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by Braybuddy
Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Ryanair Traffic Figures
Replies: 14
Views: 3056

RE: Some Ryanair Traffic Figures

Where does that rank Ryanair, in terms of passengers carried ,with other European airlines?

[Edited 2005-03-22 18:44:32]

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by Braybuddy
Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GF To Dublin
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

RE: GF To Dublin

How long is it going to take airlines to wake-up and operate a direct Dublin-Sydney service? The direct charter flights to Cape Town have been a success and there is no reason to believe a direct service to Australia would be anything but.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Ryanair Traffic Figures
Replies: 14
Views: 3056

RE: Some Ryanair Traffic Figures

How does this rank Ryanair in terms of numbers of passengers carried? O'Leary claimed Ryanair would be Europe's favourite airline, but how far has he to go?

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by Braybuddy
Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD-Barajas 25% Bigger As LHR From 2006 Onwards!
Replies: 67
Views: 5108

RE: MAD-Barajas 25% Bigger As LHR From 2006 Onwards!

If ever there was a case for the necessity of the A380 and a future stretch, this is it!

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by Braybuddy
Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recycling Cabin Air
Replies: 31
Views: 7002

RE: Recycling Cabin Air

Thanks for the info. I travelled home from Sydney two weeks ago and have had a nasty chest infection since. I suspected it may be due to recycled air in the cabin.

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by Braybuddy
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recycling Cabin Air
Replies: 31
Views: 7002

Recycling Cabin Air

I think I remember reading somewhere that airlines recycle cabin air to save fuel. Is this true and how does it save fuel?

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by Braybuddy
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26698

RE: New A380 Pictures

Don't know where people get the idea that the A380 won't be successful. Passenger growth has been a feature of civil aviation since aircraft started flying and all increases in aircraft size to date have been necessary. Only if passenger growth was going to be non-existent in the next twenty years w...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bleedless Engines
Replies: 2
Views: 1827

RE: Bleedless Engines

Thanks CRJ2000. I'm not very familiar with the site yet and your reply directed me to the answer

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bleedless Engines
Replies: 2
Views: 1827

Bleedless Engines

What exactly is a "bleedless engine" and why are they more fuel-efficient?

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by Braybuddy
Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26698

RE: New A380 Pictures

It's a beautifully dramatic looking plane! Grows on me more with every new pic

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by Braybuddy
Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26698

RE: New A380 Pictures

Two questions about the pics: 1: Why is that rectangle at the base of the fin (at the 0 in 380) only partially filled in? Is it to house the black box? Up to the time it was painted it was completely see-through, then it was covered-in and now it's open on one side. 2: Does the nose-wheel retract fo...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Mar 19, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Pictures
Replies: 129
Views: 26698

RE: New A380 Pictures

In a world where practically all new aircraft have the same boring appearance: two engines, single deck, it's GREAT to see something that really stands out. The A380 has a very dramatic look head on and will be a classic in years to come. People just aren't used to seeing a cockpit slung so low on s...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New A380 Inside + Engine Integration Pics
Replies: 43
Views: 26077

RE: New A380 Inside + Engine Integration Pics

Already it looks fantastic, and come the stretched version it'll be the best looking bird in the sky . . .

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 11, 2004 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HS Trident - A Mysterious Lady
Replies: 20
Views: 5379

RE: HS Trident - A Mysterious Lady

You asked for memories and personal experiences: my first flight was on a Trident (probably 1) <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> in August 1972, which was just two months after the...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Nov 11, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest Jet-Aircraft Still Active (Pax/Cargo)?
Replies: 24
Views: 17750

RE: Oldest Jet-Aircraft Still Active (Pax/Cargo)?

Great posting. I'll never feel uneasy flying Ryanair's old warhorses again . . .

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by Braybuddy
Wed Nov 10, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outdated Paint Schemes
Replies: 58
Views: 8946

RE: Outdated Paint Schemes

Tbanger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That Qantas livery is a modern classic and it's hard to believe it's 20 years old. It looks timeless. The red triangle was a stroke of genius, and easily applied to everything used by the airline, from envelopes to aircraft tails. I agree with BFS in that Iberia and, ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR To Launch 20 New Routes From DUB...
Replies: 16
Views: 8477

RE: FR To Launch 20 New Routes From DUB...

I think the 5,000 new jobs actually refers to the entire number of people who will be employed, not necessarily those on Ryanair's books: ie shop assistants, cleaners, security, bar staff, etc

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by Braybuddy
Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 And 7E7 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 4598

RE: A380 And 7E7 Question

I agree entirely. Both aircraft are improvements what is currently in service. As long as Boeing doesn't launch a competitor for the A380 it will have the field to itself as the 747 did for over 30 years. I wouldn't worry about it selling in small numbers or flying half-empty (whatever about the for...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Sep 18, 2004 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights
Replies: 49
Views: 23593

RE: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights

In 32 years of flying (as a passenger) I've only seen people who were really smashed a couple of times, and the cabin crew dealt with them easily. I flew Continental <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLA...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights
Replies: 49
Views: 23593

RE: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights

Moral of the story is to disguise it if you want to drink on board! Does anyone remember back in the 70s the duty-free shops used to stick a tape that said "Not to be opened till airborne" over the opening of the bag?

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights
Replies: 49
Views: 23593

RE: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights

I can't see how it is discourteous: certainly in a restaurant where you go to eat and drink it would be, and of course in a bar as well, but on a flight, I disagree. The airline sells me a ticket to get from A to B and drinking alcohol is not the reason I fly. Apart from the low-cost carriers, they ...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights
Replies: 49
Views: 23593

RE: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights

Or mixed in a small bottle of 7-Up: done that myself

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights
Replies: 49
Views: 23593

RE: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights

Hmmmmmmmmm. Interesting, and it makes sense, thought I reckon it's more for commercial reasons than worrying about passengers being drunk (after all, you can get as tanked-up as you like in the airport lounge). What would have happened had we refused?

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by Braybuddy
Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights
Replies: 49
Views: 23593

Drinking Your Own Alcohol On Flights

A while back we were flying Ryanair to Venice and, as we had brought a bottle of gin on board with some plastic glasses nicked from the departures bar, we poured a drink for the flight. A flight attendant noticed this and told us we were not allowed to drink our own alcohol on board. We put the bott...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Changed Me From A 777 To An A340
Replies: 27
Views: 8151

RE: AF Changed Me From A 777 To An A340

I've flown both a few times and I can honestly say I prefer the A340. There was no noticeable difference in flights, but the A340s seemed more comfortable. Maybe it was the airlines: the A340s were Air France and the 777s Malaysian and Singapore. I'm travelling to Chile in November and was originall...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cruising Altitude Of 29000 Feet
Replies: 23
Views: 11567

RE: Cruising Altitude Of 29000 Feet

Is there a website you can track international flights on?

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by Braybuddy
Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No 'A360'?
Replies: 32
Views: 6212

RE: Why No 'A360'?

My understanding is that Airbus wanted to keep A350 and A360 for future projects sandwiched between the A340 and A380. This would keep the family (apart from the now defunct A310) increasing in size as the numbers go up. Also, 8 resembled the double-bubble of the new aircraft, and Airbus being Airbu...

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by Braybuddy
Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible Livery For A380 Introduction
Replies: 29
Views: 10856

RE: Possible Livery For A380 Introduction

While it is striking and imaginative, I would agree with some of the posts that it is far too radical for Lufthansa. Maybe a toned down version would be more acceptable, such as dropping the blue on top of the fuselage, and changing the bird logo and curved stripe to blue, keeping it the same size.

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by Braybuddy
Wed Sep 01, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit A321 In New Colors
Replies: 58
Views: 11516

RE: Spirit A321 In New Colors

Looks amazing -- very original and contemporary

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by Braybuddy
Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News About John Travolta's 707?
Replies: 33
Views: 11293

RE: News About John Travolta's 707?

Anybody have any links to photos of his 707 outside his house?

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: Thai To Buy 6 A380
Replies: 122
Views: 13252

RE: Airbus: Thai To Buy 6 A380

Even if there is a downturn in the world economy, air travel will still increase, after a slight blip, as it has done since airlines started carrying passengers. What makes Tasha think that air travel will decrease, which is what she is implying by saying there is no real market for the A380?

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Light Aircraft Flying Close To Airliners
Replies: 17
Views: 3589

RE: Light Aircraft Flying Close To Airliners

"I would think a terrorist plot to purposely fly a general aviation aircraft into an airliner in flight would have a ridiculously low chance of success" Did anyone ever think that two airliners, hijacked on the same day, would manage to fly from Boston to New York to destroy the WTC? If Hollywood ma...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Light Aircraft Flying Close To Airliners
Replies: 17
Views: 3589

RE: Light Aircraft Flying Close To Airliners

SPREE34: I know, there are a thousand ways to kill people on transport of any kind if the will is there. . . I was only making the point that air travel has become hypersensitive to risks after 11 Sept, to the point of being fanatical. If a driver crashes his bus head-on into another bus in <acronym...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 28, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Light Aircraft Flying Close To Airliners
Replies: 17
Views: 3589

RE: Light Aircraft Flying Close To Airliners

Re: September 11th. How is this "risk taking of the highest order"???? With passengers prohibited from taking nail clippers on board airliners (which is ridiculous considering duty free alcohol in glass bottles is allowed) I would have thought that a much greater danger exists by allowing light airc...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: Thai To Buy 6 A380
Replies: 122
Views: 13252

RE: Airbus: Thai To Buy 6 A380

Tasha: your denial of Airbus bashing would be more convincing if you hadn't got
"A fool and his money are quickly parted by the Airbus Corp" posted on your profile page!

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condensation Over Wings
Replies: 12
Views: 13905

RE: Condensation Over Wings

Thanks B2727SST, that explanation makes perfect sense and is also easy to explain to others.

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Light Aircraft Flying Close To Airliners
Replies: 17
Views: 3589

Light Aircraft Flying Close To Airliners

Some of the most amazing air-to-air photos on airliners.net are take at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, usually from a Cessna which seems to fly close to aircraft taking off. The telephoto lenses used surely can't be that big, due to the fac...

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condensation Over Wings
Replies: 12
Views: 13905

RE: Condensation Over Wings

Thanks guys, sounds pretty complicated, but it sounds like it makes sense

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by Braybuddy
Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condensation Over Wings
Replies: 12
Views: 13905

Condensation Over Wings

Can anybody tell me what causes condensation to form over the wings, and, seeing that the aircraft is flying fast, why it does not dissipate in a trail of vapour at the back?

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6578

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

I knew a guy a few years ago who worked with TEAM Aer Lingus (maintenance). I used to ask him about his work and most times he hadn't a clue what sort of plane he was working on. He used to cut sheet metal, I think, and hardly ever saw the planes. That was probably because he spent half the day in t...

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by Braybuddy
Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair
Replies: 18
Views: 3700

RE: Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair

Ryanair are not the worst . . . though the staff could show more interest in the passengers. I flew Dublin to Charleroi last week and on the way out the passengers boarded from the rear and were were blocked off by a member of the cabin crew near the front. She stood with her back to the passengers ...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair
Replies: 18
Views: 3700

RE: Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair

I fly regularly with Ryanair and most times they board at the front or both -- certainly at Dublin anyway. Why should they board by only the back steps?

[Edited 2004-08-22 16:59:52]

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair
Replies: 18
Views: 3700

Seats Blocked Off On Ryanair

On several flights with Ryanair I have noticed the front row of seats just inside the door blocked off to passengers. I asked a member of the cabin crew about it once and she said it was to do with trim. The planes are usually otherwise packed so I don't quite understand the reason -- if filling tha...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6578

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

A lot of you guys are right in that our interest can be useful as people who haven't a clue about civil aviation will very often ask us questions if they are about to travel . . . . though sometimes we might overdo it. Nervous travellers probably DON'T want to know the crash history of the airline t...

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by Braybuddy
Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6578

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

I can't remember when or how my interest in airliners started, but may have been when I was about 8 or 9 in the early '60s and an uncle taking me for the occasional drive to Dublin Airport (he had a CAR!). I have a vivid memory of the fuselage of some turboprop lying across the hedge of a field. It ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6578

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

I agree Momona737, <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym> would be the ultimate destination and I'm surprised there aren't package trips there for aviation enthusiasts (maybe there are and I just haven't heard of them). Only tro...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Gulf Air Colourscheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 4027

RE: What Is The Real Gulf Air Colourscheme?

STUNNING! Is there an Oscar for airline colourschemes? If there isn't, how about somebody organising Orvilles (or whatever) for annual bestowing . . .

[Edited 2004-08-21 11:02:37]

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Gulf Air Colourscheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 4027

What Is The Real Gulf Air Colourscheme?

What I thought was the new Gulf Air colourscheme (the one with the gold front and gold falcon on the tail) seems to have been supplemented by some amazing intricate patterned and different coloured ones. Are they doing a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> circa 1996? Or are they one-offs ...

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White Fuselage Schemes
Replies: 12
Views: 2241

RE: White Fuselage Schemes

As far as I can remember, the current Air France colourscheme was introduced about 1977 which must make it one of the oldest white bodies

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by Braybuddy
Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?
Replies: 73
Views: 6578

RE: Any Other Airliner Enthusiasts Feel Like Oddballs?

Looks like it's a worldwide phenomenon . . . being interested in planes and being thought of as being weird! I suppose the thought came to me last week when I was going to Brussels for a weekend with one of my buddies (one of the plane nuts). We had done this trip before a couple of times (thanks Ry...

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