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by Spacepope
Fri Jan 05, 2001 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Buy 15 757-300
Replies: 11
Views: 2740

RE: Continental To Buy 15 757-300

753 are as follows...
Condor 13
JMC 2
Icelandair 2
ATA 10
Con. 15
Arkia 2

Total 44

764
Delta 21
Con. 26
Kenya 3

Total 50


source http://surf.to/orders


Hope this helps

T.J.

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by Spacepope
Thu Jan 04, 2001 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Paint Colours
Replies: 11
Views: 3327

RE: Concorde Paint Colours

I have to disagree. The SR-71 is painted with a special paint containing iron oxide balls, designed for radar reflectivity. Titanium is a naturally silver colored metal with just a slight hint of yellow. If you want to see an unpainted SR-71, you'd have to go back to the earlier YF-12 interceptor pr...

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by Spacepope
Thu Jan 04, 2001 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Help Identifying Military Aircrafts
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

RE: Need Help Identifying Military Aircrafts

It is called the Aero Delfin, model L-29, first flight 1959.

T.J.

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by Spacepope
Wed Jan 03, 2001 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reverse Gear?
Replies: 23
Views: 2220

RE: Dc-9's/ MD-80's

Acyually, way back in the day, eastern used to powerback with everything up to and including their 757's. Nowadays it is primarily restricted to DC-9 series aircraft. Just about any aircraft can do it. I've even heard of B-17's back in world war two being "walked" backwards using forward thrust and ...

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by Spacepope
Wed Jan 03, 2001 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Yet Another Powerback Question This Time TWA
Replies: 1
Views: 2235

RE: Yet Another Powerback Question This Time TWA

I have been on a TWA MD-80 series aircraft doing a powerback out of MCI. I think they do it other places as well, just not very often. I am positive that this is the case only with the DC-9/Md-80/717 aircraft they own. I never recall a powerback in one of their 727's.


T.J.

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by Spacepope
Sat Dec 30, 2000 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747x: Mitsubushi And DCX
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

RE: 747x: Mitsubushi And DCX

DCX's involvement with Mitsubishi motors was puny to begin with, and has only been shrinking in the past few years. Combine that with the fact that Mitsubishi motors is itself a very small portion of the Mitsubishi conglomerate, and you realize just how small of a problem this is.


T.J.

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by Spacepope
Sat Dec 30, 2000 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Chicago Expand ORD Or Build A New Airport?
Replies: 89
Views: 3757

RE: Should Chicago Expand ORD Or Build A New Airport?

Milwaukee is by no means a long haul from Chicago. My personal record is going from around 13th street (north of Mitchell field) to south side of Chicago in under an hour and 20 minutes. The freeways are a mess in Chicago though, and the tollways are never any fun either. There already is rail servi...

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by Spacepope
Fri Dec 29, 2000 6:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Undercarriage
Replies: 35
Views: 12128

RE: A380 Undercarriage

Don't mean to be picky, but the An-124 and 225 both have 4 wheel nosegear units as well. These are differnt than the C-5 units in that they are not 4 wheels on one gear leg, but two gear units each with 2 wheels on them.

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by Spacepope
Tue Dec 26, 2000 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time Zone Difference Between Gary And Chicago
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

RE: Time Zone Difference Between Gary And Chicago

Hey to complicate things even worse, most of indiana does not change their clocks for daylight savings time, resulting in it being in eastern time for part of the year, and central time for the other part. I am sure though that someone will be able to compensate for this trivial problem.

T.J.

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by Spacepope
Mon Dec 25, 2000 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW & The 777 Is A Match In Heaven.
Replies: 10
Views: 2765

RE: NW & The 777 Is A Match In Heaven.

From all the Northwest pilots I've talked to about this, I get the feeling that the 753 is a very unwelcome aircraft. They have all, unwaveringly, stated that the 767 is the preferred DC-10 replacement. None have said much about the A332, but the 753 was described as "just a DC-8 with just two engin...

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by Spacepope
Sat Dec 23, 2000 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vanguard To Get Six MD-80 Series Aircraft
Replies: 24
Views: 3852

RE: Vanguard To Get Six MD-80 Series Aircraft

Could these then possibly be ex-Reno aircraft? Vanguard's 732's are all pretty old. A check on Harms' website even indicate some were scrapped after service with vanguard. It'll be wonderful to see these at MCI.


T.J.

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by Spacepope
Wed Dec 06, 2000 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-82 Tail Sections?
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

RE: MD-82 Tail Sections?

Also known as the "screwdriver tail", this mod was introduced with the production of the MD-87 and applied to all models after that date. This design improved fuel burn by 1-2%, but not enough to warrant retrofitting it to older MD-80's with the DC-9 style tailcone.

T.J.

my 100th post

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by Spacepope
Sat Dec 02, 2000 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: 753 About To Soar
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

RE: Opinion: 753 About To Soar

I actually just had a discussion with a Northwest pilot when i was flying back to my folks house for thanksgiving. He flatly stated that they didn't want 753's, and described it as a DC-8 with 2 engines. He said he'd rather fly a 767, but in a way sounding like that was not a possibility either. T.J.

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by Spacepope
Wed Nov 29, 2000 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic North Vs. True North
Replies: 5
Views: 15110

RE: Magnetic North Vs. True North

Just be lucky that we've yet to encounter a full scale magnetic reversal! Sometimes the poles do switch over. It would do very bad things to computers, let alone living things, since when the field is turning over, the earth's magnetic field goes down, exposing everything to cosmic radiation. Curren...

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by Spacepope
Wed Nov 29, 2000 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Jets Going Mach 1+ (except Conc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

RE: Passenger Jets Going Mach 1+ (except Conc.)

Two more for you, someone else will have to fill in the specifics. Both were during fatal accidents. The first one that comes to mind is Egypt Air 990, which went supersonic in it's final moments. The other one was a hijacked Fokker 27, many years ago on the west coast. I don't know the specifics on...

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by Spacepope
Tue Nov 28, 2000 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To TWA's B 747s?
Replies: 22
Views: 4771

RE: What Happened To TWA's B 747s?

Exnonrev hit the nail right on the head. The airframes could have been salvaged, but they all required replacement of major structural components, including main wing spars. The cost was prohibitive to say the least. Interestingly enough, Virgin has also operated 747's well beyond the 100,000 hour m...

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by Spacepope
Sat Nov 25, 2000 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA MD-82's Difference
Replies: 4
Views: 2214

RE: AA MD-82's Difference

The first one is the newer "screwdriver" tailcone. The shadow from the horizontal stabilizer is blocking a complete view. The screwdriver cone was installed on new aircraft produced after a certain date, and was retrofitted to older models. It has a 1 or 2 percent better fuel burn result than the ol...

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by Spacepope
Thu Nov 23, 2000 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Willow Run?
Replies: 7
Views: 1247

RE: Willow Run?

The yankee air force is also based out of there, with their nice collection. Ironically, they can't seem to acquire a B-24, which was built at that same airfield. Back when i grew up around there, Zantop was the big name. Always got buzzed by the electras and dc-8's. I was at DTW last night, and the...

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by Spacepope
Mon Nov 20, 2000 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: We Are Bankrupt!
Replies: 10
Views: 1694

RE: We Are Bankrupt!

Now nobody can say that Germans don't have a sense of humor.

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by Spacepope
Sun Nov 05, 2000 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Military Freighters -
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

RE: Military Freighters -

McDD actually did produce at least 2 MD-17's for demonstration aircraft a few years back. But since there were no takers on the offer, these were modified to military standard and delivered to the USAF. This in many ways is like the situation for Lockheed when they produced at least one C 141 for a ...

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by Spacepope
Tue Oct 31, 2000 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80 Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2189

RE: MD-80 Question

This mod is not restricted to the MD87 series and above. More correctly, it was installed on all MD80's produced after a certain date, which is why we see it on this MD83. it can also be retrofitted to earlier MD80s, although i'm not sure it would fit on a DC-9.

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by Spacepope
Mon Oct 23, 2000 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City International's Terminal Design
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

RE: Kansas City International's Terminal Design

Hi. I was just out at the airport today. You check in at a counter near the airline's gate. nobody has more than 4 or 5 gates. very easy to use. security is tighter than what was described previously, with a metal detector and x-ray machine every 2 or so gates, and a waiting area behind that. you'd ...

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by Spacepope
Fri Jul 28, 2000 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupelov & Boeing Begining Work On TU-244
Replies: 7
Views: 5585

RE: Tupelov & Boeing Begining Work On TU-244

really, several simple steps must be followed to achieve a marked increase in performance and economics of any post concorde sst. 1) no delta wing. the problem with the delta wing is that it has to lose lift to gain upward angle of attack. addition of canards 9see saab viggen) or standard tailplane ...

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by Spacepope
Mon Jul 24, 2000 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Brand New Colors
Replies: 8
Views: 2778

RE: Delta Airlines Brand New Colors

Anything is better than their old new colours. they would have looked contemporary when northwest unveiled their new colour scheme, but i thought they looked like a sad attemt to look "fresh". It didn't work. luckily they realized this mistake soon enough and corrected it.

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by Spacepope
Wed Jul 19, 2000 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Vanguard Doing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

RE: How Is Vanguard Doing?

i know for a fact that i win't be flying them soon. they raised their price from MCI to chicago from 29 bucks to 70. they used to be an unbelievable deal, now they seen just average. I'm all about helping out hometown arlines, but now i may as well fly southwest.

T.J.

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by Spacepope
Mon Jul 17, 2000 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AN 225
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

RE: AN 225

Yeah, it was around 1990 or so. we taxied by it in philly, and the pilot made special mention about it, saying it was picking up medical supplies. all i remember is that the dc-10 next to it was absolutely tiny in comparison.

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by Spacepope
Thu Jul 13, 2000 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AN 225
Replies: 7
Views: 1497

RE: AN 225

actually, none are in flying condition, but that is soon to change. earlier this week antonov made an announcement to restore the 225 to flying condition, as well as install better powerplants. i've seen this monster once in philly, and to protect ot from the weather, they parked the nose in a hange...

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by Spacepope
Wed Jul 12, 2000 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-9-10
Replies: 10
Views: 1882

RE: NWA DC-9-10

Survey says... 10 14 and 15's still in service. 7 have been sold for scrap and one was written off in the detroit accident in dec. 1990. coincidentally, i kow a guy that survived that accident.


T.J.

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by Spacepope
Wed Jul 12, 2000 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Antonov Freaks Out There?
Replies: 22
Views: 2051

RE: Any Antonov Freaks Out There?

As true Antonov fans, what do you think of the rebirth of the An-225? I have read that they are getting the beast back to airworthy condition, as well as installing newer upgraded engines. maybe a low level production run is in the future? this would pose a serious threat to the A3XX in the cargo ma...

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by Spacepope
Thu Jul 06, 2000 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mryia To Return To Service!
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

Mryia To Return To Service!

for all you fellow cargo fans out there, i found this on cnn.com and thought i'd share it with you.

http://www.cnn.com/2000/TECH/space/07/05/ukraine.plane.ap/index.html


T.J.

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by Spacepope
Thu Jul 06, 2000 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No MD-11s In NW's Fleet?
Replies: 11
Views: 3941

RE: Why No MD-11s In NW's Fleet?

the MD-10 conversion entails the conversion of the standard DC-10 cockpit to MD-11. what this entails is going to a digital display, elimination of the flight engineer's position (and the engineer) and a few other mods. This all being done, the operating costs are reduced because 1) no flight engine...

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by Spacepope
Tue Jul 04, 2000 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft For McDonnell Douglas
Replies: 10
Views: 2403

RE: Aircraft For McDonnell Douglas

They've had them for years. they were acquired when AA purchased reno.

T.J.

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by Spacepope
Mon Jul 03, 2000 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Parking DC-9's
Replies: 5
Views: 1545

RE: On Parking DC-9's

my guess would be that perhaps they were powerbacked into that position, and the reversers were not retracted before the systems were shut down.


T.J.

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by Spacepope
Sat Jul 01, 2000 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raked Wings
Replies: 4
Views: 2283

RE: Swept Wings

Thus is partially true. on the concorde and other supersonic aircraft, the wings are swept for a completely different reason. when traveling at very high speeds, the shockwave in front of the aircraft develops into a cone that is swept backwards over the airframe. as speed increases, the tighter tha...

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by Spacepope
Fri Jun 23, 2000 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Your Help On Ozark DC-9
Replies: 7
Views: 2633

RE: Need Your Help On Ozark DC-9

The reg # provided was incorrect, but it still flies for northwest.
47097 193 DC9-31 JT8D-7B(HK3) 11/06/67 NORTHWEST AIRLINES N994Z 9981 N979NE

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by Spacepope
Thu Jun 22, 2000 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Require ID Of AR B737-200
Replies: 8
Views: 3500

RE: Require ID Of AR B737-200

For future reference, here's the source i used (paleontologists always cite their sources, i just flaked on my last post) it's bill harms' commercial aircraft census, which is updated monthly. a new update should be coming in a week or so. it is extremely handy. <a href="http://www.bird.ch/bharms/as...

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by Spacepope
Thu Jun 22, 2000 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Require ID Of AR B737-200
Replies: 8
Views: 3500

RE: Require ID Of AR B737-200


23170 1086 B737-236(A) JT8D-15A 02/22/85 AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS (PEGA) LV-ZSW G-BKYL, N937PG

yup, looks like it.

T.J.

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by Spacepope
Wed Jun 21, 2000 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can You Spot What's Wrong With This Plane? Part II
Replies: 29
Views: 4821

RE: Can You Spot What's Wrong With This Plane? Part II

main landing gear are strange. no stretched upper deck, the legs are missing on the tail impala looking thing, it only says "boeing 747" on the side, no sp added, no nosegear doors hehehe.

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by Spacepope
Tue Jun 20, 2000 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aluminium For Boeing Comes From Germany.
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

RE: Aluminium For Boeing Comes From Germany.

Actually, the united states is severely lacking in strategic reserves of aluminum. the ore, aluminum oxide (bauxite) is common due to feldspar weathering into soils in tropical environments. we may process a lot of ore, but nearly all of it is imported from venezuela, the dominican republic, and oth...

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by Spacepope
Tue Jun 20, 2000 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's On Your Personal Stereo During A Flight?
Replies: 14
Views: 2974

RE: What's On Your Personal Stereo During A Flight?

I've discovered that while i have my full ear silly looking (but exquisite sounding) koss headphones on, the cabin noise compliments ambient techno quite well, such as brian eno, the orb, space-time continuum, and even to the extent of underworld, leftfield, orbital, and strange german compositions

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by Spacepope
Wed Jun 14, 2000 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727-200 Wings
Replies: 9
Views: 2646

RE: 727-200 Wings

I've seen that on a NW 722, i always attributited it to a large air bubble under the paint (the part i saw did have paint on it) as it expanded and contracted with altitude variations. i may also have just been on crack.

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by Spacepope
Tue Jun 13, 2000 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Why?
Replies: 15
Views: 1849

RE: Sammyk Boeing 777 Why?

This has to be one of the most retarded lines of logics that i've ever seen presented on this forum. i usually don't even give these topics, but this one is so completely stupid, i must reply to Alex. It's like you're saying that we all should be driving around in gas guzzling caddilac eldorado hoop...

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by Spacepope
Mon Jun 12, 2000 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Engine Weight
Replies: 6
Views: 7391

RE: Boeing 777 Engine Weight

no, you divide by 2.2 to get kilos. so 28,000lbs ends up being somewhere near 12,500 kg. no calculator here, so i'm just eyeballing it.

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by Spacepope
Thu Jun 08, 2000 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Scheduled Airliner At Your Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 3736

RE: Largest Scheduled Airliner At Your Airport

Here at MCI we have absolutely nothing. 763 and a300 freighters come in daily, but for passenger service, the occasional L-1011 from ata is the largst. back in the day, TWA would fly random 741 and L-1011's out of here.

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by Spacepope
Tue Jun 06, 2000 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Screens On Jet Intakes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

They Are Already In Service...

On MiG 29 series aircraft, and have been for some years now. they are deployed during taxi and takeoff regimes of flight, and retracted during normal flight. I've tried to find photos on the web, but these search engines are no help. But trust me, i've seen them in action. they look like plates with...

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by Spacepope
Wed May 31, 2000 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trip Report: MKE-STL-MCI
Replies: 4
Views: 2442

Trip Report: MKE-STL-MCI

Ok bear with me because this is the first time I've tried this. After a wonderful drive to Milwaukee to deliver my car to my little sister, I elected on taking TWA back home to Kansas City. MKE-STL was on N996Z, a DC-9-32 delivered September 2, 1967, and it showed. The APU was out on it, so we had t...

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by Spacepope
Mon May 29, 2000 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International Airport Same As Military Base
Replies: 29
Views: 2270

RE: International Airport Same As Military Base

From experience, i know that you can see them at MSP, MKE and STL. usually cargo or tanker aircraft, although there are a bunch of F-15's at st louis too, for air national gaurd or air force reserve duties.

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by Spacepope
Fri May 26, 2000 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Correct Me If I'm Wrong/AA Paint Scheme
Replies: 6
Views: 2326

RE: Correct Me If I'm Wrong/AA Paint Scheme

Don't forget, a conventional paintjob also adds hundreds of pounds to the aircraft's weight, increasing the fuel cost for that aircraft for each trip. that adds up to many dolars per trip per aircraft. This is important savings, especially today.

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by Spacepope
Mon May 22, 2000 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Trip Reports...
Replies: 13
Views: 2225

Just Got Back...

I'll file the trip report tomorrow after i get some rest. all day in the back of rear engined planes maked your brain kinda scrambled.

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by Spacepope
Tue May 16, 2000 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Inspired The Name "Interflug"
Replies: 9
Views: 2830

RE: What Inspired The Name "Interflug"

concerning lufthansa....

Yes, luft means air, but hansa is a reference to the hanseatic league of mariners back in the old days. It is a stretch, but you can make it into "airline"

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