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by bennett123
Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 41941

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

jimmy9irons wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
G-BYGB
G-BYGE
G-BYGF
G-CIVJ
G-CIVL
G-CIVO

Gone so far at Kemble.

Does that only leave 3 BA 747s left to be scrapped at Kemble and 1 Air Atlanta?


Scrapping area

TF-AAC
G-BYGA

Rapid Racking

G-MKGA (200F)
TF-AAH (Saudia)
G-CIVN
F-GTUI (Corsair)
TF-AAD (Saudia)


Preserved Northside

G-CIVD

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 41941

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

G-BYGB
G-BYGE
G-BYGF
G-CIVJ
G-CIVL
G-CIVO

Gone so far at Kemble.

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Volcanic eruption on La Palma, Canary Islands

Looks like a balasmic eruption with lava flows but I am sure many but this volcano is a tsunami threat to the US Eastern Seaboard. Thankfully these type of eruptions don't often cause land collapses. https://en.as.com/en/2021/09/19/latest_news/1632069096_343081.html If the collapse was on the weste...

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 41941

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

Went past Kemble today.

G-BYGA is now in the scrapping area and TF-AAC is now missing the outer wing panels.

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft
Replies: 30
Views: 3774

Re: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft

I had not realised that the KC46 was STILL not fully operational.

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by bennett123
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What happened to Denver?
Replies: 76
Views: 4189

Re: What happened to Denver?

One way of avoiding the issue is to show other cities in the world. The top ten cities in the US with homelessness are all ruled by the same political party. If that's not coincidence I don't know what it is. What do they have in common? I know you said the weather in CA is great, how about the wea...

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by bennett123
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thinks he is 007
Replies: 8
Views: 1123

Thinks he is 007

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-b ... m-58479017

Having seen James Bond in Octopussy, he decided to try it for himself.
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-b ... m-58479017

Having seen James Bond in Octopussy, he decided to try it for himself.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 41941

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

Went to Kemble today.

TF-AAC is now in the scrapping area.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Bart Simpson' prank pulled on school board meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: 'Bart Simpson' prank pulled on school board meeting

Some people really DO have very strange names.

For example, how do you pronounce Mistry or Karzai?.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187304

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news The image shows an A310 of Ariana. I think it is YA-CAV which was parked earlier this year. According to planespotters, the other A310 YA-CAQ has been parked since 2017. However, I can find no recent pictures of it. Does anyone know if it has bee...

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo
Replies: 70
Views: 18667

Re: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo

What are the normal LF for the two airlines?.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

If these changes are what the Afghan people wanted, how did the Taliban just walk in and take over?.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy
Replies: 34
Views: 1930

Re: New Jeopardy host in Jeopardy

Suppose the problem comes when everyone has made some dumb comment twenty years ago.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo
Replies: 70
Views: 18667

Re: Update: Jet2 orders 36 Airbus A321neo

https://www.airfleets.net/ageflotte/Jet2.htm

I imagine the first aircraft replaced will be the B757.
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https://www.airfleets.net/ageflotte/Jet2.htm

I imagine the first aircraft replaced will be the B757.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187304

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newshttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news The image shows an A310 of Ariana. I think it is YA-CAV which was parked earlier this year. According to planespotters, the other A310 YA-CAQ has been parked since 2017. However, I can find no recent pictures of it. Does anyone know if it has been...

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prestwick Airport put up for sale
Replies: 52
Views: 13968

Re: Prestwick Airport put up for sale

The sale of the airport may fall through. https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/new-doubts-over-planned-sale-of-scottish-government-owned-prestwick-airport-3363108 New doubts about the sale of Scottish Government-owned Prestwick Airport have been raised amid speculation its preferred bidder has l...

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 29, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

At some point, western military forces will go into another country, we need to identify why this disaster happened, or we will repeat it. There are many reasons, but a big part of it was refusing to ackowledge what was actually happening on the ground. I liked this piece very much, it's a longish ...

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

IMO, one big issue is being overlooked. The US/UK and others were in Afghanistan for 20 years. A substancial and comparatively well equipped Afghan National Army was created. As soon as the western military left, it fell apart. At some point, western military forces will go into another country, we ...

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi
Replies: 25
Views: 1629

Re: USA proposed its most expensive Embassy ever in Hanoi

A fairly standard glass box building.

Just a very large one.

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1808
Views: 439773

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

I suspect that 'new' Alitalia will be 'old' Alitalia having dumped it's debts.

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by bennett123
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187304

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

The Kam Air A340 is going south again. https://www.flightradar24.com/KMF4447/28ef4d38 C17 unmarked, going north west https://www.flightradar24.com/NAG27XZ/28ef68ba Ahead of the C17 over Turkmenistan is the Egypt Air whatever! https://www.flightradar24.com/NAG27XZ/28ef68ba KC 130, slightly north of ...

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by bennett123
Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kam Air A340s
Replies: 20
Views: 8530

Re: Kam Air A340s

I have noticed that the A340s belonging to Kam Air have their doors and emergency exit doors left open. Is it safe to assume they are W/O? No they are not written off, YA-KME hasn't flown since January, it is stored at KBL, along with YA-KMT, and two other 737s on a taxiway away from the terminal. ...

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by bennett123
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187304

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/KMF4405/28e31967

YA-KMU is landing at Abu Dhabi

Did not go to the terminal. it is on the northside. Based on googlemaps, this area seems to be all military.
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https://www.flightradar24.com/KMF4405/28e31967

YA-KMU is landing at Abu Dhabi

Did not go to the terminal. it is on the northside. Based on googlemaps, this area seems to be all military.

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

IMO, the key to this whole situation is that the west has been in Afghanistan for 20 years. As soon as the West pulled out, the Taliban took over. Clearly the only way to prevent the Taliban running Afghanistan is for the West to maintain a substancial military presence forever. I see no enthusiasm ...

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ohio Rep. Mandel Grandstanding Against Military Vaccination
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: Ohio Rep. Mandel Grandstanding Against Military Vaccination

How does her religion stop her being vaccinated or wearing a face covering?.

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by bennett123
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 41941

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

Both scrapped.

G-CIVH CDT 05/2021
G-CIVY DGX 11/2020

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 41941

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

BA B747 left

G-BNLY Dunsfold
G-BYGA Kemble
G-BYGC St Athan
G-BYGD St Athan
G-BYGG St Athan
G-CIVA Tereul
G-CIVB Kemble
G-CIVN Kemble
G-CIVR Tereul
G-CIVS Tereul
G-CIVT Tereul
G-CIVW Dunsfold
G-CIVX Tereul

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

I was thinking in terms of vulnerability.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187304

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/airport/kbl/departures Still showing Kam Air flights tomorrow. Mostly internal but 1 to Taskent, and 1 to Delhi. YA-KMJ is on the move. Just taxied to the north side of the airport. Don't read into what it shows for scheduled departing/arriving. Both flightradar and fl...

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

You took away the air support. You taught them how to fight US style, which requires air support, they didn’t have any air support, game over. Surely that would have been obvious from the start. Assuming that a new Taliban govt was not the objective, what was?. A large and permanent western militar...

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187304

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/airport/kbl/departures Still showing Kam Air flights tomorrow. Mostly internal but 1 to Taskent, and 1 to Delhi. YA-KMJ is on the move. Just taxied to the north side of the airport. Don't read into what it shows for scheduled departing/arriving. Both flightradar and fl...

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187304

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/airport/kbl/departures

Still showing Kam Air flights tomorrow. Mostly internal but 1 to Taskent, and 1 to Delhi.

YA-KMJ is on the move. Just taxied to the north side of the airport.
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https://www.flightradar24.com/airport/kbl/departures

Still showing Kam Air flights tomorrow. Mostly internal but 1 to Taskent, and 1 to Delhi.

YA-KMJ is on the move. Just taxied to the north side of the airport.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021
Replies: 111
Views: 40983

Re: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021

A340 EC-MFA
A330 VP-CNW

Both being parted out at Kemble, undercarriage already removed.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 41941

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

No sign of G-CIVJ at Kemble today.

Believed scrapped.

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by bennett123
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

US failed with the amount of money and equipment they have. Afghanistan national army is in the same position as the US minus the equipment and funding. What make you think they can fight. You took away the air support. You taught them how to fight US style, which requires air support, they didn’t ...

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 187304

Re: Kabul Falls: Commercial Aircraft Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

https://www.flightradar24.com/RCH871/28cb56e2

USAF C17

https://www.flightradar24.com/airport/kbl/ground

List of aircraft on ground.

Lots with no ID. Also N510VS, N6089N and N6092Z not on FAA website.
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https://www.flightradar24.com/RCH871/28cb56e2

USAF C17

https://www.flightradar24.com/airport/kbl/ground

List of aircraft on ground.

Lots with no ID. Also N510VS, N6089N and N6092Z not on FAA website.

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by bennett123
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To scab or not to scab
Replies: 14
Views: 1289

Re: To scab or not to scab

First thing is check your contract.

No way you can make the decision without knowing all the facts.

Also if you drive beyond 10K, does that affect your contractual rights?.

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by bennett123
Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

My understanding is that the troop withdrawal was agreed by the previous Trump administration, are you saying he should have reversed it. If so, how much longer would you keep the troops in Afghanistan. Bear in mind the afghan government has an army. However, this army is apparently still unable to ...

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by bennett123
Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 812

Re: 7.2 Earthquake in Haiti

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Por ... 72.3074326

And another near the eastern end of the runway.

Any clues on ID.
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There seem to be a group of derelict aircraft here;

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Por ... 72.3074326

And another near the eastern end of the runway.

Any clues on ID.

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by bennett123
Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

As you say, if the Afghan Army is less well trained than the Taleb, that does raise further questions.

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by bennett123
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_National_Army The Afghan Army with 180,000 not only cannot push back the Taliban, they cannot even hold territory. IMO, it is clear that unless we keep troops in Afghanistan forever that the outcome is inevitable. All this talk of carpet bombing will just scatter...

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by bennett123
Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

It was long expected when the USA withdrew, it would be a total mess and the Taliban taking over. It is beginning to look like when we left Vietnam and Iran in 1978 for the USA. We have lost any credibility in Afghanistan and throughout the Islamic world, we are seen as failures and they are right....

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by bennett123
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 64
Views: 10174

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2021

Why will the council object?.

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by bennett123
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “Best” Prime Ministers the UK never had
Replies: 14
Views: 1407

Re: “Best” Prime Ministers the UK never had

I recall seeing Paddy Ashdown and asking him if he was prepared to increase income tax to fund his commitments. He said that he believed that he would not need to do so, However, if he needed to do so then he would. All I ask is a straight answer. The other two parties simply promise the earth witho...

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by bennett123
Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 41941

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

B747 G-CIVJ Outer wings removed. Fuselage broken behind wings and tail gone.

Seen at Kemble 10 August 2021.

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 42458

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

IMO, the key point in all of this is the 'government' and army are unable or unwilling to hold of the Taliban without western military support.

given that we have been there for 20 years, at what point, if ever, will this change.

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by bennett123
Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 149
Views: 41941

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021

https://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/foru ... &start=260

G-BYGB and G-BYGF now scrapped at Kemble.
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https://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/foru ... &start=260

G-BYGB and G-BYGF now scrapped at Kemble.

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by bennett123
Fri Aug 06, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southend Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 2739

Southend Airport

U2 pulled out last year, apparently, FR are going as well. It is not currently if they will return in 2022. However, most routes could be flown from the other end. https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/19498025.ryanair-close-base-southend-airport/?fbclid=IwAR1i9g_QIfai704MfUEl_VLyh8Y9rZoU7Jd69oHhc3hs8WEC...

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by bennett123
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing
Replies: 132
Views: 25329

Re: Insane Cockpit Video of 737-300 Landing

Perhaps I should apply.

I am sure I could do better.

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by bennett123
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced
Replies: 296
Views: 67780

Re: New Norwegian low-cost Norse Atlantic Airways announced

For someone in central or eastern Europe having the Europe end of a TATL might make some sense. However, for someone in western Europe much less so. First you fly east, then then you sit around, then you have a longer flight west again. This is going to add a lot of hassle and delays overall. If you...

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