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by TUGMASTER
Wed May 05, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 48405

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Absolutely….. hope the BLL local unions are strong.

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by TUGMASTER
Mon May 03, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 131
Views: 10037

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Probably my favourite seats on the 747’s were either 64A or K on the BA birds...
Can’t think of a better one, except the JS.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun May 02, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 45078

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Especially with so many stored and unlikely to return to service

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 International Employees
Replies: 37
Views: 5393

Re: US3 International Employees

AA has full staff at LHR, even ramp. Anyone please add anything I'm missing and correct me some of my info may be pre COVID Close...... AA has absolutely everybody at LHR including AMT ( divert station). The only part they are missing is the underwing operation, of unloading/loading, pushing and To...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 881
Views: 138065

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Looks like BA had to give them LHR slots for EDI and ABZ services https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BA_BE_S21_27April21.pdf WOW... So if I have read that right, BA have had to give a defunct airline some domestic slots ..? God help anyone who trusts their money with this new crowd.

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 6136

Re: Mahan Air reactivates world's last 747-300 passenger service aircraft

TC957 wrote:
One does wonder how they got around the sanctions when it comes to obtaining parts.


They “make”a lot of the parts thru reverse engineering. Iranian engineers are masters in this craft. How do you think they keep their airforce running F14’s B707’s etc

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1296
Views: 162805

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Pre Covid times , someone once told me that LHR is the busiest “port” in the UK.
The amount of Belly freight as well as the normal cargo only flights is absolutely huge ..

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 48405

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Norwegian Green party proposes limits on number of flights a person may take each year https://simpleflying.com/norway-green-party-flight-cap/ Norway is one of the few countries in Europe that actually needs Aviation due to the Geography and low population density. If they Green Parties were truly ...

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 32969

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Are they Pax flights...?
Or just full of freight..?

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1296
Views: 162805

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Wasn’t the only shop in the world who worked on the MD90 motors in Wellington NZ..?

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 67
Views: 13162

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

MEA-707 wrote:
. Plus they have the range to reopen things like KUL and PEK and secundairy destinations for which a widebody is too big.


What a come down... these used to be classic 747SP routes.....

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by TUGMASTER
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First retro livery?
Replies: 13
Views: 2414

Re: First retro livery?

How the hell has this thread ended up in this backwater....?
It’s about retro schemes....not Travel/Polls or preferences....
MODS, please return to civil aviation
Thank you.

Great thread BTW...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 32969

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

Can we try and get away from the Politics please, and back to “ anything” that’s happening in Irish aviation...?
Like what flights are running, what’s cancelled, what movements going thru DUB/SNN etc.....
Politics in the Non-Av please....

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only 1 operational 747-100?
Replies: 13
Views: 1546

Re: Only 1 operational 747-100?

An enthusiast flight on that -100 very nearly happened a couple of years back, a friend of mine was signed up for it- very expensive though. As for Sam, some of his actions at Mehrabad (Tehran's domestic airport) probably didn't earn him any favours Never had any trouble at Mehrabad, infact totally...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only 1 operational 747-100?
Replies: 13
Views: 1546

Re: Only 1 operational 747-100?

Years ago, when everyone was popping down to Iran to fly on the Saha 707’s ( read Iranian Air Force) there was a strong rumour that the 747’s were to take over some of the domestic flights when the 707’s were pulled from service. As we all know now, that never happened , and Saha ended up flying a c...

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much longer will the 777-300ER will remain in production?
Replies: 3
Views: 804

Re: How much longer will the 777-300ER will remain in production?

Think the last ever 777-300ER is just about to roll off the FAL. Can’t remember if it’s a KL or SU frame.
Line to be kept open with 777F’s .

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 32969

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

bennett123 wrote:
Wonder how much the cosmetic surgery cost.



Pretty sure Dubai is not known as a centre of excellence for cosmetic surgery....
Probably on a jolly, and using surgery as an excuse.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021
Replies: 178
Views: 45078

Re: Boeing 777 Production/Delivery Thread - 2021

Off topic i know, but their latest 737 is the LAST 737NG built, but originally was due for delivery much earlier, An accident/issue at Boeing caused the original frame to be scrapped, and the last production 737NG being the replacement

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 32158

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Welcome ShadyShamrock.
Great post... will be interesting to see what replies come along...
Stuck with aviation if you can... the rewards are fantastic......

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A321neo ops for UK government
Replies: 37
Views: 7167

Re: Titan A321neo ops for UK government

737’s at NHT yes... US forces...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titan A321neo ops for UK government
Replies: 37
Views: 7167

Re: Titan A321neo ops for UK government

Pretty sure this was originally configured for TCS flying tours around the world. Configured around 56 business seats, unsure if they were the lie flat type tho’ but expect they were. EDIT.... A little research on the Titan website, and TCS website shows that when TCS used the 757, it was in a 12 ro...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 32158

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Never new about the 360 crash either.
Those photos, look like the pages of a CAM from late 70’- early 80’s.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights between metro area airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3693

Re: Flights between metro area airports

G-LINK was the S61 that operated the LGW- LHR route. One way walk up fare was £8 iirc, As others have mentioned, the M25 wasn’t complete at that stage, so the road route took a little while, approx 2-2.5 hours by the famous Green Line 727 coach. B Cal helicopters always operated the route as far as ...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 10651

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

To me STR to UK has to be Brexit related, it doesn't make economic sense in normal times. It's not Brexit related, as has been explained. BA is doing JNB-LHR-STR with car parts and STR-LHR-ATL with car parts. Nothing to do with Brexit. Sorry GCT64 ..... this is ABSOLUTELY BREXIT related !!!!! All U...

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by TUGMASTER
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767
Replies: 136
Views: 23257

Re: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767

As many have said...
Its from simple flying
Just click bait rubbish
Move along.
Or better still,
Close the thread.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HS-STA Converted to Cafe in Thailand
Replies: 5
Views: 945

Re: HS-STA Converted to Cafe in Thailand

Wow.... like it a lot. Someone has spent a fair bit of money to make that 747 into a cafe along with the move. Like the way they set up it, like the way it’s stripped back to the outer frame and the ribs and spars are showing. Like the way it’s set out inside. A good job all over. Hope they have suc...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?
Replies: 48
Views: 10651

Re: Why are there now so many flights to Stuttgart?

tonystan wrote:
The BA flight is for the transportation of Mercedes parts to ATL.



Winner. This is the reason why BA 78’s are in STR.

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLM new 777 and ETOPS
Replies: 86
Views: 18373

Re: SLM new 777 and ETOPS

Surely some code share with KL would/should be the way forward.
Years ago , they were very pally together .
What happened..?

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frequently Requested Aircraft Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Re: Frequently Requested Aircraft Flights

Only A380 intra Europe flights I can remember were BA LHR-FRA & AF CDG-LHR flights.... they were all training flights to get crews up to speed. Can’t think of any others .

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2021

Wow... they’ve gone right over the top with the paint..!!!!!

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Hypothetical Scottish Military
Replies: 82
Views: 5547

Re: Hypothetical Scottish Military

For UK a.netters only.:
It’s been widely reported in the UK media that
Hazel McWitch from the much loved TV show “Rentaghost” will be the new Scottish Air Marshall.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2021
Replies: 287
Views: 48405

Re: Nordic Aviation 2021

Seems Finnair is going to scrap A319 OH-LVB on site in HEL. any reason it can't be flown to a scrap site? Surely that would be easier and cheaper? https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4 According to lentoposti.fi, Finnair has commented that they decided to scrap the plane at HEL for th...

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 54
Views: 12528

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

The 777-300ER are only 4 airplanes, they could retire 4 777-200Er. Believe the 351’s & 77W’s were original 744 replacements... Current times made the Queen disappear quicker than we would have hoped, but the delivery’s continued. As for the 781’s, BA don’t need the capacity or the headache of w...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Footage of old turbojet Aircraft taking off?
Replies: 33
Views: 6091

Re: Footage of old turbojet Aircraft taking off?

Cedarjet....
Do you remember the Saha 707’s being incredibly quiet from the inside...?
Recall beginning to taxi, and there was virtually no noise inside the cabin...
Very bizarre.!!

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emirates at the beginning
Replies: 17
Views: 3407

Re: Emirates at the beginning

I remember GF had flights between AUH-DXB.
Mental huh...?

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...
Replies: 194
Views: 27212

Re: Irish 2/21: And the fun just keeps on leaving ...

YUAND wrote:

This could further be helped in 10+ years by the completion of the M17



Good Lord No........
What will the Saw Doctors sing about....??

“Travelling with just my hopes & dreams...”

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by TUGMASTER
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1296
Views: 162805

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

sunking737 wrote:
This has become one of my favorite posts. Thanks to all who update



Second this... great thread.

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by TUGMASTER
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1296
Views: 162805

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Longtail Aviation 744 VQ-BWT doing LHR-MST as LGT7707.... any ideas ....?

And went out empty....

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 47
Views: 14859

Re: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread - 2021

JannEejit wrote:

BA doesn't even name it's aircraft any more .


Not exactly correct.
Midway thru 2018, BA named a B787-8 GZBJJ “Paul Jarvis” after a long serving employee and curator of the BA museum at Waterside.

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by TUGMASTER
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1296
Views: 162805

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

A trio of Allegiant MD-83s departed BHM today for BYH (N419NV, N423NV, N881GA), where they'll get C checks before getting converted. Steve Giordano from Jet Test (fascinating guy and company, if you haven't read up on it) flew one of the flights (https://twitter.com/JTTsteve/status/1355596346070360...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?
Replies: 63
Views: 6755

Re: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?

I remember years ago Britannia Airways here in the UK was a major Boeing 737-200 operator and if I remember rightly, they had two Boeing 737-200C's G-AXNA and G-AXNB which was both cargo convertible, both sadly now long gone. Now you’ve jogged the grey matter, Didn’t BY do MOD charters into West Ge...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?
Replies: 63
Views: 6755

Re: Short-haul aircraft like KL 747 Combi?

From my foggy memory, IR bought 2 x 747-286B(M) , but never actually used them as combi’s. They were always in full pax configuration. Also KU bought a 747-469M which was also never used in combi config, but did have a hospital theatre between doors 4L/R & door 5L/R. Centre section only, the out...

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Queen of the Skies
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: New Queen of the Skies

How dare you....
That title will go to its grave as and when the LAST 747 flies ... until then , LONG LIVE THE QUEEN.


Mods, Sanctions against Richiemo please for making such outrageous remarks.

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are aircraft registration chosen?
Replies: 14
Views: 2590

Re: How are aircraft registration chosen?

N965UW, re : the CO/UA regs
The CO birds are the numerical ones, and UA , obviously , the UA ones... all preserver stuff.
Since merger, I believe that they’ve followed the CO ideal, just going for the numbers., but they will be in sequence...( last 3 digits anyway)

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by TUGMASTER
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most interesting plane still in commercial service?
Replies: 21
Views: 2874

Re: Most interesting plane still in commercial service?

OK... let’s change the question a bit, let’s make it aircraft that you can buy a ride on.
Plymspotter found a great option.
Argentinian F-28...
anything else..?

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 835
Views: 240865

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

OK,.... going back to my previous post, if we take it it wasn’t deliberate, once ATC had questioned the direction of SJ182 and the deviation from its intended track, can we assume that they tried to correct their heading to 075 as per SID, and something fatal broke...? Something that would put the a...

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 835
Views: 240865

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Interesting that it was heading away from its planned track . And the fact that it hit the water from height so so quickly. Are we really looking at a deliberate act again...??

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by TUGMASTER
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most interesting plane still in commercial service?
Replies: 21
Views: 2874

Re: Most interesting plane still in commercial service?

Where are the DC10’s still flying....???

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