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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: 12982

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: 22
Views: 5972

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: 3523

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: 870
Views: 104679

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: 70078

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: 70078

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: 70078

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: 70078

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: 1046

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: 6191

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: 9185

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: 1980

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: 1819

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: 240592

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: 7309

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: 87403

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: 26842

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: 5937

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: 5529

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: 4674

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: 7633

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: 23904

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: 23904

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: 19881

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: 8299

RE: A Very Synthetic A Vs. B History

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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: 8299

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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by SimProgrammer
Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Airline Accuracy In Movies?
Replies: 74
Views: 16766

RE: Why No Airline Accuracy In Movies?

In movies it doesn't matter, but documentaries ought to be accurate. Mayday and Aircrash Confidential uses a generic cockpit set with occasional specific cockpit types such as DC10 and MDs but the cabin sets are made up of A300 Y cabin parts, even single aisle sets is one-side an A300, it wouldn't b...

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by SimProgrammer
Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternative Reverse Thrust – Rotating Cantilever
Replies: 24
Views: 6403

RE: Alternative Reverse Thrust – Rotating Cantilever

Some very good ideas mentioned here. eTaxiing cannot be achieved from an APU, it would need to be from batteries charged from the APU. That allows for hot & cold ops and elimiminate power spikes. Arrested recovery of airliners requires the drawing board brought out and rules out the out of town ...

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternative Reverse Thrust – Rotating Cantilever
Replies: 24
Views: 6403

RE: Alternative Reverse Thrust – Rotating Cantilever

Hi zeke,. I'm pleased you chimed in, the <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> Pegasus on the Harrier only has vectored thrust rather than engine rotation, I did look at this on a 319 test model but it was too messy. I love the idea of commercial transports doing VTOLs that ...

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternative Reverse Thrust – Rotating Cantilever
Replies: 24
Views: 6403

RE: Alternative Reverse Thrust – Rotating Cantilever

1. It was intended to arm cantilever rotation with arm spoilers. 2. I wanted to know if anyone has tried this-without writing off engines! 3. This is a problem, how much air is needed before the engine stalls after rotation, I wondered if anyone has tried it. 4. The benefit is a more energy efficien...

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternative Reverse Thrust – Rotating Cantilever
Replies: 24
Views: 6403

Alternative Reverse Thrust – Rotating Cantilever

I was considering entering this to Airbus fly your idea competition but I have not done any work on it nor formally approached Airbus. I’ve only discussed it among colleagues without allocating simulator time to test it. Has anyone experimented by making a reversible engine cantilever that turns the...

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by SimProgrammer
Sat May 11, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake Pilot On The Run
Replies: 13
Views: 11871

RE: Fake Pilot On The Run

I remember Philsquares name had the same name as this guy, but he did 744 freight fo SQ.

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 Engine inflight shutdown Ex SYD
Replies: 78
Views: 6013

EK A380 Engine inflight shutdown Ex SYD

Anyone know the tail number?

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost Of QF 380 Repair
Replies: 11
Views: 10944

RE: Cost Of QF 380 Repair

A380 lists at 380M Eur, never been $390bn

[Edited 2012-04-12 10:52:30]

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Will EZY Publish Seats For Sale For Flights A
Replies: 1
Views: 3944

When Will EZY Publish Seats For Sale For Flights A

I want to book Easyjet for June 2011 but seats are not available yet, when will they put them on their website?

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Initial Climb Angle Of The Airbus A380
Replies: 32
Views: 30714

RE: Initial Climb Angle Of The Airbus A380

The A34x is also a slow climber when full, becasue the wing design is optimised for cruise economy. The airshow 380 is an empty plane & very easy to do at low alt.

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming A Pilot
Replies: 40
Views: 4450

RE: Becoming A Pilot

Phoned AF. Interviewed lots of times. trained. qualified. line training. lots of sim checks. Got bored,

Cost=a big fat zero and ended up shovelling pax from A 2 B from a stick.

Working in cockpit and simulator development. Never looked back!

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by SimProgrammer
Tue May 20, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 777 LHR Incident
Replies: 42
Views: 6203

RE: 777 LHR Incident

Based on what we know so far, there’s nothing wrong with the plane or how the pilot operated it plus we have a 777 with a squeaky-clean safety record. Something must have interfered with the aircrafts avionics & we’ll probably never hear the truth, here’s why. At the time of the crash, <acronym titl...

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Tropical Airport?
Replies: 29
Views: 4845

RE: Favorite Tropical Airport?

#1 PUJ << for looks
#2 MLE << weather & surrounding islands
#3 SXM << fun by the fence

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Winglets On The A380
Replies: 36
Views: 16988

RE: Why No Winglets On The A380

It was also a winglet vs. wingfence decision based on weight vs. drag reduction abilility

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thomsonfly 737 In NZ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

RE: Thomsonfly 737 In NZ?

Its a 733 that is being wet leased to ANZ for the summer season in the southern hemisphere.

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by SimProgrammer
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Weekly Order Update For 11/27/2008
Replies: 13
Views: 5457

RE: Boeing Weekly Order Update For 11/27/2008

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Cool Paper Plane Models
Replies: 5
Views: 17932

RE: Cool Paper Plane Models

Here;s an A380 paper plane from Airbus

http://www.airbus.com/en/myairbus/goodies/

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by SimProgrammer
Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787 Part 2
Replies: 249
Views: 18953

RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787 Part 2

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by SimProgrammer
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50+ Kg Of Cocaine Found On SAA Plane
Replies: 9
Views: 3971

RE: 50+ Kg Of Cocaine Found On SAA Plane

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by SimProgrammer
Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Causing The 5th "Contrail"
Replies: 25
Views: 8200

RE: What Is Causing The 5th "Contrail"

it may be the APU that has been left on, or the galley sink drain mast discharging

edited typo

[Edited 2007-06-15 19:34:33]

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR & MLE – Whose Best & Which Seats?
Replies: 6
Views: 3764

LHR & MLE – Whose Best & Which Seats?

Ive tried looking for the window/exit seats on seatguru on UL's 343's to no avail, what seat numbers are good?

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by SimProgrammer
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LHR & MLE – Whose Best & Which Seats?
Replies: 6
Views: 3764

LHR & MLE – Whose Best & Which Seats?

Travelling May 5th to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> on <acronym title="easyJet (United Kingdom) and United Feeder Service (USA)">U2</acronym> (family visit) then May 7 to MLE’ & traveling Y, we have a choice of <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emir...

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by SimProgrammer
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Blow To Airbus A380, AA Unlikely To Buy
Replies: 59
Views: 20189

RE: Another Blow To Airbus A380, AA Unlikely To Buy

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by SimProgrammer
Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Does It Take For A Crash To Get Cleaned?
Replies: 13
Views: 5469

RE: How Long Does It Take For A Crash To Get Cleaned?

Kenyon IES, a company with an office in Bracknell England are sometimes called by the airline to clean up the mess. They have a 24-hour go-team on standby. They work for the airline as its their responsibilty to clean up after the authorities have finished with it. A job can be accomplished within d...

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