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by Pyrex
Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-190 For AF Régional
Replies: 39
Views: 5327

RE: E-190 For AF Régional

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by Pyrex
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No More Abortions In The US?
Replies: 55
Views: 3338

RE: No More Abortions In The US?

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by Pyrex
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E-190 For AF Régional
Replies: 39
Views: 5327

RE: E-190 For AF Régional

Great news... I hope this is only the start of a flurry of orders from Air France and other European Carriers for the Embraer 170/190 family.

I bet this leaves Rekkof in a difficult position...

Fica bem,

Miguel

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by Pyrex
Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No More Abortions In The US?
Replies: 55
Views: 3338

RE: No More Abortions In The US?

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by Pyrex
Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc
Replies: 16
Views: 3558

RE: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc

Hey Patrick, Yeah, I had to do a full medical test (FAA Class III I believe, it was the one you need to become a private aircraft pilot, not a commercial one). I had to spend the better part of a day at the hospital doing all sorts of exams (blood and urine tests, X-Rays, ECG, EEG - doctor's mistake...

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by Pyrex
Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TAP Air Portugal Mx
Replies: 4
Views: 2204

RE: TAP Air Portugal Mx

Hey, I cannot answer the first question (even though I doubt it is more than what you can get in the US) but the last question is true: they do complete overhauls on CFM56s (including 737NGs, which TAP does not have) and partial work on CF6-50Cs, <acronym title="Syrian Arab Airlines">RB</acronym>-21...

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by Pyrex
Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc
Replies: 16
Views: 3558

RE: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc

Hey, In fact it isn't easy being accepted, but the most difficult part is after the acceptance, all the hard work you have to do in order to actually finish the whole thing. The experiment was to try out a reaction wheel we designed for a student satellite project we are participating (SSETI). All w...

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by Pyrex
Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Is Diesel Cheaper Than Unleaded?
Replies: 19
Views: 3919

RE: Why Is Diesel Cheaper Than Unleaded?

You seem to forget one thing: for the past ten years the evolution in Diesel technology for automobiles (high-pressure injection systems, variable-geometry turbos, etc.) has been mindblowing when gasoline technology has basically stagnated. It is incorrect to state modern diesels pollute more than m...

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by Pyrex
Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc
Replies: 16
Views: 3558

RE: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc

Here are a couple of others.

http://myaviation.net/?pid=00431169
http://myaviation.net/?pid=00431186

I will choose a few others soon.

Have fun
Miguel

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by Pyrex
Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts On Bullfighting
Replies: 27
Views: 1917

RE: Thoughts On Bullfighting

Just because the bull dies "immediately" doesn't mean the whole point of a bullfight is to make the animal suffer for as long as possible.

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by Pyrex
Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc
Replies: 16
Views: 3558

RE: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc

Ok, here is a small teaser for you

http://myaviation.net/?pid=00430391

I will upload some more photos soon, I will show them when I am sucessful.

Cheers,

Miguel

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by Pyrex
Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christians, Give Us Your Opinions On Homosexuality
Replies: 252
Views: 6894

RE: Christians, Give Us Your Opinions On Homosexuality

I am not a christian per se (I consider myself an atheist catholic) but there is just one point I would like to comment, the one about the de-gaying camps. Unlike almost everyone in here I think that under the right conditions they might work, wether homossexuality is genetic or cultural. A few deca...

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by Pyrex
Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Women In Saudi Arabia... Unbeleviable Stories
Replies: 44
Views: 47523

RE: Women In Saudi Arabia... Unbeleviable Stories

Funny enough, Iraq was one of the countries in the region where women had the most rights (that is going down the toilet now, thanks to the religious extremist now in charge). After North Korea I think Saudi Arabia must be the most repressive regime in the world (and possibly the most corrupt). Just...

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by Pyrex
Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts On Bullfighting
Replies: 27
Views: 1917

RE: Thoughts On Bullfighting

First of all, it is not a sport, nor is it a particularly dangerous activity (just look at the statistics if you want). And for those who think it is honorable for the bull, even if he is the bravest of all and kills all the bullfighters that face him (which I admit is something I would like to watc...

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by Pyrex
Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Life For Portuguese Air Force SA330 Puma
Replies: 3
Views: 6124

RE: New Life For Portuguese Air Force SA330 Puma

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by Pyrex
Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc
Replies: 16
Views: 3558

RE: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc

Hey, I checked out that site and uploaded a photo but it said the photo is in the queue to be accepted... I don't know but anyway, that picture is good, maybe in a week or so you will be able to see it. I will make a selection of the best but I have dial-up connection so it might take a few time for...

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by Pyrex
Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Best Salmon On Earth
Replies: 53
Views: 3759

RE: The Best Salmon On Earth

I don't know where it was caught but the best salmon I ever ate was an entrée in a restaurant in St. Emillion, a wine town near Bordeaux. It was almost a month ago and I can still taste it in my mouth...

Cheers,

Miguel

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by Pyrex
Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc
Replies: 16
Views: 3558

RE: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc

Thanks, I thought I would be sick as well but if you take the medication, stay relaxed and eat properly (no abuses) most people bare it without major problems. I have tons of pictures but most of them are crappy. Reason: in 0-g you move alot, so most pictures are out of focus (I also have pictures o...

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by Pyrex
Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thoughts On Bullfighting
Replies: 27
Views: 1917

RE: Thoughts On Bullfighting

There are things I like about my country, things I don't, things I am proud about but very few things I am ashamed of. The fact that bullfights still exist in my country (although unpopular among most segments of the population) is something that truly ashames me. I have heard every argument possibl...

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by Pyrex
Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc
Replies: 16
Views: 3558

Novespace/CNES A300B2 Zero-G, 8th Spfc

Thanks to the Education Department of the European Space Agency (ESA) I was lucky enough to participate in the 8th Student Parabolic Flight Campaign (SPFC), which took place in Bordeaux from the 12th to the 29th July 2005. This is a small account of my experience during those days, with a special fo...

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