oooops, I missed this one... A few months ago, someone bashed <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> for having dirty flaps, from a picture taken from a landing in Beijing.. Was it this picture? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/824855/L...Jump to post
Well, Bridogger, you are right... This one only has the airbridge marks around the forward door: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/824748/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/824748/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG...Jump to post
Well, SSSOOOOOO easy to bash <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> and every other airline whose color is predominantly white. The fact is: the air is dirty! Has no one ever noticed that a car needs cleaning after a rain, more often than before? On a side note, we are actually breathing that same...Jump to post
After having been ousted from so many programs recently, what is there left for <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym>, in civil engines? Any chance that the ADP or something approaching might make it to the flight line, in view of the current fuel price hike?...Jump to post
I have long shed my old copies, but the french magazine Science et Vie published excerpts of the transcripts of the pilot's conversation prior to the Airbus crash, and I remember having read:
"Débranche alpha prot"
which means cut off alpha prot, said by the PIC...
Can anyone confirm?
It is true that problems do happen in <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>... At least, il was true everyday in the summer of '99. I don't know how much of it is an urban legend, but I've heard that there had been a test, somewhere in may '99, to see...Jump to post
I've been on a <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> A310 <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> twice, and taking off without flaps both times, even in the ...Jump to post
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Impressive, yes, but really, far from elegant... I kinda remember reading once, about Concorde, that someone in the design team said that it would work fine because it was beautiful... Well, even if the A380 was made by (sort of) the same company, I guess nobody stayed over from the Concorde design ...Jump to post
This thread brings back the memory of Concorde lifting up just in front of <acronym title="Transeast Airlines (Latvia)">T4</acronym>'s huge windows at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>... Everything was vibrating, when the wheels left the ground; such a gu...Jump to post
Slightly off topic, but I must say I am eager to see, one day, a post that will say: "I am so happy, my company will liquidate, I will lose my job, it will be so good for the economy, it wil so much help the other carriers, and it will give me such an incentive to look for a new job in this wonderfu...Jump to post
Great tribute, thanks a lot! Air Inter is the company in which I've flown the most; Mercure, Caravelle, A300, A320, A321, A330... They were selling in Canada the Airpass, which provided for a certain number of days, in which you could take as many flights as you whished... I managed to reap 4, once....Jump to post
Montréal Dorval was once Canada's gateway; there is a thread somewhere, talking about the reasons why it lost its proeminence, somewhere in the early 70s. Part of it is the range of the planes, which grew a lot. In fact, the airports mentioned for the transatlantic route were used during the war, as...Jump to post
At last, somebody thinks that it might just have been very hot in the cockpit, and only because of the summer sun...
Summer 1970, I wasn't yet two years old... Air France 747 from Dorval to Orly. I do not recall that flight, but, during that summer, I also took a Caravelle from Orly to Nice, and I remember having been invited in the flight deck... I couldn't see the pilots' faces, because they were so tall, and th...Jump to post
Well, these comments make me feel one of the old guys around... Because the flight in which I had the most "fun" was in an Air Inter Caravelle... Yes, that old thing, which I could feel accelerating and slowing down, a bit like a car... We were five, with my parents and sisters, and there were those...Jump to post
I love that one!
Other nicknames we could share in? Pleeease...
Flown 16 times in Air Inter's A300, all over France. No reg, I'm a lover but not a spotter... My most impressing flight ever happened in an Air Inter A300, though... There was that wonderful FrancePass, on Air Inter, that would allow you a few days of flying all around France (typically seven days.....Jump to post
(about Eurowhite and othe white planes...) Ah, those all white planes... Three reasons to dislike them: -They are so boring! -They make the fuselage look like a giant worm! -They get dirty so easily... One reason for airlines to like them: -Surely costs less to repaint in only one colour, without mo...Jump to post
"I pray that Boeing/Airbus along with <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym>/RR/PW can use all those brillant minds they have working for them to develop airplanes and engines that can burn significantly less fuel (and I am talking even less than the 7E7 will burn) if we hope to k...Jump to post
...Well, I missed a part of Boeing's explanations about the 747ADV, I think...
Is it true they are considering using bleedless engines for that developmental plane?
If the answer is "yes", funny they should dismiss that idea for the A330-A350..
Yet I may well be ignoring a few facts...
Do you fellow aviation enthusiasts remember the late eighties' projects of advanced propfan engines? All those wonderful machines projected to use 25% less fuel than 1992's engines? What happened? Now that carriers are crying about their huge fuel bills, haven't they got themselves to blame, for not...Jump to post
Yyz717, "The problem is the chronic underlying slow growth of Quebec's economy for a generation caused by the discriminatory and anti-English Bill 101, and provincial governments that have been socialist and/or separatist." Well, yes, of course! Thanks for illuminating us! We never thought of that! ...Jump to post
LH423, "Unfortunately Mirabel was born out of the illusions of grandeur that many in power in Québec held following the "revolution tranquille"." Mind you, the government responsible for the airport system was, and still is, the federal government, not the provincial one. Mirabel was borne out of Mr...Jump to post