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by kaitakfan
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Common Are Full Power Departures?
Replies: 72
Views: 16055

RE: How Common Are Full Power Departures?

I really cant believe someone would be so hopeful to have a max thrust takeoff experience. In all reality you would hardly ever be able to tell the difference in a derated to maximum thrust take off. I fly the ERJ-145 when we step it up from an Alt-TO1 (Derated) to <acronym title="President Airlines...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Actual Pilots
Replies: 45
Views: 5915

RE: Actual Pilots

Flight Sim was a huge factor in helping me throughout my training! Started playin with the software back in 1995, now I currently fly the ERJ-145. Hoping that in the near future after a long interview process, Cathay Pacific will give me the chance to see the difference between the <acronym title="S...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freedom Airlines/DL Connection Dash 8
Replies: 22
Views: 4149

RE: Freedom Airlines/DL Connection Dash 8

I beleive there is to be only one ERJ flying the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>/<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> flights to support the Dash 8's. Lucky F8 pil...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Good Are The Loads For UA 837 On JUL 8?
Replies: 2
Views: 6251

RE: How Good Are The Loads For UA 837 On JUL 8?

837 should operate <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>... <acronym title="Bang...

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by kaitakfan
Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ 200 "A Miserable Airplane"
Replies: 150
Views: 38305

RE: CRJ 200 "A Miserable Airplane"

Too bad pilots who fly the CRJ and ERJ arnt going at it over this one. All the ERJ captains that transfered over from the CRJ cant express enough how crappy of a plane the 200 is to fly. From what i've been told the 7/900 are a different story. The only thing they can really tell me what is better a...

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by kaitakfan
Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ 200 "A Miserable Airplane"
Replies: 150
Views: 38305

RE: CRJ 200 "A Miserable Airplane"

CRJ 200's are the true garbage of the airline industry. Having worked and flown on plenty of CRJ's and now being an FO on the E-145, I have heard more praise over the ERJ's seats, windows, bathroom, etc over the CRJ. and I beleive it! The CRJ-200, the piece of crap that it is, surely needs to be pha...

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by kaitakfan
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reckon You're Smart Enough To Be A Pilot?
Replies: 27
Views: 7200

RE: Reckon You're Smart Enough To Be A Pilot?

damn..

6 out of 10 and 5 out of 8... I dont know how on earth I managed to get hired to fly for a living! What a criminal I am!

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by kaitakfan
Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Yoke, Bicycle Type, Stick, Joystick, Or Half Yoke?
Replies: 27
Views: 5563

RE: Yoke, Bicycle Type, Stick, Joystick, Or Half Yoke?

Give me the rams horns from the ERJ any day! I used to think they looked "stupid". Now I cant imagine flying without them! When people say differently I just tell them to stick their arm out straight. When you look at it, your wrists naturally set into the rams horns! Its a beautiful thing!

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by kaitakfan
Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?
Replies: 53
Views: 19902

RE: So, Can I Use A "crew" Luggage Tag?

Wow soon enough we are gonna start having guys from this site walking around in uniforms and crew tags pretending to be pilots when they travel. I for one think having a crew tag displayed when your not crew is just pointless. The only reason I can think of for doing such a stunt is to try and feel ...

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by kaitakfan
Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bragging Time!: How Many Ratings Do You Have?
Replies: 44
Views: 6489

RE: Bragging Time!: How Many Ratings Do You Have?

My summary...

EMB-145 SIC
Commercial AMEL/ASEL
Instrument

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by kaitakfan
Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP CRJs Operating On US East Coast Runs
Replies: 59
Views: 6372

RE: HP CRJs Operating On US East Coast Runs

I dont see why people even bother defending Mesa Air Group against some of the most close minded indivduals on this forum. Or anybody else out there who seems to think Mesa Air Group is a substandard Regional Airline. People can say what they want to about the company. All I can say is thats great, ...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nat'l Lampoon Christmas Vacation
Replies: 34
Views: 2981

RE: Nat'l Lampoon Christmas Vacation

How could you guys forget about Snots Yakin on a bone under the table? Just little parts like that made the movie one of the best I have seen!

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by kaitakfan
Sat Dec 03, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Get To In-n-Out-Burger From LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 8991

RE: How To Get To In-n-Out-Burger From LAX

My god, have you guys not noticed that huge building right behind In-n-out that goes by the name of "the parking spot"???? Free shuttle every 10 minutes to every terminal in <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. When you get there you are on the s...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: First Photographer To Reach 10,000,000 Views Is...
Replies: 65
Views: 7429

RE: First Photographer To Reach 10,000,000 Views Is...

Way to come Sammy! Keep up to good work, especially with those United birds! Hope to catch you some time in PHX!

Cheers!

Brian

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by kaitakfan
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia To US Flights
Replies: 36
Views: 4604

RE: Australia To US Flights

As one mentioned above regarding <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> having weight restrictions on their <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> runs, I think that used to be a very big issue when their ...

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by kaitakfan
Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Hawai'i:
Replies: 60
Views: 5324

RE: Mesa Hawai'i:

Aloha, you seem to think that Mesa is just a thick headed monster of a company that does not realize their are to be cultural differences with doing biz in Hawaii. J.O. is not a moron when it comes to business. If that were the case he wouldnt be the 3rd longest lasting CEO in the airline biz here. ...

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by kaitakfan
Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official Self-pics (volume 18)
Replies: 111
Views: 8983

RE: Official Self-pics (volume 18)



Hard work pays off

Cheers!

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by kaitakfan
Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official Self-Pics (Volume 16)
Replies: 189
Views: 13757

RE: Official Self-Pics (Volume 16)

That shot was taken just yesterday at Phoenix Sky Harbour. Couldnt you tell by the lovely weather depicted?

Cheers!

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by kaitakfan
Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official Self-Pics (Volume 16)
Replies: 189
Views: 13757

RE: Official Self-Pics (Volume 16)



All in a days work...

[Edited 2005-10-28 22:34:43]

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by kaitakfan
Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Speeding Tickets Can A Pilot Have?
Replies: 65
Views: 25477

RE: How Many Speeding Tickets Can A Pilot Have?

I see what your saying Thesonntag. And while I agree that speeding tickets may not be a serious offense in Germany or in the USA, the fact of the matter is for a regional airline, how you opperate a vehicle cooresponds to how you would opperate an aircraft. If you cant respect simple little laws on ...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Speeding Tickets Can A Pilot Have?
Replies: 65
Views: 25477

RE: How Many Speeding Tickets Can A Pilot Have?

Speeding tickets are one thing when it comes to getting a job, a trend of speeding tickets is another. You should be concerned about the amount you have in one year. I work directly with the pilot recruiter at Mesa Air and that is one of the biggest red flags you can have besides assaults or drug/al...

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by kaitakfan
Thu Sep 01, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Pilots Think Less Of People Who Work The Ramp?
Replies: 92
Views: 9457

RE: Do Pilots Think Less Of People Who Work The Ramp?

I fully agree with CALpilot. This industry is all about being a team. sadly sometimes my view of what the airline industry should be is not shared by everyone. If I am on the ramp I do my best to be friendly and kind to anyone I come in contact with. I have respect for anyone who does their job and ...

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by kaitakfan
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United asks for another 2 months to get organised
Replies: 92
Views: 14243

United asks for another 2 months to get organised

What a load of crap. Alot of these morons dont realize that if United or USair goes down, its only going to do so much good for the industry. For the most part, hopeful pilots like me will end up in the shitter because 10,000 other high turbine time pilots will be filling spots at potential openings...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Coolest Call Sign Around!
Replies: 108
Views: 30679

RE: The Coolest Call Sign Around!

geez guys, you think people could figure out <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> is Speedbird especially after the 50th response. Anyways... I gota say my fav call sign is nothing unique... just good old "United Eight Fifteen Heavy" <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX),...

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by kaitakfan
Sun Jan 09, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Business Class...what's It Like?
Replies: 28
Views: 6678

RE: United Business Class...what's It Like?

I would like to share my oppion on the matter here. I think I have a pretty solid feel for <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s business class service especially since this weds will be my 40th time crossing the Pacific Ocean in <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s ...

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by kaitakfan
Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Sick Passengers...Scorn And Pity
Replies: 33
Views: 8080

RE: Air Sick Passengers...Scorn And Pity

Ok... I have to add to this thread! First off I must say I feel alot of pitty for those who suffer motion sickness. I myself am 99.8% unaffected by motion sickness except for one time flying in the back seat of a seminole from Bankstown airport in Sydney to Canberra on a really choppy day. I fortuna...

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by kaitakfan
Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: PHX - 12/26 To 1/1
Replies: 32
Views: 2892

RE: PHX - 12/26 To 1/1

BA 289 does not operate on weds... I wonder what the deal is with that. I will also go do alittle search on that one as well. Sadly it looks like the weather for the next day and a half will not allow nice light.

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by kaitakfan
Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: PHX - 12/26 To 1/1
Replies: 32
Views: 2892

RE: PHX - 12/26 To 1/1

Josh... I believe I will actually be going to check out Speed Bird 289 Heavy landing tomorrow. If your down at Sky Harbor tomorrow I would have no problem meeting up a bit early and showing you around some other really cool spots that dont get much attention. As far as flying goes I could go Weds or...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: PHX - 12/26 To 1/1
Replies: 32
Views: 2892

RE: PHX - 12/26 To 1/1

Josh, have you thought about ditching the garage and getting in the thick of things. For the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> arrival I always go to a spot less then 1/4 of a mile from runway 26. This area allows for great head on shots or you can walk south a bit and get amazing shots ...

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by kaitakfan
Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SXM/Maho Beach Status For 2005
Replies: 26
Views: 4482

RE: SXM/Maho Beach Status For 2005

Well said james. I dont really understand how <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym> photography can still be deemed exciting on Airliners.net. It really has been beaten to death as you said. There have been alot of inovative sh...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: PHX - 12/26 To 1/1
Replies: 32
Views: 2892

RE: PHX - 12/26 To 1/1

Hey guys... well when the time gets here lets see what works out! Hopefully the weather will be a bit better at that time then it has been! Hope to see you all soon!

Cheers!
Brian

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by kaitakfan
Fri Dec 03, 2004 6:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: PHX - 12/26 To 1/1
Replies: 32
Views: 2892

RE: PHX - 12/26 To 1/1

I might be interested to meet up as well. By that time I should have maybe completed my Commerical Multi Engine checkride and would be willing to give any local flights if anyone is interested. Maybe make a hop over to Good Year to see all the goodies there. I fly out of <acronym title="Sundsvall / ...

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by kaitakfan
Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top Revenue-earning Routes Worldwide
Replies: 34
Views: 5394

RE: Top Revenue-earning Routes Worldwide

ORD-<acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> and <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acrony...

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by kaitakfan
Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-10 Engine Fire @ NRT
Replies: 39
Views: 11742

RE: NW DC-10 Engine Fire @ NRT

"That's why <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has fewer incidences, because they have newer planes and fewer flights". United does have alot of newer planes, but NWA is not doing too bad themselves. Their 747-400s and A330's were very dominant in the NWA fleet at Narita when I was ...

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by kaitakfan
Wed Nov 17, 2004 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Aircraft Sits Highest Off The Ground?
Replies: 12
Views: 4214

RE: What Aircraft Sits Highest Off The Ground?

I noticed last week in Singapore I was on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 838 a 777 to Narita. right next door was the 747-400 to <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence Over The Equator
Replies: 14
Views: 28549

RE: Turbulence Over The Equator

I make sure that everytime I fly down to Sydney I wake up over the equator to watch the light show! If I am not already up, generally speaking flying in the area will wake me up for sure due to the rough air. I was just in Singapore last week and it just a really cool sight to see the thunderstorm a...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Checkerboard At Kai Tak
Replies: 6
Views: 5915

RE: Checkerboard At Kai Tak

It was a simple visual transition for the guys flying the IGS to runway 13. While it was a good visual aiming point on good visibility days, alot of guys really relied on the approach lighting system as a visual aid. The use of <acronym title="Moscow - Domodedovo (DME / UUDD), Russia">DME</acronym> ...

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by kaitakfan
Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SYD, Why Only United?
Replies: 52
Views: 8616

RE: SYD, Why Only United?

Concorde boy, if the 777 is such a grand aircraft to fly such a route why has United not opted to do so in the past? Especially during slow times of the year when the 747-400 is going out half full? Is that because they learned their lesson on the 777 doing <acronym title="Los Angeles - Internationa...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas IFE Question
Replies: 38
Views: 3522

Qantas IFE Question

all these dorks getting so upset about the spelling of an airline that they probably have never flown on! guys arnt you missing tiny toons or something? I think you will find QF IFE to be very nice. Not only that, but economy class seats are great!

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by kaitakfan
Wed May 26, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Busiest/flagship UA Route
Replies: 31
Views: 4769

RE: The Busiest/flagship UA Route

LAX-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>... nobody thought of that one yet! With its continuation onto <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym> it has more high yeild ...

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by kaitakfan
Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Travel To Singapore
Replies: 16
Views: 3596

RE: Travel To Singapore

I think you will find that the movie you mention took place in Thailand, not Singapore. And yes Singapore can be worse then <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym> if you have any drugs on you, our you break their strict laws. That is the big reason ...

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by kaitakfan
Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 777 In PHX On To The 744 YES!
Replies: 32
Views: 7384

RE: Last 777 In PHX On To The 744 YES!

SpeedBirdHeavy, Sounds like you know how to work it well when it comes to getting into the best spot for viewing! I can imagine that honeywell spot is just amazing for the departure! I cant wait until the summer months when there will be adequate light to photograph the departures! I really hope <ac...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 777 In PHX On To The 744 YES!
Replies: 32
Views: 7384

RE: Last 777 In PHX On To The 744 YES!

SpeedbirdHeavy, I was over at Taxiway Romeo awaiting another departure on the south end, but in good position, where I could easily drive back to the north lot if it went to 8. Around 7:40, I said to hell with it after waiting 45 minutes. I didnt know you could stand in the honeywell parking lot! ha...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 777 In PHX On To The 744 YES!
Replies: 32
Views: 7384

RE: Last 777 In PHX On To The 744 YES!

SpeedBirdHeavy, That spot you mentioned is the same one I was at, along TWY R. It really reminds me of Sydney, Only here in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> we are limited to one 747 a day that passes that close... and at night of course! ...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 777 In PHX On To The 744 YES!
Replies: 32
Views: 7384

RE: Last 777 In PHX On To The 744 YES!

I could not believe how the arrival went today at <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>! I was parked out under the approach path near the employee parking lot waiting for the beast! I really have never seen such a modified approach before! As ...

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by kaitakfan
Sat Mar 27, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Spotters: Last Chance For 777
Replies: 16
Views: 4027

RE: PHX Spotters: Last Chance For 777

I believe the flight will now operated 6 times a week. Not sure, but I think thats what the trade off was, larger capcity aircraft as well as fewer weekly services. As far as AF1 goes, I was out at the top of runway 26. Was going to get a great shot from a location a bit southeast of the runway end,...

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by kaitakfan
Sat Mar 27, 2004 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Spotters: Last Chance For 777
Replies: 16
Views: 4027

RE: PHX Spotters: Last Chance For 777

The arrival is around 4:45PM like always, departs at 7:40PM. I have gone out to see it a few times more this week. Come Sunday the 747-400 will arrive at 3:45PM and depart at 7:05PM. I am surprized nobody cared to mention Air Force Ones movement into <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor Internationa...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non Rev To NRT And HKG
Replies: 15
Views: 5638

RE: Non Rev To NRT And HKG

"The loads to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> are always a mess unless you go in late September or early May" Yeah most of the time they are! Lucky me, my flight on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acr...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Flying What Over Spring Break?
Replies: 88
Views: 6522

RE: Who's Flying What Over Spring Break?

PHX-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> A320 <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International...

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by kaitakfan
Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The BA 744 To PHX Today?
Replies: 34
Views: 8589

RE: Why The BA 744 To PHX Today?

Well bitter sweet day today at <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>!! Just as I was about to cross the road from the Terminal 2 parking garage over to the fence looking over runway 8, my brother calls me from the southwest hanger area to repor...

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