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by andz
Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Slow Climb
Replies: 109
Views: 20855

RE: A340 Slow Climb

Fully loaded may be one thing, but try being on a 340-600 with 30 pax and no cargo doing an airshow display, that thing climbs like the space shuttle when those RR motors are wound up!

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by andz
Fri Feb 20, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does CO Ever Plan To Change Their Safety Video?
Replies: 12
Views: 4667

RE: Does CO Ever Plan To Change Their Safety Video?

Safety announcements and videos need to hold the passengers' attention or they are worthless, I remember the first time I flew domestic in the US, Northwest from La Guardia to Detroit, the person making the announcements spoke so fast it was unintelligible, obviously something just to get out of the...

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by andz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744's At LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 3145

RE: 744's At LHR

According to my contact at JSA it was delayed the previous evening due to a fuel leak on ZS-SAK, they changed the aircraft to ZS-SAZ.

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by andz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744's At LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 3145

RE: 744's At LHR

Did either of you get the registration? I have a contact at flight ops JNB that I could contact.

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by andz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744's At LHR
Replies: 14
Views: 3145

RE: 744's At LHR

It is unusual, SAA has 3 flights a day from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>: <acronym title="South African Airways">SA</acronym> 221 dep 21:15 arr <acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym> 09:15 +1 <...

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by andz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde - What A Memory!
Replies: 25
Views: 2879

RE: Concorde - What A Memory!

My first memory of Concorde is a bit older, I remember when I was in high school in the 70s it would come to Johannesburg for hot and high testing (runway elevation is 5,557ft asl). One year we were writing exams and it was coming right over our school every 20 minutes, which is distracting to say t...

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by andz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Old International Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 5137

RE: Odd Old International Routes

Gardermoen The reason I recall this being a <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 is that it used to blast out over our house every Sunday morning, I know it was a long time ago and Altzheimer's is setting in but I do recall asking about the routing and being told what I said above...

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by andz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?
Replies: 36
Views: 6409

RE: 2-5-2/3-3-3 Configuration In 777's! Whats Ya Fave?

Only flown 777 twice, American <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and it was 2-5-2, I th...

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by andz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Old International Routes
Replies: 31
Views: 5137

RE: Odd Old International Routes

Back in the 70s <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> used to operate a <acronym title="Servivensa (Venezuela)">VC</acronym>-10 <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">J...

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by andz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First 727 Flight
Replies: 129
Views: 9522

RE: Your First 727 Flight

727s are still in use on scheduled services here with Kulula.com.... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/458631/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/458631/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/3/6/45...

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by andz
Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants: How Old Are The A/C You Fly?
Replies: 38
Views: 6680

RE: Flight Attendants: How Old Are The A/C You Fly?

I apologise for not being gramatically and technically correct with the title of the post!

On Greg's comment, anyone know a flight attendant who became a pilot? SAA have a couple.....

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by andz
Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You See From Your Office Window?
Replies: 40
Views: 3886

RE: What Do You See From Your Office Window?

Bryanston Country Club golf course, right now it is 7:30am and the mowers are out, some sprinklers are on, it is a beautiful morning with a cloudless sky....20 degrees C....why the hell am I at work anyway?? Oh and if <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Afric...

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by andz
Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favourite McDonalds Burger
Replies: 73
Views: 2795

RE: What Is Your Favourite McDonalds Burger

LH423, if you recall the movie, they were discussing Vincent's trip to Amsterdam, hash bars, the glass of beer in the cinema, mayonnaise on fries etc. Maybe the French use it too though.  Smile

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by andz
Wed Feb 18, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants: How Old Are The A/C You Fly?
Replies: 38
Views: 6680

RE: Flight Attendants: How Old Are The A/C You Fly?

Marcopolo 747 Check out the Historic Flight website <a href="http://www.historicflight.co.za" target=_blank>http://www.historicflight.co.za</a> for contact details, most of the flights are charter tours within Southern Africa, although they have been to Oshkosh with the DC-4 and made a number of ext...

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by andz
Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: American English Vs. British English
Replies: 63
Views: 3284

RE: American English Vs. British English

Reminds me of a sitcom (American) years ago when the trend seemed to be to have a British cast member in every show (a la Mr Belvedere) One of the American cast members said to Lynn Redgrave "oh yeah, you're the one with the funny accent" (or words to that effect) She replied, in an icy tone..."I sp...

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by andz
Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants: How Old Are The A/C You Fly?
Replies: 38
Views: 6680

RE: Flight Attendants: How Old Are The A/C You Fly?

Solnabo

In answer to your question, SAA now has flight attendants of all races and flight deck crew of all races and both genders, and this has been true for many years now.

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by andz
Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants: How Old Are The A/C You Fly?
Replies: 38
Views: 6680

Flight Attendants: How Old Are The A/C You Fly?

My wife is a former flight attendant with South African Airways, now flying for the <acronym title="South African Airways">SA</acronym> Historic Flight and has/had the following types on her licence: Junkers <acronym title="JAT Yugoslav Airlines">JU</acronym>-52 DC-3 DC-4 A300 A320 B737-200 B737-800...

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by andz
Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favourite McDonalds Burger
Replies: 73
Views: 2795

RE: What Is Your Favourite McDonalds Burger

Racko Here in South Africa we are metricated but McDonald's still call it a quarter pounder, personally I prefer Burger King but we don't have that here.....:-( Incidentally, to comment on the Pulp Fiction reference, that is the Dutch word "Royaal" which means "generous" when used in certain context...

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by andz
Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Famous People With The Birthday As You
Replies: 54
Views: 5626

RE: Famous People With The Birthday As You

October 5th.....a good day for entertainers!

Bob Geldof - 1954
Charlton Heston - 1924
Steve Miller - 1943
Donald Pleasence - 1919
Kate Winslet - 1975
Jeff Conaway - 1950
Daniel Baldwin - 1960
Karen Allen - 1951

and Michael Andretti - 1962

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by andz
Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Absolute Favorite
Replies: 28
Views: 2845

RE: Your Absolute Favorite

Ndizani!! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/485203/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/485203/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/0/2/485203.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" wid...

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by andz
Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife
Replies: 170
Views: 64067

RE: The PanAm/KLM Crash At Tenerife

Slightly off the Tenerife topic but I heard that the person responsible for the JAL bulkhead repair committed suicide after the cause of the accident was revealed, not sure if this is true.

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by andz
Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Flown A Full-motion Simulator?
Replies: 70
Views: 8113

RE: Who's Flown A Full-motion Simulator?

Just before Christmas I got to fly a 747 classic sim at SAA in Johannesburg, as the classics are being replaced with Airbus the sim is standing idle most of the time, got about 3 hours in (with 2 other people) thankfully didn't crash! The motion and position freeze facilities are useful if you get o...

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