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Old 10-17-2003, 01:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Being a stoopid ar$e European, who is Richard P. Bond ?
What's the relation with USPS ?

Also, are all the USPS A/C named ?

Thanks for enlighting me.

Oh ! And... Where's JJ when we need him ?
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What do you mean, because I got two of those aircraft and never saw that name with either...
Maybe I'm confused.
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What do you mean, because I got two of those aircraft and never saw that name with either...
Maybe I'm confused.
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The name may not be printed on the model, but SMA's website shows that there is a name associated with the aircraft: http://www.sma-models.com/400/nr.php
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Oh, okay...then I have no idea! Sorry for my confusion!

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Now that JJ's back posting on this forum, maybe an answer ?
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Being a stoopid ar$e European, who is Richard P. Bond ?
What's the relation with USPS ?

Also, are all the USPS A/C named ?
Not all of the planes are named...but some are (it depends on the operating airline, the postal service doesn't own/operate all the aircraft). So Richard is either a worthy postal worker or somebody who worked for the operating airline (I think Ryan International does most of the flying for USPS).
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Not all of the planes are named...but some are (it depends on the operating airline, the postal service doesn't own/operate all the aircraft). So Richard is either a worthy postal worker or somebody who worked for the operating airline (I think Ryan International does most of the flying for USPS).
Ta for the info.

This one's EMERY's baby.
So the Ryan guy might be Emery related ?!?
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Blast from the past- finally added this today- it's on the way!
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Because the USPS laid the ground work for commercial aviation in the United States, buying this model was a no-brainer.
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Because the USPS laid the ground work for commercial aviation in the United States, buying this model was a no-brainer.
Yes! A treacherous beginning too. Many pilots didn't return from their flights.
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Yes! A treacherous beginning too. Many pilots didn't return from their flights.
Which is why the first pilot group went on strike even before anyone died. But, during the Post Office's airmail operation from 1918 to 1927, expansion on this infant mode of transportation took its toll. 32 pilots died. This gave an airmen's average life span 900 flying hours. It's understandable why the first Superintendent of Airmail Service, Benjamin Lipsner resigned in 1920. Bureaucratic favoritism and the department's BS "Neither snow, nor fog, nor winds, nor torrential rains" attitude would definitely have a huge affect on someone of his caliber.
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Thanks for the background history. 990 hrs. Hs a pretty depressing average. We have have much to be Thsnkful for these days with our mail and freight circling the globe overnight at the click of a mouse. I've been reading the Beechcraft 18 page. Those pilots were flying into some crazy weather too in the recent past.

Enjoy this: USPS 727 arriving LAX
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Quick update: model arrived this afternoon-! Love it-
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Thanks for the background history. 990 hrs. Hs a pretty depressing average. We have have much to be Thsnkful for these days with our mail and freight circling the globe overnight at the click of a mouse. I've been reading the Beechcraft 18 page. Those pilots were flying into some crazy weather too in the recent past.

Enjoy this: USPS 727 arriving LAX
http://youtu.be/P5lcgFYsDy8

Quick update: model arrived this afternoon-! Love it-
Congratulations Herb and great photo of the model! After watching the youtube you posted, I had to do some research on the SMA reg. number. To the best of my knowledge, N428EX belonged to Emery who managed USPS operations. Emery contracted this aircraft as well as other 727s to Ryan International for USPS flights.
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