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by cpd
Thu May 23, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 227
Views: 56276

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!



Rare photo op - simply the meanest looking planes ever, outside of the SR-71. I miss seeing these amazing planes.

Either at airshows, or even a lucky sighting when one flew very quietly (but quickly) over my house.

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by cpd
Thu May 23, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 857
Views: 149887

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Please Qantas, pick the damn aircraft of choice so we can move beyond fuel burn and my-engine-is-better-than-your-engine comments! Technically, they are all breaking the forum rules in that technical discussion is only supposed to be in the technical sub-forum. But, I'm sure we are all thankful tha...

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by cpd
Wed May 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Start Arming Teachers? Start here...
Replies: 9
Views: 695

Re: Start Arming Teachers? Start here...

You can easily fix that by arming all the kids....

Right?

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by cpd
Wed May 22, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are we approaching world where there´s only twin-engined jets?
Replies: 15
Views: 2158

Re: Are we approaching world where there´s only twin-engined jets?

UA857 wrote:
With the end of the 747, A340 and A380 approaching are we approaching a world with only twins?


No, there are still heaps of 747s, MD-11s flying around. There will still be four engined jet aircraft flying around transporting freight.

You didn't specify passengers in particular.

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by cpd
Tue May 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1260

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

[twoid][/twoid] A sad loss of an F1 legend. The long-term effects of his horrible crash in 1976 obviously took their toll. But I do think he was a little narcissistic with naming three airlines after himself. That was just weird. My Mother once advised me to keep my mouth shut if I couldn't think of...

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by cpd
Tue May 21, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1260

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

3-times F1 World Champion Niki Lauda, founder of Lauda Air & Niki, the man who is well known for actually going into the jungles of Thailand when his airline's 767 crashed & found the problem that Boeing didn't admit to at first, have passed away due to health complications. May he rest in ...

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by cpd
Tue May 21, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1260

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

A sad loss of an F1 legend. The long-term effects of his horrible crash in 1976 obviously took their toll. But I do think he was a little narcissistic with naming three airlines after himself. That was just weird. My Mother once advised me to keep my mouth shut if I couldn't think of anything nice ...

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by cpd
Tue May 21, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1260

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

Wow, I thought he was much older than 70. I don't know much about him so I'll assume he was a good enough person. But I do think he was a little narcissistic with naming three airlines after himself. That was just weird. I think the looking old was to do with the awful accident where he was so badl...

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by cpd
Tue May 21, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1260

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

Very sad day. I respected him very greatly.

He was integral to making the McLaren TAG-Turbo project a success - his cunning plan to get the engine in the car earlier ultimately made it a success.

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by cpd
Mon May 20, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1261

Re: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?

What speed does an AC need to outrun or avoid missiles? Not just speed, but altitude as well and probably backed up by stealth features. I think you'd be looking at M3.2+. If a plane can sustain that kind of speed (or more) for decent amounts of time and also fly extremely high it will make the thi...

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by cpd
Sun May 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

Congratulations to Australians who are now getting a tax cut. Politicians are terrible with other people's money so they should have as little of it as possible. Any revenue cut for the government is a good thing. Didn’t know about any tax cuts... How many tens of millions of dollars must you earn ...

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by cpd
Sun May 19, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

Yes. We've got a large amount of people who you could say are financially overstretched. They have this huge McMansion (with a big mortgage), one or two SUVs with a desirable badge and credit card debt. These families tend to have both parents working to service these debts - so they are really sens...

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by cpd
Sat May 18, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

I didn’t like any of the candidates for PM - but it was great to see Abbott gone. The LNP still has a few faceless men left in its ranks, but at least the leader of the backstabbing has been tossed out. They’ll be a more united party from now on. Either side wouldn’t have made a great difference ho...

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by cpd
Sat May 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

They're in decline where they have been implementing center-right policies. That’s true. The Labor party is a fairly centre-right party, certainly not left wing. Just offset by the LNP coalition becoming a religiously conservative right wing party instead of its traditional fiscal conservative pro ...

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by cpd
Sat May 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

petertenthije wrote:
You mean airwhiners.net, but that site died ages ago.


I thought even some former moderators were part of it too.

Surely they all must have better things to do. The only reason I’m even visiting this site frequently now is I’m recovering from a crash and bored as anything, as soon as I’m mended...

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by cpd
Sat May 18, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election
Replies: 19
Views: 1191

Re: Liberal/National Coalition wins Australian Federal Election

I didn’t like any of the candidates for PM - but it was great to see Abbott gone. The LNP still has a few faceless men left in its ranks, but at least the leader of the backstabbing has been tossed out. They’ll be a more united party from now on. Either side wouldn’t have made a great difference how...

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by cpd
Sat May 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89

A giant of Australian politics and what a legacy to leave. His successor, Paul Keating, wasn't liked anything like as much as he was (he had a wicked, often very caustic, way with words). It's true that the current batch of Aussie leaders haven't really measured up to him, though in fairness, not m...

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by cpd
Fri May 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?
Replies: 64
Views: 9421

Re: Boeing TX: A Precursor to Boeing NMA?

Help me in my ignorance. What is a "SCRUM"? Thanks folks for educating an old man. It’s part of the Agile process. A Scrum is a daily tag-up of about 15 minutes to review progress. The Sprint is the time period of about 2-4 weeks where the work is done. A Demo is a longer status review af...

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by cpd
Fri May 17, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89

Part of my childhood gone now too. A giant of politics for all the right reaons. Look at all the current lot of politicians, I cannot think of many with his qualities. Yes, he had imperfections, especially alcohol, sometimes a fiery temper too, but somehow he was also more like all of us. He wore hi...

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by cpd
Thu May 16, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?
Replies: 30
Views: 7581

Re: What are airport going to do with their A380 gates when they are no longer needed?

Since Airbus has officially announced the end of A380 production, and many airlines have made plans to phase out the aircraft, I guess its an appropriate time to ask what airports are going to do with their elevated jet bridges and the interior boarding platforms accompanying them. This would be a ...

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by cpd
Wed May 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4714

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Wow - that whole cyclist bit is definitely an example of how NOT to make friends. Most people you encounter are friendly. I have very few problems with drivers, people out walking who I have to ride past. You tend to see the same people everyday and more often than not get to know them, particularl...

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by cpd
Tue May 14, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: What’s the font used for the Airliners.net logo?
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: What’s the font used for the Airliners.net logo?

Boeing even had a few versions of their font. In the old days, the numbers looked slightly different.

I think the font for the a.net logo could be a stretched impact font.

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by cpd
Tue May 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Class Narrowbodies
Replies: 81
Views: 8959

Re: Three Class Narrowbodies

4 Cabins, seat & service spec's, 3 classes. As a passenger, I really could't care less, a little knee space & avoid shoulder rubbing 777 10 abreast, 787 9 abreast. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3f/61/73/3f6173ba4db4eb12b73c76c826576fd1.png Keesje, you have half the people on this topic yel...

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by cpd
Tue May 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 47
Views: 1846

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

Anet is declining because it has gone too far left. Take Non Av for instance. Just browsing the thread titles will indicate just how anti-right / pro-left Anet has become. The majority of threads are anti-right / anti-Trump yet some pro-right / anti-left comments will be deleted in a matter of minu...

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by cpd
Tue May 14, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2370

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Keeping fit, but being crashed out by someone else sort of put that on hold. Recovering okay.

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by cpd
Mon May 13, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?
Replies: 21
Views: 1463

Re: Will there ever be a new British Royal yacht?

UAUA wrote:
They had many debates regarding this. Will this become a reality?



Doubt there is any use for one now. Expensive and slow.

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by cpd
Sun May 12, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure

Try using much longer shutter speeds of 1/4sec if you can instead of high ISO settings. At least for slow moving planes. This will make a cleaner image that is easier to edit. You’ll also get the impression of movement. I loved using F2.8 lenses as well, they help greatly. The other trick is using t...

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by cpd
Sun May 12, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The next gen of combustion engines for cars
Replies: 21
Views: 1216

Re: The next gen of combustion engines for cars

https://www.mazda.com/en/innovation/mazda-stories/engineers/skyactiv-x/ I'm absolutely pumped for this to hit the US. A few other manufacturers are boasting engines touting combustion engine perfection. More efficient+more power. Win-win. Maybe the world is going electric, but not yet. These engine...

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by cpd
Sun May 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 83
Views: 6525

Re: Airliners.net dating

I have been ignoring this thread, to be honest my immediate reaction was to roll my eyes when I first saw it. Having finally opened it and read threw the posts I have to say that this is one of my favourite threads that I've read in a long time. Too often on this site people become argumentative d*...

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by cpd
Sun May 12, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4714

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

To the guy above (not the waterpolo person) - never, ever ride close to the kerb. You’ll get yourself killed that way. Always ride further out from the edge of the road, that way if someone passes you too closely you have room to move. Years and years of experience here and hardly any hostile inter...

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by cpd
Sun May 12, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4714

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Ughhhh more BS about millenials. I'm a millenial. I'm in my mid 30s. I rarely carry my phone on me and frequently fail to respond to texts in the same day. I avoid social media like the plague too. That’s called being the exception, not the rule. Welcome to being a frustrated Millennial. It’s an un...

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by cpd
Sun May 12, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4714

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

To the guy above (not the waterpolo person) - never, ever ride close to the kerb. You’ll get yourself killed that way. Always ride further out from the edge of the road, that way if someone passes you too closely you have room to move. Years and years of experience here and hardly any hostile inter...

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by cpd
Sun May 12, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4714

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

To the guy above (not the waterpolo person) - never, ever ride close to the kerb. You’ll get yourself killed that way. Always ride further out from the edge of the road, that way if someone passes you too closely you have room to move. Years and years of experience here and hardly any hostile intera...

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by cpd
Sun May 12, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: Putin's anual ice hockey "match"

I don't watch hockey but for the little I've seen, a couple matches at the olympics, it's supposed to be 10 times faster than this, isn't it ? I remember in Innsbruck staying in Ramada Tivoli, right across the road from the ice hockey venue. I could see the teenage kids practicing there. Even the p...

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by cpd
Sat May 11, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4714

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Mostly the common theme is we ride/race bicycles. That involves some dedication and hard work, something the whingers and whiners today wouldn’t know about. They just expect to rant about everything they don’t like and blame everyone else for it. Oh, it’s the fault of the millennials, the treehugge...

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by cpd
Sat May 11, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 857
Views: 149887

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

on a somewhat different note, do we know when they might announce the order? Paris maybe? Two schools of thought 1) never, they are setting AIPA up with the contract negotiations for the blame 2) end of year Interesting, so I'm assuming Qantas can't have it's pilots fly the route under the current ...

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by cpd
Sat May 11, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why Anet Is Declining
Replies: 47
Views: 1846

Re: Why Anet Is Declining

Since Johan sold the site, the only things that I see are the 12-year olds asking why Midwest Express didn't by the 747-100, why UA doesn't fly OMA-LOS, and why Via Air didn't order the A321neo. There are a lot of good discussions still remaining on this site, but they are quickly being overrun by ...

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by cpd
Fri May 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 857
Views: 149887

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Some fascinating technical discussion. Thank you! Changing topic slightly. What do we think the flight time will be north and south bound? I’m not fussed about the differences between the 778 and A350, just what we think the overall time would be and the savings it would represent. I’m guess more a...

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by cpd
Thu May 09, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Solution for drones over airports?
Replies: 53
Views: 3782

Re: Solution for drones over airports?

1. Stop drone production completely, except for verified construction / map / goverment companies etc, under very strict rules and licensing. For most people is just a toy and there are already enough toys out there. 2. Introduce very high fines (including imprisonment) for violators. Sledgehammer ...

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by cpd
Thu May 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 5480

Re: Red & white B727 at LAX - which airline?

Ultra Air, like N727VA?

Edit: others got in before me. I found it by Google image search “727 LAX 1993”.

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by cpd
Thu May 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 130
Views: 25444

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

Airbazar.. Which is the exact opposite of what the pre-announcement management briefing detailed, moreover there has been an admission of sorts that the fleet mix has been wrong for some time and that the focus will continue to shift from additional capacity to improving yield. Expect the accelerat...

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by cpd
Thu May 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits
Replies: 130
Views: 25444

Re: Emirates announces -69% drop in net profits

CriticalPoint wrote:
I think the 787 and A350 have also hurt EK. The ability to fly non stop eliminated the appeal of EK and a stop over in Dubai.


No airline flies non stop where I want to go. Sydney-Geneva? Sydney-Nice? Not possible. So Emirates it is for the time being.

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by cpd
Thu May 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10464

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

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Small yes, but not small in noise! Would the IL-62 be potentially quieter? Any numbers on both?

A good topic on noise:
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by cpd
Thu May 09, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10464

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

Why were they so much louder than other jets, anybody got a good answer? I'd imagine an 880 or a VC10 would be up there too, no? 60s design & technology; the water/methanol injection during take off had something to do with it. That was a plane I never saw in action, the BAC 111. This prompted ...

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by cpd
Wed May 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B21 RAIDER delivery dates
Replies: 5
Views: 1458

Re: B21 RAIDER delivery dates

https://ibb.co/RPySZ5H

Is that related to the B2 Spirit (but much earlier)? Someone on another forum dig up the image supposedly from a long time ago.
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I guess this isn’t related?

https://ibb.co/RPySZ5H

Is that related to the B2 Spirit (but much earlier)? Someone on another forum dig up the image supposedly from a long time ago.

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by cpd
Wed May 08, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 857
Views: 149887

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

In reference to OA940, I’ve heard nothing about QF looking to remove the A380 very soon. Project Sunset (yes, that does exist) is the 747 retirement as far as I know. The A380 is still quite new. I’m guessing Airbus will get this deal. As the fleet plan stands right now the 789s are replacing the 7...

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by cpd
Wed May 08, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 857
Views: 149887

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

In reference to OA940, I’ve heard nothing about QF looking to remove the A380 very soon. Project Sunset (yes, that does exist) is the 747 retirement as far as I know. The A380 is still quite new.

I’m guessing Airbus will get this deal.

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by cpd
Wed May 08, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety

Fear of my luggage being damaged, because one of the bags always had an extremely expensive bike inside it. Otherwise I don’t mind flying - I’m a fairly relaxed passenger. I dislike 10+ hours on a plane. That’s awful. We need higher flying, faster planes now! And I’ll pay more for the ticket, just g...

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by cpd
Tue May 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you even make friends in today's age.
Replies: 62
Views: 4714

Re: How do you even make friends in today's age.

Because it is all about being egocentric, selfish, and narcissistic for the current generation. No generation has been as self-absorbed as the Millennials, taking selfies (of themselves) 24/7. The increase in secularism also adds to this issue. Whereas in the past, more people were religious and we...

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by cpd
Tue May 07, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 7951

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

Someone mention Aeroflot helicopters?



That one actually looks pretty damn neat, other photos of it really show how timeless the old Aeroflot colour scheme was.

Pretty unusual to see some of the types of aircraft the Aeroflot name appeared on.

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