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by chrisnh
Tue Nov 16, 1999 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ah Go On, Tell Us What You Think About EI!
Replies: 2
Views: 1970

RE: Ah Go On, Tell Us What You Think About EI!

I was on Aer Lingus EI-DUB (A330) from Boston to Shannon and then on to Dublin in 1997. Very nice plane, very quick flight to Shannon (a little less than 5 hours as I recall). But the plane really gets trashed on the transatlantic crossing, so the folks who boarded in SNN to go to DUB saw a pretty d...

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by chrisnh
Tue Nov 16, 1999 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Found: Missing Lear Jet
Replies: 3
Views: 3232

RE: Found: Missing Lear Jet

The biggest contributing cause for the delay in finding it was the absence of an ELT on this Lear Jet. The area where the plane was finally found (quite by accident, by a Fish & Game Official) was searched by air several times. Great that they finally found the plane, but had it been properly equipp...

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by chrisnh
Thu Nov 11, 1999 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways A-320 Shuttle
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

RE: US Airways A-320 Shuttle

2 things I think would be a big advantage: 7" wider cabin, and live TV through those neat pop-down screens. Of course, Delta's 737-800s will likely have live TV too, so that advantage will be equalized. I think, slowly, Airbus is winning the narrow-body war.

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by chrisnh
Wed Nov 03, 1999 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thrust Reverser Ruled Out In EgyptAir990?
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

RE: Thrust Reverser Ruled Out In EgyptAir990?

I don't know why people keep bringing up the 'coincidence' that the Lauda Air 767 and this one were built together, when we all seem to be talking about the ENGINES rather than the airframe.

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 28, 1999 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loads BOS-LHR 3/00
Replies: 0
Views: 1082

Loads BOS-LHR 3/00

I am going on a business trip to London on or about Wednesday March 29 through Tuesday April 3. I'll be taking my wife. I'm thinking of booking us on BA 238, the morning 777 nonstop to London. The return would be 239, the 777 nonstop that leaves London at around 6:30pm. My question is whether or not...

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by chrisnh
Thu Oct 07, 1999 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Biggest Plane Flight?
Replies: 60
Views: 1394

RE: Shortest Biggest Plane Flight?

So who wins the prize? I think the initial thought was flights we'd actually been on...not simply short flights that exist around the world. Still waiting to see whether my 17-minute 747-400 flight from Milwaukee to Chicago gets the prize (whatever that is).

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 04, 1999 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED'S Channel 9
Replies: 11
Views: 2333

RE: UNITED'S Channel 9

To 'Aspen 1's comment about the FA's going into/out of the cockpit being the reason Ch. 9 wasn't turned on: Don't even go there :-). I usually bring a pair of Walkman headphones so that I can use 'em right away when I board. I find that Ch. 9 is on about half the time (and I've been on 114 UAL fligh...

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by chrisnh
Mon Oct 04, 1999 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Spot IN The World For Photography?
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

RE: Best Spot IN The World For Photography?

Get a hotel room at the Ramada Hotel across the runway from London Heathrow. I stayed there once and it was a spotter's (& photographers) paradise... both because of the variety of airlines/aircraft and its great proximity to the runway. Depending on which room you have, planes can be touching down ...

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by chrisnh
Sat Oct 02, 1999 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Flight 232
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

RE: UAL Flight 232

As an aside, I flew on this DC-10 (N1819U) in 1988 from LAX to Chicago, United 106. Many amazing stories behind that crash-landing in Iowa. Does anyone know if any books were written about it? I would imagine the Captain's (Haines') book would be a best-seller...if it exists.

Chris in New Hampshire

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by chrisnh
Thu Sep 30, 1999 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Biggest Plane Flight?
Replies: 60
Views: 1394

RE: Shortest Biggest Plane Flight?

I've been on the Aer Lingus A330 flight from Shannon to Dublin (continuation of the Boston flight). Yes, it is pretty short. In fact, when I was on it the pilot took the Airbus out to the midpoint of the runway to start his takeoff roll. That scared the $hit out of me, but we got off OK and the flig...

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by chrisnh
Thu Sep 30, 1999 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F-I-N-A-L-L-Y, Route Schedule For AirTran's 717
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

RE: F-I-N-A-L-L-Y, Route Schedule For AirTran's 717

Does the 717 look so much different from a DC-9 to make this any more than a ho-hum deal?

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 29, 1999 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Biggest Plane Flight?
Replies: 60
Views: 1394

RE: Shortest Biggest Plane Flight?

Well, it wasn't scheduled, but this past July 21 I was on a United 747-400 from Milwaukee to Chicago...about a 17 minute flight. We were headed from San Francisco to Chicago when ORD was closed due to thunderstorms. After sitting at MKE for about 5.5 hours (yes, I'm not kidding), we finally left at ...

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by chrisnh
Tue Sep 28, 1999 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG October Errors?
Replies: 2
Views: 967

RE: OAG October Errors?

Well, if this is 'nothing new' for OAG, then they could be in serious trouble. I mean, the info (like you said) is pretty much there for free on the web. I mean, the ramifications could be serious if people rely on info in that little book, and miss a flight that really exists because they didn't se...

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by chrisnh
Mon Sep 27, 1999 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG October Errors?
Replies: 2
Views: 967

OAG October Errors?

Anyone out there get the October issue of the OAG yet and notice how many glaring errors there are? I mean, all over the place they show flights from Point A to Point B, but they don't show the flights from B to A. Other times they show a one-stop flight from A to C, but not the nonstop from A to B....

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by chrisnh
Mon Sep 27, 1999 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dimming Cabin Lights
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

RE: Dimming Cabin Lights

My guess is that they want passengers' eyes accustomed to the dark in case something catastrophic happens. You all know what happens to your ability to see in the dark if lights are turned out instantly. They just want to make sure your eyesight is in 'dark' mode. Of course, they won't come right ou...

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by chrisnh
Tue Sep 21, 1999 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About "heavy" Callsigns In ATC
Replies: 12
Views: 3475

RE: Question About "heavy" Callsigns In ATC

The 'heavy' designation was given to 757s after a crash in Orange County, CA several years ago of a small private plane that was trailing a 757 into SNA. The plane crashed, and the belief was that wing wake off the leading 757 caused the smaller plane to lose balance. Thus, in an effort to warn plan...

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by chrisnh
Tue Sep 21, 1999 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Flights
Replies: 7
Views: 1360

RE: 777 Flights

Don't forget San Jose-Narita. I mention it because one lumbered over me in July as I was driving down Route 101 and it was taking off for NRT.

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by chrisnh
Tue Sep 21, 1999 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uploading Photo's
Replies: 17
Views: 1175

RE: Uploading Photo's

Yes, welcome to the Club. I sent in about 14 pictures shot at Manchester (NH) airport last month on a beautiful sunny day. They were ALL rejected. Admittedly a few shouldn't have passed muster--and they didn't. But several of them were FAR, FAR better than MANY already on this 'esteemed' database of...

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by chrisnh
Thu Sep 09, 1999 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will American Eagle Do With Bex?
Replies: 5
Views: 2791

RE: What Will American Eagle Do With Bex?

In the late 1980s, AA Eagle came into Manchester, but left within a year or 2. Today, MHT is one of the fastest-growing airports in the nation. It would be nice to see mainline AA jets up here, but quite frankly, gates don't exist for them. I would expect to see Eagle go to JFK out of MHT, same as t...

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 08, 1999 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Friends Think Commercial Aviation Is Stupid
Replies: 33
Views: 1933

RE: My Friends Think Commercial Aviation Is Stupid

well of course they think it's stupid...they're all women! Of importance to them are critical things like hugs, feelings, shopping, jewelery, clothing. Now THOSE are important things. Women also think that the only things worth talking about are the things of interest to them. Everything else falls ...

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by chrisnh
Wed Sep 08, 1999 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 747's
Replies: 15
Views: 1749

RE: Air Canada 747's

Is the fact that AC is going more toward Airbus a reflection of the very high cost premium that they would have to pay for Boeing products? I'm talking specifically about the value of the Canadian dollar to the U.S. dollar.

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 30, 1999 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Pan Am Orders Aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 2686

Clipper 210

I was at the Westfield, Mass. airshow today (Sunday). I had my scanner with me and I was scanning the frequencies. I heard one flight that identified itself as 'Clipper 210.' Has Pan Am started flying already?

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by chrisnh
Fri Aug 27, 1999 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747-100s
Replies: 22
Views: 3709

RE: BA At BOS

yes, the 'Triple Seven' flies the daylight run to LHR, leaving Boston at 8:30 in the morning. I took this flight in 1997, aboard G-VIIG (an -IGW). I got to sit up in the cockpit for a bit as we neared the Irish coast. Absolutely fantastic. This past May I flew back to Boston on that very same 777 (G...

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by chrisnh
Fri Aug 27, 1999 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747-100s
Replies: 22
Views: 3709

RE: BA 747-100s

I've been on the following 747s, all either from or to Boston:

G-AWNG (-136) 'Rutland Water'
G-AWNJ (-136) 'Bassenthwaite Water'
G-AWNL (-136) 'Ennerdale Water'
G-BDPV (-136) 'Blea Water'
G-BDXC (-236) 'City of Manchester'
G-BDXI (-236) 'City of Cambridge'

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 24, 1999 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA767 At DSM
Replies: 7
Views: 996

RE: AA767 At DSM

Diversions from ORD-bound flights. On July 21 I was on a Unitd 747-400 that had to land at Milwaukee because Chicago was closed due to T-storms. We landed at MKE and stayed there until 12:45am the next morning waiting for our fuel. To ORD, We flew almost in formation with a Lufthansa A340 that had t...

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by chrisnh
Thu Aug 05, 1999 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Bites Plane
Replies: 2
Views: 1391

Dog Bites Plane

This story courtesy of the Boston Globe... Dog gnaws 767, leaves mark on airline safety By Matthew Brelis, Globe Staff, 08/05/99 Puppies chew and dogs love to dig and scratch and claw - any owner will tell you that. Rarely, however, is their behavior destructive enough to affect the operation of a B...

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by chrisnh
Wed Aug 04, 1999 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lets Talk About United Express!
Replies: 5
Views: 1805

RE: Lets Talk About United Express!

Yes, Let's Talk about United Express... Why did they dump service up here at Manchester (MHT) New Hampshire on the Dulles route? They terminated in May and the rumor was that UAL was going to come back. But if that's to be the case, why didn't UA Express hang on until the jets came to take the route...

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by chrisnh
Tue Aug 03, 1999 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Milwaukee Zoo
Replies: 0
Views: 856

The Milwaukee Zoo

On July 21, I was on a United 747-400 from San Francisco to Chicago...United 761. This was the first leg of my eventual trip back home to Manchester, NH. As we neared Chicago, the Captain informed us that due to T-storms, O'Hare was closed to all arrivals. We were diverting to Milwaukee to get more ...

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 02, 1999 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hints For Planespotting In Heathrow
Replies: 11
Views: 1657

Ramada Hotel

If you can afford to do it, spend a night at the Ramada Hotel across the runways from T3/T1. I spent a night there, and my room was on the runways side. Talk about entertainment! Esp. in the early morning, when all the 'Heavy Metal' starts coming in. What's cool is that I turned my TV to the channel...

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by chrisnh
Mon Aug 02, 1999 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous People On Your Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 3105

RE: Famous People On Your Flight

I was on a AA DC-10 nonstop flight from Boston to Los Angeles with actor John Lithgow several years ago. He stood with all of us to get his bags from carousel, and walked out the door just like a normal person. No one recognized him because this was before Third Rock From The Sun and his subsequent ...

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by chrisnh
Tue Jun 29, 1999 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying The 777
Replies: 25
Views: 1597

RE: Flying The 777

I've been on four different UA 777s and a couple BA 777s. The nice thing about the seating arrangement is that there are only two seats along the right/left sides, with 5 in the middle section. The thing that makes flying the 777 enjoyable, in part, are the seat-back video screens. Interestingly, th...

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