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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: 44
Views: 3437

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: 216
Views: 47937

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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by bennett123
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 52
Views: 2263

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Fact is if the local troops can't or won't stand against the Taliban, then what is the point of having foreign boots on the ground.

Besides if the Taliban can get men to fight, but the government in Kabul cannot, then who the legitimate government?.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1711
Views: 408491

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

A completely new fleet.

That will cost a packet.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walking tour of Baghdad
Replies: 13
Views: 1112

Re: Walking tour of Baghdad

It looks a lot better than I expected.

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building
Replies: 1075
Views: 61996

Re: Pro-Trump Riot in US Capital Building

The amazing thing about Trump is that he chooses some 'incredible' candidate. Six months later, he sacks them 'because they are useless'.

No one seems to wonder why 'the greatest President in this or any other Universe' keeps picking useless candidates.

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gallup Poll Results: Republicans' Confidence In Science Down 27 Points Since 1975
Replies: 28
Views: 1718

Re: Gallup Poll Results: Republicans' Confidence In Science Down 27 Points Since 1975

Also mid-spring 2020 - Get ready for the "H-word." Yup, Hydroxychloroquine makes its way into the headlines after Trump touts it as a potential cure. Again, that which Trump supports must be evil. So the media and our institutions militarize against Hydroxychloroquine. Everyone pretends T...

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by bennett123
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1711
Views: 408491

Re: Updated ITA/Alitalia News and Discussion Thread

IIRC, the A319, A320 and A321 are on the same type rating. What about the A330?.

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by bennett123
Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wildfires in the Western United States
Replies: 36
Views: 1406

Re: Wildfires in the Western United States

Some people seem to be desperately looking for some explanation apart from climate change.

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by bennett123
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 348
Views: 38687

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

One poster thinks that every old ship should be converted to a hotel or museum. Fact is that if enough customers would pay to stay or visit, then it would happen. Clearly that is not the world as we know it. The plan for Albatros was a boutique hotel along the lines of the MS Bore or MV Doulos. I w...

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR
Replies: 115
Views: 32599

Re: BA 787-8 Nosewheel collapse at LHR

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20050806-0

I thought this issue sounded familiar.

Only in that case it was a FQI. Due to poor design, you could fit the FQI for an ATR42 onto an ATR72.
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https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 20050806-0

I thought this issue sounded familiar.

Only in that case it was a FQI. Due to poor design, you could fit the FQI for an ATR42 onto an ATR72.

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 65016

Re: TAP Portugal News and Discussion Thread

TAP new CEO announced: Christine Ourmieres-Widener https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/airlines-lessors/former-flybe-head-become-tap-portugal-ceo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Ourmi%C3%A8res-Widener Ex CEO of Cityjet, (who ceased scheduled operations), ex CEO of Flybe (who ceased opera...

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue comes under fire with authorities in the Dominican Republic
Replies: 18
Views: 5955

Re: Jetblue comes under fire with authorities in the Dominican Republic

Here is video of the Dominican journalist Consuelo Despradel being removed from the flight by a Port Authority Police officer, as well as others leaving the aircraft with her. There is not really enough information to go by, but she was not removed in handcuffs and no charges were filed against her...

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3751

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Are you saying the embargo is having no impact. No. I believe Airworthy99 is saying that they want freedom (e.g. entrepreneurship; travel; ownership, such as: cars; real estate; etc.) The embargo has been around since 1963 and was placed into effect because of the Cuban missile crises. President Ke...

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021
Replies: 348
Views: 38687

Re: Cruise Ship/Ocean Liner Thread -2021

One poster thinks that every old ship should be converted to a hotel or museum.

Fact is that if enough customers would pay to stay or visit, then it would happen.

Clearly that is not the world as we know it.

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by bennett123
Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minimum seat pitch
Replies: 31
Views: 4748

Re: Minimum seat pitch

Personally, I could go down to 27", but I am only 5'7". How someone 6' would cope I don't know. There is also the DVT issue on longer flights.

Something I find a bigger problem is width. As people get bigger, this will also be a problem.

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by bennett123
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses
Replies: 124
Views: 5880

Re: Jetblue allows Male FAs to wear dresses

Who cares what people care… the issue comes when you don’t know what to call someone. My daughter is 5, when she doesn’t know what to call someone (another 5year old she just met at the park) she just asks them, if you can’t grasp that same concept that a 5 year old does then I would suggest you sh...

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by bennett123
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press
Replies: 120
Views: 5926

Re: Naomi Osaka won't talk to press

Perhaps athletes need to be a bit smarter in dealing with these people; For example if the journo criticizes there performance say 'I will book a court and you can show me how it's done' if the journo declines say 'I promise to be gentle'. Make the journo the joke. They will soon back off. Also athl...

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer
Replies: 21
Views: 921

Re: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer

My understanding is that he has not been charged, let alone convicted.

Seems to me that people are very quick to throw this guy under a bus.

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1891

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

Which is why the transition should have been a lot slower than it was, it happened too quickly. The problem is that the transition was forced, and that without that pressure there would have been no transition. Then they have to accept the country they have today. You say there should have been a s...

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 6738

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

There are millions of people who have no right to vote.why is 30 miles so hard? Some people walk half that every day to get water. Why is it always the governments’s fault and not the voter? I’m not saying I agree with the rules… but they are there. Or will be… make an effort to vote. If you don’t ...

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1891

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

Surely the lack of competent, educated black people is the legacy of Apartheid. Keeping the majority population uneducated was hardly accidental. Also looking at the experience of Venezuela quoted by parl13del, people supporting a liberator is largely an indictment of the previous regime. Which is ...

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3751

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

Are you saying the embargo is having no impact.

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 6738

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

That's not what Democrats want. They want to recruit apathetic citizens who don't follow the issues and have no interest in voting and present them with a voter registration form and completed ballot with a checkmark next to all the Ds. More lies from the GOP that continues to restrict polling loca...

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3751

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

If the US scrapped their sanctions, then the reasons for Cuba's problems would be much clearer.

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 14th of July
Replies: 59
Views: 5928

Re: FT: EU plans tax on aviation fuel - to be announced on 16th of July

Why would you need to split the business because of the tax? One does not need to split the business, the reason why "international" carriers not domiciled in the EU may have an advantage is because those in the EU may try to minimize the effect of the tax by spreading the increase cost a...

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary
Replies: 102
Views: 6738

Re: Texas House Republicans vote to track down absent Democrats and arrest them if necessary

One point that perhaps someone in the US can explain. Apparently, it is quite normal to queue for hours to vote. Why is this, surely if you have sufficient polling booths it should be a five minute job. The other point is about voter ID. In the UK you get voting cards posted to you. You then take yo...

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by bennett123
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration
Replies: 37
Views: 1891

Re: Chaos In South Africa Following Zuma's Incarceration

Surely the lack of competent, educated black people is the legacy of Apartheid. Keeping the majority population uneducated was hardly accidental.

Also looking at the experience of Venezuela quoted by parl13del, people supporting a liberator is largely an indictment of the previous regime.

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by bennett123
Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 2900

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

Would be interesting to hear more about the role of the Canadian Government and wider society in all of this.

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by bennett123
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wide spread protests in Cuba
Replies: 77
Views: 3751

Re: Wide spread protests in Cuba

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Cuba_(1902%E2%80%931959) Cuba did not go Communist in a vacuum, After being a Spanish colony, it became a US protectorate followed by the Batista dictatorship. Faced with Batista and the Mob, Castro would have seemed a definite step in the right direction. I...

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Verde Gov't seizes Cabo Verde Airlines 757 in dispute with Loftleidir Icelandic
Replies: 16
Views: 6776

Re: Cape Verde Gov't seizes Cabo Verde Airlines 757 in dispute with Loftleidir Icelandic

Now they have this aircraft, where can they fly it to with Loftleidir going to court and having it impounded again?.

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by bennett123
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 38958

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

The difference is that the Stobart service is a known quantity, the Emerald service is not.

If Emerald provide a poor service, it will reflect on EI.

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by bennett123
Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KL589 AMS-ACC diverted to PMI 10 July 21
Replies: 8
Views: 2297

Re: What is going on with KL589?

I think some conclusions can be drawn; 1. If it was a crisis, then a landing at Algiers would have been attempted. Algeria would hardly be the first choice, but the runways are more than adequate at 11,400feet. Ibiza, Murcia and Alicante are all over 9,000 feet as well. 2. The aircraft remained at a...

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by bennett123
Fri Jul 09, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-3 crashed in Colombia July 8, 2021
Replies: 38
Views: 7763

Re: DC-3 crashed in Colombia July 8, 2021

Reported image of the plane that is circulating. Found in a twitter thread. Translated This photo is circulating and we need to know who took it to indicate coordinates because the rescuers or the air force know where the plane is • help us find who took this photo https://twitter.com/i/status/1413...

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by bennett123
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 38958

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

Interesting that Exeter Aerospace has all these approvals, but not it's own website. https://dublinaerospace.com/exeter-aerospace-approvals The only ATR seen at EXT is EI-GPO owned by Commuter Aircraft Leasing. https://www.iaa.ie/commercial-aviation/aircraft-registration-2/latest-register-and-monthl...

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by bennett123
Sun Jul 04, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 439
Views: 103797

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

How do you know?.

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by bennett123
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 770
Views: 93489

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2021

The situation will become somewhat clearer when they say what those restrictions are.

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by bennett123
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malaysian A380 at LHR 22/04/2017
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Malaysian A380 at LHR 22/04/2017

Hi,

I am trying to confirm the reg of this aircraft.

MTIA

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by bennett123
Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 371
Views: 87167

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Must say the media people are pretty good, no really dumb questions.

So there is no sign of smoke or fire.

If the pilot was on debris or in a cargo net then presumably the fuselage must have been broken. By the sound of things it was broken behind the wing.

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation
Replies: 22
Views: 3407

Re: Republicans Block Bipartisan Capital Riot Investigation

Time for people to decide where they stand, country or party.

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1680
Views: 244866

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

Would the Fed Ex MD-10’s possibly be purchased by a cargo operator? Being that they are already converted and have a modern flight deck. Some of the MD-10’s were only flow 10 years after being converted. Maybe actually. The MD-10 has CF-6 engines, so commonality with the 767/MD-11/747-400 means tha...

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by bennett123
Thu Jul 01, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 2900

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

What was the Canadian Government doing when this was happening?.

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 1979

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

If they can pull this stunt on him, then they can pull tis stunt on you.

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by bennett123
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned
Replies: 27
Views: 1979

Re: Bill Cosby to be released from prison. Conviction overturned

Reading the OP, it doesn't sound as if the agreement was made because they didn't have enough to convict. 'A written agreement by the previous Montgomery County prosecutor, Bruce Castor, said that he would not criminally prosecute Cosby in the Constand case. Castor testified that while he was distri...

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by bennett123
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine
Replies: 104
Views: 8001

Re: My Doctor Tried To Talk Me Out Of Getting A COVID Vaccine

I don’t see why you should change your GP. I do find it strange that she is against your mother and grandmother being vaccinated, but simply being against the vaccination doesn’t make you some kind of wingnut. I have quite a few respectable friends who work as doctors or in the pharmaceutical indus...

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