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KGEG
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Last Activity: Today, 10:44
Joined: 2005-06-06
Location: Spokane,Washington,USA [KGEG,KSFF,KSKA]
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  • But that is the point, there is evidence that an eye opening amount of the "pilots" in Pakistan just got a lucky box of Cracker Jacks. In Chester Cheetah's domain a few people might somehow hop in a Cessna every now and then and fly illegally, or with an expired license , or revoked just as it is with people who do that with a car or truck, but at a much lower amount. Heck I would be surprised if its even 1% in the U.S. Granted even most of the "pilots" that fly without a license in the US (at the very least its true in Central and South America) are drug runners who's not having a license is even the lesser offense.

    If an airline in the US or its closely compared nations (Canada, UK, France, Germany, etc.) is letting a guy slip through the cracks somehow that is on the airline and a punishment should be forthcoming. The FAA can't have a babysitter in every plane, every day. Shit happens, that's what that sort of thing is. And they have shown they are good...
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  • No that can't be in what you submit because there is no proof that it isn't someone else's watermark and that you are stealing from them. That is why JetPhotos put their own on them, so people can't upload them to other sites and take credit for them.
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  • KGEG
    replied to Ilyushin IL-62
    Could you reiterate exactly what day and time you saw it, I started to look into it and found it could be a DC-9 from Astral Aviation on the Nairobi flight but that stretches the range of that plane so its can't be that either, and I don't think I could find a tail engine based plane in their fleet that made sense for the range. But also you are sure it was a tailed based engine plane and it had 4 of them. But admit you could have saw more engines than it actually had? Because it very well could have still been something rare nowadays just not what you thought.
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  • That still doesn't mean they were not converted. It could just mean they were all given the same conversion. But vaztr said it best, the design could be a flaw that was there when Douglas put the thing together and was overlooked when certified, perhaps without the vision that they would be used for cargo but it wasn't an issue in the passenger configuration, because decades later we still have issues being overlooked, both by accident and by greasing the corporate leaders to look the other way.

    Edit: So looking at the numbers about 2 dozen of each the 10 and 30 types were delivered as cargo variants. Of course though later on passenger versions were converted once they retired that service, and also even a plane delivered with use as a cargo carrier in mind doesn't mean it was properly designed without flaws for the purpose.

    Just like a plane delivered for use as a passenger plane doesn't mean its going to be safe for 150 people to board it, they just have the...
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  • KGEG
    replied to I'm with stupid ....
    My dad told me today there was a B-52 flying around Spokane, and I while rare nowadays I didn't think too much of it because they were based here at Fairchild AFB like 25 years ago plus until it became a KC-135 base mostly, but it wasn't unusual to see them when I was a kid in the late 90s and early 2000s even since they still stopped here sometimes and I have heard many a story from my parents and experienced the house rattling because of their engines. So I figured it was a routine stop today but perhaps they are here for the same reason! The Veterans Hospital in fact is the one closest to where I live, plus we have 2 large hospitals and a decent sized one besides that. I did not see or hear it sadly but I will keep an eye out for it....
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  • One legitimate concern I have is that I can't see the registration because its too small and pixelated and the red paint AC used makes it hard to see and AC had a few of each type of 747 and this livery was used on more than one of them also so its livery doesn't distinguish it. Do you remember/have it written down which specific reg this plane was? Not having that info and not being able to tell which specific one it is may be grounds for a denial also.
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  • Sometimes you just have to try yourself to see what dilemma someone is in and so I did, the two non-commerical reuse pics that come up for PK-KKY are not even that reg they are an Air Europe 737-300 and an Air Astraeus 737-300, which is the same air frame under different reg's. And a search ignoring the filters comes up with pretty much only JetPhotos and one competitor who isn't free to use either. And both photographers have not uploaded content since 2013 and 2014.

    So I am sorry to have reached the same conclusion as you but I tried to help. So yes I will have to say you can resort to using the same 737-300 model from the same airline but specify that is a "sister" plane to the one you are talking about. I do watch a decent amount of videos where people recreate crashes and mishaps on Youtube using Flight Sim and X-Plane where they show the accident planes real picture too so it reminds me of that. I hope your project still turns out well and that you are happy...
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  • I was thinking one of the great things about a new MSFS is that the airports will finally be updated because FSX is already outdated a lot in terms of that. Examples I can think of are:

    FSX didn't have Seattle's "new" third runway
    Doha, Qatar's New Airport
    Beijing, China's New Airport (and the some 200 odd new airport's China has built since then, no fooling)
    Istanbul, Turkey's New Airport
    Dubai, UAE's second new airport ( I don't believe it was in FSX)
    Bangalore, India's newer airport
    Kobe, Japan's island airport sister to Osaka Kansai
    My home airport's runway GEG had its main runway extended to 11,000 feet a few years after FSX
    Countless renamings (I can think of Honolulu and Little Rock, AR off the top of my head, plus an actual city in Astana to Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan and country in Macedonia to North Macedonia)
    Actual country addition of at least South Sudan
    It will be interesting to see if they give...
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  • Whats the airline? Just curious because there might still be a "free to use" picture of one of their planes if you use the Google Images filters to look.
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  • It does hit me more on a more personal level than the 747 retirements even though I love that plane type, but the MD-80 and 90 series were a frequent visitor at my home airport of whose ICAO is my username. And they were a common site in my teen years plane spotting there in the mid 00's (I never did get too good at the whole photo thing I just come here to admire others and read aviation news). But I can even still see as a vision in my head looking down the main runway standing at the fence with my dad as one of these Delta MD's lifted off with its tail mounted engines. And they would use these on one of the longer routes into Spokane too between here and Minneapolis. Eventually they started doing that route with A320's and in the summer 757's. But they only stopped doing that route with MD's in the early 2010's as far as I remember.

    So these retiring is leaving an impression on me for sure. Hat's off to these work horses and may they not be forgotten!
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  • So looking at the history of the Snowbirds reveals that a bird strike ingested into the engine caused one to crash at their home field of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1973 but the pilot escaped that incident. Its no surprise with their long history that this has happened before but its proof that it has caused this plane type to crash in the past, or in another way of saying it cause the plane to become uncontrollable, or under a minimum altitude that its unlikely to safely recover from, like Kamloops here.
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  • I am not am expert on what is a quality picture here by any means or a part of the team, but I can say for sure I have been here 15 years and looked at a lot of photos from the pre-digital days and I have never seen a time stamp on any of them, so go look through the 80s and 90s for yourself and the writing is on the wall that it highly likely is not going to be accepted.
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  • I can't help but loathe the terrorist who attacked the intended airport destination for the doomed flights making them have to divert to Los Rodeos in the first place. So as with a lot of accidents and disasters a sick twist of fate altered the lives of and killed hundreds. I have often wondered if the terrorist group responsible were also happy it lead to the disaster because it did far more damage than the actual attack that closed the airport.

    But the twist of fate for the Ju-52 is very unclear outside of that it crashed. Because the sources I have read do say it should be able to operate as Evan says just over 19,000. Of course this doesn't mean that the plane is going to handle as well at 14,000 as it would 7,000 but that goes for every model of plane ever besides some exceptions where extreme altitude maneuvers are expected (such as the F-22 Raptor). But I don't doubt those fine German engineers and test pilots who pegged it for 19,000. So it probably is a case where...
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  • So to summarize you are acknowledging you recognize that this bunch wasn't even following "SOME" basic rules, or at least were just as or even less aware of what was actually happening as the other incident.

    *throws hands behind head like Chewbacca*...
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  • I honestly thought the reason was going to be that it was bringing in/coming to pick up medical supplies and that was an exception to the rule. But the actual reason is pretty clever! And Ethiopia has a good track record, the only thing I can think of wasn't their fault (yes I went there).
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