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by oldannyboy
Fri May 26, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cirrus vision SF50 - the $2 million single engine private jet
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Cirrus vision SF50 - the $2 million single engine private jet

jetmatt777 wrote:
N766UA wrote:
Great, Cirrus owners with jets...


Agreed. My first thought was this is a faster, and more expensive doctor / lawyer coffin.


My first thought exactly, I hate to admit! Oh well... Hopefully not?. :-)

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 26, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 24
Views: 4881

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

Highly doubt we are going to see a Comac in BA colours any time soon. No amazing feat on my radar so far....

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 26, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat 11th A330-200 received
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Re: Air Transat 11th A330-200 received

Yes, I love the A330..both the looks, and the amazing ride quality.. could this be my favourite WB maybe?.... But.. yes, pity to see the A310 go...a truly unique aircraft that I also loved flying.. You can't beat the "fat sausage" stubby look!

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 26, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14260

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Well done. I hope they come down heavy-handed on that retarded moron and let him rot in a Mexican jail. For what? It's not a crime. Moron. You are evidently one. I didn't offend anyone in the first place. Try to learn some manners if you wish to be respected as an individual. You don't call names f...

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 26, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination
Replies: 34
Views: 4873

Re: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination

Gay man here. Un-closeted. Active advocate for gay rights. Frequent traveler. Often with my 89YO grandmother. I see *perhaps* some rigidity in the pre-boarding system, but frankly no homophobic behavior. Non-event really. We gay men should grow a tad of maturity sometimes and realize that not every...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations
Replies: 41
Views: 8672

Re: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations

Mmm..non-news really. The MAX doing what the A319/A320 does... Happy to see the 321s stay. Maybe it's just me, but as a pax I find it hard to get excited about a 737 replacing an A320..... sorry, my two cents... I find it very hard to be excited about the A320. Oh, well: to each their own! :-) I li...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 5920

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

Polot wrote:
oldannyboy wrote:


..or perhaps vice versa?

Nope, the 752 sat slightly more people than the 762 in CO's configuration. CO's 762s were fairly premium heavy for its size, hence the lower number of seats.


Yes, indeed, you are both right - I have checked an old paper timetable! :-) Ahh, the memories...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 5920

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

gsg013 wrote:
If I remember correctly the seating for the 762 vs 757 -200 & 300 were as stated below.

sCO 767-200: 174 pax
sCO 757-200: 176


..or perhaps vice versa?

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14260

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Agree 100%. And more than a little disrespectful, given the timing. "Your majesty, the charges are disrespecting and bad taste. I recommend 10 years of solitary confinement" Reductio ad absurdum. But I suppose different people have different tolerances for douchebaggery. Mine's pretty hig...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scandinavian Airlines revamps Onboard Experience
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Scandinavian Airlines revamps Onboard Experience

SAS badly needed the revamp. Its onboard experience was dated and lackluster. Same goes for catering. I hope (or dream) that they would improve the overall experience for Y class pax too...?. The -neo cabin looks nice, but a tad dark and colorless. I would have liked to see more hues of blue (dark b...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14260

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Well done. I hope they come down heavy-handed on that retarded moron and let him rot in a Mexican jail. Utter nonsense. People come up with silly names for their WiFi all the time... Yes, maybe.. Still... That name does at least shout BAD TASTE. You don't mess with those things, not even for a sill...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300
Replies: 66
Views: 7731

Re: Remaining AA and UA Dash-8 100/200/300

It is somewhat crazy to think that as technology has advanced, there is less and less service to small airfields/markets.


:checkmark: Absolutely. And also kind of stupid. It's certainly not ad advancement... Sad that some smaller communities/airports will be losing service...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia New Livery
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Arkia New Livery

http://www.aerotelegraph.com/arkia-hueb ... ansion-auf


That is amazing! Wow! Nice.
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KarelXWB wrote:
Looks like the new livery will be available in several colors:

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http://www.aerotelegraph.com/arkia-hueb ... ansion-auf


That is amazing! Wow! Nice.

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA
Replies: 88
Views: 11816

Re: Man seated next to obese pax sues AA

Yes, seats are tight in Y, and they have somewhat shrunk, but here that is not the issue per se. Additionally here we are NOT talking about tall people, or people who are broad shouldered. And neither about ill, handicapped, sick people (i.e. suffering from a disease). We are merely talking about FA...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14260

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Well done. I hope they come down heavy-handed on that retarded moron and let him rot in a Mexican jail.

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations
Replies: 41
Views: 8672

Re: Air Canada outlines 737 MAX operations

Mmm..non-news really. The MAX doing what the A319/A320 does...
Happy to see the 321s stay.
Maybe it's just me, but as a pax I find it hard to get excited about a 737 replacing an A320..... sorry, my two cents...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?
Replies: 27
Views: 5920

Re: Delta's 767-200 Fleet, why was it retired?

I used to fly often from EWR to IAH on CO 762 in the mid 2000s. I loved the aircraft but remember that they didnt carry a lot of passengers. I believe the 757s had more seats. 757-300 has common pilot type rating, similar number of seats & burns a lot less fuel. Delta got 16 757-300 in the NW p...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 25, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination
Replies: 34
Views: 4873

Re: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination

Gay man here. Un-closeted. Active advocate for gay rights. Frequent traveler. Often with my 89YO grandmother. I see *perhaps* some rigidity in the pre-boarding system, but frankly no homophobic behavior. Non-event really. We gay men should grow a tad of maturity sometimes and realize that not everyb...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 24, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to become Eurowings (-like)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

Re: Brussels Airlines to become Eurowings (-like)?

Brussels Airlines, as pointed above, is doing really pretty well, thank you very much. I am not that sure anymore that LH will actually "fold it" into the crappy and confusing experiment that Eurowings is proving to be.... The 'new' 330s will in fact have an upgraded 3-class seating layou...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 24, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul
Replies: 34
Views: 6659

Re: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul

Meh. :-I I just did a few random searches from MAD to Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Salvador and NYC, and all flights coming up were really rather on the expensive side of things, and certainly not very 'RyanEsque'.... No interlining possible (yet), no way of combining the two tickets, no way to connect ...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 24, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to become Eurowings (-like)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

Re: Brussels Airlines to become Eurowings (-like)?

Brussels Airlines, as pointed above, is doing really pretty well, thank you very much. I am not that sure anymore that LH will actually "fold it" into the crappy and confusing experiment that Eurowings is proving to be.... The 'new' 330s will in fact have an upgraded 3-class seating layout...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 24, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 105
Views: 8815

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Comet crash in January 1954, metal fatigue. Amazing that OP missed out what has to be THE most significant crash as far as aircraft design and manufacture is concerned! Also amazing that no-one has mentioned the other big three incidents influencing design and manufacture: Amazing that you are with...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 24, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 105
Views: 8815

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Very good thread! Pertinent, intelligent, relevant; with something enriching to be learnt in each post.
Thank You.

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 23, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 572
Views: 67241

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

It does look better & classy s well. Until you squeeze into the coach seats. Then the class part dies. Are these actually worse than the before ones??.. No, all of AC's 789s have 298 seats. All of AC's widebody aircraft are either 30 or 31inch pitch in Y, with the exception of the 763. KrisYYZ ...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 23, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 572
Views: 67241

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Very nice. Good job. Looks professional, classy and elegant. It also incorporates several cues of previous AC liveries and (to me, at least) appears a tad more formal than the blueish icicle one. For some reason it immediately reminded me of AC Vickers Vanguards... It does look better & classy ...

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by oldannyboy
Mon May 15, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3414

Re: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?

Again, many thanks to everyone. Fantastic to have people share their memories....

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by oldannyboy
Sat May 13, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3414

Re: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?

It was 24 June 1971, our high school group was to fly a DC8-63 stretch from the old North Terminal at JFK to London-Gatwick. It was my first time overseas (first of hundreds now). We were delayed and spent the night in the terminal and left the next morning. It was a thrill I remember to this day -...

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by oldannyboy
Sat May 13, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3414

Re: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?

oldannyboy: I flew on TV - Transamerica Airlines at that time - on two flights in the summer of 1985: DFW to Honolulu and return; Honolulu to DFW one week later. The service operated once per week and the routing was St. Louis - DFW - Honolulu on Saturday; returning Honolulu - DFW - St. Louis the s...

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by oldannyboy
Sat May 13, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?
Replies: 36
Views: 8147

Re: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?

People have answered the question above, however for me the 720 was the first aircraft I ever flew on: 1979 Monarch Boeing 720B I too logged the OM's (that was Monarch's code back ten!) 720 at some point in those years! I still to this day remember landing in a very quiet, wind-swept Luton on an a ...

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 12, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?
Replies: 36
Views: 8147

Re: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?

Some of the very last 720s were operated by Danish airline Conair, which I remember were still regularly plying the "sun routes" in 1986-87. But boy, they were considered really ancient by then...

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3414

Re: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?

I don't know much beyond what you have already said, but there was a book written by a Trans International/TransAmerica flight attendant called, "Crisscrossing The Globe" that you might want to read. She wrote all about her years with them and it gives some details on their operation. Tha...

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 12, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3414

Re: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?

If you Google Trans International Airlines, there's a pretty good 'blog' of trip reports, flight logs and pictures from the 1970s by a flight attendant. Can't get to the link just now on my end. Here is the site, old school and it is an impressive report of her career - http://www.poochiepals.com/T...

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 12, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?
Replies: 36
Views: 8147

Re: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?

Ok, saying that in 2017 B707s are still flying regularly is a bit of a stretch really... back to topic: by the mid-80s those few 720s left flying were really old gas guzzlers and these were replaced with newer types at the end of their lives' cycles, and the were subsequently broken up. They were al...

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 12, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3414

Re: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?

Thanks everyone for the great input!! Very interesting links there!!
This is why I love A.net!

Thanks and regards,

Danny

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by oldannyboy
Fri May 12, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 72
Views: 9290

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

The fact that Australian law is such (for the time being) is irrelevant to the discussion. Laws can be changed. And thankfully society changes all the time. What was legal and acceptable 50 years ago in some countries (racial discrimination for example) is no longer so thankfully, and positive chan...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 11, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3414

Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?

I have clear and fond memories of seeing their bright green painted DC-8s, DC-10s and 747s in a variety of airports in the '70s and '80s.... Back then it was a pretty well established and respected name in the industry, and was also seen as a bit of a pioneer for cheap transatlantic flights (charter...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 11, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arkia New Livery
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Arkia New Livery

It's pretty nice actually! I like it!

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 11, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Airways Fleet repaint...?
Replies: 18
Views: 1749

Re: Thomson Airways Fleet repaint...?

This is terrible re-branding exercise that screams vengeance from day one. Doing away with the Thomson name for a blunt schizoid acronym like TUI is bad, but doing the same to a classy name with a heritage (Britannia, that is) was inexcusable. What is the big deal of keeping separate names for sepa...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 11, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 72
Views: 9290

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

I'm always amazed that people for some reason think it's ok to hold back on gay rights, that it's OK to discriminate, that people shouldn't 'impose their views on people who disagree'. Why is it different to other minority rights? It makes me very sad that people will throw gay people under the bus...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 11, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 72
Views: 9290

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

Seems to me public company CEO should not be bringing their personal opinions (particularly on controversial topics) to the forefront. Public stance on non business topics potentially harm an enterprise particularly of about such controversial social issues when there are clearly going to be substa...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 11, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 72
Views: 9290

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

Lighten up. Everything doesn't have to be some political/gender/race/religion issue.
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Except in this case it totally is.

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 11, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 72
Views: 9290

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

I hope that old retarded wrinkled christian taliban gets some jail time. Kudos to Mr Joyce for keeping the cool. As a gay man I strongly believe that gay men/women in similar positions to that of Mr Joyce can and should advocate for gay rights and spread the message that we gay people are equally su...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 11, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
Replies: 72
Views: 9290

Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

This was an attack because of their viewpoint on gay marriage. Seems to me public company CEO should not be bringing their personal opinions (particularly on controversial topics) to the forefront. Public stance on non business topics potentially harm an enterprise particularly of about such contro...

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 11, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2144

Re: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?

Not sure how people can perceive a 9-across 787 to be an upgrade from an A330... still....

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by oldannyboy
Thu May 11, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Airways Fleet repaint...?
Replies: 18
Views: 1749

Re: Thomson Airways Fleet repaint...?

This is terrible re-branding exercise that screams vengeance from day one. Doing away with the Thomson name for a blunt schizoid acronym like TUI is bad, but doing the same to a classy name with a heritage (Britannia, that is) was inexcusable. What is the big deal of keeping separate names for separ...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 10, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 Years ago Today: Fokker F28 First Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 2205

Re: 50 Years ago Today: Fokker F28 First Flight

Always loved this friendly plane, but it was extremely loud in my experience. Almost as noisy as a BAC 1-11 or Trident. A wonderful thunder that could still be heard when the plane was long out of sight. Yes, indeed from the outside it was. The three types did in fact share the same basic engine ty...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 10, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 Years ago Today: Fokker F28 First Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 2205

Re: 50 Years ago Today: Fokker F28 First Flight

dc9northwest wrote:
Will Rekkof restart production?


Not a chance. It's become a bit of joke around here...

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by oldannyboy
Wed May 10, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 Years ago Today: Fokker F28 First Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 2205

Re: 50 Years ago Today: Fokker F28 First Flight

I loved flying on the F-28! Such a characterful personality! I loved the performance...the spirited, powerful, steep take-offs.. It felt very robust and maneuverable. I recall a particularly 'sporty' pilot on a SAS F-28 that clearly enjoyed flying the bird and decided..err..'to share some of the fun...

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 09, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 213
Views: 26249

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

Only chance I see for BBD is to sell more planes out of Canada and prove the viability of the project.


personally not aware of any CS flying within Canada. Just sayin'..

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by oldannyboy
Tue May 09, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017
Replies: 51
Views: 5676

Re: VARIG tribute - 1927-2017

Thank you for the thread, I'm happy to see that we are not forgotten. I was a proud RG's Cabin Crew until mid 1990s, I flew all those beauties starting from the L188 doing CGH SDU Shuttle Service to long haul routes and if one of you guys was my passenger I'm sure you had a fine flight because I lo...

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