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by IMissPiedmont
Sun Jun 03, 2001 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Former Name
Replies: 5
Views: 1035

RE: United's Former Name

The airline has been United Airlines since 1962. Before that it was United Air Lines since 1934. Before that, Boeing Air Transport, Pacific Air Transport, and a few other small carriers. UAL Corporation did change its name for a short time in the early 80s to Allegis, whatever that was supposed to m...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 02, 2001 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S.A. Domestic 747's
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

RE: U.S.A. Domestic 747's

The Alaska order was for a -100 in the early days of the 747. At the time the only route they could have operated it on was ANC-SEA. Their brains kicked in long before building started and the order was cancelled.
America West ordered 4 -400s though.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 02, 2001 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 Engine Replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 3816

RE: Delta 757 Engine Replacement

Why would Delta be the only airline afflicted with this problem? What am I missing. Delta is not the only airline to use PW 2037s on 757s. Somethings wrong with this picture.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 02, 2001 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hugs And Kisses
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

RE: Hugs And Kisses

I picked a great week to quit snorting cocaine........

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 02, 2001 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Your Life Be Like Without Aviation?
Replies: 18
Views: 2541

RE: What Would Your Life Be Like Without Aviation?

Do you mean if it never existed, or suddenly disappeared? If it never existed, we wouldn't miss it. If it suddenly went POOF!, we'd all go slightly insane I think.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 02, 2001 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines In Talks With Carl Icahn
Replies: 17
Views: 3502

RE: National Airlines In Talks With Carl Icahn

Icahn buying National? Never happen. The DOT has shot down Carl before as unfit to own an airline. They won't let it happen this time either.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 02, 2001 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where To Sit In A 732?
Replies: 9
Views: 2486

RE: Where To Sit In A 732?

Used to be I always chose a seat about 5 rows rear of the wing. I love watching flaps, ailerons, reversers and spoilers in action. If that's what you want, sit there. If comfort is more your style, choose the emergency exit row. You will still see most upper wing action, but it really is more comfor...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 02, 2001 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sometimes I Wonder...
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

RE: Sometimes I Wonder...

Why is it that, in our world, Sitting at home and watching sports for 8 hours is considered `normal', but watching airplanes is considered strange? In my opinion, watching football, baseball, etc is a complete waste of time. Nothing ever changes there. However, watching aircraft, you never know when...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat Jun 02, 2001 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner Movies
Replies: 35
Views: 1640

RE: Airliner Movies

MAC and LAX both mentioned `No Highway in the Sky'. If you've not seen this, try to find it playing an AMC or TCM. I think it's also on video, although hard to find. This is a classic drama with James (not Jimmy) Stewart. I also really enjoy the first `Airplane!' Hilarious. As or the Hollywood versi...

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 01, 2001 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Aging DC-10s And DC-9s
Replies: 17
Views: 2575

RE: NWA Aging DC-10s And DC-9s

NW has ordered the 757-300 to replace older 757-200s. I'd say the A340 will replace the DC-10s. As for the A318, I feel this is to much airplane for routes such as flown by the DC-9-10 (ie routes under 500 miles). This leaves only 2 options in my humble opinion. Having the routes flown by RJs, or th...

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 01, 2001 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was People's Express?
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

RE: What Was People's Express?

True, the airline was PEOPLExpress. The Owner, however WAS registered as People's Express. Does it really matter though, we all know which carrier PanAm747 was refering to, don't we?

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 01, 2001 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delivery Slots For The A380
Replies: 11
Views: 2482

RE: Delivery Slots For The A380

The best guess I have is an airline that hasn't ordered it yet. Air France. Nationalistic pride at work here, Probably no one carrier though. I would expect a joint delivery with 2 or 3 airlines involved.

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 01, 2001 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anonymous Buyer Orders 10 777's
Replies: 43
Views: 3122

RE: Anonymous Buyer Orders 10 777's

Not Delta? Are their pilots crying again about getting paid the same. or more, for flying a 777 over the MD-11 on the same routes? An easier plane to fly, and much more pleasant. I presume the reference to Bill Gates was a joke. One of his many corporations does own a 757. Not a bunch by any stretch...

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by IMissPiedmont
Fri Jun 01, 2001 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time Travel Stumper
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

RE: Time Travel Stumper

Specifically, the aircraft was out on trucks and transported to Van Nuys for rebuild. It was determined that a rebuild was economically unfeasible, so the hulk was scrapped. Since you can't buy me a drink, take your best friend out this weekend.

Regards, Steve

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 31, 2001 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are DC-10s Safe
Replies: 19
Views: 3102

RE: Are DC-10s Safe

DC-10s safe? Well, yes. Their accident rate is one of the best in the industry. Would I fly on one? In a heartbeat. They are one of the best riding aircraft I've ever been on. Count your lucky stars that you will be on one in it's waning days. As a poster to this site, you must have an appreciation ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 31, 2001 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotter Friendly Airports
Replies: 51
Views: 4291

RE: Spotter Friendly Airports

Believe it or not, those of us who live near smaller airports have the same problem with idiots. I was at Tucson airport once taking a picture of an ANA L-1011 at the customs terminal. A woman came out of the Airport offices and asked to see my permit. I informed her that we were on public property ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed May 30, 2001 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Looking Planes Of All Time
Replies: 39
Views: 782

RE: Best Looking Planes Of All Time

1) VC-10
2) 707
3) 727
4) Constellation
5) L-1011

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by IMissPiedmont
Wed May 30, 2001 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Livery Looks Best On The 747?
Replies: 41
Views: 5555

RE: What Livery Looks Best On The 747?

Let's see here, The bowling shoe from MSP? NO! The Meatball? NO! The behemoth from Britain? NO! The Flying Pumpkin? NO! Thai, Garuda, SAA, QANTAS New United, Last TWA, JAL,ANA, most of the rest No, sorry Runners up would be AA (747 is the only plane that looked good in their ancient paint scheme. Or...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue May 29, 2001 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pop Quiz-who Made It, What Was It?
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Hi TomH

One little clue has 'em going I guess. Are they getting close? Embarrassment-)

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue May 29, 2001 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Airlines Have Existed Since 1903?
Replies: 9
Views: 3161

PF757

I knew what you meant, just had to get that in. I have a database with names of over 11000 airlines that have existed worldwide. Best guess on current numbers at any one time would be the listings in JP. 2000 edition has over 6500. No BAC 1-11s for Piedmont though. 727s, 737s, YS-11s, FH-227s in the...

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by IMissPiedmont
Tue May 29, 2001 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pop Quiz-who Made It, What Was It?
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

RE: Pop Quiz-who Made It, What Was It?

I'll vote for the builder being McDonnell. No, not McDD, long before the merger.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon May 28, 2001 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suggested Books On The Airline Biz
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

RE: Suggested Books On The Airline Biz

Here's a few: Legend & Legacy; Robert Serling (Boeing) Twenty-First-Century Jet; Karl Sabbagh (777) The Electra Story; Robert Serling (Electra) Soviet SST; Howard Moon Skygods: Robert Gandt The Anatomy of an Airline; Brad Williams (National) From The Captain to the Colonel; Robert Serling (Eastern) ...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon May 28, 2001 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717 Needs Help...
Replies: 26
Views: 1907

RE: 717 Needs Help...

I still think American will place a large order. They will cancel the TWA order for Aibus. A replacement is needed for the Fokker 100, which is starting to get a bit old. The 717 is a much better short range aircraft than the A318, so I wouldn't be surprised to see Northwest go with it. I also would...

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon May 28, 2001 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What "extinct" Airlines Have You Flown?
Replies: 69
Views: 9612

RE: What "extinct" Airlines Have You Flown?

Hi Captaink. want to bet. Started 1987 or so with YS-11s. I remember the first being prepped in Tucson, beautiful aircraft.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon May 28, 2001 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What "extinct" Airlines Have You Flown?
Replies: 69
Views: 9612

RE: What "extinct" Airlines Have You Flown?

Piedmont
Hughes AirWest
Frontier
Eastern
Western
Air Florida
Braniff (1)
Cochise
Mohawk
I think that's all.

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon May 28, 2001 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Topic Of The Hour
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

RE: The Topic Of The Hour

Well, a loser needs to respect somebody I guess. Where did this idiot come from? Is this common?

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by IMissPiedmont
Mon May 28, 2001 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane Storage Places
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

RE: Airplane Storage Places

To B747-437B. I think you must mean ex TWA 880s as Delta never operated 990s. There were 2 ex APSA 990s at MHV, one left. All 880s gone now. Kingman is good, also Victorville CA, Las Vegas NV, Tucson AZ, Sherman TX. However forget about Marana AZ (Evergreen) cant get in anymore (Long live the spirit...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun May 27, 2001 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Much $$$ For Gas Where You Live?
Replies: 72
Views: 3143

RE: How Much $$$ For Gas Where You Live?

Whay does everbody complain so loudly. Fifteen years ago I was paying about $0.95 per gallon. Assuming a modest inflation rate of 4%, today it should be $1.78 per gallon. I only pay $1.52 though. I wish it was free but that wont happen. People need to learn to quit driving two blocks to the store an...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun May 27, 2001 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Airlines Have Existed Since 1903?
Replies: 9
Views: 3161

RE: How Many Airlines Have Existed Since 1903?

Of course the correct answer is none, no airline has been around since 1903. If you mean how many airlines have come into existence since then, I'll guarantee that no one will ever be able to say.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun May 27, 2001 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hown Many 777 Does AA Have?
Replies: 10
Views: 3496

RE: Hown Many 777 Does AA Have?

I think American has orders for 50 and has taken delivery on 36.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun May 27, 2001 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody Here Likes The L1011
Replies: 63
Views: 2852

RE: Anybody Here Likes The L1011

The L-1011, like all Lockeed aircraft, is by far the best looking of class. In addition, I have never had a bad flight on a Tristar. I'll miss them when gone.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun May 27, 2001 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Year That...?
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

RE: Last Year That...?

I think United is always ordering a few Boeing aircraft. If I'm not mistaken, they just ordered a couple more Triple 7s this year. Not real sure though.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun May 27, 2001 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maintenance Operations At SAT
Replies: 3
Views: 1188

RE: Maintenance Operations At SAT

Dee Howard is based at SAT. They perform maintenance and modification on all transport category aircraft. Dee Howard is the company that converted the UPS 727-100s from P&W to RR engines.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun May 27, 2001 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377
Replies: 10
Views: 5460

RE: Boeing 377

Yes, the 307 was the first pressurized airliner. All pressurization systems removed by USAAF for increased payload. Same wing as the B-17G, yes. Hope for good luck on any flights by this aircraft. Seems to me that when only one is left, it should be transported by ground. Just my opinion.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun May 27, 2001 1:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 Centre Gear
Replies: 28
Views: 3309

RE: DC-10 Centre Gear

JAL did remove the center gear on it's DC-10s used on domestic service. It is also possible on all -40s to deselect the center gear. I suppose this would also apply to the -30. Don't jnow about the MD-11 though.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sun May 27, 2001 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 377
Replies: 10
Views: 5460

RE: Boeing 377

This is a Boeing 307. Last remaining of 10 built. 5 for Pan Am, 4 for TWA and 1 to Howard Hughes. The one built for HH still exists (sort of) as a houseboat in Florida. The aircraft in question is msn 2003 ff 2.40. Delivered to Pan Am as NC19903 3.40 and named "Clipper Flying Cloud". It served in th...

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat May 26, 2001 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Attractive, 727 Or 757?
Replies: 28
Views: 1858

RE: More Attractive, 727 Or 757?

I'll take the 727 over the 757. However, the 707 is better than either.

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by IMissPiedmont
Sat May 26, 2001 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Southwest's New Livery Won You Over Yet?
Replies: 41
Views: 3354

RE: Has Southwest's New Livery Won You Over Yet?

May be late, but who cares. The new Southwest livery is an improvement. Still not great, but better than the 'baby puke' colors of before. I think, though, that at least they should have left that little bit of orange out. It really doesn't fit.

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 24, 2001 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foreign Airlines Operating Inter-USA Routes
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

RE: Foreign Airlines Operating Inter-USA Routes

In reality, a foreign carrier can carry passengers from JFK-BOS, or any other inter-US city pair. It's called "Conditional Stopover Traffic". What this means that is if a citizen of another country is visiting the US, thay can buy a ticket on El Al, Singapore,QANTAS, etc for domestic travel. North A...

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 24, 2001 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerocalifornia
Replies: 5
Views: 1983

RE: Aerocalifornia

A very good, very safe airline. Better than most. You will be treated well. Yes the aircraft are "old", but do you realize that if you get on one of the "Big Two" US airlines, you very well could be flying on an even older aircraft? AeroCalifornia is an awesome airline.

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 24, 2001 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Flying Ahead Of Nasa 747 SCA
Replies: 1
Views: 2347

RE: Aircraft Flying Ahead Of Nasa 747 SCA

Very true. The aircraft is weather spotter. The 747 with a shuttle attached needs perfect weather for it's flight. The lead aircraft flys about 20-30 minutes ahead to chart a route or advise an alternate airport. I've seen this several times, always seems to be a C-135.

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 24, 2001 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Question....Is This True?
Replies: 9
Views: 2188

RE: 747 Question....Is This True?

I'm not under the alfluence of inchohol, although some thinkle peep I am.

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 24, 2001 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYC-BOSTON Which Airline?
Replies: 18
Views: 1812

RE: NYC-BOSTON Which Airline?

How about a train? It's faster and a hell of lot more comfortable. Save flying for longer routes.

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 24, 2001 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No IFE On AW ORD-PHX?
Replies: 9
Views: 1670

RE: Why No IFE On AW ORD-PHX?

A whole 3:15? How 'bout looking out the window, reading a book, or thinking about something worthwhile. Do you need to see a movie all the time?

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 24, 2001 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Operates This Plane?
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

RE: Who Operates This Plane?

Can't be Sun Country, they never have operated -200s

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 24, 2001 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Questions....
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

RE: 5 Questions....

Question 4) If a door is 7 ft by 4 ft and cabin pressurization is only 2 PSI, it would be the equivalant to lifting 8064 pounds. No it cannot be done. An small example ? Take a good magnet, say two pounds, and stick it to a piece of steel. Then try to pull it off. Almost impossible.

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by IMissPiedmont
Thu May 24, 2001 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 300
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

RE: Airbus 300

The quickest way is the nose of the aircraft. The 767 nose is much blunter than that on the A300

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