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by JetBuddy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155401

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Amazing news and I'm surprised at so many civilian pax going on a first flight. Or did I miss that there will be trials before the actual "tourist" flight? Now put a realistic price tag on it and then shut up and take my money :D I believe they are going to launch trials before launching ...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes
Replies: 164
Views: 48036

Re: Russian Military Crashes

Seems like the Il-20 and it's crew got caught in the crossfire, so to speak.

War is messy, and incidents like these are exactly the type of thing that could be used to escalate a conflict.

Do we know what type of SAM was used to shoot down the plane?

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by JetBuddy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155401

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Yusaku Maezawa, founder of Zo Zo, is planning to fly to the Moon in 2023 on BFR/BFS. 6 to 8 invited artists will accompany him. I like the consideration of adding artists to the launch. Even as someone firmly in the STEM industries I appreciate the value that art brings us as people and cultures. I...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 4798

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

The original airline was Norwegian Air Shuttle, basically the former Busy Bee (key assets of Busy Bee after Busy Bee went bankupt started Norwegian about 5 weeks after Busy Bee closed). However, that is now but one of their four European AOCs. Norwegian basically became what it is today after the B...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19265

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

Will be interesting to find out what really caused this. It's likely just H3N2.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 19265

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

mdavies06 wrote:
Coughing and experiencing high temperature seems like air born transmitted disease. If it is food poisoning coming from say 1 out of 3 main courses, why only 10 people?


I agree with this. If it was food poisoning from bad catering, almost everyone who ate that food would get sick.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft
Replies: 25
Views: 8191

Re: Norwegian to sell up to 140 aircraft

So the OEM's allowed someone to purchase a/c that they were not going to operate but were going to sell to make a profit...something smells fishy. We recall the Ryan Air issue with Boeing, how come this one has just slipped under the radar? I agree, I thought all the vendors put provisions into the...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?
Replies: 70
Views: 14408

Re: The end of the line for the 737 design now proven?

In theory, Boeing could continue to develop the 737 in perpetuity. I think the real question is: 1. When will the authorities say "Enough is enough - you've been tinkering with this design for 50 or 60 years, we won't grant you commonality with previous models any longer." Or 2. When Boein...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany
Replies: 173
Views: 15318

Re: A320 MPA as Orion / Atlantic Replacement, France , Germany

I think they'll go for an A320 series MPA. The A220 series is too new, doesn't have the spare parts or support functions that the A320 series has.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's oldest S-80s retired today
Replies: 67
Views: 9647

Re: AA's oldest S-80s retired today

Farewell, Super 80. I always get a bit sentimental when a DC-9 or MD-80 is retired.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

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

To illustrate what I'm talking about, he is already a hero to a lot of people. Look at the video in this tweet from "Eddie G": https://twitter.com/EddieGBabylon/status/1028286584381210625 Now, is that a good thing or bad thing? I don't know. But I really do understand the sympathy for this...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?
Replies: 72
Views: 4897

Re: U.S. Space Force - What could it look like?

Both Neil Degrasse Tyson and Michu Kachu have positive things to say about the Space Force. Space has been militarized for decades already.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

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

I am curious to see how much they end up blaming all of this on sim training... Some of those twitter “reporters” are saying that the majestic software needs to be removed and banned because of this That's really ridiculus. Reporters that don't have any clue about the subject making suggestions lik...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93403

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

Such a tragedy. I feel sorry for the guy, even though he endangered a lot of people by doing this. He wanted to go see Mount Olympus, see the orcas and do a barrel roll before killing himself. In his own words: "I got a lot of people that care about me. It's going to disappoint them to hear tha...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 950
Views: 115569

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Someone83 wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
A new cargo airline and destination from OSL is being annonced tomorrow


Announced now: Ethioian Cargo will start OSL-CAN with 77F


Wow that's interesting. CAN as in Guangzhou Baiyun airport? Clearly a fish haul route. Where does the 77F arrive from before departing to CAN?

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by JetBuddy
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE
Replies: 57
Views: 16401

Re: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE

ATC audio and accompanying visual graphics are now available on YouTube. Source: https://youtu.be/U1bL7rBT8zw VASAviation 2018. Thanks for that. Great channel. From the audio it's clear that they were using "alternative law" and were asking for ground speed from ATC. The air traffic contr...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35086

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

More than costs, I think that availability at the peak of the summer explains why the A380 is in high demand right now. Wait a couple of months and matters will cool down. The A380 will probably even be put in storage for the winter. That is the advantage of having a big plane with low capital cost...

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by JetBuddy
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35086

Re: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018

Just heard it on the radio “Rednose Super” :-) That is a pretty funny callsign. I wasn't aware Norwegian Air UK's callsign was "Rednose". HiFly Malta's callsign is "Moonraker", but they probably only use that when flying charter or repositioning, not when covering another airlin...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35086

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

Will return from PMI to OSL later today. Then tomorrow at 12:30 CET, it will fly OSL-LGW as DI8992. And then be used by Norwegian on LGW-JFK. At least untill August 13, but maybe untill August 23 Norwegian is selling tickets with a configuration 90 premium economy and 399Y economy. Thus 12 of the p...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35086

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

It's really great to see the aircraft doing business again. Both the CPH-LCA, LCA-CPH flights seems to have went well. The aircraft repositioned CPH-OSL this morning, and left OSL for PMI just half an hour ago. Everything seems to go as planned. These initial operations means a lot for a small airli...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48087

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Glad to hear that everyone made it out alive. Hopefully the injuries aren't too bad. Kudos to the crew for making sure everyone survived.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 950
Views: 115569

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

HiFly's A380 will be flying to Larnaca from Copenhagen today on behalf of Thomas Cook Scandinavia, quite the upgrade! https://www.check-in.dk/chartergaester-med-a380-fra-koebenhavn-2/ (in Danish) https://onemileatatime.com/hi-fly-a380-thomas-cook/ And tomorrow OSL-PMI Yes. OSL-PMI with 238 pax, and...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly A380 operations thread 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 35086

Re: HiFly takes delivery of first A380

https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/
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Travel company Ving is also chartering the HiFly A380 this Thursday between Palma and Oslo.

The A380 will carry 238 pax OSL-PMI, and 403 pax PMI-OSL.

In Norwegian:
https://flysmart24.no/2018/08/01/setter ... -til-oslo/

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by JetBuddy
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27153

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

And we have a new contender in the Oppression Olympics. I don't think any airline would bump a gay couple because they're gay. If they got bumped, there must have been a legitimate reason for it. People need to stop playing whatever victim card they've been told they have. The airline industry is pr...

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by JetBuddy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11374

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

The flight attendant might have been a bit direct in the answer, but it was the truth. I don't understand why this Lua Dipa character thinks this is world news.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181067

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

According to Bloomberg article and interview with Patrrick de Castelbajak (Airbus Strategy & International Executive Vice President) and CEO Tom Enders "Enders, speaking at the EU Aeronautics conference in Brussels, said Airbus plans to tap cutting-edge C Series technology in areas such as...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181067

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

According to Bloomberg article and interview with Patrrick de Castelbajak (Airbus Strategy & International Executive Vice President) and CEO Tom Enders - Bombardier approached Airbus this summer - Airbus felt the "stars were aligned". This time was different than the 2015 negotiations ...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181067

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G8vhpiO3igk/WefDA8S_edI/AAAAAAAADNs/AIJFj1LkntkVWhCFkyb4TVPaixIHc9HCACLcBGAs/s1600/ASeries%2B321%2Bkeesje.jpg Is that your take on a CS500? Looks really nice and proportional actually. :) I doubt Airbus will go ahead with it though, simply because it would directl...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181067

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 6899763200
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speedbird52 wrote:
JetBuddy wrote:

From 2023, C-Series will be 100% Airbus owned.

Who told you that?


Jon Ostrower said so in a tweet:

"The fine print on the deal is that by 2023 Airbus will buy out the remaining Bombardier and Quebec C Series shares."

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 6899763200

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by JetBuddy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 181067

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I stopped reading replies after 7 pages. But here are my thoughts: This is fantastic news for the C-Series program, Bombardier workers in Canada and Europe, and workers in the Airbus Alabama plant. It's also great news for Airbus. Airbus can now offer a killer 50-850 seat lineup in any deals going f...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs
Replies: 136
Views: 21415

Re: Bombardier exploring sale of aircraft programs

I believe Bombardier will keep the C-Series program, and try to sell off other parts of the business. Viking will most likely be very interested in the Q400, at least acquiring the license to build it. They own all the previous deHavilland licenses. I don't know who would be interested in the CRJ pr...

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by JetBuddy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL
Replies: 56
Views: 19293

Re: MAS A380 lost nose wheel on landing at KUL

Good thing everyone is okay. I suspect the remaining wheel is designed to take all the weight on it's own. I don't mind the dirt. I love dirty birds.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155401

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Those gridfins looked really toasty before the feed from the F9 cut off. I saw this two and looked at it more closely. I made some conclusions: Musk said that Bulgariasat was the highest energy entry to that date. I took at this webcast again and compared them. Bulgariasat started entry burn travel...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350
Replies: 148
Views: 28393

Re: Air Asia may swap entire a330neo order to a350

I learned from a close source today, that one airline (not AirAsia X) that wants to buy A330-900 had to choose the A350-900 instead. The reason stated was that the creditors would not back the financing on the A330-900 because the 2nd hand value and future of the type was far too uncertain. Could Ai...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45106

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

I just learned from a personal source that one airline (not Hawaiian) that wants to buy A330-900neo is forced to buy A350-900 instead. The reason he stated was that the creditors would not secure the loans with A330neo as the 2nd hand value and future of the type was far too uncertain.

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by JetBuddy
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 15607

Re: Now more A380s the passenger 747s

I suppose congratulations are in order for Airbus on this milestone. Great achievement.

Good thing the Queen of the Skies will fly for decades more as freighters. Such a majestic looking airplane.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155401

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congrats SpaceX! Successful launch, landing and payload deplyment!

Those gridfins looked really toasty before the feed from the F9 cut off.

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by JetBuddy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155401

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

http://www.spacex.com/webcast

Looking forward to it!
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Another launch tonight at 6:53 p.m. EDT, 22:53 UTC.

http://www.spacex.com/webcast

Looking forward to it!

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by JetBuddy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: C-Series What's Next
Replies: 246
Views: 35315

Re: Bastian: Confident DL will not pay C-Series tariff

Great to hear Delta will take the frames. These bully tactics from Boeing and the US Government won't pan out.

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by JetBuddy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14716

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

I haven't read through all the replies, but here's a few: VIE is shared between Vienna and Bratislava. CPH is de facto shared between Copenhagen, Malmö and Helsingborg. DUS is the largest airport in the Rhine/Ruhr region in Germany (11,5 mill people). NCE serves Nice, Cannes, Antibes and Monaco. (Co...

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by JetBuddy
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)
Replies: 22
Views: 10682

Re: Update about Dr. Peter's first A380 (ex 9V-SKA)

Several 747s which could be converted, plus 747-8F still being offered by Boeing... why anyone would want an A380 converted to cargo? Sounds pretty nonsense to me... I agree. We will never see an A380 P2F conversion, and there are several reasons for that: 1) New floors will be needed. Since the tw...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155401

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congratulations SpaceX! Well done. One thing that I thought particularly noticeable on this launch was that the 2nd & 1st stages were firing towards each other immediately after staging. I wonder if they have to deal with rates induced by the exhaust of the other stage? https://youtu.be/SB4N4xF...

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by JetBuddy
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155401

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Congratulations SpaceX! Well done.

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by JetBuddy
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155401

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I'm a big believer in Elon Musk and impressed by his accomplishments. But there are a few things he says and does that I don't agree on 100%. Either way, there's one thing I'm curious about, and that is the fuel burn of the BFR, and how much it pollutes compared with an airliner. Musk has always use...

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near disaster on A380 landing
Replies: 8
Views: 1804

Re: Near disaster on A380 landing

Some serious rudder action going on there. I don't believe anyone were fighting over the controls, it was just a difficult crosswind landing.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo MTOW increase
Replies: 180
Views: 35390

Re: A330neo MTOW increase

Thanks for the pictures KarelXWB. I always thought the A330-800 would get built. With the upcoming MTOW bump, it will gain some serious range increase as well.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 1620
Views: 155401

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Loved the presentation. I'm so excited by this. I have some doubts they'll be able to stick to the planned schedule, but even if it gets a couple of years delayed.. it will be awesome.

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by JetBuddy
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation
Replies: 33
Views: 2999

Re: From Earth to Earth: SpaceX to use BFR rocket for civil aviation

Love this guy.Wish him all the best.Some generations are lucky to have a Newton or an Einstein,I think we are lucky to have a man who dares to dream to make us a multi planetary species. P to P on our own planet? Why not? By the time he gets to 'that bit' the vertical landing will be commonplace.It...

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by JetBuddy
Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight
Replies: 25
Views: 8104

Re: EY 777 Captain Passes Away Inflight

Sad story. Rest in Peace, Captain.

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