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by PeterB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 15471

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
a special one with the added 60 and large human silhouettes.

WOW!
Irony off.

I just wanted to point out, that this special livery is disappointing. It is not really extra-ordinary.

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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
Hey, could you add the video link in this older thread about it?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1392047


Done ;)

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by PeterB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 15471

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

The newest member of the Austrian Airlines fleet (OE-LPF) was painted in the new livery and is considered a "special livery". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=905rE418Mac For me, this is not a special livery but rather a cheap copy of the SWISS faces livery. In addition, look at the right f...

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by PeterB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Austrian Airlines "Special livery"
Replies: 2
Views: 528

New Austrian Airlines "Special livery"

The newest member of the Austrian Airlines fleet (OE-LPF) was painted in the new livery and is considered a "special livery". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=905rE418Mac For me, this is not a special livery but rather a cheap copy of the SWISS faces livery. In addition, look at the right f...

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by PeterB
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 6449

Farnborough International Airshow 2018

I was wondering if somebody might have heard some rumors about which planes will participate at Farnborough 2018.

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by PeterB
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR Spotting Trip
Replies: 2
Views: 956

LHR Spotting Trip

Dear fellows, for a spotting trip to LHR I am considering a hotel south of the runways in proximity to Hatton Cross. I have Premier Inn Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 and Hilton Garden Inn in mind. Any ideas regarding floor number and room number? Do you have any other suggestions for hotels that also ...

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by PeterB
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New A380 Sharklet
Replies: 0
Views: 665

New A380 Sharklet

https://twitter.com/ReutersAero/status/ ... 6728292352


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According to the following tweet, this is the new sharklet of the A380:
https://twitter.com/ReutersAero/status/ ... 6728292352


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by PeterB
Sun May 14, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: NATO Days Ostrava 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 657

NATO Days Ostrava 2017

Dear fellow aviation enthusiasts, I want to go to the NATO days this year in Ostrava. Unfortunately, the website is not really informative and the support is not replying. Although the entry is free, what about parking lots? Is it possible (or even necessary) to book a parking lot in advance? And ar...

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by PeterB
Tue May 09, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Replacement of Austrian Typhoons
Replies: 60
Views: 8496

Replacement of Austrian Typhoons

Austria is considering to get rid of the Eurofighter Typhoons. The reasons are the maintenance costs and the upcoming upgrade costs (all Typhoons are of Trache 1). As the Saab 105 will be retired by 2020 they soon need a replacement. According to the article (only in german, sorry) 19 models are pot...

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by PeterB
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night shot photo technique
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Night shot photo technique

If your guess is true, that would be a massive infringement regarding aviation security.

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by PeterB
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night shot photo technique
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Night shot photo technique

I just saw the following image and have a question regarding the applied photo technique. Unforntunately, the photographer is a "non-responder". So, no information from him after a personal message to similar pictures he has in his gallery. 4201233 Where does the light come from? Is there ...

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by PeterB
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advice for RIAT 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2803

Re: Advice for RIAT 2017

Thanks for this comprehensive information! Your feedback is just amazing!

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by PeterB
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Advice for RIAT 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2803

Advice for RIAT 2017

I just booked my Fairford visit with the 4aviation bus trip. Since it is my first visit of the RIAT I was wondering if a grand stand ticket is much better than standing along the crowd line. I am asking because at Le Bourget 2015 the crowd line was just perfect to get nice pictures (you have to find...

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by PeterB
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Suggestions for RIAT 2017 visit
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: Suggestions for RIAT 2017 visit

Swindon is an option, yes. I was just spectulating that I can leave my bag in the hotel at LHR and only have my camera with me. ;)

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by PeterB
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Suggestions for RIAT 2017 visit
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Suggestions for RIAT 2017 visit

I want to visit the RIAT this year but got stuck a little bit with organizing. As I come over from FRA or VIE I will fly to LHR. I was thinking about getting a hotel around LHR from Friday on, catch a bus early in the morning on Saturday to the show (and get back to the hotel the same day after the ...

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by PeterB
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre-Screening
Replies: 8
Views: 1908

Re: Pre-Screening

Chromatic aberration all over the place.

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by PeterB
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: 7 Rejection Reasons??
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Re: 7 Rejection Reasons??

Interesting piece of information!

Btw...Nr. 2 even made it to the front page: Congrats!

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by PeterB
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How to Delete Images from Database?
Replies: 2
Views: 1726

How to Delete Images from Database?

How can I delete individual images from the database?

I am quite sure this question was brought up before, but I cannot find anything anymore in the forum.

Thanks,
Peter

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by PeterB
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: pre-post screening spompert
Replies: 250
Views: 58995

Re: pre-post screening spompert

Hello, this one was rejected for motive (unbalanced crop), also after appeal. How can I crop better? I don`t really see the problem and have seen similar shots...thanks http://i66.tinypic.com/34ovbd0.jpg Out of curiosity, I just searched the database for accepted images with a similar crop. 3979137...

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by PeterB
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: 7 Rejection Reasons??
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Re: 7 Rejection Reasons??

7 rejection reasons and it was accepted after appealing? Was it a new screener and/or did the screener throw a coin? Seriously...I start to doubt the reliability of the screening process if a picture gets 7 rejection reasons and still makes it after appealing. PS: Don't get me wrong - the picture is...

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by PeterB
Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2546
Views: 275516

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

You're right that hits have dropped. It's not just that hits are WAY down, photographers are uploading far fewer images. Looking at the upload queue right now, the average uploads per day is less than 600. Before the upgrade it would be pretty rare to see a day with less than 1,000 uploads. It seem...

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by PeterB
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Basel Airport Spotting
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Basel Airport Spotting

According to the official website the visitors terrace is closed. Does anybody know if this is still the case?

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by PeterB
Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screening Procedure
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Screening Procedure

I was wondering if the screening procedure includes blinding of the photographers name in order to prevent a bias in the screening.

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by PeterB
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2546
Views: 275516

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Maybe I am not the only one here suffering from the harsh contrast of the website. There must be a level of contrast between the white design and the current one!
However, I start to see bright flashes after 5 min of forum reading. I am not going to destroy my eyes here!

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by PeterB
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Benchmark for Screening Time
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Benchmark for Screening Time

I was stumbling over another aviation photography website that collaborates with FR24 and was surprised when I saw there queue status. A.net queue: 6000 images - needs 10-11 days --> approximately 550-600 images/day Competitor queue: 12000 images - needs 6-7 days --> approximately 1700-2000 images/d...

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by PeterB
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejection?! Your opinion on that.
Replies: 2
Views: 2262

Rejection?! Your opinion on that.

Today I got two images rejected but do not agree at all with the reasons. What do you guys think? I am actually considering an appeal. Images were acquired with D7000 + Nikon 200-500 in good light conditions. And I don't see the issues mentioned on my screen. http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/airl...

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by PeterB
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Islamist saboteurs target AF at CDG
Replies: 23
Views: 4833

Re: Islamist saboteurs target AF at CDG

"Please subscribe or sign in to continue reading."
The only thing I can read is the head line. Doesn't make so much sense to post an article that requires subscription.

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by PeterB
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Professional Sport Teams in NA: Charter or own Jet?
Replies: 27
Views: 7410

Professional Sport Teams in NA: Charter or own Jet?

As a fan of the Edmonton Oilers NHL team I know they used an Air Canada Jetz all-business configured A320 last season. However, what about other NHL/NFL/MLB teams?
Are there even some teams which own jets themself?

Best,
Peter

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by PeterB
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Noise problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Re: Noise problem

Thank you all for your help http://i63.tinypic.com/11hfgg4.png on this picture i did what you told me focal lenght below 200 mm f/9 iso 100 and the sun with on my back but i still got some noise i will reduce noise using Nik but is it normal to get that noise before any editing ? In this picture th...

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by PeterB
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screening Queue
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: Screening Queue

Thats great! I would love having that feature.
Btw...Thanks for the quick reply!

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by PeterB
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Screening Queue
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Screening Queue

So far, having back the screening queue is great.
I think it would be nice to highlight the days (write in bold characters) on which you uploaded images. This would increase the overview even more.

Best,
Peter

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by PeterB
Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your aircraft spotting "bucket list"
Replies: 18
Views: 3151

Re: Your aircraft spotting "bucket list"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsHQ4zOnPL0

2) Air-to-Air Helicopter spotting at LAX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olSPxhz5ooI
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I have no particular aircraft I want to spot, but there are two big spots on my bucket list.
1) Mach loop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsHQ4zOnPL0

2) Air-to-Air Helicopter spotting at LAX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olSPxhz5ooI

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by PeterB
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Noise problem
Replies: 11
Views: 1824

Re: Noise problem

I've acquired most of my shots with the Tamron lens in combination with a Nikon D7000. You have to stop down to f/8.0 or f/10.0 in order to increase sharpness at the long end. However, from 250mm on it is hard to get really sharp images. That's the reason why I added the Nikon 200-500 to my collecti...

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by PeterB
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Window View vs. Airport Overview
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

Window View vs. Airport Overview

Can somebody explain to me why this picture (that made it to the front page) is considered as "Overview" only and not as "Window View" with proper aircraft details? There is an engine visible. http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/5/6/3982655.jpg?v=v4bf0e0b14ad

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by PeterB
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Fleet Expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 2011

Austrian Fleet Expansion

http://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/ ... im-anflug/

Unfortunately only in German.
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Austrian Airlines will most likely receive a B772 from Aeromexico to deal with all long haul routes (incl. LAX). On Thursday there will be a press conference with more details.

http://www.austrianaviation.net/detail/ ... im-anflug/

Unfortunately only in German.

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by PeterB
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Banner Missing
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Photo Banner Missing

Hey Kas,

I found some more: #2837443 #2837463 #2837699 #2839213 #2839245

I hope that's it.

Best,
Peter

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by PeterB
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Banner Missing
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Photo Banner Missing

I just noticed that the photo banner is missing for some of my pictures: #2837425 #2837569 #2837505 #2837515 #2837431. As this finding was just coincident I don't know how many pictures in total lack the banner. So, can anybody from the crew take actions and put the banners back? Many thanks in adva...

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by PeterB
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite 747 livery
Replies: 59
Views: 4364

Re: Favorite 747 livery

orange + shiny silver: CP-AIR

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by PeterB
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start LAX
Replies: 55
Views: 9895

Re: Austrian to start LAX

They have what? 11 long haul aircraft in their fleet? How are they going to make LAX work at 6x week when they also have HKG, YYZ, PEK, PVG, BKK, ORD, MIA, JFK, EWR and IAD? Being a spotter at VIE myself, I can tell you that in the VIE spotting/airport community there are rumors about another B777-...

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by PeterB
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Airline/Airport Use of Airliners.net Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: Airline/Airport Use of Airliners.net Photos

I had some requests from online and print magazines (Argentina, Russia and Australia) as well as for a scale model box (Herpa OS A321). ;) http://www.world-of-wings.de/WebRoot/Store2/Shops/es10476794_WOW_World_of_Wings/MediaGallery/Herpa_Wings_1_500/Airbus/A321/2016-06-02_15.55.51.jpg I think gettin...

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by PeterB
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Good lens for Nikon D5300?
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Re: Good lens for Nikon D5300?

IIRC the 5300, as a crop sensor camera, has a crop factor of 1.3, No. All Nikon DX cameras have a crop factor of 1.5. If money matters (below 500 Euro) take one of these: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300 mm 1:4,5-5,6G ED VR (tested myself) Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-200 mm 1:4-5,6G ED VR II Tamron AF 70-30...

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by PeterB
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dust spots and halo effect
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Dust spots and halo effect

Thank you guys! I discovered that D-Lighting should be off, especially in aviation photography. As you hopefully acquire your pictures in RAW, it doesn't matter if Active D-Lighting is set or not. Active D-Lighting only influences jpg pictures. Dark areas will get brighter and bright ares will get ...

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by PeterB
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dust spots and halo effect
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Dust spots and halo effect

In LR, just hold "Alt" while moving the sharpness mask button. You will immediately see dust spots if there are some.

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by PeterB
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: LHR Spotters Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: LHR Spotters Help!

Depending on the time of the day and which runway is in use for landings (L or R) I would recommend to change your spot after 3pm. So e.g. before 3pm Eastchurch Road, then after 3pm Myrtle Avenue (2min walk from Hatton Cross). You have to check in the internet what exactly applies for the week of yo...

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by PeterB
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Original Seats, Trolleys, Blades etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 1144

Original Seats, Trolleys, Blades etc.

An Austrian company that organized aviation flea markets twice a year just next to Vienna Airport is obviously bankrupt and is now trying to get rid of everything they still have with two auctions. They have plenty of seats, turbine blades, window panels, models, trolleys and even some crew rest com...

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by PeterB
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why no rejected
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Why no rejected

Catalin81 wrote:
PeterB wrote:
I think only the minority will understand your post. I don't get it!


Go away !!!!


Sorry, but this reply disqualifies you to be taken serious.

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by PeterB
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why no rejected
Replies: 5
Views: 770

Re: Why no rejected

My recive reject for the same picture in other situation with this picture. This, and other angle from the front. Im recived rejected for same. And other situation, recive again reject for same, vith other picture on the left side, and other with engine, different picture, but recived reject. I don...

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by PeterB
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens

I've never used a polarizing filter for aviation photography. And I don't see a point of doing so.

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by PeterB
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens

it's 'only' f/5.6, Good joke! :lol: For a 200-500 with e.g. f/2.8 you need a suitcase like for the Sigma 200-500 f/2.8. Maybe it has one advantage: You save time and money for the gym. ;) I bought the Nikon 200-500 approximately 2 months ago. After testing it for some time at my home airport (VIE),...

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