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by scbriml
Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Intresting Pan Am F/a Story!
Replies: 11
Views: 5896

RE: Very Intresting Pan Am F/a Story!

Presumably this was in the 60s or 70s when security was spelled with a very small s.

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Illegal Photo Usage-The Saga Continues
Replies: 13
Views: 3928

RE: Illegal Photo Usage-The Saga Continues

I'd agree with G-CIVP - maybe the editor made a genuine mistake and has hoped you'd just 'go away', but has now sent you a cheque in the hope it won't go any further. It would have been better if he'd just 'owned up' to his boss right at the start. Tough call, but I'd just cash the cheque and put it...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oh, That Sound!
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

RE: Oh, That Sound!

IMissPiedmont, I don't hear the sound of jet engines when I masturbate - I just checked it out!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At BHX - Photo Opportunities?
Replies: 9
Views: 4904

RE: Spotting At BHX - Photo Opportunities?

We landed at <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX</acronym> on r/w 15 (I think <acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX</acronym> is 33 & 15) and just before we flew over the threshold, we flew over a publi...

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 08, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Planes In Old Livery
Replies: 13
Views: 5611

RE: BA Planes In Old Livery

Personally, I loved the World Tails. At the time, of course, BA was promoting itself as "the world's favourite airline" so this 'globalisation' of the colour scheme made sense.

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 08, 2003 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Fly The VC-10?
Replies: 27
Views: 7244

RE: Which Airlines Fly The VC-10?

<I>"The only photos in the database are of the RAF <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10"</I> Not true! If you search on Vickers <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 you'll find a few civilian ones (including one of mine!) Yes, it was a lovely plane to watch, but...

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by scbriml
Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Jetblue Do Ever Better With A Different A/c
Replies: 34
Views: 3899

RE: Would Jetblue Do Ever Better With A Different A/c

Bobs89ircoz, "i HATE the fact that you have to fly the A320-30-40 with a joystick" Have you actually flown an Airbus with sidestick? Just curious if your opinion is based on experience.

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 Topples 737 Classic - Fair/unfair?
Replies: 21
Views: 4367

RE: A320 Topples 737 Classic - Fair/unfair?

A number of you have missed the point here  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> The survey is aircraft <B>currently</B> operated by airlines. It has nothing to do with all time production runs, or backlogged orders (if that was the case, the DC-3 would always be at the top o...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Will Airliners.net Further Diversify?
Replies: 1
Views: 227

RE: Will Airliners.net Further Diversify?

There are always lots of topics in civil aviation and aviation photography asking for good spotting/photography locations at various airports. Why not have a read-only reference forum with maps and info about: best locations, lenses needed, attitude of local law enforcement, etc. I know there are a ...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is It Level?
Replies: 10
Views: 2959

RE: Is It Level?

Thinking about it, most of my shots have to be rotated to the right. I use my left eye to look through the viewfinder on my SLR (which is designed to really use the right eye - with my old manual-wind camera it was a real pain because I'd have to move the camera away from my eye to wind on, not a pr...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is It Level?
Replies: 10
Views: 2959

Is It Level?

I never used to think I had a problem with my shots being level. However, since I've been scanning my old slides and uploading them here, I find that only about 1 in 10 doesn't need to be rotated a bit to make it level. Some, where I've grabbed a shot without being able to prepare for it, are off by...

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Jetblue Do Ever Better With A Different A/c
Replies: 34
Views: 3899

RE: Would Jetblue Do Ever Better With A Different A/c

LGA1011, "...but I just don't like the A320. I just don't trust it."

You must be right, because Airbus has only sold 3050 of them so far  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by scbriml
Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air Leased L-1011's
Replies: 3
Views: 1915

RE: Gulf Air Leased L-1011's

N41020 was leased by <acronym title="Gulf Air (Bahrain/UAE/Oman/Qatar)">GF</acronym> from 11/77 to 03/81. It was converted to -50 04/81. N81027 was leased by <acronym title="Gulf Air (Bahrain/UAE/Oman/Qatar)">GF</acronym> from 10/77 to 03/81. It was converted to -50 06/81. I didn't know the reg of t...

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by scbriml
Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: Boeing & Airforce Too Close Friends?
Replies: 59
Views: 4089

RE: FT: Boeing & Airforce Too Close Friends?

Bucky707, So you'll be happy when your tax bill goes up? Isn't the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> obligated to procure equipment from the lowest bidder - assuming products X & Y both do the required job, and X costs 30% more than Y, then the contract goes to Y. I don't believe nationalit...

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by scbriml
Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747s Circa 1971
Replies: 35
Views: 4549

RE: Delta 747s Circa 1971

They were flying to LHR in 1974. I've got a shot of one being uploaded to a screen near you in a few days.

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Talking To Boeing & Airbus On 767 Replacement
Replies: 22
Views: 7932

RE: BA Talking To Boeing & Airbus On 767 Replacement

Sounds like <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s usual tactic - talk to both manufacturers before ordering the Boeing aircraft! Only failed to go that way once, when <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> ordered A320s. Airbus got so p1ssed off that <acronym title="British Airways"...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 Topples 737 Classic - Fair/unfair?
Replies: 21
Views: 4367

RE: A320 Topples 737 Classic - Fair/unfair?

Beltwaybandit, No it wasn't an Airbus press release - it was Flight's annual airline fleet review. It ranked current fleets as follows (pos 1,2,3 - I can't remember the rest). These lists are operated aircraft, not including backlogged orders, parked a/c etc. 1 - Airbus A320 family 2 - Boeing 737 Cl...

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by scbriml
Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea For Revenue Enhancement: Adult Only Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5598

RE: Idea For Revenue Enhancement: Adult Only Flights

When I read the topic, I thought the suggestion was for porn on the IFE and topless FAs. Just shows how my mind works!  Smile

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by scbriml
Mon Sep 01, 2003 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need More Lt1011 Shots
Replies: 5
Views: 3679

RE: Need More Lt1011 Shots

I have a some shots that might interest you from Palmdale in late 1978. <B>N1011</B> Not great, but it's a photograph and it's got a plane in it! Scrapped in 1986 I think. <B>G-BFCA</B> 1st -500 just off production line, waiting del to <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> - no shots of this...

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 31, 2003 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Muslim Passengers Pray In Flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 35652

RE: How Do Muslim Passengers Pray In Flight?

I have flown to the <acronym title="MEA Middle East Airlines (Lebanon)">ME</acronym> several times (BA each time) and have never seen anyone praying - even the obviously Muslim pax. I would imagine things are different on Saudia flights though, but I can't imagine how a plane full of Muslims could a...

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Slide Film
Replies: 6
Views: 3170

RE: Slide Film

Johan, thanks for the info. Just this afternoon I purchased a roll of Sensia 100 and a roll of 400 as well. I would probably use the 100 most of the time but I have read some good things about the 400 and wanted to try it for poor light situations.

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 29, 2003 10:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Comment From A Screener
Replies: 42
Views: 3919

RE: Comment From A Screener

I agree with the comments that say it's possible to produce results with slides that are as good as digital. In fact, a high-end slide scanner can produce significantly higher resolution files than the best digital cameras. This situation will change eventually, but it's going to take a few years ye...

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 29, 2003 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Fly With A Computer At The Controls?
Replies: 63
Views: 7417

RE: Would You Fly With A Computer At The Controls?

I can't take the credit for this, wish I could!  Smile

Future aircraft will always have a crew of two. A man and a dog. The man's job is to feed the dog, and the dog's is to bite the man if he tries to touch any of the controls!

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by scbriml
Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Brag About Your Gear Here!
Replies: 48
Views: 4390

RE: Brag About Your Gear Here!

My current kit is: Nikon F65 28-100 Nikkor AFG 70-300 Nikkor AFG Hoya filters <acronym title="Universal Airways (USA)">UV</acronym>(0) & polarising Nothing to brag about really! I really like this camera and lenses - it's very light to carry round. I can get the body, lenses, filters, flash, spare f...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tough Choice
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

RE: Tough Choice

7E7, good question - I should have seen it coming and headed it off at the pass! The company I work for prefers us to fly BA or EK to Middle East.

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tough Choice
Replies: 10
Views: 2365

Tough Choice

I have to travel from London to Doha, Qatar on business soon. My travel options are: <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-DOH via BAH (this is the flight I've taken before) Normally operated by 772, but schedule n...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brits In Florida
Replies: 20
Views: 2779

RE: Brits In Florida

Echoing some of the other comments here. I took my family to Florida (based in Ft Lauderdale, but spent time in Orlando) back in 1980. At that time I worked for <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and so we got flights (to Miami) very cheap  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ...

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 28, 2003 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Partner And Aviation
Replies: 19
Views: 2309

RE: Your Partner And Aviation

She thinks I'm a sad wanker! But I don't care  Smile

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by scbriml
Thu Aug 28, 2003 12:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Slide Film
Replies: 6
Views: 3170

Slide Film

OK, for all you analog photographers left out there - what's the general opinion on the best slide film to use for aviation photography? I've read a couple of threads about problems with K64 (blue spots & scratches), I understand K25 is now RIP. I've also seen a number of people saying good things a...

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by scbriml
Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Taken With A 10D In 1980?
Replies: 6
Views: 3204

RE: Taken With A 10D In 1980?

Justin, thanks for that! I have more shots in the queue, just waiting for the screeners.

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by scbriml
Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spandex & Too Big Carry-on's
Replies: 19
Views: 2822

RE: Spandex & Too Big Carry-on's

For those that needed to ask

US=Spandex
Europe=Lycra

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Taken With A 10D In 1980?
Replies: 6
Views: 3204

RE: Taken With A 10D In 1980?

Ha, kids today!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> If the originals were good, then the scans can be just as good as a top-end digital camera today. Shameless plug: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/389604/L/" ta...

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by scbriml
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What You Love/Hate About The A340
Replies: 45
Views: 6786

RE: What You Love/Hate About The A340

Concordeboy, view the clip and re-read the message. In europe we call it irony!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 24, 2003 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 At LGW
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

RE: B747 At LGW

Thanks Crosswind, that looks like a really useful site!

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 24, 2003 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 At LGW
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

RE: B747 At LGW

Crosswind, Many thanks! Where were you able to find this info? If I'd known, I needn't have posted the message.

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 24, 2003 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)
Replies: 68
Views: 7045

RE: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)

JAL777, Boeing can't have it both ways - if they claim the MDC built a/c as Boeing, they have to take the crashes as well!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> The fact is Boeing has built a lot more a/c than Airbus, they will have suffered more crashes, s...

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 24, 2003 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 At LGW
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

RE: B747 At LGW

Alpha, now you've really got we wondering. C/S looks right, but if I had to bet, I'd say it wasn't an SP!

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 24, 2003 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 At LGW
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

RE: B747 At LGW

Demoose, that looks about right! I don't think it was an <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acronym> though. From the angle I saw it, I couldn't say it had winglets either! Any spotters at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> that day know what it...

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 24, 2003 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 At LGW
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

RE: B747 At LGW

No, wasn't ElAl! Definitely mid-east govt plane (Oman or Emirates?)

The c/s was mainly white with thin red & green cheat line and on tail.

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by scbriml
Sun Aug 24, 2003 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 At LGW
Replies: 17
Views: 2856

B747 At LGW

I flew out of Gatwick to Venice on Wed 30th July. As we took off I saw a white B747 parked next to a couple of European B747s. The c/s looked like UAE Govt. Anyone know the reg of this a/c? Cheers!

Steve.

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by scbriml
Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Answer To B7E7
Replies: 53
Views: 7232

RE: Airbus Answer To B7E7

L.1011, surely the 'exclusivity' part of the deal only means that the engine manufacturer is the sole supplier for the 7E7, not that they can't sell the engine to another aircraft maker. I can't see any engine manufacturer agreeing to cut their potential sales market by 50%!

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by scbriml
Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)
Replies: 68
Views: 7045

RE: AA Flight 587 On TLC Tonight (8/21)

Why let a little thing like facts spoil a good row?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> The rudder was overstressed by repeated over-commanding of the rudder by flight crew. It failed as a result of this overstressing - a documentary on BBC a while back c...

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by scbriml
Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Wingbox 'Rolled Out'
Replies: 13
Views: 3726

RE: A380 Wingbox 'Rolled Out'

L-188 Yes, much of the A380 will be 'plastic', just like much of the 7E7 will be (if it flies). Both types will be certificated by the FAA as safe planes.

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by scbriml
Tue Jul 29, 2003 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cover Of Flight
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

Cover Of Flight

The shot on the front cover of this week's Flight International should look vaguely familiar to a.net members! Full credit on contents page - neat  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by scbriml
Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Lost My Virginity!
Replies: 10
Views: 2867

RE: I Lost My Virginity!

Ray, In the end I lashed out on the Minolta Dimage Elite. I have thousands of slides and negs (not all planes  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad">) that I really need to save decent digital versions of, so I decided to make a bigger investment in a higher-spec scanner. I feel ...

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by scbriml
Mon Jul 28, 2003 5:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Minolta Scan Elite 5400?
Replies: 4
Views: 2415

RE: New Minolta Scan Elite 5400?

Rich, I have got one of these. I'm pretty pleased with it so far, but I am still learning the best way to scan 35mm slides. I haven't tried scanning negs yet. If you scan at highest resolution and colour depth, it can take 20mins to scan a slide (the results are correspondingly good though!) Bigger ...

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Latest Thinking On 757
Replies: 35
Views: 5998

RE: Boeing's Latest Thinking On 757

I like the 757 and have flown on BAs lots of times <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Aberdeen - Dyce (ABZ / EGPD), United Kingdom">ABZ</acronym>. These flights are now A320s and most people I speak to prefer it to the 757. Like it or not, u...

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by scbriml
Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D100 Vs. Canon 10D - Once And For All
Replies: 37
Views: 22449

RE: Nikon D100 Vs. Canon 10D - Once And For All

As other people have said, the stuff you already have will play a very significant part in your decision. I'm currently using a Nikon F65 and I have Nikon lenses and accessories. If I do go digital, and I'm still not 100% convinced, then I sure as heck can't afford to lash out > £1,000 on a camera b...

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombed Out Boeing?
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Bombed Out Boeing?

Interesting article in today's Guardian re Boeing...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/story/0,3604,1004753,00.html

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by scbriml
Thu Jul 24, 2003 8:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: I Lost My Virginity!
Replies: 10
Views: 2867

RE: I Lost My Virginity!

Andy, Thanks for the comment. I understand everything you're saying, and I had been reading this forum for a couple of weeks before I tried uploading anything (and I did pick two that stood a reasonable chance). I hope my scanning and Photoshop skill improve and allow me to share much more of my col...

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