sassiciai wrote:It might be a good idea to amend the thread title - contracts for airlift totaling $3.2 is not big news, it's the price of maybe 1 coffee!
I think the view controls are frustrating.Almost to the point where it makes me mad. Doesn't seem like I can get it to stay "looking" where I want. I enjoyed the old FS ways to manipulate the views. For me this is the biggest gripe. I loved the old spot view in FSX where it just fixed on ...Jump to post
I thought i'd just share a few overall thoughts too... Overall its a great new sim, and will give a fantastic base to build on in years to come. The aircraft handling, particularly in smaller aircraft is a lot more realistic.. especially in turbulent conditions. Aircraft bounce around at the best of...Jump to post
I'm pretty sure you could just swap the cables. Sounds like an easy fix.Jump to post
how were the aircraft created? Are they taken from photographs or from drawings you found online? If so, then you'll need the permission of the photographer or artist who created it. If you've drawn the liveries yourself then you should be fine.Jump to post
I've got 18 down as active on http://www.planelogger.com, although they havent been updated for a while, so might be unreliable. its difficult to get info on the rarer types such as this. I'd appreciate if anyone can advise on the status of these.
Chateroux appears to have been a tech stop too... according to this article it was carrying US Army Oshkosh trucks, which are due to be fitted with Israeli made Iron Dome anti-missile technology. World's largest cargo plane to land in Israel carrying Iron Dome trucks https://www.jpost.com/israel-new...Jump to post
I heard they planned on adding the 737 MAX.. but it was so realistic it was unflyableJump to post
Wait until next year. Governments will be ending their furlough schemes by the end of this year, at which point labour costs will go through the roof. Coupled with lower than normal demand over the winter, and you'll find a lot of airlines very quickly burning through their government backed loans a...Jump to post
One of the most crucial things in business is cashflow. Even successful businesses can collapse if theres a drop in cashflow. Airlines are no exception, and they need people to be booking now and paying cash, in order to keep operating, it doesnt matter if the passenger plans to travel now or next y...Jump to post
Thats an interesting photo... I've looked up the registration in our database and the aircraft used the registration SX-BBO while operating for Air Forum. It later was re-registered to SE-LDK when it left to join Flygbussen p ZaHills. Air Forum only operated 2 Shorts SC-7s. Aircraft Info: http://www...Jump to post
Would VS ever operate EDI-MCO as well as or instead of from GLA? Is there a reason GLA was chosen over EDI, given both airports operate long-haul flights? Many reasons: - Glasgow is a much larger city, therefore providing much greater outbound demand. EDI does well because of the large inbound mark...Jump to post
For each point that you claim is a safety issue, please give one example where it resulted in an accident in the last 10 years. Better yet, one that claimed a fatality. If you can't then it isn't a safety issue.Jump to post
There's also www.planelogger.com - it also allows you to mark off which ones you have seen. It's the only one with a full historical list for every airline too - right back to the 1950's and 60's fleets.Jump to post
You all realize that this has been happening for years on the 757? Continental/United, American and Delta have been running three pilots on the 757 and been doing quite well. If anything the lower costs of the A321 will help, not hurt. I was just going to say this... United do it fairly frequently ...Jump to post
It is a dumb, clumsy sounding name that says absolutely nothing. What a terribly uninformed post. Stobart Group are extremely well recognised and respected in the logistics industry primarily through their trucking division (Eddie Stobart) but recently through their rail and airport operations. Giv...Jump to post
danvs wrote:I log my flights on my.flightradar24.com, openflights.org, flightmemory.com and airfleets.net
None of them is perfect, each has its pros and cons.
There are still a lot of unserved routes following flybe's collapse. I can't help but feel there's room for a new entrant in to the market, perhaps even Stobart Air taking on some routes of their own outside of the Aer Lingus franchise agreement.Jump to post
seansasLCY wrote:Danhill1905 wrote:Blue Islands has apparently expressed interest in taking over the PSO route from Newquay to LHR/LGW.
Loganair are taking on the following routes:
Aberdeen to Belfast City, Birmingham, Manchester and Jersey
Edinburgh to Cardiff, Exeter, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton.
Glasgow to Exeter and Southampton.
Inverness to Belfast City, Birmingham and Jersey.
Newcastle to Exeter and Southampton.
Francoflier wrote:Airbus has become very good at making galleys and lavs just big enough that the UN will not classify them as inhumane torture devices to make more space for seats...
Then again, I suppose this is what the airlines want.
We don't even understand if a plane can take off from a conveyor belt... so why would we understand the forces that keep it in the air?Jump to post
I can see this happening eventually... but only after the UK removes ownership restrictions for US based companies. It may be British Airways on the side, but will be owned by AA...Jump to post
cedarjet wrote:The population is 50,000. 145 flights on a Norwegian 787 and that’s everyone gone. We’ll see flights to Saturn before the Faroes get transatlantic service
While it won't replace more than a few A320s/737s, 300 nm is far from useless. I can certainly see a market for it where high speed rail is impossible or expensive due to water or mountains. Like many domestic routes in Norway, routes across the Baltic sea, GRU-GIG, DUB-Great Britain. [/quote] The ...Jump to post
Edinburgh is the capital, and therefore local councillors and politicians will be moving back and forward frequently between the two. Likewise to London via onward connections. Beyond that, there's just no reason to go to Glasgow, and if anyone does need to, they can use the train from just outside ...Jump to post
but what really happens is that the taxpayer is investing so the shareholders can walk away with the slots without investing anything. The government isn't investing a penny. They are simply allowing flybe to delay payment of APD. They still owe this money, and will need to pay it back in 3 years t...Jump to post
Just go to http://www.gcmap.com and type in any airport code. Under the information it displays the closest and furthest airfield from that point. e.g for LIS - it's:
Farthest: NPL: 12263 mi / 19735 km
New Plymouth, TKI, NZ
How much is the tax bill?
EDIT: It seems they are asking the government to let them delay paying their APD liabilities, which run to "tens of millions".
Source: https://news.sky.com/story/flybe-begs-m ... l-11908014
FlyBE has a good business model, it's just been poorly managed over the last few years. Their business model is dead and buried, has been for years. There's too many frequent trains now, the airport experience is no longer fast and seamless for business travel and APD has killed leisure travellers ...Jump to post
Slightly off topic, but what is happening in terms of the aircraft engines? I believe most of the production aircraft are stored without engines - are the engine manufacturers still producing them and storing them themselves, or are Boeing also storing the engines somewhere?Jump to post
For those suggesting flying BA because they don't do European short haul from Manchester - bear in mind BA bought out bmi, and they now operate a number of the ex-bmi aircraft, some of which would have been MAN based. It's also entirely possible his father may have flown MAN-LHR, either to get to Lo...Jump to post
Seems to be Malta Air:
https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft/Re ... QBS/919495
Sadly this logic often doesn't stick with heavily in-debt airlines that have been around for a long time. I'm not saying there isn't demand for these flights, but Flybe must have a large number of unprofitable routes to have been losing so much money for so long I think the logic is sound - you wou...Jump to post
All that means is the way scenery is created in the first place is different. i.e its not relying on someone to hand place every item, and its not relying on a bank of 10 pre-set textures to reproduce "farmland" or "city" etc but instead using real satellite images. All of that d...Jump to post
Not sure if it's been mentioned, but the scenery will largely be streamed from the cloud. This makes the burden on your hardware much easier I dont believe this is true - the data is streamed to the PC, but it is still rendered locally on the PC, so will still require a decent CPU and graphics card...Jump to post
There are two games out there already if you don't want to wait - Sim Airport andAirport CEO. Both are still works in progress, but fairly well advanced enough to be playable. I've only tried Sim Airport, and quite enjoy it for killing an hour or two.Jump to post
Edinburgh needs a regular or seasonal flight schedule/service to MCO, whether Virgin Atlanic would ever consider to add a flight alongside its Glasgow operation, or ever decide to move its flights to Edinburgh to complement the Delta operations. I know TUI fly to SFB but i believe that its like 3/4...Jump to post
Is there some significance on the fact some dots are green, and others blue? These seem to be the same ones that were shown on the original A321LR map - are these the priority ones? It certainly cant be based on range, or the scottish dot, manchester and Porto? should be green. Anyway, I don't know ...Jump to post
I went to EDI for the first time in about 7 years last week. My god, what a mess. Oooft, the EDI usuals won't like that... It's my home town airport and the security setup is awful. Why do you feel the security setup is awful? I've always found EDI security to be amongst the fastest and most effici...Jump to post
Something I would like is a way to import from excel as I currently have 7999 in my first sheet and 7898 in my second
As you can see from my signature, I run http://www.planelogger.com - a website dedicated to allowing spotters to log aircraft they have seen and flown on. We have a massive database of almost every single historical aircraft that has ever operated, making it very easy to browse airline fleets, both ...Jump to post