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by miamiair
Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Grooves On Jet Wings
Replies: 4
Views: 2735

RE: Grooves On Jet Wings

I believe what you are referring to are flap hinge/carriage fairings. These cover the mechanisms that extend/retract the flaps. Some airplanes like the DC-9/DC-10 have hinges while the Boeing's have tracks, upon which the flap moves fore and aft.

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by miamiair
Mon Sep 27, 2004 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: (sigh) NWA DC-09
Replies: 20
Views: 3574

RE: (sigh) NWA DC-09

There are some A320s that are five years old that require belly skin changes. This is not the start to another Boeing v Airbus shot, just the facts.

I will say this, the DC-8/-9 fuselage skins are very stout.

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by miamiair
Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL 9L/27R Project Question
Replies: 11
Views: 2281

RE: FLL 9L/27R Project Question

I flew jetBlue on Tuesday <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and returned same day. Departure and arrival were on RWY 13. ...

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by miamiair
Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 32
Views: 9298

RE: Frank Lorenzo

EAL was already in poor shape when Uncle Frank showed up. Employees were giving back 3.5% back to the company as a concession. What doomed EAL was the pissing contest that Charlie Bryant (The IAM head putz at the time) and Lorenzo. The IAM union insisted and got (this was before Lorenzo's tenure) th...

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anchor Nut, But Not Really-Need Help
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

RE: Anchor Nut, But Not Really-Need Help

MD11Engineer/Jan:

OK, we call it a scrounge box, which is well camouflaged. In regards to the part/standard I am looking for, I have never seen anything like it.

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuselage Crack On This 763!
Replies: 18
Views: 5941

RE: Fuselage Crack On This 763!

While a repair process would be time consuming, it would be more economical than replacing the various skin sections. It is not impossible, nor is it terribly expensive. The only problem, would be that repairs like of this nature are external doublers, there will be issues with future skin inspectio...

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 24, 2004 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anchor Nut, But Not Really-Need Help
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

RE: Anchor Nut, But Not Really-Need Help

OK, I'll bite, what is a gash box?

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by miamiair
Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Winds At MIA
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

RE: South Winds At MIA

Most of the cargo from Colombia is flowers. Maybe its a joint operation; the CIA & MI6.

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by miamiair
Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?
Replies: 218
Views: 9598

RE: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?

The need to post the certifications prominently are purely regulatory. Part of the <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> is that the repair station number has to be posted near the business name. The regulation has changed some this year with th...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anchor Nut, But Not Really-Need Help
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

Anchor Nut, But Not Really-Need Help

Hello all, when all else fails, I can ask for some help here... We are working on some DC-9(<acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>) Aft Plug Doors P/N 5910367-69. There are four attaching parts that are not in the CMM, IPC or Part Drawing. I have looked in some standards catalogs wit...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?
Replies: 218
Views: 9598

RE: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?

As for the EASA accreditation, this is what superseded the JAA (Joint Aviation Authorities) the European version of the FAA or Aerocivil. The certificate is an EASA-145 (145 is the Part of the regulations that applies to repair stations). And now I will throw a curve ball regarding the EASA-145 cert...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Douglas DC 8
Replies: 35
Views: 4543

RE: Douglas DC 8

If I had to could compare the Diesel Eight to a military jet; it would be a cross between an A-4 Skyhawk, and the F-4 Phantom (all <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> products). The airframe is very resilient, able to tolerate large amounts of damage; and fast and able to carry a large payl...

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by miamiair
Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking On Planes...
Replies: 32
Views: 4872

RE: Smoking On Planes...

Smoking was great for at least one thing: it indicated leaks on the fuselage.

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by miamiair
Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: (sigh) NWA DC-09
Replies: 20
Views: 3574

RE: (sigh) NWA DC-09

The original Design Service Objective was 20K cycles. There is no limit on times and cycles; so long as the airplane is maintained in an airworthy condition, it can be flown indefinitely.

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by miamiair
Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Douglas DC 8
Replies: 35
Views: 4543

RE: Douglas DC 8

The wing on the -62 is the same as the -63.

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by miamiair
Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Surprising With This Pic?
Replies: 21
Views: 9041

RE: Whats Surprising With This Pic?

The door has been recently replaced. It looks like it was off of a USAirways 73.

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by miamiair
Sun Sep 19, 2004 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Douglas DC 8
Replies: 35
Views: 4543

RE: Douglas DC 8

Those are P&W JT3D-7Bs. I don't know exactly how many are left flying, but I have noticed and increasing amount of the -63s being chopped up. <acronym title="Albury (ABX / YMAY), Australia - New South Wales">ABX</acronym> still has a fleet of them and there are some operators in Europe that are flyi...

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by miamiair
Sat Sep 18, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?
Replies: 218
Views: 9598

RE: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?

Aerosucre has three 737s according to Boeing operator documents. The last I saw, the Caravelles were at BOG at Aerosucre's cargo ramp/terminal.

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Female Airline Pilots In Latinoamerica?
Replies: 31
Views: 7450

RE: Female Airline Pilots In Latinoamerica?

A while back I flew <acronym title="Avianca (Colombia)">AV</acronym> <acronym title="Santa Fe de Bogota (Eldorado) (BOG / SKBO), Colombia">BOG</acronym>-BAQ, with a female Captain, whatever her name is she should change it to Captain Crunch. She must have been training for a career in Navy Carrier O...

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Defunt Airline List
Replies: 54
Views: 3311

RE: Your Defunt Airline List

Kiwi International Rich International Trans Continental Airlines Air Lift People's Express NY Air Texas Air International Southern Air Florida VIASA American International Airways (ACY) Ecuatoriana Lineas Aereas Paraguayas (LAP) Trans Brazil Emery Air Air Atlanta Condor (Colombia) Air Aruba <acronym...

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 17, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Safety Briefing?
Replies: 36
Views: 4201

RE: Why No Safety Briefing?

The safety briefing is a requirement. It can be accomplished by a Flight Attendant in plain view, or by a video presentation.

[Edited 2004-09-16 20:42:30]

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 17, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Determining Seat Pitch
Replies: 7
Views: 2909

RE: Determining Seat Pitch

29" is a cattle car.
30" is better.
31" is typical.

These values are for coach.

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by miamiair
Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Was First With Fly-by-wire
Replies: 49
Views: 7433

RE: Who Was First With Fly-by-wire

Anybody that has worked on any Douglas product knows they were the first FBW. Just because the wires were strands that mechanically actuated control surfaces...

YES, This is a joke!

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by miamiair
Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATA Chapters
Replies: 4
Views: 12619

RE: ATA Chapters

If it ain't broke, why fix it.

It takes a bit of familiarization, but I didn't and don't have any problems with it.

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's The Thing At The Door?
Replies: 19
Views: 6797

RE: What's The Thing At The Door?

Keep in mind that the thickness of the "skin" at these locations is not your typical 0.032-inch. At door cut-outs there is a the obvious external skin, and then there are doublers and tripplers and additional reinforcing structure. The titanium scuff plates are to prevent the damage of the fuselage ...

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by miamiair
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's The Thing At The Door?
Replies: 19
Views: 6797

RE: What's The Thing At The Door?

They are made of titanium, and they are called scuff plates.

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by miamiair
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Materials?
Replies: 6
Views: 2062

RE: Aircraft Materials?

As for chemical formulas, there are too many different types of compounds used in an aircraft. But one thing that is making up a greater percentage of an aircraft's weight are composites. There are several different types, different cure temperature. There are cloths, uni-directional tapes, single s...

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by miamiair
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?
Replies: 218
Views: 9598

RE: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?

One of the Caravelles did crash after departing BAQ; the cargo shifted aft and the airplane stalled and crashed. I think five were killed, not sure of the casualties. As for the 732 or any other airplane, when you transition into new equipment, you go through a ground school and then you go through ...

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by miamiair
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-300 Vs 737-700 NG, How Can You Tell?
Replies: 27
Views: 11898

RE: 737-300 Vs 737-700 NG, How Can You Tell?

Don't forget the landing lights; on the 733 they retract into the flap canoe fairings, on the 737NGs they retract into the belly fairings...

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by miamiair
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?
Replies: 218
Views: 9598

RE: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?

Aerocivil put the kibosh on Aerosucre's Caravelles, the reason I am told by someone in the aerocivil, is that there was no documentation for the modification of the aircraft's cargo door. There was no substantiation or analysis, so the pulled the plug on the plane's ops. Someone posted that the 732 ...

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by miamiair
Sun Sep 12, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC8 Nasal Air Intakes- Question.
Replies: 5
Views: 4384

RE: DC8 Nasal Air Intakes- Question.

This is also posted on the civil aviation forum:

There were originally four turbocompressors as shown in the third photo from the top. The top most photo shows that the airconditioning/pressurization system has been replaced by two air cycle machines.

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by miamiair
Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-8 Nostrils
Replies: 9
Views: 5978

RE: DC-8 Nostrils

There were originally four turbocompressors as shown in the third photo from the top. The top most photo shows that the airconditioning/pressurization system has been replaced by two air cycle machines.

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by miamiair
Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Keeps Growing
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

RE: Copa Keeps Growing

I am not completely sure, but I remember Air Europa flying MAD-MIA with a 757.

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Info On Latest Caravelle Crash?
Replies: 15
Views: 6380

RE: More Info On Latest Caravelle Crash?

I saw a couple in BOG. Converted to freighters, but the aerocivil declared them un-airworthy as there was no substantiation for the structure done. The owner of the airlanes said he swore by them. That was in 2001.

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Wing...hard To Make A Good Landing?
Replies: 37
Views: 15505

RE: 727 Wing...hard To Make A Good Landing?

A "greaser" is the opposite of an arrival, an extra positive touch down. A greaser, squeaker, is a very smooth landing. And after you can do that on the 727, you can break you arm patting yourself on the back!

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa Keeps Growing
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

RE: Copa Keeps Growing

Indeed, COPA ordered two additional 737-700s for 2006 and leased one 737-700, and one -800 from 2005. Nice business model. Their in-cabin service is better than most carriers operating Central/South America for what you pay. I flew <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">M...

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by miamiair
Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Windmill Restarts
Replies: 6
Views: 2274

RE: Windmill Restarts

MD80 is altitude and airspeed driven when it comes down to airstarts. see below: For <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 JT8D-219 EGT 100C or greater 20,000 Feet 186 - 320 KI<acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> 19,000 Feet 182 - 330 KI<acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)"...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?
Replies: 218
Views: 9598

RE: Colombia Aero Update: Satena, West Tampa & Inter?

Any news on what Aero Sucre has been up to?

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dumb Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2627

RE: Dumb Question

The captain can sit where he/she pleases. The left seat is the pilot in command's, unless it is a helicopter, and then it is on the right.

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Safest Plane In A Dogfight Is What
Replies: 12
Views: 4513

RE: The Safest Plane In A Dogfight Is What

Bay of Pigs, Cuba 18 APR 61 A C-46 on its way back to Happy Valley after air dropping supplies to the exile force ashore is jumped by a Hawker Sea Fury. The Curtiss Comando pilot dives for the waves and starts doing tight turns, low and slow. The Sea Fury tried to get on his "six", actually stalled ...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Missile Defense Program Faces Cuts Under Kerry
Replies: 30
Views: 4056

RE: Missile Defense Program Faces Cuts Under Kerry

These are Zell Miller's comments, not mine, but I second what he is saying: Time after time in our history, in the face of great danger, Democrats and Republicans worked together to ensure that freedom would not falter. But not today. Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, to...

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Design - Europe Vs. USA
Replies: 5
Views: 3349

RE: Ramp Design - Europe Vs. USA

Cancidas...

Nope, but would be happy to scan sections of it for you. let me know.

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by miamiair
Wed Sep 08, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Most Robust Aircraft?
Replies: 33
Views: 8523

RE: What Is The Most Robust Aircraft?

The Ex-Soviet aircraft I have seen would make me take up siling instead of flying. The design might be sound, but the workmanship leaves a LOT to be desired. Every airplane goes through growing pains. For the 737 you have the rudder power pack issue, the lap seam inspections; early airbus aircraft h...

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by miamiair
Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Most Robust Aircraft?
Replies: 33
Views: 8523

RE: What Is The Most Robust Aircraft?

That is a tough question to answer. US aircraft are built to <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> 25 standards which specify many different items. I am sure JAR-25 is equally stringent. They are all built to the same set of standards, so they m...

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by miamiair
Tue Sep 07, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Design - Europe Vs. USA
Replies: 5
Views: 3349

RE: Ramp Design - Europe Vs. USA

It could have something to do with the underlying surface. Asphalt is considered flexible, whereas concrete is rigid. The ramp is a multi-layered structure, that is built to ensure that applied loads will not lead to distress (term is preferred to failure in this subject) in it or the lower layers. ...

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by miamiair
Tue Sep 07, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Wing...hard To Make A Good Landing?
Replies: 37
Views: 15505

RE: 727 Wing...hard To Make A Good Landing?

The trick to squeakers in the 727, I was told, is a power on approach, carry the power almost to contact. If you pulled power to idle to start the flare, the bottom fell out. As to the wing, it is a very clean wing until you start getting dirty. At 2 degrees, #2, #3, #6 & #7 leading edge slats exten...

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by miamiair
Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ice "from Airplane Toilet" Bombs Austrian Family
Replies: 11
Views: 4254

RE: Ice "from Airplane Toilet" Bombs Austrian Family

A miscreant Blue Water Bomber...

Happens a lot. One piece of blue water ice has shut down an engine on more than one occasion and ripped the engine form an AA 727.

That's what happens when the lav panel connections are not properly secured.

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by miamiair
Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suicide Bomber On Aircraft Is The Biggest Threat
Replies: 27
Views: 6372

RE: Suicide Bomber On Aircraft Is The Biggest Threat

When you fly in fear, or alter your routine, you have been terrorized. They have won, you are one point for them. Yes security has relaxed a little since the post-9/11 hysteria, but when I have gone through security here and abroad, I find it very difficult to sneak something aboard. As to my Colomb...

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by miamiair
Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Aircraft Does This Part Belong To?
Replies: 7
Views: 6480

RE: What Aircraft Does This Part Belong To?

Neither permutation of those P/N's appear in Boeing's Part page database. The P/N in that picture appears bogus, Boeing uses a three digit prefix, a letter which identifies the aircraft program and then a four digit suffix, and then last but by no means least a dash number. Example: 114T4101-35A; th...

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by miamiair
Fri Sep 03, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 764 In MIA
Replies: 6
Views: 2868

RE: CO 764 In MIA

I also saw CO 757 about 45min-1 hr later, usually doesn't fly in here. Maybe they are increasing their capacity to bail people out of here.

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