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by Pronto
Sat Jul 01, 2000 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways Boeing 747s
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

RE: Kuwait Airways Boeing 747s

Kuwait Airways' 747-400 is a GE powered Combi reg'd 9K-ADE, delivered in Nov '94. I believe they still fly 2 -200s as well.

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by Pronto
Fri Jun 30, 2000 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Would You Like To See Fly Again?
Replies: 31
Views: 5232

RE: Which Airline Would You Like To See Fly Again?

I'd like to see National(Sun King) Airlines - that tail just made me think of flying off to some warm, tropical destination.
It would be nice to see Wardair and also Western Pacific, to see how many more planes they could decorate! (even though I know some of you out there hated that!)

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by Pronto
Sun Jun 25, 2000 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best 777 Livery
Replies: 14
Views: 1905

RE: Best 777 Livery

I'll be different: <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=82686" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/k/ke777tx.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="133"></a><br>Photo ©...

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 22, 2000 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help! - Unknown 767
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

RE: Help! - Unknown 767

TAH-DAAAA!!!!!!!!

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 22, 2000 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Fokker Was Still Around........
Replies: 14
Views: 2617

RE: If Fokker Was Still Around........

Possibly, especially from airlines that were devoted customers....

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 22, 2000 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Int'l Airport
Replies: 35
Views: 2771

RE: Orlando Int'l Airport

Well, I add in my two cents. The other post "best terminal" I mentioned MCO as one of them.. As for TPA, I remember in '78, that airport was great!!(We know what Orlando was at that time!!) But last time I was there('92), I wasn't too impressed. It's as if no attention was being paid to it!! These a...

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 22, 2000 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown Airport At SIN
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

RE: Unknown Airport At SIN

Take your pick - Tengah(west), Sembawang(north), Seletar(northeast) or Paya Lebar(east). I don't have roadmaps of Singapore, but I'd say it's probably Tengah, since all fighter types(F-16, F-5, A-4SU) are based there.

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 22, 2000 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airliner Is The Longest In Length?
Replies: 19
Views: 3963

RE: What Airliner Is The Longest In Length?

Yes it is the 777-300. Length is 242 ft, 3 in(73.83m) - 747's length 231 ft 10 in(70.6m)

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 22, 2000 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Grand Of All Terminals
Replies: 15
Views: 2550

RE: The Most Grand Of All Terminals

I'd have to agree on DCA's terminal and CDG looks interesting. I like MCO's terminal

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 22, 2000 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airport Type Do You Like Better?
Replies: 13
Views: 3234

RE: Which Airport Type Do You Like Better?

I prefer the large, enclosed type, with shopping, restaurants, etc.(of course I also prefer more reasonable prices in those places) and jetways to the aircraft. Of course large viewing areas are a plus, too. Easy access to ground transportation is something I prefer, along with convenient connecting...

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 22, 2000 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 3 Paint Schemes
Replies: 43
Views: 2365

RE: Top 3 Paint Schemes

Saudi Arabian Airlines
Royal Brunei
China Airlines

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by Pronto
Wed Jun 21, 2000 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Guess This One?
Replies: 35
Views: 1734

RE: Anyone Guess This One?

is it Ottawa? Looks like Uplands to the right

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by Pronto
Wed Jun 21, 2000 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help! - Unknown 767
Replies: 13
Views: 1636

RE: Help! - Unknown 767

This aircraft definitely sounds like the colour scheme for Kingdom Establishment/United Saudi Bank. A photo of a -300 (ex-Gulf Air) belonging to them is in the Nov 99 issue of Airliner World(page 10)

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by Pronto
Wed Jun 21, 2000 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can You Identify This Airport? Part III
Replies: 21
Views: 2976

RE: Can You Identify This Airport? Part III

Even though it was sunnier when I was there, I'd have to agree with the majority and say SFO. I'll never forget how close the runways were and also that "pier" out in the bay

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by Pronto
Wed Jun 21, 2000 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Tell Me Which Airport Is This?(no Cheating)
Replies: 15
Views: 3592

RE: Can Tell Me Which Airport Is This?(no Cheating)

Well, I made a game of it and started looking through magazines to see which had those light standards. That was the 'easy' part. Of course, could have also looked at the types of aircraft parked, or looked at the bottom of the enlarged photo to come up with RIO.

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by Pronto
Wed Jun 21, 2000 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newest Aircraft Put Into Service At Your Airport>>
Replies: 18
Views: 3599

RE: Newest Aircraft Put Into Service At Your Airport>>

just to add to Pearson's(YYZ) list , BWIA 737-800 and I could swear I saw a Continental 737-700 the other week!(I couldn't look too close, as I was driving on the 401 at the time...but it looked like the taller tail!!)

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 20, 2000 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Aircraft You've Never Flown On
Replies: 37
Views: 3496

RE: The Aircraft You've Never Flown On

Concorde tops the list for sure!!!!!
Newer long-range types such as 777 and A340
Blasts from the past would be CV-990, Connie, DC-6 or 7, Viscount and Brittania

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 20, 2000 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 10 Airlines!(in Your Opinion)
Replies: 46
Views: 5033

RE: Top 10 Airlines!(in Your Opinion)

1. Singapore Airlines
2. Cathay Pacific
3. Emirates
4. Lauda Air
5. Virgin Atlantic
6. Continental
7. Canada 3000(sorry, but I like 'em!!)
8. Lufthansa
9. TAM
10. JAL

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 20, 2000 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was The 737-600 A Dud?
Replies: 15
Views: 3979

RE: Why Was The 737-600 A Dud?

Could it also be that the -500 was just recently in production and therefore does not need a replacement yet? (same goes for even the -200, which is still being used!)

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 20, 2000 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Have You Flown?
Replies: 30
Views: 3122

RE: What Airlines Have You Flown?

Aeroflot
Air Canada
American Airlines
Canada 3000
Canadian Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Garuda Indonesia
Lufthansa
KLM
Pacific Western(back in '78, before the"Canadian" days)
Singapore Airlines
United Airlines

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 20, 2000 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To All The People Around Canada And YYZ......
Replies: 8
Views: 3390

RE: To All The People Around Canada And YYZ......

Yes, I'm all for some kind of observation deck(or similar) at Pearson. When I was younger, I always rode my bike up to the airport(I lived in the subdivsion just south of 401/Renforth) and always enjoyed the views of aircraft from many vantage points. But as the airport has increased in "stature", s...

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 20, 2000 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Noisiest And Quiestest Airliner?
Replies: 28
Views: 2825

RE: What's The Noisiest And Quiestest Airliner?

Definitely noisiest is Concorde
Quietest is CRJ
(these are of course at take off!!)

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by Pronto
Sun Jun 18, 2000 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Powers 747
Replies: 19
Views: 8895

RE: Austin Powers 747

I've seen the movie enough times and know my aircraft very well, and believe me, it's a -200!!(or perhaps a late -100, but definitely NOT an SP) And yes, I think the design on the plane was just computer-generated.
GROO-VY BA-BY!!!!!!!!!!

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by Pronto
Sun Jun 18, 2000 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Is Better?
Replies: 26
Views: 2781

RE: Which Airline Is Better?

I would have to say CONTINENTAL. I have had my problems with Delta in the past, but never Continental. Delta has provided myself and fellow passengers with overbooking, re-routing, unnecessary de-boarding and of course, barely any direct flights to the actual destination you want to go. This is of c...

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by Pronto
Sun Jun 18, 2000 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400 Orders
Replies: 15
Views: 3177

RE: 767-400 Orders

Kenya Airways has ordered 3 259 passenger - 400ERX

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by Pronto
Sun Jun 18, 2000 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Dream Trip Right Now?
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

RE: Your Dream Trip Right Now?

I don't know which airlines or aircraft for all of them, but this would be the route to go around the world!! YYZ-JFK JFK-LHR BA Concorde(HAVE to do that!!!) LHR-CDG CDG-FRA FRA-FCO FCO-ATH AZ A320 ATH-CAI OA A300-600 CAI-DXB MS A321 DXB-SIN EK 777 SIN-SYD SQ 747-400 SYD-MNL QF 747-400 MNL-NRT NRT-H...

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 13, 2000 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

RE: Garuda Indonesia

Believe me, the pitch is greater than 39 cm, as I was quite comfortable and I'm not exactly a small guy! I flew Garuda Singapore - Jakarta - Denpasar, and Denpasar - Honolulu and received great service on 'both' flights. (I hope it wasn't just because of Cwapilot's comment about being a white foreig...

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 13, 2000 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling DC9's, MD8x/MD9x Apart
Replies: 11
Views: 2059

RE: Telling DC9's, MD8x/MD9x Apart

Difference from early DC-9 models is size, from -10 to -50 - all had same size engine. MD-80 series had larger engines, of course longer fuselage(except -87, which was longer than -30, the most common type, but shorter than -50). MD-87 also has higher tail. MD-90 has further stretch of fuselage and ...

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 13, 2000 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CFM And IAE Engines-would Like More Info
Replies: 5
Views: 5328

RE: Airbus CFM And IAE Engines-would Like More Info

MD90 also has IAE V2500s

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by Pronto
Mon Jun 12, 2000 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guess What?...more Trivia!
Replies: 10
Views: 1865

RE: DesertJets

You are thinking of the Piaggio P.180 Avanti (...weird Italian executive turboprop...) It has a cruising speed of 395 kts(732 km/h) at 28,300 ft(8625m) compared to 374kts(693 km/h) for the Citation II.

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by Pronto
Mon Jun 12, 2000 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Scheduled Airliner At Your Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 3621

RE: Largest Scheduled Airliner At Your Airport

I'll answer for the YYZ crowd: Air Canada - 747-400 KLM - 747-300, sometimes -400 Air India - I've seen all types of 747s Korean - 747-400, I've seen SP,-300 & 777 Cathay Pacific - 747-400, but mostly A340 now Air China - 747-400, in past also SP Pakistan Int'l - 747-300 Alitalia - 747-200 Lufthansa...

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by Pronto
Mon Jun 12, 2000 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Planes And Airlines Mostly Fly Over Yourhouse
Replies: 37
Views: 3376

RE: What Planes And Airlines Mostly Fly Over Yourhouse

I live just west of Pearson(YYZ) near the southern east-west pattern. Mostly Air Canada types(A319,A320,B7474,B7672&3,CRJ), Canada3000(A320,A330,B757), Air France(A310,A340,B767), Olympic(used to be 747, now A340), British Airways(B747,B777!!), Air Transat(B757,L1011, yet to see A330 over this way!)...

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by Pronto
Mon Jun 12, 2000 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many G's Can A Person Withstand?
Replies: 9
Views: 42383

RE: How Many G's Can A Person Withstand?

On most shows that involve an interview with a pilot who has suffered G-LOC(and survived, of course), it would seem the average(with a G-suit) is 7 Gs before blackout...and these guys are extremely heathly...

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 08, 2000 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawker Siddeley Trident
Replies: 17
Views: 3419

RE: Hawker Siddeley Trident

When I was in Cyprus in '90-'91, there was a 'scavenged' Trident on the old Nicosia Airfield(now UNPA), which I believe had belonged to Cyprus Airways but abandoned in '74 with the attack on the airfield. It was pretty interesting to rummage around the old hulk, especially looking at the way the und...

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 08, 2000 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avro ARROW....
Replies: 14
Views: 1915

RE: Avro ARROW....

All I can say is the Canadian government really F**KED UP on the Arrow, but I guess that's what the plan was - any type of successful industry in Canada, kill it off.(Not that it was just the Canadian government - do I smell conspiracy?) At least Bombardier has become big now, but could you imagine ...

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 08, 2000 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deltas New Look
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

RE: Deltas New Look

Delta should've kept the cheatline and some type of delta shape on the tail...
fuselage looks too plain and the flag...well...I prefer the straight shaped delta

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 08, 2000 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Most Important To You?
Replies: 14
Views: 3588

RE: What Is The Most Important To You?

Non-stop is a factor, but so is price. Lately I have found some scheduled airlines terrible, especially for the price you're paying. Most charter airlines in Canada have new fleets, so aircraft age is not a problem there, and I find they work harder to please the customer, which is something I remem...

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by Pronto
Thu Jun 08, 2000 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyservice New Airline
Replies: 28
Views: 1974

RE: Skyservice New Airline

Well, finally it's revealed! Thank goodness they'll just fly in Canada and U.S. If they fly to Australia, quite a stir will erupt!!!

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 06, 2000 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Cargo Plane?
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

RE: What Is Your Favorite Cargo Plane?

The Herc will always hold a special place, but I am still amazed with the Galaxy. It was so incredible when in flight, walking around the fully loaded cargo deck, 2 rows of trucks...it was hard to remember we were at 35,000 ft and (approx)500mph!!

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 06, 2000 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Has The Best Livery?
Replies: 45
Views: 4474

RE: Which Airline Has The Best Livery?

Singapore, Air Canada, Korean, China Airlines, US Airways

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 06, 2000 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad And Unfit Airline Names
Replies: 39
Views: 3247

RE: Bad And Unfit Airline Names

Isn't Northwest called such as that's the direction of travel to the Orient over the Arctic, and it was one of the first airlines to fly there from the U.S.? Delta is named after the Mississippi delta.

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 06, 2000 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines The Celebrities Choose.
Replies: 24
Views: 3738

RE: Airlines The Celebrities Choose.

Don't forget Air France and British Airways as they're the only ones with Concorde! Those who have their pilot's licence(and a plane) usually fly themselves.

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 06, 2000 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Best Part Of Any Flight?
Replies: 13
Views: 3743

RE: What Is The Best Part Of Any Flight?

Definitely take off, with landing a close second. Power take off(short field) in a Herc is the best!!!

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by Pronto
Tue Jun 06, 2000 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic 727's?
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

RE: Olympic 727's?

Yes, they did. Supposedly one is on the tarmac in Athens near the recently retired 747s.

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by Pronto
Mon Jun 05, 2000 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Ugliest Airliner?
Replies: 68
Views: 3935

RE: What Is The Ugliest Airliner?

Obviously, some of you are just Boeing , Airbus bashing(and Southwest Airlines,too!!) Read the question. Haven't any of you seen some of the designs that have come out of Russia? For the Western designs, yes, I'd say some of the Shorts aircraft are the ugliest, but they perform...The Dassault Mercur...

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by Pronto
Mon Jun 05, 2000 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scariest Take-off
Replies: 13
Views: 1750

RE: Scariest Take-off

In 1995, taking off in a C3 757 from YYZ in an early morning thunderstorm.

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by Pronto
Mon Jun 05, 2000 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Classic Logos
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

RE: Classic Logos

Air Canada Maple Leaf(especially the new one!), Pan Am globe, National Sun King, JAL crane, Aer Lingus shamrock, Aeromexico head, China Airlines blossom.

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by Pronto
Tue May 30, 2000 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International Airport Same As Military Base
Replies: 29
Views: 2241

RE: International Airport Same As Military Base

The airport in Tehran is shared with the military - the name slips my mind, but I remember being on the military side when we were in our Herc, and then on the other side when leaving on Aeroflot. Of course, the 'No photography' rule applied. I remember seeing Iranian Hercs, Phantoms, F-5s and 747s(...

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by Pronto
Tue May 30, 2000 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 At Yyz!
Replies: 1
Views: 2905

BA 777 At Yyz!

Yesterday aftrernoon a BA 777(with Union Flag tail) landed at Pearson!! Finally BA is flying the 777 here. Can anyone else fill me in on this? Was this just a rare occasion, or has BA been flying them in for awhile, but since I was outside it was the first time I saw one? (just like Korean 777, I've...

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