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by xdlx
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 2997

Re: Emirates' Utilization Rate of A380 Aircraft

I see this as a person that owns more cars than days of the week. If they own 230-250 airplanes and park 30 a day, is only a bit more than 10% of the fleet. Perhaps other airlines have greater utilization...... but considering EK Long Haul reach and their connectivity at DXB I see nothing to be conc...

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by xdlx
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11556

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Follow the $$$ most likely a lot of the EAS routes that "make no sense" IE: the Tennessee story mentioned above, those tend to have a direct link to the proponent and supporter in DC. AK, HI, PR & USVI have geographic challenges and a different set of conditions. Lower 48 routes, Not s...

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by xdlx
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD11's at RSW
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: MD11's at RSW

WORLD 2.0

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by xdlx
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7328

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

I live in JAX Beach.... And love the assumption the beach sucks! It is actually one of the best in FL, but it is cold during the NOV-APR months. Let the tourist continue south..... Last week we had 19-23C all week. Today is 14C! so not exactly Beach WX.

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7328

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

Remember Encachment Area is probably more relevant than Population size. As stated above this area is from East TLH to NE of GNV to N of DAB, & South of SAV people drive to JAX for convenience or price or the combination thereof, at one point I remember DL estimating the largest % of Medallion m...

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7328

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

This is the name issue with claiming to be the largest...... The city of Jacksonville has the distinction of having the largest AREA of any Incorporated city in the state or the nation for that matter. Population density Not so much! ALL major FL cities i.e.: TPA/MIA/ORL are denser but not LARGER.

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by xdlx
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7328

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

MAIN REASON is DELTA..... AND ATL OPTIONS. SJU did work for B6 however they tagged it to a JAX-BOS rotation and times where not the best. A LAX nonstop could be sustained, International service to Europe not so much with MCO/ATL/MIA offerings very competitive pricing. The potential for direct servic...

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by xdlx
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dassault Mercure
Replies: 85
Views: 11729

Re: The Dassault Mercure

Who manufacture the engines? Avionics? Probably very French concentric and with limited civilian support worldwide?

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by xdlx
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft parking arrangement in the 1950s
Replies: 13
Views: 3334

Re: Aircraft parking arrangement in the 1950s

Actually the arrival and departure sequences normally followed the parking arrangements available, FIRST IN- FIRST OUT, The plane parked behind another one on arrival, would normally depart after the one in front was gone.... I think the Jetway, Jetbridge has robbed all of us the opportunity to see ...

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by xdlx
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 927
Views: 139083

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

These fleets need "pit crews" that make good utilization of the downtime between flights to keep these planes with good dispatch reliability.
something like the JAL culture is needed on these well worn birds.

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by xdlx
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carolinas Delta DC-9-51 N779NC Moving?
Replies: 31
Views: 6813

Re: Carolinas Delta DC-9-51 N779NC Moving?

Wow.... so let me wrap my mind around this. Plane is intact in a museum.
Plane goes off loan to museum, and best outcome is to SCRAP it? .... how much does a 80000lb airplane brings in as SCRAP?
$32k ? really? ...... a museum can not RAISE that amount, in order to keep the exhibit?

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by xdlx
Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most ridiculous anet route proposals
Replies: 37
Views: 2174

Re: Most ridiculous anet route proposals

Love to see DL do a RTW eastbound from JFK & a westbound from LAX

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by xdlx
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75578

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

Oh please.... the 900/900ER/900MAX are all you can get from this frame that should have stopped @ 800

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by xdlx
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.
Replies: 61
Views: 17271

Re: NY Giants trash UA 767 charter plane last night.

Delta Learned and now has a dedicated charter fleet of A319/20 now going to B757 for Charters. Using a line aircraft with short ground time for a revenue flight after the charter, requires a lot of logistics to get the airplane clean and stocked. Most Charters have NON Standard Catering and Beverage...

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by xdlx
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ 200's parked
Replies: 13
Views: 2595

Re: CRJ 200's parked

If you gave these away no one would take them. Remember Bombardier first made the Challenger Biz jet.... then out of it came the CRJ concept, just the fact that they where being delivered at max rate right around 2000, allowed the MAJORS to park the 727/DC9 right after 9/11. And they virtually did t...

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there no direct services from London to the British Virgin Islands?
Replies: 14
Views: 3089

Re: Why are there no direct services from London to the British Virgin Islands?

Islander BN2 Nonstop Service EIS-LHR ..... duration 34h. Book early!

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo/737MAX have too much range?
Replies: 51
Views: 7444

Re: A320neo/737MAX have too much range?

The MAIN argument for C series ........

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by xdlx
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 7928

Re: DL and the 777

Afraid of the VLA since days of Beebe.... returned first batch of 747 (5) and prefered the Tristar for decades. As discussed previously DALPA and the 777 have not been in good timing. And until the A333order the hope was a mix of 77W/789 moving forward. Now we got the A333 and must live with it for ...

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11582

Re: Delta Pay Increase

OOER.... Easy sport! Not everyone can see the TRUTH, and I am glad you do. Lets not talk about all the things DL is good at, like keeping 80k+ employees fooled about their industry and the benefits the competition enjoys. For instance once you retire.... DL is the ONLY airline with a SS offset rule,...

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?
Replies: 72
Views: 17341

Re: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?

There is no landing pad at TT

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?
Replies: 72
Views: 17341

Re: Donald Trump 757 - Use, Store, Sell?

My concern is neither the VC25 (present) or the 800 (future) will land in KLGA, "Mogul" prefered airport of arrival into Manhatan. He has indicated a frequent shuttle between his "private residence" and the WH. Will they use a C32 for this? OR Perhaps a C37B? A V22 could do it un...

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by xdlx
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy
Replies: 68
Views: 23243

Re: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy

What ever happened to F and Y offerings. FC/ J / Premium Econ / Economy + / Econ - ... how many different products can you offer for the same TRIP?

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would US & AA Look Like If They Never Merged?
Replies: 20
Views: 8113

Re: What Would US & AA Look Like If They Never Merged?

AA would still have retained some resemblance to an Airline. However the transformation is complete.... AA is the new Airways!

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by xdlx
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL IT Disruption
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: DL IT Disruption

A lot burning recently at JFK, first the 737 fire, now JFKOPS ....wassuuuup!

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by xdlx
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with old propliner service in 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2997

Re: Airports with old propliner service in 2016

Info from orig post is about 6-10yrs old. OPF has done a good job to run everyone away. Slowly the few places you could find, DC3, DC4, and Convairliners has all but dissapear. SJU had their share, however the FAA has systematically in conjunction with Fuel prices conspired to make this type of oper...

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by xdlx
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 6313

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

Most 19 seaters are not going far enough for a potty, they where faster than the E110 or DH-6 and pressurized. But again if you are going .30m to .90m routes the efficiency of speed and pressurization where negligable. And did anyone say "SPAR BUMP" ! To add into the list of cons, on short...

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by xdlx
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AR outlines retirement plans for A340 fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 4261

Re: AR outlines retirement plans for A340 fleet

Same cabin minus 2engines.... How much time you need for crew Fam?

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by xdlx
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant starts SJU and TTN
Replies: 30
Views: 3550

Re: Allegiant starts SJU and TTN

Perhaps F9 wants to go Tit for Tat and start SGJ-SJU. B6 flew it out of JAX with decent LF for about 2-3years and then dropped the route.
Lots of NE FL to SJU traffic that would prefer not to drive to SFB or MCO for nonstop, specially since I4 & I95 interchange is in FULL construction.

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by xdlx
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the MAX be ordered with other than Scimtar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Re: Can the MAX be ordered with other than Scimtar?

So you only can get it with that double blade, not a raked tip version like the P8 avail?

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by xdlx
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the MAX be ordered with other than Scimtar?
Replies: 7
Views: 1829

Can the MAX be ordered with other than Scimtar?

Wondering if the MAX can be ordered without or raked tip wings like the P8.
Are the Scimtar the only option?

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by xdlx
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN System Outage
Replies: 83
Views: 11128

Re: WN System Outage

One thing is certain.... The airport and operations folks are certainly getting better at switching to MANUAL PROCESSING. The original WN had no reason to invest in IT since their systems enjoy the streamline of Single Fleet Ops, however since the purchase of AIr Tran, it became evident their system...

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-900 And SNA
Replies: 69
Views: 14419

Re: 737-900 And SNA

Nothing can take away the 739 is just too far of a strech!

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by xdlx
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swing tail for 777 freighter?
Replies: 16
Views: 3518

Re: Swing tail for 777 freighter?

how about dusting off some of the C5 in the boneyards.... Lockeed would love to certify a civilin version !

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by xdlx
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DXB to hit 65 degrees Celsius
Replies: 35
Views: 11598

Re: DXB to hit 65 degrees Celsius

Most performance charts go to 115F or 45C, so north of that figure all bets are off

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by xdlx
Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark: 'The Good Old Days' Are Over
Replies: 44
Views: 24753

RE: Sir Tim Clark: 'The Good Old Days' Are Over

Why spend money refurbishing the "whales" we know they will be retired soon.

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by xdlx
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Not Happy With Transition Time At LAX
Replies: 157
Views: 26705

RE: NZ Not Happy With Transition Time At LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/glbltrvlr" class="quote" target="_blank">glbltrvlr</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> This all ch...

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by xdlx
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad's 'The Residence': $80,000 LHR-MEL
Replies: 72
Views: 20440

RE: Etihad's 'The Residence': $80,000 LHR-MEL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aerorobnz" class="quote" target="_blank">aerorobnz</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I could hav...

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by xdlx
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Allegiant Be Grounded?
Replies: 96
Views: 25079

RE: Will Allegiant Be Grounded?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UPNYGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">UPNYGuy</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Sorry to burst yo...

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by xdlx
Thu May 26, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NG4 Disaster: 25th Anniversary
Replies: 23
Views: 7287

RE: NG4 Disaster: 25th Anniversary

Did the -73 retain this procedure/feature?

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by xdlx
Wed May 25, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tim Clark On US Campaign Against Gulf Carriers
Replies: 37
Views: 12082

RE: Tim Clark On US Campaign Against Gulf Carriers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jasoncrh" class="quote" target="_blank">jasoncrh</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> They are not ...

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by xdlx
Sun May 22, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Nashville? Part 1
Replies: 294
Views: 32479

RE: What's Going On In Nashville?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaxxFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">MaxxFlyer</a> (<a href="#132" class="quote">Reply 132</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> We flew M...

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by xdlx
Sun May 22, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Allegiant Sacrificing A 320 For Parts?
Replies: 9
Views: 6395

RE: Is Allegiant Sacrificing A 320 For Parts?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N1120A" class="quote" target="_blank">N1120A</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I am as aware as ma...

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by xdlx
Thu May 19, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original 757 Missions
Replies: 91
Views: 12452

RE: Original 757 Missions

Airplane is absolutetly amazing, can easily do <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>, or <acronym title="Miami - Int...

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by xdlx
Thu May 19, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pulse Program
Replies: 30
Views: 10097

RE: Delta Pulse Program

The important issue is the perception.... The program was created to provide DIRECT FLUID FEEDBACK..... Now that the cat is out of the bag, what is the PGM MGR doing about the response received. Follow <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> guidelines to IMPROVE the p...

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by xdlx
Thu May 19, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Air Fleet...?
Replies: 14
Views: 3702

RE: Envoy Air Fleet...?

Would be wonderfull if they did go all E175 & ordered 20ATR 72's, the <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (Isla Verde) (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU</acronym>/<acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florid...

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by xdlx
Thu May 19, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Ends Fox Theater Sponsorship Over QR
Replies: 33
Views: 7537

RE: DL Ends Fox Theater Sponsorship Over QR

Egos ruffled at Virginia AV? ...... What a pitty

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by xdlx
Tue May 17, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Relaunching MIA-SLC
Replies: 14
Views: 5080

RE: DL Relaunching MIA-SLC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/backseatdriver" class="quote" target="_blank">backseatdriver</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Con...

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by xdlx
Tue May 17, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News On DL Cowling Separation?
Replies: 1
Views: 701

Any News On DL Cowling Separation?

Wondering if there is any news for the separated cowling from DL 717....... Found?

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by xdlx
Mon May 16, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Any Updates
Replies: 44
Views: 12852

RE: Eastern Airlines Any Updates

It would be great for them to drop MRJ for Cseries.

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by xdlx
Sat May 14, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original 757 Missions
Replies: 91
Views: 12452

RE: Original 757 Missions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/747400sp" class="quote" target="_blank">747400sp</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> The airplane ...

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