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by Simps747
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teen Sailor Missing, Qantas To Search
Replies: 30
Views: 6502

RE: Teen Sailor Missing, Qantas To Search

Any idea what the costs would be to charter an A330 for this? I realize this was probably donated or funded by donations. That said there are still costs involved.

Any idea how far away she is from Perth?

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by Simps747
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teen Sailor Missing, Qantas To Search
Replies: 30
Views: 6502

Teen Sailor Missing, Qantas To Search

Does anyone know whether the Qantas flight searching for Abby Sunderland is a diverted commercial flight or a flight specifically dispatched to search for her?

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by Simps747
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: R.A.T As Pitot Tube Back-up?
Replies: 15
Views: 6042

RE: R.A.T As Pitot Tube Back-up?

From what I understand isn't the R.A.T a small propeller? It essentially could be used as a wind meter?

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by Simps747
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: R.A.T As Pitot Tube Back-up?
Replies: 15
Views: 6042

R.A.T As Pitot Tube Back-up?

Airbus aircraft are equipped with a emergency ram air turbine that deploys in the event of a total power failure. The R.A.T is wind driven and generates power to supply some essential systems with a limited power supply. Essentially its a small propeller that drops down from the underside of the a/c...

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by Simps747
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nuclear Powered Aircraft In Future?
Replies: 59
Views: 13239

RE: Nuclear Powered Aircraft In Future?

What about a Pebble Bed Reactor? It would still need the shielding due to the radiation, but the Pebble Bed design eliminates the need to have two seperate water systems as the liguid is replaced by a gas. I realize that Wikipedia is not exactly a reliable source, however the article on Pebble Bed R...

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by Simps747
Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Switches Back To A340 On YYZ-NRT
Replies: 55
Views: 11715

RE: AC Switches Back To A340 On YYZ-NRT

Sorry folks, God's honest truth is that <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> sucks. It's a former crown corporation, one where for many years until recently profits were secondary. They still are heavily influenced by government decisions. There isn't any legistlation stating what Westjet or any...

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by Simps747
Sat Sep 22, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ahmadinejad In NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 2225

Ahmadinejad In NYC

As everyone I'm sure is aware; the leader of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be in NYC for his third visit to the U.S in the last three years. I would assume he will be flying in to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, can an...

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by Simps747
Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upgrades On BA
Replies: 27
Views: 4197

Upgrades On BA

I'll be flying to <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym> from <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> via <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> on <acronym title="British Air...

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by Simps747
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet $US/$CAN Fare Abuse
Replies: 25
Views: 4180

RE: Westjet $US/$CAN Fare Abuse

WHY THREE TIMES???? TRYING <acronym title="President Airlines (Cambodia)">TO</acronym> PROVE A POINT? <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-...

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by Simps747
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Load Planning Issue In YYC
Replies: 23
Views: 6212

RE: Air Canada Load Planning Issue In YYC

Well yeah....but come on. The way technology is today, you just can't justify two returns to the gate to rearrange again. Clearly there has to be some sort of issue with the Air Canada staff in Calgary. It took three tries to load the aircraft right.

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by Simps747
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Load Planning Issue In YYC
Replies: 23
Views: 6212

Air Canada Load Planning Issue In YYC

Does anyone know the specifics about load planning for Air Canada in Calgary? I recently flew <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, what a disaster, and all before we too...

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by Simps747
Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global Oil Reserves And The Future Of Aviation
Replies: 148
Views: 11528

RE: Global Oil Reserves And The Future Of Aviation

I'm not too worried. As has been stated previously, the two factors that are really going to dictate oil prices and supply are availability to access, and production capacity. What we need is more refineries, and better ways to extract from the tar sands and deeper wells. The oil is there.

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by Simps747
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are AC's 345s?
Replies: 51
Views: 11213

RE: Where Are AC's 345s?

I would suspect they were either returned to who they were leased from or sold. Isn't something like 95% of A/C's fleet leased?

Does Boeing ever take A/C in on trade? IE: If you buy 10 brand new 777's, we'll take in your 343's and sell them ourselves?

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by Simps747
Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?
Replies: 83
Views: 16501

RE: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?

Planemaker is gay and likes to take pictures of little boys in compromising positions mid-flight. Due to this new revelation, all previous and future posts by said airliners member will be immediately discredited.

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by Simps747
Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?
Replies: 83
Views: 16501

RE: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?

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by Simps747
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?
Replies: 83
Views: 16501

RE: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?

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by Simps747
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?
Replies: 83
Views: 16501

RE: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?

Here is an interesting thought. Mid-air refueling for commercial aircraft. Wonder if there are any benefits? I'm sure someone else had thought about it. Most likely ome sort of study has been done. If an a/c was able to take off with minimal amount of fuel and then get topped up after take/off, woul...

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by Simps747
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?
Replies: 83
Views: 16501

RE: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?

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by Simps747
Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?
Replies: 83
Views: 16501

RE: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?

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by Simps747
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?
Replies: 83
Views: 16501

RE: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?

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by Simps747
Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?
Replies: 83
Views: 16501

RE: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?

The HoneyDew concept looks like it was "concepted" by the Space Shuttle design team.

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by Simps747
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?
Replies: 83
Views: 16501

After The 747-8..A380..737-900..787, Whats Next?

I realize this has most likely been brought up before, but what the hell. <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2002973147_boeingconcepts05.html" target=_blank>http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...y/2002973147_boeingconcepts05.html</a> I was linked to this article throu...

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by Simps747
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Airline In Canada?!
Replies: 46
Views: 7240

RE: Another Airline In Canada?!

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by Simps747
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Airline In Canada?!
Replies: 46
Views: 7240

RE: Another Airline In Canada?!

My two cents... I would be very surprised to see a third airline grow and prosper in the canadian market. <acronym title="WestJet (Canada)">WS</acronym> were lucky enough to get their foot in the door, and then fill a void created by <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> absorbing Canadian Airlin...

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by Simps747
Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-124 In YYC...
Replies: 2
Views: 2701

AN-124 In YYC...

Yesterday I saw an <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-124 over fly where I work on his way out of <acronym title="Calgary - International (YYC / CYYC), Canada - Alberta">YYC</acronym>. To my understanding, these birds are here fairly frequently (possibly weekly). Does anyone know who it ...

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by Simps747
Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Finds Rocket Launcher In Front Yard
Replies: 29
Views: 6596

RE: Woman Finds Rocket Launcher In Front Yard

I don't think it really matters that it was an <acronym title="Royal Air Maroc (Morocco)">AT</acronym>-4 as opposed to a SAM 7, a Stinger, or whatever. A guy could argue the effective ranges of these things for days. Maybe even take it a step further and start talking weather, wind speed etc... The ...

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by Simps747
Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman Finds Rocket Launcher In Front Yard
Replies: 29
Views: 6596

Woman Finds Rocket Launcher In Front Yard

<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/07/20/national/main3081198.shtml" target=_blank>http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/07/20/national/main3081198.shtml</a> So she found a rocket launcher in her front yard. It just shows that no matter how much we prepare, we're still so vulnerable. This co...

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by Simps747
Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Question
Replies: 25
Views: 4974

RE: British Airways Question

What is a 38J confuguration?

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by Simps747
Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Question
Replies: 25
Views: 4974

British Airways Question

I'm flying to Madrid from Vancouver vis Heathrow later this year. Vancouver to Heathrow is <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 0086, and Heathrow to Madrid is <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 0464. Flight info currently lists equipment for both as null. I would guess 0086 is s...

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by Simps747
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 11420

RE: Air Force One Replacement?

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by Simps747
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Replacement?
Replies: 42
Views: 11420

RE: Air Force One Replacement?

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