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by txjim
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 8682

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

Why has it become the norm of late for posters to open threads regarding recycled news, they should check the dates of the news releases before posting on here especially as this particular story is nearly 4 years old. Oh cheer up you. This is actually a rather fun a.net thread, free of repetitive ...

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by txjim
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand AA's approach. Although I'm interested in Iceland, most of my searches have been centered on the lower fares to European cities (DFW-Copenhagen with a single stopover, $550 on WOW, $1400 AA/BA per Google Flights) which were not easy to obtain in the past. Every time I saw a menti...

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by txjim
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 169
Views: 17349

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand AA's approach. Although I'm interested in Iceland, most of my searches have been centered on the lower fares to European cities (DFW-Copenhagen with a single stopover, $550 on WOW, $1400 AA/BA per Google Flights) which were not easy to obtain in the past. Every time I saw a mentio...

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by txjim
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 7855

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

RockIsland41 wrote:
I vote for Dallas Love Field. DL did operate it here in early 1970s. (and it could have 'fun' with WN....)

As someone who used to pull over on Denton Drive to watch the afternoon takeoff, I endorse this suggestion!

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by txjim
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings
Replies: 68
Views: 8161

Re: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings

There are at least 13 additional destinations that Southwest could add daily nonstop service to out of Dallas Love Field if it had room to do so, including Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Corpus Christi, Hartford, Jacksonville, Louisville, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, Norfolk, Richmond, Tucson, an...

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by txjim
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 45
Views: 7678

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

Tahiti's Opposition against low-cost airline "French Polynesia's opposition Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party has come out against plans of a French low-cost airline to fly between Paris and Tahiti. The airline French Blue has been in discussions with the French Polynesian government about launching f...

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by txjim
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surface transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 1013

Re: Surface transfers

Back in the DFW-LGW days, I frequently had ongoing flights out of LHR. BA would provide a bus transfer between airports.

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by txjim
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 65065

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Some important roads in the region will be shut down for weeks and many will not able to afford to travel due to their storm losses so could reduce demand out of HOU/IAH. Some offset could occur from recovery workers coming in and out. What???? No way. There is no way any important road will be shu...

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by txjim
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cusco Jetway Situation
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: Cusco Jetway Situation

Google maps appears to show one working with an image date of 2017. Don't know when in 2017, however.

https://www.google.com/maps/@-13.5373744,-71.9436207,266m/data=!3m1!1e3

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by txjim
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 America's Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 674

Re: 2017 America's Cup

I enjoy watching the races and marvel at the technology but must admit I've lost any connection to the boats and racers that I used to have to the event. When the monohulls were changing sails, setting spinnakers or adjusting trim I could appreciate and understand the effort based on my modest racin...

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by txjim
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 7915

Re: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.

Take-off checklist Deuteronomy 1:1-12 Ye shall ask for His blessing on the righteous frequency, for on the wrong one ye shall not receive the clearance to line up. And then G*d spoke: Ye shall set 90% N1 and a flap setting of 1, for if you decideth otherwise, you shall not leave earth with His bles...

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by txjim
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"
Replies: 35
Views: 4085

Re: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"

Skytrax has announced the top 20 airlines of the year. 1. Qatar Airways Quelle surprise http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/Screen%20Shot%202017-06-20%20at%2019.53.47_zpspqmbccwn.jpg You are absolutely wrong with this false claim (the bribe would be in dollars or euros)

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by txjim
Fri May 12, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: Flying magazine

FYI, past issues available on Google Books
https://books.google.com/books/serial/ISSN:00154806?rview=1

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by txjim
Thu May 04, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill
Replies: 29
Views: 3951

Re: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill

We need a corollary to Godwins Law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law), EVERY hot beverage burn story will ultimately descend into the McDonald's lawsuit.

edit: Ninja'd on the Adam Ruins Everything link

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by txjim
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need a little help: MAD to Atocha
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Need a little help: MAD to Atocha

Thanks for the information! He arrives internationally and will have luggage so I'm assuming an hour or so for luggage and customs. Appreciate the advise regarding changing tickets, did not know that was a viable option.

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by txjim
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need a little help: MAD to Atocha
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Need a little help: MAD to Atocha

Hi, I'd like to get opinions on when to book a train out of Atocha. My son flies into MAD at 07:30 on IB and will take a train to Seville the same day. This will be in mid May. What is a reasonable time to depart Atocha given normal delays? I assume he will take the train from T4 to the station. Tha...

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by txjim
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12160

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

If there is a airline which operates a 4 engine aircraft I will fly them when there is no other option I simply will not go. Sorry if that seems irrational illoogical or whatever word you want to use. Engines may be different now and I understand that engines may have improved over the years. If it...

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by txjim
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Air Stewardess in Advertising" at Flashbak.com
Replies: 10
Views: 1653

"The Air Stewardess in Advertising" at Flashbak.com

I ran cross a great collection of airline (and related) advertising featuring flight attendants from 1934 onward. http://flashbak.com/the-air-stewardess-in-advertising-1934-1989-378134/ A couple of my favorites are from United. About 3/4 of the way down there is an ad quoting the VP of united statin...

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by txjim
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Podcast recommendations ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Podcast recommendations ...

I enjoy Freakanomics Radio podcasts and, related to this forum, offer http://freakonomics.com/podcast/pilot/ Patrick Smith, the author of Cockpit Confidential, answers every question we can throw at him about what really happens up in the air. Just don’t get him started on pilotless planes — or whet...

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by txjim
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Delta - Tarmac Delay Rules
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: DOT Fines Delta - Tarmac Delay Rules

toobz wrote:
people cant go 2hrs without water or food? lol oh geez..


I can just fine. When I was traveling with my 4 year old son way back when, I would have had issues. LOL oh geez....

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by txjim
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 132081

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

Dufo wrote:
You know something is wrong when you have your own Youtube section of close calls and crashes.


And what appear to be regular spectators looking for that SXM experience

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by txjim
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 9353

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

Saying Air Force 1 is just an airframe used to haul the POTUS is like saying the E-6 is just a 707 with a couple of radios. We can debate level of complexity needed for a mobile executive command platform but AF1 has capabilities that very very few members of this board know or understand. The cost ...

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by txjim
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Neutral Snow Clearing - Stockholm
Replies: 31
Views: 1787

Re: Gender Neutral Snow Clearing - Stockholm

I saw this earlier and thought about posting it, but didn't as nothing that comes out of Sweden surprises me anymore. Sweden is what happens when you have an extremely long period of peace and stability, erosion of religion and total Social Democrat hegemony over politics. <snip> Your statement rem...

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by txjim
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery flight circles over Denver
Replies: 20
Views: 6190

Re: Mystery flight circles over Denver

If it had the trailing wires extended, the tight orbit would have really disturbed the press!

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by txjim
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which civilian airports are also B1B stations?
Replies: 18
Views: 2585

Re: Which civilian airports are also B1B stations?

Nothing against the various cargo planes, but the B1, B52, and B2 are all special as they are nuclear strategic bombers. By their nature, they have to be segregated from the rest of the USAF fleet, especially civilian airports. There's only like 4 or 5 bases with these planes. And they are all loca...

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by txjim
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iphone vs Android
Replies: 58
Views: 3122

Re: Iphone vs Android

On a related note, Android Auto in my 2017 Hyundai puts dedicated Navigation systems to shame. My wife has the factory Nav in her Toyota and my setup is far easier to use than hers and has many more features. Google only allows apps that are tailored for Auto and limits user interfaces to a simplifi...

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by txjim
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Texas Airline
Replies: 21
Views: 5207

Re: New Texas Airline

I really appreciate all of the comments...although most are cynical. I can respect that though. We understand the difficulties of the market, that 4x weekly isn't the most attractive in a very active corridor, that the prices are somewhat high compared to walk-up WN fares, etc. While we are competi...

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by txjim
Wed May 11, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russia Super Nuke?
Replies: 21
Views: 2568

RE: New Russia Super Nuke?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Dreadnought" class="quote" target="_blank">Dreadnought</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>If an EMP goes off, every vehicle, c...

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by txjim
Wed May 11, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russia Super Nuke?
Replies: 21
Views: 2568

RE: New Russia Super Nuke?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>The article says one of these missiles could...

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by txjim
Wed May 11, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russia Super Nuke?
Replies: 21
Views: 2568

RE: New Russia Super Nuke?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Dreadnought" class="quote" target="_blank">Dreadnought</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>cause an EMP that knocks out every i...

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by txjim
Mon May 02, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where To Eat In Dallas...
Replies: 21
Views: 1707

RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> When I lived in Dallas my favorite BBQ plac...

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by txjim
Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wait Times At DR Office
Replies: 29
Views: 1846

RE: Wait Times At DR Office

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetwet1" class="quote" target="_blank">jetwet1</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> however, on my last visit to my hear...

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by txjim
Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Fight Onboard NK BWI-LAX
Replies: 21
Views: 8249

RE: Passengers Fight Onboard NK BWI-LAX

The story did not go into much detail. One would think the flight attendants would intervene before the fight started, as a safety issue if for no other reason. There appeared to be ample time to detect a problem and prevent escalation.

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by txjim
Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Improve Your Own Transit System
Replies: 62
Views: 2737

RE: Improve Your Own Transit System

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/blueflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">blueflyer</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Improve what? Signed, Texas </i></font>...

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by txjim
Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Windows O/S In Airbus A350
Replies: 34
Views: 17410

RE: Windows O/S In Airbus A350

Software for aircradft must be developed under the DO-178 standard which reqires strict development procedures and a very high level of qualification. Almost no commercial software would qualify.

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by txjim
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chest Pains Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 2846

RE: Chest Pains Thread

It’s also possible that an EKG does not tell the entire story. After training for a long mountain hike, I went 4-5 months after the trip before I started seriously running again. I experienced a burning pain below my heart which I attributed to heartburn. In a regular checkup, Doc did an EKG with no...

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by txjim
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Laptop For Intl Travel
Replies: 17
Views: 1644

RE: Best Laptop For Intl Travel

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/fallap" class="quote" target="_blank">fallap</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i> Buy a refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad  </i...

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by txjim
Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dropping And Parachuting The Passenger Cabin...
Replies: 39
Views: 8376

RE: Dropping And Parachuting The Passenger Cabin...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WIederling" class="quote" target="_blank">WIederling</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>Regular russian airdrop equipment ? ...

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by txjim
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dropping And Parachuting The Passenger Cabin...
Replies: 39
Views: 8376

RE: Dropping And Parachuting The Passenger Cabin...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/apfpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">apfpilot</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i>The CAPS system on a Cirrus uses Pyrotec...

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by txjim
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dropping And Parachuting The Passenger Cabin...
Replies: 39
Views: 8376

RE: Dropping And Parachuting The Passenger Cabin...

Pyrotechnics in the parachute system! Great Idea!

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by txjim
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Causes Delay At Heathrow
Replies: 6
Views: 1824

RE: Drone Causes Delay At Heathrow

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MD11Engineer" class="quote" target="_blank">MD11Engineer</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> (we have two licenced hunters and...

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by txjim
Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI: No Money For Spare Parts, Shortage
Replies: 85
Views: 18171

RE: AI: No Money For Spare Parts, Shortage

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IPFreely" class="quote" target="_blank">IPFreely</a> (<a href="#59" class="quote">Reply 59</a>):<br/><i>What defense contracts? the Indian Air F...

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by txjim
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequently Spotted Overhead
Replies: 21
Views: 2494

RE: Frequently Spotted Overhead

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Coal" class="quote" target="_blank">Coal</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>From the office I have sweeping views of Sydney Ha...

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by txjim
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Eating Alone On Business Trips
Replies: 41
Views: 3961

RE: Eating Alone On Business Trips

Obligatory link to Steve Martin clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ7CNUuoe3E

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by txjim
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre MH 370 Wreckage Claim
Replies: 63
Views: 32378

RE: Bizarre MH 370 Wreckage Claim

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aloha717200" class="quote" target="_blank">Aloha717200</a> (<a href="#56" class="quote">Reply 56</a>):<br/><i>I am amused that everyone missed t...

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by txjim
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre MH 370 Wreckage Claim
Replies: 63
Views: 32378

RE: Bizarre MH 370 Wreckage Claim

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/penguins" class="quote" target="_blank">penguins</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Latest news is that a SKELETON was found i...

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by txjim
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unlicensed Pilot Crashes, Kills 5
Replies: 16
Views: 6890

RE: Unlicensed Pilot Crashes, Kills 5

There is a game a local radio station plays when discussing news stories called 'Count the Red Flags" 1) 5 people in a 4-seat light aircraft 2) No pilot training 3) 3:40 <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> 4) Witness reported aircraft was rising and descending in a zig-zag pattern "Bacon County...

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by txjim
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Begins Wear-Testing New Uniforms
Replies: 19
Views: 8852

RE: WN Begins Wear-Testing New Uniforms

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Rugger" class="quote" target="_blank">Rugger</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i> Quoting thomasphoto60 (Reply 6): Eh.....I am ...

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by txjim
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta's Gate Snack Carts...just To Say "thanks"
Replies: 61
Views: 14707

RE: Delta's Gate Snack Carts...just To Say "thanks

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/canyonblue17" class="quote" target="_blank">canyonblue17</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i> Quoting American 767 (Reply 5):...

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