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by Mir
Fri Feb 20, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prediction: US Will Be Swallowed By Virgin
Replies: 16
Views: 4795

RE: Prediction: US Will Be Swallowed By Virgin

Think they'd be interested in LGA? They'd definately love to have the shuttle.

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by Mir
Fri Feb 20, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Is Your Favourite Boarding Pass?
Replies: 26
Views: 3892

RE: Which Is Your Favourite Boarding Pass?

I'm going to have to say United's also. Very classy.

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by Mir
Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2006: What Would You Like To See?
Replies: 207
Views: 34409

RE: FS2006: What Would You Like To See?

My wish list: BETTER ATC!!!: -Speed restrictions -ATC actually vectoring traffic around each other, not just reporting them. -SIDs and STARs -GET THE <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> AIRCRAFT THE HECK OFF THE RUNWAY AFTER THEY LAND!!!! -on that note, space the aircraft on final properly, so t...

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by Mir
Thu Feb 19, 2004 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 777 @DXB Today
Replies: 66
Views: 5096

RE: CO 777 @DXB Today

<i>Don't mean to start a war here, but how could any city in a country that isn't even a democracy be considered the 2nd capital of the world especially when people from a certain religion are barely allowed to visit or live there?</i> Future tip: When you say things like this, you're going to start...

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by Mir
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA At DCA
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

RE: GA At DCA

No, I don't think he does. I think he means general aviation, which is also abbreviated <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym>. On airnav.com I see no FBO at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>, so I'd have to assume that there's no...

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by Mir
Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Route Maps
Replies: 24
Views: 3386

RE: Route Maps

NW's magazine has it, and since they show all their partners, it gets very very complicated. Really cool though.

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by Mir
Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Replies: 16
Views: 5680

RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?

Oh come on, do you really think <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is ordering DC-9 replacements today? Or tomorrow? Or at any time in the next five years at least? By the time they get around to replacing them, Star Trek-style transporters will be in common use, and people won't...

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by Mir
Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?
Replies: 16
Views: 5680

RE: Is The 717-300 Still Going Ahead?

<i>Its not dead. Its resting. Its pining for the fijords (SAS order?). LOL </i> It's not pining, it's passed on. The 717 is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired, and gone to meet its maker. It's a stiff. Bereft of life it rests in peace. Its metabolic processes are now history. It's off the tw...

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by Mir
Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Presidental Candidate Is Best For Aviation?
Replies: 10
Views: 3456

RE: Which Presidental Candidate Is Best For Aviation?

Well, from a <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> point of view, the president is never good, because of the rolling TFRs whenever he (or she, maybe someday) goes around. I'd have to say I really don't know which one would be better, but I'm going to guess that any of the democrats would p...

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by Mir
Sun Feb 08, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Obscene Gesture Arrest!
Replies: 85
Views: 7976

RE: Another Obscene Gesture Arrest!

The whole thing is very simple. Brazil has a policy of reciprocity. Brazil isn't the only country to do this. When I went to Chile, I had to pay a $60 fee for entry, since the US charges Chileans the same amount to get a US Visa. It would have been nice if they had let me know about it beforehand, s...

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by Mir
Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Baby DC-9 Still Flying?
Replies: 32
Views: 7083

RE: Any Baby DC-9 Still Flying?

I was on N8913E from <acronym title="Grand Forks - International (Mark Andrews Field) (GFK / KGFK), USA - North Dakota">GFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> recently. The airworthiness certificat...

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by Mir
Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Boeing 737
Replies: 43
Views: 6245

RE: Next Boeing 737

They can't keep stretching the 737 forever. Eventually there'll be some serious tailstrike problems. I think they'll stop at the -900 for now, then get a new 7E7-based plane to replace them. Way down the road though.

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by Mir
Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380! Whats Next?
Replies: 12
Views: 5311

RE: Airbus A380! Whats Next?

<i>Now the big question...Would they be able to make their new plane much more efficient than the 7E7? I don't think it can be compared to the 777/A340 situation as the 777 incorporated lots of new technology that the A340 didn't have. The 7E7 will probably have all of the technological advances of ...

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by Mir
Tue Feb 03, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Become A Pilot - Training
Replies: 59
Views: 8294

RE: Become A Pilot - Training

<i>If you don't mind winter, UND in <acronym title="Grand Forks - International (Mark Andrews Field) (GFK / KGFK), USA - North Dakota">GFK</acronym> is a very good school</i> Yeah, you'd better not just not mind winter, but actually embrace it. I was there to visit the university, and the temperatur...

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by Mir
Sat Jan 31, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: A380 Customers In 2004
Replies: 44
Views: 7704

RE: Speculation: A380 Customers In 2004

<i>I bet we will see Emirates leasing some out. I can't see 45 A380s going to and from Dubai everyday!</i> They're not going to show up on Emirates' doorstep all in one bunch. It'll take a few years before they get them all. By then, if things go their way, they just might have the capacity for that.

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by Mir
Sat Jan 31, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTrain JFK Off To Very Rough Start?
Replies: 30
Views: 6076

RE: AirTrain JFK Off To Very Rough Start?

<i>Does anyone know why the PANY/NJ chose two different styles despite the success of the <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> trains?</i> The PA, if they could, would have replaced <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), U...

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by Mir
Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737BBJ Banned At TEB
Replies: 18
Views: 4066

RE: 737BBJ Banned At TEB

Westchester has a few BBJs sitting on the ramp. I can understand the residents complaints somewhat, since TEB is open all night, and business jets like to fly in at 3 or 4 am. I did that once in a Lear 23, and those things are LOUD. Still, the <acronym title="Bitburg (BBJ / EDRB) (closed), Germany">...

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by Mir
Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Concerns Over The 7E7
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

RE: Emirates Concerns Over The 7E7

Emirates has every right to be concerned about it - the plane's only in design. Boeing will have to demonstrate that the composites can handle the damage that comes from normal airline service without more problems than current aircraft. I'm sure they will, and everybody's fears will be put to rest....

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by Mir
Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Dream Private Jet.
Replies: 62
Views: 9291

RE: Your Dream Private Jet.

Maiznblu, I'm going to have to second you on that one. Amazing plane, the Global Express (mine would be the XRS version). Bigger cabin than a Gulfstream, and can get off a 6,000 foot runway fully loaded and climb right to 43,000 feet. Music to mine ears. I'd try to get it registered D-AVID.

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by Mir
Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Put To Rest The Debate The NW DC9's Future!
Replies: 34
Views: 4342

RE: Put To Rest The Debate The NW DC9's Future!

No, I don't think age had anything to do with Concorde in Paris. If I am not mistaken, that was attributed to a piece of metal on the runway that was sticking up at just the right angle. It was a freakish accident, not caused by the plane's age.

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by Mir
Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air France - Very Bad Service....
Replies: 52
Views: 13549

RE: Air France - Very Bad Service....

I have found Air France's service to be not as good as other airlines'. In the past three years I have flown with them <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), Fran...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest USA And Euro City W/ Yr-round Sched Tatl?
Replies: 10
Views: 2340

RE: Smallest USA And Euro City W/ Yr-round Sched Tatl?

Portland, OR in the US? I don't know how many passengers it handles, but I think it should be up there (or down there in this case).

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by Mir
Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody Here Never Been On An Aircraft?
Replies: 2
Views: 4084

RE: Anybody Here Never Been On An Aircraft?

I know someone who is a senior in high school and has never flown. They will be taking their first flight this summer, and what a way to start: New York to Tokyo.

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by Mir
Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic Customer Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2020

RE: Domestic Customer Service

I've only flown Delta, Northwest and United of late, but out of those three, I have definately preferred United. I've never had a bad flight on them. Northwest is second, and Delta third.

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by Mir
Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 With 777 Flight Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 8320

RE: 747 With 777 Flight Deck?

<i>The -700 is almost like a brand new airplane, compared to the -200.</i> I don't know about the -200, but the 737NG models are backwards compatible with the -300/400/500. Boeing offers two instrumentation versions - one which is similar to the 777 and one which is similar to the older models. Ther...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cant Make Up My Mind, What/who/how Should I Fly?
Replies: 15
Views: 3384

RE: Cant Make Up My Mind, What/who/how Should I Fly?

There is an REK, but it's for domestic flights only I belive. The runways aren't long enough for Icelandair's 757s.

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by Mir
Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom On Beech 1900?
Replies: 51
Views: 17670

RE: Bathroom On Beech 1900?

I've never seen one on a 1900, and I've flown them with US Express and UA Express. They're funny looking planes, but I've had some good flights on them.

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by Mir
Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 With 777 Flight Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 8320

RE: 747 With 777 Flight Deck?

On my last trip we flew a 757, 762, 763, and a 7ER

What's a 7ER? It wouldn't be a 777, would it?

[Edited 2004-01-25 22:24:45]

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by Mir
Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Airlines With Avod On Narrowbody Aircraft?
Replies: 13
Views: 5512

RE: Any Airlines With Avod On Narrowbody Aircraft?

If satellite TV counts as AVOD, then Song, JetBlue, etc. have it

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by Mir
Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 With 777 Flight Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 8320

RE: 747 With 777 Flight Deck?

<i>As someone said in an earlier post, pilots switching aircraft types on a trip pairing is very very un-common here in the States. I'm not sure on other countries.</i> I think <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> pilots used to switch between 757s and 767s regularly. I talked to a cr...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FRA-SFO In Business - Who To Fly?
Replies: 19
Views: 4309

RE: FRA-SFO In Business - Who To Fly?

<i>I've heard horror stories from co-workers and friends connecting through Paris, so that concerns me a bit.</i> I've never had any trouble at <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>, though I've only flown <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> thro...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 With 777 Flight Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 8320

RE: 747 With 777 Flight Deck?

The fly-by-wire system allows Airbus to program the planes to handle similarly, which is something Boeing cannot do with the 777 and 744ER. And I don't think the difference in weights is much of an issue in the case of Airbus, since a 340 is like a heavier 330, but there's almost a 300,000 lb differ...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 With 777 Flight Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 8320

RE: 747 With 777 Flight Deck?

<i>But what about 777/747?! I know pilot unions might not allow it, but I just want to know whether it is possible......</i> Very very unlikely, for the reason that the planes are different in size and handling characteristics. It's not just the panel. If it were, one group of pilots could fly the e...

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by Mir
Sat Jan 24, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Speeds
Replies: 26
Views: 12480

RE: Takeoff Speeds

Well, V1 is not really a takeoff speed. V1 is the go/no-go decision point, calculated so that once that speed is reached, there is not enough runway left to stop the plane, so even if there is an engine failure, the pilots will lift it off the runway. <acronym title="TACV C Verde Airlines">VR</acron...

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by Mir
Sat Jan 24, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Might Be Joining The Star Alliance
Replies: 22
Views: 7356

RE: Aeroflot Might Be Joining The Star Alliance

Yeah, I thought they were going to go into SkyTeam a while ago, but they never did.

Well, good for Star!

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by Mir
Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Ac Type Wouldn't You Fly If You Saw At Gate?
Replies: 109
Views: 11774

RE: What Ac Type Wouldn't You Fly If You Saw At Gate?

Tower Air, no thanks

Yeah, save yourself the agony. Trust me. It's hell.

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by Mir
Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Births
Replies: 9
Views: 2452

RE: Inflight Births

If France's rule is true in Australia (I don't know if it is), then the baby would probably be dual Argentinian and Australian.

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by Mir
Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Ac Type Wouldn't You Fly If You Saw At Gate?
Replies: 109
Views: 11774

RE: What Ac Type Wouldn't You Fly If You Saw At Gate?

Yeah, but I'd certainly ride in that Mercedes that's right next to it....  Smokin cool

I'd probably ride in the Mil also. It's an experience.

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by Mir
Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Births
Replies: 9
Views: 2452

RE: Inflight Births

If it's a French flight on a France-registered plane, the baby can become a French citizen. I'm pretty sure that that's a French law, and it goes for French ships too. Whether that excludes any other country's citizenship, I don't know. I should think not, but immigration law is a very complex thing.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasons For Choosing An Airline Career
Replies: 19
Views: 64007

RE: Reasons For Choosing An Airline Career

Because you don't get this kind of view from your office in any other profession: <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/329852/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/329852/M/" tar...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Many Does It Takes To Change A Light Bulb...
Replies: 26
Views: 3713

RE: How Many Does It Takes To Change A Light Bulb...

Which lightbulb manufacturer has the best Frequent Buyer policy, and how many lightbulbs do you have to buy before you get a free one? All this is very appropriate because the lightbulb in my room just burnt out and I have to get a new one.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/...

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by Mir
Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Projects
Replies: 34
Views: 3785

RE: Airport Projects

JFK just got AirTrain done, Terminal 8 and 9 are being combined into one big new terminal for AA, and JetBlue is planning to get a bigger terminal that will hook up to the now closed Terminal 5

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by Mir
Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favorite Commercial Airplane?
Replies: 100
Views: 12528

RE: What's Your Favorite Commercial Airplane?

The Airbus A330 <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/443177/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/443177/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/7/7/1/443177.j...

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by Mir
Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time For 7E7 Orders?
Replies: 30
Views: 5239

RE: Time For 7E7 Orders?

Not to start a big yoke vs. stick argument, but I don't see why Boeing couldn't make a stick version (I assume the 7E7 is going to be FBW), and I also don't see why LH is making a big fuss over not having a stick.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help! Going To Japan...
Replies: 27
Views: 3755

RE: Help! Going To Japan...

3) Eat sushi

If you go to Tokyo first, go to the Tsukiji fish market early in the morning (you'll be up then anyway because of jetlag). It's probably the freshest sushi around.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes You Would Most Like To Return To The Skies
Replies: 83
Views: 8097

RE: Planes You Would Most Like To Return To The Skies

Those, plus Concorde.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Local Airport - What Irritates You?
Replies: 116
Views: 8772

RE: Your Local Airport - What Irritates You?

JFK - 1) The afternoon rush (4-7pm)leaves planes sitting on the taxiways four almost an hour waiting to take off. 2) The AirTrain is overhyped. It takes forever to get to the ends, and now you must pay $5 to get to the subway. No more $2 ride into the city with the free bus connection. 3) Most termi...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "God Bless Through Jesus" Inappropriate?
Replies: 55
Views: 2716

RE: "God Bless Through Jesus" Inappropriate?

Ok. When somebody signs their posts with "abortion is bad," or something like that, then this thread will have some point to it (i.e. never). You ask "what is next?" I ask why you have reason to believe that this is any sort of trend. It is ONE person out of the thousands in these forums. Let it go....

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2004 - Approaches W/ GPS
Replies: 4
Views: 8908

RE: FS2004 - Approaches W/ GPS

The FS default GPS doesn't do vertical navigation. You have to set that manually.

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How Do You Make Your Flight Sim More Fun?
Replies: 8
Views: 16722

RE: How Do You Make Your Flight Sim More Fun?

I always fly from the same airport where I last landed, use project AI and avoid the default jets whenever possible.

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