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General Chat / Largest DOP on a plane
« on: February 06, 2008, 01:45:14 am »
Early in this round I had over 1M on a 732.

Right now, I have four different aircraft all over $500K

Game Data / Lockheed L1011-1 Speed problems
« on: January 21, 2008, 02:31:28 am »
Actually, I think that the comparison between the L-1011 and the DC-10 is pretty accurate.  The Lockheed had advantages in range and speed for the basic variants since it was designed to take advantage of the RB.211, but that powerplant exclusivity also led to it being more expensive after the RR reorg.

I'll still have my fleet of L-1011s, it's just going to take a little longer to assemble it  :?

Game Data / Lockheed L1011-1 Speed problems
« on: January 20, 2008, 06:06:30 pm »
I've actually got two different reference sources on the L-1011.

The first, Lockheed L-1011 TriStar by Philip Birtles, pg 13 - economical cruising speed is Mach 0.85 - 490 knots

The second, TriJets by Robbie Shaw, pg 127 - max cruising speed of the L-1011 is listed as 520 kts, DC-10-10 is 501 kts.

General Chat / Aircraft you have flown in
« on: January 06, 2008, 01:18:51 pm »
A300B4 (Eastern and Air France)
A320 (Air France)

ATR 42 (American Eagle)

707 (not sure which variant) (TWA)
717-200 (AirTran)
727-100/200 (Eastern/Delta/TWA)
737-200/300/400/500/600/700 (Southwest/Delta/Arkia)
747-100/200/400 (Air France/Virgin Atlantic)
757-200 (Delta/American/Eastern)
767-200/300/300ER (Delta)
777-200 (Delta)
Stearman biplane*

CRJ-700 (American Eagle)


DHC-7 (Arkia)

Douglas/McDonnell Douglas
DC-3 (local airline whose name I can't recall)
DC-8 (Super 60 series) (Eastern/Delta)
DC-9 (mainly -10s and -30s) (Eastern/Delta)
MD-81 (American)
MD-82 (American)
MD-83 (American)
MD-88 (Delta)
MD-90 (Delta)

EMB-120 Brasilia (Comair)

L-1011-1,-100,-200,-250,-500 (-1 Eastern and Delta, all others Delta)

New Standard

340B (American Eagle)

I'm sure that there are more that I'm not recalling.

General Chat / Airport experiences
« on: December 30, 2007, 05:49:41 pm »
Let's see:

MCO - east airsides are nice with good views of 17-35.  Lots of shopping in the main terminal and decent food throughout.  Coming through immigration isn't TOO bad as far as immigration goes.  Security lines can be horrible early in the morning for the 6am-7:30am pushes.
ATL - always seem to go into T with a flight departing 45 minutes later from concourse E (over a mile walk).  Food and shopping is decent, but other than the E concourse, the airport is pretty well rundown.  Immigration is a pain in ATL.  Security lines were terrible pre-9/11 and weren't a whole lot better last time through
FLL - nice little airport if slightly rundown the last time I was there.  Shopping and food are minimal, but so is the crowding.  Also used to have some nice viewing areas along the end of the runways with holes precut in the fence for cameras (guessing that might have been a victim of 9/11  :cry: )
MIA - never much cared for it.  Immigration was a OK - it didn't leave a big impression so it must not have been too bad.  Interesting to drive around the 36th St side of the airport, but I'd much prefer FLL instead.
CDG - immigration was very quick.  Decent shopping inside, nice clean terminals.  However, on my last flight they decided to remote load the 747 using scissor buses, resulting in our being over an hour late for departure.
ORY - The most God-awful mass of humanity I have ever seen.
LGW - immigration was decent, airport is nice inside.  Don't care for the way Virgin flies the approaches, but that's not the airport's fault.
TLV - immigration in was very quick.  Immigration out was everything I expected, but the people were friendly and professional.  Not a lot to do in the airport, but it was one of the best overall airport experiences overseas.
ETH - nice facilities, very little to do.  Approach over the Red Sea in a DHC-7 was most cool
MAN - my best memory is of the concrete beams over the car rental area.  Immigration was quick, but renting a car on Boxing Day is not.
MHT - Nice little airport, decent food, not a lot of shopping outside of the normal newsstand.
SFO - love flying into there, always seems to be a pain coming out.  
OAK - much better choice for the Bay Area, lines aren't quite as bad, but not quite as much to do as SFO
SBA - this is my all time favorite airport.  The building dates back to the 30s and has individual waiting rooms for each gate (also has individual security for each gate since you have to walk along the outside of the building to get from the ticket counter to the gate.  Absolutely nothing to do, maybe one coffee stand in the main lobby, but an airport like none other I've ever been through.
CLE - Nice facilities, used to have an open air observation deck on the top of the airside (don't know if it is still there).  The lines were reasonable and the food and shopping was respectable.
HOU - Nice airport, good food selection, shopping isn't too bad.  Only transferred there, so I don't know about the lines, etc.
CRP - Very clean and small facility.  Not a lot in the way of food or shopping (I think one choice on each), but while I was waiting for someone to arrive there, I noticed that the security line very often had no one waiting. :shock:

I've also been through SLC, RNO, CVG (immigration was quick), DFW, DEN (Stapleton), IND, IAH, BWI, IAD and others that I know I've forgotten.

General Chat / whew, it's really cold!
« on: December 29, 2007, 02:12:21 am »
59 and you're in shorts and a t-shirt???  That's sweatshirt and jeans weather!

For what it's worth. it's after 9pm here and getting slightly cool at 72.  Might be time to put on a light jacket  :oops:

General Chat / whew, it's really cold!
« on: December 28, 2007, 03:22:12 pm »
Aye - the A/C is off, but we still have the ceiling fans on....

General Chat / Cybernations (Off Topic)
« on: December 27, 2007, 05:34:55 pm »
Name: The Southland
Population: 3752
Land: 213.820
Infrustructure: 370.00
Happiness: My population loves me :oops:
Soldiers: 525
Alliance: The Democratic Order
Team: Aqua
Ranking: 65.4%

General Chat / Top 10 favourite Aircraft
« on: December 26, 2007, 07:28:29 pm »
1. Lockheed L-1011 - no better ride out there
2. Boeing 727-200 Advanced
3. Boeing 757-200
4. Boeing 767-300ER
5. Boeing 747-400
6. Boeing 767-200
7. Airbus A300B4
8. Douglas DC9-30
9. Boeing 717-200
10. Boeing 737-700

Least favorite:
1. Airbus A320 family
2. Boeing 737-200
3. McDonnell Douglas MD-88
4. Embraer 120 Brasilia
5. ATR 42-500

General Chat / Cybernations (Off Topic)
« on: December 26, 2007, 02:15:02 pm »
Blue Sky - Take a look at The Democratic Order  They have done very well by me.

General Chat / Killian's Forum Adverstisement service NOW OPEN
« on: December 24, 2007, 09:41:23 pm »
Cool!  Looks good!  Thanks for the quick turnaround  :P

General Chat / Killian's Forum Adverstisement service NOW OPEN
« on: December 24, 2007, 03:46:23 pm »
Airline Name: OA Air
Airline ID: 7772
Slogan: Serving the South Since 1953
Colour Scheme: Don't really have one
Aircraft or place in background: Prefer an aircraft, but it isn't a real strong preference....

General Chat / Lufthansa bought Connies
« on: December 19, 2007, 08:53:20 pm »
I've seen the one at Fantasy of Flight.  It is still in the Lufthansa colors - turns out that at one time it was the aircraft that Adenauer used it as his official transport when he was chancellor.  The paint is looking pretty ratty, but it is still a beautiful airplane...

For a long time one of the other aircraft was stored at SFB before being move to Opa-Locka.  I saw it in both places and somewhere have some pics of it in Miami.

General Chat / Reply!!!!!!
« on: December 08, 2007, 06:42:43 pm »
I completely understand CornField.  There are few statements that could be more true.

Real Name: Chris
Age: mid-30s
Birthday: very early in June
Born in: Orlando, FL
Hobby: running, model building, trains, spending time with family
Favorite Airplane: Lockheed L-1011 - except for the old Eastern ones, I also like the 757 and 767-300
Best idea I ever had: going to work for an airline
Worst idea I ever had: going to work for an airline

I had a blast working for them, but the pay was terrible, the hours weren't much better and the opportunity to move up in the company was severely limited.  And I have to admit, I do really enjoy my current job which at least still has connections to aerospace...

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