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by David L
Sun May 16, 1999 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's 757-200
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

RE: BA's 757-200

On their Shuttle service (London to Manchester, Glasgow or Edinburgh) the seating is all Economy, 3+3. On their European routes there are Club Europe seats which are also 3+3 but with what looks like more legroom, possibly better seats and presumably you get a better service. Have a look at the seat...

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by David L
Sun May 16, 1999 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Cabin Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

RE: Concorde Cabin Service

The economy class I was referring to is on the return trip on a 747. At £2300 return it still seems very cheap, considering the one-way fare for Concorde is up to £3500. If the outward flight is on a scheduled BA Concorde then I guess it's the usual level of cabin service. But it's the departure tim...

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by David L
Sat May 15, 1999 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Cabin Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

RE: Concorde Cabin Service

Thanks, Stretch 8. The trip I have in mind is on a BA Concorde but it departs an hour before the scheduled flight so I think it might be a charter - unless the scheduled departure time is an hour earlier in September. You certainly get to use the Concorde lounge at Heathrow and get a "champagne brea...

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by David L
Sat May 15, 1999 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Cabin Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2018

Concorde Cabin Service

Trying not to count my chickens before they're hatched but... Can any of you who've flown Concorde tell me what differences there are between the service you get on a scheduled Concorde flight and the service you get on one of those special charters, where you fly Concorde one way only and return, e...

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by David L
Wed May 12, 1999 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Planes / Magic Moments
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

RE: C-5 "Galaxy"

I agree with CV-990 about cargo planes, especially the oddities like the Super Guppy, An-124 and I've even seen a Guppy version of a CL-44 (which was itself based on the Bristol Britannia, I believe). My guess about the C-5 is that the few operators who absolutely MUST have a gigantic transport airc...

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by David L
Wed May 12, 1999 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes/Airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 1555

RE: Planes/Airlines

Forgot a couple:

Cathay Pacific: CV-880
Britannia Airways: 737-200

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by David L
Tue May 11, 1999 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Science For Flight...
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

RE: Science For Flight...

I was hopeless at maths but I managed to scrape a physics degree. Get a little help with the maths and make up for it in the less mathematical areas of physics.

I guarantee you're not as bad as I was so don't be put off - If I can do it, you can :)

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by David L
Tue May 11, 1999 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes/Airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 1555

RE: Planes/Airlines

Channel Air Bridge: Bristol Freighter British Eagle: Bristol Britannia Caledonian Airways: Bristol Britannia Royal Air Force: Bristol Britannia, VC-10 BEA: Trident, BAC-111, Vanguard, Viscount BA: Trident, B-737-400, B-757, B-767, A-320 Lufthansa: B-737-100 (maybe it was a 200) Swissair: A-320 KLM: ...

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by David L
Tue May 11, 1999 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 Domestic?
Replies: 6
Views: 4765

RE: 747-400 Domestic?

So let me see if I've got this straight. I've just about come to terms with the fact that you've got: a 300 which looks like a 200 with a stretched upper deck, a 400 which looks like a 300 with winglets, a 400F which looks like a 400 without the stretched upper deck (or a 200 with winglets) and now ...

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by David L
Tue May 11, 1999 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Larger 747 ! (It's Offical)
Replies: 27
Views: 1118

RE: Larger 747 ! (It's Offical)

I agree, Mirage. I'd like to see Boeing and Airbus continue to produce airliners in equal numbers. In fact I wish there were more - monopolies and dominant suppliers don't help anyone but themselves. That's why most of us are stuck with Wintel computer systems and VHS video recorders in spite of the...

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by David L
Mon May 10, 1999 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Larger 747 ! (It's Offical)
Replies: 27
Views: 1118

RE: 5-engined 747

This is all I could see:
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/pd/3_na_h.html

There are also references to studies into "Small", "Fast" and "Large" aircraft (stop me if I'm being too technical).

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by David L
Mon May 10, 1999 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Always Chicken
Replies: 13
Views: 230

RE: Always Chicken

I read a book once (with pictures) by a former airline pilot who suggested saying you had special dietry requirements when you buy your ticket, e.g. say you need a salt-free meal and take your own salt with you. He reckoned the special meals tended to be of a better quality than the rest of them. I'...

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by David L
Sun May 09, 1999 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mercure 100?
Replies: 5
Views: 998

RE: Mercure 100?

I can tell you production was started in the mid 1970s and I think there was some international contribution (e.g. CASA?). As far as I can remember, not many were made and Air Inter may have been the only airline to buy them.

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by David L
Sun May 09, 1999 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many People In Forum
Replies: 146
Views: 3562

RE: Hang On...

This topic was started 2 months ago - I should have read the small print.

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by David L
Sun May 09, 1999 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many People In Forum
Replies: 146
Views: 3562

RE: How Many People In Forum

I left just before the topic was started and now I'm back (it was night time in the UK).

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by David L
Sat May 08, 1999 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80 In-Flight Bobbing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2673

RE: In-fligt Bobbing

I noticed yaw oscillation in an F-28 (Sabena). The cycle was about 2 or 3 seconds and it was so subtle that I only noticed when I was looking down out of the extreme edge of the window. It's the only F-28 flight I've ever made so I've no idea if it's normal.

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by David L
Sat May 08, 1999 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Species In The Cockpit...
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

RE: Species In The Cockpit...

A pocket full of slimes? Bet that always works with the ladies :)

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by David L
Sat May 08, 1999 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tribute To CV880 And CV990
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

RE: Tribute To CV880 And CV990

I've been in the 990 in Lucerne a couple of times but whenever I go inside a complete aircraft like that at a museum I can't help getting that "I'm about to fly" feeling. It's a bit of a wrench having to leave after only a few minutes.

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by David L
Fri May 07, 1999 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tribute To CV880 And CV990
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

RE: Tribute To CV880 And CV990

After years of flying in turboprops, my first jet flight was in a Cathay Pacific CV-880 from Singapore to Kai Tak via Bangkok in 1969. My next flight was my only VC-10 flight, Kai Tak to RAF Brize Norton in the UK and, due to some industrial dispute by British Airways ground crew, I managed to fly i...

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by David L
Fri May 07, 1999 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Flights?
Replies: 22
Views: 1536

RE: How Many Flights?

83 flights that I'm sure of plus maybe a couple more. Like some others on this board, I was too young to remember my first flight but I know it was in a Bristol Freighter for a short hop across the English Channel in 1960 with our car and cat on board. I didn't keep any detailed records like reg. nu...

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by David L
Mon May 03, 1999 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best In-flight Entertainment!
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

RE: Best In-flight Entertainment!

I'd go for any high-brightness personal screen so I can look out the window when I feel like it and not have to shut the blinds. I can see a film any time but the outside view is happening "now". There's also the advantage of greater personal viewing choice, of course.

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by David L
Wed Apr 28, 1999 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Take A Moment Everyone
Replies: 8
Views: 187

RE: Junk Topics

I agree in principle with Flytime though I might have phrased it differently :) But the one thing that comes out time and time again in these discussions is that people on this forum are interested in lots of different aspects of civil aviation and none of the contributors is in a position to decide...

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by David L
Wed Apr 28, 1999 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Falsified Logbooks
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

RE: Falsified Logbooks

Sorry, it's not that I wasn't interested, it's just that all I can contribute is that it just shouldn't happen. I've no idea how these things are monitored.

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by David L
Wed Apr 28, 1999 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's DC-10-30s
Replies: 12
Views: 2032

RE: David L

Thanks, L1011. I was braced for a torrent of replies like "how should we know that - ask Northwest"!

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by David L
Wed Apr 28, 1999 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Domestic Service
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Gatwick-Edinburgh

I can't say BA's among the best because there are so many airlines I haven't flown with but they're AMONG the best I have flown with. Let me put this way, I've experienced some as good and some much worse within the UK and Europe. And if you've got the time and the inclination, L1011, someone might ...

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by David L
Tue Apr 27, 1999 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Risk?
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

RE: Security Risk?

Perhaps he was worried they might have been those trendy laser pointers which can dazzle quite badly if shone into someone's eyes. There have been stories of idiots shining them into the eyes of car drivers with potentially fatal results. They've also been used to distract soccer players by supporte...

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by David L
Tue Apr 27, 1999 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's DC-10-30s
Replies: 12
Views: 2032

RE: United's DC-10-30s

At least you got two civilised answers, FlyF15.

I flew on 4 Northwest DC-10s in 1988, PIK-BOS, BOS-JFK and back again. I didn't notice which version they were - if anyone knows offhand from the info above I'd be grateful if they'd let me know but I won't hold my breath.

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by David L
Tue Apr 27, 1999 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To Many Useless Topics.
Replies: 25
Views: 1322

RE: Useless Topics

SashA, L-188 & L1011: Well said - you saved me a lot of typing. If this forum becomes too strict I might as well just stick to the others I use from time to time. I have also participated on the CNN board and it's a completely different ball game - forums (fori? fora?) like that and Airliners.net co...

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by David L
Mon Apr 26, 1999 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CD Player Question..
Replies: 8
Views: 922

RE: CD Player Question..

I agree with Spud - why take chances? But I would like to know just how much evidence there is that passengers' electronic equipment can cause problems. I'm not suggesting anything, I'd genuinely like to know. I'd love to be able to video take-offs and landings and listen to my airband radio during ...

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by David L
Mon Apr 26, 1999 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To Many Useless Topics.
Replies: 25
Views: 1322

RE: Useless Topics

Thanks for your words, Johan. Personally, I don't understand why some people can't just ignore the posts that don't interest them.

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by David L
Mon Apr 26, 1999 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Scare
Replies: 4
Views: 889

RE: British Airways Scare

Yes, very funny - I'd like to have seen your faces if you'd been on that flight.

According to the BBC website, the tape is always sitting ready to go and they reckon a passenger started it running as a "prank". I hope they find out who it was and throw the book at them.

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by David L
Sun Apr 25, 1999 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naps
Replies: 7
Views: 839

RE: Naps

A couple of years ago I was flying back from JFK to Glasgow, via Brussels, on a Sabena A-340 and about an hour out of JFK the FAs went round and closed all the shades. It was about midnight local time and it was crystal clear outside. The stars were much brighter at that altitude so you could see mo...

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by David L
Fri Apr 23, 1999 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Three-engined Jetliners
Replies: 14
Views: 1457

RE: Hmmmm

"It gave me the creeps 25 years ago and I still don't like it today. I much prefer the S-ducted Number 2 design that lockheed used."

Why?

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by David L
Wed Apr 21, 1999 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Implausible Flight In Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

RE: Implausible Flight In Movie

If it followed the usual movie sequence, it may have taken off as a 727 but at some point during the flight it would have turned into a 707, probably a different airline too, and then later on a DC-8. On landing it could have turned into an Electra.

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by David L
Tue Apr 20, 1999 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean MD11 Speculation
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

RE: Possible Cause...

The smaller stabiliser on the MD-11 is possible because it's further from the centre of gravity than on the DC-10 so has a greater turning moment. It did not crash because the stabiliser was too small!

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by David L
Tue Apr 20, 1999 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel...
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

RE: Fuel...

L-188's post may not have answered the question directly but I still found it interesting.

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by David L
Tue Apr 20, 1999 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atc Comm, Am Or Fm?
Replies: 7
Views: 21186

RE: HF Band

HF... I must find out more about that from you some time. I've used a Sony "world" radio (SSB) to pick up a few ATC conversations from the other side of the Atlantic (the west side) and once from India but it's very hit and miss and only at night (something to do with the ionosphere, I believe).

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by David L
Tue Apr 20, 1999 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atc Comm, Am Or Fm?
Replies: 7
Views: 21186

RE: It's In Am

I'm also with Mirage on the AM/FM front.

FedEx: I used to pick up Shanwick North Atlantic clearances on 102.5, where the commercial station Radio Clyde is (can't remember the real frequency - 133.x I think).

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by David L
Sat Apr 17, 1999 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early Jet Engines (L-188)
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

RE: The Other Half Of This Story

I think you're right - it rings a bell. It's kind of funny looking back but I'm sure I wouldn't have laughed at the time.

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by David L
Sat Apr 17, 1999 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early Jet Engines (L-188)
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

RE: I Know This Story!

That's the one. The details are hazy in my mind but it was that type of aircraft. Because of the design, once the intakes had started to buckle, the nose was going to follow eventually!

Maybe they were working on a fighter which could turn itself inside-out and do a 180 on the spot.

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by David L
Sat Apr 17, 1999 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early Jet Engines (L-188)
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Early Jet Engines (L-188)

This is really a continuation of the "More Trivia Answers" topic but as we seemed to have moved away from the movie subject I thought I'd better start a new one. My cousin did tell me about an early jet engine which was sent over to the USA for trials. The British engineers asked about the strength ...

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by David L
Sat Apr 17, 1999 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Movie Trivia Answers
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

RE: L-188

Nice idea about the gliders but I certainly wouldn't want to be in one when it was picked up! I take your point about inside of a jet engine being a harsher environment but the "engine" people were still apparently aware of the potentially catastrophic effects of continually applying and releasing s...

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by David L
Fri Apr 16, 1999 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Movie Trivia Answers
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

RE: Movie Trivia Answers

I had a second cousin who was an engineer with de Havilland and BAC during and after the war. Sadly he died a couple of years ago, in his eighties. He worked on the first jet engines and knew Sir Frank Whittle. He told me that the people working on jet engines were very aware of metal fatigue and we...

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by David L
Thu Apr 15, 1999 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Movie Triva
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

RE: Aircraft Movie Triva

Would the incredible thing about No Highway be to do with metal fatigue as featured in the subsequent Comet crashes?

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by David L
Thu Apr 15, 1999 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde...Airport '79
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

RE: Concorde...Airport '79

Concorde looping-the-loop and evading an anti-aircraft missile? Hmm...

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by David L
Thu Apr 15, 1999 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro
Replies: 5
Views: 987

RE: Intro

That's you told, Cool Cat IIc. :)

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by David L
Wed Apr 14, 1999 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Triva Question.
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

RE: To Clarify

Erm... it's probably just me so please bear with me but, after ruling out the Shackleton, etc, I'm not exactly sure what you mean now.

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by David L
Mon Apr 12, 1999 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Private Cabins

Like 767, I also heard the other day that BA were to introduce private CABINS in First Class (not to be confused with big, comfy, secluded seats - they already have those). I was hoping to find out more about it here but I guess 767 is the only other person so far to have heard of it. Any confirmati...

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by David L
Wed Apr 07, 1999 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Black Noses
Replies: 3
Views: 991

RE: Big Black Noses

Now we can have any colour we want as long as it's not black.

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by David L
Wed Apr 07, 1999 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MS Teaming Up With Jepessen?
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

RE: Beware OF The PENGUIN, Bill!

I have FS98 now but I still have an old version for the Amiga from when it was produced by SubLogic. Um... don't use it much these days. FS98 is the main reason I got a PC recently. I do the "serious" stuff on the Amiga and run games and FS98 on the PC (OK, Excel too). Kind of ironic to anyone who's...

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