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by gzm
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery
Replies: 48
Views: 10211

Re: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery

Nice job,Rusjet! And if you look real close on the tail, just in the middle of the cloud there is a figure on a horse standing out: Saint George and the dragon. It is bold isn't it? They made it their own.

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by gzm
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery
Replies: 48
Views: 10211

Re: Coulson Flying Tankers 733 in fake Boeing House Colours Livery

Another detail: behind the front door it says: "Fireliner" after "Dreamliner". Many years ago,when the A300 had orders from the Japanese airline TOA Domestic, the company asked that its new aircraft be painted in the Airbus House Colours. The factory complied and in one of their ...

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by gzm
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 8968

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

You write like a poet,you know Some lines need work Need I mention which? But you have it baby, so share with us The rainbow of your inspiration... Amsterdam is quite a dame Never been there, only in transit, But I will fly forever KLM The airline Of those surprising Dutch! (Btw who said that Hainan...

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by gzm
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 8968

Re: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?

"Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" -a phrase generally attributed to Oscar Wilde although it is older. Or,as AirFrance would say: " La beaute est dans les yeux de celui qui regarde". --Now,guys, have you seen lately the livery of Hainan Airlines? Oh my GAWD it is as the sayi...

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by gzm
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 34932

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

You are right. That's their purpose. "We are just as good". But then, airlines have been doing that since the 1950s.

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by gzm
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 11000

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

This is William Shatner, isn't he? "beam me up, Scotty!"
By the way,you are right, Full Moon at 12:53am Eastern time.

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by gzm
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta
Replies: 68
Views: 11000

Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

This is nothing compared to what happened in an episode of the "Flying Nun": the guest star was on "Up Up and Away" airlines and for some reason she decided to see him off in her own special way. So,as he was looking out of the window he saw her waving goodby to him and of course...

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by gzm
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?
Replies: 55
Views: 14967

Re: How does the MD-80 climb better than pretty much every other aircraft?

Don't forget the take off performance of the Boeing 720B. The MD-80 must be close second in a sweat! Speaking of myself I have flown a DC-9-50 and I could feel it was climbing fast. But it could not compare to the power of the 720B and its rate of climb. It was something different.

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by gzm
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 71828

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Exactly, and as the manager of a well-known, highly successful, no-frills airline has put it mildly: "It is a glorified bus operation!" Or,they should try Pam Ann Airlines: "We don't make the same mistake more than two times...well,make it three...perhaps four... no more than five!&qu...

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by gzm
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 71828

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Now is the best time to narrate an incident that happened many years ago,in 1970. My uncle and a friend of his decided to go to Madagascar on business and when he returned to Greece after two years he had many stories to relate. They flew on Air France and returned on Alitalia or the other way aroun...

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by gzm
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Let's repeat something: is there a conclusive explanation how the SatCom was re-activated? Was that the most curious thing about MH370? What do the experts say? What is their best guess? Let's resume our conversation.

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by gzm
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Getting the rest of the radar data could help clarify this and then be used to recalculate the final leg distance. Why is Malaysia still hiding this data? Shame on them! Malaysia is not a superpower. They are not at war. Are their capabilities that good that they need to be kept secret? I really do...

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by gzm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Exactly. I get the meaning. It was such a golden opportunity for them to do their drills that they should be grateful for their luck...

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by gzm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

I am glad you are saying that. It is like playing the roulette: it is a no-win situation...and the more you lose,the more you want to play. Those people at Ocean Infinity were on a mission to map the ocean floor for some reason and were certainly paid for their work,they were not gambling or doing ...

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by gzm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 250
Views: 20152

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

ATH Hellinikon (LGAT) never had any bridges until it was closed in 2001. I remember doing a 1990's GRU-ATH in a TAP L-1011 with stopovers in GIG, LIS and OPO. Good times :) Just good? You mean Glorious! Hellinikon was in its heyday in the eighties when many flights were operated by wide bodies. In ...

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by gzm
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

I am glad you are saying that. It is like playing the roulette: it is a no-win situation...and the more you lose,the more you want to play. Those people at Ocean Infinity were on a mission to map the ocean floor for some reason and were certainly paid for their work,they were not gambling or doing a...

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by gzm
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA
Replies: 233
Views: 52406

Re: LH A340 damaged by pushback tug fire at FRA

With regards to repairing this aircraft, LH has rebuilt a write-off before. In the mid/late 70s D-ABYU (freighter) went off the runway at HKG Kai Tak. The engines were ripped off and the E and E compartment was crushed by the nosewheel folding back. The maindeck floor was also damaged by the nose b...

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by gzm
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked
Replies: 30
Views: 11517

Re: Pictures of Swazi King's A340 leaked

Guys I don't know why you don't like it. The bedroom is fabulous! I especially like the way those armchairs are fitted in the decor. One would imagine that the door opens and Cinderella steps in....

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by gzm
Thu May 31, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 34251

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

The will modify it. Just as TWA did with their new livery after 1974, when they had to fill in the outline of the letters TRANS WORLD because it was necessary. I believe after a few months LH will do the same in the circle either with yellow or with white but they will, they will finally admit it. F...

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by gzm
Wed May 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 34251

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

If you search in the Photos under "Lufthansa 737-200" you will see various experimental liveries that were not adopted for one reason or another. So don't worry. The new experimental one won't be adopted either. They are testing the water. But as you will see, they have lost their "pr...

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by gzm
Wed May 30, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 34251

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

If it has to be a two-colour livery, they should try painting the disc white. I am sure the tail will look better from a distance.

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by gzm
Tue May 29, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 34251

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Eiffel tower was impossible to dismantle after that Expo in the late 1800s and that is what caused the outrage. It should be a lot easier to make some alterations in the new livery. After all this livery does not stand out from a distance....

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by gzm
Tue May 29, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

I'm sad. :( I knew the chance was low, but I had hope. There was no chance at all Mr. Moderator. This is Tom Thumb technology. Instead of bread crumbs we have pings and arcs. I don't go on because I will become annoying to some... I want to repeat that the experts who examined the flaperon have con...

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by gzm
Thu May 24, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
I'm just wondering why my posts bringing two new reports were deleted. One was BBC discussing the fact that the ATSB have completely rejected the 60 minutes report. That was (surprise surprise) a theory by some Canadian trying to sell a book.

We are suspecting the same thing...

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by gzm
Tue May 22, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

corroborated fact: Zaharie was an extreme political radical corroborated fact: Zaharie had practiced a nearly identical flight plan to the Southern Ocean on his home flight simulator. corroborated fact: Zaharie was one of the very few people who would have been capable of manipulating the system an...

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by gzm
Mon May 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Found this on the Internet: The theory posited on "60 Minutes" has something in common with previous ones about the fate of MH370,said a skeptical Sara Norton,whose brother died on the plane. They're all guesswork. "Basically it's the same as everything else that's happened with this ...

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by gzm
Sun May 20, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

The plane was ditched carefully,both links attest to that, due to the condition of the flaperon. (One link in reply 288,the other one appeared in November last year). The problem is where that happened. Because people seem to believe that those pieces found their way to Madagascar, Tanzania and Reun...

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by gzm
Sun May 20, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Dood morning, 777Jet I will tell you something from my point of view as a former gate agent: First of all,how many of you have worked at an airport? None,I suspect. Second, after four years I find it natural to have changed my opinion. Some time ago I suspected the reason was technical and now I und...

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by gzm
Sat May 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Quoting 777Jet: Why do you keep denying that some humans will intentionally crash aircraft? What you are implying my dear pen pal is that every experienced,distinguished, career pilot about to take his pension is a potential zombie willing to ruin everything for no good reason. There is no way I can...

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by gzm
Sat May 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)
Replies: 92
Views: 18849

Re: 1st Aircraft in Lufthansa updated Livery. D-ABVM (B744)

Yellow is a good color. If using more of it was too budgety cheapy for a premium image, then why not tint it towards gold. This new look is too much like a legal office that tries hard to appear serious and competent, scared of appearing creative or soulful. No twinkle or sparkle. You are right to ...

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by gzm
Sat May 19, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Accurate or not we know from those 9/11 videos on YouTube what drone planes can do. Have you watched them? They are very illuminating. After Ocean Infinity you cannot go on about South Indian Ocean. They have used all available technology and found nothing. It is a hoax admit it! Or, look at what 77...

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by gzm
Fri May 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 11556

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Qantas/Boeing-747-238B/1401664?qsp=eJwtjcEKwkAMRH%2Bl5KwHUSz0ZkHwVgXxHnYHLdZ2SQK6lP67cfH2eDPMzBSm0fCxa06ghhQs4UErSiz8UmpmeiK/J4nOdOHRWKt6V1e30/rYdl7USazNHkY2HEJAMsS/7yRCfhE0lM27f2wcIOfCtN27j72mgcsGjPuBluULGU4xhg%3D%3D This is one of my best. Among other things I like t...

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by gzm
Fri May 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Quoting 777Jet (Reply 266): ] (Caveat: I haven't seen the new 60 Minutes story yet because I'm in a jungle area in Thailand right now - hoping to visit the Lauda Air 004 crash site - and the link won't work)... Wait a moment, are you serious? We don't go to such places.Haven't you ever heard about &...

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by gzm
Fri May 18, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Nobody will ever give it another try. That was our last chance...don't forget that. Case closed.

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by gzm
Thu May 17, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Gentlemen, a few months ago there was a link to another forum where I found the most interesting thing I have read about this story: that the experts who examined the flaperon have concluded from the damage it sustained and from some tell-tale signs that the aircraft made a controlled ditching and u...

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by gzm
Tue May 15, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

I quote a paragraph at the end of that article: "Ocean Infinity CEO said the company's technology had performed "exceptionally well" and collected "significant amounts of high-quality data".Still, it found no trace of MH 370... Or, as we say in my country,"the operation...

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by gzm
Fri May 11, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

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

You can repeat yourself as much as you like; that is all you have been doing for the last few years with a personal attack for anybody who doesn't agree with your closed minded agenda. And you are so easily baited. I have long wondered, who is funding your poor public relations attempt and smear ca...

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by gzm
Tue May 01, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 8856

Re: N772SW on way to WA

Lost one life in 47 years is quite an impressive record. Are there any other airlines that can even come close to that? and fly as many flights and carry as many pax. The last passenger fatality on Qantas occurred 66 years ago in 1952. It is very very nice to know that but what does it really mean?...

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by gzm
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 104
Views: 10154

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Don't forget the Boeing 720B and its take-off performance. Very aerodynamic indeed! it made me feel I was really airborne.

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by gzm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 15685

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Also kind of reminded me at first glance of this... 0953264 You are right, it gave the picture of a medical prescription with four blue antibiotic pills.And I never understood that "Austrian arrows" idea but now that it is almost over, I can finally say that they have understood it themse...

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by gzm
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Scrapping
Replies: 91
Views: 28785

Re: 787 Scrapping

It would make a beautiful futuristic villa with a grand living room and glass paneling and office in the cockpit. Could somebody use graphic design to show how it could have become if they just had creative imagination? with "Dream)home" titles of course...

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by gzm
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign
Replies: 28
Views: 9334

Re: Singapore Airline's new suites may need redesign

When they were advertising the suites before the introduction of the A380 it gave the impression of total privacy. And the occasional adventurous passenger (perhaps not so occasional) would expect that what he payed for to be totally worth the experience and not just a prudish product. But then,not ...

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by gzm
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?
Replies: 17
Views: 9841

Re: Ilyushin IL-96-400M to be named IL-496, to be made by 2020?

Perhaps if the Russians had the technology to make big-fan engines it would have been less of a failure but for some strange reason they don't have it. Could you make this clear? Why is it so?

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by gzm
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8950

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

This plane looks like a hybrid in my opinion. Nose like a comet, tail like an Electra, rear-mounted engines like a DC-9. triangular windows and last but not least, four-wheel bogies. It should be worthy to have a re-engined one to do some flights...it is in the spirit of aviation.

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by gzm
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What about a reengined Caravelle
Replies: 79
Views: 8950

Re: What about a reengined Caravelle

scbriml wrote:
Good idea.

There are lots of them just laying around waiting desperately for a new lease of life. Oh wait...


I remember seeing this one or a similar one at Pima Air Museum. Were you there by any chance in December 2005?

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by gzm
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 34932

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

You like this flag? A flag should be billowing high and proud,not to mention the other way around! It looks as if a magic carpet bows to let you step on it. Tasteless like servile flattery.

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by gzm
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 34932

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

I will give you an idea: do you remember the old livery of SAA South African Airways? It worked very well on their 747s. You can use similar arrow lines around the cockpit windows in green instead of blue, have the crescent and star near the front door and put the gold artwork on the radome. And lea...

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by gzm
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 34932

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Let me put it this way,as simple as possible: You have three separate elements in a row that do not blend. One-two-three splashes. If you want all three, then you must arrange them in a different way. Let's go to the tail now: Sorry,this is Tunis Air not even Qatar. What else can I say, what is the ...

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by gzm
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

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

2) No. They did not hug the border and they did not follow any waypoints. Please do not get hung up on waypoints - there was a guy on here who went on endlessly about them... right up until the satellite data completely blew that idea out of the water. That guy was "tailskid". He had stud...

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by gzm
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 78239

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

You believe that the plane will be found. So,you must be thinking that it only lost a flapperon upon ditching and that the rest is intact? Can't you see from the nature of the twenty or so pieces found so far only in Madagascar and Reunion (and nowhere else) that it disintegrated totally?

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