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by Nicoeddf
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 8222

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Fully agree with you. I fly on the A320 myself and I agree you need to look at the instruments to see what's she's doing. Don't miss the moving thrust levers or a moving side stick (or yoke for that matter). The one thing I have heard colleagues complain about, especially trainers, is the difficult...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 8222

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Well, I spent years instructing in the C-5 and, while I agree with your point on watching either the instruments or God’s attitude indicator outside, where the yoke and pedals are moving can give you some advance warning where the plane will soon be going. And, if the input is inappropriate, the ai...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 8222

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Taking Airbus as an example, because that's not what the sidestick does. It acts differently from a non-FBW control device (but in a way that seems very similar when you're actually using it). Digging a bit more deeply, you're already getting feedback based on what you're actually asking the aircra...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 8222

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

A yoke is right in front of both pilots, very hard to miss its position, good or bad, appropriate or inappropriate. The side stick is out of view of the other pilot, it’s actual movement isn’t nearly as great as a yoke. I like the idea, but I’m not convinced it’s a panacea. GF I dont get this. I ne...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 8222

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

It is hard to implement without adding a host of safety-related complications. The system works fine as is. There is the fundamental issue of what a certain stick feedback represents. If you input right on the yoke of a Cessna 172, the ailerons deflect and the force you feel is the aerodynamic forc...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 8222

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

A yoke is right in front of both pilots, very hard to miss its position, good or bad, appropriate or inappropriate. The side stick is out of view of the other pilot, it’s actual movement isn’t nearly as great as a yoke. I like the idea, but I’m not convinced it’s a panacea. GF I dont get this. I ne...

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 936
Views: 129645

Re: A400M Update

It seems market requirements (vehicle dimensions) are going up making current smaller platforms obsolete. Probably what Airbus is hoping for. https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/ausa/2018/10/10/army-in-final-stages-of-hashing-out-stryker-lethality-requirements/ Sorry, I am a huge fan o...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A400M Update
Replies: 936
Views: 129645

Re: A400M Update

With these positive developments in additional capabilities being added has there been any renewed procurement interest? It seems market requirements (vehicle dimensions) are going up making current smaller platforms obsolete. Probably what Airbus is hoping for. https://www.defensenews.com/digital-...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 20430

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

For some connections you can wait a little longer, thats true, but for most connection the transfer time is pretty good. (I only checked India -> US though) The flights from India arrive between 7:30 and 9:00 and the LH flights to the US leave between 10:00 and 14:00 So if you want to fly to DEN, T...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?
Replies: 34
Views: 3135

Re: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?

Each and anyone of them. Everyday. ;)

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by Nicoeddf
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK
Replies: 102
Views: 20430

Re: Lufthansa to launch FRA-AUS in May '19, switch FRA-KIX to MUC, increase MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN, new MUC-BKK

How many A380 gates does MUC have? Nice to see more flights being added, MUC is a great airport. MUC is highly congested and nearly out of slots. That is why they are increasing the size of the aircraft there. This will be a trend until a 3rd runway gets built. Yeah, not really. While building a 3r...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 502
Views: 157362

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Seven sounds excessive. Hmm...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York
Replies: 10
Views: 2231

Re: Kenya Airways Cargo direct to New York

MileHFL400 wrote:
FlyRow wrote:
One would think this is belly cargo.


Right, but wouldn’t they just start belly cargo right from the inaugural flight?


If they have all handling processes, customs, etc. and special 'murica regulations in place - yes. If not, it might take them a bit to organize. Nothing out of the ordinary.

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?
Replies: 30
Views: 6140

Re: What exactly did airberlin do wrong?

A great airline? Personally I don't get the love for airberlin. While I know quite a few employees whom surely made a great job, their management was an abomination, both personally as well as in management skill. No sympathies here for a structurally sick company which has been allowed to stay aflo...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL
Replies: 54
Views: 7866

Re: Primera with TATL from FRA and TXL

The question is rather, if they can earn money with such fares. TATL isn't exactly a high yield environment anymore, so undercutting already low fares isn't a recipe for being profitable.
On the other hand, good for them in trying.

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 27173

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

Buying the CS was a smart move for Airbus. Very smart in fact. Buying the CRJ would be dumb. Pointless. I would be amazed if they did. Why would it be dumb to get the 70-100 seat "jet" range covered as complement to the <100 seat ATR segment? There are plenty opportunities to upgrade the ...

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by Nicoeddf
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 135
Views: 27173

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

As for as comfort, I'll take a 200 over an E-145, now that's a cramped cabin. The Embraer 145 is one of my favourite aircraft. I felt privileged every time I travelled aboard one. I love the A-seats; you get a window seat and an aisle seat at the same time. The windows are big and located at the pe...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321XLR new integrated hold tank questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4526

Re: A321XLR new integrated hold tank questions

acjbbj wrote:
Hope and PRAY Boeing goes forward with the SevenNinetySeven. Will immediately kill the A321((X)LR).


Yeah, praying won't help much.

And not sure where all this "killing" rhetoric always comes from. It's only planes FFS.

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 1990

Re: The correct Australian city

Double post

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Australian city
Replies: 34
Views: 1990

Re: The correct Australian city

Kiwirob wrote:
There’s isn’t one, the correct Australasian City is Auckland!


As in the most boring place in Australasia, surely.

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Bangla Captain had mental breakdown before KTM crash
Replies: 1
Views: 1419

Re: US-Bangla Captain had mental breakdown before KTM crash

Nope, it doesn't question anything, as it's pretty clear how many there are.
Pilots last I checked are humans. Hence mental health issues, alcohol, whatever-problems, are as prevalent and probable in pilots as in every other group. No secrets there.

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet
Replies: 18
Views: 3469

Re: Man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

scbriml wrote:
Is it possible this was one our very own? Maybe his fairy pink izod polo was mistaken for a dress? :wink2:


Interesting and, well, slightly unsettling thought. ;) Totally within the realm of possible, though.

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7355

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

Not trying to defend this crew if they actually made a mistake, but have you seen NOTAMs these days? 3 out of 4 times I look at them, it is several pages of useless information, such as building cranes erected within 5 kilometers of the airport but nowhere near the approach path. They just aren't c...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 122
Views: 34442

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

The captain is a check airmen which means that it was the first officer who was landing and under the supervision of the captain. Please put this non-sense to bed about coming from the 747 etc. The point about coming from another airplane is still valid and not nonsense at all. In fact, it's even m...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 502
Views: 157362

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Agree, but you forgot the first squeeze, the airline customer, who continually demands more for less from the airline, as if cheap air travel was a birthright. Thats not quite how it is. The consumer has an average amount of money to spend on mobility. Mobility actually is a birthright in some coun...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 502
Views: 157362

Re: CSeries Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Both major manufacturers (A and B) seem to brag about cutting costs by using suppliers. Then, after they cut the suppliers to the bone and the suppliers are unable to produce in adequate numbers with requisite quality, they throw those same suppliers under the bus. To a degree that describes the en...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu May 31, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 129
Views: 8418

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

One has to remember, with todays latest engines, with their very high bypass ratios, reverse is even more effective than ever before. Airplanes such as the MAX and NEO rely less on wheel brakes. Then you add the latest in carbon brake technology. Hardly a factor. Braking on a dry runway doesn't fac...

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by Nicoeddf
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11805

Re: Major order for the SSJ

And .. whats the status of the Interjet SSJ100 fleet? Last I knew, the majority of the fleet was parked .. being cannibalized to keep 2 flying. More real quality from Russia. Those airlines in Iran would be better to keep flying their 707s and 727s. Ah, you mean like the real quality Pratt produces...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most popular colors for men's polo shirts?
Replies: 22
Views: 849

Re: Most popular colors for men's polo shirts?

1337Delta764 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
This is like deja vu all over again.


Since when? I never posted such thread even remotely similar.


The number of IZOD threads you create quickly approach the number of 757 restarting production threads.

By the way, I spontaneously wondered how the IZOD name for yellow polos is. Any idea?

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1020
Views: 103573

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

seahawk wrote:
The best solution for Germany is to retire the Tornadoes and buy no replacement. The money can be spent on much more useful things in the society.


As if a couple of billions would make any difference for Germany. Money is not scarce here...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1020
Views: 103573

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I was just in the mood to tell Kutchy that he is unable to see that different perspectives exist beyond his own. Not sure why, boredom surely. You sure bored the crap out of me ;-) Don't worry, I bored the crap out of us both. But to be fair I couldn't possibly have known that the decision makers o...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1020
Views: 103573

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Haha, must I dignify this with an answer, com'on. It is a question of moral. What WIederling is implying that the Tornado is expendable and thus the crew is also expandable. That the RAF staff made a decision on the basis of what craft is ok to be shot down and not what is the best system to use in...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1020
Views: 103573

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

This attack is dead serious, people are murdered, a retaliation is launched to prevent it happening again, potentially killing more (innocent) people and risking pilots lives, but possibly also escalating the conflict (russia), triggering retaliations. The write-off value of a few fighter aircraft ...

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1020
Views: 103573

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

[quote="Ozair"][/quote]

Many thanks for taking the time to explain that to me - much appreciated. :)

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by Nicoeddf
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1020
Views: 103573

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Bullshit reason. Not even a funny comment. Thanks for your reply about stealth. I wonder however, why your replies are sometimes so unnecessary harsh when you don't agree with something like in the above quoted case. Is sharing opinions only ok if you tend to agree? This attack is dead serious, peo...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1020
Views: 103573

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The RAF selected their nearly retired Tornado's for the job. don't risk expensive stuff that you would like to continue using. Bullshit reason. Not even a funny comment. Thanks for your reply about stealth. I wonder however, why your replies are sometimes so unnecessary harsh when you don't agree w...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1020
Views: 103573

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

WIederling wrote:
keesje wrote:
The RAF selected their nearly retired Tornado's for the job.


don't risk expensive stuff that you would like to continue using.


Or take all the life out of your assets. Seems like a wise decision.

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1020
Views: 103573

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Serious question as I have no clue about it: Realistically, what would it take to significantly, as in it actually matters in combat, reduce RCS for any conventional design? I know that starting green field would be optimal as it ensures a fully integrated stealth approach. But what can be achieved ...

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by Nicoeddf
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?
Replies: 31
Views: 7594

Re: Chinese stealth bomber design unoficially leaked ?

When will the Chinese create their own indigenous technology for once instead of stealing it from the West? What do you expect them to do? Put the Cockpit at the rear-end of the craft and the gear on top of the fuselage, just so it doesn't look similar? Physics don't change when you reach China, yo...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3240

Re: Better way to load freighters

So you lower the wings into the ground as well? Or are we folding them like on a carrier? At a gate, a rectangular area in the ramp and large enough for the entire a/c is lowered, just like an elevator on a naval aircraft carrier. When the cargo door lip is at ground level, the lowering stops, and ...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Better way to load freighters
Replies: 62
Views: 3240

Re: Better way to load freighters

So you lower the wings into the ground as well? Or are we folding them like on a carrier?

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 39687

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

They are coming from another airline. The 767s are being retired from mainline now, as quickly as possible. Along with the E190s. In the internal battle between types at mainline, the A330 won over the 767 and the A319/A330 won over the E190. It appears ... size matters. Isn't that pretty much the ...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300s in 2019
Replies: 168
Views: 39687

Re: Air Canada will add 4 more A330-300'S in 2019

skipness1E wrote:
Commonality with existing fleet, ideal for routes where the B788 is wayyyyy too expensive and capable.


Ideal TATL birds...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 11480

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

Well, you deliberate cut out part of my answer, so why did you do that? Because I had no question / reply to the rest of your post. But a specific one to that part. I thought that's what the quoting function is for? Not everything has a "bad" meaning, Dutchy. So serious question, why isn'...

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by Nicoeddf
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 11480

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

L410Turbolet wrote:
Read your own response one post earlier.


No need, I wrote them. Your point is still not valid, though. I refuse to see the world black and white. Because it sure isn't. Not even when it comes to Russia. Or Trump, or whatever topic is hip at the moment.

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 11480

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

So serious question, why isn't it the same? Yet another Putinversteher, Nico? Not at all. Why is "not accepting black and white" equal to "Putinversteher?" Ah, I always forget: Because we are discussing on an internet forum, we may only use the most simplistic black and white st...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 11480

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

False equivalency. Yes. It's a tactic also frequently used by the Trump admin. Funny that. Come on, bit more flesh on the bone, please: Why is it a false equivalency? Explain. Regarding Trump admin: I am not sure your implied thesis (Trump / GOP use the tactic, DEMs not) would hold the test of evid...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 11480

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

You think it is the same, but it isn't. Please, enlighten me. Why not? Well, you deliberate cut out part of my answer, so why did you do that? Because I had no question / reply to the rest of your post. But a specific one to that part. I thought that's what the quoting function is for? Not everythi...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 32150

Re: Rumor: UA to indroduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

UA getting a new livery is inevitable, but i don't see how LH getting a new livery has any impact on UA. care to explain that? Well, I kinda figured because they are in the same alliance, and to me, in the airline world they seem to be siblings. But it's all up in the air. Yeah, it's all totally em...

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by Nicoeddf
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.
Replies: 566
Views: 11480

Re: Russia needs to stop ruining everything.

False equivalency. Yes. It's a tactic also frequently used by the Trump admin. Funny that. Come on, bit more flesh on the bone, please: Why is it a false equivalency? Explain. Regarding Trump admin: I am not sure your implied thesis (Trump / GOP use the tactic, DEMs not) would hold the test of evid...

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