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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Defunct Low Cost Airlines in Europe
Replies: 19
Views: 1433

Re: Defunct Low Cost Airlines in Europe

Never flown on Niki, but if I recall correctly Niki Lauda continued his tradition of captaining scheduled flights from time to time.

To be honest, it's amazing that he had the time to manage the airline, take up flight ops while at the same time also being an F1 pundit for German TV as well.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clickbait Videos
Replies: 15
Views: 774

Re: Clickbait Videos

cpd wrote:
Car wow channel is hopeless too, he spends about 15 minutes of waffle and blah blah blah to cover what should take 1-2 minutes at most. So you end up scrolling through to the last three minutes.


To each their own, but I actually like Mat Watson's presentation angle for Carwow.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Aug 16, 2022 3:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Condor Airlines and the new paint scheme
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Condor Airlines and the new paint scheme

The livery is distinctive, if a bit weird.

I would think it would have been nicer if they had done up the whole plane in the different colours that they have chosen, kind of like a 21st century Braniff "End of the Plain Plane" livery.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia MOU for Airbus A330-900
Replies: 39
Views: 6161

Re: Malaysia MOU for Airbus A330-900

Elections are just around the corner, hopefully the MOU is more binding than whatever they did with the 787 agreement.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380
Replies: 183
Views: 27883

Re: [CNN interview 12/8] Emirates wants Airbus to build a new version of A380

I wouldn't be surprised if it were a Boeing-Airbus joint effort as was originally planned for the A380. But count me sceptical. Do you have a source that the A380 was originally a Boeing-Airbus joint effort? Given that Boeing had the 747 and 777 at the time, I don’t see how they’d want to get invol...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

StarAC17 wrote:
If Otmar is willing to have him back I would go back to Alpine if I was Danny Ric, he had a good 2020 in that car with 2 podiums IIRC.


I would think Otmar wouldn't have an issue with Danny Ric returning, given that it was Cyril Abiteboul who was managing the team at the time of RIC's departure.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 3 to Go: Atlas Air takes one of the last 747's to be build
Replies: 44
Views: 10107

Re: Only 3 to Go: Atlas Air takes one of the last 747's to be build

And to think Boeing originally thought the 747 to be a stopgap aircraft until the SSTs take over. Turns out it was the 747 that changed the world.

Sure there are others that can claim the title of biggest airliner, but only the 747 can be called the Queen of the Skies!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

https://www.skysports.com/amp/f1/news/1 ... ula-1-2023
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The F1 silly season just got sillier - Alonso replacing Vettel at Aston Martin!

So Piastri will no doubt be in that Alpine. Who's replacing Latifi?

https://www.skysports.com/amp/f1/news/1 ... ula-1-2023

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Nicoeddf wrote:
Why would the nationality matter?


Well, from my observation Italians are notoriously political, which can be seen throughout Ferrari's history.

Right now the last thing Ferrari needs is politics.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Ferrari needs a strong leader.

A strong, non-Italian leader.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 31, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Hungary qualification was a surprise to say the least, winners and losers. Winners: RUS - pole position. WHAT!?! SAI - P2 just missed pole, but ahead of LEC NOR - P4 good result! OCN - P5 won last year, so good mojo. ALO - P6 with his team mate @P5, a track which suits the Alpine BOT - P8 is just g...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 29, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

I doubt Vettel will completely quit racing, for sure he doesn't want to end his great career in a backmarker car. Perhaps like some other ex-F1 drivers he could get a ride with a US based Indy Car series team or be part of a team in endurance racing (LeMans). I don't think he's going to go racing f...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Not surprising that Vettel's retiring. He already gave a hint earlier that he's not into running at the back. With Aston Martin being highly disappointing this season, the fun just got sucked out for Vettel. Honest, Lawrence Stroll needs to pull his head out of his ass already. Does he want a backma...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 27, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?
Replies: 60
Views: 5106

Re: Your 5th-freedom flights - Where did you go?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgkksTgu_Tk
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Not a lot of fifth freedom options for me, so I only managed one flight, KUL-CGK on KL.

In fact, it was a special Miffy themed flight in conjunction with the then new Economy cabin launch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgkksTgu_Tk

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67
Replies: 68
Views: 7310

Re: Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to raise pilot retirement age to 67

It’s not, for the 100th time, a “1500 hour rule”; it’s an Airline Transport Pilot certificate rule. If you’re a Pilot flying Airline Transport, having an ATP would seem to be a baseline requirement. How is it that American airlines can't take fresh pilots and train them to get an ATP, like many oth...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 25, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Very inconsistent stewarding when you compare the Ocon-Tsunoda incident to the Perez--Russell one. Incidents are supposed to be judged based on the incident itself, not the outcome, so Russell should have gotten a 5s penalty. In the case of Ocon-Tsunoda, they touched. Russell didn't touch Perez and...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 25, 2022 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The status of MH's odd B747-400 with retro livery
Replies: 9
Views: 4270

Re: The status of MH's odd B747-400 with retro livery

The A380s were all parked at the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, with currently no plans to reactivate them. While correct, there are one or two maintenance flights being flown recently. Are their A380s leased or owned outright? W8th LHR capping passenger numbers, perhaps they could redeploy t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The status of MH's odd B747-400 with retro livery
Replies: 9
Views: 4270

Re: The status of MH's odd B747-400 with retro livery

jimmy9irons wrote:
What is the status of their 747 and A380s?


All 747s, including the freighters, are long gone.

As for the A380s, it's still around although not doing much.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The status of MH's odd B747-400 with retro livery
Replies: 9
Views: 4270

Re: The status of MH's odd B747-400 with retro livery

It's now flying with Air Atlanta Europe & is currently on lease to Saudia.

Why it never took off in the retro livery? Changed priorities. It was at that same time that the airline was restructured.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The bad joke that made Air France cancel a flight
Replies: 2
Views: 2098

Re: The bad joke that made Air France cancel a flight

Why did the employee say terrorist instead of monsters? Kids don't understand a thing about terrorism!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 21, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 63
Views: 14482

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Is MH taking cues from AA's "Project Oasis" regarding no IFEs? :duck: To me, this looks like a downgrade since other premium airlines are actively fitting screens on their narrowbody jets Just hope that the Maxes will get a different, better seat with IFE According to anecdotal comments, ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 21, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 63
Views: 14482

Re: Malaysia Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

While awaiting news on MH's widebody replacement announcement, they have meanwhile announced the refurbishment of the 737 fleet cabin. Key takeaways - New slimline seats by Safran without IFEs all round, but features in-flight WiFi and USB-C/A ports in each seat. - Reduction in J capacity from 16 to...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Open Fan Technology Demonstrator announced by Airbus and CFM
Replies: 56
Views: 7838

Re: Airbus A380 Open Fan Technology Demonstrator announced by Airbus and CFM

What's the difference between this open fan & the UDF that was tested 30 years ago?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 19, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to shed 3,000 employees
Replies: 9
Views: 3866

Re: JAL to shed 3,000 employees

It's interesting how NH & JL have overstaffing issues, when other airlines are facing massive, disruptive shortages!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 58794

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2022 - Airbus Orders and General Discussion Thread

Duke91 wrote:
JerseyFlyer wrote:
Malaysian for 20 A339s?


Last I heard it was 30 A330s


More like 20+10 options

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 13, 2022 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange Singapore Airlines Schedule for MAN-SIN
Replies: 17
Views: 3196

Re: Strange Singapore Airlines Schedule for MAN-SIN

Why does Singapore Airlines fly to Houston? What market does it serve? Oil is why SQ fly to Houston. Singapore is a massive energy hub. It is a major oil trading centre, has the world’s third largest refinery, and is a logistics hub for trans-shipment of supplies from elsewhere. Oil supply to South...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 12, 2022 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe fatally shot
Replies: 30
Views: 2525

Re: Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe fatally shot

The fact that Japan has so little gun violence means that his security team was not prepared for this. BS. A security team should be ready for anything. They are trained to be ready for the unexpected. The homemade "firearm" wasn't exactly small and concealble. Japan does not have a recen...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts
Replies: 66
Views: 3113

Re: Anger simmers for Dutch farmers who oppose pollution cuts

If there's excess manure, then why not process it? Isn't biomass energy a thing?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 11, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Russell had the inside and had nowhere to go because he is under maximum braking. What lies on the other side of the track should not dictate what penalty is given. Actually it should. In a court of law you have differing punishments for different levels of the same crime, for example manslaughter ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

I don't really get this turn 4 thing. The argument seem to be, as Vettel stated, I get my nose in front, I'm entitled to the corner. So basically, no need to complete a pass, just put your nose in front there, then the other driver has to brake in a very fast corner, and let you through ? No. The a...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sun Jul 10, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

So another Austrian Grand Prix where a Red Bull got punted by a Mercedes at turn 4! https://preview.redd.it/h0k42fjbvol71.png?auto=webp&s=656cef85df6676a60eb258872cc1f836d8731716 Also Ferrari finally got their strategy right, but it seems they can't get the reliability in check with Sainz's PU e...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline buildings
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Airline buildings

Does United's HQ count? They lease 20 floors in the Willis Tower, formerly the world's tallest building.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jul 07, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World’s Thinnest Watch
Replies: 32
Views: 1236

Re: World’s Thinnest Watch

It looks cheap, and that's not good for a $1.9 million watch!

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

The championship is still open, as we're only reaching the halfway point. The chance of Verstappen losing point is still very high (as we've seen last season), especially since Red Bull's reliability is still iffy. I wish I could agree, but I can't. IMO it would take something quite unexpected for ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

The championship is still open, as we're only reaching the halfway point. The chance of Verstappen losing point is still very high (as we've seen last season), especially since Red Bull's reliability is still iffy. I for one appreciate the lack of team orders from Ferrari, because both drivers are s...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Comprehensive KidZania aircraft list
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Comprehensive KidZania aircraft list

Kidzania Kuala Lumpur also has an ex-AirAsia 737-300, but not sure which though. Originally I thought it was PK-AWU, but it wasn't the case. But it has to be scrapped prior to 2011 because that's the date it was slotted into Kidzania KL.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 05, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 20522

Re: The status of the Airbus A380 fleet worldwide

Slots? Was there a restriction on the number of seat for Malaysia-Australia in the bilateral? MH counted D7 and ran 3 daily A333s up from 2. They needed / daily to connect Europe properly in the morning and evening. Perhaps an A380 on 1 flight plus an A333 on a second instead of 3 daily to compete ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jul 05, 2022 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 Fleet Tracking Thread
Replies: 118
Views: 20522

Re: The status of the Airbus A380 fleet worldwide

ZK-NBT wrote:
MH never had the routes outside LHR, should never have brought them.


Actually the original plan was to put the A380 on the Kangaroo route, SYD-KUL-LHR. Thanks to AirAsia X stealing slots from MH in SYD, they couldn't do so because of bilateral constraints.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VR headset users here?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: VR headset users here?

I used an Oculus Quest 2 for FS2020, and it was nice but a little dissapointing for me. The game lagged a lot and the pairing process was extremely complex. Not to mention I couldn't use the VR controllers and I got really really bad migraines. Ended up having to return the headset because I was go...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL Offers $10,000 Each For 8 Volunteers To Leave Overbooked GRR-MSP Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 3818

Re: DL Offers $10,000 Each For 8 Volunteers To Leave Overbooked GRR-MSP Flight

They actually gave money and not flight credits? Wow, they definitely wanted to bump people.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How about a leg-up for the humble turboprop?
Replies: 42
Views: 5834

Re: HOw about a leg-up for the humble turboprop?

Doesn't turboprops produce more emissions per passenger than jets?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old TWA documentary re-released in high quaity
Replies: 16
Views: 3362

Re: Old TWA documentary re-released in high quaity

a320fan wrote:
Not sure I would call 360p high quality, it’s almost the lowest video resolution YouTube offers.


It's still higher quality than your average VHS.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Was thinking about this. Who is worse? Mick or Latifi. It's well known that Oscar Piastri is likely going to sign with Williams for 2023 and Williams might take a Renault Power Unit next year. I am curious if Haas would take on Latifi who is a pay driver and his dad could bring money to Haas. Mick ...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jun 15, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 486
Views: 96425

Re: AirAsia X News and Discussion Thread

How are they going to return to London with their current Malaysian fleet being only A330-300s? Assuming they will need to transfer the A330-900neos from Thailand? While it's great to have competition in the market, I am very dubious given they haven't even named which airport they will be flying t...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speedtapefilms Awesome YouTube channel with Cargo Conversion/Ferry Flight Documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Speedtapefilms Awesome YouTube channel with Cargo Conversion/Ferry Flight Documentary

There is a fairly new YouTube channel. This guy is a legit pilot. He is doing a film on cargo conversions. He also has a documentary on ferrying Lion Air 737’s to the USA. I believe these are the DL ones. He flew a fleet of 11 aircraft from various places Jakarta, Alice Springs to Opa Locka. My new...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Tue Jun 14, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM Latest to jump on Premium Economy bandwagon
Replies: 17
Views: 3346

Re: KLM Latest to jump on Premium Economy bandwagon

You know, the seats they're using wouldn't be out of place if used as a Business class seat circa early 2000s.

Amazing how the progress has been in terms of cabin amenities.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

Max won by 21 seconds at the end though. A 3 vs 5 second pitstop doesn't explain that gap. This coming from a Merc fanboy who would love RedBull to be implicated in a scandal like Ferrari got into in 2019. Granted I don't think they are cheating at all. True, but it just doesn't make sense that Che...

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 95
Views: 5846

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

889091 wrote:
In the opening credits, they retained the same Don Simpson / Jerry Bruckheimer Production, which I found very appropriate for a sequel.


Indeed, it serves a dual purpose - as a callback to the first movie, and a quiet tribute to Don Simpson.

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by TheFlyingDisk
Mon Jun 13, 2022 1:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 28759

Re: 2022 F1 Season News and Discussion Thread

StarAC17 wrote:
- A flawless day for RedBull with yet another 1-2 and Max was just flying. No team orders needed here he was faster and won by 20 seconds.


Not to sure about this though. That first pitstop for Checo looked a bit suspicious to me, to be honest. An extra 2 seconds stationary compared to Max?

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by TheFlyingDisk
Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Freighters
Replies: 12
Views: 3803

Re: 737NG Freighters

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plan ... -29052.htm

Edit - sorry, this is the current 738F they have.
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MEA-707 wrote:
9M-? 3374 737-86N World Cargo Airlines, already delivered but Malay regi not yet known


9M-WCA - https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plan ... -29052.htm

Edit - sorry, this is the current 738F they have.

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