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Old 10-02-2011, 21:11   #406
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Re: Plane Spotters Corner

Kymmy shall I quote myself again?

Or might you give me another slap

again hope that the pilot and navi are alright

---------- Post added at 21:11 ---------- Previous post was at 21:08 ----------

but what is it with the tornado 2 gone in the space of 2 weeks...
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Old 11-02-2011, 17:49   #407
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Airbus A380 Contrail as seen from KLM Cockpit Boeing B747-400

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl6iR...layer_embedded
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An Air traffic controller proposes from the control tower over the airwaves. Awww

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Old 02-03-2011, 14:02   #409
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Raptor at Farnborough


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7510364.stm


film of the display... wayy back in 2008....
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Impressive stuff - no doubt that sort of manoeuvrability has been under top secret development for years and years ... and no doubt it's given rise to more than one or two 'UFO' sightings.
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Old 04-03-2011, 14:41   #411
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Couldn't believe this story about the NAO report into Eurofighter Typhoon procurement:
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Probably the most dismal figure we are given is that the RAF will actually put into service just 107 Typhoons. At the moment it has received 70: the last of the 160 planes ordered by the UK will be delivered in 2015. But, we are told, "by 2019" all the Tranche 1 jets (which were still being delivered to the RAF at the start of 2008) will be "retired" – that is, thrown away. We'll pay for 160 jets (actually we'll pay for 232), but we'll only ever get a fleet of 107.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:56   #412
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Talking about a typhoon.. here's a fantastic post on one of the other forums I frequent.

http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/chatter...tml#post557485

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OMG Kymmy thats a close up.
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Fantastic mid-air refueling footage for the tornados/typhoons going to Libya

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12832866
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More wreckage from AF-447 has been found. Lets hope they can finally find the black boxes and put this to bed once and for all.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12953432
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Some of you are bound to have heard about the incident this weekend in which a Southwest airlines (Flight 812) had a rapid de-pressurisation of the cabin after a part of the ceiling flew off and left a hole in the cabin fuselage.

This got me thinking about the stress these airlines put on their planes on a daily bassis.
Often these low cost carriers are making several trips per day, each time putting stress on the planes fueselage.

With some UK airlines still running 737 300 and 500 series aircraft put into service in the 90's, we are ending up with planes that are now over 20 years old.
With frequent flights on a daily bassis how long before these planes are so used that something goes wrong. Its time that some companies update their aircraft.
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Some of you are bound to have heard about the incident this weekend in which a Southwest airlines (Flight 812) had a rapid de-pressurisation of the cabin after a part of the ceiling flew off and left a hole in the cabin fuselage.

This got me thinking about the stress these airlines put on their planes on a daily bassis.
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With some UK airlines still running 737 300 and 500 series aircraft put into service in the 90's, we are ending up with planes that are now over 20 years old.
With frequent flights on a daily bassis how long before these planes are so used that something goes wrong. Its time that some companies update their aircraft.
Having worked in aviation, I know that the average jet flys passengers for 15-20 years, and flys 100s of thousands of cycles and have regular checks.

When thay have a 'C check' (majot MOT check) every panel that can be removed is, often paint is removed and eddy currents are used to find cracks. This check takes about a month.
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Looks like we might get some answers over the Air France 447 flight from Rio to Paris.
Wreckage has been found. Hopefully the data recorders will give some vital info.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12953432
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Looks like we might get some answers over the Air France 447 flight from Rio to Paris.
Wreckage has been found. Hopefully the data recorders will give some vital info.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12953432

Unlikely to find them anytime soon as they are 2.5 miles down.
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(CNN) -- An Airbus 380 clipped a smaller plane while taxiing to the runway for takeoff from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/04/11...lane.incident/
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