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by bobrayner
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Computer Question, Please Help
Replies: 6
Views: 2151

RE: Computer Question, Please Help

Most people say that the CDs dont really work on foreign versions of XP

Eh?

Are you thinking of localisation (keyboard, UI language, &c) or of local releases?

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush And Blair Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize
Replies: 77
Views: 3103

RE: Bush And Blair Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Nobel peace prize:</b> Yeah! Bush is fighting for peace! I'd vote for him! <b>Nobel war prize:</b> He's the greates military leader we've had for years! <b>Nobel economics prize:</b> He's an economic genius - he's discovered he can pay off the national debt by borrowing more money! <b>Nobel patis...

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush And Blair Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize
Replies: 77
Views: 3103

RE: Bush And Blair Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

The number of nominees is normally in 3 figures..? Late in 2001, there were similar claims that Bush had been nominated even though he was sworn <i>after</i> the deadline for nominations. This rumour slipped a little, and it was subsequently claimed that Bush was being considered for the 2002 prize;...

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Girlfriend Problems..
Replies: 34
Views: 1732

RE: Girlfriend Problems..

<i>There should be no reason why your girlfriend the ex-boyfriend should be speaking with one another</i> I have to agree with USAFHummer on this... I'm on speaking terms with my exen; even the really evil manipulative one.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> It's certain...

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's The TGV Like?
Replies: 39
Views: 3531

RE: What's The TGV Like?

<i>Everywhere else below 200km/h? Not really...where'd you get THAT?</i> I can't remember the original source, but a brief Google reveals this: <a href="http://www.ice-fanpage.de/service/geschwindigkeitskarte.htm" target=_blank>http://www.ice-fanpage.de/service/geschwindigkeitskarte.htm</a> It's rea...

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Is Handball European Champion
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

<i>The yanks have to have their own strange version of every sport around. They play football with their hands, Squash without racket and racing with ovals instead of race tracks.</i> Oi!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> "Squash without rackets" is really just another fo...

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Average I.Q.?
Replies: 40
Views: 2748

RE: What Is Your Average I.Q.?

I would strongly recommend a supervised psychometric test for any of you who claim to be super-intelligent. The results can be interesting.

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Morality Question
Replies: 9
Views: 935

RE: Morality Question

I'd save him. He's a human.
(or a close approximation)

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Girlfriend Problems..
Replies: 34
Views: 1732

RE: Girlfriend Problems..

Just show her that you trust her. You can't keep her locked away in a cage, can you? There's nothing wrong with SMSing - I do it all the time with my exen, and it's certainly not evidence that I'm about to pounce on them. It just shows that we are still friends. If she preferred him to you, she woul...

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380! Whats Next?
Replies: 12
Views: 5299

RE: Airbus A380! Whats Next?

<i>For an A300 replacement. . .I'd venture to guess they'd call it the A400. . .if another a/c doesn't already claim that title. Fresh start. . . </i> Unfortunately, that number's already taken. <a href="http://www.airbusmilitary.com/home.html" target=_blank>http://www.airbusmilitary.com/home.html</...

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's The TGV Like?
Replies: 39
Views: 3531

RE: What's The TGV Like?

<i>The topic says it all. How fast does it go? Is it comfortable etc.</i> It takes you from A to B without spilling your coffee. What else do you need?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> <i>PTVs?</i> No PTVs, although there other things like wireless internet schemes &c. <...

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Janets Boob
Replies: 67
Views: 2770

RE: Janets Boob

There was already a tit on stage. WHy did they need more?

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Germany Is Handball European Champion
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

RE: Germany Is Handball European Champion

Can someone go into detail about the rules of handball? I'd like to learn more. It's extremely obscure here in the states.

This might be a good place to start:
http://www.google.com/search?q=handball+rules

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380:feeling A Bit More Cramped?
Replies: 53
Views: 11991

RE: A380:feeling A Bit More Cramped?

<i>As far as I know, that´s one of the planned variations. And since a least the FAA doesn´t certify combis any more with cargo and pax on the same deck, the 380 may be the only new combi around.</i> If having cargo on one level, and passengers on another level is sufficient to qualify as a combi, t...

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Average I.Q.?
Replies: 40
Views: 2748

RE: What Is Your Average I.Q.?

<i>Congratulations, Bob! Your <acronym title="Augsburg Airways (Germany)">IQ</acronym> score is 48 This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic <acronym title="Augsburg Airways (Germany)">IQ</acronym> Test relative to others. You...

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by bobrayner
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Castro Thinks GW Is Out To Kill Him
Replies: 60
Views: 3498

RE: Castro Thinks GW Is Out To Kill Him

It boggles the mind that anyone would compare Cuban human rights favourably to US human rights. Absolutely incredible.

Not favourably; the claim is that both are flawed. I would agree.

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by bobrayner
Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Largest Airforces In The World
Replies: 156
Views: 34251

RE: Largest Airforces In The World

What is the main attack jet in the Chinese Airforce?

The Fantan.
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/plaaf-equip.htm

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by bobrayner
Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AF stop flying into LCY from CDG?
Replies: 11
Views: 5110

RE: Why Did AF Stop Flying Into LCY From CDG?

<i>Not until the high-speed line in the UK is completed</i> When the St Pancras end enters service, there could be a small increase in market share, but it's already 70%... <i>Besides, the <acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LFPO), France">ORY</acronym>-<acronym title="London - City (LCY / EGLC), Un...

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by bobrayner
Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Best Place To Live In The U.S
Replies: 56
Views: 6156

RE: The Best Place To Live In The U.S

Western Montana/Idaho Panhandle. Great hunting, fishing, flying, skiing, down-to-earth people, lots of space, no pollution, scenery, good-sized cities, four great seasons and bla bla bla...

I spent a few short weeks in Coeur d'Alene; loved it, can't wait to go back...

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by bobrayner
Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michelle McAnus .... Top Of The Uk Charts
Replies: 27
Views: 3222

RE: Michelle McAnus .... Top Of The Uk Charts

<i>she's as ugly as hell</i> Bizzarely, some of us actually want to buy music <b>because it sounds good</b>, rather than buying whatever looks good on a poster. Looks: Well, she's not made in the music industry's skinny plastic blonde mould. She's the same kind of person that you'd see on the street...

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by bobrayner
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AF stop flying into LCY from CDG?
Replies: 11
Views: 5110

RE: Why Did AF Stop Flying Into LCY From CDG?

There is some other competition on this particular route...  Wink/being sarcastic

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by bobrayner
Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Support The Former .CCCP. (USSR)?
Replies: 296
Views: 6634

RE: Do You Support The Former .CCCP. (USSR)?

<i>I support the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. I was born there but unfortunately it collapsed 5 years later. They had the balls to stand-up to the <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> governments of the Western World. If only it could adapt like China did today it ...

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Virus? What Virus?
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

RE: Virus? What Virus?

<i>However, the fact remains that there are no viruses that target Mac <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> X. Zero. Zilch. None.</i> As soon as macos x represents a significant proportion of the market, it will start to get attention from virus writers. Even on various different flavours...

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Increases Credit Card Charge
Replies: 8
Views: 5226

RE: Ryanair Increases Credit Card Charge

BAA should have been standing next to Ryanair in the courtroom. That's where the ridiculous wheelchair charge originates; Ryanair just passed the charge on (which may be a faux pas, but I don't think it makes them evil). Does the BAA pass a charge on to airlines every time one of their customers bre...

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Photos From Downtown Beirut
Replies: 55
Views: 2474

RE: Photos From Downtown Beirut

<i>Thought I'd share with you all the news that Maria Carey is performing in downtown Beirut on Feb.24!!And above all that,Chris De Burgh performed tonight in the "Star Academy" episode...quite interesting.</i> Mariah Carey? Chris de Burgh? Will you let us know when it's safe to return?  <img s...

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Orders Airbus 330 Tankers Worth 18.8bn?
Replies: 48
Views: 8763

RE: RAF Orders Airbus 330 Tankers Worth 18.8bn?

The RAF love their C17s, but the A400m (whenever it is actually built!) does appear to be a better fit for their needs. Similarly with the A330. The B767 would be a great fit for many countries (Italy, Japan, ...), but in this case I do think the RAF need a little more offload, at a little longer ra...

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 6:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Of You Peta Members/supporters?
Replies: 41
Views: 1718

RE: Any Of You Peta Members/supporters?

If man wasn't meant to eat meat, why did god make animals so tasty?

God made us without clothes. Do you wander around naked?

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do I Get To Stuttgart From London
Replies: 7
Views: 3776

RE: How Do I Get To Stuttgart From London

With <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>: d 17:30 <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, a 20:05 <acronym title="Stuttgart (- Echterdingen) (STR / EDDS), Germany">STR</acronym> 26/02/04 d 07:25 <acronym title="Stuttgart (- Echterdingen) (STR / EDDS),...

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does The US Need A New CIA Director?
Replies: 27
Views: 3192

RE: Does The US Need A New CIA Director?

<i>At least Bush served in the Armed Services. Clinton, not at all.</i> Consider the precedents. Which other countries put as much emphasis on military, rather than civilian, leadership? Which other countries have leaders who like to pose in uniform, devaluing the citizens who actually fight on the ...

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Light Aircraft Dangerous?
Replies: 26
Views: 10522

RE: Are Light Aircraft Dangerous?

But again, it assumes that EVERY GA crash is based on pilot fault. But I doubt that, because other factors, like weather, come into consideration.

Isn't CFIT the main cause of fatalities?

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fighter Planes Shooting Down Passenger Planes
Replies: 22
Views: 8368

RE: Fighter Planes Shooting Down Passenger Planes

Certain individuals on this forum insisted that any unidentified aircraft should / would be shot down, by default.

Haven't heard much about that policy recently...  Big grin

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Hiking Fans? (w/pictures)
Replies: 33
Views: 2041

RE: Any Hiking Fans? (w/pictures)

<i>Bobrayner, Is that Cyclopes rucksack?</i> Yes and no - names & brands vary in different markets..? It's good for mixed hiking if you want to take <i>lots</i> of gear. Some armed forces use it "off the shelf"; some use a shorter/wider variant which is not as good for hiking but works a little bett...

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by bobrayner
Sat Jan 31, 2004 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Forum Getting Too Close.......
Replies: 77
Views: 4019

RE: This Forum Getting Too Close.......

<i>Yeah you also might want to add that the Non-Av forum has become a favorite for the hardcore liberals to come bash Bush nonstop and expect everybody to agree with them</i>. This says it all. Somebody asks that we all play nicely, and your reflexive response is that some ill-defined bunch of "Libe...

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does The US Need A New CIA Director?
Replies: 27
Views: 3192

RE: Does The US Need A New CIA Director?

<i>Gotta agree here <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90, without question Kay is the guy. 9-11 may have been prevented without Bill Clinton turning down Saddam and with a remotely useful <acronym title="Rome - Ciampino (CIA / LIRA), Italy">CIA</acronym> that was saved from Clinton decima...

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Swedes Have More And More Sex With Animals
Replies: 21
Views: 8724

RE: Swedes Have More And More Sex With Animals

In most countries, there's an "age of consent", below which an individual isn't legally capable of consenting to sex. Therefore, from a legal perspective, sex with somebody below this age is a Bad Thing. To the extent that I agree with any particular age of consent, I think it's a Bad Thing too. Nec...

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Hiking Fans? (w/pictures)
Replies: 33
Views: 2041

RE: Any Hiking Fans? (w/pictures)

My last serious hike was the "3 peaks", in the UK...
I don't want to bore you all with more scenery, so here's a different view  Big grin

http://bobrayner.org/luggage.jpg (395k)

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Swedes Have More And More Sex With Animals
Replies: 21
Views: 8724

RE: Swedes Have More And More Sex With Animals

<i>what is done behind closed doors is not my business</i> ...between consenting parties. I don't think that people who want to stop discrimination against gays also endorse rape, paedophilia, and bestiality behind closed doors. It may be more difficult for you to argue against people's actual posit...

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Probabily Tomorrow I'll Buy My First Car
Replies: 66
Views: 9846

RE: Probabily Tomorrow I'll Buy My First Car

<i>Can anyone translate this into USD?</i> Sure. SMALL GERMAN CAR $12707.50 PAINTWORK <acronym title="Britannia Airlines (United Kingdom)">BY</acronym> STEVIE WONDER $377.51 POINTLESS OPTION $505.75 OVERPRICED ADD-ON $914.28 THIS SHOULD <acronym title="Aircompany Tavria-Mac (Ukraine)">BE</acronym> I...

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Probabily Tomorrow I'll Buy My First Car
Replies: 66
Views: 9846

RE: Probabily Tomorrow I'll Buy My First Car

Considering they don't even offer that engine in North America...

Yes, they do; but only in lawnmowers.

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Secretary Of State Offices.
Replies: 1
Views: 1710

RE: Secretary Of State Offices.

For those of you not in the US, 2 questions. 1- where do you go to get your plates and license renewed, and 2- how are those places?? In some European countries (certainly the small number that I've lived in), vehicle/driver registration &c. is handled by various local government offices... not much...

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Swedes Have More And More Sex With Animals
Replies: 21
Views: 8724

RE: Swedes Have More And More Sex With Animals

Bestiality as a substitute for paedophilia?

Do deviants change categories at will? If self-abuse was illegal, would all the compulsive masturbators of a.net switch to bondage / golden showers / tentacle rape? I don't think so.  Smile

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can We Get 2 Seats To Any Destination?!
Replies: 3
Views: 3735

RE: How Can We Get 2 Seats To Any Destination?!

<i>The aim is to 'hitchhike' for as far as you can, and get back within 36 hours, for FREE. Three years ago a group of students made it as far as Arizona and back.</i> I did something very similar when I was at university... Airlines normally expect to earn money from seats, and are therefore reluct...

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Euro Rates Hurt Airbus?
Replies: 9
Views: 2105

RE: High Euro Rates Hurt Airbus?

<i>Airbus sales are demarcated in dollars. What hurts the company, however, is that its costs are in euros. With the dollar weak against the euro, the revenue covers fewer costs.</i> Of course. Airbus put a fixed dollar-denominated price tag on each aircraft and must sell at that price, yes?  <...

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Probabily Tomorrow I'll Buy My First Car
Replies: 66
Views: 9846

RE: Probabily Tomorrow I'll Buy My First Car

For the same price as a new Polo you could get a second-hand C70 T5.
No competition.  Smile

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Prefer Pullovers Or Sweaters?
Replies: 9
Views: 2032

RE: Do You Prefer Pullovers Or Sweaters?

The semantic difference between pullovers and sweaters is...? Clearly, I don't know English as well as I thought  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> <i>I refuse to disgrace the Shaft by issuing it on something like this.</i> I've got to respect you for that...

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by bobrayner
Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow
Replies: 27
Views: 1166

RE: Snow

<i>typical british weather, one night of snow and the country comes to a stand still.</i> Only certain parts.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> London is completely incapable of dealing with the faintest hints of ice and snow that sneak through it's bizar...

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by bobrayner
Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Concerns Over The 7E7
Replies: 16
Views: 4361

RE: Emirates Concerns Over The 7E7

<i>And while we're at it, I don't think anyone has experience yet with how the new GLARE material will damage in such mishaps</i> Apart from the usual lab tests, and the (apparently very successful) in-service test on an A310 in 2002/2003? Presumably there have been further in-service tests and/or d...

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by bobrayner
Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Building A New Airline From Nice To Paris
Replies: 48
Views: 6973

RE: Building A New Airline From Nice To Paris

Is it wise to ask other people to write assignments for you?  Big grin

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by bobrayner
Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

RE: Freezing/snowy Weather's Latest Victim...

You can't continue to the nearest destination on front tyres only? Not ETOPS certified?

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