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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy Birthday 727
Replies: 12
Views: 1162

RE: Happy Birthday 727

Thanks, TAD. I was bound to get something right eventually.

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 13
Views: 1233

RE: Virgin Atlantic

They're also planning a pretty revolutionary improvement to their UK rail service. I know this isn't a train-spotters' board but it gives you an idea of what the good Sir Richard's getting up to.

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *HOLY CRAP!! CHECK THIS OUT!*
Replies: 40
Views: 2115

RE: David L

Good, we're agreed about cars. Now let's pack this in before we get thrown out for going off subject! :) I've already had a yellow card a couple of weeks ago - sorry about that, Johan. Henceforth this day shall be known as The Day Iain Came Back and we'll all remember what we were doing on The Day I...

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy Birthday 727
Replies: 12
Views: 1162

RE: Happy Birthday 727

And it became a record breaker till it was surpassed by the 737. Now, talking about that, I flew on the 737 that broke the record. It's owned by British Midland and has a plaque just inside the door. It was about no. 1833 or something. Go on someone, tell me exactly what number it is (i.e. the numbe...

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines A319
Replies: 15
Views: 1562

Aaaaaaaarghhh!

That's all - just "Aaaaaaaarghhh"! :)

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *HOLY CRAP!! CHECK THIS OUT!*
Replies: 40
Views: 2115

RE: Breaking news

Interesting reaction. Just keep someone around you informed, Iain.

Bentley? Pah - poor man's Rolls Royce. (Actually, I'd rather have a Jag but I'm not going to say that here.)

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: good airport webcams = $$$ !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5604

RE: good airport webcams = $$$ !!!

Excellent point. The only two I've seen are at Geneva, which gives a great view of the terminal building and surroundings, and the NASA one at Cleveland - Hopkin, I think. But they're only good for seeing what the weather's like. On the Geneva one, the runway's to the left of the picture, parallel t...

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by David L
Thu Feb 11, 1999 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *HOLY CRAP!! CHECK THIS OUT!*
Replies: 40
Views: 2115

At Last!

Now we're talking MY specialist subject - Complete and Utter Rubbish!

Yeeeeee-HAH!

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by David L
Wed Feb 10, 1999 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departing
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

In That Case...

Forget my previous post as well!

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by David L
Wed Feb 10, 1999 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Departing
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

RE: I am back

Before I say anything, have you read FedEx's post of 10-12-99 07:54?

I would add that the information didn't come from CNN but from a public discussion board OPERATED by CNN. But the standards on that board are high, normally(!).

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by David L
Wed Feb 10, 1999 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *HOLY CRAP!! CHECK THIS OUT!*
Replies: 40
Views: 2115

RE: *HOLY CRAP!! CHECK THIS OUT!*

I'll go along with that, Cool Cat IIIc. But me, lie? Never!

Now, where did I park my Rolls Royce?

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by David L
Wed Feb 10, 1999 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *HOLY CRAP!! CHECK THIS OUT!*
Replies: 40
Views: 2115

Let's Not Forget...

.. the real detective work done by the contributor on the CNN board.

Now, where were we?

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by David L
Tue Jan 19, 1999 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin
Replies: 16
Views: 592

RE: Virgin

I believe they also have/had a 747 registered as G-VAST.

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by David L
Tue Jan 19, 1999 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Trivia ?!?
Replies: 8
Views: 1497

RE: fill me in

How many fingers am I holding up? :)

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by David L
Tue Jan 19, 1999 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High
Replies: 14
Views: 647

RE: High

I'll try that tactic next time I ask for a pay rise!

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by David L
Mon Jan 18, 1999 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High
Replies: 14
Views: 647

RE: High

"On some coast to coast flights, UAL requests FL410 for it's crews". ... ah yes, but do you open the bidding at more than you need so you can haggle down to what you really want! On one Comic Relief day (a childrens' charity event) I heard a controller tell a BA flight they could descend 1,000 ft fo...

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by David L
Mon Jan 18, 1999 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's that little bump?
Replies: 4
Views: 978

RE: What's that little bump?

Gee, aviator_ua, thanks for rubbing it in! :)

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by David L
Sat Jan 16, 1999 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How automated is the MD11
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

RE: How automated is the MD11

That's pretty impressive and, as a gadget freak, I'm right behind the move to automate such things. BUT... wouldn't it be nice to have someone sitting there who knows the systems and can act on any anomalies the computers find while the pilots fly the plane? Let automation reduce the occcurences of ...

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by David L
Fri Jan 15, 1999 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas
Replies: 6
Views: 779

RE: Atlas

Oh well, at least it gives me a bit of variety. I probably wouldn't have seen a 747-400F otherwise.

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by David L
Fri Jan 15, 1999 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas
Replies: 6
Views: 779

RE: Atlas

Thanks, BryanG.

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by David L
Thu Jan 14, 1999 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Atlas

This may have been discussed a couple of weeks ago but...

Is Atlas part of FedEx or do they just have some kind of operating deal? I saw one of their 747-400Fs at Prestwick at the weekend and it used a FedEx callsign.

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by David L
Thu Jan 14, 1999 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kia Tak
Replies: 2
Views: 794

RE: Kia Tak

I haven't been there since the 70s and at that time there was little or no GA activity. Almost all the light traffic was Army: Scout and Sioux helicopters, DHC Beaver. They flew all over the colony but I doubt they used Kai Tak much. They were based 'over the hill' in Sek Kong. I lived part way up t...

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by David L
Thu Jan 14, 1999 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 - Latest News
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

RE: NTSB is a seperate agency

You're absolutely right, L-188, what I actually read in AVweb was:

"Shuster, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will propose legislation to make the FAA independent of both the DOT and the White House".

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by David L
Wed Jan 13, 1999 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 - Latest News
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

RE: MD-11 - Latest News

I also read talk of separating the NTSB from the FAA and the government. Unfortunately it was a website I was just passing through and I can't find it any more.

Aviator_AU - can you shed any light on it?

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by David L
Wed Jan 13, 1999 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To il76
Replies: 4
Views: 990

RE: To il76

I think Drew is telling IL76 that he lives in LA but was born in the Netherlands and he's asking which is the cheapest airline(?) he can take from Schipol to Rome. He apologises that he can't write Dutch very well - you could have fooled me but then I can't write Dutch at all. Come on, FedEx. It mak...

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by David L
Wed Jan 13, 1999 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 - Latest News
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

RE: MD-11 - Latest News

I also heard that company had moved out of that business some time ago and into commercial dry cleaning or something similar. Hmmm.

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by David L
Wed Jan 13, 1999 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are airline pilots really that good
Replies: 19
Views: 1936

RE: Are airline pilots really that good

If I was in a 767 I'd rather have Aviator_UA flying it and if I was in a 172 I'd rather have Ianhol flying it - he makes me laugh (don't tell him I said that). But seriously, repeating what I said in an earlier discussion, I still believe (as a non-pilot) that you can make big corrections practicall...

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by David L
Wed Jan 13, 1999 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Pics?
Replies: 6
Views: 715

RE: New Pics?

Apparently there have been 462 photos added since my "last visit 5 days ago". I was about to ask Johan to slow down!

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by David L
Tue Jan 12, 1999 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

RE: BA's Fleet

I've been flying BA since they were formed in the 70s. I've flown from LHR to: Glasgow, Viscount, Vanguard, BAC-111, Trident, 737, 757, 767 Bremen-Hannover, Trident, 737 Geneva, 757 Zurich, 757 Prague, 737, 767 Vienna, 737 Budapest, 767 I've never flown with Virgin and the only US airlines I've flow...

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by David L
Sat Jan 09, 1999 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chat
Replies: 15
Views: 796

RE: Chat

Well, you could've told me BEFORE I went in!

Incidently, don't tell anyone I asked this but is there a 'correct' way to leave the chat room cleanly? I just said 'bye' and moved to another site.

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by David L
Sat Jan 09, 1999 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chat
Replies: 15
Views: 796

RE: Missed The Point

I'll stick my nose in, just for a minute...

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by David L
Sat Jan 09, 1999 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chat
Replies: 15
Views: 796

Missed The Point

I guess it's obvious I misunderstood about the "chat". I didn't realise there was a live chat "room" on this board. Isn't science wonderful?

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by David L
Sat Jan 09, 1999 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chat
Replies: 15
Views: 796

RE: Chat

I'm kind of doing other things as well (nothing interesting - just sad, computery things) so the chat room's a bit to fast-moving for me at the moment but, like I said, I'm keeping an eye on the board. If you come up with anything during your chat, post it. I probably won't have a clue but you never...

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by David L
Sat Jan 09, 1999 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chat
Replies: 15
Views: 796

OK, Starting NOW...

Right, I'm confused, Airplanekid. You said you'd be aroung from 9-12 Eastern Time but you posted that at 21:27 UTC. So where are you?!

Airplanekid & MD-11: If you're still around, at the risk of getting you to repeat something you've already posted before, what do you do during the week?

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by David L
Sat Jan 09, 1999 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chat
Replies: 15
Views: 796

PS

I'm in the UK so UTC is local time for me, aren't I the lucky one? I assume Eastern Time is the east coast of the USA in which case I'm 5 hours ahead of you. Even if tomorrow IS Saturday, I won't be hanging around as long as you lot "over there". Anyway, it's probably quiet because everyone's out fo...

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by David L
Sat Jan 09, 1999 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chat
Replies: 15
Views: 796

RE: Chat

Maybe better to use "board" time as indicated in the Date column (UTC + 1)? I'll be here, on and off, till about 01:00 board time. Not that I can guarantee being able to contribute - if I can't reply with a useful answer I tend to be facetious (OK, a smart***) and if I can't think of anything faceti...

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by David L
Thu Jan 07, 1999 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pretty and the Ugly
Replies: 24
Views: 1141

RE: The Pretty and the Ugly

Just to quickly redress the balance, the VC-10 was a pretty sexy looking plane. I hope A1ex's psycholoists don't look too closely at that.

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by David L
Thu Jan 07, 1999 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Pretty and the Ugly
Replies: 24
Views: 1141

RE: The Pretty and the Ugly

That's a tough one. Sad to say, from a patriotic point of view, the BAe 146 has to be considered to be on the uglier side. But I'll have to give this more thought.

I take it we're sticking to civil aircraft?

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by David L
Thu Jan 07, 1999 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: land and hold short??
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

RE: land and hold short??

Sorry, I was 'sine pentium' (that's Latin for "without access to a PC") for a couple of hours and lost the momentum of the conversation. Due to international differences in etiquette, I left the thumb/finger arrangement of the boxing glove to individual discretion. Have I missed the point - isn't it...

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by David L
Wed Jan 06, 1999 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: land and hold short??
Replies: 9
Views: 1388

RE: land and hold short??

Definitely sounds like something we could do without.

In the meantime, all aircraft should have a large boxing glove attached to their nosecones, just in case.

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by David L
Wed Jan 06, 1999 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair
Replies: 3
Views: 925

RE: Comair

OK, I'm convinced. I took a look at the first page of Comair photos and they were nothing like British Airways colours but there's no doubt about the 727.

Maybe there's still some life left for the 727s with CoNair as industrial hairsdryers.

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by David L
Wed Jan 06, 1999 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Comair

OK, someone put me out of my misery. What's the link between Comair and BA? If someone's seen a 727 in real BA colours than that's fair enough but does a 727 in Comair colours really count as BA colours?

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by David L
Tue Jan 05, 1999 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much do you know?
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

RE: Odd one out...

That's exactly why I WASN'T in Edinburgh at New Year! I suppose 200,000 people can't be wrong but it's not for me. Maybe it's because I'm more of a Glasgow person and I can't stand seeing Edinburgh people enjoying themselves! I'm also back at work there now - happy New Year. Re the "quiz": I was cou...

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by David L
Tue Jan 05, 1999 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much do you know?
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

RE: How much do you know?

I can only make a small dent in the answers:

1) Boeing 727

2) Sydney - Kingsford Smith
Helsinki - Vantaa

3) Austrian (a bit of a guess, really)

7) The A-340s the only fly-by-wire? (wild guess)

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by David L
Tue Jan 05, 1999 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA > down Under
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Go Via Hong Kong!

I can't advise you about airlines and it's true that you'll be missing out by not using Kai Tak but Hong Kong's like no other place on earth - I spent half my childhood there. We lived "over the hill" in the New Territories which you probably won't have time to see but the city bits which you see in...

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by David L
Tue Jan 05, 1999 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your opinion
Replies: 4
Views: 888

RE: Your opinion

"England's green and pleasant land", eh? (I hope you're not counting Prestwick as England!)

When are you going to Prestwick?

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by David L
Thu Dec 31, 1998 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Leg?
Replies: 6
Views: 829

RE: Gumpbles

You say that on the downwind leg you "perform you(r) gumpbles". Do I need to wait till I'm older to find out what that means?! :)

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by David L
Thu Dec 31, 1998 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lahso
Replies: 3
Views: 977

RE: Lahso

Maybe they'll recommend a couple of RATOs strapped on back to front. Or get the passengers to exhale simultaneously on command. I can't help thinking that if a pilot previously landed on an intersecting runway he'd lose his licence for extremely dangerous practice - and now the FAA are encouraging i...

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by David L
Thu Dec 31, 1998 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviator_UA - Snap!
Replies: 3
Views: 868

RE: Aviator_UA - Snap!

Cheers. But I'll still be at work for at least another couple of hours with nothing to do so I'll be around till then!

On reflection , maybe 'Snap' doesn't mean the same in the US - the card game where you look for duplicate cards?

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by David L
Thu Dec 31, 1998 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviator_UA - Snap!
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Aviator_UA - Snap!

Both first posts of the day at 14:09, forum time! Hope you weren't anywhere near our west coast during the storms last weekend.

I've had to come in to work today then I'm off again till Monday so have a good New Year.

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