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by RIX
Thu Sep 07, 2000 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tu154 Photo--can You Identify The Airline?
Replies: 9
Views: 3443

RE: Tu154 Photo--can You Identify The Airline?

Apparently yes as there is a national emblem painted on the tail and a country (not airline) name written. A flag-carrier airline usually has flag, not national emblem painted. By the way, it looks almost the same (or is exactly the same) as the Soviet Belorussia national emblem was. The same about ...

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by RIX
Thu Sep 07, 2000 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Vs. Other
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

RE: Concorde Vs. Other

What happens to an aircraft (any) if a nose gear tire bursts during take-off? After V1? Can this single failure result in a crash? Are the nose gears (and the aircraft weight distribution) designed so that it is enough to have only one nose wheel on take-off? I've heard about many landings with nose...

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by RIX
Thu Sep 07, 2000 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Accident In 1979
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

RE: Aeroflot Accident In 1979

Official information about that accident appeared immediately because among the passengers were players of a major league football team from Tashkent (I mean European football, of course). The collision was not near the airport but on 10 km altitude, on cruising speed, nose-to-nose...

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by RIX
Thu Sep 07, 2000 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 3 Engines Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 2247

RE: New 3 Engines Aircraft

Is ETOPS the only reason new 3 engines aircraft not to appear? Then there would be no new quads either. I think there are some other (probably technical) reasons not to build new 3-jets. As far as I didn't hear of them I believe a new 3-jet can be theoretically designed in future - say, something be...

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by RIX
Thu Sep 07, 2000 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Loses Two Engines On Takeoff
Replies: 75
Views: 7112

RE: Here Is A Joke...

Does it mean it finally gets to the outer space?   

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by RIX
Thu Sep 07, 2000 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About The A340-200
Replies: 6
Views: 2849

RE: Question About The A340-200

Preben,

you wrote "DC-8-62 = -61 with -55 fuse." But isn't -62 slightly longer than -55 (being definitely shorter than -61)?

Of course, even if I'm right, your example of -62 as a "somewhat specialised plane" is still correct.

Regards,
RIX

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by RIX
Wed Sep 06, 2000 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Replaced By A340/B777
Replies: 21
Views: 3205

RE: Concorde Replaced By A340/B777

"People choose Concorde because of status, not speed." - not true or at least not always true. The only person I know that used to fly Concorde did it because of speed only. Not was he afraid to be late to some business meeting,... but just didn't want to spend 7+ hours in an aircraft when could aff...

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by RIX
Sat Aug 19, 2000 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Lockheed Abandon Commercial Production?
Replies: 18
Views: 2428

RE: Why Did Lockheed Abandon Commercial Production?

... and Beechbarron would have nothing to see for refreshing ! That's why 50's - 60's are my favorite: last piston-engined, a lot of turboprops, very different jets by many producers...

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by RIX
Sat Aug 19, 2000 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Back In September
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

RE: Concorde Back In September

Cedarjet,

one more thing - but only for BA003 to NY:

5. sun rising on the WEST!

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by RIX
Sat Aug 19, 2000 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Still An Air France Concorde In New York?
Replies: 79
Views: 6445

To Bacardi

Flame you?  , didn't expect you are so vulnerable, guys! Enough said, I'm leaving this thread...

TR, once again 100% agree with you.

Regards,
RIX

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by RIX
Sat Aug 19, 2000 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Aircraft Not In Production......
Replies: 23
Views: 2760

RE: What Aircraft Not In Production......

Comet 4, Caravelle, and VC10. Of turboprops - Viscount and Britannia, and, of course, Tu114.

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by RIX
Sat Aug 19, 2000 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why I Like The A340-300:
Replies: 41
Views: 3398

RE: Why I Like The A340-300:

Viscount, Don't think your example was correct as 777 was designed in very close contact to airlines, not "studying the immortal heritage of Airbus". In general the standard is always set by those who produce the best. Once it's Airbus, next time it's Boeing. The same with military planes, cars, com...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 18, 2000 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Back In September
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

RE: Concorde Back In September

The modification BA did was to prevent disintegration of water deflector. But it does not prevent damage by pieces of the tire itself. And I'm pretty sure a tire can't be modified to be 100% "unburstable". So it looks like the thing to be modified is the wing, and if you are talking about September,...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 18, 2000 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Still An Air France Concorde In New York?
Replies: 79
Views: 6445

RE: Is There Still An Air France Concorde In New York?

OK, OK, OK, guys, nothing wrong with you! I just expressed my opinion, couldn't I? Don't be so emotional! By the way, what is "Great Unwashed"? Sorry in advance for possibly stupid question, I'm just interested to know! Regards, RIX P. S. After Concorde retires (hope it didn't happen yet) one defini...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 18, 2000 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's Hammer And Sickle Logo.
Replies: 14
Views: 11971

RE: Aeroflot's Hammer And Sickle Logo.

When the double headed eagle first appeared on Russian coins in 90's, there were a lot of jokes about how it looked without crown and other things that the "previous" (before 1917) eagle had. The same was when it replaced Kremlin red stars. One can imagine what will be said when it appears on Aerofl...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 18, 2000 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Still An Air France Concorde In New York?
Replies: 79
Views: 6445

RE: Is There Still An Air France Concorde In New York?

The topic changed dramatically after my post! A US - Europe fight, something even more strong than "conventional" Boeing - Airbus!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> But still, guys, the jokes above were as if about DC-10 when it was grounded on 1979, or Space Shuttle in, say, Februar...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 18, 2000 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Concorde Operations Suspended
Replies: 40
Views: 2920

RE: BA Concorde Operations Suspended

Preben, All what you said is correct - except that if Concorde was flying until now than there was a market. Very small but quite a real one to answer "Where is the market?" question. Right now BA intends to have Concorde back in air. To make this possible some work - not easy and apparently very ex...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 18, 2000 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ? : BA's Concordes
Replies: 1
Views: 980

RE:? : BA's Concordes

Here it is, message of August 16, 2000: http://press.britishairways.com/

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by RIX
Fri Aug 18, 2000 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Still An Air France Concorde In New York?
Replies: 79
Views: 6445

RE: Is There Still An Air France Concorde In New York?

Hey, guys, with all of your jokes here... don't forget the AF Concorde is still at JFK because 113 people were killed less than a month ago... DaveT, about dates to be remembered: I think much more people (of those interested at all, of course) know July 27th, 1949 and May 2nd, 1952 - maiden and fir...

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by RIX
Thu Aug 17, 2000 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Concorde Operations Suspended
Replies: 40
Views: 2920

RE: BA Concorde Operations Suspended

Bicoastal, don't know what you are talking about. The only tragedy here is that 113 people were killed ... Preben, yes, the Comet 4 was a total redesign - but it had to be, while Concorde doesn't have to be totally redesigned. So it won't be a "Concorde 2" this time - but may be in 7 - 10 - 15 years...

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by RIX
Thu Aug 17, 2000 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Concorde Operations Suspended
Replies: 40
Views: 2920

RE: BA Concorde Operations Suspended

''How many of those persons do think are willing to answer questions like "how did you dare to fly on the Concorde?", when they were used to smiling to "Wow, did you really fly on the Concorde?" '' Rather many! Even after the crash BA Concordes were flying carrying as many passengers as they use to ...

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by RIX
Thu Aug 17, 2000 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US And AA F-100 Fleets
Replies: 9
Views: 2771

RE: US And AA F-100 Fleets

Flew one on April (AA), liked it better than MD80.

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by RIX
Thu Aug 17, 2000 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde's Last Flight?
Replies: 10
Views: 2902

To Falcon Flyer

Yes, there is! I think the same!!!

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by RIX
Sun Aug 13, 2000 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Bother For An A340?
Replies: 85
Views: 3477

RE: Why Bother For An A340?

Not A340 but 747-400 is the worlds longest range jetliner. Not sure if it's correct technically but the longest routes are served by 744, not 340 (not to say about 340 non-stop demo flight from Paris to Australia with almost no payload).

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by RIX
Sun Aug 13, 2000 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egyptair Copilot Under Investigation For Lewd Acts
Replies: 18
Views: 2609

RE: Egyptair Copilot Under Investigation For Lewd Acts

OK, here is a second-by-second transcript: (http://abcnews.go.com/sections/world/DailyNews/egyptair_transcript000811.html) 1:49:30 (Sound of two faint thumps and one louder thump.) 1:49:44 Auto-pilot changes state from “engaged” to “not engaged.” 1:49:45 Pitch attitude values decrease. 1:49:47 (Soun...

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by RIX
Sat Aug 12, 2000 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was The 747-300 A Dud?
Replies: 17
Views: 2817

RE: Why Was The 747-300 A Dud?

To Preben Norholm >You have to see the 747-300 and -400 as one development line. But as far as I know there were minor changes on -300, it actually belongs to -200 line while -400 is a considerably new design (though -300 looks much more like -400, not -200!) Any comments? By the way, in one of your...

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by RIX
Sat Aug 12, 2000 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing
Replies: 4
Views: 2934

RE: Alaska Airlines Jet Makes Emergency Landing

"The fault was in the plane stabilizer's motor, which turns the jackscrew... A secondary jackscrew motor functioned correctly." - so it was far from being catastrophic. Stabilizer didn't work but did not disintegrate...

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by RIX
Sat Aug 12, 2000 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London To New York
Replies: 18
Views: 3108

To Marco

It looks like these months are slow mostly for vacation, but not for business. I just checked JFK-LHR flight reservation for December (on BA home page), and both daily flights are in list. And more, I used to see the second BA Concorde fligh landingt to JFK all year round (except August, of course) ...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 11, 2000 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First Flight? Still Your Fave A/c I Bet!
Replies: 46
Views: 2918

To Xtristarx

The same would I! My first - and only - flight on IL18 was in 1975. Because of terrible weather it lasted 16 hours instead of 8, had four on-way stops instead of two, but I still remember it as one of the greatest adventures I had... Big round windows - my seat was near starboard window in the row N...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 11, 2000 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First Flight? Still Your Fave A/c I Bet!
Replies: 46
Views: 2918

RE: Your First Flight? Still Your Fave A/c I Bet!

My first flight was on Aeroflot An2 biplane (15 minutes, I was 10 years old)! Neither the plane nor the airline are my favourite ones (recently flown A320 and B777 are). And many other flights by many different reasons are remembered with fondness...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 11, 2000 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best European Airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Business By Aeroflot

Well, the aircraft - B737-400, VP-BAN - was rather new, at least newer than BA B737-400 I flew two weeks later. As its registration number doesn't start with RA or RU, I think it is leased. It was spotless inside, with 2-2 seat configuration in business, and the seats were really wide. Of course, it...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 11, 2000 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Y'all Want To See A Delta 747-400...
Replies: 217
Views: 12371

RE: If Y'all Want To See A Delta 747-400...

Great, extremely impressive! That's why there are almost 150 posts here... I don't ask for something for me, just looking at the images above... or, may be... how about Ilyushin18 in previous Virgin colors?
Thanks!

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by RIX
Fri Aug 11, 2000 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best European Airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

RE: Best European Airline?

European airlines flown on intercontinental flights: BA and Finnair Difficult to compare as BA was business class and Finnair economy, but, I think, both were great in their class. Finnair flight was very interesting as it was over many land areas (Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland), not mostly over w...

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by RIX
Fri Aug 11, 2000 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London To New York
Replies: 18
Views: 3108

BA Concorde Flights

A minor correction: BA Concorde round trip flights to JFK are twice a day all year round except August when there is probably less business activity.

Regards,
RIX

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by RIX
Thu Aug 10, 2000 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

To Marco

Marco, I'm telling you once again, you "don't know what it is if not a holocaust" because you don't know what holocaust is. Don't want to discuss your statements (absolutely not aviation related), just an advice before I leave this thread: if you hate a person (people, ethnic group, state...), it is...

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by RIX
Thu Aug 10, 2000 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways
Replies: 17
Views: 1497

A Holocaust?

Sorry for making the discussion completely non aviation related, but:

Are they being sent to gas cameras? to crematoria? Killed only because they WERE BORN Iraqis (Arabs)? So, please, don't even touch the word "holocaust"…

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by RIX
Thu Aug 10, 2000 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines In The News (AGAIN!)
Replies: 7
Views: 3758

RE: Alaska Airlines In The News (AGAIN!)

Something like this happened once with SAS DC8, flying, as far as I remember, from Africa... and that snake was a REAL one! It was killed by a crew member. I've read about it in "DC8 - Great Airliners, No 2" book.

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