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  • Gabriel. For 2000 US-$ I find you a shop who sells you a customized case which you'll not find everywhere with not necessarily the most expensive but some very fine electronic parts in it.
    Rest: 1000 US-$.

    Plus a rather unimportant European airline who sells you a return flight between Rhein/Main and Houston nonstop, on board, what would you guess when I write that entry, a Boeing 747-800 passage jet ...
    Rest: still clearly more than zero US-$ .
    Only a rough guess, but I don't own that nickname since 11 years without a little bit of knowledge about the prices..

    PS: I really really really miss my signature. Is knowledge about fine electronic parts a topic which I should exclusively discuss with 3WE and Gabriel? Accuphase, Bowers & Wilkins, McIntosh, ELAC Kiel GmbH, Grundig Nürnberg, Harman & Kardon, Naim, Ortofon, Restek, SME, Spectral, Stax elektrostat, Thiel CS, ...
    Warning: Especially the German customs often confuse 'knowledge...
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  • 450. US-Dollars? Another assumption. Later this sunday I could telephone with Delta concerning DL #091, today with B764ER. And probably I could find a day, still this year, when they offer me the return flight for 450, i.e. to KATL and back to Düsseldorf.

    That's unbelievably expensive, for only 1 hour in a simulator. Who sits in the leftseat? Flight Captain Randazzo himself, or John Travolta?

    I have never asked Delta how much a real flight hour with a real Boeing 737 check Captain in the left seat would cost. But in Europe, you pay clearly less than 450, and you really take off, not in a jet, but in a propeller.

    PS: Gabe. I forgot to tell you that in Europe also a computer which is able to run fsx plus fsgrw plus Randazzo's LH-B744 simulator (copyright Robert Randazzo, anno 2009) is less than 2000.
    US-Dollars if you want. Clearly less than that. Or did I mention that already this year. I really can't believe that Intel cpu's should be more expensive...
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  • I just wonder if it isn't rather Evanesque , or Evanescence. Before this topic really takes off, I like to bring back the reason why the threadstarter started this topic.

    On February 28th 2018, an Estonian Airbus A320, with domestic registration ES-SAN, was en route during training flights, seven souls on board (7), all crew. They were flying 'go around', 'approach', 'go around' and so on, all g.a.'s with at least the main gear on the ground.
    In German this is a Platzrunde, or quite a few of them. In English.. traffic patterns is the expression which I like most. If you ask the internet you can find translations which I've never heard on an airport..
    Tallinn International airport was the place which they used for training. A place which seems to be good not only for A320 training:
    EETN 08/26 11,417 ft/3480 m @ 131 AMSL .

    For the next go around the pilot tried to accelerate, but somehow he was not able to take all the thrust with him after he...
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  • That's quite perfect, and so very much faster than I could reach my avatar with a view from above. Ah, indeed I've found some, too.
    Wieso in die Ferne schweifen wenn das Gute liegt so nah.
    Ole German saying. Thus, this is what I found:
    (Careful when downloading that picture, somebody thought
    that true 4K resolution could be helpful so that we can count the screws in every single seat.)

    Yes. The 747 wings never had such a small wing sweep angle, 37.5 degree, that's what I learned 1 minute ago.
    The rather fat swan only shows 33.5 degree, measured from the perpendicular (in your picture or in my picture), as I assume....
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  • I'd guess that's not true for all airlines which you n me know. Let me begin with the Flyin Kangaroos,
    also known as Qantas, who also joined the 747 club in 1971. Until today I haven't heard that they would leave the club. The QF-B744ERs stay in the fleet at least until 2020.
    Jubilees do count. Imagine you were 21 years old. No jubilee which you could look forward to soon...

    Then the Flying Dutchmen,
    also known as KLM. I only say it again. Jubilees do count!

    Last but not least,
    the LH-B744 .

    Jubilees do count, believe me....
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  • El Al joined the 747 club in 1971 when they ordered one shiny new 747-200. But why do they leave the 747 club now, only 2 years before the jubilee?

    I tried to ask the internet when El Al inaugurated the 747-400, and it responded 'April 24th 1994' . So, if the first LY-B744 was among the last 747s which left the El Al fleet in November 2019, she was not quite 25 years and 7 months old. Not an age to retire, in my eyes. That LY-B744 could have celebrated the jubilee at the age of 27 years.

    Again, that's no difference to 25.7 years in my eyes.

    But it is as it is. The El Al Boeing 78 79 takes over.
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  • Am I online tonight to explain what you wrote? I just thought, who on earth would draw an A380 in combination with El Al. Until I saw what's in the last link which Erez posted in #1 .

    Am I able to distinguish a B744 and an A388 by only lookin at it from above? I don't know, but I know what you mean. The ex LY-B744s rather look like a heron, or in case of my avatar the word is 'Kranich', if you look at it from above. Rather slim with mighty wings. And not like an overweight swan... Was that also your impression?

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  • LH-B744
    replied to Changing Email addresses?
    I did send an email because I missed this forum yesterday. Nobody yesterday positioned a sign on top of the main site which said 'Be patient, we will soon have a shiny new forum!' .

    So, yes I agree that this forum is not hosted under my table. And thank God it's back online again.

    Btw, the 'biography' section in all our profiles has vanished?

    PS: After all, the forum really looks shiny new, so I'd say, one day offline was worth it. ...
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  • LH-B744
    replied to Thomas cook
    Really no one else? Well, then let me continue.

    Btw, Alex, or Gabe, can you imagine that Düsseldorf International airport is one of the very few if not the only International airport in Northern Europe who at least somehow tries to rescue some of the destinations which I mentioned here in #7 ?!

    So, how does that work. Must be either a smartish airline or a responsible airport, or both.. And a CEO who reads one of the best aviation platforms (?!).

    Montego Bay, # 1134, nonstop @ DUS twice a week (with exceptions), beginning with Sun Nov 17 and # 1136, beginning with Mon Nov 18.

    That seems to become one of the most interesting winter seasons here at Lohausen. I just can't remember if
    Montego Bay nonstop
    once was part of the DUS schedule during the last 41 years.

    We help where we can.
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2019-10-31, 02:50. Reason: I should keep Nov and Dec on two separate windows..

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  • LH-B744
    replied to Thomas cook
    Hm. I know that here on jetphotos there is , or should I say there was .. at least one member in Manchester and one in London. I had expected that there is rather more a conversation than a monologue! 10,735 seats which do not take off today! Who is able to help? In clear letters. 46 jets are on the ground, and somebody should buy them! And I'd prefer British investors. Ex British Airline, IATA Code MT. British home airport, Manchester UK. Not only British customers. A good part of German passengers suffer since Thomas Cook is dead. But my favorite airline is not always the solution. CEO Spohr tried to financially rescue the Alitalia, and what was the answer?! Impossibile, we only trust the Italian tax payers. Fine. But nobody is able to say, that LH does not try it. PS: This platform somehow lacks a man with a British Airways jet as his avatar. We do have alot here on this platform, worldwide, and I'm proud of that. Swiss International, KLM, Qantas, American Air, Delta, TAP Lissabon,...
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    Last edited by LH-B744; 2019-10-31, 01:07. Reason: Was wäre wenn der Kranich und seine Töchter nicht einspringen.. Fast nichts.

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