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Forum: Freight Dogs
7th Dec 2018, 10:58
Replies: 37
Views: 20,035
Posted By Fly.Buy

Hope

Well there’s always hope, I remember some saying years back the Vulcan wouldn’t fly again.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Nov 2018, 07:04
Replies: 119
Views: 52,990
Posted By Fly.Buy

The sad side of human behaviour, the crew did...

The sad side of human behaviour, the crew did remarkably well not to rise to the occasion.
20th Apr 2018, 14:54
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By Fly.Buy

Thanks for all the answers, they have helped fill...

Thanks for all the answers, they have helped fill in a lot of knowledge gaps
19th Apr 2018, 19:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By Fly.Buy

Early passenger jets & brake parachutes

Just wondered in the early days of passenger jets, which airliners were fitted with brake parachutes, was it regular for them to be deployed on landing and when did this procedure eventually stop?
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12th Apr 2018, 11:40
Replies: 54
Views: 38,357
Posted By Fly.Buy

KP, thanks for the photo, all I can say is Jesus!...

KP, thanks for the photo, all I can say is Jesus! Never will I complain again in economy!!
10th Apr 2018, 18:18
Replies: 19
Views: 2,180
Posted By Fly.Buy

Hi This is definitely Vickers Viscount, there...

Hi This is definitely Vickers Viscount, there were two types of yoke for the Viscount both slightly different. One type had brake levers the other type (which yours belong too) didn’t have the brake...
24th Mar 2018, 13:17
Replies: 22
Views: 4,691
Posted By Fly.Buy

Rolling20 -That's funny! not too dissimilar to...

Rolling20 -That's funny! not too dissimilar to the Titanic...

Another similar water ditching in the middle of a large city was back in 1963 involving a Aeroflot Tupolev 124, again fortunately all...
18th Mar 2018, 11:10
Replies: 22
Views: 4,691
Posted By Fly.Buy

Perhaps I have it wrong then, my recollection of...

Perhaps I have it wrong then, my recollection of the US air flight on the Hudson River was of the passengers standing on the wings and eventually being recused by the river ferrries.

I wasn't...
17th Mar 2018, 21:45
Replies: 22
Views: 4,691
Posted By Fly.Buy

Quite right too! perhaps I should have said...

Quite right too! perhaps I should have said 'obligatory' to carry life rafts.

It would appear that this particular Constellation didn't have any, similar to the A320 Hudson River crash the...
17th Mar 2018, 21:01
Replies: 22
Views: 4,691
Posted By Fly.Buy

Lessons are learned from each crash and after...

Lessons are learned from each crash and after this incident inflatable life rafts were introduced to aircraft. I understand that when the pilot made it to shore he sent a telegram to the company head...
16th Mar 2018, 21:53
Replies: 22
Views: 4,691
Posted By Fly.Buy

Lost Air France Constellation found after 65 years

Sorry if this amazing story has already been covered but a quick search on the threads couldn't find it.

A couple of months back the Turkish Navy found a lost Air France Constellation F-BAZS which...
14th Mar 2018, 07:16
Replies: 96
Views: 77,465
Posted By Fly.Buy

Not sure where this allegation came from : Iran...

Not sure where this allegation came from :
Iran denies rejecting permission for emergency landing for crashed Turkish jet...
12th Mar 2018, 08:07
Replies: 96
Views: 77,465
Posted By Fly.Buy

Well spotted andrasz !! Obviously the...

Well spotted andrasz !!
Obviously the publication is using some sort of stock photo then.
12th Mar 2018, 07:05
Replies: 96
Views: 77,465
Posted By Fly.Buy

Black box now recovered, unfortunately no...

Black box now recovered, unfortunately no surviours. Picture of wreckage on mountain here:

Turkey's crashed plane still in flames (http://www.irna.ir/en/News/82859162)
11th Mar 2018, 16:27
Replies: 96
Views: 77,465
Posted By Fly.Buy

Turkish (private) jet down in Iran

A few news agencies are reporting that a Turkish private jet has crashed in Iran, between 11-20 people feared dead. Routed Sharjah to Istanbul. Operator and type of aircraft not known at moment.
11th Mar 2018, 09:06
Replies: 4
Views: 2,292
Posted By Fly.Buy

F-28

Thanks for highlighting this crash, glad to see that lessons were learnt. Interesting to see that this particular aircraft was csn 11060, this whole factory batch line seemed to have become ill...
7th Mar 2018, 15:41
Replies: 38
Views: 3,501
Posted By Fly.Buy

A few years back I flew out on a Augsburg Airways...

A few years back I flew out on a Augsburg Airways Dash-8 (short version) to Frankfurt.

Worthy of mention an interesting visitor to land at the airport in 2006 was a British Eagle / Air Atlantique...
6th Mar 2018, 05:44
Replies: 63
Views: 8,006
Posted By Fly.Buy

Yes until 2011, Iran Air Heathrow flights stopped...

Yes until 2011, Iran Air Heathrow flights stopped at Manston to refuel thereby circumventing US sanctions.
3rd Mar 2018, 13:09
Replies: 12
Views: 2,588
Posted By Fly.Buy

Thanks for the correction, indeed it was an Iraqi...

Thanks for the correction, indeed it was an Iraqi falcon 50, registration YI-ALE. I am unable to link or post any pictures of the aircraft but there are a couple of grainy colour photos of it on the...
2nd Mar 2018, 19:40
Replies: 12
Views: 2,588
Posted By Fly.Buy

17 May 1987 the American warship (Frigate) USS...

17 May 1987 the American warship (Frigate) USS Stark was taken out by an Iranian Military jet, initially American intelligence was convinced that the culprit was a Mirage F1, in fact history now...
6th Nov 2017, 20:20
Replies: 18
Views: 3,021
Posted By Fly.Buy

THY Viscount

As well as the Afghan 727 there was a Turkish Viscount carrying the Turkish prime minister which crashed in woods not far from Gatwick
27th Sep 2017, 21:17
Replies: 16
Views: 3,053
Posted By Fly.Buy

The attached a video link of an expedition up to...

The attached a video link of an expedition up to the peak of Mount Suphan, Turkey, by some climbers in 2014. At 6 minutes and 10 secs they come across wreckage of the Avro Tudor. Not to sure if this...
5th Jan 2014, 11:41
Replies: 213
Views: 83,989
Posted By Fly.Buy

Very similar to SirFreddie, I too have enjoyed...

Very similar to SirFreddie, I too have enjoyed reaing this thread. In the 70's through to the early 1980's, I would regularly fly as a passenger on the Tridents mostly routing MAN-LHR-IST. I was...
26th Dec 2013, 20:30
Replies: 230
Views: 88,122
Posted By Fly.Buy

This thread brought back many memories, out of...

This thread brought back many memories, out of all the airports in the world the old Ringway seems to be part of so many peoples lives with a huge following, a sort of institution.

I don't know...
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