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by howie
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Convair CV-340 down at Wonderboom [FAWB] 10 July 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 164
South Africa

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

Statement from Qantas about Convair accident in South Africa We were deeply upset to learn that two Qantas pilots, one current and one retired, were onboard the vintage aircraft involved in an accident in South Africa on Tuesday. They are currently in hospital being treated for serious injuries. Th...
by howie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Congrats Metro Rail at last a breath of fresh air
Replies: 2
Views: 48
South Africa

Congrats Metro Rail at last a breath of fresh air

AHA Thought I might catch you wandering what rubbish is he posting here Futuristic Concept of ‘Flying Trains’ Could Revolutionize Air Travel https://aviationvoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Futuristic-Concept-of-Flying-Trains-Could-Revolutionize-Air-Travel.jpg A plane that lands on a runway and ...
by howie
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Airbus stops the delivery of five A330 destined to HNA Group Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 36
South Africa

Airbus stops the delivery of five A330 destined to HNA Group Airlines

Toulouse - Airbus holds back the delivery of five A330 to Hainan Airlines, Tianjin Airlines, and Beijing Capital Airlines due to the late payments from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group. HNA appears to have fallen behind with payments to Airbus. According to Reuters news agency, Airbus does not want to...
by howie
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Virgin Galactic plans to launch space flights from Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 47
South Africa

Virgin Galactic plans to launch space flights from Italy

https://airlinerwatch.com/content/images/2018/07/Virgin_Galactic_VSS_Unity.jpg London - Commercial spaceflight venture Virgin Galactic plans to launch flights from Italy. Last Friday (July 6), the company signed a partnership deal with the Italian aerospace companies SITAEL and ALTEC. The flights w...
by howie
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Flight Safety & Training
Topic: Could a NON-PILOT land an airliner?
Replies: 3
Views: 52
South Africa

Could a NON-PILOT land an airliner?

There are probably a fair number of people who like to imagine that if they were on board a jetliner and the flight crew became incapacitated, then they could jump up and save the day. ‘After all,’ they think, ‘I’m good at Microsoft Flight Simulator and, well, how hard can it be?’ The answer, it tur...
by howie
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Convair CV-340 down at Wonderboom [FAWB] 10 July 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 164
South Africa

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

Latest is that it was not a test flight. Apparently in the media report issued by the authorities, her next stop was Pilansburg.
by howie
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: 11 Rescued From Alaska Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 30
South Africa

11 Rescued From Alaska Crash

11 Rescued From Alaska Crash A chartered de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbo Otter float-equipped airplane crashed in a remote part of Alaska on Tuesday morning, but after a brief search by the U.S. Coast Guard, all 11 people on board were rescued. They were airlifted out by a USCG Jayhawk helicopter....
by howie
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Convair CV-340 down at Wonderboom [FAWB] 10 July 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 164
South Africa

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

Believe 2nd person has succumbed. Apparently they were in a critical condition when rescued. FE was also ex SAAF.

Terrible circumstances and it seems ran out of altitude.
by howie
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: RIP iFlyAfrica.info
Replies: 41
Views: 1450
South Africa

Re: RIP iFlyAfrica.info

Unfortunately the face book page is not like the old website. This one now one of the precious ones left. Cherish and protect, and get more guys to comment.
by howie
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: HS's Boats & Floats
Topic: Happy Skipper in the news again
Replies: 3
Views: 62
South Africa

Happy Skipper in the news again

Lots of social media, lonely hearts club and other comment platforms have confirmed the following IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE: (1) Winner of a (woops correction correction) Happy Skipper popped the question and got engaged on Saturday. (2) Happy Skipper got a lucky Lucky Packet and won an aeroplane :goon...
by howie
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: SAAF / SAPS Airwing / SAW / SADF / SANDF
Topic: SAAF Chief apparently suspended
Replies: 1
Views: 41
South Africa

SAAF Chief apparently suspended

SAAF Chief apparently suspended – no comment from SANDF SA Air Force (SAAF) Chief Lieutenant General Zakes Msimang is apparently on special leave after being suspended from duty. defenceWeb was reliably informed of the suspension on Monday. At the time of publication no response had been received fr...
by howie
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen Under the Flightpath
Replies: 13
Views: 222
South Africa

Re: Seen Under the Flightpath

Great Pics
by howie
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen Under the Flightpath
Replies: 13
Views: 222
South Africa

Re: Seen Under the Flightpath

Great Pics. I think we need a permanent webcam there.
by howie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: First African low-cost airline fastjet on the brink of bankruptcy
Replies: 1
Views: 62
South Africa

First African low-cost airline fastjet on the brink of bankruptcy

African low-cost airline fastjet is on a nosedive and on the brink of bankruptcy, several media reported today. The ailing airline is in active discussions with its major shareholders regarding a potential equity fundraising, in the absence of extra fundings the airline is at risk of not being able ...
by howie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: SAAF / SAPS Airwing / SAW / SADF / SANDF
Topic: Project Kiepie??????????
Replies: 1
Views: 39
South Africa

Project Kiepie??????????

The South African Air Force will be getting new medium and light transport aircraft in the next decade, according to the Department of Defence. In its 2018/19 budget, the Department said the long-delayed acquisition would start from next year. According to the Portfolio Committee on Defence and Mili...
by howie
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Heroism: How a Young U.S. Air Force B-1B Bomber Crew Saved an Aircraft and Crew Lives
Replies: 2
Views: 55
South Africa

Heroism: How a Young U.S. Air Force B-1B Bomber Crew Saved an Aircraft and Crew Lives

New Bomber Crew Stayed with Aircraft After Ejection Seat Failed https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/B1B_ejection_30.jpg In a stunning story of split-second decision-making under pressure, heroic, selfless action and remarkable airmanship, the drama of what really happened in a bur...
by howie
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos
Topic: Interesting Approach
Replies: 1
Views: 41
South Africa

Interesting Approach

by howie
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Grounded SA Express scrambling to pay June salaries
Replies: 6
Views: 153
South Africa

Re: Grounded SA Express scrambling to pay June salaries

Just heard that salaries will be paid.
by howie
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Grounded SA Express scrambling to pay June salaries
Replies: 6
Views: 153
South Africa

Re: Grounded SA Express scrambling to pay June salaries

He said that SA Express had found itself in a struggling position due to a lack of good governance.

Well i am sure that the dodgy person that got the Fuel Contract can help, as I am sure they are still being paid, although not delivering any goods whilst grounded.
by howie
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Emirates: first A380 full landing gear change (video)
Replies: 5
Views: 152
South Africa

Re: Emirates: first A380 full landing gear change (video)

My question would be, why change all five sets of legs? Do they have a sell-by-date in terms of landing cycles? Extensive fatigue testing of the Airbus A380 widebody airliner has demonstrated what the European airframer says is "remarkably slow" crack propagation, such that there is "no need to ins...