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by bhill
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 101
Views: 3318

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

Buy Mexico first......THEN Canada.....

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by bhill
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era
Replies: 66
Views: 2097

Re: Portland prepares for city's largest far-right rally of the Trump era

Why??? This is like going to Saudi Arabia and marching with Crosses!! The 1st Amendment does NOT give you the right to instigate a riot....like yelling fire in a theater. Go do it in D.C. where laws are actually made.

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by bhill
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 9842

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

OK...what about hookers? That is legal there as well!

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by bhill
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Replies: 209
Views: 28629

Re: Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets

Southwest [...] the largest customer of the 737 MAX [...] proposed new language in the contract with its flight-attendants union that would grant it the flexibility “to fly more narrowbody aircraft types [...] the ability to operate aircraft other than the 737 "would give us the flexibility .....

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by bhill
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 174
Views: 25473

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

Ya know, John Deere will sell that farmer a MUCH MUCH cheaper combine.....

Just Sayin'

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by bhill
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Conspiracy madness as powerfull Political tool.
Replies: 18
Views: 1047

Re: Conspiracy madness as powerfull Political tool.

People are like electrons....lazy..path of least resistance. READ...from multiple sources. And remember...ALL politics are local...

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by bhill
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 64
Views: 3164

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

Why would a munition need an ATOMIC battery? Sure, a space vehicle, but a missile? There are many safer methods to keep any electronics energized when needed...capacitors come to mind....and if they ARE doing this and adding all the mass for shielding...dumb.

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by bhill
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Career change - how old?
Replies: 14
Views: 1039

Re: Career change - how old?

Well...depends on the next recession..;-) I would think ANY age if you are up to it, but to be fair to any employer, how much time can you realistically offer? I plan to pursue a photography income after I "retire," and I think many folk turn their hobby they never had time for into $$. I ...

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by bhill
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Smoke detector battery thread
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Smoke detector battery thread

Couple of things. The detection chambers in smoke/CO alarms contain radioisotopes that decay over time, 10 years is the rule of thumb. I have discovered that 9V Lithium batteries give FAR better performance/lifespan than any other cell.

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by bhill
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri
Replies: 80
Views: 2943

Re: Armed off-duty firefighter halts armed suspect at Walmart store in Missouri

Wait....this person went into a store carrying a RIFLE and put it in a shopping cart and then proceeded to shop?? Was it loaded? Either way, I question this person's judgement. A sidearm in a holster...sure..but this is just weird....

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by bhill
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 7884

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

We are told in my city NOT to put waxed/coated cardboard cartons in the recycling bin....

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by bhill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis
Replies: 23
Views: 1213

Re: FDR Solves The Mortgage Crisis

Wasn't a lot of this done under Bush with GOP congress? Clinton modified the Housing & Community Development Act signed by Carter that started the Subprime loan market. Okie Nope.....easily researched from Wiki.....the CRA did NOT tell lending institutions to LOWER good lending requirements.. &...

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by bhill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity
Replies: 24
Views: 4770

Re: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity

https://www.faa.gov/aero_docs/dtpp/1908 ... ddest=(SNA)



Ohhh Yeahhh.....the John Wayne WEEEEE HAAAAW Take off....!!!
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DL717 wrote:
Forget the brakes...Check out this mess to keep the neighbors happy...

https://www.faa.gov/aero_docs/dtpp/1908 ... ddest=(SNA)



Ohhh Yeahhh.....the John Wayne WEEEEE HAAAAW Take off....!!!

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by bhill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity
Replies: 24
Views: 4770

Re: SNA-takeoff procedure oddity

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Do people really watch these websites, then watch the take-off with binoculars?

GF



Or really long lenses...

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by bhill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32878

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

My suggestion for a fare policy avoiding hidden cities: You buy a ticket that entitles you to fly from A to B, leaving A no earlier that a specified start time and arriving at B no later than a specified arrival time. As long as these conditions are met, the airline may put you on any flight or fli...

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by bhill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 32878

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

Fuck 'em...if I paid money for the trip...tough shit. Adjust the pricing. They SURE as hell will not give us a break if we DO need to change. Airline ticket pricing is like the Pharmaceutical Industry...

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by bhill
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Uber sues NYC over cap
Replies: 34
Views: 2551

Re: Uber sues NYC over cap

Medallions??? Surprised there is not a TV series like The Sopranos, because this has all kinds of chances for the mob to make a killing...

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by bhill
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People
Replies: 624
Views: 29721

Re: Mueller Speaks: Barr Mislead the American People

Mueller did NOT investigate COLLUSION...because that is not a legal term...You must not have watched the proceedings. The word you are looking for is CONSPIRACY.

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by bhill
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted
Replies: 36
Views: 1884

Re: Federal moratorium on the death penalty has been lifted

This is WRONG...The State does not / should not have the right to kill it's citizens. Besides, death is the easy was out, sitting in a box for the rest of your life is MUCH worse punishment.

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by bhill
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Tea Party
Replies: 45
Views: 1501

Re: RIP Tea Party

Tax BREAK of 25%?? If anything with the limit on home ownership and charitable deductions I got screwed. Now, while I did not count on the charitable deductions, nor has it changed what I give, it did help.

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by bhill
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 50
Views: 8667

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

We need this!!!

AIR ASSAULT!!!!

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by bhill
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 2294

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Mustang P-51...and if'n I was rich enough to buy one, I could afford the gas..

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by bhill
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6634

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

W10 is one of the most stable release yet. Keep in mind, you do not OWN the copy you are using, you are LICENSED to use it. if the OS was pre-installed on ANYTHING, format and start from scratch and READ ALL of the prompts during installation, then YOU can decide how the PC phones home...do not acce...

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by bhill
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out
Replies: 48
Views: 1355

Re: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out

Police are NOT militia, they are a CIVILIAN force not under the UCMJ. "The term "militia" derives from Old English milite meaning soldiers (plural), militisc meaning military and also classical Latin milit-, miles meaning soldier." Any other group claiming such is a mob with guns...

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by bhill
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out
Replies: 48
Views: 1355

Re: OR Statehouse shutdown by right wing militia threat after GOP walks out

Time for States such as this to amend their constitutions to enter a NO vote for no shows...

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by bhill
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1926

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

Re-run those numbers if ALL income was taxed the same as wages. The very wealthy do not usually make a "wage." Capital gains are taxed differently

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by bhill
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5999

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Well, FOX needs filler as they NEVER air news on Trumps...issues. To say Imperial is more accurate than Metric is pure bull shit. 10 is TEN....no more..no less. Many of the fractions in Imperial are not exact, and we usually have to round to drop the repeating portion..or worse the infinite non repe...

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by bhill
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness
Replies: 52
Views: 3291

Re: US Economy Drops To No3 in Competitiveness

Seems they need to include stagnant wages as one of the reasons as well..

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by bhill
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 1757

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

I live in Washington State in the NW US, all..well 99% of our electric is hydro or renewable. But for those folk living in other areas where fossil fuels or other burring of stuff to generate electricity is done, it seems to me, to charge the battery, you are just moving the pollution from your plac...

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by bhill
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Increased commercial traffic and existing airspace
Replies: 2
Views: 960

Increased commercial traffic and existing airspace

Good Day All, with the advent of KPAE commercial traffic and existing KBFI and KSEA traffic, has there been changes to approach/departure protocols needed? Especially with inclement weather? It looks to me the the traffic is "just" under the patterns into/out of KSEA. Perhaps it has always...

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by bhill
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansas for possible governor's run
Replies: 71
Views: 3216

Re: Sarah Huckabee Sanders to resign; return to Arkansa for possible governor's run

He needs to put...wait for it...

Kellyanne Conway in that job....then we will TRULY have "alternate news"....

hahahaha

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by bhill
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?
Replies: 91
Views: 3786

Re: Why is the Hyde Amendment so controversial?

Because it was a purely politically motivated bill. I also wonder how all of this Anti-Choice legislation does not run afoul of the prohibition of Bills of Attainder....they do apply to civil rights as well...

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by bhill
Tue May 28, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:
Replies: 24
Views: 5665

Re: Republicans attend rally to carve out new Christian state:

Mexico....they can have Mexico. Lots of Christians there..;-)

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by bhill
Mon May 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so computery?
Replies: 13
Views: 2914

Re: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so conputery?

I think having Gunny Ermey's voice up front with you would be a hoot!. "Dammit maggot!! Keep it on the center line!!"

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by bhill
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.
Replies: 109
Views: 7336

Re: Fox Legal Commentator says trump obstructed justice.

casinterest wrote:
Trump will be arrested when he is out of office for his campaign finance violations.
He may be pardoned by the sitting president, but he will be charged.



Only Federal Convictions can be pardoned...NY State is on deck.....

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by bhill
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38411

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

They didn't charge. We were told on many occasions to accept the findings of the Mueller report. I am. Who isn't now? You? It's time to govern. Imagine what can be done right now from a democrats perspective. Trump is anxious to make deals. He'd probably accept some stuff most republicans would be ...

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by bhill
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!
Replies: 803
Views: 38411

Re: Mueller's Investigation/Report Complete!

All I can really say is could you folks just give the tax forms non issue a break? Repeat after me. THERE IS NO LEGAL REASON FOR TRUMP TO RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS. End of story. The narrative from the democratic left and their media (CNN and MSNBC) for the last 2 1/2 years has been extreme and irrat...

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by bhill
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 13923

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

One ship does not a fleet make....and Command by Committee? These two items need to be figgured out first. Will this fleet fall under NATO Supreme Command?

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by bhill
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Ranger - 2019 in the United States
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Ford Ranger - 2019 in the United States

I own a 2011 Ranger. Nice truck. I have a 7' bed and my Ranger was called a "compact pickup...what changed? The new Ranger can be had with a 7' bed as well, and it is now a "midsize..." I think it is really a crossover with the last 1/3 of the cabin lopped off....and the ONLY reason ...

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by bhill
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Ranger - 2019 in the United States
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

Re: Ford Ranger - 2019 in the United States

I own a 2011 Ranger. Nice truck. I have a 7' bed and my Ranger was called a "compact pickup...what changed? The new Ranger can be had with a 7' bed as well, and it is now a "midsize..." I think it is really a crossover with the last 1/3 of the cabin lopped off....and the ONLY reason F...

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by bhill
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PIREP question
Replies: 3
Views: 950

PIREP question

Good Day, I was checking out the crazy weather over Colorado and came accross this: Urgent PIREP B733 Obs Time: 2019-04-10T19:54:00Z Turb intensity: SEV Flight level: 350 Urgent PIREP: PUB UUA /OV PUB250050/TM 1954/FL350/TP B733/TB SEV MTW/RM LOST 4500FT-ZDV What does the "RM LOST 4500FT" ...

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by bhill
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718363

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Question about MCAS circuit and the electric stab trim thumb switches. Are they on separate circuits? That is, if you power off MCAS, does that also make the thumb switches inoperable? And for the manual trim wheel, how much force is needed to move them at the velocity this airplane may have been tr...

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by bhill
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin Popularity USA
Replies: 30
Views: 1926

Re: Putin Popularity USA

It's COLONEL Putin...once KGB...ALWAYS KGB.

That should speak volumes for his popularity.

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by bhill
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716092

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Does anyone know if the FDR will show the status/positions if the MCAS enable/disable setting? And the thumbwheel use for that matter.

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by bhill
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716092

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

For those of you folks saying the pilots were not aware of the MCAS "feature," that is true up to the first crash. If memory serves, Boeing sent a NOTAM or other communication explaining what it is and what to do if this issue occurs. Now, FIVE MONTHS LATER, it happens again. So, it would ...

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by bhill
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NC Governor delays Voter ID until 2020 election.
Replies: 24
Views: 1198

Re: NC Governor delays Voter ID until 2020 election.

Lets do this...based on iloveboeing's vigorous research, he MUST have come to the conclusion that ONLY voters that are registered Republicans MUST present ID to vote. Because they are the only voter block caught committing voter fraud.

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by bhill
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716092

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

One thing I have been wondering...and bothering me a ton. Why now? This model has been in service for TWO years! If the only thing that has changed over the years is the Humans operating it.....

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by bhill
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union
Replies: 115
Views: 16123

Re: Southwest Files Lawsuit Against Mechanics Union

Yes I think you did. I did not intend to infer that Delta is golden, doesn't make mistake, or is immune from market forces. I was referring to their decision to pay large profitsharing (for the last several years) to get ahead of employee discontent. In times like these, airlines have to share the ...

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by bhill
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project
Replies: 235
Views: 32576

Re: Reuters: Rolls Royce withdraws bid for Boeing NMA project

Prolly a smart idea...one L1011 design issue is enough.

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by bhill
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Play Pinball?
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Do You Play Pinball?

Mata Hari.....best table ever...Slapshot was cool as well....

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