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by sgbroimp
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !
Replies: 22
Views: 3875

Re: Naples, Fl (APF)...woman knocked off bike by jet blast !

Glad you are not hurt, Terry, but strange place for a bike path in my view. How about a scenario where a jet botches a landing, overruns, aborts a TO, etc.? I just don't see airport perimeters and recreation being a good blend zoning-wise, period (or full stop as Terry C. would most likely put it.)

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by sgbroimp
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 327
Views: 49094

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

Four engines are a dead duck concept most likely. Would you own four cars for you and your wife if you could do fine with two? Four just doubles the cost of almost everything.

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by sgbroimp
Tue May 12, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10331

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

I used to be in the advertising business myself. Basic rule: Unless a company or airline has an overwhelming market share (50%+) a market building campaign makes no sense even in normal times. When a market has fallen apart for reasons of safely, illness, fear, etc. even a market building campaign s...

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by sgbroimp
Wed May 06, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30954

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

StTim wrote:
Just another chance for the haters to hate. As a passenger the A380 is the most comfortable ride I have ever been on.


Yes, must agree. Not even a close second, especially noise-wise.

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by sgbroimp
Wed May 06, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30954

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

The real whales - the 747s - are still alive as the cargo versions are busy, in part due to the virus. I've never referred to the A380 as a whale - if forced into using a nickname, I'd call it Uncle Fester. B747 is the Queen of the Sky, do you mind? A380 is the Whale of the Sky. 747 is the Hunchbac...

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by sgbroimp
Fri May 01, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 3877

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

FRA - Downtown is a 10-12 minute train ride from a lower level rail station to the Central Station. Big deal for a major hub. MUC? fageddaboutit until they build a high speed rail link.

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by sgbroimp
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7356

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

"Let Hertz put you in the....er....hot seat"!

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by sgbroimp
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: KLM A310 Questions

LH ran a 310 as I recall when it initiated its second daily JFK-FRA service as LH 404/405. Flew it quite a bit. I want to say mid 80's or early 90's. No issues on JFK-FRA, but the return FRA-JFK was tight due to range/fuel issues and some folks got a "free" stop in Bangor to tank up.The ar...

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by sgbroimp
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:57 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 11 IAE-powered A320s after VN920 incident

Well, they will start with that group of engines, but that does not mean that after their findings, case closed. They could determine there to be a need to test others, no?

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by sgbroimp
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19729

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

Many years ago my wife and I were on a Swissair MD-11 flight that did JFK-ZRH in 5 Hours 40 minutes. Everybody was remarking about how early we landed. One crew told me it was not their record, that being 5:20, probably in either an MD-11 or 747.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30253

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

sgbroimp wrote:
FLLspotter747 wrote:
Airport fire rescue services are preparing on the livestream, landing should be soon


Almost has to be soon. Sunset is about now. Not a great idea to land in the dark if not necessary.


Of course being overweight with no dump system would remove the daylight option............

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by sgbroimp
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace
Replies: 140
Views: 30253

Re: AC MAD-YYZ: major damage to landing gear and engine on takeoff - circling MAD airspace

FLLspotter747 wrote:
Airport fire rescue services are preparing on the livestream, landing should be soon


Almost has to be soon. Sunset is about now. Not a great idea to land in the dark if not necessary.

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997
Replies: 126
Views: 15889

Re: Boeing announces first annual net loss since 1997

The 737 MAX will not be rebranded. David Calhoun believes the brand name is still strong. And so the clowns continue to run the circus. Skulls thicker than a 737 fuselage. It's really the flying consumer that would be the concern. Is it not the airlines' call as to whether the aircraft model is pri...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 737484

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

morrisond wrote:
Muilenburg just said on CNBC that he will be donating "Significant personal amounts" to the Victims funds.


Would that not be unprecedented in the history of commercial aviation?

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Woodreau wrote:
Reminds me of the inflight photo of the topless flight attendant sitting in the first officer seat a few years ago...
At least the crew on that flight didn't lose their jobs.

https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/2282472-post137.html



The criterion is the quality (and quantity) of the top....

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 737484

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Maybe one good thing that comes out of this is that the manufacturers lean a bit harder on the users and repairers of their products to be up to snuff. Are they legally liable for the folks that fly and fix? No. Does it make good business sense (and cheaper in the long run) to do what to can to help...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 737484

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Listen folks, lets take a poll right now: Keeping the Max out of the picture, would you book your wife as a passenger on an NG or any other line aircraft with a Lion Air crew? (I would not as there are serious doubts that the average LA crew could handle much of any curve ball the aircraft or the we...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 Engine Fire @ ICN
Replies: 11
Views: 5894

Re: Asiana A380 Engine Fire @ ICN

This is starting to sound like a non-event, like an engine hot start that makes a lot of smoke but not much more than that. Nothing to see here, folks(?)

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 questions.
Replies: 35
Views: 10016

Re: Swissair 111 questions.

....................and especially not in the dark!

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana A380 Engine Fire @ ICN
Replies: 11
Views: 5894

Re: Asiana A380 Engine Fire @ ICN

Wow, wonder what the ignition source was. Should be nothing during fueling activity. Fuel spills happen all the time, but not with ignition.

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by sgbroimp
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!
Replies: 38
Views: 10644

Re: JFK-MAN in 5 hours 20 minutes on VS B747?!

Many ears ago on Swissair we did 5:40 JFK-ZRH and one of the crew stated their record for the route was actually 5:20. That is moving right along with big winds helping.

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by sgbroimp
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 40837

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

Losing 3 and 4, both same side raises question of whether wrong engine got feathered, no?

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by sgbroimp
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11392

Re: LH 459 diverted to SFO

Peace of mind of the wife with me is one reason. And no, if a 380 or 747 loses en engine over Greenland my sense is we will fly on and do so at near cruise altitude. And I don't have to tell you we have a fudge factor if two of them go out. How's that looking on a twin? Remote chance, yes? Impossibl...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11392

Re: LH 459 diverted to SFO

The discussion reminds me of one reason I go out of my way to select 4 engine aircraft when I fly across the drink.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 459 diverted to SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 11392

Re: LH 459 diverted to SFO

No silly. Only BA does that and then continues on to LHR also (!!!)

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport PAST: EARLY DFW Dallas Dt Worth Intl Airport - Braniff International Operations video
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: Airport PAST: EARLY DFW Dallas Dt Worth Intl Airport - Braniff International Operations video

As a teen stationed in OK during the early 60's, we would bus to Dallas, then out to Love Field and fly back east, often on a late night Braniff 720. Was a very decent operation as I recall. One of those trips was eventful as I saw a man I thought I recognized walking through the almost empty termin...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 661331

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

How will this affect future reengining of the twin jets? What is being gleaned from here? Are twin jets already limited already? 787 is a wide body twin of 737 in terms of ground clearance at least and is already filled and topped out. He means nobody will fly it like they refused to fly the Electr...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 21306

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

Customers get very involved as they should. There is a video around of LH taking their first 747-8 some years back. They nitpicked the crap out of that plane. As for this poster, one more question. If he is a mechanic, did he report to his supervisor and if not, why not. If so, what was the supervis...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 21306

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

This post and OP both smell fishy. Have doubts he is what he claims. Have some doubts we will hear from him again, but if so maybe then he can convince me his post is real.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax activates emergency slide on PIA 777 at PEK
Replies: 13
Views: 4912

Re: Pax activates emergency slide on PIA 777 at PEK

Early 767's had the disarm lever above a window seat and it was exposed. At the gate, a grandmother got up from her seat and used it as a grab handle. Popped the slide and cost about $10K (1984 dollars) if I recall correctly.. Happened several times until a service cover was installed. Later models ...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 410368

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-18/boeing-s-mea-culpa-wins-over-operator-of-crashed-ethiopian-jet One wonders what Boeing have said to Ethiopian such that they are BFFs again suddenly? Ray More than likely he has seen there were mistakes all around including in is pilots' performanc...

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by sgbroimp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...
Replies: 103
Views: 13986

Re: More details on BOOM SST at Paris. SFO to Toyko in 5.5 hours. First flight in 2020...

55 passengers is going to deliver a decent cost per seat mile???? Sounds too small, especially if fuel does one of its upward wobbles, which it will....

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by sgbroimp
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?
Replies: 44
Views: 3032

Re: What is Your Favorite Wide Body Aircraft and Why?

gia777 wrote:
Nothing beats A380....I am all for A380



Agree. Quietest, most spacious and the security of 4 engines. Handles turbulence, except at the very, very extreme, like a brick.

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 12761

Re: Delta luggage abuse

No experienced flyer who has anything of more value than cheap clothing travels with soft sided luggage if he/she is checking it or may have to do so. Checking soft sided luggage will work most of the time, but odds are sooner or later it will get trashed. Spend a few bucks more on hard shell, which...

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by sgbroimp
Thu May 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 410368

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

I think Boeing is so deep in the muck now, some their own doing, some from the politics and negative press, that flight testing will have to be done with a 5 year old test pilot at the controls with the CEO on board for everyone to be convinced the Max is ready to go.

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by sgbroimp
Wed May 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 410368

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Maybe an interesting question, given the pilots of the two aircraft presumably upgraded from pre-Max 737's, is would they have likely been able to successfully diagnose and deal with a runaway trim on the older aircraft?

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by sgbroimp
Fri May 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 155524

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

There probably is no textbook safety video but memorable are the LH crash dummies from a few years ago and the current SIA video which uses what is essentially a metaphor showing the beautiful Singapore region and people enjoying it. Very cleverly done and folks seem to be watching it attentively.

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by sgbroimp
Tue May 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 410368

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

There is no doubt, whatever the outcome of this sad scenario, that training must improve. I wish I could put my finger on the AW article, but some years ago several high time US commercial pilots were brought into a sim for the aircraft type they flew. (I think it was a 747, but maybe another wide b...

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by sgbroimp
Fri May 03, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 410368

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

"I guess the only possibility for Alpha Protection activating would have been a double bird strike taking out two AOA vanes - with the odds of that so low not needed to design around." Double bird strike wiping out equipment on both side of the aircraft? That seems Sully very unlikely Huds...

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by sgbroimp
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 95
Views: 10856

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

bennett123 wrote:
Have the BOD fly over in a B737MAX?.



That would be the best thing they can do. Will they? 50/50 at best.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 741196

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Would you have certified the A320-A321 series if you knew LH 1829 (Bilbao incident, D-AIDP) could happen? All new airlines and often their derivatives present surprises at one time or another.

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by sgbroimp
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany
Replies: 117
Views: 25136

Re: BA plane flies to Scotland by mistake, should have been Germany

Glad they did not try to use the DUS approach plate!

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by sgbroimp
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 73G Winglet Strike
Replies: 21
Views: 5171

Re: 73G Wing Top Strike

There are several air carrier (landing) wing tip strikes not having a thread on airliners. Perhaps start an objective thread about all recent air carrier wing tip strikes (versus limiting to a specific carrier). Here are a few other incidents by US carriers flying the same equipment (there are more...

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by sgbroimp
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"
Replies: 45
Views: 8893

Re: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"

Spent lots of time in both 727-100 and 200's cabins. Yes very quiet cabin until you got to the last 8-10 rows or so. The the cycling ring-ring-ring and sheer noise reduced your normal speech to a whisper (ha ha).

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by sgbroimp
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 49809

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

In the olden days we all had to fly narrow bodies on long routes. Was not great, but at least they had 4 engines. Now a narrow body with two engines on a long route? Not my cup of tea when I have a choice.

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by sgbroimp
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?
Replies: 95
Views: 10870

Re: Boeing monopoly on the VLA market?

So it is fair to say that Boeing's estimates (way back) for the size of the VLA market were right(er) and Airbus's were wrong(er), correct? And how much of a handicap was it that the 380 has no freighter version?

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by sgbroimp
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 12190

Re: Lufthansa Cargo will retire two more MD-11Fs later in 2019

And if memory serves, LH, the subject of this post, totaled one on landing in the middle east somewhere didn't they?

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by sgbroimp
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52
Replies: 26
Views: 8559

Re: Lufthansa stops supporting the JU52

It's about time. I never had a pleasant experience on the aircraft. It was always extremely loud. Not to mention we never landed in London we always got there and then turned around. Good riddance. Funny! I thought Lufthansa had to cancel these flights because people in London were complaining that...

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