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by ra-85154
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-200 Metal Registration Plate In Cabin (KLM)
Replies: 14
Views: 5405

RE: B747-200 Metal Registration Plate In Cabin (KLM)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>Very unlikely that this is an original plate of "PH-<acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acr...

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by ra-85154
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-200 Metal Registration Plate In Cabin (KLM)
Replies: 14
Views: 5405

RE: B747-200 Metal Registration Plate In Cabin (KLM)

Hi , Thanks for the info The plate I have only has "KLM - HOLLAND <acronym title="Polynesian Airlines (Samoa)">PH</acronym>-<acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>" engraved on it, in blue lettering So perhaps this is a plate issu...

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by ra-85154
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747-200 Metal Registration Plate In Cabin (KLM)
Replies: 14
Views: 5405

B747-200 Metal Registration Plate In Cabin (KLM)

Hello, I have a question about the location of registration plates on the Boeing 747-200s (to be specific, this would be related to the KLM's Boeing 747-206B, but maybe this is a general thing on all 747's) I know in there is a plate in the cockpit , with the registration on it on the glareshield, I...

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by ra-85154
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Aircraft Names
Replies: 7
Views: 3306

RE: AI Aircraft Names

Just on the Air India website <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> <a href="http://www.airindia.com/page.asp?pageid=2" target=_blank>http://www.airindia.com/page.asp?pageid=2</a> B747-400 A/C Reg Designated Name of Airplane Engine <acronym title="Air Tahiti (French Po...

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by ra-85154
Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Safest Widebody, The L1011?
Replies: 55
Views: 11048

RE: The Safest Widebody, The L1011?

And what about the Ilyushin 86? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1064741/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1064741/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/4/7/1064741.jpg" alt="Click here for bigg...

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by ra-85154
Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Safety Record
Replies: 34
Views: 14140

RE: Worst Safety Record

I think the Tupolev 154 would be at the same place as the 727. The general idea that the Tu-154 has one of the worst safety records as often said, I think is out of reality. I read a very interesting article on the Tupolev 154 safety record in the AERO magazine some years ago (at the time of the the...

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by ra-85154
Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot IL-96-300 Fleet Grounded!
Replies: 32
Views: 17440

Aeroflot IL-96-300 Fleet Grounded!

According to Russian press, Aeroflot grounded its Ilyushin's 96-300 due to problems with its braking systems. I am not sure whether Domodedovo, Rossiya and Krasair did the same... Here are some links: <a href="http://itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?<NewsID=2338734&PageNum=0" target=_blank>http://itar-...

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by ra-85154
Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Fleet In The World
Replies: 43
Views: 11108

RE: Largest Fleet In The World

<i>Largest used to be Aeroflot with well over 1000 aircraft in the late '80s. My how times have changed.</i> To be more precise: the 1991 estimates about the Soviet Aeroflot fleet gave a total number of <b>11.500 - 12.000</b> aircraft (source: R.E.G. Davies: Aeroflot - An Airline And Its Aircraft) R...

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by ra-85154
Sat Sep 04, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Air Disasters
Replies: 6
Views: 2067

RE: Russian Air Disasters

Hi

The 'M' of Tu-154M stands for the Russian word Modifitsirovannyy which indeed means 'modified'

(the 'S' in Tu-154S (written as Ty-154C in Russian) I believe stands for 'Spetsial'nyy' or Special, since it is meant as an all-cargo plane)

Regards,
Martijn

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by ra-85154
Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Plane Crash Update
Replies: 53
Views: 12072

RE: Russian Plane Crash Update

Forget some links: <a href="http://www.itar-tass.com" target=_blank>http://www.itar-tass.com</a> <a href="http://www.rian.ru" target=_blank>http://www.rian.ru</a> <a href="http://www.interfax.ru" target=_blank>http://www.interfax.ru</a> <a href="http://www.vesti.ru" target=_blank>http://www.vesti.ru...

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by ra-85154
Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Plane Crash Update
Replies: 53
Views: 12072

RE: Russian Plane Crash Update

Hi, The ITAR-TASS, Interfax and <acronym title="Santa Maria (RIA / SBSM), Brazil">RIA</acronym> NOVOSTI also report the discovery of an explosive substance (hexogene) on the Tu-154 crash site: ITAR-TASS: <b>MOSCOW, August 27 (Itar-Tass) - Traces of an explosive substance resembling hexogen have been...

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by ra-85154
Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking News: Plane With 62 Crashed Nr Moscow
Replies: 310
Views: 57181

RE: Breaking News: Plane With 62 Crashed Nr Moscow

My thoughts go to all the families, friends and the crew's colleagues in Sibir' and Volga

 Sad

http://english.s7.ru/

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by ra-85154
Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favourite Meal?
Replies: 41
Views: 2233

RE: Your Favourite Meal?

Greek "Choriatiki" salad... Smile

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by ra-85154
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrendous Cockpit Color Of Russian Aircraft
Replies: 32
Views: 26360

RE: Horrendous Cockpit Color Of Russian Aircraft

The <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym> and <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym> cockpit colors are quite 'different' indeed, I have no idea as to the reason for it...maybe visibility? green: <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#E...

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by ra-85154
Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplanes Crashed Into Skyscrapers? (In The Past!)
Replies: 34
Views: 22883

RE: Airplanes Crashed Into Skyscrapers? (In The Past!)

Crash site of 4x-AXG, EL AL 747-285F

Amsterdam, October 1992:



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by ra-85154
Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Is Gonna Air India Change That C/s
Replies: 24
Views: 3931

RE: When Is Gonna Air India Change That C/s

Hi The ' colors' are fine in my opinion, the red is very 'Indian' to me, maybe add some gold or orange? And whatever they do I hope they keep those 'flying palace' windows, they are classic! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/346553/L/" tar...

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by ra-85154
Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Aircraft Takeoff Angle
Replies: 9
Views: 2629

RE: Russian Aircraft Takeoff Angle

As for the <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym>-154, the angle on T/O will vary: I think it is a standard practice as already mentioned, just like the flat approaches. Different per airline/crew <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" fac...

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by ra-85154
Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Versions
Replies: 24
Views: 5427

RE: Aircraft Versions

Tu-154M M=Modifitsirovannyy (modified) <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-76TD or <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> Transportnyy = Transport Dal'nyy = "Far Away", long distance M = Modifitsirovannyy (modified) SCD = side cargo door C = convertible CF = converible fre...

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by ra-85154
Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Air Crew Beats Up Passenger
Replies: 33
Views: 9692

RE: Drunk Air Crew Beats Up Passenger

From the Aeroflot website (I used a translationprogram, hence the strange language haah <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">): <a href="http://www.aeroflot.ru/news.asp?ob_no=142&d_no=3625" target=_blank>http://www.aeroflot.ru/news.asp?ob_no=142&d_no=3625</a> Aeroflot will rai...

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by ra-85154
Wed Jul 21, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot's New Logo
Replies: 8
Views: 4085

RE: Aeroflot's New Logo

I read something in the newspaper this morning about drunk Aeroflot F/A's fighting with a passenger on a flight from Moscow to Nizhevartovsk?? (Any further info would be welcome ) By 'logo', do you mean the new livery? <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" ...

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by ra-85154
Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Terrorism Not Air Disaster
Replies: 8
Views: 2568

RE: 9/11 Terrorism Not Air Disaster

NIKV69: you are right: Tenerife: clearly an <b>accident</b> Lockerbie, Air India etc: <b>air disaster</b> , not an accident, but a disaster in the air caused by terrorism (plane as main target) 9/11: could be called <b>disaster by terrorism</b>, I would not consider it an "<b>air</b>disaster" becaus...

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by ra-85154
Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Killed By B737 Engine
Replies: 45
Views: 19687

RE: Man Killed By B737 Engine

A very tragic accident  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad"> Feel sorry for the relatives, who have to live with the fact he died in such a way... <i>"I hate to see a perfectly good engine put out of service because this guy couldn't maintain his situational awareness. Oh well...

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by ra-85154
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ultimate Purity Test, (18 And Over)
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

RE: Ultimate Purity Test, (18 And Over)

I'm 65.47% pure
Average Score: 72.7%
 Smile

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by ra-85154
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Capital Cities Have You Travelled To?
Replies: 54
Views: 3461

RE: What Capital Cities Have You Travelled To?

Europe: Amsterdam (easy, i know)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Brussels, Belgium Paris, France Madrid, Spain Lisbon, Portugal London, UK Rome, Italy Athens, Greece (October this year) Copenhagen, Denmark Ljubljana, Slovenia Sofia, Bulgaria Rest of the world: Washingto...

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by ra-85154
Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Writing On Areoflot's Airplanes.
Replies: 2
Views: 2195

RE: Writing On Areoflot's Airplanes.

It says: Aeroflot - Russian airlines Аэрофлот – Российские авиалинии One side in English, the other in Russian, meaning the same

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by ra-85154
Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL-62 In Dutch Airspace Yesterday?
Replies: 8
Views: 3310

RE: IL-62 In Dutch Airspace Yesterday?

True, we had TWO IL-62M's in Holland, one Rossiya and one Ukraina !

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by ra-85154
Thu Jul 08, 2004 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL-62 In Dutch Airspace Yesterday?
Replies: 8
Views: 3310

RE: IL-62 In Dutch Airspace Yesterday?

An IL-62M of the Rossiya State Transport Company visited Schiphol this week.

There are photos of it on planepictures.net and jetphotos.net  Big thumbs up

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by ra-85154
Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The World's Most Unsafe Airline
Replies: 105
Views: 35748

RE: The World's Most Unsafe Airline

<b>I think the following airlines are a NO GO: <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym></b> You think so? Come on...give me a break... The Aeroflot of today has a very good record and is in no way comparable to its Soviet predecessor, which btw was not unsafe either (although many...

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by ra-85154
Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The World's Most Unsafe Airline
Replies: 105
Views: 35748

RE: The World's Most Unsafe Airline

I would guess North Korea's flag carrier Air Koryo is pretty darn unsafe...

Well, why then? Because they are the airline of a poor country??

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by ra-85154
Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU 156 Cryogenic A/c
Replies: 9
Views: 4519

RE: TU 156 Cryogenic A/c

Here's asome info about the Tu-155 program:

http://www.tupolev.ru/English/Show.asp?SectionID=82

Regards
Martijn

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by ra-85154
Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Surinam
Replies: 23
Views: 2183

RE: Air Surinam

At least Air Surinam does not have anything to do with the SLM/Surinam Airways, their website has a much better look

http://www.slm.firm.sr/

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by ra-85154
Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IL-62 And Fourth Landing Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 3996

RE: IL-62 And Fourth Landing Gear

It is a matter of gravity, To prevent te plane from sitting on its tail after the unloading of the passengers (and the change of centre of gravity) Ilyushin designed this 'extra' gear to support the tail, which as Paulc already mentioned, is lowered and raised during taxi <br><table align=center bor...

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by ra-85154
Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Applauding After Landing?
Replies: 135
Views: 14185

RE: Applauding After Landing?

LOL this clapping has always been a 'habit' on Dutch charters I have flown, however on my last flight no one did! Big thumbs up

We got used to safe landings Smile

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by ra-85154
Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Longest Vacation/Time Off?
Replies: 40
Views: 1934

RE: Longest Vacation/Time Off?

My longest trip was in 2001, when I went on an Interrail (train) trip through Europe with my friends for 30 days: <b>Amsterdam</b> - Ljubljana (Transfers in Mannheim and Munich) Ljubljana - Rome (Transfers in Jesenice, Villach and via Venice) Rome - Cannes (Transfers in Genova and Nice) Cannes - Bar...

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by ra-85154
Mon Jun 07, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am/KLM Disaster
Replies: 27
Views: 5405

RE: Pan Am/KLM Disaster

Although I have tried not to go into this discussion once again, I just can't.. <b>What strikes me again is that NO one has yet answered the questions posted by thread starter KYAir:</b> <u>Anyone know any of the fallout from this accident, i.e. lawsuits, regulation changes, etc.?</u> Instead of sea...

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by ra-85154
Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is This Plane?
Replies: 50
Views: 8598

RE: What Is This Plane?

No doubt imo  Big thumbs up

It is a Northwest 727-200

why?

Overall shape of fuselage/wings/horiz. stabilizers, 3 engines and trailing edge inboard ailerons Smile


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by ra-85154
Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am/KLM Disaster
Replies: 27
Views: 5405

RE: Pan Am/KLM Disaster

Not again...we just had this discussion

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1576865/4/

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by ra-85154
Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Fire Truck
Replies: 10
Views: 4409

RE: 747 Fire Truck

Why should they now allow a 747 when they refused the <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-76? (read photo caption) <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/514307/L/" target="_bl...

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by ra-85154
Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Another Round Of Your Birthday Picture
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

RE: Another Round Of Your Birthday Picture

<br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/130479/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/130479/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/9/7/4/130479.jpg" ALT="Click h...

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by ra-85154
Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery Airline?
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

RE: Mystery Airline?

never heard of them befopre, but they seem to have a website Big thumbs up

http://www.airtogo.net/

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by ra-85154
Thu Jun 03, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is This Airline With Code 7D?
Replies: 8
Views: 5210

RE: What Is This Airline With Code 7D?

<br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/462976/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/462976/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/6/7/9/462976.jpg" ALT="Click h...

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by ra-85154
Thu Jun 03, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paint The Cabin Walls!
Replies: 31
Views: 3628

RE: Paint The Cabin Walls!

When I worked with Aeroflot at Schiphol in 1997, we had Pulkovo flying Tu-134's in Aeroflot colours twice a week. These aircraft were not yet fitted with 'modern western' interiors. I remember one of the Tu-134's (RA-65004 or <acronym title="Royal Nepal Airlines">RA</acronym>-650042) had its cabin w...

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by ra-85154
Thu Jun 03, 2004 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Steering The Nose Gear: How?
Replies: 23
Views: 25230

RE: Steering The Nose Gear: How?

Thanks for the replies guys~!!!  Smile

I keep learning!

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by ra-85154
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Steering The Nose Gear: How?
Replies: 23
Views: 25230

Steering The Nose Gear: How?

Hi !

I know a lot about aircraft and cockpits, but one thing I still haven't figured out yet Big thumbs up

How (or with what) do the pilots steer the nose gear of an aircraft?

Thankz
Martijn

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by ra-85154
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could This Be The Most Beautiful 747 Ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 6501

RE: Could This Be The Most Beautiful 747 Ever?

It sure does!!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> The current <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> livery is still one of the best designs around <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> It looks very 'royal' and ' middle-eastern'

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by ra-85154
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onur Air A321 Take Off Incident
Replies: 16
Views: 6000

RE: Onur Air A321 Take Off Incident

Do we have some facts about the safety of all those Turkish charter companies flying into <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> and the rest of the Netherlands? I remember there were some incidents with AIR ALFA here at <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AM...

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by ra-85154
Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could This Be The Most Beautiful 747 Ever?
Replies: 11
Views: 6501

RE: Could This Be The Most Beautiful 747 Ever?

It was reality once... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/228750/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/228750/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/5/7/228750.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" b...

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by ra-85154
Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surinam Airways Problems?
Replies: 23
Views: 3732

RE: Surinam Airways Problems?

<i>I dont believe they have enough experienced flight crew unless they want to give these planes into the hands of low timers or worse, airforce pilots. Now thats not a comfortable situation. </i> Not a comfortable situation indeed! <acronym title="Salamanca (- Matacan) (SLM / LESA), Spain">SLM</acr...

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by ra-85154
Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot A319 @ AMS Today
Replies: 17
Views: 3422

RE: Aeroflot A319 @ AMS Today

The offical news from the <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym> website <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> <a href="http://www.aeroflot.ru/eng/news.asp?ob_no=712&d_no=2842" target=_blank>http://www.aeroflot.ru/eng/news.asp?ob_no=712&d_no=...

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