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by Scotty
Wed May 24, 2000 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Runway
Replies: 10
Views: 2204

RE: Longest Runway

I think its somewhere in South Africa - Johannesburg possibly? Longest in Europe is at Madrid Barajas I believe. Its longer than JFK I think

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by Scotty
Thu May 18, 2000 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Are The East And West Poles?
Replies: 18
Views: 12813

RE: Where Are The East And West Poles?

If you assume that mathematically, the east and west poles are where the Greenwich meridian (0 degrees east or west) crosses the equator, and where the 180 degree line of longitude crosses the equator, then they are in the Gulf of Guinea, about 300 miles south of Accra, Ghana and in the Pacific Ocea...

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by Scotty
Tue May 16, 2000 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Inspired The Name "Interflug"
Replies: 9
Views: 2825

RE: What Inspired The Name "Interflug"

Its the same as Aer Lingus. Its the Irish Gaelic word for "airline" !

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by Scotty
Sun May 14, 2000 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Grand Prix Eurovision
Replies: 12
Views: 1717

RE: The Grand Prix Eurovision

Its all a load of pants - always has been. Everyone gets nil points. And that completes the votes from the Scottish jury.

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by Scotty
Fri May 12, 2000 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic B737?
Replies: 13
Views: 2202

RE: Trans-Atlantic B737?

I read recently that Continental may look at using 737-800 on Newark-Shannon if the FAA gives it ETOPS clearance for 120 mins (or was it 240mns)

And there are loads of airlines operating transats with B757 aircraft already, Lindy. Check out Canada 3000, Air Transat, Continental etc..etc...

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by Scotty
Fri May 12, 2000 12:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's The Best City In The World To Live In And W
Replies: 32
Views: 4601

RE: What's The Best City In The World To Live In And W

Edinburgh. Great scenery, great pubs, great restaurants, great when we hump England at Murrayfield, rubbish viewing at Airport.

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by Scotty
Fri May 12, 2000 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real Madrid Versus Valencia
Replies: 5
Views: 1602

Real Madrid Versus Valencia

Who will win the Champions Cup?

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by Scotty
Thu May 11, 2000 10:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: All Airliners.net Photographers--what Speed Film?
Replies: 13
Views: 4782

RE: All Airliners.net Photographers--what Speed Film?

agree with Gary - ASA 100 anytime

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by Scotty
Thu May 11, 2000 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats's Your Favourite Ship?
Replies: 18
Views: 2212

Whats's Your Favourite Ship?

Hi Plane-Pickers

If you are on Airliners.net you might be into other kinds of transport like ships. So whats your favourite ship and why?

Scotty

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by Scotty
Thu May 11, 2000 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Star Trek
Replies: 9
Views: 1495

RE: Star Trek

Best movie - Undiscovered Country

Best Episode - Unification

Worst ever - most of DS9

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by Scotty
Thu May 11, 2000 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine
Replies: 11
Views: 1620

RE: Ukraine

Scotland bonny Scotland

Alba gu brath!

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by Scotty
Wed Apr 26, 2000 5:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Petition For Lighter Requirements For Photos
Replies: 82
Views: 16251

RE: Petition For Lighter Requirements For Photos

This has been one fantastic discussion so far. Just shows that we're all keen to get our shots to be as good as they can be. I dont have many photos on the site but I'm always pleased to get them accepted and dont mind the rejections. Johan, you and the team do a fine job and if a few rejections mea...

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by Scotty
Thu Mar 30, 2000 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?
Replies: 53
Views: 5995

RE: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?

The winter Glasgow - Copenhagen sector goes via Edinburgh. The 40 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes about 15 minutes. a/c is a Fokker 100. The shortest commercial air service in the world is the Loganair service from Westray to Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. Flown by a BN2A Island...

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by Scotty
Sat Mar 25, 2000 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's New Paint Scheme (Ugly)
Replies: 22
Views: 2533

RE: Delta's New Paint Scheme (Ugly)

You're right. Get an expensive design agency and they come up with a big Russian flag on the tail! Deltaflot lives!

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by Scotty
Sat Mar 25, 2000 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Colours
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

RE: New Delta Colours

Sure looks like a Russian flag! Exactly the same colours and all in the right order!! Deltaflot lives!

Cheers guys

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by Scotty
Fri Mar 24, 2000 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Colours
Replies: 12
Views: 1997

New Delta Colours

Well folks, what do we think of the new Delta livery? I'm interested to see that, in the true spirit of global peace and harmony, a BIG US airline has put a BIG Russian flag on its tails!!

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by Scotty
Sat Mar 11, 2000 7:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Getting Started In Airliner Photography
Replies: 6
Views: 2371

RE: Getting Started In Airliner Photography

Hi airgirl. Welcome aboard. You are lucky if your local airport has good viewing facilities as its getting more difficult to find these nowadays. I agree with all the folks who have posted. An SLR with a zoom is definitely needed. But if you cant get one at the moment, get as close as you can to you...

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by Scotty
Sat Mar 11, 2000 7:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: UV Filters And Polarizers!
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

RE: UV Filters And Polarizers!

Hi again Planefreak. Hows it going? I have a UV filter and a circular polariser on front of my lenses. The UV to keep the lens clean! The polariser does the work, taking out excess blue on sunny days and mopping up the grey and warming up the shot a little bit on overcast days. Seems to work reasona...

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by Scotty
Thu Mar 02, 2000 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Flaps Departure? Scared The @#%^ Out Of Me!
Replies: 33
Views: 4017

RE: No Flaps Departure? Scared The @#%^ Out Of Me!

Today I watched a KLMuk F100 and a British Midland F100 take off from Edinburgh. They are so laid back its unreal. But some of my best flights have been on these aircraft and they are excellent. I once flew on an Avianova F70 ex Florence and they are equally laid back on take off.

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by Scotty
Sat Feb 26, 2000 7:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane Numbers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

RE: Plane Numbers?

A useful publication is Civil Aircraft Markings, an annual directory of most of the common (and some less common) aircraft seen in the UK. Includes a complete UK and Irish register but unfortunately no construction number info or aircraft histories. Most of all, just enjoy it. There's nothing like g...

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by Scotty
Mon Feb 21, 2000 2:03 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Film For Take Offs And Landings?
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

RE: What Film For Take Offs And Landings?

If the planes are still and its cloudy - ask a Scotsman. We're the experts in photographing things when its cloudy. Hey man we can even do it in pishing rain! We have to. I'd stick with ASA100 or 200 and go to about 1/90 shutter speed. Any lower and it could be a tripod job. or you can go up to the ...

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by Scotty
Sun Feb 20, 2000 8:38 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Film For Take Offs And Landings?
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

RE: What Film For Take Offs And Landings?

Hi Planefreak. Welcome to the ZOOM club ie those with lenses for planes! I recommend an ASA64 up to 200 max for these shots. If its sunny down your way, I'd go for a 100, print or slide films. Slide films generally give better saturation but aren't as convenient for showing your friends! Cheers Scotty

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by Scotty
Sun Feb 13, 2000 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Airliners At Alicante, Spain
Replies: 0
Views: 1837

Old Airliners At Alicante, Spain

A friend landed at Alicante, Spain last Saturday and reports two elderly and rather down at heel airliners on the boundary of the airfield. Sounds by his description that one may be a Caravelle, the other we've no idea about. No apparent markings on them. Does anyone know anything about them - what ...

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by Scotty
Sun Jan 30, 2000 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Approach / Take Off Post Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 1941

RE: Great Approach / Take Off Post Pics

In 1989 I made a departure from Split on an Adria A320. It took off towards the east, heading straight for the Beokovo (sorry re the spelling) Mountains and immediatley began a 270 degree turn and climb to avoid the mountain. My seat looked out over the starboard wing and I got a great shot of the d...

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by Scotty
Sun Jan 30, 2000 8:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: $10,000 Fine For Taking Pics!?
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

RE: $10,000 Fine For Taking Pics!?

Hey Dazed. Keep takin the pics. The only guys to look out for have blue shirts, peaked caps and guns (in US). They enforce the law, not the construction workers. You're clean.

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by Scotty
Sat Jan 29, 2000 1:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Aviaton Mags Using Our Photos...
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

RE: Aviaton Mags Using Our Photos...

Watch out guys. You must agree to let them use your photos. If your photos are on airliners.net these companies are not permitted to use them without your permission. YOUR photographs are YOUR copyright and you must always give permission for them to be used. And make sure you get some $$$ or £££ or...

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by Scotty
Sat Jan 22, 2000 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RE: Favorite Paint Schemes
Replies: 25
Views: 1644

RE: Favorite Paint Schemes

Trans Canada Airlines as applied to the A320 for "heritage" purposes. And also, classic American Airlines polished steel. Nice.

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by Scotty
Sat Jan 22, 2000 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Your First Airplane?
Replies: 56
Views: 3161

RE: What Was Your First Airplane?

My first flight was a 20 minute flip in a Seneca over Perthshire in Scotland. It was marvellous.
First airliner? Well, it was a Dart Herald of British Island Airways (the old one) in 1974 from Glasgow to the Isle of Man. Amazing Experience.

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by Scotty
Sat Jan 22, 2000 12:59 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Kodak Max 400
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

RE: Kodak Max 400

No problem as long as you dont go below about 180/sec and its good sunlight.

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by Scotty
Mon Jan 17, 2000 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braathens Updates It's Colours Again!
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

RE: Braathens Updates It's Colours Again!

OK I agree - your aircraft DO look very smart in new Sabena colours. Your livery is neat and tidy. Now will you send me a free ticket?

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by Scotty
Mon Jan 17, 2000 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braathens Updates It's Colours Again!
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

RE: Braathens Updates It's Colours Again!

Its got to be the award winner for "Most Boring New Colour Scheme of the Year" even surpassing new Icelandair and new Sabena, and that takes some doing.
Give us more Air Jamaica type colours.

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by Scotty
Sun Jan 16, 2000 6:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Kodak Max 400
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

RE: Kodak Max 400

Its too fast. I dont go above ASA100 normally

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by Scotty
Fri Jan 14, 2000 6:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Everyone Please Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

RE: Everyone Please Help!

Hey Planefreak. Everyone has their tastes in slide film. Mine's Fujichrome - no faster than ASA100. Kodachrome 64 is OK if you're in Tampa like Speedbird4 where its sunny all day. But you are going to rainy, cloudy old England, and Gatwick to boot. Try Fujichrome 100 for that. Another tip for LGW. T...

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by Scotty
Mon Jan 10, 2000 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports & City Growth
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

RE: Airports & City Growth

Big problem for London. In 1946 when Heathrow first started out as London's major airport, it was in the open countryside but development all around the airport has now taken place. No new runways could ever be added. At Gatwick, which grew at a furious rate in the 80s and early 90s, the futire airp...

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by Scotty
Sat Jan 08, 2000 8:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Poor Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

RE: Poor Pictures

Yeah. I generally go for the LOWEST speed possible, without getting camera shake. Agree that 1/250 may be pushing it a bit in anything other than bright sunshine though

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by Scotty
Fri Jan 07, 2000 11:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Poor Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

RE: Poor Pictures

Yeah, I agree with Gary. Your film speed may be too fast for outdoor aircraft shooting. Try ASA100 or ASA200 at the highest. I always use Fuji 100 for aircraft in sunshine - 1/125sec for on the ground and 1/180 - 1/250 for approach shots. Generally sharp up to about 200mm zoom. Still wild weather in...

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by Scotty
Fri Jan 07, 2000 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shorts 360
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

RE: Shorts 360

Hell is not quite strong enough a word to describe it, when you are at 8000ft unpressurised over the mountains of north Scotland in a 40 knot wind and the driver tells you not to worry but if you look outside you'll see the starboard prop is windmilling. They are piles of junk and sometimes rather s...

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by Scotty
Fri Jan 07, 2000 9:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question For The Photographers
Replies: 11
Views: 4054

RE: Question For The Photographers

Try Scotland. Prestwick is great with a wonderful viewing gallery. Glasgow International - you need gumboots and climbing gear to scale a muddy tip which overlooks the 07 threshold. Edinburgh - there's a car park under the 24 approach. Neither are particularly photographer friendly. Down in England,...

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by Scotty
Wed Jan 05, 2000 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes
Replies: 32
Views: 1541

RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Favourite - dunno. Maybe new Air Transat colours

Least favourite - the yellow pyooky mess launched today by Buzz

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by Scotty
Wed Jan 05, 2000 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Still Flies HS Tridents?
Replies: 6
Views: 1940

RE: Who Still Flies HS Tridents?

Not quite BY 1985, Britt. I flew on one of the last Trident 3B sectors between GLA & LHR in August 1985.

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by Scotty
Tue Jan 04, 2000 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Still Flies HS Tridents?
Replies: 6
Views: 1940

RE: Who Still Flies HS Tridents?

Nobody flies them anymore. There's one at Glasgow Airport in Scotland wihch is still in great condition and is used for Fire and push-back training. Others remain elsewhere in UK

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by Scotty
Sat Jan 01, 2000 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing757 - Love It Or Hate It?
Replies: 58
Views: 4498

RE: Boeing757 - Love It Or Hate It?

Love love love.

They are a superb aircraft to fly in and safe as houses. The customers love them and they could take off from a car park, handy when the landing aircraft behind you at LGW is at about 2.5nm range

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by Scotty
Sat Jan 01, 2000 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy Y2K - Not Really ! ? !
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

RE: Happy Y2K - Not Really ! ? !

We're still in 1999. And guess what? It's still raining. Happy New Year when it comes.

Bleanna Mhath Ur

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by Scotty
Sat Jan 01, 2000 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think About Nice Approach?
Replies: 4
Views: 1712

RE: What Do You Think About Nice Approach?

I flew in there once and a guy in a yacht waved down to us!

Scotty

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by Scotty
Fri Dec 24, 1999 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of Copenhagen Airport?
Replies: 6
Views: 2971

RE: What Do You Think Of Copenhagen Airport?

Its not as good a hub as Amsterdam and stinks of cigarette smoke. But the service is efficient and reliable.

I hear Atlantic Airways will begin service to Aberdeen next March

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by Scotty
Thu Dec 23, 1999 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do You Like Aviation?
Replies: 9
Views: 8711

RE: Why Do You Like Aviation?

Can you think of anything more majestic than watching a 747 turning onto a long final in a clear blue sky?

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