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by log0008
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 416
Views: 45676

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

https://www.iasc.gov.au/applications/files/20190916_PUBLIC_VERSION_QF_Application_Japan.pdf Just read through the application and I found it funny how Qantas is so determined to stop VA from being allocated the slot. TBH majority would probably prefer QF being rewarded those slots, especially Melbo...

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by log0008
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 416
Views: 45676

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

China Southern Melbourne A380 officially loaded China Southern Airlines in last week’s schedule update filed aircraft changes for Guangzhou – Melbourne route, which sees the addition of Airbus A380 service. From Guangzhou, the A380 will operate on 1 of 3 daily flights, from 10JAN20 to 13FEB20. CZ343...

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by log0008
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 13845

Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport

Reports on social media that an Air China A330 has been damaged by fire are PEK. Fire reported having begun in the fwd cargo hold. Rego appears to be B-5958 which had landed from Sinagpore https://i.imgur.com/2quFW5q.jpg Video https://twitter.com/airplusnews_EN/status/1166287552153870336

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by log0008
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66466

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Asiana Airlines will be operating a once a week MEL-ICN charter service from 27/12- 21/2 schedule is: OZ6037 0730 OZ6047 0900 Friday 777

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by log0008
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66466

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

VietJet Air has signed a MOU with AVV. Hopefully, this will be Avalons second of many international services. Note, however, Brisbane also has a MOU with Vietjet but we haven't heard anything. Also aware of 2 our carriers which Avalon are in talks with. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/vie...

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by log0008
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66466

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

https://twitter.com/FATIIIAviation/stat ... 09728?s=20


QF, EK, QR, SQ, MH and CZ will all operate the A380 to Melbourne during this period, if only we still had EY!
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qf789 wrote:
CZ321/344 CAN-MEL, A388 operating 10 Jan to 13 Feb 20

https://twitter.com/FATIIIAviation/stat ... 09728?s=20


QF, EK, QR, SQ, MH and CZ will all operate the A380 to Melbourne during this period, if only we still had EY!

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by log0008
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 66466

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

BHP have exclusive rights to about 75 seats per flight on the MEL-BME-MEL flight, it won't be downgraded to JQ for that reason.

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by log0008
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3365

Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqreFRH_yPQ&t=
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Watching a live stream of landings at Heathrow earlier and SHT13H/BA1327 A319 (G-EUPT) from Newcastle came very close to hitting its left wing tip on the runway during a hairy crosswind landing.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqreFRH_yPQ&t=

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by log0008
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61823

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Internal talk at the moment is 12 to QF, 12 to JQ Australia - remaining to Jetstar Asia/Pacific/Japan

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by log0008
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87569

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Wow a 777 freighter conversion program is big news - exciting!

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by log0008
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61823

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Was a little bit of talk earlier about what will happen with the SYD-HND and fact HND can't really use the A380. Lot of different rumors about how QF will handle it but talk has been splitting the flight between HND and NRT. Like a 789 to HND with the premium config, then either 330 or even 380 on a...

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61823

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://twitter.com/miami_rick/status/1 ... 9517682688
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Miami Ricks (twitter pilot) has some awesome cockpit footage of 744 Atlas Freighter coming into the Sydney today

https://twitter.com/miami_rick/status/1 ... 9517682688

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12722

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

hic787 wrote:
log0008 wrote:
I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96


Source?


I'll just Melbourne airport source and no not just a rampy

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 61823

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96. Announcement to be made immediately after JV is officially approved.

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21647

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96. Announcement to be made immediately after JV is officially approved.

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12722

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21647

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Initial plan i've heard is QF - BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD, AA MEL-LAX replacing the QF95-96 and making it daily.

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by log0008
Fri May 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9537

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

I suggest some people watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNvzZfsC13o The simple fact is that using batteries is going to be near impossible for aviation thanks to weight, remembering that even if batteries could be reduced to a weight similar to fuel for energy output the aircraft cou...

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by log0008
Thu May 16, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9537

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

1. Aviation is growing as fast as ever, right now even the take up of electric cars is small and in most cases isn't actually about climate change but other reasons such as the Tesla factor or efficiency. Plus with the majority of our electricity coming from coal anyway its not actually doing much. ...

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by log0008
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67685

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Disappointed QF didn't opt for MEL-KIX which has been mentioned internally but SYD-CTS sure is interesting. I'm also disappointed that QANTAS didn't opt for a route which would've less profitable than the one they did. They should launch flights from Adelaide to Laos. KIX MEL is only a mater of tim...

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by log0008
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67685

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Disappointed QF didn't opt for MEL-KIX which has been mentioned internally but SYD-CTS sure is interesting.

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by log0008
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67685

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Selling flights from Royal Brunei might not be an issue soon, hearing high level talks going to to ban carrier from Melbourne, lead by the state government. Errrr, I'm not sure state government has any authority to do that. Meanwhile, state government did, I believe, subsidise the start of BI servi...

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by log0008
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67685

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Selling flights from Royal Brunei might not be an issue soon, hearing high level talks going to to ban carrier from Melbourne, lead by the state government.

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by log0008
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719983

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

To me it looks like the crash site is located here: 8°52'38.04"N 39°15'4.28"E This is approximatley 18NM to the southeast of the last FR24 data point. I have looked at different pictures and videos of the crash site. The Street pattern, the small canyon or ravine and the hill with trees i...

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by log0008
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719983

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I have been reading this thread like many of us day & night. There's one thing I haven't seen considered. If MCAS is about countering a "predicted stall" and the pilots were already reporting "air speed trouble" .... could it have kicked in purely because the plane though it...

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719983

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No, it does not. The transponder data is AMSL. Airport is at 7600 feet so the aircraft never climbed more than 1000 feet. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1104676048317362177 Look at the graph: * Blue line represents altitude; * Blue line starts a 0 ft altitude, so clearly that is AGL; * Bl...

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719983

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per avherald: "The last transponder data were received from position N9.027 E39.153 about 21nm east of Addis Ababa at FL086. Terrain elevation at that point is 8130 feet MSL, FL086 corrected for QNH indicates the aircraft was flying at 8173 feet MSL at that position." Pretty safe to say t...

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719983

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

150 lives, hundreds of family members / friends have a deeply dark day & their lives changed forever. Very sad. We don't know nothing yet. Statically at 9000ft and 390 kts you are pretty save to work out eventualities. Except sudden catastrophic events. The black boxes will tell us soon, they a...

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719983

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Must say i'm surprised we don't have any details or photos yet - the area isn't overly remove with plenty of small villages and farms.

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719983

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Note: Addis Ababa airport has an elevation of 7656ft, the flight only reached 1000ft AGL based on FR24 data of 8600ft.

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719983

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If I was a 737Max operator i'd be having some serious discussions right now.

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by log0008
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 76229

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Why are we still allowing this mob to even land in Australia?. CASA, the NTSB and Government will have blood on their hands one day soon. If you read the links the NTSB didnt even investigate https://www.facebook.com/1580734692199543/posts/2377515672521437?sfns=mo “EDIT - As some people are wrongly...

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by log0008
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

As for the pilot hitching a ride, I have serious doubts that would have happened. I mean, let's face the reality. Colgan Air 3407. Read the NSTB report and see what the reality is. Or watch Air Crash Investigations for the same accident. The crew were New York based but the F/O lived in Seattle and...

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by log0008
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I have to ask since I really dont know. Are there fire suppression systems on cargo aircraft, like the kinds they have in cargo holds of airliners? I know the possibility of a fire remains low on the suspected list of potential causes, but it now has me wondering. As for the pilot hitching a ride, ...

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The aircraft in the dailymail video is most certainly this coastguard chopper

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

NTSB has confirmed that they have CCTV footage of the aircrafts final moments

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

In a loss of control situation? No. If you can't aviate, you're sure as hell not able to communicate. I thought a pilot only has to press a button on the control stick, which he already holds in his hand while flying manually, before he can speak in the microphone of his headset, which is already i...

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

https://twitter.com/PTZtv/status/1099523727744655360
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Video of aircraft taxing for departure

https://twitter.com/PTZtv/status/1099523727744655360

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

is an electrical failure occurred resulting in no transponder we wouldn't have any FR24 data?

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

just had a listen to the live atc recording, the last message from them was 'ok' - only 50 seconds later approach gets no response to "Giant 3591 Houston Approach?", 35 seconds after that another controller asks for anyone picking up an ELT. http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kiah/KIAH-App-...

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Visual representation of the final minutes of FR24 data, thanks to EDDTSpotter on twitter.

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

only reason i can think of that makes sense is that they knew they were doomed and didnt want to hurt anyone on the ground. More likely the turn was to avoid weather, which is what they wanted from ATC. GF Doubtful. That turn is sudden and intentional... not ATC instructed. This looks like a turn t...

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by log0008
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Just another bit of interesting info from FR24 data, even in the rapid final decent the aircraft remained on a 275 heading the whole way down. For me the main point about the left turn is that it was before the loss of control started, the decent rate was around 2300fpm before, during and after the ...

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by log0008
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Having a very quick look at the flight radar raw data Turn from 330 to 240 started at around 2019-02-23 18:37:32Z @ 8750ft and 2300fpm Aircraft continued descending at around 2300fpm until 18:38:40Z @ 6150ft Aircraft then climbed/remained level until 18:38:46Z at which point it descended rapidly, wi...

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by log0008
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Note the left turn towards they bay about 2 mins before impact is not part of the standard approach the aircraft was on. Dispute a number of aircraft including UAL1788 flying the same route right after GTI3591 no others made that turn. https://i.imgur.com/aejIh61.gif That could imply they knew they...

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by log0008
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388358

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Note the left turn towards they bay about 2 mins before impact is not part of the standard approach the aircraft was on. Dispute a number of aircraft including UAL1788 flying the same route right after GTI3591 no others made that turn.

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by log0008
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70368

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Its time to charge anyone caught using a done within 5km of an airport to be charged with recklessly endangering an aircraft or what ever offence each country has, which is normally used if someone was to run at the cockpit or claim to have a bomb. Carries a 15 year maximum in most Australian states...

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by log0008
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47555

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

There really isn't much you can do to deal with the weather however Sydney and Melbourne are getting more and more effected because they now operate so close to runway capacity (especially during the peak morning and evening) that it becomes impossible to clear the backlog, once Melbourne eventually...

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