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24th May 2019, 12:14
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Views: 2,506
Posted By rcsa

But, under pressure, presumably might have...

But, under pressure, presumably might have reverted to Amharic within the cockpit...
19th May 2019, 10:40
Replies: 921
Views: 2,132,479
Posted By rcsa

"Human nature itself, which is prone to...

"Human nature itself, which is prone to competitive ambition". Competitive and ambitious individuals will use corruption to feed their greed if so allowed (by social /ethical/ legal standards). It is...
9th May 2019, 08:23
Replies: 461
Views: 902,132
Posted By rcsa

What did for those in the back (as others have...

What did for those in the back (as others have noted above) was the G-force effect of the first and second bounce. I suspect most of the pax behind the CoG were incapacitated by severe fracture/ head...
7th May 2019, 10:52
Replies: 461
Views: 902,132
Posted By rcsa

In truth, I find this collective outrage about...

In truth, I find this collective outrage about pax exiting with their belongings rather odd. Everyone who travels regularly knows that checking in a bag is a form of roulette. Maybe it will come...
30th Mar 2019, 16:07
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,249,926
Posted By rcsa

Many of us said the same about the early 78,...

Many of us said the same about the early 78, during its 'Firebird' days. Five years later, the 78 gets consistently high ratings by that minority of the passenger community who have any clue what...
20th Mar 2019, 05:52
Replies: 21
Views: 8,574
Posted By rcsa

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x592/wsdbpu4_2f69a67753d043852b64e3436e8f64493b147639.png
14th Mar 2019, 09:28
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,249,926
Posted By rcsa

Absolute guess here, but Lufthansa have managed...

Absolute guess here, but Lufthansa have managed and supervised ET's tech and mech support for many years, so it's possible the default response to a problem in Addis is 'send it to Germany', or 'ask...
10th Mar 2019, 13:35
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,249,926
Posted By rcsa

Absolutely right. And absolutely right not to...

Absolutely right. And absolutely right not to share.
10th Mar 2019, 12:52
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,249,926
Posted By rcsa

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x569/660b345e_8599_4840_bc66_1c603ef0a1b1_138cfe4ee0fa9e66323f2fdb59f1fdfe098a3351.jpeg
New crash site photo
10th Mar 2019, 12:41
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,249,926
Posted By rcsa

Three hijacks and four hull loss (two of those...

Three hijacks and four hull loss (two of those with loss of all souls) in 25 years is not exactly an ‘excellent’ safety record by my standards. I
live on planet Africa. I fly +/- 50 trans-African...
10th Mar 2019, 12:30
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,249,926
Posted By rcsa

Casualty list

Casualty nationalities ex- BBC Africa service et al

32 Kenyan

18 Canadian

9 Ethiopian

8 Chinese
10th Mar 2019, 11:54
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,249,926
Posted By rcsa

Ethiopian

Respectfully, and as someone who lives in africa and travels extensively round the continent, ET is a dreadful airline, running what we call a ‘chicken bus’ service (think of an African bus with...
19th Feb 2019, 11:01
Replies: 77
Views: 50,133
Posted By rcsa

Air France did the same for their 75th...

Air France did the same for their 75th anniversary in 2013 (?)


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13th Feb 2019, 09:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,997
Posted By rcsa

Cessna 206 down in Kenya

https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Plane-crash-Londiani-Kericho/1056-4979712-14pgqkp/index.html

C206 5Y-BSE crashed near Kericho this morning. Tourist charter from Mara to Lodwar. 5 fatalities.

RIP
9th Feb 2019, 17:36
Replies: 28
Views: 9,539
Posted By rcsa

..which is precisely why, before asserting that...

..which is precisely why, before asserting that Staines, Bates and Roger were shipmates of Captain Pugwash, I asked Mr Google for an opinion. He noted, as others have done above, that there were no...
8th Feb 2019, 11:43
Replies: 28
Views: 9,539
Posted By rcsa

And their RN counterparts, Seaman Staines and...

And their RN counterparts, Seaman Staines and Roger the Cabin Boy....
7th Feb 2019, 06:20
Replies: 52
Views: 20,729
Posted By rcsa

on the other hand...

Or maybe the UK justice system has signaled that allowing peaceful public protest against a contentious legal process is a more important moral and social principle than protecting the commercial...
29th Dec 2018, 04:55
Replies: 13
Views: 13,643
Posted By rcsa

Comprehensive and respectful Obit in The Times...

Comprehensive and respectful Obit in The Times today. Copy-pasted for those without a sub.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/register/kristian-ward-obituary-d3m3nv0hqDuring his four deployments...
21st Dec 2018, 05:15
Replies: 7
Views: 5,161
Posted By rcsa

That's a very interesting find, rafiki. ...

That's a very interesting find, rafiki.

Beratex Group's only business seems to be M-VITO. There's another Beratex, a German textile manufacturer, part of the Bernauer Group, but although it's...
27th Nov 2018, 06:13
Replies: 0
Views: 1,842
Posted By rcsa

206 down in Zimbabwe, five fatalities

Four Finnish sport hunters and their pilot / guide killed in a C206 accident near Renco mine, Masvingo, Zimbabwe. Possible CFIT. Tricky terrain and WX in that area.
...
23rd Nov 2018, 07:29
Replies: 304
Views: 137,609
Posted By rcsa

... and, by inference, all the above exacerbated...

... and, by inference, all the above exacerbated by weight shift - passengers moving from one side of the cabin to the other, from front of cabin to the rear, drawn by a view of a mountain? a...
15th Nov 2018, 04:35
Replies: 144
Views: 23,368
Posted By rcsa

Another vote for learning to land by not landing....

Another vote for learning to land by not landing. After a frustrating and spine-jarring session, my (superb) instructor in Zimbabwe, (who went on the be the youngest 747 skipper in the world) got me...
13th Nov 2018, 16:42
Replies: 2
Views: 1,160
Posted By rcsa

Well there's something odd going on - the whole...

Well there's something odd going on - the whole Rumours and News board is now 'Private'.

Breathessly posting a thread on the Indian drinking Post holder when the thread posted 24 hours earlier was...
13th Nov 2018, 05:28
Replies: 18
Views: 8,721
Posted By rcsa

well he's had his license suspended for three...

well he's had his license suspended for three years now, and his position as D/Ops is under review. And the Indian press are giving Air India a good kicking this morning.
12th Nov 2018, 02:39
Replies: 18
Views: 8,721
Posted By rcsa

Air India Director Flight Ops fails breathalyser

Air India Director (Ops) failed breathalyser an hour before he was scheduled to operate AI 111 DHI - LHR. He is also a member of the Board of Air...
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