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by s.p.a.s.
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN And TAM Unify
Replies: 97
Views: 22760

RE: LAN And TAM Unify

Hideous... Many years in the waiting and they come up with this .. such a waste of time and money. Much better if they just rebranded TAM as LAN Brazil and changed the livery to the one used by ABSA Cargo: <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/AB...

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by s.p.a.s.
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff
Replies: 37
Views: 18986

RE: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff

A textbook CAT 1 approach and landing  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>  <i...

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by s.p.a.s.
Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?
Replies: 27
Views: 15954

RE: Transaero B747 Gets "Tiger" Special Livery?

In a world of eurowhite, give me some colour anytime.

AeroSur was from Bolivia, btw

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by s.p.a.s.
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pilot Watches: Useful Or A Status Symbol?
Replies: 86
Views: 12839

RE: Pilot Watches: Useful Or A Status Symbol?

Whiz wheels are good for currency exchange rates  <img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/silly.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> Being an airline pilot, I wear no watch since a long time, plane has plenty of them, and while not working I have my ...

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by s.p.a.s.
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alitalia Livery: This Thursday 4 June!
Replies: 235
Views: 47563

RE: New Alitalia Livery: This Thursday 4 June!

It is not bad but not excellent either. What bothers me is the Alitalia name under the windows. This is a bad place for it IMHO, jetways and loading equipment (lower cargo door) will cover/hide the name. The name should have been placed above or on the windows line, and a bit bigger too.. then we wo...

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest Fedex 767
Replies: 30
Views: 9887

RE: Latest Fedex 767

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/HPRamper" class="quote" target="_blank">HPRamper</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>From what I've heard, they will not. <ac...

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest Fedex 767
Replies: 30
Views: 9887

RE: Latest Fedex 767

I used to fly this bird on her previous operator. Do you know if the leased planes will have the new flight deck avionics installed?

Cheers!

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by s.p.a.s.
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaga´s Airport Code AGP - Why?
Replies: 15
Views: 11248

RE: Malaga´s Airport Code AGP - Why?

With the opening of the new Quito airport it inherited the IATA code of the former Mariscal Sucre airport, <acronym title="OLD: Quito - Mariscal Sucre (UIO / SEQU) (closed), Ecuador AND CURRENT: Quito - Mariscal Sucre / Tababela (UIO / SEQM), Ecuador">UIO</acronym>. The ICAO code changed, though. II...

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by s.p.a.s.
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Cargo / Atlas Air 747-400F New Livery
Replies: 34
Views: 8492

Etihad Cargo / Atlas Air 747-400F New Livery

 <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/bigthumbsup.gif" width="33" height="15" border="0"/>   <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/bigthumbsup.gif" width="33" height="15" border="0"/>  That is the image I saw ea...

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by s.p.a.s.
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Cargo / Atlas Air 747-400F New Livery
Replies: 34
Views: 8492

Etihad Cargo / Atlas Air 747-400F New Livery

Vielen Dank NA!

Much appreciated!

Cheers

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by s.p.a.s.
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Cargo / Atlas Air 747-400F New Livery
Replies: 34
Views: 8492

Etihad Cargo / Atlas Air 747-400F New Livery

Hello,

Recently I saw a small and not so good photo of what seemed to be an Atlas Air B744F sporting the new Etihad colours and Etihad Cargo tittles. So far I was unble to see a better image. Any confirmation on this? Any chance to get the registration of this bird?

It looks smart!

TIA

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by s.p.a.s.
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM Still Interested In The A380
Replies: 50
Views: 18687

RE: TAM Still Interested In The A380

TAM never merged with LAN. LAN bought TAM, plain and simple, and saved the Brazilian airline for a sad end (bankcrupcy) wich would happen sooner or later. I don't see them ordering the A380 either, they are reducing capacity by planning the phase-out of the 77W fleet 2016 (IIRC) onwards, so no chanc...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any 747Sp´s Preserved In Museum?
Replies: 5
Views: 6009

RE: Any 747Sp´s Preserved In Museum?

IIRC there is one 747SP preserved in a museum at Tehran, do not know if it is open for visits, though.

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul Presents Special A330 Livery
Replies: 38
Views: 21728

RE: Azul Presents Special A330 Livery

Maybe unknow to the majority of the people, the marketing director of Azul, Mr. Gianfranco Beting, is personaly responsible for the majority of the special schemes Azul has today. Besides that he is an avid spotter and aviation photographer/enthusiast, since many many years, and also well know in th...

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Last 767-300ER?
Replies: 46
Views: 25993

RE: The Last 767-300ER?

Being on the pointy end of a 767 for two years I can only vouch about how great this machine is. Great plane to fly, feels rock solid, has a quite respectable range (depending on payload) but is on the eight to nine hours flight time market that it excells. Not too big, not too small. Very easy oper...

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by s.p.a.s.
Wed May 07, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latam Will Spend 12.2 Billions In 166 New Planes
Replies: 7
Views: 4937

RE: Latam Will Spend 12.2 Billions In 166 New Planes

Bunumuring, A couple of years ago, while deciding on a new freighter, the B747-800F was one of the options, but, eventually, the B777F was selected instead. On the current cargo market outlook, I think it is unlikely that LATAM will order any 747s for the cargo companies (LAN Cargo, ABSA, MasAir, et...

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 15: Longest Fifth Freedom Flights In The World
Replies: 63
Views: 26504

RE: Top 15: Longest Fifth Freedom Flights In The World

Great thread! Thanks for the research and time to make this nice studies. One question, back in the day Pan American, and later <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, had round-the-world flights, I guess they had 5th Freedom rights on all legs, and the flights operated with the same fl...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sat Apr 05, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul Mulls Boeing/Airbus Order
Replies: 42
Views: 13325

RE: Azul Mulls Boeing/Airbus Order

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>Does Azul have more than 1-class? </i></font></td></tr></table> They do not offer a two class service per se, but on the Embraer fleet (not sure if also on ...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 2852
Views: 59899

RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>It's not looking like it. They've been repainting aircraft for over a year now and there still aren't any repainted 757s. That's pretty telling as to <acron...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Painted Aircraft Part 1
Replies: 2852
Views: 59899

RE: New AA Painted Aircraft - Part 4

I am sure this was already asked and aswered at least twice in the previous posts, but, any chance to see a 757 with the new scheme?

Cheers

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by s.p.a.s.
Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN Pilot Arrested With Cocaine At LAX
Replies: 37
Views: 20570

RE: LAN Pilot Arrested With Cocaine At LAX

And this is the second case in a while. A couple of weeks ago another LAN pilot (actually a LAN Colombia Cargo pilot) was caught with drugs upon arriving in Miami.

Nice way to throw away a nice carreer and, more importantly, their own lifes. Morons.

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by s.p.a.s.
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: World Cup Brazil 2014 - 1,500 Extra Flights
Replies: 25
Views: 6360

RE: World Cup Brazil 2014 - 1,500 Extra Flights

Do yourself a favor and do not come to Brazil, it will be a waste of time and money.

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by s.p.a.s.
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad To South America
Replies: 16
Views: 6583

RE: Etihad To South America

AUH-<acronym title="Santiago - Arturo Merino Benitez (Pudahuel) (SCL / SCEL), Chile">SCL</acronym> is almost 8000Nm long. I doubt they can make this flight work, based on economics, with their current fleet, or any aircraft type, for what it matters. Perhaps they can do <acronym title="Abu Dhabi - (...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Royal Brunei 787 (photo)
Replies: 42
Views: 24542

RE: 1st Royal Brunei 787 (photo)

Funny is the registration...

I guess they are already antecipating a lot of DeLAys with the 787

About the colours, well, another nice scheme bites the dust.

Cheers

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by s.p.a.s.
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting In IST And Milan Greater Area Airports
Replies: 5
Views: 6433

RE: Spotting In IST And Milan Greater Area Airports

Hi An225, By chance I just arrived from a spotting trip which included, among others, <acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MXP / LIMC), Italy">MXP</acronym> and <acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (IST / LTBA), Turkey">IST</acronym>. My impressions: --LIMC/<acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MX...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sun May 26, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAL Set To Land In Sao Paulo Via LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 14173

RE: PAL Set To Land In Sao Paulo Via LAX

They could have routed this flight via <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym>. <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> is already served from <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos Internationa...

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by s.p.a.s.
Fri May 24, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st 787-9 Foward Fuselage Arrives In Everett
Replies: 22
Views: 12742

RE: 1st 787-9 Foward Fuselage Arrives In Everett

Thanks Rotating14! I will be visiting <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> between 9 and 12/JUN, guess there is zero chance it will be ready for rollout. Bad timming...  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smi...

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by s.p.a.s.
Fri May 24, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st 787-9 Foward Fuselage Arrives In Everett
Replies: 22
Views: 12742

RE: 1st 787-9 Foward Fuselage Arrives In Everett

Another question, any chance this one will/could be painted with ANZ colours already?

[Edited 2013-05-24 08:59:40]

[Edited 2013-05-24 09:00:00]

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by s.p.a.s.
Fri May 24, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st 787-9 Foward Fuselage Arrives In Everett
Replies: 22
Views: 12742

RE: 1st 787-9 Foward Fuselage Arrives In Everett

Any bets for when the roll out will be? First flight?

Impressive plane

Cheers
RS

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by s.p.a.s.
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did AA Operate The 747-200?
Replies: 21
Views: 10808

RE: Did AA Operate The 747-200?

Nice discussion going on.

Now I wonder if when originally ordered, this 747s were really needed or AA placed the order to make part of the "I operate the 747" badnwagon.

Whas really such capacity needed at the time?

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by s.p.a.s.
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did AA Operate The 747-200?
Replies: 21
Views: 10808

RE: Did AA Operate The 747-200?

Thanks for the informative answers so far, folks

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by s.p.a.s.
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great New Livery For Azal Azerbaijan Airlines
Replies: 50
Views: 17812

Great New Livery For Azal Azerbaijan Airlines

The colours are very nice..

But they could have changed the font for the titles.. What font is that? Times New Roman?

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by s.p.a.s.
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did AA Operate The 747-200?
Replies: 21
Views: 10808

Did AA Operate The 747-200?

G'day, Trying to settle some doubt straight, did ever American Airlines operate the 747-200? According to the airfleets site, it did, during six months more or less, back in the mid 80's. Apparently it was a leased machine from World Airways (N749WA, c/n 20653) but I did not find any image of it at ...

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SDU 02R Approach
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

RE: SDU 02R Approach

As far as I know, a couple of A319s and B737s

[Edited 2013-02-19 09:23:17]

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SDU 02R Approach
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

RE: SDU 02R Approach

Hi Modesto... There a couple of approaches to <acronym title="Rio de Janeiro - Santos Dumont (SDU / SBRJ), Brazil">SDU</acronym> 02R, but only one is a pure RNAV approach and with RNP 0.10 accuracy (RNAV/RNP Z RWY 02R). This is a special use approach and for the time being, and IIRC, only <acronym t...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)
Replies: 62
Views: 23425

RE: First Look At TK New Crew Uniforms. (Pic)

The models (real flight attendants?) do not seem overly impressed by their looks...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 727 – 1963-2013 - 50 Years In The Air
Replies: 73
Views: 16344

RE: Boeing 727 – 1963-2013 - 50 Years In The Air

I have fond memories on the 727... Back in the day I was an youngster we used to travel a lot and I made many flights on <acronym title="Varig Brasil and Varig (Brazil)">RG</acronym>, <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym> (QD back then) and <acronym title="Shandong Airlines (Chi...

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by s.p.a.s.
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: [REQ] Scandinavian Countries Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3757

RE: [REQ] Scandinavian Countries Advice

Hello Eskil Many thanks for the detailed descriptions you gave for the three airports. If I decide to go to <acronym title="Stockholm - Arlanda (ARN / ESSA), Sweden">ARN</acronym>, I will have a car available. It seems like a tricky airport, but, as far as could judge from the photos on the database...

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by s.p.a.s.
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: [REQ] Scandinavian Countries Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3757

RE: [REQ] Scandinavian Countries Advice

Hi Anders,

Thanks for the advice. Will take a look into the links you provided.

How is the weather around June, mostly?

Cheers
RS

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by s.p.a.s.
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: [REQ] Scandinavian Countries Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3757

[REQ] Scandinavian Countries Advice

Hi, Let me first mention that I used the search function, but have not found what I was looking for. I am in the process of planning my next vacation trips and it will include <acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) (IST / LTBA), Turkey">IST</acronym>, one or two centre European cities and als...

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by s.p.a.s.
Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!
Replies: 268
Views: 64322

RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Sorry, is that American Airlines or Cubana de Aviación?

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ-787's Etops Rating At Risk Due To Batteries?
Replies: 86
Views: 27554

RE: WSJ-787's Etops Rating At Risk Due To Batteries?

KC135, According to the FCOM, Vol 2, page 6.20.4: Battery Power The airplane has two primary batteries; main and APU. The main battery power switch is located on the overhead electrical panel. The APU battery functions automatically, and has no power switch. Operating indications for the main and AP...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?
Replies: 78
Views: 35804

RE: Copa, The 4 Longest 737 Flights In The World?

GIG (22°48'32"S 43°14'37"W) <acronym title="Santo Domingo (- Las Americas International / Jose Francisco Pena Gomez) (SDQ / MDSD), Dominican Republic">SDQ</acronym> (18°25'47"N 69°40'08"W) 2911 nm <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym> (23°2...

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 767 Thread
Replies: 142
Views: 21165

RE: The 767 Thread

Having upgraded from the Embraer 190/195 to the B763 recently, I can only vouch that is indeed a very nice plane, albeit one or two generations behind the Embraer, avionics wise. But besides that, is almost like comparing apples and oranges in terms of performance, cockpit comfort, joy to fly and ma...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here (Part 3)
Replies: 209
Views: 3686

RE: Report The Bugs Here (Part 3)

Hi Paul, I had the same error 9MMPD is having. Trying to upload an image (having 15 slots available) and getting the "Maximum number of photos in queue reached" message back. I erased the cookies and started a new browser (firefox) session, but to no avail. Could you please investigate? <acronym tit...

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 New Orders - Why?
Replies: 43
Views: 33696

RE: Boeing 767 New Orders - Why?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i> And winglets aren't certified for the 767 freighter which accounts for most recent 767 deliveries. </i></font></td></tr></table> Not certified on freighter...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Announces Sao Paulo
Replies: 35
Views: 15210

RE: Etihad Announces Sao Paulo

I understand the flights will operate on a daily basis...

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by s.p.a.s.
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick - Worlds Busiest Single Runway Airport!
Replies: 63
Views: 21639

RE: Gatwick - Worlds Busiest Single Runway Airport!

According to Jeppesen, and they just replicate the official AIP-UK information, <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> has two runways, but with a big remark that 26R/08L is only used when 26L/08R is non-operational. Besides that, the short runway has PAPI, runw...

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by s.p.a.s.
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Story Behind This Aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 15412

RE: Story Behind This Aircraft?

You can make the flight with a twin, provided you adjust the flight route to remain inside the ETOPS circles. Here is the great circle route between JNB and GRU, the dark blue area is the 180min ETOPS no go zone, so taking the route slightly to the north solves the problem. The circles are based on ...

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by s.p.a.s.
Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With A Thai DC10
Replies: 2
Views: 5366

RE: Help With A Thai DC10

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the information.

Cheers

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