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by CaptSkibi
Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC9 Off The Runway In LAN
Replies: 74
Views: 11586

RE: NW DC9 Off The Runway In LAN

I think a meeting would be a ton of fun! The weather here was pretty insane. I work very close to the airport in GRR (basically 3/4 a mile from the <acronym title="Grand Air (Philippines)">8L</acronym> threshold but a little left of centerline). I don't remember too much noise from aircraft after ab...

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by CaptSkibi
Sun Oct 24, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grand Rapids....Spotter Friendly?
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

RE: Grand Rapids....Spotter Friendly?

As AGrayson said, <acronym title="Aurigny Air Services (United Kingdom) and Gemini Air Cargo (USA)">GR</acronym> has a pretty decent parking area south of RWY 26L/8R and west of RWY 17/35. It's right by the high speed turn-off from 26L. It's probably as close as you'll get to a secure runway in <acr...

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by CaptSkibi
Fri Oct 15, 2004 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SXM Safe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4483

RE: Is SXM Safe?

A fairly nice hotel within walking distance of the beach (you can actually see it in most pictures) is the Maho Beach Resort <a href="http://www.mahobeach.com" target=_blank>http://www.mahobeach.com</a>. If you get an oceanside room, you can watch the planes land right from your balcony! The resort ...

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by CaptSkibi
Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8.5 Hours In LHR To Move From T3 To T4
Replies: 27
Views: 11046

RE: 8.5 Hours In LHR To Move From T3 To T4

Thowman, Wow, flying in Great Britain must be very, very expensive!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif" ALT="Wow!"> I am still suffering from sticker shock, and I looked at it last night! Compare the prices at <a href="http://www.egld.com/" target=_blank>http://www.egld.com/</a> and <a hr...

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by CaptSkibi
Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8.5 Hours In LHR To Move From T3 To T4
Replies: 27
Views: 11046

RE: 8.5 Hours In LHR To Move From T3 To T4

Dantiger, I'm now staying at the Hilton at Heathrow in <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym> on my return leg. Thanks for the advice! I'll certainly have to make the most of my time! I talked to my boss today, and he said there's a train that I can take to downtown London. Is thi...

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by CaptSkibi
Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8.5 Hours In LHR To Move From T3 To T4
Replies: 27
Views: 11046

RE: 8.5 Hours In LHR To Move From T3 To T4

Thanks guys for all of your advice. That's nice to know that I have an airside way to get from <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> to <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym> and vice versa. I've actually rented airplanes in different places before to get ...

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by CaptSkibi
Wed Oct 13, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8.5 Hours In LHR To Move From T3 To T4
Replies: 27
Views: 11046

8.5 Hours In LHR To Move From T3 To T4

First question: is 8.5 hours in <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to move from <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> to <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym> enough?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gi...

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by CaptSkibi
Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A319 Or 757
Replies: 28
Views: 3560

RE: A319 Or 757

DeltaBOS, If you're elite on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, I think you can get upgrades on <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> still, so if you're concerned with the chances of getting an upgrade, your chances will be lower on the 753 versus the A319. The 75...

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by CaptSkibi
Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chopper Tows Boat....
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

RE: Chopper Tows Boat....

Thanks for the info as well as fixing my pathetic attempt at a link!

No problem, KBOS.

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by CaptSkibi
Wed Sep 29, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chopper Tows Boat....
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

RE: Chopper Tows Boat....

<a href="http://teamhouse.tni.net/Misc/choppertow/chopper_tow.htm" target=_blank>http://teamhouse.tni.net/Misc/choppertow/chopper_tow.htm</a> "DOH!" is right! They needed a much longer bow line to at least give the helicopter some altitude. Shouldn't have towed that boat so fast, either. I've measur...

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by CaptSkibi
Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oslo Airport Closed?
Replies: 17
Views: 3510

RE: Oslo Airport Closed?

I found some information in English: <a href="http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article878983.ece" target=_blank>http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article878983.ece</a> and <a href="http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article878825.ece" target=_blank>http://www.aftenposten.no/english...

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by CaptSkibi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho Beach: No More?
Replies: 22
Views: 6169

RE: Maho Beach: No More?

AA767400, There are a lot of rocks in this photo: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/670643/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/670643/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/4/6/670643.jpg" ALT="Clic...

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by CaptSkibi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho Beach: No More?
Replies: 22
Views: 6169

RE: Maho Beach: No More?

Ok, I remembered to call my friends at the meteorological station in Sint Maarten. They said that they had a lot of swells from the nearby passing hurricanes which swept away all of the sand. When I asked if the government would bring in sand to fill it back in, they said no. Naturally, the sea brin...

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by CaptSkibi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho Beach: No More?
Replies: 22
Views: 6169

RE: Maho Beach: No More?

As long as I can remember to do this tomorrow... I'll give a call to my friends at the meteorological station down there to ask about Sunset Beach and the hurricanes. I'll hopefully post on Friday or at the latest on Saturday morning. If I remember correctly, I think Frances passed just to the north...

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by CaptSkibi
Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Landing Lights
Replies: 1
Views: 2167

RE: No Landing Lights

Princess Juliana has runway lights and an airport beacon, so she doesn't close at night. The approaches into Juliana are non-precision, so the extra equipment are not installed. In fact, RWY9 is a non-precision instrument approach while RWY27 is strictly a visual approach. You can tell by looking at...

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by CaptSkibi
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Free Upgrades? Wow...
Replies: 28
Views: 5193

RE: Free Upgrades? Wow...

On my last trip to Cape Town in August/September, I got upgraded by KLM from my coach class seat to World Business. Coach class was overbooked, so they were upgrading elite members. I made it all the way to my coach class seat, put my stuff overhead, and settled into my seat by the time a flight att...

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by CaptSkibi
Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did LTU Quit San Andres?
Replies: 24
Views: 3311

RE: Why Did LTU Quit San Andres?

I wish I had known Air Transat flew there when I had to go to San Andrés twice last year. I would agree with the above users that the infrastructure on San Andrés is very diminished compared to the other Caribbean Islands. My company put in equipment on nine different islands in the Caribbean (I was...

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by CaptSkibi
Mon Jul 26, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scheduled Flights Routing To Look At "Scenery"
Replies: 28
Views: 5027

RE: Scheduled Flights Routing To Look At "Scenery"

I was on a flight, perhaps charter, with my family from Cancun to Detroit about 10 years ago. It was a night flight back to Detroit. I think it was a B727. The pilot came over the intercom, somewhere over Tennessee or Kentucky, to say that he had a spectacular view of the Aurora Borealis (Northern L...

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by CaptSkibi
Wed Jun 16, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Flights From MSP
Replies: 20
Views: 2992

RE: NWA Flights From MSP

I just went through four airlines (to end up flying on two) to get from Grand Rapids to Pensacola on Monday, June 14, 2004. I was supposed to fly <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> from GRR to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>...

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by CaptSkibi
Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Service Returns To Muskegon
Replies: 6
Views: 3006

RE: Jet Service Returns To Muskegon

I can remember last year, while I was on short final to RWY24 in a Cessna 150, a Northwest Airlink (Mesaba) Saab 340 waiting at the hold short line to take off. As a student pilot at that time practicing my TOLs at a towered air field with Northwest waiting for me, that was a pretty neat experience....

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by CaptSkibi
Wed Jun 09, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 773ER Missed Approach At JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 13151

RE: AF 773ER Missed Approach At JFK

MITaero <i> You people argue about the dumbest things. Sabenapilot, you do realize your argument applies to 4 engines as well, don't you, since it "WILL" happen?</i> It did happen, to a British Airways B747 enroute from either Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to Australia. They happened to fly into the ash...

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by CaptSkibi
Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Diverts
Replies: 55
Views: 8088

RE: 9/11 Diverts

What was the most interesting thing that you heard, if flying United on that terrible day, on Channel 9? Did the pilots immediately turn it off, or leave it on? That would have been quite fascinating to hear, but probably very confusing to the average person not used to listening to ATC.

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by CaptSkibi
Sat May 01, 2004 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logo Lights And US Carriers
Replies: 36
Views: 5080

RE: Logo Lights And US Carriers

"Aircrafts have navigation lights, taxiing lights, landing lights, beacon and strobes, but more light is always better..." Not necessarily, FinnWings. When the light starts interfering with the pilot's night perception, then more light is not better. It is a LOT darker when flying at night than it i...

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by CaptSkibi
Sat May 01, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logo Lights And US Carriers
Replies: 36
Views: 5080

Logo Lights And US Carriers

I just landed in Amsterdam at 5:00 <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> this week, and when I went back to check the tail number of my <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> flight, I noticed that the tail logo lights were not on there on the A330-300 (N603NW) It was dark, but we...

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