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by flyingphil
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128967

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

Matto, you could be right, nothing surprises me anymore about this. I do wonder what was going on in the cockpit, surely the co-pilot [who was supposed to have 20 experience] would have seen all the low fuel warnings? Plus there was the newly qualified [but not type rated] former model, observer; wh...

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by flyingphil
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128967

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/05 ... debts.html
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there is even an enquiry regarding why the Bolivian Air Force was involved in servicing the jet..

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/05 ... debts.html

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by flyingphil
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128967

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

I think its very unlikely that they mistook the VOR for the airport, not impossible, but unlikely. The RJ85 would have been pretty well equipped with navigation equipment. So they should have been sure of their position, at least until all the lights went out. The holding pattern is based on the VOR...

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by flyingphil
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128967

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

Katekebo is totally right. There are strict protocols when communicating with ATC. This is to ensure that the precise meaning is understood and for brevity on busy frequencies. LAMIA never declared MAYDAY or PAN. ATC cannot be faulted. Also I cannot believe they mistook the VOR for the airport. They...

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by flyingphil
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128967

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

The first officer on the flight was male, assume that his is the voice that is heard saying 'gear down'. Sisy Aris the female pilot pictured in the Captains seat before take off was apparently not type rated and there as an observer. Putting the gear down would have increased the drag and made it ev...

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by flyingphil
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 128967

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

You cannot blame ATC for this accident. From the recording there is no indication ATC was made aware of the urgency of the situation. They should have declared a MAYDAY rather than accept the instruction to go into the holding pattern. Even then in the last few radio calls they never formally declar...

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by flyingphil
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Remember Britannia Airways?
Replies: 51
Views: 11005

Re: Anyone Remember Britannia Airways?

I am old enough to remember seeing their Bristol Brittania airliners at Luton airport when I was a kid. Thats is where they got their name from. I remember flying as a passenger in their 757's and 732's. I was also lucky enough to get some flights in the smallest member of the fleet - a Cherokee own...

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by flyingphil
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seoul new airbus
Replies: 26
Views: 4864

Re: Air Seoul new airbus

Wonder Air Seouls radio call sign will be?
Suggestions please?

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by flyingphil
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EDI expansion plans unveiled.
Replies: 7
Views: 2271

Re: EDI expansion plans unveiled.

I see there is a new Railway station being built.. but then you have to transfer onto the tram to get to the Airport. As there are train lines at either end of the runway I never understood why they dont have a rail station in the airport. The tram is great, but it stops so many times you may as wel...

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by flyingphil
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA switch to CS300 on the LCY-JFK route?
Replies: 38
Views: 13897

Re: Should BA switch to CS300 on the LCY-JFK route?

http://www.flyody.com/
Seems unlikely based on BA's experience and the demise of the other all premium operators.
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Does anyone know if Oddesy are still going ahead with LCY - New York with the C100?
http://www.flyody.com/
Seems unlikely based on BA's experience and the demise of the other all premium operators.

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by flyingphil
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK
Replies: 78
Views: 25782

Re: British Airways cancels BA3/BA4 LCY-JFK

Does anyone know if Odessy Airlines are still going to do LCY - New York direct with their C-Series? http://www.flyody.com/ I think another factor with JFK - LCY is the number of diverts to LGW & STN due to early morning fog at LCY. If I had paid extra to arrive for a meeting in Canary Wharf and...

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by flyingphil
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia's first direct non-stop flight to ­Europe is believed to be just weeks away
Replies: 79
Views: 22748

Re: Australia's first direct non-stop flight to ­Europe is believed to be just weeks away

I would have thought you would need at least two sets of pilots and cabin crew for such a long flight.. sounds awful.. Why not go the other way? My last trip to Australia was Air New Zealand LHR - LAX, then. Virgin Australia LAX to Brisbane... only downside is that you cross the dateline and you tec...

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