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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't NW order the 747-300?
Replies: 53
Views: 6700

Re: Why didn't NW order the 747-300?

N766UA wrote:
Dude, seriously, enough of these threads.


blacksoviet has a thing for a the 747-300. It's funny that even though this is the first thread of theirs in a long time regarding the 743 (that I've seen), I still gathered straight away who had posted it without even looking...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 15210

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

If the window developed a hole and broke out you can be sucked out. It happened on a BA flight 5390 and a Sichuan also. Other crew members held on to them. BA5390 was due to improperly sized screws being used to hold the windshield in place. It was NOT caused by a hole in the windshield like you ar...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines' charters to Argentina
Replies: 9
Views: 2902

Re: Austrian Airlines' charters to Argentina

Anyone know what was the total flight time from Vienna? FYI, FlightAware is a pretty good resource for this kind of stuff. For example, this is the aircraft that operated the flight on Jan 2/3: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OELPB The entire journey, VIE-GIG-USH, was approximately 17hrs9m of f...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design
Replies: 140
Views: 28140

Re: Boeing unveils new version of radical wing design

This design will have an issue common to all high-wing passenger aircraft: where do you store carry-ons for passengers sitting directly under the wing box? Also, for a narrowbody, how do you ensure there is enough headroom in the aisle under the wing box for passengers to walk safely? I suggest Boe...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

There are rumours swirling of Q400's by mid-year, plus the introduction (or rather, RE-introduction - hint, hint) of Ejets at one of the regional airlines. This has got me intrigued. All I can think of is Cobham. Don't forget how it worked out for Jetgo.. But seriously would be amazed if VA picked ...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

There are rumours swirling of Q400's by mid-year, plus the introduction (or rather, RE-introduction - hint, hint) of Ejets at one of the regional airlines.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 13612

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

Is “The Spirit of Canada” and the proudly Canadian flag new with 787 or do they use it in all their marketing? I like those additions to the livery. The flag and slogan are both part of the new livery and also feature on the 737 MAX. The other side of the aircraft has the slogan in French ("L'...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA 103 Lockerbie 21st Dec 1988: poignant piece from the BBC
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: PA 103 Lockerbie 21st Dec 1998: poignant piece from the BBC

The title might need a little tweak, as obviously PA103 was in 1988 (as per your post, 30yrs ago), not 1998.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 14363

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

Disaster of a airlines, 34 planes grounded at the same time makes one think their is some serious oversight taking place . And all Boeing 737s . How is this airline even running with so many problems ? Such a stupid and ill-informed comment from someone who knows nothing about airlines in America. ...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest safety rating 3 out of 7
Replies: 32
Views: 7261

Re: Southwest safety rating 3 out of 7

As soon as I saw the title, I thought "I bet it will be an AirlineRatings.com link"... The founder of that site - Geoffrey Thomas - is touted as an Australian "aviation professional" but is nothing more than a glorified enthusiast. 7 West Media loves to parade him around in our n...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 614685

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Tn55337 wrote:
I see a lot op people speculateing it could be poor mantnance. Would there even have been any mantnance done on a 3 month old plane?


Of course there would have been. Aircraft require constant maintenance, some that's quite trivial, some that's not.

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight
Replies: 107
Views: 25492

Re: Delta Airlines off duty flight attendant faces the sack after inappropriate behavior onboard a flight

The FA let his horniness overpower his senses. One would think the older and more mature Austin would of done a little to protect him like advise him to hide his badge and maybe put a blindfold on him or something to hide his identity. How could Austin not know that he was 100 percent getting him f...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?
Replies: 33
Views: 9734

Re: Why Wasn't the Boeing 727 The Boeing 717?

EA CO AS wrote:
September11 wrote:
First MD-83 was built in 1999


Take about 15-16 years off that and you'd be in the ballpark.


Yeah, I'm very curious where they got 1999 from, considering the numbering of the MD-80 family came from the planned year of service entry. MD-83 = 1983.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 25470

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

So, are you saying that hotel employees should spend their nights in the highest tier suites instead of valued ( possibly upgraded) guests? Hotel employees typically aren't 5,000 miles from home. And aren't solely responsible for the safety of hundreds of people at a time, thus requiring adequate f...

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 39
Views: 11844

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

https://twitter.com/AVgeeksTahiti/statu ... 3606995968
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There's also this photo of it on the assembly line (behind one in the current EY livery)

https://twitter.com/AVgeeksTahiti/statu ... 3606995968

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by BAeRJ100
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?
Replies: 39
Views: 11844

Re: Etihad special livery on the B787-9?

Notice that the picture looks pixelated as hell. Sorry to break it to you but this is a fake photo... It doesn't look so much pixelated, rather it looks over-sharpened (maybe from digital zoom or cropping). The same effect is visible around the wing/fuselage, which is an area that wouldn't need to ...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

VHZNE wrote:
Does anyone have departure times of the three Cobham RJ100 and one RJ85 that are at Essendon for the footy?

TIA


VH-NJQ NC441 1100 (RJ100)
VH-NJE NC443 1200 (RJ100)
VH-NJU NC445 1300 (RJ85)
VH-NJP NC447 1700 (RJ100)

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

I believe the next retirement is an ER either -OEI or OEJ -OEI was the first 747 I ever flew on, in 2013, and as luck would have it also operated my QF580 PER-SYD this past Friday. It's in major need of some TLC, but I loved every minute of my flight on the old girl. (annoyingly, my return on 583 w...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ
Replies: 36
Views: 11646

Re: Why did QF purchase two 747-400s from MH and one from OZ

They musn’t have originally planned on keeping OEB this long though as surely it would’ve been refurbished like the others. OEB had her first class seats refreshed just last year. My understanding is she is QF's aircraft of choice for the Captain's Choice tours. Sure, it still has a different confi...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Qantas is under fire for removing music from 717's and 737's on domestic flights, is this really a big deal when pretty much most people carry around a smart phone or tablet for this sort of thing now? https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qantas-axes-music-domestic-flights/ Add the domestic A330s as...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Melbourne (MLB) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane
Replies: 14
Views: 5036

Re: Melbourne (MEL) Airport closed after student pilot boards passenger plane

The title needs to be updated. The code for Melbourne, FL is MLB. MEL is Melbourne, Australia.

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Does anyone know if there are any more 747s scheduled to fly between Perth & Sydney (particularly on the 27th & 1st) ? There are definitely future services, as I am due to fly the 747 to/from SYD on the 21st and 23rd of this month. A quick browse on the QF site shows me that QF580 and 568 P...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Pilot Amazing saves passengers lives during typhoon"
Replies: 12
Views: 4909

Re: "Pilot Amazing saves passengers lives during typhoon"

OlafW wrote:
Where does the first part of the video come from? Is it completely photoshopped or is there some real stuff behind it?


It looks like an animation of some sort (Flight Sim?). It's most definitely not real...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

wiggy wrote:
whats the go with flights being cancelled in australia ; qf789 might know


Is there a specific example you're asking about?

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 844
Views: 192054

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

TreyClarkPowell wrote:
N835VA (VX Name "Arnold") is now out of the paint shop and flying under AS colors.


Kind of bittersweet, this was the very first of many VX planes I flew on.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets
Replies: 19
Views: 5022

Re: AA flight to Hawaii has unusable toilets

usxguy wrote:
wasn't this over a diaper that clogged the system?


Someone didn't read the opening post, it seems...

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger
Replies: 63
Views: 13640

Re: QF9 PER-LHR (8 Sep) returns to PER due to disruptive passenger

If it were up to me, I'd divert to DXB or SIN and offload the passenger. Then you have a plane and crew out of position and without enough hours to get to Heathrow, and no 787 crews at DXB as that's an A388 station (if DXB). Thus the decision was made to return to PER, which is also likely closer t...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?
Replies: 28
Views: 5322

Re: Why is Norwegian Air suffixed by “Shuttle”?

Lofty wrote:
Not the only airline to use "Shuttle" BA domestic service all have "Shuttle" call signs.


The discussion isn't about callsigns. It's about the name of the airline itself.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 3071

Re: Delta’s 747-400 Fleet

Look at the -# Boeing designated it as NW not DL. -451 is NW not DL. Which designates that NW as the original customer. It doesn't mean it remains a NW plane for the entirety of its existence. Qantas has operated an ex-Asiana 747-400 (VH-OEB) for nearly 20 years. It is thus a 747-48E (Asiana), rath...

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6662

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

janders wrote:
The A220 order book has long been full of these questionable orders.

Others that are certainly in doubt are Iraq, GulfAir, Odyssey, Privatair, Republic, Ilyushin, Redwings, Porter, etc..


The GulfAir CEO said a couple months back that their A220 order had been cancelled.

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by BAeRJ100
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE to deploy CS300 (A220-300) on international routes.
Replies: 6
Views: 2952

Re: KE to deploy CS300 (A220-300) on international routes.

When I was searching flights between PVG and NRT a couple weeks ago (for early next year), I was pleasantly surprised to see KE offering the CSeries/A220 on the PUS-NRT route. Obviously I booked the flight to give the bird a try...

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12428071/swissport-air-new-zealand-partner-in-australia So NZ has dumped QF as the ground handling agent in Australia. Or was QF before the current one? Apparently the QF/NZ codeshare relationship has done nothing other than pissing off VA. Not 100% certai...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?
Replies: 35
Views: 3904

Re: Are “international zone” permitted in USA?

No. Even if you are merely transiting you still need a valid visa or ESTA to clear immigration and customs before connecting to another international flight.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 11423

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

So America West and US Airways merged in 2005. At that time US Airways was worse off as they were in bankruptcy, but Am West was struggling. Am West was looking at merging with a few different carriers but this was NOT the merger with AA. with the merger US Airways was able to come out of BK we too...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident
Replies: 30
Views: 7596

Re: LAX- Dash 8 and United 737 incident

I was serious. Wasn’t the barrel roll Plane one of the only in new paint? I think you'll find it was the only one in the new paint at SEA that day. As in, there are others, but they were all flying/at other airports at the time of the incident. Obviously there's no way it's the same aircraft since ...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will supersede the Boeing 717
Replies: 78
Views: 12817

Re: What will supersede the Boeing 717

log0008 wrote:
One of the big reason QF favor the 717 and F100 is the rear mounted engine much better for short field departures on unsealed or low quality runways seen at mine sites. Wing Mounted engines are much more likely in ingest stones etc.


QF don't send the F100s nor 717s to unsealed strips.

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 9476

Re: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018

wiggy wrote:
when was the last biman DC-10 to finish commercial operation


Seriously, if you follow the advice in my last post and do a simple Google search you will find the answer.

Hint: it was Feb 20 2014.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 9476

Re: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018

Some of the questions you ask can be answered very easily by Google. Searching something as simple as "Biman last DC-10 flight" gives you the answer right away.

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 12894

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

727LOVER wrote:
Didn't this happen about a week ago, also???


It has the potential to happen every week during peak season if you read the other posts...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions about inflight death of pax
Replies: 18
Views: 4023

Re: Questions about inflight death of pax

gunnerman wrote:
The cabin crew will try and get the body into a seat in an empty row or in a premium cabin, and cover the body with a blanket.


This policy is entirely dependent upon the airline, what you said isn't a generic rule across all airlines.

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by BAeRJ100
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43573

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

But the isn't the 767 part of the same generation of aircraft as the DC-8? It certainly doesn't fit the definition of modern since it came out WAAYYY before 1988. 1 - there's almost a quarter of a century separating the first flight of the DC-8 and 767. 2 - your comment is written is if aircraft ar...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 130
Views: 43573

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

777Mech wrote:
Wasn't there a video of the ANA incident years ago?


Yes, the link was posted in reply #17.

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by BAeRJ100
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 12105

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

You can't use the bathroom during refuelling? I didn't know that As crew myself, passengers are allowed to use the toilet during all phases of the flight (obviously not take off and landing)... So I find this strange and have never heard of an airline that does this. I'm cabin crew in Australia, an...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights
Replies: 53
Views: 9307

Re: Complants of bedbugs on AI EWR-India flights

I also thought there is supposed to be rules on keeping bug off planes so not to cause health problems or enter other countries. Well, yes. There are strict disinsection procedures that airlines are required to undertake when flying internationally. On the other hand - and sorry to start it in the ...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was this incident ever investigated by authorities?
Replies: 19
Views: 4781

Re: Was this incident ever investigated by authorities?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-tAF2ZXN3Y
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IFlyVeryLittle wrote:
Did I spy a reverser on the no. 2 engine? Or is that just a video shadow or something?


Yes, the MD-11 has reversers on all 3 engines. You get a glimpse of it activating in this video (and still open next time the tail is visible).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-tAF2ZXN3Y

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery
Replies: 56
Views: 14381

Re: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery

While I don`t like the color (but may be some white balance issue), I think this is a clever move by HiFly. As this bird will probably serve several operators, it is neutral (can`t see any reference to HiFly ) without being boring-white. I think it would feel strange for me boarding a white plane. ...

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by BAeRJ100
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Prop Designation
Replies: 16
Views: 2366

Re: Bombardier Prop Designation

If the op had read any of the C series threads about Airbus buying into the program he/she would have already known the answer. So many extraneous threads started because people are too lazy to read related threads. And so many people that aren't reading things properly or misinterpreting it. The a...

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by BAeRJ100
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: Air France A380 Question - Exit Row Seats 10/11

Just booked a return ticket on AF to CDG in Economy from JFK (this is for 2019). I have the option to sit in row 11 (A or F seat) which has no seat in front, and a window (unlike row 10, I believe) and these seats have more legroom. Believe the A380 does not have the latest AF cabin among other thi...

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by BAeRJ100
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?
Replies: 31
Views: 4473

Re: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?

Themotionman wrote:
So after CUN and LAS go VS will be left with Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Havana, Las Vegas, Montego Bay, Orlando, Saint Lucia, Tobago


Erm...?

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