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by apollo13
Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brace For Landing!: US4042 ORF-LGA Divert. JFK Pix
Replies: 11
Views: 10806

RE: Brace For Landing!: US4042 ORF-LGA Divert. JFK Pix

Glad it came out all well.

I personally would want to be in a situation such as this just to experience it and it may slightly reduce my fear of flying Big grin

Looking forward to reading to Part 2!!

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by apollo13
Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Any Spotting In SFO Coming Up?
Replies: 9
Views: 6175

RE: Any Spotting In SFO Coming Up?

Hello, I am a former resident of the Bay Area (since moved to SoCal) and there is a group dedicated to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> spotters. The website is <a href="http://groups.google.com/group/sfo-spotters?hl=en" target=_blank>http:/...

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by apollo13
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Caught A Birdstrike
Replies: 33
Views: 5511

RE: Caught A Birdstrike

HAHAHAHAHA Great shot thats very funny to see. Yes you should consider selling that to a news site or a media group. Im sure someone will pay you a considerable amount for a sequence of shots like this.

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by apollo13
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Registrations!
Replies: 4
Views: 4900

RE: Help With Registrations!

That is SO cool!! Thanks a lot for showing me these websites. This is of great help for me! Thank you!!! <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> <img src="/aviation-forums/graphic...

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by apollo13
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Registrations!
Replies: 4
Views: 4900

Help With Registrations!

Everytime I go out with my camera and get photos of aircraft either departing or arriving. I always try to use the registrations to find out where they are flying to. However when I use either flightaware or flightstats.com they either display incorrect information or no information at all. Is there...

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by apollo13
Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 20D Quality And Image Size
Replies: 17
Views: 6887

RE: Canon 20D Quality And Image Size

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by apollo13
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SFO - January 14 - Qantas A380
Replies: 3
Views: 4819

RE: SFO - January 14 - Qantas A380

I will for sure be at Bayfront Park to capture the arrival. Where can the public view this. Will it be only from the International Terminal Garage to see where it is parked or will the Public somehow be given access to the aircraft itself? If this is possible, How do I get on the list or find out wh...

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by apollo13
Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Puerto Vallarta Spotting?
Replies: 3
Views: 2208

Puerto Vallarta Spotting?

I remember going to Puerto Vallarta about 5 years ago. We stayed at the Mayan Palace at Nuevo Vallarta. From the beach you had some really nice views of departures. Try to find a hotel close to the airport on the beach and you should be fine.

Have fun. Its a nice place!

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by apollo13
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Never Had This At MAN Before, Have You?
Replies: 38
Views: 5247

Never Had This At MAN Before, Have You?

Yeah ive encountered my first check last Saturday at the San Bruno Avenue Overpass near <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. I was with a group of people and a police officer checked our <acronym title="Normandie Aviation (France)">ID</acronym>...

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by apollo13
Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LAX 1/13 And 1/14
Replies: 9
Views: 4135

RE: LAX 1/13 And 1/14

If only it were the Weekend of the 24th. I am flying down from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> to attend the <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> Airliner Expo and will be spending a lot of time at Imperial Hill and In-N-Out. Have fun th...

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by apollo13
Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera Life
Replies: 25
Views: 2688

RE: Camera Life

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by apollo13
Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Pre-Screening Thread Number 6
Replies: 217
Views: 12055

RE: Pre-Screening Thread Number 6

I own a canon XSi, all my photos are for my "personal collection" but a lot of them seem too dark. What software can lighten up some of the dark spots sugh as the undercarrage and the engines?

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by apollo13
Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera Life
Replies: 25
Views: 2688

RE: Camera Life

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by apollo13
Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera Life
Replies: 25
Views: 2688

Camera Life

Hello!! So I was using my Canon xsi yesterday at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and I took about 600 shots with my camera. I used up almost three 2GB <acronym title="Sudan Airways">SD</acronym> Cards in the course of 4.5-5 hours. Is this e...

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by apollo13
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Should I Buy A Nikon D90?
Replies: 21
Views: 7341

RE: Where Should I Buy A Nikon D90?

If you have one near by, I bought my Canon Xsi from Best Buy because of their product service plan. I dropped mine a while ago, sent it to the store near my house, and 30 minutes later, walked out with a brand new one. The plan i purchased along with the camera covers Accidental Damage to it. And fo...

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by apollo13
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 100-400 Lens Questions.
Replies: 4
Views: 7148

Canon 100-400 Lens Questions.

I have bee nworking my a$$ off lately at my job and the paychecks show it. And I soon might want to get the Canon 100-400 <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> lens for my Xsi. Can anyone tell me what the "L" series or "L" lens is and is it different fr...

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by apollo13
Sat Oct 18, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At SJC October 18
Replies: 1
Views: 3869

RE: Spotting At SJC October 18

I have work so Im not able to join, but go chjeck out Guadalupe park and the shoping center across the street. Also the San Jose State University Aviation Department parking lot at the corner of coleman avenue and airport blvd. have fun

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by apollo13
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Gen Widebodies Vs Today's Widebodies
Replies: 40
Views: 9187

RE: First Gen Widebodies Vs Today's Widebodies

I remember the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11. After spending 4-5 hours on a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 763 to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and then to board an <acronym title...

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by apollo13
Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Intra Ireland - A330s And ATRs
Replies: 20
Views: 5986

RE: Intra Ireland - A330s And ATRs

Im curious as to know why flying from Dublin to Shannon you had to go through Immigration. Its all in the same country right?

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by apollo13
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Possible SFO Meet On November 8th?
Replies: 1
Views: 2762

RE: Possible SFO Meet On November 8th?

Also, if anyone has other suggestion as where to meet such as Coyote Park (is there a fee to enter?) do make your voice heard. I feel as if there is little or no organization wihtin the spotters from the Bay Area. I think it would pretty cool to develop a "spotting group" for A.Net

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by apollo13
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Possible SFO Meet On November 8th?
Replies: 1
Views: 2762

Possible SFO Meet On November 8th?

My friend and I are going down to <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> State for a party that evening and Im thinking of driving down that morning to Bayfront Park and maybe the fishing pier near Coyote Point. Would anyone be interested in participating in an "impromtu" meet at ba...

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by apollo13
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Good Flight Tracking Software
Replies: 1
Views: 2821

Good Flight Tracking Software

Hello everyone!! I just bought myself a Compaq laptop and other than schoolwork, I plan on using it when go out spotting. I usually carry a printout of arrvals at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> from flightaware during the times im there bu...

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by apollo13
Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: MSP Airport Watch Program Is Launching
Replies: 9
Views: 6523

RE: MSP Airport Watch Program Is Launching

I would like to see something such as this at my home airport of either <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> or <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>. <acronym title="Oakland -...

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by apollo13
Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA38 Beijing - London Heathrow (No Pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 8405

RE: BA38 Beijing - London Heathrow (No Pics)

And since you came from Beijing, the highlight of the trip should be that the plane landed on the runway and not on the grass Big grin

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by apollo13
Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: ATL Show 10/18
Replies: 7
Views: 6872

RE: ATL Show 10/18

Sounds enticing!!! if only I lived near <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> and not <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>!  <img src="/aviation-foru...

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by apollo13
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: WN Has Done It Again
Replies: 33
Views: 9933

RE: WN Has Done It Again

This is another example as to why I will always fly Southwest whenever possible. Landing at Oakland after a flight from burbank, out pilot made a quick taxi 9as they always do <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin">) and got us to our gate in very rapid fashion....

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by apollo13
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking For A Good Airline Magazine...
Replies: 13
Views: 15953

RE: Looking For A Good Airline Magazine...

I think that Airliner World would suit you best then. Airways magazine has great staff who write nice essays but sometimes, they are just that.... essays. The ydo tend to look towards a bit of nostalgia which is fine because they do also pair it with current news and stories. If you want in depth re...

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by apollo13
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting In SFO
Replies: 11
Views: 5788

RE: Spotting In SFO

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by apollo13
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking For Gemini Jets Southwest 737-500
Replies: 1
Views: 14372

Looking For Gemini Jets Southwest 737-500

Ive recently started collecting in 1:400 scale and just gought a Southwest Airlines 737-700 in the canyon blue scheme from Gemini Jets. I now want the 737-500 in the old cours really bad. Does anyone have this mode land how much would you be willing to sell it for (excluding postage) to Concord, CA

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by apollo13
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotter-friendly Businesses
Replies: 22
Views: 3965

RE: Spotter-friendly Businesses

Whenever I am spotting at the caltrain station in San Bruno, I always take the train from downtown <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> to there just to show some sort of patronage to the business. I then usually set myself up behind one of the ...

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by apollo13
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting In SFO
Replies: 11
Views: 5788

RE: Spotting In SFO

PZ, I live in Concord (about 30 miles east of San Francisco) and when i go out to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, I usually stop by the fishing pier close to coyote Point regional Park. If you drive down towards bayfront park. Stay on the ...

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by apollo13
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Model Airport Terminal Is Best?
Replies: 1
Views: 20771

RE: Which Model Airport Terminal Is Best?

Well first, do you already have a model aircraft collection? Is so then what scale? If you have 1:400, then you would want to consider purchasing the Gemini Jets airport set (which is around 200 dollars!). If you have 1:500 scale, then go ahead and buy the herpa airport set. But if you dont have a m...

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by apollo13
Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking For Old Airline Swizzle Sticks
Replies: 2
Views: 16034

RE: Looking For Old Airline Swizzle Sticks

I dont know if you are in the area but on September 27th near <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, there will be the <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> airline collectable show. And from past shows i have seen a pretty nice...

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by apollo13
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting SFO 9-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2597

RE: Spotting SFO 9-27-2008

Sounds cool. Yeah ive met superfly when the A380 came in to SFo for Emirates's little event shindig. Hes a pretty nice guy, would like to meet up with him again as well as others from the A.net community as well as those from jetphotos.net as well

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by apollo13
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting SFO 9-27-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 2597

Spotting SFO 9-27-2008

Hello everyone!! On September 27th, I will be attending the <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> airliner collectable show atthe Best Western Grosvenor hotel near <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> International. I am just w...

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by apollo13
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: United Airlines Coffee Mug
Replies: 1
Views: 10042

United Airlines Coffee Mug

Today is a very sad day for me <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/frown.gif" alt="Sad"> My United Airlines mug fell out of hands as i was washing it and i cracked and broke is few places. It was a white mug with all of the aircraft they they "had" used at the time. I remember I got it ...

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by apollo13
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airliners International 2008
Replies: 19
Views: 12732

Airliners International 2008

Im still hoping on <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>. Due to school events happening, i may be transferring to Cal State <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> for my acviation degree and it might take a bit of time to get settled down there....

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by apollo13
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Gemini Jet Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 8680

RE: Gemini Jet Sale

I would like to see the list. my e-mail is [email protected]

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by apollo13
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Help Buying An SLR Camera
Replies: 12
Views: 4976

RE: Need Help Buying An SLR Camera

I bought the 450D and i Love it!! I am alwasy using it and it hasnt let me down. i have th 75-300 lens and use it almost always and cant complain one bit. I do wish that i would have known about the prices of lenses before i bought the camera with the lens. Would have saved me about 100 USD

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by apollo13
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NW DTW-IND-SFO-STL 8-6/8-12
Replies: 5
Views: 6433

RE: NW DTW-IND-SFO-STL 8-6/8-12

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by apollo13
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Bay Area Spotting Groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 2642

RE: Bay Area Spotting Groups?

Yeah and if not, then hopefully it can be created cause it would be nice to meet up others who share the same passion and hobby as you do. And also talk with someone else other than the usual person who thinks you are a terrorist  Wink

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by apollo13
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Bay Area Spotting Groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 2642

Bay Area Spotting Groups?

As I browse both airliners.net and jetphotos.net, I see formal groups of airplane spotters from New York, or other parts of the world. Now I am somewhat new to the hobby but I am curious to know if there are any "spotting groups" formed in the San Francisco Bay Area?

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by apollo13
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: EK A380 At SFO...... Anyone Else Gonna Be There?
Replies: 2
Views: 4010

RE: EK A380 At SFO...... Anyone Else Gonna Be There?

Bo,

There is a caltrain station in San Bruno that sits just to the right of the 28's and is about 3/4 of a mile away. I sometimes go there and it is nice to take some shots of departing aircraft and i get thm quite easily with my camera.


What time will it depart?

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by apollo13
Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: EK A380 At SFO...... Anyone Else Gonna Be There?
Replies: 2
Views: 4010

EK A380 At SFO...... Anyone Else Gonna Be There?

Hey Everyone!!! I am just wondering as to what time the Emirates A380 will be flying into <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> on monday and also if there will be members from here that will also be watching and photographing. And on a side note...

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by apollo13
Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: SBS-1 Mkii Scanner/ Radar
Replies: 2
Views: 11930

SBS-1 Mkii Scanner/ Radar

Hello I was reading through the latest issue of Airports of The World earlier today and came across an advertisement on the back cover of aradio scanner that allows aviation enthusiasts to monitor the skies of aircraf departing, arriving, or in transit. THe magazine is published in England so is the...

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by apollo13
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Some SFO Info Please
Replies: 37
Views: 6315

RE: Need Some SFO Info Please

I have gone spotting at the Air Train station right at the old international terminal several times before. It was with my old crappy P&S so they might not have seen me. But fully can understand from the point of a security officer if i see some big lens that might look like something else i would b...

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by apollo13
Sun Jul 13, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Some SFO Info Please
Replies: 37
Views: 6315

RE: Need Some SFO Info Please

If you can, take bart to millbrae, from millbrae take a northbound caltrain train to the next station its San Bruno. From there you can get some nice views of any widebodies taking off from Runway 28. I have a couple of shots if you would like to see. I can send them to you via e-mail

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by apollo13
Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airliners International 2008
Replies: 19
Views: 12732

Airliners International 2008

Crownvic: I will see you for the 2009 show! When will there be a website to register for hotels and packages?

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by apollo13
Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airliners International 2008
Replies: 19
Views: 12732

Airliners International 2008

What dates again? IM not sure if ti will conflict with another trip already planned. I know that for 2009, i will definately be makign a trip to wherever it is scheduled to be held at.

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by apollo13
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:36 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Are The Best Models?
Replies: 3
Views: 13080

RE: What Are The Best Models?

For the bookmark. You can check out wings900.com and diecastaircraftforum.com both sites have model databases for aircraft models and scales and manufacturers.

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