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by qf772
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 14649

Re: Air China A330 fire @ Beijing Airport

THS214 wrote:
What is wrong with today's planes? Back in the good old days all you needed was Patroni ( or equivalent) some duct tape and a 707 (or Airbus) was ready to fly again.

Good that it was only material damage.


The new planes can read the manuals

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by qf772
Sun May 19, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 43832

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

You're forgetting the "what would Pan Am look like today?", "Airbus vs. Boeing", "why aren't airlines buying more 747's/A380's" & more related to this one, "Why doesnt B6 buy F9/NK?" And "What will replace the HA 717s?" When will NWA retire the ...

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by qf772
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.
Replies: 39
Views: 9895

Re: The $200m "Ghost" airport in Mozambique.

Australia could use some of that corruption to get Badgerys Creek up and running

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by qf772
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 35101

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Sorry I'm not adding any value myself but thanks so much for the research it's a truly informative thread.

It will be weird in the inevitable future when there are no QF 747s left, come of my earliest memories are on QF 747-200s

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by qf772
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - Part 102
Replies: 201
Views: 16224

RE: Australian Aviation Thread - Part 102

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mariner" class="quote" target="_blank">mariner</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i>http://www.theage.com.au/business/av...s-h...

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by qf772
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Changes To Frequent Flyer Program
Replies: 27
Views: 4239

RE: Qantas Changes To Frequent Flyer Program

Simplifying the program by making it so complex no-one cares any more and moves to Virgin

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by qf772
Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Cargo Door Below Cockpit
Replies: 26
Views: 10849

RE: 747 Cargo Door Below Cockpit

If they really want to show a car's capability involving an airliner (actually the same plane I think) this is a better way to do it

http://youtu.be/TWxMestl824

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by qf772
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Aboriginal 737
Replies: 13
Views: 4809

RE: New Qantas Aboriginal 737

Doesn't seem to have the impact of the previous ones, more like a decal you'd expect for the Socceroos or Wallabies

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by qf772
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VA And JQ Aircraft Bump Into Each Other At MEL
Replies: 17
Views: 9419

RE: VA And JQ Aircraft Bump Into Each Other At MEL

If it had been a QF plane the headline would have been Terror on Qantas Plane

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by qf772
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Irony
Replies: 22
Views: 10239

RE: Inflight Irony

The best example of all time was the Jetblue passengers who watched their own emergency landing

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/trave...ews/2005-09-22-jeblue-fliers_x.htm

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by qf772
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Hoping For Triple Decker Aircraft ...
Replies: 47
Views: 26688

RE: EK Hoping For Triple Decker Aircraft ...

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by qf772
Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF VH-EBU - Nalanji Dreaming
Replies: 9
Views: 4931

RE: QF VH-EBU - Nalanji Dreaming

I saw her on Sunday when I rode past on the "Bay in a Day" ride.

50km into a 210km ride with a monster head wind, I was grateful to have something to have something interesting to look at, made a welcome change from the butt of the cyclist in front

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by qf772
Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair A340 Gets Angry Birds Special Livery
Replies: 23
Views: 26052

RE: Finnair A340 Gets Angry Birds Special Livery

Maybe it's a new level of the game where you can throw Finnair planes at the pigs

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by qf772
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Filmed From Inside
Replies: 20
Views: 44648

RE: Plane Crash Filmed From Inside

This was shot inside a chopper crashing in Sydney in the 60's

http://youtu.be/HvTbgz_Cxw8

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by qf772
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Safety Record
Replies: 69
Views: 10814

RE: Qantas Safety Record

As well as the less crowded skies and milder weather conditions I think it also reflects on Australia's high safety standards that not only Qantas but AFAIK no Australian Airline has had a jet hull loss. I'm pretty sure the Ansett 743 which got a bit intimate with the Sydney Runway in 1994 was repai...

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by qf772
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Ground Test Accident
Replies: 322
Views: 96261

RE: Airbus Ground Test Accident

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by qf772
Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia To Decide On B748/A380
Replies: 104
Views: 15156

RE: Iberia To Decide On B748/A380

Remember in Europe, especially contintental Europe a tourist can drive over the border for the day, catch a train or fly with an LCC.

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by qf772
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Channel 9 - Reasons To Turn Off?
Replies: 88
Views: 22878

RE: United Airlines Channel 9 - Reasons To Turn Off?

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by qf772
Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official A380 First Flight Thread: Check-in!
Replies: 136
Views: 36404

RE: The Official A380 First Flight Thread: Check-in!

We were supposed to leave at 4, weather delay so we're still in the lounge waiting to board.

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by qf772
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official A380 First Flight Thread: Check-in!
Replies: 136
Views: 36404

RE: The Official A380 First Flight Thread: Check-in!

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by qf772
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official A380 First Flight Thread: Check-in!
Replies: 136
Views: 36404

RE: The Official A380 First Flight Thread: Check-in!

Still low cloud here in Sydney but a bit clearer than this morning, don't know if it's worth heading down or not.

Does anyone know if it will be doing a harbour fly by as the SMH was sugesting this morning?

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by qf772
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dumbest Things Heard From Passengers
Replies: 191
Views: 21461

RE: Dumbest Things Heard From Passengers

Also I remember when I was a kid a <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> told me that the 744s have Longreach painted on the side of them becuase they are used for long reaches. I suspect he was joking. However, almost everytime we fly o...

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by qf772
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dumbest Things Heard From Passengers
Replies: 191
Views: 21461

RE: Dumbest Things Heard From Passengers

I overheard a some guy explain blended winglettes on a 737 to his party like this: "Airports are getting smaller and smaller so they have to bend the wings up at the ends so they'll fit in their parks." I almost chimed in and asked why they don't just build the wings straight up, think of how small ...

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by qf772
Wed Oct 24, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 - The Final Countdown. (Part 2)
Replies: 214
Views: 31519

RE: Airbus A380 - The Final Countdown. (Part 2)

I'm trying to decide whether to go to the opera house steps (in case it makes a fly by) or the beach on the south western side of the airport which is most likely going to be packed.

Or just wait till I'm on it tomorrow

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by qf772
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buying A Used Airbus
Replies: 12
Views: 7528

RE: Buying A Used Airbus

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by qf772
Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Standing Up In Planes On The Runway
Replies: 62
Views: 16924

RE: Chinese Standing Up In Planes On The Runway

Last week I was on a Qantas Flight out of Sydney, we were well into the Taxi when some guy gets out of his seat and walks back to the toilet. He was tackled by 2 FAs and shoved into a spare seat in the last row. the FAs literally had enough time to go back to their seats as the takeoff roll commence...

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by qf772
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A380 - The Final Countdown. (Part 2)
Replies: 214
Views: 31519

RE: Airbus A380 - The Final Countdown. (Part 2)

I got 80G.... upstairs and close to the back of the cabin so hopfully I can get good some shots.

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by qf772
Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Getting Those "photo" Emails?
Replies: 25
Views: 4199

RE: Anyone Getting Those "photo" Emails?

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by qf772
Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?
Replies: 8
Views: 5566

RE: Was An Ansett Tristar/DC-10 Ever At Duxford?

Hi,

I'm almost certain Ansett Never operated a DC-10 or Tristar, if they did it probably wouldn't have been likely to spend much time at Duxford

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by qf772
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread
Replies: 172
Views: 48286

RE: Sukhoi Superjet-100 Roll Out Count Down Thread

Is it just me or does that livery make it hard to get a feel for the nose and cockpit windows,

it's disctracting like that checker camofalge car manufacturers use to disguise their new cars.

Nice looking bird though, good to see a bit of variety returning to the skies

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by qf772
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top Bid For Seats On First A380 Flight: U$D100,380
Replies: 12
Views: 5149

RE: Top Bid For Seats On First A380 Flight: U$D100,380

I heard yesterday, The return flight to Sydney was fairly competitve (a couple of hundred cheaper than <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> an heaps cheaper than <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>'s web price) don't know how that translates to the additional flights you'll ...

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by qf772
Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anybody Got Some Dash 8 Pics On His PC?
Replies: 44
Views: 5593

RE: Anybody Got Some Dash 8 Pics On His PC?

And another <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> one, <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><A HREF="http://myaviation.net/" target="_blank">MyAviation.net:</A><br><a href="http://myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=01138207&size=medium" target=...

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by qf772
Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things That Annoy You About Flying
Replies: 51
Views: 6973

RE: Things That Annoy You About Flying

I've got two that haven't been mentioned (I second a lot of the ones above though) 1) people who will just about level you to get on the plane before you at boarding. All the seats get to the destination at roughly the same time. Given that all the airlines I fly have assigned seating this is even m...

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by qf772
Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top Bid For Seats On First A380 Flight: U$D100,380
Replies: 12
Views: 5149

RE: Top Bid For Seats On First A380 Flight: U$D100,380

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by qf772
Sat Sep 15, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: More Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 3351

RE: More Help Please

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by qf772
Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: More Help Please
Replies: 6
Views: 3351

More Help Please

Hi Guys, Still trying to hone my skills, I'm very curious what an acceptance email looks like (maybe it'd be easier to get someone else to forward one to me)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> <a href="http://motahedz.net/Examples/ZK-OJM-S.jpg" target=_blank>http:/...

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by qf772
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DJ Embraer To CBR This Week
Replies: 6
Views: 2775

RE: DJ Embraer To CBR This Week

According to the link that Aussie_ posted it'll be coming and going on the 28th, 29th and 30th of September

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by qf772
Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DJ Embraer To CBR This Week
Replies: 6
Views: 2775

RE: DJ Embraer To CBR This Week

I think I'll head down for a look as it transits Sydney, Arriving 10:20 Leaving 11:20 sure there'll be enough other movements to keep me occupied

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by qf772
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sharpening
Replies: 4
Views: 3286

RE: Sharpening

Thanks for that guys,

well, at least I'm getting closer

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by qf772
Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sharpening
Replies: 4
Views: 3286

Sharpening

Hi Guys, I am still trying to get my eye in with sharpening. I recently has this one rejected for soft: <a href="http://motahedz.net/Examples/VH-PRX-S.jpg" target=_blank>http://motahedz.net/Examples/VH-PRX-S.jpg</a> I went back to the original file and reedited from scratch and came up with this one...

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by qf772
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - SQ / When Will Bidders Know If They Won?
Replies: 14
Views: 3650

RE: A380 - SQ / When Will Bidders Know If They Won?

Has anyone heard from Singapore Airlines about the special return flight/accomodation deals yet?

They said it'd be about 2 working days so any time now I guess

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by qf772
Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 - SQ / When Will Bidders Know If They Won?
Replies: 14
Views: 3650

RE: A380 - SQ / When Will Bidders Know If They Won?

I just got seats and had an email within 30 seconds giving payment options etc. It also said someone from <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> would call within 2 days of payment to make the other travel arrangements. FYI US$1,009,99 for 2 seats <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith I...

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by qf772
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankstown A "Security" Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

RE: Bankstown A "Security" Airport

I thought about that afterwards, he introducted himself as from the department of transport safety, it was only on the way home that I thought, I don't think there is such a department I must have misheard ATSB. Because its federal land (I think) its doubtful a cop would say anything non-traffic rel...

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by qf772
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankstown A "Security" Airport
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Bankstown A "Security" Airport

Hi all, This morning I had a client meeting in Sydney's South West and though it'd be a good opportunity to take my Camera along and get some shots of Bankstown on the way back. I drove through the airport didn't find any shots that caught my eye and left. Once I was on the main road (not that main ...

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by qf772
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Officer Survivor Of Comair Flight Sues
Replies: 123
Views: 18638

RE: First Officer Survivor Of Comair Flight Sues

I'm not sure about the states but in Australia and the UK, many (if not most) insurance policies include a "Subrogation" Clause. This means that under the terms of the policy you give the insurance company the right to recover funds they have paid you by sueing the negligent third party in your name...

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by qf772
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 747's
Replies: 29
Views: 7734

RE: Qantas 747's

Back in the day's of ultra light loads I remember my family getting an upgrade to Business flying to the UK, My Brothers and I snuck back into Economy so we could sleep across a row of seats instead of upright in Business Class.

With Skybeds you wouldn't do that now even if you could

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by qf772
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heat Haze
Replies: 6
Views: 2931

RE: Heat Haze

Thanks a lot for the quick replies.

Looks like I'm going to have to change my shooting schedule I normally try to sneak out at lunch to get down to the airport.

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by qf772
Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Heat Haze
Replies: 6
Views: 2931

Heat Haze

Hi Guys, Still working on getting one accepted. A.Net has certainly helped me get over my fear of rejection! This Photo has a fair bit of heat haze, mainly from its own engines due to the fact that it's on a take off roll, is there to much heat haze? Also what else would get this rejected and is it ...

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by qf772
Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help For A Beginer
Replies: 18
Views: 3479

RE: Help For A Beginer

Thanks for your comments, As I've said before my Editing skills need a lot of work (I need to do a course). I've got a few that went straight into the too hard basket, including this one. Is this salvageable at all? <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=650 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="bo...

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by qf772
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help For A Beginer
Replies: 18
Views: 3479

RE: Help For A Beginer

Thanks for your comments, I'll keep banging away at it. I've been relying on cropping too much, using a slightly wider angle than needed so I can compose the photo at home, looks like I need to take a batch of closer photos and see if that helps. That as well as spending more time learning photoshop...

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