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by MIA777
Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can I Leave YYZ On An International Layover?
Replies: 6
Views: 5705

RE: Can I Leave YYZ On An International Layover?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WestJet747" class="quote" target="_blank">WestJet747</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Hopefully you have the correct documen...

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by MIA777
Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can I Leave YYZ On An International Layover?
Replies: 6
Views: 5705

RE: Can I Leave YYZ On An International Layover?

I get in at around 15:30 and our flight leaves the next morning at 8:00. I made reservations for dinner in the CN Tower -- will this be difficult to get to? (if we are allowed to leave). EDIT: I've just now realized I accidentally deleted a portion of my original post. The gist of my question was we...

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by MIA777
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can I Leave YYZ On An International Layover?
Replies: 6
Views: 5705

Can I Leave YYZ On An International Layover?

Hi all! On December 22 I am flying <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Providenciales - International (PLS / MBPV), Turks and Caicos Islands">PLS</acronym> via <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), C...

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by MIA777
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How Do You Make Those FAA Airport Diagrams?
Replies: 3
Views: 12631

How Do You Make Those FAA Airport Diagrams?

Hi all!

I want to draw some fantasy airports (sometimes I shock myself with the nerdy things I like). We all know about those nice diagrams on the FAA website. What software do they use to make them?

Thanks,
MIA777

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by MIA777
Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Active MIA Spotters And Photographers?
Replies: 7
Views: 4707

RE: Active MIA Spotters And Photographers?

Thanks for the response guys. Any word on the runway 9 areas by the old El Dorado warehouses (I think they got knocked down)? Anyway hope to see some of you out there after the summer.

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by MIA777
Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Active MIA Spotters And Photographers?
Replies: 7
Views: 4707

Active MIA Spotters And Photographers?

Hi all. I used to be an active member of this website and also a photographer/spotter in the <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> area. I fell out of the hobby for whatever reasons and want to get back into it and have a few questions. These may have been ...

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by MIA777
Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous DJs With Their Own Private Jets
Replies: 22
Views: 18689

Famous DJs With Their Own Private Jets

Does anyone know if any DJs like Tiesto or PvD have their own private jets? I just returned from Ibiza and saw many private jets fly overhead and thought maybe a popular DJ was in them. Thanks.

Ryan Kaskel - MIA

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by MIA777
Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help Me!
Replies: 26
Views: 2972

RE: Help Me!

The top photo is definitely badcentered. I don't think it's an illusion at all: the aircraft is clearly in the bottom right of the frame. Anyway, I suggest you either look online for some tutorials for Adobe Photoshop (or some other image editing software) or pay a visit to your local bookstore and ...

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by MIA777
Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mr Colin Work - Great Shot!
Replies: 15
Views: 4869

RE: Mr Colin Work - Great Shot!

I think Mr. Work is one of the best photographers on this website. His shots are original and always stunning. I also find him the most credible when it comes to the tech aspects of photography and general information. Great work and thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

Ryan Kaskel - MIA

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by MIA777
Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airbus 380 Photo
Replies: 60
Views: 16689

RE: New Airbus 380 Photo

Why is it MSN 004? Isn't this the first airframe?

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by MIA777
Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rejection Helpection
Replies: 4
Views: 1226

RE: Rejection Helpection

Wow Brian, you really pushed it with a lot of those! I concur with Royal-- none of those should be reuploaded. Also, a lot of the accepted shots seem soft. Next time I would sharpen a bit more.

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by MIA777
Fri Oct 01, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens Question: Worth Paying More For Is?
Replies: 29
Views: 4808

RE: Lens Question: Worth Paying More For Is?

<i>And don't let anyone tell you that you cannot pan with an <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> lens!</i> Anyone who thinks that is just wrong anyway. There are normally two modes of <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Icela...

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aviation Photo Database Release Candidate Version
Replies: 47
Views: 7162

RE: Aviation Photo Database Release Candidate Vers

I have gotten the same error....in addition, when you add a manufacturer, you cannot delete it. It looks nice so far, but how about importing already existing manufacturers lists, airliners, all that stuff. You could possibly do this by parsing the HTML on the airliners.net search page and extractin...

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 27, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aviation Photo Database Release Candidate Version
Replies: 47
Views: 7162

RE: Aviation Photo Database Release Candidate Vers

Haha. Thanks Microsoft!

[testing database now]

Ryan Kaskel - MIA

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by MIA777
Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: The Queue Is Almost No More!
Replies: 20
Views: 5045

RE: The Queue Is Almost No More!

I think the composition is very nice. The smaller airplane pairs nicely with the small village it is passing in the background. In addition, the plane and village are contrasted with the large bare hills and the clouds further back make a pretty "rolling appearance." It's sort of like Maho Beach (wh...

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by MIA777
Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Rejections
Replies: 6
Views: 3483

RE: Help With Rejections

In effort to improve the quality of the database and to further standardization, the screeners are getting tighter on US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> serials. Check out these sites for information: Use this website to clarify your registration: <a href="http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/usafs...

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by MIA777
Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Moron Website Stealing Pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 3029

RE: Moron Website Stealing Pictures

Just because you link the URL to the image's path on the A.net server, it does not mean you are accumulating hits. The reason (regardless of right or wrong) they saved the image to their own server is because it appears like you can't "hotlink" images from A.net (you need to run a certain script wit...

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by MIA777
Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net Forum Improvement Possibilities...
Replies: 11
Views: 877

RE: A.net Forum Improvement Possibilities...

RSS...okay well the links posted above provide the different types of RSS feeds you can develop (different XML syntax). The latest is RSS 2.0 is becomming and industry wide standard. There are many programs available on the net that allow to receieve the feeds and display the information, say as a p...

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by MIA777
Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Incident Today At MIA
Replies: 18
Views: 4556

RE: Incident Today At MIA

Well, I received a call from the head of security (sounded like Doctor something though I could not understand him). They did get the guys name and he left a number for me to call back. I am going to place that call soon and I will let you guys know what happens.

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by MIA777
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net Forum Improvement Possibilities...
Replies: 11
Views: 877

RE: A.net Forum Improvement Possibilities...

Believe me, I hardl ever visit the non-aviation forum, but read my post above. Anyways, I really want to push the RSS for the forums. Simple to do and a great feature, why not!?

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by MIA777
Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net Forum Improvement Possibilities...
Replies: 11
Views: 877

RE: A.net Forum Improvement Possibilities...

Of course the battles have been fought, etc, etc. I was mainly trying to point to the sort of cliquish nature that has grown from it and the severe inflation of which I think defeats the entire respect rating system.

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by MIA777
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:58 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net Forum Improvement Possibilities...
Replies: 11
Views: 877

A.net Forum Improvement Possibilities...

I was thinking of some specific changes that could me made or features that could be added: 1) Sub-forums: I think many times users only prefer to view certain types of posts. For examply, in the photography forum it would be interesting to see equipment reports or inquiries (also computer informati...

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by MIA777
Sat Sep 18, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Monitor Geometry
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

RE: Monitor Geometry

Obviously I'm a responsible screener as well and don't use that monitor to screen. It does have geometry settings, pincushion, trapezoid, etc., etc. The problem however was resolved and I found the right settings.

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by MIA777
Sat Sep 18, 2004 1:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What Is It With The "Please Note The...." Remarks
Replies: 18
Views: 1737

RE: What Is It With The "Please Note The...." Remarks

The above caption is sarcastic. Note the two Korean airlines in the frame...

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by MIA777
Sat Sep 18, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Monitor Geometry
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

Monitor Geometry

Hi, the shape of my CRT monitor is severely distorted. The bottom left flares out. I have tried to fool around with the monitor settings, but nothing is working. I always though the monitor itself actually saves these settings in its own memory, but is there any way for the computer to export some s...

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by MIA777
Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Suggestions Requested
Replies: 13
Views: 2350

RE: Suggestions Requested

That type of shot is really great for the afternoons, but definitely not in the morning (especially if it's cloudy -- as Mario said, always!). The sun is still "in front" of the aircraft and the lighting is very poor. There is something about Miami that seems to make most pictures very ugly. The bes...

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by MIA777
Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Incident Today At MIA
Replies: 18
Views: 4556

RE: Incident Today At MIA

Thanks Mario. Yes, I have Joe's e-mail address. I was thinking of e-mailing Don Boyd as he always seems to know what's up. I'm just "shocked" that the guy lied to me three times in a row. Anyways, I am awaiting a call from the head of the MDAD security.

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by MIA777
Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Incident Today At MIA
Replies: 18
Views: 4556

RE: Incident Today At MIA

Alright, I called the MDAD security office and spoke to the secretary. She said the officer was supposed to give me his name and the number of the office. They are going to identify him and call me back later. Again, thanks for you help.

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by MIA777
Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Incident Today At MIA
Replies: 18
Views: 4556

RE: Incident Today At MIA

Thanks guys. Likewise, I have been there countless times. I was not in the parking lot, but just pointing out that it is adjacent to where I was so if by their rules I was violating a restricted zone, so would anyone (i.e. El Dorado customers) parking in that lot! Trust me, I did stay there for 20 m...

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by MIA777
Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Incident Today At MIA
Replies: 18
Views: 4556

Incident Today At MIA

This morning I went to the El Dorado warehouse area, a popular spot where I have been going for years. After about a half hour of watching, a Miami Dade Aviation Department security officer (not sure if that is the official title) told me to leave. Because I have never been asked to leave that area ...

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by MIA777
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why Did This Photos Were Rejected?
Replies: 8
Views: 4464

RE: Why Did This Photos Were Rejected?

I would try to clone the fence out of the shots

Do NOT do that. That will go for badmanipulation and doesn't help you...

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Irony?
Replies: 34
Views: 2390

RE: Irony?

It is ironic that his sarcasm has the same effect as Justin's comment, though I have a feeling he doesn't care much about views.

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Prop Vortices
Replies: 13
Views: 2903

RE: Prop Vortices

Everyone keeps referring to the word 'vorticy' yet that isn't even in the dictionary. I believe the correct word is vorticity: Physics. A measure of the rate of rotational spin in a fluid. Meteorology. A measure of the spin of an air mass such as a low- or high-pressure weather system Feel free to c...

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by MIA777
Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Custom Start Page
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Custom Start Page

I thought it would be nice if on the front page, if you are a first class member you could truly customize it. For example, if you are a photographer, you could view your stats on the home page, or, you could set which forum appears on the homepage, etc., etc. Anything else?

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by MIA777
Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Time For Watermarks?
Replies: 24
Views: 4361

RE: Time For Watermarks?

Brian -- right click, view the source and grab the URL to the image and bam, its yours. That is just simple javascript that provides basic security to people who don't really know anything about HTML.

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by MIA777
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Rejected Photo.
Replies: 4
Views: 4679

RE: Help With Rejected Photo.

Nice shot, but look at how much blue sky is above the F-18. The two aircraft in the lower half of the picture make it very bottom heavy. In addition, the lower parts of the the C-130 are cut off. I like the composition though....flag and crew, etc.

Ryan Kaskel - MIA

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Great Photo, Great Example
Replies: 25
Views: 4296

RE: Great Photo, Great Example

Just because something may be within the rules, it does not mean that it is polite or appropriate. If someone said something about my picture like that, I would be offended (unless I asked for advice). I think this sort of crticism is wrong, unless Flavian wanted to know which pictures could be impr...

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Stole My Picture? Analyze.
Replies: 13
Views: 4416

RE: Stole My Picture? Analyze.

Why on Earth would he do that? They have the right to say and express whatever they want, however offensive it is. If that picture is not Phil's, and they own the copyright for it (I do think it is), they have every right to do that. I don't know Chad, what's up with you today?

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Great Photo, Great Example
Replies: 25
Views: 4296

RE: Great Photo, Great Example

No. The problem is that despite saying how awesome the shot was, you still denounced the picture as being soft and his lens inferior to another lens. The negative outweighs the positive.

How hard is it to think?

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Great Photo, Great Example
Replies: 25
Views: 4296

RE: Great Photo, Great Example

<i>However, for anyone debating on the Canon 70-200mm F4 L w/ 1.4x converter or the Canon <acronym title="Far East Air Transport (Taiwan)">EF</acronym> 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6, this is a great example of what not to choose. </i> I don't know about anyone else, but I think that comment is a bit inappropri...

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aviation Photo Database Beta Testers
Replies: 33
Views: 4209

RE: Aviation Photo Database Beta Testers

What kind of database does the program use?

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thanks Screeners For Prompt Attention
Replies: 10
Views: 3187

RE: Thanks Screeners For Prompt Attention

Is this the operator's only aircraft? Did Centurion lease it to them or are they going under (or changing names)? Thanks.

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by MIA777
Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Time To Reflect
Replies: 25
Views: 3206

RE: Time To Reflect

I was not at all referring to subject matter...that is a different issue. Some like airliners.net for its huge database and collection of airline types, registration numbers, etc., etc., and others prefer its excellent "artistic" collection. Most of the "mediocre" shots you listed above are fine qua...

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by MIA777
Sun Sep 05, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Time To Reflect
Replies: 25
Views: 3206

RE: Time To Reflect

Mediocre shots are for myaviation.net. If you don't think that site gives the pictures enough exposure, think about why? People want high quality work, and this site delivers.

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by MIA777
Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 70-200 F/4.0L USM
Replies: 17
Views: 4800

RE: Canon 70-200 F/4.0L USM

Nice, small lens, but make sure you really know your limits with 200. I don't know anything about Denver, but it sounds like you need somethign long. With the 2.8 version, you can add converters (especially the 1.4) and still be in great shape. It is also very, very fast, and much more expensive.

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by MIA777
Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon 300D V Nikkon D70
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

RE: Cannon 300D V Nikkon D70

<i> Not quite true a number have <acronym title="TACV C Verde Airlines">VR</acronym> (Vibration Reduction) </i> I know some do, but I was specifically talking about a lens like the 300/2.8. I remember some users on this website saying they could use the lens handheld (maybe Joe Pries). Obviously, th...

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by MIA777
Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon 300D V Nikkon D70
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

RE: Cannon 300D V Nikkon D70

Canon's L prime lenses (most) have IS...the Nikons don't. It may not be necessary in some situations, but it is definitely a bonus that I think pushes Canon ahead. Then again, this may not be important to you...

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by MIA777
Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cannon 300D V Nikkon D70
Replies: 24
Views: 3380

RE: Cannon 300D V Nikkon D70

Canon's L lens selection cannot be topped. If you are starting from scratch, I would recommend the 300D at this point. While the D70 may be better on paper, Canon's lenses reign supreme (their professional lenses). Here is a discussion on pbase that has a lot of good information that may help in you...

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by MIA777
Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Baddouble?
Replies: 12
Views: 1642

RE: Baddouble?

The baddouble rule is a bit ambiguous. I think this is a baddouble because they were shot seconds apart and the only real difference in focal length. If he shot the plane from behind departing, it probably would not be bad double. Art Brett's <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA -...

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by MIA777
Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Famous People You've Met At The A/p.
Replies: 12
Views: 4222

RE: Famous People You've Met At The A/p.

Two weeks ago at Heathrow T3 I was outside and these two people were filming a police car drive up, then they kept filming all the way down the concourse. I assume it is for the show Airport...

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