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by woodentom
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anti Missile System On Civil Airliners
Replies: 35
Views: 5994

Anti Missile System On Civil Airliners

Following the tragedy in the Ukraine and a photo i saw recently on this website, would it be possible to install flares or other anti missile systems on planes to prevent any future incidents. From looking through the forums it appears the Israelis have fitted some sort of system to their planes but...

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by woodentom
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 35
Replies: 285
Views: 55858

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 35

I am sure this has been mentioned but so many threads to read.

Can an aircraft fly 1000ft below another and radar think it one plane if one of them has turned off the transmitter?

a pilot friend of mine suggest one theory is this plane could fly below another and hide.

Is this probable

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by woodentom
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15
Replies: 251
Views: 93531

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 15

Finding a raft sounds very positive but am amazed it has been found so close to <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym>. The currents maybe strong in the area. Also from reading the posts and understanding how strange the Malaysian authorities have been, a sceptical person could think...

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by woodentom
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 7
Replies: 288
Views: 93167

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 7

Reading all these posts is just like an episode of Sherlock

assuming the worst may all the passengers rest in peace.....

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by woodentom
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Using Crew Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 18635

RE: Passengers Using Crew Seats

this may be slightly off topic but i had a similar experience on finnair <acronym title="Helsinki - Vantaa (HEL / EFHK), Finland">HEL</acronym> to <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> in 2010 my wife and I were sat in a three seat set waiting for...

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by woodentom
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest Single Runway Airport - Doha & Its Heavies
Replies: 4
Views: 4948

Busiest Single Runway Airport - Doha & Its Heavies

i flew through Doha yesterday and it may not have passenger numbers of say Gatwick but almost ever plane there is a twin aisle. for the size of the terminal building the place was far too crowded and i can't beleive there is anywhere else with such a concentration or people. the new airport terminal...

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by woodentom
Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Time Lapse Videos
Replies: 10
Views: 4652

RE: Time Lapse Videos

great videos, completely uninterrupted

i am just amazed the cabin crew didn't tell you to remove the camera when they did the cabin check for landing.

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by woodentom
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South African Airways MPM-JNB-LHR: C Class
Replies: 3
Views: 13072

South African Airways MPM-JNB-LHR: C Class

this is my 1st ever report. apologies for the last upload and the photos not working. fingers crossed on this one Unfortunately as it was our honeymoon I was too excited to think about reporting our outward journey so this is the return leg from maputo - joberg- London on South African Airways. We t...

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by woodentom
Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Proposed Capacity Solution
Replies: 55
Views: 13853

RE: LHR Proposed Capacity Solution

out of interest how close can parallel runways be to each other? after looking at a satellite view i was wondering would it be possible as a last resort to put 2 runways where the southern one is now. taxi ways would need to be used but it is the only option i could think of when keeping the same fo...

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by woodentom
Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Welcomes You To Leeds...
Replies: 35
Views: 13183

RE: British Airways Welcomes You To Leeds...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>British Airways welcomes you to Leeds...</i></font></td></tr></table> And Bradford!! It is Leeds Bradford airport after all  <img src="http://cdn-www.a...

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by woodentom
Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was It A VC10 In Tallinn Today?
Replies: 13
Views: 8308

RE: Was It A VC10 In Tallinn Today?

Bingo, that was it. Many thanks

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by woodentom
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was It A VC10 In Tallinn Today?
Replies: 13
Views: 8308

RE: Was It A VC10 In Tallinn Today?

i think it was a VC10 but with the strange tail marking and the fact that there was a civil walkway ladder (not sure of the correct name) upto the front of the aircraft i was confused. i have to assume that even after the tanker conversion, the pilots enter and leave as they would when the aircraft ...

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by woodentom
Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was It A VC10 In Tallinn Today?
Replies: 13
Views: 8308

Was It A VC10 In Tallinn Today?

I took off around 11.15 am and next to the DHL 757 I am sure it was a VC10 parked up. It was Grey with a believe a black outline of a person on the tail. It could have been the <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym> 62 but I am don't think it was. Sorry no pictures and can anyone a...

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by woodentom
Sat May 26, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A318 London-New York Private Flight?
Replies: 36
Views: 21197

RE: BA A318 London-New York Private Flight?

Apologies if this is off topic slighlty but assuming doing customs at Shannon is quicker and easier than customs in <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> then has <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> or any other airl...

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by woodentom
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Foreign City Has Higher Daily Seats From UK
Replies: 12
Views: 5404

Which Foreign City Has Higher Daily Seats From UK

I was wondering in the sense of numbers, which foreign city has the most seats overall from the UK as a whole? There must be some daily breakdown I would have thought. I guess New York or Paris must be top but with all the flights around the Uk it was something I had been wondering? Overall in a day...

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by woodentom
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A380 Air Shot - Anyone Want To Edit Them?
Replies: 1
Views: 4834

RE: A380 Air Shot - Anyone Want To Edit Them?

just realised that you may want to see what i have taken so here is a jpeg of an unedited image

https://www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/misc/uf/21297/phpnqtSPR.jpeg

thanks
tom

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by woodentom
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A380 Air Shot - Anyone Want To Edit Them?
Replies: 1
Views: 4834

A380 Air Shot - Anyone Want To Edit Them?

i was just outside a few minutes ago and looked up and it was an A380 Air France overhead. i grabbed the camera, took a few shots. i always struggle in getting acceptance for my shots and though i have taken many over my house, none have ever made it past the post on the site therefore would anyone ...

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by woodentom
Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Johannesburg Arrivals - Transfer Time Advices
Replies: 4
Views: 5967

Johannesburg Arrivals - Transfer Time Advices

i am trying to book a flight from the UK to windhoek and going through <acronym title="Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym> is the best way it seems. For some reason it is cheaper to book the <acronym title="Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo Internati...

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by woodentom
Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Happens If Bags Get Delayed - Multi Flights?
Replies: 3
Views: 4211

What Happens If Bags Get Delayed - Multi Flights?

i hope this is the right forum as i really need advice on this potential problem. i am flying <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Helsinki - Vantaa (HEL / EFHK), Finland">HEL</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi...

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by woodentom
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Communication Between The Tower And Aircraft?
Replies: 12
Views: 12080

RE: Communication Between The Tower And Aircraft?

this is perfect.

thanks so much. i can now explain this to someone in easy terms which should help my client out.

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by woodentom
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Communication Between The Tower And Aircraft?
Replies: 12
Views: 12080

RE: Communication Between The Tower And Aircraft?

thanks for the reply.

so if the VHF comms from the comntrol fials then the aircraft will revert to another radar tracking centre and take instructions from them.

thanks again

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by woodentom
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Communication Between The Tower And Aircraft?
Replies: 12
Views: 12080

RE: Communication Between The Tower And Aircraft?

what happens if the VHF communication fails? do i assume the tower can't talk to the aircraft?

what is the backup communication?

thanks

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by woodentom
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Communication Between The Tower And Aircraft?
Replies: 12
Views: 12080

Communication Between The Tower And Aircraft?

i have a new client who maintains a network at the control tower of an airport in the UK. he has stated it is the VHF communication network to the aircraft. i need to find out how critical that is and if this stopped working would it be safety critical to the aircraft. i was told it is a back up or ...

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by woodentom
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Spotting - Perimeter Buses?
Replies: 4
Views: 3465

RE: Heathrow Spotting - Perimeter Buses?

if they are taking off to the east then i would assume it is on 09R after 3pm therefore being situated near the petrol station on the south perimeter and aircraft banking shots would be ok??

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by woodentom
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heathrow Spotting - Perimeter Buses?
Replies: 4
Views: 3465

Heathrow Spotting - Perimeter Buses?

i am hoping to be at heathrow this saturday and am wondering if there is a particluar bus that travels the perimeter so i can hop on and off. it looks like the 482, 490 and 555 will get me round most of the airport. please advise as i assume that 3pm at mrytle park is still the main spot. thanks

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by woodentom
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Lounges +priority Pass Membership
Replies: 3
Views: 11263

Airline Lounges +priority Pass Membership

i am a member of the different airline alliances but at present don't have the sufficient status to gain access to any airport lounges. I am flying to seattle, helsinki, bangkok, tallinn, barcelona and a few other places this year and i came across the "priority pass" membership that allowed access ...

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by woodentom
Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Acceptance - Post-Screening (woodentom)
Replies: 1
Views: 2547

Photo Acceptance - Post-Screening (woodentom)

the photo was rejected on catagory reasons only <a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=20090307_n1236205453.3291img_3842.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/...90307_n1236205453.3291img_3842.jpg</a> i assume i have to re upload the photo from the begin...

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by woodentom
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: RAF Museum At Cosford - Any Good For Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 5461

RE: RAF Museum At Cosford - Any Good For Photography

i went to the museum yesterday and wow, so many aircraft in such a small place!!

there was no chance of picturing any aircraft in solitary and as for the vulcan, valiant and victor, well they are all slotted together like a jigsaw with a canberra hanging above them all.

now for the editing

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by woodentom
Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: RAF Museum At Cosford - Any Good For Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 5461

RAF Museum At Cosford - Any Good For Photography

i am thinking of going to the RAF museum at Cosford this weekend and am wondering if it is worth taking the camera? i assume the answer will be yes and if anyone has been then any advice /ideas would be appreciated

thanks

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by woodentom
Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fare Comparison Websites - Is There A Super Site?
Replies: 7
Views: 7564

Fare Comparison Websites - Is There A Super Site?

i constantly use expedia, opodo and ebookers when checking on price comparisons. i foind it amuzing how the prices are all slightly different for exactly the same flight. i am wondering if there is a super website (the definitive one) that checks every other site and provides and overall list of the...

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by woodentom
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Ground To Air Shots - 1st Attempt Not Good - Help
Replies: 21
Views: 6560

RE: Ground To Air Shots - 1st Attempt Not Good - Help

jid, many thanks for your help and you confirmed my fears. i know that you shouldn't run before walking but with another 200mm to play with then i believe the shots would be better. if F8 is sufficent then a 300mm lens with 2x <acronym title="Air Tanzania">TC</acronym> should be ok i am doing some r...

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by woodentom
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Ground To Air Shots - 1st Attempt Not Good - Help
Replies: 21
Views: 6560

RE: Ground To Air Shots - 1st Attempt Not Good - Help

ARE <acronym title="Midwest Airlines (Egypt) and Aerotransportes Mas (Mexico)">MY</acronym> GROUND <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> AIR SHOTS GOOD ENOUGH so i tried to take some more shots as the sun was going down. i was trying to get the shutter speed as fast as possible...

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by woodentom
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Ground To Air Shots - 1st Attempt Not Good - Help
Replies: 21
Views: 6560

RE: Ground To Air Shots - 1st Attempt Not Good - Help

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Hel...

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by woodentom
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Misty Morning Attempt - Whats My Chances
Replies: 2
Views: 2762

Misty Morning Attempt - Whats My Chances

i was near <acronym title="Leeds / Bradford - Yeadon (LBA / EGNM), United Kingdom">LBA</acronym> this weekend and though it is impossible to get close to the airport, i managed to get this shot at 400mm <table BORDER=0 width=70 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a ...

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by woodentom
Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Ground To Air Shots - 1st Attempt Not Good - Help
Replies: 21
Views: 6560

Ground To Air Shots - 1st Attempt Not Good - Help

i really want to nail this as i live under the flightpath and spend most days starring upwards. <table BORDER=0 width=2 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536897741&filename=php7SVqK3..jpeg" target=_blank><img src="/uf/536897741/thumbs/php7...

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by woodentom
Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Contrail - Why Some Have And Some Have Not
Replies: 25
Views: 6097

Contrail - Why Some Have And Some Have Not

a question that I have had for many years is why is it that most planes i see flying overhead have these huge contrails which line the sky but occassionally i see planes with nothing at all? i assume it must be due to the outside air temp at that height? and must assume that is why planes close to t...

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by woodentom
Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Re Uploading Queries - Not Sure What To Do
Replies: 3
Views: 178

RE: Re Uploading Queries - Not Sure What To Do

thanks for the info

i assume i have to change the filename then and it won't cause any problems with the fact there are 2 photos on the database that are the same (well almost)

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by woodentom
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Re Uploading Queries - Not Sure What To Do
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re Uploading Queries - Not Sure What To Do

i got a rejection and would like to re upload it. i am ready to re upload but can't find where to do it. i have found the re upload page <a href="http://www.airliners.net/reupload/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/reupload/</a> but i think this may be for photos already accpeted. i asks for a...

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by woodentom
Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wind Strength Limit That Stops/delays Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 125554

Wind Strength Limit That Stops/delays Flights

just wondering if there is a wind speed limit which planes can't take off or land in. the reason i ask is that i am flying today from lba and the news has been predicting pretty strong winds.

thanks

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by woodentom
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Cameras Are People Using - Canon 350d?
Replies: 8
Views: 4134

RE: What Cameras Are People Using - Canon 350d?

cheers everyone for the advice.....2nd body it is.....just need a descent price

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by woodentom
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Cameras Are People Using - Canon 350d?
Replies: 8
Views: 4134

What Cameras Are People Using - Canon 350d?

after two years i have a disappointing 2 photos successful on the site. due to a recent accident i am having to get a new camera setup and my main camera is now the 40D. one thing i realise is the changing of lenses constantly (i do landscape mainly but have a passion for aviaton) from wide angle to...

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by woodentom
Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help Please - Why These Were Rejected
Replies: 6
Views: 3933

RE: Help Please - Why These Were Rejected

thanks for help

it clears that up.....i will try and re upload this weekend

cheers

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by woodentom
Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help Please - Why These Were Rejected
Replies: 6
Views: 3933

RE: Help Please - Why These Were Rejected

hi

not sure what you mean tim by "a -"

to the 2nd reply.....if you would like to have a go editing i can send you the original. i have just noticed the dust spots.....wow, they are very feint.

please let me know

thanks
tom

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by woodentom
Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help Please - Why These Were Rejected
Replies: 6
Views: 3933

Help Please - Why These Were Rejected

i have not had any pic accepted for ages but thought these may be ok. i was wrong but am wondering why. the usual email does really tell me much. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=20080110_milfordsound281107.jpg" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/......

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by woodentom
Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Question - Screening Photo Results
Replies: 4
Views: 395

RE: Question - Screening Photo Results

i have looked at the upload page and straight away noticed only 2 of the four photos i recently uploaded were there. i can therefore only deduce that even though whilst uploading when it says "you have successfully uploaded your photo", its lying and you haven't. i think there must be some problems ...

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by woodentom
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Question - Screening Photo Results
Replies: 4
Views: 395

RE: Question - Screening Photo Results

i normally get an email stating that my photo was rejected. as i uploaded 4 photos i would assume i get 4 emails back but each time i only get 2 email preferring to 2 of the photos...... i am wondering what happened to the other 2 photos i uploaded. there is no email stating they are ok or rejected....

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by woodentom
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Question - Screening Photo Results
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Question - Screening Photo Results

why is it when i upload say 4 photos for screening, i usually get a rejection message about 10 days later for one of two of the photos but i get nothing bakc on the others. i usually upload in batches of 4 and i never get anything back on 2 photos.....its as if they were never uploaded. this has hap...

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by woodentom
Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Leeds-singapore-sydney-cairns - 33hrs I Think
Replies: 10
Views: 6008

RE: Leeds-singapore-sydney-cairns - 33hrs I Think

i have tried to upload the photos twice with little success so i will have to do it when i get back on the 6th dec.

33hrs was too long but i made it and did a photo account of the entire journey.

sorry for the delay

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by woodentom
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Leeds-singapore-sydney-cairns - 33hrs I Think
Replies: 10
Views: 6008

RE: Leeds-singapore-sydney-cairns - 33hrs I Think

forgot to mention i tried to get the stewardess totake a photo of the cockpit but she couldn't......

i probably won't have much sleep on this adventure as i don't sleep much so it will be interesting

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by woodentom
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Leeds-singapore-sydney-cairns - 33hrs I Think
Replies: 10
Views: 6008

Leeds-singapore-sydney-cairns - 33hrs I Think

i am about to start leg 2 of a 4 leg journey and am trying to do an account of it. no idea how it will go but will get photos and video online as soon as i can though not back into the UK till the 6th december so no idea if ican do sooner. <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regi...

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