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by redcap1962
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly
Replies: 140
Views: 28890

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of final assembly

"Multipurpose Room" is certainly an interesting idea on an airplane. [...] What will this room be used for in the case? looks to be too small to be used as a meeting room*. Certain things come to my dirty mind :mrgreen: ... (To be more precise: They could rent it out to passengers who wan...

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by redcap1962
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radom on 777F
Replies: 31
Views: 2060

Re: Radom on 777F

Very interesting! I had no idea that my question would start a thread that consists of more than just a few answers... :P

I am curious as to which manufactorer will be the first to come up with such a system in a large passenger-aircraft.

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by redcap1962
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35104

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

And then be used by Norwegian on LGW-JFK. At least untill August 13, but maybe untill August 23 That was airbazars & my guess one week ago: Maybe DY at LGW? DY uses a Wamos 747 to JFK currently - so may be they want an upgrade... :D https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ec-kxn :bouncy:

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by redcap1962
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radom on 777F
Replies: 31
Views: 2060

Re: Radom on 777F

THX for all the insight information, especially to Gregory!

I noticed those ports on the one or the other bizjet, assuming it to be simply a camera for providing a forward few on screens for the PAX in the cabin - like the ones on the A380 for instance... 8-)

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by redcap1962
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radom on 777F
Replies: 31
Views: 2060

Radom on 777F

Could somebody explain what the knob on the radom of this 777F is good for, please? The aircraft is N862FD. Looks like a nozzle for air to air fueling, but I am almost shure, it is not... :roll: Picture taken on July 30, 2018 - so just recently. THX! http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll13/redcap196...

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by redcap1962
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41356

Re: LH buys majority of Air Berlin

https://kurier.at/wirtschaft/lufthansa- ... 91.643.175
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Austrian "Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde" will have a close look at the LH-AB deal (german though):

https://kurier.at/wirtschaft/lufthansa- ... 91.643.175

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by redcap1962
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41356

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

Not sure where so many take their fear of a lack of competition from. LH Group has a market share of 14% in Europe, hardly dominant and so there can't be an argument for lack of competition within Europe. As to domestic traffic: Germany is a tiny Country. Not too many worthwhile domestic routes apa...

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by redcap1962
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 go-around LAS today
Replies: 11
Views: 7833

Re: Crazy BA 744 go-around LAS today

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 71#f1d7de0

doesn't seem he touched down on 1L, if data are correct...
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Flight path on FR24:

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 71#f1d7de0

doesn't seem he touched down on 1L, if data are correct...

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by redcap1962
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Land - or better not...?
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Land - or better not...?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roS6oFjCDhc
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To all drivers out there: Would you have landed?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roS6oFjCDhc

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by redcap1962
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Function of tailcone
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Function of tailcone

THX again, that explains it for me!
Some great people here in this forum btw...!

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by redcap1962
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Function of tailcone
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: Function of tailcone

THX, but aren't there fixed ports to measure the static pressure on the airframe itself? I.e. on the fuselage left or right between door 1 and the wing....?

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by redcap1962
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Registrations of aircraft on test flights - Boeing vs Airbus
Replies: 12
Views: 2612

Registrations of aircraft on test flights - Boeing vs Airbus

I have noticed that Boeing aircraft almost always wear their final reg. already when making test- and CAF-flights. There seems to be the one or other exception with an N- reg. though, as long as the frame has only it's primer livery. Airbus always uses an F- reg. for this and applies the final reg. ...

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by redcap1962
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Function of tailcone
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Function of tailcone

I would like to know the purpose of the red tailcone often attached to the tail-fin on test-aircraft. Is "tailcone" the correct word for it, or how do the engineers call it?

See for instance:



THX!

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by redcap1962
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases
Replies: 34
Views: 7756

Re: Volotea: new routes, new planes, new bases

Verona-Faro is the real outlier and surprise in that list. I checked the FAO wikipedia page and there is not a single flight between Faro and Italy. So truly out of the box. I reckon this will be sold mostly to Italian tour-operators. The entire business model of Volotea is to connect Europe's seco...

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by redcap1962
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A340 Laminar Flow Demonstrator To Fly In 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 22363

Re: A340-300 BLADE makes first flight

CHI87LG wrote:
ugly planes for cleaner skies and cheaper flying seems like a good bargain to me. and let's not kid around - that is a horrible looking device. but looks ain't everything.


If may look stupid, but if it works it ain' stupid!

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by redcap1962
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162840

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

What's actually the competitive situation in Vienna? Are there any other big players besides Austrian and Niki? 66% LH group, 6% AB group. After Air Berlin gave up their City-Shuttles ex VIE, one has no other choice than to take LH-group for instance to MXP (AB flew to LIN, which IMHO was way bette...

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by redcap1962
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 966
Views: 162840

Re: Air Berlin has filed for insolvency

5. LH will grab Niki and grow Eurowings Europe with it - offering toursit centric routes from Austria and Vienna This would give the LH group a too dominant position in VIE. Austrian governement should and will not give its approval since competition on many routes would be reduced to almost nil.

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by redcap1962
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Test/Publicity Flight (BOE4/787-8) Over US Now.
Replies: 40
Views: 5702

Re: N7874 drawing the shape of a 787 in the sky

https://worldairlinenews.com/tag/n7874/
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bthebest wrote:
Its an ETOPS proving flight for the -TEN engines


and / or has something to do with this...(?)

https://worldairlinenews.com/tag/n7874/

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by redcap1962
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)
Replies: 43
Views: 5719

Re: 20-year old arrested in Israel for filming planes landing at Sde Dov Airport (with a drone)

BlatantEcho wrote:
For what it's worth, I've been arrested in the US taking pictures of planes (no drone).


What was the accusation - I mean, what law were you braking in their opinion?

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by redcap1962
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737s on a train questions
Replies: 41
Views: 6918

Re: 737s on a train questions

Beeing a train & av-geek (in Europe) I think that questions about the route of those trains might better be put an a trainspotters-forum!

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by redcap1962
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 13867

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

jomur wrote:
I gather the problem is more with take off
than landing?
Why not have the blast fences hydraulically operated to be raised for take off but down for landing?


Way cheaper and more quick to install than road or beach diversions. :spin:

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by redcap1962
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality
Replies: 67
Views: 13867

Re: SXM: Maho Beach Road to be rerouted following fatality

IMHO nothing big is going to happen in foreseeable time. At the end of the day there may be some "slimline deflectors", that are not higher than the fence due to the approach path: 1.) This is the Caribbian and not US, EU or UAE. All major modifications are dead expensive. Be it a tunnel u...

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by redcap1962
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 30572

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

See JSI: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Thomson-Airways/Boeing-757-28A/4143043?qsp=eJwtjEEKAkEMBP%2BSsxcRPOxNP6AHPxCSRkdXZ0gCOiz7d%2BPgrboLaiGpr8AnLr2BJnKwyY021Nj46TQt9EB/V9NkuntJ5dXi2HMqBw4iaAH9/ydT2E/BZVSuWd0mwM6DabfPX4u3mUcDwWWmdf0CxYkt4Q%3D%3D barbed wire only - same function like a fence, but n...

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by redcap1962
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 30572

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

A blast barrier would be quite limited in size for obvious reason. Nevertheless a problem for photographers though....

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by redcap1962
Wed May 31, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 32008

Re: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

Why did Boeing not offer/consider a 777-300F (or did they...)?

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by redcap1962
Fri May 26, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-EU laptop ban abandoned; scrutiny increases over decision to leave ME ban in place
Replies: 58
Views: 6724

Re: US-EU laptop ban abandoned; scrutiny increases over decision to leave ME ban in place

Austrian Newspaper KURIER writes in his yesterday (25. May) paper-issue (article online not found...): Laptop ban for flights to the US not banned yet During the current talks between US and EU-officials it seems, that the USA has already decided to implement a ban for electronic devices larger than...

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by redcap1962
Fri May 19, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1520978

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Only counting airlines that have long haul service today I can think of: Icelandair LOT Alitalia Swiss Austrian TAP Austrian will have to decide in forseeable time regarding the renewal of their long haul fleet. The A350 would fit well, permission from mother LH provided. Will depend on their perfo...

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by redcap1962
Fri May 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1520978

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

sadiqutp wrote:
Joking aside, what tests require such maneuvers?


...may be for Fotos or Video taping. Will make some nice top-side shots... :D

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by redcap1962
Tue May 16, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 30733

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/15/donald-trump-revealed-highly-classified-intelligence-sergey/ "What was the intelligence? The information Mr Trump is said to have shared was among the highest classification level. During the meeting, Mr Trump went off-script and began describing detai...

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by redcap1962
Sat May 13, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 30733

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

It'll be a nightmare to manage but if they're going to force you to check your electronics, then they should be declared, noted and covered for theft and damage. I think this is what concerns folks most as right now you're SOLif they go missing or damaged. ..or at least their lithium batteries from...

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by redcap1962
Wed May 10, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 30733

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

It is crazy, I can't imagine that I am traveling for business, with my laptop that I need it the most in the cargo hold. And I can't imagine to make a leasure trip to the US without taking my DSLR-Camera + lenses with me and in the cabin! Plus a laptop as well to store the photos and have a look at...

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by redcap1962
Tue May 02, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sightseeing in a jetliner
Replies: 34
Views: 6041

Re: Sightseeing in a jetliner

OS offers New Year flights ex VIE around Vienna, take off at approx. 23:30 on Dec. 31, arr. around 0:30 on Jan. 1 since many years. They use low flight levels for watching the fireworks. Mostly even 2 planes circling or flying 8's at the same time, can also be seen on FR24! 2016/2017 they used 2 of ...

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by redcap1962
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4438
Views: 1520978

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

BOAC1966 wrote:
F-WLXV has just completed over 12 hours of circuits at OZP and now positioned to Seville


Where or what is OZP?

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by redcap1962
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 84411

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

AC should have made a survey with plus/minus 3 variants. One should have been the toothpaste design with modifications and another one the current new black & white.
The outcome would have been interesting... 8-)

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by redcap1962
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Courts Stops 3rd RWY at VIE (LOWW)
Replies: 20
Views: 4946

Re: Austrian Courts Stops 3rd RWY at VIE (LOWW)

First the airport will make an "Extraordinary Revision" at the Administrative Court, then most probably go to the Constitutional Court, which is the last possible level. The thing is: Compliance with maximum quantities of carbon dioxide levels is part of the Austrian constitution: https://...

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by redcap1962
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana MD80's
Replies: 5
Views: 2130

Re: Meridiana MD80's

Well - sad :worried:
But what's the exact scedule?
Will we have (most of) them this year still?

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by redcap1962
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meridiana MD80's
Replies: 5
Views: 2130

Re: Meridiana MD80's

Hello all, what are Meridianas latest plans regarding the MD-80's - as it is 2017 now and they still have the type in their fleet...? I might visit OLB this year and want to figure out if I better should do it soon = already in April or May - or if (most of) the Maddogs will continue to fly perhaps ...

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by redcap1962
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The one oddball in a fleet!
Replies: 93
Views: 22097

Re: The one oddball in a fleet!

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/718 ... s-a320-214
https://www.planespotters.net/photo/698 ... s-a320-214
https://www.planespotters.net/photo/702 ... s-a320-214
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Austria's two "home-carriers" had also interesting combinations to offer this summer :D

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/718 ... s-a320-214
https://www.planespotters.net/photo/698 ... s-a320-214
https://www.planespotters.net/photo/702 ... s-a320-214

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by redcap1962
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at ANC
Replies: 7
Views: 2200

Re: Spotting at ANC

THX to all for the helpful statements so far. Further notes or trip-reports are appreciated though.
Depending on how my plans develop I will eventually ask the one or other detailed question or contact some of you guys directly.

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by redcap1962
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting at ANC
Replies: 7
Views: 2200

Spotting at ANC

Hello all, I am an Austrian planespotter considering to make a trip to ANC next year. My questions regarding this are: 1.) There doesn't seem to exist too many informations about photo-positions at ANC in the web. This source http://www.spotterguide.net/index.php/p ... -anc-kanc/ is detailed and hel...

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by redcap1962
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400F and B747-8F upper deck
Replies: 28
Views: 5129

Re: B747-400F and B747-8F upper deck

Well, actually the converted 400's are of interest as well since the space there is considerably larger, as also the vid shows - thank you all! Quite interesting also the Information given about the escape routes in the other vid... Unfortunately, as somebody not related to an airline (any more...) ...

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by redcap1962
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-400F and B747-8F upper deck
Replies: 28
Views: 5129

B747-400F and B747-8F upper deck

What's on the above aircrafts upper decks? How does it look like up there?

Would be interested in photos & descriptions!

Somebody here who had the possibility to be a "passenger" on one of those with a normal cargo flight? Let us know how it was!

THX in advance!

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by redcap1962
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to stop 747 flights to SXM
Replies: 36
Views: 14808

Re: KLM to stop 747 flights to SXM

I just looked up what KLM offers to SXM in March/April 2017. And - surprise, surprise - they seem to re-introduce the 747 as from April :P !!! copied from their website (in German): Abflugdatum: Freitag 24 März (=March) 2017 12:50 Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS) 17:15 St. Martin - Princ. Juliana Airport ...

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by redcap1962
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to stop 747 flights to SXM
Replies: 36
Views: 14808

Re: KLM to stop 747 flights to SXM

@A388 On April, 18th this year KL0785 was PH-BFY, which is a 747-406(M). My question remains: What and how much amount of cargo KLM takes usually out of SXM? I could imagine for instance Bank notes, since the people from the US change money. So EUR would be needed to be brought into SXM, whereas USD...

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by redcap1962
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to stop 747 flights to SXM
Replies: 36
Views: 14808

Re: KLM to stop 747 flights to SXM

How is KLM doing with the cargo? How big is the demand out of SXM and can the A332 take it? The 744 and its routing was a big advantage here, bescause despite the short runway it could take quite much, since the amount of fuel just to CUR was low... And in CUR with a standard runway they could fill ...

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by redcap1962
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Should I upload to a.net?
Replies: 62
Views: 3710

Re: Should I upload to a.net?

....The inconsistency in the screening along with the justification for those inconsistencies, was what did it for me.... Made some similar experiences. Often when I start to compare pics of the same location/same aircraft, etc. it seems to me its just something like sympathy or antipathy of the sc...

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by redcap1962
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane W/Cs with windows
Replies: 35
Views: 5334

Re: Airplane W/Cs with windows

As far as I remember the TU134 has/had a window in their restrooms. Flew a few times with them in the 80's. Was just for light though, you could look upwards in the sky only...

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by redcap1962
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2520
Views: 178199

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Sadly almost all updates of WWW-sites have the result, that the site runs slowlier than before. Same now here with A-net :evil: Is there really no other way to modernize a homepage ??? As I just discovered, the photos cannot be watched at there original size as they were uploaded. The qualitiy thus ...

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