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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 112
Views: 15633

Re: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’

Great post. You are right, most of the economic destruction will be on the continent. And you base that conclusion on what, exactly? FYI I'm from the EU country which will be the 3rd worst affected by a hard Brexit. It is estimated to have a negative impact of 1% of GDP. The UK, on the other hand, ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?
Replies: 8
Views: 576

Re: Is Zimbabwe going tits up?

Zim went tits up when Uncle Bob took the reins, which was in 1980. It worked splendidly for a coupe of years, then Bob started the oppression. Despite that, the economy worked and Zim was the bread-, flower- and tobacco basket of Africa, right up until Bob had the great idea of 'liberating' white fa...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: which engine to cut off before using GPU
Replies: 8
Views: 1955

Re: which engine to cut off before using GPU

This has been the topic of many discussions, where different points of view have collided. In a previous life our department tried to align the practices of just two airlines operating the same aircraft type to the same airports. One of them would taxi in on two engines and shut down no. 2 whilst wa...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wind pushes Southwest plane into equipment
Replies: 32
Views: 2671

Re: Wind pushes Southwest plane into equipment

The manual will probably say something along the lines of "in high wind conditions, chock all wheels, remove all equipment outside aircraft turning circle and consider parking aircraft with nose into prevailing wind direction". Whilst the former is easy, the two latter may not be physicall...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coding and Obesity
Replies: 14
Views: 1206

Re: Coding and Obesity

What's the difference between a programmer and somebody else working behind a desk? Why would a programmer be less inclined to go for a walk/run/swim than any other guy or gal sitting at a desk all day?

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ryanair diverting to Arlanda
Replies: 3
Views: 1078

Re: Ryanair diverting to Arlanda

I have a query regarding the usage of divert/alternative airport ...I assumed that a rogue Ryanair aircraft landing there would incur a multitude of top price fees etc. not to mention subsequent relocation. Am I right in assuming that it would have cost them a lot of money, or can they insure thems...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Rescue of Injured Skier in France
Replies: 30
Views: 4359

Re: Helicopter Rescue of Injured Skier in France

Amazing how people, armed with nothing but an opinion, and certainly nothing that even resembles the qualifications of a rescue pilot, calls this unsafe and even want the pilot fired. The Alpine rescue pilots, whether French, German, Swiss, Austrian or Italian, are the best in the world. They do thi...

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by B777LRF
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you done a long distance motorcycle / car / bicycle tour?
Replies: 15
Views: 1119

Re: Have you done a long distance motorcycle / car / bicycle tour?

Did a European Tour in the BMW 530d; Bonn, Copenhagen, Berlin, Prague, Milano, Nice, Barcelona, Toulouse, Normandy, Brussels, Bonn. Using mainly highways, it took 10 days to complete. Also took the Boxster from Copenhagen to the North Cape, up via Sweden and down via Norway. 14 days in total, which ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1044
Views: 30345

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

Why would you think they would turn up in Poland. Well, once they've made through the border most arriving from the SE continue north via Germany. As they make their way north, it's simply a question of turning right or left or continuing straight ahead. Left leads to France, the UK and BeNeLux, st...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019
Replies: 191
Views: 23480

Re: Boeing 797 Thread - 2019

Judging a sliding mechanism no one has seen, as having 2-4 days service live. Is that good enough for you? Aircraft are full of sliding mechanisms, but this one wouldn't have small or moving parts (I discussed with ULD mft). The 737 Telair "container" hasn't really been sold & would c...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 2484

Re: Train accident and stupid motorists

So this was all an issue of hand held devices and had nothing to do with being slow on the bridge and rubbernecking? Seems to me to only be a money making item then for the police. If you believe the only point to fining people who use a hand-held device whilst driving is to make money, then I'd hu...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 2484

Re: Train accident and stupid motorists

Putting up barriers and blinds is just as good an option if you think it matters that motorists are going slowly and safely across a bridge under gale conditions warrants ticketing and making the situation worse than it is. And, once again, the only people who got ticketed were those who operated a...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 53
Views: 6235

Re: Starting a new Airline

If we bought a whole fleet initially and then failed, we would lose a lot more money than owning just two aircraft and then renting the rest for ~$20,000/month until we have been running revenue operations long enough to establish longevity. 20K a month? What are you getting, a clapped out Cessna C...

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by B777LRF
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 2484

Re: Train accident and stupid motorists

IMO That's poor police practices. He just needed to post a few patrolmen in strategic spots to keep things rolling. Cops do that everywhere else. You don't "post" police officers on a bridge when a gale is blowing. What they did was observe via CCTV and pull any offender over when they re...

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by B777LRF
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Train accident and stupid motorists
Replies: 53
Views: 2484

Train accident and stupid motorists

Earlier this morning, a truck trailer somehow blew off a freight train and impacted a passenger train on the western part of the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark. It sadly resulted in the loss of 6 lives and a further 16 injured. The bridge was closed whilst emergency services did their thing, and just ...

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by B777LRF
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Offensive Christmas Music
Replies: 24
Views: 2474

Re: Offensive Christmas Music

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=585_1341389786
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All the usual stuff is highly annoying, but not even remotely offensive. If it's offensive you're looking for, however, lend your ears to this: https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=585_1341389786

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by B777LRF
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing
Replies: 2094
Views: 82390

Re: Brexit part 4: Until the last Tory Standing

It seems that the only UK company awarded a contract doesn't operate any service and doesn't have any vessel at present. Are there any other UK ferry companies at the moment? Not only 'at present', they've never had a single ship to their name or operated a single service. Not least because they pl...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are airports allowed to have preferential relationships with airlines?
Replies: 26
Views: 4786

Re: Are airports allowed to have preferential relationships with airlines?

Large parts of the flow, gate assignments and general infrastructure in CPH is designed and built to fit SAS, not least their transfer passengers. It's a standing joke in these parts that SAS "owns" the airport, and the rest of us are here on their mercy. When it comes to rates and charges...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Growth of SXM
Replies: 20
Views: 4237

Re: The Growth of SXM

DRG wrote:
If someone shows me how to imbed a picture here I will.


You need to host your pictures on a site. I use Tinypic, which is free of charge. Go to the site, upload your picture and select the option 'IMG Code for message and bulletin boards', copy the link and paste it into your post. Easy as 1, 2, 3.

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by B777LRF
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy new tires lately in US ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1854

Re: Anyone buy new tires lately in US ?

I'm running 19-inch Bridgestone Turanza summers on the Mazda6, and they work very well. The winters are 17-inch Goodyear Ultragrip. Previous cars have always been shoed with quality tires, the previous mentioned as well as Michelin, Dunlop and Pirelli. Worst ones were the 1st gen runflats introduced...

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by B777LRF
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 7301

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

Ah, the joys of flying boxes around. Whilst officially being a non-smoking airline, the unofficial rule was no smoking below 10.000ft and check with the skipper first. Never flew with a skipper who said no, and that included flying with the CP and DFO as skippers. Several of our crew members (flight...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SYD-ORD Non-Stop
Replies: 15
Views: 7625

Re: SYD-ORD Non-Stop

An "empty" 777F is able to do anything you ask of it. Can it bake a cake? Sure, with your own choice of topping if you ticked the option. It can land at SABA or Tenzing–Hillary Airport? Absolutely. One moment. Can a 777F land&take off in Key West airport? If so, how much range does it...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The solution to drone safety issues
Replies: 64
Views: 5858

Re: The solution to drone safety issues

Kamikaze drones and R/C aeroplanes. Give the modelling nerds a, comparatively, tiny budget and let them loose on any airspace invading drones. They'll build beautiful killer drones / aircraft, and have a blast chasing for a kinetic kill. It would be quite a spectacle too, for those lucky enough to s...

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by B777LRF
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 8084

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

If anything, this proves perceptions can be wildly different. As mentioned earlier, the 727s I flew were old, tired and not that well maintained. Coming from a Falcon, I was left feeling severely unimpressed. Stable? Yes. Responsive, no - that wasn't the feeling I got. Again, coming from a Falcon mi...

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by B777LRF
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One head of State off on holiday
Replies: 12
Views: 1548

Re: One head of State off on holiday

'The Queen' also travels by rail, road and sea where I'm from. We, however, only refer to her as 'the Queen' for domestic consumption, any other time it's HRH Queen Margrethe II. And like HRH Queen Elizabeth II, ours have her own rail carriage too. She also has a royal yacht, something the Brits for...

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by B777LRF
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SYD-ORD Non-Stop
Replies: 15
Views: 7625

Re: SYD-ORD Non-Stop

Heard of a proposal many years ago, moving racing horses from northwestern Europe to Australia. The 777F would do it with one stop in Istanbul, then direct to Sydney whilst carrying 30 odd horses, their tackle and grooms, and non-stop back with a payload of 20 tons. The return leg would have been 21...

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by B777LRF
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the alphabet?
Replies: 36
Views: 2000

Re: Have you flown the alphabet?

A: AF
B: BA
C: CL
D: DM
E: EK
F: FR
G: GF
H: HH
I: IB
J:
K: KL
L: LH
M: MA
N: NB
O: OY
P: PG
Q: QY
R:
S: SN
T: TK
U: UA
V: VY
W: W3
X:
Y:
Z:

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of the road for Swiss Super Constellation HB-RSC?
Replies: 19
Views: 5129

Re: End of the road for Swiss Super Constellation HB-RSC?

If that was truly the case then no aircraft would ever take-off. Much safer if they just sat at the terminal. There is no such thing as assured safety, only the reduction of risk. Sometimes people might want to take a risk in exchange for an incredible experience; why shouldn't they be allowed to m...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional
Replies: 190
Views: 7312

Re: Federal judge in Texas rules Affordable Health Care Act unconstitutional

In my opinion, and that of the vast majority of people in the industrialised world, health care is a right on the same level as education and security. It's just the US where the ruling class has decided to make an industry of it, in the process thereof making a few people very rich and the overwhel...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End of the road for Swiss Super Constellation HB-RSC?
Replies: 19
Views: 5129

Re: End of the road for Swiss Super Constellation HB-RSC?

If it's not safe, it's not safe, and no amount of nostalgia will ever be a replacement for safety. Safety is not something you take for granted, and if a thorough inspection is what it takes to ensure it's safe, then it is what it is. I'm as fond of old prop airliners as the next guy, but safety mus...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service
Replies: 58
Views: 8841

Re: Atlantic Airways (Faroe Islands) applies for NYC service

FAE-JFK is 2600NM GC, around 6,5 hours west and 6 hours east. Vagar is a challenging airport, but with the advent of RNP approaches things have gotten a lot easier to manage, and operational reliability has been greatly improved. Runway 12/30 has a TODA of 1.800 meters and is grooved, the temperatur...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change And Airlines
Replies: 133
Views: 7892

Re: Climate Change And Airlines

Aviation is an easy target, because it's known and visible to everyone. It also regularly involves human drama, opulence, catastrophes and is recognised by most users as a cause of stress and anxiety. As target goes, that's your proverbial sitting duck. It's also hilariously ironic, that almost each...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sports fan gear
Replies: 32
Views: 1979

Re: Sports fan gear

Gulf baseball cap, signed by Tom Kristensen, Jacques Villeneuve and HRH Prince Joachim to Denmark, at the 2018 Copenhagen Historical Grand Prix ING Renault F1 cap, signed by Fernando Alonso (also a Le Mans winner) Official Le Mans 2012/14/16/18 t-shirts, each signed by all Danish drivers participati...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2 seat convertible advice
Replies: 24
Views: 1184

Re: 2 seat convertible advice

I had a Porsche Boxster until some bastard nicked it. Drove it all year, including winter, except when it was snowing. Never did it put a foot wrong, but did regularly put massive smiles on my face. Mine was silver with red leather interior, fitted with 18 inch rims. Never had so much fun on winding...

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by B777LRF
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?

Quite a few. MD-90: Basically a tarted up DC-9 with new engines, marketed as a giant leap forward in technology. Sold about as well as sand in Sahara. A318 & 737-600: Built to compete in market where they were heavier, burned more fuel and was much more expensive than the alternatives. The alter...

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by B777LRF
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Support Animal Rule Changes at Delta
Replies: 22
Views: 1753

Re: Support Animal Rule Changes at Delta

"Service" animal and "emotional support" animal need to be clearly differentiated before this rule change is judged too harshly one way or another. Easy. Service animals will be carrying a certificate stating their training and purpose. 'Emotional Support Animals' does not carry...

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by B777LRF
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct amount of snow to have on the ground
Replies: 36
Views: 1601

Re: The correct amount of snow to have on the ground

On an Austrian alp, or other skiable mountain range, the correct amount is between 1,5 and 2 meters. Anywhere else it's zero. Expect for a few days around Christmas, where a good 20cm or so will be sufficient to set a romantic scene.

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by B777LRF
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai
Replies: 49
Views: 7525

Re: Air Malta might consider A321LR to fly to NY, Toronto, Mumbai

chunhimlai wrote:
Do MLA need a new terminal and 2nd runway for KM expansion?


Expansion into what, bankruptcy? As for single runway think Gatwick.

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by B777LRF
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 8084

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

First time I’ve heard anyone criticize the handling of the 727 Probably a matter of perception. I went from the Falcon to the 727 and was less than impressed. Probably didn't help either that ours were clapped out pax birds, who've been ridden hard and left outside in the wet, before being converte...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the B717-200 limited to FL370?
Replies: 10
Views: 1779

Re: Why is the B717-200 limited to FL370?

If you want to get nerdish about it, it's a derivative of a derivative of a derivative (DC-9 / MD-80 / MD-90 / MD-95), and engine wise the BRs have about the same thrust as a pair of -217s (22K pounds). One might better argue it's a re-engined and derated MD-90. Regardless, all of them "suffer&...

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by B777LRF
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners
Replies: 74
Views: 8084

Re: Manual flight handling characteristics of airliners

The most responsive and well-balanced aircraft I've ever flown is the Falcon 900. It really does think it's a fighter jet, yet is as stable as a slab of concrete on a flat surface. The 727 was a bit of a hog, heavy and not overtly responsive, whereas the 757 was a delight to manhandle. I've only flo...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: December 8, 1980
Replies: 25
Views: 1365

Re: December 8, 1980

The Beatles changed the world, as no other band before or since have ever done. Together with Paul, John was the driving force behind the band. Give the guy a bit of credit, he'd been as revered today as Paul had he still lived.

Don't judge him by his poor taste in bed partner ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A321 D-AISH damaged by jetbridge at FRA 01.12.18
Replies: 18
Views: 5663

Re: LH A321 D-AISH damaged by jetbridge at FRA 01.12.18

Well, did Lufthansa operate the airbridge or was it another operator? I doubt it was the LH pilot who drove straight into the airbridge. ;) Why would that surprise you? Airbridges are fully automated these days; enter the aircraft type, press a button and the bridge will automatically drive itself ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?
Replies: 70
Views: 8692

Re: Are Shared Ownership Private Jets Hurting 1st Class Airline Sales?

You can't get anything with 5 million USD, not even a Twotter. 10 million USD per annum is far from enough to afford anythinf bigger than a Cessna 182. Just because an individual rakes in the big bucks, it's not a reason to spend that money on unnecessary vanities, because that's what this is reall...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Passenger airliners cargo capacity
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: Passenger airliners cargo capacity

Those are marketing numbers; real life can be both much higher or lower. But, for what it's worth, the maximum load in a 777LR/F forward hold is 30,6 tons, while the aft hold is 22,2, for a combined total of 52,8 tons. If you do that obviously something's going to give, which will be main-deck paylo...

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by B777LRF
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4116

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

1. A 2 week skiing holiday visiting 2 resorts in Austria and Switzerland (Nauders and Ischgl/Samnaun) and with my daughter 2. A 1 week sailing vacation from Bodrum, visiting Simi, Rhodes and Kos. A 100ft gulet with 4 crew members and 4 guests - basically all you had to do yourself was wipe your bott...

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by B777LRF
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9503

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

in a go around like that are the spoilers manually stowed ? Isn't there a TOGA button on the throttle? I asked about the spoilers because I read the report on the AA 757 that crashed in the mountains in South America and it stated had the spoilers been stowed they would have cleared the mountain wh...

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by B777LRF
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 59
Views: 3662

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Many more than these, but crucially missing the obligatory X and Q. Just for S&S, am focussing on the African continent where possible.

ACC
BAH
CMN
DXB
EMA
FAR
GVA
HRE
ICN
JNB
KGS
LOS
MIA
NUE
ORD
POS
Q
RUH
SXM
TIP
USM
VIE
X
YUL
ZRH

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by B777LRF
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anaconda vs ......
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: Anaconda vs ......

If the anaconda and the Kodiak bear meet in Kodiak territory the bear should win since the anaconda is poikilothermic and thus too slow in colder climates. Whereas if they met in the Amazon, the bear would think 'fukkid, should'a hung a left at Fairbanks, can I borrow your razor before we kick off'.

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by B777LRF
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10706

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

The single biggest issue with the A330F, is that it sort of falls between the chairs. It's either too big or too small to really make a good fit. It cannot carry a big enough payload over 8+ hours to make economical sense, and there's not much in way of a market to carry 65 tons over 5-7 hours with ...

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