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by coboeing777
Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N880EP To Graceland,how,when?
Replies: 16
Views: 6784

RE: N880EP To Graceland,how,when?

I remember going to MEM on vacation with my family back in 1983 and seeing the Lisa Marie then, so it's been there at least 20 years. I concur with what a few people here have already said about how they got the plane there. I remember seeing on TV or a tape somewhere that they did remove the wings....

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by coboeing777
Mon Jan 27, 2003 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tampa Bay Rocks!
Replies: 17
Views: 2645

RE: Tampa Bay Rocks!

I'm no football fan but congrats to the Bucs....at least now I can harass my die hard raider fan friend like he did after the yankees lost in the playoffs last year.

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by coboeing777
Mon Jan 27, 2003 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tampa Bay Rocks!
Replies: 17
Views: 2645

RE: Tampa Bay Rocks!

You mean the Superbowl was tonight?

*yawn*

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by coboeing777
Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Hires Bankruptcy Attorney!
Replies: 37
Views: 2746

RE: CO Hires Bankruptcy Attorney!

"hoping to seek some intelligent feedback"

Not for nothing, but isnt intelligent feedback somewhat of an oxymoron for some of the users on this forum? Everyone's an 'airline expert' on here it seems.

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by coboeing777
Thu Jan 23, 2003 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrorists Downed TWA 800 Back In 96 Summer
Replies: 53
Views: 4518

RE: Terrorists Downed TWA 800 Back In 96 Summer

"Many witnesses claim to have seen a streak of light go toward the aircraft before exploding."

Right, and these are also the same people who can't tell the difference between a Cessna 172 and a 747...

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by coboeing777
Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wash Me!
Replies: 26
Views: 3349

RE: Wash Me!

KROC:"Not for nothing, but cleaning an airplane isn't as simple as just "hosing it down". " Thank you KROC, my thoughts exactly.First look at the size and second the dirt you see on that or most planes can't just be washed away with some running water. A lot of that 'dirt' you see is actually grease...

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by coboeing777
Sat Jan 18, 2003 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Peeps Check In Passengers?
Replies: 8
Views: 2213

RE: Ramp Peeps Check In Passengers?

A lot of out stations have agents that are cross utilized..that is, they are trained to do both ramp and gate agent tasks. But from my friend who does this at an outstation , she says they never do both jobs( or at least arent scheduled) to do both jobs at the same time. When they bid for schedules ...

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by coboeing777
Sat Jan 18, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking For Pics Of 70's Chevrolets...HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

RE: Looking For Pics Of 70's Chevrolets...HELP

Superfly... I'm not sure what model '72 Continental my dad had but I know it wasnt the Mark IV because all the '72 Pics I keep finding are of that style and he did not have the wheel outline in the trunk lid. His lincoln's front and rear end styling looked like this one here: <a href="http://ultra.c...

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by coboeing777
Fri Jan 17, 2003 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking For Pics Of 70's Chevrolets...HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

RE: Looking For Pics Of 70's Chevrolets...HELP

Thanks Superfly...I knew I could count on you! I do agree with you about the Chevy's being ghetto cruisers. I hate how the gangs seem to like them, esp the good ol's 64 Impala's. Anyhow, what I need the pics for is some model car projects I am working on. Trying to make some police cars from the 70'...

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by coboeing777
Fri Jan 17, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking For Pics Of 70's Chevrolets...HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Looking For Pics Of 70's Chevrolets...HELP

Hey, anyone out there know of any good places where I can find good pics of 1970's Chevrolets...namely 1973-1976 Caprices, preferably the 4-door sedan version. I need them for a project I am working ...for my model car hobby. I've been searching around all over the net and can't seem to find any rea...

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by coboeing777
Fri Jan 17, 2003 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President: Woman Or Black?
Replies: 31
Views: 1835

RE: President: Woman Or Black?

Maybe it's just me, but isnt it kind of hyppocritical how everyone tries to say we are all equal and that color and gender does not matter, yet all everyone seems to focus on is the gender/race of people. This doesnt even apply to politics either. We are constantly bombarded with all sorts of polls ...

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by coboeing777
Fri Jan 17, 2003 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coast To Coast In An RJ
Replies: 19
Views: 3604

RE: Coast To Coast In An RJ

Here's another point to ponder: Would you REALLY want to travel coast to coast on an RJ? No matter how many stops to stretch your legs, I'd never want to do it. I guess there are those out there that maybe love flying RJS, but I for one dislike them. Well, actually, they are nice aircraft but I jus...

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by coboeing777
Wed Jan 15, 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Sells CLE As A Connection Between EWR And LGA
Replies: 18
Views: 4066

RE: CO Sells CLE As A Connection Between EWR And LGA

I remember one time I had an inbound arrival from somewhere in FL that came to EWR dropped off some PAX, and then continued onto LGA. The reason for this was that there were 2 departures from that city in FL, one to EWR one to LGA. One of those aircraft has a mechanical problem that coud not be fixe...

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by coboeing777
Mon Jan 13, 2003 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paranoid?
Replies: 11
Views: 896

RE: Paranoid?

I dunno, but I do find that steak thread disturbing...what next.. do I like my potatoes baked or mashed thread??? Imagine what people could do with that information...

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by coboeing777
Thu Jan 09, 2003 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Crash
Replies: 112
Views: 15464

RE: Charlotte Crash

You mean a major media outlet has got their information wrong about the aircraft(the pic they are showing)? Oh man..thats so unlike them....(sarcasm).

CNN now has a "real expert" on live as I speak. If he scribbling al over his approach charts and airport charts he must be an expert!

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by coboeing777
Wed Jan 08, 2003 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Doing Military Charters With A 777?
Replies: 29
Views: 3227

RE: Continental Doing Military Charters With A 777?

I too am curious as to how the seating gets assigned...who does get to sit in first class, anyways?? I know someone has to be. I doubt they'd let let those 48 seats go to waste. How about where the flight originated? Someone mentioned FRA as a destinantion I believe, but did the charter start out in...

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by coboeing777
Wed Jan 08, 2003 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On The Internet
Replies: 40
Views: 6157

RE: How Long Have You Been On The Internet

I discovered the wonderful world of the internet in the fall of 1995 when I began college. I got an e-mail account with school and then a friend showed me how to get on mIRC and chat with other people, mostly other college students. You could kinda surf the net but everthing was text based so it pre...

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by coboeing777
Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLE Closed---diversions In Progress
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

RE: CLE Closed---diversions In Progress

IAHERJ, must have been typing my post whlie you posted yours. Thanks for the info about the nosegear. I was thinking it couldnt be as easy as just flipping up the gear lever. I dont remember what the MX tech said exactly since it was a few years ago...but then again, he was talking about the MD80. a...

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by coboeing777
Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLE Closed---diversions In Progress
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

RE: CLE Closed---diversions In Progress

N766UA...are you talking about the bypass pin to prevent the flight crew from steering the nose gear during pushback? I think thats what you are referring to about puhsback. The RJs dont use a bypass pin like 737, 757s, 777s, etc. use. Just disconnect the towbar and the headsets and you're done. Abo...

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by coboeing777
Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLE Closed---diversions In Progress
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

RE: CLE Closed---diversions In Progress

N766UA, I'm not sure if this is true(maybe someone can confirm) but I think that if the gear lever on an RJ is raised on the ground, the nose gear will go up. Its the main gears that won't because there are sensors that detect weight on wheels. I know a mechanic told me that was at least true for th...

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by coboeing777
Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Featured In Simpsons Episode
Replies: 41
Views: 6579

RE: Eastern Airlines Featured In Simpsons Episode

man, that has got to be one of the gayest songs I have ever heard!!

Nonetheless, thanks for the link L1011..it was cool.

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by coboeing777
Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLE Closed---diversions In Progress
Replies: 36
Views: 3225

RE: CLE Closed---diversions In Progress

I wonder if the gear collapsed causing it to skid off the runway. The pics I saw on the news clearly showed the nose "down" in the ground but because of all the snow it was hard to tell if it was the gear that collapsed or that it kinda ran into a ditch. I about a month or so there was an ERJ that i...

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by coboeing777
Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chances Are...you Work For Wal-Mart
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

RE: Chances Are...you Work For Wal-Mart

Man, thats a lot of employees for all those companies...and I know not a single person who works for any of those companies on that list.

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by coboeing777
Mon Jan 06, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Featured In Simpsons Episode
Replies: 41
Views: 6579

RE: Eastern Airlines Featured In Simpsons Episode

I don't remember anything about Eastern or Delta when I was there, but then that was 10 years ago. One thing I do remember is that all that "future" stuff have there was so dated, even back then. It was so cheesy. Is it still like that? I guess it is being that the Simpsons was making fun of it. BTW...

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by coboeing777
Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Featured In Simpsons Episode
Replies: 41
Views: 6579

RE: Eastern Airlines Featured In Simpsons Episode

I was wondering how long it would take for the first post about this....only took 3 minutes  Smile

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by coboeing777
Sat Dec 14, 2002 6:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Are Your Hobbies?
Replies: 34
Views: 1954

RE: What Are Your Hobbies?

My biggest hobby would have to be bulding 1/25 scale lastic model cars. I mostly build police cars. Have been doing this hobby off and on for the past 12-13 years now. I don't get to build as much as I used to due to work and other personal interests, but I do enjoy when I do get the chance. I also ...

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by coboeing777
Sat Dec 07, 2002 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's With The SUV Bashing Lately?
Replies: 64
Views: 3024

RE: What's With The SUV Bashing Lately?

Superfly, you sure do have some unique taste in cars, thats for sure.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I do agree with your taste in 70's Lincolns though. They are cool. My dad had a 72 Continental...awesome ride, but just don't take it to the city and expect to find a p...

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by coboeing777
Fri Dec 06, 2002 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's With The SUV Bashing Lately?
Replies: 64
Views: 3024

RE: What's With The SUV Bashing Lately?

Some of these arguments against SUVs are utterly ridiculous. How can you say that only SUV drivers support terrorism? As pointed out already in this thread, what kind of fuel do non SUVs use? Last time I checked, the station I fill up my tank at is also filling up non SUV tanks with the same 'middle...

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by coboeing777
Wed Nov 27, 2002 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NJ Devils Use Midex Also?
Replies: 6
Views: 1420

RE: NJ Devils Use Midex Also?

Hmmm, that's interesting. When I used to go to my A & P mechanic school next to Teterboro Airport and I remember seeing a Midwest Express Dc-9 taking and wondering what the heck it was doing at TEB. I guess it may have been a Devils charter or some other team possibly. I have also seen what I belie...

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by coboeing777
Wed Nov 20, 2002 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Landing Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

RE: 767 Landing Gear

Damn, you beat me to it by 2 mins FBU!

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by coboeing777
Wed Nov 20, 2002 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Landing Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

RE: 767 Landing Gear

They're not tilted, just looks that way because you are looking at the bogies as if they tilt back when they are hanging. Remember, the 767 bogies tilt forward when hanging in the air, unlike 747, 757, and 777 landing gear bogies.

Joe

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by coboeing777
Mon Nov 11, 2002 12:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Anyone Collect Parts Of Actual Aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 8108

RE: Anyone Collect Parts Of Actual Aircraft?

I have one of the tail rotor blades from a Eurocopter AS365N2 Dauphin that I work on after we had to change because it was delaminating. Also, the senior mechanic that I work with made a ceiling fan out of Huey tail rotor blades. It's pretty cool and sure beats anything you'd find in the aisles of H...

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by coboeing777
Wed Oct 30, 2002 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Don't Understand This Pic!
Replies: 18
Views: 2983

RE: I Don't Understand This Pic!

Apuneger is right. The spare engine is not turning. You can clearly see the aerodynamic cover over it. It's just that on that particular spare, the spinner for the blades happens to be exposed. The spinner is, afterall, exposed. As stated above by PW100, they couldnt just let the blades windmill. Ev...

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by coboeing777
Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Ramp Service Employees Here?
Replies: 25
Views: 4613

RE: Any Ramp Service Employees Here?

I work the ramp for CO at EWR. I've been there for 4 years now and have worked in the hottest and coldest weather. It sucks sometimes but for the most part its not such a bad place to work. Sometimes you get hammered and are outside almost all day, and there have been some days where I haven't even...

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by coboeing777
Wed Oct 09, 2002 7:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Safety By-Pass-Pin
Replies: 13
Views: 9799

RE: Safety By-Pass-Pin

Are you talking about the bypass pin for when pushing the aircraft with a towbar? The Embraers 135/145s don't have a bypass pin. I don't know about the CRJS though, never worked on one.

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by coboeing777
Mon Oct 07, 2002 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO752 At LGA After Closing?
Replies: 27
Views: 1950

RE: CO752 At LGA After Closing?

I was wonder what the flight # was cause I wanted to look up what a/c the yankees flew in on. Guess it was a 757. Kinda odd that they flew into the LGA though since they always seemed to fly into EWR even though LGA is closer to the Bronx. I've seen them come in several times. That LGA-EWR was just ...

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by coboeing777
Sun Oct 06, 2002 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO752 At LGA After Closing?
Replies: 27
Views: 1950

RE: CO752 At LGA After Closing?

anyone got the flight number for that flight to LGA?

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by coboeing777
Sun Sep 15, 2002 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traces Of Extinct Airlines In Airports
Replies: 78
Views: 7118

RE: Traces Of Extinct Airlines In Airports

Hmm, I'll have to look at the UAL hangar at EWR when I go to work tomorrow to see if they combined AIR and Lines. Another piece of EWR airline history is the entire Terminal C , C1 nd C2 concourses. Ever wonder why the outside is painted in such an ugly beige and brown color scheme? That terminal wa...

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by coboeing777
Sat Aug 31, 2002 7:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No Strike: MLB And Mlbpa Reach Deal!
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

RE: No Strike: MLB And Mlbpa Reach Deal!

great, now we get to listen to the players whine about how because of them, a strike was averted. As much a baseball fan as I am, I wish I they would have gone on strike.

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by coboeing777
Sun Aug 25, 2002 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frankenstein 3-engine 747/DC10 Combo For Fire Crew
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

RE: Frankenstein 3-engine 747/DC10 Combo For Fire Crew

See, I just knew the first spy photos of the A380 were going to be a dissapointment.

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by coboeing777
Wed Aug 21, 2002 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Job?
Replies: 75
Views: 7558

RE: What Is Your Job?

I have 2 jobs:
Helicopter mechanic;work on 2 Twinstars, a Dauphin, and an Agusta 109E Power.

Part time Continental Airlines baggage smasher @ EWR.

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by coboeing777
Wed Aug 21, 2002 1:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are Helicopter Blades Made Of?
Replies: 9
Views: 39209

RE: What Are Helicopter Blades Made Of?

To backup what IMissPiedmont said, the main rotor blades are rather light, or at least lighter than I thought they would be. On the Twinstar they weigh about 80-90 lbs.

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by coboeing777
Wed Aug 21, 2002 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are Helicopter Blades Made Of?
Replies: 9
Views: 39209

RE: What Are Helicopter Blades Made Of?

The Eurocopter AS355 Twinstars that I work on have main rotor blades that are made up of layers of of composite wrapped around a spar and foam core. Also, the leading edge of the blade has a stainless steel plate to protect the blade from damage from little stones and such. The same goes for the tai...

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by coboeing777
Mon Jul 08, 2002 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wich Aircraft Was Never Involved In An Accident?
Replies: 22
Views: 3287

RE: Wich Aircraft Was Never Involved In An Accident?

All the ones that are still flying  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Actually, are you talking about aircraft types that have never had a fatal crash or ones that have never been in some kind of incident. I dont think any aircraft can claim the latter. However, there have...

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by coboeing777
Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Trek?
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

RE: Star Trek?

a few years ago there used to always be an old 727 that would park at the end of runway 11/29 near route 1 & 9 at EWR. I don't recall if it was an airline or a cargo company but it said "Sky Trek" on it. Maybe thats who they were calling. I's been a few years so I don't know if it they are even stil...

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by coboeing777
Wed Jun 12, 2002 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Work For The Airlines?
Replies: 65
Views: 4327

RE: Do You Work For The Airlines?

part time CO ramp @ EWR.
full time helicopter mechanic for a charter company

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by coboeing777
Wed Jun 12, 2002 10:53 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Continental Belly Color
Replies: 3
Views: 2066

RE: Continental Belly Color

You don't need to nor would you want to paint the gold stripe on CO's a/c. If you have a set of decals for it, it should have decals for the stripes on the sheet anyhow. I do however think you meant the grey color for the lower half of the fuselage. For that use Testors Canadian Voodoo Grey(FS16515)...

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by coboeing777
Tue Jun 11, 2002 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nice Cars; Whats Your Favorite?
Replies: 53
Views: 2751

RE: Nice Cars; Whats Your Favorite?

you can keep all your overpriced imports...I'll take a 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS any day...

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by coboeing777
Mon May 20, 2002 10:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lost Tools.
Replies: 39
Views: 3679

RE: Lost Tools.

I don't care what color it is....can I have it? I'm too cheap to shell out the $40 for it from Snap On! On a side note, I haven't lost any tools yet but I have found that when you drop a nut or bolt it manages to get itself lodged in the oddest places. I spent about an hour looking for a bolt I drop...

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by coboeing777
Tue May 14, 2002 7:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Did You Start Out As A&P?
Replies: 6
Views: 2892

RE: How Did You Start Out As A&P?

I just graduated from my A & P school just 2 months ago. I have been working on the ramp for the past 3.5 years for Continental @ EWR. My original intention was to try and go right over to the maintenance side there but 9/11 kinda screwed that up. I figured I would just wait a while and try and get ...

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