Everyone seems to forget my favourite underdog, the P-1. Loaded with all the disadvantages that have been discussed threadbare here and in other threads, but it's just so damn cool. The P-1 performed a flying display at the last ILA Air Show in Berlin, two years ago. Not only at the ILA. It also ma...Jump to post
I understood that the HE-177 was not a success, for mainly technical reasons. Yes, the He 177 A had a lot of "toothing problems" due to its sophisticated double-engines. When these "toothing problems" were solved, the production of all bombers was stopped in 1944 in favour of th...Jump to post
[30 Super hornets and 15 Growlers accoridng to this report https://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/210694/german-defense-minister-commits-to-buying-f_18s-to-replace-tornado.html 30 F/A-18F Block III and 15 EA-18G. https://augengeradeaus.net/2020/04/eurofighter-als-rueckgrat-der-luftw...Jump to post
I also read many years ago, but cannot find now, that B-17 crews thought the B-24 was their best escort as when the B-24s were along the German fighters left the B-17s alone. Same with the Lancasters versus the Halifaxs. The suggestion was that a German pilot could fire all the way through the fuse...Jump to post
Condor using DE likely is a reference to DEutschland aka Germany Condor's IATA-Code used to be DF (from the company's original name Deutsche Flugdienst GmbH - German Flight Services Ltd.), but changed somewhere in the 90ies to DE, DF being used for Condor Berlin until its merger with Condor in 2013...Jump to post
The flights still go, but passengers who booked with one of the Thomas Cook branches are not accepted. So I assume the majority of passengers would be those who booked a package deal with TC, Condor planes likely operating very empty then I guess? According to this article on average less than 20 %...Jump to post
The Russians are understandably paranoid about this, they were invaded by Western nations in 1812 by the French, 1856 by the British, Turks and French, 1914 by the Germans and Austrians, 1919 by the Americans and British and 1941 by the Germans. They have a history of being attacked and threatened ...Jump to post
The decision has been made:
31 NH 90 NFH will join the fleet from 2025 on.
Germany invaded France both time because they thought France and England was weak and that German can win the war or at least obtains some land concession before both England and France would be tired of the war and sue for peace. In both cases, they did not foresee the United States entering the w...Jump to post
In Norway it's a dissaster ! The NH-90 spends so much time in maintanence and has so insufficient flight hours, that it's almost not in use and we are still waiting for 6, even though they should have been delivered over 10 years ago…. In the above mentioned report in the German Aerospace magazine ...Jump to post
And the Dutch seem to be quite satisfied with their NH 90 NFH as well, writes German aerospace magazine Flug Revue (No. 01/2019, pp. 56 - 59). They propose an updated version in cooperation with Germany, Norway, Belgium and France for cost-sharing with new torpedoes, guided missiles (Naval Strike MI...Jump to post
Why not taking up the A340-500 EY had leased to AZ on behalf of the Italian government? EY was willing to reduce the lease rate by 60 percent, but the new Italian government wanted to rid itself of the lease completely to save €18M (or about $21M per year). That aircraft hasn't been used much...prim...Jump to post
Hi, There are just two possible reasons to put paint with a design on an aircraft: a) giving an attractive look that help business in one way or another. b) It is cheaper. Either it is attractive, and people disliking it just have their taste out of whack, or it saves LH money. In my opinion there i...Jump to post
I don’t understand what LH is thinking with the new livery. The old one was classic and chic, and this new one is anything but... just boring and ugly. a) no one booking a ticket cares b) it safes money So, if that were true, what was the reason for changing the livery then at all in the first plac...Jump to post
Given the fact that Merkel and her administration had taken an outspoken Anti-Trump position during the 2016 campaign and even after Trump had been elected President of the USA, I can understand quite well that Trump was quite unhappy in this situation (it was the first time he met Merkel) and did r...Jump to post
I think some of the BBD test pilots have already done some of these with the Q400 during flight testing. But surely it must have been the first barrel roll on a Q400 (and I suppose on any modern commercial airliner)? The 707 might no longer be considered modern, but not the first time at all. https...Jump to post
Secondly, I cannot figure out the route the plane was taking. Piz Segnas is 3099 meters, so how was the plane travelling south from Glarus to Flims? Over the mountain ridge via the Matt-Elm valley or through the Bad Ragaz-Chur-Flims-Laax valley? But if the plane crossed the ridge from Elm somewhere...Jump to post
Has it yet been released, how the Serbs managed to detect and shoot down the F-117A on March 27, 1999? Wikipedia writes, they managed to spot the aircraft when the bomb bay doors were opened. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_F-117_Nighthawk#Combat_loss I recall having read somewhere that the S...Jump to post
Still a bizarre construction, can't wait to see if it works. Still a bizarre construction, can't wait to see if it works. It looks like a similar construction as the Virgin Galactic mother ship. Reminds me of the Heinkel He 111 Z https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/imgs/heinkel-he111z-zwilling...Jump to post
Some bad news came in: http://www.aero.de/news-28784/Lufthansa-verlegt-Super-Star-nach-Deutschland.html (German) Short summary: Lufthansa plans to relocate the Superstar to Germany and continue the restoration here. For that reason the wings have to be removed. It's uncertain, whether the plane can...Jump to post
Usually well informed sources have leaked the first design concepts:
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Also these engines are maintenance hogs requiring intensive routine maintenance and and short time on the wing as overhauls must done with low operating times. I do not remember the hours at which the engine needed an overhaul. Piston engines did not stay on the wing long hours. I fully agree. Extr...Jump to post
Quoting the editorial of the February 2018 issue of (former East-) German aerospace magazine Flieger Revue : »What do BER and the planet Mars have in common? - On both human beings are supposed to land one day.« But as you say it's primarily viewed as a source of noise and pollutants, same as air tr...Jump to post
Actually SABENA stands for Such A Bad Experience, Never Again! The now defunct (I believe) SAHSA got its name from Stay At Home, Stay Alive. ;) Nah, not true, but somehow fun. Just like ALITALIA......Airplane Lands In Turin, All Luggage In Athens....:) And I always thought, ALITALIA stood for A lwa...Jump to post
Does anybody know some news about their 748Fs? Are they still grounded or have they been returned to the lessor? Flightradar24.com doesn't show any flights for them:
The logo on the tail fin not only looks as being almost white, it also is situated so deep on the fin that I by no means I can imagine this to look balanced in terms of the proportions of the tail fin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio Moreover the blue is so dark and cold that it seems to ...Jump to post
If you zoom in very closely, it appears as though you can see the four lines which form the wing of the crane, the body below and the outline of a circle. If that is indeed the case, the crane appears to be quite small and placed quite low down on the vertical stabilizer. The color which can be see...Jump to post
I've translated that below: "The changes will be presented at employee parties in Frankfurt and Munich on 7th February. Even the world-renowned Crane, designed almost exactly 100 years ago by Otto Firle, (should/will*) also appear slightly changed. The font of the brand name will also be overh...Jump to post
That's why the 6 MH A380 would fit perfectly for BA: right engines and no »early birds« (delivered 2012/13). I wonder if they still are after them?Jump to post
BAorNoWay wrote:...I think IAG is currently sitting it out waiting for Emirates to retire a few aircraft and then pick them up cheaply in the second hand market.
Thanks a lot for your information.
By chance I just came across this crazy video of a Aero Sur 747-300 performing a gear-up go-around. Seems quite dangerous, especially the left-turn at the end of the maneuver which brought the wingtip very close to the ground. Any ideas what this action was all about? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...Jump to post
@ SAS A340:
Thanks, I wasn't aware of this.
Maybe they had already gone around once or twice before and for the heavy storm was over whole western, northern and central Germany yesterday the conditions at the possible alternate airports weren't better either, so at some point they simply had to land? Could have been the same a/c at 1:40 (the ...Jump to post
More impressions from yesterday's stormy conditions at DUS from the same youtuber:
Can't Croatia get some used Swedish JAS-39 Gripen, when the Swedish Air Force takes delivery of its new Gripen NG?Jump to post
There seems to be something wrong with the description of this video: The flight number is given as EW9141 GWT - DUS 18 JAN 2018. But according to flightradar 24 there was no such flight on 18 JAN, only on 12th, 14th and 19th JAN (the latter flight hasn't departed yet). https://www.flightradar24.com...Jump to post
Lufthansa or BOAC? Yes, some similarities apply... :D http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/photos/big/00013977.jpg But then - it proves that the design isn't too bad, doesn't it? 8-) http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/what-if/116237-bea-boac-post-1973-a.html#post1055976Jump to post
I wonder if it still has fitted the engine which had been taken from MSN4?
Some sources talk to a Brazilian blog that is the new LH color scheme http://caixapretadasolange.blogspot.com.br/2018/01/plantao-caixa-preta_17.html I don't like this too much. If they do want to replace their old livery, why not trying something like the livery suggested by → Boeing778X on page 1 ...Jump to post
AA737-823 wrote:Okay, that's a start... but how about they grab a couple used 744F's and start their own operation!!