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by N14AZ
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C5 nosewheel
Replies: 27
Views: 5154

Re: The C5 nosewheel

O/T: when searching for "C5 nose landing gear" I found a lot of pictures of C5's landing without retracted NLG. Just an observation but it's supposed to happen that way. "Without retracted" equals extended, or down, which is the correct configuration for a landing. You might hav...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service
Replies: 61
Views: 8387

Re: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service

[ I was referring to the Son La province... but I guess that’s off-topic :-/ No. Sơn La is "sanwiched" between Điện Biên and Hà Nội (Hanoi). There are just hundred of miles between Sơn La and HAN or DIN, and I think an airport in Sơn La is unnecessary. I know. I travel to Son La twice a y...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service
Replies: 61
Views: 8387

Re: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service

How I wish they or somebody else would improve the air traffic connections to Northern Vietnam... :-/ QH could use those regional jets to DIN (Dien Bien Phu), which is a small but important airport in Northern Vietnam region That wouldn’t help me since there are already two flights a day to Dien Bi...

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by N14AZ
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service
Replies: 61
Views: 8387

Re: Bamboo wants to invest in 4 Embraer E-jets for VCS service

How I wish they or somebody else would improve the air traffic connections to Northern Vietnam... :-/

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by N14AZ
Tue May 12, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped
Replies: 35
Views: 9790

Re: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped

I've actually recovered airplanes from the long term storage facilities and returned then to service. The market just has to be there with the right need and desire to do so, And a facility that knows what they're doing. I did it at the Evergreen facility when it was at Marana AZ.. And I did it wit...

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by N14AZ
Wed May 06, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 63
Views: 12019

Re: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'

Didn't SQ retire some older A380s and no one took them? Can't they just convert those? I don't think so 8-) https://www.airportspotting.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/9V-SKA_LDE_02.01.2020.jpg Source: https://www.airportspotting.com/widebody-airliner-storage-and-scrapped-a380s-tarbes-lourdes-spotti...

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by N14AZ
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9813

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

egnr wrote:
Emirates aircraft parked at Dubai World Central... https://twitter.com/belowmda/status/1243644198932197376?s=08

Good lord, when watching this video I started to count the millions of dollars (of aircraft being stored). It was like „100 million US$, 200 million US$, 300 million US$...“

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by N14AZ
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of grounded fleets
Replies: 8
Views: 2747

Re: Pictures of grounded fleets

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1443067

It’s in the Travel and polls forum.
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There is a very good thread about this topic:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1443067

It’s in the Travel and polls forum.

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9813

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

Does anybody know where this picture has been taken? https://bilder4.n-tv.de/img/incoming/origs21666479/0632535669-w1280-h960/fa717e2a119dc0151bd1d127b2848f78.jpg Source: https://www.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/Wer-Staatshilfen-kriegt-soll-auf-Boni-verzichten-article21666480.html It might be just an example ...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9813

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

Some engine covers are missing. I guess engine covers will become the toilet paper of the aviation industry... ;-)

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by N14AZ
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9813

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

some photos of LH aircraft on the runway at FRA: https://mobile.twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1242087895860686849 https://mobile.twitter.com/lufthansaNews/status/1242091256278331395 Very good pictures here as well (please scroll down): http://fraaviation.forumieren.de/t19868-23-03-2020#85754 Pic...

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by N14AZ
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9813

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

Today LH has started to store aircraft on the northern runway in Frankfurt: Die Lufthansa hat damit begonnen, in der Corona-Krise nicht benötigte Flugzeuge am Frankfurter Flughafen zu parken. Auf der Landebahn Nordwest, die seit Montagfrüh um 8 Uhr bis auf Weiteres gesperrt ist, stellt die Airline d...

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by N14AZ
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Preserved DC-9/MD-80?
Replies: 17
Views: 941

Re: Preserved DC-9/MD-80?

RP-C1544, an ex- Cebu Pacific Air DC-9-31, stored close to the international airport in Manila. https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7881/32009971687_c5a207cbe9_b.jpg https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4808/32009971427_4b6f7961c3_b.jpg I took these pictures in October 2018. It’s a strange place. It’s not a mu...

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by N14AZ
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9813

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

Not sure I understand why this thread is in Travel Polls and Preferences now. Not sure either. That is sometimes where good threads go to die. The same here. I had to use google to find this thread again. Never would I have thought to find it here. This is the official definition of the Travel, Pol...

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by N14AZ
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9813

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

- That’s how they normally park @ SGN, nothing new here. But usually, not that crowded https://i.imgur.com/OOnsSku.jpg In normal days the number of parking aircraft is much smaller than the number of parking aircrafts taken in those pictures. The first picture you showed from SGN is definitely some...

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by N14AZ
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9813

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

... and HAN : https://i.imgur.com/Yl2cgtu.png P/s: this time with the credit :D - That’s how they normally park @ SGN, nothing new here. I agree about SGN but the picture taken at HAN definitely shows a new situation: this new tarmac east of the VN maintenance area (you can see the VN IL 18 stored ...

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by N14AZ
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9813

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

I wanted to start this thread a few days ago when I saw a drone video of Lufthansa planes parked at FRA, but the link I had no longer worked. Glad someone did start it, I am very curious where these hundreds of planes are going to be parked (not that there isn't room, just fascinating to see) Can a...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Posts Disappearing
Replies: 26
Views: 3539

Re: Posts Disappearing

I am reading a.net since 20 years now and my feeling is as well that it has changed. This is not meant to be offensive but just a sober observation. Is it that the new owners request stricter moderation? Previously, I never even thought about the chance that one of my posts would be deleted. Nowada...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Posts Disappearing
Replies: 26
Views: 3539

Re: Posts Disappearing

I think moderation changed. I am reading a.net since 20 years now and my feeling is as well that it has changed. This is not meant to be offensive but just a sober observation. Is it that the new owners request stricter moderation? Previously, I never even thought about the chance that one of my po...

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by N14AZ
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9169

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

Ouch! https://samchui.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Thai-Airways-A330-Chops-Gulfstream-IV-Tail-2-759x500.jpg Source: https://samchui.com/2020/03/10/thai-airways-airbus-a330-chops-tail-off-gulfstream-iv/?fbclid=IwAR1Nv6Z4Gl3sC9EVZNY4jHjE6SUhzWUd9pEwXAHag2tClE1W7qLTd16DFwc#.Xmdx86hKiUl Also, the nose...

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by N14AZ
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MH17 trial - discussion tread
Replies: 102
Views: 4622

Re: MH17 trail - discussion tread

anrec80 wrote:
I know it will be broadcast. I am waiting to get some good laughter.

Interesting. I really don’t know if there is anything to laugh about.

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by N14AZ
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considers A330neo production rate cut
Replies: 161
Views: 24666

Re: A330neo - 2020 not so great a year?

Do you think they'll cut production or build a bunch of white tails for a year? I think the term “white tail“*) has become an urban myth in modern times of aircraft production since neither Boeing nor Airbus will start producing an aircraft if there is no assigned and paying customer. It must have ...

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by N14AZ
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Trump's re-election
Replies: 148
Views: 8582

Re: Consequences of Trump's re-election

Who knows, without the pressure of trying to get re-elected he may become a nice guy again. After all, it’s just the president of the USA. My concern is Bernie is unelectable to far too many Americans. A bit like HRC was. I somehow have the feeling the Democrats are repeating this mistake with Biden...

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dent Appears in Engine Cowling During Spool-Up
Replies: 16
Views: 6579

Re: Dent Appears in Engine Cowling During Spool-Up

I think G-YMMA has to visit a dentist rather quickly... :duck:

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dent Appears in Engine Cowling During Spool-Up
Replies: 16
Views: 6579

Re: Dent Appears in Engine Cowling During Spool-Up

I first thought it's just an optical illusion, i.e. a shadow rushing over the cowling but I think I am wrong.

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787s on German register
Replies: 8
Views: 4385

Re: First 787s on German register

Noshow wrote:
Now that would be fantastic. However TUI is not related to LTU in any way. TUI-retro colours would be Hapag Lloyd.

I know. I was just inspired when I read the words DUS and TriStar500. :cloudnine:

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787s on German register
Replies: 8
Views: 4385

Re: First 787s on German register

Ah, of course. The longhaul tourism capital of Germany.

#wishful thinking: they should paint one 787 in LTU-retro-colours. That would be great..

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by N14AZ
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787s on German register
Replies: 8
Views: 4385

Re: First 787s on German register

Yes, nice in deed: the first D-registered 787’s! Where will they be stationed? HAJ?

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by N14AZ
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 310203

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

I just wanted to share this picture KLM posted on Facebook today: Monday morning meeting, 1991 style! https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/87701615_10157044106325773_5971632797901651968_o.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_oc=AQlz2sfDtsxuCJVEQfyLVfNmvaUmbOO1siTRA_LKCV7sY5yWNZs6kMMLfb...

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by N14AZ
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 21546

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

So, in other words we are back to Biden vs. Trump, correct?

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by N14AZ
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?
Replies: 38
Views: 9488

Re: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?

So they are just abandonned, not even stored. And today I learned why SV has decided to paint the top of the fuselage of their aircraft in that beige colour: the aircraft looks freshly painted even when being stored/abandonned for several years! Very clever, SV! ;-) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wik...

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by N14AZ
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?
Replies: 19
Views: 2080

Re: Rude cabin crew. What would you do?

The more airlines squeeze every last ounce of floor space, the more trivial issues such as this become apparent and inflamed. This pretty much sums it up. But from the customer’s perspective: before going to the restroom (provided it’s not an emergency), it would demonstrate common sense (and good ...

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by N14AZ
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?
Replies: 38
Views: 9488

Re: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?

Found a picture of the two MD11's https://blog-imgs-118.fc2.com/c/o/r/cornichevilla/20180120020455fd1s.jpg Source: http://cornichevilla.com/blog-date-20180119.html https://live.staticflickr.com/4130/4948395521_0b3c96fae5_b.jpg Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/superspotter/4948395521 Didn't reme...

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by N14AZ
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways Plans Munich to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
Replies: 12
Views: 2495

Re: Bamboo Airways Plans Munich to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Nice. Since VN has more or less a monopoly for VN-Germany they should be able to make some money with these routes.

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by N14AZ
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5937

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

I think often it is just panic "what if people don't let me in?" I think often it is just panic "what?!? This bloke wants to be in front of me?“. But now we are going in circles because we already had this kind of behavior on page one: ;-) Yes, that’s awful. I think this is a modern ...

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by N14AZ
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5937

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

Reminds me of a talk from a psychology professor that complained about people using a lane to the very end before merging to "sneak" in front of the line. She didn't know that is how you have yo do it by law... I think I met your professor this weekend on the Autobahn (actually not, it wa...

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by N14AZ
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA new livery
Replies: 48
Views: 12801

Re: MEA new livery

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49599695137_c8656dd87d_c.jpg Am I the only one? The tree with ist branches reminds me of these Indonesian shadow puppets, where you can see the stickts for moving the puppets: http://schneider.marionetten-wiesloch.de/Kreshn%2BArj..jpg Source, just an example: htt...

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by N14AZ
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 26931

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

qf789 wrote:
Image

What is that Hercules doing in the background. Seems to be a strange position for offloading. Isn’t she blocking a taxiway? Yes, there is the one directly next to the runway but still...

Just asking..

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by N14AZ
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel
Replies: 34
Views: 1479

Re: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8EtnyKXacF0
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Forgot to post my reply further above. Second try:

Aaron747 wrote:
- Prometheus, from Prometheus

Yes, it looks very powerful. But during the landing scene it reminds me of a dog:
Image
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8EtnyKXacF0

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by N14AZ
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel
Replies: 34
Views: 1479

Re: Favorite Sci-fi/fantasy vessel

I have too many I like so this is just what comes to mind: - Colonial Marines lander vehicle, Aliens - Prometheus, from Prometheus - Endurance, from Interstellar - TIE interceptors, SW Episode VI - Obi Wan’s starfighter, SW Episode II - Romulan warbird, ST TNG/DS9 - Vorcha class Klingon battle crui...

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by N14AZ
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Falcon 50 fire at CYKZ Buttonville
Replies: 15
Views: 3416

Re: Falcon 50 fire at CYKZ Buttonville

Is it a write-off? :duck: Depends on your engineering skills: ;-) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ER2M4ooWsAAjGGv.jpg Source: https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/N951DJ?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw But seriously, what a shame. She was a true 80ies lady. Then again, was she still active? Last flight ...

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by N14AZ
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Early nominee for the year's Darwin Award
Replies: 30
Views: 1607

Re: Early nominee for the year's Darwin Award

I am pretty sure that most "flat earthers" are just trolls. They sadly convince a few gullible people and well the result is this. Are we sure he was a convinced flat-earther? Maybe he just joined this minority because he sensed he could make a little bit of money with this idea. As regar...

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by N14AZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 7871

Re: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?

https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/statu ... 0758788105 )

Comment in that twitter link:
Is that plane wearing an N95 mask? #coronavirusus #Covid19usa

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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Revelation wrote:

Comment in that twitter link:
Is that plane wearing an N95 mask? #coronavirusus #Covid19usa

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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by N14AZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5937

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

I replied: „Why? There is no danger, no traffic, nothing?!“ He: „yeah, true, but from time to time you have to use the horn“ :banghead: How else will someone else know you have a car? :rotfl: He then added „yes, you have to use the horn as if you are chatting with someone... beep... beep-beep (imit...

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by N14AZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 7871

Re: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?

So, is this really the last A380 road convoy ever? If so, it would seem A380 production is ending in 2020 not 2021 as Airbus announced. ??? Production ends once the last A380 has been outfitted and delivered. The time span between convoy and delivery was usually about one year. So that would fit ve...

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by N14AZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 7871

Re: Last A380 Road Convoy Ever?

So, is this really the last A380 road convoy ever? If so, it would seem A380 production is ending in 2020 not 2021 as Airbus announced. ??? Production ends once the last A380 has been outfitted and delivered. The time span between convoy and delivery was usually about one year. So that would fit ve...

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by N14AZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane
Replies: 163
Views: 5937

Re: Tiny Things That Drive You Insane

1. people who deliberately drive slow 2. people tooting for no reason Please define tooting. According to Wikipedia, it is a district in South London, part of the London Borough of Wandsworth, and known for it's large Asian community. I am pretty sure he meant: to blare [honk, toot] to honk [car ho...

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by N14AZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22719

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

[...] once it secures a charter order. Sorry, but I am just curious. what is a "charter order"? My guess is a some type of firm commitment saying they will order the plane that becomes firm order at program launch, since Airbus can’t technically sell the plane until they get board approva...

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by N14AZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 22719

Re: Cargo facts: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

PepeTheFrog wrote:
[...] once it secures a charter order.

Sorry, but I am just curious. what is a "charter order"?

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by N14AZ
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: That disappearing sound at airports
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: That disappearing sound at airports

Thank you for the link and posting these pictures. Of course I still remember that sound. In Frankfurt, typically, at least one letter would get stuck but it was never a problem. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/DEAF/production/_110870075_jfk1962.jpg I cannot see any airline name or airli...

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