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by Fabo
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How many types of manufacturer 'option' systems are there on airliners?
Replies: 30
Views: 4159

Re: How many types of manufacturer 'option' systems are there on airliners?

I have a Standard Selections document for a 737NG from 2007. It's 300+ pages long. There's a lot of options... A good number of them are driven by different certification requirements, about 10 pages list just what is required for which certification (without actually describing the options). But th...

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by Fabo
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 7610

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

Both engines at ground idle might well be too much power for taxi, so you have to keep braking. I didn't think a turboprop made any thrust at disk. That's my point. By only having one prop at ground idle and one disced you get less total thrust than with two at ground idle. So the reason to feather...

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by Fabo
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 5852

Re: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?

Well, my one ejection took about 12 seconds from onset of the accident to being caught in a tree. A mere 300 milliseconds from being too late to pull the handles. The seats work wonderfully even from being on the ground. Just not in anyway suitable for transport aircraft. GF More details, please!! ...

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by Fabo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Sign-in/Briefing in Seasonal/Once Daily Outstations
Replies: 28
Views: 3298

Re: Crew Sign-in/Briefing in Seasonal/Once Daily Outstations

I've never seen crew check in at a passenger check in counter, not in Europe anyway. I've done it at pretty much every European airport I've operated from, which is at least half a dozen. Typically we get to the passenger check-in desks, check our bags and receive the briefing document stack. Havin...

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by Fabo
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Baggage on short connections - how do they handle it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

Re: Baggage on short connections - how do they handle it?

Thank you for your answer! Please do dig out some pictures if you want... I can print them and attach them to my suitcase? :) Once I actually had a sticker on my suitcase with SHOCON written on it, I assume it means Short Connection. It could have been at AMS. Once when going to the US I had a stic...

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by Fabo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Sign-in/Briefing in Seasonal/Once Daily Outstations
Replies: 28
Views: 3298

Re: Crew Sign-in/Briefing in Seasonal/Once Daily Outstations

I've never seen crew check in at a passenger check in counter, not in Europe anyway. Airlines would probably be able to arrange with the ground handling company an appropriate place to brief. I would not be surprised if Delta in PRG used some CSA premises. I do know that in my small home airport, so...

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by Fabo
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAPL to PPL Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: LAPL to PPL Conversion

Starlionblue has a very good point. If you can afford to take a month or so of at a time, it's cheaper in the end to do your PPL in the US. A friend calculated it some time ago, savings of ~25% after airfare and accomodation, and he wasn't even basing his price on the more expensive UK market. I sup...

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by Fabo
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?
Replies: 25
Views: 5577

Re: Most iconic airline for the most important planes?

A300 - Air France, Air Inter A310 - Interflug? would be fun. A320 - Too much to consider. Wizzair old c/s is funky. Actual "most notable" prolly Air France again or Air Inter. A330 - everywhere... A340 - Not as much, but noone stands out. A380 - Emirates. Duh. B707 - Pan Am, TWA, Qantas B7...

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by Fabo
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Q400 Tail Number?
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Re: Q400 Tail Number?

However, the small size of the Q400 and relative proximity to the actual reg # probably renders them useless in many cases. Here are some examples of aircraft with large registration titles right by the tail meaning a tail no. would serve no function: Those Porter Q400s actually have a ship number ...

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by Fabo
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PMDG 747-400 Autothrottle in VNAV
Replies: 12
Views: 2082

Re: PMDG 747-400 Autothrottle in VNAV

As per the original issue... not sure why this isn't in Aviation Hobby... all the guys gave you (naturally) the correct explanation as per what happens in the real aircraft. The difference here is the PMDG simulation is very good, but the hardware is not the real hardware. The devs know this, and ha...

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by Fabo
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAPL to PPL Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: LAPL to PPL Conversion

It's probably a better idea not to take up training if you can't afford to take a medical. It sounds like you plan to fly like 2 hours a month, which is not good for anyone. Focus on saving instead, and get into it when you have at least 30 hours worth in pocket. As for what LAPL is, it's basically ...

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by Fabo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 35606

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

It would not need to be nonstop to the UK. Could always refuel along the way. Is there even any suitable airport enroute before you reach Europe? I'm not sure, not unless you make a detour to the Gulf. What I don't understand is why some people think the continent of Africa is a black hole from SA ...

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by Fabo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New flaps/slats for the 737-10 possible?
Replies: 16
Views: 2706

Re: New flaps/slats for the 737-10 possible?

VSMUT wrote:
Interesting how it lists the Ford Mondeo as a rebadged Ford Fusion. The Mondeo has been around since the 90s in Europe, but much later in the US.


For the current gen, it was avialable in the US before becoming avialable in Europe. So chronologically, they are correct.

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by Fabo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radar/Collision Avoidance in old 747-100 and other planes in the 70s
Replies: 15
Views: 2338

Re: Radar/Collision Avoidance in old 747-100 and other planes in the 70s

The FMCs were first installed as standard with the 757/767 and 747-400 slowly after. I think MD-80s could have them from factory as well, but not yet standard. There are many ways to supplement radio-based navigation in older planes. INS were usually only used for overseas aviation in widebodies. Th...

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by Fabo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 35606

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

On a more positive note BA with 12 A380s, now operating over four years, appear to have been very reliable and seem to have few such incidents resulting in protracted delays. . I suppose they would. Funnily enough, when I was leaving JNB a couple of years ago on a different A380, the BA flight for ...

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by Fabo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)
Replies: 22
Views: 2609

Re: Cargo & Passenger Pilots (Captain)

VSMUT wrote:
It depends entirely on the airline and position. Especially in Europe you will find some cargo operators with dirt low wages for FOs, even on 737s and A300s.


From what I've heard, these folks also do fairly little flying, but that's 3rd hand anecdotal evidence.

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by Fabo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What kind of stuff is on the NEF, MEL, and CDL?
Replies: 17
Views: 5457

Re: What kind of stuff is on the NEF, MEL, and CDL?

AirKevin wrote:
CDL would be for stuff like this:



Interestingly, some planes are allowed to fly with 1 winglet missing, but not 2, while other planes are allowed to fly with both winglets missing, but not with only 1 on the wings.

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by Fabo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When an airline acquires a new type of aircraft...
Replies: 32
Views: 1890

Re: When an airline acquires a new type of aircraft...

Simulators are not like MSFS - they don't have all the airports in the world, There will be a few detailed airports, and everything else is generic if modeled at all. A lot of the popular "flight sim" airports like Innsbruk or Aspen, wouldn't be modeled in a simulator unless an operator h...

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by Fabo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flight Level 390 Blog
Replies: 3
Views: 2245

Re: Flight Level 390

gotthrust wrote:
I’m not sure, but maybe the Catain Dave you guys are looking for is on Twitter and updates quite regularly as Captain Dave (@DaveWallsworth) and is an A380 Captain for BA


Not the same guy.

Captain Dave never went back to blogging as far as I can tell, and may well be retired by now.

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by Fabo
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 35606

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

A 3-engine take off from hot & high JNB, even for a ferry flight but with c.12 hrs fuel on board, would I feel be quite a feat. It would not need to be nonstop to the UK. Could always refuel along the way. Is there even any suitable airport enroute before you reach Europe? I'm not sure, not unl...

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by Fabo
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 or 777-200
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: 747-8 or 777-200

I'd take Lufthansa on account on service level.

Don't worry about the 747-8, it's as safe as any of them.

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by Fabo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Series: "Turn Off Flight Director When Hand Flying"
Replies: 18
Views: 8092

Re: A320 Series: "Turn Off Flight Director When Hand Flying"

Not quite. THR CLB is a constant thrust mode. The thrust will remain constant. But since you are in a less steep climb you will now accelerate past your speed target. So what we are saying, in Boeing speak, is essentially turn the FD off if you have it in N1 + FLCH mode and you want to handfly vert...

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by Fabo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 4644

Re: Smallest Cat III Landing Capeable Aircraft?

Fail op is an option on NG. Dunno about Max. It's quite rare though.

@benbeny: I don't think so. Icing is hit or miss, but winds tend to be quite calm in CAT III weather.

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by Fabo
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 flaps mechanism
Replies: 18
Views: 4195

Re: 737 flaps mechanism

Flap jackscrew drive?

That's more of a gess though. I don't have the docs on me and never studied this in particular.

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by Fabo
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some planes have wing 'patterns'?
Replies: 10
Views: 3722

Re: Why do some planes have wing 'patterns'?

Some lines might also be there to define the critical ice accumulation areas for winter ops.

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by Fabo
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is Boeing servicing DC's and MD's?
Replies: 9
Views: 3239

Re: Is Boeing servicing DC's and MD's?

There are civilian 707s, just not in airline service. In cars, there is a minimum requirement of (I think) 10 years after end of manufacture. I guess for airliners it would be based on actual specific contracts. I'd say as long as someone is willing to pay for increasing cost of parts manufacture, t...

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by Fabo
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winglets On a A380
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: Winglets On a A380

I'm quite sure Airbus engineers considered options of shorter wing with winglet or raked wingtip... The technology was well known by the time the wing was designed.

They would have decided, that a bit more length in the airfoil was worth the disadvantage of not having a different wingtip device.

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by Fabo
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: cockpit posters
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

Re: cockpit posters

Try contacting people who post nice cockpit pictures here on A-net. They might be able to hook you up with printable originals of their pictures.

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by Fabo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Auto throttle - taxi - 737 - FSX
Replies: 4
Views: 3033

Re: Auto throttle - taxi - 737 - FSX

No, A/T is for inflight use only.

IIRC it wouldn't evel let you select such a low speed.

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by Fabo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Being a Pilot in Europe?
Replies: 23
Views: 7380

Re: Being a Pilot in Europe?

Europe by definition 'requires' an ATP but allows people to exercise it's privileges before they complete it. Which is bogus and circumvents the entire purpose of the ATP - Proven judgement acquired through experience. Explain please. I had a "frozen ATPL" until I had enough hours to sati...

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by Fabo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 10025

Re: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

Apparently, they missed their traditional summer release window. Hopefully, they won't wait until next summer - I guess if nothing goes majorly wrong, release in time for Christmas might work,

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by Fabo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Fslab A320X Promo Video On Youtube
Replies: 8
Views: 3349

Re: Fslab A320X Promo Video On Youtube

I've bought it. The jury is obviously still out on how much I will use it and whether it will get to some reasonable per-hour sum, but judging by NGX hours (well into hundreds) and DHC-8 (getting there), it should prove itself worth it. One thing is obvous either way - it's in a league completely di...

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by Fabo
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Flight simulater for MAC
Replies: 4
Views: 2092

Re: Flight simulater for MAC

X-Plane is pretty good. It's really the only choice for helicopters, For small airplanes, it's generally better, except for maybe the A2A airplanes. It's lacking in big airliner section - there's the DC-6 from PMDG, thought that's not really in the class, IXEG 737 which is by all accounts a jump for...

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by Fabo
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Setting.
Replies: 15
Views: 5171

RE: Engine Setting.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/musang" class="quote" target="_blank">musang</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>I've never known a jet engine whose gauges dis...

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by Fabo
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: North Korea Creates Its Own Time Zone 30 Mins Back
Replies: 25
Views: 3039

RE: North Korea Creates Its Own Time Zone 30 Mins Back

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/prebennorholm" class="quote" target="_blank">prebennorholm</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>From 1909 until 1937 it was GM...

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by Fabo
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Setting.
Replies: 15
Views: 5171

RE: Engine Setting.

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

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by Fabo
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Worlds Shortest Jet Flight...FOUND
Replies: 32
Views: 10032

RE: Worlds Shortest Jet Flight...FOUND

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TWA772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">TWA772LR</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Has there ever been a scheduled flight b...

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by Fabo
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Should The Armrests Be Down On TO/Landing?
Replies: 22
Views: 10557

RE: Why Should The Armrests Be Down On TO/Landing?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bueb0g" class="quote" target="_blank">bueb0g</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>but the way it is distributed is not. Puttin...

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by Fabo
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question On Flight Cancellation
Replies: 4
Views: 3736

RE: Question On Flight Cancellation

Might also be an aircraft off due to maintenance schedule being changed a bit (say a heavier check takes a day or two longer on one frame) and they need to cancel one rotation bringing this into account, and maybe your flight was easy to rebook given state of reservation at time...

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by Fabo
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Should The Armrests Be Down On TO/Landing?
Replies: 22
Views: 10557

RE: Why Should The Armrests Be Down On TO/Landing?

That doesn't make sense. Armrests weigh the same whether up or down.

(was that a joke? I'm not sure)

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by Fabo
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Green Colored Cars - Why Poor For Resale Value?
Replies: 43
Views: 6502

RE: Green Colored Cars - Why Poor For Resale Value?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mham001" class="quote" target="_blank">mham001</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Most cars here are bought off the lot, not...

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by Fabo
Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Come No Fifa World Cup Soccer Threads?
Replies: 33
Views: 3100

RE: How Come No Fifa World Cup Soccer Threads?

Uh.

is this some king of a meta joke I don't get?

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by Fabo
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greece Default Imminent
Replies: 352
Views: 13538

RE: Greece Default Imminent

The point of no return has been passed sometime last year, in my personal opinion. I think it's best for all of us now accept that Greece is toast and work towards solving the problem, instead of just prolonging it. Germany would like Greece to man up and start doing something with itself, but that ...

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by Fabo
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Beer Thread!
Replies: 95
Views: 6351

RE: The Beer Thread!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/L0VE2FLY" class="quote" target="_blank">L0VE2FLY</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i>Actually it was a freezing cold can and ...

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by Fabo
Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Economic Collapse Blog Has Issued A RED Alert
Replies: 11
Views: 2308

RE: The Economic Collapse Blog Has Issued A RED Alert

Looks like the economic collapse blog has... collapsed.

On tpic though, what'd you expect from a site with a name like that, other than preaching economic difficulties?

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by Fabo
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Missing Members With Accounts Still Active
Replies: 134
Views: 7150

RE: Missing Members With Accounts Still Active

Some stuff just disappears to be a part of "time of legends"... that's like it always is, everywhere. Cn't help it.

Anyone been trying to get a snowglobe through security lately?

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by Fabo
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman In The Cockpit At T.O. And Landing
Replies: 92
Views: 34361

Woman In The Cockpit At T.O. And Landing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/captjetblast" class="quote" target="_blank">captjetblast</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>I feel a bit dissapointed after ...

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by Fabo
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net:Too Americanized
Replies: 106
Views: 6388

RE: Airliners.net:Too Americanized

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kasimir" class="quote" target="_blank">kasimir</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i>Why is everybody so freaking sensitive the...

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by Fabo
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retirement Is Anti-Biblical...?
Replies: 34
Views: 2530

RE: Retirement Is Anti-Biblical...?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/vikkyvik" class="quote" target="_blank">vikkyvik</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i>Anyway. What a totally random tangent in...

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by Fabo
Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EBAY: $0.99 Item + Free Shipping From China - How?
Replies: 15
Views: 2520

RE: EBAY: $0.99 Item + Free Shipping From China - How?

AFAIK, the postage is also subsidized by China itself. Otherwise yes, most of the cheap stuff just gets stuffed in the container and then gets offloaded in *add a port based on your location*. For Europe, I've noticed lately, at least some of the sellers actually make the shipping via Netherlands Po...

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