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by Raffles
Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)
Replies: 142
Views: 6523
Burkina Faso

Re: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)

Thanks for the welcome message B407 an 87J. It took me a long time to discover this forum (us old toppies are not that good with all this IT stuff :sunglasses: ), i'll try to post regularly. Here's a pic of an aircraft type that we don't see often anymore, Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante ZS-CSI. 15 Jun...
by Raffles
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 1949
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Burkina Faso

Re: Farnborough Air Show 1949

Some interesting aircraft!
by Raffles
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 1949
Replies: 2
Views: 25
Burkina Faso

Farnborough Air Show 1949

by Raffles
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: HS's Boats & Floats
Topic: "Duck Boat" capsizes during storm at lake in Missouri - 17 dead
Replies: 3
Views: 35
Burkina Faso

Re: "Duck Boat" capsizes during storm at lake in Missouri - 17 dead

Yikes, how suddenly did the storm come up? Should the operator not get a met report as in aviation?

I would think the operator is going to be in serious trouble. Apparently the boat driver drowned but the "captain" survived.

:rip2:
by Raffles
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)
Replies: 142
Views: 6523
Burkina Faso

Re: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)

Great pictures Photon :good:
by Raffles
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk / I Want To Know ...
Topic: Vlad Force One vs Trump Force One
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Burkina Faso

Vlad Force One vs Trump Force One

The battle of the jets: Putin's lavish plane interior - including gold-plated toilet - is revealed... so how does it compare to Air Force One? - President Vladimir Putin has four presidential planes at his disposal including a £390million IL-96-300PU jet. - The aircraft has a special coating that ma...
by Raffles
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: Boeing vs Bombardier C series must watch
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Burkina Faso

Re: Boeing vs Bombardier C series must watch

Boeing has bought a share in Embraer, so maybe more name changes to come?
by Raffles
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Congrats Metro Rail at last a breath of fresh air
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Burkina Faso

Re: Congrats Metro Rail at last a breath of fresh air

I don't ever see this happening even for cargo which is already palletized. What advantage would it hold to cover the expense of production and certification? :thinking: Anyways, if any coach/capsule was released to Metrorail it would be trashed non airworthy within a day. :burner: :burner: :burner:
by Raffles
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: Boeing vs Bombardier C series must watch
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Burkina Faso

Re: Boeing vs Bombardier C series must watch

Now the Bombardier C whatever is an Airbus A220.
by Raffles
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Convair CV-340 down at Wonderboom [FAWB] 10 July 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Burkina Faso

Re: Convair CV-340 down at Wonderboom [FAWB] 10 July 2018

Post maintenance test flights should never have pax on board who are not directly involved with evaluating the maintenance. Maybe they were all off to Sun City for a farewell party. I still wonder if the outcome would have been different if they flew straight ahead and landed on a road or open field...
by Raffles
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Extensions
Topic: Tapatalk for Mobile Devices
Replies: 31
Views: 2563
Burkina Faso

Re: Tapatalk for Mobile Devices

Hope we get more traffic :good:
by Raffles
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Convair CV-340 down at Wonderboom [FAWB] 10 July 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Burkina Faso

Re: Convair CV-340 down at Wonderboom [FAWB] 10 July 2018

The actual nature of the flight isn't clear. There were 19 people on board and suitcases noted in the pictures of the wreckage (test flight?) but if they had minimum fuel reserves then the plane shouldn't have been too heavy to not maintain altitude on one engine.
by Raffles
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Convair CV-340 down at Wonderboom [FAWB] 10 July 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Burkina Faso

Re: Convair CV-340 down at Wonderboom [FAWB] 10 July 2018

Very sad outcome, I wonder if it would have been better if they had flown straight ahead?
by Raffles
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: RIP iFlyAfrica.info
Replies: 42
Views: 1496
Burkina Faso

Re: RIP iFlyAfrica.info

I wish our members would devote a little time to this website.....The admin staff are keeping it alive while there is very little traffic. ... I'm prepared to post articles of interest for a meagre "yebo Gogo". We won't tolerate trolls of course but all reasonable content is acceptable.
by Raffles
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Raffles' Internet Security Kiosk (RISK)
Topic: Facebook and Google accused of manipulating us with “dark patterns”
Replies: 1
Views: 38
Burkina Faso

Facebook and Google accused of manipulating us with “dark patterns”

29 Jun 2018 by Danny Bradbury By now, most of us have seen privacy notifications from popular web sites and services. These pop-ups appeared around the time that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, and they are intended to keep the service providers compliant with the rul...
by Raffles
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: RIP iFlyAfrica.info
Replies: 42
Views: 1496
Burkina Faso

Re: RIP iFlyAfrica.info

:rip2:

Do they still have the Face Book page? I haven't been there for a while.
by Raffles
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen in The Cockpit
Replies: 60
Views: 2488
Burkina Faso

Re: Seen in The Cockpit

:thumbsup1: :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1:
by Raffles
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen in The Cockpit
Replies: 60
Views: 2488
Burkina Faso

Re: Seen in The Cockpit

Cool!

:good: :champion:
by Raffles
Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Cessna 208B down in Kenya - 10 fatalities
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Burkina Faso

Re: Cessna 208B down in Kenya - 10 fatalities

It appears that they were were well below the MSA for the area they were flying in. Maybe to the east of track where the MSA is 137 and 141. https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/17/29/29/41/5ycac10.jpg Image from Skyvector Very sad, I'm guessing they were young pilots building hours? https://www.youtube.co...