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by FlyingColours
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14
Replies: 350
Views: 51401

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

It would be nice if they could reinstate EWR-MAN since it got dropped last year.

Phil
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Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 12219

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

We were on A6, originally allocated A10 but the Singapore A350 was parked there. Part of the problem delay wise was it took about 45 minutes for an engineer to come and fix the airbridge and then due to Virgin policy we had to wait for their engineer to come and check that the aircraft skin hadn't b...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Oct 08, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 12219

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2021

Just a quick question regarding Terminal 2, I've been looking on the Airport website but the T2 Development site now just redirects to the MAG site. I'm curious if they are planning on expanding the shopping / restaurant / departure lounge area along the terminal as the redevelopment goes on? I'm ju...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin 77 emergency
Replies: 1
Views: 4047

Re: Virgin 77 emergency

Supposedly it was a cracked windscreen according to a few folks on Facebook, Virgin themselves said a "technical problem".

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary
Replies: 59
Views: 10634

Re: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary

PA103 was also carefully put back together and, nevertheless, they destroyed it again and it now rots away in some junkyard. Indeed, it is a shame that the AAIB dismantled the rebuilt section which at the time was the largest reconstruction of its type, until the FAA rebuilt a large part of the afo...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 17642

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

I always wondered why Pan Am wasn't swallowed up whole in a merger, rather than breaking off pieces and selling them off? I imagine there would have been antitrust issues, because the purchasing airline would have had a dominant position in US overseas travel. The company was drowning in debt, it w...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition
Replies: 26
Views: 3190

Re: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition

Hmm, not as well as I had thought :( A - ACE, ALC, AMS, ATL B - BGR, BRS, BHX, BFS, BHD, BJV, BGI, BIA, C - CHQ, CFU D - DLM, DUB E - EFL, EXT F - FAO, FUE G - GND, GLA H - HUY, HER I - IBZ J - JTR, JSI, JMK, JFK K - KGS L - LPA, LCA, LEI, LGW, LHR, LAS, M - MAN, MCO, MLA, MAH, MIR, MIA N - NCL, O -...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: King toppled from throne by gender-neutral card deck

Should we also rename chess pieces? Chess is in for a major reform: The monarchy was toppled over a century ago, so the king and queen need to go. The last time I checked Queen Elizabeth II was still the monarch of my country ;) I miss playing chess, not had a game in over a year now thanks to the ...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Purchasing parts from scrapped airliners?
Replies: 4
Views: 3665

Re: Purchasing parts from scrapped airliners?

Depending on what you are after exactly you might get lucky by getting in touch with the company that is responsible for the scrapping. This year a number of folks were able to contact a scrap company directly which were responsible for breaking up a couple of Virgin Atlantic 747s and sold them a va...

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by FlyingColours
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that still issue paper tickets today
Replies: 20
Views: 3453

Re: Airlines that still issue paper tickets today

On my first two days on the line as Cabin Crew with Excel Airways back in 2005 I needed to have a paper ticket filled out by my base manager to get me onto the aircraft as I hadn't been issued my airport ID yet. I've still got them in my aviation files upstairs :)

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by FlyingColours
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 65005

Re: Virgin Atlantic Short Haul

Cargo. VS hasn't operated short-haul scheduled services since it abandoned the short-lived UK Domestic services it launched in 2012 on A320s to MAN, EDI, and one other destination. Prior to that, the only short-haul route VS operated was LGW-ATH, in the 1990s. The third destination was Aberdeen, it...

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by FlyingColours
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 65005

Re: Virgin Atlantic Short Haul

I think that you are talking about flight VS510, it's only been operating sporadically since the start of September and I'm guessing it is operating repatriation flights as a lot of Brits were stuck in Italy when the lockdowns began a few months ago.

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by FlyingColours
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA or BA to LHR - which is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: AA or BA to LHR - which is better?

Well it's a tough call, I have flown with both BA and AA a fair bit and for me they both have their pros and cons. If I was in your position then for me it would probably come down to what equipment is being used, I've flown on the AA 767s and BA 747s and both were pretty comparable in economy, the ...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did Ed Acker take over Air Florida?
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: When did Ed Acker take over Air Florida?

That would make sense, thanks for the info :)

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by FlyingColours
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did Ed Acker take over Air Florida?
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: When did Ed Acker take over Air Florida?

Yeah I was the other way round, certain it was 75 but then found sources say it was 1977 and that's really confused me though could explain the livery changing from the new orange to green. Thanks anyway :)

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by FlyingColours
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did Ed Acker take over Air Florida?
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

When did Ed Acker take over Air Florida?

Hi folks, I'm working on my latest episode of "Grounded" and have hit a bit of a brick wall, I am working on an Air Florida episode and can not get a definitive answer on when Ed Acker took over. A lot of sites (including Wikipedia) say it was 1975 however according to one other site (and ...

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by FlyingColours
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 10854

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

The 737-100/200/300/400/500 have removable plug doors (as does the Airbus A320) while the 600/700/800/900 have the flip up doors. As the 737 sits lower to the ground it does not have any slides for the overwing exits, the Airbus A320 does have a slide which deploys automatically as soon as the first...

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by FlyingColours
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air 2000 Passenger Entertainment System
Replies: 19
Views: 3755

Re: Air 2000 Passenger Entertainment System

I don’t remember the company that made the system... but it was definitely a UK one, and it was an early 1990s forerunner to Airshow. Air 2000 referred to it as their Passenger Information System and it was only on the 757s, the A320s of the same era never had it. I don’t recall any controls for it...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 89899

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

No they did not, though to be fair I have only been flying VFR at the moment. I did notice a complete lack of any AI traffic today on both my flights (Opa-Locka to Orlando Exec and then onward to Montgomery). There were two A320s on the ground in Alabama but they weren't moving when I arrived. Phil ...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 89899

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I believe the ATC issue is down to server load, apparently it could take a couple of days for them to adjust to the new much much higher load. I had a few issues with it myself over the past few days but today flew from Opa-locka to Orlando Executive and didn't have any ATC problems though I did hav...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 89899

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

Yes that was possible for most but since it could take up to 14 days for the refund to go through it wasn't an option for me as currently very tight on funds (Payday isn't until the end of next week and I have to pay for a new kitchen window tomorrow). It turns out that the reason for the delay was ...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 89899

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

A quick heads up to our UK users, if you ordered it via Steam it will not become available until 4AM UTC, if you ordered via the Microsoft Store you can get it from Midnight. Frankly I think that is appalling, I bought it on Steam last night and was ready to start the long download from Midnight but...

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by FlyingColours
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: How do I contact ex-BA Tristar crews?
Replies: 3
Views: 2746

Re: How do I contact ex-BA Tristar crews?

You could try PPRUNE, I know there is at least one ex BA L1011 jockey over there. Failing that, you could try posting in some Facebook groups :)

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A320 Poster - Legal issues when selling?
Replies: 6
Views: 3135

Re: A320 Poster - Legal issues when selling?

Just whatever you do don't do one with the 777 and include the Peter Max special livery ;)

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Anyone else collects fuselage skin tags?
Replies: 32
Views: 13048

Re: Anyone else collects fuselage skin tags?

Where on earth did they get part of an SR-71 to use? I didn't think any had been scrapped but instead sent to museums?

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by FlyingColours
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 89899

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

The 787-10 is a surprise addition (as it wasn't mentioned at first) and comes in the Premium Deluxe version but yeah, I know what you mean regarding the GA. But, as I said earlier, there are lots of folks to cater to and PMDG has already announced that they are making their existing fleets for MSFS2...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 147
Views: 89899

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox

I've downloaded the premium edition, almost time to dust off the old CH yoke and pedals! I'm curious what everyone will be using, I tend to fly the jetliners more than the small props so it will be interesting to see what types of add-ons are out there. When you say you've downloaded the premium ed...

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by FlyingColours
Fri May 22, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 43175

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

Virgin had previously announced that they were dropping MAN-LAS however now that the 747s have gone they have axed it for the remainder of this summer too :/ I was booked on the A330s (300 out 200 back) at the end of September, they've just e-mailed me to tell me and inform me of the "good news...

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by FlyingColours
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: David Cameron's bodyguard leaves loaded gun in loo of BA flight
Replies: 10
Views: 2423

Re: David Cameron's bodyguard leaves loaded gun in loo of BA flight

Does Cameron really still need bodyguards? Is he on hitlists? I am just asking. I mean past US presidents or say Thatcher were still hated by some. Blair also seems more controversial still. But In Holland or Scandinavia you can just see current or past (prime) ministers on the streets and in publi...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Humorous Sayings and Humorous Cliches on A.net
Replies: 20
Views: 2010

Re: Humorous Sayings and Humorous Cliches on A.net

Glad to help matey :) I remember a brief period where you seemed to be getting banned for anything so made a little comic strip and posted that (which I'm fairly sure resulted in a ban) I found it so funny I saved it (to an old PC so no hope of finding it). Mods - Not trying to discuss an individual...

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by FlyingColours
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Humorous Sayings and Humorous Cliches on A.net
Replies: 20
Views: 2010

Re: Humorous Sayings and Humorous Cliches on A.net

I miss "Birdwatching" he was awesome :(

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by FlyingColours
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus L-1011 question
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Aer Lingus L-1011 question

I recall seeing one at EWR. http://www.flickr.com/photos/elevationair/36956288450 That's definitely not at Newark... too green! That's because it's Dublin ;) The text which accompanies it says it was taken at Dublin with the Tri-Star heading out to Newark and that Aer Lingus were hiring in the L101...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL’s BOS Hub
Replies: 55
Views: 12571

Re: DL’s BOS Hub

Well they are taking over the MAN flights from VS from April/May 2020, upping the frequency to daily from what I think is a 3x per week A330 at the minute (it should be going onto a 757 with Delta).

I am sure they announced a few more European destinations at the same time.

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin
Replies: 41
Views: 12638

Re: Two AA flights diverted to Dublin

I think we are getting sidetracked into a discussion about the ETOPS dispatch regs for an inoperative APU rather than focusing on the fact that two crew fell unconscious on a flight due to an odour which the airline claimed was washing up liquid and won't comment further. Not being funny, I seriousl...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 228666

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

With regards to the store purchases, Hays has an agreement with the landlords of them for 6 months so they have effectively saved them in the here & now (and therefore saving jobs but also meaning that good staff don't get lost to competition). They have already said they will be closing some st...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh
Replies: 19
Views: 6305

Re: Ukranian plane on fire in Sharm El Sheikh

We were told that usually in these type of circumstances the safest place to be is to remain in the cabin. Also yes, as the aircraft comes to a stop the cabin crew will begin to disarm the doors. They should however be aware that they may need to re-arm and evacuate as what we used to get occasional...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline still censoring movie content
Replies: 24
Views: 2014

Re: Airline still censoring movie content

Here's the thing, and I honestly don't know the answer. Why are they still censoring? Airlines used to censor movies, removing swear words, and sex scenes, to make them PG friendly for people who were traveling with children. however, that was when they had one screen up for everyone to watch one m...

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by FlyingColours
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)
Replies: 13
Views: 15157

Re: Down memory lane: farewell flight on El Al's 747 (JCL seat)

Wow that was a really good report with some awesome pictures, even the little details will be sorely missed so it's good to see those too :)

Phil
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by FlyingColours
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 30471

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

If I may chime in regarding MT, it has nothing to do with My Travel and goes all the way back to the days of Flying Colours, it remained as their IATA code througout their time as JMC and later Thomas Cook. The fact it remained following the merger with MyTravel was purely a fortunate coincidence. I...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 228666

Re: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

Probably nothing, but all the MT flights at Birmingham will be parked on the remote stands tonight. Normally would be a few on contact stands. Hoping for the best. Stands 82, 81, 75, 76. All remotes. It’s getting close to midnight, the key will be for those aircraft what happens to MT1248 which is ...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 228666

Re: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

I've been keeping out of this but... They've now asked the Government for "a bailout" - unless they are simply asking for the £200 million as a temporary loan for a few weeks they are toast, there is no way the government would do it and that's not even considering that the other airlines ...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 228666

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

The latest according to the BBC is that the group is in talks for a £750 million rescue package. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48960685 It goes on to say that if it goes through Fosun would be a large minority stakeholder in the airline, I do wonder if this rescue package would mean they would...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 9458

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

I remember back in 2006 during my summer with First Choice Airways, I worked an A320 from Manchester to Malaga on the first flight of the season. It was a pretty much full load on the way out but the return flight which would normally be empty had 2 passengers on it who had booked a seat only ticket...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double
Replies: 12
Views: 2049

Re: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double

There was a story that the BBC carried (and then other outlets followed - barring ITV for obvious reasons) where a "Reality TV" show, "The Real Housewives of Cheshire" (a spin off of the countless American versions filled with the same shouty type women and fake situarions) was i...

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by FlyingColours
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4868

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

I've read somewhere that AS once had a 732 that had parts from the British Airtours 732 that caught fire in Manchester, as well as the 732 that flew Aloha 243. Given the state G-BGJL was in after the Manchester Air Disaster I seriously doubt there was anything salvageable from the aircraft other th...

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by FlyingColours
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack
Replies: 29
Views: 4204

Re: JetBlue Sues Walmart Over Jetblack

Kind of reminds me of this one (which had a happy ending) where Dolce & Gabbana sued a Scottish garage named "David & George" over their "D&G" name... https://irenebrination.typepad.com/irenebrination_notes_on_a/2012/03/dg-fife-garage.html In the end the fashion compa...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 3357

Re: Shoes, feet...

I have one pair of dress shoes, one pair of casual "walking shoes / sneakers" and a pair of Steel Toe Cap boots which is my preferred choice of footwear for every occasion (even on holiday). The main reason could be that they are comfy and safe or that I'm cheap and haven't had to buy any ...

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by FlyingColours
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4868

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

I'd forgot about this one however the right wing from the DC-9 which was involved in the fire on Air Canada Flight 797 was removed and sold to Ozark Air Lines who used it to replace a DC-9 wing which had been destroyed in a serious collision. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Canada_Flight_797 and h...

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by FlyingColours
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?
Replies: 28
Views: 4868

Re: What happens to the broken parts on aircraft after accident investigation is done?

Supposedly there are still pieces of the Lockerbie Pan Am 747 stored in a scrapyard, for legal reasons. Correct, the wreckage of N739PA is still kept at a scrapyard in-case of any further legal cases brought on by the bomibing of flight 103. It has been kept in a separate part of the site and is be...

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by FlyingColours
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 8397

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

You guys are right, I use Google Docs quite a lot both at home and at work and the difference between the home & office is astounding, at home on a new machine with high speed connection it works like a dream but in the office it's very slow and awkward to use due to lag. I like using Google Doc...

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