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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 513
Views: 148807

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

This accident seems to have alot in common with the 2001 crash of AA587 that happened on climbout from JFK. The PCU/rudder hard-over issue has been fixed for decades. Is the rudder on the 737 large enough cause the separation or significant damage to the vertical stabilizer if given inappropriate p...

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by TheWorm123
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 513
Views: 148807

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Agreed..A despondent flight crew or some other severe mental issues not caught. Such as Captain of the Air Egypt 767, or the FO that flew the A 320 into the side of a mountain in the Alps (Germanwings??) to me it look way to similar. Jeez bit of an irrational jump they haven’t even analysed the tap...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 513
Views: 148807

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

My guess: Dispondent flight crew member disposed of other (read shot) then took care of the rest to the water. Simple, and a reason no attempt to recover from dive. Seemingly rational explanation as any IMO. Agreed..A despondent flight crew or some other severe mental issues not caught. Such as Cap...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 513
Views: 148807

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

I will speculate the upset start with a roll to the left. Height/speed from ADSB data initially dont show this, only the heading change to the left show this. After a few second as roll angle passes 90 degrees the nose drops significantly, height loss/ROD still very small. Left roll continues, pilo...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many runways does an airport need?
Replies: 17
Views: 3030

Re: How many runways does an airport need?

https://youtu.be/X5gGSWg_KcE

The SFO synchronised landings are a thing of beauty.
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The benefit of parallel runways:
https://youtu.be/X5gGSWg_KcE

The SFO synchronised landings are a thing of beauty.

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by TheWorm123
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?
Replies: 61
Views: 6765

Re: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?

flyjay123 wrote:
Someone83 wrote:
And you can use both a jetbridge on the front door, and stairs on the rear, for quick turn arounds


I've never seen that.

LS do it (at least on non-737 aircraft) and they use the ramp to board the priority seats.

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by TheWorm123
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals
Replies: 40
Views: 3737

Re: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals

It wasn’t the greed of the airlines, it was mostly people taking advantage who didn’t want to pay extra for their animals to go in the cargo hold. Cause and effect. No cause no effect. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Deny all you want. People managed fine since the 1900’s as passen...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery
Replies: 17
Views: 2120

Re: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery

airbazar wrote:
Arguably the ugliest livery in United's history, not to mention the livery associated with Ch.11. I doubt very much we'd ever see one.
This is the only United retro livery worth considering, IMO:

Weird how a livery can make 747 look like a packet of cigarettes

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by TheWorm123
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals
Replies: 40
Views: 3737

Re: Alaska Airlines prohibits Emotional Support Animals

Thank goodness I have the ability to change my dogs designation to PSD. For all the abuse legitimate ESA should still be allowed, luckily the changes provided an option. The PSD designation will be used by legitimate former ESA owners. Like it or not the greed of the airlines caused this abuse. I w...

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by TheWorm123
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings
Replies: 50
Views: 5678

Re: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings

The one 737-800 I've flown on felt like we were going incredibely fast on approach to MAN, AIrbuses however is an entirely different story on the A332 i didn't even feel the wheels touch the ground. Your experience probably means that your 737-800 was landing at flaps 30 versus flaps 40. Flaps 30 i...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round trip routes where both legs travel the same direction
Replies: 11
Views: 3592

Re: Round trip routes where both legs travel the same direction

Flights between UK and the Canary Islands more or less follow the same right in either direction, they fly off the coast of Ireland, France, Portugal and then Morocco all the way and the same on the reverse.

I can’t say why but they spend 90% of the flight over water I’d estimate.

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by TheWorm123
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air China and the B777X to Domestic/Latin America?
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Air China and the B777X to Domestic/Latin America?

AirKevin wrote:
Thread title was a question, but I don't see a question in the post, so I'm very confused as to what's being asked.

My interpretation is asking what the chances of Air China using the B777X on flights to Mexico and then suggesting why it is a superior choice to the A350-1000.

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by TheWorm123
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings
Replies: 50
Views: 5678

Re: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings

The one 737-800 I've flown on felt like we were going incredibely fast on approach to MAN, AIrbuses however is an entirely different story on the A332 i didn't even feel the wheels touch the ground.

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by TheWorm123
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager 787-8 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6598

Re: Teenager 787-8 ?

VSMUT wrote:
TheWorm123 wrote:
Have any 787’s actually gone for scrap yet?


The 3rd prototype was scrapped.

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Thank you :)

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by TheWorm123
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager 787-8 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6598

Re: Teenager 787-8 ?

Have any 787’s actually gone for scrap yet?

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by TheWorm123
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax
Replies: 31
Views: 1963

Re: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax

Why do I get the distinct impression that this is a fetish question?

The dead giveaway being the extra positive adjectives for describing women’s feet but then the misandry when talking about mens.

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by TheWorm123
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 29027

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

All A321’s have now have G regs: G-HLYA G-HLYB G-HLYC G-HLYD G-HLYE G-HLYF G-HLYG What happened to the previously sourced ex TC A321?! The rest I think are still with lessors around Europe and possibly the US (at least a couple of TCX aircraft were). So far only G-HYLF is in service and G-HYLG is p...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 29027

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

Another A321 G-HLYG is joining the fleet soon according to Planespotters, Jet2 brought back 757’s from storage not long ago and are actively using them now so looks like they’ll either fly them in parallel for the moment or possibly scrap a 757 for every new A321 that enters service.

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by TheWorm123
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First New-Build ATR-72 Freighter Takes Flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11111

Re: First New-Build ATR-72 Freighter Takes Flight

There are a lot of small cities, remote towns, islands that this will be a great for, especially for relatively large cargo items. I wonder if this model and version can be used in winter environments, has improved de-icing systems that would expand its use year round into the northern USA includin...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air lands $200mil investment; refocus on leisure customers; plan IPO
Replies: 10
Views: 2321

Re: Surf Air lands $200mil investment; refocus on leisure customers; plan IPO

Is the subscription model successfully working as they intended?

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by TheWorm123
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace set to take delivery of Emb 195 E2
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Re: Air Peace set to take delivery of Emb 195 E2

I thought Air Peace was a suspected front for money laundering?

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by TheWorm123
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B-747-300SUD Question
Replies: 24
Views: 4520

Re: B-747-300SUD Question

I’ll understand that the 747-300 was a -200 with a stretched Upper Deck ! What were the pros and cons for this modifaction ? There were no “cons” from the manufacturer’s point of view as the enlarged upper deck became a standard feature on the -400 and -800 passenger variants. In the cockpit and sy...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What saved the A320 program after the Habsheim airshow crash?
Replies: 53
Views: 11995

Re: What saved the A320?

Not to nitpick But wasn't that fwd cargo door a United 747-122 out of Hawaii? UA811 was indeed the fwd door. Interesting case as well in that the NTSB initially found it to be operator error, which given the evidence they had at the time was reasonable. More cases occurred with 747s, and the discov...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What saved the A320 program after the Habsheim airshow crash?
Replies: 53
Views: 11995

Re: What saved the A320?

Incredible post! The fault with the door had already happened to an American Airlines DC-10, was that ground personnel to blame once again? and this may be news to you but aircraft doors are not supposed to open in flight, nor, when they do open, the passenger cabin floor not supposed to collapse c...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Group News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 533
Views: 17210

Re: SQ Boeing 737-800

Thread on it from last November when it was rolled out >>>> First SQ 737 MAX roll out https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1435589 To be pedantic, that was a thread on the SQ -8MAX. This is a respray on a 737-800, presumably ex-MI. Might make sense to consolidate this thread with that, u...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?
Replies: 52
Views: 4843

Re: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?

Outside of aviation, nobody that I know, willingly as a 1st choice. My non aviation friends tend to save up their questions until they see me, and it's a blizzard of 'my booking says 737, will I be on this new plane that keep crashing?' I can think of seven lead passengers I know who avoided flying...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit
Replies: 62
Views: 10502

Re: Another Passenger Opens Emergency Exit

Ummm, calm down there. The B738 trailing edge of the wings are low enough where an evac directs to sit and slide of the back of the wing. Interesting. I didn't know the 737 didn't have wing slides. Given some of the people I've seen on a 737 any drop more than about 8 inches would be a challenge. B...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deloitte doubted the ability of Vietnam Airlines to operate continuously
Replies: 29
Views: 5504

Re: Deloitte doubted the ability of Vietnam Airlines to operate continuously

Even if the airline was try to sell their planes, there aren’t that many airlines with free cash to buy planes at the moment.

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by TheWorm123
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 13385

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

If your religion requires something non-standard/out of the ordinary it is up to YOU to ensure that accommodation for yourself, not a secular airline's. Whether it's pre-ordering a religious meal or somehow ensuring you have an empty seat next to you because you cannot sit next to a non-familial wo...

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by TheWorm123
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 42215

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2020

EasyJet will begin a 3 weekly Isle of Man service starting 26th October. Operates Mon, Thu and Fri. App suggests they wanted 5 weekly with Wed and Sun also highlighted as flying days, but no flights bookable on them yet. Will this be an A319? If I recall correctly the Douglas runway is long enough ...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 29027

Re: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's

Plane spotters and Jethros fleet lists have both removed all of the A321’s other than G-HLYF, could they have cancelled the orders?

Doesn’t seem likely though as they’re continuing to fly G-HLYF everyday under their own AOC and they surely won’t leave a single orphaned type.

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-200F with blended winglets.
Replies: 18
Views: 3515

Re: 747-200F with blended winglets.

One of the remaining 747-200 proof of concept winglets is on display out front of the Museum of Flight in Seattle: https://img.geocaching.com/waymarking/display/9b462c6e-5f9f-4df7-b01a-e6b36f80b753.jpg (I worked on the program) When you see winglets from afar they never look that big, but when you ...

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by TheWorm123
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 13385

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

Exactly. Just because *he* has chosen not to leave the Bronze Age, doesn't make it anyone else's problem! As I understand the situation this is a case of religious freedom, the reason for not seating them together was not one of gender, it was due to religious beliefs. It is totally unacceptable fo...

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by TheWorm123
Sun Aug 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery
Replies: 26
Views: 7962

Re: Cargolux B748F „Not Without My Mask“ livery

Look at the way the ear strap is wrapped around the C of ‘Cargolux’ that’s very clever.

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by TheWorm123
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airline was Alexei Navalny flying on?.
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Re: What airline was Alexei Navalny flying on?.

I saw a BBC news article that said it was S7 airlines

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by TheWorm123
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 455320

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Amateur here, but. An aircraft that already has envelope protection could add terrain avoidance as a software layer. Admittedly, it would introduce new failure modes and new problems, very hard to do well, but fairly easy to do crudely. Just any steering that irrevocably would go into terrain would...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 137
Views: 29313

Re: JET2 - what next ?

I feel for all Jet2 personnel effected. Operating dinosaur airplanes like the once-venerable 757 and the geriatric 737-300s cannot be helpful in the low margin LCC business. If Jet2 survives this travel downturn, maybe it will be time to look for a fleet refresh. In addition to looking at more used...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 137
Views: 29313

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Is FR only news relevant to a Jet2 thread?

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by TheWorm123
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was KAL 007 saveable?
Replies: 24
Views: 9043

Re: Was KAL 007 saveable?

Which I again, wonder if it was ever possible any ways by using engine thrust like JAL 123, which lost almost an entire tailfin, but still retained limited control. JAL 123 also ended with 520 deaths, so I wouldn't say that it was "saveable". We will never know about JL123 as it was the t...

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by TheWorm123
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 14121

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

This plane would be more comfortable to fly in than today's 787 or 3-4-3 777s. No it wont. I Agree it wouldn't be. not the 343 nor any other config. I worked for a charter outfit that had a 3-5-3 main Cabin config for 525 pax on a 747-100 and -200 the cabins were miserable. and we flew JFK to ATH/R...

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by TheWorm123
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 137
Views: 29313

Re: JET2 - what next ?

Jet2holidays will operate 20 fewer aircraft in 2021, as operator's boss Steve Heapy urges the rest of industry to approach next year with care in Travel Weekly webcast http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/380212/jet2holidays-outlines-2021-capacity-reduction-for-year-of-caution Only just come back...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand retires two 77W
Replies: 54
Views: 16094

Re: Air New Zealand retires two 77W

I can't see the 777-200s ever flying again and once they are retired they will be gone for good. They are getting to there end of their economic life some are 15 years old. In the future if demand recovers well eventually they will take the 787-10 orders. They can fly for 30 years. The owned 77Ws m...

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot / ATC Repartee
Replies: 95
Views: 13789

Re: Pilot / ATC Repartee

I can sit for hours listening to these videos, the American ATCs don’t hold back if you step a foot out of line :lol:

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by TheWorm123
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is 9Q-CLK the oldest jet still in service?
Replies: 13
Views: 2843

Re: Is 9Q-CLK the oldest jet still in service?

UPS757Pilot wrote:
USA jet still flies DC-9-15s, they are over 50 years old.

The fleet list reads like it straight out of 1985, a mix of various DC-9’s, MD’s and 727’s :eek:

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by TheWorm123
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Anyone else collects fuselage skin tags?
Replies: 28
Views: 7411

Re: Anyone else collects fuselage skin tags?

I bought a tag of N646DL, I’ve not flown Delta but it’s a 757 which is good enough for me.

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by TheWorm123
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JET2 - what next ?
Replies: 137
Views: 29313

Re: JET2 - what next ?

757s have been brought back from storage apparently they came back with a bang: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-jet2-boeing-757-circles-22498582 I do like the MEN for local news but they don’t half fear monger and the stock photos are 737s just to top it off. If there were flames it w...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 10770

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

I wouldn't call it "nonsense", but well. Try to travel between the neighbouring smallest Canary Islands of La Gomera and El Hierro during winter season. We did that twice so far because they are our favourite islands.Their airports are just 70km apart, but you can only fly to Tenerife Nor...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?
Replies: 49
Views: 7927

Re: Found a landing gear door washed up on a beach - aircraft ID?

I think Occam’s razor applies, the simplest solution is probably the correct one. Just my opinion but the simplest to me being that the part in likelihood is not even a plane part but just a piece of a boat or ship debris. There is a remote chance it could be a 757 part from Aeroperu, but I’ll say ...

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by TheWorm123
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode
Replies: 205
Views: 46979

Re: Air India Express IX1344 landing accident at Kozhikode

Another landing incident with a Boeing 737NG in wet weather? Seems like a lot of these incidents in recent years. But more incidents than for Airbus aircraft or smaller BBD or EMB planes? Seems like it. I heard a landing on a wet runway is more tricky with a Boeing 737NG than with an A320/A220 (BBD...

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