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by Okie
Tue Aug 26, 2003 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Love/Hate The 707?
Replies: 29
Views: 5443

RE: Do You Love/Hate The 707?

She was a BEAUTIFUL bird. If you had been traveling on the piston engine DC's the Connie, the Electra's you would understand what a difference there was when the 707 & DC8 came on line. Totally profound difference in passenger comfort and speed. I don't think that during the 15yrs between 55 & 70 th...

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by Okie
Sun Aug 24, 2003 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growing Use Of Regional Jets
Replies: 7
Views: 2945

RE: Growing Use Of Regional Jets

The article pretty much hits on all aspects. Basically until the paying public complains about traveling like a hobbit in a hobbit hole for 3 hours the trend will continue. (you didn't like those props out there on the wings so here you go). I just wonder where the Pilot Unions will draw the line be...

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by Okie
Sat Aug 23, 2003 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 4366

RE: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?

I read an story in a magazine a few years back, before bar code luggage tags, called the Bombay Treatment. It basically implied that a passenger who was being a little irate at the ticket counter got his baggage routed a little differently than normal. If you made the ultimate offence you got the Bo...

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by Okie
Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is American Retiring Their Fokker 100s.....?
Replies: 32
Views: 4438

RE: Is American Retiring Their Fokker 100s.....?

Unfortunately the F-100 was left an homeless Orphan. From what I am seeing the majors are pushing anything they can towards their regional-second tier-LCC divisions. Its looking like the smallest mainline aircraft in the future are going to be 737-800 and the 320 series aircraft. They pay the pilots...

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by Okie
Sat Aug 23, 2003 12:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: An Environmentally Acceptable 'NG' SST
Replies: 25
Views: 3702

RE: An Environmentally Acceptable 'NG' SST

John take a look at Popular Science September issue both General Electric and P & W are both working on Pulse Detonation and Pulse Detonation Hybrid Engines for Super Sonic Aircraft. They both appear to have 20 year plans to have the engines in production. They both are investing millions (but admit...

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by Okie
Fri Aug 22, 2003 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)
Replies: 68
Views: 7100

RE: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)

Thanks for the info <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 I also noticed the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> simulator pilot was making very abrupt movements with the controls be it drama for <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> or whatever c...

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by Okie
Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)
Replies: 68
Views: 7100

RE: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)

I have read quite a few of the accident / incident report on the UK's website and I have to say they seem to be a little more down to earth and a little more explanatory than NTSB. I can say this when an Airbus is involved it seems that Airbus's explanation always seems to try to point toward pilot ...

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by Okie
Fri Aug 22, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)
Replies: 68
Views: 7100

RE: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)

I watched the program and learned a lot. I had always assumed that the output of the rudder pedals effectiveness was proportional to the speed of the aircraft. In otherwords at 150 kias 7in of rudder pedal might move the rudder say 15 degs maybe at 230 kias 7in of rudder pedal might move the rudder ...

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by Okie
Fri Aug 22, 2003 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)
Replies: 68
Views: 7100

RE: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)

I always wondered why with FBW that rudder deflection in flight was not limited to deflections that would not compromise the aircraft.

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by Okie
Fri Aug 22, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA---the Nov STL Schedule
Replies: 22
Views: 3419

RE: AA---the Nov STL Schedule

It looks like to me with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> keeping the "C" concourse tied up they are trying to keep another major player from moving in. It appears to me they will be in a pretty good position on down the road when traffic picks back up and they need relief for <...

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by Okie
Wed Aug 20, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lowest Price You Have Paid For A Revenue Ticket...
Replies: 58
Views: 4459

RE: Lowest Price You Have Paid For A Revenue Ticket...

In the 70's <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> was $19 <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> all the time $38rt In the early 90's <acronym title="...

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by Okie
Mon Aug 18, 2003 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Experiences.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4064

RE: Braniff Experiences.....

I am surprised no one has mentioned the clock!!!
For a period of time they had a clock on the bulkhead and if they did not arrive within 15 mins of schedule you got a free ticket (airlines fault of course, and like it would ever be the airlines fault). I think the FTC made them remove the clocks.

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by Okie
Sun Aug 10, 2003 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Gear Retraction/extension Direction On C5 Galaxy
Replies: 9
Views: 5001

RE: Gear Retraction/extension Direction On C5 Galaxy

I was looking over the C5 gear at an airshow in <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym> about 91 and it sure looked like a nightmare to work on. You are right B747 it is hard to visualize even looking at it. The An-225 was here as well, and whil...

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by Okie
Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Denver's Idle Gates Draw Covetous Eyes"
Replies: 41
Views: 4005

RE: "Denver's Idle Gates Draw Covetous Eyes"

United wanting 38 more gates for <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s and talking about cutting back service. Maybe they are going into the gate sub-leasing business? I thought part of the reason for bankruptcy was to cut your losses and get rid of you bad performing equipment and leases ...

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by Okie
Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Squares On Bottom Of 757/767
Replies: 11
Views: 6093

RE: Squares On Bottom Of 757/767

So how many times has anyone seen a RAT deployed in flight?

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by Okie
Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dragsters Vs Airliners: How Loud?
Replies: 8
Views: 7883

RE: Dragsters Vs Airliners: How Loud?

Standing at the start line between two top fuel dragsters vibrates every organ in your body, and hopefully lasts only about 4.5 seconds. I can't say I have stood that close to a jet engine, however I have been seated beside one on many a commercial aircraft you would have to say the nitro burning en...

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by Okie
Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, CO, DL-pilots Need Social Welfare?
Replies: 30
Views: 5271

RE: AA, CO, DL-pilots Need Social Welfare?

Well it looks to me the majors are trying to push more and more flights to the commuter lines. What happens when the 170/195 comes on line? Will they majors try to slide them under the commuter umbrella to avoid alpa. I wondering if the 717 and the 170/195 will always be LLC and commuter? Just my pe...

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by Okie
Sat Aug 02, 2003 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747 Piggy Back Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 3185

RE: 747 Piggy Back Flights

All the early orbiter flights landed at Edwards, basically unlimited runway, until they had enough landing history/data to be sure there was enough safety margin to land back at the Space Center. Now Edwards is now just an alternate. The return trip was always at least 2 hops and they landed all ove...

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by Okie
Sat Aug 02, 2003 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intra-state Texas Air Service In The Past
Replies: 23
Views: 5115

RE: Intra-state Texas Air Service In The Past

Yes M717 it was the Twin Otters. I made 3 round trips <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>(DL)-Waco(RIO). I am thinking it was spring through fall of...

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by Okie
Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intra-state Texas Air Service In The Past
Replies: 23
Views: 5115

RE: Intra-state Texas Air Service In The Past

Heavens I hoped everyone had forgotten about RIO. Those bright yellow aircraft. Their equipment was pretty rough they interlined with <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and any trip within <acronym title="Caribéenne de Transport (France)">TX</acronym> you had to ride that equip. If ...

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by Okie
Fri Aug 01, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why They Didn't Continue Production Of The B727?
Replies: 25
Views: 4881

RE: Why They Didn't Continue Production Of The B727?

I think as far as the 27 was concerned if it was going to be a tri-engined aircraft it was also going to have the whole back half of the air frame and tail totally reconfigured to accommodate the high bypass engine and would need to be mounted up on the tail. The high bypass engines just do not work...

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by Okie
Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwy 13R-31L At DAL
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

RE: Rwy 13R-31L At DAL

Let me add another bit to this topic. When the wind was out of the north and your approach from the north you would come down the west side of 31L do a 180 and looked like you could almost reach out the window and touch the downtown buildings. I have not been to <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 31, 2003 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Low-fare Airlines Save The B757?
Replies: 22
Views: 5060

RE: Could Low-fare Airlines Save The B757?

$$$$$ Its all about $. If the LLC's could fill them up then they would be buying them. Right now the market is about frequency not capacity. Maybe 10 years down the road and business increases? Then there will most likely be a new type aircraft to fill the niche. While the 57 is one of my favorite a...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 31, 2003 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Other Ailrine Besides WN Will Fly St. Louis?
Replies: 9
Views: 3079

RE: Which Other Ailrine Besides WN Will Fly St. Louis?

You can rest assured that there are a lot of bean counters burning the midnight oil looking over <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> for a hub or mini hub. I think the city fathers will bend over backwards to get someone in there at...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 31, 2003 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwy 13R-31L At DAL
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

RE: Rwy 13R-31L At DAL

I don't have any picks. But this is good reason for all you photog buffs to go out and get picks of your travels. When they built <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> it was pretty much the state of the art however its looking a little tattered...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwy 13R-31L At DAL
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

RE: Rwy 13R-31L At DAL

yep that her. Thanks for the Picks.

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by Okie
Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwy 13R-31L At DAL
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

RE: Rwy 13R-31L At DAL

Well you know when I read the posts about <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> it jogs a few of those old scotch and vodka molecules from between the neurons. The whole complex was really quite modern in its day and <acronym title="Britannia Germany">BN</acron...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Loves To Watch The Flaps........?
Replies: 44
Views: 4849

RE: Who Loves To Watch The Flaps........?

Yes I do, I really started taking interest in watching flaps after the DC-9 series takeoff crash in Cincinnati and another at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> later. The Boeings all had jackscrew actuated flaps that you could hear grinding ...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rwy 13R-31L At DAL
Replies: 21
Views: 2751

RE: Rwy 13R-31L At DAL

Jnsww81 you were right about the noise. I had to overnight at one of the motels there on Mockingbird in about 1967 just east of 13R due to missed connection. There was no need for an alarm clock or courtesy call once the morning flights started the whole building shook. <acronym title="Dallas - Love...

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by Okie
Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Question About Air Wisconsin Do 328s In OKC?
Replies: 12
Views: 4377

RE: A Question About Air Wisconsin Do 328s In OKC?

Thanks for the update TechRep and congratulations on your promotion.
Its great seeing that Great Plains is close getting in the black and growing as well.

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by Okie
Fri Jul 25, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Turnaround Times, Punctuality & Profitability
Replies: 19
Views: 2897

RE: WN's Turnaround Times, Punctuality & Profitability

I had an acquaintance, who was a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> back about mid 90's and I ask her about the increased gate time and she commented that it was due to pressure to meet ADA requirements. I don't know that to be the o...

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by Okie
Tue Jul 22, 2003 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why 200 Series?
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

RE: Why 200 Series?

Psychological. When Boeing brought their 27,37,47's on the market by the time they got them at the gate (ie engineered, certified, crew training) the engineers had already corrected design problems, stretched, modified the original design to the point where they were announcing the 200 series. So m...

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by Okie
Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Get 42 New A/C Next YEAR.
Replies: 14
Views: 4653

RE: WN To Get 42 New A/C Next YEAR.

Thanks for the link SST757

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by Okie
Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Get 42 New A/C Next YEAR.
Replies: 14
Views: 4653

RE: WN To Get 42 New A/C Next YEAR.

I am sure that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> will be looking at picking a few cherries off the <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> tree as well. They may fly those 200's until the last day of noise requireme...

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by Okie
Tue Jul 22, 2003 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Question About Air Wisconsin Do 328s In OKC?
Replies: 12
Views: 4377

RE: A Question About Air Wisconsin Do 328s In OKC?

There are always 727's at <acronym title="Aarhus (Tirstrup) (AAR / EKAH), Denmark">AAR</acronym> for refitting and painting. I have always assumed to head towards 3rd World Countries and Charters & LCC's. I think they specialize in painting no matter what type of air craft. In regards to Great Plain...

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by Okie
Fri Jul 18, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner Interior Questions 1960s
Replies: 2
Views: 2439

RE: Airliner Interior Questions 1960s

The only interiors that I remember that stick out in my mind from that time were TWA's I think it was suppose to be gold and beige, but it was almost greenish looking tweed / pasiley. Sort of looked like flocked wallpaper that was popular at the time. The only reason I remember it to this day is tha...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 17, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Cut STL In Half
Replies: 115
Views: 10391

RE: AA To Cut STL In Half

Supply and Demand
I think you will see half as many flights @ 499.00 vs 199.00 per seat

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by Okie
Thu Jul 17, 2003 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Cut STL In Half
Replies: 115
Views: 10391

RE: AA To Cut STL In Half

I agree Ouboy making up those 700 seats in <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym> has to come from somewhere and I am sure that the seats in other cities served that are being discontinued will have to be made up. Just my personal opinion is th...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 17, 2003 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Cut STL In Half
Replies: 115
Views: 10391

RE: AA To Cut STL In Half

I find the <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> suprising as well I fly that route a lot always full and usually over booked. However I no...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Error In The In-flight Entertainment Systems...
Replies: 2
Views: 2851

RE: Error In The In-flight Entertainment Systems...

I think they did find that the wiring for the entertainment system was the cause from the Canadian investigation. I read a report some months back but can not find what web site I was on at this time. One of the other interesting things I saw on the investigation was that the Stainless Steel Oxygen ...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 17, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Cut STL In Half
Replies: 115
Views: 10391

RE: AA To Cut STL In Half

There are not many gates on the D concourse between <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> and the main terminal. Cutting flights in half I would think they would have to give up some of the gates on the inside of C as well but we just don't know how many <acronym title="American Air...

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by Okie
Thu Jul 17, 2003 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air Growing, Quietly Growing
Replies: 18
Views: 3310

RE: Kalitta Air Growing, Quietly Growing

Ouboy79 Its just my guess but I would supect that after the Kalitta's got their part out in cash that Kalitta/AIA/KittyHawk were left very cash poor. Which left the company with a lot of old 747 & DC 8's with not much value and the FAA hammering on them to get everything up to date (=$). I know ther...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 16, 2003 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Landing Ever?
Replies: 24
Views: 3816

RE: Best Landing Ever?

AA707 in about 1974 <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Tulsa - International (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</acronym>-<acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym>-<acronym tit...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 16, 2003 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Airtran's New 737....oooh..the Possibilities!
Replies: 36
Views: 4686

RE: With Airtran's New 737....oooh..the Possibilities!

I think Stl would be great depending on how much <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> cuts back. One of the big problems right now is gates. Look at the goings on with Denver with <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and Frontier. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)...

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by Okie
Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Airtran's New 737....oooh..the Possibilities!
Replies: 36
Views: 4686

RE: With Airtran's New 737....oooh..the Possibilities!

GOOD CALL SST757

Bring those 717's back home

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by Okie
Wed Jul 16, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Air Growing, Quietly Growing
Replies: 18
Views: 3310

RE: Kalitta Air Growing, Quietly Growing

I was returning from stl to okc on a aa/twa flt after labor day in 1992 and was seated beside a former eastern pilot who was returning to okc/faa center (instructor?) and he stated that there had been some pressure to put Kalitta under the microscope for various safety infractions before the 1st gul...

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