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by timz
Fri Nov 12, 1999 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: La Guardia Airports Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

RE: La Guardia Airports Questions

I'd guess that at least 90% of the flights out of LGA (and EWR) to DFW are flightplanned via PARKE intersection (at 40-41 N, 75-05 W) and airway J6. You probably turned west over Westchester County and continued WSW to PARKE. Some LGA departures do turn south early enough to fly over Manhattan, but ...

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by timz
Mon Oct 25, 1999 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Callsign Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1805

RE: Suffixes Besides A

Next question: how many more suffixes exist? Today I heard a Northwest DC9 coming into Newark as Northwest 356 November, and I vaguely remember hearing other flights in the past with Papa, and maybe Mike. Any ideas on them?

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by timz
Sat Oct 23, 1999 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Winglets?
Replies: 19
Views: 1890

RE: Why Winglets?

Let's see, was it two Delta 727's that got winglets? And they only kept them for a year or two, didn't they? (The winglets, that is.)

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by timz
Sun Oct 17, 1999 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frequencies
Replies: 17
Views: 1336

RE: A Helpful Site

Maybe I should add that while airnav.com is a very helpful starting point, we can't expect it to be 100% complete and error-free. For instance, it doesn't list JFK's main arrival freq for flights from the east (125.7) and it doesn't list SFO's initial arrival freq for flights from the north, south a...

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by timz
Sun Oct 17, 1999 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frequencies
Replies: 17
Views: 1336

A Helpful Site

You can get many answers (if not all) at www.airnav.com.

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by timz
Mon Oct 11, 1999 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

ORY/CDG To LAX

I think AA schedules its Paris-LAX 767 at 11 hrs 55 min, and I think United did the same when it flew a 767 on that route. Do the rules change when scheduled block time reaches 12 hours?

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by timz
Mon Oct 11, 1999 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Using Spoilers During Descent
Replies: 9
Views: 4061

Reverse Thrust In The Air

DC8-60's were (are?) allowed to use reverse thrust on the inboard engines when in the air (only when flaps are up, as I recall). Is this true of any other airliner?

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by timz
Sun Oct 10, 1999 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest Airlines At La Guardia
Replies: 5
Views: 1777

Port Authority Website

If nothing better is available, you can always get timetables for the three NY airports at www.panynj.com, the Port Authority site.

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by timz
Wed Sep 29, 1999 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waterski
Replies: 6
Views: 986

RE: Waterski

And J31's in California.

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by timz
Wed Sep 29, 1999 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Shortest Flight?
Replies: 54
Views: 2335

RE: The Winner...

Years ago (maybe fifteen?) the aircraft for United's morning flights from Oakland to ORD and DEN would overnight in SFO, where UA has their maintenance base. So each morning a couple 727's would fly SFO to OAK, about 10 straight-line miles, and the flights were listed in the public timetable and wer...

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by timz
Thu Sep 23, 1999 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's IAH-ANC 737 Flight
Replies: 10
Views: 2589

CO's IAH-ANC 737 Flight

Aviation Daily says Continental will fly a 737 nonstop Houston-Anchorage next summer. This will be 3266 statute miles, which is farther than Newark-Ireland. Will this be a new record for 737 stage length?

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by timz
Thu Sep 23, 1999 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Tokyo-New York-Sao Paulo
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

RE: JAL Tokyo-New York-Sao Paulo

It turns out that if you depart NRT and fly nonstop to GRU on the shortest possible route you will pass about ten miles west of PHL.
The total distance via LAX is only 56 miles less than the distance via Keflavik.

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by timz
Wed Sep 22, 1999 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About "heavy" Callsigns In ATC
Replies: 12
Views: 3502

RE: Question About "heavy" Callsigns In ATC

Rereading the Putnam I see the DC8-52, -53, -54 and -55 are all 300,000 lb MTOW or more, but the -51 is (was?) 276,000 lb. Does American International (or whatever it's called now) still fly N804CK and N805CK?

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by timz
Wed Sep 22, 1999 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Tokyo-New York-Sao Paulo
Replies: 10
Views: 2265

RE: JAL Tokyo-New York-Sao Paulo

Actually, the total distance via JFK is a bit less than via LAX. Only disadvantage of JFK, distance-wise, is that it's not as close to halfway between the endpoints.

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by timz
Tue Sep 21, 1999 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About Freight Airline Operations
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

RE: Questions About Freight Airline Operations

On a slightly-related topic: how do those Airborne DC8-63's get along without a freight door?

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by timz
Tue Sep 21, 1999 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Frequencies & Spots
Replies: 1
Views: 1916

RE: JFK Frequencies & Spots

All this is likely too late, but here goes. Usual caveat: I may have remembered some of these wrong, and some may be out of date, but not most. Tower is 119.1; they add 123.9 in the busy late afternoon. Clearance deliv is 135.05, departure seems to always be 135.9. Arrivals from the east are on Bost...

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by timz
Tue Sep 21, 1999 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About "heavy" Callsigns In ATC
Replies: 12
Views: 3502

RE: Question About "heavy" Callsigns In ATC

Thanks for the response on the DC8. Francillon's Putnam on McDD gives weights for DC8s; as I recall the DC8-51 started out at 273,000 lb MTOW, the -52 was higher, the -53 may have been 300,000 and the -55 is 325,000 lb. Have they all been upgraded? If we can believe the weights given for each aircra...

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by timz
Mon Sep 20, 1999 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCal And American
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

RE: AirCal And American

For another airline family tree, try www.flash.net/~airline/tree.html

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by timz
Mon Sep 20, 1999 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "sfo Airlines"--any Info On It?
Replies: 3
Views: 4441

RE: "sfo Airlines"--any Info On It?

From around 1982 to around 1989 the OAG listed SFO Helicopter Airlines flights from SFO to OAK with Bells. Don't know whether this was any kin to the earlier version. Also don't know whether the service actually existed-- I sure don't remember seeing them.

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by timz
Mon Sep 20, 1999 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCal And American
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

RE: AirCal And American

AirCal disappeared in 1987. AA flew at least some of their 737s and 146s for a few more years in AA paint; when AA had a mini-hub at San Jose 737's did a big chunk of the flying.
Flying's 50th anniv issue had an airline family tree-- but don't recall when that was.

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by timz
Mon Sep 20, 1999 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Range Of 767-300er
Replies: 9
Views: 3165

RE: Range Of 767-300er

767-300ER's fly a number of routes that are longer than LAX-NRT, such as JFK-Cairo, Paris-Rio, Paris-LAX. Longest one I know of is Milan-SFO at 9570 km, compared to 8772 km for LAX-NRT.
But none of these routes compares with LAX-HKG.

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by timz
Mon Sep 20, 1999 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About "heavy" Callsigns In ATC
Replies: 12
Views: 3502

RE: Question About "heavy" Callsigns In ATC

Until a couple years ago (?) the criterion was 300,000 lb MTOW, which excludes 757s, but they decided the 757's wake was stronger than they had thought.
Some DC8-50's have MTOW under 300,000 lb-- have they always been heavies, or are they newly elevated as well?

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by timz
Sat Sep 18, 1999 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ancient TWA Routes
Replies: 11
Views: 1545

RE: Ancient TWA Routes

In summer 1969 TW, WA, BN and CO all started flying to HNL (AA started 1970). TW's flight continued via Guam-Okinawa-Taipei-Hong Kong; if we can believe the timetable it started out as a thru flight LAX-JFK westbound and JFK-JFK (?) eastbound. In 1974 or '75 they dropped everything between Californi...

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by timz
Sat Sep 18, 1999 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "sfo Airlines"--any Info On It?
Replies: 3
Views: 4441

RE: "sfo Airlines"--any Info On It?

Davies says San Francisco and Oakland Helicopter Airlines started in 1961 (joining then-existing helicopter airlines in NY, LA and Chicago). They expired in the late 70's.

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by timz
Fri Sep 17, 1999 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This Really Possible
Replies: 19
Views: 2826

RE: Is This Really Possible

Is the 7000-ft runway at SXM the shortest that regularly gets 747's?

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by timz
Fri Sep 17, 1999 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Anywhere To Land Enroute LAX - Hnl?
Replies: 27
Views: 10602

RE: Is There Anywhere To Land Enroute LAX - Hnl?

One airline route that will never (?) go ETOPS: Buenos Aires to Auckland.

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by timz
Fri Sep 17, 1999 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Bound Flights From JFK
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

RE: European Bound Flights From JFK

You mentioned SK flights, which I think all come out of EWR.

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by timz
Fri Sep 17, 1999 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Bound Flights From JFK
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

RE: European Bound Flights From JFK

Europe-bound flights out of EWR usually (always?) head northeast over CT-- flightplan is usually via MERIT intersection.

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by timz
Fri Sep 17, 1999 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's New Timetable
Replies: 0
Views: 1386

AA's New Timetable

AA's new public timetable (showing only direct flights, Northwest-style) says "Schedules included within this publication are based on flights meeting a minimum passenger traffic volume." Anybody know what this means? Are all AA flights shown? All Eagle flights?

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