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by PJ01
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61052

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A friend has received an email from Virgin stating that there will be a number of LAX rotation cancellations due to a damaged 777, likely to go on til after July 4. Anyone know what happened? I have come across the adjusted flight schedule for LAX flights from the 21 June through to 4 July. Only 2 ...

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by PJ01
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61052

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A friend has received an email from Virgin stating that there will be a number of LAX rotation cancellations due to a damaged 777, likely to go on til after July 4. Anyone know what happened?

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by PJ01
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 21983

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

At this time, I am unaware of any A388 completing a heavy maintenance cycle or scheduled for one. This is very A346 like. Qantas have just started putting their A380s through heavy maintenance and will be doing a cabin refresh as well. Australian tax system is often cited as a major reason why QF a...

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by PJ01
Sat May 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59804

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Normally if travel to a same city and a bullet train can get you there under 4hrs then its competitive against planes, which is totally possible as the corridor between Sydney Melbourne is perfectly suitable for 350km/hr operational speed. 3.5hrs should be a achievable. This is not a hoax. It’s the...

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by PJ01
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59804

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I've done that 0600 SYD-DXB EK flight before, was actually quite a good flight. Very early start of course, but the terminal was nice and quiet, which meant a fairly quick trip through Security and Customs etc. It was a few years ago now but by memory had reasonable load on board.

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by PJ01
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594463

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Definitely hair splitting as far as I'm concerned. An uncommanded trim operation that is happening on a repeat interval is to be considered "continuous" as far as I'm concerned. there are a lot of trimm operations from flightcontrols all the time they start and they stop and then they sta...

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by PJ01
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Weather having significant impacts today, big delays into Sydney due to storms, was a similar story earlier in Melbourne - plenty track changes to thanks to storms. Issues now appear to revolve around SYD with numerous diversions. I have seen a JQ flight return to AVV, VA 737 from MEL and SQ77W div...

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by PJ01
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594463

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The trim didn’t run away, which in itself is part of the problem, every time they made a trim input MCAS would stop for 5 seconds. Need to remember the MCAS decription was not included in the FCOM, so the pilots probably assumed this was STS. If it didn’t stop moving and moved in opposite direction...

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by PJ01
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 95033

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

I read a post on Facebook (take that as you will) that OJT will be the retiring bird.

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by PJ01
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10539

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

I'm very happy to have managed to do QF15 BNE-LAX on the 744 at the end of July, business class, top deck. Was a great ride. Also managed to get a shot of VH-OJT on final, banking heavily coming in to JFK last Saturday afternoon, the last Saturday of the QF 747 at JFK. Will upload it when I get home...

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by PJ01
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7417

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

I'm booked on flight BA429 from AMS to LHR in late Sept which is currently scheduled as a 767. Take the Eurostar, man 8-) Sandyb123 I'm doing just that for the London - Amsterdam leg a few weeks beforehand! Unfortunately there are no direct Eurostar runs AMS-LON at this stage, have to get off and g...

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by PJ01
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7417

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

I'm booked on flight BA429 from AMS to LHR in late Sept which is currently scheduled as a 767.

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