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by iRISH251
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues
Replies: 207
Views: 28230

Re: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues

Is it just me or is the colour on the tail of the ATR different to that on the mainline aircraft It's not "just you". Significantly different look. It’s the lighting and camera settings of that particular shot. Looks identical to mainline brand colours in other shots. https://flic.kr/p/2m...

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by iRISH251
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues
Replies: 207
Views: 28230

Re: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues

Eirules wrote:
Is it just me or is the colour on the tail of the ATR different to that on the mainline aircraft


It's not "just you". Significantly different look.

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by iRISH251
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SOP for flap retraction on the KC-135
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

Re: SOP for flap retraction on the KC-135

If you can find it, Robert S Hopkins' book (initial or later edition) on the KC-135 will give you about as much information about the type as any lay reader is likely to want. The accidents section details a number of crashes that, from my recollection, were in part attributable to the marginal perf...

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by iRISH251
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues
Replies: 207
Views: 28230

Re: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues

"For the past ten years, the Government has starved the City of Derry Airport although 40% of the passengers who go through it come from Donegal. It has got no funding from the Government for the past ten years." http://www.derryjournal.com/news/transport/derry-and-donegal-rail-road-and-a...

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by iRISH251
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues
Replies: 207
Views: 28230

Re: Irish 11/21: The resurgence continues

October Saw Almost 1.6 Million Passengers Travel Through Dublin Airport Close to 1.6 Million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in October, a 46% drop when compared to pre-COVID19 levels. http://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/2021/11/04/october-saw-almost-1.6-million-passengers-travel-t...

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by iRISH251
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...
Replies: 271
Views: 33475

Re: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...

Happy that EIUK have completed their first MAN:BGI flight. Too bad the other MAN:BGI flight departs both airports within 20 minutes of the EIUK service!!! I thought it was ironic that the plane almost passed directly over both Dublin and Shannon airports. Why? That's the route from MAN to the North...

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by iRISH251
Wed Oct 20, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...
Replies: 271
Views: 33475

Re: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...

https://www.clare.fm/news/worlds-larges ... n-airport/


Laden with Christmas decorations for the Irish market, apparently.
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IrishTexan wrote:
A rare but occasional visitor to SNN, the AN225, is back to drop off cargo and on the ground until tomorrow morning.
https://www.clare.fm/news/worlds-larges ... n-airport/


Laden with Christmas decorations for the Irish market, apparently.

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by iRISH251
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...
Replies: 271
Views: 33475

Re: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...

This is a bit of a pain . All EI flights transferring from Ireland over Manchester currently there is no airside bag transfer facility at MAN. Short haul flights from Dublin, Cork and Belfast arrive into MAN T1. All checked baggage must be collected on arrival in MAN (T1). Long haul flights from Ma...

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by iRISH251
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2097

Re: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?

boacvc10 wrote:


That's not a real Spitfire - it's a modern light aircraft that only resembles the original! Here is a real one.

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by iRISH251
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...
Replies: 271
Views: 33475

Re: Irish 10/21: Even the darkest night will end ...

Sunday October 10th, 2021: Aer Lingus plans to operate a cargo only A333 DUB-AMS-DUB today: - EI 9604 DUB 08.30 - AMS 11:10 A330-300 Aer Lingus Cargo - EI 9605 AMS 12.40 - DUB 13.25 A330-300 Aer Lingus Cargo https://www.schiphol.nl/en/cargo/flights/arrivals/2021-10-10/ On landing back at DUB the fl...

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by iRISH251
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1246

Re: Airbus A300 - Who's have you flown ?

Olympic (ATH-LHR)

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by iRISH251
Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 40
Views: 1718

Re: Boeing B727 - Whose have you flown?

Delta
Eastern (-200, N8888Z)
TAP (-100C and -200)

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by iRISH251
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

noriom42 wrote:
Regarding the Cork runway works, I've heard that before it will be re-opened they will be testing it by landing an A380 there. Can anyone confirm this? Could it even be remotely true?


What would need to be "tested" by landing an A380?

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by iRISH251
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't IL-62's leading edge design become popular in commercial jets?
Replies: 14
Views: 5129

Re: Why didn't IL-62's leading edge design become popular in commercial jets?

Sort of quite different: They are so tail heavy that on takeoff they need full elevator nose down until rotation speed. Only then the yoke is moved back to neutral which is enough to make it rotate and lift off. IL -62's didn't rotate, they levitated off the runway. In this case the photographer dr...

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by iRISH251
Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Fliplot wrote:
Strange!
I thought ASL would have done well out of covid with freight operations. But maybe not.

The article explains the situation well, I thought. It is about the group as a whole, not just the Irish arm.

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by iRISH251
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why didn't IL-62's leading edge design become popular in commercial jets?
Replies: 14
Views: 5129

Re: Why didn't IL-62's leading edge design become popular in commercial jets?

Have You seen any il62 take off on longhaul? They needed every pound of power and every feet of runway...also approach speed was really high. I have seen many long-haul Il-62 departures and would not characterise the type as having markedly different field performance than, say, a heavily loaded DC...

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by iRISH251
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Correct me if I’m wrong but i think the EI 332s were nearly always used on west coast routes that the 333s couldn’t reach? Because of crew rests and range but the new 333s can fly west coast so there isn’t much of a need for 332s. That was originally the case but in later years, as further A333s we...

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by iRISH251
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Fliplot wrote:
I thought DUB still had two active runways?


It does, but when there is a temporary problem with the runway in use I imagine it is preferable to resolve that if possible. To redirect all traffic to runway 16/34 take a bit of time to organise too.

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by iRISH251
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001
Replies: 36
Views: 9554

Re: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001

AAL101 JFK YQX GANDER AAL49 DFW YQX GANDER AAL63 MIA YQX GANDER AFR004 EWR YQX GANDER AMT7161 BWI YQX GANDER AZA644 EWR YQX GANDER BAW1503 JFK YQX GANDER BAW2193 DFW YQX GANDER BCH3082 DOV YQX GANDER COA23 EWR YQX GANDER COA29 EWR YQX GANDER COA45 EWR YQX GANDER COA5 IAH YQX GANDER DAL 117 ATL YQX ...

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by iRISH251
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

Not sure I follow any of this! If the Government requires the locator form completed, then it should be completed whether people believe it is useful or not! Why cause un-necessary delays and queues! Surely it's easier than not flying at all? Yes it's a requirement, but what's the actual point of i...

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by iRISH251
Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

I agree, the PLF is a waste of time, the airline already have your details should they ever be required. Given most EU countries don't have something similar, it's not surprising many people get to checkin without knowing it is required. Still surprised at Irelands resistance to rapid testing, for ...

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by iRISH251
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm
Replies: 247
Views: 34565

Re: Irish 9/21; Climbing through the storm

kaitak wrote:
- KLM sending 787-9s to DUB for repainting


If this is as per most other 787s that have been repainted at DUB or SNN, it is to address issues with adherence of the paint on the wings only.

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by iRISH251
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021
Replies: 335
Views: 38442

Re: Irish 8/21: Irish Aviation Thread - August 2021

I do know how a management structure works! I just find it interesting that no employee can actually replace an empty hand sanatizer. That explains rhe dirty toilets, food halls and floors too. Might also explain all those walking around the airport, folders under arms and doing nothing! The old ci...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Group Airlines: Existing Aircraft Repaints?
Replies: 52
Views: 8869

Re: Ryanair Group Airlines: Existing Aircraft Repaints?

The flights are all sold as Ryanair anyway, so the wearing of FR livery should not be an issue.

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by iRISH251
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

A wonderful piece of statistical analysis here: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/irish-air-travel-lags-europe-with-just-313-flights-on-sunday-1.4618392 I would have thought that, apart from anything else, the actual number of people travelling would be more relevant than the...

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by iRISH251
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin
Replies: 354
Views: 40818

Re: Irish 7/21: I remember that Summer in Dublin

The departure queuing for 28R will be interesting to see. They will need to operate so as not to lead to congestion in the adjacent ramp area. It looks like two line-up points can be operated, given the length of the runway. The existing 28L will surely remain preferable for most T2 traffic.

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by iRISH251
Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38670

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

From the archives old footage during delays at SNN Airport : Passengers delayed in Shannon Airport by an air traffic strike in Britain are philosophical about the disruption to their travel plans. Passengers travelling to New York, Boston and Miami in the United States of America are delayed in Sha...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38670

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

Ryanair calls on Eamon Ryan to explain why he is failing to reopen Ireland for air travel http://www.joe.ie/amp/news/ryanair-calls-eamon-ryan-explain-failing-reopen-ireland-air-travel-724737 In fairness, Ireland is far from an outlier in the grand EU scheme of things, but I do think the body politi...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38670

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

The first revenue flight of FR's 7M8 (EI-HEN) took place this evening on the DUB-STN route. To much fanfare and excitement Ryanair launches the first commercial Boeing 737-8200 flight from Dublin to Stansted this evening. Enthusiasts gathered near the perimeter roads at Dublin Airport and Stansted ...

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by iRISH251
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain
Replies: 332
Views: 38670

Re: Irish 6/21: Sunshine after the rain

People flying abroad can get free PCR test to avail of Digital Cert People wanting to fly abroad when travel restrictions are lifted next month will be able to get a free PCR test from the HSE to obtain an EU Digital Covid Cert (DCC). http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/people-flying-abroad-can-ge...

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by iRISH251
Mon May 10, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 75 years ago, KLM to New York for the first time
Replies: 12
Views: 19941

Re: 75 years ago, KLM to New York for the first time

Source (in Dutch): The PH-TAR "Rotterdam", which operated this flight, has remained in service with KLM until 1975 when it was retired and scrapped. However another DC-4 (C-54A actually) has been painted in it's colors and can be seen at the Aviodrome aircraft museum in Lelystad, the Neth...

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by iRISH251
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!
Replies: 235
Views: 35159

Re: Irish 4/21: Turbulence!

I think JWT brought in MEA Comets for Rome flights back in the 1960s too!

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by iRISH251
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick
Replies: 11
Views: 2166

Re: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick

I see no good reason for a central stick. All it does is get in the way of some or other instrument. The only logical reason the C17 doesn’t have a side stick is that they were scared they would be accused of admitting Airbus was correct. If you research the development of the C-17, it was already ...

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by iRISH251
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 33729

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

They have also got themselves fixated on this idea that COVID is just a sniffle unless you are elderly or in poor health already. Not entirely untrue. A virus that’s killed <0.5% of the population in a year when flu kills approximately 0.3% annually And fatalities have been confined to that level b...

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by iRISH251
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 33729

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

A rather grim anniversary today: it's the 71st anniversary of the Llandudno air disaster, in which an Avro York, of Airflight, operating a rugby charter from Dublin to Cardiff crashed on approach because the CoG was too far aft, rendering elevators ineffective. 80 out of 83 were lost, making it the...

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by iRISH251
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway
Replies: 208
Views: 33729

Re: Irish 3/21: stuck on the runway

Good afternoon folks and welcome to our third instalment of what has so far proven to be a less than pleasant year for aviation. Here's a link to those with a good stiff brandy in one hand and a mouse in the other - and might feel tempted to look back on the last month: https://www.airliners.net/fo...

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by iRISH251
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary
Replies: 59
Views: 10690

Re: TWA 800 wreckage to be destroyed before 25th anniversary

I'm not sure what the issue is here. There have been thousands of serious aircraft crashes over time and I've never heard it suggested that wreckage should be permanently retained. The attachment of some sort of totemic status to any particular crash is a relatively recent phenomenon and, dare I say...

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by iRISH251
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?
Replies: 29
Views: 8105

Re: Reasons for DC-8 stopping production earlier than the 707?

OUTSTANDING answers! It is interesting to note as well, as a side bar, that the DC-8 was incredibly stretchable, due to a relatively high landing gear system. The original models -10 and -20 easily became the -30, -40, -50, and then the super-stretch -60 series, becoming the -70 series with new eng...

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by iRISH251
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 33343

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

As much as I want life in Ireland to return to normal, I don’t agree with enforced quarantine for anyone landing into the country. It doesn’t even guarantee 100% of cases are caught. Of course travel has contributed to the spread of cases, it has clearly brought the UK / SA variants into the countr...

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by iRISH251
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3459

Re: PHL runway 8

A look at an aerial view will show that there are no threshold and touchdown zone markings on runway 8.

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by iRISH251
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 33343

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

Council hears arguments on Dublin airport night operations I hope sanity prevails on this and that operations are permitted in the 6am to 7am period especially. It's a shame the Government can't just buy the 325 homes and let DUB operate 24/7. Dublin does of course operate H24 and pre-Covid there w...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 33343

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

Lufthansa A343 D-AIGM is en route FRA-DUB as DLH9924. Possibly for painting as that is not a revenue flight number.

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by iRISH251
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?
Replies: 194
Views: 33343

Re: Irish 1/21: What the hell was that!?

Eirules wrote:
So it appears that, for the moment, you’ll only need a PCR test coming into Ireland unless you’re coming from UK & South Africa. Apparently to be reviewed at the end of the month


Expect public health advice re supplementary test (not mandatory) post-arrival also.

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by iRISH251
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: naming protocol for closed L/R runways
Replies: 7
Views: 2101

Re: naming protocol for closed L/R runways

IIRC, at Palma de Mallorca in the 1980s, runway 24L was completed but remained closed for (I think) planning reasons for some years and was used for aircraft parking/storage. The active runway, 24R, was always referred to as such.

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by iRISH251
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31517

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

Any idea what was ei992 from JFK-DUB this morning and why did it fly way over Greenland when EI104 did a normal route which was an hour faster? That is a positioning flight number and the aircraft was EI-DUZ, which operated EI105 on 13 Dec. but did not operate the reciprocal EI104 that night. I ass...

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by iRISH251
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31517

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

https://simpleflying.com/ups-767f-engin ... ublin/amp/


Towed from the hangars to West Apron yesterday afternoon. https://flic.kr/p/2kgEyhq
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EI321 wrote:
I witnessed this incident last week, a UPS 767 engine failure on departure from DUB, surprised it wasn't in the media earlier.

https://simpleflying.com/ups-767f-engin ... ublin/amp/


Towed from the hangars to West Apron yesterday afternoon. https://flic.kr/p/2kgEyhq

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by iRISH251
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Olympic Airways 747s at JFK.
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Olympic Airways 747s at JFK.

https://flic.kr/p/oHEyhA
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Is this what you are looking for? It was taken in 1989. https://flic.kr/p/oHEyhA

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by iRISH251
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 31517

Re: Irish Aviation Thread - December 2020

I expect so. May be these could be registered thus: G- EI for Aer Lingus M for Manchester A, B, C, D for each aircraft in turn Given the preoccupation of using out of sequence registrations. Also throws up what the winter plan is and will they really keep a 4th aircraft on the ground at MAN all sum...

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by iRISH251
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA Boeing 707 December 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 3739

Re: TWA Boeing 707 December 1978

A search of this site's photo database suggests that there were several TWA 707s still wearing the 1960s livery in 1978/9.

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