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by PPGMD
Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Embry Riddle
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

RE: Embry Riddle

Wasn't that Mohammed Atta's flightschool ?

Yes and no. Yes there was a Mohanned Atta that attended the school. No it wasn't the one that crashed one of the aircraft into the WTC, the one that attended the school is still alive and flying for an airline elsewhere in the world.

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by PPGMD
Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Status Of NAS Alameda?
Replies: 24
Views: 4509

RE: Status Of NAS Alameda?

Yep it was the USS Ranger, the Enterprise was deployed at the time of filming.

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by PPGMD
Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Army Deorbits Hubble With Artillery (Spoof)
Replies: 3
Views: 2016

RE: Army Deorbits Hubble With Artillery (Spoof)

Because the ASAT is USAF, and the Army wouldn't want the USAF get the credit.

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by PPGMD
Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Serbians Tricked Nato With Decoys: Is This True?
Replies: 12
Views: 6033

RE: Serbians Tricked Nato With Decoys: Is This True?

True they may have saved the air frames, but because they had to spend their time hidden they weren't useful in attacking US forces.

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by PPGMD
Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Aircraft Carrier - No Of Aircraft
Replies: 38
Views: 11712

RE: Aircraft Carrier - No Of Aircraft

<i> If the escorts burn jet fuel, then that's one less type fuel (oil) the fleet has to provide to a CVN battle group.</i> The <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> LM2500 that power most of the ships of the US Navy shouldn't have much of an issue burning <acronym title="Air Bosn...

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by PPGMD
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Thunderbirds Vs Blueangles
Replies: 26
Views: 17659

RE: Thunderbirds Vs Blueangles

Skill wise I would say that they are about the same, but I feel that the Blue Angels better choreograph theirs shows, during a Blue Angel show there is always something happening at air show center, while often there are periods of dead time during the average Thunderbird show. But none of this can ...

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by PPGMD
Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Whats The Best Cannon In The Sky?
Replies: 32
Views: 5643

RE: Whats The Best Cannon In The Sky?

I would have to go with the GAU-8, there something about a weapon system that can deplete it's ammo supply in under 30 seconds, and can slow the aircraft down, that brings a smile to my face. But for air to air you would probably want a smaller round so you could fit more into the aircraft. But if w...

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by PPGMD
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Insurgents Hold Action Figure In Iraq Hostage
Replies: 16
Views: 2390

RE: Insurgents Hold Action Figure In Iraq Hostage

Well I heard that the President Bush Action Figure staged a raid, and saved Special Forces Cody.

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by PPGMD
Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Insurance Rates For Small GA
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

RE: Insurance Rates For Small GA

I don't think it's the seats that cause the insurance jump, but the nature of the aircraft, most 6 seat aircraft fall under the high performance, where as most 4 seaters are just under the <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> requirements. Either way the insurance costs for pilo...

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by PPGMD
Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A+/Network+/Security+ Certifications
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

RE: A+/Network+/Security+ Certifications

A+ is worthless, took me 10 minutes max to pass each part. It's simply the <acronym title="Georgetown - Sussex County (GED), USA - Delaware">GED</acronym> of computers. Myself I am MCSE, A+, Net+, and CCNA. Otherthan my MCSE used for my Microsoft Certfied Partner status the rest have been worthless.

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by PPGMD
Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Engine Acft East Coast To Bermuda
Replies: 7
Views: 7764

RE: Single Engine Acft East Coast To Bermuda

A PC-12 should be able to do that with ease, and get fuel there. Personally I don't see much a problem, as long as you enjoy a good swim if things go bad.

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by PPGMD
Wed Feb 02, 2005 3:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Insurance Rates For Small GA
Replies: 3
Views: 3089

RE: Insurance Rates For Small GA

If you have over 100 hours multiengine time, and more than 25-50 hours in type your insurance should be fairly low. My insurance on the Baron is about $4,000 a year, with $1 million hull coverage, I think my insurance on my BMW was slightly more expensive, go figure. Certificate shouldn't matter eit...

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by PPGMD
Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Not Airbus For US Tanker Requirement: Answered
Replies: 91
Views: 9813

RE: Why Not Airbus For US Tanker Requirement: Answered

<I>Maybe they can be involved in a semi commercial deal Euro tanker / R<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> style.</i> That would sink the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-330 even faster than the Titanic. The US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> doesn't want...

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by PPGMD
Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrats Charged With Slashing Republicans' Tires
Replies: 58
Views: 3871

RE: Democrats Charged With Slashing Republicans' Tires

The same thing happened to my mother, they keyed her car quite badly, simply for having a Bush sticker on her car.

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by PPGMD
Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Not Airbus For US Tanker Requirement: Answered
Replies: 91
Views: 9813

RE: Why Not Airbus For US Tanker Requirement: Answered

The problem is that the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-330 is not a <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 replacement, it's a <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 replacement, and the US<acronym title="Air F...

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by PPGMD
Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Not Airbus For US Tanker Requirement: Answered
Replies: 91
Views: 9813

RE: Why Not Airbus For US Tanker Requirement: Answered

<I>Won't a <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-767 have a new boom design? Are anyone who were involved in building the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 boom still around? I doubt it.</i> It's a new system from the US<acronym title="Air ...

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by PPGMD
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 What If? Diversion? Runway?
Replies: 38
Views: 7772

RE: A380 What If? Diversion? Runway?

<i>During the live roll-out ceremony ( I watched it on German <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> programme ZDF ) it was mentioned that the A380 COULD even land safely on a 2000m runway! There are quite a lot of this length around...</i> Now my expirences center around <acronym ti...

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by PPGMD
Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ret. US Air Force Gen To Head Eads Tanker Mktg
Replies: 38
Views: 6619

RE: Ret. US Air Force Gen To Head Eads Tanker Mktg

Columbia, In almost all those cases the aircraft you sighted are not crucial systems like a tanker is, and with exception of the <acronym title="Avianca (Colombia)">AV</acronym>-8A, the local manufacturer provides almost full support for the aircraft, while under the proposed deal, the <acronym titl...

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by PPGMD
Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ret. US Air Force Gen To Head Eads Tanker Mktg
Replies: 38
Views: 6619

RE: Ret. US Air Force Gen To Head Eads Tanker Mktg

The US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> thinks the size is relavent, because they are able to fit more aircraft per a tarmac, that and the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-330 is bigger than all but one aircraft in it's inventory. You also forget that one of the...

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by PPGMD
Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New Ipod Shuffle
Replies: 31
Views: 2620

RE: The New Ipod Shuffle

<i>It randomly shuffles through songs - you cannot select what songs you want to hear in what order</i> Actually you can. The iPod Shuffle has two modes, first is a mode where the it selects a random selection of 120-250 songs, and plays them in random order. The next mode is where you select what y...

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by PPGMD
Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ret. US Air Force Gen To Head Eads Tanker Mktg
Replies: 38
Views: 6619

RE: Ret. US Air Force Gen To Head Eads Tanker Mktg

I think the poster was referring to political capitol that the GOP might get if they gave it to Boeing. Particularly in a state that they just narrowly lost.

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by PPGMD
Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ret. US Air Force Gen To Head Eads Tanker Mktg
Replies: 38
Views: 6619

RE: Ret. US Air Force Gen To Head Eads Tanker Mktg

True, but production is still in Washington for many of it's airframes.

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by PPGMD
Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ret. US Air Force Gen To Head Eads Tanker Mktg
Replies: 38
Views: 6619

RE: Ret. US Air Force Gen To Head Eads Tanker Mktg

I don't trust biographies, there are many officers that seem descent according to their biography, but are complete idiots in real life. The only thing that I could accept, are the opinions of the men who served under him. And as we have discussed to death in other threads, the US<acronym title="Air...

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by PPGMD
Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Navy Sub Incident...How Embarassing!
Replies: 21
Views: 2335

RE: US Navy Sub Incident...How Embarassing!

<I>the sonar is set up for looking down, not so much in front.</i> Depends on which one they were using at the moment. If they were using passive, then there was no way that they could have seen the mountain. If they were active, they might have been able to see it. They also have some gear that pro...

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by PPGMD
Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Navy Sub Incident...How Embarassing!
Replies: 21
Views: 2335

RE: US Navy Sub Incident...How Embarassing!

<I>Why? It's basically a PDF viewer with a pocket calculator tacked on. Pilots still have the paper charts on them and the EFB has zero responsibility for any part of the aircraft's control... Windows jokes are lame and moronic. Get real</i> I am sure that Kaddyuck, being not even out of school yet,...

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by PPGMD
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Forty Year Old Technology Going To Iraq
Replies: 132
Views: 6286

RE: Forty Year Old Technology Going To Iraq

<I>As I said before, Falcon . . . . better, newer, cheaper . . . the Dumsfeld Chronicles . . . . it doesn't work. </i> Actually if you look at the History, the HMMWV was first used in lieu of <acronym title="Napa - Napa County (APC), USA - California">APC</acronym>'s under President Clinton's admini...

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by PPGMD
Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Victory For The Conservatives
Replies: 100
Views: 4345

RE: Another Victory For The Conservatives

If Al Queda "cleaned up there act", would America accept those pigs in to the mainstream and be allowed to sponsor hiways?

Unfortunately... yes. Now it's up to the state to decide whether or not they wish to take the money.

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by PPGMD
Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Victory For The Conservatives
Replies: 100
Views: 4345

RE: Another Victory For The Conservatives

Why is it that conservatives fail to see that the KKK is a terrorist group?

As much as I hate the Klan, they have been very careful in recent years to keep their act clean, and crime free. There is nothing wrong with the idiots demonstrating, as long as they stay that way.

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by PPGMD
Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-106 Delta Dart
Replies: 11
Views: 5786

RE: F-106 Delta Dart

The airplane flies better without you than with you!!

Actually many of our modern spin recovery procedures come from this observation.

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by PPGMD
Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush 41, Clinton To Lead Fund Raising For Tsunami
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

RE: Bush 41, Clinton To Lead Fund Raising For Tsunami

I am told that he has "facts" that prove, that it was a test of one of the new bunker busting nukes developed by the Lockheed Martin, that passed through Columbine, and approved by the White House, that caused the earthquake that generated the wave. Haliburton then used oil slicks, to aim the wave w...

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by PPGMD
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jeb Bush To Asia?....WHY
Replies: 39
Views: 2232

RE: Jeb Bush To Asia?....WHY

Not only that, but Jeb's state, recently underwent a major disaster it elf with 4 hurricanes striking the state. So would say Jeb has some experience dealing with disasters, considering many of the problems are the same, just on a smaller scale.

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by PPGMD
Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mac V. Windows
Replies: 68
Views: 2064

RE: Mac V. Windows

VirtualPC is the program that allows you to emulate a x86 Computer enviroment. Similar to the emulation used to play old video games on the computer. It creates as the name implys a virtual <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym>, that acts like a normal c...

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by PPGMD
Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mac V. Windows
Replies: 68
Views: 2064

RE: Mac V. Windows

<I>The windows firewall does on a scale of 1-10, a 5 or 4. If you want to have real protection on a windows, you need to buy something like Norton or McAfee (which I hate, go Norton!). But with Mac, you don't have to worry at all. </i> If you are concerned about external worms, the Windows firewall ...

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by PPGMD
Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mac V. Windows
Replies: 68
Views: 2064

RE: Mac V. Windows

<I>Good for you... But not everybody is a Windows expert. And according to the number of Windows-specific attack attempts (which are thus harmless for my Mac) I can see here every day, you need to stay alert all the time.</i> Of course windows is attacked, considering that they are at least 90% of t...

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by PPGMD
Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mac V. Windows
Replies: 68
Views: 2064

RE: Mac V. Windows

Klaus, USB was an Intel product. Firewire, was a mac product. But it's simply a matter of preference, I have been using <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym>'s for years, I have a <acronym title="Air Guizhou (China) and Allegiant Air (USA)">G4</acronym> ...

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by PPGMD
Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Fighters Buzz Kitty Hawk?
Replies: 25
Views: 12345

RE: Russian Fighters Buzz Kitty Hawk?

Sure it didn't look good, but if we really wanted them shot down, they would have been without launching a single fighter.

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by PPGMD
Tue Dec 28, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumsfed....UAL93 Was Shot Down
Replies: 32
Views: 3005

RE: Rumsfed....UAL93 Was Shot Down

AA777, I am of Persian descent. Not only do I fly around regularly, by I also go overseas on a regular basis these days (with a possible trip to Iraq in my future ugh). Two members of my extended family have been denied visas because of connections with the Iranian regime. Now if anyone was to be pr...

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by PPGMD
Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumsfed....UAL93 Was Shot Down
Replies: 32
Views: 3005

RE: Rumsfed....UAL93 Was Shot Down

AA777, Have you read the Patriot Act? I have overall it has many good measures, it has some poorly worded measures, and a couple of down right stupid measures that should be removed. But even with those please detail how you rights have been stepped on by the administration, other than some annoyanc...

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by PPGMD
Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumsfed....UAL93 Was Shot Down
Replies: 32
Views: 3005

RE: Rumsfed....UAL93 Was Shot Down

Yu138086, And most of the world considers the US the great Satan, or some derivative of that thought. Anyways if it was shot down, wouldn't it have been better for the administration for it to have been announced because it was accused to be asleep at the wheel during 9/11. Having a terrorist plane ...

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by PPGMD
Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumsfed....UAL93 Was Shot Down
Replies: 32
Views: 3005

RE: Rumsfed....UAL93 Was Shot Down

Well first we should note that the link is a RUSH transcript, so it's not perfect like some done a few days later is. So he could have said brought down, and the transcriber may have miss heard. Even if he did say shot down, it's simply a slip of the tongue because it would actually look better for ...

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by PPGMD
Sat Dec 25, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Lingo
Replies: 8
Views: 6412

RE: ATC Lingo

Stateside, they all have the same ATIS information, we just rotate the letters every 30 minutes and in order, there is no regard for the change of day. ATIS also provides airport information like runway and taxiway closures, They are often done by controllers, and a few controllers like to have fun ...

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by PPGMD
Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Delta IV Heavy Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 3618

RE: Delta IV Heavy Launch

I saw it all SATL... via the webcast. Didn't see anything here, we can see the shuttle on clear days.

Which today was a clear day, except for some clouds over Orlando area at 5500. *shrugs* Should have seen it, but didn't.

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by PPGMD
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Delta IV Heavy Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 3618

RE: Delta IV Heavy Launch

Successful stage separation, and deployment. Successful fairing release. Looks to be a complete success to me.

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by PPGMD
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Delta IV Heavy Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 3618

RE: Delta IV Heavy Launch

Strap on booster separation successful

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by PPGMD
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Delta IV Heavy Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 3618

RE: Delta IV Heavy Launch

No cloud that I can see here in Sarasota, too bad I look forward to see the cloud for the shuttle launches I can't goto in person.

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by PPGMD
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Delta IV Heavy Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 3618

RE: Delta IV Heavy Launch

lift off, looks good

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by PPGMD
Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VF-103 Jolly Rogers Last Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 4598

RE: VF-103 Jolly Rogers Last Cruise

It was passed along in an e-mail, but it's on their website.

http://www.lemoore.navy.mil/vfa-2/images/gallery/e02.JPG

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by PPGMD
Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VF-103 Jolly Rogers Last Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 4598

RE: VF-103 Jolly Rogers Last Cruise

I wonder if they are going to do an old and the new photo shoot like the VFA-2 did when they transitioned.

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by PPGMD
Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Did Space Ship One Take Off On Its Own Power...
Replies: 6
Views: 4878

RE: Did Space Ship One Take Off On Its Own Power...

The White Knight carried it to about 50,000' and then it released. Similar to the launch of the X-1 or the X-15.

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by PPGMD
Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: So Boeing Is Not State Subsidised?
Replies: 37
Views: 4197

RE: So Boeing Is Not State Subsidised?

Where is that obsession picture that the guys like to use in Non-Av for the political threads, we need it here for KEESJE. Since every thread seems to be turned in a <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-330 thread here. We went from talking about the Delta <acronym title="...

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