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by GZM1
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?
Replies: 53
Views: 9084

Re: Anyone have the story of a jumbo landing emergency and seats had to be removed to get plane out?

Stranded for 4 days, aircraft was stripped of all seats and interiors to lighten it up and a specialist pilot from Boeing was commissioned to get the airplane out which he did using up nearly all the runway before getting airborne. As they passed over the ATC building, the 747 obligingly blew its w...

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by GZM1
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"
Replies: 59
Views: 13589

Re: Southwest grounds 130 Boeing jets due to "weight data discrepancies"

It is only natural that the weight of an airplane increases by some kilos (pounds in your metric system) each year. And this is due to dampness, dust and other small factors that accumulate over a period of time. I remember reading this somewhere. So, it is not something that the airlines do not kno...

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by GZM1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where is the APU of the 727 located? Does it use the same exhaust opening as the middle engine(#2)?
Replies: 17
Views: 2380

Re: Where is the APU of the 727 located? Does it use the same exhaust opening as the middle engine(#2)?

What an interesting thread! I have two questions: What was the type (and the thrust) of the fourth engine on the Trident 3?
And second, don’t you think that the APU in reply #4 is shown upside down or am I the only one who thinks so?

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by GZM1
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Qantas/Air N. Zealand DC8 flight in early 80s?
Replies: 26
Views: 4154

Re: Odd Qantas/Air N. Zealand DC8 flight in early 80s?

My favorite OAG remark involved the Sabena/BCal 747 BRU-LGW-ATL codeshare with the BCal LGW-ATL segment noted as "operated by Belgian registered aircraft" Oh, do I remember that one! In 1987 a relative took the flight from Atlanta to Brussels via Gatwick with a 737 connection to Athens. T...

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by GZM1
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Boeing 737-800
Replies: 49
Views: 8388

Re: SQ Boeing 737-800

How many airlines are named after a country in the first place? Like seriously have you seen British Airways just painted "British" or Air France painted "France" or Air Canada "Canada"? It's only going to confuse people. Michael Well, “British” did so in the early eig...

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by GZM1
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Boeing 737-800
Replies: 49
Views: 8388

Re: SQ Boeing 737-800

Did anyone see the SQ Boeing 738-800 emerge ?? https://mobile.twitter.com/aviatren/status/1302086922345480198?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1302086922345480198%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fonemileatatime.com%2Fsingapore-airlines-737%2F Looks gorgeous! If they wa...

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by GZM1
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Another jetpack sighting while on approach to LAX
Replies: 71
Views: 13045

Re: American Airlines pilot saw someone with a jetpack on approach into LAX

Weird story. I didn't know Jetpacks could achieve this altitude.... at least safely. Well, the Flying Nun could. And without Jetpacks. In one of the episodes she flew as high as a 707 and bade farewell to an unbelieving gentleman outside the window. PS. And she was far more good-looking than Rocket...

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by GZM1
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GullivAir - New Airline in Bulgaria
Replies: 9
Views: 2747

Re: GullivAir - New Airline in Bulgaria

Registration LZ-ONE. The second will be LZ-TWO. (Thunderbird one, thunderbird two, etc). And that G on the tail resembles the smile of tui. When I see all that white livery I get the idea they haven’t come to stay.

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by GZM1
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 122
Views: 10652

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

BA did of course have their own 'poster girl' in the form of real life stewardess Roz Hanby, who appeared in many of their tv commercials in the 1970's and 80's. As a small boy I often aspired to meet her on board. Sadly she had left the business by the time I took my first ever BA flight. I think ...

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by GZM1
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube
Replies: 122
Views: 10652

Re: The good old times: old commercials on YouTube

Can you find anything with Olympic? I will appreciate it! I mean, anything! Thanks!

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by GZM1
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery
Replies: 26
Views: 7826

Re: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery

Since some have asked questions about painting: 1) Do they ever paint-over-paint or do they strip the old off first? I would think the extra weight would require stripping it each time. 2) How much does the average paint job cost... say, for a 747? 3) How long does it take to paint a plane of this ...

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by GZM1
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery
Replies: 26
Views: 7826

Re: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery

They have done something on the tail also. It looks dark blue but I can’t make out the sign.

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by GZM1
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM DC 8 memory
Replies: 15
Views: 3148

Re: KLM DC 8 memory

This is beautiful! First picture Athens Hellenikon. The yellow sign in the vehicle reads ΣΥΝΕΡΓΕΙΟN (workshop). Those were the days! Thank you!

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by GZM1
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)
Replies: 35
Views: 3823

When thrust lever 3 corresponds to engine n°4 (a 747 case)

A story was circulating about 20 years ago concerning a BA 747 with a serious flaw. Thrust lever n°3 corresponded to engine n°4 and vice-versa: lever 4 was connected to engine 3. I remember that BA strongly complained to Boeing and demanded that repairs be carried out but Boeing was not forthcoming....

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by GZM1
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 43
Views: 4421

Re: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

You remember of course the case of the faulty 747 in which thrust lever 3 corresponded to engine no 4. It went to BA as if nothing had happened and Boeing did nothing to fix it despite the complaints. BA had no choice than to sell it as a bargain to another RR operator ( I will let you guess who) i...

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by GZM1
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?
Replies: 43
Views: 4421

Re: Will Boeing use the "Max" name again?

One thing is certain: This has never happened before in industry. When a company makes some sub-standard quality products such as cars, washing machines, electrical appliances or even glassware, they do not repair them but rather, they put them up for sale in dedicated outlets. They have no time for...

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by GZM1
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

I don’t know if you have finished reading all the comments but at the very end (in those last 10 replies) there is a video featuring the French reporter Florence de Changy. It is well worth watching. The link does not work anymore so you have to go back to the very last comments and open the link th...

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by GZM1
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

I have just finished watching a new channel about MH370 on YouTube. Just google “The Ballad of MH370” and pick the story in the middle (the aviation investigators). Many new comments, food for thought. I hope it is good entertainment for all 200 souls on this thread....

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by GZM1
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

I think you should explain your theory in more detail and then tell us whether you believe it. Ι was watching just now on YouTube a programme “The MH370 FINAL REPORT Explained” in DJ’s Aviation (the British pilot). So, the experts said: “In conclusion, the Team is unable to determine the real cause...

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by GZM1
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

In view of the recent Mahan Air incident, do you think that MH370 could also have been intercepted -given the sudden fluctuations in altitude- and that Mahan Air pilots had inside information which explains their panic?

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by GZM1
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

I would like to add this though. Everybody said this guy planned for everything why did he not destroy his flightsim routes before putting his plan into action. He would seem to have been meticulous about every other aspect of his plan why leave that behind for authorities to find ? Perhaps that wa...

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by GZM1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

Rossiya747 wrote:
Goddamn I'm still on the UFO theory

All jokes aside, its probably pilot murder-suicide

Tell you something, Rossiya. I have every reason to believe it was the Russians this time. Their turn. Prove me wrong!

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by GZM1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

Dude, if you realized how many people commit suicide with no history of mental illness... What you say is purely hypothetical. Do you realize he had given no reason to be accused of something like that? Besides, this new thread was introduced with the purpose of proposing something new to make it i...

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by GZM1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

If the captain had wanted to make an issue of the political situation in Malaysia or express whatever grudge he had, he could have taken the plane to a foreign country, seek political asylum and make a point effectively. Making the plane mysteriously disappear and killing all aboard does not justify...

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by GZM1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?
Replies: 24
Views: 4362

Re: Did the air France Concorde fly in the original livery?

The “barcode” livery actually represents the French flag in supersonic motion. It was launched on the Concorde from day one of passenger flights in 1976, then spread fleet-wide. By the way, I too liked the old stylish bird on the 707 and 727. On the 747 it was different.

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by GZM1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

All of this talk about how and why suicide happens is insane. The EgyptAir pilot and the Germanwings pilot did not commit the act in the same way. You cannot rationalize an irrationnal act. Don’t be so sure about the EgyptAir pilot. Remember the thread “Atlas Air 3591 Down at Trinity Bay, Texas” in...

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by GZM1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

Looking at all the evidence, MH370 was almost certainly pilot suicide and nothing more. The real problem with the pilot suicide theory is that the reason offered i.e. that the pilot’s friend and enemy of the regime Anwar so-and-so had been sentenced to spend years in jail and the pilot wanted to di...

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by GZM1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

garpd wrote:
I watched the second plane hit, live. It happened.

Of course it happened. I watched it too. We thought it was a replay of the first hit. But if somebody has planted an electronic device in the tower to bring the plane home, it is feasible.

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by GZM1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

Oh please, not the conspiracy theories again. And all those 9/11 videos are utter rubbish. They are full of assumptions and opinions being used as facts. They also feature interviews of veteran pilots asking each other: “Could you fly an airplane through at first attempt? No, I wouldn’t be able to”.

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by GZM1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

This thread will be closed soon, so I’ll just speculate a bit. .................................................................. Why the plane made those strategic turns Why no other government claims to have seen it on their primary radars Why it kept on flying until fuel exhaustion. 1)The thread...

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by GZM1
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

Let’s make something clear: This thread was re-opened with the purpose of exploring new theories and suggestions. If some people have come here just to keep repeating the pilot-did-it thing which has been repeated literally “ad nauseam” for the last six years, grabbing every chance they get to insul...

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by GZM1
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23435

Re: Revisiting MH370

This was published last year in the Atlantic Monthly (apologies if someone already referenced it). Very compelling argument that it was suicide. https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/590653/ Thank you for sharing. I'm reading it now intermittently as I work. Well, I read it too. It doesn’t say an...

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by GZM1
Sat May 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 607
Views: 68162

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Sorry, how much did those 14 new A380s cost to buy? How much did the unnecessary new livery? (plus the cost of applying it to every airplane in the fleet). Here’s your 10 billion German taxpayers, for the new much needed accessories of Lufthansa. Foot the bill now! Lol. Ignorance is bliss. The worl...

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by GZM1
Sat May 30, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 607
Views: 68162

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Sorry, how much did those 14 new A380s cost to buy? How much did the unnecessary new livery? (plus the cost of applying it to every airplane in the fleet). Here’s your 10 billion German taxpayers, for the new much needed accessories of Lufthansa. Foot the bill now!

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by GZM1
Fri May 29, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13249

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020

Among those left out of the list: France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Turkey. It sounds like Eurovision doesn’t it? And the odd one out is... China! Straight from the source! One wonders.....

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by GZM1
Thu May 07, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time for the airlines to restart advertising
Replies: 114
Views: 10540

Re: Time for the airlines to restart advertising

Ah, those airline ads that graced the pages of Time and Newsweek in the seventies and eighties..... a joy to look at! Will they ever be back? Of course I have a collection. Those were the days!

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by GZM1
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France planes' names
Replies: 71
Views: 13323

Re: Air France planes' names

You mean like LH did with their City jets and Europa jets (even with their 707s). The difference is that those small towns all had their coat-of-arms, which made it look artistic.

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by GZM1
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967
Replies: 44
Views: 9730

Re: Largest capacity passenger plane in 1967

Question: I think I read once that the difference between the -61 and the -63 was that the first could be used in high density domestic or medium-haul routes whereas the -63 was used in long-haul ones. Is that correct? Can you shed some light please?

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by GZM1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc
Replies: 72
Views: 8058

Re: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc

Europe: Olympic Airways (Greece) operated 2 Yakovlev Yak-40 aircraft on domestic services, they also had an Il-62M on leased from Aeroflot at one stage. Heavy Lift (UK) operated Ilyushin Il-76 freighters and Antonov An-12 freighters Green Air (Turkey) operated Tu-134 and Tu-154 aircraft Active Air ...

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by GZM1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc
Replies: 72
Views: 8058

Re: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc

OK, then, how about Olympic leasing a handful of Balkan TU134s and Tu154s for the municipal elections in 1998 for a few days? Does it count? (The voters had to go to their hometown). One of my colleagues at O.A. flew on a TU154 from IOA to ATH. (I could not think of taking the ATR myself) she said! ...

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by GZM1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc
Replies: 72
Views: 8058

Re: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc

Almost all of you, except one, forgot to mention Interflug (IF). And you have forgotten their IL-62, famously landing (bouncing) in a field a few years ago. In the seventies and eighties I lived near the threshold of the runway at ATH Ellinikon, and I have seen everything, all those Russian stylish ...

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by GZM1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airways YAK-40s
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Re: Olympic Airways YAK-40s

I do not think they were planning to buy Russian aircraft, as they had already ordered Japanese (8 YS-11) of which five were delivered in the first half of 1970. During the high season of that year they needed another two available aircraft to implement the domestic fleet. So,the remaining DC-3s wer...

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by GZM1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13249

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020

Hmmm, «Φιλία εστί μία ψυχή εν δυσί σώμασιν ενοικουμένη» that is “Friendship is one soul inhabiting two bodies”. It should read ‘two airlines’ perhaps. Anyway, it reminds me of the film “Close encounters of the third kind” -( Στενές επαφές τρίτου τύπου) and what one critic wrote 42 years ago, that it...

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by GZM1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy
Replies: 57
Views: 12298

Re: Samaritan's Purse DC-8 flying GSO to Italy

gk23 wrote:

Rare picture from another point of view: shows neither shadows nor soot under the wings. (Unlike those old 707s).

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by GZM1
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12912

Re: MEA new livery

This livery leaves a lot to be desired. It is full of different elements. The most important in my opinion is the tree in front of the logo MEA. Somebody has to tell them that it should at least be placed within a circle, otherwise it looks just like the tuft of a carrot. Airlines usually have styli...

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by GZM1
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12912

Re: MEA new livery

Even Aegean has understood that they could not go on using half their sign -because it just wouldn’t fit on the tail- and have come up with a drastic solution. However, why was it necessary for MEA to chop their national symbol? It reminds me of a Chinese pagoda. Thank you MEA for giving us the plea...

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by GZM1
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to start CHS
Replies: 23
Views: 3267

Re: Silver Airways to start CHS

Nice livery. I would love to see them follow the tradition of Braniff. (Flying Colours). Or, are they already?

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by GZM1
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37325

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Whoever masterminded that, did a perfect job. And I don’t think it was the captain. The captain could have played a part but what? Korean 007 comes to mind. There are some similarities and also there are differences. Let’s say that the Russians were behind, it was their turn. And no, it will never b...

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by GZM1
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom updated livery
Replies: 12
Views: 3210

Re: Tarom updated livery

This livery works well because of the triangular tail. It worked well for A3 on the similar tail of the Boeing 733/734. The tail of the A320 won’t help at all. They will have to compromise.

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by GZM1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 13249

Re: Greek Aviation Thread - 2020

Could Aegean take it a step above and order the A321XLR to use it seasonally to BOS, NYC, IAD, JNB and winter seasonal route to places like MLE, SEZ, CPT, etc and still keep a fleet commonality intact. Worst case scenario if it doesn’t work? You are stuck with an A321XLR that you can still use to L...

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