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by CaptainKramer
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

Re: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

The PMDG B747-400 V3, Queen of the Skies II, has been released earlier than advertised, and is now available for immediate download!

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 187839

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

If it wasn't for Airbus, Boeing, General Electric. Pratt and Whitney and Rolls Royce and the like, constantly increasing the size and range of Commercial Aircraft through technological innovations, and thus making it economically viable, that this debate over ultra long range, non stop flights is ev...

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

Re: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

Hi RRTrent, I can only speculate, but I would imagine that given the team at PMDG is relatively small and they were developing the DC6 for X-Plane, as well as the B777 for FSX/Steam and P3D, and now the B744 V2 for FSX and P3D, concurrently with some overlap, as one project wound down and another en...

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

Re: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

According to the PMDG Facebook which links to the AVSIM, PMDG forum site, a release update was provided on the 21st of January 2017, stating that the PMDG, B747 400 Queen of the Skies II, baring any last minute technical hitches, is 2 weeks away from release, on both FSX/FSX Steam and P3D platforms,...

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Will the PMDG 747v3 actually sell?
Replies: 7
Views: 3728

Re: Will the PMDG 747v3 actually sell?

It will sell, if you do one of the following. Fly the latest and greatest PMDG B777, or the PMDG B737 developed specifically for FSX and then go fly the PMDG B744 V1, originally developed for FS9, 2004 Century of Flight, which was then adapted to be used in FSX and now designated V2. Chalk and chees...

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: TV Shows About Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 31524

Re: TV Shows About Aviation

Just finished watching an excellent documentary on youtube, made in France on the making of the Airbus, A350XWB, and narrated in the French Language. Titled "The Airbus A350XWB/HD Documentary/Reportage/French." It runs 47 minutes and features a behind the scenes look at the manufacture and...

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by CaptainKramer
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

Re: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

Just a heads up for those interested! Frooglesim has posted a you tube clip on Frooglesim News, duration of about 30 minutes, showing off the PMDG B744, V3 Queen of the Skies II, during the BETA testing phase. We see interior exterior views in all it's glory, plus a preflight and start up sequence. ...

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by CaptainKramer
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

Re: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

Good news from the PMDG facebook , where an update, posted on the 1st of October 2016 states that the PMDG B744 "Queen Of The Skies", Version 3, is transitioning from the Technical Team, who have been testing the PMDG B744 QOTS V 3 since January 2016, providing valuable input to the projec...

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by CaptainKramer
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A340 PFD photos
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Re: A340 PFD photos

Just click on Photos at the top of Airliners home page, type A340 in Keywords, and Flight Deck in Category. Plenty of Flight Deck photos, some in the aircraft state you described, although you may need to contact the relevant photographer to buy a cropped copy to help show close up detail in the PFD...

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by CaptainKramer
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did the infamous 748 wing wave recover from its stall?
Replies: 60
Views: 11324

Re: How did the infamous 748 wing wave recover from its stall?

On the B748 in question only carrying enough fuel for delivery flight or first sector. I can't remember where I heard this, may have been in a Documentary, but doesn't Boeing provide the Airline with a full tank of gas for "Free" for the delivery flight, which would make the B748 aircraft ...

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by CaptainKramer
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How did the infamous 748 wing wave recover from its stall?
Replies: 60
Views: 11324

Re: How did the infamous 748 wing wave recover from its stall?

Wasn't the Captain of a Cathay Pacific, B777-300ER on her delivery flight, sacked after performing, a low level, high speed, flypast of the Tower/Runway after departure from Paine Field? IIRC there was no briefing, or clearance by the Tower, a totally spontaneous/stupid act. I think the flyby was ca...

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: gopro photography/videography for aircraft
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: gopro photography/videography for aircraft

I'm curious about the use of suction mounts with regards to changes in altitude, i.e thinner air and lower temperatures at higher altitudes, can this affect the quality of the seal and it's ability to remain attached to the aircraft. I would have thought hard mounts would be an absolute must to guar...

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions from a fiction writer
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Questions from a fiction writer

lizardboy1 you should check out the website, Smartcockpit. It has a wealth of information on various safety procedures during standard flight operations and emergency situations on numerous Aircraft types. Airbus has alot of info in this regard, as does Boeing. You can download the info in pdf forma...

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What did landing at Kai Tak feel like?
Replies: 32
Views: 8347

Re: What did landing at Kai Tak feel like?

I worked with a TV Producer who's Dad was a British Airways B744 Pilot and was trained and qualified to land at Kai Tak Airport. She flew in the jump seat into Honk Kong once, but I got the impression she did not enjoy it, from the way she described it, worried the whole time they would not stop in ...

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Fslab A320X Promo Video On Youtube
Replies: 8
Views: 3121

Re: Fslab A320X Promo Video On Youtube

The FSLabs A320X with it's incredible system depth, wont be for everyone, but I looked at the Airbus website and found that there are 4029 real world A320 aircraft in operation throughout the world presently, with Captains and First Officers flying the A320 Airbus. That makes about 8058 potential sa...

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by CaptainKramer
Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Fslab A320X Promo Video On Youtube
Replies: 8
Views: 3121

Re: Fslab A320X Promo Video On Youtube

Just watched an interview with one of the developers of the FSLabs A320 on Matt Davies, Youtube channel, held after the A320's initial release. He explained that the A320 Sim was 6 years in development, which allowed a lot of coding of some unique details and features, during his periods of down tim...

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Aug 21, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

Re: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

There are some relatively new images of the PMDG, B747-400V2, posted at various simulation websites, showing the flight deck during daytime, several wide views and some close ups, simply stunning. To access them in one place just type PMDG B747 400 V2 pictures, in browser search window. This will li...

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Testing Commercial and Military Then And Now
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Flight Testing Commercial and Military Then And Now

Thanks to Youtube, Television Documentary's, Books and Magazines, there is a wealth of information out there explaining in general terms, what takes place during a Test Campaign involving a Prototype Aircraft, both Commercial and Military. I thought it would be great to bring together all the links ...

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hundred thousand aircraft in operation
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: Hundred thousand aircraft in operation

Thanks for posting that figure Lightsaber. Years ago I wondered what that figure would have been, if you just factor in all aspects of Commercial Aviation, after reading about the public perception of Commercial Aviation's adverse impact on the environment, somehow being greater or more significant ...

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by CaptainKramer
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171967

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

There is no evidence of the Nose Landing Gear touching down first, after the attempted Go-Around and subsequently collapsing, along with the Main Gear. If you look at the post crash clean up photo's supplied by Asupersonicboy, Post #511, one of the pictures shows the front nose section of EK521 from...

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by CaptainKramer
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171967

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

I agree that taking personnel belongings is madness, when trying to flee an aircraft that has just crashed landed, but I am sure all the people who did take their belongings are looking at the image of EK521 with the crown of the B777 completely burnt out and are now thinking they made the right cho...

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by CaptainKramer
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171967

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

I have personally seen at Airports and read discussions on A.net where certain B777's, but not all, that have cycled the landing gear on take off, where the main landing gear doors open first then retract the main gear, and soon after the nose gear wheel well doors would open up then retract the nos...

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by CaptainKramer
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171967

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

This may have been mentioned before by others, I apologise if this is the case, (I have since gone back and found that it was Zeke who made this observation. Sorry Zeke!) the photo of the rear fuselage section also shows a large dark shaded area at the base of the fuselage section that angles upward...

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by CaptainKramer
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171967

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

The photo of EK521, showing the aircraft from the rear, crashed on the ground, shows the flap position to be at 15 or higher I think, correct me if I'm wrong. The evacuation video also shows a quick pan shot to the Port engine on fire at the base, sign of scrapping along the runway as opposed to a p...

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by CaptainKramer
Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 171967

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

I noticed in an image of the crashed Emirates B777-300 with the Large Emirates Aircraft Hangars in the background, that the nose landing gear doors, not the small doors positioned adjacent to the nose landing gear pylon, but the larger doors that cover the nose wheel well are in the open position, s...

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by CaptainKramer
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

Re: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

According to PMDG Facebook page, the PMDG B747 400/800 simulation has now been handed over to the technical experts i.e. B744 Pilots and the like, who will put the aircraft simulation through it's paces, before it is handed over to the Beta Testers. No time frame is given as to how long this will al...

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by CaptainKramer
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Finding a widebody to film in
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Finding a widebody to film in

Hi HandyAndy!

Here are some possible avenues of enquiry found on the good old net. They may have contacts in Vancouver as well.

airhollywood.com

Aero Mockups - Los Angeles

Shoot Aviation

creativehandbook.com

theacme.com

Cheers Frank

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by CaptainKramer
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Finding a widebody to film in
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Finding a widebody to film in

Hi HandyAndy, I have a background in Television, primarily News Gathering, but have always loved film and the film industry, so have some ideas that may be of help to you. Your best bet is to contact the Local Film Commission in Vancouver, where most Film Production takes place outside of Hollywood,...

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 66426

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

Hi sierrakilo44 . My post wasn't about prioritizing the sources the Captain and First Officer would draw upon to decide whether to evacuate or not. I was stating what they were able to call upon on the Flight Deck of a B777ER, in this case a real time picture of part of the wings and engines from th...

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 66426

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

The Captain and First Officer would have been aware of the magnitude of the fire by one, viewing the fire on the EICAS, from cameras mounted on the horizontal stabilisers, usually used for navigating on the ground, giving a relatively good view of both the port and starboard engine and inboard secti...

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 7D + Canon 100-400L Is II
Replies: 16
Views: 1731

RE: Canon 7D + Canon 100-400L Is II

I purchased the Canon, 100-400L, <acronym title="Air Mauritius">MK</acronym> I with Image Stabiliser, in combination with a Canon60D. Initially I was disappointed with the results, shots were soft, or blurred more often than not, I used the lens in Av mode. I spoke to a Camera Shop Sales person, tha...

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by CaptainKramer
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Fslab A320X Promo Video On Youtube
Replies: 8
Views: 3121

Fslab A320X Promo Video On Youtube

Just a heads up for those who may have missed it, FSLABS latest FSX product the A320X have uploaded a Promo Video on Youtube. Titled : FSLA320X - Promo Video- Ready To Fly. Many years in development the aircraft looks very impressive, with phenomenal, fully functional system depth, just like the rea...

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by CaptainKramer
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

RE: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

Hi RRTrent. The PMDG B744/748 <acronym title="Carpatair (Romania)">V3</acronym> has been developed from scratch, incorporating all the lessons learned from the development of the PMDG B737 series and PMDG B777 series of flight simulation products for use in FSX and now Prepared3D. So I am assuming, ...

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by CaptainKramer
Sat May 14, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

RE: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

Robert S Randazzo from PMDG has given an update on their facebook website, dated from the 8th of May 2016, stating that the B747-400 <acronym title="Carpatair (Romania)">V3</acronym>, (not <acronym title="Virgin Sun (United Kingdom)">V2</acronym> as previously titled) is close to entering Beta testi...

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by CaptainKramer
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: TV Shows About Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 31524

RE: TV Shows About Aviation

The other two episodes of Age of Aerospace are :


Age of Aerospace Part 1 What Can't We Do"

Age of Aerospace Part 3 "Shrinking the Earth"


Part 3 concentrates on the arrival of the B707 and B747 and their global impact on CommerciaL Aviation.

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by CaptainKramer
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: The Ultimate 777 Model...UNREAL
Replies: 7
Views: 4520

RE: The Ultimate 777 Model...UNREAL

Amazing craftsmanship, crownvic. Reminds me of the great model sailing ship builders. Imagine what the future holds with 3D printing, with someone like yourself getting a hold of the CAD plans of an actual B777 and building a miniature version virtually creating every single part and assembling it.

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787 "Shark Fin" Vertical Stabilizer?
Replies: 21
Views: 16142

RE: The 787 "Shark Fin" Vertical Stabilizer?

Air and Space magazine, published an article in Sept 2007, that can be found online. Titled : "How Boeing put the Dream in the Dreamliner." It goes into detail about the whole initial design phase, prior to the engineers getting involved, including Boeing's hiring of a "Cultural Guru", Clotaire Rapa...

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parked Aircraft: How Often Do They Move?
Replies: 23
Views: 6643

RE: Parked Aircraft: How Often Do They Move?

Thanks for the reply CanadianNorth. May give the Chock Companies a new challenge to manufacture a Winter Chock, for such events featured in the Youtube clip.

Sorry Viscount724, completely missed your post..

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Parked Aircraft: How Often Do They Move?
Replies: 23
Views: 6643

RE: Parked Aircraft: How Often Do They Move?

I remember seeing footage on Youtube, from a few winters ago when a Canadian airlines B738 parked at the gate during a turn around, started to slide sideways away from the Airbridge in high winds courtesy of a slippery apron. The chocks were in place to prevent rearward roll, not side ways slide, in...

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by CaptainKramer
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: TV Shows About Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 31524

RE: TV Shows About Aviation

Just watched part of a 5 Part aviation series on YouTube titled, the Age of Aerospace, presented/sponsored by Boeing. I could not find Part 1 or 3, but watched Part 2, 4 and 5. Age of Aerospace Part 2 "Miracle Planes" Age of Aerospace Part 4 "Old NASA" Age of Aerospace "Part 5 "Dreamliner Documentar...

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by CaptainKramer
Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair A350 Ops To LHR
Replies: 19
Views: 6203

RE: Finnair A350 Ops To LHR

Not possible winterlight, HEL has frozen over!

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by CaptainKramer
Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

Pmdg B744 V2 Will Feature Fifth Engine Pod

Just visited the PMDG Facebook where they recently posted new images of their B744 <acronym title="Virgin Sun (United Kingdom)">V2</acronym> with a fifth spare engine pod slung under the port wing. There also was a link to an informative QANTAS Youtube clip explaining how they went about dispatching...

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by CaptainKramer
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA A380, 23 Days In Maintenance.
Replies: 14
Views: 6056

RE: BA A380, 23 Days In Maintenance.

British Airways modified the roof section of 2 Hangars at it's Heathrow Maintenance Base to allow A380's to be housed, fully enclosed, but can't say for certain how either Hangar interior is equipped. Given London Heathrow is A380 Central, was curious if there is a business case to set up Maintenanc...

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 5 Modern Liveries?
Replies: 43
Views: 4456

RE: Favourite 5 Modern Liveries?

1) American Airlines (Old Bare Metal)
2) Vietnam Airlines
3) Eithad (Both old and new)
4) Singapore Airlines
5) Air New Zealand (B77W All Blacks)

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Tom Cruise : The Human Fly II On A A400M
Replies: 7
Views: 11462

RE: Tom Cruise : The Human Fly II On A A400M

Recently saw the film. I was only joking about product placement, thinking they were going to remove the Airbus A400M lettering from the side of the aircraft in post production, but no there it was in plain view on the side of the bad guys European Transport, or which ever country it was meant to re...

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have The Promises Of The 787 Been Realized?
Replies: 87
Views: 21566

RE: Have The Promises Of The 787 Been Realized?

One of the initial design features I remember reading about the B787 Dreamliner, was a system that aloud the rapid changing of engines from one manufacturer to the other, reducing downtime, a useful feature for Leasing Companies. I think IIRC the aim was to take as short as 24 hours. Was that ever r...

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by CaptainKramer
Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Hong Kong Denied Licence
Replies: 222
Views: 25366

RE: Jetstar Hong Kong Denied Licence

Just curious, but how does Qantas Group know how to see through the set up of Jetstar, a LCC franchise in Japan, but not in Hong Kong?

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by CaptainKramer
Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Factory On BBC I-player
Replies: 12
Views: 6472

RE: A350 Factory On BBC I-player

Thanks for the link, just finished watching the documentary. Presenter carried a decibel counter in flight, cabin registered 76db, not certain where measurement was taken, fore or aft, still very quiet. Also loved the sound of the Rolls Royce engines from inside the cabin at take off. Interesting fa...

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by CaptainKramer
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?
Replies: 27
Views: 15857

RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

"The Feliner!" anyone? Great one off livery though. May give Frontier Airlines a run for their money.

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by CaptainKramer
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Article - Captain's Personal Camera Near Crash
Replies: 5
Views: 4570

RE: Article - Captain's Personal Camera Near Crash

Haven't read the Incident Report, but why didn't the Captain just dis-engage the Autopilot, and arrest the descent, no need to wait for the Co-Pilots return. The real issue here is, should DSLR Camera's and Lens which are quiet heavy to begin with, be allowed on the Flight Deck? If not secured on th...

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