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by Sikiri
16 Mar 2014, 19:23
Forum: Videos
Topic: Blackburn Monoplane (Britains oldest airworthy aeroplane)
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: Blackburn Monoplane (Britains oldest airworthy aeroplane

And that very old Avro they have, a Triplane, is it a replica too? I'm afraid so. But their Bleriot (1909, Oldest flying aircraft), Deperdussin (1910) and Blackburn (1910) are the real deal. And so are a lot of others. Check their website to see which are real and which ones are replicas. http://ww...
by Sikiri
16 Mar 2014, 10:37
Forum: Videos
Topic: Blackburn Monoplane (Britains oldest airworthy aeroplane)
Replies: 4
Views: 1638

Re: Blackburn Monoplane (Britains oldest airworthy aeroplane

Actually the Britol Boxkite is one of the three replicas specially made for the film 'Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines'. A film I definitely recommend. To quote the Boxlite Wikipedia page: After filming, one was sent to the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, a second to the Shuttlewo...
by Sikiri
07 Mar 2014, 15:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: New charter airlines based in BRU
Replies: 26
Views: 5201

Re: New charter airlines based in BRU

besides as said here .. corendon flies only to Turkish destinations... so no influence at all .... Actually Corendon Airlines started a Dutch branch specifically so they could operate flights from Europe to other destinations outside of Turkey (e.g. Macedonia, Spain, Gambia). With a Turkish AOC thi...
by Sikiri
07 Jul 2012, 12:01
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BrusselsAirlines - the TURBOPROPS will come!
Replies: 304
Views: 118126

Re: BrusselsAirlines - the TURBOPROPS will come!

I've been a long time reader here at luchtzak. And I'm getting really tired of these fights. I don't care if it's SN vs FR or A319 vs RJ100. A decent discussions about the A319 vs RJ100 could be interesting, if it focused on performance, operating cost, training cost, maintenance cost, fuel cost,......
by Sikiri
17 Mar 2012, 17:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 4038
Views: 1477426

Re: Replacement of SN's Avro RJ and B737 fleet

According to airfleets.net, OO-DJQ is stored as G-CHDO. Why hasn't the registration been changed on the plane? This happens a lot with stored aircraft. Since they are not flying, what's the point? When the aircraft are sold or leased to another operator, a new registration will have to be applied a...
by Sikiri
24 Feb 2012, 21:48
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: VIDEO: Brazilian heli shakes itself apart after landing...
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Re: VIDEO: Brazilian heli shakes itself apart after landing.

Looks like a ground resonance problem. A famous example of a ground resonance test with a Chinook helicopter can be found on youtube. This is also the reason that helicopter blades have to be balanced out.
by Sikiri
16 Nov 2011, 15:12
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: MIG-21 in Chinese Google Earth grid?
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Re: MIG-21 in Chinese Google Earth grid?

Definitely not MIG-21s. If you look at the wing sweep, it looks more like a J-5 or J-6. These are the Chinese versions of the MIG-17 and MIG-19 respectively. Since the J-6 has been built in far higher numbers, I would guess they are J-6s. That is at least true for the top right and the left aircraft...
by Sikiri
02 Nov 2011, 16:52
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: List of A/C leasing Company
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: List of A/C leasing Company

Other big ones are: BOC aviation (previously SALE), GECAS, AWAS.

You can find an uncomplete list here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:A ... _companies
by Sikiri
02 Nov 2011, 16:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 5-day strike at Air France
Replies: 6
Views: 1725

Re: 5-day strike at Air France

sn26567 wrote:AIR FRANCE today (30OCT11) charters aircraft from 5 carriers for its service as flight attendants from 6 (of 7) unions are on strike (day 2).
Source: Airline Route
Which five carriers chartered aircraft to Air France during the strike? And what type of aircraft did they operate?
by Sikiri
21 Aug 2011, 10:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: BRU winter 2011/2012: latest news, routes, airlines
Replies: 87
Views: 36516

Re: BRU winter 2011/2012: latest news, routes, airlines

BMI have axed one of their flights between LBA and BRU - BD1613/4 leaving just the early morning flight and early evening flights from LBA, neither of which operate on a Saturday and only one of which operates on a Sunday. As a passenger affected by this it is damned inconvenient, especially when t...
by Sikiri
18 Aug 2011, 13:13
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Turkey bombards Kurdish after attack
Replies: 6
Views: 2291

Re: Turkey bombards Kurdish after attack

I doubt this is an F-4, look at the shape of the wing. The trailing edge is straight on the picture but angled on the F-4. This is an Sukhoi Su-25. Probably just a stock photo. I think I also recognize the paintwork as a light blue underside, and camouflaged upper side, a fairly normal Su-25 colour-...
by Sikiri
04 Jul 2011, 13:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines to start US service in 2012
Replies: 49
Views: 15849

Re: Brussels Airlines to start US service in 2012

chrisflyer wrote: Jet Airways is leaving the market
Did you read this somewhere? It would not surprise me, since I always found their move to fly to both EWR and JFK a bit surprising.
by Sikiri
01 Jul 2011, 20:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thai to serve BRU as from Nov 2011 !
Replies: 162
Views: 55193

Re: Thai to serve BRU as from Nov 2011 !

Conti764 wrote: Another issue... TG only flies to BKK, so that means FQ tourists on their way to HKT need a transfer at BKK. Which airline will execute the flight to HKT?
I would guess TG as well?
by Sikiri
16 May 2011, 20:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Transat has a new livery
Replies: 5
Views: 1832

Re: Air Transat has a new livery

regi wrote:Hey, the crisis taught us how to save money. :|
Actually, those welcome stickers probably aren't that cheap. But I do agree, too many euro white liveries these days.
by Sikiri
15 Feb 2011, 18:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines' fleet renewal
Replies: 4038
Views: 1477426

Re: Replacement of SN's Avro RJ and B737 fleet

I'm wondering about the two other A319's that will join the fleet. There were talks (rumours) about an ex-Sabena one and also an A319 from Hamburg Intl. came up. Could anyone tell me why SN is that interested in those ex-Sabena aircraft. 5 out of 8 A319's and 3 out of 5 A330-300's are ex-Sabena. Is...
by Sikiri
03 Jan 2011, 19:53
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: emergency landing strips in Belgium
Replies: 27
Views: 10470

Re: emergency landing strips Belgium

While reading the article I remembered seeing a video from the Republic of China Air Force (=Taiwan). After a while I found it back. It's made by local spotters, and features a S-70, F-16's, Mirage 2000's and Ching-kuo's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNk-ljy-diA While searching for it, I found a m...
by Sikiri
10 Dec 2010, 13:11
Forum: Website related
Topic: Happy 9th birthday www.luchtzak.be !!
Replies: 5
Views: 2915

Re: Happy 8th birthday www.luchtzak.be !!

Happy birthday ... And in 5 days it will be my sixth year on luchtzak as a registered user! Time flies :)
by Sikiri
28 Nov 2010, 19:07
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Flight Report - AMS-DXB-BKK ; BKK-REP (part 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

Re: Flight Report - AMS-DXB-BKK ; BKK-REP (part 1)

Virgin Atlantic 747-400's are actually pretty normal visitors at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. They visit AMS to receive maintenance at KLM E&M (Engineering & Maintenance). Hope this helps.
by Sikiri
23 Nov 2010, 18:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Plane escorted into BRU by 4 fighters
Replies: 30
Views: 7301

Re: Plane escorted into BRU by 4 fighters

was this not the A310 that had continuous technical problems? And was it not the airplane with some specific features, also different engines, which would make it very unattractive to send to Dresden for a cargo make over ? As far as I remember, there is a spare part avaiability problem with this s...