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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 13220

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

Pilots are just humans, every statistic you see in the wider community you will find within pilot ranks. Except that selection and training is supposed to root out much of the unwanted character traits. On this forum we often hear "pilots are just humans, they deserve a second chance, they des...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 13220

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

Let's be very clear here. He showed up to work allegedly intoxicated because he is SICK, not because he lacks a certain moral character. Addiction is progressive and often times an addict's wake-up call is loss of career or incarceration...or both. It is very easy to be righteous about human behavi...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?
Replies: 65
Views: 8300

Re: What Is The Real Difference Among Full Service, LCC and ULCC Carriers?

One of the biggest differences, for me at least, is that many do not offer guaranteed connections (or connections of any kind in some cases).

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 13220

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

"Mr Jones added that Monaghan was "only a fraction" over the drink-drive limit of 80mg" In which case how did he get to the airport? If he drove himself, take away his driving license too. Normally airlines carpool their crews for the airport, unless BA is a small indie company™...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 13220

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

Pilots are just humans, every statistic you see in the wider community you will find within pilot ranks. Except that selection and training is supposed to root out much of the unwanted character traits. On this forum we often hear "pilots are just humans, they deserve a second chance, they des...

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by Virtual737
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilot removed from cockpit.
Replies: 52
Views: 13220

Re: BA pilot removed from cockpit.

"Mr Jones added that Monaghan was "only a fraction" over the drink-drive limit of 80mg"

In which case how did he get to the airport? If he drove himself, take away his driving license too.

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by Virtual737
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service
Replies: 71
Views: 13706

Re: 120 Million Pounds Raised to Return One Concorde to Service

What is the infatuation with the Concorde? The plane is long gone. Nothing is going to bring it back. Dreaming to restore it might very well be one of those mysteries that is never solved. Spending more money is not going to change things. I plead to all my fellow A.Netters. Please do not allow thi...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1897 SAT-PHX Diverted suffering hail damage
Replies: 64
Views: 9981

Re: AA1897 SAT-PHX Divert

this a five figure or six figure repair? i'm guessing not seven. You might be surprised. Lots of sheet metal damage, glass, avionics. Then composite parts like wing fences, and inspections of the engines after they ate all that hail. Replacing all slats will be spendy. If there is bulkhead and stri...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 13239

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

This is normal. Almost every ramper and definitely every airline I've ever seen treat bags this way. And honestly, this is gentle compared to what goes on down in the baggage handling rooms. This is normal. This is normal. This is normal. But it isn't right. But it isn't right. But it isn't right. ...

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by Virtual737
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10
Replies: 39
Views: 11290

Re: Bizarre landing by this UA DC-10

Yes, we do know where the runway starts, based on the hotels in the background. Both videos were taken from near the same area. It's clearly 25L or maybe 25R, although 25L is more common for landings. It looks like the cameras were slightly west of the threshold. 25L is nearly 11,100 ft. long, unle...

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by Virtual737
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Speed Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2452

Re: Ground Speed Question

Does it have to do with earth's rotation? No, that only effects you if you are taking off on a treadmill. ...but what if your cargo is a load of pigeons who are flying around the cabin all at the same time? You'll have a big mess to clean up when you eventually land. Wind probably wont affect that ...

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by Virtual737
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 13239

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

The thing that truly amazes me is the amount of people that think it is OK to treat other people's possessions like crap and use the "minimum wage" disclaimer to justify it.

It is not OK. It is far from OK. Change your damned attitudes.

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by Virtual737
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?
Replies: 17
Views: 1667

Re: Can "device" type ife be improved to make it closer to seatback ife?

A few points from me: 1.) Why do so many IFE systems still require a large box per row under the seats? If my tablet can hold far more content than exsting IFE systems... there is something very wrong with those existing IFE systems. 2.) Having worked with IT outsourcing companies for nearly 2 decad...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 31, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Speed Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2452

Re: Ground Speed Question

Imagine yourself on a windy day. The wind is blowing at 20 knots from the west. Standing still and facing west, your ground speed is 0 knots and your indicated airspeed is 20 knots. Now face east. To get an indicated airspeed of 20 knots, you would have to travel east over the ground at 40 knots. 20...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 31, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 14145

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

To remotely compare this to a couple with an infant lap child is off-base and distracting. But therein lies a problem. The aviation industry is great at closing the door after the horse has bolted. Shoes removed through security after a shoe bomber has already passed, for example. Child traffickers...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 31, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 14145

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Ok, I did misstate my thought, everybody boarding the plane needs ID. If that is not the requirement, why isn't it? The thread of course relates to the US, but don't assume this lack of ID required for children is worldwide. I believe in my home country (within Europe) it is not a government requir...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 31, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 14145

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

If a potential employer asks to see my law degree does that mean they suspect me of wrongdoing? Your law degree isn't proof enough of your qualification, I'm sorry. You'll need to prove to the building doorman, via Facebook and a handwritten note from your dead grandparents that you actually earned...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 31, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 14145

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

Are we now in a position where people cannot ask questions to others because of the colour of their skin... because, if so, I think that meets the definition of racism? No we are not. People can ask whatever they want as long as I don't need to answer. It might just be very unpolite. Exactly. This ...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 31, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 14145

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

If the gate agent has reasonable suspicion that the kid is there without the consent of the legal guardians he shall call police. If not stop molesting people. Agreed, and the gate agent didn't have reasonable suspicion after the parents were able to answer some easy questions and so had no need to...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 31, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 14145

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

I’m the offspring of mixed parents and life can be challenging. To this day I still get randomly selected almost every time for explosives swabs at Australian airports. Sorry to hear that you're treated that way in Australia. Does it mean that this occurence in the US must have been racially motiva...

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by Virtual737
Tue May 29, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 732 off the Runway at Wamena (WAVV) Indonesia)
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Re: Boeing 732 off the Runway at Wamena (WAVV) Indonesia)

Maybe the thrust reverser originally fell off the back of a lorry and now it's continuing the tradition?

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/fall+off+the+back+of+a+lorry

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by Virtual737
Tue May 29, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit location
Replies: 25
Views: 3955

Re: Cockpit location

ChrisKen wrote:
Why would you fix something that isn't broken with something more complicated. Mark I eyeball and a windscreen far more reliable than a video feed.


^^^^ here's your answer.

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by Virtual737
Wed May 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IL-62 installed on top of hotel at Graz
Replies: 11
Views: 2857

Re: IL-62 installed on top of hotel at Graz

Wow. That's not so much an aircraft stuck on top of a building as it is a building stuck under and aircraft.

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by Virtual737
Tue May 22, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest airports without full length taxiways
Replies: 60
Views: 9379

Re: Busiest airports without full length taxiways

PNH / VDPP Phnom Penh requires backtracking for both ends for takeoff.4.3 million passengers last year.

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by Virtual737
Tue May 22, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?
Replies: 76
Views: 11376

Re: Concorde, was it bound for disaster?

Let's just remember the era that Concorde was designed and built in. No car totally based on 1960's technology would get anywhere near approval for new sale today (or even 30 years ago) in the West.

Without pushing close to the edge we, as a species, would never achieve anything.

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by Virtual737
Tue May 22, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 10628

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

No seat row is so tight that the dog can't lay on the floor at the passenger's feet. A Great Dane is typically about the same weight as a healthy adult man (~70kg), is almost 3 feet tall and of course quite a bit longer. That dog would take up almost all the floor space of 3 seats. Totally legal or...

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by Virtual737
Mon May 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 10628

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

A passenger doesn't have to buy a seat for a service dog. Choice of a Great Dane may be ... unfortunate. Carriers can exclude animals that are too big. Other people's problems - allergies, 'uncomfortable' - can't be used as a reason to exclude passenger and service animal. Punching a pregnant woman...

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by Virtual737
Sat May 19, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding
Replies: 33
Views: 6944

Re: Flights Over Windsor and Royal Wedding

readytotaxi wrote:
Serves them right for building a castle so close to an Int. Airport. :rotfl:


Yeah but when the Americans built the castle shortly after winning the Battle of Britain for us nobody could have known how much it would grow.

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by Virtual737
Fri May 18, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 12941

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

I really don't get the constant bashing of the newest AA livery, especially when it comes mostly from North Americans. Yes the old paint job was iconic, but the new one is absolutely gorgeous. Seeing multiple birds together with their tails all lined up and it is truly a fantastic new brand. Get beh...

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by Virtual737
Thu May 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Re: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?

These lies the main problem with the interweb. Anonymity or perceived anonymity. Until people are prepared to act on the net the same as they do in "the real world" then things will only get worse. It is also far too easy to create multiple accounts on most social media and appear to be mu...

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by Virtual737
Mon May 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 112
Views: 27400

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

My "back of a fag packet" maths shows the taxi speed of the A333 at ~17 knots (+/- 10%). The A321 wasn't slighly out of the gate, it was around halfway out of the gate and the tip of the A333 wing was ~6 metres (+/- not a lot) beyond the rear of the A321. This wasn't a slight knick out of ...

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by Virtual737
Fri May 04, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the longest current/ever nonstop B747-400 route?
Replies: 21
Views: 5287

Re: Which is the longest current/ever nonstop B747-400 route?

Got to be careful with unit measurements too. Some posts here are quoting miles and others nautical miles. Quite the difference. I saw upthread the distance for LHR>NRT>LHR as 5974 miles per leg. I've flown that route a few times and it feels much shorter than LHR>KUL>LHR... because it is. greatcirc...

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by Virtual737
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 22329

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

A.net has turned into a haven for armchair quarterbacks who have nothing to add but their uninformed and biased opinions. It is so disheartening because this used to be a website where you could get factual, reputable information from people who actually know what they’re talking about. Save for th...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 22329

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Before we lynch the flight crew, some operational aspects to consider: High terrain and crew familiarity with the airport What was the METAR/weather for ABQ at the time? Is ABQ suitably equipped to handle a 767? How wide are the taxiways? Was it dark at the time? Is the runway equipped with centrel...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 22329

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

A big assumption being made is that simply diverting to a closer airport automatically means quicker medical care. All that means is the plane is probably on the ground quicker. It doesn't mean the people and equipment are also ready to get the passenger off the plane and to the appropriate emergen...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Public's View on Flight Attendants
Replies: 79
Views: 10125

Re: The Public's View on Flight Attendants

FAs are not there for your service! The whole role is about being there for your safety and security. That means, they are not there to help you stow away your bag, they are not there to get you a drink when you push the call bell. Stop being so lazy and get off your backside and get the drink your...

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by Virtual737
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger
Replies: 256
Views: 22329

Re: Family Suing AA Over Death of Passenger

Do you know what the weather was? Are you familiar with the equipment and performance spec of AA 767s? Do you know what the tech state was of the aircraft on the day in question?. Oh come on, you're going a bit far with some of these questions. I'll give you the one about weather, but..... This was...

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by Virtual737
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 23740

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

I am guessing she decided to show the agent who was boss, bad move. She did? Then that was a bad move. Can you provide links to any quotes, articles, interviews, or statements confirming she tried to show the agent who was boss? I doubt it. Jetwet1 wrote "I am guessing". Remind me to invi...

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by Virtual737
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates
Replies: 19
Views: 4095

Re: IFE censorship of hit movies on Emirates

I'm pretty sure most movies are censored / edited in some way on most airlines. I can't every remember an inflight movie that didn't have the "edited for content and screen size" type notice at the beginning. Remember that, especially when flying in Y, lots of other people including childr...

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by Virtual737
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 6996

Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

https://news.sky.com/story/algerian-mil ... s-11326146

Reported ~100 deceased. Down shortly after takeoff. RIP to those involved and thoughts with their family and friends.
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https://news.sky.com/story/algerian-mil ... s-11326146

Reported ~100 deceased. Down shortly after takeoff. RIP to those involved and thoughts with their family and friends.

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by Virtual737
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 9640

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

[Grammar police] Nothing can be more or less unique than anything else. Uniqueness doesn't have varying degrees, so an item is either unique or it isn't. Other examples would be "dead" or "perfect". I cannot be more dead than someone else, although many would say I'm less perfect...

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by Virtual737
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What are ET's most profitable long-haul routes?
Replies: 22
Views: 5972

Re: What are ET's most profitable long-haul routes?

Sorry but after reading the title I couldn't help but think of a Steven Spielberg character on a long haul trip in a bicycle basket across the moon. Not sure if it was profitable.

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by Virtual737
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 20242

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

I find it sad that so many people think because they paid a few hundred dollars for a slip of paper, they think they are merely allowed to do whatever they want to airline workers. So many people on here seem to share that sentiment even though they won't outright admit it. I find it sadder that, w...

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by Virtual737
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern launch WUH - LHR
Replies: 20
Views: 4176

Re: China Southern launch WUH - LHR

planemanofnz wrote:
I wonder whether WUH is subsidizing this flight?


Let's hope not, Boeing might sue them.

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by Virtual737
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 214
Views: 20242

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

I can understand that being videod while doing your job would be annoying. It would certainly annoy me. However, the camera was not 'in his face'. There was clearly several feet between the two. My main point is.... if you've given good service and someone points a camera at you because they don't h...

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by Virtual737
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miscellaneous aircraft at KUL
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

Re: Miscellaneous aircraft at KUL

I was there a couple of times last month and saw a white triple 7 (I think) that I didn't recognise. Took a photo on my phone on max zoom and the writing was Nesma Airlines plus some Arabic. Nesma is Saudi but there was a Malaysian flag adorning the front. It was sitting between the 2 main terminals...

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by Virtual737
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?
Replies: 48
Views: 9036

Re: How long will Kalitta Charters II keep the 727?

TVNWZ wrote:
Air Horse One! "Flying Champions since 1969."


Very good!

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by Virtual737
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: February 3rd: DHL 767 circling west of Orlando at 1100ft - why?
Replies: 17
Views: 5040

Re: February 3rd: DHL 767 circling west of Orlando at 1100ft - why?

crownvic wrote:
that is right over Disney...........


Mickey Mouse company.

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by Virtual737
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near miss near TLV
Replies: 11
Views: 4656

Re: Near miss near TLV

Near miss. They missed each other, but they were very near/close. Of course it was a near hit. If it was a near miss there would have been a collision. One of the peculiarities of the English language. I used to think the same until I realised the word is 'near' and not 'nearly'. In other words it ...

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by Virtual737
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Body found on HNL runway
Replies: 31
Views: 13445

Re: Body found on HNL runway

superjeff wrote:
Except on TV, there is no Hawaii 5-0. Hawaii has no State police force.


You've just ruined my childhood. I'm watching Titanic later so no spoilers please.

RIP to this tragic soul.

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