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by bohica
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 37
Views: 3665

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

A Blimp. It will definitely turn heads. Also you don't need an airport to operate it. Any field will do.

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by bohica
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 77
Views: 1606

Re: First Flight and Airline?

According to my parents because I was only 6 months old at the time:

Western Airlines DC-6B SFO-LAX. 1963

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by bohica
Sat May 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could regional aircraft be more like buses?
Replies: 18
Views: 1713

Re: Could regional aircraft be more like buses?

Can you imagine your flight being operated by:

NYC MTA?
Washington Metro?
Chicago CTA?
S.F. MUNI?
etc....

:faint:

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by bohica
Tue May 01, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight
Replies: 72
Views: 9553

Re: AR EZE- PUJ 737 MAX 8 longest commercial flight

In the 60,70's & part of the 80'sseat pitch was 33-34" on most carriers in coach. So no they did not suffer or die due to narrow seats. Also the 17" wide seat was used on the BAC-111, DC-8, DC9, 707, 727, 737, 757, L1011, DC-10, 747. So everyone must have suffered horrors and still do...

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by bohica
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5117

Re: Big cities without any airport

Technically SFO isn't in San Francisco Technically it is. SFO sits on land which belongs to the City and County of San Francisco. No. SFO is on unincorporated land in San Mateo county. The land is owned by the City and County of San Francisco but that does not mean it is part of the city. Then plea...

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by bohica
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5117

Re: Big cities without any airport

DoctorVenkman wrote:
Technically SFO isn't in San Francisco


Technically it is. SFO sits on land which belongs to the City and County of San Francisco.

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by bohica
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast
Replies: 42
Views: 3657

Re: Secondary Airports USA / East Coast

A380MSN004 wrote:
Atlantic City => Pass, it's super too far


It's not too far from PHL. Also it's less than 2 hours from EWR.

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by bohica
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8082

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

Instead of the Caravelle, they should bring back the Trident. It will be stretched, have a modern cockpit, and carry three CFM LEAP engines in the back. It will have enough range to do TPAC and no worries about ETOPS. It will be called the "Trident-8" because the aviation community seems t...

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by bohica
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 707-320B vs. Airbus 321LR: an unfair comparison.
Replies: 34
Views: 3313

Re: Boeing 707-320B vs. Airbus 321LR: an unfair comparison.

Tarantine wrote:
"In 1969 we went to the moon... now we can’t yes things have slowed down.."

We (the USA) can't even (right now) put a man in orbit either.

But we put a car into space. :smile:

longhauler wrote:
I'll take a 707 (or DC-8) over an A320 series any day!

:bigthumbsup:

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by bohica
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36291

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

It would look better if the logo was in yellow. I am fine with the blue tail but the white logo is hideous. Here are 2 quick edits https://i.imgur.com/wDa7JBe.png https://i.imgur.com/Sw7T9om.png (Unfortunately, I can't edit/ fix my previous post, so I apologize if people consider my post spam.) I l...

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by bohica
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 36291

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

It would look better if the logo was in yellow. I am fine with the blue tail but the white logo is hideous.

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by bohica
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Just Upset Its Customers In a Way No Airline May Have Done Before
Replies: 24
Views: 7107

Re: American Airlines Just Upset Its Customers In a Way No Airline May Have Done Before

I find the incredibly spacious 3-3 seating in the mock-up to be an extremely rude, in your face, eff you by Doug Parker to the millions of AA passengers watching the video from the cramped, narrow, 30” pitch seats in the Main Cabin. They looked more like seats in the gate area than airplane seats. ...

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by bohica
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 6415

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

I always thought the L2 door on the A321 was smaller than the L1 door and that the L2 door was an emergency exit only. Having jetways for both the front and rear doors would be great, but of course it should be a jetway where there is very little chance of damaging the aircraft in case of malfunctio...

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by bohica
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What 5th Freedoms have you taken?
Replies: 38
Views: 1478

Re: What 5th Freedoms have you taken?

ORY-FCO TWA 707
FCO-ATH TWA 747
ATH-TLV-BOM-BKK TWA 707
BKK-HKG TWA 707

Mix of F and Y. Cant remember specifically which flights were which.

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by bohica
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Takeoff Preference
Replies: 27
Views: 1893

Re: Takeoff Preference

n92r03 wrote:
757 out of SNA back in the day! Closest thing to the Space Shuttle.


For me it was on a nearly empty UA 757 out of ORD on a very cold night. I was pinned to my seat. :)

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by bohica
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odds of SY Returning to STS Fall/Winter 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: Odds of SY Returning to STS Fall/Winter 2018

Does anyone know how well or unwell SY did on their current service? It doesn't really matter how they did going to STS. They flew to STS to position a plane to do college football charters for colleges in the Pacific region. The planes had to be repositioned to/from MSP anyway so it only made sens...

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by bohica
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Shuttle Question
Replies: 47
Views: 7718

Re: Delta Shuttle Question

No reservations required; just walk up to counter In the early days of the EA shuttle not only were reservations not required, they were not accepted. Also you didn't even need to go to the ticket counter. Just get on the plane. The flight attendants were also "conductors" collecting the ...

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by bohica
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 8688

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

In the 50's, didn't TWA have to stop liquor service when flying over Kansas because Kansas was a "dry" state at the time? I vaguely remember hearing something about that at one time. There was also the case of USAirways fighting the state of New Mexico over taxes from alcohol sales while ...

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by bohica
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United new safety video!
Replies: 35
Views: 4874

Re: United new safety video!

Delta757MD88 wrote:
What do you think?


Please wake me up when the video is over. :zzz:

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by bohica
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent Spirit Engine Failure
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Re: Apparent Spirit Engine Failure

If this has already been posted please feel free to delete... Appears to be an engine failure leaving debris outside of airport boundaries. Curious to find out if this is a CEO or a NEO... http://www.wxyz.com/news/parts-of-spirit-plane-found-in-metro-detroit-yards-after-dtw-takeoff Can the reporter...

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by bohica
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?
Replies: 87
Views: 10943

Re: Who will get to HNL first: EK or QR?

RE europe to Hawaii, I don't understand why US airlines never tried a virtual direct (one-stop) flight on single aircraft, even once weekly and seasonal, to test the waters. Western Airlines used to fly HNL-ANC-LGW with a DC-10-30 in 1981. The route was flown twice a week. They didn't make any mone...

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by bohica
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 9564

Re: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)

I hope someone fills the void for Germany- Fort Myers service if all long haul is gone soon which I suspect it will be. I would think this would be an obvious choice for LH/Eurowings to pick up. After all, Eurowings seems to have had trouble finding routes that stick. This would be a solid optoin. ...

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by bohica
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)
Replies: 34
Views: 9564

Re: Air Berlin Axes Numerous Long Haul Routes (DUS & TXL)

TXL will have Miami and New York-JFK only, for a total of 2 routes. I just saw on my facebook page that AB is no longer accepting reservations for MIA-TXL after November 2. I tried to make dummy bookings MIA-TXL in late November and everything is thru DUS. No more nonstop flights MIA-TXL. JFK still...

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by bohica
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released
Replies: 42
Views: 7261

Re: Delta 1997 Concept Liveries Released

I like #3. :bigthumbsup:
Meh on #5 and #8.
The rest suck. :shakehead: Thank God those liveries weren't used.

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by bohica
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Star Alliance livery, yuck!
Replies: 14
Views: 1101

Re: Star Alliance livery, yuck!

The first livery looked like the airplane was built using spare parts found at a junkyard.

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by bohica
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Very Strange Airliner Concepts
Replies: 18
Views: 2357

Re: Very Strange Airliner Concepts

A DC-10 wannabe:

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by bohica
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft/airline errors in books and films
Replies: 20
Views: 1211

Re: Aircraft/airline errors in books and films

All scenes of an airplane interior in a movie or on TV have something in common: The aisle is wide.

I can't remember if it was a movie or a TV program but I remember they took off in a 747 and landed in an L-1011.

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by bohica
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic files Ch.11
Replies: 12
Views: 2981

Re: Dynamic files Ch.11

AirbusMDCFAN wrote:
The Dynamic B762 that had the engine fire at FLL 2 years ago is now being scrapped. the left wing and the engine and nose cone have been removed.


I drove past FLL earlier today and there is nothing but a pile of scrap metal where the plane used to sit.

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by bohica
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 4371

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Hubs:
MSP
DTW
CVG
NRT
MAD
CGN
PIT - Visited by car
PHX - Visited by car
DFW
OSL
RDU


The following cities are not "hubs" but due to the joy of non-revving, I have made connections to get from point A to point B:
BNA
SGF
CRW
AVP
SYR
RIC - Visited by car.

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by bohica
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swearingen Metro Projects
Replies: 21
Views: 2620

Re: Swearingen Metro Projects

The Metro is the only airplane where the best seat is the only MIDDLE seat on the plane. At least you had legroom.

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by bohica
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...
Replies: 34
Views: 7209

Re: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...

Thanks Mr. Chugach. Not a big deal, but in my narrow viewpoint, seeing a Q-400 on that long of a leg is fascinating and curious. Very interesting, and again I sure hope the crew had some snacks... Well there are Saab 340s and regular dash 8s that make the trip all the time. Do you think the turbopr...

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by bohica
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?
Replies: 44
Views: 5918

Re: Did airlines love their 3 engine wide body aircraft?

Which airlines had BOTH the DC-10 and the L-1011 in their fleets? I know Pan Am did after the National merger, but were there others? Delta had both two different times, United got L-1011's when they bought Pan Am's Pacific division, and I believe Hawaiian had both at one time. Also Eastern had a s...

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by bohica
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Christmas Creep" now extending to other holidays?
Replies: 17
Views: 934

Re: "Christmas Creep" now extending to other holidays?

I was in a mom-and-pop discount store last month (yes, June) and they had some Christmas decorations for sale. Also at our local Walmart, they started selling back-to-school stuff on July 5. I'm sure the Halloween stuff will be on the shelves shortly.

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by bohica
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 91
Views: 22702

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

VirginFlyer wrote:
And here's the image:

Thanks.

Edit: Also thanks for fixing the link. :)

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by bohica
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 91
Views: 22702

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

This showed up on my facebook page a few hours ago. I thought it was very interesting: Remembering the Pan Am Worldport 3 hrs · This is our latest rendering of a United/Pan Am livery. This one is important because we had a big development today. We talked on the phone with the United executives in c...

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by bohica
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: miami to fort lauderdale
Replies: 13
Views: 1065

Re: miami to fort lauderdale

Take the Tri-Rail. That's fine most of the time. However if you arrive in MIA in the evening on a Saturday or Sunday you might have to wait up to three hours for a train. That happened to me recently when I arrived in MIA at 1800 on a Sunday. The Tri-Rail wasn't scheduled to leave MIA until after 2...

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by bohica
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Unveils First CS300 Special Livery
Replies: 55
Views: 10469

Re: SWISS UNVEILS 1ST CS300 SPECIAL LIVERY

Sooner787 wrote:
Looks like some graffitti artists broke into the hangar
and attacked that defenseless jet LOL


Graffiti artists would have done a better job than that.

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by bohica
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 13700

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) Need I say anything more?

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by bohica
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Super cheap flight to Europe, only on Priceline. Could this be a price mistake and can you lose your ticket?
Replies: 12
Views: 1984

Re: Super cheap flight to Europe, only on Priceline. Could this be a price mistake and can you lose your ticket?

Could this be a flash sale ONLY on Priceline? I've changed so departure airports to another local one and the prices are still low, but again only on priceline. Keep in mind that Eurowings has several low-cost flights from the USA to Cologne-Bonn and Norwegian will soon announce Dusseldorf as a lon...

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by bohica
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?
Replies: 47
Views: 5914

Re: Aircraft design & specs that were heavily influenced by an airline?

The Lockheed Constellation met the requirements of TWA for a transcontinental airliner with a 3500 mile range. TWA also demanded that the tail of the Connie could not be over a certain height so it could fit in TWA's hangars at the time. This resulted in the triple tail design. Rumor has it when Boe...

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by bohica
Fri May 26, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest concentration of commercial airports
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Greatest concentration of commercial airports

jeffh747 wrote:
Going back to the US and Florida, as you included MIA/FLL/PBI, you could say Orlando has a decent concentration of airports. You've got MCO/SFB/TPA/PIE all within about 90 minutes or so of each other. You could add JAX/DAB if you wanna be generous.


Add MLB to the Orlando area.

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by bohica
Thu May 25, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?
Replies: 53
Views: 6034

Re: JetBlue on Wednesday, May 24th, Very High Delayed flights %, Why?

njdevilsin03 wrote:
FLL had about a 2 hour ground stop yesterday from weather I believe which caused delays to many other flights.


Not only that, flights through Jacksonville center between the Northeast and Florida were delayed due to miles-in-trail separation because of thunderstorms.

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by bohica
Wed May 24, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 13588

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Not to pick on TWA, but didn't flight 800 start the fuel tank inerting systems that are now found in aircraft fuel tanks? Speaking of TWA 800 I believe the first TWA 800 accident in Rome in 1964 led to the changes in the way emergency slides are operated, from being manually operated to the automat...

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by bohica
Tue May 23, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 41
Views: 4569

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

There will be numerous threads on a.net speculating when DL will retire the 717.

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by bohica
Thu May 18, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 7080

Re: New airline in America?????

A quick search of the address shows it's one of those mailbox rental stores that also handles FedEx shipments. Also if you read the Yelp reviews they sell bail bonds there. I have a feeling this "airline" won't get off the ground.

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by bohica
Wed May 17, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schoenefeld vs Tegel Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1871

Re: Schoenefeld vs Tegel Question

It's going to cost more than $50 for a cab TXL-SXF. Might as well go on Air Baltic out of TXL.

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by bohica
Wed May 17, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)
Replies: 66
Views: 4684

Re: What type of people are frequent flyers? (Am I in the wrong career?)

My brother used to work on an oil drilling ship in the SIN area. He was on a 21 days on, 21 days off schedule. He lived near SFO. The company flew him back and forth between SFO and SIN. He was always booked in Y but he had so many frequent flyer miles he usually flew in J or F.

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by bohica
Mon May 15, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whirlybird Special--McDonald's Run With A Helicopter In Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: Whirlybird Special--McDonald's Run With A Helicopter In Australia

seat55a wrote:
Where is the rego? I thought they had to be easily readable.

Looks like it was photoshopped out. Look at the color of the paint under the rotor hub. It's slightly different than the rest of the helicopter.

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by bohica
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus
Replies: 38
Views: 4370

Re: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus

Best Boeing: 727-200
Worst Boeing: 737-600

Best Airbus: A380
Worst Airbus: A320NEO with the PW engines.

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