An FOI document reveals actually that the chosen nonsense name was actually not chosen by the public, but the Minister chose it in a "captains choice" pick, disregarding the vote and then blamed the name on the public. No surprise at all given his character. What is surprising is that he ...Jump to post
Here is a link to, and a few quotes from, an article discussing how the experts came up with this new target area of 35S: "MH370: Evidence points to Malaysia Airlines wreck being at 35 degrees south in Indian Ocean" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-12/mh370-evidence-points-to-malaysia-ai...Jump to post
Another couple of developments since MH370 moved to non-av and the entertaining world of Spycatcher. Other RMP reports were leaked. The investigation into the Captains personal and work life was thorough and showed no anomalies, and the voice analysis - especially who said "Good Night Malaysia...Jump to post
"Malaysia’s Deputy Transport Minister Ab Aziz Kaprawi said in October Ocean Infinity would be paid between $US20 and $US70 million if they find the aircraft within 90 days of beginning the search" While I don't ever believe this aircraft will ever be found (broke up IMO), I think that it ...Jump to post
I think you mean the needle. :D I think what he means is first find the general area then go in for “needle” aka the aircraft. Bingo, that's exactly what I meant. It is a very big ocean and endless sea of nothingness. In this instance it is very possible that they haven't even located the correct f...Jump to post
Too many planes are being shot down and too many people are dying. Not enough use is made of FAs in my opinion. At least one FA appreciated which engine needed shutting down in the Kegworth Air Disaster, but did not press the issue, assuming the pilots knew what they were doing, which they didn't, ...Jump to post
Ah, I thought I had dealt with MH370! All you had been doing is giving those who read this thread a good laugh! , no verified wreckage has been found in the Indian Ocean, Here we go again... from memory we have diesel fuel on the surface of the South China Sea, plus a piece of wreckage ID'd as comi...Jump to post
Debris fields can be very narrow - look at the Pentagon on 9/11. An aircraft impacting at a steep angle of descent at high speed (the two usually go together of course) behave more like fluids than solids. The wings fold back and you would not expect to see a large debris field. Pentagon is a solid...Jump to post
Ah, but there's been no serious search of the SIO, 777 Jet! She won't be in one piece, she went in fast and steep, hence only one bit of wreckage on the surface. Lots of things get covered up - look at the Las Vegas shootings. Two shooters, minimum, cross-fire, with a belt-fed 30 ca. and all the me...Jump to post
Glad to hear a search might resume. If a company is offering a 'no find no fee' proposal then they must be somewhat confident with the new information / updated search zone, otherwise it might cost them a lot of their own $$$ for nothing...Jump to post
Thank you for your serious reply, Spyhunter. Lots of people agree with me inside the Intel Community, plus the Chinese and Australian governments, and probably the Malaysian as well! Really? So I guess 'they' really don't want the plane to be 'found' then because you have always been saying this yet...Jump to post
The US is out and I am at a loss. How hard do you think Mexico tried in that match against Honduras? Maybe the performance was a message to Trump ;) I would have loved to see the USA finish in 4th and get to play my Socceroos, who are still alive in qualification thanks to the head (x2) of the almo...Jump to post
Once again, a belated warm welcome to Thailand, Khun 777Jet. I'm glad you have a good time during your stay. Khob Khun Khrap! I love Thailand. And, wow, I've just realize that we got so good facilities in new HKT International Terminal. I was glad that we were able to try out the new terminal. A lo...Jump to post
Sawasdee Khrap (G'day from Australia) again Khun Arq!
Great trip report and the pics make the new TG 789 J product look well worth trying out.
Keep the trip reports coming. Khob Khun Khrap & Chok Dee Khrap!
Very good & enjoyable report. Great to see the 744's still around. I've flown TG and visited Phuket - great memories for me !! Cheers Thank you for the kind words. Yes, it's great to see 744s still in service. I'll keep flying TG on SYD-BKK whilst they still use the 744. Apart from the obvious ...Jump to post
Raza may have discovered that the wreckage was a phoney. Or that all of the debris found in that area so far are legit and indeed from 9M-MRO, meaning that the MH370 ocean current drift modelling work might be more relevant in helping to narrow down the impact area and locate the main wreckage - so...Jump to post
What is your position on up-arming of countries that are threatened by the US? IMHO all nations have the right to arm themselves for self defence, even if that includes nukes. However, if you are stupid enough to threaten to turn the most powerful nation into a "sea of fire", among other ...Jump to post
The ATSB report is junk - they can come up with as many search areas as they like, but they aren't going to find the plane in the Indian Ocean! I query the good faith of ATSB - they must know by now she went down in the SCS. But the ATSB is a 'branch' of the Australian Government; the same Australi...Jump to post
Responding to 777 Jet, the situation is escalating, but I don't think hostilities will resume. Sanctions will bite a bit harder,but won't work, Trump can't resume hostilities unless there's an Act of War, and I think Pyongyang will stick to the war of words. It's not a stable situation however. If ...Jump to post
Welcome to 777Jet’s seventh trip report. This trip report covers a round-trip journey from Sydney, Australia to Phuket, Thailand on Thai Airways International. All of the aircraft included are wide-bodies; 747-400, 777-200, A330-300 and another 747-400. We usually visit Phuket every year to spend a ...Jump to post
How is your MH370 SCS scenario progressing Mr. Spyhunter? I know the following article is about a month old but I would still love to hear your criticisms of it :D 'Explosive new report virtually pinpoints location of missing flight MH370' http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/explosive-new-report-virt...Jump to post
I hope nobody is flying to Pyongyang in the next few weeks! Should be able to avoid a war, and if there is one it should be conventional only, with a win for the Good Guys. Thankfully, with President Trump in power, there won't be a silly Eisenhower-style truce. I just briefly visited NK as part of...Jump to post
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Varsity1 wrote:"Boeing 737 departed for Trinidad."
I wonder which flight killed her.
Bhutan the most peaceful country in the world. Why would China mess with them? Bhutan is not the one responsible for the stand-off. As an Indian "protecterate" with troops stationed on its territory it has little option but to tow the Indian line. Their King is in the same quandary as the...Jump to post
I have a question for you all here today: Have you been on a flight that was diverted? At least twice from memory: LAX-SYD UA 747-400 Engine trouble about 1hr out from LAX. Dumped fuel for a while before returning to LAX. I was flying as a UM and a cute young lady stayed with me in the LAX Hilton o...Jump to post
I can't remember the last time I've had to show any ID on a domestic flight within Australia (except for the domestic tag on flights that depart from International terminals). I even use the non-refundable tickets of people I knew who decide not to travel (males with Western names who I could look l...Jump to post
Top 5 Done ---------------- 1. 10899 Miles LHR-DXB-SYD / SYD-DXB-LHR QF2 / QF1 Qantas A380s - VH-OQA / QC / QE / QI / QJ / QKx2 2. 10673 Miles SYD-SIN-LHR QF1 Qantas A380 - VH-OQG 3. 10657 Miles LHR-DXB-MEL QF10 Qantas A380s - VH-OQJx2 / QK 4. 10598 Miles LHR-HKG-MEL QF30 Qantas B744 - VH-OJQ 5. 10...Jump to post
The more Islamic State insurgents that get killed the better.
Nice! I always had an enjoyable flight when flying on Nok Air, and DMK is a cool airport, especially with all of the old parked L-1011's and MadDogs and the Kantarat Golf Course between the runways, but did Britney really arrive into the LCC airport DMK? I can only find articles saying she arrived i...Jump to post
The DVD's Boris Laputin tried to assassinate me in 1999 and didn't do a very good job of it, obviously, for which he paid with his own life. Since then the DVD and GO2 have followed a tactic of trying to discredit me, undermine my income and keep me out of office. The problem is that the last attac...Jump to post
Exactly.I agree. What people would like to see is dream-like words, so I looked up yesterday the names of Australian cities or towns with E as initial and I found six only: Esk, Echuca, Exmouth, Esperance, Emerald, Eden. If we leave the first three out and use them in the Pan Am "Clipper"...Jump to post
There is a strong, coherent theme - Australiana. I'd like to see "Baggy Green". Particularly to baffle the non-cricketing world. Nice! How about "Bushranger" given the iconic status of the criminal Ned Kelly in Australia :D Or maybe "Southern Cross"? Too late now anywa...Jump to post
RSE [Rose Bay, Sydney] and LDH [Lord Howe Island} NO runways at either! See: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=971229&hilit=rse Gemuser Nice one! I watch the sea planes take off from Rose Bay and fly around Sydney Harbour almost every day. For those interested: https://www....Jump to post
I'm embarrassed to say before this I'd never even heard of a Quokka much less seen one! Likewise. Never seen nor heard of one. I suspect more Aussies have heard of Blinky Bill! Anyway, IMHO Dreamtime stands out as the best name by far. Sorry if I missed it, but has the order in which the names will...Jump to post
Beyond the initial fleet of 20 787s, Scoot says it plans to tap into the flexibility SIA Group has regarding future orders and reallocate aircraft to Scoot instead. In other words, SQ could transfer some 787-10s or even A350s to Scoot. I think the 787-10 would make perfect sense since they used to ...Jump to post
So why are we losing so many wide-bodies? Poorly trained and incompetent pilots, pilot error, pilots turned bad, design flaws, cost-cutting, dodgy maintenance, incorrect repairs, hi-jackings and other types of causes involving humans somehow. And weather, then again, some of the crashes involving w...Jump to post
Another day, another terrorist attack, this time in Paris, glad only the terrorist was dead. http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/europe/paris-police-operation/index.html Enough is enough. ""WHEN IS THIS MADNESS GOING TO STOP?"" Sadly, never. This is the new norm. Things will probably ...Jump to post
we do expect automated email notification to return shortly. It's not a standard feature of this site software, and was a relatively unique feature of the old site. That would be great! The automated notification system on the old site was great because you knew the reason why each post was deleted...Jump to post
Arq wrote:As a non- Australian, may I ask what is "Skippy"? I have heard about Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, is that the name come from?
I like the name Dreamtime. Very fitting for a Dreamliner. It reminds me of Scoot's first 787, named 'Dream Start'...
Can't say I'm too fond of the other names; that's what happens when you listen to the public