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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?
Replies: 28
Views: 924

Re: DC-10: Whose (NOT who's!) have you flown on?

Laker Lufthansa American Best was LH, BOS-FRA. Started take off roll, stopped after a few yards. Taxied off to a corner of the runway and ran up engines repeatedly. Captain explained they had a engine not making full power or maybe a gauge not reading right. Flight engineer swapped gauges one engine...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Crew Restrains 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX
Replies: 117
Views: 13532

Re: AA Crew Duct Tapes 13 y/o To His Seat OGG-LAX

jeffrey0032j wrote:
Who is the biggest duct tape supplier to airlines? 3M? They could expect more duct tape orders soon.


And sadly, the airlines are on the way to becoming 3M's largest duct tape customer!

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread, Q3 2021
Replies: 56
Views: 6751

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

Just got an aircraft change for JFK-FRA on LH 401 for Sept 8. Was set as 748, now 333. Return was 748, now 343. Guess seat sales didn't match earlier optimism. Not helping that the authorities on both sides of the Atlantic keep changing the COVID info and requirements.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown
Replies: 72
Views: 16527

Re: Air Baltic A223 - Both engines automatically shutdown on touchdown

This fuel savings business is really getting extreme, no? First taxi on one engine, now taxi on none!

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 248
Views: 38115

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

Our "head in the sand" officials need to visit FRA. Down a level to a train downtown (9 minutes to center) Ten minute walk to the long distance train station for frequent mostly high speed connections to the rest of the country, Holland, France, etc. Car Rental in lowest level garage. That...

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by sgbroimp
Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air New Livery
Replies: 79
Views: 13929

Re: Kalitta Air New Livery

PANAMsterdam wrote:


Remembering the good old days


That paint job required too much paint and thus was too expensive. Rarely do they have any passengers to impress, however, so watchword is "economize" I would think.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: LGA Airtrain halted by Governor
Replies: 248
Views: 38115

Re: FAA delays LGA Airtrain approval

I was impressed with the DUS H-Bahn. The JFK Airtrain has broken down twice for me in the past decade and I only ride it 6 times a year max. Darn near missed an international flight once.

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by sgbroimp
Wed May 19, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's buy a BAC 1-11
Replies: 50
Views: 8135

Re: Let's buy a BAC 1-11

Well that stinks. Not sharing a work of art such as a 1-11 with the world is just not right. I guess I should have bought Elvis's JetStar - another cool airplane from my youth. Has ANet ever had a discussion on what plane was the loudest? I vote for the 1-11 cause I never heard a Trident which had ...

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by sgbroimp
Thu May 13, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: Vaccinated US Citizen / Travel to Europe

My thinking also. Must be an internationally recognized doc with built in copy barrier. The countries are working on this, but will they agree on one standard? Unlikely. Best to get the test 72 before as a back up. Gives you some more peace of mind also, a good thing to have if you are going on vaca...

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by sgbroimp
Wed May 05, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 7675

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

NearMiss wrote:
If the landing was hard, they should call him Ryan.



or "Nemo" !

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by sgbroimp
Wed May 05, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant
Replies: 53
Views: 7675

Re: Baby born on SLC-HNL by mother who didn't know she was pregnant

Vicenza wrote:
mxaxai wrote:
How do you end up 7 months pregnant without noticing?


It is very possible indeed and, whilst not very common, it is not rare either.


Really? She did not notice she missed 6-7 periods? Was she maybe in a coma?

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by sgbroimp
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GUA Airport Closed due to Ash
Replies: 22
Views: 4201

Re: GUA Airport Closed due to Ash

Time to call Eric Moody....

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by sgbroimp
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113623

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

So to me the ETOPS question: Would this bird have made it halfway to HNL (or half way back to land) in this condition? If not, was this the one in ______ (fill in the number if you know it) flights that ETOPS theory was based on? Maybe silly me, but over water I like lots of engines.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Footage of old turbojet Aircraft taking off?
Replies: 33
Views: 6329

Re: Footage of old turbojet Aircraft taking off?

This is a good one of the Convair 990. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any videos of 707/DC-8 with turbojets. They switched to turbofans pretty quickly. https://youtu.be/ClY8cp_F4UU CV 990 was my very first jet flight, Summer of '64. Army PCS from NY-ORD on American. Was pretty cool at the t...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 83184

Re: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published

Reminds one of those earlier "over the rim" flights at the Grand Canyon, several of which went wrong resulting in rules changes. Still, risky piloting moves and make a mess almost anywhere............

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by sgbroimp
Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 15039

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

After so many decades absent from aviation, the wing walker returns!

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by sgbroimp
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA Boeing 707 December 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 3683

Re: TWA Boeing 707 December 1978

TWA also ran some all coach 707's in the late 60's as military charters. I was on one in May of that year, FRA to McGuire AFB. Had a great 21 month tour in Germany, but was never so glad to see a jet plane in my life as many guys were still assigned come back on ships like the Rose, all reporting an...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Captain Gives Shirt to Woman denied boarding.
Replies: 30
Views: 3714

Re: WN Captain Gives Shirt to Lewd Woman

Sounds like there were a number of other boobs in this story.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-9-50 Seating
Replies: 14
Views: 2864

Re: DC-9-50 Seating

I think I may know the answer: Some BAC-1-11's were configured that way as I recall. I believe Allegheny got some of theirs from Mohawk, some of which I flew on before Mohawk went belly-up.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-9-50 Seating
Replies: 14
Views: 2864

Re: DC-9-50 Seating

I think I know the answer: The BAC-1-11 was configured that way. I believe Allegheny got some of theirs from Mohawk, some of which I flew on before Mohawk went belly-up.

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde 4590: Could It Have Landed?
Replies: 59
Views: 15769

Re: Concorde 4590: Could It Have Landed?

I think Hutchinson was saying the whole thing was avoidable, should never have happened. Not sure he was saying that with all that the crew against them (that laundry list of mistakes) that once lifting off they could/should have saved it. Did he say or imply that?

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by sgbroimp
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"
Replies: 59
Views: 14039

Re: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"

Given the Max matter, airlines probably think FAA is looking at everything right now, so extra caution all around?

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by sgbroimp
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 747 Operations
Replies: 69
Views: 8670

Re: TWA 747 Operations

JFK-FRA was in there daily at least for a while. 747, then 1011's, I think 767 ETOPS at the end. Flew them all but did not save my boarding passes to give you the dates....sorry.

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by sgbroimp
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the emptiest flight you've been on recently?
Replies: 20
Views: 1765

Re: What's the emptiest flight you've been on recently?

A year ago May LYS-DUS in an ATR 72 (I think) - 6 passengers including myself.

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by sgbroimp
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)
Replies: 47
Views: 5058

Re: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)

sgbroimp wrote:
Mohawk Airlines? Gotta be up there.....


Oh, no I just remembered Spantax....even worse....a lot worse.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 118335

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

That being said, I am quite confident they expect very few people to actually take them up on the offer because they know most people will have no clue what metal is operating on their flight and for those who do know it will be operated with a MAX, they are probably already effectively locked-in t...

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by sgbroimp
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 118335

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

MrBretz wrote:
This appears to be good news for Boeing. I use appears since we really don’t know yet. If approved, it’s going to be the safest 737 in the sky. I will probably be more afraid to catch COVID than to fly on one.


Yep; might even be fool proof enough for those guys with phone licenses. (!!!!!)

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by sgbroimp
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 30
Views: 4978

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

Glad you are not hurt, Terry, but strange place for a bike path in my view. How about a scenario where a jet botches a landing, overruns, aborts a TO, etc.? I just don't see airport perimeters and recreation being a good blend zoning-wise, period (or full stop as Terry C. would most likely put it.)

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by sgbroimp
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 60887

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Four engines are a dead duck concept most likely. Would you own four cars for you and your wife if you could do fine with two? Four just doubles the cost of almost everything.

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by sgbroimp
Tue May 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10872

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

I used to be in the advertising business myself. Basic rule: Unless a company or airline has an overwhelming market share (50%+) a market building campaign makes no sense even in normal times. When a market has fallen apart for reasons of safely, illness, fear, etc. even a market building campaign s...

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by sgbroimp
Wed May 06, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31565

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

StTim wrote:
Just another chance for the haters to hate. As a passenger the A380 is the most comfortable ride I have ever been on.


Yes, must agree. Not even a close second, especially noise-wise.

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by sgbroimp
Wed May 06, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31565

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. B747 is the Queen of the Sky, do you mind? A380 is the Whale of the Sky. 747 is the Hunchbac...

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by sgbroimp
Fri May 01, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4447

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

FRA - Downtown is a 10-12 minute train ride from a lower level rail station to the Central Station. Big deal for a major hub. MUC? fageddaboutit until they build a high speed rail link.

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by sgbroimp
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7699

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

"Let Hertz put you in the....er....hot seat"!

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by sgbroimp
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6597

Re: KLM A310 Questions

LH ran a 310 as I recall when it initiated its second daily JFK-FRA service as LH 404/405. Flew it quite a bit. I want to say mid 80's or early 90's. No issues on JFK-FRA, but the return FRA-JFK was tight due to range/fuel issues and some folks got a "free" stop in Bangor to tank up.The ar...

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by sgbroimp
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA orders carriers to inspect 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident
Replies: 28
Views: 9220

Re: FAA orders carriers to inspect 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident

Well, they will start with that group of engines, but that does not mean that after their findings, case closed. They could determine there to be a need to test others, no?

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by sgbroimp
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 20239

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

Many years ago my wife and I were on a Swissair MD-11 flight that did JFK-ZRH in 5 Hours 40 minutes. Everybody was remarking about how early we landed. One crew told me it was not their record, that being 5:20, probably in either an MD-11 or 747.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30990

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

sgbroimp wrote:
FLLspotter747 wrote:
Airport fire rescue services are preparing on the livestream, landing should be soon


Almost has to be soon. Sunset is about now. Not a great idea to land in the dark if not necessary.


Of course being overweight with no dump system would remove the daylight option............

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by sgbroimp
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30990

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

FLLspotter747 wrote:
Airport fire rescue services are preparing on the livestream, landing should be soon


Almost has to be soon. Sunset is about now. Not a great idea to land in the dark if not necessary.

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 16366

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

The 737 MAX will not be rebranded. David Calhoun believes the brand name is still strong. And so the clowns continue to run the circus. Skulls thicker than a 737 fuselage. It's really the flying consumer that would be the concern. Is it not the airlines' call as to whether the aircraft model is pri...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 769624

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

morrisond wrote:
Muilenburg just said on CNBC that he will be donating "Significant personal amounts" to the Victims funds.


Would that not be unprecedented in the history of commercial aviation?

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Woodreau wrote:
Reminds me of the inflight photo of the topless flight attendant sitting in the first officer seat a few years ago...
At least the crew on that flight didn't lose their jobs.

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/2282472-post137.html



The criterion is the quality (and quantity) of the top....

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 769624

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Maybe one good thing that comes out of this is that the manufacturers lean a bit harder on the users and repairers of their products to be up to snuff. Are they legally liable for the folks that fly and fix? No. Does it make good business sense (and cheaper in the long run) to do what to can to help...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 769624

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Listen folks, lets take a poll right now: Keeping the Max out of the picture, would you book your wife as a passenger on an NG or any other line aircraft with a Lion Air crew? (I would not as there are serious doubts that the average LA crew could handle much of any curve ball the aircraft or the we...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 Engine Fire @ ICN
Replies: 11
Views: 6131

Re: Asiana A380 Engine Fire @ ICN

This is starting to sound like a non-event, like an engine hot start that makes a lot of smoke but not much more than that. Nothing to see here, folks(?)

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 questions.
Replies: 35
Views: 10734

Re: Swissair 111 questions.

....................and especially not in the dark!

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 Engine Fire @ ICN
Replies: 11
Views: 6131

Re: Asiana A380 Engine Fire @ ICN

Wow, wonder what the ignition source was. Should be nothing during fueling activity. Fuel spills happen all the time, but not with ignition.

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by sgbroimp
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 11052

Re: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

Many ears ago on Swissair we did 5:40 JFK-ZRH and one of the crew stated their record for the route was actually 5:20. That is moving right along with big winds helping.

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