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by northstardc4m
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.
Replies: 18
Views: 1586

Re: Any watch nerds here? Need some advice.

Those are... well... both good watches.

Personally I'd get the Rolex just for the value retention...And if it's the better feeling watch that is by far the biggest factor to me.

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by northstardc4m
Thu May 23, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet pilot's eyes burned by green laser light while flying into Orlando
Replies: 12
Views: 2362

Re: WestJet pilot's eyes burned by green laser light while flying into Orlando

That's not some little laser pointer, how big of a laser would you need to light up the cockpit like that? Green (and Blue as well) handheld lasers are available for many purposes... Astronomy, Construction, Surveying, Laser Light Shows, etc... some are powerful enough to have a visible beam so are...

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by northstardc4m
Tue May 21, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video

The JFK-MIA segments were operated as change of gauge tags, L10 or AB3 usually... 757 might of later on as well.



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by northstardc4m
Mon May 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video

The MIA-LGW route was transferred to sister Texas air Corp carrier CO along with a DC-10. Eastern used the remaining DC-10s to operate MIA-EZE-SCL which switched to MIA-GIG-EZE. Apparently they also operated on LAX-MIA-GIG route. 0494288 One thing I've never seen before, B206? on the NG doors? East...

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by northstardc4m
Mon May 20, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video
Replies: 17
Views: 3137

Re: Airliners Past: Eastern Airlines DC-10-30 video

N390EA was rare, only stuck around about 6 months, sold to CO after MIA-MAD plans dropped. N391EA and N392EA were "sold" to CO in 1990. The vid of N391EA at the begining is from 90 or maybe late 89, after 391 got some updates to it's colors (blue nose). One thing I've never seen before, B2...

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by northstardc4m
Fri May 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2181

Re: RIP I. M. Pei 1917-2019

"The architect who hated the right angle" as I heard him refered to on TV just now, and I guess that is at least partially true, he seemed to like triangles, arcs, hexagons etc... He made some very impressive buildings in his time, a true giant of 20th century architecture. It's a pity mos...

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by northstardc4m
Fri May 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 8078

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

From the damage I'd guess front of truck hit nose, spin hit prop and back of truck spun into tail. The front of the truck is facing away from the plane with damage to the cab area. Plane probably yawed right from first impact and made hte second impact. My guess anyways... Also can't quite read the ...

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by northstardc4m
Mon May 06, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MSNBC -VS - Fox News
Replies: 18
Views: 1342

Re: MSNBC -VS - Fox News

As a Canadian I get a bit of a different view of us media than some... But I will say this I wouldn't trust any of the big 3 us news networks. My observations are this: CNN is opportunistic... They will report the facts more or less fully for a few minutes an hour but will then spend hours upon hour...

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by northstardc4m
Sat May 04, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4024

Re: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

There's one that has been sitting in YYZ on the North ramp for months as well. They're probably connected in some way. I've been told that one now belongs to one of the schools and will be moved to an off airport location this summer Along with the CRJ that is there with it. I actually thought it w...

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by northstardc4m
Sat May 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4024

Re: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

N766UA wrote:
Seems to me YHZ is a good jumping off point for airplanes headed downrange to, say, a new life in Africa?
Sure but leaving them sitting at a cold very wet airport for 3 months? Seems like that's not the idea.

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by northstardc4m
Sat May 04, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What to expect on Carnival Imagination?
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: What to expect on Carnival Imagination?

If you've been on other carnival ships the Fantasy class will be similar for you... A bit smaller and some of the on board features are lacking obviously but they are not bad since they got rebuilt a few years back. For longer onf them, the Fascination does 7 days out of San juan right now, same cru...

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by northstardc4m
Sat May 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s
Replies: 12
Views: 4024

Re: A gathering of ex UA Express Dash-8s

I had assumed Chorus/Jazz had acquired those either for replacement of higher time frames or as parts for the rebuild program... But they have been there for weeks now if not longer... YHZ Seems like a horrible choice for aircraft storage?

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 363141

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I give it a C... boring, white, uninspired.

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by northstardc4m
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3599

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

Looks typically American flag pride in your face... The US seems to sticks flags on everything.

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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 3765

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

Swift Air runs the 737s, Eastern is all 767s... they operate 2 separate brands. Swift has one of the ex-EA 738s, N276EA, the rest were all returned to lessors. Basically, this is what happened: Swift Air bought Dynamic but kept the separate operation Swift Air bought Eastern Air Lines and merged the...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing
Replies: 16
Views: 3765

Re: Question about Eastern Airlines Operating for Sunwing

They have been flying 2-3 767-200s/-300s at a time (the exact ones have been changed out a couple times) for Sunwing since the MAX grounding. Besides all Y can't tell you much... though it IS 2-3-2 not 2-4-2. Right now N703KW and N706KW are doing the flights, both ex-QF 767-336ERs (RB.211 powered) I...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1/200 Model Planes
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: 1/200 Model Planes

My Humbler opinion...

Cathay
China southern
Singapore



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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20694

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Reclining is an option for comfort. The people in front of me almost always recline, so why shouldn't I as well? Hundreds of flights and I could care less if the person in front of me reclines, they bought the damn seat. I don't like it when people close the shades(outside of bad sun glare at cruis...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20694

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

Reclining is an option for comfort. The people in front of me almost always recline, so why shouldn't I as well? Hundreds of flights and I could care less if the person in front of me reclines, they bought the damn seat. I don't like it when people close the shades(outside of bad sun glare at cruis...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20694

Re: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet

None of that qualifies as advertised... They may have information on it but that's not advertising. All those info graphics can be changed without any repercussions. Advertising however has rules about it. That's an important difference. If you want to say the airline has information on it in their ...

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by northstardc4m
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 20694

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Planetalk wrote:
This is just getting silly. Airlines advertise recline as a feature. '


Really? Please I want to see and advert from the last 5 years advertising recline in economy from any of the US majors?

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by northstardc4m
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Past and present tail registration sequences for major global carriers

Air Canada C-GAGx: 747-200 and 747-400 Combi C-FIxx/C-FNxx: 777-200LR and 777-300ER C-FMxx: 767-300ER (original AC 767s, transferred to Rouge) C-GHxx: 767-300ER (leased from GECAS) C-GAGx also had the L1011-500s C-FTLx and C-FTMx were the DC-9s C-FTNx L1011-1/100 C-GAAx was some of the 727-200s C-F...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 3023

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

It’s a shame it didn’t succeed . Wasn’t it a replacement for the 748 which was a success? Not a replacement, it was evolved from the HS748, but was larger overall so not really a good replacement. Yes, a replacement. (unless you really want to quibble over an 8.7% increase in MTOW, and 64 pax inste...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Aerospace ATP/J61
Replies: 25
Views: 3023

Re: British Aerospace ATP/J61

f4f3a wrote:
It’s a shame it didn’t succeed . Wasn’t it a replacement for the 748 which was a success?


Not a replacement, it was evolved from the HS748, but was larger overall so not really a good replacement.

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by northstardc4m
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus
Replies: 27
Views: 4038

Re: Effects of Trump tariffs on Airbus

this is all bluster. He is looking for a better trade deal and a settlement. Otherwise, the market will react and then Trump will double down on more. Trade wars are bad on everyone. Unfortunately with this admin, my fixed version of your statement is more likely from previous trade "negotiati...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: GPS Rollover incidents
Replies: 18
Views: 2952

Re: GPS Rollover incidents

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Yeah, it happens. There’s been other rollover effects with dates and times. It’s fixed with a NOTAM and a procedure. No one goes back in time. Yawn.

GF


Well dang... and here I was hoping to go back and make a fortune in BitCoin! :P

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by northstardc4m
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6209

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

They've operated the 200, 300, 500, 700, 800, MAX 8, and soon MAX 7. As well as the small 727 fleet leased from Braniff. They also operated a few Super 80 when they acquired Muse Air.... way way back in the 80's Muse also flew DC-9-50s... but they never entered the WN fleet, the MD80s were "tr...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4522

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Do cruise ships have windows/portholes under the waterline, so you can see sharks and octopuses* and whales? *gross No. Not passenger areas either usually... Deck 0 is waterline, lowest deck in the "passenger area" of most ships is 3 or 4, and even then that's usually just the gangway are...

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by northstardc4m
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks
Replies: 44
Views: 12972

Re: Air Transat first A321LR to be delayed by four to six weeks

It will be great to see the A321LR NEO in service and performing never before seen feats. This is the most significant new airplane in years, opening a new market sector (as does A220, at least for the modern era). It will be interesting to see what happens. The most significant new airplane in yea...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules against Boeing and US.
Replies: 22
Views: 5803

WTO rules against Boeing and US.

https://www.dw.com/en/wto-rules-against ... a-48105904

And the knives keep getting longer for Boeing.

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https://www.dw.com/en/wto-rules-against ... a-48105904

And the knives keep getting longer for Boeing.

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by northstardc4m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How well would a swept forward wing airliner work theoretically?
Replies: 19
Views: 3392

Re: How well would a swept forward wing airliner work theoretically?

The X-29 demonstrator found that while there were small improvements in efficiency, the tradeoff was massive control issues, for example the inboard wing would stall at relatively low AOA and pilots reported many "washing machines" aka uncommanded rolls, some quite sudden. Now granted the ...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 43
Views: 3904

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

Jazz Air has some Dash 8s that are over 30, so does Air Creebec and probably others... First Air, Air North, Nolinor and Air Inuit all have 30+ year old 737-200s Some of Air Transat's A310s are over 30 We Canadian's keep our planes longer than most apparently! First Air got rid of their 737-200's a...

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by northstardc4m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service
Replies: 43
Views: 3904

Re: 30+ Year Old Aircraft in Scheduled Passenger Service

Jazz Air has some Dash 8s that are over 30, so does Air Creebec and probably others...

First Air, Air North, Nolinor and Air Inuit all have 30+ year old 737-200s

Some of Air Transat's A310s are over 30

We Canadian's keep our planes longer than most apparently!

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by northstardc4m
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest
Replies: 15
Views: 2151

Re: What MLB Team Flies the Farthest

Part of the reason that Tampa flies so much is because of how far they are from the rest of their division who they play the most games against, the AL East, the other 4 teams (Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles) are all the way up the coast. The Rays are kind ...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ilyushin Il-62 range
Replies: 8
Views: 3414

Re: Ilyushin Il-62 range

IL-62M still air service range is about 5400nm... quite a bit more than the 727-200ADV (2550nm)

DME-CCS is 5381nm... tight but they may have stopped at or come from a military base closer to CCS. Murmansk for example would shave 300nm off.

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by northstardc4m
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed
Replies: 46
Views: 7746

Re: EA (v3.0) site updated; new livery revealed

The Swift livery is a massive improvement over the original Dynamic livery, though. I'd have been ok with the Swift livery in EA titles remaining, if they'd: o Gotten the goddamn Swift logo off the tail o Had the Falcon facing the right way on both sides of the aircraft (always precedes the "E...

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by northstardc4m
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks
Replies: 41
Views: 2664

Re: The Need To Cut Back On Sugary Drinks

May I recommend Zevia if you want a soda replacement... Stevia extract sweetened... 0 everything (Cal's sodium fat etc) and 5 to 7 ingredients all natural. Multiple flavors... Just don't expect them to taste exactly like their soda equivalent... Root beer and ginger ale are close, the cola isn't cok...

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by northstardc4m
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What was your experience with online dating?
Replies: 40
Views: 3047

Re: What was your experience with online dating?

Worked for me *taps wedding ring* :yes:

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by northstardc4m
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47962

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA ... /KMCO/KMCO


Just caught a TV news blurb about it, apparently they had an engine fail during initial climb and returned to MCO.
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FlyingElvii wrote:
Looks like Southwest had a Return-to-field on a Victorville-bound Max this afternoon:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA ... /KMCO/KMCO


Just caught a TV news blurb about it, apparently they had an engine fail during initial climb and returned to MCO.

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by northstardc4m
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4522

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Not all cruises are Caribbean party boats. You get what you pay for. Go on an economic cruise like a Carnival cruise, and it's likely going to be party all the time. Go on a more expensive cruise like Princess or Holland America, and it'll likely be slower paced. Go for luxury (Seabourn, Cunard) an...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
Replies: 21
Views: 5678

Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

Thanks again for the info, do you know when the last Classic was retired ? Interesting they had quite a few ex Pan Am aircraft I don't have the last retirement date, i think it was around 2009. A lot of the Pan Am 747 fleet got Side Cargo Doors as part of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet program (CRAF) ...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
Replies: 21
Views: 5678

Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

sorry not OAGs, JPAFs....

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by northstardc4m
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
Replies: 21
Views: 5678

Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

Well my OAGs disagree... they had 12 -100s but the rest is correct. 12 747-100s: N671UP 123F N672UP 123F N673UP 123F N674UP 123F N675UP 123F N676UP 123F N677UP 121F N681UP 121F N682UP 121F N683UP 121F N690UP 121F N691UP 121F 3 747-SR46(F): N680UP N688UP N689UP 9 747-200F N520UP 212B(SF) N521UP 212B(...

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by northstardc4m
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
Replies: 21
Views: 5678

Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

As I recall 10 100s, 11 200s and the 3 SRs... I'll try to dig out an old jpaf tomorrow and confirm... None of the online sources match up exactly so I'll check something more period.

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by northstardc4m
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and it’s classic 747’s
Replies: 21
Views: 5678

Re: UPS and it’s classic 747’s

Ups acquired the American Freighter 747-123f fleet from AA in 84/85... then 3 747SR-Fs from evergreen and added the ex FT ex FedEx fleet when FedEx retired them around 91.

They later picked up a few 200s into the late 90s.

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by northstardc4m
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham Michigan 1968
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Birmingham Michigan 1968

It probably was what became Oakland County-Troy Airport... in 1968 it was "Berz" on nav charts but it never had that code... 68 no idea, 77 it had 7D2, and 2005 became VLL Wouldn't be the first time that an airline used a non-existant code internally. It is just outside Birmingham's town l...

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by northstardc4m
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplaneski: 1995 Documentary - Aviation in Russia
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Airplaneski: 1995 Documentary - Aviation in Russia

Yes I remember it... interesting little view into the Post-USSR newly Capitalist based airline system in Russia.

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by northstardc4m
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies?
Replies: 29
Views: 3564

Re: Hobbies?

Watches
Pinball
Artistic Photography
Basketball
Baseball
Flightsim development
Airline Diecast models

and commercial aviation of course

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