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by Silverstreak
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline was Alexei Navalny flying on?.
Replies: 3
Views: 2447

What airline was Alexei Navalny flying on?.

I have seen the news footage of the cabin when Alexei Navalny became ill. Does anyone know what airline he was flying on? Also, how will he fly to Germany? An airline or government aircraft? Good luck Mr. Navalny!

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by Silverstreak
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8886

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

In the early 70s, I was a steward with a company based at Love Field in Dallas. We had 2 Grumman G-2s and a G-1, plus 2 Jetstars. I remember seeing at Shreveport, La. and on occasion at Savannah, Ga. Delta DC-8-63s. Shreveport could have been a military charter (?) and we were told in Savannah a Ser...

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by Silverstreak
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 521
Views: 150637

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

Good luck MC-21! Remember - your overseas success will depend on tech assistance and - parts availability. Welcome to the fold.

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by Silverstreak
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order
Replies: 225
Views: 41624

Re: Rumor: CX to walk away from 777X order

I wonder at times, if the technology of new airliners has outpaced the actual needs of some airlines. I get the logic of 2 engines over 4 thinking, but really something like COVID-19, should make aircraft makers and the airlines take a breath and think - do we need so many different options? The des...

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by Silverstreak
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Capable could an 737-10ER be?
Replies: 43
Views: 8687

Re: How Capable could an 737-10ER be?

The deserts are full of “the latest and greatest” new airliners.

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by Silverstreak
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22923

Re: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

What happened to the A330F? It seemed perfect for some airlines.

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by Silverstreak
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for a 787NG
Replies: 87
Views: 16363

Re: Time for a 787NG

Deserts are full of “new and improved” airliners which were never to their full potential. How about slowing down a bit?

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by Silverstreak
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Historic Models of England
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

Historic Models of England

I have 3 models with the label titled “Historic Models of England”. Does anyone know if this company exists or was it absorbed into another firm? The models are an Aeroflot Ily-86, the other is an Armenian Airlines example. Third model is a Aviogenex Tu-134. All 3 models are high quality and detail....

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by Silverstreak
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL TU114 in 1967
Replies: 29
Views: 4779

Re: JAL TU114 in 1967

I believe the TU-114 was one of the most beautiful airliners ever built. I have only seen one and it was on display at the entrance to Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. Sadly, shortly after, it went to the crusher. What a waste of this important aircraft in history.

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by Silverstreak
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s
Replies: 287
Views: 96032

Re: Dr. Peters begins scrapping of two ex-SIA A380s

As a young man, I remember some pilots told me that airplanes can fly indefinitely with proper maintainence. Man, did time prove them wrong!

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by Silverstreak
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27423

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

I had an somewhat similar experience that was memorable about a Texas International FA that was killed in crash involving one of their Convair 660s in Arkansas. I think it was in the 70’s. I had flown on her flight as a passenger from LCH - DAL. She was beautiful and very professional. I had such a ...

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by Silverstreak
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Updating Their Livery
Replies: 124
Views: 27102

Re: American Airlines Updating Their Livery

I would love to see the end of the Greyhound Bus livery! I think though they are stuck with this one.

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by Silverstreak
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Pilot/Protestor Speaks Out; "Culture of Fear"
Replies: 18
Views: 5233

Re: CX Pilot/Protestor Speaks Out; "Culture of Fear"

The only Chinese airline I have ever flown was on a Cathay 777 from Saigon - Hong Kong. It was a very pleasant flight to the wonderful airport in HK - one of my favorite cities. I hope you survive Cathay and HK. I have to agree with an earlier post - one can’t serve two masters. Good luck.

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by Silverstreak
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35875

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

There is another belly landing by a Russian airliner in history. A Tu-104 bellied landed in the Neva River in St. Petersburg. I recently came across this incident on the “The History Guy” on YouTube. I learned 2 things. This aircraft stayed afloat and was towed ashore with no pax injuries and Tu-104...

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by Silverstreak
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 27240

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Bravo KLM! A great effort for us to use common sense in our lives and a subtle realistic assessment of Earths’ environment today. Your current promotion is a sound one and, if I may say - very Dutch. It’s just a good suggestion by KLM for us to remember to think of others on our planet. As for those...

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by Silverstreak
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 21042

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

Many years ago, I remember hearing an oft told tale that AF flight crews would get wine included on their meal trays. Fact or fiction? As for KEs’ incident? I can only say I have worked along side 2 Korean colleagues. One, had work that was seamlessly perfect and the other, bullheaded, but got the j...

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by Silverstreak
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 17472

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Every-time I see one of Deltas’ 767-400s, I think they certainly got their money’s worth.

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by Silverstreak
Thu May 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 69
Views: 6217

Airport outdoor observation areas

I live in Lake Charles, Louisiana (LCH). We are experiencing outstanding weather now. On my way to the local dog park, I noticed work going on around the runway up to the road. With great weather and better view of the runway and terminal, brought back memories of viewing parks at other airports I’v...

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by Silverstreak
Wed May 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 17999

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

Whether it is a “Max” or a “Neo” or the plethora of other marketing names, the most important title is “trust”. Today it is missing from the 737 Max. Yes, you professionals and some enthusiasts are well aware of the technical abilities of today’s airliners - BUT most customers do not even know what ...

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by Silverstreak
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia's Utair in trouble
Replies: 23
Views: 7185

Re: Russia's Utair in trouble

I’ll say it. Wasn’t a major S7 executive recently killed in a plane crash in Germany? Just saying..........

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by Silverstreak
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Croatia Airlines revised livery
Replies: 40
Views: 6786

Re: Croatia Airlines revised livery

Aww come on! Don’t you want some cartoon characters, web site addresses, ads for everything imaginable, and other ultimately boring muck on planes? All the planes need are some decent lettering and geometric designs that compliment the lines of the airplane and the airline. My idea of the perfect li...

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by Silverstreak
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The folding wings of the B777-9
Replies: 92
Views: 19284

The folding wings of the B777-9

The pictures of the newest Boeing are certainly impressive. I wonder though about those long, impressive wings. The folding winglets hardly seem worth it when looking at rest of the wing. I’m sure that Boeing felt it was necessary and not a gimmick. I remember many years ago there was an article abo...

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by Silverstreak
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 777-300 freighter in the future?
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

A 777-300 freighter in the future?

What is the probability of a purpose-built version happening? The pax version is certainly impressive.

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by Silverstreak
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 18
Views: 4446

Re: First 787-9 for EgyptAir rolls out of final assembly

The MS livery should fit nicely on the 787-9 body. Can’t wait to see it when it is completed.

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by Silverstreak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.
Replies: 133
Views: 17896

Re: Woman Removed from United Flight for Squashed Middle Seat Complaining.

I just wanted to mention an incident that happened to me with my Mom on a flight from IAH - CDG. My Mom had never been to Europe much less Paris so it was to be a special trip. Our a/c was United 777-200 and it was packed. The window seat was occupied by a fellow Louisianan who was on his way to his...

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by Silverstreak
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 12775

Re: US-Russia nonstop flights

I had a great trip to St. Petersburg and Moscow. I had a great time, but came away thinking - these are a great people and country still looking for a great leader. Maybe one day - a great Russian leader.

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by Silverstreak
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia A346 burts tyre upon landing today @ EZE
Replies: 22
Views: 6427

Re: Iberia A346 burts tyre upon landing today @ EZE

How would a tire blow-out lead to a write-off?

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by Silverstreak
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia A346 burts tyre upon landing today @ EZE
Replies: 22
Views: 6427

Re: Iberia A346 burts tyre upon landing today @ EZE

How would a tire blow-out lead to a write-off?

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by Silverstreak
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 11454

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

I've had 2 instances with drunks - both handled brilliantly by the cabin staff. The first was on a Finnair flight from JFK - Helsinki. My seat mate was going on to Warsaw and he was a little drunk when he got on. The FAs in time tried to avoid him as much s they could, but then he started to get lou...

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by Silverstreak
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC
Replies: 282
Views: 38817

Re: BA to Start London Heathrow to Charleston, SC

I don't mean to insult - but what attraction does St. Louis have to a European?

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by Silverstreak
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations
Replies: 33
Views: 11473

Re: Air Transat A321neo LR's first destinations

I'm curious to know how can passengers be suffering in a A310 when compared to a A321 on such long routes? I admit I've never been a passenger in a narrow body long distance, but I would dread the experience.

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by Silverstreak
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727
Replies: 20
Views: 2893

Re: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727

Thanks all for the great pictures and info.

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by Silverstreak
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 10198

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

These uniforms remind me of the state of AA. Sorry.

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by Silverstreak
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727
Replies: 20
Views: 2893

Braniff Calder DC-8 and B-727

I'm curious to know is there anyone who knows what happened to these planes? I lived in Dallas at the time and anytime people saw these planes on the runway, they stopped. They were stunners for sure - and truly works of art. I'm sure they went to the crusher a long time ago. Now those were a liveri...

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by Silverstreak
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33650

Re: First A340-600 In Revised Lufthansa Livery

A very beautiful plane and livery! No cartoon characters, internet addresses, or anything else that would interfere with the graceful lines of this airlines' aircraft. Job well done and probably very cost efficient too.

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by Silverstreak
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 39877

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

During a 1997 visit to Potsdam for the day I was walking in a garden in front of one of the palaces when I heard very distinctive engine sounds. Above were a Junkers 52 and a DC-3 in parallel. What a fantastic sight! This young couple approached me and asked what was it. When i told them, they shrug...

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by Silverstreak
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?
Replies: 70
Views: 8701

Re: Which Airports are at Full or almost Full Capacity?

This won't make me friends on here, but isn't time we have fewer flights, larger aircraft, and gulp - high speed trains between some cities (at least in the US)?

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by Silverstreak
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Russian cockpits blue green?
Replies: 17
Views: 7134

Re: Why are Russian cockpits blue green?

Thanks to all.

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by Silverstreak
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Russian cockpits blue green?
Replies: 17
Views: 7134

Re: Why are Russian aircraft instrument panels blue green?

It seems to me that all Russian aircraft instrument panels are painted blue green. Is it something to do with glare maybe, or just the traditional color for Russian aircraft instrument panels? Thank you.

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by Silverstreak
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Russian cockpits blue green?
Replies: 17
Views: 7134

Why are Russian cockpits blue green?

It seems every Russian aircraft cockpit has this blue green color. Is there a reason? Better against glare or some other reason? Thanks in advance.

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by Silverstreak
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5614

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

If the Chinese government wasn't so sensitive about people voicing their opinions or demonstrating for their rights, I would be in favor of it. Boozers, outrageous behavior, and any action that had negatively contributed to the flight operation would be fine for a ban list.

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by Silverstreak
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit
Replies: 32
Views: 5614

Re: CAAC releases latest blacklist of 86 individuals banned from air travel for severe loss of social credit

If the Chinese government wasn't so sensitive about people voicing their opinions or demonstrating for their rights, I would be in favor of it. Boozers, outrageous behavior, and any action that had negatively contributed to the flight operation would be fine for a ban list.

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by Silverstreak
Wed May 02, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 124
Views: 17779

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

From a passenger perspective, I think the purple will look well on most people. All ages, races, and physical builds. The dark navy and red have been done before. Delta maybe wanted to step outside of the box a little more. We Americans are getting really boring. We used to have a flair for the new ...

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by Silverstreak
Wed May 02, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A346s on European routes
Replies: 57
Views: 8292

Re: LH A346s on local routes

Reading this article, reminds of the time when PSA in California used L-1011's between SFO and LAX. Does anyone know how long that went on?

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by Silverstreak
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 36906

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

I think the new LH livery is modern, cool, and shows the lines of the airplane beautifully. I am tired of seeing one more garish geometric design that has absolutely nothing to do with the airline. If you have to have cartoon characters, then make them special editions. For me, the new livery is Luf...

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by Silverstreak
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 36906

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

I think the new LH livery is modern, cool, and shows the lines of the airplane beautifully. I am tired of seeing one more garish geometric design that has absolutely nothing to do with the airline. If you have to have cartoon characters, then make them special editions. For me, the new livery is Luf...

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by Silverstreak
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project
Replies: 97
Views: 22404

Re: Lufthansa Lockheed Super Star Restoration Project

Every effort must be made to safe aircraft like the Starlifter. I applaud Lufthansa for taking up this challenge. I've seen great airplanes all over the world eventually sent to the crusher. The worst incident? The beautiful Aeroflot Tu-114 located at the entrance to Domodedovo Airport at Moscow - s...

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by Silverstreak
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 38171

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

Maybe they should be funny cartoon characters or forgettable graphics on the Lufty planes. Would you be happy then?

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