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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86651

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Can only imagine what was going through the heads of those F-15 pilots when they got the order to scramble knowing this was a real world situation. In the last 17 years there's been like 1600 norad intercepts. That's like 2 a week. Not uncommon I wouldn't think And out of all of those intercepts, h...

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 2018 Screenshots
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: 2018 Screenshots

I haven't flown in a while. I bought a new laptop and made the switch to P3Dv4 and have been slowly building up my AI setup. I have pretty much all of the traffic that operates in and out of Sydney installed, along with FlyTampa Sydney. No GA traffic yet or military traffic. At Sydney, my framerates...

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 682
Views: 86651

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

speedbird52 wrote:
426Shadow wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Who is they?


Couldn't hear the callsign.

What freq are you on?


What's the frequency Kenneth?

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by csturdiv
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coke with coffee sugar free
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Coke with coffee sugar free

No 5 guys here, but I am not sure if it can beat BL Burger in Sydney. They do a great burger, Even when I was living in the US, I was more of a Smashburger and a Meatheads (I think that is a Chicago area chain) fan.

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by csturdiv
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coke with coffee sugar free
Replies: 14
Views: 831

Re: Coke with coffee sugar free

A few weekends ago I went on a roadtrip from Sydney to Canberra with my flatmate. I bought one of these at a servo and regretted it. Tasted like a flat, watered down Coke with a bad coffee flavouring to it. Still annoyed that they killed off Coke Zero for the Coke No Sugar and am thankful that my ne...

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by csturdiv
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS A346 en route LHR-MSY currently
Replies: 21
Views: 5711

Re: VS A346 en route LHR-MSY currently

I really wish my Chicago Bears would go to London and leave Glennon there.

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by csturdiv
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Parking at FSX. Please help
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Parking at FSX. Please help

Thanks a lot! I used WOAI before with the same ADE airports and did not have that problem. I guess I'll try to look again on some of the other forums to see if someone can help me. I'd recommend signing up for the AIG forums, http://www.alpha-india.net/forums/index.php, it is pretty active and ther...

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by csturdiv
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Parking at FSX. Please help
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Parking at FSX. Please help

I have one more question, and it’s not related to my original question but might as well give it a go. I have noticed that many of the aircraft never depart. They just stay at their gates the entire time and this is annoying because small airports like DAL get full and the aircraft then have nowher...

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by csturdiv
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did any other US airlines consider the Q400?
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Did any other US airlines consider the Q400?

If I remember correctly, years back Bombardier flew a Q400 into PWK (Chicago Executive Airport) for United to review. I could've sworn that happened while I live and worked around there, maybe sometime between 2007-2010.

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by csturdiv
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16359

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Updated for my weekend SYD-OOL-SYD flights. I do love the Gold Coast, really reminded me of Florida. Completed 09-JAN | VA834 | SYD-MEL | B738 | VH-VUL 14-JAN | VA845 | MEL-SYD | B738 | VH-VUR 16-JAN | NZ118 | SYD-AKL | B772 | ZK-OKD 19-JAN | NZ647 | AKL-ZQN | A320 | ZK-OXD 22-JAN | NZ833 | ZQN-SYD ...

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by csturdiv
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I don't get the hate for AA - recently had a nice experience in Y
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Re: I don't get the hate for AA - recently had a nice experience in Y

I have flown AA SYD-LAX-SYD a few times in Y, Y+ (or whatever the code is for the MCE is) and J and all were nice. Obviously I liked J better, but had no issues in Y. The only AA Y I did not like was on the B788 when I flew it LAX-ORD-LAX, that middle seat in the 3-3-3 was horrible.

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by csturdiv
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF Upgrade Bidding
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: QF Upgrade Bidding

No worries, I guess I can only try, no harm in that. I did get a really low business class upgrade on VA BNE-SYD last year, I submitted the bid at the lowest amount and was surprised it was accepted. But I may skip the PER upgrade if it is offered, as I just upgraded my SYD-DFW-SYD flights to premiu...

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by csturdiv
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: QF Upgrade Bidding
Replies: 3
Views: 470

QF Upgrade Bidding

Now that I am starting to accumulate QF points, I am getting emails from them about bidding for an upgrade. I skipped upgrading my upcoming SYD-OOL-SYD flights as it was just too short of a flight. In October, I am flying SYD-PER-SYD, and if I get an email from them, I would like to make a bid. For ...

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by csturdiv
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 66
Views: 14329

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

I've wondered for years if a redo of the AN-225 that used 4 GE-90 engines instead of the 6 that it currently uses would be a compelling product for any purpose. If i am not wrong,, For your concern - that is why they have AN-124 with 4 engines.. The An-124 is smaller, although quads as a whole are ...

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by csturdiv
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again

once for AFL for whatever Melbourne team calls it home None of the Melbourne based teams has a "home ground" as such for matches, although most retain their traditional homes as training facilities. To accomodate crowds and provide decent facilities all Melbourne matches are played at eit...

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by csturdiv
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again

A couple of mates flew up for the game, Gridiron has a good following here, especially since guys like Darren Bennett, Sav Rocca & Ben Graham went over to play. The Cricket season ends in February, but the Footy season will be in full swing by May. If you want to catch a Footy match while you'r...

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by csturdiv
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?
Replies: 49
Views: 3774

Re: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?

afcjets wrote:
DDR wrote:
We're the A300s at CO inherited from EA?


Yes, and Eastern really liked them.

PSA and the L1011
US and AA and the F100
WN and the 717
HP and the 747


WN was not a 717 buyer, other than in the sense that they came along with the acquisition of FL. Hardly a regrettable purchase.

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by csturdiv
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again

Glad to see that you're getting into cricket, once you get to know it it is a wonderful sport! T20 is probably the best thing that has happened to cricket in a long time, perfect if you don't have the time to watch an ODI game. But if you want to experience Test cricket, the Ashes will be played in...

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by csturdiv
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again

I am already looking forward to the game next year (whoever it is that comes), although there is talk about a major construction project that would put the stadiums out of commission and they might need to play in the Sydney Cricket Ground (which is obviously an oval, which would be interesting to ...

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by csturdiv
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Looking for an AA73 registration
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Looking for an AA73 registration

Thanks, I found the registration several days ago. My logbook is complete, well almost. In my logbook I include a photo of the aircraft if I have taken one myself, and there are a few planes with my generic "missing" image (well actually, using my own sense of humor, it is the History Chan...

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by csturdiv
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again

Rice never has been a "Football School" with big time recruiting. They have a very good stadium (built in the 50s by Brown & Root a cost) and it is an excellent school. But then there Arte the big time football schools (Texas, TexasTech, etc.) as well as Level Two (for Texas) schools ...

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by csturdiv
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Album covers with airplanes on them
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: Album covers with airplanes on them

Cannot forget Licensed To Ill from Beastie Boys and the AA B727 on it.

Image

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by csturdiv
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 81
Views: 31945

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

For my own selfish needs would've rather they switched the weekend legs. That way I could book a 789 flight SYD-MEL-SYD. Just earlier today I was looking to book a little weekend getaway in November and was looking at Canberra. Luckily I was only looking up to this point and didn't book anything.

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by csturdiv
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again

Until the MLB comes here, I can get by with the Big Bash League, a league of the T20 style of Cricket. Went to my first game last January and had a great time. Will go to more games this coming summer.

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by csturdiv
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again

Been living in Sydney for 3 years as of a few days from now (I moved here Sep 1, 2014). Yesterday afternoon for a few hours, it felt like I was back in the US on a college campus watching a football game. Stanford and Rice came to Sydney to play a game, and despite not having any fan allegiance to e...

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by csturdiv
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft/airline errors in books and films
Replies: 20
Views: 1229

Re: Aircraft/airline errors in books and films

How about 2012 and the various flight scenes in it with the Cessna flying through a destroying Los Angeles with maneuvers like it is a fighter jet. Then the Russian guy's private jet pilot takes over flying the An-225 type aircraft with no problems, as well as the guy flying the Cessna was able to j...

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by csturdiv
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Looking for an AA73 registration
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Looking for an AA73 registration

In another thread, which I cannot seem to find now, someone asked how to look up old registrations. For US flights, which is what I am looking for, there is this site from the US government. https://www.transtats.bts.gov/ONTIME/Index.aspx It looks like this site only has domestic flights and I am tr...

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by csturdiv
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16359

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Had two flights recently, QF to Christchurch and EK back to Sydney. Trying to see if there was a business class upgrade on EK when the ticket was purchased through QF was a chore, so much so, I gave up on it when they told me I would have to go back down to the ticketing agent and clear security aga...

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by csturdiv
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 54601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -authority

What is the endgame here, a Tigerair service to LAX? Or maybe a Tigerair service to, maybe HNL to compete with JQ?
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Virgin Australia adds Tigerair to its USA route authority
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... -authority

What is the endgame here, a Tigerair service to LAX? Or maybe a Tigerair service to, maybe HNL to compete with JQ?

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GREAT CHICKEN DEBATE: white meat vs dark meat?
Replies: 37
Views: 1490

Re: The GREAT CHICKEN DEBATE: white meat vs dark meat?

I am a breast man, even with my chicken <rimshot> Seriously though, I prefer white meat. A good grilled perfectly seasoned chicken breast or wings, can't beat that. Even in my stirfry recipes, it's all chicken breast, from my garlic chili chicken to my own variation of kung pao chicken, no thigh mea...

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by csturdiv
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New High-End Charter Airline from Ross Perot Jr. Hillwood Airways
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Re: New High-End Charter Airline from Ross Perot Jr. Hillwood Airways

LAX772LR wrote:
Juxst so funny to see pax seats behind that big-ass cargo door. :razz:


That'll make for faster boarding of the plane.

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by csturdiv
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Flight Sim?
Replies: 26
Views: 4061

Re: Best Flight Sim?

I am not high and mighty. End of discussion, guess I am not an entitled person who expects, no, demands stuff just to be given to them.

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by csturdiv
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Flight Sim?
Replies: 26
Views: 4061

Re: Best Flight Sim?

There are torrents for those developers that have gotten ridiculous. Yep, I don't do it myself but I can totally understand why some people would do it. No way I'm going to ever buy a single PMDG product again since they decided not to give me a fair upgrade price from FSX to P3D. If it takes them ...

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by csturdiv
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15154

Re: Midwest Express 2017

LOL they show a CRJ 200 with an over wing exit. Guess they don't quite know what they want. :) As a current CR2 driver, I can assure you row 8 is an exit row. Although there is no row 13 on the right side because that's where the lav is. On topic, if this startup wants to be even remotely viable, t...

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by csturdiv
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Flight Sim?
Replies: 26
Views: 4061

Re: Best Flight Sim?

There are torrents for those developers that have gotten ridiculous. :bouncy: :hyper: :yes: I know, right! Why buy something when you can steal it. :roll: Maybe it is because I work in the software industry, but your comment is, well I am not going to say it. I'm just glad that our clients do not h...

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by csturdiv
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What ORD airport hotel(s) Have the best Views of the Action?
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: What ORD airport hotel(s) Have the best Views of the Action?

Assuming you don't want to shell out for the Hilton, the Holiday Inn Express at the corner of Higgins and Mannheim can offer pretty good views out both sides, the South side is much better though. The nearby Hyatt Place is actually in the landing path for the 27R but you won't see any more of the a...

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by csturdiv
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 4486

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

For me it is LAX and DFW, just connecting flights to and from SYD. Been to the airports many times now, but never outside of the airports.

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by csturdiv
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX
Replies: 123
Views: 17834

Re: AA Drops 77W on MIA-LAX

This is solely the result of the change in gauge on the LAX-SYD-LAX routing to a 789 from a 77W. As we get into November several more 789's are in the LAX schedule and the aircraft are rotated more efficiently without having to reposition. The morning 77W Is always full....it rotates between flight...

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by csturdiv
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feds Award $8.3M To Expand RFD Cargo Apron & Passenger Terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 825

Re: Feds Award $8.3M To Expand RFD Cargo Apron & Passenger Terminal

tjwgrr, I am sure they can follow Chicagos action and implement a statewide tax on soft drinks to pay for funds pledged.

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by csturdiv
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16359

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Been looking for a good weekend flight on a Dash8-300 or -400, but the timings and the prices did not come together. Instead, I just booked another quick weekend getaway in September to the Gold Coast. Completed 09-JAN | VA834 | SYD-MEL | B738 14-JAN | VA845 | MEL-SYD | B738 16-JAN | NZ118 | SYD-AKL...

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by csturdiv
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yeast infraction: Marmite is the most confiscated branded food at London City Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 1434

Re: Yeast infraction: Marmite is the most confiscated branded food at London City Airport

As an American living in Oz, I know that the Brits are jealous of the Aussies, wether it be the weather, rugby, food, beaches or cricket. (Ducking and running)

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 19339

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

If your advertising source cannot do anything, then why don't you drop them and use another advertising source? Just got another redirect away from Airliners.net to this damn scam

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by csturdiv
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yeast infraction: Marmite is the most confiscated branded food at London City Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 1434

Re: Yeast infraction: Marmite is the most confiscated branded food at London City Airport

Is Marmite anything like Vegamite, that Australian delicacy made famous in story and song? Pretty much the same thing. On my first trip to Australia. I thought I'd give Vegemite a try. Went into the kitchen at work, got some bread and grabbed the jar of vegemite and spread it on like it was peanut ...

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by csturdiv
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site
Replies: 163
Views: 19339

Re: Problem with spam advert redirecting on mobile site

Jeff Might be barking up the wrong tree, I am using android Samsung phone and tablet, do not seem to be getting these spam pop-ups. Is this just limited windows based OS systems or both?. Steve Seems to be mainly iOS for this site. It is happening on Android on some others sites. Jeff M I'm an Andr...

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by csturdiv
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tracking aircraft you have flown
Replies: 28
Views: 2267

Re: Tracking aircraft you have flown

I know there are online sites that can do this for you, but I do it on my own. I first started out with an Excel spreadsheet that I used to track my flight info and the plane info. Then I got the idea that I wanted pictures of the planes. So I opened up Windows Notepad and created a very basic HTML ...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seaplane Lands On Lake Michigan, Briefly Alarming The Fire Department
Replies: 1
Views: 1372

Seaplane Lands On Lake Michigan, Briefly Alarming The Fire Department

Somewhat unusual and funny story from Chicago. Seaplane Lands On Lake Michigan, Briefly Alarming The Fire Department https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170731/downtown/seaplane-lands-on-lake-michigan-briefly-alarming-fire-department A pilot landed a seaplane in Lake Michigan on Monday, worrying the F...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas lounge at Hobart
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Qantas lounge at Hobart

How was Hobart? Probably as green and rainy as the north, I was quite suprised on my recent trip there, as our winter has been so dry around New South Wales. I had obviously forgotten how it is typically there at this time of year! I had rain every second or third day but enough sunshine and clear ...

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by csturdiv
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 40090

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/airport-security-heightened-following-sydney-counterterrorism-plot-to-bring-down-aeroplane-20170729-gxlk1f.html Talk of extra security affecting domestic and international flights. Wonder how this will impact domestic flights in particular. I wonder if we will now see the ...

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