A little off topic, perhaps, but I thought this would be of interest: I'm old enough to remember taking a trip aboard an SN.R4 hovercraft, from Dover to Calais. The attendant aboard this air-cushion ferry referred to the trip as a "flight." Beyond the Rolls Royce Proteus engines, the word...Jump to post
Sadly, at Brussels connections between Non-Schengen and Schengen gates (again, please read up) there are no automated EU gates. You have to go through security again, and have your passport inspected by a human which took me approximately 50 minutes from arriving in the terminal, even after begging...Jump to post
Nothing to do with the OP's passport or Brexit. If they were from the EU, they would not have needed to line up for the traditional boarder control, they could have quickly passed through the automated gates with their EU passport. Zeke, I don't wish to sound rude but you may want to read a newspap...Jump to post
Last week I had quite a tight protected connection in Brussels. MAN - BRU arr: 08:30 BRU - PRG dep: 09:30 All on one ticket with Brussels Airlines. 1st leg arrived into BRU on time, but took 20 minutes to get the airstairs to the aircraft, leaving 40 mins connection. We were on a remote stand, so ha...Jump to post
Will my booking be safe and still operated, albeit by whoever buys TC? I don't think this would be guaranteed so far out. What can be guaranteed is there will either be no change and booking goes ahead as-is, you get an alternative or a full refund. I am guessing a lot will be hesitant to book now,...Jump to post
So out of curiosity, I have a return set of Thomas Cook flights booked MAN - MCO next May (2020) as part of a package. All booked directly with Thomas Cook. The chances of these flights now being operated by Thomas Cook, or at least under the Thomas Cook name are slim I assume. Will my booking be sa...Jump to post
But they're not. We have absolutely 0 preliminary information about this crash, nothing. Nobody is playing chicken, for all we know this could have been a simple pilot error or something completely unrelated. Maybe save your faux horror for when we have the full details, if it turns out it is an MC...Jump to post
We have absolutely 0 preliminary information about this crash, nothing. Wwhat we know (it's more or less confirmed) is that there was some problem with controls, or at least what pilots believed to be. Aircraft departure profile (first two minutes) seems consistent. This would definitely point into...Jump to post
Can EU members ground the plane or do they have to wait for EASA? I’m horrified that UK and Belgian airlines continue to operate the MAX and Norwegian MAX planes fly directly over my house regularly yet they’re all still flying. Having spent a decade at one of the operators I’m shocked and saddened...Jump to post
Ethiopian Airlines is currently giving more details of the passengers who were on board ET 302 that crashed on Sunday shortly after taking off from Bole International Airpoirt in Addis Ababa. The numbers we have so far are: 32 passengers were Kenyan 18 Canada 9 Ethiopian 8 Chinese 8 Italian 8 US 7 ...Jump to post
Another onboard view here, the oscillating lasted around 20 - 30 seconds with a steep climb.
Although the steep climb may be accentuated in the video by the camera.
zeke wrote:Sure it’s not a photoshop job ?
This video has been circulating on social media this afternoon of BA492 performing what looks to be a rather unstable go-around whilst attempting to land at Gibraltar this afternoon. Two videos linked below, one from the ground and the other from on board. I'm sure the pilots had everything under co...Jump to post
And in a VERY quick update by DUB Twitter, flights have now resumed.
That was a quick ground stop!
As per the Dublin Airport Twitter account and various news outlets:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... s-flights/
Hopefully not Gatwick 2.0
This again, My personal best was 702 knots groundspeed in the left seat of my 757, years ago That’s 807 mph, not bad, and faster than this article I would assume that Elevenerife is your favourite holiday destination? It's just like Tenerife but for people who always have to have done something bet...Jump to post
Smoke in the cockpit / cabin.
4 cabin crew and 1 pax taken to hospital with potential smoke inhalation injuries.
Just FYI its always worth searching the flight number on Twitter. Usually someone has an idea of what's going on and you'll get a faster response on there than on here.
Footage of the landing from the F16: https://youtu.be/cv_f4vYpYiA Notice the lock on the hottest part of the aircraft... Interesting... did not know the Portuguese Air Force had IRST pods for their F-16s (let alone equipped their QRA aircraft with them, although it makes sense they would do). It al...Jump to post
Confirmed by volunteer emergency teams in Portugal that the plane landed successfully on runway 19R at BejaJump to post
Probably due to a lack of satellite signal, seems to be a bit in the middle of nowhere so probably not many FR24 receivers round there.Jump to post
Good morning all! I absolutely do not want to jinx it, but I have been thinking to myself how 2017 must surely be the safest year in passenger aviation history. I can only recall one major incident with fatalities (TK6491 in Kyrgyzstan), which was a cargo flight so no passengers. Plus a couple of in...Jump to post
But you don't have to drive yourself, you only have to sit in the bus and let the bus driver do the driving. You can also take the train from Amsterdam to Eindhoven and then take the bus from Eindhoven central station to the airport, that might be faster but more expensive. Given that a transfer in...Jump to post
pressclub wrote:Acoordingto the Maltese national tvstation TVM one hijacker onboard, although this info is not officially confirmed
Dear lord this is even worse than the famous ATC recording with China Airlines at JFK. But the CI pilots were to blame for what happened there, too. They didn't even understood the basic instructions, only then the JFK controller flipped out and started using completely non-standard phraselogy. Her...Jump to post
Oh have a pull. As if this is the time to have a dick-measuring contest I think you are missing the point. I am trying to explain that this isn't just the crash of a small RJ from an obscure country. It is massive news around the world because pretty much every country on the planet apart from the ...Jump to post
I think you'll find your answer in this article!
http://www.askthepilot.com/questionansw ... us-noises/
Serves them right if they were seated but not wearing their seat belts. Although personally I keep my seatbelt on throughout flights, only taking it off to use the WC, I think it's very unpleasant to say it "serves them right." At the end of the day, as soon as that seatbelt sign is switc...Jump to post
Hi Everyone, I basically entered Spain from England without having my passport checked once. Okay it was glanced at by Ryanair staff when boarding but this is just to match the name to the name on the ticket. Okay, so what do you base that on? How do you know what the Ryanair staff ''glanced'' at d...Jump to post
Like 80%+ of traffic at PMI is Schengen, and they don't do a lot of passport checks because of that. If it's anything like the other Spanish airports I've been at it's basically a single hall where everyone gets dropped off, and if you have 600-700 people with maybe 200 from the UK mixed in they're...Jump to post
Hi Everyone, I recently flew into PMI on a family holiday from MAN on the FR2326 last Saturday. Completely normal flights, nothing to write home about. We disembarked at PMI as normal, collected our bags (albeit after waiting 90 minutes but you can almost expect that at such a tourist heavy airport....Jump to post
I made this point as the last post in the previous thread but I feel it needs making again. We are all on here to read and post about aviation, not anybody's personal political agenda. Please keep that <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> away from here and go and argue on...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bgm" class="quote" target="_blank">bgm</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Try not looking at the URLs if they show in your bro...Jump to post
I've flown out of <acronym title="Berlin - Schonefeld (SXF / EDDB), Germany">SXF</acronym> terminal B 4 times in the past 4 years, returning back to <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acrony...Jump to post
Hi everyone, As a long time reader of this forum I recently signed up to join in the conversation, so please forgive me if this is in the wrong forum or has been covered before, however I haven't found much after a quick search. To work at an airport fixing/maintaining aircraft has been a dream of m...Jump to post
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<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UALWN" class="quote" target="_blank">UALWN</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>Last Saturday morning, Messi et al. took the h...Jump to post