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by B777LRF
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739727

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Answer this one simple question - will MCAS stop a stall from happening? Yes or no. If no then it is not anti-stall. If yes then it is Anti-stall. Properly working it is no different than a stick shaker. It will not stop a stall from happening. The level of wilful ignorance is, honestly, reaching i...

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by B777LRF
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739727

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

morrisond wrote:
The retrimming of the Horizontal Stabilizer just puts the plane out of trim making the controls heavier to meet the regs.


If it makes you sleep better at night, keep telling yourself that. Anybody else with the ability to read, will draw a quite different set of conclusions from the JATR report.

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by B777LRF
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739727

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

...because MCAS does not prevent stalls.. Yeah, well, you see, right there is where the real brains of aviation seems to disagree with you. They're politely calling it either a stall prevention or - detection system , but to most observers the latter sounds a bit hollow. The former, however, resona...

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by B777LRF
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739727

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Considering half of 'earlyQ4' is gone and Boeing have yet to submit anything* to the FAA, Dennis has a bit of explaining to do in the very near future- * The often claimed myth on these pages Boeing submitted MCAS software in June/July is wrong. What they showed the FAA was a beta version, one which...

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by B777LRF
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crews Housed an Hour Away from Airport?
Replies: 41
Views: 13867

Re: Flight Crews Housed an Hour Away from Airport?

Quite a lot of airline crews have 'city centre hotels' in their contracts. Not as many as it used to be, but it certainly still exists.

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by B777LRF
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739727

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Having read the report, various summaries and not a few analysis the picture I'm getting looks as follows. * The MCAS system is either a stall detection or stall preventions system, regardless of how Boeing labels it * The 737 Max may exhibit aerodynamic qualities which makes it ineligible for certi...

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by B777LRF
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147562

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Just to get a few points in order. Increase MTOW = more powerful engines Increase MZFW = stronger centre wing box Increase MLW = stronger MLG, brakes and tires To get an increase in payload you "only" need to raise MZFW and MLW, but if you want to carry that larger load the same distance a...

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by B777LRF
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplaces that have no dress code (or allow jeans) for when meeting clients
Replies: 20
Views: 3728

Re: Workplaces that have no dress code (or allow jeans) for when meeting clients

Our dress code says we'll have to, at least, wear jeans when meeting customers. Nobody's wearing a tie in our part of the group, and the only person from the conglomerate I've seen in a tie is Monsieur Fury when he appears on videos. Not even our bean counters or law weasels are wearing ties any mor...

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by B777LRF
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147562

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

The 767 is Narrower - but is that that big of a hindrance due to the realities that pallets are of a certain size? With the new engines could this be a lot better package freighter than 777-200F or 777-8F as you won't be carrying around all that extra Structure (of an 777 based solution) to Carry p...

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by B777LRF
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 108
Views: 20232

Re: What do you do for work?

Quality management at the company holding EASA Part 21G license no. 1.

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147562

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

There is no doubt Boeing are also trying to preempt a possible A339F, which would finally provide the range and size the A332F has always been a bit short of. One forwarder is, however, in the process of replacing 767F with A333F conversion on the Atlantic services. And it was always a given, just a...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147562

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Boeing have been reluctant to go down this path for a number of reasons, one of which was fear of it diluting 787 sales, particularly for the -8 model. Since that model is not selling well at all, and there's still a lot of clear air between a 767NG and a 787-9, that fear may have diminished conside...

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by B777LRF
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739727

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Oh, brother... I appreciate the effort you've taken to dissect my post. I shall not be responding in kind, but would rather we both agree on having different views on the situation. Yours may be perfectly correct, or it may not. Same as mine, and only time shall tell. Before you ask, I'm not a bett...

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by B777LRF
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739727

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

While you're still banging on about the crew reactions being right or wrong, back in the real world it has zero impact on the RTS schedule. Latest is that EASA are not happy with the way Boeing are suggesting having the two FCC's run in parallel. As some here, the undersigned included, envisioned wh...

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by B777LRF
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 217
Views: 29454

Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

ArchGuy1 wrote:
B777LRF wrote:
On the other hand there's the little mermaid in the harbour of Copenhagen. Don't. Just don't.

Why is The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen so famous.


Hans Christian Andersen, author of fairytales.

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by B777LRF
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Charitable donations: Real impact or scam?
Replies: 18
Views: 1866

Re: Charitable donations: Real impact or scam?

Charities are one of the few "industries" which are allowed to cold-call private individuals in my country. They are regular callers or, rather, they used to be; I think they've cottoned on the fact I'm a nuisance. You see, every time they called me my first question would be "How muc...

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by B777LRF
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS drone unit achieves FAA air carrier certification
Replies: 33
Views: 4196

Re: UPS drone unit achieves FAA air carrier certification

Noise pollution is one thing, invasion of privacy another. Like others I don't really see the need anywhere else but areas which are difficult to access. DHL's already operating their 'Parcelcopter*, aimed at just that market. That makes more sense; a service dedicated to remote areas transporting v...

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by B777LRF
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15425

Re: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?

Disagree with literally everything you said in that post. It's pretty clear you've never been to Turkey. You mean, apart from having a Turkish wife and enough stamps from immigration in Atatürk to fill several pages in my passport? Anyway, you did make me chuckle over your disagreement of the geolo...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filming of Movies in Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: Filming of Movies in Norway

ArchGuy1 wrote:
What environmental regulations are there for filming movies in Norway.


Don't pollute and leave everything as you found it.

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Nobel Prize
Replies: 64
Views: 5529

Re: Trump and Nobel Prize

The crux, nee the entirety, of his arguments seems to be: "Obama got one, I want one too". If there ever was any doubt as to the petulant and infantile working of his 'mind', this one should clear any doubts. PS Just to be clear, I don't think Obama earned his Nobel price. It was a politic...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 138410

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Serious allegations of sub-standard production quality on the 737 have run rampant for decades. To anybody who's been following this, it's hardly a matter of surprise something nasty would turn up sooner or later. And, just to set the record straight, similar non-conformities have now been found on ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?
Replies: 87
Views: 15425

Re: Does anyone really think Istanbul will become the world's busiest in the near future?

No, never. Turkey is balancing on a knife edge of a declining economy, rapidly increasing inflation, political volatility including the ever present prospect of terrorism, and an ever deteriorating image brought about by the autocratic leadership personified in Erdogan (the person who said democracy...

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 217
Views: 29454

Re: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019

On the other hand there's the little mermaid in the harbour of Copenhagen. Don't. Just don't.

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by B777LRF
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 20619

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

Another thing to keep in mind: There's only ever been one consistently profitable department in QR, and that's their F&B division. Not because of all the taxfree they sell, or not, onboard their aircraft. It's something completely different, which I'm guessing only a tiny fraction of this board ...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 84
Views: 20619

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

The purpose of QR is of strategic interest to Qatar, vitally so following the blockade. This is most easily seen by the rapid rise of QR Cargo, to become on the the biggest airline cargo carriers around. The reason is simply: Landlines of communication have been cut off, necessitating the utilisatio...

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by B777LRF
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 217978

Re: Updated: Thomas Cook Files for U.S. Bankruptcy Protection

Not sure how FOSUN will take that news are they would be acquiring a much smaller business than proposed for their £450 million investment Since TC Scandinavia has been the only consistently profitable entity in the TCX group, one has a feeling that "not very well" would be the correct an...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS growth in the future
Replies: 67
Views: 9538

Re: SAS growth in the future

With the A321LR you can maintain MIA throughout the year from the 3 hubs You can, but only if you wish to move an empty cabin across the ocean. MIA-CPH/ARN/OSL are all 10-hour flights, roughly 4200NM as the crow flies, give or take a 100 miles. That is currently outside the realms of possibility wi...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Stating MCAS cannot be disabled is simply wrong, and it needed to be corrected. Right, since that's the case kindly point us towards the switch which disables MCAS, and MCAS only , if you please. Don't bother, we all know there's no such switch. What you can do is de-power the horisontal stabiliser...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I think the requirement is to pass the regulator's reviews and tests, not to swallow pride. Your own report says these issues were raised in June and some points have been at least partially addressed, so the work has begun in earnest. Yes, and the report also says one of those 4 major points was n...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

More on the EASA reservations From Flight Global: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-easa-concerns-show-scale-of-max-challenge-460726/ Fair use excerpt: CRITICAL SYSTEMS Regarding the second condition – EASA's "own, independent review" into the 737 Max – "what we wer...

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by B777LRF
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 8100

Re: Norwegian Considering Sale of Some LGW Slots

Will someone please correct this false headline? Norwegian is contemplating putting up some of their Gatwick slots as collateral for a bond extension. They are not, by any stretch of the imagination, seeking to sell those slots. Norwegian gets enough bad press, both here and elsewhere, that it shoul...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19683

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

The US should insist that any post-Brexit US-UK free trade agreement remove this restriction, thus allowing US airlines to hold a controlling interest in UK airlines. The US is in a very strong negotiating position vis-a-vis the UK in any free trade agreement, since the UK has scored an "own g...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

For decades the most of the major aircraft producing nations have had "bilateral" agreements that essentially said "we trust your national certification agency to certify as generally safe any aircraft developed and manufactured in your country." You'd be right if by 'for decade...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

There's no twisting needed to see there is an upside and downside to EASA expanding its role. I'm not quite sure what you mean, other than perhaps 'EASA should stick to double checking the exact work the FAA has been doing, and nothing more'. Whilst that is indeed an argument, it is not one which o...

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by B777LRF
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet
Replies: 109
Views: 13125

Re: AA kicks passenger off airplane after he has allergic reaction to "emotional support" pet

Can't wait till the day someone's emotional support salmon has a run in with another someone's emotional support grizzly. Preferably within the confines of a CRJ or Jungle jet.

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

What's actually foolish is effectively ceding your authority to foreign regulators. The FAA will never recover from that. No one can deny that the EASA and other authorities have a huge political/financial opportunity available to them under the guise of "safety". The world must guard aga...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Boeing can only submit the MCAS fix, they have no authority to tell the FAA to accept or declare MCAS all good now go forth, but you already knew that so.... I'm not quite sure you appreciate how this process works. It's not as if Boeing would be blindly submitting to the FAA what they think is an ...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Wow. Is such vitriol really necessary? The overwhelming majority of those I've spoken to who works for airlines and are involved with it (including those flying it) love the plane itself and how it performs, and its order book certainly is not what one would associate with "a lethal heap of ga...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

The FAA ultimately grounded the a/c for MCAS, Boeing repaired it and submitted the fix in June, the FAA ran new test and came back with additional items to be cleared, Boeing says September for those fixes. When submitted, if they have satisfied all of the FAA concerns what reason would the FAA hav...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

By calling the 737 a "heap of garbage" you have made your bias quite clear. I can't think of any modern aircraft produced that I would assign such a label to. Sorry, should have been clearer in my description: A lethal heap of garbage. There, feel better now? As for my bias, it's firmly e...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

And do you remember the user claiming Boeing should be fined five TRILLION dollars? Maybe take care of the nonsense on your side before criticizing others. Right up there with the poster who was firmly convinced nothing was wrong with the 737 Max, and that any foreign regulator who banned it should...

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by B777LRF
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

So the EASA will keep a perfectly functioning airplane grounded. Just because. Fair enough. The EASA has made its bed. But you can be very sure they will cry foul when they must lie in it one day. :smile: And which perfectly functioning aeroplane would that be; the one who saw two crashes due to a ...

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by B777LRF
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reward tickets and EC261
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: Reward tickets and EC261

LY777 wrote:
Hi guys

How does EC261 work when you buy your tickets with miles?

Thanks


Exactly the same as if you've bought the tickets with cash, won it in a raffles, it was paid by the company or your cousins twice removed.

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?
Replies: 26
Views: 7887

Re: Best (warm) places in Europe to visit in February?

The Canaries or Cyprus are good options. Most of the European med destinations are more or less closed up for the winter, e.g. the Greek islands are all but deserted and most hotels, shops and restaurants will be closed. You're likely to find the best weather on the Canaries, but some of the places ...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 664365

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It shouldn't come as any surprise Indonesian works 'differently' than what you see in EASA or FAA land. But, in general terms, it works along these lines * The regulator will stipulate a number of requirements for certain positions. In EASA language they're post holders, and among them are the direc...

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by B777LRF
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Plane Would You Buy?
Replies: 68
Views: 14767

Re: Which Plane Would You Buy?

For personal travel, nothing beats a GLF or Global... Except, perhaps, a Falcon 7 or 8X :) Which, incidentally, is where my money would land should I suddenly find my bank account inflated by a billion or so. If I was in the market for a single engine piston with 4 seats, a Cirrus 22T would top the...

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by B777LRF
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants to buy Greenland
Replies: 229
Views: 19123

Re: Trump wants to buy Greenland

In a setting of much alcohol and funny tobacco, a few friends and I debated this yesterday. Whilst only a few of us had actually been to Greenland, the consensus was that we could live without it, given the right conditions. And those conditions would be exchanging one piece of land for another, aft...

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by B777LRF
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 190271

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

Before we all go off the deep end and decry the end of democracy in the UK, let's remind ourselves of what the UK parliament has managed to achieve since the election. They've had more than 1100 days trying to figure out what it is they want, and haven't come up with anything except things they don'...

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by B777LRF
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Filming of Movies in Morocco
Replies: 14
Views: 2979

Re: Filming of Movies in Morocco

Why has Morocco become a popular filming location for movies and TV shows in the past few years. Examples of movies filmed in Morocco over the past few years include the remake of Alladin, Game of Thrones, Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation, Men in Black: International, Aquaman, and the Bond film Spe...

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by B777LRF
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back
Replies: 23
Views: 6469

Re: TLV: Ukraine International 737 detached from the push back

Technical question: what would the person in the cockpit have done? I assume if he slammed on the brakes there could be some damage... If the speed is high enough, the brakes are applied abruptly enough and/or the inclination of the ramp/taxiway is big enough, there's a chance of the aircraft sitti...

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