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by CrimsonNL
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol
Replies: 54
Views: 7224

Re: UNITED airlines @ Schiphol

Do we know flight times yet for the extra EWR?

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Revenue L-1011
Replies: 34
Views: 8202

Re: Last Revenue L-1011

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4061

Re: Airliners with air stairs

Didn't BA used to have them on the 737-400? I think they were disabled in the later years of service with the access door still visible below 1L.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9454

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

readytotaxi wrote:
How very odd 17:00GMT and only one plane just departed, EK148. Must be a nightmare for all


From what I heard they left cargo behind, and are making a fuel stop in ATH on the way!

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 102
Views: 13293

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL
Replies: 37
Views: 3534

Re: CLT-AMS AA vs. DL/KL

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 6000ft and no chimes
Replies: 25
Views: 2840

Re: 6000ft and no chimes

Had it just the other day when the seatbelt sign was switched on, descending through 2800ft. There wasn't much left in the cabin to do but still the flight attendants had to rush to do their checks.

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?
Replies: 31
Views: 4618

Re: How come KLM doesn't fly to Miami!?

oldannyboy wrote:
I seem to remember that years ago MIA was served by MP on their behalf?..


At the time MP was an independent airline with their own network. Though they were eventually acquired by KLM (after which their pax ops were discontinued), I don't believe they ever flew on behalf of KLM.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1389

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

Doesn't pretty much any European airline still accept cash, apart from maybe BA?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max
Replies: 18
Views: 5326

Re: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max

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.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzhorod in Ukraine
Replies: 28
Views: 4347

Re: Uzhorod in Ukraine

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...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun May 05, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 37717

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

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..

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by CrimsonNL
Sat May 04, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41923

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

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 ...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu May 02, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4417

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

I think Air France's FGMZA is still in the "old" livery, as only one in the fleet. The remainder of the fleet have been painted for ages!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu May 02, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vueling vs. LEVEL
Replies: 9
Views: 2423

Re: Veuling vs level

BDKLEZ wrote:
But some Vueling/Level route choices are also equally bizarre IMHO. Foe example LTN-AMS vv, easyJet will surely have them for breakfast.


The route has been operated for a few years now, so they must be making some money..

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 5680

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

BA's 'NWZ, in my experience. Out of the 7 short haul 763's they had, she always went tech the most.

I also worked a lot with a German airline that flew 5 E95's. When you had one going tech, it was usually one of 2 suspects. The other 3 seemed to be much more reliable!

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Visiting EVERY SR-71 Blackbird - HabuQuest
Replies: 7
Views: 932

Re: Visiting EVERY SR-71 Blackbird - HabuQuest

Now that's dedication! Awesome story dude!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust
Replies: 32
Views: 1917

Re: The Smell Of Jet Exhaust

In my current job I spend almost no time on the ramp anymore, and I do miss getting a healthy dose of jet exhaust every day! When the wind is quite right it can take the exhaust fumes over the terminal so sometimes I still smell it, but not often enough!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?
Replies: 17
Views: 3154

Re: N410WN with incorrectly painted winglet?

Another example was EIDCL back in the day, which got a new nose and mismatching winglet after a while. Not worth the time and money to paint it over again I suppose!

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6161

Re: How many US states have you visited?

I've set foot in 40 states + DC. In a few I've just transited but others I've properly visited (multiple times for some). Not bad for a Dutchman I'd say!

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 5171

Re: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation

Up until that Commutair EMB-145 that got its own landing gear stuck in its engine, I thought this was about the weirdest thing I'd seen in aviation. Where a Shaheen Air 737 blew away the bricks making up the ramp, and having them end up on its own stabilizer; http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing's FOD problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3014

Re: Boeing's FOD problem

I know of a certain Dutch airline where they found a vacuum cleaner in a 747 fuel tank, during heavy mx. Not saying it was left there by Boeing, might as well have been some mechanic somewhere that forgot it!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?

It will be the first rotation of the aircraft out of BCN that day, most likely. So no need to worry about a late incoming aircraft I suppose. That said it is VY and they excel in finding reasons to delay their flights!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716368

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So does this mean the grounding isn't a Sino-European conspiracy funded by Airbus to destroy Boeing after all?

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716368

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

keesje wrote:
Netherlands authorities are fully aligned with EASA. This seems a kind of pre-warning to FAA, giving them some time.


Looks like OR458 is headed for the Canaries! PHTFN

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716368

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

https://www.trouw.nl/home/ook-nederland ... ~aa670d62/ (Dutch).


Interestingly enough, TUI Netherlands' TFN and TFO are currently enroute from HRG/BJL to AMS. I wonder where they'll end up

Martijn
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Jetty wrote:
The Netherlands closed it's airspace for the 737MAX as well: https://www.trouw.nl/home/ook-nederland ... ~aa670d62/ (Dutch).


Interestingly enough, TUI Netherlands' TFN and TFO are currently enroute from HRG/BJL to AMS. I wonder where they'll end up

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3am scheduled departure from lgw
Replies: 11
Views: 3782

Re: 3am scheduled departure from lgw

Their AMS morning departure used to leave at 0530, I thought that was bad enough! Unfortunately PS lost their slot for that. All these departures allow for an early arrival in KBP to enable connections. The first available arrival time into KBP from AMS (direct) is now at 1320 I believe, opb KLM. Ma...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many helicopter types have you flown on
Replies: 18
Views: 777

Re: How many helicopter types have you flown on

Agusta-Westland AW139
Bell 205 Huey
Bell 206 Jet Ranger
Bell 212 Twin Huey (2x)
Bell 407
Kamov 26
Mil MI-2
Mil MI-8 (2x)

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A330 still 8 abreast?
Replies: 26
Views: 3930

Re: Why is the A330 still 8 abreast?

9 abreast is also available on the 330. I know Cebu Pacific and Air Asia X have 9 abreast on theirs.

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Express/Commutair incident 3/4 at Presque Isle, ME
Replies: 106
Views: 23999

Re: United Express/Commutair incident today at Presque Isle, ME

"Rolls-Royce Geared Turbofan?"

*As read on ATC memes

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to find tail number from old flight?
Replies: 80
Views: 8177

Re: How to find tail number from old flight?

http://schiphol.dutchplanespotters.nl/? ... up=airline

Rgds,

Martijn
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leleko747 wrote:
Can someone help me with these? Tail numbers and flights, please!!!

BCN-AMS on July 08th, 2011. Vueling A320-200. (It was a morning flight)


That was probably the VY8300 opb ECHQL!

As per http://schiphol.dutchplanespotters.nl/? ... up=airline

Rgds,

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Replies: 41
Views: 12328

Re: KLM 747-400 PH-BFV hits KLM 787-9 PH-BHA at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

Someone got some 'splainin to do! Multiple people have some splainin to do, what was the wing walker on the right side of the 744 doing (if there was one there at all)? Pushing out widebodies is confined spaces you need wing walkers and they absolutely must be paying attention as in many cases the ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines revised livery
Replies: 40
Views: 6433

Re: Croatia Airlines revised livery

Yuck! I always loved the shade of blue that they used on the belly.. This is so forgettable..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: W6 announces EIN-KUT
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: W6 announces EIN-KUT

What an unfortunate airport code to be served from a Dutch destination.. :shock:

Blerg wrote:

What kind of equipment does A9 send to both AMS and BRU?


A9 flies either the Embraer or 73W to AMS, I think only two or three times a week however

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any 727-100s Left?
Replies: 44
Views: 7009

Re: Any 727-100s Left?

N311AG is a -100 with a -200 wing, built as a corporate jet, I believe for ITT. The Getty family has had it for a long time, Valsan mod done in the mid-90s, winglets, -217 in #1 & #3 with a -17 in #2. Lots of thrust, but the OEW is pretty high, only has about a 10 pax payload. GF I think you ma...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you travel on Air Europa and how was It?
Replies: 5
Views: 849

Re: Have you travel on Air Europa and how was It?

I recently flew on UX for the sole reason of trying them out. I flew BCN-MAD-AMS on the 332 and 738. Upon boarding the 330 in BCN, I was shocked. The cabin condition was horrific. The ship was ECJQQ, of course I don't know if it's a fleet wide problem but it was incredible. The legroom is very restr...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connection time in Frankfurt
Replies: 14
Views: 972

Re: Connection time in Frankfurt

You'll be fine. This ticket wouldn't have been sold if the airline thought you won't be able to make it. Last time I did AMS-FRA-DEN in 35 mins, including a lengthy bus ride from a remote stand!

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happen to Southwest website.
Replies: 61
Views: 6386

Re: What happen to Southwest website.

I cannot access Southwest website from any computer and/or IP address in the Netherlands. Super annoying! Had to use Tor browser to book my flights..

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 9919

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

There should only be one Emirates A380 at any one time, is that right? And perhaps the CZ A380. That's true. But it woundn't be the first time there are 2 EK 380s on the ground at the same time for whatever reason. Also the modifications didn't cause a downgrade for any other stand or capacity or w...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 9919

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

Schiphol is getting a 3rd A380 capable gate. Interesting. Currently, only Emirates flies to Schiphol with the A380, twice a day. 0. https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/categorie/3/airports/schiphol-schept-extra-ruimte-voor-airbus-a380 I think it's only a matter of time before the morning EK flig...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 7009

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

FlapsOne wrote:
I’m not sure who that woman is on the photo but it was meant to be a picture of the 2-4-2 new cabin on Kharkiv Airlines shown https://hrk.aero/en/comfortable-flights-with-kharkiv-airlines/


Didn't Kharkiv Airlines stop flying in 2014 or something?

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 38892

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Two Air Nostrum Canadian 1000s are already on estate replacing some of the SU95 flying. I got one the other day, missing out on the SSJ by just two days. It's a bit confusing as they announce on board "Brussels Airlines operated by Air Nostrum flying for Cityjet" (seriously). I had two Sp...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vueling ... forget the website, use the mobile app
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Vueling ... forget the website, use the mobile app

I don't speak Spanish either, but is it really that big a deal to make a booking on their Spanish site? I mean you've flown them before so you know the product offerings, and the website structure. So it's not too hard to figure out what the Spanish words mean I'd say.. And yeah, price is paramount ...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?
Replies: 37
Views: 3499

Re: Pilots and AMTs, when do you use the a/c horn?

The Avrojet has an actual "car horn" sound as the ground call. The mentioned Boeing ground calls are super loud and very distinct, you definitely hear that over every other sound on the ramp. There's also one type that starts sounding a constant "horn" sound when the ground power...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 5318

Re: In Memoriam, Airlines we lost in 2018

Bin Air ceased operations!? I had no idea! That explains why I never see their Metro around AMS anymore.. I was just wondering today why they stopped flying here.

Martijn

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 3445

Re: Rare aircraft to fly on thread 2018

Ayit is mainly a flight school and they do skydiving. That's what most of their fleet is doing. And the SH-360 is flying military charters, you can see it on Flightradar every now and then. We can charter the SH-360 (info from a friend who is on-site this week), it costs EUR 4'500 for a roundtrip t...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 59
Views: 4190

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

Thanks Airstud, I always could count on you! I'm a bit late this year because there was more flying to be done. I was THIS close to getting the U as I was booked to UUD, but then the flight got diverted :eek: New entries for this year in green A: ABQ , ACI, AGP, AJR, AMS, ANR, AOK, ARN, ATL, AUH, AU...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made
Replies: 98
Views: 5723

Re: Weirdest Connections You've Ever Made

FRA to MUC via SKG comes to mind. It was a convenient schedule and only 78 euro's on Aegean!

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic
Replies: 26
Views: 2918

Re: Ranking US airport terminals by aesthetic

How about SMF? I was very impressed with Terminal B, and A is not bad either!

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit
Replies: 28
Views: 8184

Re: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit

Does anyone know the approximate downtime for an aircraft to get these splits slapped on?

Martijn

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