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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Haven't seen this mentioned, but Swedish Lapland will get a new route next year. Eurowings will fly Cologne/Bonn-Arvidsjaur once a week from 2020-01-17 to 2020-03-16. EW5596 CGN0905 – 1155AJR 32A 5 EW5597 AJR1355 – 1645CGN 32A 1 Source: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284720/eurowi...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: best camera to buy
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: best camera to buy

If those are your only issues with your current camera, howabout a 7D mkII?

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by Bostrom
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Have you ever taken the train from Copenhagen to Aalborg? If you take the Lyntog (the fastest train operating in Denmark) it takes 4 hours and 52 minutes which is a long journey for such a small country. I've only been to Ålborg once and that was by car. But I'm aware that the train there is pretty...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

How is MMX performing as far as finances go? Are they profitable? I don't know, when it was run by Luftfartsverket (The Civil Aviation Administration) it was profitable. But I don't know how it has performed since it was handed over to Swedavia since it seems like they don't publish the figures for...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

We've slowly begun. A few weeks ago a new 250 kph high-speed line opened, except it's not fully operational yet and we don't have any trains going faster than 180 kph. It's a part of the new link between Copenhagen and Hamburg, which also includes a new tunnel under Fehmarn Belt. The full new high-...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 3011

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

OSL-KKN, domestic flight within the same time zone that flies over Finland.

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by Bostrom
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Blerg wrote:
How is the tax affecting Malmo? I guess for them it's the easiest to cross into Denmark to catch a cheaper flight


That has pretty much been the case since the Öresund bridge opened. From Malmö central station it is 20 minutes by train to CPH or 40 minutes by bus to MMX.

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by Bostrom
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

davidjohnson6 wrote:
Has flygskam spread in the Nordic area beyond just Sweden to a significant degree ?


I have the impression that it has spread a bit in Norway.

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by Bostrom
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

I don't want to be rude to my Swedish neighbours, but they've always been a bit extreme on the "PC-scale" compared to the rest of us :D Well, you do have a point. The political debate in Sweden can be a bit extreme at times. But, to derail the thread a bit, I wish you would to something a...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 195048

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

This is something I had not expected: Japan urges UK to avoid no-deal Brexit. Foreign minister Taro Kono has asked both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to avoid a no deal.

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does anyone know when SK's OSL base will receive its first A320NEO? Those awful 737s can't be gone soon enough, especially the older ones which feel tired and worn. With CPH and ARN both receiving new aircraft, it does feel like the Norwegian market is being neglected somewhat by SAS management. It...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Oykie wrote:
Thank you for keep us updated on delivery and retirements! Much appreciated. SAS has a very good line up now, with airplanes. Much simpler, than the good old days.


Much simpler, and probably a lot better. But I have to admit that a part of me misses the fleet diversity they had 10 years ago…

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS' first A350 has been photographed. https://twitter.com/gandtea/status/1143766471430066176 Interesting! Thanks for sharing! SAS has hintet that it will come in a new livery... They have, so I posted it in the SAS livery thread as well. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144040

Re: SAS new livery?

https://twitter.com/gandtea/status/1143766471430066176
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If there is a new livery planned, it seems like there will not be any major changes. At least not to the tail. https://twitter.com/gandtea/status/1143766471430066176

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Since midsummer there are no regular flights at Jönköping any more, but they will return in August. With no competition from BRA, Air Leap will try the Jönköping-Stockholm route again. The route will be moved from BMA to ARN and downsized from a Fokker 50 to a Saab 340.

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 12977

Re: F50 Questions

Maybe I should try to fly the Fokker 50 one more time in the near future. The type still flies in Sweden, not too far from the Netherlands. Your chances have just increased. Amapola flyg has just been awarded three PSO-routes that, starting in October, will be flown by F50s. Hemavan – Kramfors – Ar...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

New operators of the Swedish PSO-routes have been announced. The 11 routes have been merged into 7 routes, some with stopovers. Starting in October this year, the routes will be flown by: Amapola Flyg: Hemavan – Kramfors – Arlanda Vilhelmina – Lycksele – Arlanda Torsby – Hagfors – Arlanda Jonair: Pa...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 195048

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

And the six months extension is just down to six weeks. Again. Three months of Conservative party internal politics. Two months holidays One month of boris guffawing Two weeks blaming the EU And before this extension Tusk asked the UK not to waste it. It will be interesting to see what happens in O...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor
Replies: 15
Views: 4051

Re: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor

Makes sense. I guess that as the helicopter becomes heavier, this benefit becomes less relevant because the necessary length of the 2 blades becomes too impractical. That's probably why most 2-blades machines are small ones. The Huey family is special though because some of its members are quite he...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor
Replies: 15
Views: 4051

Re: Benefits of a 2 blade rotor

What are the benefits of a 2 blade rotor such as used, for example, on the Bell UH-1/204/205/212/etc, other than being cheaper and producing the iconic "Hollywood helicopter" sound? A rotor blade operates in the wake turbulence of the preceding rotor blade, which reduces efficiency. The m...

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by Bostrom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7582

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

According to another forum, the first A350 will be used between OSL, ARN and CPH in November and December.

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7582

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

Thank god they mention service to Canada with the A321LR!!! Also yes YUL-CPH is more likely for the 3rd A321LR while the other two could be for YYZ-ARN or YYZ-OSL with the last one being for a destination in the middle east or India. https://www.sasgroup.net/en/sas-expands-its-fleet-leases-three-a3...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7582

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

I'm surprised they aren't adding YYZ from ARN or OSL, AC covers CPH but still, SA should consider adding some Canadian destinations with them being part of *A. I'm certain the A321LR is for YYZ! I wouldn't be surprised if SAS uses at least one of the A321LRs for ARN-YYZ or OSL-YYZ. SAS could certai...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 2231

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

I'm surprised none of the companies have thought of a large battery pack that you can strap your back or hip with a short cable running to the mower. This would provide for long run times ideal for landscaping services. Husqvarna has a range of electric gardening equipment, including a battery back...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes
Replies: 27
Views: 7582

Re: SAS announces first Airbus A350-900 routes

unitedewr737 wrote:
That pic looks like blue engines and new flag design on nose, new livery?


It certainly looks like an updated livery at least. Interesting.

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

They have not said anything about what will happen with the remaining 7 A340s, after LN-RKP leaves within a month and the A350s start arriving. While it in the start w can be held as back-up, the A350s are intended to replace the A340s. However, while nothing concrete or final, SAS has previously s...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 195048

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

scbriml wrote:
sabenapilot wrote:
or is BoJo going to beg for more time too once he's PM? At least Gove said he would, so I wouldnt be surprised BoJo will too...
Oh dear!


He says not. But then, given he's 95% bluster and buffoonery...


Given his track record, does anyone trust anything he says?

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

JCCLAG wrote:
They don’t say anything what will happen with the 340 it replaces? Will they take it off or try out something new?


SAS and the A340? The spare A340, LN-RKP, will leave the fleet when the new A330 arrives. I assume the A340 it replaces will become the new spare long haul plane.

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 12977

Re: F50 Questions

Maybe I should try to fly the Fokker 50 one more time in the near future. The type still flies in Sweden, not too far from the Netherlands. BRA (Braathens regional airlines) has four, all in service, flying more or less daily to some destinations. I used to fly them from HAD when Skyways was still ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Youtuber sentenced to prison for prank on homeless man.
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Youtuber sentenced to prison for prank on homeless man.

A Spanish youtuber who tricked a homeless man into eating bisquits filled with tooth paste has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. In addition he has also been banned from having any social media account for five years and ordered to pay €20,000 to his victim. YouTube star who humiliated homeless...

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Someone83 wrote:
«Old» photo as it has even been painted


You're right, I didn't check the date of the photo. It looks a lot better with paint!

ImageF-WWCE by Luc Verkoyen, on Flickr

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by Bostrom
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SAS' new A330 has flown.

Imageairbus A330-300 SAS Scandinavian Airlines (MSN 1928), Futur SE-REH (F-WWCE) by lucas slow, on Flickr

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by Bostrom
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 7251

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

In the USA, almost all science and medical measurements are in the metric system. Oddly, most soda in stores is sold in 'metric' containers (mainly 500 ml, 1 L, 2L, but almost everything else is in 'imperial' measurements. Some manufactured goods, as imports or for export, use metric measurements, ...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Maybe someone here can assist me a bit. I've been going through flights I've been on in the last few years. In June 2013 I flew a short flight from Hamburg to Copenhagen with SAS. I found the old confirmation email and it says I was on the CRJ-900, a jet. However I so vividly remember it being a pr...

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by Bostrom
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System
Replies: 101
Views: 7251

Re: Tucker Carlson Bogeyman du Jour: the Metric System

I've said it before; I'll say it again: There are two kinds of countries: Those that use the metric system and those that have landed men on the moon. I've said it before; I'll say it again: There are two kinds of countries: Those that use the metric system and those that have spent $330 millions o...

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by Bostrom
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Maybe someone here can assist me a bit. I've been going through flights I've been on in the last few years. In June 2013 I flew a short flight from Hamburg to Copenhagen with SAS. I found the old confirmation email and it says I was on the CRJ-900, a jet. However I so vividly remember it being a pr...

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by Bostrom
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight
Replies: 30
Views: 5842

Re: SAS scraps on board duty free to save weight

From Flightglobal: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/sas-scraps-on-board-duty-free-to-cut-aircraft-weight-458684/ Good news me thinks. I hope my bedside airlines do the same ASAP. Anyway in my (limited, intraeuropean) experience, on-board duty-free is almost irrelevant. In most of the flig...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 31, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Umeå is after all a slightly larger town than Skellefteå. But it's hard to come up with potential routes, maybe KLM could try it?

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by Bostrom
Fri May 31, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 734
Views: 206702

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Braathens appears to be cancelling, as the rumors noted earlier in this thread indicated. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-05-17/braathens-regional-looking-expand-atr-fleet-drops-a220s Radical. I remember they used to operate a significant 737 fleet.. But seems to make sen...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 31, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau
Replies: 3167
Views: 195048

Re: Brexit part 6: Encore un moment Monsieur le Bourreau

The British population are happy to be voting for radical communists who condone terrorism at the moment. The chances of the Tory party voting for someone who has competence over confidence are zero. We should expect the worst and be let down even more by a Donald trump character. There seems to be...

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by Bostrom
Thu May 30, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 20220

Re: EU elections

The Finnish seats:

Coalition party (EPP): 3 MEPs
True Finns (ECR): 2 MEPs
Green Legue (Greens/EFA): 2 MEPs
Social democrats (S&D): 2 MEPs
Centre party (ALDE): 2 MEPs
Left party (GUE/NGL): 1 MEP
Swedish People's party (ALDE): 1 MEP

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by Bostrom
Thu May 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU elections
Replies: 362
Views: 20220

Re: EU elections

The Swedish votes are almost counted, and the biggest losers are the Feminists that went from 5.5% to 0.77%. Results: Moderate party (EPP): 16,87% (13,69%), 4 MEPs (+1) Christian Democrats (EPP): 8,62% (5,95%), 2 MEPs (+1) Centre party (ALDE): 10,80% (6,47%), 2 MEPs (+1) Liberals (ALDE): 4,13% (9,96...

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by Bostrom
Thu May 30, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The planned expansion of the terminal at UME has been put on hold due to declining passenger numbers.

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by Bostrom
Thu May 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

cityairline wrote:
SAS were suppose to announce the new routes for the A321Neos during this spring, weren’t they? Does anyone know how that’s going...?


Where have you heard that? So far they haven't even announced where the A350s will fly, so I don't think they are in a hurry to announce A321LR routes.

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by Bostrom
Thu May 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

BRA has been announced as the first operator at Scandinavian Mountain airport with routes to: Stockholm/Bromma, Göteborg, Malmö, Ängelholm og Växjö. So far only DEC to end MAR and during the ski-season and only with 1-2x weekly flights from each city They also have an IATA code now, SCR , and an op...

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by Bostrom
Tue May 21, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transportation of Formula 1 race cars
Replies: 11
Views: 1551

Re: Transportation of Formula 1 race cars

I just had this discussion with a friend of mine about the whole Formula 1 circus. It strikes down in a different part of the world for every race. No doubt the way to get the race cars and all of it's equipment and staff from one place to another is by plane, but how exactly does that work? Do the...

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by Bostrom
Tue May 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 8708

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

DC-9-21. A short body with the large wings and engines from the -41. Developed specifically for SAS to be used on shorter airfields, especially in Norway. Was known locally as the Porsche of Santa Monica. Freaking awesome, I always wondered why it seemed the 20 series was skipped, never understood ...

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by Bostrom
Sat May 18, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Does Arlanda really need 4 or 5 runways. I find the airport so strange. It doesn't have that many flights and already has three runways. It's the same with terminals. They have T5 which is decent, then they have T2 which is tiny and terrible and then the domestic T3 and T4. Is there no way to merge...

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by Bostrom
Fri May 17, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 269862

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The future of ARN is causing tension in the Swedish government. The social democrats want to expand Arlanda and make it the biggest airport in the nordics, including the construction of a 4th runway and preparations for a 5th. Their coalition partner, the greens, are not too fond of the plans. Link ...

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