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by Squigee
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Airbus Returns To Calgary - Smoke In Cockpit
Replies: 0
Views: 4297

AC Airbus Returns To Calgary - Smoke In Cockpit

Hi everyone, Heard on the radio (CBC 1010) on the way home from work that at around 4:30 Mountain Time, an Air Canada airbus [no type given] returned to Calgary airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit. An inspection was done by ground fire crews but no hot spots were found. -40*C with the wi...

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by Squigee
Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Before AF358, What Was The Last Major Airline W/o?
Replies: 9
Views: 6412

RE: Before AF358, What Was The Last Major Airline W/o?

trag·e·dy n. pl. trag·e·dies
A disastrous event, especially one involving distressing loss or injury to life: an expedition that ended in tragedy, with all hands lost at sea.


Incident, crash, even disaster maybe, but not tragedy.

Just to pick nits.

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by Squigee
Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Camel' Sparks Airport Probe
Replies: 11
Views: 2208

RE: 'Camel' Sparks Airport Probe

RTFA, the issue is not that the suit was worn, but that it was taken out of a passenger's bag.

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by Squigee
Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence Over The Rockies
Replies: 15
Views: 7295

RE: Turbulence Over The Rockies

@Biggles, Very true, but the wind has to be more than 70 km/h and roughly perpendicular to the mountain peak. In addition, these waves require the issuance of a SIGMET (Significant Meteorological Information bulletin from Environment Canada,) so pilots are generally well informed of these occurences...

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by Squigee
Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence Over The Rockies
Replies: 15
Views: 7295

RE: Turbulence Over The Rockies

Hi NCLairport, The reason for the turbulence you encountered was most likely due to the "jetstream." This is a channel of air that sits at around 25,000 to 35,000 feet, so right in the path of commercial aircraft (there are lower level jetstreams, but they are usually not as strong.) This jetstream ...

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by Squigee
Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5th Plane On 9/11 United At JFK?
Replies: 19
Views: 20571

RE: 5th Plane On 9/11 United At JFK?

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by Squigee
Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Real Pain In The Neck. No More Pillows On AA.
Replies: 100
Views: 9339

RE: A Real Pain In The Neck. No More Pillows On AA.

Yesterday on Jay Leno: "American Airlines has decided to stop giving out pillows during flights. And that's in First Class. In Economy, they're removing the padding from the seats." "They made this decision to save on costs. Apparently, when cleaning the pillows once a year, the head lice kept clogg...

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by Squigee
Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Register KVS Availibility Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 5424

RE: How To Register KVS Availibility Tool

Unfamiliar with Google?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=KVS+availability+tool

The very first entry returned has answers to all the questions you asked.

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by Squigee
Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does AC Not Have Dedicated Freighters
Replies: 14
Views: 5595

Why Does AC Not Have Dedicated Freighters

Actually, their cargo department is already full fledged, and quite large, so it's not a matter of staff or organization. The fact is, Air Canada's route system and aircraft deployment means that they have frequent connections right across the country and the world. They can easily fit in cargo pall...

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by Squigee
Mon Nov 29, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Story Behind The "Gimli Glider"
Replies: 25
Views: 14706

RE: What Is The Story Behind The "Gimli Glider"

If you are really interested, the Canadian Government held an inquiry into this incident and released a full report. It includes testimony from many involved parties and lots of background information on procedures involving the 767. It's actually very well written and quite an interesting read (for...

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by Squigee
Tue Nov 16, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Air Traffic: A Sad Marketplace
Replies: 46
Views: 4481

RE: Canadian Air Traffic: A Sad Marketplace

I think you are right on the money. This is the exact reason why airlines like Westjet and Jetsgo have their '$1' fares: they want to illustrate to the flying public just how much money is going into taxes. Personally, I think it's outrageous that along with these fees, airports force you to pay ~$1...

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by Squigee
Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaos @ PHL's B/C Baggage Claim Sunday Night
Replies: 19
Views: 3229

RE: Chaos @ PHL's B/C Baggage Claim Sunday Night

Well, it wouldn't be the first time union action befell a company. It seems that many unionized employees believe solidarity extends to include customers - it simply doesn't. When union action begins to affect customers, it's a sure bet that you will start to loose public support. Simply put, people...

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by Squigee
Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansai Going Down!
Replies: 18
Views: 4676

RE: Kansai Going Down!

Apparently, some citizens are concerned about flying out of the airport, and have equipped themselves for any possible contingency...



hehehe  Big grin

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by Squigee
Mon Nov 24, 2003 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ugly Hands
Replies: 29
Views: 2837

RE: Ugly Hands

A window into the stupidity that are "Non-Aviation" posts...

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by Squigee
Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post Re: Bathroom Door Causes Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 2750

Post Re: Bathroom Door Causes Crash

Hi everyone, According to a stupid new policy, only First Class members have access to the search engine. However, I need to get some information from a post a while back. It was about a Russian aircraft that crashed because the fail fell off when a bathroom door was slammed shut. Does anyone have l...

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by Squigee
Sun Oct 26, 2003 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer 170 In YYC On Monday
Replies: 24
Views: 5554

RE: Embraer 170 In YYC On Monday

It's actually set up like those "Columbia House" <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym> club scams. If they don't send the ERJ-170 back to the company, and check the "Not this time" box on the card, they have to pay for it.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/bei...

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by Squigee
Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air Accident: Brutal, Graphic
Replies: 28
Views: 9879

RE: King Air Accident: Brutal, Graphic

That's awful... but...

The last picture made me laugh. A blood covered Ministry of Health aircraft. I'd hate to see that pull up next to me!

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by Squigee
Mon Oct 13, 2003 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Everett Tour
Replies: 31
Views: 5117

RE: Boeing Everett Tour

No cameras allowed, to prevent them from being accidentally dropped from the catwalks where they take you.

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by Squigee
Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If Air Canada Sold House Paint?
Replies: 10
Views: 8083

What If Air Canada Sold House Paint?

First, a summary of how ordinary hardware stores sell paint: Customer: Hi. How much is your paint? Clerk: We have regular quality paint for $18 a gallon and premium paint for $25. How many gallons would you like? Customer: Five gallons of regular paint please. Clerk: Great. That will be $90 plus ta...

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by Squigee
Sun Aug 10, 2003 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Automation In Aviation
Replies: 7
Views: 3337

RE: Automation In Aviation

http://www.ucalgary.ca/~mehaska

The paper is full of strange wordings I wouldn't have used if I wasn't so rushed for time, but it should give you some background on aircraft automation.

[Edited 2003-08-10 00:08:21]

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by Squigee
Sun Aug 10, 2003 6:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PVD Runway Incursion- Dec.6, 1999- See Flash Link
Replies: 15
Views: 3960

RE: PVD Runway Incursion- Dec.6, 1999- See Flash L

This is an excellent example of the range of professionalism exhibited in commercial aviation. The decision of the second pilot to refuse two takeoff clearences untill the situation was sorted out prevented what could have been another Tenerife. It's great to see that in these days of bean-counters ...

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by Squigee
Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Destroys ATR-42
Replies: 21
Views: 3742

RE: FAA Destroys ATR-42

No news reports or FAA press releases mentioned where the plane came from, so I think it would be very difficult to find out. Any particular reason you are asking? And Access-Air: WTF- are you three years old? If you don't have anything useful to add, keep your fingers off the keyboard, for everyone...

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by Squigee
Thu Jul 24, 2003 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About This Pic
Replies: 11
Views: 3520

RE: Question About This Pic

I dunno, guys. The cowling looks like it was ripped off, since there seems to be a ragged edge around it, and because the other engine is completely intact. Was anyone there personally who can comment on it?

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by Squigee
Sun Jul 20, 2003 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Website Dedicated To Digitally Enhanced Photos
Replies: 50
Views: 7049

RE: A Website Dedicated To Digitally Enhanced Phot

Try asking this question in the "Site Related" forum below. Johan is always reading and posting there.

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by Squigee
Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Red Switches On The Thrust Levers
Replies: 9
Views: 6279

RE: Red Switches On The Thrust Levers

<br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/317648/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/317648/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/4/6/317648.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" width="200" h...

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by Squigee
Mon Jul 07, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sked Change- What Are My Rights?
Replies: 8
Views: 3741

RE: Sked Change- What Are My Rights?

"The Department of Transportation has some minimum amounts and guidelines for compensation on US domestic flights. If your airline can get you to your destination within one hour of your original time, no compensation is due. If the airline gets you on a plane in 1 or 2 hours, it must compensate you...

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by Squigee
Fri Jul 04, 2003 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To AS 18 Today? (SEA-MCO)
Replies: 15
Views: 5009

RE: What Happened To AS 18 Today? (SEA-MCO)

"The Federal Aviation Administration has said it anticipates more people getting caught carrying fireworks" Nice how they neglected to mention the fact that no less than TWO <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> checkpoints failed to catch either the fireworks or the...

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by Squigee
Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Slovakia 757!
Replies: 9
Views: 2919

RE: Air Slovakia 757!

Good for them- they've been expanding their destinations recently, so the new capacity will come in handy!

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by Squigee
Fri Jun 27, 2003 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Considering X-Ray Screening On People!
Replies: 71
Views: 5877

RE: TSA Considering X-Ray Screening On People!

Just as a side note, the image produced from this scanner is not exactly a traditional "skeleton" image we are used to. It's far more... maturely rated than that: <img src="http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/dayart/20030626/226xray.jpg"> <a href="http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/128349_xray26ww.asp...

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by Squigee
Fri Jun 27, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Monitor Calibration
Replies: 5
Views: 7982

RE: Monitor Calibration

You can also use this calibration software to get the necessary contrast and colour calibration screens to adjust your monitor correctly:

https://www.airliners.net/AirMonitor.zip

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by Squigee
Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italy:explosives On Plane Waiting To Board Pax (?)
Replies: 6
Views: 4023

RE: Italy:explosives On Plane Waiting To Board Pax

Very lucky that the tip was called in. I wonder if it was a terrorist who had a last-minute change of heart or moment of conscience...?

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by Squigee
Fri Jun 13, 2003 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 Interior Photos.....
Replies: 19
Views: 7118

RE: Emirates A380 Interior Photos.....

Take a look at the barstools in picture #2. The last thing I want to be sitting on if the plane hits clear air turbulence is a smooth, vinyl perch without a seatbelt...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by Squigee
Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainline Airways A Scam?
Replies: 37
Views: 4304

RE: Mainline Airways A Scam?

2cn- you searched for mainlineairway.com, not mainlineairway<b>s</b>.com Here is the real Whois: Registrant: Hosting-Network, Inc. (MAINLINEAIRWAYS-COM-DOM) This domain is owned by a FeaturePrice.Com Customer. 1516 Jackson Street Ft. Myers, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> 33901 USA 1-800...

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by Squigee
Wed Jun 11, 2003 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainline Airways A Scam?
Replies: 37
Views: 4304

RE: Mainline Airways A Scam?

Shirley Q. Liquor! Last I heard, she was working for Ebonics Airways, with Ms. Rhonda. "but if you are an older individual, and I notice we have some older people up in here with us today- how you all doin? We ask you to use discretion and not attempt to flush a disposable undergarment." <a href="ht...

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by Squigee
Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A330s - PTVs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

SAS A330s - PTVs?

I have search the archives and photo DB, but could not find an answer.

Do the SAS a330's have PTVs in coach, like the a340s?

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by Squigee
Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAT's New Livery
Replies: 39
Views: 6341

RE: JAT's New Livery

I keep thinking this is some horrible, long-running, april fools day joke. The only fools, though, are the idiots who selected these designs. I hope they got to pocket the money they saved by not going with a real design company.

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by Squigee
Tue Jun 10, 2003 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainline Airways A Scam?
Replies: 37
Views: 4304

RE: Mainline Airways A Scam?

For those interested, this is the "airline's" website: <a href="http://www.mainlineairways.com/" target=_blank>http://www.mainlineairways.com/</a> They fly <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-10's "featuring personal televisions at every seat" <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gi...

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by Squigee
Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAT's New Livery
Replies: 39
Views: 6341

RE: JAT's New Livery

Well, if JAT found any of those logos acceptable, then I shake my head in disbelief...

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by Squigee
Sun Jun 01, 2003 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAT's New Livery
Replies: 39
Views: 6341

RE: JAT's New Livery

Not that any of the logos are that great, but having a "majority rule" on a logo design is simply stupid. If you want to do a re-branding, hire a marketing firm and have them do the entire job. I have to say that the majority of the logos on that page are very blatant rip-offs of existing logos (Cre...

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by Squigee
Thu May 29, 2003 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Behind The Wall?
Replies: 4
Views: 1919

RE: What's Behind The Wall?

lol- that's great! Sometimes it seems that buyouts and takeovers are so common that if you scrape the layers of paint off an aircraft (or ticketing area) that you can count the airlines like rings on a tree trunk!

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by Squigee
Mon May 26, 2003 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCanada Planning Early Exit From Bankruptcy
Replies: 41
Views: 3672

RE: AirCanada Planning Early Exit From Bankruptcy

Don't write off Tango's impact on <acronym title="Angola Air Charter">C3</acronym> too fast... While it is true that Tango was launched on November 1, 2001, the official announcement of the airline was made in August of 2001. Tickets on the airline were being booked from October 11th onward. Taking ...

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by Squigee
Mon May 26, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCanada Planning Early Exit From Bankruptcy
Replies: 41
Views: 3672

RE: AirCanada Planning Early Exit From Bankruptcy

Kdonohue, You are right, that was a major factor. Canada 3000 was trying to grow pretty quick to fill a niche that Canadian left, but more importantly, they switched from Charter to Scheduled services. At the time, a lot of analysts were questioning how wise that decision was. I remember listening t...

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by Squigee
Sun May 25, 2003 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clevelanders- Peter Max Was Here!
Replies: 21
Views: 2372

RE: Clevelanders- Peter Max Was Here!

Nice shot, but it looks like there's a lot of digital artifacting. I think you're compression level is far too high...

Neat, though! It's always great to see an unexpected bird landing at your local airport  Smile

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by Squigee
Sun May 25, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCanada Planning Early Exit From Bankruptcy
Replies: 41
Views: 3672

RE: AirCanada Planning Early Exit From Bankruptcy

Donder - Milton has to go because the guy was at the helm while the ship drifted into the rocks. It was his managerial bungling that got Air Canada into this mess. Rather than making careful business decisions about fleet rationalization, route frequency and pricing, he focused all the companies' en...

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by Squigee
Sun May 18, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Crew Designation
Replies: 5
Views: 783

RE: Crew Designation

The crew designations are for people who run the site only (Moderators, Programmers, Screeners, etc). The only way to get it is to become part of the staff here. Although, I'm sure Johan would give you one if you donated, let's say, $25,000 to the site  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif"...

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by Squigee
Fri May 16, 2003 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Dangerous Airlne?
Replies: 12
Views: 3646

RE: Most Dangerous Airlne?

Air Georgia, from the Former Russian state. This according to a study done a couple of years ago comparing crashes/incidents to total of flights flown.

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by Squigee
Wed May 14, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Unsolved Mysteries On A.net
Replies: 42
Views: 5847

RE: 2 Unsolved Mysteries On A.net

Let's pretend something did happen on the 727. Where is the accident report that Air France would have had to have filed? What about ATC transcripts? How about an investigation by the government? And if indeed they somehow covered it up, wouldn't the passengers and their families band together to de...

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by Squigee
Thu May 08, 2003 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First-Ever Nude Flight Departs From Miami
Replies: 52
Views: 11644

RE: First-Ever Nude Flight Departs From Miami

I think there are two recently fired Southwest pilots that would fit right in at this company!  Big grin

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by Squigee
Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does Weather Channel Have Similar To Am Weather?
Replies: 6
Views: 2815

RE: Does Weather Channel Have Similar To Am Weathe

http://www.weather.com/activities/aviation/

They have surface winds, forecasted winds, airframe icing, winds aloft, and IFR predictions... (under the "Maps" heading)

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by Squigee
Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Country’s Air Force One
Replies: 64
Views: 6235

RE: Your Country’s Air Force One

Canada uses two primary aircraft. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/227490/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/227490/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/9/4/227490.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigge...

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