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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian's New Toy
Replies: 52
Views: 26692

RE: Hawaiian's New Toy

What's this one named?

(FlightAware is showing HAL8005 en route from LAX as I type this, ETA 2:52 AM HST. I'm guessing that's the flight for this plane.)

[Edited 2011-10-09 02:25:26]

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by HNLPointShoot
Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extra Hawaiian HNL-SEA And SEA-HNL Flights?
Replies: 5
Views: 3069

RE: Extra Hawaiian HNL-SEA And SEA-HNL Flights?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aloha73g" class="quote" target="_blank">aloha73g</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>This weekend HA is running a charter for O...

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by HNLPointShoot
Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extra Hawaiian HNL-SEA And SEA-HNL Flights?
Replies: 5
Views: 3069

Extra Hawaiian HNL-SEA And SEA-HNL Flights?

I was looking at <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym>'s website recently, and noticed that there's an extra <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - Intern...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of N717XA
Replies: 10
Views: 6044

RE: Status Of N717XA

Scrapped in 2005, unless I'm mistaken.

First 717 Scrapped (by Yyz717 Oct 16 2005 in Civil Aviation)

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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are There No Europe To HNL Flights?
Replies: 155
Views: 23167

RE: Why Are There No Europe To HNL Flights?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LJ" class="quote" target="_blank">LJ</a> (<a href="#89" class="quote">Reply 89</a>):<br/><i>It's not so hard, I don't dream on coming to Hawaii....

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are There No Europe To HNL Flights?
Replies: 155
Views: 23167

RE: Why Are There No Europe To HNL Flights?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/david_itl" class="quote" target="_blank">david_itl</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i>I can remember the <acronym title="Haw...

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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Requirement For Charters?
Replies: 9
Views: 5000

RE: Pilot Requirement For Charters?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BMI727" class="quote" target="_blank">BMI727</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I vaguely recall a reference to something like...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trick Allows Free Flights With Scam To US Mint
Replies: 27
Views: 3985

RE: Trick Allows Free Flights With Scam To US Mint

Funny, I happen to have a partial roll of $1 coins sitting on my desk right now since I went and got some from the bank after hearing this story on NPR. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="...

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by HNLPointShoot
Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilots Refuse To Fly 4th Of July Atheist Banners
Replies: 58
Views: 6981

RE: Pilots Refuse To Fly 4th Of July Atheist Banners

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AR385" class="quote" target="_blank">AR385</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>I have a question. If I have money, to pay for...

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by HNLPointShoot
Tue May 24, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Without Crashes
Replies: 61
Views: 15256

RE: Airlines Without Crashes

HA had a DC-10 overrun the runway at PPT while landing there in <a href="http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20001223-0" target="_blank">December 2000;</a> no injuries or fatalities, and the aircraft was repaired and returned to service. Aside from that, they've had some minor incident...

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by HNLPointShoot
Mon May 09, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Hidden-City Ticketing" And Saving On Airfare
Replies: 9
Views: 4647

"Hidden-City Ticketing" And Saving On Airfare

<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/magazine/mag-08subversion-t.html" target="_blank">NY Times Magazine article by Nate Silver</a> Mr. Silver has found an interesting idiosyncrasy in how major airlines price fares for trips involving hubs, in that flights to/from hubs are more expensive than ...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At PAE/BFI/RNT/SEA/PDX
Replies: 17
Views: 7398

RE: Spotting At PAE/BFI/RNT/SEA/PDX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/clickhappy" class="quote" target="_blank">clickhappy</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>If you need a ladder while you are i...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At PAE/BFI/RNT/SEA/PDX
Replies: 17
Views: 7398

RE: Spotting At PAE/BFI/RNT/SEA/PDX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/saintex" class="quote" target="_blank">saintex</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> I don't think there's any way to get to <ac...

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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At PAE/BFI/RNT/SEA/PDX
Replies: 17
Views: 7398

Spotting At PAE/BFI/RNT/SEA/PDX

I'm planning on being in the Seattle and Portland areas in a couple months, and I'm wondering if there are any quality spotting locations that are don't require a lens longer than 300mm (35mm equivalent) at Paine Field, Boeing Field, Renton Municipal, Seattle-Tacoma International, and Portland Inter...

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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Thai Chickens For F-16s
Replies: 9
Views: 5742

Thai Chickens For F-16s

Heard about this on <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/03/12/134476611/Bluff-The-Listener" target="_blank"><i>Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!</i></a> on NPR today: Thailand had arranged a deal to trade frozen chicken for F-16 fighters, but cancelled the arrangement after Thaksin Shinawatra was ousted. <a h...

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by HNLPointShoot
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 18-55's And Spotting
Replies: 19
Views: 4088

RE: 18-55's And Spotting

13 of the 29 pictures I have in the <acronym title="Brit Air (France)">DB</acronym> were shot with the Canon <acronym title="Far East Air Transport (Taiwan)">EF</acronym>-S 18-55mm kit lens, most of which are of static displays at local airshows. 1 of those pictures is of an aircraft taxiing right n...

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by HNLPointShoot
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Restaurant Help In Kona, HI
Replies: 21
Views: 3252

RE: Restaurant Help In Kona, HI

The Manago Hotel in Captain Cook is nice for casual dining. The food isn't special in and of itself, except that it's very, very tasty, and definitely worth the drive from Waikoloa. The menu is mostly fish however, so if that's a problem, then I wouldn't bother. In Waikoloa itself, I remember that t...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Sense Does It Have To Travel By Air Nowadays?
Replies: 42
Views: 11727

RE: What Sense Does It Have To Travel By Air Nowad

Where I live, the only practical way to enter or exit any of the counties in the whole state is by air.  

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by HNLPointShoot
Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Off-site Data Backup Options?
Replies: 19
Views: 4298

Off-site Data Backup Options?

This isn't directly related to photography, but I'm wondering what people here use to backup digital photos they've shot. The idea of having an off-site backup occurred to me earlier today while reading about a family (that doesn't live too far from me) <a href="http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/20...

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by HNLPointShoot
Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "Ford Island Nalf" Or "Pacific Aviation Museum"
Replies: 4
Views: 4213

RE: "Ford Island Nalf" Or "Pacific Aviation Museum"

Perhaps, but wasn't the airfield and runway shut down in 1999?

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by HNLPointShoot
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "Ford Island Nalf" Or "Pacific Aviation Museum"
Replies: 4
Views: 4213

"Ford Island Nalf" Or "Pacific Aviation Museum"

I took some shots at the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii earlier today, and I'm wondering what the location information is supposed to look like if I decide to upload any of them. There are existing photos from the museum in the <acronym title="Brit Air (France)">DB</acronym> listed ...

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by HNLPointShoot
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nov. 2 USA Elections Thread
Replies: 303
Views: 7320

RE: Nov. 2 USA Elections Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ual777" class="quote" target="_blank">ual777</a> (<a href="#248" class="quote">Reply 248</a>):<br/><i> The Democrats are spending money like dru...

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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beginner Needs Camera
Replies: 32
Views: 5432

RE: Beginner Needs Camera

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vincyag2000" class="quote" target="_blank">vincyag2000</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Have I proven my point?</i></font></...

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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beginner Needs Camera
Replies: 32
Views: 5432

RE: Beginner Needs Camera

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vincyag2000" class="quote" target="_blank">vincyag2000</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>The problem with Canon is its noise ...

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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Beginner Needs Camera
Replies: 32
Views: 5432

RE: Beginner Needs Camera

An entry-level body like the Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D) with the kit lens (18-55mm) and an inexpensive long zoom like the Canon <acronym title="Far East Air Transport (Taiwan)">EF</acronym>-S 55-250mm is probably enough for you, although I don't have any idea what spotting at <acronym title="Sydney ...

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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Serious Help With Which Camera To Buy
Replies: 20
Views: 7015

RE: Need Serious Help With Which Camera To Buy

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dlowwa" class="quote" target="_blank">dlowwa</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>You have fallen victim to the marketing hype...

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by HNLPointShoot
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Categorizing College Aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 3304

Categorizing College Aircraft

I recently took a photo of a Piper PA-44-180 (N128AR) with Honolulu Community College titles, and I'm wondering if it's supposed to be classified as "Private," "Government," or "Other." Which one is correct?<br/><br/><font size="-4">[Edited 2010-09-28 02:17:48]</font><br><br>[Edited 2010-09-28 02:18...

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by HNLPointShoot
Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: 717 Leading-edge Slats And Wing
Replies: 1
Views: 341

717 Leading-edge Slats And Wing

It's a bit out of my comfort zone compared to what I normally shoot, but I'm thinking of trying to upload this: <a href="http://img137.imageshack.us/i/20100925phnghaln490hav0.jpg/" target="_blank"><img src="http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6688/20100925phnghaln490hav0.th.jpg" width="101" height="1...

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by HNLPointShoot
Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interesting Rows Of Dents On Boeing 757
Replies: 49
Views: 22448

RE: Interesting Rows Of Dents On Boeing 757

I was wondering where the wrinkles on this <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 came from. <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/USA---Air/Boeing-KC-135R-Stratotanker/1738464/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a hr...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Timeline Of Issuing A Registration Number
Replies: 1
Views: 2772

Timeline Of Issuing A Registration Number

I was in Las Vegas recently, and caught a picture of a Cessna Citation X (N902VP) landing on August 16. When I checked the <a href="http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=902VP&x=0&y=0" target="_blank">FAA's database for details on that aircraft</a>, it says the...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: What Do You Think Of This Shot? (Diamond Head)
Replies: 1
Views: 353

What Do You Think Of This Shot? (Diamond Head)

It's not a photo I'm planning on submitting since it would be considered a double of <a href="http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Air/Boeing-KC-135R-Stratotanker/1738464/M/" target="_blank">this one</a>, but I'm wondering if it's worth anything, since whatever feedback I get on this would be useful...

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by HNLPointShoot
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Post Accident Write Off: Will It Ever Fly Again?
Replies: 21
Views: 7579

RE: A Post Accident Write Off: Will It Ever Fly Again?

I've heard that QF had a write-off <a href="http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19990922-0" target="_blank">accident in BKK in 1999</a> involving VH-OJH; the plane was bought back and repaired at a substantial cost to preserve their jet-age safety record. <br/><center><font color="#EEE...

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by HNLPointShoot
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting Tips For LAS In August
Replies: 0
Views: 5112

Spotting Tips For LAS In August

I'll be in Las Vegas for a few days later this month, and I'm planning on heading out early one morning to get some pictures in. I've been looking over <a href="http://visitinglas.com/" target="_blank">this website</a> for tips on where some good spots are, and I'm thinking of setting up either on <...

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by HNLPointShoot
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reasons To Store Airplanes In The Desert?
Replies: 34
Views: 22103

RE: Reasons To Store Airplanes In The Desert?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WNwatcher" class="quote" target="_blank">WNwatcher</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Not just stationary aircraft. IIRC, wa...

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by HNLPointShoot
Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: One Way Runways
Replies: 26
Views: 8914

RE: One Way Runways

According to a post on the HNL RareBirds blog back in May, Taxiway D at HNL used to be a one-way runway (Runway 14).

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by HNLPointShoot
Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest / Tightest Base To Final
Replies: 28
Views: 4941

RE: Shortest / Tightest Base To Final

As far as I know, aircraft landing on 26L at HNL aren't lined up until less than 2 nm before touchdown since they're typically not allowed to overfly urban Honolulu, which means staying off shore of the island. (I don't know if heavy aircraft are allowed to land on 26R at all.) Night landings on the...

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by HNLPointShoot
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying An IMac
Replies: 41
Views: 2888

RE: Buying An IMac

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FX772LRF" class="quote" target="_blank">FX772LRF</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>The unadjustability of the iMac makes it w...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bladeless Aircraft Engines?
Replies: 9
Views: 14098

RE: Bladeless Aircraft Engines?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/USAir330" class="quote" target="_blank">USAir330</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Would it possible to see a bladeles...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SS United States Saved!
Replies: 39
Views: 4664

RE: SS United States Saved!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bohica" class="quote" target="_blank">bohica</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>In other words it will become a tourist trap. ...

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by HNLPointShoot
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX/LGB-HNL/OGG
Replies: 8
Views: 3438

RE: LAX/LGB-HNL/OGG

HA still includes a meal with the ticket, if that interests you. If you can get on the A332, you'll also get a PTV in coach, and connecting to OGG through HNL shouldn't be too bad.

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by HNLPointShoot
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The CFM56 And Hawaii Interisland Flights
Replies: 6
Views: 5392

RE: The CFM56 And Hawaii Interisland Flights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/clydenairways" class="quote" target="_blank">clydenairways</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>But how about the likes of Ryana...

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by HNLPointShoot
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The CFM56 And Hawaii Interisland Flights
Replies: 6
Views: 5392

The CFM56 And Hawaii Interisland Flights

I've read from archived threads on this site that <acronym title="Aloha Airlines (USA)">AQ</acronym> had technical difficulties when they tried to operate the 73G on interisland flights that resulted in dramatically increased engine maintenance needs, especially compared to the older JT8D engines on...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Lens Or New Body: Dilemma
Replies: 18
Views: 5364

RE: New Lens Or New Body: Dilemma

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JakTrax" class="quote" target="_blank">JakTrax</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Finally, is the noise at ISO400 on a 350D ...

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by HNLPointShoot
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HNL-East Coast Direct Flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 5275

HNL-East Coast Direct Flights?

I was looking up a list of flights departing <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> just now, and noticed that United has a direct flight from Honolulu to New York <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild...

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by HNLPointShoot
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Lens Or New Body: Dilemma
Replies: 18
Views: 5364

RE: New Lens Or New Body: Dilemma

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/epten" class="quote" target="_blank">epten</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Hi, I have EOS350D, EF75-300 and my aviat...

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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking For A New Long Zoom Lens
Replies: 20
Views: 6233

RE: Looking For A New Long Zoom Lens

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by HNLPointShoot
Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking For A New Long Zoom Lens
Replies: 20
Views: 6233

RE: Looking For A New Long Zoom Lens

So I suppose the consensus is to bite the bullet and buy the Canon 100-400mm?  dollarsign 

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by HNLPointShoot
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking For A New Long Zoom Lens
Replies: 20
Views: 6233

Looking For A New Long Zoom Lens

I'm thinking of buying a new zoom telephoto lens that is not the Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L lens. As wonderful as it may be, $1,600 is an awful lot of money (unless I resort to a secondhand lens, which seems risky).  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/eyepopping.gif" alt="eyepopping" ...

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by HNLPointShoot
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sky Backlighting And How To Get Around It
Replies: 3
Views: 5842

RE: Sky Backlighting And How To Get Around It

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by HNLPointShoot
Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sky Backlighting And How To Get Around It
Replies: 3
Views: 5842

Sky Backlighting And How To Get Around It

I'm having a problem where photos I'm shooting are coming out with the subject aircraft backlit because of the sky, and I'm trying to understand how to get around this. For reference, my spotting spot is <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=21.310773,-157.922874&spn=0.011355,0.02246...

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