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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "God Bless Through Jesus" Inappropriate?
Replies: 55
Views: 2716

RE: "God Bless Through Jesus" Inappropriate?

<i>Well personally I think religion has way too much of a role in this country, but that is another issue. As for whether religion should be on a Civil Aviation forum that caters to thousands of people around the world from different ethnicities and religions, I maintain what I said. I'm not talking...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Favorite Aircraft 2 Fly On Flight Sim..
Replies: 25
Views: 13618

RE: Your Favorite Aircraft 2 Fly On Flight Sim..

My favorites as of now: <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/226143/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/226143/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/4/1/...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airport Locations
Replies: 110
Views: 15337

RE: Worst Airport Locations

I hear that Narita is loooong ride from downtown Tokyo and that they cant finish runways because the farmers who own land in the middle wont sell it.

Also, I don't think Kai Tak was a very ideal location....

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:21 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "God Bless Through Jesus" Inappropriate?
Replies: 55
Views: 2716

RE: "God Bless Through Jesus" Inappropriate?

Ok, RJPieces, let's address your arguments one by one. <i>While the person might be trying to give off a feeling of "goodwill," they should be more sensitive to the fact that many people find religion touchy and such a comment offensive.</i> Ok, so are you proposing to not have religion anywhere exc...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Service At Meig's Field?
Replies: 18
Views: 3832

RE: Is There Service At Meig's Field?

I'll never understand how a park solves terrorism threats. Maybe they could go and have a nice picnic instead of commiting atrocities....

Oh, wait, thats what the rest of the lakefront is for.

Come on, Daley....

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: "God Bless Through Jesus" Inappropriate?
Replies: 55
Views: 2716

RE: "God Bless Through Jesus" Inappropriate?

RJPieces, next time you sneeze, if someone should say "Bless you," you must instanly turn around and say that their comment is uncalledfor and inappropriate. Otherwise, your whole argument is useless. This is not bible thumping. Bible thumping would be if the person who signs their posts this way wo...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Service At Meig's Field?
Replies: 18
Views: 3832

RE: Is There Service At Meig's Field?

In one of the most awful events to happen to general aviation, Meigs Field was closed, and the runway bulldozed, by mayor Daley for "security reasons" (like the need to build a park there)

Nothing flies there anymore.

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 Hours Non-Stop
Replies: 50
Views: 7322

RE: 18 Hours Non-Stop

Seat pitch, put simply, is the distance between seats. More specifically, it's the distance from a certain point on one seat to the same point on the seat in front. Normally it's about 32 inches in economy, but bigger is always better.

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight With A Big Company
Replies: 37
Views: 6581

RE: Shortest Flight With A Big Company

Alright, but the US one still qualifies. It's on a 320, and while it's scheduled at 58 minutes, the flight takes 35 at the most. Also, Aer Lingus flies <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> to <acronym title="Shanghai - Hongqiao (SHA / ZSSS), China">SHA</acronym...

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight With A Big Company
Replies: 37
Views: 6581

RE: Shortest Flight With A Big Company

United Express operates a flight from Denver to Colorado Springs. About 20 minutes of airtime. US Airways has jet service from Philadelphia to LaGuardia. And I read an article in Airways a while ago about a subsidiary of British Airways operating a flight that is scheduled at three minutes long.

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by Mir
Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody Ever Had An ATC Facility Tour?
Replies: 30
Views: 4240

RE: Anybody Ever Had An ATC Facility Tour?

I visited the tower at Grand Rapids, <acronym title="SilkAir (Singapore)">MI</acronym> when I was visiting Western Michigan University. Traffic was very slow, so I just talked with the single controller there. He had a <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acrony...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Taxi Time
Replies: 21
Views: 3904

RE: Longest Taxi Time

The two longest taxi times I can remember were at Philadelphia and Dallas. At Philadelphia, there were thunderstorms around and ATC was letting planes go every two minutes or so, and we were about number 30. In Dallas, we landed on one side of the airport, and our gate was on the other. It took abou...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Supersonic Passenger Aircraft?
Replies: 47
Views: 8472

RE: Next Supersonic Passenger Aircraft?

Not exactly a passenger aircraft, but I hear that Burt Rutan and Warren Buffet are teaming up to build a supersonic business jet.

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by Mir
Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happens If You Are Deported?
Replies: 16
Views: 22814

RE: What Happens If You Are Deported?

They would probably detain you overnight, yes.

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by Mir
Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Courts Branson To Locate At SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 4269

RE: California Courts Branson To Locate At SFO

<i>And, if <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> started service on any route <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> flies, <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> could easily cream <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym>. </i> Then why don't...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Canarcy" Climb?
Replies: 14
Views: 8919

RE: "Canarcy" Climb?

No problem. I didn't know that only 4R had an outer marker either until I looked through the approach plates before I posted.

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by Mir
Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW To Fly A318 And A321?
Replies: 46
Views: 7331

RE: NW To Fly A318 And A321?

Wonder if we will ever see 340s or even 380s in NW colors

I wouldn't be shocked if we saw the 345 or 346 eventually. If they ordered 380s though, that would shock me (though it would look great in their livery).

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by Mir
Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Canarcy" Climb?
Replies: 14
Views: 8919

RE: "Canarcy" Climb?

7574EVER,

I hope you didn't think I was criticizing your intelligence. I intended nothing of the sort.

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by Mir
Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pick A Livery And A Plane
Replies: 38
Views: 3602

RE: Pick A Livery And A Plane

Delta's new new colors on a 330 or Concorde.

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by Mir
Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Canarcy" Climb?
Replies: 14
Views: 8919

RE: "Canarcy" Climb?

<i>This is why I come to the conclusion that Canarsie is the <acronym title="MIAT Mongolian Airlines">OM</acronym> and has little to do with the neighborhood in Brooklyn.</i> Canarsie has nothing to do with an outer marker. An outer marker is a radio beacon five miles or so from the end of a runway ...

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by Mir
Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 773 Same Success As The 767-300?
Replies: 15
Views: 3639

RE: 773 Same Success As The 767-300?

If the point of the thread was to compare the 763 and 773 in terms of total sales, then I think the 763 is going to win. The 773 is a pretty specialized plane, and if I am not mistaken, the 763 was the more popular 767, while the 772 is the more popular 777.

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by Mir
Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 773 Same Success As The 767-300?
Replies: 15
Views: 3639

RE: 773 Same Success As The 767-300?

So far the 777-300ER seems to have been an Asia-only plane, with the exception of <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>. It looks to be a possible 744 replacement, while the 773 was more suited to replacing the 742. I'm somewhat surprised that the 773 models haven't done better elsewhere in the w...

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by Mir
Sun Jan 18, 2004 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Last Flight You Took.
Replies: 74
Views: 7296

RE: The Last Flight You Took.

Last flight I took was Swiss 22, <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> on a 332. Great flight. Swiss may not be Swissair, but they a...

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by Mir
Sun Jan 18, 2004 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Courts Branson To Locate At SFO
Replies: 28
Views: 4269

RE: California Courts Branson To Locate At SFO

Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but I think Virgin USA would be an American company, a division of the larger Virgin group. Something along the lines of Virgin Blue. If JetBlue or Southwest wanted to open up a subsidiary in Europe, I think that people would think of it as strange, but there wouldn't be ...

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by Mir
Sat Jan 17, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Biggest Airline Terminal Youve Seen?
Replies: 24
Views: 5531

RE: What Is The Biggest Airline Terminal Youve Seen?

MSP is pretty large too, especially if you have to go to the NW Airlink gates from Concourse F. Took about 20 minutes at a fairly brisk pace.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any UA 767-400's?
Replies: 8
Views: 2927

RE: Any UA 767-400's?

I don't work for <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> or Boeing, but I don't see it happening. The 764 seems to be best for high-capacity domestic routes. <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> operates it trans-atlantic, but I hear they're not elated with how it's d...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Proposed 7e7 Launch Covers Two Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 5693

RE: Boeing's Proposed 7e7 Launch Covers Two Aircraft

<i>I can't help but believe that the longer-range 7E7 is just TOO capable to replace the 767 market, and that they're going to continue to lose business to the 332.</i> If the longer range 7E7 is designed as a 332 competitor, how will Boeing continue to lose business to it (assuming the 7E7 meets sp...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Proposed 7e7 Launch Covers Two Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 5693

RE: Boeing's Proposed 7e7 Launch Covers Two Aircraft

Somehow I don't think the 7E7 is going to be competing with the 320/737. It's just too big. 757 at the smallest.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Lock Up An Aircraft?
Replies: 31
Views: 13184

RE: How Do You Lock Up An Aircraft?

After you get in the cockpit, there is nothing to stop you from starting the engines (apart for the need for fuel in the tanks). It's just a combination of buttons and switches (except if the battery is disconnected, in which case you would need to reconnect it). The cockpit door probably has a key,...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PW-powered 767-400ER Ever Going To Fly?
Replies: 10
Views: 4366

RE: PW-powered 767-400ER Ever Going To Fly?

The 764 had its (very brief) time, and now it's done. It was a nice looking plane, and I would have liked to see more of them, but it just didn't compete with the 332, and it certainly doesn't compete with the 7E7.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Proposed 7e7 Launch Covers Two Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 5693

RE: Boeing's Proposed 7e7 Launch Covers Two Aircraft

Well, remember that one of the reasons Boeing is making the short-range come out first is because the Japanese carriers want that first. The stretch version (which is a direct 332 competitior) is set to come out last.

Well, great for Airbus, then. More 332s is always a good thing.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 16, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Proposed 7e7 Launch Covers Two Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 5693

RE: Boeing's Proposed 7e7 Launch Covers Two Aircraft

If Boeing goes with the shorter 757/767 replacement version first, it gives Airbus extra time to make money off of the 330-200. I think Boeing would love to go right for the 332's throat, while the 757s and 767s still have some life in them. On the other hand, getting the short range model out first...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace The 757?
Replies: 25
Views: 6889

RE: What Will Replace The 757?

I don't really see how the 7E7, a widebody, is going to replace the 757. I think it's removal from production leaves an immense hole in Boeing's line up, a hole which Airbus really had no competition for. There will still be plenty of used 757s around though, and I think what will happen is the shor...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Getting Competitive?
Replies: 23
Views: 2704

RE: Boeing - Getting Competitive?

<i>So the apparatus above the PFD on the Captain's side is to order pizza, then. Actually, your picture is so washed out at the top that I can't tell if there's a pane of glass above that apparatus or not</i> I don't know what that thing is either. It looks padded, so maybe it's something for the pi...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Been Stuck With A Slob?
Replies: 13
Views: 5207

RE: Have You Ever Been Stuck With A Slob?

I will second the comments about the great writing. One could make a great TV show scene with this. I laughed for about five minutes straight before I could write a response.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing - Getting Competitive?
Replies: 23
Views: 2704

RE: Boeing - Getting Competitive?

<i>Back to this thread, I truly do expect Boeing to take over # 1 again. New CEO means new practices, plus the 7E7 will start dominating the market soon and when that happens A330 sales will dry up, 737/A32X sales will remain the same probably, 777 will continue to outsell the 340.</i> And then Airb...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Been Stuck With A Slob?
Replies: 13
Views: 5207

RE: Have You Ever Been Stuck With A Slob?

I'm speechless.... My sympathies.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A Small Intercontinental Commercial A/c Work
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

RE: Could A Small Intercontinental Commercial A/c Work

I don't know about costs, but I do know that if I had to spend more than four hours in an RJ i'd go raving mad. Unless it was configured as a business jet, which there are already plenty of.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pushes Forward On Passenger Risk Database
Replies: 35
Views: 3130

RE: U.S. Pushes Forward On Passenger Risk Database

<i>Of course there will be some false alarms, and some people will be wrongly inconvenienced, but I know I'd rather be strip-searched, credit-checked and interrogated every time I fly than see another person die in an airline-related act of terrorism.</i> The problem is, the consequences for a false...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Pushes Forward On Passenger Risk Database
Replies: 35
Views: 3130

RE: U.S. Pushes Forward On Passenger Risk Database

Wasn't one of the flights around New Years cancelled because some five year old kid who was scheduled to fly had the same name as a terror suspect? Well, with this policy, that kid would be red-listed. And he wouldn't be the only accidental victim. There would be hundreds more. And one of the worst ...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hajj Plane Makes Emergency Landing Indonesia
Replies: 4
Views: 5265

RE: Hajj Plane Makes Emergency Landing Indonesia

325? Isn't that a lot for the 763? Can't have been very comfortable.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st AF 777-328ER At BFI
Replies: 74
Views: 11433

RE: 1st AF 777-328ER At BFI

That may be, but I find <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>'s seats more comfortable, and the absence of a PTV is NOT THE END <acronym title="Transports et Travaux Aériens de Madagascar">OF</acronym> THE WORLD. Read a book. Write. Look out the window. Do something creative instead of s...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Simulator Provokes Investigation
Replies: 64
Views: 8627

RE: Flight Simulator Provokes Investigation

Perhaps. I can't see how they could make it seem that way, but again, I don't think the way they do.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Simulator Provokes Investigation
Replies: 64
Views: 8627

RE: Flight Simulator Provokes Investigation

<i>i dont even blame the police, bcs the employee could have spun things however they wanted to his/her manager and/or the authorities, and they are expected to react to the situation as it is presented to them. i have no doubt that they didn't just hear the version of the incident at the store as i...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Simulator Provokes Investigation
Replies: 64
Views: 8627

RE: Flight Simulator Provokes Investigation

Here is the article from the Recorder, the local newspaper of the town where this happened. <i><b>Question about flight simulator brings visit from police</b> By VIRGINIA RAY Recorder Staff COLRAIN - An innocent inquiry to a Staples store clerk about a computer software program that teaches how to f...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400
Replies: 14
Views: 3255

RE: Identifying A 737-300 V - 400

A -300 has one window exit per side. The -400 has two. That's the most recongizable difference.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Takes Delivery Of 1st Ex SQ A 343
Replies: 38
Views: 6180

RE: EK Takes Delivery Of 1st Ex SQ A 343

<i>The A343's take off is as much interesting as watching a snail crossing a road</i> I actually find snails crossing roads to be riveting. "Will it make it? Won't it make it? Wow, close call there! Watch out for the <acronym title="Suva - Nausori (SUV / NFSU), Fiji">SUV</acronym>!"  <img src="...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Simulator Provokes Investigation
Replies: 64
Views: 8627

RE: Flight Simulator Provokes Investigation

Americans, on behalf of the entire world I beg you, KICK THESE PEOPLE OUT OF OFFICE in Nov 2004

I shall do my best. Though, in all fairness, that's not going to make this kind of thing stop. The damage is already done.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st AF 777-328ER At BFI
Replies: 74
Views: 11433

RE: 1st AF 777-328ER At BFI

Their service for economy passengers, IMHO, is awful. I've never felt respected at all by the F/As (apart from one flight from Prague to Paris). I also got the feeling that they do everything for their business and first class passengers at the expense of the economy cabin (which isn't as much of a ...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st AF 777-328ER At BFI
Replies: 74
Views: 11433

RE: 1st AF 777-328ER At BFI

The engines aren't actually as big as they look in that picture, because the cowl is open. When closed, itll probably be similar to the current GE90s because of ground clearance requirements (which is in no way diminishing the monstrous-ness of their size, they are still HUGE - see below picture) <b...

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