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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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)?Jump to post
blueflyer wrote:Maybe literally once in a very long while?
blueflyer wrote:Put larger windows upfront and give premium passengers a view to die for?
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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'...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
CCGPV wrote:It was an old Piper Warrior or similar type.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
[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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.