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by earthman
12 Jul 2013, 15:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Canadian human-powered helicopter wins $250,000 competition
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Re: Canadian human-powered helicopter wins $250,000 competit

Hello ground effect! Is there an additional challenge/prize for leaving ground-effect height with a human-powered helicopter?
by earthman
08 Jul 2013, 00:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Crash at SFO! Asiana Airlines Boeing 777
Replies: 41
Views: 15778

Re: Crash at SFO! Asiana Airlines Boeing 777

It is starting to look a bit like the Turkish crash at AMS.
by earthman
28 Jun 2013, 13:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Warsaw Modlin Aiport
Replies: 43
Views: 14110

Re: Warsaw Modlin Aiport

It could have something to do with the ILS not being ready for use (certified) for another two months. Then again, that should not really be relevant at this time of the year.
by earthman
28 Jun 2013, 13:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Hello Kitty Airlines to AMS ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3525

Re: Hello Kitty Airlines to AMS ?

I would fly it but I am not 100% sure that I would admit to it. :-)
by earthman
26 Jun 2013, 12:24
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Hello Kitty Airlines to AMS ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3525

Re: Hello Kitty Airlines to AMS ?

Sweet!

But why does a Taiwanese airline do all that Hello Kitty stuff, given that Hello Kitty is a Japanese thing?
by earthman
26 Jun 2013, 12:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: A330 High-speed RTO Thomas Cook UK
Replies: 9
Views: 3128

Re: A330 High-speed RTO Thomas Cook UK

Isn't there just a button for that?

Also, I am not 100% sure that deploying thrust reversers is such a great thing to do if one of your engines just broke down. At best, you get very asymmetric reverse thrust.
by earthman
26 Jun 2013, 11:25
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Hello Kitty Airlines to AMS ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3525

Re: Hello Kitty Airlines to AMS ?

They should use Hello Kitty luggage tags and boarding passes. Or do they?
by earthman
26 Jun 2013, 11:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: First flight of the CSeries of Bombardier
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: First flight of the CSeries of Bombardier

The planes are called the CS100 and the CS300, not that difficult a name.
by earthman
24 Jun 2013, 17:09
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News
Replies: 61
Views: 11473

Re: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News

regi wrote:To see this bird passing by creates a special feeling for all spectators:
"Shit,I wanted to be on board of that bird"
Not so sure you would want that. Given that it is a test aircraft, the amenities on board are (probably) even more spartan than on UA 931.

Shit indeed. :lol:
by earthman
23 Jun 2013, 23:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Direct train between The Hague - Brussels Airport in 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3423

Re: Direct train between The Hague - Brussels Airport in 201

Except this train has nothing to do with either NS or SNCB/NMBS! You can't do this without SNCB/NMBS as they have a monopoly on accepting pax on Belgian soil. There has been talk about this for weeks and the general conclusion is that it won't make sense unless it can take local Belgian passengers ...
by earthman
21 Jun 2013, 16:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Direct train between The Hague - Brussels Airport in 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3423

Re: Direct train between The Hague - Brussels Airport in 201

P.S. here is a nice Wikipedia entry on the initiative.
by earthman
21 Jun 2013, 16:17
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Direct train between The Hague - Brussels Airport in 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 3423

Re: Direct train between The Hague - Brussels Airport in 201

In 2015 ? Efficiency at its best from NS and SNCB/NMBS. Except this train has nothing to do with either NS or SNCB/NMBS! This is an initiative of the city of The Hague, in association with Arriva. If anything, it will be Arriva who will run the train. (Arriva is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsch...
by earthman
21 Jun 2013, 09:22
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Baggage handler causes £4million damage to British Air jet
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: Baggage handler causes £4million damage to British Air j

Well, the bottom of the inside of the cowling is a convenient location to put objects. Can a normal person even reach the top of the engine cowling on an A320?
by earthman
20 Jun 2013, 10:41
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Airliner+pax missing since 2008 finally found on ocean floor
Replies: 3
Views: 1072

Re: Airliner+pax missing since 2008 finally found on ocean f

I would not trust this. Have you seen 'Lost'?
by earthman
19 Jun 2013, 11:54
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News
Replies: 61
Views: 11473

Re: Paris Air Show 2013 - Latest News

The Paris Air Show in a single picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flightblogger/9074598103/ I think that little plane in the middle of the the foreground (please don't shoot me for not knowing what it is) can easily be stuffed into the cargo hold of the A380 in the background. Without disassembly.
by earthman
17 Jun 2013, 14:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Ryanair world's first international airline
Replies: 1
Views: 6115

Re: Ryanair world's first international airline

What would be more interesting (to me at least) is a list of passenger-miles carried by various airlines.
by earthman
11 Jun 2013, 13:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 787 news
Replies: 1135
Views: 525707

Re: Boeing 787 news

Perhaps it will be the first one to fly both on international routes, seeing how the Chinese authorities only allow domestic use of the 787 for now?
by earthman
10 Jun 2013, 11:53
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Wizzair partial gear up landing at FCO
Replies: 9
Views: 3088

Re: Wizzair partial gear up landing at FCO

Um I hope they weren't actually evacuating people through R1...
by earthman
07 Jun 2013, 13:50
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Dead man flew 7 flights above Europe in landing gear A330...
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: Dead man flew 7 flights above Europe in landing gear A33

Well, they should install stickers in the wheel wells saying 'slow and unpleasant death guaranteed' in a number of languages. Since that is what usually happens.
by earthman
07 Jun 2013, 01:04
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Cebu A320 Landing Incident, Passengers (Not) Evacuated
Replies: 23
Views: 3787

Re: Cebu A320 Landing Incident, Passengers (Not) Evacuated

BigJets wrote:
earthman wrote: I am not saying it is ok, just that it is not surprising.
Then again, just saying 'yeah no surprise there' is not a very constructive criticism.
I'm not sure I get what you mean in your last sentence.
Never mind, just talking to myself.