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by BirdBrain
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BRA farewell flights: Is this even legal?
Replies: 10
Views: 5297

Re: BRA farewell flights: Is this even legal?

Such a touching tribute viewed from a first person perspective.

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by BirdBrain
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 29090

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

EK probably took inspiration from PK, which was a big part of it's initial days. As for SQ, is makes sense for it to be Singaporean/Service Quality (SQ) when compared to MH (Malaysian Hospitality). Just my guess though, reality may be different. These days though, it is more down to making best use ...

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by BirdBrain
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video - Flying the A320
Replies: 28
Views: 7042

Re: Video - Flying the A320

Nice video, thanks for sharing.

I don't have experience with GoPro, but these days phone camera with a suction cup holder works as good at times (probably you already knew that).

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by BirdBrain
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH17 - 5 years ago
Replies: 62
Views: 12752

Re: MH17 - 5 years ago

I didn't know Malaysia had to send an elite squad to retrieve the black boxes. It does make sense since it was not exactly normal accident and that too in a conflict zone. Sorry if this is a repetition, but I had not heard this before. https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2019/08/515460/12-unsu...

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by BirdBrain
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?
Replies: 131
Views: 19349

Re: What is Boeing’s overall commercial game plan?

My unreliable sources tell me that the plan was to shelf 777, 787, 767, etc., and only have 737 line. It would have folding wings and bendybus type sections. It would be available from 80 to 800 seats, ultra long narrow body configuration. Gates wouldn't need to be modified as sections would bend in...

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by BirdBrain
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG
Replies: 27
Views: 11289

Re: Probe launched after oxygen bottles on CX planes found half-empty before flight from YYZ to HKG

Waterbomber2 wrote:
Sorry but I worked in maintenance and partially discharged bottles are very common.


Thanks Waterbomber2. Your response helps provide perspective.

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by BirdBrain
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 8361

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

AtomicGarden wrote:
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The Air China logo reminds me of the older PIA logo which was simply PIA in Urdu script. It was pretty classy, IMO.

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by BirdBrain
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strike in HKG and Hong Kong based airline on 5th AUG
Replies: 16
Views: 5026

Re: Strike in HKG and Hong Kong based airline on 5th AUG

I'm transiting thru today. Upon my casual, non-professional, observation, seems almost back to normal but with a bit of delay. Inbound flight was 50 minutes delayed, hopefully the outbound flight goes per plan in 2 hours.

Sorry, nothing to add on the political front. :whiteflag:

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by BirdBrain
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan reopens its airspace
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

Re: Pakistan reopens its airspace

This is good news. Lots of traffic crossing both ways now. There is a weird one though: SV793. I suppose is to avoid Afghan and Iran airspace, nothing to do with this.

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by BirdBrain
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to PC and Xbox
Replies: 144
Views: 32542

Re: New Flight Sim 2020

I am really excited. The reality hopefully is closer to the demo shown. I won't be holding my breath though. MS has a long history of falling short on released product features. MS, please prove me wrong. Should I apply for a mortgage for the hardware now? :fight:

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by BirdBrain
Fri May 31, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support animal attacks PAX
Replies: 6
Views: 1367

Support animal attacks PAX

A passenger has been badly attacked on the face by an Emotional Support Animal (ESA). I get the need for ESAs but a large dog in a confined space is trouble waiting to happen. Airlines are coming down on this and it is a complicated and sensitive topic. At some point, if not already, the ESA owners ...

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by BirdBrain
Fri May 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question
Replies: 15
Views: 6290

Re: Extra windows on 748 upper deck question

ojjunior wrote:
BTW, the FA seems very concentrated in her paperwork...
How cool is that workstation, huh?


That is the flight manger's office, if I'm not mistaken. Someone can correct me, if I got it wrong. Personally, I like the one on the EK A380 better, more privacy.

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by BirdBrain
Tue May 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”
Replies: 104
Views: 17994

Re: Business insider: Boeing 737-800 is “older version of MAX”

More like: CSeries/A220: small Canadian MAX E-2: Small Brazilian MAX A320neo: European MAX bizjets: REALLY small rear-engined MAX SuperJet 100: A combination of the A320 and 737 MAX C919: Communist MAX SSJ100: Post-Communist MAX You guys are killing me. Haha. What happens if they rename MAX to MAD ...

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by BirdBrain
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10791

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

That owl almost run a foul. What a cute creator he is though.

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by BirdBrain
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756844

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

WSJ and others are reporting that Transport Canada wants simulator time for MAX pilots. FAA is not too happy as the party line is still iPad training is all you need. As it stands today, I'm not sure if the simulators are MAX MCAS v2 ready, especially in the failure mode. It is really getting diffic...

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by BirdBrain
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756844

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

https://ca.reuters.com/article/business ... S0ZY-OCABS
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Looks like China has formed a task force to review the fix. Looks like a quick un-grounding is becoming a difficult target. EASA probably has their own team specifically looking into it.

https://ca.reuters.com/article/business ... S0ZY-OCABS

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by BirdBrain
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 14
Views: 6940

Re: Hidden room for flight attendets in Flight

First of all welcome to airliners.net! You will find a lot of useful information here. Second, congrats on choosing your career. It is a life changing experience. You will find a photos of crew rest areas on this site too. You will need to use the serach photos function and put in some filters. Ther...

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by BirdBrain
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756844

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I think the need for MCAS was discovered after the MAX 8 design phase was over. But before the MAX 10 was even on the drawing board. So when designing the MAX 10, they could make it much more stable from the get-go. It seems MAX 10 maybe a legitimate grandchild, whereas MAX 8 or 9 may have question...

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by BirdBrain
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756844

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I keep hearing MAX 10 does not have or need MCAS. Not sure what the truth. I guess it will be special "grandfathering" then. MAX will have sub-types which will differ so much. Sorry, I'm not too familiar with grandfathering and sub-types combined. Could it be that the 10 flies before the o...

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by BirdBrain
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 40974

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

AC is showing 777-300/ER HD on YYZ-MUC for the balance of April, vs the planned 789. Pretty sizeable increase in seats, especially considering the LH upguage to the A359 as well. Represents an increase of 190 seats each way per day, or roughly 26% more capacity. Just saw a tweet of LH A359 on short...

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by BirdBrain
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 40974

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

billsalton92 wrote:
Philippines from Manilla has been operating 350 daily since mid March, with the exception of today's 77W. Official equipment switch to 359 for them is tomorrow along with the seasonal LH from MUC switching to 359 from 333


Thanks for the info. I need to get out there more often.

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by BirdBrain
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 40974

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

whywhyzee wrote:
https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1111697995710423040?s=20

Ethiopian upguaging to A359 service as of June.


Nice. Is this the first regular A350 service? Looking forward to seeing it in person.

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by BirdBrain
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 8071

Re: 9-11 shutdown

Thanks longhauler for sharing your experience. It is fascinating and gives a very different perspective.

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by BirdBrain
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Order Status
Replies: 13
Views: 2744

737 MAX Order Status

Hello guys, There has been a lot of talk about review of certification process and reciprocal approvals by other agencies. Then there is also the talk of software only fix may not be sufficient and possibly leading to additional testing and certification. Some airlines have cancelled their financial...

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by BirdBrain
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 2401

Re: When are we going to have a Virtual Pilot?

oldannyboy wrote:
Yeah, just wait for the new MAX to re-enter service. Last I heard Boeing is going full power on a new software that eliminates pilots altogether. :ugeek:


I had to pick myself off the floor after reading this. You have won the internet for today!
:rotfl:

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by BirdBrain
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 7446

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

Out of interest, why would you deboard the Sikhs if all we read is true. Flying while Sikh is yet to be a punishable offense. I was speaking in general, sorry if I came across as siding with either party. I have Sikh friends, who are among the nicest people I know. I don't know what happened here. ...

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by BirdBrain
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them
Replies: 47
Views: 7446

Re: 4 Sikhs allegedly deboarded cause a lady felt threatened from them

Not much information to go on here, so hard to say what happened. In my opinion, it would be appropriate to see both parties be deboarded. If not, this will keep happening.

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by BirdBrain
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 49033

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Who asked about the size of the tip earlier? This photo adds perspective unless that employee is a child... https://www.airlineratings.com/wp-content/uploads/uploads/file-4.jpeg Wow! They are massive indeed. Some would argue they are as large as a small aircraft's VTP. @ Spetsnaz55, thanks for the ...

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by BirdBrain
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 49033

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

She is a beauty. Congrats Boeing, I wish you great success with it.

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by BirdBrain
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 616241

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

mandala499 wrote:
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Congrats on the baby!

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by BirdBrain
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 756844

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It seems that Boeing is adding multiple inputs to MCAS, thus preventing single-point-of-failure scenarios. “To make a safe plane even safer” :scratchchin: Apple has been saying you are holding it wrong, but we will give you a free case ... Oh wait. Boeing has been saying you are flying it wrong, bu...

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by BirdBrain
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 77230

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Thanks Spyhunter. That's quite incredible. When you can, and if possible, please provide any additional details. You seem very well connected and hardly miss anything.

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by BirdBrain
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10469

Re: Imperial System

In the commercial aircraft cockpit isn't the temperature of air, oil, and gas always in Celsius whereas other things may or may not be in metric. Or did I get this wrong Or is it dependent where the aircraft operates?

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by BirdBrain
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 30446

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

The India-Pakistan border remains closed until 5th of March, 0800 UTC. Hopefully, it will open this time. There is a lot of activity from/to the open airports. My guess is they are trying to clear the back log before they open east-west overfly. I do see some NRT/ICN/PEK flight to/from DXB/DOH trans...

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by BirdBrain
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans
Replies: 669
Views: 77230

Re: MH370 & MH17: Spyhunter theories for his fans

Hello Spyhunter. Sorry to take you away from your MH topics, but you might need a break. Do you have any theories on the C-130 crash regarding President/General Zia-ul-haq? Was it simply a mechanical issue as we have been told? It has been described as a big mystery, but I think you might know bette...

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by BirdBrain
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage
Replies: 55
Views: 24562

Re: Korean Air A220 Significant Engine Damage

It would have been fine had they been macadamia nuts. Peanuts jam up any engines. :melting:

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by BirdBrain
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 20134

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed till 4th March, with exceptions

Glad to see some airports and routes are open. Some local flights are doing a western routing, going over some mountains and isolated areas. I wonder if it raises some engine out concerns. The airspace closure has been very disruptive to say the least, but totally justified in my opinion. Here is ho...

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by BirdBrain
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 30446

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

A lot of chest thumping going on in this thread. Hopefully the thread survives long enough to see the airspace reopen. The latest is, it should be opened on Friday afternoon local time (0800 GMT) or earlier. https://www.dawn.com/news/1466348/pakistani-airspace-to-remain-closed-till-friday-afternoon-...

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by BirdBrain
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight
Replies: 29
Views: 7234

Re: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight

https://youtu.be/_cXc5YridVY
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I found a daylight video from the day before. At one angle you can see right thru the engine cowling. In case someone is interested.

https://youtu.be/_cXc5YridVY

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by BirdBrain
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13371

Re: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

https://twitter.com/bigjettvlive/status ... 23680?s=21

This reminds me of the ANA 787 thread I started last year, same sort of effect.


Thanks for the full video. Surely my heart would have skipped a beat. :old:
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ikolkyo wrote:

Here’s the original video, nose gear looks good.
https://twitter.com/bigjettvlive/status ... 23680?s=21

This reminds me of the ANA 787 thread I started last year, same sort of effect.


Thanks for the full video. Surely my heart would have skipped a beat. :old:

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by BirdBrain
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around
Replies: 48
Views: 13371

Re: Video of BA 787 attempting rough landing at LHR before going around

Did the nose gear make contact? Hard to tell from the GIF. That exact moment must not have been fun. Exciting for sure.

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by BirdBrain
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight
Replies: 29
Views: 7234

Re: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight

What worries me is due to the high set up and that too only on the inboard MLG, any crosswind would create challenges since they have nothing to tie the wings down. But that is just me. I'm sure they have plans for that. I love these types of projects.

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by BirdBrain
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight
Replies: 29
Views: 7234

Re: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight

I'm happy to see this beauty being given a second life. The transportation does seem like a mammoth task. Thanks for your contribution here.

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by BirdBrain
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fined for WestJet flight disruption
Replies: 1
Views: 967

Fined for WestJet flight disruption

Not sure if this has happened before, looks like this person is looking at a fine and some jail time. It is substantial amount, so hopefully should serve as a deterrent. I tried to search for it, but couldn't find it. If it's already posted before, please delete. I think there was a thread about it,...

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by BirdBrain
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 73169

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Speaking of conspiracies, it's beginning to look a lot like a sales demo of a certain company selling anti-drone system. The drone sightings came out of the blue, were very effective, then disappeared without a trace. Made ordinary traveling public very upset who now expect it not to happen again. C...

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by BirdBrain
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 38848

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Very scarce details available but looks like Delta flight from Beijing to Seattle had engine trouble and decided to land instead of continuing. Probably something completely different, but something to think about. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/delta-flight-middle-of-the-ocean-seattle-b...

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by BirdBrain
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 73169

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

I hope I'm wrong, but I get the feeling that airport spotting may have just become more difficult as a result of this.

What a nightmare for all those involved trying to travel or keep the place running. Not an easy situation to be in.

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