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by a320fan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 4291

Re: Airliners with air stairs

Ryanair has them on every aircraft and uses them all the time, I've never seen a mobile staircase used on the front door of a Ryanair 737 (not saying it's never happened, just the exception to the rule). One of my recent Ryanair flights the aircraft was parked at a Jetway gate, with the jetway stowe...

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by a320fan
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG Spoiler Settings
Replies: 20
Views: 2464

Re: 737NG Spoiler Settings

They return back to the standard angle when decelerating through 60knots. For what purpose I don't know.

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by a320fan
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

In other news, Cobham have had a little accident whilst taxiing at PER for a FIFO flight. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/passenger-jet-crashes-while-taxiing-at-perth-airport/news-story/356ed2032f44c703e31b36b0429648d2 Oops. Pretty nasty for such an old jet. Also oops to the...

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by a320fan
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Hello everyone! We are going to fly to Australia in September 2019. We are thinking where it is better to rent a car. At the airport or in the city? We are going to Tasmania. How can we get to Launceston quickly and at a reasonable price? How to do it better? Where car rental is cheaper and what is...

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by a320fan
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 5394

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

Melbournes new low cost Terminal 4 uses the late gate announcement policy. The terminal design is one big shopping/food court hall, with the Tiger and Jetstar piers branching off that. There’s only limited basic plastic seating in the piers, no other facilities and the actual gate number only appea...

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by a320fan
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Departure Gate Assignment
Replies: 34
Views: 5394

Re: Airport Departure Gate Assignment

Melbournes new low cost Terminal 4 uses the late gate announcement policy. The terminal design is one big shopping/food court hall, with the Tiger and Jetstar piers branching off that. There’s only limited basic plastic seating in the piers, no other facilities and the actual gate number only appear...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs
Replies: 52
Views: 10528

Re: United makes EWR-LHR exclusively high-J 767-300ERs

767s seem like a small aircraft to use to such a slot constrained and expensive airport as LHR.

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by a320fan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?
Replies: 19
Views: 2911

Re: Where do old/discontinued J class seat products end up?

I Imagine some would end up getting bought by movie/tv studios for use in sets.

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by a320fan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18284

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

Pretty sure the FA copped the laptop on the back of her head. You can see her holding it like someone does when they bump their head, and the other FÃ asks if she’s okay.

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by a320fan
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VERY close shave with BA at Skiathos airport
Replies: 16
Views: 5723

Re: VERY close shave with BA at Skiathos airport

It's been confirmed through the rumour mill there is an internal company investigation going on over this. No matter how short the runway is the crossing height over the threshold should be 50ft. This airport also has a small displaced threshold (which I'm pretty sure they touchdown before) so they ...

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by a320fan
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 24134

Re: Disney launching their own airline?

The Just Disney article linked above has now made the mainstream press, with this article appearing in The Telegraph posting this article which largely seems to be a regurgitation of the Just Disney source, which seems to lack any credibility. The article is mostly behind a paywall so I have no idea...

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by a320fan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA flights to LAS
Replies: 12
Views: 3196

Re: VA flights to LAS

The Flight Centre global gathering was in Vegas that weekend. They regularly charter flights to carry staff to these events.

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by a320fan
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled
Replies: 60
Views: 14167

Re: British Airways flights to Cairo cancelled

What will be interesting is if others cease flights, And why it's only for seven days.

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced
Replies: 38
Views: 6924

Re: Austrian to get 6 of the planned 10 A320s earlier than announced

Thenoflyzone wrote:
Are the Juneyao Airbuses assembled in Tianjin? If so, are there any implications to register them in Europe?

They are both Toulouse builds.

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY9809 TEV to SBD
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: EY9809 TEV to SBD

EY retired their 77L fleet last year and four are stored in San Bernardino, plus one either in Casablanca (last FR24 location) or dismantled in the UK (Airfleets description)

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago today: United 232
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

Re: 30 years ago today: United 232

I honestly thought this crash was further in the past than it is. Turns out I’m out by about a decade. Still before I was born but not by that much.. I remember learning about it when my interest in aviation was still in its infancy. Along with the AA crash in ORD the DC10 was quite a tainted design...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19211

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

I find it most surprising Boeing doesn’t just do quality assurance on their products automatically, without the operator needing to eagle eye over the whole thing. When you’re buying such a safety critical, expensive bit of equipment from one of the leaders in the industry you should expect them to ...

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by a320fan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

I stumbled across a Woolworths ad on tv.. 'Win 1 of 116 holidays to Walt Disney World Florida'. Did a google search and it is a QANTAS operated A380 charter, departing SYD 19/01/2020 and returning to SYD 16/01/2020. It will be plane load full of competition winners :) This QF flight popped up eithe...

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by a320fan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any info on this 77W?
Replies: 23
Views: 5814

Re: Any info on this 77W?

How would a 2011 77W with less than 4000 cycles from a first rate carrier like CX end up on some aircraft listing page?

Doubt it's KPW, She flew on June 24th JFK-YVR-HKG, I suspect she's in maintenance.

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by a320fan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6455

Re: 737-8200?

I expect the Max name to disappear quite quickly once service resumes, and I reallly don’t get this distinguishing the 200 seat config as a separate type, it’s just a -8 with an additional exit. Should U2 designate their A319s with the additional exit as a different type?

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by a320fan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Etihads "buy-on-board"
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: Etihads "buy-on-board"

Etihad seem to be pioneering cheapening the product experience as rapidly as possible. Unless you’re flying a low cost like scoot or Air Asia to Europe Buy on Board is not the norm. Especially for the second meal service. EY have fallen well below their competitors EK, QR, QF, SQ and CX and are now ...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 9540

Re: Someone just bought what's left of WOW Air.

If Indigo partners wanted Wow they would have gone ahead before the airline ceased. The brand would be toxic to relaunch now after such a well publicised shutdown. They’d be better off just starting a Wizzair base in KEF.

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured
Replies: 16
Views: 4633

Re: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured

Reading Australian media reports on the incident it seems the majority of the injured where not wearing seatbelts. I always leave the seatbelt on for the whole flight, and actually get annoyed if the person next to me removes mine as they could then land on me and cause injury. I think there needs t...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 58160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

FJ will suspend SUV-SYD for about 3 months for runway maintenance https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285362/fiji-airways-temporary-suspends-suva-jet-service-july-oct-2019/ Learn something new everyday. Always thought the only jet airport in Fiji was Nadi. How long has SUV-SYD existed...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7455

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. This has to be one of the strangest things I’ve re...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23408

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

As if most businesses were located in city centers... More businesses are located in city centers than near airports. Never said the opposite. But, there are much more businesses outside of city centers than within city centers; meaning you'd still have to go to the train station (which will be qui...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Checked luggage allowances around the world
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Checked luggage allowances around the world

Australia still has one free checked bag max. 23kg on full fat carriers. As you said only on the ‘full service’ brands Qantas and Virgin. I think the reason you see the relative generous inclusions from these airlines compared to the US and EU majors is due to the airlines owning their low cost com...

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by a320fan
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2136

Re: The greatest hotel room ever for aviation geeks ?

You can only use the simulator for a 90minute session and have to be accompanied by an instructor, you don’t just get to play on it as much as you please. Plus the session costs extra on top of the hotel room. I don’t really see the point, you’d be just as good staying in any other hotel and booking...

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by a320fan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23408

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Train travel is much more convenient up to a 3 hour trip maybe even 4. You go from city centre to city centre, the process is a lot more relaxed, no hassle with security, waiting around terminals, lining up to check in, security, board flights, waiting for any bags, transport into and from city cent...

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by a320fan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Eurowhite Livery
Replies: 24
Views: 2159

Re: Best Eurowhite Livery

Finnair and JAL. Take minimalism to the extreme yet still classy, states the brand and looks considered unlike the clip art slap job or China Eastern.

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by a320fan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens exit door
Replies: 14
Views: 3399

Re: Passenger opens exit door

Hopefully the woman was left on the island to find her own way home to Denmark.

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by a320fan
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 13986

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

I only see airside smoking areas when passing through Asia and some euro ports. I've never seen them back home in Australia. Smoking is a gross and dirty habit and whilst I support the right for people to smoke, it is a choice and no where should have to cater for the habit.

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by a320fan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is CX interested in HKG-LHR-JFK/HKG-SYD-LAX still?
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Re: Is CX interested in HKG-LHR-JFK/HKG-SYD-LAX still?

The industry is different now and I doubt CX would be interested in these routes. It was always talked about in Aus Aviation how SQ was eager to enter the SYD LAX route and they actually applied to service it but got rejected. At the time in the early 2000’s there was only QF and UA services and pri...

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by a320fan
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10271

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

Seems they tracked it to the KQ aircraft due to a plane spotter in Clapham Common seeing it fall.

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by a320fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7372

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

Quality in a real aircraft has always been a lot better than what you hear online, and that's only in my GA experience, wouldn't be surprised if the big jets have it even better again. Add to that pilots generally are expecting what they hear from ATC, which makes it easier to quickly decipher.

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by a320fan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors
Replies: 16
Views: 7467

Re: First United Express CRJ-700 in new colors

Place the url for the image you are uploading between the following tags

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 27670

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Very sterile and bland interior. Reminds me of a hospital waiting room.

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by a320fan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13595

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

Interesting, I guess no point fixing up a busted engine if able if you're just flying it to its graveyard.

That first pic is stunning, looks like it has afterburners. Never seen anything like that glow from behind the engines on any commercial airliner turbofan before.

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by a320fan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5810

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Strange place to put effort into. What is the purpose? Likely a matter of just trying to streamline everything and tie it into having a refreshed corporate identity as "one airline". If management was serious about streamlining the corporate identity, they had their opportunity to get rid...

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by a320fan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings
Replies: 44
Views: 5810

Re: United Continental Holdings changing name to United Airlines Holdings

Strange place to put effort into. What is the purpose? To consolidate on the United brand. The airline is United, that’s what the flying public know it as. Continental is nothing but a distant memory of something that used to exist for everyone beyond former employees or Avgeeks. There’s no reason ...

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by a320fan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angara Airlines An-24 crashes on landing
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

Re: Angara Airlines An-24 crashes on landing

Similar to the recent Aeroflot crash there is passenger cabin video of the incident. Landing speed seems very fast , and it appears the aircraft was barely slowing down at all. Even when off in the grass the thing just kept going, only stopped when it collided with a wall or building just beyond and...

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by a320fan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff
Replies: 56
Views: 10263

Re: Buzzsaw sound on takeoff

It's probably a noise abatement procedure. Full thrust to gain sufficient altitude over a noise sensitive area, reduce thrust over the sensitive area, then go full thrust again. I fly regularly the same routes with Air Asia and it only happened 4 or 5 times over 1.5 years out of maybe 40 flights. I...

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by a320fan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19397

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Ziyulu wrote:
Also, do aircraft have keys like a car? Can anyone start a plane up?

Pretty much anything larger than a light twin won’t have a key, if you know what you’re doing you can start it up. Remember the AS Q400 incident last year.

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by a320fan
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Time/City to City/Airport to Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Flying Time/City to City/Airport to Airport

Simbrief.com It’s a free to use site with the goal of generating airline style flight plans for flight simulation hobbyists. It has profiles for most major airline types and takes in to account the current weather conditions. It’s a hobby site so I doubt it’s exactly spot on but should give a good i...

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Cash for on board purchases still accepted?

I used cash on Wizzair 2 weeks ago.

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights
Replies: 42
Views: 7973

Re: Finnair proposes Kathmandu-Helsinki flights

Kikko19 wrote:
Which equipment would be required?

I would imagine they’d use A330

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by a320fan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4200

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

I flew out of Vienna recently on Wizz and actually really enjoyed the flight. It was more pleasant than ryanair anyway.

I don’t get levels brand. The geometric shapes and blue and green ‘flag’ logo make me feel nothing.

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4464

Re: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control

That’s some scary stuff. I really wonder how this wouldn’t be caught by the crew in the normal flight control checks. Odd. For the crew operating the flight they probably saw what they were expecting to see and didn't notice the actual fact it moved opposite to what it should. Why it didn't get cau...

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by a320fan
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5444

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

Being gay and into aviation i just love this! Wondering if this is being picked up in the media with a positive vibe? Especially for an airline the size of DE i think it’s great they’re focusing on the LGBTIQ community. Does anyone know about other airlines having a serious marketing strategy towar...

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