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by Yorkie
Fri Sep 30, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Celebrities On A.net
Replies: 26
Views: 5107

RE: Celebrities On A.net

I am a teapot and eat hamsters. My ambition in life is to be thrown out of the UK Labour Party conference (nah that's too easy) or run against Gerhardt Schroeder in the German elections (not challenging enough either?)

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by Yorkie
Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite Aircraft (Not In Production)
Replies: 39
Views: 6294

RE: Favourite Aircraft (Not In Production)

B742, you said aircraft not airliner, right?

1. Lockheed Constellation, any variant will do
2. DHC Beaver
3. C-97, either BOAC or the US Air National Guard

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by Yorkie
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite Airline?
Replies: 76
Views: 10182

RE: Favourite Airline?

Pacific Coastal (B.C.) - go hunt out the pictures yo'selves guys!!

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by Yorkie
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Airline You Flew On?
Replies: 127
Views: 11350

RE: First Airline You Flew On?

BEA Trident 3 G-AWYZ LHR-FCO in 1970 (Yorkie is an old git!)

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by Yorkie
Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My Vote For Most Beautiful Airport Terminal
Replies: 36
Views: 15407

RE: My Vote For Most Beautiful Airport Terminal

Not having travelled extensively outside the US, Canada and West Europe: My favourite is <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> International terminal unless I have to fly home  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/grumpy.gif" alt="gr...

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by Yorkie
Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, LGW, STN Or LCY?
Replies: 20
Views: 5239

RE: LHR, LGW, STN Or LCY?

Yep HT, I'll stay on the south side at <acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), United Kingdom">LCY</acronym> as well, and you're right about the car park, although I prefer the north for the following reasons: 1) Far better (ie possible!) for westerly landings 2) More extensive panoramic view 3)...

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by Yorkie
Wed Sep 28, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR, LGW, STN Or LCY?
Replies: 20
Views: 5239

RE: LHR, LGW, STN Or LCY?

I'm dubious about 737s in <acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), United Kingdom">LCY</acronym>. I haven't been for some months but even F70 seems to be pushing it. Or have they recently extended the runway? The only passenger jet I've seen amongst the Citations and other small biz is the 146. A...

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by Yorkie
Thu Apr 17, 2003 10:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question For Hardcore Spotters/enthusiasts
Replies: 41
Views: 5459

RE: Question For Hardcore Spotters/enthusiasts

my personality!

(to all pilots reading this - I'm not being serious)

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by Yorkie
Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At LHR (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 2915

RE: Photography At LHR (again)

Can confirm <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> deck still shut today. The shop has a notice suggesting visiting them at the Visitor Centre instead. Ned can you give an update on the west side of <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom...

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by Yorkie
Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aviation Photographer In Iceland...
Replies: 7
Views: 3669

RE: Aviation Photographer In Iceland...

Probably not much help Dan since I last went in the '70s (no NOT the 1870s). Well anyway, <acronym title="Reykjavik (REK), Iceland">REK</acronym> is a compact airport close to the town. It could just about take a 727 in those days. It's hard to imagine much problem as roads go right past, however un...

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by Yorkie
Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Flight Was Delayed Because Of...?
Replies: 65
Views: 9976

RE: Your Flight Was Delayed Because Of...?

A few years back my flight <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> - <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX</acronym> was delayed. The reason given was that they had repainted some ...

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by Yorkie
Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Particular Aircraft Do You Hate Most?
Replies: 72
Views: 6691

RE: Which Particular Aircraft Do You Hate Most?

any plane that brings me back from Vancouver.

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by Yorkie
Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Terrorist Alert & Photographers
Replies: 34
Views: 6046

RE: Terrorist Alert & Photographers

I can't speak for the present but I spent 3 weeks at many locations around <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> in September with no problems. I did get 'checked out' at the South terminal on one occasion by two cool kids with dark glasses ...

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by Yorkie
Thu Feb 20, 2003 1:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Questions Regarding CVG And MCO
Replies: 10
Views: 2834

RE: Questions Regarding CVG And MCO

According to the Air-Britain magazine a couple of issues back, at <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> you need to report to airport security on arrival, preferably letting them know in advance. You are then issued with a photo-id pass. Viewing i...

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by Yorkie
Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Army Gone From LHR?
Replies: 9
Views: 2128

RE: Army Gone From LHR?

I passed through <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> yesterday evening. There was a notice on the entrance to to (non) viewing area, stating it was shut due to Security situation but that the Visitor Centre on the North Side was open. Just how they would cop...

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by Yorkie
Tue May 28, 2002 6:00 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Info Plse On 747sp, LGW Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 2261

Info Plse On 747sp, LGW Sunday

Typical. Having spent the afternoon under the approach at LGW on Sunday, braving the heavy showers for nowt of interest except a Lotus (SU-) A320 and Pegasus 738, what do I see as I headed north on the train? An SP on approach (approx 1630). I'm curious to know whose and what it was operating (only ...

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by Yorkie
Sat May 25, 2002 4:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: European Airports...'do-able' On Foot?
Replies: 11
Views: 2584

RE: European Airports...'do-able' On Foot?

I have walked right round Naples a couple of times. You get a good mix of airliners and military and get good shots if they are landing towards the town. Part of the walk is through slum areas and you get pestered by groups of kids trying to sell you vegetables. This was before ATI merged with Alita...

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by Yorkie
Fri Apr 19, 2002 5:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: For You, Which Is The Paradaise For Aviation Spot?
Replies: 11
Views: 4218

RE: For You, Which Is The Paradaise For Aviation Spot?

Interesting choice Gabo, you are well travelled, as for me I haven't been farther east than Rome, or south than your own MEX, which I enjoyed apart from not feeling at home due to security, taxi journeys, city noise and food (spent one day out of 4 in the bathroom) I like nice weather. I like places...

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by Yorkie
Fri Apr 19, 2002 5:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Time Of Year For Aviation Photography?
Replies: 8
Views: 6079

RE: Best Time Of Year For Aviation Photography?

Here in the UK I like the Spring (i.e. right now!!!) Don't often get days of complete rain (in fact some eastern parts of the UK had their first rain today for about 3 weeks!) Not sooo cold that I have to wear gloves and woolly hat and 10 jumpers which weigh me down when carrying spotting gear. Not ...

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by Yorkie
Thu Apr 18, 2002 4:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tony Blair BAW 777 Video At CLL
Replies: 6
Views: 3086

RE: Tony Blair BAW 777 Video At CLL

Not using my tax payers money he don't!!!!

Rumour has it he can only fly in a wide-body as his grin won't fit anything smaller.

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by Yorkie
Thu Apr 18, 2002 4:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 767s Leave BHX
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

RE: 767s Leave BHX

they are (were) G-BNWW and WY and both were in Union Flag / Chatham Historic Dockyard scheme. Surprising to me that one of these relatively new aircraft is going to be retired from BA for good. The third of the retirements in this batch WX was returned a few weeks back and it is flying LHR services ...

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by Yorkie
Wed Apr 17, 2002 4:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Questions As For Something News?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 2098

RE: Questions As For Something News?!?

Leave man the poor alone, best he's only doing.

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by Yorkie
Wed Apr 17, 2002 4:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 10 Days - Where Should I Go?
Replies: 3
Views: 3264

RE: 10 Days - Where Should I Go?

How come a Brit is the only one answering? In the 70s and 80s I did the rounds in Arizona a few times. I'd start with the museum at Chino, then head for PHX / TUS area - plenty of places including Davis-Monthan AFB which has a museum and loads of scrap yards plus rows of stored military which you ca...

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by Yorkie
Tue Apr 09, 2002 4:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: STN To Lhr?
Replies: 6
Views: 1854

RE: STN To Lhr?

Last one departs STN at 23.50, arr LHR 01.15. After 20.05 they are approx every 2 hours. Similar timings in the other direction. This route is far quicker (and probably same cost) as the train and you miss the horrid slow bit on the Tube across London. Just hope there is no accident on the M25! If y...

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by Yorkie
Wed Apr 03, 2002 7:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: E-Mail Re Photos At O'Hare--UNREAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 3767

RE: E-Mail Re Photos At O'Hare--UNREAL!

Good point 2912n. If I was looking for a potential terrorist I would suspect the English shoe-bomber way before any of the Sep11 guys with smart suits in business class. We are ALL potential terrorists for the foreseeable future in the US. What would be the attitude in the UK now if they had targett...

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by Yorkie
Wed Apr 03, 2002 7:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best UK Cargo Operations At Night?
Replies: 6
Views: 3193

RE: Best UK Cargo Operations At Night?

I've heard EMA is good. I also heard of people spending the night at LTN but that was some years back although photography at LTN should be possible. How about Liverpool-Lennon? When I go there are a few HS748 sitting around. I think they are very active at might as it is a main Royal Mail (or Consi...

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by Yorkie
Wed Apr 03, 2002 7:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SEA, DTW, EWR, JFK, AMS, KBP Photography
Replies: 12
Views: 2606

RE: SEA, DTW, EWR, JFK, AMS, KBP Photography

SEA - take the train to the United satellite (I think it's concourse C but was last there in 92 JFK - agreed, Delta by far the best. TWA (nearest International terminal) should be okay too. EWR - far end of C (gates in the 80s) excellent, A also has possibilities DTW - I can only vouch for before No...

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by Yorkie
Wed Apr 03, 2002 6:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Most Scenic U.S. Airport?
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

RE: Most Scenic U.S. Airport?

If you count YVR as within the topic then that's mine.

If we are staying in the US proper then of the ones I have been to:
1. Sky Harbor
2. Albuquerque
3. Tucson Int'l

as I like mountains and clear skies.

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by Yorkie
Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nice Photogenic-airports
Replies: 13
Views: 1765

RE: Nice Photogenic-airports

Assume you enquire about Europe? I tend to migrate south (in the UK) in Winter. The London area has infinite variety. LHR, LGW, LTN, STN, LCY for major airports. Northolt for military / executives. Going down the scale to General Aviation / executives you have Biggin Hill, Elstree, Denham, Redhill, ...

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by Yorkie
Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Edinburgh Rugby Charters
Replies: 21
Views: 1894

RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

Thanks for the correction. I'd look prety silly hanging around GLA if they were landing over the 'dunes'.

Some would say I'd look silly at PIK too - but I'll be there if at all possible.

Also aiming to take in ABZ, INV, Leuchars on the same trip and possibly Wick just for the experience.

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by Yorkie
Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At London City And Stansted?
Replies: 7
Views: 4822

RE: Spotting At London City And Stansted?

LCY is also okay from the south (terminal) side of the dock if you have a good zoom lens. Either train to Silvertown or the 473 bus from Royal Albert to the terminal every 12 minutes. The main morning peak is from around 8 am to 9 30. There is then a steady flow until early afternoon when it gets qu...

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by Yorkie
Sat Mar 23, 2002 5:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At Some Airports I'm Going To
Replies: 3
Views: 3537

RE: Spotting At Some Airports I'm Going To

Pittsburgh is pretty good from the terminal. After security you end up in the centre of a 'cross' shape and there are 4 very long fingers A-D. I think the far end of B is best as the majority of US Air taxi past, although A has its good spots too. The windows are great. E is the commuter terminal bu...

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by Yorkie
Sat Mar 23, 2002 5:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Edinburgh Rugby Charters
Replies: 21
Views: 1894

RE: Edinburgh Rugby Charters

I do hope you get some decent pics to make up for the right hammering you'll get on the pitch. Still aiming for the Champs Cup at GLA. The Gooners are out and the draw means a maximum of 1 English team. Bayer vs one of the 3 Spanish clubs would be my choice although Galatasery could bring some choic...

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by Yorkie
Tue Mar 19, 2002 5:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: All Done - Hell Just Froze Over.
Replies: 20
Views: 2104

RE: All Done - Hell Just Froze Over.

A curious thing just happened. I was reading this thread when my printer burst into life. It started printing some pop-up ad. The only way I can print myself is through File--print. I also use a personal filewall (freeware) and the log file showed a message received from ip address 212.74.112.67 aro...

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by Yorkie
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Your Country Air Force?
Replies: 24
Views: 3095

RE: Your Country Air Force?

Try this link. There are details on every airforce and you will spend hours once you start browsing!

http://www.worldairforces.com/Countries/countriesindex.html

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by Yorkie
Mon Feb 25, 2002 7:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Letter To Charlotte Airport Officials
Replies: 35
Views: 5132

RE: A Letter To Charlotte Airport Officials

A big shame. You guys have my sympathy, I have been to Charlotte 4 times: first was in the Piedmont days, last was 2 years ago and I saw 2 DC3 fly plus the only US Airways DC9 I ever saw in new colours (928). I like the executives too and it is great when the car race is on. I will have to rely on h...

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by Yorkie
Mon Feb 25, 2002 7:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Flying Scotsman At LGW
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

RE: Flying Scotsman At LGW

Loads of OLD Airtours today (Sunday), didn't see the MY but did see two A330 in old scheme. easyJet now appear to have two 737-700 based LGW including their latest ZJK. I went along the perimeter road for the Belavia 134 and got moved on. That's the second time recently but it seems pot luck as I sp...

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by Yorkie
Fri Feb 22, 2002 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Major Air Show?
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

RE: Next Major Air Show?

Just got the first dates in Air Britain News, out today. Also the latest issue of Pilot Magazine has a worldwide calendar. Unless you want to go to Ca or Fla, the show season doesn't start in earnest for some months in the Us. However, there is a show at Whiteman AFB, Mo, with the Thunderbirds on 9 ...

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by Yorkie
Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Stuttgart (EDDS/STR) Photography
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

RE: Stuttgart (EDDS/STR) Photography

Haven't been since Dec 2000. *** IF *** the viewing deck is still open you can get good airliner shots taxying and on take-off. STR has few gates. There is also the end of the runway (around 20 minutes walk) although I haven't been there for some years. That's where you would need to be as the Corpo...

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by Yorkie
Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting Habits
Replies: 19
Views: 1393

RE: Spotting Habits

It's a good healthy day out and as cheap or expensive as you want. Some rare aircraft make it all the better. In Winter I tend to stay in the South of England. I take gloves, coffee flask, reggie books or printouts from my PC, bobble hat, book of puzzles, telescope and binoculars in case telescope i...

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by Yorkie
Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Safety When Spotting At LHR
Replies: 25
Views: 4577

RE: Safety When Spotting At LHR

The train is really expensive especially if you want to make an early start. And the Heathrow Express is what we call a tourist trap (for people on business expenses or don't know an alternative). From Oxford the best way in my view (quickest door-to-door and cheapest) is the City of Oxford X70 expr...

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by Yorkie
Tue Feb 05, 2002 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Major Airports Can You Deboard With Stairs?
Replies: 83
Views: 6159

RE: What Major Airports Can You Deboard With Stairs?

Here's a quiz question - is there an airport where you can ONLY use airstairs? I can suggest some candidates both in the same country. Many years ago Naples had no gates. I haven't been there since ATI used Fokker 27 which dates my info. I think Pisa was similar. More recently (about 3 years ago) I ...

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by Yorkie
Tue Feb 05, 2002 5:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Manchester
Replies: 13
Views: 1740

RE: Manchester

I go there without a car these days (Rarely in Winter though!) If it is dry then the official viewing area and enthusiast shop on level 13 of the T1 car park is best. To my knowledge this is the only airport where the OFFICIAL viewing area is also the car park! Some people also use the smaller car p...

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by Yorkie
Tue Feb 05, 2002 4:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Viewing Area Closure
Replies: 24
Views: 2054

RE: Viewing Area Closure

I can't back up Joe's comments on DTW / Al Queda. However it is a fact that Dearborn (about 8 miles from Metro) has the largest Muslim population in the US. So it is quite likely that they have tightened up. A pity since I am a fan of DTW (100+ DC9 still active is a good enough reason for me) and I ...

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by Yorkie
Tue Feb 05, 2002 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does KLM Stand For?
Replies: 9
Views: 2785

RE: What Does KLM Stand For?

Keeps Losing Money

:D

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by Yorkie
Tue Feb 05, 2002 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Major Airports Can You Deboard With Stairs?
Replies: 83
Views: 6159

RE: What Major Airports Can You Deboard With Stairs?

Further to NJ Turnpike's post. I believe Madrid is statistically one of the most likely (if not THE) most in Europe - that is, until the new terminal is built. I've been 3 times and it has happened on each occasion.

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by Yorkie
Thu Jan 31, 2002 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Shoe Explosive Attempt?
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Another Shoe Explosive Attempt?

Please mark for delete if this has been posted. Heard a news flash - a man was stopped at SFO with possible explosives in his shoes but managed to get away. The airport has been evacuated. As with all early press stories, treat with suspicion. Now you know why I bang on about supporting zero toleran...

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by Yorkie
Tue Jan 29, 2002 6:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: America V UK (Photography Since Sep 11th)
Replies: 20
Views: 2192

RE: America V UK (Photography Since Sep 11th)

I have a feeling I might be unpopular for saying this but anyway. In the UK it has settled down and little if anything has changed. Partly because the hobby is well-known, very popular and almost impossible to stamp out. Plus, we tend not to need much in the way of special facilities as most airport...

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by Yorkie
Tue Jan 29, 2002 5:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane Spotting Why?
Replies: 37
Views: 3104

RE: Plane Spotting Why?

The important thing to me is that you have a healthy interest in life which you can take off with and relax as you see fit. Some people spend hours trying to catch fish. Some collect postage stamps. In England some people knock my hobby and poke fun. It often turns out that they have shallow lives w...

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by Yorkie
Thu Jan 17, 2002 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does SAS Always Change The Reg's?
Replies: 8
Views: 2331

RE: Why Does SAS Always Change The Reg's?

I think it's because the airline is jointly-held by the 3 participating states. I have read that they need to maintain the balance and as older types get retired so there has to be a 're-shuffle' amongst the country of registration to maintain each country's holding. They tend to re-register batches...

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