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by David Hilditch
Fri May 23, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: LHR 1964
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: LHR 1964

PS Was that a SAS DC8? SAS flew DC-8s into Heathrow pretty regularly from the 60s into the 80s. I was catching DC-8-62s at least into the mid-80s to Copenhagen. The movie is of excellent quality, very nostalgic, with lots of fine old liveries. Real airliners, real airlines. Note the Pan American DC...
by David Hilditch
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Lancer's back!
Replies: 33
Views: 4882

Re: Lancer's back!

I`m back too
Me too.
by David Hilditch
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Political Discussion Forum
Topic: treat yourself...
Replies: 15
Views: 3413

Re: treat yourself...

I'm not a huge fan of any of the Republicans but Romney seems the most sane of the lot.
Four years ago I well remember you were an enthusiastic supporter of Ron Paul. What happened this time ?
by David Hilditch
Thu Dec 08, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Karl had a persistent boner.
Replies: 11
Views: 1719

Re: Karl had a persistent boner.

I believe that the time-honoured technique is to cautiously approach the strip with gear extended, though prepared to go around for an alternate approach if requested.
What if it's a dead stick landing ?
by David Hilditch
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Small mercies
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Small mercies

Ever since the failed efforts of Richard Reid “The shoe bomber”, passengers have been required to remove their shoes and place them in a plastic tray for inspection. After the 2006 “Liquid bomb plot” we have had to do likewise for our carry-on liquids and gels. We can only be grateful that the TSA ...
by David Hilditch
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: QANTAS Troubles the latest news.......
Replies: 265
Views: 33039

Re: QANTAS Troubles the latest news.......

Well that's the interesting thing now is how much brand damage has been done, was having a chat to my airport manager today and Virgin Australia thinks they will retain 3 of every 5 guests that had been booked with QANTAS and flown with Virgin Australia over the last day or so........... In my view...
by David Hilditch
Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 787-777 Common Type??
Replies: 19
Views: 2020

Re: 787-777 Common Type??

BTW....10 points for anyone who can name the airport diagram on the Captain's display in the 787.
San Francisco ?
by David Hilditch
Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: LGA-DCA shuttle
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: LGA-DCA shuttle

[quote="tds"]My confidence is not buoyed by those comparisons. Although I wouldn't be surprised to find Kabul's roads in better condition than the District's[quote] As bad as they sometimes are, DC roads are generally better than those in the New York area. The thing about Afghan roads - the new one...
by David Hilditch
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: LGA-DCA shuttle
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: LGA-DCA shuttle

Thank you, David. Brooklyn is probably what I'd end up doing too. Driving in Manhattan does not appeal!
I don't find driving in Manhattan too bad, at least compared with Rome, Damascus or Kabul, say. The problem with driving in Manhattan is not driving, as such, but parking.
by David Hilditch
Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: LGA-DCA shuttle
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: LGA-DCA shuttle

Do you drive all the way in to Manhattan, David? How long does it take? I usually allow 4 1/2 to 5 hours (some hot shots claim 4 hours), plus any stopping time. I myself usually drive to and sleep in Brooklyn and take taxis or subways from there. Driving is not for everyone, but for me advantages i...
by David Hilditch
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: LGA-DCA shuttle
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Re: LGA-DCA shuttle

I agree about rail : sadly too unreliable. I actually drive more these days (and on other occasional routes too, as the whole flying experience has become mostly pretty miserable), but I know this wouldn't suit everyone. On the flight side, on the basis of 3-4 trips this year, there are usually a fe...
by David Hilditch
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Political Discussion Forum
Topic: US debt crisis
Replies: 24
Views: 3588

Re: US debt crisis

As I think we all know, the US debt deal this week solves nothing. America faces a moral crisis as much as economic one. We can't get $10 of government services by paying in just $6. It cannot go on. A wise man once told me that if something cannot go on, it will stop.
by David Hilditch
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Asiana 744F crash
Replies: 34
Views: 3343

Asiana 744F crash

It seems that an Asiana 747-400F has crashed en route Seoul to Shanghai. Two flightcrew members presumed lost.
by David Hilditch
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Dummy to switch from the MD-80 to the 737 (again)
Replies: 17
Views: 2046

Re: Dummy to switch from the MD-80 to the 737 (again)

Next, look at your typical Delta Air Lines pilot.....
Well, if I have to. I probably asked you this question a million years ago, but is it true, or was it ever true, that Delta had a rule forbidding their pilots to wear beards, or was that some kind of Internet legend ?
by David Hilditch
Thu May 19, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: KC-135 down in Point Mugu?
Replies: 7
Views: 3600

Re: KC-135 down in Point Mugu?

It was indeed a 707 - Omega Air 707-320C. Omega operates air refueling contracts for the USN.
by David Hilditch
Tue May 17, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Political Discussion Forum
Topic: Maid in New York
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

Re: Maid in New York

Why is anyone surprised at the heinous actions of the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn? He is only doing in his private life what he does in his professional life. At least in Rikers he will be on the receiving end for a change. It may not be a topic of conversation o...
by David Hilditch
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Fatal CRJ-100 (UN) crash at DR Congo's Kinshasa airport
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: Fatal UN plane crash in DR Congo's Kinshasa airport

Type: high-wing aircraft.....
It was a CRJ-100 registered in Georgia.
by David Hilditch
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Political Discussion Forum
Topic: RPG Dilema
Replies: 14
Views: 4216

Re: RPG Dilema

...in this case, there are absolutley no Special Forces on the ground providing FAC and assistance...... Are we sure of that ? Ah David, after all these years, I thought you were a little more attuned to Sarcasm....of course there are Special Forces boots on the ground OK. Now that I live inside th...
by David Hilditch
Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest Convertible.....
Replies: 61
Views: 7110

Re: Southwest Convertible.....

I'd be interested to know if the latest incident is on one of the older 737s and just how many cycles they get from SWA's numerous short legs DP, aircraft first flew 1996 (Southwest has a few 737s going back to 1984 and many others dating from the 1980s). Another forum suggests 39,768 cycles and 48...
by David Hilditch
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Political Discussion Forum
Topic: RPG Dilema
Replies: 14
Views: 4216

Re: RPG Dilema

...in this case, there are absolutley no Special Forces on the ground providing FAC and assistance......
Are we sure of that ?
by David Hilditch
Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: E-175 Flight Report
Replies: 63
Views: 4886

Re: E-175 Flight Report

3WE, I notice that in all your recent flight reports you seem to experience unusual or exceptional incidents or even compromised safety (at least in your opinion). I wonder why this happens. This is just not fair. I have to make hundreds and hundreds of flights before anything mildly unusual happens.
by David Hilditch
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Japanese Reactor blown up?
Replies: 96
Views: 9915

Re: Japanese Reactor blown up?

I am sure culture had a lot to do with it as well.

Ed
Yes : remember what Hirohito said at the end of WW2 - "....the conflict has developed not necessarily to our advantage".
by David Hilditch
Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Japanese Reactor blown up?
Replies: 96
Views: 9915

Re: Japanese Reactor blown up?

And where is all the water/ sea water they are throwing on to the radioactive core going? Is it magicked into another universe by the space fairies? I think it converts to steam. Thank you, Ed, for your response. I guess it is an "ongoing situation", as they say. Much remains unclear. I begin to se...
by David Hilditch
Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Japanese Reactor blown up?
Replies: 96
Views: 9915

Re: Japanese Reactor blown up?

Ed, I appreciate your remarks. Three questions, if I may : 1) If you or your family were in Tokyo now, would you stay or leave ? 2) Not much is being said about the spent fuel ponds adjacent to the reactors. These ostensibly seem more vulnerable than the reactors themselves and are still potentially...
by David Hilditch
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: KC-46A troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 4
Views: 2149

Re: KC-46A troubles, the latest news...

No troubles as yet, but it's still early. Carry on.
So, Boeing is building a tanker version of the Curtis Commando?
Does that make their next aircraft an upgraded version of the DC-3 ?

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