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by gzm
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Pan Am EVER fly the Concorde to BTV?
Replies: 74
Views: 8009

Re: Will Pan Am EVER fly the Concorde to BTV?

Quoting keesje (reply 46)

I think it's time Pan Am started looking for a Tu-144 replacement...

Wow,did you make that yourself? Beautiful! Can you make just one more in Olympic colors, Please?
P-L-E-A-S-E ? :shock:

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by gzm
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 71017

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

This thread is a best-seller with the second best attendance in the whole Civil Aviation forum.Why lock it? "If Colisseum falls,Rome will fall". Guys,don't fall into the trap that some people fell in the Greek edition of Airliners. I have seen that before and it has been a disaster.

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by gzm
Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 71017

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

For a mystery to exist,at least three different factors are needed working together,otherwise we would know by now. You can't take one (the pilot) out and say he did it all himself. How do you know without the black boxes? I am sure we have got it all wrong....

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by gzm
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320 - Funny Sound at Departure and Arrival
Replies: 10
Views: 3093

Re: A320 - Funny Sound at Departure and Arrival

By the way,I have a question: sixteen years ago when Olympic had its new A340s, an acquaintance of mine boarded the flight from New York to Athens and as the plane taxied (and taxied) she kept hearing a persistent noise coming from the wheels, as if the plane was dragging along some piece of metal t...

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by gzm
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 71017

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

You know,Carlos,I think we are on the same wavelength.Facts do not add up because they are wrong with a purpose: to cover up and hide the simple truth: there was a catastrophic failure of some sort on the aircraft and the flight ended up somewhere, certainly not in the SIO but somewhere else. I do n...

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by gzm
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does an airline see about you on the computer?
Replies: 66
Views: 13434

Re: What does an airline see about you on the computer?

You have no idea of the level of some airline passengers and the challenges of our profession.When domestic fares are always sold at half-price,"now everyone can fly".I will narate a story that happened eight years ago to amuse you.I was about to start boarding for a flight when a plump se...

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by gzm
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vale Joe Sutter, Father of the 747, 1921-2016
Replies: 60
Views: 7623

Re: Vale Joe Sutter, Father of the 747, 1921-2016

Quoting ikolkyo (reply 22): Every 747 is shedding a tear today... This is a very poetic thing to say. Quoting BUFJACK10 (reply 32): I first flew the 747 from JFK to Athens on an Olympic 742 and fell in love with it... Then it would't surprise you to know that in the fledgling Athens aviation museum,...

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by gzm
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does an airline see about you on the computer?
Replies: 66
Views: 13434

Re: What does an airline see about you on the computer?

Quoting 777Jet (reply 43): There would have been about 80 pax closer to the exit row but they came to us first.The only reason I could think of their picking us out was because a note was in the system in relation to the spill accident on our last flight. You neither mention the aircraft type nor ho...

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by gzm
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does an airline see about you on the computer?
Replies: 66
Views: 13434

Re: What does an airline see about you on the computer?

Boy,you flew into a rage literally,didn't you?wondering what your airline can see on the computer about you...insulting the agent and threatening. What you don't know most of you is that a flight is closed by the Close Out dept., which essentially acts as the check-in supervisor,not by the gate agen...

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by gzm
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 71017

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

Quoting 777Jet (reply 232):

YoungMans is on a long road trip and sends regular e-mails.You wouldn't be surprised where he is

Don't tell me he is on some exotic island collecting artifacts from MH370.This is not necessary,tell him to come back to civilization!

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by gzm
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 71017

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

Quoting 777jet(Reply #71) Gzm is still with us Have you ever worked at the airport? Have you ever talked to airline captains face to face? If you think I can ever believe that an experienced professional with thirty years of experience would ruin his career and reputation like that for no reason, th...

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by gzm
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 71017

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

The reason for the condition of the pieces and the sparsity of finds is that MH370 crashed violently into the sea,like SR111. So,when I read comments like "when the plane is found" I wonder,is there anything to find? Two shattered engines at most,what else? And the reason why readers have ...

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by gzm
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dreadful Liveries
Replies: 74
Views: 11372

Re: Dreadful Liveries

I just love this kind of thread.Let's "bury" them all. First of all,have you noticed how many airline signs just don't look like airline signs at all? Some look like supermarket products,for example Vietnam airlines sign looks like it came from a handkerchief box.The same goes for China ai...

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by gzm
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Where has the conversation gone?
Replies: 33
Views: 3374

Re: Where has the conversation gone?

The same thing has happened in the similar Greek forum.You see,when you stop the function of something so successful in order to re-organize it,when you restart it you understand that its "star" -so to speak- has changed and a new entity is born, the result usually being disappointing. Now...

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by gzm
Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates painters work more than 11 hours a day, everyday ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6789

Re: Emirates painters work more than 11 hours a day, everyday ?

The real question is: does this airplane earn money for Emirates or they keep the fleet just for status and because they can afford it? Otherwise this airplane usually carries around 375 passengers who could comfortably fit into a Boeing 747...the obvious answer being, it doesn't. But they play the ...

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by gzm
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Boeing 100 Special Livery
Replies: 15
Views: 3324

Re: Alaska Airlines Boeing 100 Special Livery

It is one of the better liveries indeed.Nice colors,nice lines,nice friendly smile...he does look like our neighborhood plumber,Napoleon (Napoleon never had it so good).Even the logo is neat unlike the old one where the "k" was kicking the "a".I really like it!

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by gzm
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 33790

Re: New Site.

It looks like a "white cell" in Germany.Something similar happened to the Greek site. Now very few people visit it. The power of the "system" is enormous....

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by gzm
Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up
Replies: 127
Views: 23685

RE: Pasta Pester--AA FA Tells Pax In J To Shut Up

That's what happens when airlines pamper their passengers with their advertisements: "We never forget how important you are", "We never forget you have a choice" (JAL) "We treat you as an honored guest" (JAL again) "Gentle hostess in your sarong kebaya you care for me as only you know how,Singapore ...

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by gzm
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural Part 2
Replies: 85
Views: 11011

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AST1Driver" class="quote" target="_blank">AST1Driver</a> (<a href="#80" class="quote">Reply 80</a>):<br/><i> The A380 was on the ground for 6.30...

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by gzm
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30652

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

Airport business is up to unprecedented factors and unforeseen events. Do you know how more difficult it must have been for the handler of this <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym> flight to use at least eight buses to accommodate those people, not to mention the first- and business-class pas...

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by gzm
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural
Replies: 215
Views: 30652

RE: No Gate For QR755 In ATL Inaugural

Having worked at Athens airport I have to say that I loved it! That's what we call "drills" in Greece! On the other hand, if a jetway had been attached, the passengers would have to walk a long way to passport control wouldn't they? The buses took them exactly to the right entrance, so let's be cool...

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by gzm
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview Of Southwest New Uniforms
Replies: 34
Views: 13963

RE: Preview Of Southwest New Uniforms

It is a nice change nevertheless to see a bold and simple design and not yet another secretary dress...

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by gzm
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preview Of Southwest New Uniforms
Replies: 34
Views: 13963

RE: Preview Of Southwest New Uniforms

At last a proper stewardess uniform. Very Star-Trek, she looks like the female edition of captain Kirk. She also looks better now in general,sure of herself. That's the reason why I liked my female supervisors: how shrewd they were. The chief supervisor at the gate agents liked me because I admitted...

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by gzm
Sun May 01, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another New MH370 Part?
Replies: 320
Views: 44644

RE: Yet Another New MH370 Part? Part2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YoungMans" class="quote" target="_blank">YoungMans</a> (<a href="#57" class="quote">Reply 57</a>):<br/><i> It would be much more believable,I re...

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by gzm
Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777, 787, 797,...and Then?
Replies: 71
Views: 16998

RE: 777, 787, 797,...and Then?

It all reminds me of a song from the sixties: " in the year 2525 if man is still alive if woman can survive they may find......." And on it goes: in the year 3535, in the year 4545, in the year 5555, in the year 6565... It was in the Star Trek era. Don't worry,Boeing will find a solution to the comp...

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by gzm
Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another New MH370 Part?
Replies: 320
Views: 44644

RE: Yet Another New MH370 Part?

You are right.It is the emergency overwing exit. It is a consoling thing to read that some people are sure that the plane will be found. There are such important lessons to be learnt from that case!

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by gzm
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another New MH370 Part?
Replies: 320
Views: 44644

RE: Yet Another New MH370 Part?

There is only one way to find out, gentlemen: You book a seat on a Malaysian Airlines B777 and you will have all the time you need to do your investigation.... By the way, Mr. Warren Platts, do you think that the sparsity of objects from MH370 could mean that the airplane hit the water somewhere els...

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by gzm
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another New MH370 Part?
Replies: 320
Views: 44644

RE: Yet Another New MH370 Part?

Quoting 777 jet (Reply 66) <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>Who actually stated that they believed that the plane would be found in one piece? I don't recall anybody stating that!</i></font...

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by gzm
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another New MH370 Part?
Replies: 320
Views: 44644

RE: Yet Another New MH370 Part?

Try to respect other people's opinion,or prove your own,if you can.
Interestingly, I have never been one of those who thought that the plane would be found in one piece near Australia.....

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by gzm
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another New MH370 Part?
Replies: 320
Views: 44644

RE: Yet Another New MH370 Part?

You remind me those ads of the Greek National Tourist Organization in 2003. For example: Horizon: originally a Greek word.It designates that line towards which you direct yourself during a cruise in the Aegean.Have you ever followed it? To know that, visit your travel agent........................Gr...

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by gzm
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another New MH370 Part?
Replies: 320
Views: 44644

RE: Yet Another New MH370 Part?

A few years ago there was a pilot who got fired from a small Asian airline-I just can't find the article. He was so angry that he wanted to give them a lesson.He got into an ATR 42, took off and for more than twenty minutes he performed the most spectacular acrobatics to show off his flying skills. ...

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by gzm
Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another New MH370 Part?
Replies: 320
Views: 44644

RE: Yet Another New MH370 Part?

More and more pieces will be washed ashore for months and perhaps years. To me it's obvious that the elusive airplane suffered some mechanical failure. We have said before that if the crew had wanted to do something on purpose, they would have made their intentions clear to everyone.It just does not...

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by gzm
Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet Another New MH370 Part?
Replies: 320
Views: 44644

RE: Yet Another New MH370 Part?

Now,are we talking about toilets? Please,this is beside the point...

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by gzm
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique
Replies: 204
Views: 58491

RE: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique

I know a "colleague" from the former Olympic airlines who was a technician and worked at the hangar.Several months ago I asked for his opinion through a similar greek site (which by the way is in deep decline, partly due to the assertiveness of its members) and he told me in a <acronym title="Tropic...

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by gzm
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Very First DC-9 Flight, And Last
Replies: 68
Views: 4782

RE: Your Very First DC-9 Flight, And Last

My first (and last) trip on a DC-9 had two legs: first flight from Charleston,SC to Charlotte,<acronym title="National Jet Systems (Australia) and Northern Air Cargo (USA)">NC</acronym> and last flight from Charlotte,<acronym title="National Jet Systems (Australia) and Northern Air Cargo (USA)">NC</...

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by gzm
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique
Replies: 204
Views: 58491

RE: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique

Are you sure that the skin of the tail is made of honeycomb material? I think it is thin aluminum...

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by gzm
Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Problem With BAC 1-11 Door
Replies: 4
Views: 4592

Problem With BAC 1-11 Door

We have a BAC 1-11 aircraft at the museum in Hellenikon airport (SX-BAR).During a demonstration last week the front door was opened but would not close.We tried today but to no avail.I sprayed into the lever mechanism,I made sure the door lifted properly so that it went correctly in place,took care ...

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by gzm
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Pilots Fired Over Miami Runway Accident
Replies: 103
Views: 32759

RE: QR Pilots Fired Over Miami Runway Accident

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MKEdude" class="quote" target="_blank">MKEdude</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0...

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by gzm
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique
Replies: 204
Views: 58491

RE: News: Possible MH370 Part Found Near Mozambique

It is my amateur opinion that however we look at it, that plane was not meant to be found in one piece off the coast of Australia.....

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by gzm
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RIP Joe Patroni (George Kennedy)
Replies: 35
Views: 11353

RE: RIP Joe Patroni (George Kennedy)

He also had a role in the 1978 film "Death on the Nile". Recommended.

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by gzm
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Stops Accepting Unaccompanied Minors (UMs)
Replies: 120
Views: 17604

RE: BA Stops Accepting Unaccompanied Minors (UMs)

When I was a gate agent at the former Olympic Airlines from 2003-2009 I handled dozens of those little passengers. We considered them just another small challenge (compared to others) in our shifts. UMs boarded first and I noticed that usually the air hostess, when it was a 737 service, put the chil...

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by gzm
Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 LAS
Replies: 125
Views: 26880

RE: BA 777 LAS

I wouldn't sit in those seats as a passenger if I knew what it was all about. Who in this forum would feel comfortable, honestly,after all the fuss they have made recently?

[Edited 2016-02-25 12:21:23]

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by gzm
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 LAS
Replies: 125
Views: 26880

RE: BA 777 LAS

I wouldn't be so sure.We don't know their plans yet. Perhaps it will be repainted in another airline's colours and won't return to BA. Or, it will and will be re-registered. Strange things happen with B777s lately,you know....

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by gzm
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 LAS
Replies: 125
Views: 26880

RE: BA 777 LAS

The repair they have done to the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> plane is nothing compared to the 747 salvage which took place at Athens exactly forty years ago.The TMA jumbo overrun the runway destroying its front underside, and since in those days there was no second-hand market, it ...

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by gzm
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100th 787 Built In Charleston
Replies: 12
Views: 3319

RE: 100th 787 Built In Charleston

Charleston is a grand dame, beautiful mansions, historic district, civil war history, naval museum and so on. More than a Boeing hangar. Remember Scarlet O'Hara? "I,too want to come to Charleston"...

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by gzm
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 737-800 Livery Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Egypt Air 737-800 Livery Question

Here is another example: write "Aeronica" in the search area and the very first picture, a Boeing 727 is a good one.
Perhaps we could expand this thread a little.

[Edited 2016-02-11 21:06:00]

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by gzm
Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes That Never Had A Chance.
Replies: 125
Views: 29682

RE: Planes That Never Had A Chance.

Here is another one that never made it beyond the drawing board which you haven't mentioned: The YS-33.
If you google it you will see it. It was supposed to be like an airbus A320 with a third engine on the tail.

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by gzm
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Air 737-800 Livery Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

Egypt Air 737-800 Livery Question

It is because they want the title EGYPTAIR in the middle between the two logos. If you measure the distance from the tip of the eye in the front logo to the tip of E and the distance from the tip of the R to the tip of the eye on the tail, they are exactly the same.

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by gzm
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Types In Song Lyrics
Replies: 80
Views: 10202

RE: Aircraft Types In Song Lyrics

There was a Greek song in 1973 that had these lyrics:
" on a boat, on a train, on a jumbo jet
going to Hamburg, or to Melbourne, even to Quebec..."

(Jumbo jets were all in fashion in 1973 and Olympic had just taken delivery of its first one).

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by gzm
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daallo Airlines A321 Lands With Hole In Fuselage
Replies: 118
Views: 42253

RE: Daallo Airlines A321 Lands With Hole In Fuselage

I think the window gave out, that's all. When TW 840 happened, that was the pilot's first thought.

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