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by VirginFlyer
Sun Dec 03, 2000 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747X, 777X, SST, & BWB Drawings
Replies: 4
Views: 2639

RE: Boeing 747X, 777X, SST, & BWB Drawings

Hmmm.... Yes, 'Modern Boeing Jetliners' is quite a nice read, isn't it. I hope you got Guy Norris's and Mike Wagner's permission before reproducing their book, though. Also, since you'll not its publication date is 1999, some of the stuff is already out of date. The 747-500X and 747-600X have both d...

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by VirginFlyer
Sun Dec 03, 2000 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Asian Airport Will Come Out On Top?
Replies: 28
Views: 3042

RE: Which Asian Airport Will Come Out On Top?

Problem with Akl is that it only has a single runway (which is currently undergoing major construction work: Right now the main taxiway is being strenghthened. This is going to be used as a temporary runway, and the domestic apron as a temporary taxiway [which means that ANZ Domestic have to move ou...

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by VirginFlyer
Sun Dec 03, 2000 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Close To Six Plane A3XX Order
Replies: 16
Views: 727

RE: Virgin Close To Six Plane A3XX Order

Well, Virgin were always very partial towards the A3XX, so that makes sense... Sir Richard has personally stated that he will not let any of his companies go into bankrupcy (this is why Virgin Express is still with us). Also, as another thread mentioned, Virgin already has a network that could do wi...

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2000 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10 And 747 Almost 60 Years Old.
Replies: 25
Views: 3441

RE: DC-10 And 747 Almost 60 Years Old.

Ok, ok, lets not get all het up here!!! Raddog2, I don't think you need to worry, its just a joke, not supporting nazis or claiming they invented the modern jetliner. FLY777UAL, cool your jets, ok, Raddog2 has a right to express his concerns over the content, even if they are a bit over cautious, wi...

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2000 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10 And 747 Almost 60 Years Old.
Replies: 25
Views: 3441

RE: DC-10 And 747 Almost 60 Years Old.

Actually, in a way, the 747 can owe some lineage to the Me163. This aircraft, and the Me262 as well, both introduced the novel idea of swptback wings. This sweep was adopted by several western designs. However, the most apparant was the Boeing B-47. This spawned the wing design for the B-52, which i...

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2000 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Fleet Plans: The Truth
Replies: 57
Views: 3552

RE: United's Fleet Plans: The Truth

AFa340-300E Correct me if I am wrong, but in the Sioux City crash TEDSKI was referring to the number 2 engine (in the tail) sffered a fractured turbine disc, and blew itself apart, severing the control lines in the tail, resulting in a loss of directional control. This has nothing to do with pylon f...

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by VirginFlyer
Thu Nov 09, 2000 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Plane Which Would Have Market, But Wasn't Built
Replies: 20
Views: 2147

RE: A Plane Which Would Have Market, But Wasn't Bu

Woah there, Sonic, not so fast. Your developments, while very interesting, seem to betray your age bracket. No offence, of course, everyone deserves an equal say, and I was in that age bracket untill a few years ago. In fact, your ideas seem very similar to mine from about 5 years back (heck, it may...

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Nov 08, 2000 7:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Anyone Flown On USAirways?
Replies: 5
Views: 2323

Anyone Flown On USAirways?

Has anyone here flown on USAirways? What were they like, where did you go from etc.? How do they compare to other US carriers? In particular, I am interested in hearing about A330 services to Europe (where do they leave from in the US??).

Thanx

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by VirginFlyer
Wed Nov 08, 2000 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: I'm Off To California On Virgin
Replies: 9
Views: 3519

RE: I'm Off To California On Virgin

I think it depends on load factors. Try searching in the photo gallery and look at whats been photgraphed for virgin at LAX or SFO. From memory, there are both 744s and 742s at the former, while 744s and 340s at the latter. Hope this has helped, and make sure you tell us what it was like when you ge...

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by VirginFlyer
Tue Nov 07, 2000 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Widebodies
Replies: 12
Views: 1418

RE: SAS Widebodies

They have several A340s on order, thats as much as I know

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by VirginFlyer
Tue Nov 07, 2000 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did You Know They Owned That?
Replies: 5
Views: 2074

RE: Did You Know They Owned That?

I am not certain how surprising or wierd these are, but since you hadn't heard about SIA/VS (which happened last December), here goes: Air New Zealand Own 100% of Ansett Australia Ansett Australia (Thus AirNZ) owns 49% of Ansett Int'l (the other 51% is still in Australian hands, otherwise Ansett Int...

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by VirginFlyer
Tue Nov 07, 2000 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Virgin Routes
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

RE: Proposed Virgin Routes

There has been some tn this part of the world about Virgin Atlantic flying to an Australian destination (Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne) from the end of next year (2001). Apparently, this is one of the routes Sir Richard wants to tackle. Of course, it remains to be seen whether we'll see the Silver a...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coral Air Niue
Replies: 12
Views: 3701

RE: Coral Air Niue

Hmm, yes it does ring a bell, although I always get Niue confused with Nauru. Niue, beleive it or not, used to be a New Zealand territory (I think it is independant, or semi, now). I know Air Nauru flew a 737-200, blue tail with yellow strip and white star. Flew on them to Vanuatu way back in 1991, ...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are "four-holers" On The Way Out?
Replies: 19
Views: 3317

RE: Are "four-holers" On The Way Out?

A twin engined A3XX? Immagine how big those nacelles would be. They may as well just use A300 fuselage segments for the things!!! No, seriously, I think 4 engines will stay around. I doubt that Boeing will succeed in pushing for any further extension of ETOPS over 180 (I heard some talk about trying...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incidents With The L-1011
Replies: 13
Views: 1532

RE: Incidents With The L-1011

F_P, you been watching too many telemovies!!! Its interesting though, both the Delta one and the Eastern one ended up as part of movies. Its a shame the L1011 was taken out of the market by initial delivery date problems, it would have been interesting if Lockheed had have stayed in the market...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coral Air Niue
Replies: 12
Views: 3701

RE: Coral Air Niue

Thats really sad, Shinseki. Don't make such blatant and culturally insensitive remarks...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Tropical Splendour
Replies: 16
Views: 1641

RE: SQ Tropical Splendour

If you search under Singapore Airlines and Crahses/Accidents/Incidents, you'll find several pictures of the aircraft, in its tropical scheme, so I am assuming the keen aviation watchers here have picked that up. I gather it was 9V-SPK. However, I am not certain how interested the media would be, the...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coral Air Niue
Replies: 12
Views: 3701

RE: Coral Air Niue

Hmm, I have not heard anything about it (I am an NZer). I do know though that there has been a bit of talk about Air Rarotonga flying to Niue with its newly acquired Saab 340s. Could be interesting...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noisy, Uncomfortable Props?
Replies: 38
Views: 2129

RE: Noisy, Uncomfortable Props?

I am going to be flying from Auckland to Rarotonga on a 340 (Owner of Air Rarotonga is a friend of the family). Its a 4.5 hour flight by 767, so i am expecting it to be really LOOOOONG. So, is the 340 really that bad? please tell me, so I can perhaps change my arangements!!! Cheers

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Unusual Visitor To Your Local Airport
Replies: 29
Views: 3745

RE: Most Unusual Visitor To Your Local Airport

Here at Auckland (AKL), we had the APEC conference last year, so we got several heads of state, including Bill Clinton in Air Force One complete with fighter escort (I didn't get a picture, thpough, unfortunately, I was out of town that week)... The most unusual one I have seen was on Thursday 14th ...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Aircraft For AN/ANZ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2052

RE: What Aircraft For AN/ANZ?

There was some talk of the 777 being ordered by ANZ to replace its 742s filling the gap between the 763s and the 744s. I got hold of a small brochure promoting this when the 777 stopped on its world tour in AKL, back in 95, I think it was. They would definitely be welcome on ANZ's Asian routes. ANZ'...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pandora's Clock?
Replies: 13
Views: 415

RE: Pandora's Clock?

I saw that movie a few years ago in NZ, I think. In fact, it was done as a 2 nighter over here. Quite interesting... The book is by John Nance, isn't it? I read Medusa's Child by him, really good. Another one as well, the name escapes me for now. On the subject of aviation movies, how many have you ...

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by VirginFlyer
Mon Nov 06, 2000 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Safty Of Airline Travel
Replies: 1
Views: 2022

RE: The Safty Of Airline Travel

I notice a common theme to the pics! All of them occured on take-off or landing by the look of it. Obviously, in light of both the SIA crash, and the Concorde crash earlier this year, airports need to be VERY VERY VERY vigilant about the state of the runways etc. This could mean having constant moni...

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by VirginFlyer
Sun Nov 05, 2000 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What Are Singapore Airlines Like?
Replies: 9
Views: 5065

RE: What Are Singapore Airlines Like?

They're fantasic. I flew Auckland-Singapore-Paris and return. Was seated in the downstairs Raffles Akl-Sin. Very comfortable. Upper deck raffles for Sin-Par. Ditto. Coming back, on my own this time, upper deck Raffles again. As usual very nice. Finally, a treat, First for Sin-Akl. It was the older g...

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by VirginFlyer
Sat Nov 04, 2000 6:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UA 777 Seating
Replies: 14
Views: 4516

RE: UA 777 Seating

In a 3-3-3, no passanger is more than one seat from an aisle or a window. However, 3-4-2 does seem like a good thing. Digressing slightly, I have to say i dislike the overhead bin layout in 777s. sure, it gives heaps of space. But you have to stand up to reach the lights and air conditioning. I also...

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by VirginFlyer
Sat Nov 04, 2000 4:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Future Of Air Travel
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

RE: Future Of Air Travel

(NB. I know this is in the wrong forum, but it warrants a reply, i suppose in a way its a predictive trip report...) Hmmm. It sounds very interesting, and very luxurious. However, what kind of price would people have to pay? remember, Business class seats take up more space, and hence you can fit le...

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