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by SpeckSpot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)
Replies: 62
Views: 11666

Re: Drunk FA fired (UA Express, ORD-SBN)

How much does a high-end breathalyzer cost, and why is it not routine for every flight crew member to take a breathalyzer test before boarding the flight, as a part of the flight briefing / preparation process. I wonder whether there is a potential downside in that if a number is specified for the a...

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by SpeckSpot
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Width of entries when enlarging the font.
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: Width of entries when enlarging the font.

Okay I don't know what changed but the first page behaves the way I expect now, under Firefox. But it still shows only 60% of the page in Chrome. Just a few minutes ago it was doing this on Firefox, when I wrote the previous post. Anyone know what is going on?

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by SpeckSpot
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Width of entries when enlarging the font.
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Width of entries when enlarging the font.

For some topics on the site (for example http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=21138851#p21138851 I am noticing that my laptop which is 1920 pixels wide is only able to display about 60% of the width of the page. That is because I used Ctrl-+ to increase the font size to be large enough for...

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by SpeckSpot
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18219

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

For how often this happens in the industry, I think airliners should have proximity sensors installed on all the tips (nose, elevators, vertical stabilizer, wingtips, jet cowling and nosegear). Considering the birds cost hundreds of millions of dollars and on the other hand, there are proximity sens...

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by SpeckSpot
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 68
Views: 16857

Re: British Airways B787-10 Update

The 787-10 also has the same MTOW and Landing weights as the 787-9 because it shares the same undercarriage. It’s a very limiting factor for the aircraft. How much higher could the MTOW be if the undercarriage alone were changed (assuming no change in wing or engines)? Please ignore whether it is e...

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by SpeckSpot
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU
Replies: 25
Views: 3583

Re: ARJ21s to enter African market via Ghana’s Africa World Airlines as part of HNA-COMAC MoU

This may be a bit of a naive question but is the ARJ21 certified by the US FAA, the equivalent European Aviation Authority and Canadian Aviation Authority?

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by SpeckSpot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST
Replies: 25
Views: 7519

Re: RAM 787 hits parked TK 777 at IST

If I could make aviation rules, I would make a rule that the outer two taxi lines be painted a different color from the middle line, and the colors should be an international standard. Eg. Neon green for code C and below, and Neon Pink for code D and above. If this were so and a misguided follow-me ...

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by SpeckSpot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55223

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

The youtube video shows people driving along the runway, and the plane is visible from the end of the runway, though it is off the runway. So it looks like it is much closer than the 10km.

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by SpeckSpot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55223

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

According to the Reuters link, the plane took off, and then very quickly made an emergency landing 10 km away from the airport (as reported by Alejandro Cardoza, a spokesman for a state agency). Emergency landing off a runway would cause a debris track that could look like an overrun.

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by SpeckSpot
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55223

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

For what it's worth, some journalists have used language like "fell" and "went down". Which would suggest that it got airborne. I don't know whether to believe that or chalk it up to incompetent journalism, but accurate reporting would be nice.

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by SpeckSpot
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Feature Request: Albums should highlight the leading photo
Replies: 5
Views: 4418

Feature Request: Albums should highlight the leading photo

Thanks for the web developers who make the site work well. I had a idea / feature request to make the site better (IMHO): When you click on the photo under "Featured Photo Album", the page that comes up should contain that photo as the first photo in the album. It is not convenient when yo...

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16202

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I would also choose windows over windowless, but for me, at the right price difference I would fly windowless. Even without a price difference, if you can give me enough camera viewpoints, I would take that. Just me. Give me a pilot's viewpoint, and PFD, and you can remove all the windows you want....

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16202

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I would also choose windows over windowless, but for me, at the right price difference I would fly windowless. Even without a price difference, if you can give me enough camera viewpoints, I would take that. Just me. Give me a pilot's viewpoint, and PFD, and you can remove all the windows you want. ...

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16202

Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

In the news: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44383220 Emirates is trying out new tech, and suggesting that planes without windows would be more efficient by saving some structural weight. Eventually all windows could be replaced with outside cameras and inside screens. Disadvantages are poor publi...

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by SpeckSpot
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues
Replies: 82
Views: 7712

Re: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues

I notice that the Joined times are now being displayed in a more user-friendly and approximate format. A thank you to the implementers for doing this! However the site says that my previous posting was yesterday at 6:07pm. I am pretty sure this is a mistake, because my previous posting was on 12th J...

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by SpeckSpot
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues
Replies: 82
Views: 7712

Re: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues

Hi Speedbored, one more request to consider, please (this one is pure CSS, I think): a number of buttons on the forum pages display with a black foreground and a dark blue background, and it is not obvious what they mean, so it would be nice if it could be changed to a light gray foreground against ...

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by SpeckSpot
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues
Replies: 82
Views: 7712

Re: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues

Hello Speedbored, Thanks for offering to consider improving the "new and improved" version of the site. My requests for your consideration: Everyone has mentioned reducing the waste of vertical space, and I agree. Your previous .css file (on top of the unimproved site) was perfect in this ...

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues
Replies: 82
Views: 7712

Re: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues

I figured out how to set the options -- you need to choose your preferences on some dropdown menus on the userstyles.org site on the page where you download the style, before you download the style. Previously I was thinking it was something in my browser's own UI that I could find and edit.

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues
Replies: 82
Views: 7712

Re: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues

Speedbored -- you said you made a number of features optional -- exactly how are those options controlled? Can't seem to find a way to set the options in Opera. Is there a way to do it other than editing the .css style file? Thanks again!

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by SpeckSpot
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues
Replies: 82
Views: 7712

Re: Interim Solution for Readability and Scrolling Issues

Very nice, I much prefer this design. I have commented out the section you indicated to make sure the text does not extend all the way to the left edge of the screen. I am showing vertical ads on the left and the right, and they do not cover any website text. Before I commented out the section, the ...

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 32347

Re: New Site.

I appreciate that a lot of work went into the site redesign, but I think overall it is a huge step backwards, at least for desktop users. It used to be easy to see 10 to 12 hottest forum topics (the box labelled "Right now in the forums"). Now we can see only 6. It is especially unfortunat...

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by SpeckSpot
Sat May 07, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Age Of Aerospace (A Boeing Documentary)
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

The Age Of Aerospace (A Boeing Documentary)

On the Boeing website, there is an announcement of a 5 hour documentary: "The Age of Aerospace" which will be on Wednesday May 11, on the Science Channel. <a href="http://theageofaerospace.com/discovery" target="_blank">http://theageofaerospace.com/discovery</a> Episode 1: What Can't we do Episode 2...

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Place Narrowbody Order Part 3
Replies: 202
Views: 39076

RE: Delta To Place Narrowbody Order 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/redzeppelin" class="quote" target="_blank">redzeppelin</a> (<a href="#189" class="quote">Reply 189</a>):<br/><i>Yep. I only see it if I click on...

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Place Narrowbody Order Part 3
Replies: 202
Views: 39076

RE: Delta To Place Narrowbody Order Part 3

Quoting from the Google Translate version of the French page: Bombardier had narrowly escaped a major order from Family aircraft aircraft C Series US carrier Delta Air Lines in 2011 by refusing to build a larger version of the CS300 model unveiled on Tuesday The Globe and Mail. I thought that was hi...

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by SpeckSpot
Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN Announces Flights To ACC
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

RE: SN Announces Flights To ACC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kotoka" class="quote" target="_blank">kotoka</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Hoping the new Terminal 3 is completed ...

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by SpeckSpot
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 30
Replies: 318
Views: 81926

RE: MH370 Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 30

Quite a bit earlier there was a report (and a photo) of a rubber thing (thought to be a Dinghy, bearing the name either "Boarding" or "Boeing") that was found by some fishermen, who held it and called for help from the MMEA, because it was heavy and they could not load it into their own boat. The MM...

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by SpeckSpot
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL Pilot's Interesting Insights
Replies: 53
Views: 21199

RE: A DL Pilot's Interesting Insights

I'm originally from <acronym title="Accra - Kotoka International (ACC / DGAA), Ghana">ACC</acronym> and am very saddened to hear of Delta crew dying from malaria. My sincere condolences to Delta and the families of the pilots. The strain in <acronym title="Accra - Kotoka International (ACC / DGAA), ...

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by SpeckSpot
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Order 50 777-300ERs Plus 20 Options
Replies: 150
Views: 39599

RE: Emirates Order 50 777-300ERs Plus 20 Options

Hope this isn't off topic, but what are some of the improvements that Boeing has planned for the 77W, and will they just be slipped into the current model number, or will they actually announce a formal new model?

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by SpeckSpot
Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787
Replies: 319
Views: 44964

RE: BA Decides: 12 X A380 & 24 X B787

Is there any reason to believe that <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> is not being coy? As in, trying to get Boeing to offer a lower price on the 748i? Because so many good arguments were made for the 748i in <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s fleet that Boeing may have not ...

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by SpeckSpot
Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Shows Off New Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 11334

RE: Air India Shows Off New Colours

Folks, how long is the flight (in distance and time)?

filler

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by SpeckSpot
Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 7Series Complete 7/7/07 Flyover Details
Replies: 121
Views: 24277

RE: Boeing 7Series Complete 7/7/07 Flyover Details

<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL, Helv...

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos
Replies: 441
Views: 298632

RE: First 787 Has Left The Building! Photos

Very nice aircraft indeed!!! It really is beautiful. And while I do lament the decrease in variety of aerodynamic forms, it does make spotting a more subtle art  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile">. So what are the distinctives of the 787? As I see it, the downward s...

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by SpeckSpot
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 To The Paintshop, Opportunity For Photos?
Replies: 20
Views: 10570

RE: 787 To The Paintshop, Opportunity For Photos?

Does anyone know what the 787 will be doing on the 9th and the 10th of July?
Can it be seen on the normal Boeing tour on those days?

SpeckSpot

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by SpeckSpot
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Begin Flight Testing Of Blended Wing
Replies: 59
Views: 19473

RE: Boeing To Begin Flight Testing Of Blended Wing

Lets explore this for a minute. What if by then we have HD<acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> -quality <acronym title="Louis Trichardt (LCD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD</acronym> screens, and you have a screen which can choose from any of 12 cameras to look at (like having 12...

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by SpeckSpot
Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body Found In DL Wheel Well
Replies: 55
Views: 19075

RE: Body Found In DL Wheel Well

Here's one more idea: instead of a camera for each of the three wheel wells, use one camera near where a tail skid should be, and have it "see" all the three (or five) undercarriage bogeys. Ramper inspects the wheel wells and gives the pilot and all-clear, and at that time one person (maybe a pilot,...

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by SpeckSpot
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body Found In DL Wheel Well
Replies: 55
Views: 19075

RE: Body Found In DL Wheel Well

An obvious solution would be to retrofit wheel wells with motion detectors, infrared detectors and webcams or videocams. Solving it could be done for probably less than $1000 per aircraft. It is something worth preventing, and easy too. After all some cars have backing up cameras now.<br><br>[Edited...

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by SpeckSpot
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / LHT: A380 Vvip Development
Replies: 9
Views: 5817

RE: Airbus / LHT: A380 Vvip Development

Oh what was I thinking? I'm now thinking probably a garage with special ramp for loading the fleet of royal Limos and the motorcade. Just guessing.

[Edited 2006-12-31 07:36:56]

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by SpeckSpot
Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / LHT: A380 Vvip Development
Replies: 9
Views: 5817

RE: Airbus / LHT: A380 Vvip Development

I think that most private jet usage will be for short business trips. Despite the probably large number of attending staff, I doubt very much that the hold will be filled with baggage. So, apart from maybe adding in some more fuel tanks, what else do they put into the hold? My estimate is that not m...

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by SpeckSpot
Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 179 Mile Headwinds!
Replies: 37
Views: 12325

RE: 179 Mile Headwinds!

What was the expected flying time and what was the altitude?
Interesting details, ...

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by SpeckSpot
Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NonEngineer's Question About Fuel In Ceiling
Replies: 22
Views: 6699

NonEngineer's Question About Fuel In Ceiling

The 748-I length is under debate because the longer version doesn't have enough range for <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, and the shorter version doesn't have enough capacity for <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH<...

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by SpeckSpot
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is An Aircraft "He" Or "She"?
Replies: 33
Views: 13024

RE: Is An Aircraft "He" Or "She&quo

Okay, I'm not addressing the correct usage in (any) language -- just personal taste here. When I was learning to spot jets as a kid, 727s, DC9s, and F28s were quite common. For me it was as simple as: T-tails are she's, and the upside-down T are he's. No specific reason. The 727 was the ultimate fem...

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by SpeckSpot
Tue May 30, 2006 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 787 Landing Gear Need Redesign?
Replies: 17
Views: 7739

RE: Will The 787 Landing Gear Need Redesign?

Thanks for the answers, Zvezda and Oryx. Nice to know these things  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile">. That means touchdown will also be on the single bogey for a split second. I believe it, but it just feels bizarre. There's something about touching down on two bo...

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by SpeckSpot
Mon May 29, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The 787 Landing Gear Need Redesign?
Replies: 17
Views: 7739

RE: Will The 787 Landing Gear Need Redesign?

So with an extra two wheel bogey in the middle, just slightly aft, does that mean that when it is rotating, for a split second it is going to be on only one bogey (th e middle one) which is the last to lift off? I mean, it is possible that the other two main bogeys will still have their rear set on ...

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by SpeckSpot
Wed May 17, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Confirmed As World's Favourite Airline
Replies: 21
Views: 6764

RE: BA Confirmed As World's Favourite Airline

I think this method favors airlines with variations in paint scheme (eg. British airways at the time of World tails) or airlines with a very varied fleet (again British airways is up there), over airlines with one paint scheme and only one model. People like to take photos of different things and th...

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by SpeckSpot
Sun May 07, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Considers Newer And Wider A370
Replies: 136
Views: 31174

RE: Airbus Considers Newer And Wider A370

Someone mentioned an A370 here on this a.net, not too long ago (within the last 10 days at most). And of course Emirates and <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> are always topics here. Does anyone remember who mentioned this (within the last 10 days that is). It just occurred to me that...

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by SpeckSpot
Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Offical: QF To Order 772LR Or A345E
Replies: 53
Views: 12976

RE: Offical: QF To Order 772LR Or A345E

Does specifying for heavier weight compared to longer range simply mean they want Boeing to take out the extra fuel tanks and increase the payload capacity? I would have thought that Boeing would give them all those options already. Or are they asking for structural redesign of parts of the 772LR to...

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by SpeckSpot
Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Obnoxious Ads On A.Net
Replies: 43
Views: 1759

RE: Obnoxious Ads On A.Net

Just wanted to say I find the ad by Howard <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> (Click here to see the pixel eraser stuff) particularly obnoxious and pornographic, more so than other ads in the past. I hope someone makes a note of this and bans that ad. I don't mind car insurance a...

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by SpeckSpot
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brand New Competitor For B748 & A380
Replies: 53
Views: 20486

RE: Brand New Competitor For B748 & A380

The 2m is probably supposed to be 2km; certainly 8000ft = 2.438km is closer to 2km than to 3km or to 1km.

[Edited 2006-03-30 16:33:23]

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by SpeckSpot
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brand New Competitor For B748 & A380
Replies: 53
Views: 20486

RE: Brand New Competitor For B748 & A380

Folks, take a look at this page. It must be referring to the same new idea since the picture is the same  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile">. It flies at 8000 feet (see inside the text writeup). I'm assuming the 2m is a reference to how low the body is on the ground...

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by SpeckSpot
Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines At ACC
Replies: 18
Views: 2174

RE: Airlines At ACC

You might want to check: if I remember correctly, taking pictures is not allowed.
This has been true for more than 20 years if I remember correctly. Can anyone
else confirm this?

Speckspot

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