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by David L
Tue Apr 06, 1999 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "I Will Stump The Forum"
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

RE: Btw..Ooops

I won't push my luck by saying "are you sure that's all?".

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by David L
Tue Apr 06, 1999 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tu-144 "Drakon"
Replies: 9
Views: 1094

RE: Tu-144 "Drakon"

OK, here goes. What we heard at the time was that the canard planes were overstressed and failed causing the plane to lose control and crash. But more recently I've read stories of "activity" in the clouds nearby. The allegation is that there was a French Air Force plane flying close by, either to g...

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by David L
Tue Apr 06, 1999 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "I Will Stump The Forum"
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

RE: Btw

That's a lot better than I could do but what about the old prop jobs and military variants? Oo, I'm so much better at picking holes in other people's work than doing any myself.

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by David L
Tue Apr 06, 1999 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RE Comments To Why BA Buy A320
Replies: 6
Views: 294

RE: Maurice & David L - Whoops

...unless the whole topic's been (quite rightly) deleted - doh!

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by David L
Tue Apr 06, 1999 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RE Comments To Why BA Buy A320
Replies: 6
Views: 294

RE: Maurice & David L

No problem, Lufthansa, it had to be said. My post seems to have been deleted, however. Maybe using the 'N' word just isn't allowed, regardless of the context. I'll find out when I check my e-mail at home.

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by David L
Fri Apr 02, 1999 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex/former Atlas 747F's
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

RE: Fedex/former Atlas 747F's

Flying Tigers used to fly into Prestwick then all of a sudden it was FedEx so I assumed it was FedEx who'd bought them. Maybe FedEx just moved in when Flying Tigers moved out but I've certainly been under the impression since then that it was FedEx who bought Flying Tigers. But what do I know?... I ...

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by David L
Fri Apr 02, 1999 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airliners
Replies: 2
Views: 964

RE: British Airliners

At the risk of boring everyone else by repeating what I've said in older discussions, my first several flights were long distance in the Bristol Britannia turboprop but I finally flew in a jet (CX CV-880) in 1969. Shortly after that, my second jet flight was in an RAF VC-10 from Kai Tak to Brize Nor...

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by David L
Thu Apr 01, 1999 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does Ba Mean To You?
Replies: 4
Views: 3247

RE: Hp

No, no. HP is a bottled sauce.

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by David L
Thu Apr 01, 1999 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does Ba Mean To You?
Replies: 4
Views: 3247

RE: What Does Ba Mean To You?

I gave up trying work out which airports were being referred here to ages ago. They're usually in the US so not familiar to me anyway, apart from the more obvious ones. I guess if you've got a few people on the forum who know their acronyms it's not fair for me to expect everything to be typed out i...

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by David L
Wed Mar 31, 1999 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is Everybody?
Replies: 16
Views: 237

RE: Where Is Everybody?

I know what you mean, Mirage, but I just regard the whole thing as several conversations going on at once. In the same way that during a conversation people say things that aren't crucial, you get replies that don't answer the question. If I see a topic that doesn't interest me or that annoys me, I ...

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by David L
Wed Mar 31, 1999 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is Everybody?
Replies: 16
Views: 237

RE: Edinburgh Airport

I haven't been to Edinburgh Airport for several years. About 15 years ago I lived almost under the final approach east of the runway (27 or 28, I think) which was good for me but not for my neighbours. You're right about the "boring" aircraft there though. In between I lived near Prestwick which is ...

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by David L
Wed Mar 31, 1999 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is Everybody?
Replies: 16
Views: 237

RE: Studies

SashA: Since at this very moment I'm working less than a couple of miles away from you at Osborne House, Haymarket, Edinburgh, I won't bore you with a postcard :)

I will be working (kind of) on Friday and Monday though.

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by David L
Tue Mar 30, 1999 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will.
Replies: 18
Views: 911

PS: A Little Humour...

... goes a long way too. I confess haven't seen what BA747, for example, has been up to recently but I for one enjoy his more humourous contributions (and those of others).

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by David L
Mon Mar 29, 1999 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011
Replies: 11
Views: 1097

FlyF15

Nice one, FlyF15! I've just been replying to the "Will" topic and I was still feeling a bit serious when that little "oops" hit me in the face. I don't mean to have a laugh at your expense (I don't even know how to post a photo here) but it made me feel "a little less serious"!

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by David L
Mon Mar 29, 1999 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will.
Replies: 18
Views: 911

RE: Will.

Like FlyF15, and Lindy obviously, I'm not sure exactly what's happened here but I can guess. Gayl's absolutely right about the change on this forum recently - I'd be more inclined to read a debate if everyone could discuss and disagree without resorting to unsubstantiated name-calling. Take the Airb...

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by David L
Thu Mar 25, 1999 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir 734, Everone Read Please
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

L1011 - Edinburgh

Be sure and give me a wave (and A1ex ?) as you fly over Edinburgh!

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by David L
Thu Mar 25, 1999 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Little Quiz....
Replies: 11
Views: 952

RE: Klm A310

I thought KLM had Airbuses as well but I checked their website and they don't mention any, just:
F-50, F-70,
737-300, 737-400,
747-300, 747-400,
767-300 &
MD-11

Well, you learn something every day...

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by David L
Sun Mar 21, 1999 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For The First Time....
Replies: 10
Views: 3192

Re: For The First Time....

I was too young when I took my first flight to remember it now but it was a short hop across the English Channel in a Bristol Freighter with our car on board as well. My early flights were in turboprops like the Britannia, Viscount and Vanguard. We moved about the world every 18 - 24 months so a fli...

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by David L
Sun Mar 21, 1999 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 863 Near Fatal Accident
Replies: 4
Views: 2601

Re: United 863 Near Fatal Accident

I kinda thought it might be, Iain! Mind you, if you can't cope with the loss of no. 3 in a C-172... If you take me for a spin at PIK maybe I could simulate a 737 rudder for you (allegedly). As far as the copilot goes... chalk it up to experience? Perhaps he's just that bit wiser now than a lot of ot...

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by David L
Mon Mar 08, 1999 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Aircraft Have You Been On
Replies: 30
Views: 4400

RE: What Aircraft Have You Been On

Excuse the formatting: Air France 737-200 Air UK BAe 146,Fokker 100, British Air Ferries Bristol Freighter British Airways Viscount,Vanguard,BAC-111,Trident, 737-400,757,767 Caledonian Airways Bristol Britannia British Midland Viscount,F-27,707,737-3/4 Cathay Pacific CV-880 Crossair SAAB 340 Dan Air...

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by David L
Mon Mar 08, 1999 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Shortest Widebody Flight
Replies: 77
Views: 2683

RE: Your Shortest Widebody Flight

Prestwick, Scotland to Shannon, Ireland, 1hour, NW DC-10, 1988.

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by David L
Mon Mar 08, 1999 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest narrowbody flight
Replies: 18
Views: 1885

RE: Longest narrowbody flight

My longest narrow body flights have been from Hong Kong to London Gatwick and RAF Brize Norton the UK in Bristol Britannias and a VC-10. On the VC-10 flight, there were only two stopovers - Gan Island (a runway with a small island at each end in the southern Maldives) and RAF Akrotiri (Cyprus). I'd ...

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by David L
Mon Mar 08, 1999 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many People In Forum
Replies: 146
Views: 3562

RE: How Many People In Forum

Me too.

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by David L
Fri Mar 05, 1999 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Taxi Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

RE: Green Taxi Lights

It took two weeks to taxi to the terminal? Was the pilot unfamiliar with the airport? :)

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by David L
Tue Mar 02, 1999 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about them UFO's ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

RE: Glowing NerfBall

Spooky, whatever it was.

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by David L
Tue Mar 02, 1999 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about them UFO's ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

RE: YES!!!

L-188, this orange ball - was it opaque or transparent, hard or soft/gaseous looking? Was it day or night?

I don't have any suggestions as to what it was, I'm just trying to picture the scene more clearly.

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by David L
Mon Mar 01, 1999 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Answering Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 890

RE: Better Forum, and about time too !

It would be nice if incorrect information wasn't posted but when it is, it's usually ripped to shreds pretty quickly. I'd rather see a partial answer while waiting for a full answer than have to wait all day for the full answer. It is a Discussion Forum, after all. As for opinions, as long as they'r...

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by David L
Mon Mar 01, 1999 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 758

RE: Newsletter

Go on, everyone. I signed up a while ago and it saves me a lot of browsing time to get the headlines delivered to my PC.

(Can I have my $5 now please, FAUnited7?)

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by David L
Sun Feb 28, 1999 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Observation Decks
Replies: 7
Views: 918

RE: Flight Observation Decks

Observation decks used to be much more common but as terminal buildings are expanded these days they seem to be disappearing, at least from the airports I use.

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by David L
Sun Feb 28, 1999 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots and ticket agents??
Replies: 3
Views: 1272

RE: American, ticket counter FA?

When BA turned their Scottish ops into a separate division they did much the same thing - pilots loading baggage, cabin crew on the check-in desk. Presumably the alternative was to cut services.

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by David L
Fri Feb 26, 1999 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: joke for everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

RE: joke for everyone!

We're all having a good laugh at those here at work (well, it IS Friday afternoon)!

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by David L
Thu Feb 25, 1999 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CV880/990
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

RE: CV880/990

The CV-880 - oh yes. Having spent years flying turboprops, the first jet I flew in was a Cathay Pacific CV-880 from Singapore to Kai Tak in 1969. I was about 9 years old at the time so it was pretty exciting to fly in my first jet. We flew via Bangkok where we saw loads of US fighters on the apron a...

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by David L
Thu Feb 25, 1999 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAC VC10
Replies: 6
Views: 1878

RE: BAC/Vickers VC10

I'd also like to add that to me it'll always be the VICKERS VC-10!

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by David L
Thu Feb 25, 1999 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAC VC10
Replies: 6
Views: 1878

RE: BAC VC10

I flew in an RAF VC-10 from Kai Tak to RAF Brize Norton in the UK in 1970. The most noticeable thing was that the RAF use rear-facing seats so my last memory of Hong Kong is of watching the unique runway fading into the distance behind and below us. For nostalgic reasons it's my favourite airliner b...

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by David L
Wed Feb 24, 1999 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline model enthusiasts
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

RE: Airline model enthusiasts

Someone mentioned a website here the other week for aircraft models. I think it was :

http://www.airline-hobby.com

I can't get into it at the moment - I think my ISP's all full up.

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by David L
Mon Feb 22, 1999 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320
Replies: 11
Views: 1229

RE: Is it a kindergarden here or what??

Udo, how right you are. I don't bother reading any thing with "Boeing" and "Airbus" in it any more.

All we need now is for an argument to develop about which colour's best. I mean, it's a scientific fact that blue's a better colur than red.

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by David L
Sat Feb 20, 1999 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: british midland annual report???
Replies: 2
Views: 1728

RE: british midland annual report???

You'd probably have to look for the annual reports of their parent company, Airlines of Britain Group.

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by David L
Tue Feb 16, 1999 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

RE: CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!!

If I had the time I'd volunteer as well. But I usually have to get back to work the next day so I've had to put my foot down when it's happened and point out that it's not my fault they're overbooked.

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by David L
Tue Feb 16, 1999 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avation Videos!
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Kai Tak

Kai Tak... sob, sniff.

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by David L
Mon Feb 15, 1999 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Smell
Replies: 10
Views: 1058

RE: Funny Smell

The smell I notice most usually is from the furnishings and plastic fittings - a bit like a new car.

Iain: did you really mean 'flagellation'?!

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by David L
Sun Feb 14, 1999 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Time Equations
Replies: 5
Views: 1979

RE: OK

There have been times when I've had to refer to my Venusian phrase book to get your meaning - just very occasionally! :)

On the other hand, I take so long to write replies that there have usually been several replies before mine.

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by David L
Sun Feb 14, 1999 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: lack of direct flights from glasgow
Replies: 7
Views: 2401

RE: lack of direct flights from glasgow

Laker must have flown from Prestwick as until about 10 years ago it was the only Scottish airport allowed to take transatlantic flights. The 757? I've only flown on BA 757s so I don't know how they vary from airline to airline. They seem perfectly fine to me. I'm about average height so the seat pit...

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by David L
Sun Feb 14, 1999 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: lack of direct flights from glasgow
Replies: 7
Views: 2401

RE: lack of direct flights from glasgow

I fly a lot from Glasgow and end up going via LHR but I'm usually going to Geneva or Zurich, as I did a couple of weeks ago. There are plenty of direct flights, they just don't seem to suit me (or airhead, presumably). You can certainly fly to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, USA, etc.

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by David L
Fri Feb 12, 1999 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YEAR 2000
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

RE: YzeroK Problem

I saw a good "Roman transcript" recently where the YzeroK problem was discussed as the year went from 1BC to 1AD. Not only was it a new millenium but they were going to have to switch from counting down to counting up and they were worried their horses would start running backwards at midnight. can'...

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by David L
Fri Feb 12, 1999 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YEAR 2000
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

RE: YEAR 2000

L-188, you're right as there was no year zero. The years went from 1BC to 1AD so the first year of this millenium was 1001. Of course, 1BC wasn't called 1BC at the time!

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Trivia
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

RE: 727 Trivia

OK, I admit it - I didn't know so I cheated.

I won't spoil the whole thing but it's a great question and an interesting story which I remember now.

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *HOLY CRAP!! CHECK THIS OUT!*
Replies: 40
Views: 2116

RE: Breaking News

FlyF15's right - who do you trust? Aviator_UA does seem to know a lot about aviation but I've been following the discussion at CNN since it started and I've never seen Rob Plenert make any brash claims, spout wild opinions which weren't based on some sort of evidence or go off on an ego trip. If you...

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *HOLY CRAP!! CHECK THIS OUT!*
Replies: 40
Views: 2116

RE: Breaking News

I'd also recommend everyone reads the original post very carefully. Don't read something that isn't there or put words into the contributor's mouth.

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy Birthday 727
Replies: 12
Views: 1162

RE: Happy Birthday 727

Thanks for spoiling my one and only moment of glory! :)

Trust me, after 30 it's more tempting to lie about your age. Why should the 727 be any different?

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yassar Arafat
Replies: 5
Views: 953

RE: Yassar Arafat

It's a funny story but I think I'd like to know what the security people thought before I decided whether it was a good idea or not. I guess if it's a place where nothing usually happens it might have been a good exercise for them - possibly.

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