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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4730

Re: Passengers Clapping

Is it really appreciation for the pilots? Or just mass relief that the pax all got back down to earth again in one piece? If they got back down to earth again in one piece, who's responsible? I think you will find that mostly they are thanking God for that! (Check out the countries listed in this t...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4730

Re: Passengers Clapping

Is it really appreciation for the pilots?
Or just mass relief that the pax all got back down to earth again in one piece?

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19226

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

Sometimes a good clean-up can pay for itself in fuel saved. Back in the days of the King's Cup Air Race, you would see competitors waxing their aircraft to an immaculate sheen, in the hope it would gain them ½kt extra airspeed which might make all the difference. Same philosophy; different end prod...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180360

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

For clarity, that is not what I said. Airbus Group INC is the wholly owned US registered subsidiary of Airbus that assembles aircraft in the USA. It is a US registered entity and pays its tax in the USA accordingly. That is the whole point of opening a C-Series assembly line in Mobile I wouldn't be...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrapping the first A380
Replies: 17
Views: 6888

Re: Scapping the first A380

Just loving this quote from the PAMELA project above.

PAMELA wrote:
Although the first A380s will not retire from service before the middle of this century.....
And that was dated 3 May 2007
Doesn't time fly?

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180360

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Airbus SE is the parent company, registered in Europe (SE = societas Europaea ) Airbus Group Inc is a subsidiary with HQ at McNair, Virginia, and considerable factory at Mobile, Ala, and elsewhere i.e. it's not just a phantom company existing on paper alone. I'm not seeing any Boeing equivalent in ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180360

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

As iamlucky13 and washingtonflyer have provided a highly intelligent source of information for us here, I have a question for them: I found it interesting that the announcement came right out and announced the intention of the Mobile FAL. I would have thought they would keep this card up the sleeve...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180360

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

And if I can remind you, Airbus Group is every bit as much as US entity as Boeing is. Which begs the question, is Boeing Group every bit as much a European entity as Airbus? If not, why? Is there just a basic misunderstanding here? (that is NOT meant as an insult) i.e. not everyone is aware that Ai...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4730

Re: Passengers Clapping

JannEejit wrote:
Perfectly acceptable cultural show of appreciation for a job well done.

HHScot wrote:
Clapping is one thing. But I'd draw the line at having a whip round for the pilot! :rotfl:


That depends; if it's an Easyjet flight, you might need a whip round to pay for the fuel to get home.

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180360

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

washingtonflyer wrote:
For an aircraft assembled in the USA, no duties would apply. For an aircraft assembled in Canada, the duties apply (provided that final duties are instituted).
:checkmark:
Listen up folks; IMHO this is the man who knows his onions, and his word on this matter is all that this thread needs.

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4730

Re: Passengers Clapping

I'm going to take a big risk here.... it goes back to my own experience, and my gut feeling at the time. And now it appears to be supported by everyone's comments. Here is a list of the countries mentioned (so far); Lithuania Italy France Spain Puerto Rico Ireland and Latin America There is a common...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 114177

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Just last week it was reported that it will be stored in Tarbes, Spain. FYI Tarbes is a French town near Toulouse... one of the reasons it's often used to store various unassigned or ready-for-modification/scrapping Airbus planes. Tarmac Aerosave have two storage facilities not far from each other;...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passengers Clapping
Replies: 57
Views: 4730

Re: Passengers Clapping

Yes, it is most probably a cultural thing. On dozens of package flights to/from the UK, the Brits on board viewed the flight much as they would a bus-ride. But on one of my few flights to/from Italy (non-charter) the Italians on board broke into spontaneous applause upon landing, apart from the ones...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180360

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Moet folks here are so busy bashing Boeing they forget one thing. - Bombardier's dumping hurts fair competition between airlines. The Canadian governments essentially helped Delta buy jets at a ridiculously low cost thereby giving Delta an unfair cost advantage that will be used against their compe...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180360

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Moet folks here are so busy bashing Boeing they forget one thing. - Bombardier's dumping hurts fair competition between airlines. The Canadian governments essentially helped Delta buy jets at a ridiculously low cost thereby giving Delta an unfair cost advantage that will be used against their compe...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180360

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I still wonder why BBD dumping the CSeries =not ok when Boeing was totally dumping the 787. Somehow one is ok and the other is not. Just remember when you go to court, you don't necessarily get JUSTICE, what you actually get is LAW. The two things are not the same. I wish we had @washingtonflyer he...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97046

Re: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier

....sitting in cdg having just watched planes including a couple cseries for a few hours I get to read the biggest 'go f yourselves Boeing and USDOC' ever. Seems like my vacation just got extended! I assume you are talking Swiss & Baltic; but were you there when the CS300 demonstrator rocked up?

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CS300; USAF next customer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Bombardier CS300; USAF next customer?

Spirit Aerosystems is at IAB. They have some very nice test facilities there (formerly Boeing) that are used by all the manufacturers in the area, Cessna, Beechcraft, Bombardier, Hawker and Learjet. Thank you; that's all I needed to know. :thumbsup: (there is nothing on the wiki page to suggest any...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CS300; USAF next customer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Bombardier CS300; USAF next customer?

No, this is NOT yet another BBD vs Boeing thread. This is all about Bombardier, and only Bombardier. Except maybe it now includes Airbus. I was tracking the CS300 demonstrator back to Wichita last Friday, but it didn't go to Wichita Dwight D Eisenhower (ICT). Instead, it landed across town at McConn...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 180360

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

This has caught me totally by surprise, so forgive me if this is a wild idea;
Could it be that Delta are now going to cancel their order for Canadian-built CS100s,
....... and instead take delivery of 45 almost identical A317s made in the good ol' USA? ;)

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO spotting help, please
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: SFO spotting help, please

I'm going to SFO tomorrow and I will be without a car. .... how do I get to this garage? Let me state upfront I have only been to SFO once, a long time ago. I was primarily concerned with getting into a strange hire car, with the steering wheel on the wrong side, and no stick-shift either! My passe...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19226

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

N14AZ wrote:
ikolkyo wrote:
Honestly that aircraft looks so neglected, it looks like it’s been in a boneyard.

This is an insult to all aircraft stored on boneyards!! ;-)

Ha-ha. You are not wrong there.
The only thing contaminating those desert birds is a fine, invisible layer of radioactivity. :stirthepot:

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6184

Re: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea

Tangentally back on topic.... LOL, despite rumours to the contrary, I'm all in favour of that. :checkmark: .....but by my count this is at least the sixth An 26 series write off this year. Not a particularly stellar attrition rate especially considering how small the global fleet is getting. I'm su...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6184

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

4605027 OMG, I'm guilty of commenting on the state of the beach again......... :spin: True but you also posted a plane landing in the Caribbean in a forum about west africa and commented on a hurricane that started 1000 miles or so northwest of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. And never affected the area. A...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6184

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

then maybe your post should be moved to the Non-Aviation forum, into something like "Quality of West African beaches" 4605027 And what do you see here? Obviously it helps if you can "View Large". And also read the comment I added 15 days ago. I see a fabulous C-5. And in the bac...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19226

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

It's sad to see a once nice airline not show their livery with pride by keeping it clean and shiny. Not only that, the dirt increases weight which decreases efficiency. I would add; surface dirt increases drag, and ultimately that costs $$$. Sometimes a good clean-up can pay for itself in fuel save...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6184

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

Well, that photo might have a narrow field of view but it seems to show a large chunk of the wreck, if not all of it. And around such wreck there are no marks in the sand leading to it. If you have ever put a heavy object (e.g. an aircraft) in water, you will know that it appears to weigh less even...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19226

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

Mimark06 wrote:
…and they're still dragging it around ON the nose wheel?

It's just a question of balance.
Unload the first class section from the front, and leave all the cattle at the back, and before you know it, there will be hardly any weight on the nose at all.

Just don't over-do it!

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4431

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

It's funny, because you clearly didn't read the entirety of the first post. Read the last sentence of the first post and you will see why the poster responded with KLM. That sentence explicitly and unambiguously asks for airlines "globally," meaning far beyond the UK. Yeah, it's odd that ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4431

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

I didn't know they were based in the UK. Read until the end! :) We did. The title states UK not EU. So reading his KLM reply still tells us he did not read the TITLE of the post. Nope; it is the two of you who need to brush up on your reading skills. The Topic Author, in his first post, says this. ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 8517

Re: Any smoking flights still?

In the past there were many smoking flights. Doesn't seem to have any now. Any smoking flights still>? Is it legal to have a smoking flight? I mean can an airline arrange one? No need; just watch Arthur Godfrey flying the Eastern Airlines Super Connie on one engine, whilst smoking a "Cheaper b...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Circling on approach
Replies: 43
Views: 7553

Re: Circling on approach

how do you line up aircraft during final approach under consideration of the different landing speeds of different airliners. Is there a minimum landing speed considering the "fastest aircraft ", i.e. the one with the highest necessary landing speed? That's a question that comes to my min...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4431

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

WIederling wrote:
History of German airlines is a rather convoluted spaghetti thing.

Surely it is the history of Italian airlines that is a convoluted spaghetti thing?

For instance, just look at Alitalia.... (All Luggage In Tehran; Aircraft Landing In Athens)

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4431

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

It is a myth that KLM stopped operating altogether during WWII. KLM continued to operate LIS-BRS (Whitchurch) during WWII on behalf of BOAC, while its entire Caribean division based in CUR operated uninterrupted. Details of KLM operations in UK during WWII: 10 May 1940: German offensive against Fra...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK35 ISTYUL 13OCT What's going on?
Replies: 14
Views: 3219

Re: TK35 ISTYUL 13OCT What's going on?

2) For the worse, the Capt. had already declared medical emergency while still in Turkish airspace. Continuing forward to Europe and make an emergency landing somewhere there would definitely not suit the international rules. They had to return to the nearest airport inside the airspace where medic...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36549

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

zeke wrote:
Using 788 data, assume a landing weight of 158.8 tonnes,...... .

Wow, amazing stuff, just what I needed. In fact so much data, my feeble brain cannot process it all tonight. I will take some time to view it & see where it takes me, and then get back to you.
Thanks Zeke. :checkmark:

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?
Replies: 44
Views: 4431

Re: The UK's longest serving originally named airline ?

Internationally the prize indeed goes to KLM, Runner-up is Qantas, founded in 1920. It is also the case that QF is the world's oldest continuously-operating airline, given that KLM had to suspend operations during the war. After a bit of digging I found this http://www.century-of-flight.net/new%20s...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 20876

Re: DC-8-73(F) brought back into service in 2017

I am probably wrong on this, but this looks like a very old picture... the 747 in the back? And a LH 727? I wonder when this was taken... Now there's funny. I saw the same pic and immediately thought how unfortunate that such a modern photo had been selected. The CFM56s were the main give-away for ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 188054

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

Interesting tweet from "Captain Dave" (@DaveWallsworth), a BA A380 captain, with notes on how a 3 engine ferry is done on A380 and some Q&A follow ons. I'm loving the fact that despite the idea of a 3-engine ferry flight being discussed way back on this thread, it has taken two full w...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Use of Scanners close to an Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 2288

Re: Use of Scanners close to an Airport

Why use a scanner when you can use the internet - http://www.liveatc.net Unfortunately (?) not all of us live in "the land of the free and the home of the brave". Across the water & far away there are some countries that have zero coverage; you might be surprised just who that includes.

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36549

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

... they had over 100 minutes of endurance when they declared a mayday. That would problhibit them declaring a mayday and diverting to PNQ. I am happy to agree with the definition of "Final reserve fuel" as (for aeroplanes with turbine engines) "fuel to fly for 30 minutes at holding ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Use of Scanners close to an Airport
Replies: 11
Views: 2288

Re: Scanner

but you will hear aircraft flying overhead coming in to land or taking off if they fly near your area. Observing that the topic author is very new to a.net, it might be helpful to define "near your area" VHF transmissions are pretty much line-of sight. If you can see it, you can hear it. ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Valan AN26 at Abidjan came to stop in sea
Replies: 32
Views: 6184

Re: Aircraft missing close to ABJ

How did it arrive there? There are no tracks on the sand... Fair comment Based on preliminary evidence, it failed to get airborne, over-ran the runway, and as ABJ runway 03/21 takes you straight across the beach and into the sea, this is the result. I'm guessing either the a/c "hopped" ac...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 36549

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

.......they had over 100 minutes of endurance when they declared a mayday. Was it really "over 100 minutes endurance" . What exactly do you mean? Is this at cruising speed/cruising altitude. Is "endurance" recognised by ICAO? Or even DGCA? It is sounding dangerously like a piece...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 327
Views: 58434

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

If Leahy gets ensnared, some here will be glad they can blame it on an American. You watch, that is how it will go down. The first half of your comment is fine; "some here will be glad..." - undoubtedly correct. I might have phrased it as "an unfortunate minority will be glad....&quo...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Layperson's term for the "apron"
Replies: 17
Views: 1567

Re: Layperson's term for the "apron"

... my co-authors are convinced that apron is a very industry-specific term and not something an average person can define or recognize. Yes, "apron" is industry specific, but not just the aviation industry. It's use goes back further than that. Apron , a ramp used to connect shoreside fa...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Layperson's term for the "apron"
Replies: 17
Views: 1567

Re: Layperson's term for the "apron"

bhill wrote:
Ramp...apron is a piece of protective garment......

If we are going to be that silly, a ramp is an inclined plane. It says so in the dictionary.
Personally, I prefer my plane to be parked.... on a flat plane. :lol:
And yes, that is a double-entendre

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on 'Fuel Endurance', ' Reserved Fuel', 'Mayday Fuel', 'Minimum Fuel' and 'Minimum Holding Fuel'
Replies: 21
Views: 2954

Re: Questions on 'Fuel Endurance', ' Reserved Fuel', 'Mayday Fuel', 'Minimum Fuel' and 'Minimum Holding Fuel'

In the US, the final reserve is 45 minutes at 10,000'; which works out pretty close the the 30 at 1,500'. maybe you can point me to the FAR that mentions 10,000' domestic it's 45 min at normal cruise speed If you can maintain normal cruise speed at lower altitudes, then good luck to you. Most jets ...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surface transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 1278

Re: Surface transfers

I believe plenty of passengers transfer LHR <> LGW. For example, to go from LHR to LGW, you would need to get the Heathrow Express/Heathrow Connect to Paddington, then get the underground to either Farrington or Victoria, then get another train to Gatters. Three trains, with luggage? Thanks, but no...

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by SheikhDjibouti
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 36
Views: 8517

Re: Any smoking flights still?

To the best of my knowledge the last Convair Coronado was retired some years ago, so I think the answer is no. Shame.

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