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by Gillbilly
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 225
Views: 18399

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Can anyone list the seven DL 767s registration numbers that are going to Amazon? I haven't been able to find this on any free sites.

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by Gillbilly
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery
Replies: 17
Views: 2066

Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery

Will we ever see United do one? I'd be thrilled to see it.

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by Gillbilly
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020
Replies: 274
Views: 37737

Re: The Rest of New England Aviation Thread (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2020

There's an Atlas 744 at Hanscom right now! Showed up on Friday, probably leaving tomorrow.

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by Gillbilly
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting Tips for US AFB
Replies: 0
Views: 822

Spotting Tips for US AFB

Where do you find out about special training exercises, delivery flights, etc. for US Air Force or AFR bases? I live in the Northeast and I missed two KC-46 deliveries by five minutes at PSM/Pease, but some other spotters were there and they knew what was coming. Anything mobile friendly? I'm aware ...

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by Gillbilly
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wingletless DL 752s
Replies: 10
Views: 2198

Re: Wingletless DL 752s

So, looking at the photos on this site, it looks like N650DL started without winglets, got them, then had them removed. Why would they remove them?

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by Gillbilly
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wingletless DL 752s
Replies: 10
Views: 2198

Re: Wingletless DL 752s

I think there are only a couple of wingletless flying in the Delta fleet. That doesn't include the NBA 752 fleet which I think had the winglets removed. The stage length of their typical flights make them uneconomical to operate. Those that don't have winglets have structural issues that prevented ...

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by Gillbilly
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wingletless DL 752s
Replies: 10
Views: 2198

Wingletless DL 752s

Do the Delta 752s without winglets belong to a distinctly different category within the 752 fleet at Delta or is it somewhat random? Are they generally older? From a different original airline? Different cabin configuration? And, are they utilized on different routes than the 752s that do have wingl...

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by Gillbilly
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Power Setting on a Stretched Variant
Replies: 11
Views: 1927

Takeoff Power Setting on a Stretched Variant

If a crew is operating a stretched variant (739, 753, 764, A333, etc.), how much higher of a power setting do they need to set if they want to rotate at the same distance down a runway as if they were in the shorter variant? Let's assume weather is equal, there are correspondingly more passengers an...

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by Gillbilly
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 54553

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

157th ANG at Pease got two new ones tonight (6th). I was there all day and must have left just before they arrived. Anyone know the arrival time? L/N 1111 C/N 34109 B767-2LKC 16-46013 USAF KC-46A (VH013) LRIP 2, #02/12, N55061, tail 66013 was delivered BFI-PSM with callsign PACK92 at Nov 6th and la...

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by Gillbilly
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 297
Views: 54553

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

157th ANG at Pease got two new ones tonight (6th). I was there all day and must have left just before they arrived. Anyone know the arrival time?

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by Gillbilly
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 10744

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Not me, but shortly after the Dr. David Dao incident in 2017, I was on a United flight from Denver to Vancouver. This poor guy had a direct ticket from Denver to SFO, but he was on our flight for whatever reason. He was basically told to shut up and sit down (we hadn't left the gate yet). So he came...

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by Gillbilly
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6148

Going out of your way to fly a special type

As a passenger, how much do you bend your plans or open your wallet to be on board a unique aircraft? Maybe you could fly home at 6 pm but you find something to do and depart at 11 pm instead to get on a domestic 777 instead of a 737. Maybe there's a direct flight that's also cheaper and faster but ...

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by Gillbilly
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watching PanAm B707 landing
Replies: 13
Views: 3517

Re: Watching PanAm B707 landing

loranfair wrote:
Check out the tail number on the 321. N404PA is still flying for MIT based out of Hanscom, though I've heard she may be near retirement.


About a week ago that flew over my house shortly after taking off. It was at 9,000 feet and I could not believe how loud it was.

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by Gillbilly
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 158826

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Folks - hope everyone is well. I wanted to check with this group how UA BOS/EWR flights are operating? My in-laws need to travel back to BOM and are Indian citizens. UA currently still flies the EWR/BOM route but the flight does not depart until 8:30 pm. Their intended plan to fly is to return back...

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by Gillbilly
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?
Replies: 60
Views: 10367

Re: Why was the A319 never used on longer routes?

Air Canada BOS to YVR on an A319 had been done in recent years. >2,500 nm

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by Gillbilly
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS to LHR in the 90s
Replies: 39
Views: 6813

BOS to LHR in the 90s

Who would have been operating this route in the 90s, particularly '93 to '99 and on what aircraft? I'm assuming BA on some variant of 747 (which one?) but was there ever anyone else? NWA by any chance? Thanks

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by Gillbilly
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A question once again about PVD.
Replies: 10
Views: 1687

Re: A question once again about PVD.

I'm trying to remember which airport it was but I've heard of these 73s doing multiple touch and goes at a major commercial airport recently, maybe Atlanta?

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by Gillbilly
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 98473

Re: Any idea of the fate of Delta's 738's?

Not the most relevant thing but I've been in a few DL738s lately and the IFE screens were popping out of the seat backs on all those flights. They seem in need of an upgrade.

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by Gillbilly
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Reverse Thrust Landings
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

No Reverse Thrust Landings

I’ve landed at Toronto on an AC 763 and today SLC on a 753 and both were nearly silent. I was in the back for both but still. Maybe it was just low RT? Do these airports have noise restrictions/protocols?

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by Gillbilly
Tue May 05, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15747

753 and 764 Survival

Any opinions as to the likelihood that Delta and United will retain these unique planes post COVID-19? I know that the 753s and 764s are not old, so hopefully they can stick around.

I had some travel booked on 753s for this summer and I'm not sure I'll be on 753s or even 752s.

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by Gillbilly
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 158826

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Any idea why Boston has been getting Air Canada 7153 to Toronto on a 773 ER? I've seen it a few nights now.

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by Gillbilly
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 158826

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

IMG-3994.JPG Someone asked about wing clearance if multiple A330s were next to each other. Here is a 763 next to an A333 and my ride to ATL between them at Boston. Try using imgur. https://imgur.com/upload Thanks, good idea. I'm a millennial and can't figure this stuff out! https://imgur.com/a/CZjy...

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by Gillbilly
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 158826

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

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Someone asked about wing clearance if multiple A330s were next to each other. Here is a 763 next to an A333 and my ride to ATL between them at Boston.
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Someone asked about wing clearance if multiple A330s were next to each other. Here is a 763 next to an A333 and my ride to ATL between them at Boston.

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by Gillbilly
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1221
Views: 270561

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

I'm a Canadian aviation fan who's never flown on MD metal, so what better to do on my midterm break next month than pop down and fly on a bunch of MD88s/MD90s while that's still possible. Fortunately I am able to fly standby on DL. I don't know much about DL's network so I was hoping people could s...

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by Gillbilly
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Off Center Aerial Refueling
Replies: 18
Views: 2498

C-5 Off Center Aerial Refueling

Why is the C-5 aerial refueling port off center (to the right)?

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by Gillbilly
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 102904

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

Can anyone comment on the likelihood that the direct summer Delta 767 service between BOS and SLC will resume? I haven't seen it in the schedule. I think SLC-HNL would be a better candidate for the 767 this summer. I don’t know why they downgraded it to a 757 for last summer over SLC-BOS. The 767-3...

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by Gillbilly
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 102904

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2020

Can anyone comment on the likelihood that the direct summer Delta 767 service between BOS and SLC will resume? I haven't seen it in the schedule.

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by Gillbilly
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1089
Views: 158826

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

Can anyone comment on the likelihood that the direct summer Delta 767 service between BOS and SLC will resume? I haven't sen it in the schedule.

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