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by AirPacific747
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42456

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Another blast in Kabul just now. https://twitter.com/mattaikins/status/1430977166586654727?s=21 Did you read the post just below the first one? The one by the same poster who said his roommate thought it was a sonic boom? Yes, it’s speculation so far. Edit: possibly the US striking back https://twi...

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by AirPacific747
Thu Aug 26, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42456

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

https://www.reuters.com/
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winginit wrote:
AirPacific747 wrote:
At least ten US service members killed according to latest news now. This will have to be revenged.


Either provide a source or don't post. I'm not seeing ten anywhere.


Sorry.

https://www.reuters.com/

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by AirPacific747
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42456

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

At least ten US service members killed according to latest news now. This will have to be revenged. It is not surprising, given that Afghanistan is in chaos. One of the things about chaos is the lowest life forms are allowed to surface. RIP to the service members, who were only doing their jobs to ...

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by AirPacific747
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42456

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

At least ten US service members killed according to latest news now. This will have to be revenged.

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by AirPacific747
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 296
Views: 67564

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

That was more or less what they said themselves in the Norwegian media today Okay, but what do we know about that US AOC then? Will some aircraft be based in the US on US registration? I found this interview with Bjørn Tore Larsen, CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways, published Tuesday in Norwegian newsp...

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by AirPacific747
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 296
Views: 67564

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

“ Norse Atlantic Airways has good support from its Boeing 787 lessors. 15 Boeing 787-8/9s are due to be put into operations during 2022, by Norse. These aircrafts will be in mint condition for commercial operations by Norse, as the lessors will have performed all required maintenances incl D-checks...

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by AirPacific747
Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 296
Views: 67564

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Norse plan to have a Norwegian AOC for their flight between EU and Norway to the US, while they will have a British AOC for flights between UK and US. So no Irish AOC here I heard that there’s also a US aoc planned? I haven’t heard anything about that. You might be thinking of a U.S. foreign air ca...

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by AirPacific747
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 296
Views: 67564

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Someone83 wrote:
Norse plan to have a Norwegian AOC for their flight between EU and Norway to the US, while they will have a British AOC for flights between UK and US. So no Irish AOC here


I heard that there’s also a US aoc planned?

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by AirPacific747
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

SAS sent two A320neos from Copenhagen yesterday direct to Islamabad. DAT sent an Md82 as well with a fuel stop in Tbilisi.
Military aircraft also in the vicinity flying into KBL when possible.

Edit: Currently there’s a Danish Air Force aircraft on the ground at Kabul

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Leveled at FL220. A suspected pressurization issue due to bullet holes?

Edit: It has continued the climb to FL360

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Scoreboard wrote:
And finally airborne - already at 6,000 ft over the end of the runway


Max angle of climb just to get out of that mess it seems

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Looked like it was about to take off then just taxied off the runway back to the mil ramp. Hell of a time to have a maint issue Are all SOPs applied in this situation or do the pilots have a degree of judgement to apply when deciding if they go without something that they ordinarily would have, but...

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

32andBelow wrote:
N14AZ wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Fly them? They only have to fly them to Qatar or something

Do they have such a range? Sorry, not so familiar with military aviation…

They might not. I guess either load them into c17s or blow them up.


Maybe they could reach a US airbase in Pakistan if there is such a thing?

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

According to sources (Richard Engel), Taliban are firing against aircraft. Maybe the Turkish 77W was among those that got hit.

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

32andBelow wrote:
AirPacific747 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Hell of a time to have a maint issue


They were probably told to gtf off the runway to make room for USAF


The fastest way off a runway is wheels up lol!


Good point :-D

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

32andBelow wrote:
JoseSalazar wrote:
airsmiles wrote:
TK707 is now taxying again.


Looked like it was about to take off then just taxied off the runway back to the mil ramp.

Hell of a time to have a maint issue


They were probably told to gtf off the runway to make room for USAF

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://fr24.com/28cd21db
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JoseSalazar wrote:
KC135 and B52 en route. GRIMM21 B52 callsign. 60-0023.

Edit: looks like a RAF A400M and USAF C17 (RCH811) also enroute to Kabul.


Also 61-0002 another B-52

https://fr24.com/28cd21db

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

What's up with TK707? Why has it been holding for so long? Seeing the videos of KBL airport I am surprised that they can even have the runway open, so many people around the tarmac trying to get in planes is not safe, they can just walk in the runway and blocked, I don't really think anyone can con...

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

So the airport perimeter was breached by people desperate to leave but taliban refuses to let locals leave.

And Afghanistan airspace is now uncontrolled. Air India quickly turned around and left Afghan airspace.

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by AirPacific747
Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 296
Views: 67564

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Opus99 wrote:
Love the new livery. Looks much better than the Norwegian one


For me it’s kinda the opposite. I feel the current one looks nice but is more bland.

The Norwegian one stood out with its unique tail designs.

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by AirPacific747
Sun Aug 15, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187278

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Consider this as uncomfirmed until I find a better source. "The US military, which still controls Kabul airport, has closed it to all civilian flights, so it can evacuate its diplomats, and senior Afghan officials." https://twitter.com/TollytB/status/1426932605774176257 Then F all its all...

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by AirPacific747
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 296
Views: 67564

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

Looks awesome! Suits the 787 well.

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by AirPacific747
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25329

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the chief pilot doing the landing. There are many airlines in certain parts of the world that are run like this.

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by AirPacific747
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25329

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

Complete lack of CRM and SOPs. Scary stuff. Glad it was "only" a cargo flight.

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by AirPacific747
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking tour of Baghdad
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Indeed interesting. Do you not feel unsafe? And are you traveling to every country in the world? Or what is the purpose of this travel?

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by AirPacific747
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 7115

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

Reading this thread it seems like the answer is simple, pay all entry level pilots like senior captains at legacy airlines. No you’re misunderstanding the issue. It’s not a pay issue. Ryanair actually pays well* *once you’ve paid for your interview, uniform and rating. It’s everything else surround...

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by AirPacific747
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 7115

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

They deduct all the expenses from your salary for a certain time period. Probably three years or so. It’s a win win for Ryanair. That way they make sure you’re not going anywhere else for at least the same time period. Salary? Or invoice? I guess the second one as FR do not tend to sign labour cont...

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by AirPacific747
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Virtual737 wrote:
AirPacific747 wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:

So sing along....;)

It's coming home, it's coming home....


… but all roads lead to Rome, to Rome, to Rome :-D


I have to admit, that one wasn't a bad comeback for you ;) A nice change.


You’re welcome to use it as an inspiration too ;-)

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by AirPacific747
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

marcelh wrote:
AirPacific747 wrote:

… but all roads lead to Rome, to Rome, to Rome :-D

:spit: you owe me a keyboard…


8-) sorry

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by AirPacific747
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Not one English person in this thread has said that there is not an issue or in any way condoned the actions of the nutters. However, to even hint that the problem is solely or even mainly an England only issue just shows how blinkered some people are and it will do nothing to fix the issues. Gives...

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by AirPacific747
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Virtual737 wrote:
AirPacific747 wrote:
Guys, relax :-D it’ll come home some day. I’m a strong believer ;-)


So sing along....;)

It's coming home, it's coming home....


… but all roads lead to Rome, to Rome, to Rome :-D

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by AirPacific747
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Guys, relax :-D it’ll come home some day. I’m a strong believer ;-)

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by AirPacific747
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Are you being obtuse for the hell of it or just really don't get it? To be so obsessed with some 25 year old song. Which was written for Euro 96, which happened to be the first international Football event hosted in England since 1966, hence it's coming home to the nation that invented the sport, h...

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by AirPacific747
Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

...and you STILL don't get it. Head, meet wall. And neither do you. You started abusing the term, not us. We just went along. But now I understand why you seem a little “off” Are you being obtuse for the hell of it or just really don't get it? To be so obsessed with some 25 year old song. Which was...

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by AirPacific747
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 7115

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

They deduct all the expenses from your salary for a certain time period. Probably three years or so. It’s a win win for Ryanair. That way they make sure you’re not going anywhere else for at least the same time period. Salary? Or invoice? I guess the second one as FR do not tend to sign labour cont...

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by AirPacific747
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 7115

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

Good news for pilots? I know a pilot who flew for them and is overjoyed that he got out. If you are jobless and money is running low, it is good news, if you have 200 hours and nobody else is hiring is good news, take the Type rating like a university Master, I don't know how much is it, but it's a...

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years
Replies: 68
Views: 7115

Re: Ryanair to hire 2000 pilots in the next 3 years

32andBelow wrote:
Do the new pilots have to pay for their own training?


Yes of course. And their uniforms.

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Virtual737 wrote:
As long as everyone understands that... it's not personal.


Oh, it’s personal. :twisted:

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

The pleasure was all mine - beating Denmark and witnessing your meltdown was priceless. :wave: Or simply wishing for a fair match under equal terms? That’s obviously not part of your or UEFAs playbook. Still whining! :rotfl: Try reading "If" by Rudyard Kipling. :wave: Aww I feel sorry for...

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

scbriml wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
scbriml wrote:

Apparently, nobody outside England really does irony. :roll:


I learned it at hooligan school, which might explain it ;)


Was that lesson between Laser Pointer 101 and Advanced Mocking Little Girls?


I believe it was during the imitation of Russian fans lesson

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

scbriml wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
AirPacific747 wrote:
because you expected it to come home :-D


...and you STILL don't get it. Head, meet wall.


Apparently, nobody outside England really does irony. :roll:


We love irony and especially self irony, but you’re confusing irony with arrogance.

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

England, on the other hand, came and played far better than I had expected; kudos to them for "hanging in there" and showing us that, on any given day, a team can rise to its potential and inspire a nation. All the above banter aside, Denmark too. Lost first 2 games and still managed to f...

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

scbriml wrote:
AirPacific747 wrote:
Bye scbriml, it was a pleasure. :-D


The pleasure was all mine - beating Denmark and witnessing your meltdown was priceless. :wave:


Or simply wishing for a fair match under equal terms? That’s obviously not part of your or UEFAs playbook. You deserved what was coming for you.

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Just watch the video mate. Watch and learn. I didn't vote for Brexit and the issues you've raised pre-date it by decades mate. Those same issues exist in domestic football in England, Italy, Russia, Croatia (the list could go on and on) and in international football outside of Europe. Brexit may be...

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

I assumed victory? Where / when was that? Anyway I’ll just leave this here for you to watch: “Brexit mentality enables the ugliness of our country” https://youtu.be/2-mUMpJVBxA Bye. You're preaching to the choir. Most of your posts have lumped any English supporter here into the racist, violent min...

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Never assume anything, like how you should never assume victory before it's a reality. Will you never learn? Anyway, your loss. Keep crying :bouncy: I assumed victory? Where / when was that? Anyway I’ll just leave this here for you to watch: “Brexit mentality enables the ugliness of our country” ht...

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by AirPacific747
Mon Jul 12, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Euros 2020 thread
Replies: 420
Views: 19240

Re: Euros 2020 thread

Virtual737 wrote:
sierrakilo44 wrote:
Don’t mock an upset little girl supporting your opponents


How rude. Anyway, I assumed AirPacific747 was male.


Never assume anything, like how you should never assume victory before it's a reality. Will you never learn? Anyway, your loss. Keep crying :bouncy:

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