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by MD80Nut
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Selects IAE Powerplant For A32X Order.
Replies: 46
Views: 6769

RE: US Airways Selects IAE Powerplant For A32X Order.

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by MD80Nut
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Selects IAE Powerplant For A32X Order.
Replies: 46
Views: 6769

RE: US Airways Selects IAE Powerplant For A32X Order.

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by MD80Nut
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mythbusters. Airline Would Rather You Die.
Replies: 40
Views: 17055

RE: Mythbusters. Airline Would Rather You Die.

Anyone who thinks Mythbusters is a great show needs to have their head examined. They use questionable procedures based on questionable assumptions to produce highly questionable results. Of course, given the sorry state of education in general, and science in particular in the United States, it's n...

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by MD80Nut
Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OceanAir (Brazil) Orders Airbus A330/320/319
Replies: 35
Views: 11721

RE: OceanAir (Brazil) Orders Airbus A330/320/319

Congrats to Airbus on yet another very nice order. The A330 continues to amaze picking up order after order in spite of the 787 and A350 being on the horizon. And the A320 family continues to rack 'em up as well. The A320 and A330 families have been a gold mine for Airbus. They are among my favorite...

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by MD80Nut
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS-CVG With 757
Replies: 55
Views: 8328

RE: DL AMS-CVG With 757

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by MD80Nut
Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Ground Test Accident
Replies: 322
Views: 96245

RE: Airbus Ground Test Accident

Thank God no fatalities, it could have been worst from the look of it.

To paraphrase Monty Python's Flying Circus, "This is an Ex-A340-600!"  smile 

Cheers, Ralph

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by MD80Nut
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vertical 757
Replies: 25
Views: 10478

RE: Vertical 757

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by MD80Nut
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Eyes Miami
Replies: 36
Views: 9409

RE: Emirates Eyes Miami

As MAH4546 mentions, Lufthansa and Air France have already expressed interest in flying the A380 to Miami. Both already fly the 744 daily to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>, so a capacity upgrade to the A380 isn't very far fetched. Also, and somebody ...

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by MD80Nut
Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Update
Replies: 49
Views: 40698

RE: Airbus A380 Update

It's good to see Airbus is confident about the A380, hopefully entry into service will be smooth. I think <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s recent order is great news for the program and a sign that more airlines could come on board once it's in regular service. Given how grim things l...

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by MD80Nut
Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Retro Colors
Replies: 17
Views: 7443

RE: UAL Retro Colors

As much as I liked the old "stars and bars" livery, the new one <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> is adopting is the best they've ever had. A big step up from that ugly gray top one they've had for years. In fact the new <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> livery is...

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by MD80Nut
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 Delivery 15 Oct: First Flight Oct 25-26
Replies: 78
Views: 16017

RE: SQ A380 Delivery 15 Oct: First Flight Oct 25-26

This is very excellent news. We now have a delivery date and entry into service date for the A380. Congrats to Airbus and Singapore Airlines and my sincere wishes for a smooth transition into commercial passenger service.

Let the A380 era begin!

Cheers, Ralph

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by MD80Nut
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Unveils New Regional Jet - E-175
Replies: 67
Views: 18939

RE: Northwest Unveils New Regional Jet - E-175

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by MD80Nut
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM Low, Low, Low Landing
Replies: 72
Views: 159549

RE: SXM Low, Low, Low Landing

My family vacationed in St. Martin back in 1970 when I was just 14. The runway then was only about 5,250 or so feet long then and I got to lay on the beach with several people while a NorthEast Yellowbird 727-100 leased to <acronym title="Alamogordo - White Sands Regional (Municipal) (ALM / KALM), U...

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by MD80Nut
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 380 Wing Seized By Plane Stupid
Replies: 82
Views: 20115

RE: 380 Wing Seized By Plane Stupid

We can expect more of this type of non-sense as the Great Man Made Global Warming Swindle marches on. Watch for more taxes on energy, more environmentalist "actions" and more idiots buying carbon offsets while the Goreacle and his ilk collect royalties from his "An Inconvenient Truth" fakumentary an...

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by MD80Nut
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Southwest To Take Over:
Replies: 56
Views: 17344

RE: Rumor: Southwest To Take Over:

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by MD80Nut
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX First Flight Photos
Replies: 43
Views: 13657

RE: VX First Flight Photos

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by MD80Nut
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Southwest To Take Over:
Replies: 56
Views: 17344

RE: Rumor: Southwest To Take Over:

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by MD80Nut
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX First Flight Photos
Replies: 43
Views: 13657

RE: VX First Flight Photos

Very nice looking, cool interior. Since Virgin Atlantic flies to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>, I hope they come down this way soon. We need more airlines like <acronym title="ACES (Colombia)">VX</acronym>, not cattle car airlines like Skybus. Cheer...

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by MD80Nut
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Edit War On A.net Wikipedia Page
Replies: 24
Views: 2302

RE: Edit War On A.net Wikipedia Page

The last thing anyone interested in good information should do is use Wikipedia. Users can edit information on the site way too easily, and I have seen numerous cases of bad information there. I don't use them at all anymore.

Cheers, Ralph

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by MD80Nut
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Big News On The Future Of Airliners.net
Replies: 353
Views: 40005

RE: Big News On The Future Of Airliners.net

While obviously the future will tell how this change affects Airliners.net, I want to congratulate you, Johan and I hope you got a nice check. I'm a firm believer in capitalism, and on your own initiative and efforts you created this wonderful resource for us aviation nuts.You deserve to reap the pr...

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by MD80Nut
Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beautiful Concorde Video!
Replies: 60
Views: 8646

RE: Beautiful Concorde Video!

GDB, thanks for the information on Concorde's final days in service. It's good to hear from people actually involved with the type. As a Concorde fan, I'd love to see somebody preserve one in flying condition, but the info you've provided clearly shows that it wouldn't be as easy as some would like ...

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by MD80Nut
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beautiful Concorde Video!
Replies: 60
Views: 8646

RE: Beautiful Concorde Video!

Thanks for the Concorde videos. They remind me of what a special plane it was. Man, that was a handsome looking plane, wasn't it? And a terrific technological achievement. France and Great Britain have every right to be proud. Concorde will always be one of my favorite airplanes of all time. I loved...

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by MD80Nut
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hate Clapping After Landing? You Gonna Love This
Replies: 48
Views: 25065

RE: Hate Clapping After Landing? You Gonna Love This

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by MD80Nut
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit To Fly To Ponce
Replies: 19
Views: 3236

RE: Spirit To Fly To Ponce

This is great to see, Ponce is a lovely city that deserves more exposure.

Didn't JetBlue start service to Ponce from JFK? How is that route working out for them?

Cheers, Ralph

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by MD80Nut
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hate Clapping After Landing? You Gonna Love This
Replies: 48
Views: 25065

RE: Hate Clapping After Landing? You Gonna Love This

Actually, when I lived in Puerto Rico, it was common for passengers to clap when the plane landed, wether it was landing in Puerto Rico or a flight from Puerto Rico landing at it's destination. I never minded it, I thought it was pretty funny. Heck, I clapped myself more than once! I was on a Southw...

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by MD80Nut
Tue Jul 24, 2007 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan AM's Aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 7387

RE: Pan AM's Aircraft

One of my father's closest friends worked for PanAm in administration for decades and retired in the mid 80s. A few years ago I asked him his views on what had happened to PanAm. He said many things contributed to PanAm's demise, but he thought the main reason was the airline's inability to compete ...

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by MD80Nut
Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Narrow Body
Replies: 49
Views: 13701

RE: Largest Narrow Body

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by MD80Nut
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Adding A320's?
Replies: 26
Views: 4308

RE: F9 Adding A320's?

I did <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> last month on <acrony...

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by MD80Nut
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st SIA A380 Delivered Earlier
Replies: 199
Views: 36034

RE: Exclusif! 1st SIA A380 Delivered Earlier

It would be sweet if the first A380 is delivered sooner. About time it starts to earn it's keep and prove itself in the market. I sure hope everything goes as smooth as silk when it finally does enter service. I'm tired of reading about A380 delays and problems. I want to see them in airports and in...

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by MD80Nut
Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today: US Airlines Aging Fleet Alarming
Replies: 79
Views: 15511

RE: USA Today: US Airlines Aging Fleet Alarming

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by MD80Nut
Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Delivers Last Ever A300 To Fedex Today
Replies: 77
Views: 18236

RE: Airbus Delivers Last Ever A300 To Fedex Today

The end of an era. I've flown on A300s more than any other wide body jet, all with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym>. Never let me down, almost always got me there on time. The A300 earned my respect through it's...

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by MD80Nut
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Senator Calls A380 "Catastrophe"
Replies: 69
Views: 15117

RE: French Senator Calls A380 "Catastrophe"

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by MD80Nut
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Classic US Liveries From The 70's
Replies: 10
Views: 3539

RE: Classic US Liveries From The 70's

I loved Braniff's flying colors schemes. I flew them a lot back then and it was fun to wonder what color my next flight would be. Braniff's terminal in Dallas was a sea of colors, even if just about all the planes were 727s.

Cheers, Ralph

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by MD80Nut
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Orders 35 A319
Replies: 31
Views: 8613

RE: Easyjet Orders 35 A319

Congratulations to Airbus. The orders are rolling in for them. It's good to see them coming on strong after all the issues they've had lately. And Boeing is also doing well, so it's all good.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" border=0>  As I seem to recall...

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by MD80Nut
Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot To Buy 22 Boeing 787's
Replies: 169
Views: 23043

RE: Aeroflot To Buy 22 Boeing 787's

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by MD80Nut
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.
Replies: 154
Views: 24908

RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

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by MD80Nut
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.
Replies: 154
Views: 24908

RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

I'm not surprised the A330 keeps racking up sales. It's still a very efficent, modern aircraft and an ideal solution for many airlines. One hundred and five frames in less than 6 months is a very impressive sales figure for a widebody aircraft and clear proof this is still a very viable product. Loo...

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by MD80Nut
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-300 Questions
Replies: 42
Views: 6863

RE: A330-300 Questions

Speaking of the A333, I been reading a bit lately about an A330-300E. I'm assuming this is a variant bringing the A340-300E's improvements to the A333. Is this assumption correct? Will this A333E become the standard offering for this model?

Cheers, Ralph

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by MD80Nut
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Dings Columbus
Replies: 102
Views: 12419

RE: Southwest Dings Columbus

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by MD80Nut
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Dings Columbus
Replies: 102
Views: 12419

RE: Southwest Dings Columbus

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by MD80Nut
Wed May 30, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY To Lose A Few Flights
Replies: 81
Views: 6070

RE: MSY To Lose A Few Flights

As someone who loves New Orleans it's depressing to me to see the city in this situation. My last visit was in March of '05. My friends with relatives in the area have told me the city has done well in it's recovery considering what happened and that the media is overplaying the problems. I'm defini...

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by MD80Nut
Tue May 29, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400ER - Future Interm Orders?
Replies: 35
Views: 9331

RE: 767-400ER - Future Interm Orders?

As a fan of the 767 I'd love to see some more 764 orders but I don't see it happening unless Delta and/or Continental decide they need some more frames. I was hoping LAN would buy some but it doesn't look like that's happening. Most airlines needing an interim solution are opting for the A330 and gi...

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by MD80Nut
Sat May 26, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Argues About Boarding Star Alliance 757
Replies: 125
Views: 20725

RE: Man Argues About Boarding Star Alliance 757

All this reminds me of the time I flew America West's OHIO 757 from San Francisco to Phoenix. This lady I was sitting next to at the gate looks at the airplane, then leans over to me and says "I didn't know Ohio had an airline!" I had to laugh and I explained it was an America West airplane honoring...

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by MD80Nut
Thu May 17, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrible Pollution From A 727
Replies: 48
Views: 11129

RE: Terrible Pollution From A 727

I still remember those old smokey jets,especially the early turbjet powered DC-8s and 707s. Even the DC-9s and 727s could leave a respectable trail. I remember being stationed at Lowry AFB in Denver back in 1975-76 and watching the Denver Ports of Call Convair 990 leave a smokey trail that would be ...

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by MD80Nut
Mon May 07, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nwa Parking A-320s
Replies: 89
Views: 19593

RE: Nwa Parking A-320s

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by MD80Nut
Fri May 04, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African American Pilots
Replies: 92
Views: 6901

RE: African American Pilots

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by MD80Nut
Fri May 04, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pics Of Sukhoi Regional Jet Fueselage!
Replies: 36
Views: 13287

RE: First Pics Of Sukhoi Regional Jet Fueselage!

The Sukhoi looks like a very nice plane indeed. The Russians know how to build good airplanes, and this one looks like it could be a winner. I'm hoping it succeeds, it's going against some very tough, well entrenched competition in Bombardier and Embraer. But if Boeing is going to provide support, t...

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by MD80Nut
Thu May 03, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does JetBlue Regret Buying The A320 (Size Wise)?
Replies: 83
Views: 14721

RE: Does JetBlue Regret Buying The A320 (Size Wise)?

Given JetBlue's overall success, I don't think they regret in any way ordering the A320. Everytime I've flown a jetBlue A320 it was full or almost full. I do think some A319s would have made a lot of sense for thinner routes, though.

Cheers, Ralph

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by MD80Nut
Thu May 03, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B757 Birdstrike Video
Replies: 23
Views: 7790

RE: B757 Birdstrike Video

When I was in the Air Force we lost an A-7D when it ingested "several birds" as it was climbing out with an almost full load of fuel and "goodies". The pilot was able to eject safely and while the plane crashed into a farm, no one was hurt except for several chickens incinerated by the blast. I also...

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by MD80Nut
Wed May 02, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell Douglas MD-80: A Classic
Replies: 52
Views: 13581

RE: McDonnell Douglas MD-80: A Classic

As my user name might suggest, I'm a huge fan of the MD80 and all the Mighty Mad Dog Twins. I've been fortunate to fly on all of them except the DC-9-20, DC-9-40 and MD87. I've flown on MD80s more than any other plane except the 727-200. To me, the MD80 is the best looking narrow body jet by a long ...

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