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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential United A340-600 Order
Replies: 29
Views: 3288

RE: Potential United A340-600 Order

I know, I know. It's the A340-600. Typo, sorry. Course the A330 would look good in UA colors also. (Hmmm !)
 Laugh out loud

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential United A340-600 Order
Replies: 29
Views: 3288

RE: Potential United A340-600 Order

I'm not disappointed. I think I said that if AI was desperate they would make very attractive offers. And, Boeing has the power to tell GE, sorry Charlie. Do you think GE will do anything? After all, their biggest market is for the 737 series. I'm sure something could be worked out. BTW, I would not...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Aircraft Orders
Replies: 12
Views: 1448

RE: NWA Aircraft Orders

Aircraft orders are not placed on Boeing vs Airbus. They are placed on commonality to existing fleet, availability and by far not least, economics. Certain airline CEOs do have a preference and since they carry the big stick, they usually get their way. I must confess that I have a preference to Boe...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clipper Defender
Replies: 1
Views: 1509

RE: Clipper Defender

Pan Am 1 vs Pan Am 2. PA1 switched names on a regular basis, but only to the same type.

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 747?
Replies: 15
Views: 1410

RE: Eastern 747?

Eastern had 3 747-121s leased from Pan Am. The 4 125s were completed as -131s, delivered to Eastern who immediately turned them over to TWA. They also had lease options on several -238s from QANTAS that were never delivered, although at least one was painted in EA colors at SYD.

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 12, 2001 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential United A340-600 Order
Replies: 29
Views: 3288

RE: Potential United A340-600 Order

Why on earth should United order the A340. Nice enough airplane but it doesn't even come close to matching existing fleet. Now if Airbus Industrie is desperate emough, as they were with the A300s American took, you may see some leases that will have United laughing all the way to the bank. Let's hop...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 11, 2001 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If United Has To Go Alone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

RE: What If United Has To Go Alone?

United won't be #2 for long anyway. As soon as AA completes the merger with TW they will do what they do best. Scrap almost all the route system and get rid of the aircraft. Just as they did with OC and QQ. What were they thinking?  Nuts

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 11, 2001 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-200's Look The Same As 747SR
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

RE: B747-200's Look The Same As 747SR

The gear looks the same unless you can get right up underneath. Then you can see the difference, at least if you know what to look for.
 Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 11, 2001 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here's A Rarity: Pic Of AF1 In 1963; But Not 26000
Replies: 26
Views: 3840

RE: Here's A Rarity: Pic Of AF1 In 1963; But Not 26000

Hi PhilB, I assure you that Air Force1 was NOT! followed 20 minutes later by AirForce2. The President and Vice-President of the US do not travel overseas at the same time. For all. The Cessna 150 would be Air Force1. The designation applies to any fixed wing aircraft, civil or military, that the Pre...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 11, 2001 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Carrier Still Uses The 4 Series Of The 747?
Replies: 12
Views: 2494

RE: Which Carrier Still Uses The 4 Series Of The 747?

NW never ordered the 744? Did Boeing just decide to build some for them and make them the launch customer? The first revenue 744 flight was MSP-PHX-LAX-MSP on, you guessed it, NW. Current operators: AC, CA, AF, AI, Air Namibia, TZ, NH, AN, Asiana, Atlas, BA, Cargolux, CX, CI, LY, EVA, Fiji Internati...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 11, 2001 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh Oh.......NWA
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

RE: Uh Oh.......NWA

If this is the incident of several years ago, he was fired, fined, jailed and no longer can fly anything that he can't stand on the ground to pilot. If I'm not badly mistaken, I think the F/O was also severely reprimanded.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 11, 2001 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sputtering Sound
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

RE: Sputtering Sound

STL-ATL on Delta? Had to be a 727 or MD-88. They never operated an A310 on this route, and all A310s have been gone for 6 or 7 years.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 10, 2001 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-200's Look The Same As 747SR
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

RE: B747-200's Look The Same As 747SR

SR means Short Range. They look the same as -100s and -200s. Built only for the Japanese market, they have a heavier kanding gear among other slight differences.
 Smile Steve

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 10, 2001 2:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Any B-36s & B-47s Survivors?
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

RE:MikeN

Very true, the XC-99 is destined for the USAF museum. However. the last news I heard was that it would be stored at AMARC in pieces until the USAFM was ready for it.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 10, 2001 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whatever Happened To Rich Int'l?
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

RE: Whatever Happened To Rich Int'l?

This is a very rare case in that the owner voluntarily surrendered the certificate. Of course it would have been yanked eventually if the situation wan't fixed. Just goes to show that there is integrity left in this world.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 09, 2001 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines New Colors
Replies: 11
Views: 4016

RE: Frontier Airlines New Colors

Love the animal tails, despise the lettering. Who thought that up?

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 09, 2001 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Most Unusual Plane...a Mini
Replies: 17
Views: 2906

RE:ILOVEA340

Fuel efficiency was not a concern in the late 50s/early 60s when this aircraft was built. It was also not designed for anything other than a VIP transport for the USAF where fuel efficiency is still not a major concern.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 09, 2001 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Development
Replies: 2
Views: 860

RE: L-1011 Development

I think Lockeed was long out of the airliner business before any real design work was done on an improved L1011. While a technologically fantastic and asthetically pleasing aircraft, they really got stung on this one.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 09, 2001 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any 707-flights Left
Replies: 26
Views: 4237

RE: Are There Any 707-flights Left

I'm not real sure about passenger service, but Air Gulf Falcon had a 707 or two. I agree with you 707fan. The 707 is one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built.  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 09, 2001 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Planes & Middle East Direct From DFW..
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

RE: Boeing Planes & Middle East Direct From DFW..

I suppose you mean nonstop. After all in the 70s TWA had a daily direct flight from TUS to CAI. Of course it stopped in PHX, JFK and ORY on the way. Just had to kid a bit here. Nonstop though? I don't imagine there is enough traffic on any of these routes to support any aircraft. If it ever were to ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 09, 2001 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Most Unusual Plane...a Mini
Replies: 17
Views: 2906

RE: A Most Unusual Plane...a Mini

It's still around? Is it still in El Paso? I thought it had been scrapped years ago in New Mexico. Who is the owner? Does anyone know? I know an air museum 306 miles from El Paso that would love to have it. Someone help!
 Wow!

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 09, 2001 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

RE: Incident Questions

American International was a fairly large contract freight carrier. It used to be known as Kaliita. A DC-8 could probably go near max speed at 8000 ft, but it would be illegal. Max speed below 10000 ft is 250 kt. As for the pilots judgement. Stupid, very dangerous, and license losing. I'll bet he ca...

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 08, 2001 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA A318: Cancelled.
Replies: 27
Views: 2139

RE: TWA A318: Cancelled.

Let's not forget the 50 F.28-0100s that will probably end up in AAs fleet from US. Never mind that the UA-US merger won't happen, they will be sold to someone. No other airline can take them, sadly AA is the only major operator of the F100. I stated in a different post that AA can only replace them ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 08, 2001 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Like The New Virgin Atlantic Colors?
Replies: 29
Views: 3404

RE: Do You Like The New Virgin Atlantic Colors?

I think it's one of the best around. Not better, just equal.

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 07, 2001 10:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Any B-36s & B-47s Survivors?
Replies: 9
Views: 1708

RE: Any B-36s & B-47s Survivors?

Last I knew there was also a B-47 in Pueblo CO.
There are 4 B-36s left. 2 at Castle AFB, 1 at Carswell AFB and 1 at Wright-Pat. Also the sole example of the XC-99 remains at Kelley AFB although this is going to DMAFB for storage soon. Last I heard anyway.

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 07, 2001 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Can I Get A Window From An Airliner
Replies: 5
Views: 2417

RE: Where Can I Get A Window From An Airliner

Out of respect for this web site, I will not post the URL. A buddy of mine does sell aircraft parts. Name it and he can find it. If interested E-Mail me at [email protected] and I'll happily E-Mail you the website info.  Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 07, 2001 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBJ2 Here, A320CJ Coming?
Replies: 9
Views: 2017

RE: BBJ2 Here, A320CJ Coming?

I would most certainly say that 70 or so BBJs qualifies as a success.

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 07, 2001 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A388=Concorde?
Replies: 25
Views: 1589

RE: A388=Concorde?

For Mijzair ; Yes, the media would make a big issue out of it. Does anyone with a slight bit of knowledge care waht the media says? I remember watching the TV news days after the PSA crash in San Diego some years ago. The Bubble Headed Bleached Blonde was demonstrating the reduced visibilty of an IF...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 07, 2001 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Industry...Them's The Breaks
Replies: 2
Views: 928

RE: The Industry...Them's The Breaks

Don't forget Ozark, Southern, National, PSA, AirCal, Hughes AirWest, North Central, Republic, Mohawk and Northeast. I flew on them all and miss them all. It was very different back in the 70s. We weren't treated like **** then. We felt appreciated. Not the same anymore. Now it seems as though the ai...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 07, 2001 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best-Looking Russian Plane....My Vote: Tu-204
Replies: 31
Views: 2983

RE: Best-Looking Russian Plane....My Vote: Tu-204

I vote for the Il-18, Tu-154 and Il-62.
 Smile

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu Jun 07, 2001 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD Plane Accident Yesterday
Replies: 52
Views: 4094

RE: IAD Plane Accident Yesterday

For DLX ; Octane is not something "contained". It is a measurement of the volatilty of a liquid. How easily it ignites. Hence water is almost 0, Diesel fuel in the 70s. Kerosene which is about the same as Jet fuel is somewhat lower than diesel. For CrewChief32 ; I agree. How many hours of wing walke...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 06, 2001 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A388=Concorde?
Replies: 25
Views: 1589

RE: A388=Concorde?

The "concerns" over deaths in a crash are the same ones that have been raised every time a larger aircraft is announced. True, it would be a catastrophe, but in reality so are the deaths of 100 or even 1. Just ask the survivors.

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aero California?
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

RE: Aero California?

TommyBoy. You've been here long enough to see the post a couple weeks ago. I must assume that you don't read regularly and that's OK. AeroCalifornia is a very good airline. You will be treated well. The aircraft are old, but no older than what you could be on with a flight on any of the big 3 in the...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 06, 2001 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Crew Get Special Meals?
Replies: 19
Views: 3722

RE: Do Flight Crew Get Special Meals?

Same as passengers. However, the flight crew do not eat the same entree. Safety reasons. You wouldn't want all the flight crew with food poisining at the same time. They can request special meals as can paying passengers.

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 06, 2001 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-146B/SR/SUD
Replies: 23
Views: 1481

RE: B747-146B/SR/SUD

KLM are 742s. Refered to in schedules as 747/SUD

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 06, 2001 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Decompression Above FL40
Replies: 8
Views: 3110

RE: Decompression Above FL40

An explosive decompression at 65000 ft in a Concorde=109 dead people. No chance at survival.
The Payne Stewart accident was NOT explosive decompression. Simply a case of no pressurization slowly putting everyone to sleep. They never knew what happened.

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 06, 2001 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Un-Airworthy For Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 2855

RE: Un-Airworthy For Sale

An L-1011 for $10000.00 US? Yes. As is where is. This is the market price for an L-1011 stripped of all useful parts, Just need to have connections. Of sourse the value of a smaller aircaft is less, a larger more. Even scrappers will not pay $10000 for an L-1011 at an airport such as Kingman AZ. Too...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 06, 2001 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does Anyone Remember The Stupid Topic ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

RE: Does Anyone Remember The Stupid Topic ...

I think perhaps a clarification. Never (at least I hope) has such a magazine as Airways called the Sonicruiser a Sonicloser. I can't imagine that as possible. I presume that you mean a poster in this group named Airways. Please clarify ASAP. Do not inadvertantly slander a fine publication please. &n...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 06, 2001 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-146B/SR/SUD
Replies: 23
Views: 1481

RE: B747-146B/SR/SUD

Just for the record. 2 JAL -100s were converted to the SUD configuration, along with 10 KLM -200s. 2 of the KLM have since been converted to freighters

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 06, 2001 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Of The Forums
Replies: 178
Views: 5536

RE: Future Of The Forums

I don't know if it's possible, but, how about an instant delete (temporary) until a moderator can look at the post. Just a thought. In my short time here though, I've only seen one really annoying example of abuse. ie: Where were you...? of a few days ago.What wee need to do is band together and let...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed Jun 06, 2001 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Flown An Ill Fated A?c?
Replies: 43
Views: 2916

RE: Ever Flown An Ill Fated A?c?

N1819U June 1989. Same flight, same route as it was flying when it crashed. Shudder!

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 05, 2001 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Martinair 767 Crushes Leg.
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

RE:Pilot3xx.

Doesn't matter which aircraft. They all can kill. The employee may just live if they got the leg off in time.
Just a reminder, If you're walking an airplane out watch the gear! It'll come bite you faster than you can imagine.

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 05, 2001 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restored Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 943

RE: Restored Aircraft

Too many too list. My favourites are the really rare, fkying or not. The Boeing 307 as mentioned is one, the Martin Mariner at the Pima Air and Space Museum is another. One will make one last flight (S-307), the other will not (Mariner), at least I hope in both cases.

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 05, 2001 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Restored Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 943

RE: Restored Aircraft

Too many too list. My favourites are the really rare, fkying or not. The Boeing 307 as mentioned is one, the Martin Mariner at the Pima Air and Space Museum is another. One will make one last flight (S-307), the other will not (Mariner), at least I hope in both cases.

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 05, 2001 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Length
Replies: 31
Views: 6016

RE: Runway Length

For Jet_Guy. Easter Island is an alternate for the space shuttle. That's pretty South Pacific to me. I'm sure there are many others. Tucson International Airport, although officially 10500 ft has overuns on eash end of 2500 ft. This would make 15500 ft of asphalt. VERY long. Been used once or twice ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue Jun 05, 2001 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mohave: Airplane Graveyard...Anybody Been There?
Replies: 25
Views: 17047

RE: Mohave: Airplane Graveyard...Anybody Been There?

Nikonf100 was of course joking about cottonmouths here. The rattlers ate them all. LOL. As for the perimeter of AMARC, no one minds people taking pictures, just stay away from the fence and you'll be OK. Not much to see anyway. Just the sight of 4500+ aircraft in various stages of storage and scrapp...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 04, 2001 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Oxymorons
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

RE: Aviation Oxymorons

Not strictly an oxymoron, but close. Near-miss. Wouldn't that be a hit?

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon Jun 04, 2001 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-71F Question
Replies: 15
Views: 1693

RE: DC-8-71F Question

Have you ever noticed that DC-9s and 727s always have the rear airstairs down while on the ground. Same thing. One of these aircraft, with NO payload, but full full willtilt very nicely onto its tail. It is kind of fun tipping them back though.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 03, 2001 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What About Boeing's Sonic Cruiser?
Replies: 6
Views: 2000

RE: What About Boeing's Sonic Cruiser?

TWA_717 was just joking

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 03, 2001 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What The Heck Happened?
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

RE: What The Heck Happened?

Burned up on the runway at O'Hare about 1985.

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