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by TUGMASTER
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Towing the 747
Replies: 20
Views: 3158

Re: Towing the 747

The BA Tug blokes around the Hangars at LHR frequently tow like this... very common.
I’ve done it a few times on 777’s.....
Easy enough for a competant Driver.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 637
Views: 78025

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Any news on who will be flying the PSO routes for Amapolaflyg ...?

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by TUGMASTER
Mon May 28, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?
Replies: 50
Views: 10278

Re: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?

aviatorcraig wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
There are contract pilots that ferry aircraft around. Or it could be pilots from wherever it’s going.


There are plenty of MD-8x rated pilots in Iran. Just sayin' :roll:


AND THE WINNER IS......!!!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Sun May 27, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped
Replies: 34
Views: 11845

Re: Iran Air 747SP's getting scrapped

Wow... that’s brutal......!

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by TUGMASTER
Thu May 24, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?
Replies: 11
Views: 3710

Re: What's up with MH's A380s? Will they keep/upgrade them?

Arion640 wrote:
9M-MND is currently 40kft near Dubai as MH8020, any ideas where this one is going?

Looks to be heading for europe.


My guess is Saudi Arabia......
Ramadam in full swing at the mo...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air is gonna resurrect its 747SP ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2758

Re: Iran Air is gonna resurrect its 747SP ?

I think no way. I think Airbus will find a way to funnel them a few more A330s. That SP is over 40 years old. Ain’t gonna happen. Have to concur with Mr Jet..... Those SP’s are not gonna fly again. And as mentioned, there are enough Airbus making there way into Iran now..... easy enough to pick up ...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon May 14, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23306

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

The A321 appears to be waiting either for an marchall or a bridge operator to turn on the guidence system. In that case the A321 has gone to far into the stand, it should be holding on the taxiway before turning into the stand. Some members here gave good reasons for the A321 to stop but what this ...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon May 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 637
Views: 78025

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Norwegian cancels planned Milan (MXP) - Los Angeles (LAX) service, which was scheduled to commence on 16 June 2018. Twitter And the relation to Nordic aviation is...? What if you tried to find it out yourself... Hhhmmmm Let me guess.. Nordic. Aviation thread, about a Norwegian airline called Norweg...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue May 01, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15067

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

WOW.... sounds like Easterns marriage with FlyBE is looking a little patchy...?
Or are these all ex Eastern routes...?

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4422

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

Duplicate

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United DC-10 International Routes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4422

Re: United DC-10 International Routes?

And those 3 DC-10-10’s that CP used ,N1834U,37U38U IIRC..? Used to Pop up at LGW on a weekend evening.
Unsure if any other UA DX-10’s ever made it across the pond.

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia lays off its EZE staff
Replies: 37
Views: 6711

Re: Iberia lays off its EZE staff

I have to disagree with all this negativity regarding handling agencies. I don’t know what’s going on in other countries, but I’m employed by a handling company and get paid much better than most airline staff that are left at the airport. And I don’t understand why everyone thinks we’re temporaril...

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 10344

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Aware of the LH flights using Helvetic aircraft, and the AF flights using Trade Air F100’s.....
great to see KL also using F100’s....

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 99
Views: 10344

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

CarbonFibre wrote:
KL are about to lease a Fokker 100 !



Source... for the quote and the aircraft....?

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 637
Views: 78025

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Flew OSLO-FARGENES on the Air Norway Metro a couple of years ago..... I was the only person onboard... fantastic flight.

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates
Replies: 18
Views: 2114

Re: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates

Having flown EK several times recently, i'm pretty sure the movies are NOT censored......
In fact, I've been worried about what content my kids could see, and have even used the safety cards as screens to block out their view of my screen.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15067

Re: Rest of the UK thread - 2018

Have used the LHR-EDI leg a couple of times,... LF around 50% each time I used it..
But regularly see 2 busses being filled up ...

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with flight number 13
Replies: 9
Views: 743

Re: Airlines with flight number 13

Years ago, when we used to tow AA aircraft, we always put flight number 13 in the ACARS to show its movement was a tow.!!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft runs over mans foot.
Replies: 12
Views: 2816

Re: Aircraft runs over mans foot.

Get real everybody..... the ramp is a very very dangerous place.... stop speculating,
And let me remind you all that every bit of kit out there can hurt you, no matter how cautious you are..
Get well soon !!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question on how to book Rossiya Punta Cana to Moscow (PUJ-VKO)
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Question on how to book Rossiya Punta Cana to Moscow (PUJ-VKO)

Mahan are just about to re-introduce their 743....!!! The only pax classic left flying. Back to the original topic.... When I wanted to fly some IL86’s a few years ago,( Donavia & AtlantSoyuz), the travel agent would only sell me the flights I wanted if I bought accommodation too.... so ended up...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26860

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Leave it out guys....
Aviation , Not, recreation ....

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info please B767 ZS-NEX
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Info please B767 ZS-NEX

Hello all, Just after a bit of info if I may.... Walking home from the local 10 mins ago,( west London), and I heard a large twin fly over head.. Turns out it was ZS-NEX, B767, On a straight in approach at 6000ft flying MIA-STN, flightnumber ARN0529, .. Aeronexus..? Anyway, my question is..... what’...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3180

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

n729pa wrote:
Any news on the planned Iberia A350 flights MAD LHR rumoured for June to August at all?


I was asked to look something up regarding these a few weeks ago......
At the moment, nothing is confirmed, but I believe the wheels are in motion.

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Past Operators and Destinations at LCY
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: Past Operators and Destinations at LCY

ARN was served by SK when I flew I using a leased in Transwede RJ70.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 26860

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

EI321 wrote:
In the long term surely there is no logical reason why the EI engineers could not just transfer employment to BA?


That's very shortsighted ...!
Maybe they don't want to work for BA...?

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Euro WideBodies 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 3180

Re: Euro WideBodies 2018

CarbonFibre wrote:
Correction to the above. Aigle Azur is ORY-OPO. I've just booked in J for £54.


What days does this A330 run...????

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian To Tokyo
Replies: 34
Views: 7150

Re: Norwegian To Tokyo

You need permission to overfly any country between xxx and xxx.

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187111

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

I check R-24 daily and the aircraft has not yet returned to service. Presume final repairs are still ongoing? Maybe it got dirty sitting on the ground so long at YYR and AF is still looking to find the expert technicians who can perform the 'washing' procedure? any delays will probably be due the e...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 1677

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

You need someone who can press all the right buttons in the right order at the right time...

Type rated pilot on the ground, button Pusher in the fightdeck.

I’m know I’m over simplifying it.... but there you go

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 637
Views: 78025

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Oneworld hub... easier rebooking...???

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 637
Views: 78025

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Then you need to go back to school mate... That’s a 13x a week operation ... Each morning sees a rtn flight ...= 7 a week Each evening sees a return flight except one day, that = 6 a week... 7+ 6 = 13 rtn flights a week. QED. Calm down mate. For example routesonline.com report routes like this: LOT...

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 637
Views: 78025

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Yes, 12 times per week. In addition WAW-CPH-WAW will be mostly served with Embraer 195s (instead of CRJ-900s of Nordica) 7 plus 6 makes in my books 13, but that is just me. The x at the end indicates that it operates on all days with the exception of that one. So 14-2=12... but that's just me. Then...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime
Replies: 207
Views: 59547

Re: VS to lease 4 A332's to cover 789 downtime

https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/960502574582583296


they've been like that for a couple of months now......
however, VYUM was towed in and out of the VS hangar the other day....FWIW
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KarelXWB wrote:
Current state of some of the grounded 787s:

Image
https://twitter.com/AlexInAir/status/960502574582583296


they've been like that for a couple of months now......
however, VYUM was towed in and out of the VS hangar the other day....FWIW

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways tilts against reclining seats
Replies: 157
Views: 24611

Re: British Airways tilts against reclining seats

Not many people on this thread have picked up on the fact that BA are also adding more rows & seats to each A319/320/321.
BA call it "Densification" program.... More and More seats....less and less space.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?
Replies: 58
Views: 5109

Re: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?

Flew JAL LHR-NRT-SYD in 96, and there were seats reserved at the back of the aircraft just for smokers to wander down from non-smoking seat to.
IIRC the headrest said something like
“Limited to 10 mns max use”

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR A320’s returning to BA
Replies: 6
Views: 2056

QR A320’s returning to BA

Morning all, Happy new year etc Blah Blah Blah... Believe QR are once again supplying BA several A320’s early this year. AFAIK, 6 a/c are to be used between 9 Feb-9Apr, Regs of a/c are to be A7-LAA-F Unsure where based .... maybe to used in the recently acquired ZB slots at LGW, or LHR expansion. Re...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 18428

Re: British Airways and the 767

Think G-BNWB is BA's oldest frame......delivered nearly 28 yrs ago...08FEB90....WOW.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and the 767
Replies: 100
Views: 18428

Re: British Airways and the 767

Always thought WB was the first...?
Believe WA stayed at PAE for a while , testing RR engines et al....

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana and their Il-96´s
Replies: 87
Views: 27878

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s

Doesn't seem to be in a hurry at 327kts and FL360...?

and seems a tad bizarre northerly routing,,,...?

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 34588

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

Lofty wrote:
The last I heard she will be spending Christmas in JNB. A couple of A380s were due to be parked up over Christmas and it is cheaper and easier to leave her in JNB rather than accommodating her at LHR.


This is what i'm hearing too.No space either at LHR for her.

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 34588

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

An-124 bring out spare motor from U.K. Will BA send along MX team or use locals? What is the cost to charter the An-124 and send BA's MX team to JNB to fix this bird? The flight alone must be several hundred thousand dollars. If you charter the An-124 for a one-way flight, are you also charged to f...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria
Replies: 25
Views: 4074

Re: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria

There is video
Of it out in the web....
Ironically from the back of either another IL76 or a c130

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria
Replies: 25
Views: 4074

Re: Russian Su-30 takes a peek inside a IL-76 over Syria

TWA772LR wrote:
starrion wrote:
Would have stunk if a stuck pallet came off the rails.

Would've been the first air-to-air kill of an Il-76!


Think the Iranian have ALREADY done that....

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 34588

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

http://fr24.com/ADB2341/fe01d2c



surprised its non-stop STN-JNB....
was unaware the AN124 had that amount of range.
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Richard28 wrote:
An AN-124 has just passed over my head routing STN-JNB. New RR engine onboard for the BA A380 perhaps?

http://fr24.com/ADB2341/fe01d2c



surprised its non-stop STN-JNB....
was unaware the AN124 had that amount of range.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 34588

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

Aircraft transited via BDA, it was NOT non-stop. As for the 3 engine ferry on this 380, it was considered, but a fuel stop in western Africa was needed. BA did not have A380 experience or local knowledge of operating in that neck of the woods, so new motor is being shipped STN-XXX-JNB Also believe B...

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 380 stuck in JNB
Replies: 98
Views: 34588

Re: BA 380 stuck in JNB

An-124 bring out spare motor from U.K.

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 23515

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

Due to higher drag from having to fly at lower altirudes with three engines, they had to land at MAN. That is not true. Go read the report. Over the UK they had sufficient fuel to go and land at LHR, but the fuel was not in the right tanks. The B744 has a complex manually controlled fuel system, an...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied
Replies: 49
Views: 6435

Re: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

Nor true. Saw the L1011's plenty of times in service at LHR. Hmmm. Thats interesting. So the L1011's did fly revenue ops for AI? Interesting you mention LHR, because on the day they were inducted, AI press release mentioned FRA and Japan routes as the target routes for the 2 L1011's - routes where ...

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR
Replies: 67
Views: 23515

Re: BA 747 3 engine ferry PHX-LHR

77west wrote:
TUGMASTER wrote:
Yep,
including horoscope checks.
Home soon.


Horoscope - you dont want to know what I pictured when reading that line! :lol:



Bloody spellcheck

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