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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German elections: exitpolls
Replies: 47
Views: 936

Re: German elections: exitpolls

Do you see nothing idiotic about winning anything with 32.5%? It is very hard to get more than 50% of the votes when voters can choose from more than two parties. And Merkel will have to form a majority coalition, CDU and CSU can not rule Germany on their own. Beauty of coalition systems. Likely co...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 636
Views: 82625

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Interesting. Will that mean the end of Höga kusten flyg? Or is the market big enough for two airlines. Well, Nextjet have had their operating license pulled by Transportstyrelsen and their future is a bit uncertain, They currently operate with a temporary license which is valid to November 17th, Th...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?
Replies: 35
Views: 2808

Re: Seasonal LCC Flights Between Europe and Hawaii?

As many have pointed out, Europeans that want sun, sand and beaches have more options a lot closer. And, those that want to combine that kind of vacation with a visit to the US are more likely to go to Florida, which is a lot easier to reach from Europe. MIA is served by most major European airlines...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 636
Views: 82625

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

http://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-oppnar-n ... stockholm/


Interesting. Will that mean the end of Höga kusten flyg? Or is the market big enough for two airlines.
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Someone83 wrote:
SAS is starting Stockholm-Örnsköldsvik from April 8 2018. Up to 4x daily with ATR-72

http://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-oppnar-n ... stockholm/


Interesting. Will that mean the end of Höga kusten flyg? Or is the market big enough for two airlines.

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 16015

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

De gustibus non est disputandum, but I really can't understand Air Canada. They are replacing a nice livery with one of the most boring ones I've seen in a long time.

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by Bostrom
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best/worst looking airliner?
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

Re: The best/worst looking airliner?

Best looking: Concorde, without a doubt.

Worst looking. Harder. But the 767-200 is not the most elegant thing in the sky, too short and chubby.

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by Bostrom
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
Replies: 57
Views: 9069

Re: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?

But you didn't see Western airliners in most of the east either until the time when the USSR was well on its way to collapse, and couldn't offer Malev, Interflug and LOT anything newer than Il-62s. It's not like Eastern European airlines had a chance to buy western aircraft... They did actually. In...

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 94
Views: 1814

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

My first flight must have been on a Linjeflyg Fokker F28 as a small child on ARN-KSD. A route that is now flown with Saab 340s.

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does ET still fly VIE-ARN?
Replies: 15
Views: 2355

Re: Does ET still fly VIE-ARN?

andymartin wrote:
Is the Oslo to Arlanda leg bookable on their website? I can't seem to do it!
Andy


You can also book the ET flights via SAS.

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes
Replies: 35
Views: 5502

Re: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes

kimimm19 wrote:
If true, then surely if you have the option to consolidate to one narrowbody OEM then you would go for it as we are not talking about US3 type fleets...


True, but this is SAS we're talking about :) Until 2013 their narrowbody fleet contained both Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas…

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes
Replies: 35
Views: 5502

Re: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes

The order is to replace older 737-700/800 in the fleet. SAS have 17x active 737-600's, will they not be replaced? Where do they fly the -600's anyway? I lived in CPH for 3 years, flew several times each week with SK, but never on a 736. The 737-600s are being replaced by the A320neos currently on o...

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes
Replies: 35
Views: 5502

Re: SAS in talks with Airbus and Boeing of 40-50 NB planes

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1355639&start=250#p19636871

I really hope there will be a couple of A321neos in the order.
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There was a rumour about it in Nordic aviation a while ago. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1355639&start=250#p19636871

I really hope there will be a couple of A321neos in the order.

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by Bostrom
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D/760D
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D/760D

Thanks everyone for your inputs... I have decided to go with the Nikon D5600 and a good lens (probably 70-300)! Hopefully I will be able to get some decent shots that can make it here as part of the greater collection! Hopefully Larnaca airport (LCA) will be proud of me!! Happy shooting guys! A 70-...

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Berlin, where is good to eat.
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: Berlin, where is good to eat.

Currywurst is probably the first thing that comes to my mind as a local dish. Pork sausage with curry ketchup, usually served with bread or chips. But it's more of a fast food/street food.

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D/760D
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D/760D

If I may ask.. what cameras are you all using while plane spotting? I use a Canon EOS 70D, for both photography and filming. Currently with the kit lens, an 18-135 mm zoom, and two longer primes. A 200 mm f/2.8 and a 300 mm f/4. Not the best combination, but plane spotting is not my main area of ph...

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again
Replies: 17
Views: 1321

Re: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again

I am already looking forward to the game next year (whoever it is that comes), although there is talk about a major construction project that would put the stadiums out of commission and they might need to play in the Sydney Cricket Ground (which is obviously an oval, which would be interesting to ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D/760D
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D/760D

The number of AF points are important, but the area they cover is also important. Very dependent on personal preference. For shooting airplanes (and almost everything else, really), I always have my camera set to use the center AF point only. Can't say whether this makes a big difference in practic...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?
Replies: 35
Views: 5077

Re: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?

The only reason I would ever have suggested it was because of the Korean Airlines order for 10+10 C's. IMHO, it would be completely unlikely if the mother company didn't have them on order. At the moment they are going to receive 7 A320 NEOs to replace 7 of the 9 A319s. So if you replace the remain...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes kept alive for a single company
Replies: 14
Views: 977

Re: Routes kept alive for a single company

Lot of Norwich routes are purely for oil-industry. NWI-ABZ NWI-AMS All routes from Scatsa or Den Helder. Not a single company as such, but the flights are purely for one industry. Aberdeen-Stavanger is probably kept alive by the oil industy. And until recently the Stavanger-Houston with an all busi...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D/760D
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: Nikon D5600 vs Canon 750D/760D

Hello all.. I am about to get into plane spotting and I decided to get a new DSLR... I have always loved plane spotting but I was either too young to follow the hobby (no money until then) or just stuck with point-and-shoot cameras. Good idea! I have been researching through the internet and came d...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again
Replies: 17
Views: 1321

Re: For a few hours it felt like i was in the US again

I am already looking forward to the game next year (whoever it is that comes), although there is talk about a major construction project that would put the stadiums out of commission and they might need to play in the Sydney Cricket Ground (which is obviously an oval, which would be interesting to ...

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by Bostrom
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?
Replies: 35
Views: 5077

Re: Czech Airlines (ČSA) - What is next?

CS300 would be a good replacement for the ATRS No it wouldn't. The CS300 is twice as big as the ATR 72, not to mention more than 100 seats more than the ATR 42. IMHO, -600 series ATRs are guaranteed for CSA at some point. Although it should be said that mother company Korean Airlines does have C's ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 3616
Views: 1164626

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

itisi wrote:
B-LGA is leaving shortly on its delivery flight to Hong Kong.

Guess this makes Hong Kong the first place in the world with 2 A350 equipped airlines :hyper:


Depends on how you define "place". There are two French airlines operating A350, although only one from metropolitan France…

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logo identification
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Logo identification

I was wrong, it seems like an IATA logo.

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Logo identification
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Logo identification

It looks like a small Star Alliance logo to me.

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR 42/72 Production and Delivery thread
Replies: 22
Views: 3045

Re: ATR 42/72 Production and Delivery thread

NZ got a new one in July, which begs the question, what does a delivery flight TLS-NZ look like for an ATR, ought to be making a lot of stops. I think it is only 5 or so stops, I believe it is something like Toulouse - Oman - Singapore - Brisbane - Auckland Although looking at that on GC mapper it ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 636
Views: 82625

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

SAS has reduced frequency to MIA to 3x weekly. Does anyone know why this is? Is the market declining and doing poorly? I didn't notice that. It's strange that Finnair can make 3x weekly HEL-MIA work but SAS can't make 4x weekly service work even from CPH. MIa-hel is seasonal to Miami and I think SA...

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by Bostrom
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 636
Views: 82625

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

sAS has reduced frequency to Mia to 3xweekly. Does anyone know why this is? Is the market declining and doing poorly? Probably due to the upgrade on the Boston route mentioned a few posts up. The Privatair 737 has flown it's last flight on the CPH-BOS route, and SAS flew the A330 on the route yeste...

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should SAS update or change its livery?
Replies: 16
Views: 778

Re: Should SAS update or change its livery?

They would really benefit from an updated livery, the "Scandinavian Airlines" in the front is very hard to read sometimes. I was hoping they would introduce a new livery with their new A330s or A320neos, but unfortunately that didn't happen.

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The GREAT CHICKEN DEBATE: white meat vs dark meat?
Replies: 37
Views: 1075

Re: The GREAT CHICKEN DEBATE: white meat vs dark meat?

LAX772LR wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Well I'm not sure what's in the picture but I don't see the meat.

AMATEUR! :razz:

That's 4 drumsticks and 2 thighs (dark meat), and 3 breasts (white meat).


That's the first time I've heard an american call a frenchman an amateur when the topic is food. :D

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by Bostrom
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.
Replies: 152
Views: 8309

Re: Badly Named (Or Branded) Airlines.

There is a Swedish airline with a name that might not work well in english speaking countries.

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by Bostrom
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries begins LCY ops
Replies: 42
Views: 10894

Re: CSeries begins LCY ops

Congrats to Swiss and Bombaridier on this new chapter. great looking aircraft and wishing them all the best. Does anyone know why other European carriers have not opted for the C-Series. Looks like a very capable aircraft. Any threads here? AirBaltic is replacing their 737s with CS300, and BRA has ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 9141

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

SAS has made many network cuts over the years. It had to cut SEA back in 2009, and BKK in 2013 because it ''wasn't profitable'' despite the fact that it had high load factors. There is no way SAS would fly to AKL. SAS will never return to SEA (most likely because of too much European and Icelandair...

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by Bostrom
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!
Replies: 70
Views: 9141

Re: Rumour: SAS to fly to AKL ?!

SAS to New Zealand doesn't sound believable. Maybe it's increased cooperation with Air New Zealand to improve connections between ARN-HKG on SAS and HKG-AKL on Air NZ?

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 53
Views: 11261

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

I don't fly intra-European business that often, but I've had a few that use 3 standard seats divided into 2, which is fine. TAP is the only one in my limited experience that uses the exact same seats. Booked to fly LH and TAP again in business intra europe, so will soon find out more soon! All intr...

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 116
Views: 11137

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Edinburgh and Glasgow ought to share an airport. The two cities are only an hour apart from each other. I've been thinking about the same thing. There are currently three airports in the Central Belt (including Prestwick). Replacing EDI and GLA with a new airport and a modern rail link sounds like ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?
Replies: 44
Views: 4381

Re: A-10 Warthogs will smash N Korea?

No 2 sounds like a very big problem. Seoul's proximity to the border is a major problem. And while I know very little about military strategy, taking out the NK artillery first doesn't sound like a bad idea.

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by Bostrom
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 53
Views: 11261

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

But in seriousness, I think their strategy of a "low cost full service carrier" is a good one and so far seems to be doing good for them. Their widebody fleet needs urgent replacing, which they're doing, and the premium cabins on their shorthaul also need a refurb (seriously, their E190s ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: HELP! model airplanes need identifying
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: HELP! model airplanes need identifying

You need to upload the pictures to a third party website like flickr or imgur.

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare Scheduled Aircraft You Can Book, 2017 Q3
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: Rare Scheduled Aircraft You Can Book, 2017 Q3

https://sv.flightaware.com/live/flight/SAS935


And to ORD, but I have the impression that the risk of ending up on an A330 instead is slightly higher on the US routes.
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Thunderboltdrgn wrote:


And to ORD, but I have the impression that the risk of ending up on an A330 instead is slightly higher on the US routes.

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?
Replies: 18
Views: 4653

Re: Airport design, why are departures normally on top of arrivals?

In TUL, departures are on ground floor, arrivals on second. So there are exceptions to the rule. TUL isn't a modern airport. It's terminal was designed in the 1960's and has largely remained untouched. Concourse B was renovated starting in 2010 but that's it. All modern airports, or older one's tha...

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite/Least Favorite Aircraft (Looks/Experience)
Replies: 23
Views: 895

Re: Favorite/Least Favorite Aircraft (Looks/Experience)

Favorite Looks: Concorde, without a doubt. Favorite experience: MD-80. Unless sitting in the rear part of the cabin. I like the 2-3 seating. Least Favorite looks: Agree on the 767-200. Short and stubby, but lacking the "cuteness" of the A318 and 737-600. Least favorite experience: 777 in 3...

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by Bostrom
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare Scheduled Aircraft You Can Book, 2017 Q3
Replies: 22
Views: 1253

Re: Rare Scheduled Aircraft You Can Book, 2017 Q3

Aircraft: Airline(s): Destnation(s): Possible retirement date: Notes Here's some examples: A318 BA from London City to New York. And Air France, but there is a bigger risk of ending up on an A319 instead. A340-300 SAS. Most long haul routes out of CPH. The ones to Asia are probably the safest bet. N...

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by Bostrom
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2202
Views: 284658

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Someone83 wrote:
MSN7602, SE-ROA for SAS, which had its first flight more than twp months ago and has been overtaken by 3 other SAS' frames is scheduled for delivery today

Airbus A320 -251N 7602 SE-ROA SAS delivery 09aug17 XFW-ARN ex D-AUBM


Does anyone know the reason for the delay?

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by Bostrom
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 636
Views: 82625

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

https://www.transportstyrelsen.se/sv/lu ... tik-/2017/
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kanye wrote:
Any info about the city Airport in Stockholm, Bromma? I checked out their website but couldn't find anything.


I haven't seen any figures for July, but they should show up at https://www.transportstyrelsen.se/sv/lu ... tik-/2017/

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by Bostrom
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How on Earth Does Boeing Transport Fuselages?
Replies: 14
Views: 3511

Re: How on Earth Does Boeing Transport Fuselages?

http://missoulian.com/crews-dismantling-boeing-fuselages-pulled-from-river/article_d99e81e0-1386-11e4-93eb-0019bb2963f4.html Does not always go as planned. https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/missoulian.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/4/8d/48d0561a-050e-11e4-85bd-001a4bcf887a/53b94a0...

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Yeast infraction: Marmite is the most confiscated branded food at London City Airport
Replies: 18
Views: 1239

Re: Yeast infraction: Marmite is the most confiscated branded food at London City Airport

coolian2 wrote:
It is a chemical weapon.


It's pretty harmless compared to the Swedish delicacy Surströmming. There were headlines in 2006 when four airlines decided to ban surströmming in carry on luggage. One producer of surströmming even called British Airways "cultural analfabetics".

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avoiding Backtrack, Full Reverse and Max Braking?
Replies: 16
Views: 2063

Re: Avoiding Backtrack, Full Reverse and Max Braking?

VBY. A 2000 m runway with a narrow parallell taxiway. The airport is mostly used by turboprops and CRJs, but in the summer it sees 737s. I've once landed there in a 737-800 (with 100% load factor). With heavy braking and full reverse the crew managed to stop in 1500 m and avoid backtracking. That la...

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by Bostrom
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM
Replies: 19
Views: 6792

Re: Crossing the pond, Finnish style! AY/AA CPH-HEL-JFK-DFW-FSM

I can confirm that generally speaking small talk isn't highly valued among Finns ,) Finns tend to warm up slowly but then you'll get a loyal friend who invite you to a summer house for a sauna party. Nude of course ;) Being Swedish I've often heard from people from southern Europe that I'm a bit qu...

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by Bostrom
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines using King Air's?
Replies: 18
Views: 2549

Re: Airlines using King Air's?

Jonair uses a King Air 200 on their LLA-PJA route in northern Sweden.

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