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by OB1504
Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Waiting-time On Check-in
Replies: 20
Views: 5585

RE: Longest Waiting-time On Check-in

210 min for a LAN flight to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> from <acronym title="Lima - Jorge Chavez Int'l (LIM), Peru">LIM</acronym>. Of course, that was because I got there three hours before check-in opened.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/sp...

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by OB1504
Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why JAA And Not JAL To Taiwan? And Why Not Arabs?
Replies: 32
Views: 6338

RE: Why JAA And Not JAL To Taiwan? And Why Not Arabs?

What happens if say, a British Airways Asia aircraft has a technical problem and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> sends in an airplane in regular c/s to replace it? Or would they rather cancel the flight? If they sent in an aircraft in regular c/s then would there be some sort of scanda...

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by OB1504
Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Ever Back To SAN?
Replies: 17
Views: 4355

RE: BA Ever Back To SAN?

What about a service with a B763ER? According to Boeing's website, it has a range of 6,105 nm. Punching that into Great Circle Mapper gets me: <img border=0 src="http://www.southeasternair.net/egll_ksan.gif"> Which shows it can be done, with 120 minutes ETOPS certification. The blue lines are 6,105n...

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by OB1504
Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asperger's Syndrome And Airliner Obsession
Replies: 23
Views: 3674

RE: Asperger's Syndrome And Airliner Obsession

<b>Darn...All these years I thought was was just Attitude</b> I second that. What worries me is that I have a lot of those symptoms: <ol> <i><li>Abnormal nonverbal communication, such as problems with eye contact, facial expressions, body postures, or gestures. </li> <li>Failure to develop peer rela...

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by OB1504
Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varig And The 747
Replies: 21
Views: 4720

RE: Varig And The 747

I have to agree, the old colors were the best. But the new ones look sleek and modern though, they just need some more color on the fuselage: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/530728/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/5...

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by OB1504
Sun Aug 01, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Movie Queen?
Replies: 61
Views: 6658

RE: 747 Movie Queen?

They used an imaginary aircraft, I can't remember what the type was, though. But I did have a hard time believing that a helicopter could fly that fast or that high. Overall it's a great movie! Oddly enough, this "advanced technology" airliner requires a Flight Engineer.  <img src="/discussions...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: GPS FS9 Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 7334

RE: GPS FS9 Problem

Have you removed/uninstalled any aircraft that came with installation problems? If that's the case, the uninstalling usually deletes every file that the aircraft needs to function, even if the gauge, such as the GPS, or an attitude indicator, or an altimeter, is shared by another aircraft. (I learne...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2004 - I Can't Line Up On Runway...HELP!
Replies: 19
Views: 15817

RE: FS2004 - I Can't Line Up On Runway...HELP!

http://www.chproducts.com/

They offer joysticks, rudder pedals, and yokes. Buy them and you'll wonder why you tried flying with anything else!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 31, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varig And The 747
Replies: 21
Views: 4720

Varig And The 747

<br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/583993/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/583993/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/9/9/583993.jpg" ALT="Click h...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 31, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia 340-600
Replies: 26
Views: 4407

RE: Iberia 340-600

Amadeus is showing a 743 for the 18:00 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> flight and a 343 for the 21:00 flight. About the Iberia 346s in <acronym title="L...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS And Old Colors
Replies: 8
Views: 2470

RE: VS And Old Colors

I never really liked the second colors that much. I don't know, a plain all-white fuselage never seemed to represent Virgin, or their CEO. It was just too plain. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/025620/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Opinions On S.Amerian Airlines.
Replies: 5
Views: 5663

RE: Your Opinions On S.Amerian Airlines.

LAN (Latin Airlines Network): Service: 10 Destinations: 10 Fleet: 8.0 Image: 10 Average: 9.5 Aeropostal: Service: 1.0 Destinations: 10 Fleet: 7.0 Image: 5.5 Average: 8.2 NuevoContinente (AeroContinente): Service: 1.0 Destinations: 9.0 Fleet: 3.5 Image: 1.0 Average: 3.7 AeroPeru: Service: 10 Destinat...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Movie Queen?
Replies: 61
Views: 6658

RE: 747 Movie Queen?

Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying was on WGN tonight. It's over, though. By the way, looking through the database, I realized that I've flown on the L1011 used in Passegner 57, its final registration was <acronym title="Oasis International Airlines (Spain)">OB</acronym>-1504!  <img src="/discussions...

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 31, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haunted Planes (Virgin And Others?)
Replies: 27
Views: 18011

RE: Haunted Planes (Virgin And Others?)

Does anyone happen to have the exact registrations of the "haunted" Eastern L1011s? I think I may have flown on one of them.

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by OB1504
Sat Jul 31, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Movie Queen?
Replies: 61
Views: 6658

RE: 747 Movie Queen?

A search in the database for "Oceanic" got me this: <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/151197/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/151197/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><I...

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by OB1504
Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Posky A340 Release Date
Replies: 13
Views: 6442

RE: Posky A340 Release Date

Given it's currently Friday, July 30th, 2004, Local Time 02:17, and I live in the Eastern Time Zone she should be out, hopefully. Oh, please! I SOOO want to fly her! Especially in Virgin Atlantic colors!

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by OB1504
Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Starting A Model Airplane Shop
Replies: 0
Views: 7210

Starting A Model Airplane Shop

I was wondering about what it took to run a model airplane shop. Say, an internet shop, what licenses are required? How do you become an official retailer of a specific type of model company (i.e. Herpa), and do you get any discounts on the models? Who pays for the shipping from the manufacturing pl...

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by OB1504
Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Ever Back To SAN?
Replies: 17
Views: 4355

RE: BA Ever Back To SAN?

What if they get the 7E7? Would they consider reinstating service?

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wrecks And Relics In Fort Lauderdale - Miami Area
Replies: 3
Views: 3021

RE: Wrecks And Relics In Fort Lauderdale - Miami Area

We have some Douglas aircraft and lots of Convairs sitting around (All in flying condition, though  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> I often see a DC-3 doing circuits there ) at Opa Locka, and we have some Antonov <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-12s, <acr...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777LR & B773ER Possible Customers?
Replies: 94
Views: 8536

RE: B777LR & B773ER Possible Customers?

I don't think that <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> would go for the 773ER to replace the 747s, since they seem to be moving toward an all-Airbus fleet, bringing in the A319/A320s to replace the 727s and A330s to replace the DC-10s. I wouldn't be surprised to see them order A34...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: R U Good Enough To Land The FFX727?
Replies: 11
Views: 5143

RE: R U Good Enough To Land The FFX727?

Do ILS landings count?

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What's Your Recent Flight On FS?
Replies: 270
Views: 34500

RE: What's Your Recent Flight On FS?

Northwest 024 RJAA-PHNL Boeing 747-251B N642NW I don't have the time it took me to fly the flight, but it was around 7-10 hours, I can't remember. It was the 7th leg of my round-the-world journey routing <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title=...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&E Airline I Officially Give UP!
Replies: 46
Views: 6059

RE: A&E Airline I Officially Give UP!

Maybe the reason that the show is doing so good is because we keep watching it every week with the hope that it won't be the same old drunk people. Unfortunately it never is.  Sad

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are They Copying EasyJet Here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1839

RE: Are They Copying EasyJet Here?

Maybe Easyjet has a controlling stake in the airline, hence the similar liveries?

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 3815

RE: Family Airlines?

Looking through their website, I notice that they know the exact configuration of the airplane that they are planning on flying. Was that the configuration of the 747-100 pictured or have they found an aircraft that they are looking into acquiring? And if the C43Y458 seating configuration is true, i...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJ's Long Shot
Replies: 16
Views: 2266

RE: RJ's Long Shot

From what I've read here, the CRJ-200 is the most uncomfortable aircraft ever made, and the -700 is slightly better.

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAX/AirTran Hybrid
Replies: 34
Views: 5921

RE: UAX/AirTran Hybrid

Will she be flying into Miami anytime soon? The combination of the United Express titles and logo along with the green wingtips on the tan fuselage looks great in my opinion!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJ's Long Shot
Replies: 16
Views: 2266

RE: RJ's Long Shot

Oddly enough, Comair Flight 5832 from <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> to <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym> also clocks in at 2 hours and 51 minutes...

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by OB1504
Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If A Major Airline Had To Go, Which?
Replies: 43
Views: 4754

RE: If A Major Airline Had To Go, Which?

I too would have to say USAirways. They have a relatively small route network compared to the rest of the Legacies and the small towns and cities that they serve in the northeast could be picked up by other airlines, maybe even LCCs such as Indy Air, Southwest, or JetBlue. <acronym title="JetBlue Ai...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Times Have You Flown?
Replies: 52
Views: 10841

RE: How Many Times Have You Flown?

About 25 times in total, starting with my first flight when I was 4 and ending with the flight I took a week ago.

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Is Ugly, But We'll Get Used To It
Replies: 15
Views: 10414

RE: A380 Is Ugly, But We'll Get Used To It

I have a book about Boeing that has an artist's rendition of the "hunchback of Mukilteo", I'll try to see if I can scan it onto my computer and then post it here.  Smile

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song Puts Music In Air!
Replies: 12
Views: 1794

RE: Song Puts Music In Air!

But if they are losing money, even if this promotion attracts more customers, don't they still end up losing a huge chunk of the profits with paying for the guitars and i-pods? Or are they being donated by the companies that make them?

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuevo Continente Reorganization
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

RE: Nuevo Continente Reorganization

Thanks for the replies! I forgot a bit about the money situation (but if they really were started with drug money then money shouldn't be a problem for them), but scrapping the older airplanes could provide them some money if they sold them off as scrap metal to say, Coca-Cola to use as soda cans. M...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FF Miles And Airline Bankruptcy
Replies: 11
Views: 3336

RE: FF Miles And Airline Bankruptcy

But if an airline, say, US, went bankrupt, wouldn't the FFP miles still be good on flights on other Star Alliance carriers? Would it be the same with oneworld and SkyTeam?

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Midwest Express A Good Airline?
Replies: 11
Views: 4804

RE: Is Midwest Express A Good Airline?

I know that their aircraft are configured in a 4 abreast configuration (2-2) except for some flying the "Saver Service" flights which have the standard DC-9/MD-80/717 5 abreast (2-3).

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 3815

RE: Family Airlines?

<b>Price sounds good, but why a B744 that wouldn't seem the the first choice for a new airline, I mean it seems most of the new low cost airlines are chooseing aircraft such as A320'S, B737's etc. Wouldn't a 744 cost more to operate?</b> But there'd be more revenue to be made from more passengers, w...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Tax. Why So Expensive?
Replies: 4
Views: 4210

RE: Airline Tax. Why So Expensive?

If that's the case then would flying <acronym title="Glasgow - International (Abbotsinch) (GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>/<acronym title="London - Luton (LTN / EGGW), United Kingdom">LTN</acronym>/<acronym title...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update On Avianca / Rumors-news About Tampa Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 5120

RE: Update On Avianca / Rumors-news About Tampa Cargo

I never knew that they operated a DC-10. Where do they fly her to? Is she in the same livery as the DC-8s?

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuevo Continente Reorganization
Replies: 5
Views: 1729

Nuevo Continente Reorganization

Now that Aero Continente has been shut down and replaced with Nuevo Continente, should they totally distance themselves from their Aero Continente image (like Valujet when they became AirTran) and see if they could pick up some newer airplanes? There are bunches of <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&E Airline I Officially Give UP!
Replies: 46
Views: 6059

RE: A&E Airline I Officially Give UP!

With all of the drunks on the show it makes me wonder when they'll have a beer-drinking contest on "Airline" and get rid of the drunks once and for all! Come on, A&E, William Hung? Drunk, smelly people? Give us more ramp ops, like in that episode where the plane had to be pushed back from a difficul...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 3815

RE: Family Airlines?

Thanks for the info, Type-rated! I hope that the new version of Family Airlines can get off the ground. Looking at their website and seeing a $149.00 round trip fare to New York on a 744 just makes me anxious to see them start flying!

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Best Terminal
Replies: 19
Views: 3886

RE: World's Best Terminal

Not having been to many airports, I'd say <acronym title="Lima - Jorge Chavez Int'l (LIM), Peru">LIM</acronym>'s is in my opinion. Although the terminal (pre-construction) is quite small, it was nice and simple and efficient. I always love the way that you get to walk across the ramp and up the stai...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route
Replies: 107
Views: 7588

RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

Sometime in 1996, onboard a Facuett Peru L1011. I can't really remember the flight number or times, but the route was <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title="Lima - Jorge Chavez Int'l (LIM), Peru">LIM</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - Internat...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Have Your Flown In Your Life?
Replies: 191
Views: 13623

RE: What Airlines Have Your Flown In Your Life?

Let's see: Faucett Peru <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/503994/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/503994/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/9/9/...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever
Replies: 118
Views: 9902

RE: 3 Most Beautiful Planes Ever

These were hard to choose, but my top three are: 1. Lockheed L1011 Tristar <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/503994/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/503994/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 3815

Family Airlines?

Hi everyone! I was skimming through some photos of aircraft stored in Mojave when I found this photo: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/201458/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/201458/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Funny Page
Replies: 58
Views: 8598

RE: The Funny Page

I hope these are good: John Kerry: "See that, this Bush fellow is too darn cheap to use a nice, modern airplane and instead uses one of those old propeller airplanes from the 1800s. Should some cheap-o guy who uses old stuff be your president? No! Vote John Kerry 2004!" <br><center><font color="#EEE...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update On Avianca / Rumors-news About Tampa Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 5120

RE: Update On Avianca / Rumors-news About Tampa Cargo

I can't wait to see a Tampa Cargo 767F on approach to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> in their new colors! Does anyone have any ideas of what it'll look like? Is it just an update of the current livery? (Like the old red, orange, blue, and white <acro...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PWA & CP - Smooth Merger?
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

RE: PWA & CP - Smooth Merger?

I've always wanted to know more about the <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Wiley Post (PWA), USA - Oklahoma">PWA</acronym>/CPA merger, such as why was it done, what transitional problems there were (if any), and what would've happened had they not merged? If anyone has some more info on this, I'd gre...

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by OB1504
Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft In Photo
Replies: 38
Views: 3582

RE: Aircraft In Photo

<b>LOL, you sillies, everyone knows its superman  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud"></b> Then why would he have a contrail? Or does he now have some serious gas problem that we don't know about?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/get...

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