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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 31, 2002 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?
Replies: 24
Views: 6832

RE: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?

In the early 90s, the new LAX-YYZ service was well-received by Alaska's core of frequent fliers, as well as Canadians who wanted to try something other than Air Canada for a change. This route was being opened at the same time that the industry as a whole (AS included) was experiencing heavy losses ...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 31, 2002 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?
Replies: 24
Views: 6832

RE: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?

Alaska's SEA-BOS service (effective 04APR02) will consist of one daily flight in each direction, not two. The planned early-morning SEA-BOS departure is in the process of being changed to an early afternoon flight. The return will be a morning departure from BOS. AS 16 SEABOS 1215P 841P 73G AS 17 BO...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 30, 2002 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Travel
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

RE: Concorde Travel

AF and BA have RARELY offered interline discounted rates on Concorde travel. In the few times they have, they have offered ID90s instead of service-charge passes. Typically, the ID90 rate is still well over $500.00 each way; hardly a bargain when you're traveling as a non-rev. I'd imagine they'd off...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 30, 2002 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG Exotic Visitor
Replies: 129
Views: 4403

RE: HKG Exotic Visitor

Ok, here's the deal: To capitalize on international tourism opportunities, WN is starting nonstop HOU-HKG service using B-737-700 aircraft. They're equipped for aerial refueling, via WN's new KC-135 support aircraft (which are also painted in orange and "canyon blue"). In typical WN style, they'll e...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Axe FCO MXP LIS MAD BRU And Zrh?
Replies: 19
Views: 3341

RE: Continental To Axe FCO MXP LIS MAD BRU And Zrh?

Think for a moment. What do people want;

1. Many nonstops to European destinations

2. Many opportunities to connect in Amsterdam to other European destinations


It simply makes no sense, especially since Europe has been CO's cash-cow over the past few years.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?
Replies: 33
Views: 4185

RE: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?

No, since no Boeing aircraft has ever shot repeated go-arounds while being held hostage by the FMC.  Big grin

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Oldest A/c You've Flown On?
Replies: 81
Views: 4075

RE: Whats The Oldest A/c You've Flown On?

Aero Virgin Islands DC-3, SJU-STT, August 1985.

The thing had to be at least 50 years old.  Wow!

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?
Replies: 33
Views: 4185

RE: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?

In other words, the B-777 makes the Shuttle look like a blender.  Big grin

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name
Replies: 48
Views: 3203

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name

How about "Kamanawanaflyya" instead?  Big grin

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran's Next Move.. Well Future Actually?
Replies: 58
Views: 3070

RE: AirTran's Next Move.. Well Future Actually?

I'd be very surprised to see any Airbus Industrie aircraft on the property. AirTran has developed a good relationship with Boeing, and would more than likely look to the B-737-700 if their plans ever call for aircraft with longer range than the B-717. It never hurts to kick the tires at a different ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?
Replies: 33
Views: 4185

RE: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?

By comparison, each project Apollo spacecraft (command module, service module, LEM, and Saturn V launch vehicle) had less combined computing power than a normal pocket calculator.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name
Replies: 48
Views: 3203

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name

What if they call it "Island Time" so they can get away with running late occasionally?  Big grin

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name
Replies: 48
Views: 3203

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name

I'd say the opposite. They should use the Hawaiian name, with the Aloha colors.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir Buys 50 Boeing Jets
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

RE: RyanAir Buys 50 Boeing Jets

Correction...it's 100, with an option for 50 more! LONDON, Jan. 24, 2002 - Boeing today announced that Ryanair, Europe's largest low-fare airline, has ordered 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. It is the largest-ever single firm order for Next-Generation 737s. Ryanair, which is an all-Boe...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 24, 2002 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Airplane In UAL's Current Colors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2216

RE: 1st Airplane In UAL's Current Colors?

UA's first B-777 flight wasn't until June of 1995, WELL after the unveiling of the new livery.

The B-747-400 was the first airplane to wear the new colors.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 24, 2002 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highest Paid Flight Attendants?
Replies: 5
Views: 9309

RE: Highest Paid Flight Attendants?

I don't have access to the figures, but I've often heard that both WN and AS have flexible contracts that allow very liberal trip pickups, enabling them to make more money than their counterparts at other carriers.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 24, 2002 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Airplane In UAL's Current Colors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2216

RE: 1st Airplane In UAL's Current Colors?

The first UA aircraft to be painted in their current livery was a B-747-400, shown in a publicity photo released by UA to The Associated Press. I actually still have the clipping of that first photo from the newspaper, but it's so faded that the aircraft registration is unreadable.  <img src="/...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 24, 2002 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Agrees To Mechanics Pay Raise!
Replies: 23
Views: 3076

RE: United Agrees To Mechanics Pay Raise!

United had already awarded huge pay increases to their pilots. Now, the mechanics are getting up to 37% in wage increases, making them the highest paid in the industry. So what's next? Well, the company has REALLY painted itself into a corner. They'll undoubtedly try to ask for wage concessions from...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 24, 2002 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha May Order More 717s And 757s!
Replies: 43
Views: 2906

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha May Order More 717s And 757s!

I like the idea of retaining the existing Aloha livery, but with the Hawaiian name on the fuselage instead.

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 23, 2002 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Awww.... SouthWest Earns Its Brownie Points...
Replies: 12
Views: 1689

RE: Awww.... SouthWest Earns Its Brownie Points...

Not yet, but give me time....  Insane

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 23, 2002 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces New Service
Replies: 26
Views: 3225

RE: Southwest Announces New Service

Woodsboy-

Did it ever occur to you that ALL the majors would want to service ANC and FAI if Alaska Airlines was taking money home in wheelbarrows by "murdering" you with "astronomical" fares?

Just a thought...  Insane

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 23, 2002 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha May Order More 717s And 757s!
Replies: 43
Views: 2906

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha May Order More 717s And 757s!

The only way HA service to/from SNA, OAK, FAT, PHX and the like can be profitable using B-757 equipment is if you: 1. Advertise REALLY heavily. 2. Lower fares to generate traffic and fly 'em packed to the gills. Short of that, I don't see nonstops to these markets covering costs, let alone making a ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 18, 2002 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Any Of You Mind Flying For Free?
Replies: 37
Views: 3309

RE: Would Any Of You Mind Flying For Free?

You may be all rah-rah-rah about WN, and that's great, but not everyone has to drink your Kool-Aid. ALL airline employees get free and/or reduced rate travel privileges; WN didn't invent this benefit. Am I the only one who has noticed that WN employees always sound like they're either trying to get...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 15, 2002 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Cow From Heaven
Replies: 15
Views: 1413

RE: The Cow From Heaven

I've heard this story before as well. If memory serves, the reason they loaded the cow aboard in the first place was that it kept wandering in the way of their takeoff roll from a narrow grass field. The rest of the story was exactly as I'd read it...the cow goes "air-rage" on them, they dump it out...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 10, 2002 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines To Serve BOS And DEN
Replies: 5
Views: 3464

RE: Alaska Airlines To Serve BOS And DEN

BA ground handles AS at IAD.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 10, 2002 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airline's Official New Service Annoucement
Replies: 25
Views: 2241

RE: Alaska Airline's Official New Service Annoucement

Hold onto your hats, folks... A union official has confirmed that ALPA has had talks with AS about proposed B-757 pay rates. Supposedly, AS will be acquiring several B-757s from N7 and using them on longhaul routes from SEA. The rumored routes? SEA-JFK SEA-MCO SEA-FLL SEA-PHL It's wait-and-see time.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 10, 2002 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727-300
Replies: 13
Views: 3747

RE: 727-300

If memory serves, the Boeing concept plane listed above was referred to as the 7J7, not the 7N7.

Just my .02 worth.  Smile

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 04, 2002 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS And F9? AS And N7?
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

RE: AS And F9? AS And N7?

Supposedly, National is a candidate for the B-757-300 (if they ever get out of Chapter 11, that is!).

Do you think this aircraft could work for AS?

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 04, 2002 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS And F9? AS And N7?
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

AS And F9? AS And N7?

Lately, there have been a few rumors flying around about Alaska Airlines (AS) trying out additional routes. Two other rumors have them buying or merging with Frontier (F9) or National (N7). If they got together with either carrier, the combined route systems would be phenomenal. You'd have East-West...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Changes Equipment Type To All A300-600
Replies: 21
Views: 3662

RE: AA Changes Equipment Type To All A300-600

Another reason uses the A-300-600R on that route? Cargo, cargo, cargo. The flights to SDQ and POP are ALWAYS full of people taking thousands of pounds of excess baggage. They load up on clothing, food, appliances...you name it, they pack it. Most of this goes to relatives, but a lot of it is destine...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 01, 2002 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA At Kai Tak
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

RE: UA At Kai Tak

You'll also notice that all three answers were posted within two minutes of each other; the first two alone were just ELEVEN SECONDS apart.

So, people DO read before they post; it's just that sometimes someone is putting the same reply in at exactly the same time you are.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 01, 2002 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doesn't This Look Realistic.
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

RE: Doesn't This Look Realistic.

Y'know how condensation sometimes forms on the outside of a glass containing a cold drink? The same principle applies here. This is also why you'll occasionally see MD-80s (or other thin-winged planes) being DE-ICED on a sunny, warm day! At altitude for long periods of time, the fuel in the tanks ge...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 01, 2002 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Prayer Cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1493

RE: AS Prayer Cards

Ok, who brought the funny guy?

Alaska has had prayer cards included on every meal tray for years. The company receives hundreds of calls and letters about them each year, with the positive comments FAR outweighing the negative ones.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 01, 2002 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airline Of Paraguay, PuertoRico, Bermuda?
Replies: 11
Views: 4197

RE: National Airline Of Paraguay, PuertoRico, Bermuda?

Caribair (purchased by Eastern Air Lines) was also a large carrier into and out of Puerto Rico.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 01, 2002 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Nicknames
Replies: 74
Views: 6765

RE: Plane Nicknames

America West had an older B-757-200 painted in the colors of the Arizona state flag. It was involved in multiple incidents where members of the ground crew were injured by a towbar flying to one side from a deflected tiller. It became known as "The Ramper Stamper."  <img src="/discussions/graph...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Dec 29, 2001 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines With Most Benefits Fro Its Employees?
Replies: 24
Views: 15545

RE: Airlines With Most Benefits Fro Its Employees?

Every carrier (for the most part) arranges "counter-to-counter" agreements with other carriers in the same station, where they "trade" free passes with one another. Of course, this benefits airport employees only, since off-site employees don't have the same luxury.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 28, 2001 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines With Most Benefits Fro Its Employees?
Replies: 24
Views: 15545

RE: Airlines With Most Benefits Fro Its Employees?

Actually, Alaska gets some decent travel benefits too: (all apply to the employee, spouse, and dependents) Unlimited free coach travel on AS/QX Unlimited $50.00 roundtrip coach travel on CO/CO Express Unlimited ID95 on NW and KL Unlimited ID90 on DL, HP, WN, US, UA, F9, JL, and LH Six ID90s per cale...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 28, 2001 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In This Pic?
Replies: 17
Views: 4117

RE: What's Going On In This Pic?

It's actually just a really small, low-level storm system.  Big grin

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Concorde
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

RE: Singapore Concorde

If you want a really in-depth Concorde page (outlining just about EVERYTHING about the bird), check this page out:

www.concordesst.com

Weird fact: the Air France Concorde that crashed in Paris last year (F-BTSC) was the same one used for filming the movie "The Concorde: Airport '79."

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arnold Schwarznegger 747-400
Replies: 19
Views: 2342

RE: Arnold Schwarznegger 747-400

The B-767 and B-757 are both capable of operating off small runways, like at LGA and SNA. Paul Allen of Microsoft (and owner of the Portland TrailBlazers and Seattle Seahawks) already has a personal B-757. My question is...whatever happened to that proposed Sukhoi Business Jet that was being develop...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Throws Secret Service Agent Off!
Replies: 62
Views: 3406

RE: AA Throws Secret Service Agent Off!

I don't think the pilot overreacted in the least! The whole thing is fishy. Think about it; you're a U.S. Secret Service agent assigned to the President's detail....and for some reason, you're flying a COMMERCIAL AIRLINE? It's highly irregular, and as such, eyebrows would definitely be raised. Coupl...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 28, 2001 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thrust Reversers VS. Tow Tugs For Pushback
Replies: 27
Views: 4262

RE: Thrust Reversers VS. Tow Tugs For Pushback

Eastern was the first airline to use powerbacks, and when they did the initial test there was a lot of concern over whether or not a B-727 would end up on its' rear when braking. Boeing engineers said they simply weren't sure, but they thought it would be ok. Eastern went ahead and ran the test, whi...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 28, 2001 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arnold Schwarznegger 747-400
Replies: 19
Views: 2342

RE: Arnold Schwarznegger 747-400

Arnold, if you're listening, next time you need to get rid of some cash, I'd be happy to take it off your hands!

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 28, 2001 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thrust Reversers VS. Tow Tugs For Pushback
Replies: 27
Views: 4262

RE: Thrust Reversers VS. Tow Tugs For Pushback

Powerbacks have their downside, such as added fuel burn and possibility of FOD, but they also save the costs of owning and maintaining a fleet of tugs. Some airports won't allow powerbacks since the aircraft has to use forward thrust to get off the flat spot on the tires created by sitting at the ga...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 28, 2001 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ghetto Delta
Replies: 15
Views: 2184

RE: Ghetto Delta

"...gettin' yo' drink on and yo' snack on..."

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by EA CO AS
Fri Dec 28, 2001 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arnold Schwarznegger 747-400
Replies: 19
Views: 2342

RE: Arnold Schwarznegger 747-400

Why would ANY celebrity or millionaire/billionaire own a B-747 in the first place? Certainly not for their personal use! There are many private jets that can boast more amenities, faster speeds, higher cruising altitudes, and longer range...all at a much less expensive price. To say nothing of the f...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gate Agent/Pilot Relationships
Replies: 33
Views: 3480

RE: Gate Agent/Pilot Relationships

Pilots can be arrogant to gate agents, gate agents can be condescending and rude to nonrevs, and nonrevs...well, we just sit there and hope to God no revenue passengers figure out we work for the airline! But by the same token, pilots are also very helpful and friendly. Gate agents treat pilots like...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Dec 26, 2001 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big Was Eastern? Hubs? And Eastern To Slc?
Replies: 10
Views: 2976

RE: How Big Was Eastern? Hubs? And Eastern To Slc?

Eastern Air Lines operated full-fledged "hub" facilities in the following cities: ATL MIA SJU MCI IAH They also had large-scale operations (some connecting banks, but not a full hub operation) in the following cities: JFK LGA EWR DCA CLT BOS PHL MCO As late as 1983, Eastern was the largest airline i...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Dec 26, 2001 8:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Herpa 1:200 AA Question
Replies: 2
Views: 6197

RE: Herpa 1:200 AA Question

Check out the DragonWings and Jet-X models that are available as well. I think you'll be impressed with them.

www.jetwaymodels.com

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by EA CO AS
Wed Dec 26, 2001 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ? On US Air 767 Write-off @ PHL
Replies: 2
Views: 3263

RE:? On US Air 767 Write-off @ PHL

The aircraft in question suffered an uncontained engine failure while on an engine test at PHL. There was much hand-wringing going on when Boeing and a few other contractors looked over the airframe for possible repair, but the damage was so severe that even Boeing's people said it made more sense t...

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