The Telegraph is generally my newspaper of choice but when it comes to selecting a photo to accompany an aviation story, their record is shocking. Deep breath:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... ing-phone/
The BBC website has this today regarding BER: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-48527308
(Moderator: please move to existing thread if appropriate, thank you!)
Has anyone had any similar experiences like this and got to fly a rare aircraft on accident? I flew with TAROM from STN to OTP in the early '90s and instead of the expected 737-400, we had a Tupolev 154. Rather less exotic but a first for me at the time (this was 2005 and increasingly less likely no...Jump to post
Just seen this on the BBC's website:
I love this line: People in the area said the landing "caused a big stir". Classic British understatement!
The BBC has this piece on its website today entitled Boeing: Battle Over Blame
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/sd9LGK ... over_blame
This from the BBC. Three Britons and one South African lost their lives:
Sincere condolences to the families.
Just seen this on BA Source. Seems that G-YMMC is the first to get the treatment described inc. 10 abreast in Economy but new Panasonic IFE I guess only time will tell us if passengers (in Economy) see that as a fair trade: http://thebasource.com/british-airways-b777-200er-g-ymmc-returns-from-cardif...Jump to post
From the BBC this morning:
The article's headline reads: "Boeing admits knowing of 737 Max problem".
This just in from the BBC:
This from today's Daily Telegraph: "Ethiopian air pilots followed Boeing emergency procedures but could not stop plane going down, report says":
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... res-could/
maint123 wrote:"British" Airways. Enough said. If you think this is bad take a train in UK.
Just seen this from The Telegraph. The headline runs thus: "Pilots complained several times about 737 MAX problems before latest crash" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news ... ns-safety/ Sincere apologies if it's been posted already (huge rush here, no time to check), please delete/mov...Jump to post
Just seen this from The Telegraph. The headline runs thus: "Pilots complained several times about 737 MAX problems before latest crash" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/737-max-pilot-complaints-concerns-safety/ Sincere apologies if it's been posted already (huge rush here, no time t...Jump to post
Pilot Andrew Hill has been cleared of manslaughter:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... slaughter/
The Daily Telegraph has this story today. From July, Carlisle - CAX - will be served from BHD, DUB, and either SEN or STN (both airports are mentioned in the piece; the author probably thinks they're one and the same). Definitely one to watch: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/u...Jump to post
Cool story, best of luck to them:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... l-47415760
Given that several BA 744s with G-BNLx registrations are at Victorville, why would G-BNLK have gone to St. Athan in South Wales for scrapping rather than joining its buddies? There may well have been other examples but G-BNLK was the only BA 744 I ever flew on, hence the personal interest.Jump to post
Link to the actual AAIB interim report rather than the article hidden behind the Telegraph's paywall. https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-special-bulletin-s1-2019-on-piper-pa-46-310p-malibu-n264db Thanks for the very handy AAIB link. The Telegraph article isn't actually listed as Premium so should...Jump to post
This appeared in The Daily Telegraph today: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/25/emiliano-sala-pilot-told-air-traffic-controllers-did-not-need/ Moderators: I wasn't sure whether this justified a new thread or should have been added to the previous thread. Please delete/move as required, thanks!Jump to post
Looks like a search for the 'plane on the seabed is scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday 3rd Feb.:
The Daily Telegraph has this piece on BA's 100th birthday highlighting the airline's waning popularity and the need to fix the causes:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/comm ... centenary/
More details this morning here:
Still more questions than answers, though.
The Telegraph has this. Among other details, there's a quotation from the "very experienced" pilot that he was "bit rusty". The latter though only appears in the headline and is not developed further in the full story: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/23/missing-footballe...Jump to post
Aircraft parts have been found:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... d-channel/
Mr V-P; I'm curious as to why you didn't mention this before, such as when you posted on the Gatwick drone thread on Dec 20th, about 12 hours after your own sighting at Gatwick. I'm sure there is a perfectly innocent explanation, but with an average of one post a year over the last 12 years from yo...Jump to post
Nope. Mr. Roberts's experience and words are almost an exact match of my own. On December 19th, I was driving home, near Gatwick, at 21.45 or so and noticed a strange object in the sky over the airport. As a local resident, aviation enthusiast, and seasoned Gatwick observer, it was immediately clea...Jump to post
...was driving on the M25 past Heathrow airport at about 17:45 GMT when he saw what he believes was a drone. "I could see, I'd say around 300 feet up, very bright, stationary flashing red and green lights, over the Harmondsworth area," he said. "I could tell it was a drone - these th...Jump to post
A drone operator was arrested today (for offence on December 24th...):
Seems he will appear in court on Tuesday (Jan 22nd). Any idea what punishment he might expect?
Actually could also be a case of bird smuggling. It would make about as much sense as smuggling a sparrow from Europe. They are incredibly common. Actually, the mynah bird is not native to the UK (I've only ever seen them in cages) or anywhere else in Europe so this stowaway's attempt to enter the ...Jump to post
Mynah bird hitches ride to London:
January 1989: barely three weeks after the horror of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, British Midland 92 came down at Kegworth. Thirty years on, the BBC has this story:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-northe ... 0-years-on
Snipers: although there's no mention of them in the text below the headline (no mention either on the BBC's feed), The Telegraph is reporting that snipers have been called in:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/1 ... e-updates/
This Friday, December 21st, will be the 30th anniversary of the bombing of PA103 over the small Scottish town of Lockerbie. The BBC has done another piece on the effects of the atrocity on the town which, like last week's article, I feel is worth sharing here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-...Jump to post
Oops, thank you! Title corrected (I think...)Jump to post
Hi. As the 30th anniversary of the bombing of PanAm 103 approaches, the BBC have produced this. Although it focuses more on the town of Lockerbie rather than with civil aviation per se , I found it to be a moving reminder of that night's appalling events and, IMHO, worthy of posting here: https://ww...Jump to post
Great work, guys! Sincere thanks to you both for such prompt and helpful replies. Several missing registrations now found with more to come, no doubt, when I can back come back to this tomorrow.
Have a great evening
Greetings all. I'm trying to discover which aircraft operated flights that I took in the US in the '90s and '00s. For example, where might I find out which specific DL 757 took me from PHL to ATL in April 2004? While http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk is proving a goldmine for flights to/from the UK, I was wo...Jump to post
Good morning. I've not seen this story posted so far and I'm keen to know what those of you with more expert knowledge than me (i.e. all of you!) make of this incident. It seems to me that this came close to being a lot more serious: