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by Gillbilly
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022
Replies: 190
Views: 32471

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2022

DeltaMD90 wrote:
Delta pilot bases:


Much appreciated, thanks. Wasn't sure where to find this.

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by Gillbilly
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 55
Views: 5846

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2022

I have a question for anyone familiar with BDL. I'm flying a STL-BNA-BDL-BNA-STL day trip in Feb with a 2.5 hour wait in BDL before the return. It is my plan to eat lunch at BDL before returning to STL and there is a food court on the airport's website but I can't really see if it's before or after...

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by Gillbilly
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 58
Views: 13293

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2022

For Delta's pilot base in Boston, does anyone know what types (75/767, A320 series, etc.) are part of that pilot group?

Apologies if this is easily found somewhere public.

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by Gillbilly
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1891

Re: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

Newark727 wrote:
Whenever I see the airline code "FR," my brain always says Frontier (F9) instead of Ryanair.


Whenever I see WN for Southwest I just read it as "white noise." In my head, the (nonexistant) airline "white noise" is also called Southwest.

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by Gillbilly
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had
Replies: 32
Views: 1891

Embarrassing Aviation Misconceptions You've Had

When you were younger and aviation hadn't consumed your life yet, what were some of your misconceptions about the planes, staff, operations, etc? For example, when I was very young, I think I believed that the flap track fairings on commercial planes were launchable missiles... We all have to start ...

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by Gillbilly
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 244
Views: 56604

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Hawaii flights question: SFO to KOA is currently an even mix of 737s and 753s. Eventually it switches to all 737s. SFO to LIH is all 737s now. On Feb 11 UA1111 switches to a 752. Do you think these changes are actually real and going to occur? Planning a trip and I love the 757s but hate the 737s. ...

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by Gillbilly
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 244
Views: 56604

Re: United Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Hawaii flights question: SFO to KOA is currently an even mix of 737s and 753s. Eventually it switches to all 737s. SFO to LIH is all 737s now. On Feb 11 UA1111 switches to a 752. Do you think these changes are actually real and going to occur? Planning a trip and I love the 757s but hate the 737s. T...

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by Gillbilly
Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice for Expiring AA Travel Voucher
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Advice for Expiring AA Travel Voucher

I have a small credit with AA from a reservation I cancelled. It will be expiring in early March. I don't really trust AA with important travel, so I rarely fly with them. I'd like to get some suggestions on using this. I love flying but it seems silly just to fly somewhere for no reason other than ...

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by Gillbilly
Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew
Replies: 71
Views: 9984

Re: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew

One time I was nervous that the slats and flaps weren't out until immediately before we lined up on the runway. I thought about saying something but I'm no pilot. Is it normal to put them out right before the roll? I wonder if they got the configuration warning as they pushed the throttles ? Or alt...

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by Gillbilly
Wed Dec 29, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew
Replies: 71
Views: 9984

Re: Should passengers report possible maintenance issues to crew

One time I was nervous that the slats and flaps weren't out until immediately before we lined up on the runway. I thought about saying something but I'm no pilot. Is it normal to put them out right before the roll?

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by Gillbilly
Mon Dec 27, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner types under threat of extinction
Replies: 28
Views: 3251

Re: Airliner types under threat of extinction

767-200 passenger. Eastern Airlines had been operating some flights from JFK and Boston to South & Central America. Not sure how often they actually use the 762 at this time.

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by Gillbilly
Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [Video Only] The JetBlue Airways A220-300 Experience in Even More Space BOS-ATL
Replies: 2
Views: 1818

Re: [Video Only] The JetBlue Airways A220-300 Experience in Even More Space BOS-ATL

Are you sure flight time was 3.5 hrs? I flew on B6 from Boston to ATL this fall on the A223 and it was less than 3. It was my first time on an A220. I was looking forward to the cool sounds, but inside the cabin it literally felt like our plane was falling apart and it was excessively loud. I've hea...

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by Gillbilly
Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL201 diverts to SJU
Replies: 232
Views: 30972

Re: DL201 diverts to SJU

Don't they risk a pax lawsuit at some point? If you knowingly schedule it as a non-stop and it isn't you could have an issue. I remember TWA had this issue with TLV-JFK when it's late stage 747's had to make fuel stops and passengers sued because it was so frequent. I think Air Transat and maybe Al...

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by Gillbilly
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?
Replies: 44
Views: 3224

Re: Who Here Has Flown on Both the 753 and 764?

I've been on both, and the 752 and 763 for comparison. 1x Delta 753 ATL to SLC 1x UA 753 DEN to EWR 2x Delta 764 round trip between ATL and MCO I went out of my way to fly them. I was totally giddy for all four flights because I just don't have the opportunity to fly their frequented routes very oft...

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by Gillbilly
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123559

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

When UA begins their BOS-LHR service with the 763, will they do something similar to what AA is doing with the daily 777 MIA run? Where will the 767 come from in that case?

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by Gillbilly
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 127
Views: 13294

Re: ATL's terminal makeover

I was just there this week, never noticed. I arrived, went to the next gate, got a coffee and boarded the next plane to my destination. You can’t see the outside from the concourses anyway, especially at ATL. It’s a pretty efficient people mover and that’s all that matters. Transiting next week, to...

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by Gillbilly
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner types under threat of extinction
Replies: 28
Views: 3251

Re: Airliner types under threat of extinction

The 767-400 is an interesting model. Only 48 frames were built for Continental and Delta with the split at 21 and 28, but I can't remember who got which sets of frames. The landing gear was unique and spares were an issue when changing out a set to be overhauled. Actually, only 37 frames were built...

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by Gillbilly
Wed Oct 20, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Dumps Human Waste On Man and His Yard
Replies: 28
Views: 5714

Re: Plane Dumps Human Waste On Man and His Yard

Does anyone know the airline or aircraft involved?

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by Gillbilly
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation Vloggers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Aviation Vloggers?

Gamers- Swiss001, 1DLflyer, TheFlightChannel, Allec Joshua Ibay, Mini Air Crash Investigation, Airforceproud95 (only thing I dislike about AFP95 is that he swears a bit too much.) Model airport demonstrators- Geminijets13, Aviation18, Redriveraviation Spotters- Lepp aviation, Matt Cochran (Have bee...

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by Gillbilly
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where to Donate Models
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Where to Donate Models

Where are you located?

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by Gillbilly
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5349

Re: FedEx not going to be flying as much USPS mail?

Who still flies mail on commercial flights? Like, in bulk? You use to commonly see rampers loading containers of mail on passenger flights when they were loading luggage. But not anymore. At least I haven’t seen it in many years. . In 2020 I saw my Delta A321 getting stuffed with USPS (not sure wha...

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by Gillbilly
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 65
Views: 3313

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

It's my favorite plane, of the types I've flown. Love watching the massive engine bounce around on the wing in some turbulence. Can't decide if I like the 200 or 300 more.

American, 200
Pre-merger United, 200
Post-merger United, 200 and 300
Delta, 200 and 300

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by Gillbilly
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 7542

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Air Canada 763ER
American 763ER
Delta 763ER
Delta 764ER

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by Gillbilly
Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Delta A350 from Boston
Replies: 7
Views: 5330

Re: First Delta A350 from Boston

tjerome wrote:
BOS only allows props to take off from 4L, so you were on 4R.


Oh interesting, thanks. Now that you mention that I think I had subconsciously noticed that but it never really sunk in.

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by Gillbilly
Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Delta A350 from Boston
Replies: 7
Views: 5330

Re: First Delta A350 from Boston

The A333 is only on certain days I think, it is otherwise a 739. And yeah, it was very noticeable.

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by Gillbilly
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123559

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

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Trip report has been posted. The gate agent said over and over again that this was the first time a Delta A350 had been at Boston.

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by Gillbilly
Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Delta A350 from Boston
Replies: 7
Views: 5330

First Delta A350 from Boston

On August 21, I was supposed to fly DL1014 to SLC and continue on DL3727 to JAC for a backpacking trip in the Wind River Range. I was very excited about the flight because I had never been on an A330 before. Unfortunately, at 4:14 am (already at the airport) we learned that our A333 (N803NW) had a m...

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by Gillbilly
Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123559

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Regarding the jet bridge, I find it odd too. On the ground, A350 was already painted on the concrete, and that's what they pulled up to. They originally tried to use L2 but it wouldn't work so they used L1. It was the first time I walked up hill to the plane from the airport. They had about eight pe...

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by Gillbilly
Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123559

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

On 8/21 I got to fly the first Delta A350 out of Boston. This was DL1014 (to SLC) and it was originally supposed to be an A333 but there was a mechanical issue that could not be resolved. Our flight was delayed about 12 hours. The A359 flew in empty from Detroit, N506DN. It took the staff in Boston...

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by Gillbilly
Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 123559

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

On 8/21 I got to fly the first Delta A350 out of Boston. This was DL1014 (to SLC) and it was originally supposed to be an A333 but there was a mechanical issue that could not be resolved. Our flight was delayed about 12 hours. The A359 flew in empty from Detroit, N506DN. It took the staff in Boston ...

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by Gillbilly
Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: USBC Nationals: ATL-LAS-ATL (Very Long)
Replies: 5
Views: 4238

Re: USBC Nationals: ATL-LAS-ATL (Very Long)

I got to fly on N825MH earlier this year, which I believe was the first 764. What's the interesting history you're referring to?

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by Gillbilly
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Chartered Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Flying Chartered Aircraft

Is there assigned seating? If it's not single class seating who gets the better seats? Do they still do the same safety briefing or show the same video? There's usually no security check, right? Does Delta give out Biscoff cookies still? Can any Delta pilot of FA attempt to work one of these flight...

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by Gillbilly
Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1660
Views: 368696

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

777Mech wrote:
5652 has inducted into ATL MX to be the IFC prototype for the 757 fleet.


What is IFC?

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by Gillbilly
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only one US airline makes the top 10 best
Replies: 26
Views: 3400

Re: Only one US airline makes the top 10 best

United breaks guitars

(throwback...)

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by Gillbilly
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of rare aircraft types that you can still fly on
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: List of rare aircraft types that you can still fly on

Same with me. As a late-born millennial who hadn't gotten to fly as prevalent as many (I was too young and/or broke), there are a few types of old planes I have yet to fly on and I'm still trying desperately to catch up, now that I can afford to. I know I've totally missed my chance with the tri-je...

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by Gillbilly
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Chartered Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Flying Chartered Aircraft

This is a very open ended, vague question, but I'd like to know more about the passenger experience on chartered aircraft, like Delta's 752's subfleet, Atlas and Swift Air. Is there assigned seating? Do they still do the same safety briefing or show the same video? There's usually no security check,...

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by Gillbilly
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1568
Views: 340327

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

The 764 seems to have made a gentle return to service recently. EWR to HNL and IAH at least.

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by Gillbilly
Fri May 21, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflight Oscillation at Cruise
Replies: 15
Views: 3508

Re: Inflight Oscillation at Cruise

This seems to happen to me on about 80% of all 320 flights I've ever taken (probably 40+ segments on the 320, mostly over the southeast us). Personally I find it really annoying and now actively try to avoid flying on that plane when possible. I've yet to experience that on any other plane though I...

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by Gillbilly
Fri May 21, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inflight Oscillation at Cruise
Replies: 15
Views: 3508

Inflight Oscillation at Cruise

I was on a redeye A320 flight a few years back and at cruise the flight was quite smooth, however I eventually picked up on a regular and gentle oscillation of the plane slightly up and down every few seconds. It occurred for a pretty long time. I'm not a pilot, but could this be some sort of auto-t...

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by Gillbilly
Mon May 17, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Polymer Jobs
Replies: 0
Views: 1529

Aviation Polymer Jobs

I'm interested to hear if people are aware of any specific companies that work closely with Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, etc. to provide polymeric/plastic materials that are extruded. I'm familiar with companies like Nitto Denko and 3M who have aviation divisions, but ideally I'd find a company that is ...

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by Gillbilly
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 930
Views: 125489

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) Aviation Thread - 2021

A United 787-9 is coming into BED today, perhaps a military charter. Shoot I wish I hadn’t missed this! A widebody at BED is a rare treat! Any photos? I'm pretty impressed they were able to get a 789 off the 7000 ft runway to go to BIF (Ft. Bliss in El Paso). An Atlas 744 flew from BED to PHX as a ...

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by Gillbilly
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scratching the Itch: ATL-MSP-ATL on Delta
Replies: 3
Views: 6195

Re: Scratching the Itch: ATL-MSP-ATL on Delta

I enjoyed your enthusiasm and recently had a similar experience. Last week I did BDL to ATL to MCO to fly on a 717 and 764 (first time). A domestic WB is always fun. I had gone about the same amount of time since my last flights, so it felt really good to get out again. Had a three hour layover in A...

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by Gillbilly
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Please help ID airline, airport and aircraft from old photos
Replies: 4
Views: 6121

Re: Please help ID airline, airport and aircraft from old photos

It's a United 757 in the battleship gray livery. Engine pylon is painted blue (Delta is gray, only engine cowlings are blue). The illustration is of a man reading a gray United safety card in the safety card-its a little detail in many of their safety cards. Also, the top of the wing has a long row...

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by Gillbilly
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Please help ID airline, airport and aircraft from old photos
Replies: 4
Views: 6121

Please help ID airline, airport and aircraft from old photos

Before I got into planes, I happened to take the following pictures on a trip from somewhere in New England to Florida. This is from February 2010. https://imgur.com/a/OBfdWVF Normally we'd fly out of Boston but this is obviously not BOS. Hope the wing and engine provide some clues! There's a video ...

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by Gillbilly
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Inauguration Day USAF Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Inauguration Day USAF Flights

At noon today (EST) I noticed nine KC135s, KC10s, C17s and C5s in the states surrounding DC and in southern New England (on ADSB). I'd imagine the tankers were supporting fighters but what about the C17s and C5s? Anything else worth noting? Looks like Trump arrived in PBI on a VC-25A. Will he now re...

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by Gillbilly
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 1318
Views: 189923

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: 2609

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: 39495

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: 1
Views: 4718

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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