Good job Airstud! I've donated 20 liters of blood myself since turning 18. I'm always a bit disappointed how few people in my surroundings are blood donor. Nobody ever seems to really have an answer for why they don't do it either. But it's very much necessary! All in all I think it takes me about 6...Jump to post
My top 5 as of yet..
1: KLM 747
2: BA 747
3: Qantas 747
4: Virgin 747
5: Delta MD-90
I apologize for the clickbait title, but I have to share this with the Anet community! The next video is making rounds on Facebook, and probably soon everywhere else. It's Rada Airlines' EW-450TR taking of from Nis Airport (INI) in Serbia. They rotate in the very last feet of the runway, and seem to...Jump to post
Perhaps it was UR-UKR? The Ukrainian government aircraft?
EASA now suspends PK for 6 months from operating in European Airspace..
https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/easa-su ... ring-bloc/
Anyways, were there any other reasons World shut down? I sure miss them. I had a memory of my first flight when I was barely one, a Southwest flight to San Fransisco. I saw this sleek and elegant Trijet on the taxiway, with others of the same type on the apron near the cargo area. The first questio...Jump to post
I'm sad to hear this! Miami Air have been regulars at AMS in the summer season, operating leases for no less then 3 Dutch airlines. They've been around almost every summer since 2007 or something. It started with Martinair first bringing them in, later followed by Transavia, and eventually ArkeFly (...Jump to post
You can walk to ANR from the nearest train station, in like 25 minutes. It's right down the middle of a residential neighborhood too!Jump to post
I know those are essential equipment to prevent damage etc, but imagining all those planes should otherwise be flying and stoping on other bases, where does all these come from? Is it supplied with every engine or something like that and warehoused by their owners?. I always figured every aircraft ...Jump to post
Last completed trip in the first week of march: AMS-GLA-BRR-GLA-KOI-NRL-PPW-WRY-KOI-ABZ-AMS That was to log the two Loganair exclusives. This being the Barra Beach landing and the shortest flight in the world petween PPW-WRY (my flight time was 1 minute and 10 seconds :o). --------------------------...Jump to post
Hi Qazar! My homebase AMS has most of the info you're looking for available online, with public access. What you'll want to do (from the link below) is cross reference the "Aircraft Stand Table" with the "Overview Aircraft Types" list. Schiphol sorts aircraft types into 10 catego...Jump to post
There's also an IL78 refueler in the US From Wikipedia: A former Il-78 of the Ukrainian Air Force was bought by the North American Tactical Aviation Inc (NATA) in 2005, with an intention to use the aircraft for contracted air refuelling operations to United States military. The aircraft latter pass...Jump to post
Kuwait is ending all commercial flights on Friday. Only cargo flights will be permitted. At this point I think many other countries will follow. Source (AFP) https://twitter.com/AFPespanol/status/1237761515312287745?s=20 This is denied by the government of Kuwait; "There is no truth to the rum...Jump to post
Apparently the aircraft that was stolen (or attempted to) belonged to Seair Seaplanes? I think it's visible in the picture with the complete right wing missing. I'm pretty amazed this happened in downtown Vancouver. That has to be one of the busiest seaplane ports in the world..Jump to post
It's the same as agents announcing like 5 times that "this is the FINAL boarding call". Always has been one of my pet peevesJump to post
btfarrwm wrote:Which ATC station would have control over this flight at the time of the crash?
Reading through this thread reminds me that there are some very special people among our user base. I'm amazed that there are people that believe that the Iranians would intentionally shoot down an airliner less then 50km (!) from the capital's international airport! One that belongs to a country th...Jump to post
Over 100 MPH??? Yeah, that truck has a lot of damage. I assume the driver will blame the incident on medical issue or mechanical failure on the truck. But is the truck a writeoff? Well now it's too early to speculate about a write off. It's up to the insurance company to see if it's financially via...Jump to post
I'll ask the question again, if lots of passengers turn up at the airport with lots of excess baggage and it can't all be carried, how is that TK's fault? Maybe that sounds good in theory - but not in practice. If someone is checking in, they obviously already have a ticket; it is a little late for...Jump to post
Thanks Airstud! I can always count on you to give me something to do during my night shift. Still missing the U and X after all these years, but amazingly I managed to get a second Q! :o It's been a good year with also many Y's and Z's added. New entries for this year in green: A: ABQ, ACI, AGP, AJR...Jump to post
How accurate are these gate-ID checks anyway? At least here at my home base you'll most likely get an overworked, under payed agent that will have to check 180 ID's in less then 20 minutes. With different nationalities come a lot of names/spelling that might be complicated for the agent to read quic...Jump to post
GBNWB wrote:G-GATL isn't that old, it is MSN 1834, it is the same as as say G-EUUL and G-EUUM and newer than the BA A319s. 2003 vintage aircraft.
I find my home base AMS to be terrible in this regard. The amount of announcements is staggering, and so is the volume. You're forced to listen to countless missing passenger calls, from piers that on the other side of the airport. If you're destined for (example) Easyjet to MAN departing from H, it...Jump to post
I've never seen any airport staff being subjected to breathalyzer tests at AMS (Not counting flight crew). I'm sure there would be more people in trouble then you might think, if they did..
The Aviation Herald is now reporting it might be fuel starvation. VGO-LWO should be within maximum range of the AN-12. Also there are countless diversion options along the route, very strange!
Apparently the 51-year old AN-12 UR-CAH, crash landed this morning while on approach to LWO. Early reports suggest 5 fatalities out of 8 souls on board..
https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20191004-0
I absolutely love the AN-24, flown on 5 different ones with 3 airlines. It's not exactly comfortable and the noise is deafening, but it has this incredibly solid and reliable feeling to it! Like you're sitting in a flying tank! I usually wear earplugs when I'm on one. I've tried listening to music w...Jump to post
United787 wrote:Was this a United Express plane? Looks like T2...
Wow, even tow trucks have dashcams now?Jump to post
Luzair's L-1011-500 CS-TMR was stored for three years at Amsterdam after two consecutive RTO's in summer 2004, while operating for Dutch Caribbean Airways. After sitting idle for years on the east apron of AMS, when the plane was already starting to look very sad and scrapping seemed to be near, th...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:How very odd 17:00GMT and only one plane just departed, EK148. Must be a nightmare for all
T-tails are fundamentally less efficient than conventional tails, and tail mounted engines are much less efficient than wing mounted engines. That is why no new airliners are T-tails, and never will be again. And they're dangerously prone to deep stalls. Man, aviation is getting more and more borin...Jump to post
Besides, Amsterdam has a slot shortage so they can't just add new destinations. Slots at Amsterdam are too valuable to waste on destinations that don't make sense, like Charlotte. "Ultimately Lelystad is the solution the industry keeps coming back to. Being a general aviation airport, Lelystad...Jump to post
oldannyboy wrote:I seem to remember that years ago MIA was served by MP on their behalf?..
They are not the only ones in Europe. TUI Netherlands' PHTFO has been in SOF ever since the grounding. Numerous attempts have been made to ferry her back, some really crazy (airspace avoiding) routes too, but no luck yet.
On the days of the week that there is no flight to/from UDJ, is keeping the aircraft on the ground unused what Motor Sich really want to do ? ? That kind of seems to be their thing on all their routes. Their OZH-MSQ-OZH spends like 6hrs on the ground in MSQ, IEV-LWO-IEV has about 6hrs on the ground...Jump to post
Thanks for the updates FT!
I'm quite surprised by these facts. I flew HOS just two weeks before the crash, and as I said earlier I was very impressed with their operation. Never would have expected any flaws serious enough to revoke the permit..
With the exception of 1 or 2 years, Miami Air have been regulars at AMS every summer since 2007. Operating summer-leases for Martinair, Transavia and Tui. In fact the accident aircraft was scheduled to operate out of AMS this year again. Around AMS they are known as a very reliable and professional ...Jump to post