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by Nicoeddf
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2639

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

the Junkers Ju 87 was pretty effective Valid answer! Not really. If the question was "Which airplane had the most success" or "which airplane developed the foundations" then lots of WWII airplanes would be interesting answers. But the actual question was "which is the best ...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2639

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

Kiwirob wrote:
the Junkers Ju 87 was pretty effective


Valid answer!

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 505
Views: 124696

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Dude, I am a pilot flying for the LH group. None of those examples are OK in my book, but this thread is not about those airlines. Anyway, I don't like it and that's my opinion. End of discussion. I know plenty of people working for a company and still bashing their employer. So that alone doesn't ...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25484

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

What on earth were the pilots doing? And can anyone identify where this is? As stated in the article, the craft is PK-YGW, flying for an Indonesian cargo airline. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/incredible-video-insane-landing-indonesian-airline/ Reminds me of the „not good, not terrible“-scene...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25484

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

I’m not making any claims of good flying but Paro is uniquely challenging, and almost a one shot deal before diverting because the “circuit” goes round a lot of valleys before coming back around for another go. I would say this crew’s failure is if anything to even be attempting to land here, and t...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At what height above field elevation is takeoff thrust reduced [increased] to climb thrust
Replies: 12
Views: 1156

Re: At what height above field elevation is takeoff thrust reduced [increased] to climb thrust

I have heard 1000 feet agl and 1500 ft agl from pilots. A former TWA Boeing 707 pilot told me that in his time 800 feet agl was when they reduced thrust and leveled off to build speed for flap retraction. A now retired 747 captain told me that on that aircraft, one needed to fly level for a time to...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 505
Views: 124696

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Prost wrote:
The same passengers that can be challenged to find seats 24 A-B will now notice the painting around the cockpit window and just assume they have the greener engine option. ☑️


:bouncy: You think not? :spin:

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 505
Views: 124696

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

That EW Discover A330 has racoon windows. Is that a NEO or did they just paint one of their CEOs like that and created a "fake NEO" ? Not sure why you would consider it "fake NEO", as it is just a bit of livery. Look at Air Canada - they have even painted 787s with a racoon mask...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo
Replies: 135
Views: 29395

Re: Condor orders Airbus A330-900neo

Also I’m hearing condor got some EU grants. So it’s not surprising that they’ve ordered A330neos. The EU money is covid relief and has nothing to do with this order. Delivery speed has likely been decisive here, with all planes due to be in fleet by late 2024. I doubt Boeing would have been able to...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking tour of Baghdad
Replies: 13
Views: 1248

Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

Self guided, of course. Here is my video report from Iraq: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iig9feERti4 Very interesting report, many thanks for sharing. Is it just me or it is safer to walk around Baghdad than walking around the south side of Chicago nowadays? Well there was a suicide bombing in Ba...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?
Replies: 28
Views: 5509

Re: Why do pilots do 'Wheelies' after landing?

Touchdown is ALWAYS on the mains, lower nose gear smoothly to the runway. That’s not “doing a wheelie”, that’s landing. Aero braking is mostly a fast jet deal where there are no thrust reverser or drag chutes and not very effective for airliner operations. The video landing is pretty normal, perhap...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds
Replies: 37
Views: 8697

Re: Great Video Of Landing In Nasty NRT Winds

Boeing757100 wrote:
Wow, that must have been both frightening and exhilarating for the pilots. Kudos to them and a true testament to the Queen's performance. :)


Frightening? Surely not. Exhausting is the right word.

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 14440

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

The long expected Mikoyan light/ medium fighter I guess. I guess ot must be either inferior or a clone :sarcastic: Can we please just not turn everything into a battle of “American” vs. “not”? Before there’s even an issue? We all know the side you are on, and that’s fine. He is not turning anything...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 33
Views: 2060

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

More than one is nice. More than two unnecessary. So no.

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender
Replies: 121
Views: 18403

Re: AF-KLM Group Narrowbody tender

DN4CAAD wrote:
[...] people still felt scared that a 737 went down.


Either that. Or nobody really cares and continues to have no clue about the aircraft involved while picking the cheapest flight on an online platform and steps happily inside any craft that appears on the gate.

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 3959

Re: Post retirement…options

I disagree. Seen too many teachers of the old generation who really have never made their move out of the 80s. No thanks. While I’ve kept up on the new technologies and their integration into aerospace, truth is, at retirement, I will have been in management for about 25 years. No hands on with the...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post retirement…options
Replies: 22
Views: 3959

Re: Post retirement…options

Hey Mel, how do you feel about teaching? I personally would love to teach post retirement. Teachers with real industry experience make a huge difference in the quality of education. I disagree. Seen too many teachers of the old generation who really have never made their move out of the 80s. No tha...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Neos Applies For US Service
Replies: 23
Views: 5879

Re: Neos Applies For US Service

They are a really good airline, with a young, enthusiastic, dedicated staff, an impeccably maintained fleet, and a really good onboard service. I wish them really well! How nice that we can welcome the PR manager of Neos on airliners.net I have flown them a couple of times on long-hauls out of MXP,...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 505
Views: 124696

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

Pure trip costs are less than 10% different (most numbers point to around 5-8% more for the 787-9), but the 787-9 offers more extra capacity. So if you can fill both the cost per seat mile is better for the -9. The price is a matter of negotiation, but with the 787-8 being a bit "special"...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings to create Berlin base
Replies: 7
Views: 2010

Re: Eurowings to create Berlin base

armagnac2010 wrote:
It makes some sense.

Worth pointing out at Lufty.


I have handed in your application for you. Pretty sure they could use your expertise.

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 48245

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

Airbus says: Ref: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/aircraft-propulsion/airbus-unfazed-easa-a321xlr-fuel-tank-special-conditions Seems their "surface level" is different than yours. What did you expect them to say? That they are now offended and go sulking in their room? I think what...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions
Replies: 224
Views: 48245

Re: A321XLR’s rear fuel tank demands special fire-protection conditions

Boeing’s response is only getting some attention because journalists want to sex up the news and turn this into some AvB thing to attract attention and clicks, and some of you are falling for it hook, line, and sinker. Tbf, I don't think journos had to do anything to sex up the news. When you have ...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 505
Views: 124696

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2021

I am a little perplexed as to why LH Group would go solely for the 787-9 instead of a mix of 787-8/787-9s which would better suit: a) thin/ner longhaul routes b) the capacity needed to be replaced in OS fleet after the retirement of both 767 and 777s You are perplexed by a lot of things. How does y...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When does it become safe to approach an engine after shutoff?
Replies: 15
Views: 2939

Re: When does it become safe to approach an engine after shutoff?

But doesn't the flight deck crew wait for the engine to spin down before turning off the beacons? The last two airlines I worked with did. In a strong wind the fan wasn't slowing down much and they were waiting to turn off the beacons, and we were waiting for them!! Here is part of the shutdown che...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

One of us two is very far off in terms of understanding hydro dynamics and buoyancy...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

Seriously THS, what do YOU think happened that night? I don't know what happened that night that sank Estonia. I wish that the investigation would have been done properly but it raises more questions than give answers. In what properly done investigation you raise key evidence and then throw it bac...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

Seriously THS, what do YOU think happened that night?

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

Remember that those people were saved from a certain death. They had a huge hypothetmia, so big that some died. They were in a state of shock. That's not when professionals ask questions. ...but people, especially those from the crew, would have been talking, depending on character. They are not al...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

17 hours is a lot. How come? Nothing new came up during those few hours. Especially what caused that accident. Remember that those people were saved from a certain death. They had a huge hypothetmia, so big that some died. They were in a state of shock. That's not when professionals ask questions.[...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

Quite frankly that hole could have been (and likely was) caused bow the bow visor itself. After it broke off and floated down the side of the ship, getting slammed into it by the wave action, and punched a hole. It would also correlate to the "white object" the one witness said he saw. Tu...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

4. If Europa and Mariella were able to estimate Estonia's speed then they were tracking her and would have known her position. Just because people really want there to be a conspiracy theory about her sinking doesn't mean there is. Sorry for the late response. Europa and Mariella did not estimate E...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2771

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

NIKV69 wrote:
Nicoeddf wrote:

Fully agree, Zoom is dangerous. He should have taken a business trip as pre COVID and should have masturbated in the meeting room. You know, old school.


Zoom is not dangerous, not knowing when and where to masturbate is.


Seriously? You couldn’t spot that obvious irony?

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tightest flight schedules at a gate?
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

Re: Tightest flight schedules at a gate?

35 minutes is endless for a tightly packed airport.

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The dangers of Zoom video use
Replies: 48
Views: 2771

Re: The dangers of Zoom video use

Jeffrey Toobin, a long time legal and political analyst and commentator on CNN as well as a book writer was caught in a Zoom video feed exposing his man parts (and some other gross behavior) as thought he had both the video and audio muted. He has been suspended for now, I doubt he will ever appear...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NAWS China Lake F/A-18 Crash
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

Re: NAWS China Lake F/A-18 Crash

rturner wrote:

Anybody that is on NASL have any idea what happened? I'm here and I don't even have any information on it lmao. Thx

Ryan


Wow Ryan, that’s weird.

Whenever a super duper crashes in my vicinity I get an immediate push to my phone with the cause lmao rofl.

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

Nico, we have had a polite conversation and it is perfectly fine to agree to disagree in some parts. I'm not going to write a lot and don't expect an answer. "Nobody, not the eye witnesses, not the commision, speaks of relevant amounts of water below the car deck." Two thinks about that. ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Investigation gone quiet on AA300 incident
Replies: 150
Views: 38026

Re: Investigation gone quiet on AA incident

Somebody knows Something! Yeah, surely the two guys upfront know things. I can only think of one reason why you would take up the craft to FL200 after such an occurence on take off: The crew is is discussing if there is any chance to somehow sweep that takeoff under the carpet while at the same tim...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

Nico, I think what you mean is assumptions based on proven facts. When I talk about Estonia and assumptions I mean that its not based on proven facts. Think about Air France 447. It disappeared and then some parts were found on surface. Later more parts below the surface. Is that enough to say why ...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 versus B777-300ER
Replies: 62
Views: 13631

Re: A350-1000 versus B777-300ER

The A350-1000 will carry more real-world payload farther burning a fair bit less fuel. So eventually, it (and the 777X) will replace the 777-300ER, though it will take a fair bit longer than five years. As for the 777-300ER, I expect a fair number of them will end up as freighter conversions if the...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

True. I meant what they witnessed earlier in the evening / night. Same question here :) What did you expect them to see? From my point of view, and trying to life the crew life of a ship for a moment, it was a tremendously annoying, but boring night. Annoying weather and waves as is turbulence in t...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

Estonia was gone when they got visual contact with the survivors in the water. Sulman and emperortk, good points that I fully agree. My beef with the official report is that it's full of assumptions. For example, they only had witness report of those who were at Estonia. No word of what watch offic...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

Sulman and emperortk, good points that I fully agree. My beef with the official report is that it's full of assumptions. For example, they only had witness report of those who were at Estonia. No word of what watch officers at Europa or Mariella witness that night. Plenty of other things too. Reall...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 13133

Re: Alex Cruz Steop down

Hopefully now BA can get back on track and offer a premium service for its premium fares. No special love for Mr Cruz here, but... How simple you people are at the top end of your body if you believe a single man steers all the direction in such a huge corporation. Michael O'Leary does exactly that...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why did Boeing go from 5 screens to 4 screens in new designs?
Replies: 18
Views: 2847

Re: Why did Boeing go from 5 screens to 4 screens in new designs?

Originally the Boeing glass would have two PFDs, two NDs, and and EICAS(or master caution, whatever). In the newer designs however, it seems like they crammed the engine and navigation displays to a single screen of pilot monitoring, and the pilot flying has one large navigation display that doesn'...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alex Cruz steps down at BA
Replies: 83
Views: 13133

Re: Alex Cruz Steop down

Waterbomber2 wrote:
Hopefully now BA can get back on track and offer a premium service for its premium fares.


No special love for Mr Cruz here, but...

How simple you people are at the top end of your body if you believe a single man steers all the direction in such a huge corporation.

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 fuel burn / tank management
Replies: 34
Views: 5447

Re: 727 fuel burn / tank management

Yeah I always figured on 12,000 pounds the first hour, 10,000 the 2nd hour, then 9,000 every hour after that. Upwards of 1000 pounds for taxi and takeoff. We could generally upload 25,000 pounds of freight and still top off in the -9 powered planes. We would dust off both ends of the runway for sur...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Launches A321neoLR YUL-ATH
Replies: 21
Views: 5521

Re: Air Transat Launches A321neoLR YUL-ATH

usflyer msp wrote:
No way in hell I would take that flight even if it were free.


Ok, thanks for sharing your personal feeling about that.

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?
Replies: 61
Views: 10667

Re: How are regional airliners delivered to the other side of Atlantic?

But's it's also apparently what offends at least a few... Contrary to popular believe, one has no obligation to prevent others from their perceived offensive 'triggers'. They are welcome to skip over it, the rest of us would love to read it. That’s true until the trigger (delete-) happy mods come t...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EASA Approves 9 Tonne Increase In A330-900 Max Takeoff Weight
Replies: 66
Views: 11437

Re: EASA Approves 9 Tonne Increase In A330-900 Max Takeoff Weight

Interesting. And apparently, Airbus isn’t as worried as a.net with regards to performance creep into 350 territory.

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?
Replies: 103
Views: 9294

Re: Estonia disaster reinvestigated?

17 hours is a lot. They would have had time to talk to a lot of witnesses, distill that information and pass it to the prime minister. How could they not? Do you have any idea what kind of pressure there is/was in a small country like that to get information out quickly? How short the lines of comu...

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