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by FatCat
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Major Ford failure, Mulally and German transmission company

Powershift transmission was highly publicized in 2009 / 2010 IIRC for the "Large" Ford Range (SMax, Mondeo, Galaxy). During that time I was working at the Volvo dealership - that was together with Ford, and we received a memo, that Powershift would have been available on 2.0 litre diesel (...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?
Replies: 32
Views: 4080

Re: Lockheed and Douglas - Should they have built twinjets?

Natflyer wrote:
And I thought the Douglas DC-9 was a twin jet...

It's not, it has APU!

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Graphing calculators
Replies: 16
Views: 1794

Re: Graphing calculators

There's an app for that. It's not 1993 anymore. Uh, you should tell hp then, they're stuck in 1983 https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-12c-platinum-financial-calculator-p-f2231aa-aba--1 I had a TI, but do not remember the exact model, much probably an 83, it was the only admitted at tests because it ...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BLQ asymmetric loads
Replies: 30
Views: 6683

Re: AA BLQ asymmetric loads

BLQ is not a tourist destination for Americans. They go Italy’s big guns: Rome, Venice, Florence/Pisa/Tuscany and to a lesser extent Milan and Campania. It’s a truly underrated Italian city but also truly authentic and hopefully it stays that way. And the surrounding area is interesting for those i...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1633

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

I'll have a P-47, a Bf-109, a C-133 and an FB-111.

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 28
Views: 1677

Re: My distrust of Samsung

the fact is that Samsung products are inferior in component's quality but Android OS is way way way way better than Apple iOS. I don't think Samsung's components are inferior in quality - don't forget, the screens on the latest iPhones are sourced from...Samsung. You'd think they'd put the same spe...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 28
Views: 1677

Re: My distrust of Samsung

the fact is that Samsung products are inferior in component's quality but Android OS is way way way way better than Apple iOS. Just think about email attachments - iOS has a weird way to manage them, in 2007 / 2008 when I got my first (of many) iPhones, you couldn't attach more than a single file to...

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by FatCat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13413

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

what a sad thing! In your opinion. Personally quite happy to see the inefficient go to the wayside, and make room for the advanced. Yes by the way it's my opinion. But what is the footprint that building a new plane takes? Agree a more modern plane will use less fuel to do the same job. But the who...

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by FatCat
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13413

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

what a sad thing!
passenger widebody panorama is getting day by day more boring.
in the next years, there will be only 4 models at all.

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by FatCat
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2133

Re: Best coupe under 65k

because you can say at parties, I have an Italian sportscar :lol: You are right about Maserati, very temperamental car, very so pretty. But again no, because you wouldn't attempt any party, because either your italian sportscar couldn't take you there, or you'll had spent all your money to repair i...

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by FatCat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 83
Views: 4560

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Agree on the Q400.
Worst long ride so far: UA 764. I found the seats cushions very hard.
Best long ride so far: LH A346.

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by FatCat
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2133

Re: Best coupe under 65k

I gently used Maserati Granturismo. You will be the only one in your neighborhood driving one, and the mere sound of its exhaust will send you into sexual arousal... ;) You know what, you are right. But as a daily driver... I would not recommend. Italian cars are not German cars. You cannot always ...

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best coupe under 65k
Replies: 49
Views: 2133

Re: Best coupe under 65k

I'd have a BMW. For under $ 65000,- you'll have a nice 2 Series (maybe also an M2), a 3 and a 4 too, but not Ms. I'd stay away from the 124. First because it's a FIAT. Second, because it's a FIAT and third, well, it's a FIAT. If you want to experience very rarely happyness, joy and confidence and mu...

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piaggio For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Re: Piaggio For Sale

Leonardo is State owned, it's the old Finmeccanica It's not state-owned; it's a publicly traded company whose largest shareholder is the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finances (30.2% of the shares as of January 30, 2017). The Italian state has a good control of Leonardo; still it remains a public...

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Air Force One Scheme
Replies: 107
Views: 10158

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

I like it.
It's the best livery you'll see on a passenger 748... and it is indeed very similar to TWA's.

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution
Replies: 15
Views: 4173

Re: F-14 Tomcat - design evolution

What a great bird.
Too bad they do not fly anymore.
Imho the F-18 cannot beat the Tomcat on air superiority missions... what are your thoughts?

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piaggio For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Re: Piaggio For Sale

Leonardo is State owned, it's the old Finmeccanica

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7232

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

My Airline, "EuroJet" on AirTycoon4 is more real than this one, lol

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?
Replies: 42
Views: 5140

Re: Who will be running for the next UK prime minister?

wait a moment, why this topic's title is "who will be the next UK PM"? isn't Boris Johnson?
I heard the news this morning on the radio and the speaker said it like he was already elected

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24686

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

I've flown on Delta's 757 TATL on PSA, was a nice ride, but indeed, not the best experience. A widebody is way better. Wait, not every widebody is better. LH's A346 is way better... others are quite better. Flying quite frequently FR between PSA and LPA, ACE, FUE I can agree, flying low cost on 4+ h...

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 2483

Re: Shoes, feet...

I used to live very near to a Timberland brand outlet. So I went there, once or twice a month, to look for nice deals. Mainly there were past collections unsold pairs, back from the stores. I bought 4 pairs of 6'' boots, one of 8'' boots, one of trekking boots (never used, lol), some 4 pairs of boat...

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 54
Views: 10075

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

I was on a V2500 equipped LH A321 some times ago, row 6, the metallic noise at take off was very very loud. Some of the passengers even got worried about it...

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PY to replace A340 with B777
Replies: 45
Views: 11117

Re: PY to replace A340 with B777

You have to check out Surinam Airways' video when the 743 was delivered. It is perfect for a Monday morning. Back to the topic, I think a 77E is more than enough for this route. Also, the 77E is a perfect choice, being the plane used also by KLM, they surely can do some maintenance in AMS, if needed...

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise
Replies: 14
Views: 2329

Re: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise

Boohoo. Still over 2 - 2.4bn profit, instead of projected 2.4 - 3bn. 340 million of it are due to provisions for tax arrears. The aviation industry is probably on the verge of a crisis with some difficult years ahead, but no one can seriously say LH is having a crisis (yet). A -12% loss in one day ...

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last commercial CFM-56-7B delivered
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Last commercial CFM-56-7B delivered

Yes, my bad forgetting A340-300/200. Still, amazing the commercial production run is coming to an end. Due to the huge quantity of in service engines, parts shouldn't be an issue. Lightsaber Spare parts production will be continued until 2045, per Wikipedia so grab this information with the due cau...

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise
Replies: 14
Views: 2329

Re: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise

I don't see LHG closing / dismantling / absorbing Eurowings anytime soon, yet a -4% forecast is bad and influences the whole Group

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise
Replies: 14
Views: 2329

DAX30: LHA (Deutsche Lufthansa) plummeting, LCC competition on the rise

- LH stocks running between -10% and -12% today - worst performance since 04/2017 - lowering of prices, LCC competition allegedly influencing ebit margin - EM @ 2,4 bn €, forecasted @ 2,7 bn (Credit Suisse) - "Network Arilines" (Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss) EM between 7% ad 9% (forecasted 7...

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last commercial CFM-56-7B delivered
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Last commercial CFM-56-7B delivered

CFM has to thank the B737 for his success, being the only possible engine on the most successful commercial airplane ever sure helped I think both programs have each other to thank for their success. A plane isn’t a great plane without a great engine. Sure, sure. But the A320 Family has been offere...

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)
Replies: 18
Views: 3241

Re: First aircraft painted in CH air livery (ex-Germania Flug Switzerland)

AC77X wrote:
If you can name an airline "Chair", what else can you name it? Air Doorway? Air Windowpane? Air Washroom Mirror? Air Axial Compressor?


Motto is

(bring your own) chair

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last commercial CFM-56-7B delivered
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Last commercial CFM-56-7B delivered

CFM has to thank the B737 for his success, being the only possible engine on the most successful commercial airplane ever sure helped

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by FatCat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4778

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

Weren't all the A320-100s only operated by Air Inter - later absorbed by Air France?

edit no, also British Airways operated the A320-100.

KLM never operated the MD80.


They operate the DC-9, but not the DC-9 Super 80, you're right.

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Material on Boeing 2707
Replies: 12
Views: 2395

Re: Material on Boeing 2707

KlimaBXsst wrote:
Sonic Cruiser.

lol all of a sudden SpaceJet looks not so bad

keepin' on topic, I remember watching a 7 minutes long video on YT, posted by "classic airliners & vintage pop culture" channel
also there is a nice 1 hour long documentary posted by "aerospace engineering" channel

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 41
Views: 5702

Re: FedEx 757’s

just curious, hope this is a legit question but since this o Boeing has already said NMA will not be optimized for cargo no dedicated B737 cargo frame fresh from the factory airbus actually not producing any cargo aircraft of these dimensions what will be the medium range cargo plane for the next 20...

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12823

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

everyone here complaining about spacejet and yet no one complained about dreamliner ... planes - like cars - shouldn't have names, only letters and numbers naming a mean of transport with names is a tricky marketing thing We simply never called it that, and continued with 787-788-789-78X. But Boein...

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 5897

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

Airstud wrote:
I've said it before; I'll say it again:

There are two kinds of countries: Those that use the metric system and those that have landed men on the moon.

but the Soviet Union used the metric system :duck: :rotfl:

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by FatCat
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 77
Views: 7377

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

what about the P180?
2 turbines, up to 9 pax
even if not very popular, there is support also in the u.s.

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by FatCat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 taking off from Paine Field today.
Replies: 11
Views: 4557

Re: Southwest 737 taking off from Paine Field today.

yes indeed I will keep a multi-millionare CEO of the bigger american defence industry in my thoughts, let me just delete from my mind the neglected children, third world countries, victims of wars, and the persons discriminated for religious matters or sexual orientation :rotfl:

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by FatCat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11075

Re: New Russian SST

oh and by the way, the TU-144 had flown, also on small scheduled services, but not the Boeing SST; TU-160 is still in service and in production, the B-1B isn't anymore in production, and planes in service are day by day less; the overall strategic bomber force is younger and more vast, Reds also car...

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by FatCat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11075

Re: New Russian SST

Redd wrote:
Now, the Soviets didn't have the money to keep the program going but that's an entirely different matter.

nor do the americans, as I can see the Soyuz flying, but the Shuttle not

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by FatCat
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first US Airline into BLQ!
Replies: 44
Views: 6806

Re: The first US Airline into BLQ!

sure central north italy lacks a direct connection with the u.s. sure also the market is not so big... but connecting in fco either by plane or by car / train can be a real pain in the back zone, mxp also (by plane from blq or flr or psa not possible, by car it's a 5 hours trip, by train there is a ...

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by FatCat
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5583

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

From Flightglobal: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/sas-scraps-on-board-duty-free-to-cut-aircraft-weight-458684/ Good news me thinks. I hope my bedside airlines do the same ASAP. Anyway in my (limited, intraeuropean) experience, on-board duty-free is almost irrelevant. In most of the flig...

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by FatCat
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12823

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

everyone here complaining about spacejet and yet no one complained about dreamliner...
planes - like cars - shouldn't have names, only letters and numbers
naming a mean of transport with names is a tricky marketing thing

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6547

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

NIKV69 wrote:
I have to do the same. Microsoft kicking 7 to the curb!

I am still using it on the company's pc. but it has never done any update... should I expect to suddenly stop working?

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?
Replies: 11
Views: 999

Re: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?

it's all about getting the plane moving. some guy towed a plane with his teeth, he was russian iirc. tried googling but company's server keeps bouncing me out. so if a russian guy towed a commercial plane with his teeth, no doubt a mini can get the 777 moving. it's all about the inertia laws, I had ...

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by FatCat
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: what's the appeal of K-pop?
Replies: 14
Views: 2030

Re: what's the appeal of K-pop?

here the only k pop song that arrived was gangnam style some 10 years ago iirc.
korean air 748 icn-fco is always a bit late :-D

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by FatCat
Fri May 31, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is a T1 line better than DSL?
Replies: 21
Views: 1300

Re: Is a T1 line better than DSL?

I didn't know T1 lines were still in service. Here the trend is the optic fiber. I have it at home but only FTTC. And a pretty bad service, too, because the connection gets lost a lot of times. Hopefully I will get a FTTH binding in the near future. At full speed, Telecom says that a FTTH connection...

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by FatCat
Thu May 23, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?

a bag, a calendar and an MD-11 1:400 model, all LH Cargo - all part of a welcome kit of my last business visit at LH Cargo HQ (we're LHC supplier)
an Alitalia Cargo MD-11 poster (we were supplier)
a Saudia Cargo B777 model (we are supplier)
also had a very rare Kalitta Air mug, but I broke it.

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by FatCat
Tue May 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5016

Re: Equine Flights

This thread made me think of something: Is there an animal insurance? In the unfortunate event of an accident are those horses insured? Is it common to insure animals? yes it is common. it is also mandatory in some countries for some dog's breeds, and if not mandatory, highly recommended. by the wa...

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