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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop
Replies: 54
Views: 10533

Re: CSeries Milestone: LCY-JFK Nonstop

the article doesn't say, but did the test flight LCY-JFK carry any kind of meaningful load? The (obvious) thought here is that if the C-Series can hop the pond with a business class only configuration, then this seems to be a major win over the current 1-stop A318 ops at BA. Sandyb123 From what I'v...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate
Replies: 114
Views: 4405

Re: Single Word or short Phrase you Hate

"Some", when used in the context of "some 30 people were killed" or " the truck travelled some 10 miles".

No idea why, but it is more than a bit annoying to me. It's not even slang, just plain old English.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rotten Tomatoes: Airliners.net Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1390

Re: Rotten Tomatoes: Airliners.net Edition

Movie: Passengers Score: 6/10 Would You See Again: Yes Better aviation/space fiction than circular runways. Watched this a couple of days ago. Started out brilliant, knocking about by yourself on a sleeper ship for a while seemed like an original idea. Then it just become so predictable and boring....

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Butchering Of Chinese Names By Foreigners
Replies: 52
Views: 2615

Re: The Butchering Of Chinese Names By Foreigners

I get complaints on my pronunciation of town names in North West England, some seem to be waayyy off. I only moved here from South East England! So it's a problem everywhere, but usually it's a cause for humour, not freaking out like the OP.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite PVH clothing brand
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Favorite PVH clothing brand

Labels mean nothing. I just go for what I like the look off. That is why I like IZOD. From time to time in their spring collections they offer a shade of pink that I really like known as Fairy Tale. Also, last year they introduced the Advantage Polo that I bought in several colors. No no no... what...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite PVH clothing brand
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Favorite PVH clothing brand

Labels mean nothing. I just go for what I like the look off.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dassault Mercure
Replies: 85
Views: 13671

Re: The Dassault Mercure

Ah! "Someone" beat me to it.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dassault Mercure
Replies: 85
Views: 13671

Re: The Dassault Mercure

I remember reading that it was often joked that the Mercure never sold outside France because it never had the range to leave France.

It's a shame, I always liked the Mercure. Apparently it was more like a military aircraft in design (control systems etc)

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 76773

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Happy New Year everyone! Sad news about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Does anyone know why the flight didn't divert, or did Carrie's cardiac problems have a sudden onset? My analysis is, with respect, that a DVD agent was on the flight deck and ignored the recommendation of a medical divert. T...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijacked aircraft just landed in Malta
Replies: 50
Views: 7585

Re: Hijacked aircraft just landed in Malta

Seeing as Libya isn't the place to be at the moment, I wonder what the chances are that this may end up to be a similar situation to the Ariana Afghan hijacking back in 2000?

We might end up seeing half the plane claiming asylum in the EU.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you ever buy the same style of clothing in different colors?
Replies: 27
Views: 4431

Re: Do you ever buy the same style of clothing in different colors?

Picture a narrator with a British accent reading this: " No ", 1337Delta764 said on his next post. " It's not the same because the last time I asked about which polo brand overall you liked the most and the time before I asked whether anyone liked IZOD better " scbriml could onl...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 76773

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Spyhunter wrote:
BA turned against the pilot-in-command, and I intervened with them on his behalf, alerting BALPA in the process to the lack of fuel-freezing.


Most superheroes hide behind a mask. But not our brave Spyhunter.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France receives first 787 aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 11091

Re: Air France receives first 787 aircraft

Aircraft are getting so bland these days. At first quick glance I could have sworn I was looking at an AF A350 (not that such an aircraft even exists).

Congratulations to AF.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Remember Britannia Airways?
Replies: 51
Views: 10964

Re: Anyone Remember Brittania Airways?

Also, in those days I remember there being 762, 763 and 752 in the fleet. Not sure if the 732 was still around.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Remember Britannia Airways?
Replies: 51
Views: 10964

Re: Anyone Remember Brittania Airways?

As a kid I had my first ever flight in a Britannia 767 in the 90's from Gatwick to Palma. They were a great airline back in the day and had a fantastic livery before Tui took them over.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alien: Covenant - what to expect?
Replies: 28
Views: 2277

Re: Alien: Covenant - what to expect?

I quite liked Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 1997 "Alien: Resurrection" (mostly because of the more playful visuals, and Winona Ryder), and I've yet to see "Prometheus". David The original three were brilliant, but I found Resurrection to be atrocious. It really tarnished the franchise (n...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did LH order the B747-8I?
Replies: 59
Views: 14468

Re: Why did LH order the B747-8I?

The 77W would have been an orphan in LH´s fleet. Not really, as the engine and general frame exist in their 77F fleet. Although, the 748 order was around 2006 (?) before the 777F order around 2011. So yes, if they ordered the 777W instead of the 748 it would have been an orphan in the fleet at the ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Smiths almost got back together!
Replies: 3
Views: 676

Re: The Smiths almost got back together!

Ah man. I was too young to appreciate them at the time but they are now one of my all time favourite bands. I would kill for a reunion. Just knowing now how close they got to getting back together is frustrating, I'd rather have not known (if that makes sense).

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Phobias. Share yours!
Replies: 40
Views: 2271

Re: Phobias. Share yours!

Slugs and snails. Oh sweet Jesus, just the thought! Someone once found this out about me and I went out to my car one morning to find a slug on every door handle. I had to climb into a Vauxhall Corsa (a very small hatchback and I'm a well built 6'4") through the boot. I drove straight to a car ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 76773

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

So... according to your analysis has there actually ever been any aviation accident that WASN'T some sort of set up? You seem to have an alternative analysis for everything. Was the 727 brought down over San Diego by a German operative in a light aircraft? Did a super secret splinter cell cut the fu...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Driving Cars
Replies: 25
Views: 1387

Re: Self Driving Cars

I totally get the benefits of self driving cars hitting Britain's roads, God knows some of our drivers need replacing with a computer, but I'm not going to lie, I really enjoy driving. I would like a car that could drop me off and drive away to park itself or would pick me up to take me home after a...

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condoleezza Rice For President?
Replies: 33
Views: 1688

Re: Condoleezza Rice For President?

In the case of Carson and Cain at least (the others are a bit before my time), the vast majority of criticism leveled at them revolved around the fact that they were complete idiots. LOL, who are you to say that a highly successful and reputable neurosurgeon is an "idiot". He's probably a...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HBO Westworld
Replies: 16
Views: 1204

Re: HBO Westworld

What did puzzle me though was Thandie Newton using her normal British accent while playing a "host". I'm sure a reason will be explained, but for now it seems out of place.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HBO Westworld
Replies: 16
Views: 1204

Re: HBO Westworld

I am a huge fan of the movie I am a huge fan as well. I love the film music, you know, that sound as if you rattle with a ruler on a table... I loved the original film too. But I finally got round to watching the new show and I quite liked the music in that. Such as a reimagined "Paint it Blac...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Flat Earth and Aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2790

Re: The Flat Earth and Aviation

I wasn't aware of Tila Tequila, but after seeing her mentioned in this thread I did a quick Wiki and stumbled upon on her views on Judaism. Wow... Just... Wow.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Power Rangers - Female Green and/or Black Rangers
Replies: 40
Views: 1839

Re: Power Rangers - Female Green and/or Black Rangers

I'd like a full tartan ranger to represent Scotland. With a name like Gordon MacDonald or something. How racist. If you were wondering, this is my Power Rangers Global Force team: ⋅  Wesley Collins - Pink Global Ranger - USA ⋅  Chieli Martinelli - Red Global Ranger - Italy &sdot...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Power Rangers - Female Green and/or Black Rangers
Replies: 40
Views: 1839

Re: Power Rangers - Female Green and/or Black Rangers

I'd like a full tartan ranger to represent Scotland. With a name like Gordon MacDonald or something.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will EK SkyCargo buy the A380F?
Replies: 18
Views: 2677

Re: Will EK SkyCargo buy the A380F?

I thought the A380F wasn't offered anymore? I'm sure Airbus shelved it for now.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 Best Looking Large Airliners
Replies: 23
Views: 2049

Re: Opinion: Top 5 Best Looking Large Airliners

Totally would have put Concorde in, but it's not a "large" airliner. Depends on how one qualifies a "large" airliner. It's very narrow in the fuselage, sure.... but a Concorde essentially the same length as a 772 or A333, so there's that. Indeed. I suppose I was going off if the...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 Best Looking Large Airliners
Replies: 23
Views: 2049

Re: Opinion: Top 5 Best Looking Large Airliners

1) L1011-500 (Love how the fuselage is so short it's almost like the leading edge of the h-stab starts at the wing trailing edge.) 2) 777-200 (So much better than the -300) 3) A380 (I may be the minority) 4) 747-100/200 (Classic lines) 5) MD-11 (No explanation needed, just go look at it) Totally wou...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is up with Gatwick ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2033

Re: What is up with Gatwick ?

ahmetdouas wrote:
can't the plane just hold?


ahmetdouas wrote:
they were running low on fuel


There's your problem fella.

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