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by WickedPenguin
Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Flexible Is An Aircraft's Fuselage?
Replies: 18
Views: 13607

RE: How Flexible Is An Aircraft's Fuselage?

On our last trip to Europe, my wife and I were sitting in the last row of a Virgin A340-300. On approach into Heathrow, we kept hearing these awful groans and creaks. I asked the flight attendant sitting next to us what those were (though I already had a pretty good idea). When he confirmed that it ...

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by WickedPenguin
Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombs Explode At Three Air Traffic Ctrls Homes
Replies: 24
Views: 9514

RE: Bombs Explode At Three Air Traffic Ctrls Homes

Controllers are known for being hard on their own. New guys (as well as those who are perceived as weak) have to put up with a lot of "locker room" crap and B.S., along with the actual task of controlling the airplanes. I was just in Miami Center yesterday and there was plenty of that stuff going on...

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by WickedPenguin
Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other A340-600 F/As Out There?
Replies: 11
Views: 3636

RE: Other A340-600 F/As Out There?

Just flew on a Virgin A340 the other day, heading back from Heathrow to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>. Even the "short" one creaks and bends like a reed - never experienced anything like it. I can't imagine the -600 model. I kept waiting for the tai...

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by WickedPenguin
Mon Nov 10, 2003 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta's New House!
Replies: 109
Views: 60227

RE: John Travolta's New House!

That house is unbelievable - although I don't find it at all coincidental that he owns a 707. One of the core beliefs of Scientology (JT's religion) is that all humans are possessed by the souls of creatures killed on Earth 76 million years ago by an intergalactic emperor named Xenu. When you have a...

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