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21st Sep 2017, 11:39
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Views: 1,003,749
Posted By chrisstiles

.. and indeed you could argue that a large part...

.. and indeed you could argue that a large part of their (early) business model came about by recognising there was a mismatch between supply and demand of pilots in the market and exploiting that.
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25th Mar 2014, 11:19
Replies: 60
Views: 9,404
Posted By chrisstiles

It's basically down to the death of civility...

It's basically down to the death of civility everywhere - social conventions used to regulate such things - now unless we have draconian punishments people feel free to flout any rules.
2nd Nov 2009, 19:03
Replies: 0
Views: 570
Posted By chrisstiles

HAJJ - airliners with converted freight areas

Hi -

Some time back I read about various airliners investigating converting the freight section to additional seating for high volume trips - the annual Hajj pilgrimage was mentioned.

Does...
3rd Jul 2007, 21:22
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By chrisstiles

No definitely not the Biggles books - or any of...

No definitely not the Biggles books - or any of the related series by W. E Jones (Worrals etc).

The series itself was fairly short (maybe three or four books in all), and all set during WWI -...
3rd Jul 2007, 01:22
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By chrisstiles

Childrens books - WWI RFC

Hi --

Years ago, I remember reading a series of childrens books set in WWI, which featured a Royal Flying Corps pilot who was flying in France and the UK (afaicr it also featured his much more...
Forum: Freight Dogs
18th Oct 2006, 00:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,941
Posted By chrisstiles

Is there any information on the sort of fleet DHL...

Is there any information on the sort of fleet DHL has? Wikipedia just states '420 aircraft'.

The recent logistics survey in the Economist seemed to imply that UPS and FedEx operated more extensive...
9th Sep 2006, 21:49
Replies: 69
Views: 6,184
Posted By chrisstiles

Happened to me recently, FYR flight (first and...

Happened to me recently, FYR flight (first and please god last) landing at Stanstead.
9th Sep 2006, 21:44
Replies: 42
Views: 3,592
Posted By chrisstiles

Ryanair is fine - if you don't mind travelling on...

Ryanair is fine - if you don't mind travelling on a bus with constant attempts to amuse and entertain - scratchcards, raffle draws etc. Once they allow mobile phones on board it'll just get worse.
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5th Sep 2006, 01:16
Replies: 41
Views: 6,971
Posted By chrisstiles

I note that the lead pilot in the virtual...

I note that the lead pilot in the virtual thunderbirds is a commercial pilot - with past experience flying the T-38.
31st Aug 2006, 15:02
Replies: 108
Views: 13,434
Posted By chrisstiles

Personally I'd prefer few or little...

Personally I'd prefer few or little announcements. Yes, sometimes it is nice to have something on the ground pointed out - however I might equally be trying to sleep and then it's not so good. As...
11th Apr 2006, 16:44
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By chrisstiles

A340 - Slow Sales and Fuel prices

Hi --

In last weeks economist, there is an article stating:

"Meanwhile the European firm is losing out in the next size up, where Boeing sold 155 of its 777 long-haul planes last year,...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jan 2006, 20:06
Replies: 87
Views: 18,033
Posted By chrisstiles

'Close Encounter' over East London

Anyone know what planes were involved in this ?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4660644.stm

I'm guessing a DHL 737 and a JAL 777 ?

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chris
15th Oct 2005, 00:37
Replies: 97
Views: 18,317
Posted By chrisstiles

I thought there were still - very quietly run -...

I thought there were still - very quietly run - flights between Sharjah and Basra run by the same lot who flew in a load of troops into Bagram a while ago.
6th Oct 2005, 00:30
Replies: 7
Views: 4,029
Posted By chrisstiles

Isn't the SST story just one of those that...

Isn't the SST story just one of those that resurfaces and resurfaces?

It's like those scientific 'discoveries' one sees trumpeted in the New Scientist, repeated every five years.

I bet that the...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Sep 2005, 21:54
Replies: 20
Views: 4,266
Posted By chrisstiles

Is BEagle a pprune poster? Because I too was...

Is BEagle a pprune poster? Because I too was curious why the A400M had gone with props when all the other planes in that class seem to have jets (C17, C5, IL76, Antonov etc).
25th Sep 2005, 00:39
Replies: 76
Views: 11,865
Posted By chrisstiles

The Newsweek article on "Lords of War" implies...

The Newsweek article on "Lords of War" implies that the AN12 in the photo was bought from Bout
23rd Sep 2005, 22:29
Replies: 1,021
Views: 131,542
Posted By chrisstiles

Sorry, PURPA ? I didn't get the 250knots...

Sorry, PURPA ? I didn't get the 250knots reference either.

Very envious of your opportunity to see what must be one of the best views in the world - and view it whilst sitting in air conditioning...
21st Sep 2005, 20:25
Replies: 1,021
Views: 131,542
Posted By chrisstiles

But how many Great Circle routes like that are...

But how many Great Circle routes like that are there where ETOPS doesn't apply for whatever reason ? I guess there would be Southern Pacific routes where that might apply also.

It seemed a while...
19th Sep 2005, 15:21
Replies: 1,021
Views: 131,542
Posted By chrisstiles

Okay, but what is in it for the airline in terms...

Okay, but what is in it for the airline in terms of selling points ?
Why would they prefer the A340 to the 777 (genuine and not rhetorical question).

To put it another way. Of the various large...
17th Sep 2005, 11:43
Replies: 1,021
Views: 131,542
Posted By chrisstiles

Sure - but AFAICT on most routes the A340 is...

Sure - but AFAICT on most routes the A340 is flying there is usually some other airline using 767s to fly the same route. I always thought that the 767 was slightly older in conception - so surely...
16th Sep 2005, 23:40
Replies: 100
Views: 16,582
Posted By chrisstiles

Problem is, very few pension funds were ever...

Problem is, very few pension funds were ever funded properly. Back in the day the acturial calculations weren't taking into account the length of time that todays retiree was going to spend drawing...
16th Sep 2005, 23:14
Replies: 1,021
Views: 131,542
Posted By chrisstiles

Why the A340?

What was the idea with the 4-engined A340 ? Given that there are twin engines jets with ETOPS flying the same routes ?
16th Feb 2005, 18:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By chrisstiles

Not to mention the tranqs, for when the wee...

Not to mention the tranqs, for when the wee little kiddies start clawing the air.

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chris
16th Feb 2005, 18:18
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By chrisstiles

Actually, the thought occurs. If this *was* such...

Actually, the thought occurs. If this *was* such a good idea, why the demise of the 747SP ?

I suppose it came to prominence in the days before the current craze for point to point mass flying.
16th Feb 2005, 09:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By chrisstiles

I'd have thought that the market for such long...

I'd have thought that the market for such long range aircraft was even lower than that for the A380 and others.

I guess though it makes sense to go after such a small market as long as you don't...
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