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by jan_olieslagers
18 Oct 2019, 17:53
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cruise speed vs top of descent
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Cruise speed vs top of descent

:) thank you! If I wish to descend rapidly - which is standard practice under certain conditions - a sideslip is the standard answer. Which will indeed increase drag dramatically, while at the same time reducing wing efficiency, thus reducing lift. And I absolutely love side-slipping! But I can imag...
by jan_olieslagers
18 Oct 2019, 16:52
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cruise speed vs top of descent
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Cruise speed vs top of descent

This makes for most interesting reading, thanks for sharing!

Myself limited to FL120 or so for lack of pressurisation/oxygen bottles, and to 100 kts Vne for lack of budget :( cannot really contribute to the facts, so sorry...
by jan_olieslagers
15 Oct 2019, 13:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249625

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Indeed right to put things into perspective, and to compare with the only more or less comparable country, at least in Europe, that is Switzerland. And also right that there are more important issues, at least for now, and probably for a long time after. @Passenger: thanks for pointing out the excep...
by jan_olieslagers
15 Oct 2019, 09:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249625

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

So typical of certain Belgians, especially in Brussels: when federalisation suits them, they'll use all of it, as in the case of the Brussels noise regulation. When they find it less convenient, they'll cry murder.

NB the remark about Frau Foerster is quite relevant, though!
by jan_olieslagers
12 Oct 2019, 11:50
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Antonov An-72 from Army D.R. Congo: crash?
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Antonov An-72 from Army D.R. Congo: crash?

Copied from Aviation Safety Network:
The aircraft used to be owned by the Armenian airline South Airlines, registered EK-72903. However, EK-72903, is no longer on the Armenian aircraft register and South Airlines does not seem to have an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) in Armenia.
Smelly, isn't it?
by jan_olieslagers
11 Oct 2019, 12:03
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: EBZW 11/10/2019
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Re: EBZW 11/10/2019

Wow, that's a big plane on a small runway :) But the PC-24 was always conceived to need little runway, I think it can even operate from grass.
by jan_olieslagers
11 Oct 2019, 11:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249625

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

it must be a bit confusing to passengers
Allow me to have my doubts: I'll bet you that only a few even saw. Like as not you were the only one.
by jan_olieslagers
11 Oct 2019, 11:26
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Antonov An-72 from Army D.R. Congo: crash?
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Antonov An-72 from Army D.R. Congo: crash?

At least it is not a plane owned by the DRC Air Force: the An-72 type is not in the inventory. Like as not is was a plane they chartered. Watch the usual sites and news will come up soon enough. Indeed already appeared at ASN: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/229876 NB the plane pictured looks m...
by jan_olieslagers
11 Oct 2019, 08:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 65
Views: 37580

Re: 2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news

In most countries, train drivers must be certified for the routes they work. Practically this will mean that no train driver will leave her/his own country, or only marginally. Belgian freight trains will be driven by Belgian drivers to the first likely station in Germany (Aachen West) or France, fo...
by jan_olieslagers
09 Oct 2019, 21:50
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Dutch airforce acquires extra F-35's
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Dutch airforce acquires extra F-35's

What is to be the "extra infrastructure"? Reactivation of a closed fighter base, perhaps? Or "only" more shelters &c at existing bases?
by jan_olieslagers
06 Oct 2019, 18:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249625

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

the right to discuss, talk and even brainstorm Bwah, how many times have we had this? If the forum management wishes to tolerate idle talk and personal opinions, so be it. Myself participate in forums to read and share factual information. Of which there is a good deal available here, and thanks to...
by jan_olieslagers
06 Oct 2019, 17:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249625

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

this is a forum for aviation enthousiasts, not professionals
I would be most sorry to miss the professionals in this forum - it is them and only them that bring factual inside information.
by jan_olieslagers
06 Oct 2019, 09:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2019
Replies: 965
Views: 249625

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2019

Couldn't Bamako be served, at least initially, as a once or twice per week triangular flight, combined with a more traditional destination like Dakar?
by jan_olieslagers
29 Sep 2019, 11:09
Forum: Website related
Topic: Empty postings are twitter messages
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Empty postings are twitter messages

These empty postings seem like a spreading disease...
by jan_olieslagers
25 Sep 2019, 19:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 324
Views: 164666

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

No they're not. For me at least, with my rather restrictive browser settings.
by jan_olieslagers
25 Sep 2019, 19:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 324
Views: 164666

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

Am I the only one to see three empty postings from "luchtzak" in a row?
by jan_olieslagers
23 Sep 2019, 08:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thomas Cook ceases trading; UK CAA launches giant programme to fly its customers home
Replies: 114
Views: 12498

Re: Consequences of the looming Thomas Cook bankruptcy on Brussels Airlines

If Thomas Cook Belgium is failing, no doubt this will badly affect SN's future figures. Like as not. But, as yet, officially, only the British branch discontinued operations. Belgian operations continue to run, sales offices ("shops") are open. And I heard media reports of a prospect of the German ...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Sep 2019, 19:46
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: ANR 21/09/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: ANR 21/09/2019

That might be interesting or not, depending on your house's location ;) Timbuktu?