Search found 3129 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 63
by B777LRF
Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex & Southwest Near Collision at AUS
Replies: 61
Views: 8928

Re: Fedex & Southwest Near Collision at AUS

If nothing else, the situation begs one overwhelming question: Why issue a landing clearance when the runway is still occupied by a stationary aircraft? Everyone who’s sat in a cockpit or tower knows that pilots will, from time to time, call “fully ready” when they’re not really there yet with the p...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sat Feb 04, 2023 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US airline applies for "direct" service to Bali -- who??
Replies: 56
Views: 7939

Re: US airline applies for "direct" service to Bali -- who??

A mainline carrier plowing an A350 or 787 a soul destroying 7300 nautical miles due west over the Pacific, carrying low-yielding tourists to the Australian version of Benidorm, seems like a sure fire way of flushing buckets of money down the drain. Singapore is just 2 hours away . . . . . .

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Mon Jan 30, 2023 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation
Replies: 66
Views: 2861

Re: Pop Icon Taylor Swift vs TicketMaster / Live Nation

Taylor Swift is an icon of auto-tune. Her voice is almost non-existent and she can’t sing live. A squeaking, asthma ridden, hamster would be able to out-voice her. I get that she’s pleasing to the eye, kind to her fans and probably animals too. Everything about her reminds me of the red-headed one f...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine
Replies: 67
Views: 4108

Re: Transfer of MBT from US, UK, Germany etc to Ukraine

Denmark is, more or less, on a path to disarm their most powerful battalion and send the best of their equipment to Ukraine. Not large numbers, obviously, but they’re talking about sending all of the 19 Caesar howitzers they’re due to receive from France (sending brand new equipment they’ve never us...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs
Replies: 127
Views: 39824

Re: Let's talk about your top goosebumps songs

Disturbed: The Sound of Silence

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Jan 08, 2023 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Epstein's sex trafficking was aided by JPMorgan, a U.S. Virgin Islands lawsuit says
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: Epstein's sex trafficking was aided by JPMorgan, a U.S. Virgin Islands lawsuit says

Let me get this straight: The AG from a territory whose main reason for existing is to provide a haven for tax evasion, money laundering and other dodgy banking practices, is suing a bank in another country for dodgy banking practices.

Priceless.

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Wed Dec 28, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the 321XLR do DCA/LGA-DUB?
Replies: 21
Views: 1472

Re: Could the 321XLR do DCA/LGA-DUB?

... and SAS are regularly operating an LR on the CPH-IAD service which, at 3.540NM great circle, is almost 600NM longer than DCA-DUB. An XLR could probably do LGA-ATH on a good day, but realistically all of Europe east thereof is within reach from New York and Washington. Yes but LGA and DCA only h...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the 321XLR do DCA/LGA-DUB?
Replies: 21
Views: 1472

Re: Could the 321XLR do DCA/LGA-DUB?

... and SAS are regularly operating an LR on the CPH-IAD service which, at 3.540NM great circle, is almost 600NM longer than DCA-DUB.

An XLR could probably do LGA-ATH on a good day, but realistically all of Europe east thereof is within reach from New York and Washington.

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Dec 18, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 17000

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

One of the best, if not the best, WC final I’ve ever seen. Edge of the seat match, and as in all good fairy tales the right team on the day won in the end.

Congratulations Argentina, a truly deserved World Champion!

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Tue Dec 13, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022
Replies: 329
Views: 83300

Re: Airbus A321XLR Development / Testing / Production Thread - 2022

If they extend the belly fairing modifying the aero isn't that back to the starting line in terms of certification? Did Boeing go back to the starting line when they put new wings on the 737, creating the NG? Did they go back to the starting line when they fitted said new wings with 2 meter tall wi...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Mon Dec 12, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW closed due to snow it seems.
Replies: 71
Views: 13348

Re: LGW closed due to snow it seems.

It might be worth taking the time to raise two points of order: Clearing snow off ramps, runways and manoeuvring areas is the responsibility of the airport operator. So is the provisioning of real estate, e.g. de-icing pads and associated taxiways. De- and anti-icing of aeroplanes is the responsibil...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Tue Dec 06, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 17000

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

What a display by Portugal, and what a sorry state Switzerland found themselves in. As the only remaining representative of the Iberian peninsula, they have moved way up the favourite ranks and presents a very serious challenge to the Cup. The commentator made an interesting observation when the cro...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 17000

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Spain out that's a chock Indeed, and at the chance of offending some, that is the biggest upset of the tournament so far. Nobody saw Morocco going through to the final 8, and Spain was one of the favourites, albeit not the top favourite, to take home the Cup. Well done Morocco, always loved an unde...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Tue Dec 06, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 17000

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Well, Japan lost in a Penalty shootout...but how is it "upset of the tournament" when Japan already defeated Germany AND Spain (but somehow lose to Costa Rica)? Croatia is not bad but they're also getting old. And if not for Japan forgetting how to take Penalty kicks :(. Saudi > Argentina...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Mon Dec 05, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 17000

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

When I say it is coming home, I say so as we gifted Football to the world. Home is the birthplace of the beautiful game. Not that I genuinely think England will win. But if we beat France, who knows. As has been mentioned upthread, England did not invent the game. Secondly, you’re saying it because...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Dec 04, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 17000

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

Another day full of no surprises at all, and two matches which utterly failed to raise the blood pressure. France is starting to look frighteningly good, with Mbappe heading straight for player of the tournament and team for the title. England was mainly meh and won a clear victory on a pretty weak ...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 2275

Re: Greatest movie ever

AntonioMartin wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
Shaving Ryan’s Privates .

Saving Private Ryan?


Jokes cease to be funny when you have to explain them ...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Dec 04, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Greatest movie ever
Replies: 61
Views: 2275

Re: Greatest movie ever

Shawshank Redemption for the best, followed by Shaving Ryan’s Privates (may have gotten the title slightly wrong) and Battle of Britain.

But the one movie I can watch over and over again is The 5th Element. Anything Luc Besson works for me, but “The 5th” is his masterpiece in my mind.

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 17000

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

In 24 hours the teams ranked 2nd, 10th and 11th by FIFA have been eliminated at the World Cup. It’s certainly turning out to be a tournament of surprises, and apart from a minor depression caused by the exit of my country, it’s been a great spectacle and football’s all the better for it. It would be...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Nov 27, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 17000

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

[quote="sierrakilo44”](..) I think most neutrals would at heart love to see Messi hold the cup, if Argentina made it to the final.[/quote] And I think you seriously underestimate the emotions involved in football. I too like Messi, but I can’t stand the Argentinian side and never have but for a...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup 2022 Football Thread
Replies: 400
Views: 17000

Re: World Cup 2022 Football Thread

That you started by misrepresenting “Belgium” as “Brussels” didn’t really leave a good impression. Football is a game you need to be brought up with to truly appreciate it. Whilst, in general terms, a game ending 5-0 or 3-3 is usually more entertaining than a 0-0 draw, the end result is not always a...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches
Replies: 150
Views: 8727

Re: At the last minute, Qatar bans beer from WC matches

Well we learned a couple of things from the opening match. First is that the Qatari team is an absolute joke; not a single shot or corner kick after 95 minutes of playing. They have a goal keeper who shouldn’t be let anywhere near a football pitch, and it's all backed by supporters who left in drove...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Mon Nov 07, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the A338?
Replies: 213
Views: 47311

Re: Future of the A338?

It costs nothing to have it on offer, and once in a blue moon an airline will place an order. Prime example of that is Air Greenland replacing their sole -200 with a new -800. At some point in the future, it will provide the platform for a new MRTT. A Freighter is unlikely; the suffers from the same...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Nov 06, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The death of the manual transmission
Replies: 123
Views: 5509

Re: The death of the manual transmission

I can count on two hands the number of car manufacturers who offer automatics as the only option in this part of the world, and roughly half of them are way beyond the means of “normal” people; Rolls Royce, Pagani, Koenigsegg etc. Perfectly possible to order a brand new VW GTI with a manual box too ...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sat Nov 05, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best looking narrowbodies
Replies: 23
Views: 2891

Re: Best looking narrowbodies

Concorde
Constellation
.
.
.
.
nothing for a while
.
.
.
VC10 / Il-62
720
707
Caravelle
DC-8
757-200
.
.
.
All the rest are just variations of blandness.

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Oct 30, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brand loyality
Replies: 128
Views: 8185

Re: Brand loyality

Gave this a good thought, and the answer is that I’m as loyal to a brand as a brand is loyal to me. Now do I have preferences? Well, yes, but nothing a good bargain or a better product can’t easily overcome. On second thought, I am rather partial to Octane 100 fuel. But whether it’s decanted from a ...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Oct 30, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you typically give out for Halloween (besides candy)?
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Re: What do you typically give out for Halloween (besides candy)?

Reaching for new lows on the creepiness scale?

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Thu Oct 13, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter Loses a Wheel in Italy
Replies: 26
Views: 6709

Re: Dreamlifter Loses a Wheel in Italy

WayexTDI wrote:
Imma leave this right there...


Never seen that before, thanks for the laugh .-)

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter Loses a Wheel in Italy
Replies: 26
Views: 6709

Re: Dreamlifter Loses a Wheel in Italy

I wonder what the regulations are around materials for landing gear? Obviously cardboard’s out. No cardboard derivatives. No paper, no string, no cellotape. Rubber’s out. V/F Good one :-) If you’re trying to root cause your way to an answer, you need an “is” in your “is - is not” analysis. Rules sa...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Thu Oct 06, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Dropping Out of Top 50 Countries In Life Expectancy
Replies: 76
Views: 3965

Re: USA Dropping Out of Top 50 Countries In Life Expectancy

If anything Covid related deaths may have been over reported. If someone who had Covid died, in many countries that counted as a Covid caused death in the statistics. But in many cases Covid wasn’t the reason, or even a contributing factor. We can debate the reason why, but when a society is in lock...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Wed Oct 05, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11974
Views: 888007

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

David Petreus was on the other day, giving his impression of what would happen if the Kremlin Madman should launch a nuclear strike on Ukraine. It was very simple, actually: NATO would annihilate every single Russian armed force they could find and identify in Ukraine and in the Black Sea, and anywh...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Mon Oct 03, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?
Replies: 78
Views: 3847

Re: Is NFL getting more popular in Europe?

Not getting more popular here, no. One of the cable channels used to broadcast a match every week, and also had two guys in a studio doing the usual talky stuff. Lasted a couple of years, but was axed due to low viewing numbers. They do broadcast the super bowl, but that’s it. I know a few people wh...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F
Replies: 124
Views: 20610

Re: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F

A 789F makes a lot of sense around 70-80T of Cargo lift, with somewhere around 90% of the Volume of the A350F (36 LD3's in the Belly vs 40) (...) An 789F would only be about 1M shorter than an 777F and 36 LD3's in the belly vs 32. Lower-deck is not what really counts in the freighter world, it’s ho...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F
Replies: 124
Views: 20610

Re: Boeing: B787F most likely candidate to succeed B767F

There’s a lot more to a foldy-wing 787F than just the foldy-wing bit, essentially the whole exercise of trading range for payload and the ability to land with a very heavy payload are the key components in making a freighter out of a passenger aircraft. This means beefing up the structure, gear and/...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar temporarily reopens old Doha airport for World Cup
Replies: 16
Views: 6740

Re: Qatar reopened the old Doha International airport

As mentioned above, one major issue is lack of hotel availability. As in, Doha is completely and 100% sold out for the duration of the WC and has been so for many months now. This means people will have to stay over in Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and anywhere else there’s rooms available. Tha...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG
Replies: 85
Views: 16168

Re: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG

Note how the fullsize L2/R2 door is no longer available on the A321LR and XLR. A natural consequence of how few airlines used the option of L2 boarding, and would gladly swap that option for more seating. So Airbus didn’t miss a thing, on the contrary they offered something as a standard feature wh...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG
Replies: 85
Views: 16168

Re: Dual front and rear passenger jetway boarding in CVG

No possible way that they can do Outside Air Stairs Duo Boarding Year Round in CVG. Maybe seasonal. How come, are passengers utilising CVG built differently than the rest of human kind? Plenty of airports around the world using airstairs, and airstairs only, year round - including in weather much m...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU in conflict with Hungary.
Replies: 61
Views: 3250

Re: EU in conflict with Hungary.

Quite a racist and incorrect approach you have. I'll correct your mistakes though, everyone should have a chance to learn. .... Any other racism you wish to express buddy? You may wish to call it racism, I frankly couldn’t care less. I have friends who owns companies in the building industry, and f...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU in conflict with Hungary.
Replies: 61
Views: 3250

Re: EU in conflict with Hungary.

Yeah, no. I just finished a project in Northern Norway, had my team in Sweden earlier in Spring. I cant see Swedes or Norwegians working 53-55 hour weeks. What my team gets done in 2.5 days, it takes the Norwegian teams 1 work week. And my guys still have time to relax. Scandinavians don't know how...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11974
Views: 888007

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I’ve no way of verifying the veracity of this, and coming from twitter the quality is hardly given. In either case, what looks like a leaked document supposedly stating that almost 50K Russian soldiers have lost their lives in the invasion has allegedly been leaked. That’s more than the USSR lost du...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Thu Sep 15, 2022 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to Acquire 30 ES-30 Electric Regional Aircraft from Heart Aerospace
Replies: 21
Views: 3623

Re: Air Canada to Acquire 30 ES-30 Electric Regional Aircraft from Heart Aerospace

Saab are a shareholder My eyes didn’t cheat me then; it i s a Saab 340 that’s grown a tremendous gut, have had the wings transplanted onto the roof, fit with braces and a larger horizontal tail. Certainly ain’t no runway girl, and I wonder how it’ll handle with all those heavy batteries slung way b...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products
Replies: 142
Views: 27348

Re: Russia Swearing Off Boeing, Airbus Products

We can go back and fort ad infinitum debating whether the legacy Soviet airliners were any good or not, but the overall picture is clear as daylight: Against the contemporary “western” alternatives, Soviet commercial airlines have severely underperformed in all but a few cases, and have never reache...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Tue Sep 13, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase
Replies: 254
Views: 40647

Re: Update on the 787 MTOW Increase -

Really, you don't think it will be -10 operators maxing out range? Not really, no. The -10 already has the range to operate US West Coast to almost all of Europe with a full load of SLF. The current version won’t quite reach SE Asia with a full pax load from Western Europe, so rather than taking th...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings latest statement on the 787 MTOW increase
Replies: 254
Views: 40647

Re: Update on the 787 MTOW Increase -

Can someone tell us what 6 tons can do? 4 LD3s or one P6P/AMP loaded to maximum weight with juicy revenue generating cargo. At the cost of a slightly reduced max range, but that’s inconsequential for most of the services. Except for a few ULH ventures with the -9, using the 6 tons to carry fuel for...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Sep 11, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive
Replies: 39
Views: 2841

Re: Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

One hopes the transition to renewables and nuclear will be accelerating at such a pace following the unpleasantness in Ukraine, that within my lifetime the world may collectively say to those middle-aged mindset countries: It’s back to pearls, camels and carpets for you lot. I’ve lived in Doha and D...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FTC May regulate Car Dealers
Replies: 146
Views: 6197

Re: FTC May regulate Car Dealers

I’ve only ever bought a new car twice, once in Denmark and once in Belgium. In both cases it was a straight forward thing, going into the dealer knowing exactly which model I wanted. In Belgium I sat down and spoke with the sales person, laying out the exact spec I wanted. As chance would have it, h...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sat Sep 10, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 11974
Views: 888007

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

For as long as I can remember, the Russian armed forces were always considered second best in the world. Turns out they’re only second best in Ukraine.

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours
Replies: 56
Views: 25576

Re: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours

I’ve only ever experienced a pressurisation event once, and that was as a crew member. We were climbing out of somewhere, having passed FL180 when the alarm went off. As per SOP, before anybody could reach for the QRH the skipper yelled “MASKS ON” and we all went for the quick-dons. Next step was a ...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Sep 04, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours
Replies: 56
Views: 25576

Citation Crash - Baltic Sea - No contact for hours

https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/ost/privatjet-befaras-ha-stortat-i-ostersjon A Cessna Citation IISP (551) has crashed into the Baltic Sea ENE of Gotland. Took off from southern Spain at around 15:00 with destination Cologne in Germany. Was uncontactable, overflew Cologne at FL350 and continued on ...

Jump to post
by B777LRF
Sun Sep 04, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: On Hanover Street in Boston, there is a post office...
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

Re: On Hanover Street in Boston, there is a post office...

You lost me at the point where Hannover was spelled incorrectly.

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 63