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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantaslink/Jetstar 717's
Replies: 10
Views: 2843

RE: Qantaslink/Jetstar 717's

I've been expecting it to be a 717 since I booked, and I'm really quite happy about that because I haven't had the pleasure of doing a 717 yet. As they'll all be sent back to the leasing company eventually, I may as well get at least one return trip on them. After that, I may fly Jetstar once more t...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Offer 45% Off For Americans To Australia & NZ
Replies: 4
Views: 3570

RE: QF Offer 45% Off For Americans To Australia & NZ

I always find it interesting to see my home airline's advertising in another country! It's very similar to what they do here.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arthur Hailey Said It Best ("Airport")
Replies: 29
Views: 7836

RE: Arthur Hailey Said It Best ("Airport")

Great movie, great book! I've read a lot of the Arthur Hailey novels, simply because I saw the movie Airport, got the book, read it, loved it and moved on to his other stuff. Books like Hotel, Wheels, The Moneychangers - all of his books are like snapshots of the 60s and 70s USA. A fine author! Tren...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantaslink/Jetstar 717's
Replies: 10
Views: 2843

RE: Qantaslink/Jetstar 717's

It'll be good if the 146s are retired from QantasLink! I would have expected the Boeing 717s to get a Jetstar livery, especially as it would look a bit shoddy to have a new airline operating planes that aren't in their livery. Marketing disaster!! Can't wait to write my trip report for Jetstar, I'm ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Life Expectancy Of An Airplane
Replies: 5
Views: 26088

RE: Life Expectancy Of An Airplane

Most airlines seem to fly new planes for 12-20 years, and then replace them if they are able to economically. You don't often see a major carrier that is doing well financially hold on to new planes much longer than this. Of course, older aircraft can soldier on for many years - I believe airlines l...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR's Trident
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

RE: LHR's Trident

Hello there! The reason for the move is because British Airways no longer require it and the space could be better used. It was only luck that enough money was raised by pledges to be able to move it - otherwise it would have been scrapped. This URL has all the information - http://www.zulukilo.magi...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Order The New Fokker 100?
Replies: 146
Views: 26150

RE: Who Will Order The New Fokker 100?

To throw in some speculation... Fokker has a much better reputation with this range of airliners than Boeing, Airbus and all the other associated companies, so I can see why airlines would want to go with them. When Fokker folded, this market hadn't been that big, but now it's been targeted as a gro...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sydney Airport, The Next Kai Tak?
Replies: 40
Views: 9595

RE: Sydney Airport, The Next Kai Tak?

Terminal 2 being the old Ansett terminal. It's just referred to as that, or as the Virgin Blue terminal nowadays... I pass by the Airport stations on my way to work every day. The International Terminal has some good public access spots where you can view aircraft on the tarmac, including one spot r...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Own Airliner Library
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

RE: Your Own Airliner Library

Just got the VC10 book by Lance Cole - and my word, what a good book it is! Even if it did cost me a small fortune in Australian dollars (damn our dollar being virtually worthless against the pound!) Most of the information I've never seen before, and it's so well presented. I recommend it!!  <...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Font Is Used For Pan Am "Clipper" Names
Replies: 2
Views: 10720

RE: What Font Is Used For Pan Am "Clipper" Names

Maybe you could go to -

http://www.panam.org/

If you check out that site, or e-mail them, maybe they'd know...

(If you find out, post it here!)

Cheers,

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A's, Favorite Aircraft To Work?
Replies: 31
Views: 4672

RE: F/A's, Favorite Aircraft To Work?

What a fantastic topic!!

It's really fascinating to see the opinions of the F/As on here!

Keep them coming!!

Trent  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Own Airliner Library
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

RE: Your Own Airliner Library

LOL @ IMissPiedmont !!! Does anyone have any recommendations on books I should try to get then? The things I like to read about are people writing about "the old days" of flight and such. I love getting the inside story about commercial flight from the past! So if anyone could send me in the right d...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Launch LCC In Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 6047

RE: Qantas To Launch LCC In Singapore

That article from The Australian is a hatchet job and a half isn't it? I think Michael West must have been denied freebies or something to write an article as incorrect as that. Qantas has been fun to watch over the past few years - staying profitable, and being a lot more aggressive and innovative ...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Accidents = Bankruptcy?
Replies: 12
Views: 3455

RE: Do Accidents = Bankruptcy?

As someone's already mentioned - Air Florida flight 90. I read that the accident was supposed to have cost Air Florida 100,000 reservations - probably because it was highly publicised at the time. The airline went under in 1984. It wasn't the only reason they went under, but it didn't help... Cheers...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 19, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The High Cost Of Flights In Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 5802

RE: The High Cost Of Flights In Australia

Not really - he was more making the point that it's cheaper to go to other countries for him than it is for me to fly to another destination domestically. It wasn't meant to be taken literally  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> The main thrust of my post was to point out t...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Own Airliner Library
Replies: 18
Views: 2359

RE: Your Own Airliner Library

I've only just started on the books... Decided to get a whole heap of the books from the Paladwr Press range. Some of them are quite old and fairly hard to find, but I managed to get all the ones I wanted from book stores on the Internet. Lucky the Australian dollar recently went sky high vs the US ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The High Cost Of Flights In Australia
Replies: 18
Views: 5802

The High Cost Of Flights In Australia

Hello everyone, I recently booked a flight from Sydney to Perth (5 hours non-stop) and told a friend of mine who is living in the UK how much I paid. His comment, "I can't believe how expensive flights are in Australia - I could go to New York for less than that!" really got me thinking that I shoul...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Dream Job In Aviation.
Replies: 95
Views: 9170

RE: Your Dream Job In Aviation.

Right now, I'll take anything in the industry, because I desperately want in and to stay in for the rest of my life... it's taken me this long to make the final decision!! My dream job would be involving the fleet - whether fleet planing, liaising with manufacturers on new types - those kinds of thi...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?
Replies: 57
Views: 5529

RE: Why Would Anyone Need Paper Tickets?

I haven't had a paper ticket in many years... they are pointless. I'd be unhappy if I didn't get a boarding pass though, because I keep those! Still, it was always fun back in the paper ticket days to see what the thing looked like, because they were often changed on a regular basis. I know Ansett i...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favourite All Time Aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 3672

RE: Favourite All Time Aircraft

There is absolutely no contest - The Vickers VC10 - without a doubt the best aircraft to ever grace the skies above us. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/267998/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/267998/M/" target="_bla...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Was Put Out Of Business By The Jet-age?
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

RE: Who Was Put Out Of Business By The Jet-age?

Apparently Capital was in financial difficulty before they purchased the Viscounts and were using them to trade out of it, as they were a big money maker for almost all airlines who operated it. Unfortunately, they had uneconomical Lockheed Constellations at the time which were losing money hand ove...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline 5 Game Online
Replies: 2
Views: 9418

RE: Airline 5 Game Online

I think the online game is web based? That was always my impression anyway...

I'm not sure... maybe you should ask Efzed  Smile

Cheers,

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Mant Different Airlines And You Flown?
Replies: 143
Views: 11017

RE: How Mant Different Airlines And You Flown?

While I don't need to prove how good I am by showing how long my list is <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> , I thought I'd post anyway... East-West Airlines United Airlines Eastern Australia Airlines Qantas Airways Domestic Ansett Australia Short and sweet  <img ...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Are There Any ATC Games
Replies: 3
Views: 9056

RE: Are There Any ATC Games

I've played a couple in my time... The one that was the best was called Tower. It was only three airports though (a fake one, National and O'Hare). There was also one even from even earlier (we're talking DOS now) called Tracon. It was also good, actually better than Tower in my opinion. If you have...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 17, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetliners At Brooklands And Concorde To Join Them
Replies: 5
Views: 3160

RE: Jetliners At Brooklands And Concorde To Join Them

Personally, I can't wait to get over there...

I need to see all the aircraft I love in the flesh!!! (Comet, Concorde, VC10) ...

Nice report - always good to hear!

Cheers,

Trent  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For 747 Lovers
Replies: 22
Views: 5635

RE: For 747 Lovers

My only 747 flights have been with United. Flew on a 744 <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> in 1991 - that was the best o...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Domestic, What To Expect?
Replies: 27
Views: 3819

RE: QF Domestic, What To Expect?

Never had an issue with the Qantas service - ever. I've only had the pleasure of flying them many times domestically. The crews are extremely friendly - probably a hangover from when the domestic was Australian Airlines / TAA. They had great morale, that airline! On one flight I expressed how much I...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 16, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Your Favorite Airport To Fly Into Or Out Of?
Replies: 47
Views: 7321

RE: Whats Your Favorite Airport To Fly Into Or Out Of?

I love flying out of Adelaide airport in Australia - why? Boarding a 763 via the rear stairs is such a treat! I feel so jetset, so 60s!! It's rare that you get to walk under the wing by the engine to get onto a plane. No aerobridges in Adelaide you see... Favourite airport to fly into - Sydney! Firs...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerosite.net Airline Logo Website
Replies: 8
Views: 10145

RE: Aerosite.net Airline Logo Website

What an amazing site!!

I wish I could send one of the logos to my Nokia phone to use as a background!

Thanks for letting us know the URL!

Trent.  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Initials: What Airline Are You?
Replies: 301
Views: 20881

RE: 2 Initials: What Airline Are You?

TN - nowadays Air Tahiti Nui

In the past -

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
Australian Airlines (prev. TAA from 1986)
Eastern Australia Airlines (subsidiary of the above I believe)

Cheers,

Trent.  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SYD - MCY - SYD On East-West Airlines - May 1985
Replies: 2
Views: 3639

SYD - MCY - SYD On East-West Airlines - May 1985

Hello people, Well, I thought I'd write a quick trip report on my first two flights ever, when I was 9 years old. We were booked outbound on East-West Airlines flight 551, in late May 1985 for a trip to Noosa. As Noosa had no airport, we'd fly to Maroochydore and then have a 30 minute bus trip into ...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts About Aeroflot
Replies: 7
Views: 2878

RE: Your Thoughts About Aeroflot

I wouldn't hesitate to fly Aeroflot. When it comes down to it, they are in the top 5 carriers in the world - ever. How do I come to this? Supersonic transport of course! Aeroflot British Airways Air France Singapore Airlines Braniff Cheers, Trent  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT=...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In-Flight Proposal?
Replies: 4
Views: 1581

RE: In-Flight Proposal?

Whoa, you have some serious style there Qantasclub!!

Very tidy indeed!! - thanks for sharing that with us!

Cheers,

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Or Virgin?
Replies: 18
Views: 3048

RE: British Or Virgin?

If you're going to be flying them both quite a bit over the next several years, I'd recommend flying Virgin once, then <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> once and making the decision yourself based on those flights as ultimately you're the only one who can make the decision. What might be...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Virgin Atlantic Gets HKG-SYD
Replies: 13
Views: 4147

RE: Unconfirmed: Virgin Atlantic Gets HKG-SYD

Where does this put Qantas then? Weren't they going for <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> to LON or something like that? I can't see the Au...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?
Replies: 53
Views: 5775

RE: Famous Canadians Could Be Displayed On AC Tails?

Someone said it but didn't have the name - yes -

William Shatner (otherwise known as Captain Kirk from Star Trek)

He was born in Canada and should be on a tail  Smile

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas And Virgin Blue Employment
Replies: 6
Views: 4480

RE: Qantas And Virgin Blue Employment

Interesting... One would have thought that you wouldn't care where you were posted, as long as you got a position in the airline. After that you could move somewhere move convenient as the places became available. Personally, I'll take anything they can give me now that I've finally decided that air...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Passport Stamps Do You Have?
Replies: 69
Views: 12269

RE: How Many Passport Stamps Do You Have?

I have none... I used to use my Passport as my <acronym title="Normandie Aviation (France)">ID</acronym> when I went out clubbing... Unfortunately, it became the unfortunate victim of being left in the pants when it was washed. The first time, it came back okay. The second time - only the cover came...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deathbed On Singapore Airlines
Replies: 49
Views: 14324

RE: Deathbed On Singapore Airlines

I somehow doubt it. Remains being repatriated would be in a coffin, not on the KrisMorgue. I think it's a good idea to have this - people die on aircraft more often than you'd think from what I've heard from Flight Attendants. Though, I wouldn't have an issue with sitting next to someone who had pas...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Top Deck Visits
Replies: 15
Views: 4820

RE: 747 Top Deck Visits

The main thing I remember when I visited the upper deck of a Qantas 747 many years ago was that the "overhead bins" were beside the seats against the wall. I thought that was quite strange and that it'd be annoying because you wouldn't be as close to the window.  <img src="/discussions/graphics...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Keep Your Boarding Cards?
Replies: 22
Views: 4416

RE: Do You Keep Your Boarding Cards?

Yes, of course I do!! Especially now with E-ticketing, and that's the only record you have that you've flown! I have - Qantas Ansett United I may still have my East-West (stickers on a ticket), but I'm not sure. Oh, and of course about 20 blank Ansett Australia / Australian Airlines boarding passes ...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Could Bring An Airline Back
Replies: 112
Views: 10371

RE: If You Could Bring An Airline Back

Air Florida - one of the coolest colour scheme's ever! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/158172/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/158172/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/7/1/158172.jpg" ALT=...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Simulator
Replies: 18
Views: 8596

RE: Airline Simulator

Hello again! You do have valid points, and it's nice to see such a detailed response from you - it helps to clarify a lot of things! Your point of view that you don't see it as a complete game is entirely valid from the perspective you're coming from. People will of course own both - I intend on own...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijacking since 9/11
Replies: 16
Views: 14024

Hijacking since 9/11

Yes, there was an attempted hijacking of a Qantas Boeing 717 on 30 May 2003. It was <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> 1737 en-route from Melbourne to Launceston. A mentally disturbed passenger armed with stakes attempted to gain access to the cockpit, and was stopped by the two Flight...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airliner Are You?
Replies: 330
Views: 16813

RE: What Airliner Are You?

Australian date format - <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/200476/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/200476/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/6/7/4/200476.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!"...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?
Replies: 58
Views: 8326

RE: What Is Your Favourite Tail-design?

100% with you on the Vickers VC10  Smile

The most beautiful aircraft ever made!

Cheers,

Trent.

P.S. Other notable mentions - the Boeing 707 tail, the L1011 tail and the Caravelle tail)

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheapest Airfare You Paid For
Replies: 47
Views: 9808

RE: Cheapest Airfare You Paid For

$A25 for Sydney - Coffs Harbour - Sydney - Canberra - Sydney on Eastern Australia Airlines back in 1993. I was jumpseating though!! Other than that, the $A31 Sydney to Melbourne Avalon ticket I bought on Jetstar for when I fly next on June 5. Loved that introductory offer!!  <img src="/discussi...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Cockpits Have You Visited?
Replies: 43
Views: 6842

RE: How Many Cockpits Have You Visited?

Hello! Not that many... I flew Sydney to Coffs Harbour to Sydney to Canberra to Sydney with a pilot friend of mine on an Eastern Australia Dash-8 in 1993. Other than that, I visited the cockpit of a United 757 in Boston before we took off for <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX),...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Your Favourite Engine?
Replies: 39
Views: 4682

RE: Whats Your Favourite Engine?

haha - the Rolls Royce Trent!

Can't think why!

Cheers,

Trent  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Simulator
Replies: 18
Views: 8596

RE: Airline Simulator

 <img src="/discussions/graphics/rolleyes.gif" ALT="Insane"> How does your funding propsal document relate to my response? Once again you're working true to form and making inferences that Airline 5 is not a good product. I do like how you manage to convey that without saying it (at times), and...

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