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by zrb2
Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Needed II - Spotting Better At LAS Or PHX?
Replies: 3
Views: 3323

RE: Help Needed II - Spotting Better At LAS Or PHX?

I'm sure you'd get more variety in Vegas but I've never spotted much there other than the views from the gate areas, which are limited. Phoenix on the other hand is basically all narrow body action but the views from atop the <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym> and <acronym tit...

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by zrb2
Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colorado To DC....Need Good Price
Replies: 11
Views: 2328

RE: Colorado To DC....Need Good Price

$195 ?!? wow, that's awesome. I thought I had a great fare (United <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - Interna...

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by zrb2
Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2004 AI Traffic
Replies: 6
Views: 10353

RE: FS2004 AI Traffic

I spent more time playing with Project AI, TTools and Afcad before I finally broke down and bought Ultimate Traffic. It really is the way to go unless you enjoy spending your time doing everything but flying.

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by zrb2
Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Begins Thru Checkin
Replies: 32
Views: 3668

RE: Southwest Begins Thru Checkin

I have a general question about online checkin. Will it almost guarantee you an "A" group assignment? or do they hold a certain number of "A" boarding passes for issuance at the airport? In other words, am I better off checking in online or should I just get to the airport really early and do it the...

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by zrb2
Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Airport For Spotting?
Replies: 13
Views: 6086

RE: Your Favorite Airport For Spotting?

DCA is my local favorite because of Gravely Point park. Otherwise I would have to say <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> (even though the variety is limited). I was there in May for a week and drove up to the top of the <acronym title="Trans...

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by zrb2
Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Flown To SYR?
Replies: 15
Views: 2631

RE: Ever Flown To SYR?

I also went to college in Ithaca in the mid 80's and flew out of <acronym title="Syracuse - Hancock International (SYR / KSYR), USA - New York">SYR</acronym> a few times. One of the more memorable flights was in 1985 to Spring break in Ft.Lauderdale. Flew Eastern Airlines <acronym title="Syracuse - ...

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by zrb2
Fri Jul 09, 2004 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PVD Vs BDL Vs MHT
Replies: 2
Views: 1679

RE: PVD Vs BDL Vs MHT

The 2003 total pax numbers are: <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym> 6,261,807 <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym> 3,601,420 unfortunately, I can't find <acronym title="Pr...

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by zrb2
Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Governor's Plane Nearly Shot Down Last Month
Replies: 24
Views: 6052

RE: Governor's Plane Nearly Shot Down Last Month

Probably a poor choice of words on my part....the Post article stated that because they could not make visual contact, the order to shoot down the King Air was not issued. Rules of engagement are classified. I'm sure it had something to do with what the poster above is saying. My point was that I fe...

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by zrb2
Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports & Thunderstorms
Replies: 10
Views: 4152

RE: Airports & Thunderstorms

I think it was Little Rock (not positive?) where the pilots in the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 actually had more sophisticated weather equipment at their disposal than the controllers at <acronym title="Little Rock - National / Adams Field (Regional) (LIT / KLIT), USA - Arkansas"...

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 08, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Governor's Plane Nearly Shot Down Last Month
Replies: 24
Views: 6052

Governor's Plane Nearly Shot Down Last Month

The Washington Post is reporting today that the security scare during Reagan's casket viewing last month (in the Capital building) nearly resulted in the Governor of Kentucky being shot down over D.C. It was darn close. He was flying in a King Air with a broken transponder. The article goes on to sa...

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Scanner Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 4238

RE: Scanner Questions

I have the Pro-95 from Radio Shack. It works great for aviation plus you get all the other frequencies (police/fire/marine/cb/ham) <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1&catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F008%5F009%5F010%5F000&product%5Fid=20%2D525#" target=_blank>htt...

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Crew Of TWA Flight 800
Replies: 57
Views: 41287

RE: The Crew Of TWA Flight 800

There are too many whistle blowers in the USA. If they had any evidence it was a missile, surely several people on the "inside" would have come forward by now to expose the truth. This isn't the old Eastern bloc where you can hide something that big. My only conspiracy theory was maybe it was someon...

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storms Over DC Right Now
Replies: 18
Views: 2912

RE: Storms Over DC Right Now

It was interesting to track some of the inbound Dulles flights that were holding for a long time. Looks like they are starting to land. The meat of the storm was over Dulles then up towards Rockville, <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> and now fringes of it are headed toward <acronym title...

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storms Over DC Right Now
Replies: 18
Views: 2912

Storms Over DC Right Now

Must be alot of planes circling the skies over DC right now because we are having one vicious storm! I haven't seen sustained wind, rain and lightning like this in a while.

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian Chicks
Replies: 27
Views: 4423

RE: Asian Chicks

<i>Is it true that people with lighter skin age earlier? Seems that darker skin people do not age as quickly or look as old.</i> Regarding aging & wrinkles,,,,,To quote one of my co-workers, who happens to be a middle age African-American woman...."Black don't crack, honey!" I guess it holds partly ...

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by zrb2
Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Season 2 Started Today On AE
Replies: 49
Views: 4164

RE: Airline Season 2 Started Today On AE

I found it odd that they didn't really introduce us to any of the staff at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>, other than the ramp guy that proposed to his agent girlfriend. I suppose they will have plenty of chances in com...

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by zrb2
Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bumpiest Take Offs?
Replies: 31
Views: 3954

RE: Bumpiest Take Offs?

Mid-late afteroon landings (or takeoffs) at <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> or <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> tend to be a bit turbulent with the super hot air rising from the ...

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by zrb2
Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Female Pilot Make You Feel Uncomfortable?
Replies: 44
Views: 5396

RE: Female Pilot Make You Feel Uncomfortable?

<i>However, their male counterparts outshine them in the areas of aircraft control, situational awareness, and, oh yes, NAVIGATION. For some reason my female students always have trouble figuring out where they are.</i> Hmmmm, makes sense. Men are genetically programmed to never ask for directions.....

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by zrb2
Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guy With RPG Gets His First.
Replies: 23
Views: 4934

RE: Guy With RPG Gets His First.

One thing is for sure,,,,,this war has given the world plenty of opportunity to see video of actual killings/executions on their tv's and computers. It's kind of disgusting, but I guess it's the reality of war in the 21st century.

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 01, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Mainline To Leave CLE
Replies: 35
Views: 5182

RE: AA Mainline To Leave CLE

I hear ya Spoon. I used to go to the <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym> airport w/ my dad as a kid in the 70's and take pictures of the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> DC-10 that was in regular service. ...

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Mainline To Leave CLE
Replies: 35
Views: 5182

RE: AA Mainline To Leave CLE

Spoon: <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>, <acronym title="Rochester - Greater Rochester International (Monroe County) (ROC / KROC), USA - New York">ROC</acronym> (and I think <acronym title="Syracuse - Hancock International ...

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Aircraft Still In UA Colors?
Replies: 15
Views: 3997

RE: Independence Aircraft Still In UA Colors?

I heard that they will absolutely NOT fly I-Air aircraft in UAX colors. I think i read that in the Washington Post a few weeks ago.

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard LH744 Landing At LAX
Replies: 28
Views: 13516

RE: Hard LH744 Landing At LAX

With hard landings like that, do they make a cursory check of the airframe before the next flight? It always amazes me the amount of weight and force that a jumbo jet can take on a hard landing. You'd think the aft fuselage would just crack. The landing gear thankfully must absorb most of the energy.

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by zrb2
Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Question?
Replies: 10
Views: 3338

RE: Runway Question?

<i>i did not realize that <acronym title="Fort Wayne - International (Baer Field) (FWA / KFWA), USA - Indiana">FWA</acronym> was that small! I knew it was a small airport but wow</i> Small airport yes, but impressively Long main runway (12,000' x 150' i believe?) Thanks again for all your insight on...

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by zrb2
Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Question?
Replies: 10
Views: 3338

Runway Question?

I know everything on a runway has a purpose. What are those diagonal lines along the outer edge of the runways used for and what are they called? They look similar to a shoulder along a highway (extra room for safety). Why do some airports have these but most don't? inquiring minds want to know. Tha...

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by zrb2
Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disgusting DC9 @ YYZ
Replies: 79
Views: 9084

RE: Disgusting DC9 @ YYZ

It would be nice if all planes were kept sparkling clean but let's face it, 95% of the air travelers out there don't even bother to take a glimpse of the plane before they get on. They could care less about the exterior dirt. In some airports you can't even get a good look at the aircraft you're abo...

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by zrb2
Sat Jun 26, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Coffee On Planes
Replies: 34
Views: 4357

RE: Bad Coffee On Planes

Maybe it's never hot enough because it's dangerous. My brother got a 2nd degree burn on his leg/groin area a few years back on a US Airways flight. The F/A was serving coffee and spilled it in his lap during some turbulence. He had to go to an emergency room instead of connecting to his next flight ...

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by zrb2
Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.
Replies: 30
Views: 3201

RE: My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.

Gotta love a bear that has a fondness for aviation. I think we can all appreciate that!

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by zrb2
Fri Jun 25, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Western, How Was It?
Replies: 13
Views: 3207

RE: Western, How Was It?

I know Western was a safe airline but whenever I hear the name I can't help but think of the 1979 DC-10 crash in Mexico City. They accidently landed on a closed runway and crashed into construction vehicles. If you ever heard the CVR recording it's absolutely chilling.

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by zrb2
Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2003 North American Traffic Stats
Replies: 2
Views: 2193

2003 North American Traffic Stats

While just taking a glance at the traffic statistics,,,,no real surprises here but does anyone know why <acronym title="Rochester - Greater Rochester International (Monroe County) (ROC / KROC), USA - New York">ROC</acronym> and <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), ...

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by zrb2
Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BBC To Launch Arabic 24-hour News Channel
Replies: 1
Views: 2081

BBC To Launch Arabic 24-hour News Channel

Good to see that Al-Jazeera won't have a monopoly on what they dish out to the arab population anymore. <a href="http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1088072440204&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968705899037" target=_blank>http://www.thesta...

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by zrb2
Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier A319 At Andrews AFB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4041

RE: Frontier A319 At Andrews AFB?

Incidentally, that A319 left <acronym title="Camp Springs - Andrews AFB (Washington NAF) (ADW / NSF / KADW), USA - Maryland">ADW</acronym> late on 6/22 and landed at <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> after mid...

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by zrb2
Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking News: Kim Sun Il Beheaded
Replies: 35
Views: 2640

RE: Breaking News: Kim Sun Il Beheaded

<i>It will also strengthen the Korean's commitment to fight terrorism by possibly sending more troops on top of the 3000 already planned</i> Hopefully this is the case. Instead of blaming the Korean government for getting involved in this important fight....blame the terrorist animals and wipe them ...

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by zrb2
Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's Independence Air?
Replies: 49
Views: 6814

RE: How's Independence Air?

I didn't realize Indy Air had those extra comfy seats?!? and hot towels?? Whoa! I've already purchased a couple round trips <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), US...

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by zrb2
Sun Jun 20, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A/c Changes In BUF
Replies: 10
Views: 1996

RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

I'd be interested to know what the loads are for the US A321's between <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym>, <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> and <acronym title="Buffalo - Niaga...

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by zrb2
Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: SNA For FS9
Replies: 4
Views: 3687

RE: SNA For FS9

Have you tried a search of this site?

http://virtual.planepictures.net/

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by zrb2
Fri Jun 18, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Niagara Falls Airshow
Replies: 16
Views: 2929

RE: Niagara Falls Airshow

The airshow at <acronym title="Niagara Falls - International (IAG / KIAG), USA - New York">IAG</acronym> is definitely worth seeing. I used to go every year when I lived up there. Expect to see a great assortment of large and small planes at the static display. Some C-130's and <acronym title="Carpa...

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by zrb2
Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: R/C Aircraft
Replies: 1
Views: 1839

RE: R/C Aircraft

I'm sure someone here can give you a recommendation, but if you really want to find out about anything R/C related, go to this forum.

http://www.flightlines.com/

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by zrb2
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin's Market - Flights And Pricing
Replies: 11
Views: 2596

RE: Austin's Market - Flights And Pricing

SAT seems like the cheaper city to fly to/from in that area. Nonetheless, I was impressed with the Airport at <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KBSM), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym> when I ...

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by zrb2
Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Over Road Taxie Or Runways
Replies: 42
Views: 22764

RE: Airports With Over Road Taxie Or Runways

Anyone who lives in the Buffalo area has been through the Youngs road tunnel that cuts under the main runway and taxiway. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/353700/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/353700/M/" target="_b...

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by zrb2
Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song Diversion Into LIT
Replies: 18
Views: 2745

RE: Song Diversion Into LIT

FYI- that plane is scheduled to depart <acronym title="Little Rock - National / Adams Field (Regional) (LIT / KLIT), USA - Arkansas">LIT</acronym>-<acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym> at 1pm local time as DAL9435. I assume it's the Song...

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by zrb2
Sat Jun 12, 2004 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flames From MD80 Engine At PHX Yesterday
Replies: 16
Views: 5853

RE: Flames From MD80 Engine At PHX Yesterday

An article I read yesterday was about the different ways airlines are conserving fuel these days. One of the methods is to taxi with only one engine while keeping the other engine off until close to the departure end of the runway. Its possible he was starting up that 2nd engine while deep into his ...

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by zrb2
Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Interactive Route Map
Replies: 37
Views: 12193

RE: Southwest Interactive Route Map

Definitely a cool feature.....although I'm not sure where they are getting the <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>-<acronym title="Tampa - International (TPA / KTPA), USA - Florida">TPA</acronym> nonstop from? I wasn't aware o...

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by zrb2
Wed Jun 09, 2004 5:57 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2004 Real World Weather
Replies: 6
Views: 8092

RE: FS2004 Real World Weather

I have Ultimate traffic for 2004.....not sure if that's messing it up or not?

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by zrb2
Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of Atlanta?
Replies: 52
Views: 2298

RE: What Do You Think Of Atlanta?

<i>As a tourist, anything to see there? Olympic Park?</i> Plenty to do as a tourist. You have at least 4 major areas to walk around in ans see the sights,,,,Downtown, Buckhead, Midtown, Virginia Highlands, Piedmont Park. Most tourists like to check out Olympic Park and the CNN Center downtown as wel...

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by zrb2
Tue Jun 08, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of Atlanta?
Replies: 52
Views: 2298

RE: What Do You Think Of Atlanta?

I lived in <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> for 10 years (pretty much the whole decade of the 90's). Great city, sprawling, lot's of good things to say about it. The negatives: Traffic. It took me an hour and 10 minutes to dr...

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by zrb2
Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Myth Of Complex Fares?
Replies: 13
Views: 2167

RE: The Myth Of Complex Fares?

<i>Fares where it is cheaper to go on flight XY123 connecting to flight XY456 from A-B-C than it is to go on the very same flight XY123 just from A-B *is* confusing.</i> I still don't get in this day and age of cut throat expense monitoring and fuel prices why this still exists? i.e. I had to go to ...

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by zrb2
Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2004 Real World Weather
Replies: 6
Views: 8092

FS2004 Real World Weather

When using real world weather (static or updated every 15 mins)....should ATC assign me to the correct runway based on wind direction? Seems like they still vector me to land on the default active runway instead of the appropriate runway. Last night they had me landing w/ a 21 knot tailwind. Anyone ...

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by zrb2
Sat Jun 05, 2004 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN: Chances Of Getting A Canyon Blue Aircraft?
Replies: 23
Views: 3398

RE: WN: Chances Of Getting A Canyon Blue Aircraft?

I recently flew on one of the old color WN planes but it had the sparkling new interior w/ leather seats. I guess you can't tell from the outside what you're getting on the inside....it's a crapshoot.

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by zrb2
Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: OJ Simpson Murders, A Decade Later
Replies: 32
Views: 2369

RE: OJ Simpson Murders, A Decade Later

For those that think OJ was set up, basically that means the cops knew in advance, that on the night of the murders, OJ's whereabouts would be unaccounted for at least 2 hours. That's absurd. And a cop that used the "N" word ten years earlier had it in for OJ. That's also absurd. The whole trial was...

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