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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to World Airways?
Replies: 38
Views: 6901

Re: What happened to World Airways?

Anyways, were there any other reasons World shut down? I sure miss them. I had a memory of my first flight when I was barely one, a Southwest flight to San Fransisco. I saw this sleek and elegant Trijet on the taxiway, with others of the same type on the apron near the cargo area. The first questio...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "signature" songs of popular artists
Replies: 99
Views: 3085

Re: "signature" songs of popular artists

I'm torn with Pearl Jam. Their debut album "Ten" is basically an entire signature track.

But if I had to whittle it down, I'm torn between Alive and Black.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads
Replies: 22
Views: 1284

Re: Driving a Prison Bus on Icy Roads

What is it like driving a prison bus on icy roads, including in sleet and freezing rain? I am wondering this as there are some unique challenges carrying prisoners in those potentially dangerous conditions. That's hella specific, but allow me to answer. It's easier than driving a bus full of kids b...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon May 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks
Replies: 60
Views: 2890

Re: Crowded Pool Party in the Ozarks

The same thing happened in Daytona Beach. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/05/24/video-large-crowds-take-over-daytona-beach-shut-down-roads-bridges/ With the weather breaking this will just become widespread. People can't stay in their houses forever. No matter how much you try to scare...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat May 23, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane 11 Freeware Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1588

Re: X-Plane 11 Freeware Question

If it's freeware, why is it even a question? Just download both.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri May 22, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155168

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

TWA302 wrote:
Link to twitter with a video clip from a security camera. Plane was losing height quickly. Prayers for the victims and their families. Sad day.

https://twitter.com/GFarooqi/status/1263858937138483200?s=20


I see deployed landing gear.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat May 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 186
Views: 13443

Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2020

It will take a lot more than a big wheel to get the tourists flocking to the amazing sights of Milton Keynes.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun May 03, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Does the RAF have a 742F?
Replies: 14
Views: 1904

Re: Why Does the RAF have a 742F?

The aircraft's last operator was Midair. Maybe its just me, but thats quite an unfortunate name for an airline...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat May 02, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?
Replies: 36
Views: 6249

Re: Delta 9982 low and slow over KHYR?

Good lord. Well, that's another new member the a.net community has probably scared away... :roll:

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?
Replies: 87
Views: 14638

Re: British Airways DC-10 in early 1980s?

amc737 wrote:
Of the 5 British Caledonian 747s, I believe 4 were GE90 powered


I'd love to see a picture of that!

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6346

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

Which is great until the window person still has to invade your space to visit the loo.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is it possible to use the PMDG MD-11 for FS2004 with FSX Steam?
Replies: 7
Views: 1785

Re: Is it possible to use the PMDG MD-11 for FS2004 with FSX Steam?

I loved the PMDG MD-11! I'll be watching this thread, I'd like to get it running in FSX:SE too. There is an MD-11 for FSX by Sky Simulations. Looks good, but its pricey and I've read a few reviews that leads me to believe it's nor as good as promised. https://www.justflight.com/product/sky-simulatio...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Retread Tires on Super Singles of Large Trucks
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Retread Tires on Super Singles of Large Trucks

Kiwirob wrote:
You already asked this question.


Indeed, could say it's a... re-thread.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a 757MAX been better than the 737MAX?
Replies: 56
Views: 6797

Re: Would a 757MAX been better than the 737MAX?

This was bound to happen. With lockdown and fleets of planes parked up we've run out of stuff to talk about.

Now, how about those NW DC-9's...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires threaten Chernobyl and Pripyat
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Wildfires threaten Chernobyl and Pripyat

Aesma wrote:
I don't think there are trees close to the plant.


True, but without being an expert I was pondering whether the forests that are burning which would have been in heavily contaminated areas) might release a bit more radiation via their destruction, which could then disperse in the smoke.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires threaten Chernobyl and Pripyat
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Wildfires threaten Chernobyl and Pripyat

2020... *sigh*... it's certainly one for the history books, even though we're not even halfway through. BBC are reporting that wildfires now threaten the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, with some fires now reaching Pripyat. I wonder what the risks would be if the fires did reach the plant, and if the...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is there a chance for some holidays in August?
Replies: 25
Views: 1122

Re: Is there a chance for some holidays in August?

Hi guys What happens these days is a nightmare everywhere in the world. Do you think there is a chance to have some holidays in August ? This will cool over April, level out in May and things will be back to normal by June. I hope you're right, I really do. But here in the UK at least, I don't thin...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164786

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://fox8.com/news/coronavirus/sen-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/ Guess who just got the virus :lol: :lol: I would say I wish no evil on anybody, but Karma is also a b*tch Unfortunately, some of us are given a screen saying that this page cannot be accessed from Europe. Who is it? Huh...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164786

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

https://fox8.com/news/coronavirus/sen-rand-paul-tests-positive-for-coronavirus/ Guess who just got the virus :lol: :lol: I would say I wish no evil on anybody, but Karma is also a b*tch Unfortunately, some of us are given a screen saying that this page cannot be accessed from Europe. Who is it?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mail Delivery Between Europe/America
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: Mail Delivery Between Europe/America

Could some passenger jets still fly without passengers, at reduced frequency? It's my understanding that belly freight is very lucrative, and some models such as the 777 can carry a huge amount. So, for example, BA could consolidate the freight from a couple of their JFK flights into one aircraft wi...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164786

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

If one isn’t sick, they shouldn’t be treated like a prisoner. There is NOTHING to do in my house, aside from sleep. And please explain how I’d be spreading pandemic if I’m not sick. 135,000 people WORLDWIDE get an illness. Of those 135,000, there are roughly 5,000 deaths. There are EIGHT BILLION pe...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5810

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

I've just had to pay £121 just to renew my GPhC registration, in return the Her Majesty's government will kindly let me go to work for another 12 months. :sarcastic: Last fun thing I bought? A gaming laptop that was knocked down in the sales from £1100 to £800. My uncle had two life long friends, o...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5810

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

I've just had to pay £121 just to renew my GPhC registration, in return the Her Majesty's government will kindly let me go to work for another 12 months. :sarcastic:

Last fun thing I bought? A gaming laptop that was knocked down in the sales from £1100 to £800.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inbound aircraft to SJC with landing gear emergency
Replies: 6
Views: 1851

Re: Inbound aircraft to SJC with landing gear emergency

That slapped down hard, and with no gear too. I hope that pilot's seat was well cushioned!

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?
Replies: 111
Views: 5099

Re: What do you believe is NOT a conspiracy?

I believe humans really landed on the moon with Apollo 11. I believe 9/11 happened as stated, no inside job. I believe the Titanic really sank, it wasn't switched for the Olympic in an insurance cover up. I believe a fuel tank explosion caused TWA800. In fact, I don't think there are any conspiracy ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Katherine Johnson (NASA) has died at 101
Replies: 3
Views: 354

Re: Katherine Johnson (NASA) has died at 101

I'll admit I wasn't too familiar with her until I saw the movie, which coincidentally was on very recently here in the UK. I'm sure the movie was given a few little Hollywood tweaks, but her and her colleagues certainly did a fine job and I'm glad she did eventually get the recognition she deserved.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico 787 in HNL
Replies: 12
Views: 5806

Re: AeroMexico 787 in HNL

I wonder if it's anything to do with repatriating Diamond Princess passengers.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternate History of SS Normandie if Ship Had Not Burned
Replies: 10
Views: 602

Re: Alternate History of SS Normandie if Ship Had Not Burned

Those grand interiors can be removed and installed elsewhere. No need to save the whole ship.

Case in point: the dining room fittings from RMS Olympic were removed from the ship and are still used as a dining room to this day.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-olympic-dining-room

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13881

Re: Avatar sends LOI to order 30 748's.

N5814D wrote:
I'm curious to see where this goes.


It will not be going anywhere.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22405

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Do you realize how ridiculous that sounds? Nobody is forcing anything upon this guy - there are plenty of options for buying more space and ways to get a better seat on virtually every flight. Do you realise how ridiculous you sound? I am 6'5" and heavily built, and I can't afford to fly bette...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neal McCoy's Tour Bus Catches Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Neal McCoy's Tour Bus Catches Fire

johns624 wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
With a plaque explaining the historical significance.


Was it running on retread tires? Could this have contributed to the fire?
No, but it was pulling a trailer.


What's it like pulling a trailer with a burning bus?

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neal McCoy's Tour Bus Catches Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Neal McCoy's Tour Bus Catches Fire

I think the bus should be permanently parked where it caught on fire and turned into a museum and shrine. An observation deck should be built on the roof so that the multitudes of tourists can observe the surrounding bayou. With a plaque explaining the historical significance. Was it running on ret...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9174

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

https://youtu.be/GJ2tfRyW4uQ


Unless they survived a 2 second deceleration from 280kts, I'd say the video is sped up.
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KPDX wrote:
Holy hell... What is that.. 280 knots over the fence? ;)

https://youtu.be/GJ2tfRyW4uQ


Unless they survived a 2 second deceleration from 280kts, I'd say the video is sped up.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19817

Re: New York to London - New Flight Time Record

LAX772LR wrote:
The word "subsonic" should appear somewhere in this title, and obviously Concorde continues to hold the ACTUAL record.


Or subsonic civilian. I think the Blackbird beat the Concorde. :stirthepot:

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National's first A330 N819CA delivered
Replies: 13
Views: 5867

Re: National's first A330 N819CA delivered

That's a sharp looking livery!

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flight from Wick to Glasgow, but there is from Wick to Aberdeen and Edinburgh?
Replies: 10
Views: 1314

Re: Why no flight from Wick to Glasgow, but there is from Wick to Aberdeen and Edinburgh?

Glasgow and Edinburgh are close enough to get one of the frequent trains in between the two cities.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?
Replies: 26
Views: 1129

Re: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?

cjg225 wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
In the near future it will be the new MSFS when it is released this year. (Unless I need to invest in a supercomputer to use it)

But can it play Crysis? :rotfl:


I'm not entirely sure what Crysis is :duck:

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?
Replies: 26
Views: 1129

Re: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?

In the near future it will be the new MSFS when it is released this year. (Unless I need to invest in a supercomputer to use it)

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 90 Year Old Bridge in Oregon to be Replaced
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: 90 Year Old Bridge in Oregon to be Replaced

I see. That's makes more sense than the OP. Must have been a typo.

I never opened the link as it seemed nearly the whole article was already quoted.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 90 Year Old Bridge in Oregon to be Replaced
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: 90 Year Old Bridge in Oregon to be Replaced

ArchGuy1 wrote:
The deck of the bridge is 20 feet wide with two 12 foot wide travel lanes.


Am I being thick or do I just not know my bridge terminology? Surely two 12ft lanes would equal a deck at least 24ft wide? Assuming the lanes don't overlap (that defeat the point of lanes)

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need some advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 583

Re: Need some advice!

We get it, you're single.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Songs Not In Your Native Language
Replies: 24
Views: 904

Re: Favorite Songs Not In Your Native Language

Mein Land and Engel, both by German rock band Rammstein.

Une Annee Sans Lumiere, by Arcade Fire.

Hoppípolla and Glósóli, both by Icelandic band Sigur Ros.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Livery?
Replies: 64
Views: 16509

Re: Aeroflot New Livery?

BDKLEZ wrote:
I think I'm in the minority on here, but I always liked the AC toothpaste! :white:


It was certainly better than the new one.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alicante airport on fire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2673

Re: Alicante airport on fire.

A lot of delays and cancellations on their dep/arr boards, also nothing happening on Flight radar 24. Can't see any inbounds.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56888

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

Would not want to be that heavy with an engine out and steep terrain all around. Looks like they departed towards the ocean, plenty of space to circle out there. Must have been serious if they couldn't circle over the ocean for a little while to dump, must have still been way overweight when landin...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: M1 Motorway in Britain
Replies: 18
Views: 1255

Re: M1 Motorway in Britain

One thing I love about the entire UK motorway network, which the M1 / M6 kicked off, is the design standards. I've driven all over the world, but the UK's motorways and trunk routes have the best standards when it comes to on/off slips, grades, corners etc... It makes driving much safer, if not com...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5418

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

QXatFAT wrote:
seb146 wrote:
IPA or lager?


SL1200MK2 wrote:
Piper or Cessna?


Lager

Cessna

Manual or Automatic


Manual.

Up or down?

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul
Replies: 14
Views: 4214

Re: Pegasus 737 Runway excursion Istanbul

Well, I'm no expert but that landing looked awfully fast and bumpy. Did I see a bounce and then a push forward on the stick?

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5418

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

Milk chocolate or dark chocolate? Dark chocolate all day! Fish: Cooked or Raw (sushi)? Depends on the fish. Cod? Fried with chips (fries). Smoked salmon? Raw on a bagel with cream cheese. And this is a.net, where being pedantic is part of the sign up requirements... isn't sushi the name of the dish...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5418

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

QXatFAT wrote:
Aaron747 wrote:
F-16, again not a choice :lol:

Himalayan trekking adventure or camping in the Serengeti wilds?

Himalayan adventure!

Ear buds OR Full ear cover?


Ear buds.

Milk chocolate or dark chocolate?

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