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by transglobal2
Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Lincoln Airport", Illinois
Replies: 20
Views: 4833

RE: "Lincoln Airport", Illinois

Yes, book and movie both, Joe Patroni worked for TWA. He was based on a real life TWA mechanic at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. Aaaand, don't know her name, but one of the stewardesses in the movie actually worked for American, and had ju...

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by transglobal2
Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Lincoln Airport", Illinois
Replies: 20
Views: 4833

RE: "Lincoln Airport", Illinois

Of course, in the book it was Trans America 2, "The Golden Argosy". In the movie we have "TransGlobal 2". The airplane was leased from Flying Tigers, and yes, <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> was the airport ...

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by transglobal2
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TowerAir's Service (or Lack Of It)
Replies: 15
Views: 4144

RE: TowerAir's Service (or Lack Of It)

Careful though, Richie. There used to be guy on here who was a former Tower f/a, and to put it politely, he took umbrage with anyone that said Tower Air was anything but THE example that all commercial air travel should be held up to. I don't recall his user name. I do recall an incident with Tower ...

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by transglobal2
Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Murder On Flight 502 (1975)
Replies: 13
Views: 3625

RE: Murder On Flight 502 (1975)

Bagmasher, I remember that one, too. What sticks most in the mind is Polly Bergen putting her cigarette out in the First Class filet mignon, as it didn't meet her approval. I bet you'd see a lot of that today if you could still smoke on airplanes. Then again stubbing out your gasper in a bag of pean...

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by transglobal2
Sat Aug 21, 2004 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Murder On Flight 502 (1975)
Replies: 13
Views: 3625

RE: Murder On Flight 502 (1975)

Gosh, PanAm. I remember the 707 but didn't catch the switch. I haven't seen this one since it came out and I was probaby pretty whacked out on/by "Sensurround". Given that, I would inquire if you recall the one in "The French Connection"...switch that is. Exterior of a DC-8, then cut to the interior...

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by transglobal2
Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Murder On Flight 502 (1975)
Replies: 13
Views: 3625

RE: Murder On Flight 502 (1975)

Wow, PanAm747! Nice job. "Skyjacked" is pretty good, and you came up with "The Horror at 37,000 Feet". I seem to recall Chuck Connors was the pilot if I'm thinking of the right one. They had to climb to meet the sun coming up or something to save everyone (?).

Again, very nice post.

-Chris

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by transglobal2
Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Murder On Flight 502 (1975)
Replies: 13
Views: 3625

RE: Murder On Flight 502 (1975)

Thanks, Tom. Sounds vaguely familiar. And not to go too far afield, but there are some other real groaners out there. Anyone remember "SST Death Flight" with Lorne Greene and Billy Crystal? How 'bout 1966's 'The Doomsday Flight', with Jack Lord and Ed Asner. Made-for-TV movie gold.

-Chris

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by transglobal2
Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Murder On Flight 502 (1975)
Replies: 13
Views: 3625

RE: Murder On Flight 502 (1975)

Can you post a picture or link? And who is 'TOA'? Is this a true story, book, made-for-TV movie?

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by transglobal2
Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta DC-10's
Replies: 32
Views: 7600

RE: Delta DC-10's

I believe the original five 10-10s were leased from <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> by <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> while they were still on the assembly line. All were returned to United at the end of the lease period when <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (...

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by transglobal2
Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Force One Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4050

RE: Air Force One Question

Gang, The 707s used by Special Air Missions are <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-137s, not <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135s (or 135 anything). SAM 970, 971, and 972 were all <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-137As (later conv...

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by transglobal2
Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MP MIA-SJO 738 Service Begins 10/31
Replies: 18
Views: 2396

RE: MP MIA-SJO 738 Service Begins 10/31

Hey Falcon, thank you for that. Be interesting to see the 738's in MP colors, but I do love the new Miami Air scheme. Either way I look forward to another trip to San Jose.

Thanks.

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by transglobal2
Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MP MIA-SJO 738 Service Begins 10/31
Replies: 18
Views: 2396

RE: MP MIA-SJO 738 Service Begins 10/31

Hi TACA, I don't think they're adding them to the fleet. I think it's some sort of contract arrangement, and I'm just guessing at Miami Air based on the aircraft type, seat map, and of course, Miami. Miami Air (Z1) has also provided extra lift for AirTran lately. Thanks, and again, these are all jus...

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by transglobal2
Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MP MIA-SJO 738 Service Begins 10/31
Replies: 18
Views: 2396

RE: MP MIA-SJO 738 Service Begins 10/31

Yes KL911, and thanks. I saw the website info, too. Flew that route in May aboard this: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/608040/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/608040/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/ph...

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by transglobal2
Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MP MIA-SJO 738 Service Begins 10/31
Replies: 18
Views: 2396

MP MIA-SJO 738 Service Begins 10/31

Hi,

Does anyone know who will be flying this for them? I'm gonna take a guess and say Miami Air. Anybody have anything further?

Thanks.



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by transglobal2
Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 191...19 Years Later
Replies: 38
Views: 7383

RE: DL 191...19 Years Later

Delta Agent,

How old were you at the time of crash?

Thx

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by transglobal2
Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Cry During The In-flight Movie?
Replies: 52
Views: 8168

RE: Ever Cry During The In-flight Movie?

"Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan" on a World Airways DC-10 <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>, in Dec 82 (I think). Back when they had scheduled se...

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by transglobal2
Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Ever Became Of United 811?
Replies: 9
Views: 17543

RE: What Ever Became Of United 811?

I understand from a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> employee that the rather gruesome number 3 engine was removed after the FAA and United were done with it and taken out in the Pacific about 5 miles by barge and dumped. Most pictures you see the morning after show a tarp coverin...

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by transglobal2
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny "wn" Code Question...
Replies: 10
Views: 3189

RE: Funny "wn" Code Question...

I read somewhere, here I think, that Southwest's original (temporary) 2-letter code during the certification process was 'OE'. Anybody have any more on this?

Thx,
-TransGlobal2.

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by transglobal2
Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta :
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

RE: Delta :

Yes, but just to clarify, the original DC-10s they had were leases from United in a deal struck while the aircraft were still being built. (The L-1011 being delayed.) They were later returned to United. I believe the <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">WA</acronym> airplanes they got were ...

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by transglobal2
Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta :
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

RE: Delta :

Sorry, that should read "they leased five DC-10s on the assembly..."

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by transglobal2
Sat Nov 08, 2003 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta :
Replies: 13
Views: 2269

RE: Delta :

Delta operated five 747-100s until '77. The leases five DC-10s on the assembly line from United to cover delays in L-1011s deliveries. I think they were gone by 1975. Then in the WA merger they got -10s again.

-TransGlobal2.

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by transglobal2
Sat Nov 01, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Holland Livery Improvements!
Replies: 12
Views: 2605

RE: Air Holland Livery Improvements!

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the orange nose.

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by transglobal2
Fri Oct 31, 2003 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMIbaby Logo Jet
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

RE: BMIbaby Logo Jet

I think it's beautiful. Still need to get to Wales one day.

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by transglobal2
Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Pilot Mistakes
Replies: 42
Views: 14557

RE: Funny Pilot Mistakes

I always like it when they broadcast a call to ATC into the cabin. Had that happen most recently on two Delta connecting flights, <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL),...

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by transglobal2
Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Call Signs
Replies: 50
Views: 32929

RE: Airline Call Signs

A couple of old ones....Air Florida was 'Palm', and Air One was 'Gateway', being based in STL.

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by transglobal2
Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM In Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 1987

RE: KLM In Italy

FCO, VCE, MXP, LIN. Several flights a day in fact.

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by transglobal2
Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA's L-1011 Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 3747

RE: PSA's L-1011 Routes

At that time PSA was an Intra-state carrier, and couldn't fly beyond the California border. I think these aircraft operated only on the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - Californ...

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by transglobal2
Thu Oct 09, 2003 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia 777(s)
Replies: 38
Views: 6503

RE: Alitalia 777(s)

Ireland's registration prefix is 'EI'.

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by transglobal2
Fri Oct 03, 2003 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Songs Do You Like To Listen To On A Plane?
Replies: 44
Views: 7629

RE: What Songs Do You Like To Listen To On A Plane?

I find Depeche Mode has a nice effect in flight. "Strange highs and strange lows..."

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by transglobal2
Fri Sep 26, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CWL Why Is It So Bad!
Replies: 25
Views: 4608

RE: CWL Why Is It So Bad!

Actually EGFFbmi, your post yesterday sparked my interest in visiting Cardiff. I've always wanted to visit Wales and now you've got me thinking. <acronym title="Cardiff (- Rhoose / Wales) (CWL / EGFF), United Kingdom">CWL</acronym> have a lovely web-site, and I'd like to try some of the low cost car...

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by transglobal2
Fri Sep 26, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25th Anniversary Of PSA 182 Crash
Replies: 20
Views: 7673

RE: 25th Anniversary Of PSA 182 Crash

"Ma, I love you" was attributed to the first officer. Chilling and heartbreaking at the same time.

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by transglobal2
Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604
Replies: 15
Views: 6701

Nose Gear Collapse At DCA UA 604

Just happened 30 mins ago. Runway 1 shut down, no injuries reported.

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by transglobal2
Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airforce One Book?
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

RE: Airforce One Book?

www.amazon.com has several. Go to books and type in 'Air Force One'.

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by transglobal2
Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Help With Air1
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

RE: Need Help With Air1

I want to say it was Eugene Cernan, but I stand ready to be corrected.

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by transglobal2
Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Help With Air1
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

RE: Need Help With Air1

Flew them in June '84 <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virgin...

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by transglobal2
Tue Sep 23, 2003 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Airline You Flew With
Replies: 92
Views: 5283

RE: Last Airline You Flew With

This morning, 9/22. NW 1596 MEM-FLL.

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by transglobal2
Thu Sep 18, 2003 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airline You Flew With?
Replies: 160
Views: 6940

RE: First Airline You Flew With?

A Southern Airways DC-9 <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>, May 1976. Don't remember if it was a -10 or a -30, but there were maybe 10 pax on boar...

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by transglobal2
Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To All Those Who Doubt If The 7E7 Is Going Forward
Replies: 39
Views: 6682

RE: To All Those Who Doubt If The 7E7 Is Going Forward

My God, that's beautiful in the Delta colors. I hope they do not change the look of the airplane, but according to some recent posts it looks like they may. Let's hope they keep this unique and gorgeous design.

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by transglobal2
Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT003 In Emergency Now
Replies: 13
Views: 4086

RE: LOT003 In Emergency Now

And to answer my own question, back on at 1851. Departed <acronym title="Warsaw - Okecie / Frederic Chopin (WAW / EPWA), Poland">WAW</acronym> again at 2126 with an expected arrival at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> of 2329. (All times are ...

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by transglobal2
Thu Sep 11, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT003 In Emergency Now
Replies: 13
Views: 4086

RE: LOT003 In Emergency Now

It departs at 1620 local. Shouldn't it have been on the ground a long time ago?

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by transglobal2
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Feelings On A Canadair CL600?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

RE: Your Feelings On A Canadair CL600?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

For a one hour flight, just fine, although you'll find the cabin is rather dark due to the size and placement of the windows. I fly them occasionally with Comair/DL between <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym> and <acronym title="Washin...

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by transglobal2
Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver And Green 722.
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

Silver And Green 722.

Does anybody recall an airline that flew thru <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> in about '72 or '73 that operated silver 722s with a green cheatline (outlined in white I think) with the same stripe repeated twice on the tail? Never could see any tit...

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by transglobal2
Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blast From The Past -- DCA
Replies: 16
Views: 3745

RE: Blast From The Past -- DCA

Donald Trump, the NY real-estate mogul, bought the Eastern Shuttle....<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> to <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> & <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrenc...

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by transglobal2
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 Diversions At Your Home Airport
Replies: 59
Views: 11810

RE: 9-11 Diversions At Your Home Airport

Regarding some earlier questions above; One of the <acronym title="All-Nippon Airways (Japan)">NH</acronym> 744s at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> was a <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT<...

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by transglobal2
Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767 Flying Out Dulles
Replies: 3
Views: 1903

RE: DL 767 Flying Out Dulles

Right after 9/11 they were using 763s <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> (I think there were two) to keep up with demand as <acronym ...

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by transglobal2
Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Which Carrier Did You Fly Into AMS/EHAM
Replies: 30
Views: 4782

RE: On Which Carrier Did You Fly Into AMS/EHAM

KL 74M <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-AMS <acronym title="TWA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW</acronym> 762 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International...

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by transglobal2
Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ITS Official! I'm Going To Fly Again!
Replies: 27
Views: 5054

RE: ITS Official! I'm Going To Fly Again!

Good for you Flairport. Be excited and stay excited, you've got lots of great flights ahead of you. Nice that you're flying 9/11. I wish I was, but I'm workin'.

Have fun,
-Trans Global 2

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by transglobal2
Fri Aug 29, 2003 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gimli Glider
Replies: 23
Views: 5991

RE: Gimli Glider

They repaired it as best they could there then ferried it to YWG (I believe).

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by transglobal2
Thu Aug 28, 2003 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN And Their State-painted A/c
Replies: 10
Views: 3163

WN And Their State-painted A/c

Would anyone know if there are plans in the works for Southwest to have a Florida or Maryland aircraft in their fleet?

Thanks
-Chris

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by transglobal2
Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Disasters
Replies: 18
Views: 3040

RE: Pan Am Disasters

Might want to avoid PA 806 and 160. Clipper 160 was a 707F that crashed at <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> 11/73. Inflight fire due to improperly loaded cargo. Clipper 806 (and a book by that same name) was a 707 t...

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