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by JakTrax
Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No KLM Service To Amsterdam From EMA & LPL?
Replies: 11
Views: 7625

RE: Why No KLM Service To Amsterdam From EMA & LPL?

KLM used to fly to EMA with F50s too, mid to late nineties, although the service was actually operated by KLM UK (formerly Air UK).

Karl

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by JakTrax
Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Malpensa Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

RE: Malpensa Help

A friend of mine is in Milan right now taking pictures, although he's accompanied by a local escort who's managed to swing ramp access. He has been before under his own steam and said that the police are very intolerant around the terminal and at the end of the runways - a shame, apparently, as ther...

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by JakTrax
Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Come Next For Airbus?
Replies: 29
Views: 7683

RE: What Will Come Next For Airbus?

Why would they make an <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80/90-type jet? they already have one in the shape of the A320/321. Also, there would be little point in competing with the likes of Embraer and Bombardier in the regional stakes, as they seem to have it all wrapped up. Besides, jud...

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by JakTrax
Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Will The A380 Last?
Replies: 100
Views: 11758

RE: How Long Will The A380 Last?

With comments like 'Boeing=better', I feel there is every reason for attacks. Also, how the hell can you predict that the 787 will last 10 years longer? The damn thing ain't even built yet, so let's not get ahead of ourselves! Was Boeing better when Airbus invented true 'fly-by wire'? Is Boeing bett...

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by JakTrax
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Biggest Aviation Idiot?
Replies: 61
Views: 22345

RE: Worlds Biggest Aviation Idiot?

I'm amazed that the aircraft taxied back to the gate with blown tires (4 at least according to the video) - is this normal practice?

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Real Whisperjet?
Replies: 26
Views: 8683

RE: The Real Whisperjet?

The Avro is extremely quiet, as was its predecessor, the 146, although from the inside they are quite noisy. They make a unique sound on taxiing and take-off, and the only other aircraft I can think of which makes similarly quiet sounds is the EMB-145 (which we at <acronym title="Manchester - Intern...

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by JakTrax
Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Will The A380 Last?
Replies: 100
Views: 11758

RE: How Long Will The A380 Last?

...and as usual, most (and I do say MOST, not ALL) of the folks here giving the A380 a hard time have a US flag next to their IDs........

What is it about this trend?

K

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by JakTrax
Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Panasonic Lumix TZ1
Replies: 6
Views: 2999

RE: Panasonic Lumix TZ1

It's not really an 'each to their own' issue here - no-one likes excessive noise in their photos and the Panasonic is guaranteed to produce this. The Canon point-and-shoot is, put simply, a better overall camera, and anyone choosing a Lumix over this (especially after reading this thread in its enti...

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by JakTrax
Sat Sep 23, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester UK News 7
Replies: 245
Views: 22435

RE: Manchester UK News 7

If, as you speculate, it was an XL flight, then it was probably the Travel City 743 with the XL tail titles. Think it might be TF-AME.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Jet2 Aircraft Based At MAN?
Replies: 4
Views: 4633

RE: Which Jet2 Aircraft Based At MAN?

TF-ELA is not a <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> based aircraft - or if it is, it hasn't been seen here for ages! As for based aircraft, it really does tend to change an awful lot these days. The list above is pretty accurate, except we...

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by JakTrax
Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: REbel XT Vs XTI Plus Lens Question
Replies: 20
Views: 8444

RE: REbel XT Vs XTI Plus Lens Question

So I hear, both the 400D and 30D are generally noisier than the 350D. Personally, I'd probably go for the 400D, because it certainly ain't gonna be a worse camera (overall) than the 350D. It's also a lot newer, so as mentioned, resale value will be higher. I use a 350D and I must admit I've been ext...

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by JakTrax
Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Panasonic Lumix TZ1
Replies: 6
Views: 2999

RE: Panasonic Lumix TZ1

It is a well-known fact that Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot cameras suffer from very high noise levels, even at low ISOs (I think most of them go down to ISO 80). A friend of mine once had one and it was great for general and indoor use but really suffered when pointed at a plane.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sat Sep 23, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Iberia Plane Is Not As It Seems...
Replies: 5
Views: 4704

RE: This Iberia Plane Is Not As It Seems...

Same engine physically but surely uprated due to the extra weight?

And yes, that part of the cowl does look a lot newer.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Iberia Plane Is Not As It Seems...
Replies: 5
Views: 4704

This Iberia Plane Is Not As It Seems...

Sitting at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> yesterday I photographed the following Iberia aircraft. <table BORDER=0 width=102 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536894305&filename=1158941547Xh1cu...

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by JakTrax
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera And Lens For A Novice Photographer...
Replies: 13
Views: 7111

RE: Camera And Lens For A Novice Photographer...

As others have said, picture quality is more to do with how good the glass on the front of your camera is. I use an EOS 350D, with a two-lens combination - 28-105 F3.5-4.5 <acronym title="Surat Thani - Samui (USM / VTSM), Thailand">USM</acronym> Mk <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</...

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by JakTrax
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1
Replies: 2
Views: 2889

RE: Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1

Well I know that Panasonic's point & shoot Lumix range suffered from terrible noise levels, even at ISO 80, so I wouldn't be surprised if the same applied to their SLRs. Personally, I'd always stick with the big two - Canon and Nikon.

Karl

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by JakTrax
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Guy Needs LHR Assistance
Replies: 8
Views: 3663

RE: New Guy Needs LHR Assistance

Well thanks for all the info guys. I found the field at the end of 09L, although the only grassy bank I could see was that leading up to the dual carriageway at the back. Was I in the right field? There was a gap in the fence for entry with a little path going down. There was a line of trees at the ...

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by JakTrax
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Guy Needs LHR Assistance
Replies: 8
Views: 3663

RE: New Guy Needs LHR Assistance

Thanks guys, all help appreciated! Anyone know how I get to the end of 09L, as I'm far from local?

Karl

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by JakTrax
Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Guy Needs LHR Assistance
Replies: 8
Views: 3663

New Guy Needs LHR Assistance

Hi all, Although I'm not new as such to A.net, I have only joined today. My name is Karl Nixon, and I'm based at Manchester Airport (<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>) in the UK. I am a photographer, but I do not upload my pictures to A....

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