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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 22, 2001 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contained & Uncontained Engine Failure
Replies: 17
Views: 5176

RE: Contained & Uncontained Engine Failure

Thank you so much, very helpful info!!!

If you wanna get more detailed, please feel free. Thanks.

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 22, 2001 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airports Have The Best Takeoffs?
Replies: 31
Views: 3519

RE: Which Airports Have The Best Takeoffs?

Definitely SFO, especially if you get to see both bridges (Golden Gate and Oakland Bay) at the same time headed north or northwest. Alcatraz from up in the air looks awesome too.

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by trickijedi
Thu Jun 21, 2001 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contained & Uncontained Engine Failure
Replies: 17
Views: 5176

Contained & Uncontained Engine Failure

What's the difference between the two?

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by trickijedi
Thu Jun 21, 2001 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Photo)-Why The Different Landing Gears?
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

RE: (Photo)-Why The Different Landing Gears?

Landing gear "trucks"?

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by trickijedi
Thu Jun 21, 2001 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Flights
Replies: 28
Views: 1567

RE: Smoking Flights

Thanks, MightyFalcon for the answer, I have always been curious about that.

Parisien, you can smoke at SFO. It's in the United terminal.

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by trickijedi
Thu Jun 21, 2001 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Only You Could....
Replies: 14
Views: 2078

RE: If Only You Could....

Well, it would have to cover all the continents that have decent load factors so that the common traveller is pleased. Also it would have to be comprised of a couple of companies that typifies leadership and the rest mid-sized arilines that have the opportunity, drive, energy and assets to succeed. ...

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by trickijedi
Wed Jun 20, 2001 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Story In The Newspaper Funnies
Replies: 6
Views: 1644

RE: 747 Story In The Newspaper Funnies

B747-437B,

Cool! How did you post that strip? There are a couple of pics I'd like to post and share. Thanks.

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by trickijedi
Wed Jun 20, 2001 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Aircraft And Airline Do You Feel Safest On?
Replies: 61
Views: 3839

RE: Which Aircraft And Airline Do You Feel Safest On?

I would have to say UAL 777. I also feel pretty safe on a 737, especially the newer ones. Once in a while, during takeoff or landing I think about those rudder incidents and how they happened (I read accident reports as a hobby) but then right after that I think of how many 737's there are flying pa...

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by trickijedi
Wed Jun 20, 2001 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Flights
Replies: 28
Views: 1567

RE: Smoking Flights

Philippine Airlines allows too, but not on international flights to and from Hong Kong, Singapore and North America. To tell you the truth, I have never been on a smoking flight, but I am curious to hear how they divide up the smokers and non-smokers. Do they put the smokers on the back and the non-...

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by trickijedi
Tue Jun 19, 2001 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does A Pilot Can Fly A 767 And A 757
Replies: 6
Views: 3826

RE: Does A Pilot Can Fly A 767 And A 757

Doug, Is there any particular reason that those who fly the 767-400 only fly that particular plane and none of the others? Is there a significant difference between the 767-400 and the 767-300ER that causes a distinct seperation in training of the two aircrafts? Or is this just a Delta thing? Thanks.

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by trickijedi
Tue Jun 19, 2001 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did You Become So Interested In Airplanes?
Replies: 45
Views: 3129

RE: How Did You Become So Interested In Airplanes?

It seems to me that almost everyone in here has had a mentor of some sort to introduce us to the lore of planes. There are also those who just discovered planes on their own and the interest stuck with them until adulthood. Either way we look at it we are certainly some lucky ones! What a great hobb...

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by trickijedi
Tue Jun 19, 2001 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Differenciating 747-400s?
Replies: 26
Views: 2248

RE: Differenciating 747-400s?

WOw Cfalk!!! Thanks man! Very helpful info. I take it you are a collector.

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by trickijedi
Mon Jun 18, 2001 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post Kai-tak Cool Approaches
Replies: 9
Views: 1515

RE: Post Kai-tak Cool Approaches

Chicago Midway from the North? Explain more.

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by trickijedi
Mon Jun 18, 2001 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Pricing SFO-ICN
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

RE: Strange Pricing SFO-ICN

Thanks NEFlyer!!! I'll definitely keep those SQ-United mileage rules in mind next time I fly over the Pacific. I want to experience what everyonbe is talking about with Singapore Airlines. And getting credit towards United miles gives me more of an initiative to go SQ!

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by trickijedi
Sun Jun 17, 2001 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did You Become So Interested In Airplanes?
Replies: 45
Views: 3129

RE: How Did You Become So Interested In Airplanes?

AI319,

Which airport? Commercial or private?

That must be really cool!!!

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by trickijedi
Sun Jun 17, 2001 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?
Replies: 46
Views: 2387

RE: Your Most Prized Airline Possession?

A picture of me in the cockpit of a Southwest Boeing 737-300 with the Captain's cap on and sitting on the left seat while the plane was parked at MDW. Didn't think anything of it at that time until I realized how hard it was to get my picture taken in the cockpit thereafter.

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by trickijedi
Sun Jun 17, 2001 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Difficulty In Becoming A Pilot
Replies: 18
Views: 5004

RE: Difficulty In Becoming A Pilot

JmhLUV2Fly,

Man, that is quite a goal you have there. Sounds like you are really focused on it and sounds like you don't want to do anything else but be part of the ailrine industry. The sacrifices you are making will pay off, dude.

Best of luck!
I just put you in my Respected Users List.

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 16, 2001 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did You Become So Interested In Airplanes?
Replies: 45
Views: 3129

How Did You Become So Interested In Airplanes?

Since most of us, if not all of us, are pretty much aviation/airline enthusiasts/photographers/collectors, how did you become so interested in planes? Was it one event that did it when you were younger? A chain of events? Curiosity that still hasn't ended? My dad used to be a PAL pilot and flew DC-3...

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 16, 2001 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Pricing SFO-ICN
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

RE: Strange Pricing SFO-ICN

aaaahhhh... I'm not sure if UAL members can earn miles on SQ flights. I really don't know what the rule is on that one. But to tell you the truth, even though I am a UAL Frequent Flyer member and I ran across those fares that you posted, I will definitely fly Singapore. You bet! Man, I have aways wa...

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 16, 2001 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Pricing SFO-ICN
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

RE: Strange Pricing SFO-ICN

SJC>SFO, I think what FLY777UAL means by smarter is from the airline's perspective. Since passengers will pay $2000+ for a coach class seat, United comes out as the smarter of the three because (everything else being equal) United would make the most profit. Their profit will be dictated by these th...

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by trickijedi
Thu Jun 14, 2001 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internet Access On Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

RE: Internet Access On Airlines

Personally, I don't really care much for plane internet access even though I am in the computer field. I t would be nice but I much prefer them upgrade the food or something.  Big grin

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by trickijedi
Thu Jun 14, 2001 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal For ORD Cxl'ed & Delayed Flights
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

RE: Proposal For ORD Cxl'ed & Delayed Flights

Point well taken. My opinion on this, KUGN, will be that of a political nature. I am not into politics and have never been really all that interested in it. But I do understand its power and neccesity in most cases, especially when it comes to decisions involving the common public. However, in this ...

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by trickijedi
Thu Jun 14, 2001 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal For ORD Cxl'ed & Delayed Flights
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Proposal For ORD Cxl'ed & Delayed Flights

The Chicago Tribune has a six point plan to curtail the growing cancelled and delayed flights at O'Hare. Should make for interesting reading for ORD fans and travellers. If you have any opinions about the plan, definitely post them here. Here's the link <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/me...

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by trickijedi
Thu Jun 14, 2001 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Flight Are You Taking This Summer?
Replies: 63
Views: 3449

RE: What Flight Are You Taking This Summer?

ORD-SFO on UAL 767-300  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> SFO-ORD on UAL 777-200  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> ORD-LGA on UAL 727-200 LGA-ORD on UAL 727-200 I'm taking this a few times. I'll also try to hit ATA's new 737NG's from MDW-LGA rou...

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by trickijedi
Wed Jun 13, 2001 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines In Trouble
Replies: 16
Views: 615

RE: Airlines In Trouble

Don't forget about Philippines Airlines. Bad management and financial decisions got them in trouble. I hope they recover soon and also be able to keep up with the market and give their passengers what they want.

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 08, 2001 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unaccompanied Minor Fee...What A Crock!
Replies: 30
Views: 2058

RE: Unaccompanied Minor Fee...What A Crock!

First of all, I think it is really cool that you let your step kids see their biological father on a regular basis. I don't think most people would do that. Regarding this fee issue, which I also agree is too high, I would have to go middle ground here and say that 1) yes there should be a fee in th...

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by trickijedi
Wed Jun 06, 2001 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Wondered? (humor)
Replies: 24
Views: 2186

RE: Have You Ever Wondered? (humor)

You can demand your cookie all you want. You're getting peanuts, buddy!  Smile

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by trickijedi
Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Wondered? (humor)
Replies: 24
Views: 2186

RE: Have You Ever Wondered? (humor)

I don't know anyone who has seen the spiral staircase everytime I ask about it (it's size, dimensions, color, etc) considering that I haven't seen the front of a 747. Most of us can't quite afford a first class international ticket, much less the upstairs suite.

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by trickijedi
Tue Jun 05, 2001 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Wondered? (humor)
Replies: 24
Views: 2186

RE: Have You Ever Wondered? (humor)

RE: the "W" is for weather, the "X" means, put a big X over your destination, cause yer ass aint going anywhere!


YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!

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by trickijedi
Tue Jun 05, 2001 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Wondered? (humor)
Replies: 24
Views: 2186

RE: Have You Ever Wondered? (humor)

Why is it that most airlines are named after compass headings (Northwest, Eastern, Southwest)? Why are peanuts the choice of snacks in various flights? What's wrong with cookies? Or potato chips? Speaking of peanuts, would you accept them as a suitable snack at a restaurant? Then why do you covet th...

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by trickijedi
Tue Jun 05, 2001 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotter Friendly Airports
Replies: 51
Views: 4306

RE: Spotter Friendly Airports

Mirrodie, The spotters that I saw at LGA were at the end of either Runway 9 or 18, I beleive, watching the planes line up for take off. They were at the fence that is next to a road that you would take to go to the rental cars. And then the freeway (I don't know which one, sorry) is also next to tha...

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by trickijedi
Mon Jun 04, 2001 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Could Pilot Any Plane, What Would It Be?
Replies: 55
Views: 4632

RE: If You Could Pilot Any Plane, What Would It Be?

Realistically, a Gulfstream III or IV. In fantasy, a 777-200 or -300.

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by trickijedi
Sun Jun 03, 2001 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Been In The Cockpit.......
Replies: 24
Views: 4316

RE: Have You Ever Been In The Cockpit.......

No I haven't but I've always wanted to. God, that would be quite an experience for me. As far as I know, sitting in the cockpit an any time in US airlines is against FAA rules and therefore illegal. So I don't even really try because they are more than likely going to say no anyway. From what I've h...

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 01, 2001 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotter Friendly Airports
Replies: 51
Views: 4306

RE: Spotter Friendly Airports

I just got back from New York and landed at LGA and the way to the rental car parking lot to pick up my car I saw a whole bunch of spotters at the end of the runway (I guess it was either Runway 13 or 9) taking pics of planes lined up for take off. I mean they were REALLY close to the threshold. I d...

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Difficult Livery To Keep Clean
Replies: 33
Views: 2464

RE: Most Difficult Livery To Keep Clean

Growly The article I read about AA was about AA's jets not weighing as heavy as the other airlines' planes so therefore burn less fuel thus saving them money. But you are right, they did put some kind of finish on their planes but it is not paint. I wish I can find the article again so I can give yo...

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Infants Should Have To Buy There Own Seats?
Replies: 22
Views: 2455

RE: Do You Infants Should Have To Buy There Own Seats?

I remember having my own seat when I was an infant. It was nice.

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is UA's Biggest 777 Base?
Replies: 21
Views: 2585

RE: Where Is UA's Biggest 777 Base?

It's gotta be ORD. They have all of terminal one that has 3 huge concourses but I'm not sure how many gates they own there. If you write the company for some reason, they will direct you to an address in Elk Grove, Illinois which is a suburb of Chicago and right outside O'Hare. Hope this helps.

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New L1011?
Replies: 7
Views: 1508

RE: New L1011?

Let me see.....ahhhhhh...No!

Sorry, that's what I think.

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Y Do Most Canadian Airport Codes Start With Y?
Replies: 9
Views: 5243

RE: Y Do Most Canadian Airport Codes Start With Y?

Y are we taking aboot this? hehe Just kidding.  Innocent

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Livery Looks Best On The 747?
Replies: 41
Views: 5567

RE: What Livery Looks Best On The 747?

Definitely Northwest!!! There is just something about that red hump that makes the 747 look like it was built just for Northwest. And also how the red color runs throughout the rest of the plane's body in one seamless motion. Although the American 747 pictured above looks sharp too, with only the 3 ...

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue To Ord? Mdw?
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

RE: Jet Blue To Ord? Mdw?

Chicago-JFK should be a great market since most flights to NYC go to either delay-plagued LGA or EWR.

Very good point! I can definitely see Jet Blue going MDW-JFK. But I was just curious as to why not ORD.

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Topics You'll Never See On Airliners.net
Replies: 131
Views: 5828

RE: Topics You'll Never See On Airliners.net

"Complete agreement on whether 757 is a heavy"  Smile

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue To Ord? Mdw?
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Jet Blue To Ord? Mdw?

I wonder why Jet Blue doesn't fly into Chicago. Kinda surprising if you ask me. The city is a major hub and the airline market is great there. Is this something they are trying to avoid? Are the landing fees to high there, perhaps to the point that they would have to increase their fares? I would lo...

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Difficult Livery To Keep Clean
Replies: 33
Views: 2464

RE: Most Difficult Livery To Keep Clean

Well I know that UPS (whose planes are always clean because they have to make up for their ugly liveries) uses a truck that is similar to a fire truck to wash their planes where some guy gets up on the ladder hinge thing and blows the dirt and grime out of the tail and wing sections of the plane wit...

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Difficult Livery To Keep Clean
Replies: 33
Views: 2464

RE: Most Difficult Livery To Keep Clean

I read somewhere that American Airlines saved themselves a ton of money (I forget the exact dollar figure) due to the fact that they do not paint their planes. In addition they are also saving money flying them because, since their planes are unpainted they therefore weigh less and thus burn less fu...

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Book Your Tickets With Aircraft In Mind?
Replies: 42
Views: 2464

RE: Do You Book Your Tickets With Aircraft In Mind?

Yes, I do it all the time. Sometimes, I tend to fly one airline (United) over another (American) just so I can avoid flying in certain planes (MD-80/DC9), even it requires paying a few bucks more. I always try to fly in a heavy but lately, I've been really interested in getting in one of the new Air...

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by trickijedi
Wed May 30, 2001 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do Flying "lifeguard" And "pathfinder" Mean?
Replies: 12
Views: 7327

RE: What Do Flying "lifeguard" And "pathfinder" Me

NAACrew, the TWA 800-ATC transmission is exactly the reason why I was curious about this. As far as a pathfinder, I heard it twice in ATC communications during bad weather. Anybody with any more info? Thanks.

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by trickijedi
Tue May 29, 2001 3:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Which Codes Are For Which Airports?
Replies: 13
Views: 1637

RE: Which Codes Are For Which Airports?

Here's a lesson for ya. Anybody ever fly any of these combination routes. Just havin fun with airport codes here. Check em out. HVN New Haven - Tweed-New Haven Airport CT, USA HEL Helsinki - Vantaa , Finland PUT Puttaparthi, India HRE Harare, Zimbabwe LCK Columbus - Rickenbacker Airport, OH, USA TIS...

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by trickijedi
Tue May 29, 2001 3:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Missed Opportunity
Replies: 21
Views: 1655

RE: Missed Opportunity

Oops, I forgot about one more missed opportunity story. I was at ORD (my home airport) and saw a United Airlines pull in the gate on time. I really wish I could have caught that on film.  Wink/being sarcastic

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by trickijedi
Tue May 29, 2001 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Missed Opportunity
Replies: 21
Views: 1655

RE: Missed Opportunity

I was at SFO a couple of years back and the fog was lying very low at about 5PM and the planes coming on approach (counted 5 in about 30 minutes) were not visible until about 200 feet (just a guess on the altitude by the way). It would have been cool to catch a shot of those planes with just their l...

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