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by taxpilot
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 9880

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

For what it's worth...when I upgraded to the left seat of the KC135A, in 1977, the FAA awarded me a Boeing 707/720 type rating on my civilian FAA Commercial Pilots License. The military did not, and I believe, still doesn't issue pilot licenses. The FAA only issued type ratings for military transpor...

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by taxpilot
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: My profile and photo album has disappeared
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: My profile and photo album has disappeared

JohnKrist wrote:
Try accessing it from the main page, there you will find your info and albums. From forum pages, only the forum profile is accessible.


Thanks John. Found both with your help.

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by taxpilot
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: My profile and photo album has disappeared
Replies: 2
Views: 740

My profile and photo album has disappeared

Have some just been lost in the changeover?

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by taxpilot
Thu Oct 08, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA's RPM Growth Is Staggering
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

RE: SWA's RPM Growth Is Staggering

My wife and I are big <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> fans. They go where we want, when we want at a fair price. They consistently treat us as if they are really happy to see us on board. It use to be that we would look at the all airline boards and then Southwest afterwards a...

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by taxpilot
Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Fighter Planes - Any Cargo Hold?
Replies: 21
Views: 13548

RE: Military Fighter Planes - Any Cargo Hold?

In the early 70s the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> T-38s, that we flew in UPT, had a "box" under the ejection seat pad. The box was empty and could be used for cross country personal items. This space was designed to hold a life raft and survival gear. These items were seldom installed ...

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by taxpilot
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will High-Speed Texas Train Hurt Airlines?
Replies: 203
Views: 24870

RE: Will High-Speed Texas Train Hurt Airlines?

On our recent trips to Europe, we have seen that, while Europe continues to have an extensive and efficient rail system, their extensive and ever expanding network of low cost air carriers have become the preferred travel choice of Europeans and tourists. Two years ago, while trying to book an Amste...

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by taxpilot
Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cal Fire Plane Down In Yosemite
Replies: 3
Views: 3437

RE: Cal Fire Plane Down In Yosemite

San Jose resident Geoffrey "Craig" Hunt, 62, was a 13-year veteran pilot of Dyncorp International under contract with CAL FIRE. RIP.

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by taxpilot
Wed Aug 06, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Boneyards Outside Of The USA?
Replies: 16
Views: 9884

RE: Aircraft Boneyards Outside Of The USA?

RAF Aircraft Storage Flight, RAF Shawbury.

Alice Springs Airport in Alice Springs, Northern Territory is the first large-scale aircraft boneyard outside the United States.

According to Wikipedia.

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by taxpilot
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GAO Says Pilot Shortage Is Coming
Replies: 38
Views: 8759

GAO Says Pilot Shortage Is Coming

<a href="http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/28/pilot-shortage-could-put-strain-airline-industry" target="_blank">http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-could-put-strain-airline-industry</a> Job openings comming, according to this article. Good luck to the young qualified pilots.<br/><br/>...

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by taxpilot
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Modesto, CA (MOD) Seeks LAX Service Via AA Eagle
Replies: 44
Views: 8146

RE: Modesto, CA (MOD) Seeks LAX Service Via AA Eagle

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

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by taxpilot
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Modesto, CA (MOD) Seeks LAX Service Via AA Eagle
Replies: 44
Views: 8146

RE: Modesto, CA (MOD) Seeks LAX Service Via AA Eagle

My former airline, Golden Gate Airline, operated this service in 1980-1981 with DHC Dash 7 (50 Pax). Flew <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Stockton - Metropolitan (SCK / KSCK), USA - California">SCK</acronym>-<acronym title="...

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by taxpilot
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN/FL Ending ATL-ORF June 7
Replies: 14
Views: 4819

RE: WN/FL Ending ATL-ORF June 7

ORF is nORFolk?? Not signifcant enough for Airliners.Net to highlight. I had to look it up. Sad to see any cuts in service to anyone.

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by taxpilot
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Proud Bird Restaurant LAX Gets 1-year Reprieve
Replies: 10
Views: 4098

RE: Proud Bird Restaurant LAX Gets 1-year Reprieve

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/readytotaxi" class="quote" target="_blank">readytotaxi</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Never heard of the place, never visi...

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by taxpilot
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will AF1 Stop On The Way To S Africa?
Replies: 29
Views: 6495

RE: Will AF1 Stop On The Way To S Africa?

Refueled on a stop in Dakar, Senegal

[Edited 2013-12-09 17:13:19]

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by taxpilot
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash At SMO, Santa Monica, Citation Burning
Replies: 37
Views: 19675

RE: Crash At SMO, Santa Monica, Citation Burning

Four bodies were found inside the burned wreckage of a private jet that crashed into a hangar at Santa Monica Airport while landing during the weekend, a coroner’s official said Tuesday. RIP <a href="http://smdp.com/4-bodies-inside-jet-that-crashed-in-s-calif/127574" target="_blank">http://smdp.com/...

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by taxpilot
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Military Bases With Commercial Service?
Replies: 80
Views: 13014

RE: US Military Bases With Commercial Service?

KPSM - Pease - Portsmouth, NH

Allegiant Air announced ... it is bringing passenger service back to Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. The commercial airline will offer flights to and from Sanford, Fla., beginning Oct. 25.

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by taxpilot
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will Doc (B-29) Ever Fly?
Replies: 85
Views: 38947

RE: Will Doc (B-29) Ever Fly?

WOW! Amazing.

I hope this project succedes.

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by taxpilot
Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sierra Pacific 732 At LGB
Replies: 19
Views: 4397

RE: Sierra Pacific 732 At LGB

Great photos. My former airline, Golden Gate Airlines (GG) leased this Sierra Pacific Convair 580 (N73153 (cn 179)) in 1980-81. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/photo/Sierra-Pacific/Convair-580/0733764/L/&sid=7c2a49fd26da22382e1802696a0712c7" target="_blank">http://www.airliners.net/photo/Sierr...

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by taxpilot
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Otherwise-obscure Airport Namesakes
Replies: 60
Views: 8103

RE: Otherwise-obscure Airport Namesakes

As a former Air Force pilot, many years ago, we all agreed we never wanted an Air Force Base/airfield named after us. The thing that linked most so honored was death in an aircraft. Our mantra was don't make an ash of yourself!

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by taxpilot
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135 Required Runway Length
Replies: 20
Views: 14600

RE: KC-135 Required Runway Length

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/moose135" class="quote" target="_blank">moose135</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Took off out of Pease, dragging some F-4s ...

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by taxpilot
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Who Refuels In Northern New England?
Replies: 11
Views: 6282

RE: Who Refuels In Northern New England?

ANG: 132nd at Bangor and 133rd at Pease

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by taxpilot
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will Doc (B-29) Ever Fly?
Replies: 85
Views: 38947

RE: Will Doc (B-29) Ever Fly?

When I flew the C/EC121 (US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Super Connie) in the 1970s , we only had a 50-50 chance of getting an engine to 100 hours. Both aircraft used variants of the Wright 3350. "If God had intended the Connie to operate on four engines, he would have given her five." At...

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by taxpilot
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Is The Next Generation Strategic Airlifter?
Replies: 40
Views: 12531

RE: What Is The Next Generation Strategic Airlifter?

The next one will probably be a drone.   

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by taxpilot
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evergreen Sells Helicopter Arm To Erickson
Replies: 4
Views: 3070

RE: Evergreen Sells Helicopter Arm To Erickson

Wow! Del Smith must be very desperate. His empire started with the helicopters.

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by taxpilot
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Utah Air Guard KC-135 Refueling Mississippi C-17
Replies: 4
Views: 5713

RE: Utah Air Guard KC-135 Refueling Mississippi C-17

As an A model driver, I never would have recognized the flight deck!

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by taxpilot
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tinker Air Force Base Museum
Replies: 9
Views: 9060

RE: Tinker Air Force Base Museum

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyingSicilian" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyingSicilian</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>There is an <acronym title="An...

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by taxpilot
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Strategic Air Command Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 14209

RE: Strategic Air Command Thread

After my first operational assignment (C/EC 121 at McClellan), <acronym title="Sacramento - Executive (Municipal) (SAC / KSAC), USA - California">SAC</acronym> was initialy a major shock to my system. I signed into the 509th at Pease on day one of an ORI. When I asked "Whats an ORI?" The Ops Officer...

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by taxpilot
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tell Me About These Things On Airbases...
Replies: 31
Views: 14039

RE: Tell Me About These Things On Airbases...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/moose135" class="quote" target="_blank">moose135</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>The heaviest I remember launching in an ...

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by taxpilot
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple CNN Articles About Planespotting
Replies: 4
Views: 3240

RE: Multiple CNN Articles About Planespotting

Thanks for the links. Great articles and the further links within. Managed to kill the afternoon and will go back for more tonight! 

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by taxpilot
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Pension Plans
Replies: 18
Views: 11630

RE: Airline Pension Plans

What a sad situation. It only confirms the wisdom of my dificult decision, thirty years ago (after the PATCO strike), to bail on my career as a pilot.

Never put your future welfare solely in the hands of a union, a corporation or a government entity.

Stay nimble and in control.

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by taxpilot
Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Losing Consumer Luster?
Replies: 86
Views: 12765

RE: Southwest Losing Consumer Luster?

My wife and I will be happily boarding a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> 73 next week for another cross country flight (<acronym title="Sacramento - International (Metropolitan) (SMF / KSMF), USA - California">SMF</acronym> <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO ...

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by taxpilot
Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Restore Moffett Field's Hangar One
Replies: 39
Views: 9648

RE: Restore Moffett Field's Hangar One

"Signing their names and writing notes on a petition, hundreds of people around the country are making it clear that Hangar One is an important piece of history to them, even as it is reduced to a bare skeletal frame in an environmental cleanup. An online version of the petition to U.S. senator Dian...

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by taxpilot
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One (movie) Question
Replies: 7
Views: 16252

RE: Air Force One (movie) Question

KC-135 and Boeing 7XX aircraft have large, opening cockpit windows which are also designated emergency exits. We could and would (occasionly) open these in flight when depressurized.

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by taxpilot
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Lands Safely After Engine Failure Divert
Replies: 0
Views: 4415

C-5 Lands Safely After Engine Failure Divert

A Travis AFB bound C-5 safely landed at Sacramento's old Mather AFB after an engine problem, within the last hour. Even though Travis is nearby, the diversion was apparently due to heavy fog in the Fairfield-Travis area

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by taxpilot
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Flight Crews Of Cargo Flights Abandon A Plane?
Replies: 37
Views: 18650

RE: Can Flight Crews Of Cargo Flights Abandon A Plane?

In the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 we carried back pack type parachutes and we were required to wear them during refueling (with helmuts). The crew entry door doubled as a bail-out chute. The hatch had a blow out feat...

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by taxpilot
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Charging $$$ To Attend Air Shows
Replies: 23
Views: 6265

RE: Charging $$$ To Attend Air Shows

Sacramento California Capital Airshow at the former Mather AFB September 11 & 12. "Get the Budweiser Family Pack for only $40! The Budweiser Family Pack includes two adults tickets, admission for 3 kids under the age of 12, 1 parking pass and more!" "We've lowered ticket and concession prices so...

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by taxpilot
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-3 Sentry Awacs Possible Write Off At Nellis
Replies: 78
Views: 34580

RE: E-3 Sentry Awacs Possible Write Off At Nellis

It has been over two months since the last post. Anyone have an update?

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by taxpilot
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airliners.net Scheduled Site Maintenance
Replies: 2
Views: 3461

RE: Airliners.net Scheduled Site Maintenance

Hey Boomer, time hack. Of course it should have been posted Zulu time!!  Embarrassment

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by taxpilot
Mon Sep 14, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: P-38 Lightning Found In Wales
Replies: 10
Views: 12617

RE: P-38 Lightning Found In Wales

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by taxpilot
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sacramento Air Force Week Air Show
Replies: 0
Views: 3799

Sacramento Air Force Week Air Show

Sat & Sun Sep 12 & 13 at the former Mather AFB. <a href="http://www.californiacapitalairshow.com" target=_blank>http://www.californiacapitalairshow.com</a> The US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Thunderbirds, numerous aerial demonstrations and the usual static displays. It has been good to h...

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by taxpilot
Sat May 23, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135s Rule.......
Replies: 18
Views: 7535

RE: KC-135s Rule.......

Thanks Boomer. Many great memories.  bigthumbsup 

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by taxpilot
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One/The Nixon Years
Replies: 4
Views: 6190

RE: Air Force One/The Nixon Years

The presidential aircraft and crew stays with the President and the back-up is usually not too far away. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;bord...

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by taxpilot
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Refueling The C 5
Replies: 11
Views: 9492

RE: Refueling The C 5

I spent many hours orbiting off the coast of Maine during the late 70s while we made multiple dry contacts with C-5s out of Dover doing pilot air refueling qualification training. Not our favorite thing. The massive C-5 did have a major bow wave effect. This was further aggravated by the C-5 refueli...

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by taxpilot
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2 Vs 4 Engines Debate
Replies: 47
Views: 12087

2 Vs 4 Engines Debate

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by taxpilot
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will KC-45 Replace AMC Charters?
Replies: 22
Views: 5708

RE: Will KC-45 Replace AMC Charters?

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by taxpilot
Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will KC-45 Replace AMC Charters?
Replies: 22
Views: 5708

RE: Will KC-45 Replace AMC Charters?

<a href="http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=173" target=_blank>http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=173</a> The CRAF-CIVIL RESERVE AIR FLEET has been around for decades and has proved very succesful. For fiscal 2007, the guaranteed portion of the contract is $379 million. AMC est...

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by taxpilot
Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retirment Age 65 About To Be Reailty In US
Replies: 50
Views: 7518

RE: Retirment Age 65 About To Be Reailty In US

Easy guys, easy. Those currently flying in junior slots will appreciate it in the long run. Congratulations to my contemporaries who choose to stay on. I chose to bail in 1982, after the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers strike and the airline recession of the early 1980s. Talk to the grey haired guys ab...

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by taxpilot
Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First All Women Crew TP Flight In The Air!
Replies: 48
Views: 14776

RE: First All Women Crew TP Flight In The Air!

My former airline, Golden Gate Airlines, had an all female flight & cabin crew in 1981 on a DHC Dash 7. I believe this was a first for a US part 121 carrier.  Smile

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by taxpilot
Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beautiful Concorde Video!
Replies: 60
Views: 8840

RE: Beautiful Concorde Video!

Thanks for the link. Loved the formation shots!

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by taxpilot
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Angels Not Welcome In SanFran
Replies: 75
Views: 12505

RE: Blue Angels Not Welcome In SanFran

Battle over the Blue Angels update By Michelle Malkin • June 11, 2007 09:12 <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym> The moonbats continue to bash the Blue Angels in San Francisco. The Examiner’s letters page shows that there are a few sane people left there. A sampling: I find it interesti...

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