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by b747400erf
Wed May 08, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order
Replies: 42
Views: 7582

Re: Yamal Airlines cancels remaining SSJ order

opticalilyushin wrote:
The jet is otherwise as reliable as it's western competitors.

My comments disappear but he can make this claim? Pointing to a possible design flaw if reports of the crash are accurate is very relevant to a topic of people claiming it is reliable and safe.

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by b747400erf
Tue May 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4851

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

So it's more a safety issue than a political one. ;) You said it yourself: and no rebel group can take down an airline flying at cruise. There is no safety issue if no rebel group has control of systems that can target airliners at cruise. It is political for Qatar to support the dictator by overfl...

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by b747400erf
Tue May 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13528

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Airlines fly over warzones and confliczones all the time: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea .... Nothing new Governments of each country except North Korea in your list is stable enough to not fire missiles or rockets, unannounced, and terror groups in those conflict zones do not have weapons ca...

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by b747400erf
Tue May 07, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13528

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Airlines fly over warzones and confliczones all the time: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea .... Nothing new Governments of each country except North Korea in your list is stable enough to not fire missiles or rockets, unannounced, and terror groups in those conflict zones do not have weapons ca...

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by b747400erf
Tue May 07, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 12051

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

Flying OVER thunderstorms... not smart...

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by b747400erf
Tue May 07, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interjet drops 8 routes, focus more on South America
Replies: 11
Views: 3134

Re: Interjet drops 8 routes, focus more on South America

The topic when the route expansions were first announced had many people explaining this was going to be successful, that the American change in policy to be more hostile to visa holders and immigrants was "fake news" and just wait and see... well.... we're waiting...

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by b747400erf
Tue May 07, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13528

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Why wouldn’t they? It isn’t a war zone (although some would love to change that) and the North Koreans aren’t that stupid to shoot an airliner out of the sky. It is a war zone, technically both sides are still at war, like the Israeli-Syrian conflict has no official end yet. On the east coast this ...

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by b747400erf
Tue May 07, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways "Prepped and ready to land soon from Doha to a new gateway."
Replies: 31
Views: 7558

Re: Qatar Airways "Prepped and ready to land soon from Doha to a new gateway."

Why pay for marketing campaigns when you can announce new destinations and not have to pay advertising!

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by b747400erf
Mon May 06, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 332
Views: 50493

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

Good, now they can sell out to Airbus for another dollar and somehow skirt international trade laws in the process. Cause if they sold to Boeing, we all know what the end result would be. Do not worry, Boeing will get another defense contract where executives go to jail after retiring from the mili...

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by b747400erf
Mon May 06, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4851

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

This move is political since the Saudi's started the fight and Qatar has moved under the orbit of Iran and Russia and their allies like Assad. The location they are flying over is under government control and no rebel group can take down an airline flying at cruise. So it's more a safety issue than...

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by b747400erf
Sat May 04, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 4851

Re: Qatar resumes overflights of Syrian Airspace

This move is political since the Saudi's started the fight and Qatar has moved under the orbit of Iran and Russia and their allies like Assad. The location they are flying over is under government control and no rebel group can take down an airline flying at cruise.

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by b747400erf
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 5203

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

In the last two weeks KLM 611/612 has been operated with a mix of 744, 772 and 789 aircraft. This seems like an extremely inefficient use of crew resources. Alternating types and especially the one off 789 would cause needless deadheads and extended layovers. Is this the only way they can handle th...

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by b747400erf
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 5190 26/04/19 Possible Emergency
Replies: 12
Views: 4569

Re: FedEx 5190 26/04/19 Possible Emergency

DALMD80 wrote:
MO11 wrote:
DALMD80 wrote:
Looking at the track, it was scheduled.


Do you mean the rapid descent to 10,000 ft followed by the 360 south of Amsterdam? Yep, probably was scheduled.

If you do not know then you do not have to comment comment and you can apologise if you are wrong.

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by b747400erf
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain
Replies: 26
Views: 5453

Re: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain

That’s called the TRUKN departure. Narrowbodies fly it pretty regular but Heavys usually don’t. Recently the Departure was banned by United for 777/787 aircraft but before it was banned I flew it on a domestic flight in a 787. No that is not the TRUKN departure. Read the flight plan. This is the de...

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways to order A330neo or B777
Replies: 47
Views: 8301

Re: Iraqi Airways to order A330neo or B777

They should buy second hand aircraft but the appeal of all the little percentages each minister can take out of the large lease from a bank is too appealing to developing countries.

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident
Replies: 29
Views: 9568

Re: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident

AntonioMartin wrote:
b747400erf wrote:
H According to previous findings, nobody was injured. It is unclear how long the impairments will last.

Good! :D

It sounds like me after a night of heavy drinking.

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE
Replies: 49
Views: 9139

Re: JetBlue To Launch JFK-GYE

MartijnNL wrote:
GYE, GEO, UIO... where are these places? I know codes can be looked up, but why not name the three cities for our convenience?

Because this is an aviation site for people who understand aviation or understand places to look them up.

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident
Replies: 29
Views: 9568

Re: Airport Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF) currently closed because of an accident

Horrible translation. If the translation is bad why post it? Handling at Schoenefeld Airport was completely discontinued on Tuesday morning. The reason is a defective aircraft on the runway, as the airport company reported via Twitter. Aircraft in approach are being rerouted. According to the Berlin...

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by b747400erf
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces reduction in recline on A320 fleet
Replies: 176
Views: 22131

Re: Major US carrier announces reduction in Recline

Galwayman wrote:
No need for recline in flights less than 4 hours, especially in a place like the US with so many ‘larger’ passengers ...


Do not tell me what I need and do not need.

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!
Replies: 80
Views: 14839

Re: Mahan Air Launches IKA-CCS...First Flight Already in the Air!

Political comments need to be kept out of this thread. Anyone wanting to discuss politics may do so in the Non Aviation Forum, but as this is an aviation website, let's please stick to talking about airplanes. Political comments will be removed, and users may be warned or banned, so please respect ...

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 5039

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

Their truly astounding stream of losses every year definitely portends towards no one liking them, the Canadians being no exception. That does not prove your claim you need to try again. As I said, it portends. That said, they are broke, and have failure oozing out of every pore. The specifics don'...

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.
Replies: 61
Views: 14559

Re: Scary situation on Qatar Airways A320 this week.

Avoiding Pakistani airspace there are more condensed flights around less airways and flying different routes than normal.

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 65
Views: 10711

Re: EK and London

How did EK secure all these slots with London airports being slot restricted? :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: It does make me wonder if money and politics are involved. Also if certain countries are protective of their own national carriers, some countries have granted liberal r...

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Indian airlines continue flying to Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 5039

Re: No Indian airlines flying to Canada?

I may be wrong but Indian diaspora in Canada are not big fans of Air India. I would love to see the evidence supporting this. Their truly astounding stream of losses every year definitely portends towards no one liking them, the Canadians being no exception. That does not prove your claim you need ...

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Spotting Death Penalty at Phuket (HKT)
Replies: 15
Views: 6813

Re: Plane Spotting Death Penalty at Phuket (HKT) - Just Wow!

Linking to the redirect from Apple to trick people into visiting Fox. Post the original link and it explains there is a zone they have decided is a safety zone to keep people from being too close to the aircraft. https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1640908/tourists-urged-to-stay-off-airports-se...

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Europe new callsign
Replies: 28
Views: 9485

Re: easyJet Europe new callsign

N766UA wrote:
How was Alpine not already taken? Great callsign.

Alpine Air is used in America

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by b747400erf
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success
Replies: 110
Views: 24650

Re: JetBlue Interested in Widebodies if London is a Success

You could have at least linked the article? sorry, here you go... https://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/2019/03/02/jetblue-london-announcement/ about half way down, underneath the two pictures... I suppose this could all be a cruel trick from JetBlue, but I doubt it. Rumors of European service ha...

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6861

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

A better choice is to put them on leave and get them help for an addiction. But that means caring about your employees and corporations are people but have no feelings.

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by b747400erf
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?
Replies: 103
Views: 15773

Re: American Airlines Charlotte-Munich: Already Failing?

4 days into a route deciding it is a failure and claiming load factor off a seatmap site. Great contributions, 1 month old account.

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by b747400erf
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel
Replies: 26
Views: 4709

Re: Why does AMM-CAI not overfly Israel

Another one of these bizarre threads. Egypt and Jordan have a peace treaty with Israel, and the treaty is there because they had no choice other than to sign it. Most citizens in Egypt feel more strongly about Israel's human rights abuses than citizens of the Arab countries that don't have peace tr...

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS
Replies: 32
Views: 5088

Re: Eurowings Adds FRA-LAS

A good time to announce this route as Vegas struggles from dropping tourism and rising fees?

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9
Replies: 94
Views: 25049

Re: Korean start up Air Premia selects 787-9

jbs2886 wrote:
F27500 wrote:
How many airlines does a tiny country like South Korea need ???


What is up with the anti-South Korea trolls today. It’s a country of more than 50M people, that’s not “tiny”

He is a troll generally not just for South Korea.

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by b747400erf
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to MSY imminent?
Replies: 61
Views: 11890

Re: Air France to MSY imminent?

Is there a big market to be chasing for AF to join BA in competing for passengers to New Orleans? This could have been tried as an LCC Level route.

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much does Warren Buffett know about airlines?
Replies: 26
Views: 4287

Re: How much does Warren Buffett know about airlines?

I am happy spring break is almost over an kids are going back to school. The internet has been a horrible place this month.

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by b747400erf
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1891
Views: 434530

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The moment the picture got published of the first officer all the rumors started on every aviation related site. His mistakes led to the crash. He sued his employer. He had pilots at his old airline that hated him. You people spreading this racism should be ashamed of yourselves.

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by b747400erf
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video
Replies: 54
Views: 8552

Re: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video

Here's a radical thought; compulsory insurance for every passenger. If I am ill, and the plane diverts, I am covered for medical treatment, and the airline is covered for it's costs. If I am drunk and the plane diverts, I get legal assistance on my way to jail, and the airline is covered for it's c...

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by b747400erf
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video
Replies: 54
Views: 8552

Re: Fist-fight erupts on Scoot flight from Australia to SIN - video

hz747300 wrote:
I hope they're fully punished with jail time and their lives ruined.

Saudi Arabia is a model for the world to follow.

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by b747400erf
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 61
Views: 12890

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

I'm actually booked to fly on Friday CCS MIA with AA. Worried sick. However, the acting president, Juan Guaido, sent out a letter to all the embassies in Venezuela asking them not to leave. If the Trump administration officially recognizes Guaido as the official President of Venezuela, then Maduro'...

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by b747400erf
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways launches NBO-GVA-FCO-NBO
Replies: 30
Views: 4439

Re: Kenya Airways launches NBO-GVA-FCO-NBO

Anet thinks a route can be successful based on government and non government organizations having business? I got lost and walked into a marketing strategy session at the office? This can't be anet

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by b747400erf
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 31862

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

I recently watched a documentary on Lynyrd Skynyrd and same issue, huge tour and huge dollars but they chose to fly a rusting hulk and it flew them right into terrain. At least get yourself in a Pilatus if you're going to go single prop..sad story and a terrible post in social media from him saying...

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by b747400erf
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small plane disappears over English Channel
Replies: 134
Views: 31862

Re: Small plane disappears over English Channel

I’m a reasonably experienced SEP pilot with a bit of fast jet time and I think this is crazy. It’s been said already, I can only repeat — overwater, at night, in winter...? Asking for trouble. Almost guaranteeing it. Wait for daylight, pay extra for a twin, hug the coastline. Any or all of those (w...

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by b747400erf
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 7159

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

FR carry a lot of business travellers: around 30% - or 40m - of their passengers travel for that reason. I can live in Berlin, have a meeting in London, use a coworking room, grab my dinner back home at M&S, and do all that in a day flying FR Schoenefeld-Stansted. I'd be traveling for business,...

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by b747400erf
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator
Replies: 33
Views: 5224

Re: Threat of ban for addressing a low quality post by a moderator

6. obnoxious political statements in your signature are acceptable as long as they are pro conservative ideology

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by b747400erf
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 12030

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

El Al is a financial disaster due to their (even for me as a Jew) ridiculous rule not to fly on Shabbat. They should be focussing on yield maximization rather than matching demand and capacity. Downsizing aircraft is the smartest thing they could do. Respecting the standards of the religion of Isra...

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by b747400erf
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 12030

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

El Al is a financial disaster due to their (even for me as a Jew) ridiculous rule not to fly on Shabbat. They should be focussing on yield maximization rather than matching demand and capacity. Downsizing aircraft is the smartest thing they could do. Respecting the standards of the religion of Isra...

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by b747400erf
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Missing
Replies: 96
Views: 4509

Re: President Trump Missing

The Trump defenders are funny, a single action that a normal President does should be worshiped like he is a King for doing something right for once.

And on another note AF1 is taking a very southerly route out of Germany. Might be heading to Florida.

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by b747400erf
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LY Announces TLV-LAS
Replies: 57
Views: 10722

Re: LY Announces TLV-LAS

Could this topic have any more unnecessary political, off topic, and insulting comments in it? Because of the topic being Israel this is allowed now?

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by b747400erf
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helicopter Noise
Replies: 15
Views: 2135

Re: Helicopter Noise

You are working on your helicopter license and you do not know any of the regulations?

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by b747400erf
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 8750 over pacific
Replies: 49
Views: 9953

Re: WN 8750 over pacific

It never went above FL280 and filed oak-oak hardly an etops proving flight

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by b747400erf
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fans buy ticket to meet their idol on airplane then request deboard, delaying everyone
Replies: 23
Views: 7772

Re: Fans buy ticket to meet their idol on airplane then request deboard, delaying everyone

KICT wrote:
Who on KE staff leaked the booking information of K Pop to the public?
Hopefully they are out of a job now...

Did the details leak or the fans learned of their travel plans through social media?

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