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by AirT85
Wed Sep 08, 1999 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastwind Service
Replies: 1
Views: 751

RE: Eastwind Service

Flyf15- I heard that Eastwind would be shutdown...but the parent compnay will still look into a buyer/merger to eitheer get eastwind back into the air or merged into another carrier...Hope it helps a little
-AirT85 (Tony)

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by AirT85
Wed Sep 08, 1999 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Could Own A Commuter Airline...
Replies: 11
Views: 1721

RE: FlyCMH

Hi FlyCMH...NOt to burst your bubble or anything...but Mesa already is starting America West Express service out of Columbus! Sorry-just thought you might like to know..... Any way...i would have Academy Airlines and we would fly from PHL to: Abe, Acy, Buf, Cle, Dtw, Ewr, Isp, Pit, Rdu, Roc, Swf, Yy...

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by AirT85
Wed Sep 08, 1999 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline Out Of Illinois Or Iowa.
Replies: 3
Views: 2621

RE: New Airline Out Of Illinois Or Iowa.

Hi....Access Air is probably who youre thinking of...they fly out of Des Moines to Lga and the west coast.
-AirT85

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by AirT85
Tue Sep 07, 1999 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Setting It Strait: Paintschemes!
Replies: 10
Views: 1068

RE: Setting It Strait: Paintschemes!

I was just wondering if you were referring to delta's old or new colorscheme?! If you havent seen our new color scheme, it still has the cheatline but it is changed.
-AirT85

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by AirT85
Tue Sep 07, 1999 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's 757's
Replies: 19
Views: 1760

RE: America West 757 On Lease To Delta?

The plane is only here till friday. it is in delta crew operation. my boss told me, im on vacation, that it is short term and thats all the info i got....sorry! ill try to get more on friday when i go back..

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by AirT85
Tue Sep 07, 1999 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United (express' ) BAE-146's
Replies: 6
Views: 4631

RE: United (express' ) BAE-146's

I believe that the 146's are used by Air Wisconsin in Chicago (correct me if im wrong). Atlantic Coast Airlines is the Washingtom based express carrier, and they are flying the CRJ's instead of the 146's
-AirT85

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by AirT85
Mon Sep 06, 1999 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's 757's
Replies: 19
Views: 1760

RE: 24291

Sorry bout the mis information 24291...i looked over the info and we have one on lease from America West until september 10th when we recieve some more 757s from Boeing...sorry....i was using outdated information. I know a few years ago we leased one or two also....sorry

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by AirT85
Mon Sep 06, 1999 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's 757's
Replies: 19
Views: 1760

RE: RNA

Actually as a delta mechanic we have two or thrre. You will see them sitting near the painting hangar in eastern colors and later they willroll out in deltas colors..... okay maybe not the majority....but we have some. They are special cases and two till our own are delivered from boeing.
- AirT85

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by AirT85
Sun Sep 05, 1999 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Kiwi Airlines
Replies: 5
Views: 5927

RE: What Happened To Kiwi Airlines

Hi All, Well as i heard from AirJet World News Kiwi Airlines shut down after all of its 727s were repossesed by their lessors. also Kiwi only had nine people working for them a month ago and that they never got their liscence back... What a shame. I think its time for "Deregulation Knockouts round 2...

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by AirT85
Sun Sep 05, 1999 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Would Start An Airline..............
Replies: 7
Views: 2691

RE: If You Would Start An Airline..............

My airline would be named Jet East. And that would tell everyone who we are.
HUB: Cincinnati, Oh
Routes:ATL, BWI, BOS, CLE, DEN, GSO, BDL, MCI, LAX, MSP, MKE, MDW, PIT, PHL, and SLC
Aircraft: I would start service with several second hand MD-80s and add more as they become available.

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by AirT85
Sat Sep 04, 1999 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Now Gone Airline
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

RE: Your Favorite Now Gone Airline

sorry to offend you if i did flyf15. its just that eastwind has caused me more than a fair share of headaches!

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by AirT85
Sat Sep 04, 1999 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Now Gone Airline
Replies: 28
Views: 2070

Your Favorite Now Gone Airline

As we all know Eastwind Airlines is shutting down on September 7 after a long history of customer complaints, shoddy performance, and bad service. Although they are not my favorite it gets me wondering about other airlines wgo havent made.... Mine would have to be Braniff. With a fleet of different ...

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by AirT85
Sat Sep 04, 1999 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern's 757's
Replies: 19
Views: 1760

RE: Eastern's 757's

I would definately agree that some 757s are with us airways but the majority are in service with delta who continues to take the remaining 757s out of storage and even out of the desert.

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by AirT85
Wed Sep 01, 1999 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastwind To Shut Down
Replies: 2
Views: 2403

RE: Flyf15 And Gso

As you might know i had a topic about AirTran. Well someone there stated AirTran could start an attractive point to point system with the 717. I think Greensboro might be a good start for one of those operations. Its conveniently located on the east coast where airtran is big and has open facilities...

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by AirT85
Tue Aug 31, 1999 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Long Haul Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

RE: Delta Airlines Long Haul Routes

As a mechanic for Delta Airlines the 767-400 will be used to replace the 777 fleet. Delta originally did order the plane to replace much older L-1011s but the plane will be used to also operate on 777 flights and MD-11 flights when those are replaced around 2005-2010. Delta isnt sure yet when it wil...

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by AirT85
Mon Aug 30, 1999 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There A Market For The A3XX
Replies: 17
Views: 3502

Is There A Market For The A3XX

Airbus Industrie had said a while back that they were looking into building a "super jumbo" jet that is currently the A3XX. Do you think that there is a market large enough to support the plane in the next few years to come or will it be a disaster if the plane goes into production?

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by AirT85
Mon Aug 30, 1999 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 777 Going To American Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 3571

RE: DL's 777 Going To American Airlines

hi. I just talked to some other delta mechanics and i am one to. so far all we know is that this is a rumor and delta does plan to fly the 777s next year pending pilot approval. what happens to them till then we arent very certain but they arent being sold to american

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by AirT85
Mon Aug 30, 1999 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exciting Takeoffs!
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

RE: Exciting Takeoffs!

One of the most exciting take offs i have experienced would be the take-off from Williamsport Pa. I was flyin on a Dornier 328 from Williamsport to Pittsburgh. The airport is surrounded by mountains on all sides. It was interesting to feel the little plane boilt down the runway and jerk the nose up....

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by AirT85
Mon Aug 30, 1999 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Starup Airline 737-200 Or 737-300?
Replies: 7
Views: 2377

RE: Starup Airline 737-200 Or 737-300?

I would have to agree with Ciro. We do need a little bit more information about the area you plan to service. I would also say the 737-200. Its a nice little plane and is relativey inexpensive. if you plan to fly them though you do need the hushkits cause of noise control which adds a littlke extra ...

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by AirT85
Sat Aug 28, 1999 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Ozark
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

RE: The New Ozark

Thanks you all. I just didnt hear anything else after i lokked at their web page in january i think it was.

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by AirT85
Sat Aug 28, 1999 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Ozark
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

The New Ozark

hi. A while back i heard that Ozark Airlines planned to start operations out of Jefferson City, Mo with the new Dornier 328JET. Has anyone heard anything else about thatt? Do they still plan to sart up again or did they fall apart?

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by AirT85
Fri Aug 27, 1999 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: Will They Make It Or Not?
Replies: 9
Views: 3573

RE: Air Tran: Will They Make It Or Not?

Okay i have read all your comments and just wanted to know what you all thought. when i said service was still a little bad i meant that compared to other airlines flying out of atlanta and to any low fare carrier on the east coast- i fly them alot.

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by AirT85
Thu Aug 26, 1999 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Airliner
Replies: 34
Views: 1568

Your Favorite Airliner

Well with all this talk about favorite airport, landing, and airline, lets talk about airplanes! My favorite airplane that i have flown in is the Canadair Regional Jet (yes i do fly on bigger planes!). The plane got on the runway and up off the ground quickly and quitely. The plane has smooth handli...

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by AirT85
Thu Aug 26, 1999 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Greasers"
Replies: 3
Views: 978

RE: "Greasers"

My best landing was onboard US Airways. We were flying from PIT to PHL onboard a Boeing 737-400. I was seated right on the wing so i couldnt see the ground directly underneath me. We came in over the river and i knew we would be down soon. I didnt fel a thing and not one thing shook. I realized we w...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: Will They Make It Or Not?
Replies: 9
Views: 3573

Air Tran: Will They Make It Or Not?

As we all know Air Tran is the former ValuJet. Well last year they lost 49 million dollars and are still losing money after losing flight 592 and the merger. After the FAA backed off, they began having accidents again. A 737 landed in ATL and the gear failed, a DC-9 lost hydraulic pressure while wai...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smaller Airports Need Business!
Replies: 1
Views: 951

RE: Smaller Airports Need Business!

Well i know of two airports currently doing this all though neither is my home airport. The first is Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown,Pa. The airport is trying to get passengers from driving to PHL and even EWR and LGA. They have advertised but seem to be losing airlines to fly on. A...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fear OF Flying - Help ME
Replies: 23
Views: 2150

RE: Fear OF Flying - Help ME

Hi. As an airline mechanic i can tell you that flying is perfectly safe. If your very nervous in midflight, im not sure why. Not to scare you but take off and landing is more dangerous so if youve got that part covered you should be fine! Whatever airline you are flying on will not put an airplane i...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone KNow Who Access Air Is?
Replies: 3
Views: 2470

Does Anyone KNow Who Access Air Is?

I was talking with my travel agent trying to get a flight to Chicago and then drive to my home near the iowa border. He told me i could try flying to Des Moines and might wanna try Access Air. Does anyone know who they are?? Also does anyone know who Shuttle America is? I saw a bilboard for them and...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American And Reno? To Be Or Not To Be?
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

American And Reno? To Be Or Not To Be?

In the past few months i have read that American Airlines had bought and planned to merge with Reno Air. Yet the pilots have not allowed this yet. Is this merger going to happen or has it fallen through? Also does American plan to keep Reno Airs network and aircraft or move everything to Dallas and ...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Landings . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 1564

RE: Worst Landings . . .

My worst landing occured in july this year. I was flying to PIT to visit my granmother on a Delta MD-88. Well it all started in ATL. It was storming and our flight was very late (1 hr 30 mins..) When we finally puilled out of the gate about fifty airplanes were infront of us on our taxiway and anoth...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice Airports
Replies: 15
Views: 1504

RE: Nice Airports

I think that Pittsburgh Int'l is one of the best airports in my opinion. You go from the ticket counters (all in one place) to the terminal building with all four concourses branching out from the central atrium which is where you arrive with the eception of the express terminal. I also like Atlanta...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airsick Bags
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

RE: Airsick Bags

I know that a few airlines do put logos on their airsaick bags. But i fly Delta often and have only seen plain bags....same with US Airways

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-90 On Fire?
Replies: 1
Views: 1624

RE: MD-90 On Fire?

Yes...the MD-90 was flying a taiwan domestic flight when smoke came out of an over head bin. The plane landed in central taiwan 25 mins after it took off from Taiwan Taiwan. 28 people of 90 were injured. The plane was the first MD-90 to be written off.

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA767 At DSM
Replies: 7
Views: 998

RE: AA767 At DSM

After reading the above replies- i would also agree the plane was there on a diversion from ORD. I know that in New York, if JFK is closed or too full.. it is not uncommon to see large aircraft such as 767s and 747s and even A-340s at Long Island/Islip MacArthur Field.

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caledonian Back?
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Caledonian Back?

Hi. i have seen pictures of Caledonian DC-10s and L-1011s. Is Caledonian back in the scheduled market or just flying charters? I know they dont have "British" infront of Caledonian but is that who they are?

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA And The A-318
Replies: 5
Views: 2063

TWA And The A-318

I have heard from various sources that TWA was going to launch the A-318 in the USA for use out of STL. Does anybody have info on this? I think its a fatal decision. the plane is such a costly one and has no perfomance history. Also TWA is still in the red and doesnt need a problem plane on their ha...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Services
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

RE: Delta Services

Hi. Delta Airlines has changed its 777 orders inot the new 767-400 for long haul. also the airline continues to fly its md-11s which are planned to be retired no earlier until 2010 unless there is a safety problem with the aircraft. Also Delta has stated that the 777 is a popular aircraft on the few...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest And The 757-300.
Replies: 14
Views: 7462

RE: Southwest And The 757-300.

Hi. I have relatives that work for Southwest Airlines and the 757-300 or even the -200 will never be seen in their livery at the moment. Southwest did at one point consider the -200 but scrapped it after Boeing rolled out the 737-700 which Southwest launched. The airline simply has no use for a 757 ...

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Presence At PDX
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

RE: Delta's Presence At PDX

Yes Hi.... Delta Airlines does fly MD-11 airliners from ATL-PDX-Japan. Also I think they might fly a 767 or two from PDX to Japan.

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by AirT85
Wed Aug 25, 1999 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Should Merge/buyout Eastwind In Your Opinion?
Replies: 12
Views: 2037

RE: Who Should Merge/buyout Eastwind In Your Opinion?

I agree that Midway Airlines should buy out Eastwind Airlines. MIdway already has a strong hold on the east coast and this buy out would only strengthen that. Also new cities would be gained and/or more flights could be added to present cities that both serve. Also Eastwind flies the B-737-700 and M...

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