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by Arion640
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 49
Views: 1797

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Just Scotland? We should welcome Northern Ireland too, once they come knocking. Wales... mmm.. they voted to leave, but we still welcome their jobs I guess... Best regards Thomas Well if NI joins it will be an Ireland reunification. And I can't see a GFA's referendum before several years. Wales is ...

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR
Replies: 35
Views: 2529

Re: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR

It’s difficult to compare Concorde to the airliners of today. It very much held its own niche and did so very well for a number of years.

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR
Replies: 35
Views: 2529

Re: Concorde economics vs. 787/A330/777/A321LR

Seat prices for a supersonic aircraft would easily be $2000+ for London to New York. Excellent analysis until the last sentence. Fairly certain that he mistakenly left a 0 off of that... I don’t think they were ever that expensive. £6000 one way i seem to recall? Plenty of high up Business executiv...

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by Arion640
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 172
Views: 30327

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

CarbonFibre wrote:
ukjohna wrote:
What was the Welsh Design like?


This!
Image


Was that an actual proposed livery? I wondered why Wales never made it to a tail.

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 172
Views: 30327

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Landor retro on the A350-1000 would be phenomenal. Yet they are "alleged" to be launching a new BA livery on the A350 this year too. Livery will be unchanged from the current scheme, plus the Chatham Flag tail design repeated on the wing tips. I’ll wait and see how that one works out befo...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 172
Views: 30327

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

BlueberryWheats wrote:
spartanmjf wrote:
That isn't an unveiling - it is Lady Thatcher's reaction to the "World Tails"


Yes we know. The fact that Maggie Thatcher is dead kind of gives that away.


Does it?

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 172
Views: 30327

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

As bad as they were a world tail would be nice to see. And a BCAL A320!

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by Arion640
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces 2019 schedule changes
Replies: 78
Views: 15438

Re: Emirates announces 2019 expansion outline

by738 wrote:
GLA upgrade of 2 daily to A380 seasonal for summer 19


And a 777 at EDI too? Fascinating.

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 52
Views: 10719

Re: A first Airbus A320 broke through the 30-year into service mark

Dutchy wrote:
Amazing for these workhorses. How many flight cycles does it have? And how many hours?

Doesn't have Air France a few very early A320's flying?


Lufthansa have some early birds probably not far behind the ones mentioned in the original post. 28 years or so springs to mind.

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?
Replies: 54
Views: 12592

Re: Malaysia Airlines A380s - Is it the end?

Not sure what sort of condition these aircraft are in. The only airline i could see interested would be BA but they might be holding out for Singapore to retire some well looked after aircraft.

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky news: Virgin Atlantic to be the majority shareholder in new airline group
Replies: 17
Views: 4975

Re: Sky news: Virgin Atlantic to be the majority shareholder in new airline group

TUGMASTER wrote:
No Mention of Eastern..... i guess they@ll be back on there own again..???


Probably not for the time being, why would they?

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?
Replies: 28
Views: 3011

Re: How to make Boeing pay attention to the Philippine market?

Perhaps Boeing sees them as a financial risk. Airbus has always been the choice product for the less financially fit airlines. That's how they got started in the US. Boeing and MD weren't willing to extend financing to Pan Am and Eastern due to their awful financial position. Never thought of that!...

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France
Replies: 67
Views: 9620

Re: Official: Joon To Be Re-Absorbed Into Air France

Vueling ranked last year as the 63th most punctual low cost airline in the world. The summer was pretty terrible for them with cancellations, strikes, bad weather messing its BCN hub, etc. All together put together pretty much every day in the news for bad reasons. Several actions have been taken a...

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad cancels A320NEO & keeps A321NEO
Replies: 20
Views: 4588

Re: Etihad cancels A320NEO & keeps A321NEO

I think the best thing they can do is dump the 777X and the A359’s. Thats the view from my armchair anyway.

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MME next UK airport to close ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: MME next UK airport to close ?

The UK is over saturated with airports. Something had to give. Hopefully a buy out will go through.

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by Arion640
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Dutchy wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Richard28 wrote:

Of course I don't think it is all the people - my mother voted for Brexit (grrrrr) and she is not like one of those loons!


Come on now Richard listen to your mother. Mums are always right!


:lol: you haven't lost your sense of humor.


Hopefully neither has Richard ;)

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Ambassador hints LH resuming Pakistan
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: German Ambassador hints LH resuming Pakistan

Wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest. A likely A330 route?

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by Arion640
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I hope you don’t think this is the opinion of all brexiteers Richard and you will agree it’s just a very small minority of idiots. Of course I don't think it is all the people - my mother voted for Brexit (grrrrr) and she is not like one of those loons! Come on now Richard listen to your mother. Mu...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

In the meantime this is what some of our MP's have to put up with from Brexiters. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46785357 The irony of calling her nazi, let alone the intimidation and thuggish behaviour. With families being split, nurses leaving the country and now this... it is where we ha...

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by Arion640
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Good news for Brits living in The Netherlands, even with hard Brexit, Brits living in The Netherlands can stay for 15 months, even non-EU spouses. In the meantime, they are invited to apply for permanent residency. 81% of the 45.000 Brits intend to do so, 15% expects to stay. Article in Dutch Very ...

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by Arion640
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Engineering Cardiff
Replies: 26
Views: 4055

Re: BA Engineering Cardiff

Cardiff has also saved BA a nice few bob over the years. Aircraft come in from Boeing bare and get fitted with cabin furniture at CWL. Cardiff can also do the opposite; strip cabins before retirement and recycle expensive items. I think that practice of having cabins fitted at Cardiff stopped after...

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by Arion640
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Engineering Cardiff
Replies: 26
Views: 4055

Re: BA Engineering Cardiff

Cardiff has also saved BA a nice few bob over the years. Aircraft come in from Boeing bare and get fitted with cabin furniture at CWL. Cardiff can also do the opposite; strip cabins before retirement and recycle expensive items. I think that practice of having cabins fitted at Cardiff stopped after...

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Engineering Cardiff
Replies: 26
Views: 4055

Re: BA Engineering Cardiff

With the slow removal of the 747 fleet Cardiff will have spare capacity going forward, what can they use that for? A350 bay going in in the next 2 years. Plus BA’s 787 fleet has grown substanially and will grow further with the arrival of the -10’s. They’d likely be doing the 777 10 abreast refit i...

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by Arion640
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s
Replies: 40
Views: 9448

Re: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s

Which airports did they mainly serve?

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by Arion640
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

marcelh wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
marcelh wrote:
So?


All the nonsense on this thread saying IAG would have to break up/dissolve/whatever whatever.

Some insignificant details compared to the real suffering the UK is heading to.


Europhiles proved wrong yet again.

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All the nonsense on this thread saying IAG would have to break up/dissolve/whatever whatever.
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marcelh wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
IAG know the score. They aren’t stupid.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/elpais.c ... 4.amp.html

So?


All the nonsense on this thread saying IAG would have to break up/dissolve/whatever whatever.

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13332

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

Like it says above, would a passenger variant of the B-52 have worked out/ been possible back in the late 50s, 60s and early 70s? Of course with a slightly modified fuselage. Just like the Soviets based the Tu-114 of the Tu-95. (Please move this to the appropriate thread if this one is not correct....

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?
Replies: 95
Views: 13332

Re: Would a B-52 passenger variant have been possible?

Like it says above, would a passenger variant of the B-52 have worked out/ been possible back in the late 50s, 60s and early 70s? Of course with a slightly modified fuselage. Just like the Soviets based the Tu-114 of the Tu-95. (Please move this to the appropriate thread if this one is not correct....

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by Arion640
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS LHR-TLV
Replies: 40
Views: 8419

Re: VS LHR-TLV

It does feel typically Virgin, and a bit of a vanity project. I would put it in the same bracket as ‘Little Red’ or the Sydney extension to Hong Kong. Both big slashes for the headlines, but commercially not lucrative. I think the Sydney extension to hong kong did ok, up until the ME3 became a thin...

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by Arion640
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787 RR engine replacements
Replies: 52
Views: 11113

Re: B787 RR engine replacements

LHLX wrote:
LATAM are using their 787-8 on 15:10 hour flights between GRU and TLV - is that safe with those engine issues? Also, all flights for 2019 on this route (and of course many other, shorter routes) are planned with this plane....


If it wasn’t safe they wouldn’t be flying.

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by Arion640
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

:checkmark: that's why a referendum would be the fairest thing for the British people. 3 options, let the people decide their future. Too important to leave it in the hands of politicians. 3 options and a ranked vote system. Otherwise no choice gets a majority. :checkmark: true. Sure, i could live ...

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by Arion640
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

A101 wrote:
Arion640 wrote:

Lets have a referendum. On mays deal v no deal.


So either way you are committed to leaving?

either accept Mays deal of a vassal state or one that means you can negotiate an FTA down the track


100% committed to leaving. We’ve had the vote and must honour it.

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by Arion640
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

What about the other half of the UK, that doesn't want a Brexit at all? I say have elections ASAP. Everybody is better aware / informed now. Liers have been exposed, real consequences become visible. Where are the younger, well educated, industries. When will they unite and make democracy work? Ele...

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by Arion640
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

What about the other half of the UK, that doesn't want a Brexit at all? I say have elections ASAP. Everybody is better aware / informed now. Liers have been exposed, real consequences become visible. Where are the younger, well educated, industries. When will they unite and make democracy work? Ele...

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

You want a hard Brexit, that means a sharp choice: a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland or Northen Ireland joins the Republic of Ireland and there is no border anymore. That means you don't care if the trouble's start again, because of this sharp choice. It is a consequence of your ch...

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

NI will have suceeded the UK...ha! Scotland potentially, it’s up to them. But you clearly have no idea what trouble’s there has been in Northern Ireland in the past, it would be 10 x worse.... You want a hard Brexit, that means a sharp choice: a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland or N...

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

I wonder what will happen after the vote on May's deal, is there any chance parliament will approve it? There is a slight chance as May is putting the maximum pressure on the vote. Moreover, decision time for many businesses is approaching as implementing their Brexit plan will have some lead time....

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

A question for the brexiteers here; how frictionless do you the the UK-EU border will be post brexit? We are many who believed that the UK had (mostly) grown up and accepted that the empire is gone, but when you read articles like this you realise that there are still british politicians living in ...

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 20806

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

In a hard Brexit flights will drop with trade. #1 imports to the UK are from Germany, obviously a big impact. Friction and economy, a big drop in flights. #2 China, impacted as per economy. Some drop in flights, but AMS, the most logical EU airport to pick up the slack lacks slots. Cest la vie. #3 ...

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 20806

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

The truth is - I do actually live in the UK. I was just picking up on the fact the poster just assumed this. I think that's it quite obvious from reading the majority of your posts on these threads that you live in the United Kingdom I don't think that particular poster just assumed that you were f...

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 20806

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

Cunard wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
Arion640 wrote:

Who said I lived in the UK?

Then you are even more clueless on what Brexit entails for Continental Europe and for the UK...


:-) :-) :-)


The truth is - I do actually live in the UK. I was just picking up on the fact the poster just assumed this.

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

Klaus wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Klaus wrote:
Have you actually watched even just that trailer?


I have.

Given your posts in combination, it seems to have gone way over your head.


Has it now? Well thank you for your input.

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by Arion640
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://youtu.be/E5S1EMmCWAE

Have you actually watched even just that trailer?


I have.
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Klaus wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
Should be a good watch.

https://youtu.be/E5S1EMmCWAE

Have you actually watched even just that trailer?


I have.

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by Arion640
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://youtu.be/E5S1EMmCWAE
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Should be a good watch.

https://youtu.be/E5S1EMmCWAE

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by Arion640
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 20806

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
Arion640 wrote:
most of the economic destruction will be on the continent.


Either you're trolling like nobody's business or you are deluded beyond what I thought was possible.

Tell me honestly, have you ever lived outside the UK? Have you ever even spent much time outside the UK?


Who said I lived in the UK?

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by Arion640
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 20806

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

I get what you are trying to say, but Y2K was a very legitimate series of problems that were largely avoided through millions of dollars of over thinking and hype. Yeah, funny isn't it. Legions of IT guys flag up real problems for the business world and work frantically to fix them - successfully -...

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by Arion640
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 68115

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

vhtje wrote:
A BA A320 (G-MIDO) just landed at Bournemouth (BOH). A second BA A319 (G-DBCH) is about to land. BOH is not a normal BA destination, so it will be rare sight. Anyone with a camera nearby?


One BA A320 going to Bristol.

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by Arion640
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 84092

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.expr ... radkar/amp
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More sense from JRM. The greatest PM we never had.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.expr ... radkar/amp

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