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by wb556
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sea Harrier ZD614 Restoration
Replies: 0
Views: 4917

Sea Harrier ZD614 Restoration

For anyone that's interested I have just moved Sea Harrier <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>.2 ZD614 down to Bournemouth airport in the UK for restoration/repair. I will post update videos on its YouTube channel regularly if you'd like to see how things are progressing. If anyone o...

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by wb556
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sea Harrier FA.2 AP's
Replies: 0
Views: 3050

Sea Harrier FA.2 AP's

Does anyone have any digital copies of any Sea Harrier AP's or hard copies they would be willing to pass on?

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by wb556
Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It Possible? LH Flights Without Safety Movie.
Replies: 35
Views: 10397

RE: Is It Possible? LH Flights Without Safety Movie.

I flew <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> on a fairly late night <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> flight about 5 years ago with absolutely no safety demo of any k...

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by wb556
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier CSeries Update Part 3
Replies: 271
Views: 65209

RE: Bombardier CSeries Update Part 3

I believe they have gone for a small colony of Russian hampsters with a running wheel / dynamo assembly.

Boeing engineers are apparently studying a higher capacity mk.2 version using chinchillas as a stop gap measure for the 787.

[Edited 2013-01-22 10:46:33]

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by wb556
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Spitfires' Excavation Date Set
Replies: 26
Views: 8796

RE: Spitfires' Excavation Date Set

Digging suspended, all looking very very doubtful now.

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by wb556
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: India To Buy Up To 189 Rafales
Replies: 71
Views: 17501

RE: India To Buy Up To 189 Rafales

Are there any renderings of a two seater out there?

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by wb556
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Bad Parts Caused F-15’s Breakup In 2007
Replies: 11
Views: 7116

RE: Boeing Bad Parts Caused F-15’s Breakup In 2007

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/checksixx" class="quote" target="_blank">checksixx</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I'm sorry but...

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by wb556
Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch Firm Seeks Colonists For 2023 Mars Mission
Replies: 6
Views: 5293

RE: Dutch Firm Seeks Colonists For 2023 Mars Mission

I guess that a fundamental point, things are much cheaper when you don't have to bring anyone back. I do find the idea a little unsettling, the subject would be televised human guineapigs. If you are going to establish a permanent colony then you will need a couple of doctors and other medical staff...

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by wb556
Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA B787 Emergency Landing and Fleet Grounding
Replies: 300
Views: 66062

RE: ANA B787 Emergency Landing And Fleet Grounding

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#283" class="quote">Reply 283</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yes silly me, l...

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by wb556
Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA B787 Emergency Landing and Fleet Grounding
Replies: 300
Views: 66062

RE: ANA B787 Emergency Landing And Fleet Grounding

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/brushpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">brushpilot</a> (<a href="#190" class="quote">Reply 190</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><center>...

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by wb556
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canberra PR9 (XH134) In Hong Kong 1982
Replies: 14
Views: 7771

RE: Canberra PR9 (XH134) In Hong Kong 1982

Apparently the early system III pods had a sliding cover for the camera windows so this could explain it.

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by wb556
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Passenger Tied Up With Tape (Pic)
Replies: 143
Views: 37694

RE: Drunk Passenger Tied Up With Tape (Pic)

It can't have been that bad if he wasn't charged. Maybe he had a mental health issue or bad reaction to medication in combination with alcohol?

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by wb556
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canberra PR9 (XH134) In Hong Kong 1982
Replies: 14
Views: 7771

RE: Canberra PR9 (XH134) In Hong Kong 1982

Great info, thanks for posting! If you wouldn't mind I would be grateful if you could post the landing pic even if it isn't too clear?

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by wb556
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canberra PR9 (XH134) In Hong Kong 1982
Replies: 14
Views: 7771

RE: Canberra PR9 (XH134) In Hong Kong 1982

If there is an way you could post those 3 pics I would be grateful, it's always nice to filling some blanks in the history. The side pics would be great as the aircraft seems to be missing some of its normal squadron markings.

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by wb556
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canberra PR9 (XH134) In Hong Kong 1982
Replies: 14
Views: 7771

RE: Canberra PR9 (XH134) In Hong Kong 1982

Pod housing the System III reconnaissance suite. Nice pic, you don't have any more do you?

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by wb556
Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last Flyable Canberra
Replies: 13
Views: 7872

RE: Last Flyable Canberra

There is also a PR.9 at Kemble that should fly soon.

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by wb556
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too Fat To Fly, Passenger Kicked Off 3 Flights
Replies: 90
Views: 25295

RE: Too Fat To Fly, Passenger Kicked Off 3 Flights

There's a good chance that her medical conditions were either caused by or significantly aggravated by her extreme weight issues. It was irresponsible to get like that in the first place and irresponsible to fly in that state (it was not for treatment etc, purely for pleasure). I am sure this talk o...

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by wb556
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: An-225 No. 2 To Be Completed
Replies: 22
Views: 10545

RE: An-225 No. 2 To Be Completed

Just ask Transaero to add a few 'spare' engines to their a-380 order. Sling 6 of those under the wings and that would be an impressive machine.

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by wb556
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Likely To Add New/ex LHR Aircraft At LGW
Replies: 25
Views: 10511

RE: BA Likely To Add New/ex LHR Aircraft At LGW

I travel to Ibiza frequently to visit family and must say that the 734's on the most part took smart and do the job. Most people don't know the difference but I find it a nice change to take a ride on a classic 737, they won't be about for a lot longer, enjoy them while you can. My only bug bare is ...

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by wb556
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Tests New EMP Weapon.
Replies: 1
Views: 4862

Usaf Tests New EMP Weapon.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d7b_1351178489

This tech really could be a game changer.

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by wb556
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Arrivals Timelapse
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Heathrow Arrivals Timelapse

Interesting timelapse video of arrivals in <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. Really shows how many small control inputs are required! Is it just me or is the A340 at 3:25 well below the glide path? <a href="http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cc5_1351065684" t...

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by wb556
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!
Replies: 33
Views: 20038

RE: LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!

I guess the nature of the smell and its effect may go someway to explaining the police response. Generally I would assume that the pilots would be familiar with the sorts of smells that a fault in the aircraft can cause. Maybe the smell was unusual and the fact that it was making at least one pilot ...

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by wb556
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!
Replies: 33
Views: 20038

RE: LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!

Good thinking but why stop at Heathrow, there are loads of cheaper and less congested places? For reference it probably was an A319 rather than a 320, it was nice to see anyway regardless of the reason for the visit.

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by wb556
Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!
Replies: 33
Views: 20038

LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!

I had a very clear view from the hotel and there were the police 4x4's two regular ambulances and two first responder vehicles, a landrover discovery and an estate car. Two of the large foam shooting engines came from over by the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> maintenance area, a norm...

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by wb556
Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!
Replies: 33
Views: 20038

LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!

Thank you, I have been a long term lurker so I thought this was as good an excuse as any to join! The aircraft has just been towed from the gate and removed across to the virgin maintenance area. The fact that the 4 ambulance vehicles were with the aircraft for several hours seems unusual, they left...

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by wb556
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!
Replies: 33
Views: 20038

LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!

Don't think it's an excercise. The aircraft would not have been met on the runway, shutdown and then towed with a full passenger load. As I am typing two ambulances and 2 ambulance first responder vehicles have just been escorted from the aircraft by a yellow operations land rover. Whatever was goin...

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by wb556
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!
Replies: 33
Views: 20038

LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!

The A319 sounds right, I was just a little surprised to see it here! Got to say the scheme looks pretty smart on the smaller Airbuses.

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by wb556
Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!
Replies: 33
Views: 20038

LH - Strange Goings On At LHR This Morning?!

Hello all, firstly I'm new here so please forgive me if the format of this post is a little amateur! I was wondering if anyone knows what is going on with a <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> flight at Heathrow this morning? I'm not sure of the flight number but it is the <acronym tit...

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