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by TheSonntag
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In tough video statement: Enders warns of UK pullout
Replies: 92
Views: 5256

Re: In tough video statement: Enders warns of UK pullout

Unfortunately, this lose-lose Situation is getting more and more likely. j

I really really don't get why UK believes Brexit is a good thing.

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by TheSonntag
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 132
Views: 29685

Re: Small plane disappears over chanel

Sounds like icing but we will probably never know.

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by TheSonntag
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52
Replies: 26
Views: 8308

Re: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52

Actually some JU-52 (not this one, though) did take part in the bombing of Warsaw. So it saw limited bombing use. It did not take part in the bombing raids of London. Would also have been much too slow. Apart from that, the Ju-52 did mostly fly Transport missions. However, while used a lot in WW2, i...

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by TheSonntag
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52
Replies: 26
Views: 8308

Re: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52

Is this because of the crash last summer? It does not seem so. In fact the crash itself had no impact on the LH JU52 operations (Ju-AIR was grounded for safety inspections of some corroded parts which were discovered at the crashed plane and which could not be detected during normal inspections. Th...

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by TheSonntag
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52
Replies: 26
Views: 8308

Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52

http://www.airliners.de/lufthansa-unter ... u-52/48523

Apparently, LH has cut the Support for the JU52 flying for Lufthansa Berlin Stiftung. Therefore, the JU52 does no longer fly passengers with immediate effect.

A step that speaks for itself.
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http://www.airliners.de/lufthansa-unter ... u-52/48523

Apparently, LH has cut the Support for the JU52 flying for Lufthansa Berlin Stiftung. Therefore, the JU52 does no longer fly passengers with immediate effect.

A step that speaks for itself.

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by TheSonntag
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germany bans Mahan Air from all flights
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

Germany bans Mahan Air from all flights

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/iran-mahan-air-bundesregierung-verbietet-fluege-a-1249037.html For safety and political reasons, Germany banned Mahan Air. Mahan Air is suspected to Support Iran in Military flights to Syria and has apparently transported iranian secret Service People to ...

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by TheSonntag
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 75
Views: 18142

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

"Yeah the reports on that seem conflicting and I honestly don't understand why anyone but Iran would still be flying a 707." It was a Military plane. Actually, when looking at the USAF and NATO, there are still many KC-135s and AWACS around which in principle have a lot in common with the ...

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by TheSonntag
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 7554

Re: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018

I wonder whether they let D-Aipa turn 30 or not and if they scrap it. While it is already msn 69 it belongs in a museum.

At any way an A320 lasting 30 years doing short haul should clearly debunk any myth regarding the longetivity of the A320.

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by TheSonntag
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit: ‘IB wouldn’t be able to fly in Spain in case of no deal’
Replies: 145
Views: 21528

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

I wonder where the sense for reality the British had for so many centuries has gone.

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by TheSonntag
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No retirements of LH A320s in 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 7554

No retirements of LH A320s in 2018

According to the usually well informed site "Lufthansa Taufnamen" http://www.lh-taufnamen.de , the retirement of some A320s of Lufthansa will only start in 2019. Until recently, the site said that the retirement of some of the oldest A320 was to start in 2018. While LH is still taking deli...

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by TheSonntag
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe
Replies: 53
Views: 6698

Re: Iberia set to grow another 6% next year, mostly in Europe

One of the Major regions for growth will probably be the Transport of government officials, including chancellors ;).

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by TheSonntag
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rewinged a320 family
Replies: 95
Views: 14916

Re: Rewinged a320 family

I believe the next Design will be clean sheet. I believe savings will not only be gained by more efficient engines, wing design and composite Materials, but very likely also on other fields: 1. Modern integreated digital maintenance architecture with less checks and iot based maintenance procedures....

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by TheSonntag
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years
Replies: 52
Views: 7121

3rd runway for MUC suspended by 5 years

https://www.merkur.de/lokales/freising/freising-ort28692/koalitionsvereinbarung-3-startbahn-auf-eis-gelegt-freising-10471867.html The government of Bavaria will be a coalition Between CSU and Freie Wähler (= the same with different guys). The coalition agreement states that all plans for the 3rd run...

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by TheSonntag
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type
Replies: 30
Views: 3470

Re: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type

Thank you for the replies. Interesting to know. So basically a 1980 built Simulator might still use the 1980 gauges but no longer 1980 computers... so its an evolving system. Quite typical for the IT branch.

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by TheSonntag
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type
Replies: 30
Views: 3470

Re: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type

Not trying to highjack the Thread but how are the graphics in an 1980 742 sim? I would believe its much worse than in a modern sim?

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by TheSonntag
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Ultralight airplanes with German PPL-A
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: Flying Ultralight airplanes with German PPL-A

Thank you for the kind reply. Since I have a family my primary consideration would be flying C172 and Piper Archer since those are owned by the club and have sufficient capacity to take my family with me. EDLH is Hamm. Close to Dortmund and Münster, in case you know - one hour from Cologne. I live i...

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by TheSonntag
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Ultralight airplanes with German PPL-A
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Flying Ultralight airplanes with German PPL-A

Hello everybody, I am 36 years and are now seriously considering to become a private Pilot with a german PPL-A, taking the course in EDLH in Germany. It was a dream I already had for many years, and finally with my current Job I believe that I can make it happen. I have no intentions for any career ...

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by TheSonntag
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 293
Views: 44362

Re: HiFly A380 after a successful Summer

This proves the A380 has finally won against the 787 :duck:

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by TheSonntag
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 147
Views: 36290

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Would 20 tourists be allowed on a 75 year old vintage aircraft in the UK? I think not. Allowed to fly through a mountain range? Probably not. Accident avoidable. Probably. You can avoid accidents by staying home all day. Ok, maybe you die when you are cleaning Windows then. Apart from that, lets lo...

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by TheSonntag
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking News: Ju52 down in Switzerland
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Breaking News: Ju52 down in Switzerland

https://www.express.de/news/panorama/bi ... --31062346

Not more info yet.
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It is apparently a swiss Ju 52, not the LH one. 20 people feared killed.

https://www.express.de/news/panorama/bi ... --31062346

Not more info yet.

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by TheSonntag
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: are 737-200 still safe to travel in
Replies: 35
Views: 6905

Re: are 737-200 still safe to travel in

Generally, Safety in 1st world countries is great regardless of airplane age. The safety record of the 737-200 is nothing to worry about, even if it indeed is worse than that of newer airplanes. This more or less applies to all planes of that age. Modern avionics have considerably eased workload and...

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by TheSonntag
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17 y/o A 320 on a TATL flight today
Replies: 13
Views: 4520

Re: 17 y/o A 320 on a TATL flight today

Bear in mind it is Holiday season for Condor now - Holidays in Germany have already started or are to start soon, depending on the state. So they might need all planes they have.

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by TheSonntag
Tue May 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling almost landed in XFW
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Vueling almost landed in XFW

Some explanations: ILS was off, so it was a visual approach, which might have lead to the confusion.

Spantax landed in 1967 with a Convair 990 in XFW.

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by TheSonntag
Tue May 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling almost landed in XFW
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Vueling almost landed in XFW

According to Hamburger Abendblatt, a Vueling flight crew got confused and was about to land at XFW. This actually happened before with a spanish airline in 1967, but at that time the runway was way to short. https://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article214294225/Ferienflieger-wollte-in-Finkenwerder-land...

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by TheSonntag
Mon May 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Iran manufacture spare parts for its aging commercial aircraft fleet?
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Re: Could Iran manufacture spare parts for its aging commercial aircraft fleet?

Well since Iranian F-14 and 747-200s are still flying they obviously know what they are doing.

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by TheSonntag
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Grounds affected Airbus Planes With Troubled Pratt & Whitney Engines After Indigo Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 11524

Re: India Grounds Airbus Planes With Troubled Pratt & Whitney Engines

These are not teething problems. These are fixes of fixes of fixes. The P&W engine saga has been going on for how long? Each iteration of the story says the problem is now solved. Frankly, at this point I do not believe a damn thing Pratt says. I honestly think that Pratt & Whitney fumbled ...

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by TheSonntag
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CGN shrinking again: back to the RRI idea at Garzweiler?
Replies: 18
Views: 2079

Re: CGN shrinking again: back to the RRI idea at Garzweiler?

Do you want the aircraft to land in the hole? Must be some funny take-off experience... (I have no idea how much it will take to fill the holes after they have been closed for exploration. My understanding was that they will be turned into artificial lakes.) Addinally, the area is on the wrong side...

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by TheSonntag
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement
Replies: 21
Views: 4985

Re: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement

Everybody might have a bad day once in a while. Being rude is still better than closing the door and killing 149 People with you.

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by TheSonntag
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough
Replies: 101
Views: 18165

Re: LH CEO: A321LR Range Not Enough

Buying this new airplane would also make sense for LH from a strategic point. They always wanted planes from AB and Boeing, and as such, this could certainly help the dual strategy.

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by TheSonntag
Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s
Replies: 110
Views: 26753

Re: Virgin Atlantic cancels order for 6 A380s

I know from an A380 engineer from Hamburg who already told me 3 years ago that this order will never come. So no one on the A380 Team worked on it.

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by TheSonntag
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RS-25 Tested - SSME modified, upgraded for SLS - Beauty is a beast!
Replies: 19
Views: 1667

Re: RS-25 Tested - SSME modified, upgraded for SLS - Beauty is a beast!

Fantastic machines. It feels a bit sad to fly them up as loss-articles. SpaceX is showing the way, but that would be a bit Overkill for SLS possibly.

Those engines just h a d to work. A loss during most times of the ascent would have lead to loss of Crew and vehicle during STS times...

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by TheSonntag
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Apollo 13 (the movie) thread
Replies: 40
Views: 1926

Re: Apollo 13 (the movie) thread

Apollo 13 also is relatively accurate on many things. Not all, like the Saturn V being transported to the Launch pads 5 days before Launch, but generally it is very well made.

I loved the movie. A bit patriotic, but hey, that is what Apollo was about.

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by TheSonntag
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 18342

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

What a shame that so many Kids cannot stay on subject. Leahy just highlighted that engine Technology made surprisingly large steps from the late 1990s to 2010. This is a fair point. Whether this Technology would have been available 4 years earlier is another question, but it is clear that the A380 e...

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by TheSonntag
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair CEO warns Brexit may force UK shareholders to sell
Replies: 86
Views: 4927

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

You conveniently missed the point of mentioning that the EU’s own figures show that the UK is the 3rd single contributor to tourism within the EU. No. You were trying to imply that the UK market is somewhat insignificant. I say third place is anything but insignificant but I'm not a Spanish hotelie...

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by TheSonntag
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: To Make Way for B-21, Air Force Plans to Retire B-1, B-2 in 2030s
Replies: 23
Views: 2589

Re: To Make Way for B-21, Air Force Plans to Retire B-1, B-2 in 2030s

What I find so astounding is that if we look at WW2, from 1939 to just 1960 the world changed extremely, from clumsy B-17s to B-52s, and then we still find the B-52 today, 60 years later...

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by TheSonntag
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the duopoly broken?
Replies: 22
Views: 2933

Re: Can the duopoly broken?

We see that happening in the automobile industry. China is already the largest producer of electric cars right now. Not because they have a strong industry in that sector, but just because (a) there is a market and (b) the legacy manufacturers (mainly from Europe and the USA) are treating the topic...

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by TheSonntag
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Since February 5th: Berlin Wall gone longer than it existed
Replies: 31
Views: 1519

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

From today, the Berlin wall is longer gone than it existed. The Berlin Wall existed from August 13th, 1961 until November 9th, 1989.

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by TheSonntag
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots need conversion courses for different engines?
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Re: Do pilots need conversion courses for different engines?

Thank you for your replies!

What about fuel consumption differences and fuel during one-engine ops, to name two examples? I mean if a pilot flies a NEO and shifts to a CEO, shouldnt he know about the fuel consumptions, or does he rely on the FCS?

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by TheSonntag
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots need conversion courses for different engines?
Replies: 12
Views: 1855

Do pilots need conversion courses for different engines?

Many planes come with different engine options. The A320 is the best example, in principle there would be the PW6000, CFM 56, IAE V2500, CFM Leap and PW1000G available. While only few Airlines have different engine types in their fleet, some do, like LH or Germanwings, which operate CFM and IAE powe...

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by TheSonntag
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH retiring most (or all?) A340-600?
Replies: 197
Views: 65288

Re: Stored Lufthansa A340-600s

According to Planespotters, another is stored at Wuppertal (D-AIHM) Store an aircraft in Wuppertal might be a bit difficult ;) The planes name is Wuppertal and it's stored at Pinal Airpark, Marana. Hehe. I considered Googling Wuppertal because I'd never heard of it... but didn't. You should visit. ...

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by TheSonntag
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10774

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

CGN was closed. The netherlands were closed, too. So not that many places to fly to.

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by TheSonntag
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Emirates firms up order for up to 36 additional A380s
Replies: 494
Views: 61215

Re: Emirates signs a commitment for 36 additional A380's

I do see a market for certain trunk routes also in 20 years from now. If you look at USA-Europe, LH for example alone operates 19 747-800 and 14 A380, as well as still 13 747-400. While some of that might be able to be replaced by more frequency, I could certainly imagine a demand for replacing the ...

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by TheSonntag
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 181
Views: 37613

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

Clearly an accident. Probably hull loss.

But lucky they were...

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by TheSonntag
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Quality decline of A.net postings
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

Re: Quality decline of A.net postings

Thank you both of you for your very insightful comments. I understand that the issue itself has been understood.

Michael

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by TheSonntag
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question
Replies: 52
Views: 4118

Re: Last Flight..Retired Aircraft...Fuel Question

The Thielert 1.7 / 2.0 engine (now Continental Diesel) is a Mercedes Benz car Diesel engine modified for aviation use on the Cessna 172. It can use Diesel and Jet A, but was a bit modified for Jet-A. Generally, modern Diesel engines are using 2000bar common rail injection Systems with very tight tol...

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by TheSonntag
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Noise certification standards
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Noise certification standards

Northwest comes to mind with their DC9. Bear in mind there are differences between US FAA Standards like Stage 1 2 3 and ICAO chapters. Not that large but they do exist. One Thing that killed hush kitted older planes was that the EU banned imports of hush kitted planes. So the aftermarked of hush ki...

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by TheSonntag
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Quality decline of A.net postings
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

Quality decline of A.net postings

I normally don't like rants like "everything was better before", but I feel somewhat that I wanted to post this comment in Site Related. I am an A.Net member since 2004, already reading stuff some years before. And while A.net had many stupid threads 10 years ago as well, I feel that the Q...

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by TheSonntag
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Navy C-2 Jet crashes in Pacific 11 onboard
Replies: 19
Views: 5445

Re: US Navy C-2 Jet crashes in Pacific 11 onboard

I do not like conspiracy therories but maybe something highly confidential was on board and the ditching was caused by some Sabotage...

Be it as it may be - my thoughts are with the families.

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by TheSonntag
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GSG9 commander Ulrich Wegener passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: GSG9 commander Ulrich Wegener passed away

Actually zero loss of life. Only terrrorists. The aid was part of the deal. Cheque diplomacy ;).

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by TheSonntag
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GSG9 commander Ulrich Wegener passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 714

GSG9 commander Ulrich Wegener passed away

http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellschaft/gsg-9-ulrich-wegener-ist-tot-a-1186016.html German hero Ulrich Wegener passed away. He was the commander of the german GSG9 Swat team which stormed the LH 732 - Landshut in 1977 in Mogadiscio. He also secretly took part in the mission to end the Entebbe hi...

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