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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Blast From The Past
Replies: 5
Views: 3725

RE: California Blast From The Past

Nah nah, here's a *blast* from the past for ya <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/100385/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/100385/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/8/3/100385.jpg" ALT="Click h...

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by Aaron747
Sun Sep 07, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Flying Superstitions/rituals?
Replies: 46
Views: 6295

RE: Any Flying Superstitions/rituals?

LOL!

I always give the fuselage three good pats on the way in as well. When doing so I like to be well ahead of anyone who might be behind me so I can glance to my right and enjoy the down-the-fuselage view of the aircraft.  Smile

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Any US Metros Have Two Major Intl Airports?
Replies: 23
Views: 4179

RE: Will Any US Metros Have Two Major Intl Airports?

San Jose is strapped for cash at the moment and <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> has major infrastructure issues if its going to handle increased capacity to any significant degree. <acronym title="San Francisco - Int...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Any US Metros Have Two Major Intl Airports?
Replies: 23
Views: 4179

RE: Will Any US Metros Have Two Major Intl Airports?

The land to the west of LAX isn't available - it's a protected butterfly preserve. They do have land to the north though.

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airline Is Real Major.
Replies: 32
Views: 4593

RE: Which US Airline Is Real Major.

Bigger than FedEx? Doubtful. They serve 215 countries with a fleet of 643.

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Jetblue Do Ever Better With A Different A/c
Replies: 34
Views: 3900

RE: Would Jetblue Do Ever Better With A Different A/c

Thank you for the reasoned response N. I was going to be a lot more harsh with the kid.

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Jetblue Do Ever Better With A Different A/c
Replies: 34
Views: 3900

RE: Would Jetblue Do Ever Better With A Different A/c

Oh God, not *that* again.

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airline Is Real Major.
Replies: 32
Views: 4593

RE: Which US Airline Is Real Major.

In some, but not all cases, the airports Southwest chooses are no less convenient than the more major hubs. For many Bay Area residents, <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> is a superior choice over <acronym title="San Francisco ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie
Replies: 85
Views: 6166

RE: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie

Boy this thread could use a funny story - so I'll tell one. So I'm coming back from Long Beach to <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> last October, and while the gate agent didn't LIE - I did correct them, *slightly.* Our flight ...

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?
Replies: 92
Views: 7568

RE: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?

Amen to that. They lost two 707s within months of each other in 1980.

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Any US Metros Have Two Major Intl Airports?
Replies: 23
Views: 4179

RE: Will Any US Metros Have Two Major Intl Airports?

There certainly is - it's called eminent domain. Land can be assumed from private parties for the public purpose, but all property owners must be compensated by the purchasing government entity at fair market value rates, typically determined by a county assessor's office.

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?
Replies: 92
Views: 7568

RE: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?

AA's not the only airline operating the A300-600R, and far as I can tell, all were built with a composite fin fitting - so what gives?

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Jetblue Do Ever Better With A Different A/c
Replies: 34
Views: 3900

RE: Would Jetblue Do Ever Better With A Different A/c

Doing so would completely violate the parameters of their business plans.

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Any US Metros Have Two Major Intl Airports?
Replies: 23
Views: 4179

RE: Will Any US Metros Have Two Major Intl Airports?

Well, having just graduated with an urban planning degree with a concentration in airport land use and development, I *could* give you the sad story on what will happen with Southern California, but you probably don't want to hear it.

The short of it: NIMBYs win. Why? Politics.

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by Aaron747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?
Replies: 92
Views: 7568

RE: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?

Boy, what a river of crap flowing through so much of this thread. Firstly, on DC-10s/L-1011s, safety issues had nothing to do with sales. The L-1011 was never in a position to catch up in sales due to the two years of delays incurred while Rolls Royce recovered from bankruptcy stemming from developm...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Small Airports Have Big Cargo Planes Coming?
Replies: 31
Views: 5301

RE: Which Small Airports Have Big Cargo Planes Coming?

FedEx DC-10s/MD-11s routinely serve SJC and I've seen A300s and A310s at SNA.

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 05, 2003 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Illegal Aliens Allowed Drivers Licenses
Replies: 28
Views: 1774

RE: Illegal Aliens Allowed Drivers Licenses

A driver's license is not a green card.

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 05, 2003 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Taking Off From Very Short Runways
Replies: 29
Views: 5990

RE: Airliners Taking Off From Very Short Runways

Runway 7/25 at Santa Barbara is just 6052', but 707s and DC8s routinely were ferried in and out during 70s and 80s due to a maintenance center at SBA that did cargo conversions.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 04, 2003 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celebrating ////UNITED
Replies: 37
Views: 3256

RE: Celebrating ////UNITED

Good lord, why Greg?

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Illegal Aliens Allowed Drivers Licenses
Replies: 28
Views: 1774

RE: Illegal Aliens Allowed Drivers Licenses

The racists in this state sure come out of the woodwork on these issues, don't they?

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Correct Gate #'s In FS2004
Replies: 8
Views: 4034

RE: Correct Gate #'s In FS2004

You must be kidding hooper. Microsoft's airliner models are crap. They should focus on realism and forget the cheesy planes. We have all the third party addons in the world for to take care of that, and of much higher quality to boot.

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 03, 2003 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 777s In Formation?
Replies: 42
Views: 6879

RE: Continental 777s In Formation?

LOL - nobody appreciates sardonic wit these days. Some of you guys just won the gullibility award big-time.

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 03, 2003 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Flying On 9/11
Replies: 30
Views: 3962

RE: Anyone Flying On 9/11

I'm not, but my girlfriend is. Flying her up to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">SFO</acronym> from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on UAL. I feel bad for giving UAL my money, but hey, I'm staying ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inappropriate Pilot Commentary
Replies: 25
Views: 4221

RE: Inappropriate Pilot Commentary

I think it's great when pilots add a little humor to normally frustrating situations. Coming back home to <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IA...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 28, 2003 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favorite Engine, And Engine Maker?
Replies: 23
Views: 4047

RE: What's Your Favorite Engine, And Engine Maker?

RR. Love the sounds, the nacelles, the wide-chord fan blades, and the three shaft design.

The Trent 700s+ are obviously the best to come off the line, but my favorite is the RB211-524G/H. They look fantastic dangling as a foursome from the 744.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AC 744 With No Port Wing Tip?
Replies: 17
Views: 4192

RE: AC 744 With No Port Wing Tip?

Any increase in drag on the port side could easily be trimmed out. It's not a problem.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Mighty Triple Seven
Replies: 52
Views: 5453

RE: Very Mighty Triple Seven

Mighty? Sure. But this is *mightier* <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/381379/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/381379/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/9/7/3/381379.jpg" ALT="Click here for bi...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Growing Tired Of Powell In The Middle East
Replies: 16
Views: 3039

RE: Growing Tired Of Powell In The Middle East

I agree. This is America. I pay my tax dollars for Americans.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Growing Tired Of Powell In The Middle East
Replies: 16
Views: 3039

RE: Growing Tired Of Powell In The Middle East

Naziesque? Sure. Considering I'm Jewish, that's pretty unlikely. No try this on for size: I'm sick of the bloodshed and as an American, I refuse to take sides on an issue that has been perverted beyond logic and reason. If they want to keep killing each other, by all means, they deserve each other. ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 3:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Growing Tired Of Powell In The Middle East
Replies: 16
Views: 3039

RE: Growing Tired Of Powell In The Middle East

Our presence in Israel exists for two reasons: a) numerous Jews in positions of power at the corporate, cultural, and governmental level in the US b) military-industrial relationship with foreign policy, i.e. Israel's problems provide the existence of a continual need for military hardware, most of ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Love/Hate The 707?
Replies: 29
Views: 5401

Do You Love/Hate The 707?

I'd give anything for the opportunity to ride in one of these venerable old Boeing birds. Hell, let's throw out stage <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> regs so some of those third world cargo operators can return to our skies  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Bay Tour Departure From SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 5144

RE: Question: Bay Tour Departure From SFO

Published departures are rarely flown to the letter in most conditions. The ATC request for the bay tour just means that preferred radar vectors will deviate from what's published. As for crossing the bridge at around 4,000 feet, it's not beyond the realm of possibility at all, especially if approac...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Bay Tour Departure From SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 5144

RE: Question: Bay Tour Departure From SFO

You know, there may be another explanation for the <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> 744 you saw, after checking my plates. The Shoreline 1 and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> 8 departures use radar vect...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:11 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Happened To Project Airbus?
Replies: 6
Views: 18541

RE: What Happened To Project Airbus?

Of project airbus? really? Care to share a link?  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Bay Tour Departure From SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 5144

RE: Question: Bay Tour Departure From SFO

Incidentally, 'bay tour' has a whole different meaning in general aviation circles in the Bay Area. If you're at virtually any field and tell ATC you'll be flying the VFR bay tour, it typically entails following the freeways, i.e. 880-101-280, a transition through the <acronym title="San Francisco -...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Bay Tour Departure From SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 5144

RE: Question: Bay Tour Departure From SFO

The 'bay tours' are more officially known as the eugen5 departure at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and the skyline 3 at <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>. The Virgin...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Happened To Project Airbus?
Replies: 6
Views: 18541

RE: What Happened To Project Airbus?

They have been inactive for some time. They never even did a jetBlue livery, so I had to go purchase the PSS A320 pro. Haven't heard what happened to Project Airbus - we're all in the dark it seems.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Do You Avoid?
Replies: 130
Views: 8789

RE: Which Airline Do You Avoid?

That's the first time I've ever heard that a carrier's general demographic, rather than the carrier itself, was a primary factor in a passenger's avoidance of flying the carrier.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707-proto Flying Again.
Replies: 17
Views: 3035

RE: Boeing 707-proto Flying Again.

If you want to hear a JT3C, just rent the first James Bond movie, "Dr. No." There's great footage of a Pan Am 707-120 with -3Cs landing in the first 20 min of the movie, and boy, is she ever a screamer!

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 4872

RE: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?

I know what <acronym title="TAAG Angola Airlines">DT</acronym>'s are  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Even with them, there's still 7500' of landing field length available. What certainly doesn't help though - is the fact that rwy 27 is the fair weather approach. The a...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Do You Avoid?
Replies: 130
Views: 8789

RE: Which Airline Do You Avoid?

Sure seem to be a lot of Southwest haters around here. Makes little sense to me.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707-proto Flying Again.
Replies: 17
Views: 3035

RE: Boeing 707-proto Flying Again.

If it was abandoned, I'll gladly take it. John Travolta sure seems to enjoy his -138B.

Incidentally, what's wrong with the B/C models, aside from not having water injection takeoffs? LOL

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What You Love/Hate About The A340
Replies: 45
Views: 6786

RE: What You Love/Hate About The A340

I love Airbus wing design, and the A340/A330 as the largest of the lot can't be beat, especially from below. The camber, flap tracks, upward flex and winglets are all wonderfully proportioned. From certain angles, the droop aileron almost presents the appearance of full-span flaps in landing configu...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 4872

RE: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?

The problem isn't the runway length. Heavies routinely operate into world airports with runways under 9000'. The problem with SAN's configuration is the taxiways. They're short to begin with and Bravo, the parallel taxiway, is far too close to the terminal for adequate clearance if they were to conv...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707-proto Flying Again.
Replies: 17
Views: 3035

RE: Boeing 707-proto Flying Again.

The Dash 80 was used as a test bed for all kinds of things. It really has proven itself a versatile aircraft over the years and frankly, should have its own museum IMO. The triple-slotted flap system for the 727 and 737 was originally installed on the 80. The Dash 80 even had a fifth working engine ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?
Replies: 31
Views: 4872

RE: Any Progress On SAN's Preposed New Airport?

Why would the runway need extending? It's already 9400'

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Airplane Sounds
Replies: 73
Views: 4041

RE: Favorite Airplane Sounds

What's wrong with you guys? Is anyone forgetting the unmistakable *thump thump thump thump* as the gear stick on the runway those few moments between rotation and being airborne? LOVE that sound. Or how about that lovely whine heard from miles away when a DC-10 or L-1011 are taxying to the active. O...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Flights.from The Least Amount Of Gates!
Replies: 9
Views: 4326

RE: Most Flights.from The Least Amount Of Gates!

If you never had the chance, ya'll should have seen Kai Tak in Hong Kong while it was still open. There were only 9 jetways if I remember right, and everything else was buses out to the remote stands. Considering the sheer volume of traffic at that airport, the gate situation was astoundingly poor. ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Do You Avoid?
Replies: 130
Views: 8789

RE: Which Airline Do You Avoid?

As a soon-to-be college graduate entering law school, for me it's all about price. I avoid the majors like the plague because 75% of the time they can't hope to compete with the fares I get on <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> and <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acron...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 24, 2003 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Air & Space Museum (Washington D.C.)
Replies: 20
Views: 4256

RE: National Air & Space Museum (Washington D.C.)

Correction: There is no taxiway linking <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> with the National Mall and/or museum. <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> was referring to the new permanent exhibition openin...

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