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by norcal
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If The 787 Fails?
Replies: 60
Views: 8691

RE: What If The 787 Fails?

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by norcal
Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Time On Frontier
Replies: 10
Views: 3505

RE: First Time On Frontier

Frontier is a great Airline. I got the best connections from <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and at the best price, $271 round trip (I ordered this abou...

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by norcal
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peaking Of World Oil Production - A Crisis?
Replies: 302
Views: 13056

RE: Peaking Of World Oil Production - A Crisis?

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by norcal
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If The A-380 Fails?
Replies: 123
Views: 14840

RE: What If The A-380 Fails?

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by norcal
Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If The A-380 Fails?
Replies: 123
Views: 14840

RE: What If The A-380 Fails?

Airbus won't go out of business, the EU won't let them. They would write of the debt for the A380. It would be far cheaper to do this than to have all of the airbus employees become unemployed all of the sudden. We would give Boeing chapter 11 bankruptcy protection if Boeing were to be at financial ...

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by norcal
Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Boeing 737-100 Retired....
Replies: 49
Views: 14787

RE: Last Boeing 737-100 Retired....

Hmmm I could be wrong, but I believe I saw a 737-100 at our airport the other day. It was a chartered flight for our school's basketball team. Our school has a 737-200 parked on our ramp, so I had something to compare the chartered plane to. I did see it from a distance, but it looked lower to the g...

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by norcal
Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Than 80 A380s For Emirates!
Replies: 153
Views: 19740

RE: More Than 80 A380s For Emirates!

Interesting post Lephron.....you are definately the eternal optimist, and a big dreamer. (But I guess most engineers do dream big)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/optimist.gif" alt="optimist" border=0>  I respect the fact that you offer logical arguments and back them up with data...

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by norcal
Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Than 80 A380s For Emirates!
Replies: 153
Views: 19740

RE: More Than 80 A380s For Emirates!

Another 40!!!! Holy crap, that is amazing and very good for Airbus. How is <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> going to afford all of this? I know they have tons of oil money, but this seems a little excessive. Does <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acron...

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by norcal
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Tried "1st Class Sleeper"?
Replies: 25
Views: 4586

RE: Anyone Tried "1st Class Sleeper"?

You're better off putting the $50 to an upgraded seat. That thing looks ridiculous

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by norcal
Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The 744 Is Dead, Long Live The 777-300ER!"?
Replies: 65
Views: 14719

"The 744 Is Dead, Long Live The 777-300ER!"?

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by norcal
Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The 744 Is Dead, Long Live The 777-300ER!"?
Replies: 65
Views: 14719

"The 744 Is Dead, Long Live The 777-300ER!"?

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by norcal
Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Proposed 747 Large Cargo Freighter
Replies: 15
Views: 7310

RE: Boeing's Proposed 747 Large Cargo Freighter

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by norcal
Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!
Replies: 83
Views: 13908

RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

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by norcal
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!
Replies: 83
Views: 13908

RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

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by norcal
Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!
Replies: 83
Views: 13908

RE: A380 & B737: Separated At Birth!

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by norcal
Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Unofficial A380 Flight May Be March 24 Or 25
Replies: 57
Views: 17473

RE: First Unofficial A380 Flight May Be March 24 Or 25

Well I hope that you Europeans are out there with a video camera. Needless to say, I'm sure the video clip will be up on a.net less than an hour after it flies.  Smile Can't wait to see it.

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by norcal
Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Any Airlines Still Serve LAF?
Replies: 32
Views: 5730

RE: Do Any Airlines Still Serve LAF?

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by norcal
Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A-380 45 Minutes To Deplane The Monster?
Replies: 59
Views: 14915

RE: A-380 45 Minutes To Deplane The Monster?

This whole boarding/deplaning thing isn't going to be that big of an issue. Maybe in the beginning, but once airlines get experience handling this many people then I'm sure they will adjust and the times will decrease. Does anybody have an idea how long the turnaround time for the A380 will be? It'l...

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by norcal
Thu Mar 24, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Please Get Rid Of Carry-on Baggage!
Replies: 78
Views: 8223

RE: Please Get Rid Of Carry-on Baggage!

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trent 900 Testing
Replies: 8
Views: 3068

RE: Trent 900 Testing

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26475

RE: New A380 Pictures

Yes precisely, you can use that logic against the 787. I'm sure that Airbus and Boeing have done their hw. I'm just sick of reading things on these posts that say the A380 is going to be a smashing success, or that it is going to be a total failure. (This goes for the 787 too). I'll say it again. No...

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Limo
Replies: 9
Views: 2146

RE: 727 Limo

That is sweet  Big grin I wish I had $40,300 lying around. That would be a sweet ride.  Wink

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trent 900 Testing
Replies: 8
Views: 3068

RE: Trent 900 Testing

I've heard that title before, is that the PBS series?

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trent 900 Testing
Replies: 8
Views: 3068

Trent 900 Testing

I just recently saw a video clip for the testing of the Trent 900. This was my first time watching a test like this. Watching them detonate one of those fan blades and seeing what happened was remarkable. This was a truly amazing and almost painful thing to watch. Such a waste of a perfectly good en...

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Sued For Being Seated Next To An Obese Man
Replies: 106
Views: 16171

RE: Delta Sued For Being Seated Next To An Obese Man

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26475

RE: New A380 Pictures

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Ryanair Traffic Figures
Replies: 14
Views: 3040

RE: Some Ryanair Traffic Figures

Thanks for the info [email protected]

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Sued For Being Seated Next To An Obese Man
Replies: 106
Views: 16171

RE: Delta Sued For Being Seated Next To An Obese Man

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Sued For Being Seated Next To An Obese Man
Replies: 106
Views: 16171

RE: Delta Sued For Being Seated Next To An Obese M

I haven't read this whole thread yet. Maybe someone already thought of this, I don't know. But here is my solution to the problem. If they can't make fat asses by 2 seats, then they should just offer a discount to the person who has to sit next to them. If there is a 50% spillage rate into your seat...

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Ryanair Traffic Figures
Replies: 14
Views: 3040

RE: Some Ryanair Traffic Figures

I know this isn't the subject of this particular thread, but is it true that Ryanair took out such things as window shades, seat pockets, and tray tables? I've never flown so I don't know.

Sounds like Ryanair is growing rapidly, another LCC success story.

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737: Next Generation Till When?
Replies: 14
Views: 4031

RE: 737: Next Generation Till When?

Current Generation just doesn't have the ring to it that Next Genreation does  Wink

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by norcal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A-380 Nose Gear Stress At Pushback
Replies: 24
Views: 13964

RE: A-380 Nose Gear Stress At Pushback

I'm sure Airbus has thought of the nose gear. It won't be a problem, but those pushback numbers would be a cool thing to know.

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by norcal
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26475

RE: New A380 Pictures

I never said it would be cheap to develop the 747A, I just said it would be cheaper than developing the A380 was. Maybe you should try reading. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1p...

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by norcal
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26475

RE: New A380 Pictures

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by norcal
Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFM 56
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

CFM 56

I'm doing a research project on the CFM 56, can anyone help me out with useful links and/or knowledge that they might have.

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by norcal
Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26475

RE: New A380 Pictures

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by norcal
Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser?
Replies: 20
Views: 4772

RE: Sonic Cruiser?

Thanks for the welcome UA777222, yeah I used to train out at CCR, now I'm in the flight program at Purdue university. Thanks for your opinion on the sonic cruiser

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by norcal
Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26475

RE: New A380 Pictures

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?
Replies: 78
Views: 9155

RE: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?

Wow, only in Texas are people that ridiculous.......but I do have to agree watching people in turbulence is funny. Especially when you fly on smaller A/C in the mountains. They always break out into a sweat and hold the armrests with death grips. Some people will even close their eyes and start mumb...

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2005
Replies: 26
Views: 5148

RE: Paris Air Show 2005

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26475

RE: New A380 Pictures

Just noticed that too, I have no idea if they have finished the tail modifications.

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser?
Replies: 20
Views: 4772

RE: Sonic Cruiser?

yeah I guess that makes sense, with fuel prices as they are these days the last thing airlines need is another concorde

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser?
Replies: 20
Views: 4772

Sonic Cruiser?

Has the Sonic Cruiser been canned, or has it just been put on the back bone for a while?

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?
Replies: 78
Views: 9155

RE: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?

Great story, I think that one will be hard to top.

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26475

RE: New A380 Pictures

The 380 is a remarkable engineering feat (though kinda of ugly), but I would have to agree that it probably won't make a great passenger airliner. I think the 747A will probably hurt the sales of the 38, especially if it is a lot cheaper to operate. The 747, while old, is a tried and tested design. ...

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Layout
Replies: 16
Views: 4330

RE: A380 Layout

If you look underneath the front end of the aircraft, there is a marking for a cargo hatch. So I guess that there is still more space underneath the A/C. Also there is another marking for baggage containers right above the picture of the engines. Once again, this isn't any official pic from Airbus, ...

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Layout
Replies: 16
Views: 4330

A380 Layout

Found this interesting cross-section of an A380. I doubt this is any sort of official planned layout, but it shows where some of those amenities like bars, restaurants etc. might be put. This just came up in a google image search of the A380, so I'm not sure of its accuracy. I'll try to look into th...

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26475

RE: New A380 Pictures

The 747A is just the 744 with two plugs, so it will have a longer lobe. Hope they do decide to make it. If it is able to live up to the reported design specs, then it will cut into the 38 sales. Nothing like a little competition to keep things interesting

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Never Ceases To Amaze
Replies: 21
Views: 6983

RE: Jetblue Never Ceases To Amaze

jetBlue is an awesome airline. I can't wait for them to expand and start offering more routes.

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by norcal
Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Name For The A 380
Replies: 30
Views: 4015

RE: What Name For The A 380

you can't call it the queen of the skies, that is one of the nicknames for the 747 (or at least a self-appointed one by Boeing). Got to come up with something else.

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