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by andz
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 7431

Re: Terrorist attack in London

I can't believe that they are contemplating an investigation into why 8 officers fired "an unprecedented" 50 rounds. They were wearing "suicide vests" and had already killed and injured who knew how many, neutralise the assholes then count the number saved, not cartridge cases. P...

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by andz
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: KQ 787 goes supersonic!
Replies: 10
Views: 2704

KQ 787 goes supersonic!

Last Sunday I was on KQ761 JNB-NBO and noticed that we were making good speed :)

Image

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by andz
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 'world's youngest female airline captain' ?
Replies: 48
Views: 9677

Re: The 'world's youngest female airline captain' ?

"She flies to around 100 destinations across the world"

Huh? Across the world? This is Easyjet, right?

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by andz
Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Philippe Petit and the Twin Towers - 42 years today
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Philippe Petit and the Twin Towers - 42 years today

By chance I was channel surfing this afternoon and the movie "The Walk" was on one of the channels. I selected it and the movie was right at the point where the walk between the towers was starting. I watched the movie to the end then went online to find out more, only to discover that tod...

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by andz
Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do hornblowing bother you?
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Do hornblowing bother you?

Don't go to Cairo if car horns bother you.

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by andz
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 314038

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I HATE this new abomination. What a load of crap. There was nothing wrong with the old site, have you never heard of "if it ain't broke don't fix it"? Just terrible. Thank God we aren't paying anymore because I won't pay for this.

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by andz
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Phones Off For 'more Sophisicated Landing System'
Replies: 25
Views: 6036

RE: Phones Off For 'more Sophisicated Landing System'

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/A320ajm" class="quote" target="_blank">A320ajm</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>even going into overhead lockers to t...

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by andz
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Desolate Long-Range Routes?
Replies: 96
Views: 24088

RE: Most Desolate Long-Range Routes?

I love these old threads..... <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Faro" class="quote" target="_blank">Faro</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>can <acronym title...

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by andz
Sat May 28, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF990 Squawking #7700
Replies: 4
Views: 9289

RE: AF990 Squawking #7700

I was wondering why it was missing when I passed JNB this morning. Any news on the reschedule?

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by andz
Sat May 28, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JNB Spotters: Air Canada 77L Inbound
Replies: 45
Views: 12468

RE: JNB Spotters: Air Canada 77L Inbound

I saw it parked at <acronym title="Johannesburg - OR Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAOR), South Africa">JNB</acronym> this morning and was wondering why it was here, nice to see another new livery here. Speaking of new liveries here, I missed Ed Force One last weekend  <img border=0 sr...

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by andz
Sun May 15, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Leaving A Phone Switched On Be Dangerous?
Replies: 45
Views: 7473

RE: Can Leaving A Phone Switched On Be Dangerous?

There is no consistency between different airlines but my opinion is if the airline requires it to be off, turn it off. If nobody obeys the rules, there will be anarchy (I mean rules in general). I recently flew <acronym title="Kenya Airways">KQ</acronym> <acronym title="Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta (Emb...

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by andz
Sun May 15, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Were Your First 747 Series Flights?
Replies: 103
Views: 6130

RE: What Were Your First 747 Series Flights?

My first 747 flight was in November 1972 on SAA, a 742 from <acronym title="Harare (Salisbury) - International (HRE / FVHA), Zimbabwe">HRE</acronym> (then Salisbury)-<acronym title="Luanda - 4 de Fevereiro (Belas) (LAD / FNLU), Angola">LAD</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), Un...

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by andz
Sun May 15, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 17250

RE: African Aviation Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eastafspot" class="quote" target="_blank">eastafspot</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>Asian (and <acronym title="Dubai - I...

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by andz
Sun May 15, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Aviation Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 17250

RE: African Aviation Thread

What is the logic of the <acronym title="Kenya Airways">KQ</acronym> 788 to <acronym title="Johannesburg - OR Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAOR), South Africa">JNB</acronym>? I flew <acronym title="Johannesburg - OR Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAOR), South Africa">JNB</acronym>-...

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by andz
Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ¼-inch Bit Drill Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2765

RE: ¼-inch Bit Drill Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Airstud" class="quote" target="_blank">Airstud</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>a few weeks ago</i></font></td></tr><...

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by andz
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Leicester Win The Premiership? II
Replies: 123
Views: 6784

RE: Can Leicester Win The Premiership? II

As per my reply in the previous thread I fear they will be bumped on the last day, although I would love to see them win it.

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by andz
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Loudest Reverse-thrust On Landing
Replies: 25
Views: 11995

RE: Loudest Reverse-thrust On Landing

I don't remember VC10 or 727 but the 737 classic was hectic, as mentioned above if you were in the wrong row you could look straight into the clamshell!

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by andz
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Top Gear Presenter Lineup
Replies: 58
Views: 2804

RE: New Top Gear Presenter Lineup

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/winterlight" class="quote" target="_blank">winterlight</a> (<a href="#47" class="quote">Reply 47</a>):<br/><i>Suppose he's happy fixing his truc...

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by andz
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Leicester Win The Premiership?
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

RE: Can Leicester Win The Premiership?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YVRLTN" class="quote" target="_blank">YVRLTN</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>The only real tough one is Arsenal away - an...

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by andz
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chest Pains Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 3286

RE: Chest Pains Thread

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>rip out some chest hair when he ...

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by andz
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bathroom Attendants: Whats The Point?
Replies: 31
Views: 3474

RE: Bathroom Attendants: Whats The Point?

The worst I ever saw was in a dingy pub in Duesseldorf Altstadt, the bathroom attendant had a paper plate of jelly babies next to the tip plate. I was in Cairo recently and we went on a river cruise, the attendant opened the tap and offered paper towels. I took the paper towels, said thank you, used...

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by andz
Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Top Gear Presenter Lineup
Replies: 58
Views: 2804

RE: New Top Gear Presenter Lineup

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/winterlight" class="quote" target="_blank">winterlight</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>No Guy Martin as many predicted. <...

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by andz
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Leicester Win The Premiership?
Replies: 19
Views: 1730

RE: Can Leicester Win The Premiership?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Toni_" class="quote" target="_blank">Toni_</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Sun 14/02/16 PRL Arsenal 13 : 00 Leicester City ...

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by andz
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe Votes To Continue To Poison Its Own
Replies: 41
Views: 2710

RE: Europe Votes To Continue To Poison Its Own

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>Well, that just sums it up. "I c...

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by andz
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sir Terry Wogan Has Died, Aged 77
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

RE: Sir Terry Wogan Has Died, Aged 77

January has been a rough month, for celebs and friends and colleagues. Lots of names, famous and otherwise, gone.

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by andz
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Walked Into A Bar" Jokes.
Replies: 36
Views: 7802

RE: "Walked Into A Bar" Jokes.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>A horse walks into a bar</i...

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by andz
Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apple Announces Slowest IPhones Sales Since 2007
Replies: 59
Views: 2768

RE: Apple Announces Slowest IPhones Sales Since 2007

I upgraded to a 6S on Tuesday which makes it the 5th iPhone in our house. I started with a 4S, then a 5S and now the 6S. My wife's first iPhone was a 5 and she has a 6 now. As my upgrade date approached I was reticent to move from the 5S as the size was perfect, but when I went for the upgrade I got...

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by andz
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is 'Ladies First' A Thing Of The Past?
Replies: 90
Views: 3373

RE: Is 'Ladies First' A Thing Of The Past?

I will always open a door for a woman. It is how I was raised and it is just automatic. I do get some funny looks when I do it wearing my bike club colours and holding my helmet. In the African culture it is common for a man to walk first, but this is to protect the woman from impending danger. Howe...

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by andz
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do You Say You Car Fuel Consumpion?
Replies: 63
Views: 2874

RE: How Do You Say You Car Fuel Consumpion?

I have had the same motorcycle for almost 12 years and I have no idea what the fuel consumption is. It has a 19 litre tank, when the gauge gets down to 1 bar I fill it up. The gauge has a flashing low bar when it gets really low and a fuel trip meter that kicks in when it gets really really low but ...

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by andz
Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Announcing Pilot's Names
Replies: 39
Views: 12513

RE: Announcing Pilot's Names

On SAA the captain will give his or her and the FO's first and last name and (mostly) name the whole cabin crew by first name on a narrowbody or the business and economy crew leaders by first name on a widebody. Then during the climb the crew may be introduced by first name by the onboard manager, o...

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by andz
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Two Israeli Arab Passengers Forcibly Removed
Replies: 60
Views: 11352

RE: Two Israeli Arab Passengers Forcibly Removed

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TheCommodore" class="quote" target="_blank">TheCommodore</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i>Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 59): In any...

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by andz
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Serious Topic Aviation Laziness
Replies: 30
Views: 7256

RE: A Serious Topic Aviation Laziness

wow 9 years has to be a record......

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by andz
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do You Say You Car Fuel Consumpion?
Replies: 63
Views: 2874

RE: How Do You Say You Car Fuel Consumpion?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seat64k" class="quote" target="_blank">seat64k</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>In South Africa it's officially km/l, but co...

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by andz
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA To Take A333s, To Retire A343 Fleet
Replies: 70
Views: 21246

RE: SAA To Take A333s, To Retire A343 Fleet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/seat64k" class="quote" target="_blank">seat64k</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i> I haven't been on a single direct flight ...

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by andz
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF63/06Jan Via PER W/5 Engins To JNB
Replies: 57
Views: 14460

RE: QF63/06Jan Via PER W/5 Engins To JNB

not much point here, by 8pm it is dark.

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by andz
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Landing Songs?
Replies: 12
Views: 2382

RE: Landing Songs?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dubaiamman243" class="quote" target="_blank">dubaiamman243</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>"It's Nice To Go Trav'ling" come...

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by andz
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA To Take A333s, To Retire A343 Fleet
Replies: 70
Views: 21246

RE: SAA To Take A333s, To Retire A343 Fleet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/acelanzarote" class="quote" target="_blank">acelanzarote</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>What where the A320´s ordered fo...

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by andz
Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA To Take A333s, To Retire A343 Fleet
Replies: 70
Views: 21246

RE: SAA To Take A333s, To Retire A343 Fleet

This was one of the first actions that returning finance minister Pravin Gordhan took, firmly stomping on SAA's extremely unpopular and extremely well (politically) connected chairwoman Dudu Myeni. She was against the swap, although allegedly being qualified as a school teacher it is questionable wh...

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by andz
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Renaming JNB / CPT An Option
Replies: 17
Views: 3245

RE:

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/readytotaxi" class="quote" target="_blank">readytotaxi</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>I didn't realise that there was such...

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by andz
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Renaming JNB / CPT An Option
Replies: 17
Views: 3245

RE:

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/usflyer+msp" class="quote" target="_blank">usflyer msp</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Because virtually all long-haul flig...

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by andz
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here (Part 8)
Replies: 511
Views: 18210

RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 8)

Yeah it is very annoying, do we get discount for this non functionality?

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by andz
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Major Fire Breaks Out On 57th Floor Of Dubai Hotel
Replies: 14
Views: 2180

RE: Major Fire Breaks Out On 57th Floor Of Dubai Hotel

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OA260" class="quote" target="_blank">OA260</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>57th floor</i></font></td></tr></table> S...

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by andz
Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ideas For Car Registration / Number Plate
Replies: 37
Views: 3176

RE: Ideas For Car Registration / Number Plate

Here the vanity plate prices vary from province to province, where I live you can have up to 7 characters for a fixed price, elsewhere the fewer the characters the more you pay but the annual renewal is the same as a regular plate. For what it's worth my bike's plate is ANDZ  <img src="http://c...

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by andz
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Renaming JNB / CPT An Option
Replies: 17
Views: 3245

RE:

If they name one more thing after Madiba they might as well change the name of the country to Mandelaville. Cape Town is in the Western Cape province which is the only one not under the control of the ruling <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acron...

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by andz
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egyptair With Flag On Top Of Tail
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

RE: Egyptair With Flag On Top Of Tail

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LGAviation" class="quote" target="_blank">LGAviation</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Isn't the speed limit in <acronym titl...

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by andz
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egyptair With Flag On Top Of Tail
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

RE: Egyptair With Flag On Top Of Tail

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N415XJ" class="quote" target="_blank">N415XJ</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>In addition to the flag, Horus' eye on the fus...

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by andz
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When Did DSLRs First Appear?
Replies: 14
Views: 1581

RE: When Did DSLRs First Appear?

I have a Canon 350D with a 28-200 zoom. I can't remember when last I used it, between my iPhone and my GoPro I don't need the DSLR. I also have a Minolta X-700 which was a fantastic camera in its day, it has a 75-300 zoom, a Motordrive 1 and a 360PX flashgun. That's 12 <acronym title="American Airli...

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by andz
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Personal Highlights 2015
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

RE: Personal Highlights 2015

I ticked all the boxes for my 2015 work year, made the orders, sales and profit targets. First time in 3 years.

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by andz
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egyptair With Flag On Top Of Tail
Replies: 8
Views: 2830

Egyptair With Flag On Top Of Tail

The other day driving past <acronym title="Johannesburg - OR Tambo International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAOR), South Africa">JNB</acronym> I saw an Egyptair 330 with an Egyptian flag on the top of the tail. Not a little flag but front to back of the tail, it kinda spoiled the livery. Is this a once off ...

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by andz
Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Six Hours In LHR
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

RE: Six Hours In LHR

Lucky you, I recently spent 6 hours in LOS. Felt like days.

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