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by aeromoe
Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flightdeck Visits?
Replies: 15
Views: 5159

Re: Flightdeck Visits?

Airplanes I've had the very fortunate opportunity to visit during flight...all pre-9/11 of course: USAF C-141; British Midland Viscount; British Airways Concorde (G-BOAE on a Concorde Fan Club flight); Lufthansa A340-200 across the Atlantic; RAF VC-10 across the Atlantic; USAF C-5 across the USA; Re...

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by aeromoe
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX advice
Replies: 10
Views: 966

Re: LAX advice

"Yeah, I'm still debating the whole leave and re-enter security issue. It's not like I have many options into STS if I miss my connection." Given the relatively short 3-hours, I'd SKIP In-And-Out and go directly to TBIT. The windows looking west from the central area (west food court and s...

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by aeromoe
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare planes you can fly: 2017
Replies: 99
Views: 13645

Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Oh, and Great Lakes does fly Embraer 120s out of Denver.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare planes you can fly: 2017
Replies: 99
Views: 13645

Re: Rare planes you can fly: 2017

Alaska Airlines still operate several 737-400 Combi within Alaska and down to Seattle, as well as 737-400 to a fair number of cities. For the A310 there is also Azores Airlines flying to Toronto from PDL on Santa Maria Island I believe.

Just my cents worth...

Moe

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by aeromoe
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde chasing the eclipse
Replies: 7
Views: 3239

Re: Concorde chasing the eclipse

As I read "readytotaxi" message it says "a few" New Years Eves. "A few" could suggest more than two....maybe that Concorde charter operated in such a way they changed course "a few" times in order to repeat New Years Eve several times...not just two times as s...

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by aeromoe
Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH's 748 and 346 to/from EWR: what's the sub risk?
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Re: LH's 748 and 346 to/from EWR: what's the sub risk?

Congratulations! Great list of types there...quite a mix.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My 13th A380 Operator: Qatar A380 CDG-DOH-BKK
Replies: 6
Views: 10453

Re: RE: My 13th A380 Operator: Qatar A380 CDG-DOH-BKK

Miami wrote:
Great trip report. Really enjoyed reading.

Quoting Carfield (Thread starter): A350 next door
You sure that's not a 777?  


Wow. Great report and having flown all A380s is pretty impressive. Maybe his mistaking a 777 for an A350 was just a test for us.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southwest Airlines and the classic B737-300
Replies: 8
Views: 6179

Re: Southwest Airlines and the classic B737-300

It's too bad you didn't simply ask the Ops Agent that was boarding your flight if you could keep your boarding pass; most Southwest Agents keep the pass as standard procedure, but there is no official policy that it must be collected, in fact, I've recently heard Agents make the announcement at boa...

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by aeromoe
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Business into Brexitland: American's 77W in J
Replies: 7
Views: 6592

Re: Flying Business into Brexitland: American's 77W in J

kann123air wrote:
Excellent TR. Glad to see that you got the 77W over the 333. Gotta try that J product sometime.


I'd take a large Airbus twin over a 777 any day of the week given the choice. IMHO Airbusses have much more personality than 777s.

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by aeromoe
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SSSS boarding pass
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: SSSS boarding pass

Excuse my ignorance...what is an SSSS boarding pass?

Aeromoe

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tracking aircraft you have flown
Replies: 28
Views: 3197

Re: Tracking aircraft you have flown

ryan78 wrote: Also while we're on the topic has anyone flown on a frame that has crashed? I flew on N93119 which later went down as TW800. I flew on a Wings West Beech 99 N6399U which later was involved in a mid-air over San Luis Obispo with a Rockwell Commander. I flew in Korean Air F28-4000 HL7285...

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by aeromoe
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What did landing at Kai Tak feel like?
Replies: 32
Views: 8977

Re: What did landing at Kai Tak feel like?

I did it twice in 1996 on UA 744 from SFO....the famous IGS approach. Personally my flights were pretty smooth right through the landing and it wasn't much different than any normal straight-in approach. On both occasions I had my old VHS recorder going with a small B&W viewfinder to look throug...

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Types You've Logged:2016 Edition
Replies: 29
Views: 4324

Re: Aircraft Types You've Logged:2016 Edition

Types I've flown in Airline Service, beginning since I've started keeping tabs in 1976 Airbus A300 A319 A320 A321-100. -200 A330-200, -300 A340-200 Boeing 707-131B, -323C 717-100 (KC-135R) 727-100, -200 737-100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 700, 800, 900 747-100, 200, 400, SP 757-200 767-200, 767-300 777-200...

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Completing Your "Landed There" Alphabet
Replies: 27
Views: 3614

Re: Completing Your

Interesting topic! I just did a quick survey of my log and like many of you I'm missing the high-value "Scrabble" letters. Airports I've flown in/out of: I listed the first one meeting the criteria: A-ABQ B-BOS C-CVG D-DEN E-EWR F-FLL G-GCN H-HKG I-IAH J-JFK K - need, unless I count KLUF (...

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by aeromoe
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Not the same Finnair: AY69 HEL-HKG A350 business class
Replies: 5
Views: 9345

Re: Not the same Finnair: AY69 HEL-HKG A350 business class

Great trip report - thanks. I don't fly "up front" very much at all but I feel for you about the rushed service. Too many times here in America at a restaurant have overzealous servers attempt to whisk away a plate from in front of me...often without so much as a word. I've had to put them...

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by aeromoe
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321
Replies: 21
Views: 14030

Re: A Virgin Experience: First Virgin America Flight+JetBlue A321

Nice trip report jeff - You inspired me to take my first Virgin America flight this past weekend...just a short hop from LAX to LAS. N631VA Chic Mobile. Filled two blocks: First time on Virgin America and a new city pair LAS-LAX. I hope to fly Virgin again sometime soon on a longer route. Keep up th...

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Daytrip to SAN: Things to Do
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Daytrip to SAN: Things to Do

Where on UA's website do they post the N number for flights? That's pretty cool.

Another option is to check the flight number on FlightRadar24. The recent history will list the N numbers and you can cross reference them to see if they are ERs.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Airport Routine
Replies: 20
Views: 2523

Re: Your Airport Routine

Been watching planes since the late 1970s. I try to get to the airport as early as possible (many hours) so I can plane watch / photograph. With no "significant other" to appease I do as I please aviation-wise. I find a decent window with a view of the aviation action and try to enjoy it. ...

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by aeromoe
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic Flights - What would you change?
Replies: 20
Views: 1740

Re: Domestic Flights - What would you change?

I would reinstate food service for all classes of service.

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by aeromoe
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 35973

Re: New Site.

Probably going to take time to get used to...like any change. Personally I prefer the old site...but that's what it was...an old site...but with the classic look so many of us liked.
I will get used to this new one I hope.

Aeromoe

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by aeromoe
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does FedEx Not Fly The 747?
Replies: 35
Views: 25907

RE: Why Does FedEx Not Fly The 747?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/COSPN" class="quote" target="_blank">COSPN</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>They also had Pax 747-200s and flew <acronym t...

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by aeromoe
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Banking 90 Degrees
Replies: 51
Views: 18077

RE: DC-8 Banking 90 Degrees

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BoeingGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">BoeingGuy</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i> I was aware of that. In my book a 720...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intrastate US Widebodies
Replies: 85
Views: 13171

RE: Intrastate US Widebodies

In 1978 my first L-1011 ride was TWA <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, flight #91. I flew <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> L-1011 <a...

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by aeromoe
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 720: Long Career For An Overlooked Gem
Replies: 71
Views: 18937

RE: Boeing 720: Long Career For An Overlooked Gem

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cedarjet" class="quote" target="_blank">cedarjet</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Anyone got any observations or memo...

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by aeromoe
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 PAX Conversions To Freighter...how Many?
Replies: 1
Views: 1577

747-400 PAX Conversions To Freighter...how Many?

Just curious how many of these conversions have been done so far. Is there a reliable online source for a snapshot (or detailed info) of the specific airframes that have been converted? I've been an enthusiast for a long time (since late 70s) but I haven't been keeping running tabs on this subject.

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by aeromoe
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa B737-100
Replies: 33
Views: 10014

RE: Lufthansa B737-100

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PanHAM" class="quote" target="_blank">PanHAM</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>The -130 lasted well into the 90s, I had a d...

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by aeromoe
Sat May 24, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am's Last Boeing 707 Flight In 1980.
Replies: 30
Views: 14594

RE: Pan Am's Last Boeing 707 Flight In 1980.

Interestingly, I am digitizing my spotting logs from 1980 at the moment and <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> was a overnight spotting trip I made in late Oct 1980. I have notes that N883PA was operating PA 24 <acronym title="Houston - Ge...

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by aeromoe
Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: AirNikon Memorial Service Was Monday Jan 29th.
Replies: 2
Views: 2979

RE: AirNikon Memorial Service Was Monday Jan 29th.

Royal - Subject came up Sunday night at dinner and if I'm not mistaken an aviation historical society in Orange County, CA will take possession of his aviation stuff. Not sure which specific society was referred to.

Moe

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by aeromoe
Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: AirNikon Memorial Service Was Monday Jan 29th.
Replies: 2
Views: 2979

AirNikon Memorial Service Was Monday Jan 29th.

All - just wanted to tell anyone interested that AirNikon's memorial service was Monday in Riverside, <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym>. I was honored to attend this wonderful service at the National Cemetery located adjacent to March Air Reserve Base. I'd estimate 40 to 50 of Mickey's extende...

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by aeromoe
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Air Nikon Funeral Service...finally.
Replies: 3
Views: 3836

Air Nikon Funeral Service...finally.

All - I know it seems like an inordinate amount of time since Mickey passed away...and it has been. However, all that aside, I'm providing the details of his service so that anybody who might be in southern California on Monday Jan 29th might have the opportunity to attend. Our friend Mickey is bein...

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by aeromoe
Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away
Replies: 148
Views: 16140

RE: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away

All - as tough as it's been on so many people this past week, it has been my distinct pleasure and honor to be able to post some photos of Mickey for you all to see. I'm receiving more via email from his closest friends and I hope to have them posted in the next couple of days. As I said in some of ...

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by aeromoe
Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away
Replies: 148
Views: 16140

RE: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away

"After reading through all of these posts though, I still do not see any mention of how he died? Was it sudden, was he sick for a long time and just didn't tell anyone?" This past Monday, I received the phone call about his passing. Tuesday the initial email I received says he passed away from cardi...

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by aeromoe
Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: AirNikon - Put A Face To The Name.
Replies: 11
Views: 6478

RE: AirNikon - Put A Face To The Name.

Thanks guys for the kind words. I still get out and photo planes on occasion...now that <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> weather is awesome I hope to do a bit more. These pesky trains are just so close though... More 'early' photos have ju...

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by aeromoe
Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: AirNikon - Put A Face To The Name.
Replies: 11
Views: 6478

RE: AirNikon - Put A Face To The Name.

Thanks everybody. Yes, we're talking about two different guys. Mickey Bednar sometimes went by the name Mike, and he lived in Southern California (though he was born in Pennsylvania.) I suppose he picked up railroad photography from tagging along with me on our airplane photo trips early in the 2000...

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by aeromoe
Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: AirNikon - Put A Face To The Name.
Replies: 11
Views: 6478

AirNikon - Put A Face To The Name.

For those who never met AirNikon and would like to put a face to the name, I've just started posting some images on a personal page dedicated to AirNikon. This is legit...I was a personal friend to Mickey and last time we spent some time together was just 6 weeks ago during his trip to Arizona for t...

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by aeromoe
Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away
Replies: 148
Views: 16140

RE: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away

For those who never met AirNikon and would like to put a face to the name, I've just started posting some images on a personal page dedicated to AirNikon. This is legit...I was a personal friend to Mickey and last time we spent some time together was just 6 weeks ago during his trip to Arizona for t...

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