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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 Usual caveat: I may have remembered some of these wrong, and some may be out of date, but not most.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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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.
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?
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...Jump to post