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by B777LRF
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 22
Views: 1378

Re: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell

So their UK based investors will have to be replaced with EU ditto. How, exactly, is that a problem and, even more, why on earth should it bother anyone but those UK based investors?

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by B777LRF
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians
Replies: 63
Views: 1346

Re: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians

Your point being ... ? F*ck it all? That’s the spirit! My point is in the post: About the last people on earth to complain someone meddled in their elections, would be the US and Russia. I'm far from condoning meddling in someone else's election, merely pointing out the hypocrisy in play here. So i...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 28
Views: 7447

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

If required, I think Bombardier should reschedule deliveries to some other airlines and put Delta as a priority. Messing with one or more customers to please another is hardly good business! Besides, why would BBD be in a hurry to get Delta's aircraft out the door when, presumably, they're making a...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 141
Views: 2351

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

They are both mass killings by deranged people. Why obsess over the murder weapon? Maybe by the inescapable fact, that getting hold of a commercial pilot license and being hired as a first officer on an A320 is much, much more difficult than walking into a gun store in the US and buying an AR-15? N...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians
Replies: 63
Views: 1346

Re: Robert Mueller Indicts 13 Russians

Well, the US influenced heavily in getting Boris Jeltsin (remember him?) elected, and since come-back is fair play, I personally fail to see the problem in Russia returning the favour. Vlad is a shrewd operator, whilst Abu Ivanka Al-Amrika is playing with his toys in a sandbox. About the last people...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...
Replies: 37
Views: 697

Re: If a Texas sized asteroid was headed for Earth...

Gather friends and family, eat, drink, laugh and cry until the rock impacts. The end.

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by B777LRF
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight
Replies: 92
Views: 2457

Re: Visiting the cockpit of an aircraft inflight

http://youtu.be/yZorfOWCkOo

Or, if you're in e.g. Europe, ask the right people for a chance to ride the jumpseat:

Take-off
http://youtu.be/N9Q2x_Flii0
Landing
http://youtu.be/g9eCp61IFjo
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Nothing is impossible, you just have to venture outside Europe or the US:

http://youtu.be/yZorfOWCkOo

Or, if you're in e.g. Europe, ask the right people for a chance to ride the jumpseat:

Take-off
http://youtu.be/N9Q2x_Flii0
Landing
http://youtu.be/g9eCp61IFjo

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by B777LRF
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vacation suggestions
Replies: 25
Views: 547

Re: Vacation suggestions

You want to do 3 European metropolis in the span of a week? I've been to London more than 10 times, in Amsterdam even more and about half a dozen times to Paris. I've but scratched the surface in either of those cities, and would suggest a mere couple of days in each would only leave you time to see...

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by B777LRF
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 141
Views: 2351

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

You also make a lot less money and have less opportunity. You can have your 4 day work week. I will take the USA over your model any day. It's ignorant, bordering on offensive, to lob all of Europe into one basket. Regardless, you couldn't be any further from the truth. The biggest driver of opport...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8941

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

Just as a hypothetical what if Boeing wins and Airbus doesn’t? Or what if Boeing wins wirha much bigger number than Airbus? Where does that leave your thoughts? I am genuinely curious. It’s not a great circumstance all around. It's all a political circus. I recall an intermediate ruling a few years...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8941

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

The WTO is an international body where both sides have presented their cases against one another. At some point don’t international trade rules have to be followed? Otherwise why have them? And of course you are right Boeing gets help in other ways. But if the cases go through this process with int...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 4140

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

Also depends highly on the company policy of the carrier. I highly doubt the likes of e.g. Qatar Airways would allow you even to venture outside city limits. The company I used to fly for had no travel restrictions when we were on an extended lay-over, at most we might have stand-by duties in the of...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47315

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

Weather indicates broken/overcast at 2600ft with a chance of CB. The aircraft reached a height of around 6000ft. There's little to no chance of a helicopter flying above 2000ft in those conditions, making the chance of an in-flight collision with such an object at an altitude of around 6000ft extrem...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing
Replies: 78
Views: 8941

Re: Tariffs or sanctions against Airbus imports into the US are possible if Airbus loses at the WTO, says Boeing

Yes, Boeing gets tax breaks and so pays less tax on the income from the planes it rolls out each year. But it has to take all the risk and shoulder the multibillion-dollar cost when it develops a new airplane. Airbus gets upfront government loans amounting to billions of dollars to defray the cost ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest passenger airport during midnight/early morning
Replies: 17
Views: 2968

Re: Busiest passenger airport during midnight/early morning

TLV is very busy for departures (US mainly and far east) between 2200 and 0130 as the first flights in the AM early morning bank start departing at 0500 and with three hour checkin time - pax start arriving for these around 0130-0200 so that place is pretty packed in the wee hours It's all relative...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest passenger airport during midnight/early morning
Replies: 17
Views: 2968

Re: Busiest passenger airport during midnight/early morning

DXB, by a long shot, probably followed by DOH. SE Asian airports BKK, SIN and KUL are also very busy during the night, taking advantage of the lower temperatures.

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by B777LRF
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 8738

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

For the UPS76 KSDF to OMDB flight on 2/3/18 (Act. 12 Hr. 37 Min. Flt Time), with WX/winds aloft, approx. 6,400 NM distance, flight route, and resulting required total fuel loading, it could have had around a 190,000 lb. total payload (max. payload around 292,000 lbs.), and be adequately under the m...

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by B777LRF
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netherlands a bit more modern
Replies: 28
Views: 934

Re: The Netherlands a bit more modern

Having a constitutional counterbalance to the elected chamber is no bad thing. Once you have the elected chamber and President from same party, you have the risk of a dictatorship. Doubtless you will say that can change at the next elections. However five years is long enough to change the rules. Y...

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by B777LRF
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netherlands a bit more modern
Replies: 28
Views: 934

Re: The Netherlands a bit more modern

A republic is better in every way to a monarchy. Have you tried entering Cadet Bone Spurs in that equation? Suffice to say, there are a large number of people who wouldn't agree with that statement, Trump or not. I'm one of them, quite happy living in the worlds oldest (constitutional) monarchy, th...

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by B777LRF
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 8738

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

Can the 747-8F not carry "more" boxes as the 747-8F has more cargo volume the the 777F? I would love to know more, but my understanding was the 747-8F is for routes where the 777F gets "cubed" out (i.e can't fit any more boxes, but it could have taken more weight) Sure, the 747 ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 8738

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

Wow! What a RTW flight! The 747-8F is clearly the champion of boxes and pallets filling nose-to-tail cargo! Your enthusiasm is appreciated, however, the true 'champion' of long-haul box shifting is the 77F. Both FedEx and DHL operate RTW flights, with e.g. DHL operating a CVG-BAH-HKG-CVG rotation, ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed
Replies: 31
Views: 1122

Re: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed

When the first news broke of people scaling the wall, I called up a couple of mates and arranged a spontaneous roadtrip in the middle of the night. We arrived a few hours after the borders had been opened, and bucked the trend walking into the DDR. We stayed a few days in Berlin, soaking up history ...

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by B777LRF
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy
Replies: 144
Views: 4366

Re: Economists agree: Trump, not Obama, gets credit for economy

Looks more like margin calls on day "pattern" traders who live in the basement who are using grandma's Visa card credit line for equity. Probably going to be a drum of Cheesy Poofs and Bologna Sandwiches for a while. :yes: ********* Considering the run up since Trump has been elected ther...

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by B777LRF
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40576

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

What is so difficult to understand that the A321 can either take fuel and passengers, their bags and no cargo because of the space available. Or it can throw out an ACT and it can take passengers, their bags, cargo but not enough fuel to go the distance. With all 3 ACT the A321 is belly space limit...

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by B777LRF
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case
Replies: 24
Views: 848

Re: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case

Point taken, but it would have taken even less time for the OP to point out this was about a regional New Hampshire court. And, just for the record, sounding like an arsehole is something I take as a compliment.

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by B777LRF
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?
Replies: 87
Views: 6961

Re: 777X. Will it fall if the wing folds?

To answer that question correctly, you'll need to consult with the litterature Boeing submitted to the FAA/EASA in order to certify the folding wingtips. That litterature will tell which level of fail redundancy/fail safe mode has been incorporated into the design. My guess is it's a fail safe const...

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by B777LRF
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13017

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

Great. In 10 years you wont be able to fly a drone without 3 years of education, a medical A check, a license, a permit and without submitting 100 pages of documents. It doesnt even matter if this paerticular video is fake, huge regulation is on the way, anyway :/ And, given the general idiocy of y...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Next Trip Around Europe
Replies: 19
Views: 827

Re: My Next Trip Around Europe

Switzerland, Norway and Denmark. Guess you're not on a budget then! Enjoy the trip, my honest advice would be to cut down on the number of destinations, in exchange for more time in each of the places you choose. And if you're planning to get around Europe by train, get an interrail pass: https://ww...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case
Replies: 24
Views: 848

Re: NH Supreme Court hears 'Free The Nipple' case

NH Supreme Court Where? Laconia city Where? Weirs Beach Where? Gilford Where? Canaan Where? My geography is usually pretty good, but this is way too local. As for the whole top-less debate; we had that in the 60s and 70s, decided that a cheast with our without baby feeding apparatus is the same, an...

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by B777LRF
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets
Replies: 54
Views: 8426

Re: Norwegian names possible transatlantic A321LR markets

Midwestindy wrote:
Since when is DC a medium-sized market?


When it comes to trans-atlantic services? Since forever, I guess.

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by B777LRF
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14363

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

[I see little chance UAE or Qatar Nationals fly US airlines out of their home country, so after Bastian's address, I think they will have to work with transfers & codeshares with other Alliance arabic airlines ( Saudia ), Irak & Yemen are now a mess but in the future... But for these & ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 40576

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Need. More. Wing.

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by B777LRF
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar
Replies: 84
Views: 14363

Re: Delta eyes return to Persian Gulf region after US strikes deal with Qatar

I'll believe it when I see the first DL aircraft landing in Doha. At best it would be a tag-on, probably from Dubai. US3 will have to upgrade their service & have arabic speaking FAs. On the first point you're probably right, on the second you're very far off indeed. EK, EY and QR hardly have an...

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas and B747-8
Replies: 12
Views: 4740

Re: Qantas and B747-8

QF, along with BA, stacked the 747-8 up against the A380, and the 747 fell short. That's following an extensive review, including technical, operational and economical parameters, and neither BA nor QF were too shy to share the result of those reviews. The real mystery is why LH, KE and CA bought any.

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: R.I.P. Mr IKEA
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: R.I.P. Mr IKEA

He was also a nazi sympathiser, a notorious tax dodger and exceedingly stingy. Not just privately, but certainly also towards the employees.

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.
Replies: 140
Views: 3732

Re: Kentucky School Shooting Is 11th of Year. It’s Jan. 23.

Strict gun laws don't do anything just ask Chicago. What gun law would stop shootings (Since most are committed with guns purchased legally) Please be specific. The 'Chicago Argument' is BS of the highest order, and can only be explained by those making the argument are also suggesting, there's an ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan to fly to HAM
Replies: 19
Views: 2876

Re: Hainan to fly to HAM

HNA Group is presently in a spot of bother, financially, having previously engaged in an aggressive expansion exercise costing a lot of money. Recently their HK Express brand has been barred from expansion and adding aircraft to their fleet by the CAAC. Furthermore, Hainan (or one of the other HNA G...

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by B777LRF
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians
Replies: 107
Views: 16764

Re: Boeing laid off too many engineers and technicians

That's what you get when management is concentrating on living from one quarterly to the next.

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-Revenue on Concorde?
Replies: 9
Views: 1721

Re: Non-Revenue on Concorde?

I once bought an ID90 LHR-JFK-LHR, where one leg was in C on a 747 and the other on Concorde. Dress code was the same; nice trousers, jacket, tie and shoes. Was lucky to fly on G-BOAC, and had the distinct pleasure of arriving in JFK sooner (local time) than we had departed LHR (local time). These t...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very deep gear-up Go-Around of Aero Sur (5L) 743
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Very deep gear-up Go-Around of Aero Sur (5L) 743

Not a go-around, rather a display flight doing a low-level pass down the runway. As for the dangerous bit, I'm not in a position to judge that as I never flew the 747. Since nothing crashed and nobody died, I trust the captain knew his ship and what it's capable of.

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by B777LRF
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight
Replies: 70
Views: 17107

Re: Norwegian 787 sets record for quickest subsonic transatlantic flight

As usual with news and journalism today, the standards are plain simply piss poor. It's record for a sub-sonic aircraft flying between New York and London . It's not a record for an Atlantic crossing, nor is it a record for New York - London. The former is held by Air Canada operating St. John's - H...

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by B777LRF
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiers for clothing brands - High-end, mid-range, or low-end
Replies: 31
Views: 1509

Re: Tiers for clothing brands - High-end, mid-range, or low-end

Ultra High-end: Must be made in Italy or France
High-end: Must be made in Europe
Everything else: Usually made in either Turkey, Thailand, Bangladesh or China

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by B777LRF
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT A300 low pass with gear down
Replies: 20
Views: 4339

Re: IT A300 low pass with gear down

Having the gear down stops Betty shouting 'too low gear' at you. The rest looks pretty slick to me, from a time gone when namby-pampy wasn't invented.

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by B777LRF
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 3722

Re: Nearby City Pairs With No Flights

BRU-AMS and BRU-CDG. Both replaced by Thalys HSR. CPH-MMA/MMX. Serviced by a Twotter (MMA) and later on various helicopter types (MMX). Replaced by the Oresound Bridge & Tunnel http://i64.tinypic.com/w8585e.jpg CPH-ODE. Maersk operated a Fokker for many years, usurped by the Great Belt Bridge ht...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?
Replies: 31
Views: 5686

Re: Longest A321ceo/A320neo route OVB-BKK?

Thomas Cook Airlines do BJL - MAN with the 321. There's also Finnair 321's doing HEL - LPA/TFS. Long, but not quiet long enough; MAN-BJL is 'only' 2494NM whereas HEL-LPA/TFS are 2538 and 2563NM respectively. If WOW occasionally operates the KEF-TLV with a -ceo, then it will be the longest listed so...

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flying with a missing panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 4419

Re: G4 flying with a missing panel?

CitrusCritter wrote:
Media reporter on board


Oh sweet god, please, no. Just. no.

Of the things you can do without having 'on board' an aircraft, a 'media reporter' (=anyone armed with a Twitter?) is not far off 'a bomb', 'a class of overhyped highschool kids' or 'an ebola outbreak'.

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by B777LRF
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Attendent with a Criminal Record
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: Flight Attendent with a Criminal Record

I've no idea what a flaying attendant is, but if you're not seeking employment in the US don't worry about any criminal record you may have in that jurisdiction. Your prospective employer will ask for your criminal record from your country of residence, not every single country in the world where yo...

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by B777LRF
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?
Replies: 13
Views: 2707

Re: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?

Stretch your arms in front of you, notice the angle of your hands in the natural position. That angle is the exact same as the handle bars, which mean you don't have to twist your wrists to grab hold of them, as you do on conventional designs. That's the ergonomics side of the design.

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