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by Brick
Mon Feb 21, 2000 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Observation Decks
Replies: 28
Views: 6801

RE: Airport Observation Decks

Most airports do not have observation areas because they cost money to build and there's no return on the investment. Space at an airport is very expensive...Generally if you want to use it you have to pay for it. The one at MSP is nice, though it's tough to shoot photos from. One at OKC once had a ...

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by Brick
Sat Feb 19, 2000 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 New Low Fair Carriers At Msp?
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

RE: 2 New Low Fair Carriers At Msp?

Sorry! I got the two reversed....

Vanguard is in the Green Concourse, next to America West's gate 77. They moved from the Blue Concourse. As much time as I spend there you'd think I should know the concourses by now..... 

Mark

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by Brick
Sat Feb 19, 2000 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are So Many Scared Of Flying On The Dc10
Replies: 28
Views: 10134

RE: Why Are So Many Scared Of Flying On The Dc10

Cargo doors could be designed the same way as cabin door (plug doors) which would be a safer design, but the operators don't want them way. It is easier and more preferable to have the cargo door swing out instead of in. Sometimes the cost and customer preference take priority over everything else. ...

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by Brick
Sat Feb 19, 2000 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

RE: TWA 800

There is no evidence to suggest that. What the evidence does indicate, is that vapors in the center fuel tank were ignited. How is still unclear and may never be known. The likely theory, according to Jim Hall himself, is that high voltage was sent into the fuel tank via a short in a bundle of wires...

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by Brick
Sat Feb 19, 2000 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 New Low Fair Carriers At Msp?
Replies: 11
Views: 2170

RE: 2 New Low Fair Carriers At Msp?

Not likely this year. The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), which is in charge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, recently announced that it was opening up 5 new gates that belonged to Northwest Airlines and was up for grabs to whomever wanted it (NW was given no choice in the ...

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by Brick
Sat Feb 19, 2000 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Deliver A Plane
Replies: 11
Views: 2791

RE: How Do You Deliver A Plane

As far as getting small planes across the Pacific Ocean...the key is to have as little as weight as possible. Sometimes extra fuel "bladders" are installed inside the aircraft giving it much greater range. These flights pose an added element of danger and most be carefully planned with special atten...

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by Brick
Sat Feb 19, 2000 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are So Many Scared Of Flying On The Dc10
Replies: 28
Views: 10134

RE: Why Are So Many Scared Of Flying On The Dc10

Here's the UA 747 incident over the Pacific Ocean back in 1989: Scheduled 14 CFR 121 operation of UNITED AIRLINES (D.B.A. UNITED AIRLINES,INC.) Accident occurred FEB-24-89 at HONOLULU, HI Aircraft: BOEING 747-122, registration: N4713U Injuries: 9 Fatal, 5 Serious, 33 Minor, 309 Uninjured. FTL #811 W...

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by Brick
Thu Feb 17, 2000 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Expansions
Replies: 3
Views: 858

RE: MSP Expansions

The most visible construction currently going on, and the one I get in my photos all the time, is on a parking garage expansion. There is a 4th runway that is being built, but it is not parallel to another other ones. I have a new aerial photo of the MSP taken in December 1999 (it's so rare to have ...

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by Brick
Sun Feb 13, 2000 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Airport
Replies: 75
Views: 3183

RE: Your Airport

At MSP on a regular basis: Air Canada -- CRJ, A320, and A319 American Airlines -- F-100 and MD-80 American Trans Air (ATA) -- 727-200 and L-1011 (winter) America West Airlines -- A319, A320, 737-200, and 737-500 Champion Air -- 727-200 Comair -- EMB-120 Continental Airlines -- 737 and MD-80 Continen...

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by Brick
Thu Feb 10, 2000 12:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Film Speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1361

RE: Film Speed

I use Kodak 64 for slides.

In the old days when I used print film I used Fuji 200 and 400, mostly the former.

Once you do slides, you'll never go back to print film.  

Mark

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by Brick
Thu Feb 10, 2000 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare And Des Moines Spotting
Replies: 2
Views: 1491

RE: Chicago O'Hare And Des Moines Spotting

I can't help you with DSM much, but I can with ORD. What times are you going through ORD and what airline? It makes a big difference if you can't venture far from the terminal your flight is leaving from.

Mark

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by Brick
Thu Feb 10, 2000 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The Secrecy With The 757-300 Tour?
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

RE: Why The Secrecy With The 757-300 Tour?

Thanks for the info SCXmechanic. I didn't expect many people at SY and NW to know much about it. What really irked me was that I had reached the right people at NW who knew about the visit, they just wouldn't tell me anything about it. I can understand that it's possible with Sun Country that maybe ...

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by Brick
Wed Feb 09, 2000 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The Secrecy With The 757-300 Tour?
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

RE: Why The Secrecy With The 757-300 Tour?

For Minnesota, today was a nice spring day. I think we flirted with 40 F.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> The "Tour" schedule is located on Boeing's website at www.boeing.com I can buy the weather explanation, but that still doesn't explain why NW and SY would admit that it was vis...

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by Brick
Wed Feb 09, 2000 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Jet Makes An Emergency Landing
Replies: 16
Views: 3389

RE: Northwest Airlines Jet Makes An Emergency Landing

It can't be an MD-80. Northwest has dumped them out of their fleet.

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by Brick
Wed Feb 09, 2000 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The Secrecy With The 757-300 Tour?
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

Why The Secrecy With The 757-300 Tour?

Why is the Boeing 757-300 such a secret? Boeing’s new 757-300 visited MSP today. So yesterday I called Northwest Airlines to see if I could get arrival and departure times. At first, they denied that it was even coming for a visit. After 10 minutes on the phone with them, they finally admitted...

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by Brick
Wed Feb 09, 2000 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor 757-300 @ ORD
Replies: 12
Views: 1574

RE: Condor 757-300 @ MSP

I just got back about 30 mins ago from seeing it at MSP. Did they keep it outside for very long? As soon as it landed, it was immedately parked in one of Sun Country's hangers and the doors were shut. After about two hours, it was very quickly moved to a Northwest hanger, when again the doors were s...

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by Brick
Thu Feb 03, 2000 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emptiest Flight You've Been On...
Replies: 57
Views: 4627

RE: Emptiest Flight You've Been On...

In the summer of 1994 on an American Airlines MD-80 flight from DSM to OMA there were 3 passengers, including myself. From OMA the flight continued to DFW and was oversold by quite a bit. I was traveling non-rev at the time, so I got to spend the day at OMA. Omaha has got to have the most boring air...

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by Brick
Wed Feb 02, 2000 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC-10 Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

RE: Northwest DC-10 Flight

It's most likely a DC-10-40. Flights originating from MSP and are destined for BOS or DTW tend to have continuing service to LGW or AMS. The -40's are mostly used for this...

You probably won't know for sure until you arrive at your gate though.

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN

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by Brick
Sat Jan 29, 2000 1:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2 Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

ORD Info

Once your are in the terminal you can access all of the terminals without passing through security EXCEPT Terminal 5. Terminal 5 is the international terminal and you have to be holding a ticket or boarding pass to get to the gate areas. My favorite place inside the terminal at ORD is near the Delta...

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by Brick
Tue Jan 25, 2000 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Good Views At Ord?
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

RE: Any Good Views At Ord?

I've got some info about ORD on my web page. It's at http:/www.pclink.com/mnabbott/index.htm

It's still a work in progress...hope this helps!

Mark

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by Brick
Thu Jan 20, 2000 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting @ LHR And LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 1838

RE: Spotting @ LHR And LAX

I've compilied some information about spotting at LAX that's on my web page. It's at http://www.pclink.com/mnabbott/index.htm Hopefully it will be of help.

Sorry for the crazy text in some places...it's still a work in progress.

Mark

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by Brick
Thu Jan 20, 2000 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Flights Into ORD And MSP
Replies: 1
Views: 2751

RE: Westjet Flights Into ORD And MSP

The Metropolitan Airport Commission, which oversees MSP, announced today that they are opening up seven gates in an effort to attract additional airlines and more flights for those airlines that don't have much service into MSP. Sounds like a good possiblity to me...I wouldn't mind seeing a differen...

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by Brick
Wed Dec 29, 1999 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Up With The Real Light Gray United 727?
Replies: 4
Views: 3274

RE: What's Up With The Real Light Gray United 727?

United has two 727's that have the faded top. They were part of an experimental paint scheme about two to three years ago.

Nothing to be alarmed about....  

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by Brick
Wed Dec 29, 1999 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Is Too Bad !
Replies: 17
Views: 1628

RE: American Is Too Bad !

A lot of people have the exact same complaint as you do except they complain about United. Or Delta. Or Southwest. Transporting hundreds of thousands of passengers and baggage each day is quite a task....there's going to be problems with ANY airline. I find I get bad service regardless of the airlin...

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by Brick
Sun Dec 26, 1999 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where To Go In LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 2537

LAX Info

This probably doesn't add much to the discussion, but I'm putting together some info on LAX on my webpage and I have a photo that you might want to check out.
It's at http://www.pclink.com/mnabbott/index.htm

If you have any questions about it please email be...

Mark

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by Brick
Sun Nov 07, 1999 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno's MD-87s And MD-90s
Replies: 8
Views: 1808

RE: Reno's MD-87s And MD-90s

Currently they are owned and operated by American Airlines on Reno's existing routes. All planes have a hybrid color scheme right now. Some just have a small "AA" logo on the tail over the mountain peaks and the "Reno Air" moved...one I've seen that is painted with the AA red, white, and blue cheatl...

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by Brick
Thu Nov 04, 1999 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's All The UA DC-10s?
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

RE: Where's All The UA DC-10s?

A few DC-10-10's went to LAS where I assume that they are waiting for buyers or will be turned into soda cans. I was in LAS about three weeks ago and there were three of them in storage. Later this week I'm posting pictures of them.

Mark
Minneapolis, MN

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by Brick
Mon Oct 11, 1999 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enjoy Long Flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 1315

DFW-HNL Flight

I went to Hawaii in 1997. Before then, I had never been on a flight longer than 3.5 hrs. I lived in Oklahoma at the time and always flew through ORD or DFW. So anytime I went anywhere (I've never been overseas) I never got a long flight. Then I booked a trip to Hawaii. I was really excited about bei...

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by Brick
Sun Oct 10, 1999 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stop The Polls!
Replies: 23
Views: 798

RE: Stop The Polls!

Personally, I'm annoyed by polls too. They are repetative and typically don't add any useful information to the discussions. I use the word typically becuase most reponses to poll questions don't bother to say why a user feels a way they do. For example, the question "Which is the greatest airline i...

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by Brick
Sun Oct 10, 1999 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At LAX And LAS
Replies: 6
Views: 3319

Spotting At LAX And LAS

I've got the entire day Tuesday to spot at LAX and Friday morning to spot at LAS... I've been to these airports a few times before, but with tight connections I've never had time to look around for good places to take photos. That's why I need help.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> ...

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by Brick
Wed Oct 06, 1999 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Do You Think Has The Best Web-Site?
Replies: 14
Views: 4360

American Airlines

American Airlines does in my opinion. Other polls on this issue also list AA first.

My second vote goes to United Airlines.

Both sites can run extremely slow during normal business hours unfortunately...

Mark

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by Brick
Wed Sep 29, 1999 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Throwing Out Window Exits
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

RE: Throwing Out Window Exits

American Airlines's Fokker 100's have a hatch weight of 35 pounds. So if you can toss a big bag of dog food into the trunk of your car, then you can easily toss the hatch out the opening. I too have always wondered just how heavy they weight, specially on the older aircraft. I hope I never have to f...

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by Brick
Wed Sep 15, 1999 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At DFW
Replies: 2
Views: 1513

Spotting At DFW

I've got this coming weekend in and around DFW. I'm looking for good locations to spot.....inside the terminals, outsides, near the runway thresholds, etc. I will have access to a car while I am there so I'd really like to head out to near the runways, but in all of my years of flying in and out of ...

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by Brick
Fri Sep 03, 1999 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fokker-100 At MSP
Replies: 2
Views: 3080

RE: AA Fokker-100 At MSP

Only two American Airlines aircraft types currently visit MSP: the F-100 and the MD-80. The load factors to/from ORD and DFW don't necessitate using any other aircraft right now. Not until we get Northwest out of here.  

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by Brick
Mon Aug 30, 1999 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 777 Going To American Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 3596

DL's 777 Going To American Airlines

I spoke with an American Airlines crew member yesterday at ORD and he told me that there was a last minute decision by Delta to transfer all the 777's in Delta's fleet to American. In return, Delta will get Reno Air's MD-80's and MD-90's. I haven't been able to get any more details on this. Does any...

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by Brick
Sat Aug 28, 1999 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Bound Tomorrow
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

RE: ORD Bound Tomorrow

I've got the day at ORD too for photos tomorrow.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> One of my favorite places inside the terminal is by the Delta Airlines gates...I think it's terminal 3, L concourse. I wanna say between gates L9 and L10, but I'm not sure. One disadvantage from this p...

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by Brick
Sat Aug 28, 1999 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photography At ORD
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Photography At ORD

I've got a trip to ORD tomorrow (wx permitting) for some photography. Is there a good place to get shots near the runways? The last time I was there a local person I met described an area that I could walk to that's directly next to the runway somewhere over by one of the short-term parking lots, bu...

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by Brick
Tue Aug 24, 1999 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA767 At DSM
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

RE: AA767 At DSM

Don't forget also that the photo could be mis-identified. Not likely, but possible. Tulsa, OK is a another example of a diversion airport. TUL is a DC9 and 737 airport (no airline flies scheduled wide-body aircraft anymore). Every once in a while, a DL 767, DL L1011, or AA 767 will appear because of...

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by Brick
Sun Aug 08, 1999 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Must Fly On A 747!
Replies: 17
Views: 1348

RE: I Must Fly On A 747!

UA has 747 to/from ORD and DEN also. I'm going to LAX in October for some pictures and I purposefully booked an extra stop through ORD (with only a $3.00 USD increase in fare) to get a 747 flight between ORD-DEN in addition to the 747 flight between DEN-LAX. Being near MSP, I've noticed that Northwe...

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by Brick
Thu Aug 05, 1999 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photography @ MSP
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

RE: Photography @ MSP

I've spent a great deal of time at MSP lately taking photos testing various equipment... I've made a few notes that I have passed on to other people. Here are some places that I like to take photos inside/outside of MSP: 1. 8th level, parking garage (under construction) Provides a good, unobstructed...

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