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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 54425

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Norwegian salmon is the largest single cargo product in Europe. What does single cargo product mean precisely? Is crude oil not a single cargo product? Or coal? The port of Rotterdam processes ten of thousands of tons of those commodities daily. He should have said "transported by air" Ye...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
Replies: 28
Views: 4008

Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

I really wonder what causes the flaps to get "stuck".

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: family & B6 feud over removal
Replies: 41
Views: 3843

Re: family & B6 feud over removal

I think it's time to put CCTV in the cabin of airliners. It's the only way to get the facts straight. It shouldn't be a big issue considering it's already normal on buses and some trains.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female ramp agents
Replies: 19
Views: 1509

Re: Female ramp agents

Welcome to the forums! :) I'm not sure which country you're in, but in Norway there are several female ramp agents. Not much discrimination here, which is a good thing. If you work hard and determined, I'm sure you'll be able to find a job. Being a small person can be beneficial as a ramp agent, the...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RIAT 2017 UltraHD/4K video
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: RIAT 2017 UltraHD/4K video

Thanks for the video! Clear, sharp picture and some great footage in there. Enjoying it on a 1440p monitor.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for KEF?
Replies: 38
Views: 3445

Re: What is next for KEF?

The growth in KEF is fascinating and mind boggling. What's the percentage of transfer pax in KEF?

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 12148

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

This is the director's cut, not the safety video itself. That being said, I find it pretty funny.. :D Mr. Bean is always funny, without even saying anything. Cheers to Rowan Atkinson.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal go one step further with their retrojet
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: TAP Portugal go one step further with their retrojet

Very cool that they went the whole way. They turned the entire experience into a time capsule. Kudos to TAP.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 hard landing
Replies: 6
Views: 2443

Re: 737 hard landing

Wow that was rough for sure. Looked like it dropped the last few feet.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 59
Views: 11651

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

Consolidating into one hub at CPH is not a bad idea, tax or no tax at Sweden. For long range flights, I think currently SAS flies to ORD, EWR, LAX and HKG from ARN, and PEK, BOS, ORD, MIA, EWR, SFO, PVG, NRT and IAD from CPH. Scandinavia really doesn't need two intercontinental hubs. May be SAS can...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 59
Views: 11651

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

No chance. This is just political lobbying. I think SAS started Oslo - Miami after the Aviation tax was introduced in Norway. They might concentrate more on Copenhagen but SAS always had same issue with this. Copenhagen is geographically better positioned as being a hub, but Stockholm is a bigger c...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear weapons prohibited
Replies: 79
Views: 2873

Re: Nuclear weapons prohibited

Nuclear weapons will never go away. I believe it's possible to reduce the arsenals to a few hundred warheads combined, but they'll never completely be removed. The MAD doctrine is very interesting, but I have some doubts how it would work out in a real world scenario. If one nation decides to use a ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130 crash in MS Delta
Replies: 50
Views: 8168

Re: C130 crash in MS Delta

Thanks for the input from new posters and also quite a few C-130 veterans on here. It's very interesting to read your contributions and stories. My father was a C-130H captain back in the 80s, and I've flown on the type many times as a passenger myself. The aircraft type has a lot of nostalgia for m...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane
Replies: 45
Views: 2903

Re: Spiegel: Germany, France to develop new combat plane

Will this be an Airbus project? I'm guessing it must be a so called 5th generation aircraft, but I'm wondering if it will have stealth capabilities.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?
Replies: 59
Views: 11651

Re: SAS to move all intercontinental flights from Stockholm to Copenhagen and Helsinki?

I understand why they're threatening to move the long haul routes out of ARN. But HEL doesn't make any sense. OSL and CPH are already long haul hubs, so any flights would most likely be moved there. The Swedish government is also looking to sell the remaining shares they own in SAS, which is a good ...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs
Replies: 40
Views: 8802

Re: Air Transat leases 10 A321neoLRs

I would not be at all surprised if fuel burn is getting towards half. The engines on the A310 are after all CF6 motors, which is sixties technology with a late 70s refresh. The latest A321NEO-LR engine is at least two generations newer and pushing a narrower, lighter airframe along. The drop in CAS...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Premium Economy Hype
Replies: 34
Views: 2164

Re: Premium Economy Hype

shouldn't they offer more seats then? most airlines only have what 6 rows at most of PE seats That's how the market works. Supply and demand. If there's demand for 6 rows of Premium Economy, 6 rows will be offered. If they become more popular, airlines can either increase price, or install more sea...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 54425

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Martin Langaas (Manager Cargo Department at Avinor) is seeking 800 million NOK in investments for a new cargo terminal at OSL, which will be the world's largest seafood terminal. The increase in seafood freight has been 10% yearly, and the terminal capacity has been increased by 102% the last year a...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Premium Economy Hype
Replies: 34
Views: 2164

Re: Premium Economy Hype

"Premium Economy" is popular because it introduces a step up from the Economy class which has become more and more cramped with less and less service. It offers comfort and service levels that are much more tolerable to people who don't necessarily need lie flat seats and the full modern B...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 102
Views: 27590

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

oldannyboy wrote:
Beautiful...the turtle jet!!! I love the A380... so comfortable...


I agree! The turtle livery actually makes the whale jet look cute. Hope ANA finds a successful business model with it. A lot of people will be paying attention to their operation.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 177
Views: 22488

Re: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues

I wonder what will happen to these frames now. Is there any other airline that uses the same interior, apart from logos and possibly color scheme? It might be cheaper for Airbus to sell these aircraft with a discount to another airline with minor interior modifications, than to replace all of the in...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform
Replies: 30
Views: 4644

Re: Hainan Airlines launches beautiful new uniform

Looks great! Very elegant and timeless.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 572
Views: 71379

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congratulations SpaceX for another successful delivery. Mission accomplished! Always so amazing to watch.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2415

Re: Can we expect Norwegian to order more wb aircraft soon ?

I believe Kjos said they were interested in the 797, but it hasn't even been launched yet. I doubt they'll go for the 777X or A350, if they choose to scale up in size it would almost certainly be the 787-10. I think we'll see another order for 787-9 and/or 787-10 sometime within the next couple of y...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 564
Views: 72351

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

Norway has a lot of high tech manufacturing for shipping industry, automotive industry and aerospace industry. We have a lot of experience especially in metals like aluminum and titanium. High cost of labor, but the labor force is very skilled, the technology is absolute top notch and energy is extr...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 54425

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Norwegian's flight from Shannon to Providence didn't go well. They really need to work on their customer service and information. It's been absolutely crap for years. These stories just keep repeating themselves. Passengers were left for "five hours with no information" after one of the fi...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 564
Views: 72351

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I disagree with those who predict the MoM will be a 767-200 sized aircraft with less payload-range. I think the key to a sales success is to offer the range needed from the get-go. The 767 didn't sell well until they offered the range needed to fly TATL and then some. Same thing with the A300/A310 a...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 572
Views: 71379

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Happy Independence Day, my American friends. :wave: It seems like SpaceX is going to use the day to figure out what went wrong, and prepare for launch on the 5th or the 6th. That's according to Elon Musk's Twitter: We're going to spend the 4th doing a full review of rocket & pad systems. Launch ...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 572
Views: 71379

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Picture of Dragon heading to port, loaded with science experiments and station hardware. Nice and toasty!

From ISS Twitter (@Space_Station):
Image

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 572
Views: 71379

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Just a few details about intelsat's launch: They are using a mint booster and it will be a 'suicide' mission for the first stage, as this GTO mission taps near the full capacity of the falcon 9. There is no indication whether they are using second-hand components in there, but it seems the customer...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 572
Views: 71379

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

New opportunity for a launch tonight. Not sure if they'll go for it or wait some more. In other news, Dragon has returned from the ISS carrying valuable science experiments and other things. SpaceX Twitter: Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed—completing first re-flight of a commercial spacecraft to ...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French general accused of using fighter jet for weekend commutes to Provence
Replies: 17
Views: 2051

Re: French general accused of using fighter jet for weekend commutes to Provence

You're a special kind of cool when you fly an Alpha Jet down to your summer house. Don't know the details about the rules, so won't comment on that.

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by JetBuddy
Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 572
Views: 71379

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Everyone ready for tonight's launch? 40% favorable doesn't sound that promising, but hopefully it will clear up. From SpaceX Facebook: Falcon 9 and Intelsat 35e are vertical on Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Weather is 40% favorable for tonight’s 58-minute launch window, which opens at ...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 Aerial Demo at 2017 Paris Air Show
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Re: F-35 Aerial Demo at 2017 Paris Air Show

The flight demo was flown with a "combat ready" F-35. Does this mean it was packed with dummy missiles and bombs in the bays? The demo was very impressive for sure.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 564
Views: 72351

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

There's another thread discussing how Norwegian is all over the 797, and wants to be first in line: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1367161 The most interesting bit from the interview is this: Kjos said that a 797 could fly about 250 passengers efficiently from London to mediu...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 18026

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

I find this little bit interesting: And eventually, Kjos said, it would replace all of the 737 Max jets that it will be flying. The Max jets delivered this week will be nearly ten years old by the time the 797 is ready for passengers. Kjos says the bigger 797 with more seating than the 737 Max would...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 564
Views: 72351

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

At the top end of MOM (788/338) sales have been very hard to come by. At the bottom end of MOM (321/7310) sales have been gangbusters. So where is the meat of the market......... One could argue that this is because the low end of any aircraft type is usually not as efficient as the upper end. And ...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 564
Views: 72351

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I think in some respects an A360 would be a better outcome for Boeing than an A322. At least then it's an even fight, whereas an A322 would have a purchase cost and time to market advantage over the 797. All the more reason, though, for Airbus to NOT do an A360 - they have less to gain, imho. At th...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 564
Views: 72351

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

I think we need to take a step back and look at the current situation. Boeing has launched the MAX 10, which most likely is on par with the A321neo in terms of efficiency, and just slightly smaller in terms of capacity. Both manufacturers have a capacity gap: 737-10 MAX -> 787-8 A321neo -> A338neo B...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing
Replies: 164
Views: 46792

Re: A330MRTT Orders, Production And Testing

And here is the press release: Germany and Norway officially joined the European/NATO program to acquire Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft along with Netherlands and Luxembourg. ... The first two aircraft have already been ordered to be delivered from Airbus Defence and Space’s tanke...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK launches aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for sea trials
Replies: 69
Views: 4961

Re: UK launches aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for sea trials

thewizbizman wrote:
I wonder if its big enough to have C-17's 737's, a320, etc land on it.


I don't think that's possible. The C-130 Hercules has landed on USS Forrestal before though, which was about the same size. It's build for F-35B jump jets.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 572
Views: 71379

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Few photos of the latest recovery: Great photos. Really shows the scale of the booster compared to the people. This landing nearly went all the way through the emergency crush cores in the landing leg struts. The crush cores are aluminum honeycomb pattern cartridges, which are easy to swap out, acc...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321 Plus Plus, getting the NMA job done, but lean & mean
Replies: 6
Views: 1038

Re: Airbus A321 Plus Plus, getting the NMA job done, but lean & mean

I welcome this new thread. I always appreciate Keesje's insight, diagrams, slides, illustrations. The other thread is more of a "MoM"-response thread. Sure there's some overlapping, but there always is.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 572
Views: 71379

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Lots of good tidbits here on the new Falcon 9 1st stages. http://spacenews.com/spacexs-final-falcon-9-design-coming-this-year-two-falcon-heavy-launches-next-year/ Thanks for the link! Some great info in there: The Falcon 9 Block 5 is expected to be far more reusable than the Block 3. Shotwell said ...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 385
Views: 54425

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Hundreds of people are stranded worldwide after Norwegian crew shortage. It's mostly a lack of pilots. Norwegian has cancelled several flights because of this. Seemingly extremely poor planning. The same thing happened last June as well, when more than 30% of departures were cancelled. In Norwegian:...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the Boeing yoke.
Replies: 75
Views: 15412

Re: Future of the Boeing yoke.

I think the new "MoM" will get a 787 cockpit with yokes, for commonality issues. I believe a sidestick in some form is better than a yoke, but I think they'll keep the yoke for commonality.

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK launches aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for sea trials
Replies: 69
Views: 4961

UK launches aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for sea trials

The Royal Navy is set to launch its largest and most powerful warship ever Monday. The record-breaking, 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth will make her maiden voyage from Rosyth, going out to sea for six weeks of tests. The 280-metre carrier and her sister ship, the HMS Prince of Wales, has cost £6 b...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airlines have you flown on?
Replies: 76
Views: 1827

Re: What airlines have you flown on?

American Airlines British Airways Coastal Aviation KLM Norwegian Lufthansa Scandinavian Airlines Thomson Airways Thomas Cook United Air Lines TUI Fly Busy Bee (defunct) Braathens S.A.F.E. (defunct/merged with SAS) Continental Airlines (merged with United) Hapag-Lloyd Flug (defunct) Scanair (defunct)...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 103
Views: 6365

Re: What's The Most

The most exotic airports I've flown to are Tanga -> Karume (Pemba) -> Zanzibar -> Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) in a Cessna 208 Caravan.

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