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    General aviation thread

    Doubtless there'll be a use for this thread any time there's a major incident, accident etc but there'll be stuff to talk about in the meantime, for example:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/03/w...sh-pilots.html

    For some reason, "FAA turns a blind eye to Boeing cutting corners" doesn't surprise me one bit
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    rip a380

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    Loved by passengers, hated by airlines, despised by airports and hated by Airbus itself. So much for the Jumbo killer.

    That said, even the 747's future appears in doubt by some reports. Smaller jets (777, 787, A350) one is in with a chance of filling with, as they say, SLF, have similar range and much lower costs to run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Loved by passengers, hated by airlines, despised by airports and hated by Airbus itself. So much for the Jumbo killer.

    That said, even the 747's future appears in doubt by some reports. Smaller jets (777, 787, A350) one is in with a chance of filling with, as they say, SLF, have similar range and much lower costs to run.
    Even the 777X seems to be too big for many airlines to stomach. Sounds like everyone is desperately wishing that the 757 was still a thing.
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    74's generally at least have a future lugging boxes, Scarebus birds, not so much.

    You know we'll be the only ****s posting in here right.

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    This thread just reminds me of Hingston going on and on about how he was a pilot.
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    That's fair. Aviation has deliberately arcane syntax and is for rich bastards. Just by calling yourself a pilot says a lot about you to others. I paid for every damn lesson, checkride and map myself but let's face it, there's no way to not look like a wanker just for bringing it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    That's fair. Aviation has deliberately arcane syntax and is for rich bastards. Just by calling yourself a pilot says a lot about you to others. I paid for every damn lesson, checkride and map myself but let's face it, there's no way to not look like a wanker just for bringing it up.
    Haha tbf iirc when you posted about the topic it was genuinely interesting and sightful. When hingston went on and on about it, it was like...what you described in your post. In fact most of his posts were very close to what you described actually.

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    Goddamn I loved my rides on the A380

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    I never used it, damn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    I never used it, damn it.

    I really need to start traveling more and visit some countries.
    I presume they’ll still be around for years yet tbf.

    Always enjoyed traveling on them compared with other long haul airliners, but tbh any long haul flight is a **** show. At least the A380 was a quieter ride and a bit roomier.

    Remarkable piece of technology really.

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    Only ever went on business class, paid for by work obv, and it was something else.

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