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by earthman
09 Jul 2014, 13:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BREAKING: Air France-KLM could acquire Wizz Air
Replies: 7
Views: 2703

Re: BREAKING: Air France-KLM could acquire Wizz Air

What is going to happen with Ryanair then?
by earthman
09 Apr 2014, 18:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is missing
Replies: 566
Views: 197022

Re: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has crashed into Indian O

Silly me, right until now I somehow thought the signals emitted by the box were radio signals, only now do I realize it's an acoustic signal... Perhaps it would be feasible to modulate a time code into the pings? That would make it much easier to locate the thing, since then you would not just hear ...
by earthman
08 Apr 2014, 10:56
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: emergency landing strips in Belgium
Replies: 27
Views: 10246

Re: emergency landing strips in Belgium

In the eastern part of Poland, the A4 highway currently under construction includes an emergency military airstrip: a 3+km long stretch where the two halves of the road are built as a single 36-meter wide piece, with a movable concrete barrier in the center (the builders are not allowed to drill any...
by earthman
26 Mar 2014, 00:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is missing
Replies: 566
Views: 197022

Re: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has crashed into Indian O

So perhaps they let the plane fly for so long precisely to overwrite the CVR recording?
by earthman
14 Mar 2014, 21:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is missing
Replies: 566
Views: 197022

Re: Malaysia Airlines says it has lost contact with flight M

This all begs the question what was on the cargo manifest, or what wasn't but was being transported anyway.
by earthman
14 Mar 2014, 21:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: US Airways A320 misses take-off in Philadelphia
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Re: US Airways A320 misses take-off in Philadelphia

Oh no, the US labour unions will have them arrested for that. Or, more likely, make them disappear.
by earthman
21 Jan 2014, 02:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1099
Views: 482580

Re: Boeing 787 news

The crew asking to delete the photos says a lot about that airline.
by earthman
21 Nov 2013, 21:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Dreamlifter with a problem...
Replies: 24
Views: 6679

Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Men don't get lost, they take scenic routes!
by earthman
21 Nov 2013, 13:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Dreamlifter with a problem...
Replies: 24
Views: 6679

Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Ohh looks like someone won't get their christmas bonus this year..
by earthman
12 Nov 2013, 02:34
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: London new airport plans unveiled
Replies: 9
Views: 2772

Re: London new airport plans unveiled

Is that the starship Enterprise on the left?
by earthman
10 Nov 2013, 23:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1099
Views: 482580

Re: Boeing 787 news

So, nothing at all, really.
by earthman
01 Nov 2013, 16:23
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Return tickets for One way flights
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Re: Return tickets for One way flights

I understand that the airline would rather sell you a more expensive ticket, but this way they get your money and don't have to do anything for it... They really should not complain.
by earthman
15 Oct 2013, 16:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1099
Views: 482580

Re: Boeing 787 news

You think someone has a new roof tile for their house?
by earthman
08 Oct 2013, 13:27
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Schiphol airport parking
Replies: 3
Views: 2068

Re: Schiphol airport parking

Try searching for schiphol parkeren. There are plenty of companies offering cheap parking in the area and free shuttle rides to/from the terminal, or even valet service. There are also a number of pages which compare the different operators and/or find available spots/periods.
by earthman
30 Sep 2013, 12:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strange KEF landing of a LOT Boeing 787
Replies: 19
Views: 4297

Re: Strange KEF landing of a LOT Boeing 787

I would assume the parts and personnel came with one of the two aircraft sent to pick up the passengers.
by earthman
29 Sep 2013, 23:42
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VTM Telefacts 24th Sept: "Ryanair's tricks"
Replies: 135
Views: 23755

Re: VTM Telefacts 24th Sept: "Ryanair's tricks"

Because for 5 or 10 euro, a LOT of people would simply not bother to print the boarding pass in the first place.
by earthman
29 Sep 2013, 19:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: VTM Telefacts 24th Sept: "Ryanair's tricks"
Replies: 135
Views: 23755

Re: VTM Telefacts 24th Sept: "Ryanair's tricks"

Too many people forget their brains at home when they travel somewhere. That is, if they had them in the first place.
by earthman
29 Sep 2013, 19:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Strange KEF landing of a LOT Boeing 787
Replies: 19
Views: 4297

Re: Strange KEF landing of a LOT Boeing 787

It would appear the transponder had failed in the worst possible way, by sending out seemingly acceptable yet wrong data.

Also, doesn't the so-called 'radar data' in fact use the transponder-provided altitude?
by earthman
26 Sep 2013, 17:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Warsaw Modlin Aiport
Replies: 43
Views: 13976

Re: Warsaw Modlin Aiport

The construction of the S7 expressway, which would make Modlin more accessible by car, has just been delayed, so the money could be used to complete the Warsaw ring road.
by earthman
26 Sep 2013, 17:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa confident it has managed to turn around Europe
Replies: 22
Views: 6330

Re: Lufthansa confident it has managed to turn around Europe

It's easier not to drink anything for 4 hours than not to drink anything for two weeks of holidays in the hot baking sun.