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    #46
    They now build (assemble) aircrafts in a so-called "cathedral effect" to WOW people as they board the planes....

    http://www.dagbladet.no/2014/10/25/t...ttle/35863730/

    I never been WOW'd quite yet - it's still a long metallic tube with lots of people to me.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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      #47
      ----- and secondly, this one is for you STERKODER.... check out the album!

      http://www.nordlys.no/Samler_gamle_f...-34-12203.html
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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        #48
        ----- and thirdly, this is for those of you that like fighter planes!

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/tr...feet-away.html
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

        Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          #49
          World’s first windowless plane set to take off

          http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/w...w/44943896.cms


          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            #50
            Ee-eeee-eeeeek, lemme out!
            Ivy

            "To thine own self be true.......
            Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              #51
              Sterkoder:

              Do you have enough in your bank account to buy one of Elvis Presley's aircrafts as they now are put up for sale?

              http://www.vg.no/forbruker/reise/elv...er/a/23367588/

              (Several image at top of the article).
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                #52
                Another accident just happened. Here is some dramatic pictures and the BBC account on this unfolding story: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-31125052

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                • PoloUK
                  PoloUK commented
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                  Fell across this site the other day: www.aeroinside.com - lots of flight incident related stuff in there, reported in factual, non-sensational manner. The Taipei ATR accident is reported in that one.

                • ombugge
                  ombugge commented
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                  Bookmarked for future need.

                • pilotdane
                  pilotdane commented
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                  Thank you for the link. I bookmarked it as well.

                #53
                Real time tracking http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/...sea/ar-AA8ZdY8

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                  #54
                  Doesn't look like these pages have been updated lately, but they still offer informative reading if you have some pretty wild dreams:

                  http://airplanehome.com/

                  http://www.airplanehomev2.com/
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    #55
                    Another place I would like to go, not too far away this time, but need the proper permissions to get inside the protected area I guess:

                    http://pluss.vg.no/2015/03/02/1942/1...CS1-1-23406688
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                      #56
                      In the market for an aircraft still airworthy?

                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        #57
                        Singapore Airline is mulling re-starting their longest flights; Singapore to New York and Singapore to Los Angeles direct, with a flying time of 18 hrs.
                        They used to fly these routes with A340s, but it was discontinued due to high fuel load needed and high fuel prices. Although the cost of fuel is lower at present, it is not economically viable with the air crafts presently available. They are now flying these routes via Moscow and Tokyo respectively.

                        SIA is challenging Boeing and Airbus to come up with a new, or improved air craft to enable them to reopen the routes: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...n/1893520.html

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                        • pilotdane
                          pilotdane commented
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                          Singapore to Los Angeles is easy but Singapore to New York just boggles my mind. It does not seem that long ago that flights had to go through Honolulu, Anchorage or Narita to make that trip. I'm betting that any aircraft in the future will do it with two engines.

                        • ombugge
                          ombugge commented
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                          It is reality. SIA is back flying SIN- SFO v.v. direct: http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/20...us-the-jet-lag
                          Or at least booking starts in 3 days, with first flight scheduled for 23. Oct. 2016.
                          Sleep soundly, no jet lags is the promise.

                          PS> Pilotdane is right, the rout will be flown with twin engine A-350-900s: http://www.a350xwb.com/delivery/singapore-airlines/

                        • pilotdane
                          pilotdane commented
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                          Many airlines have applied for super long routes since fuel prices have dropped but Singapore Airlines has held off actually re-initating this record setting route. It still remains to be seen whether or not the routes are profitable. But, it is very hard to make money when carrying the fuel for such a long flight. When flying 7'000+ miles passengers or cargo have to be left behind to carry the fuel needed for the trip. Personally I think 5 to 6'000 miles is the current economic limit for long haul passenger flights. The aircraft are capable of flying further but doing it profitably is a different monster.

                        #58
                        This may not be "aviation news" just yet, but the Wright brothers didn't fly very far or very high initially either: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/...s/2881450.html

                        Looks like there is a cable attached, as least during the first few tests. Don't know if that is power cable, control cable, or something else. Any suggestion(s)?

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                          #59
                          Enough to scare the sh*t out of anyone: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/143061/p...ulaert-fenomen
                          Of course the pilot had seen the oncoming plane on his radar miles away and probably talked to the other pilot as well.

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                            #60
                            That is about the BIGGEST and most-bad-looking contrail I have EVER seen in real, on video or in picture!

                            WAOW!
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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