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by SPREE34
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3533

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

The danger to those on the ground makes this idea untenable, and more. You might want to do a little reading on SAMs

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by SPREE34
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2618

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

I'd guess the NASA DC-8-72.

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by SPREE34
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 14969

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

The A220-100 has 838 cu. ft. with 140 pass @ 32" 6.98 cu. ft./pass seat. The A220-300 has 1116 cu. ft. with 140 pass @ 32" 7.97 cu. ft./pass seat. The 737-700 has 966 cu. ft cargo with 140 pass @ 32" 6.9 cu. ft./pass seat. the 737-7 Max has 1146 cu. ft with 152 pass @ 32" 7.53 c...

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by SPREE34
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?
Replies: 232
Views: 31740

Re: Did the 737 MAX go one step too far?

Ziyulu wrote:
What is the cabin width of a 737 vs. 757? Is it wider? Would seats be more comfortable in a 757?


Same cross section.

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by SPREE34
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?
Replies: 143
Views: 14969

Re: Southwest Airlines 150 Seat 737-700 Replacement Question, Status?

Bricktop wrote:
Will they have an issue when the MAX7 arrives, similar to the problem with MAX8. They had to get rid of the 733s before the MAX entered into service. Or are the MAX7 and 8 similar enough that the FAA isn't concerned?


MAX7 and MAX8 are the same airplane for rating purposes.

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by SPREE34
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A21N Suffers Accessory Gearbox Failure (PW)
Replies: 8
Views: 2888

Re: Turkish A21N Suffers Gearbox Failure(PW)

Inaccurate thread title. Words mean things.

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by SPREE34
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 with two GE90’s.
Replies: 84
Views: 20020

Re: A340 with two GE90’s.

It's called an A330. it just doesn't come with GE90s.

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by SPREE34
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 16630

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

Dalmd88 wrote:
..... and I would bet 717 retirements will quickly follow.


I believe I read where the 717s will be around through at least 2025. CS/A2-300 won't come fast enough to replace them.

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by SPREE34
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 12712

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

AA is what it's going to be for a long time to come. The culture has to change, and the opportunity to do that during the merger process was squandered. The needed culture change will take time as the old flushes out and new that can promote the change filter in. DP didn't cause this. He is but one ...

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by SPREE34
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19109

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

I wonder how the First Class seat measurements compare with the MD88/90 and A3XX and B7XX seats? I notice the extra room right away going from an MD to the B or A.

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by SPREE34
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19109

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

It's just business. Nobody at Airbus boffed someone at Bombarier's wife. It may have saved the program.

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by SPREE34
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW become like LA or NY
Replies: 9
Views: 2182

Re: Will DFW become like LA or NY

No. More room to add yet more runways. More room to add terminals.

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by SPREE34
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on in this picture?
Replies: 5
Views: 2620

Re: What's going on in this picture?

Could be an ATC move to meet a slot time.

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by SPREE34
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why's government approval needed if the US/EU have an open skies arrangement?
Replies: 5
Views: 1268

Re: Why's government approval needed if the US/EU have an open skies arrangement?

They have to approve themselves giving up gooberment control over the routes. Sort of like signing for their initials, and initialling for their signature. It's all about control.

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by SPREE34
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date
Replies: 102
Views: 24127

Re: American Airlines Confirms 767 Retirement Date

musman9853 wrote:
thank god. take all of american's 767s and 757s and burn them asap please.


What is your age?

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by SPREE34
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2743

Re: Best TATL premium products?

BA. I can't compare it to others anymore, because I haven't flown anyone else TATL in 12 years. I took Virgin Australia West, it was awesome. Lie flat First on both carriers.

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone near miss in Miami
Replies: 9
Views: 1532

Re: Drone near miss in Miami

It's just a matter of time. The idiots still think these are harmless toys.

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 200 Destinations for KDEN
Replies: 34
Views: 4744

Re: 200 Destinations for KDEN

mwmav8r01 wrote:
If I could only fly a leg in there and not get a runway or arrival change Id be more impressed :-)

On a side note, didnt they lose flights with Great Lakes shutting down? Or were those just transfered to others?


Yup. In 24 yeas the promised ATC abilities/capabilities still haven't materialized.

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by SPREE34
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the MD-87 a failure?
Replies: 39
Views: 7588

Re: Was the MD-87 a failure?

Reno Air flew them.

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by SPREE34
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14173

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

Looks like some bad cut and paste has me as quoted for what others have said. If you are going to quote someone, get it right.

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by SPREE34
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon
Replies: 228
Views: 14173

Re: Delta F/A's & Fleet Workers Could Vote on Union Soon

I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay. You need to read up on some airline history. It's not 1940, and not the coal mines. Where is Eastern now? Where is PATCO? Oh yeah, they took real good care of their workers by throwing an i...

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by SPREE34
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13969

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

...... Delta had originally ordered the MD-95, 717, and did not continue receiving the 717 but had operated them long enough to fully understand the the aircraft's benefits and and deficits. ....... Delta never ordered or operated the 717, until the lease deal with Southwest. Where did you get that...

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about old Airways Magazine article about DL no longer going to order Boeing aircrafts
Replies: 24
Views: 3528

Re: Questions about old Airways Magazine article about DL no longer going to order Boeing aircrafts

Delta (and any other carrier) will buy what fits their needs. Folks, get real, it's about making money, not whose name is on the manufacturer's ID plate. I can still hear that echo,..."American will never buy Airbus again".

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13969

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Operating margin to operating margin is very apples to apples. Net margin to net margin is very apples to apples. Bastian is bragging that his is the best run airline. The data says that WN is. WN's on time performance and flight completion would definitely say it's not the best run airline. Net ma...

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13969

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Well, it's interesting that Bastian didn't mention WN , because WN's net margin is almost 50% better than DL's and better than anyone else in the U.S. I guess he didn't want to look bad. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/29789628168_098511f62d_b.jpg Apples to Oranges. Buy a ticket on WN to LHR? DU...

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13969

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

The same few will always chime in with their own facts..”antiques?” yeah your showing straight up ignorance right now. DLs planes are not antique and look much better on the inside than the other two. Add the better service, employee morale, profitability and record breaking profit sharing and you ...

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4231

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

150-200 PAX per day, split between how many carriers? Even if a non-stop was offered, it would still have to compete on price, and the hub carriers would match or beat it. Maybe DL will try it some day with the A220, but the numbers just aren't there right now.

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by SPREE34
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13969

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

......I think as they continue to grow their fleet and not fly those 'antiques' that DL prides themselves on,.......... Those, so called by you, "antiques", are part of why Delta is so far ahead. UA has taken that page out of Delta's book and is using it. Your next UA flight may be on a 3...

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by SPREE34
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 28555

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

ubeema wrote:
deltairlines wrote:
Today's schedule (which is probably off due to the IROP at JFK) calls for 5x 744 and 1x 318 on the ground between 1720 and 1825.

Did you say BA A318 at JFK?


LCY service.

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by SPREE34
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees
Replies: 129
Views: 19553

Re: JetBlue restructuring operations, to lay off employees

Don't think for a NY minute that UA hasn't looked at B6 and all those slots at JFK and BOS as well as the operation at MCO. Acquiring them would give UA the instant JFK access that they need to get back into trans con market and the corporate accounts located in Manhattan. UA is not going to let th...

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by SPREE34
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12391

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

How many times must this lesson be learned? Let me guess. Bean Counters came up with this, sold it to the top floor, who didn't seek input from front line people, so didn't understand how their airline actually functions. Whatever. Southwest can pick up the jet leases in a few months.

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by SPREE34
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11587

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

Slightly off topic, just flew a DL 717 SAN-SEA last Sunday and loved the ride, especially up front. It seems like there was more wind noise than the 737-800's I've flown. Do you agree? I loved the takeoff roll, just like a rocket. Crew and soft product were outstanding. Nice flight DL! Agree. In 1s...

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by SPREE34
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11587

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

What exactly is the difference between the 717 and the DC-9 and where does it fit in the scheme of things between the DC-9 and 737? Same wing as the DC-9-30. A couple of fuselage sections were added to compensate for the heavier engines, and it got the updated tailcone and taller vertical stabilizer.

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by SPREE34
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?
Replies: 51
Views: 11587

Re: Did DL's order for the A-220 signal the end of the 717?

As someone who knows very little about the 717, I’ve never really understood its raison d’etre other than that it was the first offering from the newly merged (at the time) Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. I get the sense that most of the work of developing it took place at MD prior to the merger........

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by SPREE34
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9200

Re: Drone flies close to A380

It's just a matter of time.

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by SPREE34
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 32657

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

cathay747 wrote:
Now that Airbus has rebranded the CSeries as the A220, I wonder what the builders plate will reflect? Especially on aircraft built prior to the rebrand.


On the built frames, probably CSXXX. On the new, A220XXX. Same as when the DC-9-80 became the MD-80.

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by SPREE34
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 32657

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Of course Airbus was going to rename it - that's what you do when you've bought majority control. A220, A440 -- who cares? One can tell this is a fan site. It's like a bunch of high school boys who've discovered a free porn site. One of the better descriptions I've seen of some of the A.net demogra...

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by SPREE34
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM
Replies: 44
Views: 9242

Re: Couple in hot water over "Stupid" stunt at SXM

Just a matter of time before Maho Beach is closed, and stunts like this will bring it about sooner. Sadly, agree. It'll be some crap for brains that throws a beach ball or other object that goes into an engine. Tourist attraction or not, ICAO will get involved, the roadway will end up gate controll...

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by SPREE34
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist
Replies: 77
Views: 11909

Re: DL 777 retrofit, interesting twist

Good!

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by SPREE34
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7846

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

intotheair wrote:
At their height, who was bigger at SEA: NW or UA?


United. They had the whole North Satellite to themselves.

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by SPREE34
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help identify L1011
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Help identify L1011

It's the longer version.

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by SPREE34
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 6149

Re: FLL to close runway for 6 months in 2019

drdisque wrote:
................ and FLL only had one jet-capable runway until a few years ago, .........


FLL always had 2 jet capable runways. 9L-27R (Now 10L-28R) and 13-31. 13-31 was closed when the 10R-28L extension made it jet capable.

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by SPREE34
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10786

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

I wonder what the chances of the Cseries to gain a common type rating with the A32x, surely that would be a major selling point and fit the Airbus philosophy? No chance. No systems commonality at all. The CS has a far more advanced cockpit than the 320 series. I wouldn't be so sure, it seems Airbus...

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by SPREE34
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9718

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

Need to know what you are reading and how those numbers are derived to make that judgement about it being a “dog”

THAT^^^^^^ Right there.

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by SPREE34
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1
Replies: 64
Views: 10786

Re: Airbus, Bombardier C-Series Partnership Effective July 1

overcast wrote:
I wonder what the chances of the Cseries to gain a common type rating with the A32x, surely that would be a major selling point and fit the Airbus philosophy?


No chance. No systems commonality at all. The CS has a far more advanced cockpit than the 320 series.

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by SPREE34
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?
Replies: 119
Views: 10125

Re: Will Boeing build its new mid-market aircraft in Washington?

Don't count out completely new facilities in other cities. Cities with ex air bases, perhaps fields with heavy maintenance businesses and aerospace workforces to draw from.

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by SPREE34
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Learning PPL in the Mountains \ High elevation
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Learning PPL in the Mountains \ High elevation

No cons at all. Probably worked out to your advantage. You probably have a better understanding, via actual experience, of density altitude and wind issues than others who learned "back East".

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by SPREE34
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 10795

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

[quote="Max Q"]......
And this touchdown wasn’t just slightly long / outside the zone it was literally halfway down the runway....
/quote]

And you were able to accurately determine that (half way down) how?

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by SPREE34
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 10128

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Prost wrote:
And Tucker Carlson and Fox News are NEVER biased.


He/They nail this, regardless your opinion of them. I had 30 years in the business, and know every word of that report to be true.

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by SPREE34
Wed May 23, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which aircraft is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 1607

Re: Which aircraft is this?

tjwgrr wrote:
Looks like a 737-100 / 200 tail to me.


Did you even look at the photos you posted? Compare Hinge positions? Top cap? Leading edge?

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