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by regi
24 Mar 2018, 12:50
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?
Replies: 220
Views: 69191

Re: Which future fighter jet for Belgian Defence?

time to make our own fighter, just as Sweden.
Sweden counts just a bit less inhabitants than Belgium, but succeeds to build its own fighter and to sell it abroad.
by regi
31 Jan 2018, 13:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1830
Views: 225770

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

thanks, that was a quick reply.
by regi
31 Jan 2018, 13:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2018
Replies: 1830
Views: 225770

Re: Air Belgium: a rebirth?

It is great to fly A-340 again.
What is their history?
by regi
29 Jan 2018, 20:59
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: A chance to fly Lufthansa A340-600 between Munich and Berlin
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: A chance to fly Lufthansa A340-600 between Munich and Berlin

Reminds me how the Japanese used B-747 in full density load for city connections
by regi
16 Jan 2018, 23:26
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Which Belgian Aviation person (living) would you most want to meet...
Replies: 33
Views: 4606

Re: Which Belgian Aviation person (living) would you most want to meet...

I join you with the idea to meet the current king. I would like to ask him what went through his mind when he crashed his Robin ( at that time he was still crown prince )
by regi
16 Jan 2018, 23:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 452
Views: 120073

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?

Meanwhile, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr sees a need for “significant” restructuring at Alitalia before his airline can make a deal to buy the carrier. It is 25 years ago that my father made a similar analysis after a roller coaster ride with that airline. Restructuring meant in his words " shut that...
by regi
13 Nov 2017, 22:07
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Koksijde 1987: lloooww Belgian C-130H Hercules...
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Re: Koksijde 1987: lloooww Belgian C-130H Hercules...

We saw similar very low flying C-130 during combined Belgian-US forces Oesling manoeuvres around Veurne in 1988.
by regi
13 Nov 2017, 22:04
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: The World's Oddest Air Routes
Replies: 14
Views: 3701

Re: The World's Oddest Air Routes

The car ferry flights Southend-Ostend with those weird Bristols.
by regi
20 Sep 2017, 18:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 25002

Re: Ryanair cancels 40-50 flights a day from mid-September to end-October 2017

People tend to forget. Remember the public outrage and everybody boycotting Renault after they closed their plant in Vilvoorde? I have said in the past that I would not fly Ryanair again for business purposes after 1 major hick up. I have used them just once for a private flight afterwards. Never a...
by regi
20 Sep 2017, 17:45
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Turboprop for long distance airliners
Replies: 3
Views: 1718

Re: Turboprop for long distance airliners

I do not think that development will go back to piston engines for long distance aircraft. Not even the diesel engines. Neither do I think that traditional turbo props will be used. Despite the use of tp in the A400. But it is possible that the open rotor engine or propfan will be further develloped...
by regi
20 Sep 2017, 17:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 25002

Re: Ryanair cancels 40-50 flights a day from mid-September to end-October 2017

People tend to forget. Remember the public outrage and everybody boycotting Renault after they closed their plant in Vilvoorde? I don't forget. I had a Renault and it needed to be replaced. I used the quotations from Renault every 5 years to buy a new Citroën. ( which also closed in the past a fact...
by regi
19 Sep 2017, 12:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 25002

Re: Ryanair cancels 40-50 flights a day from mid-September to end-October 2017

Which program does this airline use to organise the employee's hours?
Or has this also been subcontracted to India because of cost savings?
by regi
19 Sep 2017, 11:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair cancels 2,100 flights in Sep-Oct 2017, and 18,000 more in Nov 2017-Mar 2018
Replies: 183
Views: 25002

Re: Ryanair in 2017

Ryanair insists it also caters to business people. Not sure many will continue with Ryanair under such conditions... This is exactly the reason why several companies in Belgium forbid their staff to fly Ryanair ( and also some other LCC ) + that any hick up to show up at work after a holiday becaus...
by regi
18 May 2017, 19:27
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Best/Worst food on a plane
Replies: 22
Views: 5071

Re: Best/Worst food on a plane

worst:
food poisoning with Alitalia.

Best?
I share the 747 upper deck experience with an AF flight between BKK and SGN , including cigar :)

And I do agree with the BMI panini as a nice surprise on such short flights.

sorry to be so simple: mash & bangers with BA. Yummy.
by regi
07 May 2017, 22:16
Forum: The luchtzak pub
Topic: If I was a billionaire...
Replies: 7
Views: 3021

Re: If I was a billionaire...

He stole the watch of the first stewardess, look at both pictures.
The other stewardess could get of the plane still owning her watch. :lol:

I wouldn't want his airplane as well: no Wifi and no cell phone reception; even his fixed phone isn't working looking at his face " Hello? Hello ?"
by regi
07 May 2017, 20:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Can it be saved?
Replies: 452
Views: 120073

Re: Alitalia near bankruptcy. Will it be saved by Etihad?

Hello every one, after being inactive on the forum for quite some time, I blink my eyes about... Alitalia. I am pretty sure that years ago I was a strong fan to close down that "company" as soon as possible. Just to read now that it is still acting as an embarrasment for the aviation world. The excu...
by regi
24 Jul 2016, 13:03
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: The "Heavyweight" of Luftwaffe
Replies: 1
Views: 1975

Re: The "Heavyweight" of Luftwaffe

No, larger quantities would not have changed the outcome of the war because of the simple fact that Germany had not enough fuel. Interesting is how the Luftwaffe changed the use of their heavy airplanes during the war. They had greater succes with the guided bombs than with their terror carpet bombi...
by regi
24 Jul 2016, 12:33
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: The Soviet giant
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Re: The Soviet giant

Not at all. The Soviet airforce doctrine was mainly to support the land forces. The objectives of the Soviet air force was based on experiences during the Spanish Civil War and the invasion of Poland. Superiority in the air and ground support were their main tasks, because a future war would probabl...
by regi
24 Jul 2016, 11:53
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Mid Air Refueling
Replies: 7
Views: 3056

Re: Mid Air Refueling

developments are still going on, on aeroplanes that could be used for civilian market as well.
http://www.cobham.com/mission-systems/a ... rd-kc-390/