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by bennett123
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 102
Views: 17652

Re: How many 727s still active?

Incidentally I saw G-OSRA at BOE in July.

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by bennett123
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 102
Views: 17652

Re: How many 727s still active?

When was the Trump jet scrapped.

MTIA

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by bennett123
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140183

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

If AB had been simply allowed to fold who was in a position to take over.

FR may be very vocal at times, but were struggling to run the operations they already had.

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by bennett123
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 102
Views: 17652

Re: How many 727s still active?

No mention yet of M-FTOH.

Spoke to the pilot at Cotswold AIrport Open Day in September 2017, who said it flyable.

Also saw it doing an engine run earlier this month.

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by bennett123
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coup d'etat in Zimbabwe?
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: Coup d'etat in Zimbabwe?

No one is saying Nyerere was a saint. However, he did stand down as President without the Army stepping in, leaving the country to enter its free market era — as imposed by structural adjustment under the IMF and World Bank – under the leadership of his hand-picked successor. Nyerere was also instru...

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by bennett123
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2248

Re: Boom Technology To Pick Assembly Site And Engines In 2018

How do you slot planes going that fast into conventional air traffic.

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by bennett123
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre Unidentified Aircraft Encounter Over Oregon
Replies: 10
Views: 4261

Re: Bizarre Unidentified Aircraft Encounter Over Oregon

The article indicates several options. A smuggling flight seems unlikely. Firstly flying in daylight. Secondly the F15 could not catch it. Hard to believe that the smugglers are that good or NORAD that bad. The NT43A makes more sense if NORAD did not WANT to catch it,the T43A could also use jamming....

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by bennett123
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation
Replies: 18
Views: 2918

Re: The fall of Robert Mugabe: Potential Impact on Air Zimbabwe & Zimbabwean Aviation

I think I would spectate from a safe distance.

Things could get nasty.

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by bennett123
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 20984

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Having read the links, it is not clear at what point a complaint was made about the conduct of the other passenger. Unless the crew were told and did not act, it is hard to see how the crew could be accused, (they are potential witnesses). The involvement of the plaintiffs father sounds grossly impr...

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by bennett123
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots
Replies: 20
Views: 2797

Re: UK court rules Monarch has no claim on summer 2018 slots

I know that Smartlynx took their plane back, are you sure about AIr Malta.

My understanding is G-ZBAR is still at SNN.

It is low season I’ve there now and I see no reason why they would be rushing to claim it.

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by bennett123
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Over 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled at Hartsfield-Jackson
Replies: 21
Views: 4814

Re: Over 1,000 gallons of fuel spilled at Hartsfield-Jackson

According to Wikipedia the fuel capacity of a B737-300 is 5,311US Gallons.

HTH

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by bennett123
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Delta 747 Retirement Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4408

Re: The Delta 747 Retirement Thread

Fort Hood sounds like a military charter.

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by bennett123
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy
Replies: 77
Views: 10763

Re: Meridiana to be renamed Air Italy

Any change of the B767 being converted to cargo.

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by bennett123
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 116
Views: 20413

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Med View TF-AMV flew into Kemble yesterday.

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by bennett123
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87824

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Apart from the USA, where does the inerting requirement apply.

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by bennett123
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.
Replies: 36
Views: 6791

Re: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.

I flew to EDI in 2014.

Pictures were a problem due to reflections.

However, if you leave the terminal and turn right to the end of the car park you can get some good shots.

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by bennett123
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.
Replies: 36
Views: 6791

Re: Pictures of LCY redevelopement released.

Looking at their website.

Earliest flight is 0650, with the last at 2125.

Looking at the ARJ, (the loudest type) the first is 0709 and the last is at2005.

Lack of night lights does help.

Also when it opened it was a poor area, (this does help as well).

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by bennett123
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30587

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

If MOL or others wanted, they could have bid for AB.

Their failure to do so speaks volumes.

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by bennett123
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA
Replies: 131
Views: 7906

Re: NAACP Travel Advisory for AA

Would you include an instance where a person of colour was attacked by another person of colour.

Would you include if the person of colour threw the first punch.

Finally, white/pink is also a colour. If you mean non white, why not say so.

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by bennett123
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 9328

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

The article says the return flight was full.

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by bennett123
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT
Replies: 16
Views: 5476

Re: Norwegian to end all flights between Birmingham and Spain effective 28/OCT

Assuming this is not just seasonal, this is a bit sudden.

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by bennett123
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?
Replies: 140
Views: 12014

Re: What's the deal with LHR's third runway?

Not PM yet.

Never say never.

It could happen, and if it did, then I doubt LHR would be his first priority.

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by bennett123
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat
Replies: 41
Views: 7022

Re: Aeroflot FA's say work being reduced because they are fat

Depends HOW big surely.

People who are really obese clearly move and react more slowly. You can see that in the street.

Also consider the internal dimensions of an airliner.

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by bennett123
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 147
Views: 24440

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

I can see the C130 and 2 C17, there also seems to be an aircraft about half the size of a C17, with a T tail and twin engines on the tail.

Is that a biz jet.

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by bennett123
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?
Replies: 108
Views: 15263

Re: A319neo: will it enter into service or not?

U2 has 254 aircraft split roughly 50/50 A319/A320.

Expect that they will not be happy about having a split A320/CS fleet.

Given they were previously Boeing customers, there views may carry more weight.

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by bennett123
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement
Replies: 126
Views: 17188

Re: United and Dr. Dao reach settlement

Jeffery Redding had also gone.

Not clear if for this or earlier non disclosure.

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by bennett123
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon
Replies: 16
Views: 4689

Re: Ex Air NZ DC8 Recovery Operation from The Amazon

The former ZK-DES, (latterly 5Y-CHD).

I think this was to be scrapped at Southend in August.

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by bennett123
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop that arrested nurse.....FIRED !
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: Cop that arrested nurse.....FIRED !

Hope not.

He would scar the kids for life.

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by bennett123
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 237
Views: 30587

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

Apart from LH, what were the viable other bidders?.

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by bennett123
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout
Replies: 66
Views: 9349

Re: Boeing provided Monarch with $130 million bailout

Fly global

On point 3. I assume you exclude FR.

However MOL did say he raped Boeing.

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by bennett123
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6172

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

IMO, pilot pay will always be affected by aircraft size. The revenue capacity of a CRJ will always be less than a WB. Also if CRJ become too expensive then people will not fly. In that case, you lose the CRJ flight with no corresponding increase in mainline. The issue is will pilots accept a B scale...

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by bennett123
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 59849

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Saw G-OZBX, G-ZBAS, G-MARA and G-OJEG at LTN on the 6th. All were in normal markings.

Also G-ZBAU at EGBP on 7th.

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by bennett123
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87824

Re: UA 747, final flight and swag for sale!

Are you able to report what else is on the swag list.

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by bennett123
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 59849

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

I see they acquired an A321 this year.

Plenty more going cheap, and ZB pilots to go with them.

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by bennett123
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 59849

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Perhaps the fallout of leaving all these people stranded would cost more in the long term.

Both politically and commercially.

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by bennett123
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 30358

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

OA260

Do you have details.

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by bennett123
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch
Replies: 19
Views: 5300

Re: Norwegian hiring Pilots from Monarch

They do not say what their requirements are.

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by bennett123
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hef's plane
Replies: 33
Views: 8858

Re: Hef's plane

So is it still in Mexico.

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by bennett123
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 59849

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Iirc they are all leased.

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by bennett123
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 392
Views: 59849

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

Not clear which part of their fleet would be LH.

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by bennett123
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts
Replies: 53
Views: 9103

Re: More Ryanair problems: huge winter schedule cuts

I have only flown FR three times, NOC twice and MLA once.

The service is not that bad.

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by bennett123
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1112
Views: 46332

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

The scary thing is that if the DUP dump the govt leading to another election, then Corbyn could be the next PM.

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by bennett123
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 253
Views: 53562

Re: Malaysia Airlines to take over six ex-AirBerlin Airbus A330

Good news that these planes have a new home.

Takes a big chunk out of any ideas of any thoughts of AB LH continuing.

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by bennett123
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 13862

Re: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy

If animals being present was life threatening, why was she struggling to NOT get off the plane.

I call BS.

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew
Replies: 47
Views: 14712

Re: Hotel Bans All PIA Male Crew

So reading their press release they did stop useing a hotel in August.

Also there were allegations of mis conduct by cabin crew.

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by bennett123
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC135 at Malta today
Replies: 0
Views: 693

KC135 at Malta today

He took off at 1342 then returned at 1346 approaching the runway with undercarriage down, then pulled away and has not returned.

Does anyone know why?

MTIA

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by bennett123
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140183

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

What is the point of going to Parchim.

Also what background does Mr Pang have?.

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by bennett123
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140183

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

Has FR made any sort of offer at all.

IMO, put up or shut up.

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