And remember everything is in Kilometers, not miles. Actually we have some weird hybrid metric/imperial thing going on at the mo. Things are sold in metric but speed and distance are imperial. So you could drive 2 miles at 30mph to buy 2L of Cola. (Not that anyone would go through that effort for c...Jump to post
Is it not just common sense to have insurance on place before any trip to cover such possibilities? No matter where you are going.Jump to post
Nothing against the fire department they do a great job. But in the few more minutes it might take for them to arrive. Airports should just install a giant sprinkler system along the runway and turn that on at the push of a button when this happens. How many crashes in the past few years have resul...Jump to post
I just find it interesting they weren’t incorporated into the design initially back in 1995. The 747-400 was designed before the 777 and it had them. I’m no aeronautical engineer, but it surprises me the wing tips on the original -200s and -300s were just plain. I may be wrong, but it may be to do ...Jump to post
I joined Mensa last year. It may sound big headed to mention it but I tend to keep myself to myself and live a private life so I don't drone about it at all, even though I was very proud of myself to receive the results letter and the invite to join. Was the invite letter signed by SpyHunter??? ;) ...Jump to post
Considier the possibility that maybe this is not an E170 or E190 but because of the 2x2 seat configuration a prank made by Interjet on one of their S100 to kind of hurt Aeromexico ever since they have been in serious financial problems for the past few years or so. Eh? I'm sure airlines have better...Jump to post
My word, that's an incredibly ugly and claustrophobic office. $100k spent on it? I think the contractors took him for a ride (maybe literally considering what we now know about his... social habits)Jump to post
The use of the word "snowflake".
It's everywhere, it's annoying and seems to be a cop-out remark when you don't have a real come back. Seems to be much more of a United States thing though.
I've had Only You by Yazoo on my Amazon Music "Eighties Greaties" playlist, getting some serious play.
It's been a persistent ear worm after it was used on a tele ad here and I'm trying to get it out of my system.
The lawsuit says Giordano “became sick, suffered a panic attack and suffered great emotional distress, extreme fear, horror, mental shock, mental anguish and psychological trauma” due to the situation, according to Cox Media. Blimey! I think this young lady must have a very low threshold if an admi...Jump to post
StrikerXMF wrote:If the have the same functionality called "nose diving" ? Then yes, they will be grounded.
Tarkowski's Solaris ( 1972 ) Das Millionenspiel ( 1970 ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Millionenspiel better description: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Millionenspiel based on a story written by Robert Sheckley that was also taken as base for a US movie: The Running Man ( 1987 ) 2001 right ...Jump to post
hmmm... think about your question. You are asking if experienced pilots confused the throttles with the yoke/rudder? Don't be a condensing prick. It's a valid question for someone possibly not in the know. After all, the speed and heading inputs on the 767 glare shield are three digit numerical inp...Jump to post
Good news re Andy Hill's acquittal. Again I think this was sabotage, of the altimeter, which I suspect was reading about 300ft too high. Not difficult to do and not easy to pick up, especially as the Hunter doesn't have a radar altimeter, at any rate I didn't see one last time I was in a Hunter coc...Jump to post
I know QF have managed to make the current spec 789 work on their Perth to London flights, but I wonder if they'll be interested in this increase to make margins a bit more comfortable. Especially if it's just paperwork changes to increase MTOW.Jump to post
ABEguy wrote:Honestly I could see it being quite useful for some business type who can squeeze in a meeting in Manhattan and one in LA in the same business day now because of the huge time savings avoiding traffic
Nah. -much more fuselage drag over single deck -who would want it? -single deck is much simpler construction, and will lend itself to a freight version later on. -airport infrastructure needed for two decks. -if Airbus wanted to NEO the A380, they would have, theres just no market. -A350/777/787 siz...Jump to post
Mrs. Blueberrywheats and I don't go all out over top. I'll cook a fancy dinner after work tomorrow, crack open some wine and send the kid to bed. But to be honest, that routine is near enough a weekly occurrence in our house when my work allows me to come home in time to cook. So Valentine's day goe...Jump to post
I love my fancy Fiesta! Well... it used to be fancy. It's a UK model 2013 Titanium and has served me faithfully without a problem for thousands upon thousands of miles and plenty of long trips. https://blogmedia.dealerfire.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/258/2017/03/fiesta-blue-candy_O.jpgJump to post
Well this does show how low some of BA's altitudes have reached and no wonder why they're in the trash re service standards. Michael Not condoning the actions but what effect does this have on service? I suspect none, and you can find similar people in any airline/industry and not effect service. &...Jump to post
2. Engine failure due to over-heating. Really? As in, the turbojet engine just overheated, steam coming out of the radiator, pilot had to pull over and put a bit of water in, let it cool, before he moved on? Overheating? Really? It's not a piston engine. SJOtoLIR was only quoting something read els...Jump to post
You should use "quite" more often. I'm quite sure it can catch on and enter the regular day to day lexicon.
After that we really must start replacing all those letter U's that you've discarded from words in our quite lovely language.
It's about time. I never had a pleasant experience on the aircraft. It was always extremely loud . Not to mention we never landed in London we always got there and then turned around. Good riddance. For crying out loud, it's a (almost) 80 years old aircraft. Of course it's not going to be as quiet,...Jump to post
You might be getting a knock on the door soon from some friendly law enforcement officials with a thread title like that.Jump to post
I like how different that new Virgin ship shown above looks, it's certainly a bold design, but looking at all the other new ships in the pipeline I just feel that the ship's are becoming far too large and ugly. It'll be horrendous when a couple of ships pull up to a small island and dump such large ...Jump to post
How easily do the fuel cut off switches move? I imagine there's some sort of safety on them, like having to lift them to move or something. But they are just below the throttles, so I wondered if there was any chance that they could have been accidentally manipulated. Surely it's not that easy, but ...Jump to post
spartanmjf wrote:That isn't an unveiling - it is Lady Thatcher's reaction to the "World Tails"
Hope it isn't a hoax, but the original tweet seems to be have been deleted. Thatcher's been long gone...is time they resurrected the World Tails...I thought it was great. Not knocking their current livery..but WT was cool IMHO. I thought the world tails were fantastic. I would hope for retro liverie...Jump to post
Lucky it was only from Menorca. Imagine sitting on the floor for the 9 hour drag from Orlando or somewhere else further afield.
Of course, it's still unlucky to board an aircraft and it turns out your actual physical seats have missed boarding.