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by FabDiva
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5420

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

keesje wrote:
I think the germans should pick it up, they left it there.


Does that mean the UK and US should clean up the ones they left in Germany.

It probably evens out :)

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by FabDiva
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5420

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

There have been some huge evacuations in Germany while large bombs are dealt with, I recall a very large one was found in Hannover last year leading to several thousand people having to leave their homes for the day. UK ones only tend to make the national news if they are large, or if they cause a l...

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by FabDiva
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8168

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

I know this question would be difficult because how long the 767 has been in operation and how many airlines have flown them, but does anyone know what the highest seat count on any 767 has been? I would imagine a 2-4-2 763 probably has more than a normally configured 764 at DAL and UAL? Thomson al...

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by FabDiva
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 191
Views: 47315

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

If it wasn't a mid air collision then the pitot tubes probably iced, but if they did, why the speed fluctuations? Speed didn't fluctuate like that if we take a pitot tube related incident like AF447 iirc. Isn't the FR24 speed the Ground Speed which is calculated by the aircraft's navigation system ...

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by FabDiva
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 26
Views: 3911

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Well I haven't been on a trip this weekend ;) - or for a year or so as I've been clearing credit card debts - I do have trips lined up for March and April though ;) I do tend to write full essays as well as doing video and I prefer to read something without sound when I'm on an early Sunday duty at ...

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by FabDiva
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8168

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

Am I right in thinking that the 2-4-2 config required a strengthened floor at the factory?

Also IIRC HD 767s could turn up on long haul TOM and TCX flights

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by FabDiva
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX
Replies: 104
Views: 20122

Re: A321Neo flying KEF- LAX

Are there a dozen already? I know of Norwegian, WOW, BA (A318s), and a few 752s with DL, UA, and AA. I also know of a few charter airlines, but I'm unable to get to a dozen. In the future, I expect Air Lingus, JetBlue, and then the European airlines. But that is for another date. LIghtsaber Aer Lin...

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by FabDiva
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing out LHR slots
Replies: 42
Views: 6374

Re: Leasing out LHR slots

You can lease them out. Virgin got some flack for demanding remedy slots from the BA/BMI takeover when they were leasing several of their existing slots to other airlines.

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 248
Views: 17347

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

Am I right in thinking that Condos and Time shares are a lot more common in the US as well which means less demand for packages?

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by FabDiva
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 93
Views: 3512

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Big step up from last years 2 domestic flights and a Bus trip to Germany

21/3 - BA - LHR-TXL
23/3 - BA - TXL-LHR
20/4 - EI - BRS - DUB
20/4 - EI - DUB - JFK
24/4 - EI - JFK - DUB
25/4 - EI - DUB - BRS

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by FabDiva
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?
Replies: 13
Views: 2707

Re: How convenient is Embraer's yoke?

It actually works like a Boeing yoke, the whole thing moves for pitch and just the handlebar rotates for roll. IIRC some British designs used this too (Concorde certainly did)

As to how it flies I'm not a pilot.

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A319@LHR question
Replies: 9
Views: 2908

Re: BA A319@LHR question

The former BMI and IIRC the G-GATx ones are bulk loaded, anything ordered by BA new is ULD

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Heading home to Dublin on my last flight of the year - BA LHR-DUB in Club Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 2548

Re: Heading home to Dublin on my last flight of the year - BA LHR-DUB in Club Europe

F27500 wrote:

Surprised at the lack of jetbridge ... doesn't DUB have a new terminal ??


It does, but BA have been moved on to the regional pier at T1. The newer T2 is now Aer Lingus and US precleared flights with everyone else using T1

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by FabDiva
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?
Replies: 52
Views: 5453

Re: Why do LCCs have such small market share in Germany?

I believe package holidays are still pretty big in Germany. Hence TUI DE and Condor doing well as the in house airlines of the tour operators.

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by FabDiva
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries
Replies: 595
Views: 101524

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

I wonder if she's being leaned on by the DUP to intervene in this. The plants in question are in Northern Ireland and possibly in DUP constituencies. For those not familiar with UK politics, after the election disaster left them with a minority government, the Conservatives have essentially bribed t...

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 8528

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

another reason not to fly JetBlue transcon. I mean, why would they buy a plane that cant make it from point A to point B within the USA when you get some gusty winds? Shame on JetBlue. Why did the US Majors acquire 757s that can't make the Westbound Atlantic Crossing in similar conditions. The airc...

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by FabDiva
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit
Replies: 42
Views: 6288

Re: EU-US open skies may not apply to UK post-Brexit

I think it's looking more likely that Easyjet will be moving their HQ from the UK. Probably with a token brass plate company and AOC for UK Domestic rights.

Also would any negotiation be with the EU or all 27 countries individually?

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by FabDiva
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 13005

Re: Why isn't the 764 more successful on TATL flights?

I'd batten down the hatches: you're in for a real storm! Suggesting the 764 may not be perfect is an extreme opinion to hold on here! Of all the idiocy I've seen on this website in the past 12 years, the child threatening to sue people for "defamation of character"(!) because they had a c...

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by FabDiva
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights
Replies: 45
Views: 13122

Re: CBP now checking documents on some domestic flights

I know passports are checked several times when you fly internally in the UK, check in, security and boarding. Is it the same on internal flights in the US. Passports are not checked on UK Domestic flights. Last time I flew Domestic (a few days ago) My ID was checked at Security (after I set the de...

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by FabDiva
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
Replies: 95
Views: 18233

Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

Surely if an aircraft is on the runway (or appears to be in a position where you'll overfly it) wouldn't it be prudent to go around?

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by FabDiva
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

Re: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans

A great trip report. I'm glad that all went well and there was little hassle. easyJet have a few trans crew and Bristol airport staff are usually very chirpy so I don't think you'll get much hassle at all. That's funny about the door! I've never that before. Was it frozen? I've heard the crunch of ...

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by FabDiva
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans
Replies: 5
Views: 2147

UK Domestic with Easy - BRS-EDI plus Travelling while Trans

Hello and welcome to this trip report of my round trip from Bristol to Edinburgh with easyJet I have previously written trip reports on here under a different name, but having come out as transgender I thought I’d start over! Last time I flew (in 2015) I pretended to be male as at the time I didn’t ...

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by FabDiva
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How to get safety cards out of planes
Replies: 7
Views: 2193

Re: How to get safety cards out of planes

I think with Ryanair you'd have to do a lot of careful peeling! ;)

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by FabDiva
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic flights still banned over land, everywhere ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

Re: Supersonic flights still banned over land, everywhere ?

I don't think it was that far off shore - maybe 50-60miles. Growing up on the coast of South Devon we'd hear a sonic boom each evening as the Air France Concordes accelerated over the English channel. Obviously it would have dissipated a bit but it was still enough to rattle the windows. The BA flig...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st 757 and 767
Replies: 44
Views: 6621

Re: 1st 757 and 767

The 757 is single aisle and was meant to be a follow on to the 727. The 753 was suppressed for over a decade as it would have competed with the 762. The 767 is twin aisle and was meant to be an A300 competitor. why didn't they build the 767 wide enough for 2 4 2 in Y then, to be a true competitor? ...

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by FabDiva
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 15410

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Just one so far

February
Bristol - Edinburgh (and return) - Easyjet

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAA - no flight mode please
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: SAA - no flight mode please

It used to be required on UK flights - I think it changed in 2014 as my flights with BA around then had a manual announcement that the regulations had recently changed but the safety video didn't yet reflect it. IIRC the Easyjet Demo said. "If your device has a flight safe mode, it should be en...

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2016 stats
Replies: 23
Views: 1279

Re: Your 2016 stats

0 - Last year I've only managed one trip and that was by land (Group of us hired a coach to a German Music festival - interesting trip though)

Next year I've got one domestic penciled in, but need to sort a new passport out when I get supporting paperwork (joy of being Trans)

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by FabDiva
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List making: your first airline & route for each airliner
Replies: 48
Views: 3181

Re: List making: your first airline & route for each airliner

OK here's mine - I do need to get more Boeings in the log (everwhere I fly regularly is A32x) A319 - BRS-GLA - EZY - 2011 A320 - BRS-ZTH - JMC - 2001 BAe146 - EXT-LBA - BEE - 2005 B738 - EXT-ACE - FUA - 2000 B752 - BRS-ALC - BAL - 1999 F70 - BRS-AMS - KLM - 2012 MD83 - EXT-IBZ- JKK - 1999 Q400 - EXT...

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by FabDiva
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London fog
Replies: 27
Views: 4141

Re: London fog

Fog at LON? I thought it had been taken care of long ago! :old: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7RMlluY0sA Oh the planes can land, the fun is on the ground when the pilots can't see the Taxiway signs. Don't really want an A320 nez a nez with a 747 ont he main taxiway (and needing a tug to go find ...

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by FabDiva
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London fog
Replies: 27
Views: 4141

Re: London fog

My friends have aborted their Trip, KLM staff had made themselves scarce airside so they had to be escorted landside to speak to someone. They queued for about 7 hours and then had to wait for their bags (which had been offloaded as they'd noshowed on account of being in the line) - they were offere...

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by FabDiva
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London fog
Replies: 27
Views: 4141

Re: London fog

The info's not been good TBH, Heathrow and KLM were showing progressively longer delays (ie 30 mins, then 30 mins later adding another 30 mins) when the inbound was still in AMS. Hoping my friends get something sorted at the end of the queue of doom. Their booked flight from Heathrow (KLM 1024) has ...

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by FabDiva
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London fog
Replies: 27
Views: 4141

Re: London fog

A friend of mine is caught up in it, they've missed their connection to KIX from AMS now (non daily flight) so have been sent to the KLM desk in arrivals to join the queue of doom for rebooking

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by FabDiva
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 20514

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

Loew wrote:
BA is changing into a LCC before our very eyes. Wizzair puts 180 seats on A320 as well, but Wizzair does not have J class upfront. Speaking of which, is the free middle seat going to be abolished too?


So do Lufthansa (I expect others will follow too)

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by FabDiva
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian ATC prevents Turkish Airline crash in Sochi
Replies: 15
Views: 4818

Re: Russian ATC prevents Turkish Airline crash in Sochi

They use Flight Levels above a certain level, Metres below.

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by FabDiva
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'
Replies: 62
Views: 6094

Re: Mother sues jetBlue after staff fly 5-year-old boy to wrong city and present her with a different 'son'

Another question is how much do the kids look like their passports. Potentially it could be a baby photo if a child passport lasts for 5 years. Kids change a lot in that time. I'm guessing a solution would be to photograph the kid at check in with the photo appearing when boarding passes etc are sca...

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by FabDiva
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 96920

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

It's illegal to trade while insolvent in the UK, so if the CAA are aware to the extent that possible repatriation charters are being enacted then Monarch are on very dodgy ground by continuing to trade.

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by FabDiva
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia lands in Melbourne instead of KL
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: Air Asia lands in Melbourne instead of KL

I did not find any information about this otherwise my excuse. But according Dutch news papers a A330 from Air Asia departing from Sydney airport landed in Melbourne instead Kuala Lumpur. The crew was a little bit surprised that the plane started the descent for landing after only a few hours flyin...

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by FabDiva
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow
Replies: 51
Views: 13351

Re: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow

OK assuming Scottish law is similar to English law* the Breathalyser is not admissible in court. However a positive breath test will lead to arrest on suspicion of driving/flying under the influence" - the suspects will then be taken to a Police station for a second test under controlled condit...

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by FabDiva
Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UK FAL
Replies: 22
Views: 3440

Re: New UK FAL

Probably if and when the effects are known. But given 48% voted to remain I can see there being a quite large number of people who are less then enthusiastic about the massive gamble the UK is taking.

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by FabDiva
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow
Replies: 51
Views: 13351

Re: United Airlines (UA) Pilots Arrested in Glasgow

Or even have something built in. In the UK the largest operator of scheduled coaches has fitted breath test equipment to all their coaches. A breath test has to be done when a new driver takes over (enforced by the change of driver cards in the Tachograph data logger) or if the engine has been off f...

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by FabDiva
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UK FAL
Replies: 22
Views: 3440

Re: New UK FAL

Which was probably tied to the UK buying 9 P-8A's. And having the new batch of Apaches built in the US (with GE engines) rather then in the UK at AugustaWestland's Yeovil factory with Rolls Royce Engines. There was an article on the BBC news site saying it could be 20 years before all the free trad...

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by FabDiva
Sun Jul 17, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?
Replies: 73
Views: 11229

Re: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?

From the numbers I'm reading in this thread, the UK should order their high speed rail lines to French companies, you would pay 90% less. Most of the cost is land acquisition. The laws surrounding Compulsory Purchase orders are heavily weighted in the favour of the landowners. Once construction get...

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by FabDiva
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the UK rejoin the EU in the future?
Replies: 122
Views: 3486

Re: Can the UK rejoin the EU in the future?

It would be funny if it wasn't for the fact I live here! My family just lapped up the Brexit propaganda, apparently their daughter's future being much more difficult (and with Thereasa May as PM even more so) is a price worth paying for "Getting their country back from Merkel and Juncker"

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by FabDiva
Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who here will see the new Ghostbusters film ?
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Who here will see the new Ghostbusters film ?

Well I saw it tonight and I thought it was brilliant! Loved the ladies (and Kevin)

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by FabDiva
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Definitive List of Common Runway Use
Replies: 17
Views: 1990

Re: Definitive List of Common Runway Use

LHR is generally 27s with one runway used for deps and one for arrivals - For noise abatement the runways swap at 1400 UTC - The planned runways on a particular day are on the Heathrow site - http://www.heathrow.com/file_source/Hea ... e-2016.pdf If 09s are in use it's almost always 09L for arrivals...

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by FabDiva
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who here will see the new Ghostbusters film ?
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Who here will see the new Ghostbusters film ?

Going tomorrow - have heard good things :)

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by FabDiva
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Approves P-8 Sale To UK
Replies: 45
Views: 12652

Re: US Approves P-8 Sale To UK

Interesting too that the Apaches are coming direct from Boeing, not being locally built by AugustaWestland

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