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by SkydrolBoy
Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Worker Ear Protection Question
Replies: 45
Views: 19021

RE: Ramp Worker Ear Protection Question

I have custom made ear plugs that I wear all the time, I got them made at Costco for $50. They have two different styles that you can get, ones that are solid and block out more noise or ones with a small hole in them designed so that you can hear voices. They are 10x easier to put in than foam ear ...

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by SkydrolBoy
Fri May 27, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best / Worst Airline Names
Replies: 55
Views: 30338

RE: Best / Worst Airline Names

Dont forget about Phuket Air, I know it may have meaning on that side of the water but over here it just sounds so wrong...lol

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by SkydrolBoy
Fri May 27, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where To Find Best Legroom On WestJet's 732s?
Replies: 4
Views: 5556

RE: Where To Find Best Legroom On WestJet's 732s?

I've flown on Westjet's 737-200's alot in the last two years, on average about 4 oneway flights a month, sometimes more sometimes less. I'm 6'2" and I never really had a problem with the legroom on their 732's, but I found the last 5-6 rows was where the legroom seemed to be the smallest. If you can...

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by SkydrolBoy
Thu May 26, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harmony Airways New Business Class
Replies: 6
Views: 3984

RE: Harmony Airways New Business Class

I'm glad to see that Harmony is going to be flying into <acronym title="Kelowna (YLW / CYLW), Canada - British Columbia">YLW</acronym>, I can't wait to see the first 757 land in <acronym title="Kelowna (YLW / CYLW), Canada - British Columbia">YLW</acronym>. Astral, do you know what the fares are goi...

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by SkydrolBoy
Thu May 26, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vernon Airport, British Columbia, Canada
Replies: 10
Views: 2315

RE: Vernon Airport, British Columbia, Canada

Don't forget that if you fly into Kelowna you can see the Hangars of Kelowna Flightcraft, the current owners of Convair, theres always a couple <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-580's sitting on the ramp with some older 240/340's parked at the north e...

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by SkydrolBoy
Sat May 14, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YKA - Airtanker Paradise
Replies: 12
Views: 2388

RE: YKA - Airtanker Paradise

Heres a link for info on the DH8Q400 air tanker: <a href="http://cascadeaerospace.com/products/Q400%20Air%20Tanker%20Conversion" target=_blank>http://cascadeaerospace.com/products/Q400%20Air%20Tanker%20Conversion</a> and heres a link for anyone interested on more info on the firecats and <acronym ti...

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by SkydrolBoy
Tue May 03, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any CV-580's Still Flying?
Replies: 26
Views: 6170

RE: Any CV-580's Still Flying?

Also check out <a href="http://www.conair.ca" target=_blank>http://www.conair.ca</a> they fly several <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-580 Air Tankers converted by Kelowna Flightcraft. Kelowna Flightcraft is currently finishing the 5th Stretch <acron...

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by SkydrolBoy
Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing / Douglas Gear Doors Don't Close?
Replies: 17
Views: 3981

RE: Boeing / Douglas Gear Doors Don't Close?

The 727 has the same problem with the doors drooping open with the gear extended. On the 27 when you are towing the a/c you can actually see the doors move open and close with the tug pushing and pulling on the nose gear.

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by SkydrolBoy
Sat Apr 16, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Help: How To Make Old 727 Parts Light Up
Replies: 7
Views: 5228

RE: Need Help: How To Make Old 727 Parts Light Up

I'm pretty sure the annuciator panel will require 28VAC, I know for sure the APU light on the panel is 28VAC powered, so I'm assuming the rest of the lights on that panel require the same power. For the brake gauges I have no clue what power they require.

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by SkydrolBoy
Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Antennas Aft Of B727
Replies: 24
Views: 3894

RE: Antennas Aft Of B727

The VHF antenna mounted on top of the fuselage has an hot air duct connected to it for anti-icing to protect the number 2 engine from ice injestion.

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by SkydrolBoy
Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Antennas Aft Of B727
Replies: 24
Views: 3894

RE: Antennas Aft Of B727

Amtrosie, Actually 100's did come with 2 overwing emergency exits, but depending on the passenger configuration on one was required to be used. If you look closely at the photos linked above, you only see one exit with the border painted around it but if you look just forward or aft (depending on wh...

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by SkydrolBoy
Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Convair CV-440-80 Metropolitan Question?
Replies: 5
Views: 2935

RE: Convair CV-440-80 Metropolitan Question?

I think he is talking about the Antenna, a couple feet back from the <acronym title="Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)">HF</acronym> antenna ( the cable running from the front to the tail), directly above the Logo. If that is what he is looking at it is an old generation VHF antenna, if you look up more recent ...

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by SkydrolBoy
Mon Apr 11, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Car Operations At Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 2000

RE: Car Operations At Airports

Kelowna airport will have a taxiway crossing over a road and a railway soon. Kelowna Flightcraft is currently building a new hangar and the only way for a/c to access it will be to bring the a/c over the road and railway.

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by SkydrolBoy
Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Oldest A/c?
Replies: 49
Views: 7455

RE: The Oldest A/c?

Kelowna FlightCrafts <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-580 C-GKFQ has over 144,000 Cycles, which if you do the math, has made 8 landings a day over its 50 year lifespan, this has to be some sort of a record. And thats if the a/c had flown every single...

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by SkydrolBoy
Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Lights Question
Replies: 23
Views: 5329

RE: Landing Lights Question

They are probally doing a light bulb check, where an Airport Operations vehicle will drive all the runways and taxiways searching for any burnt out light bulbs. I've been on a few of these with a friend in Airport Ops, it's pretty crazy to be doing 160 down the runway in a pickup truck.

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by SkydrolBoy
Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsgo Ceases Operations
Replies: 171
Views: 18011

RE: Jetsgo Ceases Operations

another sad day in canadian aviation history...my heart goes out to all the employees of jetsgo who are now without work....

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by SkydrolBoy
Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Lockheed Jetstar Myth
Replies: 20
Views: 10302

RE: The Lockheed Jetstar Myth

The first Jetstar did have 2 engines as stated above, The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver is the current owner of this A/C. I got to work on it while I did my training there and even got to change an engine and do some run-ups on it while I was there. Heres some pics of ...

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by SkydrolBoy
Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This Green Coating On The Aircraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 10780

RE: What Is This Green Coating On The Aircraft?

It's de-icing fluid....can't remember what type is green though....

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by SkydrolBoy
Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?
Replies: 124
Views: 13753

RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

hey guys dont forget about the left handed screwdriver.......lol

My personal favorites are my Snap-on Flip-Flop screwdriver and my Pelican SuperSaberlite (10X brighter than a maglite)

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by SkydrolBoy
Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winglets On A 737 Old Genertion
Replies: 12
Views: 4741

RE: Winglets On A 737 Old Genertion

AeroWeanie, I don't think thoses winglets are the Quietwing ones. Kelowna Flightcraft in Canada was doing flap modifications to a 737-200 for Quietwing testing, and never got around to putting the winglets on the a/c, which was supposed to be the next step. Quietwing was rumored to be partnering up ...

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by SkydrolBoy
Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YHM Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 2697

RE: YHM Questions

Slawko, It is actually KFC crews front and back on the 738, the front end crew goes to the UK in the summer and flie the a/c for excel in exchange for lower leasing rates. Hey Dripper, Have you taken any photos of the cockpit on the Falconbridge 732??? It's supposed to have a partial glass cockpit i...

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by SkydrolBoy
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Trivia Thread
Replies: 71
Views: 5895

RE: 727 Trivia Thread

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought UPS put a glass cockpit in their 727-100's when they converted them over to RR Tay engines, I think they also removed the FE station.

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by SkydrolBoy
Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Aircraft In Las Vegas Yesterday
Replies: 3
Views: 4713

RE: Odd Aircraft In Las Vegas Yesterday

The A/C you saw was Kelowna Flightcraft's 727-200 C-FLHR, ex-N885AA, it was just put into pax service with KF on thursday after being parked in Kelowna for a couple years.

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by SkydrolBoy
Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention YVR And LAS Spotters....
Replies: 2
Views: 2883

RE: Attention YVR And LAS Spotters....

I'm not sure why SSV isnt operating the flight themselves...but most likely its what you said lack of aircraft...

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by SkydrolBoy
Wed Jan 12, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention YVR And LAS Spotters....
Replies: 2
Views: 2883

Attention YVR And LAS Spotters....

Starting Jan 13, Kelowna Flightcraft will be operating a 727-200 on behalf of Skyservice from <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> on Thursdays and...

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by SkydrolBoy
Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harmony 767 Ad
Replies: 10
Views: 3499

RE: Harmony 767 Ad

According to this article:
http://www.asia-inc.com/October04/coverstory_oct.htm

Harmony is planning it's first trans-pacific flight within a year....

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by SkydrolBoy
Wed Oct 27, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De-icing Fluid Types
Replies: 12
Views: 13290

RE: De-icing Fluid Types

The Type one my company uses is applied at 140F and is orange

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by SkydrolBoy
Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Canadair CL-44 Swingtail
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Canadair CL-44 Swingtail

Does anyone know how the controls worked for the rudder and elevator on the <acronym title="Lufthansa Cityline (Germany)">CL</acronym>-44. From the picture below I don't see any form of control cables or wiring to the tail section. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, G...

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by SkydrolBoy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.
Replies: 42
Views: 12545

RE: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.

Ossprey, C-FLHR, N885AA is registered to <acronym title="Air Botnia (Finland)">KF</acronym>, but the a/c is actually owned by the vice-president of the company where as all the othe <acronym title="Air Botnia (Finland)">KF</acronym> a/c are owned by the president/owner of <acronym title="Air Botnia ...

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by SkydrolBoy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.
Replies: 42
Views: 12545

RE: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.

Acidradio, Yes, back in 1996/1997 Greyhound had an Airline in Canada, Greyhound took care off all the marketing and ticket sales, while Kelowna Flightcraft supplied the a/c and flightcrews. All the former Greyhound a/c have now been converted to freighters and fly for Purolator Courier, they are sti...

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by SkydrolBoy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Westjet Maintenance In YVR?
Replies: 1
Views: 4994

RE: Westjet Maintenance In YVR?

I've heard that rumor for over a year now, but still haven't seen any construction started. Only time will tell i guess.

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by SkydrolBoy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNL RareBirds V2 ...
Replies: 293
Views: 38599

RE: HNL RareBirds V2 ...

Did anyone there see the Convair 5800 when it stopped by on Oct 15 for fuel on its way to Pago Pago and then Christchurch????

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by SkydrolBoy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.
Replies: 42
Views: 12545

RE: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.

Actually Slawko,

Greyhound was doing better than Westjet when they where still flying. Greyhound got shutdown because Greyhound got sold to Laidlaw and Laidlaw didnt want anything to do with an airline, not because the airline wasnt making money.

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by SkydrolBoy
Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.
Replies: 42
Views: 12545

RE: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.

Ossprey, Just because the aircraft is registered to someone does not nessicarily mean that they own the aircraft or are going to operate it... I can tell you that C-FLHR will not be flying for <acronym title="Air Botnia (Finland)">KF</acronym>. That a/c was specifically prepared for Flair Airlines, ...

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by SkydrolBoy
Sun Oct 17, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny 737
Replies: 17
Views: 9135

RE: Funny 737

I think that both aircraft are actually in the same condition...not painted.....the reason they look different is in the first photo there is no sunlight reflecting off the alluminum. If you look up more photos under that same registration they all look the same except for the the rudders being pain...

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by SkydrolBoy
Tue Oct 12, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft/Sunwing To Florida?
Replies: 10
Views: 3120

RE: Kelowna Flightcraft/Sunwing To Florida?

I might be a bit biased but the service on Kelowna is really good.....

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by SkydrolBoy
Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft/Sunwing To Florida?
Replies: 10
Views: 3120

RE: Kelowna Flightcraft/Sunwing To Florida?

I'm kinda dissapointed that you would count out the 727 all together because of an experience you had on another airline no longer in existance.....but hey its your choice....I heard yesterday that possibly KFA might be leasing a second 738 due to the fact that The Big Yellow Taxi will transfered to...

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by SkydrolBoy
Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft/Sunwing To Florida?
Replies: 10
Views: 3120

RE: Kelowna Flightcraft/Sunwing To Florida?

BWIA330,

why wouldn't you trust flying on the big yellow taxi 727???

KFA will have the 738 leased again this winter, but I'm not sure on which routes....Some of the sunwing flights are going to be operated by Skyservice with a 757 this year aswell.

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by SkydrolBoy
Sat Oct 09, 2004 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.
Replies: 42
Views: 12545

RE: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.

Noise,

you said that your friend was told of the start-up date....when is it??

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by SkydrolBoy
Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.
Replies: 42
Views: 12545

RE: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.

Hey Slawko, the aircraft in the picture is not Kelowna's....it is just there for a c-check and a paint job....also "The Big Yellow Taxi" will be no more in a week or two...it will be coming to YLW to get a c check and a paint job as it will now be flying for Flair Airlines. Heres another pic of the ...

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by SkydrolBoy
Fri Oct 08, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another New Canadian Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 5683

RE: Another New Canadian Airline

Saw them fly into YLW yesterday......man thats a nice looking paint job....

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by SkydrolBoy
Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.
Replies: 42
Views: 12545

RE: Canada 3000 Becomes Flair! A New Name, A New Logo.

Flair Airlines is a reality, but I'm not sure about their ties to new canada 3000.....their first aircraft a 727-200 is in Kelowna right now getting a C Check and paint job right now...it will be registered C-FLHR....its ex <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> N885AA....heres a coup...

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by SkydrolBoy
Wed Oct 06, 2004 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another New Canadian Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 5683

Another New Canadian Airline

Just heard this today, A new operator Regional 1 will be operating Dash 8's from Lethbridge and Red Deer, to Kelowna and Vancouver starting Oct 6....does anyone know any more info about them? I even found a pic on them on A.net <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Genev...

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by SkydrolBoy
Sun Oct 03, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: AC New Livery Attempts
Replies: 82
Views: 14413

RE: AC New Livery Attempts

Heres a larger version of Rindts post......I've heard from several people that this is gonna be their new paint job.



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by SkydrolBoy
Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airlines And Routes To Honolulu?
Replies: 6
Views: 4551

RE: New Airlines And Routes To Honolulu?

Harmony is starting <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>-<acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHN...

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by SkydrolBoy
Wed Sep 22, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-25 And Dash 8 At YHM
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

RE: B-25 And Dash 8 At YHM

Hey Andy, I'm not sure when its gonna head out your way....but Flightcrafts newest passenger 27 will be on its way soon to either <acronym title="Hamilton (YHM / CYHM), Canada - Ontario">YHM</acronym> or <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontari...

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by SkydrolBoy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Balance Weights On Rudder On B737s
Replies: 6
Views: 3628

RE: Balance Weights On Rudder On B737s

Miamiair is partially correct, it is true about the different materials in the rudder, but the carbon fibre rudder first appeared on the later 200's not on the 300's

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by SkydrolBoy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harmony Airways Expands Winter Schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 3341

RE: Harmony Airways Expands Winter Schedule

Astral, Thanks for answering all my questions, you're a great help. Any idea when us <acronym title="Air Botnia (Finland)">KF</acronym> employees are gonna get some free passes with you guys  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Oh ya one last question for ya, when is 801 a...

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by SkydrolBoy
Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harmony Airways Expands Winter Schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 3341

RE: Harmony Airways Expands Winter Schedule

Hey Astral, I've got a couple questions for ya... Is Harmony going to be flying to Mexico again this winter? How many hours a day are the A/C gonna be flying? and finally Is the Victoria - Honolulu flight going to be an add on from <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - Bri...

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by SkydrolBoy
Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harmony Airways Expands Winter Schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 3341

Harmony Airways Expands Winter Schedule

I just found this press release on the Harmony Website, <i>Harmony Airways Expands Winter Schedule by 90% Introduces New Honolulu Service from Victoria and Toronto Vancouver, <acronym title="Brymon Airways (United Kingdom) and Skymark Airlines (Japan)">BC</acronym>, Canada, July 29, 2004: Vancouver'...

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