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by my235
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Multiple Stop Flight.
Replies: 33
Views: 4806

RE: Longest Multiple Stop Flight.

Im talking a booked flight from sim to zam, but the scheduled flight has long layovers at multiple stops. I'm looking on sites now for flights from NYC to the middle of nowhere south pacific and the length is 58hrs total time. A couple years back I did a similar search and found one that was 74hrs t...

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by my235
Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest Multiple Stop Flight.
Replies: 33
Views: 4806

Longest Multiple Stop Flight.

What is the longest multiple stop flight anyone has heard of? Can be multiple airlines of course, and longest can be duration and/or length.

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by my235
Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sydney Airport
Replies: 6
Views: 4215

Sydney Airport

Why on green Earth did Sydney Australia build their International airport out into Botany Bay??

To be closer to city I presume but the cost of building father away outside city limits rather than having to build out into water would seem to make more sense.

I've always wondered....

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by my235
Fri May 30, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Contrail Vortices
Replies: 18
Views: 6779

RE: A380 Contrail Vortices

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jetmech" class="quote" target="_blank">jetmech</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>The entire trailing edge of a lift producing...

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by my235
Tue May 27, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Contrail Vortices
Replies: 18
Views: 6779

A380 Contrail Vortices

I live in Vermont under the flight path of a number of A380 flights. I've noticed that when they leave contrails they are a lot of times thin and concentrated. This clip shows what i'm getting at. Are the outboard engines close to the wingtip that it creates the vortex? A380's are the only ones i've...

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by my235
Fri May 03, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Air Cargo B744 Down In Bagram Part 2
Replies: 220
Views: 58847

RE: National Air Cargo B744 Down In Bagram Part 2

Why hasn't the fact that according to an unconfirmed claim, a crew member was heard on VHF air-band radio reporting that some of the load of five heavy military vehicles in the cargo hold had shifted, made more news??

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by my235
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wynn Resorts To Get First G-650
Replies: 25
Views: 4064

RE: Wynn Resorts To Get First G-650

Not as pretty as a G550. I wish they would have kept a similar cockpit window design.

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by my235
Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Service To Zanesville Ohio(ZZV)
Replies: 13
Views: 2729

RE: Airline Service To Zanesville Ohio(ZZV)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/n797mx" class="quote" target="_blank">n797mx</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>The tetrahedron could be taken out though...</...

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by my235
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 787 First Revenue Flight Underway
Replies: 43
Views: 19526

RE: United 787 First Revenue Flight Underway

I like that Flightaware has it listed as a 739.  

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by my235
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: That Older Widebody Smell?
Replies: 15
Views: 4458

RE: That Older Widebody Smell?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lemmy" class="quote" target="_blank">Lemmy</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>stale cigarette smoke</i></font></td></tr></tabl...

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by my235
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Pacific’s(Fiji Airways) New A330′s
Replies: 51
Views: 21323

RE: Air Pacific’s(Fiji Airways) New A330′s

Yes! Designs on nacelles are where it's at!!   I think it needs palm branch on there somewhere.

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by my235
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 767 Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 20993

RE: The 767 Thread

I'll break the 767 loving streak. It's 30yr old tech. I find it sad that the Human race is not able to progress faster as it's hampered by coin. (I still love it though)  

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by my235
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM Narrowly Avoids Crash Landing @ JFK
Replies: 44
Views: 27033

RE: TAM Narrowly Avoids Crash Landing @ JFK

I love how the Post dramatized the hell out of that story. I guess thats their job.

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by my235
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD82 Yellow Triangles On Wing
Replies: 11
Views: 7192

RE: MD82 Yellow Triangles On Wing

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AAR90" class="quote" target="_blank">AAR90</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>AA helped develop a "heater blanket"</i></font><...

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by my235
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa... Clean Airplanes!
Replies: 53
Views: 24030

RE: Lufthansa... Clean Airplanes!

Such a proud looking airplane at the 0:45min mark.

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by my235
Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air Accident In Anchorage
Replies: 28
Views: 16973

RE: Southern Air Accident In Anchorage

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AF1624" class="quote" target="_blank">AF1624</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> the pilots can't control braking pressure cor...

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by my235
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: An Explanation For These Engine Differences?
Replies: 11
Views: 6185

RE: An Explanation For These Engine Differences?

I like the spinners on most Lufthansa's 747's. It's all white with a black center circle with a black swoosh out of it like this: <center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=98740&filename=phpmiis0J.png" target="_blank"><...

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by my235
Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: An Explanation For These Engine Differences?
Replies: 11
Views: 6185

RE: An Explanation For These Engine Differences?

One spinner is painted and the other is not?

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by my235
Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thrust Reverse Noise.
Replies: 17
Views: 8877

Thrust Reverse Noise.

Thrust reverse noise from modern high bypass turbofans is as loud as it is because the bypass air is no longer surrounding and muffling the hot center jet exhaust. Am I correct?

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by my235
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very Long Flights For Cargo Jets - Economical?
Replies: 28
Views: 8419

RE: Very Long Flights For Cargo Jets - Economical?

With ultra premium cargo I'm sure it's economical.

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by my235
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About A380 Landings.
Replies: 47
Views: 22683

Questions About A380 Landings.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ulfinator" class="quote" target="_blank">ulfinator</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>I can't find the thread now but there wa...

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by my235
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Effect Of Bogie Tilt On Landing
Replies: 17
Views: 12395

RE: Effect Of Bogie Tilt On Landing

It's really the same reason landings are softer if you don't land on the nose gear and bounce I think. The landing gear should have "flare" to it.

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by my235
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: P&W Vacuum Cleaner Noise At Idle
Replies: 8
Views: 4307

RE: P&W Vacuum Cleaner Noise At Idle

I hear it all the time when the A300F use break-away thrust after being pushed back. They have P&W's. Love it!

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by my235
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 Wing Repairs?
Replies: 16
Views: 13614

RE: SQ A380 Wing Repairs?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/22886" class="quote" target="_blank">22886</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i> this is what the repairs look like on <acrony...

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by my235
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A380 Wing Repairs?
Replies: 16
Views: 13614

RE: SQ A380 Wing Repairs?

I wonder what the Qantas 380 wing loks like after getting repaired from the uncontained engine.?

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by my235
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN News: 10 Top Airport Lounges
Replies: 27
Views: 13202

RE: CNN News: 10 Top Airport Lounges

I found the Helsinki Airport as a whole to be splendid. But the tier leading to the lounge was warehouse-like.

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by my235
Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No More White Cadet Pilots For South African Airways?
Replies: 44
Views: 12115

RE: No More White Cadet Pilots For South African Airways?

It's sort of a reverse discrimination in an odd way. I personally would feel like a dog being thrown a bone. Awful.

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by my235
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alaska 737 Flap Damage: A "repair"?
Replies: 30
Views: 17816

RE: Alaska 737 Flap Damage: A "repair"?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ptrjong" class="quote" target="_blank">ptrjong</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>walking by passengers at the check-in counte...

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by my235
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA Plane Crash In Idaho -Cockpit Video- *Graphic*
Replies: 69
Views: 33799

RE: GA Plane Crash In Idaho -Cockpit Video- *Graphic*

I got my PPL while flying out of Glenwood Springs, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> airport. Elevation @ 5900msl. I learned what density altitude means the hard way and the sinking feeling of seeing telephone poles getting closer. Something tells me this guy took off with a t...

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by my235
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About The A330F
Replies: 4
Views: 4969

RE: Question About The A330F

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/trex8" class="quote" target="_blank">trex8</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>This makes it easier for loading the freight.</i...

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by my235
Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Momentum
Replies: 29
Views: 7318

RE: Takeoff Momentum

The reason I posted this is i'm out on the ramp at <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> and watch 8 or 9 heavy freighters depart every evening (767, A300, MD10, <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11) Each one, especially the <acronym title="Air...

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by my235
Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Momentum
Replies: 29
Views: 7318

RE: Takeoff Momentum

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Starlionblue" class="quote" target="_blank">Starlionblue</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I can't believe I wrote that. What...

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by my235
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff Momentum
Replies: 29
Views: 7318

Takeoff Momentum

I'm sure people have noticed a lot of times 30secs or so after takeoff, the airplane (mostly larger jets) will "settle" and you get a sinking feeling. This is caused by the loss of forward momentum built up from the takeoff roll correct? Crazy question: What if large airliners would continue to "mom...

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by my235
Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First VS A346 Withdrawn From Fleet.
Replies: 68
Views: 26674

RE: First VS A346 Withdrawn From Fleet.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/spiritair97" class="quote" target="_blank">spiritair97</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Lets hope the 343s stay in the fleet...

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by my235
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not A Full Double Decker 747?
Replies: 95
Views: 36323

RE: Why Not A Full Double Decker 747?

One simple answer...It would look absolutely positively butt-ugly.

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by my235
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ-200 Nose Down Attitude, Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 9651

RE: CRJ-200 Nose Down Attitude, Why?

Nothing beats the <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-76 (that has slats!) at nose down attitude landings. <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/><a href="http://youtu.be/cclH8ZSDVOM" target="_...

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by my235
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: New Livery For 787s
Replies: 136
Views: 38562

RE: UA: New Livery For 787s

Light gray belly please

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by my235
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia Japan Revised Livery
Replies: 13
Views: 8873

RE: Air Asia Japan Revised Livery

IMO ".com" should never be included in a livery. Looks cheap like a billboard.

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by my235
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lights Off Policy On US Carriers-why?!
Replies: 19
Views: 7041

RE: Lights Off Policy On US Carriers-why?!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CoachClass" class="quote" target="_blank">CoachClass</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>The thing that gets me is the absolute...

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by my235
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Airbus Aircraft Seem To Be Kneeling?
Replies: 33
Views: 13292

RE: Why Do Airbus Aircraft Seem To Be Kneeling?

Airbuses also seem to be trimmed back more (nose up pitch) when on short final.

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by my235
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Has To Sit Next To A Dead Person
Replies: 40
Views: 23974

RE: Woman Has To Sit Next To A Dead Person

I was in EMT school recently. The instructor flew with the local medivac chopper. He said they never had a deceased soul on board. Death was always declared at the hospital or on land.

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by my235
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ultra Long Range
Replies: 69
Views: 9639

RE: Ultra Long Range

I would say today's technology is easily capable of producing a plane that can fly half way around the World economically. We are going to have to start flying S..L..O..W..E..R...The speed at which we travel in today's commercial aircraft is very fast compared to almost any other form of transportat...

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by my235
Sat May 19, 2012 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A343 Climbs On Overspeed Warning
Replies: 49
Views: 37405

RE: Air France A343 Climbs On Overspeed Warning

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aaexecplat" class="quote" target="_blank">aaexecplat</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Unreal. The level of ineptitude displa...

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by my235
Mon May 14, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Urges Boeing To Move Fast On 777
Replies: 42
Views: 25927

RE: Emirates Urges Boeing To Move Fast On 777

If/when Emirates stumbles, the effects will reverberate through out aviation.

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by my235
Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui: Ia Orana Half Way Around The World
Replies: 71
Views: 31359

RE: Air Tahiti Nui: Ia Orana Half Way Around The World

Thank you for such a well written and positive report! Too many are negative.

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by my235
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KU A343 To JFK
Replies: 1
Views: 3727

KU A343 To JFK

Kuwait has brought the A343 back to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>! Glad to see that! That is all.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="...

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by my235
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reducing Parasitic Drag
Replies: 5
Views: 6216

RE: Reducing Parasitic Drag

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BMI727" class="quote" target="_blank">BMI727</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>The main difficulties lie in making such a sys...

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by my235
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reducing Parasitic Drag
Replies: 5
Views: 6216

Reducing Parasitic Drag

What if to reduce parasitic drag associated with an aircraft in flight, you took the same principle of an air hockey table and placed many small holes with air being pumped out of them at the nose and tail of the aircraft?

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by my235
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Curved Windshields On The A380?
Replies: 23
Views: 13312

Why No Curved Windshields On The A380?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KELPkid" class="quote" target="_blank">KELPkid</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Always an aircraft designer's number one pri...

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by my235
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Downgraded To 3 Stars?
Replies: 89
Views: 20841

RE: Virgin Atlantic Downgraded To 3 Stars?

Why they have not improved their website is beyond me. It looks like it's 3yrs old!

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