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by OlafW
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 207
Views: 19439

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

For the love of God, get off your insane environmental tangent. The world and human race isn't going to cease to exist because we are flying and driving instead of walking. ... Some large cataclysmic event (volcano or asteroid) will take us out before anything humans do. There's just thing about yo...

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by OlafW
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Around the world on Turboprops
Replies: 10
Views: 859

Re: Around the world on Turboprops

Going East from London I'm always stuck at the end of Europe. There seems to be no way to get into Russia on a prop plane, not even via Kaliningrad. I went from Helsinki all the way down, but the furthest I managed was Zaporizhiye in Ukraine by Motor Sich, Istanbul on a one-off ATR from Bucharest or...

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by OlafW
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2130

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

Flights from HEL and RIX to IST, OTP, KBP will cross Belarus which is on Moscow time rather than its neighbors to the North and South which are on Eastern European time

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by OlafW
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 274
Views: 46963

Re: Report: New BER airport unlikely to open before 2021

By now, German building code has changed significantly and the people at BER have been playing catch-up for the past years. And every additional delay runs the risk of raising even more issues. For comparison: Safe to say that even the modern airports currently operating in Germany would never meet...

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by OlafW
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft
Replies: 84
Views: 9547

Re: Cape air to order and be launch customer of all-electric aircraft

That Tesla burning is a sign of things to come. Should be interesting how FDs handle Lithium Ion batteries. They provide their own oxidizer. As the youtube video noted. They doused it with water but it still burned for 4 hours. Imagine when these EV start burning up at a couple a day in major citie...

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by OlafW
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13389

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

Talk about curvature of the earth... Not sure what you mean by that. The 3 engine takeoff performance is predicated on the failure of another engine, that is why they would have stopped in HNL as they would have reduced fuel load out of PPT. The A340 can fly on just one engine. I guess mrpippy was ...

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by OlafW
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 165
Views: 25305

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

I'm gonna take away the ''we all sleep with our flight attendants'' bit. Let's hope that other pilot's wife doesn't know he gave that interview He said, “Zaharie’s marriage was bad. In the past he slept with some of the flight attendants. And so what? We all do. You’re flying all over the world wit...

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by OlafW
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 123925

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Good point about the Russian overfly cost. But they don't need it for India. I think they could add a few more destinations in India and be a gateway to Europe. Using narrow body on both legs would give them cost advantage and therefore better price than others while still making profits. India rou...

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by OlafW
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 138
Views: 12239

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

I remember Uzbekistan Airways flew TAZ-RIX-JFK on their 757/767 with traffic rights between Riga and New York. Certainly not the airport you would immediately think of for a connection to JFK. Also, while not crazy on its own, I found it interesting to be at Auckland airport and see three Emirates 3...

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by OlafW
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11065

Re: New Russian SST

hmm, reactivating a 1980s design, and planning to deliver 70 of them (military only) in the next 16 years, when in the first 32 years only 36 were built, including nine prototypes - yep, that sounds like success in the making...

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by OlafW
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34039

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

fraspotter wrote:

All this "concourse/terminal 0" makes zero sense.


I could imagine it would unofficially be called Termi-nil after some time...

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by OlafW
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East African Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 222
Views: 22037

Re: East African Aviation Thread - 2019

berari wrote:
Ethiopian Airlines is starting 3x per week service to Amman, Jordan in July.


would be a great chance as I'm going to Jordan later this year. But seems it's not loaded yet.

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by OlafW
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23004

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

N14AZ wrote:
today Avianca flies from/to FRA every day, just as an example.


they are just codesharing on a Lufthansa flight

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by OlafW
Fri May 31, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly A380 Operations Thread - 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 25625

Re: HiFly A380 in the air currently

seems to be descending into JFK right now

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by OlafW
Fri May 31, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 3993

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

Quite a number of airlines I flew on don't exist anymore. Let's see what I can remember: Air Berlin: I never really liked them, although they weren't bad as such. the chocolate heart was a nice touch, but also the most memorable for me Malév: Good on-time performance, cooked breakfast for a 0730am d...

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by OlafW
Wed May 29, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GVA-VIE-EVN-ULN flight May 27th?
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: GVA-VIE-EVN-ULN flight May 27th?

There was a meeting of the Eastern Partnership Panel on Environment and Climate Change in Vienna on 27th and 28th with members from Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Georgia Moldova and Ukraine. Possibly somehow related to that, but no idea how Ulan Bator fits in...

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by OlafW
Wed May 29, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today
Replies: 54
Views: 9189

Re: Oldest LH Airbus 320 last flight today

It was probably flying over Buxtehude (next to Finkenweder) after which it was named. It did, intentional or not, Buxtehude lies directly under the flighpath when leaving XFW to the South. I guess unintentional, otherwise a flyover of Stade, just 10 miles away would also have been warranted as that...

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by OlafW
Wed May 22, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?
Replies: 14
Views: 1461

Re: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?

Any idea how prone their TATL flights are to cancellations/equipment changes? Cancellations I haven't heard of, more likely to be delayed or aircraft changed. Delays as far as I know and witnessed may easily be 4+ hours, aircraft change may get you the infamous Plus Ultra 343, or something from HiF...

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by OlafW
Wed May 22, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are we approaching world where there´s only twin-engined jets?
Replies: 15
Views: 2601

Re: Are we approaching world where there´s only twin-engined jets?

Don't worry, the Il-96-400M will be a big success and pick up where the A380 and 747-8i failed. Delta will buy it to replace their aging fleet of transpac-incapable A350s and a.net will rejoice at the brilliance of Ed Bastian and Vladimir Putin will create an account to celebrate here with us. You ...

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by OlafW
Tue May 21, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?
Replies: 14
Views: 1461

Re: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?

Certainly ticking the interesting box, but also including some more connections, would be to fly up to Canada, grab a Transat 310 to Paris or Amsterdam and then hop over to LON. Might also cost a bit more, but who knows, maybe there's a deal out there waiting for you

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by OlafW
Tue May 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 53
Views: 8632

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

...DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR MISCALCULATION OR MIS-IDENTIFICATION. ADDITIONALLY, AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE ABOVE-NAMED AREA MAY ENCOUNTER INADVERTENT GPS INTERFERENCE AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS JAMMING, WHICH COULD OCCUR WITH LITTLE TO NO WARNING. So putting it in simpler words, this reads "Do no...

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by OlafW
Thu May 16, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2130

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Lol. If you follow the Dept of State travel page you might as well just stay home. Just mentioned that as I thought it would be quite similar to the German page. Had a look at advice for travelling to Iran, and while I get that the Smart Traveler plan might be a good idea (as long as that's the sam...

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by OlafW
Wed May 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2130

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

...that I'd be framed for some crime unbeknownst to me. I generally have a look at travel advice for the country I am going to visit. The US page: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ also quite helpful if you translate it, the one from Germany: https:/...

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by OlafW
Thu May 02, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15249

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Maybe they need more space for fish :biggrin:

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by OlafW
Thu May 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on WizzJet this week
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Flying on WizzJet this week

Expect your typical LCC experience. If you are going to a destination not served daily, it might pay off to check other nearby airports that they serve, just in case something goes wrong and you have a fixed day for flying out or returning. When that happened to me, the staff at the airport was not ...

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by OlafW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?
Replies: 25
Views: 5491

Re: Why Does LH Re-Name Aircraft?

D-AIxx are Airbus aircraft. For the 3rd and 4th position in the registration there are 26 letters of the alphabet, hence an Airbus fleet of 26*26 = 676 different frames. Same for D-ABxx -> 676 Boeing frames The other prefixes they use are D-AExx for the (Cityline) Embraer fleet which could technica...

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by OlafW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific cracking down on crews taking pax goodies, leftovers
Replies: 54
Views: 9190

Re: Cathay Pacific flight attendants caught stealing

starguy wrote:
BA crew are allowed to purchase miniature sodas, spirits, wine and bears at a heavily discounted price


Well, can't blame them for wanting to save some money buying a bear, heard they are quite expensive. Just where to keep it?
SCNR

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by OlafW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 4975

Re: Your first...

well, why not ...European airport: Hamburg (HAM) ...N-American airport: Atlanta (ATL) ...S-American airport: Caracas (CCS) ...Asian airport: Doha (DOH) - if that counts as Middle East instead of Asia, then Kuala Lumpur (KUL) ...African airport: Addis Ababa (ADD) ...aircraft: Lockheed TriStar (LTU) ....

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by OlafW
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 11552

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

lightsaber wrote:
May the fourth be with you.


Wouldn't be surprised if that was to be the day of the rollout...

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by OlafW
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?
Replies: 16
Views: 7436

Re: What's it like flying Lufthansa from Dublin to Frankfurt in Economy Class?

Hopefully you try the sandwich, it was pretty tasty. Though, I did have a flight immediately after (FRA-TLS) and it was the same sandwich on offer, which I can imagine would get old pretty fast. ... Oh that departure time was hell, and I would probably not do it again. ! They do have some choice in...

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by OlafW
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14116

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

aemoreira1981 wrote:
IR has its older planes banned from the EU (727 and 747),.

Actually, their F100s and the single cargo 747 are banned. Iran Air doesn't have the 727 in service for quite some time, neither does Aseman for some weeks now.

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by OlafW
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question about SSSS
Replies: 14
Views: 1405

Re: Question about SSSS

You can get the SSSS for all kinds of unsuspicious things. And then again not for others which you would think are suspicious. Recently I travelled to the US with a colleague, our passports included visa from places such as Russia, Iran, Zimbabwe, one of us had ESTA, the other one a full Visa for th...

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by OlafW
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year
Replies: 211
Views: 35300

Re: LH to order 100 B737MAX or A320NEO next year

Just taking a quick look at the group fleet, they have around 130 320series planes that are nearing 20 years or more of age, so should be in replacement soon. 103 320ceo/320neo/321neo are on order (wiki numbers for all they are worth), which could account for replacement of 55 320s, 31 321s and some...

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by OlafW
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problem paying for LATAM flight
Replies: 10
Views: 924

Re: Problem paying for LATAM flight

I also had a problem with LAN (at that time) booking. For some reason it messed up my first and last name, although entered correctly. So when I wanted to check my booking, I couldn't access it and only calling them solved the issue. Maybe there's something similar for you, when because of that the ...

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by OlafW
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germania ceases operations
Replies: 144
Views: 33132

Re: Germania ceases operations

"Grounding of Boeing jets contributed to Germania failure - liquidator" - http://www.reuters.com/article/germania-bankruptcy/grounding-of-boeing-jets-contributed-to-germania-failure-liquidator-idUSL8N21C2TZ I'd like to see the chain of arguments for that, given that Germania didn't have 7...

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by OlafW
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas
Replies: 10
Views: 2221

Re: Porter Announce Service to the Muskokas

I guess this would mostly rely on connections? Can't really see a demand between Toronto and Muskoka when the drive takes roughly two hours.
Although something might escape me, only looking at it from afar...

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by OlafW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I've posted this before. Boeing MOM -18-0664-01B dated 11 Nov 2018 The MCAS functions commands nose down stabilizer to enhance pitch characteristics during steep turns with elevated load factors and during flaps up flight at airspeeds approaching stall In addition to both crash flights seemingly lo...

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by OlafW
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Another question as I don't know too much about flight physics and systems: How would the AoA sensor behave during a turn? I seem to remember that flying a curve usually correlates with changing altitude, but I'm not sure about that. And what would happen if you move the stabilizer during a turn? Is...

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by OlafW
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

When a simulator for the 737MAX is nor designed to show the function of MCAS and its failure features, what else does a 737MAX simulator not show?And how does anybody in his right mind does call such an simulator an 737MAX simulator? Is the simulator industry just a scam, or is just a 737MAX simula...

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by OlafW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It could be fuel contamination... quite unlikely as that would cause the engines to fail, and even if both fail simultaneously, there would be no reason for the plane to drop like stone. It would rather glide for some time in a rather shallow angle. That doesn't match the scene of the crash. Also, ...

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by OlafW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 716312

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

An NG pilot familiar with STS will NOT be expecting MCAS-type behavior at any point. ... my point is that such an action is not something that NG's auto trim has EVER done, nor could do. ... Keep in mind at the time of the Lion Air crash, there WAS no training, and the system wasn't even in FCOM. I...

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by OlafW
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc's New Livery on 737-800
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Re: Royal Air Maroc's New Livery on 737-800

Great livery, but the font looks strange to me. Something with a little more flow or a more "royal" appearance would suit better IMO.

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by OlafW
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special Request on United
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: Special Request on United

https://www.united.com/web/en-us/conten ... spx?POS=US
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I haven't tried that, so no experience, but I'd give it a try to go through the United Customer Contact Center, same as for other special meals: https://www.united.com/web/en-us/conten ... spx?POS=US

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by OlafW
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many prop planes in your logbook??
Replies: 54
Views: 2547

Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

from the top of my head:
ATR72-500
BAe ATP
BAe Jetstream 32
Convair 580
Dash8-300
Dash8-400
Dornier 328
Fairchild Metroliner
Saab 2000

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by OlafW
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385632

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

bdepalo wrote:
That No1 engine is significantly more damaged than the No2. Must not have came down completely level or there was some in air damage

Might just as well be that one of them hit softer ground and the other one a more rigid section of soil or a rock

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by OlafW
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385632

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The 767 will right itself if you simply just let go of the controls. So it has the same function as the A310 in SU 593? There it happened that pilot actions led to the crash instead of helping to get out of the situation although one would expect differently. And that happened during a stall recove...

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by OlafW
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins
Replies: 13
Views: 3501

Re: Brussels Airlines Launches New Long Haul Cabins

doesn't look all to bad, although I fear the headrests will look bad quite quickly. On a side note, am I the only one hating the design of the website with the floating text blocks? I'd really like to see the background pictures as a whole, not in cinemascope with either top or bottom missing :bangh...

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by OlafW
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 385632

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

It is a scary thought that something in the back breaks, causes an unfixable control surfaces deflection, and the people in front suddenly become helpless passengers. As I don't know how the horizontal stabilizer is constructed on a 767 (or any airliner, for that matter), could someone with knowled...

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by OlafW
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.
Replies: 197
Views: 44684

Re: Reuters: Airbus pencils in orders for new A321XLR jet.

Hmm, those news coming out the same day that local media are reporting Icelandair to be in negotiations with A and B regarding their fleet strategy. Honi soit qui mal y pense...

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