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by CrimsonNL
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France revised titles
Replies: 31
Views: 6953

Re: Air France revised titles

It's almost like they switched to a "one size fits all" concept for these letters..

"Hey Jean-Pierre! We need new stickers for this 318!"
"We're all out of 318 stickers Louis, just use these 777 ones!"

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 19 seaters in Europe
Replies: 59
Views: 7125

Re: 19 seaters in Europe

French Chalair operates the 1900D on some domestic French routes. They also had a short lived ANR-GVA service a few years ago, for which even the 1900D was too much apparently.

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees
Replies: 22
Views: 3692

Re: Commuting Logistics for Airport Employees

Given the exorbitant costs to park a car for passengers at airports. how does it work for employees? Are employee parking lots generally free or do they attract hefty costs for employees? Is there are general rule or does it depend on the type of employer and aspects such as availability of public ...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.
Replies: 36
Views: 5453

Re: Flypop secures A330 leases for start-up.

Will they serve soda on board?

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question for (Russian speaking?) Mil-Mi-2 chopper experts
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Re: Question for (Russian speaking?) Mil-Mi-2 chopper experts

Hi NTOR, My Cyrillic skills are very basic. But I can make out the terms Under load / running load 400 (KG?) "For lifting" and "Weight date" I can't find anything with that 11 digit number. That string of 00000's looks a bit odd for an aircraft construction number if you ask me.....

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?
Replies: 69
Views: 14605

Re: DELTA 777LR’s to FED EX????

Could this not simply be for part-out in support of the existing FX 777 fleet, rather then a conversion? I don't think PAX LR's are in hot demand these days, so they probably got a good deal.

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 104
Views: 25689

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

workhorse wrote:
OK, where do we stand today?

Mahan Air - 1 stored



EP-MNB is currently active!

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your favorite wiper blades
Replies: 32
Views: 1621

Re: Your favorite wiper blades

Bosch Aerotwin. On my previous car a pair lasted 100,000km easily. In The Netherlands too where they are frequently used.

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 86
Views: 18397

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Again, the crew mistook AMS-PBM for a leisure route, instead of a VFR one. With the former, assuming each passenger only has 1 bag is accurate. Not so with the latter. Silly mistake by the crew, but then again, maybe PY should have given EuroAtlantic all the info required ref. the average baggage l...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 86
Views: 18397

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Without them KLM would have a monopoly on Europe to PBM....and would nodoubt charge monopoly prices. Maybe an opportunity for Corendon Dutch to fly to PBM with smaller B737-800? CND already operated to Natal in Brazil, so why not Suriname? :duck: They would have to fly an additional 737-800 behind ...

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 86
Views: 18397

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

'TCU is headed for VCV today. Guess they did get that engine working.

SLM took delivery of the aircraft in December 2019, but only operated it commercially from December 2020 through February 2021. What a waste of money and resources..

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)
Replies: 149
Views: 20997

Re: F9 Deicing Incident Nashville (BNA)

Does anyone have a link that includes the pictures? They don't seem to be in the link in the OP. Thanks!

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to export a plane to Iran-NOT!
Replies: 30
Views: 8378

Re: How to export a plane to Iran-NOT!

Given the episode around FlyArmenia and a 737 ending up in Iran has appeared on a number of aviation websites, I imagine that every major aircraft leasing company knows about it as well. Thus, FlyArmenia and the people involved can presumably forget about obtaining any more Airbus or Boeing aircraf...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 86
Views: 18397

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Luchtvaartnieuws is reporting that SLM is already looking to get rid of the 777, and wants Boeing to take the plane back, possibly as soon as next week! I wonder how much money they wasted to operate this plane for a mere two months.. The saga continues! In Dutch only: https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/ni...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birmingham Airport (BHX) Step ladders left on runway as 3 planes land.
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Re: Birmingham Airport (BHX) Step ladders left on runway as 3 planes land.

The way the ladder is loaded looks, well, interesting... It has some sort of cord to lock it in place apparently, but that clearly wasn't sufficient. I also kinda wonder how you don't notice the ladder departing from the truck bed when you're driving, but maybe the guys were distracted when it happe...

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)
Replies: 16
Views: 10761

Re: Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)

Dutch Luchtvaartnieuws reports that about 200 engine fragments have been recovered in the town of Meerssen! Apparently one lady suffered a headwound from being hit by a fragment. The other injury is a child suffering burns from touching a smoking hot fragment, after it came down.. https://luchtvaart...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)
Replies: 16
Views: 10761

Longtail 744 blows up engine out of MST (2 injuries on the ground)

A Longtail Aviation 747-400 (VQ-BWT) had a pretty bad engine failure out of Maastricht Airport today. Departing for JFK they blew up engine 1, causing a shower of turbine blades to rain down on a residential area. Dutch news report that two people on the ground received light injuries, and it appear...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Apologies for the delay, but for the 24th March 2000 United 15 Mar 1999 UA947 AMS-IAD UA0947 N781UA 12:53:12 15 Mar 1999 04 Apr 1999 UA946 IAD-AMS (Arr. 05Apr) N770UA UA0946 05:51:12 05 Apr 1999 Canada 3000 14 Jun 1997 2T339 YYZ-AMS (Arr. 15Jun) If 2T340 is the return flight then the Reg is C-FXOF ...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3226

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

I'm still in denial and consider this a temporary livery. Any day now they'll introduce a new real livery which will their aircraft will proudly display! :white:

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Airbus switch to winglets so late in the A320
Replies: 53
Views: 7533

Re: Why did Airbus switch to winglets so late in the A320

In the back of my head there is a memory of a video of airbus doing some very careful measuring with a ruler on an A320 wing and then going at it with a circular saw!! It made me wince as it looked like the Makita one I have in the shed! Hah! I remember that video, I really cringed when they sawed ...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 67000

Re: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published

I spend a lot of time this weekend reading the report and most of the annexes. Absolutely shocking, and I'd go as far to call it horrifying..! I know the plans were to re-engine the two remaining ships with the PW1340 Wasp engines and resume flights. However after reading this, I doubt that we'll ev...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition
Replies: 26
Views: 2886

Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition

Hi all! I realized to my shock that we didn't have our yearly Alphabet thread in late 2020. We could always count on Airstud to start it, I hope he's doing ok! I suppose there hasn't been much flying for most of us. For me, I managed to get one Scotland trip in before COVID hit Europe. A few new ent...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus Beluga visiting AMS?
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: Rumor: Airbus Beluga visiting AMS?

She continued to TLS after the fuel stop in AMS, so I guess they gave up on going to Hamburg all together..

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published
Replies: 191
Views: 67000

Re: Updated: Ju-52 crash from 2018 in Switzerland - Final accident report published

In view of these numerous technical inadequacies, it can be concluded that, prior to the accident flight, the Junkers Ju 52/3m g4e aircraft registered as HB-HOT was not airworthy in either a physical or a formal sense. Wow, that's a shocking conclusion! Though it follows up by saying that it probab...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 25960

Re: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread

By the time they take delivery of their first 747 I think they need a rebranding as well. The name and logo are both terribly 00's. It's all about a short, preferably one syllable name these days. All the cool new airline startups are doing it!

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do all Americans have two names?
Replies: 31
Views: 1830

Re: Do all Americans have two names?

I sometimes wonder why certain politicians or celebrities names are always named with their middle letter, while others are not? People always say; John F Kennedy, Franklin D Roosevelt, Samuel L Jackson As opposed to for example Donald Trump, Tom Hanks or Joe Biden where a lot of people don't know t...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Catering truck discussion thread
Replies: 4
Views: 1458

Re: Catering truck discussion thread

https://www.tractorfan.nl/picture/1176386/
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The old Ford 700 of KLM was my favorite. They lasted a really long time at AMS. Only retired a few years ago!

https://www.tractorfan.nl/picture/1176386/

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 727 operators 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 2082

Re: Boeing 727 operators 2021

Does anyone know if N311AG is still active? She was up for sale a while ago..

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights Which Went To The Wrong Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 1821

Re: Flights Which Went To The Wrong Airport

Last year a BA flight (opb WDL Aviation) flew LCY-EDI. It didn't "technically" land wrong, as the flight plan was correct, so there was no safety issue. The problem was that BA contracted WDL to operate the flight to DUS instead.. The WDL crew only found out during the decent after passeng...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bahamasair 737-500s
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Bahamasair 737-500s

https://youtu.be/s89ja0VUUFM
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BFC has been retired according to the Nassau Spotters community. I believe the video uploader is also a member here so maybe he has more info on the remaining frames

https://youtu.be/s89ja0VUUFM

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Explosion in Nashville
Replies: 71
Views: 4318

Re: Explosion in Nashville

Wow that recording played by the RV is crazy. Sounds like something straight out of Criminal Minds or some thriller movie. I bet its some really intelligent IT guy that finally snapped. There seems to be a crazy amount of damage to the buildings too!

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Slide Deployment at LGA
Replies: 31
Views: 6550

Re: Emergency Slide Deployment at LGA

Did they take that poor dog down the slide as well? I hope they will find him a real home..

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Christoph Mueller to head Swissport
Replies: 18
Views: 2111

Re: Christoph Mueller to head Swissport

On subject, Christopher will do a good job. I don't think Swissport is financially strained, is it? Their BRU station went bankrupt and closed earlier this year. I know they are struggling in AMS as well. I don't know how it is in the US, but in Europe the handling agent business cut throat, and ru...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q4 2020
Replies: 321
Views: 27423

Re: All UK-NL air travel banned due to New COVID

cedarjet wrote:
What about U.K. to Düsseldorf followed by a short train ride to Amsterdam?


That'll be fine. Also journeys from the UK by road, rail or sea to The Netherlands are still permitted :roll:

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

n729pa wrote:
Shouldn't have conflicting information as only only one flight with that number would have departed. You might have had a different airframe arriving as the 928. 24th March is that departure date from the US or UK? I'll try and check it for you.


Thank you, that's the UK date!

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Did you check http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk for the last one. Hey Bennett! I did, excellent website btw. I think I got it narrowed down to N659UA, but I get conflicting info about N768UA as well. This is due to the many different UA flights out of LHR those days. They would have a route like SAN-JFK-LHR...

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by CrimsonNL
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 2730

90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Hi all! I'm looking for some missing aircraft registrations in order to complete a flight log. I already did some digging through old ACARS logs, but the following are blank/uncertain. Any help with this is greatly appreciated! Air Transat 29 May 1996 TS239 AMS-YYZ 07 Jun 1996 TS254 YYZ-AMS (Arr. 08...

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to VVO 1993 - 1998
Replies: 40
Views: 6800

Re: AS to VVO 1993 - 1998

Fascinating stories Tack, thanks for sharing! :D

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unusual places your food comes from
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Unusual places your food comes from

I was surprised to find out that my supposedly Japanese Nissin cup noodles are manufactured in Hungary!

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by CrimsonNL
Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer aiming at the P2F conversion market with the E-190 model
Replies: 20
Views: 3143

Re: Embraer aiming at the P2F conversion market with the E-190 model

I thought E190s have maintenance issues? I worked for a ground handling agency in AMS around the time two big European carriers introduced E-jets into their regional fleets. This was about 11 years ago. They had a LOT of issues at the start. I really did grow to hate them for it. However a lot of t...

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Embraer belly lands in Havana
Replies: 16
Views: 7019

Re: Cubana Embraer belly lands in Havana

I had no idea Cubana still operated the 110! How many of those are still active?

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by CrimsonNL
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA 767s: Where did they fly?
Replies: 84
Views: 7108

Re: BA 767s: Where did they fly?

A daily visitor at AMS (saturdays exepted) on the BA428/429 rotation. Though it was mostly send for the belly cargo capacity, it'd repeatedly go out full in summer as well. a full 50C200Y would be no exception on this 45 minute flight! I've many fond memories of this aircraft around AMS. Most notabl...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?
Replies: 99
Views: 10350

Re: Question: 747-8 to Freighter easy conversion possible?

The extended upper-deck is also an issue, as it poses a height restriction on the main-deck. Interesting, how is that? In what way does it restrict main deck height, that a shorter (but still extant) non-SUD doesn't? You can see the difference in available height below the upperdeck section and the...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A KLM Boeing 747-400 has been hit by the wing tip of another aircraft in Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 30
Views: 7269

Re: A KLM Boeing 747-400 has been hit by the wing tip of another aircraft in Amsterdam Schiphol

Probably a better contributing factor would be that due to reduced flights the number of aircraft parked has reduced the maneuvering area available, the 747 looks like it is on the taxi line. They were never going to pass the 747 there, which makes me think they were turning the A330. FWIW, this ha...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13190

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

When did Russian aircraft manufacturers start using the CF6? I don't know about Russian aircraft but the Ukrainian Antonov An-124 started using CF6 engines in 1997 according to the article below. https://www.flightglobal.com/aviastar-builds-the-first-westernised-an-124/6300.article The -130 version...

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by CrimsonNL
Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13190

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

Jeez! I wonder if those fragments blew trough the upperdeck crew compartment? Glad they made it out ok!

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by CrimsonNL
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: C919- purple splotch on the flaps?
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Re: C919- purple splotch on the flaps?

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/112 ... comac-c919
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On this picture on another website, it would appear there is indeed something taped on the windows

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/112 ... comac-c919

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by CrimsonNL
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planespotters.net struggling to keep up with DL fleet retirements?
Replies: 9
Views: 2317

Re: Planespotters.net struggling to keep up with DL fleet retirements?

I can't recommend planespotters.net to others if the summaries are significantly delayed or not accurate. Don't be content with poor quality of information even if it is maintained by volunteers. It leaves your quality of argument suspect. Well then don't recommend them to anyone else.. You're taki...

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by CrimsonNL
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planespotters.net struggling to keep up with DL fleet retirements?
Replies: 9
Views: 2317

Re: Planespotters.net struggling to keep up with DL fleet retirements?

You know you can always send in updates yourself if you find out data is incorrect? It's an enthusiasts website, which AFAIK is run by volunteers only. They have more airline lists to manage then just DL, and there are crazy numbers of developments going on lately. You seem overly critical! IMO it i...

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