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by MxCtrlr
Fri Mar 08, 2002 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Vs. Other Airlines Demises
Replies: 1
Views: 1742

RE: Ansett Vs. Other Airlines Demises

I think that we are becoming jaded to venerable names failing and falling by the wayside. Eastern, National, Pan Am, Braniff, Swissair, Sabena, Ansett, TWA, PSA, Piedmont, Western and the list goes on and on. More names will be added, that's for sure.

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by MxCtrlr
Fri Mar 08, 2002 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Best Airline Ever
Replies: 41
Views: 3162

RE: Whats The Best Airline Ever

The original National Airlines - The Fly Me canpaign arguably was one of the greatest advertising campaigns for an airline ever.

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by MxCtrlr
Thu Feb 14, 2002 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Aircraft You First Sat On?
Replies: 120
Views: 5034

RE: What Was The Aircraft You First Sat On?

Piedmont DC-3 - 1960 - I just vaguely remember being carried across the open ramp in a light rain.

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by MxCtrlr
Thu Feb 14, 2002 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Pro Air Really Dead?
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

RE: Is Pro Air Really Dead?

I keep hearing rumors to the contrary however, the people I know closely who were in high positions at Pro have heard nothing to say they will be starting back up....Of course, we all know that rumors and this industry go back a long, long way...there was a rumor about two bicycle mechanics that are...

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by MxCtrlr
Thu Feb 14, 2002 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stewardess Uniforms
Replies: 8
Views: 583

RE: Stewardess Uniforms

You might try www.sundowners.com (I think that's the right link). Its the website of the National Airlines (the original NAL) Sundowners, their F/A group. A lot of good stories and memorobilia from NAL, grouped by decades. Also, there may be some good old pics on www.panam.com (the Pan Am Historical...

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by MxCtrlr
Wed Feb 13, 2002 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airline Presidents Lurk On Airliners.net?
Replies: 45
Views: 3840

RE: Do Airline Presidents Lurk On Airliners.net?

IMissPiedmont, Pedophiles? No, they're "aerophiles"!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Seriously though, all of us have to understand, that even a forum as vaunted as that here at a.net, cannot be taken too seriously by anyone as the "end-all" source of information. There...

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by MxCtrlr
Wed Feb 13, 2002 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airline Presidents Lurk On Airliners.net?
Replies: 45
Views: 3840

RE: Do Airline Presidents Lurk On Airliners.net?

Why, if they were "lurking" would you expect them to answer that question to begin with? I do agree though that many of these people are (or were) aircraft enthusiasts like some of the planespotters on a.net, so it would be reasonable to expect that they would be interested in what is being posted h...

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by MxCtrlr
Wed Feb 06, 2002 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crystal Airways
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

RE: Crystal Airways

I wonder, assuming Crystal Airways DOES get airborne, and DOES live up to its potential, how many of the esteemed bunch here at airliners.net that have been slamming these people all this time, will be the first ones standing in line with the "I knew they'd make it all along" attitude. I just wonder...

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by MxCtrlr
Thu Dec 13, 2001 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Working With Pan Am
Replies: 9
Views: 2175

RE: Working With Pan Am

I have had the unusual opportunity to work for all three incarnations of Pan Am from the original, to the carrier that bought out Carnival Air Lines and then came out of bankruptcy as Pan Am III. Tim Mellon (the owner of PA3) is a good man and decent to work for and the airline as a whole, for a sma...

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by MxCtrlr
Sun Nov 25, 2001 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is This? (a Bit Of Fun)
Replies: 46
Views: 3702

RE: What Is This? (a Bit Of Fun)

Either it's a Great Blue Heron, a Sand Hill Crane, or its the SIA Golden Swan that got blasted off the vertical fin by intertia from a hard landing!  Wink/being sarcastic

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by MxCtrlr
Sun Nov 25, 2001 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is This? (a Bit Of Fun)
Replies: 46
Views: 3702

RE: What Is This? (a Bit Of Fun)

It looks like a bird we have here in Central Florida - A Sand Hill Crane.

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by MxCtrlr
Wed Nov 14, 2001 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Larger The Engine The Larger The Trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

RE: The Larger The Engine The Larger The Trouble

I don't agree. Take the case of the DL MD80 series aircraft a few years back that suffered an uncontained engine failure and a piece of the compressor section perforated the cabin and killed two pax sitting in their seats. Larger engines do NOT necessarily mean larger problems!

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