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by ArcticBlast
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Connecting At CDG
Replies: 34
Views: 3627

RE: Connecting At CDG

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by ArcticBlast
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Autopilot Land The Aircraft Nowadays?
Replies: 57
Views: 18675

RE: Does Autopilot Land The Aircraft Nowadays?

A veteran captain with a major carrier told me recently (and I hope I am quoting him accurately) that, among his peers, roughly 50% of landings are manual and 50% are via autoland. He said, for him, about 90% are still hands-on, but, he quickly added, that the <i>key</i> to safe landings in adverse ...

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by ArcticBlast
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Boeing, Tillamook And Evergreen (80+ Pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 9391

RE: Boeing, Tillamook And Evergreen (80+ Pics)

Glad you had a good time here in the Seattle & Portland areas. No mention of a visit to the "Museum of Flight" <a href="http://www.museumofflight.org/Portal.asp?Flash=True" target=_blank>http://www.museumofflight.org/Portal.asp?Flash=True</a> at <acronym title="Seattle - Boeing Field / King County I...

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by ArcticBlast
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any DC 6 Aircraft Still Used Commercially?
Replies: 21
Views: 9465

RE: Any DC 6 Aircraft Still Used Commercially?

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by ArcticBlast
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Volcano Flightseeing On An Alaska 732 W/pics
Replies: 18
Views: 7222

RE: Volcano Flightseeing On An Alaska 732 W/pics

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by ArcticBlast
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Volcano Flightseeing On An Alaska 732 W/pics
Replies: 18
Views: 7222

RE: Volcano Flightseeing On An Alaska 732 W/pics

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by ArcticBlast
Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Rollout-- Boeing's Entire Jet Family
Replies: 64
Views: 13058

RE: 787 Rollout-- Boeing's Entire Jet Family

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by ArcticBlast
Sat Jul 14, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Rollout-- Boeing's Entire Jet Family
Replies: 64
Views: 13058

RE: 787 Rollout-- Boeing's Entire Jet Family

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by ArcticBlast
Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Rollout-- Boeing's Entire Jet Family
Replies: 64
Views: 13058

RE: 787 Rollout-- Boeing's Entire Jet Family

And, also note that in this impressive gathering of airplanes, there can be seen a venerable DC-3, tucked in near the B-47, just above the B747-200.

//Paul in Seattle

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by ArcticBlast
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question For BFI Spotters - BAX DC-8 Freighter
Replies: 1
Views: 4676

Question For BFI Spotters - BAX DC-8 Freighter

I often see a DC-8 freighter over Elliot Bay in Seattle as it descends into <acronym title="Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International (BFI / KBFI), USA - Washington">BFI</acronym>, typically at about 07:40 <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> <acronym title="West Air Sweden and Capital ...

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by ArcticBlast
Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines Cabin Crew
Replies: 3
Views: 5747

RE: Alaska Airlines Cabin Crew

I'm a FF on AS and have generally positive impression of the performance of their cabin crews.

//Paul in SEA

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by ArcticBlast
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Longest Time You Had To Stand On A Plane?
Replies: 5
Views: 6626

RE: The Longest Time You Had To Stand On A Plane?

All pax apparently stood on the DC-2s flown by the <b>"Grace L. Fergusson Airline & Storm Door Co."</b>.  <img border=0 src="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border=0> Fans of comedian, Bob Newhart, may recall that radio monologue of his in which...

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by ArcticBlast
Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Aircraft Do You Miss The Most
Replies: 66
Views: 8675

RE: Which Aircraft Do You Miss The Most

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by ArcticBlast
Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Coffee On An Airline?
Replies: 22
Views: 6528

RE: Best Coffee On An Airline?

Yep, "Alaska737" is spot on. Fresh Starbucks on <b>Horizon Air</b>, especially after a couple glasses (okay, "cups") of their current microbrew offering, also free. And, if all this is while en-route to <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym> to see a Ca...

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by ArcticBlast
Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Aircraft Do You Miss The Most
Replies: 66
Views: 8675

RE: Which Aircraft Do You Miss The Most

Douglas DC-3 (of course) B737-200 (I have a last flight in one booked <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym>-AKN-ADK in Jan.) Convair 880 / 990 (not sure I ever flew in one - too young to have known) //Paul in SEA<br><br>[Edited 2006-12-09 15:...

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by ArcticBlast
Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockers At MIA?
Replies: 11
Views: 4373

RE: Lockers At MIA?

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by ArcticBlast
Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA-YYC Dec 1st Inaugural Flight
Replies: 58
Views: 7636

RE: BA-YYC Dec 1st Inaugural Flight

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by ArcticBlast
Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: RT On Northwest's Last MSP-LGW DC-10
Replies: 17
Views: 8317

RE: RT On Northwest's Last MSP-LGW DC-10

Very amusing recap, Chris, of your "chat" with with the SBIO at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>. My wife and I had a good laugh. I would think customs agents and such should be at least somewhat used to folks' making such trips as mileage runs, no? I wond...

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by ArcticBlast
Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chasing Combis In Alaska (B737-200C)
Replies: 6
Views: 3866

RE: Chasing Combis In Alaska (B737-200C)

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by ArcticBlast
Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chasing Combis In Alaska (B737-200C)
Replies: 6
Views: 3866

Chasing Combis In Alaska (B737-200C)

<i>This is my first post here, so please be gentile.</i>  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> Knowing that Alaska Airlines is withdrawing the last of its <b>B737-200C</b> "Mud Hens" from its fleet sometime in 2007, I knew I had to fly them one last time before they w...

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