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by prosa
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Otherwise-obscure Airport Namesakes
Replies: 60
Views: 8162

Otherwise-obscure Airport Namesakes

This came up on another forum - people who would be mostly forgotten today, except that major airports were named after them. Just in the United States: Butch O'Hare Edward Logan Ben Douglas Eugene Eppley William Hopkins Albert Lambert William Hobby Eugene Bradley. Possibly also Pat McCarran, Willia...

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by prosa
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analysis Of In-flight Medical Emergencies
Replies: 1
Views: 2947

Analysis Of In-flight Medical Emergencies

An article in the New England Journal of Medicine analyzes 11,920 in-flight medical emergencies that occurred on scheduled flights, covering five unnamed U.S. and foreign carriers, between 2008 and 2010. Some interesting figures: - there was one medical emergency for every 604 flights - syncope (fai...

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by prosa
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA To Start Allowing Small Pocket Knives Onboard
Replies: 139
Views: 13991

RE: TSA To Start Allowing Small Pocket Knives Onboard

Lacrosse sticks, really? As far as I know they're too long to fit in the overhead compartments, at least not easily, and obviously no one is going to have a lacrosse match aboard an airliner. Requiring them to be checked makes more sense.

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by prosa
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Enhancing US Transcon Product
Replies: 120
Views: 19101

RE: DL Enhancing US Transcon Product

<i>I firmly believe <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - Californ...

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by prosa
Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Flights Between Two Cities With Same Name?
Replies: 74
Views: 19058

RE: Any Flights Between Two Cities With Same Name?

It's a pity that Frankfurt an der Oder is too close to Berlin to merit its own commercial airport.

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by prosa
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Arrested For Flying Over Power Station
Replies: 67
Views: 22890

RE: Pilot Arrested For Flying Over Power Station

The cops need to be fired, forced to turn over all of their assets to this pilot, and then imprisoned.

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by prosa
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calverton NY Airport Used For Sandy Junk Cars
Replies: 8
Views: 5684

RE: Calverton NY Airport Used For Sandy Junk Cars

Although the airport itself sees little use, in fact one of the two runways was taken out of service a while back so an access road could be cut across the middle of it, the industrial park that has taken over the former Grumman manufacturing facilities seems to be thriving. A long-disused rail line...

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by prosa
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Calverton NY Airport Used For Sandy Junk Cars
Replies: 8
Views: 5684

RE: Calverton NY Airport Used For Sandy Junk Cars

The skydiving company's still there, and in fact built a much larger facility not long ago. I would imagine that the active runway will be cleared of the wrecked cars by the time the skydiving season begins in early April. There's still more than enough room to store huge numbers of vehicles.

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by prosa
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Drops Several Markets Effective April 2013
Replies: 102
Views: 27019

RE: United Drops Several Markets Effective April 2013

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaverickM11" class="quote" target="_blank">MaverickM11</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>You say that as if there's anything ...

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by prosa
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings TU-204 Crashes On Moscow Motorway
Replies: 254
Views: 90702

RE: Red Wings TU-204 Crashes On Moscow Motorway

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/garpd" class="quote" target="_blank">garpd</a> (<a href="#117" class="quote">Reply 117</a>):<br/><i>More footage, not of the crash but immediate...

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by prosa
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings TU-204 Crashes On Moscow Motorway
Replies: 254
Views: 90702

RE: Red Wings TU-204 Crashes On Moscow Motorway

After striking a car, the nose wheel rolls down the highway for what must be a considerable distance.

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by prosa
Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Wings TU-204 Crashes On Moscow Motorway
Replies: 254
Views: 90702

RE: Red Wings TU-204 Crashes On Moscow Motorway

For legal reasons a high percentage of Russian vehicles are equipped with dashcams. As a result, it's perhaps not so surprising that a video of this sort exists.

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by prosa
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Off Taxiway In ISP
Replies: 105
Views: 17987

RE: Southwest Off Taxiway In ISP

The headline at Gothamist makes the incident sound much worse than it was:

http://gothamist.com/2012/12/27/plan..._skids_off_runway_at_macarthur.php

There was no "skidding" involved.

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by prosa
Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending JFK-MEM
Replies: 23
Views: 8150

RE: Delta Ending JFK-MEM

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfklganyc" class="quote" target="_blank">jfklganyc</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>What I like to call the cherry on top:...

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by prosa
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Mass Transit Plan For LGA?
Replies: 29
Views: 6168

RE: Any Mass Transit Plan For LGA?

<i>The new mayor, Mayor Bloomberg, and the MTA have embarked on subway expansion within Manhattan: a new 2 Ave line to open in 2019</i> Which will be <b>100 years</b> after it was first proposed. And then there's the connection between the 63rd Street tunnel and the Queens Boulevard mainline, which ...

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by prosa
Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Died On Emirates Flight
Replies: 25
Views: 25375

RE: Passenger Died On Emirates Flight

What's odd about the story is that the body was put back onboard the flight to <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym> after the passenger was pronounced dead at <acronym title="Warsaw -...

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by prosa
Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO Have Any P2P Routes?
Replies: 67
Views: 11292

RE: Did CO Have Any P2P Routes?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltAirlines" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltAirlines</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>Delta has <acronym title="Boston...

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by prosa
Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Denies Boarding To Teen With Down Syndrome
Replies: 133
Views: 21440

RE: AA Denies Boarding To Teen With Down Syndrome

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/boilerla" class="quote" target="_blank">boilerla</a> (<a href="#115" class="quote">Reply 115</a>):<br/><i>But I'd love to hear how <acronym titl...

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by prosa
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Denies Boarding To Teen With Down Syndrome
Replies: 133
Views: 21440

AA Denies Boarding To Teen With Down Syndrome

The 16-year-old was scheduled to travel in first class with his parents from <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, but an airline representative claime...

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by prosa
Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Bach Crash
Replies: 20
Views: 9806

RE: Richard Bach Crash

A dent in his head? That doesn't sound good.

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by prosa
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition To Carry Musical Instruments On Board
Replies: 67
Views: 14066

RE: Petition To Carry Musical Instruments On Board

If the cello is worth millions of dollars, why wasn't it shipped using an armed courier service?

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by prosa
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Forney Field (TBN)
Replies: 1
Views: 2451

Question About Forney Field (TBN)

It has commercial service, with an EAS subsidy for that matter, but is located on an active military base (Fort Leonard Wood). As far as I can tell anyone can fly into the airport, even people with no connection to the military. Do passengers have to go through background checks in addition to the s...

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by prosa
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Pretty Eerie Perspective Of A Flight Diversion:
Replies: 13
Views: 10004

A Pretty Eerie Perspective Of A Flight Diversion:

Evenidently none of you have heard of PTSD!
Marco seems to be classic case, and given his background IMHO I'm not surprised by his actions.


Assuming that the things he said about this background were true.

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by prosa
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Laser Attack, Cops Targeted Too
Replies: 11
Views: 2253

RE: Another Laser Attack, Cops Targeted Too

So how does one prevent this?

Make buying lasers over certain power levels like buying a firearm: minimum age, background check, registration requirement.

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by prosa
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Laser Attack, Cops Targeted Too
Replies: 11
Views: 2253

RE: Another Laser Attack, Cops Targeted Too

Here's a link to the news article: <a href="http://mobile.newsday.com/inf/infomo;jsessionid=C7A3D9B0AD666F8F9B5A.3251?site=newsday&view=top_stories_item&feed:a=newsday_1min&feed:c=topstories&feed:i=1.3919413" target="_blank">http://mobile.newsday.com/inf/infomo...feed:c=topstories&am...

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by prosa
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Laser Attack, Cops Targeted Too
Replies: 11
Views: 2253

Another Laser Attack, Cops Targeted Too

This one happened last night to a <acronym title="Sun Country Airlines (USA)">SY</acronym> charter nearing the end of a <acronym title="Keflavik (KEF / BIKF), Iceland">KEF</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> flight...

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by prosa
Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Pretty Eerie Perspective Of A Flight Diversion:
Replies: 13
Views: 10004

A Pretty Eerie Perspective Of A Flight Diversion:

Obviously we're only hearing bits and pieces (140 characters or less!) of the story, but it sounds to me as if the FAM was a bit too hands-off. Even if he weren't on duty I would think he would be expected to restrain "Marco" before things got out of hand. At a very minimum, not let anyone else sit ...

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by prosa
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's Unaccompanied Minor Policy Under Fire
Replies: 111
Views: 15840

RE: Virgin's Unaccompanied Minor Policy Under Fire

<i>The easy solution to this issue is to seat UMs ONE THEIR OWN within arms length of an <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>. If that means an entire rank of 3 seats are empty save for the child, then that's the way it should be. It does not discriminate and it protects the child and...

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by prosa
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's Unaccompanied Minor Policy Under Fire
Replies: 111
Views: 15840

RE: Virgin's Unaccompanied Minor Policy Under Fire

<i>This was always in the back of my mind as a CSA. Whenever a call came in for an unaccompanied minor that needed an escort, I would always try to pass it off to a female coworker if possible, just for the sake of covering my own ass. </i> Isn't the escorting employee supposed to be of the same gen...

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by prosa
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's Unaccompanied Minor Policy Under Fire
Replies: 111
Views: 15840

RE: Virgin's Unaccompanied Minor Policy Under Fire

<i>According to most airline procedures in priority <acronym title="Air Zimbabwe">UM</acronym> should be seated next to the following people: 1. Other UMs</i> So you have, let's say, a 7-year-old girl sitting next to a 13- or 14-year-old boy (who would be a <acronym title="Air Zimbabwe">UM</acronym>...

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by prosa
Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIP Movement At JFK? 8/6/2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7837

RE: VIP Movement At JFK? 8/6/2012

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mozart" class="quote" target="_blank">mozart</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>I would imagine that one of the concerns of ...

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by prosa
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIP Movement At JFK? 8/6/2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7837

RE: VIP Movement At JFK? 8/6/2012

<b>Why does he even need a fixed-wing aircraft to visit NYC? It's about 200 miles from the White House to Manhattan. Isn't that easily within the range of Marine One? I understand the entourage involved, but it seems like there should be an easier way to move them around for short trips.</b> <i>Arou...

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by prosa
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIP Movement At JFK? 8/6/2012
Replies: 42
Views: 7837

RE: VIP Movement At JFK? 8/6/2012

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B6JFKH81" class="quote" target="_blank">B6JFKH81</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>I was working at <acronym title="Farming...

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by prosa
Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mixing Up JFK And LGA
Replies: 62
Views: 10868

Mixing Up JFK And LGA

Seems hard to imagine how this happens, but it does:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/ny...ng-up-la-guardia-and-jfk.html?_r=1

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by prosa
Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Number Of Locomotives On Certain Trains?
Replies: 28
Views: 5172

RE: Number Of Locomotives On Certain Trains?

It also depends on what sort of grades the trains will be traversing. A heavy train going over relatively flat terrain may need fewer locomotives than a lighter train that faces uphill climbs.

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by prosa
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Accused Of Impersonating Airline Employee
Replies: 25
Views: 8183

RE: Man Accused Of Impersonating Airline Employee

One thing I don't understand is why he still had his badge from working with Sky West at <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>. Wouldn't he have been required to relinquish it when he left his job? Also, even though my job has no security-related aspects ...

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by prosa
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports Where A/C Crews Are Not Allowed To Stay
Replies: 17
Views: 6965

RE: Airports Where A/C Crews Are Not Allowed To St

<i><acronym title="Port Harcourt - International (Omagwa) (PHC / DNPO), Nigeria">PHC</acronym> is the only place that I have been to where I was told flat out that if I wasn't flight crew that I would be killed for not being muslim.</i> I'm surprised, Port Harcourt is in the mainly Christian part of...

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by prosa
Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LAX Lager? IND India Pale Ale?
Replies: 1
Views: 1899

LAX Lager? IND India Pale Ale?

Beer maker Anheuser-Busch has filed an application to trademark the codes of 42 U.S. airports for possible use in beer brand names. It already has done so for a number of telephone area codes and markets a beer known as 312 Urban Wheat Ale after Chicago's area code. Federal law allows private busine...

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by prosa
Tue May 22, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brass Knuckles Or A Ring?
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Brass Knuckles Or A Ring?

Rapper and Kanye West protege "2 Chainz" was arrested this afternoon at <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> for trying to pass through a security checkpoint with brass knuckles. But his supporters say the brass knuckles were actually a ring  <img sr...

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by prosa
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog On Runway Delays Flights @ LGA
Replies: 21
Views: 7142

RE: Dog On Runway Delays Flights @ LGA

Best part yet: the dog didn't miss her flight  

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by prosa
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Jet Diverted To AMA-Pilot Disrupts Flight
Replies: 131
Views: 29316

RE: B6 Jet Diverted To AMA-Pilot Disrupts Flight

So let's say you're a captain with a major airline. You're unsure of your ability to fly due to psychological issues - for example depression, excessive stress that makes it hard to concentrate, something of that nature. Can you take a temporary leave of absence to deal with these issues without put...

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by prosa
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Jet Diverted To AMA-Pilot Disrupts Flight
Replies: 131
Views: 29316

RE: B6 Jet Diverted To AMA-Pilot Disrupts Flight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Polot" class="quote" target="_blank">Polot</a> (<a href="#101" class="quote">Reply 101</a>):<br/><i>Just because he maybe mentally ill or have s...

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by prosa
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Jet Diverted To AMA-Pilot Disrupts Flight
Replies: 131
Views: 29316

RE: B6 Jet Diverted To AMA-Pilot Disrupts Flight

It seems WAY premature to charge Osbon with a serious felony before the medical testing is complete. If it turns out that his meltdown was caused by an unforeseen medical condition, he'll still have to deal with the charges and will have to hope that the prosecutor shows mercy and withdraws the char...

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by prosa
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue's New Headquarters (Photos)
Replies: 23
Views: 18205

RE: Jetblue's New Headquarters (Photos)

It's impossible not to notice the extensive use of the color blue  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> In my opinion the old National Airlines logo was one of the best airline logos of all. Nice job of <acronym t...

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by prosa
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Port Authority Moving Ahead With Plans For New LGA
Replies: 9
Views: 10024

RE: Port Authority Moving Ahead With Plans For New LGA

Estimated completion in 2021? Considering that this is New York we're talking about (hey, how's that Second Avenue subway going?), I'd say that 2031 is more likely.

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by prosa
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe Suspends LGW *No Surprise*
Replies: 20
Views: 10514

RE: Air Zimbabwe Suspends LGW *No Surprise*

"Thank you for flying Air Zimbabwe. As soon as the Captain turns off the seat belt sign our flight attendants will be coming by with complementary coffee, soft drinks and snacks. A selection of beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase, with each selection priced at ten quadrillion Zimbabw...

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by prosa
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Dead In NJ Plane Crash
Replies: 38
Views: 13169

RE: 3 Dead In NJ Plane Crash

Death toll now confirmed to be five.

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by prosa
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tell Us About Your Narrow Escapes From Death
Replies: 46
Views: 3713

RE: Tell Us About Your Narrow Escapes From Death

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aerorobnz" class="quote" target="_blank">aerorobnz</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>But a few minute later we could see it...

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by prosa
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tell Us About Your Narrow Escapes From Death
Replies: 46
Views: 3713

RE: Tell Us About Your Narrow Escapes From Death

This young lady in Russia was so unperturbed by her narrow escape that she didn't even stop yakking on her cell phone:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f3f_1323610574

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