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by JayBCNLON
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit
Replies: 194
Views: 18725

Re: Ryanair says it could scrap UK domestic routes after Brexit

If FR loses the right to fly domestic UK routes then U2 will lose the right to fly intra-EU flights. I am sure FR would appreciate taking over all the EU-domestic routres from U2.

However you turn it: the UK is always in a weaker position.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest International Airline Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 9666

Re: e: Shortest International Airline Flight

LCKip, the person you refer to is not only rude and arrogant, but is also an ignoramus who doesn't know that whining is not spelled wining. If that person claims it was a simple typo, don't believe it. No my response abobe is neither rude nor arrogant. LCKip wrote "Posting this way should be f...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest International Airline Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 9666

Re: e: Shortest International Airline Flight

It's irritant indeed the least to say! I know some codes but if want to read this because it's an interesting topic. I have to Google for every code. I gave up to read this stuff. Posting this way should be forbidden! Like it or not this is how the industry talk looks like, learning the codes might...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest International Airline Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 9666

Re: Shortest International Airline Flight

71Zulu wrote:
Oh I wish I knew what all these obscure airport codes were.


Then go and look them up! This is the airliners forum.

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Namibia fleet question
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Air Namibia fleet question

Ok thanks much!

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Namibia fleet question
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Air Namibia fleet question

Landed today at WDH at 17h00 local time and saw 1x A330, 1x A319 and 2x ER3 from Air Namibia on the apron. Is that not their entire current fleet?

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al flight paths to Asia + more revealed by new receiver at Hargeisa, Somalia
Replies: 20
Views: 6640

Re: El Al flight paths to Asia + more revealed by new receiver at Hargeisa, Somalia

Overflew Hargeisa on flight EK778 DXB-CPT on 26Dec2016. I was surprised as even the captain included "Somalia" in his route description PA.

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian military plane "Disappears from Radar"
Replies: 131
Views: 24170

Re: Russian Plane "Disappears from Radar"

This aircraft was enroute from Chkalovsky Airbase in Moscow enroute to Khmeimim Airbase in Latakia, Syria with officers and artists onboard to perform for the troops stationed at Khmeimim. Sochi was a refuelling stop. What is the point of the refueling stop? ZIA-LTK is 1247nm only, Tu-154 can fly t...

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian military plane "Disappears from Radar"
Replies: 131
Views: 24170

Re: Russian Plane "Disappears from Radar"

A crash shortly after take-off to a place in a war zone. An act of terrorism? Someone wanting to pay Russia back after Aleppo? Except It couldn't be terrorisn if soldiers - for whatever reason - are going to a war zone where their army is one of the fighting parties. Any violent action - and we don...

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Dec 25, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijacked aircraft just landed in Malta
Replies: 50
Views: 7445

Re: Hijacked aircraft just landed in Malta

BobPatterson Who are you the literacy administrator? The use of "your" for "you are" or "you're" is actually not inappropriate but incorrect. And what is incorrect is your grammar, Cunard, and not your literacy. What is inappropriate is your response to Bob. You should...

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to launch long haul flights from BCN next S17.
Replies: 148
Views: 34828

Re: IAG to launch long haul flights from BCN next S17.

Being a BCN local I believe there is only one brand that has local appeal: and that is VY. They are based in BCN, their main operations is BCN and unlike Iberia they don't carry the Spanish flag which is very positive in Catalonia, where every year 2 million people march for independence on the cata...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 posing as an A300
Replies: 6
Views: 2949

Re: A310 posing as an A300

One A310 trapped in the wrong body. :) ... and finally coming out.

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Malta ending service to ATH and FRA
Replies: 17
Views: 4004

Re: Air Malta ending service to ATH and FRA

One really nice welcome gift for Ryanair at FRA :) .... handed to them on a silver platter.

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 10128

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

I am sure the bigger A380 would be available for much less :)

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 10128

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

MadameConcorde wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
He will be 78 in 2024 - the year when the new Air Force One will take to the skies. - if there are no delays.


How old will Ivanka be? And her brother? And her husband? This could be a dynasty - just like in North Korea.

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Air Namibia Return To The UK?
Replies: 11
Views: 2304

Re: Will Air Namibia Return To The UK?

Indeed Germany does. Namibia was a German colony prior to South Africa's mandate after WWII. Actually WW1. Germany lost its colonies after WW1. There was never a colonial relationship with the UK. Even today many street names are in German. 20,000 Germans live in Namibia. 80,000 Namibians speak Ger...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump tweets "Cancel Air Force 1 747"
Replies: 1
Views: 1686

Trump tweets "Cancel Air Force 1 747"

Donald Trump has tweeted that Air Force 1 order of USD4bn is "too expensive" and should be cancelled: "Boeing is building a brand-new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4bn. Cancel order!" On CNN he says he wanted Boeing to make &quo...

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France receives first 787 aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 10986

Re: Air France receives first 787 aircraft

Soon you won't have any airlines left to fly with applying that logic ;) Well, I was not speaking of airlines, but airliners. The A380 and A330 and A350, which all feature wider seats in Y at the vast majority of airlines than 10-abreast on 777 and 9-abreast on 787 will be around for a while ... th...

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France receives first 787 aircraft
Replies: 43
Views: 10986

Re: Air France receives first 787 aircraft

Sounds like an awful lot of seats. Another airliner to avoid with 9-abreast in Y. Along with 10-abreast in Y on AF/KL 777s.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIAT Mongolian expands Europe.
Replies: 21
Views: 4367

Re: MIAT Mongolian expands Europe.

After brexit ? Why?

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air launches ICN-BCN flights APR 17
Replies: 32
Views: 5524

Re: Korean Air launches ICN-BCN flights APR 17

Shouldn't they get their MAD flight to daily first? Seems counter productive to launch second Spanish destination when MAD can't support daily flight, Not quite sure if you are aware, but Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region of Spain with its own languange, where Spanish (or Castellano a...

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Airbus, Boeing, ATR Deliveries May Start in OCT 2016
Replies: 96
Views: 24002

Re: Iran Air Airbus, Boeing, ATR Deliveries May Start in OCT 2016

Not sure if Obama was moving on his own as there were 4 other nations, 3 of them UN security council Veto powers (i.e. China, Germany, France, UK) which went along with him.

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots that make mistakes -- Where are they today?
Replies: 28
Views: 15938

Re: Pilots that make mistakes, which result in tragety or serious consequences, and where are they today

BartSimpson wrote:
TriL1011Star wrote:
... I even can't remember the name of the Germanwings pilot at the moment and he is quite "famous".

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Andreas Lubitz. His name was quite widely circulated in Germany.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19218

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

Well, maybe Pan Am did not receive subsidies (even though you may count the money they received from the US military for access to their planes in the event of military conflict, and from the German government as subsidies for their Berlin intra-German flights), but in any case they thrived on monop...

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is EK the new Pan Am?
Replies: 112
Views: 19218

Re: Is EK the new Pan AM?

Yes, you can say that, as much as it can be in today's world. Just like PA was instrumental in the development of the then largest airliner, EK is taking that position now. And just like PA was seen as the standard of air travel in its hay days,EK is seen by many as that today. And indeed, EK is mor...

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to use A380 and 777 on short flights
Replies: 22
Views: 5435

Re: EK to use A380 and 777 on short flights

Why is it good news for pax when 8-abreast a330s get replaced by 10-abreast 777s?

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates using Israeli Airspace- why and is it common?
Replies: 10
Views: 6044

Re: Emirates using Israeli Airspace- why and is it common?

No the ME3 do not fly into or across Israeli air space - never.

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM opens new route to Monrovia and Freetown
Replies: 25
Views: 4973

Re: KLM opens new route to Monrovia and Freetown

Dutchy wrote:

KLM has a really good netwerk in the UK, so connecting threw Amsterdam isn't much of an inconvenience.


Hey Dutchy, love your Dutch Accent ... "netwErk".... also when you use the word "market", but spell it with a D.

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by JayBCNLON
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian PM flies Ryanair and files a complaint
Replies: 20
Views: 5674

Re: Romanian PM flies Ryanair and files a complaint

I really like Ryanaair, so no bashing here. But it's a clear case: on a scheduled domestic flight you have to accept the local currency.

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by JayBCNLON
Fri Nov 04, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Brussels Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 4726

Re: Future of Brussels Airport

Can the SABENA brand be re-activated by LH? That would be a great addition in the league of brands that LH already has

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starting FRA? Will the empire strike back?
Replies: 59
Views: 9420

Re: Ryanair starting FRA? Will the empire strike back?

I think it's a great strategy starting with destinations that are not primary LH destination in order not to get into full war with them. I heard that by next summer the number of destinations served from FRA might go up to 19 (!). Looking at CGN that might even include FRA-Berlin, germany's thickes...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

I like British understatement and courtesy. It just seems to be a thing of the past as evidenced here in this thread. And I am going to leave it there.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

Really shocked & disappointed by a lot of the anti-British members on our forum venting their vitriol, much of which is utter trash. . Oh boy, you've only been here in this aviation forum for 3 months, but you are way off topic. I do not see anything in your post that relates to aviation. Rathe...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

Has anyone mentioned yet that central and most other parts of europe have enjoyed peace for over 70 years now and that the Euroean Union is the bloody best thing that politicians have ever made 7 created in this part of the world? With all shortcomings, failures and bureaucracy, the leaders meet ea...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

Gibraltar won't do anything. The Scottish neither want nor can they afford to go independent. This is and always be one United Kingdom and we are all in it together. There will be no individual constituent countries having their own access. I'm sure Prime Minister May knows that the almost weekly i...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

I makes me chuckle when hate-a-Brits try and make us out to be racists. May I remind you we are braking away from the predominately white Christian EU which is a slow growing Union of very different countries with one thing in common - slow growth, protectionism and limitstion. We are now seeking t...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

[quote="sevenair"]Really? You're comparing the UK to Russia and Turkey? Germany did so because of its demographic need and felt compelled to do so due to guilt over its history. They did not do this to become a role model. It wanted them all to its self to boost its population and bring in...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

Well, Germany took a responsible decision at the hight of the migration crisis. It did so in light of it's history where German Jewish refugees did not find asylum in other countries. It took a responsible decision, because being a leading nation in Europe it needed to be a role model for other coun...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

What I find amazing living in the UK is how important a positive self-image is to the British. With the Brexit vote and the refusal to take any meaningful number of refugees the real face is now visible - and it is not pretty. People around the word will have noticed that. And that will have an impa...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

I am not relying on media reports when it comes to xenophobia. I live in the UK and have first hand experience. Britain has changed.

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

Wow it is amazing how much hostility there is in the British view on the world. I guess the reason for this is fear. As I said in my post before, Britain is losing its place in the world as a positive player. And on a detailed note: it would be overflight rights over the UK against overflight rights...

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by JayBCNLON
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit: Gains and Losses
Replies: 135
Views: 5877

Re: Brexit: Gains and Losses

Well, two key drivers of air traffic are economic stability and strength for outward air travel and attractiveness as a destination for inbound traffic. In terms of attractiveness as a destination Britain is currently on a slippery slope showing a mix of ugly xenophobia and aggressive egocentrism. I...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM JJ9955 A320 over Saudi ... why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: LATAM JJ9955 A320 over Saudi ... why?

Rom1 you could be right: aircraft (reg. PR-MHJ) just crossed Qatar and is now heading towards AUH. Indeed, seems like a strange decision to send it to a country with potentially higher labor costs in addition to it being half around the world.

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM JJ9955 A320 over Saudi ... why?
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

LATAM JJ9955 A320 over Saudi ... why?

There currently is a LATAM A320 with flight number JJ9955 over northern Saudi Arabia. Flight routing so far GIG-SID-MLA but undisclosed destination. Looks like it's heading towards Gulf. Does anyone know what it is doing there?

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?
Replies: 58
Views: 8885

Re: Where did USAir send their 767-200s?

To FRA

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by JayBCNLON
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Venezuelan Air Force incident with a B787 AV aircraft
Replies: 14
Views: 4268

Re: Venezuelan Air Force incident with a B787 AV aircraft

And it's collision not collision in this context.

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5th freedom Europe
Replies: 28
Views: 5327

Re: 5th freedom Europe

MAD-FRA-MAD on LA

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by JayBCNLON
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How come EK, TK, QR, or ED don't fly to DTW?
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: How come EK, TK, QR, or ED don't fly to DTW?

And it's EY for Etihad .... Not ED

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by JayBCNLON
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15383

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

I would say that Ukraine should shoulder all of the blame that should have been assigned to MH in this case. I won't say "blame", but I will say that Russia carries 100% of the responsibility for bringing down MH-17 and the deaths of all aboard. Ukraine didn't cause this conflict, Ukraine...

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by JayBCNLON
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15383

Re: Irrefutable proof: MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location

What would have happened if it was an LY flight??? Or an American plane? They used to fly over Ukraine while en route to Israel from the US, isn't it? When I monitored Eastern Ukraine on FR24 on the days leading up to the shoot-down of MH17 I remember seeing SQ, LH, BA on the way to SE Asia, and UA...

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