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by goinv
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Etops And Wind
Replies: 5
Views: 3577

Etops And Wind

Hopefully a very simple question to answer. Does the wind strength and direction at any given time affect ETOPS ? For example :- Today I could be ETOPS 60 and, because of favourable winds, be allowed to be 400 miles from a suitable airfield Tomorrow the winds have changed and I now need to fly withi...

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by goinv
Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overspeed Danger?
Replies: 4
Views: 6607

Overspeed Danger?

I ask my question on this basic premise :- A flow of air molecules around the wings keeps the airplane aloft. Too few air molecules and the plane stalls. Today, using flight simulator my speed envelope (is that the right phrase?) was something like 250Knts - 300Knts. This was at 37000 feet. The way ...

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by goinv
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Type Of Aeroplane - Thomson
Replies: 3
Views: 7663

RE: What Type Of Aeroplane - Thomson

Thanks folks.

Looks like I will be flying on an A321 - the seat maps match what Thomson have told us.

This will be first time on an A321

Thanks for the links to the other websites.

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by goinv
Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Type Of Aeroplane - Thomson
Replies: 3
Views: 7663

What Type Of Aeroplane - Thomson

We have just booked tickets to Lapland from Manchester (UK) with Thomson. All the information that I had pointed to the aircraft being a 737-800. I have just chosen the seats on-line. It is offering a 3+3 configuration with 37 seat rows. Other operators that use the 737-800 have only 32-33 seat rows...

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by goinv
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Toxic Fumes On Aircraft. How Common?
Replies: 18
Views: 10256

RE: Toxic Fumes On Aircraft. How Common?

No idea what caused it but during both instances that my wife and I have flown with jet2.com (737-300) we have suffered breathing problems both during and after the flight.

We've both used 737-300 aircraft from other airlines (last trip Sep 2011) and never had a problem

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by goinv
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 1959: No Ticket Needed To Board
Replies: 28
Views: 12769

RE: Continental 1959: No Ticket Needed To Board

There was something in a Sunday newspaper a few weeks ago about <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> who used to accept payment on board their "shuttle" services in the '70's. It mentioned that passengers used to pick up their food at the gate as, quite often, there was insufficient time fo...

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by goinv
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Deck Conditions
Replies: 36
Views: 6230

Flight Deck Conditions

I work in the UK on board trains and spend a significant amount of my day in the driving cab. Even though the trains are only about 5 years old they are seeing a lot of wear and tear - and some abuse. The driving cabs are limited to drivers/guards and have no public access - yet some trains have alm...

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by goinv
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada Strike
Replies: 1
Views: 4419

Air Canada Strike

We are due to make four flights with Air Canada over the course of the next three weeks.

The strike on 14th June. Was it a one day strike on is it carrying on indefinately?

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by goinv
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Type Rating And Different Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 6009

RE: Aircraft Type Rating And Different Airlines

My wife went on the Fear Of Flying Course yesterday. The course was run by Virgin Atlantic. O-Board were <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> pilots and <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> cabin crew. However, they were only there ...

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by goinv
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada In-Flight Entertainment
Replies: 6
Views: 7119

RE: Air Canada In-Flight Entertainment

Thanks for your help guys. It looks like IFE (especially the mapping system) is hit and miss but seems to be working in the majority of instances.

Eight weeks to go.....

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by goinv
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada In-Flight Entertainment
Replies: 6
Views: 7119

Air Canada In-Flight Entertainment

I have four AC flights booked. Does their in-flight entertainment system include moving maps so you can see where you are, how high and how fast ?

We are booked on to 1 x A333, 2 x E195, 1 x B767 if this helps

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by goinv
Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Type Rating And Different Airlines
Replies: 8
Views: 6009

Aircraft Type Rating And Different Airlines

If you have an aircraft type rating - lets say a B737-300. Can you fly that aircraft irrespective of the airline. The reason for asking is :- I have booked my wife on a fear of flying course at Manchester in April. They charter an aircraft (B737 or A319/320) during the course and take everyone on a ...

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by goinv
Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS9.1 Patch
Replies: 5
Views: 10260

RE: FS9.1 Patch

Damed computers. Now I have downloaded and installed the pathc. When I try to install it again it says that Fs9.1 is already installed.

I try to install an add-on and it tells me that it needs FS9.1 to continue. It says that I only have Fs9.0

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by goinv
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS9.1 Patch
Replies: 5
Views: 10260

RE: FS9.1 Patch

Thanks ever so much. I'd looked at Microsoft and Googled it. I was searching for FS2004 patch. Thanks once again.

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by goinv
Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS9.1 Patch
Replies: 5
Views: 10260

FS9.1 Patch

I've just had to format my <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> and I've lost the pathc to upgrade Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. At the moment mine is FS9 - I need to upgrade to FS9.1. Some of my add-ons won't work without this patch. Any idea where ...

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by goinv
Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FS9/FSX: Where Are You Flying At The Moment?
Replies: 262
Views: 36337

RE: FS9/FSX: Where Are You Flying At The Moment?

PMDG 737-700 with Wiglets flying from Plam Beach International to Eldorado Intl (Bogota). 40 mins to go.

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by goinv
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Without Fear Courses
Replies: 1
Views: 2532

Flying Without Fear Courses

Hi,

Thinking of booking my wife on a flying without fear course run by Virgin Atlantic in the UK. The course includes a 45 minutes flight. Any idea what plane they will use?

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by goinv
Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No Rotate?
Replies: 25
Views: 4426

No Rotate?

Sorry - I couldn't think of a more appropriate title. You're in control of a passenger jet which is stationary at the start of a runway of infinate length. No flaps are selected and then you select full thrust. Would the aircraft take off on it's own accord once the flow of air across the wings is s...

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by goinv
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turn Left Heading 185
Replies: 31
Views: 9374

RE: Turn Left Heading 185

But surely, if I leave Heathow heading 270 ( lets say this is the direct heading to Washington) and there is a southernly wind, I will end up in New York?

So if ATC send me on a heading of 185 degrees I may end up further left or right of where they intend to send me.

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by goinv
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada Reservations
Replies: 4
Views: 4386

RE: Air Canada Reservations

Thanks for the repsonse. Opodo & Expedia only allow threee flight segments to be booked. I'm making four.

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by goinv
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turn Left Heading 185
Replies: 31
Views: 9374

Turn Left Heading 185

You flying a commercial airliner. ATC give you an instruction to head a certain direction - lets say 185 degrees. However there is a wind factor. Do you head 185 degrees but then let the wind blow you to say heading 180 or do you head actually 190 degrees so that, after the wind component, you will ...

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by goinv
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Flight...what Airplane And Airline?
Replies: 134
Views: 14987

RE: Your First Flight...what Airplane And Airline?

Mine was Paris to Heathrow. British Airways B757. I knew you had to go fast down the runway - but was amazed at how fast you actually went - especially the accelleration. My wife was s**tting herself. I was by the window. We took off and I was trying to comfort her. I looked out of the window as tho...

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by goinv
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada Reservations
Replies: 4
Views: 4386

Air Canada Reservations

I am in the process of booking flights with Air Canada. When I input 1 person the fare is £511. When I ask for two people (the number travelling) is states £1400 (£700 each). My understanding of this is that there is only 1 x £511 fare left. Does Air Canada's website let you choose the seat you want...

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by goinv
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic Flight Prices
Replies: 3
Views: 2959

Transatlantic Flight Prices

I'm planning a trip to the USA next June - my first trip there in ten years. I've been keeping an eye on prices as the booking systems gradually opened for reservations - but for travel next June the prices seem atronomical compared to May. I'd like to fly to the east coast. Have a stop-over and the...

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by goinv
Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Captain's Decision
Replies: 2
Views: 3075

The Captain's Decision

I work on the UK railways as a guard. Technically the train that I am working on is "my train". I can delay the train, cancel the train, decides who boards, ask people to leave and ensure that everyone on board acts in an appropriate manner. However, I find increasingly that my decisions are questio...

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by goinv
Wed Apr 01, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breathlessness In Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 36023

RE: Breathlessness In Flight

No, I'm not a journalist. Yes I have seen reports in the papers. If the aircraft was starting to develop a "fault" then surely it is too much of a coincidence that the flight we took in Nov '07 and then the fligh last weekend both had aircraft that were developing a fault. I suppose there is no logi...

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by goinv
Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breathlessness In Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 36023

RE: Breathlessness In Flight

Thanks or all of your responses. Just to give you an update....my wife has started to feel better - 48 hours after landing. It took me about six hours to get back to normal. I don't think that there is a medical problem, why would be both feel the same? Also, we have flown on other operators 737-300...

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by goinv
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breathlessness In Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 36023

RE: Breathlessness In Flight

Thanks for the replies guys but why should we only be affected on this plane. We had no trouble the day before on the outward journey.

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by goinv
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Breathlessness In Flight
Replies: 24
Views: 36023

Breathlessness In Flight

Eighteen months ago I took a flight on Jet2.com. About an hour into the two hour flight I started to get breathless and start to gulp air - it felt as though my airways were becoming restricted. At the time I was in row 11 and the flight crew moved me to the back (row 26) to keep an eye on me. Once ...

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by goinv
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: English Fish And Chips
Replies: 77
Views: 5326

RE: English Fish And Chips

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by goinv
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Is The Best U.K Low Cost Carrier?
Replies: 12
Views: 9408

RE: Which Is The Best U.K Low Cost Carrier?

I would vote for Jet2.com !

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by goinv
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Load Your Own Baggage - Would It Work?
Replies: 9
Views: 3782

Load Your Own Baggage - Would It Work?

OK - so strictly speaking you wouldn't load your own hold bags on to the plane but would this work... 1) you arrive at the airport and report to check-in. 2) you go to a security point, with all of your luggage - cabin and hold baggage. 3) this is weighed and screened. 4) you proceed to a secure are...

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by goinv
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Prefer Long Haul Or Short Haul In FSX?
Replies: 44
Views: 34453

RE: Prefer Long Haul Or Short Haul In FSX?

I use FS9 all the time with FSPassengers and my journeys mimic those of easyJet. So I could fly a short Luton to Edinburgh or a long Gatwick to Sharm El Sheik. I always fly from the airport that I have just landed at and always use a 737-700 made by PMDG.

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by goinv
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In-flight Medical Emergencies - Costs
Replies: 16
Views: 5178

RE: In-flight Medical Emergencies - Costs

Maybe the money they saved in fuel, more than payed for cost of the oxygen  Smile

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by goinv
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In-flight Medical Emergencies - Costs
Replies: 16
Views: 5178

RE: In-flight Medical Emergencies - Costs

My wife and I flew to Nice from Leeds/Bradford last October with Jet2.com About one hour into the 2 hour flight my wife had a fit and the flight attendants supplied bottled oxygen to her. We got priority landing at Nice but never had to divert. Jet2.com were superb and we got met at the gate my para...

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by goinv
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windows XP & Modem/Router
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

RE: Windows XP & Modem/Router

Just had that idea - about to give it a go - thanks

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by goinv
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Windows XP & Modem/Router
Replies: 4
Views: 2193

Windows XP & Modem/Router

I have just changed the operatig system on my <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> from Vista to <acronym title="NEW: Xtra Airways (USA) and OLD: Casino Express (USA)">XP</acronym>. I connect to the internet using an ethernet cable and a modem router. S...

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by goinv
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Opinions On Anyone Using FS-X? Pros-Cons?
Replies: 17
Views: 10616

RE: Your Opinions On Anyone Using FS-X? Pros-Cons?

At the moment my time using Flight Simulator has dwindled to almost nothing since FSX came out. With FS9 I could get decent frame rates and flew the PMDG 737 with FSPassengers. Now I have a new <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> with 4GB RAM and 640Mb...

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by goinv
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Norton Go Back
Replies: 1
Views: 1340

Norton Go Back

In the good old days when I had Windows <acronym title="NEW: Xtra Airways (USA) and OLD: Casino Express (USA)">XP</acronym> I had a program called Norton Go Back. Basically it would take a snapshot of your hard drive every so often. If something happened - you could rewind your <acronym title="Air F...

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by goinv
Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Catching The Wrong Flight?
Replies: 16
Views: 3150

Catching The Wrong Flight?

Have you ever been on the wrong flight or heard of anyone who has. Yesterday I had a short trip from Manchester (UK) to Dublin with Ryanair. On the return journey (18:10 departure), the woman sat in front of me pressed the button to call a flight attendant about half way through the flight. It took ...

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by goinv
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avro RJ Exclusive Routes In Europe
Replies: 26
Views: 4693

RE: Avro RJ Exclusive Routes In Europe

Inverness to London Gatwick on FlyBe

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by goinv
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have A Idea That Will Help Women Save The Planet
Replies: 12
Views: 2915

I Have A Idea That Will Help Women Save The Planet

In most of the world we are very lucky to have toilet facilities - with flush systems and running water. But stop - think how much water is wasted everytime we flush a toilet. The male of the species is blessed by being able to use Urinals which use far less water. However everytime a woman goes to ...

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by goinv
Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Build A New PC For FSX - Advice Needed
Replies: 18
Views: 19111

RE: Build A New PC For FSX - Advice Needed

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by goinv
Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Build A New PC For FSX - Advice Needed
Replies: 18
Views: 19111

RE: Build A New PC For FSX - Advice Needed

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by goinv
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Build A New PC For FSX - Advice Needed
Replies: 18
Views: 19111

RE: Build A New PC For FSX - Advice Needed

This set up is almost identical to mine. I have 4Gb of DDR800 RAM and a Core 2 Duo 6600 processor. In built up areas I struggle to get fluid scenes and frame rates in the double figures in built up areas like NYC. I have just upgraded to 64bit Vista and am still trying to work out if there has been ...

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by goinv
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Network Changes
Replies: 105
Views: 10578

RE: Ryanair Network Changes

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by goinv
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Network Changes
Replies: 105
Views: 10578

RE: Ryanair Network Changes

I flew Inverness to Liverpool in March (a Thursday). I don't know if it was a one off but load factor was 100%

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by goinv
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet Route - Iceland?
Replies: 7
Views: 5981

Easyjet Route - Iceland?

http://www.easyjet.com/EN/routemap/

have a look at their route map - where is the destination in the top right hand corner ?

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by goinv
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FSX Rewards
Replies: 1
Views: 5682

FSX Rewards

Hi,

Just curious as to how others are doing with the missions in FSX.

Just counted that I have earned 29 rewards so far - how many rewards do you have ?

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by goinv
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice Airport Railway Station?
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

RE: Nice Airport Railway Station?

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