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by amadorE175
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways restructuring - axes Hanoi and HongKong
Replies: 14
Views: 3844

Re: Kenya Airways restructuring - axes Hanoi and HongKong

Kenya Airways has stated that it will be restructuring its operations in response to the challenging aviation environment. As a result, KQ will be axing flights to Hanoi and Hong kong and will be fighting for its market share in Bangkok. The airline aims to start flights to the USA. Source: https:/...

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by amadorE175
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Interesting, thanks! I actually had no idea it was possible to book SAN-ZRH (Edelweiss) on swiss.com. I see that prices are much more reasonable as well. Looks like I may get my chance to do this next spring after all! WK just got back to me about their website: "It is planned that the functio...

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by amadorE175
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 39689

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

I’ll be happy to take the $ they’ll lose on these routes if they just stop! I'm trying to wrap my head around this. Across the multiple threads where ORD and IAH have come up, people seem quite pessimistic about the two tags working out. Would they really perform that poorly? Or that poorly compare...

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by amadorE175
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 39689

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Looks like PAL will soon be starting MNL-YVR-ORD 4x a week and MNL-YVR-IAH 3x a week, all on 77Ws. JFK will be nonstop on the A359 in the beginning of summer 2018 and SEA to be added in 4Q 2018. I’ll be happy to take the $ they’ll lose on these routes if they just stop! I'm trying to wrap my head a...

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by amadorE175
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weak bookings for Edelweiss Denver flights?
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Re: Weak bookings for Edelweiss Denver flights?

The SAN-ZRH WK flight had weak bookings for the June and July (the first months of this summer's seasonal service). It's expected to pick up for August. I think Edelweiss' website doesn't help with trying to book flights to ZRH since you can't book a trip that starts outside of ZRH on the Edelweiss...

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by amadorE175
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weak bookings for Edelweiss Denver flights?
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Re: Weak bookings for Edelweiss Denver flights?

The SAN-ZRH WK flight had weak bookings for the June and July (the first months of this summer's seasonal service). It's expected to pick up for August. I think Edelweiss' website doesn't help with trying to book flights to ZRH since you can't book a trip that starts outside of ZRH on the Edelweiss ...

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by amadorE175
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I'd vote for a new one. It's a new season and we seem to be a fairly prolific bunch of posters for our 661 acre airport (and the thread is more than a year old) so a new thread seems right. I live on an academic calendar so starting up something for Fall 2017 to Fall 2018 is good for me.

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by amadorE175
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?
Replies: 26
Views: 6905

Re: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?

Going East takes you into ME3 territory. VS used to be aimed at being a good choice to BA on plum routes, this failed when BA et al got into alliances. Remember SRB saw alliances as anti competitive and fought tooth and nail against them, despite offering way more seamless choice and connections. H...

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by amadorE175
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?
Replies: 26
Views: 6905

Re: A3 returning LHR-LCA-LHR slots to VS?

especially as DL doesn't want VS to go East. Which is something often stated, but never actually substantiated. Yeah, I've seen people say this too but I'm honestly curious about VS's operations going East. When was the last time they added a route (or even a frequency) outside of the US? Their onl...

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by amadorE175
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

In this week's Board meeting materials, there's a discussion about mechanical troubles that Edelweiss had and prohibited them from meeting their planned number of rotations for 2017 (30 rotations rather than 40). Anyone know more about this? And a letter from WK says too that bookings have "fa...

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by amadorE175
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zimbabwe Airways 777: acquired two.
Replies: 33
Views: 8974

Re: Zimbabwe Airways 777 deal in jeopardy over a lack of funding

I can't believe Mugabe is still there.... Why wouldn't he be? His own people aren't going to stop him; that much is clear. And Zimbabwe doesn't hold any economic/logistical/strategic interest sufficient for any foreign power to topple him. Thus, no real reason for him to not be there; shy of natura...

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by amadorE175
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Do you guys work for SAN? How do u guys have access to all this information? Where r u watching this haah Worked there about a decade back but almost all of this information (certainly the information I'm posting here) is available on SAN's website. The Airport Authority board meeting agendas are p...

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by amadorE175
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

WN is going to take over T1W also next year. This only because eventually construction will on the new TW and half the gates on T1E will be closed and torn down for construction. WN will also be relocating the T/C and Baggage claim as construction moves forward. Last I heard WN request up to 20 gat...

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by amadorE175
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippines Airlines loads YYZ nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 5628

Re: Philippines Airlines loads YYZ nonstop

Will PR opt to tag a different destination onto their YVR flights now that YYZ (and soon JFK) will be going nonstop?

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by amadorE175
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

WN will gain access and operate some flights from Gate 11, beginning next week. No details on how many flights or percentage of usage. 3 security check-points ...... oy vey :banghead:. The new Terminal 1 can't some soon enough. But we welcome all the growth :bigthumbsup: Any new word of VX coming o...

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by amadorE175
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

In this week's Board meeting materials, there's a discussion about mechanical troubles that Edelweiss had and prohibited them from meeting their planned number of rotations for 2017 (30 rotations rather than 40). Anyone know more about this? And a letter from WK says too that bookings have "far...

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by amadorE175
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4700

Re: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?

Are there any companies that would have a specific reason for a CDG flight though? SLC has Biofire which is now owned by Biomerieux. Identifying a specific company is, admittedly, a problem. Even Illumina, the largest SD-based biotech company, has an office in Amsterdam rather than Paris. It's much...

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by amadorE175
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?
Replies: 40
Views: 4700

Re: PDX-CDG, SAN-CDG, Why not ? If yes : who ? And When ?

both lie in the shadow of far more powerful gateways that DO have French nonstops...... so doubt AF would want anything to do with these, and by extension DL. Could add LAS and MSY to that list, IMO. Maybe "Joon," whatever it turns out to be, will be interested? I think a SAN-CDG flight i...

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by amadorE175
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC
Replies: 75
Views: 16724

Re: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC

"3-class" mean Y/C/F or Y/W/C ? For PR, Y/W/C. Don't forget, by summer of 2019 SAN will have 6 new FIS-capable gates, allowing as many as 4 simultaneous wide-body int'l arrivals! There will be plenty of room for PAL if they decide to add SAN to their routemap. The potential for cx like PR...

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by amadorE175
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC
Replies: 75
Views: 16724

Re: PAl outlines A350 strategy, to launch MNL-NYC

Finally the A350-era of Philippine Airlines is slowly begining! Very interesting to find out about the 295-seat configuration. This shows that PAL is actually trying become a little bit more premium than they've been so far. The A350s with most number of seats so far is ET and JJ with 348 seats. Bu...

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by amadorE175
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of DL at NRT and ICN
Replies: 43
Views: 5949

Re: Future of DL at NRT and ICN

I think NRT/PDX will stay, and we might see KE frames on that route. I wrote: "..we might see KE frames on that route." might. verb. "Used to indicate conditional or possible actions." Ok, sure, not with certainty but the thought is still nonsensical. No KE frames will go on the...

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by amadorE175
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 107
Views: 19820

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

I was wondering what are DL's plans for it's Asia routes. As they seem to be "de-hubbing NRT", in favor of operating direct flights to Asian destinations from SEA hub. Already they've axed SIN, BKK, and TPE is in question if not already axed. They seem to be relying on codeshare partners ...

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by amadorE175
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 39547

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

https://twitter.com/SacIntlAirport/status/901155560157880320 SMF says stay tuned for a big announcement on Monday. In line with discussions above, might we see some international routes from WN? Perhaps SJD? PVR? It seems that some sort of WN add would make sense but could it be AS announcing somet...

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by amadorE175
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 9930

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

There are Metrolink tracks directly across the street from the ONT terminals - I have never understood why ONT management and Metrolink never built an ONT Airport station. Add a train every 1/2 hour from LA Union Station and downtown Riverside and ONT suddenly becomes an attractive option for many ...

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by amadorE175
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 83089

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

FWIW the 777s will get the new D1 cabin starting in February 2018, and the first frame will not emerge until late May. The entire fleet should be done by the end of 2018. I'll have to check and see when the 764s will start getting the midlife. What are the 764s going to get in the midlife? A much n...

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by amadorE175
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN schedule extension 8/28/17
Replies: 365
Views: 39547

Re: WN schedule extension 8/28/17

https://twitter.com/SacIntlAirport/status/901155560157880320

SMF says stay tuned for a big announcement on Monday. In line with discussions above, might we see some international routes from WN? Perhaps SJD? PVR?

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by amadorE175
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

If it started on VX metal that'd be a first for VX to fly out from SAN to someplace that wasn't SFO. Looking at AS, I'm surprised to see they only fly SEA-JFK once daily against 5x DL, 2x AA, and 2x B6. AS is starting PDX-JFK rather than adding another SEA-JFK flight in November. In light of that, m...

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by amadorE175
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322192

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

There was a little discussion on here early on about fog being an issue at SCK during certain times of year and diversions and perhaps departure delays being an issue there as a result. SMF was discussed at the time, particularly in light of the big distribution facility Amazon was building there, ...

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by amadorE175
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

ll of AA's flights will be 738s, while DL will be using 3x 757s and 1x 738. It's nice to have a few more options on flight times to JFK. I wonder if Delta would ever upgrade the service to Delta One since Jetblue just started Mint flights to SAN. If they wanted to I suppose they could have problems...

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by amadorE175
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322192

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

It looks like Amazon is getting ready to expand their operation in Sacramento with a 40,000 sq. ft. air cargo facility at SMF. This comes after building a 855,0000-square-foot fulfillment center in Metro Air Park to the east of the airport. Another Bizjournal article says flights could start as earl...

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by amadorE175
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL - Vegas
Replies: 11
Views: 2636

Re: DL - Vegas

IIRC, DL's only non-hub routes from LAS that consistently operate outside of the CES are to SNA and SJC and both operate multiple times per day on a two class RJs. SJC is DL's only LAS service to the Bay Area while LAS-SNA is in addition to LAS-LAX. DL also flies LAS-SAN 3x daily year around, I thi...

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by amadorE175
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats
Replies: 25
Views: 4634

Re: Ethiopian retrofitting its B763 Business class with lie flat seats

Now that I think of it, doesn't JL STILL have some 787s with angled-flat seats? If so, ET isn't alone with angled-flat on 787s.

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by amadorE175
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?
Replies: 63
Views: 10222

Re: British Airways London to San Jose. How well ?

Has BA looked at SMF? While I'd love BA to come to the valley, I don't think that's probable. SMF would capture back some of the Sacramento-area traffic and some of the traffic further west along the 80 that travels down to OAK/SFO. SMF is a bit far from the rest of the Bay Area and even if there w...

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by amadorE175
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 interiors
Replies: 79
Views: 17496

Re: Delta A350 interiors

The door is nice and all, but doesn't J look really narrow to anyone else? I'd rather do with A Super Diamond without a door than a sealed coffin... I think the photographs make the seat itself look a bit narrow. Delta says they're 22-24 inches wide but the high wall makes it feel narrower. The hig...

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by amadorE175
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL
Replies: 58
Views: 11481

Re: OAG Changes 8/6/2017: UA Brings Back ORD-PNS; AA Exits MSP-LAX, Expands SLC-PHL

*AM SMF-MEX DEC 0.0>0.5 JAN 0>0.7 Is this an all-new route? If so, it means that the rumor of more DL international was right, given it's part of the JV with AM. According to SMF's twitter, this looks to be a holiday route (runs 12/13 - 1/14). I don't know if they've flown this in the past. https:/...

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by amadorE175
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 11853

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

The advantages LA/Ontario airport has include better highway traffic conditions and better location for Asian community living in Western LA/ San Bernardino. However, the infrastructure of the airport requires major upgrades to accommodate a trans-Pacific flight, not to mention the limited connecti...

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by amadorE175
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 39689

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2017/08/03/philippine-airlines-brings-forward-launch-b777-london-manila-route/ And there's this about PAL moving up the start date of 77W service to London. Anyone know if the leased planes are coming sooner than originally stated or are they moving...

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by amadorE175
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s

Any idea about where those 10 other frames might be going? SAA and KQ are in trouble. ET is in expansion mode but I have no idea if they'd need SSJ-size aircraft. Might other countries be using the SSJ to relaunch their airlines? The interview with the trade ministry official posted on 12th July 20...

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by amadorE175
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 30 more markets by 2018
Replies: 109
Views: 9753

Re: AS 30 more markets by 2018

Filling in the VX gaps from LAX/SFO and focus city gaps in SAN/SJC/SMF?/OAK? seems to make sense. A stretch but maybe potentially even some from JFK/SLC/DAL. I can only hope for more flights to/from SMF. The new SMF-SAN flight has been a nice alternative to Southwest. Anyone have an idea of how wel...

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by amadorE175
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Sukhoi Signs Agreement with Zambia for 5 SSJ100s

https://www.lusakatimes.com/2017/07/22/government-buys-5-russian-super-jets-one-president-lungu/ One will be an VIP jet for the president, the 4 other frames will be used to restart Zambia Airways. Another thing not mentioned in this article is that there will be 10 other airframes assigned to a le...

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by amadorE175
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA bailed out by government again
Replies: 177
Views: 31442

Re: SAA bailed out by government again

Would SAA politically be allowed to shut down or are the South African unions too strong for the govt to handle? Dunno about South African labor but even without strong unions I doubt that it would be politically feasible for SAA to be shut down. There are too many high value SAA positions availabl...

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by amadorE175
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

http://www.philstar.com/business/2017/07/24/1720755/pal-sets-aside-2-b-fleet-expansion-program "PAL senior vice president for corporate planning Angelito Alvarez, for his part, said the airline is also looking into mounting flights from Manila to Chicago and Seattle." I know a few years b...

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by amadorE175
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Speaking of taxiways, I don't know if this has been discussed -- I don't think so -- but apparently the airport is going to build a Taxiway Alpha pretty soon; it's in the budget. Essentially it will be a 'siding' south of and parallel to Bravo running from B6 nearly to Delta (the former diagonal ru...

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by amadorE175
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 92026

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

I guess I'll just keep discussing things with myself here on our thread... (What do they say about us old folks who talk to themselves?...) Highcroft here under a new pseudonym. Though it might be better to have something a bit more aviation related. And no need to talk with yourself! Always apprec...

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