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Kip Powick

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  1. Is it morning where you are......? I was just wondering who urinated in your cornflakes ???
  2. You new here......?? Years before this AEF JW ran AEF and you couldn't get on without advising the "host" who you were so that leads one to believe JW knows who DAGGER is. And me?? Yes, I know who he is , where he lives, what he does etc., and if you are so damned sure who he is, where and when he travels, why don't you approach him with your suspicions ???? Best you learn to take some statements at face value or you're going to end up with egg on your face .....or are you aslso on a "fishing" expedition like good old "George"
  3. Here ya Go..... Robert J. Flood: THE FLYING CARPETBAGGER Kip
  4. From a book website....An irreverent but totally realistic novel of the young fighter pilots in the Battle of Britain, first published 1983
  5. WW II British fighter pilot stuff overseas. A cynical pilots view of the air battles and politics of the war planning. Excellent book with just the right touch of humour.
  6. In all seriousness, I think you are fishing. Personally I would prefer if everyone used their real name, but such is life. Why pick on one person??? Perhaps it bothers some that one individual has some strong opinions and can almost always back up his points with actual data. Why not just concede that he "normally" knows what he speaks of and perhaps at times his opinion irks a few but in all honest he doesn't really patronize anyone, and possibly that anoys a few. Count me out...although I do know who he is, and that's a fact.
  7. EXCELLENT BOOK !!!!!!!!!
  8. Go ahead and delete the post you don't want by selecting "Delete Msg". Pop in your Password and press "delete". Once you do, I'll delete this post
  9. Take a break and try this. Not too complicated but might just amaze your kids/friends/Dagger/RM/Spouse/Junior Pilots/ Old Sweats etc.. http://mr-31238.mr.valuehost.co.uk/assets/Flash/psychic.swf
  10. How wrong you are !!!! he is NOT an AC employee of any kind, type or description, and I have a wheelbarrow full of money that says I am correct...Any bets????
  11. How wrong you are !!!! he is NOT an AC employee of any type or description, and I have $10,000.00 that says I am correct...Any takers????
  12. (((((This is a sensible action if you consider a new captain and First Officer with a new jet in their hands. Their "new" jet is probably packed with people......like sardines. They probably would like to be stabilized early on on the approach for a successful landing. The alernative is put guys in control when they have some experience.....whatever that means. But....I am only guessing))))) Just my opinion,…. FLIGHT 69 you have sunk to a new low in your feeble attempt to demean professional pilots of another organization. There is so much I could say, tongue in cheek, about your own perceived skills but let’s just leave it as it stands. Your remarks are an embarrassment to many of your fellow pilots and please don’t respond with your usual, “it was humour man, it was just humour, can’t you see it was just humour” because if it was….you really need more experience in utilizing the English language in a humourous vein. Shame.
  13. +++++Passed to me from my Emirates friend+++++ A Canadian Apology On behalf of Canadians everywhere I'd like to offer an apology to the United States of America. We haven't been getting along very well recently and for that, I am truly sorry. I'm sorry we called George Bush a moron. He is a moron but, it wasn't nice of us to point it out. If it's any consolation, the fact that he's a moron shouldn't reflect poorly on the people of America. After all it's not like you actually elected him. I'm sorry about our softwood lumber. Just because we have more trees than you, doesn't give us the right to sell you lumber that's cheaper and better than your own. I'm sorry we beat you in Olympic hockey. In our defence I guess our excuse would be that our team was much, much, much, much better than yours even though you used some Canadian players on your teams. I'm sorry we burnt down your white house during the war of 1812. I notice you've rebuilt it! It's very nice. I'm sorry about your beer. I know we had nothing to do with your beer but, we feel your pain. I'm sorry about our waffling on Iraq. I mean, when you're going up against a crazed dictator, you wanna have your friends by your side. I realize it took more than two years before you guys pitched in against Hitler, but that was different. Everyone knew he had weapons. And finally on behalf of all Canadians, I'm sorry that we're constantly apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive way which is really a thinly veiled criticism. I sincerely hope that you're not upset over this. We've seen what you do to countries you get upset with.
  14. Puleeesee.... restrain yourself from using the word "T-Rex" in your posts , especially when you are referring to things long since past. I think I first referred to the Boeing 737 as a T-Rex many years ago on AEF and believe that word was synonymous with the last real "pilot has to fly airship" in the airline inventory. Perhaps you could choose another word but my beloved FLUF will always be known by those that have had the honour of piloting same, as the airline's T-Rex !!! :) Thank you for your cooperation and have a nice flight :>
  15. Puleeesee.... restrain yourself from using the word "T-Rex" in your posts , especially when you are referring TO things long since past. I think I first referred to the Boeing 737 as a T-Rex many years ago on AEF and believe that word was synonymous with the last real "pilot has to fly airship" in the airline inventory. Perhaps you could choose another word but my beloved FLUF will always be known by those that have had the honour of piloting same, as the airline's T-Rex !!! :)
  16. Taken from the Miami Herald...food for thought With air travel so stressful for passengers and flight attendants alike, we decided to ask everyone from frequent fliers to airline executives for ideas to make things better. Some suggestions were obvious, such as cutting back on carry-ons, but we were surprised by others (should airlines sell their seats like a four-course dinner?). Here are eight intriguing -- and controversial -- proposals. • Toss the food carts We're amazed it hasn't happened already. Even though having passengers grab ''snack pack'' food boxes on the jetway while boarding is easier, most airlines continue to dish up mediocre meals on trays -- that is, if they serve food at all. This is one change that airlines can afford: When American instituted ''bistro service'' on short flights seven years ago, it helped cut food-service costs nearly 8 percent in just three months. • Better seat, bigger price Broadway theaters charge more for a prime seat, so why can't the airlines offer travelers some a la carte seating options? Sure, there's first class, but plenty of travelers would pay extra -- maybe 10 percent more -- to sit in the front rows or ''bulkhead'' seats and skip the free drinks and extra service. ''For business travelers, there's no question that an aisle seat is more valuable,'' says airline consultant Thom Nulty. • Turn on the tube Putting a TV set at every seat sounds like a no-brainer for keeping passengers relaxed, and, indeed, it has won raves for upstart JetBlue. But big airlines have been slow to catch on, saying they can't afford frills these days. How much does it really cost? LiveTV, the company that makes the systems (and happens to be owned by JetBlue), says it's about $1 per passenger. Either way, think how quiet the cabin would get. ''Give my kids a TV, and they'll stop screaming,'' says former flight attendant Beth Daniels. • Keep expanding -- even now Everybody knows travel is down, so it might sound crazy to keep building up the infrastructure of airports and runways. Wrong: Experts estimate that air traffic will surpass pre-9/11 levels by mid-decade. Yet scores of airport projects face delays, such as San Francisco's $3 billion runway expansion and a $6.6 billion project at Chicago's O'Hare. Because airport construction takes years to complete, waiting until business picks up will be too late, says Woodie Woodward, associate administrator at the Federal Aviation Administration. ''This is a chance to play catch-up,'' she says. • Get pilots talking When you're rattling around in bumpy weather, it's nice to get an update from the cockpit -- but passengers usually hear more about the scenery. Indeed, while airlines say they encourage pilots to give updates, Northwest, America West and other big carriers don't actually require it. Pilots aren't fans of this, though, and say sometimes they're too busy to talk. • Security fast lanes After 9/11, there was a lot of talk about ''trusted traveler'' programs to whisk business travelers through the added security. The idea: a combination of background checks and high-tech scanners to vet frequent fliers faster. It's not as futuristic as you might think -- Dallas just installed a handful of face scanners last month in a test (though they're not cheap at $25,000 each). ''I'm not asking to bypass security,'' says former FAA chief Allan McArtor, now a senior Airbus executive. ``I'm just asking to get over in the fast lane.'' • Less booze As the Association of Flight Attendants president Pat Friend says, ''sobering up the cabin'' would go a long way to easing tensions. One idea: Raise drink prices to rein in demand. (By some estimates, alcohol figures in three-quarters of all air-rage incidents -- and some big airlines serve more than four million drinks a year.) Some airlines are doing exactly that: Delta now charges for alcohol on international business-class flights, while United just raised coach cocktails $1. • More gatekeepers There's a new line at the airport. Most of the attention goes to the crowds at security, but the wait at the gate can be just as annoying. Between extra ID checks and pulling travelers aside for special screening, boarding the plane means lining up one more time, a cattle call that sets the mood for the entire flight. Airlines may be strapped, but when it comes to the gate, face it: You need more people.
  17. With all due respect, I really don't follow where you are going with this post. If you have had a bad experience, how about posting the facts instead of just throwing out an old posting, unless of course all the facts in this post are exactly the same as 06 January. It is easy to criticize for the sake of criticizing but how about some relevant facts so that the readers can be the judge of the "bad experience" you may or may not have had......sound fair ????:s
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