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User currently offlineDavid B. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 778 times:

What causes st. elmos fire?


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
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User currently offlineAuswnfan From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 759 times:

A critical mass of "Brat Packers" Big grin

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39835 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 754 times:

Damn it, I can't get that song out of my head now!  Pissed



For those too young to remember, it was also a movie & soundtrack in 1985.
I have the LP in my collection.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 735 times:

LOL.... I've got David Sanborn's "St. Elmos Fire" playing. It isn't that bad of a track. Not the best though. Not nearly.

User currently offlineBernard Shakey From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 560 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 726 times:

Thank goodness for "Dirty Dancing" and the cheesiest movie line ever: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Otherwise, Billy (Rob Lowe) shouting "Let's Rock!" would surely take the prize. Try to watch that scene without feeling nauseated.


Mindless drifter on the road, Carries such an easy load
User currently offlineWJV04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 583 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 709 times:

seriously i think he means the aviation related st. elmos fire.
heres my best shot
If a airplane flies throught clouds in which positive charges have been separated from negitive charges, it may pick up some of the clouds overload of positive charges. Flames may flash along the wings and around the propellor tips. They are awe inspiring bit harmless


User currently offlineDG_pilot From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 856 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 698 times:

I've had it occur by flying from an area of wet snow directly into an area of dry snow. Maybe it was the other way around, but anyway, quickly changing snow consistancies contribute to it I believe. It first appeared on our windshield in small streaks, and then it was soon covering a large section of the windshield. Next it "jumped" to the propeller and illuminated it through the dark night and hard snow. It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

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