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by kilavoud
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair Inaugural Flight To Tokyo Video
Replies: 14
Views: 5187

RE: Swissair Inaugural Flight To Tokyo Video

That's great, because I was working for Swissair in 1965, and still this flight was operating.

Old times, but nice ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No security, no paranoia, and so on....

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favourite Internet-Radio Station?
Replies: 22
Views: 2987

RE: Your Favourite Internet-Radio Station?

There are so many many many many all over the world. I have got my own ones and you have got your own ones. that's quite normal. But I give you one, just one : <a href="http://www.chantefrance.com/player/framecf.phtml" target=_blank>http://www.chantefrance.com/player/framecf.phtml</a> I am sure you ...

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by kilavoud
Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Needed Flight From Switzerland To South India
Replies: 6
Views: 7753

RE: Help Needed Flight From Switzerland To South I

OK <acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym>, Zurich-Bombay, with Swiss why not if you have so much money to spend. Just check their website CHF 1523.- And then you have to fly Bombay-Cochin ( 1059 km), about 400 dollars up and down for non Indian residents, with a l...

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by kilavoud
Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Defied A Crew Member Instruction?
Replies: 36
Views: 4384

RE: Ever Defied A Crew Member Instruction?

You should have asked the <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> : Are you mental ?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/laughing.gif" alt="laughing" border=0>  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/laughing.gif" alt="laughing" border=0>  <img src="/discus...

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by kilavoud
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Needed Flight From Switzerland To South India
Replies: 6
Views: 7753

RE: Help Needed Flight From Switzerland To South I

All the above flights are operated with 777-200. The service is very good, especially between Switzerland and Saudi Arabia .... (Golden Class).

Please correct .... Golden service, instead.

Thanks. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Needed Flight From Switzerland To South India
Replies: 6
Views: 7753

RE: Help Needed Flight From Switzerland To South I

With Saudi Arabian airlines, the price in guest class should be approx. CHF 709.-, or CHF 813.-- included taxes. Schedule : Geneva - Riyadh SV184 Friday 13:40 - 22:35 Riyadh - Cochin SV774 Saturday 02:40 - 10:00 Cochin-Riyadh SV777 Thursday 12:25-14:20 Riyadh-Geneva SV183 Thursday 23:25 - 06:35 Betw...

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by kilavoud
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Views On Alcohol
Replies: 43
Views: 2347

RE: Views On Alcohol

It's up to everyone to master one's consumption of alcohol, so that alcohol is always remaining a good servant.

In French we say : "Le vin est un bon valet mais un fichu maître."

Translation : "Wine is a good servant, but a rotten master"

Cheers and good health!

Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Katrina Death Toll - Not As Bad As Feared?
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

RE: Katrina Death Toll - Not As Bad As Feared?

Even Bush survived on a gator.

Have a look :


http://www.24heures.ch/vqhome/label_...embre/burki_020905.edition=nv.html


Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Singapore Airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 5734

RE: Singapore Airlines

They are very professional, but a litlle too much in my sense.

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did You Learn A Foreign Language?
Replies: 63
Views: 3883

RE: How Did You Learn A Foreign Language?

Doona,

Carmenlu15 se quiere un gato en sus pantalones por une razon que no podemos comprender si no estamos nativo Suecia. Es asi que ya lo comprendo.

Hola. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did You Learn A Foreign Language?
Replies: 63
Views: 3883

RE: How Did You Learn A Foreign Language?

Courses (school or others). Using internet for connecting people speaking like a native the language I want to learn. Watching DVD in the language I want to learn (sound + subtitle). Using on my computer a dictionary for enriching my vocabulary, my expressions and for correcting my pronunciation (ph...

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by kilavoud
Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Arachnofubar
Replies: 6
Views: 931

RE: Arachnofubar

Sie wollte keine Spinne in Garage weil Sie schon eine im Gehirne hatte. Das alle sieht aus wie eine grosse Spinnerei.

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So This Is What The World Thinks About The US Now
Replies: 135
Views: 7311

RE: So This Is What The World Thinks About The US Now

... still like you...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wave.gif" alt="wave" border=0>  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wave.gif" alt="wave" border=0>  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wave.gif" alt="wave" border=0>  <img src="/discussions/gra...

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by kilavoud
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So This Is What The World Thinks About The US Now
Replies: 135
Views: 7311

RE: So This Is What The World Thinks About The US Now

Do not worry, many peorple still like you  wave  wave  wave 

Kilavoud

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by kilavoud
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleaning Dust From Inside Computer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1970

RE: Cleaning Dust From Inside Computer?

"Sorry, I don't know how old your laptop is, but most modern laptops HAVE to breathe, thus dust does intrude"

Thanks TedTAce, I will begin now to find the odd one out of my laptop. box 

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God And Katrina
Replies: 72
Views: 2214

RE: God And Katrina

Tschüss Rabenschlag! "Being not a religious person myself, I always wondered why God would let terrible things happen" Yes that's a good topic. But a difficult one, just like mathematics. 1+1=2 2*2=4 But what about Pythagore theorem ? And what about sinus and cosine ? For mastering all this , you sh...

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by kilavoud
Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cleaning Dust From Inside Computer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1970

RE: Cleaning Dust From Inside Computer?

Just by a laptop nextime. No dust will come inside.  cool 

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet Airways - International Travel!
Replies: 3
Views: 3568

RE: Jet Airways - International Travel!

I have flown in December 2004 Chennai-Mumbai (<acronym title="George Town - Owen Roberts International (GCM / MWCR), Cayman Islands">GCM</acronym> 1033 km) with Jet Airways and have been impressed by the high quality of their service (nice choice of meals, very clean plane and high motivated crew). ...

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by kilavoud
Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chicken, Beef Or Pasta?
Replies: 30
Views: 2269

RE: Chicken, Beef Or Pasta?

Lamb lamb lamb lamb lamb lamb lamb lamb lamb blam blam blam blam blam blam lamb lamb lamb lamb.................

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People"
Replies: 158
Views: 6171

RE: "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People"

It's not convenient to play the racist card right now. It even looks very stupid and not appropriate to the seriousness of the situation.

It's easy to criticize ( so was my mother telling many times to me), but more difficult to help.

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's Most Difficult Language?
Replies: 54
Views: 3633

RE: World's Most Difficult Language?

Try the "Dictation of Mérimée" and then you may realize that the French spelling system has got more than one trick up its sleeve. Here it is : La «dictée de Mérimée» Un bon tour à jouer à vos amis, qui parleront un peu trop haut de leur science. Faites-leur faire la dictée que Prosper Mérimée propo...

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by kilavoud
Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Disaster - Shots Fired
Replies: 18
Views: 2033

RE: New Orleans Disaster - Shots Fired

Such a big disaster !!! and not everybody seems able to survive this catastrophe in ethic conditions. I am just crying when realizing all the damage caused by this strong wind. It's too much. It's looking really apocalyptic for me and I really feel very very sad for all the innocent people suffering...

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by kilavoud
Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Middle Initials?
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

RE: Middle Initials?

HAWK21M You guess very very well. Be sure that a comment is always welcome, coming from all over the world. But coming from India, I must tell it's a thrilling welcome due to my strong Indian family ties. Thanks to everybody. It's always nice to learn small things from all over the world.  <img...

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by kilavoud
Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Computer?
Replies: 41
Views: 2708

RE: What Is Your Computer?

Laptop Compaq Presario 700 (XP home)

Nice working. But I will soon need something more powerful and with a bigger screen.

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Middle Initials?
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

RE: Middle Initials?

I was feeling it was something like that, but was not quite sure. Now that it's quite clear thanks to your kind help, I will contact online my new mileage program to give them my middle initials. I am very proud to have a middle name : Roland for the close friends !! Thanks so much again. Cheers. Ki...

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by kilavoud
Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Middle Initials?
Replies: 7
Views: 1260

Middle Initials?

I need to know what is "Middle Initials" to fill up a form online.

Thank you for your help.

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Swiss & AA BOS-LHR-ZRH-CAI + Egypt (Pics!)
Replies: 31
Views: 15382

RE: Swiss & AA BOS-LHR-ZRH-CAI + Egypt (Pics!)

Hi TUNisia,

Very nice first trip report. Thanks so much. So many pictures to get with a mouse click. And so many details. Great!!

It reminds me of my flight to Egypt with my mother 36 year ago.
At that time it was a must to ride on a camelback when visiting the pyramids.

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will I Be Comfortable On Emirates 777-300?
Replies: 41
Views: 22650

RE: Will I Be Comfortable On Emirates 777-300?

If you think you will have not enough room to move with <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> 3-4-3 configuration, you still have got the possibility, for feeling more comfortable when seating, to make a knot in each one of your legs to make them shorter. If it's not working,...

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by kilavoud
Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Solution To Air Tahiti Nui's Problems?
Replies: 67
Views: 11988

RE: A Solution To Air Tahiti Nui's Problems?

AF Cabin Crew, Votre Dalmatien est super. J'en ai un moi-même et j'apprécie beaucoup les photos. Merci, merci... Your Dalmatian dog is terrific. I have got one myself and am much appreciating your pictures. Thanks, thanks... Have nice future flights with the protection of the Soul Master above the C...

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by kilavoud
Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Are Your Feelings About Aircraft Crashes?
Replies: 42
Views: 6559

RE: How Are Your Feelings About Aircraft Crashes?

Fortunately I still have got the impression that aviation is very very very safe and appreciate all what is done to make me fly. Security is not the fruit of luck, but the fruit of efficient work and habits. I would blacklist some airlines, because life is important and because it's a shame to put t...

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by kilavoud
Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! World's Most Suboptimal FF Itinerary!
Replies: 2
Views: 2834

RE: Help! World's Most Suboptimal FF Itinerary!

Mais les Frenchies ne font jamais rien comme les autres. C'est bien connu, turlututu ... chapeau pointu!!!

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by kilavoud
Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do The French Need Instructions For Grocery Bags?
Replies: 32
Views: 3017

RE: Do The French Need Instructions For Grocery Bags?

1) Dans nos magasins, il vous sert pour vos achats.
English : In our shops, you can use it for your purchases.

2) Chez vous il peut servir de poubelle.
English : In your home, you can use it as a trash can.

3) ??

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by kilavoud
Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Differentiate Between Take-off And Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 7548

RE: How To Differentiate Between Take-off And Landing

When taking off the incline of the plane is much steeper than when landing.

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Is Your Next Flight And On Which Aircraft Pt2
Replies: 144
Views: 16953

RE: When Is Your Next Flight And On Which Aircraft

On Sept. 30, I am flying <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym>-<acronym title="Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International (JED / OEJN), Saudi Arabia">JED</acronym>-<acronym title="Riyadh - King Khalid International (RUH / OERK), Saudi Arabia">RUH</acro...

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by kilavoud
Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Part Two: Do You Drink Tap Water?
Replies: 57
Views: 3091

RE: Part Two: Do You Drink Tap Water?

Both in Switzerland (Lausanne) and southern India (Pondicherry) I drink tap water. My both kidneys are still very nice working. Nice gift of God!

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Sun Aug 21, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heart Attack: Symptoms/warning
Replies: 25
Views: 3049

RE: Heart Attack: Symptoms/warning

Do not forget to make out your will, as far as you have something to bequeath.
And do not forget me, please !!  cool 

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by kilavoud
Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft Families You've Flown
Replies: 26
Views: 6090

RE: Aircraft Families You've Flown

I have been flying since 1963 in so many birds : Airbus (310, 320) Antonov (with the wings up) Boeing (707, 727, 737, 747-100/300/400, 757, 777-200) Caravelle Convair (Metropolitan-440, Coronado) Comet Douglas (DC8, DC9, DC-10) Fokker (with the wings up) Trident + an exotic bird with Nepalese Royal ...

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by kilavoud
Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aviation Movies: Whats Worse?
Replies: 48
Views: 4287

RE: Aviation Movies: Whats Worse?

I like the way the swines are jumping down the 747-400 in Mission Impossible 2.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/hyper.gif" alt="hyper" border=0>  I would like to try it once  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/yummy.gif" alt="yummy" border=0>  Is it possible on 777-...

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by kilavoud
Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Are You A Member Of A.Net?
Replies: 48
Views: 3628

RE: Why Are You A Member Of A.Net?

I need to improve my English, by reading or by expressing myself in this world key language. And doing it within an aviation background is wonderful. At the same time I can feel differences of culture (Western, Eastern, African...) and differences of general knowledges, and education too. And I am l...

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by kilavoud
Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is The AC You Have Flown Most In
Replies: 79
Views: 9028

RE: What Is The AC You Have Flown Most In

From 1999 till June 2004 : 400'000 km on 747-400.

From August 2004 to June 2005 : 104'000 km on 777-200.

My most favorite plane : 777-200.

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios Crash - Interesting New Development
Replies: 159
Views: 47741

RE: Helios Crash - Interesting New Development

"Reports circulating in airline circles in Cyprus say the German pilot contacted the company 25 minutes after the flight took off from Larnaca at 9am. He told them there was a problem. The warning system could be heard in the background, according to the reports. They said that the co pilot then cam...

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by kilavoud
Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Landing @ BUD
Replies: 34
Views: 3086

RE: Emergency Landing @ BUD

Pilotaydin

Very nice defense and righteous one !!!  box 

You are correcting us the right way, because it is very easy for everyone to speak withoud thinking it over before.

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios Crash - Interesting New Development
Replies: 159
Views: 47741

RE: Helios Crash - Interesting New Development

Once the plane was at its cruising altitude, couldn't possibly a window break in the cockpit, inititating all the subsequent troubles ?

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-82 Crash In Venezuela
Replies: 186
Views: 36256

RE: MD-82 Crash In Venezuela

Chiguire check it by yourself on <acronym title="George Town - Owen Roberts International (GCM / MWCR), Cayman Islands">GCM</acronym> : <a href="http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gc?PATH=pty-fdf&RANGE=&PATH-COLOR=&PATH-UNITS=mi&SPEED-GROUND=&SPEED-UNITS=kts&RANGE-STYLE=best&RANGE-COLOR=&MAP-STYLE=" target=...

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by kilavoud
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios 737 Cntd. -New Information-
Replies: 215
Views: 37053

RE: Helios 737 Cntd. -New Information-

How long has the plane be flying from departure time to crash ? Both Larnaca and Athens are at GMT+2. And according to reply 77, departure time was at 09:00 am and crash time at 12:05 pm = flying time 3 hours and 5 minutes. To fly from Larnaca to Athens ( Great Circle Mapper 932 km or 579 mi ), it s...

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by kilavoud
Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios 737 Cntd. -New Information-
Replies: 215
Views: 37053

RE: Helios 737 Cntd. -New Information-

" The crew needs therefore to check before the flight that the system is filled and enough oxygen available. Departing with an empty system can be fatal"

Is it actually listed in every "pilot checklist" ?

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India's New Stringent Hijack Policy
Replies: 34
Views: 4135

RE: India's New Stringent Hijack Policy

"This means if an aircraft is hijacked and the government is unable to reach to a point of negotiation or if the talks fail, the Air Force can be authorised to shoot down the aircraft" We are really living nice times (??)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/pray.gif" alt="pray" border=0>&n...

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by kilavoud
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Threatens To Invade Iran
Replies: 119
Views: 3994

RE: Bush Threatens To Invade Iran

About 80 % of the oil production are coming from Muslim countries. And the price of petrol has increased by 54 % over a period of one year in the USA (figures taken from "Le Monde").  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/scratchchin.gif" alt="scratchchin" border=0>  Maybe Mr. Bush shoul...

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by kilavoud
Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Question In French
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

RE: A Question In French

Duke.

As a native speaker of French, I am giving you the equivalent translation in English.

"To make somebody a partner in your decision"

Cheers. Kilavoud.

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by kilavoud
Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Shuttle Just Landed
Replies: 35
Views: 4462

RE: The Shuttle Just Landed

Wander, Was it your dog ? If so I am sorry, because a dog is just like a good friend. I know it by experience. I would not cry for the moon, but space is so interesting, especially within the the limits of our solar system. Airliners should add one more forum, regarding space. It would make us fly h...

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