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by RetroRoo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another
Replies: 90
Views: 10115

Re: Words in your language that mean completely different/gross/disgusting things in another

In Australia the "c" word is often used as a term of endearment. True fact.

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by RetroRoo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 597979

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

A little baffled at some people above who seem to be sadder about a 737Max8 being destroyed than the people who were inside it...

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by RetroRoo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 2195

Re: The correct Australian city

Airstud wrote:
RetroRoo wrote:
Sydney


Beaten path much? :sarcastic:


People tend to beat a path to somewhere worth travelling to, so...

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by RetroRoo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 2195

Re: The correct Australian city

And before people pipe up with talk of coffee and laneways in the world's second-most liveable city (the flat plain that hosts Victoria's capital city), Sydney is clearly Australia's primo metropolis.

*Mods: Please close thread. Question answered.

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by RetroRoo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 2195

Re: The correct Australian city

if you're extremely easily impressed.

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by RetroRoo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia plans to execute "uppity" women
Replies: 40
Views: 2311

Re: Saudi Arabia plans to execute "uppity" women

All cultures are not equal. Capital punishment *especially* for non-capital crimes is utterly barbaric and neolithic. Saudi Arabia is a completely backward and broken country. They're not the only ones but perhaps that's another thread.

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by RetroRoo
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Government in Meltdown
Replies: 21
Views: 1558

Re: Australian Government in Meltdown

What is tough exactly at the moment in Australia ? I've read about the new PM in the guardian, a liberal being against gays marrying, how strange. Make that a capital "L", Liberal is the name of the political party, it differs from the casual American political definition. So clearly noth...

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by RetroRoo
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Government in Meltdown
Replies: 21
Views: 1558

Re: Australian Government in Meltdown

Honestly, our system is fundamentally broken. The new Prime Minister Scott Morrison will no doubt be a formidable opponent to the Labor opposition, but what an uninspiring rabble. We deserve better, frankly.

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by RetroRoo
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Government in Meltdown
Replies: 21
Views: 1558

Australian Government in Meltdown

https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/b5ab13759646cc481f933832809618dd?width=1024 Australia looks like it will get its 8th Prime Minister in 11 years tomorrow. A leader hasn't completed a term in office without being rolled since the election of Prime Minister John Howard in 2004. For those playing a...

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by RetroRoo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 36
Views: 1460

Re: Most Annoying Sound

Human beings whispering to each other. Infinitely more annoying than speaking at a normal volume.

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by RetroRoo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Seatac Crash Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

Seatac Crash Thread

Hello mods and a.net pals, Just on the Seatac crash I wonder if it might be a good idea to pin something to the thread to help direct people to crisis support and suicide prevention services in various countries? It's certainly what health professionals recommend here in Australia when reporting on ...

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by RetroRoo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100453

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

How terribly, terribly sad.

A note of caution to other posters that we should continue to discuss this with sensitivity.

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by RetroRoo
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Battle of the Virgin's: London - Hong Kong -Sydney. Who's red hot - Virgin Atlantic or Australia?
Replies: 4
Views: 6595

Re: Battle of the Virgin's: London - Hong Kong -Sydney. Who's red hot - Virgin Atlantic or Australia?

I walked straight up to a check in agent, this is Australia after all, so nothing so advanced as automatic check in machines for international travellers….. Sorry? Weird Australian slur aside, Virgin Australia is truly atrocious. Low-cost trash with delusions of premium, I had one good flight with ...

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by RetroRoo
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight
Replies: 47
Views: 2348

Re: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight

I know a couple of people who have. They had absolutely no problems. Ah well, that's that problem solved. *dusts off hands* Honestly, you don't know what you're talking about. The number of families I have seen absolutely torn apart by social conservatism towers over the number of families I've see...

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by RetroRoo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America's role in the world
Replies: 44
Views: 2330

Re: America's role in the world

Gosh I hope so. Let China take the lead and be the military and political leader of the World for a while. Thanks to our geography we're pretty safe. It'll be better for everyone. The United States is the greatest force for good this world has ever known. This is why the current occupant of the Whi...

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by RetroRoo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight
Replies: 47
Views: 2348

Re: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight

As the saying goes: I came out as gay to my conservative friend and nobody shunned me. Yeah, come out as gay to a conservative family and get back to me. :roll: I know a couple of people who have. They had absolutely no problems. Ah well, that's that problem solved. *dusts off hands* Honestly, you ...

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by RetroRoo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stop being triggered all the time
Replies: 71
Views: 2632

Re: Stop being triggered all the time

Cloistering yourself in a news-less 'safe space' sounds pretty triggered to me, pal.

There are many powerful people who are counting on people like you switching off and disengaging from current events. Don't give them the satisfaction.

Meh, my two cents.

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by RetroRoo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight
Replies: 47
Views: 2348

Re: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight

VTKillarney wrote:
As the saying goes:
I came out as gay to my conservative friend and nobody shunned me.


Yeah, come out as gay to a conservative family and get back to me.

:roll:

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by RetroRoo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight
Replies: 47
Views: 2348

Re: Is this a first? One guy asks another guy to marry him on board an Argentina domestic flight

How lovely for them.

If, however, my boyfriend ever tried to pull a stunt like this I would bolt for the nearest emergency exit.
A public proposal places an extreme amount of pressure on the proposee. I don't think it's fair.

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by RetroRoo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LGBTQI Christians & Allies
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: LGBTQI Christians & Allies

http://haumc.org


That's awesome.

I wonder if anyone knows any good podcasts? Doesn't have to be LGBT related, I just don't want to be sitting in traffic listening to someone suddenly pivot from 'love thy neighbour' to 'god hates fags', you know?
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Airstud wrote:
These guys got the rainbow flag out too each June:

http://haumc.org


That's awesome.

I wonder if anyone knows any good podcasts? Doesn't have to be LGBT related, I just don't want to be sitting in traffic listening to someone suddenly pivot from 'love thy neighbour' to 'god hates fags', you know?

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by RetroRoo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LGBTQI Christians & Allies
Replies: 4
Views: 426

LGBTQI Christians & Allies

Heya! I really really don't want to start a discussion about the condemnation of homosexuals by the bible. Lots of LGBTQI people out there, like myself, are also christian (and indeed are of many different faiths). I also love hearing stories about how the church embraces LGBTQI people, in the spiri...

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by RetroRoo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 4696

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

Yeah, Europeans had enough of killing each other and wanted some humanity in society, hence no more state-sponsored killing starting within the EU. But yeah: https://images.ecosia.org/fIhA6YYP8ax6L-9YPhl4U_JHNVo=/0x390/smart/http%3A%2F%2Fmetamorphosisproject.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F10%2...

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by RetroRoo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU attitude on death penalty.
Replies: 143
Views: 4696

Re: EU attitude on death penalty.

I'm a little taken aback that apparently not killing people is a European ideal.

I mean... who needs history when we have this thread?

As you were, A.net, as you were...

Jeeeezus.

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by RetroRoo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clothing brands popular with gay men?
Replies: 66
Views: 9236

Re: Clothing brands popular with gay men?

I was wondering, what clothing brands are popular with gay men? I have a family member who is gay (no, he isn't my boyfriend), and I was thinking what clothing brands would be popular among the gay crowd. I am guessing perhaps Calvin Klein is one brand popular among the gay crowd, while I know the ...

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by RetroRoo
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China Southern Airlines Experiences
Replies: 14
Views: 1633

Re: China Southern Airlines Experiences

Very interesting! Seems like if you insulate yourself by bringing your own IFE, and perhaps some decent gourmet food from the airport you can make the most of the flight yourself. I scored a pretty amazing deal (seems to be a theme here) between SYD and JFK in December. We shall see what happens. Th...

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by RetroRoo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China Southern Airlines Experiences
Replies: 14
Views: 1633

China Southern Airlines Experiences

Forgive me if this isn't exactly in the right place. I'm very keen to hear from people about their experiences flying China Southern Airlines long-haul, particularly in economy and premium economy. I'm flying them soon with some family and don't quite know what to expect. Any tips on transiting thro...

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by RetroRoo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: hey girl, hey
Replies: 183
Views: 6238

Re: hey girl, hey

Also a huge shoutout and high five to our fabulous lesbian members on here.

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by RetroRoo
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: hey girl, hey
Replies: 183
Views: 6238

Re: hey girl, hey

Pride is an American season (which I'm very happy to celebrate) but talk to me when the real party begins in February for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras!

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by RetroRoo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: hey girl, hey
Replies: 183
Views: 6238

Re: hey girl, hey

Oh my lord. The trauma of being kicked out of your home for something completely beyond your control, the hurt, the shame, and often - the homelessness, financial instability, and ensuing depression and anxiety. But yeah, sure.. "move on" normal gays. Honestly, your parents have a lot to ...

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by RetroRoo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: hey girl, hey
Replies: 183
Views: 6238

Re: hey girl, hey

Yeah, the Sydney Mardi Gras may have its occasional moments of men and women in skimpy outfits, but nobody is naked, nobody is riding around on a giant phallus. It's a family event that literally has a rainbow families section in it. This is all playing into the ancient and disgusting suggestion tha...

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by RetroRoo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: hey girl, hey
Replies: 183
Views: 6238

Re: hey girl, hey

I lost my family and was kicked out of home even after taking care of my dying mother because I was gay. Duck the religious!!! You just proved my point about not practicing tolerance. A normal person, although hurt by their family, would seek to move on with their life instead of having a vendetta ...

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by RetroRoo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1326

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Also I hope you're planning a trip report !!

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by RetroRoo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: hey girl, hey
Replies: 183
Views: 6238

Re: hey girl, hey

Of course, the opposite is true as well: Nowadays many homosexual (and often times heterosexual) people are critical of if not downright hostile to gays who don't conform to as many gay stereotypes as possible, i.e. "leaving a trail of glitter" as Einsteinboricua so charmingly put it. Ima...

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by RetroRoo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: hey girl, hey
Replies: 183
Views: 6238

Re: hey girl, hey

I get that. I worked with a guy that was gay and had no idea he was gay until about 2 weeks in, and that was with his partner working in the same office. Would never have known from his behaviour. Not that this should be seen as a virtue, of course. The ability to “pass” for straight is seen as a v...

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by RetroRoo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1326

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

If you're based in the city then the nearby neighbourhoods of Surry Hills, and Darlinghurst are filled with cultural institutions, amazing food and wonderful coffee. Just go for a walk in the old winding streets and you're sure to find some gems. The Grounds at Alexandria is beautiful and extremely ...

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by RetroRoo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: hey girl, hey
Replies: 183
Views: 6238

Re: hey girl, hey

Bigstud69 wrote:
That we enable and normalize homosexuality.


The existence of the human race enables homosexuality. It's as natural as anything else in the natural world. You're yelling at clouds, mate.

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by RetroRoo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: hey girl, hey
Replies: 183
Views: 6238

Re: hey girl, hey

If I see people ganging up on one side I'll try and debate the other just for the sake of keeping it interesting and sharpening my understanding of the issues. Sometimes its a good way to learn about those you vehemently disagree with. People like Jetero (and you to some extent) don't do that, but ...

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by RetroRoo
Tue May 29, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Crown Flights
Replies: 32
Views: 8214

Re: British Crown Flights

Yes I understand a rescue mission is planned with Charlie personally bringing over a fresh batch of sand paper which we understand is now in short supply in our distant colony! Honestly, you people. You decimate indigenous people, have generations sacrificed for you in war, and you still talk like ...

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by RetroRoo
Mon May 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Crown Flights
Replies: 32
Views: 8214

Re: British Crown Flights

The other thing to remember with the Royal Family is that if visiting a Commonwealth country where The Queen is still head of state then that country will handle the travel arrangements. An important distinction to note, given that since the 1930s there is a separate Crown for each Commonwealth cou...

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by RetroRoo
Tue May 22, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1973

Re: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread

continental004 wrote:
I guess I’m a bad gay too


Literally no one is saying that if you don't watch drag race you're a bad gay.

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by RetroRoo
Sat May 12, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's make NonAv fun again!
Replies: 39
Views: 2349

Re: Let's make NonAv fun again!

Look, you're all welcome on my Rupaul's Drag Race thread ANYTIME, ladies.

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by RetroRoo
Tue May 08, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Visiting VH-OJA at the Wings Over Illawarra Airshow
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Re: Visiting VH-OJA at the Wings Over Illawarra Airshow

HARS is such a national treasure. I had a brilliant time there myself climbing through all the aircraft. And what a treat to have a 744 on display so close to Sydney. The HARS volunteers are exceptional people. Great post and pics!

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by RetroRoo
Tue May 01, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 35050

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

https://youtu.be/n7G5BaQ2Tfw


WHOAH!!

I just saw this video. If this is a sign of the livery to come then this is *extremely* exciting. The flat, bold colours of Henri Matisse, Polynesian iconography. Yes, yes, yes.
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mercure1 wrote:
Video - new visual of TN

https://youtu.be/n7G5BaQ2Tfw


WHOAH!!

I just saw this video. If this is a sign of the livery to come then this is *extremely* exciting. The flat, bold colours of Henri Matisse, Polynesian iconography. Yes, yes, yes.

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by RetroRoo
Tue May 01, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 129
Views: 35050

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Air Tahiti Nui really crammed every single thing they could into their present livery. The flower, the ripples of the sea, the huge white bold titles, the red and white swish of the FP flag. It's all a little....much. Not too much for the 2000's, but a little much as we head toward 2020 and the desi...

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by RetroRoo
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1973

Re: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread

777222LR wrote:
I am also a bad gay. I don't watch it. Doh!


Ladies, just because you're gay doesn't mean you have to watch drag race, and it also doesn't make you a bad gay if you don't either.

Now...

Image

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by RetroRoo
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1973

Re: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread

I think the Vixen is a real contender, and so it Eureka, and Monique, and Aquaria and and ... .. pretty much all of them are contenders. This is an *exceptionally* good season and a marked change from AS3 (and I'm a Trixie fanatic). I think I'm rooting for Eureka, my other faves just aren't cutting ...

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by RetroRoo
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1973

Miss Vanjie... Drag Race Thread

*Spoilers ahead* https://images.popbuzz.com/images/5608?crop=16_9&width=660&signature=9g8SUkSjbPO5cSnmNrktlTkvUF0= It might be shady to suggest there's more than likely a few drag race fans among the members here. Let's be honest, an interest in aviation and an interest in drag are two circl...

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by RetroRoo
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protest of the 2018 Commonwealth Games by indigenous Australians
Replies: 34
Views: 1244

Re: Protest of the 2018 Commonwealth Games by indigenous Australians

I'm dismayed that the mods changed the topic of this thread, but if it must happen can we at least correctly capitalise 'Indigenous Australians'?

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by RetroRoo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95931

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

I'm still not sold on that line of silver on the leading towards the tail. Unless there's a gradient it just looks a little much. Such a good font for the Qantas titles though. So damn good.

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