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THE LOUNGE / More TWA trivia
« on: April 11, 2018, 03:56:47 PM »
The first purchase of a Boeing 747 was for $22 million, which was the combined value of all US airlines at the time.  The price of a single 747 engine cost more than a single Lockheed Constellation.  In only 55 years, we went from Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic to over a million passengers a year making the trip for less than half the price of a 1927 ocean liner voyage across the Atlantic.

GALLERY / Re: Ozark DC9-32 in XPlane 11
« on: March 02, 2018, 09:02:01 AM »
Gotta love Any DC-9 shots. Nice Job

GALLERY / Re: Tales from the dark side ...
« on: March 02, 2018, 09:00:38 AM »
Beautiful shots Marty.  That is just an absolutely great lookingmplane too

GALLERY / Captainsim 707-300C TWA Cargojet
« on: February 03, 2018, 10:12:26 PM »
Another aircraft paint that I couldn't find online, so I made one for myself.  Here I am departing EGLL in the 707 Cargojet

GALLERY / Re: DC9-30F Freighter - learning in PhotoShop
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:34:44 PM »
The DC-9 is such a great plane.  Absolutely love it.  I didn’t know there had been a freighter version.  Thanks for the post and sharing your work. Very nice.

GALLERY / Just Flight F-27
« on: January 14, 2018, 10:26:50 PM »
I got tired of asking for an Ozark paint for the Just Flight F-27, so I made one of my own.   It's not historically accurate, but it is an Ozark paint, which the plane does not have.  Here is my thumbnail for my paint:

THE LOUNGE / Re: How often is mumble getting used,
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:41:27 PM »
I’ve started logging into the mumble server again when I fly if anyone is around, hop in.  Is there a way to display who is on the server on the TWVA homepage?

New Members of TWVA / Re: New Kansas City Pilot
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:39:13 PM »
Welcome aboard Austin.  Don’t think we didn’t notice you made landing rankings on the front page.  You have another pilot to compete with Howard. :)

GALLERY / DC-9 to Chicago
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:23:21 PM »

GALLERY / Re: Sometimes, you just have to scratch the itch !
« on: January 06, 2018, 12:28:33 AM »
Marty, which L1011 is that?   I have just flight and captain sim but have not seen that livery for either.  It looks great in those shots

THE LOUNGE / Re: Stopping by the TWA museum tomorow
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:04:46 PM »
Went to the TWA museum.  It’s located in the TWA headquarters building at KMKC. It’s all still there.  The building is owned by a fractional ownership company, but it’s exactly the same building. Jack Frye’s office on the second floor.  The original hangar for maintenance in the DC-3s. So much history. 

It’s run entirely by volunteers and donations. The workers were either employees or frequent TWA fliers.  They also have a section dedicated to Ozark Airlines as well

Here is a link to the photos I took:

and a GIF of the Electrical systems practice board for training 707 flight engineers:

THE LOUNGE / Visit to the TWA Museum in Kansas City (photo gallery link)
« on: January 03, 2018, 08:01:16 PM »
Stopping by both the TWA and national airline museum in Kansas cuty timorrow.  Anyone been to either?  Either worth the admission price?

GALLERY / Boeing 377 - My New Wallpaper
« on: November 24, 2017, 07:51:16 PM »

HANGAR/DOWNLOADS / Re: Can we substitute the Boeing 377 for the 307?
« on: August 21, 2017, 06:53:48 PM »
Absolutely, Howard. I wanted to fly the 377 in
Place of the 307.  I like the A2A model of the 377, but I am not fond of the calclassic planes.

HANGAR/DOWNLOADS / Weathership gauge
« on: August 20, 2017, 06:23:02 PM »
I like this weathership gauge for transatlantic crossings, but found out today that they also have ships in the Pacific. It can be used for KSFO to PHNL and for trips to Japan.  If you haven't downloaded it from Avsim for your propliner, you are missing out. The 307/377, DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, and Connie all have panels set up for it.  During the war there were ferry flights across the GIUK gap by the D.C.-3 and I had no idea. I always thought the distances were too long. Amazing to read about this stuff as I fly for TWAv.  How about a wartime ferry flight as an event, or across the pacific in a Connie?  Man, this airline has me excited to learn more about the history during and after the war in air travel. Thank you guys for keeping the history alive with this VA and Ozark!

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