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by PanHAM
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3191

Re: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines

LH Group has the better chances. They should get some staff who worked for the old LTU / Ar Berlin and with DUS s the main base they can build on an decades old Operation with a proven market base and litttle direct competition. The Backbone will be Carribbean and Far Eastern Holiday routes whereas...

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by PanHAM
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3191

Re: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines

LH Group has the better chances. They should get some staff who worked for the old LTU / Ar Berlin and with DUS s the main base they can build on an decades old Operation with a proven market base and litttle direct competition. The Backbone will be Carribbean and Far Eastern Holiday routes whereas ...

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by PanHAM
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bell 412EP leaked 322 litres of fuel inside Cargolux 747-8F flying IAH-PIK
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: Bell 412EP leaked 322 litres of fuel inside Cargolux 747-8F flying IAH-PIK

Motor vehicles carried as freight have to be drained as well as the batteries have to be cut-off. The procedures are written in the DG Regulations and have to be followed. The shipper is responsible, as well as the freight forwarder who has to deliver the freigh ready for carriage. The Airlines has ...

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by PanHAM
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base
Replies: 18
Views: 2857

Re: Adria announces opening of Paderborn base

One thinks that they have done they have done their home work. PAD is in the eastern part of Northrine-Westphalia which has a lot of industry. The freason for the first line Service to MUC was Nixdorf Computers whiich I believe is Siemens today. Other cities in the area are Guetersloh and Bielefeld ...

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 6859

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

Well, you can ship domestic on FX and UPS CtoC or BtoC or even CtoB from 1 lbs upwards. Try that with UP or BNSF, a car load would be the Minimum and a block Trains is preferred. Check the Webcams you'll see FedeX air and ground, UPS and a lot of plain Trailers or Containers. Some of them may contai...

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5905

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

The law may be dumb as hell but it does not make a difference between ULCC and Premium carruer. If a carrier signs a contract that carrier is obliged to fulfill that contract. That means carriage from A to B must be completed by air in due time and not by bus. Mechanical faults can happen, even with...

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 6859

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

not when you read the post carefully and consider the word "internationally"

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 6859

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

To whom it may concern: Alaska is not part of the lower 48 US carriers do not have cargo subsidiaries. they have cargo departments LX does not (yet) operate A359s GEC is the call sign for LH Cargo which is a separate corporation in the LH Group. They operate 17 main deck freighters and sell the bell...

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5905

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

Ryanair as usual left the passengers alone, they eve had to pay the Hospital bill out of their pockets- Some got an offer to go by chartered bus to Zadar. That is the real scandal.

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by PanHAM
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why don’t US passenger airlines have cargo subsidiaries?
Replies: 52
Views: 6859

Re: Why don’t US passenger airlines have CARGO subsidiaries?

well, the US Majors carry freight in the bellies, some even do that on domestc flights, especially for Food perishables. In the early days all of them, PA, TW AA AA had 707 , 747 or DC8 freighters in their fleets. When FX started in the early 70s that was the end of that. With the massive operations...

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by PanHAM
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5905

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

They landed at Hahn Airport, in the boonies nowhere near Frankfurt. Accommodating 189 passengers in Hotels requires some knowledge of the local handlig Agent, 3 or 4 busses for a 45 to 60 Minute journes to Mainz Hotels between Trier and Koblenz. No Need to sleep on concrete flors, but then, the pass...

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by PanHAM
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 327
Views: 7664

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

To give you a vague idea, the USA presently spends about 7oo Billlion $. Trumos 4% is wrong, as usual. it is about 3,5% of the GNP, so 1,2% would be roughly 230 Billion.. In Germany, the USA has about 35000 soldiers and staff. They are spread over 3 main Locations, the Army European HQ in Wiesbaden ...

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by PanHAM
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 327
Views: 7664

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

Ursula von der Leyen is still the defese Minister. 2% is a target and the Minister has to get the total spending approved from the Parliament. An increase of 4 Billion €, which is about 10% of the current Budget, is already a success. The full 2% could not effectively spent . I am not checking the f...

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by PanHAM
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 327
Views: 7664

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

There is no bill and no promise to pay. At the 2006 NATO summit in Latvia you agreed to spend 2% of your GDP on defense spending. You are spending 1.2%. Join Greece, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Romania, and Poland. Pay your bills. I did not agree to anything and in 2006 we had another government t...

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by PanHAM
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 327
Views: 7664

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

There is no bill and no promise to pay. What he calls a "bill" is the federal Budget and the sovereignty on that has the German parliament, not Mr. Trump. The Military Budget is raised by 4 Billion € BTW. And bully Boy has already switched to be " Mr. Nice Giuy" again. Looks like...

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by PanHAM
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 327
Views: 7664

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

well, he is doing it right now. "Pay" 2% or we do our own Thing" is is Motto. He does not know or ignores the fact that Germany is the second largest net contributor to NATO. But what we spend for stationing our troops in Africa, in Afghanistan or Kosovo does not go to NATO but is cov...

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by PanHAM
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposal: Flying Trains
Replies: 36
Views: 4341

Re: Proposal: Flying Trains

That's about as practical as taking your house to work and back every day. Besides that this craft would have too Major flaws: Too light to be a train and too heavy t be an aircraft. More on the real side, the Basic idea behind it is called intermodal, works for people and cargo as well and is used ...

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by PanHAM
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?
Replies: 58
Views: 8167

Re: When will Cubana finally start flying to the United States?

well, fact is, guyanam is right on all Counts. The air traffic to and from Cuba is mainly generated by VFR traffic from the US and Canadian/European Holidaymakers. Cubana cannot participate in both because they lack the approval of FAA ad their European Counterpart. Still, the Cubans make Money on b...

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cargo
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Air Canada cargo

They had dedicated cargo aircraft, mainly DC8s, I routed a lot of cargo on AC to Canada in the 70s

But you can find he answers on your question in the net

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55440

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

seahawk wrote:
Then British products will fill the shelves.


That is about as smart as Marie Antoinette replying "then why don't they eat cake"

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55440

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

It is about time to pull the emergency brake, before Millions of voters will find out the hard way what they have actually voted for. The UK is by far too deep connected in the single market, the Country cannot just Switch off the System from one day to the next without creating the biggest chaos Eu...

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to Stavanger
Replies: 20
Views: 3080

Re: Northwest to Stavanger

I could look up my flights list although I used NW several times from FRA and that Gateway was BOS indeed, a/c type D10. Famous for German beer fresh from a keg in C class The other US carrier that servied BOS to Europe in These days was BN with the 747. I flew BN several times from FRA to DFW and B...

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit EU position Phase 2
Replies: 2443
Views: 55440

Re: Brexit EU position Phase 2

The end of Brexit, welcome back mates.

It will save the UK from a lot of troubles.

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by PanHAM
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest to Stavanger
Replies: 20
Views: 3080

Re: Northwest to Stavanger

Rather to and from MSP. NW served OSL and CPH amd some of These fiights included HAM as well. I remember vaguely that NW had overnight stops at HAM which went outnound via one pof the Scandinavia cities. Aircraft was 747-100

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by PanHAM
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal
Replies: 77
Views: 2132

Re: Compelled employee fees to Public Unions found illegal

Unions should be able to negotiate a closed shop with management, however. I realize this is a public union topic, but be careful to transfer this logic to the private sector. There are distinct differences although in neither case should it ever be a matter of the law enforcing a union shop across...

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by PanHAM
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump tries to grant himself a Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act
Replies: 51
Views: 1221

Re: President Trump tries to grant himself a Fair and Reciprocal Tariff Act

The new US Ambassadr to Germany recently invited the CEOs of VW Daimler and BMW to talk about Tariffs. All of them politely showed up but if the Ambassador was serious, what was the Intention. Neither the Ambassador nor the CEO can decide anything about tariffs, The US Trade Ministry and the EU Trad...

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by PanHAM
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 7654

Re: Cubana de Aviacion to add two jets in 2018

USFLyer, Good Morning:: “...way around US sanctions” it is not problem. Cubana may use leased planes a-la-AOM, for instance and nobody will inpound french propierty. As I understand, what Cubana is looking for is RECIPROCITY. : cuban planes flying to US as US’s planes flight to Cuba. Rgds Sounds al...

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by PanHAM
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somber future for Cubana?
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: Somber future for Cubana?

Rzssia and East Germany and the rest of the communist countries had a guided economy. There was no private Enterprise and in East Germany it was so that Interflug was the umbrella for all "civil" aviation . The director General had a uniform, and a Military grade. At the end of the day the...

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by PanHAM
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somber future for Cubana?
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: Somber future for Cubana?

it was so in Russia and it was so in East Germany that everything in Aviation was controlled under one umbrella, which was Aeroflot in Russia and Interflug i East Germany. If ECASA and Cubana are separate, they have at least one thng in common and that is their owner, the Cuban State. That is so in ...

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by PanHAM
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5489

Re: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

That's correct. Destinations in Europe have been CPH HAM DUS FRA AMS LHR CDG and that listing is not complete. The Transit Lounge for the stop over was relatively small and crowded. They had a huge Polar Bear and the duty free shop sold frozen salmon Alaska king crab legs etc. at good prices. Oh swe...

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by PanHAM
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Somber future for Cubana?
Replies: 8
Views: 1880

Re: Somber future for Cubana?

As a state run Airline without the need of beeing profitable they simply will be what they allways where, a bottomless pit.

But since they likely run the Airports, ARC and get the monies for the overflight rights as well, they have a $$$/€€€ income. Who Needs operating airliners then?

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by PanHAM
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Baby Trump will float above London!
Replies: 114
Views: 3330

Re: Baby Trump will float above London!

I had a good laugh already yesterday and I hope that UK ATC will find a way to make this happen.

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by PanHAM
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH to add astronaut food
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: LH to add astronaut food

Read the text, it is a Marketing gag to supply biz class passengers one of the meals LSG has create for Alexander Gerst who is on the ISS for the next couple of months. Kaes Spaetzle with Bacon is his favorite I guess.

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by PanHAM
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walmart under fire over "impeach 45" shirts
Replies: 51
Views: 2011

Re: Walmart under fire over "impeach 45" shirts

They should tax Waömart. Make them pay taxes they never have seen before- :-) That line seems familiar somehow, did we not hear that empty threat about sending jobs overseas. Funny about that, when so many of his purchases are from overseas. Make America Great again, yes sir!!! :butthead: Trump is ...

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by PanHAM
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26475

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Mr Hogan did what the owners wanted him to do and he did a good Job on that.. I am sure that he has a letter of exonneration from the owners of EY and a clean discharge with enough pay to live a good life.

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by PanHAM
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26475

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

and that is not all, the Administrators of the Air Berlin companies raised enough Money to be able to sue Etihad and the Abu Dhabi government for 3 billlion €. For their role in the bankcruptcy

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by PanHAM
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit
Replies: 327
Views: 7664

Re: Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

NATO was and still is the guarantee for freedom in Europe. Never have been there 70 consecutive years of freedpom. . Trump, who obviously does not understand anything in his apprentice years as POTUS, micht Change that and he would not even know what he has done. Probably blames Mexico an definately...

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by PanHAM
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walmart under fire over "impeach 45" shirts
Replies: 51
Views: 2011

Re: Walmart under fire over "impeach 45" shirts

They should tax Waömart. Make them pay taxes they never have seen before-
:-)

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by PanHAM
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walmart Cargo Network
Replies: 27
Views: 3963

Re: Walmart Cargo Network

Bananas are shipped in reefer Containers These days.and the logistics of comapnies like Walmart is a very complex undertaking. It is mainly based on sirface Transport from the Far East, using Intermodal truck(ship/rail or truck. Seldom and in view of the masses shipped surface, the use of air frieig...

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by PanHAM
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can VIE sustain such a forecasted growth in EU short-haul low cost?
Replies: 12
Views: 1278

Re: Can VIE sustain such a forecasted growth in EU short-haul low cost?

The question should be: can VIE SUPPORTsuch growth and can the additional capacity be sold?

I doubt that. Some will reduce their flights and some will cease operations or become targets for mergers and qkquisitions

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by PanHAM
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 10105

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

They hoped to return in the "Siegerflieger", now trhe "Loser Cruiser" has landed at FRA

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by PanHAM
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 323
Views: 10105

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

Dear friends from England, look at it this way, this time you cannot lose the Penalty Shooting against Germany.. Good luck

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by PanHAM
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?
Replies: 40
Views: 3796

Re: Will Boeing Follow Harley's Lead?

H-D has a product problem, they also have high labor costs. Also, for our European friends, isn't the VAT tax a disincentive for American/foreign companies unto itself? No, not at all. The VAT is a final consumer tax. VAT is raised on entry of goods into the singöe EU market. Assuming an importer b...

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by PanHAM
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!
Replies: 19
Views: 4352

Re: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!

Of course you can squeeze 40 DC3 ops into TXL- What sense of history do you guys have?. Taking up These arguments there would be no commemoration of anything. If These flights cannot land at TXL they should scrap the idea in first place. SXF is definately the wrong place. If TXL cannot happen they s...

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by PanHAM
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!
Replies: 19
Views: 4352

Re: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!

Think about it, the air bridge was set up to keep the free part of Berlin free. A commemorate fly -in seventyone years later can only take place at the last remaining Airport that was part in this logistic master piece. That is TXL. Making SXF a destination for the fly.in would be a Treppenwitz (a b...

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by PanHAM
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!
Replies: 19
Views: 4352

Re: Wanna see 40 DC-3s? Come to Berlin in 2019!

Great Idea. I hope as much as possible can be realized.. Col. Halvorsen, who is 97 years old, usually comes to Germany every year but is missed due to illness this year. It would be great to see him back next year. As to the aircraft, a C46 Curtiss Commando, a DC4 and a Lancaster would be a great Ad...

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by PanHAM
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 13910

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Just to add to the ranking Interflug had in the DDR (former East Germany), it was part of the Military, not just an Airline, it was the department for all flying activities, from agriculture to running an international Airline. IF was in Charge of the Airports as well, except for the Military Airpor...

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by PanHAM
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's
Replies: 75
Views: 6845

Re: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's

I flew on a CO DC110 from SYD to HNL in the 80s , Business class which was far from what C is today.

But what I never forget was a very frendly Lady from Immigration who welcomed me as the first "customer" on that day, early in the morning.

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by PanHAM
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9140

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

American and all other Airlines refusing to carry minors who have been separated from their parents have every right to act like that. Even a court order would be against basic human rights I'm reminded a few weeks back of the incident where the gate agent was demanding ID for a toddler because the...

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by PanHAM
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants
Replies: 79
Views: 9140

Re: AA - no to ICE to transporting detained child migrants

American and all other Airlines refusing to carry minors who have been separated from their parents have every right to act like that. Even a court order would be against basic human rights

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