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Reply #1800 - Nov 28th, 2015 at 4:37pm
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VIDEO from Icelandic landing in ANTARCTICA is here (scroll down)
http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/icelandic-airline-crew-lands-first-boeing-757...

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Reply #1801 - Nov 28th, 2015 at 8:24pm
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Didn't understand a word they said but video was amazing to land on just tires and not skids. Cool
  

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Reply #1802 - Nov 28th, 2015 at 11:31pm
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I found this at the bottom of the article posted by Guy:

Clarification: This story was updated on 28 November and added to the text that the Royal New Zealand Air Force had landed a 757 in Antartica. This was the first scheduled 7575 commercial passenger landing in Antartica.

So while it was the first 757 passenger service, it was not the first flight of a 757 to Antarctica.

Because the New Zealand Air Force had flown their 757 to Antarctica, I have, on several occasions, flown the Captain Sim 757 (NZAF livery) there.

Note: I have the Antarctica X scenery, which is a great addon for FSX if you want to do some flying in Antarctica. Wink
  

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Reply #1803 - Dec 7th, 2015 at 3:02am
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Are we now relegated to Data Entry Operators?
(Not very good ones)

http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5727742/ao-2014-162_final.pdf

That Emirates A-340 incident was the closest Australia has ever got to a major airline accident. It took out the boundary fence.  Shocked
  

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Reply #1804 - Dec 7th, 2015 at 3:07am
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LOU wrote on Nov 28th, 2015 at 1:10pm:
Icelandic airline crew lands the first Boeing 757 passenger jet in history on the Antarctic ice sheet.

http://i.imgur.com/zDzf3un.jpg

Photo/Ágúst Hákonarson

Until now the only planes to fly to Antarctica have been Hercules L-282G and Ilyushin IL76-TD transport planes. The entire crew of the plane was Icelandic, and this was also the first time an Icelandic airplane lands in Antarctica. Sixty passengers were on board the plane.

The purpose of the flight was to study whether traditional passenger jets could be used to fly passengers and cargo to Antarctica. The trip was made in collaboration with the tour company Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions, ALE, which specializes in trips to Antarctica. Annually the company takes 400-500 travellers to Antarctica. The company hopes that by using passenger jets it will be able to increase the number of passengers and offer them more comfort during the trip.

The plane landed by the Union Glacier, which is in Western Antarctica. An airstrip has been prepared on the ice. ALE operates a camp near the airstrip.


The Australian Govt Antarctic Division have been flying an A-319 to Antarctica for a decade or more. It's usual route is Hobart direct to McMurdo Sound.
No paying passengers though.

  

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Reply #1805 - Dec 19th, 2015 at 5:53pm
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A safe & peaceful holiday season to ALL!
  

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Reply #1806 - Dec 19th, 2015 at 10:50pm
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Thanks Lou. And the same to you and you family. Grin
  

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Reply #1807 - Dec 21st, 2015 at 7:44pm
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Thank you, Lou! Happy holidays.
  
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Reply #1808 - Dec 21st, 2015 at 9:20pm
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Happy holidays from a rainy western Europe. No snow, no white Xmas  Sad No de-icing  Wink
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Reply #1809 - Dec 31st, 2015 at 7:22pm
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Airbus 350 abort !

The inaugural U.S. flight of one of Airbus’s newest aircraft models was supposed to be a big deal, showcasing the impressive new jumbo jet on its very first trip from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport.

Instead, it was spectacularly terrifying and embarrassing fail. The high tech jet’s computer system aborted it’s own takeoff — because it deemed the runway too short.  BTW, the runway is 11,000 feet long???  Huh

https://www.yahoo.com/travel/fail-first-us-flight-of-fancy-new-airbus-jet-171400...
  

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Reply #1810 - Jan 30th, 2016 at 3:33pm
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Check this out!



I want one of these!  Cool

http://www.bushplanedesign.com/
  

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Reply #1811 - Jan 31st, 2016 at 1:31am
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It has a fantastic view from the cockpit, and that engine looks pretty powerful! Good luck with getting one - if you really want one. Wink

The body design shape, the boxiness, of the fuselage looks similar to the Quad City Challenger to me. Shocked
  

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Reply #1812 - Feb 16th, 2016 at 2:52am
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A great story from the past...

Just watch the expression on the pilots face as he watches himself. We owe a BIG thank you to men like him. Just 18 years old, all alone, behind enemy lines, no guns, no escort.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/ie3SrjLlcUY
  

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Reply #1813 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 1:05am
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LOU wrote on Feb 16th, 2016 at 2:52am:
WWII Spitfire Pilot

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A great story from the past...

Just watch the expression on the pilots face as he watches himself. We owe a BIG thank you to men like him. Just 18 years old, all alone, behind enemy lines, no guns, no escort.

You're right. We definitely owe a BIG thank you to men like that!!
Thanks for sharing. It brought tears to my eyes. Smiley
  

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Reply #1814 - Feb 19th, 2016 at 5:10am
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Thanks for posting that Lou! Not many of those guys left now, but we must never let them be forgotten!
  

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