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by GatorClark
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 81
Views: 14811

Re: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

Just a thought from looking at the Swift Air logo.. Are they part of the Swift that is a major trucking company here in the US? I hope they're not. The Swift (Trucking Company) are for good reason, the laughing stock of the trucking industry due to their poor safety & accident record.

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by GatorClark
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4338

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

I wonder if the Pan Am 707 in the background is Plan B... :D Oh good I wasn't the only one who noticed that.. Maybe I just read the article wrong or missed something altogether, but I think all this is contingent on the fact that everyone on the plane is going to roughly the same place. What about ...

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by GatorClark
Wed May 30, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 10937

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

Aren't those destinations a bit like Hawaii - all vacation and no/little business? I can't imagine a large business demand hence I can't imagine airlines scrambling to serve these routes. Follow the money.... As far as I know, yes.... but seeing as how they are closer to the eastern US than Hawaii ...

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by GatorClark
Sat May 19, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's position in NYC
Replies: 106
Views: 12395

Re: AA's position in NYC

Exactly. B6 isn't big enough to survive alone. The only other dance partner left is AS. That gives them a route network like the combined HP/US. Eventually B6 will put themselves up for sale, just like VX did. Why do you need to be big to survive? If B6 and AS is printing money, why do they need to...

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by GatorClark
Fri May 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 9193

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

My favorites that I miss would have to be: UA-Saul Bass & Battleship Gray BA-Landor (looked especially good on Concorde. Think it would look good on the A380 as well) Air Florida DL- Widget NK-Silver Digital paint (still a couple of those around) PA- Blue cheatline and small titles (original 747...

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by GatorClark
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will GTF bypass ratios put (current) large twins in jeopardy?
Replies: 30
Views: 6374

Re: Will GTF bypass ratios put current large twins in jeopardy?

Super27 wrote:
parapente wrote:
Since no one is ever going to trust P&W to build a new Engine again


Would you mind expanding on that point for me?


I would very much like to know this as well..

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BWIAirport wrote:
I'm still hoping for an updated 'retro' look, something like this:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO ... 9LX2VZMC1R


Kind of reminds me of the old PSA airlines..

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by GatorClark
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger
Replies: 60
Views: 6333

Re: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger

Hope he wins. The clientele and staff of Southwest are truly the worst America has to offer. Excuse me? I wasn't aware that you KNOW me personally. I am a very loyal Southwest customer and unless you know everything about me and what kind of person I am, I suggest you amend your statement. BTW, I a...

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by GatorClark
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger
Replies: 60
Views: 6333

Re: Southwest sued for removing Arabic speaking passenger

Hope he wins. The clientele and staff of Southwest are truly the worst America has to offer. Excuse me? I wasn't aware that you KNOW me personally. I am a very loyal Southwest customer and unless you know everything about me and what kind of person I am, I suggest you amend your statement. BTW, I a...

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by GatorClark
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)
Replies: 26
Views: 4158

Re: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)

They will probably be retained by Alaska. Delta, United, American have all shown that mixed fleets work, and work well. I don't think the question facing Alaska is so much "Does this mixed fleet work well" as much as I think the question is more along the lines of "Does the BENEFITS ...

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by GatorClark
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to CLT?
Replies: 43
Views: 6032

Re: BA to CLT?

Polot wrote:
1) BA’s presence is not needed to due to AA and their JV.
2) Most of BA’s aircraft are too premium heavy for CLT, AA’s exUS A330s are better suited for the market.


Darn I was hoping to see a 777 or 747 coming to CLT. Oh well... I'll continue to dream..

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by GatorClark
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?
Replies: 86
Views: 9008

Re: Why A-380 doesn’t sell in more densely populated countries?

Just my two cents.. You guys chime in if im way off on any of this... Because you do not need an A380 as the local airline. The local hub carrier can easily shuffle flights around to free up some slots. It isn't hard to find a couple of extra slots when you already have 200+. The foreign carrier, on...

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by GatorClark
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis
Replies: 241
Views: 65283

Re: Boeing 737 MAX 10 vs Airbus A321neo analysis

As a diehard Boeing fan, I must play devi's advocate and impartial on this one. It remains to be seen exactly what the MAX 10 will bring to the table. On the drawing board, every aircraft looks amazing but it doesn't always pan out that way.

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by GatorClark
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 205821

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

Anyone like these concepts? http://www.wings900.com/vb/1-1-civil-aviation/131441-if-lufthansa-would-decide-change-livery.html #1 looks great but move the titles up. #2 and #3 look cheep and lccish I like #1 but agree it should be moved up. Possibly billboard titles in the same font, #2 is eh, ok bu...

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by GatorClark
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?
Replies: 100
Views: 15359

Re: Why use widebodies for domestic flights?

Wow, I must be old. Am I the only one that remembers the days when Dc-10s, L1011s and 767 widebodies routinely connected hubs together? AA used to fly DC10s and 767s between DFW and AUS. DL's ATL-MCO was almost all L1011s. And now we are a point that Anetters think its odd to have widebody on a dom...

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by GatorClark
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No RSW Transcon Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5974

Re: No RSW Transcon Flights

I like how people knock RSW because it “can’t even have daily service to Europe”. I think it’s pretty impressive that a market like Fort Myers can sustain year round transatlantic service 3-4 days a week at all... which is has done for over 20 years. As far as Canada, Air Canada is multiple daily f...

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by GatorClark
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No RSW Transcon Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5974

Re: No RSW Transcon Flights

Finally a post that is right up my alley.. I have lived all but about 6 of my 28 years within reasonable driving distance of RSW. It is the second closest airport to my house by about 12 miles. Only PBI is closer to me. I can attest that there really ISN'T anything to Ft. Myers. It has no claim to f...

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by GatorClark
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortened call signs?
Replies: 25
Views: 3924

Shortened call signs?

Hey guys I don't know if this has been posted before but I was out at FLL planespotting last weekend and aside from some decent shots of your run of the mill narrowbodies, I noticed something that struck me as peculiar as I listened to the LiveATC.net app. I know that NK's callsign is "Spirit W...

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by GatorClark
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping the first A380
Replies: 17
Views: 6828

Re: Scapping the first A380

To be fair, doesn't the protoype of any aircraft model take a severe beating that shortens it's service life? I could be way off about that.. BUT I wholeheartedly agree with you guys.. Not entirely sure where this thread is going with so many initial statements grossly off. And again, the OP does ra...

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by GatorClark
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"
Replies: 85
Views: 12565

Re: AA CEO: "we'll never lose money again"

The CEO of American Airlines says the once-volatile industry has changed so radically that his company will never lose money again. Even in a bad year, Doug Parker says, the world’s biggest airline should earn about $3 billion in profit before taxes. Parker made the declaration at a meeting with an...

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by GatorClark
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162049

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

So for the specific question that I really dont want to read through 14 pages of to find.. What does this mean for the route to RSW? Other than Air Canada & WestJet, (which I personally don't consider truly "International") the Air Berlin flights are our only trans-oceanic internationa...

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by GatorClark
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Next US Destination
Replies: 455
Views: 46448

Re: BA's Next US Destination

CLT and CVG already have TATL service due to being a AA and DL hub respectively. Personally, I think both airports should be dehubbed though, so if in the (highly unlikely) event that ever happened, BA could start service there. As far as that thought goes, that is exactly why I personally could se...

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by GatorClark
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19074

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

$150K of revenue more than covers the gas. Except a 747-400 cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $187,000 an hour to operate. So I'm almost certain it was just operating cost they were charging. Especially when it most likely dead-headed down. Yeah no. Those are AF1 hourly numbers, not your regula...

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by GatorClark
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees
Replies: 91
Views: 19074

Re: DL Sends 744 To Orlando To Pick Up Evacuees

TVNWZ wrote:
$150K of revenue more than covers the gas.


Except a 747-400 cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $187,000 an hour to operate. So I'm almost certain it was just operating cost they were charging. Especially when it most likely dead-headed down.

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by GatorClark
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?
Replies: 237
Views: 17705

Re: When will Nashville (BNA) get a non-stop flight to Europe?

Let me ask this question because it is going over my head (no pun intended)... Why would anyone WANT to start Europe to BNA? I mean we are talking Nashville TENNESSEE right? What is the appeal? As far as I know, Nashville's only real claim to fame is being the Country Music capitol of the world whic...

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by GatorClark
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: rappers claim Delta racial profiling
Replies: 39
Views: 5412

Re: rappers claim Delta racial profiling

Oh yes this is absolutely racism.. They found ONE black guy who didn't listen to crew member instructions and decided to leave his bag in the aisle, and picked on him.. Totally ignoring at least TWO other black guys in the immediate vicinity. I say at least because I have no clue who their manager i...

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by GatorClark
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU court rules age 65 rule 'legal'.
Replies: 18
Views: 4800

Re: EU court rules age 65 rule 'legal'.

Forgive me if this sounds ignorant, but why can't there be no age limit at all? As long as you can pass the physical & mental tests, and continue to be proficient on your type rat(ings), why shouldn't you be allowed to continue flying? Especially considering these two points A) every cockpit has...

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by GatorClark
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 91
Views: 22794

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

I've been in contact with the group that is spearheading this campaign/proposal I guess you could call it. And they have informed me that they are generating more steam for this at UA than DL.. At their request, I came up with something that keeps the United name, but still pays what I believe to be...

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by GatorClark
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27136

Re: The Mighty 757

Will never forget my first time onboard one, turning left after boarding our HP 757 to ORD, cant beat it! Thats actually kind of funny because my first ever 757 flight was on a UA 757 out of DCA bound for ORD.. I wasn't even supposed to be on it, but my flight from CLT-ORD was canceled after severa...

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by GatorClark
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 69625

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

coolian2 wrote:
If you think that picture is generic or anything like that.....you need some new glasses matey.


To be honest, it looks like a cross between a 787-10 and an A330.. To me that is pretty generic.. But that's just my opinion.

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by GatorClark
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory
Replies: 236
Views: 69625

Re: First Delta A350 emerges from the factory

I don't know.. It just seems to me that airliners had a much better look about them 30 years ago. Everything was unique and recognizable. Airliners had a sexiness about them. These just look like another rehash of the same old same old twin jet widebody. I miss the days of planes like the 707, 727, ...

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by GatorClark
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 12284

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

FYI about Brightline...Their service in South Florida (besides the Orlando run) will be downtown Miami to downtown Fort Lauderdale to downtown West Palm on the FEC line. Other than a future direct-access pedestrian walkway to the Metrorail station a few blocks away from the Miami station (which can...

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by GatorClark
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No JetBlue In MIA?
Replies: 114
Views: 12284

Re: Why No JetBlue In MIA?

I don't think its a matter of not being able to afford it but more so along the lines of "Why should they?" Its like you said. There is a huge NYC-MIA market. Why would they want to jump into a market that is heavily saturated with at the very least, AA which I might remind you, is a FORTR...

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by GatorClark
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 41
Views: 4298

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

To be honest, I don't know why more Caribbean-based airlines serve ORD. Caribbean doesn't, Air Jamaica doesn't, (yes I know they are now part of Caribbean) and neither does Bahamas.. Would love to see NAS-ORD come to fruition.

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by GatorClark
Mon May 29, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor
Replies: 41
Views: 4298

Re: Bahamasair and the US West Coast - Rumor

They could always try and operate NAS-ORD if they want Asian connections. Cathay, All Nippon, Korean, JAL & Hainan (hope I spelled that right) all serve ORD. And Chicago is doable on their current aircraft. Although i really do think they need an upgrade.. Maybe some used 737-700's or some new M...

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by GatorClark
Tue May 23, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 5460

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

Continually being made does not mean continually being used... how many 1976-made aircrafts still flying? My point is that one is the by product of the other. Aircraft do indeed wear out. All things do. But if Concorde had been profitable, and there was still a market for it, doesn't it stand to re...

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by GatorClark
Tue May 23, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?
Replies: 85
Views: 12436

Re: Does/Will Boeing Regret "Burning" a 7x7 designation on the 717?

I'm mostly a lurker, be gentile... :) Yes, most of us are Gentiles, but there are also Jews, Muslims and Hindus, along with a few atheists. :) Best response of the day award goes to this right here. You involved all major religions (and lack thereof for the atheists) without starting a religion war...

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by GatorClark
Mon May 22, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 5460

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

As if other planes at the time have been continually used.... Well.. Concorde was introduced in 1976 after the project was started in 1969.. During that same time period, we have seen the 737 introduced in 1968 which is still in service, the 747 introduced in 1969, also still in service (though I w...

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by GatorClark
Mon May 22, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept
Replies: 52
Views: 5460

Re: Cygnus - small supersonic jet concept

As much as I would love to see something like this succeed, they lost me at "small SST"... Concorde was what you would call small, only having about the capacity of a 717 and didn't make enough of a profit (if any if I remember correctly) to warrant continued use. Not to mention as you fol...

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by GatorClark
Tue May 09, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 15706

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

Actually I reverse my opinion. going through the filing there might be an effort, not ALPA led though, to intimidate pilots. Several have been recorded that there is intimidation and a website was created to call out piliots by name who picked up time I'm sorry but I take to heart what my 6th grade...

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by GatorClark
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102451

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

A couple people have mentioned that Boeing would have a stronger case if they still produced the 717. I disagree. The only thing really comparable between the 717 and CSeries is size. The 717 can't do much more than about 3 hours. After that it quickly runs out of fuel capacity and weight. It's a 1...

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by GatorClark
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines that have been all-747
Replies: 59
Views: 7644

Re: Airlines that have been all-747

Wasn't Atlas all 747 for awhile?

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by GatorClark
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 102451

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Oh please. This is stupid. Boeing is mad because the lost an order for a 100 seater to BBD from DL. Maybe if Boeing hadn't ceased production of the 717, they wouldn't be having this "temper tantrum" Bombardier wanted to make a sale. DL told them what it would take and they met that. Get ov...

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by GatorClark
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes
Replies: 107
Views: 20943

Re: Remaining AA MD-80 Routes

I wonder if the ORD MKE flight was an equipment swap. AFAIK ORD-MKE is usually only CR2s. Wait are there SERIOUSLY Chicago-Milwaukee flights?! You could quite literally take Amtrak for most likely the same amount of time when you consider security at the airports versus Amtrak, they have a stop in ...

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by GatorClark
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?
Replies: 41
Views: 3869

Re: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?

Ok, I would normally stay out of these kind of topics but I cannot resist this one. As someone who was trained to be a law enforcement officer here in the state of Florida (though I opted not to persue the career) I can tell you that there are very specific and tactful ways that this should have bee...

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by GatorClark
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines still fly factory-delivered 737 classics?
Replies: 29
Views: 7465

Re: What airlines still fly factory-delivered 737 classics?

Cayman Airways flys the 737-300



Bahamasair still flys the 737-500

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by GatorClark
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"
Replies: 45
Views: 7371

Re: That time when Boeing built "Airbuses"

Primarily sold to Japanese customers Not just primarily, pretty sure it was exclusively. If not, then who else took a 747SR? I did.. I bought one for personal use.. Its sitting on my ocean front property in Arizona.. You just have to cross the Golden Gate to get to it. :duck: Sorry... I couldn't re...

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by GatorClark
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dreadful Liveries
Replies: 74
Views: 10437

Re: Dreadful Liveries

Probably going to catch hell for it, but the can of worms has been opened so here is my opinion.. Personally, I can deal with the livery of every single airline in the world, (minus WOW Air, that purple gives me a headache) just PLEASE dont make me keep looking at the HORRENDOUS new Spirit paint sch...

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by GatorClark
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA-Havana routes approved for 8 carriers
Replies: 102
Views: 17334

Re: USA-Havana routes approved for 8 carriers

Where does Eastern fit into all this? I was thinking, (could be wrong) that they applied for USA-Cuba as well.. Maybe I have bad info. Somebody please clarify or correct me. In a more rhetorical aspect, maybe with the restart of US-Cuba, we will see a new Pan Am restart EYW-HAV.. :lol:

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by GatorClark
Mon May 30, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge
Replies: 167
Views: 39768

RE: Boeing 737 MAX 10 Details Emerge

Personally, I think at this point, with the changes they are proposing for a MAX 10, they might actually be better off with a clean sheet design. The lengthened landing gear is a good idea, along with the bigger engine, but I think they should also slide the wing box a little farther back to counter...

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