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by Draken21fx
Mon May 21, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATH to AMS airline question
Replies: 22
Views: 1333

Re: ATH to AMS airline question

So, I am currently on this trip. Waiting on my AMS-ATH on Aegean. Anyway, do they not check IDs on flights in Europe? All we needed was our boarding pass to get through security. EDIT: nevermind. It sounds like they check it before you get on the plane Enjoy your trip and dont forget to update us. ...

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by Draken21fx
Fri May 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV
Replies: 386
Views: 58966

Re: Plane down near HAV

Indeed, AA1334 would fit with the time of the crash due to the delay. Hopefully it is not that flight Hopefully :boggled: Because it's better if the victims aren't American? What an odd thing to say after such a tragedy. Yeah this came very strange to me as well. SCQ83 is a known and active member ...

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by Draken21fx
Mon May 07, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18834

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

GoEuro has published a list of European routes on which it is faster to take the train vs the plane. 1. London - Paris 2. London - Manchester 3. Brussels - London 4. London - Amsterdam 5. London -Edinburgh 6. Barcelona - Madrid 7. Rome - Venice 8. Amsterdam - Paris 9. Milan - Rome 10. Munich – Frank...

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by Draken21fx
Sun May 06, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg article: Watch Out, Airlines. High Speed Rail Now Rivals Flying on Key Routes
Replies: 239
Views: 18834

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

Why did we turn this one into a USA thread? I remember there are several threads opened in the past about rail vs air travel. I believe in some places there is even code-sharing of planes and trains. Air France comes to mind. Traveling by train is booming pretty much throughout Europe at an expense ...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conflict in Syria - implications on civil aviation
Replies: 0
Views: 415

Conflict in Syria - implications on civil aviation

As we all know there has been an ongoing conflict in Syria for years now. Unfortunately recently things started escalating and only today Eurocontrol issued a warning due to a possible military operation. http://www.airlive.net/alert-notification-from-eurocontrol-for-eastern-mediterranean-area-due-t...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo

They handled 13.2 million passengers last year, I think they are fine with the A320. I think I read somewhere that they are looking to get rid of the Q400. I have a feeling that Aegean will eventually operate an all Airbus fleet while Sky Express might take over regional and domestic flights where ...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo

OA260 wrote:
A good day for A3 and Airbus. It was never really in doubt about who it would go to.


Wouldn't though the Cseries make some commercial sense to them especially the winter months?

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by Draken21fx
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Aegean signs MoU for 20+10 Airbus 320neo and 321neo

Aegean just announced that they have signed a MoU with Airbus for 30 planes in total (+12 options). https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aegean-signs-for-30-a320neo-family-jets-447153/ https://en.about.aegeanair.com/media-center/press-releases/2018/aegean-announces-order-of-up-to-42-new-aircra...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 68757

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

Obviously you shouldnt be taking The Sun and The Daily Mail too seriously. The Guardian has an another article on the flight actually but nothing extraordinary really https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/mar/25/my-17-hour-qantas-odyssey-in-kangaroo-pyjamas . The only interesting part is this: He ...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI
Replies: 195
Views: 41746

Re: Updated: Niki Lauda purchases NIKI

And he announced the routes...Pretty expected but very Greece-heavy :)

https://www.laudamotion.com/en/generated/timetable_S2018.pdf

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by Draken21fx
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planned Stopovers?
Replies: 19
Views: 1989

Re: Planned Stopovers?

EK does DXB-LCA-MLA. The LCA-MLA part is a 2h flight roughly. I think the stop over in LCA is around 1-1,5h.

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by Draken21fx
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7156

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

Guys all points made are valid but we are slipping into the the Non-Aviation thread. Could be please keep it Ryanair orientated rather than discussing the + and - of Brexit?

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by Draken21fx
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 101
Views: 26636

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

http://www.jacdec.de/WP/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-12_S2-AGU_DH84_US-Bangla@Kathmandu_MAP1.jpg What in the world... Yeah, that's what I gathered from this as well. We know they approached from the north... and somehow they ended up over there. Did they decide to let a passenger fly the plan...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7156

Re: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

September 2018, eh? That'll be at the end of the summer season then, when Ryanair have run their dwindling crew so hard, they're flat out of hours. So let's hide the inevitable cancellations behind a veil of political protest. That the RYR publicity machine actually have people fall for it, speaks ...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit
Replies: 59
Views: 7156

Ryanair protecting itself from a hard Brexit

The Guardian seems to like Ryanair a lot :) According to this article https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/mar/09/flyer-beware-ryanair-to-sell-tickets-with-brexit-caveat they will start selling tickets (September 2018 onwards) with the following disclaimer This flight is subject to the regulato...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: Formula One season 2018 (Preseason)

Give it a bit of time and the halos will evolve slightly (like on the pic of the Ferrari you posted) but they will never become beautiful. To my untrained eye the Ferrari has the most interesting developments incorporated but I strongly suspect that it was the only one which was launched close to th...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway extension projects around the world
Replies: 28
Views: 4732

Re: Runway extension projects around the world

http://ardent.mit.edu/airports/ASP_exer ... aiakis.pdf
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10/28 in SKG - Thessaloniki is been extended into the sea by 1000m + 150m making the runway 3440m + 150m long. You can read some details here http://ardent.mit.edu/airports/ASP_exer ... aiakis.pdf

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by Draken21fx
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA
Replies: 463
Views: 10420

Re: Florida shooting - Europe should set an example to the USA

wardialer wrote:
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The US should be like Israel as well. Having armed guards in airports and at every malls and schools.

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Out of curiosity have you ever been to Israel?

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by Draken21fx
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?
Replies: 21
Views: 4489

Re: Are powerbacks still done at any US airports?

https://youtu.be/lqZ83gJc7DE?t=54s
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Not US but for sure someone did it in Skiathos, Greece this summer :)

https://youtu.be/lqZ83gJc7DE?t=54s

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by Draken21fx
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR confirms Mykonos service this summer.
Replies: 12
Views: 1823

Re: QR confirms Mykonos service this summer.

And along with Santorini they are the most expensive islands in the Aegean. It is very similar in a sense to Ibiza. You can party but you don't have to, there are plenty of really expensive luxury hotels. Plus it is located in the middle of the Aegean so if you rent a yacht you have a variety of isl...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 17897

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1377793
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Btw havent we discussed the same a few months ago under viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1377793

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by Draken21fx
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 17897

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

LA704 wrote:
Did we mention the unlikely but possible SAS, Finnair and Aegean yet?


Aegean makes sense indeed. A lot of short 30-45 mins hops within Greece and on some of them it is quite difficult to fill a 150+ seat plane.

Don't see them buying that many planes in one order though.

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by Draken21fx
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The undisclosed european CSeries customer
Replies: 96
Views: 17897

Re: The undisclosed european CSeries customer

:twisted: Ryanair :twisted:

Seriously now I wonder if Ryanair could potentially consider the Cseries in the future if the price tag is right. It would be pretty good and would allow them to connect even more secondary/tertiary cities.

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by Draken21fx
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 41501

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

zeke wrote:
Got to love the ironic MSN 787-7 !


At least someone in the marketing dpt of Airbus has a sense of humor. Don't think it will appreciated tho at the other end of the Atlantic.

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by Draken21fx
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bitcoin Mining Boom Hits Small Town In Washington State
Replies: 38
Views: 1523

Re: Bitcoin Mining Boom Hits Small Town In Washington State

.... But the problem with fiat money is that not only is there nothing backing them, but you can also create an infinite amount of USD/Euro/GBP . Any country can create their own, in fact. What exactly, then, makes one more valuable than the other, other than fame and speculation? Just used your se...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10365

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

The next video that auto played had more landings from that same day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4EQuM_t8Fo Rookie question but why there is a vehicle entering an active runway at around the 7:00 min of the video during the Q400 landing? I know it is an airport vehicle and most probably is ent...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack
Replies: 19
Views: 6816

Re: Afriqiyah planes damaged after Tripoli Airport attack

Strange this is not headline news on "western" media. Although we are on an airliners forum the loss of human life is the paramount issue. RIP to all souls lost :( Don't care atm about the fate of the plane as it is very sad that in 2018 we are still discussing about militia attacks in the...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane blown into bulding, Malta
Replies: 24
Views: 5988

Re: Plane blown into bulding, Malta

Gusts were 65 km/h at the time of the incident.

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by Draken21fx
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane blown into bulding, Malta
Replies: 24
Views: 5988

Re: Plane blown into bulding, Malta

At least the building is of questionable quality so the damage should not be too bad. Anyway the plane will be repaired in Lufthansa Technik in Malta my guess is (rumors say that it was stationed on the isle for that reason anyway) and will be flying again very shortly, I hope. Wow. Shows how tough...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19731

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?

The lack of big tourist infrastructure is what keeps a lot of people coming back to Greece, year after year. I think many Greeks also prefer it the way it is. With big infrastructure comes big corporate ownership, much of which is likely foreign. So, instead of all the money going directly into loc...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19731

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?

Lol Relax about MASSIVE! ATH is still considered a small airport, and the island airports some of them are no more than bus stations! Tourism is doing very well in GR but the infrastructure is about to collapse! There is not room for much expansion, especially in the summer. What GR is trying to do...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19731

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

For me as an example Thessaloniki could have been what Prague, Krakow and some of the smaller Spanish cities are for city breaks but the potential has not yet materialised. No offense, but Thessaloniki is not Prague :). But I see your point. IMO OPO in Portugal (which is also the country's 2nd city...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane blown into bulding, Malta
Replies: 24
Views: 5988

Re: Plane blown into bulding, Malta

At least the building is of questionable quality so the damage should not be too bad. https://cdn-attachments.timesofmalta.com/c0d2288da4c848e083b6169560ced8a1aaaf780e-1514527354-5a45da7a-620x348.jpg https://cdn-attachments.timesofmalta.com/fb451f833b81668b8312c3ef59e309a67cfc2e12-1514530352-5a45e63...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19731

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

Well if played smartly Athens airport could had become a hub similar to Istanbul, but it lacks a company like Turkish as I don't see Aegean expanding with widebodies anytime soon. The space is there. Can you explain the economics of this? What advantage would an airline in Athens have over an airli...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lord Ashcroft's plane was blown into a building
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Lord Ashcroft's plane was blown into a building

A Dassault Falcon 7X owned by Lord Ashcroft was blown into a building. Thankfully the building seems to be of shady quality so the damage does not look too bad. Noone was injured. https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20171227/local/aircraft-skids-off-runway-smashes-into-building.666622 https:/...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19731

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

Agreed OA260 :) @bgm: The question was focused on US flights rather than flights from Europe. If you compare Portugal and Greece (two relatively similar countries in terms of GDP, VFR and population) to Middle East / Asia, it is the other way around (again geography!). ATH has way more destinations ...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19731

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

Not arguing about the increase. Arguing about the reasons behind that increase, if that is towards the right direction and if it comparable to the increase in other European destinations. From the same article you quoted. http://greece.greekreporter.com/files/tourism-greece-chart.jpg Since the begin...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 19731

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a destination?

Well if played smartly Athens airport could had become a hub similar to Istanbul, but it lacks a company like Turkish as I don't see Aegean expanding with widebodies anytime soon. The space is there. In regards to the booming tourism in Greece I disagree slightly. Due to the developments in countrie...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Tunisia
Replies: 34
Views: 12618

Re: UAE bans Tunisian females/EK flights banned/EK bans females from Tunisia

I would hope any airline would act as EK has. "A Tunisian official said UAE authorities had received "serious security information about the possibility of a terrorist attack" by female Tunisian passport holders. A spokeswoman for the Tunisian presidency, Saida Garrach, said that UAE...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with either only male or only female crew
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Airlines with either only male or only female crew

Aegean in Greece. Only female and handpicked cabin crew, don't think that would be allowed in any other EU country such as UK, Germany etc. Reasons are obvious ;) Strange, when did they introduce the policy? I've certainly been on Aegean flights with male cabin crew, and my experience with flying t...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with either only male or only female crew
Replies: 13
Views: 3280

Re: Airlines with either only male or only female crew

Aegean in Greece. Only female and handpicked cabin crew, don't think that would be allowed in any other EU country such as UK, Germany etc. Reasons are obvious ;)

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by Draken21fx
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway improvement works - SKG - Thessaloniki
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Re: Runway improvement works - SKG - Thessaloniki

In general personally I believe the situation should be taught in the future in management schools as an example of how not to handle a project. Fraport, the HCAA and some of the airlines that used to fly to SKG are all at fault. It is a proper mess. Thanks for the interesting post. In what way do ...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway improvement works - SKG - Thessaloniki
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Re: Runway improvement works - SKG - Thessaloniki

Ok got some more info. Both main runways are out of action. Reason for that is that they need to strengthen them at the point they are intersecting which is the red one in the pic below. Please note that the long runway in this pic is the future 10/28. The dotted line going south to north is the Fox...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway improvement works - SKG - Thessaloniki
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Re: Runway improvement works - SKG - Thessaloniki

The "runway" is in fact a short and narrow taxiway with a displaced threshold and without any precision approach aids. Basically you need to make a visual approach to a short and narrow "runway" between the two 2 real runways and the touchdown zone is in the middle of it. Hardly...

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by Draken21fx
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway improvement works - SKG - Thessaloniki
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Runway improvement works - SKG - Thessaloniki

I recently stubbled upon an article in regards to some construction works on 10/28 of SKG. To my understanding the runway is extended to around 3.5km. In the meantime airlines are asked to use taxiway Foxtrot as 10/28 but I do have a few questions in that: a. How common it is to use a taxiway when t...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US impose new restrictions in Visa Waiver/ESTA nations
Replies: 20
Views: 2263

Re: US impose new restrictions in Visa Waiver/ESTA nations

Hmmmmm tend to disagree in regards to the strictness of the checks but lets not derail the subject. Btw Cyprus is not Schengen so the Cypriots were checking you for their own accord and in order not to foot the bill of the return flight from central Europe in case you were found in possession of fak...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slot congested airports
Replies: 19
Views: 6411

Re: Slot congested airports

According to Wikipedia, there are 177 slot-controlled airports in the world. Some - like in the Greek Isles - are slot-controlled only in peak holiday periods. Trust me - I'm as surprised as you are. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_slot#cite_note-level3airports-1 Hmmmmm I think it has to do w...

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by Draken21fx
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178152

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This is what capitalism is about. Under normal circumstances anyone can choose their business partners. Absolutely not true. Hostile takeovers. And what would be the reason for BBD to reject a Boeing counter-offer besides bad blood? There is none. Just a slight corrections though. If you aggressive...

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by Draken21fx
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178152

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

New cockpit = new airplane with new certification.. Nope, you don´t need to re-certify the aircraft because you change the UI. As long you don´t change the underlying aircraft, you just certify the new Cockpit. Otherwise Cockpits would never see updates. UPS is just about to change pretty much the ...

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by Draken21fx
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 178152

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Meanwhile in Toulouse: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4498/37718847522_8f9ec82cbc_c.jpg C-FFDO Bombardier CS300 with A320 Neo by Eurospot 1 Million views in 1 year, Thanks , on Flickr People who don't like smiling Leahy's better take a break today. The CS300 rudder is missing. Tech or marketing? Oe...

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