Bill Bridges - 9S1
(Top Gun)
12/06/13 11:23 AM
Junior's New Ride



Still "Junior" and only 16 hours to go. :-))

the other bill


C.L. Manno
(AVSIG Member)
12/06/13 12:04 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

Sign me up!

On second thought, the international division flies 14-16 days a month for < 80 hours of pay, all-nighter at least one way, away from home half the month.

I'm flying > 90 hours a month (offsets their higher equipment rate) in 14-15 days a month, home every night, off all weekends and holidays, afternoons only (allows my university direct deposit, which I'd have to give up with a three day trip schedule).

Pretty, but I'll have to pass.


Randy Sohn
(Gradn Exlated Ordre of teh Fyling Fingres)
12/06/13 03:58 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

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Still "Junior" and only 16 hours to go. :-))

the other bill




That looks suspiciously like a computer depiction to me, not a real one? The last AA whale I saw had only three portholes on the upper deck? I.e., a -100.

best, randy


Bill Bridges - 9S1
(Top Gun)
12/06/13 05:28 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

B747-800 at Kai Tak. If you look close you'll see the "checkerboard" in the background. :-))

the other bill


C.L. Manno
(AVSIG Member)
12/06/13 05:43 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

Quote:

Quote:


Still "Junior" and only 16 hours to go. :-))

the other bill




That looks suspiciously like a computer depiction to me, not a real one? The last AA whale I saw had only three portholes on the upper deck? I.e., a -100.

best, randy




Yup--we had two shortys for the Australia service, while it lasted. I think we stopped that route around 98, 97 maybe?

As I recall, somebody crunched a wingtip parking one of them, hit the adjacent jet bridge that was out of position. Which is why no one really has any confidence in wing walkers.


Randy Sohn
(Gradn Exlated Ordre of teh Fyling Fingres)
12/06/13 09:28 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

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Yup--we had two shortys for the Australia service




Mmmmm, forgot about the SPs you guys had, wuz thinking' of those dash 100s, didn't one end up with NASA to carry the space shuttle (after it left Roswell)?

best, randy


sreyoB yrraL
(AVSIG Member)
12/06/13 10:33 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

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That looks suspiciously like a computer depiction to me, not a real one?



(Pssst... That's why it's in the Flight Sims section. <g>)


sreyoB yrraL
(AVSIG Member)
12/06/13 10:34 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

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B747-800



No such thing.

Boeing changed the numbering convention after the -400. The new design is the B747-8. No "00".


C.L. Manno
(AVSIG Member)
12/06/13 10:42 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

Yes--the silver NASA bird carrying the shuttle was an old AA -100.

Richard Duxbury (Dux)
(Top Gun)
12/07/13 11:24 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

Well, it's fun to look at this computer picture. And the old dog food checker board warning sign during the circle approach to -now long closed- old Hong Hong.

Meanwhile, the merger will continue -and the wide bodies must include B-777/A-330/many Boeing 767's -and perhaps I'm forgetting some -but no B-747's.

I wish Junior would not keep reminding me about schedules I never had -but then, he still has that 40% pay cut, now 12 years old.

Regards,

Dux -driving my now old narrow body Lexus in Tucson.


B. Butler (Oregonian)
(Top Gun)
12/08/13 03:47 PM
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Yes--the silver NASA bird carrying the shuttle was an old AA -100.




As I recall, it was this one:



Ralph Jones
(Top Gun)
12/08/13 04:03 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

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"If it weren't for seasickness, all the world would be sailors."

Charles Darwin



Given the 19th Century context, he might have more appropriately said "...all the world would be upper-class passengers." <g>


B. Butler (Oregonian)
(Top Gun)
12/08/13 05:48 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

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"If it weren't for seasickness, all the world would be sailors."

Charles Darwin



"...all the world would be upper-class passengers." <g>




Given where and what he was sailing, I'd give him more credit than that implies.


Ralph Jones
(Top Gun)
12/08/13 05:57 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

Well, yeah, that ship was a bit of a dog...;-)

Randy Sohn
(Gradn Exlated Ordre of teh Fyling Fingres)
12/08/13 07:42 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

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As I recall, it was this one:




Could well be, painted some bogus Colombia airline name on it for some film, dunno. All I do remember was it was like that one in that it was a three-holer, gone to Roswell for storage and then to NASA - as did the later JAL whale.

best, randy


B. Butler (Oregonian)
(Top Gun)
12/08/13 09:39 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

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Well, yeah, that ship was a bit of a dog...;-)




Shame!


B. Butler (Oregonian)
(Top Gun)
12/08/13 09:43 PM
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Colombia airline name on it for some film




In which I had a minor (off-camera) role.



Jeff Hartmann CIC
(Top Gun)
12/09/13 07:55 AM
Re: Junior's New Ride

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In which I had a minor (off-camera) role.





"LINE!"


Reams Goodloe
(Top Gun)
12/13/13 09:38 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride



Seems he didn't have the stomach for the sea...

http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/schools/2...uld-be-sailors/


- Reams-


B. Butler (Oregonian)
(Top Gun)
12/14/13 08:08 PM
Re: Junior's New Ride

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Seems he didn't have the stomach for the sea...





That's what I had read also, but he seemed to enjoy it despite his mal de mer.



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