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by JannEejit
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary
Replies: 82
Views: 5516

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

Still never flown on one, I had a quick look round a BA 744 at Heathrow maintenance base a few years ago but still never been up in one. I really need to remedy that soon.

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by JannEejit
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 448
Views: 70937

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Will the 757's even get the new livery though ? They're due to be replaced by the new A321Neo fleet soon are they not ? Or is the new livery designed to be a convenient 'return to lessor' uniform white with minimal repaint required ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 128
Views: 21818

Re: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

What Maggie actually said that day was something along the lines of "We fly the flag in this country". The irony of her covering the 'Botswana' design wasn't lost on many either. Completely misunderstanding (like many) the point of the 'world's favourite airline' demonstrating it's global ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 128
Views: 21818

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

lostsound wrote:
Landor retro on the A350-1000 would be phenomenal.


Yet they are "alleged" to be launching a new BA livery on the A350 this year too.

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by JannEejit
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 128
Views: 21818

Re: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Go on, do a nice Negus & Negus 744 !

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by JannEejit
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scottish Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Re: Scottish Aviation Thread - 2019

Advance take up on the new Loganair GLA-DUS service has been so good that they've decided to start a week earlier than announced, overlapping the outgoing Eurowings service.

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by JannEejit
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAG's next conquest?
Replies: 28
Views: 4080

Re: IAG's next conquest?

So that's a definetly/maybe then... ;)

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by JannEejit
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAG's next conquest?
Replies: 28
Views: 4080

Re: IAG's next conquest?

They're in talks to buy Norwegian. Do not post on this forum if you're not an expert. I thought they'd abandoned plans to buy Norwegian and were actively trying to sell their stake holding ? Buy hey, I'm no expert ! From what I recall reading they are still in talks. AY would be the obvious target ...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAG's next conquest?
Replies: 28
Views: 4080

Re: IAG's next conquest?

They won't be buying another airline. They have lots of expansion possibilities with LEVEL and lots to work thru with brexit when those plans are finalized. They're in talks to buy Norwegian. Do not post on this forum if you're not an expert. I thought they'd abandoned plans to buy Norwegian and we...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 448
Views: 70937

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Faro wrote:
Thank God the green is staying...no more of the dreaded Eurowhite...


Faro

But this Aer Lingus livery, if correct, introduces a huge swathe of Eurowhite !

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by JannEejit
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 448
Views: 70937

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

If there's a hint of metallic hue about the green, like Virgin red or Air Transat blue it could work. Otherwise it's a bit meh...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 325
Views: 52272

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

Just from BBC news... ...the fleet will be rebranded as Virgin Atlantic and intention is to feed LHR and MAN and drop “odd” routes That's got be worryingly uncertain for people who rely on FlyBe's flights on routes such as SOU-EDI. I'm sure the likes of Loganair and FlyBmi are looking on with inter...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 325
Views: 52272

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

How much of Flybe fleet assets is airline owned versus lessor owned ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BE being bought for £2.2m by a consortium including VS, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital
Replies: 325
Views: 52272

Re: Updated: VS To Be Largest Shareholder In New Airline Group Comprising BE And RE

avier wrote:
So what are they going to be rebranded as? BE Virgin Or Virgin BE :D


They are going to 'BE' Virgin Atlantic according to reports. Some of those Q400's must be getting their 3rd or 4th livery !

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by JannEejit
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAG's next conquest?
Replies: 28
Views: 4080

Re: IAG's next conquest?

Perhaps to appease political tensions they could launch a new offshoot 'European' airline using former BA 747's as they retire ? They could design a special 'Euro' livery of IAG all over white with a blue wrap-around tail with yellow stars on it ? Oh hang on a minute... ? :P :lol: 8-)

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by JannEejit
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 448
Views: 70937

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

by738 wrote:
.... Dr Willie Walsh ?!


The Bishop of Killaloe ? :lol:

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by JannEejit
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 448
Views: 70937

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I was looking at pics of the Air Belgium A340 earlier and thinking it's a predominantly white livery that works because of the interesting use of the national colours in a flowing ribbon effect and also the 'ever so en vogue' black racoon eyes cockpit shroud. Can't help but think IAG could adopt a s...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 7766

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Is Icelandair's first Max 9 in or out of paintshop ? I believe it's scheduled for a February delivery ?

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by JannEejit
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports known by code vs by name
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Airports known by code vs by name

maiYYZ wrote:
Here @ YYZ most people mention Pearson, not Toronto or Why why zed.


Personally I think they should rename it to Toronto-Rush International ... :-)

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by JannEejit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 55
Views: 7557

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

Ryanair earlier in 2018, threatened this to GLA in a row with the UK government over Air Passenger Duty. Whilst most of the routes have indeed gone over winter and no 'based' aircraft any more. Several of the supposedly gone routes will return in 2019. I think Ryanair's policy of threat and retreat ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jet2Holidays and Allegiant Air - Exact Same Liveries!
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: jet2Holidays and Allegiant Air - Exact Same Liveries!

The Allegiant 757's were ex Britannia/Thomson fleet. They got sold to Allegiant and painted up in base livery. Allegiant then deferred entry into service and Jet2 leased them for a year or two, applying their decals which became an interim livery. Then they just started using it on their other aircr...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports known by code vs by name
Replies: 23
Views: 887

Re: Airports known by code vs by name

Glasgow, GLA known commonly as Glasgow-International or Glasgow Airport (as opposed to Glasgow-Prestwick). GLA is actually in my home town of Paisley, so us locals jokingly refer to it as Paisley International or Abbotsinch in reference to the area of town it resides in.

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by JannEejit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Engineering Cardiff
Replies: 26
Views: 4030

Re: BA Engineering Cardiff

There's an ongoing 'city deal' project to build a new aviation business park at the east end of the GLA campus, including engineering and maintenance facilties. The masterplan for the airport would suggest BAMG could be relocated here to make it's current site available for any required expansion of...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hotels with a view at LAX
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Hotels with a view at LAX

Hi folks, I'm planning flying over from Scotland for a few days spotting and photography at LAX in the springtime and wondered which of the airport hotels would offer a decent view across the airport for a bit of window viewing as well as all the rest I'm planning to do. Not been in LA since 2002 an...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scottish Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1275

Re: Scottish Aviation Thread - 2019

Slightly anxious at their expansion with old Embraears unless theyre a bit like old BA 744's and fully paid off and despite higher fuel costs have lower overall operating costs. Their operational limits to SYY must be marginal in their (often) bad weather. I expect once EDI EK starts to improve the...

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by JannEejit
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 37988

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Given that the SSJ is part Western (Italian) why isn't there a decent after sales facility emanating from there ?

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by JannEejit
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 448
Views: 70937

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

541447 I want the Landor livery back. Then all the other IAG airlines can do whatever they want. It's not like EI or IB ever had a real nice livery. So whatever they do, it's probably an improvement. Just gimme that damn Landor livery back BA! At least paint a few retro liveries. BOAC would be nice...

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by JannEejit
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.
Replies: 63
Views: 12241

Re: Dad books 6 flights to spend Xmas with FA daughter.

What a wonderful thing for a father to do.

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 448
Views: 70937

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I saw a pic somewhere the other day of a leased Avro RJ85 operating from Cityjet for EI at DUB. It was all white with a simple green tail shamrock and Aer Lingus titles, the same as current style but green. My first thought was that it was a sneak preview. I may be right yet... ;-) http://smiliner....

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 448
Views: 70937

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

I saw a pic somewhere the other day of a leased Avro RJ85 operating from Cityjet for EI at DUB. It was all white with a simple green tail shamrock and Aer Lingus titles, the same as current style but green. My first thought was that it was a sneak preview. I may be right yet... ;-) http://smiliner.c...

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by JannEejit
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lady at CLT
Replies: 81
Views: 18507

Re: Lufthansa Lady at CLT

Well if as suggested the lady suffered a personal loss following a Lufthansa aircraft incident then it wouldn't be beyond the realms of reason to suppose her actions are the result of a protracted or depressive bereavement process, something in itself that can have a profound negative effect on the ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67983

Re: Gatwick drone closures

I guess we'll know if the actual perpetrators have been caught, if the airport is not subject to further drone attacks in the coming hours.

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by JannEejit
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 259
Views: 16417

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

Loganair have embarked upon a research project with Cranfield University aimed at electrically powering their Britten Norman Islanders, used for extremely short hops between the various Orkney Islands.

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by JannEejit
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 67983

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

An inbound Westjet 767 has diverted to Glasgow too.

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by JannEejit
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7940

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Looks like the newspaper link I provided above has been killed off for now. It would seem the press release is embargoed until at least Wednesday which may or may not be a suggestion of 'more to come'. The link is live again, however I am not noticing any other media outlet covering the story as ye...

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by JannEejit
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7940

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Looks like the newspaper link I provided above has been killed off for now. It would seem the press release is embargoed until at least Wednesday which may or may not be a suggestion of 'more to come'.

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by JannEejit
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7940

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/173 ... -new-year/
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Loganair have just announced Dusseldorf from summer 2019 utilising their acquired from BMI Regional Embraer 145.

https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/173 ... -new-year/

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by JannEejit
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7940

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

It's often been described as a "trial period". I suspect the notion of the A380 going permanent all year round will depend on how 2019 goes... ?.

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by JannEejit
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 7039

Re: Great Story Behind the Famous Photo of the Concorde in it's Final Flight

It's the cover shot on the Brian Trubshaw Concorde history book I bought shortly after the last flight. 15 years ago already, jeez oh !

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by JannEejit
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7940

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

A380 to GLA, a rumour no more... https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2018/12/17/emirates-to-operate-a380-to-glasgow-during-dubai-runway-closure/ Also confirmed on Emirates website: https://www.emirates.com/media-centre/emirates-to-operate-a380-to-glasgow I take it the new airbridges w...

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by JannEejit
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 12725

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

ACCS300 wrote:
Livery looks a lot better on the 787 vs the 737! Love the "spirit of Canada" and "proudly Canadian" details!

Being a Canadian airline, I really think there ought to be a 'Spirit of Radio' somewhere in the fleet !

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by JannEejit
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals
Replies: 78
Views: 11099

Re: Has BA been too slow with fleet renewals

I recall a quote from a BA executive type some years after they were launch customer for the Boeing 757, along the lines that 'they'd never be a launch customer again'. I'm not sure what the reasoning behind that was, but maybe they prefer to go for a proven product nowadays ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7940

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

It only takes card payments, but it does mean you can get into the City for £3.60 one way (or less, depending where exactly you're going - like I said, I've found it's actually 10p cheaper to have a ticket for transferring at Central to the Southside than just to the Central) - it's not the most co...

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by JannEejit
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 in Air Berlin livery at LHR 09/Dec/2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Re: A320 in Air Berlin livery at LHR 09/Dec/2018

I pictured this one at GLA last week....

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And this Q400 earlier this year...

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by JannEejit
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today
Replies: 73
Views: 15706

Re: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today

Did Wow cancel (or have cancelled) their A330-Neo order ? I know the CEO birds went away last week...

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by JannEejit
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF St Athan museum
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: RAF St Athan museum

Well they tried it before at RAF Cosford and look how that turned out ! So to answer the question, yes good idea, but unfortunately there's little room for sentiment within the modern airline business. Yes I know there are some exceptions.

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by JannEejit
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loganair Fleet Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: Loganair Fleet Replacement

Don't forget more EMB-145 fleet are expected to replace the Saab 2000's, there's also an ongoing experiment in conjunction with Cranfield University to electrically power the BN Islanders. Exciting times at Loganair.

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by JannEejit
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov
Replies: 136
Views: 24676

Re: BA 767 off to the scrapper 1st Nov

TUI operate G-OBYG 19yrs old currently en route to GOT. It would be fitting to repaint this into TUI-UK precursor Britannia's livery to commemorate the fact Britannia were the first operator in Europe of the 767, when it first flew the 767-200 in early 1984. G-OBYG did itself fly in that 1980's Bri...

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by JannEejit
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with a prosthetic limb.
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Flying with a prosthetic limb.

Having had to undergo a lower leg amputation in August and after several months of rehab, I am now about to embark upon life again sporting a prosthetic leg attachment that replaces my lower right leg/foot up to just below the knee. Naturally I will be aiming to get on a plane again at some point an...

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