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by OD720
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence Injures 4 Thomson Crews MAN-LCA
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Turbulence Injures 4 Thomson Crews MAN-LCA

Two are reported severely injured when the flight hit turbulence. Guess most passengers had their belts tight. <a href="http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/07/four-crew-hurt-as-england-cyprus-flight-hits-turbulence/" target="_blank">http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/...and-cyprus-flight-hits-turbu...

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by OD720
Sat May 23, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Retro A-321
Replies: 21
Views: 7057

RE: MEA Retro A-321

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FOMEA" class="quote" target="_blank">FOMEA</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Also is it true <acronym title="Macae (MEA / S...

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by OD720
Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean Airlines Launches LCA-TLV As Time Ticks @CY
Replies: 23
Views: 5078

RE: Aegean Airlines Launches LCA-TLV As Time Ticks @CY

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/andy33" class="quote" target="_blank">andy33</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Like 3 years ago,...

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by OD720
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Strike 15-22 September Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 23831

Air France Strike 15-22 September Part 1

Is KLM affected by the strike?

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by OD720
Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around
Replies: 9
Views: 5028

RE: MEA Flight Forced To Turn Around

MEA was the only flight affected by the so called cleaning  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/><table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" col...

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by OD720
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia Liberalizes Sector, Air Armenia Launches
Replies: 3
Views: 2746

Armenia Liberalizes Sector, Air Armenia Launches

After month's of discussions, Armenia has decided to liberalize the airline sector thus granting several airlines licenses to operate flights from Armenia <a href="http://www.armradio.am/en/2013/10/23/armenia-liberalizes-the-air-traffic/" target="_blank">http://www.armradio.am/en/2013/10/23...menia-...

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by OD720
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAT To Relaunch Beirut & 9 Other Destinations
Replies: 32
Views: 5964

RE: JAT To Relaunch Beirut & 9 Other Destinations

Are they leasing 10 A319s? Where are they coming from? And when is the 1st expected?

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by OD720
Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV Emergency
Replies: 4
Views: 4927

TLV Emergency

It seems that there has been an emergency at <acronym title="Tel Aviv (-Jaffa) - Ben Gurion (Lod) (TLV / LLBG), Israel">TLV</acronym> with a Greek carrier. <a href="http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/90194-greek-plane-lands-safely-in-israel-after-emergency" target="_blank">http://www.naharnet.com/st...

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by OD720
Tue May 21, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Launch Al Najaf & Yerevan
Replies: 21
Views: 2849

RE: MEA Launch Al Najaf & Yerevan

Just checked again and the EVN service is 2x weekly, Mondays and Fridays. Perfect for a weekend escape!

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by OD720
Tue May 21, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Launch Al Najaf & Yerevan
Replies: 21
Views: 2849

RE: MEA Launch Al Najaf & Yerevan

The Yerevan (EVN) flight shows on Kayak and Expedia. Departs Fridays at 6:30 pm and back to Beirut at 10:15 pm.

Interestingly, it doesn't appear yet on MEA's own website.

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by OD720
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cyprus Airways: Investor Or Close Down
Replies: 253
Views: 17329

RE: Cyprus Airways: Investor Or Close Down

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VCy" class="quote" target="_blank">VCy</a> (<a href="#236" class="quote">Reply 236</a>):<br/><i>Does anyone have any idea what <acronym title="M...

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by OD720
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cyprus Airways: Investor Or Close Down
Replies: 253
Views: 17329

RE: Cyprus Airways: Investor Or Close Down

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JU068" class="quote" target="_blank">JU068</a> (<a href="#234" class="quote">Reply 234</a>):<br/><i>Would also appreciate it if someone that und...

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by OD720
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cyprus Airways: Investor Or Close Down
Replies: 253
Views: 17329

RE: Cyprus Airways: Investor Or Close Down

According to reports, the talks with <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> are at a very early stage. Probably both parties exchanged some ideas and shared their views. Such deals usually take some time. <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> is a well managed ...

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by OD720
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armavia Bankrupt; Halt Flights
Replies: 37
Views: 11740

RE: Armavia Bankrupt; Halt Flights

A very short but interesting read about Armavia and the future of Armenian aviation in general.

http://www.azatutyun.am/content/article/24958412.html

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by OD720
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia's New Airline Krunk Air?
Replies: 19
Views: 7883

RE: Armenia's New Airline Krunk Air?

Some bold statement by Krunk director: <i>“We are ready to invest EUR 750 million in case of having no obstacle,” Armenpress quoted Poghosyan, underlining they were ready to bring 8 planes to Yerevan. </i> <a href="http://armenpress.am/eng/news/714867/%E2%80%9Ckrunk-air%E2%80%9D-ready-to-replace-%E2...

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by OD720
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia's New Airline Krunk Air?
Replies: 19
Views: 7883

RE: Armenia's New Airline Krunk Air?

Krunk means crane and is pronounced Kroonk  

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by OD720
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armenia's New Airline Krunk Air?
Replies: 19
Views: 7883

Armenia's New Airline Krunk Air?

This news just surfaced that a certain Krunk Air of Armenia may be taking over Armavia's role claiming to be getting an A340 soon! <a href="http://news.am/eng/news/147462.html" target="_blank">http://news.am/eng/news/147462.html</a> However, according to Armenia's Civil Aviation authorities, no such...

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by OD720
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Staff Racist Incident At BEY 6th October 2012
Replies: 30
Views: 10936

RE: MEA Staff Racist Incident At BEY 6th October 2012

The sad part is that she probably still doesn't realize that there was anything wrong in her behavior.

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by OD720
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF Flight To Beirut Diverted To Damascus
Replies: 35
Views: 11814

RE: AF Flight To Beirut Diverted To Damascus

Still, I don't understant why it didn't land at BEY, as all other ailines did that night except AF!

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by OD720
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Times Have Pax Been Asked To Pay For Fuel?
Replies: 16
Views: 5992

How Many Times Have Pax Been Asked To Pay For Fuel?

Right after the colapse of teh Soviet Union, this became routine practice and I remember pilots used to carry cash and paid for fuel at the spot. The situation at the time was chaotic and probably the airport gas providers didn't trust the owners of the newly born airlines which were so many and in ...

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by OD720
Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AF Flight To Beirut Diverted To Damascus
Replies: 35
Views: 11814

RE: AF Flight To Beirut Diverted To Damascus

It's strange that the plane was diverted in the first place.

Protestors had blocked the road leading to the airport and not the runways of the airport so it could have landed and waited. Unless they had worries about the delays of the outbound flight.

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by OD720
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armavia Cancels Second SSJ Order
Replies: 11
Views: 5071

RE: Armavia Cancels Second SSJ Order

After checking some news about the airline, it appears that they are having some financial issues. Here's a story from earlier this month: <a href="http://armenianow.com/news/39131/armavia_company_sale_baghdasarov" target="_blank">http://armenianow.com/news/39131/armavia_company_sale_baghdasarov</a>

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by OD720
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Armavia Cancels Second SSJ Order
Replies: 11
Views: 5071

RE: Armavia Cancels Second SSJ Order

Now they say that they have put an order for 1 A320, 2 B737-700 and 1 B737-800. Are these just claims or real orders? <a href="http://armenpress.am/eng/news/687967/%E2%80%9Carmavia%E2%80%9D-to-obtain-%E2%80%9Cairbus%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Cboeing%E2%80%9D-types-of-aircraft.html" target="_blank">http:/...

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by OD720
Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle Eastern Airlines Aircraft Purchasing Habits
Replies: 8
Views: 3711

Middle Eastern Airlines Aircraft Purchasing Habits

It would be better if the thread was called "Middle Eastern Airlines" instead of "Middle East Airlines" which is MEA., Lebanon's carrier.

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by OD720
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-16s For Oman
Replies: 10
Views: 10151

RE: F-16s For Oman

Not good news for the Eurofighter Typhoon as they were hoping to get the sale themselves.

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by OD720
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Migs In Armenia
Replies: 4
Views: 4026

RE: Migs In Armenia

I lived in Armenia for about 10 years and I know the place quite well. My question is, how close to the border do they usually get? The road leading to the Zvartnots airport and to Echmiadzin should be a good location or else if they go further south, drive towards the town of Ararat. I won't be sur...

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by OD720
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

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by OD720
Sat May 30, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

Dear friends, As you can see, Hunterson's death was a big loss even to this thread that he always somehow liked to keep it fresh and alive. Going to the real stories in the past few months, the air force recieved a Cessna 208 Caravan from the US last month armed with Hellfire missiles. This can be c...

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by OD720
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

This is very sad indeed. He loved this thread so much and wanted to keep it alive with news and developments.
He was a believer and a great patriot.

All the followers of this thread will miss him dearly.

RIP Hunterson.

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by OD720
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: R.I.P. Hunterson (Kassem Jaafar)
Replies: 6
Views: 4812

R.I.P. Hunterson (Kassem Jaafar)

Dear friends, It is with deep regret to inform you the death of Dr Kassem Jaafar, aka Hunterson in these forums, which happened yesterday of a "massive heartattack". According to an email I recieved from his family today, Kassem "collapsed at home and was declared dead at the hospital some forty min...

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by OD720
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In 1970 Who Was The Top 4 Largest Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 25401

RE: In 1970 Who Was The Top 4 Largest Airlines

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by OD720
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In 1970 Who Was The Top 4 Largest Airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 25401

RE: In 1970 Who Was The Top 4 Largest Airlines

Aeroflot?

Lebanon's TMA was one of the largest (if not the largest) cargo airline in the world. But that was around 1972-73.

[Edited 2009-02-07 13:08:40]

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by OD720
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

This MiG-29 anouncement took everyone by surprise here. It was quite unexpected. If this is fully excersized, it will be the first eastern made equipment entering service with our air force. What we need now are some propeller and advanced jet trainers and we can finally retire the long serving Hunt...

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by OD720
Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

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by OD720
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

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by OD720
Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rnzaf Aermacchis May Be Returned To Service
Replies: 10
Views: 6901

RE: Rnzaf Aermacchis May Be Returned To Service

If Lebanon can do it with the Hunters, sure New Zealand can as well. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1429743/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1429743/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/4/7/...

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by OD720
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

Here's another one: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1429743/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1429743/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/4/7/1429743.jpg" alt="Click here for bigger photo!" b...

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by OD720
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

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by OD720
Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

Dear friends, I'm also adding a few photos of the Hunters here on Airliners.net. Here are the first 2 and more are coming up soo. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1428958/L/" target="_blank">...

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by OD720
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

This is really exciting for both Lebanese Air Force and Hunter fans alike. The Hunters have been making different flying sorties over the capital for the past 10 days or so. Here's a short footage of the action posted by Zaher on YouTube: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4yACJoGW-A" target=_...

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by OD720
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

Great post Hunterson about the recent activities in the air force. It is also worth adding that Gen. Samir Maalouly has recently been appointed the new commander of the air force replacing Gen. Nouhad Zebian. Maalouly, who has been a Hunter pilot himself, has been given the task to "resurrect" the a...

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by OD720
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jordan Receives First F-16AMs From Belgium
Replies: 8
Views: 5233

RE: Jordan Receives First F-16AMs From Belgium

Thanks for the link. Too many questions maybe but does anyone know how many F-16s does the RJAF plans to have? A large fleet costs a lot of money. Does the RJAF have the AMRAAM in its inventory or do they still rely on the AIM-7 Sparrow? I also would like to know about the <acronym title="American A...

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by OD720
Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jordan Receives First F-16AMs From Belgium
Replies: 8
Views: 5233

RE: Jordan Receives First F-16AMs From Belgium

These are great shots and the even this early block F-16s look really sleek. Mabrouk!

So how many F-16s (including the MLUs) does the RJAF have now?

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by OD720
Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

During a surprise vist to Beirut, U.S. Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Eric Edelman told reporters that the US will supply the Lebanese Air Force a number of utility helicopters. He didn't mention the type of the helicopters or anything about the number being considered. The stratement was mad...

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by OD720
Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

It's very true what Hunterson says about the political stalemate effecting many plans and projects in the country, including the modernization of the army. However, it seems that plans are being drawn in many areas and that includes the air force as well and I think these would be implemented as soo...

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by OD720
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

Dear <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and Hunterson, According to Globalsecurity.org, which is very reliabale, there were 32 UH-1H Hueys delivered but data on their website is not very clear and it dates back to 2000. The table says 32 UH-1s and 16 <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">...

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by OD720
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

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by OD720
Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

I just replaced the text with a smaller and more reader friendly story which I think is enough not to bore anyone but is good enough for general info. Here's the link once again: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanese_Air_Force" target=_blank>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanese_Air_Force</...

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by OD720
Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lebanese Air Force
Replies: 169
Views: 36137

RE: Lebanese Air Force

Dear all, I'm currently in the process of updating the Lebanese Air Force page on Wikipedia. I already made a new and much more friendlier table of the aircraft inventory (current) and am in the process of writing a whole new text instead of the one appearing now. This text gives little info and con...

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