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by MarcoB2
Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tuninter Turboprop Down Off The Coast Of Sicilly
Replies: 99
Views: 15281

Tuninter Turboprop Down Off The Coast Of Sicilly

Seems that nobody perished in the accident

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by MarcoB2
Sat Aug 06, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tuninter Turboprop Down Off The Coast Of Sicilly
Replies: 99
Views: 15281

Tuninter Turboprop Down Off The Coast Of Sicilly

2 passengers were seen swimming and trying to get on the wing.
The ATR is still floatng on the water and rescues arrived just now.
The pilot made a request for an emergency landing to Punta Raisi in Palermo.

Marco.

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by MarcoB2
Wed Dec 22, 2004 1:59 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Proper 747 Takeoff For FS 2004
Replies: 1
Views: 9500

RE: Proper 747 Takeoff For FS 2004

Bwood, you brought up an issue that is very important to me: how realistic a take off is. I had the same concern. Whenever I used to take-off with an airliner I always saw an exaggeration in the power of the plane. With a 747 I could lift it in less than 15 sec which is not realistic even if you hav...

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by MarcoB2
Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:54 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Weird Clouds Over North Pole!
Replies: 24
Views: 5912

RE: Weird Clouds Over North Pole!

It is a phenomena caused by the magnetic field that exist between the Noth and South Pole. This phenomena exist in any type of magnet you have home or you use for haning things on the fridge, etc... All the magnets have a North and South pole and the Earth too. This phenomena is more visible closer ...

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by MarcoB2
Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Help! With Auto Pilot In FS9
Replies: 6
Views: 10851

RE: Help! With Auto Pilot In FS9

I had a similar problem once. I had an ILS approach with autopilot with a B747-400, and then I taxied at the end of the rwy and took off another time. Well, I mistakenly turned off the auto-throttle thinking that I was disactivating the autopilot. So the autopilot was still on, set for the ILS appro...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Simulator Ride: What To Do
Replies: 21
Views: 5012

RE: Simulator Ride: What To Do

Mhsieh, can you tell me how much 1-hr <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 simulation is? I have always had this dream!! Good luck...and I suggest you to try landing in San Diego if you can. It's a cool approach I think. I remember that I passed hours on the hill of the residential area r...

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by MarcoB2
Tue Nov 23, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama To MEX (from FCO And MXP)
Replies: 11
Views: 5517

RE: Blue Panorama To MEX (from FCO And MXP)

And looks like Blue Panorama is interested to acquire Volare!!

If they have enough assests to cover the long-term liabilities, I am sure it's a really good deal!!!

If I don't mistake Blue Panorama (after the acquisition) should become the 3rd largest Italian carrier.

Marco.

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by MarcoB2
Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $3.000 Billion Savings Eliminating Paper Tickets
Replies: 22
Views: 3127

RE: $3.000 Billion Savings Eliminating Paper Tickets

I am sure it's gonna help to lower down the expenses!

But hey! $9 per ticket is not possible man! It's way too much!
Unless airlines have to pay some crazy taxes and fees for each ticket, but I might be wrong as well!

Marco.

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by MarcoB2
Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 47 Die In Airliner Crash In China
Replies: 71
Views: 17387

RE: 47 Die In Airliner Crash In China

Airbus_A340, you are missing the point: <b>"so far no evidence indicates the crash was caused by man-made factors."</b> It means that it seems like the crash might have been caused by technical or other problems but not from the error of a pilot or from people that could have caused such an accident...

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by MarcoB2
Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 47 Die In Airliner Crash In China
Replies: 71
Views: 17387

RE: 47 Die In Airliner Crash In China

Xinhua agency website is reporting the news that no man-made factor was found as cause of the plane crash! I can't imagine what a hell of a time it must be for the Technical Director of Bombardier. I really hope the cause isn't related to them though! It would be sad if it had to be grounded forever...

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by MarcoB2
Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 47 Die In Airliner Crash In China
Replies: 71
Views: 17387

RE: 47 Die In Airliner Crash In China

Does anybody know the departing and destiantion airports?

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by MarcoB2
Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 47 Die In Airliner Crash In China
Replies: 71
Views: 17387

47 Die In Airliner Crash In China

I just read the news from "Corriere della Sera" web site. Anybody can confirm?? <a href="http://www.corriere.it/ultima_ora/agrnews.jsp?id={A01E5A07-9D83-4287-80CD-C07073272D39}" target=_blank>http://www.corriere.it/ultima_ora/agrnews.jsp?id={A01E5A07-9D83-4287-80CD-C07073272D39}</a> "An airplane wit...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China To Invest $2.3bn
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

RE: Air China To Invest $2.3bn

I am not sure what type of airplanes they are looking for. However, as we all know, China is under a huge development, and I am sure in the next years the number of flights inside the country will increase so much to be a great source for increasing their revenues. Therefore, I am assuming they'll i...

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by MarcoB2
Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China To Invest $2.3bn
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Air China To Invest $2.3bn

Financial Times reported today that Air China (China's int'l largest carrier) is preparing an IPO for next month to invest $2.3bn between new aircrafts and building a new airport terminal at Beijing airport. They plan on buying 46 new aircrafts by 2006. Looks like there is still someone who doesn't ...

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by MarcoB2
Sat Nov 13, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Check This Crazy Video!
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

RE: Check This Crazy Video!

And guys....don't be shy!!

Share what you think!  Big thumbs up

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by MarcoB2
Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Check This Crazy Video!
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Check This Crazy Video!

Ladies and gentlemen,

http://www.mikeskaggs.com

***Quicktime required*** To see the video you will have to scroll the page half way down and........enjoy.

-Marco-

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by MarcoB2
Sat Nov 13, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Minister Caught Urinating On Active Runway
Replies: 31
Views: 9076

RE: Indian Minister Caught Urinating On Active Runway

I am wondering how he got through with that crosswind!!!  Big thumbs up

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by MarcoB2
Thu Nov 11, 2004 5:41 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS2004 Flap Setting
Replies: 7
Views: 3419

RE: FS2004 Flap Setting

It's supposed to be 10'. How long does it take for you to get off the runway? Keep in mind that in real world a fully loaded B747-400 from the moment that it applies full thrust to the moment that it gets off the runway it takes even more than 50 sec. For a very empty B767 it can take only 15 sec. S...

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by MarcoB2
Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Crash Near San Diego Kills Five
Replies: 2
Views: 3841

Jet Crash Near San Diego Kills Five

I know there have been too many "breaking news" lately about crashes that didn't have the need to be reported. However, this is about a jet that took off from a San Diego airport and crashed somewhere on the US-Mexican border. Here the story on fox news: <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,...

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by MarcoB2
Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Long Haul To La Guardia?
Replies: 6
Views: 3377

Any Long Haul To La Guardia?

Hi all, I was wondering if anybody knows about intercontinental flights from/to La Guardia. I know it's mostly for shorter flights inside the US, but a friend of mine told me about a trip with a <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>/<acronym title="Venice ...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Oct 22, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Over Manhattan
Replies: 10
Views: 3817

RE: Airliners Over Manhattan

>>>But how would potentially changing the flight paths to/from an airport have made a difference? Not in that case, I just wrote that to remind you that we don't have to think only about terrorits who break into the cockpit, but also to some possible pilots that (like in the Egyptian example) decide...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Over Manhattan
Replies: 10
Views: 3817

RE: Airliners Over Manhattan

Ssides, you are absolutely right. Cockpits are now much more secure. But do you remember an Egyptian pilot deliberately crashed it's Egypt Air airplane in the Ocean 30 min after taking off from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acr...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Over Manhattan
Replies: 10
Views: 3817

RE: Airliners Over Manhattan

Ltbewr, you are right saying that no B777 fly that route. However, I see several B767 and B757 every hour. I don't think we have to feel so secure about it. I know the planes are constantly monitored, but as you said, when you are up there you feel like touching the buildings. Hopefully nothing will...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners Over Manhattan
Replies: 10
Views: 3817

Airliners Over Manhattan

Hi all, I am a university student in New York City, and every single time I rise my eyes to the sky I can see a line of airliners over the west side of Manhattan going from south to north at approach speed. Then, over the Bronx they make a large 180' turn to the right to line up with 22RWY at La Gua...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia To Buy Boeing, Embraer Planes
Replies: 74
Views: 11101

RE: Alitalia To Buy Boeing, Embraer Planes

Officially 2,500 were the job cuts. However the gov't is trying to do everything to cut 5,000. I don't know if they will, but that's what the gov't wants. The diversity in number of airplane models has NOTHING to do with the size of an airline. And yes, the Italian gov't will decrease its partecipat...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia To Buy Boeing, Embraer Planes
Replies: 74
Views: 11101

RE: Alitalia To Buy Boeing, Embraer Planes

Alright, that's it. You think you are funny, but your brain is too small to show you what's inside your country. 1) You spoke about Parmalat? What about Emron's scandal that in proprtion was a much bigger shame? 2)And do not even get into other countries politics. What does Berlusconi metter in this...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia To Buy Boeing, Embraer Planes
Replies: 74
Views: 11101

RE: Alitalia To Buy Boeing, Embraer Planes

You know what Rlwynn?
I have a stong will to reply to your post with something that would make you hurt as much as you hurted me.
But I am Italian, and I will control myself.

Marco.

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by MarcoB2
Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia To Buy Boeing, Embraer Planes
Replies: 74
Views: 11101

RE: Alitalia To Buy Boeing, Embraer Planes

If <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> is buying airplanes, that means that there's got to be a reason. I don't think the CEO decides to buy whatever and whenever he wants, right? So, I am assuming that this airline, although it's in deep financial troubles, is positive and optimistic abo...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Sep 17, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia To Buy Boeing, Embraer Planes
Replies: 74
Views: 11101

RE: Alitalia To Buy Boeing, Embraer Planes

"Arent the Italians just wonderful... It's amazing how the laws of economics just dont apply down there." Dear BestWestern, since you are making things up about Italians (that do not even follow the rules of this forum), I feel in need to reply to such a stupid statement that you made without follow...

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by MarcoB2
Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Spotting Trip Part 2: MXP-MAD-PMI On AZ + AB
Replies: 21
Views: 5669

RE: Spotting Trip Part 2: MXP-MAD-PMI On AZ + AB

Frederic, on <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> are you sure you were saying "Good Afternoon" at loud voice? They maybe didn't hear you! Or you might have picked up the wrong crew. Even thou Alitalia isn't going too well, I've always found the crew the most warm and friendly than all of ...

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by MarcoB2
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SR-71 Blackbird.
Replies: 43
Views: 8019

RE: SR-71 Blackbird.

One is stored at the beautiful Air Force Museum in Layton by Salt Lake City. It's there with a B-52 and many other main actors of the wars.

An other one is in Manhattan!!

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by MarcoB2
Tue Aug 24, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: American B2 24hrs Non-stop Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 6000

RE: American B2 24hrs Non-stop Flight

I am sure there aren't B2 facilities housed in Italy as in any other country besides, of course, US.

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by MarcoB2
Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: American B2 24hrs Non-stop Flight
Replies: 23
Views: 6000

American B2 24hrs Non-stop Flight

Hi all, I am asking you guys if you can confirm what I read some months ago somewhere about a US <acronym title="Belavia (Belarus)">B2</acronym> bombing in Baghdad: I read that a <acronym title="Belavia (Belarus)">B2</acronym> took off somewhere on the East Coast (should be N. Carolina), flew all th...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Aug 13, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Please Identify My Alitalia Meal
Replies: 54
Views: 7169

RE: Please Identify My Alitalia Meal

Starlionblue, as an Italian I have to admit you know about our cousine very well. Salsa is an Italian word as sugo. Your explanation was correct! I think it's interesting how popular this topic got for a simple piece of cheese (or whatever that was). By the way, knowing <acronym title="Alitalia (Ita...

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by MarcoB2
Fri Aug 13, 2004 2:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Please Identify My Alitalia Meal
Replies: 54
Views: 7169

RE: Please Identify My Alitalia Meal

Grazie Matt777. Avrò da divertirmi su A.net

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by MarcoB2
Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Please Identify My Alitalia Meal
Replies: 54
Views: 7169

RE: Please Identify My Alitalia Meal

If it's "Made in Italy" it got to be super!!!

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by MarcoB2
Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italians Demanding BA&LH Raise Fares
Replies: 73
Views: 6553

RE: Italians Demanding BA&LH Raise Fares

Hey guys, apparently many of you don't even know 100% of the story, so before pointing the finger against Alitalia and the Italian government, you should know a little better what happened not just in the past couple days but also in the past years between Alitalia and British Airways. It's true tha...

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