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by bj87
Tue May 03, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Is The Best Car Manufacturer?
Replies: 140
Views: 7954

RE: Who Is The Best Car Manufacturer?

For me it has got to be Volvo. The best car I ever crashed! They are well build, not that bad looking these days but a bit expensive. That said if you maintain them well they can literally drive on for ever. The world record for the most mileage on a single car is held by a beautiful 1966 Volvo P180...

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by bj87
Mon May 02, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Livery Changes
Replies: 65
Views: 7202

RE: Worst Livery Changes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kiwiandrew" class="quote" target="_blank">kiwiandrew</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>to the kitschy vulgarity of this :</i>...

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by bj87
Sun May 01, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favourite Soviet Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 8127

RE: Your Favourite Soviet Aircraft

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlySSC" class="quote" target="_blank">FlySSC</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>One of the best looking aircraft ever :</i></f...

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by bj87
Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Livery Changes
Replies: 65
Views: 7202

RE: Worst Livery Changes

Well, KLC's livery from the 90's was pretty horrible. Especially considering the beautiful livery that NLM, the KLC predecessor, had. The new paint job looks like someone put two plane halves together with a strip of duck tape. Thank god they changed it in the 2000's. <br/><center><font color="#EEEE...

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by bj87
Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Problems On Commercial Airliners In Service?
Replies: 5
Views: 4388

RE: Problems On Commercial Airliners In Service?

The BAE 146's flaps are notoriously noisy. Not a flaw but definitely quirky.

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by bj87
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Engine-Maker
Replies: 23
Views: 5497

RE: Your Favorite Engine-Maker

The engines Favourite engine: Rolls Royce dart engines, man those things howl!! The planes Favourite plane Manufacturer: Call me biast -> Fokker (27,50,70,100 are all nice planes to fly on and look at) Favourite non Dutch plane -> Airbus A340-500 Soooooo quiet. Favourite Soviet Era plane -> Il 62M, ...

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by bj87
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here We Go Again..Apple Sues Samsung
Replies: 96
Views: 3213

RE: Here We Go Again..Apple Sues Samsung

pfff, this is getting really sad. These <acronym title="Kingfisher Airlines (India) AND Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> companies are like a bunch of nerds playing tag in a courtroom. I am waiting for one company to sue the other because their device copies the ability to make a phone call us...

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by bj87
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alien Lands In Russia, Did He/she/it Get Lost?
Replies: 21
Views: 2851

RE: Alien Lands In Russia, Did He/she/it Get Lost?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i> Oh no no no! Where'd you get that...

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by bj87
Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alien Lands In Russia, Did He/she/it Get Lost?
Replies: 21
Views: 2851

Alien Lands In Russia, Did He/she/it Get Lost?

According to a Youtube movie, and we all know how reliable they are, an alien has landed in Russia. Unfortunately he/she/it didn't make it alive. Personally I don't believe in aliens but the video is definitely worth a view. Kudos to the person who made it, it looks quite good. <a href="http://www.y...

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by bj87
Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Itvv Videos.
Replies: 26
Views: 11448

RE: Itvv Videos.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777guy" class="quote" target="_blank">777guy</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I also like the A320 because Captain does such...

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by bj87
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CPH Introduces Augmented Reality App
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

RE: CPH Introduces Augmented Reality App

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CamiloA380" class="quote" target="_blank">CamiloA380</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>It can be quite useful... But its quit...

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by bj87
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Are One-way Fares More Expensive Than Return?
Replies: 10
Views: 8938

RE: Why Are One-way Fares More Expensive Than Retu

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Neverest" class="quote" target="_blank">Neverest</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Do the airlines not see the chance ...

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by bj87
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Widebody Scheduled Route
Replies: 20
Views: 5681

RE: Shortest Widebody Scheduled Route

KLM's shortest wide body route has got to be <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. Depending on the time of year or the load it can be anything from a narrow body 737 to a wide body...

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by bj87
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meanest US Airline 2011...
Replies: 12
Views: 4190

RE: Meanest US Airline 2011...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JetBlue777" class="quote" target="_blank">JetBlue777</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Their <acronym title="New York - John ...

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by bj87
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Steep Approach:Which A/C Are Capable?
Replies: 62
Views: 20247

RE: Steep Approach:Which A/C Are Capable?

The Falcon 7X is certified for LCY.

And I am reasonably certain that the Falcon 900 and Global express are also certified for steep approaches.

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by bj87
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Meanest US Airline 2011...
Replies: 12
Views: 4190

RE: Meanest US Airline 2011...

I haven't flown a lot of US airlines lately but for me personally the worst and meanest American airline is Delta, no contest. They employ grumpy people, are bad at giving information about a delay and incapable of landing an airplane without leaving a crater. But hey, I have only flown with them th...

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by bj87
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are All Aircraft "exactly" The Same Size?
Replies: 18
Views: 5961

RE: Are All Aircraft "exactly" The Same Size?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/oly720man" class="quote" target="_blank">oly720man</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>Wasn't the April 1st edition was it?</...

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by bj87
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Single Engine Taxi
Replies: 27
Views: 13814

RE: UA Single Engine Taxi

This is a common procedure these days. I had a single engine taxi on an Embraer Brasillia once. Also, British Midland used to shut down one engine of their F100s after landing. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9...

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by bj87
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes You Have Flown On That Have Crashed
Replies: 52
Views: 11424

RE: Planes You Have Flown On That Have Crashed

Bit of an odd thread but hey, I like odd things. I flew on a Divi Divi air BN2A islander a year before it crashed just of the coast of the Island of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Picture of the Islander in question: <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href...

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by bj87
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Museums Who'll Get Space Shuttles,
Replies: 138
Views: 17752

RE: Museums Who'll Get Space Shuttles,

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MadameConcorde" class="quote" target="_blank">MadameConcorde</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Have they thought of having on...

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by bj87
Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are All Aircraft "exactly" The Same Size?
Replies: 18
Views: 5961

RE: Are All Aircraft "exactly" The Same Size?

A couple of weeks ago I read an article in a magazine about this subject. Now, I don't know if the following story is 100% true but it is relevant to the subject. KLM used to fly a bunch of DC8-63 aircraft and they noticed that one of the aircraft actually burned a lot more fuel on a given mission t...

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by bj87
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Production Run Cleared
Replies: 35
Views: 11572

RE: A400M Production Run Cleared

That is good news. A while back they were talking about canceling the program so this is a great step forward. I think this will be a great aircraft for decades to come. It is a shame that certain European countries, cough Netherlands, didn't participate in the project. It would have been great for ...

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by bj87
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should The U.S. Air Force Start A Cargo Airline?
Replies: 26
Views: 9028

RE: Should The U.S. Air Force Start A Cargo Airline?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/wn700driver" class="quote" target="_blank">wn700driver</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>They have lots of them? That would b...

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by bj87
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Should The U.S. Air Force Start A Cargo Airline?
Replies: 26
Views: 9028

RE: Should The U.S. Air Force Start A Cargo Airline?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kaitak744" class="quote" target="_blank">kaitak744</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Should the U.S. Air Force start a...

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by bj87
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Ever Happen To The A-330 Desitined For KC-X?
Replies: 10
Views: 8545

RE: What Ever Happen To The A-330 Desitined For KC-X?

Why don't they sell the A330 as a private tanker? Want to take your VIP A340/767 or other airplane non stop from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to australia but can't. Now you can with your very own Shell fill up station in the sky! Seriously, I can rem...

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by bj87
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch Lynx And 3 Marines Captured In Libya
Replies: 75
Views: 20434

RE: Dutch Lynx And 3 Marines Captured In Libya

Here is a BBC article about the incident: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12633415" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12633415</a> First of all it is nice to see the Dutch government finally growing a set of balls and do something to get the last Dutch citizens o...

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by bj87
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Boeing KC-X Tanker Post-Bid Thread.
Replies: 274
Views: 28619

RE: Official Boeing KC-X Tanker Post-Bid Thread.

This outcome definitely isn't a shocker. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/wolbo" class="quote" target="_blank">wolbo</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Any ot...

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by bj87
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Do You Think The 797 Will Be?
Replies: 8
Views: 7163

RE: What Do You Think The 797 Will Be?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VC10er" class="quote" target="_blank">VC10er</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>What Do You Think The 797 Will Be? </i>...

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by bj87
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 Fire Safety Post Swissair
Replies: 12
Views: 5300

RE: MD-11 Fire Safety Post Swissair

Not every MD11 was grounded after that incident because the cause of the problem was the IFE and how it was installed. Only the Swissair planes needed modifying as far as I remember. The problem wasn't related to the aircraft type. The fire was caused by the in flight entertainment system. The syste...

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by bj87
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Recommended Good Read Library
Replies: 58
Views: 21971

RE: Recommended Good Read Library

Jane's all the world aircraft might be interesting. It lists both military and commercial planes with a brief history of each. It contains a lot of rare planes and pictures. Mind you the book will cost you a small fortune. But it can be yours for only 877.28 dollars and for that you even get free sh...

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by bj87
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest A-Netter?
Replies: 50
Views: 5454

RE: Weirdest A-Netter?

I take lots of pictures on planes but the process of doing so isn't always a success. The weirdest moment I ever had on an airplane was walking through the cabin with an in yogurt covered camera. I sneezed while trying to take a close up picture of the fruit in the yogurt.  <img src="http://cdn...

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by bj87
Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yak 40 - To Buy Or Not?
Replies: 9
Views: 4864

RE: Yak 40 - To Buy Or Not?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Birdwatching" class="quote" target="_blank">Birdwatching</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Try to convince them with how usef...

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by bj87
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: General A400M Discussion Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 15140

RE: General A400M Discussion Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zeke" class="quote" target="_blank">zeke</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i>You will see from the presentation that they did...

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by bj87
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UA Employee Bus Flips Over In DEN
Replies: 9
Views: 5383

RE: UA Employee Bus Flips Over In DEN

That probably gave the crew a bit of a scare. Luckily no one was badly injured.

Maybe the bus driver should join the air force, then he can do a high speed corkscrew with equipment that was actually designed to do one.

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by bj87
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Will Be The Next Air Force One And When?
Replies: 55
Views: 16357

RE: What Will Be The Next Air Force One And When?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CharlieNoble" class="quote" target="_blank">CharlieNoble</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Given how difficult it has been ...

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by bj87
Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Will Be The Next Air Force One And When?
Replies: 55
Views: 16357

RE: What Will Be The Next Air Force One And When?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JBirdAV8r" class="quote" target="_blank">JBirdAV8r</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> don't understand why you feel the need ...

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by bj87
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Will Be The Next Air Force One And When?
Replies: 55
Views: 16357

RE: What Will Be The Next Air Force One And When?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Burkhard" class="quote" target="_blank">Burkhard</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> if you really want to get airlines angry,...

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by bj87
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What Will Be The Next Air Force One And When?
Replies: 55
Views: 16357

What Will Be The Next Air Force One And When?

I just read a Dutch column about Air Force One and the 787 which got me thinking, what would be a good replacement for Air Force One and when will it be replaced? I know this has been discussed about six years ago but with some new planes available and the environmental issue being more important th...

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