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by Branzino
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta Selling Landing Slots to Other Company & Leasing them back
Replies: 2
Views: 578

Air Malta Selling Landing Slots to Other Company & Leasing them back

It's no secret that Air Malta has been in trouble for quite some time now, but this week the bizarre news that the airline (which is state owned) is selling it’s landing slots to another newly created state owned company came out. Air Malta would have exclusive rights to lease these slots from the n...

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by Branzino
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300
Replies: 110
Views: 27398

Re: Syrian Air to acquire A340-300

BasilFawlty wrote:

Current international routes are:
DAM-BGW/NJF/KWI/BAH/DOH/AUH/DXB/SHJ/KRT/VKO



I've seen their A320's go to Tunis quite a few times on FR24 too.

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by Branzino
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Using fighters in Recon config in age of UAV's?
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

Re: Using fighters in Recon config in age of UAV's?

Two main reasons. 1. Time – UAVs are great for reconnaissance but they are slow and cannot operate in some weather conditions. 2. Threat – A Mirage/Rafale has the ability to get in and out of a threat zone. No current UAV can turn like a fighter jet, fly as fast as a fighter jet, fire BVR missiles ...

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by Branzino
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Using fighters in Recon config in age of UAV's?
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

Using fighters in Recon config in age of UAV's?

Greetings everyone, I was wondering why in this age of UAV's some air forces still rely on fighter aircraft for reconnaissance missions. The one that springs immediately to mind is the French Air Force, with practically all the Mirages being deployed in a recce role at some time in their past and wi...

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by Branzino
Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does 744 tanker handle sudden drop in weight?
Replies: 21
Views: 4436

Re: How does 744 tanker handle sudden drop in weight?

It's not that different from giant WW2 bombers dropping a load out of bombs when you really think about it. Besides getting a sudden bump in performance, if everything stays in CG limits why should it handle differently? Think of it this way, the Evergreen tanker carried around 74,000 kg of water. A...

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by Branzino
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About Fixes and Routes
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: About Fixes and Routes

I did a research again, now using the photo you posted.. it has answered all of my questions.. btw Are there any suggestions for a live, global covering,aviation weather radar site ? like those who used by ATC's,aircraft's etc.. but global ? Weather radar is a layman's term for doppler radar instal...

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by Branzino
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do you determine best glide?
Replies: 11
Views: 1634

Re: How do you determine best glide?

The best gliding speed is really the best Lift to Drag ratio, so it can be mathematically calculated without the need to shut down engines. https://www.mathworks.com/help/examples/aero_product/astglide_01.png That being said, I'd also be interested in learning how L/D ratios are calculated in flight...

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by Branzino
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights
Replies: 5
Views: 2550

Re: Landing lights

wait.. PAPI lights show the glide slop location, which means PAPI's are just to the side of the Touch down zone on the runway.. It says that for RWY 08 PAPI's are LEFT to the RWY and around HST-W3.. So Touch down zone is that far ? The Touch Down Zone almost always begins 500ft past the threshold o...

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by Branzino
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Landing lights
Replies: 5
Views: 2550

Re: Landing lights

RL is an abbreviation for Runway lights. The letter in front denotes the intensity, so H is high, M is medium and L is low. I believe the meters are the interval between each light, though I stand to be corrected on this. It's pretty much the same nomenclature for the others, where ALS is the approa...

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by Branzino
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 posing as an A300
Replies: 6
Views: 2967

Re: A310 posing as an A300

F-BVGG was the aircraft involved in Entebbe. Obviously utilized as stand in for a film. Spot on. A new film is currently being produced at LMML; one of the aprons has been transformed into a mock construction Entebbe's terminal and this A310 has been repainted in AF's historic livery. The new film ...

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