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by Viper911
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Average number of cycles for aircraft tyres ? Who are the main suppliers ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3686

Re: Average number of cycles for aircraft tyres ? Who are the main suppliers ?

5NFGS wrote:
BFGoodrich, Bridgestone and Dunlop are also other suppliers I know of. Prices and cycles, I will leave for more experienced people to answer.



Don't forget Michelin.

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by Viper911
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fish carried by Air Cargo
Replies: 51
Views: 6842

Re: Fish carried by Air Cargo

Hi everyone, As Fish can be frozen and carried by ship during weeks, I was wondering what type of Fish is carried by Air Cargo ? Also, what sort of containers are used to carry Fish on a cargo flight ? Is there any issue regarding the remaining smell of Fish in the cargo holds ? Many thanks for you...

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by Viper911
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun
Replies: 58
Views: 13117

Re: Volga-Dnepr AN124-100 emergency landing and overrun

hOMSaR wrote:
This thread is 3.5 hours old and nobody has asked the obvious question yet.


Yes it will buff out :duck:

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by Viper911
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alrosa to retire last TU-154 on 28 Oct
Replies: 18
Views: 3251

Re: Unconfirmed: Alrosa to retire last TU-154 on 28 Oct

I was planning to go fly her this summer, but COVID got in the way of my plans. I would be pretty bummed if tomorrow was indeed her last flight. I looked at the link above and, aside from noting that her certificate expires in a few days, I don't see any of the other information you mentioned. Whil...

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by Viper911
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA259 weird flight path
Replies: 10
Views: 4483

Re: BA259 weird flight path

https://fr24.com/BAW36/25d6257c

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I've noticed that most of BA flights out of India will take the southern route, you can track now BA36 as it crosses Egyptian airspace.

https://fr24.com/BAW36/25d6257c

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by Viper911
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747 Leading Edge Slats
Replies: 9
Views: 2114

Re: B747 Leading Edge Slats

Wondering if anyone can elaborate on why 3/4 of the leading edge slats retract once the B747 touches down? My immediate guess would be that has something to do with the airflow once reverse thrust is activated? Is this done automatically, similar to speed brakes, etc? What happens in the case of a ...

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by Viper911
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about whether Sands 747SP was damaged at Lake Charles
Replies: 38
Views: 14847

Re: Question about whether Sands 747SD was damaged at Lake Charles

Why aren’t they November registered? VP-B and VQ-B are Bermuda registrations. Flag of convenience. Sorry for the multiple replies, I'm on my phone so it's easier this way. Care to explain the "Flag of convenience" in this context ? Both Sand's 747 SPs and the A345 are registered in Bermud...

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by Viper911
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about whether Sands 747SP was damaged at Lake Charles
Replies: 38
Views: 14847

Re: Question about whether Sands 747SD was damaged at Lake Charles

Moderators, if you are going to re-title the thread, please identify the aircraft correctly! That’s weird...first why would they want to re-title the thread and why would they make such an error.... the “D” and “P” key are not close together. FYI, I saw the SP at LAS after the storm. I thought they...

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by Viper911
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First TLV - UAE flight
Replies: 272
Views: 40892

Re: First TLV - UAE flight

El Al is expected to operate the first flight between TLV and Abu Dhabi next week the beginning of September carrying US and Israeli delegation Should be interesting to follow and see the route if they fly over the KSA https://onemileatatime.com/el-al-first-flight-uae/ I expect TLV - Dubai to be at...

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by Viper911
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery
Replies: 26
Views: 8030

Re: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery

HBJZA wrote:
Only cargo operators can afford special liveries in these days and age. But very nice anyway


Pobeda did the same 2 months ago on VQ-BWG

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by Viper911
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 747F were built without a SCD?
Replies: 51
Views: 14087

Re: How many 747F were built without a SCD?

Very interesting thread.... The JL machine is 32, not 23.... Correct, I keep making the same mistake. Very strange that a later built JAL 747F has been delivered without SCD. Correct list : - L/N 168, 747-230F for Lufthansa - L/N 209, 747-273C for World Airways - L/N 211, 747-273C for World Airways...

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by Viper911
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 747F were built without a SCD?
Replies: 51
Views: 14087

Re: How many 747F were built without a SCD?

I tried to find a left hand side picture of JA8123, without the SCD, but at all the pictures I could find, JA8123 was already modified with a SCD. To update my 747 archive, i'm searching for early photo's (clearly pictured without the SCD) of the following aircraft (via replies in this thread or by...

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by Viper911
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 747F were built without a SCD?
Replies: 51
Views: 14087

Re: How many 747F were built without a SCD?

JAL Cargo had JA8132 (B747-246F) without SCD. I tried to find a left hand side picture of JA8123, without the SCD, but at all the pictures I could find, JA8123 was already modified with a SCD. To update my 747 archive, i'm searching for early photo's (clearly pictured without the SCD) of the follow...

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by Viper911
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 747F were built without a SCD?
Replies: 51
Views: 14087

Re: How many 747F were built without a SCD?

Does anyone know how many 747-200F/400F/8Fs were built without a side cargo door. I know that all 747-100F/300Fs have a SCD. But how many 747-200F/400F/8Fs were built without a SCD and where only restricted to nose loading? Examples: 747-132SF with side cargo door but no nose door 2804574 747-273C ...

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by Viper911
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?
Replies: 29
Views: 5172

Re: A321 or 737-8 right size post covid?

Covid isn’t going to just kill humans desire to travel. Everything about the travel industry today suggests otherwise Most of the reduction is due to travel bans and limitations between countries or due to inner limitations such as mandatory quarantine, the moment the borders were reopened in Europ...

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by Viper911
Sat May 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 189216

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So, if the assertions are correct that a first approach and landing was performed with gear up, and the asserted staining and marks on the bottom of both engines from that photo are legit, that would imply that both engines skid across the runway during the gear up first approach attempted landing....

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by Viper911
Fri May 22, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 189216

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

So, if the assertions are correct that a first approach and landing was performed with gear up, and the asserted staining and marks on the bottom of both engines from that photo are legit, that would imply that both engines skid across the runway during the gear up first approach attempted landing....

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by Viper911
Fri May 22, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 189216

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Link to twitter with a video clip from a security camera. Plane was losing height quickly. Prayers for the victims and their families. Sad day. https://twitter.com/GFarooqi/status/1263858937138483200?s=20 I see deployed landing gear. Seeing the three wheels doesn’t necessary indicate that the gear ...

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by Viper911
Fri May 22, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 189216

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

On AVHerald, they are speculating that on the first approach the gear was not fully locked and the engines made contact with the ground, damaging them. This led them to flameout on the go-around, not fuel starvation. There is even a picture that allegedly shows the plane going around with the RAT d...

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by Viper911
Fri May 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 189216

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

On AVHerald, they are speculating that on the first approach the gear was not fully locked and the engines made contact with the ground, damaging them. This led them to flameout on the go-around, not fuel starvation. There is even a picture that allegedly shows the plane going around with the RAT d...

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by Viper911
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV
Replies: 14
Views: 7414

Re: Abandoned A330 parked at TLV

fcogafa wrote:
F-WTBW CN871 was a cancelled MRTT conversion and arrived at TLV March 2019



871 was F-WWCB

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by Viper911
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341490

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

RJ403 just executed a missed approach at BEY and now heading to LCA, does anyone has any idea if it is Corona related? weather seems normal for BEY. https://fr24.com/RJA403/2429f529 Viper911 Same trajectory is followed by MEA307, MEA419 and RAM247, all diverting to LCA. Nothing in the news or notam...

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by Viper911
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 341490

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

https://fr24.com/RJA403/2429f529

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RJ403 just executed a missed approach at BEY and now heading to LCA, does anyone has any idea if it is Corona related? weather seems normal for BEY.

https://fr24.com/RJA403/2429f529

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by Viper911
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 13052

Re: MEA new livery

Yea, the tree has to go, not a good look.. The cedar tree has been part of their livery since the airline was founded, the callsign is 'Cedar Jet', and the airline was founded for nationalistic purposes (Lebanon's flag has the cedar tree)... The cedar tree is extremely unlikely to go. However, this...

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 213927

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

...according Israeli minister of health, they decided to suspend all incoming flight from China to Israel. (link in Hebrew only for now) To be absolutely safe, this is what is needed, isn't it? Nobody cares who flies to China, providing they don't bring any passengers back! To some extent, but even...

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 213927

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

El Al suspended its flights to China for a period of two months. http://www.ynetnews.com/article/S1F7IMgzL Furthermore according Israeli minister of health, they decided to suspend all incoming flights from China to Israel. (link in Hebrew only for now) http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-566939...

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by Viper911
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 128565

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Per TMZ one of Kobe's daughters was also on board the helicopter.

RIP

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by Viper911
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

With all this info, my question is why was someone filming the night sky on their phone when the missile was fired? We see the entire sequence from launch to detonation. Not trying to spur any conspiracy theories, but why? Do you actually see the entire sequence? What you see on the video is a mere...

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If a missile hits a plane with a full tank, don't you think that the plane would explode immediately? Or become a fireball? In that video no such thing is visible. Also, why should anyone record a video of the dark black sky without any purpose? In my opinion, it's definitely fake. No. This isn't H...

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I’ve seen the alleged rocket impact video. Well... the bang was very loud, the rocket sound non existing. There needs to be some sort of rocket engine sound prior to the bang. For somebody who has never heard a SAM, the sound, the noise would catch your attention. Especially when out at night in re...

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

What's the launch range of one of those missiles and how prevalent are they outside military hands? Meaning, could it have been some rogue faction that shot it or could it only have been the Iran military? Range of a Tor missile is about 15 km and effective range is 1500 to 12000 meters. The system...

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I cannot verify location, but that is a surface to air intercept. A pretty big warhead too, it seems to be far more than a man carried rocket could have. What I don't know is where that was, when something was hit, or what was hit. Lightsaber Check out these coordinates in google maps: 35.489244, 5...

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Alleged video of a missile hitting the aircraft. Can't confirm the authenticity https://twitter.com/NarimanGharib/status/1215334836937928705 We need to wait for confirmation but this looks bad :/ I cannot verify location, but that is a surface to air intercept. A pretty big warhead too, it seems to...

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

This also stood out to me. The Reuters report quoted Canadian intelligence, and you can be sure that they were in contact with the Americans before coming to the conclusion the plane wasn’t shot down. One explanation for the revelations coming out today about satellite data is simple. It took time ...

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

We have some more information and verification of the Tor-M1 SAM system missile debris found. Context / surroundings of the ditch/wall where the missile was found - at the crash site: https://i.imgur.com/kmUOZ1A.jpg Also, Rouhani threatened another "Lockerbie" just 2 days ago : https://i....

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Thanks How noticeable would one of those missiles launched at night be to the public in the surrounding areas. Pretty noticeable: https://youtu.be/xP5mnkk41JE?t=47 Even more so at night I lived couple of years in Israel 1km away from an Iron Dome launch site and i can tell you from my own experienc...

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

mysfit wrote:
Viper911 wrote:

Smfurthermore the missile theory is denied so far.

Viper911


Not by everyone.
However unlikely, it remains a viable option.


It is a viable option no doubt about that.

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by Viper911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Hmm Now what country in the ME could possibly benefit by taking down a civilian aircraft especially if they could pin it on someone else? (And no I don't mean Iraq, Iran or the US) Yes, I know. I read too much fiction. So far no one pins this on anyone, no country came with any claim that the aircr...

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by Viper911
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://mobile.twitter.com/SBayatpour/status/1214981406797029377 Rewatching that video suggests that there must have been something major that kept the fire burning all the way down at that level of intensity. Especially the fact that it momentarily pulses brighter is almost impossible if it was a ...

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by Viper911
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

However a close pattern of multiple holes all with similar directions of travel would indicate a blast. I have seen my fair share of vehicles that have been hit by IED’s. Very similar pattern as what an air burst (proximity detonation) would do. After a quick search it looks like that a SA-15 uses ...

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by Viper911
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Iran refusing to hand over the black boxes.... Oh boy.... My suspicions are leaning to this aircraft having been enacted upon by a malicious external force. To whom exactly? Per ICAO, they are the first entity to conduct an investigation as the accident happened on their soil, so to whom they shoul...

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by Viper911
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Iran refusing to hand over the black boxes.... Oh boy.... My suspicions are leaning to this aircraft having been enacted upon by a malicious external force. To whom exactly? Per ICAO, they are the first entity to conduct an investigation as the accident happened on their soil, so to whom they shoul...

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by Viper911
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 300822

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

https://i.imgur.com/x0dbBvo.jpg Got a close up of that engine.The major hole is inconclusive because there's been impact damage.Some parts look turned in, some look turned out. There is a small hole where we have some metal peeled back (on the more silver band), again that peeling itself looks to b...

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by Viper911
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Israeli Air Force CH-53 destroyed by fire after emergency landing.
Replies: 0
Views: 809

Israeli Air Force CH-53 destroyed by fire after emergency landing.

According to the Israeli media, a CH-53 was engulfed in flames after an emergency landing in southern Israel supposedly due to an engine fire while in flight, fortunately all crew and the rest of the pax on board managed to get out before the helicopter was destroyed by the subsequent fire. Link to ...

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by Viper911
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no 2L boarding door option on aircraft with tail mounted engines?
Replies: 39
Views: 6564

Re: Why no 2L boarding door option on aircraft with tail mounted engines?

cschleic wrote:
longhauler wrote:


Tridents and IL-62s as well.


Add the TU-154 to the list as well. Having flown the 154 quite often in the 90s i remember that only once we boarded via 1L, rest of the time it was 2L.

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by Viper911
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often do freighters fly with max payload?
Replies: 30
Views: 4225

Re: How often do freighters fly with max payload?

I used to work 5 years for 5C, and on specific days and seasons we would dispatch the 744F with max or near max payload out of LGG, on others days the airplane was full off cargo (volumetric) yet no where close to its max payload capabilities. Max payload doesn't mean necessary max profit though, as...

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by Viper911
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best B787 livery ?
Replies: 23
Views: 3494

Re: Best B787 livery ?

I would say Air Tahiti Nui if we are talking airline wise.



El Al retro when it comes to a specific a/c



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by Viper911
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL
Replies: 195
Views: 74790

Re: Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Sorry if I missed this, but I’ve only read “hard landing” and “rough landing.” Can someone describe the type of landing that would cause this type of damage? For example, nose gear first or main and nose gear at the same time. Here is an example of an ANA 767 that suffered the same type of damage. ...

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by Viper911
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: anti-bird grading on engines
Replies: 11
Views: 2925

Re: anti-bird grading on engines

In the entire history of modern civil aviation we had what, just 2,3 cases of dual engine failure due to birds ingestion. Developing and certifying such a protection system, for an occurrence that happens once per X millions of flights is just not economical. It's far more practical to develop and i...

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by Viper911
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Community” airport status
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: “Community” airport status

And doesn't "International" mean that the airport has some sort of FIS facility, not that this is usable by scheduled flights, it could be just for general aviation, as indeed could the entire airport. International airport is just an airport that has customs and immigration facilities th...

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