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by ryanflyer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 118383

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

For those interested, American is doing a lot on social media tomorrow covering the event. I’ll be on the media flight and covering the events in Roswell almost live for AA. I also got the final sunset photos from the ramp today. So many people out there taking photos of the Maddog and saying goodby...

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by ryanflyer
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 118383

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

danipawa wrote:
so all 26 going to fly ROW on sept 3 ?


The plan is to have all of them landed in Roswell with the last one landing the afternoon of the 4th. Though only a rumor, I heard one may not be going there, but again, that was just a rumor.

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by ryanflyer
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 118383

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Just wanted to give everyone (specifically for the spotters) some heads up for september 4. I'll be covering the media flight and had some public info for you guys that wasn't all put in one place, so I wanted to make sure it was shared. There will be 3 "final flights" from DFW. There will...

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by ryanflyer
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 608
Views: 116690

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Does anyone know why n717tw was painted back into the normal livery?

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by ryanflyer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 648
Views: 118383

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Northwest1988 wrote:
I’m hoping N501AA is used on flight AA80 on September 4!



I can’t give sources but 984 or 501 is the likely candidate as 984 was the last Md80 produced, and 501 is the last legacy AA bird.

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by ryanflyer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 12290

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Are there any more UA 777s in 9 abreast format? All the "Version 1" and "Version 2" 777s are still 3-3-3, and are certainly in service (I just flew in one a few days ago, an ex-CO "Version 2" bird). But once all of them are reconfigure, no, it'll be all 3-4-3 in Y. A s...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 20697

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

Indeed OEB is heading to Tupelo where it will join 3 other ex-United 747s and an ex-TAP A330 coming soon. Not sure if anyone has plans to go visit, but UAM Aero (the company that is doing the recycling work) is holding an aviation day event June 15 and they are offering up close tours. I'll be there...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 44
Views: 4480

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

Air Rarotonga in the Cook Islands (South Pacific) has a Saab340 LN39 that is 33 years old E5-EFS. Contour Airlines flying small operations around the United States has some Jetstream31 aircraft that are 30+, but those will be retired April 1. I just flew N310CN TUP-BNA and she was still an amazing r...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One year since UA has retired 747
Replies: 14
Views: 2100

Re: One year since UA has retired 747

https://youtu.be/-DvIIcrINLg
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I was lucky enough to go and visit the United 747s stored in Tupelo while working on a job for United. Had some special permission to use the drone (you can imagine all the paperwork I had to do...). Anyways enjoy the beautiful 747s and dramatic music.

https://youtu.be/-DvIIcrINLg

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by ryanflyer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...
Replies: 11
Views: 4431

Re: Alaska's been short one A320 for a week now...

The airplane had an engine fire and diverted to Omaha. They have replaced the engine and have been doing run ups on the runway and testing it since. Not sure why it is still there though.

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by ryanflyer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95494

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Here is a link to a drone video I made from the United 747s stored at Tupelo. Yes yes I had full permission from everyone and went through an intense process to get access with the drone. Im not the best with drone video, but thought the angles of the greatest plane ever made was worth sharing! http...

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by ryanflyer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95494

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

N182UA has almost been 100% parted out and is on her last legs as we speak. Some doors to one of the 747s at TUP showed up in North Carolina and they seem to have the “goodbye” stickers”. Though not confirmed I believe that would have to be N118UA or N121UA (the last aircraft to have the globe on th...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9475

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Having done drone photography around aircraft, this video is hard to watch. I was the photographer who did drone video for the recent United 747 event and it took hours of planning and calling to pull it off. This type of shot should be harder to take, in reality, it’s quite easy and that’s the sad ...

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by ryanflyer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OMA Expansion
Replies: 4
Views: 1820

Re: OMA Expansion

I don’t have any photos of expansion. I’ve heard quite a few rumors from verified and unverified sources. I know Delta was thinking about bringing back MCO and was looking at BOS but haven’t heard much more. I know United just announced double daily to San Fran. If Norwegian stays afloat, I could se...

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by ryanflyer
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 95494

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Not sure if anyone saw, but United had the last goodbye down in Tupelo. I was one of the photographers hired to do the photography for the event. Lots of cool photos of the United 747. I believe N118UA, N117UA, N121UA, and N182UA call Tupelo home. For those who care, I got special permission to use ...

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by ryanflyer
Tue May 29, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupelo Airport Stored Planes
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

Tupelo Airport Stored Planes

Hi Anet folks, Does anyone know which airliners are currently stored at Tupelo regional airport currently? I know that United has N118UA, N117UA, and N121UA stored there and Virgin Atlantic has an A340-600 also stored there. I will be visiting and would love to know what I will be seeing. Thanks for...

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by ryanflyer
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD
Replies: 60
Views: 10335

Re: OAG Changes 4/22/2018:AA Drops MIA-OMA;AS Suspends DTW-PDX; AV Adds BOS-SAL, MCO-GUA/LIM/SAL;B6 +GCM-FLL;UA +ORD-SHD

Wonder why Omaha-Miami was cancelled. The route seemed to be doing alright when I flew it. Interesting that Omaha just got a Philadelphia flight too that starts in a few weeks.

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by ryanflyer
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airports that support aerial photography
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Airports that support aerial photography

Was wondering which airports worldwide have companies that provide aerial aviation photography opportunities. Just wanted to make a unified list of some sort.

I can start with:
Star Helicopters at LAX

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by ryanflyer
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin crew rest areas
Replies: 24
Views: 4997

Re: Cabin crew rest areas

]I remember the cabin on the Air New Zealand 767-300 had a walled off section of the cabin (between economy and buisness class) on the right side. I sat right behind it and it looked like your average bulkhead. The plane was old the wall of the cabin and the bulkhead had become separated just enouph...

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by ryanflyer
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retirement of Korean 747-400 Fleet
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Retirement of Korean 747-400 Fleet

Hi,

I wondering if their is a retirement date set on the Korean airlines 747-400s. As of right now, their are 3 left in passenger configurations all delivered in 1997 and 1998. Does anyone have a timetable on these birds? Any information would be helpful!

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by ryanflyer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retiring a Type while Some are still on order
Replies: 12
Views: 4483

Retiring a Type while Some are still on order

I wasn’t too sure what to title this topic, and I know Their is already a topic on the retiring of the Singapore A380s, but I thought I’d give it a shot anyway. Singapore is retiring their a380s (I believe 3 are stored right now) yet they still have multiple to be delivered. I find this interesting ...

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by ryanflyer
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PH-BFS KLM 747
Replies: 1
Views: 1086

PH-BFS KLM 747

Hi All, Recently saw a KLM 747-400 at LAX registered PH-BFS. I watched it land Saturday, then fly out only to divert back to LAX after takeoff and it’s been on the stand ever since. Anyone know what’s up? Obviously is wasn’t an urgent emergency if it went all the way back to LAX. I remember hearing ...

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by ryanflyer
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747 @ LAX
Replies: 7
Views: 3501

Delta 747 @ LAX

Hi,

I see a Deta 747-451 on a sports charter from Buffalo to Los Angeles. I was wondering if anyone knew how long it would be in LAX and where it’s going from there! I have a helicopter tour over the airport tomorrow and was hoping to catch it.

Thanks so much for any info!

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by ryanflyer
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 22292

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

One that people don’t tend to think about, is San Francisco to Los Angeles. Less than an hour flight and 8-10 hours drive in good traffic. Also Kodiak to Anchorage. That’s an easy hour long Dash8-100 flight, but on the ferry that’s an overnight 10-12 hour trip!

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by ryanflyer
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 13608

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

I’ve gotten away with it since I was 16. No one really cares. A bit of champagne never hurt anybody.

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by ryanflyer
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Possible New 767 order
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

United Possible New 767 order

From an AvGeek standpoint I love this. Boeing looking to open another production line as United looks into replacing their old 767s. The only way to replace a 767 is with the 767. I know the other thread on this is already open, but do you think this is reasonable for United even with the 787s they ...

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by ryanflyer
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA's website show a 738 instead of a 7M8 for MIA-LGA 11/29/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3229

Re: Why does AA's website show a 738 instead of a 7M8 for MIA-LGA 11/29/17

I’m just an enthusiast, so do correct me if I’m wrong... but could that stand for 737-MAX8?

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by ryanflyer
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 21220

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

While emailing the Chief Line Check Pilot for Delta, I asked him when the last ever Delta 747 flight was. It is actually a football charter from FLL-BUF on New years eve. I cannot post the email that he sent, but I believe he is a pretty solid source. From there I expect her to be flown to a Delta b...

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by ryanflyer
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 8946

MCI question

I know by driving by a few times that MCI has some sort of long term storage/scrapping facility at the east end of the airport. Does anyone know what, if any planes are there right now?

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by ryanflyer
Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Southwest 737-300s
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Fate of Southwest 737-300s

Slowly but surely the Southwest 737-300 fleet have hit the boneyards. This leads me to ask the question, what will the fate of these birds be. I know that a few have been picked up (I think 6 correct me if I'm wrong) for firefighting duties. What is the hours and cycles on some of the younger birds?...

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by ryanflyer
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cusco Jetway Situation
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Cusco Jetway Situation

Yesturday I flew into Cusco, Peru for the first time. One of the coolest airports in the world I do have do admit. We rolled up to the terminal like normal and I noticed none of the jetways were working, and looked like they hadn't been working in a while. So we de-boarded via air stairs at a termin...

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by ryanflyer
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737s on a train questions
Replies: 41
Views: 7613

737s on a train questions

Hi! I recently encountered some 737 bodies on the train from Wichita (I assume correct me if I am wrong) to Seattle to bed fully manufactured. I got a drone video from above, but being an avgeek, I cannot just settle with that. I was wondering if anyone could help identify the exact planes. The cons...

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by ryanflyer
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 614
Views: 211683

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

Anyone know which bird is next to go from the KLM 747 fleet?

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by ryanflyer
Mon May 29, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All MH 777-200ER stored
Replies: 57
Views: 19785

Re: All MH 777-200ER stored

I know all MH 77s are retired. I could be wrong but I believe that Delta bought 9M-MRH for spares. I know Delta has been doing this with the purchases of old retired American Maddogs.

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by ryanflyer
Mon May 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peruvian Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Peruvian Airlines

So I had a question about the status of Peruvian Airlines. I know they recently had a crash and being a sucker for older aircraft, I was looking into trying to fly them when I flew Lima-Cuzco. I wanted to see if I could catch a 737-200 for the first and likely last time in my life. Does anyone know ...

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