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by garpd
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15749

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

As I understand it operators of specified equipment need a training equal more then 2 years in order to use it properly. Would the Russian government put htis in hand of untrained soldiers and not send their own skilled personal? You make a good point and it is an interesting question. Could that b...

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by garpd
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15749

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

seahawk wrote:
How much you believe a NATO led investigation, that is a good question.


What NATO led investigation would that be exactly? Care to divulge?

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by garpd
Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15749

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

.......I often wonder what would have happened if there was an A380 overflying the area that day..... If you mean if an A380 was hit instead, then mostly the same thing would have happened, only there would be twice the body count and a fair bit more wreckage. Russia would still deny any involvemen...

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by garpd
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Y Meal service - why not announce the options to avoid pax having to ask?
Replies: 25
Views: 2534

Re: Y Meal service - why not announce the options to avoid pax having to ask?

No matter how many times they are told, some people will still ask.

How many times have you seen people queuing for boarding, even when told to take a seat and wait? Just for example.

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by garpd
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15749

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

Just two days ago Russia pre-emptively gave "irrefutable" evidence in the form of radar footage that the missile was shot from Ukrainian held territory. Of course this "irrefutable" evidence does directly contradict their earlier "irrefutable" evidence that a fighter h...

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by garpd
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JIT convinced to have Irrefutable proof that MH17 was downed by BUK Missile in rebel controlled location
Replies: 223
Views: 15749

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

Russia will just pull out another photoshopped image and claim it was the Ukrainians, again.

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by garpd
Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9931

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

The 757 is going away. There's no stopping that. Agreed. But that is not the topic of discussion. It was asked if an update to the 757 would be profitable/worth it. Not "is the 757 disappearing?". A.net logic says no. History/experience says it depends on who wants it and how much they wa...

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by garpd
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9931

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

SwissCanuck wrote:
This is quite a bit easier to do on a non-pressurized airframe. You're comparing apples to steak.

And you're missing the point entirely! :roll:

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by garpd
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?
Replies: 74
Views: 9931

Re: Would a complete refit to update the B757 be profitable/worth it?

I have often wondered this myself. Basler Turbo Conversions seem to be making a good penny on converting DC3s into turboprops and extending the fuselage a little. The work they de effectively zeros the airframe time. Conventional A.Net wisdom does not allow for this program to even exist. After all,...

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by garpd
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An airline pilot reveals why the Boeing 757 is truly unique
Replies: 37
Views: 15831

Re: An airline pilot reveals why the Boeing 757 is truly unique

I think people are taking this a little too seriously. It seems to me this was a pilot who is a fan of the 757 and prefers it for that reason. We all have a favourite team, object, etc that we claim is the best. There is no reality to the claim, but you believe it all the same as you are a fan. For ...

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by garpd
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Star Trek TV Series In 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2687

Re: New Star Trek TV Series In 2017

I think who they have will deliver a good series. He has a very good team assembled and on point.

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by garpd
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar
Replies: 113
Views: 37598

Re: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar

You forget the recent finding in Madagascar,my friend.And don't tell me it came from a crippled yacht or flying saucer. It,too,came from MH370 and fits into the group of recent findings.You have to integrate it somehow into your "the-pilot-did-it-all-himself theory, whether you like it or not ...

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by garpd
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar
Replies: 113
Views: 37598

Re: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar

With all due respect, your accolades do not qualify your rampant speculation or conspiracy theories as anything other than just that. There is no evidence of external intervention. There are no plausible reasons or circumstances to support a shoot down event. If you think you have hard, irrefutable,...

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by garpd
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Large Freighter
Replies: 17
Views: 3151

Re: Best Large Freighter

I don't think you can really ever claim one single aircraft to be the best as it's too arbitrary. Like asking what is the best car. Everyone has their own needs. Focusing on order numbers (as is favoured by many here on A.net) is not indicative of this is best either, those numbers are easily skewed...

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by garpd
Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So They Are Making A Movie About Sully
Replies: 145
Views: 26846

Re: So They Are Making A Movie About Sully

I've seen the movie and without posting spoilers I will say that it is pretty good. They have the right mix of attention to detail and not boring average Joe from the minutiae of aviation held my breath. Hanks is at his usual brilliance as Sully and Eckhart is a very go supporting act as Skiles and ...

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by garpd
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Star Trek TV Series In 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2687

Re: New Star Trek TV Series In 2017

It might nicely fit with the Romulan war too, which many people were expecting to kick off during Enterprise. Just a shame Manny Coto only became showrunner in season 4 as he is a diehard Trekkie and took it back to basics with great scripts. Got that season on a shelf behind me as I type this. Agr...

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by garpd
Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar
Replies: 113
Views: 37598

Re: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar

Yeah, any suggestion of external intervention is at the very least laughable. A plane shot down would have been found within a few miles of the last radar return. As the shoot down of MH17 tragically demonstrated, a 777 does not come down in one piece to be easily concealed. I am one to defend the p...

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by garpd
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar
Replies: 113
Views: 37598

Re: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar

Am I the only one who thinks that this flight will forever be a mystery? We have a probable cause, but I highly doubt we'll ever find enough of the aircraft to know for certain what happened.

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by garpd
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates PR move pays off
Replies: 44
Views: 7618

Re: Emirates PR move pays off

Casey was a very average joe, but was lucky enough that his Youtube channel was noticed and picked up enough views and subs to get revenue, he hasn't looked back since. Although his constant flaunting of the good stuff he now enjoys gets on my nerves at times, I still only wish him the very best. I ...

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by garpd
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Star Trek TV Series In 2017
Replies: 22
Views: 2687

Re: New Star Trek TV Series In 2017

I enjoyed ENT. I liked how everything was bigger and more powerful than them.

I'll keep an open mind for this new series. It has a good crew working on it. Delaying it until spring 2017 tells me they are unwilling to rush it. That allow instils confidence in the production.

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by garpd
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WTO rules EU failed to Cut Off Illegal Subsidies to Airbus
Replies: 38
Views: 4216

Re: WTO rules EU failed to Cut Off Illegal Subsidies to Airbus

It's Airbus' turn this year, Boeing's next year and then it all starts again. Same old, same old.

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by garpd
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would it take to start a new US Airline
Replies: 31
Views: 4574

Re: What would it take to start a new US Airline

The airline industry is pretty much saturated to capacity. The best way to make money it it these days in in shares, or to just outright buy an existing company. My experience with start ups is as follows: 99% don't get much further than an initial investor and administrative paperwork. Of those tha...

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by garpd
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN possible Trans Atlantic service
Replies: 34
Views: 7899

Re: WN possible Trans Atlantic service

Couldn't imagine flying Transatlantic on an LCC. It's bad enough with AA's economy class. NEVER again shall I do that!

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by garpd
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017
Replies: 108
Views: 19106

Re: British Airways intends to introduce BOB catering in Jan 2017

M&S food is already overpriced for what it is. You can bet your last penny that the prices on board will be jacked up even further.
But, do you really HAVE to eat on a short flight? I know I don't!

BA scrapping the pre-arrival snack on Transatlantic flights has annoyed me more.

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by garpd
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Livery U-turn
Replies: 73
Views: 13577

RE: Airlines Livery U-turn

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Independence76" class="quote" target="_blank">Independence76</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>The <acronym title="British ...

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by garpd
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1
Replies: 205
Views: 28060

Analyst: 787 Profit Goal Is "unachievable" Part 1

Personally, I believe Boeing are looking at the bigger picture. They have learned a lot through the 787 program. They have technology and knowledge that will help them move on with other programs in the future. On top of that, they have a vast customer base that will need spare and replacement parts...

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by garpd
Mon Feb 08, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 737 At Boeing Field?
Replies: 30
Views: 16346

RE: BA 737 At Boeing Field?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bmibaby737" class="quote" target="_blank">bmibaby737</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>You'll find that is the future <acrony...

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by garpd
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 737 At Boeing Field?
Replies: 30
Views: 16346

BA 737 At Boeing Field?

The Museum of Flight just put up a video featuring what I think is a 738 taking off from Boeing field. Is anyone aware of what it was doing there and if it is indeed an 800? I thought <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> were retiring their 737 fleet? Or is this a Comair bird? https://www.f...

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by garpd
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand
Replies: 24
Views: 23245

RE: Possible MH370 Piece Of Wreckage Found In Thailand

Looks like a rocket body part to me. The curve is too wide for an RR engine. And the 777 doesn't feature any part like that on it's fuselage.

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by garpd
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egypt Says No Terrorism In Russian A321 Crash
Replies: 51
Views: 15018

RE: Egypt Says No Terrorism In Russian A321 Crash

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bennett123" class="quote" target="_blank">bennett123</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i>Iirc, Egypt came up with several rea...

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by garpd
Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX Roll-out: Dec 8th 2015
Replies: 202
Views: 41747

RE: Boeing MAX Roll-out: Dec 8th 2015

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/crimsonchin" class="quote" target="_blank">crimsonchin</a> (<a href="#172" class="quote">Reply 172</a>):<br/><i> Yeah those grapes must be might...

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by garpd
Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX Roll-out: Dec 8th 2015
Replies: 202
Views: 41747

RE: Boeing MAX Roll-out: Dec 8th 2015

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KELPkid" class="quote" target="_blank">KELPkid</a> (<a href="#170" class="quote">Reply 170</a>):<br/><i>IMHO, Boeing should have tackled the 737...

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by garpd
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX Roll-out: Dec 8th 2015
Replies: 202
Views: 41747

RE: Boeing MAX Roll-out: Dec 8th 2015

Lots of predictable sour grapes and "oh, just another 737" comments. <acronym title="Kingfisher Airlines (India) AND Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> must really stick in some folks craw that Boeing can still compete with the 737. Though I am certain this will be the last 737 revamp. But that'...

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by garpd
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX First Power-on
Replies: 84
Views: 29728

RE: Boeing 737 MAX First Power-on

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/columba" class="quote" target="_blank">columba</a> (<a href="#81" class="quote">Reply 81</a>):<br/><i>Although being a huge Boeing and 737 fan -...

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by garpd
Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 2
Replies: 339
Views: 88001

RE: Kolavia A321 Crashes In Sinai / Egypt - Part 2

No impact scarring. Wings level on impact. Extreme corners torn off and also showing vertical and little to not lateral travel. Tells me this thing was in a flat spin and broke apart before impact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enb4soLA2Tw This was no dive. This looks like a stall and stall induce...

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by garpd
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AW-609 Crashed In Italy
Replies: 9
Views: 18972

RE: AW-609 Crashed In Italy

Witnesses ALWAYS say the plane was in flames before the crash. Lets wait for the official reports.

Sad to hear about this though  

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by garpd
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Alpha Bravo Missing ...?
Replies: 41
Views: 19803

RE: Concorde Alpha Bravo Missing ...?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/uta999" class="quote" target="_blank">uta999</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>It's being prepared for a London flypast on ...

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by garpd
Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't Allegiant Air Get New Planes?
Replies: 37
Views: 11562

RE: Why Doesn't Allegiant Air Get New Planes?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/717atOGG" class="quote" target="_blank">717atOGG</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>They don't have any planes that the...

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by garpd
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX First Power-on
Replies: 84
Views: 29728

RE: Boeing 737 MAX First Power-on

Lot of sour grapes here. It must really stick in peoples craw that the 737 can continue to compete successfully. At the end of the day airlines don't give a hoot how old a products lineage is. All they care for is cold hard numbers and cold hard cash in their pockets. The 737 delivers that. So it co...

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by garpd
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ A330-300 Nose Gear Collapses At Changi
Replies: 50
Views: 31889

RE: SQ A330-300 Nose Gear Collapses At Changi

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SInGAPORE_AIR" class="quote" target="_blank">SInGAPORE_AIR</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>It looks like the nosewhee has s...

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by garpd
Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Omen? Boeing Loses Out To Chinese Jet Maker
Replies: 24
Views: 14677

RE: Bad Omen? Boeing Loses Out To Chinese Jet Maker

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ammad" class="quote" target="_blank">Ammad</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> A non-Chinese airline will replace its B...

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by garpd
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX L/N 5602 - Final Assembly
Replies: 57
Views: 16342

RE: Boeing 737 MAX L/N 5602 - Final Assembly

I'm just thrilled that the veteran nose of the 737 that aches "aviation experience" to me is still going strong. Who would have through that an aircraft nose designed back in the 50s would still be used in newbuilds 60 plus years on! (Yes, rivet counters, I know there are a few modifications).

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by garpd
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA227 - LHR-ATL August 31st
Replies: 5
Views: 3842

RE: BA227 - LHR-ATL August 31st

For the record, it was G-VIIE

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by garpd
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA227 - LHR-ATL August 31st
Replies: 5
Views: 3842

RE: BA227 - LHR-ATL August 31st

Cheers Winterlight.... never thought of that!

777X, Starlionblue: Thanks, I was aware it's a 772 or 772ER I was looking to find out what ship exactly.

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by garpd
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA227 - LHR-ATL August 31st
Replies: 5
Views: 3842

BA227 - LHR-ATL August 31st

Can anyone tell me what 777 is due to operate BA227 on August 31?
I'm off to Atlanta for a wee holiday and would like to know what ship I have a good chance of getting.

Cheers.

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by garpd
Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI & Loganair Merge To Create New Airline
Replies: 21
Views: 9650

RE: BMI & Loganair Merge To Create New Airline

Well, I learned something!

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by garpd
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI & Loganair Merge To Create New Airline
Replies: 21
Views: 9650

RE: BMI & Loganair Merge To Create New Airline

Hold on a tick. I thought <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> Regional was dead, once <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> merged into <acronym title="Brit...

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by garpd
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clint Eastwood To Make New US1549 Movie W/ Hanks
Replies: 45
Views: 18201

RE: Clint Eastwood To Make New US1549 Movie W/ Hanks

Loved flight. It was a fantastic story of an alcoholic slowly coming to terms with what his habits have cost him.
I think anyone who hates it or calls it depressing may have missed the point. It wasn't an aviation movie.

[Edited 2015-06-28 02:38:11]

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by garpd
Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daily Mail Ranks Cabin Crew Uniforms Worldwide
Replies: 28
Views: 21056

RE: Daily Mail Ranks Cabin Crew Uniforms Worldwide

The Daily Mail does not reflect reality. This seems nothing more than a list of who paid the most money to be featured Personally, my favourite uniform in the industry is that of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. It is understated, elegant and oozes integrity and trust.<br><br>[Edited 2...

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by garpd
Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Incident In BOI- Wing Evacuation
Replies: 44
Views: 11055

RE: Allegiant Incident In BOI- Wing Evacuation

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kann123air" class="quote" target="_blank">kann123air</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>It's real easy to say that. If I sme...

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