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by nema
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Large fly past
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Large fly past

Yes, the island of Jersey, part of the Channel Isles.

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by nema
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Large fly past
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Large fly past

Yes, the island of Jersey, part of the Channel Isles.

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by nema
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Large fly past
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Large fly past

At around 20.30 hrs today, some 30 aircraft flew due East over the island of Jersey. I assume military because no port or starboard lights. No noise either but that could be wind direction. Nothing on flight tracker either. Anyone got ideas who these were, a tad eerie in these times.

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by nema
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Diversion Range?
Replies: 3
Views: 2317

787 Diversion Range?

Had a long flight on a TUI 787 on Thursday, TOM493 diverted due to the troubles over Pakistan. We were flying from LKG (Langkawi) to BHX (Birmingham UK). The flight time increased by around 2 hours from 12 to 14 hours as we took a longer 'avoiding' route. I managed to catch the captain after the fli...

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by nema
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Leaving A Phone Switched On Be Dangerous?
Replies: 45
Views: 7391

RE: Can Leaving A Phone Switched On Be Dangerous?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TheFlyingDisk" class="quote" target="_blank">TheFlyingDisk</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>When you mean switched off, do y...

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by nema
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Leaving A Phone Switched On Be Dangerous?
Replies: 45
Views: 7391

Can Leaving A Phone Switched On Be Dangerous?

Ive read different articles on why we are asked to switch mobile phones off before take off. I know that in the past there have been serious issues where they have caused interference with flight instruments but i also hear nowadays that instruments are shielded, yet were still asked to turn phones ...

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by nema
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!
Replies: 9
Views: 7187

RE: 20 New B738 Delivered To FR So Far This Year!

Wonder if they still get them for a give away price

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by nema
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA Fly To DXB Anytime?
Replies: 61
Views: 10466

RE: Will AA Fly To DXB Anytime?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/g500" class="quote" target="_blank">g500</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Why? There isn't that much interest in Dubai for A...

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by nema
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Still Using Embraer 195's
Replies: 9
Views: 2744

RE: Flybe Still Using Embraer 195's

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PlymSpotter" class="quote" target="_blank">PlymSpotter</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i> It darn near ruined them and still ...

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by nema
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe Still Using Embraer 195's
Replies: 9
Views: 2744

Flybe Still Using Embraer 195's

A post on here in 2014 said that Flybe were ditching the Embraer 195's and, i had read their Chairman's comments to the same effect. Yet here we are two years later and they still have 9 in operation. Ive just booked an October flight on one from <acronym title="Doncaster / Sheffield - Robin Hood (F...

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by nema
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF A319 Near Collision With Drone
Replies: 17
Views: 10009

RE: AF A319 Near Collision With Drone

Governments are far too lenient in penalties for this new and threatening drone era. Punishments should be extremely harsh and made headline news so everyone is aware of their fate for just flying a drone in the wrong area. Similarly purchase registration should be brought in along with simple techn...

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by nema
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No "Screwdriver" Tail On DC9-10 Thru 50
Replies: 16
Views: 7043

RE: Why No "Screwdriver" Tail On DC9-10 Thru 50

It would be interesting to know the cost of the screwdriver cone. I would guess that the refitting costs would be minimal as it appears a far simpler exercise that fitting winglets for example.

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by nema
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Intend Starting MAN-SFO
Replies: 10
Views: 3735

RE: Thomas Cook Intend Starting MAN-SFO

Have Thomas Cook shown any interest of investment towards the A350 or 787? I was thinking possibly in respect of the West Coast USA routes.

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by nema
Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are These Marks?
Replies: 12
Views: 10429

RE: What Are These Marks?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/skyhawkmatthew" class="quote" target="_blank">skyhawkmatthew</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>You adjust your seat verticall...

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by nema
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are These Marks?
Replies: 12
Views: 10429

RE: What Are These Marks?

So, for the laymans layman, how are these marks used for the seating position reference?

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by nema
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Fly The Worlds Worst Airline?
Replies: 50
Views: 16922

RE: Would You Fly The Worlds Worst Airline?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CrimsonNL" class="quote" target="_blank">CrimsonNL</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>I find this whole "World's Worst Airline...

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by nema
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Fly The Worlds Worst Airline?
Replies: 50
Views: 16922

Would You Fly The Worlds Worst Airline?

Yes its Air Koryo..where you could still fly on a 1960's Ilyushin Il-62 or a 1950's Antonov An-24. So i read that In 2006 the EU banned Air Koryo from its airspace on safety grounds, but now allows the Tu-204s to fly in. Does anyone know which European routes these birds fly? Here is a recent articl...

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by nema
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Steep Takeoff At LHR, BA 757
Replies: 56
Views: 22531

RE: Very Steep Takeoff At LHR, BA 757

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/skipness1E" class="quote" target="_blank">skipness1E</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Concorde beats a B757 take off, quit...

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by nema
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow's Secret Underground Railway Station
Replies: 47
Views: 22825

RE: Heathrow's Secret Underground Railway Station

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bristolflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">bristolflyer</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Got to love British units of mea...

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by nema
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow's Secret Underground Railway Station
Replies: 47
Views: 22825

RE: Heathrow's Secret Underground Railway Station

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirbusA6" class="quote" target="_blank">AirbusA6</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>It will be used for future rail services, ...

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by nema
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow's Secret Underground Railway Station
Replies: 47
Views: 22825

Heathrow's Secret Underground Railway Station

So this huge underground railway station was completed (except for track) years ago and never been used. I wonder why?

Well its no secret now!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35617315

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by nema
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Safe Is The Boeing 787?
Replies: 57
Views: 40180

RE: How Safe Is The Boeing 787?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/StTim" class="quote" target="_blank">StTim</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Following the resolution of the battery issue wh...

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by nema
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Safe Is The Boeing 787?
Replies: 57
Views: 40180

RE: How Safe Is The Boeing 787?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/StTim" class="quote" target="_blank">StTim</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>I would suggest unless there is any new inform...

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by nema
Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF Foiled Isis Airline Terror Plot
Replies: 5
Views: 12027

RAF Foiled Isis Airline Terror Plot

I cant find this article anywhere on here yet it is a week old. The odd thing is the two pilots who frighteningly discuss terror plots are not named nor is the airline they fly for. <a href="http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/raf-foiled-isis-airline-terror-7236025" target="_blank">http://www.mirro...

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by nema
Fri Jan 08, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Human Waste Falling From The Skies?"
Replies: 35
Views: 12314

RE: "Human Waste Falling From The Skies?"

To be honest, this is a crap topic...

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by nema
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines Flies Back Into Profit
Replies: 7
Views: 1901

RE: Monarch Airlines Flies Back Into Profit

They ceased doing charter this year too.

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by nema
Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Down To 100 MD-82/83?
Replies: 34
Views: 10852

RE: AA Down To 100 MD-82/83?

Are there any other carriers still with large units of the MD80s type?

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by nema
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Stomach-turning Airliner Approach At Madeira
Replies: 21
Views: 21191

RE: A Stomach-turning Airliner Approach At Madeira

This airport is notorious for the cross winds due to the geographical lie of the area. I understand that pilots cannot fly here without first having had special training relating to this airport approach.

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by nema
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Core Truths Of A-Net
Replies: 340
Views: 29719

RE: The Core Truths Of A-Net

Within the next 5 years Ryanair will become a dedicated business class airline.

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by nema
Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar Retirement Video
Replies: 12
Views: 5514

RE: Lockheed L-1011 TriStar Retirement Video

I only ever got to fly on one L1011, An Eastern Airways connection from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>. It was very late even...

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by nema
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts For The Cabin Crew
Replies: 8
Views: 2980

RE: Gifts For The Cabin Crew

Thanks for the replies guys. Yes my intent is not to add wrapping, when i said seasonally wrapped individual chocolates i meant like chocolate snowmen, santas and angels and presented as purchased over the counter.

Appreciate your replies.

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by nema
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts For The Cabin Crew
Replies: 8
Views: 2980

Gifts For The Cabin Crew

Hi, were flying back from Tenerife to the UK on Christmas day on a Thomsons flight. My wife and i thought it would be nice to give all of the crew (including flight deck) a small gift each when we board in the spirit of the occasion and as a gesture for them having to work that day. I,m maybe thinki...

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by nema
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch A330 Finds New Home
Replies: 18
Views: 12030

RE: Monarch A330 Finds New Home

Wonder if this is the one i flew on with Monarch last December?

Looks here like its parked on grass in the main image, surely cant be right?

[Edited 2015-11-19 14:08:28]

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by nema
Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stall / Speed Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2106

Stall / Speed Question

Hi, i understand that when on final approach to landing an aircraft, the airspeed is the stall speed plus 30%.

So what is the take off speed in relation to the stall speed, is that plus 30% too and, is any speed lost on the initial climb?

Thanks.

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by nema
Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyBe Announces New BHX And MAN Routes To EU
Replies: 5
Views: 4377

RE: FlyBe Announces New BHX And MAN Routes To EU

[quote=factsonly,reply=0]Please note that FlyBe continues to build its presence on the North Sea routes by opening <acronym title="Bournemouth - International (Hurn) (BOH / EGHH), United Kingdom">BOH</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>[ Just yester...

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by nema
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intreasting Video On 5X Hot Spares
Replies: 6
Views: 5163

RE: Intreasting Video On 5X Hot Spares

Interesting post and interesting on how you spell interesting as Intreasting in the title.

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by nema
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Flight Came Within 1,000ft Of Missile
Replies: 17
Views: 14040

RE: Thomson Flight Came Within 1,000ft Of Missile

[quote=777Jet,reply=12]I can believe that we only heard about this publicly because of the Metrojet A321
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I agree, plus its amazing that no passengers saw or reported anything.

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by nema
Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Flight Came Within 1,000ft Of Missile
Replies: 17
Views: 14040

RE: Thomson Flight Came Within 1,000ft Of Missile

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/reltney" class="quote" target="_blank">reltney</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>If a missile was within 1000 feet of you, th...

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by nema
Sat Nov 07, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Flight Came Within 1,000ft Of Missile
Replies: 17
Views: 14040

RE: Thomson Flight Came Within 1,000ft Of Missile

Just seen a flight radar recording of this flight, a bit vague other than showing a change in direction. The report says pretty much the same as the first post above... <a href="http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/watch-moment-british-jet-189-6786700" target="_blank">http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/watch-...

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by nema
Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Flight Came Within 1,000ft Of Missile
Replies: 17
Views: 14040

Thomson Flight Came Within 1,000ft Of Missile

Havent heard about this before.. Apparently this Thomson flight from Stansted (STN) had to take evasive action after the pilot spotted a missile within 1,000ft of the aircraft. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/uk-holiday-jet-came-within-1-000ft-missile-012401467.html#dSPT0fO<br><br>[Edited 2015-11-07 04:33...

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by nema
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Sharm El Sheikh Flights Suspended.
Replies: 103
Views: 26257

UK Sharm El Sheikh Flights Suspended.

As we are now living in a vastly different world of increased terrorist threats, it is quite alarming to hear of the numbers of people joining their ranks. We have to be realistic and consider that If not already, its only a matter of time before some of these fanatics get jobs as airport ground cre...

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by nema
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Sharm El Sheikh Flights Suspended.
Replies: 103
Views: 26257

UK Sharm El Sheikh Flights Suspended.

So our government suspended the UK flights as a "precautionary measure" after "more information has come to light".

I wonder from what source? After all, i assume were not linked or involved at this stage in the investigation of the flight recorders etc.

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by nema
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson 787 Engine Rolled Back
Replies: 5
Views: 3400

Thomson 787 Engine Rolled Back

Just read this and cannot find anything related on here. <a href="http://www.aeroinside.com/item/6505/thomson-b788-near-gander-on-oct-14th-2015-engine-rolled-back" target="_blank">http://www.aeroinside.com/item/6505/...n-oct-14th-2015-engine-rolled-back</a> Is this a rare occurrence on autopilot for...

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by nema
Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video As Engine Cowling Flies Off During Takeoff
Replies: 9
Views: 4914

RE: Video As Engine Cowling Flies Off During Takeoff

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HAWK21M" class="quote" target="_blank">HAWK21M</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>They need to come up with a relocation of th...

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by nema
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Total Crew On A Thomsons 738 Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 3027

How Many Total Crew On A Thomsons 738 Flight

Hi, Can anyone advise what would typically be the total heads of crew (inc flight deck) on a Thomson 738 flight from <acronym title="Nottingham / Leicester / Derby - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym> to <acronym title="Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofia (TFS / GCTS...

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by nema
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Centre Engine On A 3 Holer
Replies: 35
Views: 8620

RE: The Centre Engine On A 3 Holer

Some very interesting replies guys, thanks.

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by nema
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Centre Engine On A 3 Holer
Replies: 35
Views: 8620

The Centre Engine On A 3 Holer

I know that sadly the heydays of the L1011's, DC10's, MD11's, 727's and Tristars for example are pretty much behind us now. However, its often said that an airliner can, under certain conditions, still fly on one engine. I have often wondered would that be the case on a 3 holer where just the centre...

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by nema
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Forgotten Piece Of McDonnell Douglas History
Replies: 19
Views: 15364

RE: A Forgotten Piece Of McDonnell Douglas History

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/OldAeroGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">OldAeroGuy</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>This is what I call a piece on McD for...

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by nema
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Chokes Woman Over Reclining Seat.
Replies: 76
Views: 16698

RE: Man Chokes Woman Over Reclining Seat.

The concept, particularly in standard class with limited space leaves plenty to be desired but where it is available, i am not opposed to it entirely. My issue is that I think its rude to just recline without any consideration. I would always check politely first with the passenger behind rather tha...

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by nema
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "787 Profit For Boeing A Dream" - Seattle Times
Replies: 216
Views: 36332

RE: "787 Profit For Boeing A Dream" - Seattle Times

"Boeing’s accounting assumes it will quickly reverse its current per-plane loss, and build another 900 Dreamliners at an average profit of more than $35 million apiece."

Wow, even considering the scale of things, that $30m profit per sale is a cheeky little mark up me thinks, ..

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