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by Leej
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow Airport Limited’s redevelopment plan with the third runway delayed until 2030
Replies: 58
Views: 8756

Re: Heathrow Airport Limited’s redevelopment plan with the third runway delayed until 2030

Why bother with any of it? By the time the 3rd runway gets built, we'll be teleporting anyway.

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by Leej
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Tunisia charter flights over 70s 80s 90s
Replies: 10
Views: 1412

Re: Tunisia charter flights over 70s 80s 90s

Just checked mine - wow May1993 LGW-MIR Airtours MD82. My only ever 2 flights on a Mad Dog!

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by Leej
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87519

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

All now in the maintenance area I think. The Negus was towed over from T5 a few weeks ago. Most are literally right next to the road, travel around the Eastern perimeter road from Hatton Cross to the 27R runway and you will see them. The current situation is this : Heathrow (9) : G-BYGF, G-CIVB (Ne...

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by Leej
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87519

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

Oh - no! Well thanks for the heads up on that one. Maybe up to LHR then. Are they around the maintenance area or at T5?

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by Leej
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet
Replies: 350
Views: 87519

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

Right - thats Monday sorted. Going to take leisurely drive to BOH and say some goodbyes. So sad...
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by Leej
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Found a DC-10 Bumper Sticker
Replies: 8
Views: 2178

Re: Found a DC-10 Bumper Sticker

A great find! Personally I think I would get it reproduced at a local printing shop - keep the original and get the $$$ on ebay!

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by Leej
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to re-open
Replies: 33
Views: 4893

Re: Manston Airport to re-open

chunhimlai wrote:
Time for Manston gateway for 4 runways and terminals for 150mpax


:stirthepot: :stirthepot: :white: :white: :rotfl: :rotfl:

With hourly A380 shuttles to Exeter - what a guaranteed moneyspinner!

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by Leej
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14572

Re: The future of Laguardia

Apologies but can somebody explain to me what a 'headhouse' is? Can't access the article.Would it be what the rest of the planet calls a terminal? I know LGA has been undergoing some tremendous works of late...

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by Leej
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW has 21 departing passengers in 1 day
Replies: 9
Views: 6022

Re: LGW has 21 departing passengers in 1 day

BA will return pretty smart I'm sure - already showing Caribbean flights 01 July (ANU) - I know that can all change of course. BA has already relayed to tourism officials there that it intends to restart from LHR. No decision has been made,the threat of pulling out was aimed at the Unions. BA would...

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by Leej
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW has 21 departing passengers in 1 day
Replies: 9
Views: 6022

Re: LGW has 21 departing passengers in 1 day

Mind you - with just 21 pax, I bet there were still bloody queues at security!

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by Leej
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW has 21 departing passengers in 1 day
Replies: 9
Views: 6022

Re: LGW has 21 departing passengers in 1 day

BA will return pretty smart I'm sure - already showing Caribbean flights 01 July (ANU) - I know that can all change of course.

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by Leej
Thu May 21, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox
Replies: 24
Views: 2603

Re: UA to partner with the Cleveland Clinic and Clorox

All wonderful - until the filthy sneezing germ-ridden non-handwashing public turn up!

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by Leej
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 P2F needed now !
Replies: 20
Views: 2852

Re: A380 P2F needed now !

And by the time that is built and certified we'll be on Covid-20

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by Leej
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Douglas/McDD rollouts, why Bagpipes?
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Douglas/McDD rollouts, why Bagpipes?

Yes, the first vid even states the pipes were in Honour of Donald Douglas. He was American of Scottish descent.

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by Leej
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 2092

Re: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?

Assume you were waiting for the lav? Well, not much you can do really - it is their workspace afterall. I'd keep staring them out for a while, get their name, then when you are home write a strong, but polite letter/email to customer services. Maybe you'll get some points/miles as an acknowledgement...

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by Leej
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2152

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Well, not so many for me, but somehow they are all quite memorable! 1988 - crikey. After leaving LHR on an AZ A300, then B742 FCO-BOM-SIN-MEL-SYD. I remember a crowd of us down the back smoking - yikes! Back home 18 months later BA B742 SYD-SIN-LHR Then 1996 I think, with work on a trip to Thailand....

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by Leej
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80726

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020 at 10am (weather permitting)

What a stunning departure, well done Boeing. Now, please...get your house in order!

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by Leej
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80726

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

She's intending to depart with some 20kts of tailwind?

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by Leej
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80726

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

Holy crap. Boeing can't even manage a live stream. Probably the (2nd) most important day of the year for them. Instilling more confidence to the public once again!

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by Leej
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Series Spoilers
Replies: 16
Views: 2515

Re: A320 Series Spoilers

As mentioned above, its the SHARP kit. It uses the aileron as an additional spoiler on landing and is available on all A32X models (also as an upgrade package). Thanks bud, but I am aware of the aileron update with use of lift dump - I was specifically referring to the additional thin strips that a...

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by Leej
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Series Spoilers
Replies: 16
Views: 2515

Re: A320 Series Spoilers

Can you provide an A320 with / an A321 without the extra trailing edge? All photos I've seen have that difference between the two types, but all A320 look the same (and all A321). Might be to help the larger A321 brake. Think I'm going a bit la la. So here's an A320 with https://www.youtube.com/wat...

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by Leej
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with a heart condition, help is here
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Flying with a heart condition, help is here

Wow! Looks like an amazing product. My mum suffered a stroke 2 days prior to Christmas - fortunately she is fine but it seems that AF was indeed the culprit. I'm on the website now looking for the right product - thanks so much for the heads up.

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by Leej
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Series Spoilers
Replies: 16
Views: 2515

A320 Series Spoilers

Intrigued me for years, finally decided to post the question! On (at least) the A320/1 series: The inboard, and the first outboard spoiler. Some seem to have an additional trailing edge 'fillet' for want of a better word. And some don't. I thought at first it might have something to do with the A321...

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by Leej
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to react in this type of a situation?
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: How to react in this type of a situation?

Well, if it were me and not in Indonesia....I would have put it in my bag and walked off! Seriously, I would have checked with seat mates first, if no takers then alerted a crew member, so they could put out a PA before disembarkation.

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by Leej
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Dreamliner Removal of Lightning Protection
Replies: 10
Views: 5271

Re: Boeing Dreamliner Removal of Lightning Protection

You beat me to it! Read that too on my news feed this morning. I think regardless of the historical data they may have ( to make changes and improvements), it appears at least that they (Boeing) went ahead with the changes on 40 787's before the FAA rubber stamped the changes - even though they were...

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by Leej
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011 Question About a Small Detail
Replies: 31
Views: 4175

Re: L1011 Question About a Small Detail

When you have a protrusion sticking straight up out of a surface over which air flows, an interference vortex called a "horseshoe vortex" will form around the base of that protrusion. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YXJa6cxzjj8/Ty1w7vk5EII/AAAAAAAACb0/lINS1vmhfUQ/s1600/Horseshoe-vortex.jpg The ...

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by Leej
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011 Question About a Small Detail
Replies: 31
Views: 4175

Re: L1011 Question About a Small Detail

About the size of the fairing - is it just a kind of cone beneath the inlet, or is it faired all the way back to the tail either side (and below) the intake? The picture of the TWA bird kind of shows it is quite sizeable.

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by Leej
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15635

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

Such a shame. I was on FR24 yesterday, ready to track some pals on the VS033 to ANtigua when I saw the 346 departing to Lourdes. Thought was odd as it headed west and performed some maneuvers off the north Cornwall coast - going up to 41K and back down to around 12.5K for a couple of hours. Testing ...

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by Leej
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022
Replies: 70
Views: 11678

Re: TUI to make Melbourne its Florida gateway in 2022

Oh no.....queue the sulky looking photos of 'misled honeymoon couples' in the tabloids thinking they were going to Australia....

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by Leej
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Book about a Laker airways DC--10 pilot
Replies: 2
Views: 13287

Re: Book about a Laker airways DC--10 pilot

Would love to read that too - have you tried posting on the other site Pprune? Lots of very knowledgeable UK old timers!

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by Leej
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question: Function of a Certain Armrest KLM 787
Replies: 13
Views: 10240

Re: Question: Function of a Certain Armrest KLM 787

For some reason I am very intrigued by the explanation to this - I bet the answer is really simple...

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by Leej
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: In flight maps ?
Replies: 29
Views: 10027

Re: In flight maps ?

Always wondered why, on returning home on BA - 'Charterhouse' is showed (near Guildford) - yes we know it is a famous school, but what relevance to other much larger places? Bizarre!!

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by Leej
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Where to sell salvaged (decent condition) economy seats? (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 6904

Re: Where to sell salvaged (decent condition) economy seats? (UK)

Crikey would love a set! Hampshire here

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by Leej
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139371

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Hooray - at last - a sensible reply! I know what the fork is. And, of course I know different forces and lots of other factors come in to play. You obviously totally missed the point of my post. So, to summarise, the NG has different forks to both the classic and the MAX. How easy that could have be...

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by Leej
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139371

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

No - because they have different engines! Just like your idiotic comparison between an A380 engine and 737 engine. My case is thus: The 737 and 757 share (or very similarly) the same fuselage and framework, so one would assume similar structures wing to fuselage (pickle forks). You haven't made any ...

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by Leej
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139371

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Are these pickle forks used on other Boeing n/b, such as the 757 - or I guess anything that has winglets, 767 included? Are they being checked too? This seems to be a more or less standard part of design. And no, engine failure on A-380 doesn't mean 737's engines must be checked as well, flat tire ...

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by Leej
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 139371

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Are these pickle forks used on other Boeing n/b, such as the 757 - or I guess anything that has winglets, 767 included? Are they being checked too?

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by Leej
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at IOM/EGNC?
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: What's going on at IOM/EGNC?

Beat me to it - FR24 showing fog.

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by Leej
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins
Replies: 30
Views: 6617

Re: Distinct noise inside 737 cabins

This is why I so (sometimes) love this site. Now I know what that noise is - always assumed it was just noisy a/c. Now, time to browse the other usual topics such as 'What if Dan-Air were still around, would they be flying the Max?' lol....

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by Leej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 4074

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

I'm really trying not to be 'bated' into this conversation - but, why would you have to purchase another ticket for the same journey, if you already had one and were denied to be checked-in because of your nationality (not race)? And when was this anyway, and why are you suddenly bringing it up again?

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by Leej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 4074

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Rascism is when someone receives a benefit or a harm because of their race. Because "Moroccan" is a nationality and not a race, extra scrutiny because someone is Moroccan is not racism. To support you charge, you need to demonstrate that (1) extra scrutiny is a harm, that is (2) solely an...

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by Leej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 4074

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

So what racist acts do they partake in?

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by Leej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 4074

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

So you were denied boarding because of your nationality, not race? Therefore, mon ami, it is not racism. Also, you are the OP and the one whining. Give us some straight facts.

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by Leej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 4074

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

peterinlisbon wrote:
They are racist. They take Moroccan passengers aside and refuse to check them in. This is racism.

Really - so why do AF fly to Morocco then? Just for fun?

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by Leej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip advisor report: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers
Replies: 36
Views: 4074

Re: Air France racism against Moroccan passengers

Oh not all this malarkey again? Tripadvisor is from 2017. Is the OP the same one that posted stuff about travelling from Morocco then transiting via various points in Europe and getting hassle (or was it his wife/partner)?

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by Leej
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are the acoustics of the RB211 on row 22 of the 747
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: How are the acoustics of the RB211 on row 22 of the 747

And you'll get the 'thud thud' just on rotation as the gear drops on it's shocks. Scared the crap out of me first time I heard it (many, many years ago lol).

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by Leej
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 21504

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Why can't we see the brace position demonstrated too Mr Perugini !!

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by Leej
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JetBlue have a retro livery?
Replies: 6
Views: 840

Re: Why does JetBlue have a retro livery?

Wow quite an aggressive post! You wanna provide a photo link so the rest of the planet knows what you are talking about?

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by Leej
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)
Replies: 207
Views: 48835

Re: Boeing 777-9 roll out delayed (originally planned for 13 Mar)

Maybe it's the angle the photos are taken from, but to me at least - is the NLG a little taller?

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by Leej
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic A380?
Replies: 6
Views: 2416

Re: Supersonic A380?

Would of course be groundspeed, not airspeed.

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