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by Bealine251
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Underside Aircraft Markings
Replies: 14
Views: 3718

Re: Underside Aircraft Markings

Not a name but BEA had distinctive Red wings in the mid 60s/ late 70s.

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by Bealine251
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 455
Views: 104400

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

G-CIVH Was seen on flightradar24 today. It appeared to be moving on the ground but didn't fly. I flew on that one last November and it was due to be retired a couple of months ago. Anyone know when it will leave Heathrow?

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by Bealine251
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG
Replies: 93
Views: 29645

Re: Ethiopian B77F on fire at PVG

Thank goodness this happened on the ground. If it had been during a flight even though the fire suppression system may have been activated it could have ended in disaster.

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by Bealine251
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: airline fleet info sites
Replies: 10
Views: 1522

Re: airline fleet info sites

Jethros.org.uk is great for UK and Ireland.
The BA source site has links to some other sites as well

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by Bealine251
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR terminal moves?
Replies: 38
Views: 11581

Re: LHR terminal moves?

As this is unpresidented times is it possible that if flight into Heathrow drop to such a low rate that it could become a one runway operation and use the other taxiways/runway for parking

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by Bealine251
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s
Replies: 21
Views: 8977

Re: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s

G-EUOB that was scheduled for retirement this month flew Heathrow - St Athans this morning.

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by Bealine251
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s
Replies: 21
Views: 8977

British Airways retire 3x Airbus a319s

According to "The BA Source" British Airways flew 3 Airbus a319s from Heathrow to St Athens for parting out and scrapping today (11th). G-EUPE, G-EUOC & G-EUOD all left with one hour. This is all part of BAs fleet renewal with new a320/a321NEOs arriving. Today a new a320NEO also entere...

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by Bealine251
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 18702

Re: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million

I have always wondered. Is this type of price just for the right to land there or does it include fees like air traffic control etc or are these all added on as extra flight by flight charges?

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by Bealine251
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15197

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

Still has a Racoon mask. Start with a blank piece of paper, draw the mask and the rest of the design follows!!. Looks good

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by Bealine251
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR
Replies: 36
Views: 13016

Re: Qantas 787-9 VH-ZND QF10 LHR-PER Tailstrike on takeoff LHR

I was watching on Big Jet tv and it stayed on the ground for possibly 30+ mins waiting near the take off point before it finally took off. Appeared to be much longer than other takeoffs today. Maybe the crew where not happy with something else before they took off.

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by Bealine251
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 737 Routing Stansted to Bangor
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

Re: Ryanair 737 Routing Stansted to Bangor

14 years old and hasn't flown since 10th January.

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by Bealine251
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?
Replies: 27
Views: 9394

Re: Nothing landing at LHR at the moment?

I've flew back to Heathrow from the Middle East by British Airways a few years ago. The flight paced it's self to get back for a 6am arrival but on landing after vacating the runway the engines where stopped and we where towed to a remote stand to keep the noise down. Apparently this is not unusual.

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by Bealine251
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 757 fleet plans
Replies: 46
Views: 14230

Re: Jet2 757 fleet plans

According to Jethros.org.uk Airbus G-VYGL has had the lease date extended until November 2025 and G-VYGM until November 2022. Both still being leased from Air Tankers as before.

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by Bealine251
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 221486

Re: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

Just returned home after a package holiday to Madeira. It was booked with Thomas Cook and everything in resort was Thomas Cook but the flights where operated by Easy jet. Last year's holiday also booked with Thomas Cook but the flights were flown by Norwegian.

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by Bealine251
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8478

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

There was also an article on the BBC news saying they don't see their 737 maxs flying this year.

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by Bealine251
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 17879

Re: Tower Air

I flew on a Tower Air 747 from Gatwick to Barbados in the late 1980s. It was a package holiday so charter flight. Seen to recall the aircraft was N601FF. My 3 memories of the flight out was firstly on take off looking out of the window and watching the two engines on the starboard wing swinging arou...

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by Bealine251
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 162416

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Maybe it's time to bring back the original ordering airlines code number 737-836 etc etc

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by Bealine251
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?
Replies: 34
Views: 7900

Re: Estelar + Hi Fly: A380 on CCS-EZE route?

Acording to flightradar24 It's just left Gatwick on route to Madrid as D18991/NRSB991

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by Bealine251
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways
Replies: 113
Views: 30201

Re: G-XWBA - First A350 for British Airways

Had it's rejected take off test today. Apparently first flight scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday)

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by Bealine251
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 285 - 8 hr Delay
Replies: 5
Views: 2263

Re: BA 285 - 8 hr Delay

I recently watched a TV documentary about Easy jet. There was a flight ready to push back on schedule and a passenger was taken ill. By the time medical people arrived and delt with the passenger, luggage found and unloaded and a new take off slot given it left 2 hours late. People other end waiting...

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by Bealine251
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142042

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

Just flown over Woking and looks like it has Red Wings. Flash back to my spotting days in the 70's

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by Bealine251
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: STN runway closed after runway incident
Replies: 8
Views: 4366

Re: STN runway closed after runway incident

According to avherald.com a Laudamotion a320 OE-LOA rejected it's take off run after a bang was heard from an engine. Plane evacuated via slides.

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by Bealine251
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?
Replies: 57
Views: 6156

Re: What are the routes currently flown with Airbus 340 ?

Iberia still fly Madrid-Heathrow-Madrid during peak times.

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by Bealine251
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:11 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

Never ceases to amaze me the amount of work involved to move an aircraft. Sometimes Cranes and in this case low loaders, bridges etc etc yet when still in day to day operation they just leep into the air.

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by Bealine251
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair sets up a new UK Division
Replies: 28
Views: 4200

Ryanair sets up a new UK Division

I've done a search on here and could not seen this mentioned. It appears Ryanair have set up a UK division. They have transferred 737 EI-FEF to the UK register on 20th December 2018 as G-RUKA. The aircraft is registered as being owned by Ryanair UK Ltd and listed at an address at Stansted Airport. T...

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by Bealine251
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delays to LHR arrivals?
Replies: 4
Views: 1789

Re: Delays to LHR arrivals?

There have been at least two intense Thunder Storms to the South East of Heathrow today. One was around 8.30am and the other around mid day. Guess this affects the stack as one was over the Ockham stack area. I noticed this morning the normal approach stack had moved location West by about 10-20 mil...

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by Bealine251
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 19404

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

I seem to recall British Airways had the issue with their A320s and people living under the Heathrow flight path complained about the "Whistle" and they had to have a modification to stop it. When the BA ones fly over my home they do seem quieter that other A320s from non UK airlines.

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by Bealine251
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noise of new generation aircraft.
Replies: 26
Views: 5217

Re: Noise of new generation aircraft.

I live in the South East of England and get a lot of aircraft over flying at 32,000ft plus from Europe to North America and I can always recognise an A330 flying over. Definitely more noisier than other airliners.

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by Bealine251
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE
Replies: 57
Views: 17523

Re: MH A330 Serious Incident at BNE

Sorry to ask a basic question. The tubes look to be quite high up off the ground so I guess higher than arms reach. If that's the case what is used to put them on and remove them. Thanks

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by Bealine251
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit
Replies: 57
Views: 6818

Re: Airbus and Rolls-Royce to stockpile parts ahead of Brexit

Not getting into the Airbus vs Boeing but I heard an interview on our local radio in Surrey the other day from Farnborough and a key person (Sorry can't recall his name) from Boeing said they where investing more in the uk and it's supply chain. Read what you want into that but maybe they are also s...

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by Bealine251
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals
Replies: 313
Views: 48231

Re: Boeing has given the 3 Major Engine Manufacturers until June 27 to submit their 797 engine proposals

Didn't RR recently announce a major restructure with upto 4500 people being made redundant. 3000 in the UK and those mostly Managerial and admin. It could be they know the outcome already and it would give more money for investment/development of a new engine or they know they have missed out. Guess...

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by Bealine251
Sun May 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 32
Views: 3853

Re: Shades drawn

I would find it very disappointing having to have the Shades/blinds down. I admit each time I've flown it's been with a UK based Airline but they always announce that the Blinds must be fully open during takeoff and landing. I've always thought it was in the event of an emergency so not only the cre...

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by Bealine251
Sun May 13, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shades drawn
Replies: 32
Views: 3853

Re: Shades drawn

I would find it very disappointing having to have the Shades/blinds down. I admit each time I've flown it's been with a UK based Airline but they always announce that the Blinds must be fully open during takeoff and landing. I've always thought it was in the event of an emergency so not only the cre...

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by Bealine251
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 639079

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

I had a notification earlier today from Flightradar24 that the A350ULR had squawked 7700 during its test flight. It returned back to Toulouse ok. No idea what the issue was if any.

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by Bealine251
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK
Replies: 113
Views: 19733

Re: Norwegian released worst forever monthly RASK 0,26 NOK

I've recently booked an all inclusive holiday to a Greek Isle this summer. Its with TUI. All holidays I've done with TUI has always been flown on their own aircraft. This flight is being operated by Norwegian. I wonder how many other package companies they are flying for and guess this helps them wi...

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by Bealine251
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft do TUI use on LGW-FUE in April and where can I find this info online?
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: What aircraft do TUI use on LGW-FUE in April and where can I find this info online?

I'm flying Gatwick to Zante later this year. Booked an all inclusive holiday with Firstchoice/TUI and now find the flight will be operated by Norwegian. Didn't know that at the time of booking. Any Firstchoice/TUI holiday I've taken has always been flown on a TUI aircraft. I've now heard they may al...

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by Bealine251
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s
Replies: 561
Views: 104784

Re: Airbus Is in Talks With British Airways on More A380s

I notice on the website Jethros.org.uk it lists BA's two oldest 747s, G-BNLK and G-BNLP as due to retire by the end of 2017. G-BNLK was due last Nov 17 and G-BNLP in Dec. Both are still in service (LK is operating BA85 to Vancouver just now) As they appear to be holding on to these is it a sign ther...

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by Bealine251
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Bio fuel, what happened?
Replies: 19
Views: 6579

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Bio fuel, what happened?

I recently flew BA from Heathrow to Scotland and back. One flight was on an Airbus a319 and the other was an Airbus a320. Both appeared to taxi out on one engine and started the second when almost at the runway. You could definitely hear the second engine spool up. Not sure how common this is but gu...

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by Bealine251
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic and Bio fuel, what happened?
Replies: 19
Views: 6579

Re: Virgin Atlantic and Bio fuel, what happened?

I recently flew BA from Heathrow to Scotland and back. One flight was on an Airbus a319 and the other was an Airbus a320. Both appeared to taxi out on one engine and started the second when almost at the runway. You could definitely hear the second engine spool up. Not sure how common this is but gu...

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by Bealine251
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways latest 787-8 G-ZBJI
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

British Airways latest 787-8 G-ZBJI

Sorry if this has already been mentioned. I was looking at "The BA Source" and noticed that BA's latest 787- 8 has had two "technical issues" since it entered service on 2nd October. It's first left it out of service in Chennai on 10th October for 2 days and the next was in Hyder...

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by Bealine251
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rest of the UK thread - 2017
Replies: 102
Views: 13172

Gentlemen, Gentleman please. I was enjoying the tread until the point scoring. Now please carry on with the subject. Thank you

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by Bealine251
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What BA livery was this?
Replies: 9
Views: 3899

Re: What BA livery was this?

Looks like there is red reflection on the fuselage. Must have still had the Red BEA wing colour.

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by Bealine251
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many CSeries Firm orders are really firm?
Replies: 18
Views: 3042

Re: How many CSeries Firm orders are really firm?

Surely the main reason the C series was ordered was because it was the best fit for Delta although price may have had some influence. To suddenly not have the aircraft I guess would mean some rethinking of a future replacement. I not sure how it works but could the aircraft be registered via a lease...

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by Bealine251
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 118842

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

Surprised British Airways haven't been mentioned yet or have I missed something. We all know they are looking around and doesn't this bird also have RR Trent 970s?

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by Bealine251
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Europe services from Gibraltar?
Replies: 20
Views: 5159

Re: No Europe services from Gibraltar?

Don't know if it has anything to do with the runway in Gib apparently being owned by the UK Ministry of Defence and technically for use by the RAF. It's also known as RAF Gibraltar. Maybe this also has an influence on civil flights and who uses it.

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by Bealine251
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?
Replies: 571
Views: 100824

Re: Rumor: Monarch to cease ops?

Lots of talk on here about why charter a 747 when only a320/321s are flown. Believe Monarch are not only an airline but do package as well. I have relatives on holiday just now and not due back until this weekend. If it had or does all gone pear shaped maybe suddenly they and every one else would ne...

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by Bealine251
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 'world's youngest female airline captain' ?
Replies: 48
Views: 9588

Re: Captain Kate McWilliams becomes worlds youngest Captain

Guess many young people have reached Captain but possible in smaller aircraft. Flying A319/A320s in main stream well I'm impressed by her. I read in another article that last week during one trip her co-pilot was 19. A young flight deck crew indeed. Makes me feel old. But congratulations

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by Bealine251
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr
Replies: 60
Views: 16102

Re: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr

Looking at the video again there seems to be a lot of wing flex towards the beginning of the take off run so maybe they where affected by windshield or some wake turbulence down the runway.

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by Bealine251
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB order in a few days
Replies: 16
Views: 8376

Re: IB order in a few days

If an order does materialise and it's for IAG what's the chance it could contain some extra A380's that BA have been talking about adding for the last couple of months. I know production is to be reduced but if no second hands available who knows.

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by Bealine251
Tue May 31, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 167 SEA-NRT Circling NW Of SEA
Replies: 53
Views: 15988

RE: DL 167 SEA-NRT Circling NW Of SEA

I recall talking to a retired BOAC/BA pilot who early in his career flew VC10s. He said part of his licence renewal included navigation with use of sextants. I'm sure he said there was a small periscope device in the plane to get a full view outside. Guess like everything modern technology takes ove...

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