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by DE727UPS
Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Medical Examination - What To Expect
Replies: 18
Views: 27726

RE: FAA Medical Examination - What To Expect

There is no "deferment period" if you pass the physical. They type it up and you walk out the door with it. Also, you don't need the physical to start flight training....you only need it before you solo. If you don't pass the physical, it could take a while to get a waiver or whatever. It's best to ...

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by DE727UPS
Sun Jun 29, 2003 12:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Rental Insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 12182

RE: Aircraft Rental Insurance

"Do insurance companies really go after rental pilots? You bet they do and they do it all of the time." I've been wondering about this. Have you seen an article or personal experience to back it up. I wonder if there are any aircraft insurance agents here. Not doubting what you are saying but I'd li...

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by DE727UPS
Sat Jun 21, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Schools In YVR Area
Replies: 8
Views: 4667

RE: Flying Schools In YVR Area

Sorta off topic but I had a weekend layover in <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> last weekend. The Aviation World pilot store at <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> is awesome ...

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by DE727UPS
Tue Jun 17, 2003 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Caused JF Kennedy Junior's Plane To Go Down?
Replies: 22
Views: 6643

RE: What Caused JF Kennedy Junior's Plane To Go Down?

He had inadaquate training for the conditions he was flying in. He was flying, at night, in fog, and lost control of the plane. He could have prevented the crash by having the proper experience or just not going in the first place.

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by DE727UPS
Sun Jun 15, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Flies 727 By Himself...how Is This Possible?
Replies: 18
Views: 7977

RE: Pilot Flies 727 By Himself...how Is This Possible?

You could set the F/E panel up for starting, start the engines from either front seat, and then go back and get the generators on line and flip a few switches, then taxi and fly it from the left seat. If it really sat for a year, the battery would be dead and you couldn't start the APU. Without the ...

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by DE727UPS
Fri Jun 06, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airlines Prefer An Aviation-specific Major?
Replies: 16
Views: 2581

RE: Do Airlines Prefer An Aviation-specific Major?

Oh....I should have said, in spite of what ERAU, UND, and Purdue want you to think....it's a big NO in the real world. I recently went to a presentation by the head of the aviation program at CWU that was given to a bunch of high school kids interested in flying careers. This kid I'm tight with who ...

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by DE727UPS
Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airlines Prefer An Aviation-specific Major?
Replies: 16
Views: 2581

RE: Do Airlines Prefer An Aviation-specific Major?

In spite of what ERAU and UND want you to think...it's a big NO in the real world.

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by DE727UPS
Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

RE: Cargo Airlines

Our night sorts run about four hours....so you sit around that long waiting to go back out again. If it's a quick stop, not a sort, you can turn the plane in about 30 minutes.

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by DE727UPS
Tue Jun 03, 2003 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 2187

RE: Cargo Airlines

I can tell you most 727's at UPS are flying around 60 hours a month.

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by DE727UPS
Fri May 23, 2003 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The FE, A Forgotten Crew Member?
Replies: 6
Views: 2416

RE: The FE, A Forgotten Crew Member?

The 727 was designed before the 737 and the technology at the time required the F/E position. Later, the 737 was able to be designed without the F/E needed.

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by DE727UPS
Thu May 22, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice News For B727 Lovers...
Replies: 9
Views: 2588

RE: Nice News For B727 Lovers...

Official word from the most recent guys going through recurrent is the company is saying at least 30 727's through this decade. I believe we have 34 right now. Hope it's true...

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by DE727UPS
Wed May 21, 2003 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C152 Smoking
Replies: 7
Views: 1852

Why I Don't Think It's An XP...

The <acronym title="Casino Express (USA)">XP</acronym> had a short production run and during those years I think the landing lights were always in the nose. Landing lights in the wings usually are the mark of a model from the 60's or newer than 83-84ish. The wheel pants are the older style. The cowl...

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by DE727UPS
Fri May 16, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Info On Being An Airline Pilot.
Replies: 3
Views: 4081

RE: Need Info On Being An Airline Pilot.

ummm....did anyone mention www.jetcareers.com

oh...I C someone did. Right on Denny

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by DE727UPS
Fri May 16, 2003 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Your Job?
Replies: 40
Views: 1898

RE: What's Your Job?

Boeing 727 pilot for UPS. Can't surf "at work" cause it's kinda busy flying a jet between Vancouver and Seattle. On my off time, I surf an hour in the morning with my coffee and an hour at night with my favorite adult beverage. My second job is starting a small flight school with my Cessna 152 aerob...

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by DE727UPS
Tue May 13, 2003 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Become A Pilot
Replies: 55
Views: 13224

RE: How To Become A Pilot

Young Don. Have you checked out Jetcareers.com? It's run by an African-American <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> pilot. I know the airlines used to recruit minorities but am not sure it's going to be such a big deal in the future. I would say that your race status could only help ...

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by DE727UPS
Sun May 11, 2003 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kid Want To Fight....need Help>>>
Replies: 74
Views: 3726

RE: Kid Want To Fight....need Help>>>

The only reason I bring it up is because if you want to fly you have to learn to get along with folks you can't stand. There was the capt I had to fly with recently that could hardly find time to quit stuffing his fat face with the crew meal and talk to the mechanic about a push back. Another that w...

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by DE727UPS
Sat May 10, 2003 1:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kid Want To Fight....need Help>>>
Replies: 74
Views: 3726

RE: Kid Want To Fight....need Help>>>

DeltaASA16...first some guy, and now it's your brother who's ass you want to kick. You're starting to sound like you're the one with the problem. What are you trying to accomplish by posting this...are we your cheering section? My advice, not that you really want it, is to chill out, grow up, and le...

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by DE727UPS
Fri May 09, 2003 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happens To Laid-off Pilots?
Replies: 13
Views: 6738

RE: What Happens To Laid-off Pilots?

Hey...to be able to whine is a time honored tradition for pilots...it's part of our contract.

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by DE727UPS
Thu May 01, 2003 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Being A Gay Airline Pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 17239

RE: Being A Gay Airline Pilot

Interesting thread about this at jetcareers.com

"Is the "don't ask don't tell policy" losely adhered to?"

I'd say it should be strictly adheared to....not just with sexual preference but with religion and politics, too. Until you're on the ground, that is, then fire away....

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by DE727UPS
Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Become A Pilot
Replies: 55
Views: 13224

RE: How To Become A Pilot

Ivan...it's hard to answer your question cause there are so many variables. The cheapest thing to do is get a non-aviation degree at an in state school or university and fly at a smaller, part 61, flight school. The degree fills the box on the airline application and the flight training, up through ...

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by DE727UPS
Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid Unions
Replies: 13
Views: 1797

RE: Stupid Unions

There are a lot of ex-Braniff and ex-Eastern pilots making a lot more than zero at my company....they moved on after the demise of their airlines. Airlines going away is an occupational hazard in the business...we all knew that going in.

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by DE727UPS
Tue Apr 29, 2003 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Institute Of Aviation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3653

RE: North American Institute Of Aviation?

I used to fly the 727 into Oslo...could never figure out how to say Gardnermoen. Even though it added to the flight time I was always hoping for a visual landing to the south...it was so cool to see the mountains and water up north of the airport. It was a 45 minute drive to the hotel, which is way ...

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by DE727UPS
Tue Apr 29, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Institute Of Aviation?
Replies: 7
Views: 3653

RE: North American Institute Of Aviation?

Why do you guys want to fly in the USA? I know flight training is very expensive in Europe but I don't believe US flight ratings are honored in Europe. NAIA has been around for a long time. So was ATA...they were a big school with a lot of international students which required large up front payment...

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by DE727UPS
Mon Apr 28, 2003 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Become A Pilot
Replies: 55
Views: 13224

RE: How To Become A Pilot

To get on with a cargo feeder usually it takes at least 1200 hours total and 100 or so multi. Ameriflight is a large UPS feeder on the west coast. They start guys in a single engine Lance and then move up to a PA31 and later a Metro or a B1900...I see them all the time going to work on the ramp at <...

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by DE727UPS
Mon Apr 28, 2003 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Become A Pilot
Replies: 55
Views: 13224

RE: How To Become A Pilot

If you wanted to stay in one place while pursuing the civillian route it would put some limits on your upward progression. It's best to be free to follow opportunities where ever they may be. It's not impossible, though, and I've known guys that are doing it. Only go in the military if you want to s...

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by DE727UPS
Mon Apr 28, 2003 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid Unions
Replies: 13
Views: 1797

RE: Stupid Unions

All I can say is thank God for pilots unions otherwise we wouldn't be making near what we deserve. And yes, I really mean that...

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by DE727UPS
Sun Apr 27, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To Become A Pilot?
Replies: 49
Views: 4520

RE: To Become A Pilot?

I think SWA capts make about 145K plus profit sharing. Jet Blue is about 120K, I think. F/O's make 60 to 65 percent of Capts pay. Ask me about UPS and I could tell you.

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by DE727UPS
Sat Apr 26, 2003 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: College Degree Question
Replies: 18
Views: 3019

RE: College Degree Question

It doesn't matter where you go to school. If you wanna go to Michigan, then go there. It sounds to me like you have a great plan and are highly motivated...it's nice to see a kid who "wants to be a pilot" that has a strong non-aviation interest and the psyc major is a great choice...even if you didn...

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by DE727UPS
Sat Apr 26, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Become A Pilot
Replies: 55
Views: 13224

RE: How To Become A Pilot

Ivan... Your grades are fine. I was a straight B student in high school....plus I had 20/200 uncorrected vision. The kids I hang out with interchange the word "smoking" with weed or cigarettes. Don't get a weed offense. I've known kids that overcame high school criminal records to become quite succe...

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by DE727UPS
Sat Apr 26, 2003 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To Become A Pilot?
Replies: 49
Views: 4520

RE: To Become A Pilot?

This thread turned out pretty well....interesting points made by all. I'd just like to throw in my 2 cents for non-aviation degrees and part 61 flight training with a good CFI. Flight training is more about the quality of instructor and quality of the airplane than the size of the school. In the rig...

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by DE727UPS
Mon Apr 21, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To Become A Pilot?
Replies: 49
Views: 4520

RE: To Become A Pilot?

Yo Alex... I like my job but I get a little tired of the <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym>....it's hard to explain unless you've been there but I wouldn't trade where I'm at with anyone. Going to different cities becomes second nature quite quickly and you start to rate...

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by DE727UPS
Thu Apr 17, 2003 5:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Professional Pilots & Watches
Replies: 40
Views: 17739

RE: Professional Pilots & Watches

Casio Databank...about $60 at Fred Meyer. Has a nice calculator function. I wouldn't be caught dead with a fancy watch...not my style.

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by DE727UPS
Thu Apr 17, 2003 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Anyone Else Here A Ymca Member?
Replies: 11
Views: 2748

RE: Is Anyone Else Here A Ymca Member?

I belong to the Valley Y in Spokane, WA....a very nice facility. Just volunteered at the teen center...they have computers, pool table, tv, ect.

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by DE727UPS
Wed Apr 16, 2003 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How To Ground A Student
Replies: 7
Views: 2786

RE: How To Ground A Student

I don't see "grounding students" as a flight instructor duty. You signed the guy off and that's it. If the kid had a good attitude and you liked him, I'd scare the bejesus out of him by threatening to go to the FAA with it. If he had previous, "lack of respect for the system" issues, I'd go straight...

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by DE727UPS
Wed Apr 16, 2003 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Hours At United And Southwest
Replies: 3
Views: 3487

RE: Pilot Hours At United And Southwest

Be sure to let us know what you find out....

SWA guys fly a lot more because their business model provides for a more efficient system. Interesting that you would choose to compare two union pilot groups rather than a union vs non-union carrier. Do you have access to both contracts?

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by DE727UPS
Sun Apr 13, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Cancels Trip To Canada
Replies: 47
Views: 2090

RE: Bush Cancels Trip To Canada

I'm one American who thinks Canada rocks. I'm on a layover in <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> this weekend. I'm here a lot and find the people to be very friendly...we'll see how friendly they continue to be after I go to the bar tonig...

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by DE727UPS
Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Personnel Do Deserve Their Pay!
Replies: 33
Views: 3306

RE: Aviation Personnel Do Deserve Their Pay!

I don't think it's labor that has caused the airlines current problems. If it was, then how can you explain SWA's success...the flight crews there are members of the "evil" unions, too. The freight end of the business has high labor costs, too, but the revenue end is holding up okay....so they stay ...

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by DE727UPS
Tue Apr 01, 2003 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Personnel Do Deserve Their Pay!
Replies: 33
Views: 3306

RE: Aviation Personnel Do Deserve Their Pay!

Per Diem is minimal compensation for food on the road since you can't eat at home....that small amount doesn't come close making up for being gone half the time. There may be a few airlines where you can be home every night....like flying intra-island for Aloha or Hawaiian. Those sort of situations ...

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by DE727UPS
Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Personnel Do Deserve Their Pay!
Replies: 33
Views: 3306

RE: Aviation Personnel Do Deserve Their Pay!

The <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> pilots just took a 30% cut and their narrow body hourly capt rates are now on par with SWA. Also, the freight business is still in the black and is not seeking concessions...a recent furlough at UPS was suspended and Fedex has been hiring. With...

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by DE727UPS
Sun Mar 23, 2003 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle Or UND For Commercial Bound Students?
Replies: 36
Views: 10277

RE: Embry Riddle Or UND For Commercial Bound Students?

My advice is get a non-aviation degree in a subject you enjoy besides flying. The airlines don't care what kind of degree you have and if you do it right, part 61 instruction can be as good as an academy....and much cheaper. I just met a recent UND grad who is going to help me with some free-lance i...

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by DE727UPS
Sun Mar 23, 2003 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Imagine Trying To Become A Commercial Pilot Now
Replies: 17
Views: 4192

RE: Imagine Trying To Become A Commercial Pilot Now

I think this is another down cycle like we've seen before....maybe worse than the other two I've seen but that's the way this industry works. There are other jobs in aviation other than major airline pilot, it's just that the majors have always been considered by most to be the best jobs because of ...

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by DE727UPS
Mon Mar 17, 2003 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question For All Pilots! BA Landing Yesterday...
Replies: 9
Views: 6191

RE: Question For All Pilots! BA Landing Yesterday...

The 727 I fly has a max tailwind component of 10 knots....and I would only accept that if the runway was real long.

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by DE727UPS
Sun Mar 16, 2003 2:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions For Pilots.
Replies: 10
Views: 4119

RE: Questions For Pilots.

We have to fly it because 3 to 4 hours doesn't cut it in the world of overnight freight. Some classes of freight have an 8am guarantee and others are 1030am...meaning it has to be delivered by that time or supposedly the customer doesn't have to pay for it. I know systemwide, some of our second day ...

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by DE727UPS
Fri Mar 14, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners: Vertical Speed
Replies: 21
Views: 17544

RE: Airliners: Vertical Speed

A 757 can certainly outclimb a 727...but we can come down faster, if need be. The 727 has some really impressive speedbrakes. I've heard it said that if you can see the airport in a 727, you can land on it. Have seen some guys do some pretty amazing stuff....as a low time F/O, I was like, no way we ...

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by DE727UPS
Fri Mar 14, 2003 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions For Pilots.
Replies: 10
Views: 4119

RE: Questions For Pilots.

Sorry for ignoring you guys. I don't come around here as much as I should... "I thought the 727 had Heading Hold function at least. So does that mean everytime ATC gives you a HDG vector you have to hand fly the plane??? What about Auto approach/AutoLand capability, does the 727 have that??" I shoul...

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by DE727UPS
Wed Mar 12, 2003 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Pilots
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

RE: UPS Pilots

Yeah...you could do it. I've heard of one guy that did it for a while. You aren't really "based" in <acronym title="Cologne / Bonn (- Konrad Adenauer / Wahn) (CGN / EDDK), Germany">CGN</acronym>. You'd be based in Louisville and just choose to live in Germany. Some of our intra-Europe trips start wi...

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by DE727UPS
Mon Mar 10, 2003 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Careers: Does It Ever Get Boring?
Replies: 7
Views: 2767

RE: Aviation Careers: Does It Ever Get Boring?

yeah.....it get's boring...but I wouldn't want to do anything else....

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by DE727UPS
Mon Mar 10, 2003 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions For Pilots.
Replies: 10
Views: 4119

RE: Questions For Pilots.

Sup....I would be happy to answer your questions as best a can. Bear in mind I fly a low tech Boeing 727 and even lower tech Cessna 152. I assume your questions are based on flying a computer fight sim...something I have only crashed...... "Can you punch in a vertical speed that you want to desend o...

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by DE727UPS
Fri Mar 07, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilot Arrested In Omaha
Replies: 42
Views: 5658

RE: AA Pilot Arrested In Omaha

Since the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> guys have been around, I've found security to be more professional and efficient. It does seem like there are a lot of them standing around not doing much. I guess they do that to staff for the peak times but to think t...

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by DE727UPS
Wed Mar 05, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Important Is Religion
Replies: 32
Views: 2064

RE: How Important Is Religion

Reject religion....Embrace Jesus.... That's what my t-shirt says and I think it's darned good advice. Religion HAS been used over the years for bad things. Were the people doing those things following Jesus's example in the New Testament?....I don't think so. The religious people from Jesus's time w...

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