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by Armodeen
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service
Replies: 153
Views: 24916

Re: Boeing delays 777-8X entry into service

Seems the 777-8 is delayed in the same way the A358 is. I will be surprised if it is ever built.

Wonder if this paves the way for an eventual 777-10, in a few years time.

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by Armodeen
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes
Replies: 78
Views: 16972

Re: Norwegian to cancel all TATL MAX routes

He’s right though, Norwegian have been hamstrung by first the 787 and now the max. Going big on new aircraft types has really backfired on them. Convenient way to hide (or announce) that the 737Max will never fly again for Norwegian? The MAX routes have been solid for them. No way did they want this...

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by Armodeen
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus plans to open new A321neo assembly line in Toulouse
Replies: 73
Views: 1900

Re: Airbus studying an A321neo line in Toulouse

It’s the obvious move. They have a massive facility that is winding down and will be empty soon. What aircraft will they be selling thousands of for years to come, and thus can justify investment in a whole new line? Yeah, A321.

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by Armodeen
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 133
Views: 22322

Re: Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight

Not condoning it but food for thought... We've had many decades of jet trans Atlantic transport with likely the same pilot behavior all these many years. Only now are they being caught and tested. Has there ever been an TATL air carrier accident due to the pilot being drunk? I don't think so. Pilot...

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by Armodeen
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 51
Views: 6821

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

BA777FO wrote:
Sympathy from journalists won't sell newspapers. Nor does the truth. Don't believe everything you read.


Good luck in this dispute. Stick to your guns.

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by Armodeen
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94714

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380 with 787 or A350?

JamesCousins wrote:
Boom, over 600 orders for the A220 family with less than 100 in service. The A220 may end up being one of Airbus' best business decisions ever...



Upping production rate must be a priority for Airbus.

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by Armodeen
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50
Replies: 6
Views: 1628

Re: Air Antwerp receive 1st Fokker 50

Brings back memories! I had a bunch of flights on them back when they were in the KLM regional fleet. I even flew on the short running Sheffield airport flight.

I had booked a nostalgic flight on VLM but they fell apart before it happened sadly. I wish Air Antwerp better fortunes.

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by Armodeen
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66910

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

A not insignificant blow for Boeing at this difficult time. However better to happen now and get it right from the start than later on. All will be forgotten about this time next year. Just like the completely flawless introduction of the 787 with no delays or groundings? Exactly like that. Ask the...

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by Armodeen
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 300
Views: 66910

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

A not insignificant blow for Boeing at this difficult time. However better to happen now and get it right from the start than later on.

All will be forgotten about this time next year.

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by Armodeen
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6308

Re: 737-8200?

avier wrote:
They should just rebrand it as Boeing 737-8MCAS , simple. Everyone will forget of MAX.


737-NOTMAX

Job done. That’s how it reads on Ryanair anyway :lol:

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by Armodeen
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)
Replies: 17
Views: 3553

Re: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)

I hear Lion Air are following suit. A total lack of understanding for how such things appear from the outside looking in.

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by Armodeen
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 23
Views: 2926

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

There will never be justice. The world was briefly outraged and then realpolitik dictated a return to business as usually l with Russia, save for the public image.

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by Armodeen
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772
Replies: 11
Views: 3537

Re: New Boeing Eco Demonstrator 772

Not groundbreaking leaps there. Especially cameras to look around (which have been around for years and I’m unclear on how they help the environment)

I agree with the comment about he A340, seems a higher risk strategy which potentially higher returns.

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by Armodeen
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)
Replies: 14
Views: 2713

Re: Belavia B733 runway excursion in Kyiv (IEV/UKKK)

Great summery, thanks! The story of IEV and runway excursions, if you think of it, is quite fascinating. IEV, in essence, was a city commuter airport, and its destiny was to fly An-24's and Yak-40's until closure and redevelopment. Then, two things happened. First, Yak-42 came. The airport and the m...

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by Armodeen
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon
Replies: 6
Views: 2971

Re: Ryanair starting flights to Lebanon

Thats not going to make MEA happy if its the start of things to come. Depends if FR want to start expanding to other EU Airports like FRA BRU AMS etc ... in future and if the government will allow it. MEA have had forever to start Paphos, they clearly aren’t going to do it so they can’t really comp...

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by Armodeen
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo A330?
Replies: 15
Views: 3716

Re: Bamboo A330?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtRUdF8X84
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Photographed by multiple spotters leaving air livery at MAN today.

Video of the departure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtRUdF8X84

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by Armodeen
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC
Replies: 92
Views: 26071

Re: Boeing falsified records for a 787 sold to AC

This was the point I was going to make. That BOTH the mechanic and the inspector felt that this was acceptable practice (or, if a mistake, felt it necessary to cover it up) smacks of cultural issues at Boeing. This is all very worrying. What is going on over there?! The problem with firing the peopl...

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by Armodeen
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 112
Views: 27391

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Oh I do hope they schedule in some domestic turns for it. I’d love to jump on for a short ride to LHR! I think they're starting off on LHR-MAD? Correct but nothing has been filed in there timetable. Assuming they will run from July to Sep? Not July. Delivery until 26th July. Then a few days for main...

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by Armodeen
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020
Replies: 27
Views: 8291

Re: Bamboo Airways looks at A380 lease, service to USA in 2020

Lets hope it's Hi-Fly and they are not mental enough to lease their own!

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by Armodeen
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385317

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

They are NOW anyway! https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/26/politics/boeing-737-max-flaw/index.html Havent seen it posted before... it seems a New flaw discovered on Boeing 737 Max. "In simulator tests, government pilots discovered that a microprocessor failure could push the nose of the plane towa...

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by Armodeen
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15873

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Flew a 763 out and 764 back last year in eco and the difference was night and day. Glad DL is putting in the effort with these rare birds.

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by Armodeen
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19308

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

Finally a sensible post! Thanks FlyHappy. Personally I wouldn't get anxious in such situations, but I can understand how someone might. Plenty of ways to attract attention, or just arm and deploy a slide :slaphappy: Lots of people off the rails, apparently without reading the linked article it seems...

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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43813

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

This is a huge order for both Boeing and IAG. Like the other posters, I see this as a very opportunistic purchase by IAG, at what is likely Ryanair bargain levels.

Fair play, most people will have forgotten about the issues it has now by the time any IAG airlines operate any.

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by Armodeen
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124522

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Seriously this! It’s really tough to filter the actual announcements from the chaff. Can the discussion perhaps go to the discussion thread please? Children, children, can we keep the thread to orders and not speculation about specs or who may buy what to fly where? FFS, there are enough threads to ...

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by Armodeen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe update
Replies: 111
Views: 21005

Re: Flybe update

I wonder how quickly the Flybe brand will disappear. I know Flybe have three liveries at the moment, and seemed in no hurry to paint aircraft, but at least they were for the same brand. I cant imagine Virgin would want the Flybe brand hanging around. After all, they are a very brand conscious busin...

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by Armodeen
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31189

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

What a beauty

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by Armodeen
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight
Replies: 52
Views: 13919

Re: BA to use all retro 747s on a domestic flight

Prices went mental for MAN. I'm glad I didn't book it in the end if they intend to yank the 747 off the flight.

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by Armodeen
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 247
Views: 43696

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

This is an important sale for the E2. BACF have a good number of E170/90's at the moment and the E2 could use a boost. Embraer must have the upper hand as not only are they an existing customer, but they also operate the smaller version too, while the A220 is much larger.

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by Armodeen
Fri May 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95717

Re: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial

Can’t wait to fly on a BBC-195 next month :lol: :lol: :lol:

Do they not think about how it sounds before they implement these things?

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by Armodeen
Sat May 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 74134

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Wow! At the risk of sounding like a Liverpool fan, it's our **** year :P I will definitely be looking to use the TG service in the future so long as the aircraft type isn't too terrible. We need a better word than rumours now for Thai! This is a lot more significant as looks like this is our year. L...

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by Armodeen
Thu May 09, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester
Replies: 34
Views: 6431

Re: EY 101 AUH-JFK diverting to Manchester

All this talk of LHR. LHR is slot restrained. Maybe get in but good luck getting out of LHR. MAN is the most sensible TATL diversion point; brilliant facilities of the NHS; Hospital no longer then 5/10 minutes away, practically its own paramedic service and a quick swift turn around and EH will be ...

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by Armodeen
Tue May 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 146
Views: 26938

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

Wow. Even as a negotiating tactic that is pretty hardcore.

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by Armodeen
Sat May 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41916

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Yet another 737 runway overrun. Why do these incidents always seem to be on that aircraft? Higher approach speeds vs other aircraft? And another one in the USA landing with a tailwind in heavy rain on a short (ish) runway. Thank god for those 1500 hour minimums eh! :roll: I’m glad everyone is ok, a...

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by Armodeen
Thu May 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 74134

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Ah gotcha, an air livery job then. Thanks!

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by Armodeen
Thu May 02, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 363
Views: 74134

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

Qatar cargo A332 in this morning. Is this a regular thing that I’ve aomehow missed or a one off?

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by Armodeen
Wed May 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad increases London Heathrow services
Replies: 33
Views: 8665

Re: Etihad increases London Heathrow services

What types are the new flights operated by?

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by Armodeen
Wed May 01, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385317

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Except we don’t do we? The road casualty rate has plummeted in modern times, levelling off at what is probably near the minimum possible without greater automation. This has been made possible by massive public campaigns (seatbelts, drinking and driving etc) and ever tighter legislation on safety fe...

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Zimbabwe B762 at JNB on Apr 28th 2019, engine surges, engine recovered
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Re: Plane catches fire at JNB!

Looks like a compressor stall *shrug*

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by Armodeen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 855
Views: 347502

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Is it just me or are the Virgin Atlantic and British Airways A350's taking forever to roll out??? I was in TLS 2 weeks ago and frames from both operators were parked up near the A380 area with no work ongoing. The VS example has engines. It seems complete but delivery is not for a bit yet, so I gue...

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by Armodeen
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR7411 FAO-EIN diverts to BVA
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Re: FR7411 FAO-EIN diverts to BVA

My kid loved it when we had 2 rejected takeoffs and the flight was swapped to another frame when flying FR last year! But then I suppose she is an aviation nut like her dad 8-) :lol:

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by Armodeen
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20417

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

And yet LHR ATC manages to be polite, courteous and professional the vast vast majority of the time? Being busy is in no way an excuse for being rude etc. Sometimes I feel really sorry for the foreign pilots flying in to JFK. The controllers are often flat out rude to them. Indeed it is, that's some...

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by Armodeen
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8987

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

The 787 got over its bad public image and it even kept the annoying 'dreamliner' moniker, despite the widely used comedic twists of 'screamliner' and 'nightmareliner' at the time.

MAX is a stupid name, but I presume they will keep it.

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by Armodeen
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz
Replies: 173
Views: 30865

Re: Package of new/used A380's pitched to BA was uncompetitive: Cruz

When we are talking about SQ, EK et al you are really talking about bringing the aircraft down to BA standards. Their A380 config is really poor compared to most carriers. Still, shame they won’t be getting more, it seems like an idea they flirted with more than we’re really serious about. Btw I don...

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 855
Views: 347502

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
MSN 303 (PR#6-last on order) RTO this morning; first flight could be as early as this afternoon


First flight this afternoon indeed. Did a neat touch and go on it’s return also.

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by Armodeen
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"
Replies: 38
Views: 9307

Re: Flybe cancels dozens of flights for "operational reasons"

My FlyBe flight MAN-TLS on 07/04 was swapped to the dash instead of the usual E75 with a few days to go. Pilots on the day blamed crew shortages (flight crew for the Embraer fleet presumably) for the swap.

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by Armodeen
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China ban selling air tickets or other travel product to countries that have no diplomatic relations.
Replies: 28
Views: 4828

Re: China ban selling air tickets or other travel product to countries that have no diplomatic relations.

Plenty of Chinese tourists visit Palau, stopping them would be painful for a small nation such as that which heavily relies on tourism.

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by Armodeen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718398

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Great post - I agree 100% It was a combination of many factors. Boeing and Pilots. BTW - The FO of that plane had less hours than I do (he was at 98 hours(or 154 the report is a little unclear) - I got to about 110 total before stopping 10 years ago)before he was made a FO of an 737. If you don't t...

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by Armodeen
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718398

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Also worth noting, given how he was slandered on here, that the FO seems to have performed well throughout and it was he that called out 'Trim cutout'. One poster who had said some particularly nasty things about him on another popular flying forum has already issued a Mea Culpa and acknowledged he...

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4416

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

As for comments about Hamas rockets: an Israeli fighter jet flying at high altitude faster than the speed of sound is the real threat here, not a stray rocket that can hardly make it off the ground. And still, neither of those are the reason a flight would avoid Israeli controlled airspace. In case...

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by Armodeen
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?
Replies: 18
Views: 2237

Re: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?

Well, my family and I are returning to the UK from the EU on April 13th, so I shall let you know how it goes lol.

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