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by MEGAPTERA
Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Needs A New Name
Replies: 43
Views: 6677

RE: Air Berlin Needs A New Name

If Air Berlin are the third biggest airline at Britain's biggest "cheap as chips" airport after Ryanair and easyjet then they must be doing something right. Like someone said above, if it's not broken, don't fix it. I fly with them alot back and forward to Germany and I like them. My 2 year old daug...

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DVDs; Technical Info Required
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

RE: DVDs; Technical Info Required

Thanks for the info. Does that then mean that PAL/NTSC differences don't matter? If so, why do they bother having two different formats?

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by MEGAPTERA
Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DVDs; Technical Info Required
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

DVDs; Technical Info Required

I would like to know if DVDs bought in the USA will play on a DVD player on a <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> in the United Kingdom. I know there are issues with regional coding but if a DVD is advertised as "Playable Worldwide", does that mean exa...

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Jun 27, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biscuits & Gravy
Replies: 29
Views: 1594

RE: Biscuits & Gravy

Thanks for all the replies guys and especially the pictures. I am always amazed at how I can always get an answer to any question when I post it here. All I can say is that biscuits and gravy actually looks pretty good and the next time I'm over there I shall definitely try them. Thanks.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Jun 27, 2004 3:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biscuits & Gravy
Replies: 29
Views: 1594

Biscuits & Gravy

Hopefully someone from the USA will be able to enlighten me as to what this strange (to British ears, anyway) sounding dish is made from. It sounds disgusting. Thanks.

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by MEGAPTERA
Fri Jun 18, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Sporting Conundrum
Replies: 2
Views: 988

British Sporting Conundrum

Does anyone know why it is that in some sports there are separate teams for England, Scotland and Wales (eg. football, rugby) and in others (eg. athletics) the team represents Great Britain?

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun May 30, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bmi ERJs At LHR
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

RE: Bmi ERJs At LHR

Thanks for the info guys.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sat May 29, 2004 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bmi ERJs At LHR
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

Bmi ERJs At LHR

Can anyone tell me the route(s) operated by bmi's Embraer ERJs into Heathrow. Thanks.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sat May 29, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Zealand?
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

RE: New Zealand?

I've been all over the world and I don't think anywhere comes close to being as great a country as New Zealand. I would live there if I could.

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by MEGAPTERA
Fri May 28, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone From Botswana Or Nearby?
Replies: 0
Views: 1620

Anyone From Botswana Or Nearby?

Am reading a book about Botswana at the moment which refers to women as "Mma" and men as "Rra". Can anyone tell me if these stand for anything, if they are short for anything or if they are just the equivalent of Mrs and Mr in English. Thanks.

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by MEGAPTERA
Tue Apr 27, 2004 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports Closest To Each Other....
Replies: 32
Views: 4558

RE: Airports Closest To Each Other....

Westray and Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands of Scotland are linked by the world's shortest scheduled passenger flight; it's two minutes long on an Islander.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Coffee Spilled Over The Instruments, Oops!
Replies: 17
Views: 5908

RE: Coffee Spilled Over The Instruments, Oops!

I know it's going slightly off topic but not long after it opened, the new high tech computer controlled signalling centre that looked after train movements in and out of London's Paddington station ground to a halt when the cursor ball became jammed and prevented any movements being made. The cause...

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ747 Over The Thames Valley.
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

SQ747 Over The Thames Valley.

One morning this week I saw what looked like a Singapore 747 cruising westwards at high altitude over the Reading area. Is this a Singapore-Frankfurt or Amsterdam service continuing to New York? The aircraft passed over at about 0855 local (0755 <acronym title="Utrecht - Soesterberg (UTC / EHSB), Ne...

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Apr 25, 2004 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Close To Controlled Airspace?
Replies: 13
Views: 3848

How Close To Controlled Airspace?

I would like to know the answer to this question please. If a block of controlled airspace (CAS) starts at say, 5000ft amsl to what altitude could an aircraft legally fly beneath that CAS without causing any bother? Similarly, how low could an aircraft legally fly within the CAS? What is the "buffer...

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by MEGAPTERA
Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Heathrow Departure
Replies: 12
Views: 4022

RE: Heathrow Departure

As well as being a VOR, Brookmans Park is also one of the Standard Instrument Departures (SIDs) for Heathrow.

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by MEGAPTERA
Tue Apr 20, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights To Gibraltar
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

RE: Flights To Gibraltar

Thanks guys. I did fly there once with GB Airways (I think it was in 1995) but I was more interested in the free G+Ts then than what was happening outside the window. Not much has changed.

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by MEGAPTERA
Mon Apr 19, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights To Gibraltar
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

Flights To Gibraltar

Is it true that UK commercial and/or military flights to Gib are not (or were not) allowed to overfly Spanish airspace? If so, what routing do/did they use to get round this. I'm sure someone once told me this was true but back then I was a bit gullible. Any info much appreciated.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Mar 21, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which Bond Film Please?
Replies: 22
Views: 1225

RE: Which Bond Film Please?

Thanks for the info Andreas. Sorry it's taken a while to acknowledge your assistance.

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by MEGAPTERA
Fri Mar 19, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which Bond Film Please?
Replies: 22
Views: 1225

Which Bond Film Please?

Does anyone know the James Bond film in which our hero escapes from a small island in a lake full of crocodiles/alligators by jumping from one to another like stepping stones. Also, was it Roger Moore or Sean Connery. Many thanks.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Author
Replies: 19
Views: 1261

RE: Favorite Author

At the moment it's Alexander McCall Smith; his books about Precious Ramotswe and her detective agency in Botswana are just brilliant.

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by MEGAPTERA
Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite US Cities
Replies: 52
Views: 2742

RE: Your Favorite US Cities

Fly727, you win the prize! I put them in as an experiment to see who would comment first.

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by MEGAPTERA
Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Other Christian Scientists?
Replies: 73
Views: 2848

RE: Any Other Christian Scientists?

I wonder if people on religious web forums discuss aircraft?

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by MEGAPTERA
Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No Sex Please, We're American
Replies: 25
Views: 2854

RE: No Sex Please, We're American

The English expression, like the Danish one (Thank you, Windshear) is "to call a spade, a spade" but, of course, that has it's own problems...

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by MEGAPTERA
Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite US Cities
Replies: 52
Views: 2742

RE: Your Favorite US Cities

1. Toronto
2. Vancouver
3. Boston
4. Seattle
5. San Francisco

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by MEGAPTERA
Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coffee, Which Do You Pour First The Hot Water,milk
Replies: 20
Views: 37006

RE: Coffee, Which Do You Pour First The Hot Water,milk

Whatever you do, make sure it's FAIRTRADE coffee so more of the money goes to the people who grow it rather than the companies who pay people a pittance to grow most of the stuff. Come on, you know it makes sense.

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by MEGAPTERA
Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top 10 Most Overrated Things In Sport
Replies: 50
Views: 3685

RE: Top 10 Most Overrated Things In Sport

1-10 Premiership football players. Overpaid prima-donnas, one and all. I thank you.

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by MEGAPTERA
Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternative Mile High Club...
Replies: 28
Views: 3668

RE: Alternative Mile High Club...

I can't claim to be a member of the Mile High Club but I did get some action with an Aussie girl in her cabin on the Indian Pacific (the train that goes from Perth to Sydney). So I suppose you could call that the Mile-A-Minute Club. Oh, happy days...

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by MEGAPTERA
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net-is There A Train Equivalent?
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

RE: Airliners.net-is There A Train Equivalent?

Thanks chaps. I'll take a look.

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by MEGAPTERA
Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net-is There A Train Equivalent?
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Airliners.net-is There A Train Equivalent?

OK, the question says it all. Is there such a site in the UK?

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by MEGAPTERA
Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Image - But There's A Guy On The Taxiway?
Replies: 47
Views: 13750

RE: A380 Image - But There's A Guy On The Taxiway?

The aeroplane isn't real so maybe the man isn't either.

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by MEGAPTERA
Thu Mar 04, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM Video Clips
Replies: 14
Views: 5704

RE: SXM Video Clips

Thank you MYT332. I'll take a look at it.

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by MEGAPTERA
Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM Video Clips
Replies: 14
Views: 5704

RE: SXM Video Clips

That's very generous of you. If you send your email address to [email protected], I'll email you my address. I'll pay your postage costs too, of course.

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by MEGAPTERA
Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Else Think Virgin Atlantic Is A Bad Airline
Replies: 31
Views: 7690

RE: Anyone Else Think Virgin Atlantic Is A Bad Airline

Been with Virgin three times; <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym ...

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by MEGAPTERA
Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM Video Clips
Replies: 14
Views: 5704

SXM Video Clips

Does anyone know of any video clips of landings at SXM that can be downloaded from the web? Thanks.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: North Atlantic Waypoints For FS2002
Replies: 1
Views: 6267

North Atlantic Waypoints For FS2002

I would like to be able to plan flights in FS2002 Pro across the North Atlantic using the waypoints used by real aircraft, ie. the intersections of lines of latitude and longitude (eg. 50N20W, 50N30W and so on) that make up the <acronym title="Natal - Augusto Severo (NAT / SBNT), Brazil">NAT</acrony...

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick-Santiago; Who And How
Replies: 4
Views: 2425

RE: Gatwick-Santiago; Who And How

Thanks for that info Kimberley. Much obliged.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick-Santiago; Who And How
Replies: 4
Views: 2425

Gatwick-Santiago; Who And How

A friend of mine is flying from Gatwick to Santiago (Chile) at the end of January on a charter flight. Does anyone know which airline will operate this flight? Also, I assume a refuelling stop will be necessary; any ideas as to where that might be?

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Do You Plan On Flying With Next?
Replies: 80
Views: 6625

RE: What Airline Do You Plan On Flying With Next?

Air Berlin from Stansted to Munster/Osnabruck on Tuesday 22.12.03 to spend Christmas with the in-laws. Hoping for a 737-800 but it'll probably be a -400 or -700.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia 767 At Southampton 19.12.03
Replies: 20
Views: 3700

RE: Britannia 767 At Southampton 19.12.03

Thanks for all the replies guys. So it was a 757 after all. I must admit I only managed a brief glance as I obviously had my eyes on the road. It certainly looked like a 767 but then it was in amongst several much smaller aircraft so that probably made it look bigger than it was. By the way, I had m...

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by MEGAPTERA
Sat Dec 20, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britannia 767 At Southampton 19.12.03
Replies: 20
Views: 3700

Britannia 767 At Southampton 19.12.03

Driving past Southampton Airport yesterday I saw a Britannia 767-200 at the ramp. Does anyone know what it was doing there as 1) I didn't know Britannia used Southampton and 2) this is a much bigger aircraft than the airport usually handles. Thanks.

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by MEGAPTERA
Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alaska Approach Plates
Replies: 7
Views: 5252

RE: Alaska Approach Plates

Thanks for the help guys.

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by MEGAPTERA
Wed Jan 01, 2003 6:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alaska Approach Plates
Replies: 7
Views: 5252

Alaska Approach Plates

I know it's a bit of a long shot but does anyone have access to the instrument approach plates for Unalaska/Dutch Harbor airport (ICAO: PADU). I would be very interested to know the details about the NDB/DME approaches (final approach tracks, minima, holds, missed approach procedures and so on). I'd...

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by MEGAPTERA
Tue Jun 25, 2002 3:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Annoying FS2002 Things
Replies: 1
Views: 3526

Annoying FS2002 Things

I often get very irritating blocks of various shapes appearing on the ground in FS2002 (patches of land appearing in the middle of the sea and vice versa). This has happened all over the world and I have tried lots of things to stop it happening but with no luck. Does anyone know what is going on an...

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by MEGAPTERA
Sun Jan 27, 2002 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA777 To Phoenix
Replies: 2
Views: 1618

RE: BA777 To Phoenix

Thanks very much A330-243. Nice pictures, too.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sat Jan 26, 2002 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA777 To Phoenix
Replies: 2
Views: 1618

BA777 To Phoenix

Is there somewhere I can find out (or does anyone actually know) which of BA's 777s was used on flight 2289 from Gatwick to Phoenix on January 24th 2002? I would be most obliged if anyone can help me out with this info. Thanks.

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by MEGAPTERA
Mon Jan 21, 2002 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Song Reminds You Of Your Girlfriend?
Replies: 32
Views: 18325

RE: What Song Reminds You Of Your Girlfriend?

"The way you look tonight" especially the Tony Bennett version.

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by MEGAPTERA
Mon Jan 21, 2002 9:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unfortunate Advertising Gaffes
Replies: 22
Views: 1377

RE: Unfortunate Advertising Gaffes

Sorry to disappoint you TWA902fly but "hump" in railway terminology means to push an unpowered vehicle up and over a hump in the track and allow it to free-wheel into a siding. Now if it had said "Do not shag"....

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by MEGAPTERA
Mon Jan 21, 2002 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Was The Greatest Football Match Of All Time?
Replies: 66
Views: 3562

RE: What Was The Greatest Football Match Of All Time?

Don't know the score (it really didn't matter) but in my opinion the greatest football match ever played was the one on Christmas Day during World War One when the British and German soldiers left the trenches and kicked a ball around in the true spirit of humanity. Well, either that or when Reading...

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by MEGAPTERA
Sat Jan 19, 2002 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona 747 Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1719

RE: Arizona 747 Question

Thanks for the picture Flyf15 but this baby certainly didn't have winglets or any fuselage markings.

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by MEGAPTERA
Sat Jan 19, 2002 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Todays Liveries
Replies: 21
Views: 1391

RE: Todays Liveries

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, horses for courses and each to his own etc... Wouldn't it be a boring world if we all liked the same thing?

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