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by intrance
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 13443

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

Obviously. I’m referring specifically to the PM’s apparent failure to do his job and monitor, unless the airplane suddenly went from way above the low speed cue to a stall almost instantaneously. I can’t speculate on the PF as the PM is the only one featured in this audio clip. As you might have no...

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Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very disturbing interaction between ATC & Pilot...
Replies: 32
Views: 10307

Re: Very disturbing interaction between ATC & Pilot...

As a pilot I’d be quite happy with this controller in an emergency. Sounded calm, gave clear instructions, handled the pilot as he requested... On the other side, in the shoes of the controller I’d be confused about what was going on as well. Pilot declares emergency without stating real nature of t...

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Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 989
Views: 166867

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

On the Regional Jet/Nordica/Xfly side of things, the aircraft are their responsibility, not that of SAS. Customer has a need, ACMI provider finds a way to fill the need. So even if a larger plane is needed, it's not out of the question to see an ACMI provider set that up. Xfly were also preparing to...

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Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 989
Views: 166867

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Why would it be fantastic? I would personally prefer to see AY/Norra winning the bid for KEM, KOK, KAJ, JYV, JOE for at least two reasons: 1. The airline would be familiar with operating into those airports and Finnish winter conditions, 2. Connectivity to the AY network and FF program would be gua...

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Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2020
Replies: 989
Views: 166867

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2020

Mora (MXX) has been without flights for a while. In 2018 the PSO route ARN-MXX-EVG became a direct route to Sveg and when the airport in Sälen (SCR) opened in 2019, BRA moved the seasonal AGH-MXX to SCR. But now the local politicians in Mora and Sälen are trying to get year round traffic to their a...

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Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Persistent POP-UP; Manage Options / Agree (& repeat & repeat &)
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Re: Persistent POP-UP; Manage Options / Agree (& repeat & repeat &)

Same here. No changes made in browser settings, last browser update on 2nd of August and this issue only popped up very recently. Ad blocking completely off. No Windows Updates between not having the issue and having the issue.

I'm out as well until this bad user experience is fixed.

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by intrance
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?
Replies: 59
Views: 14063

Re: Fake pilot licenses in Pakistan?

This is exactly why I will never fly one of these airlines based in these suspect countries where corruption is the law of the land. Just never think that your country or your favorite airline is above these things... For example, the airline from your nickname has a person in "hiring/acceptan...

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5684

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

Flemish is not a language. Flemish people speak Dutch. With a 'Flemish' accent but the language is Dutch. Time people learn this. Saying people speak Flemish is like saying Americans speak "American"... While technically correct, in practice it is a bit different. Much more like the UK in...

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by intrance
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirBaltic negotiating for faster A220 delivery
Replies: 28
Views: 4798

Re: AirBaltic negotiating for faster A220 delivery

Pretty much all of airBaltic’s expansion has been state aided/financed. They’re just a bit more creative with the accounting to avoid EU measures ;). Without state aid they would not have survived past 2011, and they are now reaping the benefit of the state aid that allowed them to order a pretty hu...

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by intrance
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 46198

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

They won't be 'paying a premium', the prices of the tickets are set to cover the cost of operating the flight, and are subsidised by the government.l I think what you are missing here is that many pax who would like to be repatriated probably had tickets on LOT flights that got cancelled because of...

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by intrance
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 46198

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

What about the terminal, is it empty? Are there many passengers and flights? Don't know, I was crew just flying in and out, spent my time in the plane. My flight was pretty full. Probably a bunch of people taking the last chance for the next days to get to where they need to go. Quite a few LOT fli...

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by intrance
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 46198

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Warsaw apron is pretty empty right now actually. But three Dreamliners parked on taxiway B6, the mostly unused loop on the left side of RW33 threshold. Otherwise plenty of space at this very moment.

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by intrance
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 46198

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

Blerg wrote:
Hopefully someone takes a picture of Warsaw with all the planes grounded there though I assume other airports will be used as well?
I’m flying out of Warsaw tonight, will be interesting how it looks :P.

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by intrance
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144648

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

This new SAS base color is NOT white. It is more silvery and more reminiscent of the sort of beige/cream of the old livery than it is of white.

It is still a large slab of one color but it could be worse.

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by intrance
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13975

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

People who actually care about the environment would see that a third runway at Heathrow is a good way to address the severe holding/congestion problems (I.E lots of planes burning fuel waiting to land) currently plaguing LHR. Unless they can propose other solutions to address this (they won't), en...

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by intrance
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144648

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Every aircraft that will be painted in the new livery will have the racoon mask, also the CRJ-900s :) Sorry, no raccoon mask on the CRJ. https://i.postimg.cc/Jh5BmJMG/8-DD3-A525-A74-B-43-FA-8078-AF620180967-E.jpg First CRJ that I know of in the new paint job? More to come in a week or two.

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by intrance
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway
Replies: 25
Views: 8454

Re: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway

Just because the scale stops doesn’t mean you can’t adjust. You add the compensation (~30ft/hPa) to any published altitudes. Should not require any certification, just some mental arithmetic skills. The only reason not to use compensation like that is if your performance data is not available. We h...

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by intrance
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway
Replies: 25
Views: 8454

Re: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway

Just because the scale stops doesn’t mean you can’t adjust. You add the compensation (~30ft/hPa) to any published altitudes. Should not require any certification, just some mental arithmetic skills. The only reason not to use compensation like that is if your performance data is not available. We ha...

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by intrance
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway
Replies: 25
Views: 8454

Re: Low QNH (!) cancels hundreds of flights in Norway

Probably lower than 950hPa cannot be selected on the altimeters. Have seen that on a number of airplanes. There is a pretty simple procedure to correct for QNH that is off the scale. We have it in our manuals, would be surprised Wideroe wouldn’t have it. Of course, the bigger the difference the lar...

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2020
Replies: 309
Views: 46198

Re: LOT News Thread - 2020

I doubt that the E195s will go to Nordica to replace the CRJ's. Nordica have recently expanded their contract for operating some of them on behalf of SAS Nordica is definitely getting Embraers to operate for LOT instead of the 4 or so dedicated LOT CRJs. Not a full fleet replacement as they operate...

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by intrance
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline employee stalks female passenger
Replies: 33
Views: 7374

Re: Airline employee stalks female passenger

Blocking the number does seem like an easy solution. On the other hand, the idiot behaving this way would just do it again to someone else. Perhaps now he learns his lesson instead.

People just suck.

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by intrance
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air operating 40 year old A300B2
Replies: 66
Views: 19356

Re: Iran Air operating 40 year old A300B2

Analog instruments, love them. Are analog instruments more reliable than CRT or LCD monitors? They say the Air Force prefers them on the VC-25s. I think it is more that they have a certain something about them. For one, they speak of a time that has mostly passed. And in use I still find they can b...

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Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying
Replies: 48
Views: 14593

Re: LOT to get more A320s, 20% fleet is not flying

artflyer wrote:
+ some CRJ from Nordica (a LOT subsidiary)
Small correction, they are not a subsidiary as LOT does not own a controlling stake. Strategic partner is the term they like I believe :geek: .

Also, they are poised to start doing Embraer flying for LOT soonish.

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by intrance
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 32792

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

Small jokes are one thing, joking about being able to see someone in a supposedly private area is something else. Could have perhaps been saved by clearing it up two minutes later and letting the FA in on the prank. Unfortunately, there are a lot of pilots with a mindset of a horny teenager. I’ve on...

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by intrance
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 124375

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

LOT will be adding an E-190 to its Tallinn schedule, operated by German Airways. https://zeitfracht-presse.de/en/2019/10/17/german-airways-signs-acmi-cooperation-agreement-with-lot/ I don’t really get that. “An Embraer E-190 regional jet will serve various destinations in Europe from Tallinn. Desti...

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by intrance
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751416

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Oh man, the discussion here is hilarious about whether or not to fly on the MAX again if it is deemed safe, or whether or not you would fly on Lion Air. Humans have preferences. They may be based on pure emotion, perceived facts, gut feelings, hearsay, or whatever. That's all fine. Just don't go sta...

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by intrance
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine Air Alliance AN-12 crashes near LWO
Replies: 13
Views: 2621

Re: Ukraine Air Alliance AN-12 crashes near LWO

Regarding cargo shift, the AN-12s I have been in (a handful) have had a non-pressurized cargo compartment, and pressurized crew compartment. With a fairly substantial pressure bulkhead separating the two. It has been a few years since I've set foot in one but I feel like the bulkhead was substantial...

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by intrance
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Adria Airways has filed for bankruptcy
Replies: 217
Views: 41617

Re: Adria (JP) threatened with jet impounding

Ryanair tries to grab Adria pilots into their system. Low cost carrier Lauda is offering Adria Airways pilots a fast-track interview and assessment process for employment at its bases in Vienna and Palma de Mallorca. [...] https://www.exyuaviation.com/2019/09/lauda-reaches-out-to-adria-pilots.html ...

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by intrance
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair CV-440 Freighter Crash at TOL
Replies: 60
Views: 14343

Re: Cargo Plane Crash at TOL

https://www.wtol.com/live-video

Still access denied for me. Any chance you could give a quick description?
Try a US VPN if you have access to one, should solve the "Access Denied" issue if you are not located in the US.
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airkas1 wrote:
MaksFly wrote:

Still access denied for me. Any chance you could give a quick description?
Try a US VPN if you have access to one, should solve the "Access Denied" issue if you are not located in the US.

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by intrance
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 45416

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

Just playing devils advocate... This egocentric attitude is probably a reason to go big or go home. I mean, what alternatives would you suggest that would make you pay attention and not just get on your flight and leave and forget about it all with the next news cycle? When was the last time you sa...

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by intrance
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 45416

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

How does blocking check-in counters so that thousands of people can't leave help their cause? Surely a less disruptive protest would be more effective and attract more sympathy? I don't know about you guys but if I arrived at an airport and found my flight was blocked by protestors so it is delayed...

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by intrance
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 27302

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

To pick up your point about career choices, although I agree with your basic point that aviation isn't for those who need a drink, it's probably worth bearing in mind that when it comes to crew having a drink on a layover there are human factors at play here. What you need to remember is that they ...

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by intrance
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 27302

Re: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

As far as this incident in Glasgow, they have a lot more than a 14 hour layover when going to Europe under normal circumstances. They don't normally land at 7am and then go again at 9pm. Just as an example, if they land at 7am with turn time of the plane the departure would be 8:30am. So really the...

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by intrance
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 124375

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

Word on the street is, Regional Jet will be operating a double-digit amount of E195-s on behalf of LO starting 2020. More word on the street is that it will be at least the ones now flying for high season with just some LOT stickers, the ex-Saratov one and the ex-Azul. Will move the RJ once not nee...

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Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VERY close shave with BA at Skiathos airport
Replies: 16
Views: 6020

Re: VERY close shave with BA at Skiathos airport

I've seen this one passed around last week. Pretty sure they didn't have 50ft radio altitude over the threshold. I'm sure the FDM department will have a look after this going slightly viral. Slightly offtopic, pitch does not equal AoA... pretty important distinction :) . Besides that, the Embraer ha...

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Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-bound ‘13G’ And ‘13T’ same time with BA and EI
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: BOS-bound ‘13G’ And ‘13T’ same time with BA and EI

It is not some locally made up hybrid callsign... It is the callsign assigned to the flights by BA and Aer Lingus. A simple look at FR24 or any ADSB tracker can confirm what they are sending out as callsign. It might not even be for differentiation between these two flights, but with another flight ...

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 6073

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

does anyone know what those 3 ceiling blue translucent "sheets" are in the front of the Y cabin? Movable cabin “dividers” to indicate the border between normal economy and economy comfort. A bit more legroom, you can see the offset between rows in the middle and window sides as well, and ...

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by intrance
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 20
Views: 4735

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

I understood from some local pilots that Adria wanted the SSJ deal as follows; - Free SSJs - €10 million “investment” In return Adria would set up a maintenance facility/hub for SSJs, Sukhois door to Europe. Hearsay, but that would still be a ridiculous deal for Sukhoi to make, so I’m not surprised ...

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Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Adria Airways on the brink
Replies: 20
Views: 4735

Re: Adria Airways on the brink

Actually, right now, no Nordica CRJ is operating for Adria. It has been one of the Nordica ATRs in Ljubljana for the past week or so. Adria kinda bailed Estonian Air 2.0/Nordica out when they started, by partnering up and Nordica was using the Adria booking system and flight numbers for a good amoun...

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Sun May 26, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ
Replies: 18
Views: 2170

Re: GRQ supervisory board: move military flights from EIN to GRQ

Groningen wants a lot and always thinks the local support is there but reality has proven otherwise already more than once.

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by intrance
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 21272

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

it was my understanding that all Air traffic control and aircraft pilots are supposed to speak in english to stop any incidents language related. if that is not the law then it should be! That's the way it should be, but in practice it's not. When I flew the 737, one of the worst aspects of flying ...

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Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756167

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

But they're not. We have absolutely 0 preliminary information about this crash, nothing. Nobody is playing chicken, for all we know this could have been a simple pilot error or something completely unrelated. Maybe save your faux horror for when we have the full details, if it turns out it is an MC...

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by intrance
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 22757

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

Judgy much? No. Experienced. A three hour direct flight (as in getting a direct from 2000ft climbing out to a point already on the arrival) with another pilot who is the quiet type, and no significant weather or ATC to worry about can be quite boring indeed. Then you're doing it wrong. This isn't a...

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Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 22757

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

Commonly thought and invariably done, but the wording is “should be engaged” not “shall be engaged”. That's the wording in authorities documents, your OM-A might say differently. Ours does actually say "shall be engaged" and I had read over that, and went with the "should" versi...

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Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 30620

Re: Tensions in South Asia - Pakistani and North Indian Airspace Shut Down

Assuming, of course, this is a jet flight, I wonder why some flights, like this one (not talking obviously of today's flight but generally) take longer than they are supposed to. I mean if a jet can go 500 mph, why would it take 2 or more hours on a 629 nautical mile flight?? Phoenix-Tucson is anot...

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Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 18076

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Dutch government has stated French government (minister of Finance and prime minister) had been notified of the intention but had not replied before the transaction was complete. Meanwhile, French government now acts outraged, says there shouldn't be any national interference in the airline group bu...

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Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 56306

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

But, to be clear, even though they let this guy fly the plane, that wasn't the cause, correct? I am not defending the pilot's decisions, I am just trying to understand... Unless it’s a regular occurrence letting unqualified pilots do the flying (and let’s hope not!), then it seems like too much of ...

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Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries
Replies: 67
Views: 10876

Re: Ryanair "threatens" with the closure of bases in the Canaries

I never understand the posts about airliners being “based” at TFS or LPA in this example. Do EU airlines “base” aircraft at these airports like an Air Force does? Do the 6 planes at TFS all come back everyday or every few days for maintenance there. In the US, the planes just go around the system a...

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Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 38950

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Let’s examine the situation the pilots were in in sequence. 1. Engine flames out, reason unknown. 2. Engine restart attempted, and is successful. 3. Aircraft is over Algeria, and headed to Europe with suitable landing sites never a long distance away. I do not know this for sure, but I doubt there ...

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Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38241

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

There is a great difference between operating a few flights out of dozens with crap equipment on a big base and flying each and every flights with crap on a complete market. Plus you might find a better aircraft for a long term wet-lease than this ancient 767. The image of LOT in Hungary is far fro...

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