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by Starfuryt
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Number of Boeing 747 passenger airliners still flying
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: Number of Boeing 747 passenger airliners still flying

At any given time right now there are very few passenger 747s operating and at times there are none at all.
I know that LH flies a few routes on them right now but that's about it as far as regular 747 service goes.

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by Starfuryt
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: View Counter
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: View Counter

I was looking for an answer to this as well. I have some photos which are somehow back into double digit view territory when I know for a fact they were all in the 300-400 range.
Also the total number of views in my profile has not changed.

Thanks,

-Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Wed May 13, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 5953

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Does anyone know what the deal is with the 2 frames for the Polish gov't? They've first flown a while ago, are they undergoing outfitting?

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by Starfuryt
Tue May 12, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 5953

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Boeing has reported their order and delivery numbers for April 2020. ————— There was one delivery: United States Navy - 1x 737-800A/P-8 ————— Boeing reported no new orders for the 737NG. ————— Backlog as of 31 March 2020 737-700 - 0 (+3 737-700W) Unidentified Customer - 3 (737-700W) 737-800 - 2 (+2 ...

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by Starfuryt
Tue May 12, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Antonov?
Replies: 36
Views: 7727

Re: What happened to Antonov?

I don't see Antonov being able to do any serious upgrades to the aircraft w/o Russian help. The number of Russian parts in the aircraft is too great. So as long as the current political situation persists, Antonov is going exactly nowhere, which is a damn shame if you ask me. Also as far as the engi...

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by Starfuryt
Mon May 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?
Replies: 39
Views: 3008

Re: How long will middle seats be deemed “off limits” for most flights?

It's not like leaving the middle seat empty actually does anything, you are stuck in the same tube with the same people for hours, breathing the same air. As far as I'm concerned I still probably have a higher chance of being involved in a crash on the way to the airport than actually getting sick o...

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by Starfuryt
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual Flights/Aircraft due to Lockdown
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: Unusual Flights/Aircraft due to Lockdown

Not that it's unusual, but AN-225 has been quite busy this month. This is made more interesting by the fact that she has been on the ground for 18 months.

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by Starfuryt
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a 757MAX been better than the 737MAX?
Replies: 56
Views: 6733

Re: Would a 757MAX been better than the 737MAX?

So when is Boeing gonna restart the 757 line? :stirthepot: :duck: :white:

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by Starfuryt
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 5953

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Boeing has reported their order and delivery numbers for March 2020. ————— There was one delivery: United States Navy - 1x 737-800A/P-8 ————— Boeing reported 3 new orders for the P-8 as well. New Zealand - 4 US Navy - 8 Gov't of Korea - 6 (I don't think those are really new, but they weren't in the ...

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by Starfuryt
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc
Replies: 72
Views: 7919

Re: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc

"software updates" and Tu-154 has never really been used in the same sentence. (at least as far the original design is concerned)

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by Starfuryt
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12184

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

Here she is at Dulles today: Image

sorry, this is about least heat hazed frame I could find.

-Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12184

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

She is inbound to IAD. I'm going to try and catch her when she gets in here, though she really couldn't pick a worse time with the sun directly overhead :D

-Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 5953

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Does anyone know what's going on at Boeing in general? I know there are a number of covid-19 cases reported at the plant. Could we be heading for the first month of no 737 deliveries in basically forever?

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by Starfuryt
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 307129

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

According Dutch message board Scramble,'t Praethuys, KLM , page 282, member aws747 : PH-BFH : 144976 flight hours, 18403 cycles Highest KLM 744 PH-BFI : 146.041 hours Highest KLM 744 PH-BFH : 18.403 cycles KLM 744 Fleet overview (except freighters) : BFA 125.836 / 16.881 BFB 134.729 / 18.024 BFC 14...

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by Starfuryt
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 307129

Re: KLM retires all 747 by end of March

jfklganyc wrote:
This downturn will finish the 744s like 9/11 finished the 727s


there is still over 300 744s listed as active on planespotters so this probably won't happen.

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by Starfuryt
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 307129

Re: KLM retires all 747 by end of March

Sad if this is true, but not unexpected. Seems like my goal of spotting the queen at AMS won't happen.

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by Starfuryt
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 23426

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Also since this is a 747 order/delivery thread can we try to stay on topic (i'm guilty of going off topic myself) Boeing reported their deliveries for February 2020. There were no deliveries (no deliveries in 2020 for that matter). There was a LOI sent to Boeing by Avatar Airlines for 30 frames, whi...

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by Starfuryt
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 23426

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing ... 97.article



I hope this livery never sees the light of day honestly.
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744SPX wrote:
Apparently a new livery as well. It's hideous, like it was influenced by Trump. Same livery as his 757, just flipped.

https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing ... 97.article



I hope this livery never sees the light of day honestly.

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by Starfuryt
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335671

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

LH Press release: highlights: Chicago, Newark (New York) and Washington will still be served Special flight schedule for the USA will be available soon Flight operations to Canada continue unchanged The impact of the changes in the entry regulations for India is currently being assessed Customers ar...

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by Starfuryt
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335671

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

One of the very last posts in the previous thread was Finnair's press release, so I'm going to repost it here. tl;dr: "Finnair is cancelling all flights to the US between 19 March and 12 April due to the US Government’s travel restrictions. Finnair is also cancelling its flights to Delhi betwee...

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by Starfuryt
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 5953

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Boeing has reported their order and delivery numbers for February. There was one delivery: United States Navy - 1x 737-800A/P-8 There were no new orders for the 737NG in January. ————— Backlog as of 29 February 2020 737-700 - 0 (+3 737-700W) Unidentified Customer - 3 (737-700W) 737-800 - 2 (+2 BBJ2,...

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by Starfuryt
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?
Replies: 63
Views: 8311

Re: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?

RIP to the crew and passengers. Hard to believe it's been 6 years and we are no closer to finding the answers. I would advise against jumping to conclusions. Blaming the captain the easiest thing to do for everyone. It's always easy to blame someone who is not there to defend himself, the reality mi...

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by Starfuryt
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Boeing continually improve their products?
Replies: 53
Views: 6679

Re: Do Boeing continually improve their products?

on a similar note I'd also be interested in how engines that hang on these planes evolve over time. 767 technically has had the same engines being put under the wings for 20 years, but surely they are not the exact same that were made 20 years ago? How much modification can an engine go through befo...

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by Starfuryt
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Hitler visited America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1614

Re: What if Hitler visited America?

Wow really? Don't overestimate the Soviet role? It’s not possible to overestimate the soviet’s tole in getting rid of the Nazis. They where crucial. In fact, without wishing to belittle the tremendous effort of the USA, the war in Europe would have been won without the USA as well. But it would hav...

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by Starfuryt
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Hitler visited America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1614

Re: What if Hitler visited America?

I'll throw in a different angle... If Hitler came to the US and made good impressions, *Americans* may have been the ones to behave differently. Don't forget, the US had a lot of German immigrants and many Americans even supported Hitler over the UK and France. Many Americans weren't too keen in jo...

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by Starfuryt
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if Hitler visited America?
Replies: 45
Views: 1614

Re: What if Hitler visited America?

I'll throw in a different angle... If Hitler came to the US and made good impressions, *Americans* may have been the ones to behave differently. Don't forget, the US had a lot of German immigrants and many Americans even supported Hitler over the UK and France. Many Americans weren't too keen in jo...

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by Starfuryt
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 307129

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

How many hours/cycles did the retired LH 744s have? Same question for the still active frames as well. I remember seeing some very high numbers for them.

-Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 162072

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

The situation in Japan is heading for catastrophe and the numbers are way understated, probably not in the same dimension as those reported, by my estimates possibly already exceeding the total case count currently posted for the whole world. stop with the fear mongering. Unless you have some intim...

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by Starfuryt
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel
Replies: 34
Views: 1459

Re: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel

I think it's pretty obvious what my favorite is.

Capital Ship: Omega class babylon 5, Orion Class Descent Freespace 1 and 2

-Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 210672

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

I'm predicting a fairly significant collapse in the airline industry in the next couple of months. My prediction is that 25% of the US domestic carriers will fail and the rest will be deep in the red. Overseas airlines will see the same fate. this reads like too much doom and gloom end of the world...

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by Starfuryt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 36862

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

A bit off topic but, can we rename this thread to just a general MH370 discussion. Since it's going to be 6 years in a couple of weeks so 5 years in the title isn't very relevant anymore. While I strongly support the idea of pilot suicide, why would the pilot fly towards the most desolate place on E...

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by Starfuryt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening Feeback
Replies: 27
Views: 13313

Re: Screening Feeback

Huh interesting thanks for letting me know.

-Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2289

Re: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?

Great purchase , :bigthumbsup: I wish my 70-200 was more useful around IAD, it's just too short for most things around here.

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by Starfuryt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening Feeback
Replies: 27
Views: 13313

Re: Screening Feeback

Hey Harry, Thanks for the feedback. Yea oversharpened I can fix I was more concerned with the washed out and somewhat overexposed sky. I already put a gradient exposure filter on it but that's about all I can do there. I'll play around with it some more tonight and then give it a shot probably. -Mik...

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by Starfuryt
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreening - Anthony Cistolo
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

Re: Prescreening - Anthony Cistolo

Looks and bit blurry and could use more contrast, but I don't think the blurry part is fixable tbh.

-Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 13655

Re: Airbus A380 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

As per https://www.abcdlist.nl/a380f/a380f.html MSN 267 had her first flight yesterday - February 19th Latest status on the remaining 9 frames: ⋅ 3 undergoing outfitting in XFW (MSNs 261, 264, 266 (ANA)) ⋅ 1 flight testing TLS (MSN 267) ⋅ 2 on the final assembly line in...

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by Starfuryt
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 51436

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Is anybody aware of LH 744 strategy? Retirement timeframe? is it affected by 779 delays? I would expect it is since they have to be replaced by something. I'm actually curious what LH strategy is in general regarding quads since they have 80 quads in fleet. Granted the B748s and A380s will fly for ...

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by Starfuryt
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening (Aviation Photos) by W.Shah
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: Pre-Screening (Aviation Photos) by W.Shah

I never submitted any of my photos of crossing planes from shows because frankly the blurry background planes are just too distracting.

2nd image seems to be overexposed in parts and underexposed in others. Don't really look blurry to me.

Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: wiggys photos
Replies: 288
Views: 51048

Re: wiggys photos

It's a bit high in frame, I'm also having a hard time reading the reg.

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by Starfuryt
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: SE-ROJ Rejection
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: SE-ROJ Rejection

The reg looks slightly blurry to me, though it looked worse on my 4k monitor than it does on the 1080p at work. To be fair I've seen blurrier pictures accepted and I've had sharper pictures rejected for blurry.

-Mikhail

ps. don't you already have a dedicated thread for your pictures?

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by Starfuryt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening Feeback
Replies: 27
Views: 13313

Re: Screening Feeback

Hey guys could use some feedback on this here, I struggled with this edit quite a bit and I'm not actually sure it's worth it.

Image

Thanks,

Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening Feeback
Replies: 27
Views: 13313

Re: Screening Feeback

Thanks Harry,

I figured as much, just unfortunate framing on my part , gonna bin the entire sequence.

-Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Acquiring photos
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Acquiring photos

e-mail function does work. I have gotten e-mails about a couple of my photos in the past. However I do believe it shows up as an e-mail from a.net, which I usually don't pay attention to unless I see personal message as rejection reason in photo screening.

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by Starfuryt
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Screening Feeback
Replies: 27
Views: 13313

Re: Screening Feeback

Hi guys, resurrecting my thread here, a question to the screeners, would something like this draw a motive rejection (regardless of anything else)?

Image

I unfortunately only had my 200-500 with me and this is as wide as I could get.

Thx,

-Mikhail

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by Starfuryt
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Replies: 13
Views: 6580

Re: Sigma 60-600mm f/4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM

I also own the Nikon 200-500 and D750, I don't think I have the best copy however. (I also dropped it 6 months ago and even after Nikon repair it still doesn't feel like it used to) As far as 3rd party lenses go I do believe that the Tamron 150-600 is the overall better lens than the Sigma and is fa...

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by Starfuryt
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15027

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

I started following aviation seriously when i was around 12 so late 90s. I"m pretty sure the BWB concepts of back then looked more or less exactly what this looks like. Until I see one built it's exactly that...a concept. But I like how most of the thread has now been devoted to windows. :D

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by Starfuryt
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2289

Re: Nikon 70-200 mm f2.o or the new Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 ?

Nikon's 70-200 is a great lens (i've owned the 2nd edition basically since it came out). It's unfortunately a bit short for most things at IAD. Can't speak about a tc though, i've been meaning to pick up the 1.4x but with mirrorless bodies and lenses coming out that went onto the back burned as now ...

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by Starfuryt
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9129

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

Start of the video still looks way too fast.There's got to be more to the story than them simply landing too short.

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by Starfuryt
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk
Replies: 56
Views: 9129

Re: UTair 737-500 damaged in hard landing at Usinsk

sonicruiser wrote:
That wasn't a hard landing, that was a crash landing


everyone walked away from it, so at minimum it qualifies as a good landing :D

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