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Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 06-12-2016, 07:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,796
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Airbus A380: The Death Watch Begins!

You are in need of help for your delusions, the A380 white elephants will be mouldering away in the desert whilst Classic 747 freighters still earn their tay let alone the magnificent 400, and -8,...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 06-01-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Memorial Day Fly-overs

I was flying the Yankee Air Forces C-47 and my wife was flying the YAF B-25 on Monday all over greater Detroit and its environs in remembrance of our honored dead.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-15-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,987
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: JFox Northwest 747s

I chased one of those on the Canarsie approach going into JFK in a 727, didn't catch them though : )
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 05-06-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,311
Posted By TONY727747C47
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 05-06-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Et tu JetBlue?

It will save a lot of jobs in Montreal
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-04-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,807
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Boeing 2707-300

I'm one ..... !!!
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 05-04-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Boeing 2707

My dream is a swing wing in Pan Am colors: )
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-22-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Wright Bothers - First Flight - N-O-T

First flight 12/17/1903, sorry
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-22-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,375
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: The F-22 possibly making a return

Borders are one thing, international waters are another, we could have burned down that Flanker beyond the horizon if we had wanted to, the russians can probe , and buzz all they want at sea, however...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 04-21-2016, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
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Forum: 1:1 Scale Military Aviation 04-20-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By TONY727747C47
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-18-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,343
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: AIR NORTH - Yukon's Airline

Outstanding thread !!!
Forum: Airport Creations 04-07-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,680
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Walter Sobchak's Kennedy Airport

My JFK of dreams was '65 to '75, first generation jets, last of the big props, early jumbos, thunder, smoke, classic liveries, all viewed at 500-800 agl from my familias back yard, up close and...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 04-04-2016, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,710
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Hobby Master HL9019 USN Lockheed WV-2 Warning Star, VW-13, NAS Patuxent River

I used to watch these actually visit JFK and FBF in the early 1960's, love them : )
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 04-02-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: GJ B747-8i Lufhansa Retro & B737-800W Qantas Retro Roo II

I've seen the retro 747-8i at both EWR and JFK, I remember the original 747-100's at JFK along with the 707s at JFK in the 70's, I love the livery.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 04-02-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,442
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Boeing 747 Rollout Image

My favorite front office/ride along with the DC-3,and the 727, I spent 3 and a 1/2 glorious years in the Classic and 400, love this jet.
Forum: What if ??? 03-29-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By TONY727747C47
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 03-12-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By TONY727747C47
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 03-07-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,510
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: petition for the more freequent use of the GJ200 727 mould

I want a Champion Air 727-200ADV , N696CA, THE 727 I flew on the JFK-CUN run and the JFK- Punta Cana run back in 03 when we were the last scheduled pax 727s out of JFK. : )
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 02-28-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,662
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Last Flight for First Boeing 727

They are not raising the gear, and are leaving the flaps at 15 degrees the whole flight,it is a true ferry flight ,I can't wait to see the video. My first jet was the 727, I was blessed to grace all...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 02-23-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,409
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Planespotting at home with new Binoculars!

15 x is the magnification , 70 mm is the diameter of the lenses . These are probably the most powerful binos you can use without a tripod. For astronomy,or airplane spotting they are outstanding.
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 02-22-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,409
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Planespotting at home with new Binoculars!

Celestron Skymasters 15x70 for around 50 $ on Amazon, best value, you can see the moons of Jupiter, the M42 nebula in Orion's sword, or the livery of an LH747-8 , Swiss A340, RAM 787 pulling...
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 02-22-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,486
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: 1/60 UAL Boeing SST swingwing

When I was a kid in the 1960's I got the swing wing 2707 in Pan Am colors for Christmas, loved it, it broke my heart when Boeing cancelled it.
Forum: General Squawk Talk 02-16-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,242
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Chuck Yeager

I vote for Roland Beamont for his Hurri' time alone : )
Forum: Custom Made Models 02-13-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Custom IF200 Condor 747

I used to watch them descending into EWR on charters in the early and mid 70's when I was a kid in Jersey, there were no regularly scheduled 747s into Newark till PE's in the early 1980's, they were...
Forum: 1:1 Scale Commercial Aviation 01-16-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Il-76MF anybody?

The Il-76 reminds me of a Klingon battle cruiser, I have shared many a ramp with them in Central, and Southern Asia.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-16-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,357
Posted By TONY727747C47
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 01-16-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Concorde Pan am & BA/AF

Would have loved to have seen the Pan Am at JFK : )
Forum: Other Scales & Antique Models 01-11-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Large iran air westway models england concord 1/72 scale airline display 34"

NY had those offices too along 5th avenue, everything from TAP , SAS, BWIA , Loftliedir, et al, I loved the big models, 707s, 747s, DC-8s, BOAC VC-10s, my sister and I would check them all out and...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 01-09-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Oregon militia standoff

All hat no cattle
Forum: General Squawk Talk 01-08-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 528
Views: 83,853
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: My Other hobbies... What's yours?

Flying DC-3s and other classics, rugby, writing, aviation history , having my heart broken by the Mets ( not this year : ). )
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-27-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,074
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: NEW moulds for the next year...?

A Braniff sky blue jelly bean 707-227 that gets the color right !!! : )
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-27-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,495
Posted By TONY727747C47
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-27-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Bristol Freighter in 1:200

All freighters are beautiful : )
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-27-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: KLM 747's

Big fan of KLM from my days flying freight in and out of Schipol, that livery looked good on everything from the City Hopper thru the Big Mama 400, I remember their stretch 8's descending over Queens...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-25-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,711
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: A "National" holiday greet N77772

I used to love to watch the National 747s arc up and away over Jamaica Bay and
the Rockaways out of JFK in the early 1970's, when everybody flew 747s both foreign, and domestic, a classic livery,on...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 12-25-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,081
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: BOAC - The Original Speedbird

When I was a kid gazing up at the Canarsie approach at JFK in the pre 747 days my favorite airliner to spot was the VC-10 , with the golden Speedbird on the tail, and the Whoooosh !!!of those RR...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 12-16-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,077
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Corgi AA27604 RAF Hawker Hurricane Mk.I, No.80 Sqn, Maleme, Crete 1941

It is my dream to fly a Hurricane one day, my favorite fighter of WW2.
Forum: Airliner Shows & Conventions 12-16-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,336
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: DETROIT AVIATION and AIRLINE COLLECTIBLES SHOW 2016

We will be selling rides in the C-47!!!
Forum: General Squawk Talk 12-13-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Heathrow 1958

For a kid growing up under the Canarsie approach at JFK, the late 60's thru mid 80's were phenomenal, 707s, DC8s, 727s, DC9s, VC10s, Cv880/990s , and the last of the big props, giving way to the big...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 12-12-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Heathrow 1958

We used to try to infiltrate JFK in the early 1970s and try to get as close to the airplanes as possible, I remember watching a PAN AM Cargo 747 take off of 22R one late night, hanging out near the...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 12-01-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,041
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Falling in love with trijets

The 727 is my favorite tripe, my first jet, it exceeded the hype , it's essence was speed, beauty ,and joy expressed in black smoke and heavy metal thunder, I flew every seat, she was my first jet...
Forum: General Squawk Talk 11-28-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,625
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: No US airstrikes in Syria since Russia deployed S-400 systems

Yes, the Russians have been very impressive so far, their dumb bombs missing by a country mile, cruise missiles crashing into Iran, and their Sukhois shot down by Turks in a F-16, we are shivering in...
Forum: 1:400 Scale Model Aircraft 11-21-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Yesterday's Airlines - 1 Year Down

I have it bookmarked : )
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 11-18-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Herpa Alitalia 'Baci' 747-200

Alitalia 747s were among my favorites to spot at JFK growing up, I flew one to Rome and back in 1975, lovely livery.
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-26-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,328
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Canadair CL-44J of Loftleidir - SkyClassics 200

When did Loftleidir retire the CL-44's ? I don't recall seeing any beyond the late 1960's.
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-26-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,805
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Corgi 1/72 DC-3 repaint

I like the weathered look,a friend of mine made a custom model of my beloved N68363, a freight dog DC-3 ne' C-47,that I flew during the non sched cargo wars of the 1990s, her paint is slightly...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-23-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,328
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Canadair CL-44J of Loftleidir - SkyClassics 200

This is one I want, when I was a kid near JFK in the 60's the sight and sound of this airplane was stirring, a true gem and the last of the big props ( international)operating regularly out of...
Forum: Military Model Aircraft 10-05-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,105
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: New HM Hurricane: HA8605 MkI RF-A of 303Sqn

Now overall the Spitfire was the superior fighter there is no disputing that, but in the moment at hand ,the Summer and Fall of 1940, the Hurricane slew the lions share of the enemy including...
Forum: 1:200 Scale Model Aircraft 10-04-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,549
Posted By TONY727747C47
Re: Which Era of Aviation Do You Collect? - Survey

Love them all, I was blessed to be part of the last generation (90's) to be able to fly the DC-3 in the lower 48 starting out,then the CV340, catch the 727, and finally earn my tay in the Classic...
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