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by outbackair
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig
Replies: 10
Views: 4586

Re: To the Oil Rigs of Libya!: Opening(and closing) a rig

Probably the best trip report you have written so far. It would be good if you could include a few photos now and then, especially helicopters.

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by outbackair
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying British Airways Club Europe with Hillary Clinton randomly sitting behind me was interesting!
Replies: 11
Views: 7900

Re: Flying British Airways Club Europe with Hillary Clinton randomly sitting behind me was interesting!

Not fly, but my family sailed by ship in 1969 from Nigeria to England. At Monrovia, President Tubman of Liberia joined the ship and as my parents were in First Class, they got to meet him. I did fly Bulawayo to Harare in an Air Zimbabwe 737-200 with then Vice-President Joshua Nkomo. He was so big he...

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by outbackair
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13113

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

SAA had to take the long way round to Europe as they weren't allowed to fly over most African countries. I took the non-stop LHR-JNB 'around the bulge' of West Africa in 742 but I think they also had TLV and ATH via the Mediterranian and around the bulge. The majority of flights stopped at least on...

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by outbackair
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13113

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

LHR-PRG-SVO-ALA-KBL Ariana Afghan Airways, the LHR-PRG sector they chartered a CSA Tu-134, the rest was Ariana's Tu-154. From KBL, most pax were transit to Delhi or Amritar. They got us to board one plane, then when in the air the announced that the Amritsar pax would be given train tickets (overnig...

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by outbackair
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester
Replies: 40
Views: 9017

Re: Passenger blows slide on PIA 777 at Manchester

I’m wondering if one should avoid airlines like this not just because of the crew inattention but the stupidity of the passengers too. It’s interesting to note the difference in passengers by airline and destination and their behaviour. Maybe I will start a thread on it. I’m wondering if one should...

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by outbackair
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will DFW ever get 12:00am+(23:00) long haul departure?
Replies: 25
Views: 4199

Re: Footage from a drone dangerously close to An A380

Ah ok also I changed the thread because there was already a thread for it Thread title as written makes no sense: "Will after ever get..."? I totally agree with you.......I think that the thread title should be changed again by the OP as it's worded terribly! Why don't people bother to re...

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by outbackair
Thu May 30, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9833

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

Here in Western Australia it's generally referred to in the media as a near death experience and they find passengers to interview who thought they were going to die.

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by outbackair
Tue May 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18036

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

China's already onto this, but first using single engine cargo aircraft in remote areas. I suspect they may end up ahead of the rest of the world, not least because they don't have unions who would fight it. https://www.janes.com/article/86057/china-s-at200-cargo-uav-readies-for-operational-evaluation

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by outbackair
Wed May 15, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.
Replies: 108
Views: 15690

Re: Air Peace Plans to Launch Johannesburg, London, Houston, Guangzhou and Mumbai; Most Likely from Lagos.

Any idea which London airport they intend to fly to? Probably Biggin given the amount of passengers. :lol: Really, where is the money coming from to finance this crackpot idea. Huge Nigerian population in London. They will get pax if they offer good baggage allowance. People take a lot of stuff hom...

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by outbackair
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14217

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

Some 20 years ago I flew Royal Wings (Royal Jordanian) Dash 8 Q300 from Amman's city airport, Marka (OJAM) to Aqaba (OJAQ) but it stopped at Queen Alia (OJAI) airport to pickup international connections. I was the only pax for the 10 min flight. I wanted to stay on board in transit but the FA insist...

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by outbackair
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 17408

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Why would anyone think it's an April Fools joke? There's a clear link posted. Not funny at all as they obviously need capacity.

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by outbackair
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31374

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

I know some of you are wishing and hoping DY go under. it’s just sad. I hope they stick around for a long time. This generation now a days is just so negative about everything. I actually think this group of very vocal, very negative, cantankerous gits poisoning this site must actually be a gang of...

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by outbackair
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX and Passenger stranded
Replies: 18
Views: 5675

Re: B737MAX and Passenger stranded

Australia has banned 737Max in Australia, so SilkAir and Fiji Airways have had to change aircraft.

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by outbackair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests
Replies: 102
Views: 10462

Re: Update - Punch List of Bugs, Errors, Requests

PanAm_DC10 wrote:
Hi Veigar

Thanks for reporting this and making us aware of it. We'll look into it and try to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Paul


I'm having the same problem. Try to save profile with an avatar and I get the 'you've been blocked' message.

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by outbackair
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718344

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Another Max.Thats what happens when an airline rapidly expands and is in a country that is poverty stricken.Poor maintenance,pilot error or training. Wow, just wow, please don't let your prejudices hold you back there. Thoughts with those who have lost their lives on this flight. Investigators and ...

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by outbackair
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Lion Air plane off the runway
Replies: 71
Views: 11721

Re: Another Lion Air plane off the runway

when will this safety failure of an airline be shut down already? When will someone shut down the posters who blame the airline without any knowledge. Just look at the tropical down-poor. Then consider that the RUNWAY may have had a lot to do with it. Of course, people in western countries always a...

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by outbackair
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Kenya Airways E-190 aircraft collide at JKIA.
Replies: 29
Views: 8898

Re: 2 Kenya Airways E-190 aircraft collide at JKIA.

Q wrote:
SXDFC wrote:
What are the red marks on YR? It appears on the nose gear of YR has some red smears.. Is that perhaps blood?



:lol: :lol: :rotfl: NTSB is taking DNA blood who did it. :rotfl:




Q


Please explain why the NTSB would be involved. The world is not American!

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by outbackair
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kita: Jetstar and Finnair SYD to CNS, KIX, HEL and CPH and more (Big!)
Replies: 26
Views: 6657

Re: Kita: Jetstar and Finnair SYD to CNS, KIX, HEL and CPH and more (Big!)

Another EXCELLENT report, as always. Thank you.

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by outbackair
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of Regional Jets in Indonesia
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Potential of Regional Jets in Indonesia

Kalstar still operate E-190s I think. There are Sukhoi Superjets of aviation just rotting in Indonesia. Very sad. I suspect the demonstrator crash there didn't help. Don't forget there are quite a few turboprops flying around, including Garuda and Wings ATR-72s.

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by outbackair
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of India & North America! - Part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 4609

Re: To the Oil Rigs of India & North America! - Part 2

I always enjoy your reports. Would love to see the occasional photo of the helicopters, inside and out though.

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by outbackair
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of India & North America! - Part 1
Replies: 1
Views: 3583

Re: To the Oil Rigs of India & North America! - Part 1

Well done for shutting down S3. Health and Safety first!

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by outbackair
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Buenos Aires to London - BA World Traveller Plus 5 years ago
Replies: 5
Views: 4944

Re: Buenos Aires to London - BA World Traveller Plus 5 years ago

Thanks for posting. Very interesting.

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by outbackair
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airlines can welcome this emotional support...chicken!
Replies: 32
Views: 3021

Re: Airlines can welcome this emotional support...chicken!

I bet someone slams them as heartless and uncaring. Cue the wailing in 3,2,1. And People for Eating Tasty Animals accuses them of Chicken Murder! lol Totally heartless and uncaring! Why shouldn't people bring their kangaroo, pig, pony, peacock, turkey on board (just a few of the ES animals I've hea...

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by outbackair
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *REUPLOAD WITH PHOTOS* A Trip on a Xian MA60: Cambodia Bayon Airlines: Siem Reap – Sihanoukville
Replies: 10
Views: 4650

Re: *REUPLOAD WITH PHOTOS* A Trip on a Xian MA60: Cambodia Bayon Airlines: Siem Reap – Sihanoukville

Thank you for posting with photos! Interesting, BD flight numbers used to be British Midland in UK. Flight aware shows last BD111 flight as LHR-AMS in 1999!

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by outbackair
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 10 Days in Malaysia Part 1 of 3: Weekend in KUL with QR in Y + photos
Replies: 5
Views: 5489

Re: 10 Days in Malaysia Part 1 of 3: Weekend in KUL with QR in Y + photos

Plane at DOH is the new Nepal Airlines A330-200

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by outbackair
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: aer lingus handle for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 3563

Re: aer lingus handle for sale

Is it the first day of April? Are you serious? If people collected them, they would constantly be 'accidentally' broken off. $0.00

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by outbackair
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7586

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Planes are going to be camera’d up for evidence purposes soon enough and should be equipped with a holding area in the belly of the plane. I flew China Southern recently, long haul. They announced a not tolerance policy to misbehaviour during pre-flight announcements, and stated that there would be...

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by outbackair
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of 7th ARJ21
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

Re: Chengdu Airlines takes delivery of 7th ARJ21

I was in Chengdu domestic terminal two weeks ago and they had a special check-in which said something like 'ARJ-21 Flight'. I'm guessing it was a promo flight. Sadly, no photo as I was boarding my flight as it took off.

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by outbackair
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 99995

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19991011-0

Photo of damage here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/471568.stm
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Not so different from the Air Botswana ATR-42 which was stolen and crashed, though that was a pilot and he destroyed most of the fleet on the ground at Gaborone airport.

https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19991011-0

Photo of damage here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/471568.stm

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by outbackair
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE
Replies: 57
Views: 17196

Re: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE

Can someone explain how they were able to work out the correct takeoff speeds, V1, V2, VR?

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by outbackair
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Marmite run 2018. Kangaroo route 777 & 359
Replies: 3
Views: 3593

Re: Marmite run 2018. Kangaroo route 777 & 359

How could you still like Marmite after moving to the land of Vegemite? I was brought up on Marmite, but now I take Vegemite with me when I go to UK!!! Anyway, would really like to hear about the Delta standby pass. Always wanted to do this with Eastern or another airline. Would have been fantastic. ...

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by outbackair
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: After 8pm, airlines in the USA serve no meals in domestic first class. What do you get on AA on ORD-DEN in First?
Replies: 22
Views: 9621

Re: After 8pm, airlines in the USA serve no meals in domestic first class. What do you get on AA on ORD-DEN in First?

Great approach to a trip report. What could have been incredibly boring turned out to be refreshing and funny! More like this please! Have you thought of NOT flying first class and having a great meal in a restaurant before or after the flight. Or, simply buying a year's supply of cookies and a coup...

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by outbackair
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran
Replies: 114
Views: 17511

Re: Airbus does not believe in continuing deliveries to Iran

Perhaps airbus should focus on building a widebody aircraft that actually sells first.


So the A330 and A350 don't sell? What world do you live in?

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by outbackair
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8562

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

Right now in the SYD area, the average temps are in the upper 60Fs in the daytime and in the morning in the 50Fs. I see people bundled up like they are in Chicago in January, while I am wearing a long sleeve shirt. People in this area of the world do not know how to handle temp changes without over...

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by outbackair
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 18350

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I used to fly from Johannesburg in late '70s and '80s. No airbridges than.
DC-10s of SN, SR, KL, UT, AZ;
747-200s of SA, BA, SK LY(?), TP;
747SP SA, Luxavia;
L-1011-500 TP (I think before bridges).
A300 SA
I am sure there were more.

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by outbackair
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 100 types reached :)
Replies: 40
Views: 3930

Re: 100 types reached :)

Hi folks, Hope it is relevant forum. Just to share my small jubilee - types I've used to fly have rized up to 100 ;) Join with your lists :) Поздравления! Congratulations! I have to ask a question though. Are TU-154B and TU-154M, or BAe-146-200 and RJ-85 really separate types? I generally go on maj...

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by outbackair
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance
Replies: 36
Views: 9350

Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance

I couldn't see this posted anywhere else. An Air India Boeing 787 hit severe turbulence on a domestic flight yesterday. Video and photos in this link show an inner window panel fell out. No doubt the passengers were pretty frightened after the WN accident. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/3-injured-a...

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by outbackair
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold
Replies: 22
Views: 3178

Re: United suspends new reservations for pets in cargo hold

Passengers are already not allowed to travel in the cargo hold :rotfl:[/quote]

Best thing I've seen all day! Well done!

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by outbackair
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 71605

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

I'm on the inaugural flight from London to Perth, so you'll be able to fly the entire route virtually from the comfort of your home once I've uploaded a 17 hour video to YouTube of course :D Big Jet TV are also filming the departure from LHR live, and I'll be live at points throughout the flight :)...

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by outbackair
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff
Replies: 26
Views: 5694

Re: Siberia rains gold as plane loses its £265 million cargo of treasure during takeoff

If the precious and very heavy cargo on this An-12 was not properly secured, and the aircraft was climbing out with an unsecured load hurtling towards the rear, perhaps having it crash through the rear cargo door was a preferable outcome to it remaining on board and causing a massive cg problem, in...

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by outbackair
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 12349

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

BoeingVista wrote:

But PER itself has no diversion airport for 2500km so how do you fly this route if the weather in Perth may be iffy


Learmonth has been used many times for diversions - 1100km North of Perth

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by outbackair
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 50
Views: 31036

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Can I also request more economy reports too, I've noticed a shift to C/F in the trip report genre and would like to see some experiences in cattle and not just how the other half live (though I don't mind reading those too) I think SOME people think others will be impressed if they travel C/F. In r...

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by outbackair
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 50
Views: 31036

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Well done! This is long overdue. In some cases, it's clearly clickbait from members hoping to earn some money from views of poorly edited rubbish done on a Go-pro and some frustratingly random, distracting music that the person happens to like. Other times, they don't even bother to edit and think p...

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by outbackair
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NK ORD-LAX-ORD: Can A United Guy Find HIs Spirit?
Replies: 23
Views: 7351

Re: NK ORD-LAX-ORD: Can A United Guy Find HIs Spirit?

Love your reports! Usually hate selfies, but keep including them as you guys are always so happy-looking!

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by outbackair
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Catching the 747 to Launceston and the 748 back
Replies: 10
Views: 6848

Re: Catching the 747 to Launceston and the 748 back

No photos showing. :(

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by outbackair
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Turkish plane flies into Helium balloons.
Replies: 14
Views: 4709

Re: A Turkish plane flies into Helium balloons.

Look at the photo in the link. They appear to be above and behind the plane, so not even ingested.

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by outbackair
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Year's Eve on a plane
Replies: 23
Views: 5333

Re: New Year's Eve on a plane

Long ago, flew Swissair DC-10-30 Johannesburg to Zurich via Kinshasa (Then Zaire, now Congo). Crew brought around champagne (in economy) at midnight South African time. After takeoff from Kinshasa, people demanded more to celebrate Zaire's NY, then they tried to get the crew to break out more bottle...

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by outbackair
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Reimagined from Hong Kong to Casa on the Super-stretch A346
Replies: 3
Views: 4382

Re: Flying Reimagined from Hong Kong to Casa on the Super-stretch A346

Still no pictures - need to update photobucket account

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