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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1860 on: January 11, 2020, 04:18:20 PM »
Or 15 years ago they could have designed a new narrow body from scratch. Whatever bodge they come up with now - assuming the FAA, EASA and CAA approve it - which is very doubtful - does not make a bad aircraft suddenly better. It was a stillborn and should have been drowned at birth. All 400 undelivered airframes sitting around the globe should be turned into baked bean cans or something useful.

A pox on Boeing - they made the best planes in the world until the Dreamliner then it all went tits up. Like UK politics, it benefits no-one to have a monopoly.

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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1861 on: January 11, 2020, 04:19:25 PM »
Behold!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9eA9TUImVc

I wonder if Tipsy would let me take her up the Trent one day?  rubschin:

She'd be well advised to avoid that lock keeper 2m 37s in  ;)
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1862 on: January 11, 2020, 04:23:15 PM »
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1863 on: January 11, 2020, 04:26:58 PM »
Could all of you non aviation type numbnuts kindly fuck off to the "where are you today" thread?

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« Reply #1864 on: January 11, 2020, 04:30:08 PM »
One of my fellow lock keepers there is a former Air Traffic Controller, so that counts  :thumbsup:

He says boaters are more difficult  rubschin:
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1865 on: January 11, 2020, 04:38:44 PM »
One of my fellow lock keepers there is a former Air Traffic Controller, so that counts  :thumbsup:

He says boaters are more difficult  rubschin:

50 year old diesel narrow boats with 2 people generally covered in cat hair and stinking of piss aren't quite the risk to mass death of nearly 200 people at a time. Was he an Air Traffic Controller at Land's End or summik?

The cat hair/piss smelling is not intended at Lock Keepers. Honest.

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« Reply #1866 on: January 11, 2020, 04:42:46 PM »
Most boat owners are as compliant as Turkish/Nigerian Airlines  whistle:
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1867 on: January 11, 2020, 04:52:53 PM »
One of my fellow lock keepers there is a former Air Traffic Controller, so that counts  :thumbsup:

He says boaters are more difficult  rubschin:

50 year old diesel narrow boats with 2 people generally covered in cat hair and stinking of piss aren't quite the risk to mass death of nearly 200 people at a time. Was he an Air Traffic Controller at Land's End or summik?

The cat hair/piss smelling is not intended at Lock Keepers. Honest.
well said

As for 737's imho they'll still be flying 737 variants 100 years after that first flight.  But the 757 that arguably was supposed to replace it won't be
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1868 on: January 11, 2020, 05:27:49 PM »
Behold!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9eA9TUImVc

I wonder if Tipsy would let me take her up the Trent one day?  rubschin:

Is that Nottinghamshire? ... I never go to Nottinghamshire.   angel1

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« Reply #1869 on: January 11, 2020, 05:57:17 PM »
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1870 on: January 11, 2020, 06:00:04 PM »
Behold!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9eA9TUImVc

I wonder if Tipsy would let me take her up the Trent one day?  rubschin:

I'm guessing she'd rather be sucked into one of those Rolls Royce engines at full power...  whistle:
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« Reply #1871 on: January 11, 2020, 06:01:09 PM »
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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1872 on: February 27, 2020, 07:36:10 AM »
Normally, the big orange planes are full (156-186 seats). So far this morning:-

Milan Linate, 60 booked, 9 actually flew.
Milan Malpensa 44, 16
Bologna 50, 12
Venice 120, 43

This trend has been happening since it all "kicked off" in Italy. Won't be long before this is repeated in Spain, France, Germany...etc.

Also, as we clean the planes now, we supply the sanitising hand gel on the aircraft. We buy them for about 2.50 per 300ml. I've just seen  6 bottles of the same stuff selling on eBay for 114...also, the order for 300 boxes (3600 bottles) that is meant to arrive today is now delayed until 7th MAY as the suppliers have run out.

Is it time to stock up on tinned and dried goods?  eeek:


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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1873 on: February 27, 2020, 07:51:44 AM »
Normally, the big orange planes are full (156-186 seats). So far this morning:-

Milan Linate, 60 booked, 9 actually flew.
Milan Malpensa 44, 16
Bologna 50, 12
Venice 120, 43

This trend has been happening since it all "kicked off" in Italy. Won't be long before this is repeated in Spain, France, Germany...etc.

Also, as we clean the planes now, we supply the sanitising hand gel on the aircraft. We buy them for about 2.50 per 300ml. I've just seen  6 bottles of the same stuff selling on eBay for 114...also, the order for 300 boxes (3600 bottles) that is meant to arrive today is now delayed until 7th MAY as the suppliers have run out.

Is it time to stock up on tinned and dried goods?  eeek:

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Re: TMR's all new "Tales from the Underworld" thread
« Reply #1874 on: February 27, 2020, 08:09:02 AM »
Spain  eeek: eeek:
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