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by hangarrat
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just Witnessed US Accident @ PHL - March 14, 2014
Replies: 172
Views: 46446

Just Witnessed US Accident @ PHL - March 14, 2014

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B747forever" class="quote" target="_blank">B747forever</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>People, you are NOT supposed to ta...

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by hangarrat
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overwing Slide Of AA 763 Deployed At FL 250
Replies: 27
Views: 26276

RE: Overwing Slide Of AA 763 Deployed At FL 250

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/7BOEING7" class="quote" target="_blank">7BOEING7</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>They probably did have to replace his se...

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by hangarrat
Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-124 At PHL
Replies: 18
Views: 5931

RE: An-124 At PHL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Boeing do...

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by hangarrat
Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-124 At PHL
Replies: 18
Views: 5931

RE: An-124 At PHL

Indeed, it is a regular visitor to <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>. From what I have been told by local spotters here is that it is a US military charter. They use it to transport bulky materials to and from the theater in Afghanistan and ...

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by hangarrat
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re-birthing The B377 Stratocruiser
Replies: 45
Views: 17474

RE: Re-birthing The B377 Stratocruiser

My grandfather was a second officer on 377s for BOAC. My dad remembers going down to Heathrow to visit the aircraft and vividly recalls the smell: Gasoline, tobacco smoke, sweat and vomit. From what I gather, flying in those days was a bit of an ordeal, but better than traveling by ship or train or ...

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by hangarrat
Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS A300 Crash In Birmingham, AL. - BHM Part 2
Replies: 292
Views: 77978

RE: UPS A300 Crash In Birmingham, AL. - BHM Part 2

These crash threads always become ungainly, and it's difficult to read through the whole thing, so forgive me if this has been covered already. Did liveatc.net or anyone else manage to capture atc comms before the crash? And early reports indicated the pilots' bodies were found 100 yards from the wr...

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by hangarrat
Fri May 24, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bezos Finds Apollo 11 F-1 Engines
Replies: 38
Views: 22810

RE: Bezos Finds Apollo 11 F-1 Engines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/boeingfixer" class="quote" target="_blank">boeingfixer</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> So, in ...

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by hangarrat
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Man Charged For Entering Cockpit At PHL
Replies: 2
Views: 2573

RE: French Man Charged For Entering Cockpit At PHL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AeroWesty" class="quote" target="_blank">AeroWesty</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yes. He was a...

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by hangarrat
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Man Charged For Entering Cockpit At PHL
Replies: 2
Views: 2573

French Man Charged For Entering Cockpit At PHL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>Federal authorities formally charged a French man with using his mother's expired Air France identification card to get into the cockpit of U.S. Airways jet...

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by hangarrat
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's New Logo Roll Out - Report Sightings Here
Replies: 256
Views: 52702

RE: AA's New Logo Roll Out - Report Sightings Here

I really can't believe they abandoned the Helvetica logo type. SMH.

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by hangarrat
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Navy Blimp Buzzes Sailboats
Replies: 9
Views: 6043

U.S. Navy Blimp Buzzes Sailboats

My parents had a bizarre experience a couple of weeks ago sailing on the Chesapeake Bay with friends near the Patuxent River <acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX), USA - California AND Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (NAS) (NUQ / KNUQ), USA - Californi...

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by hangarrat
Sun May 08, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would You Hit It - May 2011
Replies: 28
Views: 10767

RE: Would You Hit It - May 2011

I'm a big fan of this one, if we're going for a <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> theme here. <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_s4oDBszE_5E/TT-CfRL0TMI/AAAAAAAAD8U/QaszY7yhQ8U/s1600/ScreamAlisonBrie.jpg" width="615" height="500" border="0"/><img src="http://cdn2.screenjunkies....

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by hangarrat
Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can You Hear An Aircraft At Cruise?
Replies: 34
Views: 20611

RE: Can You Hear An Aircraft At Cruise?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I thi...

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by hangarrat
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Earthquake: NE Ontario/SW Quebec
Replies: 19
Views: 2245

RE: Earthquake: NE Ontario/SW Quebec

ATC at PHL felt it in the tower:

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kphl/PHL-Twr-Jun-23-2010-1730Z.mp3

Skip ahead to 14:57.

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by hangarrat
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airplane Self Pic Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 10898

RE: Airplane Self Pic Thread

Not pictured, but I'm behind the pilot of this Breezy. I snapped the pic with a remote to trigger a camera clamped to the nose. <img src="http://hallpass.smugmug.com/Airplanes/Flying-pics/Flying-12-c/178282785_PmRYk-M.jpg" width="600" height="405" border="0"/><table border="0" align="CENTER" width="...

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by hangarrat
Fri May 28, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did I See An Osprey Flying Over New York Today?
Replies: 12
Views: 10125

RE: Did I See An Osprey Flying Over New York Today?

I saw one over Doylestown, PA, (KDYL) about 6 p.m. on 5-25. I thought maybe it was shooting approaches at <acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX), USA - California AND Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (NAS) (NUQ / KNUQ), USA - California AND Nassau - Lynd...

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by hangarrat
Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need To Buy An Econobox -- Suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 4121

RE: I Need To Buy An Econobox -- Suggestions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flanker" class="quote" target="_blank">flanker</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0" ...

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by hangarrat
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need To Buy An Econobox -- Suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 4121

I Need To Buy An Econobox -- Suggestions

I've just started a job that has me commuting around 500 miles a week. My current car is a '98 Acura 2.5 <acronym title="Trans Mediterranean Airlines (Lebanon) and Airnorth Regional (Australia)">TL</acronym>, and while it's in decent condition, I forsee a need for some repairs that might be beyond t...

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by hangarrat
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Navy T-39N Crashes In Georgia
Replies: 2
Views: 5181

U.S. Navy T-39N Crashes In Georgia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>A Florida-based Navy plane just missed a house and crashed in the north Georgia woods on Monday, killing three crew members, and authorities were looking fo...

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by hangarrat
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have Failed As A Dad
Replies: 51
Views: 4055

RE: I Have Failed As A Dad

Four-year-olds tend to be into Noddy, and a Fiat is a bit like a Noddy car.

Give him a few years and expose him to a bit of judicious hooning about in Subarus or Bimmers or whatever you're into. Things will work out.

I loved tractors when I was four.

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by hangarrat
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A37 Super Tweet - Right Hand Seat
Replies: 3
Views: 4786

RE: A37 Super Tweet - Right Hand Seat

I recently saw an article in Air & Space Smithsonian that said the right seat most often went empty. However, it was frequently used to carry brass over the action. <a href="http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/Legends-of-Vietnam-Super-Tweet.html" target=_blank>http://www.airspacemag.com/mil...

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by hangarrat
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic Readies Maiden Flight
Replies: 7
Views: 5251

RE: Virgin Galactic Readies Maiden Flight

Some more photos here: <a href="http://www.virgin.com/travel/inside-virgin-travel/virgin-galactic-unveils-spaceshiptwo-1/" target=_blank>http://www.virgin.com/travel/inside-...n-galactic-unveils-spaceshiptwo-1/</a> I wonder a few things about these craft. 1. White Knight Two appears to the untrained...

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by hangarrat
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Lapse Photography
Replies: 11
Views: 2489

RE: Time Lapse Photography

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by hangarrat
Sat Nov 21, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Lapse Photography
Replies: 11
Views: 2489

RE: Time Lapse Photography

I've been meaning to try some HDR photos, too. I've always been under the impression that all you needed in your camera is a bracketing feature to shoot the highlights, midtones and shadows and then you merge them in photoshop. I'd be surprised if the D60 doesn't have a bracketing feature. The D200 ...

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by hangarrat
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Lapse Photography
Replies: 11
Views: 2489

RE: Time Lapse Photography

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by hangarrat
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Lapse Photography
Replies: 11
Views: 2489

Time Lapse Photography

I've been experimenting with time lapse photography recently, and I was curious whether anyone else at a.net has tried it. Time lapse photography, for those who don't know, is the process of taking a series of photos of the same scene to show changes. With the advent of digital photography and DSLRs...

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by hangarrat
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How? Oasis Of The Seas 72 M, Bridge 66 M Tall.
Replies: 84
Views: 22062

RE: How? Oasis Of The Seas 72 M, Bridge 66 M Tall.

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by hangarrat
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoot An Anvil 100 Feet In The Air
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

RE: Shoot An Anvil 100 Feet In The Air

They have a similar tradition in Mexico.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIF63jhRQcw

I crack up everytime I watch this video.

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by hangarrat
Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Brief, Unplanned, Flight Of An HP Victor
Replies: 36
Views: 11530

RE: A Brief, Unplanned, Flight Of An HP Victor

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by hangarrat
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Brief, Unplanned, Flight Of An HP Victor
Replies: 36
Views: 11530

RE: A Brief, Unplanned, Flight Of An HP Victor

Ugly's too blunt a term. Gothic is the term that comes to mind. The Victor is brutal and utilitarian -- a bunch of shapes kludged together in the way they need to be in order for the aircraft to do what it's designers wanted it to do -- fly fast, drop bombs and get home, if it could. The beauty come...

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by hangarrat
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 101 Things Not To Do At A Stop Light....
Replies: 48
Views: 10941

RE: 101 Things Not To Do At A Stop Light....

I saw a guy fast asleep at the wheel at a traffic light a few weeks ago. At least I thought he was asleep. I suppose he could have been incapacitated in some other way. If I had been alone, I probably would have tried to rouse him, but I had my three-month-old son howling in the back.

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by hangarrat
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rental Car Experience.
Replies: 19
Views: 2665

RE: Rental Car Experience.

I had a Hyundai Accent from Enterprise that shed a hub cap while I was cruising down the Interstate. Fortunately, I had marked it as damaged on the inspection sheet. Aside from being gutless and generalyl unpleasant to drive, it wasn't a terrible experience. Budget generally has nicer cars, IMO. Las...

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by hangarrat
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: URGENT: PHL To Downtown PHL
Replies: 35
Views: 3221

RE: URGENT: PHL To Downtown PHL

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by hangarrat
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: URGENT: PHL To Downtown PHL
Replies: 35
Views: 3221

RE: URGENT: PHL To Downtown PHL

The construction on <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> Blvd is actually two projects. PennDOT just rebuilt the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> ...

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by hangarrat
Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Vs Tornado
Replies: 11
Views: 3137

RE: Train Vs Tornado

Impressive video. You have to wonder what the video camera was doing aimed out the back of the locomotive. The video also features the only intelligent thing I've ever seen in the comments on a youtube post. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1p...

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by hangarrat
Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: URGENT: PHL To Downtown PHL
Replies: 35
Views: 3221

RE: URGENT: PHL To Downtown PHL

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by hangarrat
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: URGENT: PHL To Downtown PHL
Replies: 35
Views: 3221

RE: URGENT: PHL To Downtown PHL

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by hangarrat
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Car Accident Photos
Replies: 75
Views: 13254

RE: Your Car Accident Photos

Not my car, but my old house. A 15-year-old kid in a stolen car was fleeing from the cops and lost control turning a corner. Before he hit the house, he hit my wife's car. We're the second house in from the corner and we were on the inside of the turn, to give you an idea how out of control he was. ...

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by hangarrat
Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nissan Cube: Are You Kidding?
Replies: 80
Views: 14848

RE: Nissan Cube: Are You Kidding?

It's like the Honda Element, only deeper into the Matrix.

I remember when those first came out, my friend said, "It's an internet!" Also overhead a little kid saying "Hey dad, look, it's one of those lunchbox cars."

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by hangarrat
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Slow Down In Turbulence?
Replies: 34
Views: 14213

RE: Why Slow Down In Turbulence?

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by hangarrat
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Slow Down In Turbulence?
Replies: 34
Views: 14213

RE: Why Slow Down In Turbulence?

Just to be clear, I don't intend to engage in speculation about what happened to <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 447, but rather, I'm trying to understand the theory of how the combination of unreliable air data and turbulence might cause an upset during cruise. For those unfamiliar with th...

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by hangarrat
Sun May 10, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Can People Do This?!?!
Replies: 23
Views: 4021

RE: How Can People Do This?!?!

Sitting here with my 2 month old son sleeping on my chest, it makes me sad and angry. Psychopaths like this should be dropped off aboard decommissioned aircraft carriers anchored in the middle of the ocean and left to fend for themselves. A couple of thousand murderers and rapists starving on a barr...

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by hangarrat
Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Helium-Filled Freighters
Replies: 16
Views: 5171

RE: Helium-Filled Freighters

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by hangarrat
Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Philly Advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 1998

RE: Philly Advice?

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by hangarrat
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would You Hit It? Thread: Classic Edition!
Replies: 83
Views: 34237

RE: Would You Hit It? Thread: Classic Edition!

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by hangarrat
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would You Hit It? Thread: Classic Edition!
Replies: 83
Views: 34237

RE: Would You Hit It? Thread: Classic Edition!

Always had a thing for Phoebe Cates: <img src="http://retrocrush.buzznet.com/babes/phoebe/13.jpg" width="340" height="480" border=0> <img src="http://retrocrush.buzznet.com/babes/phoebe/47.jpg" width="422" height="732" border=0> <img src="http://retrocrush.buzznet.com/babes/phoebe/11.jpg" width="437...

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by hangarrat
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: It's Raining Again...inside A 737
Replies: 34
Views: 6140

RE: It's Raining Again...inside A 737

The only time I've ever seen rain on a plane was in Ecuador on a TAME 727. I have seen water pouring out of aircon ducts on a Delta 767 soaking passengers before takeoff on a New York-Sao Paulo flight. It made me angry just to think that I might have been in those seats.

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by hangarrat
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Are Your Favorite Flying Stories?
Replies: 5
Views: 3433

What Are Your Favorite Flying Stories?

I've been looking for some good flying stories. Obviously "Fate Is The Hunter," is one of the greatest works of aviation literature. I used to have a great book of short stories and articles from Flying and other magazines called "A Gift of Wings" by Richard Bach, who also wrote "Jonathan Livingston...

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by hangarrat
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recession: How Are Things For You?
Replies: 62
Views: 5337

Recession: How Are Things For You?

I work in newspapers, so I consider myself lucky to have a job. Many of my colleagues are out of work. And even in the broader job market, a lot of my friends are unemployed. I'm doing pretty well for my age and experience, salary wise. But my cash flow situation is abysmal. My wife and I bought a h...

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by hangarrat
Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crappiest Car You Had That You Loved/Liked A Lot
Replies: 66
Views: 26381

RE: Crappiest Car You Had That You Loved/Liked A Lot

My '89 Toyota Camry was a champ. I bought it in 1996 with 98k on the clock, and traded it for $1,000 five years later with more than 175k on the odometer. It was an awesome vehicle, but also no end of trouble. This was an AllTrac version of the Camry, which means it had full-time AWD with a lockable...

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