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by ELBOB
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe reveals updated livery
Replies: 77
Views: 10947

Re: Flybe reveals updated livery

Pleasant enough and inoffensive but will merge into the general background of Eurowhite at big airports. I think what makes it awkward to me is the use of the lighter shade under the wings, which will nearly always be in shadow and so makes it look like two shades of lilac. Reversing the colours to ...

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by ELBOB
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce
Replies: 39
Views: 4816

Re: RyanAir Cheques for Flight Cancellations Bounce

Ryanair are not "the pits of aviation". Ryanair paid my compensation directly to my bank account in 2 weeks. Is that meant to be a plaudit? Did it take them two weeks to charge your account for the flights you booked? Of course not, the money was marked as debited within minutes. Why are ...

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by ELBOB
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?
Replies: 42
Views: 3537

Re: Will air to air refueling ever be a thing in commercial aviation?

It's extremely dangerous and expensive. So commercially it doesn't make any sense over a fuel stop where you even can drop and pick up passengers and cargo if traffic rights permit. Just parroting 'extremely dangerous' without any metrics isn't an argument. We need solid figures to compare with the...

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by ELBOB
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher
Replies: 61
Views: 11085

Re: Passenger takes video of JFK bag smasher

You'd probably be better forgetting about specific brands and instead looking at what companies use to ship delicate items by air. For example, cases that meet ATA Specification 300 which are specifically tested for drops onto concrete. Or the even tougher STANAG 4280.

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by ELBOB
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would have made the MD11 safer?
Replies: 35
Views: 2735

Re: What would have made the MD11 safer?

For the poster that said it was just a DC-10 stretched with winglets is totally wrong. I flew both and they're night and day. I appreciate your hands-on experience, but technically... it wasn't much more a stretch and tweak. Of the 16,000 DC-10 design drawings they changed 6,000. For example on the...

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