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by vc10
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 82317

Re: Brexit - EU position

Oldog, If you are correct then why does the EU keep saying that trade talks cannot begin unless we pay in full what they say we owe them.to cover our obligations Now the important word in the last sentence w as "THEY" as just because the EU say something does not necessarily make it true. ...

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by vc10
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 82317

Re: Brexit - EU position

I think the EU has made it very clear what their position is. Why should that derail the talks when the UK refuses to consider anything other than a hard Brexit. There are plenty of options the EU has suggested and all have been turned down by the UK. You seem to be confused as the UK was the one w...

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by vc10
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 82317

Re: Brexit - EU position

JJJ What we need to see is the line by line rebuttal that the UK provided to the EU showing that they owed nothing. To add additional clarification, the 20 billion the PM is offering has nothing to do with the EU budget contribution or even the so called prorated amount that some in the UK think sh...

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by vc10
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 82317

Re: Brexit - EU position

JJJ Thanks for your reply 1121 and the references which clear up at least to some degree what the EU is asking the UK to pay. However this is their interpretation . , as to what the UK owes [60 billion euros] , which differs to what the UK believes it owes.{ 20 billion euros} Now with any thing like...

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by vc10
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 82317

Re: Brexit - EU position

I have dipped into this topic now and then but could some of you knowledgeable Europeans tell me where I can find the document which explains exactly what this £53 billion demanded by the EU is for.

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by vc10
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16018

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

par13del, I think Dutchy is talking about the pensions due to staff of the EU government in Brussels . Some of these staff would have been employed by the EU government to handle and advise British MEP etc and with Brexit will now be without a job . So what is being said is that the British governme...

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by vc10
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16018

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

And so there are other costs as well, whom is picking up the tab for moving EU institutions from the UK to other countries? UK decided to leave, why should the rest of the EU pay for it? Dutchy ----- Using your own logic, the UK is not forcing the EU to move these institutions, but the EU wants to ...

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by vc10
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17854

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

It's incredibly entertaining to see a bunch of Americans criticizing the British sense of humor purely because they don't understand it. Not understanding British humour is on thing , but not understanding replies in good English explaining this is not a safety message to be transmitted on BA but r...

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by vc10
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 17854

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

I liked it, very British and the way ATTENTION was proneunced, no need to mention the war. Too bad you guys won't be able to fly to the continent after 2019, we will dearly miss you !! :-) Yes you quite correct "Europe cut off from the rest of the world again" Anyway i liked it good humour

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by vc10
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament
Replies: 568
Views: 16018

Re: Theresa May's plans for EU citizens branded a 'damp squib' by the European Parliament

I Yes, I am pro-EU, but this has nothing to do with this, it is pushing of a unrealistic agenda from Westminster. Can someone explain exactly what this unrealistic agenda from Westminster is All the shouting seems to be coming from the EU officials Divorce Payments, rights of EU citizens in the UK ...

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by vc10
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How important is a tilt-up nose in the air cargo business?
Replies: 18
Views: 2487

Re: How important is a tilt-up nose in the air cargo business?

How about the old Armstrong Whitworth Argosy . It loaded from both ends

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by vc10
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6846

Re: United Kingdom General Election

Therefore "Soft Brexit" just seems to be a term which really means we stay just about where we are now Is this what the 52% voted for in the Referendum I ask myself A question to which there is no answer because the referendum question was a black and white choice between "in" o...

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by vc10
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: United Kingdom General Election
Replies: 220
Views: 6846

Re: United Kingdom General Election

All sides in this election keep talking about the benefits of "Hard " or "Soft " Exits from the EU. .Now as I see it Hard Brexit means the UK leaves the EU and all it's institutions full stop Soft Brexit means we have-- 1] Free trade with the EU-- 2] Subject to the laws of the EU...

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by vc10
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement
Replies: 427
Views: 13808

Re: Trump expected to withdraw from the Paris agreement

I see this topic like many other long threads has got down to name calling instead of sensible discussion and so perhaps should be closeed

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by vc10
Fri May 26, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni
Replies: 67
Views: 5294

Re: Little Caesar's Sued ($100m) By Muslim Patron For Using Pork Pepperoni

How did he know they were made from pork. Did each one have a label " beware Pork" , because as he ate it surely he could not tell it was pork becuse he would not have eaten it before ?????

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by vc10
Tue May 23, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 29834

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

"Stitch" and " NE" ------ I think you might be both correct, as although Braniff did operate Concorde as you describe , I seem to remember that BA did operate to Dallas in about 1988 and it was something to do with the take over of British Caledonian by BA. Also I can confirm tha...

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by vc10
Mon May 22, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Concorde "fail"?
Replies: 68
Views: 8872

Re: Did the Concorde "fail"?

Didn't Singapore Airlines also operated the Concorde? I had an old book of London Heathrow back in early 80s and had a picture of Singapore with their Concorde. No , but G-BOAD was painted in SIA colours on the port side and there was a partnership between SIA and BA on the London- Bahrain - Singapo...

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by vc10
Sat May 20, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Could Concorde go Supersonic when full?
Replies: 14
Views: 5326

Re: Could Concorde go Supersonic when full?

Check the date of your article, which is 1964 so a lot changed between then and the aircraft's introduction into service and indeed a lot changed after 1976

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by vc10
Tue May 16, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 29834

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

If BA had introduced a first class section then it would have been in the aircraft's front cabin as that cabin was some what quieter than the rear cabin. The front cabin seemed to fill quicker than the rear and if my memory serves me correctly there were 12 rows of seats in the front cabin so 48 sea...

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by vc10
Mon May 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 82317

Re: Brexit - EU position

At the last general election 4 million people voted for UKIP and got just one MP. So rather than vote for UKIP now, if they add their 4 million votes to the party which wants to leave the EU then they can possibly get Mrs May a large majority and so make the leaving process run more smoothly. They p...

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by vc10
Sat May 13, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Football
Replies: 25
Views: 1166

Re: Football

Just a quick note----- Originally Rugby was known as " Rugby Football" and if I am correct it was from Rugby that "American Football" was developed so perhaps there is a reason why they call it Football , Also my father was brought up between the two World Wars in the South Wales...

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by vc10
Mon May 08, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Centrist Macron is the next French President
Replies: 115
Views: 3756

Re: Centrist Macron is the next French President

"BOSTRUM " posting No 53-------- Thank you for that informative web site and her vote seem tobe scattered all over the country except for the North West where she seemed to have very little support "FRANCOFLIER" posting No 64-----A very good posting, and for me anyway very inform...

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by vc10
Sun May 07, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Centrist Macron is the next French President
Replies: 115
Views: 3756

Re: Centrist Macron is the next French President

pI feel sorry for Macron as all this seems very similar to the election of Mr Blair back in 1997. A young man voted in with a large majority and so many hopes heaped on his shoulders . So I understand it unlike Blair Monsieur Macron has still to get that majority., and unless he gets it then his cha...

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by vc10
Wed May 03, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit - EU position
Replies: 1541
Views: 82317

Re: Brexit - EU position

I think the feeling in the UK is slowly becoming more in favour of Brexit than it was last year, but I have to say that it is based on a small number of people , i.e. my friends and family. This is being helped along by the aggressive behaviour of certain EU officials as seahawk has suggested, and a...

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by vc10
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK officials said Britain has obligations to Gibraltar
Replies: 154
Views: 6232

Re: Spain threatens Gibraltar post Brexit, UK reminds them of Falklands...

This topic has got completely out of hand , and I have never read so much drivel. First of all Gibraltar has been a sore point with the Spanish for decades , and Spain regularly makes threats against Gibraltar Secondly when Spain joined the EU one of the provisions she had to accept was to keep the ...

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by vc10
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peugeot might take over Opel/Vauxhall!
Replies: 64
Views: 2348

Re: Peugeot might take over Opel/Vauxhall!

Sadly the British car industry has not got a good record as far as ownership by the French, as you only have to recall PSA's last take over in the UK . Rootes group , which became part of Chrysler was sold to PSA who rapidly closed their Linwood plant and eventually closed the Renton plant so ceasin...

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by vc10
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LHR disruption....protesters chained in tunnel !
Replies: 21
Views: 4172

Re: LHR disruption....protesters chained in tunnel !

Get a battery powered angle grinder to cut them free , a tow truck to tow the car away and the problem would be solved in perhaps 15 minutes,
The police are getting to soft

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by vc10
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House
Replies: 42
Views: 1734

Re: Why the Churchill Bust Belongs in the White House

Why are you all arguing about the battle of the Bulge when this posting is bout the the bust of Churchill, it is a;ways the same on this forum people will argue black is white when their arguments are nothing to do with the opening post. I fyou want to argue about the battle of the Bulge open a new ...

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by vc10
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi prince bought ticket for 80 hawks
Replies: 20
Views: 6324

Re: Saudi prince bought ticket for 80 hawks

This chap looks a bit of a cheap stake, as I remember back in the early 1970s a person from Bahrain, if I remember correctly, bought all the first class seats on a VC-10 to transport his hunting birds. Now I know we only had 12 first class seats in those days , but still some cost. All the seats and...

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by vc10
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11850

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

I suppose none of you remember that during the 1970s the arab world would not let you enter thair country if you had an Israeli stamp in your passport, so what come around goes around. The exception to this was if I remember was Iran , but that was under the Shah.

whoops sorry one too many clicks

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by vc10
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive
Replies: 306
Views: 11850

Re: VISA Issues and immigration Presidential Directive

I suppose none of you remember that during the 1970s the arab world would not let you enter thair country if you had an Israeli stamp in your passport, so what come around goes around. The exception to this was if I remember was Iran , but that was under the Shah.

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by vc10
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Propliners boarding from rear. Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 2332

Re: Propliners boarding from rear. Why?

In the old prop liner days there were no loading fingers and people were expected to walk from terminal to aircraft. There were also no push back arrangements at most airfields, so aircraft would taxi to the terminal and then turn to the right taking up a position of say 30 to 45 degs to the termina...

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by vc10
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA latest to be rocked by strikes
Replies: 53
Views: 8962

Re: BA latest to be rocked by strikes

quick question, do the mixed fleet have a pay scale reflecting service years employed, or do they just stick
on the published starting pay scale ?
littlevc10

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by vc10
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Pilot Training
Replies: 20
Views: 7097

Re: Concorde Pilot Training

No I cannot remember there being a problem with the nose and visor, except as you say for hydraulic failures. however the memory is getting a bit vague now. However I remember in the very early days with a senior management pilot [known for smoking cigars] as the Captain, the aircraft was taxing alo...

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by vc10
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B727 vs B737 cockpit crew
Replies: 26
Views: 4760

Re: B727 vs B737 cockpit crew

Was there not an FAA ruling that any aircraft with more than two engines and above a certain weight had to have a Flight Engineer That was the reason so I understand that when the USA main airlines started to replace their professional F/E with pilots, then these pilots had to get themselves a F/E r...

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by vc10
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3671

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

The Eu is dead, the Brits were the first to notice. The EU isn't dead, on the contrary, it is the old people who tend to oppose the EU who will be dead and gone in 10-20 years. Your statement is correct, but there is one thing you have forgotten and that is the young get older and more experienced ...

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by vc10
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3671

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

Panham the UK is not going into splendid isolation as you suggest, as the world is greater than the continent of Europe and perhaps the rest of the world would like to trade with us. When you say trade will not stop you are exactly correct, but if it means the UK citizen will pay more for European g...

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by vc10
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3671

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

jjj But look at it this way: EU producers lose one big customer, so to speak, the UK loses something like 9 of their top 10, plus 17 smaller others. Yes you are quite correct, but look at the trade deficit we have with some of these countries, so if trade barriers are introduced it is in no country'...

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by vc10
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3671

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

Every body here says what they believe what will happen with after Brexit and quote % figures for EU exports to UK and visa versa, however no one really knows, politics is a strange world. When the EU % of exports to the UK is quoted as only 3% that means 3% of the EU's total GDP, but when you look ...

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by vc10
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Pilot Training
Replies: 20
Views: 7097

Re: Concorde Pilot Training

We used to see one for the odd weekend at PIK for base training but SNN was also used. Yes Concorde did use Prestwick a lot for base training as that was one of two airfields BOAC used for base training generally the other being Shannon. However during Concorde's time, due to the political situatio...

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by vc10
Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson
Replies: 79
Views: 3671

Re: European foreign ministers laughed at Boris Johnson

Aesma Somehow US automakers don't bother selling cars in France, and the reverse for French automakers. Well France is not the EU, but just a part of it, and I do believe that other members of the EU do build and supply cars to the USA and comply with USA requirements. Fiat supply cars and surely Ge...

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by vc10
Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Pilot Training
Replies: 20
Views: 7097

Re: Concorde Pilot Training

I've read somewhere that the first time most new crew ever flew supersonic on Concorde was their first check ride in revenue service. The airplane was much too expensive to operate to use it extensively for training purposes only. No I am afraid that is incorrect. As has already been stated the sim...

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by vc10
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde question
Replies: 30
Views: 6296

Re: Concorde question

Concorde's descent was not a straight forward procedure , but rather a compromise of being subsonic at a certain point whilst taking the shortest distance to decel from Mach 2 to Mach 0.95. Doing this whilst remembering the engine/intakes had to be operated carefully so as not to surge them. On the ...

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by vc10
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches
Replies: 223
Views: 7272

Re: Several French mayors ban the burkini from their towns' beaches

Now I am not a Muslim, but as far as I understand women in the Muslim faith are asked to dress modestly, whilst in public, and their attire should not show the outline of their body. So perhaps these burkinis do not suit the requirements of the faith, as they do show the body's. outline. With that s...

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by vc10
Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What planes are being used to fight California wildfires
Replies: 16
Views: 3634

Re: What planes are being used to fight California wildfires

Further to "dfwjim1 " posting , about 12 years ago I was at an airfield somewhere in the south west of the USA and a large fire was raging in the nearby hills. In came a couple of L-188 and also a few piston powered tankers along with their ground supply tankers, Now this was a small airfi...

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by vc10
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do hornblowing bother you?
Replies: 10
Views: 802

Re: Do hornblowing bother you?

well I always enjoyed Hornblower Books

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by vc10
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can the UK rejoin the EU in the future?
Replies: 122
Views: 4120

Re: Can the UK rejoin the EU in the future?

{{{I agree that today Nato is there for Defense. The concern I have is that, with all the cross country bashing, the NATO support might not be that secure. Earlier I asked how many in Germany & France would be OK with sending their sons & daughters to war to protect the UK, or how many Brits...

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by vc10
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Incident/Accidents Prevented by Crew or Passengers?
Replies: 18
Views: 1990

Re: Any Incident/Accidents Prevented by Crew or Passengers?

Reltney posting No 5----------- Quite correct about loss of two engines in the Concorde crash at Paris , but the reason for the crash was far more complex than just that. TWA772LR postings 9 and 11-------- The incident that you refer to I think was actually an Air France Concorde in 1979. The top su...

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by vc10
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 4 Engine Jets and Thrust Reversers
Replies: 18
Views: 2176

Re: 4 Engine Jets and Thrust Reversers

IIRC the DC-8 was also the only quad which was allowed to use thrust reverse in the air. The inner two engines could be reversed in flight as the Douglas design didn't allow the clamshell buckets to protrude into the airstream. This was to enable rapid descent and there were some obvious limits as ...

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