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by E2
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German firm allegedly approved Brazil dam structure knowing it was unsafe: 300 died
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: German firm allegedly approved Brazil dam structure knowing it was unsafe: 300 died

This happened at Brumadinho back in January, so why is it suddenly on the BBC? Two "engineers" from Tüv Süd were briefly detained after the event, and will probably face trial at some dim and distant point in the future, once everyone has forgotten about it and another similar tragedy has ...

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Thu May 30, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show
Replies: 33
Views: 3228

Re: Embraer CEO Talks About Boeing Partnership, Name Change, Strategies Ahead Of Paris Air Show

In all seriousness though, I'm not sure how fond Brazilians will be of Boeing immediately removing all traces of Embraer and stamping their name on the operation. It might not be problematic for most of the world, but a problem at home. I get a sense Brazilians may hold Embraer closer to their hear...

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Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2019 - Off We Go!
Replies: 30
Views: 2029

Re: F1 2019 - Off We Go!

scbriml wrote:
Magog wrote:
All Mercedes. This year is proving to be quite boring.


The top two in the WDC separated by a single point after four races is boring?


Yes, because at some point team orders will be implemented, despite whatever crap Toto Wolff might spout about the drivers being "free to race".

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by E2
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police
Replies: 67
Views: 4670

Re: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police

UK Media is reporting he faces up to five years in prison in the US, if found guilty of the charges they wish to extradite him to face. So he's spent seven years hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy, to avoid a maximum 5 year sentence. Seems like a smart move to me... I rather suspect that the US is us...

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by E2
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 10300

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

No, it isn’t, but making a rash assumption, it’s silly for foreigners to call someone’s else systems as dysfunctional. It is silly, yet it doesn't stop some of your compatriots doing just that on this thread. Are BA wrong putting 200 hour FOs into the right seat? The US system evolved to meet the n...

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by E2
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)
Replies: 32
Views: 4581

Re: Remaining DC-9 operators (DC-9-14 to DC-9-51)

I read about a South American carrier - think it was from Brazil - that operated regular scheduled passenger routes using DC-9s. That was a year ago though so they have probably been retired by now. It certainly wasn't Brazil, the only member of the DC-9 family to operate here was an MD-82 that fle...

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by E2
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated
Replies: 53
Views: 7165

Re: Brazil: Foreign Ownership Limit of Airlines Eliminated

I take it that this new law only applies to airlines & not to aircraft manufacturers, eg. Delta could go ahead & buy 100% of Gol, but Boeing's pending purchase of Embraer is still (for now) proscribed by the Brazilian courts, am I right? That decision concerning Boeing and Embraer was quick...

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by E2
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct underwater tunnel
Replies: 34
Views: 2615

Re: The correct underwater tunnel

I must have missed something along the way, there are multiple threads start with "the correct xxxxx is....."

Could someone take pity on a doddering old fool and explain what is meant by "correct" when used in this manner?

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by E2
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 11708

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

tonystan wrote:
And before the mass cyber hysteria begins, can we please have the other side of the story!


Fat chance of that, the OP gets the outrage bus rolling with the "FA power trip" comment, and once that bus is out of the depot the other side of the story is irrelevant.

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by E2
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 8926

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

c933103 wrote:
It's E1?


Yes, E1.

The E2 version of the 175 is scheduled to be certified in 2021, delivery of these 175s starts in 2020.

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by E2
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B727 Cargo Airlines?
Replies: 43
Views: 4028

Re: B727 Cargo Airlines?

Total still runs 727s on the night postal service in Brazil.

http://www.total.com.br/

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by E2
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license
Replies: 26
Views: 5579

Re: Norwegian has applied for a Brazilian operating license

Hmm, another potential long haul flight (s) for Gatwick then. Am I right in thinking the only non-stop flights between London & Brazil are operated by BA and TAM Airlines out of Heathrow? Cheers Ben That's all we have available right now, and the prices are surprisingly different. I just booked...

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by E2
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Embraer and Boeing JV to be named Boeing Brasil Commercial
Replies: 774
Views: 95456

Re: Embraer and Boeing Partnership confirmed

The partnership is to set up a new company dealing with commercial aircraft only, 80% Boeing (reported to be cash) and 20% Embraer. Military and bizjets are not part of the deal. Local reports suggest that the government maintains a Golden share, although it isn't clear if that applies to the new ve...

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by E2
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 21698

Re: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack

I have a feeling the woman got into it with the customs official and gave the official a hard time. Most often they will let you throw it it away or confiscate it. If you cop an attitude or give them a hard time though its game on. Likely more to the story than what has been made public. There are ...

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by E2
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?
Replies: 41
Views: 10536

Re: Why long haul planes sit for a long time on ground...?

Most flights from the US to South America involve the aircraft sitting on the ground all day, before another overnight flight back home. Time zones are not compatible with overnights both directions, as most flights are at most 2-3 time zones apart. Some operators take the opportunity for a tag-on ...

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by E2
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are pros and cons for having a fleet of Embraer 195 E2’s?
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Re: What are pros and cons for having a fleet of Embraer 195 E2’s?

- How deep can Embraer go with discounts? Airbus and Boeing have both shown that under the right circumstances they can discount very heavily due to economies of scale. - Hardly anyone is buying 700 series 737s today, the same as 319s. - There is no way you will get 15 minute turn arounds with a 146...

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by E2
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil
Replies: 24
Views: 4440

Re: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil

For the right price people would definitely go CGH-FOR-XXX. Definitely, it will be interesting to see what the fares are. One interesting piece of information is that there will be business and premium economy seats available. I was in Fortaleza two weeks ago on business and saw a number of retired...

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by E2
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil
Replies: 24
Views: 4440

Re: AF (Joon) and KLM to serve Fortaleza, Brazil

GOL's chief is especially interested in giving convenient access to Sao Paulo with CGH-FOR-Europe. That shows this is not just a play for inbound tourists to Ceara. I don't see 2 or 3 weekly flights from each carrier having much impact on the São Paulo market to Europe, there are already direct fli...

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by E2
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 229
Views: 8949

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

Your useless contribution is rather pathetic. Futility of exchange indeed, when the said contributor talks about Cathay and then posts an "Evaluation Report of the Brazilian ANAC". It is worth highlighting that it is only an Evaluation and not a text of air law. Also, no airline in Brazil...

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by E2
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid
Replies: 21
Views: 2740

Re: Brazil asks WTO for resolution body as talks fail with Canada over Bombardier state aid

Aesma wrote:
More importantly, doesn't Brazil help (or used to help) Embraer in a similar fashion ?


Up until privatization in 1994 certainly, since then no.

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by E2
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 17610

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

He VOLUNTEERED to serve his country! Nuff said... I volunteered to serve my country too, and in my 17 years I served in two active war zones and four tours "in support of the Police". That does not make me a hero and frankly I would be ashamed if anyone were to call me one. I don't expect...

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by E2
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues
Replies: 198
Views: 38917

Re: Qatar cancels 4 A350s due to supplier issues

There are very strong rumours in this part of the world that the four aircraft leased from LATAM will be coming home ahead of schedule, whispered to be due to over-capacity at Qatar.

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by E2
Thu May 25, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?
Replies: 33
Views: 5306

Re: Will LATAM Brasil replace their 763 with 788 soon?

The 788 might make an appearance in the distant future but in the short term the answer is a resounding no. Those 763s being replaced at LATAM Chile are moving over to JJ, including some very new examples. They are actually quite nice birds with updated interiors, I was on one from Sao Paulo to Manu...

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by E2
Tue May 23, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Home security camera system, any suggestions please?
Replies: 23
Views: 3670

Re: Home security camera system, any suggestions please?

At the lower end of the market there is little point looking at brand names, practically everything comes out of the same factories in China. Forget the headline spec, look carefully at a more detailed description to see what the system is capable of. Analytics is currently a big selling point but o...

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by E2
Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?
Replies: 55
Views: 6537

Re: What are some aviation incidents that changed the world?

maxamuus wrote:
UA flight 629. The first known bombing of a US airliner.


Wasn't the first known bombing of a US airliner back in the 30s?

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by E2
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans new daily nonstop service between JFK and Rio de Janeiro
Replies: 38
Views: 9619

Re: Delta plans new daily nonstop service between JFK and Rio de Janeiro

Apologies: I want way too far down memory lane and took you all along. VC10er, Beijao! No need for apologies here, my recollections of Varig tie in with yours. My flights to and from Europe on the MD-11 were the best economy flights I've ever had, especially in the mid cabin. Sadly those days are l...

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by E2
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil requests flights to MIA
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: Avianca Brasil requests flights to MIA

Although if they're looking for Star connections. MIA is not the place to find them - I guess they could connect to a few TATL star flights and United, but everywhere United flies from MIA, except SFO and seasonal DEN, has nonstop service to GRU on UA. I see it as more of an O&D play for one of...

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by E2
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Brasil requests flights to MIA
Replies: 11
Views: 1383

Re: Avianca Brasil requests flights to MIA

The only justification for this entirely predictable route is for Star Alliance connections, São Paulo to Florida already has a number of options from One World carriers.

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by E2
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief
Replies: 63
Views: 6620

Re: Aviation Week: Embraer, Bombardier Delay Larger RJ's, Don't Expect Scope Relief

Perhaps as a reflection of the current impasse Embraer has pushed back work on the E175-E2 to concentrate their efforts on the 190 (already flying) and 195 (rolled out this week ahead of schedule). With over 180 firm orders and around 200 options/MoU/LoI for these models there is plenty to keep them...

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by E2
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The newest star of Brazilian Soccer
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: The newest star of Brazilian Soccer

That looks very "busy" with the #voocanarinho legend on the green, personally the older version looks better to me.

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by E2
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126725

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

Does this make sense? While willful disregard of regulations can't be tolerated in the airline industry, it seems that overall the system should be as supportive as possible to allow a pilot to ask for help without having to weigh any other external factors in their decision. Or is this an example ...

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by E2
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126725

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

Has a fuel leak in the LAMIA aircraft been ruled out? Or faulty instruments? Most here seem to assume the pilots didn't state early enough the nature of the emergency. What if they didn't know it either? What if instruments were showing them they have more than enough fuel? Reading the thread would...

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by E2
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126725

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

It's been widely reported in the press that the FO was Sissy Arias, a very attractive FO... : http://www.clarin.com/deportes/Tragedia-Chapecoense-Sissy-Arias-periodista_0_1696030530.html That said I doubt who the FO was will make a difference. The pilot was the owner, had reasons to save money and ...

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by E2
Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126725

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

bad luck


This accident was anything but bad luck.

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by E2
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126725

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

I feel for the first officer, despite the rumors already circling about her credentials regarding operating this flight. However, even if she was well-qualified, putting a brand-new employee with the airline owner is already an awful combination. Can we put this story to bed please? Sisy Arias was ...

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by E2
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126725

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

The flight plan has been published in the Bolivian press. Scroll down for the image.

http://www.eldeber.com.bo/suplementos/observaciones-no-debia-volar.html

Estimated enroute time equal to endurance.

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by E2
Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126725

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

The question really is though, were they able to take the max payload out of Bolivia? Density altitude at that airport is by far some of the worst in the world due to its near 10K ft elevation. I cannot think of a single aircraft I have ever operated out of LaPaz that was able to depart without a w...

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by E2
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 126725

Re: BREAKING: Plane missing in Colombia

The flight didn't make a technical stop in Santa Cruz, the delegation flew commercially from GRU on Boliviana de Aviación on a different aircraft and boarded the accident flight in Santa Cruz. The reason the charter was refused was that for the origin and destination requested the company had to be ...

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by E2
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to introduce budget model for domestic flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1389

Re: LATAM to introduce budget model for domestic flights

I understood GOL is having its own difficulties. GOL is having their 3rd quarter in a row with net profit. So what about this?: GOL Continues Trimming Fleet, Capacity They were adjusting capacity to match their "new" network, which is good business sense. AFAIK the last month of the "...

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by E2
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM to introduce budget model for domestic flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1389

Re: LATAM to launch LCC for domestic flights

Here in Brazil LATAM have been offering a low cost service for some time, without the corresponding low fares. These measures won't do anything to address their problems. GOL is a better choice if low cost is the driver. They have the benefit of fleet commonality, more comfortable seating, BOB servi...

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by E2
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 3091

Re: Brazilians select AA as best foreign airline in Newspaper Poll

They might have voted it the best but they don't seem to be flying with them if the latest ANAC figures (July) are anything to go by. Both United and Delta show better loads overall, and LATAM have better numbers on the São Paulo - New York route. (I'm not sure if LATAM is classed as a domestic or f...

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by E2
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians allegedly robbed in Rio, police uncover a different story
Replies: 113
Views: 3942

Re: Brazil tries to intimidate robbed Olympians

Quite possibly. So why fabricate the whole robbery story and involve the police before doing a runner?


Maybe because Olympic champions aren't supposed to behave like drunken hooligans?

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by E2
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians allegedly robbed in Rio, police uncover a different story
Replies: 113
Views: 3942

Re: Brazil tries to intimidate robbed Olympians

It seems that we are getting close to what actually happened. The press are now reporting that the group stopped at a petrol station on the way back to the village, and did what groups of drunken yobs do on a regular basis. They broke the toilet door and didn't want to pay for the damages. The polic...

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by E2
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Olympians allegedly robbed in Rio, police uncover a different story
Replies: 113
Views: 3942

Re: Brazil tries to intimidate robbed Olympians

There are a number of inconsistencies in what happened during the reported robbery and what "normally" happens during a robbery in Rio. No self-respecting Rio bandit/fake police officer/corrupt police officer is going to leave you with a high end mobile phone and a fancy watch. Depending o...

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by E2
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk midair collision 26/07
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Re: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk midair collision 26/07

It is now being reported that the pilot of the second aircraft was not able to eject and that his body has been found in the sunken wreckage. More details to follow as they become available.

RIP

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by E2
Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk midair collision 26/07
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

Brazilian A-4 Skyhawk midair collision 26/07

Two Brazilian Navy A-4 Skyhawks collided during a training mission yesterday afternoon (26/07) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. One aircraft was able to return to base at São Pedro da Aldeia, the second fell into the sea near the town of Saquarema. The pilot reportedly ejected but has not yet been f...

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by E2
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does any approach come close to rivaling Hong Kong Kai Tak?
Replies: 59
Views: 12537

Re: Does any approach come close to rivaling Hong Kong Kai Tak?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z-kwcc2ofg


I'm on the ponte aérea a couple of times a week and it's not really that spectacular, apart from coming in over the city. OTOH approaching 02 in Rio (SDU) is very impressive :D

TTFN
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klkla wrote:


I'm on the ponte aérea a couple of times a week and it's not really that spectacular, apart from coming in over the city. OTOH approaching 02 in Rio (SDU) is very impressive :D

TTFN

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by E2
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK Refuses to Honour Low Fare Glitch
Replies: 14
Views: 6320

Re: EK Refuses to Honour Low Fare Glitch

Who buys a ticket from Brazil to the Lebanon at 3am, at any price? That was one of the other error fares, and some people even claimed to have booked time off from work and booked hotels there. One individual supposedly purchased 15 tickets to Australia, again in the early hours. There are about 250...

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by E2
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brexit, England Outside the ECAA and Scottish Independence - effect on Scotland?
Replies: 18
Views: 2727

Re: Brexit, England Outside the ECAA and Scottish Independence - effect on Scotland?

It is a relatively simple matter for Scotland to join the EU...they are part of the EU now . Actually Scotland is not part of the EU now, it is currently part of the UK which in turn is part of the EU. During the run up to the Scottish Independence referendum this was discussed at length, and it wa...

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