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by PrinceAir
Sat Mar 15, 2003 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Jamaica Cuts 25 Execs & Paycut For Staff
Replies: 0
Views: 2743

Air Jamaica Cuts 25 Execs & Paycut For Staff

This just in: I should mention that it's from and copyright The Jamaica Observer Newspaper..... Air J cuts 25 execs & Air J staff asked to take pay cut Observer Reporter Friday, March 14, 2003 ZACCA... no other choice AIR Jamaica yesterday chopped 25 senior executive and management positions, as wel...

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by PrinceAir
Sat Dec 07, 2002 6:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Your Help Regarding MCO Viewing Area
Replies: 11
Views: 5571

RE: Need Your Help Regarding MCO Viewing Area

 <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif" ALT="Wow!">  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif" ALT="Wow!"> I'm catching up on the forum messages and I just saw Don's message saying they've closed the viewing area in FLL... so now I've got another letter to write!  <img src="/discussi...

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by PrinceAir
Sat Dec 07, 2002 6:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Your Help Regarding MCO Viewing Area
Replies: 11
Views: 5571

RE: Need Your Help Regarding MCO Viewing Area

Folks, I had emailed this letterto the authors of the article that came out in yesterday's Orlando Sentinel. I am only now just seeing this thread so I thought I'd post it FYI. I'm also going to write the city and the airport's authority. Regards, PrinceAir (Nigel P.) -----Original Message----- From...

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by PrinceAir
Thu Oct 10, 2002 11:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Hows The Fuji S602Z
Replies: 2
Views: 2255

RE: Hows The Fuji S602Z

Good mid priced digital - not a true SLR but can take other lenses with the optional adapter and other step up rings. Takes both Compact flash and SD and if you use a 1 gig microdrive you'll never fill it up. Also take AA batteries so even if your rechargeables die and you're away from your charger ...

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by PrinceAir
Thu Oct 03, 2002 11:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At SJO (Costa Rica)
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

Spotting At SJO (Costa Rica)


Does anyone know if spotting/photography is allowed at this airport? What is it like? I've noticed that there are not many pictures on here from there...

Thanks!

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by PrinceAir
Thu Oct 03, 2002 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Plane, Shortest Route
Replies: 70
Views: 4267

RE: Largest Plane, Shortest Route

Air Jamaica's A340 jets (including the one you mention above) - KIN to MBJ in roughly 18 mins  Smile

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by PrinceAir
Thu Oct 03, 2002 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWee In Crisis?
Replies: 24
Views: 1817

RE: BWee In Crisis?

InBound, yeah I know about the politics that are going on there and that there was really no government per say for almost a year but that still doesn't exclude the Private sector or even the interim govt. from trying to save the airline... I'm hoping for the best for the Trini elections next Monday...

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by PrinceAir
Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWee In Crisis?
Replies: 24
Views: 1817

RE: BWee In Crisis?

ROTFL... so we have the "Great Grapefruit" and the "Lovebird" or the "Reggae Bird" (depending on who you talk to) in the Caribbean - what's next? The Flying Coconut?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Anyway - I digress... The T&T government should have stepped in months a...

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by PrinceAir
Thu Oct 03, 2002 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWee In Crisis?
Replies: 24
Views: 1817

RE: BWee In Crisis?

"Slice of grapefruit"?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> ha ha ha you mean the Steel Pan? ha ha ha - never thought of it that way before - anyway... yeah I'd be saddened to hear of a BWee demise... I have always felt that there was room enough for 2 or more major Caribbea...

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by PrinceAir
Wed Oct 02, 2002 8:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Congradulations Chris, Brian, Justin
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

RE: Congradulations Chris, Brian, Justin

Congratulations guys - good job. "B-OTCH" stop being a hater and show some love where it is deserved...

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by PrinceAir
Thu Jul 04, 2002 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comparing BW With JM...your Thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 1554

RE: Comparing BW With JM...your Thoughts

I think Hepkat is referring to the little white oval patch just above the cockpit... Hepkat I think it's just the the design... nothing else  Big grin

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by PrinceAir
Sat Sep 29, 2001 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Country's Registration?
Replies: 51
Views: 2296

RE: Your Country's Registration?

6Y Jamaica

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by PrinceAir
Fri Sep 28, 2001 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Each Airliner's Shortest Current Route
Replies: 33
Views: 1835

RE: Each Airliner's Shortest Current Route

Cayman Airways flies it's 737s MCO to TPA (a distance of about 60 miles or less as the crow flies)

Like BCal DC10 said MCO-KIN is done by the BA Triple 7 as well as many times daily by most of the Air Jamaica Jets... A320s, A310 and the A340.

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by PrinceAir
Fri Sep 28, 2001 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Next Flight?
Replies: 49
Views: 2767

RE: Your Next Flight?

Tomorrow - 9/27 MCO-ATL-SDF then return Sunday 30th SDF-ATL-MCO

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by PrinceAir
Thu Sep 27, 2001 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For Those Who Have Been To St. Maarten.
Replies: 29
Views: 3978

RE: For Those Who Have Been To St. Maarten.

NG737PSR: Yes you are correct MBJ can be fun and pretty wild sometimes. I've lost many a cap shooting their A310s as they pass overhead... I'm sure it's not as wild as SXM but nice anyway.

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by PrinceAir
Mon Sep 17, 2001 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Still Fly On A Commercial Jetliner?
Replies: 24
Views: 2194

RE: Would You Still Fly On A Commercial Jetliner?

Not at all... MCO-FLL FLL-KIN-MBJ-ATL-MCO next week and MCO-ATL-SDF-ATL-MCO the following week

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by PrinceAir
Fri Apr 20, 2001 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Winglets
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

RE: 727 Winglets

On the new Pan Am <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=34162" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/p/pamam2.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="117"></a><br>Photo © N...

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by PrinceAir
Tue Nov 21, 2000 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A Sucked Out Of A300 In MIA
Replies: 62
Views: 4829

RE: F/A Sucked Out Of A300 In MIA

Some Miami TV stations are now reporting that the FA got thrown clear of the aircraft by the slide/chute inflating and not the "depressurization"

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by PrinceAir
Thu Nov 02, 2000 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Has The Best Logo/symbol?
Replies: 37
Views: 799

RE: Which Airlines Has The Best Logo/symbol?

<br><center><a href="/open.file?id=63162" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/0-n630aj.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="179" height="150"></a><br>Photo © Nigel O. Prince</...

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by PrinceAir
Wed Oct 04, 2000 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORL
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

MCO - RE: ORL

Errr.. where in MCO where you? Not even Terminal A - Airside 1 on it's worst day looks anything like DTW. Parts of it are under renovation but there is definitely nothing that looks like an eyesore there... honestly you must be mistaken. BTW, MCO handled 31 million passengers last year and has alrea...

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by PrinceAir
Sun Oct 01, 2000 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgrades JAX-LGA Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2233

RE: DL Upgrades JAX-LGA Service

Airtime: JAX is Jacksonville International Airport in the state of Florida, USA.

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by PrinceAir
Sun Oct 01, 2000 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A? About Contrails
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

RE: A? About Contrails

Jabpilot: When I say Vapor Pressure I mean the partial pressure exerted by water vapor which yes can be correlated with air density.

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by PrinceAir
Sat Sep 30, 2000 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A? About Contrails
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

RE: A? About Contrails

Condensation trails (Contrails) form when hot humid air from jet exhaust mixes with environmental air of low vapor pressure and low temperature. The mixing is a result of turbulence generated by the engine exhaust. This doesn't happen at sea level even if there are low temperatures as the vapor pres...

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by PrinceAir
Sat Sep 30, 2000 5:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vignetting Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

RE: Vignetting Problem

Tpk: Don't run out and buy a $1500 lens just yet!! I have a similar Canon USM lens (not using a polariser though) and I haven't had a problem...

Are you using a lens hood?

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by PrinceAir
Fri Sep 29, 2000 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Without B737
Replies: 39
Views: 1897

RE: Airline Without B737

Air Jamaica has never had a Boeing 737 in it's fleet and currently has no Boeings at all.

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by PrinceAir
Thu Sep 28, 2000 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Force 1 Just Flew Over My House
Replies: 2
Views: 3362

RE: Air Force 1 Just Flew Over My House

President Clinton was in Texas to help raise money for his party and to attend a "Texas Tribute" in his honor.

He attended 3 events on Wednesday meant to raise $1.5 million for Democratic candidates.

So, that's why his plane was there...

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by PrinceAir
Sat Sep 23, 2000 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Jamaica/air Tahiti Nui Which Is The Prettier?
Replies: 21
Views: 2744

RE: Air Jamaica/air Tahiti Nui Which Is The Prettier?

Air Jamaica... (though I may be a little biased <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif">) just look at the detail in the tail and winglets. Hands down, the "Lovebird". <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=47403" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">C...

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by PrinceAir
Wed Aug 02, 2000 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reverse thrusters in action
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

RE: Reverse thrusters in action

Hi Sean,

I have some on this site with the bucket style thrust reversers on 737s if that's what you're looking for.

Just look the up under my email address.

Good luck!

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by PrinceAir
Tue Aug 01, 2000 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Fly Concorde Today?
Replies: 46
Views: 2782

RE: Would You Fly Concorde Today?

Most definitely. I'm dying to fly on that plane before they retire them.

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by PrinceAir
Sat Feb 12, 2000 4:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Am I Able To Use APS In A Plane?
Replies: 2
Views: 1903

RE: Am I Able To Use APS In A Plane?

Sure you can - I have a very similar camera (The Canon IX) and i've never been told to switch it off at any time.

Happy shooting!

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by PrinceAir
Sat Feb 12, 2000 4:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At Logan (BOS)
Replies: 3
Views: 2961

RE: Spotting At Logan (BOS)

The parking garage adjacent to Terminal B is a good place to spot. Most of the Boston photos on this website are taken from that spot. You'll see other spotters up there too if it's a good day.

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by PrinceAir
Wed Jan 19, 2000 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Plane You've Never Been On
Replies: 40
Views: 2559

RE: Favorite Plane You've Never Been On

Any Airbus A330. Beautiful, graceful bird.
After that it would have to be the Triple 7.

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by PrinceAir
Tue Jan 11, 2000 3:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advantix Film
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

RE: Advantix Film

Discussions on the pro and cons of APS (Advantix) film almost always starts "flame wars" between diehard 35 mm people and APS users so please no flames... APS is actually 24 mm film but in a convienient package that allows mid roll change and no film leader and no tampering with negatives and some o...

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by PrinceAir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 5:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: G-VMIA Photographs.
Replies: 1
Views: 1608

RE: G-VMIA Photographs.

I have one...

https://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=58456

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by PrinceAir
Thu Oct 14, 1999 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Self Navigating Guidance System?
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Self Navigating Guidance System?

Hey guys, On Sunday the right engine an AA MD-11 from Miami hit a van as the aircraft maneuvered to the landing slot at London's Heathrow under a self-navigating guidance system according to the airline spokeswoman. The Ford Transit van was pushed about 35 feet and dented. Does anyone know what such...

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by PrinceAir
Wed Oct 13, 1999 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde To Fly To Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 5
Views: 4130

We Were Shafted!

Ok. Is there anyone here who knows the true story of what happened at FLL on Saturday? The Air France Speedbird was supposed to depart at 1:45 pm so I drive 3 and a 1/2 hrs to get there for 11:30 only to hear that it left at 10:05! I wasn't the only one fooled either - a whole lot of spotters starte...

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by PrinceAir
Sat Oct 09, 1999 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B717 To Visit Hong Kong
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

RE: B717 To Visit Hong Kong

Gary,

No. It's already been painted in full Airtran colours. You can tell that it's the new 717 by the RR/BMW logos on the engines  

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by PrinceAir
Wed Oct 06, 1999 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde To Fly To Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 5
Views: 4130

RE: Concorde To Fly To Fort Lauderdale

Great news. Thanks Rooz. I'll have to try and make it there. Watch for pictures everyone  

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by PrinceAir
Wed Oct 06, 1999 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde To Fly To Fort Lauderdale
Replies: 5
Views: 4130

RE: Concorde To Fly To Fort Lauderdale

Great news. Thanks Rooz. I'll have to find a way to make it there. Watch for picutres everyone  

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by PrinceAir
Wed Oct 06, 1999 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Crashes In 10 Days
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

RE: Two Crashes In 10 Days

Poor guy. Planes, trains and what next?? He should probably stay away from any automobiles or ships in the near future  

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by PrinceAir
Sat Oct 02, 1999 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Spotters!
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

RE: Plane Spotters!

I usually try to find at spot at end of or parallel to the active runway. If you're passing thru an airport (in transit) see if you can find a dedicated viewing area (some airports have these) or try find a close parking area - if all else fails a big window without reflections and a good view will ...

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by PrinceAir
Fri Oct 01, 1999 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photographers!........
Replies: 15
Views: 1362

RE: Photographers!........

I find that 100 or 200 speed film works best. You can always go slower if you wish (ISO 50 etc.) As for the brand... I'm partial to Fuji but lately I have been experimenting with other brands. I'm now shooting APS (24mm) since the drop in loading and mid-roll change is very convienient but a lot of...

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by PrinceAir
Fri Oct 01, 1999 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Looking Airliner
Replies: 35
Views: 647

RE: Best Looking Airliner

First... the Airbus A330 with it's 2 engines, impressive wingspan and winglets.
second.... the Boeing 757
third... the Airbus A320

 

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by PrinceAir
Thu Sep 30, 1999 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Best Looking Airline Paint Scheme?
Replies: 19
Views: 2519

RE: The Best Looking Airline Paint Scheme?

I agree with Ilyushin96M & Excelsior767. Air Jamaica's airbuses are some of the most beautiful planes flying - Their tails with the hummingbird (Lovebird) on them is just beautiful. Look at photo 47259 The thing is with the new Air Jamaica scheme: you either love it or hate it - there is no middle g...

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by PrinceAir
Sat Sep 25, 1999 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saw 717 Today....sort Of.
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

RE: Saw 717 Today....sort Of.

Oh man. That's too bad. SeriouslyFunny (Brian) had told me about it and I was going to come down to MCO just for the event hoping to get some good pictures, meet some cool people etc but at the last minute I couldn't make it - I guess it was just as well. What's wrong with AirTran marketing? They co...

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by PrinceAir
Sat Sep 25, 1999 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtours Underfloor Lavs.
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

RE: Airtours Underfloor Lavs.


Airtours is flying both beautiful A330 birds into SFB (Orlando/Sanford, USA) from LGW (London, Gatwick)and MAN (Manchester). Let me know if anyone needs pictures and I will post them.

Regards.

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by PrinceAir
Wed Sep 01, 1999 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Best Aviation Photography Film?
Replies: 14
Views: 2343

RE: The Best Aviation Photography Film?

I echo the sentiments of the other guys who recommend nothing more than 200 speed film. I personally favour Fuji film because I think the colour rendition is better but I've taken shots with both Fuji and Kodak. Nothing above 200 though and 100 is preferable.

Hope this helps.

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by PrinceAir
Thu Aug 26, 1999 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice Airports
Replies: 15
Views: 1529

RE: Nice Airports

Orlando International (MCO)

It actually has 3 airsides with trams leading to them with a fourth being built right now. Pretty big but clean, modern and spotter friendly.

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by PrinceAir
Tue Aug 24, 1999 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Back From Orlando On Delta Express
Replies: 6
Views: 2984

RE: Back From Orlando On Delta Express

The new Satellite airside at MCO seems to be progressing nicely. The tram lines are in (I saw no tram yet) but all in all it seems near completion. What's also interesting is the new taxiway under construction that is meant to connect the 18L/36R to 35L/17R. This taxiway will cross over the main ent...

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by PrinceAir
Tue Aug 24, 1999 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Back From Orlando On Delta Express
Replies: 6
Views: 2984

RE: Back From Orlando On Delta Express

Hey,

Too bad you didn't get to do any spotting at MCO. It's great airport for spotting... many different types and carriers (including Mexicana, Aeropostal, Air Jamaica, El Al etc.)... just check out the MCO photos on this site and you'll see what I mean.

Anyway - maybe next time!

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