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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Transat A-310 Routes
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Air Transat A-310 Routes

Realising the opportunities are short, I went down to nearby GLA this early afternoon for a picture. She's officially scheduled on until late March, but I may not have another Saturday off work in that time. YYZ bound as I write. :bigthumbsup: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/whisky110/PSX_202...

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the A380 was designed in 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 1900

Re: If the A380 was designed in 2020

How does it look though if other airports like LHR find out they cannot expand and the role of the VLA is suddenly back in fashion ? With current environmental concerns and lobbying, you have to wonder if the A380 or suchlike may yet have it's day in the sun ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13742

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

MrBren wrote:
So when will LHR be overtook by CDG?


Is the Parisian airport exempt from the Paris Agreement ? That would certainly be ironic ...

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling
Replies: 170
Views: 13742

Re: Environment campaigners win Heathrow runway ruling

So what does 'LON' do now ? Further expansion of another airport, does Heathrow Holdings Ltd go shopping for another option elsewhere ?

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sand storm causes flight delays in Canary Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

Re: Sand storm causes flight delays in Canary Islands

It's a common occurrence there, happened when I was on holiday in Gran Canaria years ago. The sky was an eerie colour and next day a fine layer of sand covered everything.

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34080

Re: British Airways 787-10

gilesdavies wrote:
There's a video regarding the 787-10 delay at BA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlOYbMyArjs


Which really doesn't tell us anything we don't already know.

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 787-10
Replies: 84
Views: 34080

Re: British Airways 787-10

Shoddy interior quality, isn't it? Got a source to back that up? I've heard that said anecdotally several times too. Back in 2013, when BA received their first 787-8, I was invited onboard for some publicity video shots, there was a man on his hands and knees inspecting the fittings and carpets and...

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by JannEejit
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116106

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

The new UK Chancellor is rumoured to be against an APD cut, on which Flybe's survival plans hinged going forward. Another blow for them if true. Yes he's needing all the cash he can round up for HS2, no doubt smarting at the audacity of Flybe's "Faster than rail" slogan and has decided to...

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 59022

Re: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread

Portugal's FC Braga will arrive in Glasgow today ahead of their Thursday Europa League tie against Rangers FC aboard a Hifly A330-200, CS-TQP, returning on Friday aboard A340-300, believed to be 9H-SOL.

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22405

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I'm a 'tall guy' also an amputee. Off comes the prosthetic and hey presto, instant pitch upgrade. Nothing to see here, move along..

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by JannEejit
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis
Replies: 11
Views: 3317

Re: Easyjet & BA cancel flights - Storm Dennis

readytotaxi wrote:
The winds will start to pick up in the Southeast, LHR-LGW around 15:00, gusting 40mph plus and last until at least 22:00. A bumpy ride to be had.


There's already extremely heavy and persistent rain coming down and gusts are getting stronger. (3pm).

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 51023

Re: KLM mulls A321 order

imo KL wants the 737 and if they play it right they can get a very good deal too. Boeing doesn't want to loose KL as a 737 customer for sure. That's how I'm reading it too. But I do wonder how many 'Boeing Loyal' customers will now consider an Airbus subfleet, having had their fingers burned by the...

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde at Memphis - 1979
Replies: 35
Views: 4521

Re: Concorde at Memphis - 1979

Was a Concorde ever actually painted in Braniff livery, or are those pictures (old school) photoshopped advertisements? Just promotional artworks created by design agencies as far as I know. The only 'real' dual livery painted on was the BA/Singapore Airlines effort on G-BOAD. There was of course t...

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19814

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

When Concorde smashed the civil record did it also benefit from fast moving jetstreams ? Did it not traditionally fly higher than those ? The jetstream is much less prevalent at the altitudes that Concorde flew at. The main thing that limited Concorde's cruising speed was kinetic heating of the air...

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 243
Views: 57882

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

A 787-10 in full BOAC colours would be very nice. Landor would be even better Took the words right out of my mouth... kind of, you know what I mean :P Sadly the 100th anniversary is over and it's business as usual now. Even the retro jets that were painted are starting to sport various panels, cowl...

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by JannEejit
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record
Replies: 100
Views: 19814

Re: New York to London - New Subsonic Flight Time Record

So to upsum, the SR-71 holds the fastest record, Concorde the fastest civil aircraft record and the BA 747, the fastest subsonic civil record. When Concorde smashed the civil record did it also benefit from fast moving jetstreams ? Did it not traditionally fly higher than those ?

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19081

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

timeously - did Ciara blow that in from somewhere non-English speaking?? USA, perhaps! :bigthumbsup: It's a Scottish word meaning "to make good time" or "to be on time". :thumbsup: You learn something every day! I was born abd brought up in Scotland and must confess that I never...

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19081

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

sassiciai wrote:
timeously - did Ciara blow that in from somewhere non-English speaking?? USA, perhaps! :bigthumbsup:


It's a Scottish word meaning "to make good time" or "to be on time". :thumbsup:

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19081

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

DrEsteban wrote:
QF10 now on final approach 27L

So it is !

Watching it pass over the Big Jet TV camera and no obvious sign of a tail strike. I defer to the experts of course.

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19081

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

Reports of QF10 tail strike leaving LHR, currently returning to LHR Currently circling Dartford area, this is Yam Dreaming livery 787-9 too. Yep, VH-ZND. Imagine it will have a lot of fuel to get rid of before coming back The Big Jet TV guys are out live streaming all the Heathrow approaches and go...

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19081

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

sharpley wrote:
Reports of QF10 tail strike leaving LHR, currently returning to LHR


Currently circling Dartford area, this is Yam Dreaming livery 787-9 too.

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19081

Re: Storm Clara over Europe - Impact on Aviation

ManiaMuse wrote:
UAE17 A380 had two attempts at Manchester (2nd after holding for quite a while) but now heading back to Europe somewhere.


Bizarrely newly A380 compliant GLA is receiving diverts and has Emirates facilities, staff and lounge available.

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19081

Re: UK storm today

EK25, DXB-GLA made two missed approaches last night as the storm whipped up over Scotland. They diverted to MAN for fuel before returning later in a short weather window.

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by JannEejit
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Storm Ciara over Europe - Impact on Aviation
Replies: 166
Views: 19081

Re: UK storm today

Arion640 wrote:
A BA 747 has flown new york to London in 4 hours and 56 minutes according to flightradar24, likely a new record.


I noted an A380 travelling the Atlantic with a ground speed of 747mph !

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by JannEejit
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Civilian plane as shield
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: Civilian plane as shield

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/syria-n ... ia-2176416
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Funnily enough this just popped up in my Google newsfeed.

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/syria-n ... ia-2176416

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by JannEejit
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retires first 777
Replies: 58
Views: 18168

Re: BA retires first 777

Before retirement BA sent a 767 to AMS and MAD every morning, today they have sent a 777 to TLV (4:15 hour flight), and also a 777 to MAD Those 767's were probably from the sub-fleet that BA had for short-haul flights with a higher density seat config and (I think) adjustable seats towards the fron...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211788

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Meanwhile in the UK, the passengers flown in from Wuhan were put on a normal coach and driven half way across the country. The drivers safety ruled not that important? https://e3.365dm.com/20/01/1600x900/skynews-coronavirus-china-virus_4907452.jpg?bypass-service-worker&20200131152211 When I hea...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211788

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Meanwhile in the UK, the passengers flown in from Wuhan were put on a normal coach and driven half way across the country. The drivers safety ruled not that important? https://e3.365dm.com/20/01/1600x900/skynews-coronavirus-china-virus_4907452.jpg?bypass-service-worker&20200131152211 When I hea...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211788

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Is cargo being affected too ? A friend received an e-mail from Fed Ex the other day saying his package from China was being held back. And I note a couple of eBay purchased items of my own are still in Hong Kong when typically they'd be in the UK by now.

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by JannEejit
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28119

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

I've read and been told by reliable sources the B757 will be around until 2024. They've recently upgraded all the B757 into glass cockpit displays, they've also invested into equipment into most of them. GLSAD, GLSAH and GLSAG maybe going but the rest have had a-lot of money spent on them which mak...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19804

Re: Ariana Afghan crash

OA940 wrote:
Apparently an IL-76 is missing now....


The plot thickens...

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by JannEejit
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19804

Re: Ariana Afghan crash?!

It appears to be JY-JAL, a 31 year old B767 flying the route Kabul-Herat that disappeared from radar at an altitude of 26,000 ft about 13 minutes after take-off. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/jy-jal#23a9d7fa Taliban shootdown? Hello, The airliner you mention appears to belong to anoth...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Jet2 acquiring A321's
Replies: 116
Views: 28119

Re: Is Jet2 acquiring A321's?

Surprised to see their A330's in a comfortable 2-4-2 seat configuration. Its generally been standard for high density 'Holiday' airlines to be configure 3-3-3 ie, Monarch, Dan Air, Trans Aer etc. At only 330'ish seats ... that's a loss of around 30 bums on seats! Is the layout dictated by Jet 2 or ...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115500

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

It was very foggy this morning. Surprised they risked it. Mountain bikers in the Calabasas area are said to have witnessed the craft come down in flames. They are also reported as raising the alarm with the authorities. BBC News are rolling a live tv image (from distance) of a smoking wreckage in w...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115500

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Actually in the UK that is how most would say It. I think most people’s reactions in the UK would first be “who is Kobe Bryant ?” Was he rated to fly the helicopter himself or did he have a pilot on staff? A S76 in IMC is something you would want a professional pilot to be flying. Well I'm in the U...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115500

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

crownvic wrote:
Viper911 wrote:
Per TMZ one of Kobe's daughters was also on board the helicopter.

RIP


Eldest daughter Gigi is reported to have been onboard. They were heading to a tournament in Thousand Oaks CA


Just been mentioned on BBC News as well, 13 years old. Terrible...

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by JannEejit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115500

Re: Kobe Bryant DEAD

BBC News reporting his 13 year old daughter WAS on board.

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by JannEejit
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115500

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

BBC News now running a discussion about his life.

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80857

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 24 January 2020 (weather permitting)

sharpley wrote:
something smoking in the distance


Possibly the commentary duo, trying to keep warm ?

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18980

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

ukoverlander wrote:
I seem to recall the BAe 146 was marketed as the Whisperjet.


Apparently George Michael was going to buy one for touring and call it the 'Careless Whisperjet'...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 11011

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

jrfspa320 wrote:
Belfast....technically UK


Not even 'technically'. Belfast is very much still part of "The UK". And does nightstopping actually count as "based" ?

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by JannEejit
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164767

Re: Flights to/from Wuhan (WUH) Suspended

(Attempts to keep within aviation theme) It's been reported here in Scotland that several Chinese nationals believed to be students recently arrived, have been admitted to hospitals in Glasgow and Edinburgh for testing under suspicion of showing symptoms of said virus. I guess if true then that's a ...

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by JannEejit
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14882

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

For a carrier named Air Greenland , the all-red scheme seems quite contradictory. Besides, it goes against the current "green" mantra. :mrgreen: The red has been the livery for Air Greenland for quite a while. The flag of Greenland is red and white. No doubt goes back to the early settler...

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by JannEejit
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Protests in Glasgow
Replies: 17
Views: 1010

Re: Protests in Glasgow

Perhaps the SNP constant demands for another independence referendum has more to do with distracting the population attention away from the terrible way that the SNP are running the Scottish government . Income tax in Scotland higher than the rest of the UK, I have no objections to higher tax when ...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116106

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

Well IAG has just raised an objection according to the BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51117885 That seems to be WW saying "it's not fair" rather than a formal objection. He can't really do too much as BA really only serves major airports and seems to ignore the regional airports...

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by JannEejit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe News and Discussion Thread Update: Flybe ceases flying, enters administration
Replies: 783
Views: 116106

Re: Flybe News and Discussion Thread

leghorn wrote:
Willie Walsh says it is blatant misuse of public funds.


Surely not Willie Walsh formerly of British Airways who benefitted substantially from public funds whilst others faltered in the pre-privatisation years ? :?

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by JannEejit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 102
Views: 11011

Re: Edinburgh Aviation Thread - 2020

Secondly, there is absolutely plenty demand between Edinburgh and Florida. Why there isn't a service that is absolutely bound to print money is another unsolved mystery. Norwegian are currently trying to save themselves, TUI are seasonal. TCX were based in Manchester and never did much flying to th...

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by JannEejit
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 71904

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

I think we are getting off topic by spending too much time talking about the cert issues . There’s already a thread for that . If it doesn’t fly again ba will get a good deal on what replaces it anyway . They are in no hurry to get these planes . At the end of the day they are prob going to reap re...

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by JannEejit
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Neil Peart Has Died. Drummer for Rush.
Replies: 28
Views: 1077

Re: The Great Neil Peart Has Died. Drummer for Rush.

As an almost 40 years Rush fan, I was very upset when this news broke last night in the UK. I saw them live several times too and was in complete awe of Neil's prowess behind that massive kit of drums and percussion items. Given the sheer utter tragedy of his personal life when his kid then wife die...

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