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by kaitakfan
Thu Sep 20, 2001 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remarkable, If It's True...
Replies: 26
Views: 2751

RE: Remarkable, If It's True...

Ouch!!!!!! Shows you all... Dont jump to conclusions!! the know it all's are showing signs of weakness now!!! what a pitty! thanks for the post bicostal and the well timed supporting information Lonestarmike!!

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by kaitakfan
Tue Sep 18, 2001 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 The End?
Replies: 78
Views: 4609

RE: A380 The End?

United states isnt the only place that is plagued with problems. I have been in the worst at Kai Tak, Chek Lap Kok was actually worse for standing in line! Even being 2 hours early for a flight is horrible! Auckland New Zealand was by far the worst! long lines are a part of traveling on 747's or pla...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Sep 18, 2001 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Sell 747s Soon
Replies: 64
Views: 3765

RE: UA To Sell 747s Soon

I agree with ILUV767! you beat alot of us to the punch on that post! Long live the mighty blue and gray 747-400!

Cheers!
Brian

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by kaitakfan
Tue Sep 18, 2001 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Asian Airline?
Replies: 32
Views: 2412

RE: Worst Asian Airline?

Who here has actually flown PIA, or Biman?? I can only imagine the huge throngs of tourists dying to vacation in dahka or karachi when you have Sydney Australia or Penang Malaysia as an option! Cheers to flying some of the most foul airlines in the world eh?

Brian

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by kaitakfan
Mon Sep 17, 2001 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ860 Delayed For 4 Hours Due To...
Replies: 6
Views: 4093

RE: SQ860 Delayed For 4 Hours Due To...

Mr. Champman please dont make comments like that then throw in the statement "according to Americans". As an American I know that alot of us look at the people from Afghanistan as the evil ones. Thats not surprizing either! When you consider the fact that probably 80% of Americans have never met any...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Sep 17, 2001 11:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Facilities/spots Currently Open For Spotters
Replies: 51
Views: 4366

RE: Facilities/spots Currently Open For Spotters

How about LAX's south complex for rotation shots off of two five right? that is my main concern. that would be the worst not to have that spot! best place to watch all those international 747's depart!

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by kaitakfan
Sun Sep 16, 2001 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airline Tail Design
Replies: 56
Views: 1220

RE: Best Airline Tail Design

Malaysia Airlines logo looks great on a 747-400! dont forget Air New Zealand as well!

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by kaitakfan
Wed Sep 12, 2001 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas' 747 Service
Replies: 18
Views: 1911

RE: Qantas' 747 Service

hey there guys I dont think he meant he was leaving tonight! not everyday ya just go run jump on a 744 down to sydney!

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by kaitakfan
Wed Sep 12, 2001 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane Crashed Into The World Trade Center.
Replies: 421
Views: 150413

RE: Airplane Crashed Into The World Trade Center.

We will all stay united as one during these times! We will stand tall once again as we always have! These terrorist acts will be payed back in full to the scum of earth! May god be with all of us during this evil test of surviaval and endurance! god bless everyone!

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by kaitakfan
Wed Sep 12, 2001 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Were You When You First Heard About The Wtc
Replies: 152
Views: 5253

RE: Where Were You When You First Heard About The Wtc

I was driving back from the Ice rink after playing early morning hockey at 6AM Arizona time listening to Howard Stern. I just thought it was the sickest joke! Everything i was hearing sounded so fake! i mean come on two planes flying into the world trade towers and the pentagon? I figured it was jus...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Kai Tek Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 3499

RE: Kai Tek Airport

I was just there in march. My friend took my back for a reunion of some sorts with old Kai Tak! It was a dark gloomy day in Hong Kong, seemed fitting while we were walking around the dark area of kai tak. Outside where runway one three would start there is now a large out door shoping market and par...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 747 Service
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

RE: United's 747 Service

Cap'n dan. sorry to hear you got stuck in those nasty old business class seats! I went to SYD muy first time in july of 97 and had those and was very disapointed after flying on the newer seats earlier that day to SFO on a 777. when I went to HKG in march of 98 i got my first new biz seat on a 744, ...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Sep 10, 2001 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's 747 Service
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

RE: United's 747 Service

I have flown across the pacific a total of 16 times on a United 747-400. for example. LAX-HKG, LAX-SYD, SF0-SYD, LAX-AKL, LAX-NRT and so on. I have only flown coach once across the pacific and that was HKG-LAX. not bad but I am to spoiled to Business class. Their Business class is just awesome for t...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Sep 10, 2001 9:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SFO, Worth It?
Replies: 10
Views: 2005

RE: SFO, Worth It?

I wouldnt mess with SFO... in my opinion head down south to LAX! SFO is nothing compared to the mighty SoCal giant. just so many spots to go to! and what ever type shots you want, you got it! plus you get to be right outside with the action for those great shots. unlike SFO, having to stay inside is...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Sep 10, 2001 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL:why So Bad?
Replies: 20
Views: 1743

RE: UAL:why So Bad?

My last flight on UAL was PHX-SFO-SYD-SFO-PHX in june and it was great! now I non rev on UAL all the time because of family with the airline but I do notice if things could be better on flights and on the SFO-SYD flight UAL was flawless. We were seated on the upper deck and the attention to detail w...

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by kaitakfan
Thu Sep 06, 2001 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

RE: This Photo Makes You Wish You`d Gone To Kai Tak

Everything was just amazing about that airport! I was so fortunate to fly into Kai Tak on a 747-400, I would feel cheated if I only did it in say an A320 or 737. Plus I was lucky to have the right side window about 7 rows infront of the wing! just great view at night! then we have photographing! tha...

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by kaitakfan
Wed Sep 05, 2001 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Callsigns
Replies: 12
Views: 1398

RE: Callsigns

Springbok-South African
Dynasty- China Airlines
Cactus-America West

My all time favourite to hear over the radio is "Malaysia 93 Heavy"!!

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by kaitakfan
Wed Sep 05, 2001 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Pilots?
Replies: 55
Views: 3546

RE: How Many Pilots?

wow I thought it was a given that everyone knew that 747-400's on long flights have 4 pilots in the flight deck. I believe any flight after 12 hours requires the 4th pilot. Both back up pilots are second officers, correct CX flyboy? Did you all really think only 2 pilots were in the flight deck at t...

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by kaitakfan
Sat Sep 01, 2001 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines B747-400s
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

RE: United Airlines B747-400s

I dont see why united would need to drop a few 744's... you have got to be kidding! I am a Non Rev for UAL and I was trying to get out about 2 weeks ago for one last trip before college started back up... well I had no chance of even getting to Asia from any US city... you name it LAX,SFO,ORD,JFK al...

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by kaitakfan
Sat Sep 01, 2001 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Seats On A Plane
Replies: 18
Views: 2147

RE: Best Seats On A Plane

My favourite has got to be Upper Deck Business class right at the emergency exit row of the 747-400 for United Airlines. for a transpacific flight, and the leg room it is just the best! plus its the upper deck and thats a positive all in itself!! I look forward to getting that seat again in december...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Aug 21, 2001 3:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Cathay Pacific Models Sold In The Shops
Replies: 14
Views: 8897

RE: Cathay Pacific Models Sold In The Shops

I have always got my Cathay Herpa models in the Cathay Pacific office in Hong Kong!! I have done it every time I go to Hong Kong. I remember spirit of Hong Kong 97 model was selling for $100 or so in the US and I picked it up from the office in 1998 for $20! what a deal as well as the spirit of Hong...

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by kaitakfan
Fri Aug 17, 2001 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Will Pilots Be Needed?
Replies: 43
Views: 4850

RE: How Long Will Pilots Be Needed?

isnt it a fact that most accidents are caused by human error?? just a thought...

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by kaitakfan
Fri Aug 17, 2001 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Like The B747 Or B777 More?
Replies: 21
Views: 2810

RE: Do You Like The B747 Or B777 More?

747 all the way! its like a close friend. i just calculated i have spent nearly 390 hours on a 747-400 over the past 4 years! so i have become very close with this majestic monster! 777 ahh its ok... but the engines dont do anything to make my flight that much more enjoyable... you can only look out...

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by kaitakfan
Fri Aug 17, 2001 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Lovers
Replies: 28
Views: 1172

RE: United Lovers

I love UNITED! my parents work for UAL! I have been very lucky to truely see how good of an airline United is! just for example of how i can honestly say they are a great airline may i list some of the flights i have been on with the great airline *LAX-HKG-LAX 3 times flown *LAX-SYD-LAX *HKG-BKK-HKG...

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by kaitakfan
Wed Aug 08, 2001 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It Possible To Become A Pilot After College?
Replies: 12
Views: 7438

RE: Is It Possible To Become A Pilot After College?

well here is my plan... I am just getting my med exam this friday... i have already got around 10 hours but my serious training starts within the next week. Fortunately my instructor is an old neighbor and is giving me great prices for hourly flights. However, after I complete the PPL part I will ei...

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by kaitakfan
Wed Aug 01, 2001 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Requesting Pushback?
Replies: 15
Views: 9404

RE: Requesting Pushback?

"Ground, Cathay two five zero, Mike twenty six, are we cleared for push? Cathay two five zero push back is approved. Clear to Push Cathay two five zero."

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by kaitakfan
Sat Jul 28, 2001 10:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Planes Do U Fly Most Often In FS?
Replies: 39
Views: 10394

RE: What Planes Do U Fly Most Often In FS?

I fly Air New Zealand "All Blacks" Boeing 747-400, Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747-400 and Cathay Pacific old colors (B-HOP) 747-400... i just fly this one alot because i have flown it before!

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by kaitakfan
Sat Jul 28, 2001 10:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting In Phoenix..
Replies: 5
Views: 1349

RE: Spotting In Phoenix..

i live in PHX and havent been down to much lately... but when i went down to go get the BA 777 the runways in use were for 26/ 25 runways. i think that with these runways in use you are able to get around to area's much easier! if they are arriving from the east you have great options! the parking g...

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by kaitakfan
Sun Jul 22, 2001 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Most Growth By 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 2963

RE: Airports With Most Growth By 2010

i dont think kabul will ever have a chance of growing in the future.it would be a miracle! that would be like Lukla up on in the hills near everest growing and getting 747's. it just is not logical. say hi to Mr Bin Laden

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by kaitakfan
Sat Jul 21, 2001 8:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jfk-yvr- Cathaypacific
Replies: 7
Views: 2890

RE: Jfk-yvr- Cathaypacific

sorry my mistake. i jumped to conclusions... right after i made the post i double checked with a friend who had flown JFK-YVR-HKG and corrected me. so my appology for lack of full information on that one!

cheers!

Brian

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by kaitakfan
Thu Jul 19, 2001 10:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Got Any Photography Trips Planned?
Replies: 28
Views: 2731

RE: Anyone Got Any Photography Trips Planned?

Having just gone from Phoenix to Sydney Australia to photograph in june... i am starting to plan a new trip. this one of mass proportions. i intend to shot at every airport i use for this journey. should go-PHX-LAX spend the day in LAX, take a red eye flight to new york JFK, photograph there (will b...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Jul 17, 2001 11:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jfk-yvr- Cathaypacific
Replies: 7
Views: 2890

RE: Jfk-yvr- Cathaypacific

Cathay doesnt have traffic rights to allow passengers to fly just between YVR and JFK i believe. true its a international flight but as said before cathay doesnt have traffic rights to operate that segment.

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by kaitakfan
Sat Jul 14, 2001 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA815
Replies: 4
Views: 1092

RE: UA815

i arrived sydney on june 6th and we were diverted to brisbane due to fog closing down the airport. (check my trip report if your interested!) but that is strange that 815 stoped there! i wish our flight stoped there instead of BNE... i wonder how many times that little place gets diverted 747's?

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by kaitakfan
Sat Jul 14, 2001 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747s
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

RE: United 747s

wow its kinda cool to think i have been so lucky to do all the lax 744 services in and out of LAX. I love 815 to sydney and 841 to auckland. there is just something so cool about a heavy 747 taking off at night in LAX! the good news is with 842 into LAX it arrives much later then before. when i flew...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Jul 09, 2001 1:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Singapore EWR-AMS
Replies: 14
Views: 2974

RE: Singapore EWR-AMS

you must have been mistaken 39,000 meters is way the hell up there. plus 39,000 feet is the highest commerical flights are allowed to cruise at if i am not mistaken. didnt you just love the flight attendants on SQ?!? they are just amazing! especially for teens such as us! they make the flights that ...

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by kaitakfan
Sun Jul 08, 2001 5:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Do You Do With Your Aircraft Models?
Replies: 29
Views: 12026

RE: What Do You Do With Your Aircraft Models?

i have about 80 herpa wings and i have completely filled up 4 shelfs in my room. i have around 30 747's and i keep them all together and go from largest to smallest with the shelfs. and of course i love to relive the Kai tak approach, so i will break out the old cathay spirit of hong kong or somethi...

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by kaitakfan
Sun Jul 08, 2001 5:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What's The Matter With Sydney Immigration!?
Replies: 22
Views: 7569

RE: What's The Matter With Sydney Immigration!?

i feel sorry for you guys getting hassled down in sydney. are you sure it wasnt customs that was acting out of sorts? immigrations from all my past experience's just says welcome, looks at me, my passport, stamps it and im out of there and onto customs where the beagle's and searching's lurk ahead. ...

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by kaitakfan
Sun Jul 08, 2001 4:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Kai Tak And FS2K
Replies: 8
Views: 5606

RE: Kai Tak And FS2K

when i was there in march my friend kipps took me back to kai tak! what a difference that place was when i was there last in march of 98! of course the day we went it was dark and gloomy so it made for a real depressing reunion at kai tak. i was very greatful to go inside and see what they have done...

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by kaitakfan
Sun Jul 08, 2001 4:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: SFO Airline Collectible Show
Replies: 2
Views: 3564

RE: SFO Airline Collectible Show

looks like its time to put in for time off at work now!!

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by kaitakfan
Sun Jul 08, 2001 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New JAL Reso'cha 747-300
Replies: 1
Views: 2633

RE: New JAL Reso'cha 747-300

Hey craigo!

wish i could be down there out in the field to see her arrive! oh well soon enough! keep those pics rolling mate!

Cheers

Brian

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by kaitakfan
Sun Jul 08, 2001 2:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: BIG Names...
Replies: 51
Views: 2958

RE: BIG Names...

Well i too think its funny that someone has to go and complain that they arnt getting the glory they think they deserve because of the "Big names". it really shouldnt matter to much if your photos get accepted or not and who has more on here and who doesnt! I think its great that airnikon, frank and...

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by kaitakfan
Thu Jul 05, 2001 11:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA 747-400 Flight Simulator
Replies: 26
Views: 4827

RE: BA 747-400 Flight Simulator

Are you sure about starting the turn at 500 feet? that is really low from what i know! i was told by pilots when i used to fly over to kai tak that minimums were 650 or so feet to start the turn while on the IGS to one three. its good to know you knew what you were doing eh? i was the same way when ...

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by kaitakfan
Mon Jul 02, 2001 10:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report - BKK-LHR On Qantas 'Wunala Dreaming'
Replies: 28
Views: 7327

RE: Trip Report - BKK-LHR On Qantas 'Wunala Dreaming'

The flags on the name tags is not just unique to QF or BA as long as i can remember flying to asia the F/A's on United had flags representing the language they spoke.

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by kaitakfan
Fri Jun 29, 2001 12:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 863 Non Stop To Sydney?
Replies: 13
Views: 9374

RE: United 863 Non Stop To Sydney?

Hi all! in response to the last two post's... travis... thanks for your comments! well my mom is just customer service for UAL in PHX. so it was just the three of us to go down to sydney! and ohh yes does the beer taste so much better down there! Victoria bitter all the way! by the time i left i thi...

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by kaitakfan
Thu Jun 21, 2001 11:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 863 Non Stop To Sydney?
Replies: 13
Views: 9374

RE: United 863 Non Stop To Sydney?

Hey thanks again for your kind comments! I have just been accepted into flight school and will start there in august! But i do fully enjoy writing in regards to aviation! With that said i think its time to write up my next one... anyone in the mood for some Hong Kong Kai Tak stories?? ha i hope so!!...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Jun 19, 2001 5:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 863 Non Stop To Sydney?
Replies: 13
Views: 9374

RE: United 863 Non Stop To Sydney?

Thanks for your kind comments! i appreciate it! well me and another friend are very very fortunate enough to have mothers working at United with high senority and my other friend just payed a small $311 for the round trip. Standby can turn out just great as it proved this time around but i have had ...

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by kaitakfan
Tue Jun 19, 2001 12:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 863 Non Stop To Sydney?
Replies: 13
Views: 9374

United 863 Non Stop To Sydney?

This is my first time writing a trip report! so lets give it a whirl. June 4th, 2001 i found myself in very fimilar territory. Standing around waiting to board United Airlines flight 863 with non stop "Royal Pacific" 747-400 service. The time neared 10:30PM very quickly considering i had spent a maj...

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