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by IndianFlyboy
Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Purple Concert @ BLR
Replies: 1
Views: 992

Purple Concert @ BLR

Hi,

I know its a long shot but any of you guys going to be in BLR for the Purple concert on the 17th of December ?


Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indian AF G3 Thro Algiers, Lajes & Halifax?
Replies: 9
Views: 3580

RE: Indian AF G3 Thro Algiers, Lajes & Halifax?

Actually ARC does have a G3 with it, operated along with the 707's by the IAF. They used to be parked at Palam earlier. Might be on a routine maintenance flight.

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by IndianFlyboy
Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread: Part 38
Replies: 115
Views: 9856

RE: Indian Aviation Thread: Part 38

Bloody hell this thread series is still going on ? I have not posted for the last year or so I think . Glad to be back though. How is everyone doing ? Gulf routes, major push from <acronym title="Jet Airways (India)">9W</acronym> and <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym>. Besides <ac...

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kingfisher Airlines - CoPilot Job Requirements
Replies: 17
Views: 14568

RE: Kingfisher Airlines - CoPilot Job Requirements

Just a quick add , glad to be back after a looong time, it might actually help if you have a type rating on a 320 or a 737 <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym>. Like Arctic tern suggested , as an entry level pilot you will have to pass conversion examinations , however new guidelines fo...

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by IndianFlyboy
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India's Awacs
Replies: 19
Views: 9188

RE: India's Awacs

The aircrafts have been procurred from Ukraine and are currently in Israel with the phalcon suite being fitted on it , not going to be in service for the next couple of years. The indigenous project is more or less over with almost the entire team of scientists working on the project killed when the...

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Schooling In The Rest Of The World
Replies: 22
Views: 3831

RE: Schooling In The Rest Of The World

India is pretty straight forward and we follow the 10+2+3 scheme. 10+2 , is the high school level , 12 years of formal education, 3 years of undergraduate if you are doing a <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> , <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> or a BCOM or 4...

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by IndianFlyboy
Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI, Boeing To Ink Deal Tomorrow - 11th January
Replies: 64
Views: 6179

RE: AI, Boeing To Ink Deal Tomorrow - 11th January

Well Boeing has put up a one page advertisment in the Times of India today congratulating <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> on the single largest aircraft order in Indian history. <a href="http://epaperdaily.timesofindia.com/Default/Skins/TOI/Client.asp?Daily=CAP&login=kartik_bala2001&Enter=tr...

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jagson Airlines India Order 19 A321s
Replies: 46
Views: 6477

RE: Jagson Airlines India Order 19 A321s

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Might Buy Air Sahara: Mallaya
Replies: 31
Views: 4097

RE: Jet Might Buy Air Sahara: Mallaya

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Might Buy Air Sahara: Mallaya
Replies: 31
Views: 4097

RE: Jet Might Buy Air Sahara: Mallaya

Well I really wont be surprised if <acronym title="Jet Airways (India)">9W</acronym> do. Just buy <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym>, get their pilots , infrastructure etc and shut the brand down. One competitor down plus a pool of trained resources available for you. One of the m...

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jagson Airlines India Order 19 A321s
Replies: 46
Views: 6477

RE: Jagson Airlines India Order 19 A321s

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jagson Airlines India Order 19 A321s
Replies: 46
Views: 6477

RE: Jagson Airlines India Order 19 A321s

Well , a Mr Jagdish Gupta and a Mr U.K.Bose do not exactly seem a recipe for an extremely successful airline. Jagson Airlines has jut about been pulling through tried competing with a certain KCV airlines and Vayudoot in the 92-95 time frame , got very lucky when KCV wound up and <acronym title="Ind...

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by IndianFlyboy
Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windows 2003 Server Anti Virus Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

RE: Windows 2003 Server Anti Virus Problem

Hi,

Can you tell me the version of Mc Afee you are using ? Also which version of 2003 server are you using ?


Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Year's In Delhi - Any Suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 3264

RE: New Year's In Delhi - Any Suggestions?

No fog for the last 2 days atleast , DEL is still trying to get rid of the backlog of flights  Smile . Hopefully the weather will hold out for a couple of days before the rains start here.

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Pilots Flying For Major Foreign Carriers
Replies: 26
Views: 11952

RE: American Pilots Flying For Major Foreign Carriers

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Year's In Delhi - Any Suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 3264

RE: New Year's In Delhi - Any Suggestions?

Meridian is right next to Connaught Place , one of the biggest markets in Delhi , tons of pubs there. Off hand I can recollect TGIF , Ruby's Tuesday , Blues. Meridian itself would have a wonderful New Yrs bash , people normally kill for getting invites to parties in these hotels. You guys as room gu...

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Year's In Delhi - Any Suggestions?
Replies: 15
Views: 3264

RE: New Year's In Delhi - Any Suggestions?

Oh Dear!! Of all the places in the world , New Delhi ??? Anyway where exactly are you staying out here ? New Year's parties happen in every single pub / hotel in town. Probably if you tell me where you are I can guide you to nearby places.

Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Pilots Flying For Major Foreign Carriers
Replies: 26
Views: 11952

RE: American Pilots Flying For Major Foreign Carriers

Quite a few here in India. With the Indian aviation industry coming of age , there is a severe shortage of trained pilots. Most of the new airlines are hiring from the US market. <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym>, <acronym title="Jet Airways (India)">9W</acronym>,DN and <acronym ...

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Poll: Your Favorite Disco Songs
Replies: 82
Views: 3074

RE: Poll: Your Favorite Disco Songs

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Sahara 767-322ER
Replies: 63
Views: 6382

RE: Air Sahara 767-322ER

Maybe the A/c is already in India now , but the aircraft went tech on its delivery flight and was diverted some place, will definitely get more on this.

Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cope India 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 12117

RE: Cope India 2005

These are beautiful pictures , who is this guy ?

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Approach To BOM: Rooftop Cafe?
Replies: 8
Views: 2787

RE: Final Approach To BOM: Rooftop Cafe?

Hey Jason,

When did you reach maldives ????

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goa Airport Closed - Sea Harrier Crashed
Replies: 6
Views: 3668

RE: Goa Airport Closed - Sea Harrier Crashed

Here more news..... the airport was supposed to open up at 1430 . <a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1565022,000900040002.htm" target=_blank>http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1565022,000900040002.htm</a> The report says the aircraft crashed into a barrier on the take off run , wier...

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sahara Suspends BOM-MAA Operations?
Replies: 17
Views: 2561

RE: Sahara Suspends BOM-MAA Operations?

Multiple problems actually with <acronym title="Sahara Airlines (India)">S2</acronym>. Not only did DN and <acronym title="Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> eat into their market share , <acronym title="Jet Airways (India)">9W</acronym> and <acronym title="Indian Airlines">IC</acronym> did so a...

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Nov 28, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cope India 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 12117

RE: Cope India 2005

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India-US Air Force War Games!
Replies: 15
Views: 8452

RE: India-US Air Force War Games!

CannibalZ3, Flights over Pakistan have been open secrets for quite a while ,however I distinctly remember that these had been discontinued ages ago. The flights were done by MiG 25's . No need for that now with google earth and all the satellites hovering above. I really do not think these were done...

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cope India 2005
Replies: 17
Views: 12117

RE: Cope India 2005

Guys !! I <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> BACK !!!!! What has been happenning all this time here ? I see Indianguy gone , Sean banned again , somethings never change I guess. Barf back . Well as far as the cope india 2005 goes , there were some exercises opposing each other as well , not to...

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Nearly Collided With A-I Plane Mid-air
Replies: 12
Views: 4327

RE: Sukhoi Nearly Collided With A-I Plane Mid-air

<i><b>"BTW, A310 pilot was really p/o! </i></b> Andrej, Thats only the Pilot-ATC comms and he was pretty stern and not rude , Now if the whole CVR transcript is sent out that is going to be real fun , you would probably learn some very colourful language there ....  <img src="/discussions/graph...

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.net Meet In Mumbai?
Replies: 192
Views: 77238

RE: A.net Meet In Mumbai?

Subin ,

No probs at all , give me a call when you are back here , this time I will make it ..

Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Lies To Mumbai ATC To Land First!
Replies: 37
Views: 14029

RE: Pilot Lies To Mumbai ATC To Land First!

<b><i>"Dunno how true this is, but one pilot once told me that when there is VVIP on board they dial a code number into their radio sets which lets the ATC know about the situation. Their aircraft shows up in a different color on the radar screens. Or some such.</b></i> Maybe they just squawk 7700 ,...

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Good News For F16 Sales - Maybe
Replies: 12
Views: 4196

RE: Good News For F16 Sales - Maybe

Hey Barfbag , Where have you been ? F 16 for the IAF ? I doubt it , absolutely no commonality withany other aircraft in the fleet. Unless of course the IAF wants to order 200 or 300 of them , I doubt it would make any sense what so ever. The P3's do make sense since they would probably end up replac...

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Apache - India
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

RE: Apache - India

MEL, The helicopters which were got in for this purpose were the Mi 24/35 . This one was indeed a good and efficient alternate to the <acronym title="Air Algérie (Algeria)">AH</acronym> 64 . the biggest advantage it was that it could also carry 6 troops or be converted into a medevac unit. Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF To Get 126 Fighter Aircraft
Replies: 8
Views: 5432

RE: IAF To Get 126 Fighter Aircraft

The IAF wanted to raise a few more Sqn of Mirage 2000's and was in talks with France. I think the number the IAF was interested in was between 30-45. Su 30's the order has been held for fixing the fuel problem and the deliveries should start by April . So I think the 126 would be Hawks , Mirage and ...

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hawk Solo
Replies: 8
Views: 2686

RE: Hawk Solo

I dont think it is too hard to convert the 100 into a light comabt aircraft , like GDB has mentioned it is capable of being armed.

Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hawk Solo
Replies: 8
Views: 2686

RE: Hawk Solo

Yup , Hawk 100's for the IAF , only trainers .

Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet/Sahara To Take SAA A340s
Replies: 39
Views: 6299

RE: Jet/Sahara To Take SAA A340s

Another S2 gets an Airbus thread .... different one this time though , they were also very close to getting the A 320 and the ATR 42 they never did though , let them come here and then lets see .....

Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hawk Solo
Replies: 8
Views: 2686

RE: Hawk Solo

The Hawk 100's were primarily designed as trainers and are all two seaters irrespective of what they are used for. The hawk 200's were designed for attack and these are available in a single seater model.

Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Largest Airforces In The World
Replies: 156
Views: 34308

RE: Largest Airforces In The World

Thank God they are not flying the World War 2 surplus , imagine having a pack of 4 Su 30's armed to the teeth having to face 50 out ofthe 10000 odd Spitfires or zeroes .....  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> , Would be fun to watch though  <img src="/discussions/grap...

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by IndianFlyboy
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Readers Digest - How Good
Replies: 10
Views: 1744

RE: Readers Digest - How Good

Been a subscriber for over 10 years ,the magazine never ceases to amaze me , makes up some wonderful reading. The first <acronym title="Alitalia Team (Italy)">RD</acronym> I have is of February 1949 , which belonged to my grandfather. He still has most of the <acronym title="Alitalia Team (Italy)">R...

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by IndianFlyboy
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Largest Airforces In The World
Replies: 156
Views: 34308

RE: Largest Airforces In The World

Well they do have a large area to cover , the following was their fleet information : MiG 17 (F/PF) Manufactured by Chengdu and Shenyang (J4/J5): 1450 MiG 19 :Manufactured by Guizhou and Shenyang (J6): 4550 MiG 21 :Manufactured by Chengdu,Guizhou and Shenyang (J7) :1050 Su 27: Manufactured by Shenya...

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by IndianFlyboy
Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Largest Airforces In The World
Replies: 156
Views: 34308

RE: Largest Airforces In The World

MEL, The bigger problem with PLAAF is with the whole bunch of the MiG 21 copies they have. Like DL021 suggested it will be a while before they replace them. They also do not have programs similar to the MiG 21 upgrade which India has been carrying out routinely. But yes, knowing the chinese and the ...

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by IndianFlyboy
Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Lies To Mumbai ATC To Land First!
Replies: 37
Views: 14029

RE: Pilot Lies To Mumbai ATC To Land First!

This is not something new , there were rumours about <acronym title="Jet Airways (India)">9W</acronym> paying ATC about INR 1000 per fast clearance. Also there have been instances when an <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> 744 was asked to hold to give priority landing to <acronym title="Jet Ai...

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by IndianFlyboy
Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lav Ice Blob Totals Car Near BOS
Replies: 28
Views: 9391

RE: Lav Ice Blob Totals Car Near BOS

And the reaction of Nina.... "AW SHIT!!!!!!"

Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting Locations In India
Replies: 47
Views: 4859

RE: Spotting Locations In India

Skyguy, The spot you are mentioning , called jumbo point , is no longer in existance. It depends completely on your luck now. Cops will harrass you to no end if they do turn up there , specially if you are photographing. Used to be one of the best spotting places though. As of now , you can climb an...

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking Back- Gimli Glider (Indian Version)
Replies: 11
Views: 8203

RE: Looking Back- Gimli Glider (Indian Version)

This was very well publicized when it happened. The aircraft was cannibalized as there was absolutely no way of taking it back to any airport. The pilot was hailed as a hero for his handling of the event by the entire media the next day for landing an A300 in a rice field. It was a pretty phenomenal...

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.net Meet In Mumbai?
Replies: 192
Views: 77238

RE: A.net Meet In Mumbai?

Hello .... Where is the lunch ?????


Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Helicopters Of The Alaska Defense Forces
Replies: 6
Views: 3940

RE: The Helicopters Of The Alaska Defense Forces

L-188,

Also my own thinking would suggest the Mi 17 over the Mi 8 . The Mi 17 can haul more and is equally capable as an attack helicopter. Btw when do we get a copy of the Aircrafts of the Alaskan Air Defence forces.

Regards

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by IndianFlyboy
Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Largest Airforces In The World
Replies: 156
Views: 34308

RE: Largest Airforces In The World

Vimanav, It does....  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> <a href="http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Images/Current/Su-30/Su-30d1.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Images/Current/Su-30/Su-30d1.jpg</a> <a href="http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Images/Curre...

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Foods That Increase Immunity
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

RE: Foods That Increase Immunity

Another one is the karela (Bitter Gourd) , age old cure for a whole bunch of diseases. I recently saw a link about one particular protein in this effective against HIV as well , tests under progress. Willpost the link as soon as I find it  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">...

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by IndianFlyboy
Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To India
Replies: 45
Views: 5899

RE: UA To India

As Concordeboy said , <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> was planning the <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-DEL route pre 9/11. The route was payload restricted and flew almost over the north pole using Polar 1. <acronym title...

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