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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Senator Ted Kennedy Tells It Like It Is
Replies: 38
Views: 3719

RE: Senator Ted Kennedy Tells It Like It Is

Actually 1969 really has *no* bearing on discussions about Iraq. If ad hominem argumentative fallacy is your thing, by all means, please continue with the illogical banter.

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Plans For The Weekend 9-19?
Replies: 34
Views: 2718

RE: Any Plans For The Weekend 9-19?

That's about when I'm free as well. I'm after the long-coveted 28R departure shot (which I did get last weekend but a.net rejected) I'm thinkin' - park over by Signature's little lot along the side of the road, capture a couple heavies leaving for Europe between 5 and 6, then maybe we can hit a wate...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big Mac Or Whopper?
Replies: 38
Views: 2185

RE: Big Mac Or Whopper?

Neither - Six Dollar Burger or Super Star at Carl's and/or Double-Double at In N Out  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Plans For The Weekend 9-19?
Replies: 34
Views: 2718

RE: Any Plans For The Weekend 9-19?

Neither have I. Let's get on the ball and plan something!

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New California Drivers License
Replies: 41
Views: 2737

RE: The New California Drivers License

LOL - that is perfect!! I needed that after getting all worked up DL  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Plans For The Weekend 9-19?
Replies: 34
Views: 2718

RE: Any Plans For The Weekend 9-19?

Do some spotting at SFO and re-take all the pic a.net rejected last week.

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New California Drivers License
Replies: 41
Views: 2737

RE: The New California Drivers License

At least now we've established the subtext for rational arguments against immigration and 'overpopulation' in this state.

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Find Out What 737 Equip WN Uses On A Route?
Replies: 5
Views: 4159

How To Find Out What 737 Equip WN Uses On A Route?

Where can one find this information for a given route and/or flight number?

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Third Worldization' Of California Lost In Recall
Replies: 31
Views: 3203

RE: 'Third Worldization' Of California Lost In Recall

So much for obeying the law. Funny how that works.

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Turns Over Customer Records To The Feds
Replies: 99
Views: 9504

RE: Jetblue Turns Over Customer Records To The Feds

By losing me as a loyal customer, for starters.

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Third Worldization' Of California Lost In Recall
Replies: 31
Views: 3203

RE: 'Third Worldization' Of California Lost In Recall

Why do they hire them to do yard work then?

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New California Drivers License
Replies: 41
Views: 2737

RE: The New California Drivers License

Disgusting. Absolutely repugnant. And not altogether atypical of the reactionary mindset of California's newest minority - white people.

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Third Worldization' Of California Lost In Recall
Replies: 31
Views: 3203

'Third Worldization' Of California Lost In Recall

<b>Cry California</b> The other side of paradise isn't getting much attention in the recall election By Mike Davis Sunday, September 14, 2003 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Every candidate in California's dark recall-election comedy should be obliged to answ...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:21 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Who Has Purchased The Simflyers Airport Sceneries?
Replies: 1
Views: 7250

Who Has Purchased The Simflyers Airport Sceneries?

So far, I have: <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia"...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SFO-ORD-IAD-DEN-LAX All On 9/11
Replies: 16
Views: 6400

RE: SFO-ORD-IAD-DEN-LAX All On 9/11

United lost a customer this last weekend. I flew my girlfriend up to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on 9/11 and she returned home Sunday the 14t...

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Apparently Not A United Hub
Replies: 31
Views: 3982

RE: SFO Apparently Not A United Hub

Lega, the above information is 100% correct. Current G occupants: Aeroflot Air China All Nippon Asiana EVA Lufthansa Singapore United Current A occupants Air France Alaska British China Cathay JAL KAL KLM Mexicana Northwest PAL TACA Virgin Though on occasion I've seen a UAL bird parked at A.

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by Aaron747
Fri Sep 19, 2003 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The War On America's Principles - Liberty At Risk
Replies: 25
Views: 3032

RE: The War On America's Principles - Liberty At Risk

Absolutely. Want to know who patriots are? Employees of the ACLU committed to protecting the Constitution.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 18, 2003 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Successful Aircraft Family Ever
Replies: 81
Views: 11444

RE: The Most Successful Aircraft Family Ever

What a bunch of dorks we are.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 18, 2003 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Apparently Not A United Hub
Replies: 31
Views: 3982

RE: SFO Apparently Not A United Hub

Not so - ANA and Asiana 777s routinely park at intl G, KAL and CX are the ones that park on the south side in addition to the European carriers. Also, Air China utilizes G as well.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 18, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The War On America's Principles - Liberty At Risk
Replies: 25
Views: 3032

RE: The War On America's Principles - Liberty At Risk

Wow jcs, wow. That's all I can seriously say. I'm dumbfounded by some of my fellow Americans. The Constitutional exhibit at the National Archives has just been reopened after a two year hiatus and restoration period. I strongly suggest you go have a look at it and think hard about what America means.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The War On America's Principles - Liberty At Risk
Replies: 25
Views: 3032

RE: The War On America's Principles - Liberty At Risk

You are so off jcs. These are *founding* principles and ideas - fundamental ideas that define America at its very root. The same ideals our grandfathers fought and died to defend and bring to others around the world. Do the 3,000 taken on 9/11 really compare to the hundreds of millions who have died...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 18, 2003 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: W Bush Does Something Good For A Change
Replies: 46
Views: 2614

RE: W Bush Does Something Good For A Change

B757, your views are remarkably poorly reasoned. You grossly mischaracterize the left as anti-semitic when a good portion of the American left is, in fact, comprised of Jews. Additionally, you make a mistake of logic by automatically associating lack of willingness to support Israel with hatred of J...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 18, 2003 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The War On America's Principles - Liberty At Risk
Replies: 25
Views: 3032

The War On America's Principles - Liberty At Risk

This appeared in today's editorial section of the Bay Area's only moderate newspaper. <b>The War on America's Principles</b> By Tom Campbell Special to the San Jose Mercury News, September 17, 2003 The anniversary of September 11 has brought proposals for expanded law enforcement powers. America nee...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 18, 2003 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Speedbrakes Have V-Speed Restrictions?
Replies: 24
Views: 7689

RE: Do Speedbrakes Have V-Speed Restrictions?

I love the vibrations from the airflow disruption whenever speedbrakes are deployed in flight  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 17, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Old Jets
Replies: 19
Views: 2835

RE: Old Jets

Water injection lowers core temperates and fools the engine into thinking its producing less thrust. This enables higher turbine speeds without an overheating risk at takeoff power, which was a common problem with the turbojets and early turbofans on late 50s/early 60s airliners. Essentially thrust ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 17, 2003 6:50 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Descent To Flare...
Replies: 11
Views: 2612

RE: Descent To Flare...

If you want to get real good at approaches, you have to practice. Fly as many visuals as conditions allow - use the ILS only to assist. Locking to the ISLS via autopilot every time won't make you any better. See how well you can keep the markers centered when tuned to the ILS while flying a visual m...

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 17, 2003 2:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Election Delayed!
Replies: 43
Views: 1884

RE: California Election Delayed!

The interesting thing now will be to see what the USSC does when appealed to. They could potentially look bad either way.

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 16, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California Election Delayed!
Replies: 43
Views: 1884

RE: California Election Delayed!

I'm amazed that some here act as if judicial activism is a newfound phenomenon. Seems to me the objections aren't so much based out of respect for the law or originalist interpretations of the Constitution as they are disagreement with judges' ideological positions.

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Tackled On UA 54 Flight, HNL-LAX
Replies: 40
Views: 8809

RE: Man Tackled On UA 54 Flight, HNL-LAX

I bet someone from untied.com will find a way to criticize their handling of the situation.

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Else Find 767 Ugly?
Replies: 90
Views: 9586

RE: Does Anyone Else Find 767 Ugly?

Tiny engines? Sure, if you call 60,000 lbs of thrust *tiny*.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/rolleyes.gif" ALT="Insane"> Let me count the ways I love the classic 76 Big sweeping wingspan with the tall, thin tail <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 15, 2003 1:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Californians: How Are You Voting?
Replies: 19
Views: 2064

RE: Californians: How Are You Voting?

For the record - they wanted a farce, so I'll give them one.

No on the recall, and my vote goes to a random candidate a la eenie-meenie-miny-mo. Though if it lands on McClintock, who would widen every road in this state to fifty f*cking lanes if he could, I'll give it a second round.

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Californians: How Are You Voting?
Replies: 19
Views: 2064

RE: Californians: How Are You Voting?

I don't understand why Californians are rallying around the recall at all. Elimination of the current gubernatorial seat does nothing to solve the problems plaguing this state. Whoever next occupies the seat will be dealing with the same broken fiscal system. If Californians should be demanding anyt...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does The B 744 Have The Fly By Wire Technology?
Replies: 15
Views: 4958

RE: Does The B 744 Have The Fly By Wire Technology?

No direct links between pilot input and control surface actuation - all control inputs are fed through a computer and control surfaces are electrically signaled.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 11, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's 9/11
Replies: 23
Views: 1428

RE: It's 9/11

That is an extraordinary sentiment cedar. Thank you for encapsulating much of what I feel about all this.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drive Out From SFO
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

RE: Drive Out From SFO

Best advice to see the big trees:

Get on 101 north leaving the airport and stay on it. You'll hit really big trees about three hours north of the Golden Gate.

Great places to stay: Willits, Arcata, Healdsburg.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will More Star Alliance Carriers Start SFO Service
Replies: 7
Views: 3000

RE: Will More Star Alliance Carriers Start SFO Service

The traffic reduction sucks, but it has been nice in one respect. It's been a lot easier to get a VFR transition  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 11, 2003 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Jetliner Wings Out-The-Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3242

RE: Your Favorite Jetliner Wings Out-The-Window

I love that about the 72 and 74 as well. The triple-slotted flaps are just amazing to watch unfold. They're a bit more compact on the 737 and not as impressive. The flaps on the 747 are just enormous - and I can't get over it. At full extension they add 21% more surface area to the wing. It doesn't ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Jetliner Wings Out-The-Window
Replies: 17
Views: 3242

Your Favorite Jetliner Wings Out-The-Window

Okay, so all of us love airliners. Aside from engines, cockpit and cabin, what's the sexiest part of a jetliner? We all know it's the wings. All the varied configurations, control surfaces, vortex generators, etc - gotta love it. So here's a photographic rundown of the wings we've all most likely se...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Seeks $87 Billion For Iraq
Replies: 59
Views: 3016

RE: Bush Seeks $87 Billion For Iraq

Waste, unfortunately, is the name of the game.

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing,AA,UAL Responsible For 9/11
Replies: 109
Views: 8411

RE: Boeing,AA,UAL Responsible For 9/11

Certainly, many things are starting to come out now that likely would not have seen a spotlight for some time if not for 9/11. United has come under fire from former flight attendants, one of which is the mother of flight 93 hero Mark Bingham, for putting cost effectiveness of new security procedure...

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by Aaron747
Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Aviation Magazine Do You Frequently Read?
Replies: 37
Views: 3756

RE: Which Aviation Magazine Do You Frequently Read?

FLYING - there's no better magazine for the budding private pilot. Excellent articles on improving safety, ATC, and navigational procedures, and a host of diverse and entertaining columnists including one of the most candid airline captains I've ever read.

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by Aaron747
Wed Sep 10, 2003 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing,AA,UAL Responsible For 9/11
Replies: 109
Views: 8411

RE: Boeing,AA,UAL Responsible For 9/11

Before you go blaming the lawyers everyone, try and remember not *all* attorneys are on the plaintiffs' side of things, mmmkay. Secondly, what about the families? Many have already received compensation and now they expect more? Now they're going to hurt other American jobs and families should they ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Palestinian Pm Abbas Resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 1763

RE: Palestinian Pm Abbas Resigns

It has everything to do with it. It's proof that peace is going to have its back against the wall so long as people are around on either side that want nothing to do with it.

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 09, 2003 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Remembering 9/11
Replies: 115
Views: 3201

RE: Remembering 9/11

The timing is certainly bad, but there's nothing wrong with pointing out that state-sponsored terrorism knows no borders.

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Seeks $87 Billion For Iraq
Replies: 59
Views: 3016

RE: Bush Seeks $87 Billion For Iraq

I wouldn't disagree on that. That issue is endemic to a large component of the population. Sounds as if you and I are more or less talking about the same thing, without placing our ideas within a broader context. As a transit commuter and staunch opponent of most aspects of the out of control Americ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Palestinian Pm Abbas Resigns
Replies: 35
Views: 1763

RE: Palestinian Pm Abbas Resigns

FACT: RADICAL ISRAELI KILLED YITZHAK RABIN. Proof that as long as extremists persist on either side, there will never be peace. Further reason for the US to deinvolve itself of the situation and eliminate the dangerous disposition of having chosen a side.

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Seeks $87 Billion For Iraq
Replies: 59
Views: 3016

RE: Bush Seeks $87 Billion For Iraq

You need to develop a better understanding of the innate connections between mass marketing and the psyche of the average American.

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Seeks $87 Billion For Iraq
Replies: 59
Views: 3016

RE: Bush Seeks $87 Billion For Iraq

We don't *need* the amounts of oil we consume, period. We are easily the most wasteful country in the history of the planet - especially where transportation is concerned. Billions of annual commute trips are made in single occupant vehicles. Successful marketing has got young and middle-aged Americ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Seeks $87 Billion For Iraq
Replies: 59
Views: 3016

RE: Bush Seeks $87 Billion For Iraq

I have an idea. Let's spend money on AMERICANS instead of creating yet another puppet state riddled with hypocrisy in a region that can't stand our constant intervention in its affairs. We have crumbling, long-neglected infrastructure right here at home, the backbone of our economy no less. Rebuild ...

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by Aaron747
Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Posky 767/A330
Replies: 2
Views: 5465

Posky 767/A330

Anyone know of a way to be able to view the wing while looking back, as is possible with the POSKY 744?

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