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by tu204
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Ceasars Employee Fired for Swastika on Pizza
Replies: 13
Views: 931

Re: Little Ceasars Employee Fired for Swastika on Pizza

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Nazi swastika is turned with the ends clockwise and the Buddhist one counter clockwise?

If so, how did these two clowns arrange theirs?

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by tu204
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House
Replies: 95
Views: 4284

Re: Bounty on US Troops Unanswered by White House

I recall it. They were Russian military who were not supposed to be there. Who decides who is “supposed” to be in a war zone? Sort of like this Afghanistan story. Whilst these pay offs may have happened, as this very vague article claims, I don’t think Afghanis need much incentive to be fighting a ...

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by tu204
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 3986

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

western regimes' shortsightedness. The west doesn't have regimes, Russia has a regime. A regime is what a governmental body is called in an autocratic government style, like the one in Russia or Syria. We already went over this, but apparently it wasn't clear the last time, since you are using it a...

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by tu204
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10239

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

Are you certain? I would be a little surprised the FAA would allow such "flight planning". During dispatcher training, I do recall hearing about this technique, especially in regards to longer North American transcon flights. However, never do I recall hearing about it for ETOPS flights, ...

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by tu204
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 Development Thread
Replies: 503
Views: 143961

Re: MC-21 Development Thread

73056 has been painted, what a beauty https://aviaforum.ams3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/data/attachment-files/2020/06/1527436_786e18b3439ddcf59aaeb0fcac0cbb36.jpeg https://aviaforum.ams3.cdn.digitaloceanspaces.com/data/attachment-files/2020/06/1527438_db97a761d641309412219321bb7e25f4.jpeg Does this...

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by tu204
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s
Replies: 77
Views: 10239

Re: Question about Pan Am's A310-200s

When Delta inherited them and applied their flight planning and cabin product standards there were considerably more stops Westbound in winter. Delta explored the possibility of a higher MTOW with an added fuel tank but opted to go with more A310-300s instead (not that these lasted for long either....

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by tu204
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 3986

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

What caught my eye in this article is that the US again throws sanctions on a country recovering from a decade long civil war. Sure, that's what caught your eye.Not that the Assad regime is still in charge, not that the Assad regime reacts with violence again, not that the Assad regime contracts an...

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by tu204
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war
Replies: 95
Views: 3986

Re: Assad addresses people of Syria, declares the end of the Syrian civil war

But economic hardship and goods shortages have already begun to chafe, and public demonstrations against Mr. Assad have broken out in various cities in recent months. Link So the Assad regime might declare it is all over, but people seem to be taken back to the streets again because of economic. ha...

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by tu204
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote
Replies: 60
Views: 2579

Re: Putin to host Russia WWII parade ahead of key vote

Totally support holding the parade. I disagree with the drastic measures taken in Russia in the spring of this year which, along with equally drastic measures pretty much tanked the world's economy. In Russia this was, as far as I see it, used to build emergency wards and stock supplies to deal with...

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by tu204
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8976

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Is seem to remember that for the smaller four engined An-124 there was some cabin kit with seating platforms on the main deck? Like in two levels of seats? Like double deck seat pallets. But that was meant to be some high capacity military troop hauler with not much comfort but seats. Not sure if i...

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by tu204
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?
Replies: 46
Views: 8976

Re: Why doesn't the AN225 have passenger service?

Is seem to remember that for the smaller four engined An-124 there was some cabin kit with seating platforms on the main deck? Like in two levels of seats? Like double deck seat pallets. But that was meant to be some high capacity military troop hauler with not much comfort but seats. Not sure if i...

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by tu204
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars

You already answered your own question. With multiple factions fighting each other, kidnappings and murders going on, I don't think a white American looking tourist would have had fun in Libya. Your vacation plan might have worked out in certain areas near Tripoli, where there government had some c...

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by tu204
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars

You already answered your own question. With multiple factions fighting each other, kidnappings and murders going on, I don't think a white American looking tourist would have had fun in Libya. Your vacation plan might have worked out in certain areas near Tripoli, where there government had some c...

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by tu204
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars

I don't think you'll get killed, but there's a good chance you could be taken hostage for ransom. Depending on nationality your chances could be higher/lower compared to other nationals. Was there still a good chance of being taken hostage for ransom between the 2011 Civil War ending and the 2014 C...

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by tu204
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: Safety in Libya as a Tourist Between 2011 and 2014 Civil Wars

I don't think you'll get killed, but there's a good chance you could be taken hostage for ransom. Depending on nationality your chances could be higher/lower compared to other nationals.

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by tu204
Sun May 31, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination
Replies: 33
Views: 1582

Re: Possibility of Sudan as a Tourist Destination

Permitting the sale of alcohol (at least beer) would also help...nothing beats a cold one during a +50 degree Khartoum afternoon.

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by tu204
Mon May 18, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?

I noticed today that there are daily scheduled flights between Istanbul and Misrata. The route very deliberately avoids EU airspace. Always: Southbound until south of Crete, then a 90° turn westbound until north of Misrata, and another 90° turn southbound for the approach to Misrata. https://www.fl...

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by tu204
Sun May 17, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?

Libya hasn't really done any testing so it's tough to know how bad it actually is there. I'm going to guess they had only those 65 tests ;) But the fact that they are a bit isolated right at the moment will of course help them out. Now the other fact that since Gaddafi was murdered their healthcare...

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by tu204
Sun May 17, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?
Replies: 10
Views: 2014

Re: Libyan Airlines A330 and a smaller second Libyan plane at TXL today?

I noticed today that there are daily scheduled flights between Istanbul and Misrata. The route very deliberately avoids EU airspace. Always: Southbound until south of Crete, then a 90° turn westbound until north of Misrata, and another 90° turn southbound for the approach to Misrata. https://www.fl...

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by tu204
Fri May 08, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VE Day
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: VE Day

noviorbis77 wrote:
I think we have a Spitfire flyby tomorrow in Sussex.


I should get a nice Tu-160 flyover my house followed by 3 Mi-8's in Kazan. Awesome.

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by tu204
Tue May 05, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Il-96 Landing Gear Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3591

Re: Il-96 Landing Gear Question

Kinda late answer, but yes, both T204 and IL9 have anti-skid and autobrakes. Similar to what you have on western airliners.

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by tu204
Tue May 05, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG
Replies: 22
Views: 8186

Re: African Express Airways Embraer E-120 shot down by RPG

No way someone could take out an aircraft flying at 3000ft (that's 1km) with an RPG. Heck it's pretty difficult to hit a car/truck moving at 50km/h with an RPG.

MANPAD (Strela, Igla, Stinger) - whole different story.

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by tu204
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mriya/Ruslan landing checklist
Replies: 7
Views: 1919

Re: Mriya/Ruslan landing checklist

Hello, can anyone fly An-225 here? ;-) OK, seriously, what is it in the landing checklist of Mriya after "Flaps, slats - 35, 17"? I can't find anyone recognizing the words, it must be some abbreviation or strictly jargon. Ruslan has it too, I think. Could you maybe post a link to the chec...

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by tu204
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kim Jong-Un dying?
Replies: 85
Views: 6083

Re: Kim Jong-Un dying?

Not going to comment on whether it's true or not, but on the reactions of rather nearsighted comments of people on this thread. Why do so many people wanna see this guy dead?!? There is absolutely no information pointing to any "democratic freedom loving opposition" inside DPRK that will c...

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by tu204
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mriya/Ruslan landing checklist
Replies: 7
Views: 1919

Re: Mriya/Ruslan landing checklist

Hello, can anyone fly An-225 here? ;-) OK, seriously, what is it in the landing checklist of Mriya after "Flaps, slats - 35, 17"? I can't find anyone recognizing the words, it must be some abbreviation or strictly jargon. Ruslan has it too, I think. Could you maybe post a link to the chec...

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by tu204
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia
Replies: 30
Views: 1679

Re: Pathetic Handling of Repatriation Flights by the US Embassy in Bolivia

I understand when airlines fly evac flights, but are you sure that when it is a country's armed forces doing it that they charge you for it? 100% certain that Russian Aerospace Forces flights evacuating citizens from Wuhan back when this mess just started nobody charged anything. Maybe Russia charge...

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by tu204
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report
Replies: 19
Views: 4816

Re: Aeroflot to absorb Pobeda, Rossiya - report

Wasn't one of the reasons other airlines expanded & Aeroflot shrank was because it was to big & to hard to keep up on everything.. I thought it was because they all targeted different markets. Aeroflot being premium, Rossiya - charters+mid level, Pobeda - low cost; Aurora - far east. Plus t...

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by tu204
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis
Replies: 20
Views: 4213

Re: Using passenger aircraft as freighters during this crisis

I don't see this pandemic ending anytime soon, at least not until the fall. Therefore it would make sense for airlines to reconfigure (pull seats to make more bulk room) on some aircraft to be able to at least use them, rather than have them ait around. That and plus it's not like they won't be maki...

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by tu204
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155590

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Important to note here is that the plane was on fire before it came to a stop. Therefore you should start the stopwatch on the third "bounce", rather than when it stops. So maybe it was somewhere around 90 seconds.

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by tu204
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What are your streaming/binge watching currently?
Replies: 34
Views: 1437

Re: What are your streaming/binge watching currently?

Watching Stargate SG-1...for the third time. Last time was at a posting where there wasn't much flying to do and nearly no internet a few years back.

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by tu204
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 17356

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

The hairdryer variant uses less fuel and is much easier to fill. The A340-600 is a big plane. I think it is almost as big as a 777-9 therefore it is less versatile. That it is, but when the country, which isn't all that small population-wise only has like 4 operational airliners and no foreign airl...

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by tu204
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 17356

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

At least they got the 600 and not the hairdryer variant The hairdryer variant uses less fuel and is much easier to fill. The A340-600 is a big plane. I think it is almost as big as a 777-9 therefore it is less versatile. That it is, but when the country, which isn't all that small population-wise o...

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by tu204
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are some vintage airliners still operational?
Replies: 33
Views: 4099

Re: How are some vintage airliners still operational?

Interesting! Is it possible to maybe just overhaul all the old electronics and systems with modern ones? Something more efficient and sustainable Two words: certification costs. But yes, I guess it would be possible. Technically speaking, if you just want to fly it around for kicks and not carry pa...

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by tu204
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest airfares seen during Covid
Replies: 12
Views: 1752

Re: Craziest airfares seen during Covid

Flew VKO-KZN for $12 end of March.

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by tu204
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8757

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Delta 3340 & 3342, two 772's following each other across the Atlantic from ORD - FRA Don't think these are one-offs. Delta has been operating ORD-FRA cargo-only flights for a few weeks now. I don't recall Delta sending two flights on the same evening before. Looks like it happened yesterday, to...

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by tu204
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran: Socialism's ignored success story
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: Iran: Socialism's ignored success story

People must be very tame to settle for that. When your neighbors are Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan that gives you some measure of relativity. When you've had crippling sanctions against your economy for 40 years I say you get some benefit of the doubt if you can keep your citizens fed, clothed and...

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by tu204
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding
Replies: 17
Views: 6252

Re: Ryanair and the C919 Memorandum of Understanding

Read the press release: it’s an MoU to discuss future developments of the C919. Whatever that means. No indication of an order. That is all, all promise to answer the phone. According the press release, they were going to do a bit more than to just answer the phone: “Ryanair is pleased to sign this...

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by tu204
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 Airlines gives people 100 free miles for every day they stay at home
Replies: 5
Views: 1224

Re: S7 Airlines gives people 100 free miles for every day they stay at home

My friend is a gold member with SU and the other day got a message that his status will be automatically prolonged until 2022.

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by tu204
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about Tu-154 follding seats
Replies: 15
Views: 2524

Re: Question about Tu-154 follding seats

This is pretty much standard for all major Russian types. It is also incredibly dangerous in an incident. I assume you mean because at the moment of impact you hit the seat and crunch the pax in front of you? On the positive note during an evacuation you can fold the seats and get out easier. On a ...

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by tu204
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot 1990s JFK/MIA stop-overs
Replies: 26
Views: 4801

Re: Aeroflot 1990s JFK/MIA stop-overs

In the early 1990’s I worked for a travel agent based in Belfast. There was an Irish tour operator called Budget travel who used to offer packages to Orlando using SU flights from SNN-MIA. The package would include the flights, a hire car pick up from MIA airport and hotel reservations in the Orlan...

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by tu204
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot 1990s JFK/MIA stop-overs
Replies: 26
Views: 4801

Re: Aeroflot 1990s JFK/MIA stop-overs

I worked the ramp for Delta at IAD in the early 90s. We did ramp for Aeroflot’s multi-weekly flights to SNN and then onto SVO. The things we saw on those IL-62s. They were something else to work. 25+ years later and still telling the stories. Would it be possible if you could share a story or two f...

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by tu204
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus and Darwin award
Replies: 53
Views: 4948

Re: Coronavirus and Darwin award

Dunno if it's a fake or not, but there were stories circulating about the "First Coronavirus related death in Russia" when a guy was killed in his garage when he was buried after shelves with bags of flour, rice and other crap collapsed on him.

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by tu204
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL62 heading east from France.
Replies: 18
Views: 6093

Re: IL62 heading east from France.

Agree that it's Rada, however I think there's an operational cargo IL6 that belongs to the Kazan Aviation Factory (KAPO).

This has me curious now and I'll make some calls to see if it is operational and if it flies even a little...

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by tu204
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA orders carriers to inspect 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident
Replies: 28
Views: 8972

Re: FAA orders carriers to inspect 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident

IMO, this is a big deal for a 7 year old aircraft, relative to an engine HP turbine uncontained failure at high speed (high energy) on takeoff. I find it incredible that the airline owner, VCAA, and others as reported noted, and surely after an inspection, that this was only a tire failure causing ...

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by tu204
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: An-124 vs C-5
Replies: 37
Views: 3136

Re: An-124 vs C-5

Okay, found some pictures. Looks like I was wrong. Several of the boom pumps were sent from several place. Some went by AN-124. The aircraft loading ramp was too steep, so an longer ramp was built. https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/04/09/article-1375120-0B8BD3CD00000578-830_634x366.jpg https://i...

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by tu204
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed
Replies: 17
Views: 938

Re: 2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed

Since we are talking about postponing (most likely until next year) the games, what will be the actual financial impact (loss)?

Myself I see it as quite minimal. Sponsors, tickets and broadcasting income that would have been here in 2020 will just be "postponed" until 2021.

Any thoughts?

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by tu204
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA orders carriers to inspect 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident
Replies: 28
Views: 8972

Re: FAA orders carriers to inspect and re-check IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident

I wonder how this can be a single batch with serial numbers all over the place. Or there is something else in common between these disks? Perhaps it has something to do with the manufacturing process used on those disks or maybe something to do with the specific raw materials used on those serial n...

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by tu204
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12184

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 tu204
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: An-124 vs C-5
Replies: 37
Views: 3136

Re: An-124 vs C-5

Didn't they move the fancy long reach trucks that pump cement great distances from the US to Japan after the Fukushima reactor was damaged in the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 via C-5 aircraft? I seem to remember that those were the only aircraft other than the AN-225 with the vertical clearance necess...

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by tu204
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340
Replies: 64
Views: 17356

Re: Syrian Arab Airlines introduce second A340

They sure need the capacity, maybe not in one bird like this, but their entire network is flown with two aircraft if I am not mistaken. And since no other carriers other than Cham fly to Syria, you kinda get the point. I have Syrian friends here in Russia that go back to visit relatives flying throu...

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