It seems that spelling isn't your only problem. You seem to be suffering from accellerated aging as well. In reply #22, you were only sixteen, and in reply #26, you're suddenly eighteen. Keep this up, and you will have retired before this thread goes much further. Sorry, I couldn't resist. You set yourself up for it.
My whole point is that perhaps "Civil Aviation" is too broad a topic for a forum, and given the diversity of participants, perhaps there should be a few more specific forums. Again, I do not want to discourage young people from participating. I've been an airline geek from as early as I can remember. Its just that I'm older now, and want to have conversations with those who are amongst my colleagues, and can share professional insights. I think this can be achieved without discriminating against anyone. We just need to expand the number of forums.
[Edited 2004-03-01 20:11:21]
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