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by tjwgrr
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there be a 787F?
Replies: 46
Views: 5537

Re: Will there be a 787F?

ORDfan101 wrote:
It will happen in time to replace a300 type aircraft


FedEx is replacing their MD-10 and and eventually their A306F with the 763F.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Replies: 38
Views: 10578

Re: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

TurboJet707 wrote:
....How long would the replacement of a 787 stabilizer take normally?


I would imagine KLM is an Amazon Prime member, so they should be able to get a new stabilizer within a day or two...........and free shipping....... ;)

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by tjwgrr
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary
Replies: 351
Views: 12466

Re: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary

I'll be thrilled if this is their platform in 2020. A real gift. Here's the bullet point addressing air travel from the actual overview of the Green New Deal proposal: "Totally overhaul transportation by massively expanding electric vehicle manufacturing, build charging stations everywhere, bu...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary
Replies: 351
Views: 12466

Re: U.S. Politicians propose Green-New-Deal. Air Travel to Become Unnecessary

I'll be thrilled if this is their platform in 2020. A real gift.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is an elderly CRJ200 worth on the open market?
Replies: 37
Views: 7890

Re: What is an elderly CRJ200 worth on the open market?

...There is also a program to convert the CR2 to freighter, but the appeal for this is largely limited to freight forwarders and the conversion is pricey. This is one job where an old CR2 is better suited than an old ERJ since the CR2 has a larger tube. IFL shows they operate one CRJ1 and three CRJ...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11046

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

It's not odd that the gear was kept down, you're meant to keep flying the airplane and maintain a proper airspeed. First item on any multi engine retractable gear airplane after an engine failure on takeoff is to retract the gear after positive rate is established. SJO is a nasty place for an engin...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DFW-SKB
Replies: 34
Views: 6227

Re: AA announces DFW-SKB

This surprises me as I didn't think that their SKB market (aside from main points like FL and NY) was important enough for AA to be so defensive. I even wonder how many of their TX SKB passengers were going to switch to SY given the strength of AA's DFW hub. Maybe this isnt just about SY but its ab...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New F9 Routes: BTV/BIL/BFM/GRB -DEN - 1/22/2019
Replies: 57
Views: 5508

Re: New F9 Routes: BTV/BIL/BFM/GRB -DEN - 1/22/2019

I wonder if Frontier got an especially-sweet deal from the Mobile Airport Authority to use BFM instead of MOB. They are indeed looking to move passenger ops from MOB to BFM but it’s a slow time-consuming process. And it’s one the airport authority has said may involve a period where some serve BFM ...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges
Replies: 41
Views: 5327

Re: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges

Nicknuzzii wrote:
UA is running a combo of 777-200s and 737s from both LAX and BOS. Both have up to 3 daily flights.


Will a 777 fit at concourse T in ATL?

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 94
Views: 9676

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

http://ir.allegiantair.com/news-release ... w-jobs-and

GRR up to 9 destinations: LAS, IWA, PIE, PGD, SFB, SRQ, FLL, SAV, BNA
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GRR becomes a G4 base (again) with 2 A/C RON starting June 4.

http://ir.allegiantair.com/news-release ... w-jobs-and

GRR up to 9 destinations: LAS, IWA, PIE, PGD, SFB, SRQ, FLL, SAV, BNA

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2762

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

Allegiant announcing GRR-SAV and GRR-BNA starting in June. GRR-SAV starts June 7, operates Mondays and Fridays GRR-BNA starts June 6, operates Sundays and Thursdays Some other press release happening this morning regarding GRR and Allegiant also. Supposedly something in addition to these new routes...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight
Replies: 24
Views: 3465

Re: Stowaway bird found on Singapore Airlines flight

DocLightning wrote:
ABpositive wrote:
It was an Unaccompanied Mynah


Yeah, but obviously SQ is going to the birds.

That said, this will be a feather in their cap.

Passengers will be flocking to fly aboard SQ.
(OK, I'm done...

...for now)


Maybe the Mynah got a really cheep fare.......

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2762

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

Allegiant announcing GRR-SAV and GRR-BNA starting in June. GRR-SAV starts June 7, operates Mondays and Fridays GRR-BNA starts June 6, operates Sundays and Thursdays Some other press release happening this morning regarding GRR and Allegiant also. Supposedly something in addition to these new routes....

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 421
Views: 81389

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Hopefully 1:1 scale of this, and not just 1:200:

Image

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by tjwgrr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 76
Views: 17909

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

KFLLCFII wrote:
Are there now any other operational true 707s (besides the K/C-135s)?


Not to nitpick, but the KC-135 is not the military version of the 707. The -135 has a narrower fuselage among other things.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic jumbo usage question
Replies: 54
Views: 7474

Re: Domestic jumbo usage question

As late as 2006 - SFO saw a number of wide bodies to various destinations like ORD, ATL, DFW, DEN, IAD and JFK to name a few using 777's and 763, 764..on UA, DL and AA. AA, DL, and UA are all flying domestic widebodies into SFO today. AA SFO-PHL 332 DL SFO-JFK 764 UA SFO-DEN 772 UA SFO-IAD 772 UA S...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 441
Views: 37341

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Here's a glimpse of concourse E when it was still a single story. The observation deck was closer to the terminal 1354063 This photo was probably taken from the E deck: 1334546 The first picture is on the north side of E not C. Used to love how on the C observation deck Delta had a gate the you cou...

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by tjwgrr
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 441
Views: 37341

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Does anyone here besides me remember when DTW had two observation decks on over the C concourse......... Staying far away from the hub debate I do recall the observation deck over concourse C. I spent many hours up there viewing aircraft including very loud TWA B707s that would taxi right over to t...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2762

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

https://www.mlive.com/expo/news/g66l-2019/01/76e51ca4e74757/grand-rapids-amphitheater-rive.html This 5 million dollars is a big step towards the construction of a FIS. If construction starts this year, it could be done by 2021. I could see Apple Vacations moving their seasonal PUJ, CUN, and MBJ cha...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2762

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

AA: I hope MIA comes back next winter. I hope PHX is extended to year round. Other than that, I hope to see mainline stick for DFW and the planned CLT up gauge, PHL return and stay at 3x daily, and less 50 seaters on ORD. DCA isn't likely to change until the gate 35X situation is taken care of.... ...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 4418

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

It helps when you ask a question and you can at least identify the airplane you are talking about. The G650 is a separate type and I have never seen it designated a GVI, certainly not by Gulfstream or FSI. Your dismissive attitude will not serve you well in aviation, especially when asking question...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3599

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

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Sounds like a mission for the Tracys and their team.


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by tjwgrr
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 5824

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

GRR notables this week:

AA GRR-PHX (A319) began Wed 19-Dec
AA GRR-MIA (E175) began Thur 20-Dec

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by tjwgrr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fans buy ticket to meet their idol on airplane then request deboard, delaying everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 7456

Re: Fans buy ticket to meet their idol on airplane then request deboard, delaying everyone

I would have thought the K-Pop tart boys would have flown on a private jet if they’re such superstars.

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by tjwgrr
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX
Replies: 23
Views: 6164

Re: DL 737 Clips a DL 757 at LAX

gokmengs wrote:
Guys he is being sarcastic. Every incident thread there is one guy suggesting a grounding.


I’m surprised no one has jumped in questioning if one or both of aircraft will be written off and scrapped.

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by tjwgrr
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country's first purchased jet with new livery
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Re: Sun Country's first purchased jet with their new livery on it.

I never realized in the history of Sun Country, even going back to the days when they had 727's and DC-10's, all the aircraft have been leased.

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by tjwgrr
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How comes VS fly to Tobago, but not Trinidad?
Replies: 13
Views: 1876

Re: How comes VS fly to Tobago, but not Trinidad?

Surprised no U.S. carriers fly to TAB, just POS. It looks like BW operates 1X week TAB-JFK.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 466 FRA - SAN today with A 340-600
Replies: 17
Views: 3916

Re: LH 466 FRA - SAN today with A 340-600

There is a discussion going on about this in the San Diego thread already: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1382837 There are actually two special flights today, that being one of them, but also a special Air France scheduled-charter 777-300 on its way too! Watch that San Dieg...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the story behind this private 747?
Replies: 17
Views: 3950

Re: What is the story behind this private 747?

VP-BLK operated LAS-LAX-TAK-KIX in the past few days. TAK (Takamatsu, Japan) is an interesting stop

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by tjwgrr
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 5824

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

https://twitter.com/FlyGRFord/status/1061968329592717312 Does anyone have any idea on who it could be and to where? GRR is becoming a base once again for Allegiant it will be basing 2 A320s there and they are adding GRR-SRQ So 2 RON A320s with MX happening overnight and on off days in GRR I assume?...

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by tjwgrr
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyleasecargo RWY excursion at YHZ
Replies: 111
Views: 17858

Re: SkyLase Cargo 744F Overshot Runway Landing at YHZ - Crew Sent to Hospital

cpd wrote:
I think from the photos we've seen - we can say it is comprehensively wrecked. Hope the crew aren't feeling too sore.


The really sore folks are the bosses & owners at SkyLease......... :mad:

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegheny Airlines Vistacrusier?
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Allegheny Airlines Vistacrusier?

Vistacruiser was the CV-580
Vistaliner was the F-27
Vistajet was the DC-9-30

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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: FLOTUS aircraft smoke in the cabin- returns to ADW
Replies: 4
Views: 2654

FLOTUS aircraft smoke in the cabin- returns to ADW

http://www.kplctv.com/2018/10/17/first- ... drews-afb/
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Smoke in the cabin- returned safely to ADW after 10 minutes into the flight. C-37, C-40, or C-32?

http://www.kplctv.com/2018/10/17/first- ... drews-afb/

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3452

Re: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)

Your link does not work- at least for me.

Edit:
Works in IE, but not Firefox.

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by tjwgrr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 7698

Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/tyndall ... e-1.551072
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Wow, really bad- that will take a long time to clean up and rebuild:

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/tyndall ... e-1.551072

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by tjwgrr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 5824

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

Dont forget about G4 who's been operating GRR-IWA (Phoenix-Mesa) for quite some time. Neither Travelocity nor Google can find this flight. Are you sure? I'd be interested if it exists. Yep 2x per week currently, as many as 5x per week in March. https://www.allegiantair.com https://flightaware.com/l...

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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 5824

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

atypical wrote:
I didn't cherry pick anything. You are the one who said Traverse City is "only slightly smaller than FWA" and I refuted it. I am not obligated to check all of your examples to see if you miraculously got one right.


Cherry pick and Traverse City in the same subject.... :eyebrow:

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by tjwgrr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 5824

Re: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2018/09/07/phoenix-adds-new-direct-flights-for-those-looking.amp.html American is adding a daily PHX flight from GRR this winter. I assume AA thinks they can drive Frontier off. It’s nice to see AA add PHX and MIA, 2 high pdew destination...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police chopper rotor wash damages college football tailgates
Replies: 21
Views: 3813

Re: Police chopper rotor wash damages college football tailgates

"...a Pennsylvania State Police helicopter was deployed as another tool to compel the group to disperse and curb dangerous and unruly behavior."

.... and rotor wash sending projectiles into the air and toppling hot flaming grills isn't dangerous? Asinine!

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by tjwgrr
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Pinnacle Airlines CEO shot dead in Memphis
Replies: 2
Views: 2170

Former Pinnacle Airlines CEO shot dead in Memphis

https://apnews.com/1888c39be07746609a7b3ded000af9a6
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Philip Trenary killed in a shooting Thursday night.

https://apnews.com/1888c39be07746609a7b3ded000af9a6

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by tjwgrr
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 509
Views: 86383

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Today at the airline passenger experience expo in Boston, the Aer Lingus CEO announced that there will be a branding refresh with the delivery of their first A321LR in January. "The Green and the Shamrock will stay put" -Jason Rabinowitz https://twitter.com/AirlineFlyer/status/10442260221...

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by tjwgrr
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 15449

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8602

Boston College at Purdue:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4755
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Michigan State at Indiana:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8602

Boston College at Purdue:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4755

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by tjwgrr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet
Replies: 12
Views: 1726

Re: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N872DC

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csturdiv wrote:
Doesn't Dow Chenicals have a CR7? Probably more of a shuttle than a business jet.


Yes, N872DC.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N872DC

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by tjwgrr
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN’s "Tomorrowland" livery
Replies: 18
Views: 7009

Re: BN's "Tomorrowland" livery

drdisque wrote:
Yeah, the title had me going "Wait, Braniff had a livery featuring the section of Disney parks about the future? I thought that was sponsored by TWA!"


I saw BN and got excited. Still a cool livery nonetheless.

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by tjwgrr
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 15449

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

Mizzou @ Perdue, SY B738: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8634/history/20180914/2000Z/KCOU/KLAF Mizzou is utilizing Sun Country for away games again this season! Sorry for the typo from my earlier post, the home team Missouri is visiting is actually spelled "Purdue;" both of these ...

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by tjwgrr
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 33
Views: 4797

Re: BA and DTW: What Went Wrong?

Could somebody shed some light on the 747-200 combi comment? Was it one of the leased MEA birds? I don't recall any of the -236s being combis. If only VV701 was around! Found this very old a.net thread- BA 742 Combi's G-BDXM / G-BDXN: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=321797 From anot...

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