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by HaveBlue
Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:45 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Question About A Topic That Was Deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 967

RE: Question About A Topic That Was Deleted

Yes it is, and thank you Skytrain!

I assumed that it had been in the Military Aviation or Photography forums, and went back days each in both. Bleh, showing the newbie-ism already and here barely a week. It was the beer, I swear =)


Sorry for any trouble, cheers indeed.

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by HaveBlue
Fri Feb 06, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At Patrick Afb
Replies: 12
Views: 5903

RE: Spotting At Patrick Afb

Mu2, here's my observations from early today: A1A is completely open, which runs along the entire East side of the base. Forgot to check on parking arrangements, sorry. Nothing was flying at the time, it was early morning and raining, but on the ramp were 5 K/C-130's, 4 F-15's, and several <acronym ...

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by HaveBlue
Fri Feb 06, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Question About A Topic That Was Deleted
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Question About A Topic That Was Deleted

I'm just curious as to why the post titled something like "Question about spotting at Patricks AFB" was deleted. It was requesting whether there was any good spotting places at the base, as well as what types of a/c are there. I replied to it Tuesday night, saying that I would be at the base Thursda...

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by HaveBlue
Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Info For MIA
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

RE: Info For MIA

I've taken photographs at <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> from both in years past. The <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym> Cargo area is definitely off limits now. They have a guard at the top of the spiral vehicle ramp that goes up to that top ...

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by HaveBlue
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Worldwide Aviation Factoids!
Replies: 11
Views: 4136

RE: Interesting Worldwide Aviation Factoids!

Interesting ConcordeBoy, but it shocks me that <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> is 32 on the main list, especially behind <acronym title="Tampa - International (TPA / KTPA), USA - Florida">TPA</acronym> (18) and <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollyw...

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by HaveBlue
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big, Busy, Boring....
Replies: 75
Views: 6393

RE: Big, Busy, Boring....

I'm sorry that I can't answer your question directly, but it made me think how UN boring Fort Lauderdale Executive was a few weeks ago. In the space of a little over an hour I saw, among the regular <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> and corporate aircraft, a Starship land (yes I'm sure)...

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by HaveBlue
Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Looking @ Planes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3145

RE: Pilots Looking @ Planes?

Though I'm a low time Private Pilot, I dare say I'll never lose my enthusiasm for aircraft of any sort. One of my favorite things to do on a weekend jaunt is to fly to an airport cafe, dial up the local frequ's on the scanner, and enjoy lunch with my friends while we admire the other aircrafts comin...

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by HaveBlue
Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At Patrick Afb
Replies: 12
Views: 5903

RE: Spotting At Patrick Afb

Haven't been by Patricks since the last airshow, but Patricks lies on the thin peninsula between the river and the Atlantic. A1A is a main artery road that runs north and south along the beach, being the only thing seperating the AFB from the beach itself. I know they had some restrictions post 9/11...

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by HaveBlue
Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: All White Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 3350

RE: All White Aircraft

I'm 99% certain that I have several pictures of <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> white 747's from <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> dating several years back. As they are negative film ...

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by HaveBlue
Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Hotel For Planespotting At MIA?
Replies: 8
Views: 5198

RE: Best Hotel For Planespotting At MIA?

I have two to offer you. Days Inn Miami Airport West, which sits on the SouthWest corner of the Miami Airport, right beside the approach end of <acronym title="Rwanda Airlines">9R</acronym>. From the 4th (top) floor you have quite a nice view. 2 AET building obscure your view of the approach for a f...

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by HaveBlue
Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Manufactors Skip Series?
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

RE: Why Do Manufactors Skip Series?

The 757 was originally planned in Model 757-100 short-fuselage and the 757-200 long-fuselage variants. The launch customers all opted for the RB211 engines, and the short variant was then dropped. The 767-100 was originally planned as a 180-passenger shortened model, but it too was cancelled. Not su...

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by HaveBlue
Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Remaining B-17s Still Flying?
Replies: 12
Views: 24198

RE: Remaining B-17s Still Flying?

We are lucky enough to have Nine-O-Nine come near here to New Smyrna Beach airport (NSB) for maintenance. This year we had the added bonus of having the B-17 Aluminum Overcast (EAA's I believe) down there on tour at the same time. So a CFI buddy of mine and myself hauled ourselved down there in a 17...

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by HaveBlue
Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Work at an FBO?
Replies: 22
Views: 3759

RE: Work At An FBO?

I used to work at Daytona Beach Jet Center, about 13 years ago when I was 20. I traded that in for a photography job, which I've had since then, but just today I applied back at Jet Center for a line service job on the weekends just to get some extra cash towards a house and more flying time (is the...

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by HaveBlue
Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mythbusters!
Replies: 10
Views: 2943

RE: Mythbusters!

UA777222, I saw it too and though it may have been from the MD-80 series I'm faily certain it was an older DC-9. Interesting show on that one.

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by HaveBlue
Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Museum/WPAFB
Replies: 7
Views: 2493

RE: Usaf Museum/WPAFB

I must agree that the Dayton US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> museum is very impressive. Been there several times and there is never enough time to take in all it has to offer. Where else can you see a XB-70 Valkyrie (nowhere, and I had lunch under its wing), a <acronym title="Canadian Arm...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Thunderbird Ejection - Boise
Replies: 21
Views: 26660

RE: Thunderbird Ejection - Boise

I'll have to look it up, but off the top of my head there was a test pilot that ejected out of an A-12 (<acronym title="Rome - Ciampino (CIA / LIRA), Italy">CIA</acronym> predecessor to the <acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym>-71) and later on a F-117 test flight. He wasn't mandated to be removed ...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airshow Slate - Where You Headed?
Replies: 15
Views: 2738

RE: Airshow Slate - Where You Headed?

B6A320, Patricks isn't on the radar yet as near as I can tell. I've been there for a few shows, one notably where the T-Birds actually touched wings the next day, but as of yet it doesn't appear to be scheduled for this year. I'm not positive, but it seems biannual. I'll check and get back to you, b...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Columbia: 1 Year On
Replies: 11
Views: 2198

RE: Columbia: 1 Year On

Yeah, Challenger happened on my 15th BDay and the Columbia on my coworker and friends BDay. I'm not superstitious at all, but does seem like a very bad week for space travel.


God Bless them all.

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by HaveBlue
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't DAB Or MLB Attract More Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 4067

RE: Why Can't DAB Or MLB Attract More Airlines?

As a lifetime resident of Daytona Beach, I can attest to the significant decline in airline traffic. In the late 80's we had around 8 carriers, and that's when you had to walk from the terminal across the tarmac to the air stairs. We put in a $22 million dollar modern terminal and we go down in a sh...

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by HaveBlue
Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dissertation On Aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 8745

RE: Dissertation On Aviation

Just a quick thought, but how about the financial and political reasons for the Concorde's retirement, the probability or lack thereof of another supersonic airliner in the future, and if history is needed then you could delve into how even to get the Concorde in service, how the British and French ...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favorite Commercial Airplane?
Replies: 100
Views: 12458

RE: What's Your Favorite Commercial Airplane?

747-400 - Queen of the Sky L-1011 - my first airplane ride and have always had an affinity for it Concorde and Connie - Sexy planes BAe 146 - for being quite unique looking, kinda like "Honey I shrunk the C-17". We used to have them fly here at <acronym title="Daytona Beach - International (Regional...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Dream Helicopter.
Replies: 10
Views: 2212

RE: Your Dream Helicopter.

I've always been partial to Bell 222's with retractable gear. Grew up watching Airwolf, what can I say. Got to ride in one a few times years ago, back seat and the cockpit, and that kinda cemented my opinion of it. Sexy helicopter. But I've always been in love with the Huey. Born at Ft.Rucker (the A...

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by HaveBlue
Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Restaurant In Miami-gone?
Replies: 10
Views: 6201

RE: Spirit Restaurant In Miami-gone?

That's very sad news indeed. I've been staying at that hotel and frequenting that restaraunt for over a decade now. I'd love to know the reasoning behind the decision to warehouse the memorabilia. It made for a very unique atmosphere and I see no advantage to having it gone.

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by HaveBlue
Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: January 28, 1986- Remembering Challenger
Replies: 46
Views: 5091

RE: January 28, 1986- Remembering Challenger

A sad day indeed. The Challenger blew up on my 15th Birthday... I was/am a huge space fan, 2 uncles work at NASA and my boyhood room was adorned with signed 8X10's of various astronaut crews and their steeds. My sister and I were both home from school sick that day, and as we live in Daytona Beach w...

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by HaveBlue
Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Airshow Slate - Where You Headed?
Replies: 15
Views: 2738

RE: Airshow Slate - Where You Headed?

Mid March Tico Airshow - VAC Warbirds (The only one I'll be actually flying in to) March 27-28 Tyndall AFB, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> April 3-4 MacDill AFB, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> May 1-2 Ft. Lauderdale, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> October 30-31...

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by HaveBlue
Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Size Of US Forces Fleet?
Replies: 35
Views: 10637

RE: Size Of US Forces Fleet?

Heya Sinlock, great info there and much appreciated, but I'm assuming the Marine Corps <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>-54E was a typo and you meant <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>-53E. As much as I'd love to see Skycranes in the military, if I'm not mistaken...

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