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by VapourTrails
Tue Oct 02, 2001 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any Airlines That Recruit Female Pilots?
Replies: 38
Views: 7503

RE: Are There Any Airlines That Recruit Female Pilots?

Yes, I imagine most airlines in the world would recruit female pilots...Why not?? Besides the fact that it would be discrimination and against equal employment opportunity if they didn't (say). If a woman can pass all the exams, training etc., and prove she can fly just as well as a bloke shouldn't ...

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by VapourTrails
Mon Oct 01, 2001 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Or Soda?
Replies: 20
Views: 1562

RE: Pop Or Soda?

Australia: soft drink!  Smile

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by VapourTrails
Mon Oct 01, 2001 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Proud Of Your Country?
Replies: 22
Views: 2524

RE: Are You Proud Of Your Country?

I am proud of my country Australia  <img src="/discussions/graphics/AZZANGEL.gif" ALT="Innocent"> especially at the Olympics last year. I am fourth generation Australian born, my family is from Irish, Welsh and Scottish migrants. I feel very lucky to live in Australia, and I'm not saying I'm pr...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 30, 2001 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loudest Jet
Replies: 79
Views: 6356

RE: Loudest Jet

Based on my opinion the noisiest jet I have heard is the B727 (from the ground). This is not including the Air Force jets which are VERY NOISY!!!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif" ALT="Wow!"> Interior-wise I would definitely say the BAe146-200, which is why I try to avoid flying on it i...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 30, 2001 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Mark 2 - Absolutely Fabulous
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

RE: Ansett Mark 2 - Absolutely Fabulous

Love the picture and a great article too!! I saw some of these A320 aircraft, doing what they were designed to do, yesterday, high in the sky over New South Wales. It was lovely weather for flying too.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> On another note, I saw on the news b...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 30, 2001 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nobody Cares... But The Whole World Needs To Know!
Replies: 13
Views: 2559

RE: Nobody Cares... But The Whole World Needs To Know!

That's great!! It seems like no-one cares, but you are doing it for yourself right? People will most likely take more notice when you are flying a while and you get more experience (they might even envy you then!!). When I tell people I would like to fly I get a combination of  <img src="/discu...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 30, 2001 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Global?
Replies: 40
Views: 1550

RE: A.net Global?

klmfan,

Yeah, that happened to me the first time I attempted to start a new topic! Embarrassment I think you have to open a new window, where you haven't replied to a post previously in that session. That worked for me..

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by VapourTrails
Sat Sep 29, 2001 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Discussions On Airliners.net
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

RE: Discussions On Airliners.net

Thanks for the replies regarding my post, including one from the Administrator. I wasn't sure what kind of responses I would get, but I was relieved to know there are others out there that have the same view. What prompted me to post the message I guess was that among other things, 'bad' posts had b...

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by VapourTrails
Sat Sep 29, 2001 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does The Current Qantas Livery Need The Flick?
Replies: 17
Views: 2451

RE: Does The Current Qantas Livery Need The Flick?

Yes I think it does actually!! I thought of this a while ago and again more recently - that it IS a bit boring (sorry Qantas) - although it is very recognisable as you say. Not the kangaroo with the wings again please! Larger titles yes perhaps..I like the red going under the fuselage ... but does i...

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by VapourTrails
Sat Sep 29, 2001 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Time Is It?
Replies: 28
Views: 2076

RE: What Time Is It?

8:50pm Saturday evening, we are 10 hours ahead of GMT (in eastern Australia).

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by VapourTrails
Sat Sep 29, 2001 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A.net Global?
Replies: 40
Views: 1550

RE: A.net Global?

G'day from Australia!  Smile

WE are the ones who have kangaroos! Big grin

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by VapourTrails
Fri Sep 28, 2001 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Came And Went
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

RE: Airlines That Came And Went

 Smokin cool Here is a link from the web:
http://www.publicdebate.com.au/is/463/index.html

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by VapourTrails
Fri Sep 28, 2001 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Songs-Airplane/Travel Version
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

RE: Songs-Airplane/Travel Version

PanAm747,

B. ... me home ...

Haven't seen the video, but is it Take Me Home by Phil Collins??

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by VapourTrails
Fri Sep 28, 2001 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice Wings
Replies: 6
Views: 1081

RE: Nice Wings

Good question Early Air, I have wondered this myself. Virgin Blue aircraft, those 'red things' have not had their wings painted. My guess is it's harder to paint here or touch up, or is it more labour intensive? Maybe someone who works for VB could verify this! <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=185...

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by VapourTrails
Fri Sep 28, 2001 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Likes Their Job Or School?
Replies: 16
Views: 2411

RE: Who Likes Their Job Or School?

I like my job, I feel 'lucky' that I have a job!! I wanted to be a flight attendent when I was younger, but my Mum talked me out of it. Looking back that was probably a good thing. I would like to find out more about being a flight dispatcher, that would be interesting I think, hard work though? .. ...

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by VapourTrails
Fri Sep 28, 2001 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Songs-Airplane/Travel Version
Replies: 12
Views: 1195

RE: Songs-Airplane/Travel Version

Yes, C would be Learning to Fly by Tom Petty wouldn't it?

What about these ones...

....727 at night...

...please fasten your seatbelts...

clue: Australian artists.

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by VapourTrails
Thu Sep 27, 2001 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Placement: Does It Matter?
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

RE: Engine Placement: Does It Matter?

Thanks Lehpron for asking this question, and R4D-5 for enlightening me about the DC-10 engine configuration ... (that had been bugging me for years, would you believe...)

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by VapourTrails
Thu Sep 27, 2001 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Discussions On Airliners.net
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Discussions On Airliners.net

I have been a member of Airliners.net for the last six weeks, and while I have enjoyed participating in or reading the various forums and discussions, I am constantly amazed at the amount of hatred, spite and retaliation that has occured or occurs between members during the discussions. Sometimes th...

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by VapourTrails
Thu Sep 27, 2001 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YAY Ansett Back In The Air!
Replies: 39
Views: 2875

RE: YAY Ansett Back In The Air!

Yeah!! I am so happy, can't wait to see them flying over!

Go Airbus!! A320 - fly-by-wire.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by VapourTrails
Wed Sep 26, 2001 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Girls Don't Seem Interested In Me, Why?
Replies: 53
Views: 28476

RE: Girls Don't Seem Interested In Me, Why?

JetBlue-320 is no longer a member of Airliners.net??

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by VapourTrails
Wed Sep 26, 2001 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Living In A Plane
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

RE: Living In A Plane

Here is the link to the first page. A lot of the links are broken but are being worked on...

http://members.aol.com/airplanehome%20com/

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by VapourTrails
Wed Sep 26, 2001 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Living In A Plane
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

RE: Living In A Plane

Thanks!! I was able to get into it just now and have a quick look, but I can't get further than the first page.. sounds fascinating!!

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by VapourTrails
Wed Sep 26, 2001 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Only.....impulse
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

RE: If Only.....impulse

Was it their plan to become to part of Qantas from the beginning? I didn't know that. Remember they were not a new airline, they just expanded their operations and introduced the B717 and added new routes etc (feel free to correct me here). I definately think they would now be in a good operating po...

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by VapourTrails
Tue Sep 25, 2001 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rough And Smooth Landings
Replies: 13
Views: 2787

RE: Rough And Smooth Landings

Thanks for the really good answers here. It was not my intention to criticise the pilots at all when I asked this question, believe me! I have learnt more here than I ever would have known otherwise ... the most suprising thing being that hard landings are sometimes intentional. I'll remember that n...

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by VapourTrails
Mon Sep 24, 2001 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence At Hong Kong
Replies: 15
Views: 3567

RE: Turbulence At Hong Kong

Hkgspotter1,

That's OK, they're great!! I chose it from the 'most popular of all time' selection.

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by VapourTrails
Mon Sep 24, 2001 8:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Would Happen If Braces And Braces Touch?
Replies: 8
Views: 2326

RE: What Would Happen If Braces And Braces Touch?

This topic is so  Laugh out loud !! The ol' tin grin! I had this 'condition' for a couple of years in the 1980's, my opinion here is ..it's better without them!!  Laugh out loud

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by VapourTrails
Mon Sep 24, 2001 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence At Hong Kong
Replies: 15
Views: 3567

RE: Turbulence At Hong Kong

Oops!! - does this count?!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud"> <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=122621" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/2/6/122621.jpg" ALT="Clic...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 23, 2001 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best And Worst Airline Commercial
Replies: 22
Views: 3331

RE: Best And Worst Airline Commercial

Oh yes, I've thought of another one, <I>"Spread your wings with Southern Australia, spread your wings and fly, we try a little harder at Southern Australia, the pride of the Southern sky"</I> - or something to that effect - but I  <img src="/discussions/graphics/love.gif" ALT="Love"> (ed) it!!!...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 23, 2001 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shock! CX May Dump Taipei!
Replies: 29
Views: 1981

RE: Shock! CX May Dump Taipei!

Where's Cx flyboy..

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 23, 2001 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Takeoff
Replies: 35
Views: 8814

RE: 727 Takeoff

I like this thread. The 727 used to be my favourite aircraft, I'm not sure why, ...you always knew when it was near though (and not so near) - because of the noise!! I last flew on one in 1996 and they are since retired in Australian skies, commercially at least..actually I'm not sure if there are a...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 23, 2001 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best And Worst Airline Commercial
Replies: 22
Views: 3331

RE: Best And Worst Airline Commercial

Best: Kendell Airlines, only short with no dialogue only music, but beautiful!!
Also I'll have to say the Qantas, I Still Call Australia Home commercial.

Worst: I don't have one ... is there such a thing?  Big grin

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 23, 2001 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will You Give Up Spotting?
Replies: 25
Views: 1941

RE: Will You Give Up Spotting?

No I will not! At least in your own backyard people can not tell you to move on or give you strange looks ... With Ansett not flying and Impulse gone though there is not a lot to spot, only red fuselages or red tails with kangaroos on them.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Win...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 23, 2001 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Color Schemes, Painted Or Decals?
Replies: 15
Views: 2051

RE: Color Schemes, Painted Or Decals?

While on the topic.. How often would an aircraft be repainted in it's lifetime? How often does it need repainting if it stays with the same airline and has the same livery for many years? Does painting and repainting affect the metal underneath after a while, or does it help preserve it longer? Sorr...

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 23, 2001 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rough And Smooth Landings
Replies: 13
Views: 2787

Rough And Smooth Landings

Why are some landings really smooth and others are hard or very rough, in normal conditions?

Also how often is the autoland used and when it is used the most?

Thanks =

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by VapourTrails
Sat Sep 22, 2001 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Girls Don't Seem Interested In Me, Why?
Replies: 53
Views: 28476

RE: Girls Don't Seem Interested In Me, Why?

Yes, please tell us what happens JetBlue-320. Look girls probably are interested in you, you just haven't noticed. Sometimes we can be subtle too for various reasons. My 2c: The chemistry is either there or it isn't, and if it isn't, then you've still got friendship, and there is nothing wrong with ...

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by VapourTrails
Sat Sep 22, 2001 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No FS2002 Release - This Goes Too Far!
Replies: 31
Views: 2806

RE: No FS2002 Release - This Goes Too Far!

I'm so keen to get my hands on FS2002, or FS2000 for that matter, that I've listed it as one of my hobbies, even though I have yet to get my PC upgraded to be able to use it!!! I've wanted to join a virtual airline for at least a year now. I have a lot to learn about FS but I am looking forward to it.

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by VapourTrails
Fri Sep 21, 2001 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Warns Of Crisis
Replies: 51
Views: 2795

RE: Singapore Warns Of Crisis

 Sad Now after reading this thread, I am depressed!! (no not really but you know what I am getting at). Please lighten up here, and HAVE FUN!! and Singapore_Air choose your words carefully.

...Now what was the topic???!!

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by VapourTrails
Thu Sep 20, 2001 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stereotypes Of Pilots?
Replies: 35
Views: 12577

RE: Stereotypes Of Pilots?

<I>Women's view:</I> There has always seemed to be this stereotype that pilots are male, but as we know there are women pilots (and Captains), just not as many!! I was on a flight recently where the Captain was a woman. SophieMaltese, I am envious of you! as you have taken that step into the male do...

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by VapourTrails
Tue Sep 18, 2001 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photos Of Diverted Aircrafts In Halifax
Replies: 15
Views: 2499

RE: Photos Of Diverted Aircrafts In Halifax

Great pictures!!  Big thumbs up

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by VapourTrails
Tue Sep 18, 2001 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More Cockpit Visits At Cathay.
Replies: 6
Views: 2973

RE: No More Cockpit Visits At Cathay.

Sounds like a good thing to me.  Sad

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by VapourTrails
Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noisy And Screechy Brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 3279

RE: Noisy And Screechy Brakes

Thanks for the responses so far..
Two aircraft I can specifically refer to is the DC-10 or the B737-376 (or 476).

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by VapourTrails
Tue Sep 18, 2001 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine Placement: Does It Matter?
Replies: 13
Views: 6088

RE: Engine Placement: Does It Matter?

Ths discussion is very interesting. I've found the BAe 146 to be noisy in either the back or the front, because of where the engines are placed.. My question is what are the advantages if any of putting one here as in this? <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=186596" target="_blank"><font color="#EEE...

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by VapourTrails
Mon Sep 17, 2001 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phobia Of Flying?
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

RE: Phobia Of Flying?

Herman, Based on my own experience of having a mild fear of flying in the past, I also recommend to him/her find out about what is involved in a typical flight as well as how to be responsible for your own safety. Any book you can obtain on fear of flying, being a backseat flyer or even how aeroplan...

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by VapourTrails
Mon Sep 17, 2001 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Administrarot 'to Quit'
Replies: 1
Views: 1202

RE: Ansett Administrator Quit!

Here is the article on ABC news website as at 10:00 pm approx AEST.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2001/09/item20010917011255_1.htm

 Confused

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by VapourTrails
Mon Sep 17, 2001 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Australia - What You Liked Best
Replies: 23
Views: 1531

RE: Ansett Australia - What You Liked Best

It does not matter that I've lost my global rewards points. Does anyone know who designed that livery/tail design? (sorry if already discussed previous..)

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by VapourTrails
Sun Sep 16, 2001 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For All Those Thinking Of Leaving The Site
Replies: 25
Views: 4457

RE: For All Those Thinking Of Leaving The Site

Ryu2, Well said. I am going to print these articles off and keep them as a reminder to why I became a member here. I have accepted for many years that I was born for a love of aviation - it was never a decision I made. Modern technology allows us to share this love with like-minded people all round ...

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by VapourTrails
Sat Sep 15, 2001 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noisy And Screechy Brakes
Replies: 6
Views: 3279

Noisy And Screechy Brakes

I don't think this topic has been discussed before so here goes. I have been on a few flights over the last eight years or so where the brakes have been so noisy and screechy during taxiing and stopping after landing that it sounds like there must be something wrong with them!? Is this noise normal?...

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by VapourTrails
Sat Sep 15, 2001 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For All The Die-hard Spotters
Replies: 24
Views: 3192

RE: For All The Die-hard Spotters

SEA nw DC10 I totally agree with your comment. My 2c: It has been plain to see that airport security had been getting slacker over the past few years. Two weeks ago on a flight we were given metal knives and forks to eat with (in economy too instead of the usual plastic). Two days ago we got no cutl...

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by VapourTrails
Sat Sep 15, 2001 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Am Being Assigned My First International Route!
Replies: 27
Views: 2663

RE: I Am Being Assigned My First International Route!

Congratulations Varig  Big thumbs up Thanks for sharing the good news with all of us. Happy flying!!

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by VapourTrails
Sat Sep 15, 2001 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Australia - What You Liked Best
Replies: 23
Views: 1531

RE: Ansett Australia - What You Liked Best

The pilots  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> No seriously, they always got me and my family to our destinations safely over many years.. delays or no delays. The staff were all very helpful. I had always wanted to work for Ansett if I ever joined the airline industry, ove...

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