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by gothamspotter
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onboard The 787 Dream Tour BOS-EWR
Replies: 22
Views: 11534

Onboard The 787 Dream Tour BOS-EWR

This past Monday, I had the opportunity to fly aboard the 787 Dream Tour plane from Boston to Newark. I've posted a report of the experience here: <a href="http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/03/flying-high-with-the-boeing-787-dream-tour" target="_blank">http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/03/f...igh-with-t...

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by gothamspotter
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Up In 787 Deliveries?
Replies: 13
Views: 9514

RE: Ramp Up In 787 Deliveries?

I don't think Boeing has said anything, but Japan Airlines says they expect to receive their first 787 by the end of this month.

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by gothamspotter
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Completes 1,000th 777, Will Go To Emirates
Replies: 23
Views: 11428

Boeing Completes 1,000th 777, Will Go To Emirates

Boeing on Friday celebrated completion of its 1,000th 777 twin-engine, wide-body airliner. The 777-300ER will soon be delivered to Emirates as A6-EGO, and bears commemorative "1,000th 777" titles on the rear of the fuselage. <a href="http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/03/boeing-celebrates-its-1000th-77...

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by gothamspotter
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Another Major Pick Up Starbucks?
Replies: 37
Views: 8445

RE: Will Another Major Pick Up Starbucks?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/fxramper" class="quote" target="_blank">fxramper</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I don't care how good the brand of any cof...

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by gothamspotter
Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FL Orlando Magic Is No More
Replies: 24
Views: 11582

RE: FL Orlando Magic Is No More

Maybe Colts 1, Ravens 1 or Brewers 1?

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by gothamspotter
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N8301J Southwest 737-800 (PICS)
Replies: 137
Views: 47414

RE: N8301J Southwest 737-800 (PICS)

First flight pics: <a href="http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/02/photos-first-southwest-airlines-boeing-737-800-takes-off/" target="_blank">http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/02/p...airlines-boeing-737-800-takes-off/</a> <a href="http://www.nycaviation.com/2012/02/photos-first-southwest-airlines-boeing-7...

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by gothamspotter
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines = Best Brand In America
Replies: 55
Views: 9198

RE: Southwest Airlines = Best Brand In America

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tugger" class="quote" target="_blank">tugger</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Here is a list of the 2012 Superbowl advertise...

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by gothamspotter
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More NYC Cuts By AA
Replies: 92
Views: 17688

RE: More NYC Cuts By AA

Has demand to AUA suffered at all following the two high-profile murders of Americans in Aruba?

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by gothamspotter
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 787 Has Indeed Been Painted
Replies: 65
Views: 31077

RE: United's 787 Has Indeed Been Painted

Those were decals, not paint. Interior that Obama toured was also temporary. More pics: <a href="http://nycaviation.com/2012/02/photos-up-close-with-the-first-painted-united-airlines-dreamliner/" target="_blank">http://nycaviation.com/2012/02/photo...ainted-united-airlines-dreamliner/</a> Also, that...

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by gothamspotter
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Launch EWR To Bozeman (BZN)?
Replies: 72
Views: 11641

RE: UA To Launch EWR To Bozeman (BZN)?

It's official, and it will be on a 737-500.

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by gothamspotter
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Boeing 747-8F And 777F Dual Delivery
Replies: 16
Views: 12310

RE: Korean Air Boeing 747-8F And 777F Dual Delivery

I think the Korean colors make most planes look better. Their blue A380s look significantly nicer than the white ones everyone else operates, IMHO.

[Edited 2012-02-07 10:10:20]

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by gothamspotter
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Boeing 747-8F And 777F Dual Delivery
Replies: 16
Views: 12310

Korean Air Boeing 747-8F And 777F Dual Delivery

Korean Air took delivery of their first Boeing 747-8 Freighter and 777 Freighter on Monday in a unique dual delivery ceremony at the Future of Flight Museum. Korean becomes the first airline to operate both types. Photos: <a href="http://nycaviation.com/2012/02/photos-korean-air-picks-up-first-boein...

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by gothamspotter
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Airports And Proposed Aqueduct Convention Ctr.
Replies: 35
Views: 3356

RE: NY Airports And Proposed Aqueduct Convention Ctr.

Genting has confirmed that they would pay for a new version of the failed "Train to the Plane" subway service, which provided an express ride from Manhattan to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> on existing subway tracks. T...

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by gothamspotter
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Inaugural To DFW!
Replies: 19
Views: 11524

RE: Emirates Inaugural To DFW!

Here are some more photos of the water cannon salute and at the press conference: http://nycaviation.com/2012/02/emira...-says-howdy-to-dallas-with-photos/

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by gothamspotter
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announces LaGuardia
Replies: 36
Views: 8257

RE: WestJet Announces LaGuardia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Did <acronym title="WestJet (Canad...

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by gothamspotter
Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-300ER IFE System - Panasonic Or Thales?
Replies: 16
Views: 10462

RE: AA 777-300ER IFE System - Panasonic Or Thales?

For what it's worth, the overhead IFE systems installed on various AA aircraft over the past few years are built by Panasonic, so there is an existing relationship.

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by gothamspotter
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Documentary On First 747-400 Delivered To BA
Replies: 63
Views: 28402

RE: BBC Documentary On First 747-400 Delivered To BA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/theginge" class="quote" target="_blank">theginge</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Only in the UK could nothing change 20 yea...

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by gothamspotter
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Crash In Burbank, CA (FAKE)
Replies: 27
Views: 28653

RE: B747 Crash In Burbank, CA (FAKE)

You can see it up close if you do the tram tour at Universal Studios.

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by gothamspotter
Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arik Air President, Execs Arrested For Tax Evasion
Replies: 17
Views: 6609

Arik Air President, Execs Arrested For Tax Evasion

The founder and president of Arik Air, Dr. Michael Arumemei-Ikhide, and three of the airline's top executives have been arrested in Nigeria for the company's evasion of over $21 million in taxes. This comes just a day after the airline became a member of the IATA, and two weeks after the airline ann...

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by gothamspotter
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2011 S.C.A.S.D Federal Grants Awarded
Replies: 41
Views: 5149

RE: 2011 S.C.A.S.D Federal Grants Awarded

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/USAirALB" class="quote" target="_blank">USAirALB</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>The reason <acronym title="Albany - Inte...

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by gothamspotter
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2011 S.C.A.S.D Federal Grants Awarded
Replies: 41
Views: 5149

RE: 2011 S.C.A.S.D Federal Grants Awarded

I can see why <acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA - New York">ALB</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> would be wanted as the region a bit south and west of Albany is being developed for major gas dril...

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by gothamspotter
Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charging A Premium For A 787 Ticket.
Replies: 58
Views: 15293

RE: Charging A Premium For A 787 Ticket.

If airlines market it correctly and the 787 cabin delivers on its comfort promises, they absolutely can charge a premium.

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by gothamspotter
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH May Sell B6 Stake; B6 In Play?
Replies: 38
Views: 11361

RE: LH May Sell B6 Stake; B6 In Play?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaverickM11" class="quote" target="_blank">MaverickM11</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Quoting enilria (Reply 11): Agreed...

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by gothamspotter
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A319 Bird Strike At LGA
Replies: 3
Views: 4071

Delta A319 Bird Strike At LGA

A Delta Shuttle flight to Boston hit a bird or birds on climbout from <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> this morning, lost an engine and diverted to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</...

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by gothamspotter
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian Airliners, How Do They Compare?
Replies: 19
Views: 12405

RE: New Russian Airliners, How Do They Compare?

Whether it's fair or not, Russian manufacturers have gotten such a bad safety rep over the years that no western airline would think about buying one unless it were politically pressured to do so, i.e. Alitalia. I can imagine US airlines buying Chinese aircraft before Russian models for similar reas...

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by gothamspotter
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WN To Announce ATL This Week
Replies: 112
Views: 16558

RE: Rumor: WN To Announce ATL This Week

The announcement will probably be more along the lines of the rebranding of AirTran as Southwest than Southwest's entry into ATL.

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by gothamspotter
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What To Do / See For Aviaton Fans In New York?
Replies: 13
Views: 9740

RE: What To Do / See For Aviaton Fans In New York?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/alberchico" class="quote" target="_blank">alberchico</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> the best place for spotting near <acr...

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by gothamspotter
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: VA Velocity FFP Points Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2678

VA Velocity FFP Points Question

Where does a point cost $0.01? I don't see anywhere to buy points.

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by gothamspotter
Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More TSA Crap
Replies: 10
Views: 4210

RE: More TSA Crap

Sounds like a bored agent looking for trouble.

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by gothamspotter
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest N/S Route Per Aircraft Type (A Vs B)
Replies: 70
Views: 12982

RE: Longest N/S Route Per Aircraft Type (A Vs B)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/trex8" class="quote" target="_blank">trex8</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>JFK-JNB is not IIRC non stop. </i></font></td>...

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by gothamspotter
Thu May 13, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Men Of "Middle Eastern Descent" Chased/questioned
Replies: 15
Views: 5185

RE: Men Of "Middle Eastern Descent" Chased/questioned

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PillowTester" class="quote" target="_blank">PillowTester</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> I think it's fairly easy to tell ...

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by gothamspotter
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About Ice & Snow Intake
Replies: 6
Views: 3897

RE: Question About Ice & Snow Intake

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B727fan" class="quote" target="_blank">B727fan</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>During the opening seen, you see the ...

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by gothamspotter
Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Polish AF Tu-154 Crash In Smolensk
Replies: 401
Views: 36914

Polish AF Tu-154 Crash In Smolensk

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/acabgd" class="quote" target="_blank">acabgd</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i>If the registration is 101 (can't really see...

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by gothamspotter
Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The World's 18 Strangest Airports
Replies: 8
Views: 7048

The World's 18 Strangest Airports

Popular Mechanics today published a list of the 18 strangest airports in the world...of course not the first list like this, and it includes many of the usual suspects, but a few interesting choices too. <a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/transportation/4346192.html" target="_blank"...

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by gothamspotter
Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Airlines Share Pilots In Emergency Situations?
Replies: 23
Views: 5204

RE: Do Airlines Share Pilots In Emergency Situations?

Union agreements would probably also prevent this from happening.

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by gothamspotter
Tue May 26, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did I See An Osprey Flying Over New York Today?
Replies: 12
Views: 10122

RE: Did I See An Osprey Flying Over New York Today?

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by gothamspotter
Mon May 11, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Crazy First Class Prices.
Replies: 10
Views: 6001

RE: Crazy First Class Prices.

When have First Class prices ever NOT been insane?

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by gothamspotter
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Demanding Daily Aircraft Routing
Replies: 24
Views: 11215

RE: Most Demanding Daily Aircraft Routing

I recently heard Spirit flies their A321s up to 6 legs/almost 20 hours a day, i.e. <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>-<acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - ...

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by gothamspotter
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should US Airlines Get Part Of The Bailout $?
Replies: 5
Views: 3173

RE: Should US Airlines Get Part Of The Bailout $?

Not going to happen, nor should it. I haven't heard any talk about the airlines wanting a piece, and the circumstances surrounding the airline industry vs. the auto industry and the banking sector are quite different. For one thing, <acronym title="Air Slovakia">GM</acronym> is on pace to lose more ...

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by gothamspotter
Mon Jul 14, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Releases First B-2 Stealth Crash Photos
Replies: 16
Views: 7414

Usaf Releases First B-2 Stealth Crash Photos

If you ever wanted to know what $1 1/2 billion would look like melted down, here it is. The ejection seats seem to have fared pretty well, though. <a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4273248.html">B-2 Stealth Bomber Crash Scene Photos: Exclusive First Look</a> [Popular Mechani...

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by gothamspotter
Wed Nov 21, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New ATC System Will Use AT&T Cell Towers
Replies: 31
Views: 4743

New ATC System Will Use AT&T Cell Towers

An interesting piece on the system being designed to replace the FAA's antiquated air traffic control system: <em><strong><a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4232577.html" target="_blank">Inside the FAA's Plan for Cellphones to Fix Holiday Air Travel</a></strong> If you're amo...

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by gothamspotter
Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Real Story Behind The F-15 Stand-Down
Replies: 70
Views: 12965

The Real Story Behind The F-15 Stand-Down

Here's a good in depth look at how and why the entire F-15 fleet is grounded, and what the Air Force is looking at as they put every one of their 700 F-15s through a 13 hour inspection process. <a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4231807.html?series=36" target=_blank>htt...

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by gothamspotter
Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MA 91 Engine Failure- Returned To JFK
Replies: 7
Views: 3049

RE: MA 91 Engine Failure- Returned To JFK

Malev, not Malaysian.

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by gothamspotter
Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 14670

Iranian President To NY: Which Aircraft?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to fly to New York, most likely JFK, tomorrow for the UN General Assembly. Does anyone know which aircraft he will be using?

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by gothamspotter
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787: Unsafe Per Whistleblower In Interview
Replies: 331
Views: 37818

RE: 787: Unsafe Per Whistleblower In Interview

Amazing...127 posts and no one has linked to the original article that goes into fine detail of this guy's credibility.  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/sarcastic.gif" alt="Yeah sure"> <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/boeingaerospace/2003889663_boeing180.html" tar...

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by gothamspotter
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta COO Jim Whitehurst Resigns
Replies: 41
Views: 6279

RE: Delta COO Jim Whitehurst Resigns

Whoever is ultimately responsible for the disaster that is <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> operation should be fired. It would seem to me that the guy in charge of op...

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by gothamspotter
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Plane Crashes That Changed Aviation
Replies: 104
Views: 23748

10 Plane Crashes That Changed Aviation

Americans practically take safe commercial flight for granted these days: out of over 50 million takeoffs over the past five years, there has been only one fatal crash (Comair flight 5191). It wasn't always this way... much of the technology that makes air travel so extraordinarily safe today has co...

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by gothamspotter
Fri Aug 31, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 Enroute To Columbus,OH From Martinique
Replies: 2
Views: 3128

RE: AN-225 Enroute To Columbus,OH From Martinique

To comply with FlightAware's engine configuration conventions (twin-jet, quad-jet, etc.), shouldn't the 225 say "sex-jet"?

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by gothamspotter
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI PR: Paint Over Name On Burned Aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 13065

RE: CI PR: Paint Over Name On Burned Aircraft

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