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by jetstar
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are there always LESS people going back from Orlando?
Replies: 12
Views: 1654

Re: Why are there always LESS people going back from Orlando?

A lot of visitors often start their vacation in Orlando and then head out to explore other areas of Florida via a rental car and drop off the rental car at another Florida airport. I know that car rental companies during certain times of the year have to ship cars back by truck to Orlando because of...

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by jetstar
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 6089

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

The only US registration “N” numbers not available to the public is N1 thru N99, they are held for FAA airplanes, but N1A thru Z would be available, N1A is a Goodyear blimp, N1B is a Lockheed JetStar, N1C is a Falcon 2000, and also as previously posted, N1KE for Nike shoes, N100 is a 1940 Piper Cub....

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by jetstar
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 6089

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

In the US, due to registration “N” numbering system, only 2 letters maximum can be used, so this limits the creativity of vanity registrations In 2 of my corporate gigs, both companies used the 3 numbers of their corporate headquarters address followed by their 2 letter stock symbol, in my third job...

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by jetstar
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK layover: Can I "visit" a different terminal?
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Re: JFK layover: Can I "visit" a different terminal?

In TPA we wanted to eat dinner at a restaurant that was in a different terminal than from where we were departing from, not only did the TSA let us through security, the TSA even honored our pre check privileges. The only problem we had was with the private security checker at the entrance to the li...

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by jetstar
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breaking into the a&p field with mechanical experience
Replies: 21
Views: 2288

Re: Breaking into the a&p field with mechanical experience

The main reason that A&P aircraft mechanics pay is much lower than what would be expected with the licensing requirements and job responsibilities is that the US Dept. of Labor ever since day one has classified aircraft mechanics as semi skilled laborers while plumbers, electricians and other tr...

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by jetstar
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?
Replies: 24
Views: 3616

Re: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?

I loved TWA, flew on them almost exclusively until they were absorbed into American Airliners, even in TWA’s darkest times under Carl Ichan, TWA employees never took out their problems and frustrations on the passengers, they were truly professionals. Because AA honored my TWA miles and status I sta...

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by jetstar
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 3597

Re: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights

I used that Quonset Hut quite a few times, particularly on the long-defunct New York Air DC-9s. Later on, I flew on USAir’s F100s. As far as I know, HPN is named for the neighboring towns: Harrison, Purchase, North Castle. There has been a longstanding debate to the origins of this code. Many belie...

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by jetstar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 3597

Re: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights

The politics surrounding HPN are absolutely disgusting... mainly that surrounding the construction of, and expansion/lack thereof of the terminal. Doubt intl flights would ever be able to happen. Hell, with the terminal, due to the politics surrounding it, it took a lot before any expansion of spac...

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by jetstar
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 3597

Re: JFK EWR Versus HPN ISP SWF for TATL low cost Flights

No FIS at HPN or ISP so you can forget those. HPN does have customs and Immigration on field and it has been there for many years, I went through customs many times back in the 70's and 80's during my JetStar flying days and it is still there today, but because of a lack of space they do not have a...

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by jetstar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cessna 172 Wings
Replies: 33
Views: 7376

Re: Cessna 172 Wings

When I worked at a repair station, I’ve adjusted the control cables on many Cessna single engine airplanes. The OP didn’t specify it this condition exists while in-flight or on the ground, if on the ground a previous poster did a pretty good job on visually checking the airframe. What I found back t...

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by jetstar
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Jetstar - some great stories, thank you. I had a job offer once that included a Jetstar, but I had a better offer that very same week. Still, I sometimes wonder what flying the Jetstar would have been like. Flying the JetStar, once you learned its idiosyncrasies and handling characteristics was lik...

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by jetstar
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Jetstar - some great stories, thank you. I had a job offer once that included a Jetstar, but I had a better offer that very same week. Still, I sometimes wonder what flying the Jetstar would have been like. Flying the JetStar, once you learned its idiosyncrasies and handling characteristics was lik...

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by jetstar
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

I don’t think the TGS crash at KHPN helped the JetStar, but they were thin by then anyway. There was a JetStar II parked at Geneva a couple of years ago. A CL350 can do most everything a Jet Star or G II can do at a fraction of the cost. That fact points out that while many focus on the small incre...

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by jetstar
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Thanks Jetstar for a fascinating look back at a unique aircraft The Lockheed JetStar was a unique airplane and probably ahead of its time when it first went into service. When the JetStar was introduced around 1962, large corporate flight departments consisted of DC-3’s, Lockheed Lodestars and othe...

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by jetstar
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Hey Jetstar, Great information, thanks for sharing it! One question for you : regarding the USAF light transport airplane requirement that you mention above, which other companies designed proposals for it besides Lockheed (the eventual Jetstar I presume) and McDonnell (the Model 220 I presume...)?...

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by jetstar
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

The JetStar had an infamous fuel tank inspection that was commonly refere to as the "tank & plank" inspection. Even if you passed it with fly colors you were writing a big check. Also had a windshield eddy current inspection that was pricey. These aircraft were not for the faint at he...

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by jetstar
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Thank you for adding more interesting facts about this unique aircraft Lockheed, as usual went their own way with many design features on the Jetstar I don’t think there was another company as technically advanced in the production of civilian jet aircraft in their day Their masterpiece of course w...

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by jetstar
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Bravo One, Funny about BelArgUSA, I’ve had a number of email conversations with him. After PAA folded, he went to Aerolineas Argentina, retired to Florianopolis, BR. I believe Paul passed away shortly after that from throat cancer. A fine gentleman and very knowledgeable, his recommendations in Par...

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by jetstar
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Speaking of different doors, how about the Challenger 600, The fist 18 or so airplanes built had a door designed for FedEX that facilitated the loading of small packages, When FedEx canceled their order the design was changed to a more passenger friendly design. Xerox Corporation, based at HPN (Whi...

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by jetstar
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Thanks for your comprehensive and interesting reply Another unusual aspect of the Jetstar design is the inward opening forward door I remember this being put to good use in a couple of movies An early Bond film involving parachuting from one comes to mind and a later production where a cable was ri...

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by jetstar
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

I stand corrected Jetstar and thanks for the interesting follow up It’s a unique configuration, not really sure if there’s any advantage or disadvantage You do end up moving a larger, heavier piece of metal for the same result as a conventional horizontal stabilizer An advantage might be that you h...

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by jetstar
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Why does a plane of that size require 4 engines? I imagine it was mainly a result of a lack of options when it was designed - would have been on the drawing board in the late 1950s, not many small civilian jet engines available then. I have heard 2 versions of why the JetStar design went from 2 eng...

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by jetstar
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

The Jetstar is an interesting aircraft with some unique design features One of which is the stabilizer trim system, in a conventional set up in the horizontal stabilizer is attached to the rear fuselage and pivots nose up and down. On the Jetstar the horizontal stabilizer is part of the vertical st...

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by jetstar
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Continental had the Sabreliner http://www.airliners.net/photo/Continental-Airlines/North-American-Rockwell-NA-306-Sabreliner-60/1057816 Eastern and TWA, the Jetstar http://www.airliners.net/photo/Eastern-Air-Lines/Lockheed-L-1329-JetStar-8/1185708 http://www.airliners.net/photo/Trans-World-Airlines...

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by jetstar
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

The Jetstar is an interesting aircraft with some unique design features One of which is the stabilizer trim system, in a conventional set up in the horizontal stabilizer is attached to the rear fuselage and pivots nose up and down. On the Jetstar the horizontal stabilizer is part of the vertical st...

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by jetstar
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

Could be totally wrong....but I recall this being the Corporate Jet for some long gone Airline & it's Exec's pre deregulation. Eastern, Pan Am, or Continental...maybe even Braniff (Looks like a Harding Lawrence kinda "thing")....again, I could be very wrong. Continental had the Sabrel...

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by jetstar
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 13012

Re: McDonnell 220

I'm withdrawing my comments regarding there being 2 M220 prototypes as I cannot find anything on the web to back that up. I have followed this airplane since the 70's, but I still do not I know where I came up with that idea. Puzzling to say the least You may recall that the JetStar prototype was a...

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by jetstar
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 7180

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

[quote="Polot"][quote="davescj"] AA operated them up until ~10 years ago when their leases expired. They were not renewed because they have PW engines instead of RR like the rest of AA’s fleet. DL got them them (not sure if leased or purchased from leasor). As a side note, when A...

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by jetstar
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand Propping a Dash 8
Replies: 21
Views: 3766

Re: Hand Propping a Dash 8

It could be an issue on a radial engine. Because of the gearing and length of the propeller being a lever arm, you have a lot of mechanical advantage. If the cylinder is full of oil, then you could end of applying a lot of force against a hydraulically locked cylinder and end up bending something. ...

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by jetstar
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 26
Views: 6202

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

Back in my JetStar flying days our secretary/dispatcher’s husband was an Air Traffic Controller who worked in the NY Tracon, usually working arrivals, so it was not uncommon for us to hold a little conversation with him whenever he handled us when we were returning to HPN. One time when he was worki...

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by jetstar
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 11871

Re: Any smoking flights still?

I read somewhere (probably here) that the smoke/residue stains would show on the exterior of the fuselage and make it much easier for the MX folks to finds the pinhole leaks. Maybe thing only positive for a smoking allowed flight. I'm sure someone can clarify what I'm talking about. Back in my JetS...

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by jetstar
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hef's plane
Replies: 33
Views: 9756

Re: Hef's plane

BN727227Ultra wrote:
I saw it at STL a lot of ti
mes. Must have been hell on the air conditioning, though.


From what I heard years ago, it had a second apu to handle the additional loads on the a/c because of the black paint

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by jetstar
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 10473

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

Fed Ex didn't start with "old Lear Jets". They started with factory fresh Fan Jet Falcons custom configured by Dassault for Fed Ex. Not entirely true, the first batch of Falcon 20’s, about 25 or so were all former corporate airplanes bought used and if I remember correctly Fred Smith cont...

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by jetstar
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)
Replies: 46
Views: 14039

Re: New civilian C-130 (LM-100 / L-382)

When I was going through JetStar maintenance school in the early 1970’s at the Lockheed plant in Marietta GA, I was able to go through the C-130 production lines during my lunch break. Lockheed had in a civilian L-100, (C-130) they were converting to a –30 by adding fuselage plugs in front and aft o...

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by jetstar
Fri May 05, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff History Question - 747 Schedule April 1969
Replies: 49
Views: 5158

Re: Braniff History Question - 747 Schedule April 1969

I believe that the first BN 747 racked up hours faster than any other 747 by doing DAL-HNL daily; that would have been about 14-15h daily. There was a well known writer, sadly now deceased, Len Morgan, who was one of the top FOs (had captain seniority at time of 747 introduction but went to 747 as ...

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by jetstar
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft
Replies: 49
Views: 14733

Re: Long Flight Crew Rests on Narrow Body Aircraft

A lot of new generation business jets have very long range capabilities, exceeding many widebody aircraft that have crew rests. Business jet crews are not under the same regulations as commercial flight crews. Long range corporate jets, which can have a range of up to 15 hours usually have a small ...

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by jetstar
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?
Replies: 46
Views: 6101

Re: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?

I remember reading somewhere that WN did get ETOPS certification on some of their 737’s which they use for flights over the Gulf of Mexico between south Florida and DAL. Previously their flights had to follow the coast line to and from DAL but now with ETOPS they can fly directly across the gulf sa...

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by jetstar
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are The Most Senior Crew Bases For Each Airline?
Replies: 13
Views: 11330

Re: What Are The Most Senior Crew Bases For Each Airline?

I also think that states that do not have state income taxes would be a factor, years ago I knew an AA pilot who was based in BOS, a very senior base and he lived in southern New Hampshire and it was an easy drive to BOS. The prime reason he wanted to be based in BOS was because NH does not have a s...

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by jetstar
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone lost a much loved pet recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Anyone lost a much loved pet recently?

3 months ago we lost one of our two 14 year old cats, they were not related but we got them at the same time from the shelter when they were both 12 week old kittens, she had a bunch of problems, none of them on their own would have resulted in her death, but together it was just too much for her he...

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by jetstar
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CARMAX - Mercedes Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1792

Re: CARMAX - Mercedes Question

Check the owners manual for fuel specifications, it will probably say 93 octane recommended, minimum required 87.

My Volvo says that, and all I ever use is 87.

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by jetstar
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: potable water systems on 737
Replies: 20
Views: 6014

Re: potable water systems on 737

One time a few years ago as I was waiting to board my AA flight at LGA, I watched a ground support person roll out a water hose and attach it to the water fill port of an MD-88, after the servicing was completed he unhooked the hose and let it drop onto the tarmac and then went to the water hose ree...

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by jetstar
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bob Hoover has passed away
Replies: 6
Views: 1896

Re: Bob Hoover has passed away

I had the opportunity to see him perform in an air show at Bridgeport CT airport in the mid 1980’s where he did his flying in his shrike Aero Commander, part of his performance was with one engine shut down and the prop feathered and them with both engines shut down and both props feathered. I also ...

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by jetstar
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Alex Trebek renew his contract after 2018?
Replies: 8
Views: 7825

Re: Will Alex Trebek renew his contract after 2018?

I believe they do about 6 to 8 shows a day, so he could do a whole months worth of shows in just a few days and take the rest of the month off or do 2 months of shows in a long week and take the remaining 2 months off so it is not as hard work as it appears, keeps busy for a week and still can enjoy...

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by jetstar
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Front gear fails to retract?
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Front gear fails to retract?

On airliners there is no mechanical linkage between the 3 main landing gears retract and extend systems, so a failure somewhere in the nose landing gear retract system will have no effect on the main landing gears.

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by jetstar
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could Crystal Cruise build an United States 2?
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Could Crystal Cruise build an United States 2?

The last time a US shipyard tried to build a cruise ship for NCL to be used for the inter island Hawaii cruises, the 60 percent completed ship had to be towed to Europe for completion because the shipyard was unable to complete the work. The US government had to agree to allow the ship to be complet...

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by jetstar
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is behind your username?
Replies: 60
Views: 3078

Re: What is behind your username?

I picked for my user name the airplane that I loved the most to work on and fly, the 4 engine Lockheed JetStar. Designed by Kelly Johnson, the famed designer for Lockheed’s skunk works, built by the same people and at the same Lockheed factory where the C-130, C-141 and C-5 military cargo airplanes ...

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by jetstar
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How do I put a photo into a reply
Replies: 2
Views: 970

How do I put a photo into a reply

I have been searching the forum and cannot find how to copy a photo from the photo database and insert it into a reply to a thread, in the old days you would use<photoidXXXXXX>, does this still work with the new format.

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by jetstar
Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta do a Western retro jet?
Replies: 14
Views: 2795

Re: Should Delta do a Western retro jet?

OA940 wrote:
Start with NWA and then we'll see.


The last time I looked it up on the US Patent and Trademark office website, DL does do not own the Northwest name and trademark anymore, it has returned back to the public domain.

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by jetstar
Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking on planes!
Replies: 55
Views: 15579

Re: Smoking on planes!

Many years ago when I did almost all my flying on TWA, my wife and I were on a flight from JFK to LAS on a L-1011. Normally on the L-1011 TWA marked off the last ten rows as the smoking section by placing signs on the seat backs of the starting row so when I booked the flight I made sure I was a few...

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by jetstar
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New format
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: New format

Bring back the old layout, it was much easier to read and navigate.

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