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by ZeeZoo
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 731888

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Has there been slip-up within the American aviation industry, particularly Boeing?

Absolutely disastrous and my condolences go out to the families of those affected.

More and more airlines will need to be seriously looking at shifting their orders to Airbus.

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by ZeeZoo
Mon May 28, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 10514

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqOcYhzWUZY - John Hutchinson on AF Flight 4590.

Great watch.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqOcYhzWUZY - John Hutchinson on AF Flight 4590.

Great watch.

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by ZeeZoo
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 33700

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Surprised no one has mentioned it yet. Looks like a rip-off of the Qatar livery.

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by ZeeZoo
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal
Replies: 103
Views: 28465

Re: Reports of crash in Kathmandu, Nepal

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What in the world...

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by ZeeZoo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Heathrow 09L Takeoffs: How often do they happen?
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Re: Heathrow 09L Takeoffs: How often do they happen?

Further on that, when you get the odd delayed jet taking off at 12/1am, and its easterly operations, there's a good chance it'll take off from 09L.

Source: Someone who can spot easterly departures from his bedroom perfectly.

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by ZeeZoo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Heathrow 09L Takeoffs: How often do they happen?
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Re: Heathrow 09L Takeoffs: How often do they happen?

They happen fairly often, believe it or not, after 10.30PM for easterly operations. Especially the summer, not sure why that is (weather better for night maintenance of Southern runway?).

So I'd say, after 10.30PM, you'd find 09L being used a good (roughly) 20 times within a year.

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by ZeeZoo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 5055

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

3-4 day long layovers are mostly a thing of the past. Especially New York. Maybe on some places that are served 2-3 times per week. As far as I know, unless it is more than 8 hours time difference, the crews fly back the next day. Really? So is the whole "International carrier Pilots being awa...

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by ZeeZoo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 5055

Re: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

3-4 day long layovers are mostly a thing of the past. Especially New York. Maybe on some places that are served 2-3 times per week. As far as I know, unless it is more than 8 hours time difference, the crews fly back the next day. Really? So is the whole "International carrier Pilots being awa...

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by ZeeZoo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?
Replies: 34
Views: 5055

I've always wondered, what leeway (in terms of travel) do pilots have during layovers in other countries?

So let's say for example a British Airways pilot has a 3/4 day layover in New York. Are they required to stay within New York those 3-4 days? Or are they able to hop onto a flight to San Fransisco and then come back to NYC the day before their own flight? Or if they arrived in Delhi for 4 days, want...

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by ZeeZoo
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silk Way needs up to 20 747-8 freighters
Replies: 17
Views: 3300

Re: Silk Way needs up to 20 747-8 freighters

AFAIK, there's a good 150-180+ 747-400Fs active that will need replacing over the next 10-15 years. The 747-8F could easily take a sizeable chunk from that. That's not even mentioning the global economy picking up. So in the past week it's been 14 more UPS 747-8Fs and potentially 20 more 747-8Fs fo...

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by ZeeZoo
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silk Way needs up to 20 747-8 freighters
Replies: 17
Views: 3300

Re: Silk Way needs up to 20 747-8 freighters

AFAIK, there's a good 150-180+ 747-400Fs active that will need replacing over the next 10-15 years. The 747-8F could easily take a sizeable chunk from that. That's not even mentioning the global economy picking up. So in the past week it's been 14 more UPS 747-8Fs and potentially 20 more 747-8Fs for...

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by ZeeZoo
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 2065
Views: 208419

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Not sure if posted yet but - https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2017/11/30/cargolux-boeing-747-freighters-pilots-routes.html - Boeing latching onto that 747-400F retirement schedule? Scratch that, purchases only from the "used market". Jeez...some of their 747-400Fs are getting on a ...

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by ZeeZoo
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone know/have the source video for this airside shot of Concorde?
Replies: 5
Views: 4279

Does anyone know/have the source video for this airside shot of Concorde?

https://youtu.be/LoX8HliK3_4?t=2m45s - starts right there, the AF Concorde.

Stunning little segment.

All I can find is this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ7lKPO9NR8 - but the quality is poor!

Thanks very much!
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https://youtu.be/LoX8HliK3_4?t=2m45s - starts right there, the AF Concorde.

Stunning little segment.

All I can find is this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ7lKPO9NR8 - but the quality is poor!

Thanks very much!

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by ZeeZoo
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 37760

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

ADXMatt wrote:
politically you wouldn't want to make an Indian National go to Pakistan. That would become a PR nightmare because of how they would be treated in that country.

What? Indian visitors are generally treated very well in Pakistan and vice-versa.

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by ZeeZoo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 348
Views: 41972

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

Tata making some big moves in the aviation sector. First signing an agreement with Lockheed for the likely production of F-16s in India and now looking to purchase a controlling stake in Air India. Air India + F-16 production in India. Big moves, shadowing Reliance's forray into aviation with the li...

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by ZeeZoo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 29885

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

What precedent was that whereby the production line was restarted 15 years after being shut down? None, but not a week goes by on a.net without someone opening a thread about how Boeing should bring back the 757-200, either in original spec or "MAX'd". georgiaame was joking that we'll see...

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by ZeeZoo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 166
Views: 29885

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

Mark my words, and there is historic precedent, in about 15 years, there will be hewing and hawing about the need to reopen the 747 line because no other aircraft on the market can fit the flight profile. It's gonna happen. God rest the Queen. Until you've flown upstairs in a Delta 747 to Asia, you...

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by ZeeZoo
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR both runways used for landing
Replies: 26
Views: 7433

Re: LHR both runways used for landing

09L departures are only used in exceptional circumstances when 09R is not available for whatever reason. Although the Cranford agreement (which banned 09L deps) has been withdrawn, infrastructure changes to allow for 09L departures are caught up in the planning permission stage, rejections and appe...

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by ZeeZoo
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On
Replies: 80
Views: 10077

Re: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On

Landor screamed 1980s Britain. Great livery for its time but has no place in the 21st century.

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by ZeeZoo
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR both runways used for landing
Replies: 26
Views: 7433

Re: LHR both runways used for landing

fcogafa wrote:
Only 09R can be used for departures

Not strictly true. I've seen many a 09L departures after 10.30pm.

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by ZeeZoo
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380
Replies: 37
Views: 11470

Re: Video: Weather Ballon GoPro Captures A319 @ FL380

b747400erf wrote:
BENAir01 wrote:
Omg! Sounds almost like a fighter jet on takeoff!

An airplane travelling over 500 mph makes a loud noise as it flies by, an amazing concept.

Was the condescension required?

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by ZeeZoo
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 odd holding patten.
Replies: 16
Views: 4347

Re: QF9 odd holding patten.

Torrential rain and a few lightning strikes at that very time around LHR.

Also, on the subject of LHR, SAS A340 visited the airport today.

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by ZeeZoo
Mon May 29, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?
Replies: 85
Views: 32389

With the 747-8i all but dead, can the 747-8F gain significant orders as a result of earlier 747 freighters retiring?

AFAIK, there's close to 200 747-400Fs around...will it be likely for the 747-8F to snatch significant orders (let's say at least 50-100) just as those 747-400Fs need replacing? Air cargo seems to be on the up - http://www.aircargonews.net/news/airlines/single-view/news/air-cargo-demand-growth-reache...

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by ZeeZoo
Sat May 27, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29178

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

Identical situation to the RBS computer issues back in 2012 - their entire IT staff was laid off the year before and their jobs outsourced to India. It was a direct cause of the banks IT meltdown, wouldnt surprise me if the same was true here. The RBS meltdown was caused by an issue in the UK, not ...

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by ZeeZoo
Sat May 27, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29178

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

In regards to the previous information with IT cost cutting, I have just spoken with a friend at BA. He said that last year BA laid off a big big chunk of IT staff. All IT was outsourced to Mumbai. (Possibly more of a rumor than fact?) Computers are also down at the outstation maintenance facilitie...

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by ZeeZoo
Sat May 27, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29178

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

uta999 wrote:
Landing BA aircraft are now being parked up on the southern taxiiway, VIP and cargo areas.

Could this 'IT failure' be the result of a credible threat against BA?


Yeah, I'm seeing on FR24 the MEX-LHR jet has been parked for 3+ hours now...

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by ZeeZoo
Sat May 27, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29178

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

Can anyone explain why there planes sitting on the taxiway for hours on end?

Surely they can reposition jets on some of the gates to allow for disembarking?

Thank you!

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by ZeeZoo
Sat May 27, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29178

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

What the hell has it got to do with Brexit? It's likely poor IT security/up keep.

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by ZeeZoo
Sat May 27, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29178

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

Nope, looks like BA are flying. Just saw the LHR - DEL BA 787 climbing.

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by ZeeZoo
Sat May 27, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA experiencing computer problems.
Replies: 200
Views: 29178

Re: BA experiencing computer problems.

All flights from LHR and LGW cancelled up to 6pm. That can't be right exactly right, I'm looking out my window and have literally just seen a BA plane climbing. EDIT: Seems that that was the very last flight sneaking through. EDIT 2: BA announcing - "the BBC News is totally false in reporting ...

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by ZeeZoo
Sat May 27, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Punjabi Airline
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Re: Punjabi Airline

Is there a Punjabi Airline? There are a lot of Punjabis in Atlanta, it seems there is a market. In fact, I see a lot of Punjabis in my global travels. There was discussion earlier this week that India is a very poor country. I disagree, Punjabis usually carry a large cart of suitcases through the a...

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by ZeeZoo
Fri May 26, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service
Replies: 31
Views: 6119

Re: Jet Airways adds third daily Mumbai-London service

I'm surprised there's not an extra LHR-DEL. The Punjabis I know love it, love the service and love the short stop at Delhi before going on to Amritsar (believe it's 1-1 1/2 hour whilst AI starts hitting 4+ hours).

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by ZeeZoo
Sun May 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion goes with GE for SSBJ Engines
Replies: 20
Views: 2974

Re: Aerion goes with GE for SSBJ Engines

Indeed it is. I've always maintained that supersonic travel will arrive in the business jet world before to be shown "it can be done" before making a reappearance in commercial airlines. I genuinely feel that there would be a strong market for it as there was for the BA Concorde. Never und...

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by ZeeZoo
Sun May 21, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerion goes with GE for SSBJ Engines
Replies: 20
Views: 2974

Re: Aerion goes with GE for SSBJ Engines

Well ain't that a coincidence. Weren't you just talking about it in the other SS jet thread?

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by ZeeZoo
Sat May 20, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat
Replies: 59
Views: 12952

Re: Richard Branson may start a new US airline venture after Alaska spat

"If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline." - Richard Branson

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by ZeeZoo
Fri May 19, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 78
Views: 10731

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

That's because most of the air pollution in London is caused by road vehicles, especially diesel-engined ones. If people decide to target airports as major pollution generators, its LCY that would get hit first. Yeah, well, it's just that years of it being shoved down your throat that "the air...

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by ZeeZoo
Fri May 19, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved
Replies: 78
Views: 10731

Re: Heathrow Expansion Likely to be Approved

Live in Feltham, air is cleaner than Zone 1. London suffers from slow moving diesel more than aircraft. Aircraft are getting way quieter, 787s and A350s barely register and even the A380 is louder reversing thrust than on finals. @planetalk airports exist in a commercial and competitive market, the...

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by ZeeZoo
Fri May 19, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28806

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

If you took five seconds to engage your brain and USE some common sense, you would have realised I directly quoted GDB and did not directly quote you. I am not to be blamed for your "ignorance" and lack of ability to think critically. You didn't "directly quote GDB"... you quote...

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by ZeeZoo
Thu May 18, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28806

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

Well then that's just silly and a fault of the board rather than mine. :) If you took five seconds to learn how to accurately USE the quote feature, that wouldn't happen. The board is not to blame for your ignorance. If you took five seconds to engage your brain and USE some common sense, you would...

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by ZeeZoo
Thu May 18, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28806

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

LAX772LR wrote:
ZeeZoo wrote:
did you get notified when I quoted GDB?

yep

Well then that's just silly and a fault of the board rather than mine. :)

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by ZeeZoo
Thu May 18, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28806

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

I was quoting GDB (which happened to include your post) so he'd receive a notification...so I wasn't expecting input from you :) Then roll your eyes at your own incompetence for not knowing how to use a simple quote function... not me. If your class hadn't ended then the approaching Olympus crackle...

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by ZeeZoo
Thu May 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28806

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

*rolls eyes* You again. Um, you chose to include me as part of your quote in that post... so what, other than a response, did you expect? And to think, I was only asking you to clarify what information was being sought. :roll:. I was quoting GDB (which happened to include your post) so he'd receive...

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by ZeeZoo
Thu May 18, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28806

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

That might well be a film made in 1999, released on VHS(!) AF did more of these than BA, however we did them every few years, plus in early 2000 a round Africa one. However, even before the AF4590 crash and then the eventual knockout blow of 9/11, BA were planning to scale back the charters somewha...

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by ZeeZoo
Thu May 18, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28806

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

Can I ask, how true is this article - http://www.concorde-spirit-tours.com/concorde.htm ? Thanks! Um, have you seen the size of that article? ....what specific part are you asking about? *rolls eyes* You again. The article is one whole story and description of the events that went down so...all of ...

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by ZeeZoo
Thu May 18, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28806

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

Not always. It depended, among many things, on when/where you were going. The idea that all Concorde tickets always cost $10K+ is a myth. There were promotions, fare sales, combined deals, etc all the time. Heck, I was on G-BOAC two weeks before end of service, and got the ticket for just over $670...

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by ZeeZoo
Thu May 18, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28806

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

Nvm.

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by ZeeZoo
Tue May 16, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 763 at LAS?
Replies: 12
Views: 4696

Re: BA 763 at LAS?

UAL777UK wrote:
Me thinks LAX772LR would know what a BA 763 looks like. :D I would like to know what it was doing there as well.

Looks like it wasn't a BA 767 :) Easy mistake to make though.

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by ZeeZoo
Mon May 15, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 8508

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

http://www.concorde-spirit-tours.com/concorde.htm
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Also, this is an absolutely fascinating read: http://www.concorde-spirit-tours.com/concorde.htm

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