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Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?
Replies: 98
Views: 11325

RE: Any Radar In Cockpit Other Than Weather Radar?

<i>A beam is send out below the Aircraft,strikes the surface & returns,The time spent is calculated to detrmine the Height.</i> Wrong. It's called a "radio" altimeter and not a "radar" altimeter for a reason. It doesn't use pulse signal return timing like a radar does. An "ramped" <acronym title="Sh...

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Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Officially Ends Hunt For WMD. None Ever Found
Replies: 115
Views: 3003

RE: U.S. Officially Ends Hunt For WMD. None Ever Found

<i>But Saddam has been dismounted, and the people of the nation freed...moreover, the Arab world sees what happens when America's military is put to use. You all may find this to be funny, but I think it still served a purpose, costs aside.</i> I finally stopped laughing long enough to respond to th...

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Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What To Do In Ljubljana?
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

RE: What To Do In Ljubljana?

I was there for a week this past summer. Jasepl has covered pretty much everything. I have a couple of things to add: 1) Try the local Sokol beer. 2) The 3 bridges area is really lively at night. At least it was in the summer. 3) If you are an architecture buff, come prepared to take lots of picture...

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Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Moore To Win People's Choice Award
Replies: 67
Views: 2990

RE: Michael Moore To Win People's Choice Award

The people have spoken.....

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Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Hasn't U.S. Had A Terror Attack Since 9/11?
Replies: 52
Views: 3185

RE: Why Hasn't U.S. Had A Terror Attack Since 9/11?

Because the US has pretty much fallen right into the terrorist's trap. They are embroiled in a war that they can't win. The terrorists don't need to travel to the US. Bush just keeps sending Americans to Iraq. They just have to meet the Americans in Iraq and attack/murder/kidnap them their and save ...

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Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gotta Love Them Liberals
Replies: 216
Views: 5515

RE: Gotta Love Them Liberals

OK...let me get this straight. My last attempt got deleted. "Guns don't kill people, Liberals who don't own guns kill people."

Or is it "Guns don't kill people, Conservatives do because they are the only ones who own guns."

Is that right now? I didn't realize Liberals don't own guns...

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Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Newfoundland..the Reluctant Province
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

RE: Newfoundland..the Reluctant Province

Residents of Labrador are distancing themselves from the Newfoundland premiers idiocy. <a href="http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2005/01/04/806609-sun.html" target=_blank>http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/LondonFreePress/News/2005/01/04/806609-sun.html</a> Classy move on the part of th...

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Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Radio Ad Goes To Far..
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

RE: Radio Ad Goes To Far..

I don't think it crosses the line. Its true. There are people who are out to hurt the US and its people and its healthy to stimulate discussion about why. In my opinion it has a great deal to do with decades of failed foreign policy on the the part of the US rather than some irrational desire to hur...

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Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Named Best City In The World!
Replies: 45
Views: 4284

RE: Miami Named Best City In The World!

I've been to Miami on business and based on my visit, I consider it a major crap-hole. I would not consider Miami as a vacation destination.

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Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Canada Wins Gold At World Junior Hockey Champ!
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

RE: Canada Wins Gold At World Junior Hockey Champ!

Although I like the fact that we won, it was the most boring game in the most boring tournement ever!

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Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going Beyond The Glass Cockpit
Replies: 55
Views: 5294

RE: Going Beyond The Glass Cockpit

Technology has removed the navigator, flight engineer and radio operator seat from aircraft even though the operational capabilities have increased dramatically.

Its only a matter of time before we see single operator aircraft where a caretaker supervises the airplane's operation.

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Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia Gives $10 Million To Tsunami Victims
Replies: 47
Views: 3386

RE: Saudi Arabia Gives $10 Million To Tsunami Victims

<i>I'm just pointing out that those that are responding least to a huge crisis affecting mostly Muslims are *drumroll please* Muslim countries. I'm not bashing them...they're bashing themselves. Again.</i> I don't recall the Vatican stepping up when "Christian" countries suffer disasters. Why should...

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Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia Gives $10 Million To Tsunami Victims
Replies: 47
Views: 3386

RE: Saudi Arabia Gives $10 Million To Tsunami Victims

Call this thread what it is. An attempt to bash Muslims.

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Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia Gives $10 Million To Tsunami Victims
Replies: 47
Views: 3386

RE: Saudi Arabia Gives $10 Million To Tsunami Victims

There are a lot of silly parallels being drawn here. First of all, it shouldn't matter what faith these people are. Why should we take ownership of something based on faith? Why doesn't the US step in to stop the fighting in Northern Ireland? The short answer is that it is none of their business... ...

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Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Pull All Troops Home, What Would Happen?
Replies: 60
Views: 3562

RE: US Pull All Troops Home, What Would Happen?

<i>You know my agenda? Exposing <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> users for the liars and phonies they are, and sticking it to them when they have the nerve to pass off such <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> as fact.</i> I guess that makes ...

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Mon Jan 03, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Newfoundland..the Reluctant Province
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

RE: Newfoundland..the Reluctant Province

<i>Your comments make you sound awfully biased against the Newfies. If you haven't already, you ought to travel there and see for yourself what it's like to live on "the rock."</i> I know a great deal of Newfoundlanders that recognize the defeatist attitudes that exist on the rock. Its not the "subs...

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Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disgusted By US Today Show 30/12 Re:Asia Crisis
Replies: 22
Views: 2567

RE: Disgusted By US Today Show 30/12 Re:Asia Crisis

<i>Utterly ridiculous to call the US stingy, or anything else. These countries blew it by not installing this warning system and should bare the brunt of their lack of responsibility, not the US.</i> Tsk tsk...such short-sightedness. Many of the people killed in the disaster didn't own a radio or <a...

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Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Newfoundland..the Reluctant Province
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

RE: Newfoundland..the Reluctant Province

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Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Newfoundland..the Reluctant Province
Replies: 9
Views: 1101

Newfoundland..the Reluctant Province

<i><acronym title="Germania (Germany)">ST</acronym>. JOHN'S — Newfoundland and Labrador's premier ordered the removal of all Canadian flags from provincial government buildings Thursday. Danny Williams made the order in retaliation for an offer from the federal government on offshore royalties he ca...

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Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Pull All Troops Home, What Would Happen?
Replies: 60
Views: 3562

RE: US Pull All Troops Home, What Would Happen?

<i>VS340 it has taken many years for this idiot to show what a real jerk he is. Don't worry, Americans don't pay attention to him and know that Canadians are one of our true friends. </i> Another nothing post from a nothing poster. Go thump yourself..... <i>Nice try, but we all know your agenda.</i>...

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Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Pull All Troops Home, What Would Happen?
Replies: 60
Views: 3562

RE: US Pull All Troops Home, What Would Happen?

<i>This has to be one of the most assinine(sp), idiotic and hypocritical comments you could make. Maybe you should pull your head out of your ass and take a look at YOUR own government that is running this great country of ours and then try and tell me who’s government is “corrupt, ignorant, and ine...

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Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Pull All Troops Home, What Would Happen?
Replies: 60
Views: 3562

RE: US Pull All Troops Home, What Would Happen?

<i>We are the biggest, strongest, and wealthiest nation on the planet.</i> You guys really need to lose the attitude. Biggest? in what way? Strongest? You guys can't even control a your own much less a few hundred arabs without spreading yourselves thin. Wealthiest? That is somewhat subjective isn't...

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Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time
Replies: 21
Views: 3223

RE: Snow Falls In United Arab Emirates For First Time

Just look at the weather map across North America today. Its quite warm for the time of year. Its raining in Toronto today. We had freezing rain mixed with a pile of snow last night.

The weather in this region just hasn't been "normal" the last few years...

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Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going Beyond The Glass Cockpit
Replies: 55
Views: 5294

RE: Going Beyond The Glass Cockpit

All in all I am not saying pilotless flying it is not possible,I am saying it is not logical and feasable

Thats what many people thought when airplanes were first proposed.....

What exactly makes it illogical or not feasible?

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Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Going Beyond The Glass Cockpit
Replies: 55
Views: 5294

RE: Going Beyond The Glass Cockpit

<i>Let's see a computer that can pull off Sioux City.</i> The majority of aircraft accidents are caused by so-called "pilot error". The vast majority of these "pilot error" accidents are caused by the flight crew failing to follow the standard operating procedures or operating in contradiction of th...

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Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vermont, Canada?
Replies: 35
Views: 4820

RE: Vermont, Canada?

I would welcome Vermont to our glorious people's republic of Canada. Come on in! Don't worry about anything. The government will take care of everything! Travel? You are free to come and go as you wish as long as you carry your papers but we must caution against travel across our southern frontier. ...

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Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: B.U.S.H. Wants Another 80 Billion For Iraq
Replies: 101
Views: 3156

RE: B.U.S.H. Wants Another 80 Billion For Iraq

<i>Leaving Iraq now would send a message saying that the US government are quitters.</i> Nope. Leaving Iraq now would satisfy the status-quo. The USA has a history of inserting itself in international debacles and exiting in shame. My hope is that they leave sooner rather than later to limit the dam...

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Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Is Church So Boring?
Replies: 44
Views: 4182

RE: Why Is Church So Boring?

Try attending church naked. It will liven things up considerably...

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Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do People Live In Cold Climates
Replies: 52
Views: 13092

RE: How Do People Live In Cold Climates

<i><acronym title="Ukraine International Airlines">PS</acronym> why is <acronym title="Air Atlanta Icelandic (Iceland)">CC</acronym> Skiing considered cool and macho, but when I snowshoe, even the grannies look at me? What is wrong with snow shoeing?</i> Around here snowshoeing is considered far tou...

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Wed Dec 22, 2004 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The War Is Going Well?
Replies: 83
Views: 3274

RE: The War Is Going Well?

<i>What a stupid comment. What more can you say about such idiocy?</i> My last statement isn't so eloquently put, I admit. The intent was to comment on the Bush family's ties to oil money and Saudi Arabia and how they put the personal safety of young Americans at risk to protect their investments. E...

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Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The War Is Going Well?
Replies: 83
Views: 3274

RE: The War Is Going Well?

Things just took a huge turn for the worse....at least 20 US soldiers killed this morning in Iraq in an attack on a mess hall.

More kids without fathers and mothers so the Bush family can sleep in a nice warm bed in a nice big house in an exclusive neighborhood.

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Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do People Live In Cold Climates
Replies: 52
Views: 13092

RE: How Do People Live In Cold Climates

<i>In Canada, its common knowledge that the lucrative air routes head North-South during winter months and EAST-WEST during the (our) summer.</i> No shit Sherlock....even in the summer, favorite vaction spots often include places with a beach. But don't sell a winter vacation in Canada short. There'...

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Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do People Live In Cold Climates
Replies: 52
Views: 13092

RE: How Do People Live In Cold Climates

<i.-4F with winds ar 35 mps would give a wind chill facotr of -34F. The winds would have to be about 65mph or so to get -45F. I think someone else was exaggerating with 100 mph winds as well. </i> I get my windchill news here: <a href="http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/iln/tables.htm" target=_blank>http://...

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Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ200 Performance
Replies: 12
Views: 13660

RE: CRJ200 Performance

<i>The plane is also certified to FL410, but we have now seen what can happen if we really try to fly that high.</i> There is no problem flying to an airplanes maximum certified altitude. Unless of course the flightcrew is incompetent. The CRJ is not a fighter jet. Its performance is a compromise be...

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Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Are We Here?
Replies: 31
Views: 2162

RE: Why Are We Here?

<i>The purpose of life is to obey to God, to spread its law, and get its great recompense if we succeed in that great mission.</i> How do you know you picked the right God? If we all spend less time trying to figure out WHY we're here we'd get alot more done...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/...

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Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Do People Live In Cold Climates
Replies: 52
Views: 13092

RE: How Do People Live In Cold Climates

<i>I did go to a pro football game once here, where it was -4F at gametime, and the windchill was -45F. That was fun.</i> At -4F, the wind would have to be howling at about 100 mph to achieve a windchill of -45F. I think someone is exagerating!  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gi...

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Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Cancels Iraq's $4.1 Billion Debt
Replies: 74
Views: 3703

RE: U.S. Cancels Iraq's $4.1 Billion Debt

The current price of gas is due mainly to the huge world-wide demand and the lack of the ability to process crude oil. There is plenty of oil available if it we were only able to process it. That doesn't diminish the desire of the US to control the oil industry. Firmly establishing themselves in Sau...

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Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Time Person Of The Year 2004: Bush
Replies: 23
Views: 3315

RE: Time Person Of The Year 2004: Bush

I agree that Bush is the man of the year using the TIME magazine criteria of newsworthiness. However, in my opinion, Bush's noteriety can be likened to former TIME persons of the year like Hitler, Stalin, or Khomeini. Its not always an honour to be the TIME person of the year, and this choice certai...

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Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Egpws Indicator Working
Replies: 8
Views: 4657

RE: Egpws Indicator Working

Buildings and other man made obstacles will not be displayed on the terrain display. The "OBSTACLE" callout available with the Honeywell system offers only the visual GPWS annunciator and the "OBSTACLE" aural callout. The resolution of the terrain display varies between 1 mile and 1/4 mile in most o...

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Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Back From Iraq
Replies: 88
Views: 3314

RE: Back From Iraq

I don't think Falcon84 or Raab have hijacked the thread. The thread is all about how nice it is in Iraq. Apparently its a friggen holiday wonderland and not at all how the media portray it.

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Sat Dec 18, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Back From Iraq
Replies: 88
Views: 3314

RE: Back From Iraq

Raab, What kind of nonsensical advice are you preaching here? Just because that idiot Dubya got his way and embroiled the US in a stupid war, doesn't mean that everyone should suddenly fall in and support him. You are applying army mentality to the rest of us. Soldiers are supposed to be mindless sh...

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Sat Dec 18, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Egpws Indicator Working
Replies: 8
Views: 4657

RE: Egpws Indicator Working

We must remember that EGPWS is a term used exclusively by Honeywell for their TAWS system. The proper term is TAWS. For the most part all the systems offer the same information, with some deviation. They must comply with TSO C151b. <a href="http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/r...

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Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Back From Iraq
Replies: 88
Views: 3314

RE: Back From Iraq

Boeing7E7, did you happen to scope out any potential vacation spots? I would love to own some property in a nice sunny spot. And how much do they charge for beer? Steak dinner? Valet? You make it sound so dreamy I'm starting to see why so many young Americans are giving an arm and/or a leg to be the...

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Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23938

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

*Yawn*.... <i>In my eyes what could become tiresome in the long run is constantly raising the red flag without feeding us a single element that would corroborate your "I have seen it and it's enough" attitude.</i> May I suggest a course in reading comprehension sir. <i>When I put a cellphone next to...

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Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hummus = Hamas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1088

RE: Hummus = Hamas?

Its kind of like ordering Busch Beer. Its pronounced exactly the same as Bush and both cause a great deal of senseless deaths among young Americans.... Even bears prefer anything but "Busch"... <a href="http://academico.uno.mx/kasteren/english6.2/material/beerbear.htm" target=_blank>http://academico...

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Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23938

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

Iakobos, your discussion style is becoming tiresome. Do we really need to go over all this again? <i>I assume the fuselage and the "groundfloor" were not made of thin plastic material and the avbay equipment was not left unshielded and un-racked.</i> Believe it or not, there are several apertures th...

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Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23938

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

Bcbhokie, All instances were during certification testing. And they were all caused by unauthorized use of the cell phone during testing. The instance of the <acronym title="Cityflyer Express (United Kingdom)">FD</acronym>/Autopilot oscillation happened while we were doing in-seat power supply testi...

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Sat Dec 11, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anne Coulter On Canada And Other Fun Stuff.
Replies: 40
Views: 3328

RE: Anne Coulter On Canada And Other Fun Stuff.

AC actually makes some very true points. Of course, everyone bristles at their political incorrectness, but her message & comments are correct.

The reluctant Canadian agrees with Ann Coulter. Surprise surprise....

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Sat Dec 11, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anne Coulter On Canada And Other Fun Stuff.
Replies: 40
Views: 3328

RE: Anne Coulter On Canada And Other Fun Stuff.

Ann Coulter is just Rush Limbaugh on the rag.....

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Sat Dec 11, 2004 6:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 65
Views: 23938

RE: Using GPS Onboard Aircraft?

I have witnessed a cell phone cause oscillation in <acronym title="Cityflyer Express (United Kingdom)">FD</acronym>/Autopilot, cause a cabin systems control computer reboot, and cause an autopilot to disconnect. Overall its a bad idea to have unregulated transmitting devices on board aircraft. This ...

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