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by PizzaPolli
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Silver Medallion: Worth It?
Replies: 5
Views: 24796

RE: Delta Silver Medallion: Worth It?

Thanks for all that insight, Thomas. Its really helpful to hear from someone who knows the system as well as you obviously do. Thanks!

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Silver Medallion: Worth It?
Replies: 5
Views: 24796

Delta Silver Medallion: Worth It?

I tend to spread my travel around to different airlines and so have never obtained status on any airline. This year I'll have the opportunity to gain Silver Medallion status on Delta if I book one more flight with a total mileage of at least 2,725 miles. Was thinking I could go visit friends in <acr...

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by PizzaPolli
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: View Of HKG From Big Buddha Statue
Replies: 4
Views: 5664

RE: View Of HKG From Big Buddha Statue

I've visited Lantau Island and the big Buddha once but it was so socked in with fog that I could barely see 10 feet in front of me let alone to the airport. I can report that the Ngong Ping cable car which you can take to and from does offer a pretty cool view of the airport albeit only for a few mi...

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by PizzaPolli
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat 1K On Lufthansa 747-400
Replies: 11
Views: 12042

RE: Seat 1K On Lufthansa 747-400

Thanks for all your answers everyone. It is greatly appreciated. DFWHeavy - I'll take your advice and stick with the seat.

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by PizzaPolli
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seat 1K On Lufthansa 747-400
Replies: 11
Views: 12042

Seat 1K On Lufthansa 747-400

Hi All: So right now I am booked in seat 1K on a <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> 744 and was wondering if there are any negatives to being in the first row. Does the <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> come out of the armrest and in turn make the seat narrower or...

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by PizzaPolli
Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Continental BusinessFirst 764 Vs. 752
Replies: 3
Views: 4658

Continental BusinessFirst 764 Vs. 752

I'm booking a flight on Continental, <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>, for the fall of 2009 and was wondering which seat/cabin is better, the 767-400 or ...

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Marriott Renaissance At ATL
Replies: 4
Views: 3421

Marriott Renaissance At ATL

I have a 6 hour layover at <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> on Friday from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm and I'm thinking of paying the $75 charge to get a room over looking the airport during the afternoon. For any...

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by PizzaPolli
Wed May 14, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta ATL Crown Room Clubs
Replies: 6
Views: 5971

RE: Delta ATL Crown Room Clubs

DeltAirlines-

Thanks so much for your help! The info is much appreciated!

[Edited 2008-05-14 14:58:07]

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by PizzaPolli
Wed May 14, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta ATL Crown Room Clubs
Replies: 6
Views: 5971

Delta ATL Crown Room Clubs

I have a long layover in <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> in August so I'm probably going to buy the day pass to the Delta CRC's. Does anyone have any opinion on which one at <acronym title="Atlanta - Har...

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by PizzaPolli
Fri May 09, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 767-400's To DUB
Replies: 1
Views: 4796

Delta 767-400's To DUB

I'll be flying on Delta 764's from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> to Dublin and back in August. Do all the 764's have the PTV's and new seats at this point? I'd imagine so but I just wanted to be 100% s...

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by PizzaPolli
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: South American Airport Terminal Hotels
Replies: 5
Views: 3915

South American Airport Terminal Hotels

Hello All-

Does anyone know if there are any airports in South America that have hotels connected directly to the airport terminals? I've been wondering this for awhile and so far South America is the only continent I can think of that does not have atleast one airport hotel like this.

Thanks!

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX March 19th Attendees
Replies: 131
Views: 7623

RE: LAX March 19th Attendees

Count me in. I will definitely be there!!

-Andrew

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by PizzaPolli
Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Good Old Days At JFK
Replies: 41
Views: 9264

RE: The Good Old Days At JFK

JFK has always been and will always be my favorite airport. The rooftop parking at the old Pan Am world port was open as recently as 2000. It closed in 2001 I believe. I spent so much time at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acron...

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by PizzaPolli
Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK To MEX In C On An MX 318 (with Pics)
Replies: 18
Views: 19159

RE: JFK To MEX In C On An MX 318 (with Pics)

Very nice report my friend. Great detail and good pictures!!

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by PizzaPolli
Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compton Air Fair 9/23/06
Replies: 0
Views: 1905

Compton Air Fair 9/23/06

The Compton/Woodley Airport (CPM) Air Fair in Compton, <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym> is tomorrow (Saturday). If anyone is in the area, you are welcome to come down and take a look at whats around. I'm the Assistant Airport Manager there and would be happy to have any a-netters visit. We ha...

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: G-IV SMO-LAS-SMO W/pics
Replies: 10
Views: 4766

RE: G-IV SMO-LAS-SMO W/pics

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by PizzaPolli
Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: G-IV SMO-LAS-SMO W/pics
Replies: 10
Views: 4766

G-IV SMO-LAS-SMO W/pics

This is only my second trip report ever so I'm not a pro at these... Equipment: Gulfstream <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym>-SP Tail Number: 999GP Route: <acronym title="Santa Monica - Municipal (SMO), USA - California">SMO</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran Internati...

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by PizzaPolli
Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michael Eisner Got The Blues- Jet Blue(s) That Is
Replies: 47
Views: 13545

RE: Michael Eisner Got The Blues- Jet Blue(s) That Is

Eisner doesn't always fly commercial though. I did see him get off a Hawker at SMO about 3 months ago.

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by PizzaPolli
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chicago-Miami-Key West On American (pics)
Replies: 33
Views: 14860

RE: Chicago-Miami-Key West On American (pics)

Great report, I really enjoyed reading it! I've always loved going in and out of MIA, it feels very much like you are in another country.

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by PizzaPolli
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Caravelle Still Flying?
Replies: 40
Views: 23631

RE: Any Caravelle Still Flying?

There is a Caravelle sitting at VNY. Its on the east side of the airport just north of Clay Lacy.

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by PizzaPolli
Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Need Help With Multiplayer In FlightSim
Replies: 0
Views: 11033

Need Help With Multiplayer In FlightSim

I'm trying to set up a multiplayer session with a friend and we can't get it to work. I went through all of the help in <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym> but it has not helped. I click: multiplayer connect put my name in and my IP and then host Then my friend goes in a puts his name and e...

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by PizzaPolli
Tue May 23, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mojave Airport Tours
Replies: 9
Views: 7503

RE: Mojave Airport Tours

I just took a tour there about 2 months ago and it was amazing. You just go into the airport offices and see the fueler, and he will drive you around. He didn't really ask for a specific amount of money, so we just gave him like $25 or 30 (I figured I would go back, so a bigger tip would be better)....

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Of Delta Final Farewell Tour
Replies: 121
Views: 11445

RE: Spirit Of Delta Final Farewell Tour

Does anyone have the times it arrives and departs LAX next week??

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by PizzaPolli
Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dispatcher Training
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Dispatcher Training

So I've decided to get my dispatchers license. I am living in Los Angeles right now, and would love to get the training out here and then take the test, but I can't seem to find any schools around. Does anyone know of any out here? If not I am thinking I will just go back to NY and get the training ...

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Island (ISP) Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2742

RE: Long Island (ISP) Question

A3xx900, The <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> flight from <acronym title="Islip - Long Island MacArthur (ISP / KISP), USA - New York">ISP</acronym> to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> at $50 is proba...

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by PizzaPolli
Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconventional Taxi Procedures (funny)
Replies: 42
Views: 14049

RE: Unconventional Taxi Procedures (funny)

That was very funny. Thanks for posting. Wish I could have understood exactly what they were saying although the general idea is pretty obvious.

-Andrew

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Oct 19, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Photos From The Miramar Air Show
Replies: 14
Views: 5707

RE: Photos From The Miramar Air Show

CaptOveur,

Funny you mention that. I did seem many more people were waiting for the left side.

-Andrew

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Photos From The Miramar Air Show
Replies: 14
Views: 5707

RE: Photos From The Miramar Air Show

I was really amazed at how quiet the B-2 was when it did its fly-bys. You couldn't hear it from the ground. I could tell most of the crowd was shocked by the lack of sound too; everyone looking at each other scratching their heads. To the novice seeing F-18's, F-16's, B-1B's and especially F-4's fly...

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by PizzaPolli
Mon Oct 17, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Photos From The Miramar Air Show
Replies: 14
Views: 5707

Photos From The Miramar Air Show

Hi all, I went to the show today at Miramar and it was truly amazing. A great variety of aircraft on the ramp, great demos in the air, and cool pilots and crew to talk to as well. I shot about 400 pix, so here are just a couple I uploaded for now. I'll see what else is interesting and post later if ...

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by PizzaPolli
Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB, DOT N Number Search
Replies: 2
Views: 3457

NTSB, DOT N Number Search

I remember a few years back there was a website that you could go to, to find all the aircraft registation numbers that came in and out of an airport on a specific day. Does anyone know where I can find that website if its still around? I have been searching with no luck. thanks.

-Andrew

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by PizzaPolli
Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Plane I Fly Crashed!
Replies: 40
Views: 11880

RE: A Plane I Fly Crashed!

I took a flight in first class seat 1A on United N612UA exactly one week before it went into the WTC. Once I realized that was the plane it made it even more real, because I could picture the inside of that particular first class cabin and the horrors that must have been occuring.  <img src="/d...

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: More Shots From LAX Spotters Outing 10/8
Replies: 4
Views: 4365

RE: More Shots From LAX Spotters Outing 10/8

Yeah, it must have been someone else you mentioned it to. Thats ok, it really was a lot of new people to meet. I can't go on Saturday but maybe I'll try to make it down there Sunday. Let me know how Saturday goes.

-Andrew

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: More Shots From LAX Spotters Outing 10/8
Replies: 4
Views: 4365

RE: More Shots From LAX Spotters Outing 10/8

Matt,

I heard someone else mention something about Miramar. Whats going on down there and when is it?

-Andrew

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: More Shots From LAX Spotters Outing 10/8
Replies: 4
Views: 4365

More Shots From LAX Spotters Outing 10/8

I had a great time meeting everyone and taking shots around <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. This is my home airport and you guys even enlightened me to a new location to shoot from (the Radisson Hotel location). Here are a few of the many sh...

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by PizzaPolli
Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Replies: 118
Views: 8125

RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8

At this point now, most of you are probably here in and around <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and might not see this, but is there a specific place or time everyone is meeting tomorrow morning? If I don't hear, I am going to just head over t...

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by PizzaPolli
Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Nikon D50, A Good Choice?
Replies: 6
Views: 3666

RE: A Nikon D50, A Good Choice?

Paul, I have a Nikon D50, and I am very happy with it. I have the Nikon 18-55mm lens and a Tokina 80-400mm lens. The D50 gets the job done, and it's a good value at its price. I find having the range of 18mm to 400mm very good for aviation photography because you can get right below the planes and g...

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by PizzaPolli
Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Movie Mayday...ON CBS (NY)
Replies: 30
Views: 3761

RE: Movie Mayday...ON CBS (NY)

Wow, this is one of the worst pieces of sh*t I've seen. Not that I would ever expect it to be realistic, but still. I especially like how ground control gave them takeoff clearance from the gate. Also the three man cockpit is always interesting in a futuristic plane. Apparently they chose to go back...

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by PizzaPolli
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Flight International Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

RE: Flight International Magazine

Mike, Thanks for the offer I really appreciate it! I just called that Borders and they said that they don't have the current issue yet but that they probably will be getting it later this week. Obviously I don't want you to go out of your way, but if you happen to be over there in the next few days ...

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Flight International Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

RE: Flight International Magazine

yeah, tried both BN and borders all over LA, no luck. Looking to get it because my B6 picture is supposed to be in it this week.

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by PizzaPolli
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Flight International Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 2943

Flight International Magazine

Hi everyone, I wasn't sure where to post this, so if its in the wrong area my apologies. Does anyone know where I could get my hands on a copy or two of Flight International Magazine in the Los Angeles area? I have called 8 books stores and have not found it yet, but I know I have seen it and read i...

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by PizzaPolli
Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Lights Over SoCal Right Now
Replies: 5
Views: 3780

RE: Strange Lights Over SoCal Right Now

I saw it too! I snapped a picture with my cell phone, but your shot is was better. I saw it in Sherman Oaks at around 7:30 pm. We need to find out what this was.

oh ok, sat launch

[Edited 2005-09-23 07:53:40]

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by PizzaPolli
Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Replies: 118
Views: 8125

RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8

WakeTurbulance-

Thanks, only problem now is, when I get my second and third and forth pic, etc. uploaded I can go no place but down. Oh well, I'm not complaining.  Smile

-Andrew

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by PizzaPolli
Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8
Replies: 118
Views: 8125

RE: LAX Spotting Outing - October 8

I will be there! It's gonna be great spotting and taking photos with all you guys.

-Andrew M

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by PizzaPolli
Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB
Replies: 405
Views: 45686

RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB

Hi Levg79,

I took that shot of 292 this evening. I was amazed at how fast it was uploaded too. It was amazing in person to see how under control the plane was while it came down 25L. Great job by the jetBlue crew!

-Andrew

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by PizzaPolli
Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thoughts On Nikon Tokina Combo
Replies: 3
Views: 3148

RE: Thoughts On Nikon Tokina Combo

When I compared the two I thought the D50 had manual. Maybe I just don't know what you mean. Is there any discernible difference between the two that would make a difference to me, a novice, or intermediate? (I'm not going to go crazy, I just need something that will do a good job)

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by PizzaPolli
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thoughts On Nikon Tokina Combo
Replies: 3
Views: 3148

Thoughts On Nikon Tokina Combo

I am about to purchase a Nikon D50 and get a Tokina <acronym title="Royal Air Maroc (Morocco)">AT</acronym>-X 840 <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>-II 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lense. I am new to aviation photography and I am wondering if that is a good fit for the job. I am a novice so too much te...

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by PizzaPolli
Thu May 05, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HNL JOB
Replies: 0
Views: 1731

HNL JOB

I really was not sure where to post this, but I may have an opportunity to move to Hawaii for awhile starting in June and I would like to get an aviation job at <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> while I'm there. I have experi...

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by PizzaPolli
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last UA Boeing 762 Flight 25 Mar05?
Replies: 67
Views: 7900

RE: Last UA Boeing 762 Flight 25 Mar05?

Although in the end they were beat up and worn down I'm sad to see them go. The 762's in <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> livery were my favourite plane when I was a kid. I would stand at the fence at the customs building at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International...

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by PizzaPolli
Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach Airport
Replies: 63
Views: 7508

RE: Long Beach Airport

I can also attest to how amazing a sim ride at Alteon is. My report is at <i><a href="/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/54139/" target=_blank>717 From The Left Seat: LGB-LAX-LGB(pictures Soon)</a></i> <font size=1>(by <a href="/discussions/profile.main?username=PizzaPolli" class=quote target=_blan...

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by PizzaPolli
Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 119 Survive Belly Landing
Replies: 18
Views: 13633

RE: 119 Survive Belly Landing

This is the best: "(the plane) landed on its belly at the Abuja end due to excessive breeze". Also " The incident occured when the plane was about to land. The breeze forced it to crashland, it rained about that time and the plane landed on its belly rather than the tyres,". Glad everyone was fine, ...

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