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by vrbarreto
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indian Airlines" A321 at Prestwick
Replies: 18
Views: 5069

Re: "Indian Airlines" A321 at Prestwick

Tail seems to be VT-EAL.. An ill fated Boeing 737-200 that crashed on take off in Hyderabad in 1978..

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by vrbarreto
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A fresh new start
Replies: 17
Views: 707

Re: A fresh new start

Moved from the UK to Slovakia 2 years ago.. Myself and my wife took very large paycuts. She is earning less than a quarter of what she earned in the UK and me more that half.. The upside is that we no longer have a huge mortgage for a shoebox in London, the weather is better here and we have a nice...

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by vrbarreto
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A fresh new start
Replies: 17
Views: 707

Re: A fresh new start

Moved from the UK to Slovakia 2 years ago.. Myself and my wife took very large paycuts. She is earning less than a quarter of what she earned in the UK and me more that half.. The upside is that we no longer have a huge mortgage for a shoebox in London, the weather is better here and we have a nice ...

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by vrbarreto
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)

cjg225 wrote:
I wonder if Ted ever overcame his drinking problem.


or if he got over Macho Grande

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by vrbarreto
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)

It's probably because a lot of references only make sense in English or are US based. For example, "surely" sounds like "Shirley". I don't think Anita Bryant is well known in Germany. Yuban coffee is likely not sold in Germany either. Is there such a thing as German black jive? ...

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by vrbarreto
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Modernized TU-94MSM Bear (first flight)
Replies: 23
Views: 1922

Re: Modernized TU-94MSM Bear (first flight)

https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comme ... ehind_the/

Poor navigator!!
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the Tu95 had a toilet just behind the navigator's seat.

https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comme ... ehind_the/

Poor navigator!!

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by vrbarreto
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)

Sorry to say, perhaps Airplane! lost to much during translation to German. It's probably because a lot of references only make sense in English or are US based. For example, "surely" sounds like "Shirley". I don't think Anita Bryant is well known in Germany. Yuban coffee is like...

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by vrbarreto
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1794

Re: 40 years of Airplane (Surely you can't be serious?!)

https://youtu.be/t8ux82iV50E
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Great film!

I enjoyed Kelsey's reality vs film analysis of it as well:

https://youtu.be/t8ux82iV50E

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by vrbarreto
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India to ban imports of several military products
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: India to ban imports of several military products

http://idrw.org/ (you have to scroll down to reach the article) Sounds like the military will be asking for a waiver on anything made by HAL Since HAL produces pretty much all indigenously developed aircraft, sounds like the military will be asking for a waiver on any aircraft made in India. Of cou...

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by vrbarreto
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India to ban imports of several military products
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Re: India to ban imports of several military products

The armed forces say they will be forced to seek waivers for certain products in the recently-announced negative arms import list if the domestic defence production industry fails to deliver in terms of quality standards and specified timelines. http://idrw.org/ (you have to scroll down to reach th...

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by vrbarreto
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MiG 25 Foxbat operators
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

Re: MiG 25 Foxbat operators

I think India has moved to satellite surveillance instead of the foxbats for some time now.

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by vrbarreto
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Birtherism is back!
Replies: 89
Views: 4730

Re: Birtherism is back!

Really is pathetic... https://www.newsweek.com/some-questions-kamala-harris-about-eligibility-opinion-1524483 The good professor argued the exact opposite when it came to Ted Cruz: https://www.nationalreview.com/2016/01/ted-cruz-natural-born-citizenship-eligibility-president/ He must somehow be rela...

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by vrbarreto
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden Has Decided on his VP
Replies: 110
Views: 4785

Re: Biden Has Decided on his VP

Can't win can you.. Don't get involved and you're accused of not wanting to participate in the democratic process. Get involved and you're only there as a token minority to tick boxes.. What a wonderful thought process..

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by vrbarreto
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi and the Bomb
Replies: 37
Views: 1989

Re: Saudi and the Bomb

Who do you think helped fund Pakistan's nuclear programme? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-24823846#:~:text=Saudi%20Arabia%20has%20invested%20in,sources%20have%20told%20BBC%20Newsnight.&text=They%20already%20paid%20for%20the,what%20they%20need%20to%20bring.%22 If they wanted a nuke th...

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by vrbarreto
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK government seeking to repurpose OneWeb satellites for SatNav
Replies: 12
Views: 1030

Re: UK government seeking to repurpose OneWeb satellites for SatNav

Another Brexit success story. https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/03/30/oneweb-files-for-bankruptcy/ Headquartered in the UK but with significant workforces in the US and France this is truly taking back control.. Next step is to paint Blue/Black Unicorns on the side of each satellite and if you try and...

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by vrbarreto
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India - China clashes at the top of the world
Replies: 48
Views: 3223

Re: India - China clashes at the top of the world

Chinese calmness on MSM and SM raises questions about this clash. If 40+ Chinese soldiers were really killed it would be furious. 20 Indian soldier lives, 70+ injuries and 10 captured and returned are being well-used for publicity. My guess those lost lives were amicable collateral damage for a gre...

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by vrbarreto
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4311

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

In Slovakia... Shops except supermarkets are shut and you can;t go in without a mask or some sort of face covering. Schools have been shut for over a week now but before that they were checking temperatures for a couple of weeks. Working from home luckily and the plant will be closing operations tom...

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by vrbarreto
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164535

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Went to Tesco's last night and there were huge queues at the till... then I saw that there was only one person manning the till and they seemed to be doing a deliberate go slow. So I went to Billa instead which was empty and I stocked up on the essentials of beer, Slivka and Red Wine. My sister is s...

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by vrbarreto
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which spicy food?
Replies: 24
Views: 1148

Re: Which spicy food?

Same here.. My wife gives me disgusted looks when I douse Bryndzové halušky with liberal amounts of Chilli paste. Also the same when I put it into the Kuracia Polievka. There is a very good place that delivers to us: https://www.seminka-chilli.cz/chilli-omacky/ I also like spicy Mexican and also hot...

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by vrbarreto
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which spicy food?
Replies: 24
Views: 1148

Re: Which spicy food?

Chicken Xacuti
Pork Vindaloo
Goan Fish Curry and Rice
Patak's Chilli Pickle
Chilli Paneer and roti

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by vrbarreto
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 296694

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Has anyone read this yet? https://www.cao.ir/news/organizatioal/detail?public_content=27450&title=%DA%AF%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%B4-%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%87-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%8A-%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AD%D9%87--%D9%BE%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B2-752--%D8%B4%D8%B1%DA%A9%D8%AA-%D9%87%D9%88...

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by vrbarreto
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dual Citizenship - Wrong or OK?
Replies: 24
Views: 5331

Re: Dual Citizenship - Wrong or OK?

India doesn't allow for dual citizenship but you can be an overseas citizen of India which allows you to do loads of things a normal citizen n could do apart from running for political office, owning agricultural land and I think voting in elections.. And no adhar card either..

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by vrbarreto
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict
Replies: 148
Views: 14238

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor-----the verdict

vikkyvik wrote:
Per the Yahoo article (from ABC I think), this surprises me a lot:

Moments later, Kemp spoke to Guyger privately and also hugged her and appeared to give her words of hope. She also handed her a Bible.


The judge hugged the convicted murderer and gave her a Bible??


Victims brother I believe..

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by vrbarreto
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's your ringtone?
Replies: 49
Views: 6409

Re: What's your ringtone?

Sim1 - journey of the sorcerer but the hitchhikers version of it
Sim2 - xenon2 megablast the Amiga version

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by vrbarreto
Tue May 28, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?
Replies: 58
Views: 7325

Re: Why do people believe the Earth is flat?

Hahahaha. The earth is flat... Crazy people. Everyone knows it's hollow. Just ask the moon nazis.

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by vrbarreto
Thu May 23, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 20059

Re: EU elections

Hopefully seeing the literal death of the Conservative party... As for brexit party.. Snake oil salesmen and their idiot supporters..

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by vrbarreto
Fri May 17, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21739

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

cranberrysaus wrote:
Here in Atlanta if they catch you drinking a pepsi they put you in the stocks and shame you.


Surely drinking Pepsi was shame enough?

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by vrbarreto
Fri May 17, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21739

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

Have none of you tried the King of cola, the communistic Kofola. Far superior, followed by thums up and then slivovica

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by vrbarreto
Tue May 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 416307

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Well then you would have to redesign most of the control surfaces on all Commercial Aircraft - not many of them are going to be that effective beyond Vmo. There is a reason there is a Vmo limit. Still blaming the pilots? Nope 60-80% Boeing as I have said multiple times. I'm just getting sick of typ...

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by vrbarreto
Sat May 11, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3812

Re: Can a British citizen use NHS benefits in the US ?

Sounds like a loaded question.. I dont think there is any sort of arrangement like the ehic card ourside of the European Union.

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by vrbarreto
Sun May 05, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty
Replies: 22
Views: 2417

Re: Cop who shot Justine Damond in MSP found guilty

A white cop in Florida was just convicted for shooting a black motorist who's car broke down. And a South Carolina cop was convicted for shooting a black suspect who was running away. So put a lid on the ”white people never get punished” tirade. The Florida cop was an Indian American. Nouman Raja. ...

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by vrbarreto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3929

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

Looks like something from Team America..

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by vrbarreto
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1864
Views: 217414

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Did anyone else get the 'blame everyone else for misfortunes' email? It is with deep sadness and with a heavy heart that we would like to share with you that, effective immediately, Jet Airways will be suspending all its domestic and international operations. Late last night we were informed by SBI,...

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by vrbarreto
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 117178

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The tired old a) They need us more than we need them arguments are cropping back up b) It's the EU's fault that we are a bunch of incompetents who can't even agree amongst ourselves what we're going to present to the EU for negotiation c) Let's hard Brexit.. Britain survived the ice age, it can surv...

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by vrbarreto
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting
Replies: 158
Views: 13411

Re: Christchurch (New Zealand) Mosque Shooting

Oh what utter scum: An Australian politician has sparked outrage after blaming immigration for a terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand. While he said he was “utterly opposed to any form of violence”, independent Queensland senator Fraser Anning claimed “what it highlights is the growing fear w...

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by vrbarreto
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct brand of Cola
Replies: 40
Views: 3446

Re: The correct brand of Cola

Kofola all the way

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by vrbarreto
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 117178

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Nothing like getting a bit of fear into the public early so we can say I told you so. Just as Trump uses #FakeNews to gloss over any negative press, Brexiteers use #ProjectFear to gloss over anything negative about Brexit. :sarcastic: They've also started with liberal elite and other crap.. In the ...

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by vrbarreto
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Creamy vs. Crunchy
Replies: 72
Views: 3695

Re: Creamy vs. Crunchy

Pft.. Armadillos all the way.. Crunchy on the outside, smooth on the inside...

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by vrbarreto
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 70309

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

Plenty. This was PM Heath, speaking in the Commons, in 1973. Or in this letter to the public. "Britain is joining far more than a single market". http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/161/2013/01/1973Jan01-2-.jpg 1971 White paper said further european integration was &qu...

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by vrbarreto
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 70309

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

That's someting I wouldn't expect. Afterall, the UK doesn't need to rejoin the EU as it can always opt for the Norway model or anything else between hard Brexit and EEA membership. My personal view is that the chances of rejoining are close to zero. Not only due to pride, but given the opt outs the...

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by vrbarreto
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 2200
Views: 70309

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

... and soon after you are out Google inquiries for "how to join the EU" Will probably skyrocket the same way "What is the EU" did after voting on it, as people start to care once they miss what the EU offered them. That's someting I wouldn't expect. Afterall, the UK doesn't nee...

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by vrbarreto
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon ("Sloppy Steve") finds new job in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

Re: Steve Bannon ("Sloppy Steve") finds new job in the UK

Airstud wrote:
Remember, UK - you sent us Piers Morgan.


You can send him and Kettie back in a box...

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by vrbarreto
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the USSR were still around...
Replies: 61
Views: 4175

Re: If the USSR were still around...

I miss the Soviet union.. It had the abity to end the United states 5 times over....

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by vrbarreto
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports
Replies: 78
Views: 2788

Re: British passport holders can't add carry-over any months to their new passports

If someone remembers, this thread is about British passport expiry dates. If someone ever read the link in the opening post, then she would have read the following: "Bizarrely, the Home Office initially refused to confirm that any change had taken place. But on Thursday it finally did so, sayi...

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by vrbarreto
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The last time you looked at someone with incredulity
Replies: 39
Views: 1613

Re: The last time you looked at someone with incredulity

I did have a moment of incredulity not long ago. A very normal looking lady in her 20's entered the lift I was in, looked at the buttons for a while and then asked everyone present "so what do I do? Do I just press the floor number I want?" Possibly she had been accustomed to elevators th...

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by vrbarreto
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Creamy vs. Crunchy
Replies: 72
Views: 3695

Re: Creamy vs. Crunchy

Pft..You're all eating the wrong things... Armadillos... Crunchy on the outside... smooth and creamy on the inside.... Armadillos....

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by vrbarreto
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommended travel destinations
Replies: 51
Views: 2921

Re: Recommended travel destinations

It's now easy to hire an auto in most places around Europe, even the smaller cities.. You will however pay through the nose for such a vehicle.. And for places like the Czech Republic and Slovakia you really do need a car to see the most of it.. I can recommend Telc in the Czech Republic (or Czechia...

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by vrbarreto
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommended travel destinations
Replies: 51
Views: 2921

Re: Recommended travel destinations

India.. Start off with the golden triangle up north.. Do Delhi and the Taj Mahal.. Culture, history and a little bit of mayhem.. Then spend a week in the southern states like goa with its beaches and old goa.. Then go for a few days on backwaters on kerela..

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by vrbarreto
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17900

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Europe needs to work towards the day when they have a ‘self-contained’ aircraft industry, free from the need to use components from the USA or any other country that can hold it to ransom. The European aviation industry has already proven that it has the knowledge and the ability to produce superb ...

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by vrbarreto
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters
Replies: 122
Views: 4086

Re: Airbus says no-deal Brexit would threaten its role in UK - Reuters

Olddog wrote:
Hunt, as a Health secretary should be busy fixing the NHS....


If by 'fix' you mean 'kill' then yeah.. he's doing a great job.

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