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by boacvc10
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?
Replies: 22
Views: 3281

Re: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?

So, which is more costly in used but functional aircraft. The maintenance of the airframe? The avionics? The engines? The control mechanisms? The moving parts? Trying to learn how much of a money pit a used aircraft is, but I do see many flying so somehow it is more better than a car that we buy new...

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by boacvc10
Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?
Replies: 22
Views: 3281

Small GA aircraft made in 1947 onwards how are they still flying?

Came across a video log of a pilot on her recent solo flight in three stages from Michigan to Califorina, flying her Bonanza with very great detail of the route and ATC. Videos posted by the pilot can be viewed at https://youtube.com/c/StevieTriesenberg. Since I posted a few weeks ago about a DIY pr...

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by boacvc10
Sun Jan 16, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to GIG and EZE (Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires)?
Replies: 19
Views: 4331

Re: Aeroflot to GIG and EZE (Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires)?

Well, Aeroflot and other communist bloc airlines such as Interflug and ČSA used the IL-18 turboprop well into the 70s to serve destinations both in Asia and Africa. Thank you @dcajet, must have been IL-18 type. Looking at at a random photograph of that type : 2431105 it jogs my memory now that it i...

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by boacvc10
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot to GIG and EZE (Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires)?
Replies: 19
Views: 4331

Re: Aeroflot to GIG and EZE (Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires)?

SU to DAC - Did they stop for a while? Allow me to tell a true aviation story. I remember my grandfather on his way to Moscow on a government visit tasking me at the airport (old DAC, now Air Force base) to hurry back and return with his long great coat that he had left behind at home with about 45 ...

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by boacvc10
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 17
Views: 2063

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

113312 ... I am not related to the original YouTuber who posted that video. Unsure of who you called out for low experience.. just thought it would make for interesting conversation on airliners.net Technical Forum.

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by boacvc10
Sat Jan 01, 2022 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 17
Views: 2063

Re: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

I am just a viewer ... is there any Salvage value to the parts?

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by boacvc10
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG
Replies: 17
Views: 2063

DIY project !!! ... an ancient Cessna 16-17 years AOG

https://youtu.be/aVvHYTtHDrc

Would what you do?
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Attention aviation mechs ... what would you do? If you got an offer for a free twin engine aircraft that was abandoned?

https://youtu.be/aVvHYTtHDrc

Would what you do?

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by boacvc10
Wed Dec 22, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS A321LR
Replies: 90
Views: 17248

Re: SAS A321LR CPH-IAD today

What was their pax configuration? Thanks

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by boacvc10
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft External Wires
Replies: 9
Views: 1959

Re: Aircraft External Wires

How much force did those hf antennas have to deal with during flight? I am designing an HF antenna right now (it's an upgraded design based upon G2MQ design of the 1950s) and the droop caused by the structure mass and the wire mass and boom mass for a electrically short Multiband antenna is scary wh...

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by boacvc10
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Historical question .. tail dragging aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Historical question .. tail dragging aircraft

In my distant memory from an armchair pilot's viewpoint - early powered aircraft were tail draggers. This put pilots having to sit high or look out the side around the engine I guess. But why? Also tail draggers had to get moving to lift the tail requiring elevator control lest they pitch over. But ...

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by boacvc10
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible US air lift ops in East Africa?
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

Possible US air lift ops in East Africa?

There are numerous ACARS captured in the tweets and other intel mentioned in the following detailed The Drive / War Zone article about current US air movements to Africa. Any spotters aware of this exercise? https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/43258/flurry-of-air-force-transports-head-to-east-afri...

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by boacvc10
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 22 year old CFI
Replies: 15
Views: 3060

Re: 22 year old CFI

What a fantastic collective response from the a.net community!

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by boacvc10
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde droop nose design question
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Re: Concorde droop nose design question

The right-hand picture (1994) shows Position 3, ... The left-hand picture (2002) shows Position 1, ... Detailed info and drawings can be found on the excellent Concorde SST site: https://www.concordesst.com/nose.html Ah. What an amazing technical design. I was not expecting an articulated visor con...

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by boacvc10
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde droop nose design question
Replies: 14
Views: 2824

Concorde droop nose design question

In looking at the two photos below of G-BOAC, does the nose section look different, of the same aircraft, same angle almost, but two different years? Some how the 2002 front windshields appear to be different when fully retracted nose configuration than what would be seen with the 1994 nose retracte...

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by boacvc10
Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 wing design question
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

Re: B-52 wing design question

Thanks SeamanBeaumount, are there internal fuel tanks extending to the inner engine pods? The chords look beefy enough from a distance.

At the far end, what is the typical purpose of that streamlined shape (external tank? Refueling drogue?)

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by boacvc10
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 wing design question
Replies: 10
Views: 1759

B-52 wing design question

In an online article https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41776/barksdale-b-52-brandishes-its-modern-arsenal-in-new-loadout-photos a head on picture of a B-52 with it's armament portfolio is shown. Assuming there is some distortion due to the type of lens used, are the first pair of engines on eith...

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by boacvc10
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Arrival at CCK October 27
Replies: 5
Views: 1166

Re: Unusual Arrival at CCK October 27

Pretty amazing reporting, and quick ID by a.net IMHO. Considering where the OP and the responders are, and what timezones are involved. Also, even the pilots of that flight might be stunned to find out two days later they were the subject of a global curiosity :-) while they were still in the air.

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by boacvc10
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?

From the image section close to Boeing Delivery HL8387 (msn 66407) is seen at the boarding gate. So this image is before 1st week of April 2021. Where are the other aircraft in the entire field?

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by boacvc10
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?

From the image section close to Boeing Delivery HL8387 (msn 66407) is seen at the boarding gate. So this image is before 1st week of April 2021. Where are the other aircraft in the entire field?

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by boacvc10
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?

Was curious about Boeing Everett factory and air field located at Boeing Everett Factory https://maps.app.goo.gl/FsGsdR2WGevq7sER9 I did not see any aircraft on the ground on my smartphone ... But there are plenty stands and how in the world do the big aircraft roll out the large hangars without a b...

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by boacvc10
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private airport and US Laws
Replies: 22
Views: 2398

Private airport and US Laws

In https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/10/16/twin-cities-man-accused-of-operating-airstrip-in-field-behind-his-home/ individual is reported to have accused of violations by his city for allegedly operating a private airport without ok How is this possible given FAA should know what happens, as do pi...

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by boacvc10
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2219

Re: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?

iRISH251 wrote:
That's not a real Spitfire - it's a modern light aircraft that only resembles the original! Here is a real one.


What stood out for you in the original photo details? Good catch.

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by boacvc10
Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening
Replies: 44
Views: 5444

Re: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening

That post got me curious. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41142/an-air-cushion-patrol-seaplane-was-once-in-the-works-with-the-u-s-and-japan https://www.google.com/search?q=air+cushion+float+plane&client=ms-android-tmus-us-revc&prmd=sivxn&sxsrf=AOaemvJDKq5xYR70qkKiw5Ir_dKH7rToKA:16...

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by boacvc10
Tue Oct 12, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening
Replies: 44
Views: 5444

Re: It Looks Like A C-130 Seaplane Is Finally Happening

If amphibious ops is required would it not be better if the fuselage of a C-130 was equipped with an inflatable skirt and turbine power diverted through a power take off unit to inflate the skirt by a few inches for hovercraft/lcac style water ops? A set of streamlined nose and mains Inflatable skir...

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by boacvc10
Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2219

Re: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?

Having built Airfix model planes a many, the Spitfire is to me the most interesting aircraft due to the rounded wing tips, followed by the four engine Avro Lancaster, due to the impressive structure and turrets and stuff. I always thought the props were huge (13 ft dia. ?) and the single wheel landi...

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by boacvc10
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: About that operational and experimental licensed F-104 for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1324

Re: About that operational and experimental licensed F-104 for sale

If you turn on the audio of the 1980s vhs tape quality embedded video (see linked article in first post) of the restored F-104 first US registered flight .... (a) why so loud .. was that typical levels heard from the front given the GPU is disconnected but audio levels were high even after that (b) ...

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by boacvc10
Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: About that operational and experimental licensed F-104 for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1324

About that operational and experimental licensed F-104 for sale

I found this The Drive War Zone article about a venerable F-104 aircraft that can go Mach 2 and is being offered with support. It's probably cheaper than a supercar and goes faster...

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by boacvc10
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Tata to (re)acquire most of Air India
Replies: 175
Views: 25489

Air India acquired by Tata Group

Interesting historical and background relevant to both Tata Airlines pre 1950s and modern air India in this news article. Would they be able to consolidate their AOCs if they wanted to into a single carrier? https://www.reuters.com/world/india/tata-wins-bid-take-over-troubled-state-run-air-india-202...

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by boacvc10
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian v. USA military plane designers
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Russian v. USA military plane designers

The soviets invested their best and brightest into aerospace engineering, far and away more than the US/west did, via top down deliberate efforts. [...] The divorce with Ukraine has not helped, [...] Thank you all. I have a professional interest in the field of vacuum arc thruster, led by Soviet re...

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by boacvc10
Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian v. USA military plane designers
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Russian v. USA military plane designers

I am a little bit of curous about the designs produced by the Soviet Union such as 6553907 which were done when computers were in their infancy and CAD was but a dream. Were US aircraft manufacturers also producing aircraft equivalent to the Soviet bloc design at the same time (sort of an aviation a...

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by boacvc10
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 99443

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021

On my PC, when monitoring Flightradar24.com, for KCDA, runway 19 approach (River Visual) the aircraft are tracked over the river, and then when they make a final right hand turn to the runway, the map shows they land in the river, when they are actually (per tower radio frequency 119.1) safely on th...

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by boacvc10
Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 191797

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Take-off around timestamp 22:00 of below stream. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr4SLj8tFcI Hey many years ago I was at one point a broadcast TV camera person/production assistant in studios and the field for some time also a talent. The tracking shot of the C-17 landing (camera operator shifts from...

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by boacvc10
Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 191797

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Has there been any estimate of the number of persons awaiting a flight sea or are known to be awiating a pick upt? I'm just curious if the aircraft involved in the operation are going out 100% or allow extra standing/seating passengers (like that C-17 with 800 adults and children) to maximize payloa...

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by boacvc10
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 11205

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

Just had a conversation with a family member involved with a large international org who have large # of staff stuck in Kabul. Was surprised to hear rosy picture / briefing of the airport situation completely at odds with available news and of course snippets of hard data on this forum (also civ-av)...

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by boacvc10
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 11205

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

Indeed. Oh my God. C-17 rolling, with people on the landing gear fairing: https://twitter.com/TOLOnews/status/1427204278695997442 Blurry video of two people falling from a flying C-17: https://twitter.com/AsvakaNews/status/1427181300054515730 C-17 taxiing video is very suspicious. No wheels turning...

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by boacvc10
Sat Jul 03, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 21
Views: 5806

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

T54A wrote:

Yes it was definitely Mission Aviation Fellowship.


Thanks a lot.

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by boacvc10
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?
Replies: 21
Views: 5806

Re: For Pilots: What Is Your Favorite Route/Flight Story?

I was operating a King Air 200 from Herat (Afghanistan) to Peshawar (Pakistan), a 530nm sector for the Red Cross in 1999. A MAF C210 started at the same time as us, also heading for Peshawar. About 10-15 after we landed (we were still putting the covers on), this cheeky little C210 land and parks n...

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by boacvc10
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying cars and risks (also bmw powers a flying car)
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Flying cars and risks (also bmw powers a flying car)

Ok, a.nuts ... tell me is this real or not?. Any other companies at this level of technology readiness? Are US regulators ready or not from the perspective of airspace safety and tech reliability? And what are the expected safety features of such a contraption, technically? In the early days of indu...

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by boacvc10
Wed May 26, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD11 CRT displays
Replies: 25
Views: 6527

Re: MD11 CRT displays

Wait... even a basic FPGA programmer can easily produce complex LCD touch sensitive graphics using modern LCD or LED panels and in some cases there are innovative immersive display hardware options with 3D imaging and clever optics.. so probably there are professional groups who can produce HMI pane...

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by boacvc10
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: DIY 747 full motion simulator - any "trip reports" ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4932

DIY 747 full motion simulator - any "trip reports" ?

Hi,
just noticed
DIY Boeing 747 "full motion" simulator youtube video on EEVBLOG

Looked very interesting. How many of you on a.net have have flown in it?

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by boacvc10
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Spaceports 2021+
Replies: 0
Views: 922

US Spaceports 2021+

We are all seeing increased interest in Space missions, and I think it is evident many are jumping into the space industry in some way shape or form. Rockets are still being launched (frequently) in the US. I'm just curious to ask what is the state or progress of non-Government spaceports in any of ...

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by boacvc10
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: curiosity about an engine application
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

curiosity about an engine application

Hi. just curious at home. After reading https://www.g2mil.com/skyramp.htm, if we had an aircraft that I sketched out that has: Total about 60 tons (56431 Kg) including: 1. engine mass 2. payload fraction (humans, seats, instruments) 3. fuel fraction 4. fuselage fraction 5. fuel tanks 6. cockpit frac...

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by boacvc10
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: rotation direction of fan disks - all the same?
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

rotation direction of fan disks - all the same?

The recent incident of a B772 right engine suffering failure shocked me as it was brought to our screens in high-def living color faster than probably a lot of news shows would have, such is the modern way of life. If the passengers on that side of the aircraft had seen it disintegrate .. I wonder i...

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by boacvc10
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News report on Bangladesh aviation industry ... 2021-ish
Replies: 0
Views: 559

News report on Bangladesh aviation industry ... 2021-ish

I'm unsure of when this news report was broadcast and where, who it was targeted for as I am unfamiliar with the channel. It's got a lot of footage from DAC and many types of aircraft. Wondering if DAC needs to have another terminal on the other side of the apron, where they have hard stands soon? B...

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by boacvc10
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 980
Views: 191220

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result. The test must have been taken 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. http://accra.emb.mfa.gov.tr/Mission/ShowAnnouncement/380002 It simply could have been just as you said , they ...

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by boacvc10
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: COVID19 travel questions for Air Canada and Turkish Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

Re: COVID19 travel questions for Air Canada and Turkish Airline

thanks all, quite useful info for me to dig through! Just one last thought, if the ticket is YVR YYZ IST DAC all together on a TK ticket but on three flights (YVR-YYZ, YYZ-IST, IST-DAC), the (hours) countdown ends at YVR, surely?

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by boacvc10
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 980
Views: 191220

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Whats also stupid is that the govt has said they won't deny anyone boarding flights if they can't get a PCR test but its already happened to at least a dozen+ so there's the creativity for you. Also, this new policy came in way too fast but the govt just said "well the UK ban is being lifted s...

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by boacvc10
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: COVID19 travel questions for Air Canada and Turkish Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 1397

COVID19 travel questions for Air Canada and Turkish Airline

Hello the first part of this note at a.net describes true events - but it's more for warning others than hoping for attention from Air Canada management team as to what they could look at improving at YVR. First attempt (QR ticket) For essential reasons, with documented health conditions, my college...

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by boacvc10
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Advice on airfreight YVR-LIM
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: Advice on airfreight YVR-LIM

Hello all, I have a need to ship ~150 dense kilos from Vancouver to Peru in the next month or so. Prefer belly cargo as the product is temperature sensitive - I'm also trying to avoid cold chain. I have never done this before and thought I would ask if anyone on here had any advice or background. C...

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