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by YBCS
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Still At VCV. Why?
Replies: 92
Views: 35936

RE: Delta's Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Still At VCV. Why?

I believe the RAF still have 9 L1011s still in service. IMO this probably has a great deal to do with why there are still so many sitting in bone yards. Their value as spares has far outweighed their value as scrap. As the RAF receives more A330 MRTT aircraft, I would venture to say that the Tristar...

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by YBCS
Sat Aug 18, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD's Fids List 'Quantas' Flights
Replies: 51
Views: 5011

RE: ORD's Fids List 'Quantas' Flights

Seems DLPMMM doesn't get it. QANTAS is not a word, it is as FlashFlyGuy quotes, an Acronym. The mispelling isn't a big deal but it is kind of humerous to see the amount of people who get upset about it. The only thing funnier is people getting upset about people getting upset about it. Get over it! ...

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by YBCS
Thu Jul 05, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kawasaki To Build Commercial C-X Freighter
Replies: 20
Views: 13366

RE: Kawasaki To Build Commercial C-X Freighter

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by YBCS
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue: 54 Continental: 3
Replies: 124
Views: 16851

RE: JetBlue: 54 Continental: 3

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by YBCS
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Blue To Order 7 777-300ERs
Replies: 137
Views: 23222

RE: Virgin Blue To Order 7 777-300ERs

Here is another article from the Australian which might be of interest.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...ory/0,20867,21257360-23349,00.html

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by YBCS
Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Southwest Destination?
Replies: 41
Views: 6397

RE: Worst Southwest Destination?

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by YBCS
Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 At SYD. Anyone Know The Reason?
Replies: 20
Views: 4900

RE: C-17 At SYD. Anyone Know The Reason?

Just got a copy of Australian Aviation Express News Flash, here is the quote; "The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III has been selected by government to fulfil an urgent ADF requirement for a strategic heavylift airlifter, Defence Minister Dr Brendan Nelson announced at Richmond today. At least three and p...

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by YBCS
Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Blocked Seat Rows, Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 4337

RE: Jetstar Blocked Seat Rows, Why?

Thanks Industrybuff that's what I was looking for. "It is company policy" based on pax numbers alone. Simpilicity, I appreciate your input. The only reason I flew <acronym title="Jetstar (Australia)">JQ</acronym> is because my company paid the ticket, So other than not go, I had no choice. I do norm...

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by YBCS
Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Blocked Seat Rows, Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 4337

RE: Jetstar Blocked Seat Rows, Why?

Quoting Gemuser "But it wasnt spreadout thru the cabin, it was concentrated just forward of the [over wing] emergengy exits! That is the forward part of the wing or just in front of the forward CG limit. 24 pax in this location will have a sigifinate impact on CG." The opposite is true. The closer y...

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by YBCS
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Blocked Seat Rows, Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 4337

RE: Jetstar Blocked Seat Rows, Why?

Thanks for the responses, I am aware of weight and balance considerations, but when an aircraft is already roughly 85% full it seems to me that the weight distribution of 24 pax more or less spread more evenly throughout the cabin would have little effect on CofG. I am quite aware of CGs affect on p...

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by YBCS
Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Blocked Seat Rows, Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 4337

Jetstar Blocked Seat Rows, Why?

I recently flew Jetstar from <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym> to <acronym title="Cairns (CNS / YBCS), Australia - Queensland">CNS</acronym>, it was a pleasant enough flight but I noticed on boarding that 4 full rows of seats were blocked off...

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by YBCS
Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finding A Good Nickname For The A380
Replies: 160
Views: 14058

RE: Finding A Good Nickname For The A380

How about "The Elephant"?  Wink

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by YBCS
Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discrepancy In Movie "Island In The Sky"?
Replies: 4
Views: 6000

RE: Discrepancy In Movie "Island In The Sky"?

Come on guys, surely you know by now that Hollywood is all about entertainment. They really don't care to let the facts get in the way of a good yarn. By the way, my wife HATES watching movies & shows with me that involve aviation. According to her, I pick them apart too much. She says just relax an...

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by YBCS
Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Take Off Rolls
Replies: 46
Views: 10419

RE: Long Take Off Rolls

I can remember a flight on a 707-338 of Air Nuigini from <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> to POM in 1981 where thundering down the Reef Runway I saw the 1000 foot remaining panel flash by the window and we still hadn't rotat...

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by YBCS
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Zero Visibility...In The Cockpit!
Replies: 27
Views: 9199

RE: Zero Visibility...In The Cockpit!

This is quite a common phenomenon. It is not due as suggested by a dirty water separator. In fact a poorly functioning water separator will have a quite different effect. If the air conditioning is turned to its coolest setting, the air exiting ducts will be both cold and very dry. When this cold dr...

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by YBCS
Sun May 22, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bill Shields Boeing Tanker
Replies: 90
Views: 7001

RE: Bill Shields Boeing Tanker

Hi all, This is only my second post so be gentle. I didn't read all the posts previous to this one, so if this has been covered then I'm just adding my opinion. What I don't understand is why it is bad for a nation to support its own industry. Here in Australia we have a Buy Australian made campaign...

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by YBCS
Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde At Small Airports?
Replies: 67
Views: 13904

RE: Concorde At Small Airports?

Saw a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Concorde at St Johns, <acronym title="St. John's - International (YYT / CYYT), Canada - Newfoundland">YYT</acronym> in late May 1999 or 2000 (don't remember which year, I was there both years). I was told it was a charter for Iceberg watchers. YBCS

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