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  2. Stumbled across this quiz on the twittersphere. Courtesy of AirlineReporter: Can you identify the airports from these simplified runway layout diagrams? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  3. Embraer Launches New Praetor 500 and 600 Business Jets – AINtv SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  4. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2018-10-16/rolls-royce-pearl-hits-10000-test-cycle-mark
  5. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-10-15/boeing-delivers-russias-first-737-max-8-0
  6. Real or Fake? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa6pL1L9Zqs
  7. History of Flight Simulator - A Timeline from 1979 to 2016 SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  9. Boeing has delivered its very first 737 Max 8 business jet to a paying customer. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/10/16/boeing-737-max-8-bbj-7-luxury-genesis-interior.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo
  10. Announcing the engine and avionics for the AS2 were (l to r) Lockheed Martin's Dave Richardson, Honeywell's Carl Esposito, GE's Brad Mottier, and Aerion's Tom Vice. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2018-10-15/aerion-unveils-stage-5-ge-affinity-engine-supersonic-as2
  11. (Bloomberg) -- Buying a used business jet is getting harder -- and that’s a sign of a long-awaited shift in the market for luxury planes. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bloombergquint.com/pursuits/even-used-planes-get-picked-over-as-luxury-jet-set-buys-again#gs.5ha4gRU
  12. Cross The Pond 2018 Eastbound Details Announced VATSIM’s busiest bi-annual event, Cross The Pond 2018 Eastbound, is right around the corner. The planning team have announced important details for you to take note of over on the forum. For those not yet informed, Cross The Pond (CTP for short) is a bi-annual event on the VATSIM network that’s been taking place for over a decade. It’s a transatlantic crossing between set departure and arrival airports, though set time slot must be booked in order to participate. Full ATC coverage, including oceanic, is provided throughout the duration of the event. This year, there’s a bit of a twist with four arrival airports rather than five or more versus five departure airports. In addition, there’s also a new departure airport on the list, Denver International (KDEN). Having Denver being further away from the others, departure slots from there will run from 1000z to 1300z. Over 500 slots will be open for booking on Saturday 20th October at 1700z at the new CTP website. Their new site contains an abundance of information to get you ready for CTP including FAQs and a transatlantic operations checklist. VATSIM mention that they are looking forward to another enjoyable event and thank the partner airports, ACCs/ARTCCs and divisions for their hard work. Cross The Pond will take place on Saturday 27th October; below, you’ll find a list of the departure and arrival airports. SOURCE INFO https://ctp.vatsim.net/ https://fselite.net/news/ctp-2018-eastbound-details-announced/
  13. FSWeekend in Lelystad, The Netherlands – Event Details Shortly after Cosford another flightsim event is coming up: FSWeekend in Lelystad, The Netherlands. FSWeekend is located at the Dutch aviation museum Aviodrome, next to Lelystad airport. The event will take place on the 3rd and 4th of November. A lot of flightsim groups will attend the event at Lelystad. Along with IVAO and VATSIM divisions, companies like Laminar Research and Aerosoft will also be present. This event might especially be worth it for cockpitbuilders as there will be multiple groups and suppliers at the event. There will also be a total of three lectures at the event. A full overview of the exhibitors can be found via this link. Times & Tickets Tickets to the event are € 10,- if you buy before october 28, only via this link. If you decide to get a ticket at the museum on the day of arrival you will have to pay € 16,95 for adults, for children until age 11 the entrance fee is € 14,95. Children below the age of 3 will be admitted for free. Please keep in mind that you will able to visit the museum at the same time. The event is open from 10:00 till 17:00. How to get to the event For those of us that want to join the event but are arriving internationally: There is a direct train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lelystad Centrum station. From there you can take bus 7 to the entrance of the museum. The total travel time is about 1:10 hour from the airport, public transportation information can be found at 9292.nl. There are also multiple hotels around Lelystad and the airport. Make sure you book a hotel close to a train station or a bus stop if you are relying on public transport. SOURCE INFO http://fsweekend.com/en/exhibitors/ https://fselite.net/news/real-world/fsweekend-in-lelystad-the-netherlands-event-details/
  14. Embraer introduced a pair of new private jets on Sunday in Orlando, Florida dubbed the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600. The pair represents the Brazilian plane maker's newest entrants in the mid-size and super mid-size private jet market. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bizandtech.net/embraer-just-revealed-new-21-million-private-jet-luxury-interior-design-remind-you-beaches-brazil
  15. I wonder if he/she has been court marshalled? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.aviation24.be/military-aircraft/belgian-air-component/air-force-f-16-destroyed-maintenance-collateral-damage-second/
  16. Looks like we're headed to New York @OMGEDSON (CNN) — Drivers outside Boston along US interstate I-495 this week got a unique view of an iconic airplane that might very well belong in a museum. For a short amount of time on October 10, a truck convoy carrying the fuselage of a rare Lockheed Constellation L-1649A Starliner was pulled over along the side of the highway to fix a flat tire. Painted white and stenciled with a bright red "Trans World Air Lines" logo, the 60-year-old plane is heading to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, where it's expected to be converted into a one-of-a-kind bar and restaurant for the upcoming TWA Hotel. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lockheed-constellation-airliner-twa-hotel/index.html
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  18. First Man on the Moon: The Real Neil Armstrong | Moon Landing Documentary SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  19. Disturbing news about some fundamental security mistakes in military weapon systems including the F35. I believe this is an area that major civilian aeroplane manufacturers are also trying to shore up by offering kudos (and cash?) to security analysts that highlight exploitable security flaws in tubeliners, and prevent the public from being able to access systems onboard. — Some of the most cutting-edge weapons in the US's military arsenal can be "easily hacked" using "basic tools", a government report has concluded. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found "mission-critical" cyber-vulnerabilities in nearly all weapons systems tested between 2012 and 2017. That includes the newest F-35 jet as well as missile systems. Pentagon officials had no immediate response to the 50-page report from the Senate Armed Services Committee. The committee's members expressed concerns about how protected weapon systems were against cyber-attacks. The report's main findings were: ■ the Pentagon did not change the default passwords on multiple weapons systems - and one changed password was guessed in nine seconds ■ a team appointed by the GAO was able to easily gain control of one weapons system and watch in real time as the operators responded to the hackers ■ it took another two-person team only one hour to gain initial access to a weapons system and one day to gain full control ■ many of the test teams were able to copy, change or delete system data with one team downloading 100 gigabytes of information The GAO added that the Pentagon "does not know the full scale of its weapons system vulnerabilities". SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45823180
  20. The world's longest commercial flight has left Singapore for New York, beginning a journey scheduled to cover more than 15,000km in almost 19 hours. Singapore Airlines is relaunching the service five years after it was cut because it had become too expensive. Flight SQ22 departed at 15:37GMT with 150 passengers and 17 crew. The inaugural flight from Changi Airport to Newark's international airport, which services New York, took off amid much fanfare. However, Singapore Airlines told passengers before take off that their flight to Newark, while still the world's longest flight by distance, could only take some 17 hours. Qantas launched a 17-hour non-stop service from Perth to London earlier this year, while Qatar runs a 17.5-hour service between Auckland and Doha. See the link below for more from the article. — I gather here is no economy (coach) in this flight. Only business class and premium economy. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45795573
  22. Another airline has quickly deleted a photo of one of their aircraft with a new logo, after an unintentional word appeared at the side of the aircraft after a door was opened. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/thomas-cook-plane-i-heart-cock-spelling-cooks-club-aircraft-a8570061.html
  23. One of my very favourite airliners of all time. L-1011 Tristar - too advanced for us SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  24. Boeing flashes 777X jet's folding wingtips in live webcast from Everett (Photos) SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2018/10/03/boeing-777x-jet-folding-wingtips-everett.html?ana=yahoo&yptr=yahoo#g/442839/2
  25. Mettar Simulations Release Development Update #7 After a crazy few weeks, Matt Davies has posted development update #7 over on the Mettar Simulations blog. This update is sure to hype us up with some enticing information and screenshots we’ve all been longingly awaiting. Matt says that his team have been focusing on every single project at the same time and its been working surprisingly well. The idea is for every project to interact with one another whilst remaining completely independent, he’s included a breakdown of each product and how they interact with one another that you can check out over on the blog post. POSCON has reached a development stage where it will soon be opened to their testing team which you can be part of. They’re still sorting out bugs and improving services across the board where they’ll be opening up POSCON during weekends for “open beta waves”. These waves will focus on different areas of POSCON each weekend and will allow them to properly test the network. The second most common question about POSCON is about the voice codec/quality. Take a listen to the audio clip below which demonstrates POSCON’s voice capabilities. SOURCE INFO https://mettarsim.com/2018/10/03/dev-update-7/ https://fselite.net/news/mettar-simulations-release-development-update-7/
  26. News just announced today, I did NOT see this one coming ... a possible clash of cultures; particularly moving from long haul pampering to a ‘no frills’ short haul sector. However at least this helps fix Virgin Atlantic’s lack of short haul routes (including domestic UK routes hopefully). So perhaps red mixing with orange isn’t such a bad idea afternoon after all?! What do you fellow TSL folks think of this one?? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  27. Business News October 1, 2018 / 4:51 PM / Updated 13 hours ago New U.S. FAA rules on airplane seat size may not create more leg room SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-airlines/new-u-s-faa-rules-on-airplane-seat-size-may-not-create-more-leg-room-idUSKCN1MB3RM
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