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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's
Replies: 80
Views: 11680

Re: Kuwait Airways signs agreement to purchase 8 A330-800neo's

This probably paves the way for some other carriers' A332s to get replaced by A338s. I've always thought a big problem with the A338 is that the replacement cycle for most A332s is a good decade away still. My thoughts too, and not unlike the 757-200 scenario that lead to the line closure, when in ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off
Replies: 52
Views: 14474

Re: Air India Express 737 gets massive gash on belly on take off

So you fly so low you hit a wall, don't apparently notice this, are informed by ATC something is amiss but continue to fly for FOUR HOURS to Mumbai ??? Looking forward to reading this report.

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by JannEejit
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"
Replies: 22
Views: 5690

Re: Thomas Cook paint "gaffe"

OK, who remembers the Airbus A340-600 demonstrator 'Longer. Larger , Fart' ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 9588

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

santos wrote:
There’s been a thread about it already, plus the link doesn’t work properly


My malware protection gave me a trojan warning when I clicked on it.

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by JannEejit
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet ordering the Cseries?
Replies: 17
Views: 5354

Re: Easyjet ordering the Cseries?

Every time I see that ad on tv I instantly think how much of a 'generic' aircraft it looks like. Within reason it could be anything and I doubt either Easyjet or the ad agency are too worried about it slightly resembling an A220 which in all truthfulness does indeed resemble an A320. But to answer t...

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8371

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

Still not clear why reduction so early in a routes launch Because not enough seats sold, despite certain EDI fans claiming the GLA flights were being propped up by Edinburgh based travellers. It's entirely possible EDI is not the Scottish commercial aviation 'centre of the universe' it's management...

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8371

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

Can anyone shine light on the bookings of this service so far? I was under the impression that the GLA traffic would reduce due to the fact that EDI is starting. You could consider it as the 3rd daily GLA service that was being touted for a while. GLA is one of their best performing UK regional rou...

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by JannEejit
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 7141

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

Some of the theatrics performed by people who have missed their flights can be quite impressive indeed. I've seen threats, violence, complete emotional breakdowns....this one though, a whole new level. The passenger is an imbecile, taking his life in his hands like that. He's not an imbecile, he's ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220
Replies: 35
Views: 11581

Re: Migrating birds declare war on Cseries/A220

Tominjsh wrote:
Lot of migrating going on here in last days- cranes, geese, swans, possibly cows from Finland as well


God help the aircraft that colides with a cow at 4000ft ! :lol:

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by JannEejit
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh
Replies: 111
Views: 21302

Re: Aer Lingus Announces Upcoming Brand Refresh

Here’s hoping it’s more green and less white! Maybe.. but I predict more eurowhite for the livery. There is a program within IAG to make all shorthaul planes (A320 family) largely interoperable and easily interchangeable. That means all new A320 Series aircraft will be identical with "a little...

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by JannEejit
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian closing EDI base
Replies: 27
Views: 6525

Re: Norwegian closing EDI base

I think Norwegian underestimated the effect of the APD on their flights, specially since they serve the same destinations from Dublin without APD. This causes a significant price difference. For people from Edinburgh it is cheaper to first fly to Dublin and then self-transfer to Norwegian TATL ther...

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by JannEejit
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 26197

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Do we know which of the three ANA colour schemes will be painted first ?

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by JannEejit
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8371

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

APD is a UK airport wide tax yet seems to getting bandied about by various airlines as an excuse for shutting down routes, particularly in Scotland where Ryanair have slashed the number of GLA routes for next summer (but have just announced reinstating at least some of them), now Norwegian and Emira...

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by JannEejit
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8371

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

I had no idea about this. Something as big as Emirates launching EDI would be been something I'd know about! Like ScottishDavie, something must be wrong advertising wise if local av geeks had no idea. Seriously ? Have you been overseas on some tiny unoccupied island for six months ? It's been discu...

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by JannEejit
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?
Replies: 43
Views: 8371

Re: EK's EDI flight not performing to expectation ?

EDI is my local airport and I wasn't aware this is happening. If an aviation fan like me doesn't know, there's something wrong with the publicity. Are you seriously claiming to be an Edinburgh local AV fan who hasn't heard Emirates are opening up a DXB service in October or do you mean you didn't h...

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by JannEejit
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 14572

Re: Cathay Pacific Rebranding??

What next in this great cost saving trend..? Merican Airlines, Virgin Atlatic, Emrates, Unted ? :lol:

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by JannEejit
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4064

Re: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?

Eurowings Q400 at Glasgow recently...

ImageP1410325 (2) by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

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by JannEejit
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?
Replies: 17
Views: 4064

Re: Air Berlin livery A320 spotted at DUB?

The daily DUS-GLA Eurowings service is still often a fully AB liveried Q400.

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by JannEejit
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 21558

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

WIederling wrote:
Varsity1 wrote:
Wow, Wings look huge!


A whiff of Brabazon is in the air :-)


I was just about to post the exact same.

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by JannEejit
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last BA 767 Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6662

Re: Last BA 767 Flights

I just read a post on a BA related Facebook page from someone suggesting the 767 will continue on beyond November. I presume if true it's to provide 787 cover, anyone in the know here ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 82
Views: 13963

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

A BA training manager I was working with at Heathrow back in July 2013, the week the A380 arrived told me they evaluated the 747-8 but it failed to come up to expectations.

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by JannEejit
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Invalid log in credentials ?
Replies: 0
Views: 477

Invalid log in credentials ?

I can't log in via my laptop which has somehow logged me out (doing this via my phone). It's saying 'Invalid credentials" when I type in my correct log in info. I have changed password, same result then again, also same result. Any ideas ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 11037

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

Yeah JetMagic, I forgot about them. Pretty close resemblance. So how many airlines have had three liveries in operation at the same time ?

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cityflyer adding four E190
Replies: 31
Views: 4899

Re: BA Cityflyer adding four E190

What's the split between E170 and E190 now at BA ? Is the larger aircraft a better prospect for them than the 170 ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 3583

Re: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?

I suppose the closest a civilian airliner has come to inflight refuelling is the US Presidential VC-25, aka 'Air Force One' even though it's technically a military aircraft and I remember reading somewhere recently that it's never actually performed one. Other air force activity involving inflight r...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 11962

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

If only the Brits would start tipping then all would be fine, they along with the Canadians DON'T TIP That's purely cultural though, there's no mandatory tipping culture in the UK (and presumably Canada too ?) where it's presumed service industry staff are paid sufficiently to provide service. You ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 11962

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

The fact is, those 'chavs' have probably saved up for years to be able to afford that one dream holiday to give their kids an experience they won't forget. . Doesn't everyone have to save up for years to afford Virgin Holidays ? :shock: Apart of course from the ones who took the more affordable opt...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 3583

Re: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?

And once you add a refuelling probe to your aircraft, are you looking at re-certification costs too ?

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo
Replies: 21
Views: 4520

Re: easyJet A321neo Boasts Leather Seats in Contrast to A320neo

I remember travelling on BA 737-400's with nice blue leather seating throughout. I suppose you either look at it as 'premium touch' or as something durable that offers long life value for money. Then again it could be faked up plastic based "leather" ? I have a couple of jackets made the s...

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on with this supersonic TU-144?
Replies: 17
Views: 4423

Re: What's going on with this supersonic TU-144?

I'll take a guess, given the amount of pics of the aircraft taken in various years but all on a similar date in August including one with a caption stating it was taken at 'MAKS 2007' that this is either being cleaned for an airshow/open day or it's an event being put on for said open day by the air...

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by JannEejit
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

In my near 40 years as an aviation enthusiast, I've yet to take a 747 trip, all my long haul has been on 767's and A330's, even a DC-10 or two. I'd like to book a BA LHR-JFK trip sometime in the near future to get that off the bucket list. Can anyone recommend flight numbers or times that guarantee...

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by JannEejit
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

I can’t comment on other airlines but BA is highly unlikely. They know which frame is retiring in which month with all fleet plans and replacements sorted up until February 2024 when the last 747s go. IAG do this a lot and in the future they’ll pick another date and plan all orders and deliveries. ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

With the way oil prices have gone in the last year or so BA and LH could well accelerate retirements. I can’t comment on other airlines but BA is highly unlikely. They know which frame is retiring in which month with all fleet plans and replacements sorted up until February 2024 when the last 747s ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
Replies: 129
Views: 19202

Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

In my near 40 years as an aviation enthusiast, I've yet to take a 747 trip, all my long haul has been on 767's and A330's, even a DC-10 or two. I'd like to book a BA LHR-JFK trip sometime in the near future to get that off the bucket list. Can anyone recommend flight numbers or times that guarantee ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?
Replies: 48
Views: 12698

Re: BA1/2 (LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY) Quietly Cancelled?

JerseyFlyer wrote:
I wonder why they do not plan to borrow EUNB from Titan as scheduled mx cover.


I thought that was part of the deal when BA sold it to Titan or have Titan reconfigured it now ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 11962

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

What cities are the 6 flights coming from? 2x 744 + 1x 333 from LGW 2x 744 from MAN 1x 744 from BFS This happens every Monday, at least during Summer peak, IIRC. Hard to see them all at the gate at the same time, though, as the BFS flight arrives (if on time) at 1740 while one of the LGW 744 depart...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 107
Views: 16548

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

Kind of sums up what's left of the UK aviation industry. We can paint anything as long as it's simple and white. I bet the blue bits were flown in from Germany. The Lufty crew that flew out the A346, left an A330 in it's place for re-painting. I take it the re-painting of the fleet is now moving fo...

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.

How about posting a source. Otherwise, the flight could have been delayed due to a MX issue or some other issue. Not really fair to accuse someone of something and not be able to provide a source. I said in the OP that it was a breaking news story and that there was currently no verifiable source, ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.

andymartin wrote:
The booze must be too cheap up there.


Not since minimum unit alcohol pricing was introduced.

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.

Flightradar shows yesterday UA162 from GLA-EWR had been cancelled and today UA have two flights to EWR (UA162 leaving at 9am and UA2814 leaving at 11am). Perhaps UA2814 is here to bring stranded passengers back to EWR. UA2814 is yesterday's 757 going back to EWR with the stranded passengers. I'm al...

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by JannEejit
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA using QR A330s
Replies: 5
Views: 3897

Re: BA using QR A330s

It's to cover for BA 787's affected by the Rolls Royce engine problem.

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1442
Views: 507371

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Erebus wrote:
About the Union flag on winglets, does Virgin Atlantic still have any aircraft with them? IIRC, they dropped those after their last livery refresh.



Three 744's are still in the previous interim(ish) livery with union flag winglets. They are G-VGAL, G-VROS and G-VROY.

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1442
Views: 507371

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Rumours abound of a new BA livery launching with the A350. I guess we'll need to keep an eye on the tail... It's having the current Union Flag (i.e. the tail logo) put onto the sharklets as well. Nothing major. Source: the internal company forum. There's a picture but doubt I'm allowed to post it. ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Unverified: Another pilot fails alcohol limit at GLA.

News just breaking, this morning's United service UA162, GLA-EWR was cancelled after an alleged removal from aircraft of the captain under suspicion of being over the safe alcohol limit. Passengers were sent to local hotels and the aircraft, a 757-200, N17105 remains on the ground at GLA. I believe ...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1442
Views: 507371

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Rumours abound of a new BA livery launching with the A350. I guess we'll need to keep an eye on the tail...

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by JannEejit
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 179
Views: 19344

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

AEK Athens have today arrived in Glasgow ahead of Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Celtic FC on a chartered Aegean A320, SX-DNE. The aircraft is as I write returning to Athens.

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by JannEejit
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 25992

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45076060
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Now reported on BBC News website.

Switzerland crash: Twenty dead as WW2 plane crash - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45076060

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 25992

20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

How sad andt tragic, I watched Where Eagles Dare again just last week as well My condolences to all involved with these two tragedies.

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 27489

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

Would JFK also be able to claim most Concordes on the ground at the same time, outside of their home bases of LHR and CDG ?

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by JannEejit
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 5042

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

https://pitchfork.com/news/sub-pop-gets-its-own-alaska-airlines-airplane-no-really/ Just, WOW!!! What an awesome idea. I used to work for SubPop during the grunge years and this is so special. Happy 30th SubPop, see you on August 11th :) Those must have been interesting times, I bet you have a tale...

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