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by gzm
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 38384

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

The LH case is the opposite of Air Canada. It gives the impression they are testing the water and in the end they could say,"look,we cannot possibly do that,we cannot change something so classic,we decide to leave it as it is." Something Coca-cola did many years ago in the form of an adver...

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by gzm
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks
Replies: 154
Views: 38384

Re: LH new livery to be ‘revised’ after only three weeks

Exactly as you say,bland and incomplete.I am glad we have here someone who knows better. In my humble opinion,one mistake is the white outline of the door that makes things worse. You can't have two white outlines,one for the crane and one for the door (speaking about the A320).They should have it p...

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by gzm
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 18030

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

There we go,again! Bathroom tiles! How uninspiring! What does it have to do with an airline sign? "We see the world differently". I see the same lack of inspiration allll over again...... It seems they asked from the designing team: look guys, we want a sign that shows the transition from ...

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by gzm
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6876

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Looks nice but I think it needs more colour near the tail to make the livery "warmer".

-Yassoooo Qantas!

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by gzm
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218529

Re: LH introduces revised livery

When one makes something new, he thinks it is a work of art or a masterpiece. Let it pass the test of time and you will see the shortcomings. Personally I have learned to hear the opinions of others who are the recipients. I find them invaluable. So, if you want the livery to literally shine,why don...

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by gzm
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay
Replies: 69
Views: 12404

Re: 'Mob' breaks out at Des Moines International Airport after 14-hour delay

Des Moines International Airport Adding to this discussion, Des Moines is French for "The Moines". Des Moines means "of the Monks" Ten years ago I was gate agent at Olympic airlines and late one evening I was advised by my supervisor that a flight of Islandsflug, I think,was del...

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by gzm
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218529

Re: LH introduces revised livery

It gives the impression that somebody turned off the lights. Why was this necessary? But after all,it is their airline not mine... Can you imagine if the Olympic rings were stamped all-white on the tail? What would you say? Some people do not realize that a tail is not a lapel or uniform you can put...

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by gzm
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman bites an American Airlines F/A
Replies: 14
Views: 2769

Re: Woman bites an American Airlines F/A

When I was a kid I went to a private (primary) school and it had a van to take us students home,one small group at a time,divided into districts. It was our joy to run when the signal for boarding was given, trying to see who will reach first the crew-seat at the door which was the trophy.It was ver...

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by gzm
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Woman Buries Suitcase in Snow to Avoid Overweight Fee
Replies: 9
Views: 3508

Re: Russian Woman Buries Suitcase in Snow to Avoid Overweight Fee

Simple.You can't. And how did her friend know where to look and dig under all that snow? "Third tree to the left after the bushes to your right"? You can't believe everything you read on Facebook can you? It's worse than the tabloids... And besides...we have far more important things to wo...

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by gzm
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 15226

Re: Origin of Airline Names

You forgot Olympic (Onassis Likes Your Money Paid In Cash). Do you think we can make one for Aegean? In the days when Aegean was competing with Olympic,their slogan was "Civilisation!" meant as a dig against OA and its notorious less-than-perfect on time performance. They used to schedule...

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by gzm
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 15226

Re: Origin of Airline Names

You forgot Olympic (Onassis Likes Your Money Paid In Cash).
Do you think we can make one for Aegean?

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by gzm
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 15226

Re: Origin of Airline Names

You forgot TAROM so I get to write something: Transporturille Aeriene ROMane and TAP: Transportes Aereos Portugueses.

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by gzm
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78231

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Does anybody know the history of the company Ocean Infinity? Do they have one at all, or is it a new partnership? Nothing on their website about previous jobs (did I miss it?). Google doesn't turn up anything but equipment purchases and puff closely related to this story. They don't own or manage t...

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by gzm
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78231

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

Let's wait for the outcome of this search and then we will revert. Suddenly, out of the blue, they have clues so let's give them (the researchers) some time. Perhaps I am influenced,after all,by those YouTube videos that appeared shortly afterwards and predicted just that...

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by gzm
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78231

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I do not want to quote a specific poster but do you guys really believe that if they find something it might not have been planted there on purpose or that they didn't have all the time in the world to do so? I guess this one is more complicated than some people think... They will never let us know ...

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by gzm
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?
Replies: 118
Views: 20855

Re: Has Greece disappeared as a transatlantic destination?

It was the hangar of Olympic airlines,or to put it differently,the official hangar of the airport,necessary and obligatory for its very operation. Aegean will not operate transcontinental services for various reasons,one of them being the lack of such infrastructure,not the lack of equipment. As you...

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by gzm
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing B-720 - question
Replies: 23
Views: 5123

Re: Boeing B-720 - question

When I flew Swissair from Zurich to Geneva on Dec 26,1982,the aircraft (DC-10) had exactly the same problem. I never figured out whether it was serious or not, the only thing I know it all started with a sudden deceleration of speed; I was looking out of the window and for a few moments it seemed as...

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by gzm
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 33841

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

    CobaltScar wrote:
    Anything that gets that ugly lord of the rings dwarf-looking thing with the creepy smile off the tail is a improvement.

    Why don't they try putting Sweet Chastity for a change? Can anyone draw a graphic design? Make it look a little decadent, if you know what I mean.

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    by gzm
    Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:58 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Air Canada A321 Livery Mistake?
    Replies: 18
    Views: 9157

    Re: Air Canada A321 Livery Mistake?

    767333ER wrote:
    The mask appears to be more curvy and come to a point at the bottom. It looks interesting and looks to me to be an experiment or a mistake.
    How can it be a mistake when it puts everything in place and makes the whole livery look better? It is like the Gioconda smile - the stroke of a genius...

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    by gzm
    Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:09 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action
    Replies: 100
    Views: 28515

    Re: Ryanair cabin crew told to sell more scratchcards or face disciplinary action

    Revlon-Yves-Avon-Neutrogena-Air should redefine their business strategy from scratch. Ouch!

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    by gzm
    Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:24 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: B747 Classic Search
    Replies: 12
    Views: 2893

    Re: B747 Classic Search

    It is most odd...boarding is done through the first door,why through door number four?That was very incognito.The other important thing is that those stickers read: "Official Airline M.1972" and Swissair had no business to have such stickers on their 747s. Only Lufthansa. Perhaps somebody ...

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    by gzm
    Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:17 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
    Replies: 686
    Views: 183597

    Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

    Very good designs indeed,Wow,but have you noticed they have a futuristic element that goes back to the sixties?

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    by gzm
    Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:57 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
    Replies: 686
    Views: 183597

    Re: Istanbul New Airport, Latest Pictures

    I can see that tower getting serious stick and no doubt a rude nickname. ;) It is an honor to be the first to comment: Its shape and posture look like E.T. It also reminds me of those covers of Isaac Asimov's novels. What do they mean? That it is so space-age like a base on the Moon? "The futu...

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    by gzm
    Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:36 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: AA's new branding
    Replies: 116
    Views: 21013

    Re: AA's new branding

    Could somebody please make a graphic design putting the new eagle on the tail? After all,it has the shape of one. Make it on a 777 tail,it should fit better as it is slender and should require few changes. Thanks in anticipation!

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    by gzm
    Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:26 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
    Replies: 107
    Views: 22340

    Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

    The 'cockpit mask' could have been inspired by the old Continental 'Golden Jet' livery on their B720s. Now that's a plane.... ;) Could have...but do you see where the "roundel" is? Under the mask. Even Air France had their own there. It would have looked nice on the engines perhaps. But n...

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    by gzm
    Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:52 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
    Replies: 107
    Views: 22340

    Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

    Delta's looks more professional, like a modern American painting of abstract art. Air Canada's gives the impression that somebody sat at the computer and experimented. Austere livery and a mask don't mix well, me thinks...

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    by gzm
    Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:05 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
    Replies: 107
    Views: 22340

    Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

    It's so black and white like the Titanic-it depends what image they have tried to convey. The unecessary mask makes it appear rather sneaky,however. And why is the red leaf under the windows? Because it won't stand well near the mask. Me thinks they have failed, looks like Nok Airlines without the b...

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    by gzm
    Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:21 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Why doesn't Russia make larger planes?
    Replies: 66
    Views: 15213

    Re: Why don't russia make larger planes any more

    The AN-225 was developed for a quasi-military purpose at a time when money was no hindrance and efficiency and dispatch reliability hardly featured in the requirement. It is capable of moving very large items, but it is not at all efficient at doing it (especially with six engines). From what I und...

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    by gzm
    Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:47 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: ATH - North American Routes
    Replies: 116
    Views: 17813

    Re: ATH - North American Routes

    Olympic A340s also were packed on the ATH-JFK route,you know.This does not mean they were making money,this is another matter and somebody could care to explain it to all of us,grass roots...

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    by gzm
    Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:54 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: ATH - North American Routes
    Replies: 116
    Views: 17813

    Re: ATH - North American Routes

    ATH-MAN-BOS was planned around 1999 by Speedwing (our English managers) with the intention of hurting the interests of another airline which belonged to a different Alliance than BA and they intended to use Olympic for that purpose.For example BA belongs to Oneworld and their target was AC (if I rem...

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    by gzm
    Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:28 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: ATH - North American Routes
    Replies: 116
    Views: 17813

    Re: ATH - North American Routes

    Olympic flew to New York for 43 years,from 1966 to 2009 and they managed to break even only twice. Olympic was the national airline and fulfilled another purpose. They couldn't achieve profitability by using 747s nor by flying A340s.They wouldn't even if they had used 767-200ERs either. There is no ...

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    by gzm
    Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:49 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Helicopter carrying wedding party lands in prison in Bangladesh
    Replies: 7
    Views: 3295

    Re: Helicopter carrying wedding party lands in prison in Bangladesh

    I think that was the "dress rehearsal". It happened in Greece some years ago (2009). The prisoner managed to escape and the pilot was under the threat of a gun. Beautiful helicopter by the way. The next day a newspaper published a picture of an airport screen that showed the departures and...

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    by gzm
    Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:47 pm
    Forum: Site Related
    Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
    Replies: 417
    Views: 228249

    Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

    Please do me a favor: go to photo no #4496353 (Boeing 747-123 SF) where I managed to load four identical comments. Could you erase three of them? I tried using the cancel button, I tried to erase the text,to no avail. I am sorry. How is it done by the way?

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    by gzm
    Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:10 pm
    Forum: Site Related
    Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
    Replies: 417
    Views: 228249

    Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

    An easy one: How do we reply in comments under photos? I can see no reply or comment "button". Thanks.

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    by gzm
    Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:19 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face
    Replies: 71
    Views: 11891

    Re: French airport worker punches British EasyJet passenger in the face

    Boeing778X wrote:
    How do you say "Drag-You-Out Airlines" in French? ;)

    1. AIR emmener-toi-de-FORCE
    or/ou
    2. UX-OUSTE airlines

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    by gzm
    Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:48 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: First El Al 787 painted
    Replies: 49
    Views: 7695

    Re: First El Al 787 painted

    berari wrote:
    The livery reminds me of hospital bed blankets.

    It is a little "Up Up and Away" but better than Air Canada. An' that's for sure!

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    by gzm
    Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:45 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing
    Replies: 55
    Views: 21836

    Re: Air India (A320) crew forgets to retract landing gear, does emergency landing

    There is no data to prove spike in such incidents since privatization talks began, which is hardly two months old. AI has had its share of incidents over the past couple of decades, and to think that the AI cockpit crew will forget to pull up LG due to privatization issues is laughable! You are rig...

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    by gzm
    Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:34 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Kenya Airways B737-800 ground collision at JKIA
    Replies: 11
    Views: 4653

    Re: Kenya Airways B737-800 ground collision at JKIA

    Perhaps they should start redesigning those tow-truck cabins so as to have rounded and padded edges. Of course,whether it scrapes or bends the surface, the damage is the same. This should take a month to repair and what amazes me is that it happened "amidships": the truck barely missed the...

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    by gzm
    Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:07 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN
    Replies: 28
    Views: 7124

    Re: SVA 787 circling +2 hours over MAN

    You mean they could not just dump fuel and had to circle for so long? I know that was the case with older aircraft types such as the Boeing 737-200 but the 787?

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    by gzm
    Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:05 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
    Replies: 53
    Views: 21328

    Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

    Yes,but when the tug will take ten minutes to come, one could say "thanks, I can do it myself"! Now, watch how a Lockheed Constellation could reverse and back-up upon landing. It is in the middle of the film (series "Great Planes"),between 21.25 and 22.25. http://www.youtube.com/...

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    by gzm
    Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:59 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up
    Replies: 53
    Views: 21328

    Re: Wow watch this 757 use reverse thrust to back up

    Back in 1986 I had to wait five hours at ATL waiting for a flight to New Orleans.There was so much traffic that there was no time to wait for push back vehicles.Planes had to depart say,at 17:01,17:03,17:04 in order to keep their turn for take off sequence.Power back was their only choice to achieve...

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    by gzm
    Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:05 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
    Replies: 71
    Views: 12896

    Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

    Exactly.I agree. What people would like to see is dream-like words, so I looked up yesterday the names of Australian cities or towns with E as initial and I found six only: Esk, Echuca, Exmouth, Esperance, Emerald, Eden. If we leave the first three out and use them in the Pan Am "Clipper" ...

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    by gzm
    Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:27 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
    Replies: 71
    Views: 12896

    Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

    I have made a list of more suitable names for a fleet of B787 Dreamliners which,I think,make more sense.I hope you like them: Enterprise....VH-ZNA____Evolution......VH-ZNE_____Expectation....VH-ZNI_____Enthusiasm.....VH-ZNM____Electra.......VH-ZNQ. Endeavor.....VH-ZNB____Euphoria......VH-ZNF_____.Eq...

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    by gzm
    Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:39 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
    Replies: 71
    Views: 12896

    Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

    Qantas press release Alan Joyce has said they had that many worthwhile names suggested that they could rename the entire fleet of 208 aircraft Qantas have 208 aircraft? Wow! Can somebody produce a complete fleet list? They had so many good names to choose from and they picked those instead? It remi...

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    by gzm
    Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:14 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
    Replies: 91
    Views: 24671

    Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

    You are right.It would make more sense if the former Pan Am employees had formed a cultural society and had bought all of them together a real 747-121 before the scrap man had time to dismantle it, just like the Olympic Airways folks have done years ago.For the last three years they have been holdin...

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    by gzm
    Sun May 14, 2017 8:50 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?
    Replies: 36
    Views: 10288

    Re: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?

    IMO, two of the most beautiful jetliners of that era were the Northwest Orient 720B and the Delta Convair 880. If you write in Search: "Boeing 720-051B" you will see a lot of them. The Taiwanese 720-051B Is now on display in a hangar. They know what a treasure they have. On the contrary, ...

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    by gzm
    Fri May 12, 2017 6:48 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?
    Replies: 36
    Views: 10288

    Re: Boeing 720 - why were they retired?

    Me,too! Olympic airways SX-DBK in October 1975. I was 15 years old. The 720B accelerated rapidly,had a relatively short take off run, and gained altitude in a spectacular way. What a performance! What an airplane!

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    by gzm
    Wed May 10, 2017 7:24 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech
    Replies: 71
    Views: 12582

    Re: QF CEO gets pie in the face during speech

    Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWmH5FFgX44
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    You know, sometimes at the greek version of airliners we are inclined to a round of pie fighting but it is strictly forbidden by the... authorities!
    Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWmH5FFgX44

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    by gzm
    Tue May 09, 2017 4:28 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR
    Replies: 55
    Views: 22278

    Re: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR

    Anyway, I can't believe nobody's made the "Wow, the wheels are really falling off at UA right now!" joke. :lol: In early 1987 as a Malev TU-154 was taking off from ATH, a wheel fell off as the undercarriage folded. You know,TU-154s had six-wheel bogies like B777s. The wheel bounced off th...

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    by gzm
    Sat May 06, 2017 3:36 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Remnants Of International Airports.
    Replies: 75
    Views: 16543

    Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

    How about Floyd Bennett Field with its star-like runways in Southeast Brooklyn near JFK. Originally opened in 1931, now it has a helicopter base for the NY Police Dept and a museum. Interestingly, the Concorde G-BOAD was moved there from 2006 to 2008. I visited the site in 2008 (after the Concorde w...

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