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by Pacific
Thu Apr 27, 2000 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak Approach
Replies: 5
Views: 2421

RE: Kai Tak Approach

Anyone sitting on the left hand side of the plane would miss the best bit. The plane flies over old housing. The plane goes lower and lower and if you sit on the right hand side of the plane, you'll see them buildings rushing by you real close underneath. That is spectaular and kind of scary. As th...

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by Pacific
Thu Apr 27, 2000 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nissan Rocks!
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

RE: Nissan Rocks!

The Nissan Sunny is much better over here than it's Toyota rival, the Corolla.

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by Pacific
Wed Apr 26, 2000 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Hijack In 1994
Replies: 9
Views: 4491

RE: Air France Hijack In 1994

Thanks for so much information about the hijack. Pity about that plane.....

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by Pacific
Wed Apr 26, 2000 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hesitation On Flying A Russian Jet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2228

RE: Hesitation On Flying A Russian Jet?

Last time I checked the new russian jets, it said on the site "No write-offs yet" so why not try them? I wouldn't touch the older ones though.

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by Pacific
Wed Apr 26, 2000 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are People Scarred Of Flying?
Replies: 20
Views: 3414

RE: Why Are People Scarred Of Flying?

Some of those people don't know how the plane works. I've heard that some people cannot accept that "such a heavy hunk metal" could fly safely.

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by Pacific
Tue Apr 25, 2000 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sad About The Dc-10 And MD-11
Replies: 11
Views: 5383

RE: Sad About The Dc-10 And MD-11

Personally, I really hate the Dc-10's. I got sick (rare occurance) on them. The ones JAL has have a really old interior which is yellow from age. I think, they'll be in the skies for some time yet and I guess ORBIS would find it hard to buy a new jet to replace their operating theatre in their DC-1...

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by Pacific
Tue Apr 25, 2000 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Hijack In 1994
Replies: 9
Views: 4491

Air France Hijack In 1994

I saw a camera footage of an Air France hijack which happened in 1994 and how the French SWAT team (do they call it GIGN?) stormed it. Is the plane still in use? They threw two or three grenades into the cockpit so it must have been pretty messy after that. The plane looked like a B767.

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by Pacific
Tue Apr 25, 2000 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Reliability Worse Than China Northwest!
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

RE: Qantas Reliability Worse Than China Northwest!

I read in recently in a Hong Kong newspaper about drop in safety standards. They listed quite a lot of recent accidents. Philippine Airlines which was branded as "One of the few rotten apples of the Airline Industry" by the Washington based Air Travellers Association (which I STRONGLY disagree) see...

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by Pacific
Tue Apr 25, 2000 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thrust Settings On 777&A330 As Opposed To A340&747
Replies: 6
Views: 5053

RE: Thrust Settings On 777&A330 As Opposed To A340&747

I do think that the A340 is kind of a slug as M0.8 is kind of slow for an ultra long-haul craft. Just as the others say, the engines doesn't have to be pushed as hard. For example, you might be able to maintain M0.8 on a 777 with 75%N1 compared with 85%N1 on an A340. (These N1 figures are inaccurat...

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by Pacific
Sat Apr 22, 2000 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Plane? Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 3492

RE: What Is Your Favorite Plane? Why?

I love the A330/340 because the engine noise level in the cabin is lower than average. These planes are pretty new and modern too. I'm sure that the B777 is a superb plane but I've never been on it.
The Japan Airlines DC-10's are just horrible so watch out!

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by Pacific
Fri Apr 14, 2000 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 What Is Your Opinion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2964

RE: 747-400 What Is Your Opinion?

Pretty good.....but it's kind of getting a little old.

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by Pacific
Thu Apr 13, 2000 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10-30ER Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2179

RE: DC-10-30ER Questions

The Series 30, an intercontinental model with a range of approximately 5,900 miles (9,493 km), also introduced in 1972, is equipped with General Electric CF6-50 fanjets.
(Copied and pasted straight from the Boeing Homepage.)
Hope this helps!

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by Pacific
Wed Apr 12, 2000 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metal Scheme Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

RE: Metal Scheme Airlines - American 767

Didn't United have a bare metal scheme a VERY long time ago? Maybe 15 years ago? I saw a photo of their DC-10 with that scheme.

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by Pacific
Wed Apr 12, 2000 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous Airplanes On TV, Movies And Music Videos.
Replies: 36
Views: 8211

RE: Famous Airplanes On TV, Movies And Music Videos.

That plane in "Speed" which the bus rammed into looked quite like an antique and had 4 engines. I think it was a B-707.

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by Pacific
Wed Apr 12, 2000 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Range Airline Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 1860

RE: Short Range Airline Flights

China Southern flies a very short hop from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. I was unable to get information of the aircraft type, cruising altutude and flying time from their homepage. It's a mere 100Km though.

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by Pacific
Tue Apr 11, 2000 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cruising Speeds
Replies: 1
Views: 1286

Cruising Speeds

Why are some of the cruising speeds of jet airliners so different? I know the engines differ in power but why don't manufactureres such as Airbus and Boeing design their planes so that the speeds about the same? A B737-400 flies at a rather slow M 0.745 while the MD-11 flies at fast speed of M 0.87....

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by Pacific
Tue Apr 11, 2000 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United In Hong Kong
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

RE: United In Hong Kong

I thought a 767-200ER version could fly 12,300km(Source: Boeing Homepage) so it is capable of flying from, let's say LAX.

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by Pacific
Tue Apr 11, 2000 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Chinese Airline
Replies: 8
Views: 1860

RE: Apology

Sorry, I know that those two are definately the best but I wanted to know about the mainland carriers, not the HK based ones!

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by Pacific
Tue Apr 11, 2000 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Club At Chek Lap Kok
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

RE: There Isn't One.

CX flyboy is correct. There was an ad on TV recently about a golf course in the heart of the city. It is very sad to see the old place being broken up. They started digging up the tarmac a couple of months back.

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by Pacific
Tue Apr 11, 2000 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Chinese Airline
Replies: 8
Views: 1860

Best Chinese Airline

The thing which strikes me is that practically all of the Chinese Airliners don't seem to be that good. On a flight from Hong Kong to Guilin, China Southern served canned porrige. I heard that on Xiamen Airlines you only get poor grade bread for food. I'm just wondering which airline is a 'good one'.

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by Pacific
Tue Apr 11, 2000 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WHO HAS The Best Tail?
Replies: 57
Views: 3715

RE: WHO HAS The Best Tail?

British Airways had some cool tail patterns which weren't the standard tail which I liked very much. Cathay Pacific has got a nice tail as well.

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by Pacific
Mon Apr 10, 2000 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Section Devoted To Route Maps!
Replies: 17
Views: 2530

RE: A Section Devoted To Route Maps!

Great idea. I think classic route maps are pretty cool!

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by Pacific
Mon Apr 10, 2000 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OK, So How About Wide Body?
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

RE: OK, So How About Wide Body?

A340. I've never flown on B777 and I've flown on B747's so much that I'm kind of sick of them. The interior is akind of ageing as well and there is not as much space.

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by Pacific
Mon Apr 10, 2000 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Narrow-body Preference?
Replies: 33
Views: 1910

RE: Your Narrow-body Preference?

I've been on the B 727, B737-300 and A320 and I liked the A320 out of the three. Maybe it was the airline. The service can make a lot of difference as the other two were Chinese Airlines while the A320 was Dragonair based in HK.

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by Pacific
Fri Apr 07, 2000 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safe Landing After Pilot's Heart Attack
Replies: 11
Views: 3928

RE: Safe Landing After Pilot's Heart Attack

I heard that a pilot of a cessna flying over the Philippines to Manila died in mid-flight of a heart attack and a passanger had to take over. He managed to land the plane safely into the sea.

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by Pacific
Fri Apr 07, 2000 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dumped Fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 1414

RE: Dumped Fuel

This topic was in the forum a couple of months back and people said the fuel vaporizes within 5000ft.

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by Pacific
Fri Apr 07, 2000 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Need Some Information On Aviation Safety!
Replies: 9
Views: 3899

RE: I Need Some Information On Aviation Safety!

Go to:

http://airsafe.com

It has plenty of information about air safety as well as crash statistics of various major airlines etc. I haven't actually finished exploring that site, since it's got so much information!

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by Pacific
Wed Apr 05, 2000 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Does It Take To Fly LAX-JFK?
Replies: 7
Views: 40155

RE: Ben88

I know that. I used the search but I couldn't find it!

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by Pacific
Wed Apr 05, 2000 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Does It Take To Fly LAX-JFK?
Replies: 7
Views: 40155

How Long Does It Take To Fly LAX-JFK?

How long on average does a flight from Los Angeles International to John F Kennedy Airport in New York take? 7 hours?

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by Pacific
Mon Apr 03, 2000 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite AIRPORT,AIRLINE And AIRCRAFT.
Replies: 102
Views: 5667

RE: Favorite AIRPORT,AIRLINE And AIRCRAFT.

I like Dragonair the best. Good service, clean cabins and good food.
So far, the best plane I've been on is the A340. I've never been on the 777.

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by Pacific
Fri Mar 31, 2000 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missed Approaches
Replies: 6
Views: 1882

RE: Missed Approaches

Difficult approaches such as the old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong are easily missed. I heard that it was common there but never been or seen one before.

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by Pacific
Fri Mar 31, 2000 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Rules Your Home Airport?
Replies: 119
Views: 5681

RE: Which Airline Rules Your Home Airport?

Cathay Pacific rules my home airport at Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong.

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by Pacific
Thu Mar 30, 2000 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?
Replies: 53
Views: 5953

RE: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?

If anyone wondered how far Guangzhou from Hong Kong is, the route which I thought was strange, it's about 100km. Very short for a flight.

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by Pacific
Thu Mar 30, 2000 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?
Replies: 53
Views: 5953

RE: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?

If anyone wondered how far Guangzhou from Hong Kong is, the route whiI thought was strange, it's about 100km. Very short for a flight.

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by Pacific
Wed Mar 29, 2000 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway Lengths
Replies: 6
Views: 2804

RE: Runway Lengths

I've managed to land a 737-400 at Charles Muni in flight sim 98 which was just over 3000 feet long.

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by Pacific
Wed Mar 29, 2000 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?
Replies: 53
Views: 5953

RE: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?

Hong Kong-Guangzhou by China Southern Airlines. I see several flights a day in the Air Movements Timetable in the newspapers. There are plenty of corss-border ferries, buses and trains serving that route. Very short distance for a flight too!

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by Pacific
Tue Mar 28, 2000 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Realistic Is Pandora's Clock?
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

RE: Killjoy

Well, I saw the stuff about the UA cargo door on a TV program on Star World a real long time ago starring Gillian Anderson. It was about plane crashes. Was the Ambassador's phone on pandora's Clock Iridium or something? Heard in the program it couldn't be blocked. Do you guys also know about this U...

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by Pacific
Mon Mar 27, 2000 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Realistic Is Pandora's Clock?
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

How Realistic Is Pandora's Clock?

I recently watched the final episode of Pandora's clock and I saw the B747-200 having engines no.3 and 4 shot off the plane. The pilot managed to land the plane. Can a person acctually do it in real life when there is a dead weight on the left while the engines force the plane to the right?

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by Pacific
Tue Mar 14, 2000 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can A De Havilland DHC-7 Fly On Two Engines?
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Thanks

Thanks for your replies, Navion and Buff!

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by Pacific
Fri Mar 10, 2000 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can A De Havilland DHC-7 Fly On Two Engines?
Replies: 3
Views: 2227

Can A De Havilland DHC-7 Fly On Two Engines?

Just wondering, can a De Havilland (Boeing) Canada Dash 7 still fly when two of the four engines fail? There is a DHC 7 Asian Spirit flight to an airstrip near Boracay, Philippines and people there said that it can.

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by Pacific
Sat Mar 27, 1999 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5th Engine!?
Replies: 5
Views: 846

RE: 5th Engine!?

Dear

I remember reading history of boeing 747 development, and this was happend druing a fly testing.

Pacific

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by Pacific
Thu Dec 03, 1998 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Nippon
Replies: 3
Views: 210

RE: All Nippon

Sad new. I always chose ANA when flying to asia. it this the best asian airline I believe. Probably asian crisis made ANA sell they aircrafts ?. Anyway I just coming back from the west-coast saftly flying Southwest Air on they 737-700 the fastest, farest, newest of the 737 series. I will go to Cambo...

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by Pacific
Thu Nov 26, 1998 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest and Longest Comm. Flights
Replies: 6
Views: 849

RE: Shortest and Longest Comm. Flights

The longest PNH-BKK-NRT-ORD (30+ hours including trasit)
The shortest PNH-SRP

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by Pacific
Thu Nov 26, 1998 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest and Largest Comm. Planes
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

RE: Smallest and Largest Comm. Planes

For me

The largest is 747-400
The smallest: I don't know what aircraft, it within Fiji air from Nandi to Suva (Fiji island), one front-engine, accomodated 6 passenger.

Pacific

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by Pacific
Thu Nov 26, 1998 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumbo jets
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

RE: Jumbo jets

Mine are:
Boeing747-200 (Japan airline, ANA, Air Pacific, Thai, NW, United).
747-400 (JAL, ANA, NW, BA)
767-200,-300 (Vietnam Airline, Air Pacific)
A300-600 (Thai, Malaysia Airline)
DC10 (China Eastern, Thai)

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by Pacific
Thu Nov 26, 1998 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-8000?
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

RE: A340-8000?

The new generation of Airbus will be A3XX (see www.airbus.com)

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by Pacific
Thu Nov 26, 1998 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Chicago
Replies: 13
Views: 1294

RE: Airlines in Chicago

I'd like to add one more:
ANA (All Nippon Airways)

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by Pacific
Sat Nov 21, 1998 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lao Aviation
Replies: 0
Views: 948

Lao Aviation

Dear all

I learn that Lao Aviation has to ground all its planes but one ATR 72, does anyone know if there is any more news about the airline?

Pacific

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