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LH-B744
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Last Activity: 2020-07-31, 07:14
Joined: 2008-12-12
Location: 1 hr away from EDDL
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  • For a moment I forgot that here we are on board of one of the Best aviation platforms who I know. So what describes Lugano, better than 1000 words? Right, a jetphoto. Here it is.

    https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8043934

    This seems to be a real B350. Seven windows on each side. I know that there are also smaller versions, B90 and so on. In the background, you see what the standard departure from the Lugano rwy 01 is all about. Behind that Beech twin-turbopropeller, that should be hdg 010.

    This is only the Southern end, the rather flat end (!) of the Swiss Alps. Definitely not the typcial scenery where you find weak single props, e.g. Cessna 152, Cessna 182, ...

    Did I mention what my feeling for the way down to Lugano told me, in the fsx simulator?


    - You better take 2 x 1,050 hp turbopropellers with you (in a Beech B350), these hills are definitely bigger than what I see here at Lohausen Intl.
    But I might repeat...
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2020-07-31, 06:38. Reason: A real B350, if you ask me. I like it.

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  • Another problem which I see is, no one on Earth has ever tried to fly the Original route again, in something like a Junkers Ju-52 simulator. 3WE, you know me, I am here since more than 11 years. And I have never ever, not since 1978, heard of something like a Junkers Ju-52 simulator!

    You own more years here in this forum. Have you ever heard of something like a Junkers Ju-52 simulator? I mean, together with Gabriel, I sometimes discuss the msfs 2020 simulator. But I'm almost sure that msfs 2020 does not either include a Junkers Ju-52, which survives a test flight under the eyes of Flight Captain R.S. Randazzo..

    I don't know if I had already published that idea before, but I at least have the Original route, only slightly altered, from Lugano to Basel instead of Locarno to Dübendorf, in fsx.

    Basel - Lugano is really not the same as Dübendorf - Locarno, especially not after I also changed the aircraft. As I mentioned, I do not own the Junkers Ju-52...
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2020-07-31, 05:04. Reason: In English? No problem.

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  • Obviously you are not Gabriel.

    He has not written 5000 forum entries since he's here in this forum.. Unbelievable. Sometimes I worry about him. He joined this forum eleven months before I did. And since then, he simply wrote 2,000 entries MORE than you? I mean, my next step is 1,500.
    And I confess, during that damn disease it is easier to write forum entries. But Gabriel seems to aim at the absolute jetphotos forum record, which is somewhere clearly above 10,000 right in this moment. The good thing is, you and me will be with him when that happens.

    Back on topic.

    Yes. Something broke. I also have discussed this topic offline, on various occasions. And, dependant on who you ask, some people say,

    why on EARTH would a Flight Captain (ex Swiss Airbus A340) who has gathered let's say 1000 flight hours on type Junkers JU-52 try air acrobatics?

    In an eighty year old tri-propeller without turbo, higher than alt 10,000...
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  • Ha.

    I do not know, who added this date to the German wikipedia /Qantas Airways (!), but this is a beginning:


    Inauguration of the first Qantas 747: July 30th 1971. So. If this is true, then I like to say 49 years.

    Qantas missed the 49 years only by a week? Well. Again, what a farewell, after 49 years (minus one week).

    Qantas. Afaik, the one and only airline on this planet who took off with the a/c type Boeing 747-400ER:
    https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9796369 [OEJ in Sydney, July 2020].
    >> On this one, I've read one or two comments, who other photographers wrote on the main page: 'Perfect timing', and I like to second that. And there is no need to be shocked. That's what happens if an a/c type is within one airline for 49 years. There is a 747 fleet chief, and at least one 747 check captain, more than one very experienced 747 Flight Captain, (from which airline might I know that from ...) And then, photos like...
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2020-07-31, 01:49. Reason: Two Qantas 747 on two slightly different Flight Levels?

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  • Qantas is the very first airline who in my eyes is known worldwide and who ceased to exist as a member of the 747 club due to that damn disease.

    As I assume that the English wikipedia more or less is written by people who work for the airline which they write about, I like to quote en wikipedia /Qantas:


    And I wondered why there are so many QF-B744ER photos on the main page. And some of them are really really brilliant:
    https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9795781

    Oscar Echo Juliet during some sort of air acrobatics. What a farewell. And I really didn't see that coming. I have not yet found the inauguration flight of the first Qantas B747, but if that is somewhere in the internet, I'll find that day.

    Qantas has left the 747 club. What a farewell.

    Qantas (1971-2020).

    PS: Since almost half an hour I try to find out, why somebody in the en wikipedia wrote "after 48 years". Let's assume the inauguration...
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2020-07-30, 23:55. Reason: Qantas has left the club after 48 years.

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  • Hey. August 18, you forgot to mention the year. Which directly reminded me of a German airport project "South of Berlin" . And my answer became so long, so that you finished your answer first. That again reminds me of Berlin. How many airports or children have been finished in less than 14 years. Unbelievable.

    But back on topic.

    And there is no chance that you could try msfs 2020 with your current hardware?...
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  • .. Since more than 13 years, they try to build an International airport, South of Berlin. That must sound ridiculous to people who are 14 years old!

    And many International airports have separate railway stations where you'll find more or less fast trains which bring you downtown, at Lohausen International airport I'm sure, at Rhein/Main, yes I assume. But South of Berlin, they have a brandnew airport railway station, which since the year 2011 is ready to see its very first train. Gabriel. Could you imagine that nobody on this planet has ever seen this nine year old railway station, simply because the airport next to it has never been opened? 29 kilometers away from Berlin main station, and they said, we need trains which definitely are not faster than a moped, 51 minutes for that distance, or 34 km per hour.
    You would say, why so slow, in a completely new airport. Well, I had assumed that in a completely new railway station, the railtrack directly shows to the main station,...
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  • Hm. Thank God after all those years I'm able to edit (i.e. to shorten) the content between the quotation marks.

    August 18th, but which year? I only ask, because... did I ever mention, that there are people in Germany who since September, anno 2006 try to build an International airport, somewhere in Germany? Until today, July 28th 2020, all jets still use Tegel. And if you ask me, I will always prefer Tegel,
    because it is the only airport in Berlin, which has a nonstop Bus connection to Berlin Zoologischer Garten (West Berlin). Bus number X9, and 20 minutes later you are in downtown Berlin. West-Berlin, of course. I am old enough, but I never was able to look behind the wall.
    20 minutes! That will never again be achieved when they close Tegel!

    But back on topic.

    Somebody said, msfs 2020 is good to own 150 Gigabyte on your hdd .

    A good question would be, if really released in exactly 3 weeks (August 18th 2020, as I assume),...
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2020-07-28, 01:03. Reason: Neu-Schönefeld airport in August, but which year?

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  • LH-B744
    LH-B744 posted a Visitor Message for Alex - Spot-This !
    Location: Switzerland. So, it should be ok when I write some words in our mother tongue (?).

    Bei den Leuten aus der Schweiz weiß man ja nie, welche Sprache die wirklich sehr gut beherrschen, im Zweifel einfach alle.
    Michelle Hunziker. Bei Deutsch und Englisch komme ich ja noch mit ihr mit, aber.. Niederländisch?!

    Roger Federer. Bei Niederländisch muss er auch passen. Aber wie ist das mit "hochdeutsch", in Basel.

    Lange Rede kurzer Sinn sagt man hier, bevor wir uns auf "Du" verständigt hatten, war eigentlich klar, Deutsch geht auch, wenn ich mich wirklich nicht komplett täusche.

    Alles Gute nachträglich zum Geburtstag! Na, wie fühlt es sich so, als "alter Mann"?

    [Diesen Spruch würde ich übrigens niemals anbringen, wenn ich nicht immer der Erste wäre, der ein jeweils biblisches Alter erreicht...]

    Wirklich Liebe Grüße ins Switzerland.
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  • Well. That's not quite true. I don't wanna say that this is completely untrue. I'd say, only the first part of your statement is true. Yes, most airlines, and especially these airlines which are known worldwide and who still exist today (!), current members in the 747 club since 40 or 50 years or more, those had been thrown into survival mode in March 2020. And I know what I am talking about. Back then in March, I was not sure if my nickname from then on only would be an empty fuselage without a real airline behind it!

    But March 2020 is behind us. And, at least what I can say about my home airport, "adding new routes is [no longer] way down" the list of priorities for Lufthansa (Eurowings).

    A short comparison. In May 2020, I counted a number of not much more than 20 international destinations here at Lohausen.

    Today, July 28th 2020, well, let me count again.. much more than 78 international destinations (!) again here at Lohausen,
    ...
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2020-07-27, 22:33. Reason: More than 78, probably more than 80

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  • Yes that's true, I can confirm the threadstarters question. And I see similarities to Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH, a topic which I started only a few months ago.

    I own the Summer Schedule April 2019 for Lohausen International airport, as a pdf file. And I am quite happy with it. Thus, I'm able to say, what happened last summer, here on my home airport.

    Here is a choice of destinations which until today still are missing (cp. EDDL Summer Schedule April 2019):
    BE #9514 DUS 1250 - Guernsey 1515, once a week (only on Saturdays), a/c type DeHavilland Dash8 Q400 turbopropeller, with 2 x 5071 hp each ..
    BE #1898 DUS 2100 - Southampton 2135, once daily, not on Saturdays, a/c type DeHavilland Dash8 Q400 turbopropeller,
    [all times are local]

    Flybe, which was founded in 1979, ceased to exist on March 5th 2020 (en wikipedia). They vanished from the skies after 40 years. Which is a bad thing and which makes me ask at least 2 questions....
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  • Clint Eastwood is btw also valid as an interruption. It is not a law that we have to continue with younger people, after Mr Selleck.

    But Eastwood is too easy, isnt it. Everybody knows that I admire him. 90 years now, so he was ... 48 when I was born? Eastwood is worth two interruptions, 2 x 45 years.

    So far for today.
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  • Famous people you'd like to see in a passenger jet...

    Have you ever met famous people on board a passenger jet? If yes, you should probably not say the name.

    I'm interested in people who you know from TV or from the movies, and who you somehow admire,
    and who you've never seen in a passenger jet.

    Here, I am the threadstarter, so I should have one woman or one man in mind. And yes, that's true.

    Tom Selleck. I don't know if he avoids commercial flights which we discuss here. But in my eyes, he is a good guy. He is a winter child, like me. And he knows the answer, always when I wonder if Higgins is a woman. No, definitely not, not in the Original. And I like the Original. Hawaii, 1980.

    PS: One minute ago, here on my screen happened a thing which you could not invent. My thought was, Simon & Simon is another Original which they show on German TV from time to time. San Diego, 1981. How many sentences in your mother tongue are allowed per week. This is the start of the topic, so probably...
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2020-07-14, 07:55. Reason: Interrupt me, why not with a woman.

  • Somebody here in this forum once said, you should better write good German than bad English. If Brian still remembers what he said back then... Now I could say, it is his fault. But there indeed is an
    empire state of mind (another song), which you only can describe in your mother tongue. Now I say, it is his fault.

    Es gibt Momente, da freut er sich wieder wie ein kleiner Junge, der ein lange verloren geglaubtes Spielzeug wiederfindet. Kein neu gekauftes Spielzeug, sondern eines, mit dem schon sein Vater gespielt hat. Endlich wird wieder geflogen! Mit der 747, Erstflug mit dem Kranich auf der Heckflosse April 1970.

    He can't describe that state of mind without wet eyes, in the air again, after more than 50 years in the fleet!
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  • Was für ein Schelm, that's what we say here in Germany when I perceive that with not 1 single word you have answered my entry #32 !

    In English? Hm, let me try to ask my dictionary, which says... 'a naughty little beggar' , for the German word 'Schelm'.
    But I'm not sure if that's what I wanted to say. There is another German saying, and this time you should try to find a translation, because I do not quite trust my dictionary. Here it is.
    Er hat es faustdick hinter den Ohren.

    Back on topic..

    My problem really is not my computer, which quite some time ago I have chosen wisely, so that even during the summer it does not get too hot. Probably I should really try to offer my knowledge about computer hardware for one or two another German companies. But then not without payment.
    Since I know that computer controlled air conditioning systems in German trains regularly stop working when the Outside temperature is more than 25°C...
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  • This is why I always love the Original source. Now, if I had a youtube account, I could ask the person who uploaded that video back then in October 2015. Or I could read all those 1376 video comments, to find out where that little window in the upper right corner comes from. But that isn't really my plan.

    The maneuver in the video is interesting: First of all, a 20 degree bank angle right corner, and then the PF pushes the yoke almost out of the cockpit, so that over portside his jet begins a nosedive, upside down.

    I like to second what Gabriel said. That definitely is not a stall exercise.

    That maneuver somehow reminds me of the fatal HB-HOT crash (August 2018_), which according to eyewitnesses was precisely,
    a nosedive over portside, all three propellers ahead, with a 90 degree vertical impact into the rock.

    Really interesting. That video was first published (?) in 2015. So, that video somehow shows how to escape a nosedive over...
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  • Hm. Our beloved forum server here again seems to show one or two technical problems.. Gabe, what do you do if your computer does not do what you want to do?
    Kick that thing in the a**, right?

    Back on topic.

    Wasn't it possible for that Junior threadstarter to give us the original youtube link. But I'll forgive him. He still seems so shiny new, after all those years..

    Online since 2015, but I've seen that video for the first time today. This is the original source:
    https://youtu.be/L2CsO-Vu7oc

    I have one question, 'it’s real life and not in the sim', somebody said. I could second what he says, but what is that small window in the upper right corner, at 00:35.

    Where does that come from?

    PS: Fsx is able to produce such a window. But the cockpit seems like what I know from jetphotos, from a real B744 cockpit. That cockpit seems to be real.
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2020-07-13, 23:57. Reason: + the Original source.

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  • Test.
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  • Back on topic. Valid for this Tuesday.

    LH #470 FRA - YYZ .. and what I thought, that is one of the best routes for my avatar. But for a while, the schedule says LH-A343 .

    LH #572 FRA - JNB .. still not yet 'the short' 747 (B744), but B748. There we go again!

    PS: This is definitely a 747 destination. And I almost can't believe that after one year, 'we' are there again, with the same a/c type! In German, I'd say,
    'Das ist ein zelebrierungswürdiger Moment.'
    Back again at Jo'anna (Kool & The Gang). Here is the jetphoto:
    https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9510505
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2020-07-14, 03:34. Reason: + Jo'anna.

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  • Am I able to open the link which you provide here without that my computer says 'Beeeep' and is dead forever?!

    There are not so many men here on this platform who would simply throw a weblink into this forum without any comment. So, what I assume, that is Brian, noone else has misused that forum account.

    To make it short. I will not open that link until you tell me what that is....
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