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by TimePilot
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Operates DC-3s In Switzerland?
Replies: 1
Views: 2667

Who Operates DC-3s In Switzerland?

Hello everyone, About 15 minutes ago here, (a little before 12 noon) I saw and heard a DC-3 fly over Grindelwald, past the Eiger towards Wengen and Lauterbrunnen. Unfortunately with the sun in my eyes I couldn't see any markings on it, so I'm wondering who would be operating it? I checked the schedu...

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by TimePilot
Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: People Need To Know Where The Cockpit Is?
Replies: 13
Views: 6031

RE: People Need To Know Where The Cockpit Is?

Didn't anyone see the Are You Being Served movie where Mr. Grainger mistakenly goes into the cockpit instead of the bathroom?

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by TimePilot
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 720 - What's On The Engines?
Replies: 9
Views: 6661

RE: Boeing 720 - What's On The Engines?

As always, thanks everyone  

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by TimePilot
Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 720 - What's On The Engines?
Replies: 9
Views: 6661

Boeing 720 - What's On The Engines?

I've been watching this utterly fantastic video of a 720 doing a touch & go: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf3mo3QROC8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf3mo3QROC8</a> (turn the volume down if you're at work) At 0:50 as the engines spool up, these little ports? vents? op...

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by TimePilot
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Counting When Starting A Radial Engine?
Replies: 22
Views: 23609

RE: Counting When Starting A Radial Engine?

Thank you for all the replies  <img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Quite interesting. I wish I could see one up close. (And as a Connie fan I should have known she had radials.) Are radials more reliable...

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by TimePilot
Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Counting When Starting A Radial Engine?
Replies: 22
Views: 23609

Counting When Starting A Radial Engine?

I've seen a few videos on YouTube of classic planes (DC-3 and some warbirds), in which the pilot(s) count the prop rotations while/before starting the engine(s). I don't really understand engines (like, at all), so can someone explain what they're doing? Why is this necessary?

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by TimePilot
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Really Stupid Landing Gear Question ...
Replies: 52
Views: 22475

RE: Really Stupid Landing Gear Question ...

Thanks   I've been wondering about this for a while

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by TimePilot
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Really Stupid Landing Gear Question ...
Replies: 52
Views: 22475

Really Stupid Landing Gear Question ...

I've wondered this for a while. What happens if you throw the landing gear switch while on the ground? Are they locked against something like this, or will the plane crash to the ground?

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by TimePilot
Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Life Of A Cargo Pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 42931

RE: Life Of A Cargo Pilot

I've wondered about cargo flights myself from time to time. I think I already know the answer, but seeing as how you're not flying people, can you fly through weather that would ordinarily be avoided by regular passenger flights?

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by TimePilot
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Having Aviation As A Hobby But Not Flying?
Replies: 10
Views: 17827

RE: Having Aviation As A Hobby But Not Flying?

No one around me is as interested in aircraft as I am. If I start talking about them people get bored rather quickly. My parents aren't interested in aviation, but they never discouraged my hobby. There are two airports in my city that I can go to. The old one has lots of spotters, but they go crazy...

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by TimePilot
Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS9/FSX: Where Are You Flying At The Moment?
Replies: 262
Views: 35633

RE: FS9/FSX: Where Are You Flying At The Moment?

I finished Saipan to Kosrae in a 727-100. It's a bit tricky landing on Kosrae, but I'm getting better at it.

Now doing Kosrae to Pohnpei in a Learjet before going to bed for the night.

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by TimePilot
Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Jet Engines Stick Straight Out?
Replies: 36
Views: 16111

RE: Why Do Jet Engines Stick Straight Out?

Thanks for the answers!  Smile

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by TimePilot
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Jet Engines Stick Straight Out?
Replies: 36
Views: 16111

Why Do Jet Engines Stick Straight Out?

Yesterday I was out having a cigarette when a 737 flew overhead. I notice that on it, (and indeed other jets) the engines stick out forward from the wings.

Is this for effeciency? Asthetics? If the hung off the back would it interrupt air flow?

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by TimePilot
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Journey To Pacific Islands
Replies: 9
Views: 3770

RE: Journey To Pacific Islands

If possible, you may wish to visit Rota, which is between Guam and Tinian/Saipan. I haven't been there myself, but I've read that Rota has remained largely untouched throughout history and therefore is extremely beautiful. Freedom Air and Continental Connection (Cape Air) operate flights there from ...

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by TimePilot
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Smallest Airport You've Flown To/from?
Replies: 108
Views: 16082

RE: What's The Smallest Airport You've Flown To/fr

Kiruna, Sweden (KRN) Not the smallest airport in the world, but it took me by surprise when I was there in the late 80s. If you ever go there, be sure to visit the iron mine, it was lots of fun. They let us take some home  Smile

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by TimePilot
Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Flaps Extend Slowly?
Replies: 29
Views: 6273

RE: Why Do Flaps Extend Slowly?

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by TimePilot
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Flaps Extend Slowly?
Replies: 29
Views: 6273

RE: Why Do Flaps Extend Slowly?

Thanks for all the answers to my obvious question  Smile

What about the sounds, though? Are modern PX cabins more sound-proofed?

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by TimePilot
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Flaps Extend Slowly?
Replies: 29
Views: 6273

RE: Why Do Flaps Extend Slowly?

Ok thanks  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> But that brings me to my next questions: why do speed brakes extend quickly then? I've seen them used on approach. Is it because disrupting the airflow <i>under</i> the wings is more serious than the air <i>over</i> ...

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by TimePilot
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Flaps Extend Slowly?
Replies: 29
Views: 6273

Why Do Flaps Extend Slowly?

I was watching this video the other day: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBVh2GJJdus" target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBVh2GJJdus</a> Maybe this is a real dumb/obvious question, but why do flaps extend slowly? Is it to keep the aircraft stable during transition or is it just bec...

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by TimePilot
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Haul Pilots, How Do They Do It?
Replies: 56
Views: 18301

RE: Long Haul Pilots, How Do They Do It?

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by TimePilot
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD 80 Top Windows
Replies: 25
Views: 9095

RE: MD 80 Top Windows

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by TimePilot
Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Lights On And Off In Cruise
Replies: 39
Views: 8157

RE: Landing Lights On And Off In Cruise

I would've guessed that maybe the pilot was high-beaming a slower plane in front of him  duck 

I have a related question: at what altitude are landing lights turned off?

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by TimePilot
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can You Identify These Two Jsdf Planes?
Replies: 2
Views: 3679

RE: Can You Identify These Two Jsdf Planes?

Thanks for the info!  Smile

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by TimePilot
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can You Identify These Two Jsdf Planes?
Replies: 2
Views: 3679

Can You Identify These Two Jsdf Planes?

I was spotting at a local airport/JSDF base yesterday, and saw two planes I didn't recognize. They were both practicing touch & gos. What is this, a Gulfstream? Why does it have a big door/window on the side? <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=650 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1...

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by TimePilot
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Do Pilots Do During Down-time?
Replies: 41
Views: 9652

RE: What Do Pilots Do During Down-time?

Interesting. Thanks for othe responses  Smile

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by TimePilot
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question: Airplane Seats After Retirement..
Replies: 24
Views: 5454

RE: Question: Airplane Seats After Retirement..

I saw some JAL (maybe?) economy seats for sale on Yahoo! Auctions Japan a few years ago. I think it was 4 seats together, for about $1600. You had to pick them up yourself if I remember correctly <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> $1600 for 4 seats is prett...

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by TimePilot
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Do Pilots Do During Down-time?
Replies: 41
Views: 9652

What Do Pilots Do During Down-time?

There's probably some down-time on flights, right? So during that time, what do pilots do? Read a book, look out the window, take pictures? Are they constantly monitoring dials, switches, levers, etc?

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by TimePilot
Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Desolate Long-Range Routes?
Replies: 96
Views: 23767

RE: Most Desolate Long-Range Routes?

What about between Japan and Micronesia? In an emergency would flights be able to land on Iwo Jima?

Still, it's only about 3 hours.

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by TimePilot
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Did The Crew Smoke?
Replies: 25
Views: 11394

RE: Where Did The Crew Smoke?

Thanks for the replies! : ) <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><f...

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by TimePilot
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Are The Six Pieces Of Wood In A 727?
Replies: 53
Views: 18198

RE: Where Are The Six Pieces Of Wood In A 727?

Does the 727 use wood-burning engines? 6 pieces would be hard for international flights though, I think.
What about in the galley, for special smoked meats or something?

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by TimePilot
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where Did The Crew Smoke?
Replies: 25
Views: 11394

Where Did The Crew Smoke?

I've often wondered this while playing MSFS. It's easy for me to duck out onto the balcony, but where did crews smoke, if they could? I'm wondering particularly from the Ford Tri-Motor (early passenger service) era up until the 1960s or 70s. I'm guessing nowadays that smoking is completely prohibite...

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by TimePilot
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Pacific Configuration"?
Replies: 4
Views: 3834

RE: "Pacific Configuration"?

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by TimePilot
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Pacific Configuration"?
Replies: 4
Views: 3834

"Pacific Configuration"?

I was reading about <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Micronesia" target="_blank">AirMike here</a>, and it states that <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;t...

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by TimePilot
Thu May 21, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pre 9/11: Where Could Non-pax Go At Your Airport?
Replies: 19
Views: 7719

RE: Pre 9/11: Where Could Non-pax Go At Your Airpo

In late summer 2001, I was able, without a ticket, to go right up to the door where passengers come out after deplaning. I could have opend the plane door myself! This was Terminal C at Logan.

Alas, about weeks later ...  Sad

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by TimePilot
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UA Business ORD-NRT-BKK And Return (Revisited)
Replies: 11
Views: 19378

RE: UA Business ORD-NRT-BKK And Return (Revisited)

Nice report  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> I agree, <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> isn't that much fun. I live in Japan though, and always have to fly through it  <img src="/aviation-forums/g...

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by TimePilot
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Eagle JFK-DCA (with Pics!)
Replies: 11
Views: 14378

RE: American Eagle JFK-DCA (with Pics!)

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by TimePilot
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Escorted Off For Being Too Hot
Replies: 29
Views: 20460

RE: Escorted Off For Being Too Hot

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by TimePilot
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Swiss Business Class & AA Y-class (NAS-MIA-ZRH)
Replies: 30
Views: 33277

RE: Swiss Business Class & AA Y-class (NAS-MIA-ZRH)

Interesting report  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> I was in Kloten last year in April. The train ride (the last video you posted) was a surprise- especially the sound of cow bells and horns  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Sm...

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by TimePilot
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sound Of Wind After Landing?
Replies: 16
Views: 7842

RE: Sound Of Wind After Landing?

Thanks for the replies!  Smile

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by TimePilot
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sound Of Wind After Landing?
Replies: 16
Views: 7842

Sound Of Wind After Landing?

Hello, I went to the old Nagoya airport yesterday and hung around the park at the end of the runway. It was good timing because a C-130 of the Self-Defense Force was doing repeated touch-and-goes. I took this video of it flying overhead: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poq3zOsmUcs&feature=ch...

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by TimePilot
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Best/Worst Experiences With Customs?
Replies: 50
Views: 8095

RE: Your Best/Worst Experiences With Customs?

The only bad experience I've had so far was at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. I had 15 minutes to get from the international terminal to terminal 3. The line to get through customs was HUGE. I went to the front and said "Can I PLEASE cut t...

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by TimePilot
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions About Cabin Lights
Replies: 30
Views: 6216

Some Questions About Cabin Lights

Not all JAL flights are like that. Narita > Centrair at night the cabin lights are usually turned off.

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by TimePilot
Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Airbus Planes Quieter Than Boeing
Replies: 46
Views: 27788

RE: Why Airbus Planes Quieter Than Boeing

In April I flew on a A340 and I found it to be quieter than a 747. Maybe it was my seat position, but especially on take-off I thought it was smoother and quieter. I flew in row #1 on a 767 once and thought it was real quiet. Where's the fun though, if you can't hear the engines? <img src="/avi...

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by TimePilot
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft You Want To Fly On
Replies: 48
Views: 9089

RE: Aircraft You Want To Fly On

DC-3
Constellation
Stratocruiser
L1011
707
727

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by TimePilot
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Bumpy Route
Replies: 29
Views: 16942

Most Bumpy Route

July 23rd I did <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> > <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> and about an hour or two before landing in Chicago it was pretty bumpy. Meal service was suspended ...

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by TimePilot
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Does Your Airline Memorabilia Collection Have
Replies: 41
Views: 22054

RE: What Does Your Airline Memorabilia Collection Have

I am looking to start collecting some things. I have Pan Am bag right now, though it is not real.

What airline to you signifies the golden age of aviation?

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by TimePilot
Thu May 08, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airline In The Us
Replies: 29
Views: 8205

RE: Worst Airline In The Us

NW would be the worst for me (we are talking about personal preference here, right?) I did the Nagoya > Detroit flight a few times but <b>NEVER, EVER AGAIN</b>. The FAs were the absolute worst. A few things that stick out in my mind: - an <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> spilling ...

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by TimePilot
Wed May 07, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On
Replies: 18
Views: 5582

RE: Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On

The oldest I've been to might be Logan (BOS)
The newest, Centrair (NGO) 2005

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by TimePilot
Thu May 01, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Finnair NGO > HEL > ZRH And Back With Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 10466

RE: Finnair NGO > HEL > ZRH And Back With Photos

Sure thing <b>PlaneHunter</b>  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> You reminded me with this comment: <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 #28...

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by TimePilot
Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Finnair NGO > HEL > ZRH And Back With Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 10466

RE: Finnair NGO > HEL > ZRH And Back With Photos

Thanks for the nice comments  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> So I was on an old Virgin Atlantic plane, huh? The seats were comfortable enough so no skin off my nose. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1p...

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