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by aviatorcraig
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: WN Pilot Flies Father's Vietnam War Remains Home
Replies: 15
Views: 1284

Re: WN Captain Flys Father Home after being M.I.A.

I'm just getting "Access denied" on the link

Edit: It's a geographical thing, I'm in the UK. It works fine when I VPN to a US server

RIP Col. Roy Knight Jr.

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National
Replies: 14
Views: 3024

Re: Cathay sells 3 744 freighters to National

It's not a entirely a freight company since the two 757s are passenger aircraft. It is still flying. And two A330s on the way! Oh? Where are those coming from? Is there a thread on this somewhere, hadn't heard about it... https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1421507&p=2137473...

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KQ100 drops a stowaway
Replies: 48
Views: 10215

Re: KQ100 drops a stowaway

...and the chances of the stowaway being alive prior to the fall after cruising at up to 40,000 ft for over eight hours would have been somewhere no greater than zero. :tombstone:

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 1438 JFK-MVY
Replies: 27
Views: 3371

Re: B6 1438 JFK-MVY

Three approaches and go-arounds? I'd pay extra for that! :lol:

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wing Issue?
Replies: 21
Views: 6092

Re: Boeing Wing Issue?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaWdEtANi-0 Wow... just wow! This documentry, even after large quantities of salt are taken due to the TV company and vested interests involved, appears to uncover an unholy alliance between manufacturer and regulator with no transparency. What a crock of poop!

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by aviatorcraig
Tue May 21, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?
Replies: 76
Views: 10591

Re: What Will Replace DL's 757-351?

Seats can generate revenue, Aisles cannot. 2-2-2 aint going to happen!

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by aviatorcraig
Sun May 05, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142298

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instinc...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun May 05, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142298

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instinc...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun May 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41916

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

So the plane ends up in six feet of water. Did the pax swim ashore unaided or were there boats available? Are there aligators in the St Johns River?

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718373

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

remcor wrote:
I'm not saying this is the cause, but just because the crew were able to request a turnback to ADD doesn't mean it wasn't a terrorist act. A bomb doesn't always mean an instant breakup the plane. I believe an E170 survived a bomb blast in Somalia several years ago.


It was an A321

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CityJet returning SS100 fleet to owner?
Replies: 1
Views: 1590

CityJet returning SS100 fleet to owner?

According to an article published by aerotime, Irish airline CityJet are returning their six remaining Sukhoi SS100 aircraft to the owner. https://www.aerotime.aero/aerotime.team/22377-last-european-operator-gives-up-on-sukhoi-superjet-100?v=amp For confidentiality reasons CityJet did not confirm th...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 87
Views: 13148

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

Without condoning in any way what they did, I find it remarkable that they allowed themselves to get caught by this. These are supposed to be smart people. Skygod privilege and perceived immunity?

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA27 LHR-HKG A380 problem
Replies: 1
Views: 908

BA27 LHR-HKG A380 problem

Anyone know what is wrong with BA A380 G-XLEA operating BA27 to HKG tonight? The aircraft departed LHR and routed out over Essex to an area in the Thames Estuary/Southern North Sea where it is currently flying a race track hold at 10,000 ft Given the altitude I would guess a pressurisation problem. ...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 182
Views: 61151

Re: Russian Military Crashes

RIP fellow aviators.

Anyone have any theories on what the flashes are in the smoke plume after the rear part of the plane hits the ground?
Is this "lightning" like you see in a volcano or just artefacts on the video?

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US1549 10 years ago today
Replies: 2
Views: 626

US1549 10 years ago today

Today is the 10 year anniversary of US1549, the "Miracle on the Hudson" where Sully and Skiles ditched their A320 in the icy Hudson River without loss of life after a multiple bird strike climbing out of LGA. As no more encounters with flocks of Canada Geese seem to have taken place in the...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 38884

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Time and again over the years we have heard the mantra that the Russian aircraft industry does not support it's products and thus it's customers well, especially overseas. Then along came the SSJ. With a lot of good will for the plane to succeed, many people hoped against hope that this time it woul...

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 74
Views: 11215

Re: Starting a new Airline

Is there a new Xbox/PlayStation 4 game out called "Airline Manager 2019" or something?

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Wizz Air in London
Replies: 22
Views: 5939

Re: Future of Wizz Air in London

In it's earlier days Wizz Air used to fly from Bournemouth and Coventry, but dropped both abruptly during a downturn. Whilst I don't even know if airline operations are viable from Coventry anymore, Bournemouth surely has some potential for expansion for a now much larger and UK based Wizz Air opera...

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?
Replies: 9
Views: 2015

Re: Airbus: 10x A320neo deliveries in a single day?

Interesting that there are two "10 x plane deliveries" stories in the news on the same day... Airbus A32x in ony day, and COMAC ARJ21 in three years! :lol:

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6948

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

If KEF started to offer subsidies FR would be all over it like a rash, but with everyone else beating a path to their door, KEF doesn't need to

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight
Replies: 49
Views: 12999

Re: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight

I thought BA had ordered the LEAP engine. Yes, BA's A321NEO G-NEOR has CFM LEAPs S7's A321NEO VQ-BGR has Pratts Excuse me but where does it say that G-NEOR has engine issues? He could have so much more technical issues that could not be linked with the engines. It doesn't. I was just confirming whi...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight
Replies: 49
Views: 12999

Re: A321NEO engine shuts off in flight

StTim wrote:
factsonly wrote:
And........... BA's A321N G-NEOR has been stuck in AMS for 24 hours.


I thought BA had ordered the LEAP engine.


Yes,

BA's A321NEO G-NEOR has CFM LEAPs

S7's A321NEO VQ-BGR has Pratts

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 42
Views: 16939

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

The question here is WHY are these birds missing vital details in their documentation? If Turkmenistan has operated these aircraft from day one, why have they not taken care of their investment. Would they not be more valuable as flying, ready to go passenger carrying aircraft instead of parts donor...

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 232 Details
Replies: 38
Views: 8805

Re: UA 232 Details

Without the benefit of hindsight and knowing how the landing (!) eventually turned out, i.e. wingdrop and cartwheeling, ask yourself this question: I'm in a widebody jet that is pitching, rolling and yawing all over the place, the engines are throttling up and back constantly BUT... the sky is still...

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 101
Views: 19460

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

Is London - Tokyo long enough to require a second crew? I just wonder if this guy was seriously expecting to act as part of the flight crew on departure or in his mind was he heading for the crew rest area to sleep it off.

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air to operate for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: Stobart Air to operate for BA Cityflyer

Interestingly, the link in the OP does not work and there is no mention of Stobart flying for BA CFE on Aviation tribune. Has the article been pulled because someone reported on something they shouldn't have maybe?

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s
Replies: 52
Views: 10953

Re: Why did UA get rid of so many PW 757’s

another consideration: the PW 752s didn't/don't have the fuel tank inerting system required by an FAA mandate. i believe UA's initial plans were to ditch all of the PW frames, including the p.s. fleet, at least in part due to the NGS mandate. about a year ago (or maybe longer than that), they rever...

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?
Replies: 49
Views: 6201

Re: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?

Is this humour or a serious question?
As the 757 production line doesn't exist anymore maybe they could throw a couple of 757 fuselages together with a 3d printer? Easy peasy!
Serious answer: No

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 31
Views: 6599

Re: Why Not Order All New Planes ETOPS certified?

Nothing to keep an airline from operating a ETOPS certified airplane on a domestic route. I suspect that DL, AA and UA do it all the time. But when it is the other way around the soft stuff hits the fan: "American Airlines accidentally used the wrong plane to fly to Hawaii" https://www.th...

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 45
Views: 5495

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

Next time after a less than greaser, ask the question:

"Excuse me Captain, did we land or were we shot down"?

Don't tell them I said so though! :lol:

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arkia A321N anti-missile kit
Replies: 9
Views: 3742

Re: arkia A321N anti-missile kit

I would guess that if such equipment were to be fitted, this would happen after delivery in Israel

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 12863

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

Clearly the law needs to be changed so that people who HAVE TO travel with their pets can accompany them in a cage in the cargo hold :duck:

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 57
Views: 9568

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

Mike Bannister, Chief Pilot of BA Concorde fleet obviously had to go onto another type when Concorde was retired on 2003. He finished out his BA career on the A320

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug and their A310s
Replies: 52
Views: 9348

Re: Interflug and their A310s

It also wasn't just that Eastern Germany didn't want western aircraft but the export to the soviet bloc of advanced tech like jets was not permitted This :checkmark: I remember when the Interflug A310 deal was done the FADECs on the CF6s had to have tamper-proof seals applied and be returned to the...

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by aviatorcraig
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports With Most A380 Capable Gates (including remote stands)
Replies: 29
Views: 4905

Re: Airports With Most A380 Capable Gates (including remote stands)

In addition to CARST's excellent detail above, any airport that can accept an A380 and has somewhere to park it (e.g. remote stand) could be considered to have "A380 capable gates".
An A380 can be serviced, enplaned and deplaned with one set of steps... it just takes a long time!

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?
Replies: 18
Views: 2432

Re: Post for 787 Pilots. What is the Typical Real World Fuel Burn for a 789?

This site has fuel consumption data by Aircraft type and claims the 789 typically burns 5400kg/h. Is this number accurate? I've seen a few posts indicating this number is high, claiming 4800kg/h TATL eastbound. Yet an A359 pilot says both the 789 and A358 burn over 6,000kg/h on longer range sectors...

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by aviatorcraig
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi
Replies: 36
Views: 8993

Re: UTAir B737 crashes at Sochi

I would consider it a crash due to the substantial amount of damage. Would people prefer I change the title to "pranged"?! "UTAir B737 landing accident at Sochi" would be more appropriate. In aviation, "crash" usually means plummeting to the ground regardless of what o...

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by aviatorcraig
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 13061

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

I'm sure I used to see this regularly in Bournemouth of all places!

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4914

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

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by aviatorcraig
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY
Replies: 46
Views: 4914

Re: Aer Lingus partner with Cityjet for LCY

What is the latest on the plan to get the Sukhoi certified for LCY ops? Those Avro RJs won't be around for ever.

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by aviatorcraig
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: European airlines still with the 737
Replies: 14
Views: 1691

Re: European airlines still with the 737

...
Aeroflot
Air Europa
Belavia
Blue Panorama Airlines
BlueAir
Enter Air
Germania
Jet Time
Luxair
PrivatAir
SAS
Tarom
Transavia France
Travel Service

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by aviatorcraig
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS25 Diverted back to LHR
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

VS25 Diverted back to LHR

Tonights VS25, an A330 from LHR to JFK got as far as the Southwest tip of Ireland and then turned around and has just landed back at LHR.
Anyone know why?


Edited for flight number typo

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by aviatorcraig
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9444

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Clearly 32andBelow is a drone driver. ...and at any point the 380 could have started a turn and ingested that unnecessary POS. This was my thought too, a left turnout by the 380 and those two aircraft are in the same bit of sky. One of these aircraft was operating according to a set of rules that h...

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by aviatorcraig
Mon May 28, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?
Replies: 51
Views: 11801

Re: Retired AA MD-80 , N70504, has left Roswell for a new life?

32andBelow wrote:
There are contract pilots that ferry aircraft around. Or it could be pilots from wherever it’s going.


There are plenty of MD-8x rated pilots in Iran. Just sayin' :roll:

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by aviatorcraig
Wed May 23, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA2233 declares emergency.
Replies: 53
Views: 14499

Re: AA2233 declares emergency.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=which+airport+is+PBC%3F
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rlwynn wrote:
Where is PBC?

Why is it so hard for people to write the city names in this forum?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=which+airport+is+PBC%3F

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by aviatorcraig
Tue May 22, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 52
Views: 14825

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

Damn! They were consistantly the cheapest way to get from LHR to Dubai although the timings were brutal.

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by aviatorcraig
Wed May 09, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6636

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

So do we assume that airlines not listed like Alaska, Air France and Ryanair etc. all employ less than one percent women as aircrew? and why does it matter? It doesn't matter. It was a sarcastic comment by me to highlight how incomplete the list is. I suspect that these three large airlines and man...

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by aviatorcraig
Wed May 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines with the most women pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 6636

Re: Airlines with the most women pilots

So do we assume that airlines not listed like Alaska, Air France and Ryanair etc. all employ less than one percent women as aircrew?

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