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by ktof
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is "a Flight" ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: What is "a Flight" ?

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...

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by ktof
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Missed Connection in BRU - Airline or Airport At Fault?
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: Missed Connection in BRU - Airline or Airport At Fault?

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...

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by ktof
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Missed Connection in BRU - Airline or Airport At Fault?
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: Missed Connection in BRU - Airline or Airport At Fault?

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...

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by ktof
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Missed Connection in BRU - Airline or Airport At Fault?
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Missed Connection in BRU - Airline or Airport At Fault?

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...

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by ktof
Tue May 07, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 319
Views: 51385

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

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,...

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by ktof
Tue May 07, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 319
Views: 51385

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines Selling Discussion Thread

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...

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by ktof
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719854

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by ktof
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719854

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by ktof
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719854

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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...

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by ktof
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719854

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

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 ...

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by ktof
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 24290

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

https://youtu.be/78ZDaQ0UYZg
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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.

https://youtu.be/78ZDaQ0UYZg

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by ktof
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 24290

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

zeke wrote:
Sure it’s not a photoshop job ?


100%

Do a quick search on Twitter for BA492, there are a few more video angles of the same incident.

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by ktof
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 24290

BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

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...

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by ktof
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Spotted Over DUB - All Flights Temporarily Suspended
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Drone Spotted Over DUB - All Flights Temporarily Suspended

And in a VERY quick update by DUB Twitter, flights have now resumed.

That was a quick ground stop!

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by ktof
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Spotted Over DUB - All Flights Temporarily Suspended
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Drone Spotted Over DUB - All Flights Temporarily Suspended

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... s-flights/

Hopefully not Gatwick 2.0
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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

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by ktof
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13115

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

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...

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by ktof
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor 2116
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Condor 2116

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.

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by ktof
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4469

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

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...

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by ktof
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT
Replies: 11
Views: 2782

Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

That is a beautiful aircraft!

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by ktof
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4469

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawking 7700 currently on an erratic flight over Lisbon asking permission to ditch in ocean

Confirmed by volunteer emergency teams in Portugal that the plane landed successfully on runway 19R at Beja

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by ktof
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Astana incident caused by inverted aileron control
Replies: 149
Views: 4469

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawking 7700 currently on an erratic flight over Lisbon asking permission to ditch in ocean

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.

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by ktof
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Year in Aviation History?
Replies: 48
Views: 10108

Safest Year in Aviation History?

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...

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by ktof
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Happened to Vueling's AMS/MAN Flights?
Replies: 14
Views: 2298

Re: What's Happened to Vueling's AMS/MAN Flights?

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...

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by ktof
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijacked aircraft just landed in Malta
Replies: 50
Views: 7435

Re: Hijacked aircraft just landed in Malta

pressclub wrote:
Acoordingto the Maltese national tvstation TVM one hijacker onboard, although this info is not officially confirmed


pressclub be very careful with what you post, u speak about hijacker. Singular. Why you do so if you dont have confirmation?

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by ktof
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX
Replies: 169
Views: 33586

Re: ATC Error Nearly Causes Crash near LAX

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...

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by ktof
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126975

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

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 ...

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by ktof
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 injured due to severe turbulence on B6 BOS-SMF flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5469

Re: 24 injured due to severe turbulance on B6 BOS-SAC flight

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...

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by ktof
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bizarre Experience at PMI
Replies: 22
Views: 3318

Re: Bizarre Experience at PMI

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...

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by ktof
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bizarre Experience at PMI
Replies: 22
Views: 3318

Re: Bizarre Experience at PMI

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...

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by ktof
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Bizarre Experience at PMI
Replies: 22
Views: 3318

Bizarre Experience at PMI

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....

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by ktof
Thu May 19, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing
Replies: 1187
Views: 73064

RE: Egypt Air 804 Paris-Cairo Missing Part 2

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...

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by ktof
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Guess That Airport
Replies: 20
Views: 3642

RE: Guess That Airport

<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...

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by ktof
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXF - Slowly Getting Worse?
Replies: 18
Views: 9055

SXF - Slowly Getting Worse?

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...

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by ktof
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Way To Get Into Aircraft Engineering?
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

Best Way To Get Into Aircraft Engineering?

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...

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by ktof
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Livery For Air Iceland
Replies: 17
Views: 10600

RE: New Livery For Air Iceland

I like it!
I think it looks much less busy and cluttered than the old on, I'm not a big fan of liveries that swoop upwards.

Prefer a nice smooth downwards curve, very nice!

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by ktof
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #UA85 TLV-EWR Landed Safely At Frankfurt
Replies: 4
Views: 7580

RE: #UA85 TLV-EWR Landed Safely At Frankfurt

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dennys" class="quote" target="_blank">dennys</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Boeing 777 Registra...

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by ktof
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cool De Icing Video In Heavy Snow From OSL
Replies: 24
Views: 9029

RE: Cool De Icing Video In Heavy Snow From OSL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B8887" class="quote" target="_blank">B8887</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Last time I saw it wa...

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by ktof
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant 405 Off Runway At ICT
Replies: 12
Views: 10037

RE: Allegiant 405 Off Runway At ICT

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Q" class="quote" target="_blank">Q</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Nobody is blaming Allegiant.....

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by ktof
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash At APV 12/6
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

RE: Plane Crash At APV 12/6

Oh wow, poor guy never stood a chance!

There is literally no cockpit remaining.

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by ktof
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arsenal Flies 14 Minutes To Play At Norwich
Replies: 46
Views: 16130

RE: Arsenal Flies 14 Minutes To Play At Norwich

<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...

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