How many billions of dollars did US airlines lose year on year before consolidation and lower fuel prices turned them to their current profitable state? Bancruptcy protection by Chapter 11 has helped US legacies quite a few times. Otherwise some of them would probably have been long gone. Norwegian...Jump to post
I produced two videos some time ago with the fringe of the left. Now people are calling for the AR-15 to be illegal which will lead to all semi auto rifles. Then we will have a Virginia Tech or Colin Ferguson type shooting where a shooter uses pistols and you will rail on them. It's right in front ...Jump to post
Living in a country with very little gun crime and very few weapons among ordinary people, it is very hard for me to understand why so many americans still think liberal gun laws are good thing and they contribute positively to their society. Fewer guns means less gun crime. The correlation is clear...Jump to post
That looks bad for Norwegian.
It can't go on like that.
Kjos quoted delayed deliveries as a huge cost for them in 2017.
Is it really normal practice that Boeing or the engine vendor only has a very limited liability when they can't deliver on time?
For a non-pilot, can someone explain why would pitot heat be off? Failure to follow check-list? Could this have been an instance of the AN-148 (inadvertently) exceeding Vne while having very poor visibility (so no frame of reference) and having a critical structural failure? Or thinking they were i...Jump to post
Firstly ADS-B data, sampled at 10 sec intervals, is going to be quite suspect in these extreme circumstances. Somebody else can give you the technical reasons, I don't pretend I know every detail. The 10 second sample rate is only for the playback functionality of FR24. The transponder transmits mu...Jump to post
I understand the human nature to speculate, but all of this input is useless until we have hard facts with official sources. The fetishism some of y'all have about these events is kinda gross IMHO Then don't click on the thread and read the final report when it comes out. This is an aviation enthus...Jump to post
1TV Rus just showed some pictures, apparently only smaller pieces were found and reports say, there have been falling burning parts in the sky. So it seems the airplane blew up mid air. I'll post a source, once I get one on the net. If the aircraft blows up mid-air you would likely find much larger...Jump to post
Are the fluctuations in airspeed as seen in FR24 normal? Verstuurd vanaf mijn P9_Energy met Tapatalk You will probably not see the fluctuations in the raw ADSB-data, but FR24 only shows a speed/alt once every 10 second time stamp. Looking at the playback data, the aircraft was accelerating downward...Jump to post
It has never been tried and hence never killed anyone. Stalinism has as much to do with marxism as social darwinism with Darwins theory. Marxism requires democracy as the first step, none of the so called communist nations was democratic. The first two chapters of the communist manifesto are a perf...Jump to post
salttee wrote:Stalinist communism and socialism are two different things.
I feel so very sorry for you because you think your taxes are too high.
Poor pitiful you.
God riddance... Perhaps they should have kept it there as a monument of the pathological ideology of Marxism. Young people don't learn enough about the historic horrors of marxism/collectivism. Today many young kids even think socialism is cool. link It's disgracefull and shows the extreme lack of e...Jump to post
Thanks for the info. If we were to rent a car, are there some neat little towns/villages to visit within 2-3 hours drive of KEF where we could take advantage of a day trip? Forget nice little towns. You go to Iceland to experience the nature. It is an absolutely amazing place which is unlike anythi...Jump to post
If you want some insight to this campus idiocy about safe spaces, go to YouTube and watch some videos with Jonathan Haidt or Jordan Peterson on the subject. This whole PC-culture is an intellectual desease that need to be destroyed. It is only creating fragile priviledged young kids who are not able...Jump to post
It's a reprehensible practice, but it's certainly in the spirit of the nickel and dime mindset that has become so widespread in the airline industry.
I always use the TOR-browser and block cookies when I search for tickets to aviod this crap.
Using searh engines like Momondo can also be helpfull.
Apart from this was a totally preventable accident, the actual gear up landing was pretty goodJump to post
I am pretty sure I read somewhere that the Il-62 was a mobile command post that they could park up in a disaster zone, and serve as headquarters for whatever operation was going on. Something as small as a SSJ would be a pretty poor choice for that task. According to the ilyushin website, the IL62 ...Jump to post
The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations fleet is also based at Zhukovsky, and I think they have a pair of Il-62s for which these 2 would be the perfect replacement. Their sole IL62M and the Yak-42s were all retired by 2014 after MCHS recieved their SSJs and An148s. I don't think they need som...Jump to post
I don't know how it compares; maybe RA-76453 had a competent storage arrangement, but RA-96009 years of "storage" at DME were a rough time. The frame was embroiled in the bankruptcy of its owner, AirUnion; some said it was simply abandoned for years, without maintenance. All types of rumo...Jump to post
I guess I wasn't clear. RA-96009 was flown across Moscow to get the airframe to Zhukovsky. Now, upon her arrival, her engines will be removed, and trucked to DME. There, they will be used to get RA-96006 airborne, supposedly also for a ferry flight to Zhukovsky. What's exactly the advantage of Zhuk...Jump to post
Not really Boeing, but the DC-9-21 was more or less built for SASJump to post
Why be critical of Nazism? It is the followers who are to blame, not Nazism. As the right says: guns don't kill people, people kill people. So, let's extend that to Nazism. People use Nazism to manipulate people. Nazism itself kills zero people every year. It is how people use Nazism that kills peo...Jump to post
As a swede I must congratulate the Swedish team. Noone believed this special after Zlatan left the team. Well, a great player with a big ego doesn't always make well playing collective better. Zlatan was no great team player. Well done Denmark. Christian Eriksen was in a class of his own. I don't t...Jump to post
SAS I believe was the original operator. Not quite, Austrian Airlines was the first operator in 1980. SAS first got their MD80s from around 1985. Spanair had a large fleet too. Most iconic, not sure how you measure that, but SAS MD80s were the most common type in Copenhagen for almost two decades. ...Jump to post
I have no issues with muslims who practices a spirituel part of islam, but who accepts and live by the norms and culture here. But I have big problems with islamic culture and I don't wan't more of it. you are aware that you see "Blowback"? If you don't like people coming at you in this w...Jump to post
Yes. There is a threat. Pretty much everywhere you are, there is a threat to your life. Most of them are much, much bigger threats then terrorism, which in most places is right up there with being killed by an asteroid in a global extinction level event. Do we ignore the threat of asteroid impacts?...Jump to post
That is crime. War is a state of armed conflict between states or societies.Terrorist groups are neither. The IS Kalifat is the only entity that may be considered a society, but that would require to see their occupied territory as fairly homogeneously inhabited by IS supporters, which it isn´t. We...Jump to post
fighting terrorists is crime fighting and has nothing to do with war. Calling it a "war" is just to whitewash state-sponsored murder. Or where are the declarations of war against Jemen, Pakistan or even Afghanistan..... It is also very simplistic and naive to label terrorism as "crim...Jump to post
Why civilian airliners don't get a re-engine these days has been nicely summarised by earlier posters. One particular case in the military world that I don't really understand, though, is the B-52. Given how long these birds are being operated, and given that the 8 engines that hang off each of the...Jump to post
This should be on top of that list
here's a top-13. Hard to choose some to be removed The best : https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2kitqQ8eAfs/hqdefault.jpg others, in no particular order : Jim Taggart - Mark McManus (Taggart) Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) Roger Sterling - John Slattery (Mad Men) Don Draper - Jon Hamm (Mad Men) Rusty Cohle - Mat...Jump to post
I live in Germany and went here to school. All my school live we were taught of Nazis and the Nazi time. Seeing their propaganda and the tendencies, I can very well say this is serious. Not comparable with the artificial smear campaigns against Islam. There is history in Germany that is very trauma...Jump to post
It's not only me labeling them Nazis, but also 87% of Germans who have not voted for them. I agree some of those posters are sad, bad taste and not worthy for a democratic party that wants to be taken seriously. But pulling the nazi card is nothing but hateful rhetoric, and nothing better that labe...Jump to post
Congratulations to the Nazis. Finally after 70 years, they are again in Parliament. Please keep your disgracefull outbursts and labeling to yourself. It's nothing different from saying that because you are a muslim you are a terrorist. There is nothing wrong with wanting to minimize the amount's im...Jump to post
No Mean City from Taggart. Mark McManus, the best Police Inspector on TV, ever! https://res.cloudinary.com/uktv/image/upload/b_rgb:000000,w_660,c_fill,q_90,h_371/v1497771954/qzssvipcjratht10bbdq.jpg and this : https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/18/Dynasty_%281981%29_title_card.jpgJump to post
Thanks for the Info, I know Libyan Air Cargo had an AN-124 at one time, did something happen to that one? They had 2. 5A-DKL has been stored at Kiev Svyatushino since 2009 5A-DKN has been stored at Tripoli since 2011. There's a possiblity the An124 at Tripoli is damaged, and I would be surprised if...Jump to post
Looking for information on the AN-124, how many are still in service, what airlines fly them, what will replace them? Are they still in production? thought I saw that they were. Anyway, just looking for general information and news items on the AN-124. Thanks Something like Anotnov Airlines : 7 Max...Jump to post
And here's another example of a respectable person flying Ryanair: That is called virtue signalling. Nothing spectacular about that. To me Ryanair symbolses the ugly face of pure unethical greedy capitalism. They are 100% cynical in their behavior if it benefits their bottom line. "Why be nice...Jump to post