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by jan_olieslagers
02 Dec 2019, 17:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019
Replies: 317
Views: 185353

Re: Anomalies in BRU-ANR-CRL-LGG-OST in 2019

military cohousing at skeyes
Hear! Hear! Did I miss something?
by jan_olieslagers
01 Dec 2019, 17:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 577
Views: 178735

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Of course. What else would you have expected?
by jan_olieslagers
29 Nov 2019, 18:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Future of airlines: bankrupt, ceased operations, restructurations
Replies: 19
Views: 1874

Re: Future of airlines: bankrupt, seased operations, restructurations

[[ excuse me for nit-picking ... ]] s/seased/ceased/ in the thread title?
by jan_olieslagers
27 Nov 2019, 16:24
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cruise speed vs top of descent
Replies: 21
Views: 4907

Re: Cruise speed vs top of descent

:) Guilty, your honour.
by jan_olieslagers
27 Nov 2019, 14:07
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Cruise speed vs top of descent
Replies: 21
Views: 4907

Re: Cruise speed vs top of descent

The trick is not to allow pilots to choose their speed :lol: WHAAhahahaha! :lol: Could a modern aircraft fly a track, just as easily? I cannot speak about modern planes, but from a programmer's point of view it would be a lot easier. I have over and again insisted that, in the 21st century, magneti...
by jan_olieslagers
26 Nov 2019, 12:52
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news
Replies: 75
Views: 24402

Re: 2019 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

In brief: local government appoints new "president" (CEO?) at airport management company; said person has a past in one trade union but many (most?) people working at the airport belong to another union. His linguistical capacities are also questioned: he should have good Italian and French, but no ...
by jan_olieslagers
25 Nov 2019, 20:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 379
Views: 226295

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

Thanks for info, @Rwandair. Particularly surprising to me to see South African Airways only fifth - surely they lost a lot of traffic, then, recently? Weren't they a major carrier at one time, perhaps even Africa's biggest?
by jan_olieslagers
25 Nov 2019, 19:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Wizz Air in 2019
Replies: 60
Views: 25173

Re: Wizz Air in 2019

Subsidies are not an investment (if I may be excused for "nitpicking" as some call it). They come on the operations side of the balance sheet; investments come on the active/passive pages.

"... plans to spend" might be better wording.
by jan_olieslagers
25 Nov 2019, 18:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5902

Re: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020

Oh, was this about a Dutch airline? Good reminder!
[ / sarcasm ]
by jan_olieslagers
24 Nov 2019, 12:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020
Replies: 68
Views: 5902

Re: Transavia to fly from BRU with 2 Boeing 737s in Summer 2020

"State" aid? It has been rightly pointed out that Brussels Airport is a private independent commercial operator. At least in theory ;)
by jan_olieslagers
24 Nov 2019, 11:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 91128

Re: Crashes and serious incidents/accidents in 2019

Never ceases to bewilder me how certain countries seem to be inviting disasters like this by allowing housing so nearby, and on the runway axis. Quite common in Africa, but Californians are good at it, too. Accidents waiting to happen, sadly.
by jan_olieslagers
20 Nov 2019, 20:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 577
Views: 178735

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

The Italian taxpayer is rich but not indefinitely That touches on politics, sadly but unavoidably. In Italy like in certain other countries, there is a marked separation between richer areas, that bring in the majority of tax money (and, hence, have their own ideas about how and where tax money sho...
by jan_olieslagers
20 Nov 2019, 18:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 577
Views: 178735

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Indeed. The Pope is on a state visit (not to say "on a trip" ;) ), or there's an earthquake somewhere, or the funghi are late on season, or the prime minister's dog is having a litter... Always an explanation.
by jan_olieslagers
18 Nov 2019, 10:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 358
Views: 166909

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

... and with Belgium :)
by jan_olieslagers
15 Nov 2019, 21:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2019 Liège Airport (LGG/EBLG) latest news
Replies: 92
Views: 60391

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

I don't think there's much use in calling people names, either way. "Idiots"? "Ridiculous"? Then again, while keeping things polite, I too have my questions about the additional cost and hassle of two stops so very close by.
by jan_olieslagers
14 Nov 2019, 19:55
Forum: Website related
Topic: What is "aviation"?
Replies: 0
Views: 468

What is "aviation"?

This website and forum so frantically claiming to be about "aviation", I have more than once questioned how the "aviation" bit was to be interpreted. Here's some extra food for thought, gratefully copied from the - ever retrospective! - chickenwingscomics.com : See, this is the stuff they don’t tell...
by jan_olieslagers
06 Nov 2019, 22:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: False hi-jacking alarm on an Air Europa Airbus A330 at Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 20
Views: 1166

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

you cannot count on a 2nd invisible pilot to cross check your gear is extended, right?
Sure, but it does help to fly a fixed-gear plane ;) In all seriousness, though, you are of course entirely right.
by jan_olieslagers
06 Nov 2019, 22:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: False hi-jacking alarm on an Air Europa Airbus A330 at Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 20
Views: 1166

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

always crosscheck your actions
Ha! That's easy to say if you're always two in the cockpit ;) !
Too much cross-checking one's self can lead to nasty damage to the brain, so my AME warned me ....

(AME: "aviation medical examiner", the doctor who delivers one's medical "fit to fly" certificate).
by jan_olieslagers
06 Nov 2019, 21:10
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: False hi-jacking alarm on an Air Europa Airbus A330 at Amsterdam Schiphol
Replies: 20
Views: 1166

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

Mooohahaha! if that was the case, really, the messages can well remain in the "trivia" thread. And of course it is all too cheap too ridicule others' errors, still this poor amateur pilot has well learned the lesson to first "standby" the transponder, then set the new squawk, then "un-standby". But ...