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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 3336

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

I don't expect my country, Australia, to do much. I'm just glad that we made it to the World Cup. I would be happy if Tim Cahill scores a goal. Australia did really well today, I'm tempted to say that while France obviously has the better players, Australia displayed the better team spirit and team...

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by 777Jet
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Hmmmm... The authorities seem to have been at work in here.

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by 777Jet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

The Z did it theory is now standard fare even for the MSM; the only people left denying it are the pilots union types, a few Malaysians and clickbait clowns. I don't have to bother with the "fire in the hold" type nonsense anymore. Nothing of any importance hangs on the BFO, the southern ...

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by 777Jet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 963

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Wynyard is a good area. If you go to Taronga Zoo, the ferry is the best, quickest and most scenic way to get there. But buy your Zoo entry tickets online or at Circular Quay - before you get to the zoo. If you get there without a ticket you will have to catch the bus to the main entry or walk to the...

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by 777Jet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FIFA World Cup Thread
Replies: 113
Views: 3336

Re: FIFA World Cup Thread

I don't expect my country, Australia, to do much. I'm just glad that we made it to the World Cup. I would be happy if Tim Cahill scores a goal.

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by 777Jet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Long Have You Been On A.net?
Replies: 65
Views: 1874

Re: How Long Have You Been On A.net?

Since 08 March, 2014.

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by 777Jet
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

BFO aka Burst frequency off set, sounds complex but it is just a measure of the amount of Doppler effect introduced into the above signal. Logically it is not complex and should not be hard to understand for anyone who has ever taken a high school science class. Anyone who doesn't understand Dopple...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Getting the rest of the radar data could help clarify this and then be used to recalculate the final leg distance. Why is Malaysia still hiding this data? Shame on them! Malaysia is not a superpower. They are not at war. Are their capabilities that good that they need to be kept secret? I really do...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 963

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

As others have said, see Featherdale Wildlife Park if you want to get close to the native animals. Use the public transport but first, get an OPAL card. You tap on and off each service and there is a daily cap of only $15-20 - much easier than renting a vehicle, looking for non-existant expensive an...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sydney to James Bond Island on Various Thai Heavies
Replies: 35
Views: 14211

Re: Sydney to James Bond Island on Various Thai Heavies

An interesting twist with my upcoming trip...... TG116 has now changed to an A359 on 19th May but TG117 is still showing a 773 on 2nd June...... So I'm now looking forward to my first A350 flight!!! :bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy: Hi Fiend, Nice! But with TG, you don't really know what type will operate...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

This device won't let me quote so I'll address a few different points. I recall reading an article, maybe from a week or two ago, in which Ocean Infinity said that they might return to look for MH370 after some other contracted work is done. I suspect this would be after rough SIO winter conditions....

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Now that the search has come up empty I need to say that there is something that I find disconcerting about the search locations that have been chosen. The searches have all been in the more southerly of possible locations along the line of the last Inmarsat arc. To predict that MH-370 would have w...

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by 777Jet
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 588
Views: 38107

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

No one has seriously looked in the SCS up till now. As you know, many ships arrived in the SCS area where MH370 went silent the following day and searched for over a week until the SIO scenario emerged. Not a single 9M-MRO debris found then or since in the SCS area. Not one thing. Nothing there. BT...

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by 777Jet
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Good News, Ocean Infinity will continue to search until June 8: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/mh370-search-ship-seabed-constructor-not-ready-to-stop-yet/news-story/d20ba9dc35fddf95e8a92770c5fe5ffe#.05szm Haixun 01 detected the signals on 05 April. Remember those four signa...

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by 777Jet
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

In parts it condemns and gives examples of the 'swamp of corruption' and non-transparent policies of the recently deposed government in Malaysia Interesting article. The more and more I read about Razak the more I learn the extent of which he is a scumbag. His funds should be confiscated, returned ...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

I also believe that spot is located within the original search area. No, I might be wrong but I don't think it was within the original underwater search area because it's much north to the original area. http://www.aero.de/content/pics/p_10771.jpg Neither did I, but I read that in an article by The...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 56
Views: 11855

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

If the person smelled so bad, how did they make it on the plane? Did no one notice and complain about it in the terminal? Political correctness? Many people are afraid to deal with such sensitive issues out of fear of getting sued or whatever. Let somebody else deal with the problem. I thought this...

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by 777Jet
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

The search continues for few more days: The search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 has not quite ended but will in "the next few days," a spokesman for the private underwater search company leading the operation has confirmed. The official search for the aircraft ended on Tuesda...

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by 777Jet
Wed May 30, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

I hope there is never a MH370 incident like this ever again. Likewise, especially since there is now a precedent to be able to just go missing in a state of the art aircraft with hundreds of other passengers nowadays given the technology around. Some other recent articles: 'Deep-sea explorer and ac...

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by 777Jet
Wed May 30, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Nice misquote so you can go off on a tangent against something I didn't even say. My *actual* quote was: . The bit you chose to cut fits with "Based on their highly technical recalculation of the satellite data" and was actually the main point of my post. To cut that then respond as if I ...

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by 777Jet
Tue May 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Also, the BFO did not "go haywire" at the end, and that did not indicate a dive... The flaperon condition was then consistent with uncontrolled impact, corroborating the fact that it was not a controlled ditching. Listen to the recent 60 Minutes programme again, several times if you need ...

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by 777Jet
Sat May 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

One issue I‘ve got with these ping rings, that they seem to be taken as some sort of gospel, which is 100% accurate. But if we just think about it, it‘s a signal being sent from device 1, received by device 2, which then sends a reply, which again device 1 receives. Now, how long it takes for the d...

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by 777Jet
Sat May 26, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Counterarguments could be that the BFO is not very accurate, and the flutter theory is hard to believe. Also, a steep dive is not entirely inconsistent with control inputs at the end IMO. The pilot could have temporarily lost control when fuel was lost initially, and then recovered, or it could hav...

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by 777Jet
Sat May 26, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Also, items on the sea floor could be covered by a lot of silt by now - who knows if such items would be visible without stiring up the silt. The sedimentation rates out in the middle of the ocean like that are extremely slow, like on the order of 0.01 to 0.05 mm/year. If you'll recall that one shi...

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by 777Jet
Sat May 26, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 19081

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

N14AZ wrote:
PlanesNTrains wrote:
They said it wasn't them.

I don’t remember if this is part of Russia‘s official position but this was broadcasted on Russian TV.
Image


Russian photoshoped image.

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by 777Jet
Fri May 25, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

The issue with the ditching scenario is the search area is 100+ x larger - something that is simply not viable to search. My other issue with it is that the plane flew 5hrs on autopilot - only viable explanation for the distance covered. If you were truly trying to 'hide' the aircraft and thought a...

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by 777Jet
Thu May 24, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What price comfort?
Replies: 38
Views: 2556

Re: What price comfort?

If a revolution took place among the mainstream US airlines to return to decent levels of legroom, meals, bathrooms you could actually exhale in, free checked luggage etc. (you know, the 1970s), What was the obesity rate in America in the 1970s compared to nowadays? You would need wider seats nowad...

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by 777Jet
Thu May 24, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 19081

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

I just wish they had found a different way to publish their findings, and that they had involved investigators from some non-western powers which clearly have no interest in the matter either way (South Americans? Chinese? Japanese?). Malaysia is involved in the investigation. Malaysia clearly has ...

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by 777Jet
Thu May 24, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

There was no 60 Minutes report. 60 Minutes is a television programme.. Are you seriously nitpicking that I said report instead of programme... really? The "some Canadian" you refer to was Larry Vance, a former Canadian air crash investigator who worked on SR111, therefore making his obser...

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by 777Jet
Thu May 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

I'm just wondering why my posts bringing two new reports were deleted. One was BBC discussing the fact that the ATSB have completely rejected the 60 minutes report. That was (surprise surprise) a theory by some Canadian trying to sell a book. The other was from Channel News Asia (based in Singapore...

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by 777Jet
Thu May 24, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 344
Views: 19081

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

No surprise here. Confirms what many suspected.

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by 777Jet
Thu May 24, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Hearing archived recordings of previous ATC hand-offs spoken by both MH370 pilots to see how long they usually take to check-in with the next ATC would have been useful. This task is often done within seconds. There was no mention of any problem to ATC earlier and the plane had been flying for some ...

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by 777Jet
Wed May 23, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

So Ocean Infinity already finished the search of the target area back in April but was granted an extension to May 29... Who is paying for this? They found nothing in the contracted area so they won't get paid, but wanted to keep searching for another month anyway so basically they are unnecessarily...

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by 777Jet
Tue May 22, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 588
Views: 38107

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

I can't help it if I have a brain, 777 Jet! You certainly do your best to avoid it. Such an intelligent brain would have realised over 4 years ago that not one single bit of 777 wreckage washing up or being spotted anywhere in the much, much less remote SCS area means that no 777 went down there. H...

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by 777Jet
Tue May 22, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Came accross this today - https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mh370-search-director-disagrees-pilot-ditch-theory-55345160 Other questions that i have 1) Did any authority try to replicate the exact INMARSAT "pings" observed by physically flying a plane along the suspected path?...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 21, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sydney to James Bond Island on Various Thai Heavies
Replies: 35
Views: 14211

Re: Sydney to James Bond Island on Various Thai Heavies

Some pics I took at Nai Yang Beach. 09 was the runway that morning. Hi ish2dachoppa, Nice pics! This pic: Aviation Photo #5009641 Uploaded here the other day from Dec 2017, says no more pics of planes from the beach. I know this is Thailand but it, as well as some recent Thai news articles, made it...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 21, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

G'day They have not even searched the area where a long controlled glide would place the impact point, and as somebody who agrees that the most likely scenario is the rogue pilot secanrio that ends with an attempted ditching, why the heck would I accept the Ocean Infinity 'no 9M-MRO found yet' resu...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 21, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 39637

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Does anybody know which TG A340s are at DMK v UTP? I saw at least 1 parked at DMK the other day but couldn't make out if it was a 345 or 346. Also, is a 345 still being used for government / military transport? The following are stored at DMK: HS-TLA A340-541 MSN 624 HS-TLB A340-541 MSN 628 HS-TLD ...

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by 777Jet
Mon May 21, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 94
Views: 4546

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I've done this several times to log a new type or two for me. Day trips. SYD MEL SYD A330-200 767-300ER AUS DEN IAH AUS 787-8 on DEN IAH then 737-900ER on IAH AUS BKK HKT A350-900 Longer than day trips. CNX BKK HKG SIN BKK CNX A300-600 A380 777-200ER A340-600 A300-600 - Intent to log A300 but all ty...

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by 777Jet
Sun May 20, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Quoting 777Jet: Why do you keep denying that some humans will intentionally crash aircraft? What you are implying my dear pen pal is that every experienced,distinguished, career pilot about to take his pension is a potential zombie willing to ruin everything for no good reason. There is no way I ca...

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by 777Jet
Sat May 19, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly
Replies: 29
Views: 4771

Re: Long Haul Crew Logistics: Day One or Weekly

I spoke with a KE A330 captain who deadheaded into SYD with his crew 2 days before they were to operate the first KE A330 flight when the aircraft seasonally changed from the 747 to the A330. Seasonal equipment type changes are another reason a crew would need to be put in place to operate the first...

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by 777Jet
Sat May 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31567

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

For a country that depends on foreign workers, to do both the skilled work that their nationals can't do and the unskilled work that they don't want to do, they sure treat their workforce interestingly. As long as there is enough people attracted by "fabulous & tax-free lifestyle" in ...

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by 777Jet
Sat May 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Accurate or not we know from those 9/11 videos on YouTube what drone planes can do. Have you watched them? They are very illuminating. Oh the irony in YOU calling others "Disillusioned" - Why do you keep denying that some humans will intentionally crash aircraft? You have denied the notio...

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by 777Jet
Sat May 19, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 588
Views: 38107

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Well said 777Jet! The MH370 'search' degenerated into a farce some time ago. The wreckage of MH370 isn't hidden, Moose, it's on the floor of the South China Sea, right where Isaid it was all along. The current search is going to come up with the odd shipwreck and that's about it. The current search...

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by 777Jet
Sat May 19, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 188
Views: 39637

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Does anybody know which TG A340s are at DMK v UTP? I saw at least 1 parked at DMK the other day but couldn't make out if it was a 345 or 346. Also, is a 345 still being used for government / military transport?

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by 777Jet
Sat May 19, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Pilot Shortage
Replies: 156
Views: 31567

Re: Emirates Pilot Shortage

One of my colleagues used to work there as an A380 instructor and was happy down there for 10 years until a family member got seriously ill and my colleague requested additional time off which they wouldn't give him. That's when he left. Indeed you reap what you sow. I've got a worse story, close f...

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by 777Jet
Fri May 18, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 19318

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

Yes. I did notice however that they have a preference for female candidates judging by the ones selected to go into the second round of interviews. There was only ONE male candidate! Umm, what did they measure on the males? Height and waist? I can’t imagine chest size would be important other than ...

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by 777Jet
Fri May 18, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 266): ] (Caveat: I haven't seen the new 60 Minutes story yet because I'm in a jungle area in Thailand right now - hoping to visit the Lauda Air 004 crash site - and the link won't work)... Wait a moment, are you serious? We don't go to such places.Haven't you ever heard about ...

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by 777Jet
Fri May 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Again, disappointed at ATSB basing the search area on an uncontrolled ending despite the flaperon and other things pointing to intentional flight / controlled ditching, and hoping that when this search comes up empty they will search where a controlled glide ending would put the aircraft. I didn't ...

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by 777Jet
Fri May 18, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 410
Views: 70970

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

All I need to know is: whose bones are on the flight deck? Sadly, that, nor the FDR data showing which side control inputs were coming from, nor the CVR showing which side human noise was coming from, will confirm anything if this was as meticulously planned as many suspect. In a perfect crime scen...

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