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Old 05.06.2009, 00:05
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I'm sorry hoppy, I don't groan at people often, but for gods sakes do you not think it is in the best interests for both Airbus and Air France to find out what really happened.
depends on how you interpret this:

The FAA apply monetary value to all potential losses

(wikipedia)

First question will be, how much will it cost to research and fix?
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Old 05.06.2009, 00:10
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Atmosphere doesn't magically disappear when theres a storm... Take a look at this, Hoppy. It might help with your understanding of the basic physics behind modern flight...[/quote]

I don't know I flew a glider when I was 11 (yes Shorrick) I took another trip 2 years ago, but basically had forgotten everything and got pretty sick. I could not imagine gliding in a storm. I don't know anyone that has managed it- do you? Anyway the plane has to have some hydraulics to glide, I read.
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Old 05.06.2009, 00:12
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Anyway the plane has to have some hydraulics to glide, I read.
True. Check out the hydraulics on this baby...

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Old 05.06.2009, 00:12
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If I was in a plane going down, and I knew there was NOTHING I could do about it, the one "person" I would wanna talk to can be reached without a sat or cell phone.

Actually it would be my husband- he is god.
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Old 05.06.2009, 00:13
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Actually it would be my husband- he is god.
He must certainly have the patience of a saint.
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Old 05.06.2009, 00:14
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True. Check out the hydraulics on this baby...

How long did you practice to make the corners so crisp! was it a confiscated one?
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Old 05.06.2009, 00:14
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Re: Air France Plane Off Radar - flight AF 447

Are you still here?

I would have quit whilst I was ahead (I use the term loosely. What I mean is more ahead than you are now).
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Old 05.06.2009, 00:47
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Are you still here? I would have quit whilst I was ahead (I use the term loosely. What I mean is more ahead than you are now). __________________ I resemble that remark.
So let me understand the logic- you resemble the head remark/term 'loosely'- what are you a bobble head that goes along with the crowd?

I am enjoying all the attention, but this should be a serious thread- we will all have loved ones stepping on planes this year. I suppose I should get things into perspective; tomorrow I will don my leathers and hot rod it to Americade, so yer might all get lucky, or I might quit while I still have a head- motorcycling that is. -nah! too much fun.
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Old 05.06.2009, 01:03
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Re: Air France Plane Off Radar - flight AF 447

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I don't know
Had you stopped there, the crowd woulda be cheering.

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I flew a glider when I was 11 (yes Shorrick)
Oooooh. Look. A flying pig!!!!!

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I took another trip 2 years ago, but basically had forgotten everything and got pretty sick.
Everything you learned when you were 11 on a 20 minutes "flight"? How could that have happened?

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I do.

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Anyway the plane has to have some hydraulics to glide, I read.
Yep. Until hydraulic assisted controls were the norm, planes would just fall out of the sky when unpowered. Which shines a new light on your "glider flying" experience.
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Old 05.06.2009, 01:15
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]Had you stopped there, the crowd woulda be cheering.
I never stop when I don't know- I want to learn



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Oooooh. Look. A flying pig!!!!!
That was cruel- but yes I am getting a little porky. I've gone from 5'6" 34DD, 24 35 to 34E 25 37 and the excess baggage is weighing me down.



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Everything you learned when you were 11 on a 20 minutes "flight"? How could that have happened?
No, silly, I learned when I was 11 on an old aerodrome winched up although they used to pull up with a Tiger Moth ( until it crashed into the Glider)
Then I went back to take a lesson two years ago, I was so sick!



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C,mon pray tell-it was you wasn't it? The hero!


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Yep. Until hydraulic assisted controls were the norm, planes would just fall out of the sky when unpowered. Which shines a new light on your "glider flying" experience.
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Can you really fly? Obviously somethings are meant to have engines and don't glide that well, otherwise we would save loads of money on gliding across the Atlantic. I don't think that some things glide that well- like helicopters or twin props.
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Old 05.06.2009, 06:59
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I just learned that helicopters do glide -kind of. They autorotate, which is a relief, because I was wondering how I would bale out. So all planes glide, I learned bits about auxiliaries and little flaps that can open up, etc. But what I meant is that they can't maneuver, they can't find thermals and lift, that's gliding to me. I used to love gliders, the clunking of cables, sound of wind and the swoosh of grass when you put down. In a storm you should go round or over, both of which must be difficult gliding, especially with headwind if not impossible. Tomorrow I will ponder on this as I experience major headwind.
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I am beginning to think that we have an evil replica of the duracell bunny on our hands....
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Old 05.06.2009, 08:07
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Re: Air France Plane Off Radar - flight AF 447

Can we keep on topic? Please have some respect.

Hoppy do start a thread about your aviation knowledge.

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Re: Air France Plane Off Radar - flight AF 447

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Maybe you, hoppy, should open a thread about flying, airplanes, helicopters,
with trent engines
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Old 05.06.2009, 09:40
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Re: Air France Plane Off Radar - flight AF 447

BBC - Debris 'not from Air France jet'
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Old 05.06.2009, 09:42
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Re: Air France Plane Off Radar - flight AF 447

Guys, this is your one and only reminder. Keep this on topic and no personal attacks.
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Old 05.06.2009, 09:51
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Re: Air France Plane Off Radar - flight AF 447

That's curious.....if it isn't from the Air France jet, then what plane was it? From what I recall, seats and such were found. No other planes have been reported missing or down in that area, have they?
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Old 05.06.2009, 10:04
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That's curious.....if it isn't from the Air France jet, then what plane was it? From what I recall, seats and such were found. No other planes have been reported missing or down in that area, have they?
I saw another report on the same subject. It seems that they were referring to a pallet that the Brazilian navy picked up and not the seats etc. The plane was not carrying any palleted items.
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The plane was not carrying any palleted items.
Not to mention that aviation pallets don't float anyway...
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Old 05.06.2009, 12:05
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Maybe you, hoppy, should open a thread about flying, airplanes, helicopters, especially helicopters, I'm fascinated with those, but it should be Swiss related.

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