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by VSMUT
Sun May 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 55
Views: 7550

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Not if you are using a radar that has LPI... Emissions are detectable, no matter how many abbreviations you add to them. All it takes is computing power, and we know for a certain that the Russians (among others) have worked on this. These were Su-30MK2's, which were manufactured by KnAAPO. The Chi...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 20, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot pay: twins vs quads
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Pilot pay: twins vs quads

Am I crazy to even think that a twin can be *more demanding* than a quad? Nope, you are correct. And not only that, but regional and short-haul pilots tend to do a lot more work than the longhaulers. Regional aircraft such as CRJs, ATRs and Q400s also come with less automation, so even more work fo...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 20, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 50
Views: 11717

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

Surprised to see Turkish so low - they operate 737s, A320 family aircraft mainly into LHR - so why is that different to British airways shout haul? It's not just short haul, it's the average noise of all operations short haul and long haul together. Their short haul operations may be quiet but some...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 55
Views: 7550

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

1. It doesn't matter if you have an defensive or offensive doctrine for the aircraft. It does matter. An active radar gives your location away thousands of kilometers away, regardless of how stealthy your aircraft is. A stealth aircraft can't use it's radar if it wants to remain stealthy, hence why...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 18, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe to retire ERJ 195
Replies: 49
Views: 8326

Re: Flybe to retire ERJ 195

Everyone is deposing of the ERJ-190/195’s. It is going to be hard to sell the latest model with the previous model not doing well. There sweet spot in this narrow tube is the 75 - 80 passenger model. No, everyone is not deposing of the E-190 and E-195. US operators got rid of them due to union rela...

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by VSMUT
Thu May 17, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Super yachts
Replies: 47
Views: 1067

Re: Super yachts

bagoldex wrote:
^^^ Tacky clorox bottles, all of them.


Floating fridges.

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by VSMUT
Thu May 17, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal
Replies: 78
Views: 10296

Re: LH Spohr: OS to postpone long-haul fleet renewal

So when he says no new aircraft, does he mean no factory new aircraft, or no replacements at all (second-hand or hand-me-downs included)?

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by VSMUT
Thu May 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

Re: Cockpit location

blueflyer wrote:
Maybe literally once in a very long while?


:lol:

blueflyer wrote:
Put larger windows upfront and give premium passengers a view to die for?


Kidding aside, those windows are really expensive and heavy. If the pilots weren't there, they would be removed, or at best replaced with tiny windows.

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by VSMUT
Thu May 17, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 55
Views: 7550

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Compare that to the construction of the F-35; they are using laser alignment techniques, coupled to indoor GPS using a computer controlled robotic mating system to assemble the F-35 components together. The entire aircraft is painted using a specialized robot which uses lasers and optical scanners ...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 14, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 55
Views: 7550

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

We're back 25yrs, in the good old, clear, cold war. Reason & IQ are out and anything not from here is either inferior or copied. :rotfl: Lol, I was thinking the exact same :lol: Obviously with the introduction of the F-35, no more investment into the F/A-18 was approved. Sure, no more investmen...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 14, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EW Chaos in CGN on May 13, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: EW Chaos in CGN on May 13, 2018

However, how can a professionally run Airline in DE be so unprepared and inform so badly? At least 1 knowledgeable person to answer questions in the security area PLUS some proactive info early on (it might make life easier for passengers if they can some to the Airport a bit later). E.g., you can'...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 14, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

Re: Cockpit location

I think none of us expect to see truly radical changes in the design and configuration of airliners, such as blended wings, in the near future. But, with advances in fly by wire and enhanced video, is there any reason cockpits need to remain in the nose of the aircraft? I'm not suggesting remote co...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 14, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In an uninhabited world, would you find home?
Replies: 25
Views: 797

Re: In an uninhabited world, would you find home?

Yes, and it would be painfully easy because I live on an island in an archipelago. Not taking potential old-growth forests into account, I estimate that it would take about 2-3 months. Google suggests 1 month from the furthest point in Europe by foot, and then I added a bit in case I spawn somewhere...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 13, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo speculations
Replies: 57
Views: 5769

Re: Air Koryo speculations

At best I would expect some A32Xs, but probably second-hand. More likely, Sukhoi Superjets, ARJ-21s, C919s or MC-21s. If a deal is pulled off personally I see a few 737 for regional and possible a 777 did long haul. As Trump is centre to the deal US aircraft in prime position, and as others point ou...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 13, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1463

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

A cheetah, or in this case several cheetahs, could have easily dispatched the adults. The question for me without need to comment on the moronic visitors, is where were the keepers and how the hell did the park not know about it until afterwards? Here, such enclosures are required to be manned (esp...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader
Replies: 51
Views: 1330

Re: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader

Not everything in life is supposed to be a simulation of what it's like to get a job. Cheerleading ≠ Job interviews. But trying out to get into a cheerleading squad = job interview. If you don't get it, that's life. Signed by: The GOP fanboys. I would like to see these principles applied just as li...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming days
Replies: 190
Views: 21758

Re: Airbus to announce decision on selling planes to Iran over the coming cays

Hmmm, do they have any realistic options? No. At best, the choice reduces to picking to selling aircraft to the Iranian market versus selling to the US market. Given that Airbus is a commercial enterprise, that's not much of a choice. At worse, the choice reduces to picking to sell to the Iranian m...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 5932

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

1' not true, swedes and norwegian govts want to get rid of SK ASAP, DK govt is worried about Kastrup of course. Finnish govt likely will keep a profitable AY, but might eventually sell it. 2' yes and no, which neighbors? if you don't consider the low cost maybe, but don't forget AF/KL on the west a...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader
Replies: 51
Views: 1330

Re: NJ High School says everyone can be a cheerleader

How are these young adults going to make it in the real world where there is 100 applicants for one job? The real world is not fair folks and this kind of bullshit is not doing kids any justice. I ask you where is the incentive to work hard for anything if they will just give it to you when you cry...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 5932

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

I agree with you as a consumer, but the owners think about biz and they want to make money. At least one of the owners of SAS cares more about jobs creation and connecting Copenhagen to the rest of the world, and all 3 owner-states use it to connect far-flung parts of the country with subsidized or...

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by VSMUT
Fri May 11, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park
Replies: 41
Views: 1463

Re: Future Darwin Award Winners in Dutch Safari Park

Truth be told, if it hadn't been for the child, the Cheetahs would probably not have bothered the slightest. It's pretty obvious what they went for.

But I hope these fools got kicked out of the park afterwards.

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by VSMUT
Thu May 10, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 5932

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

I don't see why they wouldn't want more hubs, as long as they make them more money. SAS is a different brand, the only brand that they have tried consolidating to as few hubs as possible is Lufthansa itself. Besides, if they did take over SAS*, it would only be a matter of time before it became yet...

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by VSMUT
Tue May 08, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Lufthansa Group Airlines
Replies: 24
Views: 5932

Re: New Lufthansa Group Airlines

But SK has still with 3 hubs? noway germans want more after fra/muc/vie/zrh/bru/ber... I don't see why they wouldn't want more hubs, as long as they make them more money. SAS is a different brand, the only brand that they have tried consolidating to as few hubs as possible is Lufthansa itself. Besi...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 07, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?
Replies: 36
Views: 2731

Re: Was the ramming tactic chosen in 9/11 the correct one?

Fighter Jets ready to scramble with Pilots and ground crew being ready to go, but unarmed, even the 20mm mag empty? Very hard to believe. Got sources for that? best regards Thomas Where do you see the aircraft were ready to scramble? They weren't!! They were on a "routing training" missio...

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by VSMUT
Mon May 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight Differential 787 vs 777X
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: Weight Differential 787 vs 777X

Boeing having made the decision to stick with an Al fuselage and Al/Ti wingbox, what weight penalty did this incur versus a all composite (787 type) design? Why not Al/Li fuselage? Ivan Composites are "better" than Al/Li, but you can't just replace aluminum with composites. The two materi...

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by VSMUT
Sun May 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: They dropped the "BOY" in boy scouts
Replies: 19
Views: 818

Re: They dropped the "BOY" in boy scouts

I don't understand the outrage. Girls can do anything boys can do. If girls want to be in Scouts, so what? I went on a few outings with my brother's troop. I saw him get his Order Of The Arrow and Eagle Scout. If a girl wants to do that, why not? :bigthumbsup: This has been done in many western cou...

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by VSMUT
Sat May 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: ‘Air Force Un’: As North Korea’s leader steps onto international stage, a question over his ability to fly
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

Re: ‘Air Force Un’: As North Korea’s leader steps onto international stage, a question over his ability to fly

I don't understand the point of this thread? American propaganda in the same style as "hur hur, he fat" :roll: I for one think that arriving on a massive private train is way cooler and a very stately way to arrive for meeting with the US President. Any talk of the meeting happening in th...

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by VSMUT
Wed May 02, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver ATR to SJU?
Replies: 12
Views: 1629

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU?

Jetblue, SWA and Spirit all fly from FLL to SJU. While the ATR can technically fly this route, don't plan to see Silver operating it. Who'd really want to fly that distance in an ATR when there are much more comfortable and better known options available? Price, schedule and frequency. How about co...

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by VSMUT
Wed May 02, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver ATR to SJU?
Replies: 12
Views: 1629

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU?

FLL-SJU in an ATR42 ?? It's about 3:15 in a straight line. That's not really a problem in an ATR-42. I regularly did flights that long in an ATR 42-320. You should be able to do that with something like 5000 kg of payload if the alternates aren't too far off, and the takeoff path isn't limiting dur...

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by VSMUT
Wed May 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 1871

Re: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights

The buy-on-board offerings I have tried have always been really overpriced and of really poor quality. If I need to eat and nothing is being served, I find a restaurant or lounge prior to the flight, and possibly bring some snacks with me. So having cook-to-order chefs at every gate is more cost eff...

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by VSMUT
Wed May 02, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver ATR to SJU?
Replies: 12
Views: 1629

Re: SILVER ATR to SJU?

Can someone in the know give us some info on the ATR introduction for SILVER AIRWAYS. San Juan, Ft. Lauderdale. The fact that they crossed thru South America on the first delivery to stop thru the Caribbean, before arriving in FLL speaks volumes of where the airplane may see its first revenue fligh...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idiots and car autopilot
Replies: 24
Views: 1071

Re: Idiots and car autopilot

For example my car (like all cars here, don't know for the US) will protest if there is weight in a seat with no seatbelt engaged. You could have the autopilot disengage as soon as the driver unfastens the seatbelt, without adding any new hardware. That would leave the car out of control on the mid...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China's creepy 'social credit' system
Replies: 37
Views: 1538

Re: China's creepy 'social credit' system

One thing I find alarming in the article (of several things: spending too much money on frivolous purchases. How is the Chinese government (or any government) defining a frivolous purchase? What’s frivolous for one person isn’t for another in most cases... Marc Given that we are talking a communist...

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 10693

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

Few units stationned with no heavy tanks or IFVs at their disposal (only Stryker wheeled APCs) and a limited number of artillery and attack helicopters. It is almost a token force nowadays... They have tanks, APCs and SPGs in the Netherlands, and the Marines have thousands of vehicles in Norway, se...

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by VSMUT
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHL Article: Stanley Cup Playoffs "Smash Plane" Event
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: NHL Article: Stanley Cup Playoffs "Smash Plane" Event

CCGPV wrote:
It was an old Piper Warrior or similar type.


Beechcraft Skipper. They tried getting hold of an old Learjet, but didn't succeed.

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by VSMUT
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots
Replies: 50
Views: 10238

Re: World’s Most Valuable and Strongest Airline Brands Revealed, with US3 Taking the Top 3 Spots

Why is it surprising the US3 top the list? They are massively larger than the other brands. This isnt a brand value per passenger flown. This is raw brand value. Doesn't seem so far off. :bigthumbsup: I wonder if the state of competition means anything here too? BA almost has a monopoly at LHR, Emi...

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by VSMUT
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 10693

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

30-50 C-5s would be a colossal waste of money that would be better spent on (much cheaper) flatbed-trucks to get the tanks and other equipment to the frontline. For the price of one C-5M, you could probably buy enough trucks to carry 50 C-5s worth of cargo. Railway. Rail transport is the preferred ...

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by VSMUT
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 72 Apron Safety
Replies: 16
Views: 2947

Re: ATR 72 Apron Safety

The ATR has a strap that connects the left propeller to the fuselage to prevent it spinning in the wind. Maybe this strap wasn't installed, so the propeller was spinning with the wind. They don't normally get used during short turnarounds, and would typically be removed as one of the first things w...

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by VSMUT
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?
Replies: 27
Views: 4818

Re: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?

This design makes no sense. The intakes above the chines means this aircraft will have severely limited agility. The tail, wings and chines point to high agility. They are both incompatible design features so this is definitely fake. This design makes no sense. The intakes above the chines means th...

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by VSMUT
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 10693

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

European spending in defense will not increase significantly as long as the US is there to cover any shortcoming. Should the US close its countless European bases, then that would change. And we must get away from relying on Russian birds, Cold War is back on and in full swing... These airlifters a...

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by VSMUT
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RJs Production/in operation
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: RJs Production/in operation

CRJ-700/900/1000 E170/175/190/195 E2-175/190/195 Sukhoi Superjet 100, and possibly soon the SSJ-75 and 130 Mitsubishi MRJ Antonov An-148 and 158, although it seems to have run out of orders. CS100 and CS300 ERJ-145 seems to be in limited production as a business jet, so could theoretically be ordere...

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by VSMUT
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG and ORY are changing a lot
Replies: 46
Views: 10210

Re: CDG and ORY are changing a lot

[twoid][/twoid] T2G is connected by bus landside. It's indeed not far yet you lose a lot of time. Airside as well for connecting passengers. But it really needs to be tied in with the rest of the airport a bit better. I wonder if 2G will live that long though. The place looks so temporary and short ...

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by VSMUT
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Pilots Getting Close to Going on Strike
Replies: 31
Views: 4399

Re: WestJet Pilots Getting Close to Going on Strike

I've always had trouble coming to terms with unionized pilots, some of whom earn in excess of 200k per year. They want to be the "manager" of their aircraft but benefit from union tactics at the same time. If pilots aren't prototypical "management" who is? I hope they give up an...

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by VSMUT
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11481

Re: Major order for the SSJ

How much western components are in the SSJ? Is there any chance that they can be held up as such, or is this (finally) a free&clear order that Iranian carriers can rely and plan upon? It's just the US components that count here. They could easily just have replaced a US component with a French ...

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by VSMUT
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 139
Views: 19547

Re: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017

Or re-winging. If they can get it grandfathered. Boeing tried giving the 747 a new wing with a reduced sweep angle several times, but wasn't allowed to do it without certifying it as a new aircraft. If that is the case, I could see Airbus going for a clean sheet design. The 777X has a new wing. Has...

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by VSMUT
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 139
Views: 19547

Re: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017

That might tie in nicely with an A 320 family replacement. Or re-winging. If they can get it grandfathered. Boeing tried giving the 747 a new wing with a reduced sweep angle several times, but wasn't allowed to do it without certifying it as a new aircraft. If that is the case, I could see Airbus g...

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by VSMUT
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 72 Apron Safety
Replies: 16
Views: 2947

Re: ATR 72 Apron Safety

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, loading was via the aft-rear door, after the passengers walked along the starbord side and around the tail. The noise, heat, and air blast that I and other passengers felt appeared to be coming from the port (left) side engine. It was frightening for many passengers. 3...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 71
Views: 10693

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

The Volga Dniepr An-124s will also be available, as will all the various Il-76 operators. The only difference is that now they have to hire them commercially each time. It will still be considerably cheaper than buying a fleet of owned aircraft. And really, we are talking about 2 An-124s here. A hyp...

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by VSMUT
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So I am getting lessons to get a PPL soon
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: So I am getting lessons to get a PPL soon

Pen, paper, kneeboard, ruler, maps/charts, logbook, a simple and small calculator and sunglasses, thats what you need. Oh, and a bag to keep it all in.

Avoid any electronic aids, you'll just get bad habits from them, and if the school is any good, they wont let you use them anyway.

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by VSMUT
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Freighter - why not
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: A320 Freighter - why not

HAWK21M wrote:
Why was it not manufactured then


Lack of cheap secondhand airframes. Airbus/EFW is supposedly rolling the first one out later this year BTW.

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