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by mikedlayer
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airband Scanners At FRA
Replies: 5
Views: 14436

Airband Scanners At FRA

Hi all, I'm travelling to <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> for a spotting trip this weekend, and heard a few rumours floating around that airband scanners are highly illegal to possess and operate over there. This being my first trip I thou...

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by mikedlayer
Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Upper Class LHR-JFK-LHR (pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 16471

RE: Virgin Upper Class LHR-JFK-LHR (pics)

From my experience it seems that <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> tend to offer more of a product than an experience as compared to other airlines offering a first class long haul service. Its a shame because it does look pretty good from the outside. Great trip...

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by mikedlayer
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scandinavian Take Me Home-MD80 ATH-CPH-DUB J Class
Replies: 60
Views: 17225

RE: Scandinavian Take Me Home-MD80 ATH-CPH-DUB J Class

Loved the trip report - thank you.

I'm yet to fly an MD80 route although have one booked for the summer. SAS look like they have fantastic service on board and in their airport lounges.

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by mikedlayer
Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: QF A380 Grounded, Bags Lost - LHR-SIN, TK A330/340
Replies: 77
Views: 34335

RE: QF A380 Grounded, Bags Lost - LHR-SIN, TK A330/340

Great report, thank you.

Its a shame about your luggage. It baffles me that a handling agent on the other side of the world could find out where your luggage was and yet the airline you flew with didn't have a clue. Very disappointing.

On the plus side - the flights looked pretty decent!

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by mikedlayer
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VS006 MIA-LHR A340-642 June 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 12921

RE: VS006 MIA-LHR A340-642 June 2008

Thanks for the trip report. Interesting read to see how Virgin have moved on from 2008.

Never seen a contrail forming from the aircraft I was on - very nice!

Mike.

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by mikedlayer
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New British Airways Advert
Replies: 52
Views: 11859

RE: New British Airways Advert

Love the new ad! But something about that classic theme tune gets me - should have included it somewhere!

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by mikedlayer
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: British Airways B767-Lounges+ Swissport Disgrace!.
Replies: 60
Views: 25795

RE: British Airways B767-Lounges+ Swissport Disgrace!.

Great trip report - thanks. The way you were treated in Athens was unbelievable. I have flown through there before with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and I must admit the Swissport handling agents their end were incredibly frosty. Barking at me "check in isn't open go away"...and the...

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by mikedlayer
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Camera, Lens Advice Please?!
Replies: 2
Views: 6525

New Camera, Lens Advice Please?!

Hi all, About to upgrade to a Canon 550D, and would be eternally greatful if I could have a little help choosing a new lens. I still have an Canon <acronym title="Far East Air Transport (Taiwan)">EF</acronym> 75-300mm f4/5.6 <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> M...

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by mikedlayer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A380 Schedule - Heathrow
Replies: 3
Views: 3564

A380 Schedule - Heathrow

Hi all, Planning my first <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> trip in a long long time. I understand now the perimeter road between 27L and 27R has now been blocked off to traffic and pedestrians and is all now diverted around the back of the hangers? I was ...

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by mikedlayer
Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats The Ugliest Car?
Replies: 101
Views: 5487

RE: Whats The Ugliest Car?



Saw it on Top Gear, never thought I'd see it on the road until the other day when I overtook it on the M1....hideous thing the Nissan Cube...

Mike

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by mikedlayer
Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Will Win American Idol?
Replies: 120
Views: 4909

RE: Who Will Win American Idol?

I think Mandisa will win, she seems the typical person to win this kind of reality tv show (ie - Simon insults her at the audition, also she has a good voice).

I'd like to see Kellie Pickler or Chris Daughtry win though.

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by mikedlayer
Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will The UK Ever Go Fully Metric?
Replies: 101
Views: 4994

RE: Will The UK Ever Go Fully Metric?

If we change mph to kph, why don't we just start driving on the other side of the road? Might as well join the euro whilst we're at it. It seems ridiculous to me to change something which has been in place so many years that the majority of the people living in Britain are used to it so much its sec...

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by mikedlayer
Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Problem With Pmdg Lnav & Vnav
Replies: 8
Views: 38751

Problem With Pmdg Lnav & Vnav

I was wondering if anyone could help. I've just got a hold of the PMDG 737 package which is great, and have been using Fred Clausen's guide to how to use the FMC/controls etc which is also superb. Having a slight problem. I go to engage VNAV and LNAV as it says in the guide which I'm guessing contro...

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by mikedlayer
Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorway Driving In The U.K.
Replies: 121
Views: 3149

RE: Motorway Driving In The U.K.

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by mikedlayer
Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorway Driving In The U.K.
Replies: 121
Views: 3149

RE: Motorway Driving In The U.K.

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by mikedlayer
Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorway Driving In The U.K.
Replies: 121
Views: 3149

RE: Motorway Driving In The U.K.

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by mikedlayer
Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Sven Blames The Tabloids!
Replies: 10
Views: 1603

RE: So Sven Blames The Tabloids!

Typical tabloids like The Sun/The News of the World always set out to create bad news. Whereas papers such as The Times like reporting real news, these bozo's try to create alternative news to earn their 30p in the local corner shop. They say no news is good news, and where the tabloids are involved...

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by mikedlayer
Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorway Driving In The U.K.
Replies: 121
Views: 3149

RE: Motorway Driving In The U.K.

Easy solution for the motorway driving, into the fast lane, put you're foot down and make everyone move out of your way  Wink

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by mikedlayer
Sun Jan 15, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More MSN 8.0 Invites!
Replies: 39
Views: 2540

RE: More MSN 8.0 Invites!

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by mikedlayer
Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR The 13th Of Febuary
Replies: 35
Views: 1725

RE: LHR The 13th Of Febuary

Count me in, I have the 13th off Big grin (who said the number 13 was unlucky?!)

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by mikedlayer
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Kamikaze Final Approach.Help!
Replies: 28
Views: 5532

RE: Kamikaze Final Approach.Help!

Have you tried checking your altitude hold switch? Sometimes when I press the APP button the altitude hold gets disengaged.

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by mikedlayer
Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Who Here Is Shooting RAW / NEF
Replies: 54
Views: 5098

Who Here Is Shooting RAW / NEF

RAW for me. I used to be a huge JPEG fan as I had no idea how to process a RAW image, not any more though Big grin

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by mikedlayer
Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Plane Made You A Plane Geek?
Replies: 77
Views: 7458

RE: What Plane Made You A Plane Geek?

757 for me, ever since my first ever flight which just happened to be a 757 Big grin

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by mikedlayer
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Upgrading For FS
Replies: 11
Views: 6709

RE: Upgrading For FS

Small set back here! Wondering if anyone could help. Just bought a new motherboard which I'm pleased with. However I've just noticed in the manual it says not to use a 3.3V Graphics Card in the <acronym title="Malaga (AGP / LEMG), Spain">AGP</acronym> slot of this motherboard. So it rules out the 62...

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by mikedlayer
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Upgrading For FS
Replies: 11
Views: 6709

RE: Upgrading For FS

Thanks I'll look into it. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><fon...

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by mikedlayer
Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Upgrading For FS
Replies: 11
Views: 6709

RE: Upgrading For FS

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by mikedlayer
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Upgrading For FS
Replies: 11
Views: 6709

RE: Upgrading For FS

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by mikedlayer
Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Upgrading For FS
Replies: 11
Views: 6709

Upgrading For FS

Hi all, Finally decided to upgrade my <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> so I can actually use <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym>. It's been perfectly fine up until last week, where it seems on my world trip leg number 4 using <acronym title...

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by mikedlayer
Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anything For Xmas You Didn't Like On Ebay?
Replies: 3
Views: 2281

RE: Anything For Xmas You Didn't Like On Ebay?

I think you should answer first, so...did you? Big grin

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by mikedlayer
Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Xmas Eve Tv, Thank God For Little Britain!
Replies: 16
Views: 2441

RE: Xmas Eve Tv, Thank God For Little Britain!

Then turn over to Sky Movies 1 for Shrek 2, aren't you lucky Big grin

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by mikedlayer
Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Shooting On Christmas Day
Replies: 19
Views: 3510

RE: Shooting On Christmas Day

Xmas has always been the same for me, and I'm sure it'll stay the same for quite some time to come. Wake up, open some prezzies, have Xmas lunch, open some more, slump infront of the tele and finally fall asleep after having too much to drink.... Of course if the weather becomes 100% perfect and my ...

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by mikedlayer
Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have 3 Windows Live Messenger (MSNM 8.0) Invites
Replies: 55
Views: 3606

RE: I Have 3 Windows Live Messenger (MSNM 8.0) Invites

Better put my email up as well then, I'd love an invite Big grin

[email protected]

Merry Christmas

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by mikedlayer
Sun Dec 25, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir @ LHR 24-12-2005?
Replies: 17
Views: 5066

RE: RyanAir @ LHR 24-12-2005?

Thought I'd never see the day....and I didn't as I wasn't there  Angry I know someone who is going to be very very annoyed!! Big grin

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by mikedlayer
Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:09 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Worst FS Moments?
Replies: 67
Views: 12212

RE: Your Worst FS Moments?

I got seriously annoyed the other day. Decided to do a round the world trip thing with about 25 legs or so. Was on a long stretch (about a 5 hour flight - using <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym> Passengers). Landed (successfully - those pax complain about the slightest bump!) and was taxi...

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by mikedlayer
Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have 3 Windows Live Messenger (MSNM 8.0) Invites
Replies: 55
Views: 3606

RE: I Have 3 Windows Live Messenger (MSNM 8.0) Invites

If I get an invite I'd be happy to spread mine around to whoever wants one Big grin

Starting to sound like the Miss World contest here  Wink

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by mikedlayer
Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have 3 Windows Live Messenger (MSNM 8.0) Invites
Replies: 55
Views: 3606

RE: I Have 3 Windows Live Messenger (MSNM 8.0) Invites

I wouldn't mind an invite if theres one going spare please Big grin

Merry Christmas

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by mikedlayer
Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Xmas Eve Tv, Thank God For Little Britain!
Replies: 16
Views: 2441

RE: Xmas Eve Tv, Thank God For Little Britain!

All must watch tonight.....Computer says yes...... Big grin

Think Little Ant & Dec overplayed the whole Lou & Andy thing just a little bit!

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by mikedlayer
Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shayne Ward: That's My Goal Question?
Replies: 21
Views: 4064

RE: Shayne Ward: That's My Goal Question?

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by mikedlayer
Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Indoor Show Photography
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

Indoor Show Photography

Hi all, Wondering if anyone could give me any advice. Got a friend in a panto which I'm going to see in a weeks time, wouldn't mind getting a few photos of the event. The small theatre/pavillion it will be in is going to be in pretty much darkness except the stage. What sort of settings should I use...

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by mikedlayer
Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: King Kong - Incredible Movie, By All Standards
Replies: 33
Views: 2547

RE: King Kong - Incredible Movie, By All Standards

I think it was a brilliant film. I've seen many 3 hour + films before, and this was one of the only ones where I haven't felt bored 2 hours in.

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by mikedlayer
Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Keane Completes Switch To Celtic
Replies: 14
Views: 1481

RE: Keane Completes Switch To Celtic

I've never really liked him, specially his little bust up with the Ireland team in the last World Cup. But good luck at Celtic, I'm sure he'll be out soon when he twigs hes only getting half his Man Utd weekly wage!

[Edited 2005-12-16 16:49:22]

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by mikedlayer
Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your Best Shot Of The Year.
Replies: 183
Views: 10264

RE: Your Best Shot Of The Year.

Mine has to be: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/932443/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/932443/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/4/4/932443.jpg" alt="Click here for bigger photo!" border="...

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by mikedlayer
Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!
Replies: 184
Views: 9116

RE: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!

Seems that part of the M1 has just re-opened, yet junction 8 at Hemel Hempstead is still closed. Kaz, I'm sure there is nothing to worry about. I doubt anything major will happen now as most of the oil containers seem to have apparantly done their worst according to the news. Just try to forget abou...

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by mikedlayer
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!
Replies: 184
Views: 9116

RE: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!

Jutes85 - I wouldn't worry about it. Most transport networks are still ok, apart from the M1 motorway between Junction 6 (Watford North) and Junction 10 (Luton Airport) which is closed. Unless you're right next to the oil dumps then the air will just smell a little smoky. Of course if you are an ast...

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by mikedlayer
Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BBC Top Gear Notice
Replies: 55
Views: 4484

RE: BBC Top Gear Notice

Phil - you fancy going halves on the Bugatti? I'll let you have it on weekends!!  Wink

Superb little car that is, did he say it had 10 radiators???

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by mikedlayer
Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!
Replies: 184
Views: 9116

RE: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!

It smells like a very smoggy air supply down here in Watford. Bit like a very thick and vast bonfire smell. I just heard another bang, not quite sure whether it was another explosion or a firework, but I'm pretty sure it was an oil tank as they said something about another explosion on the news. Lot...

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by mikedlayer
Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!
Replies: 184
Views: 9116

RE: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!

I was at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> today and it was terrible. Started out fine and you could see the smoke plume in the distance. As it finally started to catch up with us it passed over <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdo...

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by mikedlayer
Sun Dec 11, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!
Replies: 184
Views: 9116

Huge Explosion In Hemel Hempstead, UK!

I live about 15 miles away from the location, and my entire family were woken up by the explosion, with all the doors and windows shaking. Seriously loud stuff, some say they heard it in Kent!

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by mikedlayer
Sat Dec 10, 2005 6:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cloudy Conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

RE: Cloudy Conditions

James,

I'd love to shoot with RAW, but I have absolutly no idea on the post-processing...?

Thanks for the ideas Viv.

Mike

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by mikedlayer
Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cloudy Conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Cloudy Conditions

I've had many a photographer ask me what setting I have my 300D on when you've got the general overcast cloud which seems to occur most days at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, but never seem to know what to tell them. It seems I'm always changing settin...

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