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by global2
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dulles - 'Airport 1975'
Replies: 18
Views: 3634

Re: Dulles - 'Airport 1975'

[quote="PSAatSAN4Ever"] https://i.postimg.cc/Z9PrNr5Y/Columbia-Airlines.jpg Sorry, I couldn't resist. I've been dying to share this forever. Excellent! :lol: The movie was kind of cheesy but had spectacular photography of the Queen of the Skies flying between those mountains!

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by global2
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion about 77W sound
Replies: 13
Views: 2214

Re: Opinion about 77W sound

I have been flying longer than many members on this board have been alive, and I have to say that I never even realized there was a significant difference in noise levels between one type of modern era widebody vs. another until I read the many comments about it on Anet. It's similar to the histrion...

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by global2
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15104

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

[/quote] ... but I love DL's current color scheme which incorporates the NW compass on the tail. .[/quote] Was tilting the widget really meant to make it appear to be the NW compass? It does tilt the other way on the starboard side you know. (And I thought the NW logo (on the bowling shoe livery) wa...

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by global2
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?
Replies: 109
Views: 13349

Re: Why doesnt UA level Terminal C EWR?

77H Thanks for pointing out these ''errors'... :roll: Many major airports somehow manage large projects while still shuttling through many people... Think of LHR, AMS, FRA, etc... So there's no excuse.. I disagree with you. If you see what's going on at LGA you'd know why. I find the construction o...

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by global2
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who flew the vintage US regional carriers?
Replies: 15
Views: 2237

Re: Who flew the vintage US regional carriers?

I flew People Express, New York Air, and Piedmont a lot between BOS and NY/NJ in the 80's (as well as EA, and PA). People Express was a novelty because you paid on board. It was amazing that the FA's were able to finish payment collection, which had its own cart, and usually finish serving drinks fr...

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by global2
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR prior to UA and CO merger
Replies: 48
Views: 5448

Re: EWR prior to UA and CO merger

Growing up near EWR, I simply remember it as an airport that catered to flights coming in from other hubs, ATL, MSP, ORD etc. Then when People Express built its hub here in the 80s (in the north terminal), it started to grow. Continental bought them, moved to terminal B I believe (correct me if I;m...

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by global2
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-10 future prospects?
Replies: 219
Views: 28390

Re: B787-10 future prospects?

keesje wrote:
Current 787-10 customers:


3 All Nippon Airways

Most are part of bigger 787 orders, so the numbers will likely change over time.


Even if it's part of a larger order, why only 3 for ANA?

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by global2
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 9752

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

To me the 707 forever defined the ideal jet airliner look--perfectly proportioned with sharply swept back wings. But the 747, combined its enormous size with a breathtaking majesty. I would say the L-1011 was very good looking as well.



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by global2
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Aircraft built in Asia
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: Commercial Aircraft built in Asia

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1N42QG


Thank you for posting this. It's a whole lot more than just not being "up to snuff".
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Aesma wrote:
An indication China is not yet up to snuff : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1N42QG


Thank you for posting this. It's a whole lot more than just not being "up to snuff".

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by global2
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 19344

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

The 707 caught Douglas completely flat footed. They had committed to the DC-7 before they knew about the 707, and so had to hurry the DC-8 proposal, and were a year behind getting it to market. Boeing had put a couple of years into development before revealing it, research that Douglas was unable t...

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by global2
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ‘No access to overhead bins’ for basic Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 4699

Re: ‘No access to overhead bins’ for basic Economy

Really? British Airways expected me to pay money for a drink of water. I said most legacies, that doesn't include British Airways which is arguably the worst legacy airline in Europe. Then I guess you'd need to include IB since they're in the same family, and I think my experience on them was simil...

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by global2
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ‘No access to overhead bins’ for basic Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 4699

Re: ‘No access to overhead bins’ for basic Economy

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Max Q wrote:
travel in basic economy such a miserable experience


Here in Europe it's a bit better, most legacies still offer quality on their flights and even the LCCs aren't too bad. It's all worse in America.


Really? British Airways expected me to pay money for a drink of water.

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by global2
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?
Replies: 40
Views: 6131

Re: Has AA hit the limit for passenger discomfort?

I'm Platinum on United, but had to fly AA for a meeting at their HQ a few weeks ago. I was actually pretty impressed with their in-flight entertainment system and options back in economy. In-flight entertainment system on a domestic flight? Didn't Parker start having those ripped out of the fleet? ...

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by global2
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8530

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

Bravo DL!

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by global2
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 9652

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

But why are they all called a 7xx? Why 7? I believe every Boeing passenger plane historically has a 7 somewhere in it's model number going back to the 247, 377, etc. so 7 was a requirement in naming the new jet transport. Was it a combination of luck and/or pure marketing genius to designate it the...

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by global2
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"
Replies: 39
Views: 9592

Re: Air France's 1968 boring eurowhite livery before the "barcode"

Always wondered why the "crevette" seahorse emblem has never been used more prominently. Many airlines in the 60's adopted a circular logo and displayed it on the tail, but AF stuck with the arrow on the tail, and kept the seahorse on the fuselage. Now it's just a tiny accent on the engines.

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by global2
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional attachment to airlines
Replies: 40
Views: 4258

Re: Emotional attachment to airlines

Pan Am of course! As for existing airlines, I began traveling extensively for business in the early 2000's and American was our most frequent choice. It soon became apparent why as their scheduling was convenient, and before you knew it, upgrades came along with increasing status in AAdvantage. I go...

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by global2
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love dogs, but...
Replies: 8
Views: 1659

Re: I love dogs, but...

1 - Why is the dog not in a carrier. In fact she didn't have one with her! In that case she (and the dog) should not have been allowed to board the aircraft in the first place. I once flew from NY to Europe in business class, and the lady in front of me brought her albeit small dog on board in her ...

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by global2
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets
Replies: 20
Views: 3303

Re: Chinese spy charged with trying to steal US aviation trade secrets

Sorry Mods--did not mean to post multiple times; there was some server error. Please delete the duplicates (I've tried but it's not letting me).

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by global2
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4533

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

1467777 Off topic, but is that gate set up to enable a jetbridge to attach to each side of the aircraft? Interesting. When the 747 was first introduced, some airports added jet bridges on the starboard side, such as here at the TWA Flight Center at JFK. I believe the Pan Am Worldport had a few of t...

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by global2
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4533

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery




I think a TWA pilot was quoted as saying about the arrowhead livery something to the effect of "Even sitting on the ground it looks like it's a rocket!"

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by global2
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 7258

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

Zurich: just take the elevator down to the platform and the train ride to the central Hauptbahnhof is probably just ten minutes.

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by global2
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?
Replies: 18
Views: 3044

Re: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?

Imagine if Eastern had been saved and stayed alive. What would have been the Eastern 757 fleet like? They could have, if Frank Lorenzo didn't screw it up, opened a mini hub or focus city in BOS, JFK or PHL and start flights to Western Europe 0921267 And would they have remained in their old termina...

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by global2
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?
Replies: 18
Views: 3044

Re: Would Eastern still be flying the 757 by now (2018)?

Imagine if Eastern had been saved and stayed alive. What would have been the Eastern 757 fleet like? They could have, if Frank Lorenzo didn't screw it up, opened a mini hub or focus city in BOS, JFK or PHL and start flights to Western Europe 0921267 And would they have remained in their old termina...

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by global2
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes
Replies: 61
Views: 6874

Re: US Congress: Banned phone calls on planes

"Congress could consider revising its ban in the future to permit calls made with muffling devices or from private booths installed on board” I wonder how much airlines would charge for the use of phone booths since they would have to be installed where you now have seats. Unless they remove o...

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by global2
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 20364

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

How could anyone argue that the Van Wyck doesn’t need to be widened? It was built as a fundamentally flawed design with four lanes at Kew Gardens going into three. It is the single worst part of JFK With round the clock traffic And three lanes that funnel down to two merging on to the Grand Central...

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by global2
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 20364

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

"This historic investment to modernize JFK Airport and the surrounding transportation network will not only ease travel through this major hub, but will ensure JFK joins the ranks as one of the finest airports in the world, " Cuomo said on Thursday. Sorry, no it won't if it means still no ...

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by global2
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 20364

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

BA/AA put in a T7 bid. B6 won. This is for both T6 and T7. BA can move their 10 flights over tomorrow with minimal movement of planes to hardstands while not boarding I'm curious to know what AA/BA's proposal was if anyone can provide a link to it. As for BA moving over to T8, what about lounge spa...

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by global2
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 19889

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

Can anyone name each airline, left to right? From the following thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=579439&p=8776017&hilit=747+launch+airlines+747+rollout#p8776017 1. ? 2. JAL 3. KLM 4. Air India 5. Alitalia 6. Iberia 7. Lufthansa 8. SAS 9. Air Canada 10. SOUTH A...

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by global2
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 10018

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

https://www.racked.com/2013/11/13/7638041/post-17
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Here's an interesting article highlighting some more inspired looks from the past...

https://www.racked.com/2013/11/13/7638041/post-17

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by global2
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 10018

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

The scarves are awful. They look trashy and unprofessional. I don't know why they kept the dress with all the buttons on it. I don't think it's very flattering for any body type. Yawn! Why not just go back to the pre-merger uniforms? I agree that one dress option is terrible. It just looks plain un...

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by global2
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 19889

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

Long live the Queen! The most majestic airplane to grace the skies, it truly transformed commercial aviation beyond what any other aircraft has accomplished before or since. My first flight was on Pan Am in 1972, and I'll never forget my astonishment when we boarded, the interior was huge! I've been...

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by global2
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 7152

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

Only if BA bring back free food and drink service on European and domestic flights, they can be considered as premium airlines. Otherwise, BA would remain an expensive budget airlines for travelling within Europe and the UK. Free food? When did you last take a European flight on a legacy carrier? U...

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by global2
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax

I fly DL fairly frequently for work, and no matter what country I'm in, I pretty rapidly feel like I'm back in the US the moment I set foot on board a DL flight (and I'm guessing AA/UA would be similar). About 15 years ago I began flying around the world for business, visiting HK, Bangkok, and Indi...

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by global2
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No A380 for KLM?
Replies: 51
Views: 13054

Re: No A380 for KLM?

yowza wrote:
Maintaining a tiny specialized (sub-)fleet for the purposes of serving a trio of routes is usually a poor idea especially when yields are not super high on said routes.
YOWza


Which brings to mind ANA's plans to have a fleet of three to fly just one route. But that's a whole other story.

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by global2
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Mirabel Once Again See Passenger Traffic?
Replies: 22
Views: 4558

Re: Could Mirabel Once Again See Passenger Traffic?

stlgph wrote:
Mirabel would be the perfect alternative airport for the NYC region after A.net's closure of LGA and move of EWR into a bigger, better airfield.
Might be a little far for PHL though, but nothing that all the high speed rail coming next year can't handle.


:rotfl:

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by global2
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment
Replies: 73
Views: 7421

Re: More Screens, More Choices: Delta Equips 600th Aircraft With Seatback Entertainment

I've never been a fan of DL, but I must say I'm very disappointed with AA whom I've always gone out of my way to fly with in the past. I don't own a tablet, and I'm not inclined to watch a movie on a tiny phone screen. My laptop is too big and cumbersome to deal with in flight. Doesn't B6 have IFE i...

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by global2
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees
Replies: 44
Views: 3578

Re: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees

So what is an "overweight" bag weigh? 55lbs? $150 seems pretty outrageous.

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by global2
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 12993

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

GF[/quote]

... sure, but try convincing voters, who hold the power, in the “red” states they need to pay for rail benefitting coastal cities.

:checkmark: Bingo.

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by global2
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 12292

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

DL_Mech wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
What is she doing with that thing in her hands? Baking bread?!?!


She is holding a shelf that installs between the two galley units and used during flight.

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"Scrambled eggs to order"!!!

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by global2
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 12292

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

I am a former UAL flight attendant, so I absolutely hear you. Comparing a 737-800 to a 707 is laughable. Things that look like small details to passengers are hugely important to flight attendants. Those extra galley prep areas on the 707 make all the difference in the world. The 707 forward galley...

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by global2
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time to close LGA?
Replies: 90
Views: 12225

Re: Is it time to close LGA?

LGA is nowhere nearly as easy to travel to and from Manhattan as most major European airports are to their city centers. European airports typically have subway and intercity rail terminals onsite. From anywhere on the Swiss rail system, it is possible to travel directly to either GVA or ZRH and wa...

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by global2
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 12993

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

So looking at your map, it appears your plan is to plop this new airport right on top of Princeton University and the surrounding, wealthy communities. Did you try zooming in on google earth at this area? Where do you think all the existing homes/businesses/institutions are going to move away to, an...

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by global2
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round Headhouses
Replies: 32
Views: 2936

Re: Round Headhouses

I think one could safely say that the original Pan Am Worldport at JFK qualiified, though it was more oval in shape.

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by global2
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 12292

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

From an aesthetic standpoint the Boeing 707, particularly the -320B and C, were among the most beautiful airliners ever produced. Anyone who has ever ridden aboard them as a passenger can remember gazing out a window at that beautiful wing, swept back at 35% and flexing in turbulence along with the...

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by global2
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round Headhouses
Replies: 32
Views: 2936

Re: Round Headhouses

And now to make everyone shudder... Terminal A and Terminal B at EWR have round concourses. Looking at the Historic Aerials website the aerial shot of EWR from (I think) 1970 shows the construction of all three terminals. It looks like Terminal C was to have three "banjos" like the other ...

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by global2
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 12292

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

Thank you for posting this historic event!

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