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by Evergreen
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Flies Over Your House?
Replies: 134
Views: 9573

RE: What Flies Over Your House?

Until recently I lived close enough to <acronym title="Burlington - International (BTV / KBTV), USA - Vermont">BTV</acronym> to hear the fans on 328s and Saabs starting up in the early mornings. There's a steady stream (by our rural standards, anyway) of Embraers and CRJs on their way to <acronym ti...

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by Evergreen
Fri Nov 12, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Bransons 4 Engine Theory
Replies: 94
Views: 12121

RE: Richard Bransons 4 Engine Theory

Generously, I fling my ignorance of airframe and engine construction out into the open for everyone's entertainment... I'm tempted to say that four engines consume more fuel than two (Gee, is that intuitive enough?)... But on two aircraft of similar mass, wouldn't the four engines work only half as ...

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by Evergreen
Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Apply To Be A Scab?
Replies: 62
Views: 9481

RE: How To Apply To Be A Scab?

The talk of union protections against the evil capitalist machine brings to mind George Bailey's speech to Mr. Potter in It's a Wonderful Life: "Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... They do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Wel...

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by Evergreen
Sun Jul 25, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skipping Your Connecting Flight (DL)
Replies: 65
Views: 13783

RE: Skipping Your Connecting Flight (DL)

Am I missing something entirely here? For all the talk of CoC and breaking the rules and, incredibly, thinking myself "above" the others, just what do I purchase when I reserve a seat? I only buy the right to occupy a certain seat on a certain aircraft that (so I'm told, anyway) will push back at on...

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by Evergreen
Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight 93 Crashed W/o Cockpit Struggle?
Replies: 44
Views: 8834

RE: Flight 93 Crashed W/o Cockpit Struggle?

A story in our <acronym title="Burlington - International (BTV / KBTV), USA - Vermont">BTV</acronym> local paper a year ago recounted training sessions for Vermont Air Guard pilots for their patrols over New York City in the weeks after 9/11. Aviators stunned into silence at the discussion of pax je...

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