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22nd Dec 2014, 09:38
Replies: 32
Views: 19,207
Posted By Ptkay

Deep concern

This incident is a reason for deep concern here in Poland.

Every such manoeuvre can end up deadly.

The best example is the recent accident in Germany.
In this case the business jet simulating...
21st Jul 2014, 11:11
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,995,958
Posted By Ptkay

Read your link and then post. Heavy gun fire...

Read your link and then post.

Heavy gun fire at train station , yes, but in Donetsk, not where the bodies are...

Also fighting and shelling in Donetsk, not at the crash site.
12th Jul 2014, 12:04
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

No, they are not. The film is taken with a very...

No, they are not.
The film is taken with a very long lens from outside the fence.
The lights you see are on the old runway, just optical illusion due to long lens distorted perspective.
10th Jul 2014, 09:53
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

One question shall still be answered by the...

One question shall still be answered by the incident report, if the approach lights on the active runway were on or off.

I found another NOTAM, that also should have caused increase alertness of...
9th Jul 2014, 14:26
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

Bernd, the piece of tarmac, with people and...

Bernd,

the piece of tarmac, with people and machinery moving around is not a "runway". It is, what it is, a strip of concrete or asphalt.
No taxiways, no markings, no lights.

If you insist on...
7th Jul 2014, 15:10
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

I would say again, it was not a "closed runway"....

I would say again, it was not a "closed runway". The piece of new tarmac in the place, were there was no runway before is not "closed runway", because it was never "open" before, not in any charts,...
7th Jul 2014, 15:00
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

EDMJ, you got me. :) Forgetting the NOTAM,...

EDMJ, you got me. :)

Forgetting the NOTAM, not listening to ATIS and landing off the runway is probably not a clear cock-up.
Maybe there were really clear runway numbers and threshold markings...
7th Jul 2014, 10:20
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

The key word here is "closed runway". Closed...

The key word here is "closed runway".

Closed runway, per definition, is a runway once in use, present in older maps and approach charts, which shouldn't be used any more, for whatever reason.
...
7th Jul 2014, 10:09
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

BRE, it was Lufthansa: Bei der Lufthansa...

BRE, it was Lufthansa:

Bei der Lufthansa heißt es, dass die Kennzeichnung des Flughafens irreführend gewesen sei. «Nach unserer Information war die Bahn nicht wie im Weltluftverkehr üblich durch...
7th Jul 2014, 09:56
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

Typical German arrogance. Always other to blame,...

Typical German arrogance. Always other to blame, we are the best.

How could the runway be "fully lit", when the taxiways are still under construction, side pavements of the runway are still not...
6th Jul 2014, 10:21
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

The picture is from April, the runway is wider...

The picture is from April, the runway is wider now, they are in the process of adding safety strips on both sides.



I am afraid it will have much bigger consequences for the pilots.
6th Jul 2014, 10:15
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

Since April 2nd ILS is NOTAMed as INOP. VOR 27...

Since April 2nd ILS is NOTAMed as INOP.
VOR 27 approach has 11 deg offset.

http://wstaw.org/m/2014/06/05/VOR_jpg_750x750_q85.jpg

The PIC asked for visual approach and got it granted.
Landing...
6th Jul 2014, 10:00
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

Clearly visible here: ...

Clearly visible here:

http://blog.katowice-airport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/nds.jpg

More images here:

https://www.katowice-airport.com/pl/lotnisko/pokaz-galerie/337126#
6th Jul 2014, 09:57
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

Some images: ...

Some images:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=824950644184796&set=a.220609361285597.69109.126545364025331&type=1&relevant_count=1
6th Jul 2014, 09:55
Replies: 73
Views: 55,231
Posted By Ptkay

LH got permission from Polish CAA for "technical...

LH got permission from Polish CAA for "technical take off" from EPKT.
I expect they will just fly the patten and land on the proper runway this time to pick up pax and return to Frankfurt.
25th Mar 2014, 13:02
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,125,627
Posted By Ptkay

This was my exact suggestion few posts before: ...

This was my exact suggestion few posts before:



Is the Inmarsat comms device on RAT at all?
1st Feb 2014, 13:32
Replies: 14
Views: 7,298
Posted By Ptkay

Ryanair Emergency No Flaps Landing WAW

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-EKW FR9524/RYR244L, flight from London Stansted (STN) to Lublin (LUZ), diverted to Warsaw (WAW) due to flap malfunction. Jan 29th, 2014

Ryanair Emergency No Flaps...
21st Nov 2013, 09:11
Replies: 310
Views: 145,100
Posted By Ptkay

Boeing sent a tug from its Wichita facilities to...

Boeing sent a tug from its Wichita facilities to the airport, to try and turn around the Dreamlifter, but that could take some time …

.....

Because on the way to the airport early Thursday the...
6th Sep 2013, 08:24
Replies: 5
Views: 3,170
Posted By Ptkay

Aeroflot SU95 at Krakow and Warsaw on Sep 1st 2013, flapless landing

Just another blow for the Russian "Superjet".

An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100-95, registration RA-89005 performing flight SU-2004 from Moscow Sheremetyevo (Russia) to Krakow (Poland) with 74...
23rd Jul 2013, 12:19
Replies: 56
Views: 11,102
Posted By Ptkay

There is growing tendency to enclosed, tandem or...

There is growing tendency to enclosed, tandem or side-by-side gyroplanes.

The newest constructions like ZEN1 by Aviation Artur Trendak,
or Cavalon by Auto-Gyro GmbH have monocoque, safety cage...
19th Jul 2013, 12:20
Replies: 56
Views: 11,102
Posted By Ptkay

There is a very good information page on all the...

There is a very good information page on all the gyrocopter manufacturers
by a UK enthusiast:

http://gyro-gyros.********.co.uk/

Also on the Xenon and ZEN1 gyrocopters:
...
18th Jul 2013, 13:45
Replies: 56
Views: 11,102
Posted By Ptkay

In case of ZEN1 I think, the UK dealer is working...

In case of ZEN1 I think, the UK dealer is working on it at the moment.
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2013, 12:37
Replies: 13
Views: 3,586
Posted By Ptkay

You are absolutely right. More and more...

You are absolutely right.

More and more serious companies are manufacturing gyrocopters in substantial
numbers. Sooner or later, they will move from a 2-seter to 4-seater and apply
for...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jul 2013, 12:33
Replies: 13
Views: 3,586
Posted By Ptkay

You are absolutely right. Unfortunately most...

You are absolutely right.

Unfortunately most of the countries limited them, until now to 450kg,
for reasons unknown to me.

Now, more and more 560kg MTOW are in the works, opening quite new...
18th Jul 2013, 11:54
Replies: 56
Views: 11,102
Posted By Ptkay

Another application worth mentioning is the crop...

Another application worth mentioning is the crop protection.
Not only chemical, but also biological, where you need much less weight to carry.

Recently, the Polish company Aviation Artur Trendak...
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