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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jul 03, 2001 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser - Would You Pay Extra?
Replies: 28
Views: 2226

RE: Sonic Cruiser - Would You Pay Extra?

Double to save 1.5 hours EWR-ORY. A snowballs chance in hell I would! But it will not be double and, there are people who feel very important that will spend more to save this amount of time. I had an idiot in line behind me at a store one day offer 20 US dollars to someone in front of him to trade ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jul 03, 2001 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Wing's Light
Replies: 2
Views: 953

RE: The Wing's Light

Visibility. Those lights can be seen a long way off, even in daylight. In a non TCA area, they alert private pilots in the air that an aircraft is beginning it's takeoff (or is on approach).

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jul 03, 2001 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It Possible To Upgrade To Business By Asking?
Replies: 37
Views: 3068

RE: Is It Possible To Upgrade To Business By Asking?

What's the worst thay can say? No? If you've never heard this before, you will. Try it, you may get lucky. Just expect a no.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jul 03, 2001 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Answers Sonic Cruiser Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 3091

RE: Boeing Answers Sonic Cruiser Questions

This 50 year old argument about fuel burn is really getting tiresome. The same argument was made against the Comet. It now has come to pass that engineering has provided the answer. A 73G flying the same route of A DC6/DC7/Connie. etc, burns less fuel per RPK. In addition, why are we leaving out Tur...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jul 02, 2001 11:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Additional B-2 Purchases?
Replies: 21
Views: 2676

RE: CX747

Specifics! I love it. I'm sorry I missed this particular issue of AW&ST. Thanks. As for details, I think you are savvy enough to know I can't give anything more than is generally known about BUFF. Suffice it to say that Oscoda MI is not a great place to spend a winter. Sadly MCO was closed before my...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jul 02, 2001 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skull Cracker Quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

RE: Skull Cracker Quiz

I'm waiting for the punch line.  Laugh out loud

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jul 02, 2001 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legend Is Back! Legend Is Coming Back
Replies: 5
Views: 1759

RE: Baec777

Although everything is for sale, if you have to ask you can't afford it. Not a joke.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jul 01, 2001 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Joe Arpaio, Constitutional Enemy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1198

RE: Joe Arpaio, Constitutional Enemy?

On a constitutional note, Joe Arpaio had a plan 10 years ago, or so, to stop and search ALL vehicles coming into Maricopa County. I'd say that this would have violated the US contitution quite well. So, yes, he is an enemy of the US contitution. I know it never happened, but just suggesting such a t...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jul 01, 2001 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Artificial Intelligence", Bizarre But Beautiful!
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

RE: "Artificial Intelligence", Bizarre But Beautiful!

I just got home from seeing AI and was not real impressed. The special effects were good, the bear was fantastic, and the robots from 4000AD or so were impressive. I don't recommend that anyone not see it on my opinion though. I just like movies with more of a story line than this had. The review by...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jul 01, 2001 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm In The Navy!
Replies: 16
Views: 1287

RE: I'm In The Navy!

Navy? Are you serious? That means you have to ride on ships. Are you joking. Just kidding, I'm just afraid of boats. Love water, just not boats. Good luck BTW, ignore the posting by Kolobokman. He knows no better yet. Congratulations, Steve  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jul 01, 2001 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Liverpool Airport Is Now John Lennon's
Replies: 17
Views: 2490

RE: Liverpool Airport Is Now John Lennon's

Gee, did offend GOD! Seems HE missed my point entirely. My point being that to name an airport after a living ex president of the US is just pablum for the political masses Whether or not I think Reagan or Bush are good men is irrelevant. I just don't believe in naming an airport after someone for n...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jul 01, 2001 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Identifying A German Incident
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

RE: Patroni

900 meters? WOW! Must have made for an interesting landing. I don't like landing my 'Hawk on that short a field. I'm impressed.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jul 01, 2001 12:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Joys Of Skydrol
Replies: 18
Views: 11092

RE: The Joys Of Skydrol

Nothing more fun than getting SkyDrol on you when it is 110 degrees and you pores are all opened up from sweating. I must point out though, that no matter how uncomfortable a full face mask is, it sure beats SkyDrol in the eyes. Won't prevent it 100 % but it helps.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 30, 2001 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Flaps T/o And/or Landing (See Picture!)
Replies: 39
Views: 3788

HI Goofy

I wasn't meaning to denigrate your statement about the ET 767 in any way. I do believe that you read this, but all transport category aircraft that I know of have high lift devices. In fact, I can't think of any aircraft in production that doesn't. I'm very sure that some experimental or homebuilt a...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 30, 2001 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011, DC-10
Replies: 2
Views: 1357

RE: L-1011, DC-10

I'd say the reason is FedEx. Thwy needed a bigger plane when many DC-10s were coming on the market. The L-1011 was not available yet and since they were willing to pay for the STC needed, the DC-10 won this one. Although there is at least one STC for an L-1011(F), it is much easier to get a DC-10 co...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 30, 2001 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Liverpool Airport Is Now John Lennon's
Replies: 17
Views: 2490

RE: Liverpool Airport Is Now John Lennon's

Wish the US would follow this practice. Name an airport after someone who was worthwhile, that is. In this country we seem to have people who want to give airports names of ex-Presidents. I will always call DCA by it's rightful name of National airport. It means so much more than Reagan National Air...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 30, 2001 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finally, Some Real TW/AA Pics
Replies: 19
Views: 1893

RE: Finally, Some Real TW/AA Pics

Well....... Since I think the American livery is just about the worst in the world, I guess I'm slightly biased. The TWA titles look better to me on this travesty of a "paint scheme" than American titles. As for American titles on the TWA paint job, AAgghhhh. Please don't suggest ruining the name in...

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 29, 2001 12:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Additional B-2 Purchases?
Replies: 21
Views: 2676

RE: CX747

I'll forgive your lack of knowledge if you can provide a source for your assertion that B-2C means conventional. As an old crew dog on the B-52, I assure you that the fittings for nukes are actually cheaper.

Steve  Laugh out loud

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 29, 2001 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Flaps T/o And/or Landing (See Picture!)
Replies: 39
Views: 3788

RE: Goofy

No flaps fitted to it? Of course the aircraft had flaps. Flaps are not extended during a water landing though. Guaranteed break up on impact. For a water landing EVERTHING that can be is tucked as tight as possible.Yes I know the airplane broke up on impact. But, if the pilots had been lucky enough ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 29, 2001 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAE 146 Flights
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

RE: BAE 146 Flights

I can't compare it terms of interior noise to the CRJ/ERJ aircraft, but the high wing is a very definite plus to me.

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 29, 2001 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Am I The Only One Who Is Afraid To Fly?
Replies: 9
Views: 3340

RE: Am I The Only One Who Is Afraid To Fly?

While waiting to board your flight, look at the people around you. I'd say a large percentage of them are scared. It may manifest itself as nonchalance, but they still might be afraid. BTW, what is it about riding in an airplane that worries you?

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 29, 2001 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing To Do
Replies: 4
Views: 1213

RE: Nothing To Do

You could always try reading, looking out the window or contemplating the important things in life.

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Additional B-2 Purchases?
Replies: 21
Views: 2676

RE: Additional B-2 Purchases?

The C would not mean conventional. Any bomber built today would be nuclear capable. But. since all the B-2 tooling is at AMARC in storage it will be a long time, if ever, before another B-2 is built. I'll try to let you know if the tooling disappears though. Steve  <img src="/discussions/graphi...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is This Aircraft? Looks Like Hybrid 747-MD11.
Replies: 3
Views: 3786

RE: What Is This Aircraft? Looks Like Hybrid 747-MD11.

It is interesting. Sadly, I can't identify it except that it is a DC-10 or MD-11. The bulge effect I can't explain though, sorry.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Engines Looks Best On 747s?
Replies: 33
Views: 2518

RE: 22886

Yes, the LH 747-430 have GE engines.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reassure Me!
Replies: 7
Views: 982

RE: Reassure Me!

I have a friend who is terrified to fly. One day she had to go to Vancouver to catch a cruise ship (funny, she'll get on a boat with no qualms). Anyway, it almost took the entire ground crew to get her on the 737 to SEA and, she tells me, the same effort, to get her on the DH8 to YVR. In the end whe...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners With US Registrations
Replies: 4
Views: 1584

RE: Soviet Airliners With US Registrations

If you count the An-2 as an airliner, which it is, then quite a few have US registrations. Other than that WN Boy is correct. I must admit that I'd like to see an Il-18 on the US airshow circuit though.

Steve  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?
Replies: 20
Views: 2207

RE: Do You Get Nervous After A Crash?

Always choose the last type of airplane that crashed and if you can, the same airline. Statistically safer than any other flight you could choose. For Climbout : Sorry, but the debris on the runway was only a contributing factor in the Concorde crash. There was something else wrong which I am not at...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 28, 2001 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Bow To B747437B
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

RE: I Bow To B747437B

8 segments in one day is impressive enough, but $142.50? That is amazing.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif" ALT="Wow!"> I could do 8 in one day (if I had the stamina and patience, which I don't, patience anyway) but it would cost me a whole lot more that $142.50. Hmmm. TUS-LAS-OAK-SAN-L...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 12:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How's Your Eyesight? Read This...
Replies: 16
Views: 1636

RE: How's Your Eyesight? Read This...

Well, the doctor said I still have perfect eyesight, I guess I'd better explore the other possibility ASAP  Laugh out loud

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Damn McCain
Replies: 22
Views: 1121

RE: Damn McCain

Destroy the health "care" system as we know it? I sure hope so. What kind of health "care" system is it when the opinion of doctor is overuled by a twit that has no idea what is really needed, only what the bill will be? I trust my doctor a whole lot more than some idiot sitting at a desk somewhere ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rules To Live By
Replies: 11
Views: 1937

RE: Rules To Live By

Very good! Thank yew.  Laugh out loud Very true and some funny. Does this mean I kin throw away the wrenches now?

Steve

PS : Does Armadillo taste better warm also? Good points!

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Who Do You Miss?
Replies: 31
Views: 2009

RE: So Who Do You Miss?

Oh my! This is tough! Let's see here, hmmm, could it be.........Piedmont? Why yes, it is!  Innocent

I also very much liked Ozark, Braniff, National, Western and Hughes AirWest.

Steve

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Aircraft - The Largest?
Replies: 15
Views: 1737

RE: Widebody Aircraft - The Largest?

This is THE An-225. One and only, finally returned to the air after 5 years. Antonov Design Bureau says it has enough parts to build another. This is the largest aircraft in the world. Don't know for sure, but I'd say this is about the size the A380 will be. Steve  <img src="/discussions/graphi...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Names For Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 7979

RE: RW774477

So that's what El Al means. Hebrew being one of the many languages I don't speak, I never knew that. Considering that I only speak two languages fluently, I suppose that it is no surprise I didn't know. Thanks. Steve  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> BTW, was the CEO of R...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carrier Fleets
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

RE: US Carrier Fleets

STT757 certainly has one of the best explanations of why US carries do not operate the 747 (exceptions noted) and why they are not likely to order the A380. As for the A330/340, who besides NW are left? UA, CO, DL, AA have all gone with the Triple 7. An interesting aside: Why does AF continue orderi...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Engines Looks Best On 747s?
Replies: 33
Views: 2518

RE: Which Engines Looks Best On 747s?

Seems I'm going to join a slight minority here, Rolls-Royce look the best, In addition, although dated 5 years, the highest time I'm aware of for on on wing engine belongs to a RR on an HP 757. 35000+ hours. I suspect this has changed though. Besides they are all reliable engines, otherwise who woul...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Airbus Trijets Built...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

RE: TRI727JET

What is mean? My personal favourite of all time is the 727 followed very closely by the 707. These are the first airliners I ever saw and to this day when I see one I stop and watch it. The reality is that the market has changed in the past 30 years, The tail engine is a plumbing nightmare (I refer ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A A340-xxx....
Replies: 11
Views: 1431

RE: Could A A340-xxx....

I'm sure the A340-600 can fly on two engines long enough to make it to an alternate easily. The other A340s have less powerful engines and might have less choice but they would still be OK. Oh hell, thay can all operate safely for a limited time on just two engines. As for one engine? I suspect even...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 27, 2001 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Airbus Trijets Built...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

RE: Critter592

For the answer refer to the post by AA737-823.

Steve  Laugh out loud

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 26, 2001 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EAL/AA Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

RE: EyeSky

Shiny silver paint? No such thing. What you see on bare aircraft is bare metal (although it is AlClad). The reason is, on Airbus anyway, that in the early years the aluminum didn't match. On the L-1011, I suppose it's the same reason. When you see it on a newer airliner such as an AA DC-9-80 it is m...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 26, 2001 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does American Airlines Really Have More Room
Replies: 33
Views: 2763

RE: Does American Airlines Really Have More Room

Shoot, does this mean my last AA flight was on one of the aircraft not refitted yet? When will thay all be done? 5 inches extra leg room will certainly make a difference. I'll see in August when I have to fly to DFW. We'll see, I hope it's true. Steve  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gi...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 26, 2001 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Names For Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 7979

RE: Bad Names For Airlines

I like QANTAS! The name and the airline. QantasAirways, why would you want it changed from something classic (one of the oldest airline names in existence) to something generic? As for Kiwi International. A kiwi can't fly. I thought at the the time of inception that this was a stupid name. An omen? ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 26, 2001 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Inaccurate Letter On A Complaint Site:
Replies: 4
Views: 2457

RE: Most Inaccurate Letter On A Complaint Site:

I'm not really sure about it but, I can see Harbor Air moving aircraft to Florida for the winter. I just can't imagine the routing. I thought all their aircraft were float equipped. Not a problem Orlando-Ft. Myers. There are numerous seaplane bases in both areas. It most likely wasn't MCO-RSW. I've ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How's Your Eyesight? Read This...
Replies: 16
Views: 1636

RE: How's Your Eyesight? Read This...

I'm going to call my eye doctor right away. I could see it without moving. Yikes! Then I'll call a few women I know.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Distance / Takeoff Run
Replies: 1
Views: 20725

RE: Takeoff Distance / Takeoff Run

Takeoff run is the amount of runway an airplane uses to leave the runway, takeoff distance is the distance from 0 to the point at which the airplane can clear a 50 ft obstacle.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retired Aircraft Engines
Replies: 2
Views: 2126

RE: Retired Aircraft Engines

Quite often an airline leases the engines seperately from the airframe. In this case the engine owner takes them back for lease to someone else.
Another case is that the engines are taken off for rebuild and use as spares for the airline that owns the grounded airplane.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viscount
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

RE: Viscount

THere is one still stored at TUS and another displayed at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson. Of the other 23 or so that were part of the Go Group in 1986, 1 went to Africa, 1 to Mexico and the rest scrapped.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does American Airlines Really Have More Room
Replies: 33
Views: 2763

RE: Does American Airlines Really Have More Room

Seems to me the DC-9-80 I flew last week had the same legroom as another airline's 737-500 that I flew the week before.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airport Is This?
Replies: 12
Views: 2776

RE: What Airport Is This?

Don't know but certainly not SNA, Please tell us, looks like it could be an interesting visit.

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