On Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:34:22 +0000, "Jim GM4DHJ ..."
Jim, you still don't seem to get the idea that this is a diy group,
for people who are trying to do *something* (however obscure these
days in many cases) themselves, it isn't your personal blog site?
Or maybe you think your d-i-y content is trying to provide some sort
of news feed, for those of us without TV's, radios or smartphones with
So OOI, how many airports do you think are running a normal service
and where they would put those aircraft that weren't flying? They
can't just park them in the sky you know?
Me on a flight with Jim ...
PA: "This is your captain speaking. Unfortunately, one of our 4
engines has failed so we will now be 1 hour late arriving at our
5 minutes later ...
PA: "This is your captain speaking. Unfortunately, the second of our 4
engines has failed so we will now be 2 hours late arriving at our
5 minutes later ...
PA: "This is your captain speaking. Unfortunately, the third of our 4
engines has failed so we will now be 3 hours late arriving at our
Jim turns to me and says: "Let's hope the last engine doesn't fail or
we will be up here all night!"
Cheers, T i m
It was said after 9/11 that about half the world's airliners are
[normally] in flight at any one time, so you only need enough tarmac to
accommodate the other half. Start grounding most of them, and you have a
problem. I'm not surprised they are parking them wherever they can.
On Monday, 23 March 2020 14:34:25 UTC, Jim GM4DHJ ... wrote:
Those were the days - when what was effectively a level crossing went strai
ght across the runway.
Remember 1999? And Eyjafjallajökull in 2014? Both times when the diffi
culty was finding the space to park up large numbers of aircraft. At least
Boeing had the forethought to ensure they didn't contribute further 737 Max
to the fleets.
It is interesting as many planes are only leased, and I wonder what the
people who funded the purchases will be doing to preserve their value. I'd
have thought somewhere in a desert with covers over the engines might have
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