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by fortytwoeyes
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 234
Views: 50726

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

Or a 340-300. Enough of them are stored. As far as I can see there's not a single LH 343 stored. Looking further in LH group, Airfleets shows a few Swiss ones stored, but those all seem leased, so it's hard to say whether it would be viable to reactive one of those - and they might even have been s...

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by fortytwoeyes
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR 777 loses FC Barcelona livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4129

Re: QR 777 loses BCN livery

zkojq wrote:
Eh? Lufthansa just repainted an A340-600 into the Bayern Munich livery.

As far as I know that was applied in 2016 and removed in July 17 after Bayern's tour of Asia. QR will replace LH as sponsor from July 1 this year.

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 37293

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

It would look better if the logo was in yellow. I am fine with the blue tail but the white logo is hideous. Here are 2 quick edits https://i.imgur.com/wDa7JBe.png https://i.imgur.com/Sw7T9om.png (Unfortunately, I can't edit/ fix my previous post, so I apologize if people consider my post spam.) Why...

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211785

Re: LH introduces revised livery

TurboJet707 wrote:
The communication that Innsbruckflyer refers to also mentions that an alternative livery variant will be developed in which the 'Lufthansa' script will be joined by the crane logo.

That reads to me as not referring to the livery, but to other forms of marketing material.

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by fortytwoeyes
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 118
Views: 41851

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

I don't really see the need reason for the bureaucracy caused by section 1.g 2-4. If it's relevant information, it should be fine to post it even after the six months have passed. If it isn't, it falls under other rules (1.i for example) and should be removed anyway.

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by fortytwoeyes
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 211785

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Qantas uses a very similar scheme to Lufthansa (apart from the colours), yet it's highly respected and even considered iconic. Nobody has every accused it of looking like a LCC. With Qantas it makes sense to extend the tail colour down the fuselage, because the logo does so as well. The LH logo doe...

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by fortytwoeyes
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest trying to get rid of bugs in reservations
Replies: 32
Views: 6390

Re: Southwest trying to get rid of bugs in reservations

http://www.southwest.com will not work from overseas IP addresses. So when I book travel to the states I can't book additional flights on Southwest unless I use a VPN to alter my IP address.... just nuts.

Seems to be working fine for me from Germany.
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vegas005 wrote:
One HUGE bug is http://www.southwest.com will not work from overseas IP addresses. So when I book travel to the states I can't book additional flights on Southwest unless I use a VPN to alter my IP address.... just nuts.

Seems to be working fine for me from Germany.

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by fortytwoeyes
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion
Replies: 57
Views: 4027

Re: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion

Don't suppose even a magic plot-convenient .45 cal slug or two piercing the cockpit floor and zipping through the avionics bay could plausibly suffice to disable all protections... hmmm... Maybe revert to the 737? Is it less self-protected? Maybe a bizjet version of a 767 if the plot requires a roo...

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by fortytwoeyes
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Star Trek: Discovery
Replies: 15
Views: 1637

Re: New Star Trek: Discovery

Very unhappy, I can't get over the visuals - I know it can't look like TOS, but then why do they have to set it at that particular point in time? Go into the future, post TNG, and have some new aliens instead of changing the Klingons into something unrecognizable. At this point The Orville is the be...

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!
Replies: 39
Views: 12247

Re: Eurowings Cancelled Flight - HELP !!

It's changing, credit cards are becoming more accepted in Germany, but my advice to any traveller would still be "they might take them, but do not expect it and always have an alternative on hand"

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall
Replies: 82
Views: 9308

Re: Horizon Air scheduling havoc will continue into the fall

What "major international airline" is still flying Q300s?

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by fortytwoeyes
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage
Replies: 44
Views: 1635

Re: German Parliament finally voting on gay marriage

I wonder if Merkels comment was deliberate or actually her Schabowski-moment. I'd file it under election tactics. With every other democratic party making it part of their election program, and the majority of voters in favor, this was a chance to remove the topic before it becomes relevant for the...

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by fortytwoeyes
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 220870

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Wow, seeing it again now really drives home how outdated it was.

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by fortytwoeyes
Wed May 24, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Multiple Screen Names
Replies: 1
Views: 4112

Re: Multiple Screen Names

No, because many people don't have static IPs.

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue May 09, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Paid Membership
Replies: 10
Views: 4981

Re: Paid Membership

Whatsaptudo wrote:
Stop the free membership now, you're advertisers will thank you.


Yes, because the one thing advertisers just LOVE is reducing the number of visitors.

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue May 02, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash
Replies: 90
Views: 10960

Re: German airlines drop safety rule prompted by Germanwings crash

dtw2hyd wrote:
It will be reported under GermanWings AOC which is defunct now.

It isn't. Eurowings wet leases Germanwings planes.

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by fortytwoeyes
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Looking Government Liveries?
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: Best Looking Government Liveries?

I may be biased, but I think the German livery is extremely classy.

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by fortytwoeyes
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it worth going into politics?
Replies: 20
Views: 1394

Re: Is it worth going into politics?

As to being astounded that anyone can believe that the entire US political spectrum is shifted far to the right, as a result of my visits to the US and my wife having close relatives living there, I'm astounded that any US citizen who has spent more than a short while abroad could be in denial over...

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane
Replies: 2119
Views: 130662

Re: Another United gaffe - forces doctor off plane

I think it's been clarified that the employees showed up during/after boarding, not before. They weren't originally expected. Has it? The report quoted here http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1360189&start=450#p19467489 says that they were already looking for volunteers befo...

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by fortytwoeyes
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Operating on another countries Aircraft Carrier
Replies: 12
Views: 3434

Re: Operating on another countries Aircraft Carrier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st85Z4mrExc)

Seems like at least the refueling crew for the Hornets was flown in, if I read the French subtitles right.
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apfpilot wrote:
F/A-18 on the Charles De Gaulle (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st85Z4mrExc)

Seems like at least the refueling crew for the Hornets was flown in, if I read the French subtitles right.

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by fortytwoeyes
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 220870

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

As for search, us old folk knew that the right way to search was to use Google and make sure to put airliners.net in the search field along with your topic. That's not the "right" way, that's a workaround for a broken feature that often doesn't produce the desired result either. Try findi...

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by fortytwoeyes
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New site still doesn't do it for me, still.
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: New site still doesn't do it for me, still.

I don't. The technical issues with the old site always kept me from handing over any money - why pay to post if basic functionality isn't working?

Also, as far as I understand they stopped taking payments for first class almost a year before the relaunch.

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by fortytwoeyes
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 220870

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

JohnKrist wrote:
I agree, all the crashes, data losses, join date issues and other things we had before made the old site perfect.


Not to mention the forum search never finding anything. Utter perfection :lol:

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever fly on the same plane twice?
Replies: 138
Views: 9405

Re: Ever fly on the same plane twice?

Flew Ryanair's EI-DHN on NRN-TLL in September 2015 and it operated the return flight a week later as well.

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by fortytwoeyes
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 220870

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

On the flag front: I'd rather have a "Location" field that's displayed in the info area underneath the avatar. Those who want to state their location can fill it, but it wouldn't be mandatory.

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by fortytwoeyes
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 220870

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

Your vote of confidence in us is appreciated. We are pretty deep in repairs today, please do keep the requests and bug reports coming. We are indeed listening. Jeff M So, any thoughts or plans of moving on to something more advanced than phpBB? It seems the old owners chose phpBB because it was sta...

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by fortytwoeyes
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manual timers in the flight deck
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: Manual timers in the flight deck

There's a Pilotseye film where a Swiss crew uses it to keep track of time limits while having an engine issue.

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping
Replies: 76
Views: 18745

Re: German government thinking about saving former D-ABCE "Landshut" from scrapping

Ronaldo747 wrote:
With the history behind the "Landshut", Bonn indeed makes by far the most sense to me because there is the german museum of contemporary history called Haus der Geschichte. Don't know if they can accommodate it though.

I can't see any way to fit a 737 there.

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by fortytwoeyes
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214667

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Spiderguy252 wrote:
So silly that I can't navigate between forums with a single click. Have to click on 'Forum' then the next forum I want to visit.


If you scroll all the way down there's a list of forum links.

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by fortytwoeyes
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor B767 Flight simulator burns down at FRA
Replies: 20
Views: 6391

Re: Condor B767 Flight simulator burns down at FRA

anshabhi wrote:
Isn't this interesting that they are still training pilots for B767?


Last I saw was that there are no current plans to replace the 767.

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by fortytwoeyes
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How were DC-9's delivered to Hawaii pre-ETOPS?
Replies: 24
Views: 5752

Re: How were DC-9's delivered to Hawaii pre-ETOPS?

It's basically the same as how the 717's made it to Hawaii and how they go back to the mainland for heavy maintenance -- HA strips out the cabin (mostly the seating/carpet) and there are supplemental fuel tanks in the cabin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geVpPUFuOVg I assume we're talking about t...

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by fortytwoeyes
Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net: slowest site in the internet?
Replies: 12
Views: 1210

Re: A.net: slowest site in the internet?

Completely fine for me in Germany.

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by fortytwoeyes
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview
Replies: 152
Views: 13817

Re: New Airliners.net Homepage Preview

Any and all features that make the site look and feel more like the old a.net are positive developments in my books. This seems to be a common sentiment, and I can't understand why people want a site that looks like it is stuck in 2005. For the love of God, please just let the old site design die. ...

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by fortytwoeyes
Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214667

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Good news: I got rid of the latest photos within the thread quite easily using uBlock Origin. Just use the element picker and select the latest photos box.

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by fortytwoeyes
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214667

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Can we cut the new "Latest Additions to Airliners" element in the forums down to a single line of photos? Personally I would prefer if it just wasn't there but I suspect it is here to stay. Being two lines though, it takes up more room than a single post and ends up making it look like th...

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by fortytwoeyes
Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did LH order the B747-8I?
Replies: 59
Views: 14293

Re: Why did LH order the B747-8I?

They will use them for a while. No problem they will pay for themselves. Plus LH have a huge 747-400 fleet and all the pilots, parts and infrastructure. If they sell their 747-8I one far away day those might be well saught freighter conversion candidates. I doubt there will be enough 747-8I built t...

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by fortytwoeyes
Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVRO RJ100 Lands on St. Helena
Replies: 109
Views: 19060

Re: AVRO RJ100 Lands on St. Helena

The thing about using the 738: The airline that was supposed to operate the route already has them. To operate any other plane, they'd have to find an airline willing to do it, or convince Comair to introduce another type. Both of those options sound expensive.

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by fortytwoeyes
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tough choice- Can we call it a classic?
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: Tough choice- Can we call it a classic?

It amazes me why it was even built in the first place. You already had both the A330 and the 777, with similar capacity, and better fuel efficiency..... You might want to check your timeline. The 777 was introduced several years after the A340, and an A330 built at the time airlines still bought A3...

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by fortytwoeyes
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be possible and make sense to integrate an airline into public transport?
Replies: 51
Views: 6199

Re: Would it be possible and make sense to integrate an airline into public transport?

What a terrible idea. Public transport is more expensive and less efficient than private. I can buy a ticket on a Ryanair Jet aircraft for cheaper than a deutsche bahn train. Usually by significant margin. Re-read the post. The poster is not advocating nationalizing the airlines. They are asking if...

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by fortytwoeyes
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Ignore list
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

Re: Ignore list

It does.

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by fortytwoeyes
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 214667

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Good grief. I was away from the site for a few days and now it seems that the thread-page numbers are missing from the indexes. It used to be that for a long thread, like this one, you could see and click on page 42 right from the index. Now you have to click on the thread, see the first page, and ...

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps
Replies: 35
Views: 1543

Re: F1 - Belgian GP, Spa-Francorchamps

zkojq wrote:
How the hell can Max blame Kimi for the first turn incident??

He can't. He also didn't as far as I can tell, he blamed Vettel.

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by fortytwoeyes
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avior gets an A340-300
Replies: 30
Views: 5654

Re: Avior gets an A340-300

United_fan wrote:
Looking at the picture,do the A340-300's center landing gear not touch the ground except when it's a certain weight ?


That's what I read on this forum. It won't touch the ground on a 340 that's close to empty.

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by fortytwoeyes
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FSX Steam / Win 10 Upgrade
Replies: 2
Views: 1228

Re: FSX Steam / Win 10 Upgrade

With Steam you have a Steam folder which contains the game folders. Might take you a few seconds to find the first time, other than that it's no different than a standalone installation. Hence most add-ons should work.

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by fortytwoeyes
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 7802

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

September 24th 2015 ;). Shame about Avies, that were two enjoyble flights. My first time on a plane that size, I liked being able to see what you or your colleagues were doing. And I loved the Kalev candy that was handed out :D. Didn't they have quite a few more frames than PJA and PJR? Any idea wh...

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by fortytwoeyes
Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Necro posting: Old threads coming back to life
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Necro posting: Old threads coming back to life

JohnKrist wrote:
Personally I have never really understood the point of locking threads just because they haven't received a reply in x days.


I agree. Much less clutter on the forum than with forcing people to start a new one if they have something to add later on.

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by fortytwoeyes
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 7802

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

I've been on two different ones in Estonia last year (ES-PJA & ES-PJR) on a daytrip from Tallinn to Kuressaare. I flew both, you might have been my passenger depending on the dates :). That company went bust though. PJA is gone I believe, returned to the owner I guess. PJR is flying the Estonia...

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by fortytwoeyes
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 7802

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

intrance wrote:
and Estonia has 1 flying around that I know of.

I've been on two different ones in Estonia last year (ES-PJA & ES-PJR) on a daytrip from Tallinn to Kuressaare.

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by fortytwoeyes
Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Vitriol of posts is increasing. The site is becoming more divisive than ever.
Replies: 9
Views: 1245

Re: Vitriol of posts is increasing. The site is becoming more divisive than ever.

It would be more obvious if that button were named something like "add to ignore list", because it's rather hard to work out what foe is supposed to mean.

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