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TomcatUK

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  1. it seems an important checklist item was missed here. How many of us have missed this on the 737 in sim? it's a lot harder to do this in an Airbus! == More than 30 Indian passengers, some bleeding from their noses and ears, have received treatment after pilots 'forgot' to turn on a switch regulating cabin pressure, officials said. Jet Airways flight 9W 697 from Mumbai to Jaipur turned back shortly after take off. Videos tweeted by passengers aboard the plane showed oxygen masks deployed inside the aircraft. The Boeing 737 aircraft, which was carrying 166 passengers, landed safely. The aviation ministry has said the cockpit crew has been taken off duty pending investigation. == More information in the BBC news article below .. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45584300
  2. I just HAD to cover this here folks !! Contrary to popular belief that Grumman engineers had disabled the F-14s in Iran when things got 'dicey' in the gulf in the early 1970s, and that a squadron or two are sitting mothballed in a hangar somewhere, this article from the National Interest indicates that Iran has approximately 40 Tomcats still flying (and in a more up to date variant)…. = Whether it’s producing parts itself or acquiring them abroad, Iran is clearly succeeding in its efforts to supply its F-14 squadrons. In October 2013, Taghvaee estimated that more than 40 of Tehran’s surviving F-14s were in flyable condition, possibly the highest number since the mid-1970s. Iran has begun upgrading the Tomcats with new radar components, radios, navigation systems and wiring while also adding compatibility with R-73 and Hawk missiles. = See the rest of the article via the link below... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/americas-f-14-tomcat-was-retired-years-ago-she-still-flies-iran-28277
  3. Ooooh .. that looks stunning. I was going to post a giphy, but I think searching for 'pocket rocket' would return some very dodgy images!!
  4. Courtesy of FSElite .. hopefully adding more realism to Africa soon in P3Dv4.. — Gaffer Simulations are relatively unknown within the flight sim community, but they’re looking to make big waves very soon with a release of O.R Tambo International Airport. The South African airport near Johannesburg is one of the largest in the country and has many routes in and out on a frequent basis. The renders sent to us exclusively showcase the work that has been so far completed on this project. The developer, Gaffer Simulations, tells us that the scenery will be exclusively for P3Dv4 and will feature high quality building models and texturing, custom ground polys, dynamic lighting and SODE jetways. — See screenshots of the current WIP via the fselite link below ... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://fselite.net/previews/fselite-exclusive-gaffersimulations-or-tambo-international-airport-previews/
  5. @OMGEDSON ok. Is this to avoid any more speeding tickets?! I've managed to get Friday off work, so I will be available Friday 5th October & Saturday 6th. I live near to M1/M25 intersection. I haven't booked a hotel yet, so would consider a bunk up to keep costs down if anyone is interested. Happy to speak on phone first if it helps!
  6. I love the way pilots are still plane spotters like the rest of us!
  7. Courtesy of VASAviation, real ATC comms and video, when largest plane in world Antonov AN-225, visited Oakland on 9th September. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  8. Ever wondered how quickly you could run from check-in to the L1 door of your flight? Here is a video that I have just stumbled across from Dec 2016, showing free-running skills put to devastating effect at Munich airport. = Red Bull presents Jason Paul using his jaw-dropping freerunning skills to get through security at the Munich airport to catch his flight in record time ... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  9. In another bizarre aviation related incident, courtesy of BBC news .. French speakers (such as @TheMapleSyrupCan ) will get more out of this video clip than the rest of us! = One of the biggest airports in France was closed after a car fleeing from police broke through onto the tarmac. The driver tried to flee on foot but was surrounded and arrested by officials. = The video appears to be taken from inside an airliner that was taxiing near the incident. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-45475786/police-chase-car-through-lyon-airport
  10. Cones in the wrong place cause knock-on problems for ATC ... courtesy of VASAviation: SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  11. Non-stop flights from London to Sydney are due by 2022, the boss of Qantas has said. Qantas Airways boss Alan Joyce said the airline now has the plane designs “that could do it”. And he even claimed the aircraft would contain gym facilities and a crèche. It comes a year after Mr Joyce publicly challenged Airbus and Boeing, the world’s biggest plane manufacturers, to extend the flying range of their next generation of aircraft and supply Qantas. Full article is available via the link below .. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/nonstop-london-to-sydney-flights-could-happen-by-2022-says-qantas-boss-a3923851.html
  12. I'm planning to come along. Can I speak to you guys about the possibility to tag along in the SkyLounge limo? Also, if anyone is up for sharing a hotel room to keep costs down then let me know. @OMGEDSON did you see my post from last month on this topic? I put in a few suggestions for some activities along the way if time / funds permit.
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