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by britman
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Color Blindness?
Replies: 23
Views: 9709

RE: Color Blindness?

I Drive at Manchester Ringway (uk), on my driving test medical i had to pass the colour test,i was succesful unfortunately my colleague had problems distinguishing certain colours as he is colour blind, he did NOT pass therefore did not obtain his airside driving permit. as for pilots i would think ...

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by britman
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer Injured At MAN
Replies: 7
Views: 3962

RE: Engineer Injured At MAN

Not a very nice accident at all, i am glad that he is ok and will pull through, yes it is a very dangerous environment that all airside employees work in and should definitely respect the territory they work in.I do remember driving past stand 60 where this incident happened, the apron on 60 was all...

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by britman
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Worst Job In Maintenance
Replies: 178
Views: 22394

RE: Worst Job In Maintenance

On the topic of leaving a mess, the cabin crew made just as bigger mess as the passengers on some airlines. dont get me started on that one.

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by britman
Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Worst Job In Maintenance
Replies: 178
Views: 22394

RE: Worst Job In Maintenance

I am no technician so i cant comment on that but for cleaning the inside of Aircraft cabins especially after a long-haul can be pretty mucky, after a few hundred people have got off an airbus a-330 for example G-SMAN (monarch) or OY-VKF (mytravel), certain jobs can be quiet repulsive the worst havin...

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by britman
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: On YouTube (permission)
Replies: 2
Views: 2750

On YouTube (permission)

I was on YouTube and i saw this video... is it ok to put clips taken by members / photographers on this video site without permission? <a href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fy-495koEME&mode=related&search=" target=_blank>http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fy-495koEME&mode=related&search=</a> just curiou...

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by britman
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.
Replies: 30
Views: 20392

RE: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.

Eksath:

No problem my friend, Maybe i was confused i do not know, thanks for the pictures.

Happy Flying  Wink

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by britman
Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.
Replies: 30
Views: 20392

RE: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.

Some Pictures of the Aircraft in question. <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/liverpool2005/virgin4.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/liverpool2005/virgin4.jpg" width=650 height=418 alt="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/liverpool2005/virgin4.jpg" ...

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by britman
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BYAG Britannia Girona Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 6659

RE: G-BYAG Britannia Girona Crash

Quoting Britman (Reply 8): i too am very glad no-one perished on the girona flight. Unfortunately an 84yr old gentleman, who suffered some severe (undiagnosed) injuries in the crash, died just a couple of days after the accident from a heart attack. The Coroner at the inquest recorded a verdict of '...

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by britman
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.
Replies: 30
Views: 20392

RE: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.

ok ok.. its just that about 12 months ago i found a picture on here of the A/C in question with a beast on its back..i can not find that pic now...if i hadnt seen the picture i wouldnt have mentioned it...its no big deal my friends.no problem.

Happy flying.

Britman

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by britman
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.
Replies: 30
Views: 20392

RE: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.

<a href="http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=G-VMIA&distinct_entry=true" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...gsearch=G-VMIA&distinct_entry=true</a> i know its so sad. i also believe it was one of the 747 's that used to carry the Shuttle on its back. I was onboard...

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by britman
Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.
Replies: 30
Views: 20392

Virgin Atlantic G-VMIA-Scrapped.

This has been copied and posted/pasted from a previous topic i posted regarding an a/c that i have flown on that is no no longer flying due to an accident in Girona, This post however is a post/vid-clip of an airliner that is no longer flying as it has been scrapped. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/...

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by britman
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BYAG Britannia Girona Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 6659

RE: G-BYAG Britannia Girona Crash

I have also flown on another Airliner that is no longer with us: Virgin atlantic Boeing 747-123 (G-VMIA). it has changed its name and carrier a few times, when i flew on her she was called MIAMI MAIDEN, then she was called the Queen of the sky and then The spirit of sir freddie. <a href="http://www....

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by britman
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BYAG Britannia Girona Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 6659

RE: G-BYAG Britannia Girona Crash

thanks for the replies. i too am very glad no-one perished on the girona flight. UK-Dispatcher, thanks , i,ll look on my youtube page and look at the vids in question. thanks all for taking the time out to view my vid. BA787: take a peek at this: <a href="http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/brit226/ph...

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by britman
Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BYAG Britannia Girona Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 6659

G-BYAG Britannia Girona Crash

I was just looking through some of my old Holiday videos when i came across a clip of me boarding an aircraft with the reg: G-BYAG, with me frequenting aviation websites often just like this one, i typed the reg number in and found out it was the one that sadly skidded off the runway at Girona in sp...

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by britman
Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Crash Investigation?
Replies: 20
Views: 6460

RE: Air Crash Investigation?

Also watched tonight on The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Channel the programme about the SCHIPOL DISASTER and at present on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC a programme about United Airlines flight 811 that had its Cargo door ripped off ripping out rows of seats.

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by britman
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Crash Investigation?
Replies: 20
Views: 6460

RE: Air Crash Investigation?

I also remember a Programme i used to watch called Black Box, i had a few on video but have not seen them on DVD as of yet but i,m sure it is available on that format.Black Box was on sky and on Channel 4 (UK).

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by britman
Fri May 12, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Directions ToEnd Of MAN Runway
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

RE: Directions ToEnd Of MAN Runway

it was so good i went again today, shoulders are definitely sore at the moment but i dont care, well worth it.

take care my fellow friends

ste

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by britman
Thu May 11, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Directions ToEnd Of MAN Runway
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

RE: Directions ToEnd Of MAN Runway

hi there. i went to the SPOT today, found it with no problem today, excellent directions, was impressed with the view considering the foliage around the place. weather helped alot (burnt shoulders),nice and sunny,i could,nt believe the amount of wake turbulence you get when A/C are inbound overhead....

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by britman
Tue May 09, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Directions ToEnd Of MAN Runway
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

RE: Directions ToEnd Of MAN Runway

Thanks for the great info: Brian: thanks for the pictures (google earth), i went on google earth yesterday and had a good look as to where i went wrong, the pictures where there in front of me yet i still couldnt find that spot. JID: thanks for the link to the ringway report website, very informativ...

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by britman
Tue May 09, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Directions ToEnd Of MAN Runway
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

Directions ToEnd Of MAN Runway

Hi there fellow enthusiasts. if at all possible i would like directions to the end of manchesters runways. i have noticed several photos on A.NET taken from the very end of the runway of aircraft departing directly overhead,they are excellent shots. last friday i drove down to <acronym title="Manche...

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by britman
Mon Oct 24, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bellview Airlines (Nigeria) 737 Crash
Replies: 112
Views: 24949

RE: Bellview Airlines (Nigeria) 737 Crash

why do people who come on here and have to find the photo or ask for a photo of the a/c that went down ? why is is that when there were earlier reports of 50 or so survivors,people where saying it was good news, no news is good news when it involves civilians dying in such an horrific way, its not g...

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by britman
Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 First Flight Thread!
Replies: 261
Views: 31643

RE: The A380 First Flight Thread!

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME !!!!

Just thought to myself as it took off, every air enthusiast on this planet was as one holding their breath.

airbus.superb and WELL DONE.

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by britman
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Manchester (yeah) 19-20th February
Replies: 31
Views: 3921

RE: Manchester (yeah) 19-20th February

hopefully when i get to <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> <acronym title="Wilkes-Barre / Scranton - International (AVP / KAVP), USA - Pennsylvania">AVP</acronym> which will be very shortly i,ll give you a shout and maybe someone cud give...

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by britman
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Manchester (yeah) 19-20th February
Replies: 31
Views: 3921

RE: Manchester (yeah) 19-20th February

i was at the <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> Viewing park myself yesterday (20th feb) along with my fuji-finepix camera, i really should not go in future until i get myself a much better camera,many times i have taken what i thought wh...

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by britman
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collision At MAN - Wingtips Only
Replies: 21
Views: 6484

RE: Collision At MAN - Wingtips Only

hello a.netters. if you want the hyped -up story just read todays friday 5 of november edition of the Daily mirror....how dramatic they made it..one media source says its a wing tip collision whilst taxi-ing out to the runway...and one source "daily mirror" says it was hurtling down the runway when ...

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by britman
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yesterdays MAN Crash And The Media
Replies: 26
Views: 6835

RE: Yesterdays MAN Crash And The Media

i also read the report.(daily mirror)..what a load of garbage the media throw out. maybe next week it,ll be " boeing 757 found on the moon"..who remembers the story from the tacky uk tabloid called the daily sport from years back regarding the bomber found on the moon, well this story about the wing...

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by britman
Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Fuji Finepix S5100
Replies: 4
Views: 3510

RE: Fuji Finepix S5100

Flygmo: i would go for something else if you want to take photos of the aviation kind, i have a fuji finepix s-5000 and im not impressed...i took loads of photos at manchester uk..and played around with them using different programmes and uploaded them to airliners.net..but every one was rejected..i...

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by britman
Sat Jul 10, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can Anyone Recommend A Good Camera?
Replies: 8
Views: 3569

RE: Can Anyone Recommend A Good Camera?

DONT..buy a fujifinepix s5000, i have uploaded pictures many times...all been rejected, although the pictures look fine too me. for normal photography its a good camera but for aviation i would say its a no-no.

happy hunting.

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by britman
Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Landing Video.. What Airline Is This?
Replies: 30
Views: 19515

RE: Hard Landing Video.. What Airline Is This?

i was on that plane, i am still suffering now  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by britman
Thu May 27, 2004 1:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airliner.net Pics On Another Site
Replies: 4
Views: 7313

RE: Airliner.net Pics On Another Site

hi dazed, i myself too thought it was illegal when i saw them due to certain copyrights,thought i,d bring it to a.nets attention. you have emailed them, nice one.

britman

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by britman
Wed May 26, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airliner.net Pics On Another Site
Replies: 4
Views: 7313

Airliner.net Pics On Another Site

i was just browsing on a website called WEBSHOTS when i came across a page with shots taken from airliners.net,take a peek.

http://community.webshots.com/album/122746317aAUghL

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by britman
Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Visiting Manchester Viewing Park May 14th
Replies: 5
Views: 2529

RE: Visiting Manchester Viewing Park May 14th

i,ve just made yet another vist to Manchester's <acronym title="Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International (AVP), USA - Pennsylvania">AVP</acronym>,( as i live locally and can ), i had yet another great day there, took loads of pictures of her lady G-BOAC,when you see here there on display it really does k...

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by britman
Wed Apr 21, 2004 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Happy Hour At Manchester
Replies: 36
Views: 4648

RE: Happy Hour At Manchester

hi there all u a.netters at man. good reading that thread, i myself have been to all the afore-mentioned spots, they are superb vantage points to view and take pics of a/c, i ve been many times taking snaps with my fuji s5000 but have yet to find the right pic to upload and share with you as i,m sti...

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by britman
Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: More New A380 Images
Replies: 8
Views: 2592

RE: More New A380 Images

wow, good pics, what a beast this baby is going to be, i am trying very hard to imagine just how big this aircraft is going to be when it eventually rolls out as one fully complete bird. its so hard to think how something so big will actually get airborne. once again, great pictures.

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by britman
Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's Your Fav Place To Spot?
Replies: 25
Views: 3296

Spotting

It has to be Manchester, i also thought Zakynthos (greece)was good for spotting too.

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by britman
Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

Lekky-man good pictures there my fellow friend, i particularly like this one, very sharp and crisp picture, how did you geit it that clear? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/488371/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/488...

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by britman
Sun Mar 07, 2004 4:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

Hi Mikec Thanks for your feedback, the camera has all the functions that you have mentioned and at the moment i,m trying nearly everything just to test it out, yes my quality is improving slightly.last time out the weather was overcast but i managed to get some decent shots, well decent by my standa...

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by britman
Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

Hi there again Lekky man sorry to bother you but is there a chance i could look at some of your snaps you have put on the data base here on a.net, i would just like a look to see what quality i have to set my standards too..thanks. Britman  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">

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by britman
Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

Thanks Lekky-man.

once again thanks for the link,hope you are successful at Heathrow,let us know how you get on.

good luck

 Big thumbs up

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by britman
Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

just one other thought i,ve just had and that is, am i setting my expectations to high,there are many fantastic photos on here and i am assuming they are taken with cameras that are probably worth £1000,s thats if you include all the lens,accessories etc, used by proper proffessionals, as i am a beg...

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by britman
Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

Hi Lekky-Man thanks very much for the link, i have tried it (the demo) and it does look like a very good tool, very impressed with the reduction of noise on close up shots, still working on shots of a/c lining up at a distace as they still seem quite fuzzy, i am also trying to work on the sharpness ...

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by britman
Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

Sorry, i forgot to ask this:

during the post-proccessing what actual function do you use to get rid of the grainy-ness?

thanks

Britman

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by britman
Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

Thanks for the info fellow enthusiasts,all comments are welcome. The only photo programme i have at the moment is THE MGI photosuite 3 edition, i,m not sure if its as good as what other users are post-processing with(that is if it you can call it a post-proccessing programme), theres only so much yo...

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by britman
Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

well, for the 3rd time this week i,ve visited Manchester airport to test out my s5000 and i,m not at all happy,i am trying all kinds of settings and i,m just not getting the results. last sunday the weather was perfect,the pix i took that day were not bad,they where just grainy but looking back that...

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by britman
Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

I am the owner of a s5000, i paid a visit to Manchester airport at the weekend to test my camera out, i must say that i,m not really impressed with my results so far, when i zoom in on a certain subject the final result does not seem to clear at all, to much noise i think.i have compared my pictures...

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by britman
Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?
Replies: 23
Views: 4614

RE: Anybody Tried The Fuji S5000?

I am the owner of a s5000, i paid a visit to Manchester airport at the weekend to test my camera out, i must say that i,m not really impressed with my results so far, when i zoom in on a certain subject the final result does not seem to clear at all, to much noise i think.i have compared my pictures...

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by britman
Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Fans -&gt; EURO2004 Air Portugal Plane Ready
Replies: 14
Views: 3611

RE: Football Fans -> EURO2004 Air Portugal Plane Ready

By the way LUIS with me being a regular visitor to Portugal especially the algarve i tend to look up your photos quite a lot, they are very nice pictures and it brings back many memories, keep up the good work.

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by britman
Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Fans -&gt; EURO2004 Air Portugal Plane Ready
Replies: 14
Views: 3611

RE: Football Fans -> EURO2004 Air Portugal Plane Ready

hi mirage.

my flight number is MON3182 DEPARTING MAN at 07:00 hrs arriving at FARO 10:05..
info would be appreciated, thanks

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by britman
Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Terror Alert At BA
Replies: 7
Views: 2675

RE: Another Terror Alert At BA

Looks like the terrorists have got their wish again, crippling flights and just plain scare-mongering, to me it looks like they are winning their little war against the western world and aviation. Why does this threat seem to be towards this particular aircraft(BA223),it is the same flight number as...

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by britman
Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Fans -&gt; EURO2004 Air Portugal Plane Ready
Replies: 14
Views: 3611

RE: Football Fans -> EURO2004 Air Portugal Plane Ready

As i have said in a previous post, i will be going to Portugal on the 10th june,flying into Faro on a Monarch airlines a/c though i dont know yet whether it will be on an airbus or a boeing, my guess it will be a 757. i too havent got tickets for any of the games but im sure it will be a good experi...

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