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Hakan

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  1. Hello Flee, I am expecting good news from Malaysia but according by your words, pandemic condition is still continue go on. Last 10-12 month was terrific in here. Our factory did not closed but working performance dropped to minimum. Thanks god, we had abroad project and we did do that. Domestic market almost stopped! all construction sites have been locked, offices in the plasa building were empty! since end of the 2020, we completed project in UK...we have been stuck in London last December, because of when covid rised up in UK, Turkish Government stopped the flight to/from UK! Our flight has been cancelled! 5 days later, TK begin some flights in limited conditions and we arrived back to Istanbul 5 days before new year.Then UK border totally closed. Still we have projects in London and waiting for flights open...the worst, I am not supporting to vaccination. Probably, if the borders open to Turkey , vaccination would be mandatory! As far as I understand, flights turning back much more normalize because if I heard engine roars more often when they flyover our house. During last 8-10 months, I was hearing just only birds flaps! According by reports, daily flights increasing day by day. Our president said that today, all restriction will ve remove at 1st of June but masks and social distance will be use for a while.
  2. Hi Chaity , Hi Samuel Chy..thanks for your comments. As you know I am not a professional spotter...just I am trying to do my best when I fly somewhere and in limited conditions of airports with my cell phone. Thats all. Sometimes I am really lucky by I took the picture. Anyway last 5 years I had a lot of flight, most of them domestic with the same destination but a few abroad. I belive, someday I will be join with you in there Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA), LTFM, IST Turkish Airlines planes on the gate even they were flying limited at that time (it was much better actual date january 2021 compare by end of 2020). Boeing 787-9, TC-LLH built in 2019 and delivered at Feb 2020. At behind, Boeing 777-300, TC-LJD Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA),LTFM, IST Turkish Airlines brand new Boeing 787-9, TC-LLG, built in January 2020 LTFM (IGA); while waiting fly to EGLL At the day light...Airport and planes are alive now..Turkish Airlines Airbus A321Neo namely "kilis" gets supports for first flight of the day...AC cable plugged, air condition connected, gate and bridge docked, fuel hydrant,highloader, catering...captains on the cockpit..what else? LTFM (IGA) fly to EGLL Time is up...lets start the journey..to London..Boarding already started but I prefer to hang up over there...plane was full and unfortunately my seat was in the middle (46G)...no picture on flight! Turkish Airlines TC-LKB, Boeing 777-300ER..Quite new plane, built in 2014. First user is Kenya Airways but 1.5 years later joined Turkish Airlines. The cabin was not Turkish Airlines standard cabin configuration as like delivery from directly factory. I really hate that fly with the mask all the flight time! LTFM (IGA) , while waiting for the flight to EGLL Libyan Airbus A320-214, registration 5A-LAP, almost 8 years old. Preparing to morning flight back to Tripoli. Before that, Libyan was flying to LTBA (old airport) with A330..Maybe after pandemic situation they can be change to A330 once again. LTFM (IGA) while waiting flight to EGLL Some planes waits and other one flies....pandemic times hit the planes of their souls! Turkish Airlines TC-JPJ Airbus A320-232 namely "edremit" is resting until her flight... LTFM(IGA) , early morning..red tails Continue to walking from gate to gate....months ago ther were a lot of airlines in here ..especially long haul planes at this time in early morning...now..all of them missing!! A new family member of THY fleet, TC-LSB A321Neo, just only 1.5years old.
  3. LTFM, Turkish Airlines 787-9 LTFM, TC-LLG, Turkish Airlines Boeing 787-9 LTFM, TC-LLI, Turkish Airlines Boeing 787-9 LTFM, TC-LND Turkish Airlines A330-300 LTFM general view to one of the aprons near terminals while approaching 35R LTFM, Turkish Airlines Airbus A321-231 TC-JTN
  4. I know I am late abit but this is wonderfull news...congratulations
  5. Hello guys, It has been long time over the accident and some of reports has been released. According by the report; there is no any long touchdown or unstable landing configuration. Pilots says, a lightning hits the plane while short final and some of electronics devices effected but not mulfunction. Also aprroach conditions lost for a while. There was extremely bad weather in Istanbul at that day. (an eyewitness statement confirmed, while plane crossing over head on approach path he said the plane too low than usual path and engines roaring. Pilots also said that they lost altitude for a moment and open full throttle to catching path). After effected lightning, pilots decides to land immediatly and request from tower priority instead of circling or go around. Pilots also confirmed they accepted tailwind with the cause of situation. FDR reports said, normal touchdown and landing speed in limitation, runway lenght also enough whatever the conditions. After landed safely, deploys speed breaks and reversers, decelerates the plane into runway until 80knts, they decided to vacated end of runway but...plane doesn't slowdown and keeps the speed even they are using breaks cause of hydroplaning at that area with runway dirty surface. Then fells down to road level. I saw the wreckage 2 days later. There are two comclusion at the end of report; 1- Tower was not effective about to manage of this situation when wing gusting change and decreasing. They must be get certain decision, chease the traffic, change the runway direction the report says shortly. Also ATC reported the tail wind conditions and asked intentions to pilots in "Turkish". Pegasus crew were Turkish Captain, Holland Co-pilot.(I belive he was Korean, his name looks Korean) 2- Pegasus pilots CRM doesn't work properly in the cockpit. Communication was not clear and helpfull eachother. While Captain in Command, F/O managing the communication and did not understood what ATC said to them. At this moment, crew did not manage and discussed over the very important point about wind condition properly because Captain was busy to use plane, F/O was not able to understand of the ATC report in Turkish. While medical controls after accident and continues on investigation, unfortunatelly doctors has been found brain tumor in F/O that he doesn't know before. He went back to Netherland. Captain arrested from causing death and went to jail for a while then he released to be tried without arrest. Trial still continue. Turkish Pilot Association also released press bulletin about " If there is no intentional intent, pilots cannot be directly responsible for fatalities. "
  6. Istanbul New Airport official video; Runway lights on first time; Construction phase; First landing by President Erdogan (he was on the cockpit and after landed speeches to officers on common frequency) Latest contidions of the airport at August;
  7. I couldn't follow MW for a while (at least 6 months) because of my life was a bit hard about job conditions. Tonight, I had free time and I wanted to check out MW and..... I really sad about heard/read that. Peter was a real fellow who never know distance between countries and always trying to help as can as he gets. He never forget me when take a picture of any TK planes. My deepest condolences to his precious wife, his family and friends. We will miss him. Rest in peace "Uncle Peter".
  8. The Cargo operator is ACT Cargo which is one of AirCargo companies in Turkey. They are operating a fleet formed with A300 and B747-400. The flight was onbehalf Turkish Airlines operated by ACT cargo as like wetlease by Turkish Airlines.(thatswhy flight number begins TK...) Some of reports says that, the crash has been occured while go around (CATIIIb conditions) but there is no further detailed information. CVR and FDR have been found.
  9. hmmm...it is very serious threat about aviation safety. they must be find him as soon as possible because of he is able to cheating them as well.
  10. Housekeeping works as well!....no stain! (Ong, they are excellent shots!)
  11. For today, only in SAW and only PGS planes. Maybe in future they could be expand other hub ADB (Izmir, Adnan Menderes) and more frequently flights destination. But nowadays somethings wrong in PGS. CEO has been changed at the beginning of this year. Last week suddenly, PGS gets some critical decisions about management level changed or retired, older "flyer" managers to turn back flight line (cockpit), then salary cuts of cabin crews and dismissals of ground service staff. (for cabin crew offers about salary cut and less work days like as part time or dismissals). Rumours says that, PGS is going on decrease cause of Turkish Aviation market shrinks after coup attempt and some financial rates.
  12. But PGS "on time" rating is not much perfect compare by THY. It's true, PGS is very powerfull budget airline in Turkey and every months two more aircraft joining the fleet, now they have own ground service companies. Does it work to connection or continue to flight as seperate airlines via SAW? yes, does work but you have to get some risk to wait more than expected, especially peek sessions or official holidays.
  13. Turkish Airlines want to sell their old A340s from the fleet before scrapping and Iran is seems like good market. They don't have a plan to buy A340, but I'm sure if THY offers low price than second hand lists, both of side would be wins. Years ago, if I'm not mistaken Turkish Airlines has been sold 7 A310(-200/-300) to Iran (Iranair and Mahan) in two parts while sanction in force.
  14. wow! very impressive colorfull scheme. Excellent shots, great.
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