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by JeffDCA
Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO DC-10 Titanium Strip Cause Of Concord Crash
Replies: 222
Views: 22611

RE: CO DC-10 Titanium Strip Cause Of Concord Crash

It was definately Mike Bannister. I remember watching a TV documentary on the crash some months after it, where he was interviewed, and these subjects were brought up.

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Outsells Boeing At Paris Air Show
Replies: 46
Views: 11980

RE: Airbus Outsells Boeing At Paris Air Show

No big news there, we all know that Airbus like to show their new orders at airshows where as Boeing don't particularly. Just the dang old press trying to stir things up again.  Smile

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Wed May 04, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai BKK-JFK 5 Hours Early
Replies: 32
Views: 9652

RE: Thai BKK-JFK 5 Hours Early

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by JeffDCA
Sun May 01, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: You Favorite Radio Accents
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

RE: You Favorite Radio Accents

Chineese accents on the radio always make me laugh for some reason.

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skydiver Killed In Collision With Jump Plane
Replies: 13
Views: 7971

RE: Skydiver Killed In Collision With Jump Plane

I often fly in the vicinity of DED, and always monitor the CTAF frequency, more for warning of jumps than traffic in the area. On some occasions i have seen jumps taking place without any, or insufficient warning over the radio. Coupled with the fact that many people use DED as an overfly waypoint t...

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by JeffDCA
Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Police Attitudes To Planespotters
Replies: 27
Views: 3417

RE: Greek Police Attitudes To Planespotters

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by JeffDCA
Thu Apr 21, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Police Attitudes To Planespotters
Replies: 27
Views: 3417

RE: Greek Police Attitudes To Planespotters

They're renowned for that kind of attitude in Greece, for instance the British plane spotters' arrest, and the restrictions on photography of any kind at or near air bases in Greece. No idea why, compared to the UK and US armed forces for example, the Greek military hasn't got anything worth hiding!...

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by JeffDCA
Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aborted Take-Off: Thomsonfly AMS-Coventry
Replies: 4
Views: 3691

RE: Aborted Take-Off: Thomsonfly AMS-Coventry

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by JeffDCA
Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another BA744 Engine Failure!
Replies: 51
Views: 13572

RE: Another BA744 Engine Failure!

Couldn't agree more with you sir! The RB211 is one of the most proven engines in the world, reliability and performance wise, and BA's engineering is top notch!

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another BA744 Engine Failure!
Replies: 51
Views: 13572

RE: Another BA744 Engine Failure!

A friend of mine who is a retired 744 captain at <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> did once say that they put the good RB211's on the 767's, for obvious reasons. Not too sure how ture that statement was, but it looks like there is some truth to it. Also, as FlyMIA said, they happen more ...

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by JeffDCA
Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This Picture Legal?
Replies: 54
Views: 19364

RE: Is This Picture Legal?

Why is it that most, if not all the great photos on this site must in some way be declared illegal, or fake by someone or other? Just enjoy the photos for the masterpeices they are people!

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Mon Apr 11, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!
Replies: 103
Views: 16671

RE: Virgin Atlantic 21st Birthday Livery!

Cheers for the info ITK, i too didn't know such a scheme was in the works, i bet it'll be a good one knowing <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>. Don't pay attention to all the pathetic responses out there, if anything they come from lonely sad individuals who are ...

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by JeffDCA
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Choice Airways B767 New Cabin Photos
Replies: 56
Views: 66766

RE: First Choice Airways B767 New Cabin Photos

Looking good! Can't wait to experience it when i fly with them in either May or June on the <acronym title="Orlando - Sanford (Central Florida Regional) (SFB / KSFB), USA - Florida">SFB</acronym>-<acronym title="Nottingham - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym...

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by JeffDCA
Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson Almost Gets Deported From India
Replies: 36
Views: 7982

RE: Branson Almost Gets Deported From India

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by JeffDCA
Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congrats Rick767 making left seat!
Replies: 61
Views: 6560

RE: Congrats Rick767 Making Left Seat!

I'm sure that I am still being far too kind to my First Officers but it will wear off soon enough

I bet it will!  Laugh out loud

Congratulations on the promotion, it's a great achievement. All the best, sir!

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Mile High Club
Replies: 23
Views: 10222

RE: A380 Mile High Club

<I>well Jeff i bet you've not been on the likes of <acronym title="Japan Airlines">JL</acronym>, <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>, <acronym title="Asiana Airlines (South Korea)">OZ</acronym> to name a few, they are just as good if not better than <acronym title="Singapo...

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by JeffDCA
Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Mile High Club
Replies: 23
Views: 10222

RE: A380 Mile High Club

The worst thing is in these times, that kind of airline would probably be a huge success.

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Mile High Club
Replies: 23
Views: 10222

RE: A380 Mile High Club

<I>oh, and that's your opinion of <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>, but at the end of the day all airlines are pretty average when it comes to travellers in economy.</I> Don't agree. <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> have the...

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by JeffDCA
Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Mile High Club
Replies: 23
Views: 10222

RE: A380 Mile High Club

<I>yeah i won't even fly his Virgin off shoot Virgin Blue, i'm not about to belittle myself to fly Virgin Atlantic either, trashy is not my cuppa tea. </I> Right..... whatever, believe me mate, <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> beat the living crap out of <acrony...

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by JeffDCA
Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717 = Officially Cancelled
Replies: 134
Views: 23742

RE: 717 = Officially Cancelled

<I>What a sham. I'm surprised that Boeing brought out McDonalds anyway. They killed the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 and now the DC-9. That smacks of a monopoly to me. And the Douglas aircraft were Waaaaaat superior to anything Boeing has brought out (i.e. DC-8-63 v. B.707-320). O...

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by JeffDCA
Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Virgin Blue In Trouble?
Replies: 18
Views: 5995

RE: Is Virgin Blue In Trouble?

Now that Virgin Atlantic are flying to Sydney, and Virgin group are looking at starting a Trans-Pacific service, i'd have thought the future never looked better for Virgin Blue.

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Message In The Snow On Approach To 9-R @ ORD
Replies: 47
Views: 13358

RE: Message In The Snow On Approach To 9-R @ ORD

I wonder if they'll do it on the new store on approach to SFB?

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Route To Fly?
Replies: 34
Views: 5856

RE: Favorite Route To Fly?

MIA-MCO on the AA 75, boy does she ever go!! Big grin

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin's Fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 3001

RE: Virgin's Fleet

<a href="http://www.jethros.i12.com" target=_blank>http://www.jethros.i12.com</a> has constantly updated fleet information for <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> among others. Don't think we're likely to see any aircraft leave the <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic A...

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by JeffDCA
Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Message In The Snow On Approach To 9-R @ ORD
Replies: 47
Views: 13358

RE: Message In The Snow On Approach To 9-R @ ORD

I noticed the <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> "Go Jet Set, Go" ad on top of a building on approach to 31R at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> (left side of the plane) last week. Bet ...

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by JeffDCA
Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Sick Passengers...Scorn And Pity
Replies: 33
Views: 8121

RE: Air Sick Passengers...Scorn And Pity

Nealcg, Live and let live, that's all i can say to that. It happens from time to time, heck even a friend of mine blew chunks all over me while going <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym...

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by JeffDCA
Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Composite Materials And AA's Livery
Replies: 31
Views: 4281

RE: Composite Materials And AA's Livery

You learn something new everyday! Thanks for educating me EMBQA.  Smile

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas Dinner In-flight?
Replies: 15
Views: 4342

RE: Christmas Dinner In-flight?

Had a great Christmas dinner on <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> last year (Dec 22nd), turned out to be a rather excellent flight, <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / ...

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by JeffDCA
Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Problems @ MAN Due No De-icing Fluid!
Replies: 19
Views: 5179

RE: Major Problems @ MAN Due No De-icing Fluid!

You'd have thought they'd have been prepared for this, given that it's not exactly an unknown fact that deicing fluid is needed rather a lot at this time of year. Hope they get it sorted out before Jan 3rd otherwise my plans to get home could well be royally screwed.

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Composite Materials And AA's Livery
Replies: 31
Views: 4281

RE: Composite Materials And AA's Livery

EMBQA,
Just telling it like i heard from an AA employee and a reputable magazine. Feel free to dissagree with me  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Composite Materials And AA's Livery
Replies: 31
Views: 4281

RE: Composite Materials And AA's Livery

Cha747, Try and get this magazine: <a href="http://www.airwaysmag.com/magazine/a107/" target=_blank>http://www.airwaysmag.com/magazine/a107/</a>. If i recall correctly it explains Alclad in the article "Paint or Polish?". I would quote it for you but i've left the magazine in my apartment in the US....

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by JeffDCA
Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Composite Materials And AA's Livery
Replies: 31
Views: 4281

RE: Composite Materials And AA's Livery

<I>Hu'h...??? The composite structure on the American Airlines A300 has remained painted gray. The fuselage, which is aluminum was stripped of paint and polished. You can not 'polish' composite.</I> hmmm... well i heard what i said from an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> employ...

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by JeffDCA
Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7e7 - Fly By Wire Controls
Replies: 40
Views: 5383

RE: 7e7 - Fly By Wire Controls

<I>Shame...such a beautiful modern airplane with such old fashion controls</I> I personally prefer a yoke compared to a joystick, makes you feel like you're actually flying an airplane rather than a computer game. Thank God Boeing saw sense to continue with the yoke! Just my $0.02  <img src="/d...

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by JeffDCA
Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Composite Materials And AA's Livery
Replies: 31
Views: 4281

RE: Composite Materials And AA's Livery

The engineers at <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> managed to come up with a solution to making composite parts 'shine', by coating them with something (i forget what), then buffing as with aluminium. This is what they did with the A300 to make it a silver bird, rather than a gre...

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by JeffDCA
Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch/T Cook/First Ch/Britannia - Fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 2954

RE: Monarch/T Cook/First Ch/Britannia - Fleet?

For all UK airline fleet listings, http://www.jethros.i12.com has constantly updated information. It should be able to answer many a question  Smile

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767s
Replies: 26
Views: 3922

RE: BA 767s

I'll be going on G-tech <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> next week! Should have booked with <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic ...

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by JeffDCA
Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Crossing
Replies: 23
Views: 3917

RE: Atlantic Crossing

One of those questions you can't really answer unfortunately. I've been travelling across the pond very frequently just lately, and the journeys have varied from completely smooth, to the odd bump every now and again, to bloody awful in some places. Best advice is just keep your belt fastened all th...

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by JeffDCA
Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A332F
Replies: 9
Views: 2587

RE: A332F

<I>Well, expect it any day now. You know how Airbus is, when Boeing launches something, they have an answer to it within weeks.</I> Despite telling everyone there's no market for Boeings latest product, and they're not worried, i might add.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/...

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by JeffDCA
Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A332F
Replies: 9
Views: 2587

RE: A332F

It's been on the cards for a while i believe, i've seen an Airbus produced image of it. It's just never been launched.

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Engine Choice For 777s
Replies: 28
Views: 5339

RE: BA's Engine Choice For 777s

"little downfall just there"... hmm, care to expand on that one champ?

Once again, you know exactly what i'm talking about.  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Thu Nov 25, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Engine Choice For 777s
Replies: 28
Views: 5339

RE: BA's Engine Choice For 777s

You know exactly what i meant ConcordeBoy. Please stop trying to act all proud, especially after your little downfall just there.  Wow!

Once again, good day sir,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Engine Choice For 777s
Replies: 28
Views: 5339

RE: BA's Engine Choice For 777s

<I>I've never once claimed that RB211s have anything to do with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> acquiring GE90s.</I> Very clever, ConcordeBoy, twisting peoples words in your own favour. Shows the kind of low life you are. If i were you i'd leave this thread until you've done as RRFan s...

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by JeffDCA
Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Engine Choice For 777s
Replies: 28
Views: 5339

RE: BA's Engine Choice For 777s

<I>...'bout time you learned that; considering that you argued the complete opposite through two whole threads</I> Bout time you learned to read, since in past threads referring to this subject i was using examples of airlines not currently operating the GE90. <I>...I'm curious, whom here claimed th...

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by JeffDCA
Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Engine Choice For 777s
Replies: 28
Views: 5339

RE: BA's Engine Choice For 777s

I'm with you, GDB, a good friend of mine was a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> employee at the time of the <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym>/RR switch, and he's never heard of this "must buy Trents in place of RB211's" story. According to him it was all down to ...

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by JeffDCA
Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gifts For Flight Attendants
Replies: 50
Views: 20434

RE: Gifts For Flight Attendants

<I>But come 23rd December, when I'm a lawyer, should I expect a gift from the clients I represent? I think not.</I> Exactly, becuase you should never expect anything from anyone. It's just a nice token of appreciation if someone does choose to give you a gift, or card etc, that's all. Cheers, Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What/who Is Your Airport Named After?
Replies: 125
Views: 16216

RE: What/who Is Your Airport Named After?

N1120a,
Looking at an aeronautical chart it's roughly 6 miles from Derby, 11 from Nottingham and 15 from Leicester.

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What/who Is Your Airport Named After?
Replies: 125
Views: 16216

RE: What/who Is Your Airport Named After?

Nottingham East Midlands Airport is named because it's in Nottingham...... despite being closer to Derby and having a Derby address.  Nuts

Cheers,

Jeff

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by JeffDCA
Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gifts For Flight Attendants
Replies: 50
Views: 20434

RE: Gifts For Flight Attendants

Don't worry about [email protected], he's a University Student living in Wales. Need i say more? Personally i think whether it be in the UK or the US <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s working in the Christmas period would be very happy to recieve a gift. They might be "just doing their job...

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by JeffDCA
Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have The Brits Thwarted 9/11-type Attacks?
Replies: 15
Views: 2653

RE: Have The Brits Thwarted 9/11-type Attacks?

<I>i'm afraid you're the one being deluded about the true nature of actual threats.</I> I doubt that. The fact that no 9/11 style terrorist attacks have taken place in the UK shows that the government are doing a good job. If you think for a minute that there have been no terrorist attacks in Britai...

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by JeffDCA
Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have The Brits Thwarted 9/11-type Attacks?
Replies: 15
Views: 2653

RE: Have The Brits Thwarted 9/11-type Attacks?

<I>But why? If such a threat was thwarted, why not come out and tell the public the nature of the threat and how it was stopped etc. Why the silence?</I> Because if they came out with every terrorist attack that was stopped, the public really would be browning themselves. It's better to keep it quie...

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