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by B737900
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Does One Find An Aircraft's History?
Replies: 1
Views: 11822

How Does One Find An Aircraft's History?

Greetings a.netters. Often times on a.net posts folks give the history of a particular aircraft. Date of sale. Date of first flight. History of owners. Number of cycles. Where it is being stored. Last <acronym title="Masterton (- Hood) (MRO / NZMS), New Zealand">MRO</acronym>, etc., etc. I am famili...

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by B737900
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Required Cockpit Crew?
Replies: 28
Views: 6217

What Is The Required Cockpit Crew?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ThePinnacleKid" class="quote" target="_blank">ThePinnacleKid</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>-Every single US carrier I kno...

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by B737900
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Required Cockpit Crew?
Replies: 28
Views: 6217

What Is The Required Cockpit Crew?

This might be my first stupid question on this very professional and fantastic site since joining A.net. What do the <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> and FAA say about who can fly a commercial airliner? Would it be possible for a commercial...

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by B737900
Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Routing Way-point Letters & Numbers?
Replies: 4
Views: 4553

RE: Routing Way-point Letters & Numbers?

Very nicely explained. Thank you for taking the time.

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by B737900
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Routing Way-point Letters & Numbers?
Replies: 4
Views: 4553

Routing Way-point Letters & Numbers?

Hello all. I recently flew from Miami (KMIA) to Granada, <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> (TGPY, GND) and back on American Airlines flights 2171 and 2011. Wonderful vacation! I was interested to know if our route took us ...

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by B737900
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Getting The Numbers"?
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

RE: "Getting The Numbers"?

"Waiting for the numbers" sounds like a weight and balance issue. I can understand. That begs a couple more questions I have often wondered about. The weight of a liter/gallon of jet fuel is known so the weight of fuel is not hard to determine. Are the baggage totes weighed before being put on the a...

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by B737900
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Getting The Numbers"?
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

"Getting The Numbers"?

Just arrived home yesterday after a trip to the West Indies. After clearing Customs in Miami, we boarded American Airlines flight 535 for <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> (and then on to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA...

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by B737900
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest Aviation Movie Ever?
Replies: 46
Views: 5500

RE: Greatest Aviation Movie Ever?

As far as an entertaining and exciting airport scene I should have mentioned Bullitt (Steve McQueen, 1968 ). PanAm 707 taxing to take off at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td...

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by B737900
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest Aviation Movie Ever?
Replies: 46
Views: 5500

Greatest Aviation Movie Ever?

Just last night I finished watching "12 O'clock High" (Gregory Peck - 1949 - B&W). Available on NetFlix. I try and watch it once every 5 years or so. I find the movie incredibly inspiring, very dramatic, historically significient and accurate, well produced and the story line is as close to accu...

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by B737900
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: In It For The Long Haul - ORD-NRT-PDX In UA/DL Biz
Replies: 37
Views: 18847

RE: In It For The Long Haul - ORD-NRT-PDX In UA/DL Biz

Thank you for the great report. I was particularly impressed with the crisp, clear pictures. THX

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by B737900
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cameras, Pictures And Security
Replies: 15
Views: 5517

RE: Cameras, Pictures And Security

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetblue777" class="quote" target="_blank">jetblue777</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>And if you're traveling with a US carr...

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by B737900
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cameras, Pictures And Security
Replies: 15
Views: 5517

Cameras, Pictures And Security

Greetings all. Being a fairly new a.netter, I am thoroughly enjoying reading all of the Trip Reports. They are extremely informative and in fact have helped me plan some trips. Some questions arise however. With heightened security throughout the world, is anyone ever questioned about taking all tho...

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by B737900
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Boeing 747-400, Still The Queen Of The Skies
Replies: 39
Views: 11148

RE: The Boeing 747-400, Still The Queen Of The Ski

Ninteen-ninty, Varig 747, <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> - <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> - <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym...

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by B737900
Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Boeing 747-400, Still The Queen Of The Skies
Replies: 39
Views: 11148

RE: The Boeing 747-400, Still The Queen Of The Ski

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PGNCS" class="quote" target="_blank">PGNCS</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>It's big. I'm glad I flew it. I'd rather fly s...

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by B737900
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Boeing 747-400, Still The Queen Of The Skies
Replies: 39
Views: 11148

RE: The Boeing 747-400, Still The Queen Of The Ski

I very much agree with flaps30. The 747 in all its variants is truly the Queen of the Sky. I would also say King of the Sky! While in the U.S. Navy in 1969 I was statiioned in Seattle. Driving south on the freeway I would pass Boeing Field and see one of the first (maybe the first?) 747's parked on ...

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by B737900
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going To Granada Via AS And AA
Replies: 3
Views: 2895

Going To Granada Via AS And AA

Hello all. We are jetting off to Granada in late February. <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> - <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> - GND - <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA...

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by B737900
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Nosewheel Tug
Replies: 8
Views: 6205

A380 Nosewheel Tug

On today's Top Five photos, Sam Chui's Qantas A380 arrival at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> shows a nose wheel tug that looks to be pulling the ac to its gate. Do the giant A380's always get towed? Are they unable to taxi to the gate on the...

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by B737900
Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Iconic Air Routes
Replies: 10
Views: 4119

RE: Iconic Air Routes

I have been enjoying the a.netters comments. Thank you all. I would add two more catagories: What were the pioneering air routes in the early days of aviation and what are/were the longest (in terms of years flown)? I am thinking of the early airmail routes flown from Paris to South America. What ai...

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by B737900
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Rotate?
Replies: 25
Views: 4386

RE: No Rotate?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> When ...

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by B737900
Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Iconic Air Routes
Replies: 10
Views: 4119

Iconic Air Routes

I have been thinking lately of iconic, historic air routes. In particular is a route I have flown many dozens of times. Alaska Airlines northbound Flight 67 (<acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-KTN-SIT-JNU-<acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Ste...

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by B737900
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Preflight Walk-arounds
Replies: 63
Views: 11695

Preflight Walk-arounds

To a passenger, preflights look somewhat haphazard and perfunctory. Looking at today's a.net Top Five photos suggests a question. The flight engineer doing a preflight of a Boeing 707-131B in 1971: What is he/she looking for? (somewhat obvious); who does them?; do they ever find something that will ...

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by B737900
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: (Ramp Agents) Worst Routes To Load
Replies: 24
Views: 6607

RE: (Ramp Agents) Worst Routes To Load

I'm not a ramp agent but when teaching school in a remote camp in Alaska I have helped unload many a strange cargo strapped to the floats of Cessnas and Beavers. I remember helping off-load a Cessna 180 on floats with a motorcycle tied to the left float. Also a couple of kayaks on each float of a Be...

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by B737900
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Numbers & Letters Following Type Numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 7797

RE: Aircraft Numbers & Letters Following Type Numbers

Very much appreciate all the expert information in the posts. Thank you all. I ran across two types today on a.net that I really can't decipher so will ask one more time for some help. Boeing 777 - 3F2/ER and (here's a tough one) Embraer ERJ - 190 - 100 - IGW - 190AR. Thank you.

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by B737900
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Numbers & Letters Following Type Numbers
Replies: 11
Views: 7797

Aircraft Numbers & Letters Following Type Numbers

Very much enjoy being a member of a.net and learning so much from the experts out there. I will post a question and look forward to learning something new. What is the significance of the letters and numbers that follow the aircraft type numbers. For example: B747-433M; B777-3ZG/ER; B767-332/ER; A38...

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