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by N863DA
Mon May 29, 2000 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline To Avoid Major Aiports!
Replies: 12
Views: 2332

DHC-8-Q400

If I were to start an airline like this, if I had to choose a turboprop airliner, it would be the DeHavilland Canada DHC-8-Q400. Given the choice however, I might consider using the Canadair Jet or even the Boeing 717. But, for all that, the prop of choice would definately be the Q400. And, for rout...

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by N863DA
Mon May 29, 2000 5:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Airline To Avoid Major Airports!
Replies: 8
Views: 2984

The DHC-8-400

If I were to start an airline like this, if I had to choose a turboprop airliner, it would be the DeHavilland Canada DHC-8-Q400. Given the choice however, I might consider using the Canadair Jet or even the Boeing 717. But, for all that, the prop of choice would definately be the Q400. And, for rout...

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by N863DA
Thu May 25, 2000 12:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Murder Rate: London Vs Washington And US Cities
Replies: 7
Views: 6229

Yikes

Yikes; A major part of my argument is groundless! I will go and find out the exact books I got my figures from - the book in Atlanta I may have to conceed may have been influenced by the NRA. I don't know what went wrong. I apologize for that and I will go & find out, and return with the information...

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by N863DA
Tue May 23, 2000 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Million Mom March
Replies: 78
Views: 2620

RE: The Million Mom March

Brissie_Lions, I apologize if I made my point unclear, I was not moaning about the Anglican church in general; I was moaning about the Anglican church <b>in the United Kingdom.</b> They just seem to be trying to appeal to everyone by saying nothing and hoping that it doesn't offend anyone. I am, how...

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by N863DA
Tue May 23, 2000 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Million Mom March
Replies: 78
Views: 2620

RE: London

Nicolaki, You say you feel safe in London; I feel safe in Atlanta, Detroit or Los Angeles (I conveniently omit Washington as I have been there only twice) and don't think twice about it. Nor do I feel threatened in London, and I spend quite a time there per year... or at least did until last month....

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by N863DA
Mon May 22, 2000 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Million Mom March
Replies: 78
Views: 2620

To Brissie_Lions

To answer your questions you pose in your first of the two posts: 1) Give or take unlimited access - at least to my own weapons. 2) We have shotguns, rifles and handguns. 3) Yes I have had training in the use of handguns and shotguns. 4) No I do not have a criminal record. 5) I doubt that I am menta...

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by N863DA
Mon May 22, 2000 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Million Mom March
Replies: 78
Views: 2620

Matt D I Am Behind You All The Way

Can I just add my two cents to the fire; I am behind Matt D all the way here. It's a constitutional right. Take London - the death (and accidental death) rates there are just as bad there as they are back home in the United States. In fact, they are worse in London than in Atlanta, Detroit, Los Ange...

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by N863DA
Sun May 21, 2000 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best US Airline/Best US Airport
Replies: 29
Views: 3218

RE: Best US Airline/Best US Airport

The best US airline is far and away Delta Air Lines. They have far and away the best coverage on the east coast, with USAirways coming a close second on both counts. The best airport is Atlanta William B Hartsfield International - well organized, easy to get around, and it's sort of my home airport!...

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by N863DA
Tue May 16, 2000 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unknown Airline - Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

Me Thinks This Is What You Saw

I think this is what you saw: JMC Airlines (the lessor of the plane above) <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=79271" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/j/jmc_a320_cvyg.gif" ALT="Click here for full size ph...

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by N863DA
Sun May 14, 2000 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should DL/CO/NW/US Get Access To Heathrow?
Replies: 36
Views: 4470

Fair? Heathrow - Fair? I Don't Think So!

I don't mean to sound anything reminiscent of sensible here, but the situation at Heathrow is anything but fair, and I am not just talking about United States airlines, but every forgeign airline (to the UK) that exists. The <b><i><u>BIG</b></i></u> difference between all the airports in the United ...

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by N863DA
Sun May 14, 2000 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Longest Domestic Flight
Replies: 18
Views: 3209

RE: The Longest Domestic Flight

Unless there is a flight from New York, it may well be Delta flight DL53, Atlanta Hartsfield to Honolulu non-stop, 4501 miles, and 9:20hrs in duration, operated by L-1011 aircraft.

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by N863DA
Sat May 13, 2000 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats's Your Favourite Ship?
Replies: 18
Views: 2130

747-600X & The Mauretania

747-600X, What you have seen is a picture of the Mauretania that was painted to hang above the Electric Fireplace in the Tourist Class Smoking Room on the RMS Queen Mary by Charles Pears. It depicts the RMS Mauretania sailing to Rosyth in Scotland to be broken up on July 4th 1935. The masts had to b...

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by N863DA
Sat May 13, 2000 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Plane Able To Operate From 6,000ft?
Replies: 14
Views: 11297

McDonnell Douglas C-17

Well, in reality, a fully-loaded McDonnell Douglas / Boeing C-17 (or MD-17 in its civilian guise) can take off with full fuel in 1,200 feet on a good day. It's an amazing sight to behold... I saw it at the UK's Farnborough Airshow. That must be the most impressive wide-body (or any bar the Harrier) ...

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by N863DA
Sat May 13, 2000 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Is Bigger:
Replies: 1
Views: 1614

The MD-11

Long story short, the MD-11 is basically what was originally the DC-10-60 - a stretched DC-10-30. The basic airframe was stretched by 18 feet 8 inches. Obviously airframe, engines, avionics were all upgraded. But the MD-11 is bigger, but almost 20 feet. Hope this helps. <b>FLY DELTA JETS</b> N863DA.

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by N863DA
Sat May 13, 2000 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats's Your Favourite Ship?
Replies: 18
Views: 2130

RE: Whats's Your Favourite Ship?

All ships, with the exception of RMS Queen Mary, pale in comparison with the <i>United States</i>. Now she must be the greatest liner afloat. (At last I heard, in 1997 she was indeed still afloat in Philadelphia) She has never been beaten in speed by any liner before or since. The Queen Mary was the...

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by N863DA
Fri May 12, 2000 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Is Everyone From?
Replies: 107
Views: 2803

RE: Where Is Everyone From?

City: 120 miles south-west of Tallahassee
State: Florida
Country: United States of America

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by N863DA
Fri May 12, 2000 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-X "Humpback Of Mukilteo"
Replies: 7
Views: 3873

The Humpback Of Mukilteo

The 'Humpback of Mukilteo' was conceived at the same time as airlines required the aircraft that eventually became the 777. The was roughly the length of what is now the 767-400ER, with a 747 type hump that started half way down the fuselage, and went all the way to the empenage, with 3-3 seating on...

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by N863DA
Wed May 10, 2000 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Could Join AF/DL Alliance:-O
Replies: 20
Views: 2985

Oh Dear Me...

I checked the web site that the thing is quoted to come from, and I turned up this: UPDATE 1-British Airways denies plans to leave Oneworld PARIS, May 9 (Reuters) - British Airways denied on Tuesday it planned to leave the Oneworld alliance after a French newspaper report said the airline could soon...

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by N863DA
Wed May 10, 2000 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Could Join AF/DL Alliance:-O
Replies: 20
Views: 2985

Just My $0.02

My two cents are that: If this goes ahead, it would be the best alliance of all time. Delta is enormous on both sides of the United States, and, in a couple of years will become a very important player (if not the most dominant) on the Southeastern US - South / Central America routes. BA is far and ...

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by N863DA
Sun May 07, 2000 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poll: Best East Coast Hub, Airline To LHR/Europe?
Replies: 19
Views: 768

Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport

For one airline's operations, you cannot beat Delta Air Lines out of Atlanta, and, to a lesser extent, New York Kennedy. Delta serves more cities in Europe than some of the major transatlantic airlines put together. Atlanta Hartsfield is a nice airport with loads of facilities for everyone, and has ...

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by N863DA
Sun May 07, 2000 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Routes Have You Flown Most Frequently?
Replies: 39
Views: 3143

RE: Which Routes Have You Flown Most Frequently?

Delta Air Lines: L-1011/MD-11/B777 service Atlanta-London Gatwick five times round-trip per year since 1989. B737/MD-88 service Tallahassee-Atlanta about eight or nine times round trip per year since 1989. I have a very boring existence... only flown another airline once, and that was when we got di...

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by N863DA
Thu May 04, 2000 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cockpit Cameras
Replies: 53
Views: 6600

RE: Cockpit Cameras

As Buff states, the reason the FAA want cameras in the cockpit is for exactly the same reason that the CVR and DFDR are there now; Neither of these pieces of equipment help the plane fly any better, or help the pilots in times of need, but they are there merely as an assistance (and usually the sing...

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by N863DA
Thu May 04, 2000 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things That Annoy Me.....
Replies: 62
Views: 2744

My Post Refers To Matt D's Post....

My post refers to Matt D's post... not the one between his and mine.

People don't seem to appreciate that the US saved Western Europe - and they should be greatful. Ha! Like that would ever happen.

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by N863DA
Thu May 04, 2000 2:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things That Annoy Me.....
Replies: 62
Views: 2744

I Think We Are On The Same Wavelength...

1. They do it all the time! 2. I just hang up when this happens. 3. When they've usually been standing in line for twenty minutes. 4. That's just plain dumb. 5. They work at McDonalds - you can't expect miracles. 6. You won't catch me doing this even with a gun pointed to my head. (I mean disrespect...

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by N863DA
Mon May 01, 2000 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do The Letters KLM Mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 7571

KLM Stands For:

KLM stands for (correctly spelled  )

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij

aka Royal Dutch Airlines.

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by N863DA
Mon May 01, 2000 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777's
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

American Flt. 191

One of the little facts of the crash of American flight 191 was that there was a camera in the cockpit filming everything that went on on takeoff. This meant that the passengers saw <b>everything</b> that happened - as it was pumped onto the screens in the cabin at that time - from the pushing forwa...

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by N863DA
Mon May 01, 2000 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777's
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

AA191

AA191 was American Airlines flight 191 on a DC-10 on a summer afternoon flight from Chicago to Los Angeles in July 1979 that had its engine fall off on take-off; the plane then flipped over on its back and hit the ground & burst into flames... killing all 273 passengers on board. It caused the DC-10...

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by N863DA
Mon May 01, 2000 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost Of First Class Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 3022

Keystone Aviation

If you are seriously thinking about buying some seats, then I suggest you look into <a href="http://www.keystoneaviation.com" target=_blank>http://www.keystoneaviation.com</a> They are in Opa Locka, near Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and sell all types of seats - to both airlines and the general public. Unfor...

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by N863DA
Mon May 01, 2000 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Kind Of Car(s) Do You Or Your Family Drive?
Replies: 31
Views: 2478

RE: What Kind Of Car(s) Do You Or Your Family Drive?

Me: 1996 Dodge Dakota
Mom: 1992 Isuzu Trooper
Dad: 1995 Geo Tracker

But hopefully in about ten years (when flying Delta 757s or something) I will replace my Dakota with a RAM 2500 Quad Cab...

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by N863DA
Mon May 01, 2000 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta/AF Member
Replies: 15
Views: 2033

Virgin Atlantic's Ownership

Virgin is <b><i><u>NOT</b></i></u> owned 49% by Swissair. Anything but. But however, you are right in that 49% is owned by a foreign airline - Singapore Airlines. And as Singapore is now going to be part of STAR then it highly unlikely that Virgin would join a competing alliance... (altho in SQ's pa...

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by N863DA
Fri Apr 28, 2000 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Weird Trend For The 777
Replies: 24
Views: 2619

I Hate To Knitpick But...

I hate to knitpick, but strictly speaking some of the flights you described happened the other way round... the first revenue UAL 777 flight was <b>from</b> London Heathrow to Washington DC. the first Delta 777 was from Gatwick <b>to</b> Atlanta. the first BA 777 flight was from Paris <b>to</b> Lond...

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by N863DA
Wed Apr 26, 2000 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking For Combi Info
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Info For Boeing / MDC Jetliners:

For information on Boeing and McDonnell Douglas jetliners, their web site contains a multitude of PDF files - nine on each aircraft... and within these PDFs are information on Passengers, Freighter (where applicable) and Combi variants of the aircraft, along with performance specs. <a href="http://w...

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by N863DA
Tue Apr 25, 2000 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Posh Spice And British Airways
Replies: 13
Views: 3390

Warsaw Convention

The Warsaw Convention declares that liability for airlines' lost / damaged / destroyed luggage is equivalent to $9.07 per pound ($20 per kilogram) or the actual value of the contents of the bags thereof, whichever is less.

Just a little piece of info!
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by N863DA
Tue Apr 25, 2000 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines To Russia
Replies: 9
Views: 3789

RE: US Airlines To Russia

Delta Air Lines is the only carrier that flies from the United States to Russia. They have a daily flight from New York Kennedy to SVO. Other than this, all USA-Russia flights are operated by Aeroflot Russian International Airlines. I don't know why this is, however. BTW: If you search back a few we...

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by N863DA
Mon Apr 24, 2000 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Expression
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

To Add A Little Humor To The Thread:

A little humor concerning VASIs: If the lights are white, you are too high. This isn't dangerous, but the passengers won't be getting off as early as they might like. If the lights are red, then you are too low. This is a bit dangerous, but if you see the lights early enough you can do something abo...

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by N863DA
Sun Apr 23, 2000 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-400
Replies: 18
Views: 2654

KLM 777, I Don't Mean To Knitpick, But...

I don't mean to knitpick, but not <b>all</b> 767s have overwing emergency exits. Agreed, the good proportion of them do, but, as an example, British Airways 767-300s don't have the overwings: <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=77161" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvet...

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by N863DA
Sun Apr 23, 2000 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM B747-400 Names
Replies: 11
Views: 3404

Why Would They At B744 Atlanta?

Why would there be a 747-400 called 'Atlanta'?

As far as I recall, every time I have ever seen KLM planes in Atlanta, (they get in around 2pm do they not?) they are always 767-300ERs. I have never seen a KLM 747 in Atlanta.

Can anyone enlighten me?



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by N863DA
Sun Apr 23, 2000 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Funny Joke...
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

What's With All The Mudslinging?

What's with all the mudslinging about nationalities? I have met Londoners, New Yorkers, Parisians and others that are all nice people... yes there is such as thing as a complement. And, altho I am very biased, (I come from Tallahassee, FL) for what it's worth, I believe that you can't beat the charm...

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by N863DA
Sun Apr 23, 2000 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Really Pack In Their Seats
Replies: 21
Views: 2826

While I Hate To Admit It,

While I hate to admit it, I would have to say that the most cramped configurations in Coach that I have been on were a British Airways 747-200 in the aft-coach section, and the new 777s that Delta has had delivered. In BusinessElite, the 777 in Delta service is unsurpassed. But in Coach, the 777s ar...

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