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by BirdBrain
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan reopens its airspace
Replies: 12
Views: 2766

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 Xbox
Replies: 35
Views: 2441

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: 1302

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: 5952

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: 16598

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: 10049

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: 6472
Views: 713771

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: 6472
Views: 713771

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: 8
Views: 4785

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: 6472
Views: 713771

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: 6472
Views: 713771

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: 245
Views: 35024

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: 245
Views: 35024

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: 245
Views: 35024

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: 7537

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: 2554

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: 1965

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: 7016

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: 7016

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: 46898

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: 46898

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: 3188
Views: 594200

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: 6472
Views: 713771

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: 71348

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: 8800

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: 28283

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: 71348

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: 23758

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: 19173

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: 28283

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: 6657

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: 12995

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: 12995

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: 6657

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: 6657

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: 935

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: 70056

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: 37774

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: 70056

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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by BirdBrain
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fans buy ticket to meet their idol on airplane then request deboard, delaying everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 7579

Re: Fans buy ticket to meet their idol on airplane then request deboard, delaying everyone

http://str.sg/o2p4
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Looks like the free refund will be gone soon thanks to these clowns. It does seem weird if you want to de-board once already onboard, barring some personal emergency. These guys just ruined it for legitimate cases. Now it will come with an approxmately $200 fees.

http://str.sg/o2p4

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by BirdBrain
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop
Replies: 113
Views: 20165

Re: First ANA A380 rolls out of the paintshop

Beautiful bird. Hope to see it in person one day but doubt it will happen. Good luck ANA.

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by BirdBrain
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video
Replies: 39
Views: 8324

Re: Spectacular AF 787 Air-to-air video

Those are some incredible videos. Aircraft in flight look so wonderful. In flight they are in their natural element. For me personally, the A380 video takes the cake. Watching on full screen with good audio takes it to a different plane (no pun intended). Even though it is not an official video, whi...

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by BirdBrain
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR
Replies: 101
Views: 19395

Re: JAL pilot 8 times over the limit at LHR

https://www.thestar.com.my/business/bus ... jal-pilot/
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It is being reported that the JAL boss is taking a 20% pay cut for this. Take the report for what it is worth.

https://www.thestar.com.my/business/bus ... jal-pilot/

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by BirdBrain
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 594200

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The missing Lion Air CVR renews the focus & urgency of aircraft designers quickly adopting technologies that don't rely on current state of the art in "black box" design that requires investigators to have salvage teams physically retrieve the black boxes from the sea floor. This urge...

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by BirdBrain
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?
Replies: 29
Views: 4432

Re: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?

"jamesontheroad"

This was thinking out of the box. I have learnt something new today. Thanks for sharing.

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by BirdBrain
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SSJ100 runway excursion
Replies: 23
Views: 5457

Re: SSJ100 runway excursion

janders wrote:
Closer view



Poor bird can't catch a break. Hopefully the ride gets smoother for her from here on. The marketing team is in damage control as the general public will perceive it as a flaw with the aircraft design or build.

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by BirdBrain
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 42059

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Just got airborne and made a right turn. A bit late departure but probably will make up along the way, if needed. I heard winds are great and will reduce today's flight by almost 30min. Maybe the plan is not to arrive too early and spoil the party. Exciting times.

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by BirdBrain
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18490

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

It will be interesting to find out when did they realise their mistake. Was it when they were running out of the runway or once airborne. Definitely some lessons learnt here. I'm still amazed nothing broke, unless we aren't being told everything.

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by BirdBrain
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7569

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

its just as well emirate don't serve to dubai anyway Sorry, I don't get what you're trying to say. If you meant EK doesn't severe alcohol when flying into Dubai? They very much do. Not sure when this misconception comes from. If you're referring to cameras, yes they do have cameras on board at stra...

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