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by cougar15
Tue May 21, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 1352

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

A sad loss of an F1 legend. The long-term effects of his horrible crash in 1976 obviously took their toll. But I do think he was a little narcissistic with naming three airlines after himself. That was just weird. My Mother once advised me to keep my mouth shut if I couldn't think of anything nice ...

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by cougar15
Sat May 18, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Athens flight?
Replies: 7
Views: 8357

Re: Korean Air Athens flight?

777222LR wrote:
When I was in Prague, I was shocked that KE sent the 747-8 there. That and the Emirates A380 seemed huge compared to the size of the airport.


Korean owns 44% of CSA, of course they will be sending heavy metal into CSA´s fortress hub!

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by cougar15
Mon May 06, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HiFly To Acquire Bankrupt Germania?
Replies: 5
Views: 1738

Re: HiFly To Acquire Bankrupt Germania?

I would think much of the value would be in the airport slots, At what airport do they hold such valuable slots? Also, the article states they can hold the slots until April 1st. Today is May 6th. Is that a printing mistake? .. at none, but it is a presently very cheap AOC with loads of benefits in...

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by cougar15
Mon May 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29426

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

Boeing is a great company with a superb product! Things went wrong last time round, sadly with a big human toll! No matter if you are an A or B fanboy, as an aviation enthusiast, this whole affair is simply sad and tragic. The Max will be sorted.... in time.... , although I expect (global) regulator...

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by cougar15
Wed May 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 26
Views: 16556

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Just a quick comment, a brief intro of the new moderators would be nice this time round....

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by cougar15
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident
Replies: 29
Views: 8908

Re: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident

I'm a bit confused though: Isn't the second BER runway already operational? Why not use that? They can‘t. The legal framework says, if they start using both runways, TXL would have to close in 6 months (and everybody would be screwed). An exception was, when one runway was undergoing maintenance. T...

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by cougar15
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3442

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

DHL are no longer a United States company being fully owned by Deutsch Post, the company is therefore no longer allowed to operate domestic flights between U.S. airports or overseas flights from U.S. airports, DHL contracts these to other providers. That is not true. Deutsche Post acquired the majo...

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by cougar15
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA
Replies: 28
Views: 6262

Re: OS A320 Heist and Security Incident at TIA

That's crazy. I didn't know money was transported by aircraft this way. Is that a common occurrence? Regular occurrence, we flew a full A300F filled to capacity from MUC to ATH on a charter a few years ago full of Euros. Freshly printed & packed in neat little boxes. Rest assured that it was a ...

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by cougar15
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 115
Views: 24015

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

CNN with Richard Quest picked up on it, although one could argue about the style of the clip!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL_l_fsiCKo

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by cougar15
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: flybe launch LHR-IOM
Replies: 21
Views: 3310

Re: flybe launch LHR-IOM

Remember who Flybe is owned by now , they will grow at LHR as a VS feeder . The timing is poor, though. The morning TATL flights are all missed, and VS doesn't have a particularly strong Asian network (that would depart/arrive in the afternoon). Exactly, slot hogging until brighter ideas come aroun...

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by cougar15
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster
Replies: 112
Views: 15043

Re: European Aviation Market: Total Disaster

Hmm... I see it a bit different - Air Berlin, a basket case for over 10 years without a clear vision or direction, it should have died years ago (as much as I miss them) - Monarch, marginal at best, remember the fiasco the year before they died? Margins were slim , Brexit and the resulting devaluati...

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by cougar15
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Kinetic wrote:
Have to revise: According to FR24 ET302 made it to 8600 ft


How about actually reading the thread, rather that continiously filling it with nonsence that has been covered in great detail (all your points sofar) in umpteen posts in this very thread!

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by cougar15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting passed away in MEL
Replies: 1
Views: 682

F1 Race Director Charlie Whiting passed away in MEL

Really sad news I just happen to come across, Charlie Whiting, long time F1 race director passed away suddenly in Melbourne on Thursday. Very sad news I feel, he was a very balanced & shrewd guy who will surely be missed. my condolences to the family and may he RIP. Will surely be missed in the ...

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by cougar15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s your favorite fragrance?
Replies: 58
Views: 7835

Re: What’s your favorite fragrance?

FatCat wrote:
Dior's Eau Sauvage (not Sauvage - EAU Sauvage)
Dior's Fahrenheit
Hermes' Terre d'Hermes
V&R's Spicebomb
and 4711 - echte Kölnisch Wasser.



4711 echt kölnisch Wasser, oh dear - my Grandma use to wear that! :mrgreen:

Anyway, Chanel Antaeus after shave

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by cougar15
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 193
Views: 11371

Re: Politics and the 737Max

Why? Has any American Max aircraft had an issue? If you mean US operator by "american Max Aircraft", there are a couple of pilot reports about uncommanded pitch down after take off. Three things stuck in my head form IATA DGR training many, many moons back: 1. Can´t bring magnets on a Saa...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

, but you were the one who bought ´Airlines considering switching orders´ into this thread! Yes, Virgin Australia, Lion Air , Malaysian Airlines. But that's factual. Right you are indeed: VA - not in the best of financial positions for some years...… JT - probably bighting off a little more than th...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Canada: Garneau to provide update on Canada's Boeing 737 MAX 8 plan https://toronto.citynews.ca/2019/03/13/garneau-boeing-737-max-8-plan/ Transport Minister Marc Garneau is set to update Ottawa’s position on the Boeing 737 Max 8, the aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia, and whether Canada will fall i...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So sick of all of this drama. To be clear, there are 3 separate failures going on here: 1. The FAA has failed to mandate that the 737-MAX be grounded in the interest of protecting the flying public until such time as the MCAS software fix is in place on all 737-MAX aircraft. 2. BOEING has failed to...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus
Replies: 351
Views: 53667

Re: LH orders 20 B789 and 20 additional A350; Will sell 6 A380s back to Airbus

Great news, especially the 789 I think would be a great aircraft for them! Not to be rude, but any source? LH´s Press site is not exactly full of related headlines?

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

One of the factors that isn't brought up as to this situation is how the partial USA government shut down for 35 days in Dec.2018-Jan 2019 over a few billion for a 'border wall' funding that Pres. Trump demanded, delayed Boeing from getting FAA/NTSB approval for the changes to the MCAS software for...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It doesn't matter what a.net posters think, the World's aviation authorities clearly think there's reason enough the ground the MAX. Groundings which were announced well after some here were demanding a grounding... :roll: So A.Net was smarter than your and my governing body (well, at least we were...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 379292

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

This thread is a refreshing diversion from the admittedly more "serious" MAX threads. Seriously, I feel a sense of peace when I come over to this one. Appreciate everyone's contributions. I will second that, seems a lot of the baboons have taken off to greener pastures, and this thread is...

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Review what you just wrote, particularly those last 4 words.... then see if you can tell me the difference between now, and when this thread (and the actions you describe) first started. That's not my point. The point was you gave the potential of this thread no chance from the beginning and belitt...

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by cougar15
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

This thread is getting ridiculous. Posting that officials are influenced by money over safety is completely unsupported by fact. FAA grounds on fact not hysteria. There are no facts showing that the MAX is dangerous. There indeed have been two serious crashes with large loss of life, but there are ...

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by cougar15
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British CAA grounds MAX 8
Replies: 16
Views: 2866

Re: British CAA grounds MAX 8

Do we really need another thread? The regulartory aspects of this tragedy are surely already well covered here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1417545 SG,AU,MY,IE,ID,CN etc etc and a bunch of other countries. Are we going to start a thread for each country now or perhaps keep...

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by cougar15
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So much for the 3rd world crap and China-US trade relations political garbage that has poisoned these threads! Good to see some reputable regulating bodies demanding some answers in the flying publics interest! I expect EASA will follow.

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by cougar15
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I can stop you right there... I'm criticizing only the idiotic idea of grounding with absolutely NO idea what the contributory issues were. If any correlation or inexplicable contributory forces are recognized, then by all means, ground the aircraft-- but not 0.03seconds after an incident when they...

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by cougar15
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705310

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c534c4a&opt=0
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ORDfan101 wrote:
My money is on cargo fire



The crew reported difficulties and was returning to the airport, no bombs or cargo fires!

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c534c4a&opt=0

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by cougar15
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 379292

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Really surprising that no one here has mentioned that the NTSB statement today basically rules out foul play/suicide... No one has mentioned it because it has not been ruled out. Your starting to push a few buttons my friend, too bad if you can´t read, but even on an enthusiasts site it is about ti...

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by cougar15
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and the 777F
Replies: 50
Views: 8924

Re: UPS and the 777F

UPS would be a great launch customer for an A338F. and or a A333 P2F conversion, there will be a good bit of feedstock in the future. DHL was the launch customer of the A333P2F https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Airbus/A330/EI-HEA-Air-Hong-Kong/Lqdtgq Egyptair was the launch customer of the A33...

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by cougar15
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 85
Views: 14874

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

60 Minutes Australia ran a piece on it, not much new. but they did film recovered pieces, perhaps of interest to someone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IooUYvy5h0o&t=1261s

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by cougar15
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show
Replies: 69
Views: 13456

Re: Qatar Airways to order more aircraft at Paris Air Show

Stitch wrote:
NameOmitted wrote:
747-8f. :stirthepot:


They have two in the fleet and they evidently are used to import a fair bit of perishable goods due to the embargo so the idea they could want more might not be so preposterous.


Indeed, great sanction buster, not just for fresh produce!

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by cougar15
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 379292

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Possibly, but where would he have gone? It's my understanding that cargo planes have the cockpit, then some form of sanitary facilities (from what I've read, due to the small number of people on board a bucket, a curtain, and a roll of toilet paper constitute more than adequate "sanitary facil...

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by cougar15
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 379292

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

My understanding is that the ATC recording indicates that more than one person was in the cockpit as this unfolded. Unless we consider that there was some conspiracy between them, (which is straight out of Hollywood) then deliberate pilot action is ruled out. Pilot suicide/murder was a possibility ...

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by cougar15
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: This website runs off of pure speculation.
Replies: 6
Views: 1487

Re: This website runs off of pure speculation.

Probably in regards to the Atlas thread, I too had thought we had reached the bottom of the barrel in the Lionair or MH370 threads, but that GT thread just absolutely puts the icing on the cake. Lurking since day one, then happy to pay a few dollars about 6 years ago, I joined. How badly it has gone...

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by cougar15
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1718
Views: 379292

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

M deepest condolences to the family of the aviators involved. As a fellow freightdog and appreciating this to be an enthusiast platform, this thread has reached new lows in regards to the BS and armchair speculation. I thought the Lionair thread was bad, but this is a new low for this platform! Seld...

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by cougar15
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific announces US$290 million annual profit
Replies: 18
Views: 3630

Re: Cathay Pacific announces US$290 million annual profit

Noshow wrote:
Didn't they just hedge their fuel the wrong way? So when fuel became cheap they had to pay high prices for quite some time? Hopefully this contract finally ended.


I would think that has a lot to do with it.....

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by cougar15
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO
Replies: 134
Views: 17406

Re: Air France-KLM Wants to Change KL CEO

It's probably a bit extreme to say that KLM is mismanaged, but they certainly aren't great. The cabins are dated, the 737s are nasty, the flight attendants are "cold". They could certainly learn a thing or two about hospitality from Air France. The only real plus KLM has over Air France i...

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by cougar15
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBmi ceases operations.
Replies: 149
Views: 23997

Re: FlyBmi ceases operations.

The statement by flybmi is quite candid in its explanation about how Brexit has proven to be its downfall. Far too easy nowadays to blame Brexit..... Although it may seem like a cheap excuse - I believe it´s not. If you take a closer look at their business model you may recognize that a substantial...

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by cougar15
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?
Replies: 30
Views: 3482

Re: Any Avro RJ's, or 146's operating in North America?

I'm so glad I got to fly one of those magical planes before they were retired pretty much everywhere. Obviously after the cabin fumes issue was addressed. Google (BAE-146 fumes). I flew HBA - MEL when Ansett was flying them and it was pretty awful. Plane was good, ride and comfort good, cabin air B...

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by cougar15
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1163

Re: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??

Our police cars don't have bull bars, if they're common in the US it's for a reason. Yup, our (EU) police officers would get stoned to death, if they used a bulbar to push a car around, perhaps into innocent oncoming traffic (UK being the exception, they love their TPAC procedures over there, which...

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by cougar15
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sabbaticals
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Sabbaticals

Now this is an interesting topic, sure have a story to tell on this point. Europe based, my operator closed down a primary hub! So as not to cause too much bad publicity, a lot of effort was put into finding jobs for all the Ops guys that were being made redundant etc with compeditors in what was a ...

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by cougar15
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1163

Re: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??

Thanks for all your comments guy, most interesting how things are done differently around the world. Appreciating these were bad guys, I just wonder about the police on this. There are a bunch of videos on this incident, the link I provided is just an example. Dashcam from other Police vehicles rela...

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by cougar15
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??
Replies: 29
Views: 1163

Seattle, Pursuit/chase hungry cops or is this normal ??

As we all get older, start to retire, we all get just a wee bit bored! Mayday/Aircrash Investigation does not keep me entertained due to too little new content, Flightglobal, Av-Nut and the Plum (aehm, sorry, PPRUNE it is) will only partially fill the boaring new found freedom! But then, wait for it...

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by cougar15
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears
Replies: 31
Views: 8181

Re: WN flight makes emergency landing after cabin pressure (failure) leaves passenger bleeding from ears

EXMEMWIDGET wrote:
What is the registration of the involved aircraft?



N211WN


http://avherald.com/h?article=4c3b906b&opt=0

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by cougar15
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Fleet Renewal
Replies: 37
Views: 7139

Re: Condor Fleet Renewal

.. a little mouse tells me Qatar A330´s are on the way, make of it what you will!

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by cougar15
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE carriers fly a formation in Dubai to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: UAE carriers fly a formation in Dubai to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed

What´s with this ´"" Choose Well"" on the belly of the EY Bus? Interesting!! Did I miss something, does it not normally say Etihad? In preparation for the USA 2020 elections? Hahaha, I like that, just don´t expect it will reach the target audience! Anyway, before I thread drift,...

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by cougar15
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE carriers fly a formation in Dubai to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed
Replies: 9
Views: 1982

Re: UAE carriers fly a formation in Dubai to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed

What´s with this ´"" Choose Well"" on the belly of the EY Bus? Interesting!! Did I miss something, does it not normally say Etihad?

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by cougar15
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9683

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

mjoelnir wrote:
Is this handling of the incident by Emirates regarding the pilot confirmed, or is it just the grumbling of an Emirates adversary?


I think this has been resolved without any impact for the crew involved, as there is nothing to discuss here, other than very good CRM in difficult circumstances !

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