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by djvalume
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM
Replies: 48
Views: 9954

Re: Kuwait Airways 777 unusual (wrong go around?) landing at EHAM

Assuming you have the authorization to do so. For example United 787 have HUDs yet we are not authorized to hand fly anything below CAT 1 mins. Is there a 777 out there that has a HUD....the X probably does.....but I gurantee that Kuwait 777 doesn’t. I don’t know. Haven’t been digging into the poss...

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by djvalume
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Crew yearly flight limit
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Re: CC yearly flight limit

In EU the limit for pilots (and cabin crew - CC - alike) the limits (amongst a few others are as follows: 100 in the last 28 days, 900 per calendar year * (Jan 1st through Dec 31st) << OR >> 1000 in the last rolling year (ie today is June 13th,2020, therefore no more than 1000 since June 14th, 2019 ...

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by djvalume
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Wizzair (W6) en route to TSE
Replies: 19
Views: 3724

Re: 3 Wizzair (W6) en route to TSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj0FCl5h1AA
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These are China humanitarian flights.

Today 2 repatriation flights returned to BUD. They flew BUD-KEF-JFK-LAX-JFK-KEF-BUD and BUD-KEF-YYZ-MIA-ORD-YYZ-KEF-BUD

The a/c were HA-LVE and HA-LVC both A21N (A321 Neo)

here's the arrival into ORD yesterday:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj0FCl5h1AA

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by djvalume
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337674

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

WZZ is doing a series of humanitarian flights from BUD to China.

Currently HA-LVH is on its way to PVG via fuel stop in TSE... flight is live on FR24

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by djvalume
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?
Replies: 44
Views: 5789

Re: 3 inflight crew members instead of 4? Will airlines remove seats?

The additional seats can just be blocked.. same deal as when a CA gets sick off base... pax count is limited to 150 even though there's 189 actual seats

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by djvalume
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malev Tu-154B-2 BUD
Replies: 12
Views: 2566

Re: Malev Tu-154B-2 BUD

It's an airside display piece (not in the museum, even though the museum has its own). It gets towed to one of the gates/bridges from time to time and then goes back to the front of the inflatable hangar by threshold 31L. Nostalgia would be my guess for keeping it and moving it around, I've never se...

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by djvalume
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7992

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cb198d9


Some bushes (prior to the mound that refused to move) are getting trimmed by the gear as well, from the looks of it
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djvalume wrote:
gives new meaning to "too low, gear".

at least everyone walked out of it in 1 piece
http://avherald.com/h?article=4cb198d9


Some bushes (prior to the mound that refused to move) are getting trimmed by the gear as well, from the looks of it

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by djvalume
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash
Replies: 32
Views: 7992

Re: Video of 8/2019 DC-6 Crash

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cb198d9
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gives new meaning to "too low, gear"

at least everyone walked out of it in 1 piece

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cb198d9

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by djvalume
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?
Replies: 65
Views: 13095

Re: IndiGo’s A320neo Engine problems are of its own making; will Airbus now claim compensation?

I am yet to know any operator (regardless of a/c manufacturor: boeing, airbus, embraer, you name it) that climbs in partial CLB power.

Now if you do MCT climbs each and every time you're just asking for trouble.

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by djvalume
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.
Replies: 26
Views: 4030

Re: Blue Panorama becomes Luke Air.

Antarius wrote:
Luke, use the force

It looks like someone used too much of the "force" when designing the livery

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by djvalume
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 910
Views: 117393

Re: Wizz Air News & Expansion

EIBPI wrote:
Some news from Vienna is also expected today.


3 more aircraft

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by djvalume
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 35672

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

bhill wrote:
Ya know, John Deere will sell that farmer a MUCH MUCH cheaper combine.....

Just Sayin'

He didn't buy it... it just fell from the sky...

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by djvalume
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 16130

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

Cointrin330 wrote:
My vote would be victorville.

Too funny! Good one!! :)

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by djvalume
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 7315

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

That's a big No-No at my airline and I really doubt it is allowed anywhere else.

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by djvalume
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 23
Views: 10608

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Exit sign fell right off... That’s what I noticed too. I *guessing* it didn’t fall off but instead something bumped into it and knocked it off. If it fell off that is some pretty violent turbulence and poor design. From the video it doesn't look like it's broken/smashed from being hit... I'd expect...

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by djvalume
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence
Replies: 23
Views: 10608

Re: Emirates A380 encounters heavy turbulence

Exit sign fell right off...

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by djvalume
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11485

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

If memory serves me right, WOW's original business plan worked quite well with the A320 family and made a good chunk of profit... but all went south quickly when they changed their business plan and introduced the A330 into the mix

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by djvalume
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4246

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

. Never flown a heavy but I can imagine it would be similar to most Jets, they're slippery and you can slow down or go down but not both at the same time. Actually you can, Normally on the A320/A321 we do Flaps 2 and speed 180-185-ish combined with speed brakes and gear down if you really need it.....

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by djvalume
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?
Replies: 20
Views: 4246

Re: Emirates 209 Tonight - Go Around ?

. Never flown a heavy but I can imagine it would be similar to most Jets, they're slippery and you can slow down or go down but not both at the same time. Actually you can, Normally on the A320/A321 we do Flaps 2 and speed 180-185-ish combined with speed brakes and gear down if you really need it.....

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by djvalume
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 49
Views: 9947

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

Correct me if I'm wrong but the FAA restriction on not using Iranian airspace would only apply to US airlines and maybe flights to or from the US? Surely they'd have no say on what other airlines do when flying to other destinations? The FAA's restriction only applies to "N" registerd air...

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by djvalume
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 49
Views: 9947

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

Iraqi airspace is open and actually a bit shorter than via Iran if going to/from the ME3 hubs/regions. My company has been using Iraq instead Iran for over a month now when we fly to DWC. The only "recommendation" was to keep wx radar on at all times in Iraqi airspace regardless of weather...

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by djvalume
Fri May 31, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH D-ABVU (B744) hard landing at PHL
Replies: 24
Views: 9449

Re: LH D-AVBU (B744) hard landing at PHL

AirlineCritic wrote:
What plexiglass is there in a cowling?


None :)

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by djvalume
Sat May 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is this Turkish Airlines new uniforms?
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

Re: Is this Turkish Airlines new uniforms?

Might have been?

Why the doubt?

It's TK's own channel, the video was released 2 days ago and it's title is literally "New Cabin Uniforms Backstage - Turkish Airlines"

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by djvalume
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Panagra's 2-letter code?
Replies: 19
Views: 2325

Re: Panagra's 2-letter code?

https://airportsinsider.com/airlines/un ... ra-airways
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I searched for panagra iata code and came up with 7E not PY...

https://airportsinsider.com/airlines/un ... ra-airways

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by djvalume
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of rear Engine T-Tails
Replies: 14
Views: 3523

Re: The Future of rear Engine T-Tails

PatrickZ80 wrote:
It's only a matter of time before the first business jet with underwing engines is being built.


While airliner derivatives the BBJ and ACJ are sold as business jets.

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by djvalume
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD
Replies: 54
Views: 10724

Re: Owl found resting in Virgin 737 engine at SYD

It was doing a bird strike inspection!

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by djvalume
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18619

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

gatibosgru wrote:
That's one long 737!

My initial thoughts exactly!

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by djvalume
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1113
Views: 184860

Re: WOW Air/Indigo talks collapse, talks with Icelandair started

Why would they want to acquire all that debt when they can just turn their back, let them die and then cover the routes themselves if they wished...

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by djvalume
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding
Replies: 36
Views: 11867

Re: Returning jets from the graveyard after a fleet grounding

Hi, Returning an A/C from the desert isn't as simple as that.. first it would have to be stored in a specific manner under specific conditions for a potential return to service with the same airline or with another after a sale... this is usually done when a frame still has some life left in it and ...

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by djvalume
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52
Replies: 26
Views: 8601

Re: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52

Seen her in DTM a while back... it was a cool sight. I wish I would've gotten to ride it... too late now I guess.

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by djvalume
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 14115

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

Could passengers legally be carried on jump seats instead of their assigned ones? And where would the cabin crew sit for takeoff and landing then? They must man the exits. Actually yes. There would still be a seated CA between you and the door. My wife and I flew on jumpseats on a LH 744 (FRA-MIA),...

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by djvalume
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair fancy landing @LHR [video]
Replies: 17
Views: 6947

Re: Icelandair fancy landing @LHR [video]

32andBelow wrote:
He freaking bounced bruh

Yep, tried to grease it at too much speed/energy. Seems to have missed the TDZ as well...

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by djvalume
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: close call LH vs AV? ATC Issue??
Replies: 26
Views: 5035

Re: close call LH vs AV? ATC Issue??

flyinTLow wrote:
cougar15 wrote:
"QNH 10 decimal 13 millibars"



way too funny

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by djvalume
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.
Replies: 44
Views: 10477

Re: Breaking: UN issues mandate to lift Iran sanctions on civil aviation.

Don't mean to deviate the topic, but theoretically would North Korea be able to do the same in regard to their aircraft?

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by djvalume
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air launching STN-LJU
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Wizz Air launching STN-LJU

With the aircraft originating from Stansted and flying back there from Ljubljana at 1am, does that mean there will be a Wizzair Airbus being based at Stansted?! There are no current plans to open STN base and with LTN so close makes it unlikely. I would expect another STN route to be announced, thu...

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by djvalume
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 6509

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

I've recently done line training with an ex AB D.E.C. and according to him they had poor to no cost control... One example is after the LTU merger they insisted on having 2 identical Operation Control Centers (OCC). One was in Düsseldorf and the other in Berlin and on top of the costs of manning and...

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by djvalume
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A330 flying for BA?
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Qatar A330 flying for BA?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-acg

Is BA short on a/c or has one gone tech somewhere? I was just a little surprised to see it.
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Hi everyone,

It seems A7-ACG, a QR A332 is flying MCT - LHR - MCT as BA79/80 since July 26th.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/a7-acg

Is BA short on a/c or has one gone tech somewhere? I was just a little surprised to see it.

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by djvalume
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico 787 during 2017 earthquake
Replies: 6
Views: 2132

Re: Aeromexico 787 during 2017 earthquake

mwhcvt wrote:
chocks to be enough to prevent that degree of movement,


Generally yes, but remember: during an earthquake the chocks are doing the salsa as well.

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by djvalume
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5819

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

For what it's worth, if memory serves me right, they came with the TWA merger and when they left AA some went to the desert and some to a Canadian LCC that went bust... 3 of the "canadian" ones ended up at my previous operator V3 - Carpatair of Romania (and are still flying as far as I kn...

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by djvalume
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA F-100 Fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 5819

Re: AA F-100 Fleet

For what it's worth, if memory serves me right, they came with the TWA merger and when they left AA some went to the desert and some to a Canadian LCC that went bust... 3 of the "canadian" ones ended up at my previous operator V3 - Carpatair of Romania (and are still flying as far as I kno...

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by djvalume
Fri May 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Illuminated Tail: how and why?
Replies: 25
Views: 4917

Re: Illuminated Tail: how and why?

For the A320 (family) it's embeded in the horizontal stabilizer

They mostly serve for brand recognition.

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by djvalume
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero
Replies: 71
Views: 9006

Re: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero

Hi guys, long time reader, first time poster...

Can't help but think that the Wright brothers would be more appropriate for the first US figure on their tails...

Just my $0.02

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