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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Outdated?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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
The only one that springs to mind is this
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...Jump to post
Roger Moore has passed away at the age of 89.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Maybe testing a more recent version of something along these lines
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
A change of plan..... KU117 is routing through Stansted, starting 21st April.
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... vc-in-s17/
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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......Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.