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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Did You Come About Liking Aviation?
Replies: 26
Views: 4202

RE: How Did You Come About Liking Aviation?

I dunno what craziness happened with my post, but I certainly did not get my PPL with "MEA Middle East Airlines (Lebanon)"

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Type Printed On Tires?
Replies: 9
Views: 5005

RE: Aircraft Type Printed On Tires?

Im quite sure its done this way so that the correct tires are placed on the right aircraft. You wouldnt want to be putting a 737 tire on a 747, although it may be quite obvious the difference. Im also sure that they are written on many tires, but the writing probably got rubbed off after a while.

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by LimaFoxTango
Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-200; Wire From Tail To Fuselage?
Replies: 17
Views: 26095

RE: 737-200; Wire From Tail To Fuselage?

Some light aircraft have them as well. For those, most times they are ADF antennas, and as OPNLguy said, it is strong enough to withstand the speed of the aircraft. Besides, the wire is soo thin, the wind just blow right past it.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Aug 22, 2004 3:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Did You Come About Liking Aviation?
Replies: 26
Views: 4202

RE: How Did You Come About Liking Aviation?

Well my dad works for Texaco who does the aircraft refueling in <acronym title="St. John's - V.C. Bird International (Coolidge Field) (ANU / TAPA), Antigua and Barbuda">ANU</acronym>, so practically every day since I was 5 or so, I was at his office watching planes. That got me hooked and now I have...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Aug 21, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Embrear 135/145 Reverse Thrust?
Replies: 16
Views: 11772

RE: Embrear 135/145 Reverse Thrust?

So by having no reverse thrust, wouldnt these aircraft have to use the brakes only, which probably wears them out quicker than normal, thus increasing cost?

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shuttling Cessnas Over The Ocean
Replies: 4
Views: 2648

RE: Shuttling Cessnas Over The Ocean

So in short, there are two ways:

1. Add extra tanks inside,

or an easier and sometimes even cheaper way is to:

2. Take wings off, tail too if necessary, crate it, and ship it.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 18, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No GA In Bermuda?
Replies: 6
Views: 6204

RE: Why No GA In Bermuda?

As you said, I don't think any average C172 can get to Bermuda from the US for example. Mostly, helicopters are used for sightseeing, so that rules out GA aircraft again.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Speed Limit On The Taxiways?
Replies: 27
Views: 11139

RE: The Speed Limit On The Taxiways?

I dont think there is a speed limit per se. In GA aircraft, it is said that the aircraft should taxi at a brisk walk pace. In a jet aircraft perhaps, 20-25 kts seems fine.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Dash 8s - All The Same?
Replies: 12
Views: 3153

RE: BA Dash 8s - All The Same?

Probably G-BRYW was a newer Q series model and the other was the older type. But basically, all Dash 8's are the same. Technically speaking, it would be louder sitting near the engines than at the front or back. Only a few things differ from the older serious -300 for example to the Q300's. Also, lo...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Aug 15, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&E's "Airline": Does It Help Or Hurt Southwest?
Replies: 20
Views: 4172

RE: A&E's "Airline": Does It Help Or Hurt Southwest?

I would fly the Southwest if I had too. Personally, I dont think the show helps or hurts the image of the airline. What it does hurt, is the integrity of some of the idiotic customers on there. But it's good to see how an airline runs from the inside.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No-window `window Seats'?
Replies: 22
Views: 4791

RE: No-window `window Seats'?

Happens to me a few times. Fortunately, the seat was situated in such a way that I could see comfortably enough to look out through the window infront and behind of me.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9Y-TJN Back In Service?
Replies: 3
Views: 3388

RE: 9Y-TJN Back In Service?

Yup, I saw her in ANU last week doing the BW900/901 route.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Has The Largest Turboprop Fleet?
Replies: 15
Views: 7576

RE: What Airline Has The Largest Turboprop Fleet?

How many ATR's does American Eagle have? I would say they are one of the biggest turbo-prop operators.

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Piper 28 Or Cessna 152/172 To Learn How To Fly?
Replies: 4
Views: 11353

RE: Piper 28 Or Cessna 152/172 To Learn How To Fly

They both are basically the same. The PA-28 and the C172 basically have the same speed, range and capabilities. There are more C172's out there than PA-28's so thats why C172's are more common. I'm currently training in a PA-28 and it's nice. I havent flown a C172, so I can't compare. But from what ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Parachutes Onboard Aircraft?
Replies: 39
Views: 15545

RE: Why No Parachutes Onboard Aircraft?

Well I don't think the law requires passeger aircraft to carry parachutes. Not only is cost a factor, but I don't think it would be a pretty sight seeing 300 people jumping out a 747 at 8000ft for example. Plus, if the aircraft experiences a problem, the first thing the pilots would do is find a sui...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Aug 01, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unbalanced Aircraft Due To Passenger Seating
Replies: 29
Views: 12260

RE: Unbalanced Aircraft Due To Passenger Seating

It happenend one time on the LI dash 8. Passengers were told not to sit in the last 2 or 3 rows. I didn't have to move though.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 29, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Rush Hour At Your Hometown Airport?
Replies: 42
Views: 10917

RE: What Is Rush Hour At Your Hometown Airport?

At ANU there is a fair amount of traffic thoughout the day. High traffic times are between 3 pm to 6 pm. High traffic days are Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM Flight Schedules
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

RE: SXM Flight Schedules

I doubt there is such a thing.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News On 9Y-TJN?
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

RE: Any News On 9Y-TJN?

Nope SafetyDude, that aircraft is 9Y-JIL. 9Y-TJN is an ex-Air Canada aircraft.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying To The Caribbean
Replies: 12
Views: 3887

RE: Flying To The Caribbean

The easiet way is to hop on Excel Airways to SKB. If that fails, you can take BWIA, Virgin, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> or even First Choice to <acronym title="St. John's - V.C. Bird International (Coolidge Field) (ANU / TAPA), Antigua and Barbuda">ANU</acronym> then take a 30min L...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News On 9Y-TJN?
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

RE: Any News On 9Y-TJN?

All I know is that TJN is currently in Toulouse, France for repairs. This is pure speculation, but I believe TJN should be flying again within the next few weeks. I don't have any pictures though...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 27, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tailscrapes
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

RE: Tailscrapes

Although I don't have any stats, in my opinion, tail-scrapes would be more common on takeoff. This is because a pilot may either rotate at a slower speed than normal, or pulling the control column too far back causing the tail to strike on rotation. It would be less common on landing, because if the...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Please Explain The Burned Area On This Engine.
Replies: 10
Views: 5012

RE: Please Explain The Burned Area On This Engine.

Probably just soot from the engine. Not really a pretty sight. I'm sure it can be easily wiped/washed off. I'm quite sure someone here can give you a better answer.

[Edited 2004-07-24 04:56:59]

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3467

RE: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8

At least that was what I was told. I stand to be corrected as I said before.

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by LimaFoxTango
Thu Jul 22, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8
Replies: 6
Views: 3467

RE: De Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8

The number of blades do not increase or decrease the performance of an engine. ie, the plane does not go faster with six than four blades. You will notice that the four bladed props are long and fat, while six bladed props are short and thin. I believe it is said that generally speaking, the more pr...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Addition Of Letter To Callsign
Replies: 10
Views: 4195

RE: Addition Of Letter To Callsign

Maybe there were two flights with simular callsigns, so to differentiate, I guess they add a letter to the callsign.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: St.Maartens Pic, How Is This Possible?
Replies: 27
Views: 8205

RE: St.Maartens Pic, How Is This Possible?

As a regular visitor to <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym>, I can tell you what is happening there. Firstly, the picture was taken from the hills in front of the airport. The A340 landed rolled out to the end, and is backtra...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jul 17, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Terminology - Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3673

RE: Aviation Terminology - Help!

Easy one first. APU is the Auxilliary Power Unit. This is just a little engine at the back of most planes which supplies power to the aircraft while the engines are off. Ever been near to an airplane and you hear a noise that sounds like the engine, but when you look the engines are off? Well, thats...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another A/c Down At Bwia
Replies: 18
Views: 3161

RE: Another A/c Down At Bwia

The damaged A340, 9Y-TJN, as I type this, is in process of going to Toulouse, France for necessary repairs. 9Y-JIL I guess is probably working like a dog to get all the flights done on schedule.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another A/c Down At Bwia
Replies: 18
Views: 3161

RE: Another A/c Down At Bwia

Isn't this interesting. I think BWIA is cursed.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 3036

RE: Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?

Oops. I accidentally posted this question in the Civil Aviation forum. Could the moderators please move this to the Tech Ops forum?

Thanks...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 3036

Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?

Hello fellow a-netters. First time posting a question here. Anyway, here it goes. I have always wondered, aircrafts such as DC-10's, <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's, 727, Twin Otters and many others have been some of the greatest aircrafts ever built. In the case of the Twin Otter ...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propeller Commuter Airliner Startup And Shutdown
Replies: 24
Views: 3128

RE: Propeller Commuter Airliner Startup And Shutdown

Actually Cylw is correct. That infamous "farting" sound is made when the props are being feathered. After the props are feathered, then it makes that "chchchchchchchchc" sound. Also, when the engines are started, they are started with the props feathered. When they appear to "speed up", they are not...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR DME And LDA?
Replies: 4
Views: 6656

RE: VOR DME And LDA?

Guess i was wrong about the LDA then....

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VOR DME And LDA?
Replies: 4
Views: 6656

RE: VOR DME And LDA?

VOR - Very high frequency Omni-directional Radio range
DME - Distance Measuring Equipment

I dunno what LDA stands for, but I guess the "DA" could stand for "Decision Altitude".

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cockpit Temperature
Replies: 9
Views: 4934

RE: Cockpit Temperature

The shirts are not always short-sleeved. I've seen many pilots wearing long sleeved shirts. You would mostly find captains or pilots on those long flights wearing long sleeved shirts. As said above, the cockpit temp. is fully adjustable and im guessing is mostly within the 70's fahrenheit.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Have Your Flown In Your Life?
Replies: 191
Views: 14067

RE: What Airlines Have Your Flown In Your Life?

Not a very long list:

BWIA
LIAT
American Airlines
American Eagle
Continental Airlines
Caribbean Sun

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Day Trips From SXM To Nearby Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 2549

RE: Day Trips From SXM To Nearby Islands

As said above, you can get to those islands you listed from <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym>. Firstly, I'll talk about getting to Antigua (for obvious reasons  <img src="/discussions/graphics/AZZANGEL.gif" ALT="Innoce...

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another BW Aircraft Hit.
Replies: 25
Views: 3235

RE: Another BW Aircraft Hit.

Reports indicate that the damaged 737 is now back in the skies. That should ease the sqeeze a bit somewhat coming into the summer season.

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by LimaFoxTango
Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another BW Aircraft Hit.
Replies: 25
Views: 3235

RE: Another BW Aircraft Hit.

I don't think its sabotage. theres just a bunch of incompetent workers driving those trucks.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aleron Trim, P28a-180
Replies: 8
Views: 3106

RE: Aleron Trim, P28a-180

Flying the PA28-161, i can say there are no fixed trim tabs on the Cherokee. i've had that problem as well, i conclude that its probably the fuel in one wing pulling that side down. i've even noticed it happens on the ground as well i.e. one wing up, one wing down.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Knocking Sound In Airbuses
Replies: 12
Views: 14611

RE: Landing Gear Knocking Sound In Airbuses


Well, I've noticed this in every plane I've flown and I made this conclusion:

The smaller the airplane, the stronger the knock.


probably because the smaller the plane, the closer you are to the landing gear.

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing Gear Knocking Sound In Airbuses
Replies: 12
Views: 14611

RE: Landing Gear Knocking Sound In Airbuses

im guessing that noise you hear is when they locked into place when fully extended. you will tend to hear this knock on any aircraft that has retractable gears. you will also hear that knock as the retact as well. i guess some are louder than others. i guessing someone here will elaborate on the tec...

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by LimaFoxTango
Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Positions Helicopter Vs Fixed Wing
Replies: 14
Views: 15562

RE: Pilot Positions Helicopter Vs Fixed Wing

i believe (and i stand to be corrected) that the reason why captains sit it left seats in fixed wing aircraft is that in the early days, most pilots were right handed. the right hand is used to move the throttles, switches and soo forth. i have also heard that the reason captains sit in left seats i...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire "screeches"
Replies: 19
Views: 9416

RE: Tire "screeches"

Once again, it has to do with the fact that in a jet, you are sitting in an pressurised enclosed environment with all the fancy sound reduction materials within the walls which restrict most sounds from outside coming inside. in a cessna 150, the only thing between you and outside is a thin (not tha...

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Has The Best Airport Food?
Replies: 4
Views: 5878

RE: Who Has The Best Airport Food?

I'd have to say its the Big Banana restaurant in ANU.

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tire "screeches"
Replies: 19
Views: 9416

RE: Tire "screeches"

As QantasA332 said, its basically because of the engines on the big jets. they are quite loud and that cancels out the "sqeaks". on small props, the engines are on idle thrust, not making much noise so basically you will hear the "squeak".

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by LimaFoxTango
Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown?
Replies: 60
Views: 10381

RE: How Many Aircraft Types Have You Flown?

I've logged time in: PA28-161 Cherokee/Warrior PA34-200T Seneca <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> PA31-325 Najavo Flown on: 737-800 727-200 L1011 Dash 8 100/300 ATR 42/72 <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80/83 A300 Been inside: 747 777 A340 Concorde

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by LimaFoxTango
Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle ATR Routes?
Replies: 9
Views: 3375

RE: AA Eagle ATR Routes?

Most if not all of Eagle's ATR 42/72 fleet is based in <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU</acronym>. Eagle uses these aircraft to practically every Caribbean island that is capable of having their aircraft land there. Most if not all of their rou...

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by LimaFoxTango
Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18.5 Hours Flight!
Replies: 30
Views: 8548

RE: 18.5 Hours Flight!

i think its torture to the crew and passengers on such a looong flight.

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