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by Cush
Tue May 22, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Did anyone see the heavy arrival this afternoon? It was a Cargojet (flight 991) from Hamilton (YHM) to Pittsburgh (PIT). Aircraft was a 767-300. Curious what it was doing on that route to PIT? I was standing outside Lowe's and heard this loud roar. I knew it was a big plane and sure enough this mass...

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by Cush
Tue May 22, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stansted Express Wifi blocks Airliners.net. Any reason?
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Stansted Express Wifi blocks Airliners.net. Any reason?

Google made some major changes that will de-list your website from being included in their search results if your page is not secure. Airliners.net is not secured because their management probably doesn't care. However, all my websites that I run/operate have SSL installed as it's quick/easy and cos...

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by Cush
Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I wanted to get the input of you fellow PIT fans... Why is our service to LAS so limited? I wanted to book a last minute (i.e. 2 weeks out) getaway to Las Vegas for a few days, but only wanted to fly nonstop since we would only be there for 3 days 2 nights. Our options were: (2 people) - Spirit Airl...

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by Cush
Wed May 16, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

It would be a surprise to me if MSY-PIT were permanently dropped. It had the highest LF of all of their MSY routes. Maybe they are just shuffling things around in the schedule. If WN doesn't go daily on the route, I could definitely see NK adding it 3/4 weekly, either of which I'd prefer to G4's 2 ...

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by Cush
Fri May 11, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21799

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

True, are they allowed buy second hand Boeing planes also? No. The import of aircraft with US components is highly illegal and has been discussed here in the past. The various Iranian airlines obtain their newer aircraft through shell companies or other methods (i.e. the one where the pilot diverte...

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by Cush
Fri May 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TXL-MUC Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 in Business Class
Replies: 4
Views: 3433

Re: TXL-MUC Lufthansa Airbus A340-600 in Business Class

Nice report! Detailed, simple, and to the point. Thanks!

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by Cush
Tue May 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Did anyone notice the parking rates on that diagram? It seems everything has gone up in price since those times, except for airport parking prices! That is rather surprising... I mean, you can get an hour in short term for $1 (old times was $1.50 for 30 mins), and extended is like $8 now and was $6....

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by Cush
Thu May 03, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: They fly there??
Replies: 44
Views: 2588

Re: They fly there??

What are some of the current and past destinations airlines have served that are off typical radar? I believe that JAT (Yugoslav Airlines) used to fly to Clevand. Yes, JAT flew to Cleveland, and they also flew to Pittsburgh (PIT). The routing was PIT-Zagreb-Belgrade, and another day it was PIT-Detr...

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by Cush
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2730

Re: Why upload here?

I have sold my aircraft photos to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, a software developer, a airplane part producer and several others - all of whom discovered the photos on this website. Does it draw the way it used to - no. Does it still draw well - for me - absolutely. Ev...

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by Cush
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2730

Re: Why upload here?

Hello all For me, the hobby is shrinking. Still love to take aviation images but less and less to see at my local. Moved on to other subject which give me more pleasure. I rarely visit the Airliners.net site now to view the daily images, only visiting to search for a particular aircraft/airline/reg...

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by Cush
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s
Replies: 35
Views: 5663

Re: United seeks to downgauge EWR-HAV service to Republic E175s

Even if the embargo is lifted, that suddenly won't make people flock to Cuba... Cuba doesn't have the infrastructure that a majority of US tourists are looking for. Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica are a few examples of where a majority of travelers go on vacation, and they have all the pieces in...

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by Cush
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

When USAir up and left, didn't they leave the facilities and logistics behind for an airline to swoop in and take over (offices, gates, hangars etc. etc.) Instead it seems KPIT turned into a ghost airport for a few years and the massive void has just been picked at by various airlines over the year...

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by Cush
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Was it this?


Yes! Thank you! I never would have found that =)

I wonder why it comes to PIT?

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by Cush
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Does anyone know who/what the white 737 was that landed around noon today? FlightAware isn't showing anything. The plane was all white, but has a small cheat line below the windows I think.

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by Cush
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Scam Ad Found while browsing
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Scam Ad Found while browsing

I run media type websites and the only way to prevent these types of ads is to completely remove/switch advertising companies. There are many out there, so hopefully Airliners.net switches to another ad provider.

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by Cush
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 47
Views: 2730

Re: Why upload here?

I have been a visitor of Airliners.net since the 90's, but the past years I come simply for the forums. I took a break for a while as the forums were awful, and the volume of posts decreased, but i've been back lurking now every so often. Airliners.net is definitely not the same as it was long ago, ...

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by Cush
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I feel like the most surprising to me is how low their loads are to BWI (I know they have alot of frequencies). Also its crazy that even with so much competition on MCO they are getting a respectable load factor. Everyone feels a duty and responsibility to feed the Mouse in Orlando! lol... No, seri...

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by Cush
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine
Replies: 40
Views: 6300

Re: Ryanair to Open 15 Routes from The Ukraine

What kind of 'tourism' do you expect from Western Europe to Ukraine? In my opinion it's more from "Ukraine" to the rest of the EU. Ukraine is depressing and I really don't know of many people that have a desire to visit. European tourists are better off getting a visa to visit Russia and a...

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by Cush
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on how to book Rossiya Punta Cana to Moscow (PUJ-VKO)
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Question on how to book Rossiya Punta Cana to Moscow (PUJ-VKO)

I agree that this i most likely a charter flight or a flight operating through a travel package operator. For example, my wife flew from KZN-HKT on Azur Air last year, which was only bookable through Sletat.ru. You couldn't book the flight directly through Azur Air. This is the case for most of thes...

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by Cush
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 51
Views: 2055

Re: Aviation Management Degree?

To be completely honest, your degree type and where it is from doesn't play a very big part in landing a job like this. I love aviation, have traveled the world many times over, and have a masters from a very good school. Yet, i couldn't work my way up the 'airline ladder' due to the politics involv...

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by Cush
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui

No PTV, just LCD monitors above the seats and no 110v power ports in Economy... Yikes! My worst nightmare come true... It's the same product as my flight on Ukraine International, except that I atleast got free food from JFK-KBP. lol. I'll have to mark this up in my book of bad decisions made i gue...

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by Cush
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui

Thanks for the advice so far. I am really dreading the 757 flight. Does anyone know if the on-board WiFi is free or paid?

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by Cush
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Help/Advice: American Airlines (PHX-OGG) - Phoenix to Maui

I am looking for help and/or advice from you fellow A.netters. My wife and I will be traveling from Phoenix to Maui at the end of March, and I wanted some advice for anyone familiar with American Airlines 757 fleet. In my rush to secure this booking, i meant to opt for the DFW-OGG flight (777), but ...

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by Cush
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:
Whole bunch of diversions enroute including a UA 764 and an AA A332.


Nice! I see on FlightAware:
- UA 180 (777) from HKG
- UA 961 (764) from FRA
- AA 717 (333) from MUC
- AA 1856 (752) from PHX

Anything else?

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by Cush
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

DFW was a CR7....INNM it was never a CRJ-200. Correct. Sorry, i meant to put CR7 and not CRJ... Those CR7's were just awful mechanically. Always going tech. Right as I was quitting, we started the MD-80 service to DFW. Only other times we saw mainline here were diversions. I loved when the 757 woul...

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by Cush
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyPIT wrote:

Lets not forget, only a few years ago this route was 1x daily E135.


Exactly! When i worked this flight years ago it was never full. lol.

How things have changed.... It used to be:

MIA -> E135
ORD -> E145
DFW -> CRJ

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by Cush
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Runway28L wrote:

The Miami Air flights are most likely military charters, although they're usually on Sun Country.


Right, I knew that since they are coming from AFB's, but why so many from all over the place tonight?

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by Cush
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

What's with all the Miami Air charters coming in from Military Bases today? I count 3 total atleast.. 2 from Texas and one from Virginia

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by Cush
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Baltic/Tbilisi
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Air Baltic/Tbilisi

You will absolutely want to get a cab into Old Town to do a little sightseeing. While there isn't a ton to see, it's a beautiful town with plenty of small narrow streets, cool stores, and just a fun atmosphere. I went to Riga for 2 days, as my friend from Russia and I wanted to meet somewhere, so i ...

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by Cush
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14296

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

I agree with a lot of the comments here. First and foremost is that this is a job, not a career. Also, it's not rocket science, so the pay shouldn't be any more than normal for a manual labor job like this. However, just like with any profession, I experienced more laziness from most co-workers than...

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by Cush
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Aeroflot

Aeroflot is a wonderful airline for long haul flights. The seats are comfortable, in-flight movie selection is good, and the food is nice by coach standards. If you have the means, upgrade to Comfort Class. It's a wonderful upgrade for a long flight.

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by Cush
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 14296

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

As a former employee of American Eagle, I can vouch that they make less than $10... Just a few years ago we all started at $8.25 if memory serves me right... That $8.25 required you to do the following: - On-load / off-load the bags from a CRJ or EMB-145 by yourself. - Marshall aircraft in/out - Dri...

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by Cush
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

GSP psgr wrote:
Mildly disturbing data point: I purchased a PIT-MIA one way less than a week out on AA for $45 one way. That can't be a hugely profitable ticket, and it's not even basic economy....


How? Everything I tried was $400-1k

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by Cush
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 35
Views: 8825

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Well with YouTube's new monetization rules, were probably going to see more people trying to pass off their video as a trip report on here so they can try to reach the view hour threshold for monetization. I suggest, complete deletion of such reports to prevent rewarding those people with view minu...

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by Cush
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

AaronPGH wrote:
There is either a glitch or a fare war situation going on PIT<->SFO both ways this morning. Most UA flights, including the non-stops are $90-100 round trip all year long.


Everything I am pulling up now is $400-800 r/t

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by Cush
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Domestic first class is hardly anything to jump up and down about. Neither are assigned seats for that matter. I almost exclusively fly Southwest and have never had trouble getting a window or aisle seat but to each their own I guess. I guess I just don't understand the desire to be herded like cat...

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by Cush
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

tarmacphotos wrote:

WN a good product? No first class, no seat assignments...NO THANKS.


Totally agree... I'd rather have no service than to be stuck with Southwest.

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by Cush
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 6670

Re: Arctic Adventure to Svalbard with Norwegian & SAS (Part 1)

Great report! Do you have any photos of Svalbard itself that you can share?

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by Cush
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyPIT wrote:
We can certainly toss out the CEO's statement made a couple years ago that WN hopes to be the clear market leader in Pittsburgh.


Thanks Goodness! I hate Southworst. Have never flown on them and will never fly on them. My worst nightmare was them building a larger presence here in PIT.

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by Cush
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 13279

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

Many many years ago I had traveled with my family to Hawaii for a long awaited vacation. The final segment of our flight was from LAX-OGG (Los Angeles to Maui). Our excitement was at an all time high, as our dream of vacationing in Hawaii was coming true. However, from the moment we boarded the AA 7...

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by Cush
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

So it seems like this terminal update is going to happen no matter what, but, i still can't wrap my head around the idea of getting rid of a large number of the gates. I just don't get it... I mean, we have seen growth, and I fully expect PIT to grow more in the coming 5-10 years. Maybe sooner shoul...

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by Cush
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49285

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

http://ren.tv/novosti/2018-02-11/chto-i ... podmoskove
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Reports now state that the pilot refused de-icing prior to departing from Domodedovo (DME).

Also, the pilot requested an emergency landing in Zhukovsky.

http://ren.tv/novosti/2018-02-11/chto-i ... podmoskove

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by Cush
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 193
Views: 49285

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

RIP to all on-board.... Покойся с миром

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by Cush
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8412

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

I did JFK-KBP and KBP-JFK on the UIA 767 in 2-4-2 config and it was a total nightmare! NEVER fly UIA. I am tall / skinny ( 6 feet and 135 pounds), yet barely fit in the seat width wise. My knees couldn't fit behind the seat so had to sit sideways the entire flight. Ouch!!!

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by Cush
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 35
Views: 8825

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Thank you! I agree! I absolutely HATE the stupid video trip reports. There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a pointless video that I have no desire to watch. Honestly, the people who make those videos are completely wasting their time.

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by Cush
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 70181

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2018

flyPIT wrote:
Another appearance was made by the MD-87 registered to the King of Swaziland
Image


Any idea why it's been coming here? Medical?

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