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    #91
    Thai Airways.... HS-TKX B777-3D7(ER) สุธรรมา Sudharma.....


    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      #92
      Thai Boeing 777-300ER in Stockholm: HS-TKM B777-3AL/ER ประภาศรี Prabhasri to be exact:

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        #93
        With this seasonal themed image, I wish everybody at Thai Airways - both officers, staff, crew and passengers, the best for the season!

        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          #94
          Not a giant production, nor a spectacular video... but this is Thai's A350 making a test flight to Chieng Mai:

          http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...escending.html
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            #95
            In case some of you are not regularly looking at my blog, here is a new entry made just now: THAI at the end of life:

            http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...d-of-life.html
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              #96
              Further to previous post about retired 747 aircraft's:

              http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...ter-years.html
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                #97
                Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                Further to previous post about retired 747 aircraft's:
                http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...ter-years.html
                I made a comment replying to this post in your blog, but in my excitement forgot to include a link to the 365 project photo I referred to of HS-TGL Theparat from my FIRST EVER trip to Thailand! :-

                http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...9772#post39772

                I have since found I had a second photo from that day:



                Looking again at all the info in your earlier blog post on the 747s, I notice another delightful coincidence - that this aircraft made its first flight on November 22nd, which is of course St Cecilia’s day! My first year of 365 photos also started on 22 November.

                By the way Captain, do you still get a notification when someone makes a comment to a blog entry of yours? Since late November I kind of get the impression that unless a comment is made immediately and you happen to look and see it before making your next blog entry, you might miss comments completely.

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                  #98
                  Dear Lady C,

                  Thank you so much for your kind comment, and as a surprise, special connection with HS-TGL Theparat. WAOW... if any aircraft of the Thai fleet would be "yours", this would be the one, right? In my own small little world, if I had been an airline executive, I would have ordered my staff to keep at least one aircaft in old livery/liveries. I do wholeheartedly miss the Thai livery seen in your photo. It was recognizeable and beautiful.

                  That being said, the new livery (the currecnt livery) is still also beautiful.

                  I wish I was a billionaire, with a gigantic property somewhere int he world... I would have purchased a retired Thai aircraft and kept her in my yard for personal pleasure. I have on youtube seen a man, among many, who had rebuilt a Pan Am cabin inside his garage! Nothing is impossible if you have the passion to do it - and the space off course.

                  OFF TOPIC:

                  No, I no longer get the notification from FB, as I have stopped using it for some time (though not deleted my profile - might return in the future). I have had some problems with the comments section also... the set-up process was complicated to say at least, and something went wrong during set up too. I think it's a coding issue. It worked fine in the start, but then, all sorts of things happened. I have never had much luck with FB. Nor did I have much luck with the former comments-program .... was it called Disqus or something like that? That also stopped responding for a while.

                  I have noticed that when I try to reload pages created in the past, comments take an awful long time to load. Does that happen to you also?

                  When it comes to the bLOG, I'm not sure what to do. It has never gained a steady "following", perhaps it might be as simple as the fact that the quality of what I share is not good enough to compete.

                  I need to - and will - spend some time on this comment-issue, to get it up to working better, and to perhaps find more interesting things to write about. I do love writing, but naturally not so much if there isn't any audience.

                  Please do continue to comment, I truly love seeing that a post/entry made, has been read and that someone enjoyed it.
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    #99
                    Such a lovely post Captain. Oh yes, my aircraft! And I so agree with your idea of one aircraft retained in the earlier livery; it would be rather like the way we appreciate and love seeing Lofoten's funnel in the regular Hurtigruten service.

                    It was easy enough for me to check my photo files for the dates I have flown to and from Thailand, but I'm now also thinking that as well as those aircraft I have flown in I have for sure photographed Thai Airways planes while passing through airports when travelling elsewhere. Seeing a Thai plane is naturally a 'think of you' moment ...closely followed by a 'must photograph for Captain' moment! I actually feel quite motivated to compile a "Lady C's Complete Thai Airways Plainspotter List"

                    On the Off Topic topics: Yes, comments are taking a L-O-N-G time to appear when looking at a blog entry. Sometimes it is so long between the blog displaying and comments showing up that anyone browsing your blog could have read the item and moved on without even realising that there were any comments. (And that 'anyone' might easily include yourself now you are not checking FB for notifications of comments).
                    If it helps, I became aware of this comments delay issue round about the 19th November - it had been OK from when you resumed making blog entries on 11th November until then.

                    Dearest Captain, please please believe me - you ARE writing interesting and quality things.
                    Software/coding ssues like the above sure don't help, and the extra effort required to interact with Blogs and Forums is not for everyone these days, but it is perhaps always going to be difficult to "build up a following" like you imagine doing because of the stop/start nature of your working life. People (apart from me!) will have stopped checking your blog in the 24 August - 11 November gap, and it will happen again in the next three or so months. The repeated 'starting over' is simply the price you pay for the wonderful opportunities, satisfactions and experiences that you have in your life at the moment. I hope and pray ...no, make that "I know" that "You'll Be Back" writing and sharing amazing images and telling me all about it somewhere, somehow.
                    Last edited by Seagull; December 28th, 2016, 16:05.

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                      I have also tried compiling a picture folder with all Tai aircrafts, but found it truly hard to do. I remember when Bangkok still was my home, I had some good friends that also loved planespotting around Suwarnabhum airport.... the Thai planes were always our favourite targets on those trips, even though the trips was much a social thing as well as taking pictures. Oh, I miss those times!

                      OFF TOPIC:

                      Thank you so very much for your everlasting encouragement. I try my best to be as regular as possible, but the software I use is on my desktop, which means I'm not able to do updates other than when at home - which is an annoying pity. Had I from the start chosen a platform which allows me to do on the run, the story would have been different. Now, I'm kind of stuck with what I have. It's like when I started using Canon, or when anyone else choose their first camera platform - with all the lenses and bits and pieces, there is no way I can see a switch to any other brand, as I would have to start from the bottom again. We kind of get stuck with brands and programs we start with, and to change after a while, is nearly impossible.

                      Working schedule is also naturally a big set back. During work weeks I'm so fatigued and at loss of additional power that I hardly do anything else than sleep, eat and work.

                      Naturally, I always dreamt that a lot of people would make my blog(/page) their natural choice online, share my entries onwards, and comment (especially on the bLOG). That never happened, though I have seen quite a few people taking all the nformation I've spent a LONG time gathering, and sharing it on their pages without any credit at all. Life online is a pain in the butt sometimes.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        Knowing you, I reckon that you are as busy when away as during your ferry weeks! So never mind these things. That getting stuck with stuff is just life ...it's like the actually rather philosophical joke about a driver stopping to ask directions to somewhere, and the Irishman answering replies "If I were you, I wouldn't start from here".

                        Back on topic, I saw that Thai Smile are moving out of Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi:-
                        http://asean.travel/2016/12/26/thai-...rt-in-bangkok/

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                          That is truly great news. Finally!

                          It makes connecting with Thai International flights easier, and the airport more suitable for a national carrier. Thai Smile is all the same airline, just a budget version.

                          I think that operating Thai Smile out of BKK is the perfect solution and the right way to go.
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            I wrote about my passion for the INFLIGHT / JFOX aircraft-models on my bLOG a few week/months back, and I'm collecting their 1/200 series - exclusively Thai Airways only.

                            http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...--another.html

                            There is currently only one other airline I would like to have in addition, the Boeing 747 of Scandinavian Airlines, but it's really hard to find.

                            The quality and workmanship of these models from Inflight/Jfox is the best there is I think. These are not plastic aircraft and rough outlines, but detailed and they are heavy.

                            A friend of mine back home in Thailand - a pilot by profession - has nearly 200 models in his home, to the frustration of his wife. I'm not there yet - nor will I get there.... I think.

                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                              My Travel bLOG was updated today with the story on my First Class flight to Hong Kong in August this year....

                              http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                              http://www.captainsvoyage.com/travel...s-on-thai.html
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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