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by Silver1SWA
Fri Apr 02, 2004 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Technique
Replies: 21
Views: 4965

RE: Landing Technique

I have always been taught that method #2 is the proper, conventional way to follow. Yes, it is a little harder to get used to as it seems instinct would lean closer to method #1. However, I could be wrong, but method #2 is more of a "must-learn" when moving up to the larger, higher performance aircr...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Things Laypeople Say About Airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 4212

RE: Things Laypeople Say About Airplanes

My sister worked at <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym> fueling the planes a few years back. Her friend convinced her that TWA was an airline to avoid because when they land, they "kick it in reverse" to save on brakes. ***** <i>Oh yes...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Explanation For This Video?
Replies: 10
Views: 33028

RE: Explanation For This Video?

This video is FAKE. No real plane physically acts like that. It appears it starts out as a model airplane, possibly remote controlled. After the last bit of hard breaking, if you look carefully at the tail section, it seems to blur a little and slightly change shape as a possible transition to a rea...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why This Photo Is So Much Popular - A340
Replies: 7
Views: 5797

RE: Why This Photo Is So Much Popular - A340

"I'm not sure, but possibly because it was linked at some other site?"

...and now that it's linked to the forum, expect the popularity to increase.  Wink/being sarcastic

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stupid Things That Make You Think Of Flying
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

RE: Stupid Things That Make You Think Of Flying

<i>"1. A power drill when the battery is dying out, sounds sort of like the whine of flaps extending 2. Turning off a vacuum cleaner sounds sort of like engines shutting down 3. Circulation fans in homes sound like turboprops 4. Riding in a charter bus just feels like being in a cabin and looking do...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Colision Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 2623

RE: Aircraft Colision Videos

It's fake. No real plane acts that stiff in such a harsh bounce. If you look carefully at the rear exhaust under the tail, it seems to blur and change slightly as if its transitioning from a fake plane to a real one rolling out. Also, after that transition, you begin seeing a strobes and a beacon th...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Have My First WN Flt Tomorrow, Quick Question
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

RE: I Have My First WN Flt Tomorrow, Quick Question

Southwest has three boarding groups A, B and C. If you are in group A, you are guaranteed a window and group B chances are very high as well. Just get there early enough to get within group B. I'd say get there an hour to an hour and a half early (two hours if you really enjoy sitting at the airport...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Who Can Watch Airliners In Your House?
Replies: 39
Views: 5043

RE: Anyone Who Can Watch Airliners In Your House?

I live about 25 miles south of <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> somewhere between the GILRO and KLIDE intersections. Traffic on approach from everywhere except from the north to 30L/R fly directly over my house at aro...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners In Your Nightmares?
Replies: 43
Views: 4203

RE: Airliners In Your Nightmares?

Wow, strange you should mention this topic. I have a recurring dream in which I witness an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 crashing. It's strange though because these recurring dreams are all slightly different (different setting,...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Videos.........
Replies: 1
Views: 2000

RE: Airline Videos.........

Why here, and not in the other threads devoted to this topic?  Insane

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite MD-80, DC-9, MD-90 Liveries
Replies: 19
Views: 5069

RE: Favorite MD-80, DC-9, MD-90 Liveries

"Oopsies, forgot <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> operated the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90 very briefly...however, it never wore the silver colors...only the grey colors" Ahem, WHITE!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> I always li...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Must Be Guilty Of Manslaughter
Replies: 35
Views: 7453

RE: Alaska Airlines Must Be Guilty Of Manslaughter

Have any of you heard the tape of <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> 261 making their calls to <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> Center as the disaster was unfolding? It's rather spooky and a yes, somewhat disturbing, but I also found it to be very interesting. I think it has ...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flaps! Love Em!
Replies: 74
Views: 7033

RE: Flaps! Love Em!

I got it to work. Little shaky, but it's still fun to watch. What airline/aircraft was that video taken from?

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Mar 28, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engines! Love Em!
Replies: 30
Views: 4501

RE: Engines! Love Em!

Hey ConcordeBoy, Thanks for posting that video! It really brings me back to my very first trip on an airplane which was on a Hawaiian Airlines L-1011 from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB...

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Mar 28, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Craziest Thing
Replies: 8
Views: 2136

RE: Craziest Thing

Well not sure if this fits under what you are looking for in this topic, but I always save at least one package of peanuts from Southwest Airlines. I have quite a collection now, some as old as 10 years!  Smokin cool

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flaps! Love Em!
Replies: 74
Views: 7033

RE: Flaps! Love Em!

Yes! The majority of my flying is done through Southwest and unlike other airlines, you get to choose your seat. I head straight for rows 17 or 18 on those 737s to ensure my view behind the wing. Drives my family nuts as they cannot understand why I pass up so many perfectly good seats closer to the...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Must Be Guilty Of Manslaughter
Replies: 35
Views: 7453

Alaska Airlines Must Be Guilty Of Manslaughter

"It is old news but I did get reminded of it today" Weird...I was reminded of the same accident today when booking my flight to Seattle coming up in June. I'm flying from <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> to <acronym t...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC Spotting
Replies: 2
Views: 1832

RE: SJC Spotting

Hi,

You might want to try a search. This was discussed recently. Simple search should answer your question.  Big grin

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Changing Traffic Patterns At Airports
Replies: 15
Views: 3411

RE: ATC Changing Traffic Patterns At Airports

If I am wrong here, somebody please correct me... I heard that at KSJC, they cannot switch from 30L/R operations to 12L/R until <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> is turned around as well. Is this true? And if so, I would imagine in that situa...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 733 In BUF On 4/3 Is It New Paint?
Replies: 17
Views: 4506

RE: United 733 In BUF On 4/3 Is It New Paint?

I have never heard of a 737-300 with winglets and as far as I know Southwest is only having the -700s fitted with them.

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying On 737-700.
Replies: 15
Views: 4389

RE: Flying On 737-700.

"What are they like to fly on??" Well aside from looks, there are a few performance related things you may notice on a 737-700. Due to the cleaner airfoil design, it often takes some use of spoilers on descent to keep the plane at the desired airspeed and descent rate. If you sit behind the wing, yo...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite WN Special Scheme?
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

RE: Favorite WN Special Scheme?

Actually. Silver One is no longer bare metal. About 5 years ago, it was painted in a metallic silver color. It actually looks much better in silver paint IMO. It has a much more uniform coloring to it. Old <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite WN Special Scheme?
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

RE: Favorite WN Special Scheme?

"Silver One is, without a doubt, the best Southwest scheme because it looks the least like a Southwest livery!"  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> But Shamu comes in a close second as a whale seems to fit perfectly painted on the body of a 737 aircraft. I hav...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A319 Aborting Landing Or Taking Off Quickly?
Replies: 11
Views: 5381

RE: UA A319 Aborting Landing Or Taking Off Quickly?

Here, maybe this will help illustrate what I was trying to describe. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/458861/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/458861/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><img border=0 src="/photos/small...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A319 Aborting Landing Or Taking Off Quickly?
Replies: 11
Views: 5381

RE: UA A319 Aborting Landing Or Taking Off Quickly?

Keep in mind runways <acronym title="Aklak (Canada)">6L</acronym>/6R are staggered somewhat from the 7's. The thresholds do note line up. The 6's sit farther west and therefore the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> A319 has covered much more runway than the <acronym title="American...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 22, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will We Stop Seeing "eyebrow Windows" On 737
Replies: 25
Views: 11341

RE: When Will We Stop Seeing "eyebrow Windows" On 737

"It just goes to show how old a design the 737 really is, NG, winglets or not."

Which makes me wonder. Why after all this time, has it become a big enough issue to have the "eyebrow" windows removed?

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite WN Special Scheme?
Replies: 22
Views: 2963

RE: Favorite WN Special Scheme?

*whistles a tune*  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Six Flags: Over Everywhere
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

RE: Six Flags: Over Everywhere

I went to Six Flags Magic Mountain two weeks ago. I went on that "new" ride 'X' and let me just say...wow!... That is definitely one experience my body has NEVER been through. I mean for the most part rollercoasters in their various shapes and forms still stick to the same principles but man...this ...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al Queda Rooting For Kerry?
Replies: 26
Views: 2205

RE: Al Queda Rooting For Kerry?

"if with Bush "United States feels safe" why under (during) Bush's administration happened the WORST terrorist attack in the History?" No one expected what happened on 9/11...NO ONE...and it would have happened regardless of who was president at the time because the US was not in any kind of mind-se...

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Blink182 Fans?
Replies: 22
Views: 1747

RE: Any Blink182 Fans?

"HARD CORE RAP is where it's at people"

Um...no...sorry...

Sounds like you forget we all have different tastes in music.

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's New Livery On 737: Tails Are Different
Replies: 34
Views: 9053

RE: UA's New Livery On 737: Tails Are Different

Of the two photographs, the tail logo in the top one looks more like the tail of the first United 777 in the new livery. So I don't know...maybe THAT would be the correct appearance.

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by Silver1SWA
Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's New Livery On 737: Tails Are Different
Replies: 34
Views: 9053

RE: UA's New Livery On 737: Tails Are Different

Seeing these two pictures next to each other really makes the differences stand out. Not only is the logo higher one of the tails, but the color also fades to a darker shade at the top. I have never noticed this before with any airline. I am known to be a perfectionist, and I will usually notice the...

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al Queda Rooting For Kerry?
Replies: 26
Views: 2205

RE: Al Qaeda Rooting For Kerry?

"Could this be why we haven't been attacked recently and won't be until after the election?" Actually I would have to agree with the exact opposite of that statement. My history professor gave our class a rather chilling prediction, but I would have to say it makes great sense. Basically there is a ...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 17, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Blink182 Fans?
Replies: 22
Views: 1747

RE: Any Blink182 Fans?

Alright guys, lay off the whole punk vs. Pop crap. It's old and there are far too many message boards around where the debate rages on. I like Blink 182. I also like "punk" music among many other variations and forms of modern rock. I don't consider Blink to really be punk anymore, and I haven't for...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 16, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest....The Best!
Replies: 8
Views: 1756

RE: Southwest....The Best!

Yeah Southwest is definitely a lot of fun to fly. The crew has such an easy going, up-lifting attitude. The humor is sometimes cheesy but enjoyable for the most part. Although, I swear if I hear Las Vegas referred to as Lost Wages one more time...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT=...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 16, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Donnie Darko..
Replies: 11
Views: 1283

RE: Donnie Darko..

Yeah this movie is constantly talked about in my house. It has been my brothers favorite movie since he first saw it about a year ago, and it is high on my list as well. I don't think there really is one explanation to the film and like someone said, you come to some new conclusions every time you w...

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Agent?
Replies: 33
Views: 26494

RE: Ramp Agent?

And lets not forget the benefits.  Big thumbs up

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by Silver1SWA
Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Agent?
Replies: 33
Views: 26494

RE: Ramp Agent?

I have a friend that works for Southwest at <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>. According to him, they really are not flexible at all. It's basically full-time only and hours are bid on based on seniority. This sucks, b...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Anybody Play Guitar?
Replies: 17
Views: 1954

RE: Does Anybody Play Guitar?

I play guitar. I have two Fender Stratocasters and one Gibson Les Paul Studio. I got the Les Paul on eBay for $600. I saw that auction and could not pass up such a good price. I love it! What a steal! I basically taught myself. I took a few group lessons, and then picked it up from there. The best t...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guitar Chord Question (EGGD? Anyone?)
Replies: 12
Views: 1431

RE: Guitar Chord Question (EGGD? Anyone?)

I always had a problem getting barre chords to sound right because my guitars were not properly intonated. If you are playing a guitar that has not been in for some proper routine maintenance, the intonation is likely out of whack and barre chords will sound rather disgusting! Before I learned about...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-88 @ SFO
Replies: 5
Views: 3993

RE: Delta MD-88 @ SFO

"I have not seen an <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> in ages" You talking about a Delta Md-80, or <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80s in general? I'm fairly sure I have seen a f...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-TWA/Reno Air MD-80's To AA
Replies: 12
Views: 5954

RE: Ex-TWA/Reno Air MD-80's To AA

As far as I know, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> already dumped the ex-Reno Air <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80s not long after they acquired them and from searching through the airliners.net database it looks that many of them have already been picked up by ca...

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by Silver1SWA
Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2206

RE: SWA Question

I'm going to miss them. Sad Sounds like they are about to phase out their -500s and eventually down the road, the -300s will be history as well. Talk about fleet commonality. Insane

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by Silver1SWA
Sun Mar 14, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: WN 737-700 Hard Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 6143

RE: WN 737-700 Hard Landing

As stated above, Soutwest pilots sometimes come off as "hot shots" with their landing and taxi techniques. I fly Southwest often and I usually make an attempt to talk to the crew before or after each flight and I have talked to a few of them about the differences among the 737 variants in their flee...

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by Silver1SWA
Sat Mar 13, 2004 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Least Favourite 737 Variant?
Replies: 41
Views: 3914

RE: Least Favourite 737 Variant?

I'd have to say the -800 and -900. I have never been on either variant, but I'm just not wild about how they look. They don't seem like 737s to me.

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by Silver1SWA
Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Could Bring An Airline Back
Replies: 112
Views: 10262

RE: If You Could Bring An Airline Back

Well the majority of you have probably never even heard of this airline, and those who have may even be disgusted that they were even mentioned in the same thread as many of the classic airlines of yesterday, but for some reason, I really liked Reno Air. They were a small airline who served just the...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best City View Seen From An Aircraft?
Replies: 85
Views: 9242

RE: Best City View Seen From An Aircraft?

From my experience, <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> is definitely my favorite, especially at night. I have been to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> 4 times, and I have experienced...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC Observation Deck
Replies: 7
Views: 2902

RE: SJC Observation Deck

The observation deck at Terminal C is pure crap. You really cannot see much at all. A few years ago I used to go to the roof of the ACM Aviation building located at the south end of the field just past Terminal C. It offers a great view of both arrivals and departures when 30L and 30R are in use and...

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by Silver1SWA
Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Been On An Aircraft When The Crew Had To Toga
Replies: 21
Views: 7961

RE: Ever Been On An Aircraft When The Crew Had To Toga

I have been on one. I was actually quite excited. I used to always wonder what it was like to be on a plane performing a "go around". I was flying to <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> from <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mi...

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