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by earthman
26 Sep 2013, 17:55
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Sky Airlines went to bankrupty on 3rd June 13
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: Sky Airlines went to bankrupty on 3rd June 13

Yes the whole DTI travel group went bankrupt, Sky Airlines was part of that.
by earthman
20 Sep 2013, 16:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1116
Views: 503220

Re: Boeing 787 news

The lesson seems to be: do it yourself if you want it done right.
by earthman
20 Sep 2013, 10:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Lufthansa plans charge for seat reservations
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Re: Lufthansa plans charge for seat reservations

I'm sure Lufthansa will be more than happy to take another 5 to 15 euro so you can reserve a seat on the replacement aircraft.
by earthman
17 Sep 2013, 16:22
Forum: Military aviation
Topic: Netherlands closer to accept JSF
Replies: 8
Views: 2996

Re: Netherlands closer to accept JSF

So they buy new planes but fire all the pilots due to budget cuts?
by earthman
17 Sep 2013, 11:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1116
Views: 503220

Re: Boeing 787 news

Found your answer here. There was likely some kind of inop of the trailing edge variable camber (cruise flaps), which imposes weight/COG restritctions on takeoff.
by earthman
12 Sep 2013, 15:57
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Thai Airways A330 crash lands at Suvarnabhumi Bangkok
Replies: 27
Views: 7727

Re: Thai Airways A330 crash lands at Suvarnabhumi Bangkok

I am no specialist or journalist. Indeed those two are mutually exclusive. Also note that the article says 'February last year' not 'this year', so indeed February 2012, not 2013. What's more interesting is why the beam was replaced in 2004, after only 9 years, if it's supposed to have a life of 10...
by earthman
16 Aug 2013, 11:58
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Fear
Replies: 32
Views: 10891

Re: Fear

...and for some airlines some of their planes/plane types do not show up.

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by earthman
14 Aug 2013, 13:56
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Fear
Replies: 32
Views: 10891

Re: Fear

You just need to register with ESTA before your trip, and pay up the 14 dollars. Then fill out the customs declaration before entering the USA. Oh and leave some fingerprints with them. And the 14 dollar fee apparently is used for ... wait for it ... promoting tourism to the USA! Because nothing say...
by earthman
13 Aug 2013, 20:55
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Fear
Replies: 32
Views: 10891

Re: Fear

I would start worrying if the plane did NOT make strange noises.

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by earthman
13 Aug 2013, 01:57
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Fear
Replies: 32
Views: 10891

Re: Fear

Yes you can buy lots of cheap Ryanair tickets to boost flying frequency.

Also if all else fails, you could try to hitch a ride back home on a cargo ship. It takes some time though.

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by earthman
03 Aug 2013, 00:33
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Qatar & ramadan
Replies: 15
Views: 5615

Re: Qatar & ramadan

In the UAE alcohol is forbidden and can land you in jail.

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by earthman
01 Aug 2013, 00:45
Forum: Contrail spotting
Topic: A surprising picture
Replies: 6
Views: 4683

Re: A surprising picture

Honestly I don't know if it's shopped.

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by earthman
31 Jul 2013, 16:04
Forum: Contrail spotting
Topic: A surprising picture
Replies: 6
Views: 4683

Re: A surprising picture

Yes some people will even claim that a picture of a clear blue sky is fake. (Although in some countries it seems that it might be..)
by earthman
31 Jul 2013, 11:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EADS to re-brand into Airbus
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: EADS to re-brand into Airbus

Astrium is to be called Airbus? That's a little silly, there is no air in space..
by earthman
30 Jul 2013, 10:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: The A350 XWB makes its first commercial flight – virtually
Replies: 1
Views: 6937

Re: The A350 XWB makes its first commercial flight – virtual

Does the fuselage section move to simulate in-flight conditions, or is it completely immobile?
by earthman
25 Jul 2013, 17:38
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1116
Views: 503220

Re: Boeing 787 news

I would paint flames on my engine cowlings.

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by earthman
24 Jul 2013, 16:44
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: recycling used parts - paperwork
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

Re: recycling used parts - paperwork

Flanker2 wrote:but I doubt that it will be a write-off unless the nose gear intruded into the avionics compartment and made a mess in there.
In fact the gear did just that.
by earthman
17 Jul 2013, 17:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Warsaw Modlin Aiport
Replies: 43
Views: 14049

Re: Warsaw Modlin Aiport

Yes the passenger handling fee is PLN 34 lower in Modlin, the transfer bus costs PLN 33...

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by earthman
17 Jul 2013, 16:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airbus A350 XWB news
Replies: 458
Views: 232596

Re: Airbus A350 news

Which is why they are still working.