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by hmmmm...
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre flight over Toronto?
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: Bizarre flight over Toronto?

Okay thanks. Didn't think about helicopters.

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre flight over Toronto?
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Bizarre flight over Toronto?

Was looking just now at FL24 and there is an unknown flight, AIR2, that supposedly took off from Buttonville YKZ for Oshawa YOO, but the flight path does not start at Buttonville. It starts in space somewhere south of the airport, and then the plane makes bizarre turns all over the city, changing al...

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Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 260125

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

What this does show is that almost all travel is not actually necessary. With teleconferencing and modern media solutions, most business can be conducted remotely. You don't normally need to transport your physical body to do business. Unless your body is your business. The rest is just tourism and ...

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Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335433

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Does anybody know why there is a hole over Ohio? Is this normal or an illusion created by the software?



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Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335433

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I just checked Flightradar24 and the sky is pretty full of planes going transatlantic. I thought that flights to Europe were either banned or cancelled as of Friday.



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Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 67619

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

If an instrument approach is possible, why is it not mandatory? Seems that this happened only because the pilot got confused by what he saw. Why rely only on your eyesight, if you can also be aided by your instruments.

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Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat 51F on a 767 - unique to Rouge?
Replies: 23
Views: 5166

Re: Seat 51F on a 767 - unique to Rouge?

Okay thanks for that info! Sure looked strange to me.

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Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat 51F on a 767 - unique to Rouge?
Replies: 23
Views: 5166

Seat 51F on a 767 - unique to Rouge?

Is Rouge the only airline in the world that has a seat 51F on a 767? Does any other 767 even have a row 51 much less a row with one seat at the back? I can't find a pic of it on the internet, but here is the seatguru seat map. https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Air_Canada/Air_Canada_Rouge_Boeing_767-...

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Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What To Do About Pilot Suicide
Replies: 220
Views: 24023

RE: What To Do About Pilot Suicide

The pilots unions don't want progress in this area. They refuse to allow the mental health records of pilots to be known. They want pilots to be able to have any mental illness, and as long as they can hide it, to be able to fly. They also don't want cameras in the cockpit. They don't want to be wat...

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Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 11
Replies: 271
Views: 44090

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 11

I´ll say it again. This situation is not your typical suicide of someone with <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym>. ****************************** I agree. I have depression and think of suicide frequently, but never killing anyone else. To do what he did, especially at such a young ag...

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Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 10
Replies: 285
Views: 47356

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 10

The new rule is just a silly <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> move. A typical flight attendant could be attacked and incapacitated by a typical pilot very easily. This is just something to make the airlines look as if they are doing something to address a threat they know they can n...

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by hmmmm...
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747 SEA-ATL
Replies: 29
Views: 12170

RE: Delta 747 SEA-ATL

Gone are the days when 747s were used domestically. I'd say it has been 40 years.

Those were the days.

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Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Missing - Part 3
Replies: 237
Views: 73079

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Missing - Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bueb0g" class="quote" target="_blank">bueb0g</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Why? It's not going anywhere. </i></font></td>...

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by hmmmm...
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Was No Bleed Air A Good Idea?
Replies: 164
Views: 41350

RE: B787 Was No Bleed Air A Good Idea?

How does a bleedless system heat the cabin air? Does this mean the 787 needs to have electric cabin heaters?

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Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Eastern 737-800 Roll Out
Replies: 115
Views: 24106

RE: New Eastern 737-800 Roll Out

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N62NA" class="quote" target="_blank">N62NA</a> (<a href="#61" class="quote">Reply 61</a>):<br/><i>One other point: I'm glad that they went with ...

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Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Eastern 737-800 Roll Out
Replies: 115
Views: 24106

RE: New Eastern 737-800 Roll Out

Hope this Eastern survives. A logo and livery like that deserves a good airline.

Now just bring me a big orange Braniff 747.

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Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge Livery - For Mainline Fleet?
Replies: 41
Views: 11779

RE: Air Canada Rouge Livery - For Mainline Fleet?

the rouge livery has a great tail. I don't like the lack of the Air Canada name though. The tail + Air Canada in bold red letters and maybe a red cheatline to break up the white. But anything is better than their last two liveries. The Rouge livery is the closest they have come to a good looking pla...

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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 1
Replies: 235
Views: 227652

MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 1

Safe to say the plane is lost and the passengers are dead. That is not going too far out on a limb. When planes drop off of radar, they don't show up hours later in one piece. But let's just hope it is not murder. Or worse, Silk Air 185 or Air Egypt 990 kind of murder. That is the unkindest cut of a...

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Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: WHO Thinks The Mods ACT Arbitrarily?
Replies: 165
Views: 3853

RE: WHO Thinks The Mods ACT Arbitrarily?

I posted a thread yesterday asking for opinions on Air Canada Rouge, a brand new airline, and a question that did not currently exist in the database, and it was deleted. If that question gets deleted from the civil forum, then what question wouldn't get deleted? lol. Two people had links to a revie...

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Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here (Part 6)
Replies: 299
Views: 8479

RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 6)

I posted a thread yesterday asking if anyone has flown Air Canada's Rouge, and it was deleted. There were no existing thread asking that question.

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Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Fly Air Canada Rouge?
Replies: 10
Views: 6626

Anyone Fly Air Canada Rouge?

It is my understanding that Air Canada Rouge aircraft have had the seatback displays removed. In lieu, Air Canada has something called Player, which is a service that can stream inflight entertainment to an Apple device. Has anybody used this service yet, and if so, does it include the moving map di...

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Lands At Wrong Airport (Part 2)
Replies: 140
Views: 21151

RE: WN Lands At Wrong Airport (Part 2)

I hope the pilots do get fired. There must be some way of weeding out the poor ones in every profession. And yes, if you land at the wrong airport, you have proven you don't have the attention to detail required by the job. Some screws ups must be big enough to call into question the competency of t...

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Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 250 KTS Below 10,000 Ft Rule
Replies: 42
Views: 19825

RE: 250 KTS Below 10,000 Ft Rule

Thanks for the replies. I don't know however if 100 knt tailwind could explain it at 10,000 feet, especially since the plane was vastly exceeding 250 at different directions.I guess it is a rule that is not well-enforced. I have noticed this with other planes as well that I have tracked. As to the o...

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Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 250 KTS Below 10,000 Ft Rule
Replies: 42
Views: 19825

RE: 250 KTS Below 10,000 Ft Rule

It's a radar return, so I assume it was ground speed.

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Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 250 KTS Below 10,000 Ft Rule
Replies: 42
Views: 19825

RE: 250 KTS Below 10,000 Ft Rule

I'm tracking a Korean Airlines 744 into Halifax, and it just busted 10,000 at 349Knts. Is this a violation?

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by hmmmm...
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Present And Future
Replies: 60
Views: 11881

RE: Air Canada Present And Future

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyyul" class="quote" target="_blank">flyyul</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Perhaps some see this as a huge cost, but no...

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by hmmmm...
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Present And Future
Replies: 60
Views: 11881

RE: Air Canada Present And Future

It is an 19th century anachronism that French is a modern-day legal requirement, since virtually no one who flies on most of these routes speaks only French. The humorous irony is that they do announcements in a language that only the cabin crew understands. lol. On a flight from Toronto to Vancouve...

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Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here It Comes -- U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC
Replies: 288
Views: 32878

RE: Here It Comes -- U.S. Anti Trust Suit: AMR/LCC

The government doesn't understand how business works. If <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> goes under, that also means less competition. But even more unemployed. You can stop a merger by judicial fiat, but you can not force a business to stay open. Either way, there will be less...

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Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 2
Replies: 257
Views: 131306

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cjg225" class="quote" target="_blank">cjg225</a> (<a href="#99" class="quote">Reply 99</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> One picture shows...

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by hmmmm...
Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 2
Replies: 257
Views: 131306

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 2

<i> but modifications were made to all of the various engine types to ensure it wouldn't happen again.</i> I don't think so. Only Trent engines were modified. That's my point. And this one did not have Trent engines. What I am saying is that the circumstances match. <i>This was most likely pilot err...

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Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 2
Replies: 257
Views: 131306

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 2

Well, it's clear from the photos that the gear struck the seawall. It came down way too short off the runway, just like BA038. And it was coming down from a long flight that could have led to icing in the fuel lines, and then a sudden surge of fuel flow could have dislodged a chunk of ice and blocke...

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Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's The Speed Limit At Airports?
Replies: 66
Views: 38229

RE: What's The Speed Limit At Airports?

Take a look at this video . At the end he gets up to about 30-40 mph.

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Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Non-stop From YYZ
Replies: 17
Views: 5560

Shortest Non-stop From YYZ

Can anyone tell me what is currently the shortest (in minutes) non-stop flight from YYZ?

Thanks

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by hmmmm...
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noob Question: Rudder Use In Flight
Replies: 19
Views: 15504

RE: Noob Question: Rudder Use In Flight

An aircraft does not really need a rudder to fly. Not only do ailerons roll the plane, they also effect yaw, which is why you can yaw quite well without a rudder - it's just sloppy - uncoordinated. However, rudder is essential for crosswinds, especially on take-off and landings, when you do not wish...

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Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Has The 727 Lost Cruising Speed?
Replies: 63
Views: 18234

RE: Why Has The 727 Lost Cruising Speed?

Keep in mind that the 727 was just a faster plane than today's planes, so it has to slow down to stay in the line. A plane's cruising speed is determined by its wing. And those first and second generation jets had faster wings than what replacement them. For example, the 727 had a 32 degree sweep, w...

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Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air 737 Crashed In Canada
Replies: 144
Views: 51976

RE: First Air 737 Crashed In Canada

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sanjet" class="quote" target="_blank">sanjet</a> (<a href="#48" class="quote">Reply 48</a>):<br/><i> We'll let the TSB investigators determine t...

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Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air 737 Crashed In Canada
Replies: 144
Views: 51976

RE: First Air 737 Crashed In Canada

Sounds like another controlled flight into terrain in bad visibility. This type of accident never dies.

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Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet Design Reached Its Limit?
Replies: 28
Views: 6105

RE: Jet Design Reached Its Limit?

Yes, airplanes have reached the end of their design evolutions and their performance envelopes. In fact, commercial airliners reached this pinnacle 50 years ago. With the exception of fuel efficiency, there has been little change in the last 50 years. The first 50 years of aviation saw a paradigm ch...

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Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Ugly Aircraft
Replies: 108
Views: 23482

Most Ugly Aircraft

The Concorde. Too long for its length, wings flimsy looking, engines encased in square boxes, and that silly pointy nose that has to droop just to land or take-off. Don't get me started on the interior. Cramped, dated seats, tiny windows, perhaps the ugliest interior in the last 30 years. The whole ...

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Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Composites And Lightning Strikes
Replies: 55
Views: 20675

RE: 787 Composites And Lightning Strikes

Here is a <a href="http://www.flightsafety.org/hs/hs_jan_feb98.pdf">real life accident</a href> caused by lightning striking a composite structure. Concerns about this issue are not totally unfounded. They don't always think of everything before they allow an aircraft to fly. Any student of aviation...

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Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This On Every Window?
Replies: 27
Views: 13439

RE: What Is This On Every Window?

The plastic cylinder is in between the two outer pressure panes, as you can see in the photo. It is not attached to the inner pane that is inside the cabin. Why would air get in between those two pressure panes?

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Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This On Every Window?
Replies: 27
Views: 13439

RE: What Is This On Every Window?

If the two panes of glass were sealed, how would moisture get in there? Why make a hole.

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Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dec 16: Strong Jetstream Above NE US/Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 2617

RE: Dec 16: Strong Jetstream Above NE US/Canada

It doesn't surprise me at this time of year. If a 747 say has an airspeed of 565 mph, that would mean, with that tailwind going eastbound, it would have a ground speed of 800 mph. Which, would be supersonic in relation to ground. LOL. Not bad.

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Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is This On Every Window?
Replies: 27
Views: 13439

What Is This On Every Window?

I've heard this has something to do with pressure, but in what capacity, I don't know. It seems to me to be a solid plastic cylinder, without any hole in it.

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Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Very Satisfied With A380 Performance...
Replies: 318
Views: 36358

RE: SQ Very Satisfied With A380 Performance...

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Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Very Satisfied With A380 Performance...
Replies: 318
Views: 36358

RE: SQ Very Satisfied With A380 Performance...

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Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pickering Airport... Good Or Bad?
Replies: 59
Views: 5788

RE: Pickering Airport... Good Or Bad?

Why are people talking about Buttonville? Buttonville is a hemmed in little nothing of an airport that has no runway to accommodate anything larger than <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> aircraft. Airports require huge amounts of land - thousands of isolated acres. That was the whole id...

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Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Needs 8000 Pilots In The Next 20 Years
Replies: 50
Views: 5822

RE: Middle East Needs 8000 Pilots In The Next 20 Years

I'm glad I alerted many people on this thread about the reality of what goes on in that part of the world. Your denials, obfuscations, and campy moral equivalence will not make any person used to the West think that the UAE would be a nice place to work and live once they do a bit of research.

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Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Needs 8000 Pilots In The Next 20 Years
Replies: 50
Views: 5822

RE: Middle East Needs 8000 Pilots In The Next 20 Y

Wow. What moral equivalence. To compare the freest cultures and nations on earth and say it is the no better than the worst human rights violators on the planet. This is what universities teach these days. In the West, all those things are crimes. In the middle east, they are part of the culture. Yo...

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Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle East Needs 8000 Pilots In The Next 20 Years
Replies: 50
Views: 5822

RE: Middle East Needs 8000 Pilots In The Next 20 Years

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