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by howie
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Drum Roll for Iran NEW Fighter
Replies: 0
Views: 9
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Drum Roll for Iran NEW Fighter

[bbvideo]https://video.dailymail.co.uk/preview/mol/2018/08/21/8156476197755403255/636x382_MP4_8156476197755403255.mp4[/bbvideo] 'We should make ourselves ready to fight against the military powers who want to take over our territory and our resources,' Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on stat...
by howie
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: Are the Travel Advisories Useful??
Replies: 3
Views: 35
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Re: Are the Travel Advisories Useful??

Howie, thanks for sharing the information. I too find it interesting to read. But don't put yourself out of pocket for that price. Free membership and 3 posts a month will be fine :champion: :clap: Thanks for the reply. What I actually meant is that through our flying community on this site, if thr...
by howie
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: Are the Travel Advisories Useful??
Replies: 3
Views: 35
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Are the Travel Advisories Useful??

Hi, I have been posting Travel Advisories for the last few weeks. I have found out that the site that I was subscribed to was doing this on a trial basis. The minimum cost is $35 per month, which is out the window. If one sends in 3 reports a month, then we get free membership. Do you find them usef...
by howie
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Iran to unveil new fighter jet, boost missile power
Replies: 1
Views: 27
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Iran to unveil new fighter jet, boost missile power

Iran to unveil new fighter jet, boost missile power Iran Press TV Sun Aug 19, 2018 05:29AM Iran's defense minister has hailed the country's military achievements, announcing plans to unveil a new fighter jet this week and continue enhancing missile capabilities. Brigadier General Amir Hatami said i...
by howie
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 47
Views: 550
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Travel Advisories

Daily Brief fsb-square.png Monday, Aug 20, 2018 icon-airport.png LTFE Bodrum Turkeyfox-glasses-icon.png Report: BJV1 The planned construction work for the main runway is now delayed to Sep 19th. Until Nov 30, they will switch to using Rwy 10R/28L, as Rwy 10L/28R will be closed. Side step approach i...
by howie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Is Green Aviation Really Coming? Noiseless, low-emission flight may be here sooner than you think
Replies: 2
Views: 34
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Is Green Aviation Really Coming? Noiseless, low-emission flight may be here sooner than you think

Is Green Aviation Really Coming? Noiseless, low-emission flight may be here sooner than you think http://gallery.internationalflyerz.co.za/General2018/General2018_018.jpg It took more than 100 iterations for Israeli physicist Omer Bar-Yohay to declare his company’s V-tailed swan of an electric jet ...
by howie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Flight Safety & Training
Topic: What Keeps Pilots Up at Night Flying in the dark can play tricks on your senses
Replies: 1
Views: 24
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What Keeps Pilots Up at Night Flying in the dark can play tricks on your senses

What Keeps Pilots Up at Night Flying in the dark can play tricks on your senses When I was learning to drive, I remember how I savored the gently curving descent navigating Ship Road, lit only by our 1986 Saab’s headlights. “I love driving at night,” I told my dad, in the passenger seat beside me. ...
by howie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: The First Jet Pilots First-hand accounts from the pilots who brought us into the jet age - sometimes the hard way
Replies: 1
Views: 30
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The First Jet Pilots First-hand accounts from the pilots who brought us into the jet age - sometimes the hard way

The First Jet Pilots First-hand accounts from the pilots who brought us into the jet age - sometimes the hard way Pilots who fought in the last years of World War II were flying airplanes refined by years of combat experience and engineering, the most advanced piston-engine aircraft ever built. Pos...
by howie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds scores of planes due to aircraft weight issues
Replies: 2
Views: 39
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Re: Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds scores of planes due to aircraft weight issues

Quite correct. No names no packdrill. Had that on a Shackleton Flight many moons ago on a tasking very north west coast. Similarly a mate of mine who was a nav, often tell me about what happened the next morning after we kuired in Rundu. Too many greeen mambas for him I think as there was problem be...
by howie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 47
Views: 550
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Travel Advisories

RPLL Manila Philippines 06/24 remains closed due to removal of the heavily damaged B737-800 which went off the runway after landing in heavy rain. Delays can be expected. icon-procedure.png HKJK Nairobi Kenya Some good tips on the visa process at Nairobi in Airport Spy: "We elected to have Kenyan v...
by howie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: BREAKING Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 #MF8667 crash landed at Manila Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 49
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BREAKING Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 #MF8667 crash landed at Manila Airport

https://youtu.be/OCYRkP7Dilk UPDATE 3 Xiamen Airlines says all 165 passengers on-board the plane MF8667, which crash landed 23:55 local time in Manila airport, evacuated safely after the emergency incident. The airline says no injures have been reported. UPDATE 2 According to preliminary reports, s...
by howie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Pilot dead as fire-fighting helicopter crashes on NSW South Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 48
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Pilot dead as fire-fighting helicopter crashes on NSW South Coast

A helicopter being used in the bushfire fighting effort on the NSW South Coast has crashed, killing the pilot. A spokesman for NSW Ambulance said it was believed the waterbombing helicopter crashed "into a tree" at Woodstock, near Ulladulla. NSW Police said their resources were en route. The NSW Rur...
by howie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Lufthansa tests water-scavenger additive for fuel decontamination
Replies: 1
Views: 28
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Lufthansa tests water-scavenger additive for fuel decontamination

14 AUGUST, 2018 SOURCE: FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM BY: MICHAEL GUBISCH LONDON Lufthansa is trialling use of a kerosene additive to remove water from fuel tanks on board aircraft. The "water scavenger" additive disperses water within the fuel, enabling removal of the contaminant from the system via the engine'...
by howie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Crashed Wonderboom plane crew ‘weren’t qualified’, report finds
Replies: 9
Views: 117
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Re: Crashed Wonderboom plane crew ‘weren’t qualified’, report finds

Thanks for that Post 'Skipper.

At least you know on this site, you wont have 50 lap dogs shouting for your attentions.
by howie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds scores of planes due to aircraft weight issues
Replies: 2
Views: 39
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Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds scores of planes due to aircraft weight issues

Southwest Airlines suddenly grounds scores of planes due to aircraft weight issues Southwest Airlines abruptly grounded 66 Boeing 737 aircraft in its fleet last Wednesday after issues with the carrier’s aircraft weight records were discovered. In an internal memo to employees on the matter that was...
by howie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 47
Views: 550
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Travel Advisories

URGENT We have just issued a Level 1 Ops Alert for: icon-airspace.png EHZZ/ Netherlands : Category: Airspace Situation: EHAA/Amsterdam FIR is experiencing a total communication failure. No flights accepted within Netherlands airspace until further notice. Check the Eurocontrol NOP for latest updates.
by howie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 47
Views: 550
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Travel Advisories

Daily Brief fsb-square.png Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 icon-airport.png LIPE Bologna Italyfox-glasses-icon.png Report: LIN1 More night closures have been announced for runway repair work throughout Aug and Sep - check the Notams for details. But the airport will then shut down completely for four days,...
by howie
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 47
Views: 550
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Travel Advisories

Daily Brief fsb-square.png Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 icon-severe%20wx.png VVZZ Vietnam The worst of Tropical Storm Bebinca is forecast to hit northern Vietnam, including Hanoi, on Aug 16-17. The storm is currently located around 150 miles southwest of Hong Kong in the South China Sea, with gusting wind...
by howie
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 47
Views: 550
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Travel Advisories

Daily Brief fsb-square.png Monday, Aug 13, 2018 icon-event.png EGKB Biggin Hill United Kingdom The Biggin Hill Airshow will be happening from Aug 18-19. On those two days, the airport will be closed to all traffic from 1230-1730 local time each day. There is additional restricted airspace during th...