HMS Colossus wreck

Old Sep 2, 16, 2:44 pm
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HMS Colossus wreck

Flying from Edinburgh to London -why does the map show the wreck of HMS Colossus (1799) but no other shipwreck? In fact, nothing of any historical importance anywhere in the world, but this one shipwreck, which doesn't seem to be historically important.
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Originally Posted by muscat View Post
Flying from Edinburgh to London -why does the map show the wreck of HMS Colossus (1799) but no other shipwreck? In fact, nothing of any historical importance anywhere in the world, but this one shipwreck, which doesn't seem to be historically important.
On the longhauls you get shipwrecks all over the joint, especially around the Bay of Biscay and northern Spain, for some reason.
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Old Sep 2, 16, 3:24 pm
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Suggesting that taking the plane is safer than taking the ship?
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Originally Posted by FlyingScientist View Post
Suggesting that taking the plane is safer than taking the ship?
Yeah, less likely to run aground on the rocks like Colossus
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See:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...-new-a320.html
And from that thread:
That one has been around for a number of years now, it is the Rockwell Collins Airshow 2000.

It has always made we wonder, if on cruise ships they have something similar, famous aircrashes.

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HMS Colossus

Actually sank 10th December 1798.
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To this point, there's a very rousing rendition of the theme from Titanic playing in the loos next to gate A18 at T5 right now.
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To some here, perhaps it's an omen with regards to BA's present course to becoming a colossal wreck
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Originally Posted by xenole View Post
To some here, perhaps it's an omen with regards to BA's present course to becoming a colossal wreck
I did actually think that the thread title was a cryptic reference to enhancements!
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you were flying EDI to LON- why did you go over the Isles of Scilly; I'd be worried my pilot was lost
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Originally Posted by navylad View Post
you were flying EDI to LON- why did you go over the Isles of Scilly; I'd be worried my pilot was lost
The map shows points of interest/cities not specifically on your route when zoomed out.
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Originally Posted by armouredant View Post
To this point, there's a very rousing rendition of the theme from Titanic playing in the loos next to gate A18 at T5 right now.
And here's the Moving Map version, sans Céline.

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Old Sep 19, 16, 4:23 pm
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Along similar lines, I always wondered if the locations mentioned in Panic (the Smiths) were derived from the moving map on a BA flight. London, Birmingham, Dublin, Dundee, Humberside (well Kingston on Hull), Grasmere...etc
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Originally Posted by ftaitr View Post
Along similar lines, I always wondered if the locations mentioned in Panic (the Smiths) were derived from the moving map on a BA flight. London, Birmingham, Dublin, Dundee, Humberside (well Kingston on Hull), Grasmere...etc
Did the moving map even exist back in the 1980s?
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