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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poor ANA Pilot Sells Uniforms & 747 Manuals
Replies: 14
Views: 9868

RE: Poor ANA Pilot Sells Uniforms & 747 Manuals

Note to idiot pilot: you will *never* be better at pachinko than you already are...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Runway Lengths At Your Home Airport
Replies: 67
Views: 10741

RE: Runway Lengths At Your Home Airport

Chubu Centrair International Airport - Nagoya, Japan
NGO/RJGG

Runway 18/36 - 3500 x 60 m (11,782 x 196 feet)

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Osaka Kansai. Why Is It Expanding?
Replies: 35
Views: 7086

RE: Osaka Kansai. Why Is It Expanding?

Kudos to comments about how much <acronym title="Nagoya - Chubu Centrair International (NGO / RJGG), Japan">NGO</acronym> simply ROCKS...I'm so fortunate to be living so close to it...haha. Now, the answer to the thread question - you'd better ask all politicians in this country who are in business ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A340 Landed Halfway Down Runway - Investigators
Replies: 83
Views: 17139

RE: AF A340 Landed Halfway Down Runway - Investigators

Based on the available information, the conclusion would seem pretty obvious...the folks up front were practicing textbook sloppy flying.

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by Aaron747
Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Is Your Cellular Provider?
Replies: 68
Views: 3098

RE: Who Is Your Cellular Provider?

Vodafone Japan...I get three times the features and talk time in my Mitsubishi V401D j-phone with their monthly plan than I've ever had in the states...for half the price. It's about the only thing cheaper than the states here though  Wink

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by Aaron747
Mon Jun 27, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Nagoya
Replies: 58
Views: 6782

RE: Emirates To Nagoya

RJNN (Komaki) has been converted into a new hub for general aviation, albeit mostly for corporate activity. There are still some carriers running CRJs in and out of the place but scheduled ops are only handful of the daily movements now.

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by Aaron747
Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Nagoya
Replies: 58
Views: 6782

RE: Emirates To Nagoya

By the way, just a minor point Centrair...if you really believe <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has not been filling their 772, you haven't flown 831/830 lately...it has been full consistently for nearly six weeks..the introduction of the <acronym title="Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Nagoya
Replies: 58
Views: 6782

RE: Emirates To Nagoya

This is great for Nagoya! Perhaps by the time I've been living there a few months we will have added service at all key points in the region...as someone already pointed out, the convenience of domestic connections at Centrair can't be beat...even if you're on an A320 or 735 for nearly everything &n...

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Separation Between Aircrafts
Replies: 8
Views: 2183

RE: Separation Between Aircrafts

Your aircraft was instructed to 'position and hold'....ATC can give permission to an aircraft to enter a runway even after another one is occupying the runway for a landing or takeoff roll....this is not at all uncommon.

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by Aaron747
Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Flights Logged For The Year To Date
Replies: 82
Views: 10384

Your Flights Logged For The Year To Date

Though I've got too many hops in a C-172 to count, I do keep track of my airline flights...so far for this year by flight, date, city pairs, tail number, equipment and class of service: 1/12 UA6460 <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym t...

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by Aaron747
Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Opens New 744 Pilot Base At IAD
Replies: 26
Views: 9298

RE: UA Opens New 744 Pilot Base At IAD

Redeploying the aircraft ANA operates on the IAD route makes absolutely no sense - they specifically operate separate domestically configured 777-281 and internationally configured 777-281ER fleets.

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by Aaron747
Mon May 30, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency @ SFO?
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

RE: Emergency @ SFO?

Yes...we heard around 1720 that there was an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 inbound with a total hydraulic failure...the airport issued a red alert. The aircraft was escorted without incident off 28R and to the <acronym title="Am...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 25, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More PW4090 Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 8040

RE: More PW4090 Questions

I don't really care about specifics...I'm just in love with how the damn things sound...

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by Aaron747
Fri May 20, 2005 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LA Mayoral Candidates' Stance On LAX
Replies: 47
Views: 3208

RE: LA Mayoral Candidates' Stance On LAX

Aussie, are you at all familiar with the geography of greater Los Angeles?? Just exactly *where* would one propose building a wholesale replacement for <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>?? Villaraigosa's on the right track with mass transit - Lo...

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by Aaron747
Wed May 18, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If UA Survives?
Replies: 41
Views: 5025

RE: What If UA Survives?

Matsuyama, Nagasaki, Naha?? Hahaha... Serving <acronym title="Nagoya - Chubu Centrair International (NGO / RJGG), Japan">NGO</acronym> from some destinations other than <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> would be an excellent idea - with 7 mil...

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by Aaron747
Tue May 17, 2005 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List Of UA B777 And B767 In New C/s?
Replies: 9
Views: 5147

RE: List Of UA B777 And B767 In New C/s?

As of last night at gate 86 at SFO - N774UA

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by Aaron747
Mon May 16, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 747 D-ABTE Parked At SFO Overnight!
Replies: 18
Views: 5621

RE: LH 747 D-ABTE Parked At SFO Overnight!

Swissport handles ramp and maintenance for Lufthansa at SFO.

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Find A Girlfriend?
Replies: 45
Views: 3323

RE: How To Find A Girlfriend?

Go to Japan, smile at the first girl you see, and say 'I'm an American....'

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Place To Land In An Emergency?
Replies: 38
Views: 9880

RE: Best Place To Land In An Emergency?

As a Cessna pilot, I can almost categorically suggest that trying to put a transport category aircraft down anywhere other than a runway is going to lead you right up a creek spelled s-h-i-*......

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by Aaron747
Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Vs United Express?
Replies: 31
Views: 9220

RE: United Vs United Express?

It really depends on the regional operating UAX service...generally here out west, OO does a superb job with their UAX operation - wish I could say the same for the so-called carriers back east...

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by Aaron747
Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 79th United! (a Few Days Late)
Replies: 14
Views: 2799

RE: Happy 79th United! (a Few Days Late)

Happy Birthday United...

flawed as you and the system are...I hope for the sake of the employees and one of the world's great international route systems that the company survives and lasts well into the future...

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by Aaron747
Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilots Unsafe: Use Too Much Rudder! (Quote)
Replies: 76
Views: 11668

RE: AA Pilots Unsafe: Use Too Much Rudder! (Quote)

<i>As far as use of rudder in a large aircraft is concerned, to me it is just common sense to be gentle with inputs at high speeds regardless of the exact value of Va. I do not regard 250 Kts when Va is 270 to be "significantly below" Va, in fact I would say it is far too close to test pilot territo...

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by Aaron747
Sat Apr 09, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT; A Dangerous Airport
Replies: 7
Views: 6707

RE: NRT; A Dangerous Airport

Narita is a perfectly safe airport - poor design, bad sightlines and poor surface maintenance are the only things that really make an airport unsafe. Crosswind landings can be difficult, yes, but pilot technique can and should compensate for that. They definitely need to do something about runway 16...

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by Aaron747
Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Popularity Of Plansepotting
Replies: 27
Views: 2798

RE: Popularity Of Plansepotting

Japan is another country with a highly visible and dedicated cadre of plane spotters. Virtually every significant airport in the country has a no-security required observation deck in the terminal building as well as spotting areas near the runways. The airport in Hiroshima even has a large park and...

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by Aaron747
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question On Turbulence
Replies: 17
Views: 3009

RE: Question On Turbulence

Turbulence doesn't *feel* like much of anything in the yoke. I've found that trying to correct for it actually results in more upset to your flight condition than letting the aircraft more or less go with it - particularly with small aircraft like the cessna, unless you are in some moderate or worse...

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by Aaron747
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women Who Churn Out Babies Like Production Line
Replies: 30
Views: 2614

RE: Women Who Churn Out Babies Like Production Line

the younger crowd will SAY and PROMISE just about anything to get into a set of panties

poor saps - they haven't discovered adultfriendfinder.com  Wink

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by Aaron747
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air 2196 Emergency Landing At NRT
Replies: 18
Views: 8756

RE: EVA Air 2196 Emergency Landing At NRT

of course there were cracks in interior panels - passengers or objects came into contact with the paneling and most of it is thin plastic. I'm talking about the airframe - which has been designed to handle more than 125% of loads that would ever be encountered across the normal envelope of flight co...

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by Aaron747
Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air 2196 Emergency Landing At NRT
Replies: 18
Views: 8756

RE: EVA Air 2196 Emergency Landing At NRT

That's crazy - unless there was all kinds of manuevering done by the crew above manuevering/penetration speed, a little encounter with severe turbulence shouldn't be any concern to the structural integrity of the aircraft. Nothing snapped off on touchdown right? Give me a break.

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by Aaron747
Tue Mar 22, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW 407x/8x/9x Sounds
Replies: 4
Views: 2117

PW 407x/8x/9x Sounds

<br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/410804/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/410804/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/0/8/410804.jpg" alt="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" width="200" h...

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by Aaron747
Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian Girlfriends
Replies: 41
Views: 3811

RE: Asian Girlfriends

Where you went wrong was laying a Cantonese girl. You were all over the wrong part of Asia - LOL!

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by Aaron747
Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ANA ITM-NRT-SFO Part 2 (Even More Pix!)
Replies: 9
Views: 7390

ANA ITM-NRT-SFO Part 2 (Even More Pix!)

Part 2 of my long stopover to Osaka journey  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> <b>Return</b> All Nippon Airways #2176 From: Osaka Itami (RJOO/<acronym title="Osaka - Itami International (ITM / RJOO), Japan">ITM</acronym>) To: Tokyo Narita (RJAA/<acronym title="Toky...

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by Aaron747
Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asian Girlfriends
Replies: 41
Views: 3811

RE: Asian Girlfriends

You'll never know what's so appealing until you date one  Wink

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by Aaron747
Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ANA SFO-NRT-ITM And Back - Part I (Barrels 'O Pix)
Replies: 8
Views: 11144

ANA SFO-NRT-ITM And Back - Part I (Barrels 'O Pix)

Disclaimer: I had to take along my crappy backup 2 megapixel camera due to a problem with my usual equipment, so I'm posting the pics at slightly less than their original 1024 resolution. Apologies to those without fast connections, but I've tried to accommodate those who still wish to view by break...

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by Aaron747
Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn SFO Spotter 1R Arrivals In Progress!
Replies: 12
Views: 5341

RE: Attn SFO Spotter 1R Arrivals In Progress!

Generally if winds are strong out of the east or south (as often happens during inclement weather) they will shift the field around such that instrument arrivals use 19L (visuals on 19R conditions allowing) and all departures off of 10L/R. Very rarely winds will be strong enough out of the east that...

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by Aaron747
Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Judge Strikes Down CA Gay Marriage Ban
Replies: 191
Views: 4430

RE: Judge Strikes Down CA Gay Marriage Ban

More sauce for B753's goose...

Judge Richard Kramer is a married Catholic appointed to the San Francisco court by former Republican governor Pete Wilson. Prior to his judicial service he worked as a litigator for more than 15 years defending banks against class action lawsuits.

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by Aaron747
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn SFO Spotter 1R Arrivals In Progress!
Replies: 12
Views: 5341

RE: Attn SFO Spotter 1R Arrivals In Progress!

Apparently SQ16 lost quite a bit of rubber on her arrival this morning - eyewitness report said she came in hot with about 35 degrees of bank after overshooting the rwy 1R centerline on the dogleg over Millbrae  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> Unfortunately I'm o...

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by Aaron747
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Of You Live Downtown?
Replies: 32
Views: 2254

RE: Who Of You Live Downtown?

I sure do - right in the heart of downtown San Francisco's 'thug alley' - though you really don't have a lot to worry about unless you're a homeless drunk catching z's in the wrong alley or a law student toting a laptop around  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> 9th...

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by Aaron747
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worker Alleges Security Breach At SFO
Replies: 2
Views: 2988

RE: Worker Alleges Security Breach At SFO

There are a lot of security issues at SFO - I see them every day. I'm not about to go running off to the media inadvertently helping someone figure them out though...

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by Aaron747
Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Hub Of The World
Replies: 19
Views: 10005

RE: 777 Hub Of The World

SFO is no slouch either - we have scheduled 777 service up the wazoo thanks to transpac service: <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> 1x daily <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> periodically when they're not bringing the 343 or 332 in <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acro...

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by Aaron747
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need UA Tail Numbers For Upcoming SFO-KIX Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 4261

RE: Need UA Tail Numbers For Upcoming SFO-KIX Flights

Based on what I've seen at work, the tail numbers I see going to KIX most often are 792UA, 794UA, 787UA, 204UA, and 226UA.

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by Aaron747
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need UA Tail Numbers For Upcoming SFO-KIX Flights
Replies: 4
Views: 4261

Need UA Tail Numbers For Upcoming SFO-KIX Flights

Hey folks, May be traveling in the next week <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB), Japan">KIX</acronym> and was wondering if anyone could pull some tail numbers for me - UA885 on 2/28 and...

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by Aaron747
Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Academies
Replies: 26
Views: 2182

RE: Flight Academies

Listen people - if you have missed the message already - rule #1 when dealing with flight academies - none of their promises is a PROMISE. There are NO guarantees with flight training. Period.

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by Aaron747
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can One Tell 737-300/-700 Apart?
Replies: 42
Views: 8659

RE: How Can One Tell 737-300/-700 Apart?

If the larger stabs and greater wingspan of the 73G aren't dead giveaways, you might consider investing in some eyesight augmentation  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> That and the fact that 73-classics are generally stubby and fugly birds compared to the better proportio...

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by Aaron747
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bands That Lease Or Own Jets.
Replies: 19
Views: 13440

RE: Bands That Lease Or Own Jets.

U2 used one of Privatair's BBJs extensively throughout the North American and European legs of the Elevation tour in 2001. Not sure what their plans are this time around, but it's definitely cool to have a livery modified with your tour logo. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, H...

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by Aaron747
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic 777?
Replies: 22
Views: 2686

RE: Domestic 777?

Just to nitpick a little - a 777 operated exclusively on domestic routings wouldn't suffer operational limitations in regard to runway length. Light and even moderately loaded 777s require little more takeoff run than a 757 in most conditions.

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by Aaron747
Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: Cracking The Japanese Market
Replies: 72
Views: 9051

RE: A380: Cracking The Japanese Market

<i>It's the job of A to make the 380 short haul compatible and if Japanese people don't want to feel like packed sardines, the Japanese carrier have to buy planes with more space or have more flights within Japan.</i> Incorrect. Western standards of personal space do not apply in Japan - by and larg...

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by Aaron747
Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: Cracking The Japanese Market
Replies: 72
Views: 9051

RE: A380: Cracking The Japanese Market

For the millionth time, Japan does not desperately need the A380 or a carrier would have purchased it by now.

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by Aaron747
Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Porn? (gay/straight/bi/whatever)
Replies: 36
Views: 4975

RE: Favorite Porn? (gay/straight/bi/whatever)

ass to mouth usually does the trick, of course all those Japanese scenes with girls making chipmunk noises while they get it aint bad either.

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by Aaron747
Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: Cracking The Japanese Market
Replies: 72
Views: 9051

RE: A380: Cracking The Japanese Market

Wrong. The Japanese market is based on frequency, not aggregate single flight capacity. That's why you don't see many of the less significant city pairs served by a twice daily 772 - rather they see five or six 763s.

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by Aaron747
Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noises You Associate With Certain Aircraft
Replies: 48
Views: 4569

RE: Noises You Associate With Certain Aircraft

Several sounds (primarily engine) many best appreciated on the ramp or somewhere nearby: <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> engines on the 744 - high pitched whine accompanied by a deep throaty bass <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> Trent 892s...

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