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by SmokinL1011
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10334

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

LJ wrote:
Didn't they fly HAM in connection with AMS at one point? I recall seeing the A310s at AMS.



Mid to late 80s they flew the A310s DTW-LHR-AMS.

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by SmokinL1011
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios
Replies: 37
Views: 3383

Re: Delta Air Lines liquidation scenarios

Josh76040 wrote:
DTW/MSP - I don’t see MSP recovering from a Delta shutdown as quickly as DTW. DTW could become a fortress hub for Spirit quite easily,



DTW a fortress hub for Spirit? What have you got against the people of southeast Michigan?!

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by SmokinL1011
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377 Cabin question
Replies: 51
Views: 10255

Re: Boeing 377 Cabin question

itripreport wrote:
So Boeing offered pivoting sculptured bins before Boeing even invented it.



I was thinking the same thing when looking at those photos! I wonder if the inspiration came from the shape of those berths.

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by SmokinL1011
Sat May 23, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *Video Only* Flying in the 80s Eastern; Pan Am and TWA
Replies: 6
Views: 5229

Re: *Video Only* Flying in the 80s Eastern; Pan Am and TWA

Thanks for posting.... I've seen the EA video before but not the PA or TW ones.

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by SmokinL1011
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World’s Busiest Airport 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: World’s Busiest Airport 2020

I don't think it will ultimately be #1 but for now this is the busiest airport around.....


Okay, tried to insert image of a Fisher Price airport but can't figure out how to do it.

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by SmokinL1011
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Smell of Airline Cabins
Replies: 82
Views: 11977

Re: The Smell of Airline Cabins

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I brought up the same topic 12 years ago! There definitely was a unique and very strong smell in cabins that doesn't exist anymore.......

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by SmokinL1011
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 8102

Re: The rest of Tennessee - TYS, CHA, TRI, ect.

Fellow BNA resident, any chance TRI, CHA, or TYS will see air service to Nashville again? I flew BNA-TYS on American Eagle back in the hub days in Nashville, and those flights were full. Granted, it was just a little JetStream, and 25 years ago, but I just thought it was reliable service. Contour? ...

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by SmokinL1011
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW 1983 airport master plan
Replies: 16
Views: 3508

Re: DTW 1983 airport master plan

I remember it too. It was interactive with lights illuminating the corresponding areas of whatever button you pushed. Have never been able to find a photo of it anywhere!

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by SmokinL1011
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 25396

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

There is nothing that I detest more upon arriving after an overnight flight in Europe and finding out that the plane has parked at a pad and we will bus to the terminal. I find it a welcome thing to have to use stairs and walk more after a long flight. I also find it a good thing to stay in a hotel...

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by SmokinL1011
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norwegian State Railways (NSB) Name Change
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Norwegian State Railways (NSB) Name Change

Avinor, the Norwegian Airports Authority, spent about 50 million kroner a few years ago to come up with a new logo. That's about 5 million Euro, and the result is two dots with a straight line connecting them. Yeah. This NSB rebrand is just another sham throwing away millions more than necessary and...

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by SmokinL1011
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 17656

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

oldannyboy wrote:
MDGLongBeach wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:
Delta is bringing back the DC-9.


Assuming this is a joke, but have a link for proof of in some case this is true?


Man, do turn on sarcasm mode pls!

I was just kidding....


Gonna need to lawyer up before too long if you want to be sarcastic/poke fun on here.

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by SmokinL1011
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 742769

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Whether grounding the Max 8 fleet is justified or reasonable at this point or not, certainly there can be simulator training for MAX 8 pilots to go through the same conditions as the Lion Air flight the day before the crash, the crashed Lion Air flight and now the Ethiopian crash?

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by SmokinL1011
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22657

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

KICT wrote:
Hopefully he faces a sizable fine.


Yes, and one as amply sizeable as his ass apparently is.

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by SmokinL1011
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 686
Views: 179660

Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

Pair of VIP aircraft carrying President Erdogan

Pair? Is he twins? :hyper:

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by SmokinL1011
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 years ago - "We took Florida and turned it into an airline"
Replies: 8
Views: 3557

Re: 50 years ago - "We took Florida and turned it into an airline"

The Sun King logo is still so unique, a real stand out in the history of airline identities. Never flew on National, but in the mid '70s I had a National DC-10 model resplendent with decals in the 'Sun King' livery along with an Eastern 727-100 model and a Pan Am 747. I had a red bean bag chair that...

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by SmokinL1011
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM refurbishes A330 fleet
Replies: 59
Views: 20843

Re: KLM refurbishes A330 and phases 2 out

I'm not an ethnic one, but observations living here have shown that some of them are nice... :-D

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by SmokinL1011
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM refurbishes A330 fleet
Replies: 59
Views: 20843

Re: KLM refurbishes A330 and phases 2 out

I certainly hope those photos of economy are a refurbished 744, because 3-4-3 in an A330 would be worse than 2-4-2 in a 763! I believe they come from a 744 and 777. I guess the Dutch will call for a revolution if KLM opts for a 3-4-3 layout in an A330. We eat do eat loads of cheese that makes us a ...

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by SmokinL1011
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM refurbishes A330 fleet
Replies: 59
Views: 20843

Re: KLM refurbishes A330 and phases 2 out

[quote="LewisNEO"]It's my first topic here, after reading this forum over more than 10 years. So don't be too harsh if I miss a rule ;-) http://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/2/airlines/klm-blijft-investeren-in-airbus-vloot I certainly hope those photos of economy are a refurbish...

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by SmokinL1011
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about the 787 Dreamliner, from a passenger.
Replies: 14
Views: 4570

Re: Question about the 787 Dreamliner, from a passenger.

Maybe the extra large windows make it LOOK like taking off/landing is faster from inside the cabin?

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by SmokinL1011
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Active DC-8/L-1011 Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 24
Views: 5931

Re: Active Dc8/L1011 THREAD/Message Board

Video of preparations for a 2015 research project with cabin shots of the DC-8. It still has remnants of the Braniff interior. They installed new passenger cabins, wall panels, overhead bins etc. on their DC-8s in the 1970s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJTM3w0BWLI[/quote] Great video, thanks for...

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by SmokinL1011
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 72431

Re: Air Canada new livery?

I've always thought of the current livery as 'ice blue' or 'glacier blue' and think it's quite unique and attractive.

If they're going to change it I hope it's something as distinctive.

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by SmokinL1011
Tue May 03, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was The Old JFK Terminal 8 Demolished?
Replies: 21
Views: 7952

RE: Why Was The Old JFK Terminal 8 Demolished?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rampart" class="quote" target="_blank">rampart</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>According to the demolition plan, it's now...

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by SmokinL1011
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 - 1973 Lockheed Video - Testing/assembly
Replies: 11
Views: 3557

RE: L-1011 - 1973 Lockheed Video - Testing/assembly

Great film, thanks for posting. My favourite airliner to fly on and was lucky to do so numerous times on <acronym title="TWA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW</acronym>, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. And I still think this is the b...

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by SmokinL1011
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did The Convair CV880 Not Sell Well?
Replies: 90
Views: 16384

RE: Why Did The Convair CV880 Not Sell Well?

Well, after watching the promo film by Delta it's clear that the failure to sell wasn't because of its 'whisper quiet' cabin. LOL

Ahhhhh, marketing.   

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by SmokinL1011
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330-300 Business Class BRU-JFK!
Replies: 12
Views: 11160

RE: Brussels Airlines A330-300 Business Class BRU-JFK!

Thanks for the insight... And that's the answer I was hoping for!

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by SmokinL1011
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330-300 Business Class BRU-JFK!
Replies: 12
Views: 11160

RE: Brussels Airlines A330-300 Business Class BRU-JFK!

Great videos! Like that you take time to make verbal commentary as opposed to text comments. I see you're dual national, American and Swedish (or another one of the red EU/EEA passports  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" bo...

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by SmokinL1011
Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Tramway Access?
Replies: 55
Views: 8832

RE: Airports With Tramway Access?

They're currently building a new terminal at <acronym title="Bergen - Flesland (BGO / ENBR), Norway">BGO</acronym> and extending the tramline (I call it a tram) from Bergen city centre to the airport... General info about 'Bybanen' which translates to 'the city train' in english: <a href="http://en....

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by SmokinL1011
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Video Flight Report: Norwegian 738 OSL-BGO
Replies: 4
Views: 2837

RE: Video Flight Report: Norwegian 738 OSL-BGO

Is it just me, or was that one long takeoff roll for a narrow body on a short haul flight? Nearly 50 seconds.......

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by SmokinL1011
Mon Nov 09, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: F100 In Western Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 6668

RE: F100 In Western Australia

Interesting trip report, thanks. Always like seeing smaller, regional type services detailed here. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jrfspa320" class="quote" target="_blank">jrfs...

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by SmokinL1011
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was TWA Like?
Replies: 60
Views: 11493

RE: What Was TWA Like?

I was on seven <acronym title="TWA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW</acronym> flights altogether, all coach: 1989 (<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, L10) ...

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by SmokinL1011
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is TK Partly To Blame For Europe's Refugee Crisis?
Replies: 20
Views: 6370

RE: Is TK Partly To Blame For Europe's Refugee Crisis?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TK105" class="quote" target="_blank">TK105</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>I think many EU states dislike Turkey's welcom...

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by SmokinL1011
Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAN Dreamliner (J) Experience - MAD FRA
Replies: 26
Views: 11540

RE: LAN Dreamliner (J) Experience - MAD FRA

Thanks for a great and unique trip report. Enjoy seeing the architecture of <acronym title="Madrid - Adolfo Suarez / Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> Terminal 4 and the quite pleasant cabin colour palette on the LAN 787. By the way, what is the name of the piano piece you used throughout t...

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by SmokinL1011
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South Africa By Ethiopian Dreamliner
Replies: 8
Views: 8997

RE: South Africa By Ethiopian Dreamliner

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/signol" class="quote" target="_blank">signol</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>otherwise their chosen selected toys an...

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by SmokinL1011
Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Flight Diverts For Pax Issue With Cat
Replies: 70
Views: 13501

RE: Condor Flight Diverts For Pax Issue With Cat

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SYDSpotter" class="quote" target="_blank">SYDSpotter</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Might've been life threatening for the...

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by SmokinL1011
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JAL In Transpac Y: ITM-HND-SFO SkyWider Cabin
Replies: 7
Views: 9925

RE: JAL In Transpac Y: ITM-HND-SFO SkyWider Cabin

I did a double take looking at the very first picture in your report... If you look at the plane parked on the left side of the photo it looks like it says 'Pan Am' with the way the Japan Airlines title is cut off.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/spin.gi...

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by SmokinL1011
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Airlines Not Repainting Aircraft
Replies: 31
Views: 6803

RE: Cargo Airlines Not Repainting Aircraft

That has got to be one of the ugliest, no, THE ugliest liveries ever!

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by SmokinL1011
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kuwait Airways New Business Class Cabin Review
Replies: 18
Views: 37079

RE: Kuwait Airways New Business Class Cabin Review

Great trip report.

Appreciate your thoroughness with the photos. Taking a photo then turning around and taking another and explaining it the way you do makes us really see how the set-up of the lounge is.

Hope KU continue to improve!

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by SmokinL1011
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook A330 Makes Av 1240,8 Km/h Towards OSL
Replies: 14
Views: 12958

RE: Thomas Cook A330 Makes Av 1240,8 Km/h Towards OSL

Reminds me of this Twilight Zone episode.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHHmJBwEUKc

[Edited 2015-01-13 15:52:23]

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by SmokinL1011
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Celebrates 85 Years Of Passenger Service
Replies: 47
Views: 6865

RE: Delta Celebrates 85 Years Of Passenger Service

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltaMD90" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltaMD90</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>First flew on <acronym title="Delta Air ...

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by SmokinL1011
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Celebrates 85 Years Of Passenger Service
Replies: 47
Views: 6865

RE: Delta Celebrates 85 Years Of Passenger Service

I remember when it was 50 years. Flying in <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> DC-8s, DC-9s and a 727 in the summer of 1979 there were faux wood, round 'plaques' on the bulkhead in the front of each cabin commemorating 50 years of service. How young 50 looks compared to 85! LOL<br><b...

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by SmokinL1011
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Suspends Talks For 20 787s
Replies: 91
Views: 32178

RE: Norwegian Suspends Talks For 20 787s

All I know is I'm flying <acronym title="Bergen - Flesland (BGO / ENBR), Norway">BGO</acronym> - <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> in September and Norwegian was more expensive than <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym>/DL, and...

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by SmokinL1011
Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Persian Adventure Pt 2: Two Domestic Hops In Iran
Replies: 6
Views: 9057

RE: Persian Adventure Pt 2: Two Domestic Hops In Iran

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/caliatenza" class="quote" target="_blank">caliatenza</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I wonder as an American, if i went the...

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by SmokinL1011
Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Any Famous Relatives?
Replies: 27
Views: 4583

RE: Do You Have Any Famous Relatives?

I have a 2nd cousin we would consider famous here on A.net.... He was a <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> based 707 pilot for Pan Am in the 60s and 70s, went to the 747 in the mid 70s. He also worked on the L15 in the 80s ...

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by SmokinL1011
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Citizens Abroad And Fatca
Replies: 106
Views: 8320

RE: U.S. Citizens Abroad And Fatca

I agree with the stupidity of it all, but some above have asked questions about filing and others may see this thread who were never aware they have to file anything. The link spells out the info clearly for those that may need it while we're on the subject....

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by SmokinL1011
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Citizens Abroad And Fatca
Replies: 106
Views: 8320

RE: U.S. Citizens Abroad And Fatca

There's a lot of conjecture and hysteria surrounding this whole issue. If you look up the facts it is pretty straight forward and not everyone living abroad is required to file 8938 (the FATCA form submitted as an attachment with your earned income filing). Here's a link to the IRS website with info...

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by SmokinL1011
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40th Anniversary Of First A300 Flight
Replies: 34
Views: 8553

RE: 40th Anniversary Of First A300 Flight

Today I was walking along the beachfront promenade in Nice, pausing to look each time a plane came in for a landing... the direction this late morning/early afternoon was to the west, so along the beach, and at one point I heard engines that weren't quite like the others. It was an A300 or A310 carg...

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by SmokinL1011
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Mainline Cities
Replies: 56
Views: 14503

RE: New Delta Mainline Cities

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rduddji" class="quote" target="_blank">rduddji</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>Here you go... Good news for me, because I...

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by SmokinL1011
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Mainline Cities
Replies: 56
Views: 14503

RE: New Delta Mainline Cities

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/iahworldflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">iahworldflyer</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>I remember taking a <acronym t...

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by SmokinL1011
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Mainline Cities
Replies: 56
Views: 14503

RE: New Delta Mainline Cities

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rduddji" class="quote" target="_blank">rduddji</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Chattanooga - Lovell Field...

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