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Unread 12-14-2011, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Looks like I'll be flying first class on a combi to Anc this evening. Geeze can this day get any better.
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Unread 12-15-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Nice to be back in town. My dang truck won't start. I think the digital radio clock must have drained just enough in the cold. And it's not that cold.
Maybe it's a sign, as I was going to sneak off and do some Christmas shopping, that I shouldn't do any shopping?

Guess the first thing on my list will be a new battery. Bah Humbug.
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Unread 12-15-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Rance, check Optima batteries. I've had mine now for over 7 years and still going strong. They are a dry cell battery.

http://www.optimabatteries.com/home.php

Linky fixed

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Unread 12-15-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Rance, check Optima batteries. I've had mine now for over 7 years and still going strong. They are a dry cell battery.

www.optimabatteries.com/
linky is not working Ed.....
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Unread 12-16-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Well sounds like you had a very nice flight Rance... sorry about the battery. I hope you guys are still getting the CD gang together... wish I could attend but I'll be around for next December get together. Wish you and Sweden a very happy holiday.. especially being together
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Unread 12-16-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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First class on a combi is your first to board, you sit in the very back, and first to get off through the back door! The front half of the jet is cargo hold.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Oh that's interesting, I always thought they put the cargo in the rear of the aircraft. You ever get put on there with any really unusual/interesting cargo?
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Unread 12-16-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Oh that's interesting, I always thought they put the cargo in the rear of the aircraft. You ever get put on there with any really unusual/interesting cargo?
They are special made 737-400's, I think Alaska Air is the only company flying them.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Aircraft Information 737-400 Combi - Alaska Airlines

All about the 737's

Boeing 737 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Unread 12-16-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Doh! I knew that, but for some reason I was thinking of a small plane, like a regional turboprop or even something as small as a Caravan, because I know they do those in half cargo/half passenger configuration too. But yeah, flying into ANC, that makes sense, I don't know why I was thinking of small planes.

Oh, and the 737 is a great, storied aircraft. I don't generally care too much for large jets, especially from a pilot standpoint because they're not exactly fun to fly from what I hear (and from my experience in simulators), but I am interested in their history and design. Boeing as a company overall is incredibly cool to me; that new 787 Dreamliner is going to be the next HUGE thing in passenger aircraft, I think. Have you seen the ones that ANA (All Nippon Airways) had delivered, or read about the plane yet? Check this out:

Boeing 787 review: ANA's Dreamliner flies across Japan, we join for the ride -- Engadget

Here's a shot of the seating accomodations (from that article):



And of course, the cockpit is like a computer console:



Just amazing. Oh yeah, and this:
"Amazing Wing Flex" Boeing 787 Dreamliner Head-On Takeoff at Farnborough Airshow. - YouTube
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