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by b744
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Here From Thailand?
Replies: 0
Views: 1970

Anyone Here From Thailand?

Hi, I'm trying to track down some contact details of a company called Three Crowns Racing. They ran touring cars in South East Asia (also Macau Guia race etc) in the mid nineties and I understand are still in operation. I have found there website threecrownsracing.com but it seems to either display ...

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by b744
Fri May 19, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rugby
Replies: 77
Views: 2697

RE: Rugby

Its great to see our fellow countrymen the Aucklanders now switching sides and supporting the Crusaders! Funny though I always thought the Auckland Blues were the most appropriately named team (as in "Ive got the .....)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> Go Crusade...

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by b744
Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolling Takeoffs
Replies: 36
Views: 5344

RE: Rolling Takeoffs

The only time I have experienced this (in all the hundreds of flights done) was at KaiTak in around 1996. We pushed back from our gate (at the runway end of the terminal) taxied to the runway, swung around the corner and blasted down the runway and over Victoria Harbour. Although I obviously couldn'...

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by b744
Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Hilton's Carry On...
Replies: 52
Views: 9133

RE: Paris Hilton's Carry On...

I agree. I sometimes see her mentioned on the E Channel. Can't seem to figure out what all the fuss is about. She's not that hot.

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by b744
Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rnzaf 757 Prep For Emergency Landing @ AKL
Replies: 3
Views: 3771

RE: Rnzaf 757 Prep For Emergency Landing @ AKL

Actually, I guess I should have posted this in the military forum... But, it might be of interest to someone here. Hopefully an update soon.


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by b744
Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rnzaf 757 Prep For Emergency Landing @ AKL
Replies: 3
Views: 3771

Rnzaf 757 Prep For Emergency Landing @ AKL

From <a href="http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,3882-3013088,00.html" target=_blank>http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,3882-3013088,00.html</a> Emergency services are converging on Auckland's Whenuapai air base as a Boeing 757 prepares to make an emergency landing. The Air Force jet has been unable to lower it...

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by b744
Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson & Media Never Far Apart...
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

RE: Richard Branson & Media Never Far Apart...

Alan Gibbs is a Kiwi, but has been living in the UK for a while now, and the Gibbs factory is in the UK (i.e. the cars are British built). Unfortunately he couldn't get enough skilled engineers in <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> to build them here. I wonder if Sir Richard had to pay fo...

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by b744
Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson & Media Never Far Apart...
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

RE: Richard Branson & Media Never Far Apart...

What will come next after the channel crossing? First trans-atlantic crossing? First round-the-world crossing in an amphibious car? Now, that would be interesting!  Smile

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by b744
Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sharjah Vs. Moscow
Replies: 27
Views: 2976

RE: Sharjah Vs. Moscow

During one visit to Moscow, I stayed at a hotel which (if I recall correctly) was called the Moscow Aerostar. It was a short walk from an outdoor military aviation museum with some pretty cool stuff. Might be of interest to you when you're not out at <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE...

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by b744
Sat Dec 13, 2003 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic - "Britain's Flag Carrier"
Replies: 38
Views: 10261

RE: Virgin Atlantic - "Britain's Flag Carrier"

Hello, my name is Dave and I am a 15 year old school kid from a small town. I like to post on Arliners.net a lot. I like talking about my favourite airline livery and where Southwest's next destination will be. Richard Branson is a successful self-made billionaire who has created one of the world's ...

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by b744
Mon Oct 27, 2003 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Flew Airports List In The Past
Replies: 144
Views: 45462

RE: Concorde Flew Airports List In The Past

Also Christchurch, <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>. Probably the most unlucky airport for this aircraft. During one world tour (I forget when, probably mid 90s), a set of mobile stairs got blown by the wind and damaged part of the fuselage. Then on another trip when one of the Concorde...

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by b744
Wed Oct 08, 2003 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strongest Currency
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

RE: Strongest Currency

Not everybody compares currencies to the USD. Here in <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>, our <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>$ is regularly compared to the AUD, EUR, JPY, GBP etc. BNut when talking about currencies on forums such as this, it is helpful to compare your local ...

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by b744
Fri Oct 03, 2003 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'Signed By' Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6558

RE: The 'Signed By' Thread

We're not America's puppet.

Signed,
Tony Blair

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by b744
Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 'Signed By' Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 6558

RE: The 'Signed By' Thread

Whaddaya mean? 99% of a.net members are too young to drink beer...

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by b744
Sun Sep 14, 2003 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Australia.. * Yay*
Replies: 39
Views: 4947

RE: Ansett Australia.. * Yay*

MX5Boy, You claim that "This thread is neither the time or place to discuss what went wrong with Ansett" BUT began your post with "An Aussie and world institution that was left for dead by inneptitude and bad mangement" So its <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> for you but not anyone ...

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by b744
Sat Sep 13, 2003 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Flight Ever ... Made In Germany?
Replies: 29
Views: 5055

RE: 1st Flight Ever ... Made In Germany?

Just further to that, here's a link to some information on the great pioneer.

I used to believe the Wright Brothers theory, but after further research, believe that Pearse was first...

http://www.nzedge.com/heroes/pearse.html

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by b744
Sat Sep 13, 2003 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Flight Ever ... Made In Germany?
Replies: 29
Views: 5055

RE: 1st Flight Ever ... Made In Germany?

The first ever flight by a heavier-than-air motorized aircraft was made by a Kiwi Richard Pearce, several months before the Wright brothers!

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by b744
Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Gov/SAS23/Neil Robertson Gets Life!
Replies: 38
Views: 7658

RE: The Gov/SAS23/Neil Robertson Gets Life!

Jaysit - do a search by the user names SAS23 and Ceilidh. All will be revealed.

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by b744
Sun Sep 07, 2003 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cell Phones And Jet Fuel?
Replies: 15
Views: 5406

RE: Cell Phones And Jet Fuel?

<i>the faint static electricity transfered from your phone to you is enough to spark a gas fire </i> That's quite funny  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Actually, the reason why you aren't allowed to use cellphones at service stations is in case the phone develops a faul...

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by b744
Sat Aug 23, 2003 7:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Has Guangzhou Been Renamed Canton?
Replies: 14
Views: 3909

RE: Has Guangzhou Been Renamed Canton?

Spaceman's definition certainly makes more sense. I'm not sure of the word for 'goat' in Chinese, but '5' is 'Wu', not 'Guang'.

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by b744
Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Own A Motorcycle?
Replies: 28
Views: 3075

RE: Own A Motorcycle?

Well, it looks like I'm one of the few Dirt Heads here! 1992 Honda XR250. Great for playing around in river beds, on beaches and for high country treks.

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by b744
Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Like Pink Floyd's Music?
Replies: 19
Views: 2414

RE: Anyone Like Pink Floyd's Music?

I absolutely love their concerts & can watch them over & over. The only music that I can completely lose myself in. So powerful with that crystal clear guitar singing out... amazing. My favourite live tracks - On The Turning Away, Us & Them, Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb & Run Like Hell - all...

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by b744
Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Web Site For Aussie Rugby Fans
Replies: 1
Views: 2261

A Web Site For Aussie Rugby Fans

And Kiwi rugby fans! And I suspect England, France, South Africa, Scotland, Wales and all other rugby fans will enjoy it too  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> <a href="http://members.hn.ozemail.com.au/gerardandkim/" target=_blank>http://members.hn.ozemail.com.au/gerardand...

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by b744
Mon Aug 11, 2003 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Leave The Airport Just For A Passport Stamp?
Replies: 11
Views: 3663

RE: Ever Leave The Airport Just For A Passport Stamp?

Never done this. Maybe its just me, but I don't really care about what stamps I have in my passport. After all, I don't need to try and prove to anyone where I have been. One interesting experience though, flying back from Buenos Aires to Auckland with a transit stop in Rio Galegos. Even though we p...

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by b744
Mon Aug 11, 2003 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody Ever Met Any Rich & Famous People Aboard?
Replies: 92
Views: 12024

RE: Anybody Ever Met Any Rich & Famous People Aboard?

I met Alan Alda on a China Southern flight from Hong Kong to Guangzhou back in about 1995. We were both travelling Y class because that is all there was! Really nice guy.

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by b744
Thu Aug 07, 2003 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strangely Registered 744
Replies: 18
Views: 3177

RE: Strangely Registered 744

FUAirliner wrote" It is most likely a fake registration to conceal the real identity of <acronym title="ATRAN Aviatrans Cargo Airlines (Russian Federation)">V8</acronym>-ALI to the public (of course the aviation enthusiasts knows about the aircraft's real identity)." I think most of the general pub...

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by b744
Sun Jul 20, 2003 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Metal Knife With A Meal?
Replies: 19
Views: 2544

RE: No Metal Knife With A Meal?

Yeah, evey time I pick up one of those awful plastic knives & forks, I think 'yep, Osama Bin Laden definitely won the war...'

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by b744
Sat Jul 12, 2003 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You Cannot Take Any Pictures!"
Replies: 34
Views: 5641

RE: "You Cannot Take Any Pictures!"

It was actually the Press plane, but you're certainly right about their security checks! Suppose that the 9/11 disaster was caused by New Zealanders. Would I then expect extra scrutiny during airport checks in the US? <acronym title="Transports et Travaux Aériens de Madagascar">OF</acronym> course! ...

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by b744
Sat Jul 12, 2003 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds First Pax Airbus Gone Forever!
Replies: 23
Views: 4957

RE: Worlds First Pax Airbus Gone Forever!

Laurent even tried gaining support from Airliners.net members here on this forum to save this historic aircraft. Despite the large number of aviation enthusiasts here, it seems nothing ever came of it. See: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/215782/6/" target=_b...

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by b744
Fri Jul 11, 2003 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do So Many Euro's Hate America?
Replies: 64
Views: 4663

RE: Why Do So Many Euro's Hate America?

I'm in a position where I travel around the world regularly, mainly the Middle East, Europe (West, East & the former US<acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym>), USA, Asia, Sth America and the Pacific (never been to Africa or the Med.). More often than not, the general feeling that I hear from people ...

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by b744
Mon Jun 09, 2003 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Letter 'Q' In Chinese Language
Replies: 5
Views: 3572

RE: The Letter 'Q' In Chinese Language

Is it somehow related to the Cantonese pronounciation? ie Beijing = mandarin whereas Peking = Cantonese ?

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by b744
Sat Jun 07, 2003 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DIY Pulse Jet Technology
Replies: 0
Views: 2137

DIY Pulse Jet Technology

Anyone interested in a pulse jet powered go-cart, or a DIY cruise missile?

Check out the following article:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/05/1054700339704.html

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by b744
Sun May 11, 2003 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 People Sucked Out Of IL-76 Over Congo
Replies: 15
Views: 5312

RE: 120 People Sucked Out Of IL-76 Over Congo



"Photos of what? People screaming and spinning towards earth???"

Well, if that's what turns you on... I of course was referring to the aircraft.

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by b744
Sat May 10, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 People Sucked Out Of IL-76 Over Congo
Replies: 15
Views: 5312

RE: 120 People Sucked Out Of IL-76 Over Congo

Anyone know of any photos anywhere?

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by b744
Thu May 08, 2003 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Piracy Attempt Thwarted (Humor)
Replies: 3
Views: 1796

RE: Air Piracy Attempt Thwarted (Humor)

Sort of reminds me when someone tried to Hijack an Air NZ flight in Nadi a few years ago. The crew thwarted the attempt by hitting the guy over the head with a bottle of whiskey.  Smile

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by b744
Sun May 04, 2003 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Listening To ATC Whilst On The Aircraft
Replies: 19
Views: 9375

RE: Listening To ATC Whilst On The Aircraft

Rick 767 - The scanner will most probably receive ATC transmissions even when you are inside the aircraft. The aircraft fuselage isn't exactly a Faraday cage. Like others have said, it depends upon the laws of the country you are visiting (or the laws of the country under which the aircraft is regi...

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by b744
Sat May 03, 2003 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Flies Into Basra, Iraq
Replies: 31
Views: 5571

RE: Virgin Flies Into Basra, Iraq

True, Sir Richard Branson will gain a lot of positive <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> from this gesture. Don't forget also that <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> flew in a 747 to Baghdad just a few weeks before the (first) gulf war to pick-up th...

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by b744
Thu Mar 20, 2003 1:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smart Bombs
Replies: 0
Views: 861

Smart Bombs

I heard that the US military is using 'very smart' smart bombs in this campaign. Actually they're so smart that they figured out that war is futile and they headed off home to a small farm in Idaho where they glided around the sky before running out of fuel. All smart bombs are now being withdrawn ...

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by b744
Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed
Replies: 88
Views: 11236

RE: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed

Singapore_Air wrote ""It appeared to have had a tail strike on its takeoff from Auckland as a precautionary measure the captain returned to Auckland," after dumping fuel," said Singapore Airlines head of product innovation - Innes Willox." SIA call returning to Auckland because of an on-board fire a...

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by b744
Wed Mar 12, 2003 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed
Replies: 88
Views: 11236

RE: SQ 744 Tailstrike At AKL - Runway Closed

Typical SIA denying what witnesses actually saw...

That looks like a serious tailstrike!


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by b744
Wed Mar 12, 2003 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moscow Red Square Landing
Replies: 16
Views: 3792

RE: Moscow Red Square Landing

More infomration from a previous post on this site: At the time when the German flew his Cessna into Red Square, the Soviet Government and the media reported that he had acted alone in penetrating Soviet defences. However it wasn't until some years later when the truth finally emerged. When Gorbache...

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by b744
Tue Feb 25, 2003 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Spray Pesticides With Pax Onboard?
Replies: 33
Views: 12410

RE: Which Airlines Spray Pesticides With Pax Onboard?

All airlines arriving into New Zealand are required to spray the cabin interior with pesticide. Most carriers that I have flown on do it overtly, ie walking down the isle with a couple of spray cans, whereas Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> pipe it through the airconditioning system.

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by b744
Sat Jan 25, 2003 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf Wars Episode II
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

RE: Gulf Wars Episode II



"Its good, but why is Bush, Sr. there?"

Presumably because of the comment "The Bush Administration in association with The Other Bush Administration".

Presumably GW is finishing off what his dad started???

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by b744
Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf Wars Episode II
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

RE: Gulf Wars Episode II

Oh well...

look at:


http://rense.com/1.imagesD/comingsoonB.jpg

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by b744
Fri Jan 24, 2003 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf Wars Episode II
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Gulf Wars Episode II




Hope this doesn't appear as a red X!

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by b744
Fri Jan 03, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norah Jones.....
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

RE: Norah Jones.....

Such a talented and very beautiful young woman. I've got my tickets booked for her concert here in Feb. NZ767 - hope you've got yours booked too - they were nearly all sold out down here in CHC a couple of weeks ago.

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by b744
Mon Dec 16, 2002 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today
Replies: 30
Views: 6611

RE: Air NZ New Special Livery To Be Unveiled Today

It looks good, but I wonder how visible it will be, being as its sort of hidden behind the wing and toward the back of the aircraft. I would have thought that Air NZ would have signed up a deal ages ago when the trilogy was being filmed, i.e. naming rights in return for free airfares for cast & crew...

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by b744
Sat Nov 16, 2002 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ring
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

RE: The Ring

Yeah, i took one look at that Frodo guy and couldn't sleep for ages...

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by b744
Wed Sep 18, 2002 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christianity Vs Islam
Replies: 33
Views: 1725

RE: Christianity And Islam

Fighting over religion is perfectly understanable, in my opinion. A group of people are brought up with the knowledge that their beliefs and religion is the right one, the only one and that everyone elses religious beliefs are flawed. Not only that, but people are told (by parents, grand parents, el...

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by b744
Mon Sep 16, 2002 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christianity Vs Islam
Replies: 33
Views: 1725

RE: Christianity Vs Islam


"suggested for deletion".... huh?????

SSTJumbo - thanks - that was the sort of insight I was after. Sounds like the originator of this theory was a little off! Sounded intriguing though.


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