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by CarlosSi
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan

If it’s an IFR rated autopilot, yes, load the flight plan and either hand fly or engage the autopilot. You should learn VOR radio navigation, however, it’ll be around for awhile yet. I guess one would still have to comply with the altitude minimums and change when necessary. I've toyed with the VOR...

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Use of autopilot to fly an IFR flightplan

Working on getting my IFR rating (haven't started training but have read most of the IFH and IPH). It looks like most charts pretty much expect that the pilot is flying along an airway from one VOR and an extra VOR plus DME allows one to confirm when they are crossing an intersection. On the other h...

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-Asia DL vs UA
Replies: 67
Views: 8415

Re: NYC-Asia DL vs UA

Only hole is SkyTeam-Tokyo. Everything else is moderately covered. Delta has Tokyo sort of covered with DTW for the NE.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 5884

Re: 737-8200?

Almost like choosing to call the 717 an MD95.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

Death was quick for the passengers, since you likely wouldn't survive the impact. I'm 50/50 about wishing to know my life is about to end just minutes (or seconds) before it happens. "Painless" as a fall....

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 321
Views: 45521

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

Are there any current or future Delta p2p flights? There were rumors. Hard to really say if they canonize into actual routes since the rumors were for.... I forget, late summer? Now with the terminal expansion being delayed into possible October that may be why it's been quiet. Maybe it's because t...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can you book a seat on the last AA MD 80 flight?
Replies: 6
Views: 970

Re: Can you book a seat on the last AA MD 80 flight?

Some of the last remaining flights were about $380 (other non-MD80 flights were about $80, in comparison. This was SAT-DFW).

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8750

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

My only concern is the Max having issues with the MCAS inflight, then crashing into a populated area resulting in ground casualties (and having pilots die in the first place anyways), but if the MCAS is really that much easy to disable if alert and ready, it shouldn’t be a problem getting a ferry pe...

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8750

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

Is it really not possible to get an exemption on the max to be flown elsewhere for storage than take up parking lots at Boeing fields?

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to launch Newark-Seville next year
Replies: 47
Views: 10919

Re: United to launch Newark-Seville next year

Great a new place to get a good Haircut!!!! Yup, gonna need to hear the backstory to this one! Can't tell if you're being serious with this, so going to reply as if you are: There is no backstory, he's making a joke: "The Barber of Seville" is a hugely famous orchestral music piece. You'v...

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident
Replies: 31
Views: 6930

Re: Help Wanted: UAL Honolulu 747 Accident

I mean have you seen an engine after ingesting a person? You would think the engine would be a bit more... red, even if it was washed out by the intake air.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A319 emergency landing at EWR (June 30)
Replies: 34
Views: 10299

Re: Newark ground stop, what is going on?

I suppose using an alternative runway in case such a blowout grounds the airport wouldn’t be an option? (Winds permitting?).

Or maybe not a blowout but in the event the aircraft needs to just be stopped as soon as possible? I guess it’s too rare to complicate.

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 287
Views: 67793

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Flight SAT-DFW is $384, among all other dailies of just $84. No doubt it won’t be just anyone flying on that routing.

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by CarlosSi
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 30
Views: 5171

Re: How much range is too much?

“Flying gas tanks” are profitable if the passengers can pay for the cargo that’s not.

Good examples include ATL-JNB (77L), and formerly EWR-SIN (a345), however the latter was “costly”, even being all business before retiring for 5 years.

There’s more to it, but that’s one aspect.

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by CarlosSi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Final AA S80 Flight???
Replies: 9
Views: 897

Re: Final AA S80 Flight???

Looks to be fully booked; not seeing the option for it anymore on Google Flights. What time does t leave?

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 11987

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

Can someone decode the abbreviations I see floating around here and in the United Fleet thread? 77A is domestic config?? 77E???? 77W is the 300 ER I think I’m sure there are others but I can’t think of them now. I thought some of the letters denoted engine manufacturer? 77A: not necessarily domesti...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MEX a global hub?
Replies: 11
Views: 1864

Re: MEX a global hub?

As far as destinations on both ends of the American continent, MIA is as close as you’ll get. Maybe ATL but it doesn’t serve as many destinations to South America as Miami. There just isn’t much demand between South America and non-Florida/New York states. A lot I assume is VFR with some large excep...

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by CarlosSi
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Express E175 in new livery
Replies: 6
Views: 2567

Re: UA Express E175 in new livery

This is sort of what you have now with United’s 787s, except the sweepline goes farther up on the Dreamliner, eliminating too much blank space between the titles and bottom.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean
Replies: 12
Views: 2007

Re: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean

jimmy9irons wrote:
Why have Boeing stopped using Customer Codes?


Because they want to be BORING.

I’m not sure really. Although 787-9 looks cleaner than 787-900.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are 6 abreast MD80s certified by the FAA?
Replies: 18
Views: 5643

Re: Are 6 abreast MD80s certified by the FAA?

I’m sure you can do 6 abreast if everyone enters their seats from above like on an F16.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?
Replies: 22
Views: 3038

Re: Which airlines use Scimitar Blended Winglets on their 757s?

I would think it would be a good investment to at least retrofit the transatlantic and Hawaii DL birds with them considering the benefits come in when flown on longer routes.

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by CarlosSi
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41197

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

DL’s definition of focus city clearly isn’t volume, but relative size at the airport (SJC compared to SFO) or region (Austin’s service in Texas).

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by CarlosSi
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7353

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

I assume airstairs would be an alternative option, but not very appealing or as practical.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 29
Views: 9299

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

Why run one single a380 when you can fly 10-15 CRJs and have some frequency :) ?

(Kiddin kiddin)

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by CarlosSi
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Born on an international flight
Replies: 18
Views: 2704

Re: Born on an international flight

Would be unfortunate if you are deprived of certain perks for not actually being born on the country of your own citizenship, like if you want to be a US president, although I guess in the event you are born outside to US citizens you’d probably be waived? There’s not much difference between US citi...

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by CarlosSi
Fri May 31, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 321
Views: 45521

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2019

I see those yellow birds all the time (and other NK a320s). They really have some nice frequencies for a new carrier (or I’m just luckily always at that rare moment they pass by).

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by CarlosSi
Fri May 31, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 737-100 flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2392

Re: Longest 737-100 flight

Something to think about. The longest 737 flights today cross the dang Atlantic Ocean. That was likely not even conceived back then when the 731 was first manufactured.

I mean, the 737-100, since 731 refers to the 737-10 :)

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 30, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?
Replies: 39
Views: 3642

Re: Will LAX pass ATL to become the world's busiest airport?

The question must then be asked: Does LAX have any chance of passing ATL in the future to become the world's busiest airport? The answer is, yes it has a chance. Will it it pass ATL? Without adding more gates it's difficult to see it happen. The lack of gates at LAX limits the amount of connections...

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 29, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airline Ads
Replies: 59
Views: 3153

Re: Best Airline Ads

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFuzbk4_lhw
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This one seemed cool with the pterodactyls (Mexicana). I actually just know understood what they're trying to say though, ahhahah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFuzbk4_lhw

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 28, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15748

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

Could bidding kick less senior pilots from certain types into another aircraft type? (i.e., 757/767 pilot getting outbid by a former 747 pilot)? Seems like this would be discouraged to reduce training costs. Or is there also such a thing as "type" seniority?

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 21, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10549

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

As boring as it is, it’ll be replaced by the same thing that is replacing the Delta 763A; the 739, or a321, with frequency.

Although the 797 is actually a viable option.

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA169 turning back to LAX 1/3 way to NRT
Replies: 3
Views: 1413

Re: AA169 turning back to LAX 1/3 way to NRT

Oddly I’m doing this flight on my simulator right now... just an hour left. AA 777.

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by CarlosSi
Tue May 21, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations
Replies: 82
Views: 9504

Re: DFW Announces Terminal F Plans & C Renovations

The question is if anyone has missed a connection as a result of the terminal design.

Unlike many airports, the train is airside (unlike EWR, which I recall having to exit to groundside, then going through security again).

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by CarlosSi
Mon May 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???
Replies: 24
Views: 2353

Re: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???

American MD80 + 757 Delta 757/767 + MD80/90/95 Lufthansa a340-600 + 747 Singapore a350-900 Any e175 (Alaska is nice. Also the new winglets are cool lookin!) Hawaiian 717 Southwest 737-700 (always have been nice rides) The rest I don’t care for as much, but to fill the list: United 777 + 787 + 737 AN...

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 19, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?
Replies: 111
Views: 13456

Re: Will DL return to Hong Kong anytime soon?

DL may not have Hong Kong, but realize AA doesn’t have Singapore. UA obviously is strong all-around in Asia.

Although the JV with KE is smart, it’s not “prestigious” as flying your own metal, but clearly DL just wants results, not glory, in this case and in Asia for the most part.

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by CarlosSi
Sat May 18, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"
Replies: 39
Views: 9275

Re: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"

I think euroswhites only look good/decent if there are two other colors involved, preferably contrasting and not a different tone. China Eastern is probably on the blander side of what I’m referring to, but it would probably be REALLY boring were it not for the alternate red and blue of the titles (...

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by CarlosSi
Mon May 13, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7461

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?????

You’re also paying not to have to go through long security lines, although it may be negligible.

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by CarlosSi
Sun May 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the general opinion on aviation channels like DJ's Aviation?
Replies: 14
Views: 1277

Re: What is the general opinion on aviation channels like DJ's Aviation?

I used to watch them more often, but I feel like I already know most of what I see on them.

Wendover is great, but Sam doesn’t post videos as often, and not always about planes.

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 3984

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

Whatever the solution is, it needs to happen soon before there’s too many out there to regulate, like guns. I’m not saying limit how many exist, but if they’re going to be registered... need to do it soon.

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by CarlosSi
Wed May 08, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MSY (New Orleans) to provide live Emotional Support ALLIGATORS for pax
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: MSY (New Orleans) to provide live Emotional Support ALLIGATORS for pax

https://youtu.be/BiRdUJOJRII?t=204

(fastforward to 3:24)


I wonder if a smaller one wouldn’t be as painful :crossfingers: .
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LAX772LR wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
I'd let it bite if it wasn't potentially lethal (i.e., bite through a vein).

No need... Coyote Peterson took one for the team, to answer that for you. :lol:

https://youtu.be/BiRdUJOJRII?t=204

(fastforward to 3:24)


I wonder if a smaller one wouldn’t be as painful :crossfingers: .

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by CarlosSi
Thu May 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Make better use of fuselage space
Replies: 25
Views: 3983

Re: Make better use of fuselage space

Talking about making better use of the fuselage space, I have been thinking that with the technological progress, it could be possible to move the pilots in the belly of the aircraft (wide-body ones). The main benefit would be that the space currently occupied by the cockpit could be turned into a ...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 8280

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

As a person with debt, I’m not for it. It would certainly help me go to ATP, but it certainly would be unfair to people who were smart with their debt and made great sacrifices to reduce or eliminate it.

Reducing or cutting debt, or partial forgiveness or lowering interest are more sane proposals.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29595

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Dang, just 37 left. Not just for Delta but for the world. I’m contemplating whether I should attempt to fly on one, or just knock it off as an MD80 with a320 engines (similar).

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by CarlosSi
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?
Replies: 25
Views: 4279

Re: When did United Fully Phase Out Rising Blue?

I recall twice I’ve seen it, in the same year actually; on a CRJ7, and on the truth flight, a 747 in rising blue, at FRA... up close!. Didn’t take a picture ): (this was 2014)

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by CarlosSi
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA considering A321XLR as possible 757 replacement
Replies: 39
Views: 13759

Re: UA considering A321XLR as possible 757 replacement

I think a mix fleet of a321XLR and 797s should be a decent one for UA; they aren’t adding a new type with the former, and it could complement the 797 on flights where it may be too big of an airplane for certain routes. Although it’s a fine gig now where most the TATL is done by one type rating; the...

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by CarlosSi
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6186

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

I was wondering that like, yesterday.

Operating it must’ve been like having a 737-800. Although now the -8 seems to be their newer main airplane than the -7.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356838

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Agreed, it should be unique. Battleship grey was unique (but hated). Obviously it can’t be perfectly unique because of elements it may take from the design book already used by others.

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by CarlosSi
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 74
Views: 5194

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

My last one was over a year ago in January 2018. It was N403NV for Allegiant, LAS-AUS. I selected my seat, 26A? It's the closest you can get to the engines without the engine being blocked. The previous time I was on the MD80 I had the engine block... it's a bit more different being behind the fan t...

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by CarlosSi
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356838

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Not a fan of the current globe showing up on a new livery. I’d prefer if they used that other more abstract version of it that’s come up a few times.

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by CarlosSi
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356838

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Does this mean COPA will also get a new livery then :scratchchin: ?

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