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by copper1
Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Football League Charters
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Canadian Football League Charters

This coming weekend the Edmonton Eskimos play the Hamilton Tigercats. Those who follow the CFL know the tabbies are playing in Guelph this year as their new stadium is being built. A couple of questions I am looking for answers for. Who will the Eskimos fly with and where will they fly into. Any cha...

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by copper1
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Mechanics, Baggage Handlers Reject Contract
Replies: 103
Views: 8614

RE: AC Mechanics, Baggage Handlers Reject Contract

Its just a game that has been played forever and will always be played....the players change, the rules are tweaked and onward we go.

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by copper1
Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Could This Be Anything But Foul Play?
Replies: 6
Views: 2794

RE: Could This Be Anything But Foul Play?

My guess is the stuff was stolen from his cruiser. I know my department would like the stuff returned no matter what the circumstances if found.

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by copper1
Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Witnessed A Plane Crash?
Replies: 117
Views: 21110

RE: Has Anyone Witnessed A Plane Crash?

Fairey Firefly into Lake Ontario-- 1 fatality
Snowbird air to air collision- Toronto 1 fatality 1 ejection
Hawker Sea Fury Sarnia Ontario 1 fatality
Hawker Siddley Nimrod into Lake Ontario 7 fatalities

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by copper1
Sun Apr 16, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Clamps Down On Baggage
Replies: 69
Views: 7447

RE: Virgin Atlantic Clamps Down On Baggage

If the travelling public has to pay extra for overweight bags, where is the discount for underweight bags or no bags at all. I guarantee I would fly any airline that discounts my fare by the same per kilo charge that they charge for overweight bags. Afterall, if it is all about money and the extra c...

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by copper1
Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Other Diabetics?
Replies: 30
Views: 2593

Any Other Diabetics?

I found out in January. Just a bit of a shock as I didn't present symptoms. Was discovered during a routine physical when my blood sugar came back at a 15-16. Big change in the diet and lots more exercise. I've lost nearly 40 pounds (18kg), 3 inches off my waist and my blood sugar is down to a weekl...

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by copper1
Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Goths "more Likely To Self Harm"
Replies: 53
Views: 3628

RE: Goths "more Likely To Self Harm"

Q. How many Emos does it take to change a light bulb?

A. It won't happen, they're all laying around in the dark cutting themselves with broken light bulbs.

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by copper1
Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Clamps Down On Baggage
Replies: 69
Views: 7447

RE: Virgin Atlantic Clamps Down On Baggage

I agree with airlines clamping down but agree more with VASU and eagarly await the airlines clamping down on carry on luggage. With airline restrictions on checked baggage increasing, I suspect bigger and more dangerously, heavier carry ons as people try to avoid too much/heavy checked bags. Very li...

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by copper1
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 131, YYZ-YVR 30Aug06, Do I Need Help?
Replies: 11
Views: 3956

RE: AC 131, YYZ-YVR 30Aug06, Do I Need Help?

Thanks for the info everyone. VDB will depend on the weather at YVR when I arrive. Two or three hour layover should be good.

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by copper1
Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 131, YYZ-YVR 30Aug06, Do I Need Help?
Replies: 11
Views: 3956

RE: AC 131, YYZ-YVR 30Aug06, Do I Need Help?

No need for the standby as the layover is only one hour. I'm disappointed that it could not be longer. All I really hope for is better weather in Vancouver than the last two times I have gone this route.

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by copper1
Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 131, YYZ-YVR 30Aug06, Do I Need Help?
Replies: 11
Views: 3956

AC 131, YYZ-YVR 30Aug06, Do I Need Help?

I booked this flight awhile ago and I now see that it is no longer listed on the Air Canada website. I assume this means that the plane will be full. I chose it because it has been years since I was on a 767 and my final destination is Victoria and this flight had the longest layover in Vancouver. D...

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by copper1
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time With Current Employer
Replies: 89
Views: 2324

RE: Time With Current Employer

25 years, 6 months and 1 day

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by copper1
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Legend Lives On From The Chippewa On Down..."
Replies: 37
Views: 4316

RE: "The Legend Lives On From The Chippewa On Down..."

Great song, I'm going to see Lightfoot on December 02 in Stratford Ontario. Always wanted to and now I'm going.

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by copper1
Fri May 13, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Starts YYZ Service
Replies: 16
Views: 2696

RE: Aeromexico Starts YYZ Service

Great aircraft expected but weather is supposed to be wet and cold.

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by copper1
Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Police Traffic Officer Murdered On Job
Replies: 3
Views: 1912

RE: Australian Police Traffic Officer Murdered On Job

One person patrol cars are SOP for most of Canada as far as I know. Some may have 2 person cars but that would be a negotiated contract item in most cases I suspect. Economics always seems to take precedence over Officer safety. While those who make to financial decisions are home in bed, safe and s...

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by copper1
Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Speeding Ticket
Replies: 19
Views: 1964

RE: Speeding Ticket

to StarAC17


If convicted you will receive three demerit points on your licence. As to insurance going through the roof.... depends on your insurance company but don't be surprised if there is an increase.

Jeff

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by copper1
Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Deserter Denied Refugee Status In Canada
Replies: 22
Views: 2797

RE: US Deserter Denied Refugee Status In Canada

Don't get too excited about any return of this individual to the USA. He has appeals available that can keep him here in Canada for years to come. My personal feeling is he should be back in the States by now, the decision was made and he should have been taken directly from the courthouse to the bo...

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by copper1
Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bonds Hints At Missing Season, Calling It Quits?
Replies: 38
Views: 2113

RE: Bonds Hints At Missing Season, Calling It Quits?

Boo frickity hoo. With any luck the S.O.B. won't come back to the game ever. Baseball will be better off without him and guys like him. All that talent and no morals, what a shame.

Jeff

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by copper1
Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Soldier Awarded The Victoria Cross
Replies: 42
Views: 3159

RE: British Soldier Awarded The Victoria Cross

One must keep in mind that this award can be given to any member of an armed service whose country is part of the Commonwealth. When one considers this it makes the awarding of this medal even more rare. 1350 total amongnst all Commonwealth nations makes this the premier bravery award imho.

Jeff

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by copper1
Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Police Officers And Guns In Your Country.
Replies: 68
Views: 6460

RE: Police Officers And Guns In Your Country.

My everyday firearm is a Beretta Model 96D .40 cal semi automatic pistol with controlled expansion rounds. We have access to a number of other weapons ie: shotguns, MP5's, assorted sniper equipment etc. In addition we have a number of less than lethal use of force options, pepper spray, expandable b...

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by copper1
Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rooting For Eagles But Not Putting Money On Them
Replies: 1
Views: 2084

RE: Rooting For Eagles But Not Putting Money On Them

I've put a fiver on the Eagles just for fun but I believe I might as welll have set fire to it. It sure would be a heck of an upset if it happens.

Jeff

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by copper1
Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Burnely Vs Liverpool....what A Goal!
Replies: 8
Views: 1762

RE: Burnely Vs Liverpool....what A Goal!

Saw it. Rather unfortunate for the player involved but at least he doesn't have to be worried about being killed for an own goal eh?

Jeff

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by copper1
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Great White Sharks Vs Killer Whales
Replies: 34
Views: 8741

RE: Great White Sharks Vs Killer Whales

A few years ago on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> there was a clip shot in the wild of this exact confrontation, A solitary killer whale vs. a great white shark. It was no contest, the killer whale won big time. Both were good sized examples but the killer whale's size and st...

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by copper1
Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International Charters To YHM
Replies: 2
Views: 2043

RE: International Charters To YHM

Excellent!!!!!!!! A great photo opportunity to get some rare birds to this part of the world.

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by copper1
Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Airshow 2004
Replies: 16
Views: 2906

RE: London Airshow 2004

LY744 I wrote down 3 out of 4 but forgot the last one. I should have my pictures back soon. For now you have

from left to right as you were facing them,

166287
165357
165384 ( red bomb markings on nose)

I will try to remember to add the fourth one when i get my photos back.


Jeff

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by copper1
Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Airshow 2004
Replies: 16
Views: 2906

RE: London Airshow 2004

AWspicious.... Hamilton has not had a show since 2001, they went out of business owing hundreds of thousands of dollars. This year's show was great in London. The F-14 display was amazing, the C-17 was unbelievable but my favourite was the Heritage flight, F-16/P-51 with Ed Shipley at the controls o...

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by copper1
Fri Jun 11, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation Tattoos?
Replies: 10
Views: 2652

RE: Aviation Tattoos?

Spitfire on my left bicep.

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by copper1
Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Money No Object..Which Plane Do You Buy
Replies: 28
Views: 4786

RE: Money No Object..Which Plane Do You Buy

As a patriotic Canadian I would go with the Bombardier Global Express for tooling around the world and for sport, a North American P-51 D Mustang.


Jeff

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by copper1
Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Travelling This Summer?
Replies: 23
Views: 3963

RE: Anyone Travelling This Summer?

Going from Toronto to Saint John New Brunswick on Air Canada. Didn't take direct flight though.
Going Toronto to Halifax to Saint John
Home Saint John to Montreal to Toronto.

Get a Beech 1900D and Dash 8 flight to go along with the A-320s.


Jeff

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by copper1
Sat Jun 05, 2004 3:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite
Replies: 62
Views: 5598

RE: Tri-Jet Poll...Choose Your Favorite

Any variant of the DC-10

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by copper1
Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 06June1944, 60 Years This Sunday
Replies: 0
Views: 1824

06June1944, 60 Years This Sunday

This Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the allies invasion of occupied Europe, the long awaited opening of the second front. American, British and Canadian troops, along 5 beach fronts began the long and costly struggle to reach Berlin and defeat the Nazi empire. Casualties were heavy and most we...

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by copper1
Thu Jun 03, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Commercial Flight Segment You Have Been
Replies: 42
Views: 6153

Shortest Commercial Flight Segment You Have Been

Flying Air Transat from Toronto to Sarasota Florida.
Landed in St. Petersberg and then took off for Sarasota. Flight time-- 7 minutes.
This was part of the flight, nothing unusual happened to divert us to St Pete.
Aircraft was a B-757.

Jeff

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by copper1
Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failed Airlines In The 1980s
Replies: 12
Views: 9220

RE: Failed Airlines In The 1980s

ConcordeBoy.

In that respect the aviation world is not much different than any other large (or small) business. Change with the times or die.

Jeff

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by copper1
Sun Apr 11, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failed Airlines In The 1980s
Replies: 12
Views: 9220

RE: Failed Airlines In The 1980s

Oh Yeah, and Wardair in Canada

Jeff

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by copper1
Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failed Airlines In The 1980s
Replies: 12
Views: 9220

RE: Failed Airlines In The 1980s

Air Florida PSA Aeroamerica Air Berlin Capitol Air Southeast Transamerica Air California Air Fleets International Mackey International Airlines Air Illinois Empire Airlines Sunland Altair New York Air Intercontinental Airways T-Bird Air Travel Global International Airways Mid Pacific Air South Pacif...

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by copper1
Sun Apr 11, 2004 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year
Replies: 62
Views: 5711

Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year

Year of Birth----1960

Military Aviation

Date: 05 May

Shooting down of Gary Francis Powers in his USAF U-2 spy plane.

Civil Aviation

16 December

TWA Super Constellation Collides with UAL DC-8 in New York City

death toll- 132



Jeff

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by copper1
Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $77.00 (cdn) Per Day To Park At T-New YYZ
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

RE: $77.00 (cdn) Per Day To Park At T-New YYZ

Thanks to everyone who has responded. Good to hear that long term parking is much more affordable.

Jeff

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by copper1
Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $77.00 (cdn) Per Day To Park At T-New YYZ
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

$77.00 (cdn) Per Day To Park At T-New YYZ

My local radio station reported that the maximum daily charge to park at the new terminal in Toronto will be $77.00 cdn per day. If this is true this is a ridiculous amount of money. Can anyone confirm this figure? On the up side however, the first half hour is only $2.50 cdn. so if one times it rig...

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by copper1
Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Toronto Cops Help F.B.1. In North Carolina.
Replies: 8
Views: 2293

RE: Toronto Cops Help F.B.1. In North Carolina.

We don't need to sentence them to death, we just need to put them in the general prison population and then they can be the prey as opposed to the hunter.

Jeff

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by copper1
Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body Of Cecilia Zhang Confirmed Found
Replies: 12
Views: 2693

RE: Body Of Cecilia Zhang Confirmed Found

For those calling for justice, remember this is Canada where the most you get is 25 years no matter how horrific the crime. This only applies to adult offenders, if this was someone under 18 then the max, unless convicted as an adult, is 10 years. This is another shining example of Canada's thorough...

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by copper1
Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Toronto Cops Help F.B.1. In North Carolina.
Replies: 8
Views: 2293

RE: Toronto Cops Help F.B.1. In North Carolina.

Perseverance pays off every once in awhile. Working child porn is a very disturbing part of Police work and goes largely unrewarded by the public and even other Police Officers. Hats off to all the law enforcement personnel who work this disgusting detail to help keep our kids safe.

Jeff

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by copper1
Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Body Of Cecilia Zhang Confirmed Found
Replies: 12
Views: 2693

RE: Body Of Cecilia Zhang Confirmed Found

Incredibly sad but not unexpected.

My heart goes out to this sweet young girl and her family.


Jeff

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by copper1
Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wardair...What Memories Do You Have?
Replies: 15
Views: 6451

RE: Wardair...What Memories Do You Have?

The meals being served on china with metal cutlery comes to mind. The staff busted their backsides to make you feel welcome. I know it sounds silly but what I remember most was they had the greatest Italian salad dressing. I've never been able to find it since. I flew Wardair numerous times and the ...

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by copper1
Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Simmons Is Slapping People At PHX
Replies: 27
Views: 6095

RE: Richard Simmons Is Slapping People At PHX

Better he slaps people than spanks his monkey.

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by copper1
Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline / Aircraft Served Your First Flight?
Replies: 140
Views: 10309

RE: Which Airline / Aircraft Served Your First Flight?

March 1976
Wardair
Boeing 707
CF-FUN
YYZ-PIE

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by copper1
Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CanJet To Launch YHM-MCO Year-Round
Replies: 8
Views: 3243

RE: CanJet To Launch YHM-MCO Year-Round

Great news, lets hope more and more flights are available through Hamilton as <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> is really getting to be a pain to fly out of. Perhaps the new terminal will help but it is more the drive to ...

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by copper1
Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Waiter/waitress Bad Habits.
Replies: 9
Views: 2722

Waiter/waitress Bad Habits.

Is it just me or is it gross when your waiter/waitress brings you a cup of coffee or other beverage and places it on the table by placing their hand around the rim of the cup instead of holding it by the handle or holding it near the bottom of the glass.

Jeff

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by copper1
Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Most Irritating Phrases In English Are...
Replies: 45
Views: 2995

RE: The Most Irritating Phrases In English Are...

It drives me crazy when I thank someone for something and their response is " No Problem". The proper response is " you're welcome"

The worst people for saying this in my experience are people who work in the customer service industry, specifically waiters/waitresses.

Jeff

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by copper1
Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ethnicity Considered In Sentencing In USA?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1606

RE: Ethnicity Considered In Sentencing In USA?!

Well let me tell you a little story about good old fashioned politically correct socialist Canada. Our courts take into consideration race when it comes time for sentencing. Our legislation provides for alternative types of sentencing for aboriginal peoples and must take into account the " systemic ...

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by copper1
Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Day For The DC-10 And Those Who Love It
Replies: 6
Views: 6546

Historical Day For The DC-10 And Those Who Love It

36 years ago today, American Airlines placed the launch order for 50 DC-10s. 25 firm orders and options for 25 more.

The DC-10----- next to Concorde, the greatest looking airliner ever produced (IMHO)

Later


Jeff

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