Search found 6796 matches

by mirrodie
Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Place To Spot In Miami?
Replies: 11
Views: 3332

RE: Best Place To Spot In Miami?

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> I just got back and loved it. I didn't get to sit and spot planes at any of the spots you mentioned but I drove by the airport a few times and my cup overfloweth!! Actually my girl's place in on Miami ...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Thu Mar 22, 2001 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Ignorant Asenger Comments
Replies: 17
Views: 1581

More Ignorant Asenger Comments

So as I stand near gate d7 and AA flt is delayed due to high winds and rain, some idiot is claiming to all her family that the reasom why they are late is because every plane has to de-ice before it takes off. AND she's crying because the plane is late and can't undertand why it would be late due to...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Thu Mar 22, 2001 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Family Site
Replies: 0
Views: 1377

American Airlines Family Site

Repeat post, but a while back I came acroos a website geared towards friends and family of AA employees that are interested in aviation careers. Does anyone have a link for it? respectfully, a nephew of 3 AA employees, (sadly, none of the web literate)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Wed Mar 21, 2001 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Place To Spot In Miami?
Replies: 11
Views: 3332

RE: Best Place To Spot In Miami?

Actaully I'm headed to MIA this weekend and was hoping someone would tell me the same. My girl is down there now and tells me she sees them all the time but she doesnt real know (or care) where the best spot would be. Please let us know. thanks  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Wed Mar 21, 2001 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

National Airlines

I heard that national airlines went chapter 11 yesterday. any truth to that and what happens to booked flights?

thanks  Big thumbs up

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sat Mar 17, 2001 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Do AA's 777's Fly?
Replies: 13
Views: 2617

Where Do AA's 777's Fly?

I hink they go NYC-Paris right? Where else do they serve? Thanks again all. PS As a follow up to my old question... This is probably more relevant to AA employees. I came across a website a while back...it was geared towards AA employees' families and their interest in aviation. being the nephew of ...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Thu Mar 15, 2001 3:57 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Confused About Gemini And Dragonwings
Replies: 7
Views: 2840

Confused About Gemini And Dragonwings

I spent an hour at the local hobby shop last week and thought I could really tell the difference between these two jets. I thought one of them was so much more detailed that they actually had the tiny "no step" notes on the wings. Which one was that? Also, is there a website listing of dragonwings? ...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Wed Mar 14, 2001 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frequent Flyer Miles
Replies: 22
Views: 4247

RE: Frequent Flyer Miles

Re: Doug, you work for American. Can't you drop me line. My aunt works for AA out of Tulsa but I have a question she can't quite answer. I'm hoping you might shed some light. Thanks.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> actually, here was my question from the l...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Tue Mar 13, 2001 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird AA Site
Replies: 0
Views: 1107

Weird AA Site

I while back, I was surfing and came upon an AA site that was geared toward family members of AA employees. It was to peak their interest in aviation. Does anyone know what site this is?

thanks

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sat Mar 10, 2001 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are US Flags Backwards On Planes?
Replies: 4
Views: 42043

RE: Why Are US Flags Backwards On Planes?

Like, DUH, ...it's so that you can tell it's an American plane when you are looking through your rearview mirror, like with ambulances!!

;-P  Nuts

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sat Mar 10, 2001 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinions On American Airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 3093

RE: Opinions On American Airlines

"they specialize in using their might to squash the competition, even in situations where the competition posts no real threat." "About there using their size and power to squash other companies, hey thats the American way. " I couldnt agree more. they just mimic what this country does worldwide.

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Fri Mar 09, 2001 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand
Replies: 24
Views: 1786

Air New Zealand

I might be taking a flight to SYD via Air New Zealand. Can someone comment on this line's service and safety please?
Thanks

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Fri Mar 09, 2001 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers VC10
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Vickers VC10

I just came acroos a book about this plane. Could anyone tell me more about it? Looks like one of those old Illushin planes. ARe any in service round the world?

Thanks. Also, please post any photos you might have.

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sun Mar 04, 2001 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK This Saturday.
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

RE: JFK /LGA/ FRG

I just got back and thanks to all for the info. The ATIS number was a little hard to listen too, but I thanks yu again for the info cause it helped. BTW, are their any websites that offer decent diagrams of runways? Also, just a note, but why did they put up that ugly bluish green fence atop the old...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Fri Mar 02, 2001 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Sequence
Replies: 1
Views: 4495

Landing Sequence

Sorry but this is my first post on this forum so I hope I am not being too repetitive. Could someone tell me where I can find info on a the landing sequence of a plane, meaning what happens upon final descent and landing? I am so intrigued by it and was wondering is there was a good web site out the...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Fri Mar 02, 2001 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK This Saturday.
Replies: 4
Views: 1251

JFK This Saturday.

Well, another question I hope you can help me with please. My friend leaves JFK for MIA this saturday morning on Delta Flt. 2335. Someone mentioned to me that the old Pan AM rooftop terrace is no longer a place to watch planes take off, as I did when I was younger. Where would be a good place for me...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Thu Mar 01, 2001 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braking Upon Landing
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

RE: Braking Upon Landing

OK, reading the posts replies, I am further intrigued... would someone take me through the landing sequence? Or should I be posting on another forum for that? Also, just a wondering but a friend of mine leaves JFK this weekend for a flight to Miami. I would like to see her jet takeoff. What would be...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sun Feb 25, 2001 6:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Realistic Aircraft Modeling
Replies: 1
Views: 3028

Realistic Aircraft Modeling

I want to model a few airliners but with some points in mind: I want to get the fullest extent of the flaps, spoiler and possibly even reverse thrust action. Are there any models out there that aim to show some of this? For instance, I'd love ot model a 747 with all it's flaps full out. Any ideas pl...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sun Feb 25, 2001 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braking Upon Landing
Replies: 9
Views: 1738

Braking Upon Landing

I've been doing some more flying lately. I hope you can tolerate my eternal Newbie questions. I watched the planes brake via reverse thrust. But I wonder, how effective are the airbrake spoilers on planes? Are they really that useful? I searched the photosite for all pics of reverse thrust and liked...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Mon Feb 05, 2001 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #1 Airline Of All Time.
Replies: 65
Views: 3713

RE: #1 Airline Of All Time.

AMerican Airlines (in my opinion  Smile )

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Mon Feb 05, 2001 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #1 Airline Of All Time.
Replies: 65
Views: 3713

RE: #1 Airline Of All Time.

AMerican Airlines (in my opinion  Smile )

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sun Feb 04, 2001 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777's +JFK +LGA
Replies: 18
Views: 2141

777's +JFK +LGA

Well, I haven't been there in 12 years but what airlines 777's fly into here. And could I get an idea of where would be the best place to see them and around what time would have the most of them? Years back, we used to go to the Pan Am(?)roof to watch the Concorde take off. Is that still a good vie...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sat Feb 03, 2001 2:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1:87 Airplanes
Replies: 1
Views: 4037

1:87 Airplanes

I know that these are rare but is anyone else here into RR modelling? I would really like to provide a market for small scale manufacturers and have them make some airliners in this scale. Anyone else out there feel the same way?

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sat Feb 03, 2001 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reverse Thrust, Aerial Photos And Spottin' Planes
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

RE: Reverse Thrust, Aerial Photos And Spottin' Planes

thanks, I'm working on it. I don;t think I'll ever be able to pick out the subtles differences while they are way up but the other tips help. As for the Reverse thrust, Rolls Royce has some decent info on it's site.

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Fri Feb 02, 2001 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Air Cruise Hawaii
Replies: 2
Views: 1463

ATA Air Cruise Hawaii

I just saw an ad for this in the paper. Supposedly it's a airline to Hawaii with extravagant service. Can anyone comment on them, as I know nothing about ATA or i't's fleet of L-1011's? I like those planes, but are they well maintained?
Thanks.

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Tue Jan 30, 2001 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reverse Thrust, Aerial Photos And Spottin' Planes
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Reverse Thrust, Aerial Photos And Spottin' Planes

Just flew a 757 RT JFK-DFW and was wondering... I intuitively know how thrust reversers work but how do they redirect air flow? I noticed the door on the pod move back as the part worked. Can someone please explain? This is out to any railorad fans in the New York area. Any one ever get aerial photo...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Tue Jan 16, 2001 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying To SYD Via AA
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

Flying To SYD Via AA

Can someone please explain? My aunt works for AA and is giving me a pass for graduation. So I figured I would try to use it to get to Australia. Having seen the AA route map, I thought I could get a trip to NRT and just fly south. But when you price it, it costs almost the same as just flying from ...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sat Jan 13, 2001 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Lateness
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

LGA Lateness

There recetly was a three page story in Newsday about flying late out of LGA. ANd how its the worst airport in the area. Are there times when it;s good to fly? Better yet, what are the worse times to fly? Please? Also, With regards to the site, I also post to a railroad .net site where you have the ...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Fri Dec 29, 2000 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY Loud Jets Left
Replies: 35
Views: 2062

How Do You Tell Them Apart?

777...767...757...most Airbuses....

On the ground, I can tell a 757 cause it's anorexic looking. But how do you tell the difference between the others? It's even harder when they are in the air.

Looking towards your expertise. Mario

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Fri Dec 29, 2000 3:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In Dire Need Of Aerials Photos
Replies: 1
Views: 3563

In Dire Need Of Aerials Photos

I am looking to see if you or anyone you know has aerial photos taken in NY, above the Long Island Railroad's Diesel train facility at Morris Park and Richmond Hill. These are both within 10 minutes of JFK. I need real life mapping of the tracks there. I hope you or someone you know can help. Please...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Fri Dec 29, 2000 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY Loud Jets Left
Replies: 35
Views: 2062

RE: ANY Loud Jets Left

great topic. would any one be willing to show me good footage of dc9's in action and 707's? I'm too young to have heard them. Also, for years, I always thought that the super 80 and dc-9 were one in the same. How are they different? love the site!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif">

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Fri Dec 29, 2000 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANY Loud Jets Left
Replies: 35
Views: 2062

RE: ANY Loud Jets Left

great topic. would any one be willing to show me good footage of dc9's in action and 707's? I'm too young to have heard them. Also, for years, I always thought that the super 80 and dc-9 were one in the same. How are they different? love the site!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif">

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Thu Dec 28, 2000 8:08 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Fly 2 K
Replies: 1
Views: 1754

Fly 2 K

Well, after having a storm last week that blew a power surge and killed our computers, we got a computer yesterday and one of the gifts I got was Fly 2 K. Could anyone please tell me about the game? I think it's cool, but I have yet to try Flight sim 2000. So I have no avenue for comparison. I can c...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Wed Dec 20, 2000 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying As A Dependent
Replies: 0
Views: 1255

Flying As A Dependent

Does anyone had stories about that? I consider myself lucky to have an aunt working in the industry. Sometimes I'll get a ticket from her, but when you read the fine print, the ticket tells you to basically sit down and shut up and let no one know that you are an employee/dependant of the airline(in...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Wed Dec 20, 2000 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airline Commercials!
Replies: 31
Views: 1877

RE: Best Airline Commercials!

anywhere on the net where we can view these please?

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Tue Dec 19, 2000 9:18 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2000 Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2974

FS2000 Help

I have never had a PC flight sim before so I wanted to turn to all of you for help. If I were to get Flight sim 2000, is it a good all encompassing game? What I aim for in the game is lots of palnes and jets to fly and graphics. Please leave me any info possible.

thanks, Mario

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Tue Dec 19, 2000 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde To Fly Again!
Replies: 7
Views: 390

RE: Concorde To Fly Again!

Hey, does anyone want to meet up at JFK for the first departure and/or arrival? A small airliners net soiree if you will? I'd really be up for that.

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Tue Dec 12, 2000 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Ad On Fox
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

British Airways Ad On Fox

I saw it on the Fox Sports Network. A BA ad taking place in a space station. Towards the end of it, you begin to hear some opera-like music in the background. Can anyone PLEASE help me in identifying the tune? I would be so thankful.

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sat Dec 09, 2000 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beautiful Boeings.
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Beautiful Boeings.

Thanks fellas for answering my last post so quickly. I really learn a lot on this site. Growing up around JFK was great but I havent been back to the old town in years. Whats a good place to get great views of planes taking off there nowadays? We used to go to the top of the PanAm (?) building. Also...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sat Dec 09, 2000 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I've Always Wondered
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

I've Always Wondered

Is there a purpose to Touch and Goes or it is just a mark of pilots skill. Also, it it possible for an airliner to do a barrel roll? Like a 747? I have loved airliners all my life ( as well as trains, but thats another story) so I have often wondered these things. Sorry though if I sound like a fool...

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Fri Dec 08, 2000 10:54 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight Sim
Replies: 1
Views: 1756

Flight Sim

Two things actually: First, is this the best simulator for the PC put there? I have never had a PC and I'm dying to get an all inclusive one, so is this worth it? Are there others I should look into?

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sat Dec 02, 2000 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MTV Video With Older Jet
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

MTV Video With Older Jet

Anyone see a viseo on MTV called "bird of Prey" by Fatboy Slim? They use an older jet in it, looks as if it might be Grumman. Can anyone please tell me what it wight be? I think it was used in either Nam or Korea.

thanks.

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sun May 21, 2000 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pushin TIN And Flight Sims
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

Pushin TIN And Flight Sims

IN the PUSHIN TIN flick, when they thrown off the tarmac after the 747 flies over them..... is that what would really happen? Just a thought.

Also, I am looking for info on real and PC flight sims. any ideas anyone?

thanks

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sun May 21, 2000 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avaition Fantasies
Replies: 37
Views: 1746

RE: Avaition Fantasies

I agree with Dnalor. I want to get a 747, split the cost with a few guys and just fly

My other fantasy is to go to the cockpit to find my baby flying it. Man, I'd just put that thing on auto pilot and open up her hangar and full thottle!!!

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Sat May 20, 2000 2:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: About Flight Simulators
Replies: 0
Views: 2539

About Flight Simulators

Hi, I am very new at this but I really want a good sim. Prefereably one where I can fly some airliners and some private jets. I am really lost here and just want to get into it. Could anybody be so kind as to email me at the above username @aol and let me know of some great software? thanks

Jump to post
by mirrodie
Wed Apr 19, 2000 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying A 747
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Flying A 747

well, I was going to go to Embry-Riddle, but ended up in med school. I am new to this forum and have a question but i don't know how to get to the gist. Please bear with me. I've always wanted to fly that bird but how? Are they any really great simulators out there? As I said, I am just staring to j...

Jump to post