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by highliner2
Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why NWA Fiancially Healtiher Than Most?
Replies: 26
Views: 3955

RE: Why NWA Fiancially Healtiher Than Most?

Far better shape? AA turned an operating profit last quarter.

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by highliner2
Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why NWA Fiancially Healtiher Than Most?
Replies: 26
Views: 3955

RE: Why NWA Fiancially Healtiher Than Most?

I would'nt say they are, I'd say American is in the best financial shape of the majors, and would be even better had it not been for the Hurricanes that have been 'training' across Florida. NWA still needs pilot concessions, which as I understand it, are not too far off. Then we'll see, at any rate,...

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by highliner2
Mon Oct 04, 2004 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fin Lights
Replies: 33
Views: 5820

RE: AA Fin Lights

Correct, The actual FAA designation of the Embraer Regional Jets is EMB-xxx. Ex: EMB-145. The ERJ designation is a marketing tool by Embraer. It is NOT the official designation of the <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> series as far as the various agencies that oversee operations are conc...

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by highliner2
Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fin Lights
Replies: 33
Views: 5820

RE: AA Fin Lights

Actually, the original designation for the ERJ-145, was EMB-145. Both are equally correct. EMB does not denote a prop aircraft.

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by highliner2
Sun Oct 03, 2004 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fin Lights
Replies: 33
Views: 5820

RE: AA Fin Lights

AE has well over a hundred EMBs, more commonly referred to as ERJs.

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by highliner2
Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Tumble; Delta Hits New Low
Replies: 8
Views: 2894

RE: Airlines Tumble; Delta Hits New Low

Hmm...AA's Miami and San Juan hubs have both had to endure three hurricanes...AA is just fine, acts of God not withstanding...

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by highliner2
Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Legacy Carrier Outlook
Replies: 23
Views: 3677

RE: US Legacy Carrier Outlook

AA has done nothing restructure? -Obtained employee concessions following 9/11 -Closed its St. Louis hub following the attacks altough rumors continue to circulate that some <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> flying may be shifted there to relieve <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare Internat...

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by highliner2
Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA To Pull Out Of MDW!
Replies: 64
Views: 12675

RE: ATA To Pull Out Of MDW!

MAH4546, I agree, expect <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> to add frequency and possibly switch to mainline on the <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> route....

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by highliner2
Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA After 9/11 Without AA
Replies: 18
Views: 4543

RE: TWA After 9/11 Without AA

B747-437B,

Well said, TWA was not even going to make it to February. AA had to infuse emergency cash in January just to keep things afloat. TWA would not have even made it to 9/11.

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by highliner2
Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And The 7E7
Replies: 25
Views: 8374

RE: AA And The 7E7

It will be interesting to see the 7e7 in <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> colors. Because the fuselage is made of composites, they will not be able to have the polished aluminum look. And that silver/gray scheme the had on the A300s when they first came out was horrible. I hope ...

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by highliner2
Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Winglets
Replies: 7
Views: 1986

RE: 737NG Winglets

WakeTurbulence,

You are correct sir, the winglets improve takeoff and obstacle clearance performance, and reduce noise on takeoff.

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by highliner2
Tue Aug 10, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Should Airbus Do?
Replies: 33
Views: 5343

RE: What Should Airbus Do?

Check other discussions on this, it's not wishful thinking. And it's understandable after the whole shouting match that resulted from the A300 crash.

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by highliner2
Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Should Airbus Do?
Replies: 33
Views: 5343

RE: What Should Airbus Do?

Um...actually most scientists agree that oil production may peak around 2050, at the latest, that's not hundreds of years away. Saudi Arabia in particular has been finding out the wells are not as full as they used to be. We do not have hundreds and hundreds of years of oil left, it's time to start ...

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by highliner2
Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Should Airbus Do?
Replies: 33
Views: 5343

RE: What Should Airbus Do?

I can guarantee <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> won't be buying any Airbus, they have that "unofficial" contract with Boeing and after the A300 crash and the fallout between the two companies, it'll be a very VERY long time before we ever see another Airbus in <acronym title="A...

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by highliner2
Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American MD-80's
Replies: 33
Views: 7742

RE: American MD-80's

Douglas builds 'em to last baby! Long live the Mad Dog, although I won't be too sad to see NGs taking their place, although by the time that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is ready to replace the MD80 fleet in earnest, Boeing's replacement for the 737 using the 7e7 technology ...

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by highliner2
Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Should Boeing And The US Do?
Replies: 115
Views: 11946

RE: What Should Boeing And The US Do?

Better find a way to do it cheap than, fuel prices are too high for some gas-guzzling rocket. It's no coincidence that Boeing is focusing on efficiency for its latest project. Many of the US airlines are having problems with their financial results in large part due to fuel prices. Someone will eith...

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by highliner2
Sun Aug 08, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Should Boeing And The US Do?
Replies: 115
Views: 11946

RE: What Should Boeing And The US Do?

Yes, trust me, I'm well aware of how the certification process works, sat in class many a long night reviewed that stuff. However the 737NG featured new engines, a new wing design, tail design, vastly upgraded avionics, changes to the landing gear, APU etc etc etc...it's not just a -100 with new eng...

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by highliner2
Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Should Boeing And The US Do?
Replies: 115
Views: 11946

RE: What Should Boeing And The US Do?

Actually they bought in Pilot reps from British Airways, United, Cathay, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, those are just the ones I know off the top of my head, there were at least a dozen airlines involved. I'm sure Boeing lists all the initial partners in the program on their...

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by highliner2
Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Should Boeing And The US Do?
Replies: 115
Views: 11946

RE: What Should Boeing And The US Do?

As for the whole sidestick issue...Boeing did ask the pilots in regards to both the 777 and 7e7...guess what they asked for? That's correct - a 'traditional' flight yoke.

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by highliner2
Sun Aug 08, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rockford Seen As A ORD Reliever!
Replies: 22
Views: 2747

RE: Rockford Seen As A ORD Reliever!

UAL already operates some mainline flights out of Terminal 2.

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by highliner2
Sun Aug 08, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ugliest Airliner I Have Seen Spotted @ IAD
Replies: 15
Views: 7521

RE: Ugliest Airliner I Have Seen Spotted @ IAD

I saw one at ORF last week, I gotta agree...UGLY

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by highliner2
Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Annoucement 8/9/04
Replies: 74
Views: 14788

RE: AA Annoucement 8/9/04

Any idea if DFW-ORF will go to Eagle?

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by highliner2
Sat Aug 07, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Is Better Then NWA, DL Is Better Then F9....
Replies: 10
Views: 3353

RE: AA Is Better Then NWA, DL Is Better Then F9....

Haha, your close to MWA? I go to SIUC, in the flight program. Thought I was the only one out here Southern country...

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by highliner2
Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. May Cap Flights At Chicago's O'Hare
Replies: 23
Views: 4446

RE: U.S. May Cap Flights At Chicago's O'Hare

And Midway is packed because Meigs is closed, the irony is incredible isn't it? I think <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> may be a minor factor, procedures are set up to allow an efficient flow into and out of O'Hare and <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MD...

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by highliner2
Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL And Abex
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

DHL And Abex

I know DHL and Airborne Express have merged, and I guess DHL is going to consolidate ops at KILN correct? Any other news on the fleet plan? Are the Abex jets going to be repainted, if so any idea when? And info would be appreciated, thanks!

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by highliner2
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. May Cap Flights At Chicago's O'Hare
Replies: 23
Views: 4446

RE: U.S. May Cap Flights At Chicago's O'Hare

It's what needs to be done, did'nt they do that at La Guardia and it helped bring down delays? And I must also agree about the poor handling of the flight reductions. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> both reduced scheduled ...

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by highliner2
Thu Aug 05, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AE RJ Plans
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

RE: AE RJ Plans

Awesome info, any idea if AE plans to order more CR7s?

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by highliner2
Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AE RJ Plans
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

AE RJ Plans

I thought I remembered American Eagle had a cap on the number of RJs it could operate with 45 seats or more, hence the ERJ-140. If I remember correctly it was 67, which should have been reached by now between the ERJ-145s and CRJ700s. So what is Eagle's plan? Are they going to return their ERJ-145s ...

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by highliner2
Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The RJ Bashing?
Replies: 31
Views: 3116

RE: Why The RJ Bashing?

haha, fly out of O'hare sometime and you'll hate RJs too! the place is choking on them it seems.

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by highliner2
Mon Jul 26, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Airlines Fail - Too Costly Or Bad Management?
Replies: 14
Views: 11157

RE: Why Airlines Fail - Too Costly Or Bad Management?

Bad management kills airlines because the costs are so high, anything but proper management and decision making spells a quick doom. There's almost no margin for error, just like flying itself.

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by highliner2
Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO CLE-SAN
Replies: 8
Views: 2429

CO CLE-SAN

I was just curious, I thought I'd heard <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> was to start service from <acronym title="Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE / KCLE), USA - Ohio">CLE</acronym> to <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - Cali...

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by highliner2
Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-STL, Post Dispatch Article (Brooks Brothers)
Replies: 16
Views: 3449

RE: AA-STL, Post Dispatch Article (Brooks Brothers)

F9 has only one I think, two at the most.

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by highliner2
Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Severe MDW Weather Picks On ATA ;-)
Replies: 9
Views: 2450

RE: Severe MDW Weather Picks On ATA ;-)

Wow, don't tell me we'll have to start tying down a 738 like a Cessna 172...well, than again it is the Windy City. That's still a bummer for TZ tho, thanks for the info.

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by highliner2
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good News: AMR Reports A Profit
Replies: 5
Views: 2384

RE: Good News: AMR Reports A Profit

AA, NW, CO for sure...but don't count the others out. Great to see promising results from AMR.

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by highliner2
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Makes IND A Focus City
Replies: 108
Views: 10914

RE: NW Makes IND A Focus City

Yeah, but until KMCI reconfigures its terminal no one's going to want to hub there. I love flying into and out of <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym>, nice airport, fantastic city. But the problem is that the way the security check-points are confi...

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by highliner2
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI Terminal C
Replies: 8
Views: 2247

RE: MCI Terminal C

Isn't it undergoing renovation?

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by highliner2
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea To Reduce Traffic At O'Hare
Replies: 26
Views: 4087

RE: Idea To Reduce Traffic At O'Hare

You'd have to ask one of the resident <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> specialists to be sure, but I'm pretty sure that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> does not 'own' those gates at <acronym title="St. Louis...

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by highliner2
Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea To Reduce Traffic At O'Hare
Replies: 26
Views: 4087

RE: Idea To Reduce Traffic At O'Hare

Apparently yes, as both <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> know that if one drops capacity and the other doesn't, the airline that makes the cuts will lose market share. It's all about frequency to the business traveler and t...

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by highliner2
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea To Reduce Traffic At O'Hare
Replies: 26
Views: 4087

RE: Idea To Reduce Traffic At O'Hare

This is just a guess but I doubt that the passengers traveling <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> are O&D. They're most likely connecting pa...

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by highliner2
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Makes IND A Focus City
Replies: 108
Views: 10914

RE: NW Makes IND A Focus City

NWAFA, I too echo both sentiments, way to love your company Vanguard, never let anyone tell you there's something wrong with that and in order to continue to suceed you guys will need a chip on your shoulder too take care of business at Big I... And yeah, I'd always heard that there was a significan...

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by highliner2
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Reports $2m Profit After Charge
Replies: 5
Views: 2514

RE: Continental Reports $2m Profit After Charge

Yeah, I listened in on the conference call this morning, the loss was because of the costs associated with returning the MD80s. They still sounded awfully disappointed with the results, however, I'm still predicting that they may be one of, if not THE best quarterly results for any of legacies. <acr...

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by highliner2
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Makes IND A Focus City
Replies: 108
Views: 10914

RE: NW Makes IND A Focus City

Here's my take on the <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym> situation. I think <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is simply pursuing their strategy of building a fortress 'region' in the midwest. <acronym title="Milwaukee - Genera...

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by highliner2
Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus,have They Made An Error?
Replies: 53
Views: 8550

RE: Airbus,have They Made An Error?

I think this is just a natural progression between A and B. Boeing was on top, Airbus used some dramatic tech. advances to surpass Boeing. Now the reverse is happening, and it'll probably happen again someday. Whoever is second is always going to be burning the midnight oil trying to retake the lead.

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by highliner2
Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Full Emergency Or Go-around
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

RE: Full Emergency Or Go-around

Had a go-around on an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 737-800 <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. On approach to O'Hare we got down to...

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by highliner2
Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Airlines Syndrome
Replies: 16
Views: 3502

RE: Midway Airlines Syndrome

ATA...and we'll see if operating more than one aircraft type changes the results of Airtran and Jetblue...

Although, ATA is still in reasonably good shape even in these somewhat lean times, there situation should improve as demand continues to rise.

[Edited 2004-07-17 20:30:05]

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by highliner2
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Still Slipping Financially
Replies: 47
Views: 3302

RE: ATA Still Slipping Financially

7E72004, I have to say, it's quite possible. Flying the old Midway is what made me wanna be a pilot, a mission I'll finally be fulfilling as a licensed commercial pilot (finally!) less than 12 months from now so in that respect I suppose I owe those red and white 737s and DC-9s and their crews for i...

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by highliner2
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Still Slipping Financially
Replies: 47
Views: 3302

RE: ATA Still Slipping Financially

Reminds me off another airline that was based out of Midway...shared the name with the airport as a matter of fact... Over-expansion killed the original Midway Airlines, the death-blow being the purchase of Eastern's assests at Philadelphia. Unfortunately this situation looks eerily similiar. Over-e...

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by highliner2
Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rank The Majors
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Rank The Majors

This one is for all of us armchair airlines CEOs and industry analysts... Rank the major US carriers in terms of financial health and stability. My list goes... 1.Continental, the general consensus seems to be that Continental would be turning a profit if it were'nt for the high fuel prices. They ar...

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by highliner2
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Airlines Skirted Safety, Pilots Allege
Replies: 25
Views: 5820

RE: Southeast Airlines Skirted Safety, Pilots Allege

Agreed, add this to the long list of FAA defiencies in the past decade, amoung them security and horribly outdated ATC equipment. It is becoming apparent there is need for some serious reform not only in the industry itself, but with the FAA as well.

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by highliner2
Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Aren't' Auto Land Systems Used More Often?
Replies: 20
Views: 13533

RE: Why Aren't' Auto Land Systems Used More Often?

It is indeed to remain proficient, you never know when the computer might crap out.

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