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by wowlookplanes
Thu May 31, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Capacity analysis at SJC
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Capacity analysis at SJC

[I performed a cursory search to make sure I'm not asking the already-asked, but am nevertheless open to being flamed/chided for wrong forum and/or dumb question] The two threads today concerning bay area traffic (SFO potentially going Level 3 controlled, WN expanding again at SJC) have me wondering...

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by wowlookplanes
Thu May 31, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled
Replies: 50
Views: 6816

Re: SFO Set to be Level 3 Slot Controlled

Indeed, if only there were alternate airports nearby, or an alternate technology (HSR) to alleviate some of the pressure.....

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by wowlookplanes
Thu May 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !
Replies: 59
Views: 10953

Re: British Airways LHR-SJC cancelled flights !

When HSR opens up to San Jose, I'd imagine that will also drive outsized growth at SJC vs. SFO....though to be fair that's far enough out (~10 yrs) so as to be pure conjecture at this point....

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by wowlookplanes
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 91
Views: 5593

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

For me, subjectively, it's about the sweeps & the deltas....So in descending order:

SR-71
B-2
B-1
Vulcan
Victor

And of course this honorable mention is neither a sweep nor a delta....and it has been called one of the ugliest planes ever, but to my eye the warthog is a stunner

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5750

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

Ohhhh now .. he was just bein friendly ! I was hoping someone would joke around about sexual assault, there just aren't enough jokes that make light of a dude that touches women against their will. I bet you're real popular with the women, yeah?? Beating them off with a stick (metaphorically, I hop...

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by wowlookplanes
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117749

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

litz was referring to freakyrat's post.

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by wowlookplanes
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New standing "seats"
Replies: 50
Views: 5926

Re: New "seats"

Oooohhhhhkay, I'll step up to the plate on this one, then. This concept is nauseating. This was never thought necessary in trains, buses, ferries, or any other formerly-dominant mode of transportation, and IMO it crosses the line today in commercial aviation. There is something hateful towards human...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two amusing clips -- Funny ATC exchange and beautiful camera angle
Replies: 0
Views: 648

Two amusing clips -- Funny ATC exchange and beautiful camera angle

Nothing alarming or abnormal here, but I found both of these clips amusing and thought I'd share. I could find no previous record of either posted previously. The first, a funny exchange between a Lufthansa 747 and JFK ATC. LH loses an engine, and ATC is mildly flummoxed that captain doesn't declare...

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by wowlookplanes
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her
Replies: 173
Views: 5839

Re: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her

Redd wrote:

Standing up for a neutral POV and not automatically assuming a man is guilty does not equal misogyny.


If this is the main gist of what you've read earlier in this thread, I'd suggest you may not be reading critically enough. Lotta anger being taken out on women is what I read....

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her
Replies: 173
Views: 5839

Re: Alaska Airlines female co-pilot claims male pilot drugged and raped her

Well I can see that misogyny and sexism are alive and well on A. Net today... No. You can see that we all have a healthy level of skepticism about some woman who claims she was raped. Did she go into his room willingly? Then if so, what did she expect? How many times and with how many partners had ...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight
Replies: 46
Views: 5258

Re: A Woman Screaming 'I Am God' Tried to Open a Plane Door Mid-flight

Indeed, Sheikh & Peter, I side with you. While many on here would find it rip-roaring hilarious, I have a wife, children, mother, brother; all of which would be terrified that it is possible to open that door and doom the plane. I imagine them sitting on that plane and I feel less able to laugh....

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by wowlookplanes
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chilean Air Force 767 @ SJC
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Chilean Air Force 767 @ SJC

Just listened to ATC ground...they were assigned gate 18, if that provides any clue. I would have thought that sort of arrival would have parked over where the sports teams park away from the terminals near UPS/Fedex....

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by wowlookplanes
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 3436

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

Why are there no mass shootings in Western countries that have not banned guns? Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Germany, Norway.... EDIT: Sorry, two more points.... 1 - There are mass shootings in these countries (Port Arthur, 1996, Oslo, 2011, others...), but they're fewer and less deadly 2 - I th...

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by wowlookplanes
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are the Un-United States of America
Replies: 64
Views: 2586

Re: We are the Un-United States of America

It is an interesting find, I'll give you that much, DFLT... Why? Because the right-wing media has duped their know-nothing base into thinking Democrats are for open borders and MS-13? Mainly because it shows the dramatically-different circumstances we were in in 1993. The electorate cared about def...

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by wowlookplanes
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We are the Un-United States of America
Replies: 64
Views: 2586

Re: We are the Un-United States of America

Back in 1993, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) declared that America could no longer afford to be Mexico’s welfare state – and that the U.S. should only accommodate legal immigrants. Feinstein noted that Mexico does not provide its citizens the host of expensive entitlements available in the U.S.: ...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 3436

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

We can't have a conversation because to stop all mass shootings you have to ban all the guns. Why are there no mass shootings in Western countries that have not banned guns? Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Germany, Norway.... This is my sincere belief, not a studied response, but I'm guessing a mat...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 3436

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

https://www.google.com/search?safe=off& ... m+teachers
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NIKV69 wrote:
einsteinboricua wrote:
2. More guns for everyone.


Where has anyone said more guns? I mean really man you need to stop this rabble rousing.


p.s. - You're serious?

https://www.google.com/search?safe=off& ... m+teachers

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 3436

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

Everyone remember to be condescending, accusatory and arrogant when making your arguments for or against guns in this thread. We need to keep the conversation going. Watching CNN behaving probably the worst I have ever seen in this situation in an attempt to further gun control is appalling. We can...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 3436

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

There are two courses of action that have been proven, time and time again, to work in situations like these: 1. Thoughts and prayers 2. More guns for everyone. That collective attitude is the reason why nothing has changed since April 1999 When will the USA look at themselves and demand change? I ...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 3436

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

Everyone remember to be condescending, accusatory and arrogant when making your arguments for or against guns in this thread. We need to keep the conversation going. I'm not sure I follow your first train of thought...? But yeah, my argument is that in my perfect world children don't get killed whi...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 1175 - Engine Cowling Fails
Replies: 110
Views: 28546

Re: United 1175 - Engine Blowout?

I haven't seen it posted here, and don't have much info on it other than twitter. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/963537368098754560 https://twitter.com/erikhaddad/status/963545018890821632 https://twitter.com/erikhaddad/status/963545023210909696 https://twitter.com/erikhaddad/status/96354...

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747 on the move
Replies: 19
Views: 6519

Re: United 747 on the move

Granted I'm a sentimentalist for quads, but if I were a 747 pilot, I don't believe I'd be able to bring myself to accept that ferry contract.

It's like taking Old Yeller out back to put him down....

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11621

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

That's very thoughtful of you to not want an airline to come in that allows an entire segment of people to travel that likely otherwise cannot afford to fly anywhere. How about you just don't fly them if they show up. They still can't afford to fly anywhere. The ULCC's often fly around a class of p...

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by wowlookplanes
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS
Replies: 92
Views: 9449

Re: WSJ: Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS

...while the only winner is the 18-year-old Mr. Ho Lee Fook of Guanzhou province who just got a job at the newest assembly plant in Shanghai. If you must be prejudiced, could you at least throw a little creativity/originality into it? Also, is it just me or is anyone else getting concerned about Am...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11545

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

Wowlook, how can you be upset when your comparison is critiqued? You are comparing. That is what comparison is. If that isn't comparison, what is? It's absurd, because it's distracting is from the topic, which is actually interesting. Not upset, frustrated at the willingness by several folks, inclu...

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11545

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

...over that same time horizon, Jacksonville consolidated the city and county. That seriously distorts the city's growth rate... Finally! Someone who appears to have actually studied Jacksonville and could likely find Florida on a m-- Please stop trying to argue that JAX is comparable to SLC. It is...

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11545

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

SLC is also definitely NOT shrinking (Seriously, have you look at the size of typical Mormon family? And SLC certainly has a fair amount of them). Is this your evidence? Great, here's mine; Salt Lake City had a lower population at the 2010 census than it did in the 1960 census. Jacksonville grew 40...

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11545

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

SLC attracts traffic from Northern Idahoans.... Southern Idahoans... ...who don't want to take a DL Connection flight to SLC. Comedy. Southern Idaho is equidistant to Boise, but of COURSE they'd rather go SLC....and southeastern Kentucky prefers JAX to Nashville. Another fib. I'm not a SLC PR perso...

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by wowlookplanes
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?
Replies: 148
Views: 11545

Re: Will Jacksonville Ever see TransAtlantic Flights?

Just one data point to offer up: I'm SJC, have fam in JAX. SJC/SFO to JAX would get used 3-4 times yearly by my brood. I'd also use JAX as a hub into Europe, if the TCON and TATL existed. With my much-greater-than-average familiarity with JAX, this post, along with mcogator's (GO NOLES!) rings the t...

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Mokulele serve Princeville?
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Why doesnt Mokulele serve Princeville?

That's too bad, as yeah, I'd think Princeville could sustain a 1-3x weekly flight. Based on nothing more than my own pure conjecture and fondness for the north shore....

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by wowlookplanes
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 11241

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

At the time that AMX668 was instructed to go around by ATC Tower (AMX668 didn’t initiate their own GA), VX1041 an A320 was in takeoff position on Rwy28L, the runway that AMX668 could have landed on if KSFO ATC Tower had not given them... Does takeoff position necessarily mean that vx1041 was Cleare...

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by wowlookplanes
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 11241

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

There was Air Canada and this one. What was the third one? There was a second Air Canada event. Okay, I missed that one. But that doesn't seem like a "runway-related" issue but rather a communications issue. Apparently AC's radio failed just after landing clearance. Could happen at any ai...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 12116

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

Great thread! I'm not in the industry, but I have to imagine that the economic power scale for AS has shifted from one in which they might be better off splitting purchases between A&B so as to achieve competitive pricing, to one in which they're able to push A or B and extract lower prices base...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman threatens to kill everyone over a cigarette
Replies: 35
Views: 6679

Re: Woman threatens to kill everyone over a cigarette

Watching the video and checking out her social media, and this is meant neither to condemn her as a person nor excuse her inexcusable behavior, I'd agree with some of the idle speculation on the WaPo...this lady might have addiction issues beyond nicotine.

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christmas Tree in the Skies
Replies: 23
Views: 5703

Re: Christmas Tree in the Skies

The irony of a middle eastern based carrier drawing a Christmas tree is not lost on me. I suppose they don't have a better use for an A380 than to make drawings in the sky? you want a d*ck instead ? So 2015..... http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bored-pilot-draws-penis-flight-map-tracking-ap...

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by wowlookplanes
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google vs. Amazon Feud Grows: No YouTube on FireTV
Replies: 14
Views: 5154

Re: Google vs. Amazon Feud Grows: No YouTube on FireTV

Yep, I've got Roku 4s (they might even be Ultras...can't remember) now and they're a big jump from the 3 both in terms of 4K content and in the UX (but lesser so on the UX). What is really neat is the UX improvements that Roku has enabled for their developers with the 4. So you might not notice a ma...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google vs. Amazon Feud Grows: No YouTube on FireTV
Replies: 14
Views: 5154

Re: Google vs. Amazon Feud Grows: No YouTube on FireTV

{Disclosure: Former Roku employee, quite partial to the product, but have zero fondness for the company itself} Roku is Switzerland, not beholden to any of the big three behemoths. Long-tail content is strongest on Roku. 3-4x the number of channels as the next largest list, so if you're into videos ...

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by wowlookplanes
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20745

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Aren't pilots already very well paid? Uhhh....not sure you're going to get much agreement on that assertion, Flighty. I'm not?! $263 to $320 per hour for captains, not including other compensation? To my guesstimate these narrowbody captains are bringing in about 300 grand. And first officers about...

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20745

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

I’m booked on AA on the 20th to LGA via ORD. I hope this doesn’t affect my plans to see my family You and me both. I have an AA flight on the 16th when I get back to the US and then more flights on the 26th, 30th, Jan 2nd, Jan 10th and finally Jan 12th, Will be going through ORD and DFW on flights ...

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20745

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

Flighty wrote:

Aren't pilots already very well paid?



Uhhh....not sure you're going to get much agreement on that assertion, Flighty.

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by wowlookplanes
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)
Replies: 101
Views: 18335

Re: Progress On JFK TWA Terminal 5 Hotel Project (PICS)

TWA Terminal, for most of my life, was always a relic of another age in disrepair. TWA invested nothing into it until the late 90s when they gave it a paint job and reactivated the famous departure boards. I guess I'm lucky because all my memories were formed by a few visits in the golden days of m...

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 9374

Re: Former MLB Pitcher Roy Halladay Plane Crash

Very sad, eerie reminiscent of the Payne Stewart accident. *Eerily* reminiscent? Mmm, no. Save for the fact that two athletes were involved, there is really nothing that is reminiscent of the Payne Stewart accident. - Payne was an active Pro Tour golfer, Roy a retired pitcher - Payne was a passenge...

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by wowlookplanes
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flight Level 390 Blog
Replies: 3
Views: 1576

Re: Flight Level 390

Also still looking out for Captain Dave and any news....

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