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by Pronto
Sun Feb 17, 2002 6:42 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Can We Have A Separate Forum For VA's?
Replies: 19
Views: 5270

RE: Can We Have A Separate Forum For VA's?

I totally agree with Matt on this one!! I remember when this forum contained all forms of aviation hobbies. Now it seems to be smothered in VA threads... Perhaps you "pilots" have time to search all the threads, but some of us just want to quickly get on the forum to find something out and get back ...

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by Pronto
Mon Jan 21, 2002 5:33 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking For UA Revell 767
Replies: 4
Views: 7914

RE: Looking For UA Revell 767

Same as last post, check e-bay. I see it there quite frequently. Good luck!!

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by Pronto
Tue Jan 15, 2002 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Oldest A/c You've Flown On?
Replies: 81
Views: 3992

RE: Whats The Oldest A/c You've Flown On?

I'm not quite sure but any of the Canadian Forces a/c I flew on were old - CC-137(707), CC-130(probably were E models the first couple of times, I know some later fights were in newer H models), CH-136 Kiowa, CH-135 (Twin Huey)
Civie types would be a Convair CV-440...

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by Pronto
Fri Jan 11, 2002 11:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Delta Paint Schemes
Replies: 5
Views: 3752

RE: Delta Paint Schemes

Answer to last one was that international Delta flights operate aircraft with a more prominent American flag, therefore it is larger and placed in a more visible place(the highest point of the aircraft) About the liveries, I prefer the second one, perhaps with engine cowlings of the last. The fusela...

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by Pronto
Sun Dec 23, 2001 7:31 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Alaska Airlines Decals
Replies: 5
Views: 6610

RE: Alaska Airlines Decals

Whoops!! Did it wrong! Second try!!
http://www.airline-hobby.com or http://www.airlinersamerica.com

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by Pronto
Sun Dec 23, 2001 7:19 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Delta 777 Model Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 9079

RE: Doug_or

You might be able to do the Liveries 1/144 737 Interim decal on a 777; you might need two sheets for extra stripe...767 and 777 tails in 1/200 are almost same size. I've always wanted to try and 'splice' a 1/144 737 decal onto a 1/200 767. Have you ever tried?

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by Pronto
Sun Dec 23, 2001 7:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Alaska Airlines Decals
Replies: 5
Views: 6610

RE: Alaska Airlines Decals

ATP makes Alaska 737s(AD5091) and MD-80s(AD5090);
can get from or

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by Pronto
Thu Dec 20, 2001 2:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Model Kits
Replies: 18
Views: 6208

RE: Model Kits

If you're not planning on building too many, then 1/144 would be good as on the market for injected models, you'll have the most variety. Manufacturers are Revell, Minicraft, Airfix. Prices range from @$10(Airfix 737-200) to @$40(Revell 747-400). These models end up fairly large, so as mentioned, ok...

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by Pronto
Thu Dec 20, 2001 2:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: JAL B777-300
Replies: 2
Views: 4205

RE: JAL B777-300

Sorry, all JAL 777-300s have Pratt PW4090s...

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by Pronto
Sat Dec 08, 2001 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metrojet
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

RE: Metrojet

(not to be off topic, but)
I'm still keeping my 1/200 Metrojet!- it's one of the best looking on the shelf!

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by Pronto
Wed Dec 05, 2001 3:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best 1:200 Desktop Models?
Replies: 4
Views: 7277

RE: Best 1:200 Desktop Models?

I myself build 1/200 scale models(I was never satisfied with the desktops), but I've seen the new Herpas 1/200 and they look great!!

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by Pronto
Wed Dec 05, 2001 3:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Santa Claus
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

RE: Santa Claus

...and the Ryanair from JET Decals...

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by Pronto
Wed Dec 05, 2001 3:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Favorite 737-200 Livery
Replies: 10
Views: 1391

RE: Favorite 737-200 Livery

If we're talking models, I'd say my Metrojet looks the best, followed by Ryanair 'Kilkenny' - must be the red...

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by Pronto
Thu Nov 29, 2001 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines And Boeing
Replies: 14
Views: 1803

RE: Airlines And Boeing

Don't forget the Japanese carriers:
JAL - all but 707, 757, 717
ditto ANA...

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by Pronto
Sat Nov 10, 2001 8:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Virgin's New Livery Colors
Replies: 5
Views: 6543

RE: Virgin's New Livery Colors

Well, I painted mine silver(non-buffed) and it looks great- just like the photos.

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by Pronto
Tue Oct 30, 2001 3:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Building An Airlines Fleet Out Of Plastic Models
Replies: 6
Views: 8573

RE: Building An Airlines Fleet Out Of Plastic Models

Have the following fleets or partial fleets(1/200): American: MD-11, MD-80, MD-87(ex-Reno), MD-90(ex-Reno), 767-200, 767-300, 777-200, 727-200, F100(1/144) Continental: 747-200, 777-200, 727-200, 737-500, DC-10, MD-80 United: 747-400, 777-200, 767-300, 737-300, 727-200, A320, 757(o/c), 747-200(oo/c)...

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by Pronto
Tue Oct 30, 2001 2:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Who Collects Ailner World?
Replies: 7
Views: 4605

RE: Who Collects Ailner World?

I've been getting it since day(or should I say month?) one! Great magazine, even though sometimes I don't think they do a thorough job of editing before publishing. I usually always find some (minor, in most cases) mistakes in each issue. I also collect Key's sister magazine Air International

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by Pronto
Tue Oct 30, 2001 2:01 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Ansett Australia Plastic Kits
Replies: 2
Views: 3242

RE: Ansett Australia Plastic Kits

I've made the Hasegawa 1/200 kits of Ansett 747-300 and A320. With aftermarket decals, I've made 737-300. "In the wings" I have the Hasegawa 747-400 and aftermarket decals for 767-200. All of these are in present scheme - too bad about the grounding though...

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by Pronto
Sat Sep 01, 2001 3:42 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: C5A Galaxy Model?
Replies: 3
Views: 2883

RE: C5A Galaxy Model?

Revell made a 1/144 scale of the Galaxy - I've only seen it lately under the "Testors" label. It's an okay kit, however very little detail..and the price I've seen it...a little steep for what you get! (about 61 pieces - and that includes the 28 wheels!) I wish somone would make a newer one in 1/200...

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by Pronto
Tue Jul 17, 2001 2:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Does Anybody Build Aircraft Models?
Replies: 40
Views: 8984

RE: Does Anybody Build Aircraft Models?

Well, yes, I have been working on models. Just finished ex-Reno now American MD-90, almost done Virgin(n/c) 747, Qantas Formula 1 747, Ansett A320. Those JET decals look pretty good, a little trouble moving them into position, but patience, patience, patience!! Also Thai Barge 747, RAF Tristar(I've ...

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by Pronto
Tue Jul 10, 2001 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identify This Plane!
Replies: 14
Views: 1653

RE: Identify This Plane!

Shape of nose, wing shape, tail shape. Different types which are similar, overwing exits(if you're close enough!) is the easiest way(A319/320, for example)), or a quick eyeball of windows behind front exit(737-500/300) - otherwise you'll be judging if it looks 'stubby' or not...

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by Pronto
Tue Jul 10, 2001 1:04 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Does Anybody Build Aircraft Models?
Replies: 40
Views: 8984

RE: Saudi

Saudi's 777s are GE. Daco keeps teasing us by indicating he's going to produce Saudi(n/c) scheme!! Xtracolor has the colours available...

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by Pronto
Mon Jul 09, 2001 1:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Decals For A B747-400 1:144
Replies: 2
Views: 10797

RE: Virgin Atlantic Decals For A B747-400 1:144

Jet Decals made n/c Virgin - I'm just finishing my 1/200 747-400 in that scheme

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by Pronto
Mon Jul 09, 2001 1:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where To Find Models Decalcs?
Replies: 4
Views: 6452

RE: Where To Find Models Decalcs?

Liveries Unlimited has TAP for A310/A340, 737

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by Pronto
Thu Jul 05, 2001 9:09 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Does Anybody Build Aircraft Models?
Replies: 40
Views: 8984

Doug Or

Well, working on trying to get some pictures on the internet. Just got a new computer with more toots and whistles, so hopefuly some time soon. Trying to squeeze that in between work, model building and everything else going on(17 month old son adds to chaos!!)in my life will be quite a task!! All t...

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by Pronto
Tue Jul 03, 2001 10:32 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Does Anybody Build Aircraft Models?
Replies: 40
Views: 8984

RE: Does Anybody Build Aircraft Models?

Yes, I build 1/200 Hasegawa airliners and 1/72 military types. I've built 727(x5), 737-200(x7), 737-300(cutting -400 fuselage -x8), 737-400(x9), 737-500(x8), 747-100(x2), 747-200(x3), 747-300(x3), 747-400(x32), 757-200(Sasquatch resin), 767-200(x5), 767-300(x30), 777-200(x16), 777-300(x2), DC-9(x3),...

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by Pronto
Sun Jul 01, 2001 8:32 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airplane Models Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 6799

RE: Airplane Models Suggestion

If it's the plastic scale models that you paint/glue/decal yourself, it depends... If you want good size with detail, 1/144 is good,(Revell, Airfix, Minicraft) with plenty of variety, but if you plan on making many, I'd suggest 1/200 (Hasegawa) as the detail is great for the scale, however not all t...

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by Pronto
Sat Jun 30, 2001 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your "Standard" Route
Replies: 68
Views: 2481

RE: Your "Standard" Route

YYZ-LGA
YYZ-MCO

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by Pronto
Sat Jun 30, 2001 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Pic Of SAS A340!
Replies: 22
Views: 2743

RE: 1st Pic Of SAS A340!

I just don't like what they did with the flags...

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by Pronto
Sat Jun 30, 2001 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pics. Of The Last A/c You Flew
Replies: 70
Views: 3328

RE: Pics. Of The Last A/c You Flew

Last a/c AA F100 LGA-YYZ - Martin Short was on board!! <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=68291" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/A/AAF100aa.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="1...

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by Pronto
Sat Jun 30, 2001 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brave Or Stupid
Replies: 28
Views: 1930

RE: Brave Or Stupid

We all seem to express our criticisms to other drivers on the road, why not to pilots who may be appearing to be doing something wrong? I'd rather get it off my chest than worry about it. I'd call over an F/A and express my concern - if they're not in the cockpit distracting the pilots, that is...9-p

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 28, 2001 2:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where Can I Buy The Ana Pokemon Plane?
Replies: 4
Views: 14440

RE: Where Can I Buy The Ana Pokemon Plane?

Which one are you refering to? Hasegawa(with Tomy) released the first Pokemon 767-300(1/200 scale) a few years ago, and since has released the newer "Pokemon 2000" markings on a 767-300(both 1/200 & 1/300) and 747-400D(both 1/200 & 1/300) One hundred UK pounds is a lot of money here in Canada! The 1...

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 28, 2001 2:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Do You Do With Your Aircraft Models?
Replies: 29
Views: 12033

RE: What Do You Do With Your Aircraft Models?

I display them on PLENTY of shelves(over 200 1/200 planes!!), grouping the larger types together, with the smaller types of the matching airline filling the spaces between. (Canadian 747-400 with 737 on one side and A320 on the other, for example). And yes, sometimes I do pick them up and "fly" them...

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 28, 2001 1:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Hasegawa
Replies: 2
Views: 2152

RE: Hasegawa

I don't believe Hasegawa has a site(I've been looking!), but there are sites that sell and/or tell of new and upcoming releases. <a href="http://www.hlj.com" target=_blank>http://www.hlj.com</a> follow link to aircraft <a href="http://www.airline-hobby.com" target=_blank>http://www.airline-hobby.com...

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 26, 2001 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are BA's 777 Powered By GE90?
Replies: 8
Views: 8941

RE: Are BA's 777 Powered By GE90?

BA's initial batch of 777s are powered by GE; they were launch customer for that powerplant. Subsequent orders have been for RR

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by Pronto
Mon Jun 25, 2001 10:29 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: List All Your Models
Replies: 19
Views: 5680

RE: List All Your Models

Whoops, forgot Alitalia MD-11, Vietnam 767-300, and Virgin Atlantic(n/c)(being built)

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by Pronto
Mon Jun 25, 2001 10:23 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: List All Your Models
Replies: 19
Views: 5680

RE: List All Your Models

The following are 1/200 Hasegawa: Aer Lingus 737-400, L-1011, MD-11 Aeroflot 767-300 Air Canada 747-400(n/c), DC-9(o/c) Air China 747-400 Air France 747-400, 777 Air Gabon 767-200 Air Jamaica A310-300 Air New Zealand 747-400(o/c), 767-300(n/c) Air Nippon 737-500 Alaska Airlines 737-400, MD-80 Alital...

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by Pronto
Wed Oct 04, 2000 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ Is A Rush Song You Know.
Replies: 12
Views: 2087

RE: YYZ Is A Rush Song You Know.

Just on the topic of aviation and Rush, don't forget the song for the "Mackenzie brothers" .."Take off!" ..from a fellow hoser...

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by Pronto
Wed Oct 04, 2000 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767's At Your Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 3426

RE: 767's At Your Airport

at Toronto's Pearson:
Air Canada -200/300
Martinair -300
Canadian-300
LOT -200/300
Air France -300
ELAL -200
Alitalia -300
QANTAS -300
Malev -200

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by Pronto
Thu Aug 31, 2000 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines's Special Colour Schemes....
Replies: 12
Views: 2393

RE: Airlines's Special Colour Schemes....

I'd have to add my vote for Singapore's Tropical Megatop, and a mention for QANTAS' Formula One 747

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by Pronto
Mon Aug 21, 2000 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 767 To YYZ
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Qantas 767 To YYZ

Does anyone know which 767s QANTAS is using on this route? Is it their original GE-powered, or the RR ones from BA?

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by Pronto
Sun Aug 13, 2000 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline With Best Looking F/a's
Replies: 31
Views: 2829

RE: Airline With Best Looking F/a's

Singapore Airlines

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by Pronto
Tue Aug 08, 2000 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Hercs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

RE: Passenger Hercs?

I believe the Merpati Hercs have been transfered to the Indonesian Air Force...

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by Pronto
Mon Jul 10, 2000 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did The 737-400 Bonk?
Replies: 19
Views: 2870

D L X

I was only saying that in retrospect that it(BA) was mentioned in an earlier thread and going by the originators comment "I never see any American airlines use this plane..exception of apple vacations" Perhaps to some people, these are not "Big Name" airlines.(I've noticed here in North America, som...

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by Pronto
Mon Jul 10, 2000 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Replacements
Replies: 11
Views: 1915

RE: 727 Replacements

The 757 was designed as a 727 replacement, and the North American fleets reflect this: American- 727 user, received 757 ATA- 727 user, received 757 Continental - 727 user, received 757 Delta - 727 user, received 757 DHL - 727 user, selected 757 Northwest - 727 user, received 757 TWA - 727 user, rece...

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by Pronto
Mon Jul 10, 2000 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did The 737-400 Bonk?
Replies: 19
Views: 2870

RE: Did The 737-400 Bonk?

Yes, obviously not all on this side of 'the Pond' are familiar with(or exposed to) terms used in Britain. It helped being attached to a Brit unit in Cyprus, and also enjoying British humour...However, it can be used in context of hitting someone..."I bonked them over the head". Getting back to the t...

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by Pronto
Thu Jul 06, 2000 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Naming Types Of Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 3146

RE: Airliners Naming Types Of Aircraft

CP Air used to give a name to their(I believe it was just international types- DC-10 & 747) aircraft, for example Empress of Asia. Canadian carried on a Wardair tradition of naming aircraft after Canadian pilots, ironically one of their 747-400s is 'Maxwell W. Ward' and is reg'd C-GMWW KLM names air...

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by Pronto
Sat Jul 01, 2000 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Tale Of Two Airports...
Replies: 12
Views: 2309

RE: A Tale Of Two Airports...

I'll just throw in my two cents worth: Narita is mainly international flights - lots of different airlines, all BIG jets Haneda is domestic(except of the course the already mentioned China Airlines - this is because of the China - Taiwan position) - Don't get fooled by it being domestic as there are...

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by Pronto
Sat Jul 01, 2000 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1492

RE: TWA Question

Nah, I won't go into detail, but that's what it's for - ice detection

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by Pronto
Sat Jul 01, 2000 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde/Manufacturing
Replies: 14
Views: 1770

RE: Concorde/Manufacturing

Concorde is definitely no longer in production. It was a victim of bad timing as the oil 'crisis' of the early seventies shot all hope of a break even sale. Sure, it had a good order book, but this all disappeared with the afforementioned 'crisis'. France and Britain had to bite the bullet and subse...

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