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by justplanesmart
Sat Dec 29, 2001 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French And Canadian Registrations
Replies: 6
Views: 1209

RE: French And Canadian Registrations

As I understand it, F-O began as the registrations for French Overseas (or Outremer) territories. It has now expanded to planes leased to non-French operators. Earlier French registrations were F-B, and there are also F-R (Armee de l'Air), F-W (Test flights), F-M (Gendarmie-police), and F-Z (Douanes...

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by justplanesmart
Thu Dec 27, 2001 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favored Classic Airline Liveries
Replies: 2
Views: 1670

RE: Favored Classic Airline Liveries

LAX? Looks more like JFK to me, wth the IAB jetwasy that extend out over the wing. I believe the second tail is Air-India, which would also suggest New York, as I do am not aware that they serve Los Angeles (please correct me if I am wrong). However, you do not tell us your favorite classic livery. ...

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by justplanesmart
Sat Dec 15, 2001 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sad To See Your Babies In The Desert
Replies: 8
Views: 3501

RE: Sad To See Your Babies In The Desert

The newer tail cone on the MD-80 does not necessarily mean that it is a newer plane, as it could have been a replacement for the original. I believe that Alaska refitted all their MD-80's with the flattened cone, including all those from Jet America.

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by justplanesmart
Fri Dec 14, 2001 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Made The IL-62 Look Best?
Replies: 29
Views: 2953

RE: Which Airline Made The IL-62 Look Best?

I do not believe MALEV ever operated the IL-62. They flew mostly TU-134's and TU-154's in their pre-Boeing days.

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by justplanesmart
Fri Dec 14, 2001 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Hate The Aviation!
Replies: 25
Views: 1756

RE: I Hate The Aviation!

In the Seattle area we have our share of "Airplane noise ruined our lives" people, too, especially on the ongoing, albeit futile, efforts to prevent the 3rd runway at SEA. My family moved closer to the airport when I was 8, and within two days I was used to the noise. I also went to school and to ch...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Dec 14, 2001 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was N904VJ Different Than The Rest?
Replies: 6
Views: 3937

RE: Why Was N904VJ Different Than The Rest?

All of this commentary is fine, but the original post by JetBlue320 was asking why the aircraft did not have the black paint under the windscreen. I do not have the answer, but I have noticed that many aircraft used to have similar paint, which I always was lead to believe served as an "anti-dazzle"...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Dec 14, 2001 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who (made) The 707 Look Best?
Replies: 22
Views: 2126

RE: Who (made) The 707 Look Best?

Does the 707 ever look bad? I will limit myself to those I remeber seeing in person, otherwise I would be writing until tomorrow. I saw American, Northwest, Pan Am, Trans World, and Western on regular service to SEA, and of those I liked Western's big red W on the front of the aircraft the best. <br...

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by justplanesmart
Thu Dec 13, 2001 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Aviation Theme Music?
Replies: 17
Views: 2841

RE: What Is Your Aviation Theme Music?

United's use of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" in their commercials a few years back was very effective. I still see pictures of palnes anytime I hear that piece. Smile

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by justplanesmart
Thu Dec 06, 2001 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Best Vintage Aircraft? [-Nice Pics-]
Replies: 21
Views: 7268

RE: What Was The Best Vintage Aircraft? [-Nice Pics-]

I have always been a big fan of the 707. Why? I am not sure. It certainly has a sleek appearance overall. Compared to its main competitor, the DC-8, I think it looks better, with more sweep to the wings and tail, more windows, and cleaner-lookin nacelles. Plus those two intakes on the Douglas nose j...

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by justplanesmart
Thu Dec 06, 2001 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Say 777 In Your Language?
Replies: 82
Views: 8695

RE: How Do You Say 777 In Your Language?

In response to 777236ER's rendering in Airbusspeak, that would mean Boeingese should be: $ $ $?  Wink/being sarcastic

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by justplanesmart
Sat Dec 01, 2001 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is That?
Replies: 12
Views: 1780

RE: What Is That?

I believe Sunilgupta is correct, as my first thought when I see that bulge is "satcom", and yes, most of them were removed.

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by justplanesmart
Sat Dec 01, 2001 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did You First See A 747?
Replies: 76
Views: 3710

RE: When Did You First See A 747?

It was in the spring or summer of 1971, near my sixth birthday, and my family took my great aunt to Love Field for her flight to Europe, and while we were waiting for her to board the plane, here came "Big Orange" taxiing by on her daily flight to Hawaii. I remember noticing that it had windows at t...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Nov 23, 2001 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown On?
Replies: 81
Views: 4874

RE: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown On?

727-200
737-200
737-400
737-800
747-100
757-200

DC-8
DC-9
DC-10
MD-80

L-1011

Fokker 100

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by justplanesmart
Fri Nov 23, 2001 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: You Know Your An Airliner Freak If.....
Replies: 52
Views: 2841

RE: You Know Your An Airliner Freak If.....

...you find yourself correcting the aviation "experts" on the news. I also identify with the comment on the televising of VIP's and they do not let us have a good look at the aircraft.

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by justplanesmart
Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Alcohol Be Banned In-Flight?
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

RE: Should Alcohol Be Banned In-Flight?

Yes.

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by justplanesmart
Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Southwest, Northwest
Replies: 11
Views: 1083

RE: Why Southwest, Northwest

In one word - History. Southwest began in Texas, flying strictly between DAL, HOU, and SAT. Texas is considered part of the southwest region of the USA (seems more like south-central to me). Northwest began flying in the "old Northwest" i.e. Minnesota, Wisconsin, etc. Again, this seems rather centra...

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by justplanesmart
Thu Nov 08, 2001 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Awsome Sight Today At Sea!
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

RE: Awsome Sight Today At Sea!

I appreciate your enthusiasm for seeing planes in action up close. I also like to find good spots to view operations at SEA, and when the flow is to the south, I like to go to a spot very near the one you mentioned. Just next to the employee parking lot is a large reservoir, and there is a paved pat...

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by justplanesmart
Sat Sep 08, 2001 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Reaction To Aviation Tragedies
Replies: 22
Views: 1538

RE: Your Reaction To Aviation Tragedies

My first reaction to an aviation disaster is much the same as to any disaster -- shock, sadness, etc. Then, because of my interest in aviation, comes the desire to know as much as possible -- What plane?, Where?, and of course, Why? Usually, this is as an impartial observer. However, the Alaska MD-8...

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by justplanesmart
Thu May 03, 2001 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL
Replies: 50
Views: 3353

RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

My sincere apologies for my reply posting 4 times. I was having fits with errors on my computer Pissed! Obviously it went thru even when I thought it had not. If possible to delete the three duplicates, go right ahead.

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by justplanesmart
Wed May 02, 2001 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL
Replies: 50
Views: 3353

RE: Poll To Bring Back Late 90's Livery For DL

I agree with those who prefer the 1997 scheme to the 2000 one. In general, I dislike the trend toward all-white fuselages <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad">! Especially when they are not kept clean (all-dirt fuselages). The new tail design is okay, but the "Delta Air Lines" t...

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by justplanesmart
Wed Apr 25, 2001 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Biggest Plane At Your Airport?
Replies: 85
Views: 7808

RE: What Is The Biggest Plane At Your Airport?

At Seattle-Tacoma 747's are flown regularly by Asiana, British Airways, Cargolux, EVA Air, Evergreen International, and Northwest. AN-124 flights have been seen in the past at SEA, but they call more frequently at Boeing Field to deliver GE90 engines for the 777.

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by justplanesmart
Wed Apr 25, 2001 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Biggest Plane At Your Airport?
Replies: 85
Views: 7808

RE: What Is The Biggest Plane At Your Airport?

At Seattle-Tacoma 747's are flown regularly by Asiana, British Airways, Cargolux, EVA Air, Evergreen International, and Northwest. AN-124 flights have been seen in the past at SEA, but they call more frequently at Boeing Field to deliver GE90 engines for the 777.

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by justplanesmart
Wed Apr 25, 2001 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Biggest Plane At Your Airport?
Replies: 85
Views: 7808

RE: What Is The Biggest Plane At Your Airport?

At Seattle-Tacoma 747's are flown regularly by Asiana, British Airways, Cargolux, EVA Air, Evergreen International, and Northwest. AN-124 flights have been seen in the past at SEA, but they call more frequently at Boeing Field to deliver GE90 engines for the 777.

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by justplanesmart
Mon Apr 23, 2001 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Retirement
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

RE: 727 Retirement

The 727 was first rolled out in 1963, and first entered service with Eastern Airlines

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by justplanesmart
Sun Apr 22, 2001 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes On TV And The Movies
Replies: 5
Views: 2615

RE: Planes On TV And The Movies

Northwest has a DC-9-30 registered N915RW. Presumably, this would be the same plane, having passed from Hughes Airwest to Republic to Northwest thru the two mergers in 1981 and 1986 respectively.

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by justplanesmart
Sun Apr 22, 2001 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decisions, Decisions: The Wife Vs. Airplanes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

RE: Decisions, Decisions: The Wife Vs. Airplanes?

I have had to reduce my time spotting since my marriage, although our two sons and my wife's health difficulties the last three years have required much more of my time anyway. My wife does not understand my fascination, but she has tried to learn to recognize aircraft in order to share in my intere...

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by justplanesmart
Sun Apr 22, 2001 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAX Fleet
Replies: 7
Views: 1457

RE: BAX Fleet

"Longhorn" is the call sign for Express One, another all-freight carrier that operates 727's for DHL and USPS as well as in their own colors.

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by justplanesmart
Fri Apr 20, 2001 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes At Moses Lake/Grant County Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

RE: Planes At Moses Lake/Grant County Airport

Thank you, L-188, for your information. The UC-67 that you linked looks just like the one at Moses Lake. And thank you to DE727UPS for your suggestion of the Lodestar, also. However, the fuselage was not deep enough, and all the Lockheed twins had twin tails, as I recall. Compare this photo to the p...

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by justplanesmart
Thu Apr 19, 2001 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes At Moses Lake/Grant County Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 2658

Planes At Moses Lake/Grant County Airport

I was on vacation with my family in Eastern Washington this week, and made a trip by Moses Lake/Grant County Airport. I know that Japan Airlines does flight training there, although I did not see any of their aircraft. I did see a C-17 Globemaster III land, and a 767-300ER for Air Canada (registrati...

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by justplanesmart
Sat Mar 31, 2001 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Outside USA With N#
Replies: 8
Views: 1232

RE: Airlines Outside USA With N#

EI- registrations are the remnants of the GPA Group (originally Guinness Peat Aviation) in Ireland. I believe they became part of GE. ILFC is based in the USA, and so many of their aircraft are US registered (although many are registered in the country of the opreator, also).

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by justplanesmart
Fri Mar 30, 2001 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Picture Of Kenya 767-400ER
Replies: 15
Views: 1761

RE: Picture Of Kenya 767-400ER

As I recall, when the order was announced (which was for three 767-400ERX) it was also announced that three 767-300ER would be leased in the interim. The -300's are to be leased this year, and the -400's are for delivery in 2004.

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by justplanesmart
Fri Mar 30, 2001 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Isn't An ATR ATR-42, Is It?
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

RE: This Isn't An ATR ATR-42, Is It?

I think what [email protected] is asking is, since the name of the manufacturer is (or was) ATR, should it be listed ahead of the type designation, in this case ATR-42? He aparently feels it is redundant, and has tried to fix it in the caption on his picture. If I am not on the right track on this, pay no atte...

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by justplanesmart
Fri Mar 30, 2001 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Pushback
Replies: 19
Views: 3807

RE: A320 Pushback

Years ago, I saw several planes regularly using powerback at SEA, including AA 727 & MD-80, RC 727, MD-80, & DC-9 and TW MD-80. As AC320 pointed out, these aircraft all have engines mounted higher off the ground (they also have them mounted at the rear, so maybe that has something to do with it also...

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by justplanesmart
Wed Mar 21, 2001 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair 757 Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2427

RE: Icelandair 757 Question

I do not know the specific delivery date, but I spotted TF-FIV at RNT in the second week of February. Usually delivery happens a few weeks after rollout, and the plane was already fully painted but had not flown yet. According to Bill Harms' "Commercial Jet Aircraft Census" (<a href="http://www.bird...

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by justplanesmart
Mon Mar 19, 2001 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Spotting?`
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

RE: What Is Spotting?`

For me, spotting is not just watching planes, but recording them in some way. I keep track of the aircraft type, operator, and registration, as well as miscellaneous other items, such as individual aircraft names (if any) or fleet numbers (especially if not the same as the numbers in the registratio...

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