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by howie
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Lächeln! BelugaXL arrives at Airbus’ Bremen site for the first time
Replies: 0
Views: 12
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Lächeln! BelugaXL arrives at Airbus’ Bremen site for the first time

https://wwwaviation24be-q41r3jh.stackpathdns.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/BelugaXL-landing-in-Germany.jpg The no. 1 aircraft in Airbus’ new-generation airlifter fleet brought a big smile (“lächeln” in German) to the company’s Bremen industrial facility. Touching down in Germany for the first time...
by howie
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: REALLY ZS-RSA returns to the sky
Replies: 1
Views: 23
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REALLY ZS-RSA returns to the sky

After a hiatus of about two years “Inkwazi”, the South African Presidential Jet, returned to the skies yesterday. In what appears to be a test flight the 737- 700 BBJ departed from Air Force Base Waterkloof yesterday 12:00UTC ZS-RSA flew to Durban then on to Cape Town, from Cape Town it flew to Upin...
by howie
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Flight Safety & Training
Topic: Flight control feature of Boeing 737 MAX under scrutiny after Lion Air accident
Replies: 1
Views: 24
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Flight control feature of Boeing 737 MAX under scrutiny after Lion Air accident

The U.S. Allied Pilots Association (APA), which represents American Airlines Group Inc. pilots, alerted its members of a new flight control feature of the Boeing 737 MAX models. This feature, called MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System), applies nose down stabilizer in specific cond...
by howie
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Grapgat
Topic: Plain Talking
Replies: 0
Views: 18
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Plain Talking

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by howie
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: The Last Two Douglas DC-6B's
Replies: 2
Views: 37
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The Last Two Douglas DC-6B's

Although there are many DC-6A and C-118 cargo versions in operation around the world, the DC-6B passenger liners were mostly "mothballed" as fiercely competitive airlines clamoured for more speed and greater seating capacities. The DC-6B represented the golden era of 'style' flying whereas the jets ...
by howie
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Vegas Tower Controller Incapacitated
Replies: 3
Views: 51
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Vegas Tower Controller Incapacitated

The FAA has increased controller staffing at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport tower after the only controller on duty late Wednesday apparently became incapacitated at her position. Confused pilots on the ground stopped where they were for about eight minutes and talked among themselves ab...
by howie
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: THE SCREWDRIVER
Replies: 1
Views: 30
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THE SCREWDRIVER

Final Date: Monday 20 March 2017 Time: 04:05 Type: Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II Operator: Western Air Express Registration: N158WA C/n / msn: TC-411 First flight: 1981 Total airframe hrs: 28602 Engines: 2...
by howie
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Explore the First Flight of the First Airbus A330-800
Replies: 1
Views: 26
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Explore the First Flight of the First Airbus A330-800

https://aviationvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/First-Flight-for-the-First-Airbus-A330-800.jpg he first A330-800 development aircraft to fly, also the second member of the A330neo family and market’s newest-generation 250-seat aircraft, has successfully completed its first flight which lasted ...
by howie
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR from Alverca Airport, Portugal declared a “mayday” with loss of instruments
Replies: 1
Views: 32
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Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR from Alverca Airport, Portugal declared a “mayday” with loss of instruments

On 11 November, an Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR (P4-KCJ) from Alverca Airport, Portugal and performing a first flight – after six weeks of maintenance at Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal S.A. (OGMA) – towards Minsk Airport as KC1388 declared a “Mayday” suffering from control issues. The pilots brie...
by howie
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: SAAF / SAPS Airwing / SAW / SADF / SANDF
Topic: “Critical maintenance events” impact on SAAF maritime patrol capabilities
Replies: 0
Views: 32
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“Critical maintenance events” impact on SAAF maritime patrol capabilities

WHAT A PITY, HAVING SPENT 8 YEARS ON THIS SQN ON SHACKS. WAS PART OF THE SO CALLED TEAM TO GO OVERSEAS AND TRAIN ON NEW AIRCRAFT. WE HAD ABOUT 4 FALSE STARTS. Aircraft used by the SA Air Force (SAAF) for the maritime patrol tasking are not only in short supply - they are also more than 80 years old....
by howie
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Boeing 757 flying to Canada crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured
Replies: 1
Views: 40
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Boeing 757 flying to Canada crash lands at Guyana airport leaving six people injured

I have edited the report, as it is terrible reporting, talking about the plane being a 737- max. Aviation Safety Network confirm that it is a 757-200 A Boeing 757 jet has crash-landed at Guyana airport moments after taking off, leaving six people injured. The Fly Jamaica plane, bound for Toronto, s...
by howie
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: SAAF / SAPS Airwing / SAW / SADF / SANDF
Topic: SAAF can only put two C-130s into the air at any one time
Replies: 1
Views: 28
South Africa

SAAF can only put two C-130s into the air at any one time

Ever-increasing demands coupled to diminishing resources are putting what was once called “The Pride of the Nation” into an unenviable situation. According to the 2017/18 Department of Defence (DoD) annual report, the SA Air Force (SAAF) used 81% of its targeted flying hours with by far the majority...
by howie
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Flybe plane's autopilot was accidentally set to aim for the ground
Replies: 1
Views: 38
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Flybe plane's autopilot was accidentally set to aim for the ground

The terrified crew of a Flybe plane which 'pitched nose down' as it headed to earth 'saw the ground' as they plummeted downwards for eighteen seconds, it has emerged. Details of the frightening incident in Belfast have now been revealed after the plane plunged 500ft with 44 passengers and four crew ...
by howie
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Report: Embraer EMB-120 cargo plane misaligned take off from Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport
Replies: 1
Views: 40
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Report: Embraer EMB-120 cargo plane misaligned take off from Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport

FOOD FOR THOUGHT Date: 18-JAN-2016 Time: 18:25 LT Type: Silhouette image of generic E120 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different Embraer EMB-120FC Brasilia Owner/operator: Swiftair Registration: EC-JBD C/n / msn: 120012 Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 Other fataliti...
by howie
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Flight Safety & Training
Topic: Boeing issues advice on 737 Max plane sensor after Lion Air crash
Replies: 1
Views: 36
South Africa

Boeing issues advice on 737 Max plane sensor after Lion Air crash

Boeing is advising airlines on procedures to deal with false readings from an aircraft sensor that authorities say malfunctioned on a 737 Max plane that crashed off the Indonesian coast over a week ago, killing all 189 people onboard. The operations-manual bulletin was issued Tuesday, the US planema...
by howie
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Alternatives to a new Runway at Cape Town International
Replies: 1
Views: 48
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Alternatives to a new Runway at Cape Town International

Aviation News Alternatives to a new Runway at Cape Town International November 6, 2018 Rob Russell There has been much in the press, recently, about ACSA going ahead and building a new runway at Cape Town international and the project commencing soon. https://static.wixstatic.com/media/f57485_1ad7c6...
by howie
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Calendar Events
Topic: Happy Birthday Mickey D VunVun (40)
Replies: 1
Views: 43
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Happy Birthday Mickey D VunVun (40)

Have a good one :beer:
by howie
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 64
Views: 978
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Travel Advisories

InternationalBriefing Thursday 1st November Worldwide Europe LTFM/Istanbul New Airport With the LTFM/Istanbul New Airport opening this week, a slew of Notams have been published, the main one of note re-iterating that until Dec 29 the airport can only be used by “pre-authorised Turkish Airlines fli...
by howie
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Britain given HUGE boost as Belgium goes for F35 fighter jets - leaving Macron FURIOUS
Replies: 2
Views: 110
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Britain given HUGE boost as Belgium goes for F35 fighter jets - leaving Macron FURIOUS

BRITAIN has been given a £400m boost by Belgium’s decision to purchase 34 new F35 fighter jets. While the new planes are mainly built by US defence giant Lockheed Martin the UK - its only 'tier one' partner - has a 15 per cent stake in every aircraft sold. https://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynami...
by howie
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: The Flight (and Fights) of Apollo 7
Replies: 6
Views: 317
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Re: The Flight (and Fights) of Apollo 7

87Juliet wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:23 pm
Just a pity that the moon landing is a hoax, never happened.

Makes for interesting entertainment though...
Hey Mr Landrover, hijacking a thread is capital punishment. Make your way to Robin Island :stars: