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30th Sep 2020, 19:28
Replies: 125
Views: 43,008
Posted By 172driver

There's one thing I can't get my head round to:...

There's one thing I can't get my head round to: flying LAX-FRA at least twice a year on an 380 (Lufthansa) in a premium cabin, the airplane was always full with perhaps 2-3 available seats in C and a...
30th Sep 2020, 00:33
Replies: 125
Views: 43,008
Posted By 172driver

Ugly but comfy

Ugly? Hell, yes! But from a pax POV the most comfortable LH ride ever. I say this as someone who as flown LH for over 40 years on pretty much any imaginable LH aircraft. While I LOVE the 747, the...
29th Jul 2020, 22:30
Replies: 178
Views: 45,582
Posted By 172driver

Yes. A little thing called 747-8 F. The freighter...

Yes. A little thing called 747-8 F. The freighter version. Sad to see her really go now, although I 'm sure we'll see the -F in the skies for many years to come.
24th Jul 2020, 21:41
Replies: 178
Views: 45,582
Posted By 172driver

Not only that. while QANTAS was founded in...

Not only that. while QANTAS was founded in Winton, QLD, it moved its HQ to Longreach, QLD in 1921, a year after foundation.
6th Jul 2020, 20:22
Replies: 43
Views: 27,747
Posted By 172driver

On a more general note, this article makes for...

On a more general note, this article makes for interesting reading:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/07/05/guatemala-cocaine-trafficking-laguna-del-tigre/?arc404=true

PS: you may have...
6th Jul 2020, 19:58
Replies: 178
Views: 45,582
Posted By 172driver

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1080x1080/lh_cargo_7a0406e16cabb33f2867490557108c42a944d08e.jpg
I always loved these ads ! I even still have a yellow T-shirt with that tagline in...
2nd Jul 2020, 22:20
Replies: 678
Views: 259,394
Posted By 172driver

Out of interest: are these certification flights...

Out of interest: are these certification flights crewed by Boeing company or FAA pilots?
Forum: Questions
1st Jul 2020, 18:42
Replies: 43
Views: 16,158
Posted By 172driver

Aveiro

Aveiro / LPAV in Portugal has a shipping channel right in front of the rwy 35 threshold. Landed there once (many years ago) and sure enough - a container ship was about to cross in front of us....
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jan 2020, 02:23
Replies: 756
Views: 816,324
Posted By 172driver

Unusually well researched and written article in...

Unusually well researched and written article in the NYT (they don't get the KVNY airspace, but that's a small niggle):...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2020, 17:24
Replies: 756
Views: 816,324
Posted By 172driver

Sure. But if they had done an IFR flight (I don't...

Sure. But if they had done an IFR flight (I don't have time to look up the TEC routes now) say SLI - LAX - SMO - CMA they would have had ample time to check IF they could get visual with the academy...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2020, 16:51
Replies: 756
Views: 816,324
Posted By 172driver

The wx being what it was, the option would have...

The wx being what it was, the option would have been to fly to KCMA and take a car from there. KCMA sits on a coastal plain, the academy is much higher up and would have been in the crud.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2020, 16:47
Replies: 756
Views: 816,324
Posted By 172driver

I doubt that. The 101 goes west, Las Virgenes Rd...

I doubt that. The 101 goes west, Las Virgenes Rd goes south and through a built-up area, also the 101 is the much wider roadway. I don't think even in fog in a helo you could confuse the two. The...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jan 2020, 06:13
Replies: 756
Views: 816,324
Posted By 172driver

Ceilings along the coast up to KCMA were in the...

Ceilings along the coast up to KCMA were in the 1200 - 1500 ft region this morning, so that could have worked. However, getting to the sports academy they were going to, would have meant a climb into...
12th Jul 2019, 17:21
Replies: 26
Views: 11,471
Posted By 172driver

Seems some airlines are more proactive in this...

Seems some airlines are more proactive in this regard than others. I fly Lufthansa long-haul on a regular basis and since about a year (two?) ago, part of the safety announcements is something along...
6th May 2019, 02:07
Replies: 483
Views: 958,920
Posted By 172driver

lost comms is 7600. If they did indeed squawk...

lost comms is 7600. If they did indeed squawk 7500 then probably a mistake.
17th Apr 2019, 06:16
Replies: 79
Views: 67,625
Posted By 172driver

I understand that a jet isn't a 172, but after...

I understand that a jet isn't a 172, but after maintenance isn't there something along the lines of 'flight controls free *and correct*' ?
6th Feb 2019, 03:18
Replies: 62
Views: 62,604
Posted By 172driver

You mean Ryanair. Laudamotion doesn't exist as...

You mean Ryanair. Laudamotion doesn't exist as separate entity anymore.
15th Nov 2018, 17:56
Replies: 13
Views: 8,347
Posted By 172driver

^^^ link - and TIME magazine use the pic of an...

^^^ link - and TIME magazine use the pic of an A320 to illustrate a story about stranded B777s..... ridiculous.
13th Sep 2018, 16:38
Replies: 46
Views: 22,455
Posted By 172driver

I am perfectly aware that fumes / electrical...

I am perfectly aware that fumes / electrical burning smell in the cockpit are an emergency (had it myself....), but why would you stop on the rwy right before an intersection and not turn off? Would...
21st Apr 2018, 01:23
Replies: 731
Views: 465,011
Posted By 172driver

Well, he runs a Spanish airline, so may not be...

Well, he runs a Spanish airline, so may not be too nervous about the situation. Wiki for IAG: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Airlines_Group

I admit I don't know the intricacies of...
27th May 2017, 20:25
Replies: 634
Views: 276,060
Posted By 172driver

While the scale is certainly much bigger, this is...

While the scale is certainly much bigger, this is not an isolated incident. Over the last few weeks I had repeated interactions with BA due to having to change a couple of long-haul flights several...
Forum: North America
15th Feb 2017, 19:52
Replies: 82
Views: 35,008
Posted By 172driver

One thing that can catch you out at KSNA are the...

One thing that can catch you out at KSNA are the different color taxiways. Add to that a landing into a low sun in haze....

See here:...
21st Dec 2016, 05:04
Replies: 296
Views: 283,481
Posted By 172driver

Hold on here. In the video at 2:30(ish) the...

Hold on here. In the video at 2:30(ish) the controller clearly instructs EVA to take up a heading of 270 (she initially says 290, but corrects to 270). However, EVA merrily carries on towards the...
29th Nov 2016, 07:30
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,165,046
Posted By 172driver

The video on the UK Daily Mirror site is weird....

The video on the UK Daily Mirror site is weird. At the beginning, there is a caption xyz-name/Flightradar24, then it almost looks like another aircraft collided with the RJ85 as it was leaving the...
2nd Oct 2016, 00:20
Replies: 4,329
Views: 2,617,847
Posted By 172driver

Quite obviously not, you a) receive the ticket...

Quite obviously not, you
a) receive the ticket immediately
b) have made the booking with a scheduled airline

Same in my understanding goes for ANY online flight-only booking made with ANY...
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