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by nema
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video As Engine Cowling Flies Off During Takeoff
Replies: 9
Views: 4916

RE: Video As Engine Cowling Flies Off During Takeoff

Wonder if there is any blame here? Maintenance or pre flight checks?

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by nema
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video As Engine Cowling Flies Off During Takeoff
Replies: 9
Views: 4916

Video As Engine Cowling Flies Off During Takeoff

A bit of an overstated headline from the original video poster.. <a href="http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=694_1444975730" target="_blank">http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=694_1444975730</a> Engine cowling departs just as aircraft rotates, does anyone know the airline and aircraft type? Would i be corre...

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by nema
Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 747 Twin - Drop Two Holes?
Replies: 42
Views: 17505

RE: The 747 Twin - Drop Two Holes?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Boeing778X" class="quote" target="_blank">Boeing778X</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>Secondly...Why?</i></font></td></tr>...

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by nema
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 747 Twin - Drop Two Holes?
Replies: 42
Views: 17505

The 747 Twin - Drop Two Holes?

As twins slowly became more capable and trusted for long haul and wide bodied aircraft etc, I wonder if anyone at Boeing ever considered creating a two engined version of the 747? Considering the design economics of not having to build a new aircraft altogether, would be interesting to see what coul...

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by nema
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss A320 Video 360 Degree Click And Drag!
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

RE: Swiss A320 Video 360 Degree Click And Drag!

Brill, thanks for posting. What will they think of next?

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by nema
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Low Cost Carrier Needed UK To Varna Direct
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

RE: 2nd Low Cost Carrier Needed UK To Varna Direct

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/migair54" class="quote" target="_blank">migair54</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Anyway who else could do the flight?? <acr...

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by nema
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Low Cost Carrier Needed UK To Varna Direct
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

RE: 2nd Low Cost Carrier Needed UK To Varna Direct

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gkirk" class="quote" target="_blank">gkirk</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Balkan Holidays offer flights from <acronym titl...

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by nema
Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd Low Cost Carrier Needed UK To Varna Direct
Replies: 8
Views: 1846

2nd Low Cost Carrier Needed UK To Varna Direct

It seems Wizzair are enjoying the monopoly flying direct from the UK (Luton) to Varna. Another LCC to put competition on the route is desperately needed IMO not only because i feel there is a big enough market, but also to allow customers the opportunity for choosing alternative flight times, differ...

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by nema
Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Keeping Right On The Centre Line To V1
Replies: 19
Views: 6146

Keeping Right On The Centre Line To V1

Do pilots really have to keep right bang on that centre line whilst accelerating down a runway to take off? Ive watched so many cockpit videos recently of take offs and the bumping over that centre line, probably caused by the nose wheel over runway lights, it can become quite shaky with pilots boun...

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by nema
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Valujet Like?
Replies: 69
Views: 16000

RE: What Was Valujet Like?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/wjcandee" class="quote" target="_blank">wjcandee</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Total nonsense</i></font></td></tr></tab...

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by nema
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Valujet Like?
Replies: 69
Views: 16000

RE: What Was Valujet Like?

Reading this post lead me to looking up Valujet on Wiki. Seems they cut huge corners due to finance issues... clearly putting their passengers at risk. Still, surprised that on a site as proficient as this there are no cabin views in the photo index.

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by nema
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC-10s And 727s In Maxton, NC
Replies: 19
Views: 5244

RE: Northwest DC-10s And 727s In Maxton, NC

Why did Northwest drop 'Orient' from their name?

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by nema
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does Boeing Win Airbus For UK Carriers
Replies: 53
Views: 14871

RE: How Does Boeing Win Airbus For UK Carriers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/shamrock604" class="quote" target="_blank">shamrock604</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Dear Britain - we (apart from 6 no...

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by nema
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does Boeing Win Airbus For UK Carriers
Replies: 53
Views: 14871

How Does Boeing Win Airbus For UK Carriers

We recently heard that Jet2 were ordering a new fleet of Boeing 737’s. Last year we heard that Monarch were moving to an all Boeing fleet. Thomson's (TUI) are a huge Boeing operator and always have been. Although mixed, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> are big Boeing operators. Ryanair ...

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by nema
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Passengers Clap After Landing?
Replies: 106
Views: 19526

RE: Why Do Passengers Clap After Landing?

Ive only witnessed it in the USA but i just put it down to the Yanks being a tad fanatical.

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by nema
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pic: 18 Year Old Safely Lands On Road In Norway
Replies: 25
Views: 10788

RE: Pic: 18 Year Old Safely Lands On Road In Norway

In the UK he would probably have been charged road tax for that.  

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by nema
Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Plane Crash At Shoreham Airshow
Replies: 93
Views: 32630

RE: Plane Crash At Shoreham Airshow

This new video shows a completely different view of the aircraft from the A27, it does appear to stall right at the end..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34034784

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by nema
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Plane Crash At Shoreham Airshow
Replies: 93
Views: 32630

RE: Plane Crash At Shoreham Airshow

The death toll has now reached 11 sadly

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by nema
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Plane Crash At Shoreham Airshow
Replies: 93
Views: 32630

RE: Plane Crash At Shoreham Airshow

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/moo" class="quote" target="_blank">moo</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>This is the first time since 1952 that people on t...

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by nema
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Woman Removed From UA Express Flight
Replies: 35
Views: 14576

RE: Video: Woman Removed From UA Express Flight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/phatfarmlines" class="quote" target="_blank">phatfarmlines</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>That screech at the end remind...

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by nema
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Parcel Deliveries To Start Next Year
Replies: 46
Views: 6031

RE: Drone Parcel Deliveries To Start Next Year

I think the interesting statement in the article is that they will deliver to where your standing, not necessarily just to your home address..and in that i find it difficult to understand how they can ensure safe passage. ''Customers will even be able to order goods to their current location (using ...

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by nema
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Parcel Deliveries To Start Next Year
Replies: 46
Views: 6031

Drone Parcel Deliveries To Start Next Year

Next year Amazon say their predicted deliveries by drone will at last be launched. I really dont know how this will work so it will be interesting to see the launch. For example, how will they route them to literally any randomly given location within a time/distance/zone so as not to interfere with...

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by nema
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poor Cat Ends Up On Wing Of Airplane On Takeoff
Replies: 37
Views: 18955

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

Does anyone know what make of aircraft this is or have any pictures?

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by nema
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Pilot In News For Criticising Passengers
Replies: 25
Views: 8413

RE: Ryanair Pilot In News For Criticising Passengers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/redflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">redflyer</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Between his posts and his photos, he's sho...

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by nema
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Pilot In News For Criticising Passengers
Replies: 25
Views: 8413

Ryanair Pilot In News For Criticising Passengers

Just read this article which suggests a Ryanair pilot has been making insulting remarks about passengers. I guess whether right or wrong in what he says, he may have been better guided to keep his thoughts away from social media. <a href="http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/ryanair-pilot-po...

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by nema
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse Thrust Vs. Braking
Replies: 56
Views: 15355

RE: Reverse Thrust Vs. Braking

I also find sometimes the reversers are not used. Can you remember the time when just before landing, an announcement would be made warning you of the sudden noise caused by using reverse thrust? It seemed to be used on all landings in those days. That announcement isnt made these days and reverse t...

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by nema
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Anyone Else Love Turbulence?
Replies: 25
Views: 4894

RE: Does Anyone Else Love Turbulence?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>And a few aircraft have broken up in...

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by nema
Wed May 27, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airways Turn To Jet Time
Replies: 4
Views: 2513

RE: Monarch Airways Turn To Jet Time

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/giancavia" class="quote" target="_blank">giancavia</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>They are using loads of different airlin...

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by nema
Wed May 27, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airways Turn To Jet Time
Replies: 4
Views: 2513

Monarch Airways Turn To Jet Time

Monarch airways have found themselves short of aircraft so Jet Time have been employed on wet lease to fill the gap. Ive already had an email from them telling me my flight to Paphos will now be with Jet Time in September. <a href="http://blog.monarch.co.uk/monarch-partners-up-with-jet-time-for-the-...

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by nema
Thu May 14, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI Group Operators Will Migrate To Single Brand
Replies: 49
Views: 11788

RE: TUI Group Operators Will Migrate To Single Brand

It will be sad to see the Thomson name go from the UK travel industry. In the 1960's they used Britannia Airways based at Luton airport. In 1968 I flew on one of their 4 engined Bristol Britannia 102 turboprop aircraft (nicknamed the whispering giant) just before they were replaced with the new 737 ...

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by nema
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 15
Replies: 198
Views: 42961

RE: Germanwings A320 Crashed Enroute BCN-DUS - Part 15

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777Jet" class="quote" target="_blank">777Jet</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>The technology already exists to be able to co...

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by nema
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Wants To Be Nicer And New Interior
Replies: 53
Views: 18872

RE: Ryanair Wants To Be Nicer And New Interior

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pe%40rson" class="quote" target="_blank">[email protected]</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>If true, then why work for them? </i></fon...

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by nema
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video - Extreme Wind Shear During Takeoff
Replies: 7
Views: 7716

Video - Extreme Wind Shear During Takeoff

This is an extraordinary video of a 747 on take off. Ive never seen this before, does anybody know if its recent?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rszqZ48-bI

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by nema
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus Have An Answer To The 737 Max8
Replies: 62
Views: 20294

Will Airbus Have An Answer To The 737 Max8

Just flew Monarch (airbus A330) back from <acronym title="Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofia (TFS / GCTS), Spain">TFS</acronym> and read their in flight magazine article on the 30 - 737 Max8 order theyve placed. A whole page spread showed the benefits of this choice aircraft with seemingly no competition. W...

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by nema
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9 abreast A330 Neo With 18 Inch Seats
Replies: 96
Views: 25248

RE: 9 Abreast A330 Neo With 18 Inch Seats

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777way" class="quote" target="_blank">777way</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>Which airline is <acronym title="Air Kazakst...

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by nema
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence On The Concorde
Replies: 18
Views: 29864

RE: Turbulence On The Concorde

Did the large wing area of the Concorde allow it to have a comparatively slower approach/landing speed than that of a conventional aircraft?

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by nema
Fri Nov 28, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cross-wind Nastiness In Birmingham, England
Replies: 33
Views: 13530

Cross-wind Nastiness In Birmingham, England

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FRAIAD" class="quote" target="_blank">FRAIAD</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>How often do these nasty crosswinds actually...

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by nema
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cross-wind Nastiness In Birmingham, England
Replies: 33
Views: 13530

Cross-wind Nastiness In Birmingham, England

My wife and i have used this airport many times with it being relatively local to us after <acronym title="Nottingham / Leicester / Derby - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym>. Our very last landing there felt like one of those in the video, I commented to my...

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by nema
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Charter Flights Lose Airlines Money
Replies: 23
Views: 6374

RE: Do Charter Flights Lose Airlines Money

Just happens we fly Monarch next month on a charter flight to join a cruise. Hoping that due to numbers involved its on one of their A330's. Ive flown with them many times in the past, all bar a couple of those were on charter flights. Certainly have absolutely no issues with them though and i wish ...

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by nema
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Charter Flights Lose Airlines Money
Replies: 23
Views: 6374

Do Charter Flights Lose Airlines Money

Monarch Airlines recently stated that after years of service, they are ceasing all charter flights as part of their restructuring in 2015. I would have thought this could be a useful additional source of revenue, is this not the case? Someone, somewhere will be picking up this business and my guess ...

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by nema
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Fleet Reductions - What's Going & Where?
Replies: 18
Views: 4717

RE: Monarch Fleet Reductions - What's Going & Where?

Wonder if we'll be on one of the 330's in December. There are two Monarch charters on the same day to join our cruise ship, one departs from <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> the other from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), ...

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by nema
Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying Charter Monarch MAN To TFS - Questions?
Replies: 0
Views: 2496

Flying Charter Monarch MAN To TFS - Questions?

Hi, I am flying from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym> to <acronym title="Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofia (TFS / GCTS), Spain">TFS</acronym> on 16th December, flight code outbound is MO...

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by nema
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RAF Jets Intercept Latvian Cargo Plane Over Kent
Replies: 16
Views: 9174

RAF Jets Intercept Latvian Cargo Plane Over Kent

Just saw this, the story is still developing so little info on what this aircraft was doing..


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29823148

[Edited 2014-10-29 11:02:37]

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by nema
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scary Landing On NBC Nightly News
Replies: 28
Views: 22212

RE: Scary Landing On NBC Nightly News

There are loads of videos around the internet from landings and missed approaches here at Madeira airport. The runway gets all sorts of sudden wind gusts and direction changes due to the contours of the surrounding area added to which its coastal. I,m sure i read sometime back that pilots have to un...

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by nema
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch - New Investment Deal "soon"
Replies: 16
Views: 3929

RE: Monarch - New Investment Deal "soon"

Flying Monarch charter from <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom AND Nampa - Municipal (Ritchey Field) (MAN), USA - Idaho">MAN</acronym> to <acronym title="Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofia (TFS / GCTS), Spain">TFS</acronym> in December and really looking forwar...

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by nema
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kalitta Pilot On Radio Suffering From Hypoxia
Replies: 16
Views: 13183

Kalitta Pilot On Radio Suffering From Hypoxia

Cant see this posted anywhere on here, this is a disturbing conversation between ground and a pilot suffering from Hypoxia <a href="http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b97_1409965702" target="_blank">http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b97_1409965702</a> Thankfully all turns out well in the end.<br/><br/><fon...

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by nema
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare Aircraft Youve Flown On?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

RE: Rare Aircraft Youve Flown On?

Some tremendous aircraft youve all listed here by the way..

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by nema
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare Aircraft Youve Flown On?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

RE: Rare Aircraft Youve Flown On?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UK_Dispatcher" class="quote" target="_blank">UK_Dispatcher</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Airtours had DC-10s, but did not...

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by nema
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare Aircraft Youve Flown On?
Replies: 52
Views: 4110

Rare Aircraft Youve Flown On?

Just been reading a thread on the end of KLM's three holer MD11's. It would be interesting to read anyone's posts on aircraft you have previously flown on that are now either rare, ulikely or extinct. Little did i know back in 1986 how privileged/lucky i was to fly on a DC10 (Airtours) plus an L1011...

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by nema
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Takes Off At EMA In Front Of Tornado
Replies: 8
Views: 15928

RE: Plane Takes Off At EMA In Front Of Tornado

I was driving east towards that funnel cloud at the time on the A42 with <acronym title="Nottingham / Leicester / Derby - East Midlands (Castle Donington) (EMA / EGNX), United Kingdom">EMA</acronym> to my left. It looked quite amazing seeing as its a rare occurrence for our part of the world. The fu...

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