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by shoo_tsukino
01 Jun 2009, 03:43
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: Destination of the Week - Tbilisi, Georgia
Replies: 0
Views: 1209

Destination of the Week - Tbilisi, Georgia

The City of Tbilisi Tbilisi's storied history begins with the discovery of one of the many hot springs from whence it derives its name. While the area is believed to have been inhabited for upwards of six thousand years, the modern city was not founded until the fourth century AD. As Georgia's capi...
by shoo_tsukino
23 Feb 2009, 05:57
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: Destination of the Week - Baku, Azerbaijan
Replies: 3
Views: 2442

Destination of the Week - Baku, Azerbaijan

The City of Baku Azerbaijan was originally a province of ancestral Iran, which still has a large Azeri population, but eventually became a part of Russia. It then had several brief stints of independence before rejoining the Soviet Union in 1920. In 1991 it secured independence following the collap...
by shoo_tsukino
03 Nov 2008, 04:25
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: Destination of the Week - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Replies: 2
Views: 1856

Destination of the Week - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The City of Jeddah While originally founded around 500 B.C. as a fishing village, Jeddah has since found its major fame as the final stopping point on the Hajj since 647 A.D., when its port was constructed for that very purpose shortly after the death of the prophet Muhammad. As the closest city to...
by shoo_tsukino
14 Jul 2008, 03:16
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: Destination of the Week - Rabat, Morocco
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

Destination of the Week - Rabat, Morocco

The City of Rabat Rabat was originally established around 300 B.C. as the settlement Chellah. After two centuries of rule under the Romans, in 250 A.D. it returned to Berber control, and by 1170 was a military stronghold, "Ribatu I-Fath," from whence its name derives. It also became the capital of ...
by shoo_tsukino
02 Jul 2008, 17:58
Forum: FS News
Topic: Project Airbus releases A319 !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 6925

Re: Project Airbus releases A319 !!!

Sweet! I like the PA stuff since it's so nice on the FPS. Can't wait for some good liveries!
by shoo_tsukino
03 Apr 2008, 02:09
Forum: Industry News
Topic: HA Looking for Additional 717s
Replies: 28
Views: 9241

Re: HA Looking for Additional 717s

Another reason people prefer the 717 is that it gets I think RJ landing fees whereas the A318 and 736 pay full size jet fees. If they get enough demand they might re-open it... they're reopening the Twotter lines in Victoria... but as has been said the 757 is more likely to reopen (and not likely at...
by shoo_tsukino
24 Mar 2008, 02:55
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: Destination of the Week - Chongqing, China
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Destination of the Week - Chongqing, China

The City of Chongqing While the earliest reports trace the origins of Chongqing to the eleventh century BC, the first true roots of Chongqing were in the city of Jiang, constructed in 316 BC. After several renamings, it became Chongqing in 1189, continuing to change hands throughout the dynastic pe...
by shoo_tsukino
27 Jan 2008, 20:20
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Air Florida Special on TV
Replies: 12
Views: 2732

Re: Air Florida Special on TV

Northwestdc9 wrote:The damage comes from blowing FOD into the engine = BAD!!!


Is it FOD or is it the damage caused by the engine stalling out?
by shoo_tsukino
26 Jan 2008, 17:56
Forum: Training
Topic: Taxi and Landing Lights Usage
Replies: 24
Views: 10067

Re: Taxi and Landing Lights Usage

Mark, could you post a pic of those retractable lights please? I do not really understand what they are. Are they simply the lights on the nose gear? Here are a few pictures. The DC-9/MD-80/90/95: look for the little round things below the wingtips: m DC-10/MD-11: Right below the L1 door: m 737-100...
by shoo_tsukino
26 Jan 2008, 17:35
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: SAA and 747's
Replies: 30
Views: 8890

Re: SAA and 747's

I like it because it's so stubby! Yay for stubby planes!
by shoo_tsukino
26 Jan 2008, 00:39
Forum: Industry News
Topic: BA plane misses runway at Heathrow
Replies: 143
Views: 41133

Re: BA plane misses runway at Heathrow

seahawks7757 wrote:Hey sorry Casey you were right. The pilot must have misspoken because he said they have to shut them off. (Must have been a new pilot).


That's a good way to inspire confidence in the passengers!
by shoo_tsukino
25 Jan 2008, 06:24
Forum: Aviation Discussion
Topic: Air Florida Special on TV
Replies: 12
Views: 2732

Re: Air Florida Special on TV

I remember reading that it's only OK with bucket reversers since the other kinds (sleeves/paddles) still produce forward thrust and they tend to flame out when running below 60 knots, which is the damage you were concerned about. Apparently buckets don't have that problem.
by shoo_tsukino
25 Jan 2008, 06:12
Forum: Training
Topic: Taxi and Landing Lights Usage
Replies: 24
Views: 10067

Re: Taxi and Landing Lights Usage

Beacons go on as soon as any engine starts turning. Nav lights are always on unless you're shutting down for the night. One thing nobody mentioned is that planes with retractable landing lights retract those along with the gear. They can be ripped off at speeds above 240 knots I think. Usually model...
by shoo_tsukino
25 Jan 2008, 06:01
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: Special Livery Regulations
Replies: 13
Views: 3301

Re: Special Livery Regulations

There's a really cool fact about Concorde that says the plane is about 2 feet longer in-flight than on the ground! Yeah there was an interesting scandal with our Concorde here in Seattle: the Flight Engineer put his cap into a gap that opens in supersonic flight and it got stuck there (intentionall...
by shoo_tsukino
25 Jan 2008, 06:00
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: Correct Gates
Replies: 5
Views: 2164

Re: Correct Gates

We have gate assignments by airline (and some by destination) on our newer terminal maps which are just coming into use at our major hubs. In addition you can look them up on the airport website for four specific flight for added realism.
by shoo_tsukino
25 Jan 2008, 05:58
Forum: Industry News
Topic: BA plane misses runway at Heathrow
Replies: 143
Views: 41133

Re: BA plane misses runway at Heathrow

..And if they did shut down the engines the plane would sound deathly quiet (for a split second before the screams come ) and then it might stall and crash The older (and non-HUD) departure for runway 8 at PAJN used to have a tight u-turn at about 1000 feet, and they would power back (for noise aba...
by shoo_tsukino
24 Jan 2008, 03:41
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: Special Livery Regulations
Replies: 13
Views: 3301

Re: Special Livery Regulations

NWADC9 wrote:
shoo_tsukino wrote:Let me put it this way: the Pepsi Concorde was physically unable to operate in service!

Yeah, basically, since it was on a promo charter for Pepsi :wink:


Well there was that but because the paint wasn't white the plane could only go to Mach 2 for about 15 minutes or risk melting and in-flight breakup!
by shoo_tsukino
24 Jan 2008, 03:35
Forum: Virtual Airline Discussion
Topic: SAA and 747's
Replies: 30
Views: 8890

Re: SAA and 747's

Yeah... soon it'll be "pencils to Pretoria" instead of "jumbos to Jo'burg!" A340-600 is not a pencil I'd agree if you say "PERMANENT MARKER" but for sure it's not a pencil ----> compare B757-300.......just like a narrow bodied 4x4 (Dodge type not Jeep) It was the only ...
by shoo_tsukino
23 Jan 2008, 19:50
Forum: Industry News
Topic: BA plane misses runway at Heathrow
Replies: 143
Views: 41133

Re: BA plane misses runway at Heathrow

Alaska has really good pilots but MAN do they land hard (it's called an "Alaska" landing in Alaska because the airports are so small that if the plane bounces you're in trouble). Horizon has pretty bad pilots for the Q400's though... I think it has something to do with the commonality. In ...
by shoo_tsukino
23 Jan 2008, 05:39
Forum: Flight Simulator/Add-on Discussion
Topic: A certain program
Replies: 17
Views: 4992

Re: A certain program

OK you three that wasn't particularly kind or respectful... just a heads up

Peace