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by sturmovik
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor
Replies: 10
Views: 1417

Re: JetBlue Flight Diverted to JFK due to Unusual Odor

Alright, 'fess up. Which one of you lot boarded without showering?

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by sturmovik
Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30691

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Business Standard newspaper is reporting that the Hindujas, Etihad and SBI are meeting in Abu Dhabi on May 23 to explore a final attempt at a revival for Jet. Why would the Hindujas be interested in Jet? There is no money to be made. Well you know what they say.. to make a small fortune in aviation...

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by sturmovik
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-2 Cockpit Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Re: B-2 Cockpit Video

Awesome, always wanted to see this, thanks for posting!

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by sturmovik
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386153

Re: Jet Airways Updated:. Opperations suspended

I kinda feel bad for the kids in flight school right now. Just like the Kingfisher collapse, there's going to be a glut of qualified pilots hitting the market which means getting a job as a fresher is going to be a bit difficult for a few years. On the other hand, perhaps this is a good time for EK ...

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by sturmovik
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident
Replies: 29
Views: 8998

Re: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident

Reminds me of that RuAF Tu-154 a few years ago, there's a video on youtube somewhere.

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by sturmovik
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28300

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/ ... 06638.html

FWIW, the F-16 shoot down claim may well go this route.
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Perhaps some of the posters on this thread might want to talk about this : https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/ ... 06638.html

FWIW, the F-16 shoot down claim may well go this route.

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by sturmovik
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Young Republicans???
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

Re: Young Republicans???

Well the Owner of the Toyota dealership ripped his daughter a new one, and posted an apology on his company webpage. https://www.wthr.com/article/alabama-high-school-students-post-video-using-racial-slurs-advocating-concentration-camps I'd like some of whatever you're smoking. Her dad apologizes on...

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by sturmovik
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!
Replies: 51
Views: 4472

Re: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!

... Yeah, but an F-16 wasn't shot down, so.. Easy to prove, the named pilot can have a press meet to clear things up. Why feed the trolls for so many days. Yeah but I would think the burden of proof here is on those making the shoot down claim. They produced our pilot and wreckage, we've produced n...

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by sturmovik
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!
Replies: 51
Views: 4472

Re: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!

They deserve every moment of it. They are the ones who are Risking their lives for my safety. They deserve everything. I believe airlines should also offer atleast 3 free tickets each year to serving military personnel, apart from the 50% discount already offered. Don't compare Indian security situ...

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by sturmovik
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!
Replies: 51
Views: 4472

Re: Air India requires crew to "Hail the Motherland" after in flight announcements!

how many patriotic slogans make up for a mig21? Far less than what it would to make up for a F-16 Yeah, but an F-16 wasn't shot down, so.. I've flown in India, and pilots and ATC often end transmissions with 'jai hind'. When we used to close the tower at our little airfield at the end of daily ops,...

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by sturmovik
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28300

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

It has still not been conclusively proven that a MiG 21 shot down an F-16. Not saying it's not possible, just not enough proof other than the IAFs say-so. There's no proof that Bin Laden is dead other than that the US military said so. You don't even have any belief in the professional competence o...

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by sturmovik
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28300

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

It has still not been conclusively proven that a MiG 21 shot down an F-16. Not saying it's not possible, just not enough proof other than the IAFs say-so. Pretty much every article I've seen seems to lead back to that original claim, I'd love to see this independently verified. It was great to see f...

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by sturmovik
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Take On Nepotism
Replies: 21
Views: 1505

Re: YOUR TAKE ON NEPOTISM

I went to flight school in India for my PPL, and a lot of my fellow students there were working towards a CPL. The firsts ones in a batch to get jobs were always the ones who had family working for an airline. I've seen grossly incompetent pilots get hired and become 737 captains while extremely goo...

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by sturmovik
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 F-WWOW MSN 1 - Flying Again
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

Re: A380 F-WWOW MSN 2 - Flying Again

Both those pictures say that it is MSN 1 - is that an error? (I don't remember off the top of my head)

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by sturmovik
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28300

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Again, it is important to note that only the part of an AIM120 has been produced as evidence : this, if true, makes it likely that an F-16 was used in combat, and that an AIM120 was fired. It has so far not proved conclusively the IAF's claim of having shot down an F-16. At this point, I'm unwilling...

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by sturmovik
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest college experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 2255

Re: Coolest college experiences

Hmm, good question. In undergrad, I was involved in making the college's first ever wildcat strike happen. And I stole the big ass clock in the dining hall after getting hammered at the graduation party. Gifted it to a girl about five minutes after I stole it, and never saw it again. I regret that t...

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by sturmovik
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28300

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Right now this looks like a mess for India. No credible evidence has been presented regarding the claims of 300 militants killed in the original IAF bombing raid (and probably never will be). NYT reports from a day ago seemed to indicate based on reports from people in the area that while explosions...

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by sturmovik
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Logic behind helicopter taxiing
Replies: 65
Views: 12537

Re: Logic behind helicopter taxiing

As long as a helo can hover it’s guaranteed to fly. There are no guarantees if a helo is unable to hover. When we launched sorties into Iraq from an amphibious assault ship, they had loaded the helos to a point they were unable to hover in ground effect. To get them in the air, we deck launched the...

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by sturmovik
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s
Replies: 40
Views: 9710

Re: Air India Retires Remaining Double Bogie A320s

I've flown as pax on almost all of the double bogey birds, except the one that crashed in BLR. As crappy as AI hard product can be, it always made me happy to see one of these birds waiting at the gate for me. As an aside, I think the NEO would look even more like a cool little widebody mini-me if i...

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by sturmovik
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH switches CLT to A350
Replies: 43
Views: 13855

Re: LH switches CLT to A350

This is a tremendous response from LH. I expected them to respond in some fashion. Truly shows how committed LH is to the Charlotte area. Can’t wait to see this next gen airplane at my home airport next year. Well they can’t let down that crazy lady praying whenever Lufthansa comes in ;) Is she sti...

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by sturmovik
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98yelqew6oE


Thanks for sharing that - one of the guys in that video is a friend I've flown GA with, an excellent pilot.
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unrave wrote:
Stumbled upon this video of IndiGo's second cadet pilot batch chronicling their flight school experience
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98yelqew6oE


Thanks for sharing that - one of the guys in that video is a friend I've flown GA with, an excellent pilot.

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by sturmovik
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..
Replies: 22
Views: 6337

Re: Tupolev Tu-154M RA-85684, fully recovered, last flight this week..

Any idea why both pilots have their hands on their respective yokes? Is that standard?

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by sturmovik
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8 Flight Displays
Replies: 24
Views: 3493

Re: 747-8 Flight Displays

I opened this thread thinking it was about 747 flying displays at airshows.. oh well.

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by sturmovik
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread 2018
Replies: 120
Views: 9963

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread

Is there an engineered materials arresting system at the ends of that runway?

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by sturmovik
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles
Replies: 70
Views: 15629

Re: Cathay Pacific aircraft repainted with wrong titles

I hope the Lufthansa branding team doesn't see this and get any ideas for removing stuff.

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by sturmovik
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN 124 at McConnell AFB yesterday. Reason transporting fuselage for Spirit?
Replies: 14
Views: 4213

Re: AN 124 at McConnell AFB yesterday. Reason transporting fuselage for Spirit?

So the AN124 went to SFO. Any ideas now about what it was for? Somebody (Stephen Trimble?) on twitter mentioned that the An-225 was hired to airlift relief supplies from SFO to Guam - perhaps that report was a mistake, and it is an An-124? The An-225 arrived at OAK last night and is currently flyin...

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by sturmovik
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN 124 at McConnell AFB yesterday. Reason transporting fuselage for Spirit?
Replies: 14
Views: 4213

Re: AN 124 at McConnell AFB yesterday. Reason transporting fuselage for Spirit?

wjcandee wrote:
So the AN124 went to SFO. Any ideas now about what it was for?

Somebody (Stephen Trimble?) on twitter mentioned that the An-225 was hired to airlift relief supplies from SFO to Guam - perhaps that report was a mistake, and it is an An-124?

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by sturmovik
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20491

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

I've seen the symptoms and they're not pretty. It starts with a slight fever and dryness of the throat. When the virus penetrates the red blood cells, the victim becomes dizzy, begins to experience an itchy rash, then the poison goes to work on the central nervous system, severe muscle spasms follo...

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by sturmovik
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 45 knots on PFD (Boeing 737-800)
Replies: 20
Views: 3697

Re: 45 knots on PFD (Boeing 737-800)

I don't know the answer, but I'm guessing the airspeed isn't reliable under 45 kts? In some planes like the 777 and the G1000 equipped C172 I train on start at 30 kts. The crew use the ground speed indication on the taxi, not the indicated airspeed. EDIT: The G1000 speed tape technically starts at ...

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by sturmovik
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I've been seeing news reports that the naval air station at Willingdon Island in Kochi may be reopened temporarily for civil aviation while COK recovers from the flooding - anyone got any thoughts on this? I would've assumed that the terminal infrastructure at Willingdon was long gone, how easy/prac...

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by sturmovik
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Etihad A330-200F
Replies: 19
Views: 4659

Re: Former Etihad A330-200F

It looks good in the DHL livery!

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by sturmovik
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Transit System
Replies: 47
Views: 1916

Re: The Correct Transit System

I’ll give Los Angeles an A for effort. Everyone I know seems to assume their transit system would be garbage, but they’ve made great progress. NYC, Chicago, Washington D.C., etc. have viable public transportation systems that will get you around efficiently, no matter where you’re at. Los Angeles i...

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by sturmovik
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 29362

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

For those of you who truly believe Alaska Airlines moved the guy because of his sexual orientation, nobody at Alaska, nor anyone on that plane besides he and Cooley knew he was gay until AFTER he was asked to move. This is the problem with some people. You cry foul over something that isn't discrim...

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by sturmovik
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Steve Bannon ("Sloppy Steve") finds new job in the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 1054

Re: Steve Bannon ("Sloppy Steve") finds new job in the UK

jetero wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
We also sent you James Corden. As a nation we must live with that shame and guilt.


I think this all started with Wallis Simpson. Our bad.


Hey at least we got a decent movie out of that one.

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by sturmovik
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11663

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

Some posters really need to get a grip on their phony outrage. I’m not sure why this even made the news — I guess because of the flight crew’s reaction — but people pee on airplanes in places other than the lavatory every single day. Given the a.net username you've held for 12 years, I'll defer to ...

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by sturmovik
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 11663

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves..

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by sturmovik
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49617

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Presumably this will show up under the Airbus O&D tally?

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by sturmovik
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 33451

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

Given this new nomenclature of the A220 sounding like the smaller sibling of the A320, when can we expect to see the big brother A420 :duck: :rotfl: I can picture the A420 already - it'll likely have a blunt nose. And great climb performance, that plane will get pretty high. As things stand though,...

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by sturmovik
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17974

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

I'm not sure I interpret the Airbus omission of "new operator" for the A330-NEO order to mean an existing customer of the NEO. It could be any A330 operator On the other hand, with the A330NEO's fortunes lately, Airbus would have every incentive to harp about a new customer for the type. ...

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by sturmovik
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Orders that didn’t happen
Replies: 81
Views: 5182

Re: Orders that didn’t happen

Weren't EK supposed to get the A346?

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by sturmovik
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

That upholstery reminds me of AC chair cars on trains from the nineties.

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by sturmovik
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread
Replies: 268
Views: 64071

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Concur, looks nice. Can't wait for July 17th, hoping the weather holds up.

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by sturmovik
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)
Replies: 17
Views: 4297

Re: Pilatus PC-24 lands on unpaved runway (Video)

BubbaYugga wrote:
I noticed quite the time delay from deployment of the tiny outboard spoilers to the big lift dumpers.
Anyone familiar with the logic? MLG WOW + x seconds? NLG WOW? Combo?


Could it be manually deployed, at least in this case?

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by sturmovik
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time
Replies: 65
Views: 11103

Re: Wells Fargo sues AA for not returning leased planes on time

From the article, appears extensions were agreed on two of the three, but all three still returned late, with the reason they were being prepared for return. Many airlines are retrospectively trying to add EK-style end of lease clauses retrospectively. You can't do that, at least not unilaterally. ...

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by sturmovik
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britains First Sharia Airline
Replies: 121
Views: 17445

Re: Britains First Sharia Airline

I'd be interested seeing the Venn Diagram between people on here who defended a certain cake shop and people freaking out about Sharia on this thread. Two nearly overlapping circles, I should think. On a more serious note, though, while I don't agree with him completely, I can see some things going ...

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by sturmovik
Wed May 30, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Case registered against Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Case registered against Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes

Can someone correct me if I am wrong, the 5/20 rule was put in place to make sure the airline has sustainable operation and financial means to operate without interruption. This is to avoid Kingfisher Airlines case from recurring, right? The opposite can be argued - Kingfisher collapsed because of ...

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by sturmovik
Fri May 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 116
Views: 33902

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I cannot wait to see that livery, and I hope Airbus/ANA would make a video of the painting process for us geeks!

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by sturmovik
Thu May 24, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade
Replies: 347
Views: 21643

Re: MH17: The missile belonged to a Russian brigade

For those asking how/why Russia would do it, may I suggest reading up on IR 655? Far more appropriate comparison than KAL007 imo.

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by sturmovik
Tue May 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 4752

Re: Frontier: Drunk, CrimeFederal Charges For Man Caught Peeing In-Flight

They take a much more lenient view on these kinds of things over at Wizz Air.



I'll show myself out.

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