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Wow, never heard of this before.  When the Hawker Hunter jets reach a certain speed, oncoming airflow over the gun ports creates the great sound known as the "Blue Note". It's similar to when you blow over the edge of a glass bottle.

 

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34 minutes ago, Seeker said:

Wow, never heard of this before.  When the Hawker Hunter jets reach a certain speed, oncoming airflow over the gun ports creates the great sound known as the "Blue Note". It's similar to when you blow over the edge of a glass bottle.

 

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London, Ont. Air Park could be a hot spot for niche hobby

 

Park unveiled Thursday caters to core of local plane enthusiasts, planners say

CBC News · Posted: Feb 11, 2022 11:45 AM ET | Last Updated: February 11
 
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The Air Park at London International Airport overlooks runway 15-33, which officials say, is the airport's busiest. (London International Airport )

The London International Airport opened an airplane viewing park Thursday for local flight enthusiasts. 

YXU Air Park is located on Creamery Road, overlooking runway 15-33, which according to airport officials, is the airport's busiest.

 

The park was built on an area leftover after a taxiway resurfacing. 

It includes informational signs and instructions about how to pick up radio transmissions from aircraft using a cell phone.

Plane spotters unite 

Airport workers have long known about an enthusiastic core of "plane spotters" in London, said Gerry Vanderhoek, the airport's manager of commercial services and passenger experience. 

He said after the arrival of a Canadian Forces Boeing C-17 transport aircraft drew a much larger crowd than officials expected, planners thought it was time to give them a place to gather. 

"We had over 100 cars at the end of the runway," said Vanderhoek. "Literally you could not get down the road."

He said the airport plans to install benches and children's play equipment at the park soon. 

 
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The park includes informational signs and instructions about how to pick up radio transmissions from aircraft using a cell phone. (London International Airport )
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The Most Annoying Passengers on a Plane, According to a New Survey

Stacey Leasca  1 hour ago

 

Does someone reclining their seat on a plane set you off? How about a crying baby? Perhaps a snoring seatmate sounds like nails on a chalkboard to you? If so, know you're not alone, as these are all a part of the most common airline passenger annoyances, according to a new survey.

 

Only Wanderlust, a travel resource website, recently surveyed more than 1,500 travelers on the most annoying passengers on a plane.

"Many of us are flying again after an extended time off due to the pandemic," Amar Hussain, founder of Only Wanderlust, said in a statement shared with Travel + Leisure. "With that comes the trials and tribulations of sharing an enclosed space with strangers at 36,000 feet. We were interested to see what the most common annoyance is and where improper mask-wearing ranked as it is a new addition to air travel."

Related: 8 Bizarre Reasons Passengers Have Gotten Kicked Off Planes

Manspreading, body odor, and even the sometimes beloved tradition of clapping when the plane lands made the list. According to Only Wanderlust, the common airline passenger annoyances in order are:

The Kicker — Your seat being kicked.

The Stinker — A passenger with a bad body odor.

The Loud & Proud — Other passengers talking loudly.

The Leaner — Your seat being pulled or leaned on.

The Drunk Flier — Drunk or tipsy fliers.

The Noisy Kid — Crying babies or children.

Also: • Chart: The Most Annoying Airplane Passengers | Statista

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On 2/23/2022 at 10:39 PM, Kargokings said:

Some have posted about the A380 and the large passenger numbers etc.  Just however take take a look at this:

18 decks, 20,000 plants, 9,000 passengers: Inside the world’s largest cruise ship - National | Globalnews.ca

Then comes  what about if...... evacuation etc etc etc. 

"....dwarfs the largest military ship in the world, the U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier."

Wow!

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2 hours ago, Kip Powick said:

If you have an iPhone turn up the volume and listen to the answer when you say  "Hey  SIRI , What is zero divided by zero ?".

I for one am not falling into Kip’s diabolical trap. He’ll have to achieve complete world domination in some other way. 

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