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by oly720man
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Widespread Protests in Iran
Replies: 13
Views: 1178

Re: Widespread Protests in Iran

Your middle twitter link shows a protest march in Bahrain in 2011, as many point out, so not wholly applicable to the present situation in Iran. But that's twitter for you. I wonder, from several thousand miles away, who, if any, of the many who aren't in favour of the Iranian leadership are stoking...

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by oly720man
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United planes overnight at Heathrow?
Replies: 41
Views: 10945

Re: United planes overnight at Heathrow?

Wouldn't that be crazy expensive at an airport like LHR ? Or is parking on the apron not the same cost as a gate slot (ie: do the airlines only pay for the time they are using a gate?) Same question I guess for the airlines that park their planes all day long at airports like GRU, EZE or JNB Accord...

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by oly720man
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What's Your Favorite Photo from 2017?
Replies: 16
Views: 2702

Re: What's Your Favorite Photo from 2017?

4557203 Only a couple of photos this year and this was one of them. Perhaps the favourite because of the story rather than the photo itself. This was one of those days where you leave home, 20 miles from the airport, in glorious sunshine and get to within a couple of miles of the airport and it's f...

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by oly720man
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates EK612 Change of Timing
Replies: 4
Views: 1919

Re: Emirates EK612 Change of Timing

Looking at the timetable, in the same timeframe there are changes to a flight to Dhaka, the other flight to Islamabad, both flights to Lahore and the flight to Sialkot. Morning flights leaving later and evening flights earlier. https://cdn.ek.aero/downloads/ek/pdfs/timetables/Emirates-Schedule-29-Oc...

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by oly720man
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When to use 2 jetways?
Replies: 20
Views: 5938

Re: When to use 2 jetways?

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This thread probably covers it...

viewtopic.php?t=576585

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by oly720man
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pic thread Q3 2017
Replies: 72
Views: 3461

Re: Non-Av pic thread Q3 2017

After a long while....... I was in Iceland at the start of August, airbnbing in Reykyavik, Akureyri and Keflavik. Great place, just don't look at the prices. Some assorted scenes from around and about. Near Thingvellir on the Golden circle (that included Geysir and the Gullfoss waterfall) and signs ...

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by oly720man
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Reject
Replies: 19
Views: 2071

Re: Reject

Sliac, in Slovakia, at the SIAF Air Show.

Same plane last year.

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by oly720man
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Replacement for The Canon T6/T6I and Nikon 35600
Replies: 8
Views: 1990

Re: Replacement for The Canon T6/T6I and Nikon 35600

Outdated? Don't fall for the hype. A 2017 camera may be 2% better than a 2016 camera that may be 3% better than a 2015 camera at the consumer level. They have to keep bringing out new cameras to keep the money coming in, just like all the mobile phone companies do with their annual model changes. Yo...

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by oly720man
Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in Iran's Parliament
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: Terrorist attack in Iran's Parliament

Is there ANY country that is safe from ISIS? Israel :confused: You're not alone. "Updated | Fighters loyal to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) have apologized for launching an attack on Israeli forces last year in the disputed Golan Heights region, according to Israel's former defense m...

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by oly720man
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 78215

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

I was hoping to fly AA ORD-MAN in November, but I notice there are no flights anymore, everything is via LHR? It's become one of those seasonal routes, along with JFK. The only all year route with AA is Philadelphia (unless things change). Personally (from the other side of the Atlantic) I'd go wit...

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by oly720man
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you appear or does your house or car appear in the A-net data base?
Replies: 18
Views: 1530

Re: Do you appear or does your house or car appear in the A-net data base?

The only one that springs to mind is this



where my dad's shiny grey head is near the front on the right (aisle). The rest of the family are too small to be seen.

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by oly720man
Fri May 26, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RwandAir, inaugural KGL-LGW the 26/05/17, may start Swiss routes soon!
Replies: 18
Views: 4475

Re: RwandAir, inaugural KGL-LGW the 26/05/17, may start Swiss routes soon!

It doesn't seem to have been picked up yet with any flight tracking sites. Flightstats seems to be predicting it's over the middle of Libya, but on other sites Libya is empty of planes apart from on the coast. Otherwise a big blank. https://beta.flightstats.com/flight-tracker/WB/700/2017/5/26/897548...

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by oly720man
Tue May 23, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 5081

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

Past experience would suggest the sort who is brainwashed into believing that is the key to a better next life. Probably somebody should tell them the 1:72 model is not sustainable and there is an acute shortage of virgins in heaven, and these are headed to hell anyway. When we live in a world wher...

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by oly720man
Tue May 23, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 5081

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

What kind of deranged idiot targets young kids. Past experience would suggest the sort who is brainwashed into believing that is the key to a better next life. Reports in Manchester are that the perpetrator may be known to the police (11:08) and some arrests have been made this morning (11:36), So ...

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by oly720man
Mon May 22, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with only one 747 pax service left
Replies: 67
Views: 8170

Re: Airports with only one 747 pax service left

Royal Air Maroc has a single B744 CN-RGA that flies variously from Casablanca, Rabat, Fes and Marrakesh, apparently. https://www.flightradar24.com/reg/cn-rga Ignore Fes, they get ones from Saudia, occasionally. But Saudia's destinations include Lahore, Cairo, Surabaya and Makassar which I expect wil...

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by oly720man
Wed May 10, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 Settings for Aviation Photography
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Re: Sony Cybershot DSC-HX300 Settings for Aviation Photography

Impossible to say. What's the weather like? Where's the sun? What time of day? Ideally you want the sun behind you. Ideally you want the shutter speed faster than 1/focal length unless you're panning and want some motion blur, or photographing a prop plane and don't want to freeze the blades. If the...

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by oly720man
Wed May 10, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 17839

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

Ax586 wrote:
oly720man wrote:
I note an Egyptair B738 is en-route to DUB from Beirut at the moment (1313hrs 9 May, flight MSR3001). What's it doing? Charter?


It's bringing soldiers to the leb


OK, thanks.

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by oly720man
Tue May 09, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 128
Views: 17839

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

I note an Egyptair B738 is en-route to DUB from Beirut at the moment (1313hrs 9 May, flight MSR3001). What's it doing? Charter?

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by oly720man
Mon May 08, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
Replies: 75
Views: 16199

Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

In Ireland there's the Foynes Flying boat museum on the River Shannon (on the other side of the river from the present airport). The original terminal still exists, where the museum is. We drove past it a few years ago, but were heading to Dublin for a boat so didn't stop and visit. Maybe next time....

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by oly720man
Thu May 04, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NKS Diversion and Company Confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: NKS Diversion and Company Confusion

I expect, for operational reasons, it was easier to have a plane go back to where it started so it could be used on another service rather than have it tied up at the "wrong" airport for a long time and screwing up the next flight and the next flight it would have been used for.

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by oly720man
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uber Flying Cars to Test in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai by 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Uber Flying Cars to Test in Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai by 2020

A number of sci-fi films have a lot to answer for.

Having read the article in the OP, there is one thing that is not even discussed. Insurance. Will anyone be prepared to insure these things?

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by oly720man
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you have any dietary restrictions?
Replies: 27
Views: 1659

Re: Do you have any dietary restrictions?

Gluten (wheat, oats) and lactose for me. With the former I used to get bad indigestion/hyperacidity as well as bloating, feeling cramped and what's loosely described as brain fog. Glad to see the back of all that. With lactose I'm still getting to the bottom of its neurological effects beyond the mi...

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by oly720man
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What do you take in your spotting bag?
Replies: 15
Views: 1780

Re: What do you take in your spotting bag?

The airport bag (Calumet Pro 845 - just about goes under an aircraft seat on its side) generally contains 6D 7Dii, replacing the 600D 70-300L 300f4L 1.4x extender iii several spare batteries (both cameras take the same which simplifies matters). Both cameras have wifi and photos uploaded to iphone, ...

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by oly720man
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Don't Let them Stop Your Air Show!
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: Don't Let them Stop Your Air Show!

And for anyone wanting to know what the court case is about..... https://secure-hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/2/b/2/2b2f365d599f7efa/Yanks_v_PoF_DS1705434_Docs_Filed_2017-04-07.pdf?c_id=14869597&expiration=1492623770&hwt=9f49d5ce523fec4365bdba627d5de7aa From several thousand miles away it does look to ...

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by oly720man
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N723AR what's it doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 5289

Re: N723AR what's it doing?

Maybe testing a more recent version of something along these lines http://www.dsjournal.com/vigilantstare.html That looks like something that would need to be tested by flying around in circles for hours. I also heard this plane last night and was about to get on my handheld radio and see if I coul...

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by oly720man
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N723AR what's it doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 5289

Re: N723AR what's it doing?

http://www.dsjournal.com/vigilantstare.html
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Maybe testing a more recent version of something along these lines

http://www.dsjournal.com/vigilantstare.html

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by oly720man
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution
Replies: 29
Views: 9971

Re: Norwegian LGW-JFK - equipment substitution

So what happened to which DY 787, when & where ? IIRC it was in CPH or ARN, part of the hangar fell in on the aircraft, damaging it much worse than expected. it's been out for a few weeks now, no etr as of yet. As far as I can tell, all NAX B787s are active except EI-LNJ that last flew from Nic...

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by oly720man
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.
Replies: 22
Views: 6899

Re: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.

I was at Heathrow T5 this morning and the traffic was landing from the West on the northern runway so I had a good view. I saw an Air Canada plane come in and did not see if it had a missing wheel! Wish I had taken a snap of it now just in case I caught it!. It arrived yesterday morning, the 17th, ...

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by oly720man
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK snap election?
Replies: 82
Views: 3125

Re: UK snap election?

Is calling an election like that, with a very short campaign, when you want (preferably when your opponents are weak), considered perfectly democratic, or does it cause debate ? The vote tomorrow is because the election is meant to be every 5 years, so you need the approval of parliament to go ahea...

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by oly720man
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.
Replies: 22
Views: 6899

Air Canada A330 loses MLG wheel on take-off at Montreal, nobody notices.

Something that has got the tabloids aerated. ACA A330 lands at LHR with one of the main gear wheels missing and, apparently, the pilot was surprised to be told about it. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3350421/miracle-as-plane-lands-safely-at-heathrow-despite-losing-a-wheel-before-take-off-without-any...

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by oly720man
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pictures 2017 Q2
Replies: 52
Views: 2765

Re: Non-Av pictures 2017 Q2

Thanks Braybuddy and WarRI1 (the quotes aren't behaving.) A few more shots from across the pond. https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2920/33947867291_1bd177d9ea_c.jpg fullmoon by flyingtiggeruk , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2806/33266168603_84f8467698_c.jpg ghostrunner by flyingtiggeruk , on F...

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by oly720man
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Non-Av pictures 2017 Q2
Replies: 52
Views: 2765

Non-Av pictures 2017 Q2

Over in the US for 10 days to see the family. Staying in Milford CT. Some pictures from the last few days (after fighting IOS to get the links). https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2937/33049917924_6d79e1847d_c.jpg Milford CT by flyingtiggeruk , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2909/33508512060_97c...

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by oly720man
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: International Aircraft Registrations Question
Replies: 21
Views: 3468

Re: International Aircraft Registrations Question

Some minor corrections.... Hong Kong and Macau have B-XXX. Mainland China is B-nnnn (4 numbers) and Taiwan is B-nnnnn (5 numbers). CCCP was the Soviet Union and CCCP was the Cyrillic for SSSR. Russia is RA. The single letters tend to be for the countries that got there first. Any 2 letter codes for ...

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by oly720man
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo operations in practice: What are the characteristics of a cargo aircraft's route and schedule?
Replies: 18
Views: 3303

Re: Cargo operations in practice: What are the characteristics of a cargo aircraft's route and schedule?

You may want to break it down into airlines that have scheduled cargo flights and those that operate ad-hoc and fly from A to B to C to D, wherever there is cargo to be moved. Most tend to have a regular schedule. If you check the likes of FlightRadar24 you can get the recent history, e.g. https://w...

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by oly720man
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 78215

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... vc-in-s17/
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A change of plan..... KU117 is routing through Stansted, starting 21st April.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... vc-in-s17/

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by oly720man
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 78215

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

Seems KU are interested in routing the JFK flight (KU117) through MAN... There was something about Kuwait airways coming to Manchester and this could be it however would they be allowed to transport passengers from JFK to Man or Man to JFK or Man to Kuwait and Kuwait to man This is basically a secu...

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by oly720man
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The world's smallest ramp terminal?
Replies: 14
Views: 4602

Re: The world's smallest ramp terminal?

Saba in the Caribbean is small as well.

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by oly720man
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 range?
Replies: 20
Views: 7099

Re: boeing 797 range

johnwest wrote:
5200 nm is pretty tight on a 4900 nm distance of eastcoast to europe.


West coast, surely (assuming America)

LAX-FRA is just over 5000nm
JFK-FRA is just over 3300nm

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by oly720man
Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Never had a photo accepted
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Never had a photo accepted

Was it taken through the airport window? There seems to be a blue cast to the image, and airport windows can be tinted. Was that the whole image or has it been cropped a certain amount? With a focal length of 70mm you may be a bit short. Have you got the camera set to the best image quality settings...

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by oly720man
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 144
Views: 29701

Re: Is there any website with a database that shows me which registration the aircraft had I flew about 10 years ago?

I would love to know what aircraft (reg) operated the first six flights of my life: US711/01JUN2008 ZRH-PHL (was it N251AY?) US598/01JUN2008 PHL-LAS US2892/20JUN2008 LAS-AUS US2604/21JUN2008 AUS-CLT US754/23JUN2008 CLT-PHL US710/23JUN2008 PHL-ZRH (Arrival 24JUN) If someone could get me this info......

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by oly720man
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..
Replies: 351
Views: 78215

Re: MAN News 57. No Stopping Chinese Links..

After the snow this morning closed the airport for a bit, this evening there is a fire in one of the road tunnels under 23R/05L that looks to have stopped operations. News seems to be online witness accounts and nothing official yet. https://twitter.com/Tinkerbellnat1/status/836637657182715905/photo...

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by oly720man
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C130H, LC130, WC130
Replies: 5
Views: 1495

Re: C130H, LC130, WC130

If you google "LC130 inside" and "LC130 windows" for images you'll get an idea of the layout inside the aircraft, where windows are and some window views. There are bigger ones behind the cockpit and smaller ones under the wings, as far as I can tell. http://www.litech.org/~lutch...

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by oly720man
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 321
Views: 134784

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

I've always thought this one to be rather spectacular.

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by oly720man
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Camera?
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: What Camera?

How much are you prepared to spend? Photography can be a money pit if you want a selection of lenses. Pretty much any camera body will do what you need, depending on how many frames per sec you may want, the image quality at higher ISO, focus points, and various other functions. The money is in the ...

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by oly720man
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where this place is?
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Where this place is?

Still searching, but, some thoughts...... and there's a marginally better photo here http://www.fokker-aircraft.info/proto-1.jpg It looks like the reg is PH-JXC. According to the potted history here https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft/Registration/PH-JXC/698095 "PH-EXC ntu (rr bef ff) 6-23.09....

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by oly720man
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 321
Views: 134784

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Respect. I didn`t even know the F-numbers went that low. Really great you share those photos with us on the site. Canon do an 85mm f1.2 and a 50mm f1.2, if you've got deepish pockets. The depth of field is very shallow though at that aperture. 37mm at a distance of 2m, apparently, for the 85mm. (Ab...

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by oly720man
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Spam
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Spam

2 pm's from revchris for me as well.

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by oly720man
Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Fantastic Morning Glory Phenomenon In Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Re: Fantastic Morning Glory Phenomenon In Australia

https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/sh ... -bookonly/

but still fascinating to see.
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Amazing photos in the report.

I was familiar with the phenomenon through publications from here

https://cloudappreciationsociety.org/sh ... -bookonly/

but still fascinating to see.

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by oly720man
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 787-9 Routes?
Replies: 16
Views: 5971

Re: Air France 787-9 Routes?

https://www.flightradar24.com/AFR570/c1f13be
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AFR570, F-HRBA, just left CDG and off to Cairo at the moment.

https://www.flightradar24.com/AFR570/c1f13be

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