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by jwenting
Tue May 15, 2001 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Automatically Give Your Own Posts 5 Stars?
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

RE: Do You Automatically Give Your Own Posts 5 Stars?

Even if I did have AOL (or multiple accounts, which I don't) I would not sink that low (though getting AOL would come close, I know).

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by jwenting
Tue May 15, 2001 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do Telemarketers Make You Want To Scream?
Replies: 19
Views: 2072

RE: Do Telemarketers Make You Want To Scream?

Those "no-call" lists don't work. It's the same as with Spam opt-out lists, all it does is tell them there is someone on the other side. Caller-ID boxes are no good either, unless you note down the number and they call again using the same line (usually they don't, they have lots of lines and change...

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by jwenting
Mon May 14, 2001 11:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel In The Eurovision Song Contest?
Replies: 11
Views: 346

RE: Israel In The Eurovision Song Contest?

Finally someone else who hates that event  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I think Israel was originally taken into the EBU to piss of the Arabs as punishment for the wars of agression they mounted against Israel (and maybe a bit to piss of France, as they hated Israel a...

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by jwenting
Mon May 14, 2001 10:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Wanted: Tips&Tricks
Replies: 12
Views: 3367

RE: Wanted: Tips&Tricks

As to film, I use only Fuji Superia 400 and (in low-light) Fuji Press Pro 800. These films have grain better than the 200 and 400 Kodak Gold respectively, and are the same price or cheaper. The colourbalance is also better. Kodak Royal Gold is not that good a film (though marginally better grain tha...

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by jwenting
Mon May 14, 2001 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iberia
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

RE: Iberia

Sorry, don't have those. They only fly 757s and airbusses into Amsterdam (though who knows what may happen once the charter season starts in a month or so).

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by jwenting
Mon May 14, 2001 10:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Question About A Wildy Popular Photo.
Replies: 9
Views: 3135

RE: A Question About A Wildy Popular Photo.

How it was taken (some speculation, plus having talked to someone who lives near the place): There is a road running perpendicular to the runway that the aircraft just crossed on finals. Anyone can go stand there and take some pictures (airport security might come and chase you do so, though). The a...

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by jwenting
Mon May 14, 2001 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: Sonic Cruiser Is "Paper Plane"
Replies: 45
Views: 5221

RE: Forbes: Sonic Cruiser Is "Paper Plane"

AFAIK work on the 7x7 also started before plans for the A330 were published. If Boeing had prior knowledge they would have been stupid to make it that obvious. The large twin was just a thing waiting to happen and on both sides similar ideas were drawn up at around the same time. Boeing made a bette...

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by jwenting
Mon May 14, 2001 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are ComAir Pilots Greedy...or Is The More To This?
Replies: 19
Views: 3300

RE: Are ComAir Pilots Greedy...or Is The More To This?

What people (and especially the unions) seem to forget is "what can the company afford to pay". If the Comair shareholders fold the company, they are fully within their rights to do so. Currently the strike by Comair pilots is threatening not just the jobs of their fellow Comair personell (all 4000+...

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by jwenting
Mon May 14, 2001 4:24 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Starting A VA
Replies: 2
Views: 2948

RE: Starting A VA

I have experience with creating webapplications, but Java not Perl (which makes your hosting potentially more expensive...), so if you need dynamic content and have JSP option available you can contact me.
Not that much time, but small things should fit in.

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by jwenting
Mon May 14, 2001 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Inside The Tupolev Tu-144?
Replies: 16
Views: 5574

RE: What's Inside The Tupolev Tu-144?

Tu-144s did indeed fly passenger service. I believe 20 flights were made, during which time 2 or 3 aircraft went down. At that point even Kruchev had to admit the aircraft was not fit for service.
It soldiered on some time carrying cargo, but that too soon ended.

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by jwenting
Mon May 14, 2001 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Or Virgin?
Replies: 5
Views: 3323

RE: KLM Or Virgin?

I would not fly KLM if I had the choice. I've had some bad experiences with them (and heard worse).
Being Dutch, it bugs me to have to advice against them  Sad

Poor service, bad delays, regular defects, etc.

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by jwenting
Mon May 14, 2001 4:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Iberia
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

RE: Iberia

I have some shots of Iberia 757s on Amsterdam Schiphol, if that's long enough  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> More on the way that were made this weekend. So far I have not digitised them, as I'm still trying to get the scanner to do what I want it to (i.e. not put a bl...

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by jwenting
Sun May 13, 2001 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First Flight Ever?
Replies: 23
Views: 2301

RE: Your First Flight Ever?

Not quite sure of the year, probably 1975/76 Airline: Tarom Aircraft: Il-18 Departure: Amsterdam Schiphol Destination: Constanza Roemania Don't remember a lot, was only 4 or 5 years old  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> On the return trip the entire aircraft was quarantin...

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by jwenting
Sat May 12, 2001 10:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Airlines Send Safety Cards?
Replies: 25
Views: 9996

RE: Which Airlines Send Safety Cards?

Those models are quite expensive for them to buy. Most likely there are very strict guidelines as to to who and on what occasion they may be handed out.
Safety cards are cheap, especially as they are replaced quite often (and there are thus usually old ones waiting destruction, and loads of spares)

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by jwenting
Tue May 08, 2001 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Butter Or Margarine?
Replies: 16
Views: 1366

RE: Butter Or Margarine?

olive oil...

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by jwenting
Tue May 08, 2001 6:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Manufacturer Of B2
Replies: 6
Views: 2072

RE: The Manufacturer Of B2

The B-2 is actually smaller than the B-52. Wingspan is about the same as a B-1, but the fuselage is shorter.
Don't have data for TO weight or payload, if you mean that.

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by jwenting
Tue May 08, 2001 6:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The B 52. Still In Production?
Replies: 2
Views: 3550

RE: The B 52. Still In Production?

B-52 powerplant upgrade was not taken up because of the number of powerplants the USAF has in stock for it. Those stocks are also getting larger as more and more B707s and DC8s make it into AMARC and are stripped.

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by jwenting
Tue May 08, 2001 6:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Problems With FS2K. Help!
Replies: 10
Views: 7465

RE: Problems With FS2K. Help!

Most likely it is indeed trim, or else the callibration of your control (stick/controller) is wrong. Check callibration first, especially if it happens with all aircraft.

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by jwenting
Mon May 07, 2001 10:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Camera Do You Use?
Replies: 20
Views: 5225

RE: What Camera Do You Use?

Currently a Nikon F-80 with Cosina 100-400mm and a Nikonor 28-80 for the closeup work.
Used to use a Minolta X-300 (still used sometimes, though not for aviation work) and a Minolta 500Si (which was stolen last year).

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by jwenting
Mon May 07, 2001 10:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sell Pictures For All Of Us!
Replies: 21
Views: 4112

RE: Sell Pictures For All Of Us!

As stated, getting the organisation in place might make the whole idea economically unfeasible. Especially accounting for hundreds of people would be expensive. A customer would pay a.net, who would then have to find out who took the photograph (not that hard). The hard part is keeping track of who ...

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by jwenting
Mon Apr 23, 2001 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europeans - Your Experience In United States.
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

RE: Europeans - Your Experience In United States.

Been to Atlanta once, on a stopover between AMS and LAX. Nice airport, friendly staff (quite a difference from AMS in that respect). Overall, nice country to visit, but wouldn't want to live there permanently (at least not the places I visited, except possibly the national parks  <img src="/dis...

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by jwenting
Mon Apr 23, 2001 10:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nedd More Advice On Kodak Or Fuji
Replies: 1
Views: 3173

RE: Nedd More Advice On Kodak Or Fuji

I've been using Fuji for over a decade now, and I'm not looking back. Colour balance is very good, though some call it a bit cool. Extremely fine grain, say half that of Kodak or Agfa. I have made the 400 (Superia currently) my stock film, the grain is comparable to the 200 Kodak Gold. Kodak Royal G...

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