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by Kilopond
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ALL Google traffic routed to Nigeria/China/Russia
Replies: 27
Views: 1019

Re: ALL Google traffic routed to Nigeria/China/Russia

TSS wrote:
[...]Just out of curiosity, are there any other search engines still in common use besides Google and Bing?[...]


As mentioned above, duckduckgo.com is quite popular. As well as ixquick.com.

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by Kilopond
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am European Ops
Replies: 53
Views: 6045

Re: Pan Am European Ops

:) An anecdotical and funny side note :) - Allegedly the "evil yanks/imperialist war mongerers" had cast masses of colorado beatles from their planes while overflying the GDR/Soviet-Russian occupational zone in order to destroy the potato crops and cause a famine. Well, those heatles had b...

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by Kilopond
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara
Replies: 32
Views: 4412

Re: Ethiopian Airlines to start Oslo-Asmara

[quote="Jetty"][...]Many ‘refugees’ even travel back to Somalia. I hope European governments take good notice of who boards these flights so their refugee status can be revoked.[...] In most EU contries "asylum seekers" or "refugees" may visit their home countries witho...

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by Kilopond
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 13560

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

As mentioned in some posts above, airlines used to engage in the hospitality Industry in the past. Examples of original founders or temporary shareholders include:

Pan Am: Intercontinental
TWA: Hilton
SAS: Radisson
Swissair: Swissôtel
Air France: Le Meridian

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by Kilopond
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?
Replies: 82
Views: 3272

Re: How to make people believe that what Nazi Germany did was wrong?

Close to 100% of the world population have absolutely no clue what happend in Europe during 20th century. The popular damnatio memoriae narrative of nationalsocialist Germany with Adolf Hitler has absolutely nothing to do with historic reality. And the conflict with the Turkic tribes in China should...

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by Kilopond
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot in Berlin
Replies: 10
Views: 2373

Re: Aeroflot in Berlin

TXL and SXF are just two airfields of one single company. So most likely it has to do with the TXL night curfew. AFL2317 is a red-eye flight from Berlin to Moscow that could not be operated from TXL.

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by Kilopond
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?
Replies: 53
Views: 6534

Re: Why aren’t the low cost giants operating flights to Beirut?

^^ Are you kidding? Lebanon is a failed state and a major hub of global organised crime.

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by Kilopond
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 10917

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

I read quite a few original historical sources (not books written later by some). It is remarkable how long the US stuck to the airfoil dogma. The idea had been that an ideal wing profile would enable piston-engined planes to fly at 700 mph. The bistorical NACA government agency worked very hard to ...

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by Kilopond
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How international communities deal with asylum seekers?
Replies: 44
Views: 1012

Re: How international communities deal with asylum seekers?

As a fact, "migrants"/"refugees"/"asylum seekers" are weapons used by certain hegomonial forces in order to destabilise countries. There are numerous examples of this strategy in history. The trick of those demagogues is to completely switch off any rational thinking an...

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by Kilopond
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?
Replies: 62
Views: 9329

Re: Rumor: LH to start FRA-BDL?

...[Would've been interesting to see how well it'd do today. No doubt there is a certain demand for a travel scheme between points in Europe and a point in Connecticut - BDL, that is. There are JFK haters residing in New York's luxury outskirts. Maybe some of them would pay a premium to avoid the m...

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by Kilopond
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 121
Views: 26262

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

https://twitter.com/KapoGR
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The local police have postponed their official media conference from 0900 to 1400 (Bravo Time).

https://twitter.com/KapoGR

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by Kilopond
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business
Replies: 12
Views: 2630

Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

^^ Well, they are just somewhat out of sight, just like Atlantic Airways who also operate helicopters.

But for some strange reason we all forgot the only major airline that still carries the H-word in the IATA code: (All) Nippon Helicopters - NH - doing business now as ANA.

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by Kilopond
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business
Replies: 12
Views: 2630

Re: Air Tahiti Nui enters helicopter business

UTair is operating a large fleet of about 150 helicopters. Search the web for Images by copying and pasting these words: ЮТэйр Вертолетные услуги. You might also search Images of their United Nations operations by typing "UTair UN".

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by Kilopond
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily
Replies: 65
Views: 4666

Re: Cities that have multiple airports unnecessarily

The Swiss had been very forward-thinking in the 1920s and the following decades. The plan was to establish just one central airport ("Schweizerischer Zentralflughafen Utzenstorf") near Berne. Zurich ZRH, Geneva GVA and Basel BSL/MLH/EAP (yes, it's got three codes) would not exist today as ...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9478

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

So where is the study on Pilots?[...] Nobody needs such a kind of study anymore because it's common wisdom today that ionising radiation is potentially harmful. (Well, back in the 1950s people had been more naive. Watch "Duck and cover" or "A is for Atom" on a video site of your...

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by Kilopond
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9478

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

It's been known for decades... and it's already mentioned on this thread. It's not a surprise at all. Background radiation at altitude is much higher than on the ground.[...] Exactly! And this is why any airline operating under EASA legislation has to monitor all crew members for radiation exposure...

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by Kilopond
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 46350

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

[...]Airbus is in a very good position to counter & even pre emp this program. They have lots of resources, available technology and 2 existing maturing engines. If they want they do a small, light, cheap NMA, 3 years before Boeing NMA they will. And forget game changing, technological magic fr...

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 179
Views: 19434

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

ENT545 ZAG-ROV B738 SP-ENT
ADR3694 ZAG-ROV A319 S5-AAR

Both flights will show up at fr24 only by searching the a/c registration.

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide
Replies: 45
Views: 8832

Re: A list of top 10 busiest intercontinental long-haul routes by 2017 pax traffic worldwide

Galwayman wrote:
There you go ... London is effectively the centre of the world


At least LON is the world's busiest aviation hub, ahead of TYO and NYC.

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus is studying A321XLR with extended range over LR
Replies: 470
Views: 70601

Re: Airbus A321XLR?

It depends if they want to increase the wing or not? If they go down that path, while more expensive, would also allow for an A322 stretch, which might be just enough to cause Boeing some headaches with their MoM proposal. Think of the thing basically as a modern DC-8. :D You are kidding, aren't yo...

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by Kilopond
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian
Replies: 40
Views: 6289

Re: Süddeutsche Zeitung: Lufthansa considering bid on Norwegian

Eurowings is not even remotely in the same league as Norwegian financially.[...] Correct! I just looked up the figures and copied and pasted them. Norwegian's debt equals an astronomical amount of 6.6 bn Euros. That's very close to the sums the big US carriers owed their debitors when they went bel...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 5062

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

[...]So there's nothing surprising at all when you find them descending upon FCO or PRG, but departing from CDG or BRU[...] Exactly. And as far as LUX/Luxembourg is concerned, one should not forget that the airport also serves the nearby West German town of Trier. It already sees 1,000 Chinese tour...

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non airline businesses owned by airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 4660

Re: Non airline businesses owned by airlines

Until 2005 British Airways co-owned a giant Ferris Wheel, the "Eye of London". :D

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by Kilopond
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe-China train service hurts air freight
Replies: 54
Views: 9287

Re: Europe-China train service hurts air freight

Putin is in Austria and singed a treaty to push the sino-european railway link even further. (Note that at the European end of the future broad track line Slovakia and the Ukraine are involved as well). Explanation of what that stuff is all about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ko%C5%A1ice%E2%80%93Vi...

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by Kilopond
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now
Replies: 42
Views: 6353

Re: HAM power outage & all flights cancelled as of now

The heavy police presence as well as the strict evacuation of the terminals both indicate that the authorities in charge might have feared yet another anarchist attack. Those offences occur quite frequently in the FRG. Popular targets are electrified railway tracks where the anarchists usually destr...

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by Kilopond
Sat May 26, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes
Replies: 25
Views: 4402

Re: Laudamotion (Ryanair Austria) opens VIE base with 20 routes

It seems that one company has already surendered: the Vienna-based "easyJet Europe Airline GmbH", that is.

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by Kilopond
Sat May 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 3492

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

I hate any packages of flour-like food substances that can't be properly opened in order to take out the content with an ordinary spoon but instead demand to somehow stir the staff out from a side opening. Disgusting!

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by Kilopond
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket
Replies: 54
Views: 9547

Re: Airline companies stare at a burning issue as fuel prices skyrocket

Isn't that article a little bit too hysterical while lacking any facts?

Yes, crude and jet-a fuel prices are rising moderately, at least for now. Here is a graph from the IATA jet fuel price monitor:

Image

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by Kilopond
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6294

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

usflyer msp wrote:
What in the world is that supposed to mean? Believe it or not, most African aviation authorities follow standard IATA/ICAO rules and bilateral aviation agreements and most African business people are not thieves or thugs. Not quite sure what you are trying to say here,,,


Dream on!

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by Kilopond
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe to Africa discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 6294

Re: Europe to Africa discussion

I think Norwegian should have focused on Europe-Africa rather that the saturated tatl market. [...] Maybe in a synthetical ideal world. But In the brutal reality, Norwegian has absolutely no glue how to deal with the real life African-Africans. Their modus operandi is lightyears away from any commo...

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by Kilopond
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airline had the first Website?
Replies: 64
Views: 10927

Re: What airline had the first Website?

Many had websites for internal use pre-1996. Most tested the water with airline owned travel agents. There were others even earlier using Videotex, including again a few travel agents for corporate bookings and value transactions. Exactly! There had been an online world BEFORE the triumph of the in...

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by Kilopond
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34710

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Has anyone here ever considered the idea that managements might be infested with useless amateurs and dilettants? As a matter of fact, it took more than a year before the Lufthansa/Fraport conglomerate removed those ridiculous billboards that could have been understood as a death threat. :eek: http:...

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by Kilopond
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa
Replies: 36
Views: 5720

Re: Eurowings taking over DUS-EWR from Lufthansa

Bhoy wrote:
[...]Yes, Bayer's global HQ is in Leverkusen, just north of Cologne, and 40km from DUS.


And bear in mind that the 80% foreign/globally owned Bayer corporation is in the process of successfully taking over Monsanto. :eek:

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by Kilopond
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did PanAm feed its network?
Replies: 100
Views: 10739

Re: How did PanAm feed its network?

At LHR, they operated some 727's on flights into Europe to feed the TTL services. TWA did this as well. To be even more precise, those had not been based at Heathrow but at the outposts in continental Europe and did a morning rotation to LHR and back to their base. That way, they connected just per...

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by Kilopond
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Attempted spy assasination in UK?
Replies: 473
Views: 14004

Re: Attempted spy assasination in UK?

These are just the usual swashbuckling mock attacks. Neither side is trustworthy. Yet, both of them profit from that artificially staged hysteria. On BOTH sides the "dumb" populace is getting warned: don't be critical, just trust your government and take everything for granted what your lo...

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by Kilopond
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport thinks flight is for GOT, crew flies to LLA.
Replies: 10
Views: 3138

Re: Airport thinks flight is for GOT, crew flies to LLA.

https://www.thelocal.se/20180313/plane- ... gothenburg
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A link in English:

[...]The passengers spent the night in a hotel in Luleå and were to be flown to Gothenburg on Tuesday.


https://www.thelocal.se/20180313/plane- ... gothenburg

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by Kilopond
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY route
Replies: 66
Views: 8882

Re: Airline traffic rights: JetBlue targets United's silence over partner Air China’s fifth freedom over PEK-IAH-PTY rou

jetBlue has a point. I respectfully contradict you. The vast majority of airlines have traffic rights according to the scheme "homeland points - intermediate points - points in the US - points beyond". As US airlines have full traffic rights on reciprocal schemes. But almost 100% of those...

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by Kilopond
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)
Replies: 24
Views: 2362

Re: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)

It's easy to note that these 20 busiest airports are predominantly located in the eastern half part of China, reflecting a pattern of the Chinese population density Very true, but there are two exemptions from the rule: Urumqi URC might get a lot of traffic on the base of energy, logistics etc. And...

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by Kilopond
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38852

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

That message first came around about a month ago, also containing the complaint that the water jet from the tap had been flowing too sharply into the sink in the micro loo. Reportedly, Boeing solved the problem by lowering the water pressure. Nobody is exposed to involuntary moistening all over any ...

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by Kilopond
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrianair: Sanctions from the EU and US unfair?
Replies: 24
Views: 2041

Re: Syrianair: Sanctions from the EU and US unfair?

[...]You can call the sanctions unfair, but that's purely a political discussion, not something for this forum.[...] I respectfully disagree. The Freedoms of fhe Air are not linked to any political conditions. Back in time, no Soviet block plane had ever been hindered from crossing FIR NEW YORK OCE...

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by Kilopond
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 cockpit to get touch screen monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 4107

Re: A350-1000 cockpit to get touch screen monitors

Touchsreens may be very "fancy" and "cute" but nothing beats the ergonomics of mechanical buttons. Although those classical "knobs" would result in a very clumsy design by the standards of today's fashionable time spirit.

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by Kilopond
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?
Replies: 111
Views: 14511

Re: The A380 and US airlines: Too late or still a chance?

[...]I avoid all US airlines because of their shoddy service on long haul across nearly all aircraft.[...] Haha, what a nasty word! :D Back in time, I had been tought that a PANAM stewardess offering peanuts from her pantsuit pocket had been casual, easygoing, nonchalant and cool. :D [...]I actuall...

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by Kilopond
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 8516

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

[...]Thankfully the absurdity of untrained animals loose about the cabin hasn't reached us here yet. Genuine trained assistance dogs are permitted on board though - as an example, here's BA's policy which clarifies that "emotional support dogs" will be treated as domestic pets: https://ww...

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by Kilopond
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines
Replies: 66
Views: 8516

Re: "support dog" bites child on Southwest Airlines

Yet another uniquely American problem... Maybe a muzzle would stop this from happening again? Exactly my thought! Besides that, the US authorities could stop that pet anarchy and copy the bureaucracy (read: clear rules!) of other parts of the world. Here is how pet passports issued by Switzerland a...

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by Kilopond
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration
Replies: 87
Views: 21408

Re: 737-10 Reaches Firm Configuration

[...]I will also be shocked if the -9/-10 are only 25% of the orders.[...] Why is that? As of today, they will be underpowered and have a very sub-optimal field performance. Of course, that doesn't matter in North America. But in the rest of the world there are more than enough precarious runways f...

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by Kilopond
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14483

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

Samrnpage wrote:
Its a heck of a milestone that, no one can deny how important the 737 is in aviation history.


And one should always bear in mind that the launch of the 737 had initially been a total failure!

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by Kilopond
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 89
Views: 18316

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

[...]I recommend everyone to watch this short video of the DC-6 restoration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4PlcKf-XRw Thank you for that link. Well, the original DC-6 had been a legend, and it had been only sold to blue chip arilines but not to the likes of Lufthansa... But the follow-up clip rea...

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by Kilopond
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 89
Views: 18316

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

http://www.sunjournal.com/video-fire-su ... l-airport/
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There had been a minor accident half a year ago. Here is a report with awsome pictures from last August.

http://www.sunjournal.com/video-fire-su ... l-airport/

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by Kilopond
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 50532

Re: AN-148 with 71 people gone missing

https://youtu.be/VBGIhF4L1OI
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Life.ru posted an eyewitness video from the crash site:

https://youtu.be/VBGIhF4L1OI

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by Kilopond
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?
Replies: 51
Views: 6411

Re: Greenland Hosting a Mid-Atlantic Hub?

Northeastmost Canada would be better located. Would have range for 321LR to most Europe and North America.[...] Exactly! Places like Halifax have a decent local infrastructure and they would be able to draw a certain number of tourists from Europe at the same time. (Greenland is FAR too expensive. ...

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