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by dispatchguy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE
Replies: 45
Views: 11269

Re: Fate of FedEx DC-10-30 N320FE

The Center LG on the -30 is standard. When it is deferred locked up there are some pretty significant weight restrictions that come into play.

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by dispatchguy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 818 compressor stall (or bird strike) video with impressive audio
Replies: 9
Views: 5638

Re: Air China 818 compressor stall (or bird strike) video with impressive audio

The NBC affiliate in DC broke into their nightly news last night to show the landing. When the aircraft turned off the runway the #1 was still running, although I couldn't tell if it was at idle thrust or what.

The landing looked absolutely normal.

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by dispatchguy
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 5281

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

There are still a few FT crewmembers around FedEx, they are all identified with 96000 series employee numbers...

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by dispatchguy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019
Replies: 205
Views: 39220

Re: Updated: UA reinstating BOM and DEL service by September 6th, 2019

Pakistan has now totally reopened their airspace as of earlier this week, so they could restart their service earlier than the Sept date given once they get all the pieces in place.

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by dispatchguy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017
Replies: 49
Views: 7281

Re: Trans-Atlantic Fuel Efficiency by Airline 2017

A worthless chart - US fuel planning rules are much more archaic compared to any EASA/ICAO fuel rule. Comparing the same aircraft type in a given city pair, say 767 JFK-LHR, the EASA carrier will almost always carry less fuel than the 121 carrier will be required to because our fuel rules were writt...

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by dispatchguy
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?
Replies: 115
Views: 16983

Re: Why did DL/UA cut NRT-JFK-NRT?

When I worked at the UA Pilot Crew Desk during the summer of love (2000) I was told that for JFK-NRT 744s, all the freight paid for the flight - all the fares collected were pure profit.

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by dispatchguy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 113
Views: 20440

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

Channex757 wrote:
FX also won't be affected by the wing cracking issue on the 767W at the moment, as they don't operate wingleted 767s.


They had one aircraft that they dewingleted (if that is a word).

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by dispatchguy
Sun May 27, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Satellite Prediction Service for RNP-AR Ops
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Satellite Prediction Service for RNP-AR Ops

For our regulator no, if I am dispatching to an ILS at the destination, there is no need to run a terminal PRAIM.

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by dispatchguy
Tue May 22, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Satellite Prediction Service for RNP-AR Ops
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Satellite Prediction Service for RNP-AR Ops

Depending on your regulator, you may need to do a predispatch PRAIM analysis if you are dispatching to an RNP-AR approach. So if an RNP-AR approach is the best way to get into the airport (the lowest mins), when I am doing the release I also add the PRAIM forecast to the required level of RNP to the...

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by dispatchguy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 9131

Re: Your longest flight

UA179-5JUN17
EWR-HKG
N69020
15+39 block time

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by dispatchguy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 36026

Re: Southwest 737-300

FlyUSAir wrote:
Anyone know what routes the -300's are popping up on these days? Want to catch one or two more before they are retired.


I just flew one MEM-BWI on tuesday.

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by dispatchguy
Fri May 19, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies
Replies: 399
Views: 91596

Re: Delta to issue RFP for up to 150 Narrowbodies?

Forget the A320. The A320 backlog is huge, with over 11 years worth of production already sold out, regardless of any intended ramp-up. The engine issues are not going to help in the short-term. The B737 Max should still have slots not too far out. Wikipedia states the order count for the MAX excee...

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by dispatchguy
Sun May 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 66
Views: 5357

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

I work for a major US-based cargo airline as a standards flight dispatcher, and as such, I am going to DC a LOT for meetings and so on. I'm going to DC (IAD) I think 6 times this year, once to DAB, once to IAH, YOW, SRQ (for VAC), and my annual ops observation ride to NRT, CAN, SGN, DEL, and HKG and...

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by dispatchguy
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Administration Considers Far-Reaching Steps for ‘Extreme Vetting’
Replies: 50
Views: 3889

Re: Trump Administration Considers Far-Reaching Steps for ‘Extreme Vetting’

And the best part is when those countries reciprocate against US Citizens... :(

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by dispatchguy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports as Movie Locations
Replies: 58
Views: 3141

Re: Airports as Movie Locations

When Home Alone 2 was being filmed at ORD I remember making a connection and having to pass the security checkpoint for the AA concourse (I was on UA), and there was this huge sign over the checkpoint that said that you were entering a movie set, and that you were granting the right to use your like...

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by dispatchguy
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question - Losing an Engine at V1
Replies: 34
Views: 3178

Re: Question - Losing an Engine at V1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlpJTGAv2Oc
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Check out this YouTube video, its an old, but still valid Boeing video on V1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlpJTGAv2Oc

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by dispatchguy
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNCONFIRMED: Eastern Airlines On Brink Of Shut Down
Replies: 83
Views: 28952

Re: Eastern Airlines On Brink Of Shut Down

But as of saturday morning, EAL has dispatched at least two aircraft from MIA to Cuba, one to HAV and at least one to Santa Clara.

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by dispatchguy
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight AA109 LHR-LAX diverted to KEF
Replies: 53
Views: 9394

Re: AA in KEF

Has anyone on here been in a major airline control center as an employee? Whether a dispatcher, ops controller, aircraft router, crew controller, load planner, etc? I didnt think so. Gotta love armchair CEOs who think that being on here makes them qualified. The way some people seemingly think on he...

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by dispatchguy
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NextGen Data Comm
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Re: NextGen Data Comm

There are a lot of benefits to CPDLC for pre departure clearances. With DCL (CPDLC Clearances) the route can get changed a 1000 times, and each can be loaded straight into the Inactive Route of the FMC. The initial clearance doesnt load into the FMC however, that is uplinked from the airline's fligh...

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by dispatchguy
Mon May 02, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fall 2017 May See WN Shed A Lot Of Routes/Stations
Replies: 59
Views: 14945

RE: Fall 2017 May See WN Shed A Lot Of Routes/Stations

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Coronado" class="quote" target="_blank">Coronado</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> The whole thing strikes me that <acrony...

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by dispatchguy
Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilot Fails Breathalyzer At DTW
Replies: 99
Views: 16756

RE: AA Pilot Fails Breathalyzer At DTW

AA's limit is a 0.02.

Most carriers are more restrictive than the FARs

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by dispatchguy
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Pre - Year 5 Update?
Replies: 7
Views: 2560

RE: TSA Pre - Year 5 Update?

Best hundred bucks I've ever spent. Leaving <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> last friday afternoon, the Pre line was long, but I didnt have to get undressed - and could leave my Mac in my laptop bag. Maybe 5 mins in the line (it was 4p g...

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by dispatchguy
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PmUA Procedures
Replies: 5
Views: 2829

RE: PmUA Procedures

One thing is that the majors all have contracts with Drs on the ground that they can radio patch to the flight deck if someone is experiencing a medical problem. For example, when I dispatched at AWE in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</...

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by dispatchguy
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MIA: TSA Precheck Lines Extremely Long
Replies: 45
Views: 9060

RE: MIA: TSA Precheck Lines Extremely Long

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ubeema" class="quote" target="_blank">ubeema</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i> was told at some airports like <acronym tit...

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by dispatchguy
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Outlines Formal US-Cuba Route Proceeding
Replies: 300
Views: 29281

RE: DOT Outlines Formal US-Cuba Route Proceeding

I think for any cargo operator, such as FDX or UPS, there needs to be a cargo infrastructure that I don't think is there, yet. Are there any K-loaders at <acronym title="Havana - Jose Marti International (HAV / MUHA), Cuba">HAV</acronym>/MUHA for example that could offload/onload a 757? Any customs-...

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by dispatchguy
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Commits To 16 Additional 777F
Replies: 42
Views: 12481

RE: FedEx Commits To 16 Additional 777F

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747400sp" class="quote" target="_blank">747400sp</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>Boooo!!!!!!, As somebody, who strongly d...

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by dispatchguy
Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Had To Use Ladder To Board Aircraft.
Replies: 17
Views: 13035

RE: Pax Had To Use Ladder To Board Aircraft.

One way to eliminate cabin baggage!

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by dispatchguy
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Purchases Additional 767 Freighters
Replies: 201
Views: 35592

FedEx Purchases Additional 767 Freighters

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HPRamper" class="quote" target="_blank">HPRamper</a> (<a href="#117" class="quote">Reply 117</a>):<br/><i>There is no niche smaller than the 757...

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by dispatchguy
Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Purchases Additional 767 Freighters
Replies: 201
Views: 35592

FedEx Purchases Additional 767 Freighters

Has their been any real discussion over a B737-800 Freighter? I can see where there are markets where even a 75F is too large in capacity.

Imagine this order - 50 B763Fs, 10 B777Fs, 25 or so B738Fs...

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by dispatchguy
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Accelerates Widebody Retirements
Replies: 61
Views: 18870

RE: FedEx Accelerates Widebody Retirements

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HPRamper" class="quote" target="_blank">HPRamper</a> (<a href="#45" class="quote">Reply 45</a>):<br/><i>whereas the A310 is the opposite. I know...

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by dispatchguy
Fri May 08, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Is The Launch Customer For 737-700 Freighter
Replies: 29
Views: 11488

RE: AS Is The Launch Customer For 737-700 Freighter

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HPRamper" class="quote" target="_blank">HPRamper</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i> Using <acronym title="Federal Express (US...

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by dispatchguy
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Usps 2 Day Packages
Replies: 54
Views: 10535

RE: Flying Usps 2 Day Packages

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/drew13btv" class="quote" target="_blank">drew13btv</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Reason the priority overnight for Mond...

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by dispatchguy
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Closed
Replies: 71
Views: 29578

RE: JFK Closed

I'm listening to LiveATC and KJFK is operational - B/A Fair

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by dispatchguy
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Worst Climbing Long Range Quad?
Replies: 53
Views: 10954

RE: Worst Climbing Long Range Quad?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table...

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by dispatchguy
Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: 'drunk' FA Delays BOS-SEA
Replies: 33
Views: 12093

RE: Report: 'drunk' FA Delays BOS-SEA

In the airline industry, if you have a problem, with drugs or booze, the airline will bendover backwards to get you the help you do need, as long as you confidentially tell someone you need help. BUT Report for work in that condition and get snagged to pee in the bottle, its now too late - you're do...

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by dispatchguy
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And The 757 Abuse
Replies: 235
Views: 35084

RE: UA And The 757 Abuse

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B747forever" class="quote" target="_blank">B747forever</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>Flights operated: 17 Diversions: 10 ...

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by dispatchguy
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And The 757 Abuse
Replies: 235
Views: 35084

RE: UA And The 757 Abuse

And the airplane <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> capable of those legs, for UAL wouldnt schedule them on the routes if it wasnt. However, yes, it is more sensitive to the winds aloft westbound, and when the forecast tanks ( and they do), you might...

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by dispatchguy
Sun Feb 08, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL836-08FEB PVG-ANC
Replies: 0
Views: 1640

UAL836-08FEB PVG-ANC

Diverted into ANC due to Medical.

Just landed in ANC

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by dispatchguy
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stench From Airplane Cabin When Opening Main Door?
Replies: 21
Views: 10055

RE: Stench From Airplane Cabin When Opening Main Door?

I remember cockpit jumpseating on a B727 that did a LOT of horse charters. On a 40 minute flight from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to <acronym title="Terre Haute - International / Hulman Field (Regional) (HUF / KHUF), USA - Indiana">HUF</...

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by dispatchguy
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire Speed And Hot/High Ops: Long Haul
Replies: 6
Views: 9526

RE: Tire Speed And Hot/High Ops: Long Haul

I just ran in the Boeing Performance Software a takeoff data run off of KDEN 16R/34L for a B748 (MTOW 913.0), 10C, calm winds. The MTOW is 860.0, Flaps 20, Tire Speed limit. The rest of the runways vary from 807.3 (R26) to 823.6 (R08), all field limit. The differences are due to obstacles and slopes.

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by dispatchguy
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces Plans For Cuba
Replies: 146
Views: 24068

RE: United Announces Plans For Cuba

My question is there a sufficient infrastructure in MUHA/HAV for all-cargo operations?

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by dispatchguy
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Pay Global Entry Fee For Crew Members
Replies: 28
Views: 9081

RE: AA To Pay Global Entry Fee For Crew Members

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777ord" class="quote" target="_blank">777ord</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Now... Can employees( Management?) get KNown...

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by dispatchguy
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Fedex 767s Without Winglets?
Replies: 13
Views: 7956

RE: New Fedex 767s Without Winglets?

Ramp space issues with the winglets

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by dispatchguy
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Sues ATC For Routing Planes Over his Property
Replies: 31
Views: 11483

Trump Sues ATC For Routing Planes Over his Property

He's just pissed because now they have a Standard Inst Departure named after them...

http://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1501/00449ivnka.pdf

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by dispatchguy
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijack Of WS2154 YVR-PVR?
Replies: 40
Views: 21342

RE: Hijack Of WS2154 YVR-PVR?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dalce" class="quote" target="_blank">dalce</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Stop being dumb and think before you publish y...

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by dispatchguy
Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Using Nicknames On Their Planes
Replies: 61
Views: 10382

RE: Airlines Using Nicknames On Their Planes

Back in Spring 1995 I flew on the aircraft became TWA800, on a leg, LAXLAS.

She was called a Skyliner.

https://www.airliners.net/ufview.file...1353&filename=1142764766WntMwY.jpg

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by dispatchguy
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/Envoy Pilots Reach TA....Again!
Replies: 24
Views: 6378

RE: AA/Envoy Pilots Reach TA....Again!

Leading the race to the bottom - sickening

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