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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 52
Views: 11446

Re: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out

What can go wrong: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_airline_flights_that_required_gliding fuel system/ filter clogged by ice, wrong fuel indicator installed, engine failure outside flight envelope, hail and water ingestion, vulcanic ash, blade fracture, fuel system contamination, low oil press...

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 52
Views: 11446

Re: Smartwings flies 737-800 for almost 2'n'Half hours single engine..!??

For a flight of that length surely it wouldn't be at MTOW, would it?

I don't have the exact numbers, but IIRC the MLW isn't that far below the MTOW for the 738 (unless I am much mistaken), so I'd have thought they'd likely already be below MLW at the time of the incident.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 8478

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

Two, Three, Four engines. Logic or no logic. Vent or no vent. I trust a "widebody" over the pacific pond any day. More breathing room & more fuel = more time. Being a wide body doesn't necessarily mean you have more fuel time. Airlines don't just fill 'em to the top and send them on t...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4th Generation Nissan Altima Stuck in the Mud
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: 4th Generation Nissan Altima Stuck in the Mud

Seriously?

That is hella specific.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America
Replies: 20
Views: 3856

Re: VS Virgin Atlantic and South America

Wait, didn't Virgin Atlantic use to fly to Bolivia? I specifically remember seing this. In a James Bond movie I think. You're thinking of Quantum of Solace. Just to play Devils advocate... how do you know he didn't connect? ;) Although, he was apparently on an overnight westbound tatl, so I don't t...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lusitania Museum
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Lusitania Museum

einsteinboricua wrote:
I think we should have a Tourist Attractions By The Numbers thread since it's all you've been opening lately.


I think we need an old ships thread too, with the amount of threads about, well... old ships.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 6573

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

RvA wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
RvA wrote:

That’s great, but it’s still considered Europe. Even if not physically attached.


Yeah... I think you're missing what I'm saying. I'm saying it IS in Europe.


Re-read the threat again and I definitely have. Apologies


No worries, we all have those moments :D

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 6573

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

What’s the news? Did Boris Johnson move the island to another continent? ... that London is situated on Great Britain, which is part of the British Isles, which is... part of the European continent. Previously a huge peninsula, then became a large island with the rise of the North Sea and forming o...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 6573

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

Granted it’s to London (yes, I know London isn’t in Europe!) Unless you're talking about London, Ontario... I got news for you. What’s the news? Did Boris Johnson move the island to another continent? ... that London is situated on Great Britain, which is part of the British Isles, which is... part...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW
Replies: 50
Views: 6573

Re: American Airlines Schedules 787 & 772 On DFW-PHX-DFW

chrisair wrote:
Granted it’s to London (yes, I know London isn’t in Europe!)


Unless you're talking about London, Ontario... I got news for you.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Violance in video games.
Replies: 18
Views: 992

Re: Violance in video games.

I've played many of the Grand Theft Auto games and performed near enough all the possible horrific actions in game. And yet, never once have I been tempted in real life to steal a car, mow down hookers, perform a mass shooting, steal military hardware, set off bombs and whatever else. Maybe I'm weir...

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12264

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

Wow, that's quite a bit of smoke!

Good to see the passengers stayed calm throughout, some were even laughing on that cabin video.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead
Replies: 210
Views: 9056

Re: Mass Shooting in Dayton, 10 Dead

scbriml wrote:
Mass shootings are like busses - you wait ages for one, then two come along together.


And then there's that old saying "these things happen in threes".

And to be fair, we've not really been waiting ages, have we. Sadly.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?
Replies: 16
Views: 1923

Re: Why is an aircraft called "metal"?

I understand that a "metal" is an industry jargon for an airplane, used especially for indicating the actual carrier that operates the flight... ...While it is obvious that an aircraft is made of metal I think that's about the long and short of it. Same as people may refer to an aircraft ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 67
Views: 11005

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Still only 10% though, probably easier just to add frequency with a slightly smaller aircraft with better runway performance. Or just limit payload/fuel. So limit range (no more Atlanta) or short sell your capacity. You guys have this locked down. You should work in revenue management! Advocating t...

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 67
Views: 11005

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Starlionblue wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
DL717 wrote:
Because that 10% exists, and its usually a constrained airport that needs capacity.


Still only 10% though, probably easier just to add frequency with a slightly smaller aircraft with better runway performance.


Or just limit payload/fuel.


Yup, even easier.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 95
Views: 6039

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Being 6'5" and heavy built made me hate the Q400 with a passion after just a 45min flight. The noise was quite horrific too. (The Flybe service was shocking too, but that's a different conversation)

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 67
Views: 11005

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

DL717 wrote:
Because that 10% exists, and its usually a constrained airport that needs capacity.


Still only 10% though, probably easier just to add frequency with a slightly smaller aircraft with better runway performance.

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart
Replies: 8
Views: 1495

Re: Woman pees on potatoes @ Walmart

I never take from the first few rows of the loose produce, not after I saw some kid pick her nose and wipe it on the broccoli in my local Asda. :sour:

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 67
Views: 11005

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

Why though? The point was to try and keep a common type rating with the existing 737. So a 757MAX would be rather pointless, may as well do a clean sheet.

Zidane wrote:
While I like the sound of a B757-7/-8/-9 family concept, Boeing might as well build a new clean sheet.


This guy gets it.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct post office
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: The correct post office

It's been a while since the last "correct" thread - good to see the concept revived They are the correct type of thread. We don't seem to have the grandeur thay the US post offices have. This monstrosity is the main post office for the town I currently live in. https://lh3.googleuserconte...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 18171

Re: Woman Smashes Laptop on Boyfriend’s Head After He Allegedly Looks at Another Woman on American Airlines Flight

Well, she seems lovely. If that's how she treats him in public, I dread to think about what the poor fella has to endure at home. :shock:

Good on the FA to try and remove him from his seat for his own safety.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disney launching their own airline?
Replies: 168
Views: 23985

Re: TELEGRAPH: Disney Will Launch Airline w/Costumed Crew

I wonder if it extends to flight crew? Imagine the feeling of walking to your gate at LAX, passing all the VS, BA, LH crews in their smart uniforms while wearing your Goofy Ears.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?
Replies: 19
Views: 1530

Re: Why didn't/doesn't VS fly to SIN?

ORDJOE wrote:
At the end of the day why does anyone do what they do.... money either not enough or more can be had elsewhere


This. ^^

This, and many other threads can now be closed.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 46
Views: 4031

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

jdstJD wrote:
BlueberryWheats wrote:
Thread title wrote:
Only a matter of time... Trump turns on Fox News


I suppose it was only a matter of time before the Oompa Loompa figured out how to use the TV remote.


What I meant was that he turned his BACK on Fox News.


I know. I was just being silly.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News
Replies: 46
Views: 4031

Re: Only a matter of time...Trump turns on Fox News

Thread title wrote:
Only a matter of time... Trump turns on Fox News


I suppose it was only a matter of time before the Oompa Loompa figured out how to use the TV remote.

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What if I eat myself?
Replies: 5
Views: 766

Re: What if I eat myself?

ojjunior wrote:
Will I double my size...?


Someone thinks highly of themself. :lol:

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London Eye Success
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: London Eye Success

Same idea as going to the top of the Rockefeller Centre or Empire State Building, good view of an amazing city. But over here our landmarks are mainly older and not quite as tall as NYC, the surrounding buildings aren't quite as tall either, so we can get away with the wheel. Although we do have The...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ice Cream product tampering
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Ice Cream product tampering

Thank god for tamper seals. Every product should have something like that.

I always check the lids on jars etc before they go in my supermarket trolley, if they can be depressed then it's a no go.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2259

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

johns624 wrote:
1337Delta764 wrote:
My normal go-to sports drink currently is Powerade Strawberry Lemonade
What sports do you participate in?


I'm going to guess polo, what with all the polo shirts.

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by BlueberryWheats
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?
Replies: 32
Views: 5353

Re: What's going to happen after the 787/a350 orderbooks are completed?

kimimm19 wrote:
Will airlines really buy 'many more' because of 'tweaks'


Tweaks add up over time. Compare an original A330-300 from 1994 to a brand new one.

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by BlueberryWheats
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 31
Views: 2422

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

Well, if there's no budget, something like a Citation X. Long range, high speed and space to get up and walk around.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19422

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Kikko19 wrote:
Only problem is the pressure of the cabin, that's what I heard. But the a321 is definitely more spacious and silent than a 777 in 10 abreast.


Why would cabin pressure on the A321 be any different to the current A330 on the route?

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by BlueberryWheats
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 28
Views: 4436

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

If I recall correctly, Manston was a designated abort field for the space shuttle, so the runway certainly is large enough for near enough anything. My only experience of Manston was about 10ish years ago, I had a return flight there from MAN on a Flybe Q400. Horrendously basic airport and seemed co...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Music Downloading Services
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: Music Downloading Services

How experimental is your taste? Could it be found on Amazon music? I use the app on my phone for streaming (and can also save music for offline use), and when at home I just ask Alexa to play whatever. I find it's a great service, some of the music I listen to isn't anywhere near mainstream, yet I f...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2177

Re: My distrust of Samsung

What did you have to compare it with, though? Good point. To be honest I have only owned Samsung branded android phones, but I'm more than happy with them. Slightly off topic (not about phones, but about large companies making various things), if GE turbofan engines are anything like GE lightbulbs ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2177

Re: My distrust of Samsung

I went from iPhone to Windows Phone to Android on Samsung. Samsung is the clear winner for me by a country mile. I think Airstud needs to embrace the change. Who knows, maybe in a few years Hoover will produce the greatest smartphone in the world. :lol: (Typed on my second Samsung phone I have owned...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 2533

Re: Shoes, feet...

My biggest problem is finding the right size. 11 or 11 1/2 in Converse, 12 in Puma, Nike, UnderArmor, and Adidas and anywhere up to 13 in the "off" brands. Interesting, I find Converse run a bit small so I buy 13 in Converse and 12 in everything else. (UK sizes) Annoyingly, most shoe shop...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: avoiding jet stream flying to Seattle/Vancouver

Armadillo1 wrote:
Why bother if we have concorde? OP dont ask about 747 and pianos in it


Eh? I feel this post needs clarification.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7463

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

Provides a bit of intercept practice for the RAF though I suppose. They'd be spending money on training anyway.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19324

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

AirKevin wrote:
Would your typical passenger know how to do any of that.


Calm down. Of course a typical passenger wouldn't do those things. I think when one of the posts you quoted mentioned asking for a tow to the VIP terminal for champagne, that's a big clue these aren't serious suggestions.

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ
Replies: 128
Views: 19324

Re: AC Passenger left on plane at remote stand at YYZ

With no phone battery to call out, I wonder how much trouble you'd get in to flip on the aircraft battery, engage the APU and turn on every possible exterior light? Strobes and landing lights on while parked at a stand would surely garner attention!

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox
Replies: 41
Views: 3608

Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox

I hope developers are already planning updated versions of their aircraft so I don't have to fly an Orbit 737 for too long! It'll be interesting to see what default jet aircraft are included. My guesses: A220-300 A321neo A350-900 737-8 Max 747-8 (I would be surprised to see them remove the default ...

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?
Replies: 54
Views: 5250

Re: Is the 80s generation the last good generation?

Depends on what you define as the "80s". I was born in '89 and have more in common with random 16 year olds than I do with someone born in say, '86. I think a lot of has to do with the A320 - the A320 is considered by everyone to be a 21st Century piece of technology. I don't think the in...

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by BlueberryWheats
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Crew Control/Operations
Replies: 13
Views: 2251

Re: Crew Control/Operations

I may be extremely naive, but what's the crew control department? Is it like HR or crew rostering?

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by BlueberryWheats
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7659

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

ish2dachoppa wrote:
How has no one mentioned the well-known-on-this-site all the black schemes of Air New Zealand?


They have.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 7659

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

The dark top US Airways was pretty dark too. I quite liked that livery.

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by BlueberryWheats
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4852

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

IWMBH wrote:
I think that the best example is Air Inter with the Dassault Mirage.


That must have been a hell of a flight. Not much room for a drinks trolley though. :mrgreen:

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by BlueberryWheats
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11174

Re: New Russian SST

Considering how they are using an existing plane instead of making a new one, I think this could work. That being said, I doubt a passenger 160 will be as efficient as a new plane. Development costs must go down from this, right? It would take a hell of a redesign. Of course bomber to airliner has ...

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