Well, if Bush got re-elected, I would have some serious thoughts about other places in the world. I've got EU citizenship, so that's a possibility. Kerry isn't the Messiah, no, but four more years of Bush and we'll either be the laughingstock of the whole world or the most hated nation in the whole ...Jump to post
On a somewhat related subject, I know someone who is so stressed about school that they took a 99 (out of 100) on the New York State english proficiency test to mean that they weren't fluent.
What the system makes people do. It's disgusting.
RJPieces: You have to love Mr. Polazzo for putting that up. That is a quality piece of work, and is very true. Or maybe I say that because I'm "stuck" with an 87 average and 1400 <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym> score (at Stuyvesant, this is consid...Jump to post
The 340 is very quiet, but my recent experience on the 777 would suggest that it is even quieter (though I was sitting in the back in the middle section, way away from the engines, and in a window seat right behind the wing on the 340, which would automatically favor the 777 in terms of noise). I th...Jump to post
"No delay on the roll" means the ATC wants the plane to takeoff without every stopping on the runway. The plane uses a bit more thrust to taxi onto the runway faster and as soon as they're aligned with the runway, takeoff power is applied. It gets the plane off faster, useful if there's another on s...Jump to post
Not much difference between Centers and Approach/Departures. They all work in dark rooms looking at radar scopes. That's one thing that turned me off to ATC. I think I'd go crazy looking at that little line going around and around for hours on end. Tower and Ground I might like though, since you act...Jump to post
Only other airline that I have flown on that gives out amenities kits in economy is Virgin. And Virgin's are better, in my opinion, since <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>'s look really cheap and plastic (VS's probably are too, but at least they don't look that way). I've found <acronym title...Jump to post
EWR flights from Europe normally pass over <acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA - New York">ALB</acronym>, but I don't think you could fit a 747 into that airport. Maybe it could land there, but the airport is in no way equipped to handle it, and I don't know whether the...Jump to post
If I had to wear that nasty shade of blue all the time, I'd be depressed too <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Probably you caught them on a bad day, it happens. I've flown them (cityhopper) recently to Berlin and back, and while there's nothing to real...Jump to post
I can't say I much care for him (I'd prefer someone like Edwards or McCain), but he can't be any worse than Bush.
Leaving tomorrow for Berlin, coming back the 7th CO63 <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> (772) CO46 <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercon...Jump to post
Nope, there aren't really. <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> is in the same position as London - it can reach almost every point on the globe that it has a market for, with the exception of Australia/New Zealand, nonstop. And even the 773LR couldn...Jump to post
In a dream world, we'd have hypersonic planes that could fly that distance at the edge of space in about 45 minutes. In an even more dream world we'd have transporters that would take us there instantly.
But that's a dream world. Don't count on this happening in our lifetimes.
Two cases: Once on a Tower Air 747 from <acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LFPO), France">ORY</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, I was walking around when it hit, and the cup of orange juice I was holding qui...Jump to post
11. Maybe 11.5.
80WA Not too hard to do, just keep spiralling down into the hole before lining up on the runway, but fun. Takeoffs are another story though. Get up off the ground as soon as you can, and build enough airspeed to make it through the turns as you spiral up, especially since the hole is sort of narrow.Jump to post
Also a senior at Stuyvesant, along with RJPieces. I did find out where I'm going to college already, the University of North Dakota, where I'll hopefully get going on the path the becoming a corporate pilot. Not too thrilled with the prospects of graduating and leaving everyone else behind though, b...Jump to post
1) One of these things: <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/524688/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/524688/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/8/6/...Jump to post
Two words: Channel 9. Might get a little quiet over the ocean though, so bring a book or two. I have found United to have the best audio of all the US majors, so you should be ok in that category. As for movies, the PTVs should be good, though I'm sure the movie selection wont be as good as some of ...Jump to post
LGA has a wingspan limit, which the 777 exceeds. The 764 just gets in (Delta demanded that it did when Boeing was designing the plane), the 777 is too big. That takes care of the legal issue. As to whether it's physically possible, probably, though the piers would need strengthening. But practical? ...Jump to post
Those are covers for various sensors (pitot tubes, etc.), that are normally put on a plane when it is in storage, to protect them from damage. They are bright red so that mechanics will see them and not forget to take them off before the plane flies. All other planes have them, but I guess they're n...Jump to post
<i>I've yet to see the 343E offered with anything but CFM-56 powerplants, nor have I been entertained with the 343 that contains movement cameras in the tailplane. For that matter, the same about the cameras can be said about the 333E</i> Those cameras are there just to allow to pilots to taxi safel...Jump to post
Doesn't the baseball season start in April? Why are they waiting until May? And on a slightly related note, does anyone know how the Yankees and Tampa Bay are getting to Tokyo? I guess the Yankees would charter <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, since they're their main airlin...Jump to post
Oh great, now something big's going to happen to Israel. When is this going to stop???? I think both the Israeli and Palestinian governments need to go back to kindergarten for a good long while and re-learn that "we can all live together peacefully" stuff. This whole situation is getting nowhere. C...Jump to post
Rummy got busted........ When you're being as secretive as the Bush administration is, something's eventually going to slip, and the whole government will look like idiots. I'm not saying this wouldn't happen in a Democratic administration, because all politicians are liars like that, but it is very...Jump to post
Maybe not 42%, but he still took a <b>lot</b> of time on vacation, way more than Clinton did. But, he can't trump either Reagan or his father for time spent away from the White House. He is also very short on the number of press conferences he has held during his presidency, though his numbers do co...Jump to post
That congressional hearing picture looks like something from a James Bond film. You'll never fit a nuclear weapon in there, at least until there are advances in technology to allow it. But it doesn't have to be in a briefcase. With the advent of trains running from airports to the middle of cities, ...Jump to post
Hope and pray that you don't get off the plane at a remote stand, because after that it can take up to fifteen minutes to get to the terminal (2C) by bus. After that you'll have to take another bus to get to your next terminal (probably 2F, but could be 2B or <acronym title="Frederico II Airways (It...Jump to post