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15th Aug 2020, 14:15
Replies: 87
Views: 8,533
Posted By Pistonprop

That's been my experience outside the UK too....

That's been my experience outside the UK too. Yesterday I had to shop at a busy time and was almost panicked by the near total lack of social distancing discipline (which had generally been good...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2020, 11:07
Replies: 9,070
Views: 828,449
Posted By Pistonprop

I keep reading about increases of those testing...

I keep reading about increases of those testing positive for Covid (stands to reason if the number of tests have increased), but what I can't seem to find is how many of those "positives" are...
13th Aug 2020, 19:10
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By Pistonprop

Sadly, I'm willing to bet this is not an isolated...

Sadly, I'm willing to bet this is not an isolated case. I wonder just how many a day do that worldwide?
12th Aug 2020, 20:16
Replies: 1,481
Views: 285,786
Posted By Pistonprop

Travel may not in itself be a danger. The danger...

Travel may not in itself be a danger. The danger is that once at their holiday destination a large majority of tourists let their guard down completely, particularly the young "healthy" brigade! I...
2nd Aug 2020, 13:18
Replies: 31
Views: 13,328
Posted By Pistonprop

Looking at FR24 am I correct in sighting that the...

Looking at FR24 am I correct in sighting that the traffic preceding the UAL was AF443 (also a 787 btw) and that traffic did land on 09R (cue ATC having 09R subconsciously in their head)? I also note...
1st Aug 2020, 15:40
Replies: 595
Views: 457,212
Posted By Pistonprop

But I guess that currently most airlines would...

But I guess that currently most airlines would settle for "break even".
28th Jul 2020, 21:36
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By Pistonprop

When I read the above, I do genuinely sympathise...

When I read the above, I do genuinely sympathise for those who have to fly and endure some or all of the above. I'm lucky, I can simply postpone all flying UFN. Thus no hassles for me! Just remains...
27th Jul 2020, 14:44
Replies: 19
Views: 3,452
Posted By Pistonprop

For the reasons given by nighthawk117 and...

For the reasons given by nighthawk117 and vikingivesterled, expect to see a fair number of new carriers in the coming year or so. Of course most of them will disappear within a year or two but some...
26th Jul 2020, 11:10
Replies: 19
Views: 3,452
Posted By Pistonprop

The aircraft has been seen fully painted up at...

The aircraft has been seen fully painted up at Maastricht and due for delivery on Wednesday I'm told.
24th Jul 2020, 21:52
Replies: 49
Views: 25,110
Posted By Pistonprop

Latest I just heard from a private source in...

Latest I just heard from a private source in Shanghai is that it was a "mis-declared" battery shipment. Any official declaration yet?
23rd Jul 2020, 09:20
Replies: 17
Views: 2,735
Posted By Pistonprop

No general rule. They all have their own little...

No general rule. They all have their own little ways. A German carrier I fly often with (correction: used to fly often with) offers pre-assigned seating for a price. If you don't go for that option...
22nd Jul 2020, 16:57
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By Pistonprop

Mr Mac, I'm a left turn only too (long haul), but...

Mr Mac, I'm a left turn only too (long haul), but now only travel for leisure. Therefore, I remain grounded (my own choice). :)
21st Jul 2020, 22:44
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By Pistonprop

Ah but, Mr Mac, I did say "the majority" and not...

Ah but, Mr Mac, I did say "the majority" and not "all". Oh, and if I was as young as you I might think differently! ;)
21st Jul 2020, 14:01
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By Pistonprop

Great idea but you can forget it. The majority...

Great idea but you can forget it. The majority who fly / will fly in the present climate are / will be the younger generation. Their loyalty lies with their wallet!
20th Jul 2020, 16:32
Replies: 68
Views: 14,504
Posted By Pistonprop

So, as I understand it, because I choose not to...

So, as I understand it, because I choose not to take the risk of using mass transportation including flying, I'm suffering from PTSD! Well no I'm not. I'm in the "at risk" category and, whilst a...
18th Jul 2020, 22:21
Replies: 9
Views: 3,750
Posted By Pistonprop

Why assume back to Russia? The aircraft is on the...

Why assume back to Russia? The aircraft is on the Belarus register. Anyway, it went from Nis, Serbia, to Zvartnots, Armenia, actual distance flown 2021 Kms.
14th Jul 2020, 15:05
Replies: 59
Views: 24,814
Posted By Pistonprop

The first officer suggested, during this...

The first officer suggested, during this briefing, that the ground-proximity warning system should be turned off to avoid its being triggered again, and the captain agreed.

Beats me why the FO...
13th Jul 2020, 10:02
Replies: 91
Views: 29,690
Posted By Pistonprop

My exact fear too. I get the impression that a...

My exact fear too. I get the impression that a large section of the European population have already classified the virus as no longer a threat and are rapidly dropping their guard. The result may...
12th Jul 2020, 21:37
Replies: 94
Views: 45,071
Posted By Pistonprop

I'm sorry Fanatic, I just don't get your meaning...

I'm sorry Fanatic, I just don't get your meaning at all.
12th Jul 2020, 13:48
Replies: 94
Views: 45,071
Posted By Pistonprop

Now, I look at it from a different perspective...

Now, I look at it from a different perspective Zoso. Should a pilot who suffers regular bouts of sinusitis, which arguably could incapacitate him/her in the event of a decompression, be flying...
10th Jul 2020, 21:09
Replies: 94
Views: 45,071
Posted By Pistonprop

It might well be that they are using pre Covid...

It might well be that they are using pre Covid sickness records. I also think that frequency and timing may play a role.
10th Jul 2020, 17:01
Replies: 91
Views: 29,690
Posted By Pistonprop

That forecast may well go up in smoke if a second...

That forecast may well go up in smoke if a second wave hits Europe this winter, which is quite likely.
10th Jul 2020, 11:16
Replies: 91
Views: 29,690
Posted By Pistonprop

I am a retired aviation professional and (in my...

I am a retired aviation professional and (in my retirement) had been flying purely for leisure an average of 30-50 sectors per year. So far this year my total is zero. As much as I want to travel...
6th Jul 2020, 10:06
Replies: 43
Views: 25,614
Posted By Pistonprop

Most likely set on fire by the bad guys, as is...

Most likely set on fire by the bad guys, as is usually the case!
1st Jul 2020, 22:47
Replies: 12
Views: 5,582
Posted By Pistonprop

I'm not entirely sure that this is headline news!

I'm not entirely sure that this is headline news!
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