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by flyingturtle
Thu May 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 45
Views: 3027

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

MH-17 was miles above the fray, it wasn't shot down by accident. Don't try to pretend that it was. They *intentionally* shot down an aircraft, which they thought to be an Ukrainian plane. But they *accidentally* hit MH17. There are zero benefits when you hit a civilian airliner. You lose 298 gazill...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 24, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 45
Views: 3027

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Ok so Russia's involvement is clear now. Do you think MH has any responsability for sending the plane over a war zone where military and transport planes were already being shot down? Other airlines have also used the same route over eastern Ukraine. And you know that insurers really feel pissed wh...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 24, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 45
Views: 3027

MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

Breaking news... It was first assumed (also here on a.nut) that Russia handed over some missiles and a launcher to rebels, who then used the deadly apparatus in a hillbilly way. The TELAR does have a radar, but not one that can properly distinguish targets. Now there is evidence that the Buk missile...

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by flyingturtle
Tue May 22, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr
Replies: 37
Views: 1148

Re: TX official blames shooting on too many exits/entr

To a gun nut, guns are never ever the problem.

Can I get an amen?


David

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by flyingturtle
Tue May 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Saudi C130 Extremely Low Pass
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Re: Saudi C130 Extremely Low Pass

:eyepopping: :eyepopping: :eyepopping:

That video got one like from Bud Holland.


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by flyingturtle
Tue May 22, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34787

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

And more fun: https://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/flughafen-berlin-brandenburg-platz-und-zeitnot-am-ber-wird-es-eng-und-enger/22587052.html The same report says that essential problems involve smoke removal, water sprinklers and fire alarms, the emergency power supply and illumination. Concerning fir...

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by flyingturtle
Tue May 22, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34787

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

We have news! We have news! We have news! BER's opening was scheduled for October 2020... but... TÜV Rheinland (Technischer Überwachungsverein, technical supervision association, a company that inspects objects like public buildings, rollercoasters, ships and other stuff for adherence to safety stan...

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by flyingturtle
Sat May 19, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6038

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

I've just checked on FR24. No flights over the city. Approaches are from the west. Departing aircraft zoom away to NE or SE.


David

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by flyingturtle
Fri May 18, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 368
Views: 58121

Re: 737 down near HAV

So who investigates? Do the Cubans allow the NTSB since it's an American built plane, or do they have the BEA come in? Short answer: The land where the accident happened has to investigate. (In case of international waters, it's the country where the plane is registered.) The country which has the ...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1471
Views: 140082

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Oh krap!

I've just seen that several SpaceX launches have been postponed. And the next FH launch will be on October 30th, or later.

Does anybody know the reasons for that?


David

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by flyingturtle
Sat May 12, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end
Replies: 12
Views: 8460

Allahu Akbar on a TK flight, and a sad end

Sorry, it's Germish: http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/ostschweiz/story/Zwei-Schwerverletzte-in-Lintharena-26696008 On Thursday, a man traveled to ZRH on a Turkish Airlines flight. He began to pray loudly, saying allahu akbar, and then he was subdued by FAs and passengers. Police took him off the plane, h...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 10, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels
Replies: 304
Views: 10163

Re: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels

Ditto the payments from Novartis, and their payments look really weird; 4 payments each of $99,980... and a few weeks after the last payment, Novartis' CEO had a dinner meeting with Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year. What did you learn at school? That's how c...

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 10, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal
Replies: 95
Views: 3553

Re: Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

And now Israel and Iran are trading missile strikes in Syria https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/10/israel-fires-barrage-missiles-syria-accusing-iranian-forces/ Yeah, great idea, tRump..... This is very funny (except for the deaths and destruction), because Iranian/Hisbollah forces were firing...

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by flyingturtle
Sun May 06, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18826

Re: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes

Here, rail has killed off most of the GVA-Paris, ZRH-Paris and BSL-Paris flights. I think the rest of them are still offered because of the connections at CDG and ORY.

David

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 03, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: Navigation On Analog Jets I.e dc-8/dc10/l1011..etc

viewtopic.php?t=761703


David
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And don't forget celestial navigation. Some planes had sextant ports in their roofs just for that purpose.

(Some curious minds have attached a hose to these ports to vacuum the cockpit.)

viewtopic.php?t=761703


David

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 03, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to create department of Religion
Replies: 167
Views: 4442

Re: Trump to create department of Religion

WTF.

I guess the guys and gals at the Supreme Court will never get bored...


David

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by flyingturtle
Thu May 03, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels
Replies: 304
Views: 10163

Re: So what IF Trump had an affair with Stormy Daniels

Wow. This is the ultimate shitshow. Trying to save their individual asses, they rat each other out. So, in the last 48 hours, we have seen new evidence about: - Trump dictated a letter to his doctor - his doctor giving a patient file to strangers, presumably without the proper release form signed by...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?
Replies: 33
Views: 1171

Re: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?

Sounds like the start of a good story..... Sorry to disappoint, but no. I met him once. But he kept getting my E-mails and I kept getting his. The same with my boss at Where I Do Science Things and the director of Where I Volunteer My Time. Both have the same first and family names. They both recei...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200
Replies: 129
Views: 20298

Re: Airbus considering re-branding CSeries as A200

What's the ruckus?

Not naming an aircraft something like "Brabazon", "Britannia", "Starliner" or "Backfire" is the real travesty.


Signed,
David

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by flyingturtle
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?
Replies: 33
Views: 1171

Re: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?

This year I finally met somebody not related to me but has the same family name.

David

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by flyingturtle
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116810

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

litz wrote:
Landed at 220kts ... sheesh, that says something for the engineering of the landing gear. Those wheels were SPINNING!


Yes. Incidentally, that's the take-off speed of the Concorde.


David

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116810

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Hmmm.

The 1st compressor stage of the engine still delivers fresh air from the outside to pressurize the cabin. Would it be possible to switch off that air supply presto to stop air rushing out a broken window?


David

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by flyingturtle
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116810

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

What a sad and freaky accident. :ill: Could she have plugged the hole just enough to release the pressure slowly and saved the entire frame from collapsing? IMO it doesn't matter. To relieve the stress on the airframe it's good to have a big hole, and aircraft have landed with big sections of the ca...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1471
Views: 140082

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

It has been delayed to Wednesday evening. :frown:

David

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by flyingturtle
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1471
Views: 140082

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

ThePointblank wrote:
Elon Musk announced on Twitter that they will be attempting to recover the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket... and they will be doing so with a giant, inflatable balloon:


Wooo! :biggrin:

And you can always help SpaceX by running some simulations.



David

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by flyingturtle
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

http://blogs.esa.int/rocketscience/2018 ... y-updates/

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Southern Europe and Africa is safe.

When Tiangong-1 crashes between late night April 1st and the morning of April 2nd (UTC), they're asleep anyway.

http://blogs.esa.int/rocketscience/2018 ... y-updates/

David

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by flyingturtle
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Getting first class seats into aircraft.
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Getting first class seats into aircraft.

https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/ ... y=85&w=838


David
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And sometimes, you can't fit the furniture through the door, and so you order a bigger plane with a bigger door.

https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/ ... y=85&w=838


David

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by flyingturtle
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

The newest update from the ESA:

Tiangong will de-orbit between late night, March 31st, and late night, April 1st.

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by flyingturtle
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WANTED: Lead Attorney for Difficult Client
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: WANTED: Lead Attorney for Difficult Client

Buuuuut Trump has already tweeted he's being represented by the best lawyers!!!


David

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by flyingturtle
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

Re: James Webb Telescope Launch Delayed Until 2020

The antenna on the Galileo mission. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_(spacecraft)#Main_antenna_problem Somebody mentioned it on a.nut, and it shows how difficult it is to design anything space-related. And the circumstances leading to the Galileo antenna problems (decaying lubrication) were ent...

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by flyingturtle
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent
Replies: 11
Views: 2153

Re: Chinese Space Station crashing to Earth imminent

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1389609


David
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We already have a thread on how the effects will affect aviation: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1389609


David

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by flyingturtle
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HOP ATR-42 wing-body fairing crack
Replies: 8
Views: 2677

HOP ATR-42 wing-body fairing crack

http://avherald.com/h?article=4b690e3b&opt=0

...ouch.


David
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I haven't seen this posted, so...

http://avherald.com/h?article=4b690e3b&opt=0

...ouch.


David

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by flyingturtle
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68755

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Someone's feedback. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/5894968/qantas-airlines-direct-flights-london-perth-australia-economy-class/ "In total darkness for the entire journey, the route is not only the UK’s longest, but also holds the depressing honour of being the world’s longest flight without d...

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by flyingturtle
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mad Mike Hughes - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Mad Mike Hughes - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UAHORcbvvQ


David
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Yay! They have a video of the flight... but from a distance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UAHORcbvvQ


David

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by flyingturtle
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68755

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I'm on the inaugural flight from London to Perth, so you'll be able to fly the entire route virtually from the comfort of your home once I've uploaded a 17 hour video to YouTube of course :D Big Jet TV are also filming the departure from LHR live, and I'll be live at points throughout the flight :)...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taildragger vs. Nose Gear Airplanes
Replies: 18
Views: 1292

Re: Taildragger vs. Nose Gear Airplanes

salttee wrote:
Nosewheels are an abomination.


Okay. You forgot the gear pin once and now you're hating nose wheels?





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by flyingturtle
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax
Replies: 52
Views: 8396

Re: World's best airports for 2018 named by Skytrax

I wanted to fly from Chicago to Sydney, but as none of the top-rated airports are on my way, I guess I have to drive. No, seriously - what is the purpose of this ranking? To lure more passengers to certain airports? "I want to fly to Singapore, but I need a stopover in Tokyo because that airpor...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tiangong space station de-orbit - impact for aviation
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Tiangong space station de-orbit - impact for aviation

The derelict Chinese space station Tiangong is going to de-orbit between March 30th and April 7th. For a fellow Wikipedian, I want to ask a few things: How big will the disruptions be for commercial aviation? How much advance warning will be given to air crews? How do airlines plan for that event? D...

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by flyingturtle
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 322
Views: 58137

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

STLflyer wrote:
Even if they found the black box, would any of it be readable after 4 years in the ocean?


The FDR and the CVR from AF447 were completely readable after 2 years in the ocean. We can assume the data would hold six or even eight years, but we can't be sure - of course.


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by flyingturtle
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 11990

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

I think these harnesses are just... dangerous when it comes to any emergency landing. Perhaps a via ferrata sling could improve things: http://globetrotter-magazin.de/sites/default/files/bilder/klettersteigset.jpg Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkjdLVtKjjQ Of course they would only use one c...

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by flyingturtle
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021
Replies: 214
Views: 34787

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

In another news, 750 computer screens at BER - for example those that indicate arrival/departure times and gates - need to be replaced. They've been running ever since 2012 (the planned opening year). At leat, 100 still working screens will be used as spares at Tegel and Schönefeld. http://www.spieg...

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by flyingturtle
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26636

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

[quote="SheikhDjibouti"][/quote]


So VT-JTA, the 737 in the picture, is the last plane to land before the one that crashed? The moment the wreck is burning, they're already (or: still) unloading VT-JTA?

How much time did the pilots spend to sort out the approach?


David

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by flyingturtle
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?
Replies: 51
Views: 11990

Re: Eurocopter AS350 crash in New York's East River? How does a passenger bag cause this?

In the AS350 B3, the fuel cutoff lever is in the head-up console, in the B2 model, the cutoff lever is near the collective.

N350LH, the crashed heli, is a B2.

David

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by flyingturtle
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mad Mike Hughes - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: Mad Mike Hughes - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.facebook.com/madmikehughes/


David
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:old:

Mr. Mad eyes a launch on March 24th, according to his latest posting at https://www.facebook.com/madmikehughes/


David

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by flyingturtle
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26636

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

blackbox67 wrote:
There is a surreal ATC transcript available from LiveATC.net.
http://www.jacdec.de/2018/03/12/2018-03-18-us-bangla-dhc-8-400-crashed-on-landing-kathmandu/



:crazy:

I was wondering if they thought a compass heading of 20 deg would line them up with runway... 20.

David

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by flyingturtle
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.
Replies: 17
Views: 1910

Re: Best small and lesser known airports for plane spotting.

My nearest airport is BSL. You see gazillions of U2 319s, but BSL is also the base of Jet Aviation, a company that specializes in outfitting business and government jets. A few years ago, the 747-8i ordered by Prince Abdulaziz al-Saud was outfitted there. And then it stood around, awaiting a sale. A...

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by flyingturtle
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production
Replies: 140
Views: 32207

Re: Stratolaunch‘s Carrier Aircraft Production

http://www.plig.net/things/pictures/tn/ ... s.jpg.html


David
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Dang, how it reminds me of the aircraft Airbus was too afraid to build:

http://www.plig.net/things/pictures/tn/ ... s.jpg.html


David

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by flyingturtle
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rodents (mice, rat, cockroaches) handling on an aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 1647

Re: Rodents (mice, rat, cockroaches) handling on an aircraft

Crew: "Mouse found in cockpit."

Maintenance: "Cat installed."


And I second the comment by zeke.


David

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