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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the 707-700 be a suitable freighter?
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: Could the 707-700 be a suitable freighter?

While they're at it, they could convert some Constellations to turboprop for regional freight.

Should have saved this one for April Fools Day.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 individuals charged with Aeroflot crews smuggling $50 Million Apple devices
Replies: 23
Views: 5806

Re: 10 individuals charged with Aeroflot crews smuggling $50 Million Apple devices

morrisond wrote:
southbound35 wrote:
$50M of iPhones? Sounds like a big operation for only ~500 phones? :)


That would be 50,000 iPhones @ $1,000 each = $50 Million


I believe this was actually intended to be a humorous commentary on the ridiculous high prices of Apple products.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: MS Flight Simulator: Buy now or wait for a sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: MS Flight Simulator: Buy now or wait for a sale?

Oh, I will point out though that you could try the standard edition 'free' if you signed up to Xbox Gamepass for a small monthly fee. If you find you don't like it you could just cancel. At least then you've only paid a month or two of Gamepass instead of the full sim price.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: MS Flight Simulator: Buy now or wait for a sale?
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: MS Flight Simulator: Buy now or wait for a sale?

I wouldn't shell out for anything above the standard edition. While the other editions do have extra aircraft, I feel that MSFS2020 is way too GA aircraft centred, and even those are different variants of basically the same aircraft. For example, in the deluxe you basically have 3 versions of the Cu...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anybody else love seals (animals)?
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Anybody else love seals (animals)?

They certainly have my seal of approval. One of the best exhibits at our local zoo.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 545
Views: 54255

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Thinking outside the box, I wonder if travel quarantines continue, ships may be used to open up travel a bit more for very long journeys. Negative test to allow boarding and then everyone is sealed on the ship for the duration of the journey, the journey itself could be the quarantine. I know that's...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde 4590: Could It Have Landed?
Replies: 60
Views: 12347

Re: Concorde 4590 : Could It Have Been Landed ?

RJMAZ wrote:
Was there no emergency oxygen system deployed? Surely Concorde would have had an impressive emergency oxygen system considering how it flew at such high altitude.


I don't think that would have helped here...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32480

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I agree with the 747 autopilot. At the mo I avoid using the 747 because the autopilot is just an absolute dumpster fire, it seems to be impossible to handle a simple climb or descent without the roller coaster experience. The A320 is usable though, I used it for a couple of TATL trips instead of the...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: The Airline Project - Next Gen | an offline airline tycoon game for PC.
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Re: The Airline Project - Next Gen | an offline airline tycoon game for PC.

Looks very promising! Will there be any scope for proposed aircraft that never made it to production? Such as the A380-900, Dornier 728, civilian C-5, Boeing SST, 747 tri-jet etc...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helios 522 And The Blame Game
Replies: 18
Views: 4138

Re: Helios 522 And The Blame Game

Even if, heaven forbid, a ground tech left the pressurisation switch on manual, does one of the flight crew checklists not state to check the position?

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..
Replies: 96
Views: 16762

Re: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..

Are we sure this isn't just someone's fantasy or school project? The website certainly gives that vibe.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 545
Views: 54255

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Also, why are the Costa NeoRomantica, Veendam, and Maasdam still going to another line when the Carnival Imagination and Inspiration that are a little newer are going to the scrapyard? I don’t know, to answer that question you should talk to a shop broker. Chances are those vessels were a better fi...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would you buy a pre owned Audi TDI after the diesel gate scandal in the US?
Replies: 53
Views: 2344

Re: Would you buy a Audi?

I'd only get one if I could get a set of indicators retrofitted, as clearly they must not come as standard based on the way Audis are driven in the UK.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-747-300SUD Question
Replies: 24
Views: 3980

Re: B-747-300SUD Question

I was under the impression that a -200SUD was a different beast to the -300. Something to do with the wingbox fairing and some other changes.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 545
Views: 54255

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Are the Queen Mary, SS Rotterdam, QE2, SS Great Britain, and Hikawa Maru interesting ships? QM- I suppose so, it's a relic from a bygone era. Rotterdam- No QE2- Personally I think it was not quite interesting enough to save. SS GB- Of course, it is from the pioneering age of steamship development. ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 545
Views: 54255

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Are the Queen Mary, SS Rotterdam, QE2, SS Great Britain, and Hikawa Maru interesting ships? QM- I suppose so, it's a relic from a bygone era. Rotterdam- No QE2- Personally I think it was not quite interesting enough to save. SS GB- Of course, it is from the pioneering age of steamship development. ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: civilian aircraft what if
Replies: 10
Views: 1619

Re: civilian aircraft what if

Does anyone have more pic of this prototype? https://www.airliners.net/photo/Atlas-Air-Polar-Air-Cargo/Boeing-747-47UF-SCD/340630?qsp=eJwtjcEKwjAQRH%2Bl7LmXoljoTX9AD/7Amgw1WLths1BD6b83Dd4eb5iZlZzMhp89cwQNlMDq3tRSZOVvomGlD/Ii6gvTSxDmsenPfRNVTOwotZRE7ZZL7tlwdQ7R4P/%2Brh56REiuzo7lpisAfVSm06V4H1KcuG7AO...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.
Replies: 201
Views: 9710

Re: Trump defends Rittenhouse who killed two people.

The United States is becoming more and more like some crazy Hunger Games style movie. I'm half expecting Trump to announce an annual purge night.

May the odds be ever in your favour.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL A300s?
Replies: 88
Views: 11524

Re: TATL A300s?

Monarch operated their A300-600s transatlantic regularly to Orlando/Sanford, especially in the earlier years of their operation. Monarch later acquired A330s and a DC10 which then took most of the Florida charters, but the A300 would still be seen at times. Sometimes requiring a fuel stop in Bangor...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32480

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I'd like an option to select a keyboard layout more in line with classic FSX key commands.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Monarch Airlines A300 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Monarch Airlines A300 Question

In the early 2000's I flew a Monarch A300 from LGW to PMI (and return). It may have been the most uncomfortable flight of my life (in my mid teens I was already over 6ft), but I'm so glad I managed to get on a relatively unique aircraft in the UK charter scene. I remember how upon boarding I was imm...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 545
Views: 54255

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Places in financial shape to acquire a cruise ship or ocean liner to be preserved as a hotel and museum include Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, Oman, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Norway, and Iceland.


Yes, I'm sure they could in normal times (before Covid), but why would they want to?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 10628

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal

Being in the US military seems akin to being a diety in some eyes :roll:

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32480

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Mine also recommended medium but the performance is poor, no sure if it's down to the pc because Ive run an MSI test and both CPU and GPU are only at 16% usage, giving me a measly 20fps. I can run it on medium at an acceptable level, but getting it running is the hard part. I'm getting so many cras...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)
Replies: 35
Views: 3823

Re: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)

IF this was missed during Boeing's QA checks, and IF it was missed during testing, and IF it was missed when BA performed a delivery inspection and the lengthy flight to the UK... surely the throttle console could be opened up and the connections swapped? They make it sound like the whole aircraft n...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32480

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I've had it installed for a few hours now and I have mixed feelings. My machine can run it on medium settings (those were the settings it automatically set based on my specs), but so far I've only managed a 20min flight in a C152. It's seeming to be rather buggy and I have countless crash to desktop...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32480

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I started the download this morning (7am UK time)before leaving for work. I'm downloading from the Xbox store using Game Pass. Took about an hour to get to 60gb. Should be done by the time I get home.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Village in China Sealed Off Due to Bubonic Plague
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: Village in China Sealed Off Due to Bubonic Plague

unscheduled wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
unscheduled wrote:
It has been in the past.


But it's not now. To know what it looked like, consult your local library.

Do you have anything to communicate other than your arrogance?


Not at this time.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Village in China Sealed Off Due to Bubonic Plague
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: Village in China Sealed Off Due to Bubonic Plague

unscheduled wrote:
M564038 wrote:
The bubonic plague is not a pandemic.

It has been in the past.


But it's not now. To know what it looked like, consult your local library.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Village in China Sealed Off Due to Bubonic Plague
Replies: 27
Views: 1331

Re: Village in China Sealed Off Due to Bubonic Plague

With modern antibiotics and sanitation there isn’t any real risk of this outbreak spreading or infecting too many other people. But therein lies the danger. It's only a matter of time before a more resistant strain emerges and antibiotics become so ineffective that the increased dose will be lethal...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32480

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Only hours to go! I'm excited, despite now doubting my machine's ability to run it in anything other than low settings.

Surely even at lower settings, this'll have better visuals than FSX.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Presidential shower
Replies: 22
Views: 1207

Re: The Presidential shower

I fully expected something totally different when I opened a thread regarding Trump and showers...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas
Replies: 31
Views: 1730

Re: First Adult Only Hotel & Resort Coming Soon in Las Vegas

Do many families take trips to Las Vegas? I've never been but I always imagined it wasn't known for being a family friendly destination. Or there would be few families.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Radio City Chriatmas Rocketts in New York City Cancelled
Replies: 20
Views: 1060

Re: Radio City Chriatmas Rocketts in New York City Cancelled

The rich in the US could still see the Rockettes during WW2, it's not like EVERYONE went to war or the US was totally destroyed like Europe and Japan. As for the epidemics you noted, they were just that, not a pandemic that engulfed the whole world. What do you know about the Radio City Rocketts. T...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kindle ?
Replies: 12
Views: 593

Re: Kindle ?

Not to hijack the thread, but would anyone recommend getting a Fire tablet just for Kindle and streaming? I saw that Amazon was selling the tablets at a steep discount (not anymore though), and was considering getting one and just use the iPad for general social media and/or other items that requir...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32480

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

What I haven´t understood about this new FS is if there are differences between the PC and the Xbox version. A good Gaming PC or Laptop cost well above a 1000 Euros, more in the 1200/1300 euros range for Laptops, whereas a Xbox can be bought for less than 300 euros. Will the two versions be equally...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 545
Views: 54255

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

This article shows the efforts that are taking place to save the SS United States and I hope that they will be able to succeed. https://disasters-shipwrecks.blogspot.com/2020/07/the-race-to-save-ss-united-states.html?m=1 I read the article but don't see where it shows the restoration efforts. :scra...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32480

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

That surprises me. There's been a 737 since I first started way back on FS98. Ah well, if we can get used to no Meigs Field then the loss of the 737 will be fine. No doubt there'll be expansions on the horizon, as you say. I think I'm going to try the standard edition on Game Pass to see how well my...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 545
Views: 54255

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Those ships had a number of years left for further life as a cruise ship for a secondhand line.


Assuming there's still a market and a secondhand line could actually put them to profitable use.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32480

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator

It's coming soon. I think I'll bite. https://techcrunch.com/2020/07/13/microsofts-flight-simulator-2020-will-launch-on-august-18/ https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DynamicWeather.jpg?resize=1536,864 I'm trying to find a list of aircraft for each version. Until I clicked that link I ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4428

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

What was wrong with the original Coming To America ? Well nowadays I'm sure the SJW brigade would be up in arms about negative African stereotypes, plus Eddie Murphy played a white "stereotypical" Jewish man. I personally love the film, along with Trading Places; which did have Dan Akroyd...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4428

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

I wonder how the upcoming sequel to Coming to America will be, because the original certainly wouldn't have been made nowadays.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad
Replies: 99
Views: 4428

Re: Popular movies that are now seen as Politically or socailly bad

Kiwirob wrote:
What about White Chicks?


Ignoring the reverse racism, this one should be banned for just being a truly awful movie.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?
Replies: 114
Views: 4960

Re: Time for Trump to fire Fauci?

AA747123 wrote:
He seems to be holding the country back


Yes, Trump does seem to be doing that.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trying to locate members
Replies: 67
Views: 3093

Re: Trying to locate members

More importantly, I want to know whatever became of FLairport.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 545
Views: 54255

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

Thing is though, the Astoria isn't all that special. Sure as the Stockholm it had a bit of infamy but since then it was totally stripped to an empty husk, superstructure removed and rebuilt as a completely unrecognisable ship to eventually become the Astoria.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in Utah
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Wildfires in Utah

Could we have all of ArchGuy's "news" threads merged into one? Like what happened with all his threads about landmarks etc?

You're starting to drown the non-av board by opening so many threads.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 20 years on airliners.net
Replies: 36
Views: 1969

Re: 20 years on airliners.net

I think I've been visiting around 18 years, just never signed up until a few years ago. Its certainly changed.

The days of FLairport and his snow globe, and Superfly and his travel exploits are long gone.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020
Replies: 545
Views: 54255

Re: Cruise Ship / Ocean Liner Thread - 2020

FGITD wrote:
I'll also concede, until reading these posts I'd never heard of half these ships and lines


Which is precisely why these "xxx ship should be preserved as a museum" posts need to stop.

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