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by Pronto
Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:19 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Plastic Model Kits
Replies: 12
Views: 8108

RE: Plastic Model Kits

Hasegawa is my favourite because of the kits being 1/200 scale. I have quite a few(over 350) and due to the scale, they don't require as much space as 1/144 would. The detail Hasegawa puts into the kits is great, and even though there are some types they don't make(757 and A330/340, for example), I ...

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by Pronto
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane To Buy
Replies: 3
Views: 6873

RE: Which Plane To Buy

I'd go for the NWA 330. I usually build Hasegawa, but I'm now starting to get some Hogan's that I can't get through kits and decals. I'm pretty impressed with these - look good and a fair price. I myself would like to get a Hogan Air Canada A330. The Delta 738 is tempting too...

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by Pronto
Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Eastern 757 Model Needed
Replies: 7
Views: 4820

RE: Eastern 757 Model Needed

Minicraft makes a 1/144 plastic model kit of the 757(as above post). Flying Colors makes aftermarket decals for an Eastern aircraft. Kits come with either <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> or <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym>,...

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by Pronto
Wed May 26, 2004 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Takeoff Roll
Replies: 15
Views: 2328

RE: Shortest Takeoff Roll

I didn't time it, but a tactical take off in a Herc - engines revving, brake on - you can feel the resistance...then release - awesome!!!!

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by Pronto
Tue May 11, 2004 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Time You Stayed In Holding Pattern?
Replies: 49
Views: 4151

RE: Longest Time You Stayed In Holding Pattern?

On return from Iran, landing at Moscow enroute to Montreal was at least 45 min. They didn't inform us of this, but it was odd flying over (the proximity of)Red Square so many times...

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by Pronto
Sun May 09, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports Have You Been To?
Replies: 144
Views: 9405

RE: What Airports Have You Been To?

AMS - Amsterdam <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> - Bangkok <acronym title="Denpasar / Bali - Ngurah Rai International (DPS / WRRR), Indonesia">DPS</acronym> - Denpasar <acronym title="Edmonton - International (YEG / CYEG), Canada - Alberta">YE...

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by Pronto
Sun May 09, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines And Aircraft You Have Flown On
Replies: 104
Views: 11356

RE: Airlines And Aircraft You Have Flown On

Not doing much right now - I don't mind re-runs if it is... Air Canada - DC-9, 727, 767-200, L-1011 American - 727, <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80, F100 Cathay Pacific - L-1011 Canada 3000 - 757 Canadian - 767-300, DC-10-30 Continental - 747, DC-10-30 Delta - <acronym title="Air Mad...

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by Pronto
Sun May 09, 2004 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Replies: 76
Views: 6123

RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?

First time I saw one in person was in Nov '98 at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. It was United Airlines. Took long enough for me to see one. First one I saw at <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ)...

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by Pronto
Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A346 And 2 743 In Formation..What A Sight!
Replies: 47
Views: 9131

RE: A346 And 2 743 In Formation..What A Sight!

Wow... only in South Africa I guess - Didn't SAA do something similar about five years ago? Except with 2 747-400s and one -300? I have the picture somewhere...

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by Pronto
Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Island Airport Bridge To Be Built July 1st
Replies: 9
Views: 5098

RE: Toronto Island Airport Bridge To Be Built July 1st

Yes, I agree that the bridge should be built. All the political indecision in this city is causing more damage and therefore more $$$$...The hot topic these days seems to be how the waterfront isn't living up to what it was supposed to be(I remember back in the late 70's the talk about this "wonderf...

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by Pronto
Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Hollywood Aviation Blunder
Replies: 128
Views: 13080

RE: Biggest Hollywood Aviation Blunder

There are far too many to list - from inaccurate time frame for certain a/c to the "standard" one type taking off and another landing... Recent military movies(the ones based on true events, mind you) usually have advisors for accuracy - maybe aviation movies should use them too!!

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by Pronto
Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Oldest Aircraft You Have Been On
Replies: 88
Views: 10429

RE: What Is The Oldest Aircraft You Have Been On


CV580 was probably oldest aircraft...

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by Pronto
Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 With Economy On Upper Deck?
Replies: 31
Views: 7883

RE: 747 With Economy On Upper Deck?

I would imagine Corsair does with it's 555 capacity seating...

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by Pronto
Wed Apr 07, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Model Builders - What Are You Currently Building?
Replies: 28
Views: 9869

RE: Model Builders - What Are You Currently Building?

Never work on just one at a time!! Right now finishing <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> "Waves of the City" 767-300, South African 767, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> "Rendevous", "Bauhaus" and "Waves and Cranes" 737s, Southwest(o/c) 737-300,and Piedmont 737-400. Just fin...

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by Pronto
Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Flying The 747
Replies: 28
Views: 5060

RE: Airlines Flying The 747

Tradewind:
I didn't say they didn't ever have 'em - I said I have not built models of them...I build 1/200 scale airliners and those(6) are some of the ones I have not built

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by Pronto
Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Served Your First 737 Flight?
Replies: 88
Views: 5860

RE: Which Airline Served Your First 737 Flight?

Pacific Western 737-200 Mar '78 YYZ-TPA

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by Pronto
Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Flying The 747
Replies: 28
Views: 5060

RE: Airlines Flying The 747

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by Pronto
Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Flying The 747
Replies: 28
Views: 5060

RE: Airlines Flying The 747

Even though part of China Airlines, don't forget Mandarin Airlines, Condor also flew them and the Sultan of Brunei. Didn't Abu Dubai or UAE just get two of them?
Have built models of all except Air Pacific, Ansett, Brunei, Condor, RAM, Saudi
Note: Sp. Philippines - One L, 2 Ps

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by Pronto
Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does SQ Need A Livery Upgrade Or What?
Replies: 25
Views: 5289

RE: Does SQ Need A Livery Upgrade Or What?

I believe SQ is one of the few airlines that DOES NOT need an "updated" livery - it's perfect the way it is...

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by Pronto
Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Close Call At YYZ!
Replies: 8
Views: 3654

RE: Close Call At YYZ!

I always thought AFD jokes were only "good" until 12PM local time!!

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seeing Other Aircraft During A Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3889

RE: Seeing Other Aircraft During A Flight

I'll always remember seeing a 727 fly below us in '78 on the way to Florida, and an Il-86 going the oppsite direction enroute to Moscow..

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Showing One's "Airliner Geek" Side.
Replies: 49
Views: 4508

RE: Showing One's "Airliner Geek" Side.

Well, mine are usually aircraft comments in general, but always get odd looks- like any time a Herc or any military aircraft flys over Toronto, I say it out loud, along with a little comment, and always get oddball looks from anybody who may be around me. If I'm on my driveway and I'm making comment...

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fantasy Flight
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Fantasy Flight

What would your Fantasy Flight be?
A flight on the Concorde?
Maybe something else?
Launch into space onboard the Space Shuttle?
Mine would probably be take off/landing on an aircraft carrier...of course the flight inbetween would be great, too...

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by Pronto
Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last AA Livery Change
Replies: 22
Views: 4139

RE: Last AA Livery Change

I think this livery looks better now as the "polished metal" look has vastly improved. I don't know about some of you, but I think the "polished metal" looks great! Just think of other liveries with the same look, either now or in the past, and you might like it! Examples: US Air Piedmont 737s JAT L...

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by Pronto
Sat Mar 27, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What World Airport?
Replies: 14
Views: 3341

RE: What World Airport?

International flights would be <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, from stats I have seen...American airports such as <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> and <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hart...

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by Pronto
Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN New Livery, First Real Photo
Replies: 107
Views: 12629

RE: LAN New Livery, First Real Photo

I don't like it. It reminds me of that horrible new PIA(where's the green?)
The "old" livery was better - it projected the image that they are located below the equator(straight line across fuselage) and that they flew over the Andes(the upward curve)..They should have just changed the titling...

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by Pronto
Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private 777-200 At Athens (Gr)
Replies: 13
Views: 5839

RE: Private 777-200 At Athens (Gr)

This one belongs to Saudi Oger

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by Pronto
Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piaggio P.180 Avanti
Replies: 8
Views: 2441

RE: Piaggio P.180 Avanti

I love it!
One flys over my way pretty much on a daily basis - you don't even have to look up to know it's an Avanti...

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by Pronto
Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 40 Years IL-62
Replies: 27
Views: 3824

RE: 40 Years IL-62

Just to mix it in with the thickening sub-plot... My only flight in an <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-62 was my return from UN tour in Iran. I found this arrangement to be so ironic as we were in our "combat" uniforms(belonging to a NATO member) flying on the Soviet airline...

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by Pronto
Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Mant Different Airlines And You Flown?
Replies: 143
Views: 10888

RE: How Mant Different Airlines And You Flown?

1. Pacific Western 737-200 2. Air Canada 727, DC-9, 767, L-1011 3. Aeroflot Il-62 4. Canadian 767-300, DC-10 5. Cathay Pacific L-1011 6. Singapore A310 7. Garuda Indonesia A300, DC-10 8. Inter-Canadian CV540(I believe) 9. Lufthansa 727, A310 10. KLM A310, 747 11. Delta <acronym title="Air Madagasca...

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by Pronto
Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seeking The Plane In Alias & Goldfinger
Replies: 5
Views: 5295

RE: Seeking The Plane In Alias & Goldfinger

Lockheed Jetstar <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/523580/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/523580/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/8/5/523580.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border=...

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by Pronto
Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For 747 Lovers
Replies: 22
Views: 5601

RE: For 747 Lovers

Not many 747 flights but both were memorable - first was returning from UN Tour in Cyprus last leg from <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> to <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>(KL...

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by Pronto
Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Besides DL, Any US Carriers Operate The MD-90?
Replies: 12
Views: 5146

RE: Besides DL, Any US Carriers Operate The MD-90?

Nope, just Delta for now...Perhaps some of the smaller airlines that fly <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80s might pick up some of the "extra" <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90s basking in the sun...(Allegiant, Jetsgo, Spirit - interested?) AMC is(was?) an Egyptian airline...

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by Pronto
Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salute To The Boeing 767
Replies: 46
Views: 8412

RE: Salute To The Boeing 767

The 767 has, if you might say, a special place for me as it was the first aircraft I followed from concept to first flight through to service. I remember going to <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> to see it when Air Canad...

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by Pronto
Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Force One Question
Replies: 9
Views: 9069

RE: Air Force One Question

Yes, the overwing doors were not required, therefore not installed...

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by Pronto
Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recommended Aviation Movies
Replies: 22
Views: 3223

RE: Recommended Aviation Movies

Rb211:
Movie you're thinking of was "Final Countdown" - Kirk Douglas was Captain of the Nimitz - nice shots of naval aviation in that movie...

Surprised no mention of "Flight of the Phoenix" above...another Jimmy Stewart movie..

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by Pronto
Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First 767 And 757
Replies: 16
Views: 5465

RE: The First 767 And 757

United was launch customer of 767, but not 757 - Eastern/British Airways were for the smaller twin. British was also launch of Rolls Royce on 767, and for the exception of leased ones to QANTAS, China Yunnan is only other operator of <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> 767...

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by Pronto
Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Way To Keep Dust Off Airplane Models
Replies: 13
Views: 15133

RE: Best Way To Keep Dust Off Airplane Models

There is no escape!! The only way I could think of is an air tight case...Hey, I have over 450 models, and I just accept the chore of dusting them as part of displaying them..."AC123, you have clearance to approach the dusting brush..."

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by Pronto
Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Giant U.S. Flag On NWA Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 5488

RE: Giant U.S. Flag On NWA Livery

In response to the "Bowling Shoe" question, I think it's called that, well, because of the similarity of pattern to that of a bowling shoe... As for the U.S. flag on American aircraft, I don't believe it's mandatory because I remember Delta use to only display the flag on aircraft that worked intern...

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by Pronto
Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 7E7 - Who Will Be The Launch Customer(s)?
Replies: 39
Views: 8465

RE: Boeing 7E7 - Who Will Be The Launch Customer(s)?

I figure it will be an Asian carrier - JAL, ANA or Singapore
Like said above, the American carriers will operate it, but probably not be launch customer...

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by Pronto
Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Best Nickname : King Of The Skies?
Replies: 39
Views: 12478

RE: Airbus A380 Best Nickname : King Of The Skies?

Exactly what other people have said(most indirectly) - let's see it fly first, then start thinking of names...There are a lot of pieces to go together still and I'm not just talking about the aircraft itself...

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by Pronto
Mon Jan 19, 2004 2:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1/72 Concorde Model
Replies: 5
Views: 9517

RE: 1/72 Concorde Model

I hope it's a good model - this size should have details - complete nose visor detail, exhausts, flaps(elevons)...Decals better be good...but I'm not holding my breath until I see it...

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by Pronto
Mon Jan 19, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best/Worst Schems For777
Replies: 45
Views: 4754

RE: Best/Worst Schems For777

Best:
Saudi
Lauda
Continental

Worst:
Hands down new PIA - Leave the tail green!!!!

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by Pronto
Mon Jan 19, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA 757s Sighted In Beijing And Tokyo
Replies: 27
Views: 4416

RE: NWA 757s Sighted In Beijing And Tokyo

Hey, Continental uses 737NGs within Asia too....and doesn't United(A320s) as well?

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by Pronto
Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Help Identifying Plane
Replies: 2
Views: 4330

RE: Help Identifying Plane

It sure appears to be Grover Loening's(American) "Air Yacht" - circa 1928

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by Pronto
Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tu-334 Is Doomed
Replies: 11
Views: 4019

RE: Tu-334 Is Doomed

Is Iran still interested in it?

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by Pronto
Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Airline Model You Own
Replies: 42
Views: 26663

RE: What Is Your Favorite Airline Model You Own

I have quite a collection of 1/200 Hasegawa that I have built myself out of the box and also aftermarket decals. Some of my favourites: WestPac 737s - especially "The Broadmoor" <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-25 - I feel I did a great job with that decal and added a few "extras...

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by Pronto
Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nicest Engine Roar
Replies: 51
Views: 4080

RE: Nicest Engine Roar

Sorry, not civil, but I will never forget and love the sound of the A-10 "Warthog"

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by Pronto
Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Loudest Aircraft In The World?
Replies: 144
Views: 58800

RE: Whats The Loudest Aircraft In The World?

A Harrier hovering or taking off vertically isn't exactly quiet...
Just throwing that in...

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by Pronto
Mon Nov 03, 2003 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is This 767 Thing?
Replies: 6
Views: 4869

RE: What Is This 767 Thing?

Perhaps a mock up for cargo door trials (and handling) for KC-767....

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