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by wukka
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Listen To Company Radio?
Replies: 7
Views: 4464

RE: How Do You Listen To Company Radio?

Backing Phil on this one, I've never heard any scrambled transmission on "mainline" RF. From what I understand, the majority of the non-conversational transmissions from "base" to "craft" are carried out through ACARS (think of digital pager / text messaging <acronym title="Caribéenne de Transport (...

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by wukka
Sat Mar 05, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clapping On Landing....I Love It
Replies: 139
Views: 22224

RE: Clapping On Landing....I Love It

The only time that I've experienced clapping in the cabin was on a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> flight from <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> to <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR<...

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by wukka
Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stupid TSA Employees?
Replies: 86
Views: 10563

RE: Stupid TSA Employees?

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by wukka
Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Fire At OMA!
Replies: 14
Views: 6047

RE: Engine Fire At OMA!

The BAe 146s are a wonderful craft to fly on if for nothing else than the indescribable rushing sound that they make during flap deployment and retraction. I think that another a.net member brought this up in a thread about memorable aircraft sounds. These little demons also have a way to get-up-and...

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by wukka
Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's New Interiors
Replies: 31
Views: 8726

RE: Delta's New Interiors

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by wukka
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD & "Airport '75" Question - DON'T Laugh!
Replies: 60
Views: 10133

RE: IAD & "Airport '75" Question - DON'T Laugh!

As dorked out as this may sound, there's a great little bit of info here on the both Heston's play in "Airport '75", as well as the series of "Airport" movies. They made a good amount of money, even with $52,000 per day to get that wonderful 747 that is still apparently playing hard as a UPS cargo j...

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by wukka
Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VirginBlue - Flying Billboard
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

RE: VirginBlue - Flying Billboard

Wow! That's quite the unique scheme, even for a flying billboard. My only question is wouldn't all of that black on top kick a little extra heat and absorbtion into the skin of the craft? I just wonder if there's any additional stress to the element-facing parts of the fuselage, and why they didn't ...

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by wukka
Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest continuously operated airfield?
Replies: 45
Views: 8828

RE: Oldest Continuously Operated Airfield?

It may not be the oldest, per-se, but LUK has a very interesting histiory going back to 1925, as well as being the home to what we now know as <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>. <a href="http://www.cincinnati-transit.net/lunken.html" target=_blank>http://www.cincinnati-transit.ne...

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by wukka
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trident For Sale!
Replies: 21
Views: 6527

RE: Trident For Sale!

How many of these beauties are still flying?

I'm sorry if it's a stupid question, but I'd love to see one of these birds in action if possible.

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by wukka
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Landings
Replies: 49
Views: 7751

RE: Water Landings

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by wukka
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 763 - Holy Pitch!
Replies: 56
Views: 12890

RE: Delta 763 - Holy Pitch!

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by wukka
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Retrofit A320-100 With Wingtip Fences?
Replies: 26
Views: 4266

RE: Why Not Retrofit A320-100 With Wingtip Fences?

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by wukka
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quadriplegic Removed From USAirways Flight
Replies: 61
Views: 10339

RE: Quadriplegic Removed From USAirways Flight

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by wukka
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 763 - Holy Pitch!
Replies: 56
Views: 12890

RE: Delta 763 - Holy Pitch!

For what it's worth, I wasn't very comfy on a <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">...

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by wukka
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas And The A380 Delays.
Replies: 38
Views: 11882

RE: Qantas And The A380 Delays.

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by wukka
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monroe, LA - Delta's Birthplace
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

RE: Monroe, LA - Delta's Birthplace

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cockpit Argument: Pilot Slaps Co-pilot
Replies: 39
Views: 15626

RE: Cockpit Argument: Pilot Slaps Co-pilot

Woo!

Sounds like Cappy needs a refresher not only in CRM but in human relations.

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other Famous Private Jets
Replies: 22
Views: 8681

RE: Other Famous Private Jets

Sweet! Schumacher's got a beautiful new toy! That's a nice looking bird.

-wuk

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Am Not A Geek! Mythbusting In Progress.
Replies: 60
Views: 4615

RE: I Am Not A Geek! Mythbusting In Progress.

Fortunately (or unfortunately -- however you see fit), We *are* geeks to many degrees. I've loved commercial aviation ever since my Grandfather took me to see "airplanes" at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> when I was riding Big-Wheels. I saw...

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This The End Of KLM?
Replies: 30
Views: 11925

RE: Is This The End Of KLM?

I don't see the crown going anywhere soon, but there's been better things taken down by lesser motives in the past. I would hate to see the KLM branding go anywhere, let alone the history books.


-wuk

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other Famous Private Jets
Replies: 22
Views: 8681

RE: Other Famous Private Jets

<b>Flyer737sw</b>: I really like the livery on that 'stream, but it seems to be missing something without the "shark" logo on it. <a href="http://www.shark.com" target=_blank>http://www.shark.com</a> (note: the above link has nothing to do with aviation, but the golfer and his shark logo... however ...

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why People Calling The 7E7, The 787?
Replies: 31
Views: 7144

RE: Why People Calling The 7E7, The 787?

Doh!

Took me too long to go find the press release! Sorry!

*slinks away*


-wuk

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why People Calling The 7E7, The 787?
Replies: 31
Views: 7144

RE: Why People Calling The 7E7, The 787?

Zweed:

It looks like you may be waiting a while to laugh.  Big grin

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/q1/nr_050128g.html

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other Famous Private Jets
Replies: 22
Views: 8681

RE: Other Famous Private Jets

More on Travolta (it's making me sick that I'm looking this up, but hey!)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> <a href="http://www.707sim.com/jt2.html" target=_blank>http://www.707sim.com/jt2.html</a> He qualified as a F/O on his 707 which flew in Qantas livery for some stun...

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other Famous Private Jets
Replies: 22
Views: 8681

RE: Other Famous Private Jets

<b>Airlinerfreak</b>: <i>What about John Travolta</i> He's got his own 707, as well as a new Zeppelin(!) on order (he stated that it was a Christmas present to himself). Hell of a present, if you ask me!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I believe that he also has a numbe...

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sex In The Lavatory
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

RE: Sex In The Lavatory

<b>MoMan</b>: Point well taken, and thank you. I may sometimes come across as mean-spirited, but I don't intend to. It's the keyboard vs. face-to-face dilemma.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad"> <b>BlatantEcho</b>: I guess I haven't paid too much time to usernames in the pas...

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Song And DL Both Survive?
Replies: 11
Views: 3004

RE: Can Song And DL Both Survive?

I would absolutely love to see some of the SONG flights find their way into the <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym> recreational market (i.e. <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentuc...

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My First Lightning Strike...and Hopefully Last.
Replies: 45
Views: 11000

RE: My First Lightning Strike...and Hopefully Last.

Lightning on any flight can be a harrowing experience. I've flown in some nasty storms with lightning all over the place, but have never been privvy to a strike on the plane, AFAIK. I'm thankful for that!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I've talked with a number of flig...

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sex In The Lavatory
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

RE: Sex In The Lavatory

<i>If the concept is that disturbing to you, perhaps you may wish to stay home in the future. That comment right there was enough to make your post uncalled for.</i> Look man. Some things happen in the world that we might not like. I was simply pointing out that if things happen in places that every...

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines....not Really In The Northwest?
Replies: 49
Views: 8806

RE: Northwest Airlines....not Really In The Northwest?

Wow!

Thanks for the info on Chalks, Aero. I had never even heard of them prior to now.  Smile


-wuk

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sex In The Lavatory
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

RE: Sex In The Lavatory

<i>Wow, that was uncalled for! I would suggest that you spend some more time "lurking" because you don't have the taste to post here. What does the UK have to do with this topic anyways? Did you just not make a big enough fool of yourself so you thought that you should throw that in too? </i> Excuse...

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sex In The Lavatory
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

RE: Sex In The Lavatory

If anything, I feel bad for the poor suckers (no pun intended Big grin) who tried to screw in one of those revolting places.

Amen to that, brother.  Smile


-wuk

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines....not Really In The Northwest?
Replies: 49
Views: 8806

RE: Northwest Airlines....not Really In The Northwest?

Really? Interesting. I remember the old <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> flying the "Northwest Orient" on their a/c. There was no official name change for that livery choice? Very interesting. Does anyone have any links to that history, specifically the livery change without th...

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by wukka
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sex In The Lavatory
Replies: 24
Views: 5572

RE: Sex In The Lavatory

Hi all. Long time lurker, finally joined, and first time poster. "Now whenever I go into an aircraft lavatory I feel somewhat uncomfortable by the thought that people may have had sex in there." Just out of curiosity, Rich, are you uncomfortable when you go into a changing / dressing room at a depar...

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