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by soulbarn
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Project in Indonesia...should I take it...
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Project in Indonesia...should I take it...

I’ve been lucky enough to get to travel the world for work over the past thirty years. I’ve flown to and in many countries. The only equivalent to my current choice was in the late 2000s, when I was working in the Democratic Republic of Congo and was booked on several local airlines - but in that ca...

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by soulbarn
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9121

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Just saw it. Nose open, and now fueling. Is it normal to fuel the day before takeoff?

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by soulbarn
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9121

Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/local/montreal/ ... 22002.html
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Wondering about the cargo. According to this account, it’s last swing into North America was to deliver (a lot of) PPE.

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/local/montreal/ ... 22002.html

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by soulbarn
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020
Replies: 40
Views: 9121

Antonov A-225 in Bangor, ME today...

This is so exciting for me and my kids - we live about two hours south, in Portland, Maine. We can't make it there today but are planning to drive up tomorrow, but I'm afraid it might be gone. I called the airport to find out if there's an ETD, but no luck. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to de...

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by soulbarn
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many dead as plane crashes into homes in Congo
Replies: 5
Views: 3063

Re: Many dead as plane crashes into homes in Congo

I spent a few months in DRC about a decade ago. With no roads, flying is pretty much the only way to get between places. I remember coming into one airport, and seeing wrecked planes along the sides of the runway. The UN operates it’s own private airline, but if you’re not eligible, there are only a...

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by soulbarn
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unshaven Cockpit Crew
Replies: 39
Views: 7767

Re: Unshaven Cockpit Crew

A mildly interesting and very tangential aside: prior to World War I, elaborate facial hair was very common for men. But chemical warfare made gas masks standard issue, and they didn't work if one wasn't clean-shaven. That meant that standard issue - along with those masks - included (at least for A...

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by soulbarn
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking on planes!
Replies: 55
Views: 15763

Re: Smoking on planes!

Anybody who smokes obviously knows this, so I make this general comment not from logic or even an aviation standpoint, but from an emotional one... My Dad, of all people, knew how terrible cigarettes were for him, and he understood - probably better than anyone - the grip tobacco addiction has on hi...

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by soulbarn
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 4
Replies: 322
Views: 82198

RE: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 4

I'm wondering about the bigger picture. I think most or many would agree that big airline, commercial aviation has never been safer from a technological standpoint. I remember reading somewhere that we're entering an era where most future airline disasters will be caused not be technical flaws, but ...

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by soulbarn
Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Missing - Part 3
Replies: 237
Views: 73311

RE: Air Asia QZ8501 SUB To SIN Missing - Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HaveBlue" class="quote" target="_blank">HaveBlue</a> (<a href="#152" class="quote">Reply 152</a>):<br/><i>Quoting wardialer (Reply 133): I reall...

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by soulbarn
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 54
Replies: 299
Views: 51128

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 54

I've been lurking here a lot and just joined mostly as a way to thank a.net for the bandwidth and expertise. I have to say that I've found the group dynamics of this forum as the days wear on to be both fascinating and sometimes disturbing. It seems that there's more and more name-calling, posturing...

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