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by smolt
Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Coming To Japan To Be An English Teacher?
Replies: 7
Views: 3518

Anyone Coming To Japan To Be An English Teacher?

Just let me have an advice, if there be someone in here who is thinking in near future of coming to Japan and making up life by being a teacher of English conversation school. The biggest company which is running English conversation schools all over Japan is now being confronted with a financial di...

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by smolt
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Don't Brits Use The Article Of Speech "the"
Replies: 84
Views: 4952

RE: Why Don't Brits Use The Article Of Speech "the"

Hi. This is an interesting but annoying problem to us, non-native. In high school education in Japan it is taken to be wrong to say "I go to the school". If you do this, you'd be told by your teacher "Just say ""I go to school"" or you lose points at the exam then you won't be able to -go to univers...

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by smolt
Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: CAL 738 Almost Overruns Runway (Takeoff)
Replies: 39
Views: 5172

RE: Video: CAL 738 Almost Overruns Runway (Takeoff)

Hmm something wrong here with A'net forum system? I have been unable to login to this forum for several days. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XbINavHtiA" target=_blank>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XbINavHtiA</a> My mother tongue is Japanese so I can fully comprehend what she says in this...

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by smolt
Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuselage Repaired CI 738 To Take Off Nearly Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 4314

RE: Fuselage Repaired CI 738 To Take Off Nearly Crash

Here are other video sources. <a href="http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/nnn/20071006/20071006-00000007-nnn-soci.html" target=_blank>http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videone...06/20071006-00000007-nnn-soci.html</a> <a href="http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/jnn/20071006/20071006-00000002-jnn-s...

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by smolt
Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuselage Repaired CI 738 To Take Off Nearly Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 4314

RE: Fuselage Repaired CI 738 To Take Off Nearly Crash

Does it really happen that either the pitot tube cover or masking tape is forgotten to remove? Sure the aircraft has been on ground for two weeks and this should necessitates some protection for accurate sensors and engines against sandy, dusty and salty winds. Also the airport is so local that mech...

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by smolt
Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuselage Repaired CI 738 To Take Off Nearly Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 4314

Fuselage Repaired CI 738 To Take Off Nearly Crash

NHK news says on 5 at 14:35 <acronym title="Johnstown - John Murtha / Cambria County (JST / KJST), USA - Pennsylvania">JST</acronym>, China Airlines 737-800 made a nealy-crash take off at Saga Airport, which exceeded 2000m runway and went through over-run zone (sorry I don't know the exact term), hi...

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by smolt
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 737 Found The Same Defect As Burn CI 738
Replies: 58
Views: 12768

RE: ANA 737 Found The Same Defect As Burn CI 738

>HAWK21M

In the news nothing is reported as to what Boeing says but just to add that the Japanese government requested Boeing to have intensive inspection.

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by smolt
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 737 Found The Same Defect As Burn CI 738
Replies: 58
Views: 12768

ANA 737 Found The Same Defect As Burn CI 738

According to the <acronym title="Patuxent River - NAS / Trapnell Field (NHK / KNHK), USA - Maryland">NHK</acronym> news in Japan, the Japanese government official has reported that one of Air Nippon's (ANA group) 737 had the same defect (lucking a washer at slat) as that of burn-out <acronym title="...

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by smolt
Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Developed Very Old Films Two Decades Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 2700

I Developed Very Old Films Two Decades Ago

I have developed very old B/W films I took about two decades ago. I guess it is 1987-1991. The films are Tri-X, which fogged and lost tone to a considerable, but not fatal extent. It is some kind of exprience of a time machine. See this; <table BORDER=0 width=102 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="b...

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by smolt
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Q400 Declared Emergency Landing
Replies: 18
Views: 11415

ANA Q400 Declared Emergency Landing

From NHK news;

http://up.mugitya.com/img/Lv.1_up4464.jpg

now passengers are getting off.

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by smolt
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need Native English Speakers' Help
Replies: 25
Views: 2344

RE: Need Native English Speakers' Help

>Ronglimeng wrote <I>But back to the original question...I have to ask - do Japanese high school students really get that far into the subtleties of English grammar? It seems almost too detailed to me unless they plan on being lawyers or diplomats.</I> I would say yes they do. The main goal of high-...

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by smolt
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need Native English Speakers' Help
Replies: 25
Views: 2344

RE: Need Native English Speakers' Help

CastleIsland, of course I did, and thank you. Also thank you, other folks for substantial responses. I'm digesting what you all say; technically speaking sentence 2 is not difinite grammartical mistake such as "you is" or "he have" and might be accepatable depending on the speakers intentions. But t...

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by smolt
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need Native English Speakers' Help
Replies: 25
Views: 2344

RE: Need Native English Speakers' Help

The difference between countable and unacountable noun is really annoying to us Japanese or at least to me, as well as correct use of "the" and "a".

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by smolt
Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need Native English Speakers' Help
Replies: 25
Views: 2344

Need Native English Speakers' Help

Hi, I am joining a certain <acronym title="Blackbushe (BBS / EGLK), United Kingdom">BBS</acronym> in Japan, at which we are helping junior-high and senior high-school student with their English langage home works. Now one thing is in debate whether following expression is technically correct or not....

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by smolt
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE 737-900 Lands On Taxiway In Japan
Replies: 39
Views: 21598

KE 737-900 Lands On Taxiway In Japan

Reportedly, at 12:15 <acronym title="Johnstown - John Murtha / Cambria County (JST / KJST), USA - Pennsylvania">JST</acronym> Korean Air flight 769 from <acronym title="Seoul - Incheon International (ICN / RKSI), South Korea">ICN</acronym> operated by 737-900 has mistakenly landed on taxiway at Akit...

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by smolt
Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Emg Ldg To KIX For Fire, 3 Injured
Replies: 42
Views: 9355

Qantas Emg Ldg To KIX For Fire, 3 Injured

Latest news says Qantas 70 from Narita to Perth made an emergency landing to Kansai at 0050 <acronym title="Johnstown - John Murtha / Cambria County (JST / KJST), USA - Pennsylvania">JST</acronym> due to fire alert at cargo space. Three were injured on evacuation with air shooter after landing, one ...

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by smolt
Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why No Hotels Available In Nagoya?
Replies: 5
Views: 2591

RE: Why No Hotels Available In Nagoya?

Hi. Obviously because Aichi Banpaku exhibition (EXPO2005) is held from 3/26 to September. (Another possible reason is that data is not available after one month.) What Sabena332 says is true to other minor cities in Japan but Nagoya has huge room capacity in portion to city's majority of Nagoya. Sin...

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by smolt
Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: South East Asian Tsunami Latest: 70,000+ Dead
Replies: 168
Views: 6585

South East Asian Tsunami Latest: 70,000+ Dead

By the way how many guys out there know the word 'tsunami' is a Japanese word? It is sure Japan has suffered major tsunami disasters with hundreds and sometimes thousands victims for long in history. In fact tsunami in 1993 ago brought 198 fatality. Today here in Japan what hints us the moment a era...

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by smolt
Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Earthquakes In Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

RE: Earthquakes In Japan

I myself experienced that earthquake 150mile away from center of the quake. In 20 miles around the center about 30 people were killed, 1000 wounded and 30000 are on refugee. As your grandfather, some thousands people lost their houses. After the initial one, shakes of about 6 on the richter scales h...

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by smolt
Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miss Course Aircraft Invaded Midnight Tokyo
Replies: 0
Views: 1220

Miss Course Aircraft Invaded Midnight Tokyo

I found in Japanese residential message board, prural members, located on east part of Tokyo, claimed that some passenger aircraft surprisingly passed by unusually very low over their houses and offices about midnight 0020 <acronym title="Johnstown - Cambria County (JST), USA - Pennsylvania">JST</ac...

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by smolt
Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Were You On 9/11?
Replies: 89
Views: 4022

RE: Where Were You On 9/11?

Guys, let me place other question regarding this. How many hours had passed since the incident happened when you heard of the news for the first time? My story may imply some kind of problem by being isolated from information. It was not until 14 hours that I knew that happened. At the moment buildi...

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by smolt
Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video The Captain Killed By Hijacker Stars In
Replies: 3
Views: 3637

RE: Video The Captain Killed By Hijacker Stars In

Elcapi1980, I am sorry I heard the video is unfortunately discontinued after the incident. Also I don't think that is available overseas.
But just for reference the same one is listed in this Japanese internet auction.
http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e39379003

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by smolt
Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video The Captain Killed By Hijacker Stars In
Replies: 3
Views: 3637

Video The Captain Killed By Hijacker Stars In

Recently I got a cockpit video on All Nippon Airways 747-400 called BLUE <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> BLUE THE GREAT COCKPIT 1 published in Japan. This interestingly describes all cockpit procedure in the actual flight from getting clearance of flight plan before engine start to checklist...

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by smolt
Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Been To Osaka, Japan?
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

RE: Anyone Been To Osaka, Japan?

If you visited Osaka a few days later, you must have killed with the heat...

Just try to describe how hot Osaka and Tokyo is now

ε-(´o`;A hot! (;´ρ`) dead...

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by smolt
Mon Jul 05, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Memories
Replies: 65
Views: 5899

RE: Pan Am Memories

Sorry this question might be an off topic but why PANAM once owned
both B707 and DC-8?

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by smolt
Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone From Osaka?
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

RE: Anyone From Osaka?

Basically since Japan is a highly standardize society inside the country everywhere so few things with Osaka are prominent compared to other places in Japan. Nevertheless, as a resident in Tokyo I can give you some staffs regarding Osaka. Some of them are common throuout in Japan, some are unique in...

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by smolt
Sat May 01, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US General Suspended -- 6 Soldiers Charged
Replies: 220
Views: 10709

RE: US General Suspended -- 6 Soldiers Charged

It turn out that the pictures put in the linked site in now numbered Reply 92, 1st -15th from the top - truth, certified by US authority 16th-24th (disgusting rape scenes)- fake in a pornography site please treat them completely APART, especially Vanessa, not to make things more confused. I examined...

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by smolt
Sat May 01, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US General Suspended -- 6 Soldiers Charged
Replies: 220
Views: 10709

RE: US General Suspended -- 6 Soldiers Charged

Shocking pictures- US soldiers raping a woman. I'd rather it being a fake.

http://www.albasrah.net/images/iraqi-pow/iraqi-pow

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by smolt
Sat Apr 17, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's Haiku Time
Replies: 121
Views: 2583

RE: It's Haiku Time

Dear friends; From homeland of haiku.

Free Care
Cowards To Become
Missouri? No! Ottawa

Read words above, and it sounds like real famous Japanese haiku written by
"Basho" and makes Japanese sense. If you read this in front of Japanese, I guarantee 100% of bursting laugh:D

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by smolt
Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744D - 743 How To Tell?
Replies: 30
Views: 4852

RE: 744D - 743 How To Tell?

Let me have several tips regarding this topic. Why 744D have no winglets I heard is to save handling room for parking in narrower airports with high density traffic. Especially Hub slot at HANEDA cannot provide sufficient space for rolling in and out to park. Additionally winglets are less effective...

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by smolt
Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744D - 743 How To Tell?
Replies: 30
Views: 4852

RE: 744D - 743 How To Tell?

It's easy, Henpol747.
When 747-146SR SUD(the same shape of 743) passes 3000ft above my house, the window glasses tremble with the noise, whereas when 747-446D and 747-481D, do not. In this way, however, it's difficult to tell 747-146SR SUD from 742s.

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by smolt
Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Help! Mistook MS For MR In Registered Mail And MO
Replies: 1
Views: 3509

Help! Mistook MS For MR In Registered Mail And MO

Sorry for consuming A.net resource for this silly matter, but I want to have advice of US residents guys. I don't know what policy US post office have in this. I for the first time began to buy in the US eBay auction, and won an item. I choosed International Money Order for payment, so that I went t...

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by smolt
Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several US Personel Killed In Iraq.
Replies: 176
Views: 4098

RE: Several US Personel Killed In Iraq.

I found a link with movie clip here. You had better not look depending on mental condition.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/mmedia/apdaily/033104-12v.htm

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by smolt
Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL 744 @ PIE Until 4:57p
Replies: 9
Views: 2500

RE: JAL 744 @ PIE Until 4:57p

Was that old crane-circle scheme or new scheme? Which do you like?

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by smolt
Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Who Can Watch Airliners In Your House?
Replies: 39
Views: 5023

RE: Anyone Who Can Watch Airliners In Your House?

Thanks guys. 3 or 2.5 or even 1 mile to the Airport! What a surprise! For me it's about 10 miles;the altitude of aircrafts passing by is about 3000ft. The noise is not severe here in this altitude; people in my neighbour who are not interested in airliners seem to be hardly caring about. This certai...

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by smolt
Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Who Can Watch Airliners In Your House?
Replies: 39
Views: 5023

Anyone Who Can Watch Airliners In Your House?

Hi, fellows. The apartment now I live in is located just beneath the arriving course to Tokyo International Airport when winds blows from the south-west. This is just the season of winter is going and spring is coming and every year heavy wind blows. Sometimes about 60 knots, maybe ground speed 90 k...

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by smolt
Sat Oct 18, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reliability Of Mitsubishi Vehicles
Replies: 15
Views: 1506

RE: Reliability Of Vehicles

Superfly, perhaps what you heard is about the recent TWO regulations concerning with the exhaust gas, both of which mainly affects diesel engine vehicles; 1. NoX regulation by the Government The government officials do not permit continuous registration in certain area, if a car does not meet certai...

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by smolt
Fri Oct 17, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reliability Of Mitsubishi Vehicles
Replies: 15
Views: 1506

RE: Reliability Of Mitsubishi Vehicles

I am always impressed with how many miles and how long you continue to own and drive cars. In my country many people change their cars in 5 or 7 years and you can hardly see cars runnning around which excesses 10 years old. Does this mean we are brained-washed to purchase other brand new cars while ...

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by smolt
Mon Sep 01, 2003 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why I Like Japanese Women!
Replies: 29
Views: 2373

RE: Why I Like Japanese Women!

You American and British should make it habit to examine adequately what kind of nature the source has when you talk about some magazine article as well as when you show "evidence" in order to justify the war. The magazine "the best" from which the writer quoted is of a nature; for example teen age ...

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by smolt
Fri Aug 08, 2003 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Well Maintained Subway Trains Offered For Free!
Replies: 3
Views: 2057

Well Maintained Subway Trains Offered For Free!

Yokohama City subway division in Japan is now offering its aged subway train cars for free. 30 cars (composing 5 trains), constructed in 1972, to be out of service after May next year will be given for free to those who wish. Usages would be for the Park monument, education materials, small meeting ...

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by smolt
Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Runs Your Car With Bio Diesel Fuel?
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

RE: Anyone Runs Your Car With Bio Diesel Fuel?

Thank you all for your responses, and sorry for delayed answer. Yes just this April also in my country all diesel oil was switched to law sulphur version which contains less than 50ppm sulphur (500ppm so far). One problem here is, as Prebennorholm referred to in the kerosene phrase, lubrication perf...

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by smolt
Tue Apr 08, 2003 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Runs Your Car With Bio Diesel Fuel?
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

Anyone Runs Your Car With Bio Diesel Fuel?

I have a Diesel engine car and use *light oil as its fuel. I have heard that in Europe many Diesel Engine cars run with B.D.F "Bio Diesel fuel", which is refined from vegetable oils exhausted out of house kitchens. That is very interesting. In my country such attempt is minor and practical informati...

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by smolt
Sat Mar 01, 2003 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Trouble Stops All Domestic Flights In Japan.
Replies: 2
Views: 3321

RE: ATC Trouble Stops All Domestic Flights In Japan.

Latest summary report says 122 flights were cancelled and 721 were delayed bt 2:30PM.
The failure occured in the flight planning system to cover all over Japan, so the influence is the more serious. Non-radar ATC was excuted.

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by smolt
Sat Mar 01, 2003 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Trouble Stops All Domestic Flights In Japan.
Replies: 2
Views: 3321

ATC Trouble Stops All Domestic Flights In Japan.

Early morning 1st, the ATC system had trouble to stop all the domestic departure in Japan. About 7 o'clock (<acronym title="Johnstown - Cambria County (JST), USA - Pennsylvania">JST</acronym>, +9) this morning, the computer systems, both primary and back-up, at Tokyo control failed, which disabled a...

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by smolt
Fri Nov 29, 2002 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here Comes The Newest B747!
Replies: 37
Views: 4872

RE: Here Comes The Newest B747!

United 777, unfortunately the wing span is limited to this lengths due to
ground handling restriction at Haneda.

regards

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by smolt
Fri Nov 29, 2002 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here Comes The Newest B747!
Replies: 37
Views: 4872

RE: Here Comes The Newest B747!

And passenger capacity is 800 Y seats.

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by smolt
Fri Nov 29, 2002 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here Comes The Newest B747!
Replies: 37
Views: 4872

Here Comes The Newest B747!



The 747 800 was delivered and starts operation to handle the highest density
traffic between Tokyo and Osaka.

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by smolt
Sun Oct 20, 2002 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let The Kidnapped People Sent Back To North Korea?
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

RE: Let The Kidnapped People Sent Back To North Korea?

Rai-san, Konbanwa. Thank you for your comment. First, is that true you say <i>I was reading that one of the Japanese women would not return back to North Korea and that she would leave her husband, children and life back there behind. </i> That is what I here for the first time. do you have any sour...

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by smolt
Sun Oct 20, 2002 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let The Kidnapped People Sent Back To North Korea?
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

RE: Let The Kidnapped People Sent Back To North Korea?

For a.net interest, ANA flew 767 charter flights from Pyongyang to
Haneda.

I appreciate any comments.

smolt

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by smolt
Sun Oct 20, 2002 3:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let The Kidnapped People Sent Back To North Korea?
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Let The Kidnapped People Sent Back To North Korea?

Now five persons (two man and three women) who were kidnapped by North Korea in 1978 are staying their home in Japan (temporary?) and that is the hottest topic here in Japan. Among them, there are two mutually marriaged couples. In one couple, they had promised marriage and in another couple they ha...

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