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by eg777er
Mon Mar 06, 2000 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air 50th Anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

RE: Gulf Air 50th Anniversary

Yes, loads.

Watch out for a very important Gulf Aviation announcement v. v. v. soon.

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by eg777er
Mon Mar 06, 2000 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner Throttles
Replies: 10
Views: 1060

RE: Airliner Throttles

I think on Concorde its a rule that all throttle changes have to be conducted by both the FE and the flying pilot simulatnaeously.

I saw it on my 5-hr long video about BA concordes

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by eg777er
Mon Mar 06, 2000 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Engines And Aisles A3XX Has?
Replies: 6
Views: 1937

RE: How Many Engines And Aisles A3XX Has?

Unless of course BA buys the A3XX, in which case first class will be 1-2-1 (wow!) and New Club World (god knows!).

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by eg777er
Mon Mar 06, 2000 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulf Air 50th Anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Gulf Air 50th Anniversary

As many people in the Middle East know, 2000 sees the 50th anniversary of Gulf Air (formerly Gulf Aviation).

What do people think of the airline, what are they planning to do to celebrate (if anything), and do people think they'll be around in another 50 years time?

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by eg777er
Mon Mar 06, 2000 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 75th Anniversary
Replies: 9
Views: 953

RE: A 75th Anniversary

I think the Guinness book of records has KLM as the world's oldest airline - 1911 I seem to remember?

Re: Qantas, at one stage they thought about advertising the fact that they were the "world's safest airline", but they were told that as soon as they did have an accident they would be history.

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by eg777er
Mon Mar 06, 2000 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow To Open Extra Runway 5/23?
Replies: 11
Views: 2379

RE: Heathrow To Open Extra Runway 5/23?

Have only ever landed on 05/23 once, on a Gulf Air 767 arriving from Bahrain. I think one of the horizontal runways (27/09) was closed for resurfacing.

As you can imagine, on the apron it was chaos.

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by eg777er
Sun Mar 05, 2000 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Female Pilots
Replies: 48
Views: 3093

RE: Female Pilots

The fact that British Airways (world's best airline) have female pilots for their Concorde fleet is surely an endorsement of the fact that women can handle the most complex of duties as well, if not better, than men. I flew on a BA 777-200 (non-IGW) from LHR to BAH recently, and the man in the left ...

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by eg777er
Sun Mar 05, 2000 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Should I Have Put On My License Plate...?
Replies: 23
Views: 4388

RE: What Should I Have Put On My License Plate...?

A BA 747 captain I know has the numberplate "B747 FLY" on his Jeep Cherokee

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by eg777er
Sun Mar 05, 2000 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favourite Visual Approaches
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

RE: Favourite Visual Approaches

Nothing beats Lisbon, Portugal, coming in Northbound from for example LHR. I was on a packed Boeing 767-300ER in summer 99 (+on hundreds of other flights to this great city over the last 15 years) and we came in over the airfield, then over the city, down over the Tagus river, accross the beaches at...

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by eg777er
Sat Mar 04, 2000 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion Pole: New Liveries VS. Old
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

RE: Opinion Pole: New Liveries VS. Old

Sri Lankan had to change their livery to fit in with new owners Emirates. If you look closely, font and tail design are exactly the same as the new Emirates one.

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by eg777er
Thu Mar 02, 2000 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Many Daily Flights With Small Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 1972

RE: Many Daily Flights With Small Aircraft

The new name of the game in world aviation:

FREQUENCY, FREQUENCY, FREQUENCY.

This is why (one of the reasons) BA are replacing 747s with 777s - the same amount of passengers per day in total, but more frequencies for them to choose from.

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by eg777er
Thu Mar 02, 2000 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Midland Transatlantic
Replies: 10
Views: 1448

RE: British Midland Transatlantic

All this name business makes it very difficult for British Midland, because all of the 'British' names are taken up: British Airways British World Thats all I can think of. 'Air Britain' could be quite good. Incidentally, when Branson was thinking about VS, it was going to be called "British Atlanti...

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by eg777er
Thu Mar 02, 2000 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011NG
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

RE: L1011NG

Im not really serious considering them reentering the civil aviation market, but I was wondering what a new 3 engine airliner would need to be able to compete in the current marketplace.

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by eg777er
Thu Mar 02, 2000 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777x Launched- About The GE Engine Deal
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

RE: 777x Launched- About The GE Engine Deal

Well said FLY DC JETS. Couldn't have put it better my self (I even tried... :-)).

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by eg777er
Thu Mar 02, 2000 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777x Launched- About The GE Engine Deal
Replies: 23
Views: 2440

RE: 777x Launched- About The GE Engine Deal

Its all very well saying 'use the search function', but in order to promote continued debate on a topic which is very much 'red hot news' in the aviation industry, continued postings must be made...

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by eg777er
Thu Mar 02, 2000 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011NG
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

L1011NG

Does anyone think this could be an idea? What do people think a developed L1011 would need. Based on the L1011-lovers in this forum, presumably some people would like to see the L1011NG. It would have to have an updated avionics suite (with FBW? and glass cockpit), a new interior and probably new en...

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by eg777er
Thu Mar 02, 2000 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Row 13!
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

RE: No Row 13!

Sorry to be pernickity AKelly728 but BA do have row 13 on thier 777s in Club World, aircraft G-ZZZA - G-ZZZE.

Its all specific for aircraft types.

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by eg777er
Fri Feb 25, 2000 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 777
Replies: 7
Views: 2061

RE: British Airways 777 - N754PR

I think that ZZZA was the first, being named Sir Frank Whittle after this aviation pioneer - ZZZC is "Sir William Sefton Branker" I think?

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by eg777er
Fri Feb 25, 2000 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Rear Ends
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Airbus Rear Ends

Why do the rear ends of the Airbus A300/310/330/340 curve upwards away from the ground - they look very graceful. Airbus planes seem to be more organic rather than functional Boeings or MDs. I read somewhere that Lufthansa when they first got the A340 had to extend their steps becuase the rear door ...

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by eg777er
Fri Feb 25, 2000 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Price
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

RE: Concorde Price

I seem to remember that the list price for a Concorde was a cool $250 million. However, according to an article I once read, each Concorde aircraft cost the British and French taxpayer $1 billion once the development costs were factored in (and the fact only 16 - 14 prod + 2 prototypes - were built!...

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by eg777er
Thu Feb 24, 2000 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340NG Problems - Really?!?!
Replies: 40
Views: 2142

RE: A340NG Problems - Really?!?!

With regards to engine exclusivity on the A340NG and 777X there are some fundamental differences: The RR engine for the A340NG is the Trent 500 model, which is a completely new size of engine - it fits the gap between the CFM56 (A340-300) and bigger RB211-524H (BA 747-4) and the RR Trent 700 used to...

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by eg777er
Mon Feb 21, 2000 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Humorous Anecdotes In Aviation
Replies: 9
Views: 5662

RE: Humorous Anecdotes In Aviation

I remember the Gulf Air L-1011 pilot who used to frighten passengers at Terminal 3 at Heathrow. If you've ever been to T3, there is a holding lounge after boarding pass check before the flight boards, which looks out onto the plane you're flying on.... This pilot would adopt the furry jacket, goggle...

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by eg777er
Mon Feb 21, 2000 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Embarrassing Moment While Flying?
Replies: 22
Views: 3661

RE: Most Embarrassing Moment While Flying?

Mine was flying from Heathrow to Bahrain in the early nineties on a BA 747. I was chatting to one of the stewardesses (I was only about 8 or 9) and she was telling me about this unnacompanied minor she was looking after that had to go all the way on to Hong Kong (the HKG flights used to stop in BAH ...

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by eg777er
Fri Feb 18, 2000 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Airports
Replies: 30
Views: 1459

RE: Small Airports

Bahrain International Airport (BAH) could be considered small...3.5 million passengers per year, it only has 7 gates and a 4032m runway. However, despite it being smaller than many regionals in Europe and the US, it has an impressive list of aircraft and airlines. BA operates a daily 777-200 service...

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by eg777er
Wed Feb 16, 2000 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Kinds Of Planes Have You Been On?
Replies: 68
Views: 4939

RE: What Kinds Of Planes Have You Been On?

Since my first flight 10/82 (3 months old!) on a British Airways Trident I have been on the following aircraft: Airbus A300 (Malaysian Airline System - before it was merged and Air France) A320 (Gulf Air) A330-200 (Gulf Air) A340-300 (Gulf Air) Boeing 727-200 (TAP Air Portugal) 737-200 (British Airw...

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by eg777er
Wed Feb 16, 2000 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Physics Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

RE: Aircraft Physics Question

Thanks for the reply. I didn't think I was dreaming! I always thought something was up after going up to the cockpit on a night flight and realising we were in a banking turn!!

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by eg777er
Wed Feb 16, 2000 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Doors
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

RE: 777 Doors

I seem to remember the L-1011, 767 and 757 all have doors that open inwards and slide up into the fuselage...is this right??

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by eg777er
Wed Feb 16, 2000 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Physics Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Aircraft Physics Question

Why is it that when you are flying along nice and easy at FL370 or so, in a brand spanking new BA 777-200 and you bank right to make a course change.... Does the level of liquid in your drink stay horizontal to the glass (i.e flat with the floor). Is this something to do with the speed you are trave...

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by eg777er
Sun Feb 13, 2000 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here Are Some Pictures Of BA's New Club World
Replies: 10
Views: 4194

RE: Here Are Some Pictures Of BA's New Club World

I don't understand how the passengers get out of these seats if they are by the window. Has BA done any tests with large items of hand luggage...and what about in an emergency situation??? You're supposed to empty a fully laden 777 in 90 seconds - I doubt you could with these seats!!!

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by eg777er
Thu Feb 10, 2000 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Routes!
Replies: 15
Views: 1686

RE: Long Routes!

Gulf Air used to fly Bahrain-New York (until they ran out of passengers) with A340-300s and it was about 16hrs - someone said it was the world's longest flight with this aircraft type.

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by eg777er
Thu Feb 10, 2000 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA No Row 13!
Replies: 18
Views: 2449

RE: BA No Row 13!

I agree with Viscount - I have flown on a BA Boeing 777-200 (A market i.e. non-IGW) in Club World, sitting in row 14 which is right behind row 13... - most airlines that don't have this seat do so because it is the gap between first and business or business and economy.

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by eg777er
Fri Feb 04, 2000 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Uncomfortable Plane You've Flown On
Replies: 41
Views: 6146

RE: Most Uncomfortable Plane You've Flown On

my most uncomfortable flight was on Gulf Air A330-200 from Bahrain to heathrow. On the outbound (from LHR- in row 24) it was OK but on the return back to LHR in row 44 there was not enough legroom to put the tray table flat over my knees!!! This was in economy - Hwver my father flew the same a/c typ...

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