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Forum: 1:400 Models 05-30-2016, 12:59 PM
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Posted By FLYFRONTIER
RioSul/Varig Embraer 145 ERJ for sale

A rare RioSul/Varig Embraer 145 ERJ up for auction.

Tucano 1 400 Rio Sul Embraer Emb 145 | eBay...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 04-04-2007, 04:00 PM
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Views: 562
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Re: Pilot job

The majority of first/second officers at these airlines come from ab initio training programs. These are kids (early 20s) selected by the airlines. Unless you are Japanese and have the necessary...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 03-12-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,948
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Re: Today's Cool Shot

If you think that was vicious, you should have seen the post before I edited it. :envy:

I apologize if my post was too offensive, and I guess it was seeing as how it has been removed (first time...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 11-05-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,296
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
I hope that what you are saying is just the...

I hope that what you are saying is just the presses uniformed way of reporting but sadly this whole thing sounds like a witch hunt. The reason that I say this is that from day one, it sounds like...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-24-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 15,365
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
With all this about the Northwest 720, I decided...

With all this about the Northwest 720, I decided to take mine out of the cabinet for some close inspection. What I noticed is that the wings do not have a smooth surface, rather it looks almost as...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 10-24-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,296
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
That is just it Santos, a lot of errors occurred....

That is just it Santos, a lot of errors occurred. Modern airline travel is so safe, that not just a simple error will cause an accident of this magnitude. Many things occurred here that led to the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-24-2006, 01:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,932
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
OK, I guess that you were referring the the newly...

OK, I guess that you were referring the the newly announced Gemini Jets BAe, so I apologise to you for misunderstanding your words. :o

However this does not change the fact that we have no fewer...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 10-24-2006, 12:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,296
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
That may have been their filed altitude, but it...

That may have been their filed altitude, but it is very common for aircraft to fly at altitudes other than filed to accommodate other traffic, or to take advantage of better winds or rides. Thus the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-14-2006, 03:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,932
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
That is a WONDERFUL Question. I will venture my...

That is a WONDERFUL Question. I will venture my guess based upon my years in this collecting game we call a hobby.

Because for the most part, none of the people who commission the manufacture of...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 10-01-2006, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,311
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Is that what they call it now? Culture :rolleyes:

Is that what they call it now? Culture :rolleyes:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-29-2006, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,032
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
The colors on the Dragon are off, but the mold...

The colors on the Dragon are off, but the mold that Phoenix is using for their 747-200s is a sorry joke. So if you want a model of this aircraft it really comes down to this: Good mold and slightly...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-29-2006, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
At long last, another Avianca model to grace my...

At long last, another Avianca model to grace my collection. A great subject on one of Dragon's better molds. Assuming they get it right (seeing as how they screwed up the LAN A340), this could be...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 09-09-2006, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,346
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
I don't know what kind of stuff you are smoking...

I don't know what kind of stuff you are smoking dude, but there are a lot more molds missing from GJ than just the A300! :rolleyes:
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 08-27-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
And yet, this aircraft like all the others has...

And yet, this aircraft like all the others has passed the FAA and JAA evacuation requirements. I would rather take their word for it.

Thankfully, while all you "experts" go about Monday morning...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-14-2006, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Without question, these would all be wonderful...

Without question, these would all be wonderful models!

But PLEASE do not forget the Caravelle!
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-13-2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,246
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Fokk Yeah!!! :D

Fokk Yeah!!! :D
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-13-2006, 08:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,246
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Figures, we will see Johnny Quest and Haji too in...

Figures, we will see Johnny Quest and Haji too in 1:400 before I get my Fokker Jets and Dash 8s :cry:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-13-2006, 02:28 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,246
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
DAMN! THERE'S SOME ORIGINAL THINKING! Mr....

DAMN! THERE'S SOME ORIGINAL THINKING!

Mr. Klien, if you would start cranking out Brazil Nuts and Dash's you wouldn't have to worry about the pissing contest with Blue Box, you'd have to worry...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-12-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
But isn't there also a pearlecent quality to the...

But isn't there also a pearlecent quality to the paint? In some very direct lighting the color appears almost silver.

Despite the fact that they looked purple under interior lighting,...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-08-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Because it's fun to watch you get all riled up!

Why can't you accept the fact that I might find the tail on the BBX Tristar acceptable but the nose on the Dragon 763 not acceptable? My opinion may differ from yours, but is it any less valid?
...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-08-2006, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
I didn't accuse you of being a racist!

Interesting, do you have the scientific data to back those numbers up? Maybe the BBX Tristar is only off by 11,000% ?

Or maybe judgement is in the eye of the viewer? Since you are not one of the...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-08-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
I find it interesting that you will have a...

I find it interesting that you will have a conniption fit when the S Duct on the "Crap Box" Tristar is mentioned but seem perfectly happy about the nose on Dragon's 767-300.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-07-2006, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
104 XRs 140 LRs/EPs 30 135ERs/LRs ;)

104 XRs
140 LRs/EPs
30 135ERs/LRs

;)
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-07-2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Wow, can someone confirm this? Please tell me...

Wow, can someone confirm this? Please tell me why is it that ERJs don't like turbulent skies?

You are right, I don't get to fly much in the back of ERJs, so I guess I missed these. ;)

BTW I...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-05-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
What is a "serious collector"? How can one be...

What is a "serious collector"? How can one be knowledgeable about collecting? These are stupid little toys. If you are looking at these from a standpoint of collecting, then I would advise moving...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 08-04-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,634
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
I have compared these two molds side by side and...

I have compared these two molds side by side and can tell you there is a lot more to the Blue Box mold than simply a Dragon copy.

Once again, you seem to be amazed at the fact that two molds of...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-28-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,562
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
I picked up a Hogan/Herpa ANA 747-400D in Japan...

I picked up a Hogan/Herpa ANA 747-400D in Japan last month and the mold that they are using now is outstanding. Maybe the BigBird mold edges it out, but it is clearly superior to the Dragon, Gemini...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-28-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
I didn't know that Continental Express flew ERJs?...

I didn't know that Continental Express flew ERJs?

When did this happen?
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-19-2006, 12:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,618
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
How in the world did a respectable institution...

How in the world did a respectable institution like ASU get mixed up with Ornstein?

If you truly love avitiation, you owe it to yourself to go the honest way. Going to a RJ at 250 hours is like...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-19-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,246
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Of course this mold looks like Dragon's! And...

Of course this mold looks like Dragon's! And imagine the gall of BBX? This model doesn't only look like a Dragon A300, but also looks like an Airbus A300! I agree with you, it is just too...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-16-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Thanks Richie, Now how are you coming on...

Thanks Richie,

Now how are you coming on that FAA Instrument Written? :D
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-16-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Where are you going to be doing your flight...

Where are you going to be doing your flight training? In California?

Flying for one of the Asian carriers is certainly attractive, especially given the plight of US majors. But the Asian market...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-16-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Although SkyWest is based in Utah, they have a...

Although SkyWest is based in Utah, they have a large route network and quite a few other bases. If Utah is not your thing, then you could easily be based out of LAX, SFO, DEN, ORD, and PDX just to...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 07-16-2006, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
If those are the only options they are giving...

If those are the only options they are giving you, I'd find another flight academy!

ACA is gone (they became Independence before they died).
Comair was once a great place, but has been undercut...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2006, 01:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,618
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Please People -- Do not confuse me with this guy...

Please People -- Do not confuse me with this guy :rolleyes:
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-14-2006, 01:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,618
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
It is hardly new news although the video has just...

It is hardly new news although the video has just been released. We received an FIL right after it happened as it is possible to loose nose-wheel steering if there is an electrical hydraulic pump...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 07-14-2006, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,375
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
500mm! WoW!!!! Were you using a tripod, is...

500mm! WoW!!!!

Were you using a tripod, is it a stabilized lens? My first guess would be that your lack of clarity is probably due to camera shake. That long of an objective coupled with what...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-01-2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
The same way almost every airliner has had some...

The same way almost every airliner has had some slight changes performed on it from "design freeze" to operation and even post operation. Some such as the MD-11 and Tristar have had far more than...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 07-01-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,645
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Why do you have such a hardon for this mold? So...

Why do you have such a hardon for this mold? So yes, for me and many collectors, an Air Force One 7E7 is not too interesting, but how is this a money grab or damaging the hobby (as if collecting toy...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-26-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,067
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
So other than Russia being a place where late...

So other than Russia being a place where late middle aged Americans can trade money for the attention of women far beyond their ability to get in the States, are there any other attractions that make...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-25-2006, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Or after... (depending on which way you are...

Or after... (depending on which way you are going).
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 06-22-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
California One has to be one of Gemini's best...

California One has to be one of Gemini's best efforts ever! I'd really like to see more releases on the improved mold.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-22-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Here is the link ...

Here is the link

http://www.airlinebuzz.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8374

If you are not already a member, you will have to register.
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-22-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
I've compared the Dragon and Phoenix side by side...

I've compared the Dragon and Phoenix side by side and I think the Dragon's cockpit is equally screwed up, just in a different way. Otherwise the Gemini mold is far better. If my "passion" for...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-22-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
This model is a disappointment. First it is on...

This model is a disappointment. First it is on the older 737-300 mold and not on the newer mold as seen on Gemini's excellent Southwest California One. Second, they have decided to change the nose...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-18-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Yes, this one was a continuation from MEX (I...

Yes, this one was a continuation from MEX (I think). It seems that GRU-GIG is common for the US carriers as well as the Houston Continental 764 stops at GRU before finishing in GIG.

I work for...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-18-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Santos, Sadly both AA and DL have gotten...

Santos,

Sadly both AA and DL have gotten rid of their MD-11s. Right off the top of my head I believe the only PAX MD-11 operators in the world are Varig, KLM, Thai, Finnair, and World. So it...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-18-2006, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Brazil was wonderful (of course, you already know...

Brazil was wonderful (of course, you already know that ;) ) I only spent about 2 days in Curitiba proper. The rest was spent on a horse ranch about 100 km outside the city. I also spent about 5...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 05-17-2006, 11:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
I hope so! The loss of VARIG would be on par...

I hope so! The loss of VARIG would be on par with the loss of PanAm and TWA. VARIG was one of the world's pioneering airlines and a true "Star of Brazil." I fortunately had the opportunity to...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-17-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By FLYFRONTIER
Post I wish to state for the record, that my Jr....

I wish to state for the record, that my Jr. Woodchuck doppelganger is in no way to be confused with me! :rolleyes:
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