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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 146
Views: 32046

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Turkey joins the Shengen Area, I personally don't believe this to be a given, given how the political landscape is unfolding in Turkey. They certainly will never (OK never is a long time, but its chances have been shot down at the moment) be an EU member state, and I have my doubts about them being...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 35455

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

frigatebird wrote:
it looks unnecessary. On the A330neo it looks plain silly IMO.


Please don't look at the new Beluga then :rotfl:

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest Airlines zig-zag manuever on final
Replies: 34
Views: 2728

Re: Southwest Airlines zig-zag manuever on final

You normally don't want to get inside 3 miles of the aircraft in front. Once you get inside 3 miles, atc tends to get antsy. Not this one :mrgreen: It is, however, controller dependent, but in the case of J following J and M following M I generally let the crews do as they please... I know for a fa...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 146
Views: 32046

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Funny that plane spotters admonish a global airline CEO as being ineffective and unsuccessful. ;-) Your assumption of everybody on here being a plane spotter is inaccurate. The assumption that Hogan ruined EY is not so inaccurate, because if that was the case we wouldn't be even having this thread....

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AMS Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 2148

Re: AMS Tower

Stripless works, is the way forward and when the dinosaurs let go of paper the world will get a whole lot more efficient. I have all under my belt and can honestly say I don't miss paper strips one single bit. If the system is intuitive and designed and adapted well, its freaking awesome.

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground Speed Question
Replies: 21
Views: 2292

Re: Ground Speed Question

Does it have to do with earth's rotation? Yes. It's largely because the earth is flat, and this effect is more pronounced the closer you get to the edges. It's the little known "Flat Earth Effect". :geek: I once worked at a station very far south, and it was so fast coming in, but took fo...

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by KingOrGod
Thu May 24, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SA Express grounded
Replies: 15
Views: 3858

SA Express grounded

Have not read anything here yet... But I have heard that SA Express has had their AOC withdrawn, and 9 planes grounded amid maintenance deficiencies. What a pity really - the sticky fingers reach quite far apparently... Link https://mg.co.za/article/2018-05-24-sa-express-suspends-operations-over-ser...

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by KingOrGod
Sun May 20, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 210 Knots To Outer Marker
Replies: 35
Views: 4528

Re: 210 Knots To Outer Marker

N766UA wrote:
I promise we’re trying.


I know you are :)

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by KingOrGod
Sat May 19, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 210 Knots To Outer Marker
Replies: 35
Views: 4528

Re: 210 Knots To Outer Marker

Some controllers simply don’t know what is or isn’t reasonable. I once asked a controller pal of mine “hey, what’s that?” pointing to a 737. “I dunno, a jet?” He and many, many other controllers don’t even care to know what the things look like, let alone their full capabilities. Controllers get us...

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by KingOrGod
Mon May 14, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA
Replies: 57
Views: 9244

Re: Delta A350 New Routes: ATL-NRT, DTW-FRA

NateGreat wrote:
klm617 wrote:
Is Frankfurt (and Germany, for that matter) a big player in the auto industry?


No not really. :crazy:

Only BMW, Mercedes/Maybach, Audi, VW, Porsche, Opel. Fords also built here by Ford-Werke...

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by KingOrGod
Mon May 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 210 Knots To Outer Marker
Replies: 35
Views: 4528

Re: 210 Knots To Outer Marker

AirKevin wrote:
which makes me wonder what the approach controller was even doing


Or the pilots. If they ignore speed instructions, which happens every day, then that can be a factor too...

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by KingOrGod
Fri May 11, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 210 Knots To Outer Marker
Replies: 35
Views: 4528

Re: 210 Knots To Outer Marker

tb727 wrote:

Depends on the crew sometimes, I once had a B763 cross a 10nm final still with 350IAS. When they want to they can.


350 Indicated?[/quote]

Yep - 350IAS crossing the then waypoint GIRBA @ OMAA. I bet it didn't meet stabilised criteria, but landed nevertheless...

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by KingOrGod
Fri May 11, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 210 Knots To Outer Marker
Replies: 35
Views: 4528

Re: 210 Knots To Outer Marker

AirKevin wrote:
The pilots responded by telling the controller they wouldn't be stable at 210 or greater and needed to slow to 170 knots.


Depends on the crew sometimes, I once had a B763 cross a 10nm final still with 350IAS. When they want to they can.

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by KingOrGod
Fri May 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?
Replies: 236
Views: 44885

Re: Airbus Claims that A350XWB is quieter than B787, but is it really?

ba319-131 wrote:
All depends upon where you sit, but from my experience, the 350 is quieter than the 788 if sitting forward of the engines.


Is my experience too. Sat forward of the engines back to back 788 and 359 and the 359 was hands down quieter...

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by KingOrGod
Thu May 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main
Replies: 31
Views: 6016

Re: arriving after 23:00 in Frankfurt main

The gioal of the NIMBYs is a curfew from 10 pm to 6 am and a capping of the Overall movements to 380 K p.a.. And no Terminal three. That would destrony not only Fraport but many small and medium companies around FRA. Agreed. What's between their ears seems to be denser than granite and not capable ...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Trying to Emulate Keiichi Egawa - Advice Needed
Replies: 26
Views: 2739

Re: Trying to Emulate Keiichi Egawa - Advice Needed

I am going to have a try with the Canon 85mm f/1.2l II this week. How did that turn out? I use this lense in the studio, but haven't had the urge to go shooting night shots at FRA with it... I find my copy of the 1.2L II has some IQ issues esp. (but not limited to) chromatic aberration, not sure if...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Trying to Emulate Keiichi Egawa - Advice Needed
Replies: 26
Views: 2739

Re: Trying to Emulate Keiichi Egawa - Advice Needed

I am going to have a try with the Canon 85mm f/1.2l II this week. How did that turn out? I use this lense in the studio, but haven't had the urge to go shooting night shots at FRA with it... I find my copy of the 1.2L II has some IQ issues esp. (but not limited to) chromatic abberation, not sure if...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200
Replies: 17
Views: 3437

Re: How to tell the difference between a 737 100 and 737 200

Gamingboy11 wrote:
What is a WBF.


Wing/Body fairing, the bulgy aerodynamic bit that houses the wing to body join...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 nose creases
Replies: 5
Views: 1653

Re: 737 nose creases

atlamt wrote:
lightening


I think he means lightning...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..
Replies: 56
Views: 10338

Re: Passenger barred from boarding two flights in two days after wearing all his clothes to avoid excess baggage fee..

There is a pretty easy answer here, where in their COC does it say you can't wear that much clothing? Then he can evacuate the plane last. And god help him if it's an overwater evacuation. He's simply taking the p*ss, and then pulling the racial card. Double [email protected] really. And fwiw, it was not to avo...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Honest Discussion. Which Plane is More Efficient.....The A351 or 779?
Replies: 61
Views: 5429

Re: Honest Discussion. Which Plane is More Efficient.....The A351 or 779?

jubguy3 wrote:
I'll get the needless pedantic stuff out of the way so people can answer your question... :-)

The A350-1000's code is designated as A350K.


Yes, lets LOL.

It's actually A35K if you are going to go out of your way to correct somebody...

EDIT: Lol no worries :)

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 12174

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

Not disagreeing. But I am anyway not trying to advocate "better or worse". I am just saying that different sets of circumstance lead to different sources for error. And runway configuration and (lack of) visual approaches are part of the game. Hence, room for improvement would be differen...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO
Replies: 70
Views: 12174

Re: Aeromexico Nearly Lands on Wrong Runway at SFO

Guess what, in FRA, as an example only, you don't have crews align for the wrong runway. Not because they are any better, but because the runway and approach configuration makes it so much more unlikely. How often do you clear flights for a visual approach into FRA? Do you even have V/A in your PSS...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?
Replies: 100
Views: 16634

Re: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?

Balerit wrote:
If you parked at the end of the runway they would pass over you so low and you could see the turbines glowing red like stove plates.


My favouritist memory from my early days at Smuts :)

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by KingOrGod
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 13419

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK

From looking at the FR image above, it appears the Virgin was "over-taking" the Egypt Air on to the runway - why would that happen? Unless the 330 was going backwards, it isn't possible for the winglet of the A330 to connect with the *leading* edge of the 777. It would appear as if the 77...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 6 wheel bogey
Replies: 24
Views: 3497

Re: 6 wheel bogey

Balerit wrote:
KingOrGod wrote:
Dagsê...

Tu-154? first flight 1968...


Morê, I see the AN22 was built in 1963 and had 6 wheel bogies, any others? Latest aircraft are the B777 and A350-1000.

Image


I always thought that one (An22) was 3x2 not 1x6...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 6 wheel bogey
Replies: 24
Views: 3497

Re: 6 wheel bogey

Dagsê...

Tu-154? first flight 1968...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rockwell Collins FMC AIRAC 09NOV17 update probs
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Rockwell Collins FMC AIRAC 09NOV17 update probs

I can say it’s a problem for the US and Mexico database at least. At our operation it is affecting only our newer Collins units. I had a feeling it may be global. And yes only the newer versions for some reason. I cannot believe that R-C let this database slip through unvetted... Something must be ...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rockwell Collins FMC AIRAC 09NOV17 update probs
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Rockwell Collins FMC AIRAC 09NOV17 update probs

It has come to my attention that there will be problems with aircraft fitted with a Rockwell Collins system - apparently the AIRAC data for tonight's upgrade is incomplete - missing waypoints and ARR/DEP procedures are to be anticipated... Can anybody confirm if this is a specific country's NAV data...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 moving backwards without support in video
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

Re: A380 moving backwards without support in video

zeke wrote:
My bet is it a video of an A380 taxing in that is played in reverse.


Yes, at 3:13 or so you can see planes arriving backwards also

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by KingOrGod
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'
Replies: 1034
Views: 200948

Re: Airbus is examining 'A380-Plus'

Revelation wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Seems Europeans can get away with saying such things here on a.net, the rest of us get shouted down...


Ludicrous comment of the day really... You were likely here throughout the flamefests of the A380, right?

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by KingOrGod
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 30772

Re: EK A388 go around being 400ft AGL at 8 nm off runway

Why would ATC not have noticed this..? They should have gotten an MSAW alert. At the very least the controller should have noticed the aircraft descending well below the approach. Depends on their radar system capability. But MSAW capable or not, the approach controller him/herself should have noti...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: London Heathrow noise
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: London Heathrow noise

While there are slow improvements Umm I consider todays improvements seriously dramatic in comparison to the B732 which was flying not a whole long time ago... Guess it's perspective. But the likes of the A320NEO, A350 etc are positively quiet in comparison to those low-bypass JT8's... People need ...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: parallel take off in FRA
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: parallel take off in FRA

It may, however, have been the interim super category spacing requirements, I overlooked that.

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by KingOrGod
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: parallel take off in FRA
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: parallel take off in FRA

I always assumed parallel take offs and landings in FRA on runways 07C/07R and 25L/25C were not possible because the runways are too close to eachother with a separation of only 518m (1700ft). There even was an investigation when 6 years ago a departing A320 came too close to an A380 that went arou...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prospective Air Traffic Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Prospective Air Traffic Controller

I have a neighbor who recently retired from ATC and was talking to him about his job, what he liked/disliked, etc. I personally enjoy working in a fast paced environment and I get bored in environments where things move very slowly. I have a love for aviation as a whole and an interest in the sort o...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prospective Air Traffic Controller
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Prospective Air Traffic Controller

ayoungblood2 wrote:
considering a change in my career path and becoming an air traffic controller.


What is your motivation for this?

I am an ATC and have been involved in ATC selection/recruitment and this is a question I always ask... Why do you want to be an ATC?

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: So Trump wants to privatize ATC...
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: So Trump wants to privatize ATC...

rjsampson wrote:
quite frankly: ATC was invented in this country.


Quite frankly, go and do some research. :roll:

I am sure there is plenty scope for improvement in the ATC system, from what I have been exposed to there, and from an ATC side in which I am actually qualified.

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by KingOrGod
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Airways 777 intercepted Above Germany for radio contact loss
Replies: 60
Views: 12451

Re: Video: Jet Airways 777 intercepted Above Germany for radio contact loss

Pardon? Substandard pilots should not be flying around for what, an hour(?) not hearing a thing on the COM1/2/3 and not thinking anything of it. Yes, there are sometimes a lot of frequency changes, which is even MORE of a reason to be even more unforgiving if you manage to fly for so long without g...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video: Jet Airways 777 intercepted Above Germany for radio contact loss
Replies: 60
Views: 12451

Re: Video: Jet Airways 777 intercepted Above Germany for radio contact loss

Europe should fix their ATC first rather than using the error prone system to train rookies and charge airlines. Pardon? Substandard pilots should not be flying around for what, an hour(?) not hearing a thing on the COM1/2/3 and not thinking anything of it. Yes, there are sometimes a lot of frequen...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SELCAL obsolete ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2080

Re: SELCAL obsolete ?

Wasn't SELCAL only a link to the aircraft's homebase, never heard of ATC having it? It is used frequently for example by ATS when crossing remote areas. Over the Atlantic the crews will get SELCAL check to establish communication with the appropriate ATS (GANDER or SHANWICK). This is used in conjun...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to offer Economy class passengers lounge access at DXB for a fee
Replies: 38
Views: 6794

Re: Emirates opens Economy class lounge at DXB

It will make the lounges crowded and less special. As a former EK J pretty frequent flier, it is my opinion that this is too late. On my last (and final) trip I booked with EK I vowed never again. The J lounge at DXB was overcrowded. Food had run out. There were no chairs left. Just simply too many...

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