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5th Mar 2021, 13:59
Replies: 12
Views: 2,367
Posted By OldLurker

Is that the best Greenpeace FR can do? It's just...

Is that the best Greenpeace FR can do? It's just crude vandalism. (I'm sure it was fun though.) Greenpeace elsewhere have done far better marketing stunts.
2nd Mar 2021, 14:13
Replies: 49
Views: 8,693
Posted By OldLurker

The classic plural example is "Wolf when you hunt...

The classic plural example is "Wolf when you hunt them. Wolves when they hunt you."
27th Feb 2021, 13:56
Replies: 20
Views: 7,155
Posted By OldLurker

If they're not allowed to be sold as they stand...

If they're not allowed to be sold as they stand (anyway, which "friendly nation" are we thinking of selling them to?) then how much might it cost to convert them back to civilian Global Express - if...
Forum: Questions
27th Feb 2021, 13:35
Replies: 20
Views: 2,080
Posted By OldLurker

An interesting sub-project might be to...

An interesting sub-project might be to investigate why people (perhaps with not enough to do) persist in inventing slightly different processes with different mnemonics to achieve what is basically...
23rd Feb 2021, 14:28
Replies: 19
Views: 4,574
Posted By OldLurker

If the French can avoid scope creep (customers...

If the French can avoid scope creep (customers demanding changes and/or extra features during development and even during building) in such a long project, they may succeed in sticking to schedule...
23rd Feb 2021, 00:31
Replies: 245
Views: 152,417
Posted By OldLurker

BTW, one of the longest ETOPS engine-out...

BTW, one of the longest ETOPS engine-out diversions ever was ... yes, a United 777-200 with PW engines. They landed safely.
www.pprune.org/showthread.php?p=2560874...
23rd Feb 2021, 00:12
Replies: 245
Views: 152,417
Posted By OldLurker

Tango and Cash The failure occurred on...

Tango and Cash

The failure occurred on climbout - not in ETOPS - presumably on high power. Does the power state affect the probability of blade separation? In other words, if an engine doesn't...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2021, 11:22
Replies: 4
Views: 1,736
Posted By OldLurker

According to this, yes it was: Accident Bell...

According to this, yes it was:
Accident Bell 206B JetRanger III F-HUBA, 09 Feb 2021 (https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=247651)
4th Feb 2021, 18:14
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By OldLurker

Interesting that the RAF is calling the thing...

Interesting that the RAF is calling the thing Protector, a nice comfy name, instead of the more ominous Reaper or Predator.
23rd Jan 2021, 08:22
Replies: 58
Views: 21,980
Posted By OldLurker

AFAIK the effect of contrails - which can persist...

AFAIK the effect of contrails - which can persist for some time in the right conditions - is to increase the high cloud cover somewhat, increasing reflectivity as mentioned above. It doesn't make any...
19th Jan 2021, 21:23
Replies: 21
Views: 23,728
Posted By OldLurker

More photos on AvHerald: Accident: West...

More photos on AvHerald:
Accident: West Atlantic B734 at Exeter on Jan 19th 2021, hard touchdown (http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4e1e21a4&opt=0)
13th Jan 2021, 16:40
Replies: 43
Views: 14,541
Posted By OldLurker

FAI Completes Stand-Out Project Pearl Global...

FAI Completes Stand-Out Project Pearl Global Express Refurbishment...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2021, 14:51
Replies: 23
Views: 5,611
Posted By OldLurker

Not surprising, seeing that most accidents happen...

Not surprising, seeing that most accidents happen at the departure or approach-and-landing phases, but sector times and lengths, and passengers per aircraft, are far greater in commercial airliners...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2021, 10:58
Replies: 20
Views: 10,224
Posted By OldLurker

If they can't lift it out with another Chinook...

If they can't lift it out with another Chinook then recovering it would be tricky but not impossible. Build temporary road (probably wooden) across field, bring in crane and low-loader, detach...
8th Jan 2021, 10:34
Replies: 12
Views: 3,280
Posted By OldLurker

That was DL161, N192DN - don't know the reason,...

That was DL161, N192DN - don't know the reason, but they left Dublin late yesterday evening and made it to Minneapolis about 2000 local.
7th Jan 2021, 17:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,280
Posted By OldLurker

BA Source...

BA Source (http://thebasource.com/british-airways-b777-300er-g-stbo-delivered/) sez
British Airways Boeing 777-300ER G-STBO was delivered Paine Field London Heathrow late this afternoon as BA9150....
5th Jan 2021, 17:15
Replies: 82
Views: 33,560
Posted By OldLurker

Besides this loan, last September IAG did a...

Besides this loan, last September IAG did a Capital Increase (share issue) of 2.74 billion euros, of which Qatar Airways took its share; the rest was underwritten by three Big Banks - Goldman Sachs,...
1st Jan 2021, 18:16
Replies: 42
Views: 14,843
Posted By OldLurker

Indeed, there's a lot that the Aus government...

Indeed, there's a lot that the Aus government doesn't mention in its press release.

This isn't just an 'aerodrome' - it's gong to be big enough to be called an airport, capable of taking 787 and...
20th Dec 2020, 19:14
Replies: 57
Views: 11,756
Posted By OldLurker

rog747 - I'm not sure that TCI would count as a...

rog747 - I'm not sure that TCI would count as a 'major airport', except that night, when it was very unusually, and excessively, overcrowded.

The single runway was only one of several 'holes in...
8th Dec 2020, 16:18
Replies: 67
Views: 15,161
Posted By OldLurker

There's at least one seaplane base with...

There's at least one seaplane base with instrument procedures: Greenville, Maine (http://www.airnav.com/airport/52B). But in Alaska, where floatplane operations are routine, even their busiest place,...
30th Nov 2020, 20:27
Replies: 19
Views: 9,797
Posted By OldLurker

As wiggy says, it'll vary by country. After 1...

As wiggy says, it'll vary by country. After 1 January, unless you're already resident in an EU country by then, and unless the UK and EU make a deal that covers this area, you apply or a work permit...
23rd Nov 2020, 13:29
Replies: 86
Views: 22,413
Posted By OldLurker

I count 36 aircraft in the photo. Would that have...

I count 36 aircraft in the photo. Would that have been only one squadron? How many aircrew, and how many ground crew, would have been dedicated to that number of aircraft?
23rd Nov 2020, 13:18
Replies: 86
Views: 22,413
Posted By OldLurker

Caption: Squadron of British Royal Air Force...

Caption: Squadron of British Royal Air Force Tornado aircraft and crews seen at RAF Bruggen in Germany in March 1987.
Photographed by Terry Fincher - Copyright The Fincher Files 2013
Doesn't say...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2020, 14:16
Replies: 25
Views: 5,268
Posted By OldLurker

Hmm. After the 737 Max, does it worry any 787...

Hmm. After the 737 Max, does it worry any 787 pilot to know that the aircraft has systems about which pilots say "Boeing FCOM provides very scant info on them and they are completely transparent to...
31st Oct 2020, 21:10
Replies: 62
Views: 21,761
Posted By OldLurker

Um, how did that condor A320 get there? Must have...

Um, how did that condor A320 get there? Must have landed before it took off, surely? Therefore, before the pegasus 737?
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