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by ben
Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Giving Away Some Old Charts For FS + Safety Cards
Replies: 1
Views: 8928

Giving Away Some Old Charts For FS + Safety Cards

I have to move house, and don't have space for a few of my old flying things. If anybody wants them, they are free and I'm happy to post worldwide. There are 2 safety cards, 3 loose charts, and 2 French VFR packs. The charts are all out of date so can not be legally used in a real aircraft, but are ...

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by ben
Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MAN-Sleap - JamoAir Inaugral Flight! (W/Pics)
Replies: 26
Views: 6233

MAN-Sleap - JamoAir Inaugral Flight! (W/Pics)

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by ben
Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: MAN-Sleap - JamoAir Inaugral Flight! (W/Pics)
Replies: 26
Views: 6233

MAN-Sleap - JamoAir Inaugral Flight! (W/Pics)

Congratulations on the licence, Jamo!! ...and nice report there Daz! Anyway, as Lee says, we should arrange a proper A.net fly-in some time. Lee has his Cessna 152 or 172, I have my trusty <acronym title="US Airways Shuttle">TB</acronym>-10, both based in <acronym title="DAS Air Limited (Kenya)">SE<...

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by ben
Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did The London Attacks Effect You?
Replies: 61
Views: 3601

RE: How Did The London Attacks Effect You?

I had left the underground at Monument station about 10 minutes before the bomb at Liverpool Street went off. It was about half a mile as the crow flies from where I was. That morning I had taken both the Piccadilly and Circle lines, and looking at the timings of the first bomb, it could have easily...

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by ben
Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Incident On London Underground
Replies: 358
Views: 9895

RE: Incident On London Underground

I have 3 hospitals covered. A radiographer near Paddington (Edgware Road), another radiographer in north London (Hampstead) and a nurse at St.Barts. I don't know why I seem to get so many birds in the medical profession. Anyway they are all very busy at the moment!

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by ben
Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Incident On London Underground
Replies: 358
Views: 9895

RE: Incident On London Underground

I would just like to tell everyone on this site who has texted and e-mailed asking if I'm ok, that I'm fine. I finished my underground journey about 10 minutes before it all kicked off. Luckily another A.net member was staying with me last night and had to get up early... We are in the City not far ...

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by ben
Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Oldtimers Thread...
Replies: 151
Views: 6496

RE: A.net Oldtimers Thread...

Someone told me about this thread so I thought I'd come out of retirement for 5 minutes just to say Hi to you all and check-in as an old timer! I'm not sure of the actual date I first started uploading, but there were no forums, so it must have been before September 1998... and oh what drama we have...

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by ben
Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: An Anniversary, A Confession And A Farewell
Replies: 41
Views: 2962

An Anniversary, A Confession And A Farewell

First, <b>The Anniversary</b> Today we celebrate a very special anniversary. On the 6th of August 1999, 5 years ago today, I officially joined Airliners.net! Who would have guessed back then that we would still have the same top-of-page logo as today? Fascinating stuff.... That date might sound a bi...

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by ben
Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: With All Due Respect You Are Starting To Bore Me.
Replies: 45
Views: 3332

RE: With All Due Respect You Are Starting To Bore Me.

777236ER,

There is normally only one of those at a time, so stop trying to act offended.

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by ben
Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot?
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

RE: Aeroflot?

Oh no, before this gets out of hand.... please do a search.. we have had far too many shouting matches on here about the incident. Aeroflot are a prefectly normal and safe airline. Their aircraft are well maintained and the service is just 'average'. Let's not get into another war over what airline ...

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by ben
Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazing AMS Meet - Part 2
Replies: 215
Views: 6527

RE: Amazing AMS Meet - Part 2

We understand, Kaz... and we will make sure Saturday is an 'up' day.

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by ben
Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrendous Cockpit Color Of Russian Aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 26378

RE: Horrendous Cockpit Color Of Russian Aircraft

Russophile, that reminds me of something in the deep dark past of these forums.... (many user-names ago). I think it was when the <acronym title="Siberia Airlines (Russian Federation)">S7</acronym> Tu-154M was shot down over the Black Sea.... someone came on here saying something along the lines of....

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by ben
Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrendous Cockpit Color Of Russian Aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 26378

RE: Horrendous Cockpit Color Of Russian Aircraft

<i>Could that be the reason why russian planes have a poor safety record?</i> Obviously this has nothing to do with it because Russian aircraft do not have a "poor safety record"... but this point has been debated to death on this forum already. The colour chosen wasn't just selected based on the wa...

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by ben
Wed Aug 04, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazing AMS Meet - Part 2
Replies: 215
Views: 6527

RE: Amazing AMS Meet - Part 2

JGPH1A, With access to your magic mainframe, I'd badger you for an upgrade, but I don't think the <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> F50s have anything other than Economy. Any chance of getting a pre-assigned window seat? <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big...

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by ben
Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Pilots Familiar With Conga 1 R Manchester?
Replies: 6
Views: 3455

RE: Any Pilots Familiar With Conga 1 R Manchester?

I am having trouble connecting to the NATS web site at the moment, but all of the SIDs are on there. The address is: <a href="http://www.ais.org.uk/" target=_blank>http://www.ais.org.uk/</a> if you want to try yourself. You need to register, but it's free. Go to Publications, AIP, UK AIP Package, Ae...

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by ben
Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aussies Think Up Another Way To Make French Cringe
Replies: 11
Views: 2533

RE: Aussies Think Up Another Way To Make French Cringe

We have been able to buy French wine in a can from Tesco here for years. It's always in the smallish tall cans (like you get Red Bull) and always generally low quality. I often buy it for cooking when I don't want to open a whole bottle of good wine just for a few drops in a recipe. We also get wine...

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by ben
Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cambridge To Dublin?
Replies: 44
Views: 2794

RE: Cambridge To Dublin?

If I remember correctly, there was/is a Cambridge based operator which did this route.

Suckling comes to mind for some reason....

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by ben
Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music In The Cockpit
Replies: 35
Views: 9741

RE: Music In The Cockpit

I hear a rumour a few years ago that some crews would 'broadcast' music on the <acronym title="Hapag-Lloyd (Germany)">HF</acronym> when they were in the twilight zone around 30 west when crossing the atlantic... for the benefit of their colleagues maybe? That and other shenanigans on the <acronym ti...

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by ben
Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just Got Home From The Curry
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

RE: Just Got Home From The Curry

Sounds like you had a few bottles of Cobra to put the flames out too....

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by ben
Sat Jul 31, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Thoughts About The AMS Meeting
Replies: 17
Views: 2032

RE: Some Thoughts About The AMS Meeting

It's a meeting for all things to do with aviation, and the social side is to catch up with friends and people we have spoken to on here. If some of us want to partake in the other attractions of Amsterdam as something on the side, I don't see a problem with that, but it wont affect anyone who doesn'...

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by ben
Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Shot On LY With Upper Deck
Replies: 39
Views: 7749

RE: Cabin Shot On LY With Upper Deck

If you hover your mouse cursor over the letters LY it will tell you!

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by ben
Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash (graphic)
Replies: 31
Views: 4502

RE: Plane Crash (graphic)

I assume you're talking about the top picture. It's not an Otter, it's a Nomad.

If you are talking about the second picture, sorry you may be correct, I can't see it.

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by ben
Sat Jul 31, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Subway In Germany 'fat American' Ads?
Replies: 29
Views: 2907

RE: Subway In Germany 'fat American' Ads?

<i>Ad's stereotyping French people are even worse - if ads are to be believed, the average Frenchman would barely be able to stand because he has sex at least 7 times a night, every night, each time with a different woman </i> That's a perfect stereotype of Australians in West London. I might tell F...

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Justice In The UK Always This Quick
Replies: 9
Views: 2969

RE: Is Justice In The UK Always This Quick

There were 2 very well known flight training organisations here, both of which no longer exist. From what I hear, company A used company B to do their ground school component. Things were fine for a while until company A wanted to save some money so they got company B's teaching notes, books, etc an...

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia's Sibir Air Wants 100 717's
Replies: 33
Views: 10404

RE: Russia's Sibir Air Wants 100 717's

It seems that some of you haven't been reading English-speaking Russian news sources (or western news sources when they talk about Russia) for very long. Russophile's bullshit call is spot on. Most of the news that comes out of that part of the world for our consumption is pure <acronym title="Briti...

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 In Taipei July 31st
Replies: 16
Views: 3769

RE: AN-225 In Taipei July 31st

<i>going through MOW / <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym> - ??? sounds a bit strange considering that she's ukrainian registered.....</i> I don't see why that has anything to do with it. <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym> ...

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Government's Preparing For Emergencies Booklet
Replies: 18
Views: 2087

RE: UK Government's Preparing For Emergencies Booklet

You beat me to that response, JGPH1A. I fail to see how a tank outside <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym> will prevent a SAM attack. Within about a mile of the airport wouldn't be a very good place to launch a missile anyway. In only a 3 mile or so radius of <acronym title="Lo...

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Subway In Germany 'fat American' Ads?
Replies: 29
Views: 2907

RE: Subway In Germany 'fat American' Ads?

This thread needs an illustration:

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazing AMS Meet
Replies: 233
Views: 5805

RE: Amazing AMS Meet

Kaz,

Looks like you're not alone on your flight after all.

Hope you can make it, An-225!

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Going To Lowestoft Airshow Tomorrow?
Replies: 2
Views: 2527

RE: Anyone Going To Lowestoft Airshow Tomorrow?

Got to work, sorry  Sad

Should be nice weather for it...

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential Glasgow Meet
Replies: 78
Views: 1990

RE: Potential Glasgow Meet

Come on guys and girls.... we're all supposed to be friends. Chris, You are welcome at any meet, don't worry about what anyone else says. I wasn't planning to come but maybe I will just to keep Kaz and Chris apart! Anyway, let's get <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS...

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can A Commercial Plane Roll?
Replies: 48
Views: 19507

RE: Can A Commercial Plane Roll?

As was explained in another thread on tech-ops, the Airbus did a series of tight turns almost overhead the crowd. That's why you get the illusion - simply from the unusual camera angle and no reference to the horizon. Anyway, nice picture, Simon! Here is another one I took of the same display: <img ...

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline Hooker
Replies: 35
Views: 2121

RE: Airline Hooker


"Hunny Wagon"

Signed,
WellHung

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by ben
Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Government's Preparing For Emergencies Booklet
Replies: 18
Views: 2087

RE: UK Government's Preparing For Emergencies Booklet

I'm happy to see some of you haven't forgotten about that stunt of turning <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> into a mini war zone for a few days. That was blatantly done to soften up the public so the government could get the support needed for their illeg...

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by ben
Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Potential Glasgow Meet
Replies: 78
Views: 1990

RE: Potential Glasgow Meet

Yes, but lets discuss it and the timings at AMS...... one thing at a time.

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by ben
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!
Replies: 248
Views: 7805

RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

ahh I know what it is.... We are viewing the pictures on my camera. Don't worry, I have unflattering pictures of just about everyone from that day which I decided not to put online. Let this be a warning! <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Now queue a sarcastic comment...

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by ben
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!
Replies: 248
Views: 7805

RE: The Mega MAN Meet - Reports!

Oh no, how embarrasing.... I wonder what Sander and James are looking at?

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by ben
Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot_Kaz Fans
Replies: 39
Views: 1780

RE: Pilot_Kaz Fans

Startvalve, it's only you who thinks that putting a girl on your RR list will get you a shag.

Nobody else is that sad.

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by ben
Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot_Kaz Fans
Replies: 39
Views: 1780

RE: Pilot_Kaz Fans

She is going to be Captain_Kaz next weekend when she flies us to Elbonia for the day.

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by ben
Thu Jul 29, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot_Kaz Fans
Replies: 39
Views: 1780

RE: Pilot_Kaz Fans

I'm a big fan of Kaz!

*huggles*

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by ben
Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners Flying Upside-down
Replies: 41
Views: 12292

RE: Airliners Flying Upside-down

Here is one that was taken with my camera during the same demonstration: (sorry the SAA 744 'upside down' didn't come out very well) <img border=0 src="http://www.lhrmeeting.co.uk/forum/A319.jpg"> Farnborough is good, but it's nothing like it used to be, and getting worse. Paris is going downhill to...

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by ben
Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners Flying Upside-down
Replies: 41
Views: 12292

RE: Airliners Flying Upside-down

SlamClick, No, it did not roll or loop. It's just a trick of the camera angle. I am not sure which point this picture was taken in the display, but I believe it is simply a sharp turn overhead the photographer. Notice the  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic">...

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by ben
Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Sammyhostie And Mrwayne Gone
Replies: 99
Views: 3609

RE: Sammyhostie And Mrwayne Gone

Can I make a suggestion?

We all calm down and let the moderators and Wally/Sammy/Mrwayne deal with this in private?

Cheers

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by ben
Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:13 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Sammyhostie And Mrwayne Gone
Replies: 99
Views: 3609

RE: Sammyhostie And Mrwayne Gone

OK Wally,

That permanent ban was probably related to his childish posting spree a few weeks ago.

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by ben
Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Sammyhostie And Mrwayne Gone
Replies: 99
Views: 3609

RE: Sammyhostie And Mrwayne Gone

<i>Firstly mrwayne & sammyhostie & wally236er plus one other all live in the same house, so share the inter-net conection to reduce costs so how does that make them all the same person?</i> It doesn't .. it's just interesting how so many of us independently noticed a connection. <i>Is there a limit ...

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by ben
Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:24 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Sammyhostie And Mrwayne Gone
Replies: 99
Views: 3609

RE: Sammyhostie And Mrwayne Gone

As I wrote on this recent topic in the civil aviation forum: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1671004/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1671004/</a> <i><b>Wally, Sammy and MrWayne, I'm sorry it has come to this. As...

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by ben
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singapore_Air Revealed
Replies: 38
Views: 2489

RE: Singapore_Air Revealed

It's already been going on over on the other site for a while.

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by ben
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singapore_Air Revealed
Replies: 38
Views: 2489

RE: Singapore_Air Revealed

That's a good point. I think EGFFbmiette would be very unimpressed if she knew what was said about her on this forum.

If only we could direct her here so she could see what her 'lover' says about her.

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by ben
Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Meet - The Reports!
Replies: 27
Views: 3644

RE: Farnborough Meet - The Reports!

Horus,

It looks like the URL you typed in is wrong. If you contact me through my profile (just send a quick e-mail and I will reply with instructions), I will host them and put them online in this topic for you.

Ben

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by ben
Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Pet Peeves Of Life
Replies: 12
Views: 2421

RE: Little Pet Peeves Of Life

The missing sock, gone AWOL in the tumble dryer.

I solved that problem by throwing all of my socks away and buying 20+ pairs of new ones - all the same.

Commonality...

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