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by friendlyskies22
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15814

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

The CX bird coming to the MOF was #1 off the assembly line. N777UA was #7 but was the first one delivered
and flown by a carrier. #2,3,4, & 5 off the line also went to UA and are all still flying. #6 is operated by BA.
#8 & 9 are already scrapped.

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15814

Re: First 777 ever built heading to Museum of Flight

Yes, the CX 777 is significant and will be a beautiful addition to the M-O-F in Seattle. Thanks Rock3tman for your great contribution re 777 testing. Another 777, line #7, N777UA is also significant, in that it is the first 777 delivered, fully 5 years before the CX bird, and was placed in service b...

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 150
Views: 35880

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The Cathay Pacific bird wasn't delivered until 2000. I believe the first production delivery was Line #7 N777UA delivered in May of 1995, making it 23.1 years old, and currently still active. Line #'s 2-6 were delivered later; some were probably test aircraft. Sure would be nice if UA could preserve...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 317
Views: 30704

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Hi AV8R: All good points, I realize North Island would be an access challenge. Re Miramar, the last time I looked at Google Maps, I saw a huge area to both the east and south with nothing but open land, and to the north seems to be base housing and warehouses. I understand that there is a NIMBY infl...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 317
Views: 30704

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Re: SAN overcrowding, 25MM pax in 2018?? “Our little airport” isn’t little anymore. Time to stop putting band-aids on the terminals and get serious about a move. How about: KNKX, (Miramar) 2 runways, great freeway access. Two sides with very few neighbors. Send Marine aviation to Pendleton and Lemoo...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri May 11, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have
Replies: 20
Views: 2739

Re: What effect would a RNWY extension at OGG have

Re OGG, the existing 7000' and 5000' runways seem to handle traffic OK; gate space with long turns seems to be an increasing problem. OGG handles 77A's daily with UA and AA, and UA occasionally runs a 77W in there from SFO. The field has handled 747-SP's and has no problem with AF C-17's. No 739's a...

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by friendlyskies22
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5166

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

Too bad their 737-200's weren't scrapped back 10 years ago, but no, they are still flying as Aloha Air Cargo,
waking up HawaII residents with those JT8D's blasting at fun times like midnight and 5 am daily.

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5166

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

another interesting routing they did was SMF-BUR-OGG RT.
Pretty amazing today that there isn't any LA area-Hawaii service
besides LAX.

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by friendlyskies22
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Registration N760 Douglas DC-3 Spirit Of Seventy Six
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Registration N760 Douglas DC-3 Spirit Of Seventy Six

N760 is currently registered to the Falcon. According to FAA records, the DC-3 was registered with the N number in 1950 and de-registered in 1982. It appears the DC-3 is still at the Flight Path Museum, altho they don't appear to have a website, which is kinda strange. From photos, the N number appe...

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by friendlyskies22
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28535

Re: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails

any word on dispo of N773UA? Engine change at HNL? Obviously needs some cowling work as well.
New engine arrived yet? Any other structural damage found?
Keep 'er flying!

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by friendlyskies22
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 on the move
Replies: 19
Views: 6518

Re: United 747 on the move

A scrapper location, Charlotte Aircraft Corp located there. From Wikipedia: "Laurinburg-Maxton Airport (34°47′31″N 079°21′57″W): The company has a sizable operation at Laurinburg-Maxtion Airport where it flies in aircraft and reduces them to parts. Aircraft such as 747s, 737s, 727s, DC-10 and D...

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Aircraft Maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 862

United Aircraft Maintenance

Seems like a LOT of UA aircraft maintenance is being performed at locations other than the SFO Maintenance Base. Why is this? I’m seeing work done at HOU, DLH, LCQ, MIA, MCO, IAH, SAT, RFD, ILN, AMA, FTW, VCV, CWF, and overseas locations HKG, XMN, PEK, PVG. Is this due to the huge fleet size, cheape...

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318281

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

"SFO doesn't have the room to store a B747. There's No public access"

How about the old World/UA 747 hangar at OAK? A UA Museum?
Probably room in there for a 747, and 3-4 smaller ex-UA aircraft??
Plenty of retired UA folks to run it.
Delta can do it successfully (in ATL), why not UA?

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 5168

Re: Expansion at OAK airport

Re: OAK, what's happening with the old World 747 hangar?

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 428
Views: 91855

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

any idea how long the SFO-HNL 7Nov acft will remain in HNL? Public tours?
....
No UA 744 to a museum?? How come?

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747
Replies: 42
Views: 6250

Re: UA video - A fond farewell to the Boeing 747

No UA 744 to an aviation museum?
.
Sad...........

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by friendlyskies22
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 428
Views: 91855

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

How about the return flight HNL-SFO? (Or maybe HNL-VCV...?!)

And how about a donation to a aviation museum???

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 744 utilization with full fleet
Replies: 21
Views: 3028

Re: United 744 utilization with full fleet

"I did LAX-DEN on a UA 744 a few times in between '97 and '99. Always thought it was odd."

As a LAX gate agent, I worked a 742 LAX-DEN flight back in the 70's (HNL-LAX tag) and they did a full
cocktail/dinner service in 1 hour 48 minutes in F and Y. Pretty incredible.

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is VCV publicly accessible?
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Is VCV publicly accessible?

Re VCV, no way. It's an public airport, with security like any other operating airport. Most the retired/stored aircraft are directly adjacent to the 15,000' Runway 17/35. Some aircraft could be returned to service, so airlines/manufacturers would not want someone wandering around. The airport is us...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is there a 747-200 cockpit on public display in U.S.?
Replies: 8
Views: 1057

Re: Is there a 747-200 cockpit on public display in U.S.?

There's a cockpit and FC section of a Flying Tigers 747-100 at the Hiller Museum in San Carlos, CA
(just south of SFO).
Last time I sat in there I had plenty of time to look things over and pretend I was the pilot. Nice.

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 428
Views: 91855

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

No UA 744 to a Museum?

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64633

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

good discussion...
.
"We learn from our mistakes..."

...and we learn from our near-misses as well...
.

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by friendlyskies22
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 31111

Re: UA Destroys $42,000 Wheelchair

Firstly, "Terminal D" lets avoid the sensationalist language. The item appears to be damaged, not destroyed. I am guessing this was a last minute add to the cargo pit, so it went into the manual pit vs. containerized. It probably should have been crated, not just placed in the pit unsecure...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: June 14 - last scheduled UA 747 from NRT
Replies: 26
Views: 5389

Re: June 14 - last scheduled UA 747 from NRT

N174UA now showing VCV-MEI (Meridan, MS) ??
New scrapper facility, along with TUP (Tupelo, MS)?
Google maps and street view doesn't indicate many aircraft sitting around...
Wonder why it went to VCV for a few hours?

Hope they save one for Fleet Week SF in October,
and any word on a Museum donation?

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by friendlyskies22
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights at SJC and SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3526

Re: International flights at SJC and SAN

irelayer said: The limiting factor is the airport and it's many limitations, not the size of the demand, and that's the truth. The only option for a new airport is dual-use at Miramar, and that's never going to happen. ... If SAN government doesn't push for a Miramar facility they are really missing...

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by friendlyskies22
Fri May 26, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 13588

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

UA 266 Jan 18, 1969, 4 minutes after takeoff from LAX. B727 was dispatched with one generator inop. Acft lost an engine on climb, then the 3rd generator shut down, shutting off all power to instruments. The crew could not find the backup power switch in the darkness and became disoriented over the o...

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by friendlyskies22
Sat May 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Domestic 777 Seat Layout
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: UA Domestic 777 Seat Layout

Only 777's from IAH to Hawaii are to HNL, not KOA. If your origin point is MCI, you'd be making 2
plane changes, one in IAH and another in HNL to HA. Probably easier to go MCI-SFO-KOA.
Once you pass the west coast, not much to see out the window, unless you like looking at water...

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by friendlyskies22
Tue May 02, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5230

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

while we're discussing UA and Hawaii, one of the interesting flights that UA operated to HNL occurred on August 19, 1974. The aircraft, a DC-8-62 had a stretcher set up over the C/D seats in FC, and the passenger travelling JFK-HNL was Charles Lindbergh. For those of you under 40, I have a link belo...

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by friendlyskies22
Mon May 01, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5230

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

to add to the airport list, don't forget:
Chuuk TKK
Kosrae KSA
Pohnpei PNI
and Kwajalein KWA

KWA is where the USAF sent the Minuteman III 5 days ago from Vandenberg AFB

You can't get off there to stretch your legs while flying the UA 738 Island Hopper,
as it's a military base

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by friendlyskies22
Mon May 01, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5230

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

The Boeing 377, a derivative of the B-29 first flew to Hawaii with Pan Am in 1949. UA flew the model
to Hawaii in January, 1950. The aircraft had maintenance problems with the huge engines. There were
only 55 built.

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by friendlyskies22
Mon May 01, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5230

UA Hawaii Anniversary

70 years ago today, UA began service between SFO-HNL, utilizing Douglas DC-6 aircraft. The flight took 8 1/2 hours. There was no commercial air service between the mainland and the islands during the war. Compare UA flight times with Pan Am in 1940. That service took 17 hours to make the trip, using...

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by friendlyskies22
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 318281

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Re UA 744 retirements, I wonder why some are going to TUP and others to VCV?
Maybe TUP birds are scapper bound and newer VCV birds are just active storage?
N182UA has 26 years, 2 of the VCV birds are only 20 years old.

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by friendlyskies22
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 88853

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Hello SanFan: a couple things 1) has the TIJ/CBX operation affected SAN numbers at all? 2) Hopefully with UA rethinking domestic service, perhaps your airport will see one of the 19 reconfigured domestic 777's for ORD or east coast service. (HNL or OGG service would be nice also.) 3. Keep thinking N...

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Start ORD/EWR-SJC
Replies: 37
Views: 4874

Re: UA To Start ORD/EWR-SJC

Great news, now how about some SJC-HNL & OGG service, altho hard to compete with HA WB service.
Maybe UA could start putting some of those reconfigured 777's on the route?

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by friendlyskies22
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 88853

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

Hi SanFan: Has there been any recent discussion on moving SAN to NKX (Miramar)? Everyone knows the facility/location shortcomings at SAN, and NKX resolves most of those shortcomings, including excellent freeway access, double runways, huge amounts of open space to the east and west. Send those Marin...

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by friendlyskies22
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 732 Ever Get Replaced?
Replies: 71
Views: 16167

RE: Will The 732 Ever Get Replaced?

wanna see some -200s? Head over to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>/ITO/KOA/LIH/<acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym> and watch Aloha Air Cargo run their cargo flights, al...

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by friendlyskies22
Sun May 22, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Announcement / Event June 2
Replies: 187
Views: 37754

RE: UA Announcement / Event June 2

FA Contract?
Only 6 years in the making...

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