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by sovietjet
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135T
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: KC-135T

Well, all I know is that several years ago I flew on a KC-135T for some air-to-air photos and immediately noticed that I had less viewing area for my camera than my usual KC-135 flights. The crew said it was a T model and that's why it had that extra equipment... The view from the boomer window on t...

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by sovietjet
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135T
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: KC-135T

The view from the boomer window on the "T" is also slightly more restricted as there is some extra equipment on the upper right side covering up a part of the window.

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by sovietjet
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 20248

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Would the runway closures affect arrivals at all? I'm on a flight from ORD on Sep. 14th but would that get delayed at ORD because of the closures? Absolutely. With one arrival runway gone, expect SFO’s arrival rate to be cut roughly in half. Current arrival rate is 54 aircraft per hour in good weat...

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by sovietjet
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 123
Views: 20248

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Would the runway closures affect arrivals at all? I'm on a flight from ORD on Sep. 14th but would that get delayed at ORD because of the closures?

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by sovietjet
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 133
Views: 24482

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Just my $ .02 - in general I'm a little surprised to hear this given the still-recent news that the SU-57 would continue only as a limited / testing project till further notice. You make some good points. As for my username, let's just say I made it as a half joke a long time ago in a galaxy far fa...

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by sovietjet
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 88
Views: 18065

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

Perhaps everyone here has missed the fact that Bulgaria is close to buying F-16s as well.

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by sovietjet
Wed May 29, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 133
Views: 24482

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

I don't believe they apply the RAM for all training missions as it is time consuming and without it, enemies cannot accurately predict it's combat RCS. Have any of you seen any LO aircraft in combat config, as opposed to Air show config? I can believe that, but these were F-22s from Elmendorf, so t...

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by sovietjet
Tue May 28, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 133
Views: 24482

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

Let's take a look at the finer details in this picture and then tell me what tolerances and finish are required again... I see plenty of random colored panels, rivets, gaps, and etc http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Air-Force/Lockheed-Martin-F-22A-Raptor/4947083/L?qsp=eJwtjUEOwjAMBL%2BCfIYDReLQG3wA...

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by sovietjet
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8804

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

CVR and FDR are fine enough, but the real problem is that they aren't transmitted in real time. While every passenger in the back is casually surfing wifi, facebook and streaming video for $5, you mean to tell me it's impossible for simple CVR/FDR data to be transmitted back using the same method? I...

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by sovietjet
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?

Have you already booked the VY ticket? Looking at google flights right now that flight comes out at about $176. If you buy a new one way BCN-ORD ticket you can get it for $298 with Norwegian via LGW. Might be worth paying the extra $122 and just fly with Norwegian. Yes, but my main concern was the ...

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by sovietjet
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?

What if I still travel through MUC, but without a checked bag? Maybe I'll be able to consolidate into a carry-on. Just a question, why are you so focussed on that United flight out of Munich? It's because I'm flying for work to Germany the week before and I'm kind of tied down into using that fligh...

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by sovietjet
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?

To answer the previous question, the flights are on Sunday April 28. In that case the best option would be Norwegian through Gatwick. If you select LowFare+ (includes meal on board, seat reservation, 1 checked bag) this would cost you € 374,50. You have 4 hours transfer time in Gatwick, which shoul...

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by sovietjet
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?

To answer the previous question, the flights are on Sunday April 28.

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by sovietjet
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Transferring flights at MUC, enough time?

I have a question about transferring flights at MUC. I am flying Barcelona BCN to Chicago ORD via MUC. Currently I have a flight coming in from Barcelona to MUC with Vueling arriving at 09:10. My flight to Chicago is with United departing at 11:40. Will I have enough time for the transfer? The reaso...

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by sovietjet
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remaining 737-200s in service
Replies: 32
Views: 5807

Re: Remaining 737-200s in service

Why does NT-43A have such few photos? Thanks for this comprehensive list! United States (10) Air Force: 1 I wasn’t aware that the USAF is still flying a single aircraft. To which tail number do you refer? The Planespotters database which they said the list was sourced from, says that 73-1155 NT-43A...

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by sovietjet
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135R vs KC-135T
Replies: 10
Views: 6243

Re: KC-135R vs KC-135T

Interesting question. I'm intrigued :-)

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by sovietjet
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone who've been to MAKS airshow?
Replies: 1
Views: 2283

Re: Anyone who've been to MAKS airshow?

I've gone 3 times (2007, 2011, 2012). Yes, if you stay inside you shoot directly into the sun. There is a road that goes around to the other side, and a small grass clearing behind the tower (outside the fence) is usually full of photographers. You can hire a taxi, or use public transportation to ge...

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by sovietjet
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tu-160 in Venezuela 11/12/18
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

Re: Tu-160 in Venezuela 11/12/18

One An-124 and one Il-62M

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by sovietjet
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 156942

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

To me the stupidest decision was to remove the boomer's pod. You don't really save any weight or maintenance. It's just a window for crying out loud. And they are having all sorts of problems with the camera system. Sometimes, the simple things work best. The decision to go camera was unnecessary, s...

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by sovietjet
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 133
Views: 24482

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

It seems overenthusiastic Western sources have wrongly quoted the Russian MoD. Nowhere have the Russians said the program is coming to an end. They simply said they will build 12 production/preproduction aircraft and they will not rush to build it in huge numbers. That will take time, given what we ...

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by sovietjet
Tue May 22, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 7647

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

And just to add to my above comment. Look what happened when alcohol was banned in the 20s, mass bootlegging and consumption. I predict a gun ban will result in the same black market. Once people have had a taste, they will not let go of it.

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by sovietjet
Tue May 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 7647

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Gun regulations and control and etc is all great and I'm all for it, but it won't help. Let's consider an extreme scenario, let's say tomorrow the 2nd amendment is repealed. No more guns of any kind can be bought. How do you propose we get rid of the hundreds of millions of existing guns? Will the k...

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by sovietjet
Tue May 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Picasa photo editing software
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: Picasa photo editing software

I still use Picasa, and still have an install file somewhere on my computer. Hopefully I don't forget, and will post it here soon, after I'm back home :-)

I get what you're saying, I love the program strictly for organizing my photos. The "star" feature to mark photos is great.

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by sovietjet
Thu May 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sukhoi SU-57
Replies: 133
Views: 24482

Re: Sukhoi SU-57

The Russians have not shown good quality control on the Su-57, nor have paid attention to the fine details. Look at every other stealth aircraft out there; do you see large gaping gaps? Misaligned panels? Exposed rivets? How about that IRST that's sticking out on the nose, that isn't properly shape...

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by sovietjet
Tue May 08, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 60
Views: 12670

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

So losing one engine on a Herc leads to a crash? I thought it can fly on 3?

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by sovietjet
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Elmendorf Air Force Base F-22 mishap @ NAS Fallon, gear-up landing after engine failure.
Replies: 21
Views: 3361

Re: Elmendorf Air Force Base F-22 mishap @ NAS Fallon, gear-up landing after engine failure.

In fact, a 6 AIM-54 missile load on the F-14 was considered to be an overload condition; it cannot return to the carrier with all 6 AIM-54's; you need to drop 2 of them into the ocean before you could attempt a landing. A more typical load out would load only 2 AIM-54's, plus a number of AIM-7's an...

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by sovietjet
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation
Replies: 31
Views: 4104

Re: Jetliners that have been fully withdrawn from operation

trijetsonly wrote:
IL-86


Russian air force still uses a few

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by sovietjet
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

airkas1, thanks for the advice. After re-editing and upload, it was accepted and actually got some nice viewership :-)

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by sovietjet
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

I think it is maybe slightly soft, which I can fix with some selective sharpening. I will do that and reupload. Blur seems almost impossible to me, due to the short focal length, good light, and almost no relative movement between the subject and me. How do you guys see compression in general? How d...

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by sovietjet
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... e88147cb6c
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OK, I got the next one :-). Again blurry and compression. Where is the blur? You can count the rivets on the thing :-) And how does one see the compression? There is literally nothing I can do about it...

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/air ... e88147cb6c

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by sovietjet
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1690
Views: 156942

Re: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery

Consider this a silly question, but why did they decide to make things overly complicated by removing the boom window and adding a camera? There has always been a boom operator so it will not remove that position. Why fix something that isn't broken, and better yet proven to work just fine for almos...

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by sovietjet
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

Fair enough, I will give up on this one. I have been getting a lot more rejections than normal lately (down to 36% now) so I'm not sure what is happening, whether with something I'm doing or in general.

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by sovietjet
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

So, does this mean I should give up on this shot? Frankly, I'm surprised that everyone thinks it's blurry. Either the standards here have risen sharply or I've had some crazy luck getting 1500 photos accepted. I've considered the type of softness seen on this photo at full resolution normal, and hav...

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by sovietjet
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

Here are two completely unedited, original resolution parts of the photo. The original photo is 6700 pixels wide, after cropping out some empty sky the airplane itself was 5200 pixels. Then I resized that to 1200 pixels for upload. I don't really see any blur here, and besides that, a resize from 52...

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by sovietjet
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

I must be blind :-) . I really don't see the blurriness anywhere besides the rear part that is blurred out from engine exhaust. If it helps, I will post a 100% unresized part of the photo.

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by sovietjet
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

airkas1 thanks fort he reply. Where do you see the blur?

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by sovietjet
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

I reuploaded the photo, the only thing different is that I brightened it up a bit and did a pass of noise reduction: http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/5/9/1/4931195.jpg?v=v4bfd85703fe Now it is rejected for: Blurry Compression Overexposed Soft So, I'm rather curious. How was it rejected ...

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by sovietjet
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1269
Views: 146051

Re: F-35 news thread

Link 16 and MADL are the primary two. The F-22 was slated to be upgraded to MADL but the cost prohibited it. There are now moves to make the F-22 IFDL compatible with MADL and also provide F-22 with Link 16 transmit capability (it currently has receive) but that is not expected until approx 2023. O...

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by sovietjet
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1269
Views: 146051

Re: F-35 news thread

What kind of datalinks can the F-35 use? I already know it can use Link 16 and MADL but that neither is compatible with the IFDL on the F-22. What else can it use? Can it use Link 22, SADL, EPLRS, JREAP, etc..?

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by sovietjet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76063

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I heard that the CVR/FDR loops over every 2 hours. Even if they found this plane on day 1, we still wouldn't know what happened on the flight deck when he first changed course...

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by sovietjet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4951

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

There was a guy back in the late 1930s who used to say almost exactly the same thing vis a vis Hitler. His name was Neville Chamberlain. How it all ended is common knowledge to anyone with half decent education. Too bad you didn't pay attention while in school. You are Czech, I am Bulgarian. Our co...

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by sovietjet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4951

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

I take it you must be a trump true believer if you can't see it. Not at all actually. I don't like Trump, nor do I believe the election process in the USA is ideal. I just think this hawkish attitude towards Russia is just stooping to their level. Make business, not enemies. Kill your enemies with ...

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by sovietjet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?
Replies: 198
Views: 4951

Re: Why should the West care if relations with Russia deteriorate?

I don't understand all this obsession about Russia. They talk a lot, but realistically are not going to do that much, and everyone seems to fall for it. What business is it to the West what happens inside Russia? Why should the West care if the elections are fair or not, or if political opponents ar...

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by sovietjet
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Noise and Oversharp?
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Noise and Oversharp?

It was taken at f/9.0. The blurry in the back part is definitely due to exhaust. It can be seen in the original unedited version. The angle of the sun is no ideal, but shouldn't affect noise and sharpness. Technically the sun was still on "my side" although it was definitely approaching ce...

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by sovietjet
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 85
Views: 12602

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

Let’s be honest though, most of that is just nostalgia because they are rare now though. Sitting at DFW watching MD-80 after MD-80 take off back in the day wasn’t any more exciting than watching 737/A320s take off now. The reason everyone hates on the 737 and A320 is because they are ubiquitous. If...

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by sovietjet
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 85
Views: 12602

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

What is this obsession with seeing everything unique replaced by generic, boring, wing mounted engines, white painted plastic planes? Better question: what is it with equating nostalgia for obsolete relics of a bygone era, to aircraft enthusiasm? :roll: The likes of the 747 and MD80 had their time....

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by sovietjet
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto
Replies: 13
Views: 3857

Re: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto

I can understand point #1, but as for #2 and #3 they seem like factors that are still too fresh to sustain this traffic. For emigration it is interesting, how many visit their home country now and why haven't they until now? For example, Chicago has a huge Russian/Ukrainian population but yet all th...

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by sovietjet
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto
Replies: 13
Views: 3857

Re: Ethiopian Airlines at 95% flight loads to Toronto

Can someone explain where this is coming from? Why is there such a huge demand to travel to Ethiopia of all places? They are starting ORD as well.

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by sovietjet
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 85
Views: 12602

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

Good Riddance. Ah yes, the obligatory hating on a classic real airplane that actually makes noise and smoke and has some character. What happened to the real aviation fans on this site? What is this obsession with seeing everything unique replaced by generic, boring, wing mounted engines, white pai...

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