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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Feb 03, 2001 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Changing Its Tune To The 777-200ER?
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

RE: CX Changing Its Tune To The 777-200ER?

I believe the chances of a SIA 777/A340 swap style purchase at CX are slim. Those types of deals come once in a long while and I think we may have seen the one example of it happening with SIA. CX's fleet planning is so entrenched in keeping a level of independence and broadness of choice to it that...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Feb 03, 2001 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Changing Its Tune To The 777-200ER?
Replies: 14
Views: 3435

RE: CX Changing Its Tune To The 777-200ER?

CX is quite frankly hungry for any sort of widebody aircraft it can get that fits into it's fleet, especially for regional lift capability. It would be a good move for them to get the MAS 777s if this pans out. Look at the lengths they went to to get the prototype 777 and converted to their specs? I...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Dec 01, 2000 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Earthquake!
Replies: 22
Views: 1106

RE: Earthquake!

I've experienced one "Great" quake and a Major Quake so far in my lifetime: Those being the August 8, 1993 Guam Earthquake measuring 8.2, distance from epicenter: 30 miles. My Toyota Tercel was dancing off the pavement. I lost a mirror that crashed on the bedframe and came close to slashing the wate...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Nov 14, 2000 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engines On China Airl. 744s
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

RE: Engines On China Airl. 744s

KaiTak is correct, CAL got a very good deal from GE and they went with it. CAL historically has been a very loyal PW customer since it's foundation in 1959. Off the side, I'm very interested to see who will get the A330 engine order, which BTW is expected to be firmed up and rumors say they may add ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Nov 06, 2000 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Comments On 3XX Profitability
Replies: 54
Views: 3386

RE: Boeing Comments On 3XX Profitability

PanAm DC-10 You're most welcome! My -main- point in exposing Corporate Welfare on the US side is because -many- have this notion that it 'doesnt exist' there. Which then leads some to deduce some sort of Crusade-like fairytale battle of 'good-versus-evil' must commence. (Wagnerian music strumming in...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Nov 06, 2000 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Comments On 3XX Profitability
Replies: 54
Views: 3386

RE: Boeing Comments On 3XX Profitability

Sure! To begin with the Citizens for Tax Justice just published an -incredible- report detailing a study of over 250 US corporations in the 1990s exposing which ones did and did not pay income taxes. The extract is in HTML, the full report is in PDF Adobe format. It -will- make your blood boil. Thei...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Nov 06, 2000 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Comments On 3XX Profitability
Replies: 54
Views: 3386

Widebody

Widebody wrote: ------------------------------- Understood Gerardo, though respect comes from having a good knowledge of aircraft and manufacturers so that the good points (and bad points) of each aircraft and company can be appreciated, and not basing opinion on locations.......much of the lack of...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Nov 06, 2000 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Comments On 3XX Profitability
Replies: 54
Views: 3386

RE: MAC_Veteran

DeltaSFO The term 'AirSpam' fits you because the 'nutritional nature' the posts you have uttered in this thread amount to the same variety offered by the realworld pork meat product -loaded with fat and cholesterol- In other words: fraudulent rhetorical nothingness. You took great liberties to smear...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Nov 05, 2000 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Comments On 3XX Profitability
Replies: 54
Views: 3386

RE: Boeing Comments On 3XX Profitability

AirSpam The only nerve you touched is the woeful attempt at fraud to portray yourself as someone 'learned expert' with regards to think-tanks and resources and then slam a respected source in a defamatory manner. There's absolutely NO, Zero truth in your statements whatsoever and you pass yourself o...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Nov 04, 2000 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Comments On 3XX Profitability
Replies: 54
Views: 3386

RE: Gerardo

AirSpamSFO There you go again dismissing information sources you couldnt even dream of challenging. I suppose -you- are more 'qualified' in doing the research than they. What's comical is instead of looking at facts, you generalize with totally inaccurate information. Could you -try- to look up the ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Nov 03, 2000 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ6 Was On The Wrong RWY
Replies: 35
Views: 3219

RE: URGENT!Passwords To Open The PDF Files For TPE

BTW..the passwords to open the two Zip files:

erling2

This opens the PDF files covering Taipei Chiang Kai Shek Intl Airport.

Regards
MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Nov 03, 2000 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ6 Was On The Wrong RWY
Replies: 35
Views: 3219

RE: SQ6 Was On The Wrong RWY

Iahnol I will forward to you the links to download the aerodrome diagrams of TPE to understand what I think happened. <a href="http://www.dalnet.se/sasfss/Secure/rctpial.zip" target=_blank>http://www.dalnet.se/sasfss/Secure/rctpial.zip</a> <a href="http://www.dalnet.se/sasfss/Secure/rctpasir.zip" ta...

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Nov 03, 2000 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigators Believe SQ006 Took Off On Wrong Rwy
Replies: 19
Views: 2859

RE: Skystar

Indeed Justin

This was an absolutely -preventable- tragedy.

Regards
MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Fri Nov 03, 2000 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ6 Was On The Wrong RWY
Replies: 35
Views: 3219

RE: SQ6 Was On The Wrong RWY

I am absolutely flummoxed why the SIA pilot purportedly taxied onto 5R and 'throttled up'.. What was the reaction by the CAL pilots that reportedly saw this transpire? Did they alert ATC? I would have been screaming into my mike!!!! Did ATC have a clear view of what was going on in the conditions? W...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Nov 01, 2000 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ006 Departed On Wrong Runway?
Replies: 1
Views: 2609

SQ006 Departed On Wrong Runway?

This picture was just posted to the China Times website. Speculation is beginning to surface that the aircraft departed on runway 5R (23L), which is a 'backup runway' parallel to the 900m longer 5L/23L. <a href="http://www.chinatimes.com.tw/photo/0129.htm" target=_blank>http://www.chinatimes.com.tw/...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 31, 2000 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pizza Or Doner Kebab?
Replies: 5
Views: 3128

RE: Pizza Or Doner Kebab?

Doner Kebab..or better yet Adana Kebab. You can always get pizza. (G) Turkish food is a big favorite of mine. Very good and filling, yet I believe it's quite 'healthy' fare. Try Adana Kebab if that's offered too, Adana Kebab is a BBQ'd mixture of ground lamb and beef with, small peppers, parsley and...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 30, 2000 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nader
Replies: 58
Views: 1462

RE: CPDC10-30

CPDC10-30 wrote: ------------------------------- Shinseki, your harsh words are ringing truer and truer with each post: <i> Do you honestly care about the homeless? </i> Um, yes and I am pretty sure that most people here do. They at least deserve a hand up from a terrible situation. That comment was...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 30, 2000 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nader
Replies: 58
Views: 1462

RE: Nader

Shinseki wrote: ------------------------------- I don't support "camps" for the homeless thank you, but throwing money at the problem hasn't helped matters in the past. Do you honestly care about the homeless? ------------------------------- Yeah in fact I do, because I have a soul. If we dont take...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 30, 2000 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheney's Bush
Replies: 62
Views: 2090

RE: Cheney's Bush

To correct myself, it's more around $3 billion a year, drop the zero. $1.8 billion in military and $1.2 billion in direct economic assistance. They dont need it. If a country has the technology to defend itself with such technology, they dont need the aid. The following article makes interesting con...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 30, 2000 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nader
Replies: 58
Views: 1462

RE: Nader

Ross Perot's Reform Party fizzled on large part because it's organization killed itself. Jesse Ventura couldnt wait to bail out it was so dysfunctional. All the money Perot could ever pump into it couldnt save it. Now it's led by a right-wing nut. I see them off the map after this election. The Gree...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 30, 2000 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nader
Replies: 58
Views: 1462

RE: Nader

You wouldnt by chance support some sort of system of "camps" for homeless and other 'undesirable people' would you? Ergo using that same logic, if they are useless and nonproductive, not worthy of welfare or support and corporations -are-, then what is the next 'Darwinian' step in this process?

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 30, 2000 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nader
Replies: 58
Views: 1462

RE: Nader

You truly mean that you support a -socialist- framework of state sponsorship of industries at the expense of people? And you like it that way? Do you feel that it's 'correct' in giving tax money to a trans-national corporation (quite capable of handling it's own mind you) operating as a supposedlty ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 30, 2000 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nader
Replies: 58
Views: 1462

RE: Nader

Shinseki wrote: ------------------------------- I'm not really interested in lowering our quality of health care to the likes of England, Canada, etc. If you feel there are people out there deserving of health care, feel free to pay for it out of your own pocket. While the anti-corporate jingoism ma...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 30, 2000 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nader
Replies: 58
Views: 1462

RE: Nader

Shinseki You are clearly comfortable with the status quo and dont want change. You'd rather boot-lick Corporate America for time eternal and attack progressive thought. The tangent going off on Thoreau and why a publisher chooses whom he publishes with was an attempt at comedy though. Are you runnin...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 30, 2000 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheney's Bush
Replies: 62
Views: 2090

RE: Cheney's Bush


747-451 wrote:
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Israel, so what?

$30 Billion a year average elicits a "So what"?

Does $30 billion a year to a -nuclear armed- country seem a bit much? It does to me.

MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 30, 2000 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nader
Replies: 58
Views: 1462

RE: I'm Voting For Nader Because...

Here's an outstanding online resource that has exposed how 250 US corporations have gotten away with -NOT- paying income taxes. When you factor in the knowledge of $65-$110 billion in Corporate Welfare to many of these same companies (paid for on the backs of the middle class and poor mind you..)......

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 29, 2000 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nader
Replies: 58
Views: 1462

I'm Voting For Nader Because...

First: To send a message to the corrupt two party system. I'm tired of the corrupt system of corporations buying influence and power in Washington. Over 22000 lobbyists make a 'career' out of lobbying polticians there. Even Steve Forbes announced on a telecast speech on CSPAN this week that he woul...

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by MAC_Veteran
Thu Oct 26, 2000 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

Yeah, I figured it was probably the EC model. The beauty of the Herk and other Lockheed models is the adaptability these airplanes have. The C-141 can be used in many roles in addition to it's primary airlift role. Special ops being some of them. Although back in the 80s this was just beginning to b...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 25, 2000 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Grows The A3XX
Replies: 30
Views: 2531

RE: Airbus Grows The A3XX

Well.. Actually this question has been visited many times before in the past. I'll never forget the aftermath of the PA/KLM 747 collision at Tenerife. I was 10 years old when that happened and I remember watching the scenes of that tragedy on the news. The inevitable question of "Why"? Even more chi...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 25, 2000 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Grows The A3XX
Replies: 30
Views: 2531

RE: Airbus Grows The A3XX

Pat If memory serves me correct, JAL suffered a horrendous tragedy in 1985 with a 747SR in Japan that caused all sorts of grief to the people involved, familes, company, Boeing, etc. Thanks to a screwed up repair job. More than 500 perished. As for safety and evacuation: If the aircraft is well plan...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 25, 2000 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

I should have said...-Starboard- wheelbay side..it's the right side..not left..(G)

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 25, 2000 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

The C141 brakes would routinely 'heat up' it seemed. Firetrucks always heading out to the ERCC wait area on the long NE/SW runway at WRI. I remember several times seeing a slight orangish glow from that on the wheel hubs. Comforting eh? (G) Particularly with the wheel bays so close to the refuelling...

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by MAC_Veteran
Wed Oct 25, 2000 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

Galaxy5

I look forward to seeing what you post later on after the local. (BTW, They actually have a budget to do that these days? (G) Ahh..a 'Pet rock' bird..the wonderfuly world of hot brakes...

MAC


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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 24, 2000 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

Galaxy5 wrote: ------------------------------- the royal malasian airforce has what? no one has the c-17 except the u.s. and as for the britts getting C-17 that deal fell through so it wont happen. yes the c-5 is getting a new engine its the GE CF6-80c2 rated at 60k thrust and derated to 50k thrust...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 23, 2000 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-17 In Passenger Operations?
Replies: 2
Views: 4411

RE: C-17 In Passenger Operations?

FedEx was reportedly interested in acquiring a few civilian MD-17s for outsize cargo airlift. The market for this type of work is actually increasing, especially in the former Soviet Union and in the developing world. Oil projects, especially getting large equipment that cant be moved by surface tra...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 23, 2000 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

Come to think about 747s in manline USAF ops..That almost happened with 12 specially modified 744F's in the early 90s. Essentially, the plan was to buy them with a much-strengthened floor, bigger side cargo door. 6 would have been based at Dover AFB, Del and the other 6 at Travis AFB, CA. Primary mi...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 23, 2000 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

Ray, Those TF39 engines on the C-5A/B are 'One and a half' stage engines. The forward fan assembly has a center disk and an outer disk, spinning in opposite directions. It's awesome as hell watching them start up and you can also see these inner and outer disks spin freely in opposite directions aft...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 23, 2000 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

Say have you heard of the guy who bought a JATO pack at some Army/Navy store? This happened in Arizona or New Mexico..He took off the trunk hood and mounted the JATO into the trunk well of his car. Well..this 'Ichabod Dumbass' lit it off going down the highway, lost control of course and impacted in...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 23, 2000 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

I remember working a stretched RAF C-130 transiting through McGuire on it's way to Belize. The cargo restraint system was vastly different from the USAF 463L system of netted pallets, rollers, locks, detents and 3 differing options of tiedown devices. The RAF uses a simple net system that restrains ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 22, 2000 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

Yeah that's the one, I think it's essentially a re-engined C-130H with all sorts of improvements in the cockpit, props with several more blades (swept angled?), I'm not sure if it's the standard fuselage C-130 (A through H model length) or the lengthened L-100 fuselage (as Southern Air and the RAF o...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 22, 2000 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

Desert Jets

It sounds like the EC-130H ABCCC (USC-48 Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center Capsules (ABCCC III) model -could- be what you are seeing.

Go check their site out that you linked to me, reading the description sounds VERY similar to what you described.

MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 22, 2000 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

The A400M would look neat in AMC colours (how about the old white and grey colors? now THAT's classy looking in my book).. But...I dont expect to see that happening (G) The USAF will probably operate the C-130 for -eternity-, but hopefully they'll get updates and upgrades of course. I've flown on th...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 22, 2000 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

BTW..the RAF will be leasing several C-17s over the next few years. --Which will be neat to see in their colours.-- I feel they will probably buy them -in addition to their A400 purchase- after they see how they work out. C-17s are a unique airplane that the RAF could use in many ways. The C-17 has ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 22, 2000 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

Now that is different..pods on both sides of the fuselage aft of the wings? Could you snap a picture of one of those for me?, It sounds like some sort of electronic countermeasures radar platform aimed at reducing the chances of missiles hitting C-130s (in the engines from the heat they produce). Th...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 22, 2000 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Saw My First C-17 Today
Replies: 37
Views: 3019

RE: I Saw My First C-17 Today

I believe at least 120 C-17s are slated to enter the USAF Air Mobility Command inventory in total, down from a high of 250-270 that was initially proposed in the late 1980s. Currently they are stationed at McChord AFB, WA and Charleston AFB, SC, with a training unit at Altus AFB, OK and an AFRES uni...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 17, 2000 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A320 Write Off On Sept 25th?
Replies: 12
Views: 892

RE: MAC

Archie Is that the one that 'roasted up' in a hangar? I cant get over the AF 747-200F that burned up after landing in India in the last year or so. I wonder if it was the same one I worked in Turkey during the Kurdish Refugee airlift in 1991. One of the AF 747F's almost sat completely on it's ass du...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 17, 2000 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A320 Write Off On Sept 25th?
Replies: 12
Views: 892

RE: D L X

Have you read the thread on this over at PlaneBusiness.Com? Go into the USAirways Forum and just scroll through the messages. By the looks of things the airplane may be a -strong- write off candidate, some are saying it already has been written off. The fire that was touched off warped the wing, hol...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 16, 2000 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: MAC-Vet...........

Dash8 wrote: ------------------------------- Those are the first two good posts MAC, finally. ------------------------------- Sheesh, only two?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif"> ------------------------ And as far as flying in the USAF. I fly to. That's not the business part of it....

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 16, 2000 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: MAC-Vet...........

Marc says Feb 01 being decision time for LH. Originally they said no, things have taken a different course though in the few months since then. I really see things get very interesting once the short fuselage A3XX-50 starts to come into play. Yeah it is time for -both- sides to stop subsidizing thei...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 16, 2000 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX
Replies: 49
Views: 5173

RE: Boeing Says No Head To Head Between 747X And A3XX

Well DLX, I enjoyed tweaking Boeing's nose so the 'scared' bit is my attempt at sardonic humor. I do see Boeing as being concerned with things over the short term (and particularly longer term) if demand for the A3XX picks up as I expect it will. Just over at Marc Shaeffer's orders site this afterno...

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