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by sleekjet
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography at TPA
Replies: 1
Views: 2863

Photography at TPA

Over a decade ago, I made trips to the Tampa airport for the purpose of taking pics atop the top level of the parking garage. I’d like to do it again in late September but I know that airport security often changes its focus. So I’m interested in getting input from someone who can tell me if I can f...

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by sleekjet
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?
Replies: 98
Views: 14232

Re: After site change, anyone else find themselves with no desire to go on anymore?

After a long time away, I returned to the site today...looking for what used to be "Photographers' Corner". Is there anything comparable in this "new and improved" site?

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by sleekjet
Fri May 19, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography at Memphis International
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Photography at Memphis International

Going to spend a day in Memphis in July. Would love to get some photography in. For those who know the layout, is the best place along Louis Caruthers Drive?

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by sleekjet
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belly landing at SAT
Replies: 24
Views: 5481

Belly landing at SAT

Just got a call from my son who had witnessed a United Embraer go nose-down on the runway at SAT. Front landing gear failed. According to scanner chatter, 2 injured coming down the slides. That's all I know at the moment.

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by sleekjet
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Screening queue...
Replies: 1
Views: 476

Screening queue...

Where do I go to see the progress being made on the screening queue? With the old site, I could go to the Photographers' Corner and with one click, see about how many days before my photos would be screened. Is that feature available now?

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by sleekjet
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Myaviation Issues
Replies: 163
Views: 7117

RE: Myaviation Issues

Yep, disappointed to say the least. I find it sadly ironic that photographers who upload pictures still are given the option of having those shots go to MyAviation.net.

This sure has been handled poorly by Big Brother.

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by sleekjet
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Myaviation.net
Replies: 3
Views: 4762

Myaviation.net

I guess I haven't been paying attention. Is "myaviation.net" gone? Trying to go there sends me to the big site.

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by sleekjet
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American First Class Meals
Replies: 77
Views: 25153

RE: American First Class Meals

Well, I still don't quite get it. I looked at my first class tickets for a flight in October and where normally they would indicate the meal served, it says that meals would be available for purchase. The website doesn't say the word "complimentary" nor does it mention the meals have to be purchased.

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by sleekjet
Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American First Class Meals
Replies: 77
Views: 25153

American First Class Meals

I guessed I missed the memo...but do First Class passengers on AA now have to purchase their meals?

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by sleekjet
Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Pix Missing From DFW Queue...
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Pix Missing From DFW Queue...

Four approved shots of mine taken at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> Airport don't show when you pull up all the <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> shots. The photos were approved l...

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by sleekjet
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Maho Beach Accommodations
Replies: 9
Views: 2644

Maho Beach Accommodations

Thinking about a spring break trip to SXM. Would like to stay within walking distance from Maho Beach. Need advice from those who've been there.

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by sleekjet
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 446?
Replies: 1
Views: 1795

RE: Delta 446?

Okay, just found out it that the a/c experienced extreme vibration on the climb out...so it returned and the pax were put on another aircraft.

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by sleekjet
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta 446?
Replies: 1
Views: 1795

Delta 446?

Anyone know why Delta 446 took off from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> this evening bound for <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>, circled Long Island for awhile, then returned ...

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by sleekjet
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spotting At Whiteman AFB
Replies: 2
Views: 4444

Spotting At Whiteman AFB

Is anyone familiar enough with Whiteman to give me some advice about perhaps being able to see a B-2 arriving? Is there enough activity (I know there are only 20 or so in operation) to justify a trip from Kansas City? Is there a particular site outside the base that would be a good vantage point?

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by sleekjet
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noise-cancelling Headphones For Rampers
Replies: 9
Views: 5211

Noise-cancelling Headphones For Rampers

Can anyone recommend a brand of noise-cancelling headphones such as those used by rampers?

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by sleekjet
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "After-birth Abortion..."
Replies: 41
Views: 2915

RE: "After-birth Abortion..."

They synonym for abortion is "infanticide".

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by sleekjet
Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Show Us Your Non-Av Photos 2012 #1
Replies: 129
Views: 9290

RE: Show Us Your Non-Av Photos 2012 #1

<a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/QuintessentialMaddie.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/QuintessentialMaddie.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/QuintessentialMaddie.jpg" width="650" height="433...

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by sleekjet
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Damn, Missed It... JCS17's 8000th Post
Replies: 15
Views: 2478

RE: Damn, Missed It... JCS17's 8000th Post

Josh: I haven't spent much time on this forum the past few years...I'm trusting you're still holding the conservative banner. Which GOP candidate are you supporting to uproot the Kenyan-in-chief?

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by sleekjet
Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 4253

Need Help ID-ing An Aircraft

I photographed this a/c this morning...gorgeous bird. Reg number is N52OE. The problem is that it's not listed in the FAA registry. If you google it, nothing pops up. I know what kind of a/c it is...I can't figure out why it's not in the registry...btw, I haven't fixed the photo in Photoshop yet...t...

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by sleekjet
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Perry Versus Obama, In Job Creation.
Replies: 39
Views: 2207

RE: Perry Versus Obama, In Job Creation.

May I step into the fray?

To me, the Perry v. Obama can be solved fairly quickly. In fact, it requires answering just one question.

How's the country doing under Obama?

Bingo.

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by sleekjet
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President....just Bad Luck On Recession Recovery
Replies: 126
Views: 3159

RE: President....just Bad Luck On Recession Recovery

When Obama speaks, he either pouts, blames others, or flat-out lies.

The last thing he'll ever do is take ownership of the mess he's made.

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by sleekjet
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ed Schultz (and MSNBC) Step In It...again
Replies: 31
Views: 2034

RE: Ed Schultz (and MSNBC) Step In It...again

It is so fitting that nobody watches MSNBC.

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by sleekjet
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Picture Of Your Vehicle
Replies: 87
Views: 8853

RE: Picture Of Your Vehicle

2008 Honda Ridgeline <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/IMG_2921_1.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/IMG_2921_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/IMG_2921_1.jpg" width="650" height="433" alt="ht...

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by sleekjet
Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The USA Budget Deal - Will It Work?
Replies: 153
Views: 4416

RE: The USA Budget Deal - Will It Work?

I doubt that it will pass Congress. Too watered down, too little cutting. Too many Congressmen still don't get it.

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by sleekjet
Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: We Bought A Home!
Replies: 27
Views: 2200

RE: Self Gloss: We Bought A Home!

Where is your house? My wife and I are in far north Rockwall County.

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by sleekjet
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The Beauty Of The Last Light Of The Day.
Replies: 53
Views: 8739

RE: The Beauty Of The Last Light Of The Day.

Dawn at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/sunrise.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/sunrise.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobuc...

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by sleekjet
Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The Beauty Of The Last Light Of The Day.
Replies: 53
Views: 8739

RE: The Beauty Of The Last Light Of The Day.

Dawn at Love Field in Dallas. Incoming a/c flight near the downtown area. <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/SWshot.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/SWshot.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/SWs...

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by sleekjet
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcoach (and Bus) Photos And More! - July 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 10132

RE: Motorcoach (and Bus) Photos And More! - July 2011

glid4500 - Can you tell me why the wheels on the back axle are offset from the axle immediately in front of it on that MC - 12?

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by sleekjet
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boehner Calls Off Debt Talks
Replies: 359
Views: 6548

RE: Boehner Calls Off Debt Talks

Obama has yet to claim ownership of the mess he created. I applaud Boehner for walkiing out every time Obama brings up tax hikes. With the incredible number of folks unemployed and with millions of others just hanging on, the last thing we need is more taxes. And, Obama rejects cut, cap, and balance...

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by sleekjet
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Limbaugh: Heat Wave Is A Hoax
Replies: 77
Views: 3680

RE: Limbaugh: Heat Wave Is A Hoax

I really think the story should be the drought in Texas, not the heat. Lubbock has had 1.13" year-to-date. The Hill Country is equally bad off.

But it ain't global warming; just the usual climate cycle.

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by sleekjet
Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Motorcoach (and Bus) Photos And More! - July 2011
Replies: 35
Views: 10132

RE: Motorcoach (and Bus) Photos And More! - July 2011

Normally, my job as a retired teacher is driving school buses. However, this summer I drove youth groups from my church back and forth from Dallas to Lubbock. The bus is a former Greyhound, a 1994 <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> model of some k...

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by sleekjet
Tue Jun 21, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Show Us Your Non-av Photos Q2/2011
Replies: 140
Views: 9807

RE: Show Us Your Non-av Photos Q2/2011

From the Ft. Worth (TX) Zoo: Cheetah <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/cheetah.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/cheetah.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/cheetah.jpg" width="650" height="482" ...

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by sleekjet
Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need Wing Part Identified...
Replies: 7
Views: 4159

Need Wing Part Identified...

I'm just a civilian nerd. Someone tell me what you call that red/orange thingy under the wing that moves when the flaps are lowered. <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/N422WN061711one.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/N422WN061711one.jpg...

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by sleekjet
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vancouver,your 2 Cents Advice Needed.
Replies: 27
Views: 2688

RE: Vancouver,your 2 Cents Advice Needed.

I would highly recommend the Fairmont Vancouver Airport...just a wonderful place to stay...the windows are triple-paned so you aren't bothered by the planes' noise. If you find it too expensive to eat at the hotel's restaurants, there are numerous varied eateries in the airport proper, which is just...

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by sleekjet
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, I'm Scared About Moving To Dfw
Replies: 28
Views: 4172

RE: Honestly, I'm Scared About Moving To Dfw

Born and raised in Dallas, currently living in Rockwall, 25 miles NE of the city. Don't have advice...everyone else has handled that. But my wife and I love Vermont and try to get there every autumn for the foliage show. I'm curious. What town in <acronym title="Air Tahiti (French Polynesia)">VT</ac...

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by sleekjet
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First ACORN, Now Planned Parenthood?
Replies: 48
Views: 2397

RE: First ACORN, Now Planned Parenthood?

It's funny. The NYT and WaPo covered this story and did their best to concentrate on the surreptitious taping rather than the lack of concern by the <acronym title="Jet Aviation Business Jets (Switzerland)">PP</acronym> employee that a purported sex trafficker was wanting to use their services. Some...

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by sleekjet
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: David Nelson Dies At 74
Replies: 4
Views: 3411

RE: David Nelson Dies At 74

Yeah, my wife cried when Ricky went down in that airplane crash...her teenage heart-throb.

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by sleekjet
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Most Beautiful Place You've Visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 13815

RE: The Most Beautiful Place You've Visited?

Vermont. I try to get up there (from Texas) every fall. Here are some shots I've taken. <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/avermont6.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/avermont6.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/al...

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by sleekjet
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Photogs - Show Your Best No-Av Work (Oct/Nov 10)
Replies: 53
Views: 8398

RE: A.net Photogs - Show Your Best No-Av Work (Oct/Nov 10)

Also from Vermont, taken about a month ago: <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/Vermont%20%202010/lowres1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/Vermont%20%202010/lowres1.jpg" width="650" height="434" alt="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64...

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by sleekjet
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Photogs - Share Your Best Recent No-Av Work
Replies: 56
Views: 7225

RE: A.net Photogs - Share Your Best Recent No-Av Work

Near Peacham, Vermont...October of 2009 <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/avermont3.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/avermont3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/avermont3.jpg" width="650" heig...

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by sleekjet
Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missouri Voters Vote 3-1 Against Fed Ins Mandate
Replies: 23
Views: 1885

RE: Missouri Voters Vote 3-1 Against Fed Ins Mandate

Kudos to the "Show Me" state. Take that, Mr. Obama!

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by sleekjet
Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When And How Often Do You Bathe?
Replies: 55
Views: 3501

When And How Often Do You Bathe?

My wife of 38 years and I have always bathed/showered in the evening before bedtime. But we keep running into folks who shower only upon arising in the morning. We simply don't understand how you could crawl into bed at night with a body that's had 16 hours to sweat and secrete. How could you sleep....

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by sleekjet
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Is What FOX News Calls "journalism"
Replies: 41
Views: 4101

RE: This Is What FOX News Calls "journalism"

I'm a fervent conservative, but I hate it when media types with whom I agree resort to bad manners to get their points across. Can't they realize that the chances of getting their points across increase markedly when they are composed, polite, and non-condescending? Hannity is bad about this. Mark L...

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by sleekjet
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cliff Lee 'Might' Become A NY Yankee
Replies: 17
Views: 1941

RE: Cliff Lee 'Might' Become A NY Yankee

I'm in the Dallas area...can't tell if the folks around here are happier to (1) get Lee,or (2) drive a stick through the spokes of a Yankee front office that is used to getting what they want.

Lee pitches tonight in his first Ranger start.

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by sleekjet
Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Show Us Your Non-av Photos # 2
Replies: 53
Views: 8816

RE: Show Us Your Non-av Photos # 2

A few images from Vermont, October of 2009 <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/avermont1.jpg" width="469" height="640" border="0"/><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/avermont2.jpg" width="639" height="433" border="0"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/album...

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by sleekjet
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Problem Getting Photo Ready For A Client
Replies: 5
Views: 4316

RE: Problem Getting Photo Ready For A Client

Thanks, guys. I'm learning a lot.

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by sleekjet
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Problem Getting Photo Ready For A Client
Replies: 5
Views: 4316

RE: Problem Getting Photo Ready For A Client

Thanks so much, Dave.

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by sleekjet
Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Problem Getting Photo Ready For A Client
Replies: 5
Views: 4316

Problem Getting Photo Ready For A Client

I've run into a problem that hasn't ever happened with sending in hi-res photos to buyers. Southwest Airlines wants to purchase 3 of my shots for their 2011 calendar. I have done business with them before on other calendars...and never had this problem. They want the photos at 300 dpi or greater. I ...

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by sleekjet
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Drives A Pickup?
Replies: 59
Views: 4304

RE: Who Drives A Pickup?

2008 Honda Ridgeline...love it...wish it came with a V-8. <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/IMG_2921_1.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/IMG_2921_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/IMG_2921_1....

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by sleekjet
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Show Us What You Drive
Replies: 263
Views: 17270

RE: Show Us What You Drive

Here's my sweetheart: <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/IMG_2921_1.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/IMG_2921_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/tim552/IMG_2921_1.jpg" width="650" height="433" alt="h...

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