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by VASI
Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cancelled GEXX/DBA MOscow-Munic, Why?
Replies: 0
Views: 1272

Cancelled GEXX/DBA MOscow-Munic, Why?

Hello! Just got the information that my colleauge won't fly GEXX/DBA Moscow to Munich today as the aircraft has a technical problem. The aircraft is a Fokker 100 (ex USAIR I guess!?), it is not sure whether the flight can depart tomorrow! Does someone know more about the technical malfunction? Thank...

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by VASI
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mysterious Boeing 777 In HAM
Replies: 29
Views: 13330

RE: Mysterious Boeing 777 In HAM

Are the main boogies of the B777 steerable by some degrees?

Thanks!

VASI

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by VASI
Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mysterious Boeing 777 In HAM
Replies: 29
Views: 13330

RE: Mysterious Boeing 777 In HAM

Flying-Tiger: Yes this was the one. Do you know the owner and the reason it was there?

Thanks !

VASI

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by VASI
Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mysterious Boeing 777 In HAM
Replies: 29
Views: 13330

RE: Mysterious Boeing 777 In HAM

No, it was a broken blue stripe under the windows which went to the tail end.
The blue stripe was also painted in the middle of the rudder + N registered.

Perhaps it was repainted??

Thanks!

VASI

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by VASI
Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mysterious Boeing 777 In HAM
Replies: 29
Views: 13330

Mysterious Boeing 777 In HAM

When I flew to <acronym title="Hamburg (- Fuhlsbuttel) (HAM / EDDH), Germany">HAM</acronym> last Friday I saw an N-registered Boeing 777 (guess it was a 200 version) in an all white colour scheme with a boring blue stripe. They towed the plane from Lufthansa Technic to the edge of RWY 23 where they ...

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by VASI
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Powerbacks Illegal In Europe?
Replies: 27
Views: 5328

RE: Are Powerbacks Illegal In Europe?

I had the experience of a powerback some weeks ago in an ATR42 in Prague.

Very strange feeling when it goes backwards, braking action was horrible, the whole plane was terribly shaking.

VASI

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by VASI
Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 757 Roll Oscillation
Replies: 9
Views: 7509

Boeing 757 Roll Oscillation

In one of the latest issues of "Flight International" I read about severe roll oscillations with the Boeing 757. Also the FAA is concerned about this matter. This means: rudder input can result in a movement in the opposite direction. My questions are: - How can this happen and why was it detected s...

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by VASI
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JT-8D For Supersonic Business Jet!
Replies: 29
Views: 5165

JT-8D For Supersonic Business Jet!

Hello! Shortly I read an article in FLIGHT INTERNATIOANL that P&W is studying the feasibilty of using the JT8-D for the SST from Aerion. Only some minor changes should be needed. How could this work, why this engine??? Is it capable of delivering enough thrust??? Thanks for your replies VASI

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by VASI
Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A340 Off Runway In YYZ
Replies: 570
Views: 104870

Air France A340 Off Runway In YYZ

Today we had thunderstorm after thunderstorm in <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>, the first one coming over the city centre at around 11:30 am. Left our warehouse at around 30 min. before the crash and yes the thundersto...

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by VASI
Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Swiss A340 And ERJ: NRT-ZRH-STR (with Pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 13394

RE: Swiss A340 And ERJ: NRT-ZRH-STR (with Pics)

Very nice trip report. I flew the <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> several times with the Swissair/Swiss <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 which I prefer over the A340. I remember one trip to <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita Inte...

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by VASI
Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DBA Fokker 100's
Replies: 22
Views: 2887

RE: DBA Fokker 100's

Thanks for the replies so far. Somme comments to the interior: The seats were quite new, the erst wasn't, including dirty overhead bins and the panels where the oxy masks, light, <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> are situated. That must be original <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA<...

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by VASI
Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DBA Fokker 100's
Replies: 22
Views: 2887

DBA Fokker 100's

Yesterday I flew <acronym title="Florence - Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci) (FLR / LIRQ), Italy">FLR</acronym> to <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym> with the dba/gexx Fokker 100. Does someone ...

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by VASI
Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To The Original MD-11?
Replies: 2
Views: 5109

What Happened To The Original MD-11?

I was wondering of what happened to the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's which were involved in the flight test programme. As I know 2-3 aircraft were used for that. Were they delivered to airlines with a discount? I know that one of them was used for the NASA propulsion control pro...

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by VASI
Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ex-TWA MD-80's Being Parted Out
Replies: 4
Views: 3586

RE: Ex-TWA MD-80's Being Parted Out

As I know TWA also took over the last MD-83 rolled out in Long Beach, called "Long Beach" or so!

VASI

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by VASI
Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11: Unpleasant Braking Behaviour After Landing
Replies: 11
Views: 7610

MD-11: Unpleasant Braking Behaviour After Landing

Foxhunter: What are the MD-11 brakes made up of steel, or carbon?

Also: Did MDD improve them with their PIP (Performance Improvement Package), due to weight issues?

Thanks very much!

VASI

By the way: Fly DC Jets!

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by VASI
Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa Callsign, Info Needed!
Replies: 18
Views: 15917

RE: Lufthansa Callsign, Info Needed!

Pilotaydin, thanks!

Last question: Are these callsigne generated randomly by a computer or is there a logical scheme behind that?

VASI

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by VASI
Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa Callsign, Info Needed!
Replies: 18
Views: 15917

RE: Lufthansa Callsign, Info Needed!

OK thanks very much so far.

Why do they use this as a system to avoid confusions? Do you think they had a mix up of flights in ATC in which they followed the orders from another flight?

For example "Lufthansa 9886", mixed up with "Lufthansa 988, 6 miles to go"

VASI

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by VASI
Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lufthansa Callsign, Info Needed!
Replies: 18
Views: 15917

Lufthansa Callsign, Info Needed!

Today I heard on the ATC the LH callsign "Lufthansa 1 Alpha Alpha" and
"Lufthansa 2 Echo Lima".

Are these new callsigns, as I just remember the ones like "Lufthansa 988", etc.?

Thanks for your help!

VASI

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by VASI
Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11: Unpleasant Braking Behaviour After Landing
Replies: 11
Views: 7610

MD-11: Unpleasant Braking Behaviour After Landing

I had the same experience, but not only on the MD-11. My guess: The carbon brakes tend to have a rough braking performance when applied in a cold status.

VASI

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by VASI
Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Aircraft Do You Think Has The Best Take-off?
Replies: 63
Views: 7368

RE: Which Aircraft Do You Think Has The Best Take-

MD-11 and the DC-9/MD-80 Series. Love those planes. Also I liked the Concorde very much, when it took off. In the inside it always reminded me of sitting on a volcano, amazing acceleration.

VASI

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by VASI
Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Last Swiss MD-11 Flight, Anyone On Board?
Replies: 1
Views: 5243

Last Swiss MD-11 Flight, Anyone On Board?

Hello! I was wondering if someone will be on board of the last SWISS <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 flight from Chicago on October 31'st? I will be on holiday in and around Chicago at that time and will take that flight with this wonderful aircraft. Does someone know if there is a s...

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by VASI
Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss A340 To JFK?
Replies: 25
Views: 5045

RE: Swiss A340 To JFK?

LX23-To my knowledge that is correct. I read it in a Flight International issue some weeks ago, that they have a kind of partnership with them. Also I heard that Swiss is replacing the A340/A330 service with a <acronym title="Bitburg (BBJ / EDRB) (closed), Germany">BBJ</acronym> 737 in the near futu...

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by VASI
Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss A340 To JFK?
Replies: 25
Views: 5045

RE: Swiss A340 To JFK?

On my recent trip to the US I flew on the A330-200 on both legs. Wednesday July 14'th to Newark and back on August 7'th (Saturday) to Zurich. Both flights were ok, but I would have prefered the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 by far, which in my eyes was more quite in the cabin. Anyw...

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by VASI
Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New York To Toronto, Your Infos Needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 4723

New York To Toronto, Your Infos Needed!

Hello! During my business trip here in New York I also have to go to Toronto. Went there last Wednesday with Air Canada A 319. Going once more on Thursday this week. In gerenral I fly always Northwest in the US as I am a Douglas fan. Any ideas of how to get there on an MDD aircraft? Your suggestions...

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by VASI
Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Climb Rate
Replies: 32
Views: 3560

RE: Worst Climb Rate

Definitely the A340. Flying from Frankfurt to Chicago we reached our cruising altitude shortly before reaching our destination. Just kidding, but the worst slow climber I experienced is by far the A340-300, horrible flying obstacle. Originally it was supposed to be certficated with the more powerful...

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by VASI
Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Widebody Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 6018

RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

From Zurich to Geneva with a Swiss MD-11, flight continued to LAX.

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by VASI
Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Munich To New York, Which Airline?
Replies: 15
Views: 6013

RE: Munich To New York, Which Airline?

Thanks for your recommendations so far. I had to made a decision and therefore have chosen SWISS as I have good experience with them.

Furthermore they are in a difficult situation which deserves some help.

Thanks!

VASI

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by VASI
Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Munich To New York, Which Airline?
Replies: 15
Views: 6013

RE: Munich To New York, Which Airline?

Petazulu, you're absolutely right, I just realized that they have such a flight. We did it once with Privatair from Dusseldorf, guess it is the same company.

Still no decision made, anyhow I favour Swiss, fortunately it is not an A340!

VASI

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by VASI
Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Munich To New York, Which Airline?
Replies: 15
Views: 6013

Munich To New York, Which Airline?

As I fly from Munich to New York in July (Business) and back I have several opportunities to chose from: - Direct flight with Lufthansa A340-300 (boring!?) - With Air France via Paris B737-500 and Boeing 777-200 - Swiss Embrear 145 and A330-200 (my favourite) - KLM/Northwest via Amsterdam/Minneapoli...

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by VASI
Mon May 31, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Gear Up" Hight?
Replies: 32
Views: 5904

RE: "Gear Up" Hight?

When flying in the jumpseat of a 737-400 some years ago, the FO retracted the gear too early and a warning sound came up. The captain did not gave the order "gear up" as well and was therefore quite angry. A positive rate of climb was established however. Does someone know something about this accou...

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by VASI
Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems With MD-11 Performance
Replies: 68
Views: 10216

RE: Problems With MD-11 Performance

Well from my view as a passenger it is an excellent aircraft. The longest legs I flew regularly on the Swissair/Swiss <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 was that to Narita. In almost every flight we overtook some "flying obstacles" (pilots' original words)A340, B777's and once in a whil...

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by VASI
Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Corsair 747 In STR/EDDS Today!
Replies: 1
Views: 2837

Two Corsair 747 In STR/EDDS Today!

Hello!

Does someone know what the two Corsair 747's are doing there today.
Fan transfer to the Chelsea game. Also do you knoe the registrations?

Thanks!

VASI

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by VASI
Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Operations Quality Assurance
Replies: 3
Views: 4752

Flight Operations Quality Assurance

In the past weeks I read a lot about the Fokker 50 LUXAIR in 2003. The reason was the selection of "ground idle". In this case there was also the "FOQA" (Flight Operation Quality Assurance) mentioned, which the "ALPL" refused and still does. My questions therefore are: - Which data does this system ...

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by VASI
Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Like To See _______ Aircraft In ______ Fleet
Replies: 82
Views: 7363

RE: Like To See _______ Aircraft In ______ Fleet

Like to see the 717-300 in Lufthansa colours!

FLY DC JETS!

VASI

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by VASI
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Spare Parts/cancelled Rescue Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 2989

RE: Concorde Spare Parts/cancelled Rescue Plan

As I also read in Flight International one of the main reasons for the retirement of the type was the divertion of an <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Concorde in February 03 I guess. The aircraft landed in Halifax and came from NY. The reason was a massive loss of fuel close to the engine. ...

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by VASI
Mon Nov 17, 2003 5:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Spare Parts/cancelled Rescue Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 2989

Concorde Spare Parts/cancelled Rescue Plan

As the Concorde topic in general has been discussed quite often I have some questions concerning the spare parts situation and a rescue plan which was cancelled some months ago: - What would have been the maximum operational life of the Concorde? - Which spare parts were able to be reproduced withou...

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by VASI
Sun Oct 05, 2003 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Vs BA Concorde Service
Replies: 34
Views: 5321

RE: AF Vs BA Concorde Service

I mostly flew <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Concorde service, only one time with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. I have to say that the service was extraordinary on both carriers, both did a great job. I can't agree with Joleb that the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</a...

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by VASI
Sun Sep 21, 2003 3:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320/737 Operation Into Florence
Replies: 2
Views: 4246

RE: A320/737 Operation Into Florence

Thanks for the reply SQ325! A bit late reply from my side, just came back from Japan. One more question cocnerning airport safety. Is there any ranking for <acronym title="Florence - Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci) (FLR / LIRQ), Italy">FLR</acronym> in the <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acr...

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by VASI
Fri Sep 12, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320/737 Operation Into Florence
Replies: 2
Views: 4246

A320/737 Operation Into Florence

In the latest edition of "Flight International" there is an article about Airbus and Boeing which are fighting for an upcoming order of Meridiana which wants to replace their BAE 146-200 and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-82/83. Meridiana also operates into Florence (BAE 146) and has a...

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by VASI
Mon Aug 04, 2003 1:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum Equipment List
Replies: 10
Views: 6661

RE: Minimum Equipment List

-Apathoid-, thank you very much for your brief reply!

Also to homepage with the "MEL's" is an excellent hint!

Best regards!

VASI

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by VASI
Sun Aug 03, 2003 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Minimum Equipment List
Replies: 10
Views: 6661

Minimum Equipment List

A short while ago I read an article about the standby <acronym title="Rimini (- Miramare) (RMI / LIPR), Italy">RMI</acronym> on Airbus aircraft. The report stated that these instruments produced by Thales are out of service on these aircraft, except the older A300/310 series. The reason is that they...

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by VASI
Sun Aug 03, 2003 4:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Large Flame From MD-11's Engine - Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 7322

RE: Large Flame From MD-11's Engine - Why?

Swissair had these problem with the <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> engines on their <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's too. As I know this occured shortly after the introduction of the type in the 90's. <acronym title="Precision Air Serv...

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by VASI
Sat Jul 12, 2003 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Cutting ...
Replies: 43
Views: 3859

RE: Swiss Cutting ...

What about Tokyo. Will be flying to Narita in October, hopefully not on the A340! For how long will they keep the MD-11 on that route?????

Keep on flying DC Jets!

VASI

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by VASI
Tue May 06, 2003 3:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Flights
Replies: 26
Views: 5302

RE: Concorde Flights

BELLEROPHON: Thank you for your quick reply! Two more questions: 1. Shortly after departing <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> the f...

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by VASI
Mon May 05, 2003 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Flights
Replies: 26
Views: 5302

RE: Concorde Flights

BELLEROPHON: According to your profile any your staments you belong to the Concorde fleet. As I only flew with the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Concorde's in the past I want to make my dream come true and fly also with the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Concorde, due to th...

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by VASI
Mon May 05, 2003 3:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fokker 70/100 Tail Speed Brake
Replies: 10
Views: 11833

RE: Fokker 70/100 Tail Speed Brake

As I heard from the BAe 146, respective Avro <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> 100 series, this tool is also needed when doing approaches where a certain N1 or EPR must be obtained on final to commence an eventual go around. Otherwise it would not be possible to carry out a go around due...

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by VASI
Mon May 05, 2003 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Boeing MD-80?
Replies: 8
Views: 4856

RE: American Airlines Boeing MD-80?

For me it is still an excellent MDD aircraft. Perhaps they also think that the Boeing designation sounds more enthusiastic than McDonnell Douglas.

By the way, Alitalia still has their Super 80 proudly painted on the engine nacelle!!

Keep on flying Douglas Jets!

VASI

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by VASI
Sat Apr 26, 2003 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beautiful Views From An Airplane
Replies: 38
Views: 4077

RE: Beautiful Views From An Airplane

- On a Narita to Zurich flight I saw Mount Fujiyama and when reaching Zurich in the late afternoon we entered a holding where I saw the glowing Alps in the evening sun. Very impressive, love the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11! - Flying on Concorde I saw the slight rounded shape of t...

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by VASI
Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Air France Menu
Replies: 15
Views: 4429

RE: Concorde Air France Menu

Well then enjoy your flight. Found a menu list from a Concorde trip in my documents: <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> : Creation de Al...

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by VASI
Mon Apr 21, 2003 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Approach To ZRH - SQ Delaying Flights?
Replies: 34
Views: 4681

RE: New Approach To ZRH - SQ Delaying Flights?

SAAB 2000, as a result of the Avro <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> 85 crash I heard that approaches to RWY 28 should only be allowed under certain revised minimums. Do you know if this already happened? Also I wonder why the politicians are so extremely short sighted regarding this tra...

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