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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH bids farewell to Caracas 17 JUN
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: LH bids farewell to Caracas 17 JUN

Very sad.
But not surprising.
Venezuela is (not so slowly) being killed by incompetence and corruption. I am sorry for the people.

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why was the MD80 series popular?
Replies: 29
Views: 10186

Re: Why was the MD80 series popular?

Hello, long time reader of these forums and I've never seen this topic brought up. It's my understanding that the MD series was based on reworking the DC9, but I've always wondered why airlines bought it when it was seemed to be commercially disadvantaged to the B737 and A320 it was up against from...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ and ERJ performance in very cold weather
Replies: 24
Views: 4797

Re: CRJ and ERJ performance in very cold weather

Ah yes, those props are horrible in the winter. No wonder airlines like Air Inuit, Wideroe, and other cold climate airlines don't operate them. :roll: Absolutely! :D sadly though stereotypes tend to stuck to aeroplanes, as they do to most stuff.. Here in Italy we had the first ATR accident way back...

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by oldannyboy
Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan Seeks To Cancel A350 Order
Replies: 39
Views: 20340

Re: Sri Lankan Seeks To Cancel A350 Order

Ohh I am sorry about this... I really like UL I flew them recently between FCO and CMB (FCO has meanwhile been suspended I think....). They offer a very good, solid and graceful product. On the way back I treated myself to a highly discounted business class ticket... the lounge and onboard experienc...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS May Keep VX as Separate Brand
Replies: 58
Views: 8164

Re: AS May Keep VX as Separate Brand

As an outsider, and armchair CEO, I see this merger as a difficult one for the very many reasons listed above.. different corporate cultures, different mission, different markets, different fleets, different pay-scales... even different customer-base.. there's a ton of good reasons why the two compa...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran - Boeing deal 100plus a/c
Replies: 155
Views: 35205

Re: Iran - Boeing deal 100plus a/c

:ugeek: I have heard from a very reputable source that the only Boeing product they will buy is the 757 :lol: Boeing is willing to move the production line & tooling to Tehran :lol: Aside from the 757, they are ordering brand-new IL-96s, TU-204s and the SSJ for regional routes. And used 346s jus...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Mine's Longer Than Yours"-- DIA/DEN's 16R/34L
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: "Mine's Longer Than Yours"-- DIA/DEN's 16R/34L

Yet many of the flights are still weight restricted. Sometimes airlines pay 20 to get off a E170 on hot days here. Has more to do with wheel rotational speed. If you had a 40,000 foot long runway, the wheels still can only go so fast. :-) size matters guys... length is key to ..err.. mmm... success...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Condor ever replace their 767's?
Replies: 12
Views: 2677

Re: Will Condor ever replace their 767's?

I now I am digressing.... but.... Personally I wish Condor to one day, once again, become a proper independent "entity", with their own proper livery and market strategy. The new heart livery of the group doesn't do justice to a proud name and heritage. It is as cheap as they get. It's goo...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slovak Government Receive A319
Replies: 19
Views: 3639

Re: RE: Slovak Government Receive A319

They were the last operator of Soviet types in Europe. The two YAK 40s are also going. Just too too bad the sleek TU-154, and the two lovely YAK-40s are gone... I frankly preferred the old colours. They stood out more and appeared very "proper". These colours are nice but a bit too flashy...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Difference Between EU, US & Chinese Airbuses
Replies: 1
Views: 1444

Re: The Difference Between EU, US & Chinese Airbuses

Do the US and Chinese assembled Airbuses differ in any way than the European ones? Do they contain more locally-made components from their respective countries of assembly than the European birds? And what are Airbus' export plans for their US and Chinese assembled aircraft? ..although I was taught...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-200SUD Expensive Conversion?
Replies: 24
Views: 6798

Re: Boeing 747-200SUD Expensive Conversion?

I am almost certain I flew a 747-100SUD on JL from Frankfurt to TYO all the way back in 1991... at least I do remember reading the safety card and wondering what a -SUD 747 was... I was pretty surprised as I remember being absolutely sure I was about to board a -300.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EU lifts ban on Iran Air, Lion Air
Replies: 15
Views: 4156

Re: EU lifts ban on Iran Air, Lion Air

Iran Air was never really banned. Iran Air A300-600's and A310-300's operate daily schedules to the EU. Only our 747's and A320's were banned. And it was about bloody time they did! Iran Air technical department is probably one of the very best out there, for obviously evident reasons. I would LOVE...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines play their own custom soundtrack for boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 67
Views: 12621

Re: What airlines play their own custom soundtrack for boarding/deplaning?

Hey, maybe it's because I like instrumental music a lot, but I've heard some really good stuff at times... on airlines like TK, MH and EK for instance.. I vividly remember a lovely theme played by MH during boarding and take off during the '90s. That was great. I also remember a rather "funny&q...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines play their own custom soundtrack for boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 67
Views: 12621

Re: What airlines play their own custom soundtrack for boarding/deplaning?

https://youtu.be/hN8Nivmu5DM


Wow! This is really excellent. Beautiful music. Relaxing, groovy, sophisticated, catchy... Well done!
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Putnik wrote:
Air Serbia produced its own soundtrack, finding inspiration in Serbian tradition and combining elements of popular, modern and electronic sounds. Not bad, I'd say.

https://youtu.be/hN8Nivmu5DM


Wow! This is really excellent. Beautiful music. Relaxing, groovy, sophisticated, catchy... Well done!

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines play their own custom soundtrack for boarding/deplaning?
Replies: 67
Views: 12621

Re: What airlines play their own custom soundtrack for boarding/deplaning?

Here a few more: OS plays waltzes, TP plays fado, IB plays only Spanish pop music (and Spanish carols during the holiday season) and FR used to play annoying (FR-style) adds over and over again. Well, regarding FR... actually no.. I've had some really nice cabin music played during boarding sometim...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 33291

Re: New Site.

..sorry..still can't... ?.. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2073152/3.jpg Sign in where the red arrow points. Then click on the iamge to which the arrow points (or no image on your case). There will be a dropdown menu. Go to settings and upload a profile photo. Scroll down and click save. Hi ai...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 33291

Re: New Site.

..sorry..still can't... ?..

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 33291

Re: New Site.

Thanks mate, I will give it a go. Grazie mille.

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 291493

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

This redesign is a mega-disaster folks... Let's just be honest. And the absolutely overwhelming huge amount of negative comments just proves this. You've gone for such a radical re-design for really no reason. I mean, I can see the technical reasons behind the idea, but there was no need to touch th...

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by oldannyboy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 33291

Re: New Site.

Day two on the new site. And still passionately hating it. No offence to anybody meant, but this redesign is just awful. Something should be done about the size of the pages, the bland (or otherwise "absence" of) colours, the number of posts you can visualize in one page, the search functi...

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Muzzles The Barking Dog
Replies: 59
Views: 14878

Re: Airbus Muzzles The Barking Dog

..bit off topic maybe.. but the barking dog on the A3XX is nothing to worry pax I think.. how about the noise the BAe 146 makes while deploying its flaps? Now, in this case I do have seen more than one worried face over the years! :o

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by oldannyboy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 33291

Re: New Site.

Hello guys.. First post here. Just decided to register after almost twenty years as an "external visitor", visiting the forums and photo pages multiple times every day. I LOVED the old site, and I miss it already. The new site just doesn't cut it for me , sorry. What a HUUUUGE disappointme...

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