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by wilco
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 744 5FEB Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2561

CX 744 5FEB Question

Does anyone know which 744 is flying CX873 SFOHKG 5FEB departing @ 0010hrs? (I'm hoping for B-HOY!) Also, anyone recomend which side of the plane to sit on for the best <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak Intern...

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by wilco
Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 744 Seating Recommendations Please!
Replies: 4
Views: 3907

CX 744 Seating Recommendations Please!

So I just bought some tickets on <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> for a SFOHKG roundtrip next year. There are 4 of us (two couples). Right now I have seats 67HK and 68HK.... I like these cuz they are in the tail area where there are only two seats, not three. So there i...

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by wilco
Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Codes I Don't Understand
Replies: 91
Views: 14186

RE: Airport Codes I Don't Understand

And most people think ORD is for OhaRe FielD but it is really from the old school ORCHARD FIELD.

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by wilco
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA Approach Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3636

DCA Approach Question

I'll be flying into <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> for the first since pre-9/11. I vaguely remember a spectacular view during final approach. Does this view still exist <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - S...

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by wilco
Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport Destinations
Replies: 4
Views: 1976

RE: New Airport Destinations

I may be wrong but I think the airport in Sonoma, <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym> briefly had UAX/OO flights to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>.... didn't last long though. I believe that before and after this flight there had never b...

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by wilco
Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Terror Patrol" Blimp Arrives Over Athens
Replies: 0
Views: 1685

"Terror Patrol" Blimp Arrives Over Athens

Interesting article link below... Athens just got an 200-foot airship that will float over the city during the Olympics as part of their anti-terror efforts. They've loaded this thing up with all kinds of gadgets including high-zoom cameras, chemical detectors, and something called "intelligence det...

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by wilco
Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Move N. American Headquarters To San Fran
Replies: 10
Views: 3154

RE: CX To Move N. American Headquarters To San Fran

Today's <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> Chronicle has a good article on the <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> <acronym title="Business Express (USA)">HQ</acronym> move... <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2...

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by wilco
Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Untouchable Alaska Airlines...
Replies: 31
Views: 7253

RE: Untouchable Alaska Airlines...

As an <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> employee I'd love to agree with you but "master of the West Coast" is a bit of an overstatement. Last I checked <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> only has only one <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), ...

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by wilco
Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article W/ Vague Virgin America Route Comment
Replies: 4
Views: 2737

RE: Article W/ Vague Virgin America Route Comment

here's a real link u can click. complete with cheesy picture of Fred Reid @ <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>: <a href="http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/07/02/BUG267FIGL1.DTL&type=business" target=_blank>http...

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by wilco
Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article W/ Vague Virgin America Route Comment
Replies: 4
Views: 2737

RE: Article W/ Vague Virgin America Route Comment

<i>You would think these people beginning to run the show at Virgin America would know about these things...</i> Of course they know about these issues.... its just they think they can overcome them. I imagine part of the <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">...

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by wilco
Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article W/ Vague Virgin America Route Comment
Replies: 4
Views: 2737

Article W/ Vague Virgin America Route Comment

Tomorrow's <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> Chronicle has an article about the financing challenges facing Virgin America. Also included a vague comment from Fred Reid: <i>"We have a base plan that we know we can operate profitably to large metropolitan centers of the country ...

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by wilco
Wed Jun 30, 2004 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand: AKL-SFO Arrival At 11:51a
Replies: 2
Views: 4150

RE: Air New Zealand: AKL-SFO Arrival At 11:51a

Hey ASSFO,
any word from AGI about the gate assignment yet?
-WILCO

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by wilco
Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Email I Wrote To UA Re: F Class & FC Lounge
Replies: 193
Views: 12067

RE: Email I Wrote To UA Re: F Class & FC Lounge

If you have difficuluty getting a response from UAL, you might consider sending your letter care of untied.com

http://untied.com is a consumer advocacy site specific to UAL. The letters are pretty interesting to read through....

-WILCO

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by wilco
Mon Jun 28, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Spotting
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

RE: SFO Spotting

Personally I think the best <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> spotting is the San Bruno Avenue overpass over Highway 101. This is at the departure end of the 28s so all the heavies will scream right overheard. Without a decent zoom this is th...

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by wilco
Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Else Noticed This...(BA Union Flag Scheme)
Replies: 25
Views: 5064

Anyone Else Noticed This...(BA Union Flag Scheme)

Blackbird... it is NOT to scale.... if it was to scale then each logo would cover the same percentage of the tail.

I prefer the lower but maybe that just cuz that plane is the cleaner one of the two pics.

-WILCO

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by wilco
Sun Jun 27, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America To Bid On Candlestick Naming Rights
Replies: 9
Views: 5457

RE: Virgin America To Bid On Candlestick Naming Ri

"The Virgin Stick"

-WILCO

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by wilco
Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Help Identifying A 757
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

RE: Need Help Identifying A 757

<br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/042194/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/042194/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/9/1/042194.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" width="200" h...

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by wilco
Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America To Bid On Candlestick Naming Rights
Replies: 9
Views: 5457

Virgin America To Bid On Candlestick Naming Rights

Welcome to the Virgin America Stadium; home of the <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> 49ers... tomorrow's <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> Chronicle reporting that Virgin America is one of four companies bidding on the naming rights to 3com/Candlestick Par...

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by wilco
Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Terminal Area Closed
Replies: 17
Views: 3224

RE: Houston Terminal Area Closed

THere is another thread called "Air Traffic: A mess" that talks about the IAH delay issue.

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by wilco
Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Traffic System: A Mess
Replies: 6
Views: 3812

RE: Air Traffic System: A Mess

There is another thread out there right now about the IAH delay. U might check it for more info.

-WILCO

[Edited 2004-06-25 23:26:59]

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by wilco
Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Building An Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 2225

RE: Building An Airport

Can't think of any books but several of the newer asian airports have in-depth documentaries that start with planning and progress thru landfill, runway construction, terminals and first flight. I think <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong A...

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by wilco
Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Actually Happens At Check-in?
Replies: 5
Views: 3519

RE: What Actually Happens At Check-in?

Starlionblue speaks the truth! Let me elaborate a bit more: Every pax has a PNR. A PNR has data like your name, seats, flights, phone, fare, special meals, etc.. A PNR can have more than one passenger so long as everyone has the same exact itinerary. When seating everyone in one PNR the computer aut...

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by wilco
Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Virgin America Impact The Most?
Replies: 40
Views: 7010

RE: Who Will Virgin America Impact The Most?

UA without a doubt. Virgin America is gonna go after those transcon <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-NYC and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-WAS routes..... I seriosuly doubt Virgin...

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by wilco
Fri Jun 25, 2004 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Airport: What To Expect?
Replies: 17
Views: 3198

RE: Denver Airport: What To Expect?

UA @ <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> is a decent terminal... very very long but there are enough moving walkways to remedy that. The very center of the terminal...

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by wilco
Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Exactly Does "Heavy" Mean
Replies: 4
Views: 5667

RE: What Exactly Does "Heavy" Mean

This has been discussed many times... most recently in: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/70879" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/70879</a> and <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/72781" target=_blank>ht...

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by wilco
Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "This Is The Cockpit Door...."
Replies: 35
Views: 9763

RE: "This Is The Cockpit Door...."

Just to bring some sense back to the thread: There was a very legitimate reason for this. It is the same reason there is a sign behind a barbed wire fence that reads "no-trespassing". Isn't the barbed wire (or reinforced cockpit door) enough? Yes, Its enough of a physical barrier but not a legal/lia...

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by wilco
Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Multi-Segment" Flights That Go Overseas?
Replies: 19
Views: 5603

RE: "Multi-Segment" Flights That Go Overseas?

For the USA: You clear customs once you touch down on American soil, regardless of final domestic destination. Other countries/intl airports vary and sometimes it just boils down to whether or not you have to change terminals to get on your next flight. Of course it is different for a passenger in t...

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by wilco
Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VirginUSA - SFO The Winner; NYC For Admin Only
Replies: 79
Views: 7105

RE: VirginUSA - SFO The Winner; NYC For Admin Only

Regarding the old international terminal... rumor around <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> is that VirginUSA will initially be using the <acronym title="New Orleans - Lakefront (NEW / KNEW), USA - Louisiana">NEW</acronym> international termin...

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by wilco
Wed Jun 02, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Non-stops From SFO
Replies: 23
Views: 4068

RE: New Non-stops From SFO

United proposed <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-Guangzhou service.... that would be awesome. Has any American airline ever flown nonstop from the USA to Guangzhou? Note: The new <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> service ...

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by wilco
Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reservation Agent Jobs
Replies: 4
Views: 2324

RE: Reservation Agent Jobs

cyberual.... as an ex-SFORR sup i can confirm that there are probably 10-15 people who live in the Bay Area and commute to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> for their rez jobs.... all previously worked at SFORR (SF REZ) but y...

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by wilco
Mon May 31, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is The A380 Having Only Two Mains?
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

RE: Is The A380 Having Only Two Mains?

just a quick addition. Yes, there will certainly be another set of gear b4 this things hits the runway but just to note: I believe the two red objects hanging from each wing are actually weights to simulate engines.... (of course they probably aren't as heavy as the 4 engines will be) Can anyone con...

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by wilco
Mon May 31, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Went Wrong With The Engine Markings?
Replies: 12
Views: 4872

RE: What Went Wrong With This Engine?

I think ATL2CDG has got it.... so what we are probably looking at in the original picture is a shroud that was originally painted for use on a #2 engine (whereas the SCAN would be facing the passengers). Intersting one. SMCMAC- good pic you posted, it makes the answer easier to comprehend. -WILCO ED...

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by wilco
Mon May 31, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Customs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1961

RE: Customs?

its different depending on which countries you are flying in/out off... pelase give us more details (Airports please)

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by wilco
Mon May 31, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Gear Up" Hight?
Replies: 32
Views: 5899

RE: "Gear Up" Hight?

DI757MD: Except at 12Noon in certain parts of the tropics, the sun is never directly overhead. A lot of the day, morning and late afternoon, the sun is at such an angle that shadows of a flying aircraft are cast hundreds of yards away.... in the pic below, the a/c is departing 26L and the shadow is ...

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by wilco
Mon May 31, 2004 6:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Gear Up" Hight?
Replies: 32
Views: 5899

RE: "Gear Up" Hight?

I'm not sure, but if you look closely it appears that the shadow of the aircraft is on the runway that is visible indicating that it is indeed taking off from that runway.

Thats a pretty silly idea.

-WILCO

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by wilco
Mon May 31, 2004 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evacuation Slides
Replies: 55
Views: 14591

RE: A380 Evacuation Slides

I'm curious about the details of slide deployment (slides in general, not just 380). How long does the slide stay inflated after being deployed? Is it a closed system or is air continually pumped in to keep max-inflation? During the initial deployment where does all that air come from (is it an expl...

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by wilco
Sun May 30, 2004 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YAY! Am I Striking?
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

RE: YAY! Am I Striking?

very well executed Backfire. my regards to you....
-WILCO

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by wilco
Sat May 29, 2004 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evacuation Slides
Replies: 55
Views: 14591

RE: A380 Evacuation Slides

DAIRBUS.... and I bow to your searching skills... finding a comic strip that is directly related to the post "A380 Evacuation Slides" is truly a gift.
regards

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by wilco
Sat May 29, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evacuation Slides
Replies: 55
Views: 14591

RE: A380 Evacuation Slides

Here's a link to a FAA powerpoint presentation about the A380 slides... there are a few cool sketches that compare the A380 slides in comparison to the 747 2nd deck slide.... <a href="http://www.faa.gov/ats/asc/nlaweb/Downloads/PPT/DCN%20ARFF%20for%20NLAFG%2005-13-03.ppt" target=_blank>http://www.fa...

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by wilco
Sat May 29, 2004 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evacuation Slides
Replies: 55
Views: 14591

RE: A380 Evacuation Slides

save you all some trouble.... the last reply link goes to:

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by wilco
Sat May 29, 2004 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evacuation Slides
Replies: 55
Views: 14591

RE: A380 Evacuation Slides

i'll take friction burn over jetfuelfire burn anyday.

-WILCO

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by wilco
Sat May 29, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380's Engine?
Replies: 7
Views: 2041

RE: A380's Engine?

yes, it is. fairly lenghty thread on this topic out there already.... give SEARCH a try and I think you will find a lot of info (might have been tech/ops forum)

WILCO

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by wilco
Sat May 29, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Employment Advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

RE: Airline Employment Advice?

Here's the deal: There are tens of thousands (not an exagerration) of laid off airline employees who need a job, many CSA/REZ agents. So there is lots of competition for CSA/REZ jobs. (and remember: the internet and electronic check-in kiosks are reducing the amount of work needed to be done) Also, ...

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by wilco
Sat May 29, 2004 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evacuation Slides
Replies: 55
Views: 14591

RE: A380 Evacuation Slides

someone actually did a study on the PSYCHOLOGY of evacuating the upperdeck of the 380....
http://www.gp.tu-berlin.de/users/j/helmut_jungermann/artikel/atlantic%20city.pdf
-WILCO

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by wilco
Sat May 29, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evacuation Slides
Replies: 55
Views: 14591

RE: A380 Evacuation Slides

yeah, that main deck overwing exit is insane.

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by wilco
Sat May 29, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evacuation Slides
Replies: 55
Views: 14591

A380 Evacuation Slides

Found this pic of the planned evacuation slides for the A380 (1st pic of a miniature created for the evac-slide manufacturer, see: <a href="http://www.pacmin.com/news/news_060603a.html" target=_blank>http://www.pacmin.com/news/news_060603a.html</a> for info, second pic from slide manufacturer) That ...

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by wilco
Sat May 29, 2004 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is So Special With This 767 Pic?
Replies: 8
Views: 5438

RE: What Is So Special With This 767 Pic?

well your post certainly isn't gonna help.... a few thousand more views....

EDITED: I agree with the replies though, simply the remarks make people click.

[Edited 2004-05-28 19:30:34]

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by wilco
Fri May 28, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A380 Pic - Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 7069

RE: First A380 Pic - Questions

this A380 is NOT finished. it simply a pic of it with the wings on. don't worry, all the "holes" will be filled and they'll find a horizontal stabilizer somewhere...

-WILCO

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by wilco
Fri May 28, 2004 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA
Replies: 26
Views: 6951

RE: Breaking News: AA Emergency In BNA

alright NZ767.... you're the man for owing up to that. and that is something I can RESPECT. (and I'll try to write out the whole name in the topic headings in the future)

best regards,
WILCO

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