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by Mir
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 38
Views: 1101

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

As a fan of both SW and ST franchises, it occurs to me that if Starfleet vessels can operate almost indefinitely based on dilithium-powered warp core reactors, the SW vessels shouldn't be reliant upon a concept as rapidly depleting fuel. It was my understanding that most capital ships in Star Wars ...

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by Mir
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!
Replies: 38
Views: 1101

Re: The Last Jedi. Spoiler thread. BEWARE!

I can't help but think there is a rule in the 'Lucas World" that ther to be at least one scene for kids, Or, in this case, an entire plotline, as Finn and Rose embark on a completely byzantine scheme that used up precious screen time so that we could understand the importance of...freeing anim...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?
Replies: 59
Views: 1209

Re: Are Net Neutrality Advocates The Worst People On Earth?

For the same reason you are not "entitled" to unlimited gas for your car, or unlimimited beer on the weekend, or HBO, or Showtime, or NFL Network, or NBA network, or NHL network, etc, etc. This is an incorrect analogy. I am not entitled to unlimited gas for my car. I am, however, entitled...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 130
Views: 21313

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Add to that a very easy way to identify crew in the event of an evacuation, and adds an air of authority in survival situations. A short sighted move getting rid of the pilot hats. Ok, Captain Crieff. :silly: It's kind of surprising that KLM is getting rid of the hats seeing as airlines in the US s...

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by Mir
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 163
Views: 7001

Re: Tax reform win.

Your federal tax rate should not depend on your state of residence. Period! When each state gets as much in taxes back from the government as they put in (or at least an equal percentage), then I will agree. Not before. There are no "taxes on higher education." Scholarships will be taxed ...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 163
Views: 7001

Re: Tax reform win.

Wow! Look at all these deficit hawks come out of the woodwork! Just for consistency's sake, can you take a moment to condemn the Obama administration for nearly doubling the national debt in 8 years and adding massive new spending programs? That should be an easy, unoffensive request. Sorry, can't ...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 44
Views: 1525

Re: Net Neutrality

How about Myth vs. Fact. Q&A http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db1128/DOC-347961A1.pdf Lots of meaningless hysteria that needs to be dispelled. The internet thrived pre-2015 and will do so again. Of course the "facts" are untruths and supposition. It is the ...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 163
Views: 7001

Re: Tax reform win.

You know I've been waiting to pounce on that millions are going to lose their health care because of the elimination of the mandate. I mean really? So millions are going to lose health care because you won't be FORCING them to buy into it not to mention most pay the penalty because they cannot affo...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 163
Views: 7001

Re: Tax reform win.

You know I've been waiting to pounce on that millions are going to lose their health care because of the elimination of the mandate. I mean really? So millions are going to lose health care because you won't be FORCING them to buy into it not to mention most pay the penalty because they cannot affo...

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by Mir
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tax reform win.
Replies: 163
Views: 7001

Re: Tax reform win.

Sherrod Brown also trying to exploit the we have no time to read it we don't know what is in the bill. Oh well like Nancy Pelosi said "We have to pass the bill to see what is in it." Oh stop it. Obamacare was crafted in public over the course of a year, with hearings, a CBO score, amendme...

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by Mir
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 487
Views: 13128

Re: From Russia with truth

No, we are not forgetting anything. People in that “part of Ukraine” made their choice to get out of Ukraine and join Russia. That’s what seems to be forgotten, if anything. The referendum was held under Russian military occupation with no option to remain part of Ukraine. The referendum was not le...

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by Mir
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 487
Views: 13128

Re: From Russia with truth

And please - don’t tell us about NATO purposes. Everyone knows about NATO’s adventures in Yugoslavia, then its leader nations went into Iraq, Lybia. Russia, in contrary, didn’t initiate even a single war for the past 3 decades. Are we just forgetting that Russia invaded and annexed part of Ukraine ...

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by Mir
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 487
Views: 13128

Re: From Russia with truth

Regarding the whole NATO thing: 1) I don't care what you say about NATO defending against a Russian invasion and not intended to invade Russia or whatever. NATO was created to be a contrast to the Warsaw Pact. Thats it. Now when the Warsaw pact ceased to exist, this exact timeframe, is when NATO st...

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by Mir
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 487
Views: 13128

Re: From Russia with truth

Seriously, I already wrote that no European NATO country, as the NATO contingent in Europe are not able to seriously resist the attack of Russian troops in case of war, that is, even hypothetically, NATO is unable to protect any of the members of the Alliance of States, and especially the Baltic St...

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by Mir
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: From Russia with truth
Replies: 487
Views: 13128

Re: From Russia with truth

I am speaking from real world politics, not from abstract ideas. NATO is an organization created for war with Russia. No goals, no methods of NATO since the creation has not changed, we are aware of. At the same time NATO is not an organisation full partners, as I imagine it in the Western media. T...

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by Mir
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 12851

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

Initial reports indicate that an armed citizen engaged the killer and helped end the rampage. Not really. The killer was only engaged after he was leaving the church. Damage was done at that point. Even at the Walmart shooting in Colorado, people took out their guns afer it was all over, three Lati...

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by Mir
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 12851

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

NoTime wrote:
Initial reports indicate that an armed citizen engaged the killer and helped end the rampage.


Not really. The killer was only engaged after he was leaving the church. Damage was done at that point.

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by Mir
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 12851

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

Calling it "Gods plan" as a sarcastic way to make fun of the victims is anything but factual. It's vile. It's the same logic the GOP has been using for more than a decade when they offer 'thoughts and prayers' and nothing else. Are they making fun of them? Let's not lie to ourselves: the ...

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by Mir
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 12851

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

socalgeo wrote:
You would not have tolerated this kind of gleeful sarcasm after the Pulse nightclub shooting


It's not gleeful. It's factual. We, as a country, do not give a crap about people killed by guns. That has been proven again, and again, and again. It's time to stop lying about it.

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by Mir
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX
Replies: 211
Views: 12851

Re: Mass Shooting in Southerland Springs TX

Hey, the God of Guns has to get his sacrifices somehow, right? Anyway, the Giants are really sucking today. I mean, the season is over already, but they're just embarrassing themselves. Who would have ever thought that the Jets would be the best NFL team in NYC, and that it wouldn't be particularly ...

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by Mir
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms
Replies: 106
Views: 12275

Re: Delta Employees to Get New Uniforms

They're not bad, honestly. They look pretty sharp, a nice variety of styles but not too much variety. There's just one little problem: Nothing at all about them identifies with Delta. Delta's livery is blue and red. Delta's cabins are blue and grey with some red accents. The crew is going to be the ...

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by Mir
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Charges Filed in Mueller Investigation
Replies: 24
Views: 859

Re: First Charges Filed in Mueller Investigation

How crazy is it that there are so many people associated with Trump and his government who could be in legal jeopardy that we have absolutely no idea who these charges are filed against? Normally we'd have a pretty good idea who it was. There's going to be so much "Hillary this, Hillary that......

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by Mir
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLGA Departures from Runway 13
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: KLGA Departures from Runway 13

The right turn is for noise abatement, to keep aircraft over Flushing Meadow Park as much as possible rather than over residential areas. The left turn is to keep aircraft away from JFK (though sometimes aircraft will continue the right turn either all the way around to go over Manhattan or to depar...

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by Mir
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero
Replies: 71
Views: 8110

Re: Norwegian's next B787-9 tail will honor American baseball hero

Wow, that is an offensively awful rendering of Babe Ruth. Their other tails have proper pictures of the people involved, what the hell happened here?

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by Mir
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump and Iran
Replies: 68
Views: 1870

Re: Trump and Iran

It always astonished me to see how liberals are incredibly supportive of the Antisemitic, grossly homophobic and anti-women governments of the Middle East. Pure hypocrisy. The Antisemitic I get because liberals tend not to be supportive of Jews or their causes, but the other two? It astonishes me t...

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by Mir
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 35378

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

Where on earth are you getting the idea that we are saying they did a hold on the way to HYD? All others are sayin is that they were TOLD to and REFUSED to do it, very different than actually doing it so of course you don’t see a hold on your flightaware replay because it never happened. I think yo...

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by Mir
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 8460

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

No, he would have been spineless if he had stayed and accepted it. Again, what do you think the headlines would have been if he had stayed? "Mike Pence Goes to Football Game, Spends A Lot Of Taxpayer Money Doing It". The anthem stuff would not have come up, because not walking out of a fo...

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by Mir
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 8460

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

So you are ok with any form of protest except when a Republican is doing the protesting. Nice. He can protest all he wants on his own time, and on his own dime. If he spends taxpayer money on flying from Las Vegas to LA via Indianapolis so that he can make a statement at a football game, that's a p...

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by Mir
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 35378

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

dtw2hyd wrote:
Compare AC46 with everyone else. With so many diversions on hand, should ATC help the planes ready to divert or the one circling without any clue?


They should help all of them. Why is this even a question?

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by Mir
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 35378

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

zeke wrote:
Mir wrote:
If the Avherald story is accurate, they did not accept them at their planned alternate until they declared an emergency. So not a mistake at all.


HYD was not the planned alternate


And the reason they ended up at HYD is that their planned alternate did not accept them.

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by Mir
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 35378

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

But I guess the first mistake was not continuing to their filed alternate and declaring an emergency, they are required to accept them at the filed alternate. If the Avherald story is accurate, they did not accept them at their planned alternate until they declared an emergency. So not a mistake at...

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by Mir
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 11635

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

You can talk about it all you want. Fact is taking guns away from law abiding citizens won't help (Chicago) We are country with an Amendment that lets us have guns. This will never change. Banning automatic weapons won't stop mass shootings because then you will want to ban semi autos etc. The USA ...

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by Mir
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino
Replies: 383
Views: 11635

Re: Shooting at Las Vegas Casino

This is of course tragic, but let it be a sober reminder that freedom isn't free.

We should all take a moment to honor those who bravely sacrificed their lives so that we could have an expansive interpretation of the Second Amendment.



Signed,

The NRA

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by Mir
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?
Replies: 681
Views: 21367

Re: Moore wins in AL runoff. What next?

If the GOP were smart, they'd run far away from Moore and help get his opponent elected, just like they did when David Duke was running for a Senate seat, even at temporary cost to them. If they start helping him, they're going to be associated with his brand of madness and bigotry for a long time.

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by Mir
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3740

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

But a continuing flight number would also eliminate one, so that achieves the same thing as an out and back. But introduces a lot more of a possibility for operational complications. Theres no complication. All aviation planning and reservation systems can handle this with no problem. You can also ...

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by Mir
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3740

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

To not use up two flight numbers when they don't have to. With how many codeshare flights airlines have to find numbers for these days, and how many flights they have themselves, economizing on them makes sense. But a continuing flight number would also eliminate one, so that achieves the same thin...

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by Mir
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why use out and back flight numbers?
Replies: 26
Views: 3740

Re: Why use out and back flight numbers?

This is a slight annoyance for me, as I can't easily check the status of the inbound flight. Use the mobile app. Works fine. Or just look up the IAD-SYR leg and track that. More importantly, I just don't see the point from the airline's perspective either. To not use up two flight numbers when they...

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by Mir
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 8460

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

I would add to it that he is basically fanning his own flames to distract from his own/own partys' colossal failures (PR situation, healthcare, lack of tax reform, lack of wall etc...) as well as accusing others of failures by his own ridiculous made up standard. And he's done it by coopting the fl...

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by Mir
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion
Replies: 57
Views: 3409

Re: Novel: realistic pilot calls to tower(s) after forced diversion

Quite honestly, if you spend too much time describing this scene with proper terminology and all that it's going to really drag. Your scenario is already incredibly implausible (it's your story, so you can do that if you want, but it does have consequences for how you craft it), and having 100% accu...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 8460

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

B777LRF wrote:
LittleFokker wrote:
And if they kneel for the US anthem, would they do the same for "God Save the Queen?"


Playing the national anthem is, generally speaking, not done at sporting events in Europe.


It is done at the NFL games in London. Both the US and UK anthems are played.

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by Mir
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone
Replies: 335
Views: 8460

Re: Global Citizen Festival take a knee everyone

However, I do have a problem with mutli million dollar celebrities and athletes who seem to think they are among the disenfranchised. I know what you mean. Hell, one of them is even the president and he still can't stop playing the victim. I've tried to listen to what Colin Kapernick (sp?) has to s...

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by Mir
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)
Replies: 163
Views: 26772

Re: Ryanair running out of pilots? FR cancels 110 flights (09/12)

Surely you can't expect crew to do the pre-flight stuff (which is neccesitated as part of the job) for free? That is the industry standard. You are paid only for the time the boarding door is closed. However, the preflight and postflight stuff is still required, so his claim that pilots only work 1...

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by Mir
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here Comes TrumpCare
Replies: 293
Views: 10207

Re: Here Comes TrumpCare

Looks like the scramble in back on, this time with the Cassidy-Graham bill. McCain is leaning in favour of voting yes, but would depend on the Governor of Arizona's opinion of it, and Murkowski is as yet undecided. They're going to vote on it without a CBO score on what it would do to coverage, bec...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thousands wait in line for Hillary
Replies: 56
Views: 2337

Re: Thousands wait in line for Hillary

I'm just infinitely glad that she isn't our President. She was, is, and always will be infinitely better qualified than the awful piece of toupeed garbage we're now saddled with. Do you for a fact know that? I don't like the Donald but unfortunately this election was terrible all around. Yeah, it's...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4038

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

I believe Jet Blue is doing some sort of in house abinitio pilot training at this time. May have just graduated their 1st class?? They will still have to fulfill their ATP requirements, so they'll have to instruct for a bit. If the results are good, they might be able to get relief on that, but I w...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4038

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

History has shown that cadet programs are safe. My opinion is that even in todays automated aircraft people should still possess some manual flying skills. But these can only partially be obtained by previous experience in light aircraft (or even military jets). The Captain of QZ8501 was an ex Air ...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 4490

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

aviatorcraig wrote:
Am I the only one who read the title of this thread and thought "What the hell are EasyJet doing in the States"? :)


Yeah, just you. :D

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thousands wait in line for Hillary
Replies: 56
Views: 2337

Re: Thousands wait in line for Hillary

Neither one of them earned my vote I don't get this attitude. Voting isn't like walking into a store to buy a shirt and seeing if there's something you like. If you don't like any of the shirts, you don't have to buy one, and you get to walk out of the store in the same condition in which you walke...

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by Mir
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4038

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

Fact backed up by studies done in the UK CAA, France DGAC etc. There is no significant difference in aircraft mishap rates when crewed by low or high hour pilots. This is indisputable and is further borne out by the ab initio cadet path being used successfully for over 30 years by the likes of BA, ...

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by Mir
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience
Replies: 55
Views: 4038

Re: Rollback proposed for the rule requiring pilot experience

The industry argument against this rule is that this rule creates a shortage of pilots and makes it difficult to hire them. What do a.nutters think? Funny how treating pilots like absolute crap has made it unattractive for people to invest the years and money involved in becoming a pilot. The regio...

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