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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deathbed On Singapore Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 14289

RE: Deathbed On Singapore Airlines

Couldn't help but wonder, Wouldn't it be more likely that this contraption is used in the event of the airline being contracted to repatriate the remains of someone who dies overseas while on vacation/business/etc.??? This happens from time to time. In that case, this is a very professional and sani...

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by Aerialpingpong
Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Fellow Tarantula Owners Here?
Replies: 26
Views: 3860

RE: Any Fellow Tarantula Owners Here?

Hey Ryan, Good stuff  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> I currently have four of them. Two starburst baboons (P. murinus), a Chilean Rose hair (G. cala/rosea), and an Antilles pinktoe (Avicularia versicolor). The baboons are definitely not a spider to be...

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by Aerialpingpong
Mon Oct 27, 2003 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SO-CAL Wildfires
Replies: 40
Views: 2220

RE: SO-CAL Wildfires

Hiya,

I'm pretty close to the action here. Where we live in Escondido is less than 3 miles away from the flames. It looks like it has died down a little bit, but it's pretty freaky, watching the flames move down the valley!

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by Aerialpingpong
Thu Feb 27, 2003 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Part Numbers Question
Replies: 1
Views: 4970

Aircraft Part Numbers Question

I'm trying to find a part number for the fan, hub & spinner assembly for Boeing 747 engines. Any models, RB211-524, CF6, or the P&W that powered the early -100 and -200 series. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting diz...

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by Aerialpingpong
Sat Oct 05, 2002 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying And Back Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1826

RE: Flying And Back Problems

707cmf,

Thanks for the tip  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Good luck with flying!

Aerialpingpong

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Oct 04, 2002 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying And Back Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1826

Flying And Back Problems

I have a question regarding medical procedures and FAA/CAA Medical Certificates. When I was 15 I slipped on a piece of soap in our bathtub which resulted in a tremendous fall and four slipped discs in my lower back and two in my neck. Thankfully I didn't require surgery and all was restored by putti...

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by Aerialpingpong
Thu Oct 03, 2002 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Question
Replies: 0
Views: 719

Air France Question

Can anybody tell me what type of aircraft were used by Air France on the Paris-India (all cities) route between 1949-1951 (this is of course assuming that they flew to India at all during this time). Thanks,

Aerialpingpong.

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Jul 19, 2002 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women And Snakes
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

RE: Women And Snakes

You talking about the Burmese or about Britney?  Laugh out loud

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by Aerialpingpong
Mon Jul 15, 2002 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workaholic Quiz: Post Your Score!
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

RE: Workaholic Quiz: Post Your Score!

Sheesh, I scored a 9. Perhaps I should get that EKG done soon after all  Innocent

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by Aerialpingpong
Mon Jul 15, 2002 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thinking 'outside The Box'
Replies: 2
Views: 1242

Thinking 'outside The Box'

I was watching a documentary on the Discovery Channel a few months ago about super large landslides. At about the same time I was reading articles about the likelihood of a nuclear terrorist attack on the United States. Some people, including Warren Buffett are of the opinion that an attack of this ...

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Apr 12, 2002 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VG Airlines Receives AOC
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

RE: VG Airlines Receives AOC

BRU service regularly Big grin
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Great News!! Best of luck to VG Airlines. I'm relocating to Southern California tomorrow and plan to use their LAX-->BRU service regularly Big grin

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by Aerialpingpong
Tue Apr 09, 2002 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Find The Cheapest Airfares
Replies: 1
Views: 2728

How To Find The Cheapest Airfares

Thought you'd be the right crowd of people to ask. To find the absolute cheapest rock-bottom prices for travel between Amsterdam and LAX / SAN, where would be the place to look? So far the best I've come up with is around US$470 per ticket. I'd like to try and find something between $300-$400. Also ...

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by Aerialpingpong
Thu Mar 28, 2002 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Survivor's Account Of Tenerife '77 (amazing!)
Replies: 0
Views: 4260

Survivor's Account Of Tenerife '77 (amazing!)

Hi all, By chance I came across this (long!) recording of a church sermon given by Mr. Norman Williams of Palos Verdes, California in 1979. Mr. Williams was one of 66 passengers aboard Pan Am 747 'Clipper Victor' who lived to tell the tale. It sent shivers down my spine. http://www.ministryinmotion....

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by Aerialpingpong
Wed Mar 06, 2002 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes, Trains, Automobiles And A Handgrenade
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Planes, Trains, Automobiles And A Handgrenade

Hi everyone. This should provide some amusement to you all. The events that took place during the days after my wedding last week ended up gaining me and my wife some notoriety  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> "Cabbie’s tip goes down a bomb By JA...

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Getting Married Tomorrow!
Replies: 38
Views: 1768

RE: I'm Getting Married Tomorrow!

Thank you Thank you  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

764er, would love to get the SAN tour. Fantastic city. My fiance's from there.

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Mar 01, 2002 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I'm Getting Married Tomorrow!
Replies: 38
Views: 1768

I'm Getting Married Tomorrow!

Marrying my wonderful girlfriend of 1 1/2 yrs tomorrow in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Flying to AMS on Sunday and from there so sunny San Diego in a few weeks <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> I'm very excited  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big t...

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by Aerialpingpong
Tue Feb 26, 2002 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada: 2 Seats For Obese People?
Replies: 32
Views: 2448

RE: Canada: 2 Seats For Obese People?

Here's an interesting one. Not totally related to this problem, but still on the same topic. Some years ago (10 maybe) I was told of a Sabena B747 where they specially configured part of the cabin to accomodate a group of Japanese Sumo wrestlers who needed transportation. Imagine trying to stick one...

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by Aerialpingpong
Tue Feb 26, 2002 12:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dodge Stealth?
Replies: 12
Views: 1143

RE: Dodge Stealth?

Friend of mine in Ohio has one. Bought it second hand from the original user in Boston, MA. Quite a powerful car. He demonstrated that on a backroad by doing 130mph in 3rd gear!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> Mechanically pretty sound from what I could te...

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Feb 22, 2002 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Car Make And / Or Model
Replies: 40
Views: 3149

RE: Your Favorite Car Make And / Or Model

1965 Ferrari 500SF  Big thumbs up

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by Aerialpingpong
Wed Feb 20, 2002 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Dodgy Airlines"
Replies: 22
Views: 3388

RE: "Dodgy Airlines"

I generally have no reservations flying most carriers, but there are some I would avoid on general principle because of dodgy practices. For example, I'm still not sure about flying Korean Air, judging by the number of 747s they've managed to fly to Valhalla. Also not too sure about KLM anymore. My ...

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by Aerialpingpong
Tue Feb 19, 2002 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Check This E-mail I Got Today
Replies: 22
Views: 2047

RE: Check This E-mail I Got Today

I've had several,

All about some dodgy money somewhere in Nigeria.

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by Aerialpingpong
Mon Feb 18, 2002 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums
Replies: 17
Views: 1965

RE: Favorite Jazz/blues Albums

Ok, Here are a few 'Must Have's': 1.) Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue' 2.) Gerry Mulligan 'Night Lights' 3.) Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson 4.) Jim Hall 'Where Would I Be' 5.) Joe Henderson 'Double Rainbow' Also look for a collaborative album between Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto. You've just gotta have...

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Feb 01, 2002 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fantasy United Airlines Scheme
Replies: 14
Views: 2488

RE: Fantasy United Airlines Scheme

This scheme is way cool!!! Good job  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by Aerialpingpong
Thu Jan 31, 2002 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confess Now, What Do You Do In The Lavatories?
Replies: 27
Views: 3471

RE: Confess Now, What Do You Do In The Lavatories?

Joined the Mile High Club  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by Aerialpingpong
Wed Jan 30, 2002 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving A Fall From FL330
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

RE: Surviving A Fall From FL330

I believe she fell in the tail of the aircraft which helped to absorb the impact. She didn't survive unscathed though. From what I read, she's paralyzed from the waist down. She continued to work for JAT but in an 'office' type environment. Pretty amazing story. I also read something in Reader's Dig...

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by Aerialpingpong
Wed Jan 30, 2002 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need Opinions From Members. All Participate Please
Replies: 22
Views: 1713

RE: Need Opinions From Members. All Participate Please

Vafi88, Go for it!! I completed the IB at UWCSEA in Singapore in 1993 and it was two years of academic hell, but the end result was well worth it. When I came to college in the USA I became a sophomore in the third week of my Freshman year  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/h...

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by Aerialpingpong
Tue Jan 29, 2002 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If You Were A AMS What Would Be Your Name?
Replies: 16
Views: 2710

RE: If You Were A AMS What Would Be Your Name?

Bjorn Addycombe

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by Aerialpingpong
Tue Jan 29, 2002 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What English Accent Do You Speak/use?
Replies: 48
Views: 4123

RE: What English Accent Do You Speak/use?

Bit of a mongrel, my accent. I'm originally from Belgium, but spent most of my life in Singapore and the USA. My family and friends in Europe all think I speak with a distinctly American accent (bit of an Ohio 'twang' to it). My fiance (born & raised in Western cactus country) doesn't think I sound ...

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by Aerialpingpong
Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Unusual Place You've Done It...
Replies: 75
Views: 4888

RE: Most Unusual Place You've Done It...

EDI)  Big thumbs up
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Hmm, let's see.

Stairwell of college library

Lavatory on an EasyJet 737 (AMS --> EDI)  Big thumbs up

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Jan 25, 2002 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Wins In UK Court For 'uncomfortable' Seat!
Replies: 45
Views: 3497

RE: Man Wins In UK Court For 'uncomfortable' Seat!

I'm going to play Devil's advocate here and say 'good for him'!! If you pay £7,500 for a skiing holiday you'd expect reasonable comfort throughout the trip, including the part of getting there!! A 28" seat pitch is very much cruel and unusual punishment. I honestly find it hard to believe (and then ...

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Jan 25, 2002 2:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sarting Up An Airline
Replies: 41
Views: 3957

RE: Sarting Up An Airline

Hey Canadian747, Interesting project  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> I made an attempt at starting my own airline back in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio. We were going to try and partner it with Virgin (who were looking at the USA market at the time) in a 49% Bran...

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Jan 25, 2002 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is JAL's Fleet So Old?
Replies: 38
Views: 4020

RE: Why Is JAL's Fleet So Old?

Nothing wrong with older jets. Flew from Tokyo Narita to Singapore in 1997 in a UAL 747-100 Classic, with the 3 windows in the upper deck. The thing had a brand new interior and the quality of the flight was comparable to that on a -400.

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by Aerialpingpong
Mon Jan 21, 2002 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Seen Rat Race?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1285

Anyone Seen Rat Race?!

Have any of you seen the movie 'Rat Race' yet? I haven't laughed this hard in a looooong time!!  Big thumbs up

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by Aerialpingpong
Wed Jan 16, 2002 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photo Of Singapore 757 Finally In Database!
Replies: 14
Views: 2606

RE: Photo Of Singapore 757 Finally In Database!

Very cool pic!

I flew on this particular aircraft in 1988, from Singapore to Penang. Return flight was on an A310-200 I believe (I was 13).

 Big thumbs up

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by Aerialpingpong
Tue Jan 15, 2002 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Song Reminds You Of Your Girlfriend?
Replies: 32
Views: 18336

RE: What Song Reminds You Of Your Girlfriend?

'Lovecats', The Cure  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Jan 11, 2002 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Yer Poison?
Replies: 56
Views: 1514

RE: What's Yer Poison?

Loch Lomond, and other single malts, Irish Cream Remy Martin XO  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> Singapore Sling  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy">  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happ...

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Jan 04, 2002 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: McDonalds Or Burger King?
Replies: 37
Views: 2067

RE: McDonalds Or Burger King?

Out of those two definitely McDonald's!!! (double Big-Mac  Big thumbs up ).

But.......(_*_)..... I think 'Wendy's', 'In & Out', and 'Carl's Junior' are all superior to the two in question

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Jan 04, 2002 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Sort Of Life Do You Get From Your Raz0r?
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

RE: What Sort Of Life Do You Get From Your Raz0r?

I have very thick facial hair and shaving with anything less than a fresh blade is an excruciating experience (razor cuts halfway through hairs, then proceeds to try to pull them out...Grrrrrr.....). I usualy buy the cheap Gilette disposables (fixed, non-pivoting blade) and throw hem away after a ma...

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Jan 04, 2002 12:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAX-AMS On KLM + EDI-AMS-EDI On EasyJet
Replies: 3
Views: 6974

RE: LAX-AMS On KLM + EDI-AMS-EDI On EasyJet

Hey Lufthansa747  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Yes, you are right, if they are going strictly by the rules it was fully within their right to do so, but still, in that case it looks like they were being *ssholes just because they can and because the...

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by Aerialpingpong
Thu Jan 03, 2002 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Have Best Service
Replies: 22
Views: 1929

RE: What Airlines Have Best Service

My favorites would be British Airways (World Traveler on 777s is the most comfortable Economy Class available I think), Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airlines for service in coach on longhaul International flights. With SIA my only complaint is that my 6'2" frame is too large for their seat pitch. W...

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by Aerialpingpong
Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAX-AMS On KLM + EDI-AMS-EDI On EasyJet
Replies: 3
Views: 6974

LAX-AMS On KLM + EDI-AMS-EDI On EasyJet

Allright, This trip goes in two sections. Firstly, my travel down to Amsterdam Schiphol on EasyJet (from EDI) and my fiance's trip from Los Angeles to Amsterdam on KLM (December 23rd), followed by the two of us flying from AMS-EDI, again on EasyJet (December 27th). My day started with a taxi-ride at...

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Dec 21, 2001 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Right Stuff
Replies: 9
Views: 1420

RE: The Right Stuff

One of my favorites!! First saw it when I was 12 and have it on video somewhere  Big thumbs up

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by Aerialpingpong
Fri Dec 21, 2001 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss About Your Winter Travel Plans Here:
Replies: 14
Views: 1836

RE: Self Gloss About Your Winter Travel Plans Here:

Well, let's see  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Tonight I'm taking the train from Newcastle to Edinburgh where I'll be staying with friends + doing Xmas shopping. Sunday morning I fly from EDI-AMS on Easyjet. About 2 hrs after I arrive, a KLM Boeing 7...

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by Aerialpingpong
Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Death Penalty
Replies: 88
Views: 2748

RE: The Death Penalty

Yes, in those cases where evidence is 'shady' it cannot be justified. There simply is no excuse for killing an innocent person for a crime he/she didn't commit. BUT! If it is obvious that the accused is guilty as hell of some heinous crime, like raping & kiling a child/mass murder I'd say bring out ...

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by Aerialpingpong
Thu Dec 20, 2001 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Like Russian Caviar?
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

RE: Do You Like Russian Caviar?

Love it!!!! But it's way overpriced. My personal fav is Osetra (nice 'nutty' flavor). Had it at a restaurant in San Francisco. I was lucky enough to totally pig out on Beluga once (Christmas 1996, Singapore). An airline captain friend of ours returned from russia with two blue tins containing 200g e...

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by Aerialpingpong
Wed Dec 19, 2001 11:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Knows Oscar Peterson?
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

RE: Who Knows Oscar Peterson?

I love Oscar Peterson!! I grew up listening to the 'Night Train' album. Also, the collaboration he did with Ben Webster is one of the best jazz recordings ever made.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> Sebolino, he's definitely not dead. I met him around this ...

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by Aerialpingpong
Wed Dec 19, 2001 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Pilots!
Replies: 142
Views: 4905

RE: All Pilots!

PPL with complex+high performanse endorsement. Roughly 350 hrs in C-150,152,172, Piper Cherokee 180 & Arrow, + Grob TwinAstir Glider.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Have done takeoff and landing in B747-200 Simulator <img src="/discussions/graph...

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by Aerialpingpong
Wed Dec 19, 2001 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Will Last, 747 Or B-52?
Replies: 13
Views: 2488

RE: Which Will Last, 747 Or B-52?

Not much competition at all, but for this Christmas season maybe the USAF should give them all a few new wingspars and fuselage braces so they don't break in half quite so easily. Replace the fatigue-prone parts, give 'em proper turbofans, and these vintage-birds could be wreaking havoc for many yea...

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by Aerialpingpong
Wed Dec 19, 2001 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheapest Fare
Replies: 13
Views: 1455

RE: Cheapest Fare

I'm flying on Sunday with Easyjet from EDI to AMS, one-way fare is £27.50 including all taxes. Not a bad deal, especially considering it's around Christmas time. Earlier this week I booked another two tickets on easyjet for the 27th of this month, AMS-EDI, total came to £105 including all taxes. Try...

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