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by VapourTrails
Tue Nov 13, 2001 1:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry Potter
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

RE: Harry Potter

I mean ..but I didnt read it..!!  Nuts

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by VapourTrails
Tue Nov 13, 2001 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry Potter
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

RE: Harry Potter

I see your point Ikarus. Personally I'm not normally one to read books because they are hyped. I read No. 1 after no. 3 had been out a while, and & I remember the hype surrounding the earlier ones but it didn't read it because of that as stated. When I read no. 1 though I was right into it from the ...

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by VapourTrails
Mon Nov 12, 2001 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Illusion Of Rolling Backwards In An Airliner
Replies: 21
Views: 2683

RE: Illusion Of Rolling Backwards In An Airliner

Great answer AJ!! <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> As a passenger, sometimes it can be disorientating when on one flight say SYD-MEL you are flying south OK, then on another SYD-MEL flight it seems as if the aircraft is flying north, or in some other directi...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 11, 2001 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Spotters Arrested In Greece For Spying!
Replies: 96
Views: 4289

RE: British Spotters Arrested In Greece For Spying!

This incident is just ludicrous. What were the authorities thinking? Sounds like Greece is not the place to go spotting!!

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 11, 2001 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Illusion Of Rolling Backwards In An Airliner
Replies: 21
Views: 2683

RE: Illusion Of Rolling Backwards In An Airliner

Yes it's happened to me as well, ..but it doesn't seem odd to me anymore after reading these replies! It's just one of those optical or intertia illusion things...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 11, 2001 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proof That Pilots Actually Do Something Up There!
Replies: 19
Views: 2319

RE: Southern

Southern, can I ask how you have been able to do that??  Confused You're not talking about virtual airlines are you??

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 11, 2001 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is Me!
Replies: 59
Views: 3962

RE: This Is Me!

<I>OK guys, that's a wrap. This thread's toast! OPTIPLEX2001 thinks you guys are wasting your time..... </I> ..it's just a bit of fun..! <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin">  <img src="/discussions/graphics/AZZANGEL.gif" ALT="Innocent">  <img src="/discussions/gra...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 11, 2001 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is Me!
Replies: 59
Views: 3962

RE: This Is Me!

THIS IS ME!! I'm about 30, small & and I just love to fly. No sum of money is to big to keep me in the air.. I am unique & not mass production. I'm very resilient, and I've seen good times & bad. Only the best pilots can come fly with me. I get photographed a lot whether I like it or not, and can be...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 11, 2001 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's On The Bottom Of This 727?
Replies: 41
Views: 4258

RE: What's On The Bottom Of This 727?

Could it be one of those tail bumpers, like the Concorde has?  Confused

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 11, 2001 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's On The Bottom Of This 727?
Replies: 41
Views: 4258

RE: What's On The Bottom Of This 727?

Yeah, it looks like the stairs, but I've had a good look at it and I really don't know either..  Confused

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 11, 2001 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High-Altitiude Spotting
Replies: 28
Views: 1647

RE: High-Altitiude Spotting

Yes I do high altitude spotting! <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> It's fun even though most of the time it is Qantas.. I would ideally like a telescope because I can just make out the aircraft type with binoculars but definately not the reg. High altitude spotting is...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 11, 2001 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When I Grow Up, I Wanna Be A...
Replies: 41
Views: 1966

RE: When I Grow Up, I Wanna Be A...

* A vet, at one stage.. * A flight attendent from age 13-15 most seriously but I needed to be I think 20 before applying.. * A tax agent! I studied accounting but it wasn't my dream career..  <img src="/discussions/graphics/yawn.gif" ALT="Yawn"> * Working at the airport, if I had lived in say M...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 11, 2001 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Harry Potter
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Harry Potter

Who here is a Harry Potter fan? I've read all four books, including the first one twice! My favourite is book two, <I>Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.</I> A colleague got me interested in reading them 18 months ago & lent me the first book, then I got my sister and Mum into reading them as w...

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by VapourTrails
Sat Nov 10, 2001 8:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Know Any Good Movies With....
Replies: 8
Views: 7177

RE: Know Any Good Movies With....

Pushing Tin with John Cusack, Angelina Jolie & Billy Bob Thornton.

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by VapourTrails
Sat Nov 10, 2001 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Check Out These Interesting Facts
Replies: 15
Views: 2542

RE: Check Out These Interesting Facts

I love all the info from everyone here, it's great!! I can almost smell the jet fuel from here <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> The vapo(u)r trails part was also very interesting too.. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> <br><center><a href...

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by VapourTrails
Sat Nov 10, 2001 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proof That Pilots Actually Do Something Up There!
Replies: 19
Views: 2319

RE: Proof That Pilots Actually Do Something Up There!

Southern, are you a pilot? ..if you don't mind me asking..your profile indicates otherwise.. Confused

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by VapourTrails
Sat Nov 10, 2001 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Like Bacon?
Replies: 19
Views: 1364

RE: Do You Like Bacon?

I love bacon! My Mum said I would have lived on it when I was younger, I think it was one of my first words! <img src="/discussions/graphics/redface.gif" ALT="Embarrassment"> It's not all that healthy so I only have it once a month as a treat. I like it just crispy but still soft and not too gr...

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by VapourTrails
Sat Nov 10, 2001 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proof That Pilots Actually Do Something Up There!
Replies: 19
Views: 2319

RE: Proof That Pilots Actually Do Something Up There!

<I>I've been completely alone in the cockpit for up to 15 minutes before. Imagine that, a 24yr old flying a 744 on his own!!...</I> This is something I would never have believed before I joined this forum!! <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Cdfmxtech, yeah, I'm sure they'r...

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by VapourTrails
Sat Nov 10, 2001 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Any Good News In Aviation?
Replies: 17
Views: 3485

RE: Is There Any Good News In Aviation?

I saw a B727 today.. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

A photo I took of a BAe 146 in September came out really well. Ones of cabins views taken from B737 didn't come out too bad either.. Smile

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by VapourTrails
Thu Nov 08, 2001 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Stars "Gutless Cowards" - Rod Eddington
Replies: 68
Views: 3511

RE: Hollywood Stars "Gutless Cowards" - Rod Eddington

Brave words, but I think he is right too! - Rod Eddington Big thumbs up

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by VapourTrails
Thu Nov 08, 2001 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Any Good News In Aviation?
Replies: 17
Views: 3485

RE: Is There Any Good News In Aviation?

Concorde is flying passenger services again .. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=169582" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/8/5/169582.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" h...

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by VapourTrails
Thu Nov 08, 2001 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotter Girls
Replies: 48
Views: 2525

RE: Spotter Girls

VS744, it's OK! I just mean I thought it was funny that you said it was a scary experience that a woman knew all sorts about a/c!! I thought it was 'devillish' because it sounds as if it caught you unawares and you did not anticipate it?! Smile

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by VapourTrails
Thu Nov 08, 2001 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotter Girls
Replies: 48
Views: 2525

RE: Spotter Girls

VS744, Acting devilish!!

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by VapourTrails
Thu Nov 08, 2001 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aussie Election - Who Are You Prepared To Vote For
Replies: 20
Views: 2847

RE: Aussie Election - Who Are You Prepared To Vote For

<I>I am waiting for online voting. Bring it on let Australia become one of the first to introduce it. Also can't belive that they don't ask for ID when you vote</I> They had electronic voting in the recent ACT election. I can't wait to use it either, one year one of the ballot papers was about 2 met...

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by VapourTrails
Thu Nov 08, 2001 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Trip Report By BBC Journo
Replies: 1
Views: 2511

RE: Concorde Trip Report By BBC Journo

 <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Thanks for posting this link Capt.Picard. My smiley says it all!! It is a very happy day for Concorde and everyone associated.. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=199908" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" f...

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by VapourTrails
Thu Nov 08, 2001 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX's Cute Little Secret!
Replies: 13
Views: 2347

RE: CX's Cute Little Secret!

 Smokin cool Big thumbs up OK CX flyboy, look forward to seeing them!

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by VapourTrails
Thu Nov 08, 2001 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotter Girls
Replies: 48
Views: 2525

RE: Spotter Girls

 <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud">I go spotting sometimes! Well that is not unusual being a member here! Unusual for a female? Well I guess it's a minority. The comment was made that there will be more female spotters in the future because times are changing, th...

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by VapourTrails
Thu Nov 08, 2001 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX's Cute Little Secret!
Replies: 13
Views: 2347

RE: CX's Cute Little Secret!

There is a photo and small article of CX 'little secret' in October's <I>Australian Aviation</I> for those who get it and have not seen it. It basically says that the Learjet is used for pilot training by BAE systems for various airlines, ..including Qantas. I did a photo search here and this seems ...

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by VapourTrails
Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Happen To Concorde If........
Replies: 4
Views: 3431

RE: What Would Happen To Concorde If........

They would be exhibited around the world in museums? My guess. This is an inevitable question really because reality is they won't fly forever (in our dreams though yes) ..

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by VapourTrails
Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aussie Election - Who Are You Prepared To Vote For
Replies: 20
Views: 2847

RE: Aussie Election - Who Are You Prepared To Vote For

The thing I'm looking forward to is no more campaign ads on TV!!

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by VapourTrails
Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Had A Near Death Experience?
Replies: 13
Views: 2053

RE: Have You Had A Near Death Experience?

I fell off my horse when I was younger and got winded ... I thought I was going gone..! Scary.

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by VapourTrails
Wed Nov 07, 2001 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Turbulence You Heve Felt
Replies: 23
Views: 2449

RE: Worst Turbulence You Heve Felt

In addition to Mighluss' post, I don't recall ever being in a crosswind as such, but coming into MEL last year on A320 it was really rough. I was sitting down the back and as we were coming in to land it felt like the aircraft was out of control <img src="/discussions/graphics/AZZANGEL.gif" ALT...

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by VapourTrails
Wed Nov 07, 2001 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Turbulence You Heve Felt
Replies: 23
Views: 2449

RE: Worst Turbulence You Heve Felt

I have not been in really bad turbulence, not compared to some people's stories I've heard! <I>".. the plane dropped 10000 feet from the sky..never again..!"</I> The worse I can recall is between MEL & DPO in turboprop aircraft, it gets bumpy at times, but not severe. It used to worry me but it does...

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by VapourTrails
Wed Nov 07, 2001 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Half A Million Posts And Going Strong!
Replies: 57
Views: 4338

RE: Half A Million Posts And Going Strong!

Administrator, it's an honour being here!! I have learnt so much and had a lot of fun in the 2+ months I've been here. <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> <img src="/discu...

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by VapourTrails
Wed Nov 07, 2001 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impulse Airlines Cockatoo Livery
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

RE: Impulse Airlines Cockatoo Livery

Anyone else.

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by VapourTrails
Tue Nov 06, 2001 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Have A Theme Song/anthem?
Replies: 78
Views: 2490

RE: Do You Have A Theme Song/anthem?

My favourite songs of the moment are Tightrope and Fragile by Kylie Minogue. Smile/happy/getting dizzy Not themes songs really, but I love them!!

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by VapourTrails
Tue Nov 06, 2001 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Airbus A380 Photos Please
Replies: 5
Views: 2922

RE: Need Airbus A380 Photos Please

 Big thumbs up

Apollo13, do you mean A380?

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by VapourTrails
Tue Nov 06, 2001 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impulse Airlines Cockatoo Livery
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

Impulse Airlines Cockatoo Livery

<br><center><a href="/open.file?id=166812" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/1/8/166812.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="132"></a><br>Photo © Brian Wilkes</...

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by VapourTrails
Tue Nov 06, 2001 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 888 Aborted Takeoof Due To Birds Onboard.
Replies: 13
Views: 3142

RE: CX 888 Aborted Take-off Due To Birds Onboard.

That is terrible! Sad Angry

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by VapourTrails
Tue Nov 06, 2001 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Day Or Night?
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

RE: Day Or Night?

I like both. Flying at night is good when you can see the lights of the cities and the airport. Day flying is good because ..well you can see everything! <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=199277" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size...

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by VapourTrails
Tue Nov 06, 2001 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 888 Aborted Takeoof Due To Birds Onboard.
Replies: 13
Views: 3142

RE: CX 888 Aborted Take-off Due To Birds Onboard.

<I>Cathay Pacific flight number 888 to New York JFK via Vancouver had to abort takeoff by the pilot before gliding</I> (!)?? Anyway, I am trying to imagine 13 birds in somebody's hand luggage? ..this sounds really bizarre! Even if they were small it would have been a fair size.. I saw on BBC <I>Airp...

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by VapourTrails
Mon Nov 05, 2001 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best A.Net Photographer?
Replies: 33
Views: 1727

RE: Best A.Net Photographer?

They're all the best!! Here are some of Glenn Alderton's photos.. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=196539" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/9/3/5/196539.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" borde...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 04, 2001 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Have A Theme Song/anthem?
Replies: 78
Views: 2490

RE: Do You Have A Theme Song/anthem?

I like the 'Earth Beat' version of <I>Island Home</I> better too. I don't know if Christine Anu is working on a new album -- haven't heard or read anything. I heard <I>Shine</I> by Vanessa Amorosi the other day, it was a bit emotional.. <img src="/discussions/graphics/crying.gif" ALT="Crying">

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 04, 2001 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favourite American Product
Replies: 57
Views: 1915

RE: Your Favourite American Product

Microsoft, Boeing, Coca Cola ..  Laugh out loud

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 04, 2001 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security At Small Airports
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

RE: Security At Small Airports

It doesn't sound very good at all -- did you anticipate that you might have been stopped at some point? I have always wanted to go to the hangars for a look but I'm sure that I would be stopped or asked what I am doing there - & that is during the day! Where is Jandakot?

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by VapourTrails
Sun Nov 04, 2001 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Photos Taken At DPO
Replies: 5
Views: 2318

RE: Photos Taken At DPO

JaSpiKE, Thanks for having a look.. <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I found this photo when I did a search just now -- it's 'Spirit of Devonport', named after the city where DPO is. I have flown on this Saab340 quite a few times, but this photo was taken at SYD! <br><cen...

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by VapourTrails
Fri Nov 02, 2001 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Have A Theme Song/anthem?
Replies: 78
Views: 2490

RE: Do You Have A Theme Song/anthem?

Aviatsiya, yes I have the album, it's brilliant! - my other favourites are Sunshine on a Rainy Day and Island Home, but they're all good. I do remember something about that song and Cathy Freeman.. I think she had ''coz I'm free' tatooed on her shoulder..

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by VapourTrails
Fri Nov 02, 2001 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quotes You Live By
Replies: 61
Views: 2560

RE: Quotes You Live By

I find quotes very inspiring, as do many people. Some of my favourites are: <I>"Knowledge is power "Don't offend people on your way up, because you may meet them on the way down! "Love is two people looking out together in the same direction "Life is half over before we know what it's all about "Obs...

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by VapourTrails
Fri Nov 02, 2001 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Photos Taken At DPO
Replies: 5
Views: 2318

RE: Photos Taken At DPO

It's not looking good is it?!  Sad
I'll keep checking the database from time to time ..

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by VapourTrails
Fri Nov 02, 2001 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Dream Flight?
Replies: 22
Views: 1760

RE: Your Dream Flight?

<I>Chasing the sunset in Concorde</I> -- yeah, me too!! and I would be sitting up the front.. <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"...

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