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  •  Ah! Sir Freddie Laker (bless him).. (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, KenBee

    ...chose the name 'Sky*train* for his airline! :)

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Thu May 02, 2013 at 09:25:29 PM PDT

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    •  But we know trains have way more style... (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, shortfinals

      than a mere bus!

      RIP Sir Freddie. I had forgotten him. Now there would be a diary.

      And yeah, I know tarantulas don't really act like that at all, so no snarking, this is the internet damnit!

      by itzadryheat on Fri May 03, 2013 at 07:56:40 AM PDT

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      •  One of these days, I'll tell you a story,,,, (2+ / 0-)
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        RiveroftheWest, itzadryheat

        I was there when the EGNX fixed a legal instrument to the nosewheel of a Laker Airways Airbus (from the old custom of nailing a notice to a ship's mast....and thereby put a lien on the aircraft! Non-payment of landing fees, fuel, etc.........

        Forced Sir Freddy into bankruptcy (it was happening all over the UK, at the same time).

        Ah, Sir Freddie, the man who tried to re-invent the DC-3 (see ATL Accountant) - and failed!

        'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

        by shortfinals on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:20:57 AM PDT

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