Unfortunately none of those links work, which is a shame. I think the FAA one theoretically could be restored to flying condition, but I imagine corrosion would be an issue, not to mention expense. The Convair story is a really sad one, considering so much was lost on them. The reason that people ar...Jump to post
Well, the purpose of Jetstar is to combat competition from Virgin Blue (DJ). They have a market share at present of around 30% domestically, and Qantas have 70%. I believe Qantas will be happy for Jetstar to have whatever market that it happens to capture, as long as Virgin Blue doesn't go above 30-...Jump to post
The front of a 727 is extremely quiet...
I flew one once and was astonished at how quiet it was.
Also, the Vickers VC10 is supposed to have one of the quietest cabins ever - it was renowned for this when it was in service.
Individual screen off berths like on the Stratocruiser! Some kind of thing that would let the Flight Attendants cook hot chips in flight! It's the one thing I miss in airline food. Larger windows (bring on the 7E7 I say!) Rather than smoking or non-smoking, how about children or non-children? Let th...Jump to post
Personal favourite has to be, hands down -
The new British Airways uniform! Classic style with a modern twist! Not even in the same league as the previous uniform!
What a damned shame they don't have a Concorde to go with it!
From the Newsletter on the main page at www.airlinesimulation.com - AIRLINE v5.1 will be released in April and will include many new features: * a complete overhaul of the landing rights system * vastly increased aircraft database including different engine options * changes to staffing including ma...Jump to post
There was a massive thread about the Convair 880 about 2 weeks ago... http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1486239/4/ There are efforts afoot to preserve some 880s at the present time. I am not sure if any already are preserved however, maybe someone else can answer that.....Jump to post
I have Airline 5, and it comes with "one upgrade credit". Therefore, you can upgrade to Airline 5.1 when it comes out, or you can hold on to your credit and use it when Airline 6 comes out. It's your choice - it's one or the other. Airline 5.1 will be the last one to be available on the Windows 98 p...Jump to post
7 Concordes flying trans pacific <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT=...Jump to post
Easy to list them... Air Florida - cool colourscheme BOAC - as above, thought it looked classy except on a 747 <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Pan Am - enough said TWA - it was harsh when this went, their last livery was ace! Canadian Pacific British Caledonian East-Wes...Jump to post
1976... 1. Concorde begins commercial services, 21 January. 2. First non-stop flight, Tokyo to New York (Japan Airlines) 3. Distance record for civil aircraft set when a 747SP lands in Cape Town, 10,290 miles (South African Airways) 4. Salyut space station enters orbit 5. First pictures from the sur...Jump to post
Why would you be scared / nervous, ANA777Master?
I doubt I'd be nervous about flying on any aircraft, to be quite honest...
There's an awesome web site about the Stratocruiser - http://www.ovi.ch/b377/ It shows heaps of old brochures and pictures and things like that. As it's a lot of pictures, it may be a bit slow, but it's fun to check out! Cheers, Trent <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">Jump to post
Hello people, My favourite books are below. <li>By Pilots...</li> Comets & Concordes (and those I flew before) by <i>Peter Duffey</i> For Pilots Eyes Only by <i>Ned Wilson</i> <li>By Cabin Crew...</li> Fasten Your Seat Belts: History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin by <i>Valerie Lester</i> The Compa...Jump to post
My apologies InnocuousFox! I see that it's likely to ship with overseas maps - cool cool. Zak, I prefer the real Airline game to Airline Online. More functionality... What they'd be better off doing is programming the main game to support linkage via a server on the Internet. That would be great! Qu...Jump to post
Hello Aloha717200!! Aircraft Interiors - Airline 5 does that, check! Catering Companies - Airline 6 (due this month or May I hear) will do that apparently, but it will not let you choose a different company per sector. One company for entire airline. Competitors - Can't answer it for Airline, becaus...Jump to post
Sounds like a lot of fun! The big thing for me is for it to have the ability to be worldwide. Is it going to encompass the world, or will it be USA specific? I've been getting the vibe that the new game is US specific, and if that's the case it'll make me unhappy. Regarding Airline 5... The drawback...Jump to post
Well, I got to have a look at Airline Online, when someone sent me their User <acronym title="Normandie Aviation (France)">ID</acronym> and password to see if I could help them out from losing so much money. Interesting presentation actually! It looks really good with all the people playing from on ...Jump to post
Comets & Concordes (and those I flew before) by Peter Duffey For Pilots Eyes Only by Ned Wilson Fasten Your Seat Belts: History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin by Valerie Lester The Company We Kept by Jay Koren Pax, Slips & Dunlops - by Qantas Cabin Crew Swift Silent Superb - The Story of the Vicker...Jump to post
Agreed on Australia not giving <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> any more rights. You must remember that this Asian LCC is majority owned by Singapore business interests. As such, it's has nothing to do with Australia or Australia allowing more rights to <acronym title="Singapore Airl...Jump to post
I'm flabbergasted! That uniform is absolutely awesome! They look SO classy!!! My thought was - oh my god, the age of the Stewardess is back!! Top notch - well done!! I envy the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> staff who get to wear it!! Trent <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin...Jump to post
You'd hope so, wouldn't you... you do in the "real" game. I too have been nothing but surprised at the motley fleets people are cobbling together for Airline Online. What ever happened to fleet commonality, and a simple fleet means more profit? That's how I always run my airlines... Trent.Jump to post
Oh well you learn something every day! I've never read that before - then again, I've never come across any book that details inflight service. Actually, even in the Qantas cabin crew book, there isn't a lot about what was provided for inflight service. Hmm <img src="/discussions/graphics/smil...Jump to post
Tristar2000, I am not old either, I barely scrape into the age group thing that I am listed under - on the low end <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Maybe it's because I heard of PSA years ago due to my interest in Air Disasters, that could be it! Nothing wrong with n...Jump to post
The BOAC to British Airways schemes on the VC10 were pretty hideous... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/460071/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/460071/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/7/0/...Jump to post
Apparently they needed a lot of maintenance - as such, it was a shorter time between major checks to replace major components like wing spars. That's probably why they were phased out so quickly. However, they had been flying since the mid-1950s, so retirement in the late 60s wasn't too bad. I belie...Jump to post
It's a shame to hear that about the Tristar. I remember reading a big article about it in Airways or Airliners (one of the two) a number of years ago. They apparently chose that L1011 because it was built with the lower deck lounge for Pacific Southwest Airlines, and as such they could use that as t...Jump to post
My fondest memory was seeing the prototype being scrapped! Typical Airbus care for their history... Seriously though, I flew an A300B4-203 of Qantas (ex-Australian Airlines/TAA)... and it was a great flight on a great aircraft. I was well pleased to have been able to fly on one. To this day it's my ...Jump to post
Mirrodie, you should have leased aircraft rather than bought aircraft... also, I'm not sure, but did you sell bonds and get investors? Are you flying between two large cities that generate lots of traffic and therefore lots of money? Did you configure your seats? Don't tell me you leased two Concord...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing that! I think it's impossible to forget what Pan American and its staff gave to the world throughout the course of its existance. However, some people seem only interested in what is happening now, and don't seem to have any care for the past. I'm not one of those at all <im...Jump to post
Okay, here are some quotes about the Viscount from the book, "Viscount Comet & Concorde" by Stewart Wilson. Buy it, it's really good! From page 61 - "Some of the following quotes clearly indicate the extent of the revolution created by the Viscount, both in the operational and passenger acceptance s...Jump to post
Don't forget Vickers!
They proposed a double decker version of their gorgeous VC10, called the Superb.
Unfortunately, I don't have a scanner to scan the drawings!
Source: Silent Swift Superb: The Story of the Vickers VC10 by Scott Henderson.
Thanks for the information on the Jon Proctor book, appreciate it! Curt - good to see that a couple of the photos made it. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with the quality of the shots, and don't believe they should have been rejected. Don - Nice to see a post from you! Your shot of an Air Fl...Jump to post
Well done to the people sticking up for Lebanon! There is a large Lebanese community in Sydney, and over the years I've had many lebanese friends. It's certainly a country I would visit and not have any fears for my safety in. To those making disparaging remarks about the people who talk about <acro...Jump to post
Does the Jon Proctor book have a production list in it?
I can see some on the Internet, but no information about who inherited the new airframes...
Any information would be appreciated.
On another note... what happened to all the Convair archives? Did they go to some library?
The Viscount was a superb machine, and I believe 444 examples were sold throughout the world. A phenomenon common to Viscounts was the so called "Viscount jump" whereby passenger numbers would increase by a huge amount on any route a Viscount was put onto. This was due to the passenger appeal of the...Jump to post
Definitely an interesting picture, that one with all the engines!! I've been checking out www.convair880.com and it seems that nothing has been added to the restoration page since 2001. The main page has a copyright 2004 on it, but it doesn't seem like a lot is happening. It's plainly obvious that t...Jump to post