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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s
Replies: 26
Views: 4971

Re: FedEx orders additional 767 and 777s

That will help fill the production bridge to the 777x. The freight market picked up just in time to extend the life of the 767F, 777F and 747F. Without the booming freight market the 767 line would exclusively be for tankers, 777 production rates would be lower and the 747 production line would hav...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2212

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Freakysh wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Ronaldo's third was one of the best goals I have ever seen, WC or not.


You need to watch some more football

You'd be at odds with my wife. :lol:

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: MCI thread - 2018

Does anyone have any info on what's over at the maintenance operation there. I saw lots of interesting stuff, from an AC B789 (!) to what looked like an old AK 727 being broken up. There were what looked like some old B744F's too. Very cool.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 2212

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Ronaldo's third was one of the best goals I have ever seen, WC or not. My picks before the tournament were Belgium and France, but the way France played today, they are going nowhere. I hope they pick it up. But as long as it's not Germany or Brazil AGAIN, I will be happy.

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by Bricktop
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 35
Views: 3523

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

Surely a topic better suited for Polls and Preferences than here? I'm getting concerned that airliners.net is turning more and more into a "plane spotter's nerd fest" instead of a place to discuss and debate serious issues in, and affecting, the industry! Lighten up, Francis! But then the...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare treat at EWR this afternoon...
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

Re: Rare treat at EWR this afternoon...

Looks like they are hooking them west of EWR and bringing them in from the north, then swinging in over Jersey City.
Get some sweet Manhattan views if you're on the left side.

https://www.flightradar24.com/UAL1582/1cc60c59

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 6471

Re: Etihad reports $1.52bn in losses for 2017

I don't know why for example they are running double daily A388's into JFK (some days EY101 is a B77W, it is true) at the same time QR is sending a B77W and an A359. That doesn't even include EK's A388 flights, but they aren't EK.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earliest "special" livery?
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: Earliest "special" livery?



This was taken on a cold day at JFK, but a little Googling will get other pictures.

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earliest "special" livery?
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Earliest "special" livery?

In another thread I mentioned the Braniff Calder Flying Colors 727 and DC-8 liveries. They were the first "specials" that I remember.
I thought the DC-8 in particular was awesome.

Does anyone know if there were any airlines that did specials before that?

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 16512

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

He has been fundraising for quite a while. I remember seeing his promo video over a year ago. The plan is go go J31 to 737 to larger narrowbodies...if I am not mistaken. His original videos did not use the term Sharia, it was spun as an anti no frills airline (but not full service). Essentially a c...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential MOM Customers
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: Potential MOM Customers

I thought we had already established on here: 1. Almost every airline will be beating a path to Boeings door to hand over deposits to order the plane BUT 2. Despite this Boeing are still struggling to make the business case work. The reality is - talk is cheap so at the moment many airlines are int...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6609

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Lots of glass houses, lots of stones. Calm down, folks.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My favorite airliner ever: Braniff 727-200....
Replies: 14
Views: 1446

Re: My favorite airliner ever: Braniff 727-200....

The Calder 727 was pretty sweet, as was his DC-8.

My knowledge doesn't go back much beyond that. Were they the first "specials"?

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.
Replies: 109
Views: 6609

Re: Iran seeks to sue Boeing.

Defending a country ruled by an extremist theocracy that's pumping billions of dollars into terrorism is pretty pathetic of you. I got confused, which of both countries are you talking about now? Cant really spot the difference. Then you are pretty dumb. He's a troll. Many of us here have learned t...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 10198

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

Kickert wrote:
it is good to be king.

Beat me to it. ;)

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10738

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

JayinKitsap wrote:
Airbus will get a 500 plane NB order, as they always seem to do.

They always do seem to, don't they? This time I am not so sure, given the engine problems fiasco, that anyone is going to plunk down that huge an order.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10738

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

N14AZ wrote:
I wouldn’t be too optimistic... we are at the beginning of a trade war. Furthermore, both OEMs have full backlogs...

Lots of jaw-jaw. Not so much war-war (as it relates to planes).

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10738

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

I think it is going to be quite lean with orders. The world economy is going to slow down in 2019/2020 and there are too many orders already. If I had the chance I would wait a bit 8-) Anyhow, my predictions: > Qatar still needs friends, so I would not be surprised if they would order some top up A...

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 193
Views: 33617

Re: LH A340 on fire in FRA now

:( What a freakish and sad way to go.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet
Replies: 35
Views: 7342

Re: Interview with LH CEO interesting comments regarding fleet

I've read an interview with Jörg Henneman, Head of LH Group Commercial Fleet Management where he states that the 777X will feature standardized cabin configuration throughout the LH Group. This would mean that mainly LX and/or OS, but perhaps also other family-members are linked to 777X ops somewhe...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee
Replies: 25
Views: 3947

Re: 2 more A350 for Air Caraïbes and French Bee

Excellent. The Air Caraibes A350 is IMO the best looking plane/livery combo going right now, just pipping the Gulf Air B789.

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 157
Views: 35389

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

Arion640 wrote:
Well haha. As a patriotic british citizen, I do like to defend the british made products (or partly made products) I'm an airbus fanboy to some extent.

Thank you for your candour. ;-)

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism
Replies: 33
Views: 5810

Re: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism

TAP flies to JFK and EWR so that travelers in New Jersey don't have to pay over $20 in tolls, as well as suffer through NEW YORK traffic and a minimum 1 hour 5 minute drive. TAP flies to EWR because they're a Star Alliance member, there is significant connectivity for the alliance there, and as not...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism
Replies: 33
Views: 5810

Re: TAP campaign in USA is receiving bad criticism

I see nothing wrong with it too. I hope it brings added traffic into Portugal, more N. Americans should see this wonderful country, all of it is worth exploring, & it may tempt those who do to visit the less visited parts of Spain in the process. Btw, the Portuguese people are some of the nices...

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by Bricktop
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10575

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

you really think AAB was sincere? the western world is going to be stunned in 10 years when China and the Middle East start fully running the show... deep down none of these people even the younger generation believe in gay rights or equality of men and women or equality of races... and anyone who ...

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by Bricktop
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26272

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

The difference in orders between the 777-8/9, 326, and A330neo, 214, is 112 and the 777-8/9 was launched a year before the A330neo. So if Airbus sells 112 in the next year, they will be equal on frames (but still less on market value). Chances of that happening? Ungatz. Better to hope that 777X ord...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2318
Views: 293727

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

He also says that Boeing has discussed the project with 60 airlines and he downplays the idea that the product may be launched at Farnborough. If BCA doesn't announce launch at Farnborough, all the Airbus fanboys here will be hurling derision at them. Then again, they will probably do that if they ...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Only a man can run an airline."
Replies: 137
Views: 10575

Re: "Only a man can run an airline."

There are many, many, MANY women who could do his job an eff-ton better.


And 28% cheaper! ;-) I kid, I kid.

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win
Replies: 132
Views: 26272

Re: Airbus sales chief defiant on A330neo demand as Boeing seals new win

Happy to be corrected but how could they have launched the NEO 2 years earlier unless it was to be a glider?As I understand it the engine was in fact 6 months late.Probably a very good thing actually as the 'ten' of which the 7000 is a derivative had the high temp' coating fixed.So at least it flie...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 8548

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

Wow, Qantas North looks phenomenal on the 737 MAX! This is literally not even remotely close to QF but whatever. Haters gotta hate I guess. Honestly it's a lovely transition. Well done Westjet! I figured it was a play on the Spirit of Canada/Australia and the continuation of the tail down the fusel...

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by Bricktop
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery
Replies: 43
Views: 8548

Re: First Westjet 737MAX8 in new livery

In before the haters. I like it.

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by Bricktop
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?
Replies: 52
Views: 4245

Re: New SY Paint Scheme Coming?

D>C>A>B.

None of them are dreadful.

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18282

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

seahawk wrote:
I would not bet on that. The feedback on the Qantas 787 flight is mixed at best.

How much of that is just length of flight stuff though? I am not sure I would like to be on my own G650 with in-flight refueling that long.

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by Bricktop
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18282

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

It's worth a look, as conceptually it could be a winner for QF (excluding all the conference room etc. silliness of course). All the other design projects seem to be wrapping/wrapped up. A32Xneo's are flying, as are the A300-900, and also the A350 brothers. A330-800 will be soon, and nothing's comin...

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by Bricktop
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 452
Views: 80197

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

StTim wrote:
But a much poorer passenger experience!

Ahhh yes, let's all wistfully remember the days of yore when BA actually gave a crap. ;-)

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United seeks to return to JFK
Replies: 184
Views: 22928

Re: United seeks to return to JFK

In the words of my mother whenever I screwed up or got into trouble, "You should have thought about that sooner."

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target
Replies: 104
Views: 13414

Re: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target

I'm coming at this from a different perspective: the 'leaked' memo serves as disclosure to investors that the anticipated level of deliveries (and profits) are at risk. That's its real function. It's different that mine, that much is true. ;-) I think it's a little poke to Hamburg and Toulouse to g...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target
Replies: 104
Views: 13414

Re: Airbus faces “unprecedented challenge” to hit delivery target

So what is process we’re looking at? Moving assembly lines? Keep in mind any such investment is a long-term expensive one if you are talking about remaking your production methods drastically. I question if investing in the A320 and 737 beyond this surge of orders is worth it. These designs will no...

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by Bricktop
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 475
Views: 112625

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

LoganTheBogan wrote:
Has there really been no activity with the 737 MAX over the last few days? Or are the contributors busy?

I follow https://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.com/. It's more than the MAX ie has the non-MAX 737s and widebodies too.
Maybe the Memorial Day holiday slowed things up?

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by Bricktop
Thu May 31, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters
Replies: 67
Views: 6060

Re: China Eastern to launch Shanghai - Pittsburgh charters

SCQ83 wrote:
What do Chinese tourists do in PIT?

Steelers fans are everywhere!

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by Bricktop
Thu May 31, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11728

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

If only the father had been present, (who had a matching surname to the child) was present, there would presumably be no concern. If so, why the concern when both parents are present. Interestingly enough, he was there. Unless the child carries neither parent name, I can't see how this became such ...

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by Bricktop
Wed May 30, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11728

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Southwest needs to shut down ops for a day so their employees can get unconscious bias training.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 29, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NYC airport
Replies: 92
Views: 11473

Re: New NYC airport

FA9295 wrote:
enilria wrote:
It’s called SWF

That and HPN.


LOL at HPN. ;)

Hell will freeze over before that gets expanded. Before one considers the lack (lake) of space available, there's very expensive real estate and powerful folk in Greenwich, CT and Armonk, NY who may just weigh in on the subject.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 29, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Harmony interior
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Re: Airbus Harmony interior

Very sweet, but a lot of expensive wasted floorspace.

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by Bricktop
Tue May 29, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft
Replies: 42
Views: 7583

Re: Thomas Cook / Condor plans for new long range aicraft

There's not likely going to be any used 787's any time soon. Used A330ceo seems far more likely. As far as new frames, Airbus could really use a win for the A330neo, but I have no idea how many of the frames that have been sold to lessors have been placed yet. It would be bad form indeed for Airbus ...

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by Bricktop
Tue May 29, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26318

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

This article seems like it was auto generated out of corporate ipsum. Lots of words, zero things actually said. All it’s missing is the word “synergy” shoved in somewhere. :rotfl: How about multi-dimensional, out of the box, proactive and forward-thinking? :rotfl: Can we circle back on that later?

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by Bricktop
Mon May 28, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26318

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

oldannyboy wrote:
Corporate excreta at its best. That's what it is - let's start calling things for what they are folks.
The kind of manure that is produced by large corporations when they are too self-engrossed and when they have too many extravagantly paid managers.

He shoots, he scores!!!

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by Bricktop
Sat May 26, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31169

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

UA is in for a major raft of poop if it's them. A.net mods - be ready!

Any other airline, it'll get panned as the mediocrity it is.

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by Bricktop
Thu May 24, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 18685

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Russian bot response in 3-2-1..

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