Planes in General...

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(29 Jul 2015, 2:00 pm)8222 Wrote: 744 diverted

http://news.sky.com/story/1527201/passen...ect-device

According to the BA source, it was G-CIVP operating BA274 - diverted to Montréal.
I flew on my first BA 77W on BA193 (G-STBL operating BA193 LHR-DFW) to get on holiday - and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the aircraft.

The first thing I noticed was the new World Traveller Cabin. It is very sheek, and neat. The seats look skinny, but they actually feel somewhat wider than those on the unrefurbished 772 fleet/747-400 fleet. The inflight entertainment (Thales) was far superior and more navegable than the 747-400 system, and has the option of a pop-out controller to make it even more accessible. Another big thumbs up was for the USB charging points in every seat. The downside to the cabin was that under certain seats (definitely those in column A), there is a box fixed for inflight entertainment. I'm 6"4 and fitted in well, however, the box meant my legs had to go on an angle which was a bit irritating. Luckily my other half is nice and let me stretch out!

The cabin itself - I was struck by just how quiet it was. The GE90s did kick out a a short spell of loud noise during push back, however, on take off, in the air and on landing, they were noticeably quieter than their 747 brothers. One thing that also stood out was the size of the toilets! As a frequent flyer on A32X series aircraft and having flown on many other aircraft, toilets for a person of my height are usually a health hazard. I used the toilets in the middle and rear of the World Traveller section and have to say that they are enormous and so much room for moving around.

Overall, a really nice aircraft to spend 10 hours on - and such gracious wings! Amazing wing bend.

Aircraft flown on:

744, 77W, 772, E145, E190, E170, E175, E195, A319, A320, A320NEO, A321, A321NEO, A330-200, A340-600 763, 752, 733, 737, 738, CRJ900, CRJ1000
Favourite aircraft: G-STBL/G-ZBKL

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Shoreham plane crash: Seven dead after Hawker Hunter smash
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34027260

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this is my favourite plane although it may look like a plane but it is not its a Spacecraft namely Space Shuttle this photo below was taken at the end of STS-113 the last flight before STS-107 which was Columbia last flight ended in disaster but STS-113 was returning from International Space Station bringing back Expedition 5 (2 Russians 1 American) and launching Expedition 6 (2 Americans 1 Russian)


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A jet just flew over my house twice, no idea why... maybe aliens are invading Sunderland.... Wink
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(14 Oct 2015, 10:42 pm)Michael Wrote: A jet just flew over my house twice, no idea why... maybe aliens are invading Sunderland.... Wink

Have you had a look on any of the flight tracker sites, to see what it may have been?
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(14 Oct 2015, 10:48 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Have you had a look on any of the flight tracker sites, to see what it may have been?

Im on my phone, the sites are terrible for them Sad
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(14 Oct 2015, 10:51 pm)Michael Wrote: Im on my phone, the sites are terrible for them Sad

Same here, would have had a neb otherwise. Probs too late now.

You will never know if we were getting invaded by aliens now!
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(14 Oct 2015, 10:53 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Same here, would have had a neb otherwise. Probs too late now.

You will never know if we were getting invaded by aliens now!

Haha, lets hope, the X-files team might appear Wink
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(14 Oct 2015, 10:42 pm)Michael Wrote: A jet just flew over my house twice, no idea why... maybe aliens are invading Sunderland.... Wink
Was it not just this https://flic.kr/p/zuYikq?
(14 Oct 2015, 10:42 pm)Michael Wrote: A jet just flew over my house twice, no idea why... maybe aliens are invading Sunderland.... Wink

I believe firmly in alien abduction (really) and I don't think there can be much abducting done in Sunderland
Quite a cool little step-by-step guide of how aircraft are turned around:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/...fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35136188
Bombardier C series ready for take off!
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...80366.html

Not good.
A320 NEO for Lufthansa.

I must say, I love the new engines. They make the A320 look more rigid somehow.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Lufthansa...2745201/L/&sid=7c9830de148aeeeba071a32eb190f4cf
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-hi...s-35207472

Air Discount Scheme for residents of Caithness and north-west Sutherland, Colonsay, Islay, Jura, Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles, increased.
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Anyone on here been on the Dreamliner yet?

I'd like to go on it soon but can't afford it atm... its an amazing plane.
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(26 Mar 2016, 12:02 pm)Michael Wrote: Anyone on here been on the Dreamliner yet?

I'd like to go on it soon but can't afford it atm... its an amazing plane.

I am going on one in 2017 to Costa Rica. South Tyne Lad is flying to Orlando on one in the near future

(26 Dec 2015, 1:43 pm)8222 Wrote: A320 NEO for Lufthansa.

I must say, I love the new engines. They make the A320 look more rigid somehow.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Lufthansa...2745201/L/&sid=7c9830de148aeeeba071a32eb190f4cf

I think they are to big, the IAE ones suit them best
(26 Mar 2016, 4:48 pm)NK53 TKT Wrote: I am going on one in 2017 to Costa Rica. South Tyne Lad is flying to Orlando on one in the near future


I think they are to big, the IAE ones suit them best

Very nice, I've heard they're quite good.
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