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by J
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 207
Views: 34588

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

So the former Singapore A380s, now operated by wet leasing firm HiFly are now operating for Norwegian between Gatwick and JFK. Headline could have read, Airbus Bails out Boeing and Rolls Royce . Used Airbus A380 Bails Out Norwegian Air But Not Everyone Is Happy Norwegian had been using leased Airbu...
by J
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Aer Lingus argues with ATC
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Aer Lingus argues with ATC

With Video “It’s not my first day in New York. It’s not my first day in an aircraft. I did what I had to do. GOOD DAY.” So concluded a tiff between an Aer Lingus pilot caught in a jam and the New York City air traffic controller scolding him for said jam. It’s pretty hilarious. A great tragedy in Ne...
by J
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Major Achievements
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: Major Achievements

Guess times are tough... He's just a thrifty engineer. And, of course, with Boeing taking a stake in Embraer, he may have to learn more about Brazilian customs including waxing habits. Boeing Crushes Rival Airbus In This Key Metric; Q2 Deliveries Rise Boeing (BA) is burying rival Airbus (EADSY) on ...
by J
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Major Achievements
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: Major Achievements

The repair shop quoted me almost $1500 to replace the secondary air pump and two check valves on my '99 M-B E320, $1200 alone in parts. I thanked them, bought the parts used on ebay for $160, and installed them myself. I will now spend the $1300 I saved on akkevit and fat women. How much would you ...
by J
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: FAO: J
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: FAO: J

Are you Broderick Crawford? While sadly I am not, I always admired his staccato delivery. May I direct your attention to the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh29_Fgkfio For those unfamiliar with this law enforcement icon, the following filmed years later provides an homage. https://www.y...
by J
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 207
Views: 34588

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Hi Fly A380 Arrives in Malta For Repainting Text from the following article cannot be "pasted" but i'll summarize by saying that former Singapore 9VSKC (MSN6 - which I assume means the 6th production A380) will have 12 First Class, 60 Business and 399 Economy-Class Seats. Hi Fly is a wet leasing co...
by J
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing’s plan for biggest 737 MAX meets with industry doubts
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Re: Boeing’s plan for biggest 737 MAX meets with industry doubts

Did Boeing Tip Plans To Introduce 797 At Farnborough On July 16? Article states that Boeing has recently approached engine manufacturers for proposals for this prospective new aircraft. The A330 NEO is selling slowly and this might enliven things. Excerpt: •The chance that Boeing will introduce the...
by J
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: ITS's Future Fleet Plans
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: ITS's Future Fleet Plans

Fed Ex just placed another order for 12 777's and 12 767's. Boeing wins big 777 and 767 freighter order from FedEx SEATTLE — Reaping the benefit of a worldwide recovery in air cargo, even amid fears of a global trade war, Boeing on Tuesday announced a big order from air package delivery specialist F...
by J
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A340 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 55
Views: 4384

Re: A340 troubles, the latest news...

The following video shows an LH at FRA this morning (June 11) with fire damage caused by a burning tug. The video states the 18-year-old plane was not occupied by passengers and the damage "seems limited." I suspect an A340 of this age with what looks like skin damage (and I assume damage to the avi...
by J
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: AA A319 Eats Hail
Replies: 3
Views: 224

AA A319 Eats Hail

"Watch in Real Time as American Airlines 1897 Tries to Escape a Hail Storm From Hell"

Includes video of flight track and damage photos.


https://www.popularmechanics.com/flight ... ight-path/
by J
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 207
Views: 34588

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

More information: The following article does not allow pasting of text but states that these are the two planes that HiFly had earlier planned to acquire. "...HiFly ultimately failed to produce a convincing business case for the deal structure they had envisioned..." In addition, BA had supposedly i...
by J
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 207
Views: 34588

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Earlier we read that Wet Lease Company HiFly was taking two retired Singapore A380's but this article suggests the two plans are to be parted out for spares. June 5, 2018 / 3:34 AM / Updated 11 minutes ago Spurned by airlines, first A380 jets to be stripped for parts Excerpt: Singapore Airlines laun...
by J
Wed May 30, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Karaoke
Replies: 22
Views: 568

Re: Karaoke

I'm truly ashamed to admit I joined another in rendering the Back Street Boys' "I want it that way." Of interest, my son once performed all the lyrics from The Champs' "Tequila" in front of an intoxicated group.
by J
Mon May 21, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Douche Bag Passengers
Replies: 51
Views: 5060

Re: Douche Bag Passengers

Frontier Passenger Avoids the Lavatory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG1wD5MnXCU
by J
Fri May 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 64558

Re: Railroad Thread

Steam is most beautiful and massive. However, I also get the feeling it is HHHHUUUUGGGGEEEELLLLYYYY inefficient. It is indeed but who's counting. I can't remember if I posted this before but here is a smaller lococomotive climbing a hill in Wyoming with a freight train back in 1991. The light gray ...
by J
Fri May 11, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 64558

Re: Railroad Thread

Here is additional coverage of the restoration of the Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy 4014 . May 10 announcement of its participation in the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike Ceremony commemorating the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. http://www.kgwn.tv/content/news/Big-Boy-4014...
by J
Wed May 09, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: UAL - Soliciting New Airplane Order
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: UAL - Soliciting New Airplane Order

Direct from a Holland, MI radio station's website: Exclusive: United Airlines in talks to buy wide-body jets - sources Tuesday May 8 PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines is in talks with planemakers Airbus and Boeing Co over the purchase of wide-body, long-haul passenger jets to replace a flee...
by J
Fri May 04, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Robot Acts out your Dreams
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Robot Acts out your Dreams

Here is a thrilling view of the robot from another source.

https://youtu.be/GYdquyrnWSw
by J
Fri May 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Robot Acts out your Dreams
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Robot Acts out your Dreams

I looked for robot-related threads and found this one. Now to business, a robot at LGA that resembles Dummy Pilot. Perhaps we can get a report from him or Flyboy on whether they feel "uncomfortable" by this aggressive robot. Women, security think LaGuardia's surveillance robot is ogling them, repor...
by J
Thu May 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleared to land?
Replies: 16
Views: 1921

Re: Cleared to land?

Here is an article including a security camera video of Air Canada almost taking the taxiway. Excerpt: SAN FRANCISCO — Federal aviation investigators released stunning video footage and data Wednesday showing the near-disastrous landing of an Air Canada flight at San Francisco International Airport ...
by J
Wed May 02, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Another important announcement
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Another important announcement

And so another cryptic message from our resident engineer. So to start, what is Ibiza? The internet explains: Ibiza has become well known for its association with nightlife, electronic music that originated on the island, and for the summer club scene, all of which attract large numbers of tourists ...
by J
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 36
Views: 1234

Re: Southwest engine went boom

To add to my previous post of the ATC recording on the previous page, here are more details including photo of fatally-injured woman. Excerpt: PHILADELPHIA -- Federal investigators said Wednesday an engine crack caused a deadly blow-out on a Southwest Airlines jet. CBS News has also learned the woma...
by J
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 36
Views: 1234

Re: Southwest engine went boom

Here is the ATC. LOts of good teamwork.

https://youtu.be/FkVTdvcghHc
by J
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: AA Cancelations- MD-80 Wiring
Replies: 38
Views: 5336

Re: AA Cancelations- MD-80 Wiring

While the theme of this particular thread doesn't exactly relate to the following it does mention ValuJet in passing and is an opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with some absent forumites. ValuJet Flight 592 crash: FBI offers $10,000 for info on fugitive in deadly 1996 crash MIAMI -- Federal auth...
by J
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 207
Views: 34588

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

Second ex-Singapore Airlines A380 Stored In Tarbes - (from March 6) TOULOUSE – Tarmac Aerosave, a company specializing in aircraft storage, maintenance and dismantling, on Feb. 19 received a second Airbus A380 at its Tarbes, France facility for storage. The aircraft, registered 9V-SKB, bears serial...

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