were to arrive for their "Sunday School". While many people were bemoaning "another" anti-semitic attack, many others, especially war Veteran...

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596896

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

YellowJ wrote:
Not to take away the focus from this sad situation; but is this a record from delivery to crash for any airline and/or aircraft made?


Well, the L-14, M-202, Comet, L-188 B-707 and B-727 come to mind.

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by ImperialEagle
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest flying passenger airliners
Replies: 27
Views: 5397

Re: OLdest flying passenger airliners

Well, somewhere there must be a DC-3.

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by ImperialEagle
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3575

Re: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)

Old TPA had an observation walkway above where EA's gates were. Also directly across the runway looking North to Northeast,were some old FBO's and a few WWII Quonset hangers. Could be JAX, or another Florida airport back in the day. It has the old Florida "look". The L-188 appears to be pr...

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (TAI DC-7C)
Replies: 13
Views: 1908

Re: Where? (TAI DC-7C)

Nah, tail looks like a -7C. #3 Propeller tips seem too close to fuselage, however, it must just be the angle. Registry looks like F-BIAR.
PA took the first -7C in early 1956. Radar was added earlier on US carriers than many overseas carriers. And TAI took some later deliveries.

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (TAI DC-7C)
Replies: 13
Views: 1908

Re: Where? (TAI DC-7C)

Looks like a -7B to me.

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 10614

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

"Regular" sustained non-stop service over the Atlantic didn't really exist until Intercontinental versions of the 707 and DC-8 were available. Certainly not trans-Pacific. The previous piston-powered aircraft were too unreliable and or used too much oil or both. Frequently, especially with...

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by ImperialEagle
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says
Replies: 86
Views: 19144

Re: Airbus A320 Engine Fix Won't Come for Months, Lufthansa Says

History repeating itself. Just to be expected when pushing the state of the art. Nothing most airlines haven't encountered before. Nobody at LH is old enough to remember their Wright 3350's or they would remember when there were no spare engines left. Same for everybody else. Pushing the limits of t...

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by ImperialEagle
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 9012

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

Poor 738 can’t catch a break with the landing incursions. Does anyone have stats on how many 738’s have been involved in landing incidents and how many of those were write-off’s? This would be ninth (9th) incident/accident involving B737-800NG this year. https://aviation-safety.net/database/types/B...

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?
Replies: 59
Views: 6366

Re: The old Northwest Airlines - good place to work?

NW was not that big an outfit when Don Nyrop was bought in to rescue the company. Without his guidance the airline likely have been liquidated and the Board was ready to do it. There had been a series of highly publicized crashes , along with Pilots who refused to fly the aircraft (202's) and a rece...

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 11995

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

It is amusing to read the comments of those who have no idea of what life in the city is like. A few things come to mind. Firstly, how about a "kvetchathon" which is the first thing I can think of. New Yorkers LIVE to kvetch, especially about the airports. It's a favorite sport. Secondly, ...

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by ImperialEagle
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 11746

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

I have great memories of the 707's. Too many to list. A few comments. If you wanted to see how much runway a -320B could use, all you had to do was observe one of NW's non-stops to Tokyo out of SEA on a hot summer day! (Or a charter to Saigon!) NW was not known to send empty airplanes between the US...

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA's runway 9-27
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: TPA's runway 9-27

Over the years I have seen plenty of heavy aircraft using this runway. More often, taking off and landing to the west. I used to enjoy spotting in a parking lot of the old TPA terminal adjacent to the old Boy Scout Rd. I have seen 707s,720s, 880s, stretched -8s, 747's, -10 s and L-1011s using this r...

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA's runway 9-27
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: TPA's runway 9-27

Over the years I have seen plenty of heavy aircraft using this runway. More often, taking off and landing to the west. I used to enjoy spotting in a parking lot of the old TPA terminal adjacent to the old Boy Scout Rd. I have seen 707s,720s, 880s, stretched -8s, 747's, -10 s and L-1011s using this r...

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by ImperialEagle
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Artwork at ATL
Replies: 11
Views: 1117

Re: Artwork at ATL

Wow, better move this to Non-Aviation quickly!

I grew up in Atlanta. I can assure you there is a rich history not related to Africa at all. Sadly, it doesn't matter where in the world you are, the "Government" only tells you what they want you to know.

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by ImperialEagle
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18424

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

TPA was a very small terminal (with a leaky roof) and all gates were open-air until the current airport opened in the early 70's. Any early wide bodies that visited were handled via airstairs.

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