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12th Nov 2022, 21:12
Replies: 230
Views: 120,530
Posted By drichard

https://9gag.com/gag/aVbDvDn?ref=android ...

https://9gag.com/gag/aVbDvDn?ref=android
Apologies for the website, video shows the collision and crash
11th Oct 2022, 22:07
Replies: 4
Views: 5,475
Posted By drichard

Mods: feel free to delete as not totally on topic...

Mods: feel free to delete as not totally on topic
I'm minded of this clip from the film "the Hunt for red October"

https://youtu.be/c5WfxwnLlLU
7th Aug 2022, 21:47
Replies: 30
Views: 10,504
Posted By drichard

Qatar cargo ooops at Chicago

Full details and link to photo
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/281206
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2022, 12:43
Replies: 55
Views: 24,379
Posted By drichard

Local rag say an elderly lady and her niece were...

Local rag say an elderly lady and her niece were blown over in the car park (by the downdraft)

Sadly the elderly lady has passed away, her niece is receiving hospital treatment
Family statement...
24th Feb 2022, 10:44
Replies: 136
Views: 70,851
Posted By drichard

The App seems to be working (albeit slowly), I do...

The App seems to be working (albeit slowly), I do wonder if there is a blackout/disruption to coverage over B & U due to land based transceivers not working.

Plenty of expensive military stuff...
10th Mar 2021, 12:15
Replies: 11
Views: 11,422
Posted By drichard

Fight between CC and Cpt in flight

I cannot believe I have just read on AVHERALD.COM that a Cpt and a Flight Attendant had a punch up in the cabin during the flight, this resulted in a broken arm to one and a loss of a tooth to the...
18th Mar 2020, 17:22
Replies: 4
Views: 9,763
Posted By drichard

Stobart air in trouble

Irish newspapers reporting that the holding company of Stobart Air has entered administration.

Thoughts and prayers to all
...
17th Mar 2020, 08:46
Replies: 8
Views: 4,934
Posted By drichard

Below is the traffic this morning (picture also...

Below is the traffic this morning (picture also posted in the transatlantic thread)

Very litt westbound traffic

...
17th Mar 2020, 08:28
Replies: 153
Views: 164,352
Posted By drichard

Day 1 of Trump's no fly to the USA.

This is what FR24 reports transatlantic traffic as at 07:21 today. Just about everything flying east (no westbound traffic)
...
27th Jan 2020, 13:52
Replies: 99
Views: 113,207
Posted By drichard

Taking the numbers on the tail, and what we can...

Taking the numbers on the tail, and what we can see is left of the numbers up front ...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1500x713/x_082f7853a71cda78e1a537046c5d3112eadbfecb.jpg
20th Nov 2019, 13:30
Replies: 135
Views: 131,006
Posted By drichard

Further update: looks like they want to throw the...

Further update: looks like they want to throw the book at her

For those not fully understanding the UK legal system, a Magistrates court deals with lesser offences, whereas the Crown court has the...
30th Sep 2019, 15:36
Replies: 135
Views: 131,006
Posted By drichard

Sorry to drag this up again, but here is an...

Sorry to drag this up again, but here is an update ... https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/17936617.stansted-airport-woman-charged-jet2-flight-escorted-raf-jets/

The person has been "charged with...
20th Sep 2019, 18:34
Replies: 48
Views: 34,628
Posted By drichard

Smoking next to an aircraft being refuelled.

There are times my fellow travellers leave me speechless...

https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/20/idiot-easyjet-passenger-smokes-tries-get-plane-refuelled-10778001/
17th Jul 2019, 17:32
Replies: 135
Views: 131,006
Posted By drichard

Disruptive Jet2 passenger getting a big bill

Mods: Please move as appropriate.

The *Idiot* that caused a Jet2 aircraft to be diverted to STN escorted by 2 RAF Typhoons (which caused a sonic boom over land whilst en route to intercept) is...
27th Feb 2017, 08:34
Replies: 1
Views: 4,349
Posted By drichard

Standing room only

UK newspaper reporting that passengers were standing for flight between Pakistan and Saudi as more passengers were loaded than seats.

Flight deck apparently unaware until airborne
...
2nd Feb 2017, 09:20
Replies: 226
Views: 141,458
Posted By drichard

It even made the local news...

It even made the local news (http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/) (headline item - may change with time)
Forum: Tech Log
11th Apr 2016, 10:14
Replies: 17
Views: 3,146
Posted By drichard

NiclasB : My thoughts were running along the...

NiclasB : My thoughts were running along the lines of the disruption of the object leaves dust residue. This is likely to be silicates - similar to volcanic dust. If the aircraft were to fly through...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Apr 2016, 09:20
Replies: 17
Views: 3,146
Posted By drichard

Hi all, thanks for taking the time to look...

Hi all,

thanks for taking the time to look and comment

Yes - kt meant KiloTonnes - the range I quoted may be a bit on the low side though (upto 500kiloTonnes may be more appropriate)

No, we...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Apr 2016, 13:48
Replies: 17
Views: 3,146
Posted By drichard

Effect of Shockwwaves on aircraft in flight

Hi all,

I am finalising a degree in geosciences and have my final year dissertation - the effect of shock waves on aircraft in flight, so I am trying to locate (publicly accessible) data on the...
18th Mar 2016, 14:16
Replies: 18
Views: 12,857
Posted By drichard

BA A380 Water leak

It appears there is a another good reason to keep your shoes on on an A380

There appears to have been a water leak after a "trolley hit a water pipe". According to one of the comments , this has...
28th Jan 2015, 21:22
Replies: 23
Views: 6,174
Posted By drichard

747-8 chosen to replace air force 1

Reuters are reporting the decision to replace AF1 with 747-8

Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One: sources (http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0L12FP20150128?irpc=932)
17th Dec 2014, 15:22
Replies: 25
Views: 5,894
Posted By drichard

From Reuters: UA28 Returning due to "Maintenance...

From Reuters: UA28 Returning due to "Maintenance Issue"

U.S.-bound United Airlines flight returns to London after 'maintenance issue' | Reuters...
30th Mar 2009, 21:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By drichard

I think you've just won the Ryanair Competition...

I think you've just won the Ryanair Competition with that remark (Passengers to Suggest Next Discretionary Charge (http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news.php?yr=09&month=mar&story=pro-en-120309)):}
6th May 2008, 17:10
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By drichard

I don't think it came from Duxford (I was there...

I don't think it came from Duxford (I was there yesterday). A 2-seater spitfire left Duxford ~11:45 yesterday am, but was back before 13:30.

The only other departure of note was a ME109 about...
9th Apr 2008, 12:27
Replies: 165
Views: 37,816
Posted By drichard

15 month Delay

BBC News reporting that the Dreamliner will be delayed by 15mths.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7338807.stm


Boeing has announced another major delay to delivery of its new 787...
29th Feb 2008, 20:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By drichard

FYI, here in Colchester, there is serious...

FYI, here in Colchester, there is serious oversupply of apartments (300+ empty). Colchester is ~30 miles (35 - 45 mins) drive from STN.

There is no direct train link to STN from Colchester. There...
15th Feb 2008, 22:01
Replies: 184
Views: 67,184
Posted By drichard

AA Gets in on the act ...

I thought this was a bit hairy : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHmrcCfdZFM

I couldn't help but notice the shadow the aircraft casts as it's flying down the hill. Nice landing with X-wind.
25th Jan 2008, 09:53
Replies: 24
Views: 6,857
Posted By drichard

As a semi-frequent visitor to Egypt, and having...

As a semi-frequent visitor to Egypt, and having observed what is advised LOCALLY by medical professionals (and locals who deal with the general public - pharmacists, dive center operators, hotel...
11th Jan 2008, 22:59
Replies: 49
Views: 9,136
Posted By drichard

This was a fun trip. Flying LON (can't...

This was a fun trip.

Flying LON (can't remenber if it's LHR or LGW) to SEZ in 1997 with BA (747-200). We're all boarded and sitting (un)comfotably for the flight........

Intercom : "BING-BONG -...
1st Jan 2008, 16:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By drichard

I second everything PAXboy has said and would...

I second everything PAXboy has said and would like to wish everyone all the very best for 2008, with calm cabins, happy landings and clear skys to all.

Now, where's the nearest decent TOGA party?...
9th Dec 2007, 14:19
Replies: 79
Views: 10,585
Posted By drichard

This is intended to be a serious response : I...

This is intended to be a serious response : I believe this has to do with the natural hearding instinct, there are studies which indicate that persons exiting an area through a constriction (door,...
6th Nov 2007, 19:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,304
Posted By drichard

OK, I know this is the reverse of what you are...

OK, I know this is the reverse of what you are doing, but I tell you this to show it's possible.

Several years ago,I drove St. George (Nevada) to SFO, we left St. George @ 8am, and passed LAS @...
26th Oct 2007, 15:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,917
Posted By drichard

:D I haven't laughed so much at a cabin...

:D I haven't laughed so much at a cabin announcement in ages (I now have to clean sprayed tea from my monitor!!) That is certainly one of the best pre-flight safety announcements I've ever heard.
15th Oct 2007, 09:58
Replies: 575
Views: 153,107
Posted By drichard

Thumbs up A380 Delivered

I have just watched the delivery of the A380 to Singapore airlines. Very nice aircraft. The CEO made some interesting comments along the lines of "You have to look after your crew and pilots", I...
9th Oct 2007, 16:49
Replies: 0
Views: 819
Posted By drichard

UK Government changing the rules for departure tax

I've posted this here as this will affect all flights ex. uk.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/09_10_07_pbr_report.pdf

See sections 7.54 - 7.56

UK Government spending review...
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