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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 104
Views: 11016

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

the delayed EZY timetable launch for GLA apparently is a damp squib with 'rearranging the deckchairs'... anyone heard anything else? Schedule out this coming Thur Think they'll pull another Ryanair and move it all to EDI? haha If you want to close EDI down completely and chase other airlines away, ...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7025

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

Is the RR engine killing resale value on these frames? Only Swift Air seems to be operating ex-BA 763s (all of which also operated for QF). I'd say so, and I don't think they can be wingletted either because of weight/structural issues pertaining to the RB-211 choice ? The issue with winglets is th...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7025

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Is the RR engine killing resale value on these frames? Only Swift Air seems to be operating ex-BA 763s (all of which also operated for QF).


I'd say so, and I don't think they can be wingletted either because of weight/structural issues pertaining to the RB-211 choice ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner storage & scrapping, who pays ?
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Airliner storage & scrapping, who pays ?

Good supplementary questions folks, I guess I'm not the only one curious about how this all works ? ;-)

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner storage & scrapping, who pays ?
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Airliner storage & scrapping, who pays ?

Just something I've been wondering about ? When an airline sends an aircraft to a storage/boneyard facility for long term storage I take it the airline pays for such a service. But when aircraft are sent for scrapping, does the airline still pay or does said boneyard buy the aircraft from these airl...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7025

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

Last info I saw regarding 767 withdrawal was like this (this is few months old and may have changed) G-BNWA planned withdrawal July 18 G-BNWB planned withdrawal August 18 G-BNWX planned withdrawal September 18 G-BZHC planned withdrawal October 18 G-BNWZ planned withdrawal November 18 G-BZHA planned ...

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by JannEejit
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Icelandair livery coming
Replies: 163
Views: 28156

Re: New Icelandair livery coming

Let there be no mistake: the belly is grey. https://imagr.eu/up/UmBs5_DXNU7GjWsAAFTDe.jpg https://twitter.com/airwayslive/status/969211752733921280 Can't help thinking if Lufthansa had painted their engine nacelles in 'Lufthansa yellow' and added this stylish grey underbelly, they'd have the new li...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28211

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

If precedent is anything to go by IAG would have to offer slots to new entrants on overlapping routes such as LGW-JFK. If IAG does buy Norwegian it would transform IAG’s presence at LGW. Norwegian has about 40 departures a day at LGW and you can be confident IAG would not want easyJet to get those ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Retrojet no more
Replies: 6
Views: 2154

Re: KLM Retrojet no more

This is old news methinks, pretty sure there was a thread running a couple of months ago at least ? IIRC the main discussion was that the 90th anniversary livery had run it's course and that yes there would more than likely be a 100th anniversary livery on one or more aircraft.

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by JannEejit
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28211

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

If precedent is anything to go by IAG would have to offer slots to new entrants on overlapping routes such as LGW-JFK. If IAG does buy Norwegian it would transform IAG’s presence at LGW. Norwegian has about 40 departures a day at LGW and you can be confident IAG would not want easyJet to get those ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28211

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

Guys, based on the press release of IAG themselves, it seems to me that IAG is saying that they are not having talks with Norwegian and that they don't plan to buy a minority stake in Norwegian. This is what their press release says: "IAG confirms that no such discussions have taken place to d...

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by JannEejit
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian
Replies: 227
Views: 28211

Re: IAG considering placing a bid for Norwegian

What was the last massively debt ridden airline in competition that IAG purchased... BMI ? Look what happened to them, debranded, fleet absorbed into BA, part of the business (BMI-R) sold on. This is interesting news, but I can't help but see a similar fate for Norwegian. The Russians have a saying ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 4043

Re: What if 9/11 hijackers got on airbus planes?

I don't think it would have made a difference. These guys were going to do what they did one way or another. Aircraft type wouldn't have prevented it. I'm just taking a wild guess here, but perhaps the OP is asking if the hijackers suddenly found themselves in a cockpit with sidesticks instead of g...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30328

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Like taking spoiled meat and reheating it in the microwave. There you have the CO turd ball. The herpes of liveries. Yeah we get it, you're a United fan, you hate the fact the airline has a 'merger' livery and not a bespoke 'United' one. An all original livery will come eventually I'm sure, in the ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 212
Views: 34211

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

Not sure if this question has been asked amongst this long running debate, but at what stage exactly was it decided the new BER was going to be too small and unfit for purpose,surely someone must have realised well before a single ounce of concrete was poured ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12377

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Why not? Anywhere else would do the same. You haven't had the misfortune of being stuck on the M8 motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh have you ? :shock: ;) :D If you have you'll understand why I'm keen for some of Scotland's major air routes to remain at Glasgow instead of being aggressively hoo...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12377

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Could EK serve EDI? Maybe even with one of the Glasgow flights when the upgrade work is done. Well given EDI's attempt in recent years to host ALL of Scotland's major air routes, you'd have to think Gordon Dewar will be off to Dubai soon to place an offer on the table... Why not? Anywhere else woul...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12377

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

bergkampsticket wrote:
Could EK serve EDI? Maybe even with one of the Glasgow flights when the upgrade work is done.


Well given EDI's attempt in recent years to host ALL of Scotland's major air routes, you'd have to think Gordon Dewar will be off to Dubai soon to place an offer on the table...

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by JannEejit
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Etihad cancels EDI
Replies: 68
Views: 12377

Re: Unconfirmed: Etihad cancels EDI

Interesting if it turns out to be true, back when Etihad and Qatar began rival services from EDI alongside the established Emirates service from GLA, it was widely predicted that one would not last. Again if true, then the prediction was for Etihad to quit first.

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by JannEejit
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10583

Re: What airline had the first Website?

I was going to suggest one of the loco's with their giant billboard URL's painted on their fleet. EasyJet sprang to mind until I remembered they only had a huge phone number down the sides of their 737's in the early mid 90's era. Which begs the question, who had the first URL plastered across their...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4362

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

Yep, and how long til the tit for tat game starts searching British planes in Russia followed by gradual withdrawal of services ?

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emirates April's Fool
Replies: 17
Views: 1800

Re: Emirates April's Fool

Wasn't this a Virgin Atlantic 'prank' a few years ago ?

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR
Replies: 16
Views: 4362

Re: Apparent search of an Aeroflot airliner at LHR

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43606085
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Well it's now one of the top stories on BBC News tonight, so it either happened or it's a game of April Fools...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43606085

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5198

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

I can almost hear it now..."I want my G&T with a slice of sex-appeal served by a nice looking dolly-bird.." Grow up. Mark I think the only place you're 'almost hearing' that is in your own head Mark. Perhaps deal yourself a dose of your own advice here...? ;-) Only if you completely f...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5198

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

bananaboy wrote:
I can almost hear it now..."I want my G&T with a slice of sex-appeal served by a nice looking dolly-bird.."

Grow up.
Mark


I think the only place you're 'almost hearing' that is in your own head Mark. Perhaps deal yourself a dose of your own advice here...? ;-)

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5198

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

I prefer the more feminine look of the classic skirt and fitted jacket. No not in some boorish, male chauvinistic, sexist way, so please don't respond in that way. I find it to be a more elegant and timeless look than trousers. Yes, I completely agree. That’s nice you prefer that - but I assume you...

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by JannEejit
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5198

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

That's a shame. Why is that a shame?! Pathetic. Finally CX joins the rest of the world. I wonder if we’ll ever see SQ, GA, D7 or MH etc do the same? I prefer the more feminine look of the classic skirt and fitted jacket. No not in some boorish, male chauvinistic, sexist way, so please don't respond...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 33056

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

I too am growing tired of this debate, I will try to 'bullet point' my main thoughts and contributions to this and these discussions. I think the livery redesign is lazy and unoriginal (see the many similar schemes already referenced) If it was original it would be ok, but it's not even that. It's a...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.
Replies: 26
Views: 5139

Re: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.

Yeah, I think some people need to get back to what the actual definition of "UFO" is and stop watching so many Spielberg movies. As we know the only credible 'ET' up there is likely to have originated in Abu Dhabi... ;-) Think you mean Addis Ababa? Correct and yes I really should have pai...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.
Replies: 26
Views: 5139

Re: Two Commercial Pilots Had a Close Encounter With a Possible UFO Over Arizona.

Yeah, I think some people need to get back to what the actual definition of "UFO" is and stop watching so many Spielberg movies. As we know the only credible 'ET' up there is likely to have originated in Abu Dhabi... ;-)

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 260
Views: 33056

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Who cares about a livery today anyway? Not Lufthansa, not Iberia, not Japan Airlines, not China Eastern... Who does care... ? Icelandair, Loganair, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, Brussels, Eurowings, plenty more. And whilst I realise I am talking about 'special liveries' in some of these examples (not re...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 687
Views: 234933

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

If you look at the Air France colours, their aircraft have a lot of white, but they have bright colours on the fin and a little on the fuselage so they don't look too bad IMHO.. I have looked at many 'eurowhite' liveries recently and concluded that the ones that employ a third colour seem to work b...

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by JannEejit
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24368

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

So BA so British I've heard similar comments about BA in various contexts over the years and about the Landor livery in particular. I often wonder if any of these comments are made by anyone with any actual experience of 'Great Britain' other than loose perceptions picked up by watching the likes o...

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by JannEejit
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 15830

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

More ex Air Berlin fleet by any chance, or were those all 332's ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2
Replies: 70
Views: 16205

Re: The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2

Love it, and G-BOAG was coincidentally the first Concorde I ever saw for real, albeit moving very much slower at the time and in her 'British' Negus colours.

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by JannEejit
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Split Scimitar winglet customers
Replies: 28
Views: 4316

Re: Split Scimitar winglet customers

http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com/p ... prices.php
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I just had a quick look at the APB product page and can find no references to the 757 Scimitar product, only traditional blended winglets. Have they taken it 'off market' ?

http://www.aviationpartnersboeing.com/p ... prices.php

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by JannEejit
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Split Scimitar winglet customers
Replies: 28
Views: 4316

Re: Split Scimitar winglet customers

How many 757 operators have adopted the new scimitar winglet tip ? I only note Icelandair and United so far. Was there ever a plan to make the 757 version a full split version like the 737 or was it only ever going to adopt the 'bat wing tip' ? I'm assuming relatively low fuel costs and imminent ret...

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by JannEejit
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair fleet age
Replies: 20
Views: 3602

Re: Ryanair fleet age

Does Ryanair still receive their 738's with slightly derated engines to save on wear and maintenance ?

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by JannEejit
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA57 G-XLEC return LHR
Replies: 1
Views: 782

Re: BA57 G-XLEC return LHR

Was watching on FR24, from the point they turned round. Quite a bit of fuel dumping, there must be a smell of jet-A around the Isle of Wight tonight !

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by JannEejit
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.
Replies: 16
Views: 2852

Re: Cans of beer on a US domestic flight.

Hah, you know what I'd love ? If every beer can sold on a flight was recycled from aircraft aluminium and a bit like how fresh cuts of meat are traceable back to the farm and livestock they came from, if each beer can bore the reg and a picture/brief biog about the aircraft it came from. OK, I'll mo...

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by JannEejit
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018
Replies: 123
Views: 25628

Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Airbus A330-200, ex Air Berlin/LTU D-ALPA now G-VMNK with Virgin Atlantic arrived at Glasgow today from Manchester for some training flights around Scotland. I managed a few photos... https://farm1.staticflickr.com/790/39986797175_0b06d51e25_c.jpg Virgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 2 by Allen McLaughlin ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30328

Re: Rumor: UA to indroduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

Maybe when United operate the Boeing 797 'in the coming years' we'll see a new livery?

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19
Replies: 26
Views: 3535

Re: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19

Can we speculate further re-branding of the Irish flag carrier for 2019 and beyond (e.g: an update/replacement of their 1996 livery and logo, new advertising slogans, etc.)? Perhaps both BA and Aer Lingus will look at introducing a new livery, but please though don't let it follow recent trends of ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19
Replies: 26
Views: 3535

Re: Aer Lingus announce new uniforms for Spring '19

Can we speculate further re-branding of the Irish flag carrier for 2019 and beyond (e.g: an update/replacement of their 1996 livery and logo, new advertising slogans, etc.)? Perhaps both BA and Aer Lingus will look at introducing a new livery, but please though don't let it follow recent trends of ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 35927

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

KLDC10 wrote:
EK413 wrote:
1st MD-11F D-ALCB
EK413


Impressive looking tail! I can't wait to see the whole aircraft.


You're already looking at the best bit ! ;-)

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by JannEejit
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How big was the Space Shuttle compared to modern commercial airliners?
Replies: 36
Views: 5073

Re: How big was the Space Shuttle compared to modern commercial airliners?

Here's a few comparison shots using Shuttle, 747 transporter, 767-200, 737-200 and an Embraer E-190 from my 1:400 scale model collection, Granted it's not as big as I remember having not seen it since 1983 when I was a 12 year old, but my memory of it was being a pretty decent sized craft. I reckon...

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by JannEejit
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How big was the Space Shuttle compared to modern commercial airliners?
Replies: 36
Views: 5073

Re: How big was the Space Shuttle compared to modern commercial airliners?

https://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/sys ... biter.html


my god. basing the size on something as compared to "1:400" models is hilarious.


How so ? As long as the scale is uniform it makes perfect sense.
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stlgph wrote:
"about the same size and weight as a DC9"

https://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/sys ... biter.html


my god. basing the size on something as compared to "1:400" models is hilarious.


How so ? As long as the scale is uniform it makes perfect sense.

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by JannEejit
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How big was the Space Shuttle compared to modern commercial airliners?
Replies: 36
Views: 5073

Re: How big was the Space Shuttle compared to modern commercial airliners?

airbazar wrote:
It was as long as a 737-700 and as wide as a 747.


That's probably the most sensible way of putting it. ;-)

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by JannEejit
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How big was the Space Shuttle compared to modern commercial airliners?
Replies: 36
Views: 5073

Re: How big was the Space Shuttle compared to modern commercial airliners?

Here's a few comparison shots using Shuttle, 747 transporter, 767-200, 737-200 and an Embraer E-190 from my 1:400 scale model collection, Granted it's not as big as I remember having not seen it since 1983 when I was a 12 year old, but my memory of it was being a pretty decent sized craft. I reckon ...

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