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by CrimsonNL
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: KLM 747 fleet

aristoenigma wrote:
Because it was grounded for volcano ash way back when does it have less hours and cycles than its other 744s?


Quite the opposite! BFC is nearing 141.000 hours, and is considered to be the record holder in terms of flown hours for the 747 model!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 11178

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Just from my years of browsing the Anet forums, I knew this was about Allegiant before even opening the thread!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47311

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

I have to ask: WHO exactly was on that flight? It's in Russia, so it has to be some conspiracy, right? I mean, what better way to quietly dispose of someone then to destroy a civil airliner in a high-profile crash outside the nation's capital. As opposed to say, an assassination in a remote border ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47311

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... edit-text=

Martijn
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Dahlgardo wrote:
RA-61704


Airframe info courtesy of Russianplanes.net, with translation;

https://translate.google.com/translate? ... edit-text=

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline companies with similar liveries
Replies: 44
Views: 3158

Re: Airline companies with similar liveries

Gulf Air and Regional Paraguaya



Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 9871

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

For me the doors on the newer 737s are the biggest letdown. Its strange watching a brand new 739ER pull up to the gate. Factory fresh, shiny nacelles and slats, bright LED lighting... Only to have to pull that ridiculous 50's cabin door design open with 2 people because it's so heavy. It's just as b...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 100
Views: 25408

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

To quote from the article; BSCA runway length The length of the runway at Charleroi Airport (2,550 meters) will also handicap the Air Belgium operations during the first years: on the outbound flights, the airline will limit the number of passengers to 257 and the airline will lose out on the normal...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals
Replies: 31
Views: 1993

Re: DL new requirements for service/emotional support animals

I hope that the other airlines will follow suit with similar policies, as they always seem to follow in each others footsteps! One thing I've said before but which continues to amaze me, is how this is strictly an American problem. I've dispatched many hundreds of flights over the years in AMS, with...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10127

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

buzzard302 wrote:
The video looks sped up to me. Look at the red flashing lights on the background Eurowings Airbus. They appear to be flashing faster than normal from my memory.


You've got an eye for detail! I agree that it seems to be flashing rather fast..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35360

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

I'm amazed that the three landing gear struts are still attached!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Schiphol closed due to storm.
Replies: 20
Views: 4136

Re: Schiphol closed due to storm.

I'm not sure why the airport is reporting that all flights are suspended. There are a few arrivals and departures. UA and DL just left, and KL and AY just landed. AC seems to be headed for LHR after a go around.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Birds inside den terminal
Replies: 28
Views: 1557

Re: Birds inside den terminal

A few years ago I would have thought the OP was joking for sure. But with Anet as it is these days I'm not so sure this time..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FADEC: How does it work?
Replies: 21
Views: 1886

Re: FADEC: How does it work?

neomax wrote:
Recently, I heard someone mention FADEC, Fully Automated Digital Engine Control. How does this work, and how common is it on most aircraft?


Slight correction, it's "Full Authority Digital Engine Control" :)

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish Dash-8 nose gear collapse (?) on landing
Replies: 11
Views: 2662

Re: LOT Polish Dash-8 emergency landing in Warsaw due to nose gear problem

Apparently the a/c involved is SPEQG

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aircraft or Aircrafts?
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Aircraft or Aircrafts?

Fight it! It's one aircraft, 2 aircraft, 500 aircraft! Drop the S!

Martijn

PS: On the same note, it's 1 PAP and 2 PAX, not 1 PAX

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why were A318s unpopular?
Replies: 32
Views: 7372

Re: Why were A318s unpopular?

Does anybody have insight on why TAROM ever ordered their 4 318s? In a fleet of (then) 733's and 73G's it never made sense to me, as they don't operate any other 32S'..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 16714

Re: British Airways and the 767

I turned around many a BA 767 in AMS, always loved working those flights! It's definitely a freighter, which they do manage to fill up nicely with passengers as well. Flown them 3 times, and I have to say I do think they are great aircraft. The current interior for the 32S out of LHR isn't half bad ...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard
Replies: 94
Views: 19166

Re: NH175 LAX-NRT returning to LAX due to a passenger being onboard who shouldnt be onboard

Some input from me as a former ground dispatcher.. First of all, I've had wrongfully boarded passengers on my flights at AMS way more often then I care for. Always exclusively the result of some poorly trained, and uninterested gate agent. I've had passengers with bright orange, home printed Easyjet...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty
Replies: 23
Views: 8107

Re: KLM will stop flights from Amsterdam to Astana and Almaty

Air Astana has started nonstop AMS-GUW (Atyrau) service, which is where a lot of the oil traffic is headed.! KC has had this route for ages! Always a very heavy cargo load, but I've seen it depart/arrive with as few as 6 passengers on some days. Rarely full, generally well below 100 pax. Hopefully ...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heavies at Aeroméxico: a 644g inflight magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 1760

Re: Heavies at Aeroméxico: a 644g inflight magazine

That's interesting! I ususally take in flight mags from the airlines I've flown on, and I always noticed that Air France's are also really big and heavy. Though as pretty much al LCC's still have in flight mags, including FR I think, there must be some way to make money of it!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 55
Views: 2535

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

It is indeed high time we start compulsively comparing lists and make each other jealous! Though my criteria for airport logging vary a bit, pretty much that it has to have an IATA code. I don't count any ICAO-code only airports. New airports for 2017 marked in green. I still miss the U and X, and I...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats your Uber rating?
Replies: 42
Views: 2377

Re: Whats your Uber rating?

Wow, this sounds just like that episode "Nosedive" of the series Black Mirror. I suggest you go watch it! And after that stop worrying about a rating a freaking taxi company gives YOU. What's next, the cashier at the store will give me a rating when I buy a carton of milk? https://en.wikip...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LHR London Heathrow 1:400 model airport 5:00am-8:00am operations update
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

Re: LHR London Heathrow 1:400 model airport 5:00am-8:00am operations update

That's pretty cool! Did you rebuild this from an existing model of AMS? I recognize piers E (extended?) F, G and H (with jetbridges?) as well as taxiway markings from AMS!

Rgds,

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 42
Views: 2153

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

Pretty much every legacy carrier outside of the US?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 59774

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

78 replies and no one is talking about sending the CS100 on a TATL trip? I'm disappointed and relieved at the same time :duck:

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Confusing Callsigns
Replies: 35
Views: 3226

Re: Confusing Callsigns

And then we're not even discussing the private-jet airlines! Dark Knight, Batman, Vampire, Silver Cloud, all very unknown but very cool callsigns. And you would never be able to guess which company they belong to.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overfueling, is it frequent?
Replies: 20
Views: 2862

Re: Overfueling, is it frequent?

I worked in ground handling for quite some years, and experienced a few overfuelings every so often. However here in AMS I've never witnessed a de-fueling of any sort, I'm surprised they were able to arrange this in MUC within just an hour!

Martijn

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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: 4083

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: 3471

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: 5350

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: 1203

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: 801

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: 4940

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: 667

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: 784

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: 910

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: 3713

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: 1060

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: 6411

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: 14655

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: 3815

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: 8803

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: 11409

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: 1071

Re: Please identify

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

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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: 1336

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: 1336

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: 7186

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: 1477

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: 15132

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: 9624

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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