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by Draken21fx
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4293

Re: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?

No they can convert as many as they can afford. Just monitor the airport at Oscoda, the conversions were done there. And how much Bussiness they can attract outside of the USA. The Aussies are more than happy to contract heavy tankers. Same with various South American countries. Let’s+see what the ...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet
Replies: 500
Views: 88913

Re: Emirates Retires First A380

I still wonder why no airline has managed to make the A380 work as a low-cost cattle class plane? An all-economy seating A380 can host 853 passengers. Around $30 per km in fuel. ATH to SIN is about 5621km, making fuel costs around $168630. Divided by 853 it would mean $197 as a minimum ticket price...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First electrical airplane in the world certified !
Replies: 53
Views: 7014

Re: First electrical airplane in the world certified !

It will be a hit with all the flying schools out there and it will drop the costs I guess.

I know it is far fetched but do we know the minimum charging times from 0% to 100%.

Edit: To reply my question on the max charger of 20 kW a bit more than 1h to fully charge them.

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by Draken21fx
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11339

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

I wonder what happened here... So basically a flight arrived and 12 out of 91 were tested positive. All of them will quarantine in hotels on the expense of the Greek government. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/covid-19-greece-quarantines-all-passengers-from-qatar-flight A few hours la...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11339

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

I wonder what happened here... So basically a flight arrived and 12 out of 91 were tested positive. All of them will quarantine in hotels on the expense of the Greek government. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/covid-19-greece-quarantines-all-passengers-from-qatar-flight A few hours lat...

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by Draken21fx
Thu May 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.
Replies: 25
Views: 3254

Re: Wizz Air (finally) announces LCA base.

The Emirates route to Larnaca is shared with Malta. I very much doubt that Larnaca is able to support a 777 to Dubai on its own There used to be a 2x weekly (if I remember correctly) Malta - Paphos Ryanair flights as well before the recent developments so I guess there is some traffic between the t...

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by Draken21fx
Sat May 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154243

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Out of curiosity if the gear was not down and the plane did impact the runway wouldnt: a. We have pics of the runway itself (especially seeing that the passenger list already leaked)? b. Have some more damage on the fuselage especially towards the rear of the plane (potentially tail strike as it tr...

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by Draken21fx
Fri May 22, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154243

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Out of curiosity if the gear was not down and the plane did impact the runway wouldnt: a. We have pics of the runway itself (especially seeing that the passenger list already leaked)? b. Have some more damage on the fuselage especially towards the rear of the plane (potentially tail strike as it tri...

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by Draken21fx
Fri May 22, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154243

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

ATC recording has pilot saying he lost an engine: https://twitter.com/breakingavnews/status/1263793483141218304 Dont know how genuine the recording is and I am not really good with accents but I get the impression the pilot says: "We lost engine s " not engine (which is pretty important d...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12205

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

Interesting plane. Does anyone know the config of it as it seems to be a combi with the seats on the back (?) Its been a few years but when I saw it it was a majority cargo configuration with about 30 seats in the front in a 3-3 config. Why would they have the windows in the back if the seating is ...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12205

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

Interesting plane. Does anyone know the config of it as it seems to be a combi with the seats on the back (?)

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by Draken21fx
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336538

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

Malta is isolating completely as of Saturday. Only cargo, humanitarian and repatriation flights will be allowed effectively meaning that the island is isolated from the rest of the world with no one coming in or going out. https://news.yahoo.com/malta-stop-incoming-flights-saturday-085939181.html I ...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US increases EU aircraft tariffs to 15%
Replies: 167
Views: 4381

Re: US increases tariffs to 15%

I wonder what justification is being used for the hike? Probably that the current tariffs aren't working. Airbus hopes that USTR’s position will change, especially when the WTO will authorize the EU to impose tariffs on Boeing aircraft, including the 737Max, 787 and 777 aircraft in the May/June tim...

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by Draken21fx
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64631

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

Congrats to Airbus. The A330 is an amazing aircraft from a passenger’s perspective. It’s also liked by flight attendants. Because I am genuinely curious can you please elaborate on the last part of your sentence as to why the neo is liked by flight crew? Is it the case for the 350 or 787 and if not...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

In the times that we live you have to triple check everything. The person behind the twitter account lives in California (if his profile and the TV news pics are to be trusted), the account was opened only recently and from a quick search I can find no trace of him on social media. I would take it ...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Someone on Twiiter posted a picture of a Surface-to-air missile wreck, claiming it was taken from the crash site. Reverse search did not find any other similar images that were previously posted, so the image may be recent, but it has not yet been confirmed that it was taken near the crash site. ht...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

How is Ethiopia less advanced than Iran? I believe Ethiopia had to send their MAX recorders to France for reading. The Ethiopian crash was much more violent and the black boxes were badly damaged. This might or might not be the case in this accident but at least from the first images it seems that ...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Hmm - an interesting state of affairs, not sure how accurate. There are reports of 63 Canadians having been being onboard. https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/63-canadians-killed-in-plane-crash-near-tehran-ukrainian-official-1.4757783 Not really. It was mentioned earlier in the thread that there is a con...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Thanks zeke and osiris30. Do we know the condition of them?

Does Iran have the capability of extracting the data?

In regards to weather I guess icing is excluded right?

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by Draken21fx
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293135

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Two stupid questions but I guess the black box has not been recovered yet cause we would have heard news of it.

Also what was the weather at the time of the crash sub 0c? I know it is pretty chilly at the moment.

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by Draken21fx
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 190421

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

IMO not for all airlines. Ryaniar don't want to introduce the MAX in the summer, because it's their busiest season. And pushing back deliveries of the MAX200 for Ryanair frees up delivery capacity for other airlines. That would be an uncharacteristically strange move from MOL, or an extremely expen...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 98
Views: 12356

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020

Any news on SKG airport "redevelopment". When is it planned to finish? The situation last time I passed by was awful. Overcrowded facilities. No place to sit etc. Topping my list of worst airports I have been to.

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by Draken21fx
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bushfires in Australia
Replies: 127
Views: 6148

Re: Bushfires in Australia

This article discusses potential further aircraft that ‘could’ be utilised from overseas.. Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/firefighting-aircraft-in-mothballs-overseas-while-country-burns-20191228-p53naw.html From the article: “He said an aircraft worth testing was the Bombardier CL-415, a t...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight
Replies: 43
Views: 7928

Re: Ryanair UK Boeing 737-800 11 minute PUF-LDE flight

Once I was on a Ryanair flight which had a tech stop in Stansted and arrived to Luton around 45 mins late. We actually stayed on the plane and flew STN-LTN, pretty interesting.

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by Draken21fx
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738601

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended

How can you be so sure the MAX will fly again? Do you have information we don't? The problem the MAX faces is not that unheard off. You can always kill the additional lift at high AoA with some strakes or vortex generators to disturb the airflow on the lift creating parts. This comes with a full bu...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738601

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Workers can collect unemployment, take overdue vacations, possibly allowed to draw on sick leave, there may be a fair amount of training to catch up on. A lot of workers have second jobs they do or can do. Workers and Boeing are fairly sure at this time that work will resume. A lay-off which could ...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738601

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

new WSJ reporting this evening: https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-weighs-cutting-or-halting-737-max-production-11576448990 (it's not behind a paywall at this point) Being reported that halting production is preferred option. :shock: Ouch....thats bad news for Boeing. Let's see what they announce ...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 738601

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

new WSJ reporting this evening: Boeing is considering either halting or further cutting production of the 737 MAX amid growing uncertainty over the troubled airplane’s return to service and could disclose a decision as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter. https://www.wsj.co...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?
Replies: 81
Views: 14840

Re: Why the Lone Ranger mask on the new Airbus'?

Wait, isn't it "Airbii"? The plural of bus is buses - “Look at those two green buses over there.” As opposed to “Look at those two green bii over there.” The plural of Airbus is Airbuses while the possessive is Airbus’s Isnt it Airbus' (without the s)? Also it has been explained with fact...

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by Draken21fx
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR
Replies: 37
Views: 9318

Re: Air Malta to begin long haul services with 2 A321XLR

It's not such a bad idea, if they make it that far. Between North Africa, Greece, Italy including Sicily and Sardena, there's a lot of connecting traffic potential from NYC, especially as a seasonal Summer route. I could see them operate to NYC in the Summer and India in the Winter, hence only 2 ai...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?
Replies: 114
Views: 4203

Re: Tesla Truck: What the Hell?

Have no idea about cars. Always a motorbike person but I am very curious what score the Cybertruck will achieve on pedestrian collision tests. I know that a lot of work has gone into bonnets and front bumpers to mitigate the risk to pedestrians (and bikers) but this thing seems to be designed to cho...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Situation @Schiphol: Accidental trigger cockpit emergency distress
Replies: 105
Views: 13464

Re: Situation @Schiphol

Seems like a good/organised reaction by all emergency services. Hopefully wont be needed again...ever, including false alarms.

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by Draken21fx
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138251

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

looks like Ryanair had to ground 3 737s due to the issue Indeed. Artcile here with more details. http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/boeing-737-cracks-ryanair-grounds-three-planes-due-to-cracking-between-wing-and-fuselage/ar-AAJUQKo?ocid=ientp And the original here https://www.theguardian.com/busin...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause
Replies: 34
Views: 7411

Re: Ryanair to cut Hamburg (and others) -- cites 737MAX issues as cause

Ryanair is leaving due to the new German eco tax and higher social cost for employees based in Germany. Didn’t Ryanair shift all it’s French, Italian and French bases to Malta Air to employ crews under local contracts? How can they? Ryanair is moving only 10 additional aircrafts to Malta Air I beli...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?

Ozair wrote:
Makes one wonder if the decision to forego the F-35 for the S-400 by Turkey is such a wise idea…




Worth noting that none of the countries bordering Turkey operate F-35s nor are close on getting them. 4th generation fighters best case scenario.

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by Draken21fx
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 160656

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Google is your friend, if it is already available. The only honorable way is to step down for Boris Johnson, so we know he won't do that. But it is going to be slightly harder to force a no-deal Brexit for him. He might try to prorogue parliament again, but this time for 15 days or so, at the begin...

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by Draken21fx
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 160656

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Dutchy wrote:
Ye, unlawful, so the speaker of the house can reconvene Parliament. It turns out Parliament wasn't prorogued after all.


He is already on the case.

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by Draken21fx
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?
Replies: 94
Views: 19305

Re: Can a pilot fly another airline's aircraft in an emergency?

I think they would make announcements in this order: "Are there any pilots from our airline on board?" "Are there any pilots that know how to fly a 747?" "Are there any pilots on board at all?" "Is there anyone here that has played Flight Simulator a lot?" &q...

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by Draken21fx
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 160656

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Of course there no solution alavalibe because the only other solution is technological, for which the EU has already ruled out, the only other solution is give up NI and no PM will ever suggest that as that would be political suicide, and that is also really the only solution the EU will accept. Ge...

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by Draken21fx
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox
Replies: 2565
Views: 160656

Re: Brexit part 7: The Frog who Aspired to Become as Big as the Ox

Mr. Johnson went to Luxembourgh and he got lunch. The first meeting between Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker has not produced anything worthwhile. The British Prime Minister did not come up with a solution for the biggest bottleneck for Brexit: the solution for the border between Ireland and N...

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by Draken21fx
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays
Replies: 38
Views: 11702

Easyjet flight flown by an off-duty pilot going on holidays

Nice story for a change. Due to the French ATC strikes Easyjet was facing multiple delays hence a pilot who was actually flying as a passenger volunteered to fly the plane to Alicante where another standby pilot would be called for the flight back. Win-win situation I guess. https://www.businessinsi...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grounding Indian A320neos with PW engines in India will have consequences: DGCA
Replies: 27
Views: 8878

Re: Grounding A320neos will have consequences: DGCA

DL747400 wrote:
Why does it seem as though India has been struggling much more than other countries to handle the latest in aviation airframe and engine technology?


In regards to engines I believe it is due to atmospheric pollution.

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by Draken21fx
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QS 737-800 Flies for Nearly 2 1/2 Hours with One Engine Out
Replies: 59
Views: 17710

Re: Smartwings flies 737-800 for almost 2'n'Half hours single engine..!??

... BTW a poster (a hungarian ATCO) on avherald states that they flew over Serbia and Hungary without even advising ATC that they had an engine failure. Not to doubt the Hungarian poster but how can they not advise when they asked for a FL240 for the whole overflight? Wouldnt that raise questions f...

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by Draken21fx
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?
Replies: 39
Views: 12320

Re: Potential Turkish F-35 Replacement?

... ... Ultimately Turkey is keen for a domestic aircraft, the TF-X, but this is still on the drawing board and I personally don't have confidece Turkey has the ability to build it but if the Turkish Government is happy for the Air Force to contract for a few years waiting may be worth it. Noting a...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 6190

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

After the deal between the EU and Turkey in 18th March 2016 that number was cut by 90% so as you can understand the problem is more political than anything. At the moment Turkey is hosting around 4mil refugees. It’s not even about numbers as much, it’s about basic order and respect to the law in Eu...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 6190

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

Are you implying EU should invade Turkey? The prob is far more complex and political than you think... Most of those migrants are coming from Africa, setting sail off the shores of Libya. And European liberal NGOs are working hard there. There are 2 steps that will drastically reduce the inflow. A)...

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by Draken21fx
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants
Replies: 95
Views: 6190

Re: EU plan to distribute refugees / migrants

Just turn the boats away from Europe tow them back to where they cam from. I’d also send in special forces to sink them in port before the migrants use them. Shooting the smugglers would also be a good start, they’re little more then pirates praying on human misery. Are you implying EU should invad...

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by Draken21fx
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21136

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Interior shots below: https://imgur.com/PKpxKtt https://imgur.com/4HJKhsw https://imgur.com/0z1zouB Excellent pics, thanks a lot! :thumbsup: Looks like new times are coming and A321LR plus XLR will be the planes making the new era exciting! :stirthepot: Thats a strange J class sitting. Is it 1-2-1?...

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