December 2007 Trivia

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December 2007 Trivia

Post by Aaron Robinson » 10 Dec 2007, 03:24

One trivia submission may be made per pilot. The first correct responder for each question will be announced in the following month’s issue.

This month's questions:
1. Two of SimAirline.net’s hubs offers service to three cities of the same name. What hubs are they, and what are the three cities?

2. In Atlanta, one can arrive from one Manchester (England) on a SimAirline.net flight and depart to another Manchester (New Hampshire). Atlanta offers ten such city possibilities. What airport offers the second most?

3. Which active aircraft (a specific registration, currently flying for one of our airlines) has flown for the most SimAirline.net airlines?
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Post by Northwestdc9 » 17 Dec 2007, 19:29

No guesses???!?!?

I would but I can't... I worked on these questions, now someone else will have a fighting chance. :twisted: :lol:
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Post by NWADC9 » 17 Dec 2007, 19:52

Well, in that case, I hate you, Nick! :x :wink:

1. Beats me
2. Toronto?
3. Good question.

Where do you get all this?!? :shock: :P
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Post by sanins192 » 17 Dec 2007, 19:52

Too hard!

I'll have a crack:
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2. EWR
3. I had a guess at a DC-10, have to look into the reg later.
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Post by Paul150 » 17 Dec 2007, 22:07

1. I'll take a guess at ATL and JFK. I'll guess that the city is London (UK, KY, and Ontario). I'm just grasping at straws, but that's the most feasible city and hub combo I can think of off the top of my head.

2. I'll guess MSP

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Post by frogdude4993 » 17 Dec 2007, 22:16

1. Columbus MS, Columbus GA, and Columbus OH, all of the US and the hubs are: Atlanta and Cleveland.
2. London Heathrow
3. Don't really know....
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Re: December 2007 Trivia

Post by Aaron Robinson » 03 Feb 2008, 23:29

Some answers (sorry for the delay!):
1. Two of SimAirline.net’s hubs offers service to three cities of the same name. What hubs are they, and what are the three cities?

Decker and Paul each got part of the answer. The three cities are indeed Columbus (Georgia, Mississippi, and Ohio). The hubs are Atlanta and Memphis.

2. In Atlanta, one can arrive from one Manchester (England) on a SimAirline.net flight and depart to another Manchester (New Hampshire). Atlanta offers ten such city possibilities. What airport offers the second most?

Here are the ten twins from Atlanta:
-Albany (GA and NY)
-Charleston (SC and WV)
-Columbus (GA, MS, OH)
-Fayetteville (AR and NC)
-Jacksonville (FL and NC)
-Manchester (England and NH)
-San Jose (CA and Costa Rica)
-Panama City (FL and Panama)
-Portland (ME and OR)
-Wilmington (DE and NC)

The hub connecting the second most twins is Newark:
-Birmingham (AL and England)
-Charleston (SC and WV)
-Manchester (England and NH)
-San Jose (CA and Costa Rica)
-Portland (ME and OR)

Congratulations to Alex Sanins.
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Re: December 2007 Trivia

Post by Northwestdc9 » 04 Feb 2008, 05:20

Aaron Robinson wrote:3. Which active aircraft (a specific registration, currently flying for one of our airlines) has flown for the most SimAirline.net airlines?


When Aaron and I talked about the December Latitude Trivia I came up with this question, we knew it'd be hard but thought someone would at least guess.
In the end it took me over a week of research to find this one but I was very pleasantly surprised with the results and even went further with the data when I asked Aaron to check the hours and cycles (flights) on these birds at work. He went above and beyond and had the data to me within hours.

The answer is a tie between 3 DC-9s all currently flying for Northwest Airlines.

DC9-41 N762NW flew for Thai Airways, Swissair and now Northwest.
762NW started it's life in 1969 when it was delivered new to SAS Scandinavian.
In 1970 it was leased to Thai Airways before being returned to SAS in 1971.
1974 saw 762NW leased out to Swissair until it was returned to SAS a year later.
SAS finally sold 762NW to Northwest Airlines in 1991 where it's operated ever since.
N762NW is now 39 years old, has flown 73,921 cycles in 83,671 hours.

DC9-51 N670MC flew for Swissair, Continental and now Northwest.
670MC was originally delivered to Swissair in 1976 along with sister ship 671MC. (Below)
Sold to Muse Air in 1983 it flew with them for 3 years before being sold to Transtar in 1986.
Transtar flew 670MC for a year before they sold it to Eastern Airlines in 1987.
When Eastern Airlines collapsed in 1991, Continental bought 670MC and flew it for a year before selling it to Northwest Airlines in 1992.
N670MC proudly flies for Northwest today being 32 years old and having flown 60,352 cycles and 62,202 hours.

DC9-51 N671MC flew for Swissair, Continental and now Northwest.
Sister ship 671MC followed the same pattern as 670MC and is also currently flying with her sisters at Northwest.
She's 32 years old, has 62,774 cycles and 65,060 hours.

While he was at it I asked Aaron to check the two oldest DC9s in Northwest's fleet and the numbers are astounding.
8920E and sister 8921E will both turn 41 in March and their numbers are as follows..
8920E: 78,534 cycles and 76,991 hours.
8921E: 79,214 cycles and 78,252 hours.
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Re: December 2007 Trivia

Post by Northwestdc9 » 08 Feb 2008, 03:37

No comments? Nothing??? Wow... shows how little people care for real data.
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Re: December 2007 Trivia

Post by seahawks7757 » 08 Feb 2008, 04:47

Well it is fasinating but what are we really supposed to say? Besides nice work?
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