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by SJPBR
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely
Replies: 26
Views: 5533

Re: QR postpones start of DOH-GIG-SCL indefinetely

EK Just applied to the 2nd DBX-GRU filght and it will be... DBX-GRU-SCL...77W

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by SJPBR
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 88
Views: 6278

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

The KC-390 is not aimed to USAF. They are looking for the market that RJMAZ said: "Small air forces that operate C-130's as their largest transport in a more strategic airlift role would prefer the KC-390."

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by SJPBR
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 264
Views: 38782

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

2) There was an even longer discussion that UA would order new 763's. Is that dead? UA is indeed interested in adding a few 763s to its fleet but those will come in the form of HA's 763s which are due for retirement this year. They are young frames, in good shape and satisfy UA's requirements. I be...

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by SJPBR
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRU-PTY-HND with a 787-9 possible?
Replies: 51
Views: 4707

Re: GRU-PTY-HANEDA WITH A 787-9, possible?

I changed my plans, now my virtual airline will fly GRU-LIM-NRT with A350ULR ULR !!!! Your virtual airline?! Are you playing a fantasy airline game? no, I am not olaying a game, jusy imagining possible ways for a RU_NRT route with 1 stop, the viability of this route greetings There are dozen ways o...

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by SJPBR
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?
Replies: 25
Views: 6065

Re: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?

We had a thread about 777 utilization by KLM in the past that was very cool.... Who was the OP? That was HB-IWC if I recall correctly. It's an old thread. Before the A330, B773 and B787 entered the fleet. But the B767 and the MD11 were still around. Although the B767 was in the process of retiremen...

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by SJPBR
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?
Replies: 25
Views: 6065

Re: what is the use of wide-body aircraft of KLM?

We had a thread about 777 utilization by KLM in the past that was very cool.... Who was the OP?

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by SJPBR
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 432
Views: 47540

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

How on earth did the Brazilian government acquire one "golden share" that has the power to determine the entire strategic fate of Embraer? For such a valuable asset what was the cost? Is this just another of the many subsidies in the industry? Check EMB history and you will undestand. wha...

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by SJPBR
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 432
Views: 47540

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

The talks are on hold as the parties await word from the Brazilian government on whether it would sign off on the combination. The government has a so-called golden share in Embraer that gives it veto powers over such a transaction. Embraer is a crown-jewel of Brazilian industry, and it’s far from ...

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by SJPBR
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ
Replies: 432
Views: 47540

Re: Boeing has held takeover talks with Embraer: WSJ

Embraer stock skyrocketed after this piece of news came up. The Brazilian government has golden shares on Embraer, giving the government veto power over a potential takeover. However, I'd think they'd be tempted to allow the takeover to go through as they need to balance the federal budget ASAP. it...

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by SJPBR
Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AA keep a global First Class?
Replies: 59
Views: 10768

Re: Why does AA keep a global First Class?

Brickell305 wrote:
I’m pretty sure AA can sell F to EZE and GRU out of Miami.


I’ve been told by an AA agent in GRU that they sell about 50% of F seats in the GRU-MIA.

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by SJPBR
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to retrofit its 777 - again.
Replies: 23
Views: 5162

Re: LATAM to retrofit its 777 - again.

The 777 is a big plane for LATAM. . The 777s have almost double the business class capacity that the A350 has in their configuration This is why I liked. I git upragded to C in ALL 77W flights that I traveled in the last 2 years. In the 350 in only about 50%, evn sometimes beeing number 2-3 in the ...

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by SJPBR
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 611
Views: 113536

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

what about the E190? Any news?

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by SJPBR
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?
Replies: 24
Views: 2901

Re: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?

Just qn anedoctal example of it! chill out

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by SJPBR
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?
Replies: 24
Views: 2901

Re: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?

On Varig 707 captain was involved in two crashs. One pax e one cargo 707.


edit: typo

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by SJPBR
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight
Replies: 41
Views: 9491

Re: Incident envolving Embraer KC-390 during a test flight

according to some news in brazil (I will look for it) the stall was due some movement in test equipament in cargo bay shifitinh the center of gravity in the stall test. Something like the 747F in Kabul... But the pilots have altitude and speed to recover.

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by SJPBR
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA new WB future positions and destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 5701

Re: UA new WB future positions and destinations

Just a point: there are several 77A doing GRU and Europe trips

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by SJPBR
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 10982

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

+ NZ must also have quite a few B777's & B787's sitting at LAX & SFO all day "sunbaking" & paying parking fees. NZ only has 1x 777 daily that spends the day at LAX as NZ1/2 travel onto LHR. NZ 5 arrives 11:40am then departs again at 10:30pm as NZ5. With SFO NZ8 arrives at Midd...

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by SJPBR
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 6307

Re: Any smoking flights still?

Calder wrote:
I wouldn't mind taking a smoking flight, just for the sake of having the experience.



Not a good one. And I am a smoker...

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by SJPBR
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA JFK to EZE 777-300ER
Replies: 11
Views: 3717

Re: AA JFK to EZE 777-300ER

MIA-GRu will be made with 3 aircraft (double dailynwith one daylight fligth).

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by SJPBR
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again
Replies: 30
Views: 5036

Re: Ethiopian going nonstop to Sao Paulo again

A lot of Asia trafick to/from GRU also goes with TK

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by SJPBR
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future LH Expansion
Replies: 77
Views: 16588

Re: Future LH Expansion

LH and LX pax to SCL are taken care by Latam Brazil (TAM). On the oposite side several places in europe are covered by LH to Latam BR from FRA.

They are not in same alliance but still codeshare and you can earn ff miles ib thia flights...

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by SJPBR
Sat May 27, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 33
Views: 5018

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

The Cueto's bite was much bigger than what they can swallow.

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by SJPBR
Sat May 27, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 33
Views: 5018

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

The only feelings hurt here seem to be those of certain Brazilians that still can't reconcile with the fact that their largest airline is in Chilean hands now. Corporations from all over the world own businesses in other countries. The question that relates to this thread is whether Lan is a good o...

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by SJPBR
Fri May 26, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 33
Views: 5018

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

Off topic, but I have to say it. JJ became a crap of an airline since it was bought by LA. Used to be my first choice always, but not anymore. Even the FIDELIDADE program was destroyed. So sad. I have to agree! Getting worse every day Why do you say that? Can you develop your ideas, what is wrong w...

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by SJPBR
Thu May 25, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 33
Views: 5018

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

I think the A350s and 77W are fairly new. Where is Latam sending the 77Ws to? JFK, MIA, and what else? From GRU only? Was F Class removed already? I think they were also due to receive some updates in the form of changes to the upholstery of the seats and new fully horizontal J-class seats. Latam w...

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by SJPBR
Thu May 25, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 33
Views: 5018

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

One of those frames is old, but the rest have line numbers in the 900s and 1000s. Didn't LAN change some of that order to Dreamliners? Many of the LATAM Brasil 763s haven't even reached their first D check yet (being between 3-5 years old). ...and to add - more comfortable passenger seating. A 2-3-...

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by SJPBR
Thu May 25, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 33
Views: 5018

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

oksman wrote:
Off topic, but I have to say it.
JJ became a crap of an airline since it was bought by LA. Used to be my first choice always, but not anymore. Even the FIDELIDADE program was destroyed. So sad.


I have to agree! Getting worse every day

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by SJPBR
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes
Replies: 65
Views: 12789

Re: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes

ahj2000 wrote:
Interesting to see how DFW-GIG will do.



With the Brazilian economy improving just a little it will work fine. It will cover all GIG-West of Mississipi market.

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by SJPBR
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 73
Views: 8523

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

I think of SFO-IAD in UA

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by SJPBR
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One route aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 9040

Re: One route aircraft

In the past TAM used the 2 A345 only in GRU-FRA

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by SJPBR
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule
Replies: 50
Views: 7965

Re: Chicago O'Hare Summer 2017 Int'l Schedule

Great post. I'm surprised (...) and the lack of South American flights other than Uniteds GRU. It's a hell of back track for most connections destinations. All other major hubs linked to GRU from US3 are better localized (IAH, MIA, ATL, DFW and even JFK, EWR, DTW or IAD). That said this flight is g...

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by SJPBR
Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca and the A318
Replies: 24
Views: 4470

Re: Avianca and the A318

According to an user in Forum Contato Radar in Brazil AVB had 14 A319. 2 returned to lessor, 6 are flying and 6 parked in airports mostly missing engines (the PW). I remember seeing parked and engineless A318 in SSA, BSB and CGH.

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by SJPBR
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Fleet Repaint Updates
Replies: 40
Views: 5879

Re: LATAM Group painting?

This painting process is being really slow... I think that not even the company is really comfortable with this new livery/logo. That's what I was thinking but as well LATAM isn't making profit. Ps I am 100% sure about the Profit. Yes. The bottomline is that the people from Santiago does not have a...

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by SJPBR
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Fleet Repaint Updates
Replies: 40
Views: 5879

Re: LATAM Group painting?

This painting process is being really slow... I think that not even the company is really comfortable with this new livery/logo.

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by SJPBR
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9066

Re: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?

I think that the problem is not only the brazilian economy as other companies are increasing their flights to Brazil. I do believe that the Chilenians does not have a clue in what they can do with the former TAM....

BTW I flew MAD-GRU last week in the 350 in business... Nice ride....

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by SJPBR
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787s - will ever fly out of MIA?
Replies: 20
Views: 3480

Re: AA 787s - will ever fly out of MIA?

I agree with this. Also, Brazil will eventually start to do better and it may be a good plane for secondary Brazilian markets. Maybe some other Latin American flying when the region is strong like ASU or COR. At some point they will have to put the 787 to these routes (like CNF) or cancel them. The...

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by SJPBR
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 787s - will ever fly out of MIA?
Replies: 20
Views: 3480

Re: AA 787s - will ever fly out of MIA?

MIA-TATL flights currently operated by 763s are the more realistic ones to go 788 eventually. I say eventually because the 763s are likely to consolidate in MIA/DFW as their numbers dwindle, so it won't be soon. I agree with this. Also, Brazil will eventually start to do better and it may be a good...

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by SJPBR
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AV to upgauge BOG-GIG flight
Replies: 6
Views: 1576

Re: AV to upgauge BOG-GIG flight

AF022 wrote:
Is Brazil in general and Rio in particular recovering a bit?



Looks like. Several upgauges going on. A380 in GRU, upgauge in most UA routes...

There is (was) a thread about it

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by SJPBR
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government bans flying on Insel Air for government officials
Replies: 5
Views: 2477

Re: Dutch government bans flying on Insel Air for government officials

US Gov too: Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air U.S. Embassy Brasilia February 3, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air. The Consulate adopted this policy followi...

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by SJPBR
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 9162

Re: How widely used is the 'W Pattern' used by Airlines?

A few years ago when AA was using 77W in most flights to GRU (from JFK, MIA and DFW) they always were in W pattern shifting the ships between the hubs thought GRU.

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by SJPBR
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?

dabpit wrote:
SJPBR wrote:
This is what people are talking about. With 2 weekly flights I guees that woul be the best guess.

What people and is there a source?


It is roumor in Brazilian aviation foruns like Contato Radar

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by SJPBR
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?

dabpit wrote:
SJPBR wrote:
Azul just got 2 more weekly service to US and O6 7 weekly from ANAC. Looks like the AD two weekly will go to CNF-MCO.

So AD plans to restart CNF-MCO?



This is what people are talking about. With 2 weekly flights I guees that woul be the best guess.

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by SJPBR
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?

dfwjim1 wrote:
Who is O6?



Avianca Brazil (called OnceanAir before)

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by SJPBR
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?

not long haul, but international, Azul will start CNF-EZE next March Azul just got 2 more weekly service to US and O6 7 weekly from ANAC. Looks like the AD two weekly will go to CNF-MCO. O6 also got 7 weekly to Chile and Colombia. Looks like they can use the A330 to GRU-MIA-GRU and GRU-SCL-GRU. The...

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by SJPBR
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?

[quote="airliner777"]Any hope for Avianca Brasil (O6) launching a new route to the USA? What happened to their A330s stored in Spain?[/
There is a strong rumor that they are coming to Brazil ( at least 1-2, the others to Iran Air). Routes: I don't know

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by SJPBR
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible 300 light attack fighters for USAF?
Replies: 43
Views: 7249

Re: Possible 300 light attack fighters for USAF?

They (USAF) probably wants Super Tucanos (they know how they operate) but will have At-6 (specially with the new administration, since AT-6 is american and A-29 is not...)

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by SJPBR
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?
Replies: 17
Views: 2953

Re: Brazilian-International aviation on a slow recovery?

I guess yes, but it can be just small adjustments.... You an also add in the list LAX-GRU going from 787 to 772. LATAM on the other hand is still dealing with internal problems. They cannot walk 10 meters straight without a adjustment from the Chile's friends. And I don't know if it is cause or cons...

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by SJPBR
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B763 at Sao Paulo on Jan 15th 2017, aircraft being shot at
Replies: 18
Views: 4864

Re: LATAM B763 at Sao Paulo on Jan 15th 2017, aircraft being shot at

Wow I don't think I've ever heard of anything like this. Has this kind of thing ever happened before? March 25th, 2008 on a US Airways B767 Link/Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-airways-pilots-gun-fires-in-cockpit/ A gun belonging to the pilot of a US Airways plane went off as the aircraft wa...

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by SJPBR
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B763 at Sao Paulo on Jan 15th 2017, aircraft being shot at
Replies: 18
Views: 4864

Re: LATAM B763 at Sao Paulo on Jan 15th 2017, aircraft being shot at

I wonder if it got hit on the ground or in the air but it's probably been hit on the ground In fact when you see the pictures (available in the Brazilian forum Contato Radar) you can clearly realize that the bullet hit the wing from the top to the bottom with low energy (the bullet was almost intac...

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