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by ChrisKen
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 12571

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

Kiwirob wrote:
1. naming an Australia aircraft after a desert invented in New Zealand would be incredibly stupid, even for an Australian.

but it's really German

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 12571

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

Unfortunately, "Waltzing Matilda" just brings a wobble board toting, bearded & convicted nonce to mind in this part of the world.
Could be a slight own goal.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: WHEN IS THIS MADNESS GOING TO STOP?
Replies: 95
Views: 4049

Re: WHEN IS THIS MADNESS GOING TO STOP.

B747forever wrote:
Please remind me if he did it in the name of Christianity.

It was one of his many mangled motives, "to preserve a Christian Europe".

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Someone explain "Lowest Usable Flight Level"
Replies: 6
Views: 2816

Re: Someone explain "Lowest Usable Flight Level"

Lowest Usable FL = Transition Level plus 500ft Transition Level = Lowest Flight Level above Transition Altitude Climb - Switch to standard barometer at Transition Altitude, Refer as FL Descend - Switch to Local at TL, refer in Alt You wouldn't shouldn't (normally) be given or elect to fly at, an alt...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incidents With Incapacitated Pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: Incidents With Incapacitated Pilot

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-24450534

I'm sure there was video released from the Sea King at some point too.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-24450534

I'm sure there was video released from the Sea King at some point too.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incidents With Incapacitated Pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: Incidents With Incapacitated Pilot

Talk Down Landings None that I know of in the commercial world. There have been several in the GA world though. Off the top of my head. Passenger landed a C172 in Humberside back in 2013(?) after the pilot (ultimately DOA) died during the flight. Took an hour or so, several attempts, two instructors...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A couple of questions about 787 Electrics
Replies: 22
Views: 3085

Re: A couple of questions about 787 Electrics

I stand corrected. I thought the initial units were hybrids, I see it's moved on.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A couple of questions about 787 Electrics
Replies: 22
Views: 3085

Re: A couple of questions about 787 Electrics

EBA is an Electronic Brake Actuator - Brake Fluid under pressure moves the drum/clamps Fluid = Hydraulic.

The system is essentially the same. Just an electronic link between the pedals and the brakes, and the smaller hydraulic system is self contained on the wheel assembly,

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A couple of questions about 787 Electrics
Replies: 22
Views: 3085

Re: A couple of questions about 787 Electrics

Second: The brakes. I'm trying to get my head around how electric brakes would work. It's very easy for mto visualize howerful hydraulic pressure pushing stator disks against rotors. How do do electric brakes work? Are they mototized, spinning a jackscrew of some sort? If so, I would imagine those ...

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The shame that is KEF
Replies: 19
Views: 4072

Re: The shame that is KEF

I am not on a budget and passengers sitting next to me were also more interested in the routing than in the saving. I maintain that KEF is missing a trick here Yet you chose a Y fare instead of the Y+ or Saga fare which would have given you access to some or all of the above perceived gripes (No me...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 28131

Re: The Mighty 757

Poor man's 767












:stirthepot:

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: easyJet NEO registrations
Replies: 7
Views: 2092

Re: easyJet NEO registrations

UZ=U2
Hx just the next in the series

There's a big NEO sticker on the rear end of the NEO fleet.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will The British Airways Strike Affect My Flight?
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Will The British Airways Strike Affect My Flight?

London City will be unaffected.
Only a small percentage of daily flights on the rest of the network will end up cancelled anyway.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18946

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

flight152 wrote:
Sorry but a 19 year old hardly has the maturity to be second in command of 150+ individuals.


Examiners, employers and regulatory authorities around the world disagree with you. As do I.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.
Replies: 102
Views: 18946

Re: Norwegian captain flys with his 19 year old son on revenue flight.

Why would they need to defend a qualified and employed pilot doing his job?

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?
Replies: 79
Views: 13404

Re: Could LAX Become The Worlds Busiest Airport?

Could it - anything is possible.
Will it - Probably not.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?
Replies: 24
Views: 2871

Re: How do pilots know where they exactly are on earth?

The flight deck doesn't need that info presented in that way.
Strangely, systems have evolved over the century or so of flying to provide the info they need, presented in the way it's needed.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 372
Views: 32149

Re: United apologizes after video shows employee pushing 71-year-old passenger to floor

BG777300ER wrote:
sw733 wrote:
I commented that the video does not clearly depict it. Would I be my life that he pushed him after watching this video, no. He could've accidentally ran into him.

Slo-mo around the 20 second mark makes it utterly clear, complete with thrusting arms, the cause and the effect.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On
Replies: 80
Views: 9885

Re: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On

cpd wrote:
Union flag was one of the world tails if I'm not mistaken, at least a product of that. So perhaps it should have been binned too along with the rest.


Union Flag = "Chatham Historic Dockyard" - Originally supposed to be exclusive to Concorde in the World Tails Scheme.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6237

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Corbyn had nothing to lose so promised a giveaway that he knew wasn't funded or he'd be in a position to deliver........and suckers fell for it. He still didn't win. One striking feature about the manifestos (if you bothered to actually know anything about them) was that the Labour one was costed, ...

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6237

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Corbyn had nothing to lose so promised a giveaway that he knew wasn't funded or he'd be in a position to deliver........and suckers fell for it.
He still didn't win.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Black Holes and Intersteller travel
Replies: 22
Views: 2636

Re: Black Holes and Intersteller travel

TWA772LR wrote:
And even at light speed it would take 4 light years to reach the closest goldilocks planet in orbit around Proxima Centauri.


#Pedant - No, it'd take 4 Julian years (4x 365.25 days). "Light year" is a unit of distance.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: First Class Membership
Replies: 17
Views: 6287

Re: First Class Membership

I believe he was answering the question in the previous post.
Even if you could come up with a secure file in the manner described, you just take a screenshot to bypass it anyway.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?
Replies: 71
Views: 11646

Re: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?

AS261 weren't landing safely whatever they did.
Quite frankly they couldn't have attempted landing before the final failure, there wasn't time, control check or not.

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by ChrisKen
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why are Airbus Windows so Small
Replies: 58
Views: 16713

Re: Why are Airbus Windows so Small

I'm more bothered by the fact so few premium cabins are setup to allow comfortable viewing from said windows than the negligible difference in sizes of main contenders.

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Cancelled due to "ATC directives"
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Re: Flight Cancelled due to "ATC directives"

WN1206 No idea but ATC can't cancel the flight, the airline does that. Perhaps tech issue arose, missed slots (or other form of ATC disruption) meant alternatives weren't viable and WN cancelled that SFO turn. That aircraft is currently positioning from SAN to SLC on a maintenence/charter flight num...

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by ChrisKen
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ID aircraft from cockpit image
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: ID aircraft from cockpit image

I's definitely an Iranian Registered Sports/Ultralight. EP-1456
Don't think it's a starduster.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China passenger plane 'nearly crashes into mountain HKG
Replies: 14
Views: 6076

Re: Air China passenger plane 'nearly crashes into mountain HKG

The incident did not trigger a terrain warning or any safety issues, according to Air China.


If true, they were clearing the top of the hill.

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by ChrisKen
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Terrorist attack in London
Replies: 192
Views: 6708

Re: Terrorist attack in London

just recently they were able to get Kodi banned and Navi to shut down and no tech firms said anything, but nothing can / should be done about organizations using technology for nefarious means?. Kodi isn't banned. (They did an April fools "domain seizure" this year which you may be incorr...

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF32 - Could things have been handled differently?
Replies: 71
Views: 11646

Re: QF32

The aircraft was controllable.
The aircraft would have overran if landed earlier.
Job well done.

Lessons will have been learnt.

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by ChrisKen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: First Class Membership
Replies: 17
Views: 6287

Re: First Class Membership

DDR wrote:
jmattner wrote:
The watermark literally ruins a pic no matter how good the pic would have been.


That's kinda the point of it.

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by ChrisKen
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which UK airfield is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Which UK airfield is this?

RAF Little Rissington (EGVL)

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Europe UK ae 126 florid a 1989
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Air Europe UK ae 126 florid a 1989

http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air% ... -ddasc.htm

Will have been one of the seven B757s. Which one, I know not?
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http://www.airfleets.net/flottecie/Air% ... -ddasc.htm

Will have been one of the seven B757s. Which one, I know not?

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13641

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

757 fuselage is 12 ft 6 in (3.75 m) in diameter throughout. As is the 737's.
I'll grant you that the rear section may look slightly larger from side on but I'd wager it's nothing more than an optical effect (or confusion) caused by the wing box and/or fairings.

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by ChrisKen
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Turkish Air 777 Exit row seat question
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Turkish Air 777 Exit row seat question

24A/K Non Windowed but being an open(ish) space people tend to hang around.
40A/K Non Windowed, galley may be bothersome.

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC For Polar Flights
Replies: 22
Views: 8894

Re: ATC For Polar Flights

GPS does not update INS so that theory is more BS. You need to get your facts together before spewing out all this misinformation. GPS can very easily update an INS. It's called a GPS/INS system and they are commonly used in aviation (amongst many other applications). Not really true. Your FMC may ...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC For Polar Flights
Replies: 22
Views: 8894

Re: ATC For Polar Flights

BravoOne wrote:
GPS does not update INS so that theory is more BS. You need to get your facts together before spewing out all this misinformation.


GPS can very easily update an INS. It's called a GPS/INS system and they are commonly used in aviation (amongst many other applications).

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart
Replies: 68
Views: 13641

Re: Telling the 321LR and 757 apart

The obvious part is that the 757 has an odd fuselage, with 2 different fuselage diameters ahead and aft of the wings. The A321 however has a correct, normal fuselage. Say what? I assume you meant Fuselage length fore and aft of the wing. More pronounced difference on 753. 2x Four Wheel main gear v ...

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by ChrisKen
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come Air France doesn't have a French Flag on its livery
Replies: 16
Views: 2810

Re: How come Air France doesn't have a French Flag on its livery

There's no requirement for them to have a French flag displayed. It would be superfluous as "F-xxxx" does the same job. The Euro "flag" on the tail, isn't. It's an integral part of the design and has been there since the 70's. (Predating the 1993 founding of the EU: was EC, Europ...

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by ChrisKen
Wed May 31, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: POTUS AF1 flying RUH-TLV
Replies: 15
Views: 3736

Re: POTUS AF1 flying RUH-TLV

You can't fly IFR without one.

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by ChrisKen
Wed May 31, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Wenger
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Wenger

Two more years!

Quite right too, ungrateful gooner sods.

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by ChrisKen
Fri May 26, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DL 9984
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Re: DL 9984

maintenance check flight

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by ChrisKen
Fri May 26, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28319

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

You're both kinda right. BA never regularly operated Concorde to DFW. Braniff was the technically the airline for the IAD-DFW-IFD portion of the LHR-IAD-DFW-IAD-LHR with the reg#s being adapted and with a Braniff crew. However the aircraft remained in BA colours (No Concorde was ever painted in Bran...

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by ChrisKen
Fri May 26, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any smoking flights still?
Replies: 10
Views: 4838

Re: Any smoking flights still?

No, Air Algeria, Cubana, Garuda & Iran Air were the last to allow it (as of 2010).
Could see the rule being routinely ignored on Chinese domestic services though.

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by ChrisKen
Thu May 25, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena
Replies: 115
Views: 4826

Re: Fatal blasts at Manchester Arena

Fundamentalism is the problem, otherwise why do countries like Malysia, Indonesia who have a very large Muslim population don't have a problem.with terrorism? Plenty of terrorism in Indonesia, The Philippines and to a smaller degree Malaysia. Islamic Fundamentalists perpetrating the bulk of the eve...

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by ChrisKen
Sun May 21, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 7710

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

Wasn't very difficult to trace it all back to an individual.
Looking at their history it's most probably a fantasy project.

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by ChrisKen
Sun May 21, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could Concorde go Supersonic when full?
Replies: 14
Views: 5140

Re: Could Concorde go Supersonic when full?

Classa64 wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
SU27COBRA wrote:

I would have thought it was not possible to go Supersonic at or close to MTOW as well just like most planes at MTOW cant get to MAX cruise height until fuel is burned off?

C.

Yeah but Concorde goes supersonic at less than half it's max speed and less than two thirds of its ceiling.

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by ChrisKen
Sat May 20, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet #1578 Diverts to GFK
Replies: 8
Views: 2567

Re: Westjet #1578 Diverts to GFK

I thought pre-clearance only stayed 'intact' only if the aircraft arrives directly at it's designated port of entry and any deviation (including other US airport) results in having to "re-clear".

In this case they'll be re-clearing at first point of entry.

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