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  •  There is a saying that goes (3+ / 0-)
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    If it's ugly, it's British.
    If it's weird, it's French.
    If it's ugly and weird, It's Russian.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 05:04:29 AM PST

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    •  Thanks MK! I'll bear that in mind... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...when I'm having a conversation with some of my co-workers - in French, that is! :)

      'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

      by shortfinals on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:20:51 AM PST

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      •  I can't dig on the French too much (2+ / 0-)
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        They were nice enough to let me sit in one of their Mirage 2000Ns.

        If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

        by Major Kong on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:17:56 AM PST

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        •  Ah! I was lucky enough to 'fifth seat' a nice... (1+ / 0-)
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          Anglo-French machine to Mach 2.02 at FL650..a very pretty Concorde.....

          (It would have been BIGGER and viable, if the French hadn't insisted!)

          'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

          by shortfinals on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:29:40 AM PST

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