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by dc863
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 5
Replies: 248
Views: 115454

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 5

If it was a terrorist bombing and that's a big <acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym>, then perhaps terrorist cell XYZ has performed a successful test run with a "formula" bomb. Cell XYZ now realizes that it has a working bomb that could be used aboard other flights. We h...

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by dc863
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Has Returned
Replies: 54
Views: 2892

RE: Hillary Has Returned

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ken777" class="quote" target="_blank">Ken777</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>It is pretty queer how the GOP has been very...

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by dc863
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women Heading Into Combat!
Replies: 52
Views: 3041

RE: Women Heading Into Combat!

As long as the women can pass the same physical requirements as the men then I have no problem. If they can't pass muster then a female candidate shouldn't be allowed no matter what some PC higher up may wish.

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by dc863
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hillary Has Returned
Replies: 54
Views: 2892

RE: Hillary Has Returned

Ah Hillary you moron, there is a difference and you dropped the ball getting 4 Americans murdered. I don't believe a damn thing that comes out of this administration.

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by dc863
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 103 And TWA 800 Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 8178

RE: Pan Am 103 And TWA 800 Questions

Yes PA 103 had the new First Class/Clipper Class seats upon it's demise.

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by dc863
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Neglected JFK`s Worldport
Replies: 109
Views: 20826

RE: Neglected JFK`s Worldport

My first flight from the Worldport was somewhere in 1971 to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. The last was in July 1985 on an Air Atlanta 727 to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Geor...

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by dc863
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Insider: Most Dangerous Airlines
Replies: 72
Views: 33523

RE: Business Insider: Most Dangerous Airlines

Worst would be in my opinion:

China Airlines
Anything African except for Ethiopian and SAA
various Russian airlines

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by dc863
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's New Logo Roll Out - Report Sightings Here
Replies: 256
Views: 52604

RE: AA's New Logo Roll Out - Report Sightings Here

I actually like the new AA livery. I was afraid it would look like another turd, but someone in the design dep't did a great job revamping the livery.

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by dc863
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Did The 9/11 Conspiracies Come From?
Replies: 129
Views: 6618

RE: Where Did The 9/11 Conspiracies Come From?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/GDB" class="quote" target="_blank">GDB</a> (<a href="#78" class="quote">Reply 78</a>):<br/><i> Explain then while these theories are so popular ...

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by dc863
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Did The 9/11 Conspiracies Come From?
Replies: 129
Views: 6618

RE: Where Did The 9/11 Conspiracies Come From?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/StarAC17" class="quote" target="_blank">StarAC17</a> (<a href="#74" class="quote">Reply 74</a>):<br/><i>You cannot be serious!! </i></font></td>...

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by dc863
Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: Did Your Airline Have A "Hangar Queen"
Replies: 28
Views: 13189

RE: Pilots: Did Your Airline Have A "Hangar Queen"

I've heard and personally experienced on three occasions in the mid 1980s that Pan Am's "Clipper Beacon Light" an ex AA 747-123 was a true lemon.

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by dc863
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Are The L1011, DC10 And A300, Such Dogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 10056

RE: Why Are The L1011, DC10 And A300, Such Dogs?

None of these aircraft are dogs except for one; DC-10-40's operated by Northwest Orient. A former Captain told me the P/W power plants were a bit underpowered. The -40s flown by JAL were fine because it's engines were rated for higher thrust.

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by dc863
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380, Ugliest Jet Transport Ever Made?
Replies: 60
Views: 10427

RE: A380, Ugliest Jet Transport Ever Made?

I've tried to like the A380 but to no avail. It's just so incredibly dumpy with a big azz blunt nose.

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by dc863
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest Airline Commercials
Replies: 18
Views: 6942

RE: Funniest Airline Commercials

The best ad in my opinion. I remember this as a kid.

Southern Airways


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bTO2iJJjbU

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by dc863
Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Did The 9/11 Conspiracies Come From?
Replies: 129
Views: 6618

RE: Where Did The 9/11 Conspiracies Come From?

The conspiracy theories existed mostly because a Republican administration sat in the WH. Most if not all the tinfoilers were/are leftists.

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by dc863
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAN Am - TV Show
Replies: 50
Views: 16069

RE: PAN Am - TV Show

Pan Am 707s circa 1963 complete with 1970s font.


The "Captain Dean" is far to young to be a Pan Am Capt.

[Edited 2011-09-04 16:03:18]

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by dc863
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Wide-Body International Flight
Replies: 119
Views: 9791

RE: Your First Wide-Body International Flight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stretch+8" class="quote" target="_blank">Stretch 8</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i> Okay, I will probably be the oldest r...

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by dc863
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WikiLeaks: Assange now Interpol "Most Wanted"
Replies: 108
Views: 5621

WikiLeaks: Assange now Interpol "Most Wanted"

Bury him and Wikileaks into the deepest hole.

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by dc863
Sat May 15, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliner Crashes Where Only One Person Survived
Replies: 24
Views: 8286

RE: Airliner Crashes Where Only One Person Survive

Northwest 255 August 1987 had one survivor.

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by dc863
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South African SA 227: 10/FEB/10: EZE-JNB: J Cabin
Replies: 32
Views: 33326

RE: South African SA 227: 10/FEB/10: EZE-JNB: J Cabin

Interesting report. Today's SAA is a far cry from the professional SAA I flew in the summer of 1983 to Jo'burg.

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by dc863
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 707 Route?
Replies: 16
Views: 8708

RE: Longest 707 Route?

LAX-<acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> for <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> had a stop in <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>. <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSF...

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by dc863
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I Need Profile Art
Replies: 0
Views: 4230

I Need Profile Art

Does anyone know where I can download or purchase profile blanks or templates of aircraft like the BAC 1-11, 707, 720, 747-100, and DC-10-30?

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by dc863
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Engine Noise
Replies: 25
Views: 13404

RE: A380 Engine Noise

................or a BAC 1-11, or Trident 3.

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by dc863
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Engine Noise
Replies: 25
Views: 13404

RE: A380 Engine Noise

Let the Nimbys rant till they're blue in the face then fly a non hushkitted 707 or -3A 747-100 overhead at 3000 ft and see what they say then.

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by dc863
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Poll: Have You Flown On A MD-80?
Replies: 55
Views: 8619

RE: Poll: Have You Flown On A MD-80?

I thought this was a joke question when I first read the title.

Answer: Too many times to count.

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by dc863
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm Forgetting What Security Used To Be Like!
Replies: 7
Views: 4122

RE: I'm Forgetting What Security Used To Be Like!

I remember thinking El Al's 120 minutes before departure chek-in during the 1980s as excessive but that's nothing now.

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by dc863
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-200/Adv Range Performance?
Replies: 26
Views: 8230

RE: 727-200/Adv Range Performance?

Trans International used to operate OAK-HNL back in 1969 with their 727-100 aircraft.

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by dc863
Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 100 On Long Haul Flight?
Replies: 32
Views: 11904

RE: 747 100 On Long Haul Flight?

The Pan Am 747 "Clipper Young America" that had the takeoff mishap on July 30 1971 did so only because the flap setting was not readjusted for the runway length. The crew thought they could use 01R's overrun space but upon asking PA ops were told they could not because of the blast hazard to the hig...

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by dc863
Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flown On The Same Plane Twice?
Replies: 61
Views: 11836

RE: Flown On The Same Plane Twice?

Yes numerous Pan Am 747s including the dreaded hangar queen ex AA 747-123 Clipper Beacon Light.

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by dc863
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL Airport Terminal 1961-1980
Replies: 2
Views: 3867

RE: ATL Airport Terminal 1961-1980

I flew into <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> many times as a kid during the 1970s. I remember the light blue trim of the exterior buildings, many times you had no jetway, hallways were narrow, the "roundt...

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by dc863
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slowest Plane On Take-off Roll?
Replies: 37
Views: 15578

RE: Slowest Plane On Take-off Roll?

Any ex Trident pilots confirm problems with compressor stalls oweing to the shape of the #2 inlet?

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by dc863
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slowest Plane On Take-off Roll?
Replies: 37
Views: 15578

RE: Slowest Plane On Take-off Roll?

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by dc863
Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Slowest Plane On Take-off Roll?
Replies: 37
Views: 15578

RE: Slowest Plane On Take-off Roll?

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by dc863
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wingtip Strobe Question
Replies: 37
Views: 8088

RE: Wingtip Strobe Question

The early wingtip strobes on the 727 were the best in terms of appearance. The had a rhythmic wobble bulb.
I read that wingtip lighting became a big priority to change as designers were asked to make them much more visible in different weather and distance stemming from the Tenerife tragedy.

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by dc863
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable Things Of The Past
Replies: 14
Views: 5933

RE: Memorable Things Of The Past

Sat jumpseat on a <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> 737 from <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Belgrade - Nikola Tesla (Surcin) (BEG / LYBE), Serbia">BEG</acronym> flight 360 as a kid in '79. I remember seeing...

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by dc863
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Slides And Xrays
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

RE: Slides And Xrays

Thanks. I wanted to be sure the slides would be safe.

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by dc863
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Slides And Xrays
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

Slides And Xrays

I have a question. I purchased some slides from a friend but I'm wondering if they'll be safe through the Xray machines either in checked or carry on luggage.

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by dc863
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Love Affair With Planes Has Ended!
Replies: 138
Views: 10791

RE: My Love Affair With Planes Has Ended!

The smokier, the noisier, the more soot a plane leaves behind is wonderful. The whole Go Green garbage is annoying. If you want to Go Green please be my guest and do so. The planet's enviornment will correct itself in a thousand years so what does it matter. Enjoy what little time you have on this E...

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by dc863
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Balkans Relations Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 6970

RE: Balkans Relations Thread

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by dc863
Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Johannesburg: "Milton Keynes With Thunderstorms"
Replies: 2
Views: 2866

RE: Johannesburg: "Milton Keynes With Thunderstorms"

..................................says Jeremy Clarkson before he's robbed of everything including socks.

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by dc863
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Balkans Relations Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 6970

RE: Balkans Relations Thread

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by dc863
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Business Idea From Japan - Cat Cafes
Replies: 8
Views: 2351

RE: Business Idea From Japan - Cat Cafes

Hmmmm. I have 8 cats perhaps I'll open up my own Kittie Cafe.

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by dc863
Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Balkans Relations Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 6970

RE: Balkans Relations Thread

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by dc863
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Isr. Aut: Norwegians Barbaric And Non Inteligent
Replies: 32
Views: 3519

RE: Isr. Aut: Norwegians Barbaric And Non Inteligent

I had a very cute beautiful friend (blonde, blue eyes and very ahem........busty) from Norway during my time at art school in Savannah Georgia. I've heard jokes from people from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark about who is more intelligent, stupid, beautiful, ugly etc etc. I've never noticed any great a...

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by dc863
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Balkans Relations Thread
Replies: 200
Views: 6970

RE: Balkans Relations Thread

OA260 thatnks for the pics in Belgrade. I was first there in 1969 and the last was in Nov. '05. That city has been a part of my life for so long, it always good to see places like you've photographed that I've walked by dozens and dozens of times. I take it the first pic is the notorious train stati...

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by dc863
Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Airliners Are Overbuilt?
Replies: 48
Views: 10834

RE: What Airliners Are Overbuilt?

CV-880/990. They were built like tanks.

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by dc863
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta/Tarom To Romania, Serbia & Croatia 150+pics
Replies: 35
Views: 17724

RE: Delta/Tarom To Romania, Serbia & Croatia 150+pics

The pictures and your trip look incredible! I got a little teary eyed seeing <acronym title="Dubrovnik (- Cilipi) (DBV / LDDU), Croatia">DBV</acronym>. I stayed there every summer from 1981-88. A lot of memories there. I remember when that commercial building in <acronym title="Belgrade - Nikola Tes...

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by dc863
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta 767-400ER JNB-ATL In J W/Pix
Replies: 48
Views: 33664

RE: Delta 767-400ER JNB-ATL In J W/Pix

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by dc863
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta 767-400ER JNB-ATL In J W/Pix
Replies: 48
Views: 33664

RE: Delta 767-400ER JNB-ATL In J W/Pix

Typical Delta...........now it's a bloated mega carrier which will offer much more crappy service whether you like it or not. I find it interesting how an airline like Delta has fallen to the quality of a Communist era East European airline. I mean even JAT was never as bad as Delta is now.

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by dc863
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite/Least Favorite Tri-jet
Replies: 47
Views: 6428

RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Tri-jet

My favorite tri jets:

Tridents
727s
DC-10s
TU-154's


Least:
YAK-42

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