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by 787Driver
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4782

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Somewhat amusingly, given this comment: ....downtown LA has actually undergone quite a bit of change, and that is continuing. Nothing amusing. To me it looks the same based on pictures I´ve seen from 30 years ago. Streets may have become a lot safer, but visually it doesn´t look that much different...

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by 787Driver
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4782

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Nothing amusing. To me it looks the same based on pictures I´ve seen from 30 years ago. Streets may have become a lot safer, but visually it doesn´t look that much different to me. And if how it looks visually from a distance was the true measure on whether anything's changed, then you might have a...

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by 787Driver
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4782

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Not a lot has changed? Then you obviously haven't spent much time in either city. If you're truly a casual visitor "many times per year," the demographic shifts in the Greater LA Area -- especially race and income - and their impact on region are hard not to notice, especially since the 2...

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by 787Driver
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4782

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Not a lot has changed tbh. Somewhat amusingly, given this comment: Downtown LA wins the category for the most boring downtown area of any city I’ve ever visited. ....downtown LA has actually undergone quite a bit of change, and that is continuing. Nothing amusing. To me it looks the same based on p...

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by 787Driver
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you Chromebook?
Replies: 10
Views: 959

Re: Do you Chromebook?

I’ve also been considering a chrome book but in my opinion a Windows laptop is more useful

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by 787Driver
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4782

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

I liked SFO better but I havent been to either since the 80's and early 90's so things might have changed. San Fran has a lot of character that LA doesn't really have in my opinion., But I could never live in CA too expensive and too liberal for my tastes. Not a lot has changed tbh. I went to both ...

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by 787Driver
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4782

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

I liked SFO better but I havent been to either since the 80's and early 90's so things might have changed. San Fran has a lot of character that LA doesn't really have in my opinion., But I could never live in CA too expensive and too liberal for my tastes. Not a lot has changed tbh. I went to both ...

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by 787Driver
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4782

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

I prefer SF of the two but talking west coast, I would prefer both San Diego and Seattle over SF and LA for different reasons. And on my top US city list I’d include Miami too. Love the atmosphere in Miami. Downtown LA wins the category for the most boring downtown area of any city I’ve ever visited...

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by 787Driver
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 6001

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

I fly the 787 for a living. You have nothing to worry about. The engines are inspected and maintained by highly qualified personnel and the aviation authorities also have a big say in when the engines need replacement. Just relax and enjoy your flight :) Totally unrelated question. But how do you r...

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by 787Driver
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox
Replies: 35
Views: 2545

Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox

https://youtu.be/ReDDgFfWlS4

Will there be an official xbox joystick?
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I´m speechless. Graphics are out of this world

https://youtu.be/ReDDgFfWlS4

Will there be an official xbox joystick?

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by 787Driver
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 6564

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

I think Win 10 is quick enough but I don’t like the tile design, and I don’t like how windows came with tons of bloatware preinstalled such as candy crush, gardenscapes, Xbox, loads of OEM bloatware, etc. The first thing I did when I got my Lenovo laptop was to reinstall windows. That also solved a ...

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by 787Driver
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2109

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

Have been using a macbook pro for over a decade, but decided to buy a windows laptop with a dedicated graphics card as I missed playing certain games. I think Mac is better overall because of the ecosystem, since I also own an iphone and ipad, but Windows isn´t bad either. I just wish I could use a...

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by 787Driver
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 4508

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

Been in multiple minor airlines (all on regional planes), sometimes with hotels arranged through major airlines due to contractual reasons. I've stayed in 5 star hotel suites complete with kitchens and multiple bedrooms (a bit of a waste tbh), but I've also slept in a reclining chair in the crew ro...

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by 787Driver
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Expense Policies
Replies: 36
Views: 4508

Re: Pilot Expense Policies

Hotels are paid for, and breakfast is always included free of charge. Lunch and dinner are covered by the per diems we receive. Hotels vary. Some next to the terminal and some right in the city center. On international airlines (unsure about US) accommodations are usually pretty good. For pilots, 5 ...

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by 787Driver
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Converting to Apple Mac from PC
Replies: 46
Views: 2109

Re: Converting to Apple Mac from PC

Have been using a macbook pro for over a decade, but decided to buy a windows laptop with a dedicated graphics card as I missed playing certain games. I think Mac is better overall because of the ecosystem, since I also own an iphone and ipad, but Windows isn´t bad either. I just wish I could use ai...

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by 787Driver
Fri May 24, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rain, Rain Go Away
Replies: 16
Views: 1572

Re: Rain, Rain Go Away

trpmb6 wrote:
I'm sick of rain.


If you had spent summer in Europe last year, you´d appreciate rain more than anything.

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by 787Driver
Wed May 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 6001

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

Totally unrelated question. But how do you rank the 787 versus other commercial aircraft you have flown? I ask this because I have heard 757 and 747 pilots talk about how much they love flying those birds. Is there a similar feeling among 787 pilots or is it a difficult or unpleasant plane to fly. ...

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by 787Driver
Wed May 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 6001

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

Just trying to ease your mind a little bit so I created this image. It's not 100% accurate, but almost. I don't know if you're flying from Oslo, but if you do - this is likely close to the route you'll be flying. The airports noted in the image are all alternative airports in case of an emergency. ...

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by 787Driver
Wed May 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 6001

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

I fly the 787 for a living. You have nothing to worry about. The engines are inspected and maintained by highly qualified personnel and the aviation authorities also have a big say in when the engines need replacement. Just relax and enjoy your flight :) Totally unrelated question. But how do you r...

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by 787Driver
Wed May 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 6001

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

I fly the 787 for a living. You have nothing to worry about. The engines are inspected and maintained by highly qualified personnel and the aviation authorities also have a big say in when the engines need replacement. Just relax and enjoy your flight :) are you engines Trents? are they GE? Tell us...

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by 787Driver
Wed May 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian
Replies: 43
Views: 6001

Re: 787 Trent Engine replace on Norwegian

I fly the 787 for a living. You have nothing to worry about. The engines are inspected and maintained by highly qualified personnel and the aviation authorities also have a big say in when the engines need replacement. Just relax and enjoy your flight :)

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by 787Driver
Mon May 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces new routes in Argentina
Replies: 13
Views: 3702

Re: Norwegian announces new routes in Argentina

Agreed and it's completely false. Plenty of airlines operate in the northern and southern hemisphere, as a single company, not a convoluted, regulation skirting series of entities. Norwegian survives thanks to compensation from Rolls Royce (787 engine issues) and Boeing (737-MAX groundings). The co...

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by 787Driver
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery
Replies: 15
Views: 4718

Re: NordStar's Etihad-style new livery

Colors look fresher than those 70s style colors on the etihad aircraft.

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by 787Driver
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police
Replies: 67
Views: 4671

Re: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police

I feel sure that the Ecuadorian government has gotten something out of this that we might find out later, trade deal or the like, don't see them giving up Sovereignty for 10 minutes without a return. I doubt it. Their president would be a very good liar if all he said in the video statement was not...

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by 787Driver
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police
Replies: 67
Views: 4671

Re: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police

UK Media is reporting he faces up to five years in prison in the US, if found guilty of the charges they wish to extradite him to face. So he's spent seven years hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy, to avoid a maximum 5 year sentence. Seems like a smart move to me... I rather suspect that the US is us...

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by 787Driver
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police
Replies: 67
Views: 4671

Re: Julian Assange Arrested by UK Police

I feel sure that the Ecuadorian government has gotten something out of this that we might find out later, trade deal or the like, don't see them giving up Sovereignty for 10 minutes without a return. I doubt it. Their president would be a very good liar if all he said in the video statement was not...

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by 787Driver
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9070

Re: We need Communism.

Nope I meant what I said. You still seem quite aggressive, by the way. I see that you decided not to try to defend your wild claims, but rather decided to attack once again instead of just having a proper debate. To me that means that you were unable to defend your own claims. Fair enough, but let'...

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by 787Driver
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9070

Re: We need Communism.

I seem aggressive ? Maybe you meant 'defensive' ? Personally, I'd say that the 'aggressive' tone is seeming to come from your end; after all, is it not you who keeps coming after me with more & more questions ?? You're an intelligent guy; I don't doubt that you can use "the Google" to...

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by 787Driver
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 714230

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Damn Boeing is in deep shit if indeed the pilots used the stab trim cutout but were still unable to control the aircraft. I wonder how many lawsuits are waiting and how much compensation Boeing will end up having to pay?

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by 787Driver
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BREXIT: Norwegian banned from UK-USA?
Replies: 24
Views: 6337

Re: BREXIT: Norwegian banned from UK-USA?

Amazing to see just how far ahead of the curve they really were. They were ready for Brexit way before anyone else. Eh, that's more of a happy coincidence. Their interest with all these AOCs is more in making sure their labor groups can't possibly organize. Not true. I can tell you that most employ...

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by 787Driver
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9070

Re: We need Communism.

If you'll simply re-read my comment(s), you will see that I never once insinuated that the Nordic countries possess natural resources which others don't -- as if they're the sole guardians of some secret cache of unique resources/wealth. C'mon now... My "Nordic style natural resources" co...

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by 787Driver
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9070

Re: We need Communism.

Nope, I meant Nordic. Very curious to know what natural sources you think the other nordic countries possess that other countries don't. Please elaborate. If you'll simply re-read my comment(s), you will see that I never once insinuated that the Nordic countries possess natural resources which othe...

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by 787Driver
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What was your experience with online dating?
Replies: 40
Views: 3029

Re: What was your experience with online dating?

My experience with online dating is a wife and two children (so far)

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by 787Driver
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9070

Re: We need Communism.

dik909 wrote:
787Driver wrote:
dik909 wrote:

...or Nordic style natural resources. ;)


Do you mean Norwegian style natural resources?


Nope, I meant Nordic.


Very curious to know what natural sources you think the other nordic countries possess that other countries don't. Please elaborate.

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by 787Driver
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do we need Communism in US?
Replies: 141
Views: 9070

Re: We need Communism.

dik909 wrote:
Pyrex wrote:
Aesma wrote:
Nordic style social democracy is what you're looking for.


Yeah, good luck implementing that without a Nordic-style populace.


...or Nordic style natural resources. ;)


Do you mean Norwegian style natural resources?

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by 787Driver
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline
Replies: 48
Views: 8032

Re: Great Dane Airlines - New Danish airline

https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/penge/dansk-f ... med-sit-cv
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And they’re off to a “great” start. One of the co-owners has been caught severely falsifying his CV and has stepped down

https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/penge/dansk-f ... med-sit-cv

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by 787Driver
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?
Replies: 112
Views: 31326

Re: Could the MAX grounding be the end of Norwegian?

I was born in 1981. I have no problem with LCCs, though I personally choose not to take those flights. I'm not made of money, but I want to enjoy my travel. I don't fly on Norwegian and would prefer they didn't exist. Just because the stealing they do is legal doesn't make it right. Companies that ...

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by 787Driver
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108312

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Ah damn. A delay to Brexit. Can’t they just leave the rest of us alone already?

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by 787Driver
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108312

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Today is the day every member of parliament needs remember his duty for Queen and country and must vote for the hard Brexit. Today is the day to take back control. Hard Brexit is the best option for all involved parties. :banghead: populism at its finest. Strangely you have even German politicians ...

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by 787Driver
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108312

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

seahawk wrote:
Today is the day every member of parliament needs remember his duty for Queen and country and must vote for the hard Brexit. Today is the day to take back control. Hard Brexit is the best option for all involved parties.


:banghead: populism at its finest.

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by 787Driver
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2198
Views: 108312

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

They’ll vote against it, but given no deal is our default position, hopefully it is where we will end up. if the demand for an extension is rejected by the EU, and given the mandate not to leave without a deal which will likely have been obtained by then... remember a revocation of the article 50 n...

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by 787Driver
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month
Replies: 53
Views: 8496

Re: BA's "City of Swansea" to be painted in Landor Livery next month

One of those peculiar situations, where an aircraft painted in a retro livery actually wore that particular livery when first delivered. Yes and I don't think that's a good thing. It just looks a bit like they forgot to repaint one :P Should have painted a 787/A350 in this particular livery IMHO. T...

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by 787Driver
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longhaul vs commuter plane airmenship in emergency?
Replies: 33
Views: 3974

Re: Longhaul vs commuter plane airmenship in emergency?

Let's just say there's a reason large aircraft pilots are certified, and it's not because they're good at pressing buttons. The premise of your question seems to be that long-haul pilots only land once a month or so. Sure they don't perform 4 or 5 flights per day like a SkyWest pilot, but they're s...

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by 787Driver
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132932

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

f4f3a wrote:
While it looks awesome . I still don’t think ba is 100 years old. But as a marketing exercise I think it’s achieved it’s aim


I agree. I think it's stretching it very far claiming it's 100 years old.

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by 787Driver
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 132932

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

panam330 wrote:
Man, this is just cool. Probably the most well done retrojet by any airline so far (IMO, of course). Can’t wait to see the others.


Lufthansa 747-8 is on par I'd say.

Looks good.

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by 787Driver
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 10377

Re: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe

https://fr24.com/B744/1f8885df



It is A6-MMM which is a 747 400 operated by Dubai Air Wing


Thanks for the info. I saw that 744 yesterday as well :-) UAE flag on the tail
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SierraPacific wrote:
787Driver wrote:
Private/government 744 just departed LAX?

https://fr24.com/B744/1f8885df



It is A6-MMM which is a 747 400 operated by Dubai Air Wing


Thanks for the info. I saw that 744 yesterday as well :-) UAE flag on the tail

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by 787Driver
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 10377

Re: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe

https://fr24.com/B744/1f8885df
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Private/government 744 just departed LAX?

https://fr24.com/B744/1f8885df

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by 787Driver
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 10377

Re: Unidentified A340-600 over Europe

I saw a privately owned A345 or A346 in LAX yesterday (along with a UAE 747-400 and BBJ) Could it be that one?

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by 787Driver
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New vs used cars
Replies: 73
Views: 3853

Re: New vs used cars

I usually buy slightly used cars. Last car I bought had 16.000km on the clock, but still felt pretty much brand new and I saved a substantial amount compared to buying it from new.

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by 787Driver
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Color Blind - Class I medical
Replies: 29
Views: 4557

Re: Color Blind - Class I medical

You can’t get a class 1 medical if you are colorblind afaik

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