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by racko
Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Joins List Of Airlines Changing Cockpit Rules..
Replies: 36
Views: 6993

RE: LH Joins List Of Airlines Changing Cockpit Rules..

Given that United had to change their policy too it apparently was not the law in the US so far.

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by racko
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Change Their Routines In The Cockpit
Replies: 35
Views: 10252

RE: Norwegian Change Their Routines In The Cockpit

Looks like the "It's the law in the US" information is false:

https://twitter.com/BrianSumers/status/581248183340236800/photo/1

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by racko
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Change Their Routines In The Cockpit
Replies: 35
Views: 10252

RE: Norwegian Change Their Routines In The Cockpit

Honestly, how do you stop someone who is authorized to be in the cockpit from crashing the plane? You can't. With this 2 person rule implemented you just eliminate the "rogue pilot alone in the cockpit crashes aircraft" scenario by adding the "rogue <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym...

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by racko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8
Replies: 275
Views: 60866

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mila" class="quote" target="_blank">mila</a> (<a href="#98" class="quote">Reply 98</a>):<br/><i>Still no name of the co-pilot, could he be a rad...

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by racko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8
Replies: 275
Views: 60866

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8

FO deliberately initiated the descent and deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit.

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by racko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8
Replies: 275
Views: 60866

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8

BEA currently confirming the NYT report. The FO was in the seat, Captain outside the cockpit.

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by racko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8
Replies: 275
Views: 60866

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/capri" class="quote" target="_blank">capri</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>We haven't heard from military what the interc...

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by racko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8
Replies: 275
Views: 60866

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/curlyheadboy" class="quote" target="_blank">curlyheadboy</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>I know even if I'm not an aviation...

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by racko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8
Replies: 275
Views: 60866

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 8

Was too late in the older thread: <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CXfirst" class="quote" target="_blank">CXfirst</a> (<a href="#177" class="quote">Reply 177</a>):<br/><i>Where ...

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by racko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 6
Replies: 242
Views: 56646

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/F9Animal" class="quote" target="_blank">F9Animal</a> (<a href="#232" class="quote">Reply 232</a>):<br/><i>I find it odd that the pilots names ha...

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by racko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 6
Replies: 242
Views: 56646

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hivue" class="quote" target="_blank">hivue</a> (<a href="#189" class="quote">Reply 189</a>):<br/><i>Has a stroke or heart attack, immediately st...

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by racko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 6
Replies: 242
Views: 56646

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 6

If the New York Times is correct then that requires the pilot remaining in the flight to take deliberate steps to lock out the other pilot, correct?

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Unflug" class="quote" target="_blank">Unflug</a> (<a href="#157" class="quote">Reply 157</a>):<br/><i>I'm really not sure about that. The slide ...

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LTC8K6" class="quote" target="_blank">LTC8K6</a> (<a href="#152" class="quote">Reply 152</a>):<br/><i>No mention of ACARS?</i></font></td></tr><...

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Unflug" class="quote" target="_blank">Unflug</a> (<a href="#145" class="quote">Reply 145</a>):<br/><i>I understood that they have NOT yet been a...

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

This press conference is not going well. I think the director just wants to say "I'm not saying anything", but you can guess how the press is going to spin "I can't confirm that the voices are the pilots" into hijacking scenarios etc..

[Edited 2015-03-25 09:25:24]

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

BEA director unwilling to say whether the pilots were speaking during the descent yet.

[Edited 2015-03-25 09:17:40]

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

BEA lead investigator, assisted by BFU and Spanish equivalent

- Technical advisors from Airbus, Germanwings, Lufthansa

- more organization details

- difficult site for an investigation

[Edited 2015-03-25 09:09:04]

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

BEA press conference starting...

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/holzmann" class="quote" target="_blank">holzmann</a> (<a href="#117" class="quote">Reply 117</a>):<br/><i>How many boxes have been found? One? B...

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

Hollande confirms CVR recovered but not yet analyzed, FDR not found yet.

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

BEA press conference delayed to 16:30.

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

Airlive reports that the FDR has been found, but is "severely damaged", with the memory chip "dislodged and missing".

https://twitter.com/airlivenet/status/580732959193473024

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by racko
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5
Replies: 231
Views: 84685

Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 5

The voice recorder is with the BEA in Paris, if there are any leaks they will most likely be in the French press, not the Finnish, Danish or Austrian press...

But the best course of action would be to just wait for their press conference at 16:00...

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by racko
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2
Replies: 256
Views: 96396

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2

Crash site, via "Le Dauphine":

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by racko
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2
Replies: 256
Views: 96396

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2

Summary of the important stuff from the press conference: Timeline 10:01: Departure 10:45: Cruise (FL 380) 10:46: Descent 10:53: Loss of contact (6000 ft) - no distress signal, no ATC contact regarding the descent - Captain has 6000 hours on the A320 - Aircraft had an A-Check yesterday - Flight comp...

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by racko
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2
Replies: 256
Views: 96396

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2

Even more press conference: - 24 years is not too old for an aircraft - <acronym title="Germanwings (Germany)">4U</acronym> continues flying - 24 years is really not too old - Intra-Schengen flight, so no precise numbers on nationalities - no Chinese passengers as far as they know - We are investiga...

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by racko
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2
Replies: 256
Views: 96396

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2

More <acronym title="Germanwings (Germany)">4U</acronym> press conference, now press questions: - They don't know whether there was a distress signal - No idea why they entered the descent - no problems on the earlier flight <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / E...

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by racko
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2
Replies: 256
Views: 96396

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2

Germanwings press conference: Reached cruise at FL380 at 10:45 left that altitude at 10:46 Descent for 8 minutes, ATC lost signal at 10:53 at 6000 ft Aircraft is D-AIPX, delivered 1991 to Lufthansa, with <acronym title="Germanwings (Germany)">4U</acronym> since January 2014 Last A-Check was yesterda...

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by racko
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2
Replies: 256
Views: 96396

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS! Part 2

Apparently no emergency call from the flight deck, ATC activated emergency procedures because of the data they were seeing and the loss of contact.

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by racko
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple - What Will Apple Reveal Tomorrow?
Replies: 107
Views: 4226

RE: Apple - What Will Apple Reveal Tomorrow?

According to the meltdowns on twitter Apple seems to be struggling with livestream technology.

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by racko
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine
Replies: 263
Views: 137904

RE: Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine

Can't make this up. MAH B777 in the Ukraine/Russia border region.

To be honest I'm a bit surprised that there are still airliners flying there given the events in recent days.

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by racko
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 1
Replies: 235
Views: 227579

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 1

Assuming that it is 2:40 Subang time, it has been missing for almost 6 hours. Airliners don't disappear for 6 hours and then reappear.  Sad

[Edited 2014-03-07 16:39:28]

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by racko
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 1
Replies: 235
Views: 227579

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 1

"Malaysia Airlines is currently working with the authorities who have activated their Search and Rescue team to locate the aircraft. "

That does not sound good at all.  

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by racko
Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Light Rail Power Question
Replies: 51
Views: 5527

RE: Light Rail Power Question

In France some tram systems use third-rail that only is switched on when it is covered by a train. Haven't heard of any electrocutions.

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by racko
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New 2014 BMW M3 & M4
Replies: 16
Views: 3587

RE: New 2014 BMW M3 & M4

The color of the <acronym title="ABSA Aerolinhas Brasileiras (Brazil)">M3</acronym> is BMW's legendary Estoril Blue which they have finally brought back again. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a...

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by racko
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New 2014 BMW M3 & M4
Replies: 16
Views: 3587

New 2014 BMW M3 & M4

M3: <a href="http://www.autoblog.nl/gallery/BMW/0_Gelekt/BMW_M3_F80/bmw-m3-f80-gelekt-007.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.autoblog.nl/gallery/BMW/0_Gelekt/BMW_M3_F80/bmw-m3-f80-gelekt-007.jpg" width="650" height="487" alt="http://www.autoblog.nl/gallery/BMW/0_Gelekt/BMW_M3_F80/bmw-m3-f80-g...

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by racko
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GM To Drop Chevrolet Brand In Europe
Replies: 40
Views: 3512

GM To Drop Chevrolet Brand In Europe

<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/05/us-generalmotors-chevy-idUSBRE9B407W20131205" target="_blank">http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...motors-chevy-idUSBRE9B407W20131205</a> Shockingly, <acronym title="Air Slovakia">GM</acronym> seems to have finally realized that there isn't a lowe...

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by racko
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crappy New Heavy Appliances In The US
Replies: 114
Views: 15999

RE: Crappy New Heavy Appliances In The US

Bought both a Miele washer and drier 12 years ago because my grandfather insisted on Miele, basically describing any other brand as throwing money out of the window. Haven't had a problem since.

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by racko
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Italy Coach Crash - 38 Killed
Replies: 4
Views: 1859

RE: Italy Coach Crash - 38 Killed

It's a terrible few weeks for transportation.  

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by racko
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Derailment In Spain
Replies: 72
Views: 4898

RE: Train Derailment In Spain

Apparently the track is very straight for a long time with a speed limit of 200 km/h, which is then reduced to only 80 km/h for this tight bend - and they were too cheap to install an automatic train control system even though it has to be obvious that this a very dangerous segment.

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by racko
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Derailment In Spain
Replies: 72
Views: 4898

RE: Train Derailment In Spain

Reports of up to 35 killed  

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by racko
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train Derailment In Spain
Replies: 72
Views: 4898

RE: Train Derailment In Spain

Looks like a Class 130:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RENFE_Class_130

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by racko
Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Worlds Largest Ship Prepares To Sail
Replies: 34
Views: 3614

RE: Worlds Largest Ship Prepares To Sail

Kinda sad that these new supersized container ships lack any kind of elegance. It looks like just a hull with the bridge just slapped somewhere into the middle. The Batillus linked earlier had something majestic about it, this actually looks cheap. <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/com...

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by racko
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oldest Ship In Regular Commercial Service?
Replies: 32
Views: 10643

RE: Oldest Ship In Regular Commercial Service?

<a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c6/PD_Diesbar.jpg/800px-PD_Diesbar.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c6/PD_Diesbar.jpg/800px-PD_Diesbar.jpg" width="650" height="463" alt="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/t...

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by racko
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow
Replies: 254
Views: 76731

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow

The fire damage to the roof hopefully means that it's not battery-related. A galley fire would be not pleasant, but at least it wouldn't hurt the whole 787 program.

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by racko
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's Best Seller - 2014 Toyota Corolla Unveiled
Replies: 50
Views: 8933

RE: World's Best Seller - 2014 Toyota Corolla Unveiled

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/L0VE2FLY" class="quote" target="_blank">L0VE2FLY</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i> 2014 Toyota 4Runner. </i></font></td></...

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by racko
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World's Best Seller - 2014 Toyota Corolla Unveiled
Replies: 50
Views: 8933

RE: World's Best Seller - 2014 Toyota Corolla Unveiled

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/na" class="quote" target="_blank">na</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i> I am speechless how such cars can become the world´...

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by racko
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming
Replies: 261
Views: 46290

RE: A350 First Flight Official Thread - Live Streaming

Leahy on camera. The lady has to be careful or he's gonna sell her an A380.

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by racko
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2013: Malaysian Grand Prix
Replies: 92
Views: 5883

RE: F1 2013: Malaysian Grand Prix

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Bill142" class="quote" target="_blank">Bill142</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>Did you stop to consider that maybe they w...

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