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by Crackshot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 13589

Re: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018

Wow that's a shame. I've flown that route before and watch it takeoff/land all the time. At least they'll still be coming. Anyone know if this changes the flight schedule then? Will EK434 still arrive at the same time, and when will it depart? Because normally 435 doesn't leave BNE till late at nigh...

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay pilots...
Replies: 107
Views: 27748

Re: Gay pilots...

It's one of those things that shouldn't matter, but in the eyes of many it does. There's no inherent gay trait that would make one a lesser pilot (same with being female, or black, etc) but attitudes take a long time to change.

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL
Replies: 14
Views: 4985

Re: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL

charlienorth wrote:
I thought it would be maintenance? I'm not entirely sure how this works tbh.

Once the MEL has been entered into the system it becomes a flight ops and dispatch problem.


Oh, good to know, thanks.

Didn't Qantas have an incident involving an ADIRU on an Airbus once?

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL
Replies: 14
Views: 4985

Re: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL

Sooner787 wrote:
So who's in more trouble here; the Captain or the flight dispatcher?


I thought it would be maintenance? I'm not entirely sure how this works tbh.

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS old equipment questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 5002

Re: SAS old equipment questions...

Slightly off-topic, but one of their 747-200's was targeted by Ramzi Yousef whilst in service with PAL.

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL
Replies: 14
Views: 4985

Re: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL

I read that as non-compliant Melbourne Airport first...

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by Crackshot
Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Incident/Accidents Prevented by Crew or Passengers?
Replies: 18
Views: 1892

Re: Any Incident/Accidents Prevented by Crew or Passengers?

If you count terrorism, then United 93 (still an accident but could have been worse), Northwest 253 and American 63.

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by Crackshot
Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route
Replies: 88
Views: 15803

Re: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route

LamboAston wrote:
Philippine Airlines operate a 7h A320 flight from Manilla to Cairns, which continues to Auckland


They also operate a four hour A320 flight to Darwin, which then continues to Brisbane (no fifth freedom rights though).

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by Crackshot
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route
Replies: 88
Views: 15803

Re: Largest equipement-shortest route, smallest equipment-longest route

Qantas used to operate SYD-MEL and SYD-BNE with the 763 before they retired it. On the other extreme, they use the 738 for SYD/MEL/BNE-PER, as does Virgin Australia. Air Niugini uses the 763 on daily POM-BNE, a little shy of 3 hours. Air New Zealand also uses the 772 and 773 for AKL-SYD/MEL/BNE flig...

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by Crackshot
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world
Replies: 82
Views: 15218

Re: Most underrated plane spotting locations in the world

The Acacia St loop at BNE. Great for RWY 19 arrivals and departures and RWY 01 departures (and 01 heavy arrivals if they roll long enough). As well as heavies taxiing past to the holding point (always a thrill to see the EK A380 or QF 747 roll past, not to mention the variety of Asian carriers, and ...

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