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by jtamu97
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Check This Picture Out; Too Low Approach
Replies: 91
Views: 24599

Check This Picture Out; Too Low Approach

The guy on the street actually looks like he is ducking..Oh come on now you aren't afraid of a little DC-10 are ya??

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by jtamu97
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov An-2 At BPT
Replies: 7
Views: 2862

RE: Antonov An-2 At BPT

Personally this is the first one I have ever seen. I do not think they are very common in the US. There is a lot of parachuting that takes place around here but I do not know if that is what they are using it for. Hopefully I will find out sometime.

Later,
J

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by jtamu97
Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov An-2 At BPT
Replies: 7
Views: 2862

RE: Antonov An-2 At BPT

Yep that is it exactly, thanks alot. I still have no idea what it is doing at our airport in a hangar. It is a long way from Alaska!

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by jtamu97
Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov An-2 At BPT
Replies: 7
Views: 2862

Antonov An-2 At BPT

Hello, Monday I noticed a huge plane in one of our common hangars and noticed it was an An-2. The coloring is red and white and has Lithuania Airlines on the side with a Lithuanian flag but Alaska written on the tail in black. I could not get a registration number as it was night but I am going to t...

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by jtamu97
Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is This Legal?
Replies: 114
Views: 20317

RE: How Is This Legal?

Here is a link that kind of talks about the Southwest Incident:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/...003/2003-04-25-sw-naked-pilots.htm

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by jtamu97
Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is This Legal?
Replies: 114
Views: 20317

RE: How Is This Legal?

We are all missing the point..At Least he has CLOTHES on!!

[Edited 2005-03-29 21:08:31]

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by jtamu97
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More New Service For LEX
Replies: 4
Views: 3157

RE: More New Service For LEX

What is the attraction of Lexington besides the horse racing? I visited my friend there a couple of years ago and was amazed at the amount or aircraft coming in. I am just curious how Lexington is able to aquire so many different routes.

Later,
J

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by jtamu97
Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL-76 Cargo Plane Crash In Lake Victoria
Replies: 14
Views: 12086

RE: IL-76 Cargo Plane Crash In Lake Victoria

Hey Jambo,
First of all Jambo!! Any idea how strong th winds were on takeoff? The article referenced strong winds blowing the wreckage so seems fairly brisk. Possibly if the wind was strong enough the plane may have stalled or encountered wind shear on takeoff.


Later,
J

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by jtamu97
Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Activity Around EMA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1404

RE: Unusual Activity Around EMA?

Now do you really think if she was shopping she had time to see what type of aircraft much less the altitude it was flying. A plane could crash into the mall and my wife would not take her eyes off the price tags Big grin!!

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by jtamu97
Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LFCM-CHT The Longest Route In The World?
Replies: 4
Views: 5136

RE: Is LFCM-CHT The Longest Route In The World?

There was a thread a while back about the longest route with demand. It was quite interesting to view the combinations people came up with. I did a search, but could not remember the title of the thread.

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by jtamu97
Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SAS Widebodies Damaged
Replies: 47
Views: 13661

RE: Two SAS Widebodies Damaged

It is the luck of the Irish on St. Patricks Day...Maybe Aer Lingus has something to do with it...I heard there are Leprechauns all over the world today sabotaging planes Big grin!

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by jtamu97
Thu Mar 17, 2005 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight On TWA Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3271

RE: Flight On TWA Question

Probably not your imagination. I have been on several flights where the crew explains the problem. Sometimes it is as simple as we will taxi once we get the engine started and sometime it is as technical as explaining how indicators work and why the indicator may be giving a false reading. I think i...

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by jtamu97
Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier New Cities SAT & CAK
Replies: 56
Views: 5180

RE: Frontier New Cities SAT & CAK

Qwerty, Don't know about the Phoenix codeshares. Also, Austin and San Antonio are relatively close, but driving from San Antonio to <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KBSM), USA - Texas"...

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by jtamu97
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier New Cities SAT & CAK
Replies: 56
Views: 5180

RE: Frontier New Cities SAT & CAK

That is great for <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym> and I doubt Southwest would be affected at all as they do not fly to Colorado at all except via the codeshare with ATA. Will be great to see those tails in <acronym title="San Antonio - Internation...

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by jtamu97
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lawyers Advertising For Plane Crash Lawsuits?
Replies: 5
Views: 2118

RE: Lawyers Advertising For Plane Crash Lawsuits?

You would be surprised at how common these are or at least in our area. Many people who fly are doctors, lawyers or business men. I the past few years we have had several crashes involving Pipers, Cessna's and a Hawker Jet. All three manufacturers were sued even though the final documentation was al...

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by jtamu97
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airports Within The City
Replies: 60
Views: 4559

RE: US Airports Within The City

According to my sources (MapQuest) both <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> and <acronym title="Houston - William P. Hobby (HOU / KHOU), USA - Texas">HOU</acronym> are in Houston. I know there are so many areas around both airports it could...

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by jtamu97
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can't Remember What Kind Of A/C I Flew On
Replies: 7
Views: 3498

Can't Remember What Kind Of A/C I Flew On

Don't think there were any Caravelles flying that route but I could be wrong. Southwest used to have rear facing seats but I don't think the first row had rear facing seats, also I don't think they were flying a route like that in the 80's.

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by jtamu97
Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Puts You Off Flying?
Replies: 19
Views: 3685

RE: What Puts You Off Flying?

When people come down the aisles with bags to big and hitting everyone sitting in the aisle, also when that one person is trying to jam their belongings into the overhead and moving evryone elses around, the person who uses the back of my seat as way to get out of theirs, kids kicking the back of th...

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by jtamu97
Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't KE Move To DFW Terminal E?
Replies: 51
Views: 4929

RE: Why Doesn't KE Move To DFW Terminal E?

Why don't they just move to <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> / KIAH), USA - Texas"><acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym></a...

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by jtamu97
Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 119 Survive Belly Landing
Replies: 18
Views: 13634

RE: 119 Survive Belly Landing

"The incident occured when the plane was about to land. The breeze forced it to crashland, it rained about that time and the plane landed on its belly rather than the tyres," said one eyewitness at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport." Sounds like the gear lever failing to be lowered would be the cause <...

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by jtamu97
Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Immigration Upon Departure?
Replies: 22
Views: 3363

RE: Immigration Upon Departure?

Years ago I flew Air Canada from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> to Calgary. Upon arriving in Calgary we went through brief immigration clearance. When leaving Calgary we were pre cleared for our arrival into <acronym title="Houston - G...

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by jtamu97
Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When One Of The Legacies Tank.....
Replies: 13
Views: 3219

RE: When One Of The Legacies Tank.....

Some legacies that have folded (merged, bough out, etc) were Pan Am, Eastern, and TWA. While these left some voids, most if not all the routes were picked up by other airlines and <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> and American took up a lot of slack from Eastern and Pan Am and...

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by jtamu97
Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757 And Tupolev 204
Replies: 38
Views: 7511

CO 757 And Tupolev 204

Now that <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> has the first 757 with winglets I was wondering how it compared to the Tupolev. Whenever I saw a picture of the Tupolev, I thought WOW, that is one fine plane, too bad the 757 does not have winglets. Well now that it does, why did it ...

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by jtamu97
Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One, Two Or Three Runways?
Replies: 6
Views: 2382

RE: One, Two Or Three Runways?

It also allows landings and departures to happen simultaneously rather than stagering them. At IAH for example, runways 27 and 26 are usually used for landings while 15R and 15L are used for departures.

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by jtamu97
Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane
Replies: 13
Views: 10494

RE: Another Bullet Hole In A US Airways Plane

Sounds like those Southwest employees are at it again Big grin!!

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by jtamu97
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crashes On Golf Course Near AUS.
Replies: 7
Views: 4152

RE: Plane Crashes On Golf Course Near AUS.

Here is a link with a picture:

http://www.kvue.com/

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by jtamu97
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multi Stop Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 3957

RE: Multi Stop Flights

A few years ago I flew <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym>-<acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym>-SAL-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Har...

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by jtamu97
Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are The CO Connection (Colgan) Saabs?
Replies: 28
Views: 4581

RE: Where Are The CO Connection (Colgan) Saabs?

SAw one in <acronym title="Beaumont / Port Arthur - Southeast Texas Regional (Jefferson County) (BPT / KBPT), USA - Texas">BPT</acronym> today and it looks great. My photos did not come out very well at all, as I could not get too close to the aircraft and it was blocked by a jetway when parked. Any...

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by jtamu97
Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Landing Near OMA
Replies: 2
Views: 2548

RE: Emergency Landing Near OMA

This does not give much but mentions an oil pressure problem:

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/1333417.html

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by jtamu97
Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Roatan: Sky's The Limit
Replies: 3
Views: 1851

RE: Roatan: Sky's The Limit

How do you think this will effect the commuter lines such as SOSA and Atlantic? You will still have to fly them from Roatan to Utila or La Ceiba or from San Pedro Sula, but seems like a lot of the commuter traffic was generated off Roatan.

Later,
J

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by jtamu97
Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are The CO Connection (Colgan) Saabs?
Replies: 28
Views: 4581

RE: Where Are The CO Connection (Colgan) Saabs?

Going out to my airport (<acronym title="Beaumont / Port Arthur - Southeast Texas Regional (Jefferson County) (BPT / KBPT), USA - Texas">BPT</acronym>) either tomorrow or saturday to try and get some pics. If I can get them I will be glad to email them out. Just provide me with an email address and ...

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by jtamu97
Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No DFW-CLL Flights On March 11?
Replies: 3
Views: 4124

RE: Why No DFW-CLL Flights On March 11?

Just checked <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)"><acronym title="American Airlines (USA)"><acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym></acronym></acronym>.com and looks like all flights are open on March 11 out of <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (<acronym title="Dal...

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by jtamu97
Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any PAX 727 In The Western Hemispere Left?
Replies: 8
Views: 4242

RE: Any PAX 727 In The Western Hemispere Left?

Planet Airways, Pan Am whatever # used to fly them or may still, also several freight companies and of course Con Air.

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by jtamu97
Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Current Odd Routes Of PAX Widebodies In U.S.?
Replies: 30
Views: 5342

RE: Any Current Odd Routes Of PAX Widebodies In U.S.?

Delta also flies the 764 from ATL-FLL.

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by jtamu97
Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Flight From Your Local Airport?
Replies: 49
Views: 9393

RE: Shortest Flight From Your Local Airport?

Well being that we only have 2, Continental Express <acronym title="Beaumont / Port Arthur - Southeast Texas Regional (Jefferson County) (BPT / KBPT), USA - Texas">BPT</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> is the shortest. There use...

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by jtamu97
Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Bureau Of Prison's Aircraft, Etc. Info?
Replies: 12
Views: 4811

RE: US Bureau Of Prison's Aircraft, Etc. Info?

We occassionally see them at our airport, <acronym title="Beaumont / Port Arthur - Southeast Texas Regional (Jefferson County) (BPT / KBPT), USA - Texas">BPT</acronym>, as there is a Federal Prison near the airport. I always wondered what the preflight announcement might be like? ...If we can do any...

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by jtamu97
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Does This Board Have So Much Negativity?
Replies: 29
Views: 2212

RE: Why Does This Board Have So Much Negativity?

For one this site is filled with all kinds of people from all over the world ranging from teens flying flight simulators to retired Pan Am 747 pilots. Most of the ignorant statements have been made mostly from people who are not completely knowledgeable of the topic at hand. The diversity of this si...

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by jtamu97
Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA To IAD
Replies: 37
Views: 4752

RE: SAA To IAD

I agree about the necessary evil. It was not that bad just getting up as mentioned and having to claim your bags. It was amazing how much one hour seems to add to the flight. Plus we flew from <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym>-<acronym...

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by jtamu97
Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Crew Dissapearing On Long Flights
Replies: 86
Views: 13365

RE: Cabin Crew Dissapearing On Long Flights

Well I think we are all adults and can help ourselves if we want to. The good old days of being pampered on flights are over. Flying is no longer a luxury as it was before the dawning of the jet age and that should be evident by the lack of meals, etc. I have been on many long 3hour plus domestic fl...

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by jtamu97
Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA To IAD
Replies: 37
Views: 4752

RE: SAA To IAD

Andz,
I see now..Don't think there is anyway they could make it non stop as you mentioned due to the elevation. Too bad they can't do inflight fueling, that stop in SAL is no fun in the early morning hours.

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by jtamu97
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW
Replies: 25
Views: 8247

RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Another reason why all planes should be equipped with the BF Goodrich AC/All Terrain tires. Seems like being in Detroit, Ford would have equipped these 757's with the on the fly 4wd!

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by jtamu97
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA To IAD
Replies: 37
Views: 4752

RE: SAA To IAD

The 744 could do <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym> non stop so I doubt the route of <acronym title="Washingt...

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by jtamu97
Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question Regarding Runways At CLE (pic)
Replies: 24
Views: 4308

RE: Question Regarding Runways At CLE (pic)

Looking at the photo, taxiing to 24R as it was originally painted would be very difficult. You would have to cross several runways as well as taxi on possible actives to make it the runway. As it is now, it appears you would only have to cross one active if 24C is actually closed. Even though 24R lo...

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by jtamu97
Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA253 Diverted To Miami
Replies: 10
Views: 3275

RE: BA253 Diverted To Miami

It was on the ground for just a little over an hour and a half so maybe a medical emergency. Does not seem like it would divert to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> for fuel since <acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KN...

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by jtamu97
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Passenger Demographics
Replies: 36
Views: 6498

SAA Passenger Demographics

Well you should fly business class on SAA. Both times on my <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym> route as well ...

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by jtamu97
Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Caption This Photo
Replies: 54
Views: 11393

RE: Caption This Photo

Ramper: The roof the roof the roof is on fire!!

Captain Lil John: WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? OKAY!!!

Watch Chappelles show if ya don't get it.

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by jtamu97
Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Caption This Photo
Replies: 54
Views: 11393

Caption This Photo

From time to time we think of funny captions for photos. Let's see what we can do with this one: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/775948/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/775948/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG...

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by jtamu97
Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Exactly Are These Pilots Doing?
Replies: 17
Views: 7317

RE: What Exactly Are These Pilots Doing?

Even though this is an illusion, I have heard that many pilots flying for Mexican airlines are former AirForce just as in the US and they sometimes revert back to military days of steep climb and gear up ASAP. It is still a cool picture and I agree if you analyze it is is fairly easy to see the plan...

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by jtamu97
Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Mystery White 733?
Replies: 12
Views: 2605

RE: ORD Mystery White 733?

There is also an attorney out of Florida wo has a 737-200 I think and it is named Wings of Justice. Could be him as well. There used to be a picture on his website: <a href="http://www.williegary.com/" target=_blank>http://www.williegary.com/</a><br><br>[Edited 2005-02-11 22:12:42]

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by jtamu97
Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Aer Lingus?
Replies: 36
Views: 10099

RE: What Happened To Aer Lingus?

Why is it that when airlines are in trouble, they change the livery? Does that really effect the public that much in us thinking Oh Wow look at that new image. <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> seems to be one of the few airlines that repainted the aircraft and stayed in busin...

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