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by GZM1
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 119
Views: 10578

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

Any idea why… ...the K in EK? ...Y in EY? ...Q in SQ? ...X in CX? Singapore’s SQ comes from “Service Quality”. There is another theory: “Sweet hostess in your sarong kebaya, caring for me as only you know how, across half the world and more, Singapore girl you are a great way to fly!” Perhaps you h...

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by GZM1
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9
Replies: 42
Views: 10520

Re: Qantas reveals 100th anniversary special livery on 787-9

Don’t take me wrong, but there is something insignificant that I do not like: the stylized kangaroo inside the zero. This is the universal sign of « forbidden » isn’t it? Such an occasion deserved a much better livery...

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by GZM1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 43
Views: 6141

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

I agree, it is not a waste of time. If he is successful, they will be able to raise her plane (unlike the Titanic) and put it in a museum (Smithsonian perhaps). It will be equivalent to finding Tutankhamun’s tomb. Once every one hundred years...
It will be Ballard’s crowning achievement.

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by GZM1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane
Replies: 43
Views: 6141

Re: Titanic discoverer to search for Amelia Earhart plane

3. Also, there had been other missions that had failed, so he knew where not to look. The navy must have known all along they say, with such huge target in their sonars, but would not reveal it. Personally I agree with the lady curator’s opinion. Amelia ditched somewhere near Howland, she won’t be f...

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by GZM1
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air
Replies: 96
Views: 16248

Re: Tower Air

I flew on a Tower Air 747 from Gatwick to Barbados in the late 1980s. It was a package holiday so charter flight. Seem to recall the aircraft was N601FF. My 3 memories of the flight out was firstly on take off looking out of the window and watching the two engines on the starboard wing swinging aro...

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by GZM1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JL uniform for the Olympics
Replies: 12
Views: 3024

Re: New JL uniform for the Olympics

JL has released its new uniform as part of the run up to the olympics. Inline with its conservative brand this is a refresh of the current design. Refresh? What refresh? Who is going to notice anything? Times change and uniforms reflect the spirit of the times. In the tradition of the « Olympic Spi...

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by GZM1
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Some people are of the opinion that the plane was taken over electronically. All you're doing with this post is throwing out a red herring. You don't even seem to believe the theory you're posting. An airliner cannot be taken over "electronically". Of course it can, provided that electron...

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by GZM1
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Some people are of the opinion that the plane was taken over electronically. And since that flight was a “lost case” anyway, the occupants were mercifully “put to sleep” -pilots included- by having the plane climb to 40.000 ft, and then by steering it “out there”, far away from airways, to uncharted...

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by GZM1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Nice try. If there was « something » in the cargo hold, it would not appear in the cargo manifest. A friend of mine believes it could be just that, and it would never be allowed to reach China. By the way, he told me something about a « dirty bomb ». Does anyone know what it is? Never heard of it.

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by GZM1
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6954

Re: 737-8200?

It looks like a telephone number: “Just call 737-8200-FLY”
You understand I expect to get paid for this.....

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by GZM1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19664

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

There is no Korean culture that makes any of these norms. Corporate culture is a different thing. This! Corporate culture or even military discipline. When you are sergeant you do not behave like that to your captain. You are asking for it. I would prefer a military where a senior is more afraid of...

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by GZM1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19664

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

ITSTours wrote:
There is no Korean culture that makes any of these norms.
Corporate culture is a different thing.

This! Corporate culture or even military discipline. When you are sergeant you do not behave like that to your captain. You are asking for it.

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by GZM1
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23401

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Ah, the question brings me back to the good old days of being a poor, starving medical student in Europe, in the days of transatlantic youth fares. (Think $200 rt, unrestricted ticket, other than no stopovers on the way). How did they fill those planes? Well, sometimes they didn't. Best flight was ...

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by GZM1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

There is one more comment I would like to make: Somebody said that the captain got everything right and managed to disappear without a trace, baffling everyone. But the logical question follows: how can you say “without a trace” when he left all the incriminating evidence in his own home? When he co...

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by GZM1
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Once again . . . a poster who thinks he knows how a person committing to suicide thinks. I just don't get that. Somebody seems to forget that Andreas Lubitz could have simply dove his plane into the Mediterranean. Instead, he used that old Rube Goldberg/dripping candlewax technique of setting his a...

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by GZM1
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Going back to the context at hand it could either be interpreted as - evasive to avoid detection OR evasive to stay clear of populated land masses to avoid potential damage to life and property on the ground. Interesting point. It is strange but a few days ago I was discussing that with a friend of...

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by GZM1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

The article served one purpose: to « serve » you their conclusion in the end, just as arbitrary as any, carefully prepared and attractively presented. Nothing can be proven. If the culprit had been one only, we would know it from the very beginning, no doubt. This is a conspiracy where each party co...

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by GZM1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Somebody asked me way up,in a derogatory way: «So, what is now your pet theory? » The answer is, I have never had a pet theory. I am willing to change my mind,I have second thoughts because I want to understand better. I have changed my mind three to four times. The things I believed once,I simply d...

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by GZM1
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Sounds about right. It's also likely that he made a long turn around the city of Penang so he could look out the window and give a long emotional goodbye to his home town. That makes sense. That also would explain why he would choose that route rather than some other direction. The last land he saw...

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by GZM1
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

According to the article in the Atlantic: “There has been a serious flaw in the scenario of pilot-directed (or other) hijacking. Had Zaharie really wanted to disappear his jet, he would not have made the sudden turn to the left -as the plane did- but to the right, where, flying over The South China ...

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by GZM1
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)
Replies: 32
Views: 5021

Re: Where at LAX? (Unpainted DC-10 photo)

One comment: when you say “polished aluminum” what do you mean? That colourless laquer is applied or some other substance? Can you be specific?

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by GZM1
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 28379

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

There is an article in the Daily Beast that calls the Atlantic article a "discredited conspiracy theory": https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-atlantics-william-langewiesche-dusts-off-discredited-conspiracy-theory-to-accuse-mh370-pilot-of-hijacking Interestingly, it says in the end: "Of...

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