What is a good alternative website?
I, along with many others cannot fathom this drastic "upgrade". Im all for keeping things modern and keeping with the times, but this new site is rubbish.
Kiwi Regional sold!!
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/38719 ... -kra-sells
As I was in instructed during my training, it is critical (though not natural) to rely upon instruments as soon as airborne when night flying or in other conditions when the horizon cannot be seen. This is because of the misleading sensory information provided to your brain from your ears. An exampl...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/ZKOJQ" class="quote" target="_blank">ZKOJQ</a> (<a href="#72" class="quote">Reply 72</a>):<br/><i>Exactly. <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">Q...Jump to post
Does anyone know why VA120 <acronym title="Brisbane (- Eagle Farm) (BNE / YBBN), Australia - Queensland">BNE</acronym> - DUN descended to approx 7000ft into DUN yesterday then diverted to <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> (VH-YIU). It would then ap...Jump to post
Hi all, I havent posted before on the Australian Aviation forum. I have done a quick search, but could anybody tell me when Qantas is ever going to finish painting the remainder of the fleet of the new (well now old) livery. It seems to have been a really drawn out process so keen to find out some m...Jump to post
Out of curiosity, does anybody know how well the load factors have been on the direct seasonal <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym>-<acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym> and return flights? Would it be enough...Jump to post
I read somewhere that the Government were getting a demonstration of some older RAAF F-18s that were potentially coming up for sale or being disposed of, it was on some <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> warbirds website but I cant find it anywhere, does anyone know if there is any truth ...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/EGPH" class="quote" target="_blank">EGPH</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Im pretty sure Zulu is ...Jump to post
Why is it that they are transferring the registration? I do miss the Pacific Blue livery, but overall they have developed a good quality product in my opinion and the new livery I think is pretty crisp and fresh. I also asked the question the other day but didnt get a lot of feedback, the question b...Jump to post
Wondering if anyone could inform me why VA still has the 700's in their fleet, the got rid of some but seem to have 2 remaining in the fleet, one of which has just been repainted into new livery. Just don't know why they are hanging onto 2 of them?
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/motorhussy" class="quote" target="_blank">motorhussy</a> (<a href="#114" class="quote">Reply 114</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Seems a...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/Aotearoa" class="quote" target="_blank">Aotearoa</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Ok, does anyo...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/gytr31" class="quote" target="_blank">gytr31</a> (<a href="#128" class="quote">Reply 128</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Thanks for post...Jump to post
I seriously think that a route that could be considered is Perth - Christchurch direct with a widebody or via Melbourne or Adelaide in an A320, a couple of times a week. With strong passenger numbers between <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> and <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherland...Jump to post
Last I v/d Valk is in talks with ALM to switch their operations to them. So they'll be able to fly from Schiphol i.s.o. Brussels. Aslo I think that if KLM and ALM worked together i.s.o. compete, that this route should be profitable to both. I never forget that day in summer 1995, I can still feel th...Jump to post
Well Laurens have you ever travelled to Curaçao. Are you in aviation? Do you here the news straight or via media. YOU beleive me. Air Aruba didn't stop becuase Air Holland went bankrupt. That's what the papers told you. Sabre also tells you that are only 52 guilders cheaper. But it doesn't tell you ...Jump to post
It's $250,000 per flight. Flight being LM 2000/1. So to Curacao and back. Right now that $750 dollars is low season and less than 2 weeks on KLM. Buy a high season ticket for a 5 weeks' stay and it'll run you about $1,200. Also there are 370 seats on that plane. 35 of which business class. So ALM ca...Jump to post
Wow, I hope this becomes a very prosperous relationship between CTB and ALM. As I see from the reservations computers at the airport, the first 2 months are fully booked already. But KLM is a very nasty airline. They will find and use any trick in the book to maintain their monopoloy on the MAD-rout...Jump to post
That's right. I work here and frankly I can't wait. Maybe becuae my girl's coming down on the first flight. But it's a twice weekly service on sundays and wednesdays starting December 10th. Operated by OO-CTB Schiphol - Willemstad,Curacao. The deal is worth $250,000 a flight (not a bad deal) and las...Jump to post
Hi Buff thanks for clarifying things in the get-go. Some were a bit confused. I mixed the venturi and Bernouli law too. Buff and AJ are right. It was my first question way back up there where I was taken for an idiot. Cabin's can't be negatively pressurised as I said, the structure won't hold it. So...Jump to post
I beleive the A300 door is mechanised and automatic so a lot of force is put on it. Also not much force is required to blow a man standing on his two feet over. Especially with the venturi effect the door has. Remeber even if it was a little differential it would have to be cleared through that smal...Jump to post
ETOPS: Extended range Twin-engine OPerationS It's special rules governing long range twin-engined aircraft flights. Basic rules say that airplanes with 2 engines or less are not supposed to go more than 1 hour away from a suitable alternate airport. Other wise special rules will apply (ETOPS rules),...Jump to post
Well I understood it, also the A340-500 hasn't rolled of the assembly line either. So I guess that that makes them both future aircraft. Airbus is already stating that theirs is the longest range, it's simply wrong. You guys are also smart enough that when even the -500 has less range ta 777kick.......Jump to post
What a coincidence, that's the 757 Air Aruba operated a while back. It was a leased one from Air Holland. So that must be it. T'was the only 757 registered in Aruba. As for the Air Columbus name it was probably just a high season lease to the charter company. Not much unusual about it. Regards, XanderJump to post
Hi guys, just wanted to fill you guys in. Just read through the Dutch Airline Pilot's Assosiation monthly magazine. The article was about new aircraft and procedures at KLM. It showed the Head Operations Officer of KLM sitting at the desk with two models. In the background, a beautiful 767-300ER and...Jump to post
Economics don't have anything to do with weights DC-10. Actually it's seat/mile costs that govern. It's why one of the most economic planes is a 6 seat highwing followed closely by the A340, 757-300 and the 747-400. So what I would need is average flow on the trip but since I don't have that I can a...Jump to post
Well thanks guys. The stats are equal in terms of unit also. I've double checked on that. The thing is that range and/or endurance doesn't make or brake an order. The most important is availability. The 767-400ER's range sucks. The 767-400ERX isn't built yet. So it's late. That's the key here. Timin...Jump to post
Well I have proof that the 767-400ERX is more economic then the A330-200. Check out the stats for yourself. B767-400ERX 6150 nm range on 99,045 litres of Jet A A330-200 6400 nm range on 139,090 litres of Jet A. Go figure.......... So you see. It doesn't pay of to keep shrinking your current designs....Jump to post
Well the last time I ditched the damned 182 stayed afloat for a total of 3 minutes. Of course having fixed gear really doesn't help. That was back in the days before I entered the airlines. Also the only successful ditching was the ONA DC-9 in the 60's. It was operated on behalf of ALM. My company. ...Jump to post
Bar none it's the CV-990. What you see on those screens are groundspeed. If I had a 800 MPH tailwind I wouldn't be going supersonic in my 172 because the wind is pushing me and my sound and everything. Mach is based on True Airspeed. So you can't use groundspeed. After the CV-990 it's a tossup betwe...Jump to post
Because they're all to proud, that's why.
There isn't enough for our own country now we're gonna share with other countries.
That's what the lehman thinks in these areas.
Unfortunately we don't have many airline experts in goverment.........which is who owns these airlines.
KLM owns 25% of ALM. You guys are correct. News travels quickly. The first ALM flight will be on December 3rd. We're finally moving in the right direction. The MD-11 is supposed to be in MD-11 colors. Although newspapers tend to be wrong.......let's see. I booked my girlfriend on December 13th. I wa...Jump to post
The DHC8-400 is the most beautiful tirboprop I've ever see. I fly these things, and now the tail is finally in proportion to the rest of the plane, hihihihi. The looks immediately makes you think of speed. Of course with a turboprop record of 0 to 25000 in a little over 5 minutes........ Regards, Da...Jump to post
Aruba has a full open sky agreement with the US. Great for Aruba, bad for Air Aruba. As you guys know Aserca (Venezuela) owns 70% of the company. And they did this because Aserca doesn't fall in the US's CAT1 so they can't fly to the US. They thought they could use planes from Air Aruba to fly from ...Jump to post
The local goverment want to do it to get that mad Aserca president out. He's milking the company for all it's worth. Forcing them to lease those MD-90 at 757 rates. Buying parts from his parts subsidiary at 3 times normal price etc etc. you get the pic. They say it'll be temporary. About 3 to 4 mont...Jump to post
Half price.........GEEZ ! If that analyst is right, how in God's name is Airbus going to make profit on this thing. If it keeps it at this pace they're gonna need more than 200 orders just to break even. I guess Airbus plays the market share game again. Don't get me wrong those Europeans are smart. ...Jump to post
Those are the first two good posts MAC, finally. And as far as flying in the USAF. I fly to. That's not the business part of it. You know that. I know what you're trying to do MAC. I know in this world most companies use all they can to keep their heads above water.......ANYTHING. But in showing Boe...Jump to post
Wingman it's useless. Just read his hobbies and you'll know. It's funny he says he wants to teach people to look at their own side before pointing fingers at other's. He hasn't said anything bad about Airbus or Europe. Nothing on the Habsheim coverup. What an angel Europe is, since of course he's no...Jump to post
Whatever MAC, you can stay above the rest as far as I'm concerned. Funny though I bet you've never seen Europe up close before, yet you know everything about them. RayChuang is right, although I would really like to see if LH is going with a 757-300 / 747X combination. Do any of you have any more in...Jump to post