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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Total comm failure at Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Total comm failure at Amsterdam Schiphol

I'm sure they had fun in BRU with the numerous KLM diversions!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AF flight numbering
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: AF flight numbering

I've never been able to find a logic in UA's international flights!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Auburn alumni or fans here?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Any Auburn alumni or fans here?

My friend was enrolled in one of their courses involving flight training. I visited him there a few years ago! Seemed like a really nice place. We did some flying out of the University airport too. Good times! :)

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash of Dragon Rapide at Abbotsford Airshow
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: Crash of Dragon Rapide at Abbotsford Airshow

Wow, classic aviation can't seem to get a break this summer. Hoping all the injured will recover soon!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 64
Views: 3076

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Can you even begin to comprehend the logistics of an operation like this? At my local airport AMS there are already thousands of people with airside access, and we're hardly the biggest airport in the world!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say
Replies: 14
Views: 694

Re: Is LOT Polish airlines as bad as the reviews on the web say

Skytrax should not be taken seriously. Though I can not comment on LOT Long haul, I would say their short haul product is perfectly adequate. The service is basic, free coffee/tea and a chocolate bar. However their BOB prices are very reasonable I think. The cabin crew is always friendly and WAW is ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 677
Views: 85299

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Why would a possible shoot down be covered up? I think anyone can agree that it would have been sensible to do so. What could the Air Force possibly gain from hiding it? On a different note, I do feel for the guy. He was clearly not out to hurt anyone but himself. The ATC recordings are very telling...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 77
Views: 8261

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

I feel bad for the little girl but not for the mother. In fact I'm willing to bet that all this would have never happened if it weren't for the "I've a camera phone so I'm better then you" mentality, that a staggering number of air travelers seem to have these days. She was probably alread...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 108
Views: 23090

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Would 20 tourists be allowed on a 75 year old vintage aircraft in the UK? I think not. Allowed to fly through a mountain range? Probably not. Accident avoidable. Probably. You know, ALL aviation accidents would be avoidable, if we would just ban people from flying on airplanes all together! Also it...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)
Replies: 21
Views: 6511

Re: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)

Does anybody know what kind of issues are affecting Vueling's operation? They made a mess a couple of summers ago, when they planned more flights than they had planes for. You would think they learnt their lesson and have improved since. This is the same mistake they make every summer, alongside sc...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 108
Views: 23090

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

AvHerald has posted that here are likely no survivors.. There's also an interesting NOTAM since yesterday about a cable that has been suspended between two points along the route. Also a translated Swiss news article; https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=nl&sl=de&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 108
Views: 23090

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

I am shocked! Horrible, horrible news! I flew on her sister ship just last month. The Ju-Air operation looked very professional, and I was very impressed with the immaculate state of the aircraft.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Serbia: from first to worst...
Replies: 20
Views: 3591

Re: Air Serbia: from first to worst...

It's indeed very intriguing. They were all the rage when they first started flying. The Anet trip report section was flooded with reports about how fantastic they were, and everyone was going out of their way to fly them. It was supposed to be THE premium airline around Europe. Then just the other d...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways
Replies: 19
Views: 4192

Re: A Market for B-727 type Aircraft 4 Short Runways

Aviano789 wrote:
Would Boeing ever consider building an airplane like the 727 with all the high tech gadgets as the next generation of medium haul freighters or for even Pax service for short runways at small airports?


They already did that, it's called the 737NG...

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october
Replies: 17
Views: 3610

Re: Swiss CAA suspends regional airline Skywork's AOC with effect end of october

That's horrible news! I've worked with SX for many years, and had the pleasure to fly them once, and they are a fantastic little airline! Nice aircraft, nice crew, and very professional especially considering the size of the operation. I would be really sad to see them go.. I hope they find a new in...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5646

Re: Most-missed US Major

Northwest for sure! As an AMS resident I still miss those red tails lined up, an interesting mix of DC-10s, 742's and 330's if you were lucky enough! Even the silver livery was a welcome sight. I had the pleasure of flying NWA a number of times, on the 330, 32S and D95. Only once on a 319 still wear...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!
Replies: 18
Views: 1360

Re: Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Delays ?!

Unrelated question.. How did you book these flights? The PU website doens't list any flights for me when I look for them, and neither do any other booking sites..

Thanks!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should I book a flight on PK for the nostalgia?
Replies: 16
Views: 885

Re: Should I book a flight on PK for the nostalgia?

I flew PK a few years ago on their AMS-IST 5th freedom segment. The cabin wasn't up to par by any means, but the service wasn't bad at all. The food was very decent and the crew was friendly! Just don't expect to depart on time..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southern Sky Airlines Antonov 24 Almaty-Balkhash-Astana
Replies: 15
Views: 5326

Re: Southern Sky Airlines Antonov 24 Almaty-Balkhash-Astana

Hi C152sy, thanks for sharing! Something out of the ordinary, a nice read, the same for your MA-60 report. :) A proper vintage experience for sure with an interior like that!

Rgds,

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question Cargo B767-300ER / LD2
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Question Cargo B767-300ER / LD2

With about 30-35 bags per DPE you'd probably use 8 and load the remainder bulk. The 767 bulk is very large so this leaves space for cargo ULD's!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need help buying an airplane
Replies: 16
Views: 924

Re: Need help buying an airplane

Hi y'all. I am a student at Pilot Flight Academy in Sandefjord, Oslo, and i began to think about buying a plane after I have landed a job (no pun intended). I live near the sea, so I thought i should by a waterplane, as it would eliminate the need for storage. I began searching around on the intern...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How should your Boarding Pass be treated?
Replies: 17
Views: 990

Re: How should your Boarding Pass be treated?

Complete of course! I will sometimes opt for mobile boarding cards when flying carriers like KL, LH or BA. However when connecting overseas, or especially when flying on some shady or small airlines I prefer to keep paper ones.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners
Replies: 45
Views: 3947

Re: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners

Other examples: -At the other end of the spectrum, a young girl's swim team booked at the front of a plane. This happened a few years ago on a Qantas flight where a group of children was sitting in the back of a 737, thankfully an extremely rare occurence; http://time.com/3266087/qantas-takeoff-chi...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying to pre-book seats on non-LCC airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 1115

Re: Paying to pre-book seats on non-LCC airlines

Emirates just introduced paying for advance seat-selection this week!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6598

Swiss Avrojet tribute video

Swiss posted an amazing tribute to their recently retired Avrojets on their Facebook page. I'm very impressed! It's filled with a number of cheeky references to the Avrojet history at Swiss, including hard landings and maintenance problems. "4 engines 4 short haul"! Enjoy! https://www.face...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express 2017
Replies: 109
Views: 15151

Re: Midwest Express 2017

mtnwest1979 wrote:
LOL they show a CRJ 200 with an over wing exit. Guess they don't quite know what they want. :)


I dunno, that exit looks pretty close to the original if you ask me.. :sarcastic:



Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa
Replies: 27
Views: 3875

Re: Alitalia mixes up coffins, sends to Paris one that should have gone to Brussels, and vice-versa

As long as you work on tight schedules, combined with poorly trained/motivated staff this will keep happening from time to time. I've experienced multiple occasions where HUM's (human remains) were left behind or simply lost at the airport. And one where one station forgot to offload it after a flig...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 yr old jumps out of aircraft upon landing at SFO
Replies: 21
Views: 8897

Re: 17 yr old jumps out of aircraft upon landing at SFO

910A wrote:
The article states a jumbo, but COPA doesn't fly jumbos



Sure they do!

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
Replies: 99
Views: 11823

Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

I think Heathrow's third runway is by far the rarest one in the world :duck:

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone identify this aircraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Please identify

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... r_Alliance

Martijn
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That's one of the Ukraine Air Alliance aircraft. They have several AN-12s in this livery

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... r_Alliance

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 9W MTOW painted on fuselage
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Re: 9W MTOW painted on fuselage

It is mandatory per Indian DGCA to paint Max All up Weight(MTOW) and Operating Empty Weight on the fuselage. Thanks for that! I wonder what the reasoning is. It's not like the pilot will walk aft and stick his head out the door to read the MTOW to compare it to the loadsheet he's received! Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 9W MTOW painted on fuselage
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

9W MTOW painted on fuselage

Hi guys, The other day while driving around AMS I noticed a Jet Airways 77W which had two structural weight limits painted below the tail. The first was the "Maximum All Up Weight" which I assume is the MTOW, and the second was I think the basic weight of the aircraft. Is this something th...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms
Replies: 13
Views: 7312

Re: This is why everything should stop on the ramp during storms

At AMS the airport mandates all ground handling is stopped during a thunderstorm. Some sort of air-raid siren will sound on the ramp accompanied by flashing lights so everyone drops their work and goes inside.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting on Board w/o ID Check
Replies: 18
Views: 1532

Re: Getting on Board w/o ID Check

IMO this is a security gap airlines and aviation authorities should take action against to avoid it. What do you think? If I get in my car now and drive from my home in the Netherlands to Germany, I won't need to show my ID at the border. If I get on a train to France via Belgium, I don't have to s...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15343

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

DL747400 wrote:
2. Add them to the global no-fly list for life.


If only there was such a thing! And I completely agree with your other points.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suspects in the shooting down of the MH17 passenger jet will be prosecuted in a Dutch court
Replies: 43
Views: 9680

Re: MH17 suspects trailed in The Netherlands

I am not yet convinced that NL had no involvement in the authorization of this flight as it also had a KL tag. And the Dutch security services DO update Dutch airlines on risks. Yes, that's called a code share. There are plenty of KL tags on flights around the world that don't even come close to Th...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you take a later flight pls sir, the best offer you've had.
Replies: 40
Views: 3122

Re: Would you take a later flight pls sir, the best offer you've had.

Me and my father were offered $1000 in travel credit on UA for taking ORD-CDG-AMS instead of a direct ORD-AMS. It included being moved to Y+ as well so a pretty sweet deal. Sadly AF had overbooked our CDG-AMS flight and bumped us because of low priority status and pointing the finger to UA. So we go...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braathens Regional operates it's last Saab 2000 Flight
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Braathens Regional operates it's last Saab 2000 Flight

Skywork (SX based at BRN) is phasing out their lovely Do-328 in favor of the (also quite amazing) Saab 2000, with 3 now in the fleet.

Also there's Tus Airways from Cyprus with 2 in the fleet, though these were leased from Braathens so I'm not sure how that will work out now.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Container Capability MoM sized Aircraft, Extendable AKH, LD3-45
Replies: 34
Views: 4543

Re: Container Capability MoM sized Aircraft, Extendable AKH, LD3-45

The floor is powered, but I don't know if it's possible to change from a ULD carrying to a bulk loaded floor. I suppose it is, if you're willing to pay for it. The 320s transferred from LH to 4U/EW get sort of a "bulk" conversion by installing metal plates with nets and posts on top of th...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC
Replies: 60
Views: 9390

Re: USGlobal Airways(Baltia) buys Songbird Airways AOC

hOMSaR wrote:
US Global sounds like the airline in a bad, made-for-tv aircraft disaster movie. And that logo makes it look like the globe is actually Saturn (or, umm, Uranus?).


Tell that to these guys!


Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Schiphol spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 422

Re: Schiphol spotting

Taking an Uber is not really necessary except maybe if you want to get to the Polderbaan spotting place. The McDonalds spot can easily be reached by bus but mind you runway 09-27 is not used very often. If this runway is not active it's not worth going to. I wouldn't worry about the rain too much, i...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.
Replies: 49
Views: 13096

Re: Think the new China Eastern livery is bad? It gets even worse.

I don't know if this even qualifies as a livery anymore, it's just a white airplane with stickers on it!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Container Capability MoM sized Aircraft, Extendable AKH, LD3-45
Replies: 34
Views: 4543

Re: Container Capability MoM sized Aircraft, Extendable AKH, LD3-45

This is an interesting concept but to be honest I think you are overlooking a major problem; durability. Even the most well-maintained AKHs suffer from incredible abuse and are often found with punctures and tears all over. Though the puncturing is less of a problem with fiberglass panels you also g...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: KEF busiest day ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Re: KEF busiest day ever?

Today FI had 2 departures out of AMS both scheduled at 1400 local time. The FI501 and FI507, with TFISJ and TFISK. Assuming the flightplan will be more or less identical, does this not pose a problem to ATC in terms of similarity and confusion?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?
Replies: 49
Views: 2471

Re: Shortest connection you would risk for long haul flights?

There are literally thousands of pax traveling through ZRH each week successfully making their connections with connecting times like these. If it weren't doable it wouldn't be offered, as it will cost Swiss money too if you miss your flight.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 5189

Re: Which Airline's pilot fly the most different aircraft?

At UA crews fly the 752/753/763/764!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 54
Views: 11378

Re: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max

It makes me wonder where the Iranian airlines will get all there extra crews from. For Iran Aseman alone this is a fleet expansion of almost 50% without the additional 30 options considered! Also the infrastructure at the airports would need some adjustments I'd think.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat May 27, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you appear or does your house or car appear in the A-net data base?
Replies: 18
Views: 1242

Re: Do you appear or does your house or car appear in the A-net data base?

There are a few pictures in the database of aircraft I know of where I happen to be on board, but obviously you cant see me. Then there's one where you can see my trusty backpack in the overhead hat-rack (first one on the left), and one where you can see me though not easily recognizable. I'm the gu...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri May 26, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
Replies: 41
Views: 5744

Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

A couple of years ago I started flying WN pretty frequently. They contacted me and asked if I wanted to opt in on precheck. Since I did, I got it once. This sounds very different than the program I'm part of. Is this really TSA Precheck that people are talking about? The Precheck I have involved fi...

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