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by nema
Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The World's 10 Most Dangerous Airlines
Replies: 59
Views: 28546

The World's 10 Most Dangerous Airlines

This annual article amazed me when i read that Thomson Airways is the least safe British carrier. Does anyone know why this is because i dont recall too many reported incidents with them compared with other airlines? Here is the address link to the article.. https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/photos/the-w...

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by nema
Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing Stunt Video
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Amazing Stunt Video

Not seen this anywhere on here but thought i would like to share this amazing stunt video of a light aircraft with wing touching the ground during flight and collecting a flag. https://uk.screen.yahoo.com/video/playlist/amazing-planes/low-flying-plane-picks-flags-193423084.html?vp=1<br><br>[Edited 2...

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by nema
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jet2 Flight LS625 Looks To Be In Trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 3131

Jet2 Flight LS625 Looks To Be In Trouble

Jet2 flight LS625 out of <acronym title="Nottingham / Leicester / Derby - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym> and bound for <acronym title="Heraklion - Nikos Kazantzakis (HER / LGIR), Greece">HER</acronym> been circling over my brothers house, about 20 miles ...

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by nema
Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Ryanair 737 Damaged
Replies: 25
Views: 16292

RE: Another Ryanair 737 Damaged

By all reports it was two Ryanair aircraft that collided.. Who's responsibility i wonder?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-28072770

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by nema
Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have FR Improved On Employee Relations?
Replies: 0
Views: 1314

Have FR Improved On Employee Relations?

From the well publicised poor treatment of staff, crew and company policies at various levels in the media last year, I wonder if anything at Ryanair has since notably improved in any way for employees? They/you at Ryanair are all hard working and dedicated people and deserve a fair whack and, I wou...

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by nema
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 744 Model Differences
Replies: 5
Views: 4384

744 Model Differences

Hi, just interested for any replies to the following please which interests me as a layman. Ive recently flown on Virgin Atlantic G-VFAB ‘Lady Penelope’ from HRW to <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> And ...

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by nema
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Old Aircraft Near LGW.
Replies: 20
Views: 15564

RE: Very Old Aircraft Near LGW.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/93Sierra" class="quote" target="_blank">93Sierra</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Thread title is misleading</i></font></t...

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by nema
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near-miss Of Two Boeing 747 Over Scotland - 6/23
Replies: 77
Views: 36117

RE: Near-miss Of Two Boeing 747 Over Scotland - 6/23

I often wonder how the phrase 'near miss' came about. Surely its a 'near hit'?

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by nema
Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrorist Performing 'Dry Runs'.
Replies: 110
Views: 26368

RE: Terrorist Performing 'Dry Runs'.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tvnwz" class="quote" target="_blank">tvnwz</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>So, did the cockpit call ahead and have them det...

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by nema
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Lands Plane When Pilot Falls Ill
Replies: 19
Views: 8901

RE: Passenger Lands Plane When Pilot Falls Ill

And here is the brave gent who managed the landing being interviewed

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-24465646

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by nema
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Lands Plane When Pilot Falls Ill
Replies: 19
Views: 8901

RE: Passenger Lands Plane When Pilot Falls Ill

Sadly it has just been announced that the pilot has since died. RIP to him and my sympathy goes out to his family and friends. I still say well done to the passenger, in fact very well done. <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-24457031" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e...

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by nema
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Lands Plane When Pilot Falls Ill
Replies: 19
Views: 8901

RE: Passenger Lands Plane When Pilot Falls Ill

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/crj900lr" class="quote" target="_blank">crj900lr</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>On the fourth attempt? I would have given ...

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by nema
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Lands Plane When Pilot Falls Ill
Replies: 19
Views: 8901

Passenger Lands Plane When Pilot Falls Ill

A great story breaking this evening where a passenger lands a plane at Humberside Airport, having never dont it before, with help over the radio from instuctors. I know this kind of thing has happened before..here is the story, its great movie stuff isnt it? <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-eng...

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by nema
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair New Strategy: 'Be Nice To Customers'
Replies: 49
Views: 11434

RE: Ryanair New Strategy: 'Be Nice To Customers'

Now for several years, ive been amazed on here that Ryanair, amidst some not so pleasant publicity and experiences from customers and staff alike, have maintained a strong clique of supporters. Its almost like these people support everything that’s wrong in society whilst the <acronym title="Ryanair...

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by nema
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video Of Student Pilot/Instructor Emerg Landing
Replies: 14
Views: 8921

RE: Video Of Student Pilot/Instructor Emerg Landing

Amazingly well done and, lots of tree hazards around whilst searching for that one opportunity. Sadly weve had three recent light aircraft failures around the UK all with total loss of life including one today near Jersey. It doesnt always go to plan although, we dont always know their circumstances...

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by nema
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange Flight Today
Replies: 2
Views: 3485

RE: Strange Flight Today

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lapper" class="quote" target="_blank">lapper</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Well it's obviously had some sort of problem b...

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by nema
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange Flight Today
Replies: 2
Views: 3485

Strange Flight Today

Just happened upon this rather strange flight today via Planefinder Jet2 bound for Ibiza from <acronym title="Nottingham / Leicester / Derby - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym> showing it headed south, then began a return path, cirled a few times once it wa...

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by nema
Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Different Seat Configs On VS 744's
Replies: 2
Views: 2475

RE: Why Different Seat Configs On VS 744's

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FCAFLYBOY" class="quote" target="_blank">FCAFLYBOY</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Hope that helps</i></font></td></tr></ta...

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by nema
Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Different Seat Configs On VS 744's
Replies: 2
Views: 2475

Why Different Seat Configs On VS 744's

Hi, we have an odd situation later this year when we are flying <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> - <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American F...

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by nema
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Television Documentary: Ryanair & Fuel
Replies: 38
Views: 15926

RE: UK Television Documentary: Ryanair & Fuel

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sassiciai" class="quote" target="_blank">sassiciai</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>Waoooh! What happened to you? </i></fo...

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by nema
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Television Documentary: Ryanair & Fuel
Replies: 38
Views: 15926

RE: UK Television Documentary: Ryanair & Fuel

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RussianJet" class="quote" target="_blank">RussianJet</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Yup. Unless someone can prove otherwis...

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by nema
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA25 Returning To Heathrow
Replies: 15
Views: 4568

RE: BA25 Returning To Heathrow

Landed safely, yet only a minor technical fault declared - according to the BBC.

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by nema
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike
Replies: 78
Views: 10509

Ryanair 66% Baggage Hike

Ryanair at it again..they have increased the fee for taking luggage in the hold of its planes from 30 euros to 50 euros (£43.60) for the summer and added a few typical O'Leary comments to fuel the <acronym title="Ryanair (Ireland)">FR</acronym> haters nicely as he also told a news conference in Lond...

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by nema
Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamliner - A Rushed Design?
Replies: 68
Views: 19882

Dreamliner - A Rushed Design?

Was Boeings Dreamliner rushed through its design, build and development which is contributing to the current issues? You have to consider the question simply because of the major fire related dangers now causing world acclaim for all of the wrong reasons. Fire on an aircraft goes right to the top of...

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by nema
Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow
Replies: 254
Views: 76871

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow

BBC News pictures show substantial burn damage to the aircrafts roof just in front of the vertical stabilizer...

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by nema
Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Comes Next In Aircraft Design?
Replies: 16
Views: 7712

What Comes Next In Aircraft Design?

So, we currently upgrade some airframes by adding length to the fuselage, we have long established wide bodied aircraft and now in the A380 a full length double deck aircraft. Just where can we go next in commercial or cargo airframe design terms with current technology? Can we go significantly bigg...

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by nema
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Business Class Airline
Replies: 24
Views: 9688

RE: All Business Class Airline

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VC10er" class="quote" target="_blank">VC10er</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>What would an all business 767 airline do fo...

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by nema
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Business Class Airline
Replies: 24
Views: 9688

RE: All Business Class Airline

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/babybus" class="quote" target="_blank">babybus</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>If people wanted to fly on a small airplane ...

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by nema
Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Business Class Airline
Replies: 24
Views: 9688

All Business Class Airline

Do any a.netters think that we will ever see an ‘All Business Class’ airline back amongst the mix ever again? From what I recall, Silverjet never appeared that expensive considering the package compared to a business class fare on a standard flight. The subject has had limited discussion on here bef...

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by nema
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 6750

RE: A350 Question

Sorry to climb on this 'window' post, but does anyone know how the larger size of these windows to other Airbus aircraft compares to the Dreamliner window in size? Are they as big as the Dreamliners?

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by nema
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unusual Jumbo Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 17878

RE: Unusual Jumbo Landing

Well ive just seen about everything, now ive seen an Elephant fly!

OK, someone was bound to say (sing) it!

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by nema
Sun May 12, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic's Profitability & Future.
Replies: 40
Views: 14916

RE: Virgin Atlantic's Profitability & Future.

And no sooner do i post my positives when... with a quick Google on the subject, i see that in August 2012 they showed an £80 million loss! Heres the story.. <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/9449707/Richard-Bransons-Virgin-Atlantic-slumps-to-80.2m-loss.html" target=...

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by nema
Sun May 12, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic's Profitability & Future.
Replies: 40
Views: 14916

RE: Virgin Atlantic's Profitability & Future.

I understand they have increased the Premium Economy seat numbers on their aircraft, or on several of them at least. The take up of that service, which is almost like the old business class on other airlines, is very popular. A friend of ours tried 3 months ago to get on VA Premium Economy from <acr...

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by nema
Sat May 11, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fake Pilot On The Run
Replies: 13
Views: 11902

RE: Fake Pilot On The Run

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/type-rated" class="quote" target="_blank">type-rated</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>What's this guy's a.net user id? </i><...

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by nema
Mon May 06, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing Plane Wreck Found In Russia
Replies: 17
Views: 16428

RE: Missing Plane Wreck Found In Russia

As an after thought, i guess that in mountainous areas 5 miles is a difficult area to check.

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by nema
Mon May 06, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missing Plane Wreck Found In Russia
Replies: 17
Views: 16428

Missing Plane Wreck Found In Russia

Amazing that this wreckage was found almost a year after it went missing with 13 occupants onboard, yet it was found only 5 miles from the airport. Here is a news bulletin.. <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22423413" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22423413</a>

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by nema
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 Suspend BFS Flights - Runway Unsafe
Replies: 11
Views: 7573

Jet2 Suspend BFS Flights - Runway Unsafe

Wow, reported engine problems from Jet2 are being linked to the runway at <acronym title="Belfast - International (Aldergrove) (BFS / EGAA), United Kingdom">BFS</acronym> being unsafe, thus they have suspended their flights there. As per the article (see link below), it seems no other airline has ta...

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by nema
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plan To End Its 747 Fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 41943

RE: BA Plan To End Its 747 Fleet

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SASMD82" class="quote" target="_blank">SASMD82</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>In my opinion this plane has come to the end...

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by nema
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Plan To End Its 747 Fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 41943

BA Plan To End Its 747 Fleet

Sad news to hear that <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> are planning their future without the 747 aircraft as part of their fleet. Not just sad in my opinion, but surprising too. I am not sure that the available alternatives fill all of the gaps appropriately that the 747 covers for <acr...

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by nema
Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax To Pay By Their Weight - Could It Work?
Replies: 77
Views: 10274

RE: Pax To Pay By Their Weight - Could It Work?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YTZ" class="quote" target="_blank">YTZ</a> (<a href="#44" class="quote">Reply 44</a>):<br/><i>I get that this is an April Fool's joke. </i></fon...

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by nema
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax To Pay By Their Weight - Could It Work?
Replies: 77
Views: 10274

Pax To Pay By Their Weight - Could It Work?

This is not a new idea where passengers could be charged by their weight for their flight ticket. I personally think it is both fair and just for such a scheme in an industry that weight is a serious cost consideration. Here is an article from todays news about it, what do you A-netters think? <a hr...

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by nema
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Competition Needed To Varna
Replies: 0
Views: 1522

Airline Competition Needed To Varna

I wish one of our LCC's in the UK would consider the route from the UK to Varna. For the last 5 years options on this route have not only been extremely limited, but outstandingly costly too. Varna airport services the Golden Sands holiday region and flights are always packed to the rafters with Wiz...

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by nema
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Brings In Two New Charges
Replies: 22
Views: 10481

Ryanair Brings In Two New Charges

Well i guess its a case of ''You dont Say'' - ''I Do'' Its a shame these days that add-ons are needed. You should be able to purchase a package at the price shown or at least, show the price the package will cost up front. Here is the article related to the post title.. <a href="http://uk.finance.ya...

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by nema
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Flying Into EMA With Trent XWB Engine
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

A380 Flying Into EMA With Trent XWB Engine

Must have been an amazing site to those driving along the M1 motorway today when the A380 flew over on short final to <acronym title="Nottingham / Leicester / Derby - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym>. It was showing off (and testing) the Trent XWB engine w...

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by nema
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Travel Channel Show 'Airport 24/7'
Replies: 64
Views: 16202

RE: New Travel Channel Show 'Airport 24/7'

I love this type of show, just cant get enough of them but i tend to record them so i can skip the blumming never ending ad breaks.

I hope this one soon gets to the UK on cable or similar.

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by nema
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson / TUI 787
Replies: 25
Views: 11421

RE: Thomson / TUI 787

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/APYu" class="quote" target="_blank">APYu</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>They will be <acronym title="Manchester - Internat...

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by nema
Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BmiBaby Tribute/Last Flights
Replies: 40
Views: 9780

RE: BmiBaby Tribute/Last Flights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YVRLTN" class="quote" target="_blank">YVRLTN</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i>I happened to drive by <acronym title="Norwi...

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by nema
Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy Video Clip (formation Flying?)
Replies: 8
Views: 4116

RE: Crazy Video Clip (formation Flying?)

I am sure this was on here recently, its about 3 weeks since i read about it. One aircraft landed on the beech (the one that was filming) and the other managed to limp to the airport if i remember correctly. A bit of searching on the net should bring up the full video from the aircraft that landed o...

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by nema
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thomson 767 Routes
Replies: 4
Views: 6810

RE: Thomson 767 Routes

Well, as i mention above, i had forgotten that i had the option to pre-select my seats and today, they were released. It is a 3+3 seat configuration of 41 rows so it looks like the 757 were on i assume. Sad that yet again i wont get on my first ever 767 flight, as much as i like the 757 as a fine al...

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