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by zeke
Wed May 04, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID
Replies: 35
Views: 9457

Re: GemAir C208 Crash - Burley, ID

NTSB preliminary report has been released https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/104938/pdf It would appear from the witness report the aircraft had commenced a climb again for a missed approach On April 13, 2022, about 0832 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 2...

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by zeke
Wed May 04, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7196

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

Still cannot agree with you, there was heaps of 744s available for conversions, lots of locations, did not make the program successful because there was too much belly space available on passenger aircraft.

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by zeke
Wed May 04, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: Languishing predator that once conquered the fourholers' empire - the future of Boeing 777

Hi Mario,

Not sure how long it took you to make that post, it is very difficult to read with all of the embedded pictures. Would you be able to post that again without the manufacturers logos etc ?

Thank you

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by zeke
Wed May 04, 2022 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8422

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

Bees CAN survive the Alaska winter (and I believe more and more "amateur hive" keepers are attempting to do so) given the correct care and procedures. It's by now means a sure thing, with geographic location playing a big part, but it is done and more frequently than you might surmise. Th...

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by zeke
Wed May 04, 2022 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7196

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

Similar happened on the 737NG, prices dropped as the market factored in the MaX, when the MAX was grounded it reversed. These 77W conversions are not instant, it will take a couple of years to build and certify them by that stage passenger traffic will have rebounded and the 77X should be entertaine...

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by zeke
Tue May 03, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7196

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

lightsaber wrote:
The insanely low prices of 77W stock is shifting the market.


I think this is short term, with the delays in the 77X it will mean that many 77Ws will remain in service for a few more years.

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by zeke
Tue May 03, 2022 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7196

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

But transpacific pax traffic isn't coming back anything like it was before. Before the pandemic With China and Japan still closed, that is understandable. Transpacific freight is generally one way, passenger flights can get revenue both directions. We all know that the passengers in the front of th...

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 76017

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

How long have QF had those slots for? Prior to the rise of the ME3 QF used to have four daily 744 into LHR, via BKK, SIN, HKG- project sunrise perfectly allows QF to tap back into that yielding traffic. They have had the slots for a long long time. Couple of years ago on one of these sunrise thread...

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7196

Re: Third 777-300ER P2F conversion launched with an order for three 777-300ERCF aircraft

With life getting back to normal in a post covid world, we will see more and more freight end up under floor on passenger aircraft.

The demand for these conversations will decrease, the silly money for air freight will end

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 2787

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

Zeke, already explained to you the practice here in the US and the FAA stance on the matter. In the case of the US does. If you have a issue on the matter, you can always contact a POI or regional FSDO on the matter. FAA logging of flight time isn’t clear as mud, just like their stance of logging P...

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific
Replies: 24
Views: 7214

Re: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific

I believe there is an issUe with the older CityFlyer A332s in that they had a light weight floor which may preclude freighter conversion. These floors meant these planes were never able to have the original Skybed J class seats installed. Floor gets replaced anyway snd replaced with the cargo loadi...

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific
Replies: 24
Views: 7214

Re: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific

Would not be surprised if the older -200s end up with express freighters

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 76017

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

kriskim wrote:
I think your mistaken, Skywest had some old A320’s prior to VA taking them over. Network got old JQ A320’s and had already been acquired by QF for quite some time.


I probably have is $$a about

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 76017

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

NWK seem to be moving towards an A320 fleet with Jetstar hand-me-downs. For any remote strips that can’t support the A320 then it would probably be more efficient to sub-contract that to Alliance who will probably fly the F100 for another 10 years. Network had A320s prior to QF taking them over, so...

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 76017

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

RyanairGuru wrote:
CASA may not permit combined 787/777 or 330/350 fleets


They will be the same type rating

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 76017

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

seat1a wrote:
Any thoughts on Dep/Arr times out of SYD to LHR and JFK and back? Would it daily? I read above the LHR and JFK would require 8 frames? Seems like a lot.


I guess around a 10 am departure from SYD arriving around 6am, leaving LHR around 8am arriving SYD around 6pm

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by zeke
Mon May 02, 2022 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 76017

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

For replacing the A380 why not go for a fleet of 12 777-9s? The 777-9 is closer in size to the A380 then the A350-1000 is and would be perfect for Qantas’s slot-constrained SYD hub. I’m sure Boeing could offer Qantas a good deal on some 777-9s that Qantas wouldn’t refuse. I think by the time the A3...

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by zeke
Sun May 01, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 2787

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

I asked for the regulation, please provide the reference. FDPs/ FTLs have nothing to do with what goes in the logbook. Under part 61 regulation I provided above, bunk time in your logbook are fake hours, only hours at a crew member station is the rule. A PIC I can log bunk time, not the SIC. If you ...

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by zeke
Sun May 01, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 76017

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

Press release is finally out: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-group-announces-major-aircraft-order-to-shape-its-future/ As stated in news release A350-1000 will be configured with 238 seats, 2 more that the 789’s though 40% will be dedicated to premium seats 6F/52J/40C/140Y ...

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by zeke
Sun May 01, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 2787

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

This is very regulatory depended. FAA sees it differently due to rest requirements of Part 117. Part 121 crews typical log the entire flight time and SIC (PIC if you signed the release as PIC) time if you are the operating crew member listed on the release. Which also includes the observer seats as...

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by zeke
Sun May 01, 2022 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

Re: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?

ETOPS/EDTO approvals are like other add on approvals to an AOC, like LVO, RNP, RVSM, EFBs etc. these really have nothing to do with individual aircraft or individual types, they are granted when the operator has demonstrated they have the necessary procedures, training, maintenance, and operational ...

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by zeke
Sun May 01, 2022 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022
Replies: 300
Views: 38649

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2022

Cathay Pacific has been banned for 7 days from today for operating passenger flights between SYD and HKG after 3 passengers were Covid positive on a flight from SYD-HKG on Saturday https://twitter.com/journodannyaero/status/1520387433019621377?s=21&t=t9EOCa8ZKtH2ho3PT7hpxw That all changed as o...

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by zeke
Sun May 01, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific
Replies: 24
Views: 7214

Re: Qantas A330-200 Transpacific

Qantas 787's has been stretched thin long before pandemic to a point that the new MEL-LAX/SFO flight (MEL-LAX being the second-daily QF95/6) departs late in the evening to utilise the plane from London. With 747s out of the image it's no wonder they're already stretched thin - particularly when A38...

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by zeke
Sun May 01, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)
Replies: 369
Views: 76017

Re: Qantas/Airbus to launch Project Sunrise and firm narrowbody order tomorrow (2 May 22)

https://www.airbus.com/sites/g/files/jl ... Family.pdf

"True long range leader flying up to 9,700nm***"

"***ULR configuration"
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LAX772LR wrote:
Has Airbus even confirmed that there'll be such an aircraft?


from https://www.airbus.com/sites/g/files/jl ... Family.pdf

"True long range leader flying up to 9,700nm***"

"***ULR configuration"

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by zeke
Sun May 01, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the Pratt & Whitney GTF reliability issues fixed now?
Replies: 47
Views: 8360

Re: Are the Pratt & Whitney GTF reliability issues fixed now?

This article is from a year ago and says there have been 1,000 aircraft delivered with P&W GTF. That would put the number of engines at well over 2,000 today. https://www.aviationpros.com/engines-components/aircraft-engines/press-release/21223079/pratt-whitney-pratt-whitney-gtf-engines-now-powe...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are the Pratt & Whitney GTF reliability issues fixed now?
Replies: 47
Views: 8360

Re: Are the Pratt & Whitney GTF reliability issues fixed now?

I think P&W have just delivered their 1000th GTF engine, the engine type must be doing some significant hours now.

Guess 4000+ hours a day

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by zeke
Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Junkers JU-52 NG planned
Replies: 53
Views: 9058

Re: Junkers JU-52 NG planned

Not a known ice airplane, for starters, unlike the American-built aircraft in that list (I don't know if the Let is certified for flight into known icing, but it does have a weather radar.) So, its functionally a VFR aircraft. Not sure if that is a real issue, the humanitarian work I am thinking of...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

DualQual wrote:
How much time do have in the -400 or MAX to back up that proclamation?


How much time do you have on a A330/A350 ?

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15295

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

ReverseFlow wrote:
zeke wrote:
Ashtrays are still a certification requirement on airliners.
Are the cockpit ones part of it, too?
The ones I've seen are removable and I bet end up a lot elsewhere than cockpits!


I cannot recall, I think smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and ask trays are required in toilets.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Junkers JU-52 NG planned
Replies: 53
Views: 9058

Re: Junkers JU-52 NG planned

It has been announced along with some other smalller Junkers designs the famous JU-52 with it’s hallmark corrugated metal finish from WW2 will go back into production with twin V8 engines burning Jet A1. “ The JU-52 NG, will be built using the same corrugated aluminium sheet metal skin over a hollo...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15295

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

Ashtrays are still a certification requirement on airliners.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15295

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

Can't find this "report" on BEA website. Latest press release in french dated from July 6th 2018. The BEA would have been an observer for this investigation, the lead investigator was Egypt. It is up to the Egyptians to release information. I don’t think BEA made the report public, it mad...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Junkers JU-52 NG planned
Replies: 53
Views: 9058

Re: Junkers JU-52 NG planned

The JU-52NG would be a useful replacement for the BN-2 still used around the world in humanitarian roles flying into short unprepared runways.

Not to mention to resume the scenic flights after the last JU-52 crash.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15295

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

Correct. Which is why it's strange that the BEA says that the cigarette ignited the O2. If you want to split hairs, it was not the BEA that made that statement, it was the newspaper. With the addition of one word to change it to “ignited from oxygen” would also make sense. Also splitting hairs soli...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Junkers JU-52 NG planned
Replies: 53
Views: 9058

Junkers JU-52 NG planned

It has been announced along with some other smalller Junkers designs the famous JU-52 with it’s hallmark corrugated metal finish from WW2 will go back into production with twin V8 engines burning Jet A1. “ The JU-52 NG, will be built using the same corrugated aluminium sheet metal skin over a hollow...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15295

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

A cigarette when exposed to 100% oxygen will burn, and it will quickly ignite anything nearby

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15295

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

889091 wrote:
Are the masks supplied with 100% pure O2? I thought the human body can't handle pure O2 for extended periods?


Depends on your definition of extended, the mask will supply even oxygen under pressure. It is there for depressurisation and smoke procedures

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 2275

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

I flew the A330, A340 and A350 as a common fleet at SAA. I however felt the A330/350 common type rating was a bit of a stretch. Surely the A350 and A380 are more closely aligned. The A330/A350 are far more similar in terms of procedures and handling than say the 737-400 and 737-8 MAX. I'm not quite...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 2787

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

None of my wide body, long haul friends bother to keep a log book anymore. I haven't kept one for a very long time either, as a narrow body lifer. Why is that. Is that even legal. I keep a digital logbook which is perfectly legal, if the regulator asks for it I have to print it out and bind it as a...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 2787

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

To begin, I think there is agreement among pilots and regulating authorities that all three can credit the full flight time under the "Total time" or "Total Duration of Flight" column, so in your example, all three pilots log 12 hours of total flight time. What may vary is how t...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

Re: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?

The approval is more related to the airline, not the aircraft. Airlines are approved by regulators (CASA in terms of QF) to conduct ETOPS, not specific aircraft tails. It is that regulatory approval which limits the times and routes they can operate.

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by zeke
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31620

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

The BEA have release their preliminary findings https://bea.aero/fileadmin/user_upload/BEA_-_Press_Release_270422.pdf In short, nothing wrong with the aircraft, it was pilot inputs. “No failure warning was activated during the occurrence10. No anomaly was observed on the aeroplane. At this stage, th...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15295

BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

A report today in the New York Post (and similar stories are in other papers around the world) has given some insight into the EgyptAir MS804 crash, this was n A320 from CDG to CAI in 2016. The BAE has concluded the pilots oxygen mask which is normally stowed just to the side of their seat was leaki...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 283
Views: 67766

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

Law firms in the UK follow the instructions of their clients. Don't blame the lawyers for the position Qatar find itself in. I do not for one moment think QR did not get one of the top law firms in the UK to deal with this. They would have done their homework and I think just blaming the lawyers fo...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8438

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

Over 15 posts so far and no idea what this is about. Quick version! Red Bull sponsored a plane swap stunt. 2 aircraft were flown to a certain altitude close to eachother. Both planes were put into a nose down attitude, and the pilots jumped out of each aircraft. Their goal was to switch aircraft by...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8438

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

I don’t see how it’s any different than any of the other stunts people have been doing since Evil. The faa should make sure it’s done safely and probably over private line and and restricted airspace. But they should be the judge of what public interest. A lot of people find daring feats interestin...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 14481

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

Hard to compare the two. The YouTuber intentionally bailed with no plan to recover the aircraft. He was out to create a plane crash video. Not having the FAA’s OK is a problem in itself, but the Red Bull stunt didn’t set out to crash any aircraft. Two planes set off with two pilots, the stunt being...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 14481

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

I would let him Ed an exuded visa process reapply for his PPL, he meets the technical requirements, let him go through the process, get his hopes up, and then deny his medical on not being a fit and proper person. But doesn't having a criminal record prevent one from getting any sort of Pilot's Lic...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 14481

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

I disagree, I think prison terms don't seem unreasonable. What they SHOULD do is make him unable to re-apply for a PPL. I would let him reapply for his PPL, he meets the technical requirements, let him go through the process, get his hopes up, and then deny his medical on not being a fit and proper...

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