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by iRISH251
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 6588

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

As the last 747 Classics ever delivered, the VC-25's were built with the same GE CF6-80 jet engines installed in the early 747-400's. The VC-25's might have been heavy for 742's, but they were lighter than 744's. I am aware of that but it makes no difference at all as the limitation is the ability ...

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by iRISH251
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 193
Views: 17742

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/ ... /VHHH/EIDW
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Skyblue39 wrote:
And.....it’s off. CX301 (B-LRI, A350) has just left HKG for DUB.


https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/ ... /VHHH/EIDW

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by iRISH251
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20191

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

I've read elsewhere that an incorrect shade of one of the colours (I don't know which) was used on the A330. It would be hard to discern a difference from the photos.

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by iRISH251
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1591

Re: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?

It might help if the OP offered his/her own views rather than just posting a link.

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by iRISH251
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2528

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

IADCA wrote:
Gr8Circle wrote:
SQ, KU, Cargolux?


KU used to operate a number of segments not touching KWI as recently as last fall, but I believe all are now dropped - so that one should be right.


KU operates KWI-SNN-JFK daily, though SNN is a tech-stop only.

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by iRISH251
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?
Replies: 30
Views: 3362

Re: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?

I recall flying on the last EI 707 on its last day in service in 1985 and the captain noted that it was a 100%-thrust take-off (DUB-NOC), which I inferred to mean that full power would not normally be used, on short sectors at any rate. This was of course a turbofan rather than turbojet aircraft.

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by iRISH251
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26871

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I cant see Ryanair paying business class to fly its pilots to Seattle?! Either way its only 2 seats per week max. Last week they took delivery of multiple aircraft so several crews were involved. I assume the airline has technical staff based at Seattle also, as I think large customers of Boeing te...

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by iRISH251
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ICAO English language proficiency
Replies: 13
Views: 1780

Re: ICAO English language proficiency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=max5aROuhlI


I assume you are including the controller also.
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zrh177 wrote:
I wonder what proficiency these guys had

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=max5aROuhlI


I assume you are including the controller also.

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by iRISH251
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Hawk crash
Replies: 8
Views: 1896

Re: RAF Hawk crash

As a training aircraft, the Hawk T.1 allows command ejection from the rear seat only (as that is the normal instructor position). Therefore when the aircraft is flown from the front seat the aircraft commander cannot command the ejection of the other occupant.

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by iRISH251
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26871

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Interesting flight on the boards today http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/56D79778-FBA8-4660-9F8D-F60E313EAAD3_zpshzbp8el1.jpg The odd biz jet flight often shows on the arrivals boards. I must the only one with no interest in the new EI uniform, has 0 bearing on how I enjoy a ...

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by iRISH251
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26871

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Embraer utilisation while LCY is closed/ operating lower frequency at the weekend. Just seemed like a very low frequency to enter a fairly busy route but I guess they might as well use the Embraers for something at the weekend! Is this not really the selling of seats on what would otherwise be a po...

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by iRISH251
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 23962

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Hi all, pretty new here! Quick question regarding the construction work for the new runway. I saw that: 'Two new airfield viewing areas were also constructed in addition to the erection of more than 14km of fencing.' Source: http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/02/20/delivering-dublin-airports-north...

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by iRISH251
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US registered freighters in Europe query?
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: US registered freighters in Europe query?

Curious...is the fact that they’re all-cargo why they’re allowed cabotage rights within the EU? (A few 737s are Belgian-registered after the TNT merger.) Noting too curious about it. Even US pax airlines are allowed intra-EU rights. (remember Pan Am, TWA, United, Delta) which maintained Europe base...

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by iRISH251
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 27R spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: LHR 27R spotting

There are quite a lot of lamp standards that can complicate photography a bit, the nearer to the runway you go. The spot mentioned by airkas1 is not a bad compromise. The road is fairly busy with traffic too so you need to stay safe and stand back from the kerb!

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by iRISH251
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Named Runways
Replies: 27
Views: 2063

Re: Named Runways

Frankfurt's unidirectional and departures-only runway 18 was, in its development period, known as "Startbahn West"; I don't know if this name is still much used.

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by iRISH251
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Help identifying this aircraft (?), where?
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: Help identifying this aircraft (?), where?

F-86 Sabre, I would say.

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by iRISH251
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23608

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

IIRC only SNN offer service in Ireland on Christmas Day - a hold over from the days of transatlantic diversions due to engine problems. You probably would have to wade through NOTAMS to confirm this, it is not something highlighted on the airport websites, though it is often mentioned by broadcast ...

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by iRISH251
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 8554

Re: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft

When Malév had been liquidated one could watch all their 737s flying back to the US one behind another on FR24. That chain of birds crossed the pond in the afternoon/early evening of the very same day piloted by Malév crews. Quite a nasty job, I think - just as if they had been forced to dig their ...

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by iRISH251
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23608

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Check out @shaw_geoff’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/shaw_geoff/status/939954672378548224?s=09 Sorry was trying to paste the image in from my phone, rather unsuccessfully, so here's a link to a pic of the 747 in BFS, think Obamas air force one was the last heavy in Belfast, must have taken up the maj...

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by iRISH251
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 23608

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

OA260 wrote:
BA 744 parked at DUB
Yesterday's BA178 JFK-LHR,. A BOS-LHR flight went to BFS last night also.

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by iRISH251
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28366

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

More less 23.00-05.00 with the odd weekend changes during the winter. They generally try have it back after 04.00 for EI/ET flights but it really just depends on the progress made overnight. 28 in use at 3.30 this morning and no sign that there's been any overnight work. I honestly cannot remember ...

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by iRISH251
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing change 737 tail after the 737-200?
Replies: 11
Views: 3656

Re: Why did Boeing change 737 tail after the 737-200?

From memory, the early 737s had a cable extending from the tail to the front of the fuselage. Why was that there, why did it go away, and when? I think that was a HF radio antenna, which would only have been used by some operators. I assume that integral antennae have superseded these in later vari...

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by iRISH251
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 28366

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

Hainan has only applied for the rights for those flights so far, AFAIK. https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/918900561507794944?lang=en Following on from the reference to the closure of Monarch, SNN has also already seen a good number of former Air Berlin aircraft arriving for storage and, no dou...

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by iRISH251
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trident 3 with skinned over windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 1878

Re: Trident 3 with skinned over windows?

The very aft port cabin window is also covered over in the 1981 image. Note also the two smaller cabin windows, third and fifth from the rear in the same photo.

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by iRISH251
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7581

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

The "Lockheed C-17" is a new one on me. Lockheed did produce the C-141 Starlifter, though.

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by iRISH251
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie
Replies: 31
Views: 10342

Re: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie

Looks like a letter written with view to publication - it's full of cheap shots in various directions and the usual chest-thumping stuff about Ryanair itself. The reference to Monarch, whose closure is a cause of genuine regret to many in the UK, is yet again something of a misjudgement IMHO.

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by iRISH251
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26173

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Airport explains increase in noise over Santry THE Dublin Airport Authority (daa) has said it’s doing its best to minimise aircraft noise at night over the Santry area. Locals have complained of an increase in night flights in recent months, and the daa says it’s because some aircraft have to be di...

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by iRISH251
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26173

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Does anyone know why Norwegian seems to currently be the only operator that parks its aircraft in front of the cargo terminal at DUB? They have a 737-Max sitting there most days. They also had a 737 parked over on the old runway yesterday. Long layovers between their transatlantic services. Aer Lin...

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by iRISH251
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22054

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Skyblue39 wrote:
Japan Airlines flight JL8823 a 772 due into Dublin from Tokyo shortly, at 3pm


Here it is on departure:
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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21045

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

aerdingus wrote:
My uncle who works at DUB has told me an EK A380 will be in next Thurs at 5pm


I've read on an Irish aviation forum that this is not going to happen.

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by iRISH251
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21045

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

For anyone interested in such matters, at the Bray Air Show next weekend a DC-3 in period Aer Lingus colours is due to appear. It is South African-registered and has been in SNN for the past few weeks for the paint job to be applied.

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by iRISH251
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Where? (C-54s-- says 1942)
Replies: 6
Views: 1142

Re: Where? (C-54s-- says 1942)

Note the national insignia with red centre, which was dropped fairly soon after the USA's entry into the war, I think. This would tend to support the 1942 date.

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by iRISH251
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MAC flights and the C-9's
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: MAC flights and the C-9's

A small number were used for VIP purposes and in effect these have been replaced by C-32s or C-37s.

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by iRISH251
Mon May 22, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR Paint Shop
Replies: 28
Views: 6409

Re: BA LHR Paint Shop

As mentioned, BA chose to close TBK. IAG already use DUB, FCO and MAD for repainting so I guess it wasn't cost effective to have several different paint hangars. On the subject of repainting, BA will repaint a further 24 aircraft into Union Flag with Crest/White this year (1 A318, 8 A319s, 2 A320s ...

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by iRISH251
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen
Replies: 114
Views: 15802

Re: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen

Noise complaints soar over Dublin airport The number of noise complaints about aircraft using Dublin airport has almost trebled this year. A total of 146 have been logged in the first three months of the year, compared to 56 in the first quarter of 2015. One person lodged 13 last month, while anoth...

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by iRISH251
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Heading Off To Amsterdam: KLM Cityhopper Business Class on the E175 DUB-AMS
Replies: 4
Views: 3898

Re: Heading Off To Amsterdam: KLM Cityhopper Business Class on the E175 DUB-AMS

Flights from Ireland almost always land on runway 18R, wind permitting and this involves a long taxi, regardless of airline. Unless KL at some point upgrade the service to mainline 737 equipment, bussing to and from stand at AMS seems likely to remain. By the way, on Sundays the lunchtime arrival in...

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by iRISH251
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London City: City Jet to Dublin
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: London City: City Jet to Dublin

You will probably experience a run-up of the engines against the brakes before take-off, given the runway length at LCY.

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by iRISH251
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747F at FL450?!
Replies: 28
Views: 6912

Re: B747F at FL450?!

We have had threads here before on this general subject. I witnessed an AF B744 many years ago climb to FL450 on a ferry flight DUB-CDG, so it does happen occasionally. In recent times I have observed several Star Air B762Fs at FL430 when on ferry flights to or from SNN for maintenance.

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by iRISH251
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bae / Avro RJ NEO?
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Re: Bae / Avro RJ NEO?

Actually there is a NEO version of the 146 Its not built in England, and I am sure that most western airlines won't buy it, but i hear that Koryo Air and Cubana got a couple of models in their fleets. Its the Antonov AN-148, out of Russia. I think you will find that Antonov is a Ukrainian company.

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by iRISH251
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bae / Avro RJ NEO?
Replies: 16
Views: 1564

Re: Bae / Avro RJ NEO?

Nepal for example has many airfields in mountainous terrain where you have a dozen flights all with ATR72 eqpt because thats the largest plane that can operate from there. Perhaps an RJ70/RJ100 might be able to open more connections farther out into India/China. Peru and some countries in South Ame...

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by iRISH251
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/17
Replies: 153
Views: 18677

Re: Irish 3/17

Several homeowners near the airport say their lives have been ruined by the proposed 3km North Runway, which Dublin Airport hopes will be up and running by 2020. One of those residents, Adrian Kavanagh, lives just 500 metres from the new runway and claims he has never been properly notified by the ...

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by iRISH251
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why was the 737 designed that way?
Replies: 34
Views: 5051

Re: Why was the 737 designed that way?

Remember, the 737 wasn't a sales success until the -300 version. The -9 was queen for short haul in the late '60s into the '70s Almost 1,600 737-200s were built, versus 976 DC-9s (pre-MD-80 etc.) Of course the DC-9 preceded the 737 into production by a few years, so several US carriers had already ...

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by iRISH251
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 5047

Re: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows

SAS has some 737NGs without winglets. If planespotters.net are correct all (22) of their -600s, 11 of their -700 and 14 of their -800s lack winglets. It is my impression SAS is using these on short "bread and butter" routes such as ARN-OSL, OSL-BGO etc. Flights ~1 hr or less. I think wing...

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by iRISH251
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Fleet Management
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: Ryanair - Fleet Management

At any given time an aircraft has a "base" and this may be its base for a period, but there is constant change across the bases as aircraft are rotated for maintenance and other purposes.

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by iRISH251
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11576

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

---- Close call as Aer Lingus and Ryanair planes alerted over 'close proximity' to each other in Dublin airspace Two Irish planes had a close call last week when they came into close proximity of each other over Dublin. On Monday, February 6 an Aer Lingus and Ryanair plane were 700 feet apart verti...

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by iRISH251
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 38411

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

PPRUNE. Incidentally, on another issue, it was mentioned that when the initial works for the new runway are being put in place, among the work planned is new spectator facilities; we won't be forgotten about. (Hopefully, they will know that these will need to be south of the field and face north!) ...

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by iRISH251
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23451

Re: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!

I still don't see DUB opening on Xmas Day within next 5 years at least however I am of the view the ET fuel stops should of been allowed to operate this year (went to SNN). There was a single ET transit flight on Christmas Day (ET500 ADD-SNN-IAD). Dublin would have had to provide ATC, fire and tech...

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by iRISH251
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which carriers do not fly on Christmas day?
Replies: 41
Views: 7755

Re: Which carriers do not fly on Christmas day?

peterj324 wrote:
From the looks of it, the only flights out of DUB as a whole are 1 Cityjet and 1 BA flight to LCY tonight. Thats it according to FR24.


That's not correct. First passenger arrival is EI104 at 0500 on the 26th and the first departure is AF1017 to Paris at 0600.

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by iRISH251
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23451

Re: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/48073612@N04/10629560676/in/photostream/ I was looking for pictures of a Shorts 360 and in the background of the picture there is a QF747-300 in DUB, poster underneath said it came in from MAN. My question is was this a regular flight? Aer Lingus had a maintenance contr...

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by iRISH251
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Loudest Military Aircraft?
Replies: 105
Views: 34301

Re: Loudest Military Aircraft?

agill wrote:
The loudest I have experienced is the Vulcan on full afterburner. That thing was silly loud. The nicest noice is still the JA37 Viggen. Ahhh the memories...


The Vulcan's engines did not have afterburners.

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