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by SimProgrammer
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 513
Views: 148749

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

A.net is great at giving tomorrow's news today. The 735 went down just after 07.40 GMT. its now 11.32 and this thread announcing the accident was started 8 hours ago.

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by SimProgrammer
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing shuts down 747 jumbo jet 50 years
Replies: 1
Views: 1273

Boeing shuts down 747 jumbo jet 50 years

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -News.html

A major chapter in commercial aviation draws to a close.
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -News.html

A major chapter in commercial aviation draws to a close.

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread
Replies: 636
Views: 378879

Re: COVID-19 News and Reference Thread

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... l#comments
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Easyjet announces 4500 job losses and closing Stansted, Newcastle and Southend.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... l#comments

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by SimProgrammer
Fri May 15, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What on earth was this plane doing?
Replies: 19
Views: 8041

Re: What on earth was this plane doing?

Newark727 wrote:
Pilots for these must be chosen for their fastidiousness. All those perfectly spaced straight lines...



I worked in aerial surveys in the 80's and pilots never hands-fly the aircraft making "lawn stripes".

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by SimProgrammer
Sat May 09, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4193

Re: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?

It was August 1979 and the DC10 had Skytrain livery.

Going out to PMI was delayed 5 hours due to baggage conveyor breakdown at LGW.

The flight number was GK415 to PMI and GK416 coming back.

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by SimProgrammer
Fri May 08, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?
Replies: 17
Views: 4193

Re: Laker Airways nonstop London-Tampa?

Slightly off topic. In Summer of '79 I flew Palma 》Gatwick and boarded via airstairs at the back of the plane, I distinctively remember the words DC-10 Super 30 on the number 2 engine nacelle. On board, one of the crew remarked this is a large long-haul plane for such a short 1hr 50 minute flight. T...

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 342
Views: 59390

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

VA is recoverable, the first job any CEO worth their salt is ditch the Virgin branding.

Its credibility has been punctured, and with a fresh new image, VA has every prospect of flourishing.

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 25054

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

If they are forced rebrand as part of break with Stellios, euroJet has a nice ring to it. They could even launch it with a bunch of flights for 1€. I can even see the tagline ‘Booking with euroJet is easy....’ euroJet. I like the name! Anyone up for crowdfunding an order for a single type of 500 Ai...

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 25054

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Sorry, this is a ridiculous argument. If you are against competition, not sure I can add anything. Are you saying there should be only company in any given industry? One supermarket? Of course not. I'm all for competition. It stimulates innovation. The last 30 years VS has been BA bashing. Last mon...

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 25054

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Did you just rewrite the past 30 years of aviation history?. Sorry, I wasn’t clear. SRB’s business model is to replicate BA’s profitable long-haul routes and putting the Virgin brand on them. Not just BA, he dabbles in other peoples business lines, be it CocaCola, trains or mobile phone subscriptio...

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 25054

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

scbriml wrote:
Help me understand why one UK airline with a billionaire owner is worthy of saving in your opinion, but another isn’t? :confused:


EasyJet innovates while VS replicates (British Airways).

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 25054

Re: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

Ryanair is cash rich. If Ireland wants to bail it at it's time of need, it can

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?
Replies: 117
Views: 25054

EasyJet, Bail it or bin it?

I want to see EasyJet saved. Stelios created a masterpiece of an airline. However, Stelios just trousered an eye-watering £60m dividend saying it should have been paid last year. He can bin the Airbus order (saying as an ex Airbus employee) because he knows Airbus has a far greater chance of state s...

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Virgin Atlantic creditors aprove restructuring; (files for BK in US Court)
Replies: 1520
Views: 187663

Re: Virgin Atlantic facing collapse

Persuading the UK to prop up a company owned by a tax-dodging expat sitting on a £4bn pile and a US major with shareholders hungry months to feed, will be difficult.

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Forth Programming in Avionics
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Forth Programming in Avionics

In my day most millitary firmware was in Ada and Airbus continued its use in civilian project.

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22672

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Not going to ridicule, but just note that you're an ass. Next time, find a seat that reclines? Take ownership for your own decisions before foisting them on others. Ass here The flight wasn’t a US domestic flight where you can change seat.. Long haul flights allocate seats and its full. Otherwise I...

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22672

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

Ridicule me all you like, but I'm going to say it. This happened to me. My seat wouldn’t recline, but the selfish [email protected]!*rd passenger in front insisted on reclining all the way. The fix? I ordered an inflight snack. When it arrived, I opened my tray table and quietly gestured to the crew to have the p...

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B737 opens cockpit window in flight, twice, to clear debris from windshield
Replies: 57
Views: 16070

Re: Ethiopian B737 opens cockpit window in flight, twice, to clear debris from windshield

What other choices? I’m sure they didn’t have the option of pulling into a sky truck stop to have the windshield cleaned. Kudos to the crew for their innovative thinking, from the YouTube video it is clear visibility would have been zero if they didn’t do something. Autoland? I've landed with some ...

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?
Replies: 81
Views: 15123

Re: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?

When I worked at Airbus, I never heard the plural Airbii in any official use.

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigerian court orders seizure of Emirates 777
Replies: 20
Views: 12696

Re: Nigerian court orders seizure of Emirates 777

EK lease some of their 777s.

If a leased T7 is impounded, EK can injunct because as they are only bailee of the equipment, not owner.

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why souls on board rather then persons?
Replies: 16
Views: 2584

Re: Why souls on board rather then persons?

The transponder should be designed to give the souls and fuel in the telemetry.

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a market for a cleansheet unpressurized 30pax Prop
Replies: 49
Views: 8157

Re: Is there a market for a cleansheet unpressurized 30pax Prop

I reckon there is a market in the Philippines for an inter-island seaplane service. Akin to Maldivian Air Taxi but with 20 seats. It's all small boats.

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer as Boeing 8170
Replies: 9
Views: 3835

Re: Embraer as Boeing 8170

The DC10 had two crashes from faulty cargo door design, but it lived on without a re-brand.

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by SimProgrammer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 14751

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

Pudelhund wrote:
What are the damages the plaintiffs are claiming?


Nothing. Its a complaint.

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?
Replies: 23
Views: 8163

Re: Do airlines need to fill someone in the emergency exit row in a plane?

Cebu Pacific on several occasions invited me to occupy an exit row seat.

The crew require all bags to in the overhead bin and not under the seat.

They explain how to open the door in an emergency.

I'm not sure why I am singled out but it's nice to have the extra room.

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by SimProgrammer
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 4077

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

In the 1990’s a British Politician wanted to rename LHR to:- Lady Diana Princess of Wales Airport.

Imagine hearing that on the cabin PA.

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 110836

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

Until 2004 I worked on the A3XX development program, I only hope all our hard work is not a lost cause. Without further ado, Airbus must start development of a MOM and a mega-twin. I secretly hoped for a medium range A380-stretch, and potentially a 250-seat high altitude SST, but I think COMAC will ...

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 73916

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Question: I'm due in at LGW on Sunday. If I go without checked bags and the flight is diverted, will they let me off the flight at the diversion where I can finish the journey by train?

I have a Schengen passport.

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 73916

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Really why is there not more information and pictures? Does anyone care to speculate why gatwick and not LHR (easier to block one runway?) This entire incident makes no sense to me? LHR has few places a drone operator can hide. Residents would see a drone lifting up, whereas LGW has open fields and...

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 73916

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

I am due to fly to LGW on Sunday on CX from HK, but I don't think that's going to happen. The drone operator must be working from fields away from homes otherwise locals near LGW would have called in. I would guess the drone is being operated using a Litchi waypoint mission. That makes it very hard ...

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 73916

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

The police have a helicopter in the air, why don't they just follow the drone back to its operator?

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Honey moon Thailand, Maldives, & Malaysia.
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Honey moon Thailand, Maldives, & Malaysia.

All have excellent 5-star resorts. Having been to all three, my choice will be in this order. 1 The Maldives, 2 Thailand, 3 Malaysia

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by SimProgrammer
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?
Replies: 49
Views: 6422

Re: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?

If this were possible then Airbus should build a Concorde.

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 67
Views: 9666

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

To SSH a pax lit up in the lav but wasn't caught. A cabin announcement asking the pax to come forward so they can locate the cigarette butt, to no avail. To LPA a pax lit up in the lav setting off the alarm while still at the gate, but nobody caught, and PIC threatened to divert if anyone else lit u...

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by SimProgrammer
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding always on left side of aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 2212

Re: Boarding always on left side of aircraft?

It usually the same with ships, Boarding on the left (port) side.

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by SimProgrammer
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK air tax grab to be retrospective
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

UK air tax grab to be retrospective

Todays Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5461235/Rise-air-duty-hit-long-haul-flights-UK.html I commute between the UK and the Philippines and my flights are booked months in advance. The rise in UK air tax applies from April regardless when the flight was booked. How do airlines col...

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 241378

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

Video shows flaps & slats on starboard wing are set. Can't see the port wing.

2nd video shows a steep bank to port.

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Leaving A Phone Switched On Be Dangerous?
Replies: 45
Views: 7452

RE: Can Leaving A Phone Switched On Be Dangerous?

Airbus has tested it to death. Mobiles only work below FL014 and over mobile enabled land. On board wifi proves it's safe.

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by SimProgrammer
Sat Oct 31, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 2
Replies: 339
Views: 88232

RE: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 2

Daily Mirror says ISIS claims responsibility. <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3297871/Russian-passenger-plane-220-tourists-board-missing-Egypt-Fears-aircraft-crashed-Sinai-desert.html" target="_blank">http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...aircraft-crashed-Sinai-desert.html</a> Dail...

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by SimProgrammer
Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait-Bound Plane Declares State Of Emergency
Replies: 24
Views: 26907

RE: Kuwait-Bound Plane Declares State Of Emergency

NHS hospital treatment is not free. Even we have to pay it and we're part of the EU. But that's OK we can reclaim it from our travel insurance.

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Encounter The Same Aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 6057

RE: Encounter The Same Aircraft

I flew on Thomson G-OBYE to <acronym title="Punta Cana (PUJ / MDPC), Dominican Republic AND Atlanta - Paulding Northwest Atlanta (PUJ), USA - Georgia">PUJ</acronym> from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> in May 2005. I flew on G-OBYE again from <acronym tit...

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Floatable Black Boxes On A350 & A380
Replies: 24
Views: 5589

RE: Floatable Black Boxes On A350 & A380

We have been working on this for a while. There is difference of opinion to settle. Can't agree the deployment trigger, crash sensor, salt water, ditching switch set to on, manual deploy, or any combination. It has airbags like a Mars lander and more like a QAR than an a conventional FDR/CVR. Not in...

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cabin Crew Assignments On International Flights
Replies: 24
Views: 4780

RE: Cabin Crew Assignments On International Flight

I flew Continental a lot back in the 80s out of IAH and I always remembered it's international attendants were 40-plus and domestic were pretty lil 20-somethings.

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Bill Introduced To Ban Onboard Voice Calls
Replies: 66
Views: 7756

RE: US Bill Introduced To Ban Onboard Voice Calls

You can change seats more easily on trains & busses, and journeys are longer on planes.

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Britannia Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 24163

RE: London Britannia Airport

The cost of building an island is not the issue, it's the cost of connecting it to London. The obvious connection points by train would be from Kings X, Paddington Waterloo, with possible checkin desks at these locations. The shanghai pudong maglev would do it (Siemens rapid transit) pax cars and co...

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Britannia Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 24163

RE: London Britannia Airport

I'm an advocate of an estuary airport but ndhair37's proposal is excellent.

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by SimProgrammer
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two THY Planes Collided At Istanbul Airport
Replies: 13
Views: 19921

RE: Two THY Planes Collided At Istanbul Airport

The article says, Both AC inbound to Istanbul and involved in ground collision after reaching destination, both flights cancelled.

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Very Synthetic A Vs. B History
Replies: 33
Views: 8425

RE: A Very Synthetic A Vs. B History

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/garpd" class="quote" target="_blank">garpd</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I read it somewhere, ...

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by SimProgrammer
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Very Synthetic A Vs. B History
Replies: 33
Views: 8425

RE: A Very Synthetic A Vs. B History

As an Airbusser, I do admire the 777 it's a dam good piece of kit. The 737 needs a clean sheet it belongs in a museum, parts of it is from the old B720. A budget version of the A320. The 747 is the golden era and will stay that way, legacies are judged on whether they are in the A380 club, some migh...

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