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by intrance
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure
Replies: 211
Views: 39068

Re: Brussels Airlines A330 Suffers Dual Engine Failure

Let’s examine the situation the pilots were in in sequence. 1. Engine flames out, reason unknown. 2. Engine restart attempted, and is successful. 3. Aircraft is over Algeria, and headed to Europe with suitable landing sites never a long distance away. I do not know this for sure, but I doubt there ...

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Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38427

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

There is a great difference between operating a few flights out of dozens with crap equipment on a big base and flying each and every flights with crap on a complete market. Plus you might find a better aircraft for a long term wet-lease than this ancient 767. The image of LOT in Hungary is far fro...

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Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38427

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Can’t please everyone right? Cancel the flights, no good. Use available lease equipment, no good.

Move the old lease equipment from BUD to WAW and all you do is piss off a different group of pax.

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Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 139
Views: 30474

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Your CR800 would have to have CR9’s length to allow for 76 seats, add in the weight of the new engines and any ballast, you’d be above 86,000#. A CRJ-900 can literally fit 90 pax seats. You don't need to stretch to that length to fit 76 seats. Even a single class CR7 will fit 70 pax, and that's wit...

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Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 86
Views: 12461

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

And there we have it. I wonder why I have always felt the Dutch to be on the arrogant side... Thanks for the generalization based on one comment. A lot of the KLM cabin crew is very multi-lingual, a result of growing up with our school system and simple geography. It can still happen that there was...

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Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9466

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

16 pilots I believe, not 50. The base itself employs about 50 pilots, mentioned in Dutch news. They might be mistaken though. But with 4 planes and considering duty limits and days off/vacation, having 4-5 crews per plane does not seem that far off for constant production. It's likely the 16 are th...

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Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9466

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

Why is FR closing EIN? I thought it was their biggest base in the Netherlands and the biggest reason why EIN is the second largest airport in the Netherlands. Are yields too low? It could be argued that it is a punishment for strikes. Ryanair claims it is for commercial reasons, but it was announce...

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Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 9466

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

As I read it, the judge indeed deemed the base closure a punishment for striking. Which is against Dutch labor laws. Therefore they have forbidden Ryanair to force the pilots to relocate to another base. They have to continue paying a normal monthly salary and will be fined quite large sums if they ...

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Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:22 am
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: 26075

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

The crew onboard were not in any way at fault here, they were doing their job, following their rules. I'd say the operating crew was though. This issue should have been handled between the deadheading crew and the company. There was absolutely no reason to keep all the passengers and flight "h...

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Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:20 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: 26075

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

I love this thread. Had I been in the position of the active, operating crew, AND assuming it was an honest mix-up and not something that happens every other flight... I'd have delayed the flight maybe for a little while to give the company and deadheading crew time to sort it out together. Call ops...

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Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 1264
Views: 180062

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Seems like Nordica/Regional Jet OU plan to fly an CRJ-900 on behalf of SAS on a long term basis as ES-ACM now is painted in full SAS colours https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9080859 For the moment it is at least for the full month of October, but the rumor is SAS is happy with the performance of the...

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Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet
Replies: 46
Views: 13320

Re: Teenager tries to steal American Eagle jet

I wonder what airport in Chicago this kid planned to land in. http://txktoday.com/crime/man-accused-trying-steal-commercial-jet-texarkana-airport/ Definitely O'Hare. If you're in the business of Grand Theft Aircraft you're gonna go big... I imagine he's grounded from Flight Simulator once he gets o...

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by intrance
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 39858

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Ex-colleague of mine got hired onto the CRJ with a Brussels base by Cityjet. So I guess they’re hoping to keep the contract, just with CRJ instead of Sukhoi. I'm not sure SN wants to get rid of SSj's as much as the the users of this forum...What an obsession! Not sure why you’re quoting me with you...

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Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?
Replies: 162
Views: 39858

Re: Brussels Airlines to ditch Sukhoi Superjets?

Ex-colleague of mine got hired onto the CRJ with a Brussels base by Cityjet. So I guess they’re hoping to keep the contract, just with CRJ instead of Sukhoi.

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by intrance
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT news thread - 2018
Replies: 258
Views: 38427

Re: LOT news thread - 2018

Saw it already a few times in Warsaw. Be careful not to book business I guess, as those Neos 789s don't seem to have it. Instead they only offer something called Economy Premium, no lie-flat seats.

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Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog
Replies: 25
Views: 3992

Re: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog

I've personally seen that kind of weather while flying in Sweden, did not attempt an approach :lol: . Reported RVR with that kind of 50m/75m visibility was between 100m and 150m but can obviously vary depending on equipment, location etc. Either way, people acting incredulous how a magnificent 50m v...

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Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog
Replies: 25
Views: 3992

Re: All 3 Buenos Aires airports paralyzed due to fog

Don’t know how many of you have ever been in a cockpit with 50 meters RVR, whether real or sim. Rollout with all automatics engaged might not be the issue, taxiing around will be. Taxiway light are not remotely as bright as runway lights and there’s a big chance you will have a hard time seeing even...

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Mon May 28, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?
Replies: 36
Views: 6145

Re: Why portuguese language is not an ICAO official language?

So according to Google Translate, they want to have it as official language so they don't have to translate regulations anymore and nothing gets lost in translation... If you can't translate it properly, how would making it an official ICAO language help. The logic goes over my head apparently. It w...

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Mon May 28, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 15551

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

I’m wondering if all of these aircraft are to be based at RIX, or whether a few might get shuffled to TLL (to compete against Nordica) and VNO. There’s been of “playing in each other’s backyards” in Eastern Europe lately, mainly lead by LO (long haul at BUD and their involvement with Nordica at TLL...

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Mon May 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 15551

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

I have to ask: is airBaltic, or the government of Latvia, considering setting up a dry-leasing company to which some of these BCS3s could be directed? That many BCS3s is going to be a lot. (It would compete with AviaAM in Lithuania.) They are part owned by a leasing company if Wikipedia is to be be...

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Sun May 27, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.
Replies: 19
Views: 6283

Re: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.

The original Norwegian article mentions the pilot has appealed and also that the alcohol level was low but over the Norwegian limit. Norway has quite strict rules regarding alcohol, for example, in the Netherlands experienced drivers may still drive with up to 0,5 promille (0,05%) while in Norway (a...

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Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Sued by Port Authority
Replies: 28
Views: 5649

Re: Delta Sued by Port Authority

A UAL A319 reported "good" braking action just before DL1086 landed, which brought the situation into compliance with DL's MD-88 operating manual. Anything less than "good" under those conditions would have required a diversion. Not familiar with all the FARs as I am in Euroland...

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Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 52535

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

The CRJ just doesn’t care what you select the pitot heat to do. It will go to full heat as soon as you take off basically. Not sure why that would not be/has not been incorporated in later designs. It’s basically only controllable on ground.

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Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 21240

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

Interesting. Those CRJ700s are not the youngest but are quite decent in terms of pax experience, certainly on those kind of distances. Should be good for the people in the North of the Netherlands, if it is brought to their attention well enough.

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Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 23213

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

I've done Bergen to Stavanger in 19min airborne in a 737-800. With a car, according to google maps, thats 5h 5min with one toll and one ferry-ride. I assume that in the winter, the car drive can be impossible some days if there is heavy snowfall. In extreme cases, OSD-UME in Sweden that normally ta...

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Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side
Replies: 68
Views: 16768

Re: Tupolev Tu-204 and 757 Side by Side

So this topic has kind of spiralled away from the original question... I'm pretty sure there are some decent side by side pics. Today I taxied in at Tallinn (EETN/TLL) and a DHL/EAT 757 and a Russian Post TU-204 were sitting cozy on adjacent stands. Didn't grab a picture because it's fairly common s...

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 154632

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

Helsinki Airport is the best airport in Europe! www.sleepinginairports.net <...> Other Nordic airports: Stockholm Arlanda: 6th Copenhagen: 7th. Oslo Gardermoen: 12th Reykjavík Keflavík: 24th Tallinn: 3th Can honestly say my experiences traveling through TLL have been far better than any experience ...

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Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"
Replies: 136
Views: 28559

Re: MOL: "Norwegian 'gone' in 4-5 months"

The training and experience required to be an airline pilot is quite different from country to country. Some countries only require 190 hours of experience in light piston aircraft to fly an Airliner, others like the USA require 1,500 hours, an ATP along with a CTP course and a full PIC type rating...

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Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security camera(s) in Passenger Cabins? Time to rethink?
Replies: 22
Views: 4669

Re: Security camera(s) in Passenger Cabins? Time to rethink?

I'm flying CRJs equipped with cameras. Not aimed at the cabin but to confirm the identity of the person wanting to get into the cockpit door and combined with a system for cabin crew to confirm cabin is ready and secure for departure and landing. It's a closed system so hackers aren't exactly a huge...

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by intrance
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 154632

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Some football-related charter flights around the Nordic countries, with Belavia and Avies visiting the Faroe Islands, Atlantic Airways A319 to Stockholm and a Danish Air Transport ATR-72 from Haugesund to Belfast: http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/2017/07/uefa-el-q1-return-leg-46-july-2017.html ...

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Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet
Replies: 100
Views: 20117

Re: Brussels Airlines to wet-lease Superjets from CityJet

Just an anecdote here... I was flying into AMS recently and while monitoring the clearance delivery frequency, a Cityjet Avro RJ crew asked where their company SSJ was flying to, as it was also at AMS and I believe it's not a regular there. They got told of it's destination and after that the contro...

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Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish takes over Nordica (Estonia)
Replies: 11
Views: 3767

Re: LOT Polish takes over Nordica (Estonia)

Not reported as such in the actual announcement made at TLL airport. But then again, who knows what goes on behind the screens. Time will tell, for now I would not assume that to be true though.

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by intrance
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish takes over Nordica (Estonia)
Replies: 11
Views: 3767

Re: LOT Polish takes over Nordica (Estonia)

I don't quite agree with the term takeover, since the Estonian state holds the majority of shares. And seeing all the trouble and money put into keeping some form of national airline, I would not expect them to let LOT take any decisions adverse to the Estonian side of things. Adria had no interest ...

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Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this callsign allowed?
Replies: 14
Views: 5567

Re: Is this callsign allowed?

TurnaroudUK wrote:
There is a private jet with the call sign Dark Knight
Also one flying around with callsign Batman. When I heard it, it was a Gulfstream V.

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Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metroliner crash at Luqa, Malta
Replies: 27
Views: 8509

Re: Metroliner crash at Luqa, Malta

Hard to tell from the video if both engines are turning, it also reminds me of a VMC related loss of control after an engine out. for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTQwkKameLg VMC in aviation generally stands for Visual Meteorological Conditions. Where as I believe you want to refer to...

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Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lawsuit: Transavia FA Recorded Inflight Fornication w/Pilots on Many Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 6494

Re: Lawsuit: Transavia FA Recorded Inflight Fornication w/Pilots on Many Flights

The lack of responses amazes me. My first thought was that this would be a fast-paced, raunchy-remarks topic. How does it feel to be OP of a thread that goes zzzzzzz................... ? The only thing that turns on a.netters these days is comparing their Boeings and Airbus' or how long their 737s ...

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Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1856
Views: 256681

Re: CSeries - Flight Test And Production (Part 12)

Bombardier CS300 Kicks-off European Route Proving Tour Alongside First Operator airBaltic http://www.bombardier.com/content/bomba ... ercom.html Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CS300 jetliner, the second CS300 flight test vehicle, has embarked on a series of European and Mid...

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Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of an ex- Yangtze River B737 at Vilinus
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: Status of an ex- Yangtze River B737 at Vilinus

I was at Vilnius yesterday. I did see two 737s that seemed to be stored, but I have no idea what the Express Air Cargo livery should look like. Any pictures?

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Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NATO threatens civil aviation air safety in the Baltic region
Replies: 16
Views: 3023

Re: NATO threatens civil aviation air safety in the Baltic region

My experience as crew flying in the Baltics, the NATO planes are not endangering anyone. They are in contact with ATC all of the time as far as I am aware and separation is maintained as well in cooperation with ATC. As for the 'solution' offered by Russia... As mentioned before, if they really see ...

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Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat A310 Dorval approach "event" Sept 6
Replies: 13
Views: 3365

Re: Air Transat A310 Dorval approach "event" Sept 6

The OP said (if I'm reading it correctly) that the entire sharp left, sharp right, then left again to level off sequence took 10 seconds, however, based on the map in post 2, the deviation couldn't have been only 10 seconds. The large deviation in the map and the deviation the author talks about ar...

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Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 3
Replies: 310
Views: 54043

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 3

SAS 737-800' LN-RGI has got a 70th anniversary livery https://forum.flyprat.no/showpost.php?p ... ostcount=6 Another view of the same aircraft: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJfeIyQDDKX/ ... and a video; https://www.instagram.com/p/BJfgynGgh2j/ Looks a bit like a Nordica CRJ with that blue to white f...

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Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline without uniforms for crew (hypothetical)
Replies: 15
Views: 3181

Re: Airline without uniforms for crew (hypothetical)

Whilst the uniform may not be a legal requirement, there are certainly areas of the world where airport security would be hard pressed for a solution, should they be presented with a non-uniformed crew wanting access to their airport. It's usually the same places, where a big hat - preferably with ...

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Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 8384

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

Not sure why you say you couldn't. USAirKid was referring to the type's internal baggage hold at the back of the cabin, not the external baggage pod. There is nothing really exciting about the internal baggage hold. It's basically from the entrance door rearward into the tail cone. With a single pi...

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Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 8384

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

Indeed it is :D. I remember you refueled at Kuressaare (from a very classic looking fuel truck), and from what I gathered from the other passengers who seemed to have taken that flight more often that wasn't a regular occurence. Is that true? Yes, normally we would be able to carry fuel for a retur...

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Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 8384

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

September 24th 2015 ;). Shame about Avies, that were two enjoyble flights. My first time on a plane that size, I liked being able to see what you or your colleagues were doing. And I loved the Kalev candy that was handed out :D. Didn't they have quite a few more frames than PJA and PJR? Any idea wh...

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Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 8384

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

Were they cheaper because of the acquisition cost or maintenance or? I know cross section isn't everything but I'd think that was fighting against the J31's favor. Honestly, for me it was hearsay, but some veterans on the type mentioned that the Garretts were better on fuel consumption if flown cor...

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Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Being a Pilot in Europe?
Replies: 23
Views: 7531

Re: Being a Pilot in Europe?

Europe by definition 'requires' an ATP but allows people to exercise it's privileges before they complete it. Which is bogus and circumvents the entire purpose of the ATP - Proven judgement acquired through experience. Explain please. I had a "frozen ATPL" until I had enough hours to sati...

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Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phase out of Jetstream J31
Replies: 52
Views: 8384

Re: Phase out of Jetstream J31

Flew them for 4 years (in Europe though). Fun plane for pilots if you know what you are getting into. In good conditions you can throw it around if necessary, the speed is sufficient in the terminal areas to not bother the jets too much, and it's really nice to fly. In rough conditions you have to p...

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Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 3
Replies: 310
Views: 54043

Re: RE: Nordic Aviation Part 3

I know this topic mainly seems to be about SAS/Norwegian/Finnair and their respective main airports and routes. But I saw Nordica mentioned before so I thought I might post this here: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... en-flights Nordica will start flights from Groningen, a city in the Nort...

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