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    ETOPS and other acronyms

    what's etops?
    "Regardless of where you go or what you do with the rest of your life,
    you can always know that when fate chose
    you for the ultimate test, you were not found wanting".

    Captain William Kinkead in a letter to the crew of TWA Flight 843

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ETOPS

    cost me 10 seconds to find it....

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    ETOPS

    It's a monster with one eye...oh no that's cyclops.

    Seriously it's Extended Twin Operations--relating to over water operations of twin engine airliners. ETOPS certification allows 2 engine aircraft to fly certain routes over water which would place them 120 min or 180 min from the nearest airport in the event of an engine failure. If I am not mistaken the 777 was the first aircraft to enter airline service with ETOPS certification as a new model.

    Sorry for the humor--couldn't resist.
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    Just some history the frist ETOPS rated twin engine plane to cross the Atlantic was a TWA 767-200 from STL-Frankfurt.

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    Re: ETOPS

    Quote Originally Posted by Tower Air
    what's etops?
    Engines
    Turn
    Or
    Pilots
    Swim

    If you want, I can send you some brochures on ETOPS
    The problem with socialism is that you eventually,
    run out of other people’s money.
    ” - Margaret Thatcher

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    Re: ETOPS

    [quote=Midnight Mike]
    Quote Originally Posted by "Tower Air":70476
    what's etops?
    Engines
    Turn
    Or
    Pilots
    Swim

    [/quote:70476]



    Hahahah!

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    I thought the first was EL-AL ????
    Overheard on JFK TOWER - S Turns are fine, U-Turns are bad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ari707
    I thought the first was EL-AL ????
    Nope, that's:

    Every
    Landing
    Always
    Late

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRadier
    Quote Originally Posted by Ari707
    I thought the first was EL-AL ????
    Nope, that's:

    Every
    Landing
    Always
    Late
    Well that better then DELTA

    Don't
    Expect
    Luggage
    To
    Arrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bird76

    Well that better then DELTA

    Don't
    Expect
    Luggage
    To
    Arrive
    I thought it was :

    Destination
    Anywhere
    Luggage
    To Atlanta

    and a new one, Garuda (Indonesia)

    Good
    And
    Reliable
    Under
    Dutch
    Administration

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    I love these acronyms!

    Dodge...drips oil, drips grease everywhere.


    Sorry I have to remember the other airline related parody acronyms :)
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

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    Try
    Walking
    Across

    or

    Thieves
    *****s
    Alcoholics


    ...sorry Tommy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lijk604
    Try
    Walking
    Across

    or

    Thieves
    *****s
    Alcoholics


    ...sorry Tommy
    How about.....

    That
    Wonderful
    Airline

    Traveling
    With
    Angels

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    This is an awesome thread!!! haha...whoda thought from the first post?! hahaha - :shock:

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    Or...the old Sabena

    Such
    A
    Bloody
    Experience
    Never
    Again

    or the two letter ones

    B(loody)
    A(weful)

    or

    A(lways)
    A(ss****s)


    I won't go into the non acronym ones..like Quaint-ass - Air Chance... :lol:
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