Pilots interested in contributing to the seleciton of a location for establishment of a RED European Hub are invited to put forward airport nomination/s. A Boeing 737-800 has arrived in Paris and an Airbus A300-600ST has reached New Foundland ready to commence the next leg of its journey to Paris through Shannon Airport. This will be the first RED flight into Shannon. An Airbus A321 is ready to commence a multi-leg flight from Cairns.
While there is no prescribed route, the following option is attainable for the aircraft size and range. (A321).Substituting Darwin for Perth and then flying direct Darwin to Singapore would reduce the jounrey somewhat.
YPPH Perth - WIII Jakarta 1637 nm
WIII Jakarta - WSSS Singapore 477 nm
WSSS Singapore - VTBD Bangkok 781 nm
VTBD Bangkok - VABB Mumbai 1627 nm
VABB Mumbai - OMDB Dubai 1041 nm
OMDB - LCLK Cyprus 1266 nm
LCLK - Cypress - LGAV Athens 503 nm
LGAV Athens - LFPG Paris 1146 nm
These stops have flying time from as little as just over an hour to nearly four hours depending on weather conditions. Landing at Cyprus was a diversion due to low fuel reserves following strong headwinds all the way from Dubai.
Aircraft now ready to be relocated to Paris are as follows:
Vacancey ads have been posted on the FSA Community page seeking Hub Managers and a Fleet Manager to help steer RED through the remainder of its restructure where the ultimate goal is for pilots to gain access to the lucrative Packages market and Management to gain access to Leasing and Loan opitons.
Establishing hubs in other parts of the world may help to bridge the unhelpful time differences between Australia, Europe and America.
Existing members interested in the challenge should follow the FSA application instruciton. Friends and realtives either interested in simming or in developing administration skills are also welcome to apply.
RED is also intersted in receiving ideas on other challenges like that linked to the Munich Challenge. .
Qatar Airways has become the second carrier to operate the Airbus A350-1000 to Australia after deploying the next generation widebody on its daily Doha-Sydney-Canberra flight.
On Friday, the Doha-based carrier switched its QR906/907 rotation from the Boeing 777-300ER to the A350-1000, with A7-ANJ touching down at Sydney Airport a little after 0600 local time.
After about 90 minutes on the ground, the A350-1000 took off for the short hop to Canberra, where it landed just before 0900.
The A350-1000 was in Canberra for about five hours before operating the reciprocal QR907 to Sydney and onwards to Doha.
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After 48 years of active service with the Boeing’s iconic jumbo jet, Israel’s national airline El Al said goodbye to its 747 fleet with a special event.
On November 3 2019, an El Al Boeing 747 took off from Rome at 1000 local time and flew a special route over the Mediterranean Sea.
The aircraft drew on the sky a Boeing 747 commemorating the airline’s final flight with the 747s.
There were two 747-400s in the El Al’s fleet. Including the last two jets, the airline historically operated 17 Boeing 747 in total (two 747-100s, eight 747-200s and seven 747-400s).
After two hours from takeoff, Flight LY1747 descended to 10,000 feet over Cyprus to begin the artwork.
Flight tracking service FlightRadar24 documented the trip with a series of images posted on its Twitter account.
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Pilot Bonus Award
The top three pilots by flight! According to the monthly flight report will have
Month : October
flights : 28
Miles : 41,961
Score : 1,258,908