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by 747-600X
Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Photographer Messing With Us?
Replies: 55
Views: 16710

RE: Is The Photographer Messing With Us?

Can I just suggest - for all those who are asking whether it's acceptable to fly "over" a runway - that <b>none</b> of the photos linked in this thread seem to be taken from "over" runway. Even if there are routes over the runways, there wouldn't need to be for these photos. With the right equipment...

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by 747-600X
Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reply To The Signiture Above #2!
Replies: 159
Views: 5997

RE: Reply To The Signiture Above #2!

hence, flying boats...

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by 747-600X
Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.
Replies: 31
Views: 4301

Well, Well, Well...

Always interesting how things turn out. Don't worry, of course, this'll sort of have to boil away in a couple more weeks (this thread, I mean). Anyway, I hope <b>AirTran737</b>'s post is <u>not</u> deleted; let's just deal with it, shall we? AirTran, pay attention, chap: <b>I’m not buying this load ...

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by 747-600X
Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Visibility Of ISS Passing Overhead At Night?
Replies: 6
Views: 4358

Visibility Of ISS Passing Overhead At Night?

A friend has asked me if I know when/if the International Space Station will be visible as it passes overhead. I wondered if any one more on the space end of "aerospace" had any knowledge about that sort of thing or knew where one could find out.

Thanks!

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by 747-600X
Sun Oct 10, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.
Replies: 31
Views: 4301

RE: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.

Well... it's not even remotely liberal crap. In the modern sense, it's thoroughly conservative. I'm glad to see a libertarian participant in the discussion. As for Greg, all I can say is that it remains amusing that you urge me to lighten up and then begin, "Please, please,"-ing me. For what it's wo...

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by 747-600X
Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Users From Antarctica?
Replies: 34
Views: 1564

RE: Users From Antarctica?

I was looking for one of the off-world flags, from the outter planets, but the list seems to have forgotten them, as well. Darn.

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by 747-600X
Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Top-of-Page Design!
Replies: 162
Views: 16525

**New Top Missing From Contact Page**

The new header display is missing from the "Contact Us" page -
https://www.airliners.net/comments/

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by 747-600X
Thu Oct 07, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Top-of-Page Design!
Replies: 162
Views: 16525

RE: New Airliners.net Top-of-Page Design!

Again, a voice supporting it as an awesome upgrade - very professional while maintaining the original forward take on the 747.

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by 747-600X
Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.
Replies: 31
Views: 4301

RE: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.

Greg, Since I didn't copy it, it would have to be option B) that I wrote that horrible diatribe and want credit for it, though I don't recall any statement particularly to the tone of wanting credit for it. By the way, what has self-indulgence got to do with it? Is that what we're calling dissent no...

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by 747-600X
Tue Oct 05, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.
Replies: 31
Views: 4301

RE: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.

How absolutely stupid (I'm grinning while writing this, so no hard feelings) do you think I am that I didn't <b>know it came from my own profile</b>. Oy vey. Can you spell: "duh"? Anyway, I'll keep what I've been smokin' to myself, thank you. -- On a serious note -- I was wondering how a nation bein...

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by 747-600X
Mon Oct 04, 2004 11:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.
Replies: 31
Views: 4301

RE: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.

The only additional comments I feel should be made are: 1-In one month, I'll change my profile to the next age category; I'm 20 currently. I do notice how <b>presumptuous</b> some of the childish American responses are to the piece. I find it interesting how many people's first inclination, upon rea...

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by 747-600X
Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.
Replies: 31
Views: 4301

RE: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.

Cute - yes, I am. Nice profile, by the way. I think you need a few flags in there  Big grin

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by 747-600X
Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-American's Thoughts On The Debates
Replies: 16
Views: 2549

An American Here...

Wow, I have to say it's great to read all these comments from foreigners. And I agree with <b>all</b> of them. Of course, not many Americans see any of that or will agree with it. We think we're free of "bias" and "propaganda" and of course, all this soap-opera stuff seems <i>sooooo</i> important wh...

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by 747-600X
Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.
Replies: 31
Views: 4301

To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.

Dear Fellow Citizen, Foreign Observer, In one month’s time, we, the Citizens of the fifty United States of America, will be given the opportunity to do that which allegedly consists, essentially, in the selecting of a leader for ourselves and our nation. Let me begin, therefore, by expressing a cert...

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by 747-600X
Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-9 --> 717
Replies: 17
Views: 9556

RE: DC-9 --> 717

Someone said 717 has CRTs; they're LCDs if I'm not mistaken. As for type rating, I'm amused that anyone who doesn't actually know the ratings should opine about it.

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by 747-600X
Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 757s With Winglets!
Replies: 19
Views: 7336

RE: CO 757s With Winglets!

Of course, the Aviation Partners site says nothing about the CO deal.

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by 747-600X
Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attn. Terrorists: One Word: "Microsoft"
Replies: 5
Views: 2230

Attn. Terrorists: One Word: "Microsoft"

So... Put <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym> into computer. Media Player opens all by itself (wow!). Media Player says, "Friggin' - this <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym> requires analog playback, would you like me to play this <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">C...

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by 747-600X
Sun Aug 15, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Charley Now Cat 4. Hitting Ft. Myers!
Replies: 18
Views: 2377

Hurricane Charley Now Cat 4. Hitting Ft. Myers!

My sister went to live with a friend in Fort Myers for the summer. She stopped emailing 3 days ago; no one's heard from her since.

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by 747-600X
Thu Aug 12, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Explain This Photo...is This Real?
Replies: 55
Views: 17434

Distance Distortion

Another quick comment on photography playing tricks with the eyes - This shot is not as remarkable physically as it is aesthetically. Not only are the aircraft 1000' apart (we hope), but there is an <b>enormous</b> amount of horizontal space being lost on account of the angle of the photographer and...

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by 747-600X
Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Cabin Mock Up Pictures
Replies: 42
Views: 15747

RE: New A380 Cabin Mock Up Pictures

Well, why would you need lots of windows with 50 inches of seat pitch? Wait- what do you mean they'll actually use 32 inches... -- Also, an observation for the imaginative: the upper-deck bar photos (which is a separate bar than the one in the lower deck photo) appear to be a continuation of the upp...

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by 747-600X
Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: No Racist Remarks...but Ok To Call People Nazis?
Replies: 28
Views: 1983

RE: No Racist Remarks...but Ok To Call People Nazis?

Forgive my dissenting interpretation of the situation, but "Nazi" is <b>not</b> inherently derogatory. Is it? While generally used that way, it would depend on context. You cannot allow yourself to be offended by a 'neutral' world; and you are unwise to assume inference. How do you know that you wer...

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by 747-600X
Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Contest: Design The New A.net Top Of Page Logo!
Replies: 366
Views: 54120

RE: Contest: Design The New A.net Top Of Page Logo!


Johan -

a good point is brought up; do you need the buttons/links currently shown? Do you need others not shown? A differnet combination or order?

The "use photos" for example seems a bit awkward or underused.

Please let us know!

Thanks...

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by 747-600X
Mon Jul 05, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: July 2 A.net Presidential Preference Poll - Vote
Replies: 83
Views: 2741

RE: July 2 A.net Presidential Preference Poll - Vote

I think I'll vote for the Libertarian candidate, too. Unless there are any socialists running...

yeah, I know...

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by 747-600X
Mon Jul 05, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Wrong With This Mountain?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2871

RE: What's Wrong With This Mountain?!

What a bevy of knowledge! I love it - I was wondering what mountain L-188 was seeing over on the right, too, but I'm glad we worked that out  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin">. I've never seen snow barricades like that here in the States. Probably have 'em somewhere, but...

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by 747-600X
Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Wrong With This Mountain?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2871

RE: What's Wrong With This Mountain?!

Yeah, I was gonna' say - I've been to Anchorage (not sure that I know where Flattop Mt.) on my way up to Fairbanks, and seen hiking trails in the Rockies, Mt. Rainier, and in Denali N.P. - if those were trails, perhaps they're enclosed. (Now where's the fun in that?!)

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by 747-600X
Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: July 2 A.net Presidential Preference Poll - Vote
Replies: 83
Views: 2741

RE: July 2 A.net Presidential Preference Poll - Vote

Given the choice of Bush, an horribly unsucessful businsesman who has never had to do a day's work, can't speak lucidy, and shows no particular signs of greatness, or Kerry, who can speak a little better and has had some independent business success (indicating he has some concept of how to run a la...

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by 747-600X
Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Wrong With This Mountain?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2871

RE: What's Wrong With This Mountain?!

That's a rather vivid trail. When you go out to Mt. Rainier in Washington, (or down to it, in your case) you can barely see hikers with strong binoculars, much less any of the trails. If it's a trail, then why do the lines all seem parallel - none seem to gain any altitude?

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by 747-600X
Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Wrong With This Mountain?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2871

What's Wrong With This Mountain?!

Notice the horizontal lines at right... what on Earth (pun intended!)? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/612814/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/612814/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/1/8/...

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by 747-600X
Sat May 29, 2004 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pikcup Truck Bed-Cover Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

RE: Pikcup Truck Bed-Cover Question

Well, the Pendaliner I have does go up over the sides, so I'm not sure how that would interact.

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by 747-600X
Fri May 28, 2004 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pikcup Truck Bed-Cover Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

RE: Pikcup Truck Bed-Cover Question

Well, the bedliner is over the rail (side). It's aesthetic - as far as I can tell it does nothing but make a pretty black plastic thing on the outside. Inside, it's useful - I've hauled stuff which would've scratched the crap out of any paint... but anyway. Marine stores... not sure I've ever visite...

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by 747-600X
Fri May 28, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pikcup Truck Bed-Cover Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Pikcup Truck Bed-Cover Question

Er, I feel naive... Okay, so I have a Chevy S-10 - and before anyone picks on it for being small or because they don't like Chevy's, let me say it's never malfunctioned and gone all sorts of places and hauled all kinds of loads and is really a great pal, but I digress... I bought the truck with a be...

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by 747-600X
Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Parts Glorified
Replies: 47
Views: 5709

RE: A380 Parts Glorified

This is funny. It's not, by the way, "Completed Airliners.Net" so I don't know why you think your personal fetish for full assemblies only should be entertained, but whatever... still can't believe how perturbed we're getting over it. For the mature among us - You can download very thorough and, at ...

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by 747-600X
Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans In Favor Of Torture
Replies: 67
Views: 2944

**Responses To Concepts And Individuals**

Sorry 'bout the length of time between the original post and this reply, and about the length of the reply itself... <b>He was old enough to know right from wrong.</b> Clearly not. Many of you say that he knew right from wrong. You seem to think of humans as rational creatures. Of course he knew it ...

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by 747-600X
Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do Americans Use " And Not '?
Replies: 45
Views: 4006

We Don't

Americans do <b>not</b> use quotation marks in place of so-called apostrophies. Only those of us who are lax in proper grammar do so. I have never seen a textbook, for example, which would refer to a cultural item in quotes as the "pueblo" examle suggests. However, in your example, quotation marks w...

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by 747-600X
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans In Favor Of Torture
Replies: 67
Views: 2944

Americans In Favor Of Torture

Today, a teenager by the name of Lee Boyd Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Malvo killed a man when he was seventeen and under the guide of John Allen Muhammad, who killed several others during an infamous several-week killing spree, here in America. In response to this sentence,...

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by 747-600X
Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost Of An Embraer/Canadair?
Replies: 2
Views: 3703

RE: Cost Of An Embraer/Canadair?

Going once, going twice, anybody... anybody?

Better question, then - how about "where can I find this information?" Ah!

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by 747-600X
Wed Dec 24, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost Of An Embraer/Canadair?
Replies: 2
Views: 3703

Cost Of An Embraer/Canadair?

Hello! A friend has asked me a question which, while I didn't know the answer to it myself, I decided was relatively interesting to put out there anyway - he says he's asked the companies themselves and gotten no reply, so anyone with any helpful info. please feel free to contribute. Thanks!... We'r...

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by 747-600X
Tue Sep 09, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 Overrun At MDW
Replies: 72
Views: 12632

RE: 757 Overrun At MDW

You people are a little short-sighted here, the plane had 103 pax and 7 crew - 120 people. Whether that was "capacity" or what it actually had aboard is beside the point. It's phraseology, not wrong facts. Everyone's picking on NBC for that - I think you're trying to feel good about how much you kno...

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by 747-600X
Sat Aug 30, 2003 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Gets A340-600
Replies: 18
Views: 4134

RE: ATL Gets A340-600

The flightys you're talking about are those which keep the economy of Cape Verde running. Regardless of equipment, they stop there for gas.

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by 747-600X
Wed Aug 20, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Aicraft In This Photo?
Replies: 18
Views: 4564

RE: How Many Aicraft In This Photo?

Note - apologies if this topic was already posted. I did a search for it, but it's not an easy thing to search for.

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by 747-600X
Wed Aug 20, 2003 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Aicraft In This Photo?
Replies: 18
Views: 4564

How Many Aicraft In This Photo?

Well, the photographer says a "good guess" is around 65, but I can count 77 discernible aircraft. Anybody able to count more than that? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/403375/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/403375/...

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by 747-600X
Tue Aug 05, 2003 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Emirates And The Dot" - Article Source?
Replies: 1
Views: 2801

"Emirates And The Dot" - Article Source?

Someone Emailed me asking for the source of this article; said it was a sourec of great discussion in the forums. I haven't been able to find even the headline - if any of you who were involved in the discussion can find the article and/or where it came from, it would be most appreciated.

Thanks!

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by 747-600X
Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vasp MD-11 With Flames - Fake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3940

RE: Vasp MD-11 With Flames - Fake?

And while I'm on my soap box, just what defined an armchair screener? You "pros" get paid now do you? A person has every right to voice their opinion. For heaven's sake.

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by 747-600X
Fri Aug 01, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vasp MD-11 With Flames - Fake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3940

RE: Vasp MD-11 With Flames - Fake?

Good Lord! You people are rather critical. Did you even <b>read</b> my original post? It was meant to <b>calm</b> the waters before some raving lunatic made a post accusing the photo of being fake. Martin received several Emails stating that it was fake and sent me a very agitated complaint about th...

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by 747-600X
Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Vasp MD-11 With Flames - Fake?
Replies: 13
Views: 3940

Vasp MD-11 With Flames - Fake?

A few hours ago, Oertle Martin, photographer of the VASP <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 taking off with flames from the engine, sent me an Email enraged that some people think it is a fake shot. I have reviewed the shot and here is what I feel: The occurence of a light-shaded area a...

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by 747-600X
Fri Jul 11, 2003 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines Upgraded Logo And Livery Here!
Replies: 55
Views: 7903

RE: Ethiopian Airlines Upgraded Logo And Livery Here!

People, if I undersatnd correctly, these are NOT AirOrange's designs. Point your fingers elsewhere. That said, the new livery is indeed a copy of Emirates. What gives???

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by 747-600X
Fri Jul 11, 2003 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Much Does A Car Weigh?
Replies: 6
Views: 16811

RE: How Much Does A Car Weigh?

I didn't mean to say there was anything "wrong" with "tiny European cars". While in Europe I rather enjoyed the way people drive, even if the cars were too small for all of my 6'2" to fit comfortably into. I inquired about American cars because, well, the relevance of the material is in America. The...

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by 747-600X
Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Singapore Swallows Its Pride Over Gum
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

RE: Singapore Swallows Its Pride Over Gum

She said that three of the gum's ingredients, including the sweetener xylitol, were deemed to have "therapeutic benefits", although she acknowledged: "Frankly, I have no idea what they are."

lol

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by 747-600X
Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Much Does A Car Weigh?
Replies: 6
Views: 16811

How Much Does A Car Weigh?

Anyone know how much the average car weighs, or where I can find out spec.s for the weights of various cars?
By average I mean average American car, like Ford Taurus, or an import, one of the Japanese makers, but of American size, not the tiny European ones.

Thanks!

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by 747-600X
Wed Jul 09, 2003 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Concorde Flight No.s
Replies: 9
Views: 5249

RE: Air France Concorde Flight No.s

There's gotta' be a book about the Concorde's history that has that sort of information. If there isn't, I'm sure by now someone has started writing one.

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