First I would like to make a distinction. Are you into hardcore spotting (collecting registration) or aviation photography? The observation deck at AMS is great for spotting. For aviation photography heat haze can be an issue as the runway is quite a distance away. Good photos can still be had from ...Jump to post
It was clear at the boarding stage that this wasn’t going to go smoothly and the calls for the WiFi suggest to me that the child has been in that situation before and the parents knowingly put the child back into that same situation. That does not necessarily mean the kid had been flying before, or...Jump to post
Weather indicates broken/overcast at 2600ft with a chance of CB. The aircraft reached a height of around 6000ft. There's little to no chance of a helicopter flying above 2000ft in those conditions, making the chance of an in-flight collision with such an object at an altitude of around 6000ft extre...Jump to post
The head of state, the king, is a symbolic position. So you might as well keep him/her outside politics. The head of state should unite, and in the case of the Dutch monarchy they are quite succesful. The head of government, being political, will always receive a mixed reception. While Dutch politic...Jump to post
They are a tool of intimidation and their aim is to make their prime passenger authoritative and majestic. Funny how different cultures view things differently. In the Netherlands we like things more subdued. A limo, maybe one or two support SUVs and a few motorcycles to split traffic are all that’...Jump to post
Looks like the passengers had their (transit-) visas expire due to flight cancellations caused by weather at final destination. It is usual procedures to be sent back to where they came from in case the visa expires. But I wonder if exceptions are not normally made on transit visas in case of weathe...Jump to post
kanban wrote:(and none are near a golf course in Florida)..
I have wondered about this...if there was a nuclear war between the United States and Russia and/or China and the President was able to make it onboard his 747 would the aircraft attempt to fly and land somewhere in deep South America if the United States was destroyed? This begs the question of wh...Jump to post
77west wrote:If there where to be a all-out nuclear strike, chances are you wont have access to aerial refuelers anyway. They will be among the first targets. Jump to post72 hours would probably be more than enough though. If you need to stay up longer, I dare say there is no "World" to come back to at that point.
Channex757 wrote:You're not familiar with US politics are you? Not only is there no such thing as non-partisan in the US, the odds of any political body transferring even a shred of power to someone or something else are astronomical. Jump to postA non-partisan Speaker with substantial powers
Just on the news and confirmed on the Schiphol website that all flights have been suspended until further notice due to the storm. The wind is 76 kph, with gusts of 100+ kph. https://twitter.com/Schiphol/status/953934181192564736 Here's the current METAR report for Schiphol. SA180955 EHAM AMSTERDAM/...Jump to post
Is there anything in the cabin of the 747 that shows the city name of the aircraft? If so is it visible to all passengers as I may have an opportunity to travel soon. If I do go I would like to photograph the name as a souvenir of my trip. Any information would be appreciated. I don't think so, but...Jump to post
PhilBy wrote:Please try again. I had to google 'fecundity'. Jump to postEdited for clarity.
In the next 20 years, ground transportation is going to be automated. More change will occur in the next 20 yrs than since 1900. A city like London or New York will give 1-2 lanes over to pods, and the pods will not have to stop. People will zip around. Cars will just get in the way and slow thousa...Jump to post
Local rail will probably be obsolete in 20 years as pod-based street (or tunnel) transportation takes over. And it will. The notion of "waiting for the train on the platform" likely will not exist in 30 years. No one will be willing to spend their time doing that. That is just totally unr...Jump to post
ATC did not notice because these where kids’ balloons, not large meteorological or scientific balloons. Chances are the pilot did not even notice it.
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Look at it from the bright side, the unemployment figures are going down! But don’t worry, the republicans will surely find a way to credit Trump for this.Jump to post
We had a thread about 777 utilization by KLM in the past that was very cool.... Who was the OP? That was HB-IWC if I recall correctly. It's an old thread. Before the A330, B773 and B787 entered the fleet. But the B767 and the MD11 were still around. Although the B767 was in the process of retiremen...Jump to post
"Idiots for a better world" Tour 2018. Sign up for your free global warming T-Shirt and get your signed copy of the communist manifesto today! Yah your evangelical sexual predator is building sea walls around his golf courses to keep the Mexicans out :rotfl: huh, Trump an evangelical? Tha...Jump to post
Think about all the times you are driving a car, have you ever missed seeing a speed limit sign dropping from 65 to 35? Probably yes. On the first run when you are all attentive because it is all new? Hmm. Another texting incident? Was the driver alone? Since this was the inaugural run, might the d...Jump to post
already discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1381483Jump to post
71Zulu wrote:That should be incredibly easy and relatively cheap to implement. You could easily modify any Tom Tom or Garmin set. They can already be programmed to local speed limits and points of interests. Jump to postWhat about a route guide? A map of the rails showing things like speeds, signals and switches?
The new plane refers to the MQ-25 program for a unmanned aerial refueler.
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Why would they cancel them? KLM are very happy with them, so instead of cancelling the order I could see themAF/KL changing fleet plans so KLM gets all 787s and AF gets all A350s.Jump to post
Or they're coolant lines. Or ground power lines. But the point remains, fuel is never explicitly called out as anything anyone worries about in the SW universe; the limiting range factor has always been whether or not the ship is equipped with a hyperdrive. As a fan of both SW and ST franchises, it...Jump to post
But let's stick to the internet. Why should we treat porn or cat video content equally with say Wikipedia? The internet is the digital highway. If So let's translate what you are proposing towards the regular highway. By your logic we should ban recreational transport during rush hours, or allow bu...Jump to post
mercure1, what you describe "in Europe" is not that way at all in France. Here there is no limit on how much data you can consume, I should know I'm an extreme user. It depends per country. In the Netherlands there are data plans for mobile internet that can limit your use, but for cable ...Jump to post
What I noticed in the last one was that it all turned around dilettantes in a set of scavenger cultures. Even the crashed wrecks of the Empire are bigger than any current structure. I don’t think that is true. There are definately planets that need some serious catching up, but there are also plane...Jump to post
If I had to pick one word to summarise the movie, it's: forgettable . The weird part is, I can not really explain why it is forgettable. I mean, the movie looked great, the acting was decent and a lot of stuff happened, including stuff that clearly should excite any fan of star wars. For instance Sn...Jump to post
It would be better for the democrats to wait announcing anyone or even showing remote interest for the job. Otherwise Fox, Breitbart and the likes have 2 years to create just as toxic an atmosphere around <insert name> as they did with Clinton.Jump to post
So it was God who did not want Moore to win, it was God that conspired against Moore to deny him a seat in the senate It makes sense for God to work against republicans. I mean, the USA always claims to be God’s country. Christ is apparantly due to return, presumably to the USA since it is God’s co...Jump to post
Surprising to see nothing to/from Germany considering they took over part of Air Berlin.Jump to post
The Dutch Airforce also has a budgetary problem, financing the 37 F-35's. For the current budget, only 34 can be acquired. They said because of the Euro/Dollar, but isn't much of the work done in the Euro zone? It doesn’t matter where the work is being done if the purchase price is in USD. Depends ...Jump to post
They could be looking at total program costs to field the plane instead of merely aircraft/engine procurement costs... next year we will know for sure until then it's all guessing I don't understand what you are saying and what good it will do, could you elaborate on this a bit more? The program co...Jump to post
I hope you do not mind me adding a question on the KLM livery. I noticed that PH-BVG has Chinese charaters under the Skyteam logo on the co-pilot's side. But BVG is not, nor has it ever been, part of the KLM Asia fleet. I suspect this is the fleetname in Chinese, since BVG has been named after a Chi...Jump to post
Stargate SG1, seasons 9 and 10 are completely optional. The main story lines where resolved in season 8. A lot of the main cast had left as well by then. Babylon 5, this one is a bit hard for me to admit. I love this series. The problem was, this show was designed for 5 seasons. But midway the 4th s...Jump to post
According to a statement by the Argentinian navy, the submarine reported problems just prior to disappearing. Therefor the submarine was under orders to return to port. They had orders to: "isolate the battery, and return while submerged back to Mar del Plata using another battery". Appara...Jump to post