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by jan_olieslagers
21 Jan 2020, 18:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 592
Views: 372894

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: 592
Views: 372894

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: 592
Views: 372894

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: 477

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: 2315

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.
by jan_olieslagers
11 Jan 2020, 22:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 47795

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

Negative. 5000 € is 5000 € and 273K is 273K. If you perhaps meant the way facts and figures are presented by certain media, then I totally share your scepticism. Finding the facts is one thing, knowing how to interpret them is quite another. Reading a balance sheet is not an easy matter, for just on...
by jan_olieslagers
11 Jan 2020, 12:47
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2020
Replies: 157
Views: 47795

Re: Air Belgium in 2020

[ sarcasm ] Yes, one must be born in a special raciality, to prefer facts and figures over opinions and daydreams. Of course.[ / sarcasm ]
by jan_olieslagers
11 Jan 2020, 12:11
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Police helicopter over Haacht?
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Police helicopter over Haacht?

One more reason for me to keep away from that faecesbook! All info is offered here!
by jan_olieslagers
10 Jan 2020, 21:42
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: Police helicopter over Haacht?
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Police helicopter over Haacht?

For the best part of the last hour - roughly 19:30-20:30 UTC, and no end to it as I type this - a helicopter has been slowly circling the area near Haacht railway station. It is not visible on flightradar24, and sounds much like our Federal Police MD900 NOTARs. Would it really be the police? What ev...
by jan_olieslagers
09 Jan 2020, 19:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future
Replies: 1635
Views: 563614

Re: Brussels Airport (BRU) infrastructure: future

Now it that isn't a real aviation related contribution!?
by jan_olieslagers
09 Jan 2020, 17:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Crash Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 Tehran-Kiev UR-PSR (08/01/2020)
Replies: 70
Views: 12600

Re: Crash Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 Tehran-Kiev UR-PSR (08/01/2020)

So what may have caused the transponder to suddenly stop transmitting?
I cannot know, and I dislike speculation, but to answer the question as asked, one possible reply might be that it was switched off.
by jan_olieslagers
08 Jan 2020, 18:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Crash Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 Tehran-Kiev UR-PSR (08/01/2020)
Replies: 70
Views: 12600

Re: Crash Ukraine Airlines PS-752 Teheran-Kiev UR-PSR (08/01/2020)

I wouldn’t be surprised the
Sorry, but could we please avoid blank speculation?
by jan_olieslagers
08 Jan 2020, 18:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Crash Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 Tehran-Kiev UR-PSR (08/01/2020)
Replies: 70
Views: 12600

Re: Crash Ukraine Airlines PS-752 Teheran-Kiev UR-PSR (08/01/2020)

Are the back boxes normally not given to an aviation authority (or eventually to the black box manufacturer) for read out, and not to a private company that is directly involved with the crash? Yes, exactly my understanding. Actually I seem to remember that the local aviation authority is always th...
by jan_olieslagers
07 Jan 2020, 18:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airlines in 2020
Replies: 1630
Views: 392311

Re: Brussels Airlines in 2020

... "but I found myself unable to convince my bosses/shareholders" ? That would indeed close HER case!
by jan_olieslagers
02 Jan 2020, 11:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2020 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news
Replies: 56
Views: 16166

Re: 2020 Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL/EBCI) latest news

Jan will explain you the difference
:) First need to get rid of that horrible headache :vomit: and if my stomach is back in working order I can think of a bit of flying... Semantics can come later, perhaps, or even not at all.
by jan_olieslagers
01 Jan 2020, 12:44
Forum: Plane spotting - Belgium
Topic: ANR 01/01/2020
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: ANR 01/01/2020

Seconding both! Keep up the good work! Happy landings!
by jan_olieslagers
30 Dec 2019, 17:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 592
Views: 372894

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

And didn't NOTAMs have a maximum life cycle of 90 days, too?
My reading would rather be "grounding continued, no end in sight yet".
by jan_olieslagers
28 Dec 2019, 19:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures
Replies: 123
Views: 31466

Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

They know everything better.
They would run an airport better then the most experienced people.
Complaining is the favorite sport of Belgians