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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: 1726

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: 35
Views: 1292

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: 30
Views: 1463

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: 991

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: 1930

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: 57649

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: 3060

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: 2702

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: 3983

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: 3397

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: 4682

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: 1058

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: 762

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: 4638

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: 620

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: 692

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: 822

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: 3617

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: 1021

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: 6303

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: 14309

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: 3774

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: 8760

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: 11214

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: 1052

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: 1309

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: 1309

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: 7153

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: 1423

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: 14935

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: 9543

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: 29
Views: 2137

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: 1237

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: 25
Views: 2252

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: 40
Views: 6832

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: 367

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: 12512

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: 25
Views: 2252

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: 2578

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: 2058

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: 5060

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: 33
Views: 7088

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: 1163

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: 5561

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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by CrimsonNL
Wed May 24, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 5430

Re: Airlines like Janet

Many years ago during the war in Afghanistan, I always heard rumors that Vision Airlines was involved in some shady US Gov operations with their twin 767-200s. These aircraft were not identifiable as being Vision on a first look, and even the registration was painted in such a way it was hardly read...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon May 22, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bell Textron Helicopter Mechanic / Tech in Germany?
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Bell Textron Helicopter Mechanic / Tech in Germany?

http://agrarflug-helilift.com/

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Though it's not near Berlin, these guys fly a lot of Bell Huey variants (205/212/412).

http://agrarflug-helilift.com/

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri May 19, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 10912

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

I doubt he is interested in seniority stuff or being a captain - after all, he is the King of the Netherlands and his monthly flying with KLM apparently serves the purpose of keeping him current to fly the royal aircraft himself. Just as his 737 type-rating will allow him to pilot the new royal fli...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue May 16, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of scheduled A345 service?
Replies: 54
Views: 10301

Re: The death of the A345?

I remember when EY announced that they would retire the 345 on 13 December 2015! I payed a lot of money to get on one on FRA-AUH-IST in December 2015.. Ended up on the same ship twice, A6-EHD which ironically is the only one still in service about 2.5 years later! Anyway I'm glad I got the 345 as it...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun May 14, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Impressive Ethiopian Biz+Economy to South Africa: BOM-ADD-CPT/JNB-ADD-BOM in 787/77W/77L/738
Replies: 30
Views: 13593

Re: Impressive Ethiopian Biz+Economy to South Africa: BOM-ADD-CPT/JNB-ADD-BOM in 787/77W/77L/738

Hi Hirofumi!

Thanks for sharing, a nice report! An interesting read as I didn't really have an idea about the service on Ethiopian! The pictures of South Africa are really nice too :)

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu May 11, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: L-1011 & DC-10 doors opening in case of emergency
Replies: 14
Views: 2929

Re: L-1011 & DC-10 doors opening in case of emergency

dash500 wrote:
Subject to confirmation regarding the other two aircraft types, while on the L-1011 all Type A doors were electrically actuated, on the DC-10 and B767 that was only true for 1L.


Door 2L on the 764 also has an electric actuator.

Rgds,

Martijn

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