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by bennett123
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2021
Replies: 203
Views: 54210

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

G-BYGA seen at Kemble today, now over by Rapid Racking. Not sure why it has been moved from the scrapping area.

Also the wingless TF-AAC had the rear fuselage and tail crunched today. Doubtless the rest will follow soon.

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by bennett123
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 51529

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

EC-MFA seen wingless at Kemble 04/11/2021.

Now gone, apparently scrapped last week.

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by bennett123
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2021
Replies: 140
Views: 51529

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

I presume 3B-NBL currently on the way to the US as MAU6 is for scrap? planespotters.net now shows that it was retired and stored at MZJ on the 23rd. As 3B-NBL is only 12 years old, I don't think that it will be scrapped yet, but rather go into storage. Typically, A330-200s are only scrapped when th...

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by bennett123
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021
Replies: 44
Views: 5290

Re: Regional UK Airlines - Thread 2021

I wonder if there is a chance one day for virgin to dabble in the domestic market again? I could see something limited between the larger cities work. Maybe it could provide some feed for their usual service? Almost no chance. They tried twice in recent years. Little Red ended in misery, making eno...

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by bennett123
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The falsification of economic news that is India.
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: The falsification of economic news that is India.

Firstly anyone without Internet access is barred.

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by bennett123
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital
Replies: 68
Views: 8303

Re: Southwest Employee assaulted, taken to hospital

When we were children, we did what our parents told us to do, particularly when we 'out'.

Now those children who were allowed to run wild are 'adults'.

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by bennett123
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 948
Views: 151997

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration

Many of the recent posts ignore the minor point that Flybe was not a US corporation. Therefore Chpt 11 is irrelevant. Given the legal shenanigans over the last couple of years, I doubt that I would book with them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flybe Essentially they risk undermining other firms who ...

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by bennett123
Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End for Kenya’s Classic Airliners? Kenya auctioning derelict planes.
Replies: 13
Views: 3622

Re: The End for Keny's Classic Airliners?

The B707 was DBR in 2009, since then it is likely that no maintenance has been done.

Given that this is not Mojave, I suspect that it is only the 'rust' holding it together.

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by bennett123
Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane
Replies: 27
Views: 5433

Re: Startup plans to electrify BAe146 plane

The other reason why this will never be more than a test vehicle, (apart from production ending in 2002) is that there are 3 families;

BAE146 221
BAE ARJ 166
BAE RJX 3

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by bennett123
Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru
Replies: 54
Views: 2419

Re: ‘Pull forward and wait’ at the drive thru

As I understand it, they don't know what you want until the first window. You then drive forward 5-10 M taking a few seconds and the food is ready. This requires them to pre cook which is going to mean more waste as no one knows who will drop in and what they will order. The alternative is food bein...

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by bennett123
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 608
Views: 154103

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

Heads up VCVSpotter: A former Jet Airways 77W on the inbound straight out of AMS after a long storage sleep. https://www.flightradar24.com/N377CL/298f3965 Yup! I'm in San Diego for the next 4 (hopefully 3) years for college, so I'll only be able to get out to VCV on the weekends and/or major holida...

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by bennett123
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 205
Views: 48614

Re: British Airways Fleet Thread - 2021

https://cardiffstathan.blogspot.com/p/airliners-st-athan.html G-EUPA A319 British Airways G-EUPB A319 British Airways G-EUPC A319 British Airways G-EUPF A319 British Airways G-EUPH A319 British Airways G-ZZZA B772 British Airways G-ZZZB B772 British Airways Stored A319 and B777 at St Athan

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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: 203
Views: 54210

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: 203
Views: 54210

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: 36
Views: 2889

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: 203
Views: 54210

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: 69
Views: 8019

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: 4628

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: 1186

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: 203
Views: 54210

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: 1095

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: 189874

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: 96
Views: 24882

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: 43711

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: 2023

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: 96
Views: 24882

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: 189874

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: 14072

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: 43711

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: 43711

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: 1714

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: 2036
Views: 493308

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: 189874

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: 8628

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: 189874

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: 43711

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: 998

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: 203
Views: 54210

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: 203
Views: 54210

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: 43711

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: 189874

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: 43711

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: 189874

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: 189874

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: 140
Views: 51529

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: 203
Views: 54210

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: 43711

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: 189874

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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