V8surf
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Hi Guys

Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:17 pm

Thought that I'd introduce myself. I'm a petrol, diesel and marine engineer from Perth WA. Lived on a boat for 5 yeas but now remarried and rekindled my interest in aviation after an international custody battle (keeps the wife happy as she thinks I won't get another boat.. Little does she know). I have worked on one aircraft after a little "Boo boo" I made where I hooked the tug up to the wrong place and was made to pull the nose gear out by the engineers. To quote Homer Simpson...."Doh"...Metroliner,,Air ambo..

And if I win the lottery Boeng 727 is me
 
kaitak
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RE: Hi Guys

Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:29 pm

Welcome on board, V8surf! And a happy Christmas to you; I'm sure it's a lot more pleasant there, weatherwise, than it is here.

Welcome to the happy world of A.net and hope you enjoy it!
 
V8surf
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RE: Hi Guys

Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:08 pm

I have been enjoying the pics for quite some time, and not been enjoying the fact that the damn thing breaks down on the way home,,,But always fly on a Boeing aircraft as I know I'll get to where I want to go without falling out of the sky
 
fridgmus
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RE: Hi Guys

Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:20 pm

Welcome Aboard V8!

Might be in your neck of the woods sometime in April for a motorcycle holiday, my third trip "Down Unda"! Kinda like the place!

Quoting V8surf (Thread starter):
a little "Boo boo" I made where I hooked the tug up to the wrong place and was made to pull the nose gear out by the engineers.

OUCH! Just how did you manage that mate?

Happy Christmas,

Marc
The Lockheed Super Constellation, the REAL Queen of the Skies!
 
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kc135topboom
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RE: Hi Guys

Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:32 pm



Quoting V8surf (Reply 2):
But always fly on a Boeing aircraft as I know I'll get to where I want to go without falling out of the sky

Welcome aboard V8surf. But a word of warning, you have just made enemies out of the Airbus Cheerleader Squad.

 duck   duck   duck 

But, I agree with you, if it ain't Boeing, I ain't going.

 cloudnine   cloudnine   cloudnine 
 
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DeltaMD90
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RE: Hi Guys

Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:12 pm

Be careful of this Non Aviation forum... it gets brutal out here. Just watch what you say when it comes to politics and religion, and when it all gets on your nerves, just remember there's a Civil Aviation thread! (I often forget when I'm in the heat of debate and get frustrated beyond belief)

Welcome!
Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
 
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RE: Hi Guys

Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:39 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
But, I agree with you, if it ain't Boeing, I ain't going.

If it's a Boeing I'm still going, but if it's an Airbus is a very big plus ( comfort, safety etc.)
Welcome aboard btw  Smile
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RE: Hi Guys

Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:45 pm

Welcome aboard!

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
But a word of warning, you have just made enemies out of the Airbus Cheerleader Squad.

Nah. He's new here, so unlike you, he's not yet a lost cause. We still have time to talk sense into him  devil 
 
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Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:21 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
But, I agree with you, if it ain't Boeing, I ain't going.

Thats cause its probably gone tech  Wink  devil 

Quoting V8surf (Thread starter):

Welcome aboard!
A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
 
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DocLightning
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RE: Hi Guys

Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:35 pm



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):

But, I agree with you, if it ain't Boeing, I ain't going.

Um... if you need to get there and the fare's right and it happens to be an Airbus, my guess is you're going.  Smile
-Doc Lightning-

"The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars."
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RE: Hi Guys

Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:11 am



 Wink
אני תומך בישראל
 
B-707
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RE: Hi Guys

Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:22 am

Welcome to the forum!!
 
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RE: Hi Guys

Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:29 am

Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
 
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kc135topboom
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RE: Hi Guys

Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:56 pm



Quoting BR076 (Reply 6):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 4):
But, I agree with you, if it ain't Boeing, I ain't going.

If it's a Boeing I'm still going, but if it's an Airbus is a very big plus ( comfort, safety etc.)



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 9):
Um... if you need to get there and the fare's right and it happens to be an Airbus, my guess is you're going.

Perhaps, but as it is (today), everwhere I want to or need to fly to uses only Boeing or MD jets.

Quoting Scorpio (Reply 7):
so unlike you, he's not yet a lost cause.

 bigthumbsup 

I am happy to be of service to you, my friend.

Quoting Scorpio (Reply 7):
We still have time to talk sense into him

Depends on if he follows the crowd or can think for himself, like me.

 bigthumbsup 

 duck   duck   duck 
 
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RE: Hi Guys

Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:21 pm



Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 10):

You know better than that. On Airliners.net, we use this graphic-



(Couldn't find the original for some reason...)
Scotty doesn't know...
 
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RE: Hi Guys

Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:03 pm

Welcome to the Board V8!

Hopefully your welcome is smooth and not as brutal as some new people I've seen in the past. (Hopefully you aren't keen of snow globes, but it is snow globe season Big grin)
LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
 
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RE: Hi Guys

Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:49 am

Welcome.
Consider the Empty bay pic of the B757 Freighter posted  Smile
regds
MEL.
I may not win often, but I damn well never lose!!! ;)
 
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RE: Hi Guys

Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:47 am



Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 5):
Be careful of this Non Aviation forum... it gets brutal out here. Just watch what you say when it comes to politics and religion, and when it all gets on your nerves, just remember there's a Civil Aviation thread! (I often forget when I'm in the heat of debate and get frustrated beyond belief)

What are you tryna say Delta?  stirthepot 
"The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all."
 
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DeltaMD90
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RE: Hi Guys

Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:36 am



Quoting FuturePilot16 (Reply 17):
What are you tryna say Delta? stirthepot

Ha I'm saying if you disagree with any poster, agree with any poster, or are neutral you'll get ripped to shreds in the political/religious Non Aviation threads lol. It's a lose-lose-lose!


Sometimes I spend all my time in this section of the website, get all frustrated, then I realize "hey, this is an aviation website, I'm gonna read about planes! Then I'm happy again"  cloudnine   airplane 
Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)

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