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by smolt
Sun Feb 17, 2002 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tokyo, Narita-Boeing 747 Heaven?
Replies: 20
Views: 2256

RE: Tokyo, Narita-Boeing 747 Heaven?

Uh...surely despite the fact that I am one counterpart of airliner enthusiast, sometimes they make 'boring' 747 especially covered with skin of NW, UA, JAL... in the evening approaches. I guess you will see the greater numbers of these jumboes crowded together at Narita than any other bases in the U...

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by smolt
Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Missed Approach Feb. 11 At JFK
Replies: 27
Views: 3891

RE: KLM Missed Approach Feb. 11 At JFK

Although never experienced go-around with myself on board, I got several impressive go arounds as a witness; CAAC B747SP (at that time) was holding short of the runway at NRT, and UA 747 were short on final and were cleared to land....but the 747SP suddenly taxied into the runway and began take off ...

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by smolt
Tue Feb 12, 2002 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CI A340 Takeoff On Taxiway
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

RE: CI A340 Takeoff On Taxiway

Although the following does not come out of guessed factor to the last, refered to when CI A300 crahed at NAGOYA in 1994( AP approach mode cut inperfectly result the crash on missed approach). CI has disharmony between airforce-graduated crews and company-trained crews. This can be deduced with a hi...

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by smolt
Wed Feb 06, 2002 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Opinions On Eva Air 747-400 New Color Scheme?
Replies: 20
Views: 4944

RE: Any Opinions On Eva Air 747-400 New Color Sche

Anyhow the ultimate problem is whether the conglomerate
EVA belonging to is for-ever green or is has-ever green.

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by smolt
Mon Feb 04, 2002 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Air Koryo Fly Any International Routes?
Replies: 15
Views: 2860

RE: Do Air Koryo Fly Any International Routes?

Delayed post, but just one point. Air Koryo has never been and does not fly to Osaka. Only they come to Nagoya or previously HANEDA for chartered flight for carrying matsutake mushrooms late in summer and fall. So the rocket shot does not affect. The relationship between Japan and North Korea is ver...

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by smolt
Sun Feb 03, 2002 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: English Pronouciation On ATC
Replies: 0
Views: 1363

English Pronouciation On ATC

I often get impressed with English pronounciated by English native and non-native on ATC communications. and found some airlines can be identified by their accent because they have certain tendency in their English. For example, though it's just what I feel, Native QF,CX,BA; orthodox English. some m...

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by smolt
Fri Feb 01, 2002 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'alfa' 'delta' 'hotel' At ATC Callsign
Replies: 11
Views: 3377

RE: 'alfa' 'delta' 'hotel' At ATC Callsign

Cedarjet, three different letters with the same flight number on the globe...what a fantasic! Actually I am reminded there used to be many south-round flights between Asia and Europe until 10-20 years ago. I imagine that must be the more annoying problem when Jets aircraft was yet to appear. On HF r...

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by smolt
Fri Feb 01, 2002 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'alfa' 'delta' 'hotel' At ATC Callsign
Replies: 11
Views: 3377

'alfa' 'delta' 'hotel' At ATC Callsign

Hi, all. Anyone there enjoying ATC, sometimes I hear ATC communicator attach a letter 'alfa', 'delta', 'hotel' after flight number as; 'United 853 delta' 'Japan Air 366 hotel'. 'alfa' and 'delta' seems to be attached when the flight is much behind schedule, but could you tell me exactly what do they...

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by smolt
Thu Jan 31, 2002 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Smoking Flights To Europe?
Replies: 25
Views: 5253

RE: Any Smoking Flights To Europe?

I don't know if JT3 engines still fly with black smoke in EUROPE  Nuts

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by smolt
Thu Jan 31, 2002 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inter-Asia Flights Of US Carrier, Your Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 3142

RE: Inter-Asia Flights Of US Carrier, Your Thought

Thanks all for your replies. YYz717, you gave me another point of view, the balance of trade. True Japan have trade surplus toward US, but the biggest problem is that TOYOTA does not pay JAL's captain's salary, nor SONY does  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Besides NRT-S...

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by smolt
Wed Jan 30, 2002 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inter-Asia Flights Of US Carrier, Your Thoughts
Replies: 21
Views: 3142

Inter-Asia Flights Of US Carrier, Your Thoughts

From time to time I have wondered why US carrier as NWA. UAA, Fedex have their routes Inter-Asia like NRT-Seoul, NRT-Taipei, NRT-Beijin and so on. Sure their flight of US- ASIA (SFO-Taipei, LAX-Seoul) cities should touch at NRT for technical neccesity as refuel or emergency. But why can they sell ti...

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by smolt
Wed Jan 30, 2002 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Jet Lands At NRT With Pillow Caught In Door
Replies: 21
Views: 4337

RE: UA Jet Lands At NRT With Pillow Caught In Door

DOORs sometimes make the flight fatal.
I remember the first hull loss accident of DC 10
was the Turkey airlines' one with cargo door's
burst because of incomplete shut.

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by smolt
Thu Jan 24, 2002 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened At Nrt?
Replies: 5
Views: 1654

Downburst And Microburst

Hi, all. I listend (enjoyed, sorry) to the ATC that day. As well as the flghts of NWA and UAA, Pakistan and ANA went to HND. 34 flghts were reportedly diverted to other airports, and downburst and microburst were observed on the final approach course. In addition, cross wind about 60 knots blew on t...

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by smolt
Wed Jan 02, 2002 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Day On VOR/DME Approach
Replies: 0
Views: 2338

One Day On VOR/DME Approach

One day many flights were peforming VOR/DME approach. All aircrafts were passing above in my sight, and I was enjoying listening to their ATC. An international flight came but failed to make VOR/DME apps and instructed by APP control to have a visual approach. My point is; 1.this company often makes...

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by smolt
Mon Dec 31, 2001 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Tigers
Replies: 22
Views: 3304

RE: Flying Tigers

I recently found Flying Tigers regestration (N920FT) on ACARS and wondered if its reg. still exists even today when 10 years passed from when FT was merged to FEDEX. For one or two years after the merge, hyblid schemed 747s were seen, but all fleets have been replaced by MD11s and at the same time '...

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by smolt
Thu Dec 13, 2001 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL-747 Coverd In Snow. Winter Is Here! :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

RE: JAL-747 Coverd In Snow. Winter Is Here! :)

Sorry, let me correct Ireland to island at the latest my post. Besides, even in the central Japan as Tokyo, snow affect flights a few times in a year . Several years ago in Feb, I flew to HongKong from Narita on the day with recordable snowfall. I got to wait for two hours behind schedule. A deicing...

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by smolt
Wed Dec 12, 2001 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL-747 Coverd In Snow. Winter Is Here! :)
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

RE: JAL-747 Coverd In Snow. Winter Is Here! :)

The picture you saw is maybe from Sapporo airport in Hokkaido, northern Ireland of Japan. Every majar airline (JAL,ANA,JAS) has dozens of domestic flight to and from Sapporo, and they are served with wide body aircraft like 747, 777. Every winter stratified very cold air comes from the Continent to ...

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by smolt
Fri Dec 07, 2001 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non English ATC
Replies: 16
Views: 2951

Non English ATC

In France, I have heard they use the French languege for ATC communications
with domestic flights, and that sometimes
confuses non French pilots.
Does someone have any info about this?
Or it there any other country where non English ATC communication is performed?

Thanks for any info.
SMOLT

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by smolt
Thu Nov 29, 2001 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport In Kyoto Japan?
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

RE: Airport In Kyoto Japan?

Yes, in Kansai region we have two Airports KANSAI (RJBB); intl and domestic flights ITAMI (RJOO);domestics only, but used to be a full international AP before the Kansai started. Each of them is located in Osaka. And something like shuttle trains are available both from Osaka and Kyoto. Both Itami A...

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by smolt
Wed Nov 28, 2001 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security At Tokyo Narita
Replies: 3
Views: 1949

RE: Security At Tokyo Narita

To hear how Japanese Airport is looked is very interesting to me. Actually NRT security has been very tight since it opened in 1978, when the start up of this airport was once postponed because of so called "left wing" groups attacked and burn out the brandnew control tower a few days prior to the d...

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by smolt
Tue Nov 27, 2001 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-A300Crash Similair To Boac 707 At Mt.Fuji
Replies: 10
Views: 8362

Correction And

please allow me to correct the last mo post; the name of the book is "Mahha no Kyofu" (or "the fear of Mach"). And broken vertical fin reminded me of the crash of JAL B747SR in 1985,when cabin pressurized air blew out the fin through the hole of defectively fixed backward wall in the cabin. But in A...

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by smolt
Mon Nov 26, 2001 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Graceful Takeoff...
Replies: 36
Views: 1898

RE: The Most Graceful Takeoff...

full pay loaded B747's flights from NARITA in Japan non stop to Europe. They must have REAL full range take off without exception and struggle against gravitation. What happens if one engine stops ? About ATC, they have to contact two departure controls; NARITA and HANEDA because of insuffcient alti...

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by smolt
Mon Nov 26, 2001 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-A300Crash Similair To Boac 707 At Mt.Fuji
Replies: 10
Views: 8362

RE: AA-A300Crash Similair To Boac 707 At Mt.Fuji

The crash of BOAC 707 over Mt Fuji is the more impressive to me because; 1)reportedly it was the result of captain's effort to please his passengers, who were the first time and probably the last time visitor to my country by showing the representative landscape of Japanese highest symbolic mountain...

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by smolt
Sun Jul 30, 2000 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan's Southwest Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 3387

RE: Japan's Southwest Airlines

Hi, just a bit of information, in case you dont know. Seasonal topics- SW (so called "Nansei" in Japanese - "Nan" means South and "sei",west. This also used to be their call sign in ATC) used to escape their 737s to Taiwan, not other airports in Japan to avoid damage from typhoon. Nansei's territry ...

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by smolt
Thu Jan 13, 2000 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Nippon "Whales"
Replies: 3
Views: 1433

RE: All Nippon "Whales"

Hello.
ANA's whale painted 747 (called 'Marine
Jumbo')was repainted to usual one several years ago.
And recently it was replaced by 'Pokemon
Jet' (Pocket Monster). ANA has two Pokemons with different scheme; one is
400D for domestic and another is 400 for NRT-SFO USA flights.

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by smolt
Fri Nov 05, 1999 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Crashes
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

RE: Airline Crashes

Hi,everyone. Slcain, good idea. I've also wondered why in critical situation like the case in JAL JA8119 crash in 1985, cockpit crew cannot visually check their ships' status as to main wing, vertical stab and horizontal stab, latter two of which unable to observe to all on board. Leigh, yes certain...

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