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by arcticcruiser
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snow at PHX?
Replies: 29
Views: 5176

Re: Snow at PHX?

Did LAS get any meaningful amounts of snow on its runway? Would make for some really cool photos. The first big wave came through the valley starting around 8pm, it didn't stick then, we had lite snow of and on all night, it's just started really snowing in my area again 2:50am. Looks nice, but the...

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 12736

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

There's a website that tracks the fastest ground speeds for commercial flights, but I can't remember what it was called. Anyone have the link? https://groundspeedrecords.com/ I think everything is in knots on the website . This thread is using mph. As it should be. Using either mph og km on anet is...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 417
Views: 68115

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

When the 2018 Annual statement for Arion Bank of Iceland was issued, it revealed they lost $25M on Primera´s Bankruptcy. Furthermore it reveals they are exposed in excess of $32M to "aviation interests", which is presumed to be WOW air. An interesting fact hat the son of Arion Banks CEO is...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11260

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

TC957 wrote:
Indonesia has lots of runways which aren't up to US / Western standard in construction plus a lot of awful heavy rainy weather.
The two don't mix well...


Stir a 737 into that mix and it gets even worse.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start BCN-ORD from June 4
Replies: 34
Views: 3921

Re: Norwegian start BCN-ORD from June 4

DY7155 BCN 14:05-ORD 16:30 LXV DY7155 BCN 15:55-ORD 18:20 S DY7156 ORD 18:30-BCN 9:50+1 LXV DY7156 ORD 20:30-BCN 11:50+1 S The 16:30 arrival and 18:30 departure times from ORD are prime time when gate availability at T5 is almost nil. Somehow Norwegian was able to secure gate space during that time...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of all airliners
Replies: 1
Views: 548

Re: List of all airliners

Lots of websites out there. Lots.

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ILS Categories US Major Airports
Replies: 18
Views: 2397

Re: ILS Categories US Major Airports

About half my flying is and has been to the US and Canada and has been for decades. The rest is mostly Europe. Been flying Cat.II and III since late eighties, early nineties. I have never done a Cat.II/III in the US/CAN but whole weeks of nothing but those in continental Europe.
Different climates.

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 417
Views: 68115

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

S Can we get a summary of what is left of this airline? I’m still struggling to understand what, exactly, Indigo invested in. Indigo apparently has not invested anything yet, so the jury is still out. Are they really going to throw $70-100M (as has been mentioned)at this? Doubt it, but we will see. ...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 54
Views: 14291

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

Who is being naive? Silly wording by whoever these Twitter “Airlive” are. First you would not dump fuel “for 4 hours”, but you could be burning off fuel for 4 hours. Totally different. If they really had to dump fuel, that would have taken a lot less time. Do not need any lectures from you on runway...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 A380 having problems currently.
Replies: 54
Views: 14291

Re: BA27 A380 having problems currently.

https://twitter.com/airlivenet/status/1 ... 38912?s=20


“After having to dump fuel for 4 hours”. Idiots.
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qf789 wrote:


“After having to dump fuel for 4 hours”. Idiots.

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes: HiFly 2 + 10 A330neo
Replies: 7
Views: 1575

Re: Forbes: HiFly 2 + 10 A330neo

https://www.forbes.com/sites/martinrivers/2019/02/08/hi-fly-brings-forward-a330neo-lease-confirms-10-plane-order/#30fd77ea105c Hi Fly Brings Forward A330neo Delivery, Confirms 10 Plane Order Quote: Hi Fly will take delivery of the first of two leased Airbus A330-900neos in the coming days as it fin...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories
Replies: 42
Views: 4272

Re: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Int’l Memories

Did part of my flight training at a small flight school on the South side of FLL in the Summer of 1978. Happy days. Early nineties I did several flights in there as F/O on the 757.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ILS Airports
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Re: ILS Airports

AIP for the respective country?

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 435
Views: 40658

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

So a 737 flew from California to Hawaii... I am sure we are all gonna remember where we were when we heard about it...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Fleet Plans
Replies: 19
Views: 4492

Re: Icelandair Fleet Plans

yyz717 wrote:
Icelandair will add 3 more MAX 8 and the initial 2 MAX 9 this spring/summer, for a fleet of 6 MAX 8 and 2 MAX 9 this year.


3+3 actually

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal takes delivery of it's first A330neo and launches CDG
Replies: 24
Views: 5108

Re: Air Senegal takes delivery of it's first A330neo and launches CDG

Very nice airplane and interior and I wish them well!!!! Can the A321NEO do Senegal to JFK/YUL nonstop without penalties? The A321NEO sounds a bit too small for such a route in my opinion but that is just my opinion. A388 An A321LR can do it easily. Not easily, and depends very much on the config. ...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 417
Views: 68115

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Varsity1 wrote:
1. Where are the A333's going?
2. What is happening to the crews? Furlough?


1.Storage at LDE for now (two have been there since November).
2.Contractors either terminated or not renewed.

Lots of people left in addition to those laid off. COO left in January, Sales and Marketing chief just left...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 417
Views: 68115

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

caaardiff wrote:
Thomas Cook UK have acquired an A321 from WOW. Does anyone know what registration this is?


Source?

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Senegal takes delivery of it's first A330neo and launches CDG
Replies: 24
Views: 5108

Re: Air Senegal takes delivery of it's first A330neo and launches CDG

MaverickM11 wrote:
Who will take these aircraft when Air Senegal v 7.0 inevitably folds?


Not an unrealistic scenario given history. Who is bankrolling the adventure? ME? Chinese?

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Color Blind - Class I medical
Replies: 26
Views: 2386

Re: Color Blind - Class I medical

I failed the Ishihara back in 1977, but passed the Lantern and some others I cant recall. Class 1 medical now for 42 yrs... Try how you come out with the City University test, not sure if it is certified, but it was developed with the UK CAA. I had no problems with this one. https://www.city.ac.uk/h...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 80
Views: 9065

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

How much of a benefit is preclearance? Does´nt matter to me whether I am stuck in a line in YYZ (actually two lines there sometimes) or anywhere USA. I have whisked through in many places in the USA especially after the computerized process was implemented. So where is the benedit? Obviously not co...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 80
Views: 9065

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

Mboyle1988 wrote:
Would be better if it were in major connection airports like LHR or DXB.


No, it would actually create kaos in major connecting airports.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 80
Views: 9065

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

How much of a benefit is preclearance? Does´nt matter to me whether I am stuck in a line in YYZ (actually two lines there sometimes) or anywhere USA. I have whisked through in many places in the USA especially after the computerized process was implemented. So where is the benedit? Obviously not cos...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW TF-GAY last in svc 1/20-21. What's next?
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: WOW TF-GAY last in svc 1/20-21. What's next?

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
As reported per Skyliner. What's next? Storage at LDE?


Airbus A330 -343 1098 TF-GAY Wow Air last in svc 20-21jan19 KEF-LAX-KEF, parked since ex PH-IBC (Skyliner)


You got it, ferried there yesterday according to Skyliner. Perhaps it can be leased to someone in Italy as I-STRT...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 105
Views: 23884

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

C-GHPJ has just left KEF as AC2349 https://www.flightradar24.com/ACA2349/1f5a4ad3 Which was the former registration of this frame and are they repainted to AC livery in KEF already? Go back 3-4 posts and you will see. WOW only uses an old unheated (colder than outside) military hangar at KEF. No pa...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 105
Views: 23884

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

The 2 A330s and A320 which where reposessed in November still remain on the Icelandic register. As does the third A330, TF-GAY. Since Air Canada took 4, another 4 are mentioned here above, anyone know which will be the ninth aircraft to leave?

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 105
Views: 23884

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

The 2 A330s and A320 which where reposessed in November still remain on the Icelandic register. As does the third A330, TF-GAY. Since Air Canada took 4, another 4 are mentioned here above, anyone know which will be the ninth aircraft to leave?

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 105
Views: 23884

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

TF-KID, DAD and SON have all been de-registered in Iceland this week. MOM still remains on the register for now.

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by arcticcruiser
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 453

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Is GLA taxiway layout ever going to get improved? It is really archaic (as is Manchester), how about a real parallel taxiway all along the runway? What a random post. Are you referring to the fact that it is not exactly parallel? There isn't really anything wrong with it. Is GLA taxiway layout ever...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service
Replies: 50
Views: 4812

Re: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service

flyguy84 wrote:
STL had service to KEF... I don’t see any other TATL working out.


And MCI has seasonal FI to KEF.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service
Replies: 50
Views: 4812

Re: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service

A mildly insane idea. CMH, if justified, can receive service from LHR barely using 737 Max 8s or A321neos. Based on gcmapper, CMH-LHR is about 30 miles shorter than MNL-SYD, currently operated by PR using A321neos. That is a significant downgrade (compared to the next plane, 787-8), making a starti...

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET
Replies: 54
Views: 11690

Re: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET

Apply cologne above my upper lip (if I have it)? Go to the lav and apply a fresh coat of deodorant in my own armpits? Other, better, options? Two sure fire things I know are Vicks Vapored-rub and Peppermint oil. My wife is an RN, and they use both with particularly stinky situations to help keep th...

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by arcticcruiser
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA off runway at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 10477

Re: UA off runway at ORD

Yet another 737 off piste...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’
Replies: 10
Views: 1921

Re: Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’

As Shutdown Grinds On in the US, Internal FAA E-Mail Warns Workers About ‘Political Activity’ The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned its employees regarding “restrictions on partisan political activity,” an internal FAA email obtained by TYT reveals. “Employees are responsible for acq...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: § 91.117 Aircraft speed
Replies: 20
Views: 2663

Re: § 91.117 Aircraft speed

[list=][/list] People need to remember that this is another regulation written in blood after several mid-airs in the Sixties involving high speed jets and small planes. True. But based on politics and available technology at the time. Speeds higher than 250 below 10.000´ work in the rest of the Wor...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew
Replies: 54
Views: 8441

Re: Norwegian and Air Canada 737 MAX Transatlantic crew

Jeez. I would not want to work for you (nor TUI for that matter).

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 753 for freight ops?
Replies: 9
Views: 3156

Re: 753 for freight ops?

I don’t see why not in a few years. But being a small fleet, a few would have to be converted to cover the STC cost. It could probably take 18 pallets like the stretched DC-8s, but probably only about 40 metric tons (close to 90K lbs) of payload (similar to a 757PF). The DC-8-63 freighters carried a...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third C919 Took Sky
Replies: 22
Views: 6205

Re: Third C919 Took Sky

Third C919 took sky


Ah, C919 please return sky. Thank you.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6772

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

a350lover wrote:
Can any one say what's the alternate for most Europe-Iceland flights?

I suspect that must be EDI or SNN. Don't you think this may have something to do also?


Egilsstadir (BIEG), Akureyri (BIAR), Reykjavik (BIRK) marginal for 737s, Glasgow.

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian flying B737 MAX 8 to Moscow
Replies: 13
Views: 5107

Re: Ethiopian flying B737 MAX 8 to Moscow

arcticcruiser wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
The larger fuel tanks of the 737 really show up on the MAX.


Huh? Larger compared to what?

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 417
Views: 68115

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

bennett123 wrote:
How many aircraft do they own?.


Not a single one really, all on various types of leases.

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by arcticcruiser
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran
Replies: 194
Views: 47315

Re: Norwegian 737 Max Diverts to Shiraz, Iran

This is one of anets’s silly threads. I have flown across Iran for years, good and courteous ATC. Reroutings? Not a problem. Contrast that with some of their neighbors. I would like to visit sometime. Just will have to do it on my second passport because of a certain regime in the West...

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by arcticcruiser
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8
Replies: 78
Views: 13631

Re: Green Africa Airways to order 100 B737 MAX8

Lets hope that it is a success as Nigeria doenst have a great history of local airlines succeeding. What would interest me to know is, when Boeing - or any other aircraft manufacturer - takes such a substantial order from an as yet untried and untested airline, what due diligence they do before acc...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 417
Views: 68115

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Wow air claims to have sold Gatwick slots but declines to name buyer and price. https://www.mbl.is/vidskipti/frettir/2018/12/20/wow_selur_flugtima_sina_a_gatwick/ How much can this be worth (AFAIK 8 slots) and who could the buyer be? They claim relocating to STN gives them the opportunity to grow in...

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 417
Views: 68115

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

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by arcticcruiser
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 417
Views: 68115

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

http://eyjan.dv.is/eyjan/2018/12/13/fjo ... m-faekkad/
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WOW Air just laid off 111 staff, plus laying off contractors in all probably close to 400. Just in time for Christmas. Dropping DEL and LAX
http://eyjan.dv.is/eyjan/2018/12/13/fjo ... m-faekkad/

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by arcticcruiser
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glasgow Airport Thread - 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 9523

Re: Glasgow Airport Thread

Is GLA taxiway layout ever going to get improved? It is really archaic (as is Manchester), how about a real parallel taxiway all along the runway?

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today
Replies: 73
Views: 15800

Re: WOW AIR nonstop KEF-LAX with A 321 today

Looks like TF-CAT (doing KEF-LAX) and TF-DTR (LAX-KEF) are going to meet in YEG. Both are descending right now. Someone in Edmonton with a camera? Jasper Patterson on Facebook :thumbsup: Thank you BML87! So, finally, they DO park at the gates. Why, if the doors are supposed not to be opened? P.S. L...

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by arcticcruiser
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline pilots monitoring VHF 121.5 or 123.45 Mhz
Replies: 13
Views: 2052

Re: Airline pilots monitoring VHF 121.5 or 123.45 Mhz

More people would probably keep it on a higher volume if the guard police weren’t so annoying. You have me intrigued. What is guard police. I have to admit I never monitor guard when I fly but I probably should. The "guard police" are those guys who will get on your case as soon as you co...

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