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by AM744
Wed May 05, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Deadly Mexico City Metro collapse

Absolute tragedy. Up until the late 90s, the subway worked flawlessly. Then, since 1997, the mayor is democratically elected rather than designated by the president. Before this, the subway was pretty much built (10 out of 12 exisiting lines), operated and subsidized with federal funds. That is not ...

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by AM744
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm in Crypto Now
Replies: 38
Views: 1664

Re: I'm in Crypto Now

Not yet, but plan to. I'm only somewhat familiar with Bitcoin, so I can't speak for the others. As of today, I see it as on track of becoming a legitimate store of value. Say, I'd be willing to put in some small amount of money that would otherwise go to a gold-backed ETF and forget about it for a w...

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by AM744
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Movie
Replies: 80
Views: 5233

Re: Your Favorite Movie

The Seventh Seal - Ingmar Bergman - Sweden
A Clockwork Orange - Stanley Kubrick - UK
Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino - US
Seven Samurai - Akira Kurozawa - Japan
Roma - Alfonso Cuarón - Mexico

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by AM744
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is wrong with South American capitalism/ capitalism in general?
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: What is wrong with South American capitalism/ capitalism in general?

Did the South Americans of the cold war have a dominance and submission mentality which respected only exploitive employers? Had South American capitalism free and equal chances or was it the Indian type? Any other factors? As far as the economic powers-that-be were concerned, back in those years, ...

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by AM744
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What is wrong with South American capitalism/ capitalism in general?
Replies: 20
Views: 1490

Re: What is wrong with South American capitalism/ capitalism in general?

I think it's a more imperfect form of capitalism. Weak state and rule of law which leads to crony capitalism and all sorts of economic distortions. Even in the somewhat rare cases of well meaning political and economic agendas, the elites are in general much more poorly prepared and corrupt, than sa...

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by AM744
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11
Replies: 171
Views: 42762

Re: Updated: Aeroméxico files for Chapter 11

AM's plan of action with it's Chapter 11 reorganization = become a leaner more agile airline with a cost structure that closely competes with Mexican LCC's on the domestic market and best cost structure than any U.S. or Latin American carrier for the international front. https://aeromexico.com/cms/...

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by AM744
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Marriott in Mexico City
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Re: Marriott in Mexico City

https://www.hotels.com/ho151307/mexico- ... os=HCOM_US
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I'd say Reforma Avenue meets your criteria. There's a Marriot in a pretty centric location.
Maybe this one.
https://www.hotels.com/ho151307/mexico- ... os=HCOM_US

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by AM744
Mon May 06, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 67
Views: 5751

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Facebook and social networks in general. Except for A.net if it can even be considered as such :-)
Games of Thrones
Avengers

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by AM744
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 4025

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

I'm all in with doing away with DST. Latitude 19 N here. We have 11 to 12 hours daylight year round. Not needed. Standard time gives us sunrise at 6AM to 7AM, sunset at 6PM to 7PM depending on the time of the year. I find it healthier to wake up and go to bed "earlier". I understand border...

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by AM744
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's
Replies: 36
Views: 5235

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas and the 747 in the 70's and 80's

EZE-LIM-MEX-LAX was active for quite some years. I remember AR's 747s being regular visitors at MEX. In 92, we flew LAX-MEX on an AM MD-80. The AR 747 was at TBIT as we were. We departed earlier, and of course, when we arrived in MEX, the 747 had already been there for quite some time. It amazed me....

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by AM744
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New North American Free Trade Deal
Replies: 11
Views: 1314

Re: New North American Free Trade Deal

So, for example. Mexico conceded that disputes be judged in US courts, but Canada didn't. So which one is it? Will the international panel be still in force? Canada opened its milk products market, did Mexico? I guess the general question is if rules apply to all three parties or if we are talking a...

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by AM744
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French singer Charles Aznavour dies at age 95
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: French singer Charles Aznavour dies at age 95

Sad to hear this. Such a great artist. He sang in several languages and was popular in Spanish speaking countries in the 60's and 70's. May he rest in peace.

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by AM744
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris to start CLT-GDL
Replies: 33
Views: 4121

Re: Volaris to start CLT-GDL

Boof02671 wrote:
Allegro use to fly to CLT they were a Mexican Carrier

Allegro was a charter outfit. I don't think operated scheduled services, much less to CLT. I could be wrong though.

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by AM744
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 56729

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

I'm inclined to think windshear was a contributing factor. I don't think there are many (any?) Doppler radars in mexican airports, let alone in a small airport as DGO. Which begs the question. What is the procedure in such scenarios? I'd think that in the absence of reliable information, erring on t...

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by AM744
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 5349

Re: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!

If tourism, then why not CUN-BZE or PVR-BZE? Mexican tourists, not tourists from Belize. Why would Mexican tourists go to Belize and not to the Mexican Caribbean coast or the Pacific coast? I'd do it. At this point in time, I've been to pretty much every resort in Mexico. I'd go to San Pedro or Amb...

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by AM744
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 5349

Re: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!

Belize Airport is only 40 kms south of Chetumal Airport... for me it makes no sense..but heck more power to Aeromexico if they can make a good Business case. TRB Agreed. Yet, AM does not currently fly to CTM. They chose a rather bold option instead of facing Interjet in the Chetumal market. As an e...

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by AM744
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!
Replies: 50
Views: 5349

Re: Aeroméxico announces Belize!!!

What is that Bajio? No such a name of town in the google map. Q It's an agricultural and industrial region. The "Aeropuerto Internacional del Bajío" (BJX) is supposed to serve the whole region. It's actually near the city of Silao, but serves Silao, Guanajuato and León (biggest and most i...

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by AM744
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!
Replies: 11
Views: 1664

Re: FIFA World Cup 2018 - Group Stage Draw Results are in!

Poor Mexico. The group of death! Interesting group they’re in. It’s not really inconceivable that Mexico and Sweden both earn a draw against Germany. South Korea is no pushover either. If I’m putting money on it I say Germany gets through, but I wouldn’t be shocked if they didn’t get out that group...

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by AM744
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Melania’s “I don’t really care” jacket
Replies: 29
Views: 1580

Re: Melania’s “I don’t really care” jacket

Here is the thing, I don't think it has anything to do with the kids, I think it's aimed more at Trump, but with the side benefit of causing another headache for the Donald. This subject did come up in the "is there anything Trump could say" thread yesterday, Donald's reply will appeal to...

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by AM744
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement
Replies: 193
Views: 6648

Re: G7 summit ends in disarray as Trump abandons joint statement

Would it be possible to move forward to a world where oil, commodities and bank reserves are denominated in the proposed ETFs (backed by a basket of currencies)? Not owning the money printing machine would be conducent to what the US President seems to want: reduce trade deficit.

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by AM744
Fri May 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service
Replies: 78
Views: 12217

Re: Aeromexico resumes Barcelona service

https://expansion.mx/empresas/2018/05/1 ... equitativa
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As Eddie said, AM is denouncing "unfair competition" due to Emirates receiving "subsidies"

Sorry, only in Spanish

https://expansion.mx/empresas/2018/05/1 ... equitativa

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by AM744
Thu May 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won
Replies: 202
Views: 9427

Re: You cannot deny that America would be infinitely better off if Hillary won

Jetsgo wrote:
Curious how those who refer to Trump as orange would react towards those who refer to Obama as black... in the same negative fashion of course. Asking for a friend.

Trump chose to be orange, Obama didn't. None should be mocked for their color though.

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by AM744
Fri May 11, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees
Replies: 63
Views: 11039

Re: 24 pilots and 67 crew members at PK found to hold fake degrees

Just to clarify, by "degrees" - what do they mean? Their flight school training? If that's the case, it is truly shocking. That's what I was wondering, too. If they claimed to have a degree in something unrelated to flying just to make their resume look better, but their flight school tra...

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by AM744
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

Re: Mount Rushmore of NFL quarterbacks

dragon-wings wrote:
Peyton Manning, Montana, Brady, and Elway.


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by AM744
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas/petrol Prices in your area
Replies: 54
Views: 2104

Re: Gas/petrol Prices in your area

Mexico City today, around:
$1.01 USD per liter
$3.82 USD per gallon

Roughly 30% of that is a two year old tax.

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by AM744
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.
Replies: 172
Views: 5827

Re: Laura Ingraham's show losing Sponsors.

Good. I got to see some minutes of her opinion segments a few months ago and she came across as extremist and maybe even racist. Can't even remember what the segment was about but man, was she angry, divisive and stubborn.

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by AM744
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City
Replies: 75
Views: 8542

Re: American launches Philadelphia-Mexico City

I doubt the connecting market of UA/AA/DL for Mexico-Europe/elsewhere has been significantly affected by the ideology, rhetoric and actions of the current administration. And I pretty much doubt it will be affected going forward. I disagree. If you could transit the US without clearing immigration ...

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by AM744
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty
Replies: 116
Views: 30512

Re: DL May Push C-Series Order to AM Avoiding Trade Duty

Any chance they'll push A320s or A350s? :-D

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by AM744
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 87671

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

Congrats to DL. I would have loved for AM to do the same.

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by AM744
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary
Replies: 47
Views: 1987

Re: Sean Spicer Resignes as Press Secretary

11725Flyer wrote:
So much for new material on SNL. Darn.

I'm willing to bet Sanders will be mocked by the same actress.

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by AM744
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 14829

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

Chichen Itza airport. (CZA) Half way between MID and CUN. I don´t think it ever received scheduled flights. The new Palenque airport (PQM) airport only gets a couple of Interjet weekly flights.

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by AM744
Tue May 23, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It is important to not believe in poverty
Replies: 73
Views: 2929

Re: It is important to not believe in poverty

There are serious studies that are showing more and more that if you are born poor, you are very likely to remain poor. More so now than in previous decades. If you are not helped by the state via quality schooling and access to health services you'll remain poor, no matter how bad you want to escap...

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by AM744
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 102
Views: 15782

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

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by AM744
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favourite "Mayday" episodes
Replies: 14
Views: 3910

Re: Your favourite "Mayday" episodes

The Qantas A380 that blew an engine. I didn't remember the cause when I saw the episode. BTW. Love the show.

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by AM744
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you make and take your coffee
Replies: 58
Views: 2502

Re: How do you make and take your coffee

Depends on the style or amount of coffee I need. But my coffee gear amounts to the following: - Pour over coffee maker #2 filters. Can't remember if it's Melitta. I remember it's made in the Netherlands, though. - Bonavita 8-cup coffee maker with thermal carafe - Bialetti 2 and 6 cup table top coffe...

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by AM744
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Ultimate Trump thread
Replies: 185
Views: 4856

Re: The Ultimate Trump thread

NAFTA was written by and for big companies. The decision certainly was not taken here and in fact met strong opposition back in the 90s, Mexico was just 'invited' to comply and provide whatever said companies needed. It's not some sort of Machiavelic plan concocted in Mexico City (that would be givi...

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by AM744
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump press conference
Replies: 55
Views: 1726

Re: Trump press conference

Trump insists on bullying an economy 18 times smaller, which is your neighbor, whose illegal immigration into the US has drastically been reduced the past 15 years to almost net zero, which poses no ideological or military threat... And that has been strongly 'suggested' in the past to align its pro...

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by AM744
Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City (MEX) international flights history
Replies: 37
Views: 4536

Re: Mexico City (MEX) international flights history

Of course! LAP.
Let's not forget LAB. They flew for years MEX-PTY-VVI on 727 (series 100 maybe). Talk about an interesting long haul.

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by AM744
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City (MEX) international flights history
Replies: 37
Views: 4536

Re: Mexico City (MEX) long haul destinations history

Airlines that I remember that no longer fly to MEX longhaul:
Aeroflot, JAL

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by AM744
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iphone vs Android
Replies: 58
Views: 3981

Re: Iphone vs Android

Android here as well. Not for any fundamental philosophical reason. They get the job done for a reasonable price. If somebody gave me an IPhone for free, I'd happily use it. I'm sure I'd love it.

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by AM744
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Just Gave A Big Middle Finger To Duterte
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Obama Just Gave A Big Middle Finger To Duterte

Not very bright. I wonder who he plans on asking help to if China becomes a bit more aggresive in the South China Sea.

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by AM744
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?
Replies: 127
Views: 4567

Re: Trump/Hitler Comparisons: Going Too Far?

Wasn't Trump much more 'independent' and even somewhat left leaning a short 5 or 6 years ago? He reminds me of Brian Bosworth, "The Boz" (NFL fans growing up in the 80s will remember). Trump, the character, has taken over and he has reached that point where he can't be reasonable any more,...

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by AM744
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the UK rejoin the EU in the future?
Replies: 122
Views: 4126

Re: Can the UK rejoin the EU in the future?

From afar, it seems the UK has always had 'irreconciliable differences' with the EU regarding some key aspects. They seem to want some sort of NAFTA; free trade, freedom of movement for capital, goods and some services, but that's it; no freedom of movement for people, no common currency. That's fin...

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by AM744
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HU Applies For PEK-TIJ/MEX
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: HU Applies For PEK-TIJ/MEX

Plus, remember CBX. They can nominally fly to TIJ and actually serve San Diego. Not bad IMO.

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by AM744
Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU referendum today
Replies: 790
Views: 35612

Re: EU referendum today

Man. From the outside, this <i>looks</i> as a mistake in the grand scheme of things, and I say this with the utmost respect for the British people. But I can't help but notice that even Brexiters look confused. It's as if they didn't thought this would cause problems in Scotland, Northern Ireland, r...

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by AM744
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presentations At Work (Rant)
Replies: 9
Views: 917

RE: Presentations At Work (Rant)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flipdewaf" class="quote" target="_blank">flipdewaf</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>3. Tactfully suggest some changes...

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by AM744
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Copa América Centenario 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2349

RE: Copa América Centenario 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mke717spotter" class="quote" target="_blank">mke717spotter</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> Not sure if I completely agree ...

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by AM744
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Copa América Centenario 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 2349

RE: Copa América Centenario 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mke717spotter" class="quote" target="_blank">mke717spotter</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I think its a good set up...

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by AM744
Mon May 30, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 -- Monaco Grand Prix
Replies: 45
Views: 3203

RE: F1 -- Monaco Grand Prix

Great race by Sergio 'Checo' Pérez. Changing to soft tires just at the right time and holding off Vetel for the rest of the race in the most technical circuit of them all.

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