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by dc8jet
Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Movie Stars That Actually Fly
Replies: 71
Views: 12444

RE: Movie Stars That Actually Fly

Another oldie. Cary Grant was a pilot and at one time owned a CV-240. Ray Charles owned several planes including a Viscount but I think it's safe to say he didn'tfly them.

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by dc8jet
Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Movie Stars That Actually Fly
Replies: 71
Views: 12444

RE: Movie Stars That Actually Fly

Tom Cruise has owned a P-51 Mustang for several years. The registration is N51EW and it is named Montana Miss.

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by dc8jet
Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Movie Stars That Actually Fly
Replies: 71
Views: 12444

RE: Movie Stars That Actually Fly

Lets throw in a few for the old guys: Jimmy Stewart, Clarke Gable, Arthur Godfrey.

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by dc8jet
Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous Registrations
Replies: 62
Views: 15652

RE: Famous Registrations

Wayne Newton had a CV-440 registered N440WN.

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by dc8jet
Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Coming Events At The National Museum Of The Usaf
Replies: 7
Views: 5208

RE: Coming Events At The National Museum Of The Usaf

I have not been able to pull up that web site nor any others that end in af.mil.
Has the Air Force shut them all down? I would like to be able to get some more information about the C-141 flight.

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by dc8jet
Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Teams And Their Airlines/Private Aircraft?
Replies: 30
Views: 78831

RE: NFL Teams And Their Airlines/Private Aircraft?

I noticed that when the Seahawks arrived at DTW for the Super Bowl the 757 had Seattle Seahawks titles. Does that aircraft always have the titles or where they put on for the Super Bowl?

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by dc8jet
Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Pease Air Show
Replies: 4
Views: 3672

Pease Air Show

I have heard there will be a small air show or open house at Pease ANGB this September. Does anyone happen to know the date. Thanks

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by dc8jet
Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Charters @ DTW Today
Replies: 26
Views: 4105

RE: Interesting Charters @ DTW Today

Today we had Hooters and Ryan from <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>, US 767 and 757 from <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> and North American from I think <acro...

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by dc8jet
Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super Bowl Charter Guess
Replies: 97
Views: 8346

RE: Super Bowl Charter Guess

The Seahawks arrived at DTW today on a B757 with Seattle Seahawk titles.

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by dc8jet
Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Propliner Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 4563

RE: Propliner Magazine

Richard

I have the latest issue in front of me and it lists the FAX numbers below.

Karl

01725 513857 (domestic)

44 1725 513857 (international)

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by dc8jet
Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wash. Redskins Ride In Style To BFI
Replies: 78
Views: 8173

RE: Wash. Redskins Ride In Style To BFI

When the Super Bowl was in Dertoit in the early 1980s there was a United DC-10 at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> that had "49er Liner "titles on it. And oh by the way it will be the Panthers flying to <acronym title="Seattle - Boeing F...

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by dc8jet
Sat Dec 17, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous People Killed In Air Crashes
Replies: 208
Views: 32901

RE: Famous People Killed In Air Crashes

New York Yankees Catcher Thurmon Munson was killed in the crash of his private jet. I think it was at CAK.

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by dc8jet
Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines At Unusual Airports
Replies: 76
Views: 15233

RE: Airlines At Unusual Airports

Around 1980 I saw a Saudia 737-200 at a TWA gate at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> and another time saw a Hawaiian DHC-7 at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>. Also around th...

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by dc8jet
Sun Oct 30, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yellow Book Air B757?
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

RE: Yellow Book Air B757?

They would rent or lease a plane rather that buy it. About 20 years ago here in Detroit thay painted a DC-8 as Air Force One and made a commercial for a local appliance store. They used water based paint and removed the paint right after the filming.

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by dc8jet
Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yellow Book Air B757?
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

Yellow Book Air B757?

I was watching a TV commercial for Yellow Book and it had a brief shot of what looked to be a 757 painted as Yellow Book Air. Anyone know if they actually painted an aircraft or was it done by computer?

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by dc8jet
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax-Freighter Conversions
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

RE: Pax-Freighter Conversions

USA Jet a cargo carrier based at YIP converted DC-9-15 N195US back to pax so they could fly sports team charters.

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by dc8jet
Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetways For Turbo Props.
Replies: 30
Views: 4095

RE: Jetways For Turbo Props.

Last time I flew out of DTW I noticed that Northwest has them.

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by dc8jet
Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Type Involved In The Most Accidents.
Replies: 11
Views: 12998

RE: Aircraft Type Involved In The Most Accidents.

Go to www.aviation-safety.net. It lists all accidents by aircraft type.

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by dc8jet
Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Service To Airports With Narrow Runways
Replies: 8
Views: 7472

RE: Air Service To Airports With Narrow Runways

The runway at Wakeman Ohio is 3,800 x 55. In the late 1970's there was a cargo carrier based there called Ortner Airlines. They had several DC-7s and a DC-7C. My guess is they flew them out of there empty but even so the
DC-7C is a pretty big aircraft for that size runway.

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by dc8jet
Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying On The DC3 In The US?
Replies: 5
Views: 5110

RE: Flying On The DC3 In The US?

The Yankee Air Museum which is based at Willow Run Airport near Detroit has a C-47.They offer trips in the aircraft for members several times a year.

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by dc8jet
Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Parking DC8s?
Replies: 29
Views: 4671

RE: UPS Parking DC8s?

Browntail,do you know which two have been sold for parts?

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by dc8jet
Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane Graveyard Locations?
Replies: 44
Views: 62549

RE: Airplane Graveyard Locations?

Corrosion corner at MIA is long gone.

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by dc8jet
Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahf C-54 At Nashua NH
Replies: 4
Views: 2005

RE: Bahf C-54 At Nashua NH

We are flying <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>-<acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> on Saturday and hope to get up to Nashua on Sunday. I'm looking forward to seeing th...

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by dc8jet
Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Can't Believe I Never Knew This....
Replies: 31
Views: 14920

RE: I Can't Believe I Never Knew This....

This brings to mind the PBA DC-3s in the Eastern Express colors. There was one in full colors with titles sitting in Fremont Ohio a couple of years ago. Don't know if it's still there or not.

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by dc8jet
Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FNT Future
Replies: 17
Views: 1807

RE: FNT Future

Heard an Air Tran commercial on the radio yesterday saying they were going to start FNT-RSW. Can't remember the effective date. I would guess it's seasonal service.

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by dc8jet
Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Veteran Aircraft Still In Service?
Replies: 22
Views: 11531

RE: Veteran Aircraft Still In Service?

I'm sure that some of the KC-135s are still in service although they have been re-engined. Also I think some of the AFRES units still have a few C-141s.

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by dc8jet
Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta And CVG
Replies: 20
Views: 3592

RE: Delta And CVG

So by cutting capacity 26% they increase local traffic by 14%. Please explain that.

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by dc8jet
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Widebody Flight
Replies: 72
Views: 6858

RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

I flew an Eastern A300 <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> back in the early 1980's. I know this doesn't count but I have also seen 747 freighters clearin...

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by dc8jet
Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135A, A Couple Of Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 6826

RE: KC-135A, A Couple Of Questions

Here is a quote from Robert Hopkins book on the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135. "Thrust reversers are primarily intended for use during landing to stop a heavy airplane. Since the intended mission of the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acro...

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by dc8jet
Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135A, A Couple Of Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 6826

RE: KC-135A, A Couple Of Questions

Yes the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135As were pressurized. Low pressure bleed air from each engine was used for pressurization, air conditioning and other things such as pneumatic starting. The J75s did not have thrust reversers. The only <acronym title="Carpatia...

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by dc8jet
Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Daniel Webster College Aviation Event?
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Daniel Webster College Aviation Event?

I noticed that Daniel Webster College in Nashua <acronym title="All-Nippon Airways (Japan)">NH</acronym> is having an Aviation Heritage Festival on Sept 24-25 and it shows an interesting lineup of display aircraft and flybys. I'm wondering if anyone has been to one of the past festivals. I'm arrivin...

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by dc8jet
Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf B-52 Stratofortress Over YYZ
Replies: 7
Views: 3212

RE: Usaf B-52 Stratofortress Over YYZ

If my memory is correct the big air show over the lake at YYZ is this weekend so I would guess that the B-52 is taking part in the airshow.

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by dc8jet
Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Looking For Brac Info
Replies: 18
Views: 4227

RE: Looking For Brac Info

They are closing Otis and shifting the F-15s to Barnes.

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by dc8jet
Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B2 Fly-by At Westfield (Mass.) Air Show
Replies: 40
Views: 7609

RE: B2 Fly-by At Westfield (Mass.) Air Show

Saw my first B2 at Pease several years back. They had an open house and one flew over. As I recall it only made one high pass but it was nice to see just the same.

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by dc8jet
Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Color Help?
Replies: 2
Views: 2213

RE: Color Help?

I have a couple of books on the KC-135 and they show AMC grey as FS36173.
I didn't find any mention of the blue color.

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by dc8jet
Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Looking For Brac Info
Replies: 18
Views: 4227

RE: Looking For Brac Info

Thanks for the info. It will be interesting to see how it all works out.

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by dc8jet
Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Looking For Brac Info
Replies: 18
Views: 4227

Looking For Brac Info

Just wondering if there is a listing somewhere of the final recommendations made by the committe. I missed the last part of the hearings and was wondering how things turned out with the F-16s and KC-135s.
Thanks!

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by dc8jet
Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Good Shooting At YIP Today.
Replies: 0
Views: 3753

Good Shooting At YIP Today.

This weekend the Yankee Air Museum is having their big warbird weekend at <acronym title="Detroit - Willow Run (YIP / KYIP), USA - Michigan">YIP</acronym>. Today was arrival day so I thought I would go out there and see what I could see. In addition to the warbirds I was able to shoot several DC-9s,...

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by dc8jet
Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any DC-8 Modelers Here?
Replies: 0
Views: 3035

Any DC-8 Modelers Here?

I have some DC-8 kits and decals that I don't need. If anyone is interested please contact me thru my profile and perhaps we ca work something out.

Karl

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by dc8jet
Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Number On Aircraft Carriers
Replies: 54
Views: 9256

RE: Number On Aircraft Carriers

Looking at the view of Newport <acronym title="PT Mandala Airlines (Indonesia)">RI</acronym> on google there are two carriers. One is the Saratoga which is going to be a museum at the old Quanset Point <acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX), USA - California AND...

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by dc8jet
Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Warbirds At Kenosha July 23/24
Replies: 0
Views: 1759

Warbirds At Kenosha July 23/24

Usually a group of warbirds stop in Kenosha the weekend before the EAA convention in Oshkosh. Does anyone know if they have a public viewing of these aircraft?

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by dc8jet
Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ In DTW
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

RE: AZ In DTW

Yes <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> did have regular service into <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>. Not exactly sure of the exact time but I think it was in the early to mid 1970s. I never saw the DC-8-62s but saw the 747s...

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by dc8jet
Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How About A Classic Airline Or Flying Museum?
Replies: 9
Views: 3476

RE: How About A Classic Airline Or Flying Museum?

The Yankee Air Museum based at YIP has several trips each year for members in their C-47. I believe the MATS Connie had a similar program before it was sold. The EAA has flights available on their Tri Motor.

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by dc8jet
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWAs First 757-300
Replies: 17
Views: 8052

RE: NWAs First 757-300

N582NW was delivered 7-20-02 and N581NW was delivered on 8-16-02.

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by dc8jet
Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC3 Crashed In Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 86
Views: 13844

RE: DC3 Crashed In Fort Lauderdale

By the way the aircraft was a C-117 which was the military version of the Super DC-3.

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by dc8jet
Thu May 26, 2005 9:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: FYI Only- TV's Black Sheep Squadron On DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 3789

RE: FYI Only- TV's Black Sheep Squadron On DVD

Great News! I didn't know there were that many episodes. Wonder how many volumes there will be and how long it will take to get them all out. Have ya heard anything about The High And The Mighty with John Wayne? It was supposed to be released this spring. We need all the good airplane movies we can ...

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by dc8jet
Sun May 22, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Angels Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2586

RE: Blue Angels Question

Hope you got a chance to see the show yesterday. Took me two hours to get there from Dearborn as I didn't know parts of I-94 were closed. Seemed like every alternate route I tried had construction as well. It was well worth the wait as the Collings Foundation F-4 was fantistic! Can't say much for th...

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by dc8jet
Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Starts Flying Up The Hudson Valley!
Replies: 22
Views: 4393

RE: Pan Am Starts Flying Up The Hudson Valley!

When I was at <acronym title="Portsmouth - Pease International Tradeport (AFB) (PSM / KPSM), USA - New Hampshire">PSM</acronym> last fall there were ten or so 727s there. Some still in <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> paint. I believe some are still in storage out west and I think...

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by dc8jet
Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta/AIA Fleet List
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

Kalitta/AIA Fleet List

Does anyone know where I can get a listing of the aircraft that were operated by Kalitta/American International. Thanks!

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by dc8jet
Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MDW Always Been Surrounded By Neighborhoods?
Replies: 20
Views: 2710

RE: Has MDW Always Been Surrounded By Neighborhoods?

Check out the book Chicago's Midway Airport The First Seventy-Five Years
by Christopher Lynch. Quite a few pics of MDW taken over the years.

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