Aeroflot is out of the paint shop, looks like they swapped the silver base paint for grey/eurowhite? https://www.instagram.com/p/B7Q3PsZKHhW/Jump to post
Would not be surprised if that happens. The idiots in charge need a distraction.Jump to post
The Indian Air Force had a couple of older Gulfstreams in the elint role, I wonder if they're still active?Jump to post
I would argue that it was the pilot's luckiest day - not often do you cheat death twice in quick succession, and in such spectacular fashion.Jump to post
Alright, 'fess up. Which one of you lot boarded without showering?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Reminds me of that RuAF Tu-154 a few years ago, there's a video on youtube somewhere.Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
... 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
unrave wrote:Stumbled upon this video of IndiGo's second cadet pilot batch chronicling their flight school experience
Any idea why both pilots have their hands on their respective yokes? Is that standard?Jump to post
Is there an engineered materials arresting system at the ends of that runway?Jump to post
I hope the Lufthansa branding team doesn't see this and get any ideas for removing stuff.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
wjcandee wrote:So the AN124 went to SFO. Any ideas now about what it was for?
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Jet Airways had something similar fairly recently..Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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,...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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?