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by iboam
Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Row.. DC-9, MD-80
Replies: 29
Views: 6530

RE: Last Row.. DC-9, MD-80

Having sat in the back row on several <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-82's, I must say it is rather pleasant. It is often very relaxing as it very dark, and with lots of white noise. My favorite part is when the person in front of you ...

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by iboam
Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biofuel Trial Flight Set For 747
Replies: 47
Views: 5102

RE: Biofuel Trial Flight Set For 747

There is really only one "real" known solution to this problem, and it is nuclear energy. We use nuclear power plants to obtain energy to produce sufficient amount of hydrogen. The hydrogen is then used to power our current fossil fuel devices. We had the right idea in the 50's. I'm not sure when or...

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by iboam
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?
Replies: 83
Views: 16503

RE: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?

OKay I know this might seem totally unreasonable and futuristic, but what about nuclear powered air travel? I mean we have been doing it with subs and ships for years. And, while it might not be used commerically at first, I am sure that it could be tested out militarily.

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by iboam
Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No ULR Routes For 777-200LR?
Replies: 52
Views: 8274

RE: No ULR Routes For 777-200LR?

Just curious, but how long (in terms of time) is the <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> route? I am interested in flyin...

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by iboam
Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Lands On Wisconsin Highway (video)
Replies: 16
Views: 11209

RE: Plane Lands On Wisconsin Highway (video)

Wow! I am surprised that no one got hurt. I live about an hour away from there in Milwaukee, and that is a pretty busy HWY this time of year. Traffic must be a mess now as HWY 41 is the main HWY through Fond Du Lac.

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by iboam
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Increased Speed?
Replies: 12
Views: 4547

RE: A350 Increased Speed?

Just curious, but why do A340's take different routes than B744's? Well, at least on <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>-<acronym title="Lond...

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by iboam
Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Long Haul
Replies: 19
Views: 8161

RE: Super Long Haul

If the question is "Can they physically fly those routes?" Then the answer is yes. But, if the question is "Can they fly these routes without refueling?" Then the answer is no. I think that the real question is why would any airline or aircraft for that matter fly that odd "ultra long haul" route?

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by iboam
Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arrests Up In Atlanta Airport Restrooms
Replies: 42
Views: 7439

RE: Arrests Up In Atlanta Airport Restrooms

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by iboam
Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could The 787 Have Been Conceived In The 1980's
Replies: 21
Views: 6044

RE: Could The 787 Have Been Conceived In The 1980's

Feasible and practical are two very different things. If you look at a road bike of the 1980's and a road bike of today you will notice some startling differences. The main one being carbon-fiber. Yes, back in the day the use of carbon fiber in bike frames could have been conceived and even utilized...

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by iboam
Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photos And Description From ORD A380 Visit
Replies: 16
Views: 6422

RE: Photos And Description From ORD A380 Visit

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by iboam
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official ORD A380 Sign In Sheet
Replies: 120
Views: 10485

RE: Official ORD A380 Sign In Sheet

What an amazing sight! Got there just in time by the EVA Air & BAX Cargo buildings. Just wondering how it went for everyone who met up. Found it quite funny how everyone was slipt between 14L and <acronym title="Rwanda Airlines">9R</acronym>, when it infact landed on 4R. Well hope everyone had a nic...

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by iboam
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official ORD A380 Sign In Sheet
Replies: 120
Views: 10485

RE: Official ORD A380 Sign In Sheet

It's today! Can't wait to see you all at chili's. Is there an established spotting spot for those who can not make it to the chili's event?

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by iboam
Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official ORD A380 Sign In Sheet
Replies: 120
Views: 10485

RE: Official ORD A380 Sign In Sheet

Add me and a friend to the chili's list, I will for sure be there! <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;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse...

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by iboam
Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official ORD A380 Sign In Sheet
Replies: 120
Views: 10485

RE: Official ORD A380 Sign In Sheet

I'll be there, and with only two days to go I can't wait! Is there a set spotting location yet?

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by iboam
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Visit To ORD On March 20th
Replies: 120
Views: 12051

RE: A380 Visit To ORD On March 20th

Just less than a week to go, and I am already way too excited! Is there a location set yet? Weather is looking pretty good for tuesday so there should be no problems spotting.

[Edited 2007-03-15 02:53:24]

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by iboam
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Visit To ORD On March 20th
Replies: 120
Views: 12051

RE: A380 Visit To ORD On March 20th

I will so be there! I am hoping to get my friend to come with me as she is German, and after all is a "german" plane flown by a german airline.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"> I too was wondering where the best place to arange a get together would be. Is there any...

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by iboam
Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 ORD Details
Replies: 1
Views: 1756

A380 ORD Details

I know that <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>'s A380 is supposed to be visiting <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> after it arrival at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New Y...

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by iboam
Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Midwest Hub?
Replies: 54
Views: 6015

RE: B6 Midwest Hub?

I say <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> would be an excellent choice for <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym>. It has plenty of open gates, and there is a substantial demand for "higher-class" air travel. (That's wh...

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by iboam
Mon Mar 05, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GEnx First Flight Video
Replies: 41
Views: 7042

RE: GEnx First Flight Video

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by iboam
Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest (YX) 737-800?!?!
Replies: 63
Views: 9186

RE: Midwest (YX) 737-800?!?!

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by iboam
Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video Of A380 Fan Blade Off Test
Replies: 24
Views: 19464

RE: Video Of A380 Fan Blade Off Test

All I can say is amazing! Sad that they had to destroy such a beautiful piece of engineering.

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by iboam
Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 To Visit LAX On March 19, 2007
Replies: 68
Views: 12213

RE: A380 To Visit LAX On March 19, 2007

I might just have to take a flight to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on that day. Unless.... anyone know when <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> is supposed to bring their A380 to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International...

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by iboam
Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Saftey Facts Incorrect?
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

RE: Boeing Saftey Facts Incorrect?

Okay I understand, I guess for some reason I just asumed that most doors were hinged and that they couldn't really act as a plug.

Thanks for the help.

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by iboam
Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Saftey Facts Incorrect?
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

Boeing Saftey Facts Incorrect?

I was browsing the Boeing web-site and just happened to come across this: "As for the doors, they cannot be opened once an airplane is airborne and pressurized. To facilitate breathing and passenger comfort, airplanes are pressurized to the equivalent atmosphere of 8,000 feet. Since airplanes typica...

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by iboam
Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Head Of State Orders An A 380
Replies: 46
Views: 16636

RE: Arabian Head Of State Orders An A 380

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by iboam
Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Vs. Midwest Update
Replies: 65
Views: 6084

RE: AirTran Vs. Midwest Update

As a resident of Milwaukee, I too agree that the <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> is often misunderstood. The people who fly on Midwest do not choose them because they are the cheapest, but because of the service they recieve. The people of Milwaukee and of Wisconsin choose <acron...

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