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by iRISH251
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 173
Views: 18505

Re: Irish 7/19

https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/search/label/8887
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The future EI-LRA made its first flight this morning. The 26th has been quoted as planned delivery date but this could change. https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/search/label/8887

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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 173
Views: 18505

Re: Irish 7/19

Shannon today celebrates 80 years as a passenger airport. On July 11, 1939, a Belgian airliner, tri-motor Sabena Davoia Marchetti S-73, landed on the newly-opened and then named Rineanna airfield. Soon after it became known as Shannon Airport and its development sparked an economic transformation o...

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by iRISH251
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/19
Replies: 173
Views: 18505

Re: Irish 7/19

shamrock321 wrote:
What’s the story with the AC YUL service? I haven’t seen it on Flightradar24 at all and I can’t seem to find a schedule on the Air Canada website?


Google AC818 and you will find it.

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by iRISH251
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian planes in Venezuela
Replies: 9
Views: 3861

Re: Russian planes in Venezuela

Depending on weather and range consideration, a stop in either Gander, the Azores or North Africa would be possibilities. Shannon unlikely in this day and age.

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by iRISH251
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26912

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

OA260 wrote:
EINA320 wrote:
Interesting to note that the EI380/1 from SNN-LHR will be operated by the A321LR from 29th March.


I predict an influx of Avgeeks at SNN for these flights and photos ;) One way to drum up some extra business !



I doubt it - DUB is the place to see virtually all of the EI fleet on any given day.

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by iRISH251
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...
Replies: 226
Views: 26912

Re: Irish 6/19: Dublin's bubblin' ...

Travel chaos at Dublin Airport as six inbound Aer Lingus flights cancelled and others delayed Flights from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London City Airport, Birmingham, Frankfurt, and Munich were cancelled Passengers travelling to Dublin Airport this evening are facing disruption as a number of...

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by iRISH251
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?
Replies: 13
Views: 2255

Re: LH412 6/20/2019 -diverted, why?

Most likely the man will be tried in an Irish Court and, if found guilty, subject to whatever penalty the judge hands down. Anything else is up to the airline.

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by iRISH251
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Attribution Rules in UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1992

Re: Attribution Rules in UK

Adrian Balch is a well-known British photographer and historian and I doubt he would have knowingly infringed another photographer's copyright. He is active on a couple of UK internet forums, including this one, so if you post a query there you might manage to contact him. https://forum.keypublishin...

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by iRISH251
Mon May 27, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25691

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

Was 28 operating with a displaced threshold last night? I was on the apron at about 7.30-8 and noticed a number of aircraft, including the EK 777, landing quite long. Any idea of why this might have been? I'm not sure what specific works are being carried out but this is a regular feature in the ev...

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by iRISH251
Thu May 23, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!
Replies: 181
Views: 25691

Re: Irish 5/19: Summer is a comin' in!

DC-3 N8336C currently over Lough Neagh inbound Weston. It's one of several DC-3s arriving in the UK from the USA this week for the "Dakotas over Normandy" event.

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by iRISH251
Wed May 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye BAC 1-11!
Replies: 85
Views: 10871

Re: Goodbye BAC 1-11!

worldranger wrote:
I paxed from SNN to LGW on one in summer ‘99. Can’t remember the airline ( ‘was it Eirjet? Anyone?).

She was a looker but...Shake, rattle and roll.


AB Shannon, I'd say.

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by iRISH251
Tue May 07, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?
Replies: 44
Views: 8187

Re: How big was Aeroflot in the 80's?

This bring me a question: When SU was flying through SNN for refueling between JFK and SVO, did any passenger embark or disembark in SNN? So in other words was one allowed by buy a ticket on SU just to fly, for example, JFK-SNN and back to JFK? I don't think so because I don't think that during com...

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by iRISH251
Thu May 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations
Replies: 29
Views: 5988

Re: Bombardier to sell Belfast operations

There are a load of ways this could swing. >> With Brexit on the horizon, a deal for NI (or United Ireland in event of post-Brexit border poll) could leave Shorts as the only (commercial jet) wing manufacturing plant within the EU single market. A belief that a united Ireland is just over the horiz...

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by iRISH251
Wed May 01, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minor collision at EMA Apr 30
Replies: 6
Views: 1947

Re: Minor collision at EMA Apr 30

The airline's PR statement is disingenuous. I don't think a pilot of a taxiing aircraft is somehow absolved of responsibility just because he/she was operating in line with ATC clearance. ATC "instructions" are not absolute, in the sense that if it is not wise or safe to comply, pilots wil...

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by iRISH251
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aer Lingus' 747s at LHR
Replies: 9
Views: 1986

Re: Aer Lingus' 747s at LHR

Aer Lingus's 747s were not as heavily utilised as today's long-haul EI fleet, especially in wintertime. As well as occasional substitution for smaller aircraft on scheduled services at peak periods, they were at times used on IT charters to places like Las Palmas and Faro.

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by iRISH251
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward
Replies: 193
Views: 24110

Re: Irish 3/19: Marching skyward

Aer Lingus drops mandatory make-up rule for cabin crew Aer Lingus has confirmed that its female cabin crew will no longer be required to wear make-up or skirts as part of new uniform rules. The airline, which announced a rebranding earlier this year, will introduce new uniforms later this year whic...

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by iRISH251
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/19
Replies: 167
Views: 20268

Re: Irish 2/19

I asked this before but stupidly i did not tag the reply. Anyone remember OS / VO flights to Dublin? I remember OS to Dublin but VO I'm not sure. I think either Salzburg or Innsbruck Any info will be appreciated Thanks Tyrolean operated scheduled service VIE-DUB with Fokker 70s. I know as I travell...

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by iRISH251
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 38857

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

CarbonFibre wrote:
The Cityjet liveried examples are also now stored.


Three are in DUB and two in SNN. I think the sixth is in Italy and has been there for some time.

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by iRISH251
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29430

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

Beware of reports like this. A FR24 playback confirms that no scheduled pax or cargo flights operated to or from DUB on the 25th or 26th. Someone may have looked at what tracking websites predicted, based on normal schedules. A Swedish Cessna Citation (SE-RLT) arrived at DUB on about 1945 on Christ...

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by iRISH251
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!
Replies: 198
Views: 29430

Re: Irish 1/19 : New year, new ... us!

These were the only two flights to leave Dublin Airport on Christmas Day Dublin Airport traditionally closes its doors on Christmas Day The two were cargo planes and no passengers were onboard. The first was at 5:45am, a Bluebird Nordic flight headed for Reykjavik and then an ASL Airlines Belgium p...

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by iRISH251
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain
Replies: 221
Views: 27059

Re: Irish 11/18: Sciathain na Samhain

https://newsroom.aviator.aero/ethiopian ... -via-lome/
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Ethiopian's ADD-LAX service will route via Lomé, with traffic rights, from 17 December, so it won't be using DUB even as a technical stop. https://newsroom.aviator.aero/ethiopian ... -via-lome/

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by iRISH251
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying
Replies: 260
Views: 28515

Re: Irish 10/18: Fourth quarter flying

Why extend ADD - MAD to DUB, when ADD - DUB is being kept? Will ADD - DUB be limited to ADD - LAX passengers, making DUB merely a technical stop, as it is for the likes of ADD - YYZ? It's all very confusing, and hasn't been communicated well. Cheers, C. The ADD-DUB-LAX and vv service will be a tech...

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by iRISH251
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 3339

Re: LHR - New ATC frequencies

uta999 wrote:
Air North 118.705
Air South 118.505


Heretofore these have been 118.7 and 118.5 respectively.

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by iRISH251
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 367
Views: 33196

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

The DAA are at it again Increasing the size of the airport to cater for 40 million by 2023 - based on the delays to starting the new runway and the usual silly planning delays, the new developments will probably arrive at the same time as the 40 million passengers! Could they not aim for 50 million...

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by iRISH251
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33217

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Nice to see Alitalia back in Dublin again, even if only for the day. The air to air shots of the arrival complimented the Alitalia brand and provided excellent coverage of the arrival and landing. They’re here every few weeks really, their fleet is EI registered and leased, maintenance is often don...

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by iRISH251
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 45
Views: 7064

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

This suits me, to be honest. I fly Ryanair to Dublin many times a year and very seldom need more than a small bag that fits under the seat. I learnt long ago that it was cheaper to buy a few clothing items that I could leave in a spare cupboard at the in-laws rather than pay for luggage on an airli...

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by iRISH251
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 5978

Re: Punchiest airliners

NickWebb wrote:
The BAC 1-11 was a real rocket!!


Only in noise terms, though.

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by iRISH251
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 33217

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

Egypt Air flight diverted to Dublin Airport with medical emergency on board The emergency was declared shortly after 8am An Egypt Air flight has been diverted to Dublin Airport this morning with a suspected medical emergency. Flight MS995 was flying from Cairo to Toronto when the emergency was decl...

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by iRISH251
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High altitude flights by commercial airliners
Replies: 54
Views: 7634

Re: High altitude flights by commercial airliners

As the last 747 Classics ever delivered, the VC-25's were built with the same GE CF6-80 jet engines installed in the early 747-400's. The VC-25's might have been heavy for 742's, but they were lighter than 744's. I am aware of that but it makes no difference at all as the limitation is the ability ...

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by iRISH251
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!
Replies: 253
Views: 24216

Re: Irish 6/18: Eastern Magic!

https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/ ... /VHHH/EIDW
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Skyblue39 wrote:
And.....it’s off. CX301 (B-LRI, A350) has just left HKG for DUB.


https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/ ... /VHHH/EIDW

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by iRISH251
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed
Replies: 76
Views: 20883

Re: Qatar Airways/Air Italy decline paint job of first A330 into new livery, first 737MAX8 painting revealed

I've read elsewhere that an incorrect shade of one of the colours (I don't know which) was used on the A330. It would be hard to discern a difference from the photos.

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by iRISH251
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?
Replies: 21
Views: 1750

Re: Op-Ed: Does the media go too far when it comes to aviation?

It might help if the OP offered his/her own views rather than just posting a link.

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by iRISH251
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only
Replies: 38
Views: 2958

Re: Airlines whose flights begin or terminate at one airport only

IADCA wrote:
Gr8Circle wrote:
SQ, KU, Cargolux?


KU used to operate a number of segments not touching KWI as recently as last fall, but I believe all are now dropped - so that one should be right.


KU operates KWI-SNN-JFK daily, though SNN is a tech-stop only.

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by iRISH251
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?
Replies: 30
Views: 3526

Re: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?

I recall flying on the last EI 707 on its last day in service in 1985 and the captain noted that it was a 100%-thrust take-off (DUB-NOC), which I inferred to mean that full power would not normally be used, on short sectors at any rate. This was of course a turbofan rather than turbojet aircraft.

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by iRISH251
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28156

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

I cant see Ryanair paying business class to fly its pilots to Seattle?! Either way its only 2 seats per week max. Last week they took delivery of multiple aircraft so several crews were involved. I assume the airline has technical staff based at Seattle also, as I think large customers of Boeing te...

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by iRISH251
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ICAO English language proficiency
Replies: 13
Views: 2039

Re: ICAO English language proficiency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=max5aROuhlI


I assume you are including the controller also.
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zrh177 wrote:
I wonder what proficiency these guys had

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=max5aROuhlI


I assume you are including the controller also.

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by iRISH251
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF Hawk crash
Replies: 8
Views: 2372

Re: RAF Hawk crash

As a training aircraft, the Hawk T.1 allows command ejection from the rear seat only (as that is the normal instructor position). Therefore when the aircraft is flown from the front seat the aircraft commander cannot command the ejection of the other occupant.

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by iRISH251
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28156

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Interesting flight on the boards today http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/56D79778-FBA8-4660-9F8D-F60E313EAAD3_zpshzbp8el1.jpg The odd biz jet flight often shows on the arrivals boards. I must the only one with no interest in the new EI uniform, has 0 bearing on how I enjoy a ...

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by iRISH251
Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks
Replies: 236
Views: 28156

Re: Irish 3/18: Snowploughs and Shamrocks

Embraer utilisation while LCY is closed/ operating lower frequency at the weekend. Just seemed like a very low frequency to enter a fairly busy route but I guess they might as well use the Embraers for something at the weekend! Is this not really the selling of seats on what would otherwise be a po...

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by iRISH251
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...
Replies: 258
Views: 24838

Re: Irish 2/18 : thrust set, speed building ...

Hi all, pretty new here! Quick question regarding the construction work for the new runway. I saw that: 'Two new airfield viewing areas were also constructed in addition to the erection of more than 14km of fencing.' Source: http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/02/20/delivering-dublin-airports-north...

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by iRISH251
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US registered freighters in Europe query?
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: US registered freighters in Europe query?

Curious...is the fact that they’re all-cargo why they’re allowed cabotage rights within the EU? (A few 737s are Belgian-registered after the TNT merger.) Noting too curious about it. Even US pax airlines are allowed intra-EU rights. (remember Pan Am, TWA, United, Delta) which maintained Europe base...

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by iRISH251
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR 27R spotting
Replies: 4
Views: 1001

Re: LHR 27R spotting

There are quite a lot of lamp standards that can complicate photography a bit, the nearer to the runway you go. The spot mentioned by airkas1 is not a bad compromise. The road is fairly busy with traffic too so you need to stay safe and stand back from the kerb!

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by iRISH251
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Named Runways
Replies: 27
Views: 2256

Re: Named Runways

Frankfurt's unidirectional and departures-only runway 18 was, in its development period, known as "Startbahn West"; I don't know if this name is still much used.

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by iRISH251
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Help identifying this aircraft (?), where?
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: Help identifying this aircraft (?), where?

F-86 Sabre, I would say.

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by iRISH251
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

IIRC only SNN offer service in Ireland on Christmas Day - a hold over from the days of transatlantic diversions due to engine problems. You probably would have to wade through NOTAMS to confirm this, it is not something highlighted on the airport websites, though it is often mentioned by broadcast ...

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by iRISH251
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 9067

Re: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft

When Malév had been liquidated one could watch all their 737s flying back to the US one behind another on FR24. That chain of birds crossed the pond in the afternoon/early evening of the very same day piloted by Malév crews. Quite a nasty job, I think - just as if they had been forced to dig their ...

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by iRISH251
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

Check out @shaw_geoff’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/shaw_geoff/status/939954672378548224?s=09 Sorry was trying to paste the image in from my phone, rather unsuccessfully, so here's a link to a pic of the 747 in BFS, think Obamas air force one was the last heavy in Belfast, must have taken up the maj...

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by iRISH251
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 24224

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

OA260 wrote:
BA 744 parked at DUB
Yesterday's BA178 JFK-LHR,. A BOS-LHR flight went to BFS last night also.

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by iRISH251
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...
Replies: 217
Views: 29095

Re: Irish 11/17 - China in our hands ...

More less 23.00-05.00 with the odd weekend changes during the winter. They generally try have it back after 04.00 for EI/ET flights but it really just depends on the progress made overnight. 28 in use at 3.30 this morning and no sign that there's been any overnight work. I honestly cannot remember ...

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by iRISH251
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Boeing change 737 tail after the 737-200?
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: Why did Boeing change 737 tail after the 737-200?

From memory, the early 737s had a cable extending from the tail to the front of the fuselage. Why was that there, why did it go away, and when? I think that was a HF radio antenna, which would only have been used by some operators. I assume that integral antennae have superseded these in later vari...

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