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by jan_olieslagers
22 Feb 2020, 19:18
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 538
Views: 313120

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Look how well we are working! Finding even the smallest imperfection! Yes, we may have been a bit kludgy yesterday, perhaps, just the faintest tad; today however everything is bright and shiny and perfect!

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by jan_olieslagers
21 Feb 2020, 19:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1646
Views: 539858

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

[[ getting even more off-topic ]] Aren't you confusing with EBLB Elsenborn/Butgenbach? I much wonder about the status of that neat little asphalt runway, I last heard it was used for UAV trials but that is many years ago. EBLB: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=16/50.4848/6.1831 EBBN: https://www.o...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Feb 2020, 18:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1646
Views: 539858

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Ha, there you are touching on a pet peeve of mine! Actually, several, even. * from a legal point of view, I see no issue; and if there were, legal action would have been underway long since. The airport operating company being a private venture, they have every right to publish whatever they want in...
by jan_olieslagers
15 Feb 2020, 09:03
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: EBDT 14/02/2020
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: EBDT 14/02/2020

Though mostly Austrian registered, these Skyvans seem to operate mainly from Klatovy LKKT - not a very common mention here, either. I have a few pictures:

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by jan_olieslagers
10 Feb 2020, 13:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 47
Views: 2683

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

Infrastructure damage: at EBZH Kiewit, the windsock and its mast were blown over. Or at least, that's what I see on the webcam : http://ebzh.be/webcam/
by jan_olieslagers
10 Feb 2020, 12:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 47
Views: 2683

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

Tankering fuel (ie carrying fuel for 2 or more sectors) is quite common in aviation. Yes, but not always for the same reasons. In commercial air transport, price may be the usual reason; smaller planes sometimes fly to aerodromes where their preferred type of fuel is not available at all; quite a s...
by jan_olieslagers
09 Feb 2020, 21:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 47
Views: 2683

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

Very strange: EBBR/BRU had seen 19 in use for both landings and take-offs, only to be expected with the strong southerly wind.
Now, around 20:05 UTC, operations seem back to the "standard" 25R for dep., 25L for arrival. OO-SSI aborted a 19 approach to turn aside then land on 25L.
by jan_olieslagers
09 Feb 2020, 18:49
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 47
Views: 2683

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

With a good and up-to-date virusscanner, I should think :)

Meanwhile I am surprised to see the winds calmer than they were, around 18:00 UTC, on a long final for EBBR 25R. Or would it only be a short lull? The climax had been forecast for late evening and night..?
by jan_olieslagers
09 Feb 2020, 15:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 47
Views: 2683

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

Meanwhile, at 14:30 utc, I see KLM's BRU-AMS preparing for departure - I trust they know what they are doing, still it does look like a bit of an adventure...
by jan_olieslagers
09 Feb 2020, 14:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020
Replies: 47
Views: 2683

Re: Storm Ciara 09/02/2020

EK17/UAE17 In the decent
Sure, very decent people there.
by jan_olieslagers
05 Feb 2020, 21:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 538
Views: 313120

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Knowing Michael O'Leary
If I were your (grand)father/mother, I'd tell you to be more selective in chosing your acquaintances!
by jan_olieslagers
04 Feb 2020, 20:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 70
Views: 9865

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

Like we say in Flemish: met een korreltje zout
Or, in a more universal language, to avoid cultural struggles :) : "cum grano salis" - if I didn't miss the dative of the purpose or whatever they call it... As I understand, the English say "with a pinch of salt", too.
by jan_olieslagers
31 Jan 2020, 17:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 144
Views: 21828

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

Also, please define "normal"?
by jan_olieslagers
26 Jan 2020, 14:35
Forum: Website related
Topic: Aviation24.be uptime/downtime topic
Replies: 29
Views: 40939

Re: Aviation24.be uptime/downtime topic

Sorry, I couldn't say; I only tried search.php?search_id=active_topics, the "active topics", my usual point of entry :)
by jan_olieslagers
26 Jan 2020, 10:31
Forum: Website related
Topic: Aviation24.be uptime/downtime topic
Replies: 29
Views: 40939

Re: Aviation24.be uptime/downtime topic

Webpage was unavailable early this morning, was back again at +/- 9:20 utc
by jan_olieslagers
21 Jan 2020, 18:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 538
Views: 313120

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

@Jan_olieslagers, you fly small planes. What do you do when you go-around? You add power and you check you have it (although you are lucky, you'll hear it too ;) ). Yes, if going around (for which one has always to be prepared, if there's gliders around, with their own smaller traffic pattern, and ...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Jan 2020, 16:19
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 538
Views: 313120

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Thank you, @Bracebrace, for as little as I know about piloting the big metal this was the most enlightening information I yet saw on this matter (though all of it must have been available somewhere on the www, doubltlessly - there is so much...) The really fearsome bit is in your I believe the simil...
by jan_olieslagers
21 Jan 2020, 11:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 538
Views: 313120

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

People are not stupid If this were wikipedia, I would ask for an encyclopedical reference :) for that. Also: seeing the rapidity and frequency with which products and companies are rebranded today, at the impetus of highly qualified marketeers, I am not so sure the idea is wrong. Especially in a co...
by jan_olieslagers
20 Jan 2020, 14:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Record QNH in Belgium
Replies: 0
Views: 428

Record QNH in Belgium

EBCV has the highest of all, at 1049. Not sure I can "screw" my altimeter that far! Not that it really matters, my aerodrome won't open anyway in this low-cloudy weather. METAR EBAW 201250Z 16003KT 4000 BR SCT003 05/03 Q1048 TEMPO 6000 NSW= METAR EBBE 201255Z VRB01KT 4000 BR SCT003 OVC005 05/04 Q104...
by jan_olieslagers
18 Jan 2020, 17:14
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: can we fly with a plaster on a long-haul flight?
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: can we fly with a plaster on a long-haul flight?

No. An injury requiring a plaster is certain to invalidate your medical, which automatically invalidates your licence.