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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia
Replies: 52
Views: 5517

Re: Bloomberg: Poland Wants Its Planned Airport to Be a European Gateway to Asia

I do not get this hub to Asia from Europe thing. Why does there need to be a hub to Asia when you can get to almost anywhere in Asia from almost anywhere in Europe. In reality there's but a large handful to European airports offering direct services to large parts of Asia; BA's coverage is abysmal ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your First Aid Kit
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Your First Aid Kit

Neighbour. She's a nurse, got all the kit and the skills to use it.

Go bag? Might consider one when the zombie apocalypse is imminent.

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your I Had a Bad Day Kit
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Your I Had a Bad Day Kit

Girlfriend
+Chair
+Pillow for her knees
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You do the math :)

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge
Replies: 1726
Views: 34876

Re: Brexit Phase 3: an enthusiastic jump from the cliff-edge

The EU should get nothing more than the finger. Not one penny more. So you're saying the UK should negate on its obligations, and tell people it owes money to stick it? That would do wonders for the UK economy, now wouldn't it? Place it right there with Venezuela, Argentina, Zimbabwe and other nati...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.
Replies: 25
Views: 4628

Re: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.

So they have to build this hangar-like structure on the taxiways just next to runways? Not exactly, there are 2 types of fluid used during the deicing process if necessary. Type 1 is your hot deicing fluid if pricipitation is light mist or or lighter type 1 will hold for at least 20 minutes perhaps...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose
Replies: 16
Views: 2433

Re: Jet2 B737 with Airbridge written on the nose

At a (qualified) guess. They had an incident, did a risk assessment, and some pimpled youth who've never worked outside an office could prove, using the risk matrix and nothing else, that painting a dotted line forward of the door would seriously reduce the risk.

'ollocks!

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 64
Views: 1421

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

Copenhagen Seaport. Longest, shortest and only route is Copenhagen-Aarhus on a clown footed Twotter: 150NM, 45 minutes. Which is just about the perfect length for a flight :)

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.
Replies: 25
Views: 4628

Re: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.

The upside would be if the hangar is a run-through and planes would not need to be pushed back. Then other planes could queue behind and wait for their turn just like a regular car wash station. If the hangar is built of the existing de-icing pads even better. All the other points you raise need to...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.
Replies: 25
Views: 4628

Re: The worlds first closed system for washing and deicing large airplanes.

The three main factors in de-icing are safety, efficiency and cost. An airport with remote de-icing stands, where each stand is fitted with e.g. Elephants (https://vestergaardcompany.com/product/aircraft-deicing/the-elephant-beta/), a one-step de-icing process can be completed in around 5 minutes, u...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fan Violence at Sporting Events
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Fan Violence at Sporting Events

Hooliganism has been going down in western Europe for the better part of 10 years. Or, rather, it has moved away from public display of random violence, to organised events where 'supporters' of opposite teams agree to meet in a field, forrest or derelict area for mass fights. It was also interestin...

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by B777LRF
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9822

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Google tells me the Beriev has certified the BE-103 in the USA (back in 2003) http://aviationweek.com/awin/faa-has-certified-beriev-be-103 This tells me that certification won't ruin Beriev, especially since it's part of UAC. Furthermore, as it is a fire fighting aircraft the Trump administration c...

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by B777LRF
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Be-200s for USA
Replies: 49
Views: 9822

Re: The Russians Are Coming... Be-200s for USA

Breaking news on twitter ..... is it Donald Trump they're trying to sell these aircraft to?

There's nothing but flashing red lights and flags about this story; just getting the contraption FAA certified could ruin the entire Russian civil aviation scene.

Someone's throwing a wobbly.

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 1586

Re: Airlines Catering to Home Country vs. Foreign Pax

Ryanair, Norwegian, easyJet and Wizz do their very best to be non-national airlines, and quite successfully so.

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL B777?
Replies: 10
Views: 2568

Re: DHL B777?

You're hardly buying a 105 tons, 10-hour, aircraft to replace a 45 tons, 5-hour, ditto. The 777F is for intercontinental lift, whilst the A300s along with the majority of 767s are for regional and domestic services. There's but a small fleet of -300ERFs doing plying the Atlantic and a few other long...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are you ready to decorate for Halloween?
Replies: 22
Views: 654

Re: Are you ready to decorate for Halloween?

No, and neither will I ever be. We put up the lights for christmas, not some poorly invented idea of an 'event'.

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I can't be a pilot.
Replies: 40
Views: 3275

Re: I can't be a pilot.

'Seeing a therapist', what, because life didn't turn out quite the way someone expected it to? Perhaps it's an American thing seeing a therapist whenever something's slightly amiss, but in my neck of the woods a 'therapist' is someone you see when you have serious psychological issues - not just bec...

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't BA order the B748?
Replies: 77
Views: 12163

Re: Why didn't BA order the B748?

BA ran a competition between the two, with the loser certain they'd never see an order from the airline. The A380 won, based on whichever criteria BA had established. Nobody here is privy to what those criteria were, nor how either manufacturer responded to them. All we know is that BA found the A38...

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Soccer star's kindness toward fans
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Soccer star's kindness toward fans

It's football, guys, football.

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8186

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

The A320s ordered by Norwegian has always been for sale, up until the point they made plans involving A321LRs and converted part of the order to that model. Those 33 may remain, depending on need in Europe and Argentina. Consequently, they may not be needed and thus be offered for sale along with th...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)
Replies: 327
Views: 29288

Re: The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

The odd thing is, a 'NMA' would fit the Airbus product line better than that of Boeing. Think of it. The C-series can be extended to a -500, effectively replacing anything smaller than an A320. With growing aircraft sizes, Airbus could skip the 150-170 seat market - which is a fairly small sacrifice...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes abolishing DST
Replies: 54
Views: 1376

Re: European Commission proposes abolishing DST

I live at 55 degrees northern latitude. Without DST, the sun would rise at an absurdly early hour. Much rather have the daylight late in the evening and the 'white nights'. If we went to permanent DST, the sun wouldn't rise until very late morning - after 09:00 - in the dead of winter. DST doesn't w...

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by B777LRF
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Income inequality US (and rest of the world)
Replies: 32
Views: 1136

Re: Income inequality US (and rest of the world)

It's called corporate socialism, or capita-socialism if you will, an area where US companies excel. All whilst proclaiming to be proud proponents of free trade and minimal government interference, of course.

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 2970

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

Aer Lingus venturing east in force is about as daft as Finnair venturing west. That's quite funny considering AY announced direct service to LAX last week, in addition to increased service to SFO, ORD. Adding one destination and increasing frequency on two others is hardly the same as expanding int...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?
Replies: 28
Views: 2970

Re: Aer Lingus to East Asia - will it happen?

Aer Lingus venturing east in force is about as daft as Finnair venturing west. Both have unique geographic advantages, allowing them to use a single airframe on return missions and be ready to do it again the next day with the same frame.

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Childhood sports
Replies: 23
Views: 631

Re: Childhood sports

Rounders (or, as an American might call it, baseball). Football (the real kind, where you use your foot to kick a ball). Handball. Badminton. Tennis. Sailing (optimist, laser, hobiecat). Skiing. Go-carting (I was fairly good, but not good enough to be a pro). Basketball. Swimming. Bicycling. These d...

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by B777LRF
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway Length required for Airbus A330
Replies: 17
Views: 1507

Re: Runway Length required for Airbus A330

Please advise the following:

Weight variant
Estimated zero fuel weight
Engine and thrust variant
Airport elevation
Assumed temperature
Wind speed and direction
Wet/dry runway
MEL items
Obstacles
Climb restrictions

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israel Air Force One
Replies: 66
Views: 24952

Re: Israel Air Force One

[It really is the perfect frame for a head of state aircraft. Especially the -500 with its range. I hope it has a successful "afterlife" in this role. I think theres a good chance it (A340) will eventually be selected for South Africa's head of state aircraft too. Perhaps, if you're a G7 ...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale
Replies: 46
Views: 7269

Re: 2012 BOEING 747-8I (Qatar VVIP) For Sale

You'll need John Leahy powers to shift that thing! Any potential buyer will wish to make such a thing his own, which means stripping the interior and putting a new one in to his liking. That's 2 years and roughly 150-250M, depending on the level of over-boardness and provided they can use existing s...

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair long haul routes
Replies: 70
Views: 12566

Re: Finnair long haul routes

Hello everyone! Recently, I noticed that Finnair flies a lot of long haul routes from/to Helsinki. This is understandable. After all, Finnair has only been in business for 95 years and was indeed the first airline to offer direct Europe-Asia flights in 1983. Ever since they've carved out a nice and...

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israel Air Force One
Replies: 66
Views: 24952

Re: Israel Air Force One

FFS guys, Israel is a small and not terribly rich country, with a long tradition of equality, kibbutz-socialism and keeping under the radar. Surely they don't need a widebody, and could easily settle for a BBJ or even a G650.

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by B777LRF
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fractional ExecJets vs Commercial
Replies: 16
Views: 1758

Re: Fractional ExecJets vs Commercial

LH used, any may still, offer this service out of Frankfurt and Munich. Thought being you get off a long-haul in FRA, then wizzed over to waiting Citation or similar to take you direct to your final destination. Available to passengers flying in F, obviously.

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up
Replies: 42
Views: 1495

Re: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up

trpmb6 wrote:
Sure, right after you address your misogynistic post


You may find it offensive, I tend to believe it's a pretty accurate description of the network's hiring criteria.

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up
Replies: 42
Views: 1495

Re: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up

Can we please dispense with discussing the divergency introduced by the troll, and get back to the topic at hand. Namely Fox News lying through their teeth in order to placate their target audience. An audience which must be dumber than an empty bag of crisps, if this clip is anything to go by.

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16842

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

I really don't know why the industry persists in paying surveyors and incident investigators. Just wait a few hours after the incident has happened, and get all the answers from a.net!

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Faux News, you really couldn't make it up
Replies: 42
Views: 1495

Faux News, you really couldn't make it up

Shamlessly lifted from another site, where people also discuss all things aviation: An airhead, who's primary qualifications seem to be tits, teeth and hair, took a dig at Denmark. Back fired pretty badly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSd8ellS52M And here's the original 'piece' by the fact-resist...

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by B777LRF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft
Replies: 97
Views: 16842

Re: Xiamen Airlines 737-800 involved involved in runway excursion at MNL, left engine detatched from the aircraft

METAR at landing reported +TSRA and FEW020CB. Thunderstorms and heavy rain, in other words. Aquaplaning a distinct possibility during tropical thunderstorms, even on grooved runways.

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by B777LRF
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'
Replies: 126
Views: 3264

Re: Bishop: Catholic Church suffers from 'crisis of sexual morality'

If an organisation works or is deeply infiltrated by crime, the laws in my land say there are grounds to terminate their existence. I do not for one single second believe these atrocities were or, indeed, are, limited to the US and UK. It's a systematic problem with the RCC, and has been so for cent...

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by B777LRF
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 11079

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

A ramp agent generally have two choices: Do it by the book and delay the aircraft, or do it as quickly as possible and break your back and passenger luggage. The problem is the environment in which they work, where airlines on one hand discourage passengers from checking in luggage, thereby creating...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7212

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

The RAM aircraft followed the wrong taxiway centreline, simple as that. There are 3 to chose from, and it's not the most difficult of mistakes to make. I have little faith in any investigations carried out by either Morocco or Turkey, and expect this one will result in Turkey blaming the RAM crew, a...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 51
Views: 3878

Re: Mauritius Aviation

Not sure what you're talking about. Firstly, I don't see why it's a problem carrying that fuel. Emirates are carrying that sort of hold fuel all the time. Secondly, RUN is 144 miles away. If you suggest RUN as a suitable alternate to a hub airport, then you probably need to educate yourself a bit a...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 6113

Re: Iran sanctions and new EU statement

As an European I find pathetic Germany and France trying to make business against the will of the free world and forward-thinking Middle Eastern countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia with an evil theocracy like Iran. Just for sake of selling some Peugeots or Siemens stuff to the regime of Iran. No...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Annoying Sound
Replies: 36
Views: 950

Re: Most Annoying Sound

Americans in a crowd ...

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by B777LRF
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mauritius Aviation
Replies: 51
Views: 3878

Re: Mauritius Aviation

Everyone seems to overlook one rather important piece of the puzzle: MRU is located 550 nautical miles off a suitable diversion airport, and that bring all kind of operational issues - particularly if you intend to operate that airport as a high frequency hub. Have a look at every single major hub a...

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 124
Views: 4189

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Ju-52, Boeing Stearman, Boeing 727-100, Douglas DC-3 and -7, Shorts Skyvan among others. Rare enough for you? Ju-52, Boeing Stearman,Douglas DC-3 and -7, Shorts Skyvan Yes these would qualify as rare to me! :geek: :yes: But let's skip the 727, allright? ;-) can you elaborate on what flying on those...

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by B777LRF
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct dog breed
Replies: 62
Views: 1464

Re: The correct dog breed

I am the loyal servant to a female cat, who's the terror/charm of the neighbourhood - actual status depending on you being a bird/bug/dog/cat/mouse or human. Reason I have a cat is that we're not allowed to have dogs. Or cats, for that matter, but that rule seems to be forgotten about as long as nob...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 124
Views: 4189

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

Ju-52, Boeing Stearman, Boeing 727-100, Douglas DC-3 and -7, Shorts Skyvan among others. Rare enough for you?

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